● Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
When Ophelia moves to a strange city where it never stops snowing, she discovers a boy locked away for 75 years in a museum. She must help the boy before the Snow Queen freezes the world. Along the way, Ophelia learns how to believe in things she cannot see.
Targeted readers: People who like fairy tales would enjoy this book.
● A Hundred Horses by Sarah Lean
The wooden horse Nell brings along during her visits to aunt and cousins is stolen by a girl named Angel. As Nell finds out Angel’s true identity, a bond grows between them and a group of 99 horses. Word has it that the 100th horse is magical. But where is it? Nell doesn’t know, but Angel might know.
Targeted readers: Kids who like animals and nature will be sure to find this book exciting.
● How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks
Birdie is an orphan who is good at trapping monsters with her singing voice. She is the only goblin hunter in the forest. When kids go missing, it’s up to her to figure out why.
Targeted readers: Anyone who is looking for monsters will take great pleasure in this book.
● I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
After a car accident Jamie loses his family, so he moves in with his aunt, uncle and his cousin Stevie, whose basic aim is to trick Jamie. But Jamie keeps having a positive attitude and running after his goals. He has been recently honored the Funniest Kid Comic of New York State.
Targeted readers: This book would be great for anyone who is fond of humorous books.
1. Which writer tells a story about a girl saving the world?
A. Karen Foxle B. Sarah Lean
C. Catherine Jinks D. James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
2. Nature lovers may take interest in _______________ .
A. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy B. A Hundred Horses
C. How to Catch a Bogle D. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story
3. Who goes through life challenges without losing heart?
A. Ophelia B. Nell C. Birdie D. Jamie
One day when I was five, my mother scolded me for not finishing my rice and I got angry. I wanted to play outside and not be made to finish eating my old rice. In my angry movement to open the screen door with my foot, I had kicked back about a 12-inch part of the lower left hand corner of the new screen door. But I had no remorse, for I was happy to be playing in the backyard with my toys.
Today, I know if my child had done what I did, I would have scolded my child, and told him about how expensive this new screen door was, and I would have delivered a spanking for such behavior. My parents never said a word. They left the corner of the screen door be, creating an opening, a breach (裂缝) in the defense against unwanted insects.
For years, every time I saw that corner of the screen, it would constantly remind me of my mistake. For years I knew that everyone in my family would see that hole and remember who did it. For years, every time I saw a fly buzzing in the kitchen, I would wonder if it came in through the hole that I had created with my angry foot. I would wonder if my family members were thinking the same thing, silently blaming me every time a flying insect entered our home, making life more terrible for us all.
My parents taught me a valuable lesson, one that a spanking or stern (严厉的) words perhaps could not deliver. Their silent punishment for my behavior delivered a hundred stern messages to me. Above all, it has helped me become a more patient person and not burst out so easily.
4. The underlined word “ remorse” in Paragraph 1 most probably means_____________.
A. injury B. sense C. regret D. notice
5. When the author damaged the door, his parents_____________.
A. scolded him for his bad behavior B. gave him a spanking
C. told him how expensive it was D. left the door unrepaired
6. How did the author feel every time he saw the damaged door?
A. He felt it destroyed the happy atmosphere at his home.
B. He found that his family members no longer liked him.
C. He felt ashamed of his uncontrolled anger at that time.
D. He felt he had to work hard to make up for the damage.
7. What is the main idea of this text?
A. Silent punishment may have a better effect on educating people.
B. What the best way to become a more patient person is.
C. Adults should ignore their children’s bad behavior.
D. Parents are the best teachers of their children.
People who often eat nuts appear to live longer, according to the latest study of its kind. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggested the greatest benefit was in those eating them on their daily diet.
Eating nuts was linked to a healthier lifestyle including being less likely to smoke or be overweight and more likely to exercise. The British Heart Foundation said more research was needed to prove the link, “While this is an interesting link, we need further research to make sure if it's the nuts that protect heart health, or other sides of people’s lifestyle.”
The study followed nearly 120,000 people for 30 years. The more regularly people ate nuts, the less likely they were to die during the study. People eating nuts once a week were 11% less likely to have died during the study than those who never ate nuts. Lead researcher Dr. Charles Fuchs, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said, “The most obvious benefit was a decrease of 29% in deaths from heart disease, but we also saw a significant reduction of 11% in the danger of dying from cancer.”
They suggest nuts are lowering cholesterol(胆固醇) and insulin resistance(胰岛素抗性). Nuts contain unsaturated fat(不饱和脂肪), protein(蛋白质) and several kinds of vitamins and minerals and they can take the place of snacks like chocolate bars, cakes and biscuits.
