21.—Hi,Dr Brown!I’m a little early.Should I wait outside?
A.That’s right B.My pleasure C.Come on in D.Take it easy
22.—Let’s go to the New Year’s Eve party,shall we?
—______I guess it will be fun.
A.Forget it! B.No way! C.Why not? D.What for?
23.It was when we were returning home______I realized what a good feeling it was to have helped someone in trouble.
A.which B.that C.where D.how
24.A ship in harbor is safe,but that’s not ______ ships are built for.
A.what B.whom C.why D.when
25.—I wonder______Mary has kept her figure after all these years.
—By working out every day.
A.where B.how C.why D.if
26.It might have saved me some trouble______the schedule.
A.did I know B.have I known C.do I know D.had I known
27.It was so noisy that we______hear ourselves speak.
A.couldn’t B.shouldn’t C.mustn’t D.needn’t
28.How many countries ________ the European Union made up of, do you know?
29. All the scientific evidence_____ that increasing use of chemicals in farming damaging our health.
A. show; are B. shows; are C. show; is D. shows; is
30.We could hardly see any trees here ten years ago, but now of this area covered by trees.
A. two-thirds; is B. two-threes; are C. two-thirds; are D. twos-third; is
31.He goes to work by car. His house is from his office in the city.
A. two hour’s drive B. two hours’ drive C. two hour drive D. two hours drive
32.My aunt has beautiful long , but I can see some white .
A. hair; hair B. hairs; hair C. hair; hairs D. hairs; hairs
33. It is widely accepted that many of their problems are caused at least_______by failure to communicate.
A. in advance B. in vain C. in part D. in public
34. The emission of carbon dioxide has been greatly cut_______the efforts made by the local government.
A. in spite of B. on account of C. regardless of D. in terms of
35.The sunlight is white and blinding, hard-edged shadows on the ground.
A. throwing B. being thrown C. to throw D. to be thrown
Immediately I got up and dressed, I stuck my violin under my jacket and went out into the streets to try my 36 . I wandered about for an hour, looking for a likely 37 , feeling as though I were about to commit a crime. Then I _38 at last under a bridge near the station and decided to have a try.
I felt tense and _39 . It was the first time, after all. I drew the violin from under the jacket like a gun. It was here, in Southampton, with trains rattling over head, that I was about to 40 myself. One moment I was part of the hurrying crowds, the next I stood apart, my back to the wall, my hat on the 41 before me, the violin under my chin.
The first notes I played were loud and raw, like a declaration of protest, then they settled down and began to run more _42 and to stay more or less in tune. To my 43 , I was neither arrested nor told to shut up. Indeed, nobody took any 44 at all. Then an old man, without stopping at all, dropped a penny into my 45 as though getting rid of some guilty evidence
I worked the streets of Southampton for several days, gradually acquiring the truth of the 46 by trial and error. It was not a good thing, for instance, to let the hat fill up with money—the sight could _47 a kind-hearted man; nor was it wise to 48 it completely, which could also confuse him, giving him no hint as to where to _49 his money. Placing a couple of pennies in the hat to start the thing going soon became a 50 practice and I made sure, between tunes, to take off the cream, but always leaving two 51 behind.
Old _52 were most generous, and so were women with children, shop girls and barmaids. As for men, heavy drinkers were always receptive and so were big guys with muscles. But_53 a man with an expensive hat, briefcase or dog; respectable types were the least _54 of all. Except for retired any officers, who would shout "Why aren't you 55 , young mad?" and then would over-tip to cover up their confusion.
36. A. violin
37. A. station
38. A. stopped
39. A. lost
40. A. shame
41. A. pavement
42. A. angrily
44. A. money
45. A. hat
46. A. people
47. A. encourage
48. A. fill
49. A. make
50. A. modern
51. A. pennies
52. A. workers
53. A. sometimes
55. A. playing
I’ve recently returned from a trip to China where Starbucks signed two historic Memoranda of Understanding to invest in growing high-quality coffee in Yunnan province. We’ll be cooperating with the People’s Government of Pu’er City (Yunnan Province) and the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences. These agreements signal cooperation between Starbucks and China to revolutionize the Chinese coffee market and help local farmers there grow new, high-quality coffees that are sure to be prized throughout the world.
Although we will continue to buy coffees from many countries, this opportunity allows us to help build China’s specialty coffee market from scratch. We’ll open another Farmer Support Center, manage a base farm to grow coffee for production and create a demo farm that offers training on soil quality, tree planting and pruning, and education about C. A. F. E. Practices. We will also operate wet and dry mills. Between the agronomists and partners with years of leadership in the coffee industry, we have the experience necessary to be very successful. I am excited about the immense opportunity this partnership represents.
But what’s even more rewarding is the opportunity to give back to the farmers in this area. During my visit, I met with 156 excited farmers who represent the 27 ethnic tribes that live in the lush, rural area of Yunnan. This is the ideal region with the perfect climate for growing specialty coffee in China. The area is Pu’er, known for its beauty and also its exquisite teas.
