Z: Hello, are you Mr. Smith from the United States?
M: Yes, Robert Smith. Please call me Robert. 1. .
Z: My pleasure. Welcome to China. My name is Zhang Lin. You can call me Lin. This is my card.
M: Thank you. And 2. .
Z: Oh, good, thanks. How was the journey?
M: 3. , although a little tiring.
Z: Then let’s get your things and go to the hotel now.
M: Oh, thank you. 4. ?
Z: It’s about thirty minutes’ drive. By the way, we are going to have a dinner party for you this evening.
M: It’s very kind of you. 5. ?
Z: Six thirty. I’ll pick you up at six o’clock.
M: OK, see you then.
A. It was OK
B. Where is the hotel
C. here is my card
D. Where shall we go
E. Thank you for meeting me
F. How many people are going there
G. What time does it begin
Many years ago, when I was in high school and working on weekends, I lost my wallet. After adding gas to my old car, I paid, and my wallet at the gas station. I hadn’t even had time to I had lost it when my phone rang. A man asked me if I had lost my wallet. I my purse and to my , I had. He asked me to him what was in it. I did so. He then told me where to my wallet.
When I reached his , I noticed his wheelchair and a slope(坡道)going up to the house. I thought that it might have been for him to lower his body and pick up my wallet. I knocked on the door and he told me to come in. I him for finding my wallet. While I didn’t want to insult(侮辱)him by offering , I really felt like something. So I asked him if there was anything I could do to repay his , and he said, “Just pass it on. ”I said I would be to do that. I was raised to be honest in any case and I would have done so, promising this fellow I would, but I wanted to his kindness, so I promised I would.
Ten years later I found a lying on the ground. It me several days to find the owner. He lived in another state, about 60 miles away from where I found the wallet. When he me back, we to meet, so I could return his wallet. He was actually all his money was still in the wallet and he tried to hand me a $20 bill. I told him, “Thanks, but just pass it on. . . ”
1.A. forgot B. left C. found D. saw
2. A. realizeB. regretC. considerD. recognize
3. A. lookedB. checked
C. foundD. searched for
4.A. angerB. delightC. horrorD. excitement
5. A. tellB. giveC. buyD. offer
6. A. turn upB. bring up
C. look upD. pick up
7.A. houseB. schoolC. companyD. station
8. A. easyB. practical
C. difficultD. useful
9.A. presentedB. thankedC. blamedD. paid
10. A. helpB. thanksC. moneyD. wallet
11. A. leavingB. sayingC. offeringD. owning
12. A. laborB. patienceC. kindnessD. support
13.A. ableB. hardC. certainD. possible
14. A. withoutB. withC. onD. by
15.A. repayB. thankC. showD. reply
16.A. packageB. cellphone
C. cardD. wallet
17. A. spentB. costC. wastedD. took
18. A. calledB. paidC. broughtD. went
19. A. startedB. preferredC. agreedD. failed
20. A. satisfiedB. worried
C. puzzledD. surprised
Most tourist destinations around China are witnessing travel peaks during the eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays that run through Sunday. In Beijing, the Palace Museum, or the Forbidden City, attracted 182, 000 tourists on Tuesday, the biggest number on a single day, as millions of visitors arrived in the national capital. “We saw absolutely nothing but people’s heads. ”said Guo Zhijun, 42, of Henan province. “We wanted our 11-year-old son to learn something from the trip, but we only ended up very tired. ”
Earlier, from Sunday noon to midday Monday, garbage collected at Tian’ anmen Square in the heart of the city amounted to 7. 9 tons, a quarter more than that in the same period of last year.
In the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, its top five major tourist sites attracted more than 200, 000 visitors on Tuesday.
Yesterday, thousands of cars jammed two 20-kilometer mountain roads winding to and out of the Lushan Mountain scenic area in the eastern province of Jiangxi. The area, with about 3, 000 car parking spaces, was unable to contain at least 8, 000 inbound cars, said head of the Lushan Mountain public security bureau.
The Lushan Mountain tourism administration temporarily stopped selling entrance tickets to prevent the traffic from growing on Tuesday afternoon. Similar measures could be taken during the rest of the holidays, a police officer said.
Emergency measures have been taken at other scenic sites. Crowded visitors overwhelmed the capacity(承载量)of the cable cars at Huashan Mountain, in Shaanxi province, leaving tens of thousands of stuck at the peak late into Tuesday night. According to China Central Television, restless visitors demanded refunds from the tourism committee, and a lot of visitors had to give up and walk down the mountain.
Chen Li, deputy director of the Shaanxi Provincial Public Security Department, said on his micro blog that more than 300 policemen and government officials climbed up the mountain to help trapped visitors. Fearing that tourist sites might become too crowded, many people are staying at home, going shopping or making short suburban trips. A resident Mr. Wang in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi, canceled long-distance travel plans after learning of heavy traffic on many highways during the first two days of the holidays. Instead, Mr. Wang, his wife and son went fishing in the suburbs before having a picnic.
