47. You need to pay______ a year to study in London.
A. $20,600 B. $50,000 C. $4,300 D. $39,600
48. If you look for rich culture, you may choose _________.
A. Imperial College London
C. the University of Vienna B. Harvard University D. the University of Melbourne
49. The University of Melbourne is in ___________.
A. UK B. USA
“Will you give my kite a lift?” asked my nephew to his sister. Lucy took it up and threw it into the air, but her brother didn’t pay attention and ran off, so the kite fell down. “Try again, children,” I said.
Lucy once more took up the kite. But John ran off so suddenly that the kite flew out of her hand and it fell flat as before. “Try again,” said I.
They did, and with more care, but a side wind came suddenly. As Lucy let go the kite, it was blown against some bushes and the tail was caught. Meanwhile, I went to the kite’s assistance and set the tail free from the bushes. I told them to find a more open area and then try again.
We found an open area. I threw the kite up as John ran off. It rose up and promised a high flight. But John was so pleased that he stopped short to look upward. The string became loose. The kite shook and came down to the ground. “I won’t try anymore. The kite won’t fly. ” said he angrily. I replied, “A few disappointments are not supposed to discourage us. And now try again.”
And he tried and succeeded, for the kite was carried upward on the breeze as lightly as a feather. After enjoying the sight as long as he excited, John began to roll up the string slowly. “Shall we come out tomorrow and try again.”
I smiled, “Yes, dear children. I wish to teach you the value of keeping trying. Whenever you fail, remember – TRY AGAIN!”
50. How many times did they fly the kite?
A. Five. B. Four. C. Three. D. Six. C. Australia D. Austria
51. How did John feel when he finally flew the kite up?
A. Angry. B. Hopeful. C. Excited. D. Worried
52. The writer wants to tell us ___________.
A. the ways of flying kites B. the pleasure of flying kites
C. the cost of making mistakes D. the importance of keeping trying
There's a lot of focus on trans fats（反式脂肪）these days. We read about it in the news, and there's talk of passing laws against trans fats. We the word. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what trans fats truly are and why they are so bad for us. A lot of food production companies want to get your dollars by printing "Trans Fat Free" on their label (标签). Sadly, they may not be telling the truth.
So what is a trans fat really? A trans fat is a liquid (液体) fat that is turned into a solid. Although there are very small amounts of natural trans fats in meat and dairy products, most of them are created by adding hydrogen to liquid fat. Food-makers do this because it makes the product last longer on the shelf. Have you ever wondered why cookies can still be crispy and "tasty" after six months to a year on a store shelf? It's because of trans fats. Trans fats are typically found in things like donuts, French fries, cookies, microwave popcorn, and potato chips.
Why are trans fats bad for you? Trans fats raise the bad cholesterol（胆固醇）in your body and lower the good cholesterol that the body needs. Fatty foods do cause overweight. Trans fats build up in the body and block blood flow to the heart. People whose diet contains a high percentage of trans fats are at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Why can the food-makers label trans fat free when it isn't? Because of the way the nutrition labeling laws work, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has allowed that if a food has less than 0.5 grams per serving (一份) it can be classified as trans fat free. Read the label and you may discover that the package actually contains 6 servings, and if you just ate three of them, you might have eaten 1.49 grams of trans fats.
Besides, in most fast food restaurants, ingredient and nutrition information are not listed. You may be shocked if you know what you are eating. An article in Men’s Health magazine pointed that in KFC, hydrogenated(氢化的) oils appeared 91 times among the ingredients from the menu list.
How do you really know if there are trans fats in the food you are eating? One way to truly understand what you are eating is to read the label. Another is to understand your ingredients. Anything on the label that says hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, even if the package states "Trans Fat Free", has trans fats in it. You had better not buy that product. Make a different choice, a choice for your health.
53. The expression “
A. are tired of B. hear much of
C. are connected with D. know clearly about
54. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. Trans fats can make food last long and keep people fit.
