When I spent the summer with my grandmother, she always set me down to the general store with a list. Behind the counter was a lady like no one I’d ever seen.

“Excuse me,” I said. She looked up and said, “I’m Miss Bee.”

“I need to get these.” I said, holding up my list. “So? Go get them. Miss Bee pointed to a sign. “There’s no one here except you and me and I’m not your servant, so get yourself a basket from that pile.”

I visited Miss Bee twice a week that summer. Sometimes she shortchanged me. Other times she overcharged. Going to the store was like going into battle. All summer long she found ways to trick me. No sooner had I learned how to pronounce “bicarbonate of soda” and memorized its location on the shelves than she made me hunt for it all over again. But by summer’s end the shopping trip that had once taken me an hour was done in 15 minutes. The morning I was to return home, I stopped in to get some run.

“All right, little girl,” she said. “What did you learn this summer?” “That you’re a meanie!” I replied. Miss Bee just laughed and said, “I know what you think of me. Well, I don’t care! My job is to teach every child I meet life lessons. When you get older you’ll be glad!” Glad I met Miss Bee? Ha! The idea was absurd.

Until one day my daughter came to me with homework troubles. “It’s too hard,” she said. “Could you finish my math problems for me?”

“If I do it for you, how will you ever learn to do it yourself?” I said. Suddenly, I was back at that general store where I had learned the hard way to add up my bill by myself. Had I ever been overcharged since?

1. How did the author first shop in the store?

A. She shopped with her grandmother together.

B. Miss Bee gave her a hand.

C. She asked a servant to help her.

D. She served herself.

2. What can we infer about Miss Bee?

A. Her tricks made the author finish shopping in a shorter time.

B. She neither shortchanged the author nor overcharged her.

C. Teaching kids lessons was Miss Bee’s job at that time.

D. Miss Bee used to learn to pronounce the names of some goods in the store.

3. The author mentioned her daughter to __________.

A. show her satisfaction with her kid’s homework.

B. tell readers Miss Bee’s effect on her.

C. inform readers of her irresponsibility for her kid.

D. express her opposition to Miss Bee.

 

“One thing I enjoy about my job is that I can work on something that is actually active,” says Game McGimsey, an American volcanologist(火山学家). Part of his job includes keeping an eye on Alaska’s many active volcanoes and giving people a heads-up when a volcano might erupt(喷发).

Like most jobs in the science, volcanology requires a lot of education. McGimsey received an undergraduate degree in geology at the University of North Carolina, then landed an internship(实习期) with a geologist at the USGS(美国地质勘探局) whose work field was about volcanoes. After earning a graduate degree at the University of Colorado, McGimsey accepted a job with the USGS and has been with the Alaska Volcano Observatory for 25 years.

Volcanoes can influence the world in ways we might not think about. For example, on Dec.15 1989, a 747 jetliner (a large airplane) flew through a thick ash cloud produced by Mount Redoubt, an Alaskan volcano that hadn’t erupted in 25 years. The ash caused all four engines to die, and the plane’s electronics went dead.

“The plane was within several thousand feet of flying into the mountains below when the pilots got a couple of engines restarted and landed safely in Anchorage,” McGimsey says. It cost nearly $80 million to repair the damage to the plane.

Such situations show just how dangerous volcanoes can be. However, volcanologists know the risks and are prepared to protect themselves.

McGimsey admits, “There is certainly a higher danger level in volcanology than some other jobs. We understand how serious the danger is, and we don’t like taking unnecessary chances. We avoid getting too close to an erupting volcano, because it is not worth injury or death simply to get a rock or a photograph.”

1. Before working for the USGS, McGimsey ________.

A. had been a pilot for 25 years

B. knew nothing about the organization

C. had taught at the University of North Colorado

D. had studied at the University of Colorado

2. On Dec.15,1989, a 747 jetliner ________.

A. had all its engines restarted

B. flew into a volcano in Europe

C. survived an air accident luckily

D. disappeared in a huge ash cloud

3. What McGimsey says in the last paragraph shows his ________.

A. pride              B. carefulness 

C. loneliness         D. doubt

4. What would be the best title for the text?

A. Game McGimsey: a man of his word

B. Game McGimsey: a volcano watcher

C. The eruption of Mt Redoubt

D. Lost land of the volcano

 

 

HIGHFIELD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SCHOOL REPORT

Form Teacher:  G. Baker                  Pupil’s Name:  Simon Watkins

Term:         Summer 2016               Form:         B

Subject

Exam

Class

work

Comments

English

59

61

Simon has reached a satisfactory standard but now needs to

apply himself with more determination.

Mathematics

77

85

Sound work and progress throughout the year. Well done!

History

46

53

A disappointing exam result. He is unable to give attention to

this subject for long.

