[单选题]The highway _______to the city is under repair now.（ ）
C. to lead
What’s the time? My watch _______.
|A．is being repaired||B．is to repair|
|C．has been repaired||D．has repaired|
Bill was a boy of 15. His parents went to gambling(赌博) day and night. Nobody cared about hi. He always failed in his exams. So his teache didn’t like him, nor did his classmates play with him.
Bill often slept in class because his heart was not in school. He almost gave himself up.
One day, Miss Jones, a new teacher, came to Bill’s class. She was a smiling, beautiful woman. Bill was in love! For the fit time in his young life, he couldn’t take his eyes off his teache; yet, still he failed.
It was Miss Jones’ class. She was asking a question. “I’d like the smartest boy to awer my question.” Then she said loudly, “Bill, please!”
Bill was surprised. And he stood up without a word.
“Just try it! I believe you can!”
After school, Miss Jones had a long talk with Bill. She told him that she cared about him and believed in him.
Bill thought a lot that evening. From then on he arrived at school on time every day. Miss Jones helped him with his homework in the afternoon. She even cooked delicious food for him. She told Bill, “Nothing is impossible if you put your heart in it.”
Later, Miss Jones gave another exam. Bill did it with all his heart. He was very excited to find that he had passed the exam. Now Bill discovered that not only could he learn, but he could do it well. A changed took place in Bill’s heart.
You see, one teacher saved one boy, it’s simple(简单的), really.
小题1:Bill always failed in the exams at fit because he ________.
|A．went gambling||B．talked in class||C．didn’t answer||D．gave himself up|
小题2:Miss Jones changed Bill by ________.
|A．doing homework for him||B．encouraging and helping him|
|C．giving Bill another exam||D．cooking delicious food for him|
小题3: From the passage we can learn ________.
|A．Miss Jones was a loving and careful teacher|
|B．Bill’s parents cared about him very much|
|C．Miss Jones loved to answer Bill’s question|
|D．Bill didn’t like to play with his classmates|
小题4:Which may be the best title for the passage?
|A．Parents’ Day||B．A Lazy Boy||C．A Boy’s Change||D．A Strict Teacher|
When I was a little girl, every time my dad was repairing something, he 小题1: ask me to hold the hammer, and meanwhile, have a conveation with me. I never saw my dad drinking or taking a night out. All he did after work was taking care of his family.
I grew up and left home for college and 小题2: then, my dad had been calling me every Sunday morning, no matter what. Several yea later I bought a house, 小题3: my dad painted by himself for three days in the 80-degree summer heat. All he asked was 小题4: me to talk to him. But I was always busy, 小题5: (able) to find any time for conveation with him.
One Sunday morning we had a telephone talk as usual. I noticed that my dad had forgotten some things we discussed lately. I was in a hurry, so our conveation was short. Later that day came a call 小题6: (say) my father was in hospital. Immediately I bought a ticket for a flight and on my way I was thinking about all the 小题7: (miss) occasio to have a talk with my dad.
小题8: the time I got to hospital, my father had passed away. Now it was 小题9: who did not have time for a conveation with me. I realized 小题10: little I know about my dad, his deepest thoughts and dreams. After his death I learned more about him, and even more about myself.
Tina was a seventeen-year-old girl who always wore a bright smile. She suffered from a disease and had to use a walker most of the time. Maybe it was because she looked
and people didn’t know how to come near toher. Tina usually broke the ice with people she met with a big “
In one class, I gave the students an assignment (作业) to
a poem. I only made the assignment worth a very small part of their total grade since I knew most of my
would not do it anyway. In the class, one by one each student
to correctly recite (背诵) the poem. Finally, angry and half joking, I said that the next student who
recite the poem had to do three push-up (俯卧撑). To my
, Tina was next. She used her walker to move to the front of the class.
she recited, she made a mistake. Before I could say a word, she
her walker and started doing push-ups. I wanted to say, “Tina, I was just
, continued the poem and she finished the rest perfectly.
When she finished, a student asked, “Tina, why did you do that? It’s not an important assignment!”
“Because I want to be like you guys! To be .
” Tina said.
Silence fell on the whole room when another student cried out, “Tina, we’re not normal! We are teenage!
We get in
all the time.”
“I know,” Tina said as a big
spread across her face. The rest of the students laughed, too.
Tina got only a few
that day, but she got the love and respect of her classmates. To her, that was
worth a lot more than a grade.
|A．woke up ||B．gave up ||C．stood up ||D．made up|
Methods of training animals have changed greatly in recent yea. Zoo keepe have always had problems getting the animals to leave their cages in order for the cages to be cleaned, and also training them to move indoo when appropriate. Another problem was that many of the large animals became listless
and bored. In the last twenty yea, scientists have done research on dolphi and whales, training them to obey commands. The scientists found they could get animals to obey by rewarding them with food and affection when they responded correctly.
