第一部分：阅读理解（共 12 小题，每小题 3 分，满分 36 分） 第一节：阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项中，选出最佳选项。 A It was the end of my first day as a waitress in a busy New York restaurant. My cap had gone away, and my feet hurt. The loa
ded plates I carried seemed to be heavier and heavier. Tired and discouraged, I didn’t seem able to do anything right. As I made out a check for a family with several children who had changed their ice-cream order a dozen times, I was ready to stop. Then the father smiled at me as he handed me my tip. “Well done,” he said, “you’ve looked after us really well.” Suddenly my tiredness disappeared. I smiled back, and later, when the manager asked me how I’d like my first day, I said, “Fine!” Those few words of praise had changed everything. Praise is to human spirit what sunlight is to the plant. We cannot flower and grow without it. And yet, while most of us are only too ready to apply to others the cold criticism, we are unwilling to give out fellows the warm sunshine of praise. Why—when one word of praise can bring such pleasure. It’s strange how chary we are about praising. Perhaps it’s because few of us know how to accept it. It’s especially rewarding to give praise in areas in which effort generally goes unnoticed or unmentioned. An artist gets complimented(admired) for a glorious picture, a cook for a perfect meal. Do you, however, ever tell your laundry manager how pleased you are when the shirts are done just right? In fact, to give praise costs the giver nothing but a moment’s thought and a moment’s effort. 1. Which of the following can’t describe the writer’s situation before she got her tip? A. She was tired C. She was sorry B. She was busy D. She was confident
2. The underlined sentence in the second paragraph most probably means_________.
A. praise is very important in our life B. sunlight is very important to the plant C. praise plays the same role as sunlight D. sunlight is very important to human spirit. 3. The underlined word “chary” in Paragraph 2 means A．cautious D．greedy 4. What is the best title of the passage? A. Can You Praise Others? Others? C. Be Generous to Give Others Praise! Others! B Typing Success in 20 Minutes a Day ---Teaching Your K-12 Students to Type in 20 Minutes a Day Typing is fast becoming an important skill in our world. Making this skill available to your students is very important. Just 20 minutes of the following activities per day will give your students the finger strength and keyboard knowledge they need to be ready to include typing in their learning programs. Step 1 Knitting (编织): You can try various styles until you find the one that best suits your students’ abilities. Finger knitting is a great way to start! It helps students focus on finger strength. Knitting with needles is a little more challenging but will suit some older students. The more practice the fingers get the stronger they will become. Step 2 Key board games: It helps your students become familiar with the keyboard. Students as young as four years old can practice finger placement, letter sounds and names using the keyboard of computers. Step 3 Clay modeling: Many children develop the ability to be quick and skilful with their hands through creating clay models. The creative nature of this activity D. Don’t Criticize B. Why do You Criticize B．careful _____________. C．unwilling
keeps children engaged for long periods of time. It helps keep fingers strong and supple. Step 4 Lego (拼装玩具) building: Little fingers become strong when children pull apart little Lego time and time again. Because of the fun nature of this activity , it helps build and does a lot to reinforce the ability to arrange things into an order — another important aspect in typing. Choose an age-appropriate, interactive and engaging typing program. All students are different and with firm finger skills typing can be easily learned in 20 minutes a day with the use of a mixture of these different approaches. 5. All the following steps can make one’s fingers stronger EXCEPT ____. A. Step4 Step1 6. The underlined word “it” in Step 4 refers to ____. A. little Lego B. the fun nature C. the strength of fingers D. Lego building 7. What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A. Activities listed in the text suit students of all ages. B. Different students have different results after following the activities listed. C. Only one activity can be used in a typing program for specific students. D. Firm finger skills are important for learning to type. 第二节：根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为 多余选项。 It is important that you develop an effective method of learning and reviewing information that allows you to truly understand it. By acknowledging the following factors, you can develop the skills needed to absorb and apply information in class. 8 Many students have a difficult time keeping up with their studies, only because they feel uncomfortable when they sit down to begin them. In order to have an encouraging and fruitful experience when studying, you must be in an environment that B. Step3 C. Step2 D.
