1.---What do you say to a weekend in New York?
7.The fact that she told a lie had a great influence on her ________.
6.“How could you lose so much money?” John asked his wife, eyeing her angrily from ________ the kitchen table.
5.I prefer to work here because salaries are higher here than ________ in my country.
4.The moment ________ Leo will never forget is________ Mr.Smith gave him a lot of valuable advice on how to improve his writing.
3.Tom took a taxi to the airport, only ________ his plane high up in the sky.
2.---Have you heard of ________ death of Steven Jobs?
--- Yes.It must be________ shock to Apple fans.
17.After the storm in Beijing, people were suffering in that area, ________ urgently needed clean water, medicine and shelter to survive.
16.The past two years ________ a sharp rise in oil price, which adds to the burden of auto transportation industry.
15.The two friends had a quarrel about money, but shortly afterwards they shook hands and ________.
14.China has been pushing the reform of public hospitals________ all its citizens.
13.---Do you know the timetable of the school bus?
---Sure, the first trip________ at 6:30 a.m.and usually continues until 4 p.m.on weekdays.
12.Words failed to ________ my feelings the moment I saw my long-lost sister.
11.Do you know how much time and effort they devoted________ such a complicated project?
10.When Helen saw his tutor nod ________ to her, she calmed down and went on with her performance.
9.Never before________ seen a girl who can swim as fast as Ye Shiwen.
8.English is difficult________.Nobody can learn to use it in a few minutes.
20.---A stranger gave me an umbrella when I was caught in the rain.
19.________ more energy to my study instead of being crazy about Internet games, I would be sitting in a comfortable office now.
18.My parents lent me the money.________, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.
61.下面文章中有5个段落需要添加首句（第61--65题）。请从以下选项（A、B、C、D、E 和 F) 中 选出适合各段落的首句。选项中有一项是多余选项。
A.A sense of humor is not an inborn ability.
B.A sense of humor can be developed in our life.
C.A sense of humor helps us from several aspects.
D.A sense of humor means more than telling jokes.
E.A sense of humor can be expressed in many ways.
F.A sense of humor helps people to better enjoy life.
61._____ As awareness of the benefits of humor increases, most of us want to get all the laughs we can.It seems that almost every day there is another new discovery about the power of humor to help us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.Every system of the body responds to laughter in some important or positive way.
62._____ Many people mistakenly believe that we are born with a sense of humor.They think that when it comes to a sense of humor, “either you’ve got it or you don’t.” This is false.What is true, however, is that the ability to laugh and smile is actually something we are born with.For example, we laugh when we are tickled under the arm, even without thinking about how to react.
63._____ The parts of the brain and central nervous system that control laughing and smiling are mature at birth in human infants, but that is not the same thing as having a sense of humor.（After all, when a baby laughs in his small bed we don’t rush over and say, “That kid has a great sense of humor.”） Your sense of humor is something you can develop over a lifetime.Don’t be nervous before others and try to laugh at yourself—then you will make them laugh too.
64._____ Humor includes a lot more than laughing and joke telling.Many people worry needlessly that they do not have a good sense of humor because they are not good joke tellers.More than jokes, a sense of humor requires being willing and able to see the funny side of life’s situations as they happen.In fact, one of the best definition of a sense of humor is “the ability to see the nonserious element in a situation”.
65._____ There may be a thousand different ways to express your sense of humor, but joke telling is only one of those ways.As more is discovered about how humor benefits our life, more people will be able to see and enjoy the humor when they are in a difficult situation.Life depends on air, food and water, but it is made easier to live with a good sense of humor.
55.阅读下列材料，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和D ) 中，选出最佳选项。
Though I have traveled in hundreds of trains, few unusual things have ever happened to me.But one day in a train something did happen.I do not mean that I was hurt: no one was hurt.
I do my work in a hot country far away from England.Every September I go there to do my business, and every July I come back to England to have a rest.So every September I go to Paris and take a train from the great French city to Mendova, and at Mendova I catch my ship.
There is one very fast train from Paris to Mendova, and it suits me well.It goes as far as Endoran, but it stops at Mendova for a few minutes to let travelers get out or in.It is called The Flying Bluebird.It reaches Mendova at seven minutes past nine in the morning, and it is never late.
A ship leaves Mendova at half past eleven, and so you will understand that The Flying Bluebird suits me very well.I always travel by it, and I have nearly two and a half hours at Mendova to go from the station to the ship.That is more than enough time.
Well, one September night, I took my place in The Flying Bluebird as usual.The train leaves Paris at nine o’clock every night, and I was in my place soon after half past eight.There were three or four people there with me, but very soon a lot of others got into the train.When no more people could sit down, they began to stand up near us and also in the corridor（走廊）.In a short time the corridor was full too, and it was impossible for any more travelers to get into the train.
