The Amber Room, 1 (装饰) with gold and jewels, is one of the great 2 (wonderful) of the world. Frederick William I , 3 whom it belonged , decided to give it to Russian people 4 a gift. 5 (sad), although the Amber Room was considered one of the wonders , it is 6 (miss) now and its story remains 7 (神秘的).
答案：1. decorated 2. wonders 3. to 4. as 5. Sadly 6. missing 7. mysterious
The passage tells the history ________________________________________________________________
答案：The passage tells the history of the Amber Room, which was made of tons of amber. The writer describes how the Amber Room was made, why it came to Russia and became one of the wonders in the world and how it got lost.
1. 【原句】Frederick William l, the King of Prussia, could never have imagined that his greatest gift to the Russian people would have such an amazing history.（普鲁士国王威廉一世绝不可能想到他送给俄罗斯人民的厚礼会有这样一段令人惊讶的历史。）
【模仿要点】 句子结构: 主语，＋加插入，谓语＋ 宾语从句
答案：John, our teacher, could never have thought that the example that he gave to his students would have relation with the entrance exam.
答案：My mother, the most important person in my life, always believes that I will succeed one day.
2.【原句】 This gift was the Amber Room, which was given this name because several tons of amber were used to make it. （这件礼物就是琥珀屋，它之所以有这个名字，是因为造这间房子用了好几吨的琥珀。）
【模仿要点】 句子结构:名词 + 非限制定语从句 + 原因状语从句
答案：The gift is a car, which I refused to accept because it is too expensive to me, in addition, I don’t need to drive a car to school.
答案：The opening ceremony of 2008 Olympics is a great success, which shocks the world because it has wonderfully combined Chinese historic achievements with dreams of future and showed them to the world.
3．【原句】There is no doubt that the boxes were then put on a train for Konigsberg, which was at that time a German city on the Baltic Sea.毫无疑问，这些箱子后来被装上火车运往哥尼斯堡，当时德国在波罗的海边的一个城市。
[模仿要点] 句子结构: There is no doubt that + which + at that time+ 定语从句
答案：There is no doubt that bikes were very useful in my childhood in my hometown , which was at that time a small city on the bank of the Yangzi River.
答案：There is no doubt that the Tang Dynasty picture is priceless, which was at that time painted by a famous painter.
When dawn came, they realized that the boat was blocked in ice. The captain had fallen asleep but the rest of the crew hurriedly woke him. He took a small axe (斧), and with great care, so as to make a hole in the ice on the deck (甲板), he began to knock. From time to time, a wave burst over the boat and swept over him, but he kept working for ten minutes 21 the others looked on 22 . By this time he was 23 cold that he could no longer trust what he was doing.
Each member of the crew took it in turn to cut the ice away as long as he could bear it.
First, they had to knock off enough ice to get down on their knees. Standing on that rolling deck meant death, because a man who had fallen into the sea could not have been rescued.
Then the captain discovered that ice was forming inside the cabin(船舱). He called 24 one of the crew and together they managed to get the stove alight, hoping that it would 25 enough heat to warm the cabin above 26 point. Unless the ice in the bottom could be melted enough so that the 27 could be raised, they were in danger
It took an hour's work before the boat began to float better. But by this time they had succeeded in removing most of the ice.
Throughout the afternoon, the coating of ice began to build up again 28 their work. In the face of this danger, Captain Slater 29 the crew to clear the ice so that the boat would 30 until the next morning. Then they settled down to wait for anther day.
21. A. until B. before C. after D. while
22. A. excitedly B. anxiously C. happily D. strangely
23. A. too B. so C. as D. very
24. A. to B. on C. up D. at
25. A. get out B. give off C. get over D. give in
26. A. boiling B. marking C. freezing D. melting
27. A. boat B. deck C. sail D. back
28. A. whichever B. though C. as long as D. in spite of
29. A. demanded B. made C. ordered D. agreed
30. A. sink B. live C. float D. ;flow
24. 选A．call to sb大声叫某人，call on拜访(某人)，call up打电话，call at拜访(某地)，四个词组中只有call to合乎语境。
28. 选D．in spite of意为“不管、尽管”，表示让步关系。
29. 选C．另三个词不能按sb to do。
Mr. Smith lived in a small village. He grew vegetables. Years ago he found work in a big city and moved 31 with his family.
32 the first Saturday in their new home, Mr. Smith took his new car out of the garage and 33 (wash) it. A man came at the moment. 34 he saw Mr. Smith's new car, he stopped and looked at it 35 a few minutes. Then Mr. Smith turned and saw him.
The man said, "That's a nice car. Is 36 yours?"
"Sometimes," Smith answered 37 a smile.