Victoria Taylor, senior expert at the British Heart Foundation, said, “This study shows close connection between regularly eating a small handful of nuts and a lower risk of death from heart disease.” Choosing plain, unsalted foods rather than sweet, salted, or chocolate-covered will keep your salt and sugar intake down.
8. According to the passage, what kind of people benefit most from eating nuts?
A. Those who eat most nuts at a time. B. Those who eat most nuts.
C. Those who eat nuts on their daily diet. D. Those who eat less nuts.
9. Which kind of disease had a most decrease for regular nuts eater?
A. Cancer B. Heart disease C. Stomach disease D. Unknown.
10. The writer developed the article mainly by__________________.
A. the order of time B. specific examples C. listing data D. comparing the difference
11. Which section should the passage be taken from the newspaper?
A. Science section B. Health section C. Entertainment section D. Tech section
It is quite reasonable to blame traffic jams, the cost of gas and the great speed of modern life, but manners on the road are becoming horrible. Everybody knows that the nicest men would become fierce tigers behind the wheel. It is all right to have a tiger in a cage, but to have one in the driver's seat is another matter.
Road politeness is not only good manners, but good sense. It takes the most cool-headed drivers great patience to give up the desire to beat back when forced to face rude driving. On the other hand, a little politeness goes a long way towards reducing the possibility of quarreling and fighting. A friendly nod or a wave of thanks in answer to an act of politeness helps to create an atmosphere of good will and becomes so necessary in modern traffic conditions. But such behaviors of politeness are by no means enough. Many drivers nowadays don’t even seem able to recognize politeness when they see it.
However, misplaced politeness can also be dangerous. Typical examples are the driver who waves a child crossing the street at a wrong place into the path of oncoming cars that may not be able to stop in time. The same goes for encouraging old ladies to cross the road wherever and whenever they want to.
An experienced driver, whose manners are faultless, told me it would help if drivers learnt to correctly join in traffic stream without causing total blockages(堵塞) that give rise to unpleasant feelings. Unfortunately, modern drivers can’t even learn to drive, let alone master the roadmanship (公路驾车技能). Years ago, experts warned us that the fast increase of the car ownership would demand more give-and-take from all road users. It is high time for all of us to take this message to heart.
12. According to the passage, troubles on the road are often caused by_______________ .
A. the great speed of modern life B. traffic jams
C. terrible road conditions D. the behavior of the drivers
13. In the writer’s opinion, a good driver should________________ .
A. beat back when forced to face rude driving
B. show road politeness properly
C. join in traffic stream quickly however other people feel
D. encourage old ladies to cross the roads whenever they want to
14. The following statements are right EXCEPT that______________.
A. Some modern drivers are not good at driving
B. Road politeness is good sense as well as good manners
C.A friendly driver should nod or wave thanks in answer to an act of politeness
D. It is also right to have a tiger in the driver's seat
15. What is the best title of the passage?
A. Road politeness B. Traffic problems C. Good manners D. Modern drivers
Volunteering to help people in need combined with travelling to faraway places is a new trend in the travel industry. It is called voluntourism. People travel to other countries, learn languages and gain new experiences. 16 .
Recent statistics show that in the past few years voluntourism has been one of the fastest-growing areas of tourism. More than 1.6 million people around the world are volunteers in other countries. They help build schools, assist in hospitals and do farming work in developing countries. 17 . They keep in touch with their host families after they return home, and many return to visit.
There are many reasons why people want to engage in voluntourism. When people choose to join a voluntourism program, they are joining a global network of volunteers who are living and working with diverse cultures on projects that have a positive effect. The volunteers come from all over the world, and they will share the passion for giving back and the desire to broaden horizons. Some students also see it as a gap year after school, while others simply want to take time out from a job and do something else. 18 . However, many voluntourists do not see volunteering as what it is. They think it is a cheap way of travelling and don’t really want to get involved in hard work.
While voluntourism has been around for over a century, modern volunteering started with the Peace Corps, a program that the US government started in the 1960s. From then on, voluntourism has become more and more popular. Many organizations start similar projects. 19 . And they have hundreds of different types of programs for people to choose from in more than 30 developing countries. The programs run year round and each volunteer chooses when they want to start and the duration they would like to stay for.
20 . They say that if people really want to help those in need, there are many opportunities in their own community to do this. On the other side, volunteers are often not skilled enough for the tasks that they do. Travel experts point out that in some cases voluntourists are often taken advantage of by the organization that sets up the trips.
