Son’s Help

Mr. Lang worked in a factory. As a driver, he was busy but he was paid much. His wife was an able woman and did all the housework. When he came back, she took good care of him and he never did anything at home. So he had enough time when he had a holiday. A few friends of his liked gambling(赌博) and he learned it soon. So he was interested in it and forgot anything except gambling. He lost all his money and later he began to sell the television, washing machine and so on. His wife told him not to do it but he didn’t listen to her. She had to tell the police. He and his friends were punished(惩罚) for it. After he came out of lockup(拘留所), he hated her very much ,and beat her so the woman had to leave him.

It was New Year’s Day. Mr. Lang didn’t go to work. He felt lonely and wanted to gamble again. He called his friends and they came soon. But they were afraid the police would come. He told his five-year-old son to go to find out if there were policemen outside. They waited for a long time and didn’t think the police would come and began to gamble. Suddenly opened the door and in came a few policemen.

“I saw there weren’t any policemen outside, daddy,” said the boy, “so I went to the crossing and asked some to come.”

1._______, so he was put into lockup.

A. Mr. Lang often gambled    B. Mr. Lang was late for work

C. Mr. Lang didn’t help his wife at home    D. Mr. Lang wasn’t polite to the police

2.The woman had to leave Mr. Lang because _______.

A. he hated her and treated her badly.    B. he wouldn’t stop gambling

C. he loved another woman.    D. he was hardly sent away by the factory

3.Which of the following is right?

A. The boy expected his father to be put into lockup again.

B. The boy thought his father needed some policemen.

C. The boy expected his father to stop gambling soon.

D. The boy expected his mother to come back.










参考词汇:calligraphy书法;improvise v. 即兴表演

Dear David,

I’m writing to invite you to the lecture on Chinese calligraphy, ____________________________________



Li Hua








Last Saturday I went to the library as usually. At about noon, I was enjoying my reading near a lake while suddenly I hear someone crying for help. I went up to see what was happened. I was shocking to find a little child struggling in the water in the distance while many peoples were standing by without doing anything. Without any hesitation, I had pushed through the crowd as I took off my coat, but jumped into the water quickly. I managed to reach him and carried him back to safety. To his great relief, the kid was saved.

I am proud what I did. I hope everyone can give a hand when someone else is in need.


Yesterday was my 18th birthday. As Father and Mother thought it1. (be) a big occasion for me, they suggested I 2. (held) a birthday party at home to celebrate it. For several days they had been busy 3. (prepare) for this. By 4 o’clock I was pleased to see all my friends had come 4. a lot of beautiful presents.

We spent a wonderful night together, 5. (happy) talking and eating. One of6.most exciting moment was when Mother put a big birthday cake on the table and all my friends began to sing Happy Birthday. Seeing the 18 candles burning, I couldn’t keep back my 7. (tear). Without Mother and Father’s love, I would not lead such a happy life now. Mother asked me to make a wish before I blew out all the candles. After that, everyone enjoyed the sweet birthday cake and shared my happiness.

I am eighteen years old now, 8. means I’ve become an adult and have9. (many) responsibilities. I’ll do my best to return my parents’ love and live up to10.(they) expectations.


A group of graduates got together to visit their old university professor.

The conversation soon turned into complaints about __ in work and life. To offer his __ coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and __ with a large pot of coffee and a __ of cups---plastic, glass, metal, porcelain (陶瓷), crystal, some plain-looking, some beautiful. The professor told his students to ___themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said, “lf you have __, all the nice-looking expensive cups have been __, leaving behind the plain and __ ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the __ of your problems and stress.”

The professor continued, “Believe that the cup itself adds no __ to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases it even __ what we drink. What all of you __ wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went __ the best cups.”

Now __ this: life is the coffee; the jobs, money, and __ in society are the cups. __ are just tools to hold and contain life, and the different types of cups we have don’t decide, nor __ the quality of life. If we concentrate only on the cups, we will __ to enjoy the coffee in it. So don’t let the cups ___you...enjoy the coffee instead.

At these words, the graduates looked at each other in __ embarrassment.

1.A. stress    B. dream    C. sorrow    D. truth

2.A. friends    B. customers    C. fellows    D. guests

3.A. carried    B. returned    C. arrived    D. reached

4.A. kind    B. variety    C. sort    D. number

5.A. devote    B. expose    C. help    D. addicted

6.A. searched    B. witnessed    C. noticed    D. discovered

7.A. taken up    B. brought in    C. sold out    D. cut down

8.A. expensive    B. cheap    C. beautiful    D. usual

9.A. point    B. answer    C. source    D. result

10.A. quality    B. energy    C. weight    D. color

11.A. makes    B. gives    C. hides    D. includes

12.A. finally    B. really    C. especially    D. nearly

13.A. for    B. with    C. off    D. to

14.A. forget    B. discuss    C. consider    D. try

15.A. position    B. relation    C. workmates    D. friends

16.A. They    B. We    C. You    D. What

17.A. damage    B. determine    C. change    D. increase

18.A. come    B. stop    C. have    D. fail

19.A. drive    B. force    C. take    D. amaze

20.A. quiet    B. speechless    C. amazing    D. reasonable


We are not suggesting that you can reach a permanent state called “happiness” and remain there. But there are many ways to turn the path of anxiety, anger, and sadness into a state of happiness. Here are four ideas to get you started.1.

