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Challenge both your English & minds





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  1 Although many people tend to live under the illusion that traditional technology and methods are still playing extremely important role in people's life, an increasing evidences show that it is less useful __________ many people think.


2.(1)It was such a good film ______ I saw it yesterday.

(2)Don’t talk about such things _______ you don’t understand.

3(1)They were made _______[ know] the decision.

(2)The decision has been made ______[ know] to them.

Make Guzheng known to the world!=Make the world know Guzheng=Guzheng is made known to the world.

4."Preparations should be made to deal with any emergency and prevent trading _______ being harmed by rumors or hackers' attack," Shang Fulin, chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), said.

5._______[Address] the three-day national conference on securities and futures in Beijing, Shang said maintaining a stable market is a long-term objective.

6.Shang said greater efforts should be made to improve the corporate bond market, for ______ can help raise capital through different means.

7. Additional steps will be taken in the second half of the year ______[ encourage ]more companies to issue bonds[债券], he said.

8.Continuous support should be given to the _______[enter] of longer-term investment, including enterprise annuity, insurance firms' premiums and social security funds, into the stock market, he said. This can help improve the investor structure and cut the risks posed by short-term speculations[投机].

9. More than 30,000 drivers and front seat passengers are killed _______seriously injured each year. At the speed of only 30 miles per hour it is the same as falling from a third-floor windows. Wearing a seat belt saves lives; it reduces your chance of death or serious injury _______ more than half.

10. It will not be up to the drivers to make sure you wear your belt. But it will be the driver’s responsibility to make sure that children under 14 do not ride in the front _______ they are wearing a seat belt of some kind.

11.Since its creation, Lake Mead’s clear water has drawn boaters , _____[swim] and fishermen ______the thousand.

12.Scientists estimate that there is _____ 50% chance that Lake Mead could _____dry by 2010.

13.T.J. Ware was caught______[steal] a year ago.He was thought to be a bird _____ a boken wing that would _____fly as high.

14.It is one of those gifts that you are _____[bear] with that makes him so special, rather than his ______[athlete] ability.

15.The wheels were made of wood and were ____ the same size.

16.Meanwhile the front wheels became larger and larger _____ makers realized that the larger the wheel ,the ____[far]one could travel with one round.

17.(1)_____ on the stone, you will see farther.

(2)______ on the stone, and you will see farther.

A. Stand B. To stand C. Stood D. Standing

18.(1)The day we looked forward to _______ at last.

A. come B. came C. coming D. comes

(2)We are looking forward to _______ you again.

A. see B. seeing C. saw D. sees

19.(1)The streets are brightly _______[light] up.

(2)The ________ [light]candle in the room gave poor light.

20.It is a case of the grass not _____[be]any greener on the other side.

21.The report by career network site LinkNe.com.au found that after taking into account working hours, staff morale, industry, wages, image, charity support and career progression, the majority of the 2000 people ______[survey] believed their company didn’t quite reach the stand of an ideal company.

22. Employers must realize that Australian workplace is an environment of low unemployment so they need to provide better working environments _____ they will risk _____[loose]staff.”

23.Gnerally speaking , staff morale and _______[near] to home are the factors _______[consider]when determining the ideal companies.

24.There are all sorts of ways where employees can be ________[success] in obtaining this but if attempts _________[continue] fall on deaf ears then voting with your feet is the best way to improve the situation as there are plenty of good employers out there.

25. While making faces in front of strangers might frighten some, those who ______[attend] the class thought it the perfect way to fight against busy New York lifestyles. ”Working in New York is very ______[stress],” Kathy said” It is a perfect way to end the week.”

26.Hagen recommends facial yoga for those ______[want] to find out outer and ______ beauty ,saying “The emotional aspect is just as important as physiological.”

27. The research shows the powerful effects that working women have _____ their nation’s economies and societies.

28.Though being difficult at the beginning, we should be aware that exercise is a long-term investment that might benefit us even more than our _______[anticipate].

29. In this way, not only will our longevity be greatly _______[length], the improvement and maintenance of health could also lead to a happier life.

30.The artist uses this unique metaphor in order to endow us with the concept that, to _______[habit] exercise_______[be]  like to deposit money bit by bit in the bank.

31..(1)I ______[ hope/ insist/ wish/ expect] that he work out the problem himself.

 (2)I ______[ hope / need / want /wish ] you will write me back soon.

32.—Excuse me for coming in without _______[ask].

That’s all right .

33.However, you do not have to wear a seat belt if you reversing your vehicle; or you are making a local delivery or collection using a special vehicle; or if you have a valid medical certificate which excuses you _______ wearing it. Make sure these circumstances apply to you before you decide not to wear you seat belt. Remember you may be taken to court _______ not doing so, and you may be fined if you cannot prove to the court that you have been excused from wearing it.

