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My father brought home a sailboat when I was ten, and almost each Sunday in summers we would go sailing. Dad was quite skilled in sailing, but not good at 1 . As for me, I 2 both before twelve because of living close to Lake Ontario .
The last time Dad and I set sail together is really3 . It was a perfect weekend after I graduated from university. I came home and 4 Dad to go sailing. Out we set soon on the 5 lake. Dad hadn’t sailed for years, but everything 6 well with the tiller（舵柄）in his hands.
When we were in the middle of the lake, a 7 wind came all of a sudden. The boat was hit 8 . Dad was always at his best in any9 , but at this moment he 10 .
"John!11 !" he shouted in a trembling voice, with the tiller still in his hands.
In my memory he could fix any12 . He was the one I always13 for strength and security. Before I could respond, a14 of water got into the boat. I rushed to the tiller 15 it was too late. Another huge wall of water16 the boat in a minute. We were thrown into the water, and Dad was struggling aimlessly. At that moment, I felt fiercely17 of him.
I swam to Dad 18 and assisted him in climbing onto the hull（船壳）of the boat. Upon sitting on the hull, Dad was a little awkward about his flash of19 . "It's all right, Dad. We are safe now," I comforted him.
That was the first time Dad had counted on me in a moment of emergency. More importantly, I found it was my turn to start20 for my father.
1. A. boating B. running C. swimming D. teaching
2. A. enjoyed B. desired C. hated D. learned
3. A. unforgivable B. unforgettable C. cheerful D. regretful
4. A. sent B. ordered C. invited D. allowed
5. A. calm B. icy C. stormy D. thundery
6. A. finished B. went C. seemed D. sounded
7. A. strong B. gentle C. cold D. hot
8. A. repeatedly B. lightly C. hardly D. violently
9. A. danger B. place C. sport D. job
10. A. suffered B. fell C. froze D. withdrew
11. A. Look B.Help C. Run D. Jump
12. A. problem B. relationship C. machine D. boat
13. A. turned to B. lived with C. argued with D. objected to
14. A. fountain B. stream C. shower D. wave
15. A. if B. for C. after D. but
16. A. got through B. poured into C. turned over D. lifted up
17. A. ashamed B. protective C. tired D. afraid
18. A. hopelessly B. quickly C. slowly D. helplessly
19. A. pain B. anger C. fear D. shame
20. A. making up B. getting ready C. paying off D. looking out
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is universally recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. Miller` s father had moved to the USA from Austria Hungary, drawn like so many others by the“Great American Dream”. However, he experienced severe financial hardship when his family business was ruined in the Great Depression of the early l930s.
Millers’s most famous play, Death of a Salesman, is a powerful attack on the American system, with its aggressive way of doing business and its insistence on money and social status as indicators of worth. In Willy Loman , the hero of the play, we see a man who has got into trouble with his worth. Willy is “burnt out” and in the cruel world of business there is no room for sentiment: if he can't do the work, then he is no good to his employer, the Wagner Company, and he must go. Willy is painfully aware of this, and at loss as to what to do with his lack of success. He refuses to face the fact that he has failed and kills himself in the end.
When it was first staged in 1949, the play was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, and it won the Tony Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics` Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was the first play to win all three of these major awards.
Miller died of heart failure at his home in Roxbury , Connecticut , on the evening of February 10, 2005, the 56th anniversary of the first performance of Death of a Salesman on Broadway.
21. Why did Arthur Miller’s father move to the USA ?
A. He suffered from severe hunger in his home country.
B. He was attracted by the "Great American Dream.
C. He hoped to make his son a dramatist.
D. His family business failed.
22. The play Death of a Salesman
A. exposes the cruelty of the American business world
B. discusses the ways to get promoted in a company
C. talks about the business career of Arthur Miller
D. focuses on the skills in doing business
23. What can we learn about Willy Loman?
A. He treats his employer badly.
B. He runs the Wagner Company.
C. He is a victim of the American system.
D. He is regarded as a hero by his colleagues.
24. After it was first staged, Death of a Salesman
A. achieved huge success
B. won the first Tony Award
C. was warmly welcomed by salesmen
D. was severely attacked by dramatists
25. What is the text mainly about?
A. Arthur Miller and his family.
B. The awards Arthur Miller won.
C. The hardship Arthur Miller experienced.
D. Arthur Miller and his best-known play.
Tim Richter and his wife, Linda, had taught for over 30 years near Buffalo , New York --he in computers, she in special education. "Teaching means everything to us," Tim would say. In April1998, he learned he would need a heart operation. It was the kind of news that leads to some serious thinking about life's purpose.
