第 I 卷
Ammie Reddick from East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, was only 18 months old when she had the accident that had scarred(留下创伤) her for life. The curious child reached up to grab the wire of a hot kettle in the family kitchen and poured boiling water over her tiny infant frame.
Her mother Ruby turned round and, seeing Ammie horribly burnt, called an ambulance which rushed her daughter to a nearby hospital. Twenty percent of Ammie’s body had been burned and all of her burns were third-degree. There, using tissue(组织) taken from unburned areas of Ammie’s body, doctors performed complex skin transplants(移植) to close her wounds and control her injuries, an operation that took about six hours. Over the next 16 years, Ammie underwent 12 more operations to repair her body.
When she started school at Maxwelton Primary at age 4, other pupils made cruel comments or simply wouldn’t play with her. “I was the only burned child in the street, the class and the school,” she recalled, “some children refused to become friends because of that.”
Today, aged 17, Ammie can only ever remember being a burned person with scars; pain is a permanent part of her body. She still has to have two further skin transplants. Yet she is a confident, outgoing teenager who offers inspiration and hope to other young burns victims.
She is a member of the Scottish Burned Children’s Club, a charity set up last year. This month, Ammie will be joining the younger children at the Graffham Water Center in Cambridge shire for the charity’s first summer camp. “I’ll show them how to get rid of unkind stares from others.” she says. Ammie loves wearing fashionable sleeveless tops, and she plans to show the youngsters at the summer camp that they can too. “I do not go to great lengths to hide my burns scars,” she says, “I gave up wondering how other people would react years ago.”
1. What did other children do when Ammie first went to school?
A．They were friendly to her. B．They showed sympathy to her.
C．They were afraid of her. D．They looked down upon her.
2. Ammie will tea ch the younger children at the Graffham Water Center to___________.
A．face others’ unkindness bravely B．hi de their scars by proper dressing
C．live a normal life D．recover quickly
3. What can be the best title of the passage?
A．A Seriously Burned Girl Survives B．Ways to Get Rid of Unkind Stares
C．Permanent Scars and Pain for a Girl D．A Seriously Burned Angel of Hope
A survey revealed the average Asian da d spent one minute a day with his children. I was shocked. I mean, a whole minute? Every day? Get real. Once a week maybe. The fact is, many Asian males are terrible at kid-related things. Actually, I am one of them.
Child-rearing(养育) doesn’t come naturally to guys. My mother knew the names of our teachers, best friends and crushes. My dad was only vaguely aware there were short people sharing the apartment. My mother bought healthy fresh food at the market every day. My dad would only go shopping when there was nothing in the fridge except a jar of capers and a bay leaf. Then he’d buy beer. My mother always knew the right questions to ask our teachers. My dad would ask my English teacher if she could get us a discount on school fees. My mother served kid food to kids. My dad added chili sauce to everything, including our baby food.
The truth is, mothers have superpowers. My son fell off a wall once and hurt himself all over. I demanded someone bring me a computer so I could google what to do. My wife ignored me and did some sort of chanting phrase such as “Mummy kiss it better,” and cured 17 separate injuries in less than 15 seconds.
Yes, mothers are incredible people, but they are not always right. Yet honesty forces me to record the fact that mothers only know best 99.99 per cent of the time. Here are some famous slip-ups.
The mother of Bill Gates: “If you’re going to drop out of college and hang out with your nerdy friends, don’t come running to me when you find yourself penniless. ” The mother of Albert Einstein: “When you grow up, you’ll find that sitting around thinking about the nature of time and space won’t pay the grocery bills.” The mother of George W. Bush: “You’ll never be like your dad, who became President of the United States and started his own war.”
4. The tone for the writer to write the passage is __________ .
A. cruel B. disapproving C. humorous D. critical
5. In Paragraph 2 the writer makes a comparison between mothers and fathers to prove that __________ .
A. females love kids more than males B. males are not good at child-rearing
C. child-rearing is difficult both for females and males D. my dad is not interested in child-rearing
6. What does the underlined word “slip-ups” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
A. Stories. B. Shortcomings. C. Disadvantages. D. Mistakes.
7. The last paragraph is mainl y developed by __________ .
A. providing different examples B. following the order of space
C. making comparisons D. analyzing causes
If you never read the classic F．Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby，now is your chance to catch up—by watching the latest film adaptation. Because if there's one sentence to sum up the film，it would be，as Fox News says in its review，“It's just like the book.”
