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1. ignore vt. ________ n. 2. German adj. __________n.
3. power n. _________ adj. 4. dusty adj. __________ n.
5. recover v. __________n. 6. exactly adv. ___________adj.
7. dislike n.&vt. _________(反义词);unlike _________; likely ___________.
8. disagree vi. ____________ n . ___________(反义词);
9. entire adj. ___________ adv. 10. settle v. __________n. ___________n.
1. The business is owned by two _________(合伙人)
2. Before the __________(幕布) went up, the dancers took their places on stage.
3. When his wife died, he was very ____________(孤单)
4.He had broad shoulders and____________(强有力的)arms.
5.He used to smoke a _________(小包) of cigarettes a day.
6. He wants a job that will let him work o_________.
7. The restaurant has a long menu of about 50 i___________.
8. The phone rang, but she i______________ it.
9. It took a long time for him to r____________ from a bad cold.
10. It was e____________ my own fault.
11. The boy's poor health c_____________ his parents.
12. She helped the child l__________ the laces of his shoes(鞋带).
13.That's e______________ what I expected.
14. Put on your o________. It is quite cold outside.
15. I am g___________ to have you help me repair the house.
in order to on longer/not…any longer suffer from on purpose be concerned about
go through set down get/be tired of get along with join in calm down add up
1. I__________________watching television; let's go for a walk.
2. We started early ______________ arrive before dark.
3. The country has _______________ too many wars.
4. They are going to ____________ the singing.
5. She _______________ your safety, you should come back earlier next time.
6. She often ______________ headaches.
7. Although I am a new comer, I __________________my classmates very well.
8. I didn't do it ________________. It was an accident.
9. ___________3, 4 and 5 and you'll get 12.
10. I have ________________everything that the teacher said.
1.I have to __________all the books before the exams.
A. go through B. go over C. go up D. go out
2. His illness _________ the family’s trouble.
A. add up B. add up to C. add to D. are added to
3. As far as I am_________, I agree with what you said.
A. concerning B. concerned C. faced D. known
4. catch the first bus, he got up very early this morning.
A. In order to B. In order that C. So as to D. So that
5. We have been getting _______ our students since we came to this school.
A. along well B. along well with C. well along with D. well with
6. Don’t ______in the exam.
A. calm B. cheat C. list D. ignore
7. _________ people’s discussion and you will know a lot.
A. Join B. Join in C. Take part D. Add up
8. Holiday is coming. Students are busy _______ their things in the suitcase.
A. pack up B. packing up C. packing off D. pack into
9. ________ down what the expert will say at the meeting, will you? Which of the following is not right?
A. Put B. Set C. Write D. Take
10. I t is not a serious illness. I guess she will ______ soon.
A. remove B. recover C. replace D. reduce
1. 请冷静，他不是故意这样做的。(calm down; on purpose)
2. 有些人认为上大学是没有意义的。(There is no point (in) doing sth. )
5. 为了不迟到，他起床很早。(in order to)
6. 父母非常关心我们的健康。(be concerned about)
一。 1、 ignorance 2、Germany 3、powerful 4、dust 5.、recovery 6、exact
7、like、不像、可能的 8、disagreement 、agree 9、entirely 10、settlement、settler
二、 1。partners 2、curtain 3、lonely 4、powerful 5、pack 6、outdoors 7、items 8、ignored
9、recover 10、entirely 11、concerns 12、loose 13、exactly 14、overcoat 15、grateful
三、1、 am/get tired of 2、 in order to 3、 gone through 4、join in 5、is concerned about
6、 suffers from 7、get along with 8、 on purpose 9、Add up 10、 set down
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五 1 . Pleas calm down. He didn’t do it on purpose.
2. It is believed that there is no point in attending college.
3. He felt upset because of losing the money.
4. Although he dislikes learning English, he joined the English Club.
5. In order not to be late, he got up early.
6. Our parents are concerned about out health.
Unit2 English around the world
1 Mr. Huang will ________ in the movement.
A. play a leading part B. take parts C. play leading part D. take a part
2. We discussed where to go for a whole morning, but we decided to stay at home_____.
A. at the end B. by the end C. in the end D. on end
3. _____ of the students who took part in the military training is 450.
