1、你堂兄建华在国外学习, 你们经常用英文通信。他即将完成学业, 不久前来信就是否回国工作征求你的意见。请根据下列提示回信：
As a middle school student of Senior Three.I do sports one and two hours a day, such as doing morning exercises, playing basketball, long-distance running and so on.I think it is very helpfully in me.Take exercise makes me even more healthier so that I won't be ill very often. What's more, I also get myself relaxing in different kinds of sports. Only in this way I do a better job in my study in high spirits.For doing physical exercise, I'm becoming stronger and more confident than ago.I did think it is necessary for everyone to spend some time on sports every day so people's health is important in modern life.
I was always told that the three Ps, patience, positive thinking and perseverance, were a sure pathsuccess. But this piece of advice does not always work as planned. My high school math exam is one example. The exam， was originally to be held in our classroom, (change) to the library at the last minute. This, , didn't bother me because math had always been my strongest subject. I patiently walked to the library, took my seat and took a deep breath to help relax . But my mood quickly changed when I sawfirst question. I had no idea how to do it. I tried to stay positive and preserved I finally found the solution. With the problem (solve), I felt proud of my achievement. (fortunate), I then notice that I had just 10 minutes left (complete) the rest.
4、阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C和D）中，选出最佳选项。 I was a reporter of an evening paper in London. One day I was 1 to write a few articles on begging in London. It was then that all my adventures 2 I decided that the best 3 of collecting facts for my articles is that I would become a beggar myself for just one day. At one time 4 I was an actor, of course, I had 5 all the skills of make-up and I now made good use of them. I painted my face and 6 my upper lip on an ugly twist (扭曲). Red hair and shabby (破旧的)clothes were the only other things 7 I then 8 myself in one of the busiest streets. I pretended to be a beggar. At home that night I was9 to find that I had received more than a pound.
Well, you can imagine how 10 it was to settle down to work hard on the 11 at two pounds a week, 12 I knew that I could make as much as that in a single day! I gave13 my job, though my14 was hurt. I had 15 advantages. My 16 of make-up helped me a great deal and my clever answers quickly made me 17 a public character. All day and every day, the money 18 into my cap. I usually received at least two pounds in a day. In the end I 19 buy a large house in the country. Nobody had any idea where my money really came from. My dear wife knew that I had business in London: That was 20.（1）A 、invited B 、asked C 、suggested D 、hoped（2）A 、went B 、happened C 、started D 、ended（3）A 、fun B 、idea C 、plan D 、way（4）A 、when B 、although C 、because D 、since（5）A 、played B 、shown C 、learnt D 、acted（6）A 、changed B 、fixed C 、bent D 、fitted（7）A 、necessary B 、proper C 、important D 、usual（8）A 、found B 、expressed C 、placed D 、begged（9）A 、unhappy B 、surprised C 、disappointed D 、ready（10）A 、hard B 、interesting C 、sad D 、tiring（11）A 、streets B 、newspaper C 、office D 、articles（12）A 、unless B 、while C 、when D 、if（13）A 、in B 、out C 、up D 、off（14）A 、character B 、pride C 、heart D 、future（15）A 、unusual B 、ordinary C 、good D 、excellent（16）A 、love B 、knowledge C 、research D 、study（17）A 、already B 、hardly C 、possibly D 、almost（18）A 、poured B 、ran C 、came D 、threw（19）A 、was able to B 、could C 、should D 、would（20）A 、why B 、too much C 、all D 、my story
How to improve vocabulary fast
Your vocabulary refers to the words in a language you are familiar with. We should learn some ways to expand it.
Read every day.. Choose reading material that is slightly above your level and keep a dictionary with you to look up words you do not know.
.If you do not meet with an unfamiliar word in your daily reading, use your dictionary to search for one.
Learn the correct definition and pronunciation for each new word. Pronunciation is as important as definition because in order to add a word to your active vocabulary, you must be able to use it in speech.
Elaborate (详尽阐述) on the meaning of the word. If you have just learned the word “stubborn”, think about the neighbour who will not lend you his car..
