书面表达(满分25分)

下列四幅图描述了小学生李华一家某一天的经历。请根据画面及图中的有关提示,用第三人称的口吻写一篇100字左右的短文。注意:可以适当增加细节,并展开合理的想象,使故事完整连贯。

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第一节:短文改错(共10小题,每小题1分,满分10分)

此题要求改正所给短文中的错误。对标有题号的每一行作出判断:每行只有一个错误,请按下列情况改正:

该行多一个词:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉,在该行右边横线上写出该词,并也用斜线划掉。

该行缺一个词:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(^),在该行右边横线上写出该加的词。

该行错一个词:在错的词下划一横线,在该行右边横线上写出改正后的词。

注意:请在答题卡上作答。

It is reported that some needy students received        1.______

financial support from some kind persons and never    2.______

express our thanks. Personally, I think they are wrong.        3.______

Though the helpers don’t expect any reward for return,       4.______

it’s necessary and good manner to say “thank you”.      5.______

Besides, it is a basic social skill express ourselves in     6.______

modern society. Maybe some of them do feel thankfully. 7.______

It is only because of they think they may be looked down 8.______

upon they remain silent. But I just want to say that being 9.______

poor for the moment don’t mean you will be poor forever.10.______

 

Some futurologists have assumed that the vast increase of women in the workforce may portend(预示)an increase in divorce. The opposite of this concern is that the outlook of becoming a multi-paycheck household could encourage marriage. The earning ability of a woman can make her more attractive as a marriage partner.

The increase in divorce rates follows to the increase in women working outside the home. Yet, it may be wrong to jump to any simple cause-and-effect conclusions. The effect of a wife’s work on divorce is no less cloudy than its effect on marriage decisions. The realization that she can be a good provider may increase the chances that a working wife will choose divorce over an unsatisfactory marriage. But the reverse is equally reasonable. Tensions grounded in financial problems often play a key role in ending a marriage. By raising a family’s standard of living, a working wife may strengthen her family’s financial and emotional stability.

Psychological factors also should be considered. For example, a wife blocked from a career outside the home may feel caged in the house. She may view her only choice as seeking a divorce. On the other hand, if she can find fulfillment through work outside the home, work and marriage can go together to create a stronger and more stable union.

A working wife may rob a husband of being the master of the house. Meanwhile, an attractive woman who finds her value in work may play an important role in a stable marriage. Depending upon how the couple reacts to these new conditions, it could create a stronger equal partnership or it could create new insecurities.

1. If women find fulfillment through work outside the home, _________.

A. they are more likely to control their marriage partners

B. their husbands are expected to do more housework

C. their marriage ties can be strengthened

D. they tend to put their career before marriage

2.One reason why women with no career may seek a divorce is that ________.

A. they feel that they have been robbed of their freedom

B. they are afraid of being bossed around by their husbands

C. they feel that their partners fail to live up to their expectations

D. they tend to suspect their husbands loyalty to their marriage

3. Which of the following shows the structure of the passage?

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4.Which of the following statements can best summarize the author’s view in the passage?

A. The stability of marriage and the divorce rate may reflect the economic social position of women.

B. Even when economically independent, most women have to struggle for real equality in marriage.

C. In order to secure their marriage women should work outside the home and remain independent.

D. The effect of the growing female workforce on marriage varies from case to case.

 

As I was thinking about language learning the other day, the image of baking bread came into my mind. I compared some of the exercises and drills that we put ourselves through in order to learn a language to the various ingredients (原料) that go into baking a loaf of fresh bread.

Real language learning takes place in human relationships. No one sits down and eats a cup of flour, even if he is hungry and in a hurry. You don' t become bilingual (双语的) by learning lists of vocabulary. You don' t become a speaker of a language by memorizing grammatical rules. You become bilingual by entering a community that uses that other language as its basic means of communication.

I am not suggesting that we can make bread without ingredients. Flour is necessary, as are yeast (酵母), salt, water and other ingredients. Vocabulary is part of any language and will have to be learned. Grammatical rules exist in every language and cannot be ignored. But merely combining the appropriate ingredients in the recommended proportions does not result in bread. At best, you only end up with a ball of dough (面团).

