1. — I’ve decided to quit this job, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to find a better one. — _______. You never know until you try.
A. Good luck B. Never mind C. Go for it D. Forget it
2. Children are curious _______ nature and adults should encourage their natural curiosities.
A. on B. at C. in D. by
3. It was a common disease, but Dr. Lee didn’t ____ the symptoms before a careful checkup.
A. expect B. invent C. doubt D. recognize
4. The book has been considered as _______ must-read one for those who want to get _______ success.
A. the; a B. a; a C. a; / D. the; /
5. — Didn’t you receive my postcard from England?
— Oh, sorry, I _______ to tell you. I liked it very much.
A. forget B. have forgotten C. forgot D. had forgotten
6. The old man got up just before sunrise, as he often did, _______ along the beach and breathe the fresh air.
A. walked B. walking C. to walk D. having walked
7. — Is it OK if I smoke here?
— Sorry, you _______. This is a non-smoking area.
A. can’t B. couldn’t C. needn’t D. wouldn’t A. which B. that C. as D. and
9. _______ hasn’t been decided whether we’ll go outing.
A. What B. One C. This D. It
10. Every day, after the kids _______ to bed at 9 o’clock, I had to clean the kitchen.
A. are sent B. will be sent C. were sent D. have been sent
11. Researchers are trying to find out, if possible, _____ the pollution of the water in that area.
A. what is it that causes B. what it is that causes
C. it is what that causes D. it is that what causes
12. Jessica was a newcomer to our class, but, we didn’t know her, she was warmly received.
A. as B. since C. although D. for
13. Jack started to speed up and I had to run to _______ in order not to fall behind.
A. hold on B. keep up C. get along D. make up
14. Constant practice has erased my accent to a point _______ many people think I’m a native speaker.
A. which B. what C. where D. when
15. — Hello, is that Daniel?
— Sorry, he is not in. _______
A. Hold on a moment, please. B. Who are you?
C. Could you call back later? D. Wrong number.
He met her on a party. She was so outstanding that many guys were after her, while he was so that nobody paid attention to him.
the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him. She was , but due to being polite, she promised.
. She thought, “Please, let me go home.” Suddenly he asked the waiter, “Would you give me some ? I’d like to put it in my coffee.”
Everybody at him, so strange! His face turned red, but, , he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him , “Why do you have this hobby?”
He could feel the of the sea, just like the salty coffee. While he said that, tears filled his eyes. That’s from the bottom of his . A man who can tell out his must be a man who loves home, They continued to After 40 years, he passed away, her a letter which said: my dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life —“salty coffee”. I wanted some sugar, but I was so nervous. What a strange bad taste, but I have the salty coffee for the whole life I for anything I do for you...
16. A. hunting B. looking C. chasing D. running
17. A. formal B. normal C. informal D. abnormal
18. A. In B. At C. By D. Till
19. A. surprised B. excited C. frightened D. disappointed
20. A. frightened B. excited C. nervous D. eager
21 .A. uncomfortable B. pleased C. interested D. discouraged
22. A. sugar B. milk C. ice D. salt
23. A. laughed B. looked C. stared D. shouted
24. A. still B. yet C. till D. thus
25. A. gently B. curiously C. leisurely D. politely
26. A. rejected B. denied C. replied D. questioned
27. A. smell B. bitter C. taste D. beauty
28. A. mind B. heart C. brain D. mental
29. A. homesickness B. lovesickness C. carsickness D. seasickness
30. A. cares of B. cares about C. worries about D. worries with
31. A. meet B. date C. appoint D. interview
32. A. giving B. sending C. leaving D. handing
33. A. love B. lie C. saying D. habit
34. A. because B. from C. since D. until
35. A. sorry B. enough C. guilty D. embarrassed
As a firefighter in New York, between alarms I used to rush to the company office to read The New York Times. One day, an article caught my eyes, which I took to be a calumny（诽谤）on William Butler Yeats, my favorite poet. And I determined to write a letter to the editor of the Sunday Book Review. I don’t know why I felt it my duty to defend the reputation of the poet, but I just knew that I had to write that letter.
Until that point in my life I had not written much of value — a few poems and short stories. I sent some materials to various magazines but found no one was willing to publish my works. It was a special and unexpected delight, then, when I learned something I’d written would finally be printed. Ironically it wasn’t one of my poems or short stories — it was my letter to The New York Times.
Later, I received a letter from True Magazine and one from The New Yorker, asking for an interview. I also received a phone call from a famous publishing house that asked if I might be interested in writing a book about my life. I had little confidence in my ability to write a whole book, though I thought that my work as a firefighter was a worthy subject. So I wrote a collection of stories of firefighters, and it went on to sell two million copies.
