Henry was a middle school student.It was Saturday.There were ________(1) classes that afternoon, so he went to a shop near his home.The shop sold many jackets.He looked ________(2) them and at last chose a very nice one.He ________(3) it on and then told the shopkeeper to put it into a ________(4)．
At that time his friend Bruce came into the shop.They hadn't seen each other for a long time.They were so ________(5) to meet again that they forgot everything.Soon they were busy ________(6) happily.
It was nearly six o'clock，________(7) they decided to leave the shop and have dinner together.Henry picked up his bag and walked towards the door with Bruce.The shopkeeper stopped them and asked Henry ________(8) the jacket.Henry was ________(9) at first，but soon he remembered that he didn't pay for the jacket.He said sorry and ________(10) the money to the shopkeeper and then left the shop with his friend.
1．A.many B．any C．none D．no
2．A.up B．for C．after D．at
3．A.looked B．tried C．got D．turned
4．A.bag B．cup C．car D．pocket
5．A.worried B．interested C．angry D．excited
6．A.talk B．talking C．talked D．to talk
7．A.though B．so C．because D．but
8．A.pay for B．to pay for
C．paying for D．pays for
9．A.amazed B．amazing C．amazes D．amaze
10．A.give B．gives C．gave D．to give
When I was a child, my father had to do three jobs for a family of seven. Every time I saw him come back late, looking tired, I promised myself that some day I would show my 1 to my father for what he had done.
Over the next twenty years, my father worked hard to 2 our big family and suffered (遭受) a lot from a heart problem. One morning, my father's old car 3 and he asked me to pick him up after his medical examination. He had 4 refused when I offered to replace his old car. He said that he did not want something that he was unable to pay himself.
As he stepped out of the doctor's office, he looked unusually 5 . We drove in silence and he made me promise to keep the medical report as a 6 . I did this with a heavy heart.
At that time, I was 7 a new car. I asked my father to go with me to pick one out. 8 I started talking with the salesman, I noticed my father admiring a brown car. I 9 chose a white car. My father took one final look at the brown car and seemed kind of 10 before leaving I heard him muttering (嘀咕) to himself, "Really like that car. Wish I could 11 _ it
Several days later, I asked my father if he could go with me to pick up 12 new car. As we arrived, the salesman 13 him a key to his new car - the brown one - and explained that it was for him, 14 me. My father looked at me in great 15 . I explained it was my childhood promise and smiled at this man, who had given up everything for his family.
1. A. thanks B. dreams C. talents D. regrets
2. A. build B. save C. protect D. support
3. A. set off B. came back C. broke down D. went by
4. A. strongly B. rudely C. shyly D. happily
5. A. angry B. moved C. serious D. friendly
6. A. fact B. secret C. decision D. suggestion
7. A. testing B. designing C. checking D. expecting
8. A. Unless B. When C. Since D. Because
9. A. finally B. suddenly C. simply D. immediately
10. A. worried B. pleased C. sorry D. proud
11. A. borrow B. afford C. collect D. choose
12. A. my B. your C. his D. her
13. A. returned B. showed C. handed D. posted
14. A. to B. from C. with D. for
15. A. fun B. pain C. trouble D. surprise
“I’ve been writing a book, John. Do you think anyone would be interested in 1_ it?” said the old lady.
John took over the papers from her shaking hand and seated her in a chair. He remembered her rich 2 in the early days of the Old West. He looked through the papers. “It’s good, Grandma,” he said gently. Then realizing that she 3 hear him, he shouted into her ears, “I think it’s very good. I’ll send it to a publisher(出版商).”
Ten days later, he reported that the publisher had read a few 4 . He agreed to publish it, and he had sent $ 100 for the copyright. 5 money would be given as an advance (预先). Every month John brought her $100 with a letter from the publisher telling about the progress of the book.
One morning, three months after her 100th birthday, Grandma didn’t get up. The doctor told her that she couldn’t 6 more than a few days. She was ready to go, but she first wanted her book to be in print. John promised that she could get it very soon.
