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  • 难度: 使用次数:51 入库时间:2017-10-16
    来源: 山西省怀仁县第八中学2016-2017学年高一下学期期末考试英语试题(实验班) Word版含答案.doc

    Many years ago in Japan, a farmer and his wife had three children, two boys and a girl. The boys helped their parents on the farm. The girl was small and weak. She was often ill. She spent her time drawing cats. Her parents didn't like her, so they took her to the temple ( 寺庙 ) .

       In the temple the girl drew cats all day long. The other people in the temple tried to stop her, but she didn't listen. So they asked the girl to leave the temple.

       The girl came to a town. She didn't have any money, so she had to stay in an empty house outside the town. Inside the house, there was only a mat (垫子 ) on the floor, a light near the window, and a large paper screen ( 屏风 ) . The girl drew some cats on the paper screen. She drew cats of every kind. When the screen was full of cats, she lay down on the mat and went to sleep.

       The next morning, when the girl woke up, she was very surprised -- there was a very large dead mouse in the middle of the house! People in the town said, "The girl's cat drawings came to life ( 复活 ) at night. They saved the girl from the large mouse."

        The girl left the town and went on her way. Everywhere she went, people wanted to buy her cat drawings. Soon, she became one of the most famous artists in Japan. When you visit Japan, you might be able to see one of her pictures.

    (    )1. What did the girl's parents do?

          A. Firemen.      B. Artists.      C. Zoo workers.      D. Farmers.

    (    )2. Why did the people in the temple send the girl away?

       A. She drew cats all the time.

       B. She didn't have any money.

       C. Her parents asked her to go back home.

       D. People in the town asked her to live in the town.

    (    )3. Which was NOT in the empty house?

          A. A mat.        B. A light.      C. A paper screen.    D. A basket.

    (    )4. What did the girl find the next day?

          A. A group of live ( 活的 ) cats.   B. A very large dead mouse.

          C. A lovely parrot.               D. A very strong dog.

    (    )5. What happened to the girl then?

          A. She stayed in the town.         B. She started drawing mice.

          C. She became a famous artist.     D. She never drew another cat again.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:21 入库时间:2017-10-16
    来源: 山东省淄博十中2017届高三下学期第三次月考英语试卷 Word版含答案.doc

    That woman carried a new blanket (毛毯) over her arm. Wordlessly, she gave it to me.

    “Is it finished?” I asked.

    She shook her head. “No. It is ready,” she replied. I handed her the money and took the blanket.

    “It is beautiful, so skillfully woven (编织),” I said to my mother. “But what did she mean when she said it was not finished? How can it be ready if it is not finished?”

    “I will tell you later,” my mother said, “but first I will take you to the Navajo(纳瓦霍) village.”

    We went down to the village. A group of young men were making sand pictures. We walked through the whole village, watching the different things the people were doing.

    It was not until that evening that my mother finally explained the Navajo woman's words.

    “Did you notice anything about the things the people were making?” my mother asked.

    “What should I have noticed?” I looked at her and asked.

    “Each thing the Navajo make has one small part that is not complete. The designs in their sand pictures are often not perfectly done, for example —the line of a circle may not quite close. If you look carefully at your blanket, you will probably find a stitch (一针) missing.”

    I took the blanket off, but it looked as perfect as any design could be. Then suddenly, I noticed that sure enough a stitch was missing!

    “But why do the Navajo intentionally leave some tiny part unfinished?” I asked.

    “They believe that when anything is completed or finished, it means the end has come — it will not be perfect until then. Then too, with a circle, they believe that they must leave a pathway for the bad spirits to run away and the good spirits to come in. So, often, they do not make the line close.”

    24. The blanket the author received _____.

    A. was poorly woven        B. made her think a lot

    C. cost her a lot of money     D. was finished, but not ready

    25. Why was the author shown around the village?

    A. To buy more things made by the Navajo.  

    B. To make friends with some of the Navajo.

    C. To have a deeper understanding of the Navajo.

    D. To look for the woman who sold her the blanket.

    26. Which of the following may the Navajo believe?

    A. A stitch in time is very important.    B. Life only becomes perfect when you die.

    C. He who makes no mistake is a perfect man.

    D. You must always try to make your life complete.

    27. What's the main idea of the text?

    A. The Navajo are good at making things.

    B. The Navajo are brave and hard-working.

    C. A blanket tells a lot about the Navajo culture.

    D. Skills are needed to do business with the Navajo.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:8 入库时间:2017-10-16
    来源: 山东省烟台市2016-2017学年高二下学期期中学段考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Luciano Baietti, a retired school, headmaster from Italy, holds the Guinness record for the most university degrees. The 70-year-old currently has 15 bachelors or masters degrees from various universities across Italy, and is getting ready to get his 16th.

    Getting more than one college degree is not exactly unheard of, but 15 is apparently quite impressive, since it’s only been done by one man. Although he spends his days working around his house and garden, like most people his age, at night, Baretti turns into n student again. Every morning, at 3 a. m., when most of the world is sleeping, he wakes up and studies by the light of his desk lamp. He claims studying helps keep his mind active and that every degree he has obtained has helped broaden his knowledge of the world around him.

    “Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the share root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free). “Me claims to have been inspired by the 19th century French essayist Louis-Francois Berlin, whose portrait is also on display in his study, alongside his many framed university degrees, and whom he describes as” a man of culture and knowledge.

    Baietti first made it into the Guinness Book of Records in 2002, after his eighth degree. Then he spent the next 15 years adding seven more bachelors and masters degrees to his collection.

