完成时间：2013.07.05一：单项填空1. According to a new study by a French university, learning ______ second language can lead to ______ increase in your brain power.A. a; the B. a; an C. the; the D. the; an2. China sent up Shenzhou Ⅸ manned spaceship into space successfully, which shows science and technology ______ rapidly in China.A. have been developing B. have developedC. has been developed D. is developing3. Is there a shop around _____ we can buy some toilet articles?
A. that B. which C. where D. what
4. Eating too much fat can ______ heart troubles and high blood pressure.
A. attach to B. attend to C. contribute to D. devote to
5. To every one of us present ______ the honour for the great success.
A. belongs B. belonging
C. is belonged D. belong
6. --- It’s so late. Our son______ be back!
--- Don’t worry. I dare say he ______ have some extra work to do.
A. can; must B. will; might C. should; must D. must; may
7. The water company appealed ______ everyone ______ the amount of water used.
A. for; to reduce B. to; reducing
C. to; to reduce D. for; reducing
8. It is so difficult a problem that ____ student in this class ____ work it out.
A. any; can‘t B. no; can C. every; can D. no; can‘t
9. --- The final score of the basketball match was 93—94.
--- So we were only ______ beaten.
A. nearly B. slightly C. lightly D. narrowly
10. He told me the news______, believe it or not, he had earned $1 000 in a single day.
A. that B. which C. as D. because
11. The comments which he made ______ marketing bothered his boss greatly.
A. being concerned B. concerned C. to be concerned D. concerning
12. How long do you think ______ the Microsoft brings out a new product?
A. it will be before B. will it be until
C. will it be when D. it will be that
13. When you go abroad for further study, you should learn to adapt to the ______ of the destination country.
A. customs B. habits C. interests D. instructions
14. The jewels that the rich lady was wearing that evening must be ______.
A. cost fortune B. worth a fortune
C. cost a fortune D. worth fortune
15. --- I apologize for not being able to join you for dinner.
A. Go ahead B. Not to worry.
C. That’s right D. Don’t mention it.
We had moved from Cairo to Mt. Vernon, Illinois, away from my grandmother when I was eight years old. I missed her 36 . I was told I was her favorite grandchild; she was my favorite granny. Mother must have sensed my 37 , for she would take my little brother and me back to visit my Granny on occasions.
She didn’t live in a big house or have expensive things, but I never 38 it; I just knew she loved me and I loved her back.
We had lived, for a time, next door to her 39 my father was away during World War II.
Granny had never had very much in the way of 40 or material things. But it was the little things she gave me that had always 41 . Things like letting me dip my fingers in the sugar bowl or the coffee she let me drink from her 42_. She allowed me to sit on top of her kitchen table to enjoy those privileges.
She also had a vinegar bottle that sat high on a shelf that was 43 , in my eyes; I asked if I could have it someday. It was given to me in a box after her 44 . She remembered in her last days; love is like that.
She didn’t have much; 45 did we. But she did something for my brother and me. I will always remember she 46 her pennies in a glass jar. I am sure Granny could have used those pennies herself 47 she saved them to give us when we came to 48 her.
I don’t remember how much we 49 on our visits, nor was the 50 important. It was the idea that she remembered us, and cared about us, when we were away from her.
Those 51 , of when I was a child, still give me 52 feelings now. I often wonder, after all those years, when I am lucky enough to find a 53 lying on the ground 54 , if it could possibly be Granny tossing me pennies from 55 .
16.A. suddenly B. unfortunately C. terribly D. properly
17.A. longing B. tasting C. dissatisfying D. worrying
18.A. found B. saw C. remarked D. minded
19.A. while B. if C. unless D. though
20.A. house B. car C. money D. possession
21.A. gone B. mattered C. saved D. respected
22.A. jar B. glass C. bottle D. cup
23.A. beautiful B. expensive C. heavy D. big
24.A. birthday B. death C. accident D. change
25.A. so B. and C. neither D. however
26.A. hid B. discovered C. saved D. liked
27.A. since B. or C. because D. but
28.A. visit B. invite C. help D. comfort
29.A. spent B. wasted C. collected D. counted
30.A. penny B. time C. money D. amount
31.A. memories B. adventures C. friendships D. achievements
32.A. bright B. warm C. sad D. interesting
33.A. bottle B. jar C. table D. penny
34.A. anywhere B. nowhere C. somewhere D. everywhere
35.A. hell B. heaven C. God D. sky
Four simple keys to transform your life
The power of choice.
