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Challenge both your English & minds





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1.The postal bureau will issue a set of commemorative stamps today to       [popular] the mascot.

2.Pizza, for example, is a south Italian       [region] dish that was once served because it combined all the virtues a       [thrift]

3.       [Locate] on the western edge of Hunan Province next to Guizhou, Feng Huang Cheng's beauty lives up to this story.

4.Other visitors made calls for the       [strong] of the government's anti-corruption efforts, and comments about the need for special attention to be given to cases involving institutes of higher education and grassroots governments

5.Secondary and higher education _____[make] available to all high school graduates in this country so far.

6.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.

7.I am sure I can help you find ____ bed for your new house, but now I'm heading for ____ bed and ____ good sleep.  

8.You cannot be ____ careful when you drive a car.

9.She stayed mostly to herself, making       friends. She had excellent grades,       she always thought that something was missing.Two weeks before the audition, Roberta’s mother had heard about it and       her to join in.

10. She had read the play and found herself excited by the       of speaking such rich words. In secret she practiced Portias part,       the lines by repeating them over and over.

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

12.All are ________ by their enthusiasm for the traditional art

13.How does a       (grow) woman thank for a mother for continuing to be a mother?

14.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).

15.When       [ask] what kind of school they are willing to send their children to       , many parents say they would choose a boarding school rather than day schools for their children.

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

17.At the same time, there are still many people who live under the traditional ideas that day schools play an extremely important       in children's study.

18.No one can doubt the essential fact      the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public       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.



A vital B worsened C consult D unable E miraculously F accompanied G advisable  

----By Yang Wentao

Traditional Chinese medicine has played a ______ part in safeguarding Chinese people’s health in the past 5000 years. Nowadays, combined with modern scientific knowledge and western medical means, it is entering a new stage of its development.

The future of it is promising, and from my own experiences I must say that it is ______ to ______ a Chinese doctor when you are sick.

When I was in my fifth grade, I got a serious acute sore throat. My throat swelled with pain and every time I tried to speak, I was ______ to make a sound. It was as if  I had lost my speaking ability. My parents ______ me to visit an experienced western medical doctor. The doctor proscribed a whole bunch of medicine after examining my throat and told me I would soon recover.

However, my situation ______. Desperately, we visited a Chinese medical doctor. He checked my throat, measured my pulses, and wrote down a list of Chinese herbal medicine.

This time situation took a sharp turn. Both my parents and I were amazed at how ______ these humble herbals worked.

It was from that experience that we began to trust Chinese medicine and place it in a higher position than western medicine in our hearts. Chinese medicine is great.











27 The social security system is of vital importance to building a harmonious and a comparatively well-off society in an all-round way. ---1425

28. In the wake of escalating inflation, China pledged to draw up a series of measures, including more subsidies for farmers, to secure a stable production and supply of produce in 2008 when Beijing hosts the Olympics bringing the country into the spotlight. --- 1425

29If, on the other hand, he finds his wife fateful, his childrens noise unendurable, and the office a nightmare; if in the daytime he longs for night, and at night sighs for the light of day, then what he needs is not a new philosophy but a new regimen----a different diet, or more exercise, or what not. 

反之,如果他讨厌自己的妻子,受不了孩子们的吵闹,而且害怕上班;如果他白天盼望夜晚,而到了晚上又巴望着天明,那么,他所需要的就不是一种新的理论,而是一种新的生活——改变饮食习惯,多锻炼身体等等。 ---1422

30The silence of men in general is overtalked about and overcriticized. To be sure, men never open up as much as women want them to, but there is a wordless understanding in which we function fairly well especially in friendships. ----1421                                                                                                            

31Apart from tears, only time could wear everything away. While feeling is being processed by time, conflicts would be reconciled as time goes by, just like a cup of tea that is being continuously diluted  ---1423

32With one hand Joseph led the donkey, with the other he steadied Mary on the steep incline, slowly enough to accommodate her ungainly progress down the winding[弯曲的,蜿蜒的] road which led from Nazareth's height. In the house above, the cradle hung still.   1424






 (  ) 121. When he arrived, he found ____ the aged and the sick at home.

    A. nothing but  B. none but   C. none other than  D. no other than

(  ) 122. John seems a nice person. ____, I don't trust him.

    A. Even though  B. Even so  C. Therefore D. Though

(  ) 123. Excuse me. If your call's not too urgent, do you mind ____ mine first?

    A. I make  B. if I make  C. me to make  D. that I make

(  ) 124. We agreed to accept ____ they thought was the best tourist guide.

    A. whatever  B. whomever  C. whichever   D. whoever

(  ) 125. ____ she realized it was too late to go home.