    “Each time I set myself a new challenge to see how far my body and my brain can go.” At 70-years-old, Baietti thinks he has enough energy for at least one more degree, this time in food science.

    Probably the most important thing about Baietti’s achievement is that he managed to get most of his university degrees while working as headmaster of a secondary school, and volunteering with Italy’s Red Cross. The secret was always getting up at 3 in the morning to make sure that his thirst (渴求) for knowledge didn’t affect his professional activity and his family life. He spent 3 hours studying every day, and that was apparently all he needed to pass his exams and write his thesis (论文).

    32. Which of the following is true according to the passage?

    A. Louis - Francois Berlin is on good terms with Baietti.

    B. Baietti is the first Italian to break a Guinness record twice.

    C. Nobody but Baietti has ever got more than one college degree.

    D. Challenging himself opens up a broader world to Baietti.

    33. Baietti can be best described as       .

    A. honest and considerate                                           B. optimistic and generous

    C. determined and hardworking                                          D. reliable and imaginative

    34. The key to Baietti’s success is       .

    A. the support from his family

    B. his eagerness for fame

    C. his nonstop daily learning

    D. his unusual brain and energy

    35. What lesson can we learn from the story of Baietti?

    A. Well begun is half done.

    B. Never too late to learn.

    C. Take things as they come.

    D. Strike the iron while it is hot.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:14 入库时间:2017-10-16
    来源: 山东省寿光现代中学2016-2017学年高一下学期第三学段质量监测(期中)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

      Not long ago, a rock band called the Backstreet Boys made a big splash on the music scene. Young people everywhere loved their songs. One of the band’s biggest fans was a young boy named Aaron Carter. Aaron had a special reason for taking such an interest in the band. Nick Carter, one of the Backstreet Boys, was Aaron’s big brother.

    Even before Nick joined the band in 1996, Aaron loved music. From the age of two, Aaron spent most of his time listening to the radio. He sang along with his favorite songs. He made up dances to go with them. So Aaron’s family was not surprised when Aaron decided to follow Nick into the music world.

    Aaron got off to a fast start. At the age of seven, he joined a band in his hometown of Tampa, Florida. But after two years, Aaron didn’t want to be part of a band anymore. He wanted to sing alone. Soon, Brother Nick gave Aaron a helping hand. During a Backstreet Boys show in Germany, Aaron sang a song. He did an amazing job! After the show, someone from a record company asked Aaron to make an album (专辑). Of course, Aaron said yes!

    Since that day, Aaron has made lots of songs that sell well. His songs include “Crush on You” and “I’m Gonna Miss You Forever”.

    Aaron has worked hard to become a success. But he never forgets how his brother gave him his start. As Aaron has said, “If Nick wasn’t a singer, then I wouldn’t be there.”

    29. According to the passage, Aaron _____.

    A. fell in love with music after Nick became famous

    B. joined the Backstreet Boys at the age of seven

    C. was not allowed to sing by his family

    D. was thankful for his brother Nick’s support

    30. What does the underlined part “made a big splash” in Paragraph 1 probably mean?

    A. Drew wide attention.     

    B. Led to a heated discussion.

    C. Collected a lot of money.     

    D. Got into great trouble

    31. What is discussed in the passage?

    A. The rise and fall of a band. 

    B. The road to success of a singer.

    C. The secret of success of a band.

    D. The way to be a singer.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:13 入库时间:2017-10-16
    来源: 山东省德州市2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    "Everybody is a genius.But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."Albert Einstein

    If you have a kid with special needs in the school system,chances are you have come across that saying hanging on a classroom wall.My five-year-old daughter Syona has cerebral palsy(脑瘫)and it means,combined with her communication and sight problems,that normal standard isn't always an accurate measure of her abilities.

    By now you have probably heard about Chris Ulmer,the 26-yearold teacher in Jacksonville,Florida,who starts his special education class by calling up each student individually to give them much admiration and a high-five.I couldn't help but be reminded of Syona's teacher and how she supports each kid in a very similar way.Ulmer recently shared a video of his teaching experience."I have seen their confidence increase rapidly."he said.All I could think was: how lucky these students are to have such good teachers.

    Syona's teacher has an attitude that can best be summarized in one word: awesome.Her teacher doesn't focus on what can't be doneshe focuses on what can be done.Over the past several months,my husband Dilip and I have seen Syona's confidence increase tenfold.She uses words she wouldn't have thought of using before.She recently told me about her classmate's trip to Ecuador and was very proud when I understood her on the first try.

    I actually wonder what the influence would be if we did something similar to what Ulmer does with his students in our home.We've recently started our day by reminding each other of the good qualities we all possess.If we are reminded of our strengths on a regular basis,we will become increasingly confident about progress and success.

    24.What does the author think of Albert Einstein's saying?

    A.Funny.                            B.True.                        C.Strange.                         D.Confusing.

    25.What can we learn about Syona's teacher?

    A.She is Syona's favorite teacher.                              B.She puts Einstein's quote on the wall.

    C.She uses videos to teach her students.                  D.She helps increase her students' confidence.

    26.Why did Syona feel proud in the third paragraph?                                   .

    A.Her mother knew what she expressed.                   B.Her progress was appreciated by her parents.

    C.She had developed a positive attitude.                   D.She had been to Ecuador with her classmate.

    27.What change has taken place in the author's family?

    A.They've invited Ulmer's students to their home.       B.They visit Ulmer's classroom regularly.