Every one of us makes countless choices every day. Every choice we make has an impact on our lives. Even insignificant choices can affect what we experience and how we feel. When hunger strikes, we can reach for a healthy, nutritious snack, or we can choose the sugar high of junk food. The more important the decision, the greater its effect. For instance, how do I act towards that person who treated me badly? Do I generally choose to be passive, or do I actively set clear intentions and create what I want in my life? Every choice we make, however big or small, affects us in some way.
How do you make choices?
If you are interested in living a richer, fuller life, there is a foundation upon which you can base all of your decisions which can make life better not only for you, but also for those around you. This foundation is to choose based on what’s best for all. Imagine a world where every parent, spouse(配偶), friend, teacher, businessperson, and politician truly did their best to choose what’s best for all involved in every decision they made. We would certainly live in a more caring, supportive world.
It’s the intention.
“But how do I know what is really best?” you might ask. The answer is simple. It doesn’t matter. What matters is not the choice you make, but rather the intention behind your choice. What matters is that whatever decision you make, you are clear in your intention of choosing based on what’s best for all. If it later turns out that you made what appears to have been a bad choice, there’s no need for guilt. Knowing that you did your best to choose with a sincere desire for what’s best for all, your conscience stays clear and open. This then allows you to more easily learn from your mistakes, and to live with a clear heart and mind.
What’s best for me, too!
Choosing what’s best does not mean you have to always sacrifice yourself for other. An overly(过度的) exhausted mother can lose her temper easily. Some time off for this mother might seem selfish, yet in the long run, it can help her to be a better mother to her children. So as we move through each day of our lives, let us remember to include ourselves as we do our best to choose what’s best for all.
36. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Every one of us makes countless choices every day.
B. Every choice, however big or small, has an influence on us.
C. People act differently towards the person who treated them badly.
D. People tend to reach for a junk snack when hunger strikes.
37. How should we make choices?
A. To be interested in a richer, fuller life.
B. To make life better for ourselves.
C. To base our choices on what’s best for all.
D. To imagine a world where everyone did their best.
38. According to the author, what is really best?
A. The choice you make. B. The intention behind your choice.
C. The mistake you learn from. D. The consequence of your choice.
39. To choose what is best for us, we’d better ________.
A. try to be selfish all the time B. sacrifice ourselves for others
C. set aside some time for ourselves D. control our temper before children
Cambodians are continuing to mourn the death of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died in Beijing this week. In an exclusive interview with CCTV, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, Pan Guangxue, says Sihanouk made indelible(不可磨灭的) contributions to Sino-Cambodian relations and his death will not affect the friendship between the two countries.
Since its founding, the People’s Republic of China has maintained close contact with Cambodia. Bilateral(双边的) trade volume has increased rapidly in recent years, from 200 million US dollars in 2002 to nearly 2.5 billion US dollars in 2011.
China is now not only Cambodia’s third largest trading partner, but for many years has been Cambodia’s number one investor. Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia’s “King-Father” pioneered the relationship.
Pan Guangxue said, “If we look back at previous decades, I think Sihanouk made the right choice, a choice good to Cambodian national development. It was because of his commitment to the development of Sino-Cambodia friendship that we’ve achieved what we have today.”
In 2010, the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership, during its Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to China.
And 2013 is set to be China-Cambodia Friendship Year.
Pan Guangxue said, “Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on many occasions that China does not tell Cambodia what to do or what not to do. China does not point fingers at Cambodia. I think this is a true evaluation of Sino-Cambodian relations. China pursues an independent peaceful foreign policy of non-alignment(不结盟) and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”
The ambassador says Sihanouk’s death is a huge loss to both China and Cambodia, but that bilateral relations will not be affected.
Pan Guangxue said, “I believe the bilateral relationship will be sustained and grow even stronger.”
With both countries enjoying the benefits of the fruitful relationship, the governments of China and Cambodia have promised that Sihanouk’s legacy(遗产) will continue to be the foundation of even stronger ties.
