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第三部分:阅读理解(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,共 30 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项。 A What is eBay? The simple answer is that it is a global trading platform where nearly anyone can trad

e practically anything. People can sell and buy all kinds of products and goods. Including cars, movies and DVDs, sporting goods, travel tickets, musical instruments, clothes and shoes-the list goes on and on. The idea came from Peter Omidyar, who was born in Paris and moved to Washington when he was still a child. At high school, he became very interested in computer programming and after graduating from Tuft University in 1988, he worked for the next few years as a computer engineer. In his free time he started Bay as a kind of hobby, at first offering the service free by word of mouth. By 1996 there was so much traffic on the website that he had to upgrade (升级) and he began charging a fee to members. Joined by a friend, Peter Skill, and in 1998 by his capable CEO, Meg Whitman, he has never looked back. Even in the great .com crashes of the late 1990s, eBay has gone from strength to strength. It is now one of the ten most visited online shopping websites on the Internet. eBay sells connections, not goods, putting buyers and sellers into contact with each other. All you have to do is to take an e-photo, write a description, fill out a sales form and you are in business; the world is your market place. Of course for each item(商品)sold, eBay gets a percentage and that is great deal of money. Every day there are more than sixteen million items listed on eBay and eighty percent of the items are sold. 51. We learn from the text that eBay provides people with______________. A. a way of buying and selling goods B. a website for them to upgrade C. a place to exhibit their own photos D. a chance to buy things at low prices 52. From ―he has never looked back ‖ in Paragraph 2, we learn that Peter______________. A. did not feel lonely B. was always hopeful C. did not think about the past D. became more and more successful 53. How does eBay make money from its website? A. By bringing sellers together. B. By charging for each sale. C. By listing items online. D. By making e-photos. B For five days, Edmonton's Downtown Park is transformed into one huge stage where artists are able to share their talents, and where people are able to celebrate and enjoy themselves. Since its beginning in 1980, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has been commemorating(纪念)the true feeling of what folk music is all about and that's the traditional togetherness(友爱)that is felt when people gather to share stories and feelings through songs. This year will be the sixth year when volunteer Riedel will be offering up her time to the festival. "People coming off a busy spring and summer have a moment of relaxation," Riedel said. "It's really easy to relax, and it's great seeing family and friends have fun together." These families and friends come from all different kinds of musical tastes. People who take pleasure in Blues are there, so are people who love Bluegrass. This festival does its best to develop everyone's musical interests. With so many years of experience, the festival has become a well-oiled machine, and does whatever it can to make attendees feel as comfortable as possible. There are free water stations throughout the venue

(举办地)for people to fill up their travel cups. When people buy food, reusable dishes are given a $2 plate fee, but that is returned when the plate is brought back. The festival has completely sold out of tickets, and in record time. But with big names such as Van Morrison and Jakob Dylan, it‘s easy to see how that was going to happen. There is no parking area during the festival, so using the Park & Ride system or Edmonton Transit is highly recommended. A bike lock-up area is provided and will be available from Thursday to Sunday one hour before the gates open until 45 minutes after the gates close. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival begins on Wednesday, Aug.4 with Van Morrison playing the special donation fund(基金)concert, and will finish up on Sunday, Aug.8. 54. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. It‘s hard for people to appreciate Blues. B. It costs people a little to fill up their cups from water stations. C. Riedel has volunteered for the festival for at least 5 years. D. People have to pay $2 for a plate of food. 55. We can learn from the passage that______________. A. people can get tickets easily for the festival B. driving one‘s own car to the festival is highly recommended C. bikes are available at the festival from Wednesday to Sunday D. the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is highly recommended 56. What would the best title for the passage? A. Folk Music of Blues B. One Festival for All C. Festival for family Gathering D. Edmonton‘s Downtown Park C Almost every day we come across situations in which we have to make decisions one way or another. Choice, we are given to believe, is a right. But for a good many people in the world,in rich and poor countries, choice is a luxury, something wonderful but hard to get, not a right. And for those who think they are exercising their right to make choices, the whole system is merely an illusion, a false idea created by companies and advertisers hoping to sell their products. The endless choice gives birth to anxiety in people‘s lives. Buying something as basic as a coffee pot is not exactly simple. Easy access to a wide range of everyday goods leads to a sense of powerlessness in many people, ending in the shopper giving up and walking away, or just buying an unsuitable item that is not really wanted. Recent studies in England have shown that many electrical goods bought in almost every family are not really needed. More difficult decision-making is then either avoided or trusted into the hands of the professionals, lifestyle instructors, or advisors. It is not just the availability of the goods that is the problem, but the speed with which new types of products come on the market. Advances in design and production help quicken the process. Products also need to have a short lifespan so that the public can be persuaded to replace them within a short time. The typical example is computers, which are almost out-of-date once they are bought. This indeed makes selection a problem. Gone are the days when one could just walk with ease into a shop and buy one thing; no choice, no anxiety. 57. What does the author try to argue in Paragraph 1?

