I. Choose the best answer (选择最恰当的答案) (共40分)
( )1 Your manager is absent. Who will take _______ place of him?
A) a B) an C) the D) /
( )2. Mr. Wang met an old schoolmate of _______ on his way to the airport.
A) he B) his C) him D) himself
( )3. The magic show lasted for three hours, but ______ people left early.
A) few B) a few C) little D) a little
( )4. After reading the story, we came to know nobody can be successful ______ any efforts.
A) for B) in C) on D) without
( )5. When we face(面对) any danger, we should keep __________.
A) calm B) careful C) quiet D) frightened
( )6. The place is too expensive to hold our party. We should find a __________ one.
A) cheap B) cheaper C) cheapest D) the cheapest
( )7. We can’t do listening exercise, _______ the teacher’s recorder doesn’t work.
A) although B) if C) before D) unless B) but C) or D) and ( )8. Teenagers will learn more knowledge from real life ______ they have more chances to
( )9. _______ you wait a few more minutes? The doctor’s coming soon.
A) Should B) Must C) Need D) Could
( )10. The company decided to spend about five ________ yuan building a school for the
children in western China.
the first time.
A) to hear B) heard C) hearing D) hear B) millions of C) million of D) million ( )11. Jane plays the piano best in our class, so I never forget _____ the music she played for
( )12. The young ought to be allowed __________ their dream by themselves.
A) achieve B) to achieve C) achieving D) achieved
( )13. —Could you tell me ________ you did it so well?
—With my parents’ help.
A) who B) how C) when D) what
( )14. The Bund as well as Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower __________ thousands of
foreign tourists every month
A) attracts B) attract C) will attract D) are attracting
( )15. —I phoned you this morning, but you weren’t in. Where were you at that time?
— I ___________ my foreign friends around Yu Garden.
A) showed B) am showing C) was showing D) would show
( )16. I felt very nervous on the plane because I ________ before.
A) hadn’t flown B) haven’t flown C) didn’t fly D) wouldn’t fly
( )17. Eric’s mother has never seen a 3D film at the cinema, _________?
A) hasn’t she B) has she C) isn’t she D) is she
( )18. To his parents’ joy, Jack ________ a job as a manger in a bank yesterday.
A) is offered B) was offered C) offered D) would offer
( )19. －I will have a writing contest this weekend. I hope I will win.
A) All right. B) I’m glad to hear that. D) What a shame! C) Good luck.
( )20. － Would you please help me with my singing skills?
II. Complete the following passage with the words or phrases in the box. Each can only be used once（将下列单词或词组填入空格。每空格限填一词，每词只能填一次）（共16分）
－ ______. You can come to my home on weekends. A) I hope so. B) Good idea. C) I’m afraid I can’t. D) No problem.
A group of graduates got together to visit their old university professor.
The conversation soon ___21____complaints about stress(压力) in work and life. Before offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and ____22____with a large pot of coffee and a variety of cups—____23___, glass, china, some plain-looking, some expensive—telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said, “Now you have ___24___ that all the nice-looking expensive cups was taken up, leaving behind the plain and ___25___ ones. It is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves. That is also the cause of your problems and stress.”
“It is certain that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most ___26___ it is just more expensive and sometimes even hides what we drink.”
“What all of you really want was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups. And then you began eyeing each other's cups.”
“Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in ___27___are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.
Don't let the cups drive you ... enjoy the coffee ___28___."
III. Complete the sentences with the given words in their proper forms（用括号中所给单词的适当形式完成下列句子，每空格限填一词) (共16分)
29. _________ , I am a good lifeguard. (luck)
30. He tends to avoid all __________ contact. (physics)
31. She found her husband very __________ . (bore)
32. They were _________ in winning the contest. (success)
33. What will you do if you ___________ ? (failure)
34. It is _________ to start a speech by thanking everybody for coming. (usually)
35. This is one of our most ____________ designs. (popularity)
36. Mike is _____________ for designing the entire project. (responsibility)
IV. Rewrite the following sentences as required（根据所给要求，改写下列句子。每空格限填一词) (共28分)
37. The rock is very heavy, and he can’t move it away. (保持句意不变)
The stone is _______ heavy for him _______ move away. 划线部分提问)
_________ _________ do the class teachers have a meeting?
39. Jack usually makes a phone call to her family at the weekend. (改为一般疑问句) ________ Jack usually ________ a phone call to her family at the weekend?
