1.  We can never expect ______ bluer sky unless we create ______ less polluted world.


    A. a; a B. A; the C. the; a D. the; the

2.  —It looks heavy. Can I give you a hand?


A. Yes, my pleasure B. No, thanks C. Yes, I do D. No, never mind

3.  It saves time in the kitchen to have things you use a lot________ easy reach.

A. near  B. upon  C. within  D. around 

4.  We are invited to a party ________ in our club next Friday.

A. to be held B. held C. being held D. holding

5.  So sudden ________that the enemy had no time to escape.

A. did the attack  B. the attack did  C. was the attack  D. the attack was

6.  Amy joined a painting group but didn’t seem to ________, so she left.

A. show off  B. go up  C. fit in  D. come over

7.  ______was most important to her, she told me, was her family. 

A. It  B. This  C. What  D. As

8.  I began to feel _______ in the new school when I saw some familiar faces. 

A. at sight  B. at heart  C. at will  D. at home

9. It was a nice house, but ______ too small for a family of five.


A. fairly           B. rather             C. very              D. pretty

10. Thank you for all your hard work last week. I don’t think we _______ it without you. 

A. can manage  B. could have managed

C. could manage  D. can have managed



1~5 ABCAC       6~10  CCDBB   

21. I ordered        coffee while I was waiting for        18:00 film.

A. a; the         B. /; a             C. a; an            D. the; /

22. — Which of the two cameras do you prefer?

  — Actually I don’t like         .

   A. both of them      B. either of them     

C. none of them     D. neither of them

23 When I was young, I        with my grandma for several years, which is unforgettable.

A. lived          B. have lived     C. was lived      D. had lived

24.        ,I can’t express myself in words.

A. So long as I am fond of her        B. Now that I am fond of her

C. Much as I am fond of her          D. As I am fond of her very much

25. — I promise Shirley        get a new iPod on her birthday.

— Will it be a big surprise to her?

A. should     B. must   C. would    D. shall

26.Could it be in the restaurant       you had dinner with me yesterday      you lost your handbag?

  A.that; which      B.where; when     C.where; that     D.that; when

27. — Must I pay special attention to my handwriting in the exam?

  — Of course. You can never be        careful with that.

   A. enough        B. too             C. so              D. very

28. They have       most carefully the time and money needed to complete the project.

A. picked out     B. left out C. figured out   D. taken out

29.         most senior 3 students long for is to study in        they call the Tower of Ivory in the near future.

   A. What; where    B. What; what     C. That; what      D. Where; that

30. Who is it up        decide whether to go or not?

A. to to          B. for for        C. to for          D. with to 

31. — Did Vicky come back early last night?

   — Yes. It was not yet nine o’clock        she arrived home.

A. before     B. when        C. until       D. that

32. — Excuse me, could you tell me where I could make a call?

— Sorry, I’m a stranger here.

—        .

A. Thanks a lot   B. That’s a pity   

C. Thanks anyway   D. I’m sorry to hear that

33. — O’Neal works extremely hard.

— So he does. He is often seen        heavily before his teammates have even arrived at practice.

A. to be sweated B. sweated       

C. be sweated D. Sweating


34. We would have to put off the visit to the Water Cube        it rain tomorrow.

A. were            B. would           C. should          D. could  

35.Jane was so     for the news of her lost child that she was almost driven      .

   A.proper; madly    B.thirsty; mad      C.sad,madly        D.curious; mad


 21—25 ABACD     26—30 CBCBA    31—35 BCDCB




Roberta appeared on the stage. She took a deep breath and began to ___11___. Now she was Portia, a strong–willed ___12___ in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The theater was filled with people. She was speaking with a power she had never before experienced, the words flowing ___13___ from her.

___14___, Roberta had never acted in her life before the audition (選拔試演). She ___15___ being in front of other people. She was very ___16___ at school. She had never thought she was good enough at anything to ___17___ much attention. She stayed mostly to herself, making ___18___ friends. She had excellent grades, ___19___ she always thought that something was missing.

Two weeks before the audition, Robertsa’s mother had heard about it and ___20___ her to join in.

“I can’t think of anyone else better suited to ___21___ the part. Remember all the plays you used to act out for us?”