A. A number B. A lot C. Lots D. The number
4. Sometimes ________ English is quite different from _______ English in many ways.
A. speaking, writing B. spoken, written C. speaking, written D. spoken, writing
5. Can you tell me if you have found the key ________ your car.
A. for B. to C. about D. by
6. When we visited Zhou Zhuang again ten years later, we found it changed so much that we could hardly ________ it.
A. remember B. think about C. believe D. recognize
7. It is so nice to hear from her, _______, we last met more than 30 years ago.
A. what’s more B. that’s to say C. in other words D. believe it or not
8. Please tell me the way you thought of _______ the garden.
A. take care of B. to take care of C. taking care of D. to take care
9. China Daily is ____ a newspaper, for it can also serve as a useful textbook for English study.
A. more than B. more or less C. less than D. more and more
10. The leader of the factory told us that very little ___was made of the waste material in the past.
A. cost B. value C. use D. matter
11. I missed the train ___________ I got up late.
A. because B. because of C. as D. since
12. He knows several languages,___________, he knows English and Japanese.
A. such as B. for example C. that is D. for an example
13. His wife told him __________ put it on her hand.
A. don’t B. not to C. didn’t D. to not
14. We won’t give up _________ we should fail 10 times.
A. even if B. since C. whether D. until
15. Time will ___________ whether I made the choice or not.
A. see B. say C. know D. tell
A year ago I paid no attention to English idioms, 1 my teacher said again and again that it was important.
One day, I happened to 2 an Englishman, on the road, and soon we began to 3 . As I was talking about how I was studying English, the foreigner shook his head, saying, “You don’t say! You don’t say!” I was 4 , I thought, perhaps this is not a 5 topic. Well, I’d 6 change the topic. So I said to him, “Well, shall we talk about the Great Wall? 7 the way, have you ever 8 there?”
“Certainly, everyone back home will 9 me if I leave China without seeing 10 . It was great.” I said, “The Great Wall is one of the wonders in the world. It is a place of 11 .” Soon I was interrupted again by his words, “ 12 !” I couldn’t 13 asking, “Why do you ask me not to talk about it?” “Well, I didn’t ask you to do 14 ”, he answered, gently surprised.
I said, “Didn’t you say ‘You don’t say’?”
Hearing this, the Englishman 15 to tears. He began to 16 , “‘You don’t say’ actually means ‘really?’. It is an 17 of surprise. Perhaps you don’t pay attention 18 English idioms.”
Then I knew I had made fool of 19 . Since then I have been more 20 with idioms.
1.A.though B. when C. if D. as
2.A.look B. meet C. pick up D. find out
3.A.walk B. talk C. play D. go
4.A.pleased B. angry C. afraid D. surprised
5.A.proper B. strange C. safe D. polite
6.A.to B. better C. not D. like
7.A.On B. In C. All D. By
8.A.gone B. visited C. seen D. been
9.A.look at B. think of C. send for D. laugh at
10.A.it B. them C. anything D. something
11.A.fun B. interest C. business D .mountain
12.A.Really B. Good C. You don’ t say D. You are right
13.A.be B. help C. think D. do
14.A.this B. so C. anything D. me a favor
15.A.laughed B. cried C. moved D. came
16.A.explain B. shout C. prove D. say
17.A.experience B. expression C. explanation D. example
18.A.for B. to C. at D. in
19.A.me B. myself C. him D. somebody
20.A.helpful B. popular C. careful D. satisfied
Many Chinese students who have learnt English for more than ten years are still unable to speak English very well when they meet a foreigner. They seem to have mastered the basic language structure, but a conversation in English will make them feel uneasy. They are afraid that other people might find out their mistakes.
It’s uncommon that many students who are bad speakers of English can write English perfectly. This proves that they are unable to organize their ideas in English. The center of the problem is that they lack practice and confidence(自信).
Why should you be afraid? Do you fear those foreigners with whom you are speaking? Don’t be shy; they will not laugh at you just for a little mistake you make. The best way to get rid of trouble is to learn to speak by speaking more. I am sure that constant practice will help you succeed.