"Sometimes?" The man said." 38 do you mean?"
"Well," answered Smith slowly, "When there's a party in town, it is my daughter's,. Mary. When there's a football game, it's my son's, John. 39 I wash it, and it looks really nice and clean, it's my wife's. And when it needs gas, it's 40 "
31．there 32．On 33．was washing／washed 34．When 35．for 36．it 37．with
38．What4 39．After 0．mine
31．there．“那里”(in a big city)，指示副词，
33．washed，and连接took his new car和washed it,表并列关系。
35．for，由a few minutes可知，应填for表一段时间。
36．it,代词，代替a nice car。
37．with，with a smile意为“带着微笑”。
38．What，“What do you mean? 意为“你什么意思?”
Driving to a friend's house on a recent evening, I was attracted by the sight of the full moon rising just above my friend’s rooftops. I stopped to watch it for a few moments, thinking about what a pity it was that most city people? Myself included? Usually miss sights like this because we spend most of our lives indoors.
My friend had also seen it. He grew up living in a forest in Europe, and the moon meant a lot to him then. It had touched much of his life.
I know the feeling. Last December I took my seven-year-old daughter to the mountainous jungle of northern India with some friends. We stayed in a forest rest-house with no electricity or running hot water. Our group had campfires outside every night, and indoors when it was too cold outside. The moon grew to its fullest during our trip. Between me and the high mountains lay three or four valleys. Not a light shone in them and not a sound could be heard. It was one of the quietest places I have ever known, a bottomless well of silence. And above me was the full moon, which struck me deeply.
Today our lives are filled with glass, metal, plastic and fibre-glass. We have televisions, cell phones, pagers, electricity, heaters and ovens and air-conditioners, cars, computers.
Struggling through traffic that evening at the end of a tiring day, most of it spent indoors, I thought: before long, I would like to live in a small cottage. There I will grow vegetables and read books and walk in the mountains And perhaps write, but not in anger. I may become an old man there, and wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled and measure out my life in coffee spoons. But I will be able to walk outside on a cold silent night and touch the moon.
1.The best title for the passage would be______.
A. Touched by the moon
B. The pleasures of modern life
C. A bottomless well of silence
D. Break away from modern life
2. The writer felt sorry for himself because________.
A. there was too many pollution
B. he failed to see the fullest moon
C. he didn’t adapt to modern inventions
D. there were too accidents on the road
3. What impressed the writer most in the mountainous jungle of northern India?
A. No modern equipment B. Complete silence.
C. The nice moonlight D. The high mountains
4. Modern things (Paragraph 4) are mentioned mainly to______.
A. show that the writer likes city life very much
B. tell us that people greatly benefit from modern life
C. explain that people have less chances to enjoy nature
D. show that we can also enjoy nature at home through them
5. The author wrote the passage to_______.
A. express the feeling of returning to nature
B. show the love for the moonlight
C. advise modern people to learn to live
D. want to communicate longing for modern life
1.A 主旨大意题。文章通过描绘了月亮的美丽，表达了作者对月亮所代表的自然美的敬畏之情，同时美丽的月色也触动了作者的心灵。Touched by the moon（月色动人），借景抒情，以此作为题目简洁明了，点出了文章的主旨。
2.B 细节理解题。由第一段中的…thinking about what a pity it was that most city dwellers people? Myself included? Usually miss sights like this because we spend most of our lives indoors.可知答案为B。
3.C 细节理解题。由第三段最后一句And above me was the full moon, which struck me deeply.可知答案为 C。作者在印度北部旅行时，为月色所动。
2008年9月25日广东省的茂名、阳江等地区遭受特大热带风暴的袭击。假如你是某英文报纸的通讯员，请根据下列表格，以A Hurricane Disaster为题，写一篇报道。
2．可用词汇与句型：take place爆发、发生，the areas suffering the terrible hurricane热带风暴袭击的灾区。
A Hurricane Disaster
A hurricane took place in some areas, like Maoming, Zhanjiang , and Yangjiang City in Guangdong on September 25, 2008.
A Hurricane Disaster
A hurricane took place in some areas, like Maoming, Zhanjiang , and Yangjiang City in Guangdong in September 25, 2008. The terrible hurricane struck the areas above, causing lots of houses and crops there ruined, and even some fishing boats carried to the lands by the seaside. Actually, the farming and fishing industry suffered a lot.
The Chinese Police Troops arrived immediately to rescue the villagers of the areas, doing their best to fight against the terrible hurricane, supplying the villagers with fresh water and food.
After some leaders of our country also inspected the areas suffering the terrible hurricane, supplies and money from all parts of Guangdong were sent to those areas to support them. After a long time, everything went on very well, which is a sign of victory.