B. Food-makers use trans fats because they make food delicious.
C. The amount of trans fat in food is clearly written on the label.
D. Trans fat can be found in the food with package saying trans fat free.
55. What can be the best title for the passage?
A. Danger of Eating Trans Fats Food
B. Truths and Facts about Trans Fats
C. Buy Trans Fats Free Products Now!
D. Don’t Eat in Fast Food Restaurants! 答案：47-56.A.C.C.A.C.D.B.D.B
Hello, My name is Wang Hong. I have a happy family. My father Mr Wang is a doctor and my mother Mrs. Wang is an English 1. _____. I am a student, 2. ______ in
a middle school.
My father likes noodles 3. ______, but my mother’s favorite food is dumplings. I like porridge and 4. _____ best. My father’s favorite fruit is apple, and tea is his best drink. What about my 5. _____? Orange and milk. I like pear and juice best. My
favorite color is blue and I like 6. _____ my school uniform best. My mother says she likes 7. _____ red skirt best, which makes her warm and active. My father likes green. He 8. _____ sports, he often wears his sports 9. _____.
This 10. _____ my family. I love my family.
Keys:1. teacher 2. studying 3. best 4. noodles 5. mother’s 6. wearing 7. her 8. likes 9. shoes 10. is
Passage 1 难度系数： 4颗星 Here’s a story about Ming’s life on the waters. Ming has lived all his life on a in China. His home is a large house-boat with a roof, one of hundreds that move up and downbut he is never lonely. He is a strong swimmer. In fact, he could swim before he could he just swims across to their boats him.
Ming’s father is a fishermana line or a net（网）. Great black birds called cormorants (鸬鹚)do the fishing for him. Rings（圈）have been put around the birds’ n to bring the fish to people. And then people reward（奖励）them with a fine big Ming loves watching the cormorants, but with his mother. The shops, of course, are boats .
P1 1. river 2. land 3. friends 4.visit 5. uses 6. necks 7. taught 8. finished
9. shopping 10. own
cormorants (鸬鹚(lú cí ))鸬鹚，也叫水老鸦、鱼鹰。是鹈形目鸬鹚
Joseph sat on a hill in the middle of nowhere, writing his name into the dirt with a stick.
“Joseph!” his mother called. Joseph looked at the farmhouse that was now supposed to be his home. As he finished the last shining in the rosy late-afternoon sunlight. He picked it up: a rusty old . He put it in his pocket and walked down the hill. Grandpa passed away last year, leaving the house and farm to his mother. Joseph had hoped that she would just it and buy a house in the city. However, she chose to move to the farm. Joseph had been very about leaving his friends and his school.
In the city, dinnertime had always been an opportunity for conversation between Joseph and his mother. Here, though, he had to say. He knew his silence hurt his mother, but surely it was better than the angry words waiting behind it. It was best to keep He quickly finished his food on the plate and went to his room upstairs.
Later, he went down the stairs to look for something to read. In the deep silence, his mother sat alone on the living-room sofa. On her lap lay a photograph album. Looking up, she smiled said, “See what I found? Here’s your great-grandfather. He’s about your age in this picture. Do you think you look like him?”
Joseph stuffed his hands into his pockets and shrugged (耸肩). He the old key.
As he moved closer to look at the photograph, something else his eye. “What’s that?” he asked, pointing to a painted wooden box on the coffee table.
“It’s a silent music box,” his mother said softly. “Years ago, when I was a little girl
brother, 2 years older than me, took the key away. He didn’t mean to lose it. But he dropped it out somewhere. We searched and searched but found it.”
Joseph sat down beside her and handed the rusty key to her.
Suddenly his mother’s eyes sparkled. With trembling hands, she wound up (转动) the music box. As its sweet melody played, mother and son listened together.
“It has been silent for a long, long time,” she said.
“It’s so clear!” said Joseph. “It sounds as good as new.” The silence had been .
35. A. name B. number C. letter
36. A. box B. key C. photo
37. A. sell B. fix C. buy
38 A. worried B. excited C. pleased
39 A. something B. anything C. nothing
40. A. brave B. quiet C. calm
41. A. surprisingly B. seriously C. hopefully
42. A. felt B. found C. took
43. A. hurt B. caught C. took
44. A. her B. his C. my
45. A. still B. never C. almost
46. A. kept B. beaten C. improved
D. picture D. stick D. paint D. unhappy D. everything D. strict D. thoughtfully D. carried D. had D. your D. ever D. broken