1. What’s the best topic for the passage?
A. How to speak to foreigners B. How to study English well
C. How to organize the idea in English D. Practise speaking English all the time
2. Many Chinese students can write English very well, but they cannot speak English freely because_______.
A. they seldom meet foreigners B. they seldom practise speaking English
C. they had no chance to speak English
D. they think it’s enough to master the basic language structure
3. So many Chinese students are afraid to speak to foreigners because _________.
A. they are afraid they can’t understand foreigners B. they don’t think their English is poor
C. they worry about making mistakes in their speaking
D. they didn’t like speaking to foreigners
4. According to the passenger, which of the following is NOT true?
A. We can speak English fluently by doing more speaking.
B. If you can write English perfectly, you are able to organize your idea in English.
C. If you can write good English composition, you can speak English very well.
D. Many Chinese students can’t speak English freely because they are afraid of making mistakes.
The Origin of Words
About three hundred words in the English language come from the names of people. Many of these words are technical words. When there is a new invention of discovery, a new word may be coined(杜撰) after the inventor or scientist.
It is interesting to observe how many common words have found their way into the language from the names of people. Lord Sandwich, who lived from 1718-1792,used to sit at the gambling(赌博) table eating bread with meat in between. As the Lord was the only one among his friends who ate bread in that way, his friend began to call the bread “sandwich” for fun.. Later on the word became part of the English language.
The word “boycott” means to refuse to have anything to do with somebody or something. It comes from a man called Captain Boycott. He was a land agent in 1880 and he collected rents and taxes for an English landowner in Ireland. But the Captain was a very harsh(苛刻的) man. He treated his poor tenants (佃户) very badly. His tenants decided not to speak to him at all. Eventually word got back to the landowner and the Captain was removed. The word “boycott” became popular and was used by everyone to mean the kind of treatment that was received by Captain Boycott.
5. A few hundred ___________ come from the names of people.
A. new inventions B. languages C. English words D. new discoveries
6. Lord Sandwich died at the age of ____________.
A.96 B.90 C.92 D.74
7. “Sandwich” is a word coined by ____________.
A. Lord Sandwich B. the friends of Lord Sandwich C. inventors D. scientists
8. The tenants did not like ___________.
A. to collect rents and taxes B. the English landowner C. the harsh land agent D. to speak
Two Short Stories
Thursday, September 20,2001
Editor’s note: Enjoy Yourself English is a programme telling short stories on China National Radio broadcast from 6:50a.m to 7a.m, Monday through Saturday. Here are two selected scripts(选稿) from next week’s programs.
An American visiting Scotland met an old man with a beautiful sheepdog. The American offered US$50 for the dog, but the old man refused. “I couldn’t part with Jock,” he said. Just then, an English man walked up and made the same offer. The old man agreed, pocketed the money and handed over the dog. The American was very angry. “You told me you wouldn’t sell the dog!” he cried. “No, no!” said the old man. “I said I couldn’t part with him. England’s not that far away and Jock will be back in two days. But he couldn’t swim the Atlantic(大西洋).”
Hartley is afraid of thunder so he went to see a famous doctor. “At your age, it’s silly to be afraid of thunder. Thunder is our friend. Just think of it as a drum roll in the symphony(交响乐) of life ,” said the doctor. “How will that cure my fear?” asked Hartley. “If it doesn’t,” answer the doctor, “do as I do. Cover your ears with a sock, get under the bed and sing Mary Had A Little Lamb loudly.”
9. Why didn’t the old man sell the dog to the American?
A. Because he didn’t like the American. B. Because he knew the Englishman.
C. Because the dog couldn’t find the old man again easily
D. Because the dog liked to go with the Englishman.
10. Why did the doctor ask Hartley to sing under the bed loudly?
A. Because it was very quiet under the bed. B. Because Hartley was afraid to go out.
C. Because Hartley didn’t enjoy singing.
D. Because it could train Hartley not to be afraid of the terrible sound.
11. What’s the meaning of the words “drum roll”?
A. Knock something heavily. B. Make terrible sound under the bed.
C. Cannot sing, but want to sing loudly.
D.A long deep sound as if a lot of quick blows of drums.
