1．Boys and girls, you"ve done well in English these days. __________!
A. Welcome B. Congratulations C. Certainly D. Exactly
2．The __________ is the best place to chat and watch TV.
A. bedroom B. dining room C. living room .D. bathroom
3．You __________ write the poem down. Our teacher will give us a copy soon.
A. needn"t B. mustn"t C. shouldn"t D. can"t
4．- Could I use your e-dictionary, Mary?
- Sorry, but I haven"t got __________.
A. one B. it C. this D. that
5．- Thank you for showing me the way, Benny.
A. Bad luck B. What a pity C. My pleasure D. That"s right
6．UNICEF was __________ in Europe in 1946, after World War II.
A. put up B. turned up C. set up D. given up
7．Hong Kong Disneyland is well worth __________.
A. to visit B. visiting C. visit D. visited
8．- This dress is too expensive. Do you have others?
- Sorry, but that"s the __________ one.
A. biggest B. smallest C. cheapest D. longest
9．My grandfather doesn"t have any hobb ies - __________ you call playing cards a hobby.
A. if B. when C. since D. unless
10．Hurry up! The movie __________ for a quarter.
A. has begun B. has been on C. has gone D. has finished
11．- You are wanted on the phone.
- __________ nobody knows I"m here.
A. And B. But C. So D. Or
12．- Someone swam across the Yunlong Lake this morning.
- I didn"t see it. I __________ along the lake.
A. jogged B. will jog C. have jogged D. was jogging
13．We can"t afford to make any mistakes. To us, __________.
A. a miss is as good as a mile B. the grass is greener on the other side
C. it never rains but it pours D. when in Rome, do as the Romans do
14．- What time shall we leave for the airport?
- It"s foggy today. I"m not sure __________ be closed soon. Let"s go now.
A. whether the highway will B. whether will the highway
C. when the highway will D. when will the highway
15．What is a machine that is used to cool the air in a room by moving it around?
A. B. C. D.
When we think of Christmas, we probably think of 16 , Christmas trees and Santa Claus. But behind all these things lies the true meaning of Christmas: the importance of sharing and giving love and joy to people around us. The story in A Christmas Carol is perhaps the best example of this.
A Christmas Carol is a famous short novel written by British writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870). It is about an old man 17 Scrooge who never laughs or smiles. He only thinks about himself and is 18 to share things with others. He doesn"t treat others nicely. He just cares about whether he can 19 and he hates Christmas. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge sees the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley used to be just like Scrooge, so he was 20 after he died. He warns Scrooge to change his ways if he doesn"t want to end up like him. He also tells Scrooge to expect 21 ghosts to visit him.
That 22 , the ghosts visit Scrooge. First, the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him back to his childhood and reminds him 23 his happy days as a child. Then the second ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes him to see 24 others are spending Christmas this year. Everyone is happy, even po or people. The last one, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, takes him to the 25 . Scrooge sees that he is dead, but nobody cares. He is so 26
that he wakes up in his bed and finds out it is only the next morning - Christmas Day!
Scrooge decides to change his life and 27 to be a kind person. He 28
celebrates Christmas with his relatives. He also gives gifts to people in need. He now treats
29 with kindness and warmth, spreading love and joy everywhere he goes. And that is the true 30 of Christmas!
16．A. prizes B. gifts C. fireworks D. tricks
17．A. names B. naming C. named D. to name
18．A. unwilling B. glad C. ready D. impatient
19．A. make trouble B. make mistakes C. make more friends D. make more money
20．A. praised B. punished C. saved D. recommended
21．A. two B. three C. four D. five
22．A. morning B. noon C. afternoon D. night
23．A. with B. to C. of D. for
24．A. how B. what C. when D. why
25．A. past B. present C. future D. f ront
26．A. calm B. scared C. angry D. relaxed
27．A. promises B. fails C. continues D. forgets
28．A. quietly B. hardly C. sadly D. happily
29．A. someone B. anyone C. everyone D. nobody
30．A. friendship B. story C. form D. spirit
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31．What is this?
