1. What time did Mrs. Green call the police? _________
A. At 9:30 a.m. B. At 9:30 p.m.
C. At 9:40 p.m. D. At 9:45 p.m.
2. How many people were trapped in the car? __________
A. One. B. Two.
C. Three. D. Four.
3. Whose left leg was hurt? _________
A. Mrs. Green’s. B. Their daughter’s.
C. Mr. Green’s. D. Their friend’s.
4. What was the weather like that day? __________
A. It was sunny. B. It was snowy.
C. It was cloudy. D. It was rainy.
5. Which of the following is TRUE? __________
A. The car crashed into a wall.
B. Their daughter hurt her leg and was sent to the hospital.
C. The car accident happened on Zhongshan Road in Nanjing.
D. The policemen arrived half an hour later and sent the victims to the hospital.
Why are first ladies so important in the United States? They are unpaid and have no official work? There are several reasons, but the most important reason is they are role models for other women in the United States.
Jacqueline Kennedy was the best first lady in the US. Although she wasn’t an actress, model or singer, she was a fashion and cultural icon who charmed people wherever she went.
If you are looking for someone who is as charming as Jacqueline Kennedy, it will be hard to find anyone more suitable than Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. If you were writing a novel and trying to describe the perfect mixture of personal history, confident lady for a character, you’d come up with someone like Peng.
Born into a family in Shandong province, she joined the People’s Liberation Army at the age of 18, doing pretty well in singing military(军旅) songs. But she is not only famous for her voice and great achievements, but also for her charity efforts. She has, among other things, worked as a member of World Health Organization to fight against AIDS, and has done much for 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
The media reported Peng’s trip with her husband. This was Xi’s first foreign trip as president and the first time that China’s first lady appears like a modern woman on Peng Liyuan’s first official state visit. The trip shows that she can be a role model for Chinese women, especially young Chinese women at home and abroad.
In the past, China has not had a tradition of first ladies like in the US. Now that China has a higher position on the world stage, it can have its first lady! And Peng Liyuan is the perfect person with whom to begin.
1. First ladies are important in the US because__________.
A. they are unpaid.
B. they have official work.
C. they are role models for other women in the US.
D. they are more important than other women in the US.
2. Which is NOT right according to the passage?
A. Peng Liyuan is as charming as Jacqueline Kennedy.
B. Peng Liyuan wrote military songs from the age of 18.
C. The writer thinks Peng Liyuan is the most suitable first lady.
D. Peng Liyuan is famous not only for her voice and great achievement, but also for her charity work.
3. What information can you get from the passage?
A. Dalian is Peng Liyuan’s hometown.
B. Peng Liyuan joined the Party at the age of 18.
C. Peng Liyuan did a lot for 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
D. Peng Liyuan worked for World Health Organization against flus.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th World Cup, which is expected to take place between June 12 and July 13,2014 in Brazil. It will be the second time for the country to host the competition, the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the Fifa World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.
Brazil is the greatest football nation in the world. There are 100 million Brazilians. How many of them are football fans? 100 million! All of them think that they know all about football. This makes life very difficult for the Brazilian team manager. When things go badly for the Brazilian team, the newspaper would demand (要求)that the team manager should leave his job. “If we win, they put me in heaven(天堂),”as a manager once said, “If we lose, they put me in hell(地狱).”
You can’t escape football in Brazil. There are football matches on every street and beach. On television, the results of the football matches come before the main news programs. There are six television Channels in Rio de Janeiro(里约日内卢). On Sundays each channel shows a different football match.
Brazil is not the richest country in the world,but the government spends much money on football. It cost more than one billion pounds to prepare for the 1950 World Cup. That’s 10 pounds for every Brazilian. And many Brazilians don’t earn as much as 10 pounds a week. Is it worth it?
“Brazil must have a great football team.” says one reporter. “If it costs one billion pounds, that’s all right. If the government doesn’t give a good football team, then it will become unpopular. Football is more than a game in Brazil.”
1.Which of the following countries hasn’t hosted the FIFA World Cup twice yet so far?
A. Mexico B. Italy
C. France D. Brazil
2.It is the that come before the main news programs on television.
A. football matches
B. results of football matches
C. football matches on the streets
D. football matches on the beaches
3.The underlined sentence means “In Brazil .”
