An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and only a very expensive operation could save him now. They were a poor family and no one would lend them the money.
When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother, “Only a miracle can save him now,” the little girl went to her bedroom and pulled her money from its hiding place and counted it carefully. Then, she hurried to a drugstore with the money in her hand.
“And what do you want?” asked the salesman. “It’s for my little brother,” the girl answered. “He’s really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.” “Pardon?” said the salesman. “My brother Andrew has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?” “We don’t sell a miracle here, child. I’m sorry,” the salesman said with a smile. “Listen, if it isn’t enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.”
A well-dressed man heard it and asked, “What kind of a miracle does your brother need? ”“I don’t know,” she answered with her eyes full of tears. “He’s really sick and mum says he needs an operation. But my daddy can’t pay for it, so I have brought all my money.” “How much do you have?” asked the man. “$1.11, but I can try and get some more,” she answered. “Well, what luck,” smiled the man. “$1. 11, the price of a miracle for your little brother.”
He took up the girl’s hand and said, “Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the kind of miracle you need.”
That Well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a famous doctor. The operation was successful and it wasn’t long before Andrew was home again.
How much did the miracle cost?
21. What was the trouble in the little girl’s family? （ ）
22. In the eyes of the little girl, a miracle might be _______.（ ）
23. The little girl said again and again “...I can try and get some more.” That shows ________.（ ）
24. From the passage we can infer that _______.（ ）
Yosemite National Park, California
Hardy hikers can conquer Half Dome. The rock rises 4,000 feet above Yosemite Valley. The 17-mile round-trip trail passes two waterfalls and includes a 60-degree up a slope. “It takes more mental strength than physical strength,” Kaiser says. Although it’s possible to do as a day hike, most hikers camp and take two days. Hiking permits are required.
（209-372-0200; nps. gov/yose）
Hawaii Volcanoes national Park, Hawaii
Even if Kilaues, the world’s most active volcano, isn’t erupting when you visit the Big Island, you can still see the frightening lava（熔岩）-carved landscape. The 3-mile round-trip hike crosses former lava flows and passes lava trees, formed when the 1,200-degree lava enveloped the tree.
（808-985-6000; nps. Gov/havo）
Acadia National Park, Maine
For a different perspective, tour this popular oceanfront park by sea kayak. Water routes pass clean shoreline, lighthouses and wildlife. “There are locations sheltered by offshore island, so the seas aren’t as rough. Level of ability is really no problem,” Kaiser says.
（207-288-3338; nps. gov/acad）
Yellow National Park, Wyoming and Montana
“One of the best ways to experience the nation’s first national park is on two wheels,” Kaiser says. Although traffic’s heavy during peak summer season, there are several areas reserved just for summer cyclists. Kaiser recommends coming in the early spring, though, when the park is closed to cars, giving cyclists free rein.
（307-344-7381; nps. gov/yell）
25. We can infer that travelers to Yosemite National Park should ________.（ ）
26. If you want to learn more information about the park near the sea, you can visit ________.（ ）
27. Which national park may be the favorite one for people fond of cycling? （ ）
28. This passage may be taken from ________.（ ）
For only the second time in her life, actress Olivia Holt, 15, traveled to New York — this time to catch the award-winning Disney Broadway show Newises. Adriana Palmieri, the reporter from Time for Kids（TFK）, was there with Olivia and interviewed Olivia about the experience and her career. “I think the show is inspiring other people to make a big influence on the world today,” Olivia told TFK.
Olivia is no stranger to the stage. This young star started acting at age three, and progressed from a small stage to a hit TV show, Disney XD’s Kickin ’It. But even today she gets pre-show jitters（紧张）. She conquers her nervousness by staying , positive. “I end up just keeping my head up and seeing where it takes me and usually, it takes me to a good place where I’m not so nervous,” Olivia said.
Olivia grew up in Mississippi but moved to Los Angeles recently to pursue her career. “It was a big transition for me because I grew up in a small town,” Olivia said. But now, she’s living her dream as an actress. When asked about advice for other aspiring actors, the young performer said, “Just stay positive and stay confident. If you know that you’re powerful enough to conquer your fears and stay happy, that will lead you in the right way.”
Olivia regularly stars on a Disney XD show called Kickin’It. She plays the fearless black belt Kim. “I think she is such an incredible girl and I look up to her.” Olivia said about her character, “She is so powerful and confident.”
29. Why did Olivia go to New York? （ ）
30. Paragraph two mainly tells us that ________.（ ）
31. What may be important to Olivia in her acting career? （ ）
32. The underlined word “she” in the last paragraph refers to ________.（ ）
Chinese female scientist Tu Youyou won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine on October 5 for her discoveries concerning a novel treatment against Malaria （疟疾）. This is the first Nobel Prize given to a Chinese scientist for work carried out within China.
