21.—Do you know anything about that newly-opened hotel？
—It's ______ five-star one and it is well-known for _______ service it offers.
A.a； the B.the; a C.a; / D.the; the
22.—I am sorry I broke the glass.
—Oh, ______. It wasn't expensive.
A.I'd rather you didn't B.I'm afraid not
C.that's all right D.Don't mention it
23.The fact is that they have _____ evidence to prove you are guilty.
24.______in his work, he forgot to have lunch as well as breakfast.
A.Burying B.To bury
C.Buried D.Having buried
25.It is said that only a few people have _____ to information about the case.
26.I would like the project you are in charge of ______ by the end of this month.
A.being finished B.to be finished
C.having finished D.finishing
27.He was not very well off, but he managed to ______ something to the people in the earthquake-hit area.
28.They will be fine—they just need time to ______their new surroundings.
A.adjust to B.meet with
C.test out D.participate in
29.He was very active in the discussion yesterday, ______ was a rare thing for him to do.
A.this B.that C.which D.what
30.After many years away, he finally returned to his hometown. ______, one misses one's home when one is old.
A.After all B.However
C.Otherwise D.In addition
31.After getting off the train in
32._____ let his parents down again, he decided to do all he could ______ harder and get better grades.
A.In order to; study B.In order not to; to study
C.So as to; to study D.So as not to; study
33.Jimmy liked______ to the beach for a holiday, which his parents usually did twice a year.
A.taking B.having been taken
C.to be taking D.to be taken
34.He ______ a certain amount of time to exercise every day, from which he benefited a lot.
A.set aside B.turned around
C.reflected on D.kept up
35.After we finish this task I wonder what is _____next.
A.to do B.to be doing
C.to be done D.to have done
My mother always amazes me. Whenever I have a question about something, I give her a call and she almost always has a（n） 36 . My mother is my “Google”. She is nearly 70, but I find myself 37 her for advice more than I do on my favorite search engine.
I 38 my mother every day, sometimes just to chat, and sometimes to learn something new. For example, I called her one day to ask if I could 39 her food dehydrator（脱水器） to dehydrate some carrots for my daughter's pet pig.She 40 me she had got rid of the dehydraor years before, but that I could dehydrate the carrots 41 with my microwave（微波炉）. She was right!
There have also been 42 moments when I've called her about one of the kids being 43 . And she always offers me some 44 advice to make them feel better.
My mother has been a mother for 45 years now. When you 45 the amount of knowledge she has gathered along the way, it's no 46 that she has the answers so frequently.
When you 47 a job, you learn a specific set of skills. When you're mother, you 48 a little about almost everything. Think about how much mothers“dabble”（涉足） in 49 professions. Most 50 have learnt a thing or two about how to be: a（n） 51 (constructing the most confusing toys), chef（厨师）（ 52 all kinds of food）, artist (drawing with the kids), and so on. Of course, we, as mothers, aren't as knowledge as a library, 53 our great day to day experience makes up for that.
I have been a mother for about 10 years. I can honestly say I have 54 an “expert” in certain areas. And I have already been able to 55 some of this knowledge with others. If I keep going at this pace, maybe I can hope to be“Google”for my kids some day too.
37.A.turning to B.making up
C.insisting on D.looking into
45.A.talk about B.worry about
C.think about D.care about
As a middle-school student in the 1980s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord（脊髓） from a frog. He did such a good job with the frog that his science teacher told him he might be a doctor some day.
That is exactly what Buono did. Years later, a patient with a tumor （肿瘤） came to see Buono. The tumor was benign （良性的）, but it interfered with the patient's speech. “He could get some words out,” Buono recalls. “But it was hard to understand them.”
“I was talking to his wife, and I told his family I would try to help him,” he continues. “They started asking me about myself.” They asked Buono who had inspired him to become a doctor, and he told them about his old teacher, Al Siedlecki, back at
The operation was a success. The patient could speak freely again. He was excited and happy and crying and wanted to just hug Buono. “Call your teacher,” the patient said. “Make sure you thank him.”
So Buono did. “I picked the phone up and heard, ‘Hey, it's Lee Buono,’” Siedlecki says to his former student. “Lee, what's going on? I haven't heard from you since you graduated,” he said.
“I want to thank you,” Buono replied.
“I was very surprised,” Siedlecki says. “I said, ‘Of all the people in your entire career, you want to thank me?’ Actually it was the same feeling I had when... when my kids were born. I started to cry. It made me feel really important that I had that influence on you.”
Lately, Siedlecki admits, “I am almost afraid to say that I'm a teacher to some people.” “Not any more,” he tells Buono, “because you called me. I'm a teacher, and I'm going to help as many people as I can to find their passion, too.”
