--- How do you find the speech made by the headmaster? It’s said to be a bit boring.
--- Oh, it’s______ boring; in fact rather inspiring and interesting.
A. anything but B. nothing but
C. all but D. no more
Experts have pointed out that the _____ of severe punishments plays a major role in the growing food safety problem.
A. attendance B. absence C. presence D. evidence
With the final examination approaching,__________________________
注意： 1. 每句不超过两个错误；
While the soldiers began to cross the English Channel, the German fired at them. Twenty men on Boat 5 fell into the water and was picked up by other boats. If they reached the beach, they would probably have been killed
The soldiers on Boat 1 and Boat 4 jumped into the water, most of them drowned. The survivors laid on the beach, exhausting. Later, they tried to climb up the cliff. Four were very tired to reach the top. The other two joined in a group from other company and fought with them. This was Able Company’s contribution to D-Day.
Tu Youyou, 1. was born in 1930, is a Chinese medical scientist and educator. She was educated and carried out research 2. (entire) in China. She is best known 3. discovering artemisinin(青蒿素) and dihydroartemisinin(双氢青蒿素)，which saved millions of lives. Her discovery of artemisinin as well as 4. (it) treatment of malaria 5. (regard) as a significant breakthrough of tropical(热带的) medicine in the 20th century and health 6. (improve) for people of tropical 7. (develop) countries in South Asia, Africa, and South America.
For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and 8. 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology(生理学) or Medicine together with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura. Tu is the first Chinese Nobel winner in Physiology or medicine 9. the first citizen of the People’s Republic of China 10. (receive) the Nobel Prize in natural sciences.
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。Everyone needs a break, and vacations are not meant for serious study. _1.__ The Spring Festival is coming up so this is the perfect time to discuss some great English language literature to take on a long train journey.
Before getting into the recommendations, you need to determine your English reading comprehension level. If you're at the beginner's level, there are two options: reading a children's book or reading a book that you've read in Chinese translation. __2.__ If you're at the intermediate level, popular books like pop fiction, mysteries and thrillers are good options. For advanced readers, classic works of literature or modern prize winners (Nobel, Pulitzer) are good options.
3.__ When I pick up a book I like, even though the first few chapters are really hard to get through, I would try to get accustomed to the language the author uses. Generally, after the first few chapters, things get a lot easier, especially if I get involved in the story.
Another great way to keep yourself motivated is to find a friend who's interested in reading the same book. You can make goals that you both want to achieve. __4._
Some quick recommendations: Harry Potter, start with the first book and go on from there; the Narnia series; anything by U．S. writer Michael Crichton; and if you like horror, U．S. writer Stephen King is always unusual and fun. __5._ Happy reading!
A．If you pick a book which is so challenging, it will be too stressful.
B．The most important thing is to pick a book that you're really interested in.
C．You may also enjoy your reading when hanging out with your family.
D．You should just find a topic or author you're interested in, and the rest will go from there.
E．You can also discuss plot lines or vocabulary issues with each other by SMS or email.
F．Instead, they're a great way to take a break and enjoy a good book.
G．This will help you get over any unfamiliar words or phrases, since you're already familiar with the story.
I went to a group activity, “Sensitivity Sunday”, which was to make us more _________ the problems faced by disabled people. We were asked to “_________ a disability” for several hours one Sunday. Some members, _________ , chose to use wheelchairs. Others wore sound-blocking earplugs（耳塞）or blindfolds（眼罩）.
Just sitting in the wheelchair was a _________ experience. I had never considered before how _________ it would be to use one. As soon as I sat down, my _________ made the chair begin to roll. Its wheels were not_________ . Then I wondered where to put my _________ . It took me quite a while to get the metal footrest into _________ . I took my first uneasy look at what was to be my only means of _________ for several hours. For disabled people, “adopting a wheelchair” is not a temporary（临时的） _________ .
I tried to find a _________ position and thought it might be restful, _________ kind of nice, to be _________ around for a while. Looking around, I _________ I would have to handle the thing myself? My hands started to ache as I _________the heavy metal wheels. I came to know that controlling the _________ of the wheelchair was not going to be a(n) _________ task.
My wheelchair experiment was soon _________ . It made a deep impression on me. A few hours of “disability” gave me only a taste of the _________ , both physical and mental, that disabled people must overcome.
1.A. curious about B. interested in C. aware of D. careful with
2.A. cure B. prevent C. adopt D. analyze
3.A. instead B. strangely C. as usual D. like me
4.A. learning B. working C. satisfying D. relaxing
5.A. convenient B. awkward C. boring D. exciting
6.A. height B. force C. skill D. weight
7.A. locked B. repaired C. powered D. grasped
8.A. hands B. feet C. keys D. handles
9.A. place B. action C. play D. effect
10.A. operation B. communication C. transportation D. production
11.A. exploration B. education C. experiment D. entertainment
12.A. flexible B. safe C. starting D. comfortable
13.A. yet B. just C. still D. even
14.A. shown B. pushed C. driven D. guided
15.A. realized B. suggested C. agreed D. admitted
16.A. lifted B. turned C. pressed D. seized
17.A. path B. position C. direction D. way
18.A. easy B. heavy C. major D. extra
19.A. forgotten B. repeated C. conducted D. finished
20.A. weaknesses B. challenges C. anxieties D. illnesses
The world has a fast growing population and people need more land for houses, factories, highways, and so on. The farmland is decreasing with each passing day. How to meet the need of feeding the growing population? One way is to introduce some high-output gene into a crop to enable it to produce more. Biologists over the years have discovered genes which can raise output of the crops, resist pests, improve taste, etc.