A. A notice. B. An advertisement. C. An application. D. An interview.
32．Who is this most probably written for?
A. Parents. B. Children. C. Pupils. D. Guides.
33．What is NOT mentioned about the trip?
A. Days of the trip. B. Places to visit.
C. Price of the trip. D. Meals during the trip.
The day before yesterday, when Peter"s family were having dinner, Father raised an interesting question, "Was there anything in our past that we feel ashamed of, guilty about, or regretted? Maybe we can find ways to say sorry, or take some action to right any wrongdoing." This seemed like a very private matter, but Peter thought about it carefully the whole night.
Peter remembered an incident from middle school. In his school, there was a worker, Neil Stone, who none of the kids liked. One night, Peter and two of his classmates decided to play a trick on him. They found a can of red paint, and wrote on the school main road in bright red: Neil Stone is a fool! The next day, the whole school saw these words. Within two hours, Neil had Peter and his two classmates in his office. His classmates said that they had done it but Peter lied,
denying the truth. No one ever talked about it.
This morning, Peter went back to his middle school. Neil Stone is still working there. "Sorry, Neil. Do you still remember what happened ten years ago? I want you to know that I did it." "I knew it!" Neil laughed. They had a good laugh and a lively discussion. Neil"s closing words were: "Peter, I always felt bad for you because your classmates got it off their mind, and I knew you were carrying it around all these years. I want to thank you for visiting me… for your sake."
Peter knows that no matter how difficult the situation is, it is never too late to clear up the past and make a fresh start.
34．What did Peter remember doing in middle school?
A. Something fantastic. B. Something unpleasant.
C. Something valuable. D. Something useful.
35．What colour were the words "Neil Stone is a fool!"?
A. Dark blue. B. Light green. C. Pure white. D. Bright red.
36．What does the underlined word "denying" mean?
A. 夸大 B. 赞同 C. 否认 D. 承认
37．When did Neil know who wrote the words on the school main road?
A. Ten years ago. B. The day before yesterday.
C. This morning. D. Not until Peter told him.
38．What is the best title for this passage?
A. Peter"s story. B. An unforgetta ble lesson.
C. It"s never too late. D. Every dog has its day.
We usually believe what our brain tells us, but there are some amazing facts which show that the brain tricks us. As a result, we think we can see something that is not actually there or we ignore（忽视）things that actually are there.
Scientists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris have researched this phenomenon（现象）, which they call "change blindness". Their experiments show how we sometimes just do not see what is in front of our eyes because 42 .
Here is one of their most famous experiments. In this experiment, the participants（参与者）were shown a video of two groups of people (one group in white T-shirts and one group in black T-shirts) who passed basketballs around in a hallway. Each group had three members. Simons and Chabris asked the participants to count how many times the white team passed the ball. While the two teams were passing their balls around, a person dressed up as a big bear walked through the group and stopped to look at the camera. Simons and Chabris found that about half of the research participants did not notice the big bear.
39．What do Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris do?
A. Scientists. B. Astronauts. C. Engineers. D. Directors.
40．How many people did the experiment need in the video?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Six. D. Seven.
41．What percentage of the participants noticed the big bear?
A. Less than 25%. B. About 50%. C. About 75%. D. Almost 100%.
42．Which is the most suitable to complete the last sentence in the second paragraph?
A. we are not interested in it
B. we are too confident to see it
C. we are depending on other people
D. we are paying attention to watching something else
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43．What a beautiful house! It"s like a ▲ .
44．My uncle is an office worker of medium ▲ .
45．Mandeep"s family is too poor to ▲ her schooling. Let"s help her!
46．My dog is my best friend. And I will ▲ him till the end.
47．Our project is for children, so we only accept those aged 14 and ▲ .
48．Alice fell for a long time, and then she found ▲ (she) alone in a long, low hall.
49．Some people think that wolves are dangerous to ▲ (human).