Use your new word in speech and in writing. E-mail your sister about how your cat is stubborn about sleeping on your pillow. .But the more you use it, the more fluent you will become in its use. Soon it will be a regular part of your active vocabulary.
Tell everyone you are trying to increase your vocabulary. Encourage them to ask you what your latest word is..
The more you explain the meaning of a word to someone, the more likely you are to remember it.
A. Find a new word every day.
B. The vocabulary can be increased.
C. Your vocabulary contains the words you understand.
D. The more often you read, the faster your vocabulary can grow.
E. Or let them ask for the definition of a new word you have used.
F. Imagine him shaking his head, and think of him as 'stubborn in his refusal.”
G. The first time you use a new word in speech it may seem strange.
6、阅读理解 The purpose of keeping fit is to avoid illness ,resist the mental and physical fatigue（疲劳）that make us more likely to contract infections ,and above all to feel more pleasure in being alive. Research has shown the value of a balanced diet ,fresh air, sunshine ,enough rest and some forms of regular exercise for everyone .If everyone followed this plan ,the number of people visiting the doctor and going to hospital would be considerably reduced.
Unfortunately, although most people acknowledge the importance of physical fitness, not enough of us put this into practice .We spend too much time watching others from the comfort of an armchair or a seat in the stand at a sports stadium.
One reason why people who are physically fit to live longer is that they do not put the heart under excessive strain（过度劳累）and so they reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel（血管）diseases .They also avoid suffering the consequences of weakened muscles ,which are the cause of a great deal of back and abdominal（腹部的）trouble.
About 640 muscles for about 45% of our body's weight, they must have the ability to store energy and be continually supplied with fuel by the blood .Sensible exercise, suited to each individual and preferably undertaken on the advice of a doctor, is the best insurance of meeting these requirements.(1)、Why do people want to prevent illness?A、Because they want to avoid health. B、Because they want to add mental and physical fatigue. C、Because they want to feel happier and live longer. D、Because they want to obtain much more money.(2)、What happens to him if a man follows the plan given by the researchers?A、He will be more exhausted（疲惫的）. B、He will know his doctor very well. C、He will do less work. D、He may be less familiar with the hospital.(3)、Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?A、Everyone knows the importance of this plan. B、Not all people do what the plan tells them to do. C、Most people put the plan into practice. D、No one wants to do with this plan.
Animals can be reproduced by technology now; researchers can clone them. A clone is an exact copy of another animal or plant. Scientists have cloned a sheep which they have named Dolly. Researchers took genes from a ewe (母羊) and used them to create a copy (Dolly) of the ewe.
Why are scientists doing this research? One reason is to get information about genes so they can improve our health. They also want to learn how better farm animals can be produced. Cloning is a controversial issue for people. Some people think it is good because this research can help us, but other people think cloning is unacceptable. Some people think it might be possible to save endangered animals by cloning them. Tigers, elephants, and other endangered animals might be saved in this way.
In China, pandas are endangered because they are hunted and they are losing their habitat, so some Chinese scientists want to try to clone pandas to save them from extinction.
I don't really like the idea of cloning animals, but I don't think I want panda to become extinct. If the best way to save them is to make cloned pandas, they must be cloned.
I want to live with a lot of animals and nature. I don't want animals to die out, especially pandas. I think humans must think more about protecting animals and nature. Maybe cloning is the way to save all endangered animals.(1)、What is Dolly like?A、It is like other ordinary sheep we often see. B、It is a bit like the ewe. C、It is exactly like the ewe researchers took genes from. D、It is like a perfect sheep that researchers want to make.(2)、What is the technology scientists use to clone animals?A、They use the technology of animal improvement. B、they take genes from an animal and use them to make a copy of it. C、They change the genes of a ewe and then get them improved. D、They combine advantages of some animals to make a better one.(3)、By studying cloning, scientists can____.A、make copies of many famous people in the world. B、start a new industry where many more people may find jobs. C、find ways to feed the whole world. D、improve our health and produce fine animals.(4)、From the passage we can learn that____.A、people are all for the technology of cloning. B、only scientists are interested in cloning. C、people don't hold the same opinion about cloning. D、all the people think cloning unacceptable.
