阅读下面短文，把A-D 四个句子填入文中空缺处，使短文内容完整正确，然后完成第5题。 Dear Joyce,
I'm writing to tell you something about a Chinese American singer, Fei Xiang. His English name is Kris
Phillips. He is nearly two meters tall, with brown eyes, looking like an Asian. Though he was born in Taiwan,
he grew up speaking Chinese to his mother and English to his father and the students at Stanford University in
California. 1 .
In 1986, Fei Xiang visited the mainland and became a pop star there. 2 , such as Fire in Winter,
Clouds of My Homeland, etc.
He left the mainland for New York four years later. 3 . He lived a quiet life in New York, for only
a few people knew his name.
Now Phillips has ended his six-year stay in the USA and returned to the mainland and his recording
career(生涯). 4 , including the song Maria from West Side Story.
Now I think you have known a lot about Phillips.
A. There he worked as a menial (仆人的) worker
B. He was well-known among the young people and his songs were widely accepted
C. His new project (事业) is to introduce the mainland to the music of the Broadway stage
D. Later he returned from abroad to Taiwan and became a singer
5. Which of the following is true? [ ] A. Fei Xiang's parents are both teachers.
B. Fe Xiang lived in the mainland for four years, later on he went to New York.
C. Fei Xiang is regarded as a pop star both in America and China.
D. Fei Xiang returned to the mainland in 1986.
阅读理解。 Bill Clinton took office (就职) on January 20th, 1993 and became the 42nd U.S. president (总统). H
阅读理解。 Bill Clinton took office (就职) on January 20th, 1993 and became the 42nd U.S. president (总统). He is the
first U.S. president who was born after World War II (第二次世界大战). He is also one of the youngest of all
Clinton was born in a poor family in 1946. Three months before he was born, his father William Blats died. When he was small, his mother remarried (又嫁给) Norger Clinton, so the boy's family name changed.
In the summer of 1963, Clinton won a drama contest (戏剧比赛), so he was given a chance to visit the
city of Washington (华盛顿). During his visit he met President Kennedy in the White House. From that time on,
he made up his mind (决心) to become a president.
1. How old was Clinton when he became the 42nd U.S. president ? [ ] A. About forty.
B. Over fifty.
2. Clinton's father, William Blats, died _______. [ ] A. before 1945
B. before Clinton was born
C. before World War II
D. when Clinton was young
3. Why was the boy's family name changed? Because _______. [ ] A. he became a president
B. his family was poor
C. his mother was ill
D. his mother remarried
4. In 1963 Clinton came to the city of Washington _______. [ ] A. to take part in a drama contest
B. to have a talk with Kennedy
C. for a visit
D. for his holidays
5. This passage is about _______. [ ] A. Bill Clinton
B. Norger Clinton
D. William Blats
阅读理解。 David Beckham
As a Manchester United player, David Beckham is used to winning. He is one of the most famous
Englishmen in the World today.
Of course, it is impossible to have an unbiased opinion of this young man or the team that he plays
for. If you are a Man Utd fan, you love him. If you aren't a fan of this team, then your opinion of Mr.
Beckham may be quite different. In fact, in recent times, his treatment by fans of other teams has been
extremely unsavoury, especially when he has been playing for England. Some of the worst words have
not even been aimed at Beckham but at his wife and young child, which is a bad thing. It has been hard
for the football leaders to control such unruly behaviour. How can you discipline people for their comments
when so many people are guilty? But under the pressure of being shouted at by so many people, he has
always remained calm.
Of course, a lot of the bad things about Beckham are due to his own actions. He is a very fashionable
young man, but some of the clothes he has worn have been simply amazing. Why a person in his position
would choose to wear a skirt in public is truly unbelievable! Furthermore, to wear such things in
unseasonable times as mid-winter seems even crazier!
His behavior on the football pitch has also been unpredictable at times. Sometimes he is brilliant;
sometimes he does crazy things. Some of the most famous footballing incidents involving Beckham are not
his spectacular goals but his ungainly tackles. The most famous occasion was in France '98, when a clumsy
tackle led to him being sent off.
However, he is not guilty of such things, and if he can stop such behavior he could even become
1. David Beckham is ______ in the world. [ ] A. unknown
B. not popular
2. Once, Beckham wore ______ in public in mid-winter. [ ] A. T-shirt
3. Which one is Right? [ ] A. Everyone loves David Beckham.
B. Some people say bad things about the Beckham's.
C. Beckham never makes mistakes on the football pitch.
D. Beckham must be England 'next captain'.
4. Beckham was sent off in France'98, because of ______. [ ] A. his fame
B. his tackle
C. his words
D. his braveness
从下面方框中选择适当的选项填入文中，使短文通顺、完整。选项中有两项是多余选项。 A. ever B. watching C. What D. be E. more F. confidence G. A
High school student Jordin Sparks is the new American Idol (偶像) of 2007. For the past four months,
A. ever B. watching C. What D. be E. more F. confidence
G. All H. shown I. Both J. During K. are L. well
the singer has (1) her excellent voice on TV.
According to the rules, players must (2) between the ages of 16 and 29. Jordin, aged 17, is the
youngest person who has (3) won the match. "She's an excellent singer," said singer Smokey
Robinson. "She sings so (4) . It's hard to believe she's only 17."
Throughout the season, Jordin showed people her (5) . Her father, Phillippi Sparks, is a football
player. Perhaps (6) her dad play under pressure helped Jordin prepare (准备) for this competition.
Jordin said that her father recently told her, "You are (7) famous than me now." (8) the final
match, both Jordin's mum and dad cried when they watched their daughter sing.
(9) three judges (评委) agreed that Jordin was the winner. "You are the best singer tonight."
said one of the judges. They said that Jordin improved throughout the match. Now Jordin is asking herself,
"(10) am I going to do next week, to be just as good or better?"
阅读理解。 Marco Polo was a boy of about seventeen. Once, his father and uncle had just returned to their family
in Venice after a long journey. They talked about strange and beautiful lands in the East. They brought back
gold and jewels.
Shortly after, the Polo brothers asked him to take a trip with them to the East. So it was how Marco
Polo's journey began. During three years of traveling to the Far East, he saw sights that were almost
unbelievable to a boy from Italy. He met people who had strange ways of living. Some spoke languages
that he did not even understand. At last they reached China. This was in the year 1275. The emperor made
a great feast in honour of (招待) the Polos and asked Marco to live in his court (庭院). Marco Polo learned
to read, write and speak new languages.
Once the emperor sent him to distant western and southern part of his empire. Marco Polo was given
many soldiers and servants for his journey.
Marco saw paper made by the Chinese. People in China had also discovered how to paint on paper, they
had many books and even used paper money! They burned little black rocks for heat.
After three years, he wrote a book about his travels, which most people in Europe did not believe. But
many years later the world knew that this man had discovered a great Eastern country.
1. Marco Polo's father and uncle seemed to reach . [ ] A. China
B. several lands in the East
D. some islands in the East
2. The "black rocks" in the fourth paragraph means . [ ] A. a kind of rock which is black
B. a kind of black rocks but in fact it's brown
C. a kind of charcoal not rock in fact
D. a kind of mineral which we call coal today
3. In this passage we seem to know that . [ ] A. Marco Polo was a great inventor in Italy and he loved China
B. people in Venice all liked to travel to the east those days
C. the West fell behind the East those days
D. Marco Polo found the Far East first in Italy
4. The best title of the passage is . [ ] A. Marco Polo
B. Marco Polo and China
C. Marco Polo and the Emperor
D. The Polo's Family
In 1993 an unknown American called Clarence Nash went to see the filmmaker Walt Disney. He had an-
unusual voice and he wanted to work in Disney's cartoon (动画片) film for children. When Walt Disney heard
Nash's voice, he said "Stop! That's our duck!"
The duck was the now-famous Donald Duck, who first appeared in 1934 in the firm The Wise Little Hen.
Donald lived in an old houseboat (水上住家) and wore his sailor jacket and hat. Later that year he became a star
after an eight-minute Mickey Mouse film. The cinema audience liked him because he was lazy and greedy(贪婪的), and because he lost his temper (发脾气) very quickly. And they loved his voice when he became angry with Mickey's eight nephews(侄子). Soon Donald was more popular than Mickey Mouse himself, probably because
he wasn't a goody-goody like Mickey.
In the 1930s, 40s and 50s Donald and his friends Mickey, Goofy and Pluto made hundreds of Disney
cartoons. He also made educational films about the place of the USA in the world, and safety in the home. Then
in 1966 Donald Duck and his voice disappeared there were no more new cartoons. Clarence Nash died in
February, 1985. But today's children can still see the old cartoons on television and hear that famous voice.