Grandma held on until the day the book came into her hands . She proudly touched her book with her fingers, tears in her eyes. Two hours later, she died peacefully, 7
holding her book.
Her granddaughter took up the book and 8 it. “Why, it’s just blank(空白) pages!” she cried in surprise. John’s face turned 9 . Then the girl understood. There never was a book. It was John 10 , who couldn’t take away her grandmother’s only hope, had written the letters and sold his car to pay the advance.
1. A. borrowing B. publishing C. reading D. lending
2. A. advice B. experiences C. thoughts D. family
3. A. couldn’t B. needn’t C. mustn’t D. wouldn’t
4. A. words B. letters C. pages D. books
5. A. Some B. Much C. Enough D. More
6. A. die B. stop C. last D. remain
7. A. still B. yet C. always D. then
8. A. closed B. opened C. turned on D. turned off
9. A. white B. red C. grey D. yellow
10. A. herself B. himself C. him D. her
Mr Miller owned a big shop in the main street of a small town. He sold jewelry(珠宝), watches, clocks and some __1___ things. Everything went __2____ and he made lots of money. But last month, some thieves __3_____ into his shop at night and took lots of jewelry away. What’s worse, this happened twice in one month, and the police were looking __4____ the thieves. Mr Miller was very ___5____. He did what he could to help the police ____6_____ the thieves as quickly as possible. He bought a camera ___7___ cost him $12,000. He put it on the wall __8___ it would picture the thieves if they came again. He also put some ___9____ jewelry in the front of the camera.
After ___10____ days, the thieves did come. This time they didn’t take any of the cheap jewelry. They took the camera!
（ ）1. A. other B. the other C. others D. another
（ ）2. A. good B. better C. well D. nice
（ ）3. A. break B. beaked C. broken D. broke
（ ）4. A. at B. for C. up D. out
（ ）5. A. happy B. excited C. angry D. pleased
（ ）6. A. catch B. catches C. caught D. catching
（ ）7. A. who B. what C. whom D. which
（ ）8. A. so that B. in order to C. such that D. as that
（ ）9. A. old B. new C. cheap D. expensive
（ ）10. A. a little B. a few C. little D. few
Denny Crook was a famous photographer(摄影师). He traveled all over the world, taking pictures for magazines and newspapers, and won many prizes.
“I’ll do anything to get a good photo,” he often said. “I’ll go anywhere at any time, even if it is
And he told the 2 .He had photos of earthquakes, forest fires, floods and even wars. If something interesting happened, Denny went to photo it.
He was a married man and his wife often asked him to take her with him, but he always 3 . “I’ll travel for my work, not for 4 ,” he told her. “You won’t enjoy yourself, and I won’t have 5 to look after you. Sometimes there’s not even anywhere to 6 ,and I have to sleep outside. I often don’t have a good 7 or a bath for days. You won’t like it.”
“Denny, I’m not a child,” his wife didn’t 8 . “I can look after myself. Please take me with you the next time you go overseas.”
Denny did not say anything, but he 9 about it, and when he was asked to go to Africa he said to his wife,” You can come to Africa with me if you want to. I’ve got to take photos of wild 10 there. It should be interesting and not too uncomfortable.”
His wife was very 11 ,and at first she had a very enjoyable time.
Then Denny went off to 12 some lions to photo. His wife went with him, but before long they became separated(分开).She walked down one path while he walked down the other.
Suddenly, Denny heard her 13 .He ran back and saw her running toward him. A huge lion was chasing her.
Quickly Denny took his camera out of its case and 14 it at his wife and the lion.
Then he shouted, “ 15 ,woman !I can’t get you both in the picture!”
1. A. dangerous B. natural C. convenient D. impossible
2. A. lie B. reason C. news D. truth
3. A. allowed B. refused C. failed D. joked
4. A. wealth B. prize C. pleasure D. luck
5. A. money B. time C. interest D. ability
6. A. meet B. work C. shop D. stay
7. A. meal B. picnic C. room D. party
8. A. agree B. understand C. replay D. complain
9. A. worried B. forgot C. asked D. thought
10. A. land B. flowers C. animals D. people
11. A. exciting B. excited C. surprised D. surprising
12. A. find B. feed C. drive D. shoot
13. A. singing B. crying C. laughing D. cheering
14. A. threw B. fired C. showed D. pointed
15. A. Hurry up B. Look out C. Slow down D. Go ahead
Many parents want their children to be famous one day. But do children have the same___1__?
