—Can we ski on this mountain?
—Of course.However, at no time _______ you do so alone.
--How about your journey to Mount Emei?
--Everything was wonderful except that our car _________ twice on the way．
|A．slowed down||B．broke down|
|C．got down||D．put down|
完形填空 Do some animals have certain mental powers which human beings do not? Of course they have
instincts(本能), but __1__ this, I am sure that they can feel __2__ things which we humans
cannot.A personal experience __3__ this to me.
Some years ago, I had a dog named Howard.From the time that he was a baby dog, he was
timid, so we named him "Howard" to __4__ with "coward"(胆小鬼) ! He was especially afraid
of __5__. At the first hint of them, he would run crying into the house and hide under a table.What
I often went for walks with Howard. __6__, as we were walking along a road, it began to rain.
I quickly ran to a bus stop for __7__.The bus stop had a roof supported by metal poles.Soon after I
had got there, Howard caught my __8__ in his teeth and tried to pull me away. __9__, I was
puzzled and a little angry at his 10 .
However, I decided to humour him and walked away from the shelter into the rain and 11 for
12 I was about two hundred metres away from the shelter, there came a blinding flash of
lightning and 13 , there was a crash of thunder which nearly 14 me. Howard stopped walking
and began crying. Knowing that he was afraid, I 15 to pick him up.
As I straightened up, I 16 the bus shelter which we had just left.I was shocked to see that two
of the 17 were bent and the roof was lying on the ground, 18 .The shelter had been struck by
the lightning.I gave Howard a big hug to express my heartfelt 19 . He had just saved my life.He was
truly my 20 !
|( )1. A. for |
( )2. A. certain
( )3. A. expressed
( )4. A. rhyme
( )5. A. people
( )6. A. However
( )7. A. peace
( )8. A. collar
( )9. A. At first
( )10. A. teeth
( )11. A. looked
( )12. A. Because
( )13. A. long after
( )14. A. deafened
( )15. A. went
( )16. A. glared at
( )17. A. buses
( )18. A. broken
( )19. A. happiness
( )20. A. dog
|B. besides |
B. At last
B. minutes later
B. stared at
|C. with |
C. At once
C. at the same time
C. glanced at
|D. except |
D. At present
D. soon after
D. aimed at
Sorry to say, our brai naturally start slowing down at the Cruelty young age of 30. It used to be thought that this couldn't be helped, but new studies show that people of any age can train their brai to work faster. "Your brain is a learning machine," says Univeity of California scientist Dr. Michael Merzenich. Given the right tools, we can train our brai to act like they did when we were younger. All that's required is the practice designed just for the purpose: a few exercises for the mind.
Merzenich has developed a computer-based training method to speed up the process(过程) in which the brain deals with information (positscience.com). Since much of the data we receive comes through speech, the Brain Fitness Program works with language and hearing to better speed and accuracy (准确性).
Over the coue of training, the program starts asking you to distinguish (辨别) sounds (between "dog" and "bog", for example) at an increasingly faster speed. It's a bit like tennis itructor, says Merzenich, hitting balls at you ~faster and faster to keep you challenged(受到挑战). You may start out slow, but before long you're pretty quick.
The biggest finding in brain research in the last ten yea is that the brain at any age is highly plastic.
If you ask your brain to learn, it will learn. And it may even speed up while in the process.
To keep your brain young and plastic you can do one of a million new activities that challenge and excite you: playing table tennis or bridge, doing crossword puzzles, learning a language.... "When it comes to preventing ageing, you really do 'use it or lose it' ," says Barbara Sahakian, professor at Cambridge Univeity.
小题1:Dr. Merzenich’s training method mainly depends on ________.
|A．speech training||B．computer languages|
|C．the activities one joins in||D．the information being dealt with|
小题2: By saying "the brain at any age is highly plastic ", the writer probably means the brain can be______.
小题3:What can we learn from the text?
|A．Practice makes a quick mind.|
|B．Brain research started ten yeas ago.|
|C．Dr. Merzenich is a scientist in computer,|
|D．People believed nothing could stop the brain slowing down.|
小题4: Which of the following agrees with the writer's idea?
|A．The training methods work better for the old.|
|B．People should use the brain to stop it from ageing.|
|C．The training of the brain should start at an early age.|
|D． It's necessary to take part in as many activities as possible.|
Every evening at six o'clock an old man goes to a restaurant near his house. He eats dinner. After dinner,
he drinks coffee and talks to the people at the restaurant.
