In the park I sat down to read on the bench, disappointed by life with good reason to complain, for the world was 43letting me down.
Then a young boy came up to me and said with great excitement, “Look, what I found!” In his hand was a flower and he placed it to his nose. He said with overacted surprise, “It sure 44pretty and it’s for you.”
The flower before me was dead. But I knew I must 45it, or he might never leave. So I reached for the flower and replied, “Just what I need. ” But 46placing the flower in my hand, he held it midair without reason. It was then that I noticed for the very first time, that the boy was blind.
I beard my voice trembling（颤抖）, tears 47in the sun, as I thanked him for picking the “best” one. I sat there and wondered how he managed to see a self-pitying woman.
Through the eyes of a blind child, at last I could see, the problem was not with the 48; the problem was me, And for all of those times I myself had been 49, I made up my mind to see the 50in life.
46．A．as forB．instead ofC．except forD．because of
One day, a farmer was walking along a road with his son Thomas. The father said,“Look! There’s a horsshoe. Pick it up and put it in your bag.” Thomas said,“It isn’t worth the trouble.” His father said nothing but he picked it up himself. When they got to a nearby town, they had a rest. There the farmer sold the horseshoe and with the few pennies he bought some cherries（樱桃）.
The father and the son continued their way. The sun was well up in the sky, and there wasn’t a house or even a tree where they could have a rest. Thomas felt too thirsty to walk on. At this time, his father dropped a cherry on the ground and Thomas picked it up quickly and ate it. After a while, his father dropped another cherry and once again, his son lost on time in picking it up and putting it in his mouth.
And so they went on. The old farmer dropped the cherries and the son picked them up. When Thomas had eaten up all the cherries, his father said to him,“My drar son, if you had bent（弯腰） down early to pick up that horseshoe, it would not have been necessary for you to bend so many times for the cherries. Always remember the lesson that he who does not worry about the little things will find that he cannot do the great things.”
61.Who picked up the horseshoe at last?.
A.The sonB.The father
C.Both the father and the sonD.Neither the father nor the son
62.The farmer boughtwith the money after he sold the horseshone.
A.some breadB.some water
C.come cherriesD.some pennies
63.When the son refused to pick up the horseshoe, the father.
A.beat the sonB.said nothing
C.felt very happyD.became very angry
64.The father dropped the cherries one by one, because.
A.he wanted to teach his son a lesson
B.he wanted his son to do more exercise
C.he wanted his son to eat them all
D.he wanted to laugh at his son
65.From the story, we can learn that .
A.cherries are so delicious that most of us like to eat them
B.a horseshoe is so expensive that it can bring us a lot of money
C.if we want to eat cherries, we must pick up a horseshoe
D.if we don’t worry about the little things, we cannot do the great things
Sarah left school at eighteen, went to collage and then worked at a computer company. Four years later, she got a new job as a manager in British Airways（英国航空公司）. This is what she told us about her job:
“My office is at Heathrow Airport, but I spend 60% of my time in the air. I teach air-hostesses（空姐）and help them with any problems. I also go to lots of meetings.
My hours are usually form 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but sometimes I work from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. At work, the first thing I do is check plane times on my computer and then I speak with some of the air-hostesses.
Sometimes I go on long flights（飞行）to check how the air-hostesses are doing. That’s my favourite part of the job, but I like office work, too. Travelling can be hard work. When I get back from a long trip, all I can do is eat something and then go to bed! I don’t make much money, but I’m happy with British Airways and want to stay there and contiue to travel.”
66.Sarah’s first job was.
A.at a collegeB.at a computer company
C.in British AirwaysD.at Heathrow Airport
67.Sarah does most of her work.
A.in meetingsB.in the computer room
C.in the officeD.in airplanes
68.Most days, Sarah starts work at.
A.8 a.m.B.1 p.m.C.4 p.m.D.9 p.m.
69.The first thing Sarah does after a long trip is.
A.go to bedB.have a mealC.go to a meetingD.go to the office
70.Sarah would like to.
A.make more moneyB.stop travelingC.go to college againD.stay in the same job
Big schoolbags have been a serious problem for students for a long time. Maybe your schoolbag is too 1 to carry, and it troubles you a lot 2 you want to find a book out to read, Now an e-textbook will 3 you.
