6. _____ came that my English teacher wanted to have _____ with me.
A. The word; a word B. A word; the word C. Word; a word D. A word; a word
7. It was _____ day. He didn’t feel cold because he was reading _____ story.
A. a fairly cold; quite an interesting B. a rather cold; quite interesting a
C. rather cold a; quite interesting a D. rather a cold; quite an interesting
8. —Can I help you?
—I’d like to buy a present for my father’s birthday, ___at a proper price, but of great use.
A. that B. one C. anyone D. everything
9. The task is too much for me, so I cannot carry on ____ any longer. I must get some help.
A. singly B. simply C. alone D. lonely
10. He is clever, but is never good at his lessons , which suggests that he _____.
A. should be very hard working B. should be hard working enough
C. is very hard working D. isn’t hard working enough
11. — Do you still remember when we went to Chongqing?
—I can’t remember now but ______ sometime last summer?
A. could it be B. might it be C. could it have been D. might it have been
12. —Mary told me she would ______ computer studies.
— Really? I’ll try my best to ask her to______ such foolish ideas.
A. pick out; give up B. put away; give up C. give up; put away D. give up; pick up
13. Have you heard of one kind of animal that ____eggs but ____ its young_____ its milk.
A. laids; feeds; with B. lay; feed; on C. lays; feed; with D. lays; feeds; on
14. The telephone ____ three times in the last hour, and each time it _____ for my father.
A. had rung; was B. has rung; was C. rang; has been D. has been ringing; is
15. It was obvious that the man ______driving on the free way for almost an hour when he_____ that he must come back.
A. was; told B. had been; was told C. had been; told D. was; was told
16. There are ten waiting rooms at the newly-built station, ______in all 20,000 people.
A. seating B. seated C. sitting D. to seating
17. —It ’s a long time ______ I saw you last.
—Yes, and what a pity it is since it will be a long time ____ we see each other again.
A. before; since B. when; when C. since; before D. when; then
18. _____ clearly so that your teacher____ you correctly.
A. Writing; will understand B. To write; could understand
C. Having written; can understand D. Write; can understand
19. Living in the country has its advantages, _______ freedom from pollution is the best.
A. for which B. in which C. of which D. from which
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—I can’t eat this. It’s too salty.
A. Yes, sir B. What C. All right D. Pardon
My father and I were very close. I loved pleasing him, and he was always of my success. If I . Later in life
whenever I got a promotion (提升), I would call my father and he would rush out to tell all his . In 1970, when I was President of the Ford Motor Company, I don’t know of us was more excited.
Like many native Italians, my parents were very open with their and their love–not only at home, but also in public. Most of my friends would hug their fathers, but I hugged and kissed my dad at every –nothing could have felt more .
man who was always trying new things. He was the first person in Allentown to buy a motorcycle. , my father and his motorcycle didn’t too well. He fell off it so often that he it just a month after buying it. As a result, he never
again any vehicle with fewer than four wheels.
Because of that motorcycle, I wasn’t to have a bicycle when I was growing up. Whenever I wanted to ride a bike, I had to one from a friend. On the other hand, my father let me drive a car as soon as I sixteen.
My father and I loved and each other. We were close to each other all the time.
21．A. pleased B. content C. proud D. satisfied
22．A. won B. beat C. gained D. failed
23．A. mountain B. world C. spirit D. earth
24．A. ever since B. just then C. on time D. right away
25．A. families B. relatives C. workers D. friends
26．A. honored B. appointed C. praised D. called
27．A. who B. what C. whom D. which
28．A. thoughts B. views C. feelings D. ideas
29．A. never B. often C. frequently D. sometimes
30．A. occasion B. time C. opportunity D. choice
31．A. necessary B. embarrassing C. comfortable D. natural
32．A. interesting B. strange C. curious D. open–minded
33．A. Unfortunately B. Strangely C. Unbelievably D. Surprisingly
34．A. get through B. get along C. get off D. get over
35．A. put up with B. got rid of C. broke away from D. did away with
36．A. sold B. trusted C. played D. believed
37．A. allowed B. hoped C. suggested D. demanded
38．A. ride B. require C. borrow D. use
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39．A. turned B. went C. changed D. grew
40．A. thought of B. took care C. attended on D. cared about
The British policeman has several nicknames, but the most frequently used are "copper" and "bobby". The first name comes from the verb "cop" meaning "to take" or "capture", and the second comes from the first name of Sir Robert Peel, a 19th century politician, who was the founder of the police force. An early nickname for the policeman was "peeler", but this name had died out.