● Laugh out loud

Just expecting a happy, funny event can raise levels of pleasure-causing hormones (荷尔蒙) and lower production of stress hormones. Researchers at the University of California tested 16 men who all agreed they thought a certain videotape was funny. Half were told three days in advance they would watch it.2. When they actually watched the video, their levels of stress hormones dropped greatly, while their levels of pleasure-causing hormones rose 27 percent.

● Do one thing at a time

Edward Suarez, professor of medical psychology at Duck, found that people who do several things at the same time are more likely to have high blood pressure. 3. Instead of talking on the phone while cleaning the kitchen, sit down in a comfortable chair and turn your entire attention over to the conversation.


Although relationships help take away stress, sometimes you need time to recharge and reflect on your own. Take yourself out to lunch or to a movie, or simply spend an afternoon reading at home, or looking through books in a bookstore.

● Practice mindfulness

5. Instead of worrying about your check-up tomorrow while having dinner with your family, focus on the here and now — food, the company, and the conversation.

A. Spend time alone.

B. Focus on the present.

C. Take care of the soul.

D. Take that finding seriously.

E. Choose the ones that work for you.

F. They started experiencing biological changes right away.

G. Find a quiet place near your house and make it your secret place to escape.


In modern society there is a great deal of argument about competition. Some value it highly, believing that it is responsible for social progress and prosperity; others say that competition is bad because it sets one person against another and because it leads to unfriendly relationship between people.

I have taught many children who held the belief that their self-worth relied on how well they performed at tennis and other skills. For them, playing well and winning are often life-and-death affairs. In their single-minded pursuit of success, the development of many other human qualities is sadly forgotten.

However, while some seem to be lost in the desire to succeed, others take an opposite attitude. In a culture which values only the winner and pays no attention to the ordinary players, they strongly blame competition. Among the most vocal are youngsters who have suffered under competitive pressures from their parents or society. Teaching these young people, I often observe in them a desire to fail. They seem to seek failure by not trying to win or achieve success. By not trying, they always have an excuse: “I may have lost, but it doesn’t matter because I really didn’t try.” What is not usually admitted by themselves is the belief that if they had really tried and lost, that would mean a lot. Such a loss would be a measure of their worth. Clearly, this belief is the same as that of the true competitors who try to prove themselves. Both are based on the mistaken belief that one’s self-respect relies on how well one performs in comparison with others. Both are afraid of not being valued. Only as this basic and often troublesome fear begins to dissolve (缓解) can we discover a new meaning in competition.

1.What does this passage mainly talk about?

A. Failures are necessary experiences in competition.

B. Competition can help people to set up self-respect.

C. Opinions about competition are different among people.

D. Competition is harmful to personal quality development.

2.Why do some people favor competition according to the passage?

A. It pushes society forward.    B. It builds up a sense of duty.

C. It improves personal abilities.    D. It encourages individual efforts.

3.The underlined phrase “the most vocal” in Paragraph 3 means ________.

A. those who try their best to win

B. those who value competition most highly

C. those who depend on others most for success

D. those who are against competition most strongly

4.What is the similar belief of the true competitors and those with a desire to fail?

A. One’s success in competition needs great efforts.

B. One’s success is based on how hard he has tried.

C. One’s achievement is determined by his particular skills.

D. One’s worth lies in his performance compared with others.


Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in the USA, which takes place on the fourth Saturday of October.

Who takes part in Make A Difference Day?

Anyone! Young and old, individuals and groups, anyone can carry out a volunteer project that helps others. It might be as ambitious as collecting truckloads of clothing for the homeless, or as personal as spending an afternoon helping an elderly neighbor or relative. USA WEEKEND covers volunteers and their projects in articles and photos.

How do I get started?

Look around your community. Are people hungry, homeless or ill? Are parks or schools dirty or neglected? No matter where you live, there’s a need nearby. And on Make A Difference Day, millions of Americans are expected to roll up their sleeves to help others. You can act alone or enlist your friends, family and co-workers. You can also call the Make A Difference Day Hot Line, 1-800-416-3824, for information. Or use the ideas on this website for inspiration.

What do I do after I’ve selected a project?

Tell others what you’re doing and enlist help. Several weeks before the day, tell us about your plans in the Make A Difference DAYtaBANK, a national listing of local projects that will be viewed by interested volunteers, other people looking for good project ideas and news media looking for good stories to tell. It will only take a few minutes to post your plans in the DAYtaBANK hosted by HandsOn Network.

Do it!

Carry out your plans to help others on Make A Difference Day. Be sure to take lots of pictures and share them on the Make A Difference Day Photo Album.

1.Where does the text probably come from?

A. A magazine.    B. A website.

C. A newspaper.    D. A festival brochure.

2.Make A Difference Day ________.

