1．Our experiment had got into ________ trouble, so we decided to take ________ chance and add more water, and luckily we succeeded.
A. /; / B. /; a C. the; a D. a; a
2．Many doctors were on the ________ soon after the traffic accident, helping the injured passengers.
A. situation B. occasion C. position D. scene
3．Tom thought he must have seen a strange insect, b ut it was the goat's eyes ________ he had seen in the darkness.
A. which B. what C. that D. when
4．My father read through my composition and ________ quite a few spelling mistakes in it.
A. spotted B. stared C. sought D. selected
5．Mary didn't ask her father to buy a mobile phone for her; ________， she bought one for him!
A. what's more B. on the contrary
C. to be honest D. in a word
6．— The works of art on show were beautiful.
— True. It's a pity that we ________ to take pictures in the museum.
A. didn't permit B. haven't permitted
C. weren't permitted D. haven't been permitted
7．I hadn't got any money ________ me, so I was disappointed to leave the bookstore without buying that book.
A. for B. on C. by D．about
8．Some fake designer clothes are so good that people have no idea they're not buying the ________ article.
A. genuine B. novelC. natural D. fake
9．The important thing is ________ a man does, not ________ he says.
A. that; what B. what; that C. what; what D. that; that
10．Both Jack's parents died in an accident when he was a baby, so he was ________ by his aunt.
A. dressed up B. set up C. got up D. brought up
11．When the little girl woke up, she found herself ________ in a warm room.
A. lay B. lying C. lie D. laying
12．— The situation is not good for us.
— Yes. I wonder ________ we can do something about it.
A. if B. how C. what D. that
13．Even scientists cannot completely ________ the strange behaviours of animals before an earthquake.
A. call for B. apply for C. account for D. care for
14．Although twenty years have passed since that night, I can still remember everything about it very clearly ________.
A. especially B. finally C. instead D. indeed
15．(2013•赣州十二县高一检测)— Could I use your dictionary for a while?
— Sure, ________.
A. go ahead B. pardon me C. good idea D. forget it
At first Charles Dickens wrote just for his own __16__. Then he thought someone might __17__ to read his stories. He sent one to a publisher, but he did not __18__ his name on it. This story was printed, and so were several __19__. The publisher did not know who wrote them, so Charles did not __20__ any money for them. But he did have the satisfaction of __21__ them in print.
Then another __22__ company hired Dickens __23__ stories about London. He started to write The Pickwick Papers, __24__ the adventures of Mr. Pickwick and his friends __25__ they travelled around London. It was easy __26__ Charles to write these stories because he knew so __27__ about London. The Pickwick Papers, sold __28__， and Charles was __29__poor again.
Dickens was greatly __30__ by th e success of The Pickwick Papers. He realized that people enjoyed __31__ what he had written and that his writing skill __32__ his living. During __33__ five years he wrote __34__ stories. He wrote about real people and situations __35__ he knew.
16．A. pleasure B. family C. friends D. school
17．A. refuse B. decide C. be willing D. be unwilling
18．A. send B. get C. design D. sign
19．A. others B. the others C. another D. else
20．A. accept B. receive C. ask for D. pay
21．A. hearing B. looking C. reading D. seeing
22．A. publisher B. published C. publishing D. selling
23．A. write B. to write C. for writing D. writing
24．A. describing B. described C. describes D. to describe
25．A. and B. otherwise C. till D. as
26．A. to B. with C. for D. like
27．A. many B. much C. greatly D. little
28．A. well B. good C. fine D. nice
29．A. always B. ever C. never D. forever
30．A. discouraged B. inspired C. disappointed D. struck
31．A. buying B. screaming C. permitting D. reading
32．A. made B. produced C. earned D. received
33．A. the next B. next C. following D. the past
34．A. a few B. a great many of C. few D. a large number of
35．A. whom B. that C. who D. which
The Million Pound Bank Note(1953)
Directed by Ronald Neame
Written by Mark Twain(story), Jill Craigie
Genre (类型): Comedy(more)
Plot Outline: Two rich British men offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is one million pound, and this in the form of a single banknote.(more)
User Comments: Great fun ... you can bank on it! (more)
Cast Overview: Gregory Peck ... Henry Adams; Ronald Squire ... Oliver Montpelier; Joyce Grenfell ... Duchess of Cromarty; A. E. Matthews ... Duke of Frognell; Maurice Denham ... Mr. Reid(more)
Also Known As：Man with a Million(USA)
Runtime: 90 minutes
Color: Colour (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Mono(Western Electric Sound System)
Certification: Australia：G/Finland：S/Sweden：Btl/UK：U/USA: Approved
Trivia (花絮): The one million pound note at the time the story is set in, 1903, would be worth about $100,000,000 nowadays or ￡65,000,000. (more)
36．Mark Twain set the story The Million Pound Bank Note in the year ________.