A new__2__—Hi, Ke'ai is on at Beijing Children's Art Theatre. It tells the story of a boy called Ke'ai. His parents would like him to become a painter or a __3__one day. They teach him to __4__and to play the violin, but Ke'ai doesn't enjoy these activities. Then one day Ke'ai's parents see Liu Xiang win a gold__5__ at the Athens Olympic Games, and they want him to be a sportsman.
"__6__do they want me to be someone else?" Ke'ai asks and says, "I only want to be___7__."
The play shows us that it is good for parents to learn to __8___their children. It helps parents to think about what kids want to do.
Young audiences(观众)enjoy the story, and also the___9___in the play. There are two songs in the play. One of them, "Ke'ai's Song" is very _10___to learn, so the audiences can sing the song on their way home after the play!
( )1. A．jobs B．dreams C．habits D．hobbies
( )2. A．song B．film C．play D．opera
( )3.A. writer B．teacher C．sportsman D．musician
( ) 4. A．paint B．write C．run D．drive
( )5. A．match B．ring C．medal D．race
( ) 6. A．How B．Why C．When D．Where
( ) 7. A．myself B．different C．alone D．great
( ) 8. A．encourage B．understand C．criticize D．inspire
( ) 9. A．light B．clothes C．skill D．music
( ) 10. A．easy B．difficult C．important D．necessary
Whenever my child caused me to change my schedule, I thought to myself, “We don’t have time for this.” Therefore, the two words I most commonly spoke to my child were: “Hurry up”. But my promise to 19119 was made almost three years ago, and I began my journey to grasp what 19219 in life.
My younger daughter is my living reminder of why I must keep trying to slow down.
The two of us had taken a bike ride to the 3 . After buying an ice cream for my daughter, she sat down at a table 19419 admiring it she held in her hand. Suddenly a look of worry came across her face. “Do I have to rush, Mama? ”
I could have 5 . Perhaps the pains of a 6 life don’t ever completely disappear, I thought sadly. As my child looked up at me waiting to know 7 she could take her time, I
knew I had a choice. I could sit there in sorrow thinking about the number of times when I rushed my child through life…or I could 8 the fact that today I’m trying to do things 9 . I chose to live in today.
“You don’t have to rush,” I said 10 . Her whole face immediately brightened and her shoulders relaxed. And so we sat side-by-side talking. There were even moments when we sat in 191119 just smiling at each other.
When she got to the last bite, she held out a spoonful of ice crystals and sweet juice for me. “I 12 the last bite for you, Mama,” my daughter said 13 . I realized I just got the deal of a lifetime. I gave my child a little time… and 14 , she gave me her last bite and reminded me that things taste sweeter and love comes 15 when you stop rushing through life.
1. A. speed up B. slow down C. give up D. keep on
2. A. gives B. wins C. loses D. matters
3. A. church B. park C. supermarket D. hospital
4. A. sadly B. carelessly C. politely D. happily
5. A. cried B. hated C. wondered D. burst
6. A. difficult B. worried C. hurried D. terrified
7. A. when B. if C. how D. what
8. A. admit B. excuse C. admire D. celebrate
9. A. differently B. similarly C. sadly D. gradually
10. A. angrily B. fluently C. gently D. wisely
11. A. trouble B. pride C. advance D. silence
12. A. saved B. threw C. got D. bought
13. A. loudly B. rudely C. proudly D. slowlyx
14. A. in turn B. in return C. in charge D. in control
15. A. harder B. better C. worse D . easier
One day I was watching a movie at home and tears dropped from my eyes as I saw a touching scene. My three-year-old son came to me and asked me why I was crying. I 1silence as I couldn’t explain to him it was just an emotional thing. To my surprise, he 2 my face with his little hands and said, “Dear mom, stop crying! You see, 3 will be fine. You’re my good girl. So just get up and let’s get ready for school.” On hearing him say this to me, I could not help 4 . It was so funny for a child to say so. Later I 5 that he had repeated almost the 6 thing that I told him when he was crying. The first time a child begins to speak, he tries to 7 what his parents have been telling him for a long time. Usually parents 8 with the words “Mama”, “Papa” and so on. But as the child continues learning and possibly starts speaking on his own without being 9 , we as parents always 10 that the child is still being guided by us. The only 11 is that we’re now teaching the child in a more passive way than before. We always use words that we don’t want our child to say, and when he says those words, we 12 where he has learned the words from 13 only. Instead, we start to put the blame on either his friends or somebody who has talked to him when we’re not present.