I had found out that the writing was a natural result of the passion I felt. One’s education and experience will guide him toward making a right decision, but his passion will enable him to make a difference in whatever he does.
36. Why did the author write a letter to The New York Times?
A. To publish some articles he wrote in his spare time.
B. To ask for some information about his favorite poet.
C. To express his opinion about the article he read in it.
D. To point out the mistakes made by the editor.
37. We can learn from the text that the author _______.
A. loved reading and writing
B. enjoyed his work as a firefighter
C. wanted to be a famous writer
D. liked to help people in trouble
38. The turning point in the author’s life came when _______.
A. he chose to work as a firefighter
B. his letter to The New York Times was published
C. he began to write some poems and stories
D. his book became a best-seller
39. What can be inferred from the text?
A. Life is full of uncertainties.
B. Passion contributes to one’s success.
C. Experience plays a key role in one’s work.
D. Courage contributes a lot to creative work.
The Giant Water Lily is native to Brazil. The flower itself is white and only blooms at night. The flower is nearly the size of a soccer ball. The most interesting thing about this flower is its large leaves. The leaves can grow up to 46 centimeters in size and can hold up to 136 kilograms.
The Giant Water Lily grows in the shallow waters; in its native Brazil and in the Amazon it grows all year long. But it does not grow year round in areas where it is not a native species; it only grows and reproduces in the summertime when the climate is warm. The Giant Water Lily adapts to the environment by growing thorns (刺) on the bottom of the leaves to protect itself There are two sides to the Giant Water Lily’s effect on the living things. The negative part is that no other plant species can live under the Giant Water Lily due to its size. The water lily’s leaves are massive in size and they cover most of the surface of the water. This means that no sunlight can reach the rest of the water. Therefore no algae (海藻) can grow, and with no food source, animals that feed on algae cannot exist. On the other hand, Giant Water Lilies are very helpful to some species, for example, the Lily Trotter. The Lily Trotters walk on the leaves and obtain their food source (insects) from the water lily.
Now researchers are trying to discover more about the characteristics of this particular species.
40. According to the text, the Giant Water Lily _______.
A. is a rare water plant B. has very large leaves
C. is shaped like a soccer ball D. is known for its various colors
41. What does the underlined word “predators” in Paragraph 2 mean?
A. Attackers. B. Followers. C. Admirers. D. Protectors.
42. Other plants can’t live under the Giant Water Lily because _______.
A. there is not enough space for them to live in
B. the water lilies’ leaves have tough thorns
C. there is no sunlight that’s needed for their living
D. some animals lack food source
43. What can be inferred from the text?
A. The Giant Water Lily is favorable to many insects.
B. The Giant Water Lily can provide some species with food.
C. Some insects prevent the growth of other species.
D. Some insects treat the Giant Water Lily as enemies.
44. The text most probably comes from _______.
A. a book about plants B. a news report about plants
C. a research paper on plants D. a comic book of science
Recently, a couple in New Zealand were forbidden from naming their baby son 4Real. Even though New Zealand has quite liberal (开明的) rules about naming children, names beginning with a number are not allowed. They decided to call him Superman instead.
In many countries around the world, unusual names for children are becoming more popular, especially since the increasing trend for famous people to give their children special names. In Britain, you can call a child almost anything you like — the only restrictions on parents relate to offensive words.
Some parents choose names which come from popular cultures. For example, there have been six boys named Gandalf after the character in the Lord of the Rings novels and films. Equally, names relating to sports are fairly common — since 1984, 36 children have been called Arsenal after the football team. Other parents like to make up names, or combine names to make their own
unique version, a method demonstrated by Jordan, the British model, who recently invented the name Tiáamii for her daughter by combining the names Thea and Amy (the two grandmothers).
In Britain, some names which were previously thought of as old-fashioned have become more popular again, such as Maisie or Ella for a girl, or Alfie or Noah for a boy. But the most — Jack, Charlie and Thomas for boys and Grace, Ruby and Jessica for girls.
Other countries have much stricter rules when it comes to naming children. Countries including Japan, Denmark, Spain and Germany have an approved list of names from which parents must choose.
45. According to the text, we can know that _______.
A. traditional names are favored by famous people
B. unusual names are becoming more popular in the world
C. naming rules in different countries are nearly the same
D. special names are often made up by common people
46. What does the underlined word “wacky” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
A. Special and difficult. B. Funny and stupid.
C. Strange and unusual. D. Interesting and inspiring.
47. What is the text mainly about?
A. How to give children special names.
B. Unusual names in the world.
C. Naming rules in the world.
D. Strange names and traditional ones.
More than ever before, today’s students must equip themselves with the international education and skills required by today’s global society and economy. Affordable access to work, study and travel opportunities is a vital part of the educational process.
