My first day of high school was like any other’s: registering, finding new classmates, meeting new teachers, and seeking new friends.

During lunch, I ran into my first snag(困难) of the day. At the dining hall, as the checkout(付款处) lady asked for my money, I realized that I had forgotten my lunch money. When I told her about it, I heard a voice behind me. I turned around and there stood a teacher telling her he would pay for my lunch. He told me his name, Mr Pete Walker, and said, "If you get a chance, you should take my history class." I recognized his name, and told him I was in his class later that day. Mr Walker befriended me on the very first day of school at a very crucial time of the day — lunch!

He always told us we should do more than we ever thought. He pushed us to do all things better. He coached many sports, and sponsored many after-class activities. If we were interested in something, he would find a way to expose us to it by inviting speakers, taking us on field trips, or obtaining information for us.

Two years later, my junior year in school was clicking along nicely when one day I was riding my motorcycle and I was hit by a car. I spent six days in hospital and was at home in bed for two weeks before returning to school. Mr Walker stopped by the hospital each day with my work from my teachers. Once I was at home, he would bring my work too.

After high school, I attended the United States Army Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia. I knew my parents would be there the day I graduates, but they brought an unexpected guest. They came across Mr Walker at lunch several days before and told him I was about to graduate. His visit, however, was not a surprise to me.

1.At the dining hall, .

A. the lady didn’t want to charge the author for his lunch

B. the author knew Mr Walker was right behind him

C. Mr Walker didn’t know the author was his student

D. the author decided to invite Mr Walker to lunch

2. The story in Paragraph 4 showed that Mr Walker was .

A. caring B. strict C. skilled D. learned

3.What happened on the author’s graduation day?

A. His parents met Mr Walker by chance.

B. His family invited Mr Walker to lunch.

C. Mr Walker brought an unexpected guest.

D. His parents came together with Mr Walker.

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

A. The author had invited Mr Walker to his graduation ceremony.

B. The author’s parents had informed him of Mr Walker’s visit.

C. Mr Walker had a very close relationship with his students.

D. Mr Walker went to visit the author frequently.


On one of her trips to New York several years ago, Eudora Welty decided to take a couple of New York friends out to dinner. They settled in at a comfortable East Side cafe and within minutes, another customer was approaching their table.

"Hey, aren’t you from Mississippi?" the elegant, white-haired writer remembered being asked by the stranger. "I’m from Mississippi too."

Without a second thought, the woman joined the Welty party. When her dinner partner showed up, she also pulled up a chair.

"They began telling me all the news of Mississippi," Welty said. "I didn’t know what my New York friends were thinking."

Taxis on a rainy New York night are rarer than sunshine. By the time the group got up to leave, it was pouring outside. Welty’s new friends immediately sent a waiter to find a cab. Heading back downtown toward her hotel, her big-city friends were amazed at the turn of events that had changed their Big Apple dinner into a Mississippi.

"My friends said: ‘Now we believe your stories,’" Welty added. "And I said: ‘Now you know. These are the people that make me write them.’"

Sitting on a sofa in her room, Welty, a slim figure in a simple gray dress, looked pleased with this explanation.

"I don’t make them up," she said of the characters in her fiction these last 50 or so years. "I don’t have to."

Beauticians, bartenders, piano players and people with purple hats, Welty’s people come from afternoons spent visiting with old friends, from walks through the streets of her native Jackson, Miss., from conversations overheard on a bus. It annoys Welty that, at 78, her left ear has now given out. Sometimes, sitting on a bus or a train, she hears only a fragment(片段) of a particularly interesting story.

1.What happened when Welty was with her friends at the cafe?

A. Two strangers joined her.

B. Her childhood friends came in.

C. A heavy rain ruined the dinner.

D. Some people held a party there.

2. The underlined word "them" in Paragraph 6 refers to Welty’s.

A. readers B. parties C. friends D. stories

3.What can we learn about the characters in Welty’s fiction?

A. They live in big cities.

B. They are mostly women.

C. They come from real life.

D. They are pleasure seekers.


There are many kinds of friends. Some are always 1 you, but don’t understand you. Some say only a few words to you, but understand you. Many people will step in your life, but only 2 friends leave footprints.