However, in many western countries there is widespread concern over the safety of “Genetically Modified”(GM) (转基因) foods, because they think there may be serious problems of environment, health, safety, morality and so on.
As a scientist I must admit GM foods involve great risks to humans. In fact in Europe they’re called “Frankenstein foods” by many. Frankenstein is a character in a novel. He was a very clever scientist. He created a monster(怪物), which eventually killed him.
Soybeans can be made into many foods. However, it’s hard to trace them. Therefore, it’s very important we have to make sure the soybean, if genetically modified, is free from any poisonous matter harmful to human beings. For this we need very good testing. We do have some testing on some animals, but no completely satisfactory testing has ever been made so far. They’re entirely new, and their problems are entirely unknown. It takes time to develop persuasive tests to know whether they’re harmful to us or not.
We may not be able to tell what may happen if we take GM foods. Some of them may be resistant to antibiotics (抗生素). Then many of the medicines we have today will have no effect on people eating GM foods.
A more likely case is the GM foods may contain genes some people are allergic to.
GM products have already come into our lives but most people even know nothing about it. At least we have to be clear about what we are eating. The China Consumers Association is calling for labeling (标注) on GM foods so that consumers will know before they buy them.
1.From the passage we can infer that _____.
A. Frankenstein foods can make people clever
B.B.GM foods are very popular in Europe
C. many Europeans reject GM foods
D. Frankenstein was a scientist creating GM foods
2.The underlined phrase “trace them” in Paragraph 4 probably means“ ”.
A. find their market B. raise their quality
C .find their origins D. enjoy their taste
3.Which of the following is TRUE about GM foods?
A. The testing shows GM soybean foods are free from poisonous matter.
B. Sometimes consumers can hardly tell GM soybeans from natural ones.
C.GM foods prove to be safe to humans after some testing on animals.
D.GM foods problems have been known after testing on animals.
4.What can we learn from the passage?
A.GM foods make antibiotics fail to function properly.
B. People eating GM foods will suffer from food allergies.
C.People should be informed of which foods are GM foods.
D.As GM foods are safe at present, they’re certainly safe later on.
A bargain is something offered at a low and advantageous price. A more recent definition（定义）is: a bargain is a dirty trick to force money out of the pockets of silly and innocent（涉世不深的）people.
The cost of producing a new - for example - toothpaste would make 80p the proper price for it, so we will market it at £1.20. It is not a bad toothpaste, and as people like to try new things it will sell well to start with; but the attraction of novelty soon fades, so sales will fall. When that happens we will reduce the price to £1.15. And we will turn it into a bargain by printing 5p OFF all over it.
Sometimes it is not 5p OFF but 1p OFF. What breathtaking rudeness to advertise 1p OFF your soap or washing powder or whatever! Even the poorest old-age pensioner ought to regard this as an insult (侮辱), but he doesn’t. A bargain must not be missed. People say one has to have washing powder (or whatever) and one might as well buy it a penny cheaper.
The real danger starts when unnecessary things become ‘bargains’. Many people just cannot resist bargains. Provided they think they are getting a bargain they will buy clothes they will never wear or furniture they have no space for. Once I heard of a man who bought an electric saw as a bargain and cut off two of his fingers the next day. But he had no regrets: the saw had been truly cheap.
Quite a few people actually believe that they make money on such bargains. A lady once told me: “ I’ve had a lucky day today. I bought a dress for £120, reduced from £400; and I bought a beautiful Persian carpet for £600, reduced from £900.” It will never occur to her that she has actually wasted £720. She feels as though she had made £580. She also feels, I am sure, that if she had more time for shopping, she could make a living out of it.
Some people buy in large quantities because it is cheaper. Once a couple bought enough sugar for their lifetime and the lifetime of their children and grandchildren. They thought it a bargain not to be missed. When the sugar arrived they didn’t know where to store it – until they realized that their toilet was a very spacious one. So that was where they piled up their sugar. Not only did their guests feel rather strange whenever they were offered sugar to put into their coffee, but the toilet became extremely sticky.
To offer bargains is a commercial（商业的）trick to make the poor poorer. When greedy（贪婪的）fools fall for this trick, it serves them right.
1.Which word best describes the language style of the passage?
A. Polite. B. Foolish. C. Humorous. D. Serious.
2.What does the underlined word “novelty” in Paragraph 2 probably mean?
A. Good quality. B. Low price.
C. Curiosity. D. Newness
3. How does the author feel about 1p OFF a product?
A. It’s a gift for poor people.
B. It’s an offense to shoppers.
C. It’s a bargain worth trying.
D. It’s a real reduction in price.
4.What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Why do we bargain?
