1.As we know，England is______ European country and Singapore is__D__ Asian country.
A.an;an B.an;a C.a;a D.a;an
2.—Chinese astronauts can also walk in space now.
—Yes，they're__C__ our nation.(2013，荆门)
A.proud of B.pleased with
C.the pride of D.known for
3.—Excuse me.Could you tell me the way__A__ the nearest supermarket?(2014，云南)
—Go down the street and turn left.Then you'll see it.
A.to B.of C.in D.at
4.—Do you like seeing a movie on your mobile phone?
—No.I__A__ do that because it makes me uncomfortable.(2013，菏泽)
5.We all know that learning a foreign language__A__ time and effort.(2014，南京)
A.requires B.reduces C.removes D.repeats
6.—I'll not be Jack's friend any more.
—Don't be angry.He's just so__B__，but in fact he's good to us，you know.(2014，荆州)
A.helpful B.direct C.polite D.brave
7.—I__D__ buying her a Teddy Bear for her birthday.
—What if someone else brings the same present?
A.discover B.creat C.treat D.suggest
8.__A__ that they haven't known the news.(2013，兰州)
A.It seems B.It seemed
C.They seem D.They seemed
9.—What do you usually have for breakfast?
—I used to______ dumplings，but these days I'm used to__D__ bread and milk.(2014，随州)
10.—Can you tell me__A__ to Huangshi?
—He will come next month with some members of Houston Rocket.(2014，黄石)
A.when Jeremy Lin will come
B.why will Jeremy Lin come
C.when will Jeremy Lin come
D.why Jeremy Lin will come
A few years ago，English was a subject I did not enjoy.But when I was in Grade 8，my teacher Mrs.Wingrove __11__ my attitude (态度) toward the subject of English.
Mrs.Wingrove was kind and __12__.And she always had a sweet smile on her face.She helped me deal with many __13__ I faced with the subject of English.I __14__ sitting in her class and going over each part of a sentence，explaining what each word part was as well as its __15__ in the sentence.
Another difficulty for me in learning English was reading.Mrs.Wingrove __16__ us to read The Old Man And the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and also To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.She had many __17__ to let us be interested in reading.
Finally，Mrs.Wingrove forced me out of my shell (壳).She made each student __18__ classroom discussion.__19__ I did not enjoy it at the time，now I am no longer afraid to speak in class even when I am afraid my answer is wrong.Mrs.Wingrove encouraged me to be __20__ in class.
Thanks to Mrs.Wingrove，I made great progress in English.
(D)12.A.puzzled B.impolite C.cruel D.friendly
(C)13.A.articles B.books C.problems D.subjects
(B)14.A.forget B.remember C.wonder D.think
(A)15.A.use B.look C.help D.example
(A)16.A.asked B.noticed C.allowed D.punished
(B)17.A.plans B.ways C.dreams D.views
(D)18.A.take care of B.look for
C.pick up D.take part in
(B)19.A.Because B.Although C.While D.If
(A)20.A.active B.shy C.serious D.quiet
A：Please look at this picture，Maria.21.__D__
B：Oh，it was taken 11 years ago.
B：Yes，I have longer hair and bigger eyes now.23.__G__
A：Almost the same as what you looked like at that time.
B：Short hair，small eyes and a little fat?
B：We have no classes today.Let's go and take some photos together.
A：25.__A__ Let's go.
B.It would take a long time.
D.When did you take it?
E.You have changed a lot during these years.
F.It was taken when I was five years old.
G.What did you look like when you were five years old?
Some people have a very poor sense of direction.Unluckily，I am one of them.I have visited a place many times but I may still get lost there the next time.
When I was a little girl，I never dared to ask strangers the way.And so I used to walk around in circles and hope that by chance I would get to the place I was going to.
Now，I am no longer too shy to ask people for directions，but I often receive helpless or even wrong information.So I try to avoid giving people wrong directions.If anyone ever asks me the way somewhere，I would say，“Sorry，I am a stranger here.”
Once on my way to work I was stopped by a man.He asked me if I could tell him the way to the Friendship Building.I gave him my usual reply.But just as I walked on only a few steps.I realized that he had asked the way to my office building.However，I had no time to turn back and look for him.I was rushing to meet with someone at my office and I didn't want to keep him waiting.
When I just got to my office，the secretary (秘书) showed in the man who had asked me for directions.Imagine how embarrassed I was and how surprised he was when we saw each other at the first sight.
26.The writer always refuses to give people directions because__D__.
A.she is a stranger to the city
B.she doesn't know the people
C.she has no time to help others
D.she's afraid of giving wrong direction
27.A man stopped the writer on the way to__D__.
A.sell her something B.ask her the time
C.make friends with her D.ask for the direction
28.The Friendship Building is the place where the writer__C__.
A.lives B.studies C.works D.teaches
29.The word “embarrassed” in the paragraph means “__A__”.
A.尴尬 B.困惑 C.激动 D.拮据
30.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?__B__
A.The writer is too shy to give others directions.
B.The writer has a very poor sense of direction.
C.The writer never got lost when she was young.
D.The man was quite nervous when he saw the writer.
31.I'm going to buy some __postcards__ (明信片) this afternoon.
32.The film star agreed to give an __interview__ (访谈) after his wedding.
33.He is sitting in the __corner__ (角落) of the room.
34.His idea had a great __influence__ (影响) on me.
35.It is __polite__ (礼貌的) to say “thank you” when someone has helped you.(2014，杭州)
I have recently done a survey about how students learn English out of class. Almost all students read and recite English words.They think vocabulary is the most important for English learning.More than 40 students do a lot of written exercises.Some students go over their notes they have taken in class.However，only a few students spend time practicing listening and speaking.
In my opinion，listening and speaking are the secrets of becoming a good language learner.We need to do lots of listening and speaking practice，such as watching English movies and listening to English songs.Also，chatting with foreigners can be helpful.