— Sally, our monitor, was late for her class this morning.
— ______? As far as I know, she never came late to class.
|A．How come||B．What for||C．So what||D．Why not|
We don’t think the experiment is ___ failure. At least we have gained ___ experience for future success.
|A．the; a||B．a; /||C．a; an||D．the; the|
My headache _____ me．I thought it was going away, but it is getting worse and worse．
|A．kills||B．is killing||C．was killing||D．killed|
It was the belief ____ Alex Haley could find his root in Africa ____made him decide to go to Zambia．
A． /, which B．which, that C that ,which D．that , that
Mo Yan’s winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature shows the world’s _______ of contemporary Chinese Literature.
---How do you find James Cameron's 3D version of Titanic?
---Fantastic! It can't be _______ and has brought us a wonderful experience.
|A．more impressive||B．as impressive||C．most impressive||D．so impressive|
Economic growth in the world remains weak throughout 2012 and it is hoped that it will _____ gradually in 2013.
|A．break up||B．make out||C．work out||D．pick up|
I couldn’t do my homework with all that noise ________.
|A．going on||B．goes on||C．went on||D．to go on|
you may have , you should gather your courage to face the challenge .
|A．However serious a problem||B．Whatever serious a problem|
|C．However a serious problem||D．No matter how a serious|
I think that's unlikely to happen, but if that ______ occur, both America's and China's interest would be severely damaged.
—Have you got used to the Chinese food, Robert?
—Yes, but I don't like ________ when a Chinese host keeps serving me the food I don't like.
Though ____ money, the parents of the twins managed to send them to university.
|A．lacked||B．lacking||C．lacking of||D．lacked in|
His diet can not be considered as healthy because it contains a lot of fat _______ meat, cakes and cream.
|A．in terms of||B．in need of||C．in the form of||D．in favor of|
Wolves are very ______: they can live in forests, on open plains, or in the snows of the Arctic.
---Did you go to the show last night?
--- Yeah．Every boy and every girl in the area ____ invited．
|A．were||B．was||C．has been||D．have been|
It was the afternoon of December 24, the day before Christmas, and as the newest doctor in our office, I 36 to wok. The only thing that brightened my day was the beautifully 37 Christmas tree in our waiting room and a gift sent to me by my 38 --- a dozen red roses.
Then a woman came in with an infant (婴儿).39 she explained that her husband was a prisoner and was my next 40 . She told me she wasn’t allowed to visit her husband in prison and that he had never seen his son. She 41 me to let the boy’s father sit in the waiting room with her as long as possible 42 I called him for his appointment. Since my schedule wasn’t full, I 43 .
A short time later, her husband 44 ---with two armed 45 as an escort ( 护卫 ). The woman’s tired face 46 up like our little Christmas tree when her husband took a 47 beside her. I kept peeking out to watch them laugh, cry and 48 with their child.
After almost an hour, I called the 49 back to the operatory. The patient seemed like a gentle and humble（谦逊的）man. I wondered what he possibly could have done to be 50 under such conditions. I tried to make him as comfortable as possible.
At the end I wished him a Merry Christmas --- a difficult thing to say to a man 51 back to prison. He smiled and thanked me. He said he felt 52 by the fact he hadn’t been able to get his wife anything for Christmas. On 53 this , I was inspired with a wonderful idea.
I’ll never forget the look on both their faces as the prisoner gave his wife the beautiful 54 . I’m not sure who 55 the most joy --- the husband in giving, the wife in receiving, or myself in having the opportunity to share in this special moment.
A．needed B．used C．had D．ought
A．dressed B．decorated C．cut D．planted
A．classmate B．boss C．parent D．boyfriend
A．Nervously B．Eagerly C．Curiously D．Carefully
A．colleague B．patient C．student D．customer
A．begged B．ordered C．asked D．invited
A．when B．until C．after D．before
A．smiled B．hesitated C．agreed D．refused
A．escaped B．arrived C．cried D．quarreled
A．soldiers B．judges C．lawyers D．guards
A．went B．lit C．took D．brought
A．seat B．rest C．ride D．look
A．joy B．water C．food D．possessions
A．prisoner B．nurse C．doctor D．woman
A．awarded B．punished C．caught D．held
A．brought B．gone C．headed D．returned
A．saddened B．excited C．surprised D．pleased
A．seeing B．hearing C．remembering D．learning
A．tree B．clothes C．roses D．necklace
A．enjoyed B．suffered C．benefited D．experienced
There are many travel destinations across the globe. What confuses a person most is which travel destination to choose. When choosing a destination for a vacation or a trip, you need to decide what that destination has to offer to you. Meanwhile, you should also take many factors into consideration, so that the decision-making will get easy.
