1. Fill in the blanks.(30%) (A) It was getting dark when I got home. It was cold and I 1_____________ (wear) a coat. I walked up to the door and put my hand into my pocket
2________ (take) out my key but I 3_________ find it. I suddenly remembered that I 4__________ (leave) it on my desk in the office. It really didn’t make any difference. I knew my wife 5 ________ (be) at home and the children must have come back from school by now, so I 6________ (knock) at the door. There was no answer, so I knocked again. I continued knocking at the door for some time. I 7___________ (get) angry. Then I remembered something the office boy had told me at noon. He said that my wife 8________ (phone) saying that she 9____________ (go) shopping in the afternoon with the children. There 10_____ (be) only one thing for me to do: I had to climb in through a window. (B) When he was a little boy, Christopher Cockerel once watched his mother 1________ (turn) the wheel of her sewing-machine with her hand. “Wouldn't it work quicker if a machine turned the wheel for you?” he asked. “I suppose it would,” said his mother, without paying him any attention. Christopher 2________ (know) she always had a lot of work, and he wanted 3________ (help) her. Up in his bedroom there was a toy steam-engine which his father 4_________ (buy) him as a gift. “I 5___________ (make) better use of it,” little Christopher said to himself. So, when his mother 6__________ (not use) her sewing-machine, he fixed the toy steam-engine onto it. When the job 7___________ (finish), he was quite pleased, thinking his mother would like it. “Very clever,” his mother said, when she saw it. Then she sat down and went on 8 ________ (turn) the wheel by hand. “I 9 ______________ (work) like this for too many years,” she explained. This taught Christopher Cockerel the lesson that anyone who tries 10___________ (improve) anything has to learn: Many people don’t like new ideas.
2. Use of phrases: (30%) Directions: Choose the proper phrases from the box and complete each of the following sentences in their appropriate forms. give up; take up; be involved in; from all walks of life; work out; be made up of; put/keep…in good order; all through one’s life take an interest in; operate on;
1. The death of her beloved son in Wenchuan earthquake remained unforgettable____________. 2. In order to deliver an effective speech, you should ____________________much practice after writing your speech. 3. Because an election was in progress, voters _________________were heatedly discussing political problems. 4. After being trained in the army for several years, Mike forms the habit of _________________everything in his room_______________________. 5. The medical team from Japan__________________ two excellent doctors and five experienced nurse. 6. Mary lost her consciousness when she was ________________________. 7. the man is too stubborn(固执的)____________________smoking though he is well aware of its harm to his health. 8. China will ___________________________a plan for sending a spacecraft to Mars. 9. with the debuting (首演) of the movie ”The Da Vinci Code”, people began to ________________________reading the novel by Dan Brown. 10. Dogs can ________________________early detection of cancers by sniffing(嗅) the person’s breath, a new study shows. 3. Reading.(24%) (A) Being a normal, healthy nineteen-year-old, Rhona was in the habit of falling asleep the moment her head touched her pillow and not wakening up again until her mother called her at seven-thirty. When she awoke that morning in the grey light of early dawn, she had no idea what had disturbed her. Then she imagined, or thought she imagined, a faint smell of smoke around her nostrils (鼻孔). What was strange, though, was the very fact that she was wide awake and, according to her bedside clock, it was only a quarter to four. She sat up, listening, alert. There was definitely a smell of burning. Rising quickly, she crossed to the window and opened it quietly, thinking it would be the remains of some garden bonfire. But it wasn’t. She saw smoke and flames billowing out of a downstairs window next door. Barefoot and in pyjamas, she ran first to her parents’ room, opening their door to call, “Mum! Dad! There’s a fire next door!” Downstairs in a flash, she hurriedly dialed 999 and gave her name and address in
