1. —What can I do for you ?
—I want ________MP4 player for my daughter. She needs ________.
A. a, one B. an, one C. the, it D. an, this
2. —Who helped you repair your bike?
—________ ! I repaired it all by myself.
A. Anybody B. Everybody C. Somebody D. Nobody
3. — ________ bad weather !
—Yes. The radio says it will be even ________later on.
A. What a, bad B. How, worse C. What, worse D. How, worst
4. —Who called just now, Sam?
—It’s Mona. She asked _____.
A. that Peter was in B. if was Peter in C. if Peter was in D. whether was Peter in
5. —Jim, please don’t make so much noise.
—I _____ make so much noise.
A. tell you don’t B. tell you not to C. told you didn’t D. told you not to
6. We will do all we can ______ English well this term.
A. to learn B. learn C. learning D. learnt
7．—Hi, I have passed_____ exams!
—Oh, congratulations! I hope my sister has also passed______.
A. mine, her B. mine, hers C. my, her D my, hers
8. —Didn’t you enjoy the performance last night?
—_________. It was wonderful.
A. Yes, I did. B. No, I didn’t C. Yes, I didn’t. D. No, I did
9. —Do you know the teacher ____ classes are interesting and exciting?
— Yes, she is Mrs. Zhang.
A. which B. whose C. who D. that
10. —Can you come and give us a talk on Thursday or Friday?
—I am afraid ______ day is possible. I am very busy these days.
A. either B. neither C. every D. any
11 —I am sorry I _________ my homework at home.
—That’s all right. Don’t forget _______ it to school this afternoon.
A. forgot; to take B. forgot; to bring C. left; to take D. left; to bring
12. In this world there is no shortcut to take. So people, no matter how clever they are, can’t
succeed_______ they work hard.
A. if B. even though C. unless D. but
13. — Ann has made great progress recently.
— ______ and _______.
A. So has she, so have you B. So has she, so you have
C. So she has, so you have D. so she has, so have you.
14. — Have all the students know that our class will visit the factory this afternoon.
— Yes , Every student ________ about it.
A. have told B. have been told C. has told D. has been told
15. —Would you mind me________ the door ?
—______________. Please do it now.
A. closing, Of course B. to close, Of course not
C. closing, Certainly not D. close, Certainly
Adults usually do not remember most of the things that are taught by their teachers at school. But this story is one such that I will never forget. Every time I drift off course, I think of this story.
It was a normal Monday morning, and my teacher was teaching us on things in life
An old man lived in a certain part of London, and he would wake up every morning and go to the sub-way. He would train right to Central London, and then sit at the street corner and street corner and begged for almost 20 years.
His was dirty, and a stench came out and it smelled terrible. The neighbors could not stand the smell any more, so they called for the police officers to clear the place. The officers knocked down the door and cleaned the house. There were small bags over the house he had collected over the years.
The police counted the money, and they soon that the old man was a millionaire. arrived home that evening, one of the officers told him that there was no need for him to beg any more as he was a man now, a millionaire.
But the old man said ; he went into his house and locked the door. The next morning he woke up went to the subway, sat at the street corner and continued to beg.
or anything significant for his life. We learn nothing from this story other than staying focused on the things we enjoy doing.
16. A. class B. teacher C. lesson D. study
17. A. interesting B. special C. important D. necessary
18. A. what B. that C. how D. where
19. A. get up B. get onto C. get from D. get to
20. A. sing B. sleep C. think D. beg
21. A. a different B. another C. the same D. a strange
22. A. house B. coat C. cap D. bag
23. A. food B. money C. books D. clothes
24. A. that B. where C. whose D. who
25. A. recognized B. said C. realized D. thought
26. A. tell B. share C. cover D. discuss
27. A. rich B. poor C nice D. bad
28. A. thanks B. something C. nothing D. much
29. A. much later B. much earlier C. so quickly D. as usual
30. A. friends B. jobs C. chances D. dreams
Andy was still traveling in Spain when he realized he had to confirm his flight home with the airline company. He was visiting Spain in order to improve his Spanish. When he was speaking to people face to face, he had no difficulty understanding what they said. However, when he was speaking on the phone, he still had a problem. Andy called the airline. And the clerk confirmed that his plane was leaving at nine o'clock three days from that day. She also told Andy to be at the airport two hours earlier in order to check in his luggage and get a seat.
