Like it or not, there will be difficult times in our lives. You might lose your job, fail in your exams or have an illness. 1. Here are some ways not to lose hope during difficult times.

1.1Have faith.

2. No matter how bad the situation is, things will turn out to be good in the end. Several years ago I failed to get my master’s degree. It was a really bad experience.3. It was of much better quality than my previous university. Experiences like this strengthen my belief that having faith is important during difficult times.

2.Be around supportive people.

Going through difficult times is hard, and going through them alone is even harder. You need a group of positive people who can support you. 4. If you don’t, my suggestion is to start looking for one. Don’t wait until you need it, because it will be too late by then. You need the community before difficult times come.

3.Help others.

An additional benefit of being in a good community is that it encourages you to think about other people. It pushes you to help others and, therefore, think about other people. 5. As a result, your situation won’t look as bad as it would be otherwise. Often the situation looks worse than it really is because we give too much attention. Shifting(移开)some of your attention away will put the situation in a better view.

A.Your community helps a lot.

B.Whatever it is, it’s important not to lose hope.

C.However, I changed my attitude towards failure.

D.In this way you shift your focus away from yourself.

E.But I got a scholarship at an overseas university later.

F.You must believe that things will work out well eventually.

G.You should become part of a community that cares for one another.

 

Do you want to get home from work knowing you have made a real difference in someone’s life?

If yes, don’t care about sex or age! Come and join us, then you’ll make it!

Position: Volunteer Social Care Assistant

(No Pay with Free Meals)

Place: Manchester

Hours: Part Time

We are now looking for volunteers to support people with learning disabilities to live active lives! Only 4 days left. Don’t miss the chance of lending your warm hands to help others!

Role:

You will provide people with learning disabilities with all aspects of their daily lives. You will help them to develop new skills. You will help them to protect their rights and their safety. But your primary concern is to let them know they are valued.

Skills and Experience Required:

You will have the right values and great listening skills. You will be honest and patient. You will have the ability to drive a car and to communicate in fluent written and spoken English since you’ll have to help those people with different learning disabilities. Previous care-related experience will be a great advantage for you.

1.What does the underlined part mean?

A. You’ll make others’ lives more meaningful with this job

B. You’ll arrive home just in time from this job

C. You’ll earn a good salary from this job

D. You’ll succeed in getting this job

2.The volunteers’ primary responsibility is to help people with learning disabilities______.

A. to get some financial support

B. to properly protect themselves

C. to learn some new living skills

D. to realize their own importance

3.Which of the following can first be chosen as a volunteer?

A. The one who can drive a car

B. The one who has done similar work before

C. The one who has patience to listen to others

D. The one who can use English to communicate

 

People who have lost the ability to understand or use words due to brain damage are called aphasics(失语症患者).Such patients can be extremely good at something else.From the changing expressions on speakers' faces and the tones of their voices,they can tell lies from truths.

Doctors studying the human brain have given a number of examples of this amazing power of aphasics.Some have even compared this power to that of a dog with an ability to find out the drugs hidden in the baggage.

Recently,scientists carried out tests to see if all that was said about aphasics was true.They studied a mixed group of people.Some were normal;others were aphasics.It was proved that the aphasics were far ahead of the normal people in recognizing false speeches—in most cases,the normal people were fooled by words,but the aphasics were not.

Some years ago,Dr.Oliver Sacks wrote in his book about his experiences with aphasics.He mentioned a particular case in a hospital.Some aphasics were watching the president giving a speech on TV.Since the president had been an actor earlier,making a good speech was no problem for him.He was trying to put his feelings into every word of his speech.

But his way of speaking had the opposite effect on the patients.They didn't seem to believe him.Instead,they burst into laughter.The aphasics knew that the president did not mean a word of what he was saying.He was lying!

Many doctors see aphasics as people who are not completely normal because they lack the ability to understand words.However,according to Dr.Sacks,they are more gifted than normal people.Normal people may get carried away by words.Aphasics seem to understand human expressions better,though they cannot understand words.

1.What is so surprising about aphasics?

A. They can fool other people.

B. They can tell whether people are lying.

C. They can understand language better.

D. They can find out the hidden drugs.

2.How did the scientists study aphasics?

A. By asking them to watch TV together.

B. By organizing them into acting groups.

C. By comparing them with normal people.

D. By giving them chances to speak on TV.

3.What do we learn from this text?

A. What ones says reflects how one feels.

B. Aphasics have richer feelings than others.

C. Normal people often tell lies in their speeches.

D. People poor at one thing can be good at another.

 

The writer Margaret Mitchell is best known for writing Gone with the Wind, first published in 1936. Her book and the movie based on it, tell a story of love and survival during the American Civil War. Visitors to the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, Georgia, can go where she lived when she started composing the story and learn more about her life.

Our first stop at the Margaret Mitchell House is an exhibit area telling about the writer’s life. She was born in Atlanta in 1900. She started writing stories when she was a child. She started working as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal newspaper in 1922. One photograph of Ms. Mitchell, called Peggy, shows her talking to a group of young college boys. She was only about one and a half meters tall. The young men tower over her, but she seems very happy and sure of herself. The tour guide explains: “Now in this picture Peggy is interviewing some boys from Georgia Tech, asking them such questions as ‘Would you really marry a woman who works?’ And today it’d be ‘Would you marry one who doesn’t?’ ”

The Margaret Mitchell House is a building that once contained several apartments. Now we enter the first floor apartment where Ms. Mitchell lived with her husband, John Marsh. They made fun of the small apartment by calling it “The Dump ” .