In order to get bread, you have to apply heat to the dough. And in language learning, that heat comes from the community. Anyone who has learned a second language has experienced that heat. It creeps up your neck when you ask the babysitter, “Have you already been eaten?” when you meant to say, ‘‘Have you already eaten?” When you try to say something quite innocent and the whole room bursts into laughter, you are experiencing the heat that turns raw dough into good bread.

Remember the old saying, “If you can’ t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". This is where language learning often breaks down because we find the heat uncomfortable and we stop the baking process. In other words, we can' t stand the heat, so we get out of the kitchen.

However, the language learner who stays in the kitchen—in the heat—until the combined

ingredients are thoroughly transformed will enjoy the richness of a quality loaf of bread. He is glad that he did not "get out of the kitchen” at the important moment when the oven seemed too hot.

Now the baker enjoys good bread, seated at the table with family members and guests. However, he does not focus on "bread" but rather on enjoying the whole feast: fine salads, pastas, fresh vegetables, rich desserts and so on. And the language learner has arrived when he no longer needs to focus on language. Language merely becomes one element in the "feast" of membership in his chosen community. 6ec8aac122bd4f6e

 

Paris in the springtime was, is and always will be, something rather special. Why not experience it for yourself with this excellent break for four days? This attractive city has something to offer to everyone and with prices at just £129.

Your break begins with comfortable bus transfer (运送) from local pick-up points and travel to Paris is via cross-channel ferry, arriving at your hotel in the evening. The Ibis is an excellent quality hotel with private equipments in all rooms: satellite TV, radio, telephone and alarm clock. It has a bar and restaurant and is situated about two miles south of Notre Dame , enabling you to explore Paris with ease.

The following day, after continental breakfast (included), the bus takes you on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will see the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, in fact almost every famous landmark you have ever heard of. You then leave Paris and take a short drive to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, the home of Louis XIV. The tour ends mid-afternoon back in Paris where you will have the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening there is a “Paris by Night” tour showing you the beautiful buildings with bright lights.

Day three takes you to Montmarter, perhaps the most attractive quarter. In the afternoon you are free to explore this beautiful city as you wish, perhaps a pleasure voyage on the River Seine, wander around the beautiful gardens or look among the antique shops(古董店). In the evening you will have the opportunity to visit the best nightclub in the city, the splendid Paradis Latain. On the final day it’s back to the UK via channel ferry.

Included in the price of £129 per person :

●Return comfortable bus travel to Paris

●Return ferry crossings

●3 nights housing in a twin bedded room in a Central Paris hotel with private facilities

●Continental breakfast during your stay

●Guided sightseeing tour of “Paris by Day” and “Paris by Night”

●Visit to the Chateau of Versailles (admission not included )

●Tour around Montmartre

1.What is the purpose of this passage?

A. To show the price of traveling to Paris .

B. To tell tourists the routes to Paris.

C. To introduce the city of Paris.

D. To attract tourists to Paris.

2.During the stay in Paris, the tourists will _________.

A. have a “Paris by Night” tour on the first evening

B. live in a hotel two miles away from Paris

C. have free time for half a day

D. have a pleasure voyage on the River Seine together

3.What does the underlined word “quarter” mean in the passage?

A. An area.

B. A period of time.

C. A coin worth 25 cents.

D. One of four equal parts.

4. According to the passage, which of the following is true?

A. The Palace of Versailles is not in the center of Paris.

B. The tourists can telephone in the Ibis without paying.

C. It will take you a long time to get to Montmartre from Paris.

D. The tourists will spend the night in the antique shops on the third day.

 

Raymond Schneider politely elbowed his way through crowds of customers as he made for the candy bins at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Manhattan. Since he was laid off in December, Mr. Schneider, a 33-year-old designer, says he has become a “gummy junkie,” buying a lot of sweets every time he shops for groceries.

“Sugar is comforting,” he said. “There’s nothing more stressful than growing financial insecurity everywhere.”

The recession (经济衰退) seems to have a sweet tooth. As unemployment has risen, Americans, particularly adults, have been consuming growing amounts of candy, say candy makers, store owners and industry experts.

Theories vary on exactly why. For many, sugar lifts spirits dragged low by the economy. For others, candy also provides a reminder of better times. And not insignificantly, it is relatively cheap.