8、阅读理解 Part-time jobs for 15 and 16 years olds
Waiter / Waitress
A job as a waiter or waitress is a good choice for 16-year-olds. Not only can one earn $9-$12 an hour, but they can also get the tips (小费). Most people that visit a restaurant don't just have good food. They come here to relax and have a good time. Besides serving food quickly, a young waiter who talks to them politely with a smile on his face will make the diners enjoy their time at the restaurant.
Work in a library
If one is fond of books, working in a library is another suitable choice. Besides the pay is good, it offers a lot of free time when students can actually sit down and finish their homework. So on returning home, they would have time to hang around with friends or just relax. So working in a library is an excellent part-time job for teens, especially for school students.
There are many ways of making money through online jobs like clicking on advertisements, visiting sites and signing up with them. However, such online jobs don't pay well. A better Internet job for teens is to complete online surveys. These are quite simple surveys that usually ask one about his/ her opinions and ideas. Many companies use these ideas to make products designed for teenagers.(1)、What does the writer think of the job as a waiter/waitress?A、It needs a period of training. B、It pays much more than other jobs. C、It can improve one's leadership skills. D、Making diners comfortable is part of the job.(2)、A student who is busy with his research paper will probably choose to work ______.A、in a restaurant B、in a library C、on the Internet D、in an IT company(3)、The writer wrote this text to ______.A、tell us the importance of doing part-time jobs B、advise teenagers how to choose a part-time job C、teach young people how to make lots of money D、introduce his/her experience of doing part-time jobs(4)、Why do some companies ask the teens to do surveys?A、The teens have more free time. B、They can pay less to the teens. C、They need advice to make products for teens. D、The teens usually express their true opinions.
9、阅读理解 George Bernard Shaw, the greatest and funniest British dramatist of the first half of the 20th century, was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26th, 1856. His early life was not happy. His father was a selfish man who drank too much and could not support his family properly. His mother was a disappointed, unhappy woman who found more pleasure in studying music than in her children. Shaw and his two sisters received little love and attention from their mother while they were young. At the age of ten Shaw entered school. At first he was the best student, but soon he was at or near the bottom of his class.
Although he did not like school, Shaw was a good, bright, curious student. His lifelong interest in everything from music and art to machines and medicine began at school. The interests of this tireless schoolboy were literature and music. He often entertained his classmates with stories he read.
Early at the age of fifteen, he went to work in an office. He did well as an office clerk, but after five years he decided that he wanted to be a writer. He left Ireland and went to London, where he began to write seriously. Seventy-four years later the great dramatist died.(1)、What's the main idea of this passage?A、It's a story about George Bernard Shaw B、It refers to George Shaw's mother. C、George Bernard Shaw was telling his schooling. D、The remark is connected with all the dramatists in Britain.(2)、What does the underlined word “selfish” in the first paragraph mean?A、Impossible B、Reasonable C、Remarkable D、Irresponsible(3)、Shaw grew up____.A、without his parent's love B、in the school. C、with his sisters' help D、in a hungry family.(4)、Shaw's mother____, so she took an interest in music.A、had little knowledge B、was disappointed with her husband C、couldn't look after her children D、hoped to be an actress.
高考:College Entrance Examination
正确评价自己:have a correct estimation of oneself
How are you doing? I'm glad to have received your letter.
I hardly remember my grandmother. She used to holding me on her knees and sing old songs. I was only four when she passes away. She is just a distant memory for me now.
I remember my grandfather very much. He was tall, with broad shoulder and a beard that turned from black toward gray over the years. He had a deep voice, which set himself apart from others in our small town, he was strong and powerful. In a fact, he even scared my classmates away during they came over to play or do homework with me. However, he was the gentlest man I have never known.
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. For,it is a useful way to release their(press). 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 favorthis activity. Today the Internet is playingimportant and essential role in our life .Therefore, as high school students of the Information Age, we need to learn to make use of this(mean) tool to communicate and display ourselves. What's more, opening and organizing micro blogs need various abilities such as 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 itmatters. We should take the advantages and avoid some bad effects.