Her mother wouldn’t let the ___22___ drop. “You’re just a little scared. Everyone gets scared. You know you ___23___ do it. The trick is to look past the ___24___ to find the love of what you’re doing.”

So Roberta had made an appointment with the head of the Drama Club. She had read the play and found herself excited by the ___25___ of speaking such rich words. In secret she practiced Portia’s part, ___26___ the lines by repeating them over and over. It wasn’t hard; she ___27___ every minute of it. Every time she spoke the words, she had a new ___28___ of the lines, as if Shakespeare had written Portia on many levels.

On the day of the audition, she ___29___ two of Portia’s famous speeches for the auditors. When she had finished, the head of the Drama Club announced the ___30___ was hers.

1. A. sing  B. dance  C. speak  D. report

12. A. member  B. actress  C. player  D. character

13. A. weakly  B. rapidly  C. smoothly  D. slowly

14. A. At first  B. In fact  C. After all  D. In all

15. A. hated  B. enjoyed  C. appreciated  D. regretted

16. A. honest  B. shy  C. polite  D. patient

17. A. avoid  B. focus  C. pay  D. attract

18. A. few  B. a few  C. several  D. many

19. A. or  B. so  C. for  D. but

20. A. forced  B. requested  C. encouraged  D. reminded

21. A. accept  B. play  C. offer  D. learn

22. A. role  B. matter  C. interest  D. grade

23. A. can  B. must  C. may  D. should

24. anger  B. pain  C. sadness  D. fear

25. purpose  B. way  C. idea  D. importance

26. memorizing  B. organizing  C. checking  D. improving

27. disliked  B. loved  C. expected  D. bore

28. consideration B. description  C. selection  D. understanding

29. practiced  B. planned  C. performed  D. delivered

30. part  B. play  C. speech  D. position



11~15 CDCBA      16~20 BDADC     21~25 BBADC    26~30 ABDCA


In 1990 a report was published about what the earth might be like 20 years from then on. The report was a result of a three-year  36  .

According to the report, the picture of the earth in the year 2010 is not a  37   one. The world will be more  38  because the population will continue to grow. The population could be  39  6 300 million, almost 2 115 million more than in 1985. More people would move into cities, especially cities in  40  countries. Cities like Cairo and Jakarta probably would  41  have 15 million by then.

Food production will  42  , but not enough to feed all the people. Farmers will grow 90% more food than they did in 1985,  43   most of the increase would be in countries that  44  produce enough food for their people. Little increase is  45  in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Poor farming ways are  46  large areas of crop land, changing farms into deserts. More farmland is  47  as cities become larger and more houses are built.  48   will get worse as industrial countries burn more coal and oil. Many of the world’s  49  could disappear as more and more trees are cut down. Energy will continue to be a serious problem. The experts say their picture of the earth for the year 2010   50  . They only carried out the situation that  51  today. By changing the situation, by  52  the problems, the picture can be changed. There is  53  time for the nations of the world to work  54  a plan of action. But they warned that  55  too long to make decisions would greatly reduce the chances of success.

36.A.learning B.project C.notice D.study

37.A.pleased B.pleasant C.safe D.blue

38.A.dangerous B.beautiful C.crowded D.terrible

39.A.no more than B.as many as C.as much as D.as large as

40.A.developing B.developed C.big D.mountainous

41.A.none B.each C.all D.neither

42.A.insist B.reduce C.increase D.continue

43.A.so B.but C.or D.however

44.A.already B.hardly C.partly D.never

45.A.wanted B.lacked C.founded D.expected

46.A.destroying B.protecting C.disturbing D.interrupting

47.A.saved B.lost C.discovered D.used

48.A.Air pollution B.Water pollution C.Some diseases D.All farmland

49.Aanimals B.plants C.forests D.people

50.A.must be true B.will come true C.can’t be true D.may be wrong

51.A.happens B.develops C.exists D.appears

52.A.settling B.working at C.answering D.dealing

53.A.no B.still C.less D.plenty of

54.A.about B.in C.out D.for

55.A.working B.suggesting C.spending D.waiting



36—40 DBCDA     41—45 BCBAD    46—50 ABACD    51—55 CABCD




   July 21st, 2007 was a typical English summer’s day — it rained for 24 hours! As usual, I rushed home from work at midday to check on the house. Nothing was amiss. By the time I left

work at 5 pm, however, the road into our village was flooded. Our house had never been flooded,

but as I opened the front door, a wave of water greeted me. Thank God the kids weren’t with me, because the house was 5 feet deep in water. We lost everything downstairs. And the plaster had to be torn off the walls, ceilings pulled down.