B. Be careful when bargaining.
C. Bargains help people make a living.
D. Bargains play tricks on people.
In 1992, when Xi Jinping worked in Fuzhou, he came across a newspaper report about “My Guling,” written by a Chinese student studying in the United States.
The report described an American couple who tried in vain to revisit a southern Chinese town called Guling, where the husband, Milton Gardner, had spent 10 years of his childhood before moving back to the united States in 1911.
Gardner, who later became a professor of physics at the University of California, had been longing to revisit Guling since 1979 when the diplomatic ties between China and the US were set up. But he had never made the trip due to his failing health.
According to the newspaper, Gardner kept uttering（叨念） “Kuling, Kuling” in the final hours of his life.
After he passed away, his wife Elizabeth Gardner decided to carry out the dying wish of her husband and since then made several trips to China in an attempt to find the small town that her husband had so much affection about. Her efforts ended in vain as she had few clues（线索）about the exact spot of the town. But a Chinese student lodging（寄宿）at the Gardners’ recognized the small town as Guling near Fuzhou City from postmarks on some old mails of late Mr. Gardner. The student wrote an article about Gardners’ story and sent it to the People’s Daily, one of the major newspapers in China.
“After I read the story, I immediately contacted Mrs. Gardner through the departments concerned and invited her to visit Guling,” Xi told the media. Thanks to Xi’s arrangement, Mrs. Gardner finally arrived at Guling in August 1992. She met there with nine childhood friends of her husband, all of whom were over 90 years old at that time.
It was a happy occasion for Mrs. Gardner, who was later awarded the honorary citizenship of Fuzhou City, Xi recalled.
“She said that she would value this bond（纽带）of friendship between her husband and the people of China, because after seeing for herself the beautiful Guling and the warmth and goodwill of the Chinese people, she now understood why her husband had been so deeply attached to China.”
“I believe there are many such touching stories between our two peoples,” said Xi.
1. What can we infer from the passage?
A. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were brought up in a southern Chinese town.
B. The name of the town changed shortly after Milton Gardner left.
C. Guling might have originally been pronounced as Kuling in English.
D. Mrs. Gardner knew exactly where the small town lay in south China.
2.According to the passage, Mr. Gardner_________.
A. lived and worked in Guling for ten years
B. had few memories about the small Chinese town
C. kept in touch with his childhood playmates until he passed away
D. was deeply impressed by Guling’s people and environment
3.What played the most important part in making Milton Gardner’s wish come true?
A. The help from newspapers.
B. Mrs. Gardner’s hard efforts.
C. Mr. Xi’s concern and arrangement.
D. The Chinese student’s letter to Mr. Xi.
4.From the passage we can learn that_____.
A. the Gardners’ story is a moving one with a happy ending
B. the Chinese student studying in the US must be from Fuzhou
C. the mails which became clues of Guling were sent by Gardner
D. the American couple revisited China trying to find Guling but in vain
Food festivals around the world
Stilton Cheese Rolling
May Day is a traditional day for celebrations, but the 2,000 English villagers of Stilton must be the only people in the world who include checsc rolling in their annual plans. Teams of four,dressed in a variety of strange and funny clothes , roll a complete cheese along a 50-metre course. On the way, they must not kick or throw their cheese, or go into their competitors' lane. Competition is fierce and the chief prize is a complete Stilton cheese weighing about four kilos (disappointingly, but understandably the cheeses used in the race are wooden ones). All the competitors arc served with beer or port wine, the traditional accompaniment for Stilton cheese.
Fiery Foods Festival—The Hottest Festival on Earth
Every year more than 10,000 people head for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They come from as far away as Australia, the Caribbean and China, but they all share a common addiction—food that is not just spicy ,but hot enough to make your mouth burn, your head spin and your eyes water. Their destination is the Fiery Food and BBQ Festival which is held over a period of three days every March. You might like to try a chocolate-covered habanero pepper—officially the hottest pepper in the world—or any one of the thousands of products that are on show. But one thing's for sure—if you don't like the feeling of a burning tongue, this festival isn't for you!
La Tomatina—The World's Biggest Food Fight
On the last Wednesday of every August, the Spanish town of Bunol hosts Ea Tomatina—the world's largest food fight. A week-long celebration leads up to an exciting tomato battle as the highlight of the week's events. The early morning sees the arrival of large trucks with tomatoes—official fight-starters get things going by casting tomatoes at the crowd.
The battle lasts little more than half an hour, in which time around 50,000 kilograms of tomatoes have been thrown at anyone or anything that moves, runs, or fights back. Then everyone heads down to the river to make friends again—and for a much-needed wash!
1.In the Stilton cheese rolling competition, competitors on each team must _________.
A. wear various formal clothes
B. kick or throw their cheese
C. roll a wooden cheese in their own lane
D. use a real cheese weighing about four kilos
2. The celebration of La Tomatina lasts __________.
A. three days B. seven days
C. more than half an hour D. more than seven days
3. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The chief prize for the Stilton cheese rolling competition is beer or port wine.
