1.---Excuse me, where can I find the post office?
---Go down this street. Turn right at the first light and you’ll see it on the left.
---Did you say right at the first light?
A. No, left B.OK C. Thank you D. That’s right
2.Though he is worker, he works very hard.
A. a common B. an ordinary C. a usual D. a general
3. I’m looking after Tom today. He’s been at my house 8:00 this morning.
A. since B. for C. at D. till
4. --- Henry doesn’t seem like the same person.
--- so much in the war has made him more thoughtful.
A. For him to see B. His seeing C. Having seen D. To have seen
5.Please call again. Jim a bath just now.
A. has had B. was having C. is having D. has
6. ---When did he leave the classroom?
---He left you turned back to write on the blackboard.
A. the minute B. the time C. until D. before
7. Once environmental damage ,it takes many years for the system to recover.
A. has done B. it to do C. does D. is done
8. we are doing has never been done before.
A. That B. What C. Which D. Whether
9.They at least ten minutes ago.
A. ought to leave B. must have left C. might leave D. should leave
10.There is more land in Australia than the government knows .
A. what to do with B. to do with it C. how to do D. to do it
11.While people may refer to television for up-to-the-minute news, it is unlikely that
television the newspaper completely.
A. replace B. have replaced C. replaced D. will replace
12.Because the first pair of trousers did not fit properly, he asked for .
A. another trousers B. others trousers C. the others ones D. another pair
13. In Britain today women 44% of the workforce, and nearly half the mothers with children
are in paid work.
A. build up B. make up C. stand for D. send up
14.This is the place I want to go to.
A. mostly B. the mostly C. most D. much
15. The hours the children spend in their one-way relationship with television people
undoubtedly affect their relationships with real-life people.
A. that B. when C. in which D. on which
The task of being accepted and enrolled in a university begins early for some students.
Long 16 they graduate from high school, these students take special 17 to prepare
for advanced study. They man also take one of more examinations that test how 18 prepared
they are for the university. In the final year of high school, they 19 applications and
send them, with their student records, to the universities which they hope to 20 .Some
high school students may be 21 to have an interview with people from the university.
Neatly 22 and usually very frightened, they are 23 to show that they have a good
attitude and the 24 to succeed.
When the new students are finally 25 , there may be one more step they have to 26
before registering for classes and 27 to work. Many colleges and universities 28 an
instruction program for new students. 29 these programs, the young people 30 to
know the procedures for registration and student advising, university rules, the 31 of
the library and all the other 32 services of the college or university.
Beginning a new life in a new place can be very 33 .The more knowledge students have
34 the school, the easier35 will be for them to adapt to the new environment.However
, it takes time to get used to college life.
16.A. as B. after C. since D. before
17.A. courses B. majors C. subjects D. textbooks
18.A. deeply B. widely C. well D. much
19.A. finish B. provide C. complete D. organize
20.A. attend B. study C. belong D. become
21.A. considered B. ordered C. suggested D. required
22.A. coated B. dressed C. worn D. appeared
23.A. decided B. settled C. intended D. determined
24.A. power B. ability C. possibility D. quality
25.A. received B. accepted C. permitted D. recognized
26.A. go B. do C. take D. pass
27.A. getting B. putting C. falling D. sitting
28.A. offer B. afford C. grant D. supply
29.A. For B. Among C. In D. On
30.A. have B. get C. ought D. need
31.A. application B. usage C. use D. using
32.A. major B. key C. great D. famous
33.A. amazing B. misleading C. alarming D. puzzling
34.A. before B. about C. on D. at
35.A. they B. that C. which D. it
It was early morning. Peter Corbett helped Mark Wellman out of his wheelchair and onto
the ground. They stood before El Capitan, a huge mass of rock almost three-quarters of a
mile high in California’s beautiful Yosemite Valley. It had been Mark’s dream to climb
El Capitan for as long as he could remember. But how could a person without the use of his
legs hope to try to climb it?
