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2016-2017 学年第一学期初二英语期末复*专题《阅读理解》
(1)
When was the last time you saw three men running down a forest trail (小径) in the rain wearing flip-flops(拖鞋)? That's what my friend Brandon, Josh and I were doing last autumn. We were looking for a waterfall(瀑布). We didn't have much time to get to the waterfall and back, so we were running. We were wearing flip-flops to prevent our shoes getting dirty.
It was raining, but lightly. It kept us cool as we climbed over giant stones and through a shallow(浅的) stream. We followed red arrows (箭头 ) and crossed that stream several times, walking on toward the promised waterfall. Time was not on our side, however, and we were forced to turn around. As we started back, we looked at the shallow stream we had just crossed. Where did this rushing river come from? That was when we realized a flash flood was around!
In the few minutes the water rose at a fast speed. Now there were no big stones to be seen--only what looked like lumps (隆起) covered with rushing water. We had no choice but to move our way back carefully in the rushing water--in flip-flops. We had crossed the stream not once or twice, but six times in search of a waterfall that we never even reached!
With most of the crossings,we needed each other's help if we didn't want to be washed away by water. Wet all over, we felt relaxed after we made the last crossing.
"My dad always told me to keep off a river when travelling in the rain," Josh said as we hurried back down the path.
"Why didn't you tell us that earlier?" I laughed. "Would it have made a difference?" came the reply. He had a point. 1. Why were there no big stones to be seen in the stream when they came back? A. The big stones were moved away by someone else. B. They were running too fast to notice the big stones. C. The big stones were covered with rushing water. D. The big stones were washed away by rushing water. 2. Why didn't they find the waterfall in the end? A. Because they were short of time. B. Because they were wearing flip-flops. C. Because Josh kept warning them not to go any further. D. Because the flood prevented them from going forward. 3. We can infer(推断) from the passage that the writer and his friends______. A. were crazy about outdoor activities B. made full preparations before the trip C. crossed rushing water easily in the end D. had much experience in travelling in the rain
CDA
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“ Where there is a will, there is a way.” Perhaps not many students can understand this better

than 22-year-old Michael Ha. Because of his story of success(成功), he has become an example

to many young people.

Michael Ha was born in a very poor family. His parents worked in Vietnam before they

moved to Britain in 1980. They couldn’t find work because they spoke little English. The whole

family had to live no benefits(救济金)and they lived in a small house in Hackney, a poor area in

London. Growing up was not easy for Michael, but he never gave up.

At the age of 10, he set his heart on going to Cambridge University(大学). It was not easy,

either. Michael studied at a school, which used to be called “the worst school in Britain”. However, young Michael decided to try his best, no matter (无论)what kind of school he was studying at.

The smart boy studied very hard and did well in every subject at school. Once he made a bet(打 赌)with his friend to learn further maths. As a result, after spending just four months teaching

himself from a textbook, he got an A in AS-level further maths.

Now Michael is the star medical student at St. John’s College, Cambridge and has just won

an award(奖)for his excellent grades. He hopes he will be an inspiration(鼓励) for other young people from disadvantaged backgrounds(弱势背景).

1. When was Michael born?

A. In 1994

B. In 1980 C. In 1990

D.In 1984

2. Where did Michael’s parents work before 1980?

A. In Britain B. In Vietnam C. In Cambridge D.In Hackney

3. Which of the following is true?

A. Michael’s parents couldn’t find work in Britain because they had little work experience.

B. Michael had a dream of studying at Cambridge University when he was 11 years old.

C.In order to get an A in AS-level further study, Michael spent 4 months teaching himself.

D. Michael has won two awards for his excellent grades.

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

A. How to Deal with the Difficulties

B. How to Become a Good Student

C. From a Poor Area to Cambridge

D. From “Worst School” to Cambridge University

ABCD
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Su Su is a 16-year-old Beijinger. She studies at the High School Affiliated to Renmin University. She has just published(发表) her first book, The Enigma of the Universe.
The Enigma of the Universe tells a story of a girl called April. One day she meets an alien(外 星人) boy named Kaka. Kaka takes April on a journey into the universe(宇宙). Later April finds out a big secret about Kaka...
What’s special about this book? It’s a book written in both Chinese and English. Su wrote the book when she was 14 years old. She was influenced( 影 响 ) by the book Sophie’s World and the movie The Truman Show. Sophie is a girl who is interested in philosophy(哲学). Truman’s life is run by television. These stories gave Su an idea for her own book. She decided to write it in English. “My English teacher asked us to write something,” says Su, “I thought I’d write about my idea.” Su spent a whole s ummer vacation writing the story. “Sometimes I had to stop because I couldn’t find the right words,” says Su. “I used the dictionary all the time.”

After finishing the English novel, Su had another idea. She decided to turn it into Chinese.

The job took her just a few days. “It was easy because Chinese is my mother language,” she says.

Su says her story is “a mixture of philosophy and detective (侦探) story and science fiction”.

“My classmates and I have turned it into a DV play,” says Su. “I wrote the play and I played April.

We will show it in our school soon!”

