“Where is the university（大学）?”This is a question that many visitors to Cambridge(剑桥大学) ask. But no one can give them a 1 answer, for no one can find any walls 2 the university. The university is the city. You can find classroom buildings, 3 , museums and offices of the university all over the city. And most of its members are the students and 4 of the thirty-one colleges.
Cambridge was 5 a common town before the first students and teachers
6 800 years ago. It grew up by the river Cranta, and the river was once 7 the Cam. A 8 was built over the river as early as 875. So the town got its name “Cambridge”.
In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries more and more land was used for college buildings. The town grew much 9 in the nineteenth century after the opening of the railway in 1845. Cambridge became a city in 1951 and now there are over 100,000 people in it. Many young students in
other countries 10 to study at Cambridge. It has become a well-known place all around the world.
1．A. true B. clear C. right D. real
2．A. on B. around C. near D. by
3．A. libraries B. parks C. zoos D. markets
4．A. parents B. farmers C. workers D. teachers
5．A. yet B. already C. very D. also
6．A. reached B. got C. arrived D. arrived in
7．A. said B. called C. spoken D. talked
8．A. bridge B. buildingC. station D. house
9．A. smaller B. slower C. faster D. cleaner
10．A. stop B. hate C. dream D. need
Paper was first 1 about 2,000 years ago, it has been made 2 silk, cotton, bamboo, and wood. People learned to write words on paper to make a book. And because there weren’t many books, 3 people learned to read. Then printing was invented in China. The first printed books were made by 4 ink on a wooden block and holding the paper against it. When printing was developed greatly 5 the beginning of the 11th century, books could be produced more quickly and 6 . ___ 7 , more people learned to read. After that, knowledge and ideas spread quickly, 8 a way that can be compared 9 the 10 of the Internet in the 20th century.
1．A. create B. created C. creating D. creates
2．A. in B. of C. from D. by
3．A. little B. a little C. few D. a few
4．A. put B. putting C. puts D. puting
5．A. at B. in C. by D. on
6．A. cheap B. cheaply C. cheaper D. cheapest
7 A. Because B. so that C. As a result D. because of
8．A. on B. in C. by D. at
9．A. at B. with C. by D. about
10.A.introduction B. introduce C. introduced D. introducing
Little Mix is a British singing group. They 1 British Talent Show in 2011 and became famous. They are the first 2 to win the show.
The 3 of Little Mix has a special meaning. “Little”means they are young girls. The oldest one was born in 1991, and the 4 was born in 1993. “Mix”means each of them is different.
Little Mix has a lot of young fans. The four girls think it’s 5 to give fans a positive message. Students 6 have some troubles(苦恼) at school or at home. Their music can help them feel 7 and become more confident(自信的).
The four girls work very hard every day, 8 they feel great to sing on the stage, meet their fans and 9 with each other. They are more 10 sisters.
Now this group finds big success in America. Do you want them to come to China one day?
1．A. won B. watched C. played D. touched
2．A. grade B. class C. family D. group
3．A. girl B. name C. song D. look
4．A. tallest B. most beautiful C. most outgoing D. youngest
5．A. important B. poor C. talented D. worried
6．A. should B. may C. need D. have to
7．A. more B. taller C. worse D. better
8．A. if B. though C. but D. when
9．A. travel B. care C. stay D. get
10．A. like B. as C. for D. with
The umbrella is a very common object. It keeps the 1 and the sun off the people. Most umbrellas can be folded up(折叠) so it is 2 to carry them.
However, the umbrella has not always been as 3 as it is now. In the past, it was a symbol of importance. Some African countries still use umbrellas in this 4 .Someone carries an umbrella and walks behind the king or important person.
Umbrellas are very old. People in different parts of the world began to
5 umbrellas at different times. The Chinese had them more than 3,000 years ago. From there, umbrellas 6 to India and Egypt. In Greece and Rome, 7 wouldn’t use them. They believed umbrellas were only for women.
England was 8 the first country in Europe where common people used umbrellas against rain. The weather there is very 9 and umbrellas are very useful.
Everybody uses umbrellas today. The next time you 10 one, thinking that for centuries only great men and women used them, you’ll feel you are important people, too.