A. The exercise of rights is a luxury. B. The practice of choice is difficult. C. The right of choice is given but at a price. D. Choice and right exist at the same time. 58. Why do more choices of goods cause anxiety? A. Professionals find it hard to decide on a suitable product. B. People are likely to find themselves overcome by business persuasion. C. Shoppers may find themselves lost in the broad range of items. D. Companies and advertisers are often misleading about the range of choice. 59. By using computers as an example, the author wants to prove that____________. A. advanced products meet the needs of people B. products of the latest design flood the market C. competitions are fierce in high-tech industry D. everyday goods need to be replaced often 60. What is this passage mainly about? A. The variety of choices in modern society. B. The opinions on people‘s rights in different countries. C. The problems about the availability of everyday goods. D. The helplessness in purchasing decisions. 第二部分 阅读理解(共 10 小题,每小题 2 分,满分 20 分) A In today's world, almost everyone knows that air pollution and water pollution are harmful (有害的) to people's health. However, not all the persons know that noise is also a kind of pollution, and that is harmful to human health, too. People who work and live under noisy conditions become deaf (聋). Today, however, scientists believe that 10 percent of workers in Britain are being deafened by the noise where they work. Many of the workers who print newspapers and books, and who weave (纺织) cloth become deaf. Quite a few people living near airports also become deaf. Recently it was discovered that many teenagers (青少年) in America could hear no better than 65-year-old people, for these young people like to listen to “pop” music and most of “pop” music is a kind of noise. Besides, noise produced by jet planes or machines will make people's life difficult and unpleasant, or even make people ill or even drive them mad (疯的). It is said that a continuous noise of over 85 decibels (分贝) can cause deafness. Nowadays the government in many countries have made laws to reduce or control noise and make it less than 85 decibels. In China, the people's government is trying to solve (解决) not only air and water pollution problems but also noise pollution problem. 36. Today scientists believe that __________. A. 90 percent of all the workers in Britain are not suffering from (受折磨) noise B. 10 percent of all the workers in Britain are working in noisy places C. the hearing of 10 percent of all the workers in Britain are being deafened by the noise where they work D. 90 percent of all the workers are free from any noise 37. Those who usually ___________ have poorer hearing. A. weave cloth B. print newspapers C. live near airports D. all the above 38. Recently many teenagers could hear even worse than 65-year-old people in America, because

________. A. they are too young to hear anything clearly B. their ears are still too small C. they haven't trained their hearing D. they listen to ―pop‖ music too much 39. According to the passage, a continuous noise of _________ decibels can make you deaf. A. 85 B. less than 85 C. more than 85 D. only 85 B The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel special. The origin(起源) of Father's Day is not clear, but no matter when the first true Father's Day appeared, the strongest supporter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon(布道) in 1909. Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War soldier, was left alone when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart had to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a farm in eastern Washington state. After Sonora became an adult, she realized the selflessness (无私) her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the sacrifices (牺牲) and was a courageous, selfless, and loving man. In 1909, Mrs. Dodd gave her own minister and others in Spokane some advice about having a church service devoted to fathers, thus Father‘s Day came into being. People celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special sweets, or visited their fathers if they lived apart. In early times, wearing flowers was a traditional way of celebrating Father‘s Day. People wore red roses to honor a father still living, and wore white flowers to honor a dead dad. When children can't visit their fathers or take them out to dinner, they send a greeting card. Traditionally, fathers like greeting cards. Most greeting cards have strange shapes, so fathers laugh when they open them. 40. Who first raised the idea of Father‘s Day? A. Sonora B. Smart C. Smart‘s wife D. Sonora‘s minister. 41. How many brothers and sisters did Sonora have altogether? A. three B. four C. five D. six 42. What was the traditional way of celebrating Father‘s Day in early times? A. Visiting fathers B. Taking fathers out to dinner C. Sending fathers greeting cards D. Wearing flowers 第三部分 任务阅读(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 阅读下面短文,并根据所阅读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最恰当的单词。 Today‘s Robot and Future‘s Robot The day that robots wake you up, clean your room and walk your dog might still be a few years off. But nowadays, engineers are saying that robots are going to make the leap(跳跃) from the factory floor to your family room. Ks5u What’s behind this new era (时代)? It’s a matter of technology. Tools that can recognize and respond to a human voice have been developed. There are now a few different ways for robots to move around. They can walk, or ride on wheels. They are being made smaller and smaller.

From the day Robert Adler invented the television in the 1950s, people around the world have tirelessly searched for ways to get lazier. To be sure, robots which walk on two legs and talk like people are still too complex(复杂的) for our present engineering abilities. Today‘s robot revolution is to make them for everyday use. Robots will do basic housework such as cleaning or gardening, or just help you have more fun on the basketball court. What makes a robot different from an ordinary cleaning machine is not the presence of computer chips (芯 片). Nowadays even your microwave has a computer chip. It is the ability to sense and make changes to the environment in real time. For example, a floor-cleaning robot should be able to sense your scared cat and move out of the way. Today‘s computing ability is, for the first time, able to make machines that could ―think‖, at least in certain limited ways. Robot Revolution What today‘s robot can do What (50) ____________ robot may do recognize and (46) ____________ to your voice talk like people sense and make some changes to the (51) ____________ work in the (47) ____________ (52) ____________ your dog move around, walk, or (48) ____________ on wheels (53) ____________ your floor (54) ____________ you up Different (49) ____________for robots to move around. Help you have more (55) __________on the basketball court.