1. Who made Donald Duck film? ______
A. Mickey Mouse
B. Clarence Nash
C. Walt Disney
2. When was the first Donald Duck film made? ______
A. In 1933.
B. In 1934.
C. In 1966.
D. In 1930.
3. Who was Clarence Nash? ______
A. A cartoonist.
B. Donald Duck's voice.
C. A film-maker.
D. A film star.
4. Where do today's children see Donald Duck ? ______
A. In new film.
B. At the cinema.
C. On television.
D. At concerts.
5. The underlined word "audience" in the second paragraph means______ .
B. formal interview
C. law freedom
D. the people who watch a film at a cinema
阅读理解。 William Shakespeare was a writer of plays and poems. Some of his most famous plays are Hamlet,
阅读理解。 William Shakespeare was a writer of plays and poems. Some of his most famous plays are Hamlet, Romeo
and Juliet, Macbeth. He wrote thirty-seven plays in all. They are still popular today.
He was born in 1564 in England. At school he liked watching plays. He decided to be an actor (演员)
when he finished school at the age of fourteen. In 1582, he married a famer's daughter. She was eight years
older than he was. Their first child was a daughter. Later they had twins. In 1585, Shakespeare left his
hometown, Stratfordupon-Avon. His wife and children stayed behind. No one knows why he left or what he
did between 1585 and 1592.
At twenty-eight he moved to London and joined a theatre company which opened the Globe Theatre in
1599. He became an actor, and he also wrote plays. He usually acted in his own plays. He earned almost no
money from his writing. But he made a lot of money from acting. With the money he bought a large house in
his hometown. At the age of forty-nine, Shakespeare retired (退休) and went to live in Stratford-upon-Avon. He
died at the age of fifty-two. He left his money to his family. He left his genius to the world. You still see his
plays in English and in many other languages. He is one of the most famous writers in the world.
1. Shakespeare wrote many famous plays except __________. [ ] A. Hamlet
C. Romeo and Juliet
D. Man and Superman
2. Shakespeare decided to be an actor in _________. [ ] A. 1578
3. In 1585, Shakespeare left his hometown Stratford-upon-Avon _______. [ ] A. with his wife
B. with his daughter
C. with his wife and children
4. Shakespeare got much money from _________. [ ] A. writing
5. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE? [ ] A. Shakespeare had two children.
B. Shakespeare wrote both plays and poems.
C. Shakespeare left his money to the Globe Theatre.
D. Shakespeare wrote plays in English and some other languages.
根据下面各题首字母，结合短文的意思，在横线上写出英语单词的适当形式，每空格只写一个单词。 Love football? You must (1)w the English Premier League
根据下面各题首字母，结合短文的意思，在横线上写出英语单词的适当形式，每空格只写一个单词。 Love football? You must (1)w the English Premier League (英超联赛). It is perhaps the most
(2)i football league in the world. Who is the Premier League's top striker(射手) this year? It's Didier
Drogba. He's scored twenty goals in all.
Didier Drogba was (3)b in the African country in 1978. When Didier was five, he went to live
with his uncle in France.
At the age of 15, Didier (4)b a professional footballer. He soon made a name for himself. In 2004,
he (5)j the English club Chelsea.
On the football field, Didier plays very (6)h . "I feel lucky to play in the same (7)t with
Didier. I'm glad I don't have to play (8)a him." Said Peter Cech, Chelsea's goalkeeper (守门员).
But Didier plays down his talent s(天赋), "I'm not (9)S . I try my best to score. That's
(10)w my team needs me to do," Didier said.
阅读理解。 Basketball star Yao Ming is shining on the big screen, too!
A film called "The Year of the Yao" has been produced. The one-and-half-hour documentary follows
Yao Ming's first year in the United States.
Although Yao faces cultural and language problems in his first year in America, he deals well with the
stress of being an NBA rookie (新手).
He finds friendship and support from others and always has confidence in himself. He is now in his third
NBA season, but this season is his first playing with new Rockets forward (前锋) Tracy MxGrady who's a
top player in NBA.
The Rockets lost five games straight at the end of their first month and Yao has needed time to work well
"I haven't played as everyone expects (期待) and it has been lower than mine, too." Yao says. However,
he also says that he has been trying to improve, and things are surely getting better.
Things may not be easy right now, but Yao Ming is still the favorite of his fans. In the recent NBA
All-Star ballot (投票), he got a record of more than 2.5 million votes from fans all over the world, which is
1. "The Year of the Yao" is _______. [ ] A. the name of a year
B. a documentary
C. a book
D. a basketballer star
2. At the end of their first month, Yao Ming worked _______ with McGrady. [ ]
A. very well
B. not well
C. as well as before
D. the same as before
3. The underlined sentence "I haven't played as everyone expects and it has been lower than mine, too."
[ ] A. In the team everyone played better than Yao Ming
B. In the team none played better than Yao Ming
C. Yao Ming was pleased with his playing
D. Yao Ming wasn't pleased with his playing
4. From the last paragraph we know that Yao Ming is one of the most popular . [ ] A. film stars
B. basketball players
C. basketball fans
D. football players
阅读理解。The workers who brought the girl to the orphanage (孤儿院) knew little about her. The street where
阅读理解。 The workers who brought the girl to the orphanage (孤儿院) knew little about her. The street where
they found her had been her home for many years. Her parents were unknown. They left her long ago. At the
orphanage, the girl, like all the children there, was taught to read and write. While she was studying at the
orphanage, she learned something else to be independent (独立). At twenty-one, she left the orphanage and
began to work as a secretary. And then, in 1975, while she was still working as an ordinary secretary,
something special happened. She entered the Miss Hong Kong Competition and won it. This was the turning
point in her life. Now her name, Mary Cheung, was known to everybody.
Mary entered the competition because she wanted to show that orphanage girls could be something.
Winning the competition gave her the chance to start a new life. This led her first into television and then into
business as a manager. When she was working as a manager, she had trouble with her reports. "My English
just wasn't good enough," she says. Luckily, she had a boyfriend (who later became her husband) to help her.
Mary studied management (管理) at Hong Kong Polytechnic and graduated in 1980. She started her own
business in 1985. But she did not stop developing herself. She then studied at the University of Hong Kong.
Since 1987, she has spent a lot of time on photography (摄影). She has held several exhibitions (展览) of her
works in many places-China, New Zealand and Paris. She still found time, however, to work on TV, write for
newspapers and bring up her family.
The girl from the street has come a long way, but her journey has not finished yet.
1. Before Mary Cheung was brought to the orphanage, ______.
A. she had lived with her parents whose names were not known
B. she had lived in the street for many years
C. the workers knew her well
D. she had learned to write and read by herself
2. The sentence "orphanage girls could be something" means that orphanage girls could be _____.
A. popular and successful
B. understood by others
C. Miss Hong Kong
D. known to everybody
3. When did her life change completely?
A. In 1987.
B. In 1985.
C. In 1980.
D. In 1975.
4. This passage is probably taken from _____.
A. a newspaper
B. a science magazine
C. a history textbook
D. a novel
5. According to the passage, which of the following sentences is true?
A. All the children at the orphanage liked Mary.
B. Mary was not happy working as a secretary.
C. Mary's boyfriend was good at English.
D. Mary's life in the orphanage was difficult.
完形填空。 Thomas Edison was American. He was a1scientist. He was born in 1847. When he was a child, he l
完形填空。 Thomas Edison was American. He was a 1 scientist. He was born in 1847. When he was a child,
he liked to find out how things 2 . He was in school for only three months. He asked his teacher a lot
of 3 questions. Most of them had nothing to do 4 his lesson. The teacher thought the boy was
not 5 and was not worth 6 . When he told this to Edison's mother, she took her son out of school.
As she had been a teacher, she taught him 7 . The boy read a lot. Soon he became very 8 in
sciene. 9 the age of ten Edison had already built a chemistry lab for himself. Ever since then, he
never stopped 10 for new and better ways to do things.
( ) 1. A. good
( ) 2. A. did
( ) 3. A. bad
( ) 4. A. with
( ) 5. A. bright
( ) 6.A. to teach
( ) 7.A. himself
( ) 8. A. to interest
( ) 9. A. When
( )10. A. searched
C. to search
阅读理解。 Jackie Chan was born on Apirl 7, 1954, in Hongkong,China. His parents left mainland China for Hong
Kong a short time before he was born. His parents named him "Chang Kongsang", which means "born in Hong
Kong". They wanted to celebrate a safe trip to HongKong.
At first, Jackie's family lived in the French Embassy (大使馆). His father was a cook, and his mother a
housekeeper. When Jackie was seven years old, his family moved to Australia. His father got a job in the
American Embassy. Later, back in Hong Kong Jackie's father sent him to the China Drama Academy. Jackie
studied and worked 19 hours a day. The students practised KungFu and learned how to do many stunts (特技表
When Jackie was seventeen years old, he began to do dangerous stunts for films. In the early 1980s,
Jackie went to Hollywood, but he wasn't very successful. He went on to make films in HongKong and had
great success. Finally, in 1995, Jackie Chan has both Chinese and American fans ,and his films make millions
1.What is Jackie Chan? [ ] A.He is a cook
B.He is a singer
C.He is a film star
D.He is a housekeeper
2.When did Jackie Chan's parents move to HongKong? [ ] A. They moved to HongKong a short time after Jackie Chan was born
B. They moved to HongKong a short time before Jackie Chan was born
C. They moved to HongKong after they came back from America.
D. They moved to HongKong after Jackie Chan studied in the China Drama Academy.
3.What did Jackie Chan learn in the China Drama Academy. [ ] A.Singing
C.KongFu and stunts
4.Which is ture according to the passage? [ ] A.Jackie Chan is about forty years old.
