一、 单选题 (共 25 道试题,共 50 分)
1.We are doing much better ______ English _______ our teacher’s help.
2.It is always risky the business.
3.It will be warmer tomorrow. The temperature will _________ again.
4._________ I understand your point of view, I do not share it.
5.The students are busy ______ for the exam.
A.to get everything ready
B.getting everything ready
D.to be ready
6.Don’t let the child play with scissors_____ he cuts himself.
7.The heavy rain stopped the children ______ to the park.
8.The students were all entertained in a Mexican restaurant, at Professor Brian’s ______.
9.–Can I help you, sir? –Yes, I bought the radio here yesterday, but it ________.
10.We should do ___ the teacher told us.
11.All her children are clever, but the youngest daughter is really_____.
12.The book is not eligible _____copyright in China.
13. Would you please ____ it in English?
14. his leadership, we finished our task in time.
15.He said that he would go to London ________.
A.the next month
C.the month before
16.–Why didn’t you come to my birthday party yesterday?
A.Excuse me, my friend sent me a flower.
B.Fine, I never go to birthday parties.
C.Ha…ha, I don’t like birthday parties.
D.I planned to go, but my wife had a car accident.
17.All their efforts to defeat the other team end _____ failure.
18.You can _______ what is happening in the world by the Internet.
19.The two businessmen the contract after negotiation(谈判).
20.We could see nothing because the lights suddenly _______.
21._____ a thorough investigation, no trace of Dr Southwell has been found.
22.If she wants to stay thin, she must make a ______ in her diet.
23.–What do you think of the football match yesterday?
–Well, it’ s surprising. The strongest team of our school ________.
24.All of us preferred ________ to ________ there by bus.
25.The elderly lady passed ______ peacefully in her sleep last night.
二、 完型填空 (共 2 道试题,共 30 分)
1. There was once a millionaire who loved money than anything else in the world. He didn’t know exactly how much he had, so he took on a little girl to ## all his money for him.
It ## the little girl six days to count all the money. When she told the millionaire that he had forty-two ## dollars, he was ## with joy and asked, “ How much ## do you want?” He thought that ## she was only a child, he could ## her into taking a very small amount of money.
The girl said, “well, I worked for six days, so I think you ## pay me for six days. Give me two pennies for the first day. Each day after that, just give me the amount you give me the day before, multiplied by itself.
The ## thought that in this ## he would only have to give her a ## dollars. What a ## little girl! So immediately, he ## his lawyer sign up the contract, fearing that she would change her ## .
On the first day the millionaire paid her two pennies, and on the second day, two pennies times two pennies, or four pennies.
Each day after that, he gave her ## number of pennies he had given her the day before, multiplied by itself. And by the sixth day, the foolish millionaire had to give the clever little girl all his money.
2.“Where is the university?” This is a question that many visitors to Cambridge（剑桥）ask. But no one can give them a ## answer, for there is no wall to be found _##_ the university. The university is the city. You can find classroom buildings, ##, museums and offices of the university all over the city. And most of ## members are the students and ## of the thirty-one colleges.
Cambridge was already a ## town long before the first students and teachers arrived 800 years ##. It grew up by the river Granta, and the river was once _##_the Cam. A ## was built over the river as early as 875. ## the town got its name “Cambridge”.
In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries more and ## land was used for college buildings. The town grew much ## in the nineteenth century after the opening of the railway in 1845. Cambridge became a ## in 1951 and now it has a population of over 100, 000. Many young students in ## countries ## to study at Cambridge. Thousands of people from all over the world come to visit the university town. It has become a famous place all around the world.
三、 阅读理解 (共 4 道试题,共 20 分)
1.Cars are lots of fun, but they could also be dangerous. We have to be careful when we drive them or ride in them.
It’s always a good idea to put on your seat belt when you’re in a car. Why? Think about this example: You put an egg on a skateboard and give it a push. If the skateboard hits a stone, it will stop, but the egg won’t. It will fly through the air, hit the ground and break.
Now, think what would happen if you tied the egg to the skateboard. When the skateboard hits a stone, the egg won’t go flying; it will stay safely on the skateboard.
Volvo, a famous Swedish carmaker, was the first to use seat belts in 1959.
Air bags are also very important for car safety, because sometimes a seat belt isn’t enough. If the car is going really fast and runs into something, seat belts could even hurt the people who wear them. Most new cars have air bags in front of and next to the seats. When a car hits something, its air bags will come out quickly in less than one second to keep the people inside safe.
(1).The passage mainly tells us _____ .
A.two important ways to keep safe in cars
B.how air bags work to make cars safe
C.how seat belts work to make cars safe
D.why we must tie the egg to the skateboard
(2).The writer gives the example of the egg to _.
A.tell us that eggs are easy to break
B.show how to wear a seat belt
C.show why it’s important to wear a seat belt in a car
D.tell us what a skateboard is
(3).Seat belts can make us safer because_____.
A.we are interested in them
B.they can stop us from hitting other cars
C.they can help us stay safely on the seats
D.they are made of strong materials
(4).Air bags are important for cars because _.