B. More than 10,000 Chinese take pail in the Fiery Food and BBQ Festival.
C. Thousands of spicy foods are on show in the Fiery Food and BBQ Festival.
D. An exciting tomato battle takes place at the beginning of La Tomatina.
注意: 1 词数100左右； 2 可以适当增加细节，使行文连贯；
Dear Xiao Dong,
I hope you will find these ideas useful.
My father go fishing alone every Sunday. This morning when we were got up, it was fine. Father decided to go fishing, so mother stopped him, said that it was going to rain according to the weather forecast. She asked him to put off his raincoat, but he did not take her advices. When he got to the river, it was cloud. Soon the rain began to fall heavily and he was caught in it. After she got home, he was wet through. “Did you catch some fish?” asked my mother. “No, but I caught bad cold,” he answered.
Robert is fourteen 1. (year) old and in the ninth grade at a middle school near his home. Life is hard for his family. His father, 2. was once a doctor, is now ill in bed. Every morning, after finishing delivering (递送) the newspapers, he 3. (hurry) to school. The school begins 4. 8 o’clock every morning. He 5. (usual) earns about 80 dollars a month and 6. (much) during his holidays. He wants to buy a new bike, but he has to spend some of the money 7. ( buy) books and clothes for himself, and he has to spend some of his money on food for his family. He saves the rest 8.__ (pay) for his college fees. He 9. (do) hope to go to college after he graduates from middle school and find a good job 10. he graduates from college. He hopes to earn much more money to support his poor family in the future.
When Pat Jones finished college, she decided to travel around the world and see as many foreign places as she could _________ she was young. Pat wanted to visit Latin America _________ , so she got a job __________ an English teacher in a school in Bolivia. Pat spoke a little Spanish, _________ she was able to communicate with her students even when they didn’t _________ much English.
A sentence she had read somewhere stuck in her mind: if you dream _________ a foreign language, you have really mastered (掌握) it. Pat repeated this sentence to her students and _________ that some day she would dream in Spanish and they would dream in _________ .
One day, one of her _________ students came up and explained in Spanish that he had not done his homework. He had _________ early and had slept _________ .
“What does this have to do with your _________ ?”Pat asked.
“I dreamed all night, Miss Jones. And my dream was in English.”
“In English?” Pat was very _________ , since he was such a bad student. She was _________ secretly jealous (嫉妒的). Her _________ was still not in Spanish. But she encouraged (鼓励) her young student. “Well, _________ me about your dream.”
“All the people in the dream _________ English.” the student said. “And all the signs were in English. All the newspapers and magazines and all the TV programs were in English.”
“But that’s _________ ,” said Pat. “What did all the people say to you?”
“I’m sorry, Miss Jones. That’s _________ I slept so badly. I didn’t _________ a word they said. It was a nightmare (噩梦)!”
1.A. because B. while C. if D. since
2.A. first B. at first C. last D. at last
3.A. for B. of C. as D. like
4.A. and B. but C. so D. yet
5.A. say B. know C. read D. write
6.A. in B. about C. of D. for
7.A. thought B. realized C. hoped D. wanted
8.A. English B. Spanish C. Russian D. German
9.A. bright B. excellent C. best D. worst
10.A. got up B. gone to bed C. fallen asleep D. woken up
11.A. well B. soundly C. badly D. heavily
12.A. English B. language C. dream D. homework
13.A. surprised B. worried C. pleased D. excited
14.A. yet B. seldom C. also D. still
15.A. study B. class C. word D. dream
16.A. answer B. write C. tell D. ask
17.A. read B. liked C. spoke D. learned
18.A. wonderful B. terrible C. funny D. strange
19.A. how B. why C. when D. because
20.A. hear B. understand C. know D. remember
It is said that there are about 40,000 different kinds of jobs in the world. 1.
“Finding a job” is not the same as “choosing a job”. Many young people end up in a job which they are not suitable for. 2. Here are a few steps to help you think about jobs which you might enjoy doing after school or university.
First, it is important to realize what kind of person you are, which special qualities make you different from everyone else and what you are interested in. 3. If you like art and enjoy looking at pictures, that is an interest. But if you can draw a horse that looks like a horse instead of a big dog, that is a skill.
Then ask yourself this question: in the following three areas ― skills with people, skills with information and skills with things ― which are your best skills?
After examining your skills, the next step is research. To find out as many different kinds of jobs as possible, go to the library and read books, magazines and newspapers. 4.
Finally, trust your own ideas and your own thinking! 5.
A. It is your own life, so find something that you enjoy doing.
B. Choosing the right one itself is a difficult job.
C. We must know what our ideal jobs are.
D. There is a difference between an interest and a skill.
E. Ask your friends about the work they do.
F. “Chance” may play a more important part than “decision”.
G. Your parents may also give you some useful advice.
Today just as technology changed the face of industry, farms have experienced an “agricultural revolution”. On the farm of today, machines provide almost all the power.
