3.由于大雾，100多辆车堵在高速上。(as a result of)
The telephone rang in the police station at Richmond, California, the US. "_________ station? A train for Santa Fe collided(相撞) a _________ at the McDonald Street Crossing. Please come here at once. With an ambulance(救护车), too. A man is badly wounded," said a(n) _________ voice of a young woman.
"OK. We'll come soon. Please stay there and wait," replied the policeman.
Within a minute, a police car and an ambulance _________ off. Soon they got to the crossing, but only to find everything was _________. No collision, no wounded man.
"What a dirty _________!" said the policeman angrily. "We must find out that mischievous(恶意的)_________ and..."
They had not been able to say anything about a _________ when they heard the whistle of a train was nearing them quickly. All of a sudden, a truck appeared. It came _________ towards them, too. When it was passing the crossing, it suddenly __________ to move on. Right then and there, before the eyes of all the people present, the train collided with the truck heavily and struck it dozens of metres away.
When Randolph Bruce, the driver, was helped out of the damaged truck, he was badly wounded just as the young woman had foretold(预言) on the phone. As he was taken to hospital in time, he was __________ at last. Later the police did whatever they could to __________ the woman who had __________ them, but failed.
It is really __________ that a prophecy(预言) should agree with the fact so __________.
1.A. Weather B. Railway C. Fire D. Police
2.A. bus B. truck C. taxi D. train
3.A. sweet B. anxious C. beautiful D. low
4.A. turned B. took C. started D. walked
5.A. bad B. satisfied C. pleasant D. fine
6.A. call B. lie C. trick D. plan
7.A. policeman B. boy C. woman D. driver
8.A. reward B. praise C. thanks D. punishment
9.A. turning B. running C. starting D. passing
10.A. continued B. refused C. began D. stopped
11.A. saved B. dead C. awake D. alive
12.A. find B. meet C. punish D. thank
13.A. laughed B. telephoned C. repeated D. visited
14.A. exciting B. surprising C. pleasing D. interesting
15.A. equally B. truly C. exactly D. carefully
Around the year 1000 A.D., some people from Northwest India began to travel westward. Nobody knows why.1. they left their homes, they didn't settle down any more, but spent their lives 2.(move) from one to another. Their later generations were called the Romany people of Gypsies (吉普赛人). There're Gypsies all over the world, many of 3. are still traveling with no fixed homes. There are about 8,000,000 of them, including 3,000,000 in the Eastern Europe. Gypsies sometimes have 4. hard time in foreign countries because they are different. People may be afraid of them, look down 5. them, or think that they are criminals(罪犯). The Nazis treated the Gypsies 6.(cruel), like the Jews, and nobody knows how many of them 7.(die) in Hitler's death camps. Gypsies have 8. own language, Romany. They like music and dancing. Traveling is of great importance to them, and many Gypsies are unhappy when they have to stay in one place. Because of this, it is difficult 9. Gypsy children to go to school, so Gypsies are often unable to read and write. In some places, the educational authorities try to arrange special traveling schools for Gypsy children, so that they can get the same education 10. other children.
Paracutin was born in Mexico in February, 1943. At the end of one week Paracutin was 500 feet high, and it is now over 9,000 feet high. Today Paracutin is asleep.
What is Paracutin? It was the first volcano(火山) in the world which was seen from its birth right up to the present day. On February 20, 1943, a peasant and his wife set out to work in their corn fields from the Mexican village of Paracutin. They were surprised to find the earth warm under their feet. Suddenly they heard noises deep in the earth and a small hole appeared in their field. In the afternoon there was a sudden loud noise and stones were thrown high in the air. The peasants ran from the field and turned to watch. They saw the birth of a volcano.
Large quantities of stone and lava(岩浆) broke out and a little hill began to form. By evening this hill was 100 feet high and hot ashes(灰烬) were falling on the village. At night the strong light of the hot lava lit up the countryside. The trees near the village were killed and the villagers had to leave their houses. When the village was destroyed, its name was given to the volcano. The news quickly reached Mexico City, far to the east. Many people came to watch the scene. The volcano grew and grew for ten years and hundreds of square miles of forest were destroyed. Then Paracutin went to sleep.
1.Paracutin was once the name of .
A. a peasant B. a village
C. an old mountain D. a Mexican
2.Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Paracutin is not active now.
