Ⅰ.单项填空 1．In 1768，________commander of the Endeavour，James Cook，met Joseph Banks，who was appointed________president of the Royal Society 10 years later. A．/；/ C．the；the B．the；/ D
2．The workers agreed to________the strike if the company would satisfy their demands. A．call for C．call off B．call on D．call up
3．The appearance of Yao Ming and TMac has________the fans of a sure victory for the Huston Rocket in the coming NBA contest. A．accused C．convinced B．expected D．persuaded
4．She put some soil in the box，then sowed the seeds carefully，and covered it with more soil.________she kept the box in the shade. A．First C．Generally B．Finally D．Gradually
5．How can we get this language point________to the students? A．down B．round C．across D．into 6．Dress warmly，________you’ll catch cold. A．on the contrary C．or else B．or rather D．in no way
7．At the age of twenty Steve left his hometown，________to return without making his mark. A．determining not C．determined not B．not determined D．not determining
8．________，I couldn’t find a solution to the problem. A．Might I as try C．I might as try B．As I might try D．Try as I might
9．My brother likes eating very much but he isn’t very________about the food he eats. A．special C．particular B．peculiar D．unusual
10．I just wonder________that makes her so excited.
A．why it does C．how it is
B．what he does D．what it is
11．A poet and artist________coming to speak to us about Chinese literature and painting tomorrow afternoon. A．is C．was B．are D．were
12.It isn’t quite________that he will be present at the meeting. A．sure C．exact B．right D．certain
13． Having lived in the town for quite a few years，Mr.Johnson no longer felt________among the local people. A．out of order C．out of control B．out of place D．out of the question
14． ________this is only a small town， it’s crowded with tourists who come here all year round. A．Since C．Once B．Unless D．Although
15．—Guess what！I came across my deskmate of middle school at the party last night. —________！I’m sure you had a wonderful time. A．With pleasure C．How nice B．Very well D．All right
16．Tom ________me into giving up all plans for three weeks，but he failed at last. A．tried to persuade C．persuaded B．had tried to persuade D．had persuade
17．The leader insisted that we________immediate action to solve the problem. A．would take C．took B．will take D．take
18．The town came into ________as we turned the corner. A．being C．fashion B．use D．view
19．—I’m going to Thailand this summer holiday. —________ A．Take care! B．Write to me. C．Have a nice trip!
D．When will you come back? 20．Even on a cold day，he prefers ________out to play football ________ at home. A．going；rather stay B．going；to staying C．to go；rather than staying D．to go；rather than to stay Ⅱ.完形填空 Once upon a time，a man__21__his 5year- daughter for using up the family’s only roll old of expensive gold wrapping paper.Money was__22__，and he became even more__23__when on Christmas Eve，he saw that the child had pasted(粘贴) the gold paper so as to__24__a shoebox to put under the Christmas tree.__25__，the next morning the little girl，filled with__26__，brought the gift box to her father and said，“This is for you，Daddy！”As he__27__the box，the father was__28__by his earlier overreaction(过度反应)． But when he opened it，he found it was__29__and again his anger flared.“Don’t you know，young lady，” he said__30__，“when you give someone a present there’s supposed to be something inside the package！” The little girl__31__him with tears__32__in her eyes and said，“Daddy，it’s not empty.I blew__33__into it until it was all full.” The father was crushed(击垮)． fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little He girl.He begged her to__34__him for his__35__anger. A(n)__36__took the life of the child only a short time later.It is told that the father kept that little gold box__37__his bed for all the years of his life.__38__he was discouraged or__39__difficult problems he would open the box， out an__40__kiss， remember the love take and of this beautiful child who had put it there. 21．A.praised C．thanked B．punished D．accused
22．A.tight B．much C．low D．slight 23．A.surprised C．frightened 24．A.wrap C．equip 25．A.But C．Therefore 26．A.happiness B．upset D．shocked B．cover D．decorate B．Nevertheless D．Furthermore B．sadness
C．excitement 27．A.received C．carried 28．A.puzzled
D．surprise B．took D．brought B．amazed
C．embarrassed D．pleased 29．A.empty B．full C．deep D．dark 30．A.warmly B．happily C．loudly D．harshly 31．A.looked up at B．looked down on
C．looked forward to D．looked out for 32．A.dropping C．rolling 33．A.kisses C．love 34．A.understand C．forgive 35．A.valueless C．useless B．running D．coming B．heart D．laughter B．apologize D．release B．reasonable D．unnecessary