clear, brief tones. By the time she had finished, Graeme, her elder brother, was coming running downstairs. “You go to their front door—I’ll go to the back,” she said to him. As she banged on their neighbors’ back door, she could hear a child crying in fear. Without stopping to think, Rhona lifted the large doorstop and smashed it through a glass panel, put her hand in and turned the key which opened the door. Through the smoke she saw a drying screen hung with white washing and she grabbed at as many of the damp clothes as she could on her way past towards the stairs. Halfway up she met Mr Parker carrying the baby and she hurriedly gave him some wet towels before doing the same for Mrs Parker who was behind him leading two-year-old Clare by the hand. “Crouch down as low as you can,” Rhona directed them as she took the child’s other hand. Within a matter of seconds the family was safely outside. 1. Rhona woke up early in the morning because_________. A. her mother called her for an emergency B. she heard a baby crying in fear downstairs C. she smelt something burning in the air D. the alarm clock rang as she set it 2. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? A. Rhona, together with her brother, Graeme, went to the Parkers’ rescue. B. The Parkers escaped from the burning house together. C. Rhona broke into the house by back door after smashing the glass panel. D. Rhona covered her mouth with the damp clothes before entering the Parkers’. 3. According to the article, Rhona can be best described as _________. A. alert and timid B. courageous and stressed C. panic and sympathetic D. decisive and responsive 4. It can be inferred that when the fire broke out, _________. A. The Parkers were at a loss what to do B. Rhona had a good knowledge of survival skills C. Rhona showed the Parkers a safe fire escape D. Rhona’s parents helped to save the scared children (B) In 1991, high in the mountains of Europe, hikers made a discovery: a dead man partly frozen in the ice. However, the police investigation soon became a scientific one. Carbon dating indicated that the man died over 5,300 years ago. Today he is known as the Iceman and has been nicknamed “?tzi” for the ?tztal Alps where he was found. Kept in perfect condition by the ice, he is the oldest complete human body on the earth. Scientists think he was an important person in his society. An examination of his teeth and skull tells us that he was not a young man. His arms were not the arms of a laborer. His dagger (匕首) was made of stone, but he carried a copper axe. This
implies wealth, and he was probably from the upper classes. We know he could make fire, as a fire-starting kit was discovered with him. Even the food he had eaten enabled scientists to reason exactly where in Italy he lived. But why did the Iceman die in such a high and icy place? There have been many theories. Some said he was a lost shepherd. Others thought he was killed in a religious ceremony. Over the years since he was found, tiny scientific discoveries have led to great changes in our understanding of the story of the Iceman. The newest scientific information indicates that he was cruelly murdered. “Even five years ago, the story was that he fled up there and walked around in the snow and probably died of exposure,” said Klaus Oeggl, a scientist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. “Now it’s all changed. It’s more like a … crime scene.” In June 2001, an X-ray examination of the body showed a small dark shape beneath the Iceman’s left shoulder. It was the stone head of an arrow. It had caused a deadly injury that probably killed him very quickly. In 2003, an Australian scientist discovered the blood of four different people on the clothes of the Iceman. Did a bloody fight take place before his murder? Injuries on his hand and head indicate that this may be true. One theory, put forward by archeologist (考古学家) Walter Leitner, says that the Iceman’s murder was the end of a fight for power among his people. However, this idea is certainly debatable. 5. What does “?tzi” refer to ________. A. the oldest perfectly preserved human body B. the most famous tourist attraction ?tztal Alps C. an important discovery by the police of Europe D. the person living in ?tztal Alps for a long time 6. After the examination of the Iceman, scientists believe that ________. A. he died at an early age B. he made a fire-starting kit C. he had a higher social status D. he was born at a village in Italy 7. According to Klaus Oeggl, the Iceman died from________. A. a serious disease B. a snow disaster C. a religious faith D. a terrible murder 8. What is the passage mainly talking about? A. The life of ancient people in the Alps Mountains. B. The cruel religious life of the Europeans in the past. C. The discovery and possible cause of death of the Iceman. D. The application of carbon dating technology to the Iceman.
4. Translation.(16%) 1. 参加本课程的大多数人是职业女性。 （professional）
2. 习主席接见了来自各行各业的代表。 （all walks of life） 3. 五年前她放弃经商，开始从事教师行业。 （take up） 4. 尽管在聚会上我谁也不认识，我也玩得很愉快。 （even though） 5. 应该鼓励学生积极参加课外活动。 （be involved in）(4%)
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