完形填空： One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town claiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered, and they all wa
s perfect. Suddenly, an old man appeared and said, "Why, your heart is not 2 as beautiful as 3 . It had 1 his heart for it
mine!" The crowd and the young man looked at the old man's heart. It was full of places where pieces had been 4 and other pieces put in, but they didn't 6 . 5
In fact, in some places whole pieces were
The young man laughed, "Compared with your heart, mine is perfect and yours is a scar(伤疤) represents a person to whom I have given my and give it to them, 9 8
"Yes!" said the old man, "Yours looks perfect but I would never exchange with you. You see, every . I tear out a piece of my heart 10
often they give me a piece of their heart that fits into the 11
place in my heart. So the scars have me remember the love we pieces of my heart away, and the other person hasn't These are the empty 13 So now do you see what true He 17 15 is?" 16 12
. Sometimes I have given
a piece of his or her heart to me. 14 , they stay open.
— giving love is taking a chance. Although
The young man walked up to the old man,
his perfect heart, and tore a piece out. 18 , then took a piece from his
it to the old man. The old man placed it in his
old scarred heart and placed it in the young man's heart. The young man looked at his heart, not perfect his. How sad it must be to go through life with a whole untouched heart! 19 but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man's heart 20 into
1. A. appreciated 2. A. nearly 3. A. items 4. A. formed 5. A. feel 6. A. amazing 7. A. joke 8. A. opinion 9. A. so 10. A. perfect 11. A. wanted 12. A. lent
B. disliked B. hardly B. scars B. added B. fit B. willing B. trap B. power B. but B. empty B. spent B. returned
C. hated C. honestly C. details C. designed C. sink C. missing C. success C. vote C. or C. entire C. shared C. expressed
D. broke D. widely D. tips D. removed D. calm D. boiling D. goal D. love D. and D. equal D. ignored D. left
13. A. holes 14. A. hopeful 15. A. beauty
16. A. went through
B. boxes B. grateful B. anger B. reached into B. packed B. heart B. once B. bent
C. rooms C. painful C. mercy C. gave up C. rewarded C. bag C. anymore C. escaped
D. seats D. peaceful D. surprise D. D. offered D. mind D. apart D. burst watched
over 17. A. employed 18. A. pocket 19. A. over 20. A. flowed 阅读理解： Like many other places in the world, recently, Indiana education officials decided that the schools of the state will not be required to teach handwriting skills to students any longer. Instead, they will focus their energies on teaching students how to type. Is handwriting still an important skill? An online survey received some surprising responses. Handwriting is not necessary. Students only need to know how to read it, and the only time that they must write something is to make a signature. Why stress them more than they need to be stressed? We already put so much pressure on them to perform on state tests. —Rita Children don’t write letters now. They send e-mails or text messages. A lot of those old ways are going away. How many bills do you pay by writing a check anymore? —Brown Although my son is not comfortable with writing, I bought a workbook for him to practice his handwriting. Can you imagine being an adult and not being able to sign a document? — Susan What a shame! I guess one day it will be a lost art, because handwriting is that personal and beautiful. It has personality. —Anna The school where I worked dropped handwriting several years ago. Unless the students have computers in class, they will not be able to take notes at high speed. I have to speak very slowly and stop after a sentence or two because many students write very slowly. —Helen The same thing happened here in Tennessee this past year. I think it’s a shame. I just received a handwritten letter from my stepmother and it meant that she spent time sitting and writing. Such a letter brought me a good feeling. —Kathy Children should still learn writing, for the sake of having a skill that all people can communicate with. I certainly appreciate a handwritten note of thanks or news from my children and grandchildren. —Ruth 25. What both Rita and Brown have in common is that they believe A. It’s difficult for students to learn writing C. Handwriting has caused many problems .
B. In many cases, handwriting is useless. D. Students show no interest in handwriting
26. Which of the following is TRUE? A. It’s of no use for students to learn writing at school. B. Susan values her son’s handwriting very much. C. Handwriting has already become a lost art. D. Kathy doesn’t like the typed letters from others. 27. In Kathy’s opinion, in a way, handwriting A. could work as a feeling connection C. was completely dropped in Tennessee 28. What can we learn from the passage? A. Typing had already replaced handwriting worldwide. B. Susan’s son cannot write his own name by hand. C. Ruth enjoys writing to her children and grandchildren. D. Handwriting can make one different from others. 7 选 5 任务型阅读： 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。 Food is life; it gives us the nourishment(营养)we need to stay alive and be healthy. 36 . B. was her stepmother’s favorite D. brought much fun to her family
Britain Wansink, a professor at the University of Illinois, says we also eat certain foods because they make us feel good, and reminds us of happy memories. Wansink calls this kind of food comfort. For some people, ice cream is a comfort food; for others, a bowl of noodles soup makes them feel good. 37 Professor Wansink believes that we connect food with important times, feelings, 38
and people in our lives, “When I was a child, my mother made a delicious soup; I love it. And it helps me feel better,” says one of Wansink’s coworkers.
Do men and women choose different comfort foods? Wansink’s research at the University of Illinois says “yes”. In his study, the favorite comfort food for both men and women was ice cream. After this, men usually preferred hot, savory(美味的) foods like soup or noodles. 39 Men
and women like to eat comfort foods when they are happy, but women eat these foods more when they are sad or worried. 40 About 40 percent of the comfort foods in Wansink’s study were healthy main
dishes or soups and vegetables. It shows, says Wansink, that a comfort food can taste good and be good for you. A. Where can we buy this sort of food? B. Sweet foods are also their preference. C. How dose a food become comfort food? D. Usually, we eat because we are hungry or need energy.
E. Women liked sweet things such as chocolate and cookies. F. Now, I often have this kind of food when I am tired or worried. G. Not all comfort food is junk food. 语法填空： 在空白处填入适当的内容(1 个单词)或括号内单词(少于 3 个单词)的正确形式。 The adobe dwellings( 土 坯房 )___1___(build) by the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest are admired by even ___2___ most modern of architects and engineers. In addition to their simple beauty, what makes the adobe dwellings admirable ( 值得赞扬的） is their __3___(able) to“air condition” a house without ___4__(use) exectic equipment(电器设备).Walls made of adobe take in the heat from the sun on hot days and give out that heat__5___(slow) during cool nights，thus warming the house. When a new day breaks, the walls have given up their heat and are now cold enough __6 _ (cool) the house during the hot day: __7__ the same time, they warm up again for the night This cycle __8 __ (go) day after day: The walls warm up during the day and cool off during the night and thus always a timely offset(抵消) for the outside temperatures. As __9__ (nature) architects, the Pueblo Indians figured out exactly__10__thick the adobe walls needed to be to make the cycle work on most days. 1._______ 6.________ 2.________ 7.________ 3.________ 8.________ 4.________ 9.________ 5._______ 10.______
短文改错（满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文， 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。 文中共 有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（ ） ，并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉。 修改：在错的词下面画一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。 When I was at middle school, I have a nice classmate, that was the first foreigner I had ever
met. She was friendly and pretty. She was good in three languages, although he was born in C h i n a .
It was interested that her father was a Frenchman while her mother came from England. All of
them were teaching at a university at that time. She was crazy collecting stamps, listening to pop
music, as well as playing the football. Her dream was to be an engineer, so she usually studied
harder to achieve it. She often told funny stories in English to make us laughing. We all liked her.