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The most wonderful Game of the year
Meet our school basketball stars
Basketball Court* 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
It’s really cool!
Are you good at singing, dancing, acting or playing the guitar?
Come and show yourself!
Music Hall 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Chess is fun!
Different kinds of chess
Who will win at last?
Chess club 8:
1:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
For further information, please call the school office. Just do it! Enjoy yourself!
46. You can ______ either in the morning or in the afternoon.
A. watch the basketball game B. go to the talent show
C. have the chess competition D. have water sports
47. If you want to see the school basketball stars, you can go at ______.
C. 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. D. 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
48. You can have water sports ______.
C. at the basketball court D. at the chess club
Sixteen years ago a boy gave me an important gift. It was a smile.
It was the early autumn of my first year at a middle school, and my old school was far away. As a result, no one knew who I was. I was very lonely, and afraid to make friends with anyone.
Every time I heard the other students talking and laughing, I felt my heart break. I couldn’t talk with anyone about my problems.
Then one day, my classmates talked happily with their friends, but I sat at my desk unhappily as usual. At that moment, a boy entered the classroom. I didn’t know who he was. He passed me and then turned back. He looked at me, with a smile.
Suddenly, I felt the touch of something bright and friendly. It made me feel happy, lively and warm. That smile changed my life. I started to talk with other students and made friends. Day by day, I became closer to everyone in my class. The boy with the lucky smile has become my best friend now.
One day I asked him why he smiled, but he couldn’t remember smiling at me!
It doesn’t matter because all the dark days have gone. I believe that the world is what you think it is. If you think it lonely, you might always be alone. So smile at world and it will smile back.
49. When did the writer get the gift? _______
A. When she was 16 years old.
B. After she made friends with the boy.
C. In her first year at a middle school
D. After she became closer to everyone in her class
50. Why was the smile an important gift? _______
A. Because the writer’s old school was far away.
B. Because the writer didn’t know who the boy was.
C. Because the smile didn’t mean anything to the boy.
D. Because it made the writer feel happy, lively and warm.
51. Where does she now think her feeling of unhappiness came from? _______
A. From her old school. B. From her parents.
C. From herself D. From her classmate at the new school
As we know, there are differences between western culture and Chinese culture. We can see differences when we pay attention to the way words are used. Let’s look at the words about animals and plants. Most expressions in Chinese about the dog, for example, “a homeless dog”, “a mad dog”, “a running dog” and “a dog catching a mouse”, have negative* meanings. But in western countries, dogs are thought to be honest and good friends of humans. In English, people use the dog to describe positive* actions. For example, “you are a lucky dog” means you are a lucky person. And “every dog has its day” means each person has good luck sometimes. To describe a person’s serious illness, they say “sick as a dog”. The word “dog-tired” means very tired. However, Chinese love cats very much. But in western culture, “cat” is often used to describe a woman who is cruel*.
The rose is regarded as a symbol* of love in both
The words about plants and animals are used in positive or negative ways in different cultures. We can learn about many differences in cultures by comparing how some words are used.
52. “Every dog has its day.” means “_______”.
A. Everybody in the world is lucky.
B. Each person lives his own way of life.
C. If one works hard, he’s sure to succeed.
D. Everybody has a time in life to be lucky.
53. Western people usually use “cat” to refer to“_______”.
A. a tired person B. a brave man
C. a homeless person D. an unkind woman
54. Which of the following is true according to the passage? ______
A. Words show differences in culture.
B. Chinese people prefer dogs to cats.
C. Western people think cats to be good friends.
D. Rose is the national flower of all western countries.
55. What’s the best title for the passage? ______
A. Negative or Positive
B. Different Countries Have Different Culture
C. Rose Means the Same in Chinese and English
D. What Dog and Cat Mean in English and Chinese
Millions of young people are writing blogs. Millions of others are reading them. The word "blog" is a short way of saying Web log.
Many popular Web sites now offer free, easy ways to create personal Web pages and fill them with writings and pictures. Web sites called "Facebook" and "MySpace" are some of the most popular blog sites for young people. Many young adults use their blogs to write about daily activities and events in their lives. They also provide a place for people to write their ideas and opinions and how they think of others’ ideas.
