从A、B、C和D四个选项中, 选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项, 并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。
1. —Betty was feeling pretty blue for a while, but she’s better now.
A. Oh, that’s kind of you B. Congratulations
C. Oh, I’m glad to hear that D. It’s my pleasure
2. Johnson had made up his mind to give it up, but on ______ second thought he determined to try _____ third time.
A. /; a B. the; / C. a; a D. the; a
3. Don’t let yourself be ______ into buying things you don’t really want.
A. advocated B. clarified C. flashed D. persuaded
4. Gone are the days _______ we spent together in the mountainous village.
A. when B. that C. where D. on which
5. She is such an irritating woman, I don’t know how you can ______ her.
A. put up B. stand with C. stand up to D. put up with
6. Some people say more but do less ______ others do the opposite. Ks*5u
A. once B. when C. while D. as
7. Finally, the two brothers climbed up the last floor, ________.
A. hungrily and tired B. hungrily and tiredly
C. hungry and tired D. hungry and tiredly
8． in the leg made it impossible for him to walk home.
A．Injured B．Being injured C．To be injured D．Having injured
9. — Did you enjoy meeting your old friends yesterday?
— Yes, I did．I _______ them since we graduated from college.
A. didn't see B. hadn’t seen C. haven't seen D. wouldn’t see
10．I admired the painting, and Ted said he would like me to have as a gift from him.
A．some B．this C．one D．it
Old Henry and his wife Phoebe loved one another. They were simple 11 . Their world was their fruit trees, cornfields and a backyard 12 pigs and chickens. The rest of the world was a 13 place like stars in the sky.
Sometimes, Henry worried about 14 . His wife would say, “If you __15___ talking like that, I will go away and what would you do? There is nobody to 16 you.”
Old Henry knew his wife would never 17 him. The only thing he __18___ was death and the life if his wife died. Knowing she was there, beside him, in the dark, made Henry __19____ again. In this way, they lived 20 in their world.
One day, Phoebe became sick and 21 . Old Henry watched them put her body in the earth. When people left, he still stood near the tomb for long. At night, he read newspapers _22___ most of the time, he just sat, looking at the door, 23 where Phoebe was and 24 he would die.
For five months, he lived like this. One day, he went out to cut grass. Just 25 the hill, he saw Phoebe again. Yes, there she was, down in the valley, smiling up at him. She was in the same blue dress. She __26 ___ a hand and seemed to say, “Come, come with me.” Henry felt the strong pull of a new world 27 he and Phoebe would always be together. He gave a 28 cry, “ Wait, Phoebe, wait for me. I’m coming.”
The next day, some farm boys 29 Henry at the bottom of the hill. His body was broken. There was a soft, happy smile on his face. The 30 smile he had worn when Phoebe was alive.
11. A. workers B. farmers C. doctors D. teachers
12. A. on B. in C. with D. from
13. A. small B. faraway C. close D. big
14. A. harvest B. wealth C. health D. death
15. A. enjoy B. keep C. finish D. mind
16. A. look at B. look after C. look up D. look for
17. A. leave B. move C. watch D. ask
18. A. had B. failed C. performed D. feared
19. A. quiet B. lonely C. simple D. gentle
20. A. sadly B. worriedly C. gladly D. warmly
21. A. died B. disappeared C. cried D. walked
22. A. but B. so C. and D. for
23. A. knowing B. wondering C. expecting D. remembering
24. A. how long B. how often C. how soon D. how much
25. A. in front of B. on the top of C. at the bottom of D. at the foot of
26. A. waved B. lost C. shook D. saw
27. A. when B. that C. which D. where
28. A. crazy B. surprised C. happy D. disappointed
29. A. picked B. found C. searched D. met
30. A. different B. separate C. same D. kind
A father in Wuhan , nicknamed "Eagle Dad" for his controversial parenting style, has dismissed critics' claims that he pushes his 4-year-old son too hard.
Police officer Wang Shaoyan came under the spotlight this month after his child took part in an 18-kilometer race in the Hubei provincial capital.
