Nicolaus Copernicus was frightened and his mind was 36 . Although he had tried to ignore them, all his mathematical calculations 37 the same conclusion: 38 the earth was not the centre of the solar system. Only if you put the sun there did the movements of 39 planets in the sky make sense. Yet he could not tell anyone about his theory as the powerful Christian Church 40 him for even suggesting such an idea. They believed God had made the world and for that reason the earth was special and must be the centre of the solar system and all planets went round it.
36. A. to confuse B. confuses C. confused D. confusing
37. A. leads to B. lead to C. led to D. leading to
38. A. which B. that C. what D. where
39. A. another B. other C. the other D. the others
40. A. punished B. would punish C. could punish D. would have punished
Mr White with his wife 41 now living at a small Italian hotel, 42 they had stayed in Italy for months on holiday. One night he went out for a walk 43 . It was late. The small street was dark and 44 . Suddenly he heard 45 behind him. He 46 his head and saw a middle-aged man with wild hair, who quickly walked 47 him. The man was nearly out of sight when Mr White suddenly found that his watch 48 . He thought it was the 49 man who had taken his watch, so he ran quickly after him and soon caught up with him. As he knew 50 Italian, Mr White had to ask the man 51 the watch in another way. He showed the man his strong arms and 52 to his watch pocket. The man thought a while and gave 53 watch to Mr White.
Mr. White returned home and told his wife 54 had happened. He was greatly surprised when Mrs. White pointed to the watch on the table. Now he found it was 55 that had taken the Italian’s watch.
41．A．is B．was C．are D．were
42．A．where B．which C．that D．who
43．A．separate B．lonely C．alone D．loneliness
44．A．noisy B．crowded C．calm D．quiet
45．A．voice B．sound C．feet D．steps
46．A．rose B．moved C．turned D．put
47．A．past B．passed C．through D．over
48．A．had lost B．gone C．was missing D．had gone
49．A．very B．proper C．same D．just
50．A．much B．no C．enough D．little of
51．A．to lend B．to tell C．to return D．return
52．A．pointed B．listened C．shouted D．spoke
53．A．their B．the other C．the D．another
54．A．what B．that C．why D．how
55．A．he himself B．him C．himself D．herself
答案：A：36-40 CCBCD B：41-45 BACDD 46-50 CACAB 51-55 CACAA
Michel is a young girl who works for the police 16 a handwriting expert . She has helped 17 many criminals (罪犯) by using her special talents .
When she was fourteen, Michel was already 18 interested in the differences in her friends 19 that she would spend hours 20 them. After 21 college she went to France for a 22 two-year class in handwriting at the School of Police Science.
Michel says that it is 23 for people to hide their handwriting. She can discover 24 of what she needs to know simply 25 looking at the writing with her own eyes, 26 she also has machines 27 help her make 28 different kinds of paper and ink. This knowledge is often 29 great help to the police.
Michel believes that handwriting is a good 30 of what kind of person the 31 is. "I wouldnt go out with a fellow 32 I didnt like his handwriting.” She says. But she 33 she fell in love with her future husband, a young policeman 34 she studied his handwriting. It is later proved to be 35 , however.
16 A. with B. by C. like D. as
17 A. search B. follow C. catch D. judge
18 A. so B. too C. quite D. extra
19 A. books B. letter C. tongues D. handwriting
20 A. writing B. studying C. settling D. uncovering
21 A. attending B. finishing C. starting D. stepping into
22 A. powerful B. natural C. special D. common
23 A. main B. safe C. easy D. impossible
24 A. most B. nothing C. little D. sight
25 A. with B. by C. of D. about
26 A. so B. for C. thus D. but
27 A. they B. in which C. that D. those
28 A. up B. out C. for D. into
29 A. of B. to C. with D. for
30 A. test B. sign C. means D. habit
31 A. thief B. criminal C. writer D. policeman
32 A. whether B. unless C. if D. after
33 A. adds B. tells C. repeats D. cries
34 A. before B. after C. so D. and
35 A. necessary B. all right C. important D. quite easy
答案：16-20 D C A D B 21-25 B C D A B 26-30 D C B A B 31-35 C C A A B
Seventeen-year-old teenager, Johnson, was honoured at the lifesaver Awards last night in Rivertown for giving life saving first aid on his neighbour after a shocking knife attack.
John was presented with his ___36___ at a ceremony which recognized the bravery of ten people who had saved the ___37____of another.
John was studying in his room when he heard ____38____. When he and his father rushed ___39___, a man ran from the scene. They discovered that Slade, mother of three, had been stabbed (刺伤)repeatedly with a___40_____. She was lying in her front garden ___41___very heavily. Her ___42____had almost been cut off.
It was John’s ___43___action and knowledge of first ___44____that saved Ms Slade’s life. He immediately asked a number of nearby ___45____for bandages, but when nobody could put their hands on any, his ____46___got some tea towels and tape from their house. John used these to ____47_____the most severe injures to Ms Slade’s hands. He solved the bleeding by applying ____48____to the wounds ____49___the police and ambulance arrived.
“ I’m proud of what I did but I was just doing what I’d been____50___,” John said.
John had taken part in the Young Lifesaver Scheme at his high school. When ___51__John, Mr Southerton, Director of the Young Lifesaver Scheme said, “There is__52____ that John’s quick thinking and the first aid skills he learned at school ___53____Ms Slade’s life. It shows that a knowledge of first aid can ____54___a real difference.”
Before receiving their awards last night, John and the nine other Life Savers attended a ___55_____reception yesterday hosted by the Prime Minister.
