*** ***1. They started moving round me, singing ______ the music from The Lions.
A. from B. to
C. about D. at
*** ***2. I’ll start to think about it ______ I have to write my report.
A. but B. though
C. unless D. when
*** ***3. Jeff is ______ more intelligent than his sister. He can always come up with some wonderful ideas.02
A. too B. very
C. even D. just
*** ***4. It’s a ______ that Chinese team didn’t enter the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
A. pity B. wound
C. warning D. pain
*** ***5. Eric likes reading very much. He spends every ______ moment he has in the library.
A. nervous B. spare
C. boring D. intelligent
*** ***6. Jane ______ to wear clothes made of cotton. She thinks they’re comfortable.
A. supposes B. senses
C. prefers D. allows
*** ***7. There ______ plenty of ______ in the fridge. You don’t need to buy more.
A. is; egg B. is; eggs
C. are; egg D. are; eggs
*** ***8. I’ve become good friends with several of the students in my school ______ I met in the English speech contest last year.
A. who B. which
C. what D. where
*** ***9. If you’re in trouble, please let us know and we’ll try our best ______ you.
A. helping B. to help
C. honoring D. to honor
*** ***10. Please post this letter for me, as I’m ______ busy ______ go out.
A. so; that B. enough; to
C. such; that D. too; to
*** ***11. Uncle Wang ______ the electricity and water in his house before going on holiday.
A. took off B. turned on
C. shut off D. put on
*** ***12. ______ a foreign language is not easy. You must work hard at it.
A. Master B. Mastering
C. Forgetting D. Forget
*** ***13. ?How long will it take me to get to the train station? 8
?It depends on ______ you will get there.
A. how B. why
C. how far D. how often
*** ***14. If you ______ practicing the piano every day, you could become quite a good pianist in the future.
A. care for B. think about
C. stick to D. deal with
*** ***15. ?Tomorrow is Sunday. What are you going to do?
?______. Just stay at home and relax.
A. Not at all B. No problem
C. No way D. Not much
When I was at university, every night there was at least one concert ? and sometimes two or three. The UK has a lot of 1 music. It is loud with guitars and drums. So almost every band that played at university was a rock band.
The tickets were very cheap, 2 the venues ***演出地点*** were small and most bands were not famous. They were just a group of friends who played music part-time. This meant my friends and I could go to see a band whenever 3 wanted to.
The atmosphere ***氛围*** at a rock concert full of 4 was great. Everyone went pretty crazy. Some students just listened to the band but most students sang 5 the band. It was easy to get close to the band. The room was crowded and 6 . People jumped up and down with the music.
After the concerts, band members and their friends stood outside 7 T-shirts or CDs. After four years of university, half of my clothes were from those 8 .
Many of my friends were also in bands ? or wanted to be. Posters on the school notice boards said that bands were 9 new members. Many famous bands were started at university by friends who shared the same interest in 10 .
*** ***1 A. country B. rock
C. pop D. dance
*** ***2. A. because B. though
C. if D. but
*** ***3. A. he B. she
C. they D. we
*** ***4. A. artists B. violinists
C. students D. experts
*** ***5. A. to B. with
C. like D. for
*** ***6. A. strange B. scary
C. noisy D. dangerous
*** ***7. A. packing B. preparing
C. making D. selling
*** ***8. A. concerts B. friends
C. universities D. stores
*** ***9. A. looking after B. looking for
C. looking through D. looking up
*** ***10. A. drama B. science
C. sport D. music
? A ?
Some movies are unusual stories and the actors need lots of imagination to play the scenes. 15-year-old Canadian actress Erin Pitt has been in movies like that. But in her latest movie, Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight, Erin only needed to act herself.
Erin plays Isabelle Palmer, a serious ballet ***芭蕾舞*** student and talented designer ***设计师***. Isabelle goes to a school for kids who are performers and artists, and she faces troubles both in dancing classes and outside them. She’s hard on herself and needs to learn to relax.
“This movie is much my life,” says Erin. “I go to a performing arts school. I do ballet. This character is a lot like me.”
Erin studies ballet at a school much like Isabelle’s. And there is an even bigger coincidence. Before Erin played in the movie, she had became interested in clothing design and went to a sewing ***缝纫*** class!