B.He was born in America
C.He wasn't very successful when he first went to Hollywood
D.He became famous at the age of 17.
5.From the passage we know that __________________ [ ] A. neither his American fans nor his Chinese fans like his films
B. only his Chinese fans like his films
C. everybody in the world likes his films very much
D. his films are popular not only in China but also in America
阅读理解。 Ronald Reagan was the only actor to become president of the United States, but other movie sta
阅读理解。 Ronald Reagan was the only actor to become president of the United States, but other movie stars have
also been successful in public office. One of them was Shirley Temple, who is remembered throughout the
world as a little girl. She danced and sang in many movies.
Shirley began to make movies at the age of five, and she was only nine years old when she played the
role of Heidi. In almost every part of the world where movies are seen on television, children and their
parents still enjoy Heidi and the other movies of Shirley Temple. Although she has not appeared in a film for
over thirty years, her name is still familiar to old and young alike.
When Shirley Temple was twenty-one years old, she was already retired from her career as an actress.
Twenty years later, many people still thought her as a little girl that Americans had always loved in the
movies, but others knew her as an intelligent woman with knowledge of world problems. One of the people
who recognized these important abilities was President Richard M. Nixon. In 1969, he appointed (委派) her
as a representative (代表) to the United Nations, and this marked the beginning of a new career for the
former child star of the movies.
One of Shirley's most popular dancing and singing partners was George Murphy, who was twenty-six
years older than Shirley. He stopped making movies at about the same time as his young partner. In 1969,
he was elected United States senator (参议员) from California, and he served in this office for six years.
1. Some of the American actors or actresses like Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple and George
[ ] A. were later elected senators
B. later became more successful in the movie circle (电影界)
C. were later active in politics
D. later became presidents of the United States
2. Shirley Temple spent ______ years on her career as an actress. [ ] A. 21
3. Quite a lot of people throughout the world as well as Americans remember Shirley Temple all the
[ ] A. as a little girl
B. as a pretty actress
C. as an attractive woman
D. as a young politician
4. Why did Richard M. Nixon appoint Shirley Temple as representative to the United Nations? [ ] A. Because she was a successful actress.
B. Because she was an intelligent woman who knows much about movies.
C. Because she was intelligent and had rich knowledge.
D. Because she had been a little movie star.
5. George Murphy retired from making movies ______. [ ] A. in 1969
B. at the age of 47
C. when he was 26
D. in 1975
阅读理解。 A few days ago, few people knew his name or his face. But last Thursday, when he came back to the
earth after a 21-hour trip to space, Yang Liwei's smile was seen across the world.
The 38-year-old astronaut was sent into space at 9:00 a.m. October 15, 2003 by China's Shenzhou V
spaceship, and it travelled around the earth 14 times. He landed safely at 6:23 a.m. the next day. So China
became the third country to successfully send a person into space, after the former Soviet Union (前苏联)
and the U.S.A.
Yang was pleased with his job. "I think ours was one of the most successful," he said.
If you saw the breaking-up of the space plane named Columbia (哥伦比亚号) in February of 2003, you
would know that Yang Liwei would be in great danger.
Yang experienced very high temperature, while the gravitational forces (地心引力) on taking off (起飞)
and landing was strong enough to make tears from his eyes.
He has spent five years training to become a spaceman after 1350 hours' flying in the air. Although it was
hard work, Yang loved it. Yang's success was well worth all the hard work. Yang has become China's first
1. What time was Yang Liwei sent into space?
A. At 9:00 a.m.
B. At 21 o'clock.
C. At 6:23 a.m.
D. At 14 o'clock.
2. From the passage, we know China has become to send a man into space.
A. the first one
B. the second one
C. the third one
D. the last one
3. Which sentence is right?
A. Yang Liwei was pleased with his job.
B. Yang Liwei works hard on his work.
C. The space plane named Columbia was landed successfully.
D. A and B
4. Shenzhou V spaceship spent travelling around the earth at a time.
A. one hour
B. two hours
C. one hour and a half
D. three hours
5. How many times did Yang Liwei go around the earth?
A. 21 times.
B. 14 times.
C. Only one time.
D. 9 times.
阅读理解。 Mark Twain was a famous American writer. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He grew
up in a small town beside the Mississippi River around the middle of the nineteenth century. He liked to
watch the steamboats (轮船) traveling along the river. When he was seventeen, he went east to New York,
but he never forgot the boats on the river in his hometown. At the age of twenty-one he returned home and
became a steamboat pilot (领航员). He was very happy on the river.
Later, when he began to write stories, he used the name Mark Twain. Mark Twain was a term used by
riverboat men. Most people have forgotten that his name was really Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Mark Twain wrote many famous books, but he is remembered most for his stories about young boys.
One of his best stories tells about Tom Sawyer.
( )1. Mark Twain was born in the USA.
( )2. Mark Twain loved the Mississippi River and his hometown.
( )3. When Mark Twain was seventeen, he left for New York.
( )4. Mark Twain's real name was Tom Sawyer.
( )5. Mark Twain began to write when he was 20.
完形填空。Mark Twain was a pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November30, 1835, in a sm
完形填空。 Mark Twain was a pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November30, 1835, in
a small town in Florida, the USA. He 1 a few naughty boys who later 2 in his stories. At the age
of 12, his father died, and he began to work, first as a printer, then on a river boat. Those years on the
boat went into his book "Life 3 the Mississipi. (密西西比河)"
4 the Civil War (国内战争) he worked as a reporter and used Mark Twain as his pen name. The
stories he wrote in this period 5 him famous and popular. He made a lot of money by writing, lecturing
and running 6 publishing house. But he spent all of it on high living and 7 business.
Mark Twain 8 as a "funny man". But in fact he took a serious view of life. Many sad things
happened in his own life. All his 9 helped to shape (形成) his stories 10 showed the dark side of
society. He died as an old man of 75 in 1910.
C.grew up with
D.grew up in
D.was to be known
根据短文内容选择最恰当的答案。 Benjamin Banneker was born a few months before another great American-George Washing
根据短文内容选择最恰当的答案。 Benjamin Banneker was born a few months before another great American-
George Washington. Benjamin was black, but he was not a slave. He and his
mother and his grandmother were free. Benjamin's grandmother came from
England. In America she got a job and worked for many years to pay for her
boat trip across the ocean . After working many more years, she saved enough
money to buy a farm. Benjamin lived with her for a while. She taught him to read
and write and do arithmetic (算术).
Benjamin's neighbour knew that he was clever. They were not surprised
when he built a large wooden clock. He made each piece after studying a small
pocket watch. The clock made him famous, for it was one of the first clocks built in America. People from
other places began to send hard problems of all kinds for Benjamin to settle.
Thomas Jefferson learned of Benjamin Banneker's ability to settle hard problems. He asked Banneker to
help build the city that was to be the capital of the United States-Washington, D.C. Banneker worked hard on
the plans for the city. He marked where the streets and buildings-the Capitol (美国国会大厦) the White House,
and many others-should be built.
Later, L' Enfant, the Frenchman who had designed the new city, had a quarrel, and went back to France
in anger. He took all of the plans with him. The workmen couldn't build without any plans to follow.
For a while it seemed that the plans for the capital might have to be changed, but Benjamin Banneker
remembered the plans he had helped draw. He drew each again as he had built each piece of his clock.
If it weren't for Benjamin Banneker, Washington, D.C might look very different from the way it does
1. Benjamin's grandmother taught him how ____________ when he was young. [ ] A) to read and write and do arithmetic
B) to make a clock
C) to do farm work
D) to solve some difficult problems
2. When Banneker built a large wooden clock, ___________________. [ ] A) people in America showed no surprise
B) his name spread all over America
C) he became the first man in America to build a clock
D) people came from other places to congratulate him
3. Thomas Jefferson asked Banneker to help build the city Washington because he was told that Banneker
[ ] A) warm- hearted
4. The French designer L' Enfant had a quarrel with the Americans and returned to France________________ . [ ] A) worriedly
5. When L' Enfant left with his plans, Banneker was in _____ of building the capital Washington. [ ] A) charge
6. In building the city Washington, Banneker showed that _____________. [ ] A) he had a good memory
B) he was never tired of working
C) he feared no difficulties
D) he was good at drawing
7. Benjamin Banneker is remembered to this day mainly because _____. [ ] A) he made one of the first clocks in America
B) he used to be an assistant to L' Enfant, who had designed the city Washington
C) he designed the city Washington when L' Enfant left
D) he was able to continue the plans for the new city Washington as L' Enfant left with his plans
阅读短文，根据短文内容，按要求答题。 Ronald Reagan was the only actor to be president of (A) _______, but some film stars have also
become successful public officers. (B) One of them is Shirley Temple, who is remembered throughout the
world as a little girl who sang and danced in many films.