At Candyality, a store in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, business has jumped by nearly 80 percent compared with this time last year, and the owner, Terese McDonald, said she was struggling to keep up with the demand for Bit-O-Honeys, Swedish Fish and Sour Balls.

“They put candy in their actual budget,” she said.

Many big candy makers are also reporting rising sales and surprising profits.

“Candy companies are relatively recession-proof,” said Peter Liebhold, chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s work and industry division. “During the Great Depression, candy companies stayed in business.”

1.Raymond Schneider was set as an example to show ________.

A. many Americans were laid off in the recession

B. lots of Americans like candies

C. many Americans in the recession like sweets which are comforting

D. Americans are suffering much in the recession.

2. What does the underlined sentence “The recession seems to have a sweet tooth” mean?

A. Candy consuming rises while people are suffering bad effects of the recession.

B. The recession doesn’t have any bad effect on Americans.

C. Americans are optimistic even though they are out of employment.

D. Candy companies stayed in business during the Great Depression.

3.Which is NOT the reason why people in the recession like sugar?

A. It is relatively cheap.

B. It is comforting and can make a lot of profits.

C. It raises people’s spirits up.

D. It calls up people’s good memories.

4. The best title of the passage is ________.

A. Sugar Is Comforting

B. Candy Companies Stay In Business

C. Americans Have A Sweet Tooth

D. Sugar Sales Rise In The Recession  

 

阅读理解(共20小题,每小题2分,满分40分)

阅读下列短文,从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

Robby was 11 when his mother dropped him off for his first piano lesson. I prefer students to begin at an earlier age. Robby said that it had always been his mother’s dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him on as a student.

Robby tried and tried while I listened and encouraged him and gave him more instructions. But he just did not have any inborn ability.

I only saw his mother from a distance. She always waved and smiled but never came in.  Then one day Robby stopped coming to our lessons. I thought about calling him but I guessed he had decided to try something else.

I was also glad that he stopped coming for the sake of my career. However, several weeks before the recital (演奏会) of my students, Robby came,telling me that he never stopped practicing and begged me to allow him to take part in it. I agreed, but I made him perform last in the program, so I could save his poor performance through my “curtain closer”.

I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen one piece of Mozart’s. Never had I heard a piece of Mozart’s played so well by someone at his age. When he finished, everyone was cheering.

I ran up and put my arms around Robby in joy. “I’ve never heard you play like that, Robby! How could you do it?”

“Well, Miss Hondorf. Do you remember I told you my mom was sick? Actually she died this morning. She was born deaf, so tonight was the first time she could hear me play. I wanted to make it special. I knew I could.”

That night, Robby was the teacher and I was the student. He taught me so many important things about life.

1.Why might Robby have stopped coming to piano lessons suddenly?

A. He lost heart and believed that he would never make it.

B. His mother might have been seriously ill.

C. He thought that his teacher disliked him.

D. His mother died and he didn’t need to play any longer.

2. We can know from the passage that __________.

A. the writer thought students shouldn’t begin playing the piano too early

B. the writer thought that Robby had given up his piano lessons

C. only by practicing at home did Robby learn to play well

D. no one else could play the piece of Mozart’s as well as Robby

3.From the underlined sentence, we can infer that _________.

A. the writer looked down upon Robby and disliked him

B. the writer thought Robby was a bad advertisement for her teaching

C. with Robby in the recital, the other children couldn’t play well

D. the writer couldn’t teach so many students at a time

4. The writer made Robby perform last because _________.

A. the one who performs last always performs very well

B. Robby asked the writer to do so

C. she wanted to do something to save a poor performance

D. Robby thought his mother would come at last

 

完形填空 (共20小题;每小题1.5分,满分30分)

阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从36—55各题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

In some cities, work holism(废寝忘食工作)is so common that people don’t consider it unusual. They accept the lifestyle as    36   . Government workers in Washington, D. C., 37, frequently work sixty to seventy hours a week. They don’t do this because they have to; they do it because they 38    to. Work holism can be a     39    problem. Because true workaholics would rather work than do anything else, they    40    have no idea of how to relax; that is, they might not    41 movies, sports, or other types of entertainment. Most of all, they 42    to sit and do nothing. The lives of workaholics are usually stressful, and this tension and worry can cause   43    problems such as heart attacks and stomach diseases.    44   , typical workaholics don’t pay much attention to their families. Their marriages may end in    45    as they spend little time with their families.

