C) Read the passage and fill the blanks with proper words (14分)
A thousand years ago, Hong Kong was covered by a thick forest. As more and more people came to live in Hong Kong, these trees were cut down and burnt. Now there is no forest left, though there are still some small areas covered with trees. We call these “woods”.
Elephants, tigers and many o 86 animals were living in the thick forest. When people came to live in Hong Kong, the animals began to die out. Early farmers grew rice and r 87 pigs and chickens in the valleys. They cut down the trees and burnt them. They needed fire to keep t 88 __ warm in winter, to cook their food and to drive away the dangerous animals. Elephants quickly d 89 because there was not enough food for them. So did most of the wolves and tigers.
You might think that there are no longer any animals in Hong Kong e 90 inthe zoos, but there are still about 36 different animals living there. One of the most lovely of Hong Kong’s animals is the barking deer. These are beautiful little animals w 91 arich brown coat and a white patch under the tail. They look like deer but they are much smaller. They are less than two feet high. They make a noise rather like a dog barking. In Hong Kong the barking deer has only one r 92 enemy – men. People hunt these little animals though it is illegal (违法的). There are now not many barking deer left. So it is important for people to protect these wild animals.
D)Answer the questions(12分)
The family man?
Father was a hardworking man who tried his best to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better-paid job, except for Sundays. Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best things that money could buy.
Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often wished to spend more time with his family.
The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Father passed with a good mark! Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor (主管), which paid quite well.
However, the family still did not get to see Father for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to get the position of manager. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing everything for them. But he often wished to spend more time with his family.
Father’s hard work paid off and he was promoted（提升. Excitedly, he decided to hire a maid so his wife did not have to do the housework any more. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, and it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the comfort of acondominium (公寓). Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father decided to further his studies and work at being promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him again.
As expected, Father’s hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium near the coast of Singapore. On the first Sunday evening in their new home, Father told his family that he had decided not to take any more courses or pursue (追求) any more promotions. From then on he was going to spend more time with his family.
Father did not wake up the next day.
93. Father worked seven days a week, didn’t he?
94. Why did Father work and study hard?
95. What was Father’s first well-paid job?
96. What did the family complain about Father?
97. Where did Father manage to buy a beautiful condominium for his family?
98. Do you want to have the “Father” in your family? Why or why not?
99. Write a passage of at least 60 words on the topic “________set a good example for us”. ( 以“_________ 为我们树立了好榜样”为题写一篇不少于60个词的短文，标点符号不占格。)
Sentence patterns for reference （以下问题仅供参考）
- Who set a good example for you?
- What did he/she do to set the good example for you?
- What do you want to learn from him/her?