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A little boy invited his mother to attend (出席) his elementary school’s first teacher-parent meeting. To the little boy’s dismay (沮丧), his mother said she would go. This would be the first time that his classmates and teachers met his mother and he was embarrassed (尴尬的) by her appearance. There wasf a severe (严重的) scar (伤疤) that covered nearly the whole right side of her faced. The boy never wanted to talk about why or how she got the scar.
At the meeting, the people were impressed (留下深刻的印象) by the kindness of his mother with the scar, but the little boy was still embarrassed and hid himself from everyone. However, he could hear clearly the conversation between his mother and the teacher.
”How did you get the scar on your face?” the teacher asked.
The mother replied, “When my son was a baby, he was in a room that caught on fire. Everyone was too afraid to go in because the fire was out of control, but I went in. As I was running towards his bed, I saw a burining wood falling down andn I placed myself over him trying to protect him. I was knocked to be unconscious (无知觉的), but luckily, a fireman came in and saved both of us.” She touched the burned side of her face. “This scar will be forever, but unitl today, I have never regretted doing what I did.”
When the little boy heard this, he couldn’t help running towards his mother with tears in his eyes. He hugged her and felt his mother was greater than anyone. He held her hand tightly for the rest of the day.
67. The boy’s mother was actually (事实上)________.
A. ugly B. kind C. beautiful D. ugly but kind
68. According to the passage, the little boy ________.
A. didn’t ask her mother to attend the meeting B. wanted her mother to attend the meeting at first
C. didn’t really want her mother to attend the meeting at first
D. wasn’t moved by what her mother said
69. After reading the passage, we know _______.
A. the people at the meeting didn’t like the boy’s mother
B. the boy’s mother was brave but foolish
C. the boy hated what his mother had done
D. we should respect our parents whatever they are like
On a hot African morning, Leila was lying on her stomach and an elephant was walking towards her. Leila waited. Then she pushed the button on her camera. “And I got my best photo of an elephant ever, by lying under my car,” Leila explained. “I wanted to get close to the elephants, but of course this wasf dangerous; they had their babies with them. So every morning I used to park my car in the open near the path (小道). They used to take the same path every morning when they left the water hole. After a week, they were used to seeing my car. So the next morning, I lay under it and got my photo!”
Many of the best wildlife photos come from good planning. In Africa, photographers set up their hides (隐匿处) near water holes. They also set up hides near forest paths, as animals use the same paths every night. For bird-watching, many lakes have hides. Inside the hides, bird-watchers can watch all day in the shade (荫处) out of the wind and rain.
Good wildlife photos are needed for books, postcards, magazines and newspapers. But a success rate of
70. Why did Leila lie under her car on the stomach?
A. Because she wanted to sleep. B. Because she wanted to take photos but was afraid of the animals.
C. Because it’s easy to see the elephants. D. Because it’s very comfortable.
71. How can photograpers take good photos?
A. By making good preparation. B. By going into the forest at night.
C. By walking around the holes. D. By going to the nearest lake.
72. Which of the following statements is right according to the passage?
A. All animals go to water holes at night. B. Lakes are good placesf for bird-watching.
C. Leila used her car to prevent the sunshine.D. Animaals pay no attention to photographers.
73. What can we know from the underlined sentence?
A. The successf rate of taking wildlife photos is 50% at most.
B. Photographers who take wildlife photos need more practice.
C. To take good wildlife photos is not difficult.
D. It’s hard to take good wildlife photos.
The first walk into outer space was taken by a Soviet astronaut. Astronaut Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese to walk in space on September 27,2008. It showed that it was quite safe for a man to be outside the spaceship for a certain period of time. But to walk in space, astronauts have to meet with many kinds of difficulties and dangers.
The spaceship goes round the earth at an altitude (海拔高度) of about 200 kilometers above its surface. At such altitudes there is no atmosphere which prtects the life on the earth. The conditions of outer space are very harmful to man.
The boiling point of liquids (液体) goes down with pressure. But pressure outside the spaceship is nearly zero. In such conditions the decompression (减压) of the spacesuit may cause the boiling of the blood and quick death. There is radiation from space and it is armful.
Breathing problems in space can be solved with the help of the spacesuit. Another problem is heat. Man gives off heat in the course (过程) of his activity, and the harder the labor (劳动) is, the greater the amount (总量) of heat is. In space unless special measures are taken, the heat inside the spacesuit would make the conditions difficult.
Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut _______ ________ in space on September 27, 2008.
The altitude is so ________ that there is no atmosphere which protects the life on the earth. At the same time, the astronauts usually meet with some problems, such as ________ problem, radiation problem, breathing problem, heat problem and so on.
As we know, Xiao Shenyang and Liu Qian did wonderful jobs in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. Now many people are crazy about these two persons. But how much do you know about them?
Xiao Shenyang was born in a poor peasant family which is in difficult family conditions. His real name is Shen He. He is an actor. He is good at Er Ren Zhuan. He learned acts, following Zhao Benshan. During the school life, he was very active in many activities. He looks like a simple man, but he never stops pursuing (追求) his artistic aspiration (渴望). More and more people like his style of performance, and we hope he can make great progress in the future.
Liu Qian is a young magician from
Job An actor A young magician from
How to succeed He learned acts, following Zhao Benshan.
During the school life, he 78.__________.