Some parents attacked his methods of extreme physical training, while others reacted strongly to his admission that he regularly exposes the youngster to cold showers. "I just want my son to reach his full potential," Wang said, adding that 4-year-old son not only runs 3 km every day he also takes cold showers from time to time to strengthen his body's resistance and willpower.
"He has never taken any sick leave from kindergarten," he said proudly.
However, some parents find his methods too extreme.
"I'm not sure a 4-year-old is prepared for such intense training," said Zhang Ruxia a woman who gave birth to two boys in October in Tianjin . "You can have good intentions to train your child at an early age but you also have to consider whether he can take it." Wang responded by saying children are too young to make decisions, and it is up to parents to lead them on the right path.
"I read many materials before and the whole process is step-by-step without pushing or imposing on my son," Wang said. The father said he was not acting rashly but following a scientific way of education. He said the doubts about his methods reflect the declining standards of modern education.
"Many people in Japan give their children cold showers too ,and no one is fussing about it，" he said. The traditional way of education applied by most of his peers might not necessarily help bring the best out of a child he said.
Wang said in addition to the physical training, he has also laid out a detailed and particular program to strengthen the intelligence of the child. "I have hired some university students to expand his knowledge in natural sciences, while playing the video for English-language teaching as well," he said.
31. For what reason was Wang made known to the public?
A. He employed some college students to teach his son.
B. He made his kid take a long distance race.
C. He exposed his 4-year-old to cold showers.
D. He forced his youngster to run 3 km every day.
32. Which statement is supported by the parents who hold the opposite opinion?
A. Extreme physical training can explore children's full potentials.
B. Taking cold showers regularly is beneficial for children's development.
C. It's up to parents to lead children on the right path.
D. The way to educate children should agree with their age.
33. What does the phrase "fussing about” probably mean in the 8th paragraph?
A. Minding about. B. Paying attention to.
C. Laughing at. D. Talking about.
34. In Eagle Dad's opinion ，his extreme parenting was questioned because____.
A. he didn't take it step by step in a scientific way
B. the highly tense work-out was misunderstood
C. modern education is not challenging enough
D. some parents were jealous of his success
Many a die-hard online shopper stayed up until 2 am on Sunday, looking through the Internet to buy products being sold at half-price before they could be snapped up by other shoppers. Tens of millions of Internet users were crazy taking advantage of the half-price promotion, started by the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on Sunday, Nov. 11，which is known as Singles’ Day in China, and is the Chinese answer to Cyber Monday in the United States.
By 7 pm on Sunday, 14.1 billion yuan's worth of sales was made on Tmall and Taobao5 the two online shopping websites of Alibaba. That could make Singles’ Day the biggest e-commerce sales day on record. The research company comScore said US online retailers (零售商)saw $1.25 billion of sales during last year's Cyber Monday, the day after Thanksgiving weekend and the busiest day for online retailers as US shoppers start to prepare for Christmas.
Singles, Day originated with university students, and was later adopted by e-commerce companies as a promotional opportunity. E-commerce companies,including Jingdong Mall and Amazon China , also took part in the promotion. "In the past, people only shopped online occasionally, but now ，online shopping is a lifestyle embraced by many," said Zhang Yong ,Tmall president.
Alibaba began to hold Singles' Day promotions in 2009, and last year, its sales totaled 5.2 billion yuan. "I don't know whether we would lose money, but I don't think we could earn much on this day by selling goods at half price，" said Hao Hongfeng ， chairman of Beijing Jiuxian E-Commerce, a liquor retailer in Beijing who took part in the event. He said it is a good opportunity for online retailers to get their names known.
35. Who first introduced Single's Day to the public?
A. Researchers in comScore. B. The online shoppers.
C. Some college students. D. The online retailers.
36. Why were the retailers so active in the promotion?
A. To sell more products and services.
B. To make a lot more money.
C. To make more business friends through the event.
D. To make their names known to more people.
37. What's the secret behind the success of this promotion?
A. The quality of the products. B. The favorable price.
C. The fame of the retailers. D. The after-sales service.
38. Which title do you think is more suitable for this article?
A. Chinese Shopping Style B. The Origin of Singles’ Day
C. A Craze for Online Promotion D. Online Purchasing Power
I believe that animals possess greater intelligence than most people think. But plants? I've never considered the possibility of plant intelligence. The idea seems absurd .