36．A.accident B．mistake C．incident D．event 37．A.over B．through C．by D．within 38．A.Whatever C．Wherever 39．A.solved C．faced 40．A.imaginary C．unnatural Ⅲ.阅读理解 A Today more than 75 percent of American families have at least one credit card，which makes it possible to rent cars，shop on the Internet，and buy plane tickets.“You need a credit card，” says Terry Savage，the syndicated Chicago SunTimes financial columnist. What you don’t need，she adds，is the longterm debt.Banks make more interest when people pay over time；that’s why minimum payments on credit cards have shrunk to as low as one percent of the total balance.With payments that small，it sounds so easy. But wait: The average college student owes almost $ 2,800 on plastic，and that doesn’t B．Whenever D．However B．fought D．challenged B．impossible D．artificial
include student loans.If she pays $ 50 a month，including an 18 percent interest rate，it will take her more than ten years to pay off the credit card—at a total cost of $ 6,154. Financial experts agree that personal responsibility could prevent most debt problems； don’t spend it， you won’t have to pay it back.But they still put some of the blame on banks， and which attract new customers with low rates，then increase the interest if they’re late on just one payment.Many consumers are unaware that banks can raise your rate if you’re late paying a completely unrelated bill，such as your mortgage (抵押)． Banks argue that late payments indicate credit risk，justifying higher rates.But in recent years banks have redefined what’s risky—often raising rates and charging punishment if a payment is late by even a few minutes.According to Robert Manning，a noted industry expert，late fees rose from $ 1.7 billion in 1996 to $ 7.7 billion in 2003. Officials at the American Bankers Association，the trade group representing the credit card industry， this: “Lenders use penalty (处罚) fees as a risksay management tool against customers who mishandle their finances.” How much debt is okay? Savage recommends that your mortgage payment plus property tax and home insurance total no more than 40 percent of your takehome pay；Ramsey says no more than 25 percent.Total debt，though，should never be more than half your takehome pay. As for credit card debt，most experts agree that any is too much.“If you can only make the minimum payment on your credit cards，” says Savage，“that’s when you know that debt has become your lifestyle.” Struggling to keep up with those payments，nearly 9 million Americans seek debt counseling every year.Sadly，many will wind up deeper in debt—victims of overpriced plans that promise to “Pay Down Your Debt！” 41．Most of the American families have at least one credit card because ________. A．it is convenient to rent cars，shop on the Internet，and buy plane tickets B．they have no pocket money C．most of the American families have no cash D．it is fashionable to own a credit card in America 42．From this passage we can infer that in order to finish their college courses some American college students ________. A．live on their parents B．borrow money from the bank C．have debt problems all their lives D．live a hard life
43．According to financial experts，the way to prevent debt problems is that you ________. A．can borrow money from your friends and relatives B．can’t lend others money C．can’t borrow money from the bank D．shouldn’t be late paying a completely unrelated bill 44．Which statement is TRUE according to the passage? A．Banks will raise rates and charge punishment if a payment is late by even a few minutes. B．It’s wrong for the borrowers to put some of the blame on banks when they have debt problems. C．Banks will make less interest when people pay over time. D．If you have a credit card，you can prevent debt problems forever. 45．If your total debt is more than half your takehome pay，________. A．you’ll enjoy your life better B．you have to work at the weekend C．there is no choice but to pay it back in time D．your life will be much influenced B After giving a talk at a high school，I was asked to pay a visit to a special student.An illness had kept the boy home，but he had expressed an interest in meeting me.I was told it would mean a great deal to him，so I agreed. During the ninemile drive to his home，I found out something about Matthew.He had muscular dystrophy(肌肉萎缩症)．When he was born，the doctor told his parents that he would not live to five，and then they were told he would not make it to ten.Now he was thirteen.He wanted to meet me because I was a goldmedal power lifter，and I knew about overcoming obstacles and going for my dreams. I spent over an hour talking to Matthew.Never_once_did_he_complain_or_ask ， “Why_me？” He spoke about winning and succeeding and going for his dreams.Obviously，he knew what he was talking about.He didn’t mention that his classmates had made fun of him because he was different.He just talked about his hopes for the future， how one day he wanted and to lift weights with me.When we finished talking，I went to my briefcase and pulled out the first gold medal I had won and put it around his neck.I told him he was more of a winner and knew more about success and overcoming obstacles than I ever would.He looked at it for a moment， then took it off and handed it back to me.He said，“You are a champion.You earned that medal.Some day when I get to the Olympics and win my own medal，I will show it to you.”