Mark knew he couldn’t finish the climb alone, but his friend Peter, an expert rock
climber, would be there to lend a helping hand. He and Mark thought that it would take
seven days to reach the top.
Peter climbed about 100 feet up and hammered a piton(岩钉) into the rock. Fastening
one end of a 165-foot rope to the piton, he let one end of the rope fall down. Mark caught
the rope and fastened it to his belt with a special instrument. This instrument would
allow Mark to move upward, but would prevent him from falling even as much as a single inch
. He next reached above his head and fastened a T-shaped bar to the rope, using the same
kind of instrument.
Mark took a deep breath, pushed the T-bar up almost as far as his arms could reach,
and began the first of the 7,000 pull-ups needed to reach the top. High above, Peter let
out a cheer. “You’re on your way.”
Seven years before, at the age of twenty-one, he had fallen while mountain climbing,
injuring his backbone. The fall cost him the use of his legs, but he never lost his love
of adventure or his joyful spirit.
For the first four days the two men progressed steadily upward without incident. But
on the fifth day an unbearably hot wind began to blow, and as time went by, it became
stronger and stronger, causing Mark to sway violently on his rope. But Mark kept on
determinedly pushing up the T-bar and pulling himself up. In spite of that, he had to
admit that he felt a lot better when the wind finally died down and his body touched solid
It took them one day more than they had expected, but on July 26 at 1:45 in the afternoon
, the crowd of people waiting on the top went wild with joy as the two heads appeared. Mark
Wellman had shown that if you set your heart and mind on a goal, no wall is too high, no
36.What had Mark Wellman long desired to do?
A. To finish one of the most difficult rock climbs in the world.
B. To be the first to climb El Capitan.
C. To climb the highest mountain in California.
D. To help his friend Peter climb El Capitan.
37.How did Mark climb the mountain?
A. He fastened the rope to his wheelchair.
B. He hammered in pitons so that he had something to hold on to.
C. He held on to the T-bar and Peter pulled him up.
D. He pulled himself up using a T-bar and special equipment.
38.How did Mark lose the use of his legs?
A. He lost his footing and fell from the side of a mountain.
B. He fell during his first attempt on El Capitan.
C. His legs were broken by falling rocks.
D. While working out in the gym, he injured his backbone.
39.What was the worst problem Mark had during the climb?
A. He struck against the rock and hurt his arms.
B. A strong wind blew him away from the rock.
C. He kept falling several inches.
D. While swaying in space, he became terrified.
40.How did Mark react to difficulties during the climb?
A. He admitted that he was frightened.
B. He often worried about his friend’s condition.
C. He was able to remain clam and determined.
D. He was joking to cheer himself up.
New findings suggest that brainy card games such as contract bridge may temporarily raise
production of a key blood cell including in fighting off illness. After 90 minutes of play
, bridge players had increased levels of immune（免疫）cells, according to research
reported last week.
A researcher, Diamond, studied bridge players from a women’s bridge club. She chose
bridge players because the game includes skills stimulating a part of the brain called the
dorsolateral cortex. Earlier animal research suggests that this part of the brain may play
a role in the immune system.
The findings are based on blood samples drawn from 12 women players. Their blood samples
showed a rise in levels of white blood cells called T cells after they played bridge for 90
minutes. T cells are produced by the thymus gland（胸腺）and used by the immune system
The T cell count jumped significantly in eight of the bridge players, and slightly in
the other four.
The findings contribute to the field of neuroimmunology（神经免疫学）,whose name reflects
the fact that the nervous system and the immune system are not considered separate and
isolated systems. What isn’t clear is whether the help to the immune system from an
activity like contract bridge is lasting or temporary. It is also not clear whether the
increase in T cells could finally be targeted against special illnesses.
41．Playing bridge can help one to fight off diseases because it can .
