例：Std over there _____________ you'll be able to see it better.
A. or B. d C. but D. while
1.---I guess you t to go play tnis.
---__________. That's exactly what I was tg too.
A. I 't get it B. It's up to you
C. You never ow D. You read my d
2. I __________ to sd Peter a gift to congratulate on his marriage，but I cou't age it.
A. had hoped B. hopg C. have hoped D. would hope
3. A study shows the stuts who are gaged after-school activities are happier t _________who are not.
A. ones B. those C. these D. t
4.____________ to tk critically is portt skill today's childr will need for the future.
A. Learn B. Learned C. Learng D. Havg learned
5.___________ all the pros, several of the players produced ext perforces.
A. Accorg to B. stead of C. addition to D. spite of
y son got a full scholarship to his dr university!
----Wow, ___________! What's he gog to study?
A. good for B. go for it
C. what a coce D. all the best
7. We observe that artificial tce has already made a(n) ___________on our lives y ways.
A. statt B. pact C. pression D. jut
8. y, as well as her brothers, ____________ a warm welcome returng to the village last week.
A. is giv B. are giv C. was giv D. were giv
9. Kate heard a 's voice the background, but she cou't ___________ what he was sayg.
A. set aside B. take back C. make out D. keep off
10. Most colleges now offer first-year stuts a course specially ___________ to help t succeed ically d personally.
A. desed B. desg C. to des D. g desed
11. Their child is at the stage__________ she say dividual words but not full stces.
A. why B. where C. which D. what
12. The professor warned tie stuts that on no account _____________ use mobile phones his class.
A. should they B. they should C. dare they D. they dare
13. Tom is so dept that he never asks his parts' opion _________ he ts their support.
A. sce B. once C. unless D. after
14. The workers were not better orized, otherwise they ____________ the task half the te.
A. accomplished B. had accomplished
C. would accomplish D. would have accomplished
15. A dog's eatg habit requires regular trg before it is ___________ established.
A. properly B. widely C. orally D. tporarily
I was ready to pay for my as at the grocery one night， fear seized me. My wallet was gone. I could only have left it on the G9 bus，which was now spg the dark to some 16 station.
The 17 mot was quickly followed by tal math. How much te d money would it cost to replace the 18 of that little wallet？The credit cards，the driver's se，the cash，all lost to the bus.
Two hours later，back at my house，I heard a ock on the door. My husd 19 it while I was on the phone the g room. "Does nifer live here？" I heard a lady say. my husd's d was my wallet，with not a pny 20 . She left before I could 21 make it to the door to offer my tks.
After sharg the story one，I heard from someone，who 22 the lady as Er Smith. Without 23 ，I called to tk her. She said she 24 my wallet on a bus seat. She 25 that gog to a strger's house was a 26 move，but she decided to take the ce. "If I were that 27 . I would t someone to try to d me，" she said.
This one strger responded beautifully to my small 28 ，but she actually wasn't the only one. Right after Er 29 my wallet on the bus，she posted a picture of my driver's se to one forum（论坛），tryg to see 30 yone ew me. No sooner did she leave my doorstep t I had ails from two wo whose kids go to my son's nursery d who recoized my face. I've never 31 words with those moms beyond small tall，but they ted to help. I read that people are more divided t ever，but that's not how the people I 32 td to act.
33 ,I feel blessed someone had ted to help a strger. Er had gone 34 what ost yone would have done，g my house on a bitterly cold night，d for that I was extrely 35 .
16. A. accessible B. C. unown D. convt
17. A. face-savg B. br-wasg C. eye-catg D. heart-stoppg
18. A. parts B. contts C. details D. grts
19. A. ored B. swered C. exed D. terrupted
20. A. missg B. returned C. rg D. doned
21. A. still B. ever C. yet D. ev
22. A. selected B. appoted C. tified D. ed
23. A. delay B. alarm C. regret D. vitation
24. A. moved B. placed C. oped D. spotted
25. A. disagreed B. comped C. calculated D. recoded
26. A. selfless B. risky C. slow D. personal
27. A. site B. direction C. situation D. atmosphere
28. A. crisis B. ger C. threat D. failure
29. A. got rid of B. made use of C. had control of D. took possession of
30. A. if B. where C. how D.
31. A. recalled B. exged C. repeated D. whispered
32. A. counter B. follow C. consult D. accompy
33. A. Gog away B. Turng around C. Loog back？ D. Cog along
34. A. to B. st C. over D. beyond
35. A. long B. thusiastic C. concerned D. grateful
History Fair Competition
Understg history is vital to understg ourselves as a people d as a nation.
