第一节(共15小题,每小题2分,满分30分)阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A 、B、C 和D)中选出最佳选项 。
Justin Bieber used to be an ordinary Canadian boy, but his life totally changed in 2008. With his great musical talent, this seventeen-year-old boy has become a superstar in the music industry.
Justin Drew Bieber was born in 1994 in Stratford, Ontario and was raised by his single mother. Bieber learned to play musical instruments when he was very young. In 2007, he took part in a local singing competition in his hometown, and he did it just for fun. He never took singing lessons before but surprisingly he placed second in the competition. Then, with the help of his mother, he uploaded (上传) videos of him singing on a website and they successfully attracted the attention of thousands of viewers. His videos got popular through word of mouth and some of them have received up to 10,000,000 views.
Justin Bieber would have never gotten a career in the music business without his videos. Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive (主管) of So So Def Recordings, had watched Bieber’s videos and he was impressed by the boy’s talent. Braun then contacted Bieber and he flew the boy into Atlanta seven months after the first video was posted. Bieber showed his talent in singing as well as his ability in playing musical instruments. He then got a record deal.
In 2009, Justin Bieber released (发行) his first single “One Time”while he was recording the debut album (首张专辑). The single “One Time”tells a story about love. This song had success not only in Canada and the US, but also in the international market. Then he released his debut album “My World 2.0”in 2010 and the song “Baby”became the lead single. This album successfully entered the Top Ten Charts in seven countries. In June 2010, he started his first world tour in Hartford, Connecticut. One month later, he started reco rding his second album.
1.Justin Bieber’s career in music began to take off when _____.
A. he met with Scooter Braun
B. he released his debut album
C. he won second place in a competition
D. his singing videos were uploaded to a website
2.It can be inferred from the text that Justin Bieber _____.
A. owed his success to good luck
B. showed a gift for music when he was young
C. is the youngest superstar ever in the music industry
D. released his debut album with the help of Scooter Braun
3.What do we learn about Justin Bieber’s “One Time”according to the text?
A. It is about love and was released in 2010.
B. It attracted the world’s attention a fter released.
C. It successfully entered the Top Ten Charts in seven countries.
D. It is the lead single of his debut album “My World 2.0”.
4.What is the best title for the text?
A. Justin Bieber’s journey to success
B. Lucky boy — Justin Bieber
C. What made Justin Bieber a singer?
D. Secrets of Justin Bieber’s success
Acrobatic (杂技的) Show in Haidian Theatre Beijing
Introduction of the Show:
This is the entertainment that should not be missed by the young and old on a visit to Beijing. You can see breath-holding acrobatics, some of which can be so demanding in the balance skill as to be close to the impossible.
This tim e you can see the bicycling show— ten cycling girls all ending up on a bicycle with their fans spread out like a peacock. There are also girls bending and folding their bodies to a position where the feet hold the face and the head and hands are still balancing some glasses. Other exciting acts are the martial arts (武术), balancing of bowls, rope walking, pole climbing, roller skating and plate swirling (转碟子), etc.
Two daily acrobatic shows from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm. The detailed price is as follows(including 5-65 years
Yellow Zone: (Mid Rows 14-23) RMB 120[来源学科网ZXXK]
Blue Zone: (Mid Rows 1-4) RMB 160
Green Zone: (Mid Rows 8-13) RMB 220[来源学&科&网]
Red VIP Zone: (Mid Rows 5-7) RMB 400
Book at beijing-travels.com or call 138********
Booking information: Your Name, Shows, Date, Time, Tickets, Telephone Number. We will explain your enquiry(咨询) or confirm booking within one working day. When your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail, which includes the detailed tickets with prices.
Please pay cash to our clerks when yo u get to the theater. Both RMB and US dollar are acceptable.
5. What can we infer from the passage above?
A. Only children would like to watch it.
B. It will include the bicycling show by a peacock.
C. It will be shown only twice .
D. It will be performed by highly-skilled acrobatic group.
6. If a couple with their 4-year-old child want to sit in Row 6, they should pay ________.
A. 800 yuan
B. 660 yuan
C. 240 yuan
D. 320 yuan[来源学科网]
7. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. The ways to book acrobatic show tickets.