    C.They give each other praise every day.                  D.They feel grateful to people in their lives.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-10-10
    来源: 内蒙古集宁一中2016-2017学年高一下学期期末考试英语试卷 Word版含答案.doc

    A woman saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard, hungry. She did not know them but invited them in. “ We do not go into a house together,” they replied. And she asked why.
       One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” pointing to one of his friends, “ and he is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “ Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”
       The woman went in and told her husband what had happened. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let Wealth come in and fill our home with wealth!” His wife disagreed, “My dear, why not invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law gave her own suggestion: “Wouldn’t it be better to invite Love? Our home will be filled with love then.” “Let’s heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “ Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
       Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the woman asked Wealth and Success: “ I only invited Love, why are you coming in?”
       The old men replied together. “ If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out. But since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”
    1
    3.The underlined word “ heed” means “    ”.

    Agive

    Brefuse

    Cfollow

    Doffer

    14.What’s the best title of the passage?

    AThe importance of Love.

    BAn old couple and Love.

    CWhich one is the best choice?

    DWealth, success and love.

    15.From the story, we can know that the daughter-in-law is full of    .

    Acare

    Bimagination

    Clove

    Dcleverness

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:2 入库时间:2017-10-10
    来源: 辽宁省庄河市高级中学2016-2017学年高一下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Mr. Brown worked in a factory of a small town. He had been there for twenty years before one day he was sent to the capital for important business. He was quite excited because he had never been there before. Before he set off, he asked his wife and three daughter if they wanted him to buy something for them in London. Mrs. Brown began to think it over and then she said she wished her husband would be able to buy a nice number for her, and so did their three daughters. As he was afraid he would forget it, he drew an umbrella on a piece of paper. To his regret, he lost it at the station.

    On the train Mr. Brown sat opposite to an old woman. The woman’s umbrella was so nice that he carefully looked at it and said to himself not to forget to buy a few umbrellas like it. When the train arrived at the station in London, he said good-bye to the old woman, took his bag and her umbrella and was going to get off.

    “Wait a minute, sir,” shouted the old woman. “That’s my umbrella!”

    Now Mr. Brown noticed that he had taken her umbrella. His face turned red at once and said in a hurry, “Oh, I’m very sorry, Madam! I didn’t mean it!”

    Seven days later Mr. Brown left the capital. To his surprise, he met the old woman and sat opposite to her again. Looking at the four umbrellas, the old woman was satisfied with herself. It seems that I had a better result than the other four women.” She thought.

    33. We can learn from the passage that Mr. Brown was       .

    A. a conductor                                                                    B. a thief

    C. a worker                                                                  D. an umbrella maker

    34. The underlined word “it” in the first paragraph refers to       .

    A. his ticket                                                                  B. his drawing

    C. his bag                                                                    D. his umbrella

    35 How did Mr. Brown get the four umbrellas?

    A. He picked them on the train.

    B. He bought them in London.

    C. He stole them from four women.

    D He brought them from his small town.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:11 入库时间:2017-10-06
    来源: 江西赣中南五校2018届高三上学期第一次联考(7月)英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Alexis, 17, sat quietly in the passenger seat of her dad's car. She let her eyes lazily scan the landscape for wildlife. Then a deer came into view about 200 yards in front of them. "Dad, there's a deer there!" Alexis said. It was a male deer with sharp antlers () on each side of its head.

    As the car moved closer, Alexissaw that the deer's head was bent toward the ground. Then she heard a scream and saw an arm fly up near the deer's head. Alexis realized the deer was attacking a woman.Sue, a 44-year-old mother, had been out for her morning run. The deer followed her and edged closer. "I knew I was in trouble," Sue says. She went to pick up a stick for self-defense, and the deer charged. It lifted her with its antlers and threw her into the air. Sue could feel blood flew down her leg.Within seconds, the deer had pushed her off the road.

    When Alexis and her father pulled up, the deer was throwing Sue like a doll. Alexis looked into the woman's terrified eyes,and before her father had even stopped the car, the teenager jumped quickly out of the car and ran toward the deer. "I was kicking it to get its attention," she says. Then her father,who had followed his daughter, pushed the deer away from the women.

    Alexis helped Sue into the car,and then applied a piece of cloth to Sue's injured leg. "We're going to get you to a hospital," Alexis said. Then she heard her father shout loudly. He had been knocked to the ground. Alexis took hold of a hammer from the car and ran to where her father lay on his back. She beat the deer's head and neck, but the blows didn't scareit away. "I was losing faith," she says. "A couple more strikes, Alexis," said her father. "You can do it."

    Turning the hammer around, Alexis closed her eyes and beat the deer's neck with all her strength. When she opened her eyes, the deer was running away.

    Alexis got in the driver's seat and sped toward the nearest hospital. After Sue was treated, she tearfully thanked her rescuers. "You expect a teenage girl to get on the phone and call for help," she says, "not to beat up a deer."

    25.What was Sue doing when she was attacked by the deer?

    A .She was driving home.

    B. She was resting on the road.

    C. She was taking exercise.

    D. She was feeding wild animals.

    26. What did Alexis do to save Sue?

    A. She pushed the deer away.

    B. She hit the deer with her feet

    C. She drove the car to hit the deer.

    D. She beat the deer with a hammer.

    27. Which of the following words can best describe Alexis?

    A. Strong.            B. Cruel.              C. Energetic.            D. Brave.

    28. What is the best title for the passage?

    A. A Woman Was Seriously Injured

    B. A Dangerous Deer Attacked a Woman

    C. A Girl Rescued Her Father Successfully

    D. A Teenager Saved Others from a Deer Attack

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:7 入库时间:2017-09-29
    来源: 黑龙江省伊春市第二中学2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    At thirteen, I was diagnosed(诊断)with kind of attention disorder(紊乱). It made school 

    difficult for me. When everyone else in the class was focusing on tasks, I could not. 