Last summer I received a letter from Matthew’s parents telling me that Matthew had passed away.They wanted me to read a letter he had written to me a few days before： Dear Dick， My mum said I should send you a thank- letter for the picture you sent me.I also want to you let you know that the doctors tell me that I don’t have long to live any more，but I still smile as much as I can. I told you some day I would go to the Olympics and win a gold medal，but I know now I will never get to do that.However，I know I’m a champion，and God knows that too.When I get to Heaven，God will give me my medal and when you get there，I will show it to you.Thank you for loving me. Your friend， Matthew 46．The boy looked forward to meeting the author because________. A．he was also good at weight lifting B．he wanted to get to the Olympics and win a medal C．he was one of the author’s friends D．he admired the author very much 47．The underlined sentence in Paragraph 3 probably means that the boy never complained ________. A．about how unlucky he was to have this disease B．about not being able to go to school C．why the author had never come to see him before D．about not getting a medal 48．From the passage we learn that ________. A．Matthew was an athlete B．Matthew was an optimistic and determined boy C．the author used to have the same disease as Matthew had D．Matthew became a champion in the Olympics 49．Matthew didn’t accept the author’s medal because ________. A．he thought it was too expensive B．he was sure that he could win one in the future C．he thought it was of no use to him as he would die soon D．he would not be pitied by others 50．What would be the best title for this passage?
A．A Sick Boy B．A Special Friend C．A Real Champion D．A Famous Athlete C The British aren’t having as many children as they used to.One reason is that people are having children much older than before，meaning they have fewer years in which they can have them.After years at university，they need a few years of work experience before they can get the job they want.They might then get married，but it’s incredibly expensive to buy a house in the UK. The above explains why young British people now don’t move out of their parents’ home until they are around 30 years old on average.It is not until they are 30 that they can afford their own home.Increasingly，it is not until that age that they can afford to get married and start a new life in a new home.It’s only after this age that many young people start thinking about having a child. So a British person manages to get a job，get a home and get married.Why isn’t he or she then having at least two children on average? The main reason is that it is quite expensive to bring up a child in the UK.Why is it expensive? Well，these days，both parents need to work just to pay for their home and living expenses.Because both parents are at work， that means they then need to pay someone to look after their child during the day.Paying for this childcare is nearly always expensive. The recent financial crisis is making things even harder for families，since unemployment is rising and even fewer people can afford to have children.With so much pressure on families，is it any surprise that the divorce rate is so high? So what is Britain doing to try and save the British family? The government is trying to make it cheaper to have children.For example，there have been increases in money families can claim from the state each month.Also，there are increasing government subsidies for nursery schools， so that parents do not need to pay so much for childcare. The government is also trying to reduce the number of hours British parents have to work to earn enough money to pay their bills.If parents didn’t have to work so many hours， they’d have more time to spend with their children and wouldn’t need to spend so much on childcare.On average，a Briton works 49 hours a week，which is the most in Europe.The state is now considering introducing laws to encourage companies to improve their employees’ worklife balance.Let’s hope they’re not too late to save the British family.Otherwise，the British will always be too tired，and won’t have enough time and money，to have children.