36. A. award B. book C. advice D. support
37. A. honor B. time C. money D. life
38. A. shooting B. smiling C. screaming D. thundering
39. A. inside B. outside C. upstairs D. away
40. A. knife B. gun C. hand D. stick
41. A. pouring B. bleeding C. blaming D. announcing
42. A. legs B. head C. hands D. face
43. A. soft B. foolish C. slow D. quick
44. A. aid B. suggestion C. step D. way
45. A. policemen B. people C. doctors D. nurses
46. A. brother B. mother C. father D. teacher
47. A. treat B. soften C. strengthen D. hide
48. A. pleasure B. pressure C. help D. pack
49. A. when B. before C. after D. Until
50. A. taught B. learned C. given D. bought
51. A. suspecting B. rejecting C. congratulating D. contributing
52. A. no need B. no doubt C. or rather D. no credit
53. A. saved B. killed C. recovered D. processed
54. A. get B. carry C. take D. make
55. A. instant B. common C. special D. constant
答案：36-40 ADCBA 41-45 BCDAB 46-50 CABDA 51-55 CBADC
It was pouring outside．We all stood there 36 ，some patiently, others annoyed 37
nature messed up(弄糟)their hurried day．I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens 38 away the dirt and dust of the world．
“Mom，let’s run through the rain．”a girls voice 39 me．
“No，honey．We’ll wait until it 40 down a bit，”Mom replied．
The young girl waited about another minute and 41 ：“Mom，let’s run through the rain．”
“We’ll get wet if we do，”Mom said．
“No，we won’t Mom．That’s not what you said this morning，”the young girl said as she 42 her Morn’s arm．
“This morning? 43 did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?”
“Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said，” If God can get us through this，he can get us through 44 .”
The entire crowd turned 45 ．Mom paused and thought for a moment about 46 she would say. Now she would laugh, it off and scold her for being 47 ．But then we heard，“Honey, you are 48 ．Let’s run through。the rain．If we get wet，maybe we just need washing." Mom said．Then 49 they ran．
We all stood 50 ，smiling and laughing as they ran past the cars．Yes，they got wet． But they were 51 by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the 52 to their cars．Circumstances(境况)of people can take away your material possessions，and they can even take away your 53 ．But no one can ever take away your precious 54 ．So, don’t forget to make time and take the 55 to make memories every day! I hope you still take the time to run through the rain．
36．A．talking B．waiting C．complaining D．expecting
37．A. as if B．even if C．because D．when
38．A．throwing B．putting C．driving D．washing
39．A．caught B．broke C．impressed D．called
40．A．slows B．comes C．pushes D．calms
41．A．asked B．repeated C．required D．added
42．A．pulled B．touched C．waved D．felt
43．A．Why B．How C．When D．Where
44．A．the rain B．the disease C．anything D．something
45．A．still B．silent C．serious D．angry
46．A．what B．how C．whether D．if
47．A．dishonest B．silly C．daring D．forgetful
48．A．right B．wrong C．stupid D．clever
49．A．off B．along C．on D．over
50．A．sighing B．joking C．discussing D．watching
51．A．followed B．guided C．respected D．praised
52．A．time B．way C．same D．best
53．A．ho．use B．money C．health D．time
54．A．children B．memories C．courage D．experience
55．A．possibilities B．opportunities C．risk D．challenge
答案：36-40 BCDAA 41-45 BACCB 46-50 ABAAD 51-55 ABCBB
I was brought up by my grandparents for the first years of my life. We 36 in a very small community and all of my aunts and uncles lived 37_ . Everyone had a hand in taking care of my safety. Of course in those days 38 everyone in the community spoke the beautiful language of my childhood. When my grandfather spoke I would _ 39_ him carefully.
Then at age six my father 40 from the army. I was forbidden to speak that 41 ever again. My grandfather was 42 . He couldn’t speak English, so my grandmother would 43 for him whenever he spoke to me. With my mother and father we 44 from that small community. I was about to enter public school so I had to learn English. My grandfather 45 when I was eight and we returned to that small community for his funeral. He was 46 in the living room, as was the tradition. I went and stood by him and 47 no one was around I spoke to him in a whisper 48 that beautiful language of my childhood. That was the 49 time I spoke those words.
Almost fifty years later, _ 50 _ I had forgotten the beautiful language of my childhood, I had the opportunity to 51 a newly written paper of it. On my first look at it I recognized 52 . I mu st have looked it over several times in the following weeks. Then one day I read out loud a word from my past. I almost cried. I was 53 readi ng over other words. Words came 54 back to me after all these years. When receiving something from someone, you don’t take it from their hand, rather you let them lay it in your hand. For me it was 55 ---The beautiful language of my childhood was Michif. It was not only a language but also a way of life.
( ) 36. A. lived B. reached C. made D. put
( ) 37. A. far B. nearby C. inside D. outside
( ) 38. A. never B. already C. seldom D. almost
( ) 39. A. give B. believe in C. listen to D. like
( ) 40. A. returned B. went C. rushed D. swept
( ) 41. A. language B. community C. hand D. safety
( ) 42. A. happy B. joyful C. heartbroken D. warm-blooded
( ) 43. A. look B. translate C. wait D. speak
( ) 44. A. moved into B. move back C. move away D. moved on
( ) 45. A. worked B. traveled C. visited D. died
( ) 46. A. carried out B. laid out C. held out D. pick out
( ) 47. A. when B. if C. even if D. although
( ) 48. A. for B. upon C. at D. in
( ) 49. A. first B. latter C. last D. former
( ) 50. A. long before B. long ago C. before long D. long after
( ) 51. A. beat B. see C. ask D. touch
( ) 52. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything
( ) 53. A. sadly B. hardly C. faithfully D. anxiously
( ) 54. A. drawing B. frying C. flooding D. steaming
( ) 55. A. simple B. merciful C. perfect D. bitter
答案：36—40 ABDCA, 41-45 ACBCD, 46-50 BADCD, 51-55 BADCC;
When I was a little girl, every Sunday my family of six would put on our best clothes and go to Sunday School and then church. The __21__ in elementary school would all meet together to sing songs, and then later divide into groups based __22__ their ages.
One Easter Sunday, all the kids __23__ with big __24__ about what the Easter Bunny(复活节兔子) had brought. __25__ all of the kids shared their stories with __26__, one young boy, whom I should call Bobby, sat __27__. One of the teachers, noticing this, said to him, “And what did the Easter Bunny __28__ you?” He replied, “My mum __29__ the door by accident so the Easter Bunny couldn’t get __30__ because he hadn’t got a key.”