I was watching a TV series one night when I took in one scene. A man was seeking his community votes, and people 1 wanted to know why they should give him their 2. He took them to his house and on every 3 in his house was the word “Faith” pasted. People raised lots of 4 to find out why the word was pasted on his mirrors. He said, “My dad often 5 me to believe that as long as you have 6 , you should have faith. Every time you look into the mirror, you're looking at yourself and see 'Faith'. ”
The 7 I learned from this is simple — faith is a living thing and in the same way we're all 8 given 24 hours a day and we're all given the same measure of faith. Faith keeps us going when things get 9 ! Why is some people's faith stronger than that of others? Exercise! If we choose to exercise our faith, it will 10 ; but if we choose not to, it remains weak. Some people might 11 that they don't have faith, but we all practice faith every day even if we don't12 it was faith. Daily 13 , such as studying, investing or reaching for a dream, take faith.
Faith 14 hearing and doing. I made a decision yesterday — to 15 reading the newspaper full of too much sad and16news. Why? Because I 17 there was a drop of my mental state after reading the newspapers.
Faith, when it's put to18, becomes a beautiful thing, It lifts your mental state to a higher place that19 you to raise yourself up and declare, “Yes we can.” So make the decision today to strengthen your faith by 20it.（1）A 、bravely B 、briefly C 、mostly D 、finally（2）A 、support B 、instruction C 、pity D 、information（3）A 、wall B 、mirror C 、picture D 、book（4）A 、voices B 、questions C 、rules D 、standards（5）A 、teaches B 、permits C 、forces D 、promises（6）A 、friendship B 、breath C 、wealth D 、success（7）A 、lesson B 、view C 、choice D 、example（8）A 、extremely B 、freely C 、equally D 、frequently（9）A 、strange B 、different C 、funny D 、rough（10）A 、stay B 、return C 、slow D 、grow（11）A 、argue B 、realize C 、understand D 、predict（12）A 、agree B 、appreciate C 、admire D 、acknowledge（13）A 、services B 、steps C 、tasks D 、experiment（14）A 、dreams of B 、comes from C 、feels like D 、keeps on（15）A 、consider B 、delay C 、stop D 、risk（16）A 、various B 、genuine C 、latest D 、negative（17）A 、heard B 、noticed C 、declared D 、explained（18）A 、check B 、list C 、work D 、sleep（19）A 、warns B 、causes C 、orders D 、forbids（20）A 、exercising B 、forming C 、obtaining D 、thinking
14、任务型阅读 Africa is a very diverse land with many different tribes. One tradition that many of these groups share is painting or marking their bodies and faces in color. They do this for many reasons. Some marks are used to identify people as part of a group. Let's look at some different examples of body painting.
Among the Masai of East Africa, when men are old enough to marry and make decisions for their people, they participate in a special ceremony in which they paint their heads and faces red. This ceremony takes place every seven to fourteen years, so there is not an exact age for participating in it. The Samburu, also from East Africa, like to paint their faces and hair red because they think it looks attractive.
To show that he has killed a lion, a man will paint his body with a natural white material, making special marks to represent this accomplishment. The Masai men also use this white to show that they are no longer boys and are considered adults.
One quite unusual example of face painting is done by the Wodaabe people of West Africa. Once a year, they have a beauty contest for men. Then they add white and black circles and lines. Black paint is used near the eyes and on the lips to draw attention to the whiteness of their eyes and teeth, which the Wodaabe consider most beautiful.
As you travel, enjoy the beautiful and bright colors of Africa.
A.Red is the common color in body painting because it often represents health and long life.
B.Other marks are used for ceremonies such as weddings and during times of war.
C.The ceremony expresses hope for rain.
D.The Masai men also have a unique way of showing that they are brave.
E.The women then decide which man they like best.
F.The men pretend to fight each other.
G.The men paint their faces yellow and red.
15、阅读理解 Generations of children grew up reading comic(漫画) books secretly, hiding out from parents and teachers who saw them as a waste of time and a risk to young minds. Comics are now gaining a new respectability at school. That is thanks to an increasingly popular and creative programme, often aimed at struggling readers, that encourages children to plot, write and draw comic books, in many cases using themes from their own lives.
