1. What is Mark"s favorite subject?
A. Science. B. English. C. Maths.
2. W here did Tom go?
A. To the library. B. To the playground. C. To the supermarket.
3. Why was Jack late this morning?
A. Because it rained heavily.
B. Because he missed the bus.
C. Because there was heavy traffic.
4. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. At home. B. At school. C. In a shop.
5. How did Peter feel when he got the ticket?
A. Angry. B. Surprised. C. Worried.
6. How was the meal in Betty"s opinion?
A. Amazing. B. Terrible. C. Healthy.
7. What will Betty do tomorrow?
A. Go on a trip. B. Have a piano lesson. C. Take a test.
8. Why does the man need a taxi?
A. Because he is going to the airport.
B. Because he is going to a restaurant.
C. Because he is going to meet a friend.
9. Where does the man like?
A. At 233 Star Street. B. At 223 Star Street. C. At 322 Star Street.
10. What time will the taxi come?
A. At 1:00. B. At 1:30. C. At 2:30.
11. A. The Sixth Day B. Days of Sun C. In the Heat of the Sun
12. A. Lisa B. Sarah C. Julia
13. A. Canada B. England C. America
14. A. Loud B. Awful C. Excellent
15. A. Sad but short B. Happy and sad C. Happy but long
I live in a city where jobs are difficult to get and finding well-paid jobs is even 16 . Many people have to walk a long way to work 17 they can"t even afford an old, used car.
Yesterday I 18 one of these people when I was driving home. A man was walking down the road and trying to ask for a 19 from the passing cars. Two cars in front of me passed him by. 20 wanted to do the same but the sight of that poor man remained in my mind for quite a moment. 21 I drove back and gave him a ride.
As I drove along, we had a conversation and I 22 that the man was trying all his best to support his 23 while working a temporary(临时的)job. Every coin he had was going to 24 the house and food.
But as we came close to the house he was living in, I saw his tired eyes grow 25 . His little girl was playing in the front yard and 26 into her daddy"s arms as soon as he was out of the 27 . I was almost lost in that happy moment. I smiled, said 28 to them and wished them future happiness. Then I 29 .
That day, the journey home which used to seem so 30 became very short.
16. A. easier B. harder C. faster D. greater
17. A. and B. but C. because D. so
18. A. called B. followed C. saved D. saw
19. A. ride B. coin C. job D. map
20.A. He B. I C. They D. We
21. A. Actually B. Finally C. Firstly D. Similarly
22. A. decided B. hoped C. learned D. said
23. A. family B. friends C. relatives D. partners
24. A. depend on B. make up C. pay for D. take away
25. A. dry B. small C. dark D. b right
26. A. climbed B. fell C. knocked D. ran
27. A. bus B. car C. taxi D. train
28. A. goodbye B. hello C. sorry D. yes
29. A. drove off B. sat down C. stoop up D. walked away
30. A. boring B. interesting C. long D. unusual
17. C18.D19. A20.B21.B22. C23. A24. C25. D26.D27. B28. A29. A30. C
31. How many people have left their comments according to the passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
32. Why do Tamanna"s friends think she is crazy?
A. Because she plans to learn business at college.
B. Because she wants to work at the center forever.
C. Because she is doing her part-time job for no money.
D. Because she has designed 20 websites for her friends.
33. Where can we most probably read the passage?
A. In a poster. B. In a travel guide. C. In a textbook. D. On a website.
31.B32. C33. D
Mickey Mouse"s ears are well known all over the world, and this year will be an especially fun one for Disney. The company is celebrating 60 years since its first theme park, Disneyland, opened in California, US in 1955.
Disney has opened many more parks all over the world since it made history in California, Shanghai Disneyland is expected to open in 2016, bringing Disney"s popular parks here to the Chinese mainland for the first time.
So why has Disneyland been so popular for 60 years? Well, it"s described as "the Happiest Place on Earth" and "a place for the young and young at heart". Many Americans have grown up with the parks, as ex-Disneyland president Paul Pressler said in 1995: " There is an emotional relationship that people have with this park."
Disneyland was one of the first theme parks anywhere in the world that had "lands" and rides with themes. Disney"s storytelling in rides like roller coasters is a big reason for their parks" success. "We tell a story in everything we do," Pressler said. Disney rides such as The seven Dwarves Mine Train and Peter Pan"s Flight come from its movies. One ride from its 2013 hit movie Frozen will surely be coming soon, perhaps at the new Shanghai Disneyland.
Disney"s parks haven"t always been popular everywhere, however. When Disneyland Paris opened in 1992, some French people felt that American culture was invading(入侵)France. But still, the park stayed open and today it is a popular place for European visitors.
Whatever you may think of them, you can"t say that on their 60 th birthday, Disney"s parks aren"t still going strong. How many Disney theme parks will you have visited by the time their 70 th birthday comes around?
34. The firs Disneyland opened in California in ____.
A. 1955 B. 1992 C. 1995 D. 2013
35. This year will be especially fun for Disney because____.
A. it is going to celebrate its 60 th birthday
B. it"s described as "the Happiest Place on Earth"
C. Americans have a special relationship with Disneyland
D. Mickey Mouse"s ears are well known all over the world
36. The underlined expression "Young at heart" in Paragraph 3 refers to ____.
A. young people B. people with your hearts
C. American people only D. Disneyland president
37. Which of the following is TRUE about Disneyland?
A. Disneyland has been built in US only.
B. Shanghai Disneyland has been opened.
C. People still don"t like Disneyland Paris.
D. Disney"s storytelling in rides helps it succeed.
34. A35. A36. B37. D
It happens every spring. Flowers come out everywhere on the same day. But how do plants "know" when to flower?