Visitors to England seem，nearly always, to be very impressed by the English police. In fact, it has become a joke that the visitors to Britain, when asked for his views of the country, will always say，at some point or other, "I think your policemen are wonderful."
Well, the British bobby may not always be wonderful but he is usually a very friendly and helpful character.
A music-hall song of some years ago was called, "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman." Nowadays, most people own watches but they still seem to find plenty of other questions to ask the policeman. In London, the policemen spend so much of their time directing visitors about the city that one wonders how they ever find time to do anything else!
41. The British policeman has _______ nicknames mentioned in the passage.
A. five B. two C. three D. ten
42. One of the nicknames for the policeman, "peeler" _______ .
A. is the name of a politician B. is most frequently used sometimes
C. is not used any more D. is still used as much as "bobby"
43. "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman." That means _______ .
A. the British policeman is friendly and helpful
B. the British policeman has plenty of time to help people
C. people usually think that the policeman always knows the time
D. it is a duty for the policeman to tell people the time
44. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The British policeman has some nicknames.
B. The British policeman is wonderful.
C. Only the British policeman knows the time very well.
D. The British policeman is ready to help people.
When Joe Bates was twelve years old, he lost interest in school. He stopped listening in his classes. Some of his teachers began to consider him a problem.
But a few of Joe’s teachers thought that Joe might have lost interest in schoolwork because he already understood it. They proposed that Joe try taking a university class in computer science. Joe did. He was the best student in the class. Later tests showed that his intelligence and 初三练习（三） 第 3 页
knowledge were far greater than most children of his age. He entered university when he was thirteen, about four years earlier than most children. And by the time he was in his early twenties, Joe was teaching computer science at a university.
Joe’s story shows what can happen when a child’s unusual ability is recognized. Sadly, however, not all gifted children get this recognition. And educational experts say unusually gifted children may waste their abilities if they do not get help to develop them.
Studies show that almost twenty percent of students who fail to complete high school in the United States are gifted children.
This is because gifted children can have special problems as well as special abilities. Teachers may not recognize their abilities or may not know how to keep them interested. Or they may consider such students to be troublemakers or rebels.
Gifted children may feel lonely or different because they do not know other children who share their interests.
Educators say there are more than two million gifted children in the United States today. But they say fewer than half are taking part in special education programs designed for them.
One of the most successful programs is held every summer at John Hopkins University in the state of Maryland, where Joe Bates went to school. It started in 1980 when educators saw that there must be many children like Joe.
At first, only 100 children took part in it, and now more than 1,000 children between the ages of nine and sixteen are students in the summer program.
The John Hopkins program provides studies in math and science. It also has classes for children with unusual ability in language and writing. The children study the same subject every day for several weeks. It could be biology, or history, or English literature. In those few weeks, they learn as much as in a normal nine-month school year.
William Durden, the director says the program succeeds because it permits children to make progress more quickly than in a traditional program. And the children get to meet others like themselves.
45. Joe Bates stopped listening in his classes because________.
A. he lost interest in school B. he hated those teachers who considered him a problem
C. he had already understood what he was taught D. he wanted to take a university class
46. When a child’s unusual ability is recognized,__________.
A. he can do whatever he likes
B. he will no longer be considered to be a troublemaker or rebel
C. he may have more success than most children of his age
D. he will certainly take part in a special education program
47. According to the passage, the most important thing is to__________.
A. recognize and develop gifted children’s unusual abilities
B. design and support special education programs for gifted children
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C. help gifted children get to meet others who share their interests
D. encourage gifted children instead of treating them as a problem when they lost interest in school
48. Quite a lot of gifted students fail to complete high school in the United States because_____.
A. they take part in traditional education programs
B. their unusual abilities are not recognized
C. their teachers don’t know how to keep them interested in schoolwork
D. they have special problems as well as special abilities.
For more than twenty years scientists have been searching for signs of life on other planets. Most of these searches have been done over the radio. The hope is that someone in outer space may be trying to get in touch with us. Scientists also have sent radio and television messages on spaceships travelling through space, on the chance that someone may be receptive to such message.