A. people like football very much,
B. there is something else in football.
C. People like competition.
D. football has influences on the politics(政治)and economy(经济)of the nation.
Ashley Smith is a single young mother with a daughter. She was moving into her house in Atlanta, Georgia early on the morning of March 12, when a man her to her door, and put a gun to her side. “I started walking to my door, and I felt really, really ,” she said in a TV interview last week.
The man was Brian Nichols, 33 years old. He at an Atlanta courthouse on March 11th. The police were him.
Nichols tied Smith up with a rope, but set her free after she begged him not to take her again and again. “I told him he hurt me, my little girl wouldn’t have a mummy,” she said with tears.
“I just talked to him and tried to believe me,” Smith said. She asked Nichols he chose her. “He said he thought I was an angel sent from God, and asked him to do so.”
Smith even for the man before he allowed her to leave. Nichols was when she made him breakfast and that the two of them watched TV, seeing looking for him. “I cannot that’s me on the TV!” Nichols told the woman. Then, Nichols asked Smith what he do. She said, “I think you should turn yourself in. If you don’t, more people are going to get . Finally, he let her go. Then she called the police.
1.A. found B. noticed C. took D. followed
2.A. angry B. frightened C. amazed D. sad
3.A. slept B. killed three people C. lost a car D. caught a thief
4.A. waiting for B. looking at C. searching for D. thinking of
5.A. life B. daughter C. clothes D. money
6.A. that B. when C. if D. until
7.A. ask him to B. make him C. help him D. tell him to
8.A. why B. when C. where D. how
9.A. my mother B. his father C. my daughter D. God
10.A. cooked dinner B. cooked breakfast C. made tea D. made cakes
11.A. afraid B. excited C. surprised D. unhappy
12.A. the police B. his family C. his friends D. the little girl
13.A. believe B. say C. expect D. understand
14.A. could B. should C. was able to D. might
15.A. caught B. worried C. tired D. hurt
Traffic jams（堵塞）is a big problem in many big cities. Now, people use a “super bus”to solve the problem. The“super bus”is 40 meters long and 6 meters wide. It has two floors. Passengers（乘客）sit on the upper floor. A“super bus”can hold 1,200 to 1,400 people. That is the work of about 40 ordinary（普通的）buses. When the“super bus”runs on the road, the other cars and buses can run through from its low floor. That is just like boatsor ships go through a bridge. So the“super bus”hardly（几乎不）takes any room of the roads. So we can say using the“super bus”is the best way to solve the traffic problem.
Answer the questions according to what you read.
1.Why do many big cities use the“super bus”?
2.How wide is the“super bus”
3.Which part of the“super bus”do passengers sit on?
4.Why does the “super bus”hardly take any room?
5.How many people can an super bus hold?
Western China is a large and beautiful region. It includes one major city, Chongqing, six provinces, and five autonomous regions (自治区). The six provinces are Sichuan, Shanxi, Gansu, Yunnan, Qinghai, and Guizhou. The five autonomous regions are Tibet, Ningxia Hui, Xinjiang Uygur, Guangxi Zhuang, and Inner Mongolia. Among all these provinces and autonomous regions, Xinjiang is the largest region and Ningxia is the smallest region.
Western China has an area of 5,400,000 square kilometers. This is about 56% of the total area of the country. However, there are many mountains, highlands, and deserts, and there are fewer rivers and lakes than in the East. Only around 22% of the population (人口) of China lives in the West, so there are far more people living in the East than living there.
Western China has a lot of natural resources. It is rich in oil and gas and it has many different kinds of minerals (矿). Tourists like to visit the area. There are many famous museums, ancient palaces, tombs (坟墓), and caves (洞), such as the Dazu museum, Shanxi History Museum, the Potala Palace, the Dunhuang Caves, and many other beautiful places such as Yunnan Dali and Sichuan Jiuzhaigou Valley.
Regions It includes the city of Chongqing, six provinces and five autonomous regions. Among them, Ningxia is 1. than any other region.
It covers over half of the total area of China, more than five 2. square kilometers. It has many mountains but 3. water than that in the East.
Population Only about 22% of the population of China is here.
4. resources It is rich in oil, gas and different kinds of minerals.
Tourism Travellers can visit the famous5. , old palaces, tombs and caves.
However, they can ask Mona Lisa herself in the interactive exhibition (交互式展览) in Beijing. This exhibition brings the 500-year-old painting to life.