It is said that e-textbooks are going to be 4 in Chinese middle schools. An e-textbook, in fact, is a small 5 for students. It is much 6 than a usual schoolbag and easy to carry. Though it is as small as a book, it can 7 all the materials（材料）for study. The students can read the text page by page on the 8 , take notes with the pointer（屏写笔）.Or even “ 9 ”their homework to their teachers by sending e-mails. All they have to do is to press a button.
Some people say e-textbooks are good. but some say they may be 10 for the students’ eyes. What do you think of it?
1. A. lightB. heavyC. usefulD. comfortable
2. A. tillB. afterC. beforeD. when
3. A. troubleB. preventC. helpD. understand
4. A. usedB. keptC. inventedD. lent
5. A. TVB. radioC. penD. computer
6. A. heavierB. lighterC. cheaperD. brighter
7. A. holdB. buildC. discoverD. practise
8. A. blackboardB. deskC. screenD. card
9. A. find outB. hand in C. get backD. give back
10. A. helpfulB. famousC. goodD. bad
The Arts Cinema is open 7 days a week, showing lots of American and foreign films. Next week it will show an Austrdlian film called“Midnight Meeting”. It is set in Sydney in the 1960s. You can see that film from Monday to Thursday. It will be on twice a day at 6:30 and 9:10 in the evenings. The film lasts two hours and fifteen minutes. Tickets are $ 4, but there is a special student ticket at $2.60 for all the films. Please bring your student card if you want the cheaper ticket.
The nearest car park to the cinema is in Hamlet Street. It’s just five minutes’ walk from the cinema. If you need further information, phone 8813962 during office hours-9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
71. From the passage we know that “Midnight Meeting”is a(n)film.
72. When can people see that film?.
A.From Monday to ThursdayB.From Monday to Friday
C.Six days a weekD.Seven days a week
73. The film lasts.
A.from 6:30 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.B.from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
C.twice a day in the eveningsD.2 hours and 15 minutes
74. What’s the price of a student ticket?.
75. According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A.Midnight Meeting is about Sydney in 1960.
B.Students can get a ticket with half of the price.
C.For more information, please phone 8813962.
D.The nearest park in about 10 minutes’walk.
Can plants eat people? Probably not, but there are many plants that eat meat. Some of them are big. And they can eat small animals. One famous meat-cating plant is the Venus flytrap（捕蝇草）.
The Venus flytrap is a very strange plant. It grows in dry parts of the United States. Its leaves are like the pages of a book. They can open and close very quickly. Inside the leaves, there are three small hairs. If a fly touches one of the hairs, the leaf closes quickly. The fly cannot get out. In about half an hour, the leaf presses the fly until it is dead. Then, the plant covers the fly. Slowly, the plant eats the fly.
Why do plants do it? Most plants get what they need from the sun, the air, and the ground. In some places, the ground is very poor. It doesn’t have all these important things, especially nitrogen（氮）.Animal meat has a lot of nitrogen, so some plants eat meat to get what they need. Let’s hope that some of the bigger plants don’t get the same idea!
76.The Venus flytrap is a kind of.
77.The Venus flytrap grows in.
A.most parts of the worldB.some parts of Africa
C.dry parts of the United StatesD.wet parts of England
78.From the passage, we learn that.
A.all plants can eat peopleB.all plants can eat animals
C.some plants can eat peopleD.some plants can eat animals
79.The underlined word“presses” probably meansin Chinese.
80.Why do some plants eat animal meat? Because.
A.plants are dangerous to animals
B.animals are dangerous to plants
C.plants want to get what they need from animal meat
D.plants want to protect themselves against animals
Once upon a time，there was a child ready to be born．So 41 he asked God，”they tell me you are sending me to 42，but being so small and helpless，43 am I going to live there?”
“44 the many angels（天使），I chose one for you．She will be waiting for you and will take care of you．”God replied．
‘'But here in Heaven（天堂），I do 45 else but sing and smile! That’s enough for me to be happy．”
God said，‘Your angel will sing and smile for you every day．And you will feel your angel’s love and be 46．”
The child said，“And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me 47 I don’t know the language that men speak?”
God told the child，‘Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweetest words you will ever hear, and with 48patience（耐心）and care，your angel will teach you 49．”
The child said，“I’ve 50 that on the earth there are bad men．who will protect me?”
