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Professor Smith lived alone. He was very absent-minded. He used to __1__ the university to give a lecture and find that he had forgotten to bring his notes. Or he __2__ lose his spectacles and be unable to see the __3__. He could never find any chalk to __4__ with and he often forgot the time and would ramble __5__ for hours because he had __6__ his watch at home. But the most __7__ thing of all about him was his __8__. His overcoat was rarely __9__ as most of the buttons were __10__. His shoes were usually untied because he had lost the laces. He __11__ his comb as well because his hair was always standing __12__ that is unless he was __13__ his battered old hat with the brim missing. His trousers were __14__ by an old tie instead of a belt. He was a chain smoker. He would smoke __15__ in class. Cigarette ash was liberally scattered over his waistcoat.

 

 1. A arrive in B arrive at C arrive D arriving

  2. A was used to B was accustomed to C could D would

  3. A blackboard B floor C door D window

       4. A teach B deliver C write D address

  5. A of B at C in D on

  6. A put B placed C left D forgotten

  7. A exciting B amazing C attractive D delightful

  8. A appearance B act C behavior D conduct

  9. A tied B fastened C ironed D patched

  10. A losing B falling C missing D hanging

  11. A has lost B loses C must have lost D must lose

  12. A on end B up C aside D back

  13. A putting on B wearing on C wearing D having

  14. A rounded up B stuck together C put together D held up

  15. A even B frequently C constantly D continuously

 

第一节  基础写作One possible version:

Dear Editor

     I’m writing to tell you about the discussion we’ve had about whether passengers who ride in a car driven by a drunken driver should be punished. The minority of the students hold the opinion that punishing the passengers helps to reduce traffic accidents and increase traffic safety. Not to ride in a car driven by a drunken driver is not only a responsible behavior for passengers themselves but also for the drivers and other people on the road.

    The majority of the students, however, disapprove of the idea, stating that it is difficult for common passengers to know whether the driver has been drinking or not. What’s more, even if the passenger knows the driver has drunk alcohol and has attempted to persuade the driver not to drive, it is unfair to punish  the passenger when the driver does not follow the advice. As far as I am concerned, punishing passengers as well as the drivers is not only unfair but is also hard to carry out.

                                                           Yours sincerely

                                                                 Li Hua

第二节:读写任务One possible version:

In the passage the author, taking his own experience for an example, shows that honesty is one of the most important policies and good qualities for a student.

In most teachers’ and parents’ minds, a student with good qualities means being passionate, honest, responsible, determined, hard-working, and so on. Among dozens of good qualities, I totally agree with the author: honesty is the most essential qualities for a student.

Why should we students be honest? Firstly, being honest is one of Chinese traditional virtues that we should carry forward. At schools we are taught to be honest and never cheat others, especially never cheating in the exams. The high scores gained by cheating means nothing. Secondly, friendship, which plays an important part in our students life, is based on honesty. Seeing that the honest person is reliable, most of us are willing to make friends with them. Thirdly, honesty is very important for us to build a harmonious society. Without honesty, people would complain and suffer instead of respecting and trusting each other.

As a famous saying goes, “Honesty is the best policy”. Only in this way can we win respect from others and grow up healthily.

 

 

  Until the 1980s, the American homeless population comprised mainly older males. Today, homelessness strikes much younger part of society. In fact, a 25-city survey by the U. S. Conference of Mayors in 1987 found that families with children make up the fastest growing part of the homeless population. Many homeless children gather in inner cities; this transient(变化无常的) and frequently frightened student population creates additional problems both legal and educational for already overburdened urban school administrators and teachers.

  Estimates of the number of homeless Americans range from 350,000 to three million. Likewise, estimates of the number of homeless school children vary radically. A U.S. Department of Education report, based on state estimates, states that there are 220,000 homeless school-age children, about a third of whom do not attend school on a regular basis, But the National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that there are at least two times as many homeless children, and that less than half of them attend school regularly.

