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  It was at least two months before Christmas when nine?year old  Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle. As Christmas drew nearer, her desire for a bicycle seemed to fade, or so we thought. We bought the latest rage, Baby?Sitter's Club dolls, and a doll house. Then, much to our surprise, on December 23rd, she said that she “really wanted a bike more than anything else.” It was just too late , what with all the details of preparing Christmas dinner and buying last?minute gifts, to take the time to select the right bike for our little girl. So, here we were Christmas Eve around 9:00 p.m., with Almie and her six-year-old brother, Dylan, nestled snug1 in their beds. Now we could only think of the bicycle and the disappointment of our child.” What if I make a little bicycle out of clay () and write a note that she could trade the clay model in for a real bike?” her dad asked. “This is an expensive item and she is ‘such a big girl,' it would be much better for her to pick it out.” So he spent the next four hours painstakingly2 working with clay to make a tiny bike. On Christmas morning, we were excited for Almie to open the little hear shaped package with the beautiful red and white clay bike and the note. Finally, she opened it and read the note aloud. “Does this mean that I trade in this bike that Daddy made me for a real one?” Beaming, I said, “Yes.” Almie had tears in her eyes when she replied, “I could never trade in this beautiful bicycle that Daddy made me. I'd rather keep this than get a real bike.” At that moment, we would have moved heaven and earth to buy her every bicycle on the planet!

56?Choose the right time order of the following events.

a?The girl asked for a new bike.

b?The girl opened the little heart shaped package.

c?The parents bought the girl a modern and popular doll.

d?The father made the girl a bike with clay.

e?The girl would rather keep the clay bike than get a real one .

A?a, b, c, e, d        B?a, c, d, b, e

C?a, c, b, d, e        D?a, b, d, c, e

57?Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?

A?The parents wanted the girl to have the clay bike for ever.

B?Tears were in the girl's eyes because she didn't like the present at all.

C?The girl never lost her desire for a bike.

D?The parents paid little attention to the daughter's desire for a bike.

58?Why did Dad make the clay bicycle?

A?He wanted his daughter to buy a real one .

B?He didn't want to disappoint his daughter.

C?He thought his daughter would like it .

D?He wanted to give his daughter a surprise.

59?What can be inferred from the last sentence?

A?The parents were happy and encouraged.

B?The parents felt comfortable and relaxed.

C?The parents were moved and felt proud of the girl.

D?The parents felt disappointed and sorry for the girl.


  Disposing (处理)of waste has been  a problem since humans started producing it. As more and more people choose to live close together in cities, the waste?disposal problem becomes in-creasingly difficult. During the eighteenth century, it was usual for several neighboring towns to get together to select a faraway spot as a dump site. Residents or trash haulers(垃圾拖运者) would transport household rubbish, rotted wood, and old possessions to the site. Periodically3 some of the trash was burned and the rest was buried. The unpleasant sights and smells caused no problem because nobody lived close by. Factories, mills, and other industrial sites also had waste to be disposed of. Those located on rivers often just dumped the unwanted remains4 into the water. Others built huge burners with chimneys to deal with the problem. Several facts make these choices unacceptable to modern society. The first problem is space. Dumps, which are now called landfills, are most needed in heavily populated areas. Such areas rarely have empty land suitable for this purpose. Property is either too expensive or too close to residential5 neighborhoods. Long distance trash hauling6 has been a common practice, but once farm areas are refusing to accept rubbish from elsewhere, cheap land within trucking distance of major city areas is almost nonexistent. Awareness7 (意识) of pollution dangers has resulted in more strict rules of waste disposal. Pollution of rivers, ground water, land and air is a price people cannot longer pay to get rid of waste. The amount of waste, however, continues to grow.

Recycling efforts have become commonplace8, and many towns require their people to take part. Even the most efficient recycling programs, however, can hope to deal with only about 50 percent of a city's reusable waste. 

60?The most suitable title for this passage would be       .

A?Places for Disposing Waste     B?Waste Pollution Dangers

C?Ways of Getting Rid of Waste   D?Waste Disposal Problem

61?During the 18th century, people disposed their waste in many ways EXCEPT for         .

A?burying it             B?recycling it

C?burning it             D?throwing it into rivers

62?What can be inferred from the fourth paragraph?

A?Farm areas accept waste from the city in modern society.

B?There is cheap land to bury waste in modern society.

C?It is difficult to find space to bury waste in modern society.

D?Ways to deal with waste in modern society stay the same.

63?The main purpose of writing this article is to        .