I could see a lot of other people outside the corridor windows, but they could not get in, and the train left Paris without them.The man sitting next to me started to ask all kinds of questions: “Where do you work? How long does it take you to get there? Are you married? How many children do you have? How much money do they pay you every year? How much do you have in the bank? How much do you spend every month?”
He asked questions for about twenty minutes but I did not give him any clear answers, and at last he stopped and began to read the paper.
I usually sleep quite well in the train, but this time I slept only a little.There were too many people, and there were too many things: small bags, large bags, coats, hats, boxes, newspapers and food.As usual, we got angry about the window.Most people wanted it shut, and two of us wanted it open.But that always happens.It was shut all night, as usual.
When I awoke in the early morning I felt hot and dirty, and glad that the journey was reaching its end.At seven minutes past nine The Flying Bluebird stopped.We were at Mendova, and I stood up thankfully.I took my two suitcases, held one in each hand, and tried to move towards the door into the corridor.In order to get out of the train, I had to pass down the corridor to the door at the far end.There was no other way out.
I could not even into the corridor.There was a suitcase on the floor by my feet, and three men were standing in my way.I felt a touch of fear.I had to get out, you see; I had to catch my ship, which left at half past eleven.And the train did not stop again until it reached Endoran, two hundred miles away.
“I must get out!” I cried.Everyone there understood me, but no one could move.
At last I was able to put one foot over the suitcase on the floor, and I nearly reached the door into the corridor.But then, very slowly, the train began to move.It was taking me away!
“Stop!” I cried.“I want to get out!” But no one outside the train could hear me, and the people inside did not care much.The train moved a little faster.What could I do? I was not even in the corridor.
Fear made me think quickly.In front of my eyes, just, above the door, was a notice that told everyone how to stop the train.I had to pull an iron thing near the notice.I did not waste time.I pulled it.
Well, a noise started above our heads.That was to show everyone that there was something wrong.It was not a small sound.Possibly the men in my ship two miles away could hear it.Then the train stopped.
No one likes to stop a train if there is no need.But I had to catch my ship.That was the only thought in my mind: to get out and catch my ship.
55.The purpose of the author writing the first paragraph is to __________.
A.answer some questions
B.express some unusual feelings
C.arouse the readers’ curiosity
D.give some advice in advance
56.What do we know about the author and the man sitting next to him?
A.They talked with each other all night
B.They got angry about the window
C.The author didn’t understand the man’s words
D.The author didn’t like the man’s foolish questions
57.On this journey on The Flying Bluebird, the author felt uncomfortable because ___________.
A.he couldn’t find a seat by the window
B.he was angry with the man sitting next to him
C.there were too many people on the train
D.the window was kept shut all night
58.It can be learned from Para.10 that the author was afraid that ____________.
A.he would have to spend another sleepless night on the train
B.he would miss the ship that went where he worked
C.more people might crowd into the train
D.he would have to buy another ticket
59.The noise in the underlined sentence “a noise started above our heads”（Para.15）was made by __________.
A.the angry passengers shouting at the top of their voices
B.the ship that was lying two miles away
C.the falling of boxes and suitcases to the floor
D.the train itself telling people that something was wrong
60.What would be the best title for the text?
A.A Bad Experience on the Train
B.A Train that Is Never Late
C.A Quick and Wise Decision
D.A Journey to Mendova
50.阅读下列材料，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和D ) 中，选出最佳选项。
The cultural and natural values of Kakadu National Park were recognized internationally when the Park was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is an international register of properties that are recognized as having outstanding cultural or natural values of international significance. Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and is the second largest national park in the world. Kakadu is a biological wonderland, which is almost 8,000 square miles. The wildlife in Kakadu National Park includes over 280 kinds of birds, 60 kinds of native mammals, 55 kinds of freshwater fish, thousands of insects, and many reptiles, the most famous of which is the salt-water crocodile. All life in the park depends on water.
Kakadu is not only home to the wildlife but the area is also famous for the longest continuous human culture that exists in the world. Aborigines have been living in this area for at least 40,000 years. The descendants(后裔) of these First Australians still live in Kakadu today. Kakadu contains one of the longest continuous records of rock art in the world, with around 5,000 paintings, with rock sites dating back 25,000 years. More than 1,000 sites have been recorded. Kakadu has been given double World Heritage status by the United Nations. It is one of only 17 of the 469 World heritage Areas listed for both natural and cultural values.
It is Australia’s largest national park, but it isn’t just the size that surprises visitors—it is the sense of something very old and grand. Creation of the 500 km escarpment (悬崖) began 2,000 million years ago. Today those gorges are filled with rainforests, washed by waterfalls.