A. is a celebration of helpful neighbors

B. is a service provided by the community

C. is a national day of doing good in America

D. is a festival celebrated every year in the world

3.It can be inferred from the text that volunteers ________.

A. are chosen carefully by USA WEEKEND

B. need to dress up on Make A Difference Day

C. can get good project ideas from HandsOn Network

D. take pictures to send them to news media for money

4.The main purpose of the text is to ________.

A. introduce the origin of Make A Difference Day

B. direct people how to select a proper project idea

C. promote Make A Difference Day to other countries

D. encourage people to join in Make A Difference Day


No one knows how much money Dr. Lyle Tullis gave away to students. I was his colleague for nearly a decade and I never stopped being amazed at his generosity. Our college has a program of providing cross-cultural experiences for students. Lots of students take advantage of summer experience oversea. I discovered that no group left for overseas with some of its members receiving financial help from Dr. Tullis.

It wasn’t that he made a lot of money. For one thing, he taught in a church-run school. There, his salary was half of what those people earned in a tax-supported school.

Other colleagues occasionally complained about the low pay. Not Lyle Tullis. Occasionally some professors would leave our campus for a better-paid position. They told me they did so because, with better pay, they could provide for their families.

The size of Lyle Tullis’ paycheck never seemed to be the most important thing to him. I realized that one day when I was thanking him for helping a student, his eyes shone as he said to me, “I’ve got so much money that I don’t know what to do with it. So, I just give it away.”

Most people wouldn’t have thought that way. Dr. Tullis drove one of the oldest cars on campus. It was even older than almost any of the students’ cars. His home, while comfortable, was not fancy at all. But Lyle Tullis lived with the feeling that he had so much money that he needed to give it away.

He was one of the favorite on campus. Cynics(愤世嫉俗者) might say he bought fame. But they would misunderstand. Lyle wanted to devote his life, all of it, to helping others.

1.What does the first paragraph mainly talk about?

A. Dr. Tullis was very popular with his students.

B. The author was wondering why Dr. Tullis gave students money.

C. Dr. Tullis was generous in giving his students financial help.

D. The author had a program of providing cross-cultural experiences for students.

2.Why did Dr. Tullis give his money away?

A. He had a good fortune.

B. He wanted to buy fame.

C. He was ready to help students in need.

D. He didn’t know where to put it away.

3.We can learn from the text that        .

A. Dr. Tullis was very content with his low pay

B. Dr. Tullis cared little about his family

C. the author felt confused about Dr. Tullis’ generosity

D. many people would misunderstand Dr. Tullis

4.Which of the following can best describe Dr. Tullis?

A. Honest    B. Generous

C. Friendly    D. Conservative


In a cold winter, a couple had to move out from the luxury villa because of bankruptcy. The husband worked day and night to support the family but with no care of his wife. So she thought, “he doesn’t love me anymore, he just cares his business… not me”.

One day, she began to take a bath, he stopped her at the door, “Let me take it first, OK?” “Why not let me shower first?” she asked. “I was tired, sweetie, you take it later, OK?” She was totally depressed.

On a morose(闷闷不乐的)day, she found nothing to do and turned on his computer, a few words blurred her eyes...It was his diary:

Today, I was quite sad, she asked me why I was always taking the bath first, and I said to her, I was exhausted. She was unhappy, in her mind, I treated her not as well as usual, but how can I do? I wasn’t as rich as before! We moved to the small apartment, there was only a shower in such a freezing winter. But I found that if one person took the shower first, the room could get a little warm, so every time I rushed to the bathroom first. I was thinking that, when she took the shower, the room would get warmer, at least1℃, 2℃or 3℃.

Now I can’t give her comfortable life, bring her the luxury restaurant, buy expensive dresses for her, but at least, I can give her 1℃ love.

1.Why was the husband always taking the bath first?

A. Because he was tired from work.

B. Because he didn’t love her anymore.

C. Because he wanted to get the bathroom warmer.

D. Because he treated his wife not as well as usual.

2.What does the underlined word “bankruptcy” in the first paragraph probably mean?

A. crash    B. moving

C. diseases    D. failure

3.The best title of the passage may be ______.

A. A trouble    B. 1℃ love

C. Husband and wife    D. A romantic love story







Dear Mr.Cousins,











Yours sincerely,

Li Hua








I had a interesting dream last night.I dreamed that I took part in a race.At first,I could not to run very fast and fell behind.So I didn’t lose heart and kept running.All the students on the playground cheer me on,“Come on!”I was so encouraging that I ran faster and fast till I caught up all the other runners.I felt as if flying like a superman.In the end,I got to the finishing line first.I won the race.I felt very proudly of myself.Many of my classmate threw me up into the air.Just at that time I woke up and found me still in bed!



1.The foreigners came to China in order to learn Chinese a________(农业的)skills.

2.Mexico gained its i________(独立)from Spain in 1821.

3.The new building destroy the b_______(美丽)of the countryside.

4.The students must a________(道歉)to their teacher for being late.

5.My father does not have much b_______(信任)in doctors of traditional Chinese medicine.

6.The young girl is an e_______(精力充沛的)tennis player.

7.The party was in c________(庆祝)of Mother´s silver wedding.

