1. A. B. C. 2. A. B. C.
3. A. B. C. 4. A. B. C.
5. A. B. C.
6. Where will the dinner party be held?
A. At Helen’s. B. At Paul’s. C. At Brown’s.
7. Why can’t Helen go to the party?
A. She is seriously ill. B. She doesn’t like dinner parties. C. She has to stay at home.
8. What did Marco do yesterday?
A. He worked with Steve. B. He went boating in the park. C. He went fishing in the river.
9. What do we know about Steve?
A. He wanted to study at Cambridge before.
B. He is now studying at Harvard.
C. He has no interest in business.
10. What are they going to buy?
A. A shirt. B. A skirt. C. A dress.
11. What color does Peter prefer?
A. Red color. B. Light color. C. Dark color.
12. Why doesn’t Kate like the light color one?
A. Easy to get dirty. B. Too small. C. Very expensive.
13. What happened to the man?
A. He didn’t go home last night. B. He was angry with his friend.
C. His wife was angry with him.
14. Why did the man come home late last night?
A. He had a lot of work to do. B. He met an old friend.
C. He went to look for Lily.
15. What did Lily ask the man to do?
A. To come back home early. B. To bring his friend home.
C. To have a heart to heart talk.
16. ______suggest that students should have 9 hours’ sleep every night.
A. Parents B. Teachers C. Scientists
17. What can cause problems in a student’s study?
A. Quarreling with their parents. B. Arriving late for class. C. Falling asleep in class.
18. Most students feel nervous and forgetful because ______.
A. they worry about their studies B. they don’t get enough sleep
C. they often get lower grades
19. When should many students go to sleep ?
A. After 12 am. B. Before 11 pm. C. At about 9 pm.
20. Most students go to bed late because ______.
A. there may be too much noise in his room B. there may be a parent in his room
C. there may be a computer in his room
It was a hard year for my family. Whenever my mom looked over at the tree and presents, she would warn us, “There won’t be as much for Christmas this year. Try not to be disappointed.” Christmas had traditionally been a time for my parents to make us happy. In years past, we had a lot of presents here and there, taking over the living room.
On Christmas morning, we nervously waited in the hallway until Dad told us everything was ready. We rushed into the living room and let the wrapping paper fly. “Here’s another one for you,” said Mom as she handed me a package. I looked at it, confused. Having spent so much time examining the presents before Christmas, I recognized this one. But it had not been mine. It was my mom’s. A new label (标签) had been put on it, with my name written in my mother’s handwriting.
“Mom, I can’t…”
I was stopped by my mother’s eager, joyful look—a look I could not really understand. “Let’s see what it is, honey. Hurry and open it.”
It was a blow dryer. Though this may seem a simple gift, to me it was so much more. Being an eleven-year-old girl, I was stunned. In my world, where receiving outweighed giving, my mom’s act of selflessness was incomprehensible. It was a huge act. Tears filled my eyes and I thought in disbelief about how much my mom must love me to give up her Christmas so I could have a few more presents.
I have always remembered that Christmas. It had such an effect on me. As a mother with children in my life whom I love, I can now understand my mom’s actions because giving truly is better than receiving. My mom’s simple act meant the world to me.
( )21. What can we learn from the first paragraph?
A. The author wanted very much to get Christmas presents this year.
B. There were many presents for the author in years past.
C. The author’s mother wanted to give a surprise to her children.
D. The author’s mother was excited about the Christmas presents.
( )22. The mother gave her daughter her own present because ________.
A. she loved her daughter B. she didn’t need the present
C. she didn’t like her present D. she thought the present was simple
( )23. The underlined word “stunned” in Paragraph 5 most probably means ________.
A. worried B. bored C. interested D. surprised
( )24. Which of the following best describes the author’s mother?
A. Friendly and energetic. B. Strict and intelligent.
C. Selfless and kind-hearted. D. Helpful and patient.
( )25. The main purpose of the passage is to tell us ________.
A. good is rewarded with good B. giving is better than receiving
C. a friend in need is a friend indeed D. where there is a will, there’s a way
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( )26. Where can the passage be taken from?
A. a story book B. a maths book C. the Internet D. a scientific report
( )27. What does the word “outfit” mean in the passage?
A. A set of clothes to wear together for a special occasion.
B. Something to wear to frighten people at night.
C. Something to wear to protect oneself at night.
D. Something to wear to attract people’s attention at night.
( )28. Which festival are the outfits for?