Chemistry

78

85

His obvious ability in the subject was not fully reflected in

his exam work, but I have high hopes for him nevertheless.

Physics

86

94

An excellent term’s performance. He goes from strength to

strength. A born scientist, I feel.

Biology

57

60

This time next year he will be taking the "O" Level exam. He needs to concentrate on(全神贯注于) the work, not on class conversation.

French

41

46

Clearly he didn’t revise. His general attitude is far too casual.

Physical

Education

/

31

Weak. It’s time he exercised his body more and his voice less.

He should try to work with a team.

FORM TEACHER’S REMARKS

Basically satisfactory work and progress though he will now have realized, I hope, that in certain subject areas he needs to make speedy improvement.                  

HEADMASTER

I shall pay attention to his progress in his weaker subjects though his success in the sciences is most pleasing.

1.According to the comments of the Physical Education teacher, Simon _____.

A. is too talkative in the class

B. likes to work with his classmates

C. doesn’t exercise his body at the right time

D. becomes weak because he doesn’t exercise at all

2. Which of Simon’s subjects will attract the headmaster’s attention in future?

A. Biology and Maths.        B. History and French

C. English and Chemistry.     D. Physics and Physical Education.

3. Which of the following statements best describes Simon?

A. He has made great progress in language classes.

B. His potential has been fully reflected in science classes.

C. His grade in maths makes him a born scientist.

D. He needs to improve his attitude on certain subjects.

4. Based on the school report, which of the following statements is true?

A. Simon didn’t bother his teacher to revise French.

B. Simon is a determined learner in English.

C. Basically, Simon did a good job in science.

D. Simon is able to pay attention to history for long.

 

I was very disappointed not to be able to go to the concert last Friday. The advertisement in the paper said you could buy tickets at the theatre box any day between 10:00 and 4:00. Since I work from 9:00 to 5:30, the only time I could go to the theatre was during my 45-minute lunch break. Unfortunately, the theatre is on the other side of the town, and the bus service between my office and the theatre is not good. But if you are lucky, you can make the round trip in 45 minutes. Last Monday, I stood at the bus stop for 15 minutes. By the time I saw one come, there was not enough time left to make the trip. So I gave up and went back to the office. The same thing happened on Tuesday, and again next day. On Thursday, my luck changed. I got on a bus right away and arrived at the theatre in 20 minutes. When I got there, however, I found a long line at the box office, and I heard one man say he had been waiting for over an hour. Realizing I would not have enough time to wait in line, I caught the next bus and headed back. By Friday I realized my only hope was to make the trip by taxi. It was expensive, but it would be worth it to hear the concert. The trip by taxi only took 10 minutes, but felt like an hour to me. When I got to the theatre, I was relieved to see that nobody was waiting in line. The reason, however, I quickly discovered, was that they had already sold all the tickets.

1. The man learned from _______ that there would be a concert on Friday.

A. the bus stop      B. the theatre box

C. one man in line    D. the newspaper

2. He tried to go to the theatre every day but managed to get there only _______.

A. once           B. three times 

C. twice          D. four times

3.One day the man took _______ to get to the theatre by bus.

A. forty-five minutes      B. twenty minutes 

C. fifteen minutes        D. ten minutes

4. The underlined word “relieved” may best be replaced by _______.

A. pleased         B. surprised 

C. puzzled         D. sorry

 

在最近一次题为中学生课余时间上网的班会上,同学们对上网的利弊争论不休,意见不能统一。请你根据下列信息,写一篇短文,介绍此次辩论情况并发表自己看法。

正方观点

反方观点

你的观点

1.网络使我们的交流方便,可获得国内外新知识及最新信息。

2.网络同时也丰富了学生业余生活。

1.多数人上网是玩游戏,聊天而不是真正学习或查阅资料。

2.个别学生甚至沉迷网络游戏。

注意:词数120左右。

参考词汇:上网:go on line

          沉迷于:be addicted to

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_______________________________________________________________________________

 

假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文, 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处语言错误, 每句中最多有两处。错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。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(\)划掉。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。

The new term is coming! It's time for school. Last term, I make little effort on my English, but my grades were not satisfying. During the holiday, I realized English was of great important and made up my mind to make a progress. My plan goes as follows: for one thing, I will learn new words for at least 20 minutes every morning and recite a l00-words paragraph; for another, I will try to be actively in class. Besides, on my spare time, I will read more books about different topics open my mind. I think I can improve me a lot in this way, because that there is a will, there is a way.

 

阅读下面10个句子,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。

1.Only when his wife left him __________ he know that he still loved her.

2.He won’t go to the party unless __________ (invite).

3.Nobody wants the house __________ roof has fallen in.

4.__________ (devote) to the research work, she has almost no time to spend with her family.

5.This is the first time that I __________ (see) an English film.