B. Paracutin is the first volcano in the world.
C. Paracutin did not exist until the early 1940s.
D. It took Paracutin 10 years to grow to its present size.
3.What was destroyed in the growing up of the volcano?
A. The little hill of stone.
B. The villagers living close by.
C. The forest and fields around Paracutin.
D. The Mexican peasant and his wife.
4.In this passage the writer is trying to .
A. tell us an interesting happening
B. explain a scientific theory
C. make us believe something
D. make up an interesting story
5.What can we learn about volcanoes from this passage?
A. New volcanoes may appear in places where people do not expect them to be.
B. Volcanoes are always growing.
C. Volcanoes are active from time to time.
D. New volcanoes are active for only ten years.
Everyone has got two personalities—the one that is shown to the world and the other that is secret and real. You don't show your secret personality when you're awake because you can control your behavior, but when you're asleep, your sleeping position shows the real you. In a normal night, of course, people frequently change their position. The important position is the one that you go to sleep in.
If you go to sleep on your back, you're a very open person. You normally trust people and you are easily influenced by fashion or new ideas. You don't like to upset people, so you never express your real feelings. You're quite shy and you aren't very confident.
If you sleep on your stomach, you are a rather secretive(不坦率的) person. You worry a lot and you're always easily upset. You're very stubborn(顽固的), but you aren't very ambitious. You're usually live for today not for tomorrow. This means that you enjoy having a good time.
If you sleep curled up (卷曲), you are probably a very nervous person. You have a low opinion of yourself and so you're often defensive. You're shy and you don't normally like meeting people. You prefer to be on your own. You're easily hurt.
If you sleep on your side, you have usually got a well-balanced personality. You know your strengths and weaknesses. You're usually careful. You have a confident personality. You sometimes feel anxious, but you don't often get depressed. You always say what you think even if it annoys people.
1.According to the writer, you naturally show your secret and real personality .
A. only in a normal night
B. only when you go to sleep
C. only when you refuse to show yourself to the word
D. only when you change sleeping position
2.Which is NOT mentioned in the second paragraph about a person's personality?
A. He or she is always open with others.
B. He or she always likes new ideas earlier than others.
C. He or she is always easily upset.
D. He or she tends to believe in others.
3.Point out which sentence is used to show the personality of a person who is used to sleeping on his or her stomach?
A. He or she is careful not to offend others.
B. He or she doesn't want to stick to his or her opinion.
C. He or she can't be successful in any business.
D. He or she likes to bring others happiness.
4.Which of the following may be the reason for you not to make friends with a person who sleeps curled up?
A. He or she would rather be alone than communicate with you.
B. He or she is rarely ready to help you.
C. He or she prefers staying at home to going out.
D. He or she wouldn't like to get help from you.
5.It appears that the writer tends to think highly of the person who sleeps on one side because .
A. he or she always shows sympathy for people
B. he or she is confident, but not stubborn
C. he or she has more strengths than weaknesses
D. he or she often considers annoying people
Experts say eating a range of fruit and vegetables is best, as part of a balanced diet, to protect against illness.
Research suggests eating at least seven portions(一份) of fruit and vegetables a day is more effective at preventing disease than the government's current five-a-day recommendation.
Is five a day enough?
Yes—but people should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, the government says. The advice is based on World Health Organization guidelines, which are 25 years old.
Experts say eating five portions a day is enough to get the protective benefits of fruit and vegetables although eating more may be additionally beneficial.
What counts as a portion?
Fruit juice counts towards one portion of the recommended five portions per day.
For an adult, a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables should be eaten every day, or five portions of 80g.
The amount is different for children, based on activity levels and age, but a rough guide is that one portion should fit in the palm(手掌) of their hand.
Fruit and vegetables do not have to be eaten on their own and can be cooked in dishes such as soups and other meals.
Experts suggest that only taking in enough nutrition can we be healthy. That is to say, we must eat enough fruit and vegetables every day.
1.What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Fruit and vegetables are of benefit to us.
B. How much fruit and vegetables we should eat to keep healthy.
C. How much we should eat varies from adults and children.
D. What counts as a portion of fruit and vegetables.
2.What does the underlined word "minimum" in the sixth paragraph most probably mean?
A. 最大量 B. 最小量
C. 限制量 D. 规定量
3.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Eating five portions a day is not enough to get the protective benefits of fruit and vegetables.