34.We spend half of our time, energy, and thoughts _______[regret]the mistakes we have _______ in our past _______we spend the other half _______[worry]about the future.

35.”Today ,well lived, _______[make] every yesterday a dream of _______[happy], and every tomorrow a vision of hope”. Make today well _______[live].

36.Rain forests are filled with amazing _______[create].

37.---It is so hot these days.

   ---Yeah, there’s _______[be]a sudden rise in _______over the past few days.

38. The _______[close] of the large factory make many people _______[employ].





  141. There is no doubt that our educational system leaves something to be desired.


  142. An advantage of using the solar energy is that it won't create any pollution.


  143. The reason why we have to grow trees is that they can supply fresh air for us.


  144. So precious is time that we can't afford to waste it.


  145. Rich as our country is, the qualities of our living are by no means satisfactory.




86.(1)—It’s your birthday. Happy birthday to you! —_______.


(2)—Have a nice weekend! —________.


A. Thank you B. You are the same C. The same to you D. OK


87.(1)The workers ______ a new hospital since the end of last year.


(2)The workers ________ a new hospital by the end of last year.


A. have built B. have been building C. had built D. were building


88.(1)The population of China is larger than ______ of the United States.


A. this B. that C. these D. those

(2)A room made of stone is ______ to live in than _______ made of wood.


A.not comfortable/oneB.more comfortable/that


C.less comfortable/oneD.no more comfortable/the room


Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.

Normally a student must attend a certain number of courses in order to graduate, and each course which he attends gives him a credit which he may count towards a degree. In many American universities the total work for a degree consists of thirty-six courses each lasting for one semester. A typical course consists of three classes per week for fifteen weeks; while attending a university a student will probably attend four or five courses during each semester. Normally a student would expect to take four years attending two semesters each year. It is possible to spread the period of work for the degree over a longer period. It is also possible for a student to move between one university and another during his degree course, though this is not in fact done as a regular practice.

For every course that he follows a student is given a grade, which is recorded, and the record is available for the student to show to prospective employers. All this imposes a constant pressure and strain of work, but in spite of this some students still find time for great activity in student affairs. Elections to positions in student organizations arouse much enthusiasm. The effective word of maintaining discipline is usually performed by students who advise the academic authorities. Any student who is thought to have broken the rules, for example, by cheating has to appear before a student court. With the enormous numbers of students, the operation of the system does involve a certain amount of activity. A student who has held one of these positions of authority is much respected and it will be of benefit to him later in his career.

26.   Normally a student would at least attend ________ classes each week.

A) 36

B) 20

C) 12

D) 15B

27.   According to the first paragraph an American student is allowed ________.

A) to live in a different university

B) to take a particular course in a different university

C) to live at home and drive to classes

D) to get two degrees from two different universitiesB

28.   American university students are usually under pressure of work because ________.

A) their academic performance will affect their future careers

B) they are heavily involved in student affairs

C) they have to observe university discipline

D) they want to run for positions of authorityA

29.   Some students are enthusiastic for positions in student organizations probably because ________.

A) they hate the constant pressure strain of their study

B) they will then be able to stay longer in the university

C) such positions help them get better jobs

D) such positions are usually well paidC

30.   The student organizations seem, to be effective in ________.

A) dealing with the academic affairs of the university

B) ensuring that the students observe university regulations

C) evaluating students’ performance by bringing them before a court

D) keeping up the students’ enthusiasm for social activitiesB



A possess B bear in mind C refresh people’s mind D are increasingly aware of


What the drawing is trying to express is very conspicuous. It shows people who are energetically running, playing basketball, and doing other kinds of sports. Moreover, at the bottom of the picture are four huge characters, meaning “sports” and “health”, which targets at reminding us that sports and health are intrinsically connected.

  In today’s world, most people ______ the importance of maintaining health, so as to enjoying better life quality and longevity. In order to ______ a healthy body, not only need we keep a nutritious diet and adequate sleep, it is crucial for individuals to form the habit of exercising regularly. Doing sports will greatly increase people’s metabolism, and strengthen our physique.Sports also help to ______ from brainwork all day and night, and even more surprisingly, exercising can stimulate people’s brains to work more actively and creatively.

  All in all, I firmly believe that sports are not the business of a small group of athletes, but a life-long pursuit that every person should ______ and endeavor to put it into practice. Not only do sports benefit individuals, the improvement of the nation’s health would be a huge contribution to our country’s development.












 86.AC 87.BC 88.BC





26.  B

27.  B

28.  A

29.  C

30.  B





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