The Comic Book Project was started in 2001 by Michael Bitz at an elementary school in Queens. Since its creation, the programme, which is mainly conducted after school, has spread to more than 850 schools across the country. It has gotten a big push from the craze(狂热) among adolescents for comic book clubs and for Manga, a widly popular variety of comic originating in Japan.
The point is not to drop a comic book on a child's desk and say “read this”. Rather, the workshops give groups of students the opportunity to collaborate(合著) on often complex stories and charac-ters that they then revise, publish and share with others in their communities.
Teachers are finding it easier to teach writing, grammar and punctuation with material that students are fully invested in(投入). And it turns out that comic books have other built-in advantages. The pairing of visual and written plotlines that they rely on appear to be especially helpful to struggling readers. No one is suggesting that comic books should substitute for traditional books or for standard reading and composition lessons. Teachers who would once have dismissed comics out of hand are learning to exploit(利用) a style that clearly has a powerful hold on young minds. They are using what works.(1)、Which of the following is probably the best title of the passage?A、Japanese Comic Books. B、Comic Books in the Classroom. C、Reading Efficiently. D、A Current Craze.(2)、The main purpose of the Comic Book Project is to .A、develop the cooperation among adolescents B、make sure that students live a rich and colourful life after school C、help students who have some difficulty in reading D、popularize a new method of teaching(3)、It can be inferred that .A、comic books were first used in Japaneseschools B、parents have different opinions about their children reading comic books C、more and more teachers will realize the advan-tages of comic books D、comic books will be allowed to enter all the schools in the country
16、阅读理解 You can't always predict a heavy rain or remember your umbrella. But designer Mikhail Belyaev doesn't think that forgetting to check the weather forecast before heading out should result in you getting wet. That's why he created Lampbrella, a lamp post with its own rain-sensing umbrella.
The designer says he came up with the idea after watching people get wet on streets in Russia. “Once, I was driving on a central Saint Petersburg street and saw the street lamps lighting up people trying to hide from the rain. I thought it would be appropriate to have a canopy(伞蓬) built into a street lamp,” he said.
The Lampbrella is a standard-looking street lamp fitted with an umbrella canopy. It has a built-in electric motor which can open or close the umbrella on demand Sensors(传感器) then ensure that the umbrella offers pedestrians shelter whenever it starts raining.
In addition to the rain sensor, there's also a 360°motion sensor on the fiberglass street lamp which detects whether anyone is using the Lampbrella. After three minutes of not being used the canopy is closed.
According to the designer, the Lampbrella would move at a relatively low speed, so as not to cause harm to the pedestrians. Besides, it would be grounded to protect from possible lightning strike. Each Lampbrella would offer enough shelter for several people. Being installed(安装) at 2 metres off the ground, it would only be a danger for the tallest of pedestrians.
While there are no plans to take the Lampbrella into production, Belyaev says he recently introduced his creation to one Moscow Department, and insists his creation could be installed on any street where a lot of people walk but there are no canopies to provide shelter.(1)、What do we know from Belyacv's words in Paragraph 2?A、His creation was inspired by an experience. B、It rains a lot in the city of Saint Petersburg. C、Street lamps are protected by canopies. D、He enjoyed taking walks in the rain.(2)、Which of the following show how the lampbrella works?A、motor→canopy→sensors B、sensors→motor→canopy C、motor→sensors→canopy D、canopy→motor→sensors(3)、What does Paragraph 5 mainly tell us about the lampbrella?A、Its moving speed. B、Its appearance. C、Its installation. D、Its safety.(4)、What can be inferred from the last paragraph?A、The designer will open a company to promote his product. B、The lampbrella could be put into immediate production. C、The designer is confident that his creation is practical. D、The lampbrella would be put on show in Moscow.