Director Baz Luhrmann's main challenge was “either to find a visual equivalent(相等物)for Fitzgerald's elegant essay—the open secret of the book's staying power—or to bend the material to his own exotic(异国的)strengths，” a Time magazine review says. He tries it both ways，with varying degrees of success.
Considered to be Fitzgerald's representative work，The Great Gatsby explores themes of idealism，resistance to change，social change，and excess，creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
Nick，the narrator，moves to New York for the summer to visit his cousin Daisy. His nextdoor neighbor is Jay Gatsby(Leonardo DiCaprio)，who rarely contacts with others and is rumored to be a hero of the Great War. Gatsby claims to have attended Oxford University，but the evidence is suspect. As Nick learns more about Gatsby，every detail about him seems questionable，except his love for Daisy. Though Daisy is married，Gatsby still adores her as his “golden girl”．They first met when she was a young lady from a wealthy family and he was a workingclass military officer. Daisy promised to wait for his return from the war. However，she married Tom，a classmate of Nick's. Having obtained a great fortune，Gatsby sets out to win her back again.
“All of Fitzgerald's original creation finds its way into this film，even going as far to include quite a bit of the original dialogue，” US film critic Justin Taroli writes in his review. “The cast is beautiful as is the script，and the scenes are a visual feast，” Taroli adds.
Di Caprio does a good and professional job as the socialite by recreating Fitzgerald's description of Gatsby's charm. “He can look at someone for an instant and understand how，perfectly，he or she wants to be seen，” David Denby，a film critic for The New Yorker，says in his review.
The use of music is almost reason enough to see the film. “Luhrmann is at his best mixing visual and musical styles together to create something wholly original，” the Fox News review said.
For example，in one of the most outstanding scenes in the film，the first party scene，Nick walks quickly from one party guest to another party guest trying to explain all the gossip about Gatsby until he is finally introduced to the man himself，while the most stirring version of Rhapsody in Blue(composed by American musician George Gershwin in 1924)is played in the background.
8．What did Baz Luhrmann do to make the film a success?
A．He adapted the story in the novel as he wished.
B．He made the film more powerful than the book.
C．He mixed his style with the elegance of the essay.
D．He showed the elegance of the pictures in the film.
9．What is Taroli's attitude towards the film?
A．Favorable. B．Sceptical（怀疑的）. C．Amazed. D．Unconcerned.
10．What are the characteristics of Gatsby?
A．Faithful and warmhearted. B．Charming and professional.
C．Selfish and stubborn. D．Mysterious and devoted.
11．Why does the author give the example of the first party scene in the last paragraph?
A．To unfold the fact that Nick wants to know more about Gatsby.
B．To show the version of Rhapsody in Blue matches the film well.
C．To prove that the director is good at combining visual and music.
D．To convince us that the first scene is perfectly shot by the director.
Today I was at the shopping mall and I spent a lot of time reading the Father's Day cards.They all had a special message that in some way or another reflected how I feel about you.Yet as I selected and read，it occurred to me that not a single card said what I really want to say to you.
You'll soon be 84 years old，Dad，and you and I will have had 55 Father's Days together. I haven't always been with you on Father's Day but I've always been with you in my heart.
You know，Dad，there was a time when we were separated by the generation gap. You stood on one side of the Great Divide and I on the other.
The FatherDaughter Duel shifted into high gear(档位)when you taught me to drive the old Dodge and I decided I would drive the '54 Chevy whether you liked it or not. The police officer who sent me home，after you reported the Chevy stolen，didn't have much tolerance for a stubborn 16yearold，while you were so tolerant about it，Dad，and I think that was probably what made it the worst night of my life.
Our relationship greatly improved when I married a man you liked，and things really turned around when we began making babies right and left. Somewhere along the line，the generation gap disappeared. I suppose I saw us and our relationship as aging together，rather like a fine wine.
But the strangest thing happened last week. I was at a stop sign and I watched as you turned the corner in your car. It didn't immediately occur to me that it was you because the man driving looked so elderly and fragile behind the wheel of that huge car. It was rather like a slap in the face delivered from out of nowhere. Perhaps I saw your age for the first time that day.
I guess what I'm trying to say，Dad，is what every son and daughter wants to say to their Dad today. Honoring a father on Father's Day is about respect and sharing and acceptance and tolerance and giving and taking. It's about loving someone more than words can say，and it's wishing that never had to end.
I love you，Dad.