A.they are made of plastic
B.they can also help us to keep safe in a car
C.they can keep cars running slowly
D.they are put in front of and next to the seats
(5).Which of the following is TRUE according to this passage?
A.It won’t be dangerous if there are seat belts or air bags in a car.
B.Now most of new cars still have only one air bag.
C.When a car hits something, its air bags will come out a few minutes later.
D.Volvo was the first to use seat belts.
2.A lot of teenagers are good at art at school, but how would you feel if people called you “the new Picasso(毕加索)” or if presidents and other famous people collected your paintings?
Alexandra Nechita was ten when her paintings became famous all over the world. She visited Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and her family’s native place (祖籍) Romania where 5,000 fans came to see her at the airport. Alexandra said, “When it all started, I was moved. It was very exciting and I loved the traveling, but I got very tired. And I missed home.”
Alexandra is a good student. Her studies always come first. She only starts painting after she’s done her homework. She works on two or three paintings at a time. The paintings sell for thousands and Alexandra’s parents have given up their jobs to work for their daughter. Life for the Nechita family is very different from what it was like a few years ago.
Alexandra’s father Niki left Romania for political reasons in 1985. At first he tried his best to learn English and had different kinds of low-paid jobs. In 1987, he brought his wife and Alexandra, who was then 18 months old, to America. The family was very poor. Alexandra began to draw at the age of three.
She was drawing for four or five hours a day. Soon people offered to buy her paintings and she had her first art show at the age of eight. Stories about this child appeared in the newspapers and television. They now live in a large house with a swimming pool. Her mother said, “We started without anything, but thanks to Alexandra, we have everything we ever dreamed of.”
(1).Alexandra became well-known all over the world for her paintings at the age of _______.
(2).Which country does Alexandra live?
(3).Alexandra’s painting _________.
A.took her a lot of time at school
B.made her drop out of school
C.didn’t influence her studies at school
D.made her fall behind others in studies at school
(4).When her family arrived in America in 1987, _________.
A.their life was very hard
B.they lived by selling Alexandra’s paintings
C.Alexandra began to draw her painting
D.her parents left their jobs and worked for her
(5).From the passage, we can learn ________.
A.Alexandra was not interested in travelling
B.Alexandra’s success changed her family’s life
C.Alexandra’s parents were good at English
D.Alexandra’s stories appeared often on the radio and TV
3.Most people graduate from school and then get a job. Everyone wants a job that pays well. How much money can you make? Ask yourself these questions: What can I do? What skills do I have? Also ask yourself: How much education do I have? For most jobs, the higher your education, the higher your earning power.
In the United States, high school graduates make about $ 18,600 a year. If you do not finish high school, you make only $10,800 a year. You can make $7,800 more each year by staying in high school!
If you stay in school, then you can make more money. A person with a high school degree makes about $18,600 a year. If that person goes to college and gets a bachelor’s degree（学士学位), he can make S42,000. With a master’s degree (硕士学位), he can make about $53,000. If the person gets a PhD（博士学位), he can make almost $79,000 or more a year.
We can learn a very important thing from this information. If you want to work and make more money, get a good education.
(1).The passage mainly talks about_.
A.how education and pay are connected
B.high paying jobs
C.jobs for high school students
(2).According to the passage, “earning power” means the ability to _____ money.
(3).The writer thinks that a high school graduate usually makes more money than_.
A.a university graduate
B.a person who gets a PhD
C.a person who only finishes primary school
D.a person with a master’s degree
(4).Each year a person with a PhD can make more than______a person who does not finish high school.
(5).From the last paragraph we know that______.
A.a high school degree is not important
B.university is too expensive
C.a person can make more money with a good education
D.people with a degree don’t need to worn about finding jobs
4.Time Temp Glasses
Are you a person who wants to know the time and temperature during the day? You might like Temp Glasses. These special glasses show the time above your right eye and the temperature your left eye. It is surely easier than wearing a wristwatch, and you never have to guess the Temperature.
Do you eat too quickly? Do you eat too much? How can the Alarm Fork help you? Aren’t you curious ? Well, this special fork has two lights: one green and one red. When the green is on, it’s OK to eat a piece of food. The fork “knows” when you eat a piece, and soon the red goes on. Wait for the green light before you eat another piece.
So do you know if your breath smells nice, or if it smells bad? It’s difficult to know, because it’s very hard to smell the air that comes out of your own mouth. Smell This is useful for this ion. Smell This covers your nose and your mouth. Docs your breath smell nice, or do you need a piece of gum(口香糖)?
Has this ever happened to you? You put a banana in your bag in the morning, and when open the bag at noon, the banana looks like someone drove a car over it. If you put your Banana Suitcase, this will never happen. It keeps a banana safe, delicious!
(1).The writer thinks that the four inventions are_.
(2).A person who wants to lose weight may be interested in_.
A.Time Temp Glasses
(3).Which invention is most helpful for someone waiting for a train?
A.Time Temp Glasses.
(4).If you want to know how your breath is. you may buy _.
A.Time Temp Glasses
(5).Who might use the Banana Suitcase?
A.A person who eats bananas only at home.
B.Someone who needs to throw away a banana.
C.A person who has little interest in eating bananas.
D.Someone who loves bananas and brings lunch to school every day.