The old man's name is Bill. Bill eats at the restaurant every evening because he is lonely. His wife died and
he has no children.
Every evening the same waitress brings Bill to his dinner. Her name is Cara. She is 17 yea old. Cara is
kind to Bill. She knows he is lonely, so she talks to him. If Bill is late for dinner, she calls him on the
telephone."Are you OK?" she asks him.
One evening Bill doesn't come to the restaurant. Cara calls him, but he doesn't awer the phone. Cara
calls the police."Please go to Bill's house." Cara tells the police. Later the police call Cara at the restaurant."Bill
died in his sleep," the police tell her. Bill was 82 yea old.
A week later, a man comes to the restaurant."I have something for Cara," the man says. The man gives
Cara a check (支票) for $500'000. The money is from Bill.
"This money is for me? From Bill?" Cara asks the man.
"Yes," the man awe.
"But…why?" Cara asks the man.
"Bill liked you," the man says."You were kind to him"
1. An old man goes to a restaurant near his house every evening because ____________.
A. he feels lonely
B. he likes coffee
C. the food in the restaurant is delicious
D. his wife died
2. Why does Cara often talk to Bill?
A. Because she has no friends
B. Because she knows Bill is lonely
C. Because she has nothing to do
D. Because she knows Bill is very rich
3. What does Cara do if Bill is late for dinner?
A. She calls him on the telephone
B. She calls the police on the phone
C. She brings dinner to Bill's house
D. She waits for him at the door
4. Why doesn't Bill come to the restaurant that evening?
A. Because Cara isn't kind to him
B. Because he died in his sleep
C. Because he is very tired
D. Because he stays at home for dinner
5. From whom is the money for Cara?
A. The police
B. The man with glasses in the picture
D. Cara's parents
---How about your trip to Italy?
---Oh, ________ the fine weather, we enjoyed ourselves indeed.
|A．in regard to||B．thanks to||C．in spite of||D．regardless of|
_____ books you have borrowed from the library should be returned in two weeks’ time.
|A．Whatever||B．However||C．No matter what||D．What|
I take the train to work every morning from a train station near my house. I can get to the station quite
because there is a short cut(捷径)to the station. But in the summer, it can get quite smelly because of all the
. So I always try to
through it. Today I was trying to do so as usual
something made me stop for a moment. I saw the most beautiful
by an old woman walking in front of me with the help of a white
She was short and
and had white hair. She was walking
as each step took some effort. I hadn’t specially noticed her
,until she stopped near a rubbish bin.
She slowly placed her walking stick
the rubbish bin. Then she leaned(斜倚着)on it with her right hand. She bent down and
the rubbish. She clearly found it
and it took her a while. She
some rubbish with her left hand and slowly straightened(伸直) heelf up again. All the while she used the rubbish bin to
heelf. She threw the rubbish iide the bin and then
walking. It all took her great effort（努力）.
There’s so much rubbish and no one ever does
about it. I was moved to
this old woman make such a great effort to keep even a small part of it
! I haven’t been able to
thinking about that all day.
I want to follow her example. I’ve decided to pick up rubbish off the
if I meet from now on. I hope people will do the same as I do.
|A．at midnight||B．at noon||C．at last||D．at first|
|A．searched for ||B．threw away||C．reached for||D．looked at|
|A．picked up||B．dropped down||C．put in||D．lifted up|
We would like to _______ some money _______ the poor children in our country.
|A．raise, for ||B．raise, to||C．donate, with||D．donate, for|
---Do you often take cold showers in winter?
---No. But I _____ when young.
|A．am used to||B．was used to|
|C．used to||D．use to|
The sales of houses in our city fell by 40 percent last month, 48 percent __________ we don’t count low-price houses provided for poor residents.
More than 70 percent of the playground in our school __ covered by water now.
Hands play an important part in our daily life. But do you know which of your two hands you use more? Very few people use both hands equally well. Most of us are right-handed. Only about five people out of a hundred are left-handed. New-born babies can take hold of things with either of their hands, but in about two yea they usually use their right hands. Scientists don’t know why this happe.
Monkeys are our close relatives in the animal world. Scientists have found that monkeys like to use one of their hands more than the other, but it can be either hand. There are as many right-handed monkeys as left-handed ones. Next time you visit a zoo, watch the monkeys carefully, you will see that some of them will use their right hands and othe will use their left hands. But most of the people use their right hands better and this makes life difficult for those left-handed people. We live in a right-handed world.
