The Monster of Lake Tianchi
The "Monster of Lake Tianchi" in the Changbai Mountains in Jilin province, northeast China, is back in the news after several recent sightings. The director of a local tourist office, Meng Fanying, said the monster, which seemed to be black in colour, was ten metres from the edge of the lake during the most recent sighting. "It jumped out of the water like a seal—about 200 people on Changbai"s western peak saw it," he said. Although no one really got a clear look at the mysterious creature, Xue Junlin, a local photographer, claimed that its head looked like a horse.
In another recent sighting, a group of soldiers claim they saw an animal moving on the surface of the water. The soldiers, who were walking along the side of the lake, watched the creature swimming for about two minutes. "It was greenish-black and had a round head with 10-centimetre horns", one of the soldiers said.
A third report came from Li Xiaohe, who was visiting the lake with his family. He claims to have seen a round black creature moving quickly through the water. After three or four hundred metres it dived into the water. Ten minutes later the monster appeared again and repeated the action. Mr Li Xiaohe said that he and his family were able to see the monster clearly because the weather was fine and the lake was calm.
There have been reports of monsters in Lake Tianchi since the beginning of the last century, although no one has seen one close up. Some photos have been taken but they are not clear because it was too far away. Many people think the monster may be a distant cousin of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. They also think that there might be similar creatures in other lakes around the world. Scientists, however, are sceptical. They say that the low-temperature lake is unlikely to be able to support such large living creatures.
Lake Tianchi is the highest volcanic lake in the world. It is 2,189 metres high and covers an area of about ten square kilometres. In places it is more than 370 metres deep.
76. How many sightings of the monster does the article report?
77. Who saw the monster clearly, and why?
78. Which description of the monster is most detailed?
79. When was the monster first sighted?
80. What is special about Lake Tianchi?
77. Mr Li Xiaohe and his family, because the weather was fine and the lake was calm.
78. The soldiers’.
79. The beginning of last century.
80. It’s the highest volcanic lake in the world.
On October 19，1959，the first Special English program was broadcast(广播)on the Voice of America.It was an experiment.The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English.Experts said the goal was admirable，but the method would not work.However， .The Special English programs quickly became some of the most popular on VOA.And they still are.
Forty years later，Special English continues to communicate with people who are not fluent in English.But during the years its role has expanded.It also helps people learn American-English.It succeeds in helping people learn English in a non-traditional way.And it provides listeners, even those who are native English speakers, with information they cannot find elsewhere.
Today，Special English broadcasts around the world seven days a week，five times a day.Each half-hourly broadcast begins with ten minutes of the latest news followed by 20minutes of feature(特写报道)programming.There is a different short feature every weekday about science，development，agriculture，and environment，and on the weekend about news events and American idioms.These programs are followed by in-depth(深入的)15 minutes features about American culture，history，science，medicine，space，important people or short stories.
76. What is the best title of the passage?(Please answer within 10 words.)
77. Which sentence in the passage can be replaced by the following sentence?
(Special English has played a more important part in many areas over the years.)
78. Please fill in the blank in the first paragraph with proper words or phrases to complete the sentence.(Please answer within 10 words.)
79. What do you think about Special English?(Please answer within 30 words.)
80. Translate the underlined sentence in the second paragraph into Chinese.
阅读表达：76.History of Special English Broadcast
77.But during the years its role has expanded.
78.they still are. / it did work./ they proved to be wrong.
79.I think Special English broadcasts in clear and easy English.It helps us learn English and know more about the world.
We always seem to want something we don’t really need.In addition，we often believe that if we had those things we want so badly, we would finally be happy.
The truth is that happiness is an attitude.It’s not something created by outside conditions，
but instead is completely within your heart.
Nothing will give you a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness, unless you cultivate(创造) happiness conscious.Below are some simple steps you Can take to cultivate happiness.
Create a sense of gratitude(感激)for what you.have，for what is working, for what is wonderful and sweet in your life.A morning or evening gratitude list，written each day, can help
Take care of yourself
Find the small things in life that make you feel good，and do one daily.A short walk，a few
minutes of writing in your diary, a short deep thought.watching the sunset…whatever, will improve your belief on life.
Read inspirational material
It helps to be reminded of positive thoughts and positive attitudes.Get a small book of positive，inspirational thoughts and keep it by your desk.Read one or two thoughts each day.
Is the glass half empty or full? Life works better when the glass is half full.
81.What is the best title of the passage?(within 5 words)
82.Which sentence in the passage is the closest in meaning to the following one?