51．The reason for young British people to live in their parents’ home until around 30 is that ________. A．they enjoy family life with their parents B．they don’t have enough money to get married C．they just enjoy the lovers’ world D．they can’t afford a house of their own before 30 years old 52．The British are now having fewer children than before for all the following reasons EXCEPT that ________. A．they have fewer years to have children B．they live much shorter lives than before C．it is more expensive to rear a child D．the recent financial crisis are making people lose their job 53．In order to encourage people to have more children，the British government is ________. A．bringing down foods’ prices B．raising the salaries of parents C．increasing subsidies for families and nursery schools D．reducing family income tax 54．The underlined word “subsidies” in Paragraph 5 probably means “________”． A．food supplied by the government B．money from the government to benefit the public C．free courses D．free time to take care of their children 55．What can be inferred from the passage? A．More families in Britain are breaking up because they are having fewer children. B．It is hard for British parents，who have to work long hours，to balance life and work. C．Childcare takes up too much energy and time for the British young couples. D．British people work the longest and earn the least among Europeans. D Every morning a woman baked chapati， type of flat round Indian bread， members of her a for family and an extra one for a hungry passerby.She would always place the extra chapati on the window sill，for whoever needed to eat it. She noticed a hunchback(驼背的人) came every day and took the extra chapati.Instead of expressing gratitude，he would repeat the following words as he went on his way, “The evil you do remains with you.The good you do comes back to you！”
This went on day after day.The woman felt very angry.“Not a word of gratitude， she said ” to herself.“Every day this hunchback says these silly words! What does he mean？” One day ， exasperated ， she decided to do away with him.“I shall get rid of this hunchback，” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapati she prepared for him! As she was about to place it on the window sill，her hands trembled.“What is this I am doing？” she said.Immediately， threw the chapati into the fire， she prepared another one and put it on the sill. As usual， hunchback came， the picked up the chapati and proceeded on his way， delightfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Every day，as the woman placed the chapati on the window sill，she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune.For many months she had no news of him and she always prayed for his safe return. That evening，there was a knock on the door.As she opened it，she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway.He had grown thin and lean.His clothes were old and torn.He was hungry and weak. Looking at his mother he said，“Mom，it’s a miracle that I’m here.While I was only a mile away，I was so hungry that I collapsed (晕倒)．I would have died，but just then an old hunchback passed by.I begged him for some food and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati.” “When he gave it to me，he said，‘This is what I eat every day.Today，I shall give it to you，for your need is greater than mine！’” As the mother heard these words，her face turned pale.She leaned against the door for support. It was then that she realized the significance of those words，“The evil you do remains with you.The good you do comes back to you！” 56．The woman was angry one day because ________. A．the hunchback wasn’t grateful to her for the chapati B．the hunchback fetched the chapati every day C．she didn’t understand what the hunchback said D．the hunchback stole more chapati from her kitchen 57．The underlined word “exasperated” in Paragraph 4 means ________. A．very ashamed B．very annoyed C．very determined
D．very warmhearted 58．It can be inferred that the woman’s son ________. A．was robbed of his fortune on the way back home B．didn’t die after eating the poisoned chapati C．failed to find a way to become rich D．considered it a miracle to meet a hunchback 59．If the woman hadn’t burnt the poisoned chapati，________. A．it would have killed two persons B．she would have made another poisoned one the following day C．the hunchback would have killed her D．her son would have eaten it 60．What lesson can we learn from the text? A．Good and evil must have their reward at last. B．It is difficult to do good things all the time. C．Don’t judge a person by his clothing. D．A beggar can have a big heart too. Ⅳ.概括大意题 A．Balanced Study B．Regular Planning C．Build the Right Attitude D．Selfstudy and Research E．Debates and Conversations F．Organized and Comprehensive Notes Study Tips and Techniques If you often find yourself struggling with your studies，here are some useful study tips and techniques that can help you out. 61．