Around 1926, Margaret Mitchell had stopped working as a reporter and was at home healing after an injury. Her husband brought her books to read from the library. She read so many books that he bought her a typewriter and said it was time for her to write her own book. Our guide says Gone with the Wind became a huge success. Margaret Mitchell received the Pulitzer Prize for the book. In 1939 the film version was released. It won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

1.The book Gone with the Wind was _________.

A. first published on a newspaper    B. awarded ten Academy Awards

C. written in “The Dump”    D. adapted from a movie

2.The underlined phrase “tower over” in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_________.

A. be very pleased with    B. show great respect for

C. be much taller than    D. show little interest in

3.Why did Ms. Mitchell stop working as a reporter according to the passage?

A. Because she was rich enough.    B. Because she was injured then.

C. Because her husband didn’t like it.    D. Because she wanted to write books.

4.Which is the best title for the passage?

A. Gone with the Wind: A Huge Success.

B. Margaret Mitchell: A Great Female Writer.

C. An Introduction of the Margaret Mitchell House.

D. A Trip to Know Margaret Mitchell.

 

近期,随着《中国诗词大会》和《朗读者》的成功开播,掀起了一股新的读书热潮。假如你是学生会主席,请你起草一份倡议书,号召全校同学多读书,读好书,养成课外阅读的好习惯。字数100左右

倡议书包括以下内容:

1.目前仍存在的一些不好现象(比如沉迷电视、网络,不喜欢读书)

2.列举读书的好处(丰富知识,完善自我等)

3.建议(每学期至少读1-2本好书)

参考词汇:chairman 主席 Students’ Union学生会

Good morning, boys and girls,

 

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修改:在错的词下画一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

注意:1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

2.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

Good afternoon, everyone, I feel honor to stand here to share my ideas about the topic of communicate with our parents.

Parents are the people which love us most, so it is necessary to keep a good relationship with them. Here are my suggestions with how to make it easier to communicate with parents.

First, we should respect and trust our parents. Don’t be rude to them even if they had done something wrong. They have been experienced more and always try their best to protect us from dangers. Second, whether we often talk with them about our life and experience, we will know each other better. Third, if sometimes we don’t agree with our parents decisions, we should try to put themselves in their shoes and we will soon understand them. Remember they really want is only the best for us.

Thank you for listening.

 

A Lion 1. (lie) asleep in the forest. A timid little Mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright to get away, ran across the Lion’s nose. Awaken from his nap, the Lion laid his huge paw 2. (angry) on the tiny creature to kill her.

“Spare me!’’ begged 3. poor Mouse. “Please let me go and some day I 4. ( repay) you.” The Lion was much 5. (amuse) to think that a Mouse could ever help him. 6. he was generous and let the Mouse go.

Some days later, while hunting in the forest, the Lion was caught in a hunter’ s net. Unable to free 7., he filled the forest 8. his angry roaring(咆哮).

The Mouse knew the voice and quickly found the Lion 9. ( struggle) in the net. She gnawed (咬) the ropes until it parted, and soon the Lion was free.

“You laughed 10. I said I would repay you,” said the Mouse. “Now you see that even a Mouse can help a Lion.”

 

When I was asked to think about someone who changed our life by my teacher, I thought of my friend Anna immediately.

Anna was a top student when she was at school. She was ______, so she often told me, “Study hard, and your efforts will finally ______. In the future, you will have a good job and certainly be ______ in life.” After her graduation, she was admitted to a university. ______, she left there after studying for appropriately a year, because she didn’t have enough ______ for the next year. But a year later,she ______. This time she was not only a college student, but also a(n) ______. She had to work in her ______ time and do homework during school hours. It must have been the most difficult period of time in her life, but she didn’t ______ at all. Instead, she told me how to become ______ and responsible.

I ______ her and often tell myself that I should work hard to ______ it once I set my mind to something like Anna. Her ways are changing my ways. Now I don’t do the things I ______ to do. Ever since I started high school, I have been more ______. I am not lazy any more. Instead, I try to come to school every day. I have ______ everything aside and just have been focused on school. I am really ______ that she has changed me a lot.

As our teacher was ______, already had something to write, because I ______ thought of my friend. I am actually proud to say that she is my ______, because I wouldn’t be here at this point of time without her help. I firmly believe that I will be someone who ______ someone else one day.

1.A. confident    B. hard – working    C. responsible    D. reliable

2.A. pay for    B. pay back    C. pay off    D. pay

3.A. somebody    B. nobody    C. everybody    D. anybody

4.A. But    B. And    C. However    D. Therefore

5.A. time    B. benefit    C. energy    D. money

6.A. gave in    B. went back    C. went away    D. gave up

7.A. worker    B. employer    C. student    D. teacher

8.A. busy    B. full    C. empty    D. spare

9.A. solve    B. complain    C. realize    D. mean to

10.A. honest    B. kind    C. strong    D. healthy

11.A. praise    B. appreciate    C. amaze    D. dislike

12.A. get    B. recognize    C. achieve    D. accept

13.A. desired    B. designed    C. hated    D. used

14.A. connected    B. concentrated    C. frightened    D. delighted

15.A. pushed    B. arranged    C. pulled    D. saved

16.A. grateful    B. helpful    C. faithful    D. powerful

17.A. wondering    B. asking    C. commanding    D. laughing

18.A. scarcely    B. usually    C. surely    D. fortunately

19.A. friend    B. goal    C. hero    D. competitor

20.A. protects    B. helps    C. influences    D. encourages

 

With time going by, people have come to understand the importance of protecting the environment. But they can’t deal with everything by themselves. Take small steps, and you can make a difference.