Not long after the surgery, Tim saw a brochure describing Imagination Library, a program started by Dolly Parton' s foundation (基金会) that mailed a book every month to children from birth to age five in the singer's home town of Sevier, Tennessee. “I thought, maybe Linda and I could do something like this when we retire," Tim recalls. He placed the brochure on his desk, "as a reminder."
Five years later, now retired and with that brochure still on the desk, Tim clicked on imagination library .com. The program had been opened up to partners who could take advantage of book and postage discounts.
The quality of the books was of great concern to the Richters. Rather than sign up online, they went to Dollywood for a look-see. “We didn’t want to give the children rubbish,” says Linda. The books-reviewed each year by teachers, literacy specialists and Dollywood board members-included classics such as Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day and newer books like Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama series.
Satisfied, the couple set up the Richter Family Foundation and got to work. Since 2004, they have shipped more than 12,200 books to preschoolers in their in their area. Megan Williams, a mother of four, is more than appreciative: “This program introduces us to books I’ve never heard of .”
The Richters spend about ＄ 400 a month sending books to 200 children. “Some people sit there and wait to die,” says Tim. “Others get as busy as they can in the time they have left.”
26．What led Tim to think seriously about the meaning of life?
A.His health problem. B.His love for teaching.
C.The influence of his wife. D.The news from the Web.
27. What did Tim want to do after learning about Imagination Library?
A. Give out brochures. B .Do something similar.
C. Write books for children D. Retire from being a teacher.
28. According to the text, Dollly Parton is .
A. a well-known surgeon B. a mother of a four-year-old
C. a singer born in Tennessee D .a computer programmer
29. Why did the Richters go to Dollywood?
A. To avoid signing up online.
B. To meet Dollywood board members.
C. To make sure the books were the newest.
D. To see if the books were of good quality.
30. What can we learn from Tim’s words in the last paragraph?
A. He needs more money to help the children.
B. He wonders why some people are so busy.
C. He tries to save those waiting to die.
D. He considers his efforts worthwhile.
[ 1 ] Do you spend over an hour each day texting messages to your friends? Do you frequently ignore work, study, and other activities to check your phone for messages? Are you anxious and restless if you are separated from your mobile phone? Do you hardly ever use your phone to talk any more, and do your thumbs hurt from texting too much?
 If , then it is very possible that you are a textaholic. A textaholic can be defined as someone who is addicted to sending and receiving messages. The main symptoms are a strong desire to text messages, which takes precedence (优先)over everything else, and bad moods, low spirits and a lack of self-confidence if messages fail to come in. The root of the problem, as with many addictions, is the desire to escape from emotional difficulties such as stress, anxiety and relationship problems. Experts warn that text addiction is likely to become the most common form of addiction in the future, especially among the young.
 So what can you do if you think you may be a textaholic? The key is to get your life back in balance. Make sure you resist the urge to answer every message you receive, and consider leaving your mobile phone behind occasionally when you go out. Most importantly, make a point of spending quality time with friends and family, and make time to re-learn the art of face-to-face conversation instead of conducting your relationships by means of text messages. Not only will you save time and money, but you may also rediscover the pleasure of true communication.
31. How does the author introduce the topic of the text? (no more than 5 words)
32. Fill in the blank in Paragraph 2 with proper words. (no more than 8 words)
33. What emotional difficulties may be the causes of text addiction? (no more than 5 words)
34. What do experts say about text addiction? (no more than 14 words)
35. What is the main idea of Paragraph 3? (no more than 8 words)
I often quarrel about my mother over whether I can watch TV after school. She holds view
that senior three students have to make fully use of every minute to work hard at their lessons. It
seems to me that once I am allowed to do that, I’ll unable to control myself and forget all about
my study. She also thinks it is bad for my eye. But I really can’t accept her ideas. In my opinion,
watch TV can set my mind at rest after a day’s hard works. Besides, it is important for us to know
what had happened at home and at abroad. Thus, we shouldn’t be forbidden to watch TV.
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第一节、完型填空：1-5 CDBCA 6-10 BADAC 11-15 BAADD 16-20 CBBCD
第二节、阅读理解 21-25 BACAD 26-30 ABCDD
31.By asking/raising questions.
32.you answer “yes” to any of the questions
33.stress ,anxiety and relationship problems
34.It may become the most common form of addiction , especially among the young.
35.How to get rid of text addiction.
I often quarrel about my mother over whether I can watch TV after school. She holds∧ view that senior
three students have to make fully use of every minute to work hard at their lessons. It seems to me that once I
am allowed to do that, I’ll∧ unable to control myself and forget all about my study. She also thinks it is bad
for my eye. But I really can’t accept her ideas. In my opinion, watch TV can set my mind at rest after a day’s
hard works. Besides, it is important for us to know what had happened at home and at abroad.Thus, we
shouldn’t be forbidden to watch TV.