This sounded like a __31__ idea to all of us kids, so we kept on going with the stories. My mom knew the true story, __32__. Bobby’s mom was a single parent, and she suspected(怀疑) that they just couldn’t __33__ the Easter Bunny.
After Sunday School was over, everyone went off to __34__. But my mom announced that we were going home __35__. At home, she explained that to make Bobby feel __36__, we were going to pretend to be the Easter Bunny, make a basket of our candies for him and __37__ it at church. We all donated some to the basket, and _38__ back to church. There, mom hung the basket over the hanger(挂钩) and attached a(n) __39__:
I’m sorry I __40__ your house last night. Happy Easter!
The Easter Bunny
21. A. teachers B. kids C. boys D. girls
22. A. in B. at C. on D. to
23. A. got B. started C. went D. arrived
24. A. stories B. toys C. suggestions D. ideas
25. A. When B. Because C. While D. Since
26. A. delight B. surprise C. pity D. sadness
27. A. straight B. alone C. silently D. hopefully
28. A. teach B. bring C. tell D. buy
29. A. locked B. opened C. broke D. knocked
30. A. out B. through C. inside D. off
31. A. reasonable B. silly C. funny D. false
32. A. even B. though C. finally D. then
33. A. find B. choose C. afford D. catch
34. A. school B. church C. lunch D. home
35. A. differently B. secretly C. instead D. immediately
36. A. happy B. wonderful C. hopeful D. proud
37. A. leave B. send C. store D. pass
38. A. looked B. returned C. headed D. drove
39. A. letter B. wish C. apology D. note
40. A. missed B. dreamed C. sought D. entered
答案：21-25 BCDAC 26-30 ACBAC 31-35 ABCBC 36-40 AACDA
The day before Father’s Day, Mrs Berry asked her students to make a card for their fathers. She passed out paper and pieces of cloth.
Elizabeth looked for a while at the blue cloth and began to cut it. Then she 36 her paper in half and began writing. When Elizabeth finally looked at the message the teacher gave on the paper, she noticed something else. She felt her 37 grow hot---she hadn’t heard that anyone who didn’t have a father could make one for a grandfather or an uncle.
As her teacher walked to her, Elizabeth tried 38 her card with her arm, but Mrs Berry gently 39 it so that she could read it. Elizabeth sat 40 ,waiting for her to say something, but she saw a 41 roll down Mrs Berry’s face. She had never made Mrs Berry so upset.
When school was over, Elizabeth 42 until all the other kids left so that she could 43 .I’m sorry for not listening. I’ll make another card 44 you want. I’ll do it 45 and bring it tomorrow.
“ 46 are you talking about?” asked Mrs Berry.
“My Father’s Day card. I know you’re upset because I didn’t do it 47”
“Elizabeth, that was the 48 card in the whole class. It was so 49 that it made me cry”
Elizabeth was so 50 that she ran out of the classroom.
When her mom came home from work that night, Elizabeth 51 to give her the card early.
On the front of the card was a 52 of Elizabeth’s mom, with a blue piece of cloth cut like her hair. Inside the card she had written:
I know you work really hard to be both a mommy and a(n) 53 ,I want to thank you and 54 you a happy Father’s Day!
When her mom read the card she started 55 , just like Mrs. Berry did.
36. cut B. tore C. spread D. folded
37. A. heart B. face C. hands D. body
38. A .covering B. holding C. doing D. making
39. A. caught B. left C. lifted D. placed
40. A. alone B. still C. up D. down
41. A. tear B. smile C. hair D. sweat
42. A. worked B. waited C. stood D. sat
43. A. apologize B. stop C. understand D. stay
44. A. because B. until C. unless D. if
45. A. just here B. at once C. at home D. at school
46. A. Who B. Whose C. Which D. What
47. A. carefully B. quickly C. wrong D. right
48. A. worst B. best C. favorite D. simplest
49. A. wild B. useful C. sweet D. hard
50. A. happy B. regretful C. brave D. rude
51. A. seemed B. decided C. refused D. promised
52. A. recording B. discovery C. drawing D. writing
53. A. teacher B. sister C. daddy D. aunt
54. A. wish B. hope C. want D. congratulate
55. A. laughing B. joking C. worrying D. crying
答案：36-40 DBACB 41-45 ABADC 46-50 DDBCA 51-55 BCCAD
A businessman was deep in debt (欠债)and could see no way out. He sat on the park bench, 21 in hands, wondering if anything could 22 his company.
Suddenly an old man appeared. “I can see 23 is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the businessmans 24 ,the old man said, “I believe I can 25 you.” He aske d the businessman’s name ,and 26 a check (支票), saying , “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can 27 me back at that time.” Then he left quickly.
The businessman 28 in his hand a check for $ 500,O00,signed(签字)by John D. Rockefeller, who was then one of the 29 men in the world! “I can get rid of my money worries now!” he realized. But instead, he 30 to put the check in his case, just knowing it was there to give him the strength to work out a 31 to save his company.
Within a few months, he was out of debt and 32 money once again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the 33 with the check. At the agreed-on 34 , the old man appeared. Just 35 the businessman was about to hand back the cheek and 36 his successful story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man. “I am so 37 I caught him!” she cried, “I hope he hasnt been bothering you. Hes 38 escaping from the rest home and 39 people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” And she led him away by the arm. The businessman just stood there, 40.
Suddenly, he realized it wasnt the money, real or imagined, but his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.