Is work holism    46    dangerous? Perhaps not. There are, certainly, people who work    47 under stress. Some studies show that many workaholics have great energy and interest in work. They feel    48    is so pleasurable that they are actually very happy. For most workaholics, work and entertainment are the same thing. Their jobs    49    them with a challenge; this keeps them busy and creative.

   50    do workaholics enjoy their jobs so much? There are several    51    to work. Of course, it provides people with paychecks, and this is important. But it offers    52    financial security. It provides people with self-confidence; they have a feeling of satisfaction   53    they have produced a challenging piece of work and are able to say “I    54    it”. Psychologists claim that their work gives people an identity. After they take part in work, they    55    a sense of self and individualism.

1.A.strange         B.boring                   C.pleasant                 D.normal

2.A.for example B.on the other hand    C.what’s more         D.after all

3.A.agree           B.promise                 C.dare                     D.want

4.A.slight           B.serious                   C.obvious                D.difficult

5.A.still                     B.probably                C.certainly                D.mostly

6.A.afford          B.enjoy                     C.watch                    D.allow

7.A.dream          B.decide                    C.intend                    D.hate

8.A.physical       B.cultural               C.social                  D.mental

9.A.Therefore     B.However                C.Anyway                 D.Besides

10.A.happiness   B.silence                   C.failure                   D.loss

11.A.sometimes B.always                   C.seldom                   D.hardly

12.A.sadly          B.differently              C.efficiently              D.slowly

13.A.study         B.family                   C.life                        D.work

14.A.equip         B.pack                      C.provide                  D.fill

15.A.When         B.Why                      C.How                      D.Where

16.A.factors              B.advantages             C.steps                      D.ways

17.A.no more     B.more or less            C.no more than       D.more than

18.A.when         B.before                    C.unless                    D.until

19.A.valued               B.failed                     C.caught                   D.made

20.A.give        B.lose                    C.get                        D.need

 

We may go to Hawaii or California._______ , we have to find a way to escape the snow this winter.

A. Also   B. In addition C. Somehow D. Anyway

 

As time went by, the plan I stuck ______ fairly practical.

A. to was proved    B. to proving  C. to proved   D. to be proved

 

— The weather is too cold ______ November this year.

— It was even ______ when I came here years ago.

A. for; colder  B. in; cold      C. in; hot        D. for; hotter

 

— What’s the main purpose of tonight’s meeting?

— We are going to talk about the problem _______ at the last meeting.

A. having discussed       B. to be discussed   C. being discussed         D. discussed

 

It was at that school ______ he realized his dream ______ he was going to be a teacher.

A. that; which         B. that; that              C. where; that        D. where; which

 

Jude, seated in a chair and lost in thought, gave me a sudden look, as if_______ , “Are you kidding?”

A. to say B. to have said              C. said    D. to be saying

 

— Is there anything wrong, Bob? You look sad.

— Oh, nothing much. In fact, I ________ of my friends back home.

A. have just thought             B. was just thinking

C. would just think D. will just be thinking

 

I would have gone to visit him in the hospital had it been at all possible, but I_______ fully occupied the whole of last week.

A. were   B. had been    C. have been   D. was

 

Della was shocked not to find her car ______ she had parked it the night before and phoned the police immediately.

A. where B. which C. at which     D. around which

 

Now the government is taking measures to encourage and help ______ peasants to work and live in ______ town.

A. the; the      B. / ; the  C. / ; /     D. the ; /

 

 The old man had expected to see all his children when in hospital, but _____ came to see

       him.

A. none           B. no one         C. someone                D. anyone

 

“I’d like to give my thanks to those _______help my son will be able to survive his terrible disease.” said the woman on TV.

A. who         B. that     C. with whose       D. with their

 

_______ in his school that many of his fans want to get close to him.

A. So is he popular               B. So popular is he

C. So popular he is                     D. So he is popular

 

You’ll have plenty of time tomorrow, so you_______ work too late tonight.

A. don’t have to          B. mustn’t       C. cannot                D. shouldn’t

 

— Sorry for what I have said to you.