A. Christmas B. The Spring Festival
C. Halloween D. Carnival
( )29. From the passage we learn that ________.
A. with our outfits you’re sure to be frightening or scary
B. with our outfits even your dog can be a policeman and catch a thief
C. with our outfits you can be a robber or go for a Batman
D. with our outfits you can even dress up your dog the way you like
( )30. The best title for the passage can be ________.
A. The outfits at FrightCatalog.com B. A shop at FrightCatalog.com
C. A festival at FrightCatalog.com D. Shopping for Outfits at FrightCatalog.com
Eat like a king in the morning, a prince at noon, and a farmer at night. This saying is all about the importance of breakfast. And now scientists can tell us just why it’s so important. According to a study carried out at Imperial College London, UK, skipping the first meal of the day not only means you eat more at lunch, but also that your brain wants to find more unhealthy foods.
The study suggests that there is a special part of our brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (眶额皮层), which plays an important part in making choices about what we eat. It is used for identifying the taste of food, especially when skipping breakfast. It is more likely to target high-calorie foods when you’re on an empty stomach.
Scientists did an experiment on this. Dr Tony Goldstone from Imperial College London, scanned (扫描) the brains of 21 men and women, around the age of 25. On the first day, these people skipped breakfast before the scans. On the second day, they had cereal (谷物), bread and jam as breakfast. After the scan on both days, they had their lunch.
When the volunteers had skipped breakfast, they ate around 20 percent more at lunch, compared with days when they had eaten breakfast. Their brain scans also showed the orbitofrontal cortex was especially responsive to high-calorie foods. “We believe that it identifies the value of foods ---how pleasant, how delicious something is,” Goldstone told The Guardian.
( )31. From Paragraph 1, we learn that ________.
A. scientists found out why eating breakfast is important
B. it’s easy to lose weight without breakfast
C. there’s no need to have good food for supper
D. eating breakfast makes your brain smarter
( )32. Which of the following is NOT true about the orbitofrontal cortex?
A. It is part of our brain. B. It tells people to eat breakfast.
C. It decides which food we like. D. It is active toward high-calorie food.
( )33. Which is the correct order for the experiment on the first day?
① The volunteers skipped breakfast.
② The volunteers had lunch.
③ The volunteers had a brain scan.
A.①②③ B.③②① C.①③② D.③①②
( )34. In the experiment, the volunteers without breakfast ate about 20% ________ at lunch.
A. of the usual breakfast B. more than the usual breakfast
C. of the usual lunch D. more than the usual lunch
( )35. Which of the following can be the title for this passage?
A. Breakfast still most important B. Three meals a day
C. Experiments on breakfast D. Experiments on lunch
The history of the Christmas tree comes as a shock to many countries. This famous symbolism（象征意义）of Christmas is displayed in homes in the United States, Europe, and in many other countries around the world.
__36__ The Druids in ancient England and the Romans in Europe both used evergreen branches to decorate their houses and public buildings to celebrate the Winter Solstice（冬至）. __37____ Trees used to celebrate Christmas are mentioned in the early 1600s in Germany and surrounding countries. ___38___ As these people moved somewhere else or moved to other countries, they brought this tradition with them.
__39___ As the world moved into the 1900s, many trees were decorated with homemade cards and pictures, cotton, candies in all shapes and sizes. Candles were sometimes used, but often caused big fires. __40____ Electric tree lights were first used just 3 years after Thomas Edison’s invention of electric lights in 1879. The early lights were handmade and quite expensive.
Today, Christmas tree decorations can be found in nearly every imaginable size, color, and shape, and they are used to decorate millions of Christmas trees used throughout the world.
A. The families would set up these trees in a significant position of their home and decorate them with colored paper, small toys, food, and sometimes candles.
B. It is a time for them to pray for the harvest and good luck in the coming year.
C. So many different types of candle holders (烛台) were invented to try to prevent tree fires.
D. Through the years many different things were used to decorate Christmas trees.
E. When they enjoy the meal, they give each other the best wishes for the coming year.
F. Over the years, these traditions were accepted by Christians, who regarded them as a part of their Christmas holiday celebration.
G. The tradition of having an evergreen tree becomes a symbol of Christmas which goes back past recorded written history.
I was walking home from school one day and it happened to be a particularly cold and windy day. It was 41 and I was crazy enough to forget my hats and scarf. You can imagine my face was rosy red and my hands were not able to feel anything.
