----The cake is delicious.
----Well, at least it is the one I baked last week.
A．as bad as B．no better than
C．no worse than D．not better than
--- How much do I owe you for lunch?
--- ．It’s nothing.
A．You’re welcome B．Forget it
C．With pleasure D．That’s right
Is some German friends visited last week?
A．this school B．this the school
C．this school one D．this school where
that they may eventually reduce the amount of labor needed on construction sites by 90 percent．
A．Such construction robots are clever B．So clever the construction robots are
C．Such clever construction robots are D．So clever are the construction robots
for the fact that she got hit by a car and broke her leg on her way to school, she might have passed the exam.
A．Hadn’t it been B．Had it not been
C．Was it not D．Were it not
Hesitating what to do, .
A．so let’s not go outing B．we had to stay home
C．the tour was cancelled D．but we should still take the tour
The retired man donated most of his savings to the school damaged by the earthquake in Yushu, _______ the students to return to their classrooms．
A．enabling B．having enabled
C．to enable D．to have enabled
He spent at least as much time reading as you online yesterday.
A．had to chat B．did chatting
C．do chatting D．had chatted
--- Why does the lake smell terrible?
---Because large quantities of water .
A．have polluted B．is being polluted
C．have been polluted D．has been polluted
The book didn’t children probably because the author employed too many scientific terms in it.
A．appeal to B．apply to C．intend to D．lead to
Had she her promise, she would have made it to Yale University.
A．lived up to B．looked up to C．kept up with D．come up with
his bookishness, curiously little is known about the worldview of Gordon Brown, the first British Prime Minister said to be a real intellectual in decades.
A．Though B．As C．In spite that D．Despite
After the long journey, the three of them went back home, .
A．hungry and tiredly B．hungrily and tired
C．hungrily and tiredly D．hungry and tired
Not far from the school there was a garden, owner seated in it playing chess with his little grandson every afternoon.
A．its B．whose C．which D．that
To make matters worse, Mr. Green lost his job last year．So the family are struggling to make ends meet．
A．/; the B．/; / C．the; / D．the; the
“No man is an island”is a well-known line from John Donne’s Devotion, written more than three hundred years ago．Even now people still agree with him．No one can live a completely isolated life．Without other people, life became empty and sad．We all need to have friends.
For some of us, though making friends is not difficult, feeling shy, we may not want to make the first move．It is also difficult at times to keep the friends we already have.
There are many books about friendship, but Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, written in 1936, is the most famous．This “how to” book about getting along with other people became a best seller．It was later put into 28 languages.
Dale Carnegie’s advice seems to be simple, but can his advice help you? Do you need to change the way you act? Here is the list of advice from his book:
（1）Be friendly and polite.
Always greet with a smile．Begin with “excuse me ” or “would you please” when ．Remember to say “thank you” and try to be as helpful as you can.
（2）Go out of your way to be nice.
Find some time to do special things for other people．Making some soup for a sick neighbour may seem like a little thing to you, but it will make your neighbour feel a lot better.
They say that the sweetest music to a person’s ears is the sound of his or her own name.
Try to understand other people’s ways and ideas and learn something from them.
（5）Listen patiently． When someone is talking to you, look at him or her, listen carefully and say something when necessary．
1．What is the best title of this passage？（Please answer within 5 words）
2．Please fill in the blank with proper words.（Please answer within 10 words）
3．Which sentence in the passage can be replaced by the following one?
They will feel very happy when they hear their names．
4．Why do some of us feel it not easy to make friends?（Please answer within 10 words）
5．Translate the underlined sentence in the second paragraph into Chinese.
Have you ever noticed what happens to an idea once you express it? Just talking about it or writing it down causes you to make it clear in your own mind．How can you use this to increase your brain power? Start writing．
By putting thoughts into words, you are telling yourself the logic （逻辑） behind what you think, feel, or only partly understand．Often, explaining a thought is the process of understanding．In other words, you increase your brain power by exercising your “explain power.”
