One day, a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor _____________the question papers, with the text facing down as usual. ___he handed them all out, he asked his students to ___the page and begin. To everyone's surprise, there were no ___just a black dot (点) in the center of the page. The professor, seeing the expression on everyone's face, told them the following:

“I want you to write what you ___there.”

The students, ___, got started on the inexplicable (令人费解的) task.

At the end of the class, the professor ___all the answer papers and started reading each one of them aloud in front of all the students. All of them, with no ___, described the black dot, trying to explain its position in the middle of the sheet, etc. After all had been ___, the classroom was silent, the professor began to explain:

"I'm not going to grade this. I ___wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the __ part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot, and the same happens in our __. We have a white paper to observe and __, but we always focus on the dark spots. Our life is a __ given to us with love and care and we always have ____to celebrate: nature renewing itself every day, our friends around us, the job that ____ our livelihood(生计) and the miracles we see every day.

__, we insist on focusing only on the dark spots: the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the ___relationship with colleagues, the ___with a friend, and etc.

The dark spots are very ___compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that pollute our minds. "

1.A. handed out B. turned up C. referred to D. pointed at

2.A. Since B. Until C. If D. After

3.A. fold B. turn C. open D. use

4.A. exercises B. choices C. questions D. excuses

5.A. .remember B. imagine C. study D. see

6.A. surprised B. confused C. curious D. displeased

7.A. collected B. finished C. marked D. selected

8.A. excuse B. doubt C. exception D. explanation

9.A. said B. answered C. returned D. read

10.A. also B. just C. even D. finally

11.A. big B. black C. beautiful D. white

12.A. lives B. classrooms C. colleges D. studies

13.A. send B. keep C. enjoy D. show

14.A. burden B. gift C. pressure D. lesson

15.A. reasons B. time C. freedom D. festivals

16.A. threatens B. ruins C. provides D. changes

17.A. However B. Therefore C. Besides D. Moreover

18.A. close B. complicate C. special D. strong

19.A. stay B. contact C. satisfaction D. disappointment

20.A. dark B. round C. small D. dirty

1.I will never forget the way_____________my teacher taught me.

2.This is the factory____________we visited last week.

3.I bought a vase yesterday,____________price is too high.

4.Do you know the trouble I have_____________(learn) the English grammar?

5.The parents are trying to train their son to be a great_____________(music).

6.I think_____________(happy) depends on our attitudes to life.

7.Mary was able to provide the police with some_____________ (value) information.

8.The policemen are still searching for_____________(survive) of the plane crash.

9.It’s wrong to see _____________(violent) as the only way to solve problems in the world.

10.He shows _____________(cruel) to those who are against him.

11.After the car crash,an ambulance took the_____________(injure) lo hospital at once.

12.Other schools might have somewhat different rules_____________(base) on different conditions.

13.We can rely on _____________that our parents are willing lo help us whenever we meet difficulties.

14.I’d appreciate_____________if you could let me know in advance whether or not you will come.

15.This desk needs _____________(mend).

16.My coat _____________(wash) easily.

17.Great changes_____________(take place) in my hometown since 1978.

18.For many students,great attention must be paid____________(improve) their handwriting,especially in the fresh year.

19.Every minute should be made use of_____________(study) our lessons well.

20.Niki is always full of ideas,but_____________is useful to my knowledge.

21.With time_____________(go) by,I was made smaller.

22.My daughter is familiar_____________The Voice of China,which is not familiar_____________me.

23.I didn’t mean_____________(eat) anything,but those apples looked so good that I couldn’t help trying one.

24.It’s requested that all members_____________(present) at the party.

25.The number of foreign students attending Chinese Universities_____________been rising steadily since 1990.

It was a village in India. The people were poor. However, they were not unhappy. After all, their forefathers had lived in the same way for centuries.

Then one day, some visitors from the city arrived. They told the villagers there were some people elsewhere who liked to eat frog’s legs. However, they did not have enough frogs of their own, and so they wanted to buy frogs from other places.

This seemed like money for nothing. There were millions of frogs in the fields around, and they were no use to the villagers. All they had to do was catch them. Agreement was reached, and the children were sent into the fields to catch frogs. Every week a truck arrived to collect the catch and hand over the money. For the first time, the people were able to dream of a better future. But the dream didn’t last long.

The change was hardly noticed at first, but it seemed as if the crops were not doing so well. More worrying was that the children fell ill more often, and, there seemed to be more insects around lately.