Scientists are using powerful radio telescopes to listen to signals from about 1,000 stars, all within 100 light years of Earth. In addition, they will scan the entire sky to "listen" for radio messages from more distant stars. Using a computer, they will be able to more than eight channels at one time. Scientists are looking for any signal that stands out from the background noise.
Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, scientists find that five percent are like our sun. Perhaps half of them have a planet like Earth. Such a planet would be a reasonable distance from the star for temperatures to be right for the evolution (进化) of life. Based on the inhabitable (that can be lived in) planets in our galaxy, most scientists agree that chances are likely that one or more of these planets support some life.
However, many scientists wonder whether intelligent life exists on other planets. Some believe that twenty years of searching without any intelligible messages shows that no one is out there. They say that the evolution of intelligence comparable to ours is unlikely.
Other scientists believe that our search hasn’t been long enough to rule out the possibility that intelligent life exists in our galaxy. Although our sun family is only about five billion years old, our galaxy is about 20 billion years old. In that time, some scientists think it is likely that civilization much more advanced than ours have developed. Perhaps these civilizations send us no signals; perhaps we have not recognized the signals they have sent us. If we hope to find intelligent life, these scientists believe that we have to keep looking.
49. According to the passage, how many planets in our galaxy might be inhabitable?
A. 5 billion B. 10 billion C. 15 billion D. 200 billion
50. The first paragraph in this passage is mainly about _____.
A. how scientists are looking for signs of life on other planets
B. why scientists are looking for signs of life on other planets
C. where scientists are looking for signs of life on other planets
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D. When scientists are looking for signs of life on other planets
51. The underlined word ― monitor‖ in Paragraph 2 means ―_______‖.
A. find B. follow C. check D. form
52. Which of the following is TRUE based on the information in the passage?
A. The earth is the oldest planet in our galaxy.
B. All scientists believe that there is intelligent life on other planets.
C. Scientists are trying different ways to find signs of life on other planets.
D. Scientists will give up the search for signs of life on other planets.
If you want to be a success, study at the University of Waikato is right for you. The university is internationally recognised for its excellence and achievements. It will help you develop
advanced research skills. As a university student you can get first-class research facilities (设施) with trained teachers to help, support and advise you in your study. We pride ourselves on our high standards, our research success and our international recognition. For further information: email@example.com
We offer a wide choice of bachelor’s degrees for international students, which includes: Arts, Communication Studies, Social Sciences, etc. Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education are only for New Zealand citizens, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition fees are different from department to department, generally from $5,000 to $6,000 a year. For further information: email@example.com
You can have a room in a 4-bedroom flat, which will cost about $100 a month with other regular living costs of about $150 a month for one person. For further information: acc@waikato. ac.nz Health
The Student Health Service provides excellent medical services for students. The Medical
Centre is open five days a week, including student holidays with four doctors and nurses to meet your medical needs. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre is a great place to have sports activities. Trained exercise teachers can help you work out a training plan and keep you active. The sports hall has volleyball, basketball and indoor football courts and a swimming pool as well. There are also a large number of sports clubs at Waikato. For further information: sport@ waikato.ac.nz
53. If you want to get more information about arts, you can write to ______.
A. email@example.com B. firstname.lastname@example.org
C. email@example.com D. firstname.lastname@example.org
54. You have to pay at least ______ a year if you study at the University of Waikato.
A. $5,250 B. $8,000 C. $9,000 D. $11,000
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55. According to the text, what will you do if you are ill during Christmas holidays?
A. Go to a hospital nearby. B. Buy some medicine in a drug store.
C. See a doctor at the school medical centre. D. Try to get help from your classmates.
Failure is probably the most fatiguing (令人疲劳的)experience a person ever has. There is nothing more tiringthan not succeeding, being blocked, not moving ahead. It is an evil circle. Failure causes fatigue, and fatigue makes it harder to get to work, which adds to the fatigue. We experience this tiredness in two main ways: start-up fatigue and performance fatigue. In the former case, we keep putting off a task that we are forced to take up. Either because it is too boring or because it is too difficult, we avoid it. And the longer we put it off, the more tired we feel.
Such start-up fatigue is very real, even not actually physical, not something in our muscles and bones. The remedy (治疗法) is obvious, though perhaps not easy to apply: willpower
exercise. The moment I find myself turning away from a job, or putting it under a pile of things I have to do, I clear my desk of everything else and attack the difficult item first. To prevent start-up fatigue, always treat the most difficult job first.