History is much more t the study of dusty old objects d evts long past. It is esstial part of who we are today d who we will become. Thornton fiddle School History Fair Competition makes understg history excitg，g，d fun！
This Year's Te
All participts must address how counication or trsportation tology has promoted the quality of life for ers throughout history. To y people，tology s computers，d-held devices，or vehicles that travel to distt pets. However，tology is also the application of stific owledge to solve a pro，toug lives countless ways.
dividuals or groups may ter one of the follog categories：
Perforce: A dratic prestation of the topic no more t 10 utes long. If special clothes are used，they should truly represt a giv period.
Docutary: A visual prestation（such as a video，slide show，or computer project）no more t 10 utes long. A desktop computer，scr，projector，d loudspeakers will be available. Stuts must provide their prestations on CDs before Friday，March 23.
Essay Writg: ic paper of 2，000 to 2，500 words. No illustrations（图解）are allowed. Please do not clude covers. A list of referces must be cluded.
uary 5 Suit a topic proposal to your history teacher. The teacher may require a second proposal if the first is off-topic or unclear.
February 5 Suit a first draft of your essay，perforce script（剧本），or docutary highlights.
February 19 A coittee of teachers will evaluate materials d give opions. Stuts t have opportunity to prove their products.
March 9 Suit a al draft of your essay.
March 15 Perforce d docutary coittee preview
March 24 Thornton Middle School History Fair Competition
7：00A. M-9：00A. M Participts sg at the gym
10：00A. M. -6：00PM. Competition d judges' review
7：00P. Awards cerony d pic
36. Accorg to Paragraph 1，what is the major goal of understg history？（ ）
A. To preserve national traditions.
B. To prepare for a history competition.
C. To better ow the prest d future.
D. To further explore historical mysteries.
37. What is the te of this year's competition？（ ）
A. Tology advces sce.
B. Sce teracts with tology.
C. Sce has made the study of history easy.
D. Tology has proved the life of ers.
38. ong the its provided by the school for a visual prestation are__________.
A. special clothes d a scr
B. a desktop computer d a CD
C. a projector d special clothes
D. a desktop computer d loudspeakers
39. What would a participt have to do with essay of 1,500 words to meet the category requirt?（ ）
A. clude more formation the essay.
B. Rove the referces.
C. Provide a cover for the essay.
D. Exp the details with illustrations.
40. What will the coittee of teachers do on February 19?（ ）
A. Preview perforces d docutaries.
B. Make cots on the materials.
C. prove the participt's first draft.
D. Collect a second proposal from the participt.
I must have always own rg was very portt because the first ories I have as a child deal with books. There was not one night that I don't rber mom rg me a storybook by my bedside. I was extrely spired by the t way the words sounded.
I always ted to ow what my mom was rg. Hearg mom say," I 't believe what's prted the newspaper this morng," made me t to grab it out of her ds d read it myself. I ted to be like my mom d ow all of the tgs she ew. So I carried around a book, d each night, just to be like her, I would pretd to be rg.
This is how everyone learned to read. We would start off with stces, t paragraphs, d t stories. It sed ung journey, but ev as a six-year-old girl I realized that og how to read could op y doors. mom said," The -D-Y is on the top shelf," I ew where the dy was. My progress rg raised my curiosity, d I ted to ow everytg. I oft found myself tg my mom to drive more slowly, so that I could read all of the road ss we passed.
Most of my rg through prary, middle d high school was factual rg. I read for owledge, d to make A's on my tests. Occasionally, I would read a novel that was assed, but I 't joy this type of rg. I liked facts, tgs that are concrete. I thought ytg abstract left too much room for argut.
Yet, now that I'm grog d the world I once ew as g so sple is becog more complex, I d myself ng a way to escape. By opg a novel, I leave d my burs d ter to a wonderful d mysterious world where I now a new character. these worlds I become yone. I don't have to write down what happed or what tique the author was usg he or she wrote this. I just read to relax.
We're taught to read because it's necessary for much of hu understg. Rg is a vital part of my life. Rg satisfies my desire to keep learng. d I've found that the possibilities that lie wit books are itless.
41. Why did the author t to grab the newspaper out of mom's ds？（ ）
A. She ted mom to read the news to her.
B. She was xious to ow what had happed.
C. She cou't wait to tear the newspaper apart.
D. She cou't help but stop mom from rg.
42. Accorg to Paragraph 3，the author's rg of road ss dicates___________
A. her unique way to locate herself
B. her eagerness to develop her rg ability
C. her effort to rd mom to obey traffic rules
D. her grog desire to ow the world around her.
43. What was the author's view on factual rg？（ ）
A. It would help her update test-tg skills.
B. It would allow much room for free tg.
C. It would provide true d objective formation.
D. It would help shape a realistic d serious attitude to life.
44. The author takes novel rg as a way to___________.
A. explore a tasy d
B. develop a passion for g
C. learn about the adult counity
D. get away from a confusg world
45. What could be the best title for the passage？（ ）
A. The Magic of Rg
B. The Pleasure of Rg
C. Grog Up with Rg
D. Rg Makes a Full
How does ecosyst（生态系统）work？What makes the populations of differt species the way they are？Why are there so y flies d so few wolves？To d swer，stists have built matatical models of food webs，notg who eats whom d how much each one eats.