The amount of money you want to spend is an important factor and plays an important role in deciding a destination. For example, cities like London, New York, Vegas etc are expensive. On the other hand when you travel to Asia, the cost is generally lower and you don’t need to spend much on traveling, lodging or shopping. Therefore, it is important to estimate your budget before selecting a destination.
When you plan your vacation, another important thing to plan is the number of the days you want to spend. There are many travel destinations in the world that can be covered in a week’s time. Some destinations like Africa, or Maldives beaches can be planned in a week’s time. Some other destinations like New York, Thailand may require more than a few weeks to enjoy completely.
Vacations are also planned according to the company you have. For example, if you travel with your family, then you’ll need a place where you can enjoy with your family members. Similarly, if you are going with friends, a city full of amusement parks, museums, shopping centers will be an ideal(理想的) destination. Therefore you need to consider whom you are going with, before deciding a destination.
Who are the intended readers of the text?
|A．Students majoring in tourism||B．Foreign travelers|
|C．travel agencies||D．Travel planners|
Compared to a journey to Thailand, a journey to New York _______.
|A．is more suitable for a group of people||B．will take you a longer time|
|C．will cost you more money||D．gives you more fun|
What is the main factor to be considered mentioned in the last paragraph?
|A．Services provided||B．Your partners in traveling|
|C．Activities involved in traveling||D．Your budget for a travel|
When middle-aged Alex quit his job and made up his mind to become a self-employed writer， no one could tell for sure whether he would succeed or not. He found a cold storage room in a building, set up a used typewriter and settled down to work.
After a year or so, however, Alex began to doubt himself. He found it was difficult to earn his living by selling what he wrote. But Alex determined to put his dream to the test—even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland (虚幻世界) of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.
One day Alex got a call,“We need an assistant, and we’re paying $6,000 a year.” $6,000 was real money in 1960. It would enable Alex to get a nice apartment ,a used car and more. Besides, he could write in his spare time. As the dollars were dancing in Alex’s head, something cleared his senses. He had dreamed of being a writer--full time. “Thanks, but no,” Alex said firmly and swiftly, “I’m going to stick it out and write.”
After Alex got off the phone, he pulled out everything he had: two cans of vegetables and 18 cents. Alex put the cans and cents into a paper bag, saying to himself, “There’s everything you’ve made of yourself so far. I’m not sure I ever felt so low.”
Finally his work was published in 1970.Instantly he had the kind of fame and success that few writers ever experience. The shadows had turned into focus of attention.
Then one day, Alex found a box filled with things he had owned years before. Inside was a paper bag with two cans and 18 cents. Suddenly he pictured himself working in that cold storage room. It reminds Alex, and anyone with a dream, of the courage and persistence(坚毅) it takes to stay the course(持续到底) in the shadowland.
Why did Alex give up his job?
|A．Because he didn’t like the working conditions.|
|B．Because he couldn’t earn enough to make a living.|
|C．Because he wanted to be a full-time writer.|
|D．Because he felt he had no potential in his job.|
What did Alex express when he answered the call?
|A．He refused the job offer.|
|B．He was willing to give them a hand.|
|C．He expected them to pay him more money.|
|D．He would write in his spare time.|
What kind of person is Alex?
Which of the following can summarize the passage best?
|A．Look before you leap|
|B．Two heads are better than one.|
|C．Hold on to your dream, and it will come true.|
|D．A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.|
A sunflower is a sunflower. A mobile phone is a mobile phone. But can you combine the two to do something for your local environment? As early as next year it may well be possible. When you have finished with your mobile phone, you will be able to bury it in a garden or a plant pot and wait for it to flower.
A biodegradable (生物所能分解的) mobile phone was, this month, introduced by scientists. It is hoped that the new type of phone will encourage consumers to recycle.
Scientists have come up with a new material over the last five years. It looks like any other plastic and can be hard or soft, and is able to change shape. Over time it can also break down into the soil without giving out any poisonous chemicals. British researchers used the new material to develop a phone cover that contains a sunflower seed. When this new type of cover turns into waste, it forms fertilizers. These feed the seed and help the flower grow.