Tu shared the prize with Irish-born William Campbell and Satoshi Omura of Japan, who were honored for their revolutionary anti-roundworm treatment. 84-year-old Tu is awarded this prize for her contribution to cutting the death rate of malaria, reducing patients’ suffering and promoting mankind’s health. Although she received several medical awards in the past, the 2015 Nobel Prize is definitely the most privilege reward that recognizes Tu’s dedication and perseverance in discovering artemisinin（青蒿素）, the key drug that battles malaria-friendly parasites （寄生虫）.
However, her route to the honor has been anything but traditional. She won the Nobel Prize for medicine, but she doesn’t have a medical degree or a PhD. In China, she is even being called the “three-noes” winner: no medical degree, no doctorate, and she’s never worked overseas. No wonder her success has stirred China’s national pride and helped promote confidence of native Chinese scientists.
The fact that Tu has none of these three backgrounds reminds us that science should be more accessible to all. One shall be able to become a scientist no matter what kind of background he or she comes from, as long as one dives into scientific research. There have been discussions on people who really love science but are never able to achieve much during their whole life. Their contributions can never be ignored. They work so hard to prove the wrong way so that the future researchers will be closer to the right one.
As the first Chinese mainland Nobel Prize Winner of natural science award, Tu’s record-breaking winning also serves as a reminder to those who are too eager for instant success. Science is never about instant success. Tu spent decades on scientific research before its value is officially acknowledged. There is no way to measure how much one devotes to science and compare it with how much reward he or she may get.
33. It can be concluded from the text that ________.（ ）
34. The author seems to agree that a person who is more likely to become a scientist is the one with _________.（ ）
35. In writing the passage, the author intends to ________.（ ）
Habits, whether good or bad, are gradually formed. When a person does a certain thing again, he _ （drive） by some unseen force to do the same thing repeatedly, and then _ habit is formed. _ a habit is formed, it is difficult, and sometimes _ （possible）, to get rid of. It is therefore very important that we should pay great attention _ the formation of habits.
Children often form bad habits, some of _ remain with them as long as they live.
_（lazy）, lying, stealing and so on are all easily-formed bad habits. However, there are many other habits _（form） in early life that are of great help. Many successful men say that certain habits in early life have _ effect on their success, like early rising and honesty.
_（keep） away from all these bad habits, we will benefit ourselves.
71.短文改错When my father bought me a computer as birthday present in last year, I felt very excited. As we all know, computers are getting more usefully nowadays. A lot of informations can be stored in it. We can learn what is lately happened in the world on the Internet. In the past, people had to do lots of work that were very dangerous. Now, computers can do it otherwise. When an exam is come, I do exercises on my computer. Then it will correct them but tell me the right answers.
You’ve seen news reports about people who need assistance after a natural disaster, or TV programs about how lonely and isolated older people can get. Maybe you’ve walked past people who are living on the streets. _ The answer: you can volunteer. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own. Helping others in need is such an important part of life. So how do you go about it?
Find what’s right for you.
Volunteering isn’t school. _ You can choose what really interests you and who or what is most deserving of your time.
After you’ve discovered what interests you, decide how much time you want to spend and what fits into your schedule.
Expand your mind.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills — from working as part of a team to setting and reaching goals. _ And it can help you develop a new understanding of people who are different from you — people with disabilities, people in financial problems, sick kids, or the elderly.
Volunteering helps people feel they make a difference — that they do have the power to change things for the better. When people depend on you, it can change the way you look at yourself. _ Volunteering is also a great way to get a view on your own life.
I was very excited on my first day at work as a student for I had to _ new people whom I really hoped to get along with. I told my boss that I hadn’t worked before in a _. He answered that I was going to _ very quickly what I had to do and that I would be lucky to work with his friendly 17-year-old daughter.
_, on my first day at work, I tried to be _ and optimistic, especially because I was going to have my first job in a foreign Country among foreign _. The worst thing for me was that I had to _ up at six in the morning, which is a（n）_ thing for the majority of people in Spain who begin working at nine. _, that was the schedule and I had to _ it, because it was the first time that I had been able to take this important step in my life, which is _.
The first week at the cafe bar was the _ time in my life. First, I had to get up at six in the morning and _ working at seven, until four in the afternoon. Then, I had to learn how to _ five types of coffee, each one being _ in a special cup and having a special name, but I was lucky that my boss _ me how to correctly prepare them.
To _, even though my first job, a summer job, lasted just two months, it was a very good _ for me as I had lots of things to learn and I _ myself that I was able to respect a schedule and _ a group at work.
72.假如你是学生会主席李华，你们学校下个月要举行“英语周”活动，请你给外教Black先生写封信聘请他当评委，并介绍活动情况。内容要求如下： 1．时间：6月18日～22日，下午第二节课后； 2．内容：进行英语比赛（歌曲、短剧、写作等）； 3．人员：全体师生。