1. What happened in the Forbidden City that Tuesday?
A. There were far more visitors coming than expected.
B. A large number of zones were opened to the visitors.
C. Over 7. 9 tons of garbage was collected.
D. More than 200, 000 visitors gathered there.
2.What does the underlined word “overwhelmed” mean in Paragraph 6?
A. Showed up. B. Added to.
C. Reached beyond. D. Filled in.
3. The writer wrote this article to .
A. advise traveling to different places to learn something
B. warn people not to climb those mountains on holiday
C. encourage people to change the travel plans according to the traffic
D. suggest we stay at home or go shopping during those holidays
4. Which of the following might be the best title?
A. Experiences from Different Travel Plans
B. Travel Peaks in China’s Tourist Sites
C. Floods of People to the Forbidden City
D. Problems with Traveling on Holiday
The Cambodian government says more than 378 people died and hundreds more were injured in a stampede(踩踏)during the celebrations of the annual Water Festival late Monday in Phnom Penh.
Less than 24 hours after the tragedy(悲剧), Cambodia’s most serious loss of life in decades(十年), the government founded an organization to investigate(调查)how so many died on what was meant to be one of the nation’s most joyous occasions.
Most of the victims(牺牲品)were young people in their teens and twenties. They were some of the estimated(估计)two million who had flooded to Phnom Penh for the Water Festival, which marks the end of the rainy season.
Most suffocated on the bridge, which thousands of people were using to leave Diamond Island, an entertainment(娱乐)area in the middle of the river. Others drowned(溺水)after jumping from the bridge into the water.
Buot Panha, 19, said shortly after 9: 30 on Monday evening he ended up trapped(围困)with his friends in the middle of the bridge, fighting to breathe while terrified people struggled all around him.
Being tall saved his life, since he could stretch(伸出)his neck to take in oxygen(氧气). Shorter people were unable to do that, he says, which may be why two-thirds of the victims were women.
He tried to help a woman who was trapped with two children near him. She was screaming for people to help. Being tall, Buot Panha grabbed(抓住)one child and pushed him above the crowd to help him breathe.
But then some of the young men were told to jump off the bridge into the river to make room. So he handed back the child, squirmed his way to the edge, and jumped.
Some like Buot Panha were fortunate, jumping into the river below and swimming for the shore. But many simply could not move, and died where they lay.
Buot Panha says his first Water Festival will be his last. He vows(发誓)never to come back.
1.The passage is mainly about .
A. Water Festival celebrations
B. a stampede in Cambodia
C. a teenager, Buot Panha
D. a woman and her children
2.What is the main idea of Paragraph 2?
A. It is the biggest tragedy in decades in Cambodia.
B. It is the most serious loss of life in decades in Cambodia.
C. The government ordered an investigation.
D. Water Festival is Cambodia’s most joyous occasion.
3.The underlined word “suffocated” (in Paragraph 4)probably means .
A. breathed in
B. felt uncomfortable
C. died from too little oxygen
D. left in a hurry
4.Which of the following is TRUE about Buot Panha according to the passage?
A. His being tall saved him in the river.
B. He struggled through the crowd to save one child.
C. It was his first time to attend the Water Festival alone.
D. He will never come back to Phnom Penh for the Water Festival.
A. The introduction of Paris
B. The culture of Paris
C. The population growth in Paris
D. The production of Paris
E. The education in Paris
F. The industries in Paris
1.Paris, the capital and the largest city of the country, is in north central France. The Paris metropolitan area contains nearly 20% of the nation’s population and is the economic, cultural, and political center of France. The French governments have historically favored the city as the site for all decision-making, thus powerfully attracting nearly all of the nation’s activities.
2.Paris has grown steadily since it was chosen as the national capital in the late 10th century. With the introduction of the Industrial Revolution, a great number of people moved to the city from the country during the 19th century. The migration was especially stimulated by the construction of railroads, which provided easy access to the capital. After World WarⅡ, more and more immigrants arrived.
3.The city is the centralized control point of most national radio and television broadcasting. It is a place of publication of the most important newspapers and magazines and an international book publishing center. With more than 100 museums, Paris has truly one of the greatest concentrations of art treasures in the world. The Louvre, opened as a museum in 1793, is one of the largest museums in the world.
4.In the late 1980s about 4. 1 million pupils annually attended about 47, 000 elementary schools. In addition, about 5. 4 million students attended some 11, 200 secondary schools. Approximately 1. 2 million students were enrolled annually at universities and colleges in France in the late 1980s. French centers of learning have served as academic models throughout the world.
5.Paris is the leading industrial center of France, with about one quarter of the nation’s manufacturing concentrated in the metropolitan area. Industries of consumers’ goods have always been drawn to Paris by the enormous market of the big population, and modern, high technology industries also have become numerous since World WarⅡ. Chief manufactures are machinery, automobiles, chemicals and electrical equipment.