So if you want your child to have prefect 14 , you’ll have to set a good example to him. And if you can’t do that, you’ll have no right to 15 your child to behave properly and politely. After all, the parents’ words and behavior have a great influence on their child.
( ) 1. A. took B. made C. set D. kept
( ) 2. A. touched B. hit C. smelled D. watched
( ) 3. A. something B. everything C. nothing D. anything
( ) 4. A. singing B. shouting C. laughing D. crying
( ) 5. A. suggested B. thought C. realized D. believed
( ) 6. A. strange B. bad C. same D. exciting
( ) 7. A. ask B. copy C. make D. decide
( ) 8. A. start B. deal C. end D. live
( ) 9.A.taught B. watched C. given D. advised
( )10. A. consider B. knew C. remember D. forget
( )11. A. prize B. way C. activity D difference
( )12. A. wonder B. doubt C. believe D. suppose
( )13. A. himself B. his teachers C. his friends D. us
( )14. A. education B. life C. behavior D. health
( )15. A. expect B. find C. give D. let
“My wallet! Where is it?” These were my first words when I found out my wallet was lost. I searched my memory for a few good seconds, and then 1 that I had left my precious wallet in the library. To be exact, it was in public toilet of the library!
2 the library was then closed, I had to wait until the next morning to begin my 3 . When I got there early the next day, all I found was a 4 bathroom.
At that time, all I could 5 was that the person who cleaned the restroom had 6 my wallet. So I politely approached an old lady at the front desk. “Excuse me, is there a wallet found in the restroom yesterday?” She walked through a door and disappeared for a moment. Then she came back to the desk. “No,” she said. I quickly thanked her and walked off, 7 .
Finally, I painfully 8 the fact that my wallet had gone.
A week later, I received a mysterious 9 in the mail. Sure enough, it was my 10 ! And most surprisingly, 11 in it was missing! And there was a little yellow piece of paper folded up inside. I slowly unfolded it and a little medal of Christ fell off. The paper read like this:
Always 12 this medal with you, whatever your religion is, so the angel that was watching over you last week will always be close.
This person didn’t even leave a return 13 , so I couldn’t thank whoever it was.
From that day on, I promised myself to 14 this example when I was in a similar situation. I will make others as 15 as I was when I opened that package!
1.A. predicted B. realized C. explained D. imagined
2.A. Because B. Although C. Unless D. Even
3.A. work B. reading C. research D. search
4.A. crowded B. noisy C.clean D. deserted
5.A. run after B. hope for C. remember D. declare
6.A. hidden B. picked C. ignored D. found
7.A. surprised B. disappointed C. satisfied D. ashamed
8.A. accepted B. considered C. changed D. covered
9.A. present B. invitation C. notice D. package
10.A. wallet B. book C. reward D. treasure
11.A. something B. nothing C. everything D. anything
12.A. keep B. equip C. compare D. connect
13.A. reminder B. date C. message D. address
14.A. set B. follow C. give D. take
15.A.annoyed B. puzzled C. crazy D. happy
About ten years ago when I was a student at college, I spent my summer holidays 1 at a museum. 2 was hard for me then. Dad had lost his job and Mum was sick 3 . I was 4 if I would be able to go on with my study the next term.
One day while I was working, I saw an old man come in with a little girl 5 a wheelchair(轮椅). As I looked 6 at this girl, I found that she had no arms 7 legs. She was wearing a little white dress and she 8 had a hat on.