A．raise production of a key blood cell B．make people joyful
C．aid digestion D．make break away from the bad habits
42．Diamond chose to study bridge players for the research because .
A．the players are good friends of hers
B．she loves playing bridge
C．this game stimulates a part of the brain that has something to do with immune system
D．she is a clever manager, who operates her bridge club well
43．Which of the following is TRUE according to this article?
A．The immune system and the brain system used to be considered separate and isolated
B．The help to the immune system that is brought about by playing bridge can last for
a long time.
C．Cortex is a kind of blood cell.
D．The new findings are impossible.
Parents whose children show a special interest in a particular sport feel very difficult
to make a decision about their children's careers. Should they allow their children to
train to become top sports men and women? For many children it means starting schoolwork
very young, and going out with friends and other interests have to take a second place.
It's very difficult to explain to a young child why he or she has to train five hours a day
, even at the weekend, when most of his or her friends are playing.
Another problem is of course money. In many countries money for training is available
from government for the very best young sportsmen and women. If this help can not be given
, in means that it is the parents who have to find the time and the money to support their
child's development and sports clothes, transport to competitions, special equipment, etc.
Can all be very expensive?
Many parents are worried that it is dangerous to start serious training in a sport at
an early age. Some doctors agree that young muscles may be damaged by training before
they are properly developed. Professional trainers, however, believe that it is only by
training young that you can reach the top as a successful sports person. It is clear that
very few people do reach the top, and both parents and children should be prepared for
failure even after many years of training.
44. This article is most probably taken from .
A. a letter B. an advertisement
C. a personal diary D. a newspaper article
45. According to the passage, parents whose children show a special interest in sport .
A. feel uncertain if they should let their children train to be sports men or women
B. try to get financial support from the government for their children's training
C. have to get medical advice from doctors about training methods
D. prefer their children to be trained as young as possible
46. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. By starting young, you won't have much time for your school work.
B. Early training may damage your muscles.
C. Most children may become professional sports men after a long period of training.
D. It's very expensive for parents to support their child's development in sports.
47. The phrase “to take a second place” means .
A. to repeat the activities some other day
B. to become less important
C. all things considered, they are of inferior quality
D. to happen again
A very rapid increase in the number of ships sailing between American and European
ports began almost immediately after the end of the War of 1812 in order to meet the new
need for the regular rapid transportation of mail, light cargo, and passengers. It was
the increase in emigration to America that for the first time made the carrying of
passengers across the Atlantic more profitable than the transportation of heavy cargo. A
new type of sailing ship, the packet(邮船), appeared to meet this new demand, and the
demand very soon resulted in strong competition among several packet lines. The earliest
of these was the Black Ball Line set up in New York in 1816, only a year after the end of
the war. The service of this famous line started with four of the new fast packets, each
of 400 to 500 tons: the Pacific, the Amity, the James Cooper, and the William Thompson.
During the first twenty years of service, the average time from New York to Liverpool
was 23 days and the average trip back to New York took 40 days. By the middle of the
century packets had increased in size to between 900 and 1,000 tons and their speed had
increased. The Red Jackel once sailed from New York to Liverpool in 13 days, 11.5 hours.
The Mary Whiteridge took 4.5 hours off this record on a run from Baltimore to Liverpool.
Such speeds were far greater than the average of from 19 to 21 days to Liverpool and from
30 to 35 homeward to New York, but the packets had still set a new standard for
transoceanic travel. No wonder that steamships, the first of which tried to compete with
the packets in 1838, only began to replace them in the 1850s.
48. The fastest transatlantic voyage by a packet mentioned by the author was from .
A. Liverpool to New York B. New York to Liverpool
C. Baltimore to Liverpool D. Liverpool to Baltimore
49.According to the author, in which decade of the 19th century did a steamship first
attempt to compete with the transatlantic packets?
A. The 20s. B. The 50s. C. The 40s. D. The 30s.
50.Which of the following was most important in the development of the fast packets?
