1. He didn’t make ________ clear when and where the meeting would be held.
A. this B. that C. it D. these
2. — Could you turn the TV down a little bit?
— ________. Is it disturbing you?
A. Take it easy. B. I’m sorry. C. Not a bit D. It depends
3. I wanted to catch ________early train, but couldn’t get ________ ride to the station.
A. an, the B. /, the C. an, / D. the, a
4. ________ fire, all exits must be kept clear.
A. In place of B. Instead of C. In case of D. In spite of
5. Hardly could he ________ this amount of work in such a short time.
A. get through B. get off C. get into D. get down
6. The glass doors have taken the place of the wooden ones at the entrance, ________ in the natural light during the day.
A. to let B. letting C. let D. having let
7. Lucy has ________ all of the goals she set for herself in high school and is ready for new challenges at university.
A. acquired B. finished C. concluded D. achieved
8. It is difficult for us to learn a lesson in life ________ we’ve actually had that lesson.
A. until B. after C. since D. when
9. A new ________ bus service to Tianjin Airport started to operate two months ago.
A. normal B. usual C. regular D. common
10. — I apologize for not being able to join you for dinner.
— ________. We’ll get together later.
A. Go ahead B. Not to worry C. That’s right D. Don’t mention it
11. Those successful deaf dancers think that dancing is an activity ________ sight matters more than hearing.
A. when B. whose C. which D. where
12. One thousand dollars a month is not a fortune but would help cover my living ________.
A. bills B. expenses C. prices D. charges
13. If Newton lived today, he would be surprise by what ____ in science and technology.
A. had discovered B. had been discovered
C. has discovered D. has been discovered
14. The final score of the basketball match was 93-94. We were only ________ beaten.
A. nearly B. slightly C. narrowly D. lightly
15. The seaside here draws a lot of tourists every summer. Warm sunshine and soft sands make ________ it is.
A. what B. which C. how D. where
阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从16－35各题所给的A. B. C. D四个选项中，选出最佳选项。
Roberta appeared on the stage. She took a deep breath and began to ___16___. Now she was Portia, a strong–willed ___17___ in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The theater was filled with people. She was speaking with a power she had never before experienced, the words flowing ___18___ form her.
___19___, Roberta had never acted in her life before the audition (选拔试演). She ___20___ being in front of other people. She was very ___21___ at school. She had never thought she was good enough at anything to ___22___ much attention. She stayed mostly to herself, making ___23___ friends. She had excellent grades, ___24___ she always thought that something was missing.
Two weeks before the audition, Robertsa’s mother had heard about it and ___25___ her to join in.
“I can’t think of anyone else better suited to ___26___ the part. Remember all the plays you used to act our for us?”
Her mother wouldn’t let the ___27___ drop. “You’re just a little scared (害怕). Everyone gets scared. You know you ___28___ do it. The trick is to look past the ___29___ to find the love of what you’re doing.”
So Roberta had made an appointment (预约) with the head of the Drama Club. She had read the play and found herself excited by the ___30___ of speaking such rich words. In secret she practiced Portia’s part, ___31___ the lines by repeating them over and over. It wasn’t hard; she ___32___ every minute of it. Every time she spoke the words, she had a new ___33___ of the lines, as if Shakespeare had written Portia on many levels.
On the day of the audition, she ___34___ two of Portia’s famous speeches for the auditors. When she had finished, the head of the Drama Club announced the ___35___ was hers.
16. A. sing B. dance C. speak D. report
17. A. member B. actress C. player D. character
18. A. weakly B. rapidly C. smoothly D. slowly
19. A. At first B. In fact C. After all D. In all
20. A. hated B. enjoyed C. appreciated D. regretted
21. A. honest B. shy C. polite D. patient
22. A. avoid B. focus C. pay D. attract
23. A. few B. a few C. several D. many
24. A. or B. so C. for D. but
25. A. forced B. requested C. encouraged D. reminded
26. A. accept B. play C. offer D. learn
27. A. role B. matter C. interest D. grade
28. A. can B. must C. may D. should
29. A. anger B. pain C. sadness D. fear
30. A. purpose B. way C. idea D. importance
31. A. memorizing B. organizing C. checking D. improving
32. A. disliked B. loved C. expected D. bore
33. A. considerationB. description C. selection D. understanding
34. A. practiced B. planned C. performed D. delivered
35. A. part B. play C. speech D. position
The city of Rome has passed a new to prevent cruelty to animals. All goldfish bowls are no longer allowed and dog owners must walk their dogs.