Last Sunday my father and I went fishing along a river. We found the water very dirty that we could hardly catch any fish in it. A lot of factories along the river always poured their waste water and rubbish straightly into the river, which made the river polluting. In this way most of the fish in the river was killed. Unless the rivers all over the country are polluted like this, no living things will be exist in the water. As we all know, environmental pollution do great harm to living things. Now more and more people have realized what serious this problem is. Our government is doing her best to take measure to fight against pollution. We expect that water in every river will be made cleaner and cleaner before long.
Do you suppose Darwin, one of the greatest scientists of all time, really did foolish experiments? Or did he do experiments that were so simple and basic that other people just thought they were foolish?
Sometimes, people think they already know the answer to a question or the solution to a problem. Sometimes, they really do know an answer or a solution, but without thinking they are important.
Charles Darwin didn’t settle for(满足于)just thinking he knew something. And, he believed all things could be important however simple they seemed to be.
Suppose you drop sheets of paper that are of exactly the same size and shape. If you drop them at the same time in the same place, they will fall in the same way. Now make one of the sheets of paper into a tight little ball and let it drop along with the other sheets. What happens? You have done an experiment that is so simple that you might think it couldn’t be worth anything.
But this simple experiment is important. It explains part of our present-day understandings of physics, ideas that were worked out long ago by Galileo and Newton. And these understandings set aside some of ancient Greek physics.
Scientists sometimes stop to look at very simple things and to think very hard about them. Even the simplest idea, which we might think is foolish, can shake the foundations of science.
1. The passage tells us that Charles Darwin .
A. was a great English scientist
B. always liked doing the experiments that others thought difficult
C. thought even the simplest thing was important
D. didn’t get well with others
2. The underlined phrase “set aside” most probably means .
A. throw away B. store up
C. put to use D. realize
3. The author of the passage tries to .
A. convince us that Charles Darwin, Galileo and Newton are the greatest scientists in the world
B. draw the conclusion that basic sciences are simple things
C. prove that two sheets of paper, with the same size and shape, will fall at the same speed
D. draw our attention to everyday happenings around us
4.Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Darwin really did foolish experiments.
B. According to some people Darwin did foolish experiments.
C. It is believed by all the people that things could be important though they seemed to be simple.
D. Galileo and Newton worked out ancient Greek physics.
Few of us haven’t read Cinderella, the story of a young woman living in poverty who meets the prince of her dreams. Some might not want to admit it, but there is a hidden Cinderella in everyone’s heart—we all wish we could achieve recognition or success after a period of obscurity(默默无闻)or neglect.
Mary Santiago has that secret dream, too. Her story is featured in Another Cinderella Story, a film set in a US high school.
Mary is shy but loves to dance. Compared with other girls, she is invisible. However, her world changes completely when a famous teenage pop singer, Joey Parker, appears.
Joey is everything the rest of the boys in her class are not—kind, handsome and desirable. Mary and Joey’s paths cross at a ball. They meet and fall in love with each other. But when Mary has to rush back home, she leaves behind her MP3 player, which becomes the only clue Joey has to find the girl of his dreams. Of course, there is a wicked(邪恶的)stepmother, who turns out to be Dominique Blatt and she takes in Mary after her dancer mother dies. Dominique treats Mary like a maid and does everything she can to make sure Mary doesn’t get into the top dance school. Her two daughters are equally determined to stop Joey falling for Mary, even if that means embarrassing her.
The story, though it mostly follows Cinderella, does add a few modern day twists to the classic fairy tale. Refreshingly, the film, unlike many high school films, does not focus on looks, although the actors are all beautiful. There is also a lot less materialism in Another Cinderella Story than in many similar movies.
“The movie takes the fairy tale Cinderella as its jumping off point, ”writes movie critic Amber Wilkinson. “The focus is firmly on following your dream. ”
1.The first paragraph is mainly to .
A. build interest and lead us to Mary’s secret dream
B. remind us why Cinderella is popular all the years
C. inform us of the main topic of the whole passage
D. tell us how interesting the fairy tale Cinderella is
2. In the movie, Mary Santiago is the main character who .
A. is brave in expressing her love
B. is attended to badly by the stepmother
C. has a dream of meeting a prince
D. is embarrassed by the pop singer
3.What can we infer from the passage?
A. Joey is just like other boys in Mary’s class.
B. Mary’s mother influences her a lot in singing.
C. Not many people have a dream to be realized.
D. The MP3 player helps Joey in finding Mary.
4.The passage is mainly .
A. an introduction to a film
B. a review about a film
C. an essay about dreams
D. an advertisement of Cinderella
5.According to the passage, Another Cinderella Story .
A. follows Cinderella with nothing new
B. pays more attention to the looks of the actors
C. encourages young people to follow their dreams
D. focuses more on materialism than other films
We will be traveling to the Presidio in San Francisco to visit the newly opened Walt Disney Family Museum. There are countless art exhibits and even a model of an early Disneyland Park.
We will enter the museum at the same time and then each family is free to enjoy the art exhibits in the museum. Lunch will be on you, so bring a lunch or bring money for the Museum Café. For those of you who are interested in exploring the Presidio, there is a free Presidio bus. The Walt Disney Family Museum is a must-see for anyone who likes Disneyland. Here are the details: