I: Reading comprehension: A Fun day To celebrate the Year of the Snake Organized by Lam Tin Youth Centre and Kwun Tong High school Dat
e：2 February 2013 Time：10 am – 5 pm Place：Kwn Tong Playground Fee: $ 20 (buy three get one free) Programmes：drama, lion dance, magic show and ballet performance Highlights: 1) enter the lucky draw to win a digital camera 2) learn to make festival food John us on the Fun day! All are welcome! Note: ★ Ticket are available at the General Office of Lam Tin Youth Centre. ★ For those who would like to be a volunteer, please contact Miss Olivia Wong one week before the activity. 1. What you have just read is a . A. note B. report C. schedule D. poster 2. What is going to take place on 2 February, 2013? A. A big event to welcome a Chinese new year. B. A social gathering to raise money for wildlife. C. A party for close friends to meet and have fun. D. A meeting of Kwun Tong High School students. 3. How much do you have to pay in total if four of you go together? A. $ 20. B. $ 40 C. $ 60. D. $ 80. 4. Which of the following statements is true? A. Tickets are sold in Kwun Tong High School. B. It‘s unnecessary to take soft drinks with you. C. Free digital cameras are provided for everybody.
D. Festival food will be served without extra charge. B The morning had been a disaster. My tooth was aching, and I‘d been in an argument with a friend. Her words still hurt: ―The trouble with you is that you won‘t put yourself in my place. Can‘t you see things from my point of view?‖ I shook my head stubbornly—and felt the ache in my tooth. I‘d thought I could hold out till my dentist came back from holiday, but the pain was really unbearable. I started calling the dentists in the phone book, but no one could see me immediately. Finally, at about lunchtime, I got lucky. ―If you come by right now,‖ the receptionist said, ―the dentist will fit you in.‖ I took my purse and keys and rushed to my car. But suddenly I began to doubt about the dentist. What kind of dentist would be so eager to treat someone at such short notice? Why wasn‘t he as busy as the others? In the dentist‘s office, I sat down and looked around. I saw nothing but the bare walls and I became even more worried. The assistant noticed my nervousness and placed her warm hand over my ice-cold one. When I told my fears, she laughed and said, ?Don‘t worry. The dentist is very good.‖ ―How long do I have to wait for him?‖ I asked impatiently. ―Come on, he is coming. Just lie down and relax. And enjoy the artwork,‖ the assistant said. ―The artwork?‖ I was puzzled. The chair went back. Suddenly I smiled. There was a beautiful picture, right where I could enjoy it: on the ceiling. How considerate the dentist was! At that moment, I began to udnerstand what my friend meant by her words. What a relief! 5. Which of the following best describes the author‘s feeling that morning? A. Cheerful. B. Nervous. C. Satisfied. D. Upset. 6. What made the author begin to doubt about the dentist? A. The dentist‘s agreeing to treat her at very short notice. B. The dentist‘s being as busy as the other dentists. C. The surroundings of the dentist‘s office. D. The laughing assistant of the dentist. 7. Why did the author suddenly smile? A. Because the dentist came at last. B. Because she saw a picture on the ceiling. C. Because she could relax in the chair.
D. Because the assistant kept comforting her. 8. What did the author learn from her experience most probably? A. Strike while the iron is hot. B. Have a good word for one‘s friend. C. Put oneself in other‘s shoes. D. A friend in need is a friend indeed. C Almost every machine with moving parts has wheels, yet no one knows exactly when the first wheel was invented or what it was used for. We do know, however, that they existed over 5,500 years ago in ancient Asia. The oldest known transport wheel was discovered in 2002 in Slovenia. It is over 5,100 years old. Evidence suggests that wheels for transport didn‘t become popular for a while, though. This could be because animals did a perfectly good job of carrying farming tools and humans around. But it could also be because of a difficult situation. While wheels need to roll on smooth surface, roads with smooth surfaces weren‘t going to be constructed until there was plenty of demand for them. Eventually, road surfaces did become smoother, but this difficult situation appeared again a few centuries later. There had been no important changes in wheel and vehicle design before the arrival of modern road design. In the mid-1700s, a Frenchman came up with a new design of road—a base layer (层) of large stones covered with a thin layer of smaller stones. A Scotsman improved on this design in the 1820s and a strong, lasting road surface became a reality. At around the same time, metal hubs (the central part of a wheel) came into being, followed by the pneumatic tyre (充气轮胎) in 1846. Alloy wheels were invented in 1967, sixty years after the appearance of tarmacked roads (柏油路). As wheel design took off, vehicles got faster and faster. 9. What might explain why transport wheels didn‘t become popular for some time? A. Few knew how to use transport wheels. B. Humans carried farming tools just as well. C. Animals were a good means of transport. D. The existence of transport wheels was not known. 10. What do we know about road design from the passage? A. It was easier than wheel design. B. It improved after big changes in vehicle design. C. It was promoted by fast-moving vehicles. D. It provided conditions for wheel design to develop. 11. How is the last paragraph mainly developed? A. By giving examples. B. By making comparisons.