Erin’s years of dance training prepared her for the challenge of dancing in the movie. Not all kids like strict teachers, but Erin does. “They know how good you can be,” she says. “If you have potential ***潜质***, they can tell, and they will push you. They push you to be the best you can be.”
In the movie, Erin plays a dancer who pushes herself to improve. For her, the movie is an excellent chance to use two of her hobbies in one project. “I have always loved dancing,” says Erin, who started classes at age two. “And I’ve wanted to act since I was seven. When I found out I got this role, I was running around, so excited.” Will there be a moment like that in the movie, too? You’ll have to watch to find out!
*** ***1. What can we learn about Isabelle?
A. She works hard to do better.
B. She has many troubles at home.
C. She studies at a designing school.
D. She is the best student in her class.
*** ***2. The underlined word “coincidence” means “_______” in Chinese.
A. 收获 B. 机遇
C. 考验 D. 巧合
*** ***3. Erin’s _______ might help her get the role in the movie.00
A. good imagination
B. talent for designing
C. years of dance training
D. wonderful feeling for music
*** ***4. Why was Erin excited to get the role in the movie?
A. She thought it would make her famous.
B. She could show two of her hobbies in it.
C. She could learn how to dance better in it.
D. She was a good friend of Isabelle Palmer.
*** ***5. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Erin went to a dancing class when she was seven.【1：3】
B. Erin shows strong interest in singing and dancing.
C. Erin believes strict teachers can help her go further.
D. Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight was Erin’s first movie.
? B ?
Children across the world are taking pictures of their school meals. They are sending these pictures over the Internet to a young girl in Scotland. Then she shares the pictures and stories with people around the world.
The girl’s name is Martha. She likes to write. So Martha decided to start her own blog ***博客***. Every day, Martha writes on the Internet about the meals she eats at school. She also takes pictures of the food.
Martha is very honest about the food. She does not just describe the food. She judges ***评价*** the taste of the food. She also judges how healthy the food is. Sometimes she likes the food, and sometimes she does not. Now, other people send pictures to Martha. Students around the world share their pictures of their school food!
Martha also started her blog for another important reason. She began to raise money for the organization Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals works in the East African country of Malawi. It provides food for children in schools. Martha encourages her readers to send money to Mary’s Meals to help build a kitchen.
Martha hoped to raise about 10,000 dollars. But the total reached 100,000 dollars and still keeps on growing!
Martha’s blog has also helped to improve meals at her school. Martha and her school friends found their meals improved since she started writing her blog.
No one knows what will happen to Martha’s blog in future. But already this girl has helped to change the eating experience of many children just by sharing pictures of her school meals.6
*** ***6. Martha started her blog to _______.
A. ask her school to improve meals
B. invite readers to judge school meals
C. show school meals around the world
D. express her opinions about school meals
*** ***7. According to the passage, we can know Mary’s Meals _______.
A. works in Scotland
B. provides food for school children in Malawi
C. was set up by Martha
D. builds kitchens for poor families in Malawi
*** ***8. How much money did Martha wish her readers to send to Mary’s Meals at first?
A. About $1,000,000. B. About $100,000.
C. About $10,000. D. About $1,000.
*** ***9. Martha _______ through her blog.
A. changed her eating habits
B. helped poor children at her school
C. made meals at her school improve
D. raised money for many organizations
*** ***10. What’s the best title for the passage?
A. Martha shares her food
B. Cooking healthy school meals
C. Martha starts a blog
D. Having school meals together
? C ?
When you think about competitions, you probably think of sports such as basketball and football. Not all competitions are sports, though. One example is the Rock Paper Scissors World Championship.【0：
Rock-Paper-Scissors is a simple game that is played between two people. Each player counts to three and then “throws” one hand forward, making one of the three gestures ***手势***. Rock wins against Scissors, Scissors win against Paper, and Paper wins against Rock. Although the game is simple, many players say that they have developed some skills for winning.04
Some people might consider the Rock-Paper-Scissors competition to be strange. Around the world, though, people compete in many events that others think are crazy. In England, an unusual competition is organized every year. Hundreds of people run down a hill and chase ***追赶*** a huge wheel of cheese. ***13***最初，这个比赛是为住在当地村子里的人举办的。But now people from all over the world come to attend it. In Finland, many people compete in the Air Guitar World Championships. They play guitars that cannot be seen in front of other people.