8.Rocks may hold some information about the o_______(起源)of the life on Earth.

9.He has f_______(原谅)the wrongs I have done to him.

10.Her eyes were full of s_______(悲伤)at the news of the Ya´an earthquake.


Mr Johnson worked in an office.He was short and fat and he looked like a forty-year-old man____he was no more than thirty-five.He____three thousand dollars a month and had his own house and car.But he was very miserly(吝啬的)and had____friends.He took good care of nobody but____.He was introduced to several girls,but he never bought any____for them and no girl liked a man like him.So he had to____alone in the beautiful house.He was always sad of it and didn’t know the____.

One Sunday morning Mr Johnson felt lonely____and went out for a walk near a park.It was a fine day.The sun was____and the birds were singing in the tree.Beautiful____and green grass could be seen everywhere.He____his sadness and walked on.Suddenly he heard someone was calling____.He turned round and saw a pretty girl with a pair of glasses____to catch up with him.He felt strange____he didn’t know her at all.But he stopped to____her.

“Don’t you remember me,sir?”asked the girl.“I____you last December!”

“I am sorry,madam.”said Mr Johnson.”but.........”

“I’m____you are one of my children’s fathers,”the girl said.Suddenly she found she didn’t know the man at all and her____turned red and hurried off.

____her disappearing figure(身影),Mr Johnson could not understand____it meant.Of course,he didn’t know she was a teacher.

1.A. if    B. whether    C. though    D. when

2.A. paid    B. was paid    C. borrowed    D. was lent

3.A. few    B. a few    C. many    D. plenty of

4.A. he    B. him    C. his    D. himself

5.A. tickets    B. presents    C. Beancurd    D. firewood

6.A. live    B. play    C. work    D. build

7.A. excuse    B. advice    C. suggestion    D. reason

8.A. in the office    B. at school    C. at home    D. in the restaurant

9.A. flying    B. shining    C. standing    D. sitting

10.A. stones    B. trees    C. flowers    D. stones

11.A. wrote    B. read    C. remembered    D. forgot

12.A. behind    B. front    C. away    D. over there

13.A. resting    B. trying    C. planning    D. asking

14.A. while    B. until    C. unless    D. because

15.A. wait for    B. help    C. discover    D. discuss with

16.A. examined    B. hurt    C. visited    D. invited

17.A. afraid    B. sure    C. sad    D. sorry

18.A. head    B. eyes    C. noes    D. face

19.A. Looking at    B. Drawing    C. Beating    D. Receiving

20.A. why    B. when    C. where    D. what


Tips for cooking on a Tight Schedule

From my experience, there are three main reasons why people don’t cook more often: ability, money and time.1.. Money is a topic I’ll save for another day. So today I want to give you some wisdom about how to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen. Here are three tips for great cooking on a tight schedule:

1.Think ahead. The moments when I think cooking is a pain are when I’m already hungry and there is nothing ready to eat. So think ahead of the coming week. When will you have time to cook? Do you have the right materials(材料) ready?2.

2.Make your time worth it. When you do find time to cook a meal, make the most of it and save yourself time later on. Are you making one loaf of bread?3.It takes around the same amount of time to make more of something. So save yourself the effort for a future meal.

3.4.This may surprise you, but one of the best tools for making cooking worth your time is experimentation(实验). It gives you the chance to come up with new ideas and recipes(食谱) that can work well with your appetite(食欲) and schedule. The more you learn and the more you try, the more ability you have to take control of your food and your schedule.

Hopefully that gives you a good start. 5.And don’t let a busy schedule discourage you from making some great changes in the way you eat and live!

A. Try new things.

B. Make three or four instead.

C. Ability is easily improved.

D. Understand your food better.

E. Cooking is a burden for many people.

F. A little time planning ahead can save a lot of work later on.

G. Let cooking and living simply be a joy rather than a burden.


Perhaps you have heard a lot about the Internet,but what is it,do you know?The Internet is a network.It uses the telephone to join millions of computers together around the world.

Maybe that doesn’t sound very interesting.But when you’ve joined to the Internet,there are lots and lots of things you can do.You can do with all kinds of information on the World Wide Web (WWW).You can use QQ to chat with your friends,and they will make responses in a few seconds.You can send E-mails to your friends,and they can get them in a few seconds.You can also go shopping by the Internet without going out.

There are many different kinds of computers now.They all can be joined to the Internet.Most of them are small machines sitting on people’s desks at home,but there are still many others in schools,offices or large companies. These computers are owned by people and companies,but no one really owns the Internet itself.

There are lots of places for you to go into the Internet.For example,your school may have the Internet.You can use it during lessons or free time.Libraries often have computers joined to the Internet.You are welcome to use it at your spare time.

Thanks to the Internet,the world is becoming smaller and smaller.It is possible for you to work at home with a computer in front,getting and sending the information you need.It is also possible for you to discuss some projects or assign the work on the Internet instead of at a meeting.In addition,you can buy or sell whatever you want by the Internet.But do you know 98% of the information on the Internet is in English?So what will English be like tomorrow?

1.What is the passage mainly about?