Proper training allows the animals to receive the care they need. It was very difficult to get untrained animals, especially the larger ones, to stay still when they needed medical attention. Now they can be trained, on command, to remain still and even to allow blood samples to be taken and shots administered. All this is accomplished through positive reinforcement, without the use of any force. Affection training, as this process is called, has been used with great success on a wide variety of zoo animals. Animal behavior experts have taught zoo keepe to train bea, tige, monkeys, and many other species to behave in a way that provides for better animal-keeper interaction. This training also keeps the animals from becoming bored and inactive.
Although some people proclaim(谴责) that this training is inhumance and cruel to animals, results have shown that captive(猎获的)animals who previously were not doing well flourish under the new training procedures.
小题1:The word “listless” mea _______.
小题2: Which of the following is valid conclusion based on this passage?
|A．It is safe to pet any animal. |
|B．Many animals respond favorably to rewards and affection.|
|C．Animals in the wild can be trained.|
|D．Animals should not be kept in zoos.|
小题3:The writer's purpose is to _______.
|A．persuade people not to feed animals in the zoo|
|B．show how easy it is to train animals|
|C．explain method of training animals through rewards|
|D．criticize zoo keepers|
小题4:Which of the following is an opinion?
|A．Zoo keepers had problems in getting animals to leave their cages.|
|B．Training is cruel to animals.|
|C．Animals obey commands if they are trained to do so.|
|D．Many animals can be trained, on commands, to remain still.|
It happened towards evening, when I was resting in a cafe. I 36 a pair of newly bought white leather shoes, which were rather expeive. Then 37
came to me.
He was in an unfit shirt, 38
pale and weak. He looked about eleven or twelve. No sooner39
begun to speak than he opened the box in his hand and took out the tools of shoe-polishing. He bent down, 40
my leather shoes, and began to shine them.
He was concentrating on his job when heavy rain began to pour 41
. People rushed into the cafe for protection from the 42
. More and more people crowded in and gradually 43
the boy from me.
Hou passed, and 44
turned dark. I had no shoes on my feet and wondered 45
the boy had been. I thought he would not 46
my leather shoes, and I would have to walk back home on 47 in the night.
When it was near midnight the rain 48
, people started to go out. The cafe 49
Closed. I had to move to the door, I was surprised to see the boy sleeping on the floor with his head leaning 50 a box. He held a package made of his shirt tightly in his arms.
him slightly and woke him up. He jumped up and rubbed his eyes for a while before he 52
me. Then he opened the 53
hurriedly, gave me my leather shoes, and apologized to me shyly.
I paid him and wrapped around him his unfit shirt, which 54
my leather shoes.
After saying goodbye to the boy, I was 55
home, with the image of the boy staying in my mind.
|A．put on||B．dressed||C．wore||D．wore out|
|A．a boy||B．a woman||C．a girl||D．an old man|
|A．had I||B．I had||C．I did||D．did I|
|A．taking up||B．took off||C．taking off||D．took on|
|A．feet||B．my foot||C．my bare feet||D．my own foot|
|A．was||B．was to be||C．had been||D．has been|
|A．was wrapping||B．was wrapped||C．had wrapped||D．wrapped|
|A．on the way to||B．on a way||C．on my way||D．in my way|
Celebratio spread across China when Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl, was given the right to host the 2010
World Expo (世博会) on December 3.
Shanghai won the honor after beating rivals from Russia, Mexico, Poland and South Korea.
"I'm very proud of being Chinese," said Wang Kaibo, a Senior 2 student of the Middle School Affiliated (隶
属) to Beijing Medical Univeity. "The winning of the expo is a victory, not only for Shanghai residents, but
for the people of the whole Chinese nation."
Bidding (申办) for the expo shows that China is more confident of playing a more important role on the
international stage. It's competing for large events and the next one could be the World Cup, Wang said.
The World Expo 2010 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics will become the twin shining sta of China's
development over the next 10 yea, said experts.
The World Expo is known as"Olympics of the economic, cultural, scientific and technological fields." It is
usually held every five yea and lasts for six months.
The Olympics, World Cup and World Expo are coidered three top international events in the world. China
is the fit developing country to win the expo bid in the event's 151-year history. Not only will it attract more
foreign investment to China, but experts say that the half-year-long exhibition will bring at least 70 million
visito to Shanghai.