6.Every minute should be made use of __________ (learn) English in our class.

7.She found __________ difficult to settle and calm down in the hiding place.

8.Neil Armstrong was the first man __________ (land) on the moon in 1969.

9.You were lucky to escape __________ (punish).

10.Many countries are now setting up national parks __________ animals and plants can be protected.

 

阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

After thirty years in the classroom, I have come to realize that teacher’s behavior can make a world of difference for a child. This is one such ________.

While I was attending a party being ________ at a high school one evening, I looked around and noticed a young girl who looked ________. I thought she had been a(n) ________ of mine. I tried to remember her ________, but I couldn’t. I felt so frustrated (沮丧的), ________ I have always been able to ________ former students.

Her eyes met mine and she threw her ________ around me and said, “Mrs. G, it’s me, Sarah, and I’m still ________!” The memories ________. You see, Sarah was ________ a student in my classroom. Sarah’s mother had abandoned (遗弃) her, and her father had ________ her. She was sent to live with her grandparents the year I ________ her. Sarah was angry, often in ________ and often in the office.

It was during one of those ________ visits that I first met her. She was writing. I introduced myself to her and asked her ________ she was writing. Sarah shared her story with me. I knew it was healing (康复) for her to put her ________ on paper. Every morning before school she would come into my classroom and we would work on her writing skills.

Our conversation that evening was filled with ________. She expected to go to college. Driving home, I could not help but ________ the impact (影响) for both good and bad that teachers have upon their students. Taking the time to ________ with a child has the power to change that child’s life. That’s why I teach.

1.A. childB. lessonC. historyD. story

2.A. startedB. plannedC. heldD. kept

3.A. beautifulB. familiarC. strangeD. different

4.A. teacherB. studentC. friendD. co-worker

5.A. nameB. faceC. hobbyD. job

6.A. asB. soC. butD. if

7.A. forgetB. rememberC. missD. know

8.A. shoulderB. backC. armsD. chest

9.A. studyingB. writingC. readingD. drawing

10.A. broke upB. went byC. stood outD. came back

11.A. alreadyB. stillC. justD. never

12.A. passedB. leftC. missedD. lost

13.A. changedB. taughtC. metD. accepted

14.A. timeB. needC. placeD. trouble

15.A. officeB. classC. homeD. room

16.A. howB. whatC. whyD. who

17.A. decisionsB. wordsC. thoughtsD. actions

18.A. tearB. chanceC. hopeD. care

19.A. understandB. receiveC. suggestD. realize

20.A. connectB. playC. agreeD. compare

 

阅读下面的文章,从文章后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。

Universities are doing everything they can to become a green campus. But there are also items students can do to make your campus more eco-friendly.

1. Recycle everything, especially paper!

There is a large amount of paper a college student goes through every term. 1. We know that these things can’t be avoided, but the way you handle the use of all the paper can really help create a better green campus.

2. Buy green.

2. Paper, cleaning products and water are products that can be bought as recycled goods. They’re slightly more expensive than the normal products, but it’s worth it to make a green campus.

3. Walk and bike to school.

Most campuses, especially those that are trying to become a more eco-friendly campus, have pretty good public transit (公共交通系统). 3. Walking or biking will help make your campus a green university.

4. 4.

A water bottle can be refilled at any water fountain and can easily be drunk in class or while riding a bike. This will save the environment by decreasing the amount of plastic waste on your campus.

5. Buy used clothing.

It is usually thought of as something to do to save money. 5. Recycling clothes minimizes the use of resources to make clothing and puts a dent in the problem of worldwide sweatshops.

A. Carry a water bottle.

B. It is also good for the environment!

C. Buy recycled goods as much as possible.

D. Paper made of this kind of wood is much stronger.

E. On top of that, almost all universities are pedestrian (步行者) friendly.

F. It includes class notes, term papers, student newspapers and so on.

G. Universities call on all the students to learn to recycle all the waste paper.

 

A private sixth grade is set to start its lessons at 1.30 pm every day because the school’s teacher thinks his students will study better after a morning lie-in (懒觉).

Instead of rising early for a 9 am start, students at the £15,000-a-year Hampton Court House, in East Molesey, Surrey, will get to enjoy a lie-in and work from 1.30 pm until 7pm. Head teacher Guy Holloway says the move for all sixth grade students, set to begin from September, has been made according to research by scientists. He predicts (预测) that not only will his students aged 16 and upwards get great night’s sleep, but their productivity (效率) will also be improved.

The co-educational school will have the latest start time in the UK, and will be the only one to begin lessons in the afternoon.

Experts say young people are programmed to get up later, and that rather than laziness it is simply a shift (转变) in their body clocks.