I shall always recall the autumn and the girl with the 3 . I know she will always be my best friend. I could see the yellow leaves 4 in the cool wind. In such a 5 , I liked walking alone in the leaves, 6 to the sound of them. Autumn is a harvest season. However, 7 is uninteresting. The free days always get me 8 . But one day, the sound of a violin 9 into my ears like a stream flowing in the mountains. A young girl, standing in the wind, was 10 in playing her violin. I had 11 seen her before. The music was so nice that I listened quietly. Lost in the music, I didn’t know that I had been 12 there for so long but my existence(存在) did not seem to disturb(打扰)her.

Every day she played the violin in the corner of the building 13 I went downstairs to watch her performance. The autumn seemed no longer lonely and life became 14 . Though we didn’t know each other, I thought we were already good 15 .

One day, when I was listening carefully, the sound suddenly 16 . To my surprise, the girl came over to me. "You must like violin," she said. "Yes. And you play very well. Why did you stop?" I asked. Suddenly, a 17 expression appeared on her face and I could feel something unusual. "I came here to see my grandmother, but now I must leave. I once played very badly. It was your listening every day that 18 me." she said. "In fact, it was your playing 19 gave me a meaningful autumn," I answered, "Let’s be friends." The girl smiled, and so did I.

I never heard her play again in my life. But I will always remember the fine figure(身影) of the girl. She is like a 20 — so short, so bright, like a shooting star giving off much light that makes the autumn beautiful.

1.A. with B. for C. against D. to

2.A. good B. true C. reliable D. stubborn

3.A. sound B. song C. partner D. violin

4. A. shaking B. hanging C. rising D. floating

5. A. season B. situation C. day D. weather

6. A. watching B. listening C. seeing D. hearing

7. A. journey B. work C. life D. view

8.A. bored B. determined C. excited D. concerned

9.A. flowed B. grew C. entered D. ran

10.A. lost B. active C. busy D. interested

11.A. once B. never C. frequently D. usually

12.A. waiting B. stopping C. standing D. hearing

13.A. because B. but C. when D. before

14. A. interesting B. moving C. boring D. tiring

15. A. comers B. listeners C. players D. friends

16.A. stopped B. began C. gone D. changed

17. A. happy B. sad C. strange D. calm

18.A. surprised B. excited C. encouraged D. interested

19.A. that B. which C. it D. who

20.A. song B. dream C. wind D. sister


These inventions are making the world a better, smarter, and in some cases, a little more fun.

Easy-On Shoes

This year, Nike came out with their solution: the Flyease. The basketball shoe can be tied with only one hand. The idea for it came from "opening and closing a door," says Tobie Hatfield, the shoe’s inventor. A pair of Nike Flyease shoes sells for $130.

Bionic Ears (仿生耳)

If you’re tired of loud noise, you have two choices: cover your ears or leave. But what if you could turn off or lower the sound, just as you would on a TV? That’s the promise of the Here Active Listening system. The Bionic Ears are connected with a smartphone app. Users can pick which sounds they don’t want. They are priced at $249.

A Virtual Pencil and Paper

In the 450 years or so since its invention, the pencil has become so common; it’s easy to forget how great a technology it is. It writes darker when you press harder. Its marks can be erased. It’s difficult to copy the way it works. That’s what makes Apple’s latest effort so different. The Apple Pencil allows users to draw, paint, or write on a screen, just as they would on a sheet of paper. The Apple Pencil goes for $99.

The Artiphon

Having a hard time choosing an instrument (乐器)? You might want to try the Artiphon. It can imitate (模仿) dozens of instruments—not just how they sound but also how they’re played. It can be like a guitar. It can be like a piano. The Artiphon is priced at $399.

1.Matthew, a student with a disability of one arm, most probably chooses .

A. Easy-On Shoes B. Bionic Ears

C. A Virtual Pencil and Paper D. Be Creative

2.How much will you most probably pay if you are a music fan who is tired of loud noise?

A. $ 229. B. $ 339. C. $ 498. D. $ 648.

3.What is the author’s purpose of writing this passage?

A. To introduce some problem-solving apps.

B. To call on more students to love inventing.

C. To share ways of making inventions.

D. To introduce some coolest inventions.

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