作者：刘宾强 发表时间：2014年09月29日 浏览量：67 分享到空间
( ) 1. Girls shouldn't go out at night because ______ a risk of getting wounded.
A. it is B. there is C. that is D. it has
( ) 2. By the time the firemen arrived, the fire had been ______.
A. put away B. put down C. put off D. put out
( ) 3. --- Tom, your hair is too long. You should have it ______.
--- OK. Mum. I’ll do it this afternoon.
A. cut B. cutting C. to cut D. be cut
( ) 4. --- Would you care for a cup of tea?
--- I ______ mine. Thank you just the same.
A. did have B. had C. have had D. have
( ) 5. --- May I help you with some shoes, sir?
--- Yes, I’d like to try on those brown ______.
A. one B. ones C. pair D. them
( ) 6. --- Have you shopped much?
--- No, I have done ______ shopping.
A. few B. small C. little D. less
( ) 7. --- We just saw Bob at the library.
--- That’s strange, I didn’t think he ______ back until tomorrow.
A. will come B. is to come C. is coming D. was to come
( ) 8. --- I’d met Mr. Smith several times before last year.
--- So ______.
A. had I B. did I C. I had D. I did
( ) 9. --- Will the Smiths be going abroad this summer?
--- No, they finally decided ______.
A. not going B. not to C. not to be D. not to going
( ) 10. This house is very big and beautiful. I think the cost must be ______ as that one.
A. three times more B. as three times more
C. as many three times D. three times as much
( ) 11. --- Are you going to the football match?
--- No. The tickets are ______ expensive for me.
A. very much B. so much C. far too D. highly
( ) 12. --- Could you find an answer to your problem in the book I gave you?
--- I looked at it, but it wasn’t really ______.
A. of much use B. much used C. able to use D. of useful
( ) 13. Thanks to the good policy, Mary was well provided ______ after her father’s death.
A. for B. on C. by D. with
( ) 14. --- Did it rain last night?
--- Since the road is wet, it ______ last night.
A. can rain B. must rain C. must have rained D. should have rained
( ) 15. --- Did you enjoy the concert yesterday?
--- No, it was boring, and the band didn’t play as it ______.
A. did B. was C. has done D. used to
( ) 16. --- We must leave the party before 9:00, ______ we’ll be late for work.
A. because B. otherwise C. so D. however
( ) 17. --- I wish Bill would drive us to the train station.
--- He has ______ to take us all.
A. too small a car B. very small a car C. a too small car D. such small a car
( ) 18. --- Wow! It’s snowing.
--- Great! As the saying goes, “A heavy snow ______ a good harvest.”
A. expects B. promises C. wishes D. keeps
( ) 19. --- The green lap-top is mine.
--- Do you know whose lap-top _______.
A. is the white one B. it is the white one C. the white one is D. the white one
( ) 20. --- Let’s go for a film show. What do you say?
A. No, I wouldn’t B. I didn’t say anything C. Yes, I would D. All right. Let’s
Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. Green said, “Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would __1__.” Blue interrupted, “You only think about the __2__, but consider the sky and the sea. __3__ the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. Without my peace, you would all be __4__.”
Yellow chuckled, “You are all so serious. I bring laughter, fun, and __5__ into the world.”
Orange started next to blow her trumpet, “I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce (缺乏的), but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. When I fill the sky __6_, my beauty is __7__ striking that no one gives another __8__ to any of you.”
Red could stand it __9__ and he shouted out, “I am the ruler of all of you. I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to __10_ truth. I am also the color of passion and of love.”
Then came Purple and Indigo----
The colors went to boasting, each convinced of his or her own _11_. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder. Rain started to pour down _12_. The colors crouched(卷缩) down _13__, drawing close to one another for comfort.
In the midst of the quarrelling, rain began to speak, “You foolish colors, fighting _14__ yourselves, each trying to control __15_. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, __16_? Join hands with one another and __17__ to me.”
Doing as they were told, the colors __18__ and joined hands. They formed a colorful rainbow. From then on, whenever a good rain _19_ the world, a rainbow appears in the sky. They remember to _20_ one another.