40. Both of my parents are English teachers. (改为否定句)
________ of my parents ___________ an English teacher.
41. Linda failed the driving test last Friday. (保持句意不变)
Linda _________ ___________ the driving test last Friday.
42. The speaker gave us a lecture on how we could improve our writing ability.(保持
The speaker gave us a lecture on ________ __________ improve our writing ability.
43. Jerry’s wonderful performance was a big success. (改为感叹句)
________ ________ big success Jerry’s wonderful performance was!
Body language is one of the best ways to find out what is really going on inside someone's head. A small movement of the mouth or nose, or a wink of the eye —these actions can say so much more about a person's, feelings than a_______they say to you. But you need to be very experienced to u________what you see completely. Here are some basic movements made by Westerners — and explanations of what they mean— to get you started. Pat or rub your stomach. If someone rubs their stomach, they are not feeling sick. They are just h_______. Shrug your shoulders. This means "I don't
know" or "I am not bothered". If your friend shrugs their shoulders when invited to a party, it shows they are not very i_______in going along to it. Keep your fingers crossed. It is a gesture that wishes for good l________. Before people take exams, they often cross their fingers in the hope of good grades. Football fans do the same thing when their favorite team gets a penalty — they wish the player will score a goal. Rub your chin. If someone rubs their chin, it often means they don’t believe what someone is s________! So if your friend makes this gesture, it secretly tells you what they feel. Scratch your head. If your foreign English teacher scratches his head when you ask a question, then he is confused and might n_________ have understood what you said. Either that, or he can’t remember your name!
Owning a dog is not as easy as some people think. It needs a lot of r_______. You have to take your dog for walks regularly, feed it and bathe it. You have to c________for it every day. I think it is also important to take it to see the vet regularly. B_______you get a dog, I feel it is important to think about why you want to. Do you want a dog for love and friendship? Maybe you want a dog to p________yourself or your home? You can also ask yourself these questions: Do I have enough time to take care of a dog? Do I have enough money to pay for food and visits to the vet? I________my home big enough for a dog? These questions should help you decide w_________you really should have a dog as a pet. If you are sure you can give a dog a good life, then go ahead and look for a dog that would suit you. Good luck with your dog. Remember: a pet is f __________life.
Have you ever noticed the black and white bars on a book? Do you know what they are used for? They are barcodes used in most products. If you go to a supermarket, you can see almost every product with a barcode o________ it. Barcodes contain information about the product, such as name and production date. It’s an e_________ and convenient way to know about the products. Just scan the bars with a barcode reader and everything is c__________. The first use of a barcode in a supermarket checkout system was on a pack of American Wrigley Company chewing gum in 1974. Beyond supermarkets, barcodes are n_________ everywhere: for renting cars, for luggage checks on a plane, for parcels you send; life would be rather difficult w__________ barcodes. Most of our things would get lost in the post. Barcodes change as well. Barcodes in the past were1-D, but now there are 2-D barcodes, such as QR code. Since 2009, QR has been used on Chinese train tickets. People can enter stadiums, cinemas and theaters by h___________ certain types of barcodes. If you find these barcode things boring, a barcode building might be more up your street. In St Petersburg, Russia, there is a building designed like a barcode. It l__________ strange, but it’s actually a shopping mall. There are games too. Barcode Monsters is a
mobile phone game. You have to scan barcodes and find the monsters!
In the United States, when you become rich, you want people to know about it. And even if you aren't very rich, you want people to think that you are. that is w_________" keeping up with the Joneses" is about. It is the story of someone who tried to look as rich as his neighbors.