He looks like 80.___________. But he never stops pursuing the artistic aspiration. He always learned magic 77.__________ at the beginning.
At his show for his class, he found everyone 79._______________ and he felt it was cool.
He often does street shows for people. He works hard at it.
74. that walked 75. high, pressure
77. by himself 78. joined in / took (active) part in / was very active in many activities
79. (was) surprised 80. a simple man）
The picture show eighteen – year- old Katy Ross in
country in north
will go to university. She loves travelling and decides to visit
Katy is living with a family in the capital of
Katy teaches for four hours a day at a small school. All the classes are in English and the pupils have spoken English since the age of six. The older children speak English very well. Katy has taught writing, grammar and art, all in English. She enjoys art most. And she thinks the children like the lessons best, too.
Katy has not a lot of time to see
( C ) 46. Why is Katy in
A. She is studying there. B. She wants to take some pictures there.
C. She wants to learn more about the country. D. She is an exchange student
( A ) 47. Which of the following is TRUE about the family Katy is living with?
A. They are friendly. B. There are three people in their house.
C. They are strange. D. They have never taken Katy to the parties.
( C ) 48. How long has Katy been in
A. eight months B. six months C. four months D. one moth
( B ) 49. When did the children begin to speak English?
A. When they are 5 years old. B. When they are 6 years old.
C. When they are 7 years old. D. When they are 8 years old.
( A ) 50. According to the passage, Katy __________________.
A. likes travelling very much B. doesn’t want to live with a family
C. only teaches writing in English D. will go back to school after she leaves
This is a song millions of Americans will hear this New Year’s Eve. It is called Auld Lang Syne (《友谊地久天长》). It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem. It tells about the need to remember old friends.
The words “auld lang syne” mean “old long since”. No one knows who wrote the poem first. However, a version by Scottish poet Robert Bums was published (出版) in 1796. The words and music we know today first appeared in a songbook three years later.
The song is played in the
( D ) 51. This passage is from__________________.
A. a newspaper. B. a magazine. C. a TV program. D.a radio program.
( C ) 52. ________________ is introducing Auld Lang Syne to us.
A. Robert Bums. B. The
C. Buddy Thomas. D. The passage doesn’t tell us.
( A ) 53. From the passage, we know that The song Auld Lang Syne mainly played in the
A. On New Year’s Eve. B. On Christmas Eve. C. On weekends. D. On holidays.
( D ) 54. The words and music of Auld Lang Syne we know today first appeared ___________
A. In 1790. B. In 1793. C. In 1796. D. In 1799.
( C ) 55. The song Auld Lang Syne is about ____________.
A. the history of
C. the need to remember old friends D. the wishes to the radio friends
Can you play the drums or the guitar? Would you like to make some money this vacation? We need two new band members for our group. Are you interested? Then come for an audition (试演) on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.,
We are looking for a number of people to come down and be part of our camera audience, age range 12—15, to dance and have fun. If you love music, dancing and look good we would love to hear from you. Choice of time: 12:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. Call the Nokia Green Room at 556-3826.
Conversation Tutor Wanted
Can you speak English? Do you like kids? I need someone to help my daughters learn English during their vacation. It doesn’t matter if your English isn’t perfect, just as long as you can hold a conversation. Please call Mrs. Johansson at 555-3721. The pay is good. Part-time Cleaning Help
Are you looking for a vacation job? Can you clean house and cook? Then, I need you. The work is boring, but the pay is good. I need you from 2:00-5:00, Monday to Saturday. Please call Emily Martin at 393-7741.
( B )56. If you want to be a tutor, you can call____________.
A. 293-7742 B. 555-3721 C. 667-8973 D. 556-3826
( A )57. People who like dancing can come at____________.
A. 7:45 p.m. B. 11:
( C )58. Ms. Martin really needs a____________.
A. tutor B. musician C. cleaner D. dancer
( D )59. Julia can ________________, she wants to be a band member.
A. dance B. speak English C. play the violin D. play the guitar
( C )60. Who will the tutor help?
A. Mrs. Johansson B. Emily C. Mrs. Johansson’s daughter D. Mrs. Johansson’s son
Anne and Joseph are talking about an interesting question. Why do some people change their names? There can be many reasons. Hanna changed her name to Anne because she thought it would be easier for people to remember. On the other hand, Joseph is thinking about changing his name to an unusual name because he wants to be different.
People have a lot of reasons for changing their names. Film stars, singers, sportsmen and some other famous people often change their names because they want names that are not ordinary, or that have special sound. They chose the “new name” for themselves instead of the name their parents gave them when they were born.
Some people have another reason for changing their names. They have moved to a new country and want to use a name that is usual there. For example, Li Kaiming changed his name to Ken Lee when he moved to the
In many countries, a woman changes her family name to her husband’s after she gets married. But today, many women are keeping their own family name and not using their husband’s. Sometimes , women use their own name in some situations （情况）and their husband’s in other situations . And some use both their own name and their husband’s.
different people reason to change the name
Hanna It is __easier__61____ for people to remember.
Joseph He wants to have a name that’s ____62_unusual____.
famous people Their name may sound _____63_special____.
Li Kaiming Using different names can make ____64life_____ easier.
a woman After she gets _____65_married____, she may change her name.
四、46—50 CACBA 51—55 DCADC 56—60 BACDC
61. easier 62. unusual 63. special 64. life 65. married