A. The increase in the number of people who wanted to go to America.
B. The increase in the number of people who wanted to go to Europe after the War of 1812.
C. The increased demand for the transportation of all kinds of cargo.
D. The increased volume of mail.
51. The time of the fastest transatlantic crossing mentioned by the author was 13 days
A. 11.5 hours B.7 hours C. 7.5 hours D. 4.5 hours
Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people,
but I also explain that there’s a big difference between being a writer and writing. In
most cases these people are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at a
typewriter. You’re got to want to write, I say to them, not want to be a writer.
The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every
writer kissed by fortune there are thousands more whose longing is never rewarded. When I
left a 20-year job in the U. S. Coast Guard to become a writer, I had no hopes at all.
What I did have was a friend who found me my room in a New York apartment building. It
didn’t even matter that it was cold and had no bathroom. I immediately bought a used
typewriter and felt like a real writer.
After a year or so, however, I still hadn’t gotten a break and began to doubt myself.
It was so hard to sell a story that barely made enough to eat. But I knew I wanted to write
. I had dreamed about it for years. I wasn’t going to be one of those people who die
wondering, what if? I would keep putting my dream to the test even though it meant living
with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadow land of hope, and anyone with a
dream must learn to live there.
52.The passage is meant to .
A. warn young people of the hardship that a successful writer has to experience
B. advise young people to give up their idea of becoming a professional writer
C. show young people it’s unrealistic for writers to seek wealth and fame
D. encourage young people to seek good jobs
53.What can be concluded from the passage?
A. Real writers often find their work interesting and rewarding.
B. A writer’s success depends on luck rather than on effort.
C. Famous writers usually live in poverty.
D. The chances for a writer to become successful are small
54. Why did the author begin to doubt himself after the first year of his writing work?
A. He wasn’t able to produce a single book.
B. He hadn’t seen a change for the better.
C. He wasn’t able to have a rest for a whole year.
D. He found his dream would never come true.
55. “Shadow land” in the last sentence refers to .
A. the wonderland one often dreams about
B. the bright future that one is looking forward to
C. a world that exists only in one’s imagination
D. the state of uncertainty before one’s final goal is reached
A strange thing was happened in our garden the 56.
other day. I went out play with my dog for 57.
a few minute, and noticed the dog barking 58.
at a big tree. Before I realized that it meant, it 59.
started to dig a hole at the base of the tree. 60.
Suddenly a large rat rushed out the hole, ran across 61.
the garden and disappearing into some waste ground 62.
behind the garden. Surprising at this unexpected 63.
incident, the poor dog was too slowly to react. It ran 64.
to the fence, but without some result. 65.
1.上学的年龄； 2.开学的时间； 3.学制情况（小学六年，初中三年）；
4. 所学课程； 5.收费情况； 6.义务教育的特点。
Compulsory Education in China
1--5 DBACC 6--10 ADBBA 11--15.DDBCA 16--20.DACCA 21--25.DBDBB
26---30 CAACB 31---35CADBD 36---40.ADABC 41----45. ACADA 46---50CBCDA
56.was happened→happened 57.play→to play 58.minute→minutes 59.that→what
60.√ 61.out→out of 62.disappearing→disappeared 63.Surprising→Surprised
64.slowly→slow 65.some→any, 或去掉some
One possible version:
Compulsory Education in China
In China, school begins on September 1. Children go to school when they are six years
old. Children shall study for six years in primary school, where they will learn Chinese,
maths, English, music, drawing, P.E. and so on. When they have finished primary school,
they will enter junior school, where they will learn other subjects, such as physics,
chemistry, politics, history, geography, biology and so on. They shall study for 3 years
in junior school. During the compulsory education, parents only have to pay the fees of
books and exercise books for their children’s education. According to the law, it’s
parents’ duty to send their children to receive the compulsory education.