1. We'll have a picnic in the park this Sunday _____ it rains or it's very cold.
A. since B. if C. unless D. until
2. My brother is really ____. He often works in his office far into the night.
A. open-minded B. hard-working C. self-confident D. warm-hearted
3. --- I just can't stop worrying about the result of the job interview.
--- _____. There's nothing you can do now but wait.
A. Relax B. Go ahead C. Go for it D. Good luck
4. _____ their hats into the air, the fans of the winning team let out loud shouts of victory.
A. To throw B. Thrown C. Throwing D. Being thrown
5. To know more about the British Museum, you can use the Internet to go to the library, or _______.
A. neither B. some C. all D. both
6. She ______ have left school, for her bike is still here.
A. can't B. wouldn't C. shouldn't D. needn't
7. The meal over, the managers went back to the meeting room to ______ their discussion.
A. put away B. take down C. look over D. carry on
8. It was along the Mississippi River _______ Mark Twain spent much of his childhood.
A. how B. which C. that D. where
9. --- How much do I owe you for lunch?
--- ______. It's nothing.
A. You're welcome B. Forget it C. With pleasure D. That's right
10. Many Chinese universities provided scholarships for students ______ financial aid.
A. in favour of B. in honour of C. in face of D. in need of
11. Most air pollution is caused by the burning of ____ like coal, gas and oil.
A. fuels B. articles C. goods D. products
12. The last time we had great fun was _____ we were visiting the Water Park.
A. where B. how C. when D. why
13. Her shoes ______ her dress; they look very well together.
A. suit B. fit C. compare D. match
14. He _____ football regularly for many years when he was young.
A. was playing B. played C. has played D. had played
15. At the railway station, the mother waved goodbye to her daughter until the train was _______.
A. out of sight B. out of reach C. out of order D. out of place
Jenna, a popular girl from Westwood Middle School, had graduated first in her class and was ready for new 16 in high school.
17, high school was different. In the first week, Jenna went to tryouts选拔赛) for cheerleaders拉拉队队员). She was competing against very talented girls, and she knew it would be 18 for her to be selected. Two hours later, the 19 read a list of the girls for a second tryout. Her heart 20 as the list ended without her name. Feeling 21, she walked home carrying her schoolbag full of homework. #p#分页标题#e#
Arriving home, she started with math. She had always been a good math student, but now she was 22. She moved on to English and history, and was 23 to find that she didn't have any trouble with those subjects. Feeling better, she decided not to 24 math for the time being.
The next day Jenna went to see Mrs. Biden about being on the school 25. Mrs. Biden wasn't as 26 as Jenna. "I'm sorry, but we have enough 27 for the newspaper already. Come back next year and we'll talk then." Jenna smiled 28 and left. "Why is high school so 29?" she sighed.
Later in 30 class, Jenna devoted herself to figuring out the problems that had given her so much 31. By the end of class, she understood how to get them right. As she gathered her books, Jenna decided she'd continue to try to 32 at her new school. She wasn't sure if she'd succeed, but she knew she had to 33. High school was just as her mom had said: "You will feel like a small fish in a big pond 34 a big fish in a small pond. The challenge is to become the 35 fish you can be."
16. A. processes B. decision C. challenges D. exercises
17. A. Therefore B. However C. Otherwise D. Besides
18. A. difficult B. easy C. boring D. interesting
19. A. editor B. boss C. candidate D. judge
20. A. jumped B. sank C. stopped D. raced
21. A. strange B. happy C. awful D. lonely
22. A. struggling B. improving C. working D. complaining
23. A. ashamed B. disappointed C. shocked D. relieved
24. A. put up B. prepare for C. worry about D. give up
25. A. committee B. newspaper C. radio D. team
26. A. enthusiastic B. artistic C. sympathetic D. realistic
27. A. speakers B. readers C. cheerleaders D. writers
28. A. widely B. weakly C. excitedly D. brightly
29. A. similar B. ordinary C. different D. familiar
30. A. physics B. history C. English D. math
31. A. pleasure B. hope C. trouble D. sorrow
32. A. fit in B. look out C. stay up D. get around
33. A. swim B. try C. ask D. escape
34. A. in return for B. in case of C. in terms of D. instead of
35. A. slimmest B. smallest C. best D. gentlest
Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954 to a Mexican American family. As the only girl in a family of seven children, she often felt like she had "seven fathers," because her six brothers, as well as her father, tried to control her. Feeling shy and unimportant, she retreated躲避) into books. Despite her love of reading, she did not do well in elementary school because she was too shy to participate.
In high school, with the encouragement of one particular teacher, Cisneros improved her grades and worked for the school literary magazine. Her father encouraged her to go to college because he thought it would be a good way for her to find a husband. Cisneros did attend college, but instead of searching for a husband, she found a teacher who helped her join the famous graduate writing program at the University of Iowa. At the university's Writers' Workshop, however, she felt lonely----a Mexican American from a poor neighborhood among students from wealthy families. The feeling of being so different helped Cisneros find her "Creative voice." #p#分页标题#e#
"It was not until this moment when I considered myself truly different that my writing acquired a voice. I knew I was a Mexican woman, but I didn't think it had anything to do with why I felt so much imbalance in my life, but it had everything to do with it! That's when I decided I would write about something my classmates couldn't write about."
Cisneros published her first work, The House on Mango Street, when she was twenty-nine. The book tells about a young Mexican American girl growing up in a Spanish-speaking area in Chicago, much like the neighborhoods in which Cisneros lived as a child. The book won an award in 1985 and has been used in classes from high school through graduate school level. Since then, Cisneros has published several books of poetry, a children's book, and a short-story collection.
36. Which of the following is TRUE about Cisneros in her childhood?
A. She had seven brothers.
B. She felt herself a nobody.
C. She was too shy to go to school.
D. She did not have any good teachers.
37. The graduate program gave Cisneros a chance to _____.
A. work for a school magazine
B. run away from her family
C. make a lot of friends
D. develop her writing style