12. The editor hopes that ___________.
A. you will give Hartley some good advice B. you will enjoy the programme on the radio
C. you like to read the story D. you will buy the storybook quickly
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Unit3 Travel journal
1. The lady insisted that the young man ____ her wallet and that he ____ to the police station at once.
A. had stolen; be sent B. should steal; should be sent
C. had stolen; sent D. had stolen; must be sent
2. —Are you still busy?
—Yes, I ____, and it won’t take long.
A. just finish B. am just finishing
C. have just finished D. was just going to finish
3. The man insisted ____ a taxi for me even though I told him I lived nearby.
A. find B. to find C. to finding D. on finding
4. I don’t imagine that he will come here if it rains, ____?
A. do you B. don’t you C. will he D. won’t he
5. —I’m going to Thailand this summer holiday.
A. Have a nice trip! B. Write to me.
C. Take care! D. When will you go?
6. —What are you going to do this afternoon?
—I am going to the cinema with some friends. The film ____ quite early, so we ____ to the bookstore after that.
A. finished; are going B. finished ; go C. finishes; are going D. finishes; go
7. It is always the husband who ____ first when a quarrel breaks out between the young couple.
A. gives away B. gives out C. gives off D. gives in
8. I am ____ to set out as early as possible since time is limited.
A. decided B. determined C. minded D. suggested
9. Finally they changed ____ and decided to take my advice.
A. mind B. minds C. their mind D. their minds
10. This song sounds familiar ____ me but I am not familiar ____ the singer.
A. with; to B. to; with C. with; with D. to; to
11. —You have not said anything about my new hat, Natash. Do you like it?
—Oh, I ____ something about it. I certainly think it’s pretty on you.
A. was said B. am saying C. am to say D. do say
12. ____ you promise to buy her a gift, you can’t break it in any case.
A. Once B. Until C. For D. That
13. Jumping out of ____ airplane at ten thousand feet is quite ____ exciting experience.
A. /; the B. /; an C. an; an D. the; the
14. —How about going for a walk after supper?
A. No, I’m busy. B. Why do that?
C. Yes, let’s do. D. Good idea.
15. I don’t think Peter is too young to take care of the pet dog ____.
A. properly B. correctly C. exactly D. actively
Some years ago the captain of a ship was very interested 1 medicine.He always 2 medical books to sea and liked to talk about different diseases.One day a lazy sailor on his ship pretended 3 ill.He lay on his bunk (铺位) and groaned (呻吟) as if he 4 very sick.The captain came to see him and was very pleased to have a patient to 5 .He told the man to rest for a few days and 6 the other sailors do his work. Three days later 7 sailor pretended that he had 8 with his chest. 9 the captain looked in his medical books and told the "sick" man 10 .
The other sailors were very 11 because they had 12 work to do.The patients had the best food and laughed at their friends when the captain was not 13 . __14 the mate (大副) decided to punish the sick men and mixed up some soap,soot,glue and other unpleasant things.Then he got 15 from the captain to give his new medicine to the "sick" men.When they tasted the medicine,they really did feel ill.It was 16 horrible that one of the patients jumped out of his bunk,ran up on deck (甲板) and climed the 17 mast (桅杆) on the ship. The captain 18 that the men had tried 19 him.So he made them 20 very hard for the rest of the ship on the sea.
1.A.on B.for C.at D.in
2.A.fetched B.took C.had D.got
3.A.be B.was C.to be D.being
4.A.will be B.were C.is D.should be
5.A.look for B.look in C.look back D.look after
6.A.got B.took C.sent D.made
7.A.other B.the other C.another D.other's
8.A.something wrong B.wrong something C.anything wrong D.wrong anything
9.A.Before long B.Once more C.Suddenly D.Certainly
10.A.to drink some water B.to eat something C.to have a rest D.to do more work
11.A.pleased B.sorry C.angry D.surprised
12.A.more B.much C.lots of D.little
13.A.out B.at home C.present D.appear
14.A.At first B.At the beginning C.At last D.At the end
15.A.agreement B.permission C.permit D.promise
16.A.very B.much C.so D.quite
17.A.highest B.high C.higher D.very high
18.A.heard B.heard of C.realized D.guessed
19.A.cheating B.cheat C.cheated D.to cheat
20.A.worked B.to work C.work D.working
How many men do housework? Recently a European Commission(委员会) tried to find out people's ideas and reactions to the women's movements .As part of their survey, They asked many men and women the question: "Who does the housework?" The men answered very differently from the women!