***14***These competitions are just a few of the crazy games that people play. With some practice and training, maybe you could be a winner in one of these competitions yourself!
*** ***11. Paragraph 2 mainly tells us the rules of Rock-Paper-Scissors.
*** ***12. According to the passage, some unusual competitions are thought to be crazy because they’re dangerous.
15. How many unusual competitions are introduced in the passage?
A: Hello, Robert!
B: Hello, Tom!
A: Weren’t you ***1***_____________________ last weekend?
B: No. I went out. But what’s wrong?
A: I had a picnic with our classmates in the park. I wanted you to join us, so I called you, but you didn’t ***2***_____________________.
B: Sorry, my parents and I went to the beach.
A: Beach? Did you go swimming?
B: No, I went to surf ***冲浪***. It’s a popular sport.
A: But I think it’s kind of ***3***_____________________. I don’t dare to do it.
B: But it’s really exciting. A lot of people are interested in it. I’m going to surf again next weekend. ***4***_______________________?
A: I’d like to, but I can’t surf.
B: ***5***_______________________. I’ll teach you.
A: OK. Thanks a lot.
1. Two of the guests are ________***澳大利亚人*** and the others are from China.
2. Tina felt a deep ________***悲伤*** when she heard the death of her grandfather.
3. He cried every time he recalled the ________***令人痛苦的*** memory.
4. We all think the little boy should be ________***表扬*** for his honesty.
5 Although she didn’t say anything, I ________***感觉到*** she didn’t like the idea.
__________________, we have to solve the problem by ourselves.
The policemen came __________________ and caught the criminal.
__________________, I watch some documentaries about war.
There are forty chairs __________________ in the meeting room.
Vera __________________ something sour today.
wheel, side, before, collect, tall, money, shocked, fly, how, build
The students at the American International School were excited. They worked hard to raise ***1***________ for a trip. They washed cars, sold magazines and ***2***________ bottles. Finally, they ***3***________ to Cairo to visit the pyramids of Egypt ***埃及金字塔***! 04
The students studied the pyramids in school ***4***________ the trip. They learned about the Pharaohs, the rulers of ancient Egypt. They also learned that the Egyptians considered the Pharaohs to be living gods, and that the pyramids were ***5***________ as tombs ***陵墓*** of the Pharaohs.
On the first day of the trip, the students went to the Great Pyramid at Giza. It was built for the Pharaoh Khufu around 2,560 BC. It’s the ***6***________ pyramid in the world. At first, it was about 147 meters high. Now it is about 137 meters high. The students measured ***测量*** all four ***7***________ of the Great Pyramid at Giza.
No one knows ***8***________ the ancient Egyptians built these huge things. Scientists believe Egyptians didn’t invent the ***9***________ at that time. They guess people moved the stones very slowly. Thousands of Egyptians worked for many years on each pyramid.
When the students returned home, they prepared speeches and invited the community. Everyone was ***10***________ by how much the students learned.
一. 1-5 BDCAB 6-10CDABD 11-15 CBACD
二. 1-5 BADCB 6-10 CDABD
三. 1-5 ADCBC 6-10 DBCCA
11 T 12 F
13. At first, the competition was ***held*** for the people who lived in the local village.01
四. 1. at home 2. answer 3. dangerous
4. Would you like to go with me 5. Don’t worry
五.1. Australians 2. sadness 3. painful 4. praised 5. sensed 【0：4】
六. 1. In that case 2. in time 3. Once in a while / From time to time
4. in total 5. feels like eating / wants to eat
七. 1. money 2. collected 3. flew 4. before 5. built 3原创作品
6. tallest 7. sides 8. how 9. wheel 10. shocked
八. One possible version:
I like music very much. It gives me energy when I’m tired and it makes me happy when I’m sad. Music is very important in our life. If there is no music, our life won’t be so interesting. Different people like different kinds of music. I like electronic music that’s loud. It makes me excited. I also like music that I can dance to. The Cool Kids is my favorite band. I can’t stand music that is quiet and slow. It makes me sleepy.