A. 1953 B. 1903 C. 2002 D. 1890
37．The film The Million Pound Note was made in ________.
A. the UK B. the USA C. Australia D. Finland
38．Compared with the sterling (英国货币) in the year the story is set in, the value of sterling nowadays has ________.
A. fallen B. risen
C. stayed the same D. become unmeasurable
39．The passage most probably appears in ________.
A. a film poster B. a newspaper
C. a magazine D. a web page
Take your family to the theatre
Show Price T ype Schedule
A Christmas Carol
Players Theatre $40.00；
$25.00 Musical (音乐剧) Sat. 9 am/Sun. 9 am
Improve 4 Kids
Times Square Arts Center $20.00 General Admission (入场费); $40.00
General Admission including lunch M usical Sat. 3 pm
Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin 45 Bleecker $20.00；
$15.00 in advance Children/Family Mon. 10：30 am/Tue. 10：30 am/Wed. 10：30 am/Thu. 10：30 am/Fri. 10：30 am
Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid
Axis Theatre $12.00 for adults; $6.00 for kids Children/Family Fri. 7 pm/Sat. 2 pm/Sun. 2 pm
40.If you want to enjoy a show on a Monday, you may choose _______.
A. A Christmas Carol
B. Improve 4 Kids
C. Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin
D. Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid
41．Which of the following theatres provides meals?
A. Axis Theatre.
B. 45 Bleecker.
C. Times Square Arts Center.
D. Players Theatre.
42．If a couple with a child go to watch Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid, they should pay ________ dollars.
A. 18 B. 30 C. 36 D. 48
A herring (鲱鱼) once decided to swim right around the world. “I'm tired of the North Sea，” she said.“I want to find out what else there is in the world.” So she swam off south. Once she was nearly eaten by a shark.
But she swam on and on. Round the tip of Africa and into the Indian Ocean, she was amazed by the different shapes and sizes and colors of other fishes. And on she swam through the wide Pacific. Then she turned north and finally she swam home into her own North Sea.
All her friends and relations gathered around. They had a big feast and offered her the very best food they could find, but the herring said, “I've swum around the whole world, and I've eaten more wonderful dishes than you could possibly imagine.” And she refused to eat anything. Then her friends and relations asked her to come home and live with them. But she refused.“I've been everywhere and that old rock is too dull and small for me.”And she went off and lived on her own.
When the breeding (繁殖) season came, she refused to join in the spawning (产卵), saying, “I know how many fishes there are in the world. I can't be interested in herrings anymore.”
Finally, one old herring swam up to her and said, “Listen, if you don't spawn with us, some herring eggs will not turn into healthy young herrings. If you don't live with your fa mily, you'll make them sad and if you don't eat, you'll die.”
But the herring said, “I don't mind. I've seen everything there is to see, and now I know everything there is to know.”
“I don't know，” said the old herring. “But there may be something.”
Just then, a fishing boat came by, and all the herrings were caught in a net and taken to market that day. A man bought the herring and ate her for his supper, and he never knew that she had swum right around the world and had seen everything there was to see, and knew everything there was to know.
43．How can we describe the herring's trip around the world?
A. Exciting. B. Helpful.
C. Peaceful. D. Disappointing.
44．It can be inferred from the text that the old herring ________.
A. worked hard
B. was very wise
C. knew a boat was coming
D. worried a lot about the eggs
45．The text seems to tell us that ________.