21. A. money B. hair C. check D. head
22. A. start B. stop C. save D. sell
23. A. something B. everything C. nothing D. anything
24. A. programs B. troubles C. wishes D. dreams
25. A. find B. teach C. help D. protect
26. A. packed up B. picked up C. took out D. wrote out
27. A. bring B. pay C. feed D. call
28. A. saw B. tied C. pulled D. hid
29. A. tallest B. richest C. strongest D. busiest
30. A. continued B. refused C. decided D. forgot
31. A, record B. result C. problem D. way
32. A. losing B. making C. lending D. raising
33. A. park B. room C. company D. hospital
34. A. time B. corner C. price D. weekend
35. A. if B. as C. after D. because
36. A. read B. test C. share D. hear
37. A. sad B. angry C. tired D. glad
38. A. seldom B. hardly C. never D. always
39. A. ordering B. warning C. telling D. reminding
40. A. shocked B. bored C. excited D. interested
答案：21---25 DCABC 26----30 DBABC 31----35 DBAAB 36----40 CDDCA
My wife was shouting at Sindu again. I threw the paper away and rushed to the scene. My daughter Sindu looked 36 . Her eyes were wet with tears. In front of her was a bowl
37 with bitter melon (苦瓜). Sindu particularly hated bitter melon, but my wife believed
38 in the “cooling effects” of bitter melon. I tried to 39 Sindu to take a few mouthfuls. She 40 down a bit and wiped her tears. Then she said she would eat the
41 bowl of bitter melon on condition that I gave her whatever she asked for. I agreed. Slowly and 42 , she finished the whole bowl. After that, Sindu came to me with her eyes wide with 43 . To our surprise, she wanted to have her head 44 . “Impossible!” shouted my wife. However, I knew that if I 45 on my promise, Sindu would never learn to
46 her own. So I decided to keep my promise.
On Monday morning, I 47 her off at school. Just then, a boy shouted, “Sindu, wait for me!” What struck me was 48 hairless head. I was about to leave when a lady came to me and said, “Sir, your 49 is great indeed!” I didn’t 50 . She continued, “That boy is my son. He is 51 from Leukemia (白血病). He lost all his hair 52 the side effects of the chemotherapy (化疗). He 53 to come back to school because he was afraid that the kids at school would make fun of him. Sindu visited him last week and promised to help him, but I 54 imagined that she would sacrifice（牺牲）her lovely hair for the sake of my son! Sir, you and your wife are blessed to have such a(n) 55 soul for a child.”
I didn’t know what to say. It was then that I knew what love really was.
36. A. excited B. frightened C. moved D. disappointed
37. A. provided B. covered C. filled D. equipped
38. A. firmly B. angrily C. heavily D. happily
39. A. permit B. forbid C. persuade D. order
40. A. went B. calmed C. came D. fought
41. A. sweet B. entire C. bitter D. little
42. A. angrily B. worriedly C. painfully D. sadly
43. A. expectation B. happiness C. satisfaction D. pride
44. A. nodded B. cut C. washed D. shaved
45. A. got off B. went back C. looked back D. gave off
46. A. honor B. remind C. share D. take
47. A. dropped B. sent C. took D. picked
48. A. its B. her C. his D. my
49. A. wife B. daughter C. view D. life
50. A. insist B. request C. move D. understand
51. A. dying B. escaping C. suffering D. recovering
52. A. according to B. instead of C. thanks to D. because of
53. A. tended B. promised C. refused D. determined
54. A. nearly B. never C. ever D. seldom
55. A. abstract B. simple C. noble D. horrible
答案：36-40 BCACB 41-45 BCADB 46-50 AACBD 51-55 CDCBC
Jerry is a popular manager of a restaurant. It was his attitude 36 made the waiters follow him. He was a natural motivator (鼓舞人心的人). If a(n) 37 was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling him/her how to look on the 38 side of the situation.
This attitude really made me 39 , so one day I asked him, “I don’t get it! No one can be a positive person 40 . How can you manage it?”
“Every time something bad happens, I can choose to 41 it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining and I can 42 the positive side of life. Why don’t we just do that later?” Jerry said.
Jerry told me an unusual story out of his experience. One day he left the back door of his restaurant 43 and was robbed by three men. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from 44 , slipped off the combination (开启号码的号码组合). The robbers got angry and 45 him.
46 , Jerry was found quickly and taken to the hospital. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of care, Jerry 47 with fragments (碎片) of the bullets (子弹) still in his body.
I saw Jerry about six months after the 48 . I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place. “Did you lose consciousness? Weren’t you 49 ?” I asked.
“No,” Jerry said, “ 50 when I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.”
“A nurse asked if I was allergic (过敏的) to anything. ‘Yes’ I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped 51 as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, ‘ 52 !’”
“Over the laughter, I told them, ‘Please 53 on me as if I am alive, not dead.’”
Jerry survived 54 the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. Attitude, after all, is 55 .
36. A. which B. that C. what D. why
37. A. adviser B. performer C. actress D. employee
38. A. right B. dark C. same D. positive
39. A. regretful B. curious C. bored D. content
40. A. up to now B. all the time C. now and then D. sooner or later
41. A. insist on B. get close to C. refer to D. learn from
42. A. point out B. pick up C. build up D. take up
43. A. open B. closed C. shut D. locked
44. A. happiness B. eagerness C. nervousness D. anger
45. A. shot B. killed C. beat D. hit
46. A. Immediately B. Fortunately C. Obviously D. Suddenly
47. A. died B. disappeared C. recovered D. escaped
48. A. robbery B. murder C. sickness D. meeting
49. A. astonished B. delighted C. excited D. frightened
50. A. so B. and C. but D. or
51. A. to work B. working C. to talk D. talking
52. A. Pills B. Flowers C. Bullets D. Cakes
53. A. operate B. focus C. rely D. carry
54. A. instead of B. in spite of C. in place of D. thanks to
55. A. something B. none C. everything D. any
答案：36-40 BDDBB 41-45 DAACA 46-50 BCADC 51-55 BCADC
The Best Holiday
I was unbelievably proud of my nine-year-old daughter. Emily 41 to buy a mountain bike. She’d been saving her pocket money all year, 42 doing small jobs to earn extra money.
By Thanksgiving, she had collected only $49. I said, “You 43 have your pick from my bicycle 44 .” “Thanks, Daddy. But your bikes are so old.” She was right. All my girls’ bikes were 1950’s models, not the kind a kid today would 45 choose.
As Christmas 46 near, Emily and I went bike shopping. As we left one store, she __47 a Salvation Army volunteer standing next to a big pot. “Can we give something, Daddy?” she asked. “Sorry, I’m out of 48 .”
Throughout December, Emily continued to 49 hard. Then one day, she made a __50 announcement. “You know all the money I’ve been saving?” she said hesitantly. “I’m going to give it to the poor people.” So one cold morning before Christmas, Emily handed her total savings of $ 58 to a volunteer who was really very 51 .
52 by Emily’s selflessness, I decided to contribute 53 of my old bicycles to a car dealer who was collecting used bikes for poor children. 54 I selected a shiny model from my collection, however, it seemed as if a second bike took on a glow (发光). Should I contribute two? No, one would be enough. But I couldn’t 55 the feeling that I should give a second bike. When I later 56 the bikes, the car dealer said, “You’re making two kids very __57 , sir. Here are your tickets. For each bicycle contributed, we’re 58 away one chance to win a girls’ mountain bike.”
Why wasn’t I surprised when that second ticket proved to be the 59 ? I like to think it was God’s way of 60 a little girl for a sacrifice beyond her years－while giving her dad a lesson in the process.
41. A. promised B. amazed C. determined D. organized
42. A. as well as B. in addition C. because of D. except for
43. A. need B. should C. must D. can
44. A. collection B. contribution C. shop D. club
45. A. seldom B. likely C. slightly D. merely
46. A. drew B. became C. went D. pulled
47. A. observed B. sensed C. watched D. noticed
48. A. charge B. change C. control D. order
49. A. study B. try C. listen D. work
50. A. disappointing B. surprising C. formal D. public
51. A. agreeable B. hopeful C. thankful D. pitiful
52. A. Moved B. Shocked C. Persuaded D. Demanded
53. A. one B. some C. two D. any
54. A. While B. When C. Because D. Though
55. A. express B. describe C. explain D. shake
56. A. returned B. delivered C. chose D. shared
57. A. sweet B. healthy C. happy D. fair
58. A. putting B. giving C. storing D. signing
59. A. present B. harvest C. winner D. chance
60. A. greeting B. praising C. sheltering D. rewarding
答案：41—50 CADAB ADBDB 51—60 CAABD BCBCD
Even though it was only October, my students were already whispering about Christmas plans. With each passing day everyone became more 21 waiting for the final school bell. Upon its 22 everyone would run for their coats and go hone, everyone except David.
David was a small boy in ragged clothes. I had often 23 what kind of home life David had, and what kind of mother could send her son to school dressed so 24 for the cold winter months, without a coat, boots, or gloves. But something made David 25 I can still remember he was always 26 a smile and willing to help. He always 27 after school to straighten chairs and mop the floor. We never talked much He 28 just smile and ask what else he could do ,then thank me for letting him stay and slowly 29 home.
Weeks passed and the 30 over the coming Christmas grew into restlessness until the last day of 31 before the holiday break. I smiled in 32 as the last of them hurried out the door. Turning around I saw David 33 standing by my desk.
“I have something for you” he said 34 from behind his back a small box. 35 it to me, he said anxiously. “Open it “I took the box from him, thanked him and slowly unwrapped it. I lift the lid and to my 36 saw nothing I looked at David‘s smiling face add back into the box and said. “The box is nice, David, but it’ s 37 ”.
“Oh no it isn’t” said David “It’s full of love, my mum told me before she died that love was something you couldn’t see or touch unless you know it’s there”.
Tears filled my eyes 38__looked at the proud dirty race that I had rarely given 39 to. After that Christmas, David and I became good friends and I never forgot the meaning 40 the little empty box set on my desk.
21．A．anxious B．courageous C．serious D．cautious
22．A．warning B．ringing C．calling D．yelling
23．A．scolded B．wondered C．realized D．learned
24．A．modestly B．naturally C．inaccurately D．inappropriately
25．A．popular B．upset C．special D．funny
26．A．expressing B．delivering C．wearing D．sharing
27．A．practised B．wandered C．studied D．stayed
28．A．would B．should C．might D．could
29．A．aim at B．turn to C．put off D．head for
30．A．argument B．excitement C．movement D．program
31．A．school B．year C．education D．program
32．A．relief B．return C．vain D．control
33．A. weakly B．sadly C．quietly D．helplessly
34．A．searched B．found C．raised D．pulled
35．A．Holding B．Handing C．Sending D．Leaving
36．A．delight B．expectation C．appreciation D．surprise
37．A．cheap B．empty C．useless D．improper
38．A．as B．until C．because D．though
39．A．advice B．support C．attention D．command
40．A．from B．behind C．over D．towards
答案：21-25 ABBDC 26-30 CDADB 31-35 AACDB 36-40 DBACB
It was in the hospital that I first saw Tommy.
He must have been crying a lot __31_ his chest was still heaving（起伏）as I __32_ the bed. I knew he was trying to __33_ his tears. I felt helpless, unable to __34_ the pain from the little boy. Suddenly an idea hit me. I wanted to __35_ him the ancient Hawaiian wisdom. __36_ over, I whispered, “Tommy , did you know our Hawaiian Lizards（蜥蜴）grow their tails back and little boys can grow their __37_ back too?” Tommy’s eyes grew wide with __38_ .
“They can?” he asked, obviously __39_ .
“Yes!” I answered with __40_ . “Close your eyes,” I said. He nodded with his eyes closed __41_ .
“Tell your finger every day how much you love it and you need it to __42_ the phone and to write your homework in school.” I paused, __43_ his little face focused in deep __44_ . “Now say, grow for me, finger. I love you. I need you so much.” __45_ later, Tommy opened his eyes. I told him, “Your finger will be perfectly fine. Let’s __46_ until it completely recovers.”
A year later, Tommy came to say good-bye to me. His broken finger was just the same as any other finger should be. Only a(n) __47_ scar（伤疤）remained.
Tommy remains forever in my heart and __48_ me of the possibility of miracle（奇迹）. From him, I have learnt to __49_ failure. He inspires me to improve myself and to remember the ancient __50_ : Everything is possible if you truly believe.