The World Expo is a great event for different countries to exchange social, economic, cultural and scientific
achievements, and also help to encourage new technology and ideas. The expo was fit held in London in
1851. It has a history of global influence. The Eiffel Tower, built during the Paris World Expo in 1889, became
the symbol of the French capital. Many historic inventio, such as the telephone and airplane, all made their
fit appearance at a World Expo.
1. What does the underlined word "rivals" probably mean in the second paragraph? （ ）
2. The winning of bidding for the World expo2010 and the 2008 Olympic Games implies _____. （ ）
A. China is beginning to play a more important part on the international stage
B. China has played the most important role in the international affai
C. China has become a developed country
D. China is the fit Asian country to win the expo bid in history
3. As we know, in general, the World Expo is usually held every _____ yea, while the Olympics is usually
held every _____ yea. （ ）
A. 4; 5
D. 5;54. By bidding for the expo and the Olympics, we are sure that _____. （ ）A. China will beat rivals from Russia, Mexico, Poland and South Korea
B. China will become a super country in the United Natio
C. China will build a famous tower like Eiffel Tower as the symbol of the capital
D. China will develop more quickly than before and will benefit a lot from them
Many buildings in the city need repairing, but the one ____ fit is the library.
B. being repaired
D. to be repaired
The reason why they failed the test was ____ they didn’t sleep at all the night before.
|A．because ||B．why ||C．that ||D．for which|
The report said a bus went out of ____ control in the highway _____ south of the city and rushed into the river.
|A．the; the||B．/; the||C．the; /||D．/; /|
Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia, I saw a small pool of water ahead on the path．I angled my direction to go around it on the part of the path that wasn't covered by water or mud．As I reached the pool, I was suddenly attacked! Yet I did nothing for the attack．It was so unpredictable and from somewhere totally unexpected．I was surprised as well as unhurt though I had been struck four or five times．I backed up a
foot and my attacker stopped attacking me．Had I been hurt I wouldn't have found it amusing．And I was laughing．After all, I was being attacked by a butterfly!
Having stopped, laughing, I took a step forward．My attacker rushed me again．He charged towards me at full speed, attempting to hurt me but in vain．For a second time, I took a step backwards while my attacker paused．I wasn't sure what to do．After all, it's just not everyday that one is attacked by a butterfly．I stepped back to look the situation over．My attacker moved back to land on the ground．That's when I discovered why my attacker was charging me only moments earlier．He had a mate and she was dying．
Sitting close beside her, he opened and closed his wings as if to fan her．I could o
nly admire the love and courage of that butterfly in his concern for his mate．He had taken it up on himself to attack me for his mate's sake （缘故）, even though she was clearly dying and I was so large．He did so just to give her those extra few precious moments of life, should I have been careless enough to step on her．His courage in attacking something thousands of times larger and heavier than himself just for his mate's safety seemed admirable．I couldn't do anything other than reward him by walking on the more difficult side of the pool．He had truly earned those moments to be with her, undisturbed．
Since then, I've always tried to remember the courage of that butterfly whenever I see huge barrie facing me.
Why did the writer change his direction while walking down a path?
|A．To get close to a butterfly.||B．To look over the bad situation.|
|C．To escape a sudden attack.||D．To avoid getting his shoes dirty.|
What made the man feel funny?
|A．Making the attacker pause.||B．Being attacked by a butterfly.|
|C．Being stepped on by his mate.||D．Discovering the energetic butterfly.|
From this experience the man learned
|A．what he should do when faced with trouble|
|B．people should show sympathy to the weak|
|C．how he should deal with attacks|
|D．people should protect butterflies|
Which of the following words can best describe the butterfly?
The big house was burnt down in the big fire, nothing ________.
—Did you see a girl in white pass by just now?
—No, sir. I ______ a newspaper.（ ）
B. was reading
C. would read
D. am reading
Many Going to College Are Not Ready
Only about half of this year’s high school graduates have the reading skills they need to succeed in college, and even fewer are prepared for college-level science and math coues, according to a yearly report from ACT, which produces one of the nation’s leading college admissio tests.
The report, based on scores of the 2005 high school graduates who took the exam, some 1.2 million students in all, also found that fewer than one in four met the college-readiness benchmarks （基准）in all four subjects tested: reading compreheion, English, math and science.
ACT sets its college-readiness benchmarks — including the reading compreheion benchmark, which is new this year—by correlating（联系）earlier students’ ACT scores with grades they actually received as college freshmen. Based on that data, the benchmarks indicate the skill level at which a student has a 70 percent likelihood（可能性）of earning a C or better, and a 50 percent chance of earning a B or better.