• Think Green. Think about the environment as you live your life. If you turn off lights and TV when leaving the room, you’ll save energy. 1..

• Shop Green. Shopping is fun, but buying things you don’t need is wasteful and even bad for the earth. 2.. And whenever possible, buy things locally made instead of those shipped from far away.

• Dress Green. What really matters is not the colour. 3.. So look for products made from environmentally friendly (环保的) materials.

4.. What’s better than learning about the environment? 5.. It can be as simple as using both sides of a piece of paper before you recycle it

A. Before you buy something, ask yourself how much you will use it.

B. Study Green.

C. It’s how the clothes were made.

D. You may care more about the qualities of the clothes.

E. Save it while you learn.

F. If you take shorter showers, you will save water.

G. Recycle more.

 

A scanner is recently created by a group of professors. It is believed to predict the perfect job for anyone simply by reading their fingerprints. The group says that in the future, fingerprints could help tell a person’s key personalities.

To use the scanner, people place their fingers upon the fingerprint reader and computer technology connected with sensors (传感器) reads back what sort of job could suit the individual. The machine bases its results on a collection of a large amount of information in the computer about how fingerprint shapes connect with job selection.

Local companies help researchers from the city’s Kuban University of Physical Education and Sport to test the technology.

Twenty - one - year - old Oscar Galkin, a mathematics graduate, said: “I got the result from the scanner that I would suit a job in IT, which is exactly what I want to do. I don’t know if it is luck or if it can really read a person’s talents, but it worked for me.”

And Zara Tokareva, aged 20, who feels uncomfortable at the sight of blood, said: “I want to be a house designer but the machine said I should be a nurse. So, no, I don’t think it is as clever as expected.”

Though fingerprint identification has been widely used in crime discovering, it is still a science that has a lot of possibility of being used, say experts, from discovering drug misuse to personality analysis - exactly as hand readers have been saying to do for centuries.

“The basic idea is that although everybody’s fingerprints are completely different, there are obvious features that are common on the fingers of certain professionals working in certain jobs,” said researcher Ravil Yudin.

It’s not really a new idea because hand readers have been saying for hundreds of years that you can tell a person’s future by reading their hands. We want to match that by looking at fingerprints and trying to tell what career path people would choose.

1.From the text we know that the fingerprint scanner       .

A. matches fingerprints with jobs    B. tells people’s personality

C. helps collect job information    D. reads individual’s mind

2.What can we learn from what Ravil Yudin said?

A. The fingerprint scanner is based on a new idea.

B. Cerain people’s fingers actually have something in common.

C. Telling one’s future by reading his hands started a few years ago.

D. The technology of fingerprint identification can be used in many fields.

3.What is the main idea of the passage?

A. Hand readers are widely used in life.

B. A fingerprint scanner could tell a person’s personality.

C. A fingerprint scanner could predict a person’s job.

D. A fingerprint scanner could be used in crime discovering.

 

Tim was walking home from school one day when he noticed a boy ahead of him. He had tripped (绊倒) and dropped all of the books he was carrying along with some clothes, a baseball bat and a glove.

Tim knelt down and helped the boy pick up the things. Since they were going the same way, he offered to carry some things for the boy.

As they walked, Tim knew that the boy’s name was Sam. He loved video games, baseball and history, but he was having trouble with some of his subjects.

They arrived at Sam’s home first. Tim was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with some laughs and talk. Then Tim went home.

They continued to see each other at school and had lunch together once or twice a week.

Three days before they finished high school, Sam asked Tim if they could talk. Sam reminded Tim of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?’’ asked Sam. “You see, I took away all my things from school. I had stored away some of my mother’s sleeping pills. I was going home to kill myself. But after we spent some time talking and laughing, I realized that if I had died, I would have missed so many good times. So you see, Tim, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more. ______

1.When Sam fell down on his way home, Tim       .

A. didn’t notice that    B. helped him pick up the things

C. carried all the things for him    D. went away quickly

2.Which of the following is true?

A. Tim and Sam were brothers.    B. Tim and Sam were in the same school.

C. Sam was good at all of his subjects.    D. Sam finally killed himself.

3.What did they do at Sam’s home except?

A. playing video games    B. drinking some Coke

C. having a pleasant talk    D. watching TV

4.Three days before graduation, Sam asked Tim to talk because he       .

A. hoped to go on holiday together    B. wanted to kill himself again

C. hoped to have lunch together    D. wanted to tell him his story

5.What would Sam probably say at last?

A. You saved my life.    B. I should die.

C. You did a good job.    D. You helped me a lot.

 

There are various camps. Have you heard about ‘‘Survival Camp”? “Survival Camp” is for children to go into the lonely place for exciting activities. Now about 1,100 companies are allowed to take children into the great outdoors without their parents.

The reason why people like “Survival Camp” is that they think getting close to nature is good for children. Many children in big cities spend all time watching TV and playing computer games. “Survival Camp” gives them an important change.

