1. — What do you think of the idea, Jack?
— ______ ! I can’t expect a better one.
A. Just so-so B. All right C. Perfect D. Glad to hear that
2. ______ Mr. Li is now waiting for you on ______ first floor.
A. A; a B. The; a C. The; / D. A; the
3. Just wait here, ______ you can hang around for a while. Your turn is half an hour away.
A. or B. so C. but D. and
4. Tom won the game, ______ was really beyond his wildest dream.
A. that B. which C. it D. what
5. Our teachers often suggest we ______ take it easy when facing any difficulty.
A. had B. could C. would D. should
6. Playing computer games ______ much of his time.
A. picks up B. takes up C. gets up D. comes up
7. There is no doubt ______ they did a completely bad job at that very moment.
A. which B. whether C. how D. that
8. ______ with it, the worried person at last smiled.
A. Satisfied B. Satisfying
C. Having satisfied D. Being satisfying
9. It’ll be only a few days ______ the Spring Festival comes round.
A. after B. since C. before D. when
10. Peter received an e-mail just now ______ his uncle would come to see him.
A. saying B. said C. says D. to say
I walked into the grocery store, not really wanting to buy anything. I just wanted to stay there quietly — the pain of losing my 11 was still too great. And this supermarket held so many sweet 12 . He often came with me, and always bought me yellow roses.
Standing 13 the meat, I searched for the perfect small steak 14 my husband used to love it. 15 a woman came up beside me. I watched as she picked up a large pack of T-bone steaks, dropped them in her basket, 16 , and then put them back. She turned to go and once again 17 for the pack of steaks. She saw me 18 her and she smiled. “My husband loves T-bone steaks, but they are so expensive.”
“My husband 19 away eight days ago,” I told her, and 20 to control the sadness in my voice, “Buy him the T-bone steaks. And 21 every moment you have together.”
22 by my words, she placed the steaks in her basket and walked away 23 . But several minutes later she came towards me again, 24 a package in her arms. She was 25 the brightest smile I had ever seen.
As she 26 , I saw what she held. “These are for you,” she placed three beautiful yellow roses in my hands. I wanted to tell her what the roses 27 for me, but, unable to speak, only watching her walking away.
Looking down at the roses, I wondered 28 she knew it. Suddenly the answer seemed so 29 . I wasn’t alone. There were 30 many people caring for me and willing to help me. Just be thankful for what you have and who you are.
11. A. father B. brother C. husband D. son
12. A. groceries B. memories C. flowers D. dreams
13. A. by B. for C. beyond D. against
14. A. even if B. in case C. until D. since
15. A. Actually B. Suddenly C. Instantly D. Hopefully
16. A. missed B. suffered C. doubted D. hesitated
17. A. reached B. searched C. sent D. paid
18. A. following B. helping C. watching D. stopping
19. A. broke B. cleared C. moved D. passed
20. A. decided B. fought C. offered D. pretended
21. A. forget B. recover C. treasure D. imagine
22. A. Surprised B. Embarrassed C. Panicked D. Frightened
23. A. softly B. violently C. silently D. wildly
24. A. fastening B. carrying C. picking D. opening
25. A. covering B. rolling C. spreading D. wearing
26. A. approached B. turned C. continued D. bent
27. A. smelled B. tasted C. collected D. meant
28. A. what B. how C. whether D. when
29. A. accidental B. strange C. obvious D. funny
30. A. still B. just C. even D. also
We all have our ways of marking time. As a photographer, my life is measured from one story to the next. My oldest son was born in the middle of a long story about the Endangered Species Act. My daughter came along with a pack of gray wolves.
Twenty stories later, though, it’s the story in Alaska that I’ll remember best. It was the story about the loss of wilderness — and the story during which my wife Kathy got cancer. That’s the one that made time stand still. I stopped taking pictures on the day when she found that tumor (肿瘤). Cruelly, it was Thanksgiving. By Christmas, she had become very weak. Some days she was so sick she couldn’t watch TV.
Early examination saves time. But ours was not early. By the time you can feel it yourself, it’s often bigger than the doctor want it to be.