50．The exam is much ▲ (easy) than we expected. Great!
51．We should use our pocket money ▲ (wise).
52．Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the Moon. It was brave of him to go to a place that was ▲ (know) to people at that time.
Now I 53 (read) an article about Kevin Richardson. He is a South African animal behaviour scientist who has spent many years 54 (live) with lions in an animal reserve. He has created such love and trust with the lions that he 5 5 (consider) to be one of the family. Kevin never 56 (worry) about the danger of being so close to the lions, though if you watch him lie down with three or four huge lions, you wonder if maybe he should! He knows their personalities in the same way as a mother knows about her children. So far, h e
57 (make) documentaries about his experiences. His wonderful film, White Lion, follows the story of how a very special lion survived, though he 58 (face) many proble ms.
Late last night, or early this morning, something terrible happened in East Town. Mr Raymond Johnson has lived in East Town and has worked there as a manager for many years. He is forty-two years old, unmarried, and he lives in a big wooden house on Moonlight Road. The people of East Town know Mr Johnson as an unusual man. He does not often leave his house, but his business has made him very rich. Last night, at about midnight, a man who was out walking saw that one of Mr Johnson"s rooms was on fire. He immediately called the fire station, and the firemen arrived soon after. It took them half an hour to put out the fire. The firemen were surprised that Mr Johnson did not come out of the house, and two o f them went inside to look for him. But Mr Johnson was not in the house. In the bedroom the two men found an open safe（保险箱）, which was empty. There were papers on the floor. Mr Johnson"s bedroo m windows on the ground floor of the house were open. The firemen also found a set of keys in the room. The police then found out that the keys belonged to Mr Paul White, who visited Mr Johnson at his home yesterday evening. The police are sure that they know the motive（动机）for the crime and are looking for Mr White. The police are puzzled because nobody knows where Mr Johnson is.
REPORT ON MR RAYMOND JOHNSON"S CASE
When Late last night, or 59 this morning
60 Mr Raymond Johnson"s home on 61 Road, East Town
Who Victim: Mr Raymond Johnson (a single, 42-year-old manager of great 62 )
Suspect: Mr Paul White
What At about midnight, one of Mr Johnson"s rooms 63 fire.
It took the firemen 64 minutes to put out the fire.
In the bedroom on the ground floor: an 65 open safe; papers on the floor; open bedroom windows; Mr Paul White"s 66 .
The police are trying to 67 Mr Paul White.
Mr Johnson is 68 , which puzzles the police.
Red squirrels used to be a common sight in British forests and countryside. But there are fewer than 140,000 red squirrels left now and most of them are in Scotland. However, grey squirrels (introduced from North America) are now so common that many people dislike them. They can be legally（合法的）trapped and destroyed.
On first sight, the two types of squirrel are similar. They both have a long tail, which helps the squirrel to balance when jumping from tree to tree, and the same large eyes, small ears and powerful back legs. However, the grey squirrel has a clear physical advantage over the red. The red squirrel has a head-and-body length of 19 to 23 centimeters, a tail length of 15 to 20 centimeters and a body weight of 250 to 340 grams. Compared to this, the grey squi rrel is a larger animal. The head and body measures between 23 and 30 centimeters long and the tail is between 19 and 25 centimeters long. Adult grey squirrels are heavier, weighing between 400 and 600 grams. This size allows them to store more fat and helps them to survive a hard winter, which would be fatal（致命的）to their smaller cousins .
So why are red squirrels losing out in competition with grey squirrels? Size is one factor, but there are others. Red squirrels live high up in trees, while grey squirrels spend more of their time on the ground. This means any loss of forests greatly influences the red squirrel population. Another reason for the grey squirrel"s success is its ability to use food provided by people. Like the fox, the grey squirrel can survive in towns and cities. The other problem for the red squirrel is disease. Both squirrels carry a certain virus. While this doesn"t seem to attack grey squirrels, it is fatal to red squirrels.
69．Which are introduced from North America, red squirrels or grey squirrels?