The housework they asked people about were :preparing meals, washing dishes ,cleaning the house and babysitting. 48% of British husbands said they did the housework;37% of Danish men helped in the house .But only 15% of Italian men said they did the housework; many of them said they never helped at all.
But there was an interesting point of view from the wives. According to British wives, only 38% of their husbands helped in the house. And Italian wives said that their husbands hardly ever helped. The Italian and British men did not tell the truth! The Commission found that Danish men were the most trustful husbands; their answers were the same as their wives' answers.
Do the men you know help in the house? Do you think the survey gives a true picture in your experience?
1.The subject for the survey is ___________.
A. how many boys do the housework B. who does the housework at home
C. how many women do the housework D. who are more diligent,wives or husbands
2.From the passage we can see that __________.
A. there were more husbands who did the housework than wives
B .husbands did half of the housework all the time
C. there were more wives who did the housework than husbands
D. wives did almost all the housework at home
3.More _________ husbands help in the house than __________ husbands.
A .British; Danish B. Italian; Danish C. Danish; British D. Italian ;British
4.The survey shows that __________ husbands were the most honest.
A. Italian B .Danish C .British D. Both A and B
New rules and behavior standards for middle school students came out in March. Middle school is going to use a new way to decide who the top students are. The best students won't only have high marks. They will also be kids who don't dye (color) their hair, smoke or drink. The following are some of the new rules.
Tell the truth. Have you ever copied someone else's work on an exam? Don't do it again! That's not something an honest student should do. If you have played computer games for two hours in your room, don't tell your parents you have done homework.
Do more at school .Good students love animals and care for other people. April is Bird-Loving Month in China. Is your school doing anything to celebrate? You should join! That way, you can learn more about animals and how to protect them. When more people work together, it makes more fun for everyone.
Have you ever quarreled with your teammates when your basketball team lost? Only working together can make your team stronger .Be friendly to the people you are with. Try to think of others not only yourself.
Be open to new ideas .Have you ever thought that people could live on the moon? Maybe you'll discover Earth II someday. Don't look down on new ideas .Everyone's ideas are important. You should welcome them, because new ideas make life better for everyone.
Protect yourself. Has someone ever taken money from one of your classmates? Don't let it happen to you. If you have to go home late, you should let your parents know.
Use the Internet carefully .The Internet can be very useful for your studies. But some things on the Internet aren't for kids, so try to look at Web pages that are good for you. You can use the Web for fun or homework. Can't you find any good Web sites for children? Here are some:
5.The school new rules will help kids by telling them ____________.
A. how they can study well B. what they should do at school
C .what is right and what is wrong D. how they can protect themselves
6.The main idea for the fourth paragraph is about _____________.
A. making the team stronger B. working together with others
C. being a good friend to others D. getting on well with others
7.The passage tells us how to ____________.
A be top students B. do more at school
C. care for others D. use the Internet
Proverbs are quite common in spoken English. We don’t normally put them in a composition or a letter. Sometimes it is helpful if you know what common proverbs mean. Here are a few examples.
1) “Once bitten, twice shy.” If a dog bites me, I shall be twice as careful in future when I see it. This proverb is also used to apply to many things and not only to dogs. If you have been cheated at a shop, you will not go the same shop again.
2) “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” If I am a hunter, trying to catch birds, it is better to catch one than to see two birds in a bush but not able to catch them. Thus this means that what you have already got is better than the chance of being able to get something bigger in future.
3) “Too many cooks spoil the broth (soup)”. When too many people do something, they get in each other’s way and do a bad job.
4) “To pour oil on troubled waters” is to try to calm things down. Oil is lighter than water. If a ship is in trouble at sea, another ship may come to help it. The second ship can send small boats to rescue people. However, it may first pour oil on the sea to make the sea less rough.