A. Not everyone sees voluntourism in a positive way.
B. Some of them establish lasting bonds with people there.
C. And there are those who are bored and merely seek adventure.
D. Most voluntourism organizations employ people from similar fields.
E. They find it is the best way to get the best of the world.
F. By participating in voluntourism, they are contributing to local economy.
G. They offer voluntourism trips to suit people’s interest, experience level or age.
“A bird with a broken wing will never fly as high.” I’m sure that John would agree with this saying, 21 he felt this way almost every day in school.
By high school, John was the most famous 22 in his town. He was always absent, didn’t answer questions and got into 23 . He had failed almost every exam by the time he entered his senior year, yet was 24 each year to a higher grade level. Teachers didn’t want to 25 him again the following year. John was moving on, but definitely not moving 26 .
I met John for the first time at a weekend leadership training program since John was one of 405 students who 27 . At the start of the training, John was just standing 28 the circle of students, against the back wall. He didn’t 29 join the discussion groups. But slowly, the interactive games 30 him in.
The ice really melted when the groups started building a list of 31 and negative things that had occurred at school that year. John 32 some constructive ideas on those situations. The other students in John’s group 33 his comments. All of a sudden John felt like a 34 of the group, and before long he was 35 like a leader. By the end of the training, he had joined the Homeless Project team. The other students on the team were 36 with his passionate concern and ideas. They 37 elected John co-chairman of the team.
John started 38 at school every day and answered questions from teachers for the first time. He led a second project, 39 300 blankets and 1,000 pairs of shoes for the homeless shelter from house to house.
A bird with a broken wing only needs 40 . Once healed, it can fly higher than the rest.
21. A. if B. until C. as D. though
22. A. storyteller B. troublemaker C. dream-seeker D. peace-lover
23. A. fights B. debt C. difficulties D. work
24. A. driven away B. left out C. kept in D. passed on
25. A. love B. pet C. have D. chase
26. A. in B. up C. away D. back
27. A. signed up B. ran away C. fell down D. went by
28. A. around B. onto C. among D. outside
29. A. hurriedly B. easily C. readily D. warmly
30. A. drew B. led C. sent D. put
31. A. useless B. meaningful C. strange D. positive
32. A. changed B. expressed C. reserved D. noticed
33. A. refused B. ignored C. welcomed D. gathered
34. A. founder B. heart C. leader D. part
35. A. dressed B. treated C. born D. shaped
36. A. impressed B. patient C. disappointed D. familiar
37. A. still B. again C. hardly D. even
38. A. showing up B. dropping out C. going down D. walking around
39. A. buying B. collecting C. donating D. making
40. A. raising B. feeding C. mending D. replacing
第一节 首字母填空 （共10小题；每题1分，满分10分）
1. In the protest, parents e__________ great concern about food safety earlier this month, which attracted much public attention.
2. Rescue workers built a s__________ for survivors whose homes had been destroyed in the earthquake.
3. These poor bears trapped in the cages suffered a lot, since they should live in the natural s__________.
4. We m_________ to get to the airport in time yesterday and finally caught the flight.
5. There is a report of s____________ and differences between the two cities in terms of population and tourism.
6. Linda is being very m________about her plan for the weekend, and even her best friend knows nothing about it.
7. Electricity is i__________, but it can be changed into energy that we can see, hear or feel.
8. It is so horrible to find out that Dracula has no r __________in the mirror.
9. The Empire State building is a famous l_________in New York and almost everyone is familiar with it
10. Mary worked here as a t________ secretary and ended up getting a full-time job with the company.
第二节 短语选变填 (共10小题；每题1.5分，满分15分)
agree with at the top of figure out make every effort
in particular in exchange for give off in terms of
at no time be covered with work on be crowded with
1. He spoke ______________his voice in order to make himself heard.
2. Having worked as a volunteer in Africa for a year, I finally __________what major I wanted to study in college.
3. __________ service and taste, this restaurant is a good choice.
4. ___________ in his life has he shown more bravery than this time. Everybody was impressed by this dramatic change.
5. ___________ snow all the year, this mountain is a favored place of interest to the tourists.
6. ____________ this novel for three years, she was forced to give it up due to a car accident.
7. The doctors ________________ to save the boy’s life at the present.
8. Everyone says it is worth seeing but I find nothing ________________ about that place.
9. Silk and paper-making technique were sent to Western countries ________________fruits, horses and jewellery via the Silk Road six hundred years ago.
10. Bicycles are environmentally friendly because they won't ______________waste gas.
第三节 单句语法填空 (共10小题；每题1分，满分10分)
1. Mike’s new house is like a huge castle, ___________ (compare) with his old one.
2. Can I borrow your car today? Because mine ___________ (repair) in the garage.
3. Not only I but Jane and Mary ___________ (be) tired of having one examination after another now.
4. I don't think __________ possible to master a foreign language without much memory work.
5. The sports meeting_________(hold) next month is a great annual event of this school.
6. ___________ is known to all, Einstein, a scientific pioneer, helps us better understand the world.