  One part of the homeless population that is particularly difficult to count consists of the throwaway youths who have been cast of their homes. The Elementary School Center in New York City estimates that there are 1.5 million of them, many of whom are not counted as children because they do not stay in family shelters and tend to live by themselves on the streets.

  Federal law, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, includes a section that addresses the educational needs of homeless children. The educational provisions of the McKinney Act are based on the belief that all homeless children have the right to a free, appropriate education.

  1. It is implied in the first paragraph that ____.

  A) the writer himself is homeless, even in his eighties

  B) many older homeless residents are going on strike in 25 cities

  C) there is a serious shortage of academic facilities

  D) homeless children are denied the opportunity of receiving free education

  2. The National Coalition for the homeless believes that the number of homeless children is _____.

  A) 350,000

  B) 1,500,000

  C) 440,000

  D) 110,000

  3. One part of the homeless population is difficult to estimate. The reason might well be ____.

  A) the homeless children are too young to be counted as children

  B) the homeless population is growing rapidly

  C) the homeless children usually stay outside school

  D) some homeless children are deserted by their families

  4. The McKinney Act is mentioned in this passage in order to show that ___.

  A) the educational problems of homeless children are being recognized

  B) the estimates on homeless children are hard to determine

  C) the address of grade-school children should be located

  D) all homeless people are entitled to free education

  5. The passage mainly deals with ____.

  A) the legal problems of the homeless children

  B) the educational problems of homeless children

  C) the social status of older males

  D) estimates on the homeless population

 

 


The story happened years agowhen my daughter was still little.

I was driving across the country with my daughter to  1  my husband. Since I intended to get to my destination before supper time, I drove   2   for a long time without a stop. Then after driving for many miles, I became tired and needed to stop for a break to get   3  .

I found a rest area. It was mostly deserted, in a quiet area of the highway. I parked the car and carried my  4   into the restroom. When I came out I saw a middle-aged   5    wandering around. Feeling   6   about that, I asked the lady. What   7  me was: they were waiting for us!

The lady told me that she and her husband wanted to see us safely back into our     8   . She explained that sometimes rest areas could be a  9   place for a young lady like me. She told me that she had a daughter almost my age, so they wanted to make sure that I got safely back on my way.

I was very touched by their  10 . Being young, and probably naive to the potential  11  of rest areas, it had never occurred to me that there was any possibility of something going wrong. I  12   them for their kindness. My daughter and I continued our journey and   13   our destination safely. K*s5$u

I never got their names but years have passed and their kindness is still not   14   . Sometimes angels come in make-up and just because you can’t see their   15           it doesn’t mean they aren’t angels.

 