Is “Survival Camp” a wonderful idea? Maybe it is. Children need more free time to play. They need to be left on their own, without adults disturbing (打扰) them. Parents care too much about their children. They like to see the children being busy with activities that are controlled by adults but children don’t know what to do when they are in danger. Even something like crossing a small river seems to be a hard challenge. Children are not comfortable with danger. Even small danger like getting their feet wet or falling down seems very terrible to them.

Many people think the survival activities are good for children. Even years later, they will still remember what they have learned. Some have learned to stay calm in different times. Some have learned how to keep safe. Others have learned how to work in a team. All these skills will help them a lot in their lives.

1.What is “Survival Camp” according to the passage?

A. It is for children to have fun with parents.

B. It is for children to improve study skills.

C. It is for children to escape from danger.

D. It is for children to go into the lonely place for exciting activities.

2.Which children are more likely to take part in “Survival Camp”?

A. Poor children.    B. Rich children.

C. Children from cities.    D. Children from rural areas.

3.The last paragraph mainly deals with       .

A. the suggestions of taking part in “Survival Camp”

B. the advantages of “Survival Camp”

C. the disadvantages of “Survival Camp”

D. the activities of “Survival Camp”

 

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1.Who are likely to join Fitness Zone?

A. People who have health problems.    B. People who are good at training others.

C. People who need a tailor - made suit.    D. People who want to keep fit.

2.What does the underlined phrase “look your best” mean?

A. Look in the mirror.    B. Try your best to see.

C. Look more confident.    D. Be in excellent condition.

3.What is not offered in our program?

A. Group yoga classes.    B. The best fitness equipment.

C. Special fitness clothes.    D. Professional personal trainers.

4.This passage is written to       .

A. employ top personal trainers    B. call on more people to do sports

C. call on people to join Fitness Zone    D. encourage people to get through difficult times

 

假设你是李华,201663日搭乘国外某航空公司航班(flight number BA793)回国后,发现遗失了一个行李箱(suitcase)。现请用英文给该航空公司写一封信,请他们帮你寻找。

信件要点包括:

1.陈述写信原因      

2.简要描述该行李

3.说明其重要性     

4.期待回复并表示感谢

注意:

1.词数100左右。

2.信件格式已为你给出。

3.请在答题卡上作答。

Dear Sir or Madam,

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Yours truly,

Li Hua

 

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增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(),并在其下面写出该加的词。

删除:把多余的词用斜线(﹨)划掉。

修改:在错的词下划一横线, 并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

注意: 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

2. 只允许修改10,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

When I intended to tell my four-year-old niece Lisa the story Snow White write by the Grimm Brothers, my elder sister stopped me immediate and gave me another storybook. When I asked if she has told Lisa the story, she shook her head and said, “I don’t think girl today should listen to this story.” I was confusing. Later, my sister explained how. In this story, Snow White does nothing to rescue herself. Instead of, she depends on others’ help. My sister doesn’t want her daughter to learn just to turn to others help. She wants her to learn to be brave and independence. That’s why my sister doesn’t want to tell herself such stories as Snow White.

 

My first visit to London was one and half years ago. It Was1. wonderful trip. I stayed in the city for three weeks, and I had many2. (impress). I visited all the famous places.

When I dreamed of3. (see) London in the past, I always wanted to see Tower Bridge and the famous Big Ben clock tower. I visited these4. (place), and I went on a tourist boat on the River Thames.

First, I went to the Tower of London, and I want to say that it is a very interesting5. (history) place. I found out that a long time ago, it was a prison.6. (late) it became a castle for the royal family. Or maybe it is the reverse, I’m not sure, but they7. (leave) this place and went to live in Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace.

In London, you can also enjoy nature. There are many parks that are wonderful green, quite places8. you can relax and escape the noise of the city.

Trafalgar Square is a popular place for students and other young people. You can find lots of pigeons there. If you have time, you can feed9. (they) and they will be very happy. You can buy special food for them, but be careful! Tons of birds will surround you10. you feed them.

 

“Look,it’s Baldy!” A boy shouted in my direction across the playground. Even though I was used to regular insults (侮辱) because of the ______ on my head, it was ______ horrible to hear. I sighed as I headed back to the class.

When I was just 20 months old, I suffered serious _____ after a bowl full of hot oil fell on my head. I was ______ to hospital and had to stay there for weeks while the doctors ______ to save my life. “Holly’s very ______ to be alive,’”they told Mum and Dad. “But she’ll be ______ with scars on her head, and of course her hair won’t grow there. ”

As a child,I cared much about my scars,so I ______ wore a scarf to cover them up when I left home. ____ I didn’t,people would call me horrible names like Baldy. Although my friends were always comforting me, they never _____understood how it felt.

Then through the hospital I was ____ to a children’s burns camp, where children like me can get any help. There, I ____ 14-year-old Stephanie, whose burns are a lot more serious than mine. But she is so ____ that she never lets anyone put her down.“You shouldn’t _____ what people say about what you look like because we're not different from anyone else, Holly,” she ____ me. “And you don’t need to wear a scarf because you look great _____ it! ” For the first time in my life I could speak to someone who’d been through something _____ .So weeks later, at my 13th birthday party, ____ by her bravery, I gave up my scarf and showed off my scars. It felt amazing not having to ______ away behind my scarf.

Now,I am____ of what I look like and much happier, because I have realized it is your personality(个性) that decides who you truly are.

