21 Some parents are just too protective. They want to ________ their kids from every kind of danger, real or imagined.
A spot B dismiss C shelter D distinguish
22 – Do you think it’s a good idea to make friends with your students?
--________, I do. I think it’s a great idea.
A Really B Obviously C Actually D Generally
23 Drunk driving, which was once a _______ occurrence, is now under control.
A general B frequent C normal D particular
24 Anyway, I can’t cheat him—it’s against all my _____.
A emotions B principles C regulations D opinions
25 Anyone, whether he is an official or a bus driver, should be ______ respected.
A especially B equally C naturally D normally
26 If she doesn’t want to go, nothing you can say will _____ her.
A persuade B promise C invite D support
27. It was twenty years of overworking and living in stress that have ____ his health.
A．harmed B．endangered C．ruined D．failed
28. Though he was angry at the naughty boy's rudeness, he ________ himself and talked to him with patience.
in the big fire．
A．burst out B． burst into C．put out D．put up
30．They offered a lot of useful information for your report．I can understand how
you must be feeling ______ now ．
A．frightened B．upset C．grateful D．curious
I still remember that the year when I started university. It was a very
time for me. Like many other new students I missed my mother’s cooking and my friends, got quite homesick and thought of leaving university and going home.
The mailbox was full. But the letters gradually became fewer and finally the day came when I found my mailbox was . It made me feel quite miserable. Then one day while I was waiting for the postman, I saw that I had a postcard in my box. B．prepared C．hid D．calmed 29．The sad mother crying when the reporter asked about her son’s death
Happily I sat down to read it, that it was from one of my friends. it was of a young woman called Annie and her new baby. I took the card back to my room, put it into my desk drawer and all about it.
Several days later, I another postcard. This time it was about Antonio, Annie’s cousin. Soon later, another card came and then another, full of interesting information about people I had them, to see what the writer would next. They made me feel unhappy with my own life and I even began to smile. while the cards coming, I joined some societies and made some new friends. At last I was beginning to enjoy life. The postcards had made me feel happy and helped me begin a new life so I all the cards and even now bring them out I feel miserable. 31. A. easy 32. A. often 33. A. busiest
C. good C. only
D. bad D. seldom D. worst D. empty D. writing D. But D. news D. realized D. wrote D. each D. always D. worried D. come up D. least D. Frequently D. finished D. common D. kept D. when
34. A. as time went by
C. with time went 35 . A. open 37. A. So 39. A. cared 40. A. sent 41. A. either 42. A. ever 43. A. surprised 44. A. write about 45. A. more 46. A. Actually 47. A. began 48. A. college 49. A. sold 50. A. whenever
36. A. enjoying 38. A. postcards
B. as time going D. with time going C. full
C. hoping C. However C. letters
C. received C. every C. once C. frightened C. ask for C. less C. stopped C. hardship C. thrown C. whichever
B. closed B. expecting B. Although B. emails B. forgot B. accepted B. neither B. never B. interested B. think about B. most B. continued B. home B. sent B. wherever
B. At the same time C. Luckily
While students in Hainan are quite used to clear skies, Beijing teenagers are not so lucky. As another warm winter approaches, the city can expect the normal clouds of smoke caused by air pollution.
But things could start to get better soon. The government is co-operating with a US-based environmental protection agency to update existing buses and trucks with clean fuel technology. The new technology could reduce air pollutants in existing diesel vehicles (柴油机) by 40 per cent. The programme will begin by testing buses in Beijing to see if the technology can be applied to them.
―We encourage the development of public transportation. But at the same time we need to reduce pollution from them,‖ said an official.
Efforts are being made to improve the capital’s environment with tighter controls on emissions (排放). Some heavily polluting factories and construction sites, such as those owned by the steel giant Shougang Group, have been asked to cut production in November and December or be closed.
Beijing was the third polluted city in the world at the end of last century, according to the UN. But thanks to recent measures, the capital has made some progress. Last year 224 clear days were rated as having good air quality. In 1998 the air quality index (指数) gave just 100 days as good.
―I am glad to see an improvement,‖ said a Senior 1 boy living in the northwest of Beijing. ―Compared to other places, the air quality of Beijing is still worrying though. I hate the pollution. Once I was riding my bike in the morning when I almost had a traffic accident because I couldn’t see a car only metres away from me in frog.‖
In early October, the skies were covered by such a thick fog that a display show by the visiting French air force was called off.