B. The popularity of acrobatic shows in Beijing .
C. An advert for Beijing Acrobatic Show.
D. The introduction of Chinese acrobatic.
If you are sitting, please stand up. Move your legs. Touch your toes if you can. Do anything but sit. New research shows that if you cut down on the time you spend sitting, you might live longer. Sitting less than three hours a day might extend your life by two years. Cutting television time to less than two hours a day can add one point four years to life.
The human body is designed to move. The fact is just the opposite. Modern lifestyles and office jobs
rarely give us the chance to move around. We sit while we’re eating; we sit in the car; we sit while we are watching TV. And most of us sit for many hours at work. Sitting is something we do all the time. On average, Americans sit for four and a half to five hours a day. But that does not make sitting good for us.
Though you may exercise often, that does not mean you can sit for the rest of your waking hours. We can’t throw away physical activity. It is extremely important. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes a day, what goes on in the other 23 and a half hours a day is also very important.
Changes are coming to some offices, especially in the design of desks. A “standing desk”lets people stand while they work. Another new design is called the “treadmill desk”. It is an exercise machine that lets you walk slowly in one place. Even some U.S. schools begin to experiment with desks that are part bicycle to keep children moving.
Many companies may not buy a standing desk for everybody. However, they may get five standing desks or a treadmill desk for their employees and put them in a certain place where people can go for an hour a day to answer their emails or talk on the phone. Experts suggest some other activities: take a walk at lunchtime; walk to the offices and talk directly instead of emailing colleagues. All these activities may help you live longer.
8.Why should people stand up according to the new research?
A. They should touch their toes.
B. Standing more can cure some diseases.
C. Sitting less does people good and may help people live longer.
D. They spend too much time watching TV.
9.What can we learn about sitting?
A. Sitting is the best position for the body.
B. People usually have to sit for a long time nowadays.
C. The more people sit, the better they will be.
D. Americans sit longer every day than people in other countries.
10.What does the underlined word “It”in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A. The walking hour
11.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The new design of desks can help people sit less.
B. The “treadmill desk”is used by people to run.
C. It’s bette r for school students to use standing desks.
D. It’s necessary for companies to offer a sitting desk to every employees.
It was a hot, humid day, and my brother Walt and I had decided that the only way to survive it would be to go swimming in a deep swim ming hole across Mr. Blickez’s pasture(牧场) and through some woods.
The only problem with our plan was that this pasture was guarded by a huge, mean Hereford bull. Mr. Blickez had told us that Elsie was the meanest bull in the township, maybe even the county, and we believed him. But the hotter it got, the more we thought there was something fishy about his claim. For o ne thing, we remembered Mr. Blickez liked telling tall tales; for another, Elsie seemed like an odd name for a bull.
Finally, I talked Mom into asking permission for us to walk through the pasture, but then another problem surfaced. Mom said she would talk to Mr. Blickez if we would take our cousin Joanie along with us. Joanie was almost two years older than me and a head taller. If her teasing ever got around my grade school, it would be all over for me. In fact, I still had a headache from a quarrel with her that morning. “I’m not going swimming with that dumb girl cousin.”I told my mom.
“Either Joanie goes with, or you stay home alone,”Mom said in her serious tone. I gave in and we set out. On our way across the pasture, Walt yelled suddenly. Elsie had approached him quietly and was licking(舔) his back. Joanie and I dove under the wire fence, but while I was on the ground I looked up and sa w that Elsie wasn’t a big mean bull after all. She was going to keep licking my brother’s back as long as he stood still.
We had many good days growing up and visiting our secret swimming hole guarded by the so-called “big mean bull”. And as it turned out, for a girl cousin, Joanie hasn’t been too bad. She’s been one of my best friends over the years.
12.What’s the meaning of the underlined word “fishy”in paragraph 2?