‘There are 168 hours in a week and how productive they are depends on how they choose to use those hours,’ said Mr Holloway. ‘At Hampton Court House we don’t think we have the answer for everybody; it’s about what works in our school. We want to get them into a condition where they can get great sleep and study well.’ He said students would also benefit from reduced journey times as they travel to and from school after rush hour (上下班高峰时间).

Year 10 student Gabriel Purcell-Davis will be one of the first of 30 A-level students to start at the later time. ‘I want to wake up in my bed, not in my maths lesson,’ said the 15-year-old. Lessons for all other students at the school will still begin at 9 am as usual.

1.Why did the school decide to start the class at 1.30 pm?

A. It may be good for students’ study.

B. Students wanted a morning lie-in.

C. Students were often late for school.

D. Teachers wanted to have a good sleep in the morning.

2.What can we learn about the new start time?

A. It’s suitable for every student.

B. It was based on scientific research.

C. Students are following the new school time now.

D. Only the sixth grade students will use the new school time.

3.Experts think young people’s getting up later ________.

A. is a bad habit

B. is a natural thing

C. is because of laziness

D. is helpful to their study

4.In Mr. Holloway’s eyes, students can improve their productivity by ________.

A. working harder

B. not wasting time

C. using time wisely

D. learning new study methods

5.What’s Gabriel Purcell-Davis’ attitude towards the new school time?

A. Doubtful.B. Supportive.C. Worried.D. Objective.

 

Why can’t some people even get an inch of what they dream of becoming? Blame it on pure dreaming and lack of setting goals for achieving their dreams.

Setting goals is very significant part of accomplishing and positive actions. It is like scaling (攀爬) a 200 feet construction and marking in the early hours on what feet you would like to reach at this specific period.

People who set goals literally generate(形成) a map of their goal settings in life, marking where they should start, where to pause, where to study a bit, and where and when to end. Once this map comes into being, it allows the map drawer to check where he is in the scheme(安排) of things and whether or not he is making some planning that will take him closer to his goals.

By setting goals, people will know how they are doing and what they should be doing to get their goals or dreams in life. They will know if they can relax or if they have to double their efforts when they are falling short of what is expected of them.

Goal setting means a person is proactive in dealing with challenges that may affect his plans. Being proactive means one is able to outline possible difficulties that may happen as well as the solutions(解决方法)to these difficulties. By doing this, a person is not easily scared or defeated when challenges happen because he has already prepared for them. He knows they can happen and he has prepared a solution or strategy when that time comes.

Setting goals will enable people to track their progress in whatever hard work they set out to do. It will help people become more confident in themselves and more motivated to get their plans.

1.The purpose of this passage is to ________.

A. explain the difference between the two goals

B. show the importance of setting goals

C. tell us how to set and achieve one’s goals

D. tell us setting goals makes one confident

2.The underlined word “proactive” in paragraph 5 may have the closest meaning to “________”.

A. positiveB. carefulC. braveprepared

3.According to the author, one had better ________ in making a goal in life.

A. take an active attitude

B. create a scheme as a whole

C. consider the possible troubles

D. check where he is frequently

 

The average(平均的)American child spends three to five hours a day watching TV. In 1961, the average child began to watch television at age three; however, today it is nine months. Yet, most parents think that television has bad influence on their children. For example, in the early 1970s, my parents believed that my bad eyesight was the result of sitting too close to the screen, and they therefore made my stay at least six feet from it. Today, most people have no such worry, but many new ridiculous (荒谬的) sayings have appeared:

*TV makes kids stupid. Many children watch more educational programs when they are pre-schoolers. When they grow up, they can read more books and have much better ideas to solve difficult problems than other children.

*TV makes kids violent. The real story is not so simple. Hundreds of studies show that watching violence on TV makes children more aggressive (好斗的). But a study of over 5,000 children also finds that some positive programs make children kinder. The problem is that kids are increasingly watching shows with violence instead of those suitable for their age.

*Sitting around watching TV makes kids overweight. An experiment finds that when children watch less television, they do lose extra weight; however, reducing their television time does not make them more active. The real problem lies in snacking (吃零食). A widespread habit for kids, and junk-food advertisements.

*TV helps kids get to sleep. The opposite is true. The more television children watch, the more likely they are to have irregular sleep and nap (小睡) patterns. Allowing kids to watch television is part of the problem, not the solution.

1.Which one is the advantage of educational TV programs?

A. They will make children solve difficult problems better than others.

B. they will improve children’s ability to get along with others.

C. They are likely to make children more aggressive.

D. They will make sure of children’s success in the future.

2.Why are children spending much time watching TV likely to be fat?

A. Watching TV makes children lazy and inactive.

B. Children are attracted by the food advertisement on TV.

C. Watching TV doesn’t burn up as much fat as doing sports.

D. Children like to snack while watching TV.

3.What influence does watching TV have on a child’s sleep?

