一 . 单项填空(共20小题;每小题1分，满分20分)
( )1. My little cousin is a (an) boy and he always asks me all kinds of strange questions.
A. creative B. curious C. energetic D. organized
( )2. Li Ming often helps his classmates and teachers and he often gets from them.
A. money B. prizes C. presents D. praise
( )3. — It’s dangerous to walk across the street carelessly.
— You’re right. We can’t be careful while crossing the street.
A. so B. very C. too D. more
( )4. — Would you like a cup of coffee or a bottle of juice?
— . I’d like some milk.
A. Either B. Both C. None D. Neither
( )5. It is I against the plan, because it sounds impossible to carry out.
A. that is B. who am C. who are D. that are
( )6. Picasso once said that all children are artists. The problem is to remain artists as they grow older.
A. born B. young C. general D. modest
( )7. There were noises coming from upstairs, but we didn’t them.
A. listen to B. pay attention toC. look for D. ask for
( )8. — Did you enjoy the outdoor training yesterday?
— No, not at all! I was dead after so much hard training.
A. as good as B. as well as C. so good as D. so well as
( )9. — Our monitor Jack is good at all the subjects, but he never .
— What a modest student!
A. gets off B. takes off C. puts off D. shows off
( )10. We may meet all kinds of difficulties in the future, but we should be confident enough to
A. put on B. get on C. take on D. try on
( )11. Football is a popular sport. my father my mother is interested in watching football matches.
A. Not only; but also B. Neither; nor C. Both; and D. Either; or
( )12. My father wants me to be a doctor an engineer, I want to be an actor.
A. or; and B. and; but C. and; so D. or; but
( )13. The railway Qinghai to Tibet is the longest plateau (高原) railway in the world.
A. connected B. connects C. connecting D. is connected
( )14. — Mrs Black is an organized housewife.
— That’s right. Everything in her house is always .
A. in order B. out of order C. in trouble D. in the way
( )15. — People born under the same animal sign always have similar hobbies and personalities.
— I think that’s just a coincidence (巧合).
A. Yes, I agree with you.
B. That’s true.
C. I’m afraid I can’t agree.
D. You are right in some ways.
( )16. Mike is good at many kinds of musical instruments. He is a musician.
A. welcome B. born C. hard D. tired
( )17. — Mum, I don’t want to learn the piano anymore. It’s too difficult.
— Dear, don’t . I’m sure you will succeed.
A. wake up B. stay up C. give up D. end up
( )18. — Peter has good grades in all his subjects, but he never shows off.
— I agree. He is very .
A. powerful B. creative C. modest D. generous
( )19. — Is there any food left?
— No, Sam has all of it.
A. eaten up B. taken up C. looked up D. got up
( )20. Daniel is creative and thoughtful. He can often good ideas.
A. pay attention to B. put up with C. catch up with D. come up with
Now more than 40 million foreigners around the world are learning Chinese, according to a report. The relationship (关系) between the United States and China is becoming 21 . It has really
22 the growth of Chinese language learning in the US.
I am Chris from the US. I am one of the many people learning 23 . I am studying at a Confucius institute (孔子学院) in New York. There are 10 24 in our class. Some are over 30 years old. Some are middle school students. Our Chinese teacher 25 Beijing. He often tells us some interesting things in China.
I think Chinese is 26 to learn. The biggest challenge for American learners is the writing. Chinese is 27 different from any other language in the world. 
It will 28 me a lot of time to learn enough Chinese characters (汉字). But I think there are many advantages of spending time 29 the language. One big advantage is that it makes me see things from a different point of view, 30 Chinese is such a different language from English.
I think for American students the most important advantage is that learning a different language can open up their mind.
( )21. A. worse B. poorer
C. friendlier D. politer
( )22. A. stopped B. practised
C. started D. influenced
( )23. A. English B. Chinese
C. French D. Japanese
( )24. A. students B. workers
C. teachers D. farmers
( )25. A. comes to B. leaves for
C. goes around D. comes from
( )26. A. easy B. surprised
C. difficult D. boring
( )27. A. slowly B. quickly
C. easily D. completely
( )28. A. get B. take
C. spend D. waste
( )29. A. on B. in
C. at D. with
( )30. A. if B. because
C. while D. when
Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park! The Grand Canyon is famous as a wonder of the natural world, and it 31 is. Here are some tips for enjoying the Grand Canyon.
● 32 on the paths. Don’t stand on the edge of the cliff (悬崖) for a better 33 . We saw people doing this! Don’t run around in dangerous areas.
● Bring enough 34 . The Grand Canyon has a very dry climate, especially in summer. You will drink 35 than you can possibly imagine (想象).
● Wear the right shoes. 36 you’re going to walk any distance on the Rim Trail, you’d better wear closed-toe (不露趾的) shoes.
