About one year ago, a couple with three children moved into the apartment next door to me. I never heard any noise form the children, but I often heard the parents shouting at the kids, not in a nice tone, but in a (n) one.
We often the only answer I ever got was a ―hello‖ from the eight-year-old girl. I usually to see my doctor and one day when I returned they were just their apartment and the little girl was the outside door open for the others. I in the car doing things because I wasn’t eager to be snubbed (冷落) again. Finally I got out of my car and walked towards the door. The parents were telling her to to get into the car, but the little girl was still holding the door, me! I hurried although I was still in pain from my injury.
I forgot to tell her how I was for her kindness. I wrote a note saying how much her act of kindness had an old man’s heart.
The next day there was a (n) on my door and it was the little girl and her father. She was quite of her behavior and thanked me. Then I noticed her mother was there, too. Her parents me, too.
Last night there was a heavy snow. I looked out at my car and how I was going to keep my doctor’s because I could only walk for a short time. This morning when I opened the front door, all the snow was removed.
Isn’t it that the small kind act of an 8-year-old girl can change so many things for the better? It is said that good tings come from small acts. 1. A. quietly 2. A. frightening 3. A. quarreled 4. A. when 5. A. went out 6. A. decorating 7. A. breaking 8. A. kept 9. A. favorite 10. A. hurry 11. A. hunting for
B. strangely B. exciting B. met B. so B. set out B. cleaning B. operating B. remained B. important B. drive B. asking for
C. quickly C. sincere C. chatted C. but C. took out C. returning C. holding C. insisted C. unnecessary C. stay C. waiting for
D. angrily D. kind D. argued D. or D. gave out D. leaving D. unlocking D. left D. curious D. greet D. calling for
12. A. beneficial 13. A. strengthened 14. A. note 15. A. proud 16. A. understood 17. A. manner 18. A. found 19. A. advice 20. A. amazing
B. influential B. broken B. knock B. aware B. recognized B. appearance B. doubted B. appointment B. confusing
C. anxious C. touched C. invitation C. afraid C. praised C. statement C. remembered C. suggestion C. disappointing
D. grateful D. saved D. picture D. sure D. thanked D. announcement D. wondered D. attention D. challenging
A. stealing；lie B．stolen；lying C．stealing；lain D．stolen：to lie 22. The audience were ______by his_______ performance on the stage.
A amused ; amused B amusing; amusing C amusing; amused D amused; amusing 23. He was too tired and he refused to______ any extra work.
A take off B take in C take up D take on 24.---What do you mean by saying so? You seem to be making _______ about me. ---By no means. A. funs
A. in favor of B. in case of C. in spite of D. in terms of 26. ______the big snake ,the little girl stood under the tree ______ out of life.
A Seeing ; frightened
B Seeing ; frightening
C Seen ; frightened D To see ; frightening
27. ―Freeze, you guy! ______, and I’ll shoot you.‖ an old man with a gun in hand shouted at me. A. If you go for one more step
B. Going for one more step
C. One more step D. You going for one more step
28. The flu is believed ________ by viruses that are able to reproduce in the cells inside the
human nose and throat. A. causing
B. being caused C. to be caused D. to have caused
29. ----Do you know what made Susan so upset? I saw her weeping just now. ----________ giving away state secrets.
A. Charged with B. Being charged with C. Accusing of D. To be accused of 30. ________________,a form must be filled in.
B. tricks C. laughs D. jokes
25. Beijing and Shanghai are among the most important cities in China _______their size and
A To ask for this job B In order to get this job
C Making request for this job D If you want to get this job
31．How many more decades will have to pass ________scientists succeed in providing a cure
A. when B. before C. until
32. ---Who should be responsible for the accident?
---The boss, not the workers. They just carry out the order ________.
A. as are told B. as told C. as telling D. as they told
33. — Do you still believe in love?
— Absolutely. It is not time, money, power or whatever but love ____cures our pain.
A. as B. which C. that D. what 34. ―Harry Porter‖ is such an interesting book _______ all kids like to read. B. that C. / D. which
35. --- Mum, what is the point of having friends?
--- Friends are always there for you when you’re feeling down.
A. No problem B. Got it C. All right
A popular saying goes, ―Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.‖ However, that’s not really true. Words have the power to build us up or tear us down. It doesn’t matter if the words come from someone else or ourselves – the positive and negative effects are just as lasting.
We all talk to ourselves sometimes. We’re usually too embarrassed to admit it, though. But we really shouldn’t be, because more and more experts believe talking to ourselves out loud is a healthy habit.