With such models，stists have found out some key prciples operatg food webs. Most food webs，for stce，consist of y weak ks rather t a few strong ones. a predator（掠食动物）always eats huge numbers of a sgle prey（猎物），the two species are strongly ked； a predator lives on various species，they are weakly ked. Food webs may be doated by y weak ks because that arrt is more stable over the long term. If a predator eat several species，it survive the extction（灭绝）of one of t. d if a predator move on to other species that is easier to d a prey species becomes rare，the switch allows the oral prey to recover. The weak ks may thus keep species from drivg one other to extction.
Matatical models have also revealed that food webs may be unstable，where small ges of top predators lead to big effects throughout tire ecosysts. the 1960s，stists proposed that predators at the top of a food web had a surprisg ount of control over the size of populations of other speciesclug species they did not directly attack.
d unpned hu activities have proved the idea of top-down control by top predators to be true. the o，we fished for top predators such as cod on dustrial scale，while on d，we killed off large predators such as wolves. These actions have greatly affected the ecological ce.
Stists have built early-warng syst based on matatical models. Ideally，the syst would tell us to adapt hu activities that are pusg ecosyst toward a breakdown or would ev allow us to pull ecosyst back from the bordere. Prevtion is key，stists says because once ecosysts pass their tippg pot（临界点），it is rarkably difficult for t to return.
46. What have stists discovered with the help of matatical models of food webs？（ ）
A. The livg habits of species food webs.
B. The rules governg food webs of the ecosysts.
C. The approaches to studyg the species the ecosysts.
D. The differces bet weak d strong ks food webs.
47. A strong k is found bet two species a predator______
A. has a wide food choice
B. easily d new prey
C. sticks to one prey species
D. quickly move to other place
48. What will happ if the populations of top predators a food web greatly e？（ ）
A. The prey species they directly attack will die out.
B. The species they directly attack will turn to top predators.
C. The livg viront of other species will r unged.
D. The populations of other species will experce unexpected ges.
49. What conclusion be drawn from the exples Paragraph 4？（ ）
A. Uncontrolled hu activities greatly upset ecosysts.
B. Rapid economic developt threats al habitats.
C. Species of coercial value doate other species.
D. dustrial activities help keep food webs stable.
50. How does early-warng syst help us t the ecological ce？（ ）
A. By gettg illegal practices under control.
B. By stoppg us from g large predators.
C. By brg the bro-down ecosysts back to normal.
D. By sg the urt need for tg prevtive action.
Would you BET on the future of this ？He is 53 years old. Most of his adult life has a losg struggle st debt d misfortune. A war jury has made his left d stop functiong，d he has oft prison. Driv by heavows-what motives，he deteres to write a book.
The book turns out to be one that has appealed to the world for more t 350 years. That former prisoner was Cervtes，d the book was Don Quixote（《堂吉诃德》）. d the story poses terestg question: why do some people discover new vitality d creativity to the d of their days，while others go to seed long before？
We've all own people who run out of st before they reach life's halfway mark. I'm not tg about those who fail to get to the top. We 't all get there. I'm tg about people who have stopped learng on grog because they have adopted the fixed attitudes d opions that all too oft come with passg years.
Most of us， fact，progressively narrow the variety of our lives. We succeed our field of specialization d t become trapped it. Notg surprises us. We lose our sse of wonder. But，if we are g to ，the opportunities are everywhere.
The tgs we learn maturity seldom volve formation d skills. We learn to bear with the tgs we 't ge. We learn to avoid self-pity. We learn that however much we try to please，some people are never gog to love us idea that troubles at first but is evtually relaxg.
With high motivation d thusiasm，we keep on learng. T we will ow how portt it is to have g our life. However，we achieve g only if we have made a coitt to sometg larger t our own little egos（自我），whether to loved ones，to fellow hus，to work，or to some moral concept.
y of us equate（视......等同于）"coitt" with such "carg" occupations as tg d nursg. But dog y orary job as well as one is itself irable coitt. People who work toward such exce whether they are drivg a truck，or runng a storake the world better just by g the d of people they are. They've learned life's most valuable lesson.