B. Fruit and vegetables must be eaten on their own.
C. World Health Organization has a history of at least 25 years.
D. Every person needs the same amount of fruit and vegetables,no matter who they are.
4.What can we infer from the passage?
A. Eating seven portions of fruit and vegetables daily is as beneficial to you as eating five portions.
B. The more we eat, the healthier we will be.
C. The amounts of fruit and vegetables we need vary from children to adults.
D. If you eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, you will keep your disease away forever.
5.Where can we most probably find this passage?
A. A science magazine. B. A travel journal.
C. A daily newspaper. D. A textbook.
A first-grade student whose best friend is suffering from cancer decided that hours of playing and telling jokes was not enough—he wanted to show his buddy just how he understood the tough time he was going through.
Five-year-old Vincent Butterfield decided the only way was to shave his head in support of his best friend Zac Gossage who lost his hair through chemotherapy(化疗).
Zac was diagnosed(诊断) last June with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (急性淋巴细胞白血病). He is being treated but still goes to Union Central Elementary in Missouri every day—because that's where he gets to play with Vincent.
When the little boy was asked why he shaved his hair off, he told KSDK: "To make Zac feel like he's not the only one without any hair."
Vincent has also been learning about cancer and raising money for his best friend after learning how expensive his chemotherapy treatments are.
He made more than 20 scarves and sold them, raising more than $200 to give to Zac.
The little boy's mom Karen Butterfield told KSDK," We had been making these scarves and he just kind of said it would be cool if we could make a whole bunch of these and sell them."
When asked what friendship was, Vincent looked at his friend Zac and responded: "It's a beautiful thing."
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a fast-growing cancer of the white blood cells. The cancer, which attacks the blood and bone marrow (骨髓), is most common in children aged two to five years old and has optimistic survival rates.
1.What's the main idea of the passage?
A. What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
B. A boy shaved his head in support of his best friend who suffered from cancer.
C. How expensive the chemotherapy treatments are!
D. A boy liked to sell scarves.
2.The underlined word"buddy"could be replaced by .
A. friend B. parents
C. teacher D. brother
3.What's the best way to support his friend in Vincent Butterfield's opinion?
A. Playing and telling jokes.
B. Shaving his head.
C. Learning about cancer.
D. Raising money for his best friend.
4.Vincent Butterfield did these things for his friend EXCEPT .
A. learning about cancer B. raising money
C. making and selling scarves D. diagnosing
5.Which statement is Not True according to the passage?
A. Survival rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia are low in children aged two to five years old.
B. Zac still goes to Union Central Elementary in Missouri every day during the treatment.
C. Chemotherapy treatments are expensive.
D. Vincent thinks highly of their friendship.
It is said that there are about 40,000 different kinds of jobs in the world. 1.
"Finding a job" is not the same as "choosing a job". Many young people end up in a job which they are not suitable for. 2. Here are a few steps to help you think about jobs which you might enjoy doing after school or university.
First, it is important to realize what kind of person you are, which special qualities make you different from everyone else and what you are interested in. 3. If you like art and enjoy looking at pictures, that is an interest. But if you can draw a horse that looks like a horse instead of a big dog, that is a skill.
Then ask yourself this question: In the following three areas—skills with people, skills with information and skills with things—which are your best skills?
After examining your skills, the next step is research. To find out as many different kinds of jobs as possible, go to the library and read books, magazines and newspapers. 4.
Finally, trust your own ideas and your own thinking! 5.
A. It is your own life, so find something that you enjoy doing.
B. Choosing the right one itself is a difficult job.
C. We must know what our ideal jobs are.
D. There is a difference between an interest and a skill.
E. Ask your friends about the work they do.
F. "Chance" may play a more important part than "decision".
G. Your parents may also give you some useful advice.
I'm a resident of the city. I feel there are many problems existed in the trade of taxis in our city. First of all, there aren't enough stops in the streets. And taxis often run very fast, which caused many traffic accidents. Additional, some taxi drivers refuse to pick some passengers without any reason. Another terrible thing is that deeply at night taxis waiting around entertainment places make too much noise. A friend of mine living in another city once visited to me, and she told me a taxi driver once cheated her by taking a roundabout route. How will a guest think of our city after such bad experience? I think we must take actions to tighten control over the taxi trade. The last thing to do is raise the taxi drivers' professional morality.