1. - Alice happy birthday! Here is a small gift for you.
A. It doesn't matter B. Don't mention it
C. With great pleasure D. Thank you very much
2. another 10 days we arc sure to complete repairing the machine.
A. Give B. Giving C. Given D. To give
3. At the top of the hill which has a wonderful view of the whole city.
A. lies an old cottage B. an old cottage lies
C. does an old cottage lie D. an old cottage dots lie
4. please write the word here meaning escapes you.
A. where B. when C. whose D. which
5. 1 went to buy the tickets for the next public holiday but there were left.
A. nothing B. none C. neither D. nobody
6. 1 like the color of the hat I don't like its shape.
A. While R. If C. As D. When
7. Mary what's the matter with you? You have finished your work by 9.
A. would R. should C. can D. must
8. It's freezing cold today. You might as well put on your overcoat the had weather.
A. on B. against C. with D. to
9. China a sharp increase in the number of aged people over the past decade.
A. had seen B. saw C. will see D. has seen
10. It's really no business of yours I'll spend my summer holidays with.
A. who B. which C. where D. how
When I was eight a gentleman came to my orphanage (孤儿院) and taught us how to do working projects.
I remember my first project — a small 11 .I was so 12 of it that I looked upon it as if I had created a wonder. It was absolutely beautiful and it had taken me six weeks to 13 it. I could hardly wait to give it to Mother Winters as a 14 . She was the head mistress of our orphanage who was always 15 with us.
As the table was not dry from the coating the man told us to wait a few days before taking it to our donnitory. But I was just so 16 and happy that I couldn't wait. I 17 out like a flash carrying the table smiling from car to car.
When I reached the dormitory I placed the little table beside my bed. I was 18 it when Mother Winters entered. She walked over to the table. Running her hand _ 19 it she noticed that it was still wet.
\Were you 20 to bring this home?\ she asked.
\No ma'am\ I 21 with my head down.
She ordered me to throw the table out and so I did. After she left I immediately opened the door to get it back. There was 22 stuck all over. I brushed and cried but it would not come off.
I hid the table in my closet and never 23 it. A year later while cleaning up I gave the table to Mother Henderson my houseparent thinking that she would 24 it away.
Thirty years laser at a reunion I 25 that Mother Henderson was living nearby so I drove up to see her. We talked cheerfully for long. As I was about to 26 she asked me to come down to her basement to get something important. I followed her. 27 into a dark comer. She picked something up.28 _ she turned around I could sec that she was holding a little table.
Mother Henderson kept the little table that I had given up for lost so long ago.
Today I look at that table with bittersweet memories but full of 29 to Mother Henderson who kept it for a young orphan who tried very hard to 30 .
11. A. bed B. door C. table D. coat
12. A. tired B. ashamed C. aware D. proud
13. A. design B. invent C. complete D. paint
14. A. gift B. reward C. fee D. souvenir
15. A. satisfied B. strict C. patient D. angry
16. A. lucky B. confident C. amazed D. excited
17. A. called 13. gave C. looked D. rushed
18. A. washing B. observing C. admiring D. repairing
19. A. into B. across C. above D. after
20. A. supposed 13. embarrassed C. encouraged D. persuaded
21. A. agreed B. sighed C. whispered D. argued
22. A. dirt B. glue C. paint D. paper
23. A. considered 13. touched C. shook D. split
24. A. put B. drive C. take D. throw
25. A. learned B. expected C. remembered D. recommended
26. A. move B. laugh C. leave D. shout
27. A. curiously B. silently C. doubtfully D. worriedly
28. A. Before B. Since C. As D. Until
29. A. hopes B. thanks C. sympathy D. regret
30. A. adapt B. study C. perform D. please
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32. The tourists will travel to China by
A. ship B. train C. plane D. bus
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An angler (垂钓者)got the shock of his life when his prize catch turned out to be a crocodile.
Alan_prangncl] 64 was reportedly fishing in the 22-acre lake near Ringwood when he felt a sharp tugand started to reel the heavy but unknown fish in.
But according to the Southern Daily Echo when the end of the line appeared the angler claimed it was actually a two-foot long crocodile.
Alan who has been fishing since lie was six years old told the paper: \When it appeared I saw it was acrocodile about two feet long.
It was underneath where I was sitting on my box on the water and just lay by the side of my fact for about eight seconds. Then it shot back into the lake.
\It opened its mouth and let out the fish-or what was left of it. It had cut it in half and there was just its head and pan of the body.
“I was in disbelief-I had -o justify in my mind what I had just seen.\
the NHS worker reportelly thirks the crocodile was dropped in after its owner found it too big to deal with
He added: \1'vc been fishing in that lake for six years and for the club since 1963 so I know everything
about the lake.
\I'm the person who saw it and I've nothing to gain by lying abut it”.
Fishing club officials and Mr prangneLl have refused to disclose the exact location of the Hampshire lake for fear of large groups pouring in.