Among those who took the 2005 test, only 51 percent achieved the benchmark in reading, 26 percent in science, and 41 percent in math; the figure for English was 68 percent. Results from the new optional ACT writing test, which was not widely taken this year, were not included in the report.
About 40 percent of the nation’s 2005 high school graduates took the ACT, and the average overall score was unchanged from the year before. Minority students make up 27 percent of all ACT test take. Besides, there are also other worrying trends in the ACT report as well, including a continuing decline in the percentage of students planning to major in engineering, computer science and education.
50. The report from ACT mainly tells reade the problem that ______.
A. few minority students graduates took ACT
B. many who intend to go to college are not ready
C. the college-readiness benchmarks is high this year
D. the tests for some subjects are too difficult
51. According to the benchmarks in 2005, about how many students will not earn C?
A. 30 percent. B. 70 percent. C. 50 percent. D. 26 percent.
52. Which of the following pictures can correctly show the numbe of the students who achieve the benchmark in different subjects?
53. Which of the followings can be found in the report from ACT in 2005?
A. The report about the writing test is very objective.
B. More boy students are not good at science and math.
C. The percentage of students majoring science declined.
D. The average score of 2005 ACT participants changed greatly.
In his lowest days when few people bought his records, Taiwan singer Steve Chou lived alone in Canada and did little. One day, he passed by a local CD store and heard a song that greatly attracted him. “My heart tells me that music is the thing I truly want to do, not for fame（名誉）or money,” Chou said. That’s how we luckily have such a music genius（天才）, who has since then composed（作曲）lots of hits for the pop music charts (排行榜).
“Sometimes we need to get close to nature to look deeply into our souls and see what we really want to follow,” he said.
Recently he has made public his latest work Love Genesis. In this album（集）he explores human relatiohips in the Internet age. “Technology itself is a good thing, but it depends on how you’re going to use it,” is Chou’s advice to teenage.
Chou often gets his music ideas from trips. He has traveled to many places around the world and believes that learning a country’s language is the fastest way of experiencing the culture behind it.
Chou has worked hard on learning English to push forward his music career(事业). He has flown to the UK to attend months-long English training schools three times. There he lives with local families and practices daily conveatio.
“So I could easily read the English itructio on recording machines and communicate with the local music produce,” said Chou, “The music reviews of the US or British singe that I appreciate（感激） could help me learn and grow with them.”
小题1:Which of the following about Steve Chou is the correct order?
①. He made public his work Love Genesis.
②. He passed by a local CD store and heard a song that greatly attracted him.
③. He composed lots of hits for the pop music charts.
④. Few people bought his records.
小题2:Why has Chou flown to the UK to learn English?
|A．Because he wants to live in the UK.|
|B．Because his record company asks him to. |
|C．Because he wants to sell his album in the UK.|
|D．Because he thinks it will be helpful for his music career.|
小题3:Steve Chou may agree with the following except that __________.
|A．taking trips gives him some ideas of music|
|B．what we really want to follow is the most important|
|C．music is a thing that can bring him fame and money|
|D．in International age, technology itself is not a bad thing|
小题4:What is Steve Chou like according to the passage?
|A．Kind and helpful.||B．Proud and confident.|
|C．Active and hard-working.||D．Calm and disappointed.|
Do fight agait painting pollution
Do you know what kind of things the young people are reading? More and more 21_
and teache have noticed another kind of pollution, which comes from the printed pape 22
These printed things 23
newspape but have hardly anything to do with _24_
. You can only find reading materials badly made up there—some are too strange for anyone to 25
; othe are frightening stories of something _26_
. However, many of the young reade are getting interested in such 27
reading, which 28
them what they should pay for their breakfast and brings them nightmares and immoral ideas in 29 .
Homework is left 30
and daily games lost.
These selle stand about on streets selling their pape well. The write, publishe and printe, 31
they are, we never know, are 32
their silent money.
The sheep-skinned wolf’s story seems to have been forgotten once again. Why not 33
this kind of thing? Yes, both teache and parents have asked each other for more strict control of the young reade. 34
, the more you want to forbid it, the more they want to have a look at it. 35
you may even find several children, driven by their curious natures, 36
one patched paper, which has traveled from hand to hand.
It really does 37
to our society. It has already formed a sort of moral pollution. The 38
teache and parents need more powerful support in their protection of the young generation. At the same time, the young 39
need more interesting books to help them 40
those ugly paper.
|A．writers ||B．readers||C．students ||D．parents|
|A．work out||B．look like||C．act out||D．depend on|
|A．still worse||B．even better ||C．very good||D．more important|
|A．come into||B．break down||C．get rid of||D．get of|