● Weather. During July and August, storms can 37 .
The South Rim is open all year round, and in winter and early spring, bring more clothes to stay 38 .
● Don’t feed the animals. Some animals here are really lovely and they are not 39 humans (人类), but don’t feed them. Some animals can bite if you get too close. Human food is bad for many of the animals. 40 may die! So let the animals feed themselves.
( )31. A. hardly B. already
C. really D. almost
( )32. A. Jump B. Stay
C. Work D. Dance
( )33. A. life B. reason
C. look D. trip
( )34. A. water B. food
C. clothes D. money
( )35. A. more carefully B. more
C. more slowly D. better
( )36. A. Although B. So
C. Because D. If
( )37. A. come up B. take off
C. go away D. look out
( )38. A. awake B. warm
C. happy D. safe
( )39. A. afraid of B. interested in
C. angry with D. proud of
( )40. A. You B. It C. We D. They
M: You look sad, Amy. What’s wrong?
W: The star sign says I’ll have bad luck this month. I’m afraid I won’t be recommended as the chairperson.
W: Maybe you are right. I’m a hard-working girl and I am always confident. 42.
M: I agree. And you are the top student in your class. I think you are creative and imaginative.
M: Yes. Do you remember that you hosted a charity show last month? That was a success.
W: Of course. Oh, I’m feeling better now. 44.
M: I’m glad you can think like this. Sharing problems with others is a good way to solve them. 45.
W: Thank you very much. I will try my best.
M: You are welcome.
A. I can do everything successfully if I try my best.
B. I believe you will be a good chairperson.
C. I’ll pay little attention to my star sign from now on.
D. Can you help me with it?
E. I don’t think what the star sign says is always true.
F. I believe you will pass the exam successfully.
G. And I am a good organizer, I think.
“It is never too late and you are never too old to start something new!” says Englishtown student Ellen Rema. Ellen began to learn English at the age of fifty, and in just a few years, she has made great progress!
Ellen chose to study on Englishtown because no evening classes were offered in the German countryside where she lives. On Englishtown, she has conversation classes online and speaks with native English-speaking teachers.
“Englishtown is a wonderful place for study,” she says. Ellen began with the first level (水平) of Englishtown and quickly progressed. “I spent hours and hours studying,” she said. “Maybe I wanted too much in a short time. I finished all my courses after 2 years, but I still had grammar difficulties.”
Instead of giving up, she chose to continue. After another two years on Englishtown, she’s still studying in the online classroom. “Studying online is never boring, but you need practice, practice, practice!”
Ellen says studying English isn’t all about hard work. It should also be fun. “I really like the online conversation classrooms,” she says. “I have learned so much about other cultures and traditions.”
Ellen has been able to put her English to use by visiting England five times! “I’m very thankful to Englishtown because my life has improved because of it,” Ellen says.
( )46. Ellen started to learn English .
A. 50 years ago
B. in a city of Germany
C. when she was a high school student
D. when she was 50 years old
( )47. Why did Ellen study English on Englishtown?
A. She had no free time during the day.
B. She lived far away from school.
C. There were no evening classes near her home.
D. Englishtown was a famous website to learn English.
( )48. Ellen had trouble learning .
A. pronunciation B. grammar
C. writing D. listening
( )49. How long has Ellen learned English?
A. For 2 years. B. For 4 years.
C. For 6 years. D. For 15 years.
( )50. What’s the main idea of this passage?
A. You are never too old to learn something new.
B. Englishtown is a good place to visit.
C. The courses are good on Englishtown.
D. Studying English is not boring at all.
According to scientists’ research, the month in which babies are born could affect them in some ways.
Babies born in spring get sick easily. Children born under Aquarius (Jan. 21st—Feb. 19th) may be less clever than those born in other seasons. They may also have shorter lives than those born in autumn. Scientists believe many of the differences can be explained by the mother’s exposure to sunlight in pregnancy (怀孕).
Sunlight helps lead to the production of vitamin D in the body. The lack (缺乏) of vitamin D in the first months of life may have a bad effect on health.
Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin”. It has a good effect on health. A study showed that people born from April to June had slightly shorter lives than those born in October, November or December. Similar studies in the US showed that people born in autumn lived about 160 days longer than those born in spring.
Professor Russell Foster said the conclusions were surprising and interesting. He added, “These are small effects but they are very, very clear. I am not giving voice to star signs and they are just for fun. But it is true that we are affected by our season of birth.”
( )51. A child’s season of birth can affect all the following things EXCEPT according to the first two paragraphs.
A. his health
B. his height
C. his length of life
D. his quality of being clever
( )52. What does the underlined word “exposure” mean in Chinese?
A. 偏爱 B. 抗拒 C. 过敏 D. 暴露
( )53. What can we know about vitamin D according to the passage?