36. What does the underlined \it\ in paragraph 6 refer to?
A. The crocodile. B. The fish. C. The lake. D. The box.
37. What is Alan prangrell?
A. A worker. B. A man living on fishing.
C. A fishing club official. D. A reporter of the Southern Daily Echo.
38. What can be infix-red from the underlined sentence?
A. Some people didn't believe prangmcll's story.
B. Some other people also saw the crocodile.
C. prangnell was believed to have got a prize for the crocodile.
D. pranenell was very disappointed as he had not got the crocodile.
I must first thank the writers and editors of Scienlljic American and Scientific American Mind for the excellent articles on which so much of this book is based; they arc acknowledged (致谢)in detail in the Sources.
I am most grateful to he famous netunscicutists ( 神经系统科学家) and experts who kindly gave their time to help re c son out what might be in the quite near future and who have contributed much toneuroscience especially R. Douglas Fields Joseph l.cl)oux Richard Davidson philip Kennedy and Hank Greely an expert on the legal ethical and social problems surrounding this brave new world of neuroscience.
The captivating (有吸引力的) concept for this book came from the creative and hard working team at Jossey-Bass. who arc much appreciated. For the second time I want to give heartfelt thanks to my editor Alan Rinzler and senior editorial assistant Nana Twumasi. who have contributed so much to the shaping and creation of this book; Carol Hartland production talent; l3ev Miller much more than a copyeditor；first-rate writer researcher l3rianna Smith； paula Goldstein. who designed the book's inside; and all the marketing people who put my book in your hands: Jennifer Wenzel. Erin 13carn. p. J. Campbell Karen Warner. At Scierifre American Diane McGarvey and Lisa pallatroni were responsible fur finding archived(存档的) material of so many years. Thank you.
My family good friends and fellow writers have once again listened to me struggle endlessly and talk wildly about the difficulties of writing about brain. Many thanks to you all in particular to first readers Kelly A. Dakin (who corrected many of my errors and added valuable content). Ann Crew Ferris Buck Kelley Frank Urbanowski and Andrea llurst (for sending this book my way) and the wonderfully productive and generous writing community of Sacramento.
39. What is the author's main purpose of writing the passage?
A. To show that he had expert friends in various fields.
B. To express his excitement for having published his book.
C. To express his thanks to those who have helped him with the hook.
D. To show that so many well-known people have helped him recently.
40. What is the author's book mainly about?
A. Literature. B. Health. C. Law. D. Brain.
41. What work has Erin Beam done for the author.) 1
A. Selling the book. 13. Correcting errors.
C. Designing the book. D. Offering base for the book.
42. Way does the author mention his family?
A. Because they loved him so much.
B. Because they helped him most in writing.
C. Because they often listened to him read his writing.
D. Because they shared sufferings with him in his writing process.
Some fish may contain harmful chemicals which can be the result of both natural causes and water pollution. Mercury （水银) is a poisonous chemical which occurs naturally in oceans and the Earth's crust (壳) but also comes from man-made sources such as farm chemicals burning garbage oil coal etc.
polyclilorinated bipheuyls (pCBs) a group of chemicals can also be found in some fish. These man-made chemicals were used in many industries until 1977 when they were banned. pCBs were released or leaked into (lie tar and water and have bear transported around the globe.
How do mercury and pCBs end up in fish and the food supply? When they arc released into the air they attach themselves to particles（微粒）.These particles settle on the ground and in the water and are eventually eater by micro-organisms. Small fish cat the micro-organisms and large fish eat the small fish and on up the food chain.
Because they can negatively affect your health the U.S. Eavirotunental protectioc Agency advises that kids younger than 15 years old avoid fish that cortain high levels of mercury and pCBs. These include shark swordfish king rrnackerel and tilefish.
There are also many types of fish that are good for you but arc in danger of being wiped out because of ovcrfishing. Sonic are being fished in the wild so much that they cannot reproduce enough to survive.Others re being farmed in ways that are not environmentally friendly. These fish include red snapper.Atlantic salmon bluefnn tuna. and king crab.
Despite these problems there are several fish that are both healthy and sustainable (可持续的) such as Alaskan salmon American catfish pacific cod and several fans-raised fish and shellfish.
43. Which of the following is true of pCBs according to the text?
A. They are transported by human beings around the globe.
B. They have been widely used in &c world since 1977.
C. They are hard to be cleared out from nature.
D. They arc a kind of man-made fish food.
44. What does \end up in fish\ in paragraph 3 mean?
A. To be absorbed by fish. B. To disappear in fish.
C. To bring fish to an end. D. To be the last food of fish.
45.What is the condition of rcd snapper?
A. It cannot reproduce enough to survive.
B. It has burn wiped out b xause of ovcrfishing '
C. It is raised in ways harmful to the environment.
D. It will probably disappear because it cannot be fanned by haman.
46. Which of the fish is safe for children according to the passage?
A. Shark. B. pacific cod. C. King mackerel. D. Atlantic salmon.
Tuition fees for British students could reach as much as #20000 a university vicc-president has warned.
prof. Nick pctfon warned that universities will face additional economic pressures as student numbers increase which could force them to increase home students' fees.