The villagers decided that they couldn’t just wait to see the crops failing and the children getting weak. They would have to use the money earned to buy pesticides(杀虫剂) and medicines. Soon there was no money left.

Then the people realized what was happening. It was the frog. They hadn’t been useless. They had been doing an important job---eating insects. Now with so many frogs killed, the insects were increasing

more rapidly. They were damaging the crops and spreading diseases.

Now, the people are still poor. But in the evenings they sit in the village square and listen to sounds

of insects and frogs. These sounds of the night now have a much deeper meaning.

1.From paragraph 1 we learn that the villagers __________.

A. worked very hard for centuries

B. dreamed of having a better life

C. were poor but somewhat pleased

D. lived a different life from their forefathers

2.Why did the villagers agree to sell frogs?

A. The frogs were easy money.

B. They need money to buy medicine.

C. They wanted to please the visitors.

D. The frogs made too much noise.

3.What might be the cause of the children’ s sickness?

A. The crops didn’t do well

B. There were too many insects

C. The visitors brought in diseases.

D. There were too many frogs.

4.What can we infer from the last sentence of the text?

A. Happiness comes from peaceful life in the country.

B. Health is more important than money.

C. The harmony(和谐) between man and nature is important.

D. Good old days will never be forgotten.

Great white sharks! Just hearing that name makes many people’s hair stand on end. In reality, these big fish have more to fear from us than we do from them. For many years, people killed countless great white sharks in the waters around the United States.

But thanks to conservation (保护) efforts, great whites are making a comeback in the U.S. Two recent studies show that the population of these sharks is rising along the east and west coast.

Why is the growing population of a killer fish something to celebrate? “When you fish too many of them, you start to lose balance in the environment,” says shark researcher Tobey Curtis. As the biggest killer, sharks help keep the populations of fish, seals, and other creatures they eat from growing too large.

In spite of their importance, great white sharks had long been hunted for their meat and their fins (鳍). Then, in 1997, the U.S. government passed a law that didn’t allow the hunting of great whites.

Afterwards, the numbers of these sharks in the U.S. waters started to increase.

The law wasn’t the only thing that has helped great whites. Conservationists have also played a part

in the sharks’ comeback. The research group OCEARCH is using a method called tagging (加标签) to help change people’s attitudes about great white. They let the public follow each shark as it travels the world’s oceans. OCEARCH also gives each tagged shark a name to help people form a closer connection with the big fish.

The group’s most well-known shark is named Katharine. She was tagged last year near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since then, thousands of people have tracked Katharine’s movements on Twitter and the

OCEARCH website.

This helps people see sharks in a new way. Chris Fischer, the founder of OCEARCH believes

learning to appreciate great whites will encourage people to do more to protect them.

1.The underlined part “makes many people’s hair stand on end” in Paragraph 1 can best be replaced by______.

A. worries many people B. bores many people

C. frightens many people D. interests many people

2.The law passed in 1997 ______.

A. seemed very helpful B. let scientists down

C. needed to be changed D. made people like great whites

3.Katharine’s example is used to show that ______.

A. great whites are in fact lovely animals

B. the OCEARCH website has a lot of visitors

C. the number of great whites is growing quickly

D. OCEARCH help people get closer to great whites

4.The main purpose of the passage is to ______.

A. introduce an experiment result

B. make an advertisement for OCEARCH

C. remind us that big killers are dying out

D. inform us that great whites are making a comeback

I ran into a local store today to pick up a few things. With an important meeting to attend, I was in a hurry , so I didn’t take a cart (手推车) on my way inside. As I walked between the shelves in the store, I passed by a young couple and their baby. I continued going through the store, picked up a few items I needed and ended up standing behind this couple in the checkout line.

While waiting, I noticed that the young father was holding his money tightly and nervously. The young mother was carrying a baby in her arms and asked the cashier (收银员) for a job application.

When the total was rung up, they had to pick items out of their cart because they didn’t have enough money. But all their items were basic necessities(必需品) that they needed most. It just broke my heart to watch the couple try to think about what they could do without. However, they were able to whittle down their items and paid the bill with the money that they had.

After they left, I quietly asked the cashier to add those items to mine. The cashier rang everything up, and then got me a shopping cart. We put in their items and I hurried over to their car. “This is for you,” I told them.