1.A. hat    B. scarf    C. scars    D. cuts

2.A. still    B. just    C. never    D. seldom

3.A. hunger    B. cold    C. defeats    D. burns

4.A. rushed    B. led    C. invited    D. forced

5.A. learned    B. fought    C. returned    D. decided

6.A. happy    B. lucky    C. lonely    D. poor

7.A. pressed    B. occupied    C. left    D. painted

8.A. possibly    B. usually    C. finally    D. nearly

9.A. Although    B. Since    C. If    D. Before

10.A. correctly    B. roughly    C. easily    D. really

11.A. promoted    B. introduced    C. reported    D. carried

12.A. met    B. recognized    C. remembered    D. caught

13.A. honest    B. strong    C. active    D. young

14.A. write down    B. agree with    C. pass on    D. listen to

15.A. promised    B. encouraged    C. ordered    D. calmed

16.A. in    B. for    C. without    D. beyond

17.A. similar    B. strange    C. hard    D. important

18.A. allowed    B. required    C. guided    D. inspired

19.A. hide    B. give    C. keep    D. put

20.A. sick    B. aware    C. tired    D. proud

 

How to Say No to Your Boss

Saying “no” to a request can be a difficult thing, especially when the person making the request is your boss.1.The following steps are helpful.

Give yourself some time to think about the request before saying “no”.

If the request arrives via email, don’t reply right away.

2.If your boss asks you in person or on the telephone, request some time to give it thought and tell her you will get back to her by a specific time. Consider the request carefully to determine whether you have to say “no”.

Prepare your answer before telling your boss “no”.

Anticipate questions she might ask in response to your answer, and decide how you want to answer them. Rehearse your conversation with your boss out loud to help build your confidence before the real conversation.

Choose the right time and place to speak with your boss.

Have the conversation in private if your work situation allows you to get a moment alone with your boss. Keep in mind your boss’s workday pressures and work style. If she is a morning person and gets grumpy(脾气暴躁的)in the afternoon, be sure to speak with her before lunch.

3.

If your boss is asking you to take on more responsibility, that shows that she has faith in your ability to do the job. Acknowledge that it means a lot to you before telling her that you feel you cannot do it.

Tell your boss why you have to say “no” to the request.

4.Your boss will be grateful that you answered honestly, rather than trying to take on a project you cannot handle.

Offer an alternative solution.

For example, if your boss asks you to serve on a committee, suggest someone else in the company that you think may be interested and capable of serving.5.

A. Pay your boss a compliment while denying her request.

B. Even if you try your best to do everything the boss lets you do, there are times when you can’t do and have to say “no”.

C. Put yourself in your boss’s shoes and consider how the company will be affected if you refuse the request.

D. Maybe you could offer to share the workload with someone else.

E. Most employers respect honesty in their employees.

F. Try a compromise.

G. Set the request aside and think about it for a while.

 

People do not analyze every problem they meet. Sometimes they try to remember a solution from the last time they had a similar problem. They often accept the opinions or ideas of other people. Other times they begin to act without thinking. They try to find a solution by trial and error. However, when all these methods fail, the person with a problem has to start analyzing. There are six stages in analyzing a problem.

First, the person must recognize that there is a problem. For example, Sam’s bicycle is broken, and he cannot ride it to class as he usually does. Sam must see that there is a problem with his bicycle.

Next, the thinker must define the problem. Before Sam can repair his bicycle, he must find out the reason why it does not work. For instance, he must determine if the problem is with the gears, the brakes, or the frame. He must make his problem more specific.

Now the person must look for information that will make the problem clearer and lead to possible solutions. For instance, suppose Sam decided that his bike does not work because there is something wrong with the gear wheels. At this time, he can look in his bicycle repair book and read about gears. He can talk to his friends at the bike shop. He can look at his gears carefully.

After studying the problem, the person should have several suggestions for a possible solution. Take Sam as an illustration. His suggestions might be: put oil on the gear wheels; buy new gear wheels and replace the old ones; tighten or loosen the gear wheels.

Eventually one suggestion seems to be the solution to the problem. Sometimes the final idea comes very suddenly because the thinker suddenly sees something new or sees something in a new way. Sam, for example, suddenly sees that there is a piece of chewing gum between the gear wheels. He immediately realizes the solution to his problem: he must clean the gear wheels.

Finally the solution is tested. Sam cleans the gear wheels and finds that afterwards his bicycle works perfectly. In short , he has solved the problem.

1..What is the best title for this passage?

A. Six Stages for Repairing Sam’s Bicycle

B. Possible Ways to Problem-solving

C. Necessities of Problem Analysis

D. Suggestions for Analyzing a Problem

2.In analyzing a problem we should do all the following except:

A. recognize and define the problem

B. look for information to make the problem clearer

C. have suggestions for a possible solution

D. find a solution by trial or mistake

3.. By referring to Sam’s broken bicycle, the author intends to _________.

A. illustrate the ways to repair his bicycle

B. discuss the problems of his bicycle

C. tell us how to solve a problem

D. show us how to analyze a problem

4.Which of the following is NOT true?

A. People do not analyze the problem they meet.

B. People often accept the opinions or ideas of other people.

C. People may learn from their past experience.

D. People can not solve some problems they meet.

5.As used in the last sentence, the phrase “in short” means _____.

A. in the long run    B. in detail

C. in a word    D. in the end

 

The Exterminating Angel

Director: Luis Bunuel

Country/Date : Mexico/1962 (black and white)

Introduction : A party is organized in a high class society house. Many people are drinking and eating. It’s getting late, but nobody is leaving. Even though the door is open, people seem to be locked in the house. They can’t leave either the day or on the following days. So a rescue began.

