C) Read the passage and fill the blanks with proper words (14)

In 2008, an Indian film Slumdog Millionaire(《贫民窟的百万富翁》) won an Oscar award. It tells the story of a poor young man w__86__ wins the top prize on a TV game show. Now, in r__87__ life, there is a “ slumdog millionaire” too. An Indian office worker has b__88__ the first person to win the$1 million top prize on the Indian TV game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

The w__89__ ,Sushil Kumar, is 27 years old. He works as a computer operator in a government office. He earns around only $120 every month. His house is almost broken down and he had a lot of loans (贷款) to be repaired. He e__90___ watched the TV game show at a neighbour’s house, because his family is too poor to afford a television set.

People are interested in how Kumar will use the prize. Kumar said that he was going to r__91___ his house and fulfill a few basic needs. He would also use part of the prize to study for the civil sevice(公务员)exams. “I love r___92___,” Kumar said in an interview after his win. “Before winning the prize, I couldn’t buy many books, but now, I will make a huge library.”

D)Answer the questions(12)

More countries have English as the official language than any other language, with around 400 million native speakers around the world. Do you know which English word was the hottest in 2011?

According to a study by the Global Language Monitor(全球语言监测机构), the most commonly used English word on the Internet and in print this year was “occupy”(占领).

For cultural commentator(评论员)Peter York, the popularity was very underdstandable. “There has been a lot of occupying going on in terms of land, cities and countries,” he said.

To occupy can mean to live or to be in a place. Sometimes it means to enter a place in a large group and take control of it, especially by military force(军事力量). “Occupy” came out on top largely because of the second meaning.

One of the most famous “occupy” movements is happening now. On September 17, a group of people gathered in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York to show their anger towards unemployment(失业),social inequality(不公平), US business and other problems. The anger soon became a worldwide movement. Many people joined in the protests because they lost their jobs and feel that society is unfair.

“Deficit(赤字)” was the second word on the list. Deficit means the difference between the amount of something that you have and the higher amount that you need. This word is hot because many countries are facing economic problems.

Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO who passed away in October, was the top name of 2011. Osama bin Laden, who was the leader terrorist organization al-Qaida, came in second on the name list. The new princess of the UK, Kate Middleton was number six.

93. Which English word was the hottest in 2011?

94. How many meanings of “occupy” are mentioned in the passage?

95. One of the most famous “occupy” movements happened in the US, didn’t it?

96. Why was the word “Deficit” hot?

97. Who is Steve Jobs?

98. Can you list one more hot word and tell why it is hot?


99. Write a passage of at least 60 words on the topic ‘ ________is more important a way to learn the world.’(以“______________是更好的了解世界的方式”为题,写一篇不少于60个词的短文。写作前,先完成标题。标点符号不占格。)

Some people think that reading is more important than travelling in order to understand the people and the world. Others think that travelling is more important. What’s your opinion?


Suggested questions(以下问题仅供参考)

● What is more important a way to learn the world, reading or travelling?

● Why do you think it’s more important? (Give at least two reasons.)

●What can you learn through reading/travelling?