Rapid development, industry, traffic fumes (烟) and sandstorms from the desert all contribute to the city’s bad air.
51. The passage is mainly about ________?
A. a programme to improve Beijing’s air quality
B. progress made in Beijing’s air quality
C. Beijing’s air pollution
D. the difference between Hainan and Beijing
52. Which of the following is not the measure taken or to be taken to improve Beijing’s air?
A. Clean fuel technology will be used in public transportation.
B. Some factories have been asked to cut production.
C. Some construction sites have been told to be closed.
D. A display show of airplanes has been called off.
53. We can infer from the passage that, with the aim of being an ecological (生态的) city by the 2008 Olympics, ________.
A. far more still needs to be done
B. nothing else needs to be done
C. all traffic has to be closed
D. the development of the city has to be slowed down
54. Which is not correct according to the passage?
A. Beijing’s air quality is getting worse and worse.
B. Development, industry, traffic fumes and sandstorms are all the causes of bad air quality.
C. Clouds of smoke in the sky is the common feature in the winter of Beijing.
D. The government is making every effort to stop air pollution.
Earthquakes are something that people fear. There are some places that have few or no earthquakes. Most places in the world, however, have them regularly (有规律的). Countries that have a lot of earthquakes are usually quite mountainous (多山的)．
The most talked about earthquake in the United States was in San Francisco in 1906. Over 700 people died in it. The strongest one in North America was in 1964. It happened in Alaska.
Strong earthquakes are not always the ones that kill the most people. In 1755, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded was felt in Portugal. Around 2,000 people died.
In 1923, a very strong earthquake hit the Tokyo, Yokohama area of Japan. A hundred and forty thousand people died. Most of them died in fires which followed the earthquake.
One of the worst earthquakes ever was in China in 1976. It killed a large number of people. The worst earthquake ever reported was also in China, in which 400,000 people were killed or injured. This earthquake happened in 1556.
Earthquakes worry people a lot. The reason is that we often do not know when they are coming. People can not prepare for it.
55．How many people died in the earthquake which happened in Portugal in 1755?
A．2,000. B．140,000. C．400,000. D．500.
56．When and where was the worst earthquake ever reported?
C．1923; Japan. B．1556; China. D．1976; China.
57．According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
A．The stronger the earthquake is, the more people are killed.
B．Earthquakes often come unexpectedly (出乎意料地)．
C．Earthquakes can cause fires.
D．People still don't know how to tell when an earthquake will come.
58．What may be talked about in the seventh paragraph?
A．How do earthquakes worry people?
B．What will people do to prepare for earthquakes?
C．How can we save people when earthquakes happen?
D．How do earthquakes happen?
Gold Coast family holidays are always great fun whether you are from Australia or from abroad．There are beautiful beaches, adventure parks, nature parks and so much more．
There are so many sights to see here．It is a pity to drive in a car and you’ll miss a great part of it．Australia is home to many animals and birds that can only be seen when moving slowly and going into the areas that they live．
When you are on a bicycle, you have the advantage of being able to stop whenever you want to see an interesting animal or bird that you have never seen before．It is a quieter mode （方式） of transportation as well, so you might even be able to take a picture．When you are on the beach, you can breathe that clean air and view the beauty of the water and sand．It is a totally different experience from either simply sunbathing or passing it in a car．
There are many choices of hiring a bicycle to experience the Gold Coast attractions．There are stores that will fit a bike perfectly to your size．These bikes for both adults and children are in many styles and colors to please any taste．If you have ever wanted to try a tandem bike （双人单车）, now is your chance, because they have those too．
A bicycle hire on Gold Coast is something that everyone should try at least once．This is a wonderful chance for anyone who likes to cycle and it is also a cheap way to travel with your family．
59．You’d better not drive in a car on Gold Coast because ________．
A．you will break the traffic rules B．you will cause much noise
C．you can’t enjoy the beautiful sights well D．you can’t drive into some parks
60．The following advantages of hiring bikes are mentioned EXCEPT that ________．
A．you can take photos of animals
C．you can get a clearer sight of animals
61．What is paragraph 4 mainly about?
A．How to hire bikes on Gold Coast．
C．What bikes are the most popular．
A．He supports it very much． B．What kinds of bikes there are in stores． D．Who can hire bikes on Gold Coast． B．He thinks it’s a personal choice．
When you send a letter or a postcard, you have to put stamps on the envelope or on the card. When did people first begin to use stamps? Who was the first to think of this idea?
