16. --- You look so tired. What’s the matter with you?
--- I’ve had ______ bad headache all day, so I think I’ll go to ______ bed early.
A. a; / B. /; the C. / ; / D. a; the
17. --- I take ______ exercise and eat ______ meat than I used to.
--- No wonder you’re getting thinner and more beautiful.
A. fewer; more B. more; less
C. less; more D. many; much
18. Look! A number of students _______ a football game on the playground.
A. were playing B. are playing
C. played D. was playing
19. The boss has given everyone a special holiday, so we _______ go to work tomorrow.
A. needn’t B. can’t C. mustn’t D. shouldn’t
20. I live in the old house ______ windows were broken by the strong wind.
A. which B. who C. whose D. that
21. --- How was the exam, Tom?
--- _______ difficult exam! Only a few of us passed.
A. What B. What a C. How D. How a
22. --- Joyce often has lunch at school, _______?
--- Yes, she does.
A. doesn’t Joyce B. doesn’t she
C. hasn’t she D. hasn’t Joyce
23. The little girl is busy ______ her homework now.
A. do B. to do C. doing D. does
24. --- I must go now _______ I shall be late for the train.
--- Have a good trip. Goodbye.
A. but B. so C. and D. or
25. Did you find out ________?
A. he was looking for whose child B. whose child was he looking for
C. whose child he is looking for D. whose child he was looking for
Li Wei was born on a farm in west China. He had lived there with his family __26___ fifteen years. The whole family grew their own food and ___27___ animals. But one year there was a flood so they made the decision __28___ to another village.
The journey through the mountains was long and difficult. ___29___ first home in the new village was a small house. The house ___30___ by his family and looked like their former home. Then Jack’s uncle, ___31__ was a skillful builder, made another house with wood and stones so 1
the family had somewhere ___32___ to live in than the small house.
Now, each day Jack goes to other people’s farms to work. He also sells vegetables in the market and makes ___33___ money for the family. He is happy ___34___ the newly built home __35__ it is not big. But he also hopes to return to his farm in the hills one day.
26. A. for B. after C. since D. until
27. A. raise B. raising C. raised D. raises
28. A. moving B. to move C. moved D. move
29. A. Their B. Them C. Theirs D. They
30. A. was built B. built
C. was building D. is built
31. A. that B. who C. which D. whom
32. A. best B. better C. good D. well
33. A. many B. few C. any D. a little
34. A. to B. with C. at D. in
35. A. because B. where C. though D. when
One evening, three old men came to a house and knocked at the door. The hostess opened the door . Though she didn’t know them, she asked them to __36__ and have something to eat because she thought they must be hungry. To the woman’s surprise, they were not willing to come into the house together. One of them explained, “We are called Wealth, Success and Love. You have to choose ___37___ of us.” “Go in and discuss with your ___38___ which of us you want in your home,” added another old man.
The woman told the family what had happened. Her husband advised inviting Wealth. He hoped his house would be filled with ___39___ . But the woman liked Success better.
Their daughter was __40___ from one corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion, “It would be ___41___ if we invited Love. Our house will then be full of love!”
“Let’s listen to our daughter.” The husband finally made the ___42___ . The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love ___43___ up and started walking towards the door. The other two ___44___ . Surprised, the woman asked, “I only ___45___ Love, why are you coming in?”
The old men replied together, “ Wherever Love goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”
36. A. leave B. walk C. enter D . run
37. A. some B. three C. two D. one
38. A. son B. husband C. family D. daughter
39. A. health B. time C. love D. money
40. A. listening B. reading C. playing D. drawing
41. A. more difficult B. more surprising
C. better D. safer
42. A. mistake B. plan C. wish D. decision
43. A. got B. gave C. grew D. woke
44. A. left B. cried C. followed D. argued
45. A. liked B. invited C. talked with D. spoke to
What is your zodiac（生肖） animal? According to the Chinese lunar calendar（农历）, 12 animals mark 12 different years. It is the basis of the Chinese zodiac. Nowadays, Chinese zodiac animals have worldwide fame and are increasingly popular among western people.
The zodiac is an important part of Chinese culture. People believe that the characteristics of a zodiac animal influence the personality of every person born in that year. For example, people born in the Year of the Tiger are considered powerful and brave.