第三节 阅读理解(共 20 小题,每小题 2 分,满分 40 分) 阅读以下五篇短文,从各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选出最佳选项: A One hot night last July, when our new baby wouldn‘t or couldn‘t sleep, I tried everything I could think of—a warm bottle, songs and gentle rocking. Nothing would settle him. Guessing that I had a long night ahead of me, I brought a portable TV into his room, figuring that watching the late movie was as good a way as any to kill off the hours till dawn. To my surprise, as soon as the TV lit up, the baby quieted right down, his little eyes focused brightly on the tube. Not to waste an opportunity for sleep, I then walked softly out of the room, leaving him to watch the actors celebrate John Bellushi‘s forty-fifth birthday. My wife and I heard no more of the baby that night, and the next morning when I went into his room again, I found him still watching TV himself. I found in my baby‘s behavior a symbol of the new generation. My wife and I had given him some books to examine, but he merely spit upon them. When we read to him, he did not feel comfortable. And so it is in the schools. We find that our students don‘t read, and that they look down upon reading and scold those of us who teach it. All they want to do is watch TV. After this experience with the baby, I have reached a

conclusion—Let them watch it! If television is that much more attractive to children than books, why should we figure about it? Let them watch as they want. 56. Why did the author bring a TV into his baby son‘s room? A. To make his son become quiet. B. In order not to let his baby feel lonely. C. To spend the night by watching TV program. D. To make his son go to sleep as soon as possible. 57. The baby’s reaction(反应) to the TV program is _________. A. calm B. exciting C. encouraging D. unexpected 58. The underlined phrase ―fight about‖ in the passage probably means ________. A. quarrel about B. think of C. care for D. talk over 59. From the passage, we know that the author is _________. A. an editor B. a teacher C. a writer D. a scholar(学者) B Our ―Mommy and Me‖ time began two years ago. My next-door neighbor and fellow mother, Christie, and I were our in our front yards, watching seven children of age six and under ride their bikes up and down. ―I wish I could take one of my children out alone,‖ said Christie. Then we worked out a plan. When Christie takes one of her children out alone, I‘ll watch her other three. And when she watched two of mine, I will take someone out. The children were extremely quick to accept the idea of ―Mommy and Me‖ time. Christie‘s daughter, McKenzie, went first. When she returned, the other children showered her with tons of questions. McKenzie was smiling broadly. Christie looked refreshed and happy. ―She is like a different kid when there‘s no one else around,‖ Christie shared with me quietly. With her mother all to herself, McKenzie didn‘t have to make any effort to gain attention. Just as Christie had noticed changes in McKenzie, I also discovered something different in each of my children during our alone times. For example, I‘m always surprised when my daughter, who is seldom close to me, holds my hand frequently. My stuttering(口吃的) son, Tom, doesn’t stutter once during our activities since he doesn’t have to struggle for a chance to speak. And the other son, Sam, who is always a follower when around other children, shines a leader during our times together. The ―Mommy and Me‖ time allows us to be simply alone and away with each child—talking, sharing and laughing, which has been the biggest gain. Every child deserves an only child at least once in a while. 60. What‘s the text mainly about? A. The basic needs of children. B. The happy life of two families. C. The experience of the only child being with mother. D. The advantage of spending time with one child at a time. 61. Right after McKenzie came back, the other children were ________. A. excited B. curious C. worried D. happy 62. What‘s one of the changes the author finds in her children? A. Tom has less difficulty in speaking. B. The daughter acts like a leader. C. Sam holds her hand more often. D. The boys become better followers 63. The author seems to believe that _________. A. Having brothers and sisters is fun B. it‘s tiring to look after three children C. every kid needs parents‘ full attention D. parents should watch others‘ kids


C Are your children liked by their teachers? All parents want their children to impress their teachers and succeed in school. You can get your children to impress their teachers by following these easy steps. Make sure they‘re prepared. Teachers are impressed by children coming to school prepared to learn. Make sure they have everything they need—pencils textbooks, erasers and so on. Require them to be active in class. Teach them to ask teachers questions when they don’t understand something. Some children think teachers are bothered by questions, but most teachers are impressed when children take the initiative(采取主动) in asking questions. They should take part in class discussions, giving their opinions politely. Keep your children healthy. If your children are tired and hungry, they won‘t be ready to learn. Children need at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Feed your children a solid breakfast and prepare a healthy lunch. Provide them with fruit and other healthy foods—apples or bananas are better for them than cookies. Make sure that your children do their homework. If they really don‘t understand it, discuss it with them patiently. Don‘t help them do their homework. Teachers can always tell who it is that does the work. Teach your children good manners and habits. Children need to arrive at the school punctually, and be polite to their teachers and classmates. Parents need to teach these skills at home. Nothing is sweeter than children who say ―please‖ and ―thank you‖, and these are children their teachers are certain to love. 64. The first paragraph serves as ________. A. an explanation B. an introduction C. a background D. a guidance 65. What should parents do according to the passage? A. They should ask their children‘s teachers questions at times. B. They should prepare their children cookies as well as fruits. C. They have to require their children to get materials for learning themselves. D. They ought to have discussions over difficulties with their children patiently. 66. Which of the following statements is Not true? A. Hungry and tired children can‘t focus on their study. B. Children should go to school on time and learn to behave well. C. Teachers aren‘t able to decide if parents do homework for their children. D. Teachers are impressed when children take an active part in class. 67. The passage mainly tells us that being parents, you should ________. A. help your children to impress their teachers at school B. ask your children to get ready for classes before going to school C. teach your children to be polite to both their teachers and classmates D. remind your children to observe all the rules when at school D Some time ago I discovered that one of my chairs had a broken leg. I didn’t think that there would be any difficulty in getting it repaired, as there are a whole lot of antique(古董) shops near my home. So I left home one morning carrying the chair with me. I went into the first shop expecting a friendly reception. I was quite wrong. The man wouldn‘t even look at my chair. The second shop, though slightly more polite, was just the same, the third and the fourth—so I decided that my approach must be wrong. I entered the fifth shop with a plan in my mind. I placed the chair on the floor and said to the shopkeeper, ―Would you like to buy a chair? Twenty pounds,‖ I said. ―OK,‖ he said, ―I‘ll give you twenty pounds.‖ ―It‘s got a slightly broken leg,‖ I said. “Yes, I saw that. It‘s nothing.‖