In the early nineteenth century, people did not use stamps. They had to pay postage when they received letters. They were unhappy about this, especially when they paid for a letter which they did not wish to receive at all. The postage was high at that time, because the post offices had to send many people to collect the postage.
Rowland Hill, a schoolmaster in England, was the first to put forward(提出) a proposal(提议) to use stamps in the 1850s. He thought it would be much easier for people to use stamps to cover postage. They could go to the nearby post office to buy stamps and put them on envelopes before they sent the letters. The post office could simply put seals on the stamps so that people could not use the stamps again. In this way, the post office did not need to send postmen to collect postage. It only needed to send fewer postmen to deliver letters. That was a good idea and the government finally accepted it.
63. It was not until _____ that people began to use stamps.
A. the early 19th century B. the middle 19th century
C. the late 19th century D. the beginning of the 19th century
64. Before stamps were used, postage ________.
A. was paid by the letter-posters B. was paid by the letter-receivers
C. was collected by postmen D. Both B and C
65. Rowland Hill was ________.
A. the designer of the first stamp B. a postman in England
C. the suggestion-giver of using stamps D. a postmaster of a small post office B．it is a cheap way of traveling D．it is a good way to do sunbathing 62．What’s the author’s attitude towards a bike hire on Gold Coast? C．He doesn’t like this way of traveling． D．He thinks it’s only good for adults．
66. After stamps were used, post offices needn’t _______.
A. send postmen to collect the postage B. send postmen to collect letters
C. send postmen to deliver letters D. put seals on the used stamps
67. Which of the following may be the best title of the passage?
A. When did people first begin to use stamps?
B. Who was the first to think of using stamps?
C. Why were postmen sent to collect postage?
D. How did stamps come into use?
Henry Ford was the first person to build cars which were cheap, strong and fast. He was able to sell millions of models because he could produce them in large numbers at a time；that is, he made a great many cars of exactly the same kind. Ford’s father hoped that his son would become a farmer, but the young man did not like the idea and he went to Detroit（底特律）where he worked as a mechanic(机械师).By the age of 29, in 1892, he had built his first car. However, the car made in this way, the famous ―Model T‖ did not appear until 1908-five years after Ford bad started his great motor car factory. This car showed to be well-known that it kept unchanged for twenty years. Since Ford’s time, this way of producing cars in large numbers has become common in industry and has reduced the price of many goods which would otherwise be very expensive.
68. Henry Ford was the man to built _____ cars.
A. cheap and strong B. cheap and long
C. fast and expensive D. strong and slow
69. Ford was able to sell millions of cars, because_____.
A. he made many greet cars B. his cars are many
C. he made lots of cars of the same kind D. both A and B
70. The young man became a mechanic, _______.
A. which was his father’s will B. which was against his own will
C. which was against his father’s will D. which was the will of both
71．Look , the man （在遛狗的）is a famous artist．（walk）
72．Your speech was heard by a group of judges, （所有人都同意）
that it was the best one this year．（agree）
73. (起非常重要的作用)in guiding the students in class.( play)
74．She has a short memory and this is the fourth time that she （忘记）
lock the door．（forget）
75．It was （午夜）they saw me off at the train
76．Ever since the world began, men and women （经历） all kinds
of difficulties to build the world as it is today．（go）
77．Although the delta （使……更容易）for us to cycle, we got warm
79．During our lunch, he asked me （我的看法如何） towards
the action recently taken by the government to reduce the house
80．When we returned from our vacation in Italy, we （惊讶地
发现） find that the door of our house was forced open．（shock）
My name is Li Xiang.I’m writing a letter to you to ask for some help.
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71．Who / that is walking the dog
72．all of whom agreed
73. play an important part/role
74．has forgotten to
75．at midnight that
76．have gone through
77．made it easier
78. who devotes his/ her life to helping others
79．what my attitude was
80．were shocked to
One possible version:
My name is Li Xiang. I’m writing my letter to you to ask for some help. I have met many difficulties in learning English. First, I find our texts full of new words that are very difficult for me to remember. Besides, the texts are too long for me to recite. What’s more, grammar is also very difficult to learn.
Faced with so many difficulties, I
have to ask you for some help. Would you like to introduce to us some good ways to learn new words so that we can remember them more easily？ In the meanwhile, I beg you to teach the text more slowly so that the average students can easily follow you. Also, I would like you to introduce some rules and good ways to learn grammar. I’m sure that I can make great progress in my English study with your help.