   At first we tried to push on through. We didn’t want to move the children out of home, so we camped upstairs. We put a sheet of plastic across the floor to protect us from the damp. But after three months, we felt very sick, so we moved to a wooden house in a park. The house was small, but at first we were all just delighted to be in a new place. Unfortunately, things took longer than expected and we were there for 10 months. The life there was inconvenient. What surprised me most was how much I missed being part of a community. We had lived in a friendly village with good neighbors, and I’d never thought how much I’d miss that.

   Although-our situation was very bad, it’s difficult to feel too sorry for yourself when you look at what’s happening elsewhere. I watched a news report about floods in Northern India and thought, “We didn’t have a straw hut that was swept away, and our house is still sanding. We’re lucky.”

   We moved back home in August. With December coming, there’s reconstruction work to be done, so it’s difficult to prepare for Christmas. But I can’t wait — I’m going to throw a party for our friends in the village to say thanks for their support. This year , I won’t need any gifts — living away from home for months has made me realize how little we actually need or miss all our possessions . Although we are replacing things, there’s really no rush — we have our home back, and that’s the main thing.

31. What does the underlined word “amiss” in the first paragraph mean?

   A. Wrong.   B. Missing.   C. Right.    D. Found.

32. It can be inferred from the text that the author                    .

   A. was sick of staying upstairs

   B. cared much about her children

   C. could not stand living a wooden house 

   D. did not deal well with her family affairs during the flood

33. Why does author say that they were lucky in the third paragraph?

A. Because her situation was not serious.

B. Because many other places were flooded.

C. Because she had been to Northern India.

D. Because some others suffered even more.

34. What does the author mainly want to express by telling her story?

   A. She valued human feelings more than before.

   B. She realized she almost didn’t need possessions.

   C. She found Christmas gifts no longer badly needed.

   D. She thought her own home was the most important.


Danielle Steel, America’s sweetheart is one of the hardest working women in the book business. Unlike other productive authors who write one book at a time, she can work on up to five. Her research some before writing takes at least three years. Once she has fully studied her subjects, ready to divided into a book, she can spend twenty hours nonstop at her desk..

Danielle Steel comes from New York and was sent to France for her education. After graduation, he worked in the public relations and advertising, industries. Later she started a job as a writer which she was best fit for. Her achievements are unbelievable: 390 million copies of books in print, nearly fifty New York Times best-selling novels, and a series of “Max and Martha” picture books for children to help them deal with the real-life problem of death, new babies and new schools. Her l998 book about the death of her was shot to the top of the New York Times best-selling list as soon as it came out. Twenty-eight of her books have been made into film. She is listed in the Guinness Books of World Records for one of her books being the Times best-seller for 381 weeks straight.

Not content with a big house, a loving family, and a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Danielle Steel considers her readers to be the most important resource and has kept in touch with them by e-mail. While she is often compared to the heroines of her own invention, her life is undoubtedly much quieter. But if she does have anything in common with them, it is her strength of will and her inimitable(獨特的)style. There is only one Danielle Steel.

35. Danielle Steel is different from other writers in that ______

A. she can write several books at the same time  

B. she often does some research before writing a book

C. she is one of the most popular American women writers 

D. she can keep writing for quite a long time without a break

36. Children who have read “Max and Martha” picture books may know

A. how to deal with affairs at school   

B. what to do if Max and Martha die

C. what to do when new babies are born into their families

D. how to solve the difficult problems in their writing classes

37. One of Danielle Steel’ s achievements is that

A. some TV plays were based on her books   

B. her picture books attracted a lot of young men

C. one of her books became a best-seller in 1998   

D. she wrote the Guinness Book of World Records

38. We can learn from the passage that Danielle Steel ______

A. lives an exciting life     B. values her readers a lot

C. writes about quiet women    D. is pleased with her achievements


   Five million people visit Grand Canyon in the US every year. For the purpose of helping project Grand Canyon for your fellow visitors and future generations, please follow the guidelines below.