5) “Don’t be a dog in a manger( 槽 )”means“ Don’t be selfish.” In a stable ( 马房 ), the manger is the place where the horse’s food is put. Sometimes a dog will sleep in the manger and bark when a horse comes to get its food. The dog does want to eat the lay in the manger but it will not let the horse eat it.
6) “He is sitting on the fence” means that somebody will not say whether he is in favor of a plan or against it. He is sitting on a fence between two opposing sides, perhaps waiting to see which side will win.
7) “He who pays the piper calls the tune.” A piper is a musician. The man who employs or pays a musician can say what tunes the man will play. Thus this means that if a man provides the money for a plan, he can say how it will be carried out.
8) “You can’t get blood out of a stone” means that you cannot get something from a person who has not got any of the things you want. e. g. you cannot get a million dollars from a poor man.
8. Peter has a bicycle which is much too small for him but he does not want to let his younger brother ride on it. His mother is angry and says to him: ______.
A. You can’t get blood out of a stone B. Don’t be a dog in a manger
C. The early bird gets the worm D. To pour oil on troubled waters
9. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had a quarrel. Their friend, Mr. Brown, want to talk to them. When he came back, he told his wife that he had been trying to help the Smiths by ______.
A. pouring oil on troubled waters B. getting blood out of a stone
C. being a dog in a manger D. sitting on the fence
10. Mr. Wang paid for a new school. Some people didn’t like the design of the school but they didn’t argue with Mr. Wang because ______.
A. he was sitting on the fence B. once bitten, twice shy
C. he who pays the piper calls the tune D. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
11. Mrs. Lin wanted to buy a new dress. Her husband suggested that she buy it from a shop near their home. Mrs. Lin disagreed because she had been cheated by that shop. So she said :“I won’t go there again because ______.”
A. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush B. I am sitting on the fence
C. once bitten, twice shy D. too many cooks spoil the broth
12. Mr. Brown had quite a good job in Hong Kong but he thought that if he went to Singapore, he might get a much better job with more money and a larger house. His wife didn’t want him to leave his job in Hong Kong and she reminded him that ______.
A. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush B. too many cooks spoil the broth
C. you can not get blood out of a stone
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1 We are going to have an English test tomorrow afternoon.
2 My father is flying to Australia to do his business next Sunday.
3 I am going to buy a computer when I save enough money.
4 They are going to meet at the school gate at nine tomorrow morning.
5 If you want to buy some food, you had better go in a hurry because the shop is closing soon.
6 She asked me if my father would return the next week.
7 They would set out to plant trees on the hill the next morning.
8 Professor Wang were going to my school to make a speech the next Tuesday.
1. —Peter was killed in the earthquake!
—_____ I talked with him last week.
A. What a pity! B. I beg your pardon. C. Sorry to hear that. D. Is that so?
2. We’ll not attend the meeting _____ we are invited.
A. if B. and C. unless D. once
3. —They didn’t attend the conference.
—They _____ a long trip abroad.
A. prepared B. were preparing for C. were preparing D. are preparing for
4. Wash your hands with soap _____ the experiment.
A. in the end of B. at the end of C. to the end of D. by the end of
5. His strength had almost _____ when they found him in the desert.
A. given out B. given in C. given up D. given off
6. Many people came to the meeting, _____ of whom left early.
A. number B. the numbers C. the number D. a number
7. I’ll spend my holiday in Shanghai, _____ lies on the coast.
A. who B. which C. where D. that
8. On _____ the bad news, she cried with her face _____ in his hands.
A. hear; bury B. hear; buried C. heard; burying D. hearing; buried
9. Not far from the club, there was a garden, _____ owner was seated in it playing cards with his children every afternoon.
A. its B. whose C. which D. of which
10. It’s quite _____ to score a goal in FIFA World Cup.
A. a prize B. a price C. an honour D. a value
11. I met the teacher in the street yesterday _____ taught me English three years ago.
A. which B. when C. where D. who
12. The people there were greatly _____ to see every-thing changed over a night.
A. pleased B. shocked C. interested D. moved
13. Tell us about the people and the places _____ are different from ours.
A. that B. who C. which D. whom
14. _____ is no wonder the building is _____.