Blogs offer young people a place to show their writings and feelings. They can also be helpful to connect* young people with others. But blogs can become dangerous when they are read on the Internet by millions of people all over the world.
Recent studies show that young people often provide their names, age and where they live on the Internet. That may not be safe for them. This personal information puts them at risk* of being searched out by dangerous people who want to hurt them. Many students do not know about privacy* and are surprised to learn that adults can read their personal daily records easily. Students can also get into trouble when they put information about others on their blogs.
As a result, many schools have banned* the use of blogging web sites on school computers. Many schools have also begun teaching parents about the web sites. Parents should know what their children are doing online and should read their blogs to make sure they are not giving out private information. One way to keep away from these problems is to use programs so that blogs can be read by "friends only." people can read the website only if they know a secret word chosen by the blogger.
56. "Facebook" and "MySpace" are ________.
A. school subjects B. computer programmes
C. School online BBS D. blog sites for young people
57. Blogs may be dangerous because________.
A. they get in the way of studies B. they are not allowed for school students
C. surfing the Internet is bad for eyes D. personal information can be found in blogs easily
58. This passage is mainly about _________.
A. the safety of children’s blogs B. how to search the internet
C. students’ behavior at school D. communicating with parents at home
59. According to the passage, many schools help children avoid blog problems by doing
A. teaching parents about the web sites
B. asking students to use programs to refuse strangers
C. telling school students not to make any net friends
D. stopping students from blogging on school computers
60. You can enjoy your blog safely if________.
A. you write your blog at school
B. use a secret number for friends to enter your blog
C. your parents have little knowledge about websites
D. you show all your writings and feelings in your blog
46-50 CBACD 51-55 CDDAB 56-60. DDACB
71. D 72. B 73. E 74. A 75. C）
In every little girl’s toy box, there might be a Barbie Doll. Barbie is 50 years old this year. It was designed in 1959 by an American businesswoman named Ruth Handler. She and her husband Elliott started the toy company Mattel. She named the new doll after their daughter Barbara. The first Barbie Doll appeared at the toy fair (交易会) New York on March 9th, 1959. This date is used as Barbie’s birthday.
Mattel sold three hundred thousand Barbie Dolls in the first year at a
price of three dollars. Today, a fifty-year-old Barbie in good condition might
cost more than twenty-seven thousand dollars. Mattel says 90% of the girls in
the United States aged from three to ten own at least one Barbie Doll. And girls aged three to six own an average (平均) of about twelve.
When Mattel created Barbie Dolls half a century ago, they never thought this doll would become a legend. Now Barbie Dolls are famous all over the world. They are sold in one hundred and fifty countries, and every second three Barbie Dolls are sold around the world.
61. Who designed the first Barbie Doll in 1959?
A. Mattel. B. Elliott. C. Barbara. D. Ruth Handler.
62. A Barbie Doll cost _________ dollars in the first year after it appeared.
A. 3 B. 50 C. 90 D. 27,000
63. What does the underlined word “legend” mean in the passage?
A. 传播 B. 传奇 C. 传承 D. 传达
64. The writer doesn’t tell us __________.
A. Barbie Dolls are very popular with girls B. Barbie Dolls sell well around the world
C. what the first Barbie Doll was based on D. the doll Barbie was named after Barbara
65. What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Barbie’s birthday B. Barbie Dolls
C. A lovely girl named Barbie D. Why are Barbies popular
Computer technology has become an important part of people’s life.
This technology has its own special words. One well-known computer word
is Google. It is the name of a popular “search engine (引擎)” for the Internet.
People use the search engine to find information about almost any subject on
the Internet. The people who started the company named it Google because
in math google is very large number ----one hundred zeros follow the number
one. When you “Google” a subject, you can get a lot of information about it.
If you Google someone, you might find that person’s name on a blog.