Kakadu is one of the world’s special places. It is hard to pick the ideal time to visit Kakadu. In the wet season large areas of the park are closed to the public. It would not be possible to enter or exit from the park through the Kakadu Highway. Most of the people there agree that the best time to visit is at the end of the dry season. Some areas of Kakadu have restricted visiting times, and some are not open to the general public. Over 230 000 tourists visit Kakadu National Park every year. As you enter Kakadu National Park, you will be required to buy a permit. Part of this money is paid to the Traditional Owners of the land and the rest is given to the repairs of the park.
50. Why does the author mention so much wildlife in Paragraph 1?
A. To represent the scene of the nature.
B. To attract readers’ attention.
C. To take the wildlife for example.
D. To show the value of the park.
51. Kakadu is given double World Heritage status by the United Nations because of _____.
A. the descendants of these First Australians still in Kakadu today
B. the particular environment and the unusual rock art
C. the longest continuous human culture that exists in the world
D. Aborigines living in this area for at least 40,000 years
52. The followings are mentioned in the passage except _____.
A. living things in Kakadu
B. the escarpment and the gorges
C. the history of the park
D. the weather of the area
53. The underlined word gorges in Paragraph 3 means _____.
A. narrow valleys between hills or mountains
B. buildings where cases are determined
C. large and open structures for sports events
D. places where something is located
54. What does the author advise visitors to do when they go to Kakadu?
A. To get more information about the special place.
B. To make a better choice between the wet and dry season.
C. Not to enter the national park without permission.
D. Not to go there through the Kakadu Highway.
45.阅读下列材料，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和D ) 中，选出最佳选项。
The British aren’t having as many children as they used to.One reason is that people are having children much older than before, meaning they have fewer years in which they can have them.After years at university, they need a few years of work experience before they can get the job they want.They might then get married, but it’s incredibly expensive to buy a house in the UK.
The above explains why young British people now don’t move out of their parents’ home until they are around 30 years old on average.It is not until they are 30 that they can afford their own home.Increasingly, it is not until that age that they can afford to get married and start a new life in a new home.It’s only after this age that many young people start thinking about having a child.
So a British person manages to get a job, get a home and get married.Why isn’t he or she then having at least two children on average? The main reason is that it is quite expensive to bring up a child in the UK.Why is it expensive? Well, these days, both parents need to work just to pay for their home and living expenses.Because both parents are at work, that means they then need to pay someone to look after their child during the day.Paying for this childcare is nearly always expensive.
The recent financial crisis is making things even harder for families, since unemployment is rising and even fewer people can afford to have children.With so much pressure on families, is it any surprise that the divorce rate is so high?
So what is Britain doing to try and save the British family? The government is trying to make it cheaper to have children.For example, there have been increases in money families can claim from the state each month.Also, there are increasing government subsidies for nursery schools, so that parents do not need to pay so much for child care.
The government is also trying to reduce the number of hours British parents have to work to earn enough money to pay their bills.If parents didn’t have to work so many hours, they’d have more time to spend with their children and wouldn’t need to spend so much on childcare.On average, a Briton works 49 hours a week, which is the most in Europe.The state is now considering introducing laws to encourage companies to improve their employees’ work-life balance.Let’s hope they’re not too late to save the British family.Otherwise, the British will always be too tired, and won’t have enough time and money, to have children.
45.Young British people live in their parents’ home until around 30 because ______ .
A.They are allowed to get married at 30
B.they can’t find jobs to support themselves
C.they can’t afford a house of their own until then
D.they enjoy family life with their parents
46.The British are now having fewer children than before for all the following reasons EXCEPT that ______ .
A.they have fewer years to have children
B.they live much shorter lives than before
C.it is more expensive to bring up a child
D.people are losing their jobs because of the recent financial crisis
47.To make it cheaper to have children, the British government is ______ .
A.bringing down prices
B.raising the salaries of parents
C.reducing family income tax
D.increasing subsidies for families and nursery schools
48.It can be inferred from the text that______.
A.with long work hours, it is hard for British parents to balance life and work
B.more and more families in Britain are breaking up because they are having fewer children
C.among Europeans, British people work hardest and earn the least
D.childcare takes up too much energy and time for the British
49.The underlined word “subsidies” in Paragraph 5 means _________.
A.food paid by the government
B.school buildings for poor students
D.money from the government to benefit the public
41.阅读下列材料，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和D ) 中，选出最佳选项。
You can never be too sure these days in the United States of your neighbours or even your customers! Try to keep a low profile（姿态）in your neighborhood: don’t announce to just about everyone that you are running a home business with thousands of dollars worth of equipment.As much as possible, don’t invite clients（客户）or visitors to your home.In fact I know of some home-based entrepreneurs（企业家）who would rather meet their clients in a neutral（中间的）ground, e.g.the client’s office or even Starbucks.
There are other ways to keep burglars away from your house.
●Keep lights on around your house in the evenings.Light is a natural fright for burglars.