    In my first literature class, Mrs. Smith asked us to read a story and then write on it, all

     within 45 minutes. I raised my hand right away and said, “Mrs. Smith, you see, the doctor

     said I have attention problems. I might not be able to do it.”

    She glanced(匆匆一瞥) down at me through her glasses, “you are no different from your 

    classmates, young man.”I tried, but I didn’t finish the reading when the bell rang. I had to 

    take it home. 

    In the quietness of my bedroom, the story suddenly all became clear to me. It was about a blind person, Louis Braille. He lived in a time when the blind couldn’t get much education. But Louis didn’t give up. Instead, he invented a reading system of raised dots(点), which

     opened up a whole new world of knowledge to the blind. 

    Wasn’t I the“blind” in my class, being made to learn like the “sighted” students? My 

    thoughts spilled out(突然涌出) and my pen started to dance. I completed the task within 40 

    minutes.Indeed, I was no different from others; I just needed a quieter place. If Louis could 

    find his way out of his problems, why should I ever give up? 

       I didn’t expect anything when I handed in my paper to Mrs. Smith, so it was quite a 

    surprise when it came back to me the next day---- with an “A” on it. At the bottom of 

    the paper were these words:“ See what you can do when you keep trying?” 

    13.The author didn’t finish the reading in class because          .

    A. He was new to the class

    B. He was tried of literature

    B. He had an attention disorder.

    D. He wanted to take the task home

    14.What do we know about Louis Braille from the passage? 

    A. He had good sight. 

    B. He made a great invention. 

    C. He gave up reading.

    D. He learned a lot from school.

     15.What was Mrs. Smith’s attitude to the author at the end of the story? 

    A. Angry      B. Impatient     C. Sympathetic    D. Encouraging 

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:5 入库时间:2017-09-29
    来源: 河南省开封市祥符高级中学2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

     A year ago, my friend and I went to a nearby town to attend a wedding. After the reception, we were waiting for a public transport bus to go back home. It was nine o'clock at night, and although many buses passed, none stopped.
         We waited for an hour and were getting desperate. We wouldn't be able to stay overnight because it was a weekday, and we both needed to work the next day. It was almost 10 pm when a family who had attended the same wedding passed by in their car. Probably sensing that we were waiting for some means of transport, they stopped and gave us a lift. I was so touched by their kindness, and I expressed my gratitude to them.
         When we reached my hometown, the family dropped us at the nearest point from where we could catch a shared taxi to get back to the spot where we had parked our bike. On the way, a laborer stopped the taxi. The driver saw his clothes and asked him whether he had money to pay the fare.
        The laborer shook his head and said, "No".

    On hearing this, the driver refused to take him. I remembered my own plight a few minutes earlier, and I told the driver to allow him to sit with us, as I would pay his fare.

    What an immediate opportunity to pass on the family's act of kindness! That night, I felt light-hearted and I went to sleep happily and filled with joy about what I had gotten to do. May this chain of kindness continue!

    4. Why the author and his friend waiting for a bus at nine o’clock at night?

       A. Because they were going to attend a wedding.

       B. Because they wanted to go back home.

       C. Because they intended to meet a family.

       D. Because they planned to help a laborer.

    5. What was the driver’s attitude toward the laborer’s asking for a lift?

       A. Positive.                  B. Friendly.

       C. Uncaring.                 D. Respectful.

    6. The underlined word “plight” in paragraph could best be replaced by “_________”.

       A. trouble                   B. opportunity

       C. kindness                  D. tiredness

    7. What is the best title for the passage?

       A. A Kind and Helpful Family

       B. An Unusual Wedding

       C. Magic Chain of Kindness

       D. Attitude Decides Everything

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:3 入库时间:2017-09-26
    来源: 河北省巨鹿中学2016-2017学年高二下学期第三次月考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Jessica Westervelt, a Spanish teacher at Bethlehem High School in New York, created an activity called “House Hunters”, which was inspired by the popular television show “House Hunters International’’, for her Spanish class about four years ago.

    Similar to the show, students work in groups, pretending to be real house agents, and look for three houses in Spanish-speaking countries. She uses the activity to teach vocabulary related to the home, chores, travel and vacation. She created the exercise because she wanted to incorporate her students’ interests into the curriculum (课程). At the time, a group of her students were big fans of the show.

    The students look for a home for Westervelt to buy to live in, or rent for vacation. She tells them what she is looking for in a home and gives them a budget. Students work in groups of three, and each group is responsible for finding one house in a Spanish-speaking country that fits the requirements.

    The groups usually make a brochure describing the houses they find. Each group presents their findings to the class, while the other students take notes. The entire activity is done in Spanish, so students get to practice their writing, listening and conversation skills. They also get some cultural education when researching homes in Spanish-speaking countries. Westervelt says that students planning to take the class look forward to her project.

    Westervelt says, “I think any time that you can find a way to link into something that they are interested in outside of school, it makes it more realistic for them and it makes that activity much more enjoyable for them.”