God said，“Your angel will protect you51 it means risking her hfe（冒生命危险）．”
“But l will always be sad because l will not see you any more．”
“Your angel will always talk to you about52and in fact，1 will always be next to you．”
At the moment there was much peace（静寂）in Heaven，but voices from the earth could already be heard，and the child，in a hurry, asked，‘'Oh，God，if I am about to 53 now, please tell me my angel’s 54!”
“It is not hard to remember, ”God replied 55．“You will call your angel Mommy．”
41．A．every dayB．any dayC．one day D．some day
42．A．the earthB．the moonC．the country D．the sea
49．A．where to goB．how to speakC．what to say D．which to choose
51．A．whenB．as soon asC．since D．even if
“Well, we’re in our new house. Let’s get a new pet to go along with it,” Mrs. Brown said to her husband.
“That sounds like a very good idea,” he answered. “Do you want to see the ads in the newspaper?”
“Let’s go to the animal shelter. Many pets there need homes. Since tomorrow is Saturday, we can both go,” she said.
The next morning the Browns met Mr. Snow at the animal shelter. “We want to be sure that the pets here go to good homes,” Mr. Snow said, “So I need to ask you some questions.”
After they talked for a while, the Browns decided to get a small dog. It wouldn’t need a big house or a big yard. A small dog would bark（吠）and warn（警告）them if someone tried to break into their house. After Mr. Snow gave the Browns a book on pet care, they chose one and wanted to take her home right away. But the animal doctor hadn’t examined her yet. So Mr. Snow told them to return on Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon the Browns went to the animal shelter. The animal doctor said, “Shadow has had all of her shots（预防针）. She will be healthy.” The Browns thanked the doctor and took Shadow home.
66．From the reading we learn that _________.
A．the Browns have never had a pet beforeB．the Browns knew about Shadow from the newspaper
C．Shadow is a small and healthy dogD．Mr. Brown didn’t quite agree with his wife
67．The word shelter in the reading means _________.
A．a place to sell small dogs B．a place to keep homeless animals
C．a place to study animalsD．a place to sell books on pet care
68．Mr. Snow asked the Browns some questions to _________.
A．see if they had moved to a new houseB．find out how rich the Browns were
C．know where they’d keep their new petD．make sure they’d take good care of pets
69．The Browns think that a small dog _________.
A．doesn’t need any room to keepB．can help them watch their house
C．eats less food than a bigger oneD．usually has a beautiful name
70．It’s clear that _________.
A．Shadow will not be easy to get illB．the Browns were not pleased with Shadow
C．Mr. Snow didn’t examine Shadow at allD．Shadow likes barking a lot
It was just three degrees above zero. “That’s cold,” thought Jane as she got ready to deliver（送）her morning papers. Jane had 50 customers（订户）, and on cold mornings when she couldn’t ride her bicycle, it took her more than an hour to make her rounds.
As she collected her papers and put them into a big canvas bag, Jane regretted（遗憾）that she hadn’t finished her math homework the night before. There was still time. She’d hurry with the papers and finish the math before breakfast.
Less than an hour later Jane was nearly finished. She had only five customers to go. She could then head for home to complete her math while her mom made breakfast. As she rounded the corner, she saw a car in the middle of the street. It was Mr. Zimmerman, the elderly man who walked with a walking stick. His car was out of gas（汽油）.
“I’d like to help Mr. Zimmerman,” thought Jane, “but if I do, I won’t have time to do my homework. ” She hated to think what Mr. Roberts would say if she hadn’t finished her papers.
“It’s his own fault（过错）for running out of gas,” Jane talked to herself. “The station is only a half mile down the street. Surely Mr. Zimmerman can walk that far, even on a cold morning like this … can’t he?” As she walked down the street, Jane wondered what to do.
71．Jane delivers her papers _________.
A．before she goes to schoolB．on cold mornings
C．with the help of Mr. Zimmerman’s carD．on the way to school
72．Mr. Zimmerman was old and _________.
A．couldn’t drive wellB．would have nobody to help him
C．was not rich enough to buy enough gasD．was not able to walk a long way
73．The best title for this reading should be _________.
A．Fifty CustomersB．There’s No Easy Answer
C．No Time to Finish HomeworkD．A Cold Morning for Jane
74．We know from the reading that _________.