(C) Shirley Temple began to make films at the age of five, and she was only nine when she played the
part of Heidi. In almost every part of the world where films are seen on television, children and their parents
still enjoy Heidi and other films of Shirley Temple.
(D)当她21岁时, 她已经迈出了电影圈子。Twenty years later, many people thought of her as a little
girl that Americans have always loved in the films. However, others know her as an excellent woman with
knowledge of world problems. One of the people who recognized these important abilities was President
Richard Nixon, who sent her to work in the United Nations in 1969.
(E) Americans are becoming to realize that many film stars have other talents besides acting.
1. 在(A) 的空白处填入一个适当的词语_________.
2. 将划线部分(B) 改写为 One of them is Shirley Temple, who is remembered _________ the world as a
little girl who sang and danced in many films.
3. 将划线部分(C) 译成汉语_____________________________________
4. 将划线部分(D) 译成英语_____________________________________
5. 将划线部分(E) 译成汉语_____________________________________
阅读理解。 Who will follow Yao Ming and become the next Chinese person to play in the NBA? Time Magazine
says Yi Jianlian, a 2.1-metre tall teenager from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, might be the one.
Fifteen-year-old Yi is a good player and has the right size. He moves quickly. He plays for Guangdong
Tigers Club team. He played in the Chinese Basketball Association-the CBA (中国篮球协会) last season
and was the group's new player of the year. Yi could be a key player at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
"It's my dream to play in the Olympics," Yi said. "It would be a great honor to play in the Olympics for
my country, and I hope I will get a chance."
Yi was 12 when he first picked up a basketball. At first his parents were against (反对) his playing
basketball in a sports school, but they were changed by the fact that Yi has everything for a good player
such as speed and size. Yi's basketball life almost ended before it began. When he first went to training, he
almost gave up halfway.
"I wanted to give up," Yi said. "I had never lived away from home before." But later he decided to make
the best of the difficult situation (处境).
His goal is to join Yao in the NBA. "We all look up to him, and I hope I can one day play in the NBA, too,"
said Yi. "I need to learn and practice, and I should stay cool before fame (名声)."
1. Why does Time Magazine say Yi Jianlian will become the next Chinese person to play in the NBA? [ ] A. Because he is taller than any other player in China.
B. Because he is younger than any other player in China.
C. Because he is a good player with right size and quick movement.
D. Because he is a CBA's key player at present.
2. Yi Jlanlian has played in the CBA in _______ up to now (直到现在). [ ] A. one season
B. two seasons
C. three seasons
D. four, seasons
3. Why did Yi Jianlian almost give up halfway when he first went to training? [ ] A. Because his parents were against his playing basketball.
B. Because he found it too difficult to play basketball.
C. Because he didn't have anything for a good player.
D. Because he couldn't live with his family as before.
4. The underlined word "cool" means "_______" in the last sentence. [ ] A. happy
B. not excited
D. neither warm nor cold
5. From the text we know that _______. [ ] A. Yi Jianlian is a player of the Chinese Basketball Team
B. Yi Jlanlian will join Yao Ming in the NBA next season
C. Yi Jianlian is a basketball player with a bright future
D. Yao Mint is the first Chinese person playing in the NBA
阅读短文，回答下列问题。 Walt Disney, the great film-maker, was born in 1901. When he was a young man, He often sat in the
family garage and draw pictures there. One day a mouse came into the garage and played on the floor. He
stopped drawing and watched the mouse. The mouse came towards him, so he gave the mouse a piece of
bread. Day after day they became good friends.
Some years later, Disney moved to the west coast of the USA. He tried to get work as an artist, but
still he was unsuccessful. One day he remembered the mouse that used to come out in his father's garage.
He picked up his pencil and started to draw. At last he was pleased with one of his pictures of the mouse.
He called it Mickey Mouse.
His success as a cartoon-maker had begun. He made scores of cartoons. All of them were liked very
much by children. He died in 1966. But the studios which he started are still busy today, producing more
and more interesting films.
1. Who is Walt Disney?
2. Where did he make friends with that mouse?
3. He thought that mouse was lovely, didn't he?
4. How long did he live in the world?
5. What is the main idea of this passage?
阅读理解。 George Stephenson was born in 1781 in a poor family. He had to start work when he was only eig
阅读理解。 George Stephenson was born in 1781 in a poor family. He had to start work when he was only eight.
When George was fourteen, he became his father's helper. He spent a lot of time learning about engines
(发动机). And on holidays he often made one engine to pieces and studied each piece carefully. Soon he
became a very good worker though he could not read or write. He began to learn English letters when he
was seventeen years old. Every day after he did twelve hours of hard work,he walked a long way to have
lessons from a young school teacher. On his eighteenth birthday, he wrote his own name for the first time
in his life. George invented (发明) many things in his life. The train was the greatest one among them.
Today when we take trains from one place to another, we'll think of this great man-George Stephenson.
1. In which year did George Stephenson start to help his father? ______. [ ] A. In 1781
B. In 1789
C. In 1795
D. In 1798
2. He learned about the engine ______. [ ] A. through reading and writing
B. by making it to pieces and studying each piece carefully
C. at lessons from a young teacher
D. by asking a lot of questions
3. He spent a lot of time learning about engines and soon he became ______. [ ] A. a great man
B. a good maker
C. a good worker
D. a good student
4. George Stephenson invented the ______. [ ] A. the train
B. the telephone
C. the car
D. the computer
5. From the passage we know George Stephenson was one of the greatest ______ in the world. [ ] A. workers
根据短文内容回答下列问题。 Asia Pop Idol(偶像)：Rain He uses his stage name, Rain, when he works as a singer and dan
根据短文内容回答下列问题。 Asia Pop Idol(偶像)：Rain
He uses his stage name, Rain, when he works as a singer and dancer. His real name is
Jung-Ji-hoon and he is also a famous actor.
He showed his interest in dancing ever since he was in the 6th grade. As a teenager, he
was part of the boy band(乐队) group called "fan club". Years later, Park Jin-young (Korean singer) took Rain
under his wing and trained him for years in dancing and singing. During those training years Rain was not at
home much and didn't have enough money, so at times he had to train without meals.
Finally in 2002 the song "Bad Guy" made him famous. Following the success of the first album(专辑), he
came back with a new set of music in his 2nd album. In 2004, he acted in a successful drama called Full House
which was welcomed in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia,China, Malaysia, Thailand and
Japan. His performance in Full House has won him the "Best Actor Award" at the KBS
Acting Awards. It is hard to describe his dancing with simple words because it is a mix-
ture of so many different elements. He has created a whole new style of his own. In
Beijing he won the "Best Korean Singer" Award. Since his success in 2002, the 26-year
old has become one of the most popular Korean artists in Asia.
Singer Park Jin-young once said to his friends, "I was always wondering whether Rain understood what I
said because he never said anything when I scolded (责备) him. One day I entered his room, and was surprised
to discover a wall covered with notes. Every note was filled with my words and advice. "Rain had written down
every single piece of advice his older friend had given him and had been doing his best to correct his mistakes
and improve his skills.
1. What is Rain's real name?
2. How is Rain's life during the training years?
3. When did Rain become famous?
4. What made him win the "Best Actor Award" at the KBS Acting Awards?
5. Who discovered the notes on the wall of Rain's room?
5. Did Rain try his best to correct his mistakes?
7. What can we learn from Rain?
阅读理解。Name Personal Information BethuneBorn in 1890 in Canada Diedin 1939 in ChinaA doctor Came to Ch
阅读理解。 Name Personal Information Bethune Born in 1890 in Canada Died
in 1939 in China
A doctor Came to China in 1938 Celine Dion Born in Montreal, Canada A singer star In 1997, sang My Heart Will Go
On for the film Titanic.
Thomas Edison Born in 1847, Kentucky, USA Died in 1931 Made over 1,000 inventions Bill Gates Born in 1955,USA Owns Microsoft Company Wrote Business @ the Speed
Mark Twain Born in 1835, USA Died in 1910 A writer Wrote Tom Sawyer
1. is from Canada.
[ ] A. Bill Gates
B. Mark Twain
C. Thomas Edison
D. Celine Dion
2. The was born in 1835. [ ] A. inventor
3. My Heart Will Go On is the name of a . [ ] A. book
4. Dr. Bethune worked in China for about . [ ]
5. Which of the following is true? [ ] A. Mark Twain wrote Business the Speed of Thought.
B. Bill Gates started working for Microsoft Company.
C. Thomas Edison made over 1,000 inventions.
D. Celine Dion stopped singing in 1997.
阅读理解。Newton was born on Christmas, 1642, in a small village in England. His father, a farmer, died w
阅读理解。 Newton was born on Christmas, 1642, in a small village in England. His father, a farmer, died when he
was young. He liked to repair clocks and make toys. He also was interested in astronomy (天文学). Newton
went to school at twelve. Soon after he had to stop as his mother wanted him to do farm work. When she
found her son was so interested in science, Mrs. Newton sent him to Cambridge (剑桥) University to study.