    29. How did Westervelt come up with the idea of the activity?

    A. She got it from a TV program.                                        B. She was inspired by her students.

    C. She learned it from a house agent.                                D. She was taught that in high school.

    30. Which of the following can replace the underlined word “incorporate” in Paragraph 2?

    A. change                          B. absorb                                  C. force                              D. persuade

    31. What are the students supposed to do with the houses they find?

    A. Live in the houses for a while.

    B. Rent the houses for their vacation.

    C. Write an introduction to the houses.

    D. Choose and buy one for their teacher.

    32. What do Westervelt’s words in the last paragraph mean?

    A. Most school activities are not enjoyable.

    B. Students should be realistic about study.

    C. Out-of-school activities are very important.

    D. Learning should be combined with interest.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-09-26
    来源: 河北省巨鹿中学2016-2017学年高二下学期第三次月考英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    I opened my door to two little girls. I had met Alyssa, six, two weeks before. Since then, she’d waved to me every time she passed my house.

    “Hello. Grandma Bonnie!” Alyssa said. “This is my little sister, Ariana. She’s three.” To her very nervous sister, “It’s OK, honey. You’ll like her.” The three-year o held a “bouquet” (花束) in one hand, and the other gripped (紧握) a tiny notebook and a huge broken crayon. “Go on,” her big sister urged, “tell her.”

    Ariana looked at me seriously. “I want to help raise money for my preschool,” she said, holding out her flowers. “So I’m selling these for one dollar a bunch.”

    I had a hard time hiding my smile. The bouquet consisted of seven oxalis (酢浆草) flowers. Oxalis is a weed almost impossible to get rid of. Obviously Ariana had pulled these flowers out from her own yard or a neighbor’s.

    Her big sister smiled, “Aren’t they lovely, Grandma Bonnie? And they only cost a dollar for the whole bunch. It’s all for Ariana’s preschool.” The girls, plan did amuse me. “All right,” I agreed, “one dollar coming up.”

    Alyssa put the bill in her sister’s skirt pocket. Then Ariana handed me my purchase. “Uh,” I suggested, “why don’t you just keep the flowers and the money? Then you could sell the flowers to someone else.” Both girls stared at me, horrified. “Oh, no,” Ariana cried. “We picked them just for you. See, they’re beautiful!”

    And so they were. A week later, the flowers were twice as many as when my little neighbor handed them to me. What a bargain!

    I had called these tiny plants “weeds”disgusting, worthless things with no right to exist. But in their innocent hearts, those two little girls saw them as a precious creation to treasure and share out of loving hearts to brighten the day of a lonely old “Grandma”.

    25. Those two little girls paid a visit to the author to       .

    A. say hello to their new neighbor

    B. introduce the little sister to her

    C. bring her some beautiful flowers

    D. collect money for a special purpose

    26. What did the author want to do after knowing the girls’ wish?

    A. Refuse the girls’ request directly.

    B. Pay one dollar for the whole bunch.

    C. Put the bill into the little girl’s pocket.

    D. Donate money without accepting flowers.

    27. How did the author feel when seeing those tiny plants a week later?

    A. Grateful.                                                                  B. Disgusted.

    C. Fortunate.                                                                      D. Desperate.

    28. What is the best title for the text?

    A. Sold a Bunch of Flowers                                                 B. Picked Flowers Just for You

    C. Raised Money for Preschool                                          D. Delighted an Old Grandma

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:14 入库时间:2017-09-26
    来源: 广东省肇庆市实验中学高一英语第20周晚练 Word版含答案.doc

    I was on the escalator(电梯) in a market. There was an old man who was about five or six people in the front of me. People behind him were all in a hurry and saw him as a rock. The old man knew these clearly and tried hard to step aside.

    I remember Sometimes when walking or driving behind an older person, I’ve gotten impatient and upset.

    “I’m sorry. Please forgive me!” said the old man, “I don’t mean to hold you up.” He then tried his best to get off the escalator.

    I suddenly was this in a whole new light. I felt sick to my stomach. The old man was apologizing(道歉) to everyone, when we should have helped him to calm his fears.

    One by one, people went around him quickly. By the time I got to him, I asked, “Sir, can I help you?”

    The man thought for a while, then said, “Well, yes, thank you!”

    I placed my hand under his left arm and walked away from the rush of people quickly.

    “So what are you shopping for, sir?”

    “Oh, today is Mother’s Day. I want to buy something for my neighbor. She’s a single(单身) mother and she is always so nice to me.” He said, stopping suddenly as he searched his pocket.

    “Oh, it’s here! I always carry them with me,” he said. Then he took out some business cards and handed me one which read:

    “John Smith.

    Friend to all enemy to no one!

     I said a prayer(祈祷) today and you were the answer.

    Thank you!”

    “That’s for you,” he said. “Thanks for stopping to help an old man.”

    “My friend, you helped me. I knew why I was unhappy with the world. Now I know how to solve the problem. No more with me!”

    (    )1. Why did the old man try hard to step aside?

    A. Because he was in a hurry.      

    B. Because he didn’t want to be in other people’s way.  

    C. Because the escalator was very crowded.

    D. Because he was as heavy as a rock.

    (    )2. The writer felt sick to his stomach most because           .

    A. the old man tried hard to step aside   

    B. the old man was difficult to get off the escalator

    C. he was impatient and upset for the old man   

    D. the old man was apologizing to everyone

    (    )3. What did the writer think about the people that passed by?

    A. Cold.      B. Boring.       C. Warm.       D. Friendly.

    (    )4. The sentence “ I said a prayer today and you were the answer.” Probably means that        .

