If you need glasses to read this, you are among most of Chinese students. About four-fifths of high school students in China have poor eyesight(视力). And now more and more children in primary school need glasses, too.
Two main reasons can cause poor eyesight: too much time spent indoors studying and too little time spent outdoors playing. Reading and writing for hours and hours, sometimes in poorly lighted rooms, causes eyesight to weaken. But students have to do this because there is so much pressure on them to succeed in school. They have less time to enjoy the sun.
The sun, it turns out, is important in developing good eyesight. According to a study by Australian National University, Australian children and Chinese children have the same level of eyesight before they start school, but once they enter primary school, Chinese children only spend about an hour a day outside, while Australian children spend three to four hours each day in the sunshine. The result is that while about forty percent of Chinese primary school students need glasses, only three percent of Australian children do.
And poor eyesight at a young age can have serious long term influence. As you get older, your eyesight can worsen.
With all that in mind, don’t you think it’s time to give your eyes a break.
16. How many high school students have poor eyesight in China according to the reading
A. A half of them. B. Three percent of them.
C. Forty percent of them. D. Four-fifths of them.
17. Which can cause poor eyesight according to the reading
A. Like reading and writing very much. B. Spend too much time enjoying the sun.
C. Spend too much time indoors studying. D. Start primary school at a young age.
18. What can we learn from the third paragraph
A. Primary school studying can be very harmful to young students.
B. Australian children spend more time outdoors than Chinese children.
C. After primary school, children in China and Australia have the same eyesight.
D. Fewer Chinese primary school students have poor eyesight than Australian ones.
Have you ever heard someone use the phrase” once in a blue moon” People use this expression to describe something that they do not do very often. For example, someone might say that he tries to avoid eating sweets because they are unhealthy, but will eat chocolate” once in a blue moon”. Or someone who does not usually like to go to the beach might say “I visit the shore once in a blue moon.”While many people use this phrase, not everyone knows the meaning behind it.
The first thing to know is that the moon itself is never really blue. This is just an expression. In fact, the phrase” blue moon” has to do with the shape of the moon, not the color.
As the moon travels around the earth, it appears to change shape. We associate certain names with certain shapes of the moon. For example, when we can see a small part of the moon it is called a crescent moon. A crescent is a shape that looks like the tip of a fingernail when we cannot see the moon at all; it is called a new moon.
When we can see the whole moon is called a full moon. Usually, there is only one full moon every month. Sometimes, however there will be two full moons in one month. When this happens, the second full moon is called a blue moon”.
Over the next 20 years, there will only be 15 blue moons. As you can see, a blue moon is a very rare event. This fact has led people to use the expression” once in a blue moon” to describe other very rare events in their lives.
19. Which of the following would be a good example of using the phrase” once in a blue moon”.
A. Simon often tells jokes. Simon tells jokes once in a blue moon.
B. Tom rarely remembers to do exercise. Tom does exercise once in a blue moon.
C. Mary likes to go shopping every weekend. Mary goes shopping once in a blue moon.
D. Cindy hates to stay up, but she stays up every day. Cindy stays up once in a blue moon.
20. When does a blue moon happen in nature
A. When the moon has a blue moon. B. When we cannot see the moon at all.
C. When there are two full moons in one month.
D. When we can only see a small part of the color.
21. Which of the following is another example of something that has a crescent shape
A. The letter “O” B. The letter “M”
C. The letter “H” D. The letter “C”
On school nights, lots of kids have to do their reading before they are allowed to watch TV. Pretty soon, you might get to do both at the same time, in true Harry Potter style.
Several companies are racing to produce electronic paper and ink, complete with colors and moving imagines. One idea would be to create a newspaper like The Daily Project in the Harry Potter books. Its pages would hold video clips of baseball games instead of just black-and-white photos.
Electronic paper is not a new idea. A company in Massachusetts called E ink, for example, has been working for years on such a technology. Little electricity determines(决定)whether each microsphere(灌球)looks black or white at any given time. Together, microspheres make up words and imagines. The techniques seems promising for creating still imagines that can be changed when needed, but the process(进程)is too slow for good videos.
Scientists in the Netherlands now report a new type of e-paper technology. By using layers(层) of oil, the requirements. They can also make images which change fast enough to meet standard video requirements. They can also make brilliant colors,. So far, however, each image is smaller than the fingernail.
For now, reading and watching TV will have to return two separate activities. Keep your eyes open, though, in the future, TV watching and reading might be part of the same work.
22.According to the passage, kids soon can _______.
A. be allowed to watch TV B. watch TV while doing their homework
C. watch Harry Potter on TV D. be allowed to read a newspaper
23.Several companies are racing to _____ .
A. Make the Harry Potter TV program B. create a newspaper like the The Daily Project
C. provide baseball games for kids
D. produce electronic paper with colors and moving images
24.What determines the black and white color of each microsphere?
A. Images B. Electricity C. Oil and ink D. Fingernail
25.Which of the following in NOT true?
A. Electronic paper is not a new idea.
B. Microspheres make up words and images .
C. Now TV watching and reading is part of the same work.
D. Scientists use layers of oil in a new research.
There are two mice. They are called Bill and Paul. They are good friends. One mouse lives in the country; the other mouse lives in the city. On a sunny day they meet in the street.
Paul: Hi, Bill! Have a look at my house in the country. I’m sure you can enjoy yourself.
Bill: I’d love to. But I hear that the food is not delicious, and your house is not good. Is it so?
Paul: No, that’s not true. Go and see!
Then Bill goes to the countryside with Paul.
Bill: Why do you live in a hole in the field? You should come and live in the city. You would live in a nice house made of stone. You would have better food to eat. You must come and see me at my house in the city.
