1.We"ve had a few __________(分歧)，but we"re still good friends.
2.It does me good to see a ________(愉快的)face.
3.Anderson left the table，________(声称)that he had some work to do.
4.You ________(发誓)that you would never see her again that day.
5.He stood there looking ________ (别扭的)in his uniform.
6.The film helped to ________ (集中)world"s attention on the refugees there.
7.He felt ________(内疚) about not visiting his parents more often.
8.Older people tend to be very ________(敏感)to cold.
9.We are ________(由衷地)grateful for your help.
10.It"s bad ________(礼貌)to talk with your mouth full.
1.The teacher told the boy ________ his angry father，but he refused to.
A.to apologize B.apologized to
C.to apologize for D.to apologize to
2.—It"s burning hot today，isn"t it?
A.So was it B.So it was
C.So it is D.So is it
3.(2012•成都高二检测)She said something bad about me, but I have______her for that.
4.Jenny nearly missed the flight ________ doing too much shopping.
A.as a result of B.on top of
C.in front of D.in need of
5.Tom"s voice ________ the worry he was trying to hide.
6.How proud she is!She has been ________ Beijing University.
A.admitted to B.agreed to
C.received by D.addicted to
7.The supermarket provides ________ cheap food ______ all its customers can afford it.
8.(2013•张家界高二检测)Mary enjoys homemade food，so she seldom，________，eats out.
A.if never B.if any
C.if not D.if ever
9.She pretended ________ me when I passed by.
A.not to see B.not seeing
C.to not see D.having not seen
10.It is worth considering what makes“convenience”foods so popular，and ________ better ones of your own.
A.introduces B.to introduce
11.He said that he had been to America ________ and that he would go there again ________.
A.before long;before long
B.before long;long before
C.long before;long before
D.long before;before long
12.(2010•安徽高考)Jack described his father，who ________ a brave boy many years ago，as a strongwilled man.
A.would be B.would have been
C.must be D.must have been
13.Only by________your attention________what you are learning can you learn it well.
14.________ volleyball is her main focus，she"s also great at basketball.
15.Mr.Green stood up in defence of the 16yearold boy，saying that he was not the one________.
C.to blame D.to be blamed
An American educational expert，Frederick M.Hess says that a long summer vacation doesn"t make sense in today’s world.
This summer,50 million kids will spend much time talking online，watching TV，playing video games and asking older brothers or sisters to take them to the mall.They will also be putting their academic futures at risk.
During much of the 20th century，many Americans worked in factories that did not need a college degree but still offered a high wage.Also，in the 19th century，there was no air conditioning.And poor hygiene(卫生)meant that crowded schools had health risks.
Things have changed.For today"s students，academic skills are key to future success.Many nations don"t give kids an Americanstyle summer vacation.They offer no more than seven consecutive(连续的)weeks of vacation.Most American school districts offer up to 13 weeks.To compete in the global marketplace，Americans must be prepared to go up against international competitors.
Summer vacation also causes challenges for today"s families.In the 1960s，more than 60%of families had a stayathome mum.Now，twothirds of American children live in families where every adult works.For these families，summer vacation can be more burden than break.Someone must watch the kids.
But the biggest problem may be how summer vacation hurts academic achievement.Scientists have found that disadvantaged students lose important ground in the summertime.
A longer school year can allow timelimited teachers to conduct richer and more imaginative lessons.Schools would have more time for sports，languages，music and the arts.
1.The BEST title for the text would be ________.
A.America Doesn"t Need a Long Summer Vacation
B.Americans Are Bored with a Long Summer Vacation
C.The Disadvantages of a Long Summer Vacation
D.The Benefits of a Short Summer Vacation
2.Before the 20th century，a long summer vacation might ________.
A.cause career failure for Americans
B.reduce income for Americans
C.reduce health risks for students
D.cause loss in global market for America
3.We can know that an Americanstyle summer vacation ________.
A.lasts no more than seven weeks
B.lasts as long as three months
C.produces strong competitors in global market
D.produces modern competitors in national market
4.According to the text，who will benefit from a longer school year?
A.American students，teachers and parents.
B.American students，parents and shop owners.
C.American students，parents and international competitors.
D.American students，teachers and international competitors.
5.How many reasons did the writer give to support his/her opinion?
Watson entered Mr.Smith"s office.The Boss was a hard man.He fired people who didn"t do well without giving them a second chance.
“Watson，”said Mr.Smith，“this past year your department hasn"t earned money.We"re going to drop that department.It"s finished.I"m sorry，-but you"ll have to go.”“But，sir-if I just had a little more time.For the moment I need the job to keep my son at Riverside School.”
“What"s that!”said the Boss.“Riverside!I didn"t know you had a boy there.That"s an expensive school for a man with your salary.”
“I know，sir.But he likes it there so much!He"s a star trackman(田径运动员)and the best boxer in the school.The boys call him Champ(冠军)there.”
The Boss sat perfectly still for a long time-a faraway(恍惚的)look in his eyes.Then，suddenly，he said，“We"ve got to close your department，Watson.But you"ll take over a new job in another department.It means longer hours-maybe more pay.Now get out.You"re here for life.”
Watson got out，with surprise in his face.Then the Boss took a letter from the top drawer of his desk.It was Herbie"s last letter from Riverside School-written a few days before he died.He had read it over and over again with sick pain.The letter read：
I can"t say the boys here are any nicer to me than the others were.I guess it"s the same everywhere when you"re a cripple(跛脚的人).But don"t worry about me，Dad.They"ve got a good chemistry department here.And there"s one boy here who is really great.He"s a track star and boxing champ and just tops in chemistry.The boys call him Champ.He made them stop throwing my books around.And he knocked a boy down who hit me.He is the best friend I ever had.Dad，when I grow up，I want to do something for Champ.Something big-that he won"t even know about.
6.Watson was given a second chance because ________.
A.Mr.Smith wanted to help Watson"s son
B.a man was needed in another department
C.Herbie told Mr.Smith to do so in his letter
D.Mr.Smith wanted to realize his son"s dream
7.The underlined word“drop”in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by ________.
8.It can be inferred from the text that Champ is ________.
C.a teacher of Mr.Smith"s son
D.the son of Mr.Smith"s friend
9.From the text we know that Herbie ________.
A.was a college student
B.didn"t live to grow up
C.made friends with many boys
D.died from a car accident
10.Watson and Mr.Smith both ________.
B.were hard men
C.loved their sons deeply
D.were interested in chemistry