1. A. desert                B. stop                       C. join                  D. save

2. A. slowly                B. quickly             C. safely               D. quietly

3. A. excited               B. bored                     C. interested               D. refreshed

4. A. daughter       B. luggage             C. license             D. car

5. A. lady              B. man                  C. couple             D. angel

6. A. angry            B. curious             C. jealous             D. terrible

7. A. surprised      B. worried             C. annoyed                D. upset

8. A. room            B. car                   C. area                 D. park

9. A. quiet             B. noisy                     C. dangerous        D. safe

10. A. devotion           B. honesty            C. potential                D. consideration

11. A. stops                B. dangers            C. mistakes                D. changes

12. A. forgave       B. asked                     C. thanked            D. blamed

13. A. reached      B. left                   C. missed             D. passed

14. A. seen                 B. forgotten                 C. deserted                D. recognized

15. A. kindness           B. safety               C. faces                     D. wings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C C D A B
  直到20世纪80年代,美国无家可归的人口主要包括的还是年龄较大的男性。现在,社会上年龄较小的一些人也面临无家可归的威胁。的确,美国市长会议在1987年对25个城市进行了一项调查,结果表明,在无家可归的人口中,儿童的增长比例是最快的。许多无家可归的儿童都聚集在城市的中心地带。其中学龄儿童四处流浪,饱受惊吓。这给已经负担考试大过重的城市教学和教学管理带来了许多额的外的麻烦,其中既涉及法律问题又涉及教育问题。
  美国无家可归的人口数量估计在35万到300万人之间。同样,无家可归的学龄儿童人数也无法做出准确的估计。一份根据各州估计数字而得出的美国教法的育部的报告指出,有22万无家可归的学龄儿童,其中约有三分之一没有按规定上学。然而国家关于无家可归人员的联盟会却估计,这样的儿童人数至少还应该多一倍,其中半数以上没有正常入学。
  有一部分无家可归的人口尤其难以统计,就是那些遭家庭遗弃的浪荡少年。据纽约小学中心估计,这样的人口有150万左右。其中还有许多小孩没有估计进去,因为这些小孩不呆在安全的家中,却往往独自在街头流浪。
  联邦法律(1987年斯图尔德B麦肯尼无家可归人员救助法案)有一部分专门指出了无家可归儿童的教育需要。法案中有关于教育的条款所.

1—5 CBDAC   6—10 BABCD   11—15 BCABD

 

 

 

The private automobile (私家车) has long played an important role in the United States. In fact, it has become a necessary and important part of the American way of life. In 1986, sixty-nine percent of American families owned at least one car, and thirty-eight percent had more than one. By giving workers rapid transportation, the automobile has freed them from having to live near their place of work. This has encouraged the growth of the cities, but it has also led to traffic problems.

    For farm families the automobile is very helpful. It has made it possible for them to travel to town very often for business and for pleasure, and also to transport their children to distant schools.

Family life has been affected (影响) in various ways, The car helps to keep families together when it is used for picnics, outings, and other shared experiences. However, when teenage children have the use of the car, their parents can't keep an eye on them. There is a great danger if the driver has been drinking alcohol or taking drugs, or showing off by speeding or breaking down traffic laws. Mothers of victims (受害者) of such accidents have formed an organization called MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving. These women want to prevent further tragedies (悲剧). They have worked to encourage the government to limit the youngest drinking age, Students have formed a similar organization, SADD Students Against Drunk Driving and are spreading the same message among their friends.

For many Americans the automobile is a necessity. But for some, it is also a mark of social position and for young people, a sign of becoming an adult. Altogether, cars mean very much to Americans.

56. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the text?

      A. Cars have encouraged the growth of the cities.

B. Cars can bring families together when they go for picnics.

C. Cars have enabled people to live far from their place of work.

D. Cars help city families to transport their children to faraway schools.

57. What has been done to deal with the problem of drunk driving?

A. Patents have paid more attention to their children.

B. Some organizations have been set up against drunk driving.

C. Mothers have tried to persuade their children not to drink alcohol.

D. University students have asked the government to solve the problem.

58. We can infer from the text that ____________ in America.

A. it will be more difficult for people to get new cars

B. parents will not allow their children to have their own cars

C. the government will encourage people to use public transportation

D. cars will still be popular though they have caused many problems

 

 

What on earth does happiness mean? I can’t give you its exact definition, but I’m sure if you love and help 16.         , you’ll get it. K*s5$u

      I’ll never forget an old lady. She lives in 17.       small house alone. It is said that her husband and her son 18.     diein a road accident years ago. Her life is bitter, but she often helps others 19 .     a smile. Whenever it snows, she is always the first to clean the paths. She looks after several children living nearby. I am one of them. I often remember the stories she told us and her kind smile. Perhaps she is unlucky, but I think she is a happy person. Her life is full of 20.      laughand love.

 But I’m sad to see some people getting their happiness in bad ways. They talk 21.     noisyin cinemas and meeting rooms; they destroy trees to enjoy themselves and they laugh at others’ shortcomings. Perhaps they feel happy at that time, 22.        they will never get true happiness because they 23.       losetheir personality already.

 Now I know what happiness is. 24.      means kindness, love and unselfishness. Above all, I have come to understand that 25.       bringhappiness to others is getting ourselves happiness.