Since he was leaving in three days, Andy didn't lose any time. He visited as many places as he could. He thought that it would probably be a while before he had enough money again. He wished he could come back and spend a year in Spain.
Too quickly, the final day arrived. Andy left early for the airport to arrive two hours before take-off. He hated to rush. He went to the clerk to show his ticket. The clerk looked at the ticket in surprise. "Why, sir, but your flight was at nine o'clock in the morning, and now it is eight in the evening." "But I confirmed my flight," insisted Andy. "Will I have to pay for another ticket?"
"No, Sir. However, the next flight out will be three days from now."
Andy's look of shock turned to pleasure as he realized that now he could continue his vacation.
31. Why was Andy in Spain?
A. He was there on a business trip. B. He hoped to learn Spanish better.
C. He liked to visit places of interest in Spain. D. He was visiting friends there
32. Andy missed his flight because________
A. he forgot his flight time B. the clerk gave him the wrong time of his flight
C. the clerk misunderstood him D. he misunderstood the clerk
33. Which word can best describe the feeling of Andy when he came to know that his stay in
Spain would be longer?
A. happy B. shocked C. upset D. angry
34. What would Andy do next?
A. He would stay in Spain for another three days.
B. He would go to another country.
C. He would stay at the airport.
D. He would pay for another ticket.
35. What can we know from the passage?
A. Travelers always have to confirm the time of flight with airline companies by phone call
B. It’s more difficult for Andy to understand others in Spanish face to face than on the phone
C. Andy was enjoying himself when visiting places in Spain.
D. Andy would be worried.
Every year landslides cause 25 to 50 deaths and $2 billion in damage in the United States. And in December, a single killed more than 2000 people in the Philippines. Sending workers to stabilize mountainsides using steel bars can help a lot, but it introduces new difficulties because of dust and loosen heavy, dangerous debris from the work. “It’s a quite dangerous job,” says Giorgio Pezzuto of D’ Appolonia, working with eight other companies. Now there may be an answer: a three-ton robot called Roboclimber.
“The idea is to operate a machine far away that can do the stabilizing job without a human being near,”says Pezzuto, manager for the project, which is supported by a European organization. Engineers say that the machine will be faster and cheaper than manual labor. The robot, a large radio-controlled four-legged spider, has cost at least $2 million so far. It should be able to climb mountainsides, drill holes and insert steel bars there. Testing should begin in May.
36. The underlined word “event” refers to_____
A. earthquake B. debris C. dust D. landslide
37. The purpose in writing this text is _____
A. to tell people how serious the damage caused by landslides is
B. to tell people that sending workers to stabilize mountainsides is a dangerous job
C. to show people how to use a new robot
D. to introduce a new robot that can be used to stabilize mountainsides
38. What does the robot look like?
A. human being B. spider C. steel bar D. a drill
39. A landslides cause _____________in damage in the United States Every year .
A. 25 to 50 deaths B. more than 2000 people died
C. $2 billion D. both A and C
40. The biggest advantage of this product is that____
A. it will be faster and cheaper than manual labor
B. it can climb mountainsides, drill holes and insert steel bars there.
C. it can do the stabilizing job without human beings near
D. it is like a spider
When I was growing up in America, I was ashamed of my mother’s Chinese
English. Because of her English, she was often treated unfairly. People in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her.
My mother has realized the disadvantages of her English as well. When I was fifteen, she used to have me call people on phone to pretend I was she. I was forced to ask for information or even to yell at people who had been rude to her. One time I had to call her stockbroker. I said in a voice that was not very convincing, “This is Mrs. Tan.” And my mother was standing beside me,
whispering loudly, “Why he doesn’t send me the cheek. It’s already two weeks late.”
And then, in perfect English I said: “I’m getting rather anxious .You agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn’t arrived.” Then she talked more loudly. “What does he want? I’ll come to New York and say it in front of his boss.” And so I turned to the stockbroker again, “I can’t accept any more excuses. If I don’t receive the check immediately, I have to speak to your manager when I am in New York next week.”