— ______.

A. Don’t mention it                     B. You are nice

C. Forget it                   D. You’d better not

 

根据短文内容,从短文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。(★★请将答案填涂在答题卡上。 E=AB   F=AC   G=AD

  In our modern society, we have to rely on different kinds of services. 1________.Without packaging, many goods, especially food, could not reach consumers. Packaging prevents perishable(易坏的) food from early rot. As a result , it makes shelf life longer and makes distribution possible to a greater distance .

The function of waste reduction is also evident in food packaging. According to a scientific report, food wastage can be as high as between 20% and 50% in some areas because of poor or lack of packaging . 2________.It is estimated that for every 1% increase in packaging materials ,food wastage decreases by about 1.6%.

Apart from practical functions, modern packaging also has aesthetic(美学的) value. 3_______.And for the consumers, this makes shopping more enjoyable.

4________.Sometimes, people cannot help but feel puzzled by the huge packaging of some goods, which often prove to have nothing to do at all with the protection of the goods inside. Such packaging can only lead to misunderstanding and waste of money of the part of the comsumers. 5_______

Perhaps it is difficult to decide whether the service of packaging has more advantages or disadvantages. It seems quite obvious that modern packaging , to a certain degree, reflects the inner quality of the people or company who produce the products.

A. Appropriate packaging can cut this number down to only 2 to 3%.

B. Packaging is just one of them.

C.Goods are made more attractive and inviting.

D. People are sometimes unwilling to spend more money on packaging.

E. And more seriously, it can cause a great deal of damage to the environment.

F. However, the service of packaging does not always enjoy a good reputation.

G. Advantages and disadvantages of packaging have been well argued.

 

 

Fear and its companion pain are two of the most useful things that men and animals possess, if they are properly used. If fire did not hurt when it burnt, children would play with it until their hands were burnt away. Similarly, if pain existed but fear didn’t, a child would burn himself or herself again and again, because fear would not warn himself or herself to keep away from the fire that had burnt himself or herself before. A really fearless soldier—and some do exist is not a good soldier because he is soon killed; and a dead soldier is of no use to his army. Fear and pain are therefore two guards without which men and animals might soon die out.

In our first sentence we suggested that fear should be properly used. If, for example, you never go out of your house because of the danger of being knocked down and killed in the street by a car, you are letting fear rule you too much. Even in your house you are not absolutely safe: an aeroplane may crash on your house, or ants may eat away some of the beams in your roof so that the latter falls on you, or you may get cancer!

The important thing is not to let fear rule you, but instead to use fear as your servant and guide. Fear will warn you of dangers; then you have to decide what action to take.

In many cases, you can take quick and successful action to avoid the danger. For example, you see a car coming straight towards you. Fear warns you, you jump out of the way, and all is well.

In some cases, however, you decide that there is nothing that you can do to avoid the danger. For example, you can’t prevent an aeroplane crashing onto your house. In this case, fear has given you its warning; you have examined it and decided on your course of action, so fear of this particular danger is no longer of any use to you, and you have to try to overcome it.

1.Children would play with fire until their hands were burnt away if _________.

A. they were given no warning beforehand  

B. they had never burnt themselves

C. they had no sense of pain     D. they were fearful of the fire

2. A really fearless soldier _____________.

  A. is of great use to the army    B. is not a real soldier

  C. is nothing but a dead soldier  D. easily gets killed in a battle

3.People sometimes succeed in timely avoiding the danger because _________.

 A. they have gained experience   B. they jump out of the way in time

 C. they are calm in the face of danger

 D. they are warned of the danger by fear and take quick action

4.What's the writer's suggestion when the danger can't be avoided?

 A. You have to try to overcome it.   B. Fear can really help you to run away.

C. Fear always helps you stay safe.  D. Fear is of great use to you.

 

 

 

Sheep Smarter than Thought

London—Sheep, like turkeys and ostriches, are not considered the most clever animals. British scientists said last Wednesday humans may have underestimated the woolly creature. They could be much smarter than we think.

Researchers at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, southern England, have shown that the animals have a good memory system and are extremely good at recognizing faces—which they think is a sure sign of intelligence.

