1. It’s an easy and convenient way to get _______ latest fashions online, but online shopping has _______ major problem---you can’t see whether they fit or not.
A. /; the B. /; a C. the; / D. the; a
2. People can accept the fact that prices tend to rise year by year but at a(an) ______ rate.
A. average B. modest C. awesome D. rigid
3. ______ the warning message, more lives would have been lost in the flood.
A. Regardless of B. In defence of C. But for D. Except for
4. In the dark forests ______, some large enough to hold several English towns.
A. lie many lakes B. lying many lakes
C. do many lakes lie D. are lying many lakes
5. --- The old store is very popular with customers in this area.
--- I can’t agree more. There are very few, ______, complaints about their service.
A. if any B. if ever C. if so D. if possible
6. My demand is that the information ______ in my report _____ to Mr. Brown without delay.
A. referred to; to be e-mailed B. referring to; e-mailed
C. referred to; be e-mailed D. referring to; being e-mailed
7. --- So you think we should sell the house and move to the country.
--- ______. We badly need the fresh air there.
A. Exactly B. Far from it C. By no means D. No wonder
8. Clinical evidence began to ______, suggesting that the new drugs had a wider range of useful activities than had been predicted from experiments in animals.
A. seek B. accumulate C. expose D. strengthen9. These days strange things happened ______ in the small village, which caused a panic among the villagers.
A. frequently B. formally C. fiercely D. fluently
10. Not until the motorbike looked almost new ______ repairing and cleaning it.
A. he stopped B. that he stopped C. that did he stop D. did he stop
11. The police are offering a(n) ______ to whoever can give information about the suspect who may have something to do with the robbery.
A. reward B. award C. prize D. honor
12. It was only with the help of the local guide ______.
A. was the mountain climber rescued
B. then the mountain climber was rescued
C. that the mountain climber was rescued
D. when the mountain climber was rescued
13. Though ______ his whole being to painting, he received little for his effort.
A. having been committed B. committed
C. committing D. to commit
14. When he comes across a good article in the newspaper, he will ______.
A. cut it down B. cut it out C. cut it up D. cut it off
15. ---Are you happy with our school laboratory?
---Not a little. We can’t have ______.
A. so bad one B. a worse one C. so nice one D. a nicer oneII. 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1分，学习20分)
Blind from birth, I have never had the opportunity to see myself and have been completely dependent on the image I create in the eyes of others.
There are those who 16 that since I can"t see, I obviously also cannot 17 . Very often people will talk with me at the top of their voices.Contrary to this, people will also often 18 , believing that since my eyes don"t work, my ears don"t either.For example, when I go to the airport and ask the ticket agent for 19 to the plane, he or she will always pick up the phone and call a ground hostess in a very low voice.“Hi, Jane, we"ve got a 76 here.” I have concluded that the word “ 20 ” is not used because they are unwilling to inform me of my condition of which I may not have been previously 21 .
On the other hand, others know that of course I can hear, but believe that I can"t talk. Once I became ill and was hospitalized. Immediately after I was 22 , I was wheeled down to the X - ray room.Just at the door an elderly woman (judging from her voice) asked the orderly (护工) who had been wheeling me: “What is his name?” “What’s your name?” the orderly 23 to me. “Harold Krents”, I replied. “Harold Krents”, he repeated.“When was he born?”“When were you born?”…This continued for about five minutes before I finally interrupted, “Look, this is absolutely 24 . OK, I can"t see, but it"s got to become pretty 25 to both of you that I don"t need an interpreter.” “He says he doesn"t need an interpreter,” the orderly repeated to the woman.
The 26 misunderstanding of all is the view that because I can"t see, I can"t 27 .
I was turned down by over forty law firms， 28 my qualifications included a degree and a good ranking from Harvard Law School.The 29 to find jobs, the continuous 30 of being told that it was impossible for a blind person to 31 law, the rejection letter, not based on my lack of 32 but rather on my disability, will always remain one of the most upsetting experiences of my life.
33 ，the Department of Labor issued laws that demand equal 34 opportunities for the disabled. The business community"s response has been 35 . The attitude towards the disabled is beginning to change.