Now Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting can move her head and wave (挥舞) her hand in 3D, and even answer questions. She can answer the questions about her life, her age and so on. But when she talks she doesn’t speak Italian but Chinese like: “Da jia hao, wo jiao Mengna Lisha. Hen gao xing jian dao ni men.”
The new, digital (数码的) picture of Mona Lisa is the center piece of the World Classic Interactive Arts Exhibition in Beijing. You can also see other world-famous paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Last Supper is another picture that they made alive with 3D. In this picture, Jesus (基督耶稣) can walk and talk with his believers (信徒).
It took the organizer Wang Hui and over 400 digital artists in South Korea two years to make the picture, at a cost of around 50 million yuan.
He says, “What’s special about it is that it’s the first time to use computer technology (技术) to make her speak and move.”
So what does the Mona Lisa say if you ask her why she is smiling?
1. From the passage we know that Mona Lisa is ________.
A. a famous woman in China
B. Leonardo da Vinci’s wife
C. a famous painting of Wang Hui
D. an Italian woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting
2. For many years art lovers all around the world have wondered ________.
A. why Mona Lisa smiled B. who Mona Lisa lived with
C. how old Mona Lisa was D. who Mona Lisa loved
3. What language does Mona Lisa speak in the exhibition?
A. She speaks French. B. She speaks Italian.
C. She speaks Chinese. D. She speaks Japanese.
4. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Wang Hui and his team spent 2 years making the digital pictures.
B. The digital paintings cost Wang Hui 50,000 yuan.
C. Wang Hui made this painting with some Chinese artists.
D. About 400 artists wanted to buy the digital paintings.
5. From the passage we know ________.
A. Mona Lisa can also sing in Chinese
B. 3D made Mona Lisa move and speak
C. 3D made Leonardo da Vinci alive in the exhibition in Beijing.
D. in the picture Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci can walk in his room
Steven Jobs was born in 1955. He was an American businessman and inventor. He was the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc. In the late 1970s, Steve, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series and later, the Macintosh.
Steve was among the greatest of American inventors – brave enough to think differently, and believed he could change the world and in fact, he had the power to change the whole world. By making computers personal and putting the Internet in our pockets, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups.
Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. He changed the way each of us sees the world. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations (创新) that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is much better because of Steve. On October 5, 2011, Steve died of cancer. The world has lost a visionary. We all feel sad about it.
1.Where can we find this passage?
A. In a science book. B. In a science fiction novel.
C. In a dictionary. D. In a newspaper.
2.Why Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last?
A. Because he knew he would die soon.
B. Because he was too busy every day.
C. Because he was humorous.
D. Because he wanted to make full use of time.
3. From the passage, we can know that ______.
A. It is cancer that took the Steve’s life
B. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy enrich and improve all of our lives
C. Apple II series and the Macintosh have made computers personal and put the Internet in
D. Steve was a businessman but not an inventor
4. According to the passage, “a visionary” means ______.
A. 一位伟人 B. 一位见证者
C. 一位梦想家 D. 一位冒险家
5. What would be the best title for this passage?
A. Steve Jobs’ death
B. Our loss of a great CEO
C. A great inventor, Steve Jobs
D. The great changes in our lives
There are some very good things about open education. This way of teaching allows the students to develop their interests in many subjects. Open education asks students to be strict with their own education. The open classroom may help them to enjoy learning. Some students will be happier in an open education school. They will not have to worry about grades or rules.
But many students may not do well in open education. They will not make good use of open education. Because open education is so different from traditional education, these students may have a problem of getting used to making so many choices. The last point about open education is that some teachers do not like it. They do not believe in open education.
I think that open education is only a good idea. It may not work very well in a real class or school. I believe that most students want and need to have some rules. They have to study some subjects. Many students are pleased to find the subjects that they have to study so interesting. They will not study those subjects if they do not have to in an open education school.
Recently, China Dream has been the subject of a public topic. Although it is quite common for Chinese people to dream of a developed China, most people also have their own dreams. I interviewed several young Chinese students with higher US educational backgrounds. They all had their own dreams for their native country.
Fred Wang, an MBA student in the US, said, “I dream of equal chance for the young in China. Equality means all young people can compete fairly, based on the rule-of-law no matter whether they are rich or poor.”
Yujie Zhao, another MBA student in California, said, “I dream of having the best education for my children so they will not lose at the starting line, and I dream of being able to take good care of my parents after they return home