    A. the old man needed the writer’s help then he came

    B. the writer was always friendly to other people 

    C. the old man believed everyone could be friends

    D. the old man had lots of friends and no enemies

    (    )5. From the passage we can see that         .     

    A. we should always help old people    

    B. we should share our enjoyment with our friends

    C. it was valuable to make friends with the old man  

    D. if we are kind to others, we will be happy in our life

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:16 入库时间:2017-09-18
    来源: 安徽省宣城市2016-2017学年高一下学期期末调研测试英语试题 Word版含答案.doc

    Tim was walking home from school one day when he noticed a boy ahead of him. He had tripped (绊倒) and dropped all of the books he was carrying along with some clothes, a baseball bat and a glove.

    Tim knelt down and helped the boy pick up the things. Since they were going the same way, he offered to carry some things for the boy.

    As they walked, Tim knew that the boy’s name was Sam. He loved video games, baseball and history, but he was having trouble with some of his subjects.

    They arrived at Sam’s home first. Tim was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with some laughs and talk. Then Tim went home.

    They continued to see each other at school and had lunch together once or twice a week.

    Three days before they finished high school, Sam asked Tim if they could talk. Sam reminded Tim of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?’’ asked Sam. “You see, I took away all my things from school. I had stored away some of my mother’s sleeping pills. I was going home to kill myself. But after we spent some time talking and laughing, I realized that if I had died, I would have missed so many good times. So you see, Tim, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more.       

    28. When Sam fell down on his way home, Tim       .

    A. didn’t notice that                                                      B. helped him pick up the things

    C. carried all the things for him                                    D. went away quickly

    29. Which of the following is true?

    A. Tim and Sam were brothers.                                    B. Tim and Sam were in the same school.

    C. Sam was good at all of his subjects.                               D. Sam finally killed himself.

    30. What did they do at Sam’s home except?

    A. playing video games                                                       B. drinking some Coke

    C. having a pleasant talk                                                    D. watching TV

    31. Three days before graduation, Sam asked Tim to talk because he       .

    A. hoped to go on holiday together                                    B. wanted to kill himself again

    C. hoped to have lunch together                                        D. wanted to tell him his story

    32. What would Sam probably say at last?

    A. You saved my life.                                                   B. I should die.

    C. You did a good job.                                                        D. You helped me a lot.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:7 入库时间:2017-09-18
    来源: 重庆市第一中学2015-2016学年高二下学期期中考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

       “Let’s have a journey. Why not fly out and meet me, Dad?” I say one day.

    My father had just retired after 27 years as a manager for IBM. His job filled his day, his thoughts, and his life. While he woke up and took a warm shower, I screamed under a freezing waterfall in Peru. While he tied a tie and put on the same Swiss watch, I rowed a boat across Lake of the Ozarks.

    My father sees me drifting aimlessly, nothing to show for my 33 years but a passport full of funny stamps. He wants me to settle down, but now I want him to find an adventure.

    He agrees to travel with me through the national parks. We meet four weeks later in Rapid City.

    “What's our first stop” asks my father.

    “What time is it

    “Still don't have a watch

    Less than an hour away is Mount Rushmore. As he stares up at the four Presidents carved in granite(花岗岩), his mouth and eyes open slowly, like those of a little boy.

    “Unbelievable,” he says. “How was this done

    A film in the information center shows sculptor Gutzon Borglum devoted 14 years to the sculpture and then left the final touches to his son.

    We stare up and I ask myself, “Would I ever devote my life to anything

    No directions, no goals. I always used to hear those words in my father's voice. Now I hear them in my own.

    The next day we’re at Yellowstone National Park, where we have a picnic.

    “Did you ever travel with your dad” I ask.

    “Only once,” he says. “I never spoke much with my father. We loved each other — but never said it. Whatever he could give me, he gave.”

    That last sentence — it’s probably the same thing I’d say about my father. And what I’d want my child to say about me.

    In Glacier National Park, my father says, “I've never seen water so blue.” I have, in several places of the world. I can keep traveling, I realize — and maybe a regular job won't be as dull as I feared.

    Weeks after our trip, I call my father.

    “The photos from the trip are wonderful,” he says. “We've got to take another trip like that sometime.”

    I tell him I've decided to settle down, and I'm wearing a watch.

    21. We can learn from Paragraphs 2 and 3 that the father _____.

    A. was a very fashionable manager

        B. was unhappy with the author's lifestyle

        C. got bored with his job so he retired

        D. liked the author's collection of stamps

    22. What does the author realize at Mount Rushmore?

        A. He should pursue a specific aim in life.

        B. He should learn sculpture in the future.

        C. His father is as innocent as a little boy.

        D. His father is interested in sculpture.

    23. From the underlined paragraph, we can see that the author _____

        A. wants his children to learn from their grandfather

        B. hopes to give whatever he can to his father

        C. learns how to communicate with his father

        D. comes to understand what parental love means

    24. What could be inferred about the author and his father from the end of the story?

        A. They decide to learn photography together.

        B. They begin to change their attitudes to life.

        C. The call solves their disagreements.

        D. The Swiss watch has drawn them closer.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:11 入库时间:2017-09-17
    来源: 浙江省温州中学2016-2017学年高一10月月考英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    When I came to Cincinnati as an au pair (家庭打工留学生), a lot of things there were different from what I knew. My host family lived in a huge house I could only describe as a "castle"In Germany I had lived in a small apartment together with my mom. Soon I found out that the "castle" was actually rather small in our neighborhood.