16. A. assume B. observe C. approve D. propose
17. A. hear B. talk C. feel D. care
18. A. shout B. laugh C. whisper D. cry
19. A. welcome B. permission C. advice D. assistance
20. A. passenger B. blind C. trouble D. situation
21. A. afraid B. aware C. curious D. desperate
22. A. invited B. released C. included D. admitted
23. A. asked B. responded C. repeated D. exchanged
24. A. cheerful B. ridiculous C. charming D. disgusting
25. A. clear B. easy C. confusing D. doubtful
26. A. earliest B. slightest C. latest D. toughest
27. A. think B. study C. work D. understand
28. A. as if B. even though C. now that D. in case29. A. attempt B. opportunity C. mistake D. success
30. A. disappointment B. relief C. envy D. effort
31. A. disobey B. challenge C. practice D. make
32. A. confidence B. luck C. ability D. ambition
33. A. Regretfully B. Deliberately C. Exactly D. Fortunately
34. A. medication B. employment C. learning D. traveling
35. A. enthusiastic B. passive C. negative D. uncertain
Last night was the last game for my eight-year-old son"s soccer team. It was the final quarter. The score was two to one, my son"s team in the lead. Parents surrounded the playground, offering encouragement.
With less than ten seconds remaining, the ball suddenly rolled in front of my son"s teammate, Mickey O"Donnel. With shouts of "Kick it!" echoing across the playground, Mickey turned around and gave it everything he had. All around me the crowd erupted (沸腾). O"Donnel had scored!
Then there was silence. Mickey had scored all right, but in the wrong goal, ending the game in a tie (平局). For a moment there was a total hush. You see, Mickey has Down Syndrome and for him there is no such thing as a wrong goal. All goals were celebrated by a joyous hug from Mickey. He had even been known to hug the opposing players when they scored.
The silence was finally broken when Mickey, his face filled with joy, hugged my son tightly and shouted, "I scored! I scored. Everybody won! Everybody won!" For a moment I held my breath, not sure how my son would react. I need not have worried. I watched, through tears, as my son threw up his hand in the classic high-five salute and started chanting, "Way to go Mickey! Way to go Mickey!" Within moments both teams surrounded Mickey, joining in the chant and congratulating him on his goal.
Later that night, when my daughter asked who had won, I smiled as I replied, "It was a tie. Everybody won."36. What was the result of the soccer match?
A. Two to two, equal to both the teams.
B. Three to one in Mickey"s team"s favor.
C. Two to one in the opposite team"s favor.
D. Nobody won because of Mickey"s goal.
37. What did the author worry about when Mickey scored and hugged his son?
A. The result would disappoint his son.
B. His son would shout at Mickey for his goal.
C. Mickey would again hug the opposing players.
D. The opposite team would laugh at Mickey"s goal.
38. It can be inferred from the passage that _______.
A. both teams liked and respected Mickey
B. both teams were thankful to Mickey"s goal
C. Mickey didn"t mind though his goal was wrong
D. Mickey was a kind-hearted boy and hoped everybody won
39. The purpose of the author in writing the passage is _______.
A. to tell a joke to make readers laugh
B. to suggest we should not mind losing
C. to show enjoying a game is more important than winning a game
D. to present his son"s fine qualities of understanding othersB
Shoot ▲verb (shot, shot) WEAPON→1 E to fire a bullet or an arrow, or to hit, injure or kill a person or animal by firing a bullet or arrow at them: If he’s not armed, don’t shoot. ⊙The kids were shooting arrows at a target. ⊙She was shot three times in the head.⊙He has a license to shoot pheasants on the farmer’s land. ⊙A policeman was shot dead in the city centre last night. ⊙The troops were told to shoot to kill. SPORT→2 A to try to score points for yourself or your team, in sports involving a ball, by kicking, hitting or throwing the ball towards the goal: He shot from the middle of the field and still managed to score. MOVE QUICKLY→3 A to move in a particular direction very quickly and directly: She shot past me several meters before the finishing line. ⊙He shot out of the office a minute ago ─ I think he was late for a meeting. ⊙They were just shooting off to town so we didn’t stop to speak.
shooter ["ʃu:tə] noun[C]He’s thought to be the best shooter in the league.
▲idioms: have shot your bolt UK INFORMAL to have already achieved all that you have the power, ability or strength to do and to be unable to do more: He started off the game well but seemed to have shot his bolt by half-time.
• shoot yourself in the foot to do or say sth that will cause you a lot of trouble or harm, especially when you are trying to get an advantage for yourself.
• shoot your mouth off INFORMAL to talk too much in a loud and uncontrolled way: It’s just like Richard to go shooting his mouth off about other people’s affairs.
• shoot for the moon US to ask for the best or the most you could hope for: You might as well shoot for the moon and ask for a promotion as well as a raise.
• shoot questions at sb to ask someone a lot of questions very quickly, one after the other: He shot questions at me so quickly that I didn’t even have time to answer.
• shoot the breeze US INFORMAL to talk with someone or a group of people about things which are not important: We sat out on the porch, just shooting the breeze.