A. It; in ruins B. That; in ruins C. This; in ruin D It; in ruin
15. —Do you mind if I open the window?
—_____, but I’ve caught a bad cold today.
A. No, not at all B. Yes, of course not C. Yes, please D. I’m sorry
二 完形填空(共20小题; 每小题1.5分，满分30分)
I have certainly seen lots of changes in my lifetime! I look around my home and see mod cons(现代化生活设备) that I could never have 16 of fifty or sixty years ago. I 17 the early part of childhood in a cottage without running water or electricity and yet these days, I feel 18 if there is a power cut for even just an hour or two! So, I have changed too. Things that I couldn’t even imagine in the past now seem quite 19 .
I don’t think, however, that people are happier today than they were 50 years ago. We are certainly materially better off than we were 20 most people still seem to be weighed 21 by problems. My daughter and her family are a good 22 . They have a spacious, comfortable home with every labor-saving device you can 23 . There’s a washing machine, a clothes dryer, and all sorts of other household items which are 24 to save time but it seems to me that my daughter and her husband just spend all that “saved” time 25 ! They 26 relax and are always complaining of being 27 and “stressed”.
Children these days have all sorts of “educational toys” and yet they seem unable to 28 themselves. My daughter tries to 29 the time her children spend watching television but when they aren’t watching TV, they are sad. They play with new 30 for a day or two and then 31 them once they have gone off them. When we were children, we had almost nothing but we were so 32 . We had all sorts of fun and games in the nearby woods. But, of course, children can’t play 33 outdoors any longer. There is so much crime and parents are afraid to let their children go out alone 34 they are injured, kidnapped, raped or even murdered. These crimes may not be directly 35 with modern inventions but there must be some connection.
16. A. seen B. dreamed C. spoken D. touched
17. A. took B. cost C. spent D. afforded
18. A. uneasy B. unlucky C. disappointed D. happy
19. A. impressive B. impossible C. normal D. public
20. A. so B. while C. and D. but
21. A. down B. at C. off D. up
22. A. show B. type C. explanation D. example
23. A. think of B. think over C. think on D. think through
24. A. built B. arranged C. designed D. formed
25. A. playing B. working C. relaxing D. singing
26. A. sometimes B. never C. often D. regularly
27. A. patient B. tired C. special D. worried
28. A. learn B. know C. enjoy D. teach
29. A. offer B. limit C. waste D. stop
30. A. programs B. games C. cars D. toys
31. A. give off B. leave off C. get rid of D. get off
32. A. inventive B. active C. clever D. excited
33. A. easily B. dangerously C. conveniently D. safely
34. A. in case B. so that C. least D. even though
35. A. connected B. dealt C. done D. made
三： 阅读理解 (共11小题; 每小题2分, 满分22分)
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was the favourite child of his family. He was the only boy among a great many girl cousins. That was enough to make him important, but the father loved him especially, because he knew his son was going to be an artist. Pablo knew the word for pencil even before he could see Mamma and Papa. When he was small, he spent hours by himself making delightful little drawings of animals and people. If his mother sent him out to play in the square, he went on drawing in the dust under the trees.
Don Jose Ruiz, Pablo’s father, was director of the museum in southern Spain. He earned only a small salary, but there was not much work to do and he was able to practice his hobby, which was painting pigeons. Don loved pigeons very much. He painted them dead or alive in ones and twos and in dozens. Sometimes he painted them on paper, cut them out and stuck them onto canvas (画布); sometimes he stuck real feathers onto his pictures. He knew a great deal about the technique of painting and he taught it all to Pablo.
Life in Malaga was very pleasant. In the hot sunshine father and son would walk down to the beach to look at the boats on the shore or wander around the open markets. They made a strange pair. Don was tall and thin, with red hair and beard, sad gray eyes and a fine set of whiskers (腮须). He was so shy and correct that he was nicknamed “the Englishman”. Pablo was quite the opposite. He had his mother’s small, strong build (体格); he had straight black hair, and bright black eyes that noticed everything that was going on around him.