What is happiness depends on your attitude.
83.Fill in the blank in the 4th paragraph with proper words to complete the sentence.(within 5 words)
84.List three small things that make you happy.(within 15 words)
85.Translate the underlined sentence in the 3rd paragraph into Chinese.
Many students want to find friends on the Internet as a way of practising their language skills and learning more about new cultures. Traditional pen pals were the primary source for such contacts, and students could write each other letters. With the Internet, fingding friends has become much easier, and such relationships are called key pals.
However, care and consideration should be given when finding friends on the Internet:
◎Search the Internet for reputable(有信誉的) services. Look for reviews of such sites to learn more about other students’ experiences. Don’t join a service until you have done your research.
◎Check to see if you can use a nickname, instead of __________, to protect your identity.
◎Never give personal information to anyone, including your home address, phone number, and birthday.
◎Stop contact with others if you feel uncomfortable with the topics of conversation. Again, if you protect your identity, this will be easier to do. Tell your teachers, parents, or even local law enforement if problem arise.
◎Try to use the language you are studying in the classroom in your communication with others.
◎Ask appropriate questions that will also help you learn about other cultures. Remember that someone’s personal experience might help you to understand a whole culture. You have to talk to many different people, and this will get you started.
76. Please give this passage a proper title. (Please answer with 10 words.)
77. Please fill in the blank with proper words. (Please answer within 5 words.)
78. Which sentence in the passage is the closest in meaning to the following one?
Pen friends used to write letters to keep in touch with each other.
79. Why do many students want to find friends on the Internet?
(Please answer within 30 words.)
80. Please translate the underlined sentence.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are drawing near.Are you eager to enjoy watching the matches or start serving as a volunteer? First，you need to know about audience manners.
Most sporting arenas (竞技场) have rules for spectators written on the back of the tickets.Read your ticket carefully before you arrive.Try to reach your seat half an hour before the start of the event and don’t leave when a game is in progress.When you leave，remember to take away your soft drink bottles and other rubbish.
During exciting games, try to control yourself.Don’t criticize the performance of players and coaches.Be careful with your words, since some may cause anger among other people in the audience.
Applause is a special form of body language you can use to communicate with players，but _______. When players first appear，clap your hands together to welcome them, but don’t go on for too long.After an excellent performance, applaud warmly.If someone fails, your applause will help encourage them.
Applause is not welcome, however, while players need to keep their concentration.Various sports have various rules for the audience.
Enjoying artistic gymnastics silence.But lots of cheering can really help basketball and football players.Snooker and table tennis courtside behavior includes a ban on flash photography.Mobile phones are not allowed in shooting centers.
To be a good spectator, you should take time to learn the game-specific rules and related culture of each event.
81.What’s the best title of the passage? (Please answer within 10 words.)
82.Why should you control yourself during exciting games according to the passage? (Please answer within 15 words.)
83.Please fill in the blank in the fourth paragraph to complete the sentence.(Please answer within 10 words.)
84.Please should every one of us try to be a good spectator in your opinion? (Please answer within 30 words)
85.Translate the underlined sentence in the fifth paragraph into Chinese.
第四部分 书面表达 (共3小题，满分45分)
Since we are social beings, the quality of our lives depends in large measure on our interpersonal relationships.One strength of the human conditions is our possibility to give and receive support from one another under stressful conditions.Social support makes up of the exchange of resources among people based on their interpersonal ties.Those of us with strong support systems appear better able to deal with major life changes and daily problems.People with strong social ties live longer and have better health than those .Studies over types of illnesses, from depression to hear disease, show that the presence of social support helps people defend themselves against illness, and the absence of such support makes poor health more likely,
Social support cushions stress in a number of ways.First, friends, relatives and co-workers may let us know that they value us.Our self-respect is strengthened when we feel accepted by others in spite of our faults and difficulties.Second, other people often provide us with informational support.They help us to define and understand our problems and find solutions to them.Third, we typieally find social companionship supportive.Taking part in free-time activities with others helps us to meet our social needs while at the same time distracting up from our worries and troubles.Finally, other people may give us instrumental support-money aid, material resources, and needed services—that reduces stress by helping us resolve and deal with our problems.
76.What is the topic discussed in the text? (Please answer within 10 words)
77.Fill in the blank with proper words or phrases.(Please answer within 10 words)
78.Translate the underlined sentence in the passage into Chinese.
79.What do you intend to do after reading this passage to build strong social relationship with
others? (Please answer within 20 words)
80.How many ways are mentioned that social support can reduce stress? (Please answer within 10 words)