▲ phrasal verbs: shoot sth down to destroy an aircraft or make an aircraft, bird, etc. fall to the ground by shooting at it: He was killed during the war when his plane was shot down.
shoot sb down to shoot and usually kill someone, showing no sympathy: I saw Tom shoot him down like a dog in the street.
shoot for/at sth US to try to do something: It’s worth taking chances when you’re shooting at a chance of fame and wealth.
shoot out If opposing groups or people armed with guns shoot it out, they shoot at each other until one of the groups or people is dead or defeated.
shoot through AUSTRALIAN INFORMAL to leave a place very quickly, especially in order to avoid having to do something
shoot up INCREASE→INFORMAL to grow in size, or increase in number or level, very quickly: David has really shot up since I saw him last. ⊙Prices shot up by 25%.
▲noun: PLANT→1[C]the first part of a plant to appear above the ground as it develops from a seed, or any new growth on an already existing plant: Two weeks after we’d planted the seeds, little green shoots started to appear. ⊙FIGURATIVE The first green shoots (=hopeful signs) of economic recovery have started to appear.
FILM→2[C USUALLY SINGULAR] when photographer take a series of photographs, usually of the same person or people in the same place: We did a fashion shoot on the beach, with the girls modeling swimwear. WEAPON→3[C]an occasion on which a group of people go to an area of the countryside to shoot animals
shooting ["ʃu:tiŋ] noun 1 A [U]when bullets are shot from guns or other weapons: We heard some shooting in the night. 2 A [C]when someone is injured or killed by a bullet shot from a gun: There have been a number of shootings in the capital this week. 3[U]the sport of shooting animals or birds: pleasant/grouse shooting⊙He goes shooting most weekends.40. What does the phrase “green shoots” mean in “Green shoots have begun to appear in
A. Signs of recovery. B. High prices.
C. Environmental protection. D. Change in policy.
41. Fill in the blank in the sentence “I can’t believe this is Joshua—he’s ______ since we last met!”
A. shot out B. shot through C. shot up D. shot down
42. When you are talking about unimportant things, we say you are ______.
A. shooting yourself in the foot B. shooting the breeze
C. shooting your mouth off D. shooting questions at somebody
43. Choose a word to complete the sentence “The ______, which killed a policeman and wounded a passer-by, was reported to have lasted only 13 seconds.”
A. shooter B. shoot C. shot D. shooting
She is widely seen as proof that good looks can last for ever. But, at nearly 500 years of age, time is catching up with the Mona Lisa.
The health of the famous picture, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1505, is getting worse by the year, according to the Louver Museum where it is housed.
“The thin, wooden panel on which the Mona Lisa is painted in oil has changed shape since experts checked it two years ago,” the museum said. Visitors have noticed changes but repairing the world’s most famous painting is not easy. Experts are not sure about the materials the Italian artist used and their current chemical state.
Nearly 6 million people go to see the Mona Lisa every year, many attracted by the mystery of her smile. “It is very interesting that when you’re not looking at her, she seems to be smiling, and then you look at her and she stops,” said Professor Margaret Livingstone of Harvard University. “It’s because direct vision (视觉) is excellent at picking up details, but less suited to looking at shadows. Da Vinci painted the smile in shadows.”
However, the actual history of the Mona Lisa is just as mysterious as the smile. Da Vinci himself loved it so much that he always carried it with him, until it was eventually sold to France’s King Francis I in 1519.
In 1911, the painting was stolen from the Louver by a former employee, who took it out of the museum, hidden under his coat. He said he planned to return it to Italy. The painting was sent back to France two years later. During World WarⅡ, the French hid the painting in small towns to keep it out of the hands of German forces.44. The underlined sentence in the first paragraph means the Mona Lisa ________.
A. will lose its value B. is being damaged after so many years
C. will rot away D. is getting more valuable with years passing
45. The smile of the Mona Lisa can only be seen ________.
A. by indirect vision B. at a distance C. by direct vision D. in shadows
46. Choose the right order about the happenings onto Mona Lisa.
a. It was stolen from the Louver.
b. Its painter sold it to King Francis I.
c. Its state of health was checked.
d. It was returned to France and housed in the Louver Museum.
e. It was hidden and protected against Germans.
A. b-a-d-e-c B. d-e-c-b-a C. d-a-e-c-b D. b-c-a-d-e
47. It may add to the difficulty in repairing the painting in that ________.
A. experts haven’t noticed changes in its shape as visitors do
B. it is likely to be stolen again when it’s under repair
C. it is uncertain which country, Italy or France, should take charge
D. experts aren’t sure about the materials and the chemical state of its oil paint D