13.What’s the second problem the author has to face
A. His mother insisted on his cousin going with him.
B. His cousin made jokes on him in his grade sc hool.
C. He quarreled with his cousin and had a headache.
D. His mother failed to ask permission for him.
14.What does the author think of Elsie in the end
15.What’s the passage mainly about
A. The bull guarding Mr. Blickez’s farm.
B. The story of visiting the swimming hole.
C. How friendly the so-called mean bull was.
D. How the author changed his attitude to Joanie.
第二节:根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项 。选项中有两项为多余选项 。
Do you dream?
Have you ever visited some strange places in your dreams? In fact people have wondered about these strang e places for long. 16 However, they have been valued as necessary to a person’s health and happiness.
Historically, people thought dreams contained messages from God. It was only in the twentieth century that people started to study dreams scientifically, believing that they tell about a person’s character.
17 He believed that dreams allow a person to express fantasies or fears, which would be socially unacceptable in real life.
The second theory to become popular was Carl Jung’s compensation theory. Jung, a former student of Freud, said that the purpose of a dream is not to hide something, but rather to communicate it to the dreamer. 18 Thus, people who think too highly of themselves may dream about falling; those who think too little of themselves dream of being heroes.
Using more r ecent research, William Domhoff from the University of California found that dreaming is a mental skill that needs time to develop in humans. 19 Until they reach the age of five, they can not express very well what their dreams are about. Once people become adults, there is little or no change in their dreams. The dreams of men and women differ. For instance, the characters that appear in the dreams of men are often other men, and often involve physical aggression.
The meaning of dreams continues to be difficult to understand. 20 If you dream that a loved one is going to die, do not panic. The dream may have meaning, but it does not mean that your loved one is going to die.
A. Dreams make up for what is lacking in waking life.
B. But anyway, people should not take their dreams as reality.
C. It gives scientists chances to better understand human mind.
D. They have been considered as meaningless nighttime journeys.
E. First, there was Sigmund Freud’s theory.
F. They think their mind is trying to tell them something.
G. Children do not dream as much as adults.[来源学科网Z,X,X,K]
When I arrived at 6 a.m. in the large hospital kitchen, Rose was already checking name tags(标签) on the trays(托盘) against the patient roster. "Hi, I'm Janet." I tried to sound 21 , although I already knew Rose's reputation for being 22 to work with. Rose 23 what she was doing and peered at me over her glasses. I could tell from her expression that she wasn't 24 to see a student worker.
I 25 the 40-cup pot with cold water and began making the coffee when Rose rudely
26 , "That's not the way to make coffee." She stepped forward and 27 . "The patients like the coffee better the way I do it," she 28 curtly.
Up to then I had 29 that I had never before met an yone like Rose. But over the next few days I started seeing Rose as the person who was deeply 30 . I learned that she was burdened by elderly parents with cancer who needed her 31 , her own health problems, and an alcoholic husband she was thinking of 32 .
The days slipped by quickly. I soon would be 33 as a full-time university student. One day, 34 I was working alone in one of the hospital kitchens, Rose 35 the room. Instead of her blue uniform, she was 36 street clothes. "I got another 37 ," she said as she walked over and gave me a quick hug. "I just came to say goodbye." Then she turned around 38 and walked out of the door.
Although I never saw Rose again, I still remember her 39 . That summer I learned a 40 I've never forgotten. The world is full of people like Rose. I've found that love is the best way to turn an enemy into a friend.