Behavioral scientist Keith Kendrick and his friends trained 20 sheep to recognize and distinguish 25 pairs of sheep faces and used electrodes (电极) to measure their brain activity , which showed they could remember 50 faces for up to two years .

“If they can do that with faces, they have to have reasonable intelligence; otherwise, what is the point of having a system for remembering faces and not remembering anything else?” Kendrick said in an interview.

So hours of seemingly mindless eating grass may not be so mindless after all.

Kendrick believes sheep got their reputation as dumb (unable to speak, unintelligent) animals because they live in large groups and do not appear to have much individuality and are frightened of just about everything.

“All animals, including humans, once they are frightened, don’t tend to show signs of intelligent action,” he explained.

In research reported in the science journal Nature, Kendrick and his team showed that sheep, like humans, have a specialized system in the brain which allows them to distinguish between many different faces which look extremely similar.

“The most important finding (of the study) is that they are able , both from a behavioral point of view and from looking at the way the brain is organized , to remember a large number of individuals for a very long time,” said Kendrick. “It is a very strange system. They are showing similar abilities in many ways to humans.”

1.From the first paragraph we can find that______.         .

    A.people used to think sheep are smarter than the other animals

    B.people used to raise sheep in a wrong  way

    C.people don’t consider sheep as clever animals

    D.people have done a lot of research on sheep

2.From what Kendrick said in the interview we learn that_____.         .

    A.scientists have learned everything about sheep’s intelligence

    B.scientists have learned a little about sheep’s intelligence

    C.scientists can’t do anything more about sheep’s memory

    D.scientists do not have to research animals’ memory

3.As is known in the passage,__________.

    A.sheep are among the week animals

    B.it is not right for people to raise sheep in groups

    C.when sheep eat grass in the field their minds may be active

    D.if people feel frightened, they may become braver

 

 

About six years ago I was eating lunch in a restaurant in New York City when a woman and a young boy sat down at the next table, I couldn't help overhearing parts of their conversation. At one point the woman asked, “So, how have you been?” And the boy—who could not have been more than seven or eight years old—replied. “Frankly, I've been feeling a little depressed lately.”

    This incident stuck in my mind because it confirmed my growing belief that children are changing. As far as I can remember, my friends and I didn't find out we were “depressed”, that is, in low spirits, until we were in high school.

    Undoubtedly a change in children has increased steadily in recent years. Children don't seem childlike anymore. Children speak more like adults, dress more like adults and behave more like adults than they used to.

    Whether this is good or bad is difficult to say, but it certainly is different. Childhood as it once was no longer exists. Why?

    Human development depends not only on born biological states, but also on patterns of gaining social knowledge. Movement from one social role to another usually involves learning the secrets of the new social positions. Children have always been taught adult secrets, but slowly and in stages; traditionally, we tell sixth graders things we keep hidden from fifth graders.

    In the last 30 years, however, a secret-revelation(揭示) machine has been equipped in 98 percent of American homes. It is called television. Television passes information to all viewers alike, whether they are children or adults. Unable to resist the temptation (诱惑),  many children turn their attention from printed texts to the less challenging, more attractive moving pictures.

Communication through print, as a matter of fact, allows for a great deal of control over the social information which children will gain. Children must read simple books before they can read complex materials.

1. According to the author, feeling depressed is ____________.

    A. a sure sign of a mental problem in a child

    B. a mental state present in all humans, including children

    C. something that cannot be avoided in children's mental development

    D. something hardly to be expected in a young child

2.According to the author, that today's children seem adult-like results from ____________.

    A. the widespread influence of television

    B. the poor arrangement of teaching content

    C. the fast pace of human scientific development

    D. the rising standard of living

3. What does the author think of communication through print for children?

    A. It enables children to gain more social information.

    B. It develops children's interest in reading and writing.

    C. It helps children to read and write well.

    D. It can control what children are to learn.

4. What does the author think of the change in today's children?

    A. He feels their adult-like behavior is so funny.

    B. He thinks the change worthy of note.

    C. He considers it a rapid development.

    D. He seems to be upset about it.

 

 

The American book Who Moved My Cheese has been a bestseller all over the world. It teaches people how to face changes in their lives. Now its author Spence Johnson has written a book just for teens. The book tells us that when facing change in our lives, like a new school or new friends, don't be afraid. Instead, use this change to make a better life. The book gives an example of a change at school. A school is changing from having two terms to three terms because there are too many students.