This ―self-talk‖ helps us motivate ourselves, remember things, solves problems, and calm ourselves down. Be aware, though, that as much as 77% of self-talk tends to be negative. So in order to stay positive, we should only speak words of encouragement to ourselves. We should The next time you finish a project, do well in a test, or finally clean your room, join me in saying, ―Good job!‖
Words possess power because of their lasting effects. Many of us regret something we once said. And we remember unkind words said to us! Before speaking, we should always ask ourselves: Is it true? Is it loving? Is it needed? If what we want to say doesn’t pass this test, then it’s better left unsaid.
Words possess power: both positive and negative. Those around us receive encouragement when we speak positively. We can offer hope, build self-esteem(自尊) and motivate others to do 3 D. since D. Good idea 三、阅读理解（共15小题；每小题2分，满分30分）
their best. Negative words destroy all those things. Will we use our words to hurt or to heal? The choice is ours.
36．The author argues in the first paragraph that ________.
A．words will never hurt us at all
B．words have lasting effects on us
C．positive effects last longer than negative effects
D．negative words last longer than positive effects
37．Why should we not feel embarrassed when talking to ourselves?
A．Almost everybody has the habit of talking to oneself.
B．It does harm to have ―self-talk‖ when we are alone.
C．Talking to ourselves helps us to solve all the problems.
D．Talking to ourselves is believed to be good for our health.
38．The underlined phrase ―give ourselves a pat on the back‖ in Paragraph 3 means _________.
A．blame ourselves B．punish ourselves
C．praise ourselves D．talk to ourselves
39．Which of the following statements would the author agree to?
A．It is better to think twice before talking to others.
B．It is impossible for unkind words to be forgotten.
C．Words always possess long positive effects.
D．Kind words are sometimes not needed at all.
Every hour spent in watching TV, DVDs and videos as an adult reduces lifespan by almost 22 minutes, a study suggests. And viewing TV for an average of six hours a day can cut short your life by five years.
The research shows that a sedentary（久坐的） lifestyle is as bad for health as smoking and obesity, because of the dangers caused by inactivity and the greater opportunities it offers for unhealthy eating.
The researchers set out to calculate the overall risk to lifespan from watching television. Their research involved more than 11,000 people over the age of 25.
Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, they concluded. "TV viewing time may be connected with a loss of life, which is similar to other major chronic disease risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity."
The researchers, from the University of Queensland, used information from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study, together with population and death rate data.
But they said: "Although we used Australian data, the effects in other industrialized and developing countries are likely to be similar, considering the large amounts of time spent 4
watching TV and similarities in disease patterns." In the United Kingdom, the average amount of time spent watching TV is four hours a day, compared with five hours in the United States.
Earlier this year, a separate study suggested the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, or dying early, rises by as much as 20 percent after just two hours a day in front of the box.
England's Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, said: "Physical activity offers huge benefits and these studies back what we already know - that a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks. We hope these studies will help more people realize that there are many ways to get exercise."
A. whether you watch TV or not has nothing to do with how long you will live
B. if an adult watches TV for six hours every day, he will probably die five years earlier C. physical inactivity and obesity won't shorten your life
D. a sedentary lifestyle offers huge benefits.
41. The passage implies that _______.
A. The longer one watches TV every day, the shorter he lives.
B. The conclusion of the study is unbelievable because it's based on Australian data.
C. Watching TV does greater harm to health than smoking and obesity
D. Watching TV harms children as much as adults.
42. What do we know from the last three paragraphs?
A. People in the United Kingdom watch TV longer than those in the United States.
B. That a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks isn't supported by other studies.
C. Watching TV for two hours a day will increase the risk of illnesses or dying early by 20%.
D. Australian data is much different from that of other countries.
43. The passage is intended to _______.
A. inform the readers of a research on watching TV
B. tell the readers large amounts of people often watch TV
C. tell the readers watching TV is also a good way to relax
D. warn the readers of the harm of watching TV and hope that they do sports
It is true that shyness can be a disadvantage socially for those who suffer from it seriously. I mean real shyness, not somebody who is simply quiet. Quiet people could be shy, but on the other hand, they may just be observing because they are unsure of you or others in your company. They may be capable of being extrovert (性格外向的) and sociable, but on some particular occasions, they are quiet.
I have learnt from my experience that those who observe and listen more and talk less can talk in company (在交际场合) , especially new company, can become a strong person in just 5
about anything they choose. Remember, knowledge is power, and a shy introvert (性格内向的人) is in a better position to gain knowledge than an extrovert. Introverted people can give great attention to learning, and as good listeners they can take in an enormous amount from others. Over time, people can come to respect them far more than the extrovert who speaks a lot usually about themselves.
What does it take, then for a very shy person to be that successful person they have always wanted to be? They may only need to dare themselves to take the leap; and when they do, they will probably find all the knowledge they have gained over the years will help them on their way to the top in their chosen field.