( ) 1. A. stay B. leave C. go out D. die
( ) 2. A. earth B. moon C. star D. sun
( ) 3. A. That is B. I am C. It is D. This is
( ) 4. A. anything B. nothing C. something D. everything
( ) 5. A. warmth B. sadness C. stress D. anxiety
( ) 6. A. at midnight B. at noon or night C. at sunrise or sunset D. during the day
( ) 7. A. too B. enough C. such D. so
( ) 8. A. gift B. honor C. thought D. respect
( ) 9. A. for more B. any more C. very much D. no longer
( ) 10. A. turn to B. fight for C. struggle with D. bend over
( ) 11. A. superiority B. disadvantages C. shortcoming D. weakness
( ) 12. A. gently B. quietly C. heavily D. peacefully
( ) 13. A. with care B. in fear C. by chance D. on purpose
( ) 14. A. among B. by C for D. against
( ) 15. A. others B. themselves C. the other D. the rest
( ) 16. A. equal and simple B. ordinary and similar C. unique and different D. more or less
( ) 17. A. shout B. come C. cry D. point
( ) 18. A. quarreled B. fought C. divided D. united
( ) 19. A. cleans B. washes C. brightens D. builds
( ) 20. A. appreciate B. quarrel with C. respect D. praise
When a light passenger plane flew off course some time ago, it crashed in the mountains and its pilot was killed. The only passenger, a young woman and her baby twin daughters, were unhurt. It was the middle of winter. Snow lay thick on the ground. The woman knew that the nearest village was miles away. When it grew dark, she turned a suitcase into a bed and put the children inside it, covering them with all the clothes she could find. During the night, it got terribly cold. The woman kept as near as she could to the children and even tried to get into the case herself, but it was too small. Early next morning, she heard planes passing overhead and wondered how she could send a signal. Then she had an idea. She stamped out the letters “SOS” in the snow. Luckily, a pilot saw the signal and sent a message by radio to the nearest town. It was not long before a helicopter arrived on the scene to rescues the survivors of the plane crash.
( ) 1. How many people were saved in the plane crash?
A. Only one. B. Two. C. None. D. Three.
( ) 2. The plane crashed in the mountains because ______.
A. it was snowy B. the pilot was killed C. it flew off course D. it rescued people
( ) 3. The accident happened _____.
A. at night B. in a small village C. in the middle of winter D. because of a helicopter
( ) 4. The next morning a pilot flying overhead must have seen _______.
A. the letter “SOS” in the snow B. the woman C. the crashed plane D. the children
( ) 5. What do you think of the woman?
A. Energetic. B. Creative. C. Powerful. D. Stubborn.
Man's first real invention, and one of the most important inventions in history, was the wheel. All transportation and every machine in the world depend on it.
The wheel is the simplest yet perhaps the most remarkable of all inventions, We know there are no wheels in nature -- no living thing was ever created with wheels. How, then, did man come to invent the wheel?
Perhaps some early hunters found that they could roll the carcass of a heavy animal through the forest on logs(原木) more easily than they could carry it. However, the logs themselves weighed a lot.
It must have taken a great prehistoric thinker a long time to imagine two thin slices of log connected at their centers by a strong stick. This would roll along just as the logs did, yet be much lighter and easier to handle. Thus the wheel and axle came into being, and with them the first carts.
( ) 6. The wheel is important because ________.
A. it was made difficultly B. all transportation and machines depend on it
C. it was lighter and easier to handle D. it can be used to roll heavy animals
( ) 7. It was remarkable for man to invent the wheel because _______.
A. it led to many other inventions B. man had no use for it then
C. there were no wheels in nature D. all of the above
( ) 8. The wheel was probably invented by _______.
A. a great prehistoric thinker B. the first men on earth
C. a group of early hunters D. rolling the carcass of a heavy animal
( ) 9. The passage says that the first wheel may have been a _______.
A. round piece of stone B. heavy log C. piece of metal D. slice of log
( ) 10. The idea for it may have come from _______.
A. chasing animals B. rolling a carcass on logs
C. watching a rolling stone D. watching running animals
3 The Arrival of Coco-cola
Three hours after China and the United States declared the establishment of diplomatic relations(建立外交关系) in 1979, Coco-cola announced its entry into China. Three weeks later, the first tin of Coco-cola was shipped in from Hong Kong and put on the shelves of big markets and hotels in Beijing,ShanghaiandGuangzhou.