Try this experiment．Explain how you’ll increase your brain power, even if you have no idea how right now．Just start with anything, and create an explanation．For example, start with “I’ll learn chess,” or “I’ll read an article on the mind every week.” Explain how that will help．You’ll be surprised how often this becomes a workable plan, and if you actually do this, you’ll have a better understanding of your brain twenty minutes from now．
Another benefit of writing is that it helps you remember．Many, if not most, highly productive people are always taking notes．You can try keeping it all in your head, but if you keep a journal of your ideas the next time you’re working on a big project, you’ll probably have more success．
Want to understand a topic? Write a book about it．That’s an extreme example, but if you are learning something new, write a letter to a friend about it, and you will understand it better．Want to invent something? Write an explanation of the problem, why you want to solve it, and why it is worth solving, and you’re half-way there．
Writers don’t always write because they clearly understand something beforehand．Often, they write about something because they want to understand it．You can do the same．Writing will help bring you to an understanding．Give it a try.
1．What would be the best title for the text?
A．A Way on How to Write
B．Increase Your Brain Power through Writing
C．Brain Power Helps Improve Your Writing
D．How to Start Your Writing
2．According to the text, writing can help you a lot in the following ways EXCEPT ______.
A．the increase of your brain power
B．the ability to remember
C．the development of your interest in study
D．the better understanding of a topic
3．If a writer writes something, it means that he or she _______.
A．has understood it very well
B．needs to understand it better
C．wants to remember it in his or her mind
D．is exercising his or her “explain power”
4．The underlined sentence “you’re half-way there” in the fifth paragraph implies that ______.
A．you are already successful
B．you still need to work hard
C．writing can help you walk half way
D．writing is important to solve problems
5．What’s the main purpose of the writer writing the text?
A．To advise readers to start their writing．
B．To explain the importance of writing.
C．To persuade readers to become writers．
D．To increase readers’ brain power.
It was a beautiful day at the beach—blue sky, gentle wind, calm sea．I knew these things because a man sitting five feet from me was shouting them into his mobile phone, like a play-by-play announcer （实况解说员）.
“IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY,” he shouted．“THE SKY IS BLUE, AND THERE’S A GENTLE WIND, AND THE WATER IS CALM, AND…”
Behind me, a woman, her mobile phone pressed to her ear was walking back and forth.
“She DIDN’T,” she was saying．“No．She DIDN’T．She DID? Really? Are you SERIOUS? She did NOT．She DID? No she…”
And so on．This woman had two children, who were playing in the sea．I found myself watching them, because the woman surely was not．A huge squid could have caught and snatched the children, and this woman would not have noticed．Or, if she had noticed, she’d have said, “Listen．I have to go, because a huge squid just……No! She didn’t ! She DID? No! She……”
And next to me, the play-by-play man would have said: “…AND A HUGE SQUID JUST ATE TWO CHILDREN, AND I’M GETTING A LITTLE SUNBURNED, AND …”
It used to be that the major trouble at the beach was the fellow who brought a boom box （便携式录音机） and turned it up so loud that the bass notes caused seagulls to explode．But at least you knew where these fellows were; you never know which beachgoers have mobile phones．You’ll settle next to what appears to be a sleeping sunbather, or even （you hope） a corpse , and you’ll lie happily on your towel, and you’ll get all the way to the second sentence of your 467-page book before you fall asleep to the hypnotic surge of the surf （催人入梦的潮声）, and …
BREEP! BREEP! The corpse sits up, feels urgently for its mobile phone, and shouts “Hello! I’m at the beach! Yes! It’s nice! Very peaceful! What? She did? No, she didn’t! She DID? No, she…”
Loud mobile-phoners never seem to get urgent calls．Just once, I’d like to hear one of them say, “Hello? Yes, this is Dr．Johnson．Oh, Dr．Smith．You’ve opened the abdominal cavity （腹腔）? Good! Now the appendix should be right under the … What? No, that’s the liver．Don’t take THAT out, ha ha! Oh, you did? My God! OK, now listen carefully…”
1．From the passage we can know that the writer of the passage _____.
A．had a wonderful holiday at the beach
B．must have suffered a lot because of the terrible weather
C．is only interested in talks by doctors about operation
D．experienced an unhappy holiday at the beach
2．According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
A．The writer often spends his holidays at the beach.
B．A huge squid ate two children while their mother was not watching.
C．Some people used to play boom box while spending their holidays at the beach.
D．Some people often make loud mobile phone calls without caring for others.
3．The underlined word “corpse” in this passage has the closest meaning to________.
A．a dead body B．a loud mobile phone
C．a sound sleeper D．a sleep lover
4．In the past the fellow who brought a boom box_________.
A．turned it up to make the seagulls happy
B．turned it up to cause the seagulls to explode
C．might cause less trouble than the beachgoers with mobile phones
D．might cause more trouble than the beachgoers with mobile phones
5．We can infer from the passage that _______.
A．the writer is interested in mobile phone.
B．the writer hates people using mobile phone
C．the writer hates to be disturbed while enjoying holidays on the beach.
D．the writer seldom finishes reading a book before going to sleep.
AAAGH! The Generation 90s is coming!
Wearing earphones, using complex Net language and constantly text messaging friends, the Gen-90s following the Gen-80s begin to make their world debut（初次登台）.
Each generation or age group has its own symbols and lifestyle．Read on and judge for yourselves if you fit the Gen-90s profile．
These little devices seem to grow on the heads of the Gen-90s．They might lead to MP3, MP4 or MP101 players, giving these young people a plugged-in，cool and perhaps self-addicted look, of course, life is not always music to the ears．
They have created their own code-like online language．It’s a mixture of English, Japanese and Chinese that perhaps only Martians can understand．This is an imaginative generation, though they need to be careful to keep it out of their term papers．
Saying “cheese” to their own digital cameras is routine for this generation．A little bit of narcissism （自恋） never hurts anyone．It helps them reflect a little on their own lives．But be aware of the risks of posting private photos online.
They can type their mobile phones as fast as they can speak．This is a generation that respects efficiency．However, oral communication is important and will never go out of style.
1．Who are the intended readers of the passage?
A．Teens B．Educators C．Socialists D．Parents
2．According to the passage, if you belong to the Gen-90s, you will ____________ .
A．just appreciate yourself and ignore others’ strengths.
B．make your presentation and have your own symbols and lifestyle.
C．have the same symbols and lifestyle of the Gen-80s．
D．like music and dance very much.
3．According to the text, the writer will choose ______ as a good example to the Gen-90.
A．Li Hua likes music and always wearing ipod
B．Zhang Chao is not only an imaginative boy but do everything efficiently.
C．Lily is a shy girl and she doesn’t like making friends.
D．Fangfang likes being taken photos and often posting them on line.
4．According to this passage, which is FALSE?
A．Not all teens are cautious about posting photos．
B．They type their mobile phones so fast that it can catch the speed of speaking.
C．The Gen-90s have a preference for some music players, and even regard them as a necessary part of life．
D．They don’t use the cool and complex online language in formal writing.
5．The main idea of the passage is about________.
A．the Gen-90s’ happy life
B．the difference between the Gen-80s and the Gen-90s
C．the Gen-90s’unique lifestyle and some practical warnings
D．the similarities between the Gen-80s and the Gen-90s
Scott Langteau has this message for kids: Spend less time playing video games.
It’s a message that many a mom and dad has tried to impress upon many a youngster （and some not-so-youngsters）who spends perhaps a bit too much time with game controllers in hand.
But the 40-year-old Langteau isn’t a parent．He’s experienced at video games — one who played producer on three “Medal of Honor” games and co-founded his own game development company.
Langteau has just published a children’s book called “Sofa Boy,” which tells the story of a kid who spends too much time sitting on the couch with controller held in hand and the rather terrible consequences that follow.
It’s a fairy tale plucked straight from Langteau's own experiences as a lad with a fondness for video games and his own bouts with a bit of game addiction．But first, Langteau would like to make one thing clear: “I’m not saying that you shouldn’t play video games．I think video games are great, I think they do great things for kids”．Instead, Langteau says his book is all about a little something called “moderation.（克制）”
“It’s about being well rounded,” he says．“Just like with anything else, we all need to make sure that there’s a variety in what we do.”