A. Internet.    B. Information.

C. Computers.    D. E-mails.

2.Who is the owner of the Internet?

A. The headmaster.    B. The officer.

C. The manager.    D. No one.

3.Which may be the most possible place for people to work in the future?

A. In the office.    B. At school.

C. At home.    D. In the company.


Music is often thought of as “easy” or “play time”,but it's not that at all.Music plays a very important part in our education.Students who learn music learn a lot of music history at school.This includes “modes(调式)”,which were used in churches during the development of music.They are still used today.Students learn about the historical events that were taking place when the music they play was written.They learn what the music was used for.So much of our culture is in music and has been for centuries.Music also helps with science.Students use science to help them discover what sounds good together and what doesn't.Students also need science to understand something called the “overtone series”,which is about how music is produced by vibration(颤动)and why.Students learn a lot about languages.Many songs are written in other languages,including ancient ones.Students must learn to translate these works to understand what they are singing about.Some songs are famous poems or short works set to music.Students learn a huge amount of coordination(协调)through music,so parts of the body can work better together.Students must use fine motor skills in order to play an instrument.Singers and players must learn breath control and be in good shape to play.

Students learn about art.Some famous pieces were written about important works of art,and students learn about the artists and styles as they're playing the music.Music education also brings higher thinking to our children.It allows them to think about complex patterns (How can I make my part sound better?How do this music and these different parts fit together?).Students have to know absolutely what every other musician does at all times.In that way,it develops teamwork.As one can see,music is very important to education besides bringing us fun.

1.Learning music is helpful to the following subjects EXCEPT________.

A. science    B. language

C. politics    D. history

2.Students who learn music have to translate songs________.

A. because they are learning the language

B. because they must understand what they are singing about

C. because the songs are ancient ones

D. because they are famous poems

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

A. Modes are still used in modern music.

B. Different kinds of music show different cultures.

C. It's easier for athletes to learn to play an instrument.

D. A good musician should know the importance of teamwork.

4.What is the main idea of the passage?

A. The importance of music.

B. The importance of music education.

C. Ways to learn music well.

D. Skills music students should have.


Women have jumped ahead of men for the first time in using the Internet to do their holiday shopping,according to a study published last week in the US.

For years men have been more likely to shop on the Internet than women,but during the 2011 holiday season 58 percent of those making online purchases(购买)were women.

“It shows how mainstream the Internet is becoming”,said Lee Rainie,director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project group,which carried out the study.

Rainie said it was only a matter of time before women shoppers caught up with men.This is because women traditionally make decisions about spending.

Users were more likely to shop online to save time.Internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 were responsible for some of the most dramatic increases in the online gift-buying population this time around.

However,three-quarters of the US Internet users did not buy holiday gifts online in 2011.They worried about credit card security(安全),or just compared online prices with off-line prices,then dashed off to t he shops to get the best deals.

“But even if shoppers don’t buy online,websites are becoming promotion tools for stores,”said Dan Hess,vice president of Comscore Networks Inc.Hess said that actually most stores’ websites can make customers fully believe the security of their credit card numbers.And most are able to ensure that gifts arrive on time.“It’s all about making the shopping experience more efficient,more reliable and more comfortable.”Hess said.

1.Which of the following statements is true?

A. More women shopped online than men during 2011 holiday season.

B. There were fewer women online shoppers than men during 2 011 holiday season.

C. Most of the Internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 are women.

D. People in the US were more likely to buy gifts online.

2.From the passage we can infer that________.

A. men usually decide how to spend money in the family

B. women usually decide what to buy in the family

C. the Internet is used in all the shops.

D. more and more shops will sell their goods online.

3.According to Dan Hess,shopping online is ________.

A. unsafe    B. convenient

C. a waste of time    D. cheaper

4.What can we know from the passage?

A. American people only buy gifts in holidays.

B. Shopping online is fun for women.

C. Shopping off-line provides better service.

D. Young people like to do gift-shopping online.


Lisa never had the chance to know her father.He and her mother divorced(离婚)when she was just a young child.Even though he didn’t move far,he never came to visit his children.

Lisa often wondered about her father.What did he looked like and what he was doing.All she knew was his name: Jeff White.

After Lisa grew up,she became a nurse at a hospital,where she would help provide medicine and comfort for patients in their final days.A few weeks ago,she received a new patient whose name was Jeff White.

When Jeff came into his room,Lisa asked him if he had any children.Jeff told her that he had two daughters, Lisa and Elly.Lisa couldn’t hold her tears back.She told him,“I am Lisa,your daughter.”

Jeff embraced her,saying that he was not a good father.And the daughter held his hand and kissed him.Then Jeff began to sing This Magic Moment.

Jeff could have just weeks left to live,so Lisa wanted to make the most of the time she had with him.Lisa also brought her kids to the hospital to meet their grandfather.The kid made cards for him with the words,“I love you.”

Forgiveness(宽恕)is also a kind of love.

1.What did Lisa know about her father?

A. Her father’s looks    B. Her father’s name

C. Her father’s hobby    D. Her father’s job

2.What does the underlined word “patient” mean in this passage?