A．Jane couldn’t find any time to finish her homework
B．it took about an hour for Jane to send the papers
C．Jane would have her breakfast in the school
D．Jane liked to deliver papers on cold mornings
75．The reading doesn’t say but we can infer that _________.
A．Jane bought the gas for Mr. Zimmerman
B．usually Jane would deliver papers by bike
C．Mr. Robert didn’t’ like Jane at school
D．Mr. Zimmerman had to leave the car for Jane
We sometimes call the lion “the king of the jungle（丛林）” because it is stronger and more dangerous than other animals. It can 41faster than many animals and it can hunt（捕猎）the best. It is the highest animal in the 42food chain（食物链）.
In the sea, the shark is one of the animals at the 43of the food chain. It can swim faster than 44other sea animals, and it can use its big teeth to eat them.
What is at the top of the world’s food chain? 45are! We are not the biggest or fastest, but we are the 46.We could not run faster than cheetahs（猎豹）, so we 47cars and now we can move the fastest. We could not 48better than lions, so we invented guns（枪）. Now we can hunt the best.
People’s inventions are clever, but they can be 49, too. For example, people invented50, and now they make the air and rivers dirty. This can make 51changes. Dirty rivers kill fish. 52bears cannot eat the fish and the bears die. If we kill one part of the food chain, 53also die. Remember that we are a part of the food chain, 54we are in danger too! If we protect animals, we are protecting 55! We should and we could do something for the world!
41. A. walkB. runC. swimD. jump
42. A. landB. seaC. mountainD. desert
43. A. frontB. endC. topD. beginning
44. A. someB. anyC. moreD. most
45. A. PeopleB. LionsC. SharksD. Cheetahs
46. A. strongestB. cleverestC. most specialD. most important
47. A. usedB. hadC. madeD. invented
48. A. fightB. escapeC. killD. catch
49. A. dangerousB. interestingC. usefulD. helpful
50. A. hotelsB. schoolsC. factoriesD. hospitals
51. A. greatB. terribleC. wonderfulD. complete
52. A. IfB. WhenC. ThenD. While
53. A. one partB. another partC. other partsD. the other parts
54. A. andB. butC. orD. so
55. A. oneselvesB. yourselvesC. themselvesD. ourselves
This is a story about Geneva Emmons who got a prize for growing pumpkins.
Geneva Emmons saw a p （76）of an 827-pound pumpkin in a newspaper and thought she could do b （77）. Nine years later, she took part in a pumpkin competition（比赛）in Oregon, USA, with a pumpkin of 1,262 pounds!
Geneva set the world’s record for the biggest pumpkin and w （78）worldwide fame. But how did she grow such a BIG v （79）? Emmons said: “Good seed（种子）, good soil（土壤）, good w （80）, and good luck.”
Geneva Emmons is l （81）to get enough help. She had an assistant who studies the soil, a husband who gave the technical（技术）help, and a son who b （82）a cart（推车）to carry the pumpkin. The pumpkin set the record, but it was c（83）, because two other pumpkins were as h （84）as 1,000 pounds.
The pumpkin will be carved（雕刻）by some a （85）of an art museum for kids in Washington.
St. Martin’s Day is a holiday in Holland. St. Martin was a man who did kind things for many people in need. One cold winter day he was walking home. He wore a coat to keep warm and had a small piece of bread to eat. Then he saw a stranger on the side of the road. The man sat on the ground and he was hungry and had no home. St. Martin took his knife and cut his coat in two. He gave the man half of his warm coat. Then he gave the man half of his bread.
Nancy was a schoolgirl in Holland. One St. Martin’s day, she rode her bicycle with her classmates after school. When she got home, she said goodbye to her classmates and went into her yard. As she parked her bike, she heard a noise in the grass. She jumped back suddenly. At her feet was a small gray homeless cat.“That old cat keeps scaring me!” she complained as she walked into the room. “It won’t hurt you,” said her father.
She was angry about the cat but she could not be unhappy for long. It was St. Martin’s Day. “Who was St. Martin anyway?” Nancy asked. Father told her the story of St. Martin. Nancy was touched（感动）by the story. She put a piece of bread in her bag and went into the yard.
Nancy heard the noise again. “You wait a minute!” she called as she ran after the cat. She caught it and picked it up. She opened her bag. Taking out a piece of bread, she offered half to the cat. The cat hungrily ate the bread. “May we make a box for it to sleep in?” Nancy asked her father. “Sure,” said her father.