As the old man pushed the wheelchair up to me, I was busy with my work. I 9 my head toward the girl and gave her a wink(眨眼). When I took the money from her grandfather, I looked back at the girl, 10 was giving me the prettiest, largest smile I have 11 seen. Suddenly her handicap(生理缺陷) 12 and all I saw was this beautiful girl, whose smile almost gave me a better understanding of what life is all about. She 13 me from a poor, unhappy college student and brought me into her 14 of smiles, love and warmth.
I’m now a successful business and 15 I get down and think about the trouble of the world, I think about that little girl and the unforgettable lesson about life that she taught me.
1.A.to work B. worked C. work D. working
2.A.Work B. Life C. Business D. School
3.A.in the bed B. in a hospital C. in bed D. in the hospital
4.A. wondering B. guessing C. hoping D. checking
5.A. at B. for C. in D. with
6.A. longer B. nearer C. further D. closer
7.A. or B. and C. then D. so
8.A. too B. either C. as well D. also
9.A. held B. turned C. lifted D. gave
10.A.whose B. whom C. who D. that
11.A. ever B. never C. almost D. even
12.A. was driven B. was lost C. was gone D. was covered
13.A.saved B. took C. helped D. taught
14.A. place B. mind C. earth D. world
15.A. whatever B. whenever C. whoever D. however
Lang Lang is a world-class young pianist who grew up in Shenyang. He went to a piano school in Beijing when he was just eight. “You need fortune(运气), ” his father said. “But 1_____ you work hard, no fortune will come.”
What made him sad was that his piano teacher in Beijing didn’t like him. “You have no 2_____. You will never be a pianist.” As an eight-year-old boy, Lang Lang was badly 3_____. He decided that he didn’t want to be a pianist any more. For the next two weeks, he didn’t touch the piano. Wisely(明智的) his father didn’t 4_____, but wait.
Luckily the day came when his teacher asked him to play some holiday songs. He didn’t want to, but as he placed his fingers on the piano keys, he 5_____ he could show other people that he had ability to do it well. That day he told his father that he wanted to 6_____ with a new teacher. From that point on, everything turned around.
He started 7_____ competitions in the 1994 International Young Pianists Competition when it was announced that Lang Lang had won, he was too 8_____ to hold back his tears. Soon it was clear that he couldn’t stay in China forever—he had to play on the world’s big stages. In 1997 Lang Lang 9_____ again, this time to Philadelphia, US. There he spent two years practicing and by 1999 he had worked hard enough for fortune to take over. After his 10_____ performance at Chicago’s Raviniu Festival, gigs (演奏会) in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall started pouring in. Lang Lang finally worked to reach the place where fortune spots(找到) him, and lets him shine.
1. A. if B. unless C. when D. since
2. A. piano B. knowledge C. fortune D. talent
3. A. hurt B. ill C. broken D. scared
4. A. hear B. push C. eat D. sleep
5. A. realized B. explained C. forgot D. noticed
6. A. argue B. dance C. study D. interview
7. A. winning B. beating C. watching D. refusing
8. A. annoyed B mad C. tired D. excited
9. A. started B. left C. moved D. performed
10. A. helpful B. meaningful C. successful D. useful
Xiao Qiang, a 12-year-old Chinese boy, has too many activities. His father 1_ him away from school four afternoons a week and drives him across town to practice. “I do most of my 2 in the car when we are _ 3 to practice, and I have to do the rest（剩余的） when I get home. I am too tired, I just want to sleep.” he said.
“More and more kids become unhappy 4 they have too many activities to do.” Said Mr Wang, an expert(专家) of Children Development. 41% of the children aged 9-13 said they felt 5 most of the time, and more than 75% of them said that they wished they had more 6 to play.
“Over- scheduling(过量的课程安排) is a growing problem for Chinese families.” said Mr Wang. It is not good for both kids and their parents. More families eat dinner 7 or often eat fast food 8 their way to drawing or music lessons. We all know it is important for kids to learn how to relax. If they don’t learn that now, it will be more difficult to learn when they get 9 . Kids need time to relax. Parents should 10 about what is right for kids.