We are looking forward to this historic partnership with the Chinese government and Yunnan farmers. For us, this will be a market with huge potential for growth. For the farmers, this means hope for a brighter, more stable business that respects the people and the land of this area.
We are doing something truly special. In just a few short years, we will reinvent the coffee sector in China and bring an awareness of Yunnan coffee to the rest of the world.
56. What seems to be a big piece of news to Yunnan province?
A. There will be a blockbuster shown in Yunnan.
B. Two Memoranda are signed on coffee-planting.
C. I have made a trip to revive a prize in Yunnan.
D. High-quality coffees have been found in Yunnan.
57. What other support will Yunnan be offered?
①Another Farmer Support Center will be opened.
②The relative training on coffee-planting will be given.
③Wet and dry mills will be operated to produce coffee.
④I will be sent back to Yunnan to inspect the preparation.
A. ①②④ B. ①②③ C. ①③④ D. ②③④
58. What is the reason that Yunnan is chosen to cooperate with?
A. The perfect climate.
B. So much cheap labour.
C. Many ethnic tribes.
D. Rich experience in farm work.
59. Why does the author say it is a historic partnership?
A. It opens up the coffee industry in China.
B. It will change the world coffee market.
C. It will bring more high-quality coffee from Yunnan.
D. It is the first time to grow coffee in China.
60. What can be implied in the passage?
A. Yunnan coffee will shock the world.
B. More ethnic tribes will be known to the world.
C. More people in the world will know Yunnan.
D. The cooperation will be more in other fields.
Marco was a typical preschooler. He was a happy, capable child, with great verbal ability. He spoke in full sentences at an early age, and he knew lots of words, especially words related to cars and trucks. By the age of two, he knew the difference between a pay loader and a backhoe, and he was sure to correct anyone who got it wrong. But no matter how hard we tried, he couldn’t learn the names of the colors or his phone number. And while we spent hours reading together, he just wasn’t interested in the letters of the alphabet.
We gave him another year in preschool, hoping it would give him a head start, the time he needed to grow.
At the age of six, Marco started kindergarten. He loved school. He had a lot of friends and he was happy—but so active. He could never sit still or resist temptation. If he saw a mud puddle, he was the one who jumped in it. He was the one who’d usually end up sitting in the penalty chair.
And there were so many things he couldn’t do. He couldn’t tie his shoes. He didn’t know the days of the week or the months of the year. He still couldn’t recite the alphabet. When his sister was born, he called her “that baby” for weeks. At first I thought it was just a case of sibling rivalry, but when I asked him the names of the children in his class, he simply didn’t know. There were just so many contradictions.
His grandfather insisted there was nothing to be concerned about, Marco was just “all boy”. And then Marco’s kindergarten teacher suggested that he be evaluated because she noticed the same things I did. I called the principal and asked for an evaluation. I was hoping for guidance, but what I got was a lecture about parents pushing their children too hard, expecting too much. I hung up the phone feeling like a bad parent. I didn’t pursue an evaluation, and Marco limped along through kindergarten. On the last day of school, Marco’s teacher looked at me and let out a deep sigh. She said, “I hope it works out for Marco next year.”
61. What’s the mother’s feeling of her son?
A. She thought her son was active and lovely.
B. She couldn’t understand her son’s behaviour.
C. She was proud of her son having great ability.
D. She didn’t take what her son had done seriously.
62. Mother lets Marco spend one more year in preschool in order to .
A. make fully preparation to the study in school
B. form a good habit of sitting still reading books
C. wait to be old enough to go to school
D. live a happier childhood without any regret
63. What does “it” refer to in the fourth paragraph?
A. Ending up sitting in a penalty chair.
B. Being not able to tie his shoes.
C. Not reciting the alphabet.
D. Calling his sister “that baby” for weeks.
64. Why did mother think she was a bad parent after she made a telephone?
A. She was told to have treated her son badly.
B. She didn’t listen to Marco’s grandfather’s words.
C. She made Marco to stay in preschool for another year.
D. She pushed Marco too hard and expected too much.
65. Which of the following can be best used as a title?
A. A mother’s contradiction
B. A mother’s expectation
C. A mother’s suspiciousness
D. A mother’s punishment
The story dates back to 2004 when my father, separated with my mom, rented an old house that used to be a library. I was 14 but that wasn’t the first encounter that I had with ghosts.
When school was over, we used to take a vacation at my dad’s place with my siblings (同胞) and my half-siblings. When we first got to the house, we always felt uncomfortable and there was something odd with the place.
The house was “L” shaped with 8 bed rooms, 4 bathrooms, a big kitchen, and 2 living rooms. Only 6 bedrooms were occupied by us and the other 2 rooms were usually used to store unused things.
It was around 9 pm and all of us watched TV in our room. I remember that we turned the lights on as we watched a movie. My brother was already asleep next to me. I felt sleepy watching the movie and eventually followed my brother into a deep sleep. I don’t remember the time but I woke up feeling so cold. The lights were already off but I could still see well because of the light outside the window. I was planning to turn off the TV when I realized that someone, rather something was standing just a few inches right beside my feet. I could see the form of her face but couldn’t get a clear picture and the worst of it was that she was just inches away from me! With all the courage left in me at that time, I managed to close my eyes and wake my brother up asking him to move closer to me. I covered myself with my blanket and started praying hard until I fell asleep again.