Everything was going according to the plan and I was getting excited. ―What will you do with it? I asked. ―Oh, it will be easy to sell once the repair is done.‖ ―I‘ll buy it,‖ I said. ―What do you mean? You‘ve just said sold it to me,‖ he said. ―Yes, I know but I‘ve changed my mind. I‘m sorry. I‘ll give you twenty-seven pounds for it.‖ ―You must be crazy,‖ he said. Then suddenly the penny dropped. ―I know what you want. You want me to repair your chair.‖ ―You‘re right,‖ I said, ―and what would you have done if I had walked in and asked ?Would you mend this chair for me?‘‖ ―I wouldn‘t have agreed to do it,‖ he said. ―We don‘t do repairs, not enough money in it and too much trouble. But I‘ll mend this for you. Shall we say for a fiver?‖ He was a very nice man and was greatly amused by the whole thing. 68. We can learn from the text that in the first shop the writer ________. A. was rather impolite B. was warmly received C. asked the shopkeeper to buy his chair D. asked the shopkeeper to repair his chair 69. The underlined word ―approach‖ in the second paragraph means __________. A. plan to deal with things B. decision to sell things C. idea of repairing things D. way of doing things 70. The expression ―the penny dropped‖ in the last paragraph means that the shopkeeper ______. A. changed his mind B. saw the writer‘s purpose C. accepted the offer D. decided to help the writer 71. From the text, we can learn that the write was a _____ person. A. smart B. tricky C. cautious D. humorous E Happy Leap Day! Leap Day, you ask? Yes, it‘s February 29. You may notice this date didn‘t app ear on last year‘s calendar, or the year before that, or … That‘s because Leap Day happens once every four years –and 2008 is a leap year. A leap year has 366 days instead of the usual 365 that an ordinary year has. An extra day is added to the calendar in a leap year, and here‘s why: The 365 days of the calendar are meant to match up with the solar year. A solar year is the time it takes the Earth to complete its orbit around the Sun, about one year. But the Earth‘s yearly trip around the Sun takes a bit longer than 365 days. The orbit takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds, to be exact. That time equals roughly one quarter of a day., so the calendar and the solar year don‘t match accurately. After a few years, that extra time in the solar year begins to accumulate. After four years, for example, the four extra quarter days will make the calendar fall behind the solar year by about a day. According to the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies—a club for people born on Leap Day—there are an estimated 4 million people whose birthdays come but once every four years. But who wants to wait four years to celebrate his/her birthday? Most celebrate yearly on February 28 or March 1. There was a time when strict rules prevented women from proposing marriage to their beloved. In most cultures, that‘s not the case anymore. In fact, female pioneers who thought this rule was clearly unfair managed to get Leap Year established as an acceptable time for women to pop the question to unmarried men. So on February 29, a man could be surprised with an offer he couldn ’ t refuse. The first documentation(文献的使用) of this day of ladies’ choice was in 1288 in Scotland. Officials then decided to pass a law that allowed women to propose marriage to men of their choice in that year. They also made it law that any man who said no to a proposal in a leap day had to pay a fine. The fine could range(范围 在??之间)from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves. 72. According to the first two paragraphs, we can conclude that _________. A. February 29 never appears on the calendar.

B. February 29 comes once every four years, every Leap Year C. an ordinary year has one more day than a leap year D. 2008 has 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds 73. What does the underlined phrase ―pop the question‖ probably means _______. A. Propose marriage B. Refuse marriage C. Ask questions D. Give directions 74. In the last paragraph, the underlined ―they‖ refers to _______. A. unmarried men B. single ladies C. Officials D. the Scottish 75. Which topic can best describe the last paragraph? A. What Can Ladies Do With the Extra Day? B. It‘s Unfair to Prevent Ladies From Offering Love. C. Respect Ladies in Leap Year. D. Leap Year Is Ladies‘ Choice. 第一节 短文填词(共 10 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 阅读下面短文, 依据以下提示:1)汉语提示,2)首字母提示,3)语境提示,在每个空格内 填入一个适当的英语单词,并将该词完整地填写在右边相对应的横线上。所填单词要求意义准确和 拼写正确。 Dear Bob, I learnt about you from my English teacher, Miss Fang. I‘d like to have you b_______ my pen friend, and get to know more 76. _________ about your country. First let me tell you something about m_______. 77. _________ I‘m a student n______ Li Hua, living in Beijing, which is the 78. _________ c________ of the PRC. I study in Hongqi Senior High School. 79. _________ This is a large and beautiful school, and I e_______ everything in 80. _________ and around it. We are required to learn quite a few _______(科目), 81. _________ such as Math, Chinese, English and physics. I u______ to play 82. _________ table tennis a lot in my spare time. H_______, now I say, I show 83.__________ ________(爱好) in football. Do you go in for any ball games? What 84. _________ is your favorite? I am looking forward to getting a _____ from you 85. _________ soon. Best wishes!


第二部分:英语知识运用(满分 30 分) 第一节:语法和词汇知识 (满分 10 分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21. Now we can pick up _____ weather information from _____ new type of weather satellite. A. the; a B. /; / C. /; a D. a; a 22. His excuse was made up so well that nobody was in any _____ about it. A. trouble B. wonder C. doubt D. question 23. —Where did you get to know her? —It was on the farm ______ we worked. A. that B. in which C. which D. where 24. The field research will take Joan and Paul about five months; it will be a long time _____ we meet them again. A. after B. before C. since D. when 25. Never waste anything, but ______ never waste time. A. in total B. after all C. in other words D. above all 26. ______ time going by, the computer was made smaller and smaller. A. When B. With C. As D. For 27. A new cinema ________ here. They hope to finish it next month.

