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Challenge both your English & minds





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 may you have-

enough trials to keep you strong,

enough sorrow to keep you human,

enough failure to keep you humble,

enough enthusiasm to look forward,

enough determination to make each day,

better than yesterday.


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 The minister said the fight against pro-independence forces is becoming more and more intense as their secessionist activities are being intensified.-----11



 In addition, agencies that design, make and release "vulgar" advertisements will be dealt with in accordance with the law on advertising, it said.


 But this time Li, the world No 4 learned her lesson and held her nerves while she was ahead. She outplayed Guo




 From an economic standpoint, the tobacco industry has long been a key source of tax, which accounted for about 240 billion yuan ($31.4 billion) in 2005, 10 per cent of total State revenues, official statistics show.









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106. At the same time, young people should be encouraged to communicate with their peers and develop their interpersonal skills, which may help them greatly to reduce dependence on their parents and are essential in the maintenance of healthy mental condition.


  107. In conclusion, we must lay emphasis on this problem and make our maximum contribution to help them spend their first day on campus smoothly.


  108. There is a general discussion over fashion in recent years. One of the questions under debate is whether a person should choose comfortable clothes, which he or she likes, regardless of fashion.


  109. This issue is becoming a matter of concern for more and more people, especially for parents and experts in education.


  110. Many young people always go into raptures at the merely mention of buying fashion clothes. And they seem to be attracted by colorful material, various styles of fashion clothes. There is nothing, they maintain, that can't be compared with fashion clothes. In fact, fashion clothes had become indispensable part of youngster's life.


 111. Many people seem to overlook the basic fact: the major function of clothing is to keep us warm and comfortable.


112. Furthermore, people who addict to fashion clothes have to spend more time going shopping and pay more attention to the impression they make on others. As a result, it is impossible to devote enough time and energy in their study and job.


  112a. No one can doubt the essential fact that the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public concern all over the world. Experts in increasing numbers are beginning to believe that such situation would produce unfavorable effects on economic growth of local areas.


  114. There are several reasons for this problem. One of the main reasons is that the number of vehicles is increasing much more rapidly than building of roads. Another primary reason is that there seem to be too many private cars and not enough public buses.


  115. Meanwhile, the numbers of people, who have access to their own cars, have risen sharply in the recent years.




101. After Christmas, _____ clothing on sale in that shop attracted quite a few housewives.

  A.a variety of B. a number of C. the number of D. the great deal of

(  ) 102. The mayor promised the city government _____ the building of the new roads with the taxes it collected.

  A. shall finance B. may support C. can help D. should provide

(  ) 103. Whoever does wrong to his country or to the people deserves _____.

  A. to punish  B. to be punished

  C. to punishment  D. of being punished

(  )104. Some children usually behave in their own way _____ they do not get along with their classmates and there are often disagreements between them. 

  A. even though B. on condition that C. so that D. unless

(  ) 105. Secondary and higher education _____ available to all high school graduates in this country so far.

  A. have made B. were made themselves  C. have been made D. were made it

106. The mother believes that John's stupid, but it's different _____ of Mary; she's just lazy.

  A. in spite B. in the case C. in the course D. in case

(  ) 107. The image of a devoted and noble angel in white _____ heals the wounded and rescues the dying is making a comeback _____ the nation faces a crisis.

  A. that…because B. who…when C. which…that D. what…as

(  ) 108. About how many elements _____ make up most of the substances we meet in everyday life?

  A. it is which B. what it is C. is it that D. it is that

(  ) 109. The government was believed to be considering _____ a law _____ it a crime to import any kind of weapon.

  A. to pass …. to making B. to be passing …. to make

  C. passing … made  D. passing …. making.

 (  ) 110. Dewitt Wallance founded the Reader's Digest as a pocket-sized, non-fiction magazine _____ to inform and entertain.

A.      was intended B. intending C. to intend D. intended




Peking Opera amateurs take center satge





They have no professional training, yet they show great talent in a traditional art that often requires ________ training. They are nicknamed, Piaoyou, the name given amateur Peking Opera singers. Some are mere toddlers. The Piaoyou learned their skills from attending theaters, or imitating performances they've seen on TV.

Some ________in small groups. All are ________ by their enthusiasm for the traditional art. Over a hundred Piaoyou take center stage, ________ the Peking Opera Amateur Contest, sponsored by China Central Television.

This year's event features ________both old and young. Zou from Hong Kong is ________ his mid-eighties. He is the eldest competitor. He had to learn Mandarin at the same time as he was learning to perform Peking Opera.

Zou says the opera captivated him more than half a century ago.

4-year-old Su Shuaiwen is the youngest contestant. He ________ his skill watching VCDs.

6-year-old Feng Mingxuan is one of the Golden Prize ________[win]. He inherited his interest in Peking Opera from his grandpa.

Xu Yuzhuo, director of CCTV Peking Opera Amateur Performers Contest, said, "Piaoyou ________plays an important role in the revival of Peking Opera. I'm glad to see so many young amateurs. They'll surely do good things for the future of the traditional art."

The contest, in ________[it]  third year, attracted opera enthusiasts from all walks of life. They ________ students, taxi drivers, office-workers and company managers.

Their dedication ________ Peking Opera is notable. But the Piaoyou are not a new phenomenon. There was a period in the history of Peking Opera when Piaoyou surpassed professional performers in their accomplishment.









Dear God,



Now that I am no longer young, I have friends whose mothers have passed away. I have heard these sons and daughters say they never fully appreciated their mothers until it was too late to tell them.


I am blessed with the dear mother who is still alive. I appreciate her more each day. My mother does not change, but I do. As I grow older and wiser, I realize          an extraordinary person she is. How sad         I am unable to speak these words        her presence, but they flow easily from my pen.


How does a daughter begin to thank her mother       life itself? For the love, patience and just plain hard work that go into raising a child? For running after a toddler, for understanding a moody teenager, for tolerating a college student who knows everything? For waiting for the

day        a daughter realizes her mother really is?


How does a       (grow) woman thank for a mother for continuing to be a mother? For being ready         advice(when asked ) or remaining silent when it is most appreciated? For not saying:”I told you so”, when she could have uttered these words dozens of times? For

being          (essential) herself—loving, thoughtful, patient, and         (forgive)?


I don’t know how, dear God, except to bless her as richly as she deserves and to help me live   to the example she has set. I pray that I will look as good in the eyes of my children as my mother looks in      (I).


A daughter



106. B in the case of 意为:就……来说,至于; in case of 意为:以防万一

107. B who引导的是定语从句,修饰先行词angel in white"白衣天使";而 when引导的是时间状语从句,表示"当国家(民族)面临危机时。"

108. C 强调句,被强调部分是" how many elements"

109. D consider后只能用动名词做直接宾语,排除AB;而后一空格用making构成现在分词短语作定语。

110. D


a lifetime of











1.       what

2.       that

3.       in

4.       for

5.       when

6.       grown

7.       with

8.       essentially

9.       forgiving

10.   up

11.   mine


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