31. A. so B. but C. because D. or
32. A. left B. approached C. touched D. saw
33. A. flow out B. wipe out C. hold up D. hold back
34. A. remove B. move C. stand D. suffer
35. A. amuse B. teach C. inspire D. treat
36. A. Turning B. Watching C. Looking D. Bending
37. A. hands B. arms C. fi ngers D. feet
38. A. ease B. excitement C. fright D. disappointment
39. A. tired B. confident C. astonished D. worried
40. A. certainty B. pride C. honesty D. pleasure
41. A. slightly B. firmly C. loosely D. straight
42. A. call B. answer C. dial D. receive
43. A. changing B. noticing C. washing D. covering
44. A. sadness B. fantasy C. regret D. attention
45. A. Years B. Weeks C. Minutes D. Hours
46. A. stay B. stop C. wait D. rest
47. A. fine B. ugly C. terrible D. big
48. A. warns B. reminds C. educates D. shows
49. A. forget B. accept C. refuse D. challenge
50. A. game B. lesson C. wisdom D. truth
答案：31-35 CBDAB 36-40 DCBCA 41-45 BCBDC 46-50 CABDC
A man who knows how to write a personal letter has a very powerful tool. A letter can be enjoyed, read and 21 . It can set up a warm conversation between two people far apart (远离的); it can keep a 22 with very little effort.
I will give 23 . A few years ago my older brother and l were not getting 24 . We had been close as 25 but had grown apart. Our meetings were not 26 ; our conversation was filled with arguments and quarrels; and every effort to clear the air seemed to only 27 our misunderstanding. Then he 28 a small island in the Caribbean and we 29 touch. One day he wrote me a letter. He described his island and its people, told me what he was doing, said how he felt, and encouraged me to 30 . Rereading the letter, I was 31 by its humor and clever expressions. These were all qualities for which I had 32 respected my older brother but 33 he no longer had them. I had never known he could write so 34 . And with that one letter we became friends 35 .
It might never have occurred to 36 to write me if he had not been in a place where there were no 37 . For him, writing was a necessity. It also turned out to be the best way for us to get back in touch. Because we live in an age of 38 communication, people often 39 that they don’t always have to phone or email. They have a 40 . And that is to write.
21. A. received B. rewritten C. returned D. reread
22. A. bookmark B. promise C. friendship D. secret
23. A. an example B. a lesson C. an experience D. a talk
24. A. through B. together C. along D. away
25. A. brothers B. children C. fellows D. classmates
26. A. normal B. necessary C. pleasant D. possible
27. A. deepen B. start C. express D. settle
28. A. toured B. stopped over C. reached D. moved to
29. A. lost B. kept in C. needed D. got in
30. A. think B. write C. enjoy D. read
31. A. driven B. beaten C. surprised D. honored
32. A. never B. seldom C. sometimes D. once
33. A. realized B. judged C. thought D. expected
34. A. well B. often C. much D. soon
35. A. later B. anyhow C. too D. again
36. A. us B. anyone else C. someone D. my brother
37. A. mail services B. transport services C. phones D. relatives
38. A. poor B. easy C. popular D. busy
39. A. believe B. decide C. argue D. forget
40. A. habit B. choice C. method D. plan
答案：21-30.DCACB CADAB 31-40. CDCAD DCBDB
A little boy asked his mother, “ why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” She told him.
“I don’t understand,” he said. His mum just hugged him and said, “and you 36 will.”
Later the little boy asked his father, “ Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?” “All women cry for no reason,” that was 37 his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still 38 why women cry. Finally he 39 a call to God; and when God got on the phone, he asked, “ God, why do women cry so 40 ?”
God said, “ When I made the woman she had to be 41 . I made her shoulders 42 to carry the weight of the world; yet, gentle enough to give 43 .”
“I gave her an inner strength to 44 childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else 45 , and take care of her family in spite of sickness and fatigue(疲惫) 46 complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to 47 her children under any and all circumstances, 48 her child had hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his 49 . I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never 50 his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him 51 . And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.”
“You see: the beauty of a woman is not in the 52 she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she 53 her hair. The 54 of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart and the place where love 55 .”
36. A. surely B. never C. probably D. seldom
37. A. all B. all what C. that D. all which
38. A. hoping B. knowing C. wondering D. expecting
39. A. dialed B. held on C. called up D. made
40. A. easily B. rarely C. simply D. often
41. A. clever B. beautiful C. special D. ordinary
42. A. wise enough B. powerful enough C. clever enough D. strong enough
43. A. sympathy B. comfort C. kindness D. mercy
44. A. endure B. suffer C. accept D. burden
45. A. gives in B. gives away C. gives up D. gives out
46. A. for B. by C. with D. without
47. A. control B. love C. respect D. worry about
48. A. even if B. even while C. even before D. as though
49. A. disagreements B. misunderstanding C. faults D. quarrels
50. A. minds B. helps C. cares about D. hurts
51 A. fearfully B. tiredly C. determinedly D. unselfishly
52. A. clothes B. smile C. hair D. glasses
53. A. washes B. dyes C. cuts D. combs
54. A. figure B. intelligence C. beauty D. appearance
55. A. hides B. lives C. stores D. comes
答案：36-40 BACDA 41-45 CDBAC 46-50 DBACD 51-55 CADCB
One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather. Several times, it 36 several obstacles（障碍） in its path. And after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour (绕道). 37 one point, the ant had to cross a crack about 10mm wide. After some 38 thoughts, the ant laid the feather over the crack, walked 39 it and picked the feather up on the other side, then continued on its way. I was 40 by the cleverness of this ant. It was only a small insect, lacking in 41 yet equipped with a brain to reason, explore, discover and overcome. 42 this ant, like the other two-legged creatures 43 on the earth, also shares human failings.
After some time the ant 44 reached its destination --- a flower bed and a small hole that was the entrance to its 45 home. It was there that the ant met its 46 . How could that large feather possibly 47 such a small hole? Of course, it couldn’t. So the ant, after all this 48 and using great brightness, overcoming problems a1l along the way, just gave up the 49 and went home. The ant had not thought the problem through 50 it began its journey and in the end the feather was 51 more than a burden. Isn’t our 52 like that?
We worry about our families; we worry about the 53 of money; and we worry about all kinds of things. These are all burdens --- the things we pick up along life’s path, and drag them around the obstacles and over the cracks that life will bring, only to 54 that at the destination they are 55 and we can’t take them with us.