1. A. take B. takes C. took D. has taken
2. A. sports B. business C. homework D. housework
3. A. riding B. flying C. walking D. driving
4. A. but B. of C. because D. so
5. A. excited B. interestedC. worried D. dangerous
6. A. great time B. full time C. right time D. free time
7. A. slowly B. quickly C. quietly D. happily
8. A. on B. by C. in D. across
9. A. taller B. stronger C. older D. better
10. A. hear B. think C. look D. tell
My mother only had one eye. And because of this, I never wished her to show up in my school, being afraid that my classmates would 1 I had an ugly mother.
One day during primary school, I was terribly ill. My mother came.
“Your mom only has one eye?!” asked some of my classmates. I was so embarrassed（尴尬的）.
I wished my mother would just 2 from this world. “If you make me teased(嘲笑)，why don’t you just die?” I shouted at her, taking no notice of the sad look on her face. My mother just handed me some medicine and left without saying 3 .
At that time, I felt 4 to say what I always wanted to say, and I didn’t think I had hurt her feelings very much. That night I saw my mom 5 in her room, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me. Even so, I hated her tears from one eye. I made a 6 : I must study hard and leave my mother.
Years later my dream came true. I was quite successful and lived 7 . I never thought of going back to see my “ugly” mother 8 one day I got a letter, which said, “My son… I’m sorry I only have one eye. When you were little, you got into an accident and lost your eye. As a mom, I couldn’t 9 watching you live with only one eye. So I gave you mine. I was never
10 with you and I never regretted（后悔）what I did because I love you…”
I cried out aloud. Only then did I realize how beautiful my mother was!
( )1. A. run out B. put out C. come out D. find out
( )2. A. disappear B. change C. come D. go
( )3. A. everything B. something C. anything D. nothing
( )4. A. worried B. bad C. good D. annoyed
( )5. A. cooking B. working C. reading D. crying
( )6. A. decision B. difference C. suggestion D. mistake
( )7. A. luckily B. healthily C. busily D. happily
( )8. A. if B. unless C. until D. though
( )9. A. enjoy B. stand C. help D. stop
( )10. A. excited B. surprised C. angry D. proud
Mr Clarke works in a middle school . He likes reading and often 1 some books from the library . He keeps 2 to the radio every morning and reading 3 after supper . So he knows much and teaches well . His 4 worship （崇拜）him very much . Mike , Mr Clarke’s little son , is only nine . He 5 likes reading books . And he often asks his father some questions . Mr Clarke always thinks he’s too 6 to understand him and chooses 7 ones to answer . Of course the boy is not satisfied with （对…满意）it .
One day Mike read 8 about the electric lights （电灯）and was 9 it . When his father told him to do some housework , he went on thinking of it . He asked him 10 questions , and his father answered all . Then his father said proudly , “Fathers always know 11 than sons ! ”
The boy thought for a while and said , “ 12 !”
“Oh ? Why ? ”
Mike didn’t answer and asked , 13 , “Who invented the electric lights ? ”
“ 14 . ”answered Mr Clarke.
“Why didn’t his father invent them , then ? ”
Looking at his son , Mr Clarke didn’t know 15 to answer !
1. A. finds B. sells C. buys D. borrows
2. A. watching B. listening C. going D. touching
3. A. newspapers B. letters C. stories D. messages
4. A. teachers B. parents C. students D. classmates
5. A. also B. never C. even D. only
6. A. old B. young C. clever D. able
7. A. more difficult B. the most difficult
C. easy D. the easiest
8. A. everything B. nothing C. something D. anything
9. A. worried about B. interested in
C. afraid of D. angry with
10. A. few B. little C. a few D. a little
11. A. more B. most C. less D. least
12. A. So do I B. Neither am I
C. I agree D. I don’t think so
13. A. instead B. carefully C. quickly D. brightly
14. A. Thomas Brown B. Allan Smith
C. Thomas Edison D. Ron Jenkins
15. A. when B. what C. where D. which
Miss Richards was a teacher at a school for boys and girls. She 1 chemistry and physics from the lowest to the highest classes in the 2 . Sometimes the new classes 3 rapidly, but sometimes they were very 4 , and then Miss Richard's had to 5 things many times.