A?draw people's attention to waste management

B?warn people of the pollution dangers we are facing

C?call on people to take part in recycling programs

D?tell people a better way to get rid of the waste


  You are standing9 under the most famous neon lights in the centre of London, waiting to cross the road. Suddenly the traffic stops. You hear the distant sounds of cheering, clapping and shouting. Then, like a multi-colored train, 2, 000 people with wheels on their feet zoom10 past you .You have just witnessed the London Skate, a twice?weekly roller-skate event that attracts people in their hundreds and thousands London Skate is a completely free tour of the streets of London—the only condition is that you go along on roller-skates. It lasts between two and three hours and by the end of it you have skated between 10 and 12 miles.

The skate snakes sound the streets of London along several different routes. Many of the routes pass by tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.

Marshals11(交通协调员)go ahead of the group, stopping the traffic so that people can skate as safely as possible. Everyone is welcome to take part and people from the age of 4 to 63 years old join the fun. “I love it very much, it is amazing. It feels just like a carnival(狂欢节)” said Celeste Beverage12 regular skater.

Roller-skating is really taking off across Europe and America. It is a very good way to keep fit and can be practised anywhere there is a smooth surface. Many big cities in Western Europe and in the US now have a regular group skating event.

The biggest skates take place in Paris and Munich and tens of thousands of fans show up on warm evenings. “Roller-skating is taking over the world,” said Julian Grenoble, a 25-year-old ski shop employee from London. Grenoble went to the Paris-Roller(Paris skate) regularly until he moved to Britain.

“It's so exciting to skate in Pairs. Everyone skates so fast and puts in their best efforts!” he said. The Paris?Roller is well known because of the huge attendance13, the presence of marshals and the police protection. Paris is a great city for roller-skating because of its long wide streets and smooth surfaces. Roller-skating is also becoming more popular in China among young people and children. Skating fans' favorite places to practice in China are big squares.

64?This article mainly talks about

A?places and streets for roller-skating    B?roller-skating in big cities

C?London Skate Event         D?roller skaters in different countries

65?The underlined phrase taking off in the passage means

A?rising from the ground         B?becoming popular

C?setting out                   D?getting exciting

66?We can infer from the passage that London Skate Event

A?is probably supported by the city government

B?attracts a great many tourist from all over the world

C?usually causes a lot of traffic problems

D?draws people of all ages into the sport

67?Paris is regarded as one of the most suitable places for roller-skating because

A?a large under of roller players attend it

B?the police protect the roller skaters

C?the streets are safe, wide and smooth

D?the event usually takes place on warm evenings


Put sunscreen on before going out in the sun .

Take it with you.

Use it

—after a swim

—every hour or so while playing outdoors

—if you get sweaty.

Cover up when the sun is overhead

—10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

—especially at lunch time.

Get your suntan gradually and not too much.

Controlled exposure to sunshine helps avoid skin cancer.

Ask your chemist to recommend a suitable sunscreen.

Queensland Cancer Fund


Spring Hill,QLD.4000

Phone (07) 839 7077

Provided for community awareness by the Queensland Cancer

68. This passage is most likely to be

A  an article from a student text book

B  a direction from a bottle of medicine

C  an advertisement from a newspaper

D?a suggestion from a chemist

69?Which statement is true?

A?The more you get sunshine, the better your health will be.

B?You'll never have skin cancer with controlled exposure.

C?You mustn't stay outside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

D?You should frequently put on sunscreen while playing outdoors.

70?According to the passage we can see that Queensland Cancer Fund wants to           .

A?sell sunscreen, shirt and hat

B?encourage people to play in the sun

C?help people guard against skin cancer

D?make money out of sunscreen

71?If you want a sunscreen , you should ask       for advice.

A?the seller      B?the advertiser

C?your parents   D?your doctor


   Shyness is the cause of much unhappiness for a great many people. Shy people are anxious and self-conscious; that is, they are over concerned with their own appearance and actions. Worrisome thoughts are constantly occurring in their minds: what kind of impression am I making? Do they like me? Do I sound stupid? Am I wearing unattractive clothes?

It is obvious that such uncomfortable feelings must affect people unfavorably. Adperson’s self concept is reflected in the way he or she behaves and the way a person behaves affects other people's reactions. In general, the way people think about themselves has a deep affect on all areas of their lives. Shy people ,have low self-esteem(自尊),are likely to be passive and easily influenced by others. They need reassurance14 that they are doing “the right thing”. Shy people are very sensitive to criticism. It makes them feel inferior15(自卑).They also find it difficult to be pleased by praises because they believe they are unworthy of praise .A shy person may respond to a praise with a statement like this one:” You’re just saying that to make me feel good .I know it's not true.” It is clear that, while self?awareness is a healthy quality, overdoing17 it is harmful. Can shyness be completely got rid of ,or at least reduced? Fortunately, people can overcome shyness with determination. It is important for people to accept their weaknesses as well as their strengths, for example, not fair for them to label themselves inferior because they have to be realistic. Living on the impossible leads to absence of inferiority. Each one of us has his or her own characteristics. We are interested in our own personal ways. The better we understand ourselves. the easier it becomes to live up to our chances for a rich and fulfilling life.