The next week we ended up in New York. While I was sitting there red-faced, my mother, the real Mrs. Tan, was shouting to his boss in her broken English. When I was a teenager, my mother’s broken English embarrassed me. But now, I see it differently. To me, my mother’s English is perfectly clear, perfectly natural. It is my mother tongue. Her language, as I hear it, is clear and direct. It was the language that helped me form the way I saw things, expressed ideas, and made sense of the world.
41. Why was the author’s mother poorly treated?
A. She couldn’t speak English well.
B. Her English was very good.
C. She was not clearly heard.
D. She was not very polite.
42. From Paragraph 2, what can we know about the author?.
A. She was good at pretending.
B. She was rude to the stockbroker.
C. She was ready to help her mother.
D. She was unwilling to phone for her mother
43. What does the author think of her mother’s English now?
A. It confuses her.
B. It embarrasses her.
C. It helps her understand the world.
D. It helps her forgive rude people.
44.What can we infer from the passage?
A. Chinese English is clear and natural to native speakers.
B. Chinese English may bring inconvenience in America.
C. Chinese English has a very bad name in America.
D. Chinese English is impolite to native speakers.
45. What is the best title of the passage?
A. Great Mother B. A Chance
C. Mother’s Chinese English D. Perfect English
Soon computers and other machines will be able to remember you by
looking at your eyes! The programme works because everyone’s eyes are
different. So in the future you won’t have to remember a number when
you want to use a machine or take money out of a bank. You’ll just have
to look at the machine and it will be able to tell who you are.
The eye-recognition programme is already being tested in shops and
banks in the USA, Britain, Spain, Italy and Turkey. Soon, this technology will take the place of all other ways of finding out who people are.
However, scientists are working on other systems. Machines will soon be able to know you
from the shape of your face or hand or even your smell! We already have machines that can tell who you are from your voice or the mark made by your finger.
Eye-recognition is better than other kinds because your eyes don’t change as you get older,
or get dirty like hands or fingers. And even twins have different eyes, so the programme can be up to 94％ correct, depending on how good the technology is. Some programmes may only be right 51％ of the time. In Britain, it was found that 91％ of people who had tried it said that they liked the idea of eye-recognition. In the future your computer will be looking you in the eye. So smile!
46. How does the eye-recognition programme work?
A. You write your number. B. You show your ID card.
C. You look at the machine. D. You say your name.
47. Why can the programme be up to 94％ correct?
A. Because eyes never change.
B. Because hands or fingers can get dirty.
C. Because people like the idea of the programme.
D. Because the programme is widely used around the world.
48. The eye-recognition programme can know you from ___________.
A. the shape of your hand B. the shape of your foot
C. your voice D. your mark made by your finger
49. Which of the following is true?
A. The programme is being tested in Japan.
B. Machines with other systems can also tell who you are.
C. 91％ of people like the idea of the programme.
D. Computers can remember you by looking at your clothes.
50. What does Paragraph 4 talk about?
A. Introduction to other kinds of programmes. B. Advantages of the programme.
C. The places where the programme is tested. D. The way how the programme works.
51. There are many people at the meeting, i________ me.
52. We must pay more attention to the s_________ of the players.
53. Don’t put off m_______ a travel plan before traveling.
54. During the past the three days, Jerry has visited many p________ of interest around Sydney.
55. Jack p_________ swimming to dancing and he is good at swimming.
I have tried many ways to be ill. I don’t wear a sweater when I should, and two days ago I
walked in the rain my shoes. But so far has happened, Debbie once told me about a boy in her class, he would rub end of the thermometer till it went up to 39℃. Then he’d put it in his mouth and his mother would think he was ill.
This morning I was doing that but it never went above 35℃ and I rubbed it for
ten minutes. So I the thermometer next to the light on my desk and it went up to
40℃. I thought I’d put it in my mouth and walked like that. Then my mother would it out and she would be when she saw that I was rather ill.
The only trouble was I didn’t know the thermometer would be so hot. As soon as I put it into
my mouth I burnt my tongue, I spat the thermometer out. It fell on the floor but it didn’t