allows for full concentration. Develop a calm attitude. 9 Beating yourself up(责备你自己) will do no good. Try
to open your mind as much as possible by putting other things aside and dispelling(驱 散)frustration. Take good notes and pay attention in class. Class time is when much of learning takes place. 10 Paying attention in class familiarizes you with the materials, and taking notes firms it up until further studying solidifies it. Work with others. while distractions are bad in a study environment, studying in a group or pair can be very useful, as long as everyone involved is focused on studying. 11 This is especially useful when the teacher with the necessary information is not available. Developing study skills in high school is a wise mode of preparation for university and for the real world. As you move on through life, the study skills you’ve developed in high school will be useful to you. 12 A. Look for right materials. B. Create a proper study environment. C. Reading is a hard but necessary thing in our life. D. Study groups allow the student to learn from other students. E. Be calm and patient with yourself as you review the materials. F. So use the time you have now, in high school, to develop useful skills for the future. G. Pay attention during the class, and don’t expect to learn everything later on your own. 第二部分：完形填空（共 20 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） I was a single parent of four small children, working at a low-paid job. Money was always not enough, but we had a 13 over our heads, food on the table, 14 . Not knowing we were poor,
clothes on our backs, and if not a lot, always my kids just thought I was 15
. I’ve always been glad about that.
It was Christmas time, and although there wasn’t
for a lot of gifts, 17 for the kids
we planned to celebrate with a family party. But the big was the fun of Christmas 18 . 19
They planned weeks ahead of time, asking Fortunately , I had saved $120 for The big 21 20
what they wanted for Christmas.
to share by all five of us. 22 them
arrived. I gave each kid a twenty-dollar bill and
to look for gifts of about four dollars each. Then everyone scattered(散开). We had two hours to shop; then we would 23 back at the “Santa’s Workshop”. 24 my younger
Driving home, everyone was in high Christmas spirits, daughter, Ginger, who was unusually 25
. She had only one small, flat bag with
a few candies — fifty-cent candies! I was so angry, but I didn’t say anything 26 we got home. I called her into my bedroom and closed the door,
27 to be angry again. This is what she told me. “I was looking 28 , thinking of what to buy, and I 29 to read the
little cards on the ‘Giving Trees.’ One was for a little girl, four years old, and all she and 31 30 for Christmas was a doll. So I took the card off the tree
the doll for her. We have so much and she doesn’t have anything.” 32 as I did that day. B．hat D．star B．less D．more B．serious C．strict
I never felt so 13. A．roof C．sky 14. A．little C．enough 15. A．busy D．kind 16. A．effort C．time 17. A．improvement D．excitement 18. A．shopping C．parties
B．room D．money B．problem C．surprise
19. A．the other one 20. A．toys C．presents 21. A．day C．cheque 22. A．forced C．invited 23.A．draw C．move 24.A．including C．except 25.A．quiet D．ashamed 26.A．since C．while 27.A．waiting C．hoping 28.A．out C．forward 29.A．forgot D．hated 30.A．wanted C．got 31.A．made 32.A．angry D．until D．meet D．tree D．every other one
B．clothes D．bills B．chance
B．reminded D．begged B．stay
B．besides D．regarding B．excited C．happy
B．ready D．afraid B．over D．around B．stopped C．failed
B．did D．played B．searched B．rich C．bought C．patient D．fetched D．bitter
第三部分：语篇填空（共 10 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） I was in the ninth year when I began to suffer depression. My parents noticed but felt that since I’d always been 33 good child, this was temporary.
34 (luck), it was not to be. I didn’t have many friends. Hardly could I share my problems. Deep worry began to destroy my 35 (confident). Finally I refused to attend classes, 36 (shut)myself in my room for hours.
The examinations were approaching, but I simply didn’t care. My parents and teachers were surprised 37 my bad performance. One morning, after a particularly 38 (depress). Then, as the
severe lecture from Dad, I stood at the school gate,
other students marched to their classrooms, our headmaster called me. The next forty-five minutes was one of the 39 (precious) moments of my life. She said she 40 (notice)a big change in me and wondered why. At first, she took my hands in 41
(she)and listened patiently as I mentioned my worries. Then she hugged me as I wept. Months of frustration and loneliness disappeared in her motherly hug. No one had tried to understand what the real problem was except the headmaster, 42 helped me out simply by listening and hugging. 第四部分：短文改错（共 10 小题，每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） I've received your E-mail. Don't worried about me. I'm getting on well with my research work in the lab. But in my surprise you say you will give up learn English. The reason is because you have not done well in it recently and you have lost interest. I'm afraid that I can't agree with you. I know it is not easy to learn English, and English is widely used in the world today and it will be important tool in our future work. Beside, it is becoming more and more important in our daily life. I am sure that if you study hardly, you will be succeed . I'm looking forward to hearing a good news from you!