A. 医生    B. 病人

C. 家属    D. 手术

3.From the passage we know that______.

A. Lisa has a brother.    B. Lisa hates his father.

C. Lisa has a sister.    D. Lisa’s father hates her daughter.

4.This passage mainly tells us that______.

A. Kids should love their father.    B. The father should love his kids.

C. Forgiveness is also a kind of love.    D. Fathers shouldn’t leave their families.


假如你是李华。你的英国朋友Bill想在中国给他的父亲买一个特别的生日礼物,来邮件向你咨询在茶叶、小米移动电源(MI Power Bank)和丝绸衬衫这三样东西中应该选哪一个更好。请你给他回复邮件,从这三样东西里选择一个推荐给Bill并说明你的理由。



Dear Bill,



Li Hua








I feel it a great honor to be welcomed to participate in such a wonderful activity.

As for me, read a good book is just like talking with a learned person. It is wide considered that what reading plays an important part in learning. Besides, reading can open my eye and make my life colorful. As matter of fact, only through reading can one person become a succeed.

When it comes to the books I’ve read, A Global History has had a deep influence with me. The book give the history of the world. It not only has enlarged our knowledge, but also get me interested in history.


The relationship between parents and children has always been a hot topic. Many students may feel 1. (stress) because of their parents. Most parents have good intentions, 2. some of them aren’t very helpful with the problems their sons and daughters have in 3. (adjust) to college, and a few of them seem to go out of their way to add to their children’s 4. (difficulty).

For one thing, parents are often not aware of the kinds of problems their children face. They don’t realize that the 5. (compete) is stronger, that the required standards of work are 6. (high), and that their children may not be prepared for 7. change. They may be upset by their children’s poor grades. At their kindest, they may 8. (gentle) ask why John or Mary isn’t doing better, whether he or she is trying as hard as he or she could, and so on. At their worst, they may threaten 9. (take) their children out of college or cut off living expenses.

Sometimes parents think it right and natural that they determine 10. their children should do with their lives. They forget that everyone is different and that each person must develop in his or her own way.


Every New Year's Eve in the past, we had breakfast at Aunt Dot's house.  My most vivid

____of the meal was the centerpiece(中心装饰品)that Aunt Dot always ______ on her kitchen table-seven sets of salt and pepper shakers.  It wasn't until years later that I finally asked Aunt Dot about the unusual centerpiece.

She was then 87 but she______invited us to the last breakfast of the year. I had ______early that morning to help with the meal______.Though weak, Aunt Dot was______stirring(搅拌)pancake batter(糊状物)as she______my question. "You know I arrange those salt and pepper shakers on the table every single year.”

“I know," I said,_______plates on the table. "But______do you always do that on New Year's Eve morning?"

“It helps to remind me that_______the holidays are over, there's another whole year of them coming," Aunt Dot said thoughtfully.

I nodded________,"1 guess that makes sense. "

"Let me tell you something more," she said.“I’ve learned over my many Tears that nothing really______; every ending in life is really just another new______. " She pointed at me with the batter-covered spoon. "_______ that, my dear. "

"I will," I told her.

In the spring of that year, after a short illness, Aunt Dot passed away. To my_____, I got the holiday salt and pepper shakers which I thought would be given to her own children. I_______Aunt Dot wanted to make sure I remembered her philosophy.

I continued Aunt Dot's breakfast_____ at my own apartment with the salt and pepper shakers centerpiece______. The pancakes are never as delicious as Aunt Dot's,______the center of the table is covered with those old salt and pepper shakers,______us all that every ending is really just another beginning.

1.A. dream    B. memory    C. mind    D. worry

2.A. changed    B. listed    C. arranged    D. cooked

3.A. still    B. even    C. ever    D. just

4.A. come through    B. come up    C. come over    D. come across

5.A. orders    B. purchases    C. shares    D. preparations

6.A. enthusiastically    B. nervously    C. sadly    D. bravely

7.A. went through    B. figured out    C. replied to    D. made out

8.A. removing    B. appreciating    C. washing    D. setting

9.A. when    B. why    C. what    D. where

10.A. now that    B. in case    C. as though    D. even if'

11.A. in vain    B. in doubt    C. in agreement    D. in demand

12.A. ignores    B. stops    C. requires    D. lives

13.A. beginning    B. surviving    C. challenging    D. escaping

14.A. Remember    B. Forgive    C. Forget    D. Experience

15.A. disappointment    B. surprise    C. sadness    D. relief

16.A. find    B. decide    C. guess    D. notice

17.A. principle    B. method    C. law    D. tradition

18.A. under control    B. broken    C. changed    D. in place

19.A. but    B. so    C. and    D. for

20.A. announcing    B. reminding    C. persuading    D. suggesting


If I were a boy again, I would practice perseverance more often, and never give up a thing because it was hard or inconvenient. 1.“There are only two creatures,” says a proverb, “who can surmount(越过) the pyramids — the eagle and the snail.”

If I were a boy again, I would school myself into a habit of attention. I would let nothing come between me and the subject in hand. 2. The habit of attention becomes part of our life, if we begin early enough. I often hear grown-up people say, “I could not fix my attention on the lecture or book, although I wished to do so,” and the reason is, the habit was not formed in youth.