44. What does the first paragraph mainly want to tell us?
A. A person who is quiet may not be shy. B. A shy person may not be a calm one.
C. Quiet people are usually doubtful. D. Shyness is sometimes a bad feature.
45. The underlined word ―reluctant‖ in paragraph 2 probably means ________.
A. have a strong will B. talk less and show off less
D. have a good attitude to learning
C. quietness D. knowledge
Sports is not only physically challenging, but it can also mentally challenging. Criticism（批评）from coaches(trainers), parents, and other teammates, as well as pressure to win can create too much anxiety or stress for young athletes. Stress can be physical, emotional, or psychological, and research has showed that it can lead to burnout. Burnout has been described as dropping or quitting of an activity that was at one time enjoyable.
The early years of development are critical years for learning about oneself. The sport setting is one where valuable experiences can take place. Young athletes can, for example, learn how to cooperate with others, make friends, and gain other social skills that will be used throughout their lives. Coaches and parents should be aware, at all times, that their feedback（反馈）to youngsters can greatly affect their children. Youngsters may take their parents’ and coaches’ criticisms to heart and find a flaw（缺陷） in themselves.
Coaches and parents should also be cautious that youth sport participation does not become work for children. The outcome of the game should not be more important than the process of learning the sport and other life lessons. In today’s youth sport setting, young athletes may be worrying more about who will win instead of enjoying themselves and the sport. Following a game, many parents and coaches focus on the outcome and find fault with youngsters’ 6 B. careful C. eager D. unwilling 46. According to the author, introverted people can be successful because they usually C. learn more than extroverts A. energy 47. It can be learned from the last paragraph that ―one more thing‖ probably refers to ________. B. courage
performances. Positive reinforcement(加强) should be provided in spite of the outcome. Research shows that positive reinforcement motivates and has a greater effect on learning than criticism. Again, criticism can create high levels of stress, which can lead to burnout.
48. According to the passage sport is positive for young people in that ___________ .
A. it can help them learn more about society
B. it teaches them how to set realistic goals for themselves
C. it enables them to find flaws in themselves
D. it can provide them with valuable experiences
49. According to the passage parents and coaches should___________ .
A. help children to win every game
B. pay more attention to letting children enjoy sports
C. enable children to understand the positive aspect of sports
D. train children to deal with stress
50. The author’s purpose in writing the passage is ____________ .
A. to persuade young children not to worry about criticism
B. to emphasize the importance of positive reinforcement to children
C. to discuss the skill of combing criticism with encouragement
D. to teach young athletes how to avoid burnout
Every year there are hundreds of earthquakes in different parts of the world. In Sept.1923, Tokyo and Yokohama were both destroyed by an earthquake and the fires that followed it. They had to be completely rebuilt. One of the most serious earthquakes was in China’s Shanxi Province in 1556. It killed almost one million people.
We measure an earthquake’s strength on the Richter scale. The Richter scale was introduced in 1935 in Southern California in the USA. It measures earthquakes on a scale of one to ten. Any earthquake measuring five or more is usually serious.
The earth’s crust (地壳) is made up of layers of rock called plates. As these plates move, they sometimes crash against each other, causing the crust to quake. In cities such as Tokyo, where small quakes happen quite often, many modern buildings are designed to be flexible so when the earth moves, they move with it.
Earthquakes can also break up gas or oil pipes. This can cause fires to break out, which can do as much damage as the earthquake itself.
Another effect of earthquakes is tsunamis (海啸). These are huge waves created by earthquakes beneath the sea. They can be many metres high and cause great damage to coastal towns and cities.
China, Japan, Russia and the USA have the highest occurrence (发生) of earthquakes in the world.
61. He didn’t even smile. Apparently he hadn’t got much of a sense of h_________.
62.His ________ (愚蠢)almost cost him his life.
63.Lin Dan _________ (参加)in the tennis and won the champion.
64.It is ________(荒唐的)to go out in such terrible weather.
65. I q________ (排队)up for hours to buy tickets for this Sunday’s concert.
66.He did a v________ of different routines,working as a dancer,singer and comedian.
67.As we all know, both Jiang Kun and Ma Ji are famous Chinese c__________.
68.Don’t be so g_________--leave some of the food for the rest.
69.They went into town with the i___________ of visiting the library.
70.Waiting for exam results is a time of great a___________.
51.____________ 52.____________ 53.____________ 54.____________ 55.____________ 56.____________
57.____________ 58.____________ 59.____________ 60.____________
61.____________ 62.____________ 63.____________ 64.____________ 65.____________
67.____________ 68.____________ 69.____________ 70.____________
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51. earthquakes 52. history 53. destroyed 54. happened 55. measure
56. introduced 57. cause 58. crust 59. effects 60. fires
61.humor 62.foolishness 63.participated 64.absurd 65.queued 66.variety
69.intention 70.anxiety 10