Cancer is a thief. It steals time. Our days are already short with worry. Then comes this terrible disease, unfair as storm at harvest time. But cancer also has the power to change us, for good. We learn to simplify, enjoying what we have instead of feeling sorry for what we don’t. Cancer even made me a better father. My work had made me a stranger to my three kids. But now I pay attention to what really matters. This is not a race. This is a new way of life and new way of seeing, all from the cancer.
In the end each of us has so little time. We have less of it than we can possibly imagine. And even though it turns out that Kathy’s cancer has not spread, and her prognosis (诊断) is good, we try to make it all count now, enjoying every part of every day.
I’ve picked up my camera again. I watch the sky, searching for beautiful light. When winter storms come, Kathy and I gather our children and take the time to catch snowflakes (雪花) on our tongues. After all, this is good. This is what we’re living for.
31. As a photographer, the author used to ______.
A. leave his daughter with a pack of gray wolves
B. express his love for his family in a special way
C. miss a great many important historical moments
D. devote much more to his career than his family
32. Why did the author decide to stop taking pictures?
A. To cure his own disease.
B. To spend more time with his wife.
C. To seek a better position.
D. To leave the wilderness alone.
33. What is the biggest change the cancer has brought to the author?
A. He treasured every bit of time with his family.
B. He has become a stranger to his children.
C. He takes his work more seriously.
D. He focuses more on medical care.
34. The author and his family catch snowflakes on their tongues probably because ______.
A. the snowflakes taste very good
B. snowflakes are what they feed on
C. they regard that as a way to enjoy life
D. there is beautiful light in the snowflakes
You put a great deal of effort into reaching the college of your choice. It’s time to get started. But what’s next? Beginning college can be an exciting but awkward time. Follow these tips to adjust to your new life rapidly and make the most of your college experience.
● To save time and money, use the college’s bus system. Taking the bus to school is quick, easy and free in most college towns. You won’t have to locate or afford a place to park either. It’s also a good way to be environmentally aware.
● Save pennies on books by waiting until class starts. You might not even need all of the recommended books. New textbooks cost an arm and a leg. Try buying used textbooks — it’s a surefire way to save money and serves the purpose as well.
● Do never look at college life as an endless series of parties and social activities. But there is a whole lot more to college if you’re serious about graduating. Having a good college experience is all about balancing work and fun.
● Be aware that your living environment can largely affect your academic success. If the dorm doesn’t suit you, consider living at home with your family or renting your own apartment.The best location for your studies isn’t always your dorm. Find a quiet area, like the library, to do your work. Alternatively, buy some headphones that block out noise.
● Be mindful of your diet. Make healthy food choices and watch what you eat. Avoid foods that are processed or high in sugar. The “freshman 15” is real. Many college students gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year.
● While electives (选修课) can be helpful when figuring out your major, you shouldn’t entirely rely on them. Clubs and other organizations exist around. Get involved. Make sure, though, that you still have time to study. Having too much on your plate can hurt your grades.
35. Which of the following ideas can be financially wise?
A. Driving your own car. B. Buying used books.
C. Renting an apartment. D. Attending activities.
36. In the text, freshmen are repeatedly warned against ______.
A. academic failures B. physical problems
C. traffic accidents D. social activities
37. The “freshman 15” tells the fact that some freshmen ______.
A. attend limited activities on campus
B. have little regular physical exercise
C. focus less on their academic work
D. take relaxed attitudes to their diets
38. The underlined phrase “having too much on your plate” probably refers to _____.
A. using too much money for meals
B. eating too many unhealthy foods
C. taking part in too many after-class activities
D. taking an elective that has too many students
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Many people think there is no need to take special care over home security.
“I’m all right, I’m insured (保险)”
Maybe—if you’re fully insured. Even then you can never recover the real value you place on your possessions. But you can’t insure against the upset and unhappiness that we all feel if our homes are torn apart by some stranger, our windows and doors broken, our precious possessions ruined.
“It won’t happen to me”
Won’t it? A home is broken into every minute or so of the day. The thefts of all kinds, including cars and property stolen from cars, happen twice as frequently.
“I’ve nothing worth stealing”
You may think not. But in fact everyone has something worth a thief’s attention. And we all have things of special value to us even if they’re worth little or nothing in cash terms.