The International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) was established in 1949 as a not-for-profit global association to help member organizations explore and develop new opportunities and services for young people wishing to embark on（着手）educational travel experiences. Members of ISTC are recognized in their market as specialists in student travel and international education services and whose activities are consistent with the objectives of ISTC.
Thanks to the ISTC, students, young people and teaching professionals have access to a global network of leading travel specialists offering low priced flights, travel tickets, insurance, accommodation, work and study abroad programs as well as special deals on entertainment, sightseeing and shopping in countries all over the world.
Member organizations of the ISTC meet the changing needs of students and youth travelers by developing and negotiating new and reduced-cost products and services.
The ISTC network includes over 5000 offices in 106 countries worldwide, which collectively（共同地）serve the needs of over 10 million student and youth travelers each year.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally accepted student ID card. Since its launch in 1968, the ISIC has helped over 40 million students to get the most out of their travel experience. With access to a global network of affordable and specialized student services, the ISIC is your passport to more than 32,000 discounts and benefits in 106 countries worldwide. As an ISIC holder, you become part of a worldwide community of over 4.5 million
students who share a passion for travel, adventure and discovery.
48. According to the text, we can infer that the educational process today _______.
A. has changed more rapidly than ever before
B. specifically refers to studies at school
C. requires students to study abroad
D. covers many aspects of people’s life
49. What do we learn about the ISTC from the text?
A. It has been established for less than half a century.
B. It’s an international organization only for students.
C. It can provide a professional global service for youth.
D. It was started in 1968.
50. According to the text, if you want to enjoy discount travel in Europe, you should _______.
A. join the ISTC B. apply for a passport
C. use your student ID card D. be an ISIC holder
Active listening is an essential skill in learning. It is when you listen carefully to make sure you understand and learn the information that is being conveyed. Here are some things which can help you to listen actively.
◆Listen for the main point and major subpoints. 52 Listen carefully and make sure you understand what the purpose of this lecture is. As you take down notes, keep the main point in mind and make sure you understand how these notes are related.
◆Listen for an organizational structure. Listen carefully to figure out how the ideas are organized and they will make more sense.
◆Pay attention to organizational cues. 53 Pay close attention to the introduction, as it will probably indicate how you should organize your notes. If the lecture begins with, “Today I’m going to talk about three ethnic conflicts in the Middle East,” then you have a good idea of what’s going to follow. Listen for “signpost” words to indicate a transition for one point to the next, such as “next” and “finally” and numerical signposts like “first” or “third”.
◆Listen with your eyes. 54 Watch the teacher and be aware of how he or she uses hand gestures, eye contact and other body language to convey points.
◆Remove distractions. Put away the campus newspaper, your cell phone and anything else that might be more interesting than the lecturer.
Learning to concentrate and listen actively is an endurance skill.
A. Speakers communicate information through nonverbal communication.
B. Unfortunately, many students don’t know how to listen actively when they attend classes.
C. If your teacher indicates that something is important, mark it.
D. Make yourself do it, and it will get easier over time.
E. Listen carefully for words and phrases that reflect the organizational structure of the lecture.
F. Your teachers’ notes are probably organized into some kind of outline.
G. Don’t just write everything down.
My brother Tom was very selfish when he was a little boy. He did not want share things with other people. For example, when he buy a chocolate cake, he put them in a secret place where I couldn’t find it. Then he ate it all by himself. He never helped other. He said he is busy. That is, a game of tennis making him very busy. He did not care if something he did it made people angry. For instance, one night he played strong and loudly music till four o’clock in the morning. But now he is difference. He often helps grandma with housework, helps mom with cooking and helps his classmates with his lessons.
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On a sunny day in April, we organized a community environmental program called “Love Our Community” in order to create a cleaner and more harmonious community.
In the morning, we went to clean the streets and wash the windows in the community. We swept up the fallen leaves and the rubbish, and put them into the dustbins. After that, we learned from an experienced gardener about how to trim trees and bushes. We carefully observed the gardener and then we did it by ourselves. In the afternoon, we gave a lecture about the environment for the residents of the community. They listened very carefully. Obviously, they liked our lecture very much. Meanwhile, we handed out environmental leaflets to passers-by in the community.
From this program, we have learned a lot about how to protect our environment and make more people realize the significance of protecting the environment.