One Sunday, I took my daughter to the seaside. On arriving at the beach, I saw JoJo, a wealthy man in hotel business. We sat down to chat in an open air cafe while I watched my daughter enjoy herself on the swings (秋千) in front of us.
Suddenly, our conversation was interrupted by a stranger, who politely asked permission to speak to me privately. People often want to tell me something about my TV show.
We stood a bit away from my table. He said, “I’m James, the father of a 7-year-old girl who’s very sick. The doctors said that if she was treated in the UK, she would probably survive. But I’m poor, so can you help me, please?”
I stared into the man’s eyes full of tears and asked how I could help. After I went back, JoJo asked me, “What's wrong?” I told him about it and he was very sorry for that family.
All day I thought about James's family. I even thought about making a special TV show to raise money for the sick child.
On Monday morning, JoJo walked into my office. Actually, JoJo was very busy, and I never imagined he would have the time to come and see me.
“Please, call the man and tell him I’ll pay all the expenses for the girl’s treatment,”JoJo said with a cheque in his hand.“I've been married for 35 years; I wasn’t lucky enough to have a child. Sometimes I feel lonely. I want to help this child.”I picked up the phone to call James.
Now James’s daughter is well and JoJo sometimes goes to visit her. I’m so happy that there are so good people on this earth.
1. According to the passage, the writer _____ .
A. often go to the beach with his daughter B. is often troubled by his audience
C. was unwilling to help James D. met JoJo at the beach by accident
2. James turned to the writer for help probably because he _____.
A. guessed the writer was rich enough to help him B. wanted the writer to ask JoJo for help
C. thought the writer could help him through TV D. knew the writer was warm-hearted
3. Why did JoJo make up his mind to help James? _____.
A. To show his love for a child.
B. To remove his loneliness by doing something.
C. To show his warm heart and kindness.
D. To build a relationship with Jame's family.
Some time ago I discovered that one of my chairs had a broken leg. I didn't think there would be any difficulty in getting it mended, as there are a lot of antique (古董) shops near my home. So I left home one morning carrying the chair with me. I went into the first shop expecting a friendly reception. I was quite wrong. The man wouldn't even look at my chair.
The second shop, though slightly more polite, was just the same, and the third and the fourth - so I decided that my approach must be wrong. I entered the fifth shop with a plan in my mind. I placed the chair on the floor and said to the shopkeeper, "Would you like to buy a chair?" "Twenty pounds," I said. "OK,"he said. "I'll give you twenty pounds." "It's got a slightly broken leg," I said. "Yes, I saw that. It's nothing." Everything was going according to the plan and I was getting excited. "What will you do with it?" I asked. "Oh, it will be easy to sell once the repair is done. " "I'll buy it," I said. "What do you mean? You've just sold it to me," he said. "Yes, I know but I've changed my mind. I am sorry. I'll give you twenty-seven pounds for it." " You must be crazy," he said. Then, suddenly the penny dropped. "I know what you want. You want me to repair your chair." "You're right," I said. "And what would you have done if I had walked in and said, 'Would you mend this chair for me?'" "I wouldn't have agreed to do it," he said. "We don't do repairs, not enough money in it and too much trouble. But l'll mend this for you. Shall we say for five pounds?"
He was a very nice man and was greatly amused by the whole thing.
4. We can learn from the text that in the first shop the writer_____.
A. was rather impolite B. asked the shopkeeper to repair his chair
C. asked the shopkeeper to buy his chair D. was warmly received
5. The underlined word "approach" in the second paragraph means_____.
A. plan for dealing with things B. decision to sell tings
C. way of doing things D. idea of repairing things
6. The expression "the penny dropped" means the shopkeeper______.
A. changed his mind B. accepted the offer
C. saw the writer's purpose D. decided to help the writer
7. From the text, we can learn that the writer was_____.
A. honest B. careful C. funny D. smart
Fear may be felt in the heart as well as in the head，according to a study that has found a link between the cycles of a beating heart and the chance of someone feeling fear.
Tests on healthy volunteers found that they were more likely to feel a sense of fear at the moment when their hearts are contracting and pumping blood around their bodies, compared with the point when the heartbeat is relaxed.Scientists say the results suggest that the heart is able to influence how the brain responds to a fearful event, depending on which point it is at in its regular cycle of contraction and relaxation.
Sarah Garfinkel at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School said：“Our study shows for the first time that the way in which we deal with fear is different depending on when we see fearful pictures in relation to our heart.”
The study tested 20 healthy volunteers on their reactions to fear as they were shown pictures of fearful faces. Dr Garfinkel said, “The study showed that fearful faces are better noticed when the heart is pumping than when it is relaxed.Thus, our hearts can also affect what we see and what we don't see—and guide whether we see fear.”
To further understand this relationship，the scientists also used a brain scanner(扫描仪)to show how the brain influences the way the heart changes a person's feeling of fear.
“We have found an important mechanism by which the heart and brain ‘speak’ to each other to change our feelings and reduce fear,”Dr Garfinkel said.