Paul: Thanks! Maybe you are right. I’ll visit your house one day.
Several days later Paul goes to Bill’s house in the city. The house is big and beautiful. They are sitting in the sitting-room, having a big dinner comfortably. Suddenly, there a great noise.
Bill: Run! Run! The cat is coming!
Paul: Oh, no! It’s terrible! Both the house and the food are nice, but I do not like living in the city. I enjoy living in my hole in the field, for it is nice to be poor but happy than to be rich but afraid.
26. What the relationship between Bill and Paul?
A. They are friends. B. They are relatives. C. They are brothers. D. They are neighbors.
27. Where does Bill live?
A. In the hole. B. In the country. C. In the city. D. In the field.
28. What does the underlined word several mean?
A. Few. B. A few. C. A little. D. Many
29. Why does Paul hate living in the city?
A. Because he likes to be rich. B. Because he likes to be poor.
C. Because the house in the city is big and beautiful. D. Because he enjoys happiness.
30. Which is the best title?
A. The City Mouse and the Country Mouse B. Two friends
C. Two Beautiful Mice D. The Country and they City
第二节 任务型阅读（共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分）
For those of us who are studying at school, the time of exams is very stressful and difficult. Some people find exam times so bad that they become ill, because they are afraid of failing; they are afraid of letting their parents and family down. （31)_____. Talk to someone about it. Maybe you can speak to a friend, or someone in your family, or teachers at your
place of study. If one person doesn't help you, ask someone else.
(32)_______. Here are some advice:
Ask a teacher or tutor about how to review your lessons, and exam skills-how to work when you are in an exam.
Take short rests during your time of work. If your mind is tired, it will not remember well.
Plan your work: study at times when you know you will work at your best.
Get enough sleep, and eat healthy food.
You need exercise to work well. (33)_______.
Stop thinking about the future and failing.
If you feel ill, talk to someone about your worries. But don't be too relaxed! Some stress over exams makes you work hard for them.
If it upsets you to talk to your friends about an exam when it is finished, don't do it! In fact, don't even think about the exam you have finished. What is done is done. (34)_____.
To this advice, we could add:
If you are studying in the evening, don't go straight to bed. Your mind will still be "going round and round"
-thinking too much. (35)_______. Choose something that will relax you, and make you think of other things.
A.If exams are really making you ill or worried, don't hide your feelings.
B. You cannot change what you have written!
C.How to get through exams?
D. You can talk to your parents, friends or teachers.
E. Walk, run, play sport-whatever you enjoy.
F. Do something else, maybe walk or get exercise.
第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 25 分）
第一节：完形填空（共 15小题，每小题 1 分，满分 15分）
通读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后在各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中选出一个最佳选项。
Every child has his own dream. Every child hopes to be an adult. 36____ , is it really like what they imagine? As a boy 37____ lives in modern times and in a modern city, I feel 38 _____pressure (压力) on me with the city’s development. Although we 39 _____worry about money, we still have some 40______ problems, such as competition among classmates and expectation (期望) from parents. These experiences are very 41_____ to our future. But 42 _____, they really give me a lot of pressure. I still clearly 43_____ the happiness of my childhood. 44_____ , we had to face the fact with time passing by. We began to 45_____ this invisible (无形的) pressure come upon us. We get up before sunrise and 46_____ after sunset. We work and study 47_____ an adult, even harder.
48_____ we do is in order to get an excellent 49_____ . Growing up is very boring, but we 50______ try to find happiness while growing up. I think friendship among our friends, the support from our parents and the encouragement from our teachers can help us. Why not enjoy the pleasure of growing up and its delicious taste?
36. A. However B. And C. So D. or
37. A. which B. who C. whom D. whose
38. A. less B. fewer C. greater D. little
39. A. always B. often C. seldom D. usually
40. A. other B. another C. others D. the other
41. A. helpful B. happy C. bad D. worse
42. A. at first B. for example C. in fact D. at last
43. A. think B. remember C. forget D. say
44. A. Luckily B. Unluckily C. Impossibly D. Lucky
45.A. see B. touch C. feel D. smell
46. A. come out B. come down C. come back D. come in
47. A. as B. like C. alike D. dislike
48.A. What B. That C. How D. where
49. A. progress B. mark C. success D. luck
50.A. should B. shouldn’t C. mustn’t D. can
第二节：语法填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分）
American schools begin（51）________ September after a long summer holiday. There (52)___________ (be) two (53)__________ ( term) in a school year. The (54)______ term is from September to January and the second is from February (55)_______ June. Most (56)____________ (America) (57) __________ (child) begin to go to school when they are five years old. Most students are seventeen or eighteen years old when they finish high school.
High school students take only four or five (58)____________ (subject) each term. They usually go to(59) _________same classes every day, and they have homework for every class. But they have many interesting(60)_________ (activity) after class.
第四部分 写作（共两节，满分 25 分）
第一节：单词拼写（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分）
61. I have lots of homework to do today. I’m b_________.
62. You can play computer games after you f______ your homework.
63. --------Which s________ do you like best?-------- Science.
64. China has a long h_________.
65. Tom like a________. He likes to paint.
66. ---------What’s your f________ food?---------- Hot dogs.
67. We have a m__________ lesson every day.
68. -------Why do you like comedies?--------- B_______ they are interesting.
69. Mr. Zhang teaches us math. He is our favorite t__________.
70. The fourth day of the weekend is W________.
第二节：书面表达（共 1 题，满分 15分）
答案：阅读：DCB， BCD, BDBC， ACBDA， ACEBF
完型： ABCCA ACBBC CBABA
语法填空： In, are, terms, first, to, American, children, subjects , the, activities.
单拼： Busy finish subject history art favorite music because teacher Wednesday