A. It comes from sunlight.
B. It helps people live longer.
C. Sunlight prevents its production.
D. It does harm to people’s health.
( )54. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Women should get enough sunlight in pregnancy.
B. Children born under Aquarius are cleverer than those born in autumn.
C. People born in May will live longer than those born in October.
D. Professor Russell Foster is interested in star signs and believes in them.
( )55. What does the passage mainly tell us?
A. People can know the length of life by star sign.
B. Women should choose to give birth to children in spring.
C. A child’s season of birth has an effect on him or her.
D. Vitamin D is very important to people’s health.
American high schools have a dropout rate (辍学率) of up to 50%. There are many reasons for students leaving school:
● For two thirds of the dropouts, motivation (动力) is the problem. They can’t just work hard enough.
● Almost half of them said that they had missed so many classes that they could not follow any more.
● Many said that they were not ready well enough in their earlier school.
● For a third of them, getting a job is more important than finishing school.
High school dropouts have more problems in their future lives. They are more likely to be out of work or live a poor life. There is also a big difference in income (收入) if you compare (比较) high school dropouts with graduates. A study shows Americans with a bachelor’s degree (学士学位) get about $50,000, those with a high school diploma about $28,000 and dropouts only about $20,000.
Many younger students do not understand the influence of dropping out of school. They often need better teachers, more lessons to get good grades in subjects and more help with learning problems. Some schools in America have changed this situation. Some schools offer evening classes or allow students to come back at a later age.
( )56. In America high school students leave school before they finish it.
A. few of B. two thirds of
C. half of D. a third of
( )57. Some students think is more important than finishing school.
A. finding a job B. dealing with problems
C. making much money D. studying during work
( )58. The passage mainly tells us reasons that American high school students become dropouts.
A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6
( )59. We can learn that high school dropouts than graduates in America.
A. work harder
B. take more subjects
C. make less money
D. are faced with fewer problems
( )60. What do we know from the last paragraph (段落)?
A. Most of the dropouts can’t work hard enough.
B. American high schools haven’t changed the situation at all.
C. Dropping out of school doesn’t influence younger students’ future lives.
D. Some American schools allow the dropouts to come back again at a later age.
Note-taking is a skill that can help you do well in all your schoolwork. It can make you confident when you are studying. But unluckily, most students don’t know how to take notes.
★Write down key facts. If your teacher writes notes on the blackboard, that’s great. You can copy them or write down the most important facts of all in class. Different teachers do things differently. For example, some teachers may focus on (关注) lots of dates and facts in class, but they only write the important ones on the blackboard. Other teachers may not write anything down, but they may say something important again and again.
★Ask. Don’t be afraid to ask your teacher to repeat what you miss. If your teacher speaks too fast and you can’t follow what he is saying, you can ask him after class.
★Compare. Comparing your notes with your classmates’ can be good for your learning. It can
also help you and your classmates correct some mistakes.
★Organize. Note-taking also needs organization. Keep notes for each subject in one notebook, so that you can find everything easily when a test comes.
★Good note-taking takes time. If you decide to recopy your notes every evening, you’ll surely have less
time to watch TV. But you’ll save time in the coming test.
( )61. There are main points about note-taking in this passage.
A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7
( )62. What should you write down in your notebook in class?
A. Every word.
B. Lots of dates. 
C. The most important facts.
D. Your complaints (抱怨) about the teacher.
( )63. If you can’t follow your teachers in class, what should you do?
A. Ask them after class.
B. Ask them before class.
C. Stop listening in class.
D. Complain to them about the class.
( )64. Which way can help you correct mistakes in your notes?
A. Organizing the notes.
B. Recopying your notes after class.
C. Asking your teachers for help.
D. Comparing your notes with others’.
( )65. Which can be the BEST title for this passage?
A. How to take notes
B. What to do in class
C. How to study for a test
D. What to do with problems
66. Neither Tom n (也不) Jim has finished the homework.
67. John didn’t pass the exam just by one point, but a m (过失) is as good as a mile.
68. If the telephone line is c (连接) to your computer, you can get online.
69. The bus company provided e (额外的) buses because there were too many people.
70. The man is ready to take on new c (挑战) any time.
Dear Mr Wang,
I’m writing to recommend Zhang Hang as our new monitor.
I hope you can consider my recommendation.
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One possible version:
Dear Mr Wang,
I’m writing to recommend Zhang Hang as our new monitor.
I think he has some strong qualities for this position. Zhang Hang is confident. He is good at making speeches. He also does well in computers.
He is hard-working, modest and organized. He often spends lots of time organizing after-school activities.
He is very helpful too. He never minds doing extra work for our class. He always tries his best to help other students. He is very popular with us.
I think Zhang Hang is the most suitable person to be our monitor.
I hope you can consider my recommendation.