The expression was f_________ used in 1913 by a young American called Arthur Momand. He told this story about himself. He began earning $125 a week at the age of 23. That was a lot of money in those days. He got married and moved with his wife to a very rich neighborhood o_______ New York City.
When he saw that rich people rode horses, Momand went horseback riding every day. When he saw that rich people had servants, Momand and his wife also hired a servant and gave big parties for their new neighbors. It was like a race, but one could never f_________ this race because one was always trying to keep up. The race ended for Momand and his wife when they could not pay for their new way of life any l______ .They moved back to New York City, living in an old flat.
Momand looked around him and noticed that many people did things just to keep up with the rich life style of their neighbors. He saw the funny side of it and started to write a series of short stories about this. He called it "Keeping up with the Joneses "because "Jones" is a very c_________ name in the United States." Keeping up with the Joneses" came to mean keeping up with the rich lifestyle of the people around you. Momand's series a_________ in different newspapers across the country for over 28 years.
Each Indian tribe (部落) had a different language. Many Indians never learned any language e________ their own. Do you know how Indians from different tribes talked to each? They had two ways to talk without sound. One way was by sign language; the other was by signals. Sign language is a way talking by signs. Indians used it when they met strangers. In this way, they could find out w________ the stranger was a friend or an enemy.
Indians usually used signals when they wanted to send messages to someone far away. To make signals, an Indian might use a pony (小马). He might use a blanket. Or he might use smoke, a mirror or fire arrows (箭) .
To signal that he had seen many animals, an Indian r__________ his pony in a large circle. Sometimes the Indian gave a signal like this and then went away to hide. This meant that there was danger.
The blanket signal was visible from far away. An Indian held two c_________ of a blanket in his hands. Then he began to swing the blanket from side to side in front
of him. An Indian could send many different signals with his blanket.
He could also send many signals with a mirror to w_________ someone or to get the attention of a person far away. But he also used it to send messages in code. Of course, mirrors could be used o_________ when the Sun was shining. At night, Indians used fire arrows for signaling.
An Indian also sent signals with smoke. He made a small fire of dry wood. Then he put grass or green branches on it. He held a blanket over the fire for a minute. When he r_________ the blanket from the fire, there was a cloud of smoke. The number of clouds of smoke told his message in code.
Now you can see that Indians didn't need to learn each other's language. They could talk to one another by using signals or sign language.
Peggy Cardona parked her blue Nissan at a supermarket one day in February. “I’ll come and open the door for you,” she told her four-year-old grandson, Ryan Eshleman, in the back s________.
The car moved ahead before Cardona could even close the door. “Nana, the car is moving!” Ryan cried. Cardona jumped into the driver’s seat and reached for the handbrake (手闸), her left leg stepping outside, trying to s________ the car. She couldn’t find the brake, and she got out of the car as it moved down the steep slope towards a pond 20 feet away. Ryan was very f_________ and cried “Nana!” as the car fell into the pond and the water began pouring in.
“Help!” Cardona cried as the car moved from the bank. “My grandson is i________!”
A supermarket clerk, Clint Fountain, 24, had just stepped outside for a break when he saw a crowd gathering by the pond. He jumped down the slope and dived into the cold water.
Reaching the car, Fountain saw Ryan’s terrified face just inches above the water. “Unlock the door!” Fountain shouted. The boy’s fingers fumbled (未触到) with the lock.
Fountain hit on the back window, but the glass wouldn’t break. A________ man Dick McClung dived in and handed him a hammer. Grabbing it, Fountain told the boy to move aside, and broke the glass. His hands went through the broken window in the black water and pulled the boy out. At that moment the last flash of the blue car d_________ under the water.
“Climb onto my back,” Fountain said. Ryan did so, but the tired man couldn’t swim back. McClung, still beside them in the water, picked up Ryan and swam to the bank s_________. Later, doctors found Ryan had got only a little hypothermia (体温过低).
“They risked their lives to save Ryan,” Cardona said of the men. “I thank God every day for them.”