One of the most important benefits will be the farm computer. A few forward-looking farmers are already using computers to help them run their farms more efficiently. The computers help them keep more accurate(精确的) records so they can make better decisions on what crops to plant, how much livestock (家畜) to buy, when to sell their products, and how much profit they can expect. Many computer companies have been developing special computer programs just for farmers. Programs are being written for pig producers, grain farmers, potato farmers, and dairy farmers. In the future, farmers will be able to purchase computer programs made to their needs. Because of the growing importance of computers on the farm, students at agricultural colleges are required to take computer classes in addition to their normal agricultural courses. There can be no doubt that farmers will rely on computers even more in the future. While the old-time farm depended on horse power, and modern farms depend on machine power, farms of the future will depend on computer power.
Another technological advance which is still in the experimental stage is the robot, a real “mechanized hired hand” that will be able to move and, in some ways, think like a human being. Agricultural engineers believe that computer-aided robots will make shocking changes in farming before the end of the century. Unlike farmers of the present, farmers of the future will find that many day-to-day tasks will be done for them. Scientists are now developing robots that will be able to shear (修剪) sheep, drive tractors, and harvest fruit. Even complex jobs will be done by robots. For example, in order to milk their cows, farmers must first drive them into the barn, then connect them to the milking machines, watch the machines, and disconnect them when they are finished. In the future, this will all be done by robots. In addition, when the milking is completed, the robots will automatically check to make sure that the milk is pure. The complete change of the farm is far in the future, but engineers expect that some robots will be used before long.
1.According to the passage, computers can not help farmers decide _______.
A. how much money they can earn from their products
B. whether to plant a certain kind of crop
C. what livestock to raise
D. when to sell their products
2.Which of the following statements is true?
A. Farmers in the future will depend totally on computers.
B. Farmers mainly use machines on their farms at present.
C. Both computers and robots have been in use on today’s farms.
D. Students at agricultural colleges needn’t take their normal agricultural courses.
3.What is the best title for the whole passage?
A. Computer, Farmers’ Best Friend
B. Farmers in The Future
C. The Agricultural Revolution
D. Computers and Robots
I have to travel every day from Souk Road to the airport. Two buses travel along their route: the number 49 and number 16. But by the time the number 16 bus reaches Souk Road it is always full, so I can’t get on it. I have to wait for the number 49, because sometimes there are empty seats on it.
The timetable says that there are buses from Souk Road to the airport every ten minutes. If this is so, why do I have to wait half an hour for a bus nearly every day?
The regulations (规章) say that if there are empty seats on a bus, the bus must stop at every stop where people are waiting. Why do the half-empty buses go straight past me when I am standing at the bus stop?
The regulations say that no bus may carry more than 40 seated passengers and 20 standing passengers. Yesterday I was the first to get off the bus when it reached the airport. I counted the other passengers as they got off. There were 129 of them.
It is clear that our bus companies break the regulations and think little of their passengers. Can nothing be done to make your service better?
1.The writer has to take Bus No. 49 because______.
A. it arrives on time
B. it travels faster
C. it is not always full
D. it has fewer seats on it
2.The regulations say that each bus may carry ______ passengers at most.
A. 20 B. 40 C. 60 D. 129
3. From the passage we can infer that the writer of the letter is probably ______.
A. a bus driver
B. an airport worker
C. a very tired traveler
D. an English teacher
4.What kind of letter is this passage?
A. It’s a letter of thanks
B. It’s a letter of complaint (投诉)
C. It’s a letter of introduction
D. It’s a letter of apology
Life in 2060
Let us suppose it is now about A.D. 2060. Let’s make believe (假装；虚构) it is about sixty years from now. Of course, things have changed and life is very different.
Voyages to the moon are being made every day. It is as easy to take a holiday on the moon today as it was for the people in 1960 to take a holiday in Europe. At a number of scenic spots on the moon, many hotels have been built. The hotels are air-conditioned, naturally. In order that everyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the moon, every room has at least one picture window. Everything imaginable is provided for entertainment (娱乐) of young and old.
What are people eating now? People are still eating food. They haven’t yet started to take on heir (继承) supply of energy directly as electrical current or as nuclear power. They may some day. But many foods now come in pill form, and the food that goes into the pill continues to come mainly from green plants.
Since there are several times as many people in the world today as there were a hundred years ago, most of our planet’s surface has to be filled. The deserts are irrigated with water and crops are no longer destroyed by pests. The harvest is always good.
Farming, of course, is very highly developed. Very few people have to work on the farm. It is possible to run the farm by just pushing a few buttons now and then.
People are now largely vegetarians (素食者). You see, as the number of people increases, the number of animal decreases. Therefore, the people have to be vegetarians and we are healthier both in our bodies and in our minds, and we know the causes and cure of disease and pain, and it is possible to get rid of diseases. No one has to be ill any more.
Such would be our life in 2060.
1.When was the passage written?
A. In about A.D. 2060. B. In about 1960.
C. In about 2000. D. In about 2004.
2.According to the passage, what will be on the moon in about A.D. 2060?
A. Many tourists. B. Many other animals.
C. Many plants. D. A sea.
3.What will people eat then according to the passage?
A. Biscuits in pill form.
B. Foods in pill form.
C. Foods in water form.
D. Foods in gas form.
4.The passage tells us that in 2060, ____ on the earth than now.