7. Schools in the east tend to be better equipped ___________ those in the west are comparatively poor.
8. They were made __________(take) a new route to avoid the traffic jam.
9. It is important that every student ___________ (be) able to understand the rules of school.
10. She has a lot of different jobs, ___________ (range) from chef to swimming instructor.
Young people_____1_____ (bear) in 1995 or later have another name in English一Generation Z. Now entering adulthood and soon to join the workforce, Generation Z grew up in a special period of time when technology developed fast and the Internet became____2_____(universe).
It ____3_____(believe) that Generation Z is the generation that is going to shape our future,____4_____is why policy makers are trying____5_____(them) best to understand these young people. Most people agree that biggest difference between Generation Z and other generations is how connected they are. This is a group of people who have been familiar____6_____social media as soon as they came to the world. It may be true that Generation Z-ers have a shorter attention span(持续时间)____7_____a goldfish does, but since they grew up among social changes, they are more active in____8_____(political).
Generation Z-ers are also culture creators.____9_____(grow) up with the Internet has freed this generation from traditional cultural expression. These young people are not ____10____(will) to let their creativity be limited by their parents or traditional rules.
第五节 单句改错 （共10小题；每题1分，共10分）
1. Katina, as well as many other Russian girls, have become used to the new environment.
2. Sally’s never seen a play in the Shanghai Grand Theater, hasn’t she?
3. It is helpful to put children in a position which they can evaluate themselves differently.
4. I believe that you've done your best and things will improve.
5. The room measured 10 meters by 5 meters is big enough to live in.
6. Seen from the moon, our earth, with water covered seventy percent of its surface, appears as a “blue ball”.
7. All the measures have been taken, so we can do nothing but to wait.
8. With so many books to be read, I can’t go swimming with you.
9. His journey to Beijng was closely connected by his business.
10. I had hardly left the house than it began to rain.
第六节 句子翻译 （共10小题；每小题2分，共20分）
1. 成都的房价在过去的两年增长了30%。(increase v.)
2. 一方面，电脑是过去50年最有用的发明之一；另一方面，电脑也导致了不少新问题。(on the other hand)
4. 我写信来表达对砍树建运动场计划的担忧。(concern n.)
7. 自从我换工作以来，我就一直担心能否做好这份工作。（ever since conj.）
8. 请不要对她的工作过于挑剔，因为她已经尽了她最大的努力了。（particular adj.）
阅读：1-5 ABDCD 6-10 CACBC 11-15BDBDA 七选五： 16-20 EBCGA
完型：21-25 CBADC 26-30 BADCA 31-35 DBCDB 36-40 ADABC
1. expressed 2. shelter 3. surroundings 4. managed 5. similarities
6. mysterious 7. invisible 8. reflection 9. landmark 10. temporary
1. at the top of 2. figured out 3. In terms of 4. At no time 5. Covered with
6. Having working on 7. making every effort 8. in particular 9. in exchange for 10. give off
1. compared 2. is being repaired 3. are 4. it 5. to be held
6. As 7. while 8. to take 9. be 10. ranging
1. born 2. universal 3. is believed 4. which 5. their
6. with 7. than 8. politics 9. Growing 10. willing
1. have 改成has 2. hasn’t 改成has 3. which改成 where 4. and后加that
5. measured改成measuring 6. covered改成covering 7. 去掉to
8. 去掉be 9. 把by 改成with 10. than改成when
1. The house prices in Chengdu have increased by 30% in/over/during the past 2 years.
2. On the one hand, computers are one of the most useful inventions in the past 50 years; on the other hand, they also have caused many new problems.
3. Now, the population of Chengdu is 10 times as large as it was 10 years ago.
Now, the population of Chengdu is 10 times larger than it was 10 years ago.
4. I am writing to express my concern(s) about the plan to cut down/remove trees to make way/room /space for/build a new playground.
5. It is/was not rare that people in the 1960s can’t /couldn’t go to university.
6. The theory that mobile phones are to blame for /are blamed for the disappearing/disappearance of bees in large numbers has not been proven/proved.
7. Ever since I changed my job, I’ve been worried/ concerned about whether I can handle/do it well. I’ve been worried/ concerned about whether I can handle / do the job well ever since I changed it.
8. Please don’t be too particular about her job because she has already tried her best.
Please don’t be too particular about her job , for she has already tried her best.
9. Wuhou Temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in Chengdu, attracting/drawing millions of visitors every year.
10. This is because you have to deal with problems alone, especially when studying abroad.