Jack was born without eyes. He was very lucky as he grew up having other kittens(young cats) to socialize(交往) with, and was used to people from the moment he was born.However, when it came time to find the kittens homes, no one knew where Jack would end up.
That’s when I got an e-mail from my friend. All she asked was “Do you still want one of the kittens? There’s one here with no eyes and no one would like to take him.” Without thinking I told her that I did want the kitten.When we first brought him home,Jack stayed mostly in my room. After about a day he had no issues running
A few weeks after getting Jack, we got a new barn cat named Bear. Jack and Bear have become best friends. It doesn’t matter that he can’t see,.He always knows when Bear is around. He’ll run across the yard straight to Bear and wrap his front legs around his neck in a big hug. They run after each other around and wrestle(摔跤).They’ll lie down in the grass together when tired
Jack is truly an inspiration. I’ve owned lots of kittens in my life, but Jack is the happiest and most playful. He doesn’t feel sorry for himself. He doesn’t need pity. I think Jean,owner of Gumbo,another eyeless cat, said it best when she told me that cats don’t have disabilities, they have adaptabilities.
21.Why did Jack come to our home?
A. I cared for an eyeless cat.
B.I didn’t mind whether he was blind.
C. No other young cats kept him company.
D.My friend begged me to take him home.
22. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A.Jack often wrestles with Bear indoors.
B. Jack likes to play with a new eyeless cat.
C. Jack quickly adapts to the new environment.
D.Jack is good at talking and playing with people.
23. What does the underlined word “issue” in Paragraph 3 mean?
A.Trouble B. Fun C. Luck D.Business
24. What does the passage mainly tell us?
A.A cat has nine lives.
B.All is well that ends well.
C. God help those who help themselves.
D. A good beginning makes a good ending.
It’s a familiar feeling.Your friend has made the team for Saturday’s big game,and you take a certain pleasure in telling him you can’t be there to watch him play.You smile,but that voice in you asks,why him and not you?
Envy is a fault that we like to keep secret.It raises its ugly head when we focus on what we want but don’t possess now,or we may even wish for and take pleasure in someone losing it.Feelings of unfairness are part of being human,but when you focus on them,you can never get out of your dark emotions.And that makes you feel bad.
So is there a solution?Is there anything you can do to stop the most ungenerous emotions?Well,why not turn envy on its head,and make it the encouragement you need for self-improvement?The best weapon against envy is not to compete where you can’t shine,but to do your absolute best where you can.
Start by making peace with yourself,and accept the gifts which make you unique.Make an agreement with yourself to be the best you can be.Then find out exactly the circumstances and qualities in others that start your envy.Is it someone’s singing voice,their work promotion or their new car?Envy shows us the things we’d like to have-so make up a plan to earn what’s important to you.Sign up for a night class.Start a training program.Give up a treat or two,and start saving for what you want.
And aim for real pleasure in the achievements and good fortune of others.Cheer on your friend when he scores that goal.Enjoy your best friend’s wedding day.Then go out and do something special,and make yourself wonderfully proud of you.
25.The first paragraph is intended to ______.
A. give examples B. tell the main idea
C. introduce the topic D. ask questions
26.When envy appears,we actually______.
A. ignore its existence B. have feelings of unfairness
C. share it with friends D. lose something of our own
27.What is the best way to help stop envy?
A. Developing your own strengths to the full.
B. Competing for what you are not good at.
C. Forgetting about the things you can’t get.
D. Trying to get anything that makes you envy.
28. How does the author sound in the passage?
A.Subjective B. Objective
C. Unconcerned D. Worried
The British Museum
What’s onAlthough many parts of Asia have long been connected through trade along Silk Road and shared religious systems,there are strong regional differences.In addition to various languages,Asia has developed its cultural networks,patterns of government,technology
The diverse cultural life of Africa has been expressed through everyday cooking objects and unique works of art since ancient times.The Museum’s collection of over 200,000 African items includes archaeological and contemporary material from across the continent.
The Iron Age was a time of big change for the people of Britain and Europe.Iron replaced bronze as the material used to make tools and weapons,while religion,art,daily life,economics and politics changed greatly.