A. there are fewer population
B. there are more pests
C. there is less water
D. the crops are getting better
Mr. Baker lived in an old and low house. His wife was blind in both eyes and the two children were very young. All his family often went hungry(挨饿). He had nothing but a small piece of field. One autumn he grew some wheat in his field. He hoped it would do well because all family would depend on it. The whole winter it often snowed. And the next spring the wheat was doing well. Mr. Baker was happy. One day Mr. Baker went to watch his wheat. To his surprise, a lot of crops were eaten up by a horse. He became angry but could not find out whose horse had eaten them. He thought the horse would go there again. So he decided to stay in his field and tried to catch the horse.
A few days later a yellow horse came in his field again and began to eat the wheat. Mr. Baker ran after it quickly, with a stick in his hand. But the beast ran much faster than he. He tried his best, but could not catch up with it. The next morning, when Mr. Baker was working in his field, he saw the yellow horse pulling carriage on the road. He picked up a stick at once, ran closer to the horse and began to beat it up.
The driver was surprised and stopped him. He asked, “Why are you beating my horse?”
“It has nothing to do with you,” Mr. Baker said angrily. “The beast knows why I’m beating him!”
1.What was Mr. Baker?
A. A farmer B. A doctor
C. A keeper D. A driver
2.Why was Mr. Baker happy at first?
A. Because he found out the beast that ate up his wheat.
B. Because he would soon get a good harvest.
C. Because wheat was doing well.
D. Because his family would not grow any more wheat.
3.Mr. Baker tried his best to catch the horse to ____________.
A. sell it for some money
B. find out the owner of the horse
C. make it work for him
D. beat it up (痛打)
4.Which of the following is true？
A. The horse knew that it had done wrong.
B. The horse had nothing to do with the driver.
C. The horse knew whose wheat it had eaten up.
D. The horse belonged to the driver.
提示词汇：文化交流活动：Cultural Exchange activity
I’ve been back home safely from England.
In your last letter, you told me something about your sister’s surfing on the Internet. I’m familiar to your situation. As computers become more and more popular, some students cannot help play online games and chatting. It is not only a problem of wasting time, and a serious problem for their future! What you should do at first is to find out what make her addicted to computer games. Lack of love from parent? Poor scores? Then having a heart-to-heart talk with her. Secondly, you should help herself with her study to build up her confidence and make her interesting in it. Thirdly, find something else for her to do instead computer games. Your efforts will surely help change her life.
Tom is a boy with physical 1. (disable) and he can’t walk as 2. normal boy. In order to offer him more convenience, his mother bought him a robot 3. name is Jimmy . Jimmy accompanies Tom every day after his parents leave for work, 4. (take) care of him.
Tom suffers5. a rare disease. He can’t stand up. Instead, he has to sit on an armchair all the day. Jimmy shows sympathy to Tom and tries his best to make him happy. Some days ago, he took Tom to the park. He 6. (try) to protect him from being harmed. He gave Tom encouragement to have a try to walk. So Tom did. But to Jimmy’s disappointment, Tom fell on the ground, causing some other boys nearby to make fun 7. him. “Don’t laugh at the disabled!” Jimmy turned around, warning those boys.
They felt sorry and ran away8. (quick). The next day, Jimmy took Tom to the park once again. This time, Tom was adaptable to the circumstance and didn’t feel clumsy(笨拙的) any 9. (long). He gets back his own confidence 10. he is still a disabled boy.
Having been out of work for two years because of poor health，I decided to look for a part time job. I _________ and interviewed again and again with no progress．I was getting pretty _________ .
It was freezing cold last Tuesday evening．I was waiting at a(n) _________ when I saw a young woman wearing just a T-shirt and no_________ . I asked if she needed any _________ ．She told me she had lost everything in a big fire and had been _________ for two days.
I dug in my _________ and took out $5.00 so she could get something to eat．I then took off my _________ and shoes and gave them to her. She looked at me and said, “Aren’t you，going to be cold?” I told her，it would be worth it if they could keep her a little bit _________ . She was moved to tears and thanked me with a _________ .
Then as I got on the bus the miracle(奇迹)of _________ kindness happened．When I was to _________ the fare, the bus driver said with a smile, “Madam, I saw what you just did and your _________ is on me．”
I _________ my thanks and was about to sit down when a lady dressed in a business suit said to me，“You just did the most 55 thing I have ever seen．What can I do for you?”I jokingly said a _________ job would be nice．She asked for my name and said she might be able to _________ something out．
The next day she _________ me，saying she had a part-time position _________ in her company and wanted me to come in and meet with the manager that day．I had started my act of kindness just to make myself feel good，but I never expected to get so much _________ !