A. Children are likely to sleep deeper after watching TV.

B. Children’s sleep time will be greatly reduced.

C. It will make children form a bad habit of sleeping.

D. It will make children sleep easier.

4.What is the purpose of this text?

A. To increase people’s knowledge of watching TV.

B. To warn parents of the disadvantages of watching TV.

C. To explain the bad influences that watching TV has on children.

D. To correct parents’ wrong ideas of television’s effect on children.

 

The US will have a new president this fall. Voters will decide between the Democratic candidate (候选人), Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump of the Republicans.

But the voting is not a must for each person in the US. So quite a lot of people choose not to vote, especially the young generation. According to Fox News, one-in-five young voters between the ages of 18 and 35 said clearly that they wouldn’t vote for either of the two candidates. Just 12 percent of voters aged 35-54, and only nine percent of voters aged 55 and older said the same thing.

This is not only because young people don’t like Clinton or Trump, according to the Fortune magazine. The truth is that they are traditionally less likely to vote than their parents.

“Young people are not at an age in their life when they think politics or government has anything to do with them,” said Rodd Freitag, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, US. “But for the older age groups, they have a home, they pay taxes (税), they care about schools and the community.”

Many believe that the civic (公民的) education of an American youth is another reason why they don’t vote.

Students usually just do community services like cleaning the neighborhoods. This means they haven’t learned how to link real life problems to politics through voting, according to Christopher Beem, a politics professor at the Pennsylvania State University.

He said the country needs to help young people learn how to take part in politics and get them to see that they can make a difference.

1.What percentage of young voters wouldn’t go to vote?

A. 9 percent.B. 12 percent.C. 20 percent.D. 55 percent.

2.According to Rodd Freitag, young people are less likely to vote because ________.

A. they don’t like either of the candidates

B. their parents don’t like to vote

C. they don’t think it is a part of their life

D. they have no work and care little about living problems

3.Which of the following can be the best title of the passage?

A. US Young Not Voting

B. US Young and Their President

C. Young People’s Power

D. Voting for the New US President

 

高中生在成长过程中会碰到一些烦恼。就这一话题你班正筹备召开一次主题班会。请你依据下表进行必要的思考,并用英语准备一篇到会发言材料。

Pains

Solutions

相貌、体形不美

不必在意

不被他人理解,朋友少

加强沟通

学习成绩落后,压力大

零花钱不多

注意:

1.词数150左右;开头已给出,不计入总词数.

2.写作必须包含表中所列内容,可以适当发挥,使得上下文意思连贯.

Boys and girls:

We high school students do have some growing pains, but we can get rid of them correctly and wisely....

 

请认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。注意:每个空格只填1个单词。

Do you love traveling? If the answer is yes, then have you ever thought about why? You may argue that traveling can help you enrich your knowledge, especially geographical and historical learning. It will provide more chances for you to enjoy food and try on clothes that you otherwise cannot possible have. A famous English author Francis Bacon (1561-1626) makes a point when he says that, “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

Evidence of leisure travel can be traced as far back as ancient Babylon. This year, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the 1 billionth tourist will cross an international boundary before the end of this month. That means that one in seven people on the planet traveled this year, something that would not have been possible a few decades ago. Around 20 years ago only the rich could travel.

While the US and France remain the two largest destinations for world travel, experts say much of the explosive growth in tourism has been to countries like Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and the Ivory Coast, which weren’t even on the world tourism map a decade ago. The top five destinations in the world, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, are Paris, London, New York, the Mediterranean, Turkey.

Several factors have led to the boom in world travel. The prosperity (富裕) of people in Asia is one factor. People in Asian developing countries have lifted their incomes above middle-class levels in the past few years. And a lot of them have used their new wealth to travel. In addition, travel costs have been reduced thanks to the rapid development of transportation, and competition between airlines to give customers the best prices.

Topic

Travelling

1.___________

● Enrich knowledge, especially in geography and 2.___________.

● Taste different 3.__________ and buy different clothes.

● Travel is a part of education and a part of experience.

Development

4.___________ back to ancient Babylon, travel only really took off after World War II.

● Only the wealthy people could go on a trip about two decades ago.

● The number of people travelling abroad will 5.___________ 1 billion before the end of this month.

Tourist

6.__________

● The US and France remain the two most popular countries for world travel.

● Tourism has developed 7. ___________ in countries like Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and the Ivory Coast.

● The top five destinations in the world are Paris, London, New York, the Mediterranean and Turkey.

Factors 8.___________ in the popularity of global tourism

● Asian people are  9.___________than before.

● People are 10._________ less money on travel because of convenient transportation and price competition between airlines.

 

请根据所给首字母或中文,写出一个最恰当的单词。

1.We need a man of rich e___________ in driving our school bus.