1. In Which language did Su Su write this book?

A. Chinese.

B. English.

C. French D. Both Chinese and English.

2. How did Su Su write the book?

A. She wrote it in Chinese first and then turned it into English.

B. She wrote it in English first and then turned it into Chinese.

C. She wrote it half in Chinese first and then wrote it half in English.

D. She wrote it half in English first and then wrote it half in Chinese.

3. What does her book talk about?

A. It talks about how to learn English well.

B. It is a mixture of philosophy and detective story and science fiction.

C. It talks about how to learn English grammar well.

D. It is a mixture of love.

4. What’s the best title of this passage?

A. A clever girl.

B. An interesting book.

C. Su Su and her first book.

D. A young writer.

DBBC
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“I will think of it.” It is easy to say this, but do you know what great things have come from thinking?
Sir Isaac Newton was sitting in his garden when he saw an apple fall from a tree. He began to think and tried to find out why the apple fell. Then he discovered how the sun, moon, and stars are kept in their places.
A boy named James Watt sat quietly by the fire, watching the lid of the kettle move up and down. He wanted to find out why the steam in the kettle moved the lid. From that time he went on thinking and thinking. And when he became a man, he improved the steam engine (蒸汽机) so much that it could easily do the work of many horses. James Ferguson was a poor boy. Once, seeing the inside of a watch, he wondered. “Why should I not make a watch?” But how could he get the materials to make the mainspring (钟表的 主发条)? He soon found he could make it with whalebone (鲸骨). He then made a wooden clock which kept good time. His motto (座右铭) was “I will think of it.” And he made his thoughts useful to himself and the world. Boys and girls, when you have a difficult lesson to learn, don’t lose heart, and don’t ask someone for help before helping yourselves. Think, and by thinking you will learn how to think to some purpose. 1.From the passage, we know that some great things come from _____. A. listening B. reading C. speaking D. thinking 2.The idea of Isaac Newton’s discovery was from _____.

A. the falling of an apple B. the cleaning of a garden

C. the falling of a tree

D. the moving of a lid

3.The achievement of James Watt was that he _____.

A. kept thinking

B. found the steam in the kettle

C. improved the steam engine much D. watched the lid move up and down

4.The right order of the following sentences is _____.

① James Ferguson made a wooden clock.

② James Ferguson saw the inside of a watch.

③ James Ferguson made the mainspring with whalebone.

A. ③ ② ① B. ② ③ ① C. ② ① ③ D. ③ ① ②

5.What is the main idea of the passage?

A. Learn to ask for help.

B. A difficult lesson to learn.

C. It is easy to say “I will think of it.

D. Think, and by thinking you will learn how to think to some purpose.

DACBD

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One Thursday afternoon, when I was in Grade 9, a new boy came into my classroom. He was

short and thin. He walked up to the teacher and told her, very seriously, that he was new. His name

was Christian. He sat down, took a look at me, and then looked away. I didn’t think he was very

nice and I was sure he wasn’t the type I would like to become friends with.

During that year, I didn’t talk to him much, but he smiled at me when our eyes met, always

shyly. He never ate lunch with anybody, and he never talked to anybody but me.

But one day I joined those unkind kids who were making fun of him. We made fun of him

though I thought it was wrong. “Haven’t you got any friends?” a kid asked Christian, who had walked past us alone, head

down. “No, he hasn’t got any friends. He’s too stupid and shy,”I said. Then Christian looked up at

me with the saddest dog eyes I had over seen. I felt very sorry at that moment.

That night, I couldn’t sleep because I couldn’t get Christian’s face out of my mind. In the

weeks that followed, he never met my eyes in class and never smiled at me. It was really hard for

me to decide to write him a note asking him to forgive(原谅) me. But I thought I should.

The next day in class, I wrote him a note telling him how sorry I felt. About five minutes later,

I turned and saw tears in his eyes. “You will never realize what your apology(道歉) has meant to

me, Jimmly.” he said to me. “I hope we can become friends. ”

We had lunch together that noon and we had the best talk I had ever had. Over the years at

high school, we were close friends.

When I think back, I realize that, if I had not apologized, I would never have known what a

lovely person Christian was.

Apologies can really change your life, so never miss the chance to tell somebody you are

sorry.

( ) 31. From the passage, we know Christian was a ________ boy.

A. tall and fat

B. short and shy

C. short and active D. lovely and fat

( ) 32. Jimmly didn’t talk to Christian much at first because ________.

A. he didn’t think Christian was the type he wanted to become friends with

B. Christian wasn’t nice to people around him after he came to the new class

C. Christian made friends with others

D. Christian had the saddest dog eyes

( ) 33. Jimmly felt ________ after he made fun of Christian with other unkind kids.

A. happy

B. interested

C. sorry

D. bored

( ) 34. Jimmly asked Christian to forgive him by ________.

A. sending an e-mail

B. wearing a smile

C. eating supper together D. writing a note

( ) 35. This article tells us that ________.

A. we should make an apology when we hurt others

B. Jimmly’s apology was unimportant to Christian

C. Christian wasn’t lovely in fact

D. it is impossible to say sorry to others

BACDA

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Each summer,you hear news that some sports players are sent to hospitals because it is too hot. Our bodies can't be outside in the sun for a long time. So in hot summers,be careful about

playing sports outside. Firstly,to play sports safely in hot weather,you must drink water. Sports drinks are great for
athletes,but they have so much sugar that they'll dehydrat(e 使脱水)you more. However,drinking

a few bottles of sports drinks will be good for you.

Secondly,be sure to take enough breaks to let your body rest. If your coach doesn't let you

take enough breaks in the heat,don't wait until you feel uncomfortable. Just be honest with your

coach when you need breaks.

