（ ）1. A. lecture B. escape C. bicycle D. recover
（ ）2. A. farther B. healthy C. Thursday D. thought
（ ）3. A. mathematics B. attack C. companion D. baggage
（ ）4. A. blouse B. shoulder C. found D. mountain
（ ）5. A. treat B. breath C. bread D. treasure
（ ）6. This motorcycle is very good, but I don’t think I can _____ it.
A. pay B. spend C. afford D. cost
（ ）7. In China, every boy and girl ____ a right to education.
A. have B. has C. will have D. had
（ ）8. The situation is quite serious and will become even worse unless some measures.
A. had been taken B. will be taken
C. were taken D. are taken
（ ）9. This street is usually quiet, but it will get very busy ____ Sunday mornings.
A. on B. in C. at D. during
（ ）10. Don’t forget the fact ____ he was not at home at that night.
A. why B. which C. that D. whether
（ ）11.The two players had been warned of the danger, but ____ of them seemed to take it seriously.
A. both B. neither C. any D. either
（ ）12. The new railway is planned ____ by the end of 2008.
A. to have completed B. to be completed
C. to be completing D. to complete
（ ）13. –It’s so noisy upstairs. What are they doing?
- They ____ be having a party.
A. could B. should C. would D. must
（ ）14.It was on August 15, 1945 ____ the Chinese people won the final victory in the Anti-Japanese War.
A. that B. which C. until D. while
（ ）15. For a long time after the operation, Linda found ____ difficult to fall asleep.
A. this B. one C. that D. it
（ ）16. – Who is the person ____ with our monitor over there?
― Our new maths teacher.
A. talked B. to talk C. talking D. talks
（ ）17. Although he ____ those days, Mr. Black never gave up hope.
A. treated unfairly B. was unfairly treated
C. has unfairly treated D. has been unfairly treated
（ ）18. My roommate said that he didn’t mind ____ the window open at night.
A. keep B. keeping C. to keep D. having kept
（ ）19. – Hello, can I speak to George?
－Hold on, please. George, ____.
A. your friend’s call B. someone is looking for you
C. a message for you D. you are wanted on the phone
（ ）20. Speak louder, ____ you won’t make yourself heard in such a big room.
A. but B. and C. or D. for
Tony Tomei was well-known in Los Alamos, N.M. for his heroic action when the forest fires swept through last May. Tomei had __21__ run away from his house, which was __22__. But soon after reaching a safe place, Tomei __23__ that although he had saved most of his collection of accordions(手风琴), his precious Italian Bugari Armando accordion was __24__ in the house. He raced home to __25__ it. “When I drove up, there was a lot of smoke,” he says, and at that moment he made __26__. “I was going to __27__ the fire. I was the only one left to __28__ the neighbor’s house.”
Tomei, 52, an engineer and accordion instructor, had no idea what a great danger he would __29__. With a garden hose(软管), he spent the __30__ few hours putting out small spot fires.
Then the __31__ picked up, and the fire began moving slowly from the valley 60 feet below toward his house. He attempted to put out the fire but without any __32__. The fire and smoke blew up side him, __33__ him to the ground, where he got hold of a tree. “I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t see. I just stuck my face in the dirt.”
__34__, the wind changed. Against a frightening backdrop(背景) of houses burning up and down his street, Tomei fought through much of the __35__ without may more water and __36__ a couple of tools he could get to keep small fires away from his neighbor’s houses.
At sunrise he got his first real look at what had left of the neighborhood. “I saw all those damaged houses and thought, oh, my god.” __37__ he’d saved his home along with two others’.
When his neighbor Nancy Ten brink __38__ to the house she’d thought was lost, she __39__ threw her arms around Tomei. “My house was important, but his life was much more __40__,” she says. “I’m deeply thankful for what he did for us.”
（ ）21. A. happily B. bravely C. nearly D. safely
（ ）22 .A. in fire B. in danger C. out of order D. out of shape
（ ）23 .A. thought B. wondered C. said D. realized
（ ）24 .A. just B. also C. still D. yet
（ ）25 .A. find B. hide C. get D. check
（ ）26 .A. a suggestion B. a decision C. the choice D. the preparation
（ ）27 .A. put up B. keep from C. hold off D. take up
（ ）28 .A. prevent B. keep C. watch D. save
（ ）29 .A. protect B. expect C. face D. fight
（ ）30 .A. next B. last C. hard D. rest
（ ）31 .A. water B. fire C. smoke D. wind
（ ）32 .A. success B. tools C. meaning D. help
（ ）33 .A. knocking B. leaving C. taking D. getting
（ ）34 .A. Funnily B. Fortunately C. Undoubtedly D. Unluckily
（ ）35 .A. midnight B. afternoon C. night D. daybreak
（ ）36 .A. normally B. almost C. hardly D. only
（ ）37 .A. For B. As C. But D. If
（ ）38 .A. returned B. removed C. referred D. reported
（ ）39 .A. tearfully B. surprisingly C. useful D. valuable
（ ）40 .A. special B. lovely C. useful D. valuable
California State Railway Museum
The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
$4 adults; $2 students; children aged 5 and under are free.