36. Picasso’s father loved him especially, because .
A. he was the only boy in the family
B. he was going to be an important person to his family
C. he showed the gift of an artist in his early childhood
D. he looked like his mother
37. Pablo’s father painted a lot because .
A. he didn’t have enough money B. he had plenty of time
C. he liked the pigeons, especially the dead ones D. he looked after the museum
38. Don Jose Ruiz and Pablo were a strange pair because .
A. they liked to wander about the town
B. they noticed everything that was going on around them
C. one was tall and thin, the other was small and strong
D. they looked so different from each other
39. The best title of the passage might be .
A. Pablo Picasso: the great artist B. The Boyhood of Pablo Picasso
C. Father of A Great Artist D. Father’s Influence (影响) on His Son
Benjamin Franklin was truly what we call a “jack of all trades”. Although best known for his experiments with electricity, Franklin was a scientist, a politician, and almost everything in between.
Franklin was born in Boston in 1706, the tenth and youngest of his father’s sons. When he was 12, Franklin worked as an apprentice. He worked in his older brother James’ printing shop. He secretly started publishing his writing under the false name of Silence Dogood. James wasn’t pleased when he found out the writer was Ben. Ben stopped his job and set out for Philadelphia.
In 1732, Franklin began publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack, where most of his sayings can be found. Many of these , such as “A penny saved is a penny earned”, remain popular today.
Franklin is known as a Founding Father. This means that he was part of the group of men who founded their nation. He was a member of the Continental Congress and also the oldest person to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Electricity and weather were especially interesting to Franklin. He proved that lightning is electricity by catching sparks from a cloud while flying a kite in a storm.
As Ben says, “If you would not be forgotten when you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing about. ”
His theory seems to work, because Ben followed both pieces of his own advice, and we still remember him centuries later!
40. Though Franklin did many kinds of work, he .
A. is mostly remembered for his experiments with electricity
B. is better known as a Founding Father
C. is best known as the oldest man who signed the Declaration
D. is remembered mostly as the author of Poor Richard’s Almanack
41. The underlined word in the second paragraph probably means someone .
A. who owns a printing shop
B. who learns a trade by working with a skilled person
C. who is skilled at his work
D. who does business with a printing shop
42. From the last paragraph we can see that ______.
A. Franklin not only wrote things worth reading but also did things worth writing about
B. Franklin listened to others’ advice and was remembered by the Americans
C. Franklin wrote things worth reading rather than did things worth writing about
D. many people followed his advice and succeeded at last
A star usually is someone who has become famous in sports, film, or pop music, someone like singer Michael Jackson. In the middle nineteen eighties, Michael Jackson successfully made a famous record, which quickly became the most popular recording in the history of music. This made Michael Jackson a bright star.
One of the famous sports bright stars in the United States is Mohammed Ali. When he was a young man, he won a gold medal in the Olympic Games as a boxer. Then, he won first place in the world heavy weight boxing match. Before long, he was known as one of the greatest and most famous boxers in sports history. Everyone knows his name.
Like the stars in the sky, a bright star will lose his brightness as time passes. He is loved by millions of people today, but will be forgotten tomorrow.
43. What does this passage mainly talk about?
A. Michael Jackson B. Mohammed Ali C. pop music and boxing D. bright stars
44. Michael Jackson is famous for .
A. his songs B. his film C. his sports D. his heavy weight
45. What does “boxer” in the passage mean in Chinese?
A. 盒子 B. 装箱者 C. 拳击手 D. 制作人
46. What will happen to the bright stars at last according to the passage?
A. They will be remembered by millions of people.
B. They will be loved by people for ever.
C. They will be the most important people in history.
D. They will lose their brightness and be little known.
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16—20 BCACD 21—25 ADACB 26—30 BBCBD 31—35 CADAA
36—39 CBDB 40—42 ABA 43—46 DACD
1 Both xiao Wang and I are going to the concert tonight.
2 My sister is going to have a baby next month.
3 He is going to be a scientist when he grows up.
4 I am staying to watch TV at home tomorrow.
5 The fish in the river is dying soon because of pollution.
6 He said that they would hold an English party the next Saturday.
7 Mr. Wang asked Tom if he would finish the task the next week.
8 She told me that I would finish reading the novel.