12．From the 4th paragraph we know that the writer was sent home by the police officer because ______.
A．she was driving a wrong car B．she was believed to be the “thief”
C．she lost her way while driving D．she annoyed the police officer with her rudeness
13.．We can learn from the passage that Jenny and her father______．
A．kept in touch by writing each other B．are separated due to the ge neration gap
C．have been getting along very well D．had a hard time understanding each other
14．Why did Jenny feel strange when she saw her father last week?
A．She seldom saw him driving that huge car. B．She had never realized his being old and weak.
C．She didn't expect to meet with him there. D．She had never seen him driving so slowly before.
15．Jenny wrote this letter to her father to________．
A．tell him about their conflicts B．say sorry for her being stubborn
C．express her gratitude to him D．remind him of the early incident
第二节（共5小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分）
What is the best way for teens to make money? I would say the best way to make money for a teen is using the Internet. ____16_____
You can sell junk (废旧物品) in your house on www.ebay.com to start with, then look for wholesale (批发的) products to sell regularly.____17____
The other way is to start your own information publishing business. You can start this business from your spare bedroom and it doesn’t matter at what age you start.
In fact, the younger, the better. Because you will be making more money than the rest of your family put together when you are just a teenager and people envy you. ____18_____
____19______ The good thing is that you can ge t the product free from the public area and sell it for $97 or more without any problem.
____20_____If you want to be able to sell your information product, the best way through your own mini website.
The thing you need to do, once you have your product and website set up, is that you need to be able to capture people’s e-mail addresses, as this is where your big money comes from.
A. It is a great feeling when you earn more in a month than most people do in a year.
B. You can do a number of different things on it.
C. You will also need a website.
D. Next you need to find a product to sell
E. You will understand the ways for teens to make money.
F. That’s one way you can go to start making money.
G. It doesn’t matter if you have the best website in the world.
When you meet friends，family and new people，they all want to have an interesting conversation. Most of the time this__21__you will make a great impression when you bring up interesting topics of__22__told in the form of a story.
_ 23__，let's say a new hotel has just opened in your city. One way to__24__this is to give the facts and the statistics—it is a 5 Star hotel with 200 rooms，a gym，great views of the skyline and a roof top restaurant. That is not the__25__I'd introduce that news as a topic of conversation. I'd tell a story.
“On Tuesday evening last night a little after 8pm I was walking down Main Street with Lisa when we__26__unusual red lights way down the street. We had some time to__27__before meeting her sister so we walked a few more blocks_28__those red lights got closer and closer.We still didn't know what the__29__were about.
Anyway，we got to the building and__30__that those red lights were all around the building. It's a hotel but it doesn't look like any hotel I've__31__seen.As you walk up to the entrance it's more like walking along a passage__32__a really weird art gallery and a European late night bar.
We walked in and ended up talking to the__33__.He even gave us a tour of the bar and restaurant before taking us__34__in the elevator to the roof. What a__35__！You can see right across the city from up there. This is a very__36__hotel.I've never seen anything like it.”
Notice how I__37__a news item without making it sound like a news broadcast. I introduced very few__38__.I would share more information if the person I'm talking to__39__me to tell them more. First I need to get their attention to__40__if they have any interest in that subject. Story telling is the best way to do that.
21．A. promises B．means C．explains D．proves
22．A. quarrel B．argument C．discussion D．conversation
23．A. For example B．What's more C．In fact D．By the way
24．A. build B．design C．mention D．enjoy
25．A. time B．excuse C．reason D．way
26．A. switched B．spotted C．recognized D．transform
27．A. spare B．save C．kill D．rest
28．A. until B．if C．though D．because
29．A. houses B．trees C．roads D．lights
30．A. predicted B．noticed C．guessed D．admitted
31．A. often B．usually C．ever D．hardly
32．A. between B．through C．beyond D．along
33．A. captain B．chairman C．monitor D．manager
34．A. down B．up C．in D．out
35．A. sign B．mark C．view D．symbol
36．A. unique B．popular C．familiar D．steady
37．A. evaluated B．approved C．covered D．shared
38．A. secrets B．facts C．ideas D．points
39．A. allows B．forbids C．asks D．begs
40．A. see B．wonder C．doubt D．answer
You had better learn to be grateful. If you are grateful，you naturally__41__yourself up to receive all kinds of blessings and good things in life. You can receive almost everything you want__42__.If you want recovery soon，start by feeling grateful that you are still__43__.If it is more money that you want，start being grateful for whatever__44__of money you already have.