A small number of metered parking spaces are available(可供使用) on the streets of Old Sacramento. However, these spaces are suitable for guests visiting longer than 90 minutes. All day parking is available in large public garages at both ends of Old Sacramento.
The Silver Palace Restaurant in the Central Pacific Railway Passenger Station serves good food at reasonable prices. It is just one block southwest of the main entrance to the Museum. There are many other restaurants throughout Old Sacramento.
The California State Railway Museum is fully accessible to the disabled. Wherever possible, wheelchair lifts are provided. Certain exhibits and programs do have limited accessibility because of the narrow stair ways or door opening on some railroad passengers cars.
Guided tours and films about the Museum are offered daily. There are many other chances at the Museum, too, including related historical attractions within Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
（ ）41. Which of the following is TRUE about the Museum?
A. Children may visit the Museum any day of the year.
B. Films about the Museum are shown on weekends.
C. A student is admitted at half the regular price.
D. The disabled are admitted free of charge.
（ ）42. Where is a visitor advised to park his car if he’ll spend several hours at the Museum?
A. In a garage provided by the Museum.
B. On a parking space near the Museum.
C. On a metered parking space on the street.
D. In a public garage at one end of Old Sacramento.
（ ）43. Where can a visitor enjoy a good but not too expensive meal?
A. The Silver Palace Restaurant B. Any restaurant in Old Sacramento
C. Old Sacramento State Historic Park D. The California State Railroad Museum
How Coney Island got its name remains a mystery, though people have found explanations from almost every stage of its history.
A written record came out in 1924. It says that the island was once the home of the Konoh people. The name Konoh was mispronounced and finally became “Coney”.
Another explanation finds the name connected with the arrival of Henry Hudson in New York Harbor in 1609. According to it, John Coleman, Hudson’s right-hand man, was killed by Indians. To honor him, people named the island after him.
The Dutch settled in Manhattan in 1624, and they came to Coney Island soon afterward. Since the Dutch word for rabbit(兔子) was konijn and the island had a large population of wild rabbits, many people have supposed this fact to have led to the name. There was a different story about the Dutch word. The Dutch fought the Indians there and were believed to have said that their enemies “ran like rabbits.”
According to an article in a magazine, an Irish captain named Peter O’ Connor sailed between New York and Ireland in the late 1700s, and he named Coney Island after an island that was close to his home in Ireland and of the same size as the American island.
Unfortunately, there is little evidence(证据) that the Dutch, or the English after them, used any word like “Coney” for several centuries. There is a lot of evidence, however, that the name of Coney Island came into use in the first half of the 19th century, after a ferry(渡船) service to carry passengers from the island to the mainland.
（ ）44. According to the passage, the name Coney ____.
A. was mispronounced by the Konoh people
B. was given by a man called John Coleman
C. comes from an island close to the English coast
D. is close in pronunciation to a Dutch word
（ ）45. It is said that John Coleman _____.
A. used his right hand better than the left one
B. was an important assistant of Henry Hudson
C. killed many Indians in battles in 1609
D. was the first man to reach the island
（ ）46. The writer believes that the name Coney Island most probably _____.
A. has a history of less than 200 years
B. came into use several hundred years ago
C. was used first by the English, not the Dutch
D. is related to the sail from New York to Ireland
（ ）47. From the passage we know that the word mystery means something _____.
A. that history books keep a record of B. people have found explanations for
C. that has not been known enough about D. people have not yet thought about
Ben Carson, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, talks about how he grew up in a poor neighborhood, when peer(同龄人) pressure almost controlled his behavior and even his clothes. He wanted to sadly to be considered cool that he begged his mother to buy him an expensive Italian shirt.
“My mother made me a deal,” Carson remembers. “She said, I’ll give you all the money I make next week. You’ll be in charge of the family finances(财务)― buying food and other necessities and paying the bills. Whatever you have left over you can spend on whatever you want.”