He was 19 at that time. Sometimes he had to work as a servant to go on his study. There he became a famous
scientist. At 23 he invented methods of calculation (计算) which have been used to nowadays. In 1665 he had
to leave the university and go home where he made two of his great discoveries. One is that he found the colour
of sunlight was made up of seven kinds. The other was the founding of force of gravity (地心引力), which
was one of the most important theories (理论) for modern science.
1. Newton was a great scientist. He ______. [ ] A. discovered the law of nature
B. discovered the force of gravity
C. discovered the universe
2. Mrs. Newton hoped her son could become a ______. [ ] A. worker
3. In Cambridge Newton often worked as a ______ to go on his study. [ ] A. student
4. Newton's first discovery was ______. [ ] A. 7 colours of the sunlight
5. Newton stopped studying when he was young, because ______. [ ] A. his father died
B. his mother wanted him to be a farmer
C. his family was poor
阅读下面的短文，根据每个空格中所给的词首字母填入适当的词，使短文意思完整。On Easter, April 9th in 1939, more than 75,000 people came to t
阅读下面的短文，根据每个空格中所给的词首字母填入适当的词，使短文意思完整。 On Easter, April 9th in 1939, more than 75,000 people came to the Lincoln Memorial (林肯纪念馆)
in Washington, D.C. They heard the famous African-American singer Marian Anderson g a free
Anderson had planned to sing at Washington's Constitution Hall (华盛顿宪法大厅), but a political
organization that helped manage the concert hall refused her the right to perform because she was
b . With the help o the first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson's performance at the
Lincoln Memorial m people greatly aware (意识到) of the p of racial discrimination
(种族歧视) in America.
Anderson had tired hard out of a p childhood in South Philadelphia to become a world
f singer. Even after her great appearance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, it was not u
1955 that she became the first African-American to be i to perform at New York's Metropolitan
Opera House (纽约大都会歌剧院) Anderson died in Portland, Oregon, o April 8, 1993.
完形填空：从A、B、C、D中，选择一个最佳答案，使短文意思完整。 Jackie Chan is a well-known Chinese action movie star around the wo
完形填空：从A、B、C、D中，选择一个最佳答案，使短文意思完整。 Jackie Chan is a well-known Chinese action movie star around the world. He was born on April 7, 1954,
in Hong Kong, China. His parents 1 mainland China for Hong Kong a short time before he was born. His
parents 2 him "Chen Gangsheng", which means "born in Hong Kong". They wanted to 3 a safe trip
to Hong Kong. 4 , Jackie's family lived in the French Embassy (大使馆). In 1961, when Jackie was 5
years old, his family moved to Australia. His father got a 6 as a cook in the American Embassy. Later, back
in Hong Kong, Jackie's father sent him to the China Drama Academy (中国戏剧学院). Jackie studied and
worked 19 hours a day. The students 7 Kung Fu and learned how to do many stunts (特技表演) there.
In the early 1980s, Jackie went to Hollywood, 8 he wasn't very successful. He went on to 9 in
Hong Kong and had great success. Finally, in 1995, Jackie Chan became 10 in the United States. Today,
Jackie Chan has both Chinese and American fans, and his films make millions of dollars.
( )1. A. lived
( )2. A. told
( )3. A. make
( )4. A. First of all
( )5. A. five
( )6. A. business
( )7. A. practiced
( )8. A. though
( )9. A. book tickets
( )10. A. excited
B. At first
B. make films
C. At last
C. sing songs
D. At least
D. take photos
完形填空。 Qu Yuan was born in China around 2000 years ago. His job was to give some 1 to the king. The
old king always took his advice. 2 the new king didn't like listening to Qu Yuan after the old king 3 .
Qu Yuan finally 4 his job.
Qu Yuan was very 5 at writing poems (诗). People still love his poems very much now. He was a
26 poet (诗人), but he was always 7 because the king didn't take his advice and it made his country
lose many battles (战役).
At last, he jumped into a 8 and died. It was the 9 day of the fifth lunar (农历) month that year.
The Chinese people will never 10 Qu Yuan. They eat rice dumplings (粽子) and have dragon (龙)
boat race in honor of (纪念) him every year.
( )1. A. job
( )2. A. But
( )3. A. were off
( )4. A. got
( )5. A. good
( )6. A. usual
( )7. A. exciting
( )8. A. river
( )9. A. eight
( )10. A. forget
B. stayed in the country
阅读理解。 Many years ago, there was a family named Franklin (富兰克林). They lived in Boston (波士顿). There
were five girls and six boys in the family. On a January day in 1706 another baby boy was born. The boy's
mother and her husband (丈夫) gave the boy a name-Benjamin.
Benjamin (本杰明) was the cleverest of all the children. He could read when he was five and he could
write by the time he was seven. When he was eight, he was sent (送) to school.
In school, Benjamin had been good at reading and writing but not good at math. He read all his father's
books. And whenever (无论何时) he had a little money (钱), he spent it on a book. He liked books. They
told him how to do something. At that time he invented (发明) the paddles (浆形工具) for swimming.
1. The Franklins lived in ______. [ ] A. England
2. There were ______ children in the family. [ ] A. five
3. Benjamin was born in the ______ month of the year 1706. [ ] A. first
4. Benjamin ______ math when he was in school. [ ] A. did well in
B. did well at
C. didn't do well in
D. didn't do well at
5. What did Benjamin do with the money he has? [ ] A. bought books
B. went swimming
C. invented (发明) something
D. We don't know
阅读下面短文，然后从其后各题所给的四个选项中选择最佳选项。 When his doctor told nine-year-old Michael Milton he would lose his le
阅读下面短文，然后从其后各题所给的四个选项中选择最佳选项。 When his doctor told nine-year-old Michael Milton he would lose his left leg to bone cancer (骨癌) in
1982, one of the first questions he asked was: "Will I still be able to ski?"
Soon, Milton, who grew up in a skiing family and had hit the hillside from the age of three, saw a video
of a one-legged skier that would change his life. After missing a winter of sport following his operation (手术),
the Australian young man gave it a try.
By 14, Milton was skiing in his first international competition (国际比赛), the 1988 Winter Olympic
Games at Innsbruck, Austria. Just four years on, he became Australia's first gold medal (金牌) winner in France.
But trying to make a living from the sport he loved seemed to be a far more icy matter. For year, Milton
had to do his best to make ends meet, mending cars, working as a gardener and in ski shops. At one point he
was so poor that he needed to win a place in an American skiing competition to win enough money for the plane
But the skier who can hold his own in able-bodied speed-skiing events, thinks overcoming (克服) low
public expectations of what people with disabilities (残疾) can do is a greater obstacle (障碍) than being poor.
It's a problem that he is meeting with all the time.
He says most people with disabilities don't want to be treated differently than others. "It's the environment
around you that helps you to try. My biggest goal is to raise (提高) the expectations of the public as to what
people with disabilities can do."
Milton has won 10 Olympic and 11 world championship (锦标赛) medals and in April last year became
the world's first disabled person to ski at more than 200 km/h, reaching a surprising 210.4 km/h. His next goal
is the record of 212.26 km/h held by Australia's fastest able-bodied skier, Nick Kirshner. He'll then be the fastest
Australian skier ever.
1. When did Michael Milton win his first gold medal? [ ] A. In 1988.
B. When he was fourteen.
C. In 1992.
D. 8 years after his operation.
2. What is the biggest problem Milton met with in life? [ ] A. He has lost one of his legs because of bone cancer.
B. It's difficult for him to make the ends meet.
C. People don't believe what the disabled can do.
D. It's impossible for him to ski with the able-bodied.
3. Milton really wants _________ by skiing. [ ] A. to become the fastest skier in Australia
B. to show he is different from other skiers
C. to help other disabled people stand up
D. to make the public give up wrong ideas
4. Which of the following is true according to the passage? [ ] A. Milton is skiing for not only himself but also any disabled person.
B. Milton will give up skiing after he reaches more than 212.26 km/h.
C. Few people think that Milton's dream will come true in the end.
D. Thanks to Milton's work, the public environment has become better.
根据短文内容填入适当的单词，使短文的意思完整，每格只准填写一个英语单词，要求单词开头的第一个字母与所给的字母相同。 The programmes Sun Xiaomei hosts (主持) migh
根据短文内容填入适当的单词，使短文的意思完整，每格只准填写一个英语单词，要求单词开头的第一个字母与所给的字母相同。 The programmes Sun Xiaomei hosts (主持) might be among the shortest (1)o CCTV. "ON
screen Next Week" is on once a week for 15 minutes, and "TV you, He and I" comes on for five minutes
each (2)t , once a week too.
"(3)T these programmes are short, I (4)h many ideas to make them (5)l for
the audience (观众)," she said.
Sun was (6)i in music in her childhood. She played the violin (7)s the age of five
(8)u she finished middle school.
Her father wanted her to (9)e a music school at first, but 16-year-old Sun Xiaomei (10)b a
student in Beijing Broadcasting (广播) College.