17、阅读理解 Our news is constantly filled with the reality of death and dying. And each of us, if we live long enough, experiences the loss of persons we loved. Children ages eight through ten were asked what they thought about death,and these are some of their answers:
“When you die,God takes care of you like your mother did. When you were alive,only God doesn't yell at you all the time.''(Beth,9)
“When you die,they bury you in the ground and your soul goes to heaven,but your body can't go to heaven because it's too crowded there already.” (Jimmy, 8)
“Only the good people go to heaven. The other people go where it's hot all the time like in Florida. ” (Judy,9)
“Doctors help you so you won't die until you pay their bills.”(Stephanie,9)
I've observed that the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult things we humans can face. I've known friends of sick and dying people to sit by a bedside or in a hospital room for hours,even days, at a time. I've seen food in homes of people who are dying overflow from kitchen to dining room—food brought by comforting friends from church and con cerned neighbours. And I've observed friends just listen for as long as it takes.
When U.S. Congressman Sam Rayburn (1882—1961) discovered that he was ill,he announced to the House of Representatives he was going home to Texas for medical tests. Some wondered why he did not stay in Washington where there were excellent medical facilities. His answer was a beautiful tribute (颂词) to friendship:"Bonham is a place where people know it when you're sick,and where they care when you die. ”
No one wants to go through difficult times alone. So Rayburn traded the best of medical technology for the closeness of loving friends. He knew that good friends are good medicine. Often the best.(1)、According to the passage, the four children's answers show .A、they have the same idea on death B、they have different opinions on death C、they have experienced death D、they have the loss of their parents(2)、What's the opinion of the author on friendship?A、Caring friends is necessary in times of happiness. B、Caring friends is necessary in time of trouble. C、It's easy for human to face the loss of a relative. D、Everyone needs to face the loss of a friend.(3)、What was Sam Rayburn most concerned about when ill?A、The closeness of loving friends. B、The medical examination. C、The excellent medical facilities. D、The development of his home.(4)、What's the best title of the passage?A、Friendship Cannot Stand Always on One Side. B、A Friend Is Easier Lost Than Found. C、True Friendship Lasts Forever. D、Good Friends Are Good Medicine.
Low-Cost Gifts for Mother's Day Gift
Gift No. I
Offer to be your mother's health friend. Promise to be there for any and all doctor's visits whether a disease or a regular medical check-up. Most mothers always say “no need,” another set of eyes and ears is always a good idea at a doctor's visit. The best part ? This one is free.
Gift No. 2
Help your mother organize all of her medical records, which include the test results and medical information. Put them all in one place. Be sure to make a list of all of her medicines and what times she takes them. “Having all this information in one place could end up saving your mother's life,” Dr. Marie Savard said.
Gift No. 3
Enough sleep is connected to general health conditions. “Buy your mother cotton sheets and comfortable pillows to encourage better sleep,” Savard said. “We know that good sleep is very important to our health.”
Gift No. 4
Some gift companies such as Presents for Purpose allow you to pay it forward this Mother's Day by picking gifts in which 10 percent of the price you pay goes to a charity (慈善机构). Gift givers can choose from a wide variety of useful but inexpensive things ---- many of which are “green” ---- and then choose a meaningful charity from a list. When your mother gets the gift, she will be told that she has helped the chosen charity.(1)、What are you advised to do for your mother at doctor's visits?A、Take notes. B、Be with her. C、Buy medicine. D、Give her gifts.(2)、What can be a gift of organization for your mother?A、Keeping her medical information together. B、Buying all gifts for her from one company. C、Making a list of her medical check-ups. D、Storing her medicines in a safe place.(3)、Where can you find a gift idea to improve your mother's sleep?A、In Gift No. 1. B、In Gift No. 2. C、In Gift No. 3. D、In Gift No. 4.(4)、Buying gifts from Presents for Purpose allows mothers to______.A、enjoy good sleep B、be well-organized C、bet extra support D、give others help
Dear Sir / Madam,
As it is known to us, fewer and fewer students do sports regular, which makes them weak and easily tired.
There have many reasons for this. First of all, some of the students complain that they have too many homework, result in less time to take exercise. Beside, some of them think that it is very difficult for them to keep doing exercise, because it is very hard thing.
For lack of physical activities, many students were in poor health. I suggest that our school must take measures to encourage more students to take part in sports. For us students, no matter what busy we are, it is necessary to spare some time to do exercise.