A. will be built B. is built C. has been built D. is being built 28. I‘d appreciate _____ if you would like to teach me how to use the computer. A. that B. it C. this D. you 29. —It‘s freezing cold today, isn‘t it? —Yes. ________yesterday. A. So was it B. So it was C. Nor it was D. Nor was it 30. Only then ______ how much damage had been caused. A. had she realized B. she realized C. did she realize D. she had realized 31. Reading books was the only habit that he _______ when he was in the university. A. fell B. formed C. got D. fixed 32. Chaplin, for ______ life had once been very hard, was a success as an actor. A. whose B. his C. whom D. that 33. When you get the paper back, pay special attention to what ________. A. has marked B. has been marked C. is being marked D. had been marked 34. I was surprised that the taxi driver was not familiar ______ the road that was familiar ______ me. A. with; to B. about; to C. to; with D. about; with 35. The man you had been thinking highly of _______ dishonest. A. proving B. proved C. was proved D. being proved 36. I ______ him to give up carrying out the plan, but he didn‘t. A. persuaded B. talked C. advised D. hoped 37. Now we have reached a stage _______ we have no one to rely on but ourselves. A. where B. when C. which D. that 38. Every week it takes him some time to ______ the books, magazines and notebooks. A. set up B. pick up C. sort out D. make out 39. —I‘m afraid the shop is closed at this time of the day. —No. It will ________ open until 12 o‘clock in the evening. A. remain B. last C. insist D. get 40. Helen is very _______ and she is even easy to get angry with some unimportant matters. A. mean B. worried C. crazy D. sensitive 42. A. come up with B. catch up with C. think much of D. put up with 43. A. time B. work C. money D. coin 44. A. separated B. cried C. moved D. struggled 45. A. never B. ever C. always D. sometimes 46. A. Immediately B. Finally C. Luckily D. Suddenly 47. A. picked out B. took up C. picked up D. kicked about 48. A. opinion B. present C. treasure D. fortune 49. A. would B. could C. should D. might 50. A. courage B. pride C. excitement D. confidence 51. A. how B. what C. if D. why 52. A. gave B. paid C. spent D. showed 53. A. sit B. wait C. play D. look 54. A. lonely B. disappointed C. bored D. sad

55. A. laid B. lay C. put D. left 56. A. reliable B. true C. right D. serious 57. A. Someone . Everyone C. No one D. Anyone 58. A. happened B. preferred C. promised D. agreed 59. A. on hold B. on business C. on show D. on sale 60. A. handed B. passed C. placed D. held 第三部分:阅读理解(满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中选出一个最佳选项。 A Islamabad, Pakistan, June 22nd—Two mountain climbers surprisingly survived a fall of over 500 feet on the 25530-foot mountain in Pakistan Saturday. The two climbers were climbing an ice-covered wall of the mountain when they suddenly lost their footing and fell about 560 feet to a narrow snow-covered ledge(悬崖突出部分) below. “We were lucky that ledge was there,” said the climbers. “Otherwise, we would have fallen over 2000 feet.”If the ledge had not been there, the two climbers would almost certainly have met their death. ―It‘s a wonder,‖ the climbers said, ―that we landed on the ledge, and the snow was loose enough to cushion our fall. We are thankful that we survived.‖ When a reporter asked them if they planned to give up mountain climbing after their narrow escape, the two climbers replied, ―Not at all. We‘ll be going back up there just as soon as we get out of the hospital.‖ 61. The mountain climbers survived because ______. A. they had fallen only 500 feet down B. of the ledge and the loose snow on it C. the ground was deep in snow D. of effective protective measures 62. The underlined word ―cushion‖ in the first paragraph most probably means ______. A. to prevent sth. from falling down B. to make a fall slower C. to make a fall or hit less painful D. to hold sth. up 63. How high was the ledge from the foot of the mountain? A. Over 2560 feet high B. Over 2000 feet high C. 25530 feet high D. Over 1400 feet high 64. What are the two climbers going to do when they get well again? A. To go ahead with the climbing. B. To give up mountain climbing. C. To take up some other activities. D. To go back to the snow-covered ledge. B Many Web sites offer free services to create personal Web pages and fill them with writings and pictures. These sites include ―MySpace‖, used mainly by teenagers and young adults. MySpace is an online community that lets people share messages and pictures with an increasing number of friends. It is the most popular social networking site on the Web. YouTube is another Internet site that became more popular this year. This Web site lets anyone create, share and watch short videos. People can watch almost anything on YouTube: news, sports and entertainment events. There are music videos, and videos made by people in their own homes. These include videos of people singing or dancing, or animals doing funny things. Three young men created YouTube almost two years ago as a personal video sharing service. They recently sold it to Google for more than one and a half billion dollars. Games and entertainment also became a larger part of the Internet this year. One Internet social site is called Second Life. It is an online world in which computer users create a new self and live a different life.