Thirdly,when you have a break,don't sit in the sun. With the sun beating down on you,you'll only heat up and swea(t 冒汗)more. Take a seat under a tree,or even better,go indoors for a little

while. Cooling yourself down can help you stay active longer. Fourthly,remember that the earlier in the day you start your exercise,the cooler it will be. If
you can start practice before the sun comes up,you have a few good hours to practise in the cool hours of the morning. Also,the earlier you practise,the earlier you can finish the exercise. If you need more practice time,come back to the field later in the evening,when the sun is setting.

Last but not least,you should watch what you eat. Eat food which is high in water,starch(淀 粉)and carbonhydrate(糖类),but be sure to get a good balance in your diet.

As long as you pay attention to the above,playing sports safely in the heat isn't a difficult

thing.

1.How many pieces of advice are mentioned in the passage?

A.Three

B.Four

C.Five

2.From Paragraph 5 we know



A.we'd better start our exercise early

D.Six

B.it is not wise to have practice after aunset

C.we have a long time to practise after sunrise

D.it doesn't matter whether you practise early or late

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

A.Sports drinks are good for you with no harm.

B.You need to tell your coach when you feel tired.

C.Sitting under a tree is better than staying indoors.

D.Eating lots of sugar is necessary for sports safely.

4.The passage mainly tells us about



A.eating habits in hot summers

B.drinking more water in the heat

C.sports safely in hot weather

D.taking exercise in different periods

CABC

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In America, when people say “man’s best friend”, they don’t talk about another person.

Instead, they are talking about a lovely animal—a dog! These words show the friendship between

people and animals. Dogs and other pets can give joy to people’s lives. Some people think that

their pets are their children. Some people even leave all their money to their pets when they die (死)!
Animals can help people too. Dogs can be the “eyes” for a blind (失明的) person or “ears” for a deaf (耳聋的) person. Scientists (科学家) find that pets help people live longer. They make

people happier too. Because of that, they bring animals into hospitals for “visits”.

There is always a “Be Kind to Animals Week” in the first week of May in America. Pet shows take place during the week. Even if (即使) you don’t live in America, you, too, can do this.

How? First think about how animals make your life colourful. If you have a pet, take more time

this week to play with it. Remember to give it nice food.

If you don’ t have a pet, be kind to animals around you. For example, if you see a street dog,

just leave it alone, or make friends with it. If others around you do bad things to animals, try to

speak up. As people, we must protect animals around us.

1. “Some people even leave all their money to their pets when they die!” shows that

.

A. money can make pets happy

B. it’s the best way to spend money

C. pets can use their masters’ money

D. some pets are as important to their masters as their children

2. From the article, we know scientists bring the dogs to hospital because

.

A. they can make sick people happier

B. they are ill and they need to see the doctor

C. they can help the doctor find out the problems D. the doctors can do experiments (试验) on them

3. Which is the correct meaning of “speak up”?

A. Speak to people and let everyone hear you clearly.

B. Tell others your idea about something bravely.

C. Say something in a kind of language. D. Tell people some stories. 4. What is the main idea of the article? A. A lot of people are interested in dogs. B. Dogs can help people do many things. C. Pets are lovely and we need to care about and protect them. D. We do a lot of things for pets.

DABC

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President Obama, already a best-selling author, is releasing (发行) a children's book named

Of Thee 1 Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, the book is a tribute(称赞) to 13 well-known

Americans, including President George Washington, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and artist

Georgia O'Keeffe.

Random House Children's Books released Mr. Obama's book on Nov.16, two weeks after

Election Day. The 40-page children's book had a first printing of 500,000 copies and a suggested

price of $ 17. 99. Mr. Obama said that he would donate all the money he got from the book to a

charity for children.

President Obama has his critics (批评者), but you won't find them in the fourth grade class at

Capitol Hill Day School, who are describing the president's new children's book, Of Thee I Sing:

A Letter to My Daughters, as inspiring (鼓舞人心的).

Students, who shared their favorite pages, said the president had written a book that could be

enjoyed by people of all ages. "It didn't just feel like Barack Obama was talking to his daughters,

it felt like he was talking to you too," one said.

"Thee I Sing", which is illustrated (给......加插图) by Loren Long, has quickly become the

fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children's Book history. Chip Gibson, the President

and Publisher of Random House Children's Books, said the company has sold more than 50,000

copies of Obama's book in its first five days on the market.

The Capitol Hill Day School class was very impressed with the President's writing skills. "I

never knew he could write like that," one student said, while another added. "I didn't know

presidents could write."

1. Who is NOT in the book of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters?

A. George Washington.

B. Jackie Robinson.

C. Georgia O'Keeffe.

D. Chip Gibson.

2. How much will you pay if you buy three President Obama's new books?

A. $ 17. 99.

B. $ 53. 97.

C. $500,000.

D. $50,000.

3. What did the students of Capitol Hill Day School think of the new book?

A. In the new book Barack Obama was just talking to his daughters.

B. The new book was too expensive.

C. The new book could be enjoyed by people of all ages.

D. The new book was not good for children.

4. How many new books did the company sell in its first five days?

A. 500,000 copies.

B. 50,000 copies.

C. 13 copies. 5. Which is the best title for this article?
A. Obama's New Book C. President's Writing Skills

D. 40 copies.
B. President Obama D. The Capitol Hill Day School

DBCBA

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There was a very self-sufficient (自负的) blind man, who did a lot of traveling alone. He was

making his first trip to Texas and happened to be seated next to a Texan on the flight. The Texan

spent a lot of time telling him how everything is bigger and better in Texas. By the time the blind

man had reached his destination (目的地), a large hotel, he was very excited about being in Texas.