Admission and opening times
The Museum is free and open daily 10:00-17:30 except Friday,and is open until 20:30 on Fridays,except Good Friday.The Museum is open every day except for 24,25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Monday-Thursday 10:00-17:30 Friday 10:00-20:00
Saturday 10:30-17:30 Sunday 10:00-17:30
Monday-Thursday 09:30-17:30 Friday 09:30-20:00
Saturday 09:30-17:30 Sunday 10:00-17:30
Nearest underground stations:
Tottenham Court Road(500m) Holborn(500m)
Russell Square(800m) Goodge Street(800m)
Buses that stop near the Museum:1,8,19,X25,38,55,98,242
The Museum lies within the Congestion(拥堵)Charge Zone.There is little on-street parking nearby.The nearest car park to the Museum is located at Bloomsbury Square.There is limited parking in the Museum’s open space for disabled visitors only.
29. In the museum,you may not see items from ______.
A. Asia B. Africa C. Europe D.America
30. If you want to buy artists’ works of the Iron Age,you may go to the Museum at ______.
A. 20:15 Friday,July 11 B. 14:45 Saturday,January 1
C.18:00 Wednesday,February 14 D. 10:30 Sunday,December 28
31. Which is TRUE according to the passage?
A.It is not convenient to drive cars to the Museum.
B. The No.55 bus stop is the nearest to the Museum.
C. It is 500 meters from Russell Square to the Museum.
D. The old can park their cars in the Museum’s open area.
A survey has shown that what you do on a plane can be determined by which nationality is listed on your passport.
According to the results of an international passenger survey.Australians are the biggest drinkers on board with 36 percent choosing to down the hatch(干杯),compared to 35 percent of Americans and 33 percent of Brits.
The Airline Passenger Experience Association(APEX) spoke to around 1,500 people,aged 18 and older,who have travelled by plane at least once during the last three months and were living in the United States,United Kingdom,Germany,Japan,China,Singapore,Australia and Brazil.
The results found Chinese travelers are most likely to nod off once the seat-belt sign switches off.They are also the first to take out their credit card for some in-flight shopping and the biggest fans of gaming.Americans on the other hand like to use their time in the air more productively-when not drinking-choosing to work while flying at 35,000 feet.
Meanwhile,Brits and Germans are the best at making chat with random strangers-spending 50 percent more time than any other nationality.Comparatively,Brazilians conduct their conversations online via email,messaging apps or social media.
Despite plane food having a bad reputation,seven out of ten interviewees said they were happy to eat up on the selection of in-flight snacks and meals.In-flight magazines were also popular with four out of five passengers.
The international flyers did however express their desire for better in-flight entertainment.”The industry has greatly improved the comfort,entertainment and onboard service,and passengers are accepting those improvements”said Russell Lemieux,APEX executive director”At the same time,passengers are demanding more from their air travel experiences which will drive more improvements touching all aspects of the journey. ”he added.
32. What can you probably see in the flight according to the passage?
A. Brazilians choose to drink.
B. Germans chat to kill the time.
C. Americans do in-flight shopping.
D. The Chinese switch off the seat-belt sign.
33.When on board the plane,______.
A. most passengers like to read in-flight magazines
B. passengers from one nation have little in common
C. more than half of the passengers don’t enjoy plane food
D. most people tend to use in-flight time to have a good sleep.
34. What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A. Flyers care little about entertainment.
B. Flyers are expecting better flight experiences.
C. Flyers are not satisfied with the improvements.
D. Flyers have more and more demands from airlines.
35. What’s the purpose of the passage?
A.To entertain readers with interesting stories.
B. To encourage people to behave well in public..
C.To criticize impolite behaviors on the plane.
D.To inform readers of the results of a survey.
Applying for college in the United States from another country can be exciting and challenging. 36 But it is not difficult if you follow the procedures carefully.
There are more applicants than the colleges in the United States can accept in any year. 37 The key to successful admission is in careful planning and completing the required steps on time.Keep in mind the following advice during your college planning.
·What kind of person are you?
·What are your interests?
·Why do you think studying in another country will be good for you?
·What if studying in another country makes you feel anxious?
Start planning ahead of time.39 identify the things that are the most important to you.Make a
A. Talk about your family situations.
B. Consider your own characteristics.
C.Be realistic about how you will pay for the education.