They get married, build homes, operate businesses, buy and sell goods, work, play and attend school. 65. People around the world use blogs to . A. buy goods B. express themselves C. listen to music D. watch videos 66. MySpace is popular with young people because they can there. A. share information and photos with friends B. watch short videos C. play games D. get free services 67. People visit YouTube to there. A. do funny things with animals B. sing and dance to music C. watch TV series D. produce and enjoy videos 68. If you want to experience a life different from reality, you can use ______. A. the blog B. MySpace C. YouTube D. Second Life C Tales From Animal Hospital David Grant David Grant has become a familiar face to millions of fans of Animal Hospital. Here Dr Grant tells us the very best of his personal stories about the animals he has treated, including familiar patients such as the dogs Snowy and Duchess, the delightful cat Marigold Diamond. He also takes the reader behind the scenes at Harmsworth Memorial Animal Hospital as he describes his day, from ordinary medical check-ups to surgery (外科手术). Tales From Animal Hospital will delight all fans of the program and anyone who has a lively interest in their pet, whether it is a cat, a dog or a snake! $14.99 Hardback; 272pages. ISBN 0751304417 Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer(魔法师) Michael White From the author of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, comes this colourful description of the life of the world‘s first modern scientist. Interesting yet based on fact, Michael White‘s learned yet readable new book offers a true picture of Newton completely different from what people commonly know about him. Newton is shown as a gifted scientist with very human weaknesses who stood at the point in history where magic (魔术) ended and science began. £8.99 Hardback; 320pages. ISBN 1857024168 Fermat’s Last Theorem(定理) Simon Singh In 1963 a schoolboy called Andrew Wiles reading in his school library came across the world‘s greatest mathematical problem: Fermat‘s Last Theorem. First put forward by the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in the seventeenth century, the theorem had baffled and beaten the finest mathematical minds, including a French woman scientist who made a major advance in working out the problem, and who had to dress like a man in order to be able to study at the Ecole Polytechnique. Through unbelievable determination Andrew Wiles finally worked out the problem in 1995. An unusual story of human effort over three centuries, Fermat‘ Last Theorem will delight specialists and general readers alike. £12.99 Hardback; 384 pages. ISBN 1857025210 69. What is Animal Hospital?

A. A hospital for animals. B. A popular book about animals. C. A pet center. D. A TV program about animals. 70. In Michael White‘s book, Newton is described as _________. A. a person who looked different from his pictures B. a person who lived a colourful life C. a great but not perfect man D. an old-time magician 71. Which of the following best explains the meaning of the word ―baffle‖ as it is used in the text? A. To encourage people to raise questions. B. To cause difficulty in understanding. C. To provide a person with an explanation. D. To limit people‘s imagination. 72. What is the purpose of writing these three texts? A. To make the books easier to read. B. To show the importance of science. C. To introduce some famous persons. D. To sell the books. D “It‘s over! Thank goodness!‖ School was over and I was tired. I sat at the front of the school bus. Janie, the driver, tries to break the uncomfortable atmosphere by striking the match of talks. I try to listen politely, but usually I am too busy thinking about my day. On this day, however, her talk was worth listening to. “My father‘s ill,‖ she said to no one in particular. I could see worry in her eyes. I had never seen her like this before. She always meets students with a smile. With a sudden change of interest, I asked, ―What‘s wrong with him?‖ With her eyes wet and her voice unusual, she answered, ―Heart trouble.‖ Her eyes lowered as she continued, ―I‘ve already lost my mum, so I don‘t think I can stand losing him.‖ I couldn‘t answer. My heart ached for her. I sat on the seat thinking of the great pain my own mother was thrown into when her father died. I saw how hard it was, and still is, for her. I wouldn‘t want anyone to go through that. Suddenly I realized Janie was more than a bus driver. That was just her job. She had a whole world of family and cares for them too. I suddenly felt very selfish. I paid no attention to Janie because she was a bus driver. I had judged her by her job and brushed her off as unimportant. I shouldn‘t have been so selfish and self-centered. Understanding people is an art. 73. When the students get on the school bus, Janie usually _______. A. tries to break the silence B. speaks to herself C. sits on her seat without words D. meets them with a smile 74. After she learned Janie‘s story, the author thought of _______. A. Janie‘s pain when her mother died B. her mother‘s pain when the author‘s father died C. her mother‘s pain when the author‘s grandfather died D. the author‘s pain when her own father died E How hard we have all prayed to grow up quickly, and looked forward to the happy days of being a

grown-up and enjoying the many interests that a youth should have.? At last, you have grown up. At least you are no longer a child. They call you ―young lady‖. You then enjoy the pleasure of being a young lady. You are proud of being a grown-up teenager. People welcome you ―this young lady‖ heartily. You are glad that your prayer has been answered.? But there is always something that troubles you a lot. You say; “Papa and Mama, give me some money please. My pocket money is all gone already.”? “No”, they say, “your age is a dangerous age. If you have too much money to spend, it won’t do you any good.” Then you have to stay at home because you dare not go out with an empty pocket.? Another time you tell your grandma, “Grandma, see, I am a grown-up now.”? “Good, now, you can sit here and knit (编织) this for me while I go and have a rest.” To show that you are no more a child, you have to sit there the whole afternoon doing the work, which only a grown-up can do. After an hour, you find it hard to do, and give the knitting basket back to your grandma. Your grandma criticizes your work. You hear what she says, “Such a big girl can’t do such easy work.” You wish then you were a child again.? But the fact is, you are growing up, and you can‘t help it. That‘s the way it goes! 77. The passage tells about _______ problems. A. a growing-up boy‘s B. a teenage girl‘s C. a young woman‘s D. a grown-up‘s 78. It is clear that the writer, as a teenager, ______. A. is pleased with the present life B. never dreamed of becoming grown-up C. doesn‘t think her present life happy enough D. knows happy life will come to her soon 79. How does she know her prayer has been answered? A. People treat her as a young lady. B. She is no longer a kid. C. Parents no longer give her pocket money. D. She can join in all kinds of activities with peers(同龄人). 80. From what her parents say, we know _______. A. they don‘t like her to go out B. it‘s dangerous for a girl to take too much money C. they love her less than before D. they still regard her as a child 第Ⅱ卷(共 20 分) 第一节:完成句子 (满分 8 分) 1. After ___________(从?毕业) college, we finally got the chance to take a bike trip. 2. In fifteen terrible seconds a large city _________ ________ _________(成为废墟). 3. Only athletes who have reached the agreed standard for their event ________ _______ __________ _______ (才会被接受为) competitors. 4. We do not know when this world ________ ________ _______(形成). 5. _______ _______ ________(在某种程度上) our programmer is like our coach. 6. I went to see my grandparents _________ _________ _________(每两周).