●Invest in a security alarm, particularly if your house is located in a remote spot.Security systems can often bring down the cost of your homeowner’s insurance premiums（费用）.
●Make sure that all windows and doors are locked and the security alarm turned on before you sleep at night or go out of the house.Avoid keeping house keys in obvious places, such as under the lamp or top of the doorframe.
●Adding an additional lock will provide extra security when you are home.The dead-lock, sometimes called an “exit-only deadbolt” is an deadbolt that doesn’t have an external（外部的）key.It’s clearly visible on the door from the outside, but can’t be broken into without destroying the door, frame, or lock itself.While the security won’t help directly when you aren’t home, the visibility may discourage an intruder from trying the door.
●Your door itself should be made of strong materials, such as one-inch thick solid hardwood or heavy metal.
41.The advice given by the writer in the passage focuses on __________.
A.how to make your house safer from burglars
B.what to do when your house is broken into
C.how to improve social security in the United States
D.how to run a home business
42.Some home-based entrepreneurs don’t invite clients to their home ___________.
A.to enjoy convenience outside their home
B.for reasons of their property safety
C.not to let others know their business
D.in order to avoid being seen by burglars
43.All of the following are part of the writer’s advice except that the homeowner ________.
A.buy a security alarm and turn it on in the evening
B.fix an extra lock on the door from inside
C.have the doors made of solid hardwood or heavy metal
D.keep lights on in all rooms to threaten burglars
44.What does the underlined word “intruder” most probably mean in this passage?
A.Someone who is invited to visit.
B.Someone who illegally enters the home.
C.Someone who pays regular visits to the home.
D.Someone who tries to destroy the lock.
21.阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从21--40各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D ) 中，选出最佳选项。
One Saturday, some five-or-six-year olds in my neighborhood gathered at the lot to play cowboys.Brian came, __21___ the biggest toy gun I’d ever seen.Before we started, I told him I wanted to borrow it ___22___ .As soon as we broke up for the ___23___ , I ran to a far corner of the lot and buried the gun in the soft dirt.I wanted to give Brian a ___24___ .
Before long, Brian was demanding his gun back.We all walked ___25___ the lot to the corner, and I dug where I ___26___ I’d buried it.No gun.I dug some more. ___27___ no gun.Brian started shouting, “Find my gun!” and I started getting ___28___ .I knew it was somewhere, but the whole corner was looking ___29___ to me.Everyone stood around and watched ___30___ I desperately dug at the ground.No one ___31___ .My eyes started burning, and I knew I was going to cry.I ___32___ with Brian screaming, “You bastard! My dad will get you!”
That afternoon when I heard Brian calling outside the window, I told Mom everything.She ___33___ listened to me, then went out to the garage and got the shovel.We ___34___ Brian outside and the three of us returned to the lot.
___35___ it was very hot outside, and my mom dug in the heat for an hour.She turned up most of the dirt in that corner, ___36v the gun was never found.I stood and watched 37 , and felt worse and worse as she worked and sweated ___38___ me.
My parents bought Brian a new gun, so he was ___39___ .Now I realize how lucky I was to have ___40___ who stood up for me, and that I still needed Mom to help me out of trouble.
21.A.carrying out B.showing off C.picking up D.taking away
22.A.after a moment B.at a time C.in a minute D.for a while
23.A.race B.game C.party D.role
24.A.blow B.test C.chance D.scare25.
25.A.across B.in C.over D.by
26.A.imagined B.pretended C.thought D.expected
27.A.Also B.Still C.Just D.Indeed
28.A.hot B.hurt C.sick D.angry
29.A.unlikely B.perfect C.the same D.the opposite
30.A.since B.though C.if D.as
31.A.helped B.laughed C.quarreled D.worked32.
32.A.settled down B.came up C.set out D.ran away
33.A.doubtfully B.calmly C.regretfully D.kindly
34.A.left B.followed C.met D.took
35.A.By now B.Till then C.At last D.So far
36.A.but B.for C.when D.so
37.A.carelessly B.impatiently C.helplessly D.cautiously
38.A.in spite of B.except for C.in favor of D.because of
39.A.satisfied B.moved C.encouraged D.comforted
40.A.all B.someone C.anybody D.one
66.下面短文中有10处语言错误。请在有错误的地方增加、删除或修改某个单词。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（ ^ ）, 并在其下面写上该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（\）划掉。 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写上修改后的词。
As the high school student, I like to talk with foreigners to practise my oral English but learn more about other cultures.There were two foreign teachers in our school in this term.They often go to the English corner so that we can have a chance to practise the language. I seize every chance talk with them.However, I sometime find they are not so interesting in what I say, and it’s hard for I to choose a suitable topic.I would like some advices about how to communicate proper with foreigners, and what topics to pick.
“Good health is the foundation of a happy life."
“Health is wealth （财富）!”