    Everybody there was very friendly and polite. They greeted you when they were walking by at least 3 feet away from you. They must not have seen a German au pair before, for most people I met asked me all kinds of questions about Germany. I enjoyed answering their various strange questions. I made a lot of friends and I started to hang out with them.

     Of course, there were a number of new things, and it took me the whole year to find them all out. I never got homesick. Perhaps it was because I did not have too many negative experiences and felt loved and welcomed there.

    However, I had undergone some painful experience back in Germany. I was frustrated by the way people would run me over and not even say "Sorry."  Taking up my studies at the TU-Dresden, I felt lonely. Everybody here seemed to be withdrawn(离群的) and I missed everything I had in Cincinnati. Germany was so "cold". I found it so much harder to make new friends. After six months I got a roommate and only two good friends. I also flew back to Cincinnati several times for long periods. I felt that without those visits I was not able to make it.

    Now I am over this German culture shock. It almost took me an entire year. I am still going back and forward between Dresden and Cincinnati four times a year.

    49. When the author lived in Cincinnati, ________.

    A. she lived in a real castle

    B. some people were not very kind to her

    C. many people were curious about her motherland

    D. she lived in the biggest house in the neighborhood

    50. In the opinion of the author, life in Cincinnati was________.

    A. wonderful        B. hard         C. painful          D. strange

    51. The underlined word "undergone" in Paragraph 4 probably means________

    A. welcomed         B. accepted     C. expected     D. suffered

    52. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the author?

    A. She lived with her mother in a big house in Germany.

    B. She never went back to Cincinnati after she came back to Germany.

    C. She seldom hung out with her American friends as she was too busy.

    D. She did miss her friends in Cincinnati when she was at the TU-Dresden.

    53. What is the best title for this passage?

    A. University life in Germany       B. My culture shock experience

    C. Advantages of living in USA      D. How to be an au pair in USA

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:4 入库时间:2017-09-17
    来源: 浙江省金华十校2016-2017学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most original and influential figures in the history of photography.His photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form.

    Henri's family was wealthy-his father made a fortune as a textile manufacturer—but Henri later joked that due to his parents' economical ways,it often seemed as though his family was poor.

    Educated in Paris,Henri developed an early love for literature and arts.As a teenager,Henri was against his parents' formal ways of education.In his early adulthood,he fell in love with several appetites,but it was art that remained at the center of his life.

    Henri traveled to Africa in 1931 to hunt antelope and boar.And Africa fueled another interest in him: photography.He then wandered around the world with his camera,using a handheld camera to catch images from fleeting moments of everyday life.

    Not long after World War Ⅱ,Henri traveled east,spending considerable time in India,where he met and photographed Gandhi shortly before he was killed in 1948.Henri's work to document Gandhi's death and its immediate effect on the country became one of Life Magazine's most prized photo essays.

    Henri's approach to photography remained much the same throughout his life.He made clear his dislike of images that had been improved by artificial light,darkroom effects,and even cutting.The naturalist in Henri believed that all editing should be done when the photo is taken.In 1952,his first book,The Decisive Moment,a rich collection of his work spanning two decades,was published."There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment,"he said.

    In 1968,he began to turn away from photography and returned to his passion for drawing and painting.

    4. Which of the following is true about Henri's photography career?

    A. He developed a passion for photography when traveling to Africa.

    B. He quit photography on publishing The Decisive Moment.

    C. He documented Gandhi's everyday life.

    D. He devoted all his life to photography.

    5. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the underlined word in paragraph 2?

    A. Costly.    B. Generous.

    C. Financial.    D. Saving.

    6. What is special about Henri's approach to photography?

    A. He only shot photos at decisive moments.

    B. He preferred to edit his images in his darkroom.

    C. His most photos described things in their natural ways.

    D. He tried different ways and settled on being a naturalist.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:2 入库时间:2017-09-17
    来源: 新疆石河子第一中学2016-2017学年高一上学期周测(10.25)英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    Henry was an office worker in a big city. He worked very hard and enjoyed traveling in his holidays.

    He usually went to the seaside, but one year he saw an advertisement in a newspaper. “Enjoy country life. Spend a few weeks at West Hill Farm. Good food. Fresh air. Horse riding. Walking. Fishing. Cheap and interesting.”

    “This sounds a good idea,” he thought. “I’ll spend a month at West Hill Farm. I think I can enjoy horse riding, walking and fishing. They’ll make a change from sitting by the seaside and swimming.”

    He wrote to the farmer. In the letter he said that he would like to spend all of July there. Then on the first of July, he left for West Hill Farm.

    But four days later, he returned home.

    “What was wrong with West Hill Farm?” his best friend, Ed, asked him. “Didn’t you enjoy country life?”

    “Country life was very good,” Henry said. “But there was another problem.”

    “Oh. What?”

    “Well,” he said, “the first day I was there a sheep died, and we had roast mutton for dinner.”

    “What’s wrong with that?” Ed asked. “Fresh meat is the best.”

    “I know, but on the second day a cow died, and we had roast beef for dinner.”

    “Lucky you!”

    “You don’t understand,” Henry said. “on the third day a pig died and we had roast pork for dinner.”

    “A different meat every day,” Ed said loudly, “and you are complaining!”

    “Let me finish,” Henry said. “on the fourth day the farmer died, and I didn’t dare ()stay for dinner!”