One year, the first class had been studying chemistry for several 6 when Miss Richards suddenly asked, "What is water? Who knows? 7 up?"
There was silence (沉默) for a few seconds, and Miss Richards felt saddened (难过), but then one boy 8 his hand.
"Yes, Dick?" said Miss Richards encouragingly (鼓励地). He was not one of the brightest children in the class, so she was 9 that he could answer.
"Water is a liquid which has no 10 until you wash your hands in it, Miss. Then it turns black," the boy replied with great confidence (信心).
1. A．teaches B．teaching C．taught D．teach
2. A．schooling B．school C．schools D．home
3. A．learned B．learning C．had been learned D．were learned
4. A．slow B．being slow C．slowly D．slowest
5. A．repeated B．repeating C．do D．repeat
6. A．years B．minutes C．weeks D．seconds
7. A．Put B．Hands C．Get D．Look
8. A．lows B．ride C．raised D．put
9. A．sad B．glad C．angry D．hungry
10. A．colour B．colourful C．colourless D．with colour
Last year my English class was ____1___for me. First of all, it wasn’t easy for me to understand the teacher when she ___2___to the class. To begin with, she spoke too quickly, and I couldn’t ___3___every word. Later on, I realized it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand every word, ___4___ I was afraid to speak in class because I thought my classmates might laugh ___5__me. I couldn’t always make complete sentences, either. Then I started to ___6___ English-language TV. It helped a lot. I think that doing lots of listening practice is one of the secrets of ___7___a good language learner. Another thing that I found very difficult was English ___8___. So I decided to take lots of grammar notes in every class.
( )1. A. lucky B. happy C. difficult D. great.
( )2. A. talked B. talk C. sing D. sang
( )3. A. think B. believe C. forget D. understand
( )4. A. either B. neither C. also D. too
( )5. A. to B. with C. at D. in
( )6. A. watched B. watch C. watches D. watching
( )7. A. making B. becoming C. changing D. turning
( )8. A. grammar B. words C. pronunciation D. tests
When Jack was very young, he 1 a lot of football and he was very 2 at it. But then he went and worked in a small town and there was no 3 for him there，so he stopped 4 ．
Then he began to get rather 5 ，so he thought，“I've stopped playing football，and now I 6 fat. 7 am I going to do?” He thought about it for 8 ，and then lie said to himself,“I know，I'll play tennis.”
He had a few lessons, and then played for a few months. He met a nice girl at the tennis club one day, and they played a game of tennis 9 another young man and woman. Jack played very badly and was very angry with himself.“I've never played as 10 as this before，”he said to the girl.
“Oh，”she said，“you've played before，haven't you?”
( )1. A. worked B. played C. did D. learned
( )2. A. better B. best C. good D. well
( )3. A. tennis B. girl C. school D. team
( )4. A. working B. playing C. studying D. watching
( )5. A. fat B. angry C. short D. tall
( )6. A. get B. am getting C. gets D. am geting
( )7. A. What B. When C. Which D. Why
( )8. A. many B. a few years C. about years D. a few days
( )9. A. for B. without C. against D. on
( )10. A. angry B. badly C. satisfied D. pleased
It was a Saturday afternoon．A young man 1 John 2 school for the last time．He was going to work the following week, so he decided to buy some new clothes．A new shop near his home might have 3 he wanted．The shoes in it were 4 too big or too small after he tried some 5 . Then John 6 a suit on ．That’ s 7 expersive．They hadn’ t got anything cheaper because it was the 8 ．He tried on 9 jackets , and at last chose a very nice
( )1．A．named B．name’ s C．was named D．names
( )2．A．have left B．had left C．leaves D．was away
( )3．A．what B．nothing C．that D．which
( )4．A．neither B．not only C．or D．either
( )5．A．on B．in C．onto D．up
( )6．A．puts B．put C．had put D．putted
( )7．A．too much B．too more C．much too D．much
( ) 8．A．expensive B．cheapest C．cheap D．cheaper
( )9．A．much B．a lot C．a bit D．several
( )10．A．it B．them C．one D．ones
I stood in the doorway, watching my older brother carefully putting clothes into his bag. I coughed uneasily. Finally 1 that I was there, Rocky turned toward me with a sad smile.