All of a sudden an old lady drove up beside me and asked if I would like a ride 42 . At first I said it was not OK but then her warm smile melted away the thought that I was not supposed to talk to 43 ! We had an amazing chat and she was just 44 a good woman. She told me her 45 and she dropped me off.
I didn't see her for about a month and one night I decided to return the favor(帮忙). So, I made a lot of 46 and walked down to her house with my friend. At first I was a bit 47 she wouldn't remember me or think that I was a bad man who poisoned cookies, but, 48 , I was 49 wrong. She was so happy, and she hugged me and kissed me and seemed so shocked that anyone would do something like that!
When I got home my mom told me that she 50 and told my mom that she cried because she was so touched. She said she would never 51 the kindness that was given to her! That filled me with such 52 !
There really is nothing else like helping 53 and making someone's day 54 !
Let us never forget the joy we get 55 giving others a hand or just the kindness.
41 A. blowing B. freezing C. shining D. flying
42 A. hospital B. family C. school D. home
43 A. women B. drivers C. strangers D. patients
44 A. so B. such C. that D. as
45 A. numbers B. car C. family D. address
46 A. bread B. salad C. cookies D. sweets
47 A. excited B. disappointed C. embarrassed D. worried
48 A. suddenly B. politely C. finally D. luckily
49 A. generally B. completely C. hardly D. usually
50 A. visited B. came C. drove D. called
51 A. pardon B. remember C. forget D. imagine
52 A. surprise B. fun C. pride D. joy
53 A. others B. the other C. another D. other
54 A. busier B. brighter C. easier D. harder
55 A. for B. in C. by D. on
Jane: Boy, it really makes me tired. I didn’t know that cross-country skiing could be such hard work.
Paul: Yeah, but just think of how much exercise you’re getting. And with cross-country skiing you don’t have to fight the crowds. That’s 56 I like it. I hate fighting the crowds and waiting for lifts.
Jane: Well, I agree 57 you there. And the price has really gone up for ski lift tickets. At least we can save lots of money by 58 (do) cross-country skiing. But I’m still tired. How much 59 (far) to the wooden house?
Paul: We should be there in about an hour.
Jane: Good. I can make 60 . It’d be nice to have a place to rest. Who did you say own the house?
Paul: It’s one of the wooden 61 (house) owned by the government. They’re for summer hikers or winter skiers. I 62 (buy) it a month ago.
Jane: Why were they 63 (build).
Paul: In the very beginning, some were for fire lookouts and some as shelter (避难处) for forest service workers. But now the government doesn’t use them anymore. We’re 64 (luck) there is one near here for us to use.
Jane: What I’d love is a hot fire 65 some soup on the stove.
Paul: You’re dreaming. The house is for shelter only.
第一节 单词拼写 根据句意或首字母或括号里的汉语或单词提示，把所缺单词写在横线上，并注意其变换形式。（共10小题；每小题1分，满分10分）
66. I don’t doubt what Michael has w____________ in his report.
67 Joan looked _________（her） in the mirror. She thought she was no longer young.
68. We left the road and c__________ the hill towards the castle.
69. Let’s go to that r____________ and try some Chinese food.
70. Peter took the wrong bus, so he was l___________ for the movie.
71. They are discussing how to improve the fight a____________ pollution.
72. During the winter holidays, I didn’t go a___________, just stayed at my home.
73. He has lived in Hong Kong and Macao, but he doesn’t like e___________ of them.
74. Little Tom caught a high f____________. His body temperature was as high as 40℃.
75. They want to i____________ us to go over to their place and stay for the weekend.
It is on Sunday today. Early in the morning my classmate and I went to Xishan by bus to plant trees. As soon as we got to there, we began to work. We were trying to plant as much as we could. After work, we wet all over. Looking at the young trees, we were so happy. We came back at 12. We all think it is necessary of us to take part in this kind of physically labor.
My middle school life is coming to an end .During the three years， ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1 -20略21—25 BADCB 26—30 CACDD 31—35 ABCDA
41—45 BDCBB 46—50 CDDBD 51—55 CDABC
56. why 57.with 58.doing 59.farther 60.it 61.houses
62.bought 63.built 64. lucky 65.and
66.writen 67.herself 68.climbed 69.restaurant 70.late 71.against 72.anywhere 73.either 74.fever 75.invite