You see，showing gratitude(感恩)is the key to every__45__thing in life. It is the key to successful relationships；it is the key to successful futures and it is the key to__46__healthier and happier lives. And this is where the importance of being grateful lies.__47__，it makes life better.
One of my favorite__48__is “If you learn to appreciate more of what you already have，you will find yourself having more to appreciate.” Think about that!
Something as__49__as a “Thank you for being in my life” or “I_50__having you here with me”，can go a long way. It will make the other person feel good，and__51__it also will make you feel better!
So maybe your wife is not very__52__around the house，but she's great at cooking your favorite__53__.Or，maybe your child__54__milk all over your new shirt right before you walked out the door for work，but usually he makes you laugh so much and makes you__55__the luckiest parent in the world.
I strongly__56_you to make a promise to yourself for the next week. Decide to__57__every morning and think of at least 5 things that you are__58__for.Then say them out loud. You will notice a smile on your face without even__59__.In 30 days you will feel completely renewed. This is the__60__of being grateful!
41．A. open B．make C．stand D．take
42．A. easily B．correctly C．truly D．clearly
43．A. lovely B．alive C．lively D．living
44．A. amount B．number C．kind D．plenty
45．A. terrible B．negative C．positive D．confusing
46．A. making B．taking C．enjoying D．treasuring
47．A. Therefore B．Besides C．Anyway D．In a word
48．A. mottos B．rules C．habits D．word
49．A. pleasant B．wonderful C．short D．moving
50．A. want B．look forward to C．appreciate D．would like
51．A. for sure B．in general C．instead of D．in addition
52．A. lazy B．beautiful C．careless D．organized
53．A. vegetables B．dishes C．beef D．drinks
54．A. painted B．stopped C．spilled D．threw
55．A. become of B．feel like C．act as D．look like
56．A. persuade B．advise C．demand D．suggest
57．A. dress up B．make up C．get up D．wake up
58．A. grateful B．concerned C．anxious D．upset
59．A. pretending B．looking C．trying D．smiling
60．A. disadvantage B．power C．award D．consequences
第 II 卷
What on earth does happiness mean? I can't give you its exact definition, but I'm sure if you love and help __61__， you'll get it.
I'll never forget an old lady. She lives in __62__ small house alone. It's said that her husband and her son __63__ (die) in a road accident year s ago. Her life is bitter, but she often helps others __64__ a smile. Whenever it snows, she is always the first to clean the paths.
She looks after several children living nearby. I am one of them. I often remember the stories she told us and her kind smile. Perhaps she is unlucky, but I think she is a happy person. Her life is full of laughter and love.
But I'm sad to see some people getting their happiness __65__ bad ways. They talk __66__ (noisy) in cinemas and meeting rooms; they destroy trees to enjoy themselves and they laugh at others' shortcomings. Perhaps they feel happy at that time, _67__ they will never get true happiness because they __68__ (lose) their personality already.
Now I know what happiness is.__69__ means kindness, love and unselfishness. Above all, I have come to understand that __70__ (bring) happiness to others is getting ourselves happiness.
I am a 18-year-old middle school student. I have been busy in my study and seldom help my parents with the housework. Felt quite sorry for that, I begin to think about what to do to help.
Last Sunday, when my parents went out shopping, I suddenly got an idea: why give the rooms a thoroughly cleaning? Firstly, I collected all the books, newspapers and other things lying in the rooms and put it in place. Then I wiped the dust off all the furnitures. After that, I sweep and mopped the floors.
At this very moment, my parents returned back a nd were quite surprised to see all the rooms tidy and floors shining. My mother gave me a hug and I could see satisfaction in her eyes. Tired although I was, I never felt so happy.
阅读理解（2分X20题）：1-3 DAD 4-7 CBDA 8-11 CADC 12-15 BDBC 16-20 BFADC
完型填空（1.5分X40题）： 21-25．BDACD 26-30．BCADB 31-35．CADBC 36-40．ADBCA
41-45ACB AC 46-50．CDACC 51-56．ADBCB 56-60 BDACB
61others 62． A 63． Died 64with 65：in 66． Noisily 67 but 68 have lost 69 It 70 bringing
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2. 第2句 in---with;
3. 第3句 Felt---Feeling;
4. 第4句why 后加not;
8. 第7句 sweep---swept;
9. 第8句 去掉back