任务型阅读。阅读下列短文， 然后根据短文内容，完成表格。Tiger Woods is a famous professional golfer. In fact, he is probably the
任务型阅读。阅读下列短文， 然后根据短文内容，完成表格。 Tiger Woods is a famous professional golfer. In fact, he is probably the most famous golfer in he
world today. Tiger Woods was born in California, the United States, in 1975. His father, Earl, is an
African American and his mother, Kultida, comes from Thailand. Earl Woods played golf, and Tiger
learned how to play it from him. Earl Woods said that Tiger could hit a golf ball when he was only six
Tiger Woods started to become famous when he was young. In 1978, when Tiger was three years
old, he was on his first TV show. He played golf with some famous people and he surprised them.
Between the ages of 8 and 16, Tiger Woods learned a lot about playing golf. He won his first championship
in those years. In 1994, Tiger became a student at Stanford University, but he didn't stop playing golf.
He won 10 golf championships while he was studying at Stanford. In 1996,the sports magazine Sports
Illustrated named him the Sportsman of the Year. In the same year, Tiger became a professional golfer.
In the next few years, he won many more golf championships. As Tiger became more and more famous,
he got rich. In 1999, he won more prize money than any other golfer over six and a half million dollars.
Events in Tiger Wood's Life Year What happened? 1975 He was born. 1978 1. 1994 2. 1996 3.
阅读理解。 Chopin (肖邦) was born in March, 1810 near Warsaw (华沙) in Poland (波兰). He was one of the greates
阅读理解。 Chopin (肖邦) was born in March, 1810 near Warsaw (华沙) in Poland (波兰). He was one of the
greatest musicians in the world. In 1831, when he went to Paris, no people but he could play the piano
At that time people in Paris liked the Hungarian (匈牙利) pianist liszt (李斯特). One night, at a concert,
Liszt went to the piano and all the people shouted. As all the lights in the concert were turned off, a
wonderful piano concert started. The music was so good that the listeners were all greatly interested. They
kept praising the pianist and thought that Liszt reached something new in playing the piano.
Suddenly, all the lights were turned on again as the music came to an end. And there stood a young man
instead of the famous Hungarian pianist Liszt.
Liszt planned all this. As the lights went out, Liszt left his chair and let Chopin take his place. So with
the help of Liszt and his own talent (才能), Chopin soon became famous.
1. Chopin was . [ ] A. the greatest musician in the world
B. a famous Polish pianist
C. a famous Paris pianist
D. one of the greatest musicians in Hungary.
2. The wonderful piano concert started . [ ] A. after all the lights were turned on
B. when Liszt sat down at the piano
C. after all the lights were turned off
D. when Chopin went to piano.
3. When the music came to an end, . [ ] A. Liszt stood at the piano
B. all the lights were turn off again
C. Chopin stood at the piano
D. people went out of the hall
4. Chopin became famous . [ ] A. before he came to the concert
B. because he was a student of Liszt's
C. because people in Paris liked him
D. since he played so well at the concert
5. From the story we know . [ ] A. Chopin could be famous because of his own talent and the help from Liszt
B. Liszt planned to make Chopin famous
C. Liszt was Chopin's teacher
D. one could be famous only with the help of a famous pianist
阅读下面材料，根据材料内容从每题所给的四个选项中选择最佳选项。Charles Chaplin, who died in 1977, is regarded as one of the greatest
阅读下面材料，根据材料内容从每题所给的四个选项中选择最佳选项。 Charles Chaplin, who died in 1977, is regarded as one of the greatest and funniest actors in the history of
the cinema. During his lifetime, he acted in 13 films, and he wrote, directed (导) and acted in 69 other films.
Chaplin was born in London in 1889. When he was a poor boy, he was often seen waiting outside the
London theatres, hoping to get work in show business. He could sing and dance, and above all, he could make
people laugh. But he couldn't get work, so he wandered (徘徊) about the city streets. Sometimes he was sent
away to a home for children who had no parents.
Charlie Chaplin first acted when he was five. He broke into show business because his mother, a music-
hall performer, lost her voice during the performance and had to leave the stage, and Charlie went on and sang
a well-known song. Halfway through the song a shower of money poured onto the stage. Charlie stopped
singing and told audiences he would pick the money first and then finish the song. The audiences laughed. This
was the first of millions of laughs in Charlie Chaplin's comedy (喜剧) life.
Twenty years later the same Chaplin became the greatest and best loved comedian in the world. His dream
came true in the end. Chaplin became world-famous and almost a king in the world of the film.
Even people who don't understand English can enjoy Chaplin's films because they are mostly silent. The
machine for adding sound to films had not yet been developed. The development of films with sound became a
problem for Chaplin, as he was uncertain about making films with dialogues. Instead, he continued to make films
without dialogue, but he added music, which he wrote himself. It isn't what he says that makes us laugh. His
comedy doesn't depend on (依靠) words. It depends on little actions which mean the same thing to people all
over the world.
Chaplin's later films, however, were not well received. Chaplin lived most of his life in America and the
last years in Switzerland, where he was buried (被埋葬) at Christmas 1977, at the age of eighty-eight. There
was sadness all over the world at the news of his death.
In his book, Chaplin tells us how to succeed in life. He says, "You have to believe in yourself. That's the
1. What does the underlined word "stage" mean in the passage? [ ] A. It's a special time that something reaches while it grows or develops.
B. It's one of the parts in the process (过程) of something.
C. It's the raised area in a theatre which actors or singers stand on when they perform.
D. It's a place or an area of activity where something important happens.
2. Chaplin is regarded as a king of comedy mainly because __________. [ ] A. he knew how to make people laugh
B. he could sing and dance well
C. he acted out the common human situations best in his comedy
D. lots of people have seen his films
3. The only secret of Charles Chaplin's great success is that ___________. [ ] A. he can make all people, men and women, old and young laugh
B. he has full trust in himself
C. he is always active and hard-working all his life
D. though he is always in trouble, he never loses heart
4. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? [ ] A. He was too shy to meet the managers of the theatres.
B. People won't stop laughing until tears run down Chaplin's face.
C. He wouldn't like to work at the theatre.
D. People all over the world can enjoy Chaplin's films without translation because most of them are silent.
先通读下面短文，掌握其大意,然后根据短文内容和所给首字母，在空格内填入一个适当的词,使短文意思完整。所给单词在题后横线上必须完整写出。 Did you watch the magic shows played by Liu Qian from Taiwan in the 2009 CCTV Spring Festival
Gala? They (1)a great attention and (2)w interests of the audience. During the gala, Liu
succeeded (3)d a coin into a glass which was placed upside down and transferred (转移) a finger
ring(4) i an egg. The two magic shows were so successful that everyone is now (5)m
about him and all want to know how to play magic tricks."I saw the s(6) on everyone's face. It
was cool." Liu said.
However, you may not believe that Liu (7)d go to any magic school. He just learned by
(8)h . When Liu was seven years old, he saw a coin trick in a big store. At that moment Liu
(9)d to learn magic. He worked quite hard at it. He practiced hard to improve his (10)s .
Then one day he was able to put on a show for his class.
After years of hard work, now Liu is a great magician. But he isn't (11)s with what he has
got and keeps on trying every day. He (12)m spend three years working out a new show.
根据下列短文内容，在短文后的空格处填上一个恰当的词，使短文完整、通顺。 Ten-year-old Barack Obama was one of only three black1 at his sc
根据下列短文内容，在短文后的空格处填上一个恰当的词，使短文完整、通顺。 Ten-year-old Barack Obama was one of only three black 1 at his school in Hawaii, USA. He felt
very 2 from most other students. White girls wanted to touch his hair. A white boy 3
him if his father ate people."I lied to them that my father was a Kenyan (肯尼亚) prince (王子).
But I kept asking 4 who I am," said Obama. However, 37 years later, the boy made history.
Obama became the 5 black president (总统) in US history. Obama was 6 in 1961,
to an African father and a white American woman a small town in the USA. He grew 7 in
Indonesia and Hawaii. This unusual background made him wonder who he was. He once turned to
alcohol (酒精) to help forget this question. 8 the help of his friends, Obama finally turned his
life around at college. His hard work made him STAR Harvard (哈佛大学). Later, he became only the
third black senator (参议院) in US history. During his race to the highest post in the US, Obama talked
about this background. He called for a Untied States of America, rather than a white America or a
black America. Obama's success has made Martin Luther King's dream come 9 . That is:
A man should not be judged (判断) by the color of his skin, 10 by the content of his
—From BBC news.
Cloze. (完形填空) Some years later, Disney moved to the west coast (海岸) of the USA. He tried to get work as an artist but
still he was unsuccessful. One day he remembered the mouse got 1 of his home. He 2 his pencil and
started 3 . Day after day he practiced and drew 4 pictures of the mouse that he had known. At last he
was 5 with one of the pictures of the mouse. He 6 it Mickey Mouse.
Disney's success as a cartoon-maker had begun. He soon drew other cartoon characters like Donald Duck
and during the 1920s and the 1930s he made 7 cartoons about 8 . These cartoons were all 9 ones.
Before the days of television, they used to be shown in 10 all over the country before the main (主要的)
film was shown. Later Disney made longer films.
