Henry found work in a bookstore after he finished middle school. He wouldn’t do anything but wanted to get rich. Mr. King thought he was too lazy and was going to send him away. Henry was afraid and had to work hard.
It was a cold morning. It was snowing and there was thin ice on the streets. Few people went to buy the books and the young man had nothing to do. He hated to read, so he watched the traffic. Suddenly he saw a bag fall off a truck and it landed by the other side of the street.
“It must be full of expensive things, ”Henry said to himself. “I have to get it, or others will take it away. ”
He went out of the shop and ran across the street. A driver saw him and began to whistle（鸣笛）, but he didn’t hear it and went on running. The man drove aside, hit a big tree and was hurt in the accident. Two weeks later Henry was taken to court（法庭）. A judge asked if he heard the whistle when he was running across the street. He said that something was wrong with his ears and he could hear nothing.
“But you’ve heard me this time.”said the judge.
“Oh, I’m sorry. Now I can hear with one ear.”
“Cover the ear with your hand and listen to me with your deaf（聋的）one. Well, can you hear me? ”
“No, I can’t. sir. ”
21. Which word can you use to describe Mr. King?
A. humorous B. serious C. kind D. lovely
22. Why did Mr. King want to send Henry away?
A. Because Henry didn’t work hard.
B. Because Henry hoped to be rich.
C. Because Henry finished middle school.
D. Because Henry sold few books.
23. The driver was afraid to _______, so he drove aside.
A. hit Henry B. hurt himself C. fall behind D. lose the bag
24. What does the underlined word “judge” mean in Chinese?
A. 裁判 B. 律师 C. 法官 D. 原告
According to the survey conducted recently on “What do you think of students’ cheating in examinations” among 500 teenagers in a middle school, nearly 100 percent of the students think that it is wrong to cheat but nearly 60 percent of them have cheated in examinations to some degree. The reasons they listed for their cheating are as follows.
First, in a crazy society like ours, everybody is deeply concerned about our grades. Our parents can ignore anything but our grades. They seldom care about our feelings. If we fail or do not do well in an examination, they feel upset or even angry and we have got to go through a series of unpleasant experiences. So in order not to be scolded or even beaten by our parents, we sometimes cheat to get a good grade, which saves us a lot of trouble and satisfies our parents.
Second, some of us don’t cheat on purpose. We know it is dishonest to cheat and it is wrong, but we
[Z-x-x-k.Com]simply can’t help it and do it just out of habit. Besides, we are afraid of being looked down upon by our teachers and classmates if we fail or get low points.
Third, some of us want to get a psychological balance. Since everybody else cheats, why should I not cheat? I study hard and I am honest in examinations but I never get any praise from my teachers or parents just because I get low points. It is not fair.
Do you share these opinions of the students? What’s your opinion about students’ cheating in examinations?
25.How many reasons for cheating in the exam are mentioned in the passage?
A. two B. three C. four D. five
26.What does the underlined phrase mean in paragraph 4?
A.a feeling that makes us feel calm in heart.
B.a feeling that makes us feel easy in heart.
C.a feeling that makes us feel important in heart.
D.a feeling that makes us feel relaxed in heart.
27.What’s the writer’s attitude to this problem?
A. agree B. disagree C. neither agree nor disagree D. not concerned
The United States is full of cars. There are still many families without cars, but some families have two or more. However, cars are used for more than pleasure. They are a necessary part of life.
Cars are used for business. They are driven to offices and factories by workers who have no other way to get to their jobs. When salesmen are sent to different parts of the city, they have to drive in order to carry
[Z-x-x-k.Com]their products. Farmers have to drive into the city in order to get supplies.
Sometimes small children must be driven to school. In some cities school buses are used only when children live more than a mile away from the school. When the children are too young to walk too far, their mothers take turns driving them to school. One mother drives on Mondays taking her own children and the neighbors' as well. Another mother drives on Tuesdays, another on Wednesday, and so on. This is called forming a car pool. Men also form car pools, with three or four men taking turns driving to the place where they all work.