“I’m 2 tomorrow, ”he said.
“I know. ”My 3 was almost a whisper （低声）. I was 4 at myself for being so weak, but I wasn’t about to cry.
“My 5 is early, so there is still 6 time to come to the airport, ”he said. Seeing the 7 look on my face, he quickly added, “I promise（答应）I won’t leave without saying goodbye. ”
I tried to say 8 , but didn’t. It’s always 9 to keep quiet if you’re about to cry. “You promised you wouldn’t cry, ”he said to me, thinking that I was close to 10 .
I remember the day he taught me how to ride a bike. 11 I thought he was always right behind me, holding the seat to keep me from 12 . I was happy with this, but he knew he couldn’t hold me up all my life. He told me that one day he would have to let go.
His coughing stopped my thinking. What was left to say? How could I say 13 to the person who taught me everything?
The next morning I 14 , looked at my alarm clock, and realized he had left 15 ago. We never even said goodbye.
Goodbye, Rocky! Although he may have been many miles away, I knew he heard me, even if it was only an answer in his heart.
1. A. forgetting B. realizing C. watching D. learning
2. A. arriving B. living C. coming D. leaving
3. A. voice B. sound C. noise D. word
4. A. glad B. moved C. angry D. pleased
5. A. ship B. flight C. train D. bus
6. A. enough B. little C. no D. busy
7. A. surprised B. excited C. sad D. happy
8. A. anything B. everything C. something D. nothing
9. A. stranger B. better C. worse D. sadness
10. A. tears B. smiles C. words D. easier
11. A. At last B. From now on C. At first D. So far
12. A. riding B. running C. walking D. falling
13. A. goodbye B. hello C. yes D. sorry
14. A. gave up B. stood up C. looked up D. woke up
15. A. minutes B. hours C. days D. weeks
I lost my sight when I was four years old by falling off a box and landing on my head. Now I am thirty-two. I can vaguely(模糊地) 1 the brightness of sunshine and what color red is. It would be wonderful to see things again, 2 a disaster can do strange things to people. It happened to me the other day that I might not have come to love 3 as I do if I hadn’t been blind. I believe in life now. I am not sure that I would believe in it so 4 . I don’t mean that I would prefer to go without my eyes. I 5 mean that the loss of 6 made me enjoy more of 7 I have now.
Life asks us to keep making 8 to reality. If a person is able to get ready for anything changeable his world will 9 more meaningful. I became blind, but I was 10 . My parents and my teachers saw 11 in me－a potential(潜力) to live, you might call it－which I didn’t see, and they make me fight it out with blindness.
The hardest 12 I had to learn was to believe in myself. That was what I had to do at least. If I hadn’t been able to do that, I would become a chair rocker for the 13 of my life. When I say I believe in myself I am not talking about simply the kind of self-confidence that helps me down an unfamiliar staircase 14 . That is part of it. But I mean something bigger than that: A belief that I could deal with anything alone; that somewhere in the 15 there is a special place where I can make myself fit.
1. A. imagine B. find C. remember D. guess
2. A. but B. though C. so D. because
3. A. myself B. life C. eyes D. blindness
4. A. that B. therefore C. happily D. deeply
5. A. seldom B. just C. hardly D. always
6. A. them B. it C. blindness D. light
7. A. that B. what C. which D. where
8. A. moments B. encouragements C. improvements D. changes
9. A. become B. change C. look D. end
10. A. brave B. lucky C. sad D. wise
11. A. something B. everything C. nothing D. anything
12. A. problem B. experience C. difficulty D. lesson
13. A. rest B. whole C. need D. last
14. A. lonely B. alone C. self D. person
15. A. company B. group C. society (社会) D. family