Zodiac animals also have some social functions. When people think it is not proper to ask: “How old are you”, they may change their question to “What is your zodiac animal?” With this question, you can figure out roughly which year someone was born and the person’s age.
Zodiac animals are not special to China. Many countries share a similar zodiac culture with China. For example, in the Japanese Zodiac, a wild boar（野猪） takes the place of a pig and the Vietnamese（越南的） zodiac has a cat instead of a rabbit.
But have you ever wondered how these 12 animals were chosen to represent each year? According to legend, the Jade Emperor（玉皇大帝） invited all the animals to join him for Chinese New Year. Only 12 animals went to see him. As a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived. The ox would have been the first to arrive, but the rat sat on his back and jumped off just before they arrived to come in first place.
46. The characteristics of a zodiac animal may influence the _____ of every person born in that year.
A. appearance B. personality C. hobby D. education
47. “What is your zodiac animal?” is a question used to find out a person’s______.
A. age B. name C. job D. weight
48. In the Japanese zodiac, we don’t see the zodiac animal:_______
A. wild boar B. rabbit C. dragon D. pig
49. According to the last paragraph, we know that ______ was the first animal to arrive.
A. ox B. rat C. pig D. cat
50. The best title for this passage is _____.
A. The story of the Chinese zodiac
B. The story of zodiac animals
C. The story of the Jade Emperor
D. The story of people’s birthdays
Taking part in charity is not just for adult people. Kids can do it too! Melvin Sheppard, 14, an American student, has done charity work for eight years. He has also encouraged his classmates to join him.
Melvin studies at William Allen Middle School in Philadelphia. Recently, he collected $1500 by himself and $487 from his classmates to donate（捐赠）to Cooper University Hospital.
Melvin was born nine weeks premature（早产的） in Cooper University Hospital, weighing
2.6 kg. His father told him how Cooper saved his life, so he feels thankful to the hospital. 3
Melvin’s classmates joined him once they found out about his kind behavior. Their teacher, Michael Berner, also held a class with them about helping others. “It wasn’t really about the money,” Berner said. “It was about the fact that they were doing something good.”
“It feels great, helping someone that I know,” said Jordan, Melvin’s classmate. Melvin’s neighbors also helped out.
Since Melvin was 8, he and his parents have given money to Cooper University Hospital every year. This year, Gary E. Stahl, the head of Cooper’s division of neonatology（新生儿科学部门）, went to Melvin’s school to accept the money.
The money goes to a part of the hospital that helps about 500 young patients every year. “When they leave, we call them graduates（毕业生）,” Stahl said. He said he and his co-workers are “pleased when our graduates and their families do well, like Melvin and his family.”
51. When did Melvin begin to do charity work?
A. When he is 14 years old.
B. When he was 8 years old.
C. When he was 6 years old.
D. From the moment he was born.
52. According to the passage, we know Melvin_________.
A. was born nine weeks earlier than expected
B. donated lots of money to a boy named Cooper
C. works at William Allen Middle School in Philadelphia
D. is a patient at Cooper University Hospital
53. Recently, how much money did Melvin collect to donate to Cooper University Hospital ?
A. $487 B. $1500 C. $1987 D.$1013
54. What do Melvin’s classmates think of his behavior?
A. He pays too much attention to money.
B. He is kind and does good things.
C. He is wasting lots of money and energy.
D. What he does is just a matter of money.
55. When Stahl says “We call them graduates”, “them” refers to _______.
A. Melvin and his family
B. Melvin and his classmates
C. the hospital’s patients
D. his co-workers
Christian Eijkman, a Dutch doctor, left the Netherlands for the island of Java. Many people on the island had a disease called beri-beri. He was going there to try and find a cure.
At first, Eijkman thought some kind of germ (细菌) caused beri-beri. He raised some chickens. He didn’t eat them, but made experiments on them. The local people were quite surprised at that. One day he noticed that his chickens became sick when they were fed the food most Javanese ate - refined white rice . When he fed them with unrefined rice, also known as brown rice, they recovered. Eijkman realized that he had made an important discovery - that some things in food could prevent disease. These things were named vitamins . The Javanese were not getting enough vitamins because they had actually removed the part that contains vitamins. Later, other diseases were also found to be caused by the lack of vitamins in a person’s food.
Today many people know the importance of vitamins and they make sure they have enough vitamins from the food they eat. If they don’t, they can also take vitamin pills.