More car pools should be formed in order to put fewer cars on the road and use less gas. Too many cars are being driven. Something will have to be done about the use of cars.
28. The United States is filled with cars, but .
A. every American has a car B. few families have two cars or even more
C. not every family has a car D. every family has a car
29. What's the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. Workers drive cars to offices and factories B. Cars are widely used
C. Farmers drive into cities to get supplies. D. Salesmen drive to carry their products.
30. Which statement is true according to the third paragraph?
A. Small children are driven to school.
B. All children go to school by bus in some cities.
C. Mothers drive their children who can't walk to school.
D. School buses pick up all children.
31. Mothers form car pools in order that .
A. they can drive their own children to school
B. they can take turns driving their children to school
C. they reach school quickly
D. they can drive their children to school in time
Every day, 340 million people speak it. One billion people are learning it and it is said that by 2050, half of the world’s population will be using it. What are we talking about? That global language—English.
The English language started in Britain in the 5th century. It is a mixed language. It was built up when German. Scandinavian and French invaders settled in England and created a common language for communication.
Today it is the official language of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Ireland as well as many islands in the Caribbean . Many other countries and regions use it for politics and business, for example, India. Pakistan, Nigeria and the Philippines. English is also one of the official languages of Hong Kong.
But global advertising and pop music mean that in most countries, you will see or hear some English. Thanks to McDonalds, we all know about "burgers". "fries" and "milkshakes". Songs by Madonna, Britney Spears and Celine Dion are in English. We can sing along, even if we do not understand what we are singing!
English is a messy (杂乱的) language. Every year, dictionaries include new words that talk about popular culture, for example, computer-related words such as "blogging", "download" and "chatroom". Also included are words that teenagers use. Who does not know "cool", "OK" and “hello” ?
Other languages also influence English. Many English words come from French. Words like "cafe" and expressions like "c'est la vie" (that is life) are all part of the English language. On the other hand, the French language includes English words like "le weekend" and "le camping". German words are also part of English. Words like "kindergarten" come from the German language.
Recently, British people have become interested in "yoga". But the word comes from an ancient Hindu language in India.
32. The English language has a history of ______.
A. over 2000 years B. over 500 years C. over 1500 years D. over 1000 years
33. Which of the following statements is true about the language of English ?
A. Its vocabulary are enlarged every year..
B. It has borrowed words from all the other languages.
C. French words are used by the English because dictionaries have French words.
D. Singers and film stars have the greatest influence on language.
34. How many people in the world are using English now?
A. One billion people B. 340 million
C. almost all the people in the world.
D. not mentioned above, but the number is growing rapidly.
35. Many countries and regions use it for politics and business except______.
A. the USA B. Nigeria C. the Philippines D. Norway
An epitome(缩影) of American culture
The United States of America is an immigrant country with all kinds of races from all over the world, such as Africans, Asians, Europeans and South Americans, with the Indians its natives. 36 .
37 .So English plays an important role in the USA and becomes its only official language. If someone asks who do say only one language, the answer must be Americans. 38 . You can recognize Americans and know he is southeastern (one speaks a bit slow but clearly)or northeastern (one speaks quickly) by their accents. 39 . Take the followings as an example, if you hear an English-speaking person says “would you like to pay a visit to my flat for diner tonight?”, but does not say: “would you like to visit my apartment…?” he may be an English but not American.
40 . The U.SA took an active part in the G20 summit conference held in Hangzhou, China last month. And many people regard American English as the standard English. Believe it or not, many people retell what the Americans say and try to learn a mouthful of American accent!
American English is an epitome of American culture which shows The USA is tolerant, easy-going, but commanding!
A. Because of it, the USA is a country with colorful and special culture, in which English is a good example
B. But the language differs from area to area in USA, for most of Americans have strong accent but less dialect.
C. In the modern time the USA plays an important part in the international affairs.
D. You also can tell them from Englishmen by the words and phrases which they use.
E.The British have ruled America for over 300 years.
F. As a result, the USA becomes a powerful country in which English are widely used.
G. At present the language used in the USA is very wonderful.