D.Then process may be different from the one in your country.
E.Plan about two years before you wish to start studying in the US.
F. Follow the advice above,and you will make it to an ideal college in the US.
G. So college admission can be competitive,especially for applicants from outside the US.
White clouds filled the sky.The sun’s rays 41 through them,spreading cheer and 42. After the meal,Olivia lay back on the blanket, 43 the amazing sky and Dad was 44 the picnic food..
“Dad,that 45 over there looks like a rhinoceros(犀牛)!There’s a horn(角),two ears and a long tail.” Olivia said 46 .
“Is there?I can’t see it.”Dad sighed and shook his head.
“Do you see any 47 in the clouds,Dad?”
“I see a turkey.” He rubbed his cheeks and 48 her closer with his warm hands.
“Dad,I see a fighting lion,a running giraffe and a 49 parrot.”
“I’m sorry to stop our fun, 50 it looks like rain”said Dad, 51 the picnic basket””Clouds don’t get big 52 they’re going to drop rain on us.”
A raindrop 53 on Olivia’s forehead.”You’re right,Dad.I’ll 54 the blanket.”The two rushed for the 55 .On their way home Olivia 56 out of the window.”Is the sky always that 57 before a storm,Dad?”
“Beauty is in the 58 of the beholder,my little angel.”It is a pity that there are some people who would 59 have seen a rhinoceros or a turkey in clouds. 60 the eyes of the child,the world is fresh and appealing each day.
41. A.burst B. floated C. flowed D. reflected
42. A. flame B. cold C. warmth D. gas
43. A. greeting B. touching C. admiring D. drawing
44. A. cooking B. packing C. finishing D. preparing
45. A. ray B. sun C. sky D. cloud
46. A. confusedly B. excitedly C. surprisingly D. frighteningly
47. A. rhinoceroses B. animals C. figures D. characters
48. A. pulled B. pushed C. carried D. took
49. A. crawling B. playing C. flying D. hunting
50. A. so B. but C. and D. or
51. A. turning over B. looking after C. bringing in D. reaching for
52. A. if B. while C. as D. unless
53. A. dried B. fell C. stopped D. stayed
54. A. throw B. expand C. get D. cover
55. A. car B. house C. tree D. blanket
56. A. jumped B. glared C. stared D. walked
57. A. beautiful B.clear C. bright D. blue
58. A. hand B. mouth C. ear D. eye
59. A. never B. ever C. always D. still
60. A. Beyond B. By C.Over D. Through
Love,wealth and opportunities-parents today do their best to leave possessions for their kids, 61 they are rich or poor.But Mark Zuckerberg,the founder and CEO of social media giant Facebook,has something 62 (large) in mind.
On Dec. 1,Zuckerberg,31,announced the birth of 63 (he) first child and the start 64 the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, 65 organization for helping people in need. 66 (make) the world a better place for their kids to grow up in,Zuckerberg said he and his wife,Priscilla Chan,would give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares 67 now are worth about $45 billion(about 288 billion yuan) to good causes.
However,the shares will not be donated to the organization immediately,but over the course of the couple’s lives.
The 68 (announce) was presented as a letter 69 (write) by the couple to their new baby girl,Max.
According to the letter,the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 70 (help)to realize”human potential”and “equality for all children in the next generation”.
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I lived in a dormitory.For boy students like me,the most houseparents are annoying.I didn’t begin to like our houseparents when something happened one night last week.I was sound asleep when my alarm clock drops onto the floor and were broken into pieces.Soon the houseparents on duty opened the door and rushed in.Instead blaming me,he asked me anxious what was going on.Before making sure I was OK,he asked me to go back to sleep and cleaned up herself.Since then,I have completely changed my opinion of our houseparents.They are like our parents,kept all of us safe.
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Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to ask for some information about the books I bought on your website.
The purchase was made on March 12th. As is shown in Shipment Details, the delivery number is HU186GB0092. The books were sent out on March 13th and are supposed to have arrived within 15 days. But today, unfortunately, I’m still waiting.I don’t think your delivery is satisfying, for I can’t find more information about shipment
Your earliest reply will be highly appreciated.