    A. No sooner it grew dark than    B. Hardly did it grow dark that

    C. Scarcely had it grown dark than   D. It was not until dark that




Coming home from school that dark winter day so long ago, I was filled with excitement of having the weekend off. But I was   1   into stillness by what I saw. Mother, seated at the far end of the sofa,   2  , with the second-hand green typewriter on the table. She told me that she couldnt type fast and then she was out of w0rk. My shock and embarrassment(尴尬)at finding Mother in tears was a perfect proof of how   3   I understood the pressures on her. Sitting beside her on the sofa, I began very   4   to understand. I guess we all have to   5   sometime, Mother said quietly. I could   6   her pain and the tension(压力)of   7   the strong feelings that were interrupted by my arrival. Suddenly, something inside me   8  . I reached out and put my arms around her. She broke then. She put her face   9   my shoulder and sobbed. I held her   10   and didnt try to talk. I knew I was doing what I should, what I could   11   it was enough. In that moment, feeling Mothers   12   with feelings, I understood f0r the first time her being so easy to   13  . She was still my mother,   14   she was something   15  : a person like me, capable of fear and   16   and failure. I could feel her pain as she must have felt mine on a thousand occasions(场合)when I sought   17   in her arms.

A week later Mother took a job selling dry goods at half the salary the radio station   18  . Its a job I can do, thoughshe said simply. But the evening practice on the old green typewriter continued. I had a very   19   feeling now when I passed her do0r at night and heard her tapping   20   across the paper. I knew there was something m0re going on in there than a woman learning to type.


1. A. tired          B. ashamed     C. lazy           D. shocked

  2. A. crying           B. smiling     C. thinking       D. whispering

  3. A. eagerly      B. w0rriedly       C. little         D. much

  4. A. quickly      B. slowly         C. suddenly       D. proudly

  5. A. fail         B. win         C. fall sick      D. give in

  6. A. know of      B. watch          C. sense          D. recognize

  7. A. holding back B. putting away C. sitting up     D. stopping from

  8. A. lit up           B. came true    C. turned         D. increased

  9. A. to            B. up         C. through     D. against

  10. A. tightly     B. thoughtfully C. carefully      D. politely

  11. A. and that    B. now that       C. but that       D. so that

  12. A. hand        B. face           C. hair           D. back

  13. A. content     B. break          C. fall           D. understand

  14. A. theref0re       B. however      C. yet        D. though

  15. A. m0re        B. much           C. little         D. huge

  16. A. wound       B. defeat         C. cut        D. hurt

  17. A. kindness    B. mem0ry      C. comf0rt    D. supp0rt

  18. A. supplied    B. offered     C. paid f0r       D. contributed

  19. A. different       B. hard           C. pleasant       D. serious

  20. A. off         B. away           C. out        D. through







A Flesh-and-Blood Christmas Miracle

If you _______[be]to ask the average person on the street, "What is Christmas all about?" you would receive a variety of answers.

  • "Christmas is getting together with family and friends."
  • "Christmas is about giving."
  • "Christmas is about trees and ornaments.
  • "Christmas is about Santa Claus and toys."
  • "Christmas is about Rudolph with his nose so bright."
  • "Christmas is about last minute shopping in stores with long lines and full parking lots."

But so many miss the real meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about Jesus and the multiple miracles of Jesus' birth.

The Miracle of Birth

Birth _______[it] is a flesh-and-blood miracle. The umbilical cord is cut, the baby's mouth cleared, and he lets_______ a cry -- sometimes a loud and very persistent squall -- that lets the world know he has arrived. Then he is given to his mother. And all around, even veteran obstetricians, experienced labor nurses, and wizened old midwives, smile and enjoy the moment, and think to themselves, "What an amazing miracle birth is, the beginning of a brand new(崭新) human life!"

The birth of Jesus of Nazareth is a miracle on a number of fronts, first and foremost, I suppose, that here is another healthy baby boy born to an exhausted young mother and a father so proud he can burst with joy. Jesus has those tiny little fingers and toes -- ten of each -- and wisps of jet black hair on his scalp, still a bit misshapen from its traverse down the birth canal.

The Miracle of the Virgin Mother

It is a miracle, of course, that Mary, the infant's mother, is a virgin. The New Testament account is very specific[详细而精确的]. Mary and her fiancé have not yet slept together as husband and wife. But an angel of the Lord, Gabriel by name, announces to Mary that she will be the mother of the Messiah, that her son will be called the Son of the Highest, and that this son will be conceived in her not by human means but by the Holy Spirit of God himself. In a very real, physical sense, Jesus is the Son of God. Christmas is about the miracle of the Virgin Mother.

The Miracle of Joseph's Dream

It is a miracle, too, that Joseph believes Mary. A man, even a man in love, finds it hard to understand how a fiancée can be pregnant without him. Jealous creatures, men are inclined to=tend to believe the worst. But Joseph, too, is visited by an angel who tells him that the boy will be called Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Joseph's continued love _______ Mary and her child is a Christmas miracle in itself.

The Miracle of Bethlehem

It is a miracle of sorts that he is born in Bethlehem. His parents, after all, are residents of Nazareth, four days journey to the north. The only thing _______ could have brought about such a last minute journey is a court order. And that's what Joseph has received, a summons from the royal court of Augustus Caesar to appear in his ancestor's birthplace for a census. Since Joseph is a direct descendent of King David, he returns to the town _______ David had been born and cared for sheep on the surrounding hillsides.



121. B 空格后the aged and the sick, 等于the old people and the sick people,所以but前应用表示""的不定代词。

122. B

123. B

124. D

125. D










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