The long trip had worn him out a little so he decided to stop at the bar for a small drink and a

light snack before going up to his room to change his clothes. When the waitress set down his

drink, it was in a huge cup. "Wow, I had heard everything in Texas is bigger," he told her.

"That's right," she answered. The blind man ate his snack and finished his drink. After

drinking so much, it was only natural his next stop was going to the restroom. He asked the

waitress where it was. She told him to turn left at the register (登记处) and it would be the second

door on the right.

He reached the first door and continued down the hall. A few steps later he stumbled (绊脚)

and missed the second door altogether and ended up going through the third door instead. Not

knowing he had entered the swimming area he walked forward and fell into the swimming pool.

Remembering everything he had heard about things being bigger in Texas, as soon as he had

his head above water he started shouting, "Don't flush (冲洗)! Don't flush! "

1. What was the first thing the blind man did in the hotel?

A. He talked with a Texan.

B. He had a small drink and a light snack.

C. He went up to his room to change his clothes.

D. He wanted to go to the restroom.

2. What is the Chinese meaning of the underlined word "waitress"?

A. 店主

B. 男服务员

C. 女服务员

D. 客人

3. What did the blind man know about Texas before he got there?

A. He went there for the first time and knew nothing about it.

B. He knew that the Texan were very friendly.

C. He knew Texas very well from others.

D. He knew everything was bigger and better in Texas.

4. Where did the blind man really go at last?

A. He went into the restroom.

B. He went into a bar.

C. He went into the swimming area.

D. He went up into his room.

5. Where did the blind man think he went?

A. He thought he went into the restroom.

B. He thought he went into a bar.

C. He thought he went into the swimming area. D. He thought he went up into his room.

BCDCA

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Nihal is a high-school athlete, With the tiring training, he always feels tired and worn out on

game days. He wants to know if there is something he can eat before a game that will keep him

energetic without slowing him down. Many young athletes have the same question as him.

The overall diet may be slowing you down on game day. During tiring training, it's quite

possible that you're not eating enough calories to make up the ones you're using up. One sign that

you're not getting enough calories is weight losing.

During training, as always, it's necessary to eat a balanced diet and not cut one of meals to

make sure you're getting enough nutrients (营养物) and keeping energy levels.

An excellent meal or snack before games will have lots of carbs (碳水化合物) , some protein

(蛋白质) , and very Little, if any, fat and fiber (纤维). Fat and fiber are important parts of a

balanced diet, but may lead to pains of stomach during exercise. Try a sandwich with some meat

and a piece of your favorite fruit. The carbs will give you energy at once and the protein will give

you some energy later in the game.

No matter which snack you go with before games, remember to hydrate (水合作用) before,

during, and after your game for best performance.

Of course, being tired on game day can be a sign of not getting enough sleep. Most children

need at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

1. What is Nihal's problem?

A. He hates the tiring practice schedule.

B. He's always tired and worn out on game days.

C. He wants to eat something to slow down.

D. He wants to lose weight.

2. How do we know a person doesn't get enough calories?

A. He's slowing down.

B. He's full of energy.

C. He's thinner than before.

D. He feels tired during training.

3. What should an excellent meal have before games?

A. It should have little fat and fiber, much carbs and some protein.

B. It should have a Little carbs, some protein and lots of fat and fiber.

C. It should have lots of protein, some carbs and little fat and fiber.

D. It should have lots of carbs, protein, fat and fiber.

4. What will give you energy later in the game?

A. Fat and fiber.

B. A sandwich.

C. The carbs.

D. The protein.

5. What is the main idea of this article?

A. How to lose weight.

B. What to eat before games.

C. How to keep energetic in the game.

D. How to be healthier.

BCADB

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A city in California has got some new buses. They cost $490,000 each. The new buses are

different from the old ones. These new buses are better for the environment. They are called

hybrid (混合动力的) buses. They run on diesel (柴油的) and electric power (动力). This will help

keep the air cleaner.

The man who took the wheel of the new bus on Wednesday noticed a difference right away.

"I get to have clean air for a change," said driver Melvin Day, "I'm smelling diesel all day long

when I drive the old ones. "

The company that builds the buses had many good things to say about them. For example,

they said that they use a lot less fuel (燃料). They also said that they are 90% cleaner for the

environment. The buses are very quiet, too.

The buses have a diesel engine in the back and batteries (电池) on top. When the engine

starts-up it is powered by electricity. Then the diesel power takes over. Over time the city would Like to replace (取代) all 50 of their buses with the new hybrid

buses. They hope to do this over the next three years. The city will give money to help buy the

new kind of buses.

One other bit of positive news: the price of bus ticket will not be increased because of the

new buses.