Several teens are talking about this. Most of them are unhappy and worried. But Chris is not. He laughs and tells a story about two mice, two “little people” and some cheese.

The four are in a maze looking for the cheese. Here, cheese means something important in life, like moving to a new class or getting into college. But they find the cheese is gone. The mice realize that they can’t change what has happened and have to find more cheese. This means finding different dreams. The little people, however, can’t do this. They are afraid of change so they find no cheese.

After Chris finishes the story, the friends understand one thing: to get more cheese, move in a new direction quickly. His friends understand how this can be used in the changes all teens face, such as doing well at school or having good relationships or just feeling good about yourself.

1.The book Who Moved My Cheese is __________.

    A. written all over the world     B. read across the world

    C. sold only in America         D. loved only by teens

2.What does the text mainly discuss?

    A. Never change in our life.    B. Change whenever you like .

    C. Change with the changes.   D. Pay attention to the changes,

3. The underline word “four”(paragraph 3) refers to __________.

    A. mice and little people       B. students

    C. cheese                   D. readers

4. In our lives, we should learn from __________.

    A. mice   B. little people   C. Chris     D. Spence Johnson

 

 

完形填空(共20小题,每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分)

    阅读下面短文,从短文后各题的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选取出适合填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该选项涂黑。

 When my son unexpectedly volunteered for the Marines, I was busy writing my novels and giving little thought to the men and women in the army.

  My son, John Schaeffer, recently came home _36__ from the Middle East. He slowly appeared from a broken car; John _37__ all night from a base near Washington, _38__ he had landed the day before. He did not want me to 39___ him there. “I’ll need time to myself,” my son said _40__ calling from Kuwait on the way home.

  I gave my wife a head start. Mother_41__ son, “I was so worried”, Genie said. She pulled away to look up again and again to _42___ he was really there.

  My wife gave me a great gift: _43__ alone with my boy. John was tired and lay _44__ on his bed. I lay down next to him and was grasping his hand the whole time. I just wanted to be certain that the nightmares I’d had about John being killed were _45__ .

  I kept holding my son, the way I _46__ when he was two and came into our bed after a _47__ dream. I asked John if he’d rather sleep than talk, and he said there would be time for 48___ later.

  With the   49___ over, under and around me came incredible tiredness. I slept with his voice dying away. It was the first good _50__ I’d had in months. I woke and John was asleep next to me. Sitting by his bed watching him breathe, I found myself praying and _51__ for all the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, husbands and wives of those who were not coming home. For the first time in my life, I was weeping for _52___.

  Before my son went to war I would never have shed tears for them .My son _53__ me. He taught me that our men and women in uniform are not the _54__”.  They are our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. Sometimes shedding ears for strangers is a holy _55___. Sometimes it’s all we can do.

1.  A. angry    B. excited       C. frightened    D. alive

2.  A. drove    B. was driving   C. had driven    D. would have driven

3. A. where    B. when        C. which        D. who

4.  A. meet     B. congratulate   C. permit       D. accept

5. A. once     B. when        C. unless        D. since

6. A. abolished   B. patted      C. rated        D. embraced

7. A. make sure  B. set down      C. get across     D. make sense

8. A. period     B. chance        C. time         D. moment

9. A. hesitated   B. stretched      C. supporting    D. spreading

10. A. facts      B. truth          C. proofs        D. lies

11. A. used to    B. ought to       C. should        D. must

12. A. happy     B. cheerful       C. scary         D. sleep

13.A. advice     B. discussion     C. talk          D. sleep

14.  A. chat       B. worries       C. meeting       D. curiosity

15. A. conversation B. observation   C. sleep          D. independence

16.  A. crying     B. marching     C. screaming      D. regretting

17.  A. friends    B. neighbors      C. strangers      D. soldiers

18. A. persuaded  B. changed       C. frightened     D. arrested

19. A. another    B. other         C. others         D. one

20.  A. function    B. adventure     C. shame        D. duty

 

 

Had the weather been good, the children ____ out for a walk.

  A. had gone    B. could have gone  C. would go    D. went

 

 

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