Did you know that Albert Einstein could not speak until he was four years old y and did not read until he was seven? His parents and teachers worried about his mentai abil- ity.
Beethoven's music teacher said about him, “ As a composer (作曲家）he is hopeless. ” What if this* young boy believed it?
When Thomas Edison was a young boy, his teachers said he was so stupid that he could never learn anything. He once said, “I remember I used to never be able to get along at school. I was always at the foot of my class...father thought I was stupid, and I almost decided that I was a stupid person. ” What if young Thomas believed what they said about him?
When the sculptor (雕刻家）Auguste Rodin was young, he had difficulty learning to read and write. Today, we may say he had a learning disability. His father said of him, “I have an idiot (白痴）for a son.” His uncle agreed. “ He's uneducable ,” he said. What if Rodin had doubted his ability?
Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor because he was thought to have no “good ideas”. Enrico Caruso was told by one music teacher, “you can't sing. You have no voice at all.”And an editor told Louisa May Alcott that she was unable to write anything that would have popular appeal. What if these people had listened and become discouraged? Where would our world be without the music of Beethoven, the art of Rodin or the ideas of Albert Einstein and Walt Disney? As Oscar Levant once said, It's not what you are but what you don 't become that hurts. ”
You have great potential. When you believe in all you can be, rather than all you cannot become, you will find your place on earth.
1. How many successful people are mentioned as examples in the passage?（ ）
2. Which of the following statements is RIGHT?（ ）
3. What's the meaning of the underlined sentence “He's uneducable” ?（ ）
4. What is the best title of the passage?（ ）
He may not have an “S” across his chest but this dog is most certainly a hero. Harley, who was rescued from a puppy mill four years ago, was named the American Humane Association' s 2015 American Hero Dog. Harley, who is missing an eye and has other medical issues from his time at the mill, is now a “spokes-dog” against puppy mills. He serves as the adorable furry face of the “Harley to the Rescue”campaign, which raises funds for the National Dog Mill Rescue, according to a press release.
The pup was rescued back in 2011 and adopted by Rudi and her husband, Dan. “It was just four years ago that he was pulled from the cage in the puppy mill and left to die，” Harley's owner, Rudi, said during the awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles this past weekend，according to Today, com. “ We never would have ever thought he would live this long and make such a difference for so many puppies. ” The dog was one of eight finalists up for the American Hero Dog and was chosen as the winner through public votes. The finalists all won $ 1,500 to be donated to one of American Humane Association * s charily partners, with Harley receiving another $5, 000 to go toward his charily partner, New Leash On Life.
According to the release，Harley spent 10 years at the puppy mill, and endured rough treatment there, which led to his many medical issues. He lost his eye as a resuJl of his cage being power-washed with him inside.
The dog isn't just the face of his campaign, he also goes on rescue missions and makes public appearances at events and schools to raise awareness for puppy mills.
This incredible work is all due to the dog's fighting spirit. That spirit is allowing him now to be the voice for dogs who cannot speak for themselves and give everybody hope that tomorrow's going to be a better day.
5. How did the “Harley to the Rescue” campaign function?（ ）
6. What was the author’s attitude to the puppy mill according to the text?（ ）
7. Why was Harley blind in one eye?（ ）
8. What can we infer about the dog from the text?（ ）
We've all had a bad feeling soon after a hearty lunch. You can't stay focused， your energy level falls, and you wish you possessed a warm blanket so you could curl up under your desk for a quick nap. But you have important things to do—like completing that project or leading a team meeting in less than an hour.
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9. The underlined expression “that fate” in Paragraph 2 probably means “ ”.
10. Which of the following statements is true?
11. The passage mainly talks about.（ ）
The character “ duang” is so new that it does not even exist in the Chinese dictionary. But it has already spread like wildfire online in China, appearing more than 8 million times on China's micro-blog site Weibo, where it spawned a top - trending hashtag that drew 312,000 discussions among 15,000 users. On China9 s biggest online search engine Baidu, it has been looked up almost 600,000 limes. It's been noticed in the west, too.
But what does it mean? “ Everyone 's duang-ing and I still don't know what it means! Looks like it's back to school for me,”said Weibo user Weileiweito. Another user asked ： uHave you duang-ed today? My mind is full of duang duang duang. ” “To duang or not to duang, that is the question，” wrote user BaiKut automan.
“ Duang”seems to be an example of onomatopoeia(拟声词），a word that phonetically imilates a sound. It all seems to have started with Hong Kong action slar Jackie Chan, who in 2004 was featured in a shampoo commercial where he said famously defended his sleek(光亮的）,black hair using the riiythmical-sounding “duang”. The word resurfaced again recently after Chan posted it on his Weibo page. Thousands of users then began to flood Chan’s Weibo page with comments, coining the word in reference to his infamous shampoo appearance.