Video gamers can be rather bad-tempered when it comes to accepting criticism about their favorite entertainment．And understandably so．After all, most people who go around talking about the dangers of playing video games tend to be outsiders — people who don’t play video games and certainly don’t understand that they can be a valuable and healthy form of entertainment.
But Langteau and “Sofa Boy” seem to be in a unique position to deliver a message of gaming moderation that the young game-savvy（有经验的） masses might actually listen to．After all, this is a man who understands what it means to be a kid with a passion for games．His early experience has taught him a lesson.
1．Scott Langteau published “Sofa Boy” to ．
A．share his great skills on games B．warn kids against game addiction
C．tell about his fairy tale as a kid D．deliver a message for games
2．We can learn from the passage that ．
A．Langteau advises the young to play games within limits
B．Langteau advises the young not to play games
C．playing video games ruins the future of kids
D．playing video games is of no benefit to kids
3．Why are the video gamers not accepted by the outsiders?
A．Because they are bad-tempered.
B．Because they are dangerous to others.
C．Because they do nothing but play video games.
D．Because the value of the video games is not understood.
4．By saying “It’s about being well rounded” Langteau thinks ．20090506
A．games do great things for kids B．gamers are usually fat and round
C．games should be viewed from all sides D．gamers are to blame for their behaviors
5．What topic will be discussed in the following paragraph?
A．His idea to create “Sofa Boy”．
B．His great achievement in games as a kid．
C．His hard times to set up his game company．
D．His enthusiasm for games when he was a small boy．
One winter morning I bought a copy of the New York World and turned its pages until I got the “Help Wanted Unskilled” section．A small advertisement held my 1 .It read, “Easy job．Good wages．No experience 2 .” It sounded like the job I was 3 ．Easy job．Good wages．Those four words 4 now and then in my brain as I was traveling to the address indicated in the 5 ．Easy job．Good wages．Easy job．Good wages．Easy ...
When I got to the place I saw a series of large 6 half filled with water, out of which I noticed 7 the necks of many bottles of various sizes and shapes． 8 these basins there were a number of workers sitting on small wooden benches．All had their 9 in the water of the basin, the left hand holding a 10 and the thumb nail of the right hand scratching（刮;擦） the labels on 11 .
I sat down on a 12 beside one of the basins and started to work on one bottle．As the minutes went by I noticed that the 13 of the water started to 14 from my hand to my body．But 15 still, the delicate thumb of my right hand was 16 by the minute into a full blown tomato colored finger．A numb（麻木的）pain began to be felt 17 from my right thumb．Then I began to feel as if the pain was coming from a finger bigger than all my body.
After three hours of this I told the manager I’d 18 .He figured I had 19 69 cents at 23 cents an hour．With the money, I left the working place．“Easy job．Good wages.” came to my brain again．Looking at my hands, I 20 myself, “Can easy job get good wages？”
1．A．eyes B．attention C．decision D．breath
2．A．necessary B．relevant C．practical D．primitive
3．A．running after B．looking for C．heading for D．looking after
4．A．circled B．moved C．flashed D．attacked
5．A．letter B．sign C．advertisement D．post
6．A．baskets B．bowls C．pots D．basins
7．A．hiding B．sticking C．rising D．breaking
8．A．In B．Above C．Under D．Around
9．A．arms B．hands C．legs D．feet
10．A．knife B．snail C．bottle D．brush
11．A．that B．those C．them D．it
12．A．chair B．bench C．bottle D．sofa
13．A．smell B．coldness C．color D．steam
14．A．spread B．travel C．recycle D．accelerate
15．A．worse B．better C．more D．rather
16．A．going B．finding C．growing D．becoming
17．A．now and then B．here and there C．one by one D．little by little
18．A．adapt B．equip C．bargain D．quit
19．A．taken B．offered C．earned D．created
20．A．thought B．asked C．found D．hated
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Dear Sir / Madam,
My family and I are planning a visit to Shanghai World Expo in the coming vacation．