________ It is a common misconception that selfstudy can begin only after a particular topic is taught in class.You should start preparing for the class in advance.After attending the classes，it is of great importance that you have time to review the notes that you have taken during the class as well as try and read more about the subject on your own.Be it reference books， eor books， and try hunt for more information about your subject so that you have a comprehensive(全面的) view of the topics.Often while reading and selfstudying，it happens that you come across doubts or questions that did not occur to you in the classroom.Try and answer these questions yourself with the help of books or the Internet，however in case you fail to answer，write down these questions
so that you remember to clarify the questions in your next class. 62．________ Yes，one of the important habits that one must acquire to improve the studying process is to involve themselves in group discussions about the subjects that you are studying.Group discussions can be a great way to broaden your viewpoint over important issues since group discussions give every group member a chance to voice their understanding，which might not necessarily be alike.Group discussions are thus a healthy and a rather informal way of exchanging information and discussing issues.Many teachers encourage the group discussion technique in their classroom as well. 63．________ No matter how much people disapprove of the process and the timetables，it is a known fact that having a clear and detailed project makes it easier for a person to reach the goal.According to your convenience，map out your daily/weekly/monthly study.It is always better to have a weekly or a daily arrangement，so that abrupt changes in class schedules or any other changes can be taken into consideration. 64．________ Yes，there exist some species of students who burn the midnight oil.The studying process should be such that it leaves enough room for a student to join in entertainment activities and relaxation.Always chalk out a schedule that will not influence your sleep，your health，your sports/entertainment activities and other routine tasks.Also studying a single subject at a stretch (like an entire week or so)，can get boring，for this reason plan a schedule that helps you switch from one subject to another in enough time. 65．________ Normally students get too caught up with the grades，the percentage and the entire marking system.Always remember that if you study with the aim of acquiring knowledge，the grades will be brighter.However if you just aim for the high grades，there is a chance you might get the grades ， but you will miss out on acquiring comprehensive knowledge on a particular subject.Always study with the right point of view，and you will never have to worry about your grades.Knowledge is way beyond the grades. Ⅴ.短文改错 Yesterday，my friend Tina invited to a party that lasted until 2 o’clock in the morning.Tina hurried home after a party.She was walking in a quiet street when a man with a knife running towards her.He ordered Tina to take off her earrings.All of a suddenly，Tina had a bright idea.She tried cover her necklace when she took off her earrings and threw it on the ground.The robber who thought the necklace would cost more，so he changes his mind and ordered Tina to give him her necklace.When the robbers bent over to pick up the necklace，Tina picked up her earrings and ran
so fast as she could.The earrings，in fact，cost much more than the necklace. Ⅵ.书面表达 生活中冲突时有发生。假设你班同学苏华和李江打篮球时发生争执，导致关系紧张。请你结 合此事，并根据以下提示，用英语写一篇短文，向学校英文报“Happy Teens”专栏投稿。 简要描述事情的经过 分析发生冲突的原因 谈谈避免冲突的做法 注意：1.词数 100～120； 2．对所有要点逐一陈述，适当发挥，不要简单翻译； 3．开头已给出，不计入总词数。 Conflicts with others are common in everyday life. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 打篮球、碰撞、争执，等等 1.遇事不够冷静 2.?? (请考生根据自己的经历或感想，提出至少两种做法)
Ⅰ.1.B 13．B 2．C 3．C 4．B 5．C 6．C 7．C 8．D 9．C 10．D 11．A 18．D 19．C 20．B 26．C 27．A 28．C 29．A 30．D 31．A 12.D 14．D 15．C 16．B 17．D 23．B 24．D 25．B
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Ⅲ. 41.A 42．B 43．C 44．A 45．D 46．D 52．B 53．C 54．B 55．B 56．A 63.B 64.A 65.C
57．B 58．C 59．D 60．A
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yesterday，Su Hua and Li Jiang bumped into each other，trying to catch the ball.Then they started shouting and yelling. To be honest，it was Su’s fault，but Li was also to blame—they were not calm enough and both said some really mean things.As is known to all， blocking， pushing and bumping are just part of a tough game. To avoid such conflicts，we should communicate more and put ourselves in others’ place， instead of blaming each other.It is also a virtue to forgive and forget，especially in such a competitive and stressful society. Don’t be selfcentred and try to be considerate.We must learn to handle conflicts calmly and wisely.