7. Many rare animals _________ _________ ____________(正被保护) in the nature reserves nowadays. 8. Nobody _________ _________ _________(确切地知道) why and how dinosaurs disappeared from the earth in such a short time. 9. To be honest, a lot of people ___________ __________ ____________ _______ (认为?很重要) becoming rich and famous. 10. China _____________ __________ ____________(成功举办了) the 29th Olympic Games. 11. The band _________ ________ (解散) about 1970, but happily they reunited in the mid-1980s. 12. Most students study and rest ___________ __________(根据) schedules. 13. He is the vice-president ________ __________ _________(负责) sales in the company. 14. ________ ___________ _________(除了?还) English and Chinese, he also knows French. 15. The sign X ________ ________ (代表) an unknown number. 16. In relief Daisy __________ _________ ____________(突然笑起来).

一. 单项选择(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,共 15 分) 1. ------ How often do you go to the cinema? -----,but usually twice a month. A. It all depends B. Have no idea C. As usual D. Not at all 2. The boy that his cock an egg yesterday. A. lied, lay B. lied; laid C. lay; lied D. laid; lain 3. he can pass the entrance examination is quite uncertain. A. If B. Whether C. That D. What 4. makes this shop different is that it offers more personal services. A. What B. Who C. Whatever D. Whoever 5. What we used to think impossible now does seem possible. A. is B. was C. has been D. will be 6. As the busiest woman in Norton, she made her duty to look after all the other people‘s affairs in that town. A. this B. that C. one D. it 7. days went by, he didn‘t succeed in anything he had planned. A. With B. When C. As D. While 8. It‘s accepted that men like playing football more than women. A. especially B. generally C. simply D. totally 9. The young dancers looked so charming in their beautiful clothes that we took ________ pictures of them. A. many of B. masses of C. the number of D. a large amount of 10. How the big forest fire has remains to be a mystery. A. taken place B. turned up C. broken out D.broken up 11. ------ I‘m thinking of the test tomorrow. I‘m afraid I can‘t pass this time. -----! I‘m sure you‘ll make it. A. Go ahead B. Good luck C. No problem D. Cheer up 12. We must do whatever we can to the river being polluted any more. A. separate B. keep C. prevent D. guard

13. Going on a trip into space must be quite exciting experience. A. / ; the B. the; the C. the; an D./ ; an 14. China is a country, but America is a country. A. developing; developing B. developed; developed C. developing; developed D. developed; developing 15. ------ What happened to you just now, Daisy? ------ My key was missing. I had to the door open. A. force B. keep C. break D. leave 二. 完型填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,共 30 分) People often say that the Englishman‘s home is his castle. They mean that the home is very important and __16__. Most people in Britain live in houses __17__ flats, and many people own their homes. This means that they can make them individual; they can __18__ them and change them in any way they __19__ . In a crowded city the individual knows that he or she has a private space which is __20__ for himself of herself and for __21__ friends. People usually like to __22__ their space. Are you sitting now in your home or in a library or on a beach or a train? If you are on the beach you may have spread your __23__ around you; on the train you may have __24__ your coat or small bag on the seat beside you; in a library you may have one __25__ or chair which is your own. Once I was traveling on a __26__ to London. I was in a section for four people and there was a table between us. The man on the __27__ side to me had his briefcase on the table. There was no __28__ on my side of the table at all. I was made rather __29__, I thought he thought that he owned the __30__ table. I took various papers out of my bag and put them on __31 __! When I did this he stiffened and his eyes nearly popped out of his head. I had __32__ his space! A few minutes later I took my papers __33__ his case in order to read them. He immediately __34__ his case to his side of the table. (Of course , it is __35__ that he just wanted to be helped to me ! ) 16. A. helpful B. personal C. necessary D. useful 17. A. rather than B. as well as C. as a result of D. or rather 18. A. buy B. leave C. paint D. offer 19. A. make B. clear C. like D. prepare 20. A. only B. already C. ever D. even 21. A. unwanted B. close C. sick D. invited 22. A. mark B. decide C. choose D. keep 23. A. towels B. sands C. papers D. flags 24. A. find B. give C. put D. store 25. A. book B. corner C. companion D. meal 26. A. plane B. train C. way D. street 27. A. opposite B. back C. wrong D. good 28. A. matter B. weight C. light D. space 29. A. angry B. hurt C. fearful D. busy 30. A. right B. only C. small D. whole 31. A. the table B. his case C. the seat D. his side 32. A. invaded B. shut C. separated D. shared 33. A. into B. for C. off D. out of