Soon after, the company donated a production line toChina. As a symbol of the American lifestyle, the arrival of Coco-cola caused a big stir inChina. The production line was given toShanghai, but it met with strong resistance. Local newspapers published articles and letters that regarded the introduction of the production line as a damage of the country, claiming the move would put China to the status of a slave（奴隶） of a foreign master, promoted a capitalist lifestyle and dealt a blow to national industries. Up till now all these haven’t happened. Instead, It has helpedChina’s economic takeoff.
As a matter of fact, Coco-cola first arrived inShanghaiin 1927. In 1948 theShanghaifactory became Coco-cola’s first overseas bottling facility to reach an annual output of one million cases. The American company withdrew fromShanghaibefore the newChinawas founded in 1949. NewChinasymbolized the end of the national humiliation that marked the century-long period of semi-colonialism whenChinalived under the coercion and hegemony of imperialist powers, including theUnited States.
( ) 11. Why people were worried about the new arrival of Coco-cola? Because ______.
A. it would promote a capitalist lifestyle
B. it would putChinato the status of a slave of a foreign master
C. it would deal a blow to national industries
D. all of the above
( ) 12. Coco-cola first came toChinaabout _________ years ago.
A. eighty-seven B. thirty-five C. sixty-six D. twenty-three
( ) 13. The underlined word “resistance” in Paragraph 2 probably means ________.
A. dislike B. satisfaction C. agreement D. refusal to obey
( ) 14. According to the text, we know that _______.
A. the new arrival of Coco-cola has helpedChina’s economic takeoff
B. Shanghai factory was the first bottling facility to produce one million cases.
C. Coco-cola withdrew fromChinaon October 1, 1949.
D. Coco-cola announced its entry intoChinabefore 1979.
( ) 15. What is the author’s attitude toward the new arrival of Coco-cola.
A. Negative B. Positive C. Unknown D. Critical
4 How Can a small Stamp Be Worth $ 16,800?
Any mistake made in the printing of a stamp raises its value to stamp collectors. A mistake on a two-penny stamp has made it worth a million and a half times its face value.
Do you think it impossible? Well, it is true. And this is how it happened.
The mistake was made more than a hundred years ago in the former British colony ofMauritius, a small island in theIndian Ocean. In 1847 an order for stamps was sent toLondon.Mauritiuswas about to become the fourth country in the world to put out stamps.
Before the order was filled and the stamps arrived fromEngland, a big dance was planned by the Commander-in-chief of all the armed forces on the island. The dance would be held in his house and letters of invitation would be sent to all the important people inMauritius. Stamps were badly needed to post the letters. Therefore, an islander, who was a good printer, was told to copy the pattern of the stamps. He carefully put the words “Post Office” instead of “Post Paid”, two words seen on stamps at that time, on the several hundred that he printed.
Today, there are only twenty-six of these misprinted stamps left – fourteen One-penny Reds and twelve Two-penny Blues. Because there are so few Two-penny Blues and because of their age, collectors have paid as much as $ 16,800 for one of them.
( ) 16. When a mistake is made in the printing of a stamp, the stamp ________.
A. will be thrown away B. increases in value
C. is not worth buying D. is worth no more than its face value
( ) 17. The mistake on a two-penny stamp has made _______.
A. lots of trouble for the post office B.Mauritiusthe 4th country to put out stamps
C. it worth half a million times its face value D. it worth as much as $ 16,800
( ) 18. Why didMauritiusprint some stamps too? Because ________.
A. London stamps were not well printed B. London would not print them
C. invitations to a dance had to be posted quickly D. Mauritius had a very good printer
( ) 19. The mistake on the island-printed stamps was in the _______.
A. price B. color C. wrong use of words D. spelling of words
( ) 20. $ 16,800 is the price some stamp collectors have paid for ______.
A. the Two-penny Blue B. a correctly printed 1847 stamp
C. the One-penny Red D. both B and C
It’s very exciting that you are coming to our school so soon. Before you arrive, Let me introduce you to what our school is l____1____.
Our school is quite f_____2____ for its long history. It was begun in the early 1920s. It is a good place for us to p_____3____ ourselves for the future. We have many wonderful teachers who are always ready to offer help. T___4____ we pay lots of attention to how well we do in lessons, achieving high scores is not the only reason to study. The teachers e___5____ us to try out new ideas and ask questions. With their help we have d____6____ all kinds of interests in both arts and s____7____. Students can choose to join any school club they are i_____8____ in. We can also choose the subjects that we want to study.
I love my school and hope that you will have a pleasant e____9___ here too. I am looking f____10____ to meeting you soon!