“I thought, this is going to be great,” Caron says. “I bought things we needed most and then began going through the bills. Of course I ran completely out of money long before everything was paid.”
“Then I realized my mother, with her third-grade education, wad a financial genius(理财能手) ― just to keep food on out table and clothes on our backs with such a small sum of money. I’d been a fool. I wanted her to buy me a $ 75 shirt when she only took home $ 100 a week, cleaning other people’ s floors and washing their toilets. I took a hard look at my behavior and wondered how I could be so selfish.”
“I started studying again. My grades went back to A’s. Some of my peers laughed at me because I did not follow their pattern. But I refused to let that trouble me, because I had a goal.”
The experience had a lasting effect. “I not only saw and felt the difference my mother made in my life, I’m living out that difference as a man.”
（ ）48. When Ben Carson was young, he _____.
A. wanted to be as cool as other boys of his age
B. tried to attract girls with his cool manner
C. was fond of improving family finances
D. was seldom good at his lessons
（ ）49. By saying “My mother made me a deal”, Ben Carson meant that his mother _____.
A. refused to buy him the shirt B. made an agreement with him
C. asked him to deal with the problem D. showed him how to save money
（ ）50. Ben Carson started studying hard again and rose back to the top because _____.
A. he had got his shirt anyway B. he got his mother as his teacher
C. he wanted to be a financial genius D. he had a better goal to run after
（ ）51. Ben Carson’s story tells us that _____.
A. a boy should not learn from his peers
B. he didn’t understand his mother as a boy
C. what his mother taught him has changed his life
D. people with little education may become a genius
Most people can remember a time in their lives when they learned something almost by accident, that is, without consciously trying to learn it. Often this kind of learning happens when we are in fact trying to learn something else. For example, many people learn a number of English words not by memorizing them or studying them directly, but by doing something they enjoy, like listening to popular songs that contain them. Similarly, some people learn words in Chinese or Japanese not by studying those languages directly, but by studying marital arts, such as Kung fu or aikido, in which Chinese or Japanese terms are used. Foreign students in the United states often learn the system (体系) of measurement simply by having to shop and cook for themselves. Those activities require them to learn words like pound, gallon, inch and yard.
Many educators believe that such a kind of learning, generally called content-based learning, is the best way to learn the rules of a system. Supporters of content-based learning argue that people can best understand and remember a system’s basic rules by coming upon them in the context of that system – not by studying and memorizing them out of context. Therefore, supporters of content-based learning feel that grammatical rules can best be mastered indirectly through reading and writing, rather than by mere memorization. Likewise, they feel that mathematical rules can best be learned by working out real-life problems where such rules are needed to find out the answers. In many cases, our own learning experiences may support the idea that we have a deeper understanding of rules we find out from context than of those memorized out of context.
（ ）52. By saying “they learned something almost by accident”. The author means “they learned something without _____.”
A. realizing they are learning it B. paying attention to the accident
C. understanding what they are learning D. knowing what they should learn next
（ ）53. Shopping and cooking in a foreign country _____.
A. are necessary for students studying systems
B. help one learn measure words used in that country
C. tell one what is needed to learn to live there
D. require people to know how to measure
（ ）54. Many educators believe that the best way to master the basic rules of s system is _____.
A. learning them in the context B. producing problems from context
C. memorizing the related words first D. fixing attention on the rules themselves
（ ）55. What does the author most probably think of the content-based learning?
A. He doubts it. B. He supports it.
C. He considers it funny. D. He finds it impractical.
提示： Michael 突然牙痛， 于是到药房买药。药剂师为他检查后推荐了一种药，要他记住每四小时服一粒(pill)。同时叮嘱他如果两天后不见好的话，一定要去医院。
Pharmacist: Good morning. What can I do for you?
Michael: ____________________. What medicine do you think I should take?
Pharmacist: Let me have a look at your teeth, please. … Oh, it’s nothing serious. You can try this, it’s quite effective.
Pharmacist: It costs only $ 8.99 a bottle.
Michael: Ok. One bottle, please.
Pharmacist: Remember to ____________________.
Michael: Sure I will.
Pharmacist: ____________________, you’d better go and see the doctor.
Michael: Ok. Thank you for your advice. And here is a 10 dollar bill.
Pharmacist: Thank you, sir. ___________________, $ 1.01. Hope you’ll be fine soon. Bye.
假定你是李华，打算出国学习计算机科学。现在给在美国工作的表格David Zhang 写信，了解以下情况：
How are you?
I meant to write you for some time.
I’m looking forward to your reply. Thank you very much.