The next morning at breakfast, I asked my brother if he noticed anything unusual when I woke him up. He said that he didn’t find anything unusual but he asked why we were still watching TV with all the lights on at a very late hour.
66. What’s the purpose of the author to write the passage?
A. To tell he has a broken family.
B. To describe his father’s new house.
C. To share his story with readers.
D. To show how brave he was when facing spirits.
67. What does the underlined word “encounter” in the first paragraph mean?
A. Unexpected meeting.
B. Common appointment.
B. Useful lesson.
D. Secret talk.
68. How did the author think of his father’s new house?
A. It was too large with so many rooms.
B. It had an unusual structure like “L”.
C. It had a long history like a library.
D. It presented the author a curious look.
69. When the author woke up feeling cold, .
A. he turned off the TV and light
B. he saw his sister standing by his bed
C. he found his brother was waken up
D. he noticed something strange in the house
70. What can we know from the passage?
A. Ghosts exist in the real world.
B. The author was having a terrible dream.
C. The author’s brother played a trick on him.
D. Watching TV can cause a ghost’s arrival.
Did you know that falling down is the leading cause of injury death for Americans aged 65 and older?
Each year 35 to 40 percent of older adult Americans fall at least once.
Falling down is not just the result of getting older. Falling can be caused by a variety of circumstances, and many falls can be prevented.
Here are 4 simple steps you can take to significantly reduce your risk of injury from falling down.
● If you don’t have a regular exercise program, start one. Lack of exercise leads to weakness, and that increases your chances of falling.
● Exercises can improve your body balance and flexibility at any age. Try exercises like Yoga and Tai Chi.
● If you are over 50 and haven’t exercised regularly, check with your health care provider about the best type of exercise program for you.
Increase Your Home’s Accessibility and Safety to Reduce Falling Risks
About half of all falls happen at home. To increase accessibility and make your home safer:
● Remove items you might trip over from stairs and places where you walk.
● Remove small throw rugs(易滑地垫)or use double-sided tape to keep rugs from slipping.
● Improve the lighting in your home.
● Make sure all stairways have handrails and sufficient lighting.
● Wear shoes that give good support and have thin non-slip soles.
You might also consider avoiding lightweight slippers ( especially backless styles), which can reduce your feeling of control.
Age can effect the way some medications work in your body, so if you have been taking any over-the-counter medications for a while, it’s important to tell your health care provider. He or she will be able to tell you if they are still safe for you to take.
● Look out for drugs that have side effects including drowsiness(困倦). These side effects can increase your risk of falling. This is especially important with over-the-counter cold and flu medications, which can often increase drowsiness.
● And don’t forget herbal remedies(草药). Some remedies increase sleepiness and many react with other types of medication, which could increase your risk of falling down. Be sure to check with your health care provider before trying new medication.
Want to Prevent Falling? Have Your Vision Checked Regularly
Vision problems can increase your chances of falling.
● To reduce your risk of falling, have your vision checked by an eye doctor every year for early detection and correction of vision problems. If you can’t see something, it’s harder to avoid it, and this increase your risk of falling.
How to Reduce Your Risk of Injury from Falling
Make your body (72) ▲ with exercise
● Try exercise (73) ▲ like Yoga and Ta Chi.
● Make clear which is the best type of exercise program for you in advance.
Increase your home’s accessibility and safety
● Remove items that might cause you to (74) ▲
● (75) ▲ items that will support you when needed.
● Improve the lighting in and out of your room.
● Wear non-slip shoes.
Be (76) ▲ of medication side effects
● Do check with your health care provider to ensure your (77) ▲of taking any over-the-counter medications, and (78) ▲ you have taken them or not .
Protect your vision carefully
● Don’t (79) ▲ the wrong glasses that damage your vision.
● Have your vision checked regularly to detect and correct your (80) ▲ vision problems.
英 语 试 题 参 考 答 案
21-25CCBAB 26-30DAADA 31-35BCCBA
36-40 BDACD 41-45 ACDCA 46-50 DBBCB 51-55 ACDAB
56-60 BBACC 61-65 BADDC 66-70CADDB
71. Steps/ Measures/Ways 72. balance 73. regularly 74. fall/slip 75. Install 76. careful 77. safety 78. whether 79. wear 80. potential
As is vividly shown in the cartoon, while the boy is still in sound sleep, the father is observing his watch and saying to the mother who is carrying the breakfast, “It's time to wake him up…”
As a Senior Three student, study time seems much limited. As a result, more and more students try to work hard from early mornings till late evenings, even stay up too late. Our parents are worrying about the college entrance exams, so they cruel-heartedly stop the child from sleeping.
In my opinion, enough sleep is necessary. Otherwise we would feel tired both physically and mentally. What we need is to have a real rest, instead of getting more tired. So doing nothing tiring in this period is really good for us.
Our life should be pleasant. How we are looking forward to some relaxing exercises! How we wish to have a free chat with my classmates or just take a walk! After all, health is far more important than study.