52. St. Marin’s Day is a holiday in ____________.
A. Japan B. EnglandC. HollandD. France
53. What did St. Martin do?
A. He worked for his country.B. He saved homeless animals.
C. He often visited his neighbors.D. He gave his food to a poor man.
54. Nancy was scared by a __________ as she parked her bike.
A. dogB. catC. birdD. snake
55. After she heard the story, Nancy __________.
A. fed the cat with her breadB. went to school by bike
C. sang and danced with her friendsD. enjoyed the dinner with her family
A strange thing happens to nearly everybody at night. They 61the lights pull up the covers and close their eyes. After they sleep for six or seven 62, they wake up again. It sounds very strange, doesn’t it?
Sleep puzzles（使困惑）science all the time. 63and doctors would like to talk about why one can’t fall asleep. They are not so sure 64causes sleep.
You will sleep the best both 65you are in good health and when you don’t eat too much or too little. No worries and a comfortable place to sleep are 66, too. They advise against two in one bed.
Strange things 67during sleep. For example, you often move during your sleep. You would feel 68if you didn’t move. You also 69. Part of your brain（大脑）is still 70when you dream.
Don’t worry if you dream. Some great stories and poems were finished while their writers were dreaming.
61. A. turn onB. turn offC. turn upD. turn down
62. A. secondsB. hoursC. daysD. months
63. A. ScientistsB. NursesC. ArtistsD. Inventors
64. A. whyB. howC. whichD. what
65. A. afterB. whenC. beforeD. until
66. A. pleasedB. possibleC. importantD. funny
67. A. happenB. happensC. happenedD. happening
68. A. hungryB. tiredC. relaxedD. worried
69. A. sleepB. wake upC. thinkD. dream
70. A. busyB. asleepC. awakeD. sleepy
Over 1,400 university students from 37 countries and regions came to China for the 2006’s World MUN meeting（世界大学生模拟联合国大会）. The meeting was held in Peking University from March 27th to 31st, 2006.
The idea of the World MUN began in 1991. A group of students at Harvard（哈佛）University wanted to make a new meeting to bring together the students who were interested in the world. They wanted to discuss different problems around the world. The World MUN is based on understanding, compromise, learning and friendship. The first meeting was held in Poland in 1992. After that, it is held in spring every year. Last year, it was held in Scotland.
This was the first time the World MUN meeting was held in Asia. It was also the biggest one in history. The students came from the best universities around the world. During the five-day meeting, they did everything that people in the UN do. Though their skin colors and cultures were different, they had the same wish to make the world better.
61.The 2006’s World MUN meeting was held in.
A. ScotlandB. Harvard UniversityC. PolandD. Peking University
62.So far, the World MUN meeting has been held.
A. 13 timesB. 14 timesC. 15 timesD. 16 times
63.The word “compromise” the passage meansin Chinese.
A. 友谊B. 理解C. 和解D. 屈服
64. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The students want to travel around the world.
B. The students are interested in the world.
C. The students want to discuss different problems.
D. The students wish to make the world better.
65.The best title of the passage is.
A. The First World MUN MeetingB. The World MUN Meeting
C. University StudentsD. Problems Around the World
Have you ever seen the film Traveling Bird? In the film, groups of birds fly high above the skyand cross the way above snow, rivers, fields, sea and grassland. I’m sure you will love the beautiful picture when you see the film.
But you may not feel so good if you have learnt about bird flu（禽流感）from TV or on the Internet. Some governments had to kill chickens in their cities. A large number of chickens and even some people died in Asia, and nearly 8,500 birds died in Russia because of bird flu.
Chickens can get bird flu from the feces（粪便）of the passing birds. It is not so difficult to control the chickens in cages or on farms. But it is much more difficult to control the birds in the sky.
Luckily,scientists have found a medicine for bird flu. But the virus（病毒）can change easily and quickly. So bird fluis still a serious problem we must face.
66. We know how birds get bird flu from the film Traveling Bird.
67. Not only birds and chickens but also man can get bird flu.
68. The feces of the passing birds can not cause bird flu.
69. It is easier to control chickens than to control flying birds.
70. Scientists have found the medicine, so we needn’t worry about bird flu any more.
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