Student tuition is presently upped at #9000 for British students.
Speaking to the lines fligher Education prof. petford the vice-president of Northampton Universitysaid that some universities with high brand value will be able to charge ￡17000 ￡18000 or ￡20000 in the future. \'I am sure of that.
The president of the National Union of Students Toni pearce said: \The suggestion that tuition fees should be charged at this level shows just how astonishingly out of touch some university vice-presidents can be.\
prof. petford argued there will be a change in how universities view home students - suggesting they will be treated more like international students. \If you look at international students that's been a market not well-governed since we've been recruiting (tix) overseas students. Universities have always been used to this sort of behaviour.\ He said. \The big step change now is thinking about home students in this way.\
presently there is no cap on fees that universities can charge international students.
The president of Universities UK Christopher Snowden said that his report showed universities needed more money to maintain their current standards. \The rise in tuition fees in England did not give all universities extra money - it replaced the cuts in direct government funding (资金)， \ he said.
47. Which of the following is closest in meaning to \capped\ in paragraph 3?
A. Required. B. Raised. C. Allowed. D. Limited.
48. What is prof. petford's belief according to the text?
A. Tuition fees for British students should reach #20000.
B. Good universities can charge students more tuition fees.
C. Northampton University will charge E17000 to #20000.
D. The market of ovcrsea students should be well governed.
49. What is the key of prof. Nick peeford's suggestions?
A. The tuition fees should he charged at the present level.
R. The tuition fees for international students should be raised.
C. The thinking about home studcn(s' fees should be changed.
I). Thc charge for both international and home students should be equal.
50. Winat can be inferred from Christopher Snowdon's words?
A. Tuition fees in England had been raised before.
B. The tuition fees replaced the government funding.
C. English government will cut funding to universities.
D. The current standards of universities should be raised.
Cindy： Dad and Mum the toys are on sate! Let's go to the third floor.
Mum: Spring is coming. Let's take a look at the newly arrived ladies' clothing on the ground floor first.
Cindy and Dad: 51
( Cindy's family moved to the ladies' clothing department.)
Saleslady: Yes Madam. Here you are.
Mum: Can I try this on? `
(Cindy's mother had tried the dress and returned.) '
Mum: It doesn't fit me well. 54
Saleslady: I'm sorry. The large size is out of stock.
Mum: Could you ask if other branches have got the large size of this dress?
Saleslady: Sure! I will try my best to make a call for you and if there's any news I'll call you back.
Have you ever been hurt by words before? I know I have. Words can hurt as much as a hit in the nose or stomach. The words others speak can lower your self-esteem (自尊) but they can also make you feel proud or exited.
One time as I was playing with my fried and my brother my brother told an embarrassing secret about me to my friend. I was afraid of what my friend would think! But instead of laughing at me she told me that sometimes she did it too. Instead of bringing me down she kept my secret. I've never forgotten how she defended me.
When you laugh at people they feel bad. When you say \you only got 5120 on the math test\ that's embarrassing. Words can be used to make you into a bully or make you a friend. You don't know the effect you can have on people with your words.
Our family did an experiment with rice inspired by Dr. Maseru Emoto's rice experiment. My mom cooked up some white rice and divided it into two glass jars. One of the jars of rice had a mark with the word \hate\ on it; the other was marked \love\_ We also \talked\ to the jars every day (I know it sounds strange but it's true). We told the \hate\ jar expressions like \I hate you\ \you're so stupid\ etc... To the \love\ jar we said words like \you're so pretty'. After a week the \love\ jar looked like it had barely come out of the pot. The \hate\ jar looked like it had moldy cobwebs (发霉的蜘蛛网) inside of it. Now it has been four weeks since we started. The rice in the \hate\ jar is sticking to the bottom like soup. The rice in the \love' jar looks fresh. Even my sisters who can't read can tell :he difference!
people act just like the rice in their own ways. They can either grow be proud of themselves and grow well or they can wither (枯萎) inside. As Dr. Emoto says \Don't undervalue the power of thoughts. They have the ability to change the world.\
56. What are the main functions of words according to the text? (no more than 8 words)
57. How would the author feel if her friend laughed at her when she knew her secret? (no more than 4 words)
58. What did they do :o the jar marked with the word \love\ in the experiment? (no more than 7 swords)
59. What did the rice in the \love\ jar look like one week from the start? (no more than 5 words)
60. What word(s) can best describe thoughts according to :he last paragraph? (no more than 2 words)
I'll never forget the night when our car broken down. We were herding home affix a wonderfully evening with our fronds. It was well after midnight but we were still miles away from home. There was no traffics on the road so we had to walk to home. Worse still it started to rain but by the time we got home we were wet through. And it was then what we discovered that we had left our front door key in the car. We have no choice but break a window and climb in. Then an policeman came and we had to explain for him the situation. We went to bed at 3:00 am.
It's very important to communicate with people because