1.A．dressed B．begged C．applied D．explained
2.A．surprised B．discouraged C．refreshed D．frightened
3.A．bus stop B．subway station C．local park D．office building
4.A．socks B．shoes C．gloves D．glasses
5.A．advice B．work C．information D．help
6.A．walking B．moving C．surviving D．starving
7.A．purse B．room C．book D．hand
8.A．glasses B．coat C．watch D．hat
9.A．happier B．smarter C．warmer D．healthier
10.A．scream B．hug C．jump D．gift
11.A．spreading B．praising C．enjoying D．accepting
12.A．change B．check C．borrow D．pay
13.A．bill B．debt C．rent D．fare
14.A．sent B．accepted C．felt D．expressed
15.A．unbelievable B．ordinary C．inspiring D．reasonable
16.A．paying B．comfortable C．tough D．challenging
17.A．work B．pick C．set D．keep
18.A．visited B．met C．heard D．called
19.A．empty B．open C．absent D．free
20.A．after all B．for nothing C．in return D．above all
Amazing Activities for a Mental Health Day
Mental health is an important part of your life. It makes you able to function during everyday life and helps you feel confident to rise to a new challenge. There are many ways to improve your mental health.
Pay a visit to your friends. 1. It is a good idea to visit your best friend and spend your mental health day together. You will have an opportunity to laugh, relax and reflect together on some interesting topics.
Go for a walk. Walking is one of the best ways to increase both mental and physical health. If you make long walking a regular habit, you will always feel peaceful and calm. 2. Moreover, it can help you erase a bad day, as you start concentrating on the surrounding environment.
3. Go to a park in your neighborhood or take a short trip to more rural areas, because nature is a perfect medicine when you are suffering from stress. Just looking at greenery can ease your mind. It seems to be the healing for tired minds and for overburdened spirits.
Read. If you prefer a passive way of spending time, you can spend your mental health day reading, a good book. 4. When you read, you can escape from reality, fears and obsessive thoughts. Reading is a good de-stressing activity that takes your mind off everyday life.
Go shopping. Shopping sprees can offer wonderful health benefits linked to great mental health. 5. It surely rids yourself of stress. The heightened emotions of happiness release endorphins in your brain, which help you refocus your mind on your body movements, improving your mood.
A. Nature heals.
B. Human interaction seems to keep our minds refreshed.
C. Go out for a picnic.
D. Shopping with your friends provides a bonding experience.
E. Getting lost in a wonderful book will help you refresh your mind.
F. Use your mental health day to make up for sleep and have a good rest.
G. A long walk is a perfect time to clear your mind and focus on yourself.
A couple had a son eleven years after they married. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eye. When the boy was around four years old, one day the father was very tired after work so he asked his wife to pick up their son. The mother, who was very busy in the kitchen, totally forgot about it.
Later the boy lost his way on the street. When the son was found missing, the mother hurried to look for him, but she didn’t find him. The mother felt very sad and didn’t know how to face her husband.
When the father went to the police station after hearing that the son was missing, he looked at his wife and said just four words. What do you think the four words were? The husband just said "I love you, darling."
The son was missing. If he had picked him up earlier, this would not have happened. There is no point in blaming (责备) anyone. His wife had also lost her only child. What his wife needed at that moment was comfort and understanding from her husband. That is what the husband gave his wife. Several weeks later, with the help of the police, the couple finally found their lost son. The family’s relationship became stronger over that time.
Sometimes we spend lots of time asking who is to blame. We miss many chances to give each other support and let each other feel the warmth of human relationships. Get rid of all your unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find the world is much more wonderful.
1.What is the meaning of the underlined phrase "the apple of their eye"?
A. A person who always has a sweet smile.
B. A person who is as pretty as an apple.
C. A person who is loved more than anyone else.
D. A person who looks like an apple.
2.Why didn’t the father pick the boy up himself?
A. He was very lazy.
B. He thought the mother had picked him up.
C. He forgot to pick him up.
D. He was too tired to do it.
3.What do you think of the husband?
A. Friendly. B. Careful.
C. Hard-working. D. Broad-minded.
4.What’s the difference of the family’s relationship after this matter?
A. The family’s relationship became stronger over that time.
B. The family’s relationship became worse over that time
C. The family’s relationship is the same as before.
D. Not mentioned.
As a parent you might never guess all the ways a good imagination benefits your child. It helps a preschooler(学龄前儿童)：
Develop social skills
As children play pretend, they explore relationships between family members, friends and coworkers and learn more about how people interact. Playing doctor, they imagine how physicians care for their patients. Playing house, they learn more about how parents feel about their children. Imaginative play helps develop empathy(同情) for others. If children can imagine how it feels to be left out of a game or to lose a pet, they are better able to help those in need. They become more willing to play fair, to share, and to cooperate.
Young children have very little control over their lives. Imagining oneself as a builder of skyscrapers(摩天大楼) or a superhero defending the planet is empowering to a child. It helps them develop confidence in their abilities and their potential.
Boost intellectual growth
Using the imagination is the beginning of abstract thought. Children who can see a king's castle in a mound(堆) of sand or a delicious dinner in a mud pie are learning to think symbolically(象征性地). This skill is important in school where a child will have to learn that numerals symbolize groups of objects, letters symbolize sounds, and so on.
Practice language skills
Kids who play pretend with their friends do a lot of talking. This helps boost their vocabulary, improve sentence structure and promote communication skills.