21. A. hopeful B. cheerful C. careful D. pitiful
22. A. happy B. lucky C. satisfied D. hard
23. A. found B. started C. stopped D. enjoyed
24. A. surprised B. pleased C. honoured D. annoyed
25. A. filled B. mixed C. occupied D. confused
26. A. organized B. interrupted C. commanded D. requested
27. A. turned over B. got over C. looked over D. took over
28. A. announced B. suffered C. chatted D. sang
29. A. reminded B. remembered C. realized D. recognized
30. A. admired B. hurt C. misunderstood D. respected
31. A. acceptance B. attitude C. care D. habit
32. A. changing B. leaving C. finding D. visiting
33. A. working B. serving C. returning D. staying
34. A. since B. because C. while D. before
35. A. passed B. entered C. closed D. watched
36. A. wearing B. putting C. trying D. dressing
37. A. husband B. house C. problem D. job
38. A. satisfactorily B. proudly C. unwillingly D. immediately
39. A. suddenly B. vividly C. carefully D. angrily
40.A. lesson B. technique C. regret D. manner
Compared with other sports, I have a ___1_____(prefer) for travelling. Ever since graduating from a junior middle school, I ___2_____ (dream) of making a journey to Zhangjiajie. My dream came true on this National Day. We __3____(buy) insurance and made a schedule in detail. At first, I insisted __4____ taking a flight. Considering we couldn’t afford the fare, I had to change my mind. In spite of __5_____ shortcomings and disadvantages, there is no doubt that the train is a reliable means of transport. We made up our ___6____ (mind) to get to the hilltop. ___7_____ I cared about my safety so much that I wanted to give up .However, my father was ___8____ stubborn to give in. He requested me ___9_____ (put) up on the hilltop. It was the beautiful scenery, such as the flames in the distance and the rivers flowing in the valley,___10_____ convinced me that these efforts were worthwhile.
1.Linda’s health is improving g_________. day by day, and the doctor has advised her to stay home for
another two weeks.
2.The situation put us at a serious d_________, which made us very worried.
3.The Titanic, which was considered impossible to sink, sank on its first v__________in April 1912.
4.My sister was always c______ and careful, while I would get excited and upset by the slightest thing
5.T are those who are between thirteen and nineteen years old. They are always getting on the
wrong side of their parents.
6.The man is too s to apologize .So you can’t expect that he will say sorry to you.
7.The name of the book is just on the t_____ of my tongue, but I can’t remember it.
8.Extensive(广泛的) reading is a very good way to enlarge your ______________(词汇).
9.Children should spend more time taking exercise ______ (户外) and less time watching TV at home.
10.Because she had lost all her money, she was ______ (不理睬) by former friends.
第五部分(用所给词的适当形式填空) 5 分
1.We drove along the ______ (dust) road.
2.When Agnes heard the question at the interview, there was a blank _________(express) on her face.
3.The sports meeting is planned for the ________(late) part of October.
4.Believe it or not, _____________(Spain) is the second widely used language in New Mexico,
California, Texas and many other states.
5.E ducation is a ____________(gradually) process; it’s almost impossible to look for quick success.
6. She has the (determine) to overcome all the obstacles to success.
7. If she doesn’t want to go , nothing you can say will (persuasion) her
8. They are (graduation) from Wuhan University and now are playing an important part in
9. -----It’s no pleasure ________ (look) through these any longer because nature is one thing that really
must be experienced.
10. The villagers were __________(concern) about the soldier’s safety and they gathered at the gate of the
1. Even on a cold day, he prefers out to play football at home.
A. going; rather stay
B. going; to staying
C. to go; rather than staying
D. to do; rather than to stay
2.Many of the English programmes, Follow Me to Science, were well received at that
A. that is
B. as for
C. such as
D. according to
3. --- Oh, it's you! I didn't you.
--- I've just had my hair cut, and I'm wearing dark glasses.
4. --- "Please explain why you're so late," the boss said angrily.
--- What did the boss say to me?
--- He .
A. orders you to explain why you are so late.
B. ordered you to explain why were you so late.
C. asked you to explain why were you so late.[来源:Z 。xx 。k.Com]
D. ordered you to explain why you were so late
5. This street was but narrow, so only a few cars went along it.
6. She found it difficult to carry out the plan that at the meeting last year.
A. came up
B. came up with
C. came about
D. came out
7. Fluent English is based frequent practice. That's why we should practice speaking
it as often as possible.
8. He broke the cup not by accident but .
A. by chance
B. on duty
C. on purpose
D. by mistake
9. You'd better your scores and see if you have passed the exam.
B. add to
C. add up
D. add up to
10. --- Are you still busy?
--- Yes, I my work, and it won't take long.
A. just finish
B. am just finishing
C. have just finished
D. am just going to finish
1. 经理坚决要求这项工作在6月中旬前完成 。
2. 学会好好利用你的时间,你就会更快地达到自己的目标 。
3. 这是第三次她来到这个山村看孩子们 。
4. 她厌倦了城市生活,打包好行李离家出走了 。