Performance fatigue is more difficult to handle. Here we are willing to get started, but we work, we fail again and again. The mounting experience of failure carries with it an
ever-increasing burden of mental fatigue. In such a situation, I work as hard as I can, then let the unconsciousness take over.
56. Which of the following can be called an evil circle？
A. Success-zeal-success-zeal. B. Failure-tiredness-failure-tiredness.
C. Failure-zeal-failure-tiredness. D. Success-tiredness-success-tiredness.
57. According to the passage , when keeping putting off a task, we can experience _______. A. tiredness B. performance fatigue C. start-up fatigue D. unconsciousness
58. To overcome start-up fatigue, we need ________ .
A. toughness B. prevention C. muscles D. strong willpower
59. The underlined word "insurmountable" in the last paragraph probably means ________ . A. that can not be overcome B. that are known
C. that can not be imagined D. that can not be objected
60. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true？
A. It is easier to overcome start-up fatigue.
B. Performance fatigue occurs when the job we are willing to take gets blocked. C. One will finally succeed after experiencing the evil circle.
D. Failure often accompanies fatigue.
Andy: Any suggestions?
John: You are good at the 400–meter race. Why not try that?
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Andy: Are you joking? Do you think I can beat Mike in Class One?
Andy: Don’t you think it would be a better idea for me to try the long jump?John: I think I am good at it too. I suggest that you run the 100 – metre race. If I were you, I would certainly choose that.
Andy: But I haven’t practiced for a long time. Shall we do some training?
A．That’s a good idea.
B．Is the sports meet going to take place?
C．What about the high jump then?
D．I’m not sure which activity to do at the sports meet.
E．I'm pretty good at it.
F．No one in our school can beat you.
G．You’d better try the long jump.
66.The storm has _______(中断) all travel by sea. 66.______
67.When building _____ (材料)cost more, the price of houses increases. 67.______
68. _______ (下定决心) to finish the job, Peter stayed up all night. 68.______
69. Please contact my _______(秘书) to make an appointment. 69.______
70. It will supply 140 million k.w.h. of _______ (电的) power per year to us. 70.______
71. The building was completely _______(摧毁)in the earthquake. 71.______
72. The bank has taken _______(拥有) of the house. 72.______
73. The _______(泉水)here are rich in mineral salts. 73.______
74. He has _______(原谅) you for your silly mistake. 74.______
75. After the storm there was a ____(急剧的)drop in temperature. 75.______
Get a good education is more important today than 76．____________ ever before. In Canada mostly children attend public 77．____________ schools. Public schools are mainly found by governments 78．____________ through tax income. Students in Canada taught in 79．____________ English and in French. The rest of Canadian children 80．____________ attend private schools, what are supported mainly by fees 81．____________ paying by parents. By law, the children must attend 82．____________ the school from age 5 to 16. There are several different 83．____________ levels in the Canadian education system.The first was 84．____________ called Elementary Schools, which include kindergarten 85．____________ through grade 7 or 8.
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假如你班开展了―有困难向谁求助‖(Whom do you turn to when in trouble?)的调查活动，调查结果如下表。请用英语在班会上向同学们介绍相关内容及调查结果并表达出你的观点。
My dear friends,
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1-5 DDCDA 6-10 CDBCD 11-15 CCDBB 16-20 ACDCA
21-25 CABDD 26-30 BDCAC 31-35 DCABB 36-40 BACAD
41-45 CCACC 46-50 CADAA 51-55 CCCBC 56-60 BCDAC
66. interrupted 67. materials 68. Determined 69. secretary 70. electric
71. destroyed 72. possession 73. springs 74. forgiven/excused/pardoned
76. Get—Getting 77. mostly—most 78. found—founded 79. taught前加 are
80. 正确 81.what—which 82. paying—paid 83.去掉 the
84. was—is 85. kindergarten—kindergartens
One possible version:
My dear friends,
Good afternoon! We have made a survey--"Who do you turn to when in trouble?" Here are the results.
Most of the students will go to their classmates or friends when in trouble. They're almost of the same age, so they can talk with and understand each other easily. Some students will tell their teachers or parents about their troubles and ask for their help, as the teachers and parents have rich experience and love them very much. They can be trusted by these students. Only a few students solve their problems all by themselves. They hate to talk with others and can’t get on well with others.
In my opinion, when in trouble we’d better ask our teachers, parents, friends or classmates for help. They are likely to help you out of the troubles.
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