“I’m just a tenant (房客) here”
The thief doesn’t care whether you’re a tenant or an owner-occupier. You’re just as likely to be robbed. Have a word with the owner of the house if you think extra locks and fastenings are necessary.
“They’ll get in anyway”
Most thieves are on the lookout for easy jobs. They are soon discouraged by houses they can’t get into in any quick and easy way. So it’s worth taking care.
“This booklet will help you”
It’s based on the practical experience of police forces throughout the country. Most of the suggestions will cost you only a few minutes extra time and thought. A few may involve some expense, but this is small compared with the loss and unhappiness you might otherwise suffer.
If you are in doubt, ask for free advice from the Crillle Prevention Officer at your local police station.
39. Why do you still need to protect your possessions when you’ve already insured them?
A. You tend to undervalue your possessions.
B. You cannot insure against damage to property.
C. A robbery can affect your moods at home.
D. It takes a long time to recover your belongings.
40. What should a tenant do if he is worried about the security of his home?
A. Fix new locks on all the doors. B. Discuss the matter with the owner.
C. Check it up with the police. D. Keep careful watch of the house.
41. The advertisement says that most thieves ______.
A. prefer stealing from offices
B. like causing a lot of damage
C. break into any places they desire
D. get prevented by perfect guard equipment
42. This advertisement aims to influence people who ______.
A. have little sense of security B. are not properly insured
C. are worried about home security D. have their houses broken into
In the second half of each year, many powerful storms are born in the tropical Atlantic andCaribbean seas. Of these, only about a half a dozen generate the strong, circling winds of 75 miles per hour or more that give them hurricane status, and several usually make their way to the coast. There they cause millions of dollars of damage, and bring death to large numbers of people.
The great storms that hit the coast start as innocent circling disturbances (气旋) hundreds — even thousands — of miles out to sea. As they travel aimlessly over water warmed by the summer sun, they are carried westward by the trade winds. When conditions are just right, warm, moist (潮湿的) air flows in at the bottom of such a disturbance, moves upward through it and comes out at the top. In the process, the moisture in this warm air produces rain, and with it the heat that is switched to energy in the form of strong winds. As the heat increases, the young hurricane begins to turn around in a counter-clockwise motion (反时针方向).
The average life of a hurricane is only about nine days, but it contains almost more power than we can imagine. The energy in the heat released (释放) by a hurricane’s rainfall in a single day would satisfy the entire electrical needs of the United States for more than six months.
Water, rather than wind, is the main source of death and destroying in a hurricane. A typical hurricane brings 6-to-12-inch downpours resulting in sudden floods. Worst of all is the powerful movement of the sea — the mountains of water moving toward the low-pressure hurricane center. The water level rises as much as 15 feet above normal as it moves toward shore.
43. An ordinary tropical storm is called a hurricane when ______.
A. it occurs in the Caribbean seas
B. its winds reach 75 miles per hour
C. it makes its way to the coastline
D. its winds begin to circle on the sea
44. What is the worst thing about hurricane?
A. The rough water. B. The violent winds.
C. The heat it gives out. D. The length of its life.
45. What does the third paragraph mainly talk about?
A. The hurricane is extraordinarily powerful.
B. The hurricane is used to generate electricity.
C. The hurricane can otherwise offer an unusual sight.
D. The hurricane can give people an unforgettable experience.
46. The counter-clockwise movement of the hurricane is caused by ______.
A. the low-pressure area in the center of the storm
B. the force of waves of water
C. the increasing heat
D. the trade winds
I am a strong believer that if a child is raised with approval (准允), he learns to love himself and will be successful in his own way. Several weeks ago, I was doing homework with my son in the third grade and he kept standing up from his chair to go over the math lines. I kept asking him to sit down, telling him that he would concentrate better. He sat but seconds later, as if he didn’t even notice he was doing it, he got up again. I was getting frustrated (受挫), but then it hit me. I started noticing his answers were much quicker and accurate when he stood up. Could he be more absorbed while standing up?
This made me start questioning myself and what I had been raised to believe. I was raised to believe that a quiet, calm child was a sure way to success. This child would have the willpower to study hard, get good grades and become someone important in life.