The Net

Director: Irwin Winkler

Country/Date: U.S.A./1995

Introduction: Angela Bennettt is a computer programmer who has devoted her life to computers and the Internet. She spends hours and hours in front of the screen. She does everything over the Internet, and she has some close friends in a chat room, though she has never talked to her neighbors.

Kung Fu Panda

Director : Mark Osborne & John Stevenson

Country/Date : U.S.A./2008

Introduction: The leading character is a panda whose name is Po. He is lazy first but he has a great dream——to be a kung fu master. To make his dream come true, he goes to a faraway temple to learn kung fu from a master. However, one of his brothers, Tai Long wants to become the kung fu master, killing many of his brothers even the master. So Po fights against Tai Long and defeats him, The film is good especially for kids.

Life is Beautiful

Director: Roberto Benigni

Country/Date : Italy/1998

Introduction: In 1939, during World WarⅡ in Italy, Guido, a hopeful man, the main character fell in love with Dora, and they got married. Five years later, their lives changed. Guido and Joshua were taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp and Dora also went there with her husband and son. At that place, Guido tried his best to save his son’s life in a special way.

1.Who is the director of The Net?

A. Luis Bunuel    B. Irwin Winkler

C. Mark Osborne    D. Roberto Benigni

2.Which film is especially fit for kids?

A. The Exterminating Angel.    B. The Net.

C. Kung Fu Panda.    D. Life is Beautiful.

3..What can we learn about Life is Beautiful?

A. It’s about a rescue of people who can’t leave a house.

B. The story is set in World War.

C. It was made in America in 1995.

D. The main character is absorbed in computer.

 

Almost everybody in America will spend a part of his or her life behind a shopping cart. They will, in a lifetime, push the chrome-plated contraptions many miles. But few will know—or even think to ask—who it was that invented them.

Sylvan N. Goldman invented the shopping cart in 1937. At that time he was in the supermarket business.Every day he would see shoppers lugging groceries around in baskets they had to carry.

One day Goldman suddenly had the idea of putting baskets on wheels. The wheeled baskets would make shopping much easier for his customers, and would help to attract more business.

On June 4, 1937, Goldman’s first carts were ready for use in his market. He was terribly excited on the morning of that day as customers began arriving. He couldn’t wait to see them using his invention.

But Goldman was disappointed. Most shoppers gave the carts a long look, but hardly anybody would give them a try.

After a while, Goldman decided to ask customers why they weren’t using his carts. “Don’t you think this arm is strong enough to carry a shopping basket?” one shopper replied.

But Goldman wasn’t beaten yet. He knew his carts would be a great success if only he could persuade people to give them a try. To this end, Goldman hired a group of people to push carts around his market and pretend they were shopping! Seeing this, the real customers gradually began copying the phony customers.

As Goldman had hoped, the carts were soon attracting larger and larger numbers of customers to his market. But not only did more people come—those who came bought more. With larger, easier-to-handle baskets, customers unconsciously bought a greater number of items than before.

Today’s shopping carts are five times larger than Goldman’s original model. Perhaps that’s one reason Americans today spend more than five times as much money on food each year as they did before 1937—before the coming of the shopping cart.

1.What do the underlined words “ chrome-plated contraptions” in the first paragraph refer to?

A. Baskets.    B. Private cars.

C. Suitcases.    D. Shopping carts.

2.What was the purpose of Goldman’s invention?

A. It was to prove him to be a good inventor.

B. It was to reduce the burden of his employees' work.

C. It was to make shopping easier and attract more business.

D. It was to help the disabled make shopping easily in his market.

3.Goldman hired a group of people to push carts around his market in order to

A. attract people to buy things in his market

B. encourage people to use his shopping carts

C. make his market different from the others

D. keep the groceries from being stolen

4.What can we infer from the last paragraph?

A. Goldman will become very famous because of his invention.

B. Goldman's invention will be regarded as the greatest one in the world.

C. Supermarket business has benefited a lot from Goldman's invention.

D. There will be nothing that can replace Goldman's invention.

 

Many countries follow special customs when a child’s baby teeth fall out. Many of these customs tell stories about animals taking the teeth.

For example, Koreans have the custom of throwing the fallen tooth onto the roof of a house so that a magpie (喜鹊) can take the tooth away and bring a new tooth for the child. This custom is also followed by some other Asian countries, such as Japan and Vietnam.

Other countries, though, have tooth customs about other animals. In Mexico and Spain, for example, it is thought that a mouse takes a fallen tooth away and leaves some money. But in Mongolia, it is dogs that take children’s teeth away. Dogs are highly respected in Mongolian culture. It is believed that the new tooth will grow strong if the baby tooth is fed to a dog, so parents in Mongolia will put their children’s fallen teeth in a piece of meat and feed it to a dog.

In France and the USA, a child will put a fallen tooth under his or her pillow before going to bed. It is thought that in the early morning, when the child is still sleeping, the Tooth Fairy will take the tooth away and leave something else under the pillow. What she will leave is hard to know. It is said that in France the Tooth Fairy may leave some candies; however, in the United States, she may leave money.

1.In Vietnam, if a child’s tooth falls out, he or she will __________.

A. throw it onto the roof of a house

B. feed it to a mouse

C. put it in a piece of meat and feed the meat to a dog

D. leave it to the Tooth Fairy

2.From the last paragraph, we can know that in France and the USA _________.

