Last fall, before Thanksgiving, I was making my way in my car out of the shopping center parking lot. I was bored in the car. I 1a woman heavily loaded with 2 and her two boys, one carrying a pumpkin and the other another bag.
They were headed, I 3, to the bus stop across the major road. 4it was too far to walk with all those 5 to any of the nearby bus stops, on a random impulse（冲动），I rolled down my window and asked if they were indeed headed to the 6. “Yes,” the mother 7. I asked, “Would you like a 8? “Oh, yes!” was their 9 reaction.
I was also delighted，and，after driving out of the way of other 10, I stopped and the boys piled into the back seat . The mother started to push 11 beside them. I 12 her by saying, “Oh, you come on up here 13 me. I'm not a taxi driver!” So off we went.
Right away, I decided to take them a mile and a half to their home, since I had 14 and they had bags. All the way, I had just a fine time listening and talking with all of them. It felt so good to be able to do this little 15 and showed that with such a small 16I could make a big difference to a tired mother. I'm not sure 17 got the most out of it.
18, this was special for me 19, as a disabled person, I often receive help and now I know how especially good it feels to be 20.（1）A、noticed B、asked C、helped D、thanked（2）A、baskets B、cases C、 bags D、bottles（3）A、advised B、thought C、hoped D、wondered（4）A、Since B、Although C、While D、 If（5）A、vehicles B、distances C、directions D、purchases（6）A、shop B、bus stop C、 parking lot D、hotel（7）A、commented B、promised C、 regretted D、 responded（8）A、drink B、try C、ride D、break（9）A、shocked B、surprised C、excited D、mixed（10）A、traffic B、streets C、signals D、stops（11）A、along B、off C、on D、in（12）A、invited B、comforted C、stopped D、stressed（13）A、with B、by C、for D、 to（14）A、money B、 plans C、time D、duty（15）A、work B、trip C、business D、task（16）A、attention B、idea C、anxiety D、 effort（17）A、where B、who C、whether D、 when（18）A、By the way B、 In other words C、In all D、Generally speaking（19）A、however B、so C、or D、because（20）A、useful B、thankful C、special D、healthy
(1)、Sunny English Club is for _____.A、nurses B、policemen C、businessmen D、students(2)、You will pay _______ if you want to stay in the English club for half a year.A、300 yuan B、600 yuan C、1200 yuan D、2400 yuan(3)、You can visit Ocean Museum _______ .A、on Saturday B、on Wednesday C、on Monday D、anytime(4)、If you are interested in the life of fish, you should go to ______ .A、Health Centre B、Ocean Museum C、Sunny English Club D、16 Yong Le Street3. 阅读理解
Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is a little smaller than China. It is on the Southern Hemisphere of the earth. Australia is big, but its population is small. The population of Australia is nearly as large as that of Shanghai.
Enough laws have been made to fight against pollution. The cities in Australia have little air or water pollution. The sky is blue and the water is clean. You can clearly see fish in the rivers. Plants grow very well.
Last month we visited Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, and went to a wild flower exhibition. There we saw large numbers of wild flowers on show, most of which we had never seen before. We had a wonderful time. Perth is famous for its beautiful wild flowers. Every year in spring Perth has a wild flower exhibition. After visiting Perth, we spent a day in the countryside. We sat down and had a rest near a path at the foot of a hill. It was quiet and we enjoyed ourselves very much. When we heard bells ringing at the top of the hills, we looked up, but what we saw made us pick up all our things and run back to our car as quickly as we could. There were about three hundred sheep coming towards us along the path.
Australia is famous for its sheep and kangaroos. After a short drive from any town, you will find yourself among the white sheep. Sheep, sheep, everywhere you can see sheep.(1)、Which country is the writer most possibly from?A、Japan B、Canada C、China D、America(2)、We can learn from the passage that _________.A、Australia is the smallest country in the world B、Australia is the same size of Shanghai. C、Australia is in the northern part of the earth. D、The people in Australia are as many as those in Shanghai.(3)、Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?A、Australia has enough laws to fight against pollution. B、Perth is the biggest city in Australia. C、The wild flowers in Perth must be different from what the author sees in his/her country. D、The author enjoyed his/her visit in the country.4. 阅读理解
How often do you let other people like a bad driver, a rude waiter, or an angry boss, change your mood?
Sixteen years ago I learned a lesson. I got in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver used his brakes, the tires made a loud noise, and at the very last moment our car stopped just 3cm from the back of the other car.
I couldn't believe it. But then I couldn't believe what happened next. The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, turned his head around and he started shouting at us. I couldn't believe it!