( )1. A. in
( )2. A. picked up
( )3. A. to draw
( )4. A. important
( )5. A. boring
( )6. A. bought
( )7. A. a lot of
( )8. A. their
( )9. A. short
( )10. A. homes
B. looked up
B. a lot
C. got up
C. to drawing
C. lot of
D. wrote with
阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从各小题所给的四个选项中选出最佳选项。 It was in Paris1 she met and married Pierre Curie, a young scient
阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从各小题所给的四个选项中选出最佳选项。 It was in Paris 1 she met and married Pierre Curie, a young scientist. Together they made their
experiments in an old wooden house. They knew that some elements (元素) in the world gave 2 a strange
power that could go 3 other objects. They found 4 of this power in some elements than in others. For
four years, they tried experiments to separate (分离) this powerful new element. Then they found something that
they 5 radium (镭).
The Curies were 6 the Noble Prize for their great discovery. They used the money for further
experiments on the uses of radium. They found it could be 7 in treating diseases.
Pierre died suddenly, but Marie continued their work and 8 many more important discoveries. In
1911, she received 9 Nobel Prize. It is the only time in history that two Nobel Prizes have been given to
the 10 person.
( )1. A. where
( )2. A. off
( )3. A. to
( )4. A. worse
( )5. A. called
( )6. A. asked
( )7. A. given
( )8. A. had
( )9. A. one
( )10. A. one
B. out of
阅读理解。 Zhao Zhangguang was born in 1943 to a peasant's family in Niyang village in Yueqing county, Zhejiang
Province. His family's income made it necessary for him to give up his study and take up farming when only
in the second year of junjor middle school.
In 1969 Zhao suffered from a skin disease and during the following two years he visited doctors in
Hangzhou, the capital of the province. While in Hangzhou he learnt enough knowledge of medicine to become
a "village doctor". Later he opened a health centre in his village and treated patients with common skin diseases.
Many people in his village and surrounding areas suffered from baldness. A young woman teacher in his
village was one such case. Always jeered (嘲笑) at by her pupils, her-self esteem (自尊) was seriously injured
and she quit (退职) her job, she locked herself away at home for seven years even refusing to visit her own
parents. Many cases and others kept nagging (唠叨) at Zhao and he determined to find a treatment for baldness
and bring back happiness to his patients.
After four years of hard work. Zhao sucessfully produced the"101" hair tonic. Its effective results have been widely recognized.
1. Zhao gave up his studies in a junior middle school because of _____. [ ] Ａ: skin disease
Ｂ: learning to be a doctor
Ｃ: farming at home
Ｄ: poor family
2. The young teacher was afraid to see anybody because ____. [ ] Ａ: her family's income was too poor
Ｂ: she has many mischievous pupils
Ｃ: no hair was on her head
Ｄ: Zhao was her husband
3. Zhao made his mark from a poor young man to a village doctor, further to an inventor of drug _____. [ ] Ａ: by his father
Ｂ: through years of hard work.
Ｃ: with the aid of a young woman teacher
Ｄ: for his high schooling
4. The "101" hair tonic is _____. [ ] Ａ: a barber's tool
Ｂ: sort of surgeon's instrument
Ｃ: a book about hair
Ｄ: a kind of drugs for baldness
5. The best title of the passage is _____. [ ] Ａ: Zhao Zhangguang And The "101" Hair Tonic
Ｂ: Medicine For A Disease
Ｃ: A Peasant Boy And His Invention
Ｄ: From A Patient to A Doctor
阅读理解。 Liu Qian, the only one that was invited to Las Vegas and Hollywood to perform magic is from Ta
阅读理解。 Liu Qian, the only one that was invited to Las Vegas and Hollywood to perform magic is from Taiwan,
China. He shows all over the world. He is so creative that everyone likes him. And he is the most famous
magician in Taiwan.
But very few people know, he teaches the magic himself. When he was in school, he liked playing
computer games. In university, he majored in Japanese. Then he fell in love singing after graduation.
Liu Qian finally becomes a professional magician. How? When he was seven years old he showed great
interest in magic shows. In 1988 he was awarded "National Champions Magic of Children" by world-famous
magician David Copperfield. As a student he continued to study magic knowledge and skills hard, as a result,
1. Where is Liu Qian from? [ ] A. Beijing.
2. What's he? [ ] A. A famous magician.
B. A reporter.
C. A film star.
D. A student.
3. Can he speak Japanese? [ ] A. No, he can't.
B. Yes, he can.
C. I don't know.
D. He only speaks Chinese.
4. After graduation, what did he like? [ ] A. Sports.
D. Playing with friends.
5. Which is right according to this passage? [ ] A. A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
B. A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.
C. All good things come to an end.
D. Interest is the best teacher.
阅读理解。 CHARLIE CHAPLIN
1889---Born in London.
Father----Actor. Hadn't much money.
1894---Started dancing and singing for money.
1904---Joined a travelling theatre company and went to America.
1910---Someone offered him a part (角色) in a film．Went to Hollywood.
1914---Became a film director (导演) 1914-1966----Made many funny films.
1977----Died in Switzerland. People were very sad.
1. Charlie Chaplin was born in ____. [ ] A．England
2. Charlie Chaplin's parents ____. [ ] A．made a lot of money by giving performance
B．were not very rich
C．had a travelling theatre company
D．were born in London
3. Charlie became a film actor in . [ ] A．1894
4. Charlie went to the USA in . [ ] A．1894
阅读理解。Hunter and Nina are husband and wife. They get up at about 4:50 in the morning. When many peopl
阅读理解。 Hunter and Nina are husband and wife. They get up at about 4:50 in the morning. When many people are
still sleeping in their warm beds, they are working, they work outside and clean something. They don't work
when it is raining, they also work on weekends.
Her name is Sara. She sometimes goes to work in the morning, and sometimes goes to work at night when
she is on duty. She works in a big building. There are many beds in it. She wears a white hat and a white dress.
She says. "I help doctors. I meet many people every day. I look after them. They need my help. That's my job.
It's hard, but I like it."
He is Jim's father. He usually leaves home very early. He doesn't work in a factory. He goes to work on
foot or by bike. It is far from his home. He usually works in the day and has his lunch outside in the sun. His
work is very hard. He often brings us rice, eggs and vegetables. He can have a good rest in winter.
Her name is Ann. She goes to work by bus every day. She works in a building. It opens at 8 a. m and
closes at 6 p.m. There is a lot of good food, drinks and other things where she works. Children like to go there.
She meets a lot of people every day. She often says, "Can I help you?" when she meets people. She says, "My
work is not easy, I must stand all day and be friendly to everyone."
1. What jobs do they have? Hunter and Nina are .
2. —When don't Hunter and Nina work? —They don't work when ______.
3. —Does Sara like her job? —______.
4. —Which season does Jim's father stop working? — ______.
5. —What does Ann often say when she meets people? — ______.
完形填空。 Qu Yuan was a great poet in ancient China. He lived in the state of Chu during the Warring Sta
完形填空。 Qu Yuan was a great poet in ancient China. He lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States Period.
Early in his life, Qu Yuan won the confidence (信任) of the king of Chu and worked 1 him. When Chu
was in danger of being invaded (被侵略) by the state of Qin, the 2 among the seven states at that time, he
advised that Chu and the neighboring state of Qi should unite to fight against Qin. 3 , the king didn't listen
to him and even sent him into exile (流放).
In his exiled days, he still 4 his country and the people. He wrote 5 poems like Lisao to express his
love for them. When Qu Yuan 6 that the capital of Chu had been in hands of Qin, he became 7 sad that
he jumped into the Miluo River. People rushed over to save him, but it was too 8 .
In memory of (为了纪念) this great poet, a festival 9 the Dragon Boat Festival is held on the day of his
death every year. It is on the fifth day of the 10 lunar (阴历的) month. On that day, a dragon boat race is
held and people eat Zongzi.
( )1. A. for
( )2. A. weak
( )3. A. Because
( )4. A. lived with
( )5. A. a pair of
( )6. A. felt
( )7. A. very
( )8. A. quick
( )9. A. call
( )10. A. third
B. cared for
B. a number of
C. looked for
C. the number of
D. delt with
D. too much
D. to call
阅读理解。 In 1961 Obama was born in Hawaii, US. His father was an African and his mother was a white Ame
阅读理解。 In 1961 Obama was born in Hawaii, US. His father was an African and his mother was a white
American. He grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii.
When Obama was 10 years old, he was one of the only three black students at his school in Hawaii.
He felt very different from most other students. White girls wanted to touch his hair. A white boy even
asked him what his father was.
"I lied to them that my father was a Kenyan prince. But I kept asking myself who I am," said Obama.
However, 37 years later, the boy made history. Obama became the first black president in US history.
This unusual background made him wonder who he was. He once turned to alcohol (酒) to help forget
With the help of his friends, Obama finally turned his life around at college. His hard work made him a
star at Harvard. Later, he became the third black senator (参议员) in US history.
"Obama's success has made Martin Luther King's dream come true. That is: A man should not be
judged (判断) by the colour of his skin, but by the content of his character," wrote ABC news.