40. We can learn from the passage that Sihanouk ________.
A. is the present Cambodian Prime Minister
B. went for an interview with CCTV the other day
C. made the right choice to encourage investment in China
D. had great influence on Sino-Cambodian relations
41. The following facts can prove the good Sino-Cambodian relations EXCEPT that _______.
A. Sihanouk was committed to Cambodian national development
B. the two countries has set 2013 to be China-Cambodia Friendship Year
C. the two countries has established a comprehensive strategic partnership
D. trade volume between the two countries has increased sharply in recent years
42. What is Pan Guangxue’s opinion on Sihanouk’s death?
A. It will more or less damage the bilateral relationship.
B. It will continue to be the foundation of even stronger ties.
C. It means a huge loss for both countries in economy.
D. It has very little negative effect on the bilateral relationship.
43. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
A. China-Cambodia Friendship Year
B. China-Cambodia friendship to continue
C. Sihanouk’s death—a great loss to Cambodia
D. China’s peaceful foreign policy to continue
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families that he is considered the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.
“My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day. “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?” Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.
“But it is, ” returned she, “for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it.”
Mr. Bennet made no answer.
“Do you not want to know who has taken it?” cried his wife impatiently.
“You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.”
This was invitation enough.
“Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week.”
“What is his name?”
“Is he married or single?”
“Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!”
How so? How can it affect them?
“My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, “how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them.”
“Is that his design in settling here?”
“Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes.”
“I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as beautiful as any of them. Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party. ”
44. The sentence “… a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” means that ______.
A. a single man without money needn’t a wife
B. women want to get married to financial stable men
C. a single man who is financially stable needs a wife
D. once man becomes rich, he must want to get a wife
45. From the conversation between the Bennets, we can conclude that Mrs. Bennet _______.
A. wanted to persuade her husband to visit the young man
B. wanted to get an invitation from their new neighbor to a party
C. asked for her husband’s permission to visit the new neighbor
D. wanted to tell her husband something about their new neighbor
46. At the end of the passage, Mr. Bennet sounded _________ toward his wife’s proposal.
A. grateful B. indifferent C. delighted D. Interested
Some people believe that greed and selfishness has become the basis of modern society, and we should return to the old traditions of family and community, then we will have a better life. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the above opinion?
In this fast-paced world, many values are undergoing major changes. While people traditionally prioritize caring, sharing and generosity in life and work, modern people seem to be more self-absorbed and self-concerned.
Modern people act selfishly to survive the harsh competition of life. They say that it is a jungle out there. To survive, you have to fight with whatever means that come handy. Obviously greed and selfishness go perfectly well with such ideas. In a company, employees do everything they can to get better pay and higher position, even at the cost of colleagues. We are in any way advocating（拥护）any selfish conduct. It is just that people are pressured to behave in a different way due to outside influences.
Are we happier to share with others and be generous to them? There is no fixed answer, either. Some people take great pleasure helping and giving to others while others feel happy doing the opposite. But I personally think that people should not be too selfish. Caring for others can actually encourage the development of a friendly relationship.
In conclusion, modern people appear to be more self-centered than those in the past due to strong outside pressure. However, we should encourage people to know the importance of being caring and generous and to build a friendly relationship with others.
Are modern people becoming more selfish?
(47)_____ are changing.
In the past people put caring, sharing and generosity in the first (48)______.
Nowadays, people seem to be more (49)_____ about themselves.
(50)_____ are changing too.
People in the past appeared to be modest and self-effacing(谦让的).
People may strive to achieve their own (51)_____ at the price of their coworkers.
The author’s understanding
(52)_____ for the changes in the author’s eyes
Fierce (53)____ and great (54)______ on modern people may be responsible for the changes.
The author’s (55)_____ towards the topic
A (56)_____ which can benefit two sides should be established.
57. The pictures in the museums show the ancient c_______ of Greece and Rome.
58. Please don‘t h_______ to contact me if you have any questions.
59. Seeing that you have no time to attend the meeting, I will have Peter r_______ you.
60. Regardless of where we are and what we are doing, we want to have a_______ to our data.
61. We have decided to have our house painted and then d_______ it with some paintings.
62. While Hamlet and the ghost walked away into the darkness, his friends had to wait _______ (焦虑地) there worrying about his safe return .
63. This can make them nervous or _______ (尴尬的) about speaking English in public.
64. On the basis of a number of _______ (分析) they solved this problem by adopting a set of special methods.
65. I knew that she could give me some _______ (有益的) tips.
66. _______ (把……乘以) this number by 6 to get your heart rate per minute.
All of us experience failure and are afraid of it. However, every coin has two sides.____