 

 

The writer Margaret Mitchell is best known for writing Gone with the Wind, first published in 1936. Her book and the movie based on it, tell a story of love and survival during the American Civil War. Visitors to the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, Georgia, can go where she lived when she started composing the story and learn more about her life.

Our first stop at the Margaret Mitchell House is an exhibit area telling about the writer’s life. She was born in Atlanta in 1900. She started writing stories when she was a child. She started working as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal newspaper in 1922. One photograph of Ms. Mitchell, called Peggy, shows her talking to a group of young college boys. She was only about one and a half meters tall. The young men tower over her, but she seems very happy and sure of herself. The tour guide explains: “Now in this picture Peggy is interviewing some boys from Georgia Tech, asking them such questions as ‘Would you really marry a woman who works?’ And today it’d be ‘Would you marry one who doesn’t?’ ”

The Margaret Mitchell House is a building that once contained several apartments. Now we enter the first floor apartment where Ms. Mitchell lived with her husband, John Marsh. They made fun of the small apartment by calling it “The Dump ” .

Around 1926, Margaret Mitchell had stopped working as a reporter and was at home healing after an injury. Her husband brought her books to read from the library. She read so many books that he bought her a typewriter and said it was time for her to write her own book. Our guide says Gone with the Wind became a huge success. Margaret Mitchell received the Pulitzer Prize for the book. In 1939 the film version was released. It won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

 

26. The book Gone with the Wind was _________.

   A. first published on a newspaper

   B. awarded ten Academy Awards K*s5$u

   C. written in “The Dump”

 D. adapted from a movie

27. The underlined phrase “tower over” in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_________.

   A. be very pleased with

   B. show great respect for

   C. be much taller than

   D. show little interest in

28. Why did Ms. Mitchell stop working as a reporter according to the passage?

A. Because she was rich enough.

B. Because she was injured then.

C. Because her husband didn’t like it.

D. Because she wanted to write books.

29. We can know about Margaret Mitchell from the passage that _________.

A. her height made her marriage unhappy

B. her interest in writing continued as an adult

C. writing stopped her working as a reporter

D. her life was full of hardship and sadness

30. Which is the best title for the passage?

 A. A Trip to Know Margaret Mitchell.

 B. Gone with the Wind: A Huge Success.

 C. An Introduction of the Margaret Mitchell House.

 D. Margaret Mitchell: A Great Female Writer.

 

Professor Smith lived alone. He was very absent-minded. He used to __1__ the university to give a lecture and find that he had forgotten to bring his notes. Or he __2__ lose his spectacles and be unable to see the __3__. He could never find any chalk to __4__ with and he often forgot the time and would ramble __5__ for hours because he had __6__ his watch at home. But the most __7__ thing of all about him was his __8__. His overcoat was rarely __9__ as most of the buttons were __10__. His shoes were usually untied because he had lost the laces. He __11__ his comb as well because his hair was always standing __12__ that is unless he was __13__ his battered old hat with the brim missing. His trousers were __14__ by an old tie instead of a belt. He was a chain smoker. He would smoke __15__ in class. Cigarette ash was liberally scattered over his waistcoat.

 

 1. A arrive in B arrive at C arrive D arriving

  2. A was used to B was accustomed to C could D would

  3. A blackboard B floor C door D window

       4. A teach B deliver C write D address

  5. A of B at C in D on

  6. A put B placed C left D forgotten

  7. A exciting B amazing C attractive D delightful

  8. A appearance B act C behavior D conduct

  9. A tied B fastened C ironed D patched

  10. A losing B falling C missing D hanging

  11. A has lost B loses C must have lost D must lose

  12. A on end B up C aside D back

  13. A putting on B wearing on C wearing D having

  14. A rounded up B stuck together C put together D held up

  15. A even B frequently C constantly D continuously

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答案

16. others   17. a   18. died     19.with    20.laughter  

21.noisily    22.but    23. have lost    24. It    25. bringing

 

 

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