2.Li Bai is regarded as the greatest romantic p___________ in the Tang Dynasty.

3.The two drivers had an a___________ with each other about who was responsible for the car accident.

4.When the dog attacked me, I picked up a stick and d___________ myself.

5.The students are making p___________ for the coming art festival.

6.Teenagers may want to be part of the group, yet desire to be ___________ (独立).

7.All the rooms were ___________ (舒适地,自在地) furnished.

8.This is one of the most ___________ (有魅力的,有吸引力的) places I have been to.

9.This is not a family where bad ___________ (举止,行为) goes unpunished.

10.The young doctor ___________ (努力) to get his research recognized in the medical circle.

 

Everyone gathered around and Paddy read out loud, slowly, his tone growing sadder and sadder. The little headline said: BOXER RECEIVES LIFF SENTENCE.

Frank Cleary, aged 26, professional boxer, was today found guilty of the murder of Albert Gumming, aged 32, laborer, last July. The jury(陪审团) reached its decision after only ten minutes, recommending the most severe punishment to the court. It was, said the Judge, a simple case. Cumming and Cleary had quarreled violently at the Harbour Hotel on July 23rd and police saw Cleary kicking at the head of the unconscious Gumming. When arrested, Cleary was drunk but clear-thinking.

Cleary was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. Asked if he had anything to say, Cleary answered, “Just don’t tell my mother.”

“It happened over three years ago,” Paddy said helplessly. No one answered him or moved, for no one knew what to do. “Just don’t tell my mother,” said Fee numbly(麻木地). “And no one did! Oh, God! My poor, poor Frank!”

Paddy wiped the tears from his face and said. “Fee, pack your things. We’ll go to see him.”

She half-rose before sinking back, her eyes in her small white face stared as if dead. “I can't go,” she said without a hint of pain, yet making everyone feel that the pain was there. “It would kill him to see me. I know him so well—his pride, his ambition. Let him bear the shame alone, it’s what he wants. We’ve got to help him keep his secret. What good will it do him to see us?”

Paddy was still weeping, not for Frank, but for the life which had gone from Fee’s face, for the dying in her eyes. Frank had always brought bitterness and misfortune, always stood between Fee and himself. He was the cause of her withdrawal from his heart and the hearts of his children. Every time it looked as if there might be happiness for Fee, Frank took it away. But Paddy’s love for her was as deep and impossible to wipe out as hers was for Frank.

So he said, “Well, Fee, we won’t go. But we must make sure he is taken care of. How about if I write to Father Jones and ask him to look out for Frank?”

There was no excitement in the eyes, but a faint pink stole into her cheeks. “Yes, Paddy, do that. Only make sure he knows not to tell Frank we found out. Perhaps it would ease Frank to think for certain that we don’t know.”

1.Paddy cried because he thought ________.

A. what had happened to Frank was killing Fee

B. Frank should have told Fee what had happened

C. Frank did kill someone and deserved the punishment

D. Frank had always been a man of bad moral character

2.The underlined sentence “She half-rose before sinking back...” in Paragraph 6 shows that ________.

A. Fee was so heart-broken that she could hardly stand up

B. Fee didn’t want to upset Paddy by visiting Frank

C. Fee struggled between wanting to see Frank and respecting his wish

D. Fee couldn’t leave her family to go to see Frank

3.What can be inferred from the passage?

A. The jury and the judge agreed on the Boxer’s Sentence of Life Imprisonment.

B. Frank didn’t want his family to know the sentence to him, most probably out of his pride.

C. The family didn’t find out what had happened to Frank until 3 years later.

D. The police found Gumming unconscious, heavily struck by Frank.

4.What is Frank and Paddy’s probable relationship with Fee?

A. Frank is Fee’s son and Paddy is Fee’s brother.

B. Frank is Fee’s lover and Paddy is Fee’s husband.

C. Frank is Fee’s brother and Paddy is Fee’s lover.

D. Frank is Fee’s son and Paddy is Fee’s husband.

 

If you have a chance to go to Finland, you will probably be surprised to find how “foolish” the Finnish people are.

Take the taxi drivers for example. Taxis in Finland are mostly high-class Benz with a fare of two US dollars a kilometer. You can go anywhere in one, tell the driver to drop you at any place, say that you have some business to attend to, and then walk off without paying your fare. The driver would not show the least sign of anxiety.

The dining rooms in all big hotels not only serve their guests, but also serve outside diners. Hotel guests have their meals free, so they naturally go to the free dining rooms to have their meals. The most they would do to show their good faith is to wave their registration card to the waiter. With such a loose check, you can easily use any old registration card to take a couple of friends to dine free of charge.