小题1:How many people among 100 people use their left hands better?
A. 5%. B. 50%. C. 95%.
小题2:What’s the meaning of the underlined word “equally” in Chinese?
A. 公正地 B. 均等地 C. 平凡地
小题3:New-born babies can use ____ ____ __.
A. both of their hands B. neither of their hands C. their right hands
小题4:Which of the following is true?
A. There are more monkeys using their right hands than left hands.
B. There are more monkeys using their left hands than right hands.
C. There are as many right-handed monkeys as left-handed ones.
小题5:“We live in a right-handed world. ”mea ____ ____ __.
A. Most people use their right hands better.
B. Few people use their right hands better.
C. Half of the people use their right hands better.
完形填空。 Everyone in our school loves sports. Every morning 1 we get up, we do morning exercises. After
the second class we do exercises again. We only have 2 classes twice a week, but we do physical
training at five every afternoon. The most popular sport is basketball. The 3 enjoy playing it andmany
of the girls like it, too. 4 popular sport is football and in every class there 5 lots of football fans.
Volleyball is often played when the weather is 6 . We have school teams in basketball, football and
volleyball. Our teams often 7 friendly matches with teams from other schools. When there is a match,
8 of us go to watch it and cheer our side on.
Besides ball games, some of us like track-and-field events, 9 we often practice running, jumping and
throwing. Every term we have tests in these events and once a year,we hold a sports meeting.
Sports help us to keep 10 .
|( )1. A. while |
( )2. A. English
( )3. A. teacher
( )4. A. Someother
( )5. A. are
( )6. A. shining
( )7. A. see
( )8. A. several
( )9. A. because
( )10. A. thirsty and hungry
|B. when |
B. healthy an d happy
|C. before |
C. look at
C. fat and tired
|D. after |
D. thin and weak
The crazy fans ________ patiently for two hours and they would wait till the movie star arrived.
|A．were waiting||B．had been waiting||C．had waited||D．would wait|
In our world today, the media and entertainment industries are cotantly focusing on beauty over brai. Movies, television shows, commercials, and magazines all make use of models and acto whose physical attributes(特性) will sell their product.
As our country is trying to reduce the obesity numbe, eating disorder statistics continue to increase due to the push for thinner people. While obesity is a serious medical condition that can lead to many health problems, many of us try to lose weight for appearance purposes. Children as young as elementary school age have begun to worry about the numbe that appear on the scale
. In my opinion, it seems that “fat” has become the new“ugly”.
Two weeks ago, 37-year-old Wiscoin television reporter Livingston, who is 235 pounds, received an email from a man named Krause. In the email Krause attacked her, writing,“Your physical condition hasn’t improved for many yea. Surely you don’t coider youelf a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular.”
Today, it seems that a vast majority of people care more about how they look and appear to their pee rather than what is iide. The truth is that every peon is built differently; we all come in different shapes and sizes. Just because someone is heavier, that doesn’t mean they eat large amounts of junk food around the day. Likewise, even though a peon is thin, that doesn’t mean they are necessarily healthy and fit.
If you are reading this and you struggle with your weight or your appearance, please recognize that you are beautiful and special in your own way. You are worth so much more than you realize, and even if I don’t know you, undetand that I respect and support you. Beauty is not defined by size; it is defined by how we treat othe and respect ouelves. In the words of the talented film actress Kitie Alley, “There’s a lot more to life than how fat or thin you are.”
小题1:With so many people losing weight, it will end in .
|A．models’ and actors’ appearance in ads |
|B．the fall of media and entertainment industries|
|C．more and more people becoming obesity|
|D．more people’s suffering from eating disorder|
小题2:The underlined phrase “the numbers that appear on the scale” in the second paragraph may mean .
小题3:The writer used the example of Jennifer Livingston to show .
|A．people think “fat” looks ugly|
|B．fat people are becoming cleverer|
|C．physical condition is good|
|D．young people never follow example|
小题4:What Kirstie Alley said means .
|A．people should pay attention to the appearance|
|B．there is no need for any people to go on diet|
|C．people are beautiful when they concern others|
|D．there’s always someone who understands and supports you|
England is becoming a tourist country. _____ people come here during the holidays every year. （ ）
A. Thousand of
B. Thousands of
C. Five thousands of
D. Five thousands