The word appears to have many different meanings, and there's no perfect transla- iion, but you could use it as an adjective to give emphasis to the
word that follows it. A kitten might be “duang cute”，for example. Or you might be “very duang confused” by this blog. For readers of Chinese characters, the Jackie Chan theme is also apparent from the quirky way in which the word is written：a combination of Chan's Mandarin names.
12. What does paragraph 1 mainly talk about?
13. From what the persons mentioned in paragraph 2 said, we can learn .
14. Why did Jackie Chan use the word “duang” in 2004?（ ）
15. The underlined word “quirky” in the last paragraph probably means“ ”.
16.根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。Every day, in hundreds of ordinary situations, actions speak far louder than words. We talk with our mouth, but we communicate with our facial expressions, our tone of voice and our whole body. 16 When we can read what others are saying unconsciously, we can deal with things at work and at home before they become problems.By understanding how to use body language, you can communicate more effectively. Here is how：▲ 17 Throughout the day, notice details about the way you speak, gesture and move. When standing, keep your shoulders straight, your body open and your weight balanced on both feet.
▲ Work on your handshake. 18 The handshake most likely to show confidence is firm and dry, with strong but not too much pressure.▲Use eye contact. Eye contact is very important in forming an impression of someone. You should have the ability to keep direct eye contact if you want to taken seriously. But some people feel uncomfortable when it is too strong 19 。 ▲ Be yourself. Nonverbal (非言语的）messages come from deep inside you , from your own sense of self-respect. If you are comfortable with yourself, it shows. 20 They always give others a deep impression.A. Use hand gestures carefully.B. Pay attention to your body-talk.C. A mirror can be useful to examine facial expressions.D. People who know who they are have a relaxed way of talking and moving.E. In the business world , the handshake shows important messages about power.F. Understanding body language is one of the most useful skills you can develop.G. To avoid this problem, change your focus so that you look at somewhere between the eyes and the chin.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis, the first thing that came to mind was a “death sen- tence”. ，instead of complaining, I decided to look for the side of it.
I realized that I was about to a new beginning. I knew that I had to develop and gain from all my experiences. Even with the pain I had to through each diagnosis, and all the I've dealt with all my life, I still felt truly lucky. I myself that I “still have my life”，so who am I to ?
One day, I had an unusual experience. I turned that experience into a and I called it “Peace”. Writing had become therapy(治疗)for me. I took that poem, a- long with many others 1 had during ray breast cancer period and placed them in book form. I was enough to have that book published. I later had another inspirational children’s book , with a third one .I'm hoping that anyone who has the chance to read my first book of poems will benefit from it. My poems are from the heart, and I wish to have a positive on someone who’s ill. I be-lieve when you survive a serious like cancer, it's for a reason f and I want to live to exactly what that is for me.
That's what I'm all about now, inspiration. I would have become a writer, producing inspirational poems and stories, if I had not gone through all that I did. I'm a true example that you can cancer, as long as you have faith and allow that faith to your path.
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Starting a new school term is always exciting. It is a chance (see) your friends again. But most exciting of all, the new terra lets you take up new hobbies. In Britain it is common for students to take up new hobbies after the Christmas holidays. Promising to learn something new is a common New Year's resolution.
Most schools offer different kinds hobby classes. Students ( usual) take them in their free periods or after school. Some classes you have to pay for but some (be) free. For example, I once took a free Wednesday evening gymnastics class is offered by my school. But when I learnt how to play the drum, my parents had to pay for the lessons.
The most popular extra classes at my school were piano lessons and drama club. Both classes offered exams students could take. Students with many hobbies sometimes felt stressed than those without any. But the students with hobbies left school with many extra ( skill).
I haven’t continued any of the hobbies I (begin) at school. But I have never regretted taking . My bd_blank (good) friend today is someone I met in my gymnastics class.
51．假定英语课上英语老师要求同桌之间互相修改作文，请你修改你同桌的以下 作文。文中共有10处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、 删除或修改。
Last weekend, I helped ray grandparents prepare for our trip to Beidaihe. On Saturday morning, together with my grandparents, I searched for the Internet for the train schedule, the weather in Beidaile, and some hotel informations. In the afternoon, I went to the train station and manage to buy two tickets for my grandparents but there was a long queue. After dinner, I packed into the suitcase which my grandparents would need, such as clothes, glasses, a umbrella, and a map. The next morning, I went to the station see them off. Waved goodbye to them on the platform, I felt happy for them and wished ihera a safety journey.
活动具体事宜如下：1.捐款金额不限，物资主要是衣服，棉被,学习用品等；2.活动时间:4月17日上午8:30—10:30;3.活动地点:一号教学楼前；4.所捐钱款和物资将会上交给河南红十字会（the Red Cross Society of Henan )；