The Finnish workers are paid by the hour. They are very much on their own as soon as they have agreed with the boss on the rate(价钱). From then on, they just say how many hours they have worked and they will be paid accordingly(相应地).

With so many loopholes(漏洞) in everyday life, surely Finland must be a heaven to those who love to take “petty advantages”. But the strange thing is, all the taxi passengers would always come back to pay their fare after they have attended to their business; not a single outsider has ever been found in the free hotel dining rooms. And workers always give an honest account of the exact hours they put in. As the Finns always act on good faith in everything they do, living in such a society has turned everyone into a real “gentleman”.

In a society of such high moral practice, what need is there for people to be on guard against others?

1.While taking a taxi in Finland, ________.

A. a passenger can go anywhere without having to pay the driver

B. a passenger can never be turned down by the taxi driver wherever he wants to go

C. a passenger pays two US dollars for a taxi ride

D. a passenger needs to provide good faith demonstration (证明) before leaving without paying

2.We know from the passage that big hotels in Finland ________.

A. provide meals for any diners

B. are mostly poorly managed

C. provide free wine and charge for food

D. provide meal for only those who live in the hotels

3.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A. The workers in Finland are paid by the hour.

B. The workers are always honest with their working hours.

C. The bosses in Finland are too busy to check the working hours of their employees.

D. The workers and their bosses will make an agreement in advance about the pay.

4.The word “those” in the last but one paragraph probably refers to ________.

A. people who are worthy of trust

B. people who often have meals in big hotels

C. people who often take taxis

D. people who are dishonest

 

Last week, my granddaughter started kindergarten, and I wished her every success. But part of me didn’t. I actually wanted her to fail in some ways because I believe that failure can be good for our learning process. Success is proving that you can do something that you already know you can do, or doing something correctly the first time, which can often be a problematic (存在问题的) victory. First-time success is usually a fluke (侥幸). First-time failure, however, is supposed to be the natural order of things. Failure is how we learn.

In Africa they describe a good cook as “She who has broken many pots.” If you’ve spent enough time in the kitchen to have broken a lot of pots, probably you know a fair amount about cooking. I once had dinner with a group of cooks, and they spent time comparing knife wounds and burn scars. They knew how much credibility (可信) their failures gave them.

I earn my living by writing a daily newspaper column. Each week I know that one column I write is going to be the worst column. I try my best every day. I have learned to love that column. A successful column usually means that I am discussing my familiar topic, writing in a style I am used to or saying the same things as anyone else but in a better way.

My younger daughter is a trapeze artist (荡秋千演员). She spent three years practising a show, and she did it successfully for years. There was no reason for her to change it but she did anyway. She said she was no longer learning anything new and she was bored. And if she was bored, there was no point in subjecting (使……服从于) her body to all that stress. She risked failure and great public embarrassment in order to feed her soul.

My granddaughter is a perfectionist. She will feel her failures, and I will want to comfort her. But I will also, I hope, remind her of what she learned, and how she can do better next time. I hope I can tell her, though, that it’s not the end of the world. Indeed, with luck, it is the beginning.

1.Why did the author want his granddaughter to fail?

A. She would learn more from failure.

B. He wanted her to be strong enough to face hardships.

C. It’s impossible to do everything successfully.

D. Success is boring though good.

2.What’s the author’s attitude toward his daughter changing her show?

A. Negative.B. Worried.C. Anxious.D. Positive.

3.The author develops the article mainly by ________.

A. following the time order

B. giving examples

C. comparing different opinions

D. giving a cause and analyzing its effects

4.The writer talked about his own experience to show that ________.

A. past failures made him dare not take risks in writing

B. we should try every possible way to avoid failure

C. the thought of failure will make you work even harder

D. we cannot depend on luck to live a good life

 

◆The Big Cake Show comes to the WestPoint Arena in Exeter, England, March 21-22. Hopefully, cakes of all sizes will be on sale and on show. An impressive list of famous people sharing their great knowledge and skill includes Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Gregg Wallace. Tickets, from £12, are available online (bigcakeshow.com).

◆From January 17 to March 8, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, England has some special guests to brighten the winter: beautiful butterflies. The Glasshouse introduces a group of butterflies from other countries feeding on fruit and the juice-rich plants of the Exotic Zone. Tickets for adults are £13.20, for children are £6.60. For a family with 2 adults and 2 children, they should pay £32.75 in total. For groups of more than 10 adults, each should pay £10.80 (rhs. org.uk/wisley).

◆The week-long London Wine Week starts from May 18. Buy a £5 wristband to qualify for a pocket-sized guidebook and discounted wine around the capital. Partnering with London' s best bars and restaurants, we will be organizing events such as master classes and meet-the -maker time, plus offering discounts to wristband wearers (londonwineweek.com).