The young father just looked at me with such appreciation and thanked me. I will never forget the expression in his eyes. As I was getting into my car, they drove over. The young mother said, “Miss, thank you so much.”

Tears welled up in my eyes---as they are again now, while I write this. “You are so welcome. Pay it forward some day,” I replied.

1.The underlined phrase “whittle down” in Paragraph 3 probably means “__________”.

A. add to B. break down

C. pay for D. cut down

2.The author felt __________ to watch the couple taking some items out.

A. angry B. sad

C. excited D. interested

3.It can be inferred from the passage that _________.

A. the young mother didn’t have a job then

B. the young father felt so sorry to accept help

C. the cashier treated the young couple impolitely

D. the young couple bought something unnecessary

4.The author ’ s main purpose in sharing the story is to tell us __________.

A. what a great plan she made

B. to take a cart while shopping

C. to help those who are in need

D. how to pick out basic necessities

Tips for Cooking on a Tight Schedule(紧密的日程)

From my experience, there are three main reasons why people don’t cook more often: ability, money and time. _______ Money is a topic I’ll save for another day. So today I want to give you some wisdom about how to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen. Here are three tips for great cooking on a tight schedule:

1. Think ahead. The moments when I think cooking is a pain are when I’ m already hungry and there is nothing ready to eat. So think ahead of the coming week. When will you have time to cook? Do

you have the right materials ready?_________

2. Make your time worth it. When you do find time to cook a meal, make the most of it and save yourself time later on. Are you making one loaf of bread? _________ It takes around the same amount of time to make more of something. So save yourself the effort for a future meal.

3._________ This may surprise you, but one of the best tools for making cooking worth your time is experimentation(尝试). It gives you the chance to hit upon new ideas and recipes(食谱) that can work well with your appetite and schedule. The more you learn and the more you try, the more ability you have to take control of your food and your schedule.

Hopefully that gives you a good start. _________ And don’ t let a busy schedule discourage you from making some great changes in the way you eat and live!

A.Try new things.

B.Ability is easily improved.

C.Make three or four instead.

D.Understand your food better.

E.Cooking is a burden for many people.

F.Let cooking and living simply be a joy rather than a burden.

G.A little time planning ahead can save a lot of work later on.

Last weekend at the airport, I had some extra time before going through the airport security(安全) to catch my flight. While wondering what to do, I thought it was the ______time and place to look for an anonymous (匿名的) act of ______ to do!

One of the magazine stands outside the airport security had flowers for sale. I told the ______ that

I’d like to buy flowers for someone else, and she could decide who to ______ them to. She looked a little ______, so I explained perhaps she could hand the smile cards with the flowers to someone who seem to need some to ______. At first, the clerk ______, "That’s strange." Or maybe, "That’s crazy." I can’t ______ which. But then, I explained a little more about the ______ card and the concept (概念)of doing

something kind for a complete ______, and she brightened up.

"I’ll never know how it turns out," I said," but you will have the ______ to make someone’s day." At that point, she started to seem ______ excited about it.

She went to take the ______out of the water. Then I explained, "It’s fine to ______them there until the person you want to give them to ______."

At that point, I thought she was somewhere between amazement and delight, as it was ______ that this was really not a ______she had ever gotten from a customer before.

I ______ the flowers, said goodbye, and headed for the ______ line.

I’ll never know how it turned out, but I was ______ for the rest of the morning.

1.A .wrong B. earl C. perfect D. free

2.A. kindness B. bravery C. guilt D. pride

3.A. policeman B. clerk C. secretary D. waiter

4.A. give B. pay C. charge D. owe

5.A. frightened B. disappointed C. Confused D. bored

6.A. move down B. fall of C. leave ou D. cheer up

7.A. refused B. responded C. nodded D. agreed

8.A. remember B. tell C. choose D. notice

9.A. bank B. plant C. smile D. flight

10.A. stranger B. passenger C. beggar D. failure

11.A. courage B. mone C. knowledge D. chance

12.A. secretly B. reall C. hardl D. anxiously

13.A. flower B. card C. fish D. mud

14.A. leave B. hide C. plan D. bury

15.A. helps B. suffers C. travels D. comes

16.A. impossible B. natural C. clear D. important

17.A. request B. price C. praise D. story

18.A. put down B. put away C. set asid D. paid for

19.A. security B. passenger C. front D. fire

20.A. upset B. angry C. cheerful D. tired

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