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. So, I said, “Why did you just do that? This guy could have killed us!” And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck”. He said, “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of anger and disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they'll dump it on you.”
So I started thinking how often I let Garbage Trucks run right over me and how often I take their garbage and spread it to other people.
I began to see Garbage Trucks. I see the load people are carrying. I see them coming to dump it. And like my taxi driver, I don't take it personally. I just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.(1)、What happened to the author on his way to Grand Central Station?A、He was caught in a traffic jam. B、He had a fight with his taxi driver. C、His taxi almost ran into another car. D、His taxi suddenly got a flat tire.(2)、When the author saw his taxi driver smile and wave at the driver of the black car, he______.A、got very angry B、was deeply impressed C、felt quite disappointed D、praised him for his manners(3)、The underlined part “the load” in the last paragraph probably refers to _______.A、the bad mood B、poor habits C、waste materials D、great pressure(4)、How did the author learn to deal with Garbage Trucks?_______A、Fight back immediately. B、Call the police for help. C、Dump it on someone else. D、Smile and move on.5. 阅读理解
The American newspaper has been around for about three hundred years. In 1721, the printer James Franklin, Benjamin's older brother, started the New England Courant, and that was what we might recognize today as a real newspaper. He filled his paper with stories of adventure, articles on art, on famous people, and on all sorts of political subjects.
Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin's Courant, few believe that newspapers in their present printed form will remain alive for long. Newspaper companies are losing advertisers, readers, market value, and, in some cases, their sense of purpose at a speed that would not have been imaginable just several years ago. The chief editor of the Times said recently, "At places where they gather, editors ask one another, 'How are you?', as if they have just come out of the hospital or a lost law case.” An article about the newspaper appeared on the website of the Guardian, under the headline “NOT DEAD YET.”
Perhaps not, but the rise of the Internet , which has made the daily newspaper look slow and out of step with the world, has brought about a real sense of death. Some American newspapers have lost 42% of their market value in the past three years. The New York Times Company has seen its stock drop by 54% since the end of 2004, with much of the loss coming in the past year. A manager at Deutsche Bank suggested that stock-holders sell off their Times stock. The Washington Post Company has prevented the trouble only by changing part of its business to education; its testing and test-preparation service now brings in at least half the company's income.(1)、What can we learn about the New England Currant?A、It is mainly about the stock market. B、It marks the beginning of the American newspaper. C、It remains a successful newspaper in America. D、It comes articles by political leaders.(2)、What can we infer about the newspaper editors?A、They often accept readers' suggestions B、They care a lot about each other's health. C、They stop doing business with advertisers. D、They face great difficulties in their business.(3)、Which of the following found a new way for its development?A、The Washington Post B、The Guardian C、The New York Times. D、New England Courant(4)、How does the author seem to feel about the future of newspapers?A、Satisfied B、Hopeful C、Worried D、Surprised
6. 翻译（英汉互译）(1)、accuse … of(2)、be eager to(3)、a variety of(4)、ahead of(5)、speed up(6)、集中；全神贯注于(7)、榨出；挤出(8)、申请(9)、区别对待；有影响；起作用(10)、依赖；依靠
Nowadays, it is common that more and more high school students open their own micro blogs on the Internet. For one thing, it can provide a colorful platform to show their talent. Forit is a useful way to release their pressure. And all these make it more and more popular with high school students many parents and teachers hold a different view. They think that managing one's micro blog will take a lot of time and energy,should be used to study.
In my view, I am greatly in favor this activity. Today the Internet is playing important role in our life. Therefore as high school students of the Information Age, we need to learn to make use of this(value) tool to communicate and display ourselves. What's more, opening and organizing micro blogs need various abilities such writing, designing, being skillful at computer and so on. Only if we master those abilities can we make a successful micro blog. As a result, we improve ourselves while (organize) our micro blogs.
In fact, micro blog (oneself) is of little harm. It is your attitude towards it matters. We should take the advantages and avoid some bad effects.
More and more foreigners like to come to China. Last Friday our school was invited a foreign teacher in our city give a class to the students of Senior Grade Two. We found his class interested. I learned a lot from him. The teacher had a free talk to us with easy English . He spoke slow so that we could understand him well. Sometimes he repeated what we don't understand. My classmates were all active in the class. To his joy, I understood everything the teacher said. And I was able to ask question in English. This class encouraged me very much. I'm sure that until we keep on practising, it will be easy for us to learn speaking English well.
Dear Mr Li,
I am very glad to be a guest of your family. Thank you for accepting me.