56.What made Buono become a doctor?
A.The experience of working on the frog.
B.His science teacher' s encouragement.
C.His conversation with the patient with a tumor.
D.The success of the operation on a patient with a tumor.
57.What can we learn about the patient from the text?
A.He couldn't speak before the treatment.
B.He knew Buono's teacher very well.
C.He was crying due to the pain of his illness.
D.He hoped Buono would thank his teacher.
58.Why did Buono's teacher cry when Buono called him?
A.He was moved by Buono's thanks.
B.His children were born at that time.
C.He was afraid to admit he was a teacher.
D.He hadn't had a call for a long time.
59.What is the text mainly about?
A.How to become a good teacher.
B.How to become a good doctor.
C.How Buono did a good job in an operation.
D.How Buono thanked the teacher who inspired him.
A friend asks you to be a volunteer. Your husband asks you to glance over an e-mail he is writing to his boss. You say you'd love to. Really! But... “I don' t have time.”
It seems plausible（有道理的）. We're all busy these days, right? But there are reasons not to use these four words, at least with yourself.
Here's the big one: it is not true. You tell yourself “I don't have time” to exercise, but we all have 168 hours a week. If someone offered to pay you $100,000 a week to go to the gym for 5 of those 168 hours, you would probably find the time to do it. Since that isn't going to happen, this is a more accurate statement:“It's not a priority（优先处理的事）.”
There are a million things we could be doing with our time; some are priorities and some are not, even if it's wrong to say so. Try it. “I'm not going to read to you tonight, sweetie, because it's not a priority. Daddy's priority is to check his e-mails.”
Using the words “I don't have time” keeps us from admitting to the fact that how we spend our time is a choice. It puts the responsibility for our lives on someone else: a boss, a client or a family member.
Better to be truthful:“I have another volunteer job on which I am focusing my energy right now. It is the cause that is most important to me.” Or, to your husband “I wish you had mentioned this earlier. Right now, my priority is to get our children dressed and out of the door for school. I will be available around lunch time if you would like talk.”
60.What does the word “it” in the third paragraph refer to?
A.Saying “I don't have time.”
B.Saying “We are all busy today.”
C.Checking your husband's e-mail.
D.Telling your friend you won't volunteer.
61.From the third paragraph we can learn that ________.
A.it is enough to exercise for five hours a week
B.we are too busy to exercise these days
C.we can earn $100,000 a week by exercising
D.we don't often regard exercise as priority
62.Which would be the best answer if your friend asks you to be a volunteer?
A.I have to check my e-mails first.
B.I already have a volunteer job that I enjoy.
C.I cannot find any time to do it.
D.I have a million things to do.
63.What is the text mainly about?
A.How to be responsible for our lives.
B.How to get time to do exercise.
C.How to say no to others without saying “I don't have time.”
D.How we should spend our time reasonably these days.
Walking is good for people. In his book, The Lost Art of Walking, Geoff Nicholoson praises the benefits of walking and studies how and why we walk. Besides providing physical, psychological and social benefits, this simple, free activity can change your life, he suggests. From a health perspective（角度）, walking is the key to managing weight, controlling blood pressure and reducing the risk of a stroke, breast cancer, diabetes and many other health problems. A daily walk lengthens your life, decreases the risk of depression（沮丧） and improves your mood and sense of well-being. According to Beth Israel Medical Centre, walking lowers total cholesterol（胆固醇） and increases high-density, lipoproteins, or the “good cholesterol”.
From a psychological viewpoint, walking offers an opportunity to clear one's thoughts, solve problems and reduce stress. If you set a rhythm that is relaxing and peaceful, walking can also become a form of meditation（沉思）. Walking regularly with someone else enables a friendship to blossom as the pair of you exercise. My husband and I enjoy our regular walk “dates” and use the time to discuss issues without being bothered.
Also, the best way to explore some of the world's great cities—such as New York, London, Paris and Rome—is on foot. Walking stimulates（刺激） the senses and lets you enjoy a rich engagement with life around you. According to Nicholson, the famous poet, William Wordsworth, walked the same distance as several times around the world in his lifetime. Wordsworth reputedly delighted in the simple truth that “going for a walk is an invitation for surprise”. Here are some tips to get going:
●Get a walking friend and try to meet each week at a set time.
●Get a dog; then you will have a constant walking companion.
●Choose a place that is attractive and beautiful but accessible.
●Start with a slow walk, then increase the pace and distance.
●Include some hills and stairs.
●Use an umbrella if it rains: the worst thing that can happen is that you get wet！
64.The underlined words in the first paragraph can be replaced by “________” .
