A When I was about 12, I had an enemy, a girl who liked to point out my shortcomings(缺点). Week by week her list grew: I was very thin, I wasn’t a good student, I talked too much, I was too proud, and so on. I tried to hear all this as long as I could. At last, I became very angry. I ran to my father with tears in my eyes. He listened to me quietly, then he asked. “Are the things she says true or not? Janet, didn’t you ever wonder what you’re really like ? Well, you now have that girl’s opinion. Go and make a list of everything she said and mark the points that are true. Pay no attention to the other things she said.”
I did as he told me. To my great surprise, I discovered that about half the things were true. Some of them I couldn’t change (like being very thin), but a good number I could—and suddenly I wanted to change. For the first time I go to fairly clear picture of myself. I brought the list back to Daddy. He refused to take it.“That’s just for you,” he said.“You know better than anyone else the truth about yourself. But you have to learn to listen, not just close your ears in anger and feeling hurt. When something said about you is true, you’ll find it will be of help to you. Our world is full of people who think they know your duty. Don’t shut your ears. Listen to them all, but hear the truth and do what you know is the right thing to do.”
Daddy’s advice has returned to me at many important moments. In my life, I’ve never had a better piece of advice. 1. What did the father do after he had heard his daughter’s complaint? A. He told her not to pay any attention to what her“enemy” had said. B. He criticized ( 批 评 ) her and told her to overcome her shortcomings. C. He told her to write down all that her“enemy” had said about her and pay attention only to the things that were true. D. He refused to take the list and have a look at it. 2. What does “Week by week her list grew” mean? A. Week by week she discovered more shortcomings of mine and pointed them out to me. B. She had made a list of my shortcomi ngs and she kept on adding new ones to it so that it was growing longer and longer. C. I was having more and more shortcomings as time went on. D. Week by week, my shortcomings grew more serious. 3. Why did her father listen to her quietly? A. Because he believed that what her daughter’s “enemy” said was mostly true. B. Because he had been so angry with his daughter’s shortcomings
that he wanted to show this by keeping silent for a while. C. Because he knew that his daughter would not listen to him at that moment. D. Because he wasn’t quite sure which girl was telling the truth. 4. Which do you think would be the best title for this passage? A. Not an Enemy, but the Best Friend B. The Best Advice I’ve Ever Had C. My Father D. My Childhood
B Foods from Around the World Foods that are well known to you may not be familiar to people from other countries.Here are four people’s experiences with foreign food. Shao Wong is a student in France.He comes from China.“I’d never tasted cheese or even milk before I came here.Cattle are rare in my part of China,so there are no dairy products.I tried milk when I first arrived in France.I hated it! I sampled cheese too,but couldn’t manage more than one bite.I love ice cream,though,and that’s made from milk.” Birgit is from Sweden.She traveled to Australia on vacation.“I was
in a restaurant that specialized in fish,and I heard some other customers order flake.So I ordered some too and it was delicious.Later,I found out that flake is an Australian term for shark.After that pleasant experience,whenever I see a new food I try it out on purpose.You know why?I remember how much I enjoyed flake.” Chandra is a dentist in Texas.She comes from India.“I’m frightened of eating new foods because they might be made from beef.I’m a Hindu,and my religion forbids me to eat meat from the cow.It’s a sacred animal to Hindus,so that’s the reason I can’t eat hamburgers or spaghetti with meatballs.” Nathan is American.He taught for a year in China.“My friends gave me some 100-year-old eggs to eat.I didn’t like the look of them at all.The insides were green,but my friends said the color was normal.The Chinese put chemicals on fresh eggs.Then they bury them in the earth for three months.So the eggs weren’t really very old.Even so,I refused to touch them.” Life in a new country can be scary,but it also can be fun.Would you sample a 100-year-old egg?Would you order shark in a restaurant? 48.Which of the following sentences is true about Shao Wong? A.He is a French-Chinese. B.Cattle are seldom raised in his hometown.