1. Why are the new buses better for the environment?

A. Because they're cheaper than the old ones.

B. Because they're very quiet.

C. Because they run on diesel and electric power.

D. Because they are new.

2. Which one is NOT TRUE about the new buses?

A. They use a lot less fuel.

B. They can drive faster than the old ones.

C. They will help keep the air cleaner.

D. The buses are very quiet.

3. How many buses does the city have now?

A. 490.

B. 90.

C. 45.

D. 50.

4. Which one is true about this article?

A. The driver liked the new buses very much.

B. The new buses don't use fuel at all.

C. The city will replace the old buses in a year.

D. The price of bus ticket will be high.

5. What is the best title for the article?

A. The New Buses

B. Electric Buses

C. The Advantages of Electric Buses

D. Buying New Buses

CBDAB

(12)

Eating in space is different from eating on earth. The food that astronauts (宇航员) carry with

them does not look like the food you eat. Some food is carried in closed bags. It is cooked and frozen (冷冻) before the astronauts get
it. All the water is removed from the food. In the space capsule (太空舱), the astronaut puts the

water back. He "shoots" hot or cold water into the food with a special gun. He eats the food

through a small hole in the bag.

Other foods come in bigger sizes. The astronaut puts a whole piece in his mouth at once. There can be no crumbs (碎屑). Crumbs would float (漂浮) around the capsule and get in the way.

Meat, cake, and cereal often come in bite-sized pieces.

Astronauts cannot drink water from open cups. The water would float in drops in the air. The

water is put in the special gun. The astronaut shoots the water into his mouth.

Eating in space is not easy. Astronauts must learn to eat in this way.

1. The article mainly tells us _______.

A. the way of eating in space

B. eating in space is difficult

C. eating in space is easy

D. eating in space is interesting

2. Some food is carried in _______.

A. closed bags

B. open bags

C. big bowls

D. mugs

3. The astronaut eats the food through a small _______ in the bag.

A. spoon

B. hole

C. cup

D. tube

4. Astronauts cannot drink water from open cups because _______.

A. it's too difficult

B. the water is too cold

C. the water would float in drops in the air

D. the water would become gas

AABC
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Reading is becoming more and more important in language learning and is still the most effective (有效的) activity to get information.
There are three possible ways to improve reading. The fastest is probably a speed reading class with good books and teachers. It is quite usual for a slow reader to increase two or three times his reading efficiency (效率) during a two-day class with a positive atmosphere (气氛), carefully picked texts and reading tests. However, this encouraging improvement often fades (消 退) with time.

A book about speed reading is the second method. Such a book usually gives speed and comprehension (理解) tests as well as ways to improve reading. It often has all kinds of methods to make you pay attention to or be interested in the text. All the methods need a lot of time as well as hard work from the reader.
Finally, a speed reading computer program is probably the most effective way to achieve top reading levels. Computers give special exercises to improve reading efficiency. Higher reading skills got with a computer screen can be changed to reading from paper. Unfortunately the inverse (转变) way does not work so well. Speed reading software (软件) gives enjoyable and fast reading training, thus giving the practice necessary to break long-time slow reading habits. This is the task that reading classes and speed reading books usually can't give to the reader. 1. What is the most effective way to improve reading?
A. A speed reading class. B. A book about speed reading. C. A speed reading computer program. D. A good teacher and book. 2. What is the best way to improve reading for a poor and shy girl? A. A speed reading class. B. A book about speed reading. C. A speed reading computer program. D. No way for her. 3. What's the Chinese meaning of the underlined word "encouraging" ? A. 巨大的 B. 微不足道的 C.飞快的 D. 令人鼓舞的 4. Why is a speed reading computer program more effective than the other two? A. Because of its positive atmosphere, carefully picked texts and reading tests. B. Because it has all kinds of methods to make you be interested in the text. C. Because a computer screen is more interesting than a book. D. Because it gives enjoyable and fast reading training. 5. What is the best title for this passage? A. Reading Is Becoming More and More Important B. Three Ways of Improving Reading Level C. The Most Efficient Way to Achieve Top Reading Levels D. How to Choose Ways to Improve Reading Level Save the Wild Tiger
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"The ongoing ( 进 行 中 的 ) 'Chinese Language Year in Russia' program has helped understand each other better between the two peoples," said Russian Deputy Prime Minister (副首 相) Alexander Zhukov.
"Leaders of the two countries paid great attention to the program, which shows how important the cultural and people-to-people sides of our partnership is," Zhukov, told Xinhua in a

late interview.

"We can say in full confidence (自信) that the 'Chinese Language Year' has been a success,"

he spoke of the event, which ends on Nov.24 with a closing ceremony (仪式).

So far, more than 200 "Chinese Language Year" events have been held in 23 Russian places

and covered every side of the cultural exchange, many of which were planned by locals

themselves, especially in the Far East, Siberia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, said Zhukov.

After the closing ceremony, more cultural events under the program's model will run through

the year's end, he added.

"From these events, a lot of Russians had a great chance to get more knowledge about the

Chinese culture, literature (文学), history and modern life," he said.

"The active participation (参加) of students at all levels in the events has showed Russian

people's growing interest in learning the Chinese language and given the clearest example in that,"

said the officer.

"The 'Chinese Language Year' program was not only about language, it also included the

exchange in science, culture, education and cinema," said Zhukov.

"We would take turns to host major events such as cultural days and cultural weeks in our

two countries. We would help each other in computer games, film festivals, TV series, book

coming out, among others," he said, adding that a Russian cultural festival will be held in China

next year.