Engineers have designed a small transparent (透明的) window to hold the seed. They have made sure it only grows when the phone is thrown away. “We’ve only put sunflower seeds into the covers so far. But we are working with plant experts to find out which flowers would perform best. Maybe we could put roses in next time.” said one scientist.
As phone technology is developing so quickly, people are constantly throwing their mobiles away. This means manufacturers are under pressure to find ways of recycling them. Some 650 million mobile phones have been sold this year. Most of them will be thrown away within two years, adding plastic, heavy metal and chemical waste to the environment. A biodegradable cover can offer some relief for nature, according to the scientists.
“The seed comes out and the flower grows in the pot so you don’t have to concern yourself with the phone when you have finished using it.” said Kerry Kirwan. She leads the research team, which is based at the University of Warwick in Britain.
What is the purpose of this passage? _____
|A．To tell the popularity of biodegradable cell phones.|
|B．To persuade the reader to buy the biodegradable cell phone.|
|C．To discuss the development of phone technology|
|D．To introduce an environment-friendly cell phone to readers.|
People throw away their cell phones most probably because ____
|A．there is something wrong with them|
|B．no sunflowers can grow out of them|
|C．they are out of fashion|
|D．they are becoming cheaper and cheaper|
It could be learned from the passage that ____.
|A．developing the new type of phone is mainly to protect the environment|
|B．phone-makers will benefit much more from the new type of phone|
|C．the new type of phone will certainly be popular with users all over the world.|
|D．the phones that can be recycled are available only in Britain now|
What might be the most suitable title for this passage?
|A．Sunflower and Phone||B．Plant Your Phone|
|C．Protect Our Environment||D．NO Worry about Phone|
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, business person, 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 beind 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 others．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．
Which of the following is FALSE?
|A．Whenever hunger strikes, we will reach for a junk snack|
|B．Every choice, however big or small, has an influence on us．|
|C．Even small choices affect how we feel．．|
|D．We make choices every day．|
How should we make choices?
|A．To be interested in a richer, fuller life．|
|B．To make life better for ourselves．|
|C．To imagine a world where everyone did their best．|
|D．To choose based on what's best for all．|
Why does the author say, "What matters is not the choice you make, but rather the intention behind your choice．"?
|A．Because the choice you make is not important．|
|B．Because you may have made a bad choice．|
|C．Because this allows you to stay clear and improve．|
|D．Because there is no need for guilt．|
How to choose what is best for us?
|A．We need to devote all our life to others．|
|B．We need to put away some time for ourselves．|
|C．We need to sacrifice ourselves for others．|
|D．We need to be selfless every minute．|
（注 ，E涂AB，F涂AC， G涂 AD ）
Good study habits
____They’ll help you learn the material if you practice over and over again. Play around with them to fit yor own personal needs, and you will make big progress.
Firstly, go to class. You won’t do well if you don’t have the information. 80% of the grades depend on showing up, so be there. This should be your top choice when it comes to building study habits.____.
Secondly, make sure that no matter what happens, you review your notes the day you take them._____.If that means re-working difficult problems, getting tutoring, or reading, then do it. The more review work you do at a time, the better your grades will be. Don’t be one of those who wait until the last minute to study .It’s more fun to get sleep and do well in your exam.
Finally, practicing is very good for you. Classes involving problem-solving require you to work on your problem-solving skills in order to get good grades. So practice working on those physics, math, chemistry, etc. Problems.______ Put forward your questions in class, and then you can make progress in a short time.
As you build your habits, get into a groove(成为习惯).______
|A．If you don’t go to class, you’ll miss need-to-know information and any other important things.|
|B．Pick up a good habit like exercising or give up an unhealthy one like smoking.|
|C．I’ve got a list of practical good study habits that you may want to know.|
|D．Come up with some questions that you could ask your professor.|
E. The goal is to understand what you are taught the same day.
F. Good habits, on the other hand, tend to take more time to make.
G. The more you do it, the more natural it’ll feel.
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Three years ago I became a student in an ordinary school. Disappointing as I felt at the shabby campus and the poorly-equipped classroom，I found the teachers patiently and considerate. Beside, I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in class. I decided to make the best of it. I worked hardly and got along well my teachers and classmates. Whenever I had difficulties, they are always available. Soon, I became one of the top students in my classes, that greatly increased my confidence and I got more motivated. My experience tells me that it is not what you are given but how you make a use of it what determines who you are.
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I’m a student of Senior 3. I am writing to tell you_____________________________________