Yet I've had friends argue that plant intelligence might exist. "What are the differences between plants and animals?" they ask, and then they argue about certain species that seem to share the intelligence of both plants and animals.
New research suggests that plants communicate via “networks". Plant communication is not idea, and cannot indicate that it is a kind of intelligence, but it is still interesting.
Recent research from Vidi researcher Josef Stuefer at the Radboud University Nijmegen shows that plants have their own chat systems that they can use to warn each other. Therefore plants are not boring and passive organisms that just stand there waiting to be cut down or eaten up. Many plants form internal communication networks and are able to exchange information networks and are able to exchange information efficiently.
Many herbal plants such as strawberries and clovers(兰叶草) naturally form networks. Individual plants remain connected with each other for a certain period of time by means of runners (plant stems that grow along the ground and put down roots to form new plants). These connections enable the plants to share information with each other via internal channels. They are therefore very similar to computer networks. But what do plants chat to each other about?
Recently Stuefer and his colleagues were the first to prove that clover plants warn each other via the network links if danger is nearby. If one of the plants is attacked by caterpillars(毛虫) , the other members of the network are warned via an internal signal. Once warned the intact(完好无损的) plants strengthen their chemical and mechanical（机体的）resistance so that they are less attractive to advancing caterpillars. Thanks to this early warning system, the plants can stay one step ahead of their attackers. The research has shown that this significantly limits the damage to the plants.
Again, I don't believe this reflects intelligence, but it's is certainly fascinating.
39. The author thinks that the plant communication__________
A. is absolutely a new idea B. is a sign of plant intelligence
C. is related to animal communication D. is interesting and fascinating
40. Clover plants warn each other when danger is nearby by____________
A. making sounds B. releasing chemicals
C. strengthening mechanical resistance D. sending internal signals
41. The author's attitude towards plant intelligence is___________
A. unconcerned B. doubtful C. positive D. hopeful.
42. What's the best title for the passage?
A. Does Plant Communication Really Exist?
B. Some Discoveries About Clover Plant
C. Does Plant Communication Imply Intelligence?
D. A New Study on Plant Communication
With the development of modern society and high tech, it is becoming more and more convenient for people to communicate. Meanwhile, virtual world has begun to exist. Virtual entertainment sites let you chat, feed the dog and shop in a way that feels real. But they are also the gateway to the real-world trouble.
Virtual property(虚拟财产), which you gain through computer games and social networking sites, is a billion dollar global industry. For example, fantasy worlds like Secondlife, and World of Warcraft issue their own currencies, and players can make a profit by trading in the real world or setting up clothing stores. The currencies are bought with hard cash and profits made online can be converted back into real-world money.
But even in imaginary worlds, property ownership can go hand in hand with property theft. Last week, several netizens went to Tencent’s headquarters to file a complaint, accusing the company of not adequately protecting their accounts. They’d had their QQ Show avatar and clothes stolen.
“Virtual property theft is occurring today all over the world,” says Professor Greg Lastowka, an American specialist in Internet law. “Local police are often confused by claims of virtual theft, thinking it has no real value,” says Lastowka.
Reports of stolen virtual property are becoming increasingly frequent, but the law is slow to respond. China has no specific law to protect virtual property. Without clear legal rules, players cannot prove ownership, so the police might not bother with the case.
Virtual property may appear to be something that only has meaning in an imaginary world. Yet somebody has spent real-world time and money on making it their own. To them, it has value, and if someone else takes it, that’s theft.
In case of theft, users can report it to the Internet department of the local public security bureaus. Users can also take some action to protect their virtual property. They should not accept files from strangers or go to websites with a dubious(可疑的) reputation. Changing passwords every three months can also help.