36．A．made up B．got over C．came across D．turned over
37．A．At B．For C．To D．With
38．A．brave B．outstanding C．positive D．short
39．A．across B．through C．beside D．behind
40．A．suspected B．attracted C．bothered D．inspired
41．A．size B．height C．weight D．length
42．A．Therefore B．But C．Moreover D．Otherwise
43．A．working B．sleeping C．1iving D．walking
44．A．unwillingly B．entirely C．accurately D．finally
45．A．underground B．previous C．comfortable D．casual
46．A．partner B．match C．parent D．friend
47．A．fit B．fix C．suit D．fill
48．A．decision B．pleasure C．trouble D．matter
49．A．insect B．problem C．hole D．feather
50．A．after B．until C．before D．once
51．A．nothing B．anything C．something D．everything
52．A．study B．aim C．dream D．1ife
53．A．waste B．lack C．worth D．danger
54．A．predict B．find C．judge D．inspect
55．A．beneficial B．conservative C．useless D．conventional
答案：36-40 CADAB 41-45 ABCDA 46-50 BACDC 51-55 ADBBC
James’s New Bicycle
James shook his money box again. Nothing! He carefully 36 the coins that lay on the bed. $24.52 was all that he had. The bicycle he wanted was at least $90! 37 on earth was he going to get the 38 of the money?
He knew that his friends all had bicycles. It was 39 to hang around with people when you were the only one without wheels. He thought about what he could do. There was no 40 asking his parents, for he knew they had no money to 41 .
There was only one way to get money, and that was to 42 it. He would have to find a job. 43 who would hire him and what could he do? He decided to ask Mr. Clay for advice, who usually had 44 on most things.
“Well, you can start right here,” said Mr. Clay. “My windows need cleaning and my car needs washing.”
That was the 45 of James’s odd-job(零工) business. For three months he worked every day after finishing his homework. He was amazed by the 46 of jobs that people found for him to do. He took dogs and babies for walks, cleared out cupboards, and mended books. He lost count of the 47 of cars he washed and windows he cleaned, but the 48 increased and he knew that he would soon have 49 for the bicycle he longed for.
The day 50 came when James counted his money and found $94.32. He 51 no time and went down to the shop to pick up the bicycle he wanted. He rode 52 home, looking forward to showing his new bicycle to his friends. It had been hard 53 for the money, but James knew that he valued his bicycle far more 54 he had bought it with his own money. He had 55 what he thought was impossible, and that was worth even more than the bicycle.
36. A. cleaned B. covered C. checked D. counted
37. A. How B. Why C. Who D. What
38. A. amount B. part C. rest D. sum
39. A. brave B. hard C. smart D. unfair
40. A. reason B. point C. result D. right
41. A. spare B. spend C. waste D. save
42. A. borrow B. raise C. earn D. collect
43. A. Or B. So C. For D. But
44. A. decisions B. opinions C. experience D. knowledge
45. A. beginning B. introduction C. requirement D. opening
46. A. similarity B. quality C. variety D. suitability
47. A. brand B. size C. number D. type
48. A. effort B. pressure C. trouble D. money
49. A. enough B. all C. much D. some
50. A. instantly B. finally C. normally D. regularly
51. A. gave B. wasted C. took D. left
52. A. patiently B. tiredly C. silently D. proudly
53. A. working B. asking C. looking D. applying
54. A. though B. if C. than D. since
55. A. deserved B. benefited C. achieved D. learned
答案：36-40 DACBB 41-45 ACDBA 46-50 CCDAB 51-55 BDADC
When I was younger, I thought that boys and grown men shouldn’t cry. Tears were a sign of being weak, which a man isn’t (36) to be.
However, just last June, I (37) that courage isn’t all about trying to keep all the pain inside and trying to hide the (38) .
My 18–year–old sister had eloped (私奔) and then I saw how (39) my father’s heart was. We were used to seeing him as a (an) (40) father.
For three days he wouldn’t talk. He would just sit quietly outside our house in the (41) . On the fourth night, I sat beside him and asked him to tell me what he felt about (42) .
It had been years since I laid my hand on my father’s shoulder as we have drifted (疏远) further and further apart while I was (43) . That night though, I sensed my father trying to (44) his pain and I wanted him to be able to let it out. We had all cried over what happened except him.
The simple (45) and my words, “Dad, it’s not your fault.” broke my father’s (46) . In the darkness, he began to cry. I (47) his shoulders shaking as he whispered, “ (48) did I go wrong? All I ever wanted was for my children to grow up (49) . Why couldn’t your sister wait?”
I understood then why he (50) to be in the dark, (51) being there, he had hoped not to spare his (52) a father’s pain. His tears, (53) we hadn’t seen them before that night, were there all the same.
I saw his (54) , that night when my father cried with my hand on his shoulder, and (55) his pain.
36. A. supposed B. likely C. suitable D. glad
37. A. believed B. wondered C. discovered D. cared
38. A. secrets B. tears C. opinions D. qualities
39. A. weak B. sweet C. warm D. simple
40. A. hard-working B. easy-going C. kind-hearted D. strong-willed
41. A. room B. dark C. garden D. eye
42. A. something B. nothing C. anything D. everything
43. A. running away B. giving in C. growing up D. turning round
44. A. forget B. control C. reduce D. prove
45. A. touch B. idea C. thought D. feeling
46. A. heart B. mind C. dam D. memory
47. A. noticed B. felt C. heard D. imagined
48. A. How B. What C. When D. Where
49. A. quickly B. naturally C. happily D. right
50. A. preferred B. managed C. used D. agreed
51. A. For B. On C. By D. Of
52. A. family B. children C. function D. experience
53. A. if B. because C. until D. though
54. A. condition B. pain C. courage D. trouble
55. A. remembered B. understood C. touched D. respected
答案：36-40 ACBAD 41-45 BDCBA 46-50 CBDDA 51-55 CADCB
When people show their houses to others, they proudly show off the different rooms, the nice furniture and how well-built the house is, but they never talk about the__21___who worked so hard to place the bricks, one upon the other, to make house what it is today.