“We hope that by increasing our understanding about how fear is dealt with and ways that it could be reduced, we may be able to develop more successful treatments for anxiety disorders，and also for those who may be suffering from serious stress disorder.”
8. What is the finding of the study? ________.
A. Fear is a result of one's relaxed heartbeat.
B. One's heart affects how he feels fear.
C. Fear has something to do with one's health.
D. One's fast heartbeats are likely to cause fear.
9. The study was carried out by analyzing ________.
A. volunteers' heartbeats when they saw terrible pictures
B. the time volunteers saw fearful pictures and their health conditions
C. volunteers' reactions to horrible pictures and data from their brain scans
D. different pictures shown to volunteers and their heart-brain communication
10. Which of the following is closest in meaning to“mechanism”in Paragraph 6?
A. order B. treatment C. machine D. system
11. This study may contribute to ________.
A. treating anxiety and stress better
B. explaining the cycle of fear and anxiety
C. finding the key to the heart-brain communication
D. understanding different fears in our hearts and heads
The evidence for harmony may not be obvious in some families. But it seems that four out of five young people now get on well with their parents, which is the opposite of the popularly held image of unhappy teenagers locked in their room after endless family quarrels.
An important new study into teenage attitudes surprisingly shows that their family life is happier than it has ever been in the past.“We were surprised by just how positive today’s young people seem to be about their families,” said one member of the research team.“They’re expected to be rebellious(叛逆的)and selfish but actually they have other things on their minds; they want a car and material goods, and they worry about whether school is serving them well. There’s discussion between parents and children, and children expect to take part in the family decision-making process. They don’t want to rock the boat.”
So it seems that these parents are much more likely than parents of 30 years ago to treat their children as friends.“My parents are happy to discuss things with me and willing to listen to me,” says 17-year-old Daniel LaSalle.“I always tell them when I'm going out clubbing. When they know what I'm doing, they’re fine with it.” Susan Cromer, who is now 21, agrees. “Looking back on the last 10 years, there was a lot of what you could call talk or discussion. For example, when I’d done all my homework, I could go out on a Saturday night. But I think my grandparents were a lot stricter with my parents than that.”
Maybe this positive view of family life should not be unexpected. It is possible that the idea of teenage rebellion is not based on real facts. A researcher explains,“Teenagers were thought to be different from others in a part of time in our social history. But to our surprise, they say they are getting on well with their parents. But that idea of rebelling and breaking away from their parents really only happened during that one time in the 1960s when everyone rebelled.”
12. The study shows that teenagers don't want to ______________________.
A. share family duties B. cause trouble in their families
C. go boating with their family D. make family decisions
13. Compared with parents of 30 years ago, today’s parents ___________________.
A. go to clubs more often with their children B. are much stricter with their children
C. care less about their children’s life D. give their children more freedom
14. According to the writer, teenage rebellion ____________________.
A. may be a wrong opinion B. is common at present
C. always happened in the 1960s D. was caused by changes in families
15. Which title best gives the main idea of the passage?
A. Discussion in family B. Teenage education in family
C. Teenage trouble in family D. Harmony in family
Reasons to exercise regularly
You’ve been told a hundred times that exercise is good for your health.____16______Here are four benefits that you can get from just a little daily exercise.
____17______ Do you feel a bit more clear after good daily exercise? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can help you remember and learn things better. Of course, an intense exercise right before a big exam could leave you more tired than smart - but the two are still undoubtedly linked.
You will become more confident.____18______ Through exercising, you will feel more accomplished and social (if you work out at a gym). Even if you don’t see immediate results in your body, the effort will make you feel better - and a bit of confidence can go a long way.
You will live longer. It’s no secret that healthy living will keep you alive longer. One study found that exercise improves life expectancy as much as quitting smoking.___19_______ And just a bit of regular exercise can slow the process for a while.
You will sleep better. If you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, it is a good way to solve this problem with regular exercise. The National Sleep Foundation says that regular exercise can help you sleep better. ____20______ If you exercise too closely to bedtime, it can actually have the opposite effect! Luckily, you can choose other good ways to fill up that pre-bed relaxation time.
A. You will be happier.
B. You will improve your memory.
C. It is really true that sitting all day is killing you.
D. Both of these are important parts of losing weight.
E. It’s true, and it’s good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscle.
F. Obviously, exercise can improve your appearance which can improve confidence.
G. The best time to exercise is in the morning or in the afternoon, rather than before bed.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. -- Jonathan Swift
I walked into a wild third-grade classroom. Music was playing 21 , children were under tables applying make-up, kids were throwing a football indoors, and students were 22 wherever they could find 23 . I was a mid-year 24 . The previous 25 said he could no longer manage these children and 26 without notice during the holiday break.