◆The World Shakespeare Festival begins in April, with everything from foreign productions of Shakespearean plays at Shakespeare's Globe to Shakespearean plays at the Royal Opera House. Plays will run until the end of the year in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Gateshead. And there' s a programme of events such as director talks and family workshops. Prices start from £60 (worldshakespearefestival.org. uk).

1.We can infer that Paul Hollywood is most likely to be ________.

A. a ticket dealerB. the cake show host

C. the event organizerD. a professional cook

2.If you want to buy wine at lower prices, you should ________.

A. buy a wristband first

B. pay £5 for a discount card

C. eat in the specific restaurants

D. obtain a guidebook

3.Which of the following activities lasts for the longest time?

A. The Big Cake Show.

B. The World Shakespeare Festival.

C. Butterflies in the Glasshouse.

D. The London Wine Week.

 

阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。

A Pennsylvania patrol (巡逻) officer rescued(营救)a German shepherd (牧羊犬) from a car accident in South Londonberry.

Since the rescue, a photo of patrol officer Nick Ague carrying the ________ that his fellow police officers posted to Facebook has got nearly 4,500 likes and tons of ________ comments(评论).

"Amazing people still do exist (存在)!” one user ________.

The act of heroism began on Aug. 11, when Ague heard on the radio that there had been a car ________ nearby, and that two dogs involved in the crash had fled (逃离) from the ________.

"I heard other people say they saw a German shepherd ________," Ague told ABC News.com. "Based on the location I could ________ the dog was heading west."

So Ague and a few fellow ________ set out to find the dog, who they later learned was named Mya. They flagged Mya down, ________ every time they stopped their patrol cars, she would run from them. They called Mya's ________, and when she arrived on the scene, Mya ________ stopped running. And then the dog wouldn't move at all.

That was when Ague realized something was ________. He quickly realized that it wasn't that the dog wouldn't move but ________ not move.

"The dog was not moving because the skin on her feet was hanging off ________ the distance she ran," Ague explained. "She ran two miles from the crash on hot asphalt (柏油).

"When I realized that's why she couldn't walk," he said, "the ________ thing I could think of doing was to pick her up."

So he ________ Mya up, who he said weighed around 75 pounds, and ________ her about 100 yards to her owner’s car.

Mya's owner, Megan Smith, said that Mya's feet were already healed(痊愈), and she was now walking ________.

Ague, who has a German shepherd of his own and described himself as "a real animal ________", said he never thought of doing anything besides ________ Mya.

1.A. manB. babyC. catD. dog

2.A. interestingB. admiringC. shortD. helpful

3.A. wroteB. arguedC. criedD. doubted

4.A. engineB. accidentC. driverD. park

5.A. roomB. zooC. sceneD. hospital

6.A. runningB. climbingC. swimmingD. sleeping

7.A. declareB. hopeC. imagineD. tell

8.A. doctorsB. officers

C. reportersD. operators

9.A. unlessB. sinceC. butD. though

10.A. ownerB. trainerC. sellerD. leader

11.A. nearlyB. reallyC. finallyD. secretly

12.A. stupidB. funnyC. simpleD. wrong

13.A. shouldB. mustC. mightD. could

14.A. in spite ofB. because of

C. in addition toD. instead of

15.A. lastB. otherC. sameD. only

16.A. liftedB. gaveC. dressedD. waked

17.A. carriedB. pulledC. pushedD. drove

18.A. carefullyB. normallyC. calmlyD. regularly

19.A. keeperB. researcherC. dealerD. lover

20.A. curingB. findingC. rescuingD. leaving

 

Sorry, Sir. I can’t remember all the new words we learn every day.

________. Practice more.

A. I’m afraid notB. It’s hard to say

C. You are not aloneD. All right

 

It is hard for us Chinese students to learn spoken English well in a family, in which ________ of the parents speaks the language.

A. noneB. neitherC. bothD. each

 

The company won the bid for the project by saying that it would do the cleaning up afterwards ________.

A. for freeB. in chargeC. in controlD. on average

 

He insisted that the problem discussed at the meeting ________ right away.

A. be carried out

B. was carried out

C. would be carried out

D. was to carry out

 

________ I have made this first visit, I hope I can come many more times.

A. As ifB. In thatC. Even ifD. Now that

 

I didn’t mean to cheat, but I had to admit that it was cheating ________.

A. anyhowB. somehowC. howeverD. otherwise

 

Those who know how to ________ others can naturally lead a happy life.

A. approveB. tolerateC. exchangeD. contain

 

Where did you meet him while in Nanjing?

It was in the hotel ________ I stayed ________ I met him.

A. that, thatB. which, that

C. when, whereD. where, that

 

“I don’t think it’s my ________ that the window suddenly broke. I just opened it, that’s all,” said the boy in tears.

A. errorB. faultC. mistakeD. duty

 

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