When parents talk about their__22__children, they often talk about their jobs, their social and economic situations and their degrees. Parents__23__talk about the teachers who taught those_24__to make them what they are today.
Being a__25__of English for more than five years, I have_ 26___one thing: if I am successful today, it is__27___the work of all my English teachers who have taught me_28___to love the ABCs and how to be patient with students.
Being grateful_29__being thankful to be_30__of all the teachers who have encouraged you and pushed your_31___ahead across the oceans of life.
My teachers, both good and bad, have_32__a lot of good things to me, to my mind and to my heart. Today it is easy to remember all those_33__teachers and_34__ how harsh (苛刻的) they were, but it is better to_35___that I do not have to be like them.
Today, thinking about and remembering all the good teachers who have taught me_36__me feel the great responsibility I should_37__. I hope I can be_38__than them because I want my students to see me as a(n)__39_so that they can follow suit.
Parents_40__to remember that if their kids are successful today, it is because their personality skyscraper(摩天大楼) is built upon the shoulders of their teachers.
21. A. builders B. neighbors C. architects D. advisers
22. A. naughty B. successful C. hopeful D. patient
23. A. always B. never C. excitedly D. gratefully
24. A. educators B. physicians C. children D. specialists
25. A. learner B. translator C. teacher D. scholar
26. A. faced B. learned C. researched D. experienced
27. A. owing to B. lacked for C. resulted in D. dated from
28. A. how B. why C. what D. when
29. A. translates B. impresses C. states D. means
30. A. work B. honor C. achievement D. responsibility
31. A. experience B. boat C. story D. process
32. A. listed B. done C. reflected D. predicted
33. A. bad B. humorous C. pessimistic D. good
34. A. compare to B. stand for C. dream of D. think about
35. A. require B. remember C. sort D. recite
36. A. observes B. makes C. forces D. gets
37. A. witness B. encourage C. transmit D. take
38. A. better B. stricter C. more famous D. more promising
39. A. friend B. model C. parent D. expert
40. A. prepare B. need C. manage D. attempt
答案：21-25 ABBCC 26-30 BAADA 31-35 BBADB 36-40 BDABB
A newspaper is a publication devoted chiefly to presenting and commenting on the news. Newspapers __16__ us with an excellent means of keeping people well ___17___ on current events. They also play a vital role in __18__ public opinion. Newspapers have certain ___19___ over the other major news media----television, radio, and newsmagazines. For example, newspapers can __20__ more news and in much greater detail than television and radio newscasts. Newsmagazines___21__chief national and international events. But newspapers report local as well as national and international news. __22__ a daily newspaper requires great __23__ and efficiency. Reporters, editors, and photographers work under the ___24___ pressure of deadlines. A large daily also employs many other workers, including advertising salespeople, artists, librarians, printing-press op erators, and truck drivers.
Everything to be published in a newspaper, whether it comes over news service wires or is written in-house, ___25___ through the hands of subeditors or copyreaders. The stories are all put in the paper. The paper is ___26___. The newspapers are delivered by lorry, plane or rail. They are taken all over the country. The papers ___27__ early in the morning and people buy them.
Not all papers __28__ every day. Some are weekly with a Sunday edition. Local newspapers report the news of different parts of the country. Working on a daily paper is always busy. But people ___29__ on weekly papers do not have to work in such a hurry. Sometimes journalists need to ___30___ all over the world to report news.
16. A. provide B. offer C. supply D. give
17. A. known B. informed C. prepared D. made
18. A. constructing B. building C. shaping D. making
19. A. features B. shortcomings C. disadvantages D. advantages
20. A. include B. cover C. conclude D. find
21. A. focus on B. lie in C. depend on D. consist of
22. A. Creating B. Making C. Inventing D. Producing
23. A. space B. electricity C. speed D. money
24. A. punctual B. forever C. timely D. constant
25. A. goes B. reads C. gets D. looks
26. A. designed B. printed C. made D. drawn
27. A. arrive B. go C. come D. reach
28. A. come out B. come up C. come on D. come back
29. A. printing B. writing C. covering D. working
30. A. travel B. walk C. tour D. run
答案：16－20 ABCDB 17－25 ADCDA 26－30 BAADA
Unexpected things may happen every day but no one can tell when and where. People usually get surprised or frightened by such things.
One day I 1 a taxi to go to a meeting. As it came near the corner, the taxi stopped suddenly. The driver got out looking very puzzled. A big 2 which had been following the taxi stopped too. The taxi driver was now 3 at the corner looking into the sky and the truck driver got out and 4 him. A number of cars behind th em were 5 to stop as well and a large crowd of people had gathered at the corner.
The cause of all this 6 was a very strange noise. It seemed as if thousands and thousands of 7 were chirping(鸣叫). The sound of so many birds together was quite surprising and many people looked 8 . The most strange thing was that, 9 one or two birds, there was no other bird in the sky. No one was able to know why 10 two policemen arrived on the scene. They walked around the area for a while and then stopped near the railroad tracks beside a big board advertisement for a 11 . Since the noise seemed to be coming from there, they climbed 12 and found that two loudspeakers had been 13 behind the advertisement. The bird noises were being broadcast to 14 attention to the film advertisement.
The cinema that made this advertisement was then 15 to take the loudspeakers away because they cause trouble.
1 A. ran B. drove C. took D. rode
2 A. truck B. bus C. car D. bike
3 A. riding B. moving C. sitting D. standing
4 A. prevented B. joined C. watched D. left
5 A. told B. ordered C. forced D. driven
6 A. accident B. thing C. matter D. trouble
7 A. animals B. people C. birds D. beasts
8 A. disappointed B. frightened C. wondered D. worried
9 A. including B. in addition C. altogether D. except
10 A. after B. until C. as D. since
11 A. shop B. film C. factory D. notice
12 A. down B. up C. in D. out
13 A. left B. kept C. broken D. hidden
14 A. draw B. pay C. give D. call
15 A. suggested B. advised C. ordered D. persuaded
答案：1-5 CADBC 6-10 DCBDB 11-15 BBDDC
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