Work out fears
Playing pretend can help children work out their fears and worries. When children roleplay about the big, bad monster under the bed, they gain a sense of control over him and he doesn't seem quite so big or so bad. Imaginative play also helps kids vent(发泄) confusing feelings they might have, such as anger toward a parent or compete with a new sibling(兄弟姐妹)．
Enjoy reading books
To encourage your youngster's imagination, read to him every day. Books offer children the opportunity to visit other worlds and create new ones of their own.
For generations children have enjoyed reading the story of Peter Pan because Peter takes them on fascinating adventures. Reader's Digest Young Families offers a beautiful typical Disney edition of Peter Pan, which is an iParenting Media Award winner. Click here to find out how you can get this classic story along with 2 free books-Bambi and Pinocchio.
1.What's NOT the advantage of children having a good imagination?
A．Helping them form a good habit of reading stories.
B．Expressing their feelings like anger.
C．Having a strong faith in their own abilities and potential.
D．Understanding the other people's feelings and problems.
2.What does the underlined word “Boost” mean?
A．Push. B．Limit. C．Improve. D．Praise.
3. From the last paragraph we can learn that ________．
A．the story of Peter Pan has been popular with kids
B．Disney edition of Peter Pan can be got online for free
C．Reader's Digest Young Families wins an iParenting Media Award
D．Bambi and Pinocchio are offered for free because of bad sales
4.What's the purpose of writing the article?
A．To persuade parents to buy the Disney edition of Peter Pan
B．To introduce some wonderful Disney stories to readers.
C．To provide ways of helping make kids more imaginative.
D．To tell readers the benefits of encouraging children's imagination.
Everyone knows how the story of Cinderella does everything from sweeping the floor to cooking the meals before she meets the prince. If someone asked Cinderella, “Are there any kinds of household work that you particularly hate?” She probably would answer , “Why , none , of course. Housework is my duty!” In the real world, however, most people have certain dislikes for some kinds of household work. Two of these tasks are ironing（熨）clothes and washing dishes.
Ironing clothes is most hated because it is not a task that can be completed quickly or thoughtlessly. Each piece of clothing must be handled（处理）separately, so ironing a basket of them can take hours! If you do not follow directions carefully, it might become wrinkled and you have to start over. Perhaps that is why ironing is not a favorite thing to do. It calls for extreme attention to detail from beginning to end.
Another household job that many people dislike is washing dishes. Of course, some people claim that this work is no longer a problem because , we have dishwashers now! However, no one would argue that dishes, silverware, and especially pots and pans washed in a dishwasher don’t come out as clean as they do when washed by hand. For this reason, many of us continue to wash our dishes. And it is a job that not only takes a lot of energy but also requires the patience to wash and dry them. In addition, unlike ironing clothes, washing dishes is a thing that usually must be done every day. I don’t know how Cinderella felt about this particular task, but I believe that most people hate it as much as I do.
1.For Cinderella, doing household work is __________.
A. what she hates to do
B. what she is responsible for
C. what she loves to do
D. what she is content with
2. Most people hate to do clothes-ironing because _________.
A. it takes a lot of time
B. it has to be done by one person
C. it must be handled skillfully
D. it needs careful planning
3. Many people still prefer washing dishes by hand to machine washing because _________.
A. hand washed dishes are cleaner
B. dishwashers are not so easily handled
C. some dishes cannot be washed by machine
D. washing dishes by hand is cheaper
4.Ironing is different from washing dishes in that _________.
A. it requires patience
B. it is not a daily housework
C. it is not tiring
D. it needs less care
After a busy day of work and play, the body needs to rest. Sleep is necessary for good health. During this time, the body recovers from the activities of the previous day. The rest that you get while sleeping makes it possible for your body to prepare itself for the next day.
There are four levels of sleep, each being a little deeper than the one before. As you sleep, your body relaxes little by little. Your heart beats more slowly, and your brain slows down. After you reach the fourth level, your body shifts back and forth from one level of sleep to the other.
Although your mind slows down, you will dream from time to time. Scientists who study sleep point out that when you are dreaming, your eyeballs begin to move more quickly (although your eyelids are closed). This stage of sleep is called REM, which stands for rapid eye movement.
If you have trouble falling asleep, some people suggest breathing very slowly and very deeply. Other people believe that drinking warm milk will make you drowsy. There is also an old suggestion that counting sheep will put you to sleep.
1.The text makes us know that not getting enough sleep might make you _________.
A. suffer form poor health B. enjoy more
C. dream more often D. breathe quickly
2. During REM, _______.
A. you move restlessly
B. you start dreaming
C. your mind stops working
D. your eyeballs move quickly
3.The underlined word “drowsy” in the last paragraph probably means______.
A. lazy B. sleepy C. relaxed D. pleased
要点：1. 校园生活多彩；2. 课外活动丰富；3. 同学和睦相处；4. 老师关心爱护； 5. 学习进展顺利；6. 厌倦学校饭菜；7. 有时出外用餐；8. 父母不必挂念。
3 . 结构完整，层次分明，意思表达连贯正确，语言流畅。
Dear Dad and Mom,
How are you? I hope you are all well. It has been three weeks since I left home. Now I’m writing to tell you something about our school life.
Wish you all the best.