C. By following time order. D. By making classifications. 12. What is the passage mainly about? A. The beginning of road design. B. The development of transport wheels. C. The history of public transport. D. The invention of fast-moving vehicles. D Some people think that success is only for those with talent or those who grow up in the right family,and others believe that success mostly comes down to luck.I‘m not going to say luck,talent,and circumstances don‘t come into play because they do .some people are born into the right family while others are born with great intelligence,and that‘sjust the reality of how life is . However,to succeed in life,one first needs to set a goal and then gradually make it more practical.And,in addition to that,in order to ger really good at something,one needs to spend at least 10,000 hours studying and practicing.To become great at certain things,it‘ll require even more time,time that most people won‘t put in. This is a big reason why many successful people advise you to do something you love. If you don‘t enjoy what you do ,it is going fo feel like unbearable pain and will likely make you quit well before you ever become good ai it. When you see people exhibiting some great skills or having achieved great success,you know that they have put in a huge part of their life to get there at a huge cost.It‘s sometimes easy to think they got lucky or they were born with some rare talent,but thinking that way does you no good,and there‘s a huge chance that you‘re wrong anyway. Whatever you do,if you want to become great at it, you need to work day in and day out,almost to the point of addiction,and over a long period of time.If you‘re not willing to put in the time and work,don‘t expect to receive any rewards.Consistent, hard work won‘t guarantee you the level of success you may want, but it will guarantee that you will become really good at whatever it is you put all that work into. 13. Paragraph 1 mainly talks about ________. A.the reasons for success B.the meaning of success C.the standards of success D.the importance of success 14. In Paragraph 2,the underlined word that refers to ______. A.being good at something B.setting a practical goal C.putting in more time
D.succeeding in life 15.Successful people suggest doing what one loves because ______. A.work makes one feel pain B.one tends to enjoy his work C.one gives up his work easily D.it takes a lot of time to succeed 16.What can we infer from Paragraph 4? A.Successful people like to show their great skills. B.People sometimes succeed without luck or talent. C.People need to achieve success at the cost of life. D.It helps to think that luck or talent leads to success. 17.What is the main theme of the passage? A.Having a goal is vital to success. B.Being good is different from being great. C.One cannot succeed without time and practice. D.Luck,talent and family help to achieve success. E One day, when I was working as a psychologist in England，an adolescent boy showed up in my office. It was David. He kept walking up and down restlessly, his face pale, and his hands shaking slightly. His head teacher had referred him to me. "This boy has lost his family," he wrote. "He is understandably very sad and refuses to talk to others, and I'm very worried about him. Can you help?‖ I looked at David and showed him to a chair. How could I help him? There are problems psychology doesn‘t have the answer to, and which no words can describe. Sometimes the best thing one can do is to listen openly and sympathetically The first two times we met, David didn't say a word. He sat there, only looking up to look at the children's drawings on the wall behind me. I suggested we play a game of chess. He nodded. After that he played chess with me every Wednesday afternoon 一 in complete silence and without looking at me. It's not easy to cheat in chess, but I admit I made sure David won once or twice. Usually, he arrived earlier than agreed. took the chess board and pieces from the shelf and began setting them up before I even got a chance to sit down. It seemed as if he enjoyed my company. But why did he never look at me? "Perhaps he simply needs someone to share his pain with," I thought. "Perhaps he senses that I respect his suffering.‖Some months later, when we were playing chess, he looked up at me suddenly. "Ifs your turn," he said. After that day, David started talking. He got friends in school and joined a bicycle club. He
wrote to me a few times. about his biking with some friends, and about his plan to get into university. Now he had really started to live his own life. Maybe I gave David something. But I also learned that one 一 without any words 一 can reach out to another person. All it takes is a hug, a shoulder to cry on, a friendly touch, and an ear that listens. 18. When he first met the author, David ____________ . A. felt a little excited B. walked energetically C. looked a little nervous D. showed up with his teacher 19. As a psychologist, the author ________. A. was ready to listen to David B. was skeptical about psychology C. was able to describe David's problem D. was sure of handling David's problem 20．David enjoyed being with the author because he________. A．wanted to ask the author for advice B．need to share sorrow with the author C．liked the children‘s drawings in the office D．bear the author many times in the chess game 21．What can be inferred about David? A．He recovered after months of treatment. B．He liked biking before he lost his family. C．He went into university soon after starting to talk. D．He got friends in school before he met the author. 22．What made David change? A．His teacher‘s help. B.The author‘s friendship. C．His exchange of letters with the author. D．The author‘s silent communication with him. 短文改错 Today we had a chemistry test. I found the test difficulty, but I tried hardly to do it. Suddenly Mary, my best friend, asking me to let her to copy my answers. After think for some time, I let her copy my answers. But after the test, all of us were called to the teacher‘s office. The teacher was angry because we had same answers in the tests. We were warned not to cheat again so she would need to see our parents. I was very upset. I didn‘t cheat. I was just helping a friend. Why does she punish me?
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