To project the park, camping is allowed only within permitted campgrounds. Permits are required for overnight camping at the North Rim. Advance booking can be received by mail. Please write: Information Center, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


Because of the extreme fire danger, campfires are not allowed except at Mather and Desert View campgrounds. Collection of firewood is not allowed either.


Please stay on permitted paths. Otherwise you may destroy desert plants. Pack out what you pack in, so you leave no signs of your visit. It is important to keep in mind that you are in a national park where wildlife exists.


The weather at Grand Canyon can change very quickly. With so much rock, lightning(閃電) causes a particular danger during sudden summer storms. These storms also frequently bring floods inside valleys, a danger to hikers. Watch the skies and check daily weather reports.


Do not feed park wildlife. There have been a few cases at Grand Canyon National Park where deer(鹿) were purposely shot because they ate plastic bags that left them sick and weak. Hungry deer can be a danger and have kicked and bitten visitors at Grand Canyon. Some other animals will also beg and bite. For your own safety and the well-being of the animals, please do not feed wildlife, no matter how gentle they may appear.

39. What can you do first if you want to go camping?

   A. Know the permitted          B. Book campgrounds in advance

   C. Make sure not to make a fire     D. Stop at Mather and Desert View

40. What do the underlined words “pack out what you pack in” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?

   A. keep every out of campgrounds

   B. take away everything you bring in

   C. carry all the necessary food 

   D. look after your personal belongings 

41. Why were some deer killed on purpose at Grand Canyon?

   A. They ate wrong things and became very ill.

   B. They were a danger to other gentle animals.

   C. They begged food from visitors.

   D. They kicked and bit visitors.

42. What is the main purpose of the text?

   A. To provide travel information           B. To report some recent news

   C. To teach tourists hiking skills           D. To introduce the wild life


Sorry to say, our brains naturally start slowing down at the Cruelty young age of 30. It used to be thought that this couldn't be helped, but new studies show that people of any age can train their brains to work faster. "Your brain is a learning machine," says University of California scientist Dr. Michael Merzenich. Given the right tools, we can train our brains to act like they did when we were younger. All that's required is the practice designed just for the purpose: a few exercises for the mind.

Merzenich has developed a computer-based training method to speed up the process in which the brain deals with information (positscience.com). Since much of the data we receive comes through speech, the Brain Fitness Program works with language and hearing to better speed and accuracy.

Over the course of training, the program starts asking you to distinguish sounds (between "dog" and "bog", for example) at an increasingly faster speed. It's a bit like tennis instructor, says Merzenich, hitting balls at you ~faster and faster to keep you challenged. You may start out slow, but before long you're pretty quick.

The biggest finding in brain research in the last ten years is that the brain at any age is highly plastic. If you ask your brain to learn, it will learn. And it may even speed up while in the process.

To keep your brain young and plastic you can do one of a million new activities that challenge and excite you: playing table tennis or bridge, doing crossword puzzles, learning a language.... "When it comes to preventing ageing, you really do 'use it or lose it' ," says Barbara Sahakian, professor at Cambridge University.

43. Dr. Merzenich’s training method mainly depends on ________. 

A. speech training     B. computer languages

    C. the activities one joins in      D. the information being dealt with

44. By saying "the brain at any age is highly plastic ", the writer probably means the brain can be______. 

    A. used      B. mastered     C. developed      D. researched

45. What can we learn from the text?

    A. Practice makes a quick mind.

    B. Brain research started ten yeas ago.

    C. Dr. Merzenich is a scientist in computer,

    D. People believed nothing could stop the brain slowing down.

46. Which of the following agrees with the writer's idea?

    A. The training methods work better for the old.

    B. People should use the brain to stop it from ageing.

    C. The training of the brain should start at an early age.

    D. It's necessary to take part in as many activities as possible.



31-34. ABD A 35-38 A CCB 39-42 BBA A 43-46 A.C.D.B.