For years, it has been a difficult question for scientists. But a US research group may have finally answered it-the secret lies in a protein(蛋白质)called FKF1. This helps plants to know when the days become long and when they get short. Then they can tell the seasons are changing.
Researchers found the FKF1 protein when they were studying a plant called Arabidopsis(拟南芥). It is sensitive(敏感的)to sunlight, and can be made active by sunlight.
Plants produce this protein every day in the late afternoon all year. If there is no light at this time, for example in winter when the sun goes down early, the protein won"t be active. But when spring comes and the days get longer, the FKF1 protein can be made active by day light and the plants "know" it is time to flower. "If there is light in the late afternoon, plants will know that the days are getting longer and that it is the best time for flowers to come out," explained Takato Imaizumi, leader of study. But when conditions are poor for growing, such as during autumn or winter when the weather is cold and days are short, plants wo n"t flower.
Although researchers have only studied how the FKF1 protein works in the Arabidopsis, they believe that it is the same with many other plants, including crops such as rice and wheat. This could be useful to the agricultural industry.
"If we can control when flowers come out, we might be able to increase crop production," Imaizumi said.
38. The passage is mainly about ____.
A. how plants "know" when to flower B. what people can do with plants
C. how seasons are changing D. what kind of plant Arabidopsis is
39. Scientists found the FKF1 protein when they were____.
A. answering a question B. controlling the clours of flowers
C. planting flowers in the garden D. studying a plant called Arabidopsis
40. The best time for flowers to come out is when____.
A. it rains in spring B. there is light in the late afternoon
C. it is getting dark D. the sun goes down early
41. Scientists believe that____.
A. other plants also know when to flowers
B. flowers are more valuable than fruits and vegetables
C. people have known how to control when flowers come out
D. if the weather is cold and days are short, plants will flower
Delia was a young pianist. Her husband, Joe, was a young artist.
Each of them was taking lessons: Joe with a famous art teacher, and Delia with a great pianist from Germany. Their teachers were the very best, so lessons were expensive, more than they could really afford, but…when you love your art, nothing is too much.
But soon the money began to run out, and they couldn"t afford the lessons any more.
Then one day Delia came back home and told Joe that she had met a man whose daughter, Sally, wanted to learn the piano, and he was going to pay her $ 50 an hour.
"Delia," Joe said, "I"ll be much happier if you keep up your lessons," Delia said it didn"t matter. "When I"ve had some money, I"ll continue." But Joe also decided to stop his lessons, to draw pictures and sell them.
A few days later, Joe came home and proudly took $ 200 from his pocket. "I met a man from Vermont," he said, "who bought one of my pictures. And he wants to buy more!"
_________________.They didn"t have to worry any more about money.
Then, one day, Joe came home and saw that Delia"s hand was wrapped in a bandage(绷带). He asked her what had happened. "Oh," said Delia. "My student, Sally, asked me to make some coffee for her. I dropped the coffee and burned my hand. Sally went straight to the drugstore and got this bandage for me. "
"Delia, what have you been doing the last two weeks?" Joe asked. She tried not to tell him, but the tears came. "Oh Joe, I couldn"t get any students, so I worked as a waitress in a restaurant. Today, I burned my hand with hot water. So I can"t work any more. But we"ll still have money from the man in Vermont, won"t we?"
Joe looked at her. "There"s no man in Vermont, " he said. "I"ve been working in a drugstore, and today someone came in to buy bandages for a woman who"s burned her hand. So when I saw you, well, I guessed."
They both laughed.
[A story by O. Henry-adapted(改编)]
42. The writer of the story is ____.
A. Joe B. Delia C. O. Henry D. Sally
43. Which of the following can be put in the "____" in Paragraph 7?
A. A bigger plan came to their mind B. Since then Joe became very famous
C. So the two of them were very happy D. Delia stopped her lessons and stayed home
44. Both of them laughed in the end because ____.
A. they would go on with their lessons soon
B. they had both told lies to make the other happy
C. they didn"t have to worry about money any more
D. they thought they had done something meaningless
45. The best title for the passage can be ____.
A. Blind love B. A pleasant gift
C. A service of love D. An unforgettable lesson
42.C43. C44. B45.C
keep loudly instead of natural sky
46. It"s not good to talk____ in public places.
47. As the saying goes, an app le a day____ the doctor away.
48. Spring is the best time to go out and enjoy the ____ world.
49. Because of air pollution, it is not always easy to see the blue____ now.
50. Our English teacher often tells us to do more reading ____ doing exercises only.
46. loudly47. keeps48. natural 49. sky50. instead of
Colours are connected with your daily life.
You wake up in the UK on a cool Monday morning in 51 (三月) . The sky is dark and red because the sun is rising 52 (在……后面)the clouds. Maybe the weather won"t be very good today!
Before school you have to 53 (收集)newspapers from a shop and deliver them to the houses in your neighbourhood. You get paid some money to do this.
The newspapers are black and white. But on the back of today"s paper is a clour picture showing people whose faces are 54 (涂成)white with a red cross. They are cheering and waving white 55 (旗)with red crosses on, too. England"s football 56 (队)has won an important match.
After that, you go home to put on your school uniform, which is dark 57 (灰色的). It is different to other schools so people can tell which school you attend. After 58 (早餐), you set off to get the bus to school.
Now you are at school. Like 59 (每个人)else, you are ready for class. You"ve only been awake for two hours and it has 60 (已经) been a colourful day!
What colourful things will you do next?
51.March52. behind53. collect54. painted 55. flags56. team57. gray58. breakfast59. everyone/everybody60. already