    61. How did Henry find out about the farm?

    A. He saw it in a newspaper advertisement.         B. His best friend told him.

    C. He wrote to the farmer.                       D. Maybe he learned it from the radio.

    62. Henry came back home several days later because ______________.

    A. he didn’t like the country life at all             B. the farmer wasn’t friendly to him

    C. his holiday was over                        D. he thought he might have to eat the farmer

    63 Which is the best title for the passage?

    A. What a beautiful farm!   B. Have a good time.     C. A short holiday D. Henry and the farmer.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:0 入库时间:2017-09-17
    来源: 新疆石河子第一中学2016-2017学年高一10月月考英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

       I lay there buried alive under our house when the bomb hit our city. The great    31   _started by the bomb came nearer and nearer to us as workers tried to    32    us. Hurry! they cried to one another as the flames(火焰) came nearer. At last they reached us and    33     me and my mother out from under everything    34    the flames reached us .

    Later, as I thought of the pilot of the plane that _   35   _ the bomb on our city, I cried, I hate him. I hate him. The people with marked faces from the _  36_   of the bomb made me cry, I hate him. I saw people suffering a terrible, _  37     death. Again and again I cried as I saw these people, I hate him!

    Some time later, that man appeared in a meeting I _  38    . As I looked at him, I _  39    him very much. Then I listened to what he told us of his _  40    the day when he dropped the bomb on our city. I heard him say, When I flew over the city_  41    we dropped the bomb, I cried, Oh, God ,what have I _  42    . I could see that he found it _  43     to speak of that day.

    As this happened I suddenly _  44   my hatred (仇恨) of him was _   45   . It only made me unhappy also. As I did this, it was as if a heavy load (负担) _  46     my shoulders. Then I decided to

        47     him. I did so and my life was _  48    .

    I now help those who suffer from _   49   other people. I try to help them to _  50      everyone, as I am now able to do.

    31.Asound                   Bheat                       Cfire                  Dlight

    32.Acall                     Breach                     Cfind                 Dhelp

    33.Aput                      Bsent                       Cpulled              Dbrought

    34.Aafter                      Bas                          Cwhen                Dbefore

    35.Amade                    Bdropped                Cattacked           Dset

    36.Anoise                     Benergy                  Ceffect              Dpower

    37.Aslow                      Bserious                  Csad                   Dhard

    38.Ajoined                   Btook                       Cattended              Dgave

    39.Ahated                    Bfeared                   Chonored           Dbelieved

    40.Aactivity               Bidea                      Cexperience       Dopinion      

    41.Awhen                    Bafter                      Cas                     Dbefore 

    42.Agot                      Bheard                    Cdone               Dseen

    43.Adifficult              Beasy                      Cuseless             Dproud

    44.Aimagined              Brealized                Cknew                Dthought

    45.Aright                      Bfunny                   Cnecessary         Dwrong

    46.Atook away            Btook off                Cfell off             Dfell on

    47.Aforgive           Bkill                        Cdefeat               Daccept

    48.Abalanced             Bchanged                Ccontinued         Druined

    49.Apunishing              Bhurting                 Cdisliking            Dhating

    50.Arespect                Blove                      Cconsider            Dmove

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读
  • 难度: 使用次数:8 入库时间:2017-09-12
    来源: 西藏自治区拉萨中学2016-2017学年高二上学期第一次月考英语试题 Word版含解析.doc

    Clara Barton, born on Christmas in 1821, is widely known as one of the most honored women in American history. She began teaching school when most teachers were men at that time. Later, she became one of the first

    women ever to be employed by the government.

    Her career in helping the sick began when her brother David became her first patient. He fell down from the roof of a house when Clara was just 11 years old. She stayed by his side and looked after him for three years, learning how to give him all his medicines.

    When the Civil War began in 1861, she immediately recognized that the poorly equipped soldiers needed help. Instead of waiting for others to step in, Clara collected necessary things on her own, asked the public for donations and learned how to store and distribute them to soldiers. She also read to the soldiers and wrote letters for them.

    After the Battle of Cedar Mountain in northern Virginia in 1862, Clara arrived at a field hospital at midnight with a vehicle full of supplies. A doctor named Paul Smith at that hospital would later write, “I thought heaven had sent out an angel that night — her assistance arrived at exactly the right time.”

    In 1869, Clara went to Europe and learned about the International Committee of the Red Cross. Upon her return to the United States, she successfully founded the American Red Cross. She led the organization for the next 23 years. Her last field mission (使命) as president of the American Red Cross was to help the victims of the 1900 Galveston hurricane. She did not retire (退休) from the American Red Cross until she was 83. True to her nature, Clara always went to where the need was the greatest.

    Today, the American Red Cross continues the mission Clara started more than 100 years ago. With the help of thousands of volunteers, the American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters, as well as helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to all sorts of emergencies.

    32We can learn from Paragraph 2 that Clara Barton was _____.

    A. honest            B. caring       C. talented         D. modest

    33After the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton _____.

    A. joined the army and fought bravely          B. went to Europe for further study

    C. continued to work as a teacher              D. did a lot to help soldiers

    34Seeing Clara Barton’s arrival, Dr. Smith must have felt _____.

    A. excited and grateful                      B. proud and joyful

    C. shy and nervous                         D. sad and sorry

    35What is mainly described in Paragraph 5?

    A. The aim of the American Red Cross.       B. The importance of voluntary donations.

    C. Clara Barton and the American Red Cross.  D. Clara Barton’s contribution to the Civil War.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:人物传记/故事类阅读