1. Obama was born in ______. [ ] A. Britain
2. There was / were ______ black student(s) besides Obama at the school where he studied when
he was ten.
[ ] A. no
3. Obama became the first black president in US history when he was ______. [ ] A. 37
4. Which of the following is TRUE? [ ] A. Obama's father was a Kenyan prince.
B. Obama once forgot who his father was with the help of alcohol.
C. When he was young, Obama was so dishonest that nobody believed in him.
D. Obama changed his college life because of his friends' help and his hard work.
5. From the passage we can see that ______. [ ] A. we could judge a person by the colour of his skin
B. we could not judge a person by the content of his character
C. we should not judge a person by the colour of his skin
D. we should judge a person by what he did when he was young
完形填空。 Bill Gates1on October 28th, 1955. He2in Seattle, Washington. His favorite subjects at schoolwe
完形填空。 Bill Gates 1 on October 28th, 1955. He 2 in Seattle, Washington. His favorite subjects at school
were science and math. 3 he was 13 years old, Bill started to play with computers. Computers at that
time 4 very large, but he was interested 5 them. He 6 lots of time doing unusual things with computers.
In the end, he and some of his friends worked out a software program (软件程序) with an old computer.
He 7 it for ＄4,200 dollars. In 1973, Bill 8 Harvard University (哈佛大学). He left there in the third
year to work for a company called Microsoft. In 1975 Bill began his company 9 his friend Paul Allen.
They developed software for personal computers. They improved (改进) the software to make it 10 for
people to use computers.
( )1. A. is born
( )2. A. grow
( )3. A. At
( )4. A. is
( )5. A. at
( )6. A. took
( )7. A. sell
( )8. A. went
( )9. A. and
( )10. A. easy
B. was born
B. went to
C. did born
C. grew up
D. has grew up
D. At the moment
D. more difficult
根据短文大意，从方框内选择恰当的单词，将其正确形式填入横线上（每词限用一次）。 know, himself, decide, spend,face, do, successful, in, able,
Liu Qian is a magician (魔术师) from Taiwan. For the CCTV Spring Festival Gala (春节联欢晚会) he
know, himself, decide, spend, face, do, successful, in, able, any
put on two magic shows. They were very 1 . Now so many people are crazy about magic. We all
want to 2 how to do a trick!
Liu didn't go to 3 magic-training school. He learned by 4 . He worked hard at it. Now he is
a great magician.
When Liu was seven, he saw a coin trick 5 a big store. At that moment Liu 6 to learn magic.
Liu trained hard to better his skills. Then one day he was 7 to put on a show for his class.
"I saw the surprise on everyone's 8 . It was cool."
Liu still 9 his training hard today. He may 10 three years working on a new show.
Mattie Stepanek was born on July 17, 1990 in Maryland, the U.S. The young poet only lived for about
thirteen years, but he lived every moment of his life to the fullest. 1 At the age of three, the disease
killed his brothers. From then on, he began writing poetry (诗) about love, peace and value of life. 2
In 2001, Mattie's first book of poetry Heartsongs was published. 3 In the next few years he wrote
four other books of poetry Journey Through Heartsongs, Hope Through Heartsongs, Celebrate Through
Heartsongs and Loving Through Heartsongs. And more than one million copies were sold. Mattie became
famous but he was still very sick. He had to spend a lot of time in hospital and use a wheelchair to get around. 4 "We must remember to play after every storm…We must always listen to the song in our heart,
and share that song with others," he wrote.
Mattie passed away on the morning of June 22, 2004. His story has touched millions of lives. 5
A. Soon the book become a national best-seller.
B. Although he lived a short life, his poems will continue to reach people of all ages around the world.
C. And soon he became very popular.
D. Mattie and his brothers all had a terrible muscle-weakening (肌肉萎缩的) disease.
E. However, he never seemed sad and angry.
F. He felt worried and sad.
G. To him, poetry is "a way that you can inspire (激励) others while you're expressing your true feelings."
阅读理解。 Kong Linghui, the Chinese former (前) table tennis genius who claimed gold metals for ping pong
阅读理解。 Kong Linghui, the Chinese former (前) table tennis genius who claimed gold metals for ping pong at
three world-level events, said during his career (一生事业) that he had two wishes: to be an "ever-green
tree" in the table tennis field; and to contribute to the Olympic Games in his homeland.
One of those wishes is soon to come true. On the morning of October 18 last year the Chinese champion,
who won the World Table Tennis Championships, Table Tennis World Cup, and Olympic Games, boarded
a bus to the table tennis training base in Zhengding, Hebei Province. He was about to spend his 31st birthday
as coach of the Chinese women's ping pong team for the Beijing Olympic Games.
A week earlier Kong had made an emotional announcement that he was retiring. "I really don't want to
drop my ping pong bat," he said, before following with the news about his new coaching role, to a burst of
"I'm so excited and this applause gives me great encouragement to switch from a player to a coach," he
"It's still hard for the young table tennis players in Sweden to surpass (超过) the veteran Waldner if they
want to continue their career, but it's not the same here in China, where young ping pong talents keep
popping up and overtaking the old generation."
The game of table tennis first appeared in the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988. Since then China has
claimed 11 gold medals, and in many Chinese fans' eyes nothing but first place is good enough. It is a
position that puts a huge amount of pressure on Kong as he prepares the women's team for 2008.
"I think he's going to be a good coach based on his presence and glorious past achievements. He's going
to make a difference in the Beijing Games," said Liu Guoliang, one of Kong's ex-teammates and now coach
of the national men's team.
Kong's father is also a table tennis coach. He started playing ping pong when he was 6 years old. During
his 25-year career Kong produced many memorable moments of table tennis brilliance, of which two
definitely deserve mentioning.
One was in 1995, when the 20-year-old Kong won his first men's singles title in gripping style at the
World Table Tennis Championships. Another was at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 when he defeated
Swedish star Waldner by a tiny margin (差距) and then kissed the Chinese national flag printed on his
T-shirt, howled and burst into tears.
Kong's story cannot be told without mentioning Liu Guoliang, who is one year younger, but was already
lead coach for the Chinese men's team when Kong took on his new role. They met each other for the first
time at the national training camp for juniors at the end of 1987.
In the round robin of the team Liu defeated Kong. Rather than turning Kong against Liu, his defeat
brought the pair closer and they worked together vowing to some day become world champions.
In 1995 Kong beat Liu in the male singles final at the 43rd World Table Tennis Championships. Stepping
down from the winner's platform, Kong shook hands with Liu and said to him that competition is cruel, on
which Liu agreed. It marked the beginning of a friendly rivalry between the close friends that lasted years.
1. Kong Linghui will act as a ______ for China in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. [ ] A. player
2. Waldner is a (an) ______ ping pong player in ______. [ ] A. young; China
B. old; Sweden
C. old; China
3. The game of table tennis has been an event of Olympic Games for ______. [ ] A. about 100 years
B. nearly 20 years
C. about 4 years
D. more than 20 years
4. Which of the following is true according to the passage? [ ] A. Liu Guoliang hates Kong Linghui.
B. Liu GuoLiang beated Waldner at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
C. Kong Linghui is older than Liu Guoliang.
D. Kong Linghui became a coach earlier than Liu Guoliang.
阅读理解。1. What kind of animals does Huang Xiaoming like? [ ]A. Pandas. B. Monkeys. C. Tigers. D. Lions
阅读理解。 1. What kind of animals does Huang Xiaoming like? [ ] A. Pandas.
2. Which is TRUE about Angelina Jolie? [ ] A. She is good at everything.
B. She can't shoot well.
C. She can't cook by herself.
D. She can cook well.
3. Why have people grown tired of Chen Luyu's show according to the passage? [ ] A. Because she isn't famous for her talk show.
B. Because she set up an online version of talk show.
C. Because she has the habit of constantly asking, "Really?".
D. Because she likes to express herself.
4. What does the underlined word "adopt" mean in the first paragraph? [ ] A. 批准
5. We can know from the passage that _______. [ ] A. Angelina Jolie is a shy actress
B. Chen Luyu isn't famous any more
C. Huang Xiaoming is a kind man
D. All the three stars are Chinese
Jay Chou was born in Taiwan, China. He grew up with his mother, and he was a 1 and shy kid. He
A. practicing B. quiet C. as D. interested E. but F. could
G. writing H. successful I. hardly J. singers K. often L. so
didn't do very well in schoolwork. So people thought he would never be 2 in life.
As a small child, Jay was 3 in music. His mother sent him to learn the piano when he was only three
years old. He loved it and kept on 4 when he was in high school, he 5 play the piano quite well. At the same
time, he showed his talent for writing songs.
Before Jay became a singer he worked 6 a songwriter. For two years, he spent most of his time 7 for
singers. Some of them are very famous, like Coco Lee and Jacky Cheung Jay released (发行) his first album in
2000, and soon he became quite popular.
Now Jay is one of the most famous 8 in Asia. However, he is still shy and doesn't 9 talk and smile.
He doesn't speak clearly when he sings or talks, 10 he has a lot of fans.
Most of his fans like him because he never follows others.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.