Now those same people perhaps come to realize that their kids are born with their own sets of DNA and personality qualities, and all you can do is loving and accepting them. As parents, throughout their growing years and beyond that, we need to be our kids’ best cheerleaders, guiding them and helping them find their way.
I have stopped asking my son to sit down and concentrate. Obviously, he is concentrating just in his own way and not mine. We need to learn to accept our kids’ ways of doing things. Some way may have worked for me but doesn’t mean we need to carry it through generations. There is nothing sweeter than being personal and unique (独特的). It makes us free and happy and that’s just the way I want my kids to live their own life.
47. Time and again the author got his son seated in order to make him ______.
A. work fast B. go polite C. stay relaxed D. keep attentive
48. The underlined “it” (in the first paragraph) probably refers to ______.
A. his son’s doing better while standing up
B. his failure in keeping his son under control
C. his own experience as a school boy
D. his disappointment with his active child
49. By this passage, the author attempts to tell other parents to ______.
A. correct their kids’ manners from the early ages
B. respect and trust their kids’ ways of behaviors
C. develop a good relationship with their children
D. guarantee their children’s freedom at home
50. Which of the following would be the best title of the passage?
A. Parental help with teens’ study
B. Adult influence on teen growth
C. Kids’ success in their own styles
D. Friendship between generations
Mary: Well, Susan, how was your shopping trip with Nancy this afternoon?
Susan: Don’t ask. 51
Mary: What do you mean? Something went wrong?
Susan： Went wrong? 52 Nancy thought I had said I would meet her at the department store at 2:30 when I really said 2:00. Then she thought we would meet at the main entrance in front when I really said at the east entrance on the Twelfth Street.
Susan: Yes! 54 I had given up waiting and went inside the women’s clothing department. So did she. Thus we met finally and it was 3:00 by then.
Mary: Did you get what you wanted? 55
Susan: A blouse, as a matter of fact. But by that time, all those on sale were gone. So I settled for a skirt.
A. Did you ever find each other?
B. But it was magical!
C. Actually, I’ve got the list ready.
D. I remember you said you wanted to get a sweater.
E. Did you get anything?
F. It could even be a disaster!
G. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
A 14-year-old girl was attacked by a grey bear while competing in a bike race. She managed to whisper the “bear” to her rescuer. The girl had serious head, neck and leg wounds. Now she is in a dangerous condition in hospital.
The girl was taking part in a 24-hour race through Bicentennial Park in Alaskawhen she was attacked by the bear. Bicentennial Park is next to Chugach State Park where some wild animals live.
The animal attacked the girl in a heavily wooded area at about 1:30 am. The girl called emergency services but she was unable to say any word. Another rider Peter Basinger found her lying unconscious on the ground. He told Anchorage Daily News that she managed to say the word “bear” when he stopped to help. Her helmet （头盔）had been knocked off in the attack and rolled into the woods. Mr Basinger waited with the girl for about 20 minutes until doctors arrived. Armed police travelled 3 km with doctors to pick up the girl.
Animal expert Rick Sinnot said something must be done as soon as possible to prevent the bear from attacking people again. “It was extremely terrifying,” he said.
Mr Sinnot told Anchorage Daily News that the bear might be a mother. It hurt two runners on a nearby path two weeks ago. He also said that the girl was lucky to have been wearing a bike helmet because the bear had bitten her head several times.
56. Who attacked the girl? (no more than 3 words)
57. What was the girl doing when she was attacked? (no more than 7 words)
58. What did the girl say to emergency services after the attack?
(no more than 1 word)
59. Who found the wounded girl in the woods first? (no more than 4 words)
60. What can we learn about bears from Mr Sinnot’s words in the last paragraph?
(no more than 10 words)
Nowadays many young students are like cigarettes. One reason is because they feel it’s a kind of fashion. By smoke, they can look cool. Some teenagers think smoking is good to social contact, so that they can develop social skill. Some others want reduce stress and become relaxing, so they join smokers. And in fact, smoking is a danger. It really do harm to health. Besides, many fire disasters is in one way or another related to smoking.
We have recently held a class meeting to discuss the pressure upon every one of us senior three students. _________________________________________________