A blog is short for a Web log. It is a personal Web page. Some people write
blogs to express their opinions and ideas over the Internet. Some use them to share their lives with faraway friends or family. Others write blogs to help them deal with sickness, money problems or to choose movies to see or books to read. Some people add information to their blogs every day. People who have blogs are called bloggers.
66. Google and Blog are two kinds of popular search engine.
67. One can use Google to search the Internet for all information he wants.
68. People may use Google to share their opinions or ask others for help.
69. Bloggers ought to add information to their blogs every day.
70. From the passage we can infer (推断) that computer technology is changing people’s life.
Jane is a bright young woamn who comes from a rich and famous family. She goes to a good unviersity. But her family are so busy that they can hardly find time to be with her. 71 So she spends a lot of time on her QQ. She uses the name Linda on QQ and has made lots of friends.
Last years jane made a very special friend on QQ. 72 He and Jane were both interested in rock music. So it always took them hours to talk happily on QQ. Of course, they wanted to know more about each other. 73 He was a tall, good-looking young with a big, happy smile. As time went by, they became good friends.
74 Jane asked him to let her go with him so that she could give David a surprise for his birthday. But when David finally stood before her, she found that her special friend was a twelve-year-old named Jim!
A. David sent a picture of himself.
B. In fact, Jane is quite lonely.
C. One day Jane’s father was going on a business trip to
D. His name was David and he lived in
75. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Jane is in a rich family but she feels lonely.
B. Jane and David chatted on QQ happily and became good friends.
C. Jane went to see David on her business trip to
D. Jane didn’t know David was only twelve until she visited him.
Young people and older people do not always agree. They sometimes have different ideas about living, working and playing. But in one special program in
Each summer 200 teenagers and 50 adults live together for eight weeks as members of a special work group. Everyone works several hours each day. They do so not just to keep busy but to find meaning and fun in work. Some teenagers work in the forests or on the farms near the village. Some learn to make things like tables and chairs and to build houses. The adults teach them these skills.
There are several free hours each day. Weekends are free, too. During the free hours some of the teenagers learn photo-taking or drawing. Others sit around and talk or sing. Each teenager chooses his own way to pass his free time.
When people live together, they should have rules. In this program the teenagers and the adults make the rules together. If someone breaks a rule, the problem goes before the whole group. They talk about it and ask, “Why did it happen? What should we do about it?”
One of the teenagers has said something about it, “You have to stop thinking only about yourself. You learn how to think about the group.”
47. In one special program in
A. don’t work well together B. are friendly to each other
C. teach each other new ways of building houses
D. spend eight weeks together, working as farmers
48. All the members work some time every day mainly to________.
A. lead a busy life B. learn new skills of farming
C. get used to the life on the farms D. find useful things and pleasure in work
49. Living together, ________.
A. the teenagers don’t have to obey the rules
B. the members have to obey the rules the adults make
C. the members have no free time but on weekends
D. the members should not break the rules they make together
50.The best title for the passage is________.
A. The Rules of Living Together B. Life in
C. Teenagers and Adults Together D. Free Hours in the Special Work Group
Every 30 seconds there is an earthquake. But don't worry because most are so weak that they cannot be felt. Only a few big ones hurt people.
Many earthquakes happened in
If you are indoors during an earthquake, hide under a desk. Stay away from windows and anything that could fall on you.
If you are outdoors, move to a clear place. Try to be away from trees, signs, buildings and streetlights. These could fall on you.
If you are in a shop and far from the door, don't try to run to outside and rush for exits(出口). Everyone will be doing that and you’ll find it hard getting out. Don't get into a lift during an earthquake. Just hide under some strong covers near you.
When an earthquake has ended, be careful because after-shocks may still happen. These are just as dangerous as the earthquake itself. So stay under the desk until you make sure it's safe to get up.
If you are at home and you smell gas, open the windows and get out of the building as quickly as you can. A gas line in your house may be broken. This could be very dangerous.