This comes after a national law was passed to give prison sentences to people who desert cats or dogs.
“The civilization of a city can be measured by this,” said Monica Carina, the councilor (议员) behind the new law.
“It’s good to do whatever we can for our animals who in exchange for a little love fill our existence with their attention,” she told a Rome newspaper.
The newspaper reported that round bowls don’t give enough oxygen for fish and may make them go blind.
“Rome has tried to protect fish more than anywhere else in the world. It stands out for recognizing that fish are interesting animals who deserve(值得) over respect and compassion every bit as much as dogs and cats and other animals,” said Karin Robertson, a director of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Last year a law was passed in Italy that gives people who desert pets big fines (罚款) and prison sentences. Since then local governments have added their own animal protection rules.
The northern city of Turin passed a law in April to give pet owners fines of up to ＄598 if they do not walk their dogs three times a day.
The new law in Rome also says that owners mustn’t leave their dogs in hot cars or cut their dogs’ tails to make them look lovelies. The law also gives legal recognition to the “cat ladies” who feed homeless cats. The cats live all over the city from ancient ruins to modern office car parks.
36. The new law passed in Rome will ________.
A. help improve fishing environment
B. guarantee better conditions for goldfish
C. stop people from catching goldfish
D. discourage keeping goldfish at home
38. The underlined word “compassion” in Paragraph 6 is the closest in meaning to ________.
A. pity B. praise C. support D. popularity
39. People may break the law in Turin if they ________.
A. keep their dogs or cats in cars
B. feed homeless animals in car parks
C. raise their cats near ancient ruins
D. shut their dogs home all day long
Charles Blackman：Alice in Wonderland
An Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Australia
June —12 August 2007
Venue (地点) The Ian Potter Centre
Admission Free entry
Charles Blackman is famous for his beautiful painting of dreams. In 1956, he heard for the first time Lewis Carroll’s extraordinary tale of Alice in Wonderland –the story of a Victorian girl who falls down a rabbit hole, meets a lot of funny characters and experience all kinds of things. At that time, Blackman’s wife was suffering form progressive blindness. The story of Alice moving through the strange situations, often disheartened by various events, was similar to his wife’s experiences. It also reflected so much of his own life. All this contributed to the completion of the Alice in Wonderland paintings.
Go straight to the experts for an introductory course in book illustration. The course includes an introduction to the process of illustration and its techniques, workshop exercise and group projects.
Dates Sunday 17 June &Sunday 5Aug. 10am—1pm
Venue Gas Works Arts Park
Celebrate the exhibition and Children’s Book Week with special activities just for the day, including a special visit from Alice and the White Rabbit
Date Sunday 24 June, 11am—4pm
Venue Exhibition Space. Level 3
Visit the exhibition or discover wonderful curiosities in artworks in the NGV Collection and make a magic world in a box. Alice and the White Rabbit will be with you. Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland will be screened.
Dates Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29 July, and Tuesday 24-Friday 27 July, 12noon—3pm
Venue Theatre, NGV Australia
Distortions of scale (比例失真) can make artworks strange but interesting. Find out how Charles Blackman distorted scale in his paintings to create a curious world. then experiment with scale in your own drawings. More information upon booking.
Date Friday 27 July, 10: 30am-3pm
Venue Foryer, Level 3
40. Charles Blackman’s paintings come from ________.
A. his admiration for Lewis Carrioll
B. his dream of becoming a famous artist
C. his wish to express his own feelings
D. his eagerness to cure his wife’s illness
41. Which two activities can you participate in on the same day?
A. Illustrator Workshop and Wonderful World
B. Illustrator Workshop and Drawing Workshop.
C. Wonerful World and Topsy –Turvy.
D. Topsy-Turvy and Drawing Workshop.
42. To understand the Alice in Wonderland paintings, you should go to ________.
A. Exhibition Space. Level 3 B. Gas Works Arts Park
C. Theatre, NGV Australia D. Foyer, Level 3
43. Activities concerning children’s books are to be held
A. on June 24, 2007 B. on July15, 2007
C. on July 24, 2007 D. on August 5, 2007
I recently turned fifty, which is young for a tree, midlife for an elephant, and ancient for a sportsman. Fifty is a nice number for the states in the US or for a national speed limit but it is not a number that I was prepared to have hung on me. Fifty is supposed to be my father’s age, but now I am stuck with this number and everything it means.