As soon as I walked in the room, I realized why he 27 . I sat down 28 in my chair and began reading their 29 softly. After each name, I 30 asking God to help me understand that child. I then nailed a 31 to the wall next to the chalkboard and began 32 my name and a reading assignment on the board. I then asked each child to come to me, and tell me their names and what they wanted to learn. It was a 33 task, because only two children there wanted to learn something! Rules were 34 , boundaries established, parents contacted. But the mirror saved the day -- no, the year! Unbeknownst(不知的) to the children, the mirror allowed me to see their every 35 while I was writing on the board. They soon became 36 as to how I knew who was misbehaving while I was writing on the board. When one student finally asked me, I told him I had a special teacher’s eye in the back of my head that my hair 37 . At first they did not believe me. 38 they did begin to exhibit better behavior, especially while I wrote on the board, thinking I had magical 39 . I never told them differently. Why 40 a good thing?
21.A. softly B. clearly C. loudly D. peacefully
22.A. speaking B. dancing C. standing D. laughing
23.A. partner B. music C. space D. joke
24.A. representative B. replacement C. reference D. reward
25.A. teacher B. headmaster C. director D. leader
26.A. retired B. remained C. resigned D. returned
27.A. went B. came C. left D. disappeared
28.A. angrily B. restlessly C. indifferently D. quietly
29.A. names B. faces C. figures D. minds
30.A. prepared B. prayed C. protected D. preferred
31.A. board B. mirror C. cross D. picture
32.A. noting B. copying C. writing D. drawing
33.A. difficult B. different C. distant D. direct
34.A. dated B. written C. worked D. set
35.A. make B. move C. matter D. mind
36.A. pleased B. puzzled C. known D. worried
37.A. covered B. hooked C. hung D. displayed
38.A. So B.But C. And D. However
39.A. view B. scene C. eyes D. vision
40.A. mess up B. bring up C.mix up D. burn up
One morning, I was waiting at the bus stop, worried about 41(be) late for school. There were many people waiting at the bus stop, 42 some of them looked very anxious and 43 (disappoint). When the bus finally came, we all hurried on board. I got a place next 44 the window, so I had a good view of the sidewalk. A boy on a bike 45(catch) my attention. He was riding beside the bus and waving his arms. I heard a passenger behind me shouting to the driver, but he refused 46(stop) until we reached the next stop. Still, the boy kept 47(ride). He was carrying something over his shoulder and shouting. Finally, when we came to the next stop, the boy ran up to the door of the bus. I heard an excited conversation. Then the driver stood up and asked, “48anyone lose a suitcase at the last stop?” A woman on the bus shouted, “Oh dear!It is 49(I)”. She pushed her way to the driver and took the suitcase thankfully. Everyone on the bus began talking about what the boy had done, and the crowd of strangers 50(sudden)became friendly to one another.
51. She has been on a d__________(饮食)for two weeks and has lost five pounds as a result.
52. I suggest every one of us b__________(呼吸)fresh air outside our homes every morning.
53. The continuous hot weather will a__________(影响)our physical and mental abilities.
54. Once you are a__________ (上瘾的)to smoking, you are not likely to get out of it.
55. The government has __________(采用)effective measures to provide enough jobs for the college graduates.
56. Parrots are good at __________(模仿)human speech.
57. Human will never be __________(取代)by robots. We are their masters forever.
58. All my friends made calls to me expressing their c__________(祝贺)on my being admitted to Macao University.
59. Teachers are a__________(争论)about whether students should see violence films.
60. He put on his coat and h__________(向...前进)for the door.
I was in my way home from college when I got a phone call, telling me that my best friend sudden passed away. On heard the news, I sat on the ground and cried. People stepped over us. Then I saw a pair of shoe in front of me. It was a young man, whom was probably in his twenties. He asked me what had happened and brought me to cafe, treating me for a cup of coffee. I calmed down a little when he gently suggested I washed my face. When I came back from the bathroom, he was disappeared. The woman behind the counter said he had paid a full dinner for me and left money in case I needed a taxi home.
The students in our class had a discussion about whether the only way for senior high students to succeed is to go to college. ____________________________________________
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21-25CBCBA 26-30 CCDAB 31-35 BCADB 36-40 BABDA
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46to stop 47 riding 48 Did 49me /mine 50 suddenly
51.diet 52.breathe / breathing 53.affect 54.addicted 55.adopted
56.imitating 57. replaced 58.congratulations 59.arguing 60.headed
1. in - on 2. sudden - suddenly 3. heard - hearing 4. us - me
5. shoe - shoes 6.whom - who 7. cafe - a cafe 8.for - to 9. washed - wash 10. was去掉
The students in our class had a discussion about whether the only way for senior high students to succeed is to go to college.
75% of the students thought it necessary to go to college, for college education can increase their knowledge and improve their personal qualities as well. However, 15% of the students thought that it is no use going to college because it’s extremely difficult for college graduates to get satisfactory jobs. In addition, the tuition is too high for their families to pay for. The remaining 10% held the view that “All roads lead to Rome.” Therefore, they thought it doesn’t make any difference whether they go to college or not.
In my opinion, it’s a better choice to go to college because we can receive more education. But if we are unable to enter college , there are many other choices for us, and we can still contribute to society.