第二部分:知识运用(共两节,45分)
单项填空(共15小题:每小题1分,共15分)
从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
例:It’s so nice to hear from her again ______, we last met more than thirty years ago.
A. What’s more B. That’s to say
C. In other words D. Believe it or not
答案是D。

21. —Look at those clouds!
—Don’t worry. ______ it rains, we’ll still have a great time.
A. Even if B.As though C. In case D. If only

22. By the time you have finished this book, your meal ______ cold.
A. gets B. has got C. will get D.is getting

23. One learns a language by making mistakes and ______ them.
A. corrects B. correct C.to correct D. correcting

24. Jerry did not regret giving the comment but felt ______ he could have expressed it differently.
A. why B. how C. that D. whether

25. George said that he would come to school to see me the next day, but he ______.
A. wouldn’t B. didn’t C. hasn’t D. hadn’t

26. When deeply absorbed in work, ______ he often was,he would forget all about eating or sleeping.
A. that B. which C. where D. when

27. _______ with care, one tin will last for six weeks.
A. Use B. Using C. Used D. To use

28. Many people have donated that type of blood; however, the blood bank needs _____.
A. some B. less C. much D. more

29. —Have you heard about that fire in the market?
— Yes, fortunately no one _____.
A. hurt B. was hurt C. has hurt D. had been hurt

30. Our friendship _____ quickly over the weeks that followed.
A. had developed B. was developing
C. would develop D. developed

31. ______ at the door before you enter my room, please.
A. Knock B. Knocking C. Knocked D. To knock

33. We ______ the difficulty together, but why didn’t you tell me?
A. should face B. might face
C. could have faced D. must have faced

34. Do you think this shirt is too tight ____ the shoulders?
A. at B. on C. to D. across

35. Don’t handle the vase as if it ____ made of steel.
A. is B. were C. has been D. had been

第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,共30分)
阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
Inspiration
“Mama, when I grow up, I’m going to be one of those!” I said this after seeing the Capital Dancing Company perform when I was three. It was the first time that my __36__ took on a vivid form and acted as something important to start my training. As I grew older and was __37__ to more, my interests in the world of dance __38__ varied but that little girl’s dream of someday becoming a __39__ in the company never left me. In the summer of 2005 when I was 18, I received the phone call which made that dream a __40__; I became a member of the company __41__ back to 1925.

As I look back on that day now, it surely __42__ any sense of reality. I believe I stayed in a state of pleasant disbelief __43__ I was halfway through rehearsals (排练) on my first day. I never actually __44__ to get the job. After being offered the position, I was completely __45__. I remember shaking with excitement.

Though I was absolutely thrilled with the change, it did not come without its fair share of __46__. Through the strict rehearsal period of dancing six days a week, I found it vital to __47__ up the material fast with every last bit of concentration. It is that extreme __48__ to detail (细节) and stress on practice that set us __49__. To then follow those high-energy rehearsals __50__ a busy show schedule of up to five performances a day, I discovered a new __51__ of the words “hard work.” What I thought were my physical __52__ were pushed much further than I thought __53__. I learned to make each performance better than the last.

Today, when I look at the unbelievable company that I have the great __54__ of being a part of, not only as a member, but as a dance captain, I see a __55__ that has inspired not only generations of little girls but a splendid company that continues to develop and grow-and inspires people every day to follow their dreams.

36. A. hobby B. plan C. dream D. word

37. A connected B. expanded C. exposed D. extended

38. A. rarely B. certainly C. probably D. consistently

39. A. director B. trainer C. leader D. dancer

40. A. symbol B. memory C. truth D. reality

41. A. bouncing B. dating C. turning D. tracking

42. A. lacks B. adds C. makes D. brings

43. A. while B. since C. until D. when

44. A. Cared B. Expected C. Asked D. Decided

45. A. motivated B. relaxed C. convinced D. astonished

46. A. challenges B. profits C. advantages D. adventures

47. A. put B. mix C. build D. pick

48. A. Attention B. association C. attraction D. adaptation

49. A. apart B. aside C. off D. back

50. A. over B. by C. with D. beyond

51. A. function B. meaning C. expression D. usage

52. A. boundaries B. problems C. barriers D. efforts

53. A. necessary B. perfect C. proper D. possible

54. A. talent B. honor C. potential D. responsibility

55. A. victory B. trend C. tradition D. desire