34. A. hid B. set C. moved D. kept 35. A. possible B. true C. wonderful D. ordinary 三. 阅读理解(共 10 小题;每小题 2 分,共 20 分) A English is fast becoming the language of science around the world, but what is its future among everyday speakers? One expert points out that the percentage(比率) of native English speakers is declining(降低) globally while the languages of other rapidly growing regions are being spoken by increasing numbers of people. But English will continue to remain widespread and important. However, British language scholar David Graddol says English will probably drop in dominance(主导) by the middle of this century to rank, after Chinese, about equally with Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu. “The number of people speaking English as a first language continues to rise, but it isn‘t rising nearly as fast as the numbers of many other languages around the world, simply because the main population group has been largely in the less developed countries where languages other than English have been spoken,” he says. In a recent article in the journal Science, Mr. Graddol noted that three languages that are not near the top of the list of the most widely spoken now might be there soon. These are Bengali, Tamil, and Malay, spoken in south and Southeast Asia. David Crystal, the author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, says about 1.5 billion of the world‘s six billion people speak it as a second tongue compared to the 400 million native speakers. But another expert on the English language says Mr. Graddol underestimates (低估) the future of its dominance. “Nobody quite knows what’s going to happen because no language has been in this position before. But all the evidence (证 据) suggests that the English language snowball is rolling down a hill and is getting faster,‖ he said. 36. In David Graddol‘s opinion, English will _______. A. remain widespread and important B. be more important than any other language C. lose its dominant position D. die away in the near future 37. The underlined sentence in the last paragraph implies that ______. A. snowballs will roll down faster than language balls B. the English language snowball is rolling down faster than any time in the past C. English language will soon drop in dominance D. more and more language users will choose English 38. How many experts does the passage mention who express their ideas about the future of English? A. 2. B. 3. C. 4. D. 5. 39. According to David Graddol, which of the following will possibly be one of the languages that will be most widely spoken? A. Malay. B. Arabic. C. Urdu. D. German. 40. What should be the best title for the passage? A. English Remaining the Dominant Position B. The Future of English? Who Knows?

C. Opinions from Different Experts D. The English Language Snowball Rolling Down B Language learning begins with listening. Children are greatly different in the amount of listening they do before they start speaking, and later starters are often long listeners .Most children will ―obey‖ spoken instructions some time before they can speak, though the word ―obey‖ is hardly accurate as a description of the eager and delighted cooperation usually shown by the child .Before they can speak, many children will also ask questions by gesture and by making questioning noises. Any attempt to study the development from the noises babies make to their first spoken words leads to considerable difficulties. It is agreed that they enjoy making noises, and that during the first few months one or two noises sort themselves as particularly expressive as delight, pain, friendliness, and so on. But since these can‘t be said to show the baby‘s intention to communicate, they can hardly be regarded as early forms of language. It is agreed, too, that from about three months they play with sounds for enjoyment, and that by six months they are able to add new words to their store. This self-imitation(模仿)leads on to deliberate(有意的)imitation of sounds made or words spoken to them by other people. The problem then arises as to the point at which one can say that these imitations can be considered as speech. It is a problem we need to get out teeth into. The meaning of a word depends on what a particular person means by it in a particular situation and it is clear that what a child means by a word will change as he gains more experience of the world .Thus the use at seven months of ―mama‖ as a greeting for his mother cannot be dismissed as a meaningless sound simply because he also uses it at other times for his father, his dog, or anything else he likes. Playful and meaningless imitation of what other people say continues after the child has begun to speak for himself, I doubt, however whether anything is gained when parents take advantage of this ability in an attempt to teach new sounds. 41. Before children start speaking________. A. they need equal amount of listening B. they need different amounts of listening C. they are all eager to cooperate with the adults by obeying spoken instructions D. they can‘t understand and obey the adult‘s oral instructions 42. Children who start speaking late ________. A. may have problems with their listening B. probably do not hear enough language spoken around them C. usually pay close attention to what they hear D. often take a long time in learning to listen properly 43. A baby‘s first noises are ________. A. an expression of his moods and feelings B. an early form of language C. a sign that he means to tell you something D. an imitation of the speech of adults 44. The problem of deciding at what point a baby‘s imitations can be considered as speech________.

A. is important because words have different meanings for different people B .is not especially important because the changeover takes place gradually C. is one that should be properly understood because the meaning of words changes with age D. is one that should be completely ignored(忽略)because children’s use of words is often meaningless 45. The speaker implies________. A. parents can never hope to teach their children new sounds B. children no longer imitate people after they begin to speak C. children who are good at imitating learn new words more quickly D. even after they have learnt to speak, children still enjoy imitating

卷 II 一. 单词拼写 (10 分) 1. There is too much (暴力) on TV. 2. With the d of economy, people‘s living standards are higher now. 3. Every night he observes the space through a t . . 4. The illness is s through the village. 5. One cannot e without air. 6. You will (逐渐地) get used to the weather here. 7. By the time they reached the top of the mountain, they were (精疲力尽). 8. There is a big underground railway (系统) in London, which is good for travelers. 9. Zhang Heng was one of the most famous Chinese a in the world. 10. The mammals (繁殖) when the animals, harmful to them, disappeared. 二. 翻译下面短语 (15 分) 1.太阳系 2.及时,总有一天 3.阻止,制止 4.依靠,信赖 5.感到高兴 6.既然,由于 7.一般而言 8.熟悉,掌握 9.突发,爆发 10.与?不同 11.冷却 12.全球变暖 13.二氧化碳 14. 在表面上 15. 好象 三. 用以上短语的正确形式填空 (10 分) 1. It was almost midnight that a fire _____________ in the neighborhood. 2. ______________ you are here, why not have a drink? 3. ---Did you catch your plane? ---Yes, we got there just _______________ . 4. The dish tastes good after it _________________ . 5. ---Will you go fishing this afternoon? ---Well, it all _______________ the weather. 6. After a while I ________________ it and we began to enjoy ourselves. 7. The fans _______________ when they saw the famous film stars arrive.

8. Country life is quite _______________ city life. 9. We should find some ways to _________ the harmful gas ______ spreading. 10.____________________ women cry more easily than men.




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