1．A. rain B. could C. air D. water
2．A. lovely B. cheap C. hard D. easy
3．A. light B. heavy C. common D. special
4．A. way B. size C. reason D. place
5．A. discover B. use C. examine D. discuss
6．A. walked B. travelled C. rode D. flew
7．A. children B. parents C. men D. women
8．A. probably B. already C. suddenly D. immediately
9．A. sunny B. rainy C.snowy D. windy
10．A. sell B. return C. borrow D. carry
China is the home of tea, 1 has more than 4,000 years of history. People in China drink tea daily. 2 the three major drinks ––tea, coffee and cocoa, tea is 3 by the largest number of people in the world. Tea from China, along 4 silk and porcelain, began to be known by the world over a thousand years ago and has been an important Chinese export 5 .
Tea 6 mainly in the area south of the Yangtze River, in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian, because of the good 7 and rich soil there. Longjing, Wulong, Pu’er and Tieguanyin are all 8 kinds of tea.
Over the past centuries, Chinese people have 9 their unique tea culture, which includes tea planting, tea-leaf picking, tea making, and tea drinking and so on. Tea as well as coffee 10 a popular topic which is often mentioned in dances, songs, poems and novels.
1．A. who B. which C. where D. when
2．A. In B. For C. Of D. By
3．A. eaten B. played C . bought D. drunk
4．A. between B. with C. except D. besides
5．A. at that time B. from now on C. since then D. since now
6．A. produces B. grows C. makes D. lives
7．A. climate B. weather C. water D. river
8．A. famous B. important C. interesting D. delicious
9．A. liked B. got C. become D. developed
10．A. are B. be C. were D. is
When one door of happiness closes, another opens. However, we often look at the
1 door so long that we can’t see the one that has been opened for us. It’s true that we don’t know 2 we’ve got until we lose it, and it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been 3 until it goes away.
Giving someone all your 4 doesn’t mean that they’ll love you back. Don’t expect love in return. Just 5 for it to grow in their hearts.
There are many moments in life when you miss someone so much that you want to bring them into your 6 and hug them for real! Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, and 7 what you want to be, 8 you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.
Happiness lies in those who have cried, those who have been hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can understand the 9 of their lives. The 10 future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can’t go on well in your life until you let your past failure and heartaches go.
1．A. open B. same C. closed D. broken
2．A. when B. what C. why D. where
3．A. missingB. seeing C. looking for D. working
4．A. love B. time C. money D. food
5．A. care B. look C. mean D. wait
6．A. hearts B. dreams C. lives D. chances
7．A. do B. be C. get D. turn
8．A. when B. because C. unless D. though
9．A. importance B. purpose C. difference D. answer
10．A. easiest B. happiest C. worst D. brightest
Beautiful pictures of mountains and forests, clear skies, flying birds, wild animals, silly faces — you can find them all in one place. 46 ? On a postcard! Have people always sent postcards? No! Before postcards, people 47 sealed (密封的) letters.
The 48 for the first decorated (装饰的) postcard came to John P. Charlton in 1861. He thought a simple card 49 a border would be a great way to send a note. Then in the late 1800s, postcards which had pictures on them 50 . By law, people had to write their note on the front—on the picture! The back was 51 for the address. Several years later, England allowed a divided-back (背面隔开的) postcard. Then people could write their 52 on the back left side. And they put the address 53 . During the early 1900s, the golden age of postcards, people around the world were more and more 54 picture postcards. In 1908, Americans alone mailed over 677 million postcards.
Today, postcards are the 55 most popular collection in the world after stamps and coins. You can always see or get a lot of newly-designed postcards, especially on New Year's Day.
46. A. How B. When C. Why D. Where
47. A. liked B. hated C. found D. lost
48. A. advice B. picture C. idea D. card
49. A. above B. with C. under D. for
50. A. happened B. changed C. ended D. appeared
51. A. even B. only C. still D. ever
52. A. note B. word C. address D. letter
53. A. on the front B. on the back C. on the left D. on the right
54. A. surprised at B. interested in C. expected by D. worried about
55. A. first B. second C. third D. fourth