A few days ago, a friend tried to cheer me up by saying, “ Fifty is what forty used to be.” He had made an inspirational point, Am I over the hill?People keep telling me that the hill has been moved, and I keep telling them that he high-jump bar has dropped from the six feet I once easily cleared to the four feet that is impossible for me now.
“ Your are not getting older, you are getting better.” says Dr. Joyce Brothers. This, however, is the kind of doctor who inspires a second opinion.
And so. as I approach the day when I cannot even jump over the tennis net. I am moves to share some thoughts on aging with you. I am moved to show how aging feels to me physically and mentally. Getting older. of course, is obviously a better change than the one that brings you eulogies(悼词). In fact, a poet named Robert Browning considered it the best change of all:
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to me.
Whether or not Browning was right, most of my first fifty years have been golden ones, so I will settle for what is ahead being as good as what has gone by. I find myself moving toward what is ahead with a curious blend (混合) of both fighting and accepting my aging, hoping that the philosopher (哲学家) was right when he said.” Old is always fifteen years from now.”
44. The author seems to tell us in Paragraph 1 that ________.
A. time alone will tell B. time goes by quickly
C. time will show what is right D. time makes one forget the past
45. When the author turned fifty, people around him ________.
A. tried to comfort him B. got inspiration with him
C. were friendlier with him D. found him more talkative
46. The author considers his fifty years of life
A. peaceful B. ordinary C. satisfactory D. regretful
47. We can infer from the passage that
A. the old should led a simple life B. the old should face the fact of aging
C. the old should take more exercise D. the old should fill themselves with curiosity
In meditation(冥想) ，people sit quietly and focus their attention on their breath. As they breathe in and out, they attend to their feelings. As thoughts go through their minds. they let them go. Breathe. Let go. Breathe. Let go.
According to a recent study at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, three months of training in this kind of meditation causes a market change in how the brain allocates(分配) attention. It appears that the ability to let go thoughts that come into mind frees the brain to attend to more rapidly changing things and events in the outside world. Expert mediators are better than other people at catching such fast-changing stimuli(刺激), like facial expressions.
The study provides evidence for changes in the workings of the brain with mental training. People can learn and improve abilities of all sorts with practice. everything from driving to playing the piano. The study has shown that meditation is good for the brain, It appears to reduce pressure and promote a sense of well-being.
In an experiment, 17 volunteers with no meditation experience in the experimental group spent three months meditating 10 to 12 hours a day. A control group also with no meditation experience meditated for 20 minutes a day over the same period. Both groups were then given the tests with two numbers in a group of letters. As both group looked for the numbers, their brain activity was recorded.
Everyone could catch the first number. But the brain recordings showed that the less experienced mediators tended to grasp the first number and hang onto it, so they missed the second number. Those with more experience gave less attention to the first number. as if letting it go, which led to an increased ability to grasp the second number, This shows that attention can change with practice.
Just ask Daniel Levision, who meditated for three months as part of the study.” I am a much better listener,” he said. “I do not get lost in my own personal reaction to what people are saying.”
48. The underlined word “them” in Paragraph 1 refers to ________.
A. feelings B. minds C. people D. thoughts
49. Meditations manage their daily tasks better because they ________.
A. are given less pressure B. allocate their attention better
C. have more stimuli for life D. practice them more frequently
50. In the experiment, volunteers doing meditation for longer hours ________.
A. were more likely to catch both of the members
B. were used to memorizing numbers in groups
C. usually ignored the first number observed
D. paid more attention to numbers than to letters
51. The study proves that ________.
A. meditation improves one’s health
B. brain activity can be recorded
C. human attention can be trained
D. mediators have a good sense of hearing
When we think of leadership, we often think of strength and power. But what are these really, and how do they operate?
Leadership today is not about forcing others to do things. If this is even possible, it is short-term, and tends to backfire. If you order someone to do something against their will, they may do it because they feel they must, but the anger they feel will do more harm in the long-term, They will also experience fear.
Fear causes the thinking brain to shut down, making the person unable to function at his or her best. If they associate you with this emotion of fear. They will become less functional around you, and you will have succeeded in not only shooting yourself in the foot. but possibly making a very good employee or partner unable to perform effectively. Fear has no place in leadership.
The way we influence people in a lasting way is by our own character, and our understanding and use of emotion. We can order someone to do something, which may be part of the work day; or we can employ them at the emotional level, so they became fully devoted to the projects and provide some of their own motivation (积极性). Today’s work place is all about relationships.
Anyone works harder in a positive environment in which they are recognized and valued as a human being as well as a worker.. Everyone produces just a bit more for someone they like. Leaders understand the way things work. They know the pay check is not the single most motivating factor (因素) in the work life of most people.