If I were a boy again, I would cultivate courage. “Nothing is so mild and gentle as courage, nothing so cruel and pitiless as cowardice (怯懦),” says a wise author. 3.The fear of ill exceeds(超过) the ill we fear. Dangers will arise in any career, but presence of mind will often conquer the worst of them.4.

If I were a boy again, I would look on the cheerful side. Life is very much like a mirror: if you smile upon it, it smiles back upon you; but if you frown and look doubtful on it, you will get a similar look in return. Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but of all that come in contact with it.

5.I might write pages on the importance of learning very early in life to gain that point where a young boy can stand straight and decline doing an unworthy act because it is unworthy.

Finally, instead of trying hard to be happy, as if that were the sole purpose of life, I would, if I were a boy again, try still harder to make others happy.

A. If we want light, we must conquer darkness.

B. If I were a boy again, I would school myself to say “No” oftener.

C. We too often borrow trouble, and expect that may never appear.

D. I would remember that a good skater never tries to skate in two directions at once.

E. If I were a boy again, I would demand of myself more courtesy towards my companions and friends and indeed towards strangers as well.

F. Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results.

G. Be prepared for any fate, and there is no harm to be feared.


Children who spend more time outdoors may have a lower risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests.

In the study, researchers looked at about 1,900 schoolchildren. The scientists found that the kids who had been instructed to spend more time outdoors over three years were 23 percent less likely to develop nearsightedness during this time than those who had not been instructed to spend more time outdoors. Moreover, among the kids who did become nearsighted during the study, the degree to which their eyesight worsened was slightly smaller among those who spent more time outdoors.

The researchers selected six schools and required the children, whose average age was 7 at the start of the study, to attend one additional 60-minute class of outdoor activities during each school day for three years. The parents of these children were also encouraged to engage their children in outdoor activities after school, especially during weekends and holidays. The other half of the children, from another six schools, continued their usual activity patterns. After three years, 30.4 percent of the kids in the intervention(干预) group had become nearsighted, compared with 38.5 percent of the kids in the other group.

It is not clear exactly why spending more time outside would benefit children’s eyesight, the researchers said. However, some research has suggested that the higher levels of light intensity found outdoors may increase the release of the chemical dopamine(多巴胺) of the eye. In turn, dopamine is known to restrain(抑制) the type of growth in the eye that is associated with nearsightedness.

Based on the new results, the researchers recommend that children spend more time outdoors because of the potential benefits to their eyesight. However, it’s important to protect kids’ skin and eyes from UV light, which can be damaging.

1.What did the children in the intervention group do during each school day?

A. Attend an extra class of outdoor activities.

B. Continue to do their usual activities.

C. Spend one hour in doing eye exercises.

D. Participate in outdoor activities with parents.

2.What can be inferred about the chemical dopamine?

A. It can contribute to poor sight.

B. It can damage people’s brain.

C. It is beneficial to eyesight.

D. It means low levels of light intensity.

3.What may be discussed in the following paragraph?

A. How to design outdoor activities for kids.

B. How to prevent kids becoming nearsighted.

C. How to protect kids’ skin and eyes from UV light.

D. How to encourage kids to join in outdoor activities.

4.Which can serve as the best title for the passage?

A. The More Time Outdoors, the Better

B. Kids May See Better if They Play Outside

C. It’s Time to Engage Kids in Outdoor Activities

D. Researchers Found a Cure for Nearsightedness


Lions are opportunists. They prefer to eat without having to do too much work. When resting in the shade, they are also watching the sky to see what is flying by, and even in the heat of the day they will suddenly start up and run a mile across the plains to find out what is going on. If another animal has made a kill, they will drive it off and take the dill for themselves. A grown lion can easily eat 60 pounds of meat at a single feeding. Often they eat until it seems painful for them to lie down.

The lionesses (母狮) , being thinner and faster, are better hunters (猎手) than the males (雄狮). But the males don’t mind. After the kill they move in and take the test share.

Most kills are made at night or just before daybreak. We have seen many, many daylight attempts but only ten kills. Roughly, it’s about twenty daytime attempts for one kill.

When lions are hiding for an attack by a water hole, they wait patiently and can charge at any second. The kill is the exciting moment in the day-to-day life of the lion, since these great animals spend most of their time, about 20 hours a day, sleeping and resting.

Lions are social cats, and when they are having a rest, they love to touch each other. After drinking at a water hole, a lioness rests her head on another’s back. When walking, young lions often touch faces with older ones, an act of close ties among members of the group.

1.By describing lions as “opportunists” in the first paragraph, the author means to say that lions _______.

A. are cruel animals

B. are clever animals

C. like to take advantage of other animals

D. like to take every chance to eat

2.According to the text, which of the following is true?