A. all rivers run into the sea
B. all time is no time when it is past
C. a common danger causes common action
D. behind the mountains there's a bigger mountain
Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp
Everyone is forgetful, but as we age, we start to feel like our brains are slowing down a bit — and that can be a very annoying thing. __46__ Read on for some techniques worth trying.
People who regularly made plans and looked forward to upcoming events had a 50 percent reduced chance of Alzheimer's disease (早老性痴呆症), according to a recent study. __48__ Something as simple as setting a goal to have a week ly coffee date with a friend will do. There's evidence that people who have a purpose in life or who are working on long or short term goals appear to do better. In other words, keep your brain looking forward.
2．Go for a walk.
Mildly raised glucose (葡萄糖) levels can harm the area of the brain that helps you form memories and physical activity can help get blood glucose down to normal levels. In fact, exercise produces chemicals that are good for your brain. __49__
3．Learn something new.
Take a Spanish class online, join a drawing club, or learn to play cards. A study found that mental stimulation (刺激) limits the weakening effects of aging on memory and the mind. But the best thing for your brain is when you learn something new and are physically active at the same time. __50__ Or go dancing with your friends.
A. Focus on the future.
B. This can be especially harmful to the aged.
C. It should be something like learning gardening.
D. So take a few minutes each day to do some reading.
E. But don't worry if your schedule isn't filled with life changing events.
F. Luckily, research shows there is a lot you can do to avoid those moments.
G. In other words, when you take care of your body, you take care of your brain.
I was excited when I received your letter and the English stamps.
Thank you for send me the English stamps. What beautiful these stamps are! I really liked them. I like stampcol lecting very much. When I was in the age of 8, I started to collect stamps. So far, I collected nearly 1,000 Chinese stamps and more than 400 foreign stamps. I find stampcollecting interest and beneficial. Not only can I enjoy the beautiful designs of stamps, but also I can gain many knowledge from it. I am glad to know you also like collecting the stamps. I hope we shall often exchange the stamps of our two countries. I hope we'll be friend for ever.
假设你是南阳某中学的学生李华，将参加主题为“Let's pick up a book and read”的英语演讲比赛。请你写一份演讲稿，主要内容包括：
Good morning, everyone，
I'm Li Hua from Nanyang Middle School. The topic of my speech is “Let's pick up a book and read”．____________________________________
1．答案与解析 B get into trouble“陷入困境”； ta ke a chance“冒险；碰运气”。
2．答案与解析 D 句意：交通事故后许多医生赶到现场帮助受伤乘客。on the scene“在现场”，符合语境。situation“情形”； occasion“场合”； position“位置”。
3．答案与解析 C 本题使用了强调句型It is ... that ...，强调the goat's eyes。
4．答案与解析 A 根据quite a few spelling mistakes可知在此处用spotted(认出，找到)。stare“凝视；盯着看”； sought是seek的过去式，意为“寻找”； select“挑选；选择”，均不符合语境。
5．答案与解析 B on the contrary“正相反”，符合句意。what's more“而且”； to be honest“说实在地；实话说”； in a word“简言之”。句意：玛丽没有要求父亲给她买手机；正相反，她给父亲买了一部手机。
6．答案与解析 C permit sb. to do sth.表示“允许某人做某事”。主语we与permit之间是被动关系；再结合The works of art on show were beautiful可知，在此应用一般过去时的被动语态。