51. Most earthquakes are too ________ to hurt people.
A. strong B. weak C. dangerous D. heavy
52. If you are outdoors, it would be safe to ________.
A. go to a playground B. stay under a tree
C. stand by the window D. stand under the streetlights
53. If you're in a shop and far from the door, you'd better __________.
A. rush to the door right away B. run after the people quickly
C. rush to a lift to get down D. hide yourself under a cover near you
54. This passage tells us __________.
A. how dangerous the earthquake is B. how to be safe in an earthquake
C. we shouldn’t be afraid of the earthquake
D. how does the earthquake come into being
Terrafugia Company has said that its flying car, named Transition, has successfully finished a 37- second test flight
On March 5, 2009, at
Transition is a two-seat airplane that can take off and land at airports as well as drive on roads.
The company said that the flying car can travel at speeds up to
This could be used in hospitals to transport patients so as to avoid road traffic. It may start running on wheels, and when it gets to traffic lights it can fly overhead the lights and keeps its way forward. So it’s good news to avoid traffic problem and the traffic accidents.
But some people say this is a going airplane rather than a flying car, at least on the appearance. Anyway, we are happy for scientific-technical progress, what a fantastical world in the near future!
55. This kind of new machine is made by ______.
A. Phil Meteer B. Terrafugia Company
56. ___ people can sit in Transition.
A. 3 B. 5 C. 4 D. 2
57. Transition can travel ____ miles every hour in the air .
A. 105 B. 120 C. 450 D. 480
58. Which of the following sentences about Transition is not true? __________.
A. It can be folded up. B. It can both run on the ground and fly in the sky.
C. It is used in hospital now. D. It looks like a plane .
The Nobel(诺贝尔) Peace Prize for 2008 was given to Martti Ahtisaari. He was the president of Finland from 1994 to 2000. He won the prize for his work in solving (解决)international conflicts (冲突) for more than 30 years.
During all his life, both as president and as an international officer, he has worked for peace. For the past 20 years, he has done a lot to resolve several serious international conflicts. Some of these conflicts had lasted for years. In 1989-90, he played an important role in helping Namibia’s independence(独立); in 2005 he did his best to help solve the Aceh question in Indonesia. In 1999 and again in 2005-2007, under very difficult situation he found ways to help solve the conflict in Kosovo. In 2008, together with other organizations, he has tried to help solve many of the problems in
“This work has made a more peaceful world in Nobel’s spirit,” the officer said, “so he has won the prize.”
59. Martti Ahtisaari is ________.
A. a Nobel Peace Prize winner B. president of
C. both A and B D. none of the above
60. He spent ______ years helping
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D.4
61. The passage tells us Martti Ahtisaari has helped ____ countries solving the conflicts.
A. 5 B. 6 C. 7 D. 8
62. What does the word “he” refer to in the last paragraph?
A. Martti Ahtisaari B. Nobel C. the work D. the officer
A man had a little daughter—an only and much -loved child. He lived for her. So when she became ill, he became a crazy man. He tried everything to bring her health back.
However, his efforts didn’t work and the child died. The father was really sad, shutting himself away from his friends and refusing to do any activity. He didn’t want anything to bring him back to his normal self until one night he had a dream.
He was in heaven and saw a group of all the little children angels(天使). They were walking in a line. All the angels were wearing white clothes and each child carried a candle(蜡烛). He noticed that one child’s candle was not lighted（点燃）. Then he saw that the child was his little girl. _2_he rushed to her right away and put her into his arms. He kissed her and then asked, “Why is your candle alone unlighted, darling?”
“Daddy, they often light it again, but your tears always put it out.”
Just then he woke up from his dream. The lesson was clear, and its effects were quick. From that hour on, he was not a sad father. He became cheerful with his friends. His darling’s candle would not longer be put out by his useless tears.
The father was too sad to communicate with others and to do anything.
Why did the father become cheerful at last?
47-50 BDDA 51-54 BADB 55-58 BDAC 59-62 ABCA
1. The father was really sad, shutting himself away from his friends and refusing to do any activity. 2. So
3. Because he hoped his daughter’s candle would not longer be put out by his useless tears. 4. 亲爱的，为什么只有你的蜡烛点不燃呢（不燃烧）呢？
5. The Candle Was Not Lighted/ The Father Was No Longer Sad.）