A. a child will put his or her fallen tooth beside the pillow

B. the Tooth Fairy takes the fallen teeth away at midnight

C. the Tooth Fairy will leave some candies to the children after taking the fallen teeth away

D. no one knows for sure what the Tooth Fairy will leave to the children after taking the fallen teeth away

3.The passage is mainly about ___________.

A. customs about fallen teeth in western countries

B. customs about fallen teeth in different countries

C. stories about human teeth

D. stories about some animals

 

假定你是李华,亚洲冬季运动会将在你居住的地方举办,现正在招募志愿者,你希望成为其中一员。请按要求用英文给组委会写一封信。内容应包括:

1.个人情况:年龄,性别,一个北京的高中生

2.个人条件:英语好,爱好体育,善于交际,乐于助人,熟悉本地情况

3.承诺:提供最佳服务

注意:1.词数在100 词左右

2.可适当增加细节,使内容充实,行文连贯

3.信的开头结尾已给出,不计入总词数

服务 service    承诺  promise    Winter Asian Games. 亚洲冬季运动会(简写WAG)         交流communicate   熟悉  be familiar with sth

Dear Sir/Madam,

My Name is Li Hua. I would like to work as a volunteer for the Winter Asian Games.____________________________________________

Yours

Li Hua

 

假如英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌的以下作文。文中共有10处错误,每句中最多有两处。错误涉及单词的增加、删除或修改。

增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号∧,并在此符号下面写出该加的词。

删除:把多余的词用斜线\划掉。

修改:在错词下面划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。

注意:1、每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

2、只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分

3. 必须按答题要求做题,否则不给分。

More and more foreigners like to come to China. Last Friday the foreign teacher was invited to our school give a lecture to the students of Senior Grade Two. We found hislecture very interesting. I learned a lot of from him. The teacher talk to us freely witheasy English. She spoke such slowly that we understood him very well. Sometimes herepeated what we didn't understand. My classmates were all active in the class. To my joy,

I understood everything the teacher said. And I was able to ask question in English . I was deeply encouraging. I think if we practise like this, to learn spoken English well will be easily for us.

 

My friend had a chance to make a trip to Hong Kong 1. August 15, 2011. He had dreamed about 2. (visit) it since his boyhood and it 3. ( be)  the first time that he had been there. The following was 4. he had seen.

Arriving there, he was 5. (impress) by its beautiful scenery and tall buildings. It is said that Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world. Wherever he went, he saw many smiling 6. (face) there. People in Hong Kong were kind, generous, easygoing and ready to help others. Much to  7.(he)surprise, he saw that people there always kept order in public places. 8. crowds of people were waiting for the next train at the subway station, they were talking in such a low voice as not to disturb one another.

Chinese and English are their official languages. English is 9. (wide) used in governments, markets, service centers and other fields.

Staying there for only a week was a good experience 10. he will never forget

 

A well dressed man went into a jewelry(珠宝) shop one day. He ______ that he wished to buy a pearl (珍珠) for his wife's birthday. The ______ didn't matter, for he was rich.

After examining a number of beautiful and ______ pearls, he chose an unusual black one. It would cost ______. He paid, took the black and left.

A few days later, the man ______ and said that his wife liked the pearl ______ much that she wanted another one just like this. It ______ be exactly the same size and quality(质量)______ she wanted to have a ______ of earrings(耳环). The jeweler seemed ______. Then the man suggested that the jeweler advertise in the newspaper to offer $ 25,000 ______ such a pearl. So the jeweler did.

Many people came to him to sell their pearls but nobody ______ a pearl which was the right size and quality. Just when the jeweler had given up, a little old lady came into his ______. She took out such a ______ pearl from her pocket.

"I don't want to ______ my pearl," she said sadly, "It was given to me by my mother, who had received it from her ______ mother. But I really need the ______."

The jeweler was very ______ and quickly paid for the pearl. Then he telephoned the ______ to tell him the good news. ______, the man could never be found again.

1.A. knew    B. cried    C. explained    D. suggested

2.A. colour    B. price    C. design    D. quality

3.A. expensive    B. cheap    C. quick    D. delicious

4.A. 5,000 dollars    B. 5,000 francs    C. 5,000 pounds    D. 5,000 yuan

5.A. arrived    B. went    C. came    D. returned

6.A. very    B. such    C. so    D. too

7.A. could    B. might    C. would    D. must

8.A. because    B. or    C. while    D. though

9.A. lot    B. pair    C. number    D. box

10.A. useless    B. careless    C. helpless    D. homeless

11.A. of    B. for    C. with    D. in

12.A. bought    B. lost    C. had    D. wanted

13.A. house    B. room    C. office    D. shop

14.A. black    B. white    C. red    D. yellow

15.A. buy    B. sell    C. miss    D. refuse

16.A. true    B. poor    C. old    D. own

17.A. money    B. price    C. colour    D. quality

18.A. sad    B. glad    C. sorry    D. surprised

19.A. friend    B. old lady    C. rich man    D. rich woman

20.A. Although    B. Therefore    C. Otherwise    D. However

 

Weight loss(减肥) is a hard topic. Lots of people aren’t satisfied with their present weight, but most people aren’t sure how to change it. You may want to look like the models(模特) or actors in magazines or on TV, but those goals might not be healthy or realistic(现实的) for you .   1.

So what should you do about your weight control?

2.The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian(营养学家).3. If it turns out that you can benefit from (从..获益)weight loss then you can follow a few of the simple suggestions listed below to get started.