A. Lions make most kills in the daytime.

B. Males care more about eating than active killing.

C. Lions are curious about things happening around them.

D. It doesn’t take lions too much time to make a kill.

3.How can we know that lions are social animals?[

A. They depend on each other.

B. They look after each other well.

C. They readily share what they have.

D. They enjoy each other’s company.

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

A. Powerful Lions

B. Lions at Work and Play

C. Lions, Social Cats

D. Lions, Skilled Hunters


How to Be a Winner

Sir Steven Redgrave

Winner of 5 Olympic Gold Medals

“In 1997 I was found to have developed diabetes (糖尿病). Believing my career was over, I felt extremely low. Then one of the specialists said there was no reason why I should stop training and competing. That was the encouragement I needed. I could still be a winner if I believed in myself. I am not saying that it isn’t difficult sometimes. But I wanted to prove to myself that I wasn't finished yet. Nothing is to stand in my way.”

Karen Pickering

Swimming World Champion

“I swim 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. I manage that sort of workload by putting it on top of my diary. This is the key to success —you can’t follow a career in any field without being well-organized. List what you believe you can achieve. Trust yourself, write down your goals for the day, however small they are, and you’ll be a step closer to achieving them.”

Kirsten Best

Poet & Writer

“When things are getting hard, a voice inside my head tells me that I can’t achieve something. Then there are other distractions, such as family or hobbies. The key is to concentrate. When I feel tense, it helps a lot to repeat words such as ‘calm’, ‘peace’ or ‘focus’, either out loud or silently in my mind. It makes me feel more in control and increases my confidence. This is a habit that can become second nature quite easily and is a powerful psychological(心理的) tool.”

1.What does Sir Steven Redgrave mainly talk about?

A. Difficulties influenced his career.

B. Specialists offered him medical advice.

C. Training helped him defeat his disease.

D. He overcame the shadow of illness to win.

2.What does Karen Pickering put on top of her diary?

A. Her achievements.

B. Her daily happenings.

C. Her training schedule.

D. Her sports career.

3.According to the passage, what do the three people have in common?

A. Courage.

B. Devotion.

C. Hard work.

D. Self-confidence.


When I was growing up, I had an old neighbor named Doctor Gibbs. He didn't look like any doctor I'd ever known. He never yelled at us for playing in his yard, but was always very kind.

When Doctor Gibbs wasn't saving lives, he was planting trees. He had some interesting theories about planting trees. He believed in the principle: "No pains, no gains". He hardly watered his new trees, which flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Once I asked why and he told me that watering plants spoiled them because it made them grow weaker. He said you had to make things tough for the trees so that only the strongest could survive. He talked about how watering trees made them develop shallow roots and how, if they were not watered, trees would grow deep roots in search of water. So, instead of watering his trees every morning, he'd beat them with a rolled-up newspaper. I asked him why he did that, and he said it was to get the tree's attention.

Doctor Gibbs died a couple of years after I left home. Every now and then, I walked by his house and looked at the trees that I'd watched him plant some twenty five years ago. They were all tall and strong.

I planted a couple of trees myself a few years ago. Two years of attending these trees meant they grew up weak. Whenever a cold wind blew, their branches trembled. Adversity(逆境) seemed to benefit Doctor Gibb's trees in ways comfort and ease never could.

Every night before I go to bed, I check on my two sons. I often pray that their lives will be easy. But lately I've been thinking that it's time to change my prayer. I know my children are going to meet with hardship. There's always a cold wind blowing somewhere. What we need to do is to pray for deep roots, so when the rains fall and the winds blow, we won't be torn apart.

1.With the trees planted, Doctor Gibbs often __________.

A. paid little attention to them

B. kept watering them every morning

C. talked to them to get their attention

D. beat them to make them grow deep roots

2.What does the author think of the way Doctor Gibbs planted trees?

A. Strange and harmful.

B. Interesting and funny.

C. Cruel and unacceptable.

D. Original and reasonable.[

3.Which prayer does the author wish for his sons?

A. Meet people like Dr Gibbs in the future.

B. Be able to stand the rain and wind in their lives.

C. Have an easy life, without too much to worry about.

D. Have good luck, encountering less hardship in their life.

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

A. Prayers for my sons

B. Doctor Gibbs and his trees

C. Growing roots

D. Watering trees


假定你是李华,你班的外籍教师Mr. Smith 即将回国。他喜欢中国文化,所以你送他一组中国剪纸(福、寿、喜)。请写一封送别信,简介礼物寓意,并表达谢意和祝愿。


1. 词数100左右;

2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

3. 书信的开头和结尾以为你写好。

参考词汇:1.剪纸paper cuttings; 2.福 Fu;3.寿 Shou;4.喜 Xi

Dear Mr. Smith,

It is really hard for me to say goodbye to you.___________________________________________________









Li Hua






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。

With the development of the Internet, more and more children are addicted to play online games day and night. It does harm not only to their health, especial their eyes, but also to their studies. Comparing with online games, many traditional games benefits kids mentally and physically. They were very popular to several generations, for they learned something valuable and had a fun playing the games. Therefore, the games are losing our appeal now, and so me children even haven’t heard of them. Personally, I think teachers and parents should take measure to limit their children’s Internet time. Let children know harm of online games and the benefits of traditional games. What’s more, we should often organize some traditional activity for children.


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