C.He doesn’t like any diary products. D.He didn’t taste cheese because he hated it. 49.Chandra beef,because is frightened . of eating food made from
A.it’s against Hindus’ religion B.she is a doctor and she thinks beef is not easy to chew and digest C.she is an Indian D.Hindus think beef is not tasty 50.What can you infer from this passage? A.Foods that are well known to you are also familiar to people from other countries. B.Despite(虽然)cultural differences in food, have a try and maybe you will get used to it. C.A vacation is a good way to learn about new foods.Be sure to go on vacations more often. D.People dislike eating new foods only because their religion forbids it.
C On a Friday night, a poor young artist stood at the gate of the New York railway station, playing his violin. The music was so great that many people stopped to put some money into the hat of the young man. The next day, the young artist came to the same place, and put his hat on the ground gracefully. Different from the day before, he took out a large piece of paper and laid it under his hat. Then he began to play the violin. It sounded more pleasant than ever. Soon he was surrounded with people who were attracted by the words on that paper. It said, “Last night, a gentleman named George Sang put an important thing into my hat by mistake. Please come to claim (认领) it soon.” After about half an hour, a middle-aged man rushed through the crowd to the violinist and said, “Yes, it’s you. I knew that you were an honest man and would certainly come here.” The young violinist asked calmly, “Are you Mr George Sang?” The man nodded. The violinist asked, “Did you lose something?” “It’s a lottery ticket,” said the man. The violinist took out a lottery ticket on which George Sang’s name was seen. “Is it?” he asked. George nodded and took the lottery ticket and kissed it, then danced with the violinist.
The violinist was a student at an arts college and had planned to attend advanced studies in Vienna. Later his classmate asked the violinist, “At that time you needed money to pay the tuition (学费) and you had to play the violin in the railway station every day to make money. Why didn’t you keep the lottery ticket for yourself?” The violinist said, “Although I don’t have much money, I live happily. But if I lose honesty I won’t be happy forever.” Through our lives, we can gain a lot and lose so much. But being honest should always be with us. 65. What did the young artist do at the railway station on Friday? A. He played the violin to make some money. B. He waited for the train to Vienna. C. He came to buy a train ticket to Vienna. D. He walked around the New York railway station. 66. According to the words on the paper, which sentence below is TRUE? A. It asked a gentleman named George Sang to claim his hat. B. It asked a gentleman named George Sang to claim his important thing. C. It was a lottery ticket and he needed to find the owner. D. It was a lottery ticket and the owner is unknown. 67. From this article, we can learn that ____.
A. we should share with others if we find something valuable B. we should know the importance of honesty and lead a happy life C. keep the lottery if you find one D. playing the violin could make you feel happy
D Nowadays it is found that school students seldom pay much attention to sports. Is it because they have no 16 in sports? It 17 more
may not be the fact. They often say they have important things to do. 18 19
are these important things? Examinations! They have to themselves for the most important School Certificates of 20 with the
Education Examination(毕业会考),and also to exams in school. So many of them tend to 21
In the summer holidays of the former years they could do they liked, but in the summer holidays of the 23
have to 25
all their time to the preparation. So studies have
them from going in sports. 26 their parents and teachers, they have
Because of the pressure
to work harder and spend most of their time on books. Many parents 27 their children to pass this examination in order to get a 28 29 30
stepping stone for higher studies or better jobs. As for the themselves, they want to get good results so that they can their studies in the universities. So it is necessary that they up their school activities, especially sports. Indeed, a complete education cannot go for a quick mind seldom said, “All work no play 32 33 31
along with a weak body. It is well Jack a dull(迟钝的)boy.” In one 34 anything, let
word, without a strong body, you can never alone(更不用说) a great success in 1.A.lesson 35 .
B.time C.interest D.place D.much C.Which D.What
2.A.very B.other C.few 3.A.Where B.How
5.A.agree B.fight C.work D.deal 6.A.have B.become C.change D.grow 7.A.something 8.A.this B.that B.none C.anything D.nothing C.last D.present
9.A.spend B.take 10.A.separated 11.A.from B.of 12.A.force
C.cost D.give B.divided C.in C.taken D.prevented D.to D.let
14.A.develop B.improve C.further 深造 D.stop 15.A.keep B .put 16.A.for B.after 17.A.goes B.gets 18.A.turns C.take D.give
C.with D.without C.lives D.lies
C.gets D.brings C.do D.accept
19.A.receive B.achieve 20.A.sports B.exams
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