A.makes your life interesting
B.makes your life exciting
C.makes you live longer
D.makes you feel happier
65.What can we learn from the second paragraph about walking?
A.It can make people forget things.
B.It can improve friendship.
C.It bothers people when dating.
D.It can help set a good rhythm of life.
66.The author would probably agree with the statement that ______.
A.getting a dog for a walk can please your friend
B.Wordsworth traveled around the world on foot several times
C.people must take an umbrella when walking
D.it is better to walk when visiting the world's great cities
67.What is the text mainly about?
A.Why and how we walk.
B.How to reduce stress by walking.
C.Why walking can help one lose weight.
D.Why walking can reduce the risk of disease.
Warmer weather will most likely make it impossible for polar bears to survive on the shores of
“It's not speculation（猜测）,” said Stirling. “By the middle of the century, we're likely to have lost two thirds of the world's polar bears.” While Stirling has little hope for the bears of
The loss of Arctic ice is the main threat to
Since his first visit in 1970 to Churchill, Canada's polar bear hub（中心） for tourists and scientists alike, the ice has progressively melted earlier and frozen later. Without ice floes（浮水）, the bears have no platform from which to hunt their meal of choice — the ringed seal. Larger bears can catch the occasional walrus（海象）on land, but the entire population cannot get by without seals.
The most crucial feeding time for the bears is between early April and July, when the ringed seals are young, unaware and easier to catch. Bears gain up to 70% of their yearly energy during this period, so it can be deadly when it is cut short by three weeks,
“When they're starving, they go searching for an alternate food source, and that's mainly going to be human settlements,” Stirling said. The majority of these hostile （敌对的）interactions happen in Churchill, where a polar bear jail has been set up to hold aggressive bears.
Stirling said, “
68.From Stifling, we can learn that _____.
A.the polar bears in
B.all the polar bears in the world will disppear by the middle of the century
C.Canadians can save the polar bears by making them live farther north
D.the polar bears' situation is worse than what most scientific models predicted
69.What is the main threat to the polar bears in
A.Being hunted by man.
B.The loss of Arctic ice.
C.The decline of the ringed seal.
D.The development of local tourism.
70.Which of the following is NOT true?
A.There is a polar bear jail in Churchill.
B.It' s estimated that about 25,000 bears live in the world.
C.10 % of the Arctic ice has disappeared per year since 1979.
D.From early April to July is a difficult time for the polar bears.
How to Help Your Pet Cope
with the Loss of Another Pet
Coping with the death of a beloved pet is very difficult for all of us. 71 We owe our pets all the support and love we can offer in their time of need; haven't they been there to support and love us? Below are some tips for helping your pet to cope with the loss of another:
1.Show loving attention
72 This is the most important step you can take to help your sad pet cope with another pet's death. Spend more time with your pet. If the furry friend is on his or her own, you should sit down with him or her and stroke（抚摸）him or her, or take him or her to where you are sitting and encourage him or her to stay.
Pets read and often adopt your mood. This is true: when you are sad, your pet knows it, and your sadness can affect his or her mood. This is not to suggest that you try to avoid your own natural grieving process. Grieving is a part of healing, after all. But when you talk to your surviving pet, be as cheerful as possible. 74
3. Keep your pet's routine
You might feel it is necessary to change your pet's routine, especially if your pet is eating less and, sadly, doesn't seem to be very energetic. But try not to shake up your routine too suddenly at this time, because the normal routine already isn't what it used to be. 75 You should also still make yourself available to your pet at roughly the same time of day. Later, you will discover that, just as naturally, he or she will overcome that grieving by your side.
A.Get another pet
B.Talk in a cheerful way
C.Now, more than ever, he needs to feel loved by you.
D.You can think about some new activities that your pet may enjoy.
E.You should still provide food and water at the same time, and put in the same place as before.
F.But we often forget that the struggle is also difficult for a pet that has lost a companion.
G.You are so central to your pet's life that this gesture alone can bring your pet comfort.
I still clearly remember a first time I went to school. It was a sunny morning but my dad drove me to school. He left me at the gate. A kind teacher helped me found my new classroom. Sit in the classroom, I realized that I was the only girl wearing a shirt and pants, while that all the others were in dresses. I looked just like all the boy in the class, especially with my shortly hair. They looked at me as if I were a strange creature from another planet and which made me feel very embarrassing. After school I asked my mum buy me a dress immediately.
书面表达（One possible version)
This afternoon, I came to your dormitory but you were not in and your roommates seemed to be out as well. So I had to leave this message for you.
This Sunday we are going to