72?The first paragraph is mainly about

A?the thoughts of shy people         B?the cause of shyness

C?the effect of shyness on people

D?the questions in the minds of shy people

73?According to the wirter, self?awareness is

A?harmful to people          B?a weak point of shy people

C?the cause of unhappiness   D?a good characteristic

74?What is the shy people's reaction to praise?

A?They are pleased by it       B. They feel it is not true

C?They are very sensitive to it   D. They feel thty are worthy16 of it

75?We can learn from the passage that shyness can

A?help us to live up to our full development

B?enable us to understand ourselves better

C?block our chances for a successful life

D?have nothing to do with lack of self esteem


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1 snug 3TvzG     
  • He showed us into a snug little sitting room.他领我们走进了一间温暖而舒适的小客厅。
  • She had a small but snug home.她有个小小的但很舒适的家。
2 painstakingly painstakingly     
adv. 费力地 苦心地
  • Every aspect of the original has been closely studied and painstakingly reconstructed. 原作的每一细节都经过了仔细研究,费尽苦心才得以重现。
  • The cause they contrived so painstakingly also ended in failure. 他们惨淡经营的事业也以失败而告终。
3 periodically ElzzvQ     
  • The geyser erupts periodically. 间歇泉周期性地喷发。
  • Economic crises recur periodically. 经济危机周期性地发生。
4 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
5 residential kkrzY3     
  • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city.市长视察了该市的住宅区。
  • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college.住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
6 hauling 99db0f035222bc97b91f21c8c63b68a9     
拖,拉( haul的现在分词 ); 运送; 传讯; 强迫(某人)去某处
  • They went down to the shore to watch the fishermen hauling in their nets. 他们跑到岸边看渔民拖网。
  • They had little difficulty in finding it. but hauling it out of the water proved to be a serious problem. 馅饼盘不难找到,但是把它拖出水面却是个严重的问题。
7 awareness 4yWzdW     
  • There is a general awareness that smoking is harmful.人们普遍认识到吸烟有害健康。
  • Environmental awareness has increased over the years.这些年来人们的环境意识增强了。
8 commonplace RXfyq     
  • Soon it will be commonplace for men to travel to the moon.人们去月球旅行很快就会成为常事。
  • What he has said is a mere commonplace view.他所说的不过是尘俗之见而已。
9 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
10 zoom VenzWT     
  • The airplane's zoom carried it above the clouds.飞机的陡直上升使它飞到云层之上。
  • I live near an airport and the zoom of passing planes can be heard night and day.我住在一个飞机场附近,昼夜都能听到飞机飞过的嗡嗡声。
11 marshals 7f404ff981e9295c1055e266ff54b70e     
元帅( marshal的名词复数 ); 典礼官; 执法官; 消防局长
  • The grand prix is controlled by well-trained marshals. 大奖赛由训练有素的典礼官协调指挥。
  • It marshals the same antibody response to both of them. 它对两者作出的抗体反应都是一样的。
12 beverage 0QgyN     
  • The beverage is often colored with caramel.这种饮料常用焦糖染色。
  • Beer is a beverage of the remotest time.啤酒是一种最古老的饮料。
13 attendance qvFzZ     
  • The attendance of this class never dropped off.这个班的出席人数从未下降。
  • The young man danced attendance on his rich aunt.这个年轻人小心侍候他有钱的姑妈。
14 reassurance LTJxV     
  • He drew reassurance from the enthusiastic applause.热烈的掌声使他获得了信心。
  • Reassurance is especially critical when it comes to military activities.消除疑虑在军事活动方面尤为关键。
15 inferior ebXzc     
  • These oranges are inferior to those I bought last week.这些桔子没我上个周买的好。
  • They sell inferior goods at that store.那家商店卖劣等货。
16 worthy vftwB     
  • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我认为他不值得信赖。
  • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.没有值得一提的事发生。
17 overdoing 89ebeb1ac1e9728ef65d83e16bb21cd8     
v.做得过分( overdo的现在分词 );太夸张;把…煮得太久;(工作等)过度
  • He's been overdoing things recently. 近来他做事过分努力。 来自辞典例句
  • You think I've been overdoing it with the work thing? 你认为我对工作的关注太过分了吗? 来自电影对白