7．答案与解析 B on在此表示“带在……身上”。
8．答案与解析 A 句意：一些假冒名牌服装很好，以至于人们不知道自己一直没有买到真的产品。genuine作“真的”讲，符合语境。novel“新奇的”； natural“自然的”； fake“假的”，均不符合语境。
9．答案与解析 C 句意：重要的是一个人做了什么，而不是他说了什么。what引导表语从句，并在从句中作宾语。
10．答案与解析 D 由前半句可知，应选brought up(抚养)。dress up“打扮，装饰”；set up“建立；设立”；get up“起来；起床”。
11．答案与解析 B 根据题意可知此处用lie(躺)的动词ing形式作宾补，表示当时所处的状态，故选B项。句意：当小女孩醒来时，发现自己躺在一个温暖的房间里。
12．答案与解析 A I wonder if ...“我想知道是否……”。
13．答案与解析 C account for“说明……的原因；对……做出解释”，符合句意。call for“需要；要求”；apply for“申请”；care for“关怀；照顾”。
14．答案与解析 D 句意：尽管从那天晚上起二十年过去了，但我的确(indeed)仍旧清楚地记得那天晚上的一切。
15．答案与解析 A 根据Sure可知此处是表示同意对方请求的应答，故选A项。
17．C be willing to do sth.“愿意做某事”。他想可能有人会愿意读他写的故事，因此他才给出版商寄稿件。
18．D 由后文“The publisher did not know who wrote them”可知狄更斯没在稿件上签名。
22．C publishing company出版公司。
23．B hire sb. to do sth.雇用某人做某事。
24．A 动词的ing形式作定语，修饰前边的The Pickwick Papers。
26．C 固定句式：It is＋adj.＋for sb. to do sth.“做某事对某人来说是……的”。
27．B know so much about ...“对……很了解”。
28．A 动词需用副词修饰，sell well“畅销”。
30．B 由于《匹克威克外传》写得成功，他受到了很大的鼓舞。discourage“打击；使……失去勇气”； inspire“激励”； disappoint“使……失望”； strike“打击”。
32．C earn one's living“谋生”，他的写作技巧使他得以谋生。
33．A the next＋时间段＝the following＋时间段，用于描述过去“接下来的……时间里”。
34．D a large number of“大量的”，适合语境；a few“一些”，few“几乎没有”，不符合上下文语意；当修饰的名词前没有定冠词、形容词性物主代词等限定词时，many直接修饰名词，不用加of。
36．答案与解析 B 细节理解题。由文章最后Trivia(花絮)内容可知。
37．答案与解析 A 细节理解题。由“Country: UK”可知。
38．答案与解析 A 推理判断题。题干的意思是：与故事背景年份中的英国货币相比，现在的英国货币值是________。而由文章最后一段知，原来的1百万英镑现今相当于6,500万英镑，也就是说现在的英国货币贬值了。
39．答案与解析 D 由文中众多段末的(more)可知本文很有可能是一个网页，点击more会了解更多相关内容。
40.答案与解析 C 细节理解题。根据Schedule中的时间可知答案为C项。
41．答案与解析 C 细节理解题。根据Improve 4 Kids中Price一栏中提到的．.. including lunch可知，答案为C项。
42．答案与解析 B 细节理解题。根据$12.00 for adults; $6.00 for kids可知花费为30美元。
43．答案与解析 A 推理判断题。由第二段中的she was amazed by ...可知，旅途是激动人心的。
44．答案与解析 B 推理判断题。由倒数第二段老鲱鱼说的话和最后一段鲱鱼们被捕捞的事实可知，老鲱鱼是有智慧的。
45．答案与解析 D 写作意图题。作者写这篇文章主要通过一条自以为见多识广的鲱鱼被捕获的故事告诉大家，山外有山，不能太自负。A项意为“殊途同归”； B项意为“机不可失，时不再来”； C项 意为“同舟共济”。
答案 46.F 47.A 48.E 49.G 50.C
I was excited when I received your letter and the English stamps.
Thank you for sendsending me the English stamps. WhatHow beautiful these stamps are! I really likedlike them. I like stampcollecting very much. When I was inat the age of 8, I started to collect stamps. So far, I ∧have collected nearly 1,000 Chinese stamps and more than 400 foreign stamps. I find stampcollecting interestinteresting and beneficial. Not only can I enjoy the beautiful designs of stamps, but also I can gain manymuch knowledge from itthem. I am glad to know you also like collecting the＼ stamps. I hope we shall often exchange the stamps of our two countries. I hope we'll be friendfriends for ever.
Nowadays, with the growth of the Internet，many teenagers are addicted to online games. They usually spend long hours in front of computers in their spare time. The longterm use of computers causes many students to suffer loss of memory. Their interest in studying also drops greatly.
How can we get teenagers back to a normal life? I think it a good idea to help them form the habit of reading. On the one hand, reading can broaden teenagers' horizons. On the other hand, reading can deepen their understanding of the events happening at home and abroad. Besides, they will get good grades in their exams.
Let's pick up a book and read!