43. Which of the following is the reason why virtual theft is common in China ?
A. There is no relevant law to prevent virtual theft.
B. The relevant law is not put into practice effectively.
C. Netizens think that virtual property has no real value.
D. No cases of virtual theft are reported to the police.
44. How can you gain your virtual property according to this text?
A. By physical labor. B. By shopping in a mall.
C. By playing QQ games. D. By selling clothes in a shop.
45. From the passage we can easily learn that .
A. stealing virtual property has already been identified as a crime
B. the police have a good knowledge of virtual property
C. the police should take the blame for increasing virtual thefts
D. stealing virtual property is unavoidable
46. What should we do to prevent the virtual theft?
A. Changing the names of users as often as possible.
B. Changing passwords every three months.
C. Meeting with our online friends in person.
D. Accepting files from strangers.
I had the meanest mother in the whole world. While other kids ate candy for breakfast, I had to have cereal, eggs or toast. While others had Cokes and candy for lunch, I had to eat a sandwich. As you can guess, my supper was different from the other kids’ too. But at least, I wasn’t alone in my sufferings. My sister and two brothers had the same mean mother as I did.
My mother insisted upon knowing where we were at all times. She had to know who our friends were and where we were going. She insisted if we said we’d be gone an hour, then we should be gone one hour or less -- not one hour and one minute. And she always insisted upon us telling the truth. Now you can see how mean she was.
The worst is yet to come. We had to be in bed by nine each night and up at eight the next morning. We couldn’t sleep till noon like our friends. So while they slept — my mother actually had the courage to break the Child Labor Law. She made us work. We had to wash dishes, make beds, and learn to cook. We had to wear clean clothes and take a bath every day. The other kids always wore their clothes for days. We reached the height of disgrace because she made our clothes herself, just to save money. I believe she laid awake at night thinking up mean things to do to us.
Through the years, things didn’t improve a bit. We could not lie in bed “sick” like our friends did, and miss school. Our marks in school had to live up to expectations. Our friends’ report cards had beautiful colors on them, black for passing, red for failing. My mother, being as different as she was, would be satisfied with nothing less than ugly black marks.
As the years rolled by, first one and then the other of us was put to shame. We graduated from high school. With our mother behind us, talking, hitting and demanding respect, none of us was allowed the pleasure of being a drop-out.
My mother was a complete failure as a mother. Out of four children, a couple of us attained some higher education. None of us have ever been arrested or divorced. Each of my brothers served his time in the service of this country. She forced us to grow up into God-fearing, educated, honest adults. I am now trying to raise my three children. I am filled with pride when my children call me mean. Why? Because now I thank God every day for giving me the meanest mother in the whole world.
47. According to the article, the author’s mother will ask her children to do all the following EXCEPT _________.
A. eat as much candy as they want
B. wear clean clothes made by her
C. be honest about what kind of friends they make
D. go to bed and get up at fixed times
48. The author’s mother wanted her children to _________.
A. be top students in school and graduate with honors
B. do their best at school and be educated and respected citizens
C. stop seeing her friends who pretended to be sick to skip classes
D. bring home colored report cards like her friends did
49. It can be inferred from the passage that________.
A. All the other kids at school studied better than the author.
B. The author worked hard and usually got good grades in studies. C. Mother was punished for breaking the Labor Law. D. The author’s family lived a miserable life.
50. The passage was written in a way of ________ tone.
A. hateful B. ridiculous C. critical D. humorous
A: Good morning. My name is Peter. I’m the general manager of the personnel department. I’ll be interviewing you. Please sit down.
B: 51 My name’s Jon, Jon Smash.
A: Well, Jon, it’s a pleasure to meet you. 52
B: I’ve been a manager at Nike for over three years. I won manager of the year award two years ago, and I got promoted last August.
A: OK. Tell me about yourself and your personality.
B: 53 I think before I act, and if something goes wrong in our company I always remain calm. I never scream at my employees. And I’ve never lost my temper.
B: I think I am good at solving problems. 55 I also love challenges. I work well under pressure. When my boss pushes me to finish a project early, I always get it down and never complain.
A: Jon, you seem like a very good manager. I like your ambition. You’re very confident and motivated. We like that here at Microsoft. Well, our interview is over.
A. I am glad it’s you who will offer me the opportunity to get the job.
B. I enjoy approaching problems directly.
C. Nice to meet you.
D. What are your strengths?
E. I owe my success to my employees.
F. Tell me about your work experience.
G. I think I am very level-headed.