4. People who lose weight quickly by crash dieting (速效节食)or other extreme measures(极端方法)usually gain back all of the pounds they lost, because they haven’t permanently(永久地) changed their habits. Therefore, the best weight management ways are those that you can maintain(保持) for a lifetime.

Small changes are a lot easier to stick with(坚持做) than large ones. Try reducing the size of what you eat. 5. Once you have that down, start gradually introducing healthier foods and exercise into your life.

It’s a good idea to maintain a healthy weight because it’s just that: healthy.

A.Try giving up regular soda for a week.

B.Try to pay attention as you eat and stop when you’re full.

C.Weight management(体重管理) is about long-term success.

D.Besides, no magical (神奇的)diet will make you look like someone else.

E.Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you.

F.Changing from whole to nonfat or low-fat milk is also a good idea.

G.They will compare your weight with healthy standards(标准) and help you set goals.

 

Johnny Smith was a good math student at a high school. He loved his computer. He came home early every day, then he worked with it till midnight. But Johnny was not a good English student, not good at all. He got an F in his English class.

One day after school,Johnny came back home and joined his computer to the computer of his high school office. The school office computer had the grades of all the students: the math grades, the science grades, the grades in arts and music, and the grades in English. He found his English grade. An F! Johnny changed his English grade from an F to A. Johnny' parents looked at his report card. They were very happy.

"An A in English!" said Johnny's Dad. "You're a very clever boy, Johnny."

Johnny is a hacker(黑客). Hackers know how to take information (信息)from other computers and put new information in. Using a modem(调制解调器), they join their computers to other computers secretly. School headmasters and teachers are worried about hackers. So are the police, for some people even take money from bank (银行)computer account (账户)and put it into their own ones. And they never have to leave home to do it! They are called hackers.

1.Johnny changed his English grade with the computer in _______.

A. the classroom    B. the school office

C. a bank near his house    D. his own house

2.When Johnny's parents saw the report, they were happy because _______.

A. Johnny was good at math

B. Johnny loved computers

C. Johnny could join one computer to another

D. they thought Johnny was not poor in English any longer

3.What should the hackers know well, do you think, after you read this story?

A. Information.    B. English

C. Computers.    D. Grades.

4.The last paragraph is about _______.

A. Johnny    B. computers

C. hackers    D. modem

 

Everyone needs friends. We all like to feel close to someone. It is nice to have a friend to talk, laugh and do things with. Surely, there are times when we need to be alone. We don't always want people around. But we would feel lonely if we never had a friend.

No two people are the same. Sometimes friends don't get along well, which doesn't mean that they no longer like each other. Most of the time they will go on being friends. Sometimes friends move away, then we feel very sad. We miss them much, but we can call them and write to them. Maybe we would never see them again, and we can make new friends. It is surprising to find out how much we like new people when we get to know them. Families sometimes name their children after a close friend. Many places are named after men and women, if they are friendly to people in a town. Some libraries are named this way. So are some schools. We think of these people when we go to these places.

There's more good news for people, if they have friends. These people live longer than those people if those don't have friends. Why? It could be that they are happier. Being happy helps you stay well. Or it could be just knowing that someone cares, if someone cares about you, you take better care of yourself.

1.The first paragraph tells us __________.

A. none needs friends    B. we need friends around us all the time

C. making friends is the need in people's life    D. we need to be alone

2.Which of the following is the most probable(可能的) place people name after friendly people?

A. A house.    B. A room.

C. A library.    D. A village.

3.If people have friends, they would live longer, because __________.

A. they feel happier and healthier    B. they get a lot of help from their friends

C. they take better care of themselves    D. both A and C

4.This passage tells us __________.

A. that people are all friends    B. that people need friends

C. how to get friends    D. how to name a place

 

There are many international organizations(组织) which work to save and protect endangered(濒危的) species(物种)and natural environment.If you would like more information about any of the organizations listed below, you can write to the addresses (地址)given.

Friends of the Earth(FOE) campaigns on a range of problems including rainforests,the countryside,water and air pollution and energy.

Friends of the Earth International Secretariat P.O.Box 19199

1000 G.D.

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Greenpeace uses peaceful but direct action to defend the environment. It campaigns(运动,战役) to protect rainforests and sea animals,stop global warming and end pollution of air,land and seas.It also opposes(反对) nuclear(核)power.

Greenpeace International

Keizergracht 176

1016 DW Amsterdam

The Netherlands

BirdLife International is an organization

which works to save endangered birds all over the world.

BirdLife International

Wellbrook Court

Girton Road

Cambridge CB3 ONA

England

WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature is the world's  largest  private(私人的)  international organization for the protection of nature and endangered species.

Information Officer

WWF International

Avenue du Mont-Blanc

1196 Gland

Switzerland

 

 

1.If you want to learn more about the organizations,you can         .

A. call them    B. write them a letter

C. visit them    D. send them an e-mail

2.BirdLife International is an organization trying to             .

A. reduce pollution    B. defend(保护) rainforests

C. protect ocean animals    D. save endangered birds

3.If you oppose nuclear power,you can join          .

A. Friends of the Earth    B. World Wide Fund For Nature

C. Greenpeace    D. BirdLife International

4.What can we learn about WWF?

A. It helps to protect nature and save endangered animals.

B. It is the world’s largest international organization.

C. It works for private companies and rich people.

D. It is a private organization in China

 

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