The true strength of leadership is an inner strength that comes from the confidence of emotional intelligence—knowing your own emotions, and how to handle them, and those of others. Developing your emotional intelligence is the single best thing you can do if you want to develop your relationships with people around you, which is the key to the leadership skills.
52. An employee may have a feeling of fear in the work place when ________.
A. he is forced to do things B. be cannot work at his best
C. he feels his brain shut down D. he thinks of his work as too heavy
53. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. People tend to associate leadership with fear
B. Working conditions affect people’s physical health
C. Good relationship is the key to business success
D. Smart people are more functional in the work place.
54. To positively influence employees a leader should first of all ________.
A. provide better suggestions B. develop his own personality
C. five his employees a pay raise D. hide his own emotion of fear
55. Good leadership is mainly seen in a leader’s ability to ________.
A. provide a variety of project for employees
B. help raise employee’s living standards
C. give employees specific instructions
D. deal wisely with employees’ emotions
In Grand Eight I took physics. In one test I get 56. __________
only___36___percent of the answer correct. I failed the 57. __________
next one, either. I started to think that maybe I was 58. __________
not good at it. However, I was not lucky enough to 59. __________
have a teacher which didn’t take my bad grades as a 60. __________
judgement of my abilities, but simply like an indication 61. __________
how I should study harder. He pulled me aside and told 62. __________
me that he knew I could do better. He permitted to retake 63. __________
the test, and I was pulled my grade to an A. This is what 64. __________
I discovered: just because a subject is difficulty to learn. 65. __________
It doesn’t mean you are not good at it.
66. 假设你校举办看图征文活动，题目为“How to Protect Our Eyesight”。请你用英语写一篇短文，指出图中所反映的现象，并从阅读时间、光线、眼睛保健及睡眠等方面，谈谈保护视力的具体方法。
近视 — short-sighted
How to Protect Our Eyesight
第一节(共5小题；每小题1. 5分，满分7. 5分)
67. When does the man’s plane take off?
A. At 5: 00.
B. At 5: 30.
C. At 7: 00.
68. What do we learn about the man?
A. He is sleepy.
B. He hurt his eyes.
C. He failed his exam.
69. How often was the magazine published in the past?
A. Once a week.
B. Once a month.
C. Twice a month.
70. What are the two speakers talking about?
A. Weather forecast.
B. The view of a lake.
C. As out door activity.
71. Why did not the woman meet the man for lunch?
A. She was having a class.
B. She did not like the crowd.
C. She was not feeling well.
第二节 (共15小题，每小题1. 5分，满分 22. 5)
72. What is the conversation about?
A. Offering a lift.
B. Buying a computer.
C. Asking for a favor.
73. What is the man doing when the woman calls?
A. He is moving a box.
B. He is working upstairs.
C. He is waiting for the delivery.
74. What happened to the woman is purse?
A. It was missing.
B. It was left home.
C. It was stolen.
75. What did the woman go to the bank for?
A. To pay the bill.
B. To cash the cheque.
C. To open an account.
76. Which is the right order of the places the speakers have been to?
A. Coffee shop—bookshop—bank.
B. Bookshop —bank—coffee shop.
C. Bank—coffee shop—bookshop.
77. Who supported the woman financially for her studies at nurse school?
A. Her parents.
B. The government.
C. The woman herself.
78. What do we learn about the woman’s parents?
A. They respected her choice.
B. They treated her as a child.
C. They controlled her too much.
79. What is TRUE about the man?
A. He was forced to study abroad.
B. He is longing for more freedom.
C. He is open to persuasion.
80. What attracts the woman most at the store?
A. Its high –quality service.
B. Its good range of products.
C. Its nice shopping environment.
81. Which of the following products are mentioned in the conversation?
A. Cupboards, beds and armchairs
B. Armchairs, dinner tables and bed sheets.
C. Bookcases, cupboards and table cloths
82. What dose not woman like about the store?
A. No sales promotion.
B. Crowds at the checkouts.
C. High prices of the products.
83. How did Europeans know the exact time in the late 1700s?
A. By looking at clocks at home.
B. By looking at clocks in factories.
C. By looking at clocks in public places.
84. When did people regard watches as a sign of wealth in Europe and the US?
A. In the 1800s. B. In the 1850s. C. In the 1900s.
85. Which would be the best title for the passage?
A. The development of watches and clocks.
B. The functions of watches and clocks.
C. The importance of watches and clocks.
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