56. The underlined word “cure” in Paragraph 1 probably means ______.
A. a medical treatment B. a kind of vitamin
C. a kind of germ D. a kind of rice
57. Christian Eijkman went to the island of Java to ______.
A. spend his holiday
B. find ways to grow better crops
C. do some research about the island
D. help the Javanese with their illness
58. Why did Christian Eijkman raise some chickens?
A. To eat them.
B. To carry out his experiments.
C. To give the Javanese a surprise.
D. To make money by selling them.
59. If a person doesn’t get enough vitamins in his diet, he’d better ______.
A. eat more rice B. eat more meat
C. eat some chicken D. eat vitamin pills
60. We can learn from the passage that ______.
A. beri-beri was caused by chickens
B. the Javanese didn’t like vitamins
C. Christian Eijkman’s experiment was successful
D. the Javanese’s disease was caused by a kind of germ
There are many ways to find a job. It can be as easy as walking into a neighborhood store to look at its announcement board. Local stores often have areas（地方） where people can put small signs telling what kind of service they need or can provide. Such services include caring for children or cleaning houses.
Or, job searchers can look in the newspaper. Local newspapers have employment announcements placed by companies looking for workers.
Another popular tool （工具）for finding jobs is the Internet. For example, people in four hundred and fifty cities around the world can use the Craigslist Web site to buy objects, meet people or find a job. Craigslist says that it receives two million new job listings each month.[来源:学,科,网]
Another useful way to find a job is through a college or university. For example, students at the University of Texas in Austin can go to the Career (职业) Exploration Center to get help in finding a job. Of course, looking for a job requires knowing what kind of work you want to do. For example, there is a book called “What Color is Your Parachute (降落伞)?” by Richard Bolles. This book has been helping people choose a career since it was first published in nineteen seventy.
Some experts also help people find jobs. Susan W. Miller owns a company called California Career Services in Los Angeles. She says her company helps people find jobs by first helping them understand their strengths, goals and interests. Then she provides them with methods and resources to help them find the right job.
61. What is the passage mainly about? A. Finding a job. B. College students’ part-time jobs. C. Craigslist Web site. D. The relation between study and work. 62. By logging on（登陆） the Craigslist Web site, you can ______. A. sell your old things B. do some shopping online C. create your own announcement board D. get useful information about 450 cities 63. “What Color is Your Parachute?” is a book which gives tips to those who want to _____. A. work on the airplane B. buy a parachute C. publish a book D. find a suitable job 64. It can be learned from the passage that ______. A. companies often put job information in local shops B. the Internet is the most popular tool for job searchers in the USA C. Susan W. Miller’s company is helping people choose careers D. California Career Services mainly serves university students 65. How many ways of finding a job are mentioned in the passage?_________ A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six.
第一节 单词拼写 根据句子意思和所给的首字母写出所缺单词,并把完整的单词写在答题卷上。（共5小题，每小题1分，满分5分）
66. Annie is going to m______ a doctor. Will you go to her wedding party?
67. He spoke in such a low voice that I could h______ hear what he said.
68. It is a w______ of time talking about this problem. Shall we go on with the second one?
69. Some boys are good at maths, but w______ in English.
70.The baby is sleeping. You had better do it q________.
_______ Jim_______ Kate _______ playing computer games.
_______ _______ very important for us _______ _______ our teachers.
My sister asked me ______ _______ ________ ________ her with her English.
While he was traveling, his pets ________ ________ ________ _________ by his neighbor.
________ ________ ________ it is!
4， 参考词汇：社会问题：social problems
听讲座：attend a lecture
Boys and girls,
May I have your attention, please?
That’s all. Thank you.
16 -21 ABBAB 21-25 BBCDD
46----50 BADBA 51----55 CACBC
56----60 ADBDC 61----65 ABDCC
66, marry 67, hardly 68, waste 69, weak 70, quietly
71, Neither nor likes 72, It is to respect 73, if I could help
74, were taken care of/ were looked after well 75, What exciting news
Boys and girls,
May I have your attention, please? There is going to be an English lecture on American social problems in our school hall at 3:30 p.m. on May 15. Mr Zhang Jie will give us the lecture. He has just come back from a visit to the USA. All the students of Grade 9 must attend the lecture. Please be there on time. Take careful notes while listening. After the lecture we will have a discussion about it. Students from other grades who are interested in this topic are also welcome.
That’s all. Thank you.