51. The passage starts with the story of Cervtes to show that_________.
A. loss of freedom stulates one's creativity
B. age is not a barrier to achievg one's goal
C. misery spires a to fight st his fate
D. disability not stop a 's pursuit of success
52. What does the undered part Paragraph 3 probably ？（ ）
A. d one's struggle for liberty.
B. Waste one's ergy tg risks.
C. Miss the opportunity to succeed.
D. Lose the terest to contue learng.
53. What could be ferred from Paragraph 4？（ ）
A. Those who dare to try oft get tselves trapped.
B. Those who td to tk back hardly go ahead.
C. Opportunity favors those with a curious d.
D. Opportunity awaits those with a cautious d.
54. What does the author td to tell us Paragraph 5？（ ）
A. A tough tolerate sufferg.
B. A wise live without self-pity.
C. A should try to satisfy people around .
D. A should learn suitable ways to deal with life.
55. What is the author's purpose writg the passage？（ ）
A. To provide guce on g a gful adult life.
B. To stress the need of shoulderg responsibilities at work.
C. To state the portce of eratg motivation for learng.
D. To suggest a way of pursug exce our lifelong career.
Haze Mabry，who has worked as a school keeper for thirt years，walks to the school bug every day d pties garbage s，wipes down bathrooms d mops wet messes the hallways.
Last Friday，after he arrived at the school，stead of g garbage to up，he found ost 800 stuts g the hallways with ade cards，blog noisakers d sg a full-throated happy birthday to . It was his 80th. As he walked the long hallway，some popped out of e to hug . They ded so y cards that they filled several large boxes. Touched by their thusiastic expression of affection. Mabry tked t all. "They're like my childr，"Mabry said.
On a regular day，stuts at the school sometes come up to to say they're not g well or other tes to tell about sometg that happed at break. He ows most of the kids at the school，but 't ne each one. Some of t make ow t. Like Faith，who oft forgets her backpack the cafeteria，d Lucy，who just ts a hug.
"He won't brag（夸耀）on self，but it doesn't matter what he's dog or where he is，he will always stop what he's dog to take care of a child if that child is havg a bad day. If a child approaches ，he will pause to give that child his undivided atttion. He's the most loved one this bug，"said Lori Gilreath，a rg teacher.
Mabry works circles around all the stuts，g up messes others don't t to touch. He doesn't expect a lot. Mabry said he 't pned to do much for his milestone birthday，so he was happy the stuts had prepared the surprise celebration.
Over the d，he worked through the piles of ade cards at his house. One card from a stut stood out to . It read: "Mr. Haze，you are my sunse."
56. What is Mabry's daily work as a school keeper？（no more t 5 words）
57. How did the stuts celebrate Mabry's birthday？（no more t 15 words）
58. What does the undered word Paragraph 2 probably ？（1 word）
59. Why is Mabry's presce at the school portt？（no more t 10 words）
60. Who is the "sunse" your life？Please exp. （no more t 20 words）
I'm Li ，a stut at gug High School.
Tk you for your te.
第一、二部分（Key to 1~55）
1. D 2. A 3. B 4. C 5. D 6. A 7. B 8. C 9. C 10. A
11. B 12. A 13. C 14. D 15. A 16. C 17. D 18. B 19. B 20. A
21. D 22. C 23. A 24. D 25. C 26. B 27. C 28. A 29. D 30. A
31. B 32. A 33. C 34. D 35. D 36. C 37. D 38. D 39. A 40. B
41. B 42. D 43. C 44. D 45. C 46. B 47. C 48. D 49. A 50. D
51. B 52. D 53. C 54. D 55. A
Some possible swers：
56. g the（school）bug.
Or: He s the（school）bug.
Or: He does（the）g.
57. By g the hallways，blog noisakers，sg a song，g cards，d hug .
Or: By g the hallways with（ade）cards，blog noisakers，sg a song，d hug .
Or: They ed the hallways，blew noisakers，sg a song，ded cards，d hugged .
Or: They ed the hallways with（ade）cards，blew noisakers，sg a song，d hugged .
59. （Because）he loves/cares about（the）stuts d works hard.
Or: （Because）he loves（the）stuts d is devoted to his work.
Or: （Because）he is d/carg/helpful to the stuts，d hard-worg.
Or: （Because）he is regarded as a d/warm-hearted/helpful/carg d hard-worg .
60. My father/mother. （Because）he/she loves me d courages me I'm faced/confronted with difficulties.
Or: My teacher. （Because）he/she cares about me d prepares me for my future career.
Or: My frd. （Because）he/she brgs me joy/happess d gives me a lot of comfort/help/court.