1. When did the "Chinese Language Year in Russia" program end?

A. On Nov. 24.

B. On Nov. 23.

C. At the end of the year.

D. Last year.

2. What is the Chinese meaning of the underlined word "partnership"?

A. 友谊

B. 合作

C. 伙伴关系

D. 交流

3. How was the "Chinese Language Year in Russia" program?

A. Most people didn't mind it.

B. It was very successful in China.

C. Russians didn't like it at all.

D. It helped Russian know Chinese culture better.

4. What was the "Chinese Language Year" program about?

A. Only language.

B. Language, science, culture, education and cinema.

C. Science, culture, education and cinema.

D. Computer games, film festivals, TV series, book coming out.

5. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the "Chinese Language Year" program?

A. Leaders of the two countries paid great attention to the program.

B. More than 200 "Chinese Language Year" events have been held in Moscow.

C. Students at all levels in Russian took active part in the events.

D. A Russian cultural festival will be held in China next year.

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On April 14th at 7:49 am, the town of Jyekundo in Kham, was struck (打击) by a 6.9

magnitude earthquake. My family and I were in our 3rd floor apartment building when the

earthquake hit. There was a smaller earthquake (around 4.7) that happened around 4 am and

neither my wife nor I could get back to sleep. When the big earthquake hit, my wife was

using her computer while our younger son Norbu (18 months old) was playing in the living

room. Tsering, our older son who is 3 years old, was still asleep in the back bedroom of the 3

bedroom apartment we were living in.

Norbu flew across the room when the earthquake hit. My wife was also thrown to the ground.

Everything in our apartment began to be tossed (摇动) around, breaking when it hit the walls or floor. I ran to the back bedroom and grabbed (抓住) Tsering as my wife grabbed Norbu off the

floor. Together, we ran to the door. I stopped long enough to grab my shoes, coat and a bit of

money. I opened the door and one of our neighbors helped us carry Tsering down to the ground

floor. I was the only one of my family who managed to get shoes.

After the earthquake, we were able to see that this was a major earthquake. We began to hear

people crying for help, badly injured people crawling (爬) to the road and people weeping (哭泣)

for loved ones who had died.

1. What was Tsering doing when the big earthquake hit?

A. He was using the computer.

B. He was playing in the living room.

C. He was sleeping in the back bedroom.

D. He was crying for help.

2. What didn't the writer do in the earthquake?

A. He ran to the back bedroom and grabbed Tsering.

B. He grabbed Norbu off the floor.

C. He stopped to grab his shoes, coat and a little money.

D. He went down to the ground floor.

3. When did the smaller earthquake happen?

A. At 7:49 am.

B. At 6:09 am.

C. At 3:00 am.

D. At 4:00 am.

4. What did NOT people do after the earthquake?

A. People were able to have a rest.

B. People cried for help.

C. Injured people were crawling to the road.

D. People were weeping for dead loved ones.

5. Which is the best title for this article?

A. My Family

B. A Major Earthquake

C. What to Do in an Earthquake

D. My Good Neighbors

CBDAB

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As the weather heats up children would like to spend more time outdoors. I love encouraging children to get more active. One game I always loved is Hide and Seek(寻找). Here are the rules how to play it.
Materials (材料) Needed: A large can, such as a coffee can and white chalk (粉笔) .

Location (地点): A large open space (checked for Safety first of course) with places for kids to hide.
Draw a chalk circle around the can; this will act as home. Off to the side draw a 12 x 12 foot square that will act as prison.
How to Play: Start by choosing one person to be the tagger (捉人者). To start the game, this player counts to 50 (or 100) with his eyes closed. All other players will go to find a hiding place. When he opens them, he starts searching and the fun begins.
When the tagger finds a hider, they call out this player's name. If the hider can kick over the can before the tagger does, they are safe. If the tagger makes it to the can first, the player whose name he calls out is caught and must wait in the prison. Here comes the fun part! A brave hider can risk being seen, while the tagger is seeking other players and kick the can without them seeing. If this person can kick over the can and call out "prisonbreak" without getting caught by the tagger, all the prisoners are free and are back in the game.
The game continues until all the hiders have been caught. If the game runs too long, we can start a new game to give the tagger a break and give another child a turn. 1. What materials does the game Hide and Seek need?
A. A large open space. B. A large can. C. White chalk. D. A large can and white chalk. 2. What does the 12 x12 foot square stand for? A. It stands for home. B. It stands for prison. C. It stands for a place of safety. D. It stands for the tagger. 3. Why does the tagger count to 50 with his eyes closed at the beginning? A. He gives other players time to hide. B. He has a rest first. C. He acts as a person who can't see. D. He has to have a math class first. 4. What doesn't the tagger need to do when he finds a hider? A. He needs to call out the player's name. B. He needs to kick over the can first. C. He has to catch the player. D. He has to put the player in the prison.

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It was Monday. Mrs. Smith's dog was hungry, but there was not any meat in the house. Considering (考虑) that there was no better way, Mrs. Smith took a piece of paper, and wrote the following words on it, "Give my dog half a pound of meat." Then she gave the paper to her dog and said gently (温柔地) , "Take this to the butcher (屠户). And he's going to give you your lunch today."

Holding the piece of paper in its mouth, the dog ran to the butcher's. It gave the paper to the

butcher. The butcher read it carefully, recognized that it was really the lady's handwriting and soon

did it as he was asked to. The dog was very happy, and ate the meat up at once.

At noon, the dog came to the shop again. It gave the butcher a piece of paper again. After

reading it, he gave it half a pound of meat once more.

The next day, the dog came again exactly at noon. And as usual, it brought a piece of paper in

the mouth. This time, the butcher did not take a look at paper, and gave the dog its meat, for he

had regarded the dog as one of his customers (消费者) .

But, the dog came again at four o'clock. And the same thing happened once again. To the

butcher's more surprise, it came for the third time at six o'clock, and brought with it a third piece

of paper. The butcher felt a bit puzzled. He said to himself, "This is a small dog. Why does Mrs.

Smith give it so much meat to eat today?"

Looking at the piece of paper, he found that there were not any words on it!

1. Mrs. Smith treated her little dog quite _______.

A. cruelly

B. fairly

C. kindly

D. friendly

2. It seemed that the dog knew well that the paper Mrs. Smith gave it _______.

A. might do it much harm

B. could do it much good

C. would help the butcher

D. was worth many pounds

3. The butcher did not give any meat to the dog _______.

A. before he felt sure that the words were really written by Mrs. Smith

B. when he found that the words on the paper were not clear

C. because he had sold out all the meat in his shop

D. until he was paid enough by Mrs. Smith

4. From its experience, the dog found that _______.

A. only the paper with Mrs. Smith's words on it could bring it meat

B. the butcher would give the meat to it whenever he saw it

C. Mrs. Smith would pay for the meat it got from the butcher

D. a piece of paper could bring it half a pound of meat

5. At the end of the story, you'll find that _______.

A. the dog was clever enough to write on the paper

B. the dog dared not go to the butcher's any more

C. the butcher was told not to give any meat to the dog

D. the butcher found himself cheated by the clever animal

CBADD
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You may have noticed that the world's population is not evenly distributed (分别) around our planet. There are some countries where people seem to be living nearly on top of each other because conditions are overcrowded. Then there are others where it seems that hardly anybody lives. What influences this unequal distribution of people? There are specific advantages and disadvantages of living in a certain area.

The two main factors that influence people's choice of location are climate and resources.

Climate is the usual weather conditions in a region. Areas that have bad weather are generally less

deal as places to live in. The north and south poles at the top and bottom of the world may be

beautiful in their rugged, natural way, but the disadvantage of the bitterly cold and windy

conditions usually keeps people away. When it comes to climate, warm conditions and a normal

amount of rainfall are advantage that attract people.

Natural resources are things that we get from nature and that help us survive. Each region

offers different resources, and therefore attracts different groups of people. People who enjoy the

beach can make their living by catching and selling the ocean's many fish and other sea creatures.

Those who prefer farming can take advantage of rich soil (土壤) in valleys near rivers. Some

people are willing to accept the disadvantages of the terrible conditions of deserts or mountains in

order to take advantage of the resources like oil or woods.

1. The underlined part "on top of" in the first paragraph most likely means _______.

A. very close to

B. on the highest part of

C. in control of

D. on the surface of

2. What are the main factors that influence the distribution of people?

A. Resources and oceans.

B. Climate and rivers.

C. Climate and resources.

D. Warm conditions and rainfall.

3. The writer thinks many people don't live near the north or south pole because _______.

A. they can't get enough food there

B. they natural sights there don't attract people

C. the unpleasant weather keeps them away

D. the length of nighttime is too short or too long

4. Why do people go and live in valleys near rivers?

A. The temperature isn't too low in winter.

B. the resources like oil can bring them much money.

C. People can make their living by catching and selling fish.

D. It's easier for people to grow plants or keep animals.

5. The purpose of the example in the last paragraph is to tell us _______.

A. people cannot survive in cold conditions

B. different resource attract different groups of people

C. People usually prefer living at the seaside to living in mountains

D. a normal amount of rainfall is necessary for people to live in the desert

ACCDB

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Why is Washington different from any other state in the United States? It is the only state named after the first president of the United States, George Washington. It is a beautiful state. It is called the "Evergreen State". Washington is very green because it rains a lot there .
The rain helps many things grow. There are trees and forests everywhere. People cut down the trees for wood. But they plant a new tree for each tree that they cut down. So Washington has

beautiful forests. There are also many fruit trees. Washington is No. 1 in the United States for

apples and pears.

Washington has many mountains and rivers. There are 40 kinds of fish in the rivers. But Washington is most famous for its salmon (鲑鱼). Washington also has a lot of volcanoes (火山).

In 1980 the volcano at Mount St. Helens erupted. The smoke from the mountain turned the day

into night. Trees and plants died. Sixty people near Mount St. Helens died. But today new life is

back on the mountain. Scientists are very surprised that animals and plants are back so soon.

There are over 4 million people in Washington. Many people go there to visit. Some like it so

much that they decide to stay. More and more people come to live in this beautiful state.

1. Why is Washington called the "Evergreen State"?

A. Because there is a lot of rain there.

B. Because there are many rivers there.

C. Because there are only green trees there.

D. Because there are fruit trees everywhere.

2. What is Washington most famous for?

A. Fruit trees.

B. Beautiful forests.

C. Salmon.

D. Volcanoes.

3. Washington State has all the following things EXCEPT _______.

A. mountains and rivers B. lakes

C. apple and pear trees D. volcanoes

4. What's the meaning of the underlined word "erupted"?

A. 迁移

B. 抬升

C. 下陷

D. 喷发

5. Which can be the best title for the passage?

A. A Beautiful State-Washington !

B. Welcome to Washington !

C. What's in Washington?

D. Why do You Like Washington?

ACBDA

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What can you do when someone hurts you? Most people may be angry or even fight with the one who hurts him or her. But it's not a good idea. The best way is to forgive (原谅) them.
Although it is not easy for us to forgive people who hurt us, it is possible. "Forgiveness makes you more hopeful. And it is good for our health," says Frederic, Ph. D, the writer of the book called Forgive for God.
But how can we forgive others? First, think of something beautiful and try to get yourself happy. Second, don't wait others to say sorry to you. If the people hurt you, he or she won't say sorry to you. They may just want to hurt you or they just don't see things the same way. Third, try to see things in others' shoes. You can write a letter to yourself from the offender's point. That can make you understand others better and make yourself happier. At last, don't forget to forgive yourself. For some people, forgiving themselves is the biggest

challenge (挑战). And it also makes you more confident (自信的).

1. When someone hurts you, what should you do?

A. Say hello to her or him.

B. Say sorry to her or him.

C Fight with her or him.

D.Forgive her or him.

2. Forgiving others is_______ according to the writer's opinion.

A. impossible

B. foolish

C. easy

D. difficult

3. What's the Chinese meaning of the underlined sentence?

A.站在别人的鞋上看问题。

B.站在自己的立场看问题。

C.站在对方的角度看问题。

D.试图看别人鞋里的东西。

4. How many ideas does the writer give us to forgive others who hurt you?

A.Two.

B.Three.

C.Four.

D.Five.

5. Which of the following is NOT TRUE?

A. Forgiveness can make people health.

B. Forgive for God is a name of a book.

C. People who hurt you often say sorry to you at once.

D. It is the biggest challenge for some people to forgive themselves.

DDCCC

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Earthquakes happen without warning.They can happen any time of a day,at any point during the year.But don”worry because most are so weak that they cannot be felt.Only a few big ones hurt people.However,it’s important to know what to;lo when an earthquake happening.
Do not go outside.You could get injured from falling glass or parts of buildings.If you are outside,stay away from buildings and power lines(输电线).
Stay under a desk,table.or other strong furniture.Hold on to it.Or stay in a corner the building.Cover your face and head with your arms and cover your mouth with a towel clothing.Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside.
Keep away from windows,pictures or advertisements on t he wall or the building,and anything else that could fall and hurt you.Most people get injured by falling things during, earthquake.not by the shaking itself.
Also keep away from a fire.You could fall down and burn yourself on the fire. If you are driving when an earthquake happens,stop the car if it’s safe.Stay inside you car until the earthquake stops,and don’t drive near bridges.Try not to stop by power lines trees.These could fall and hurt you.

( )1.Most earthquakes are too________ to hurt people.

A.strong

B.heavy

C.dangerous

D. weak

( )2.From the passage.when an earthquake is happening,we should_________.

A.stay under a big building B.stay under strong furniture

C.stand by windows

D.drive near a big bridge

( )3.It isn’t safe for you to________while the earthquake is happening.

A.run out of the building

B.stay in a corner of the building

C.cover your head with your arms D.cover your mouth with a towel

( )4.This passage tells us_______.

A.how dangerous the earthquake is

B.how to be safe in an earthquake

C.we shouldn’t be afraid of the earthquake

D.how the earthquake comes into being

( )5.The best title for this passage should be“_________”.

A.How earthquakes happen

B.How to drive a car

C.What we should do in earthquakes D.Why earthquakes happen

DBABC

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You may hear about earthquakes,but do you know what to do before,during and after an earthquake? Here is some advice for you:
Before an earthquake It’s necessary to prepare yourself and your family.All family members should know how to turn off gas,water and electricity and know useful telephone numbers(doctor,hospital,police, 119,etc.).Never put heavy things over beds.
During an earthquake It’s important for each of you to stay calm.If you are indoors,quickly move to a safe place in the room such as under a strong desk or a strong table.The purpose is to protect yourself from falling objects.Stay away from windows,large mirrors,heavy furniture and so on.If you are cooking,turn off the gas. If you ale outdoors,move to an open area like a playground.Move away from buildings, bridges and trees.If you are driving.stop the car as soon as possible,staying away from bridges and tall buildings.Stay in your car.
After an earthquake Once the shaking has stopped.DO NOT run out of the building at once.It’s better to wait and leave when it is safe. Check around you and help the people who are in trouble.If your building is badly broken, you should leave it.If you smell or hear a gas,get everyone outside and open windows and doors. If you can do it safely,turn off the gas.Report it to the gas company. 1.Which of the following is mentioned(提及)in the second paragraph?

A.People should know how to turn on gas. B.People should know how to save water. C.People shouldn’t put heavy boxes over beds. D.People shouldn’t forget the phone numbers of others. 2.When an earthquake happens,________can help you deal with it. A.standing still B.staying calm C.looking outside D.moving indoors 3.During an earthquake,if you are driving in an open area,you should_______. A.speed up your car B.stop your car and stay in C.slow down your car D.stop your car and run out 4.When the earth stops shaking,you should_______. A.check around you first B.run out of the building at once C.break the windows and doors D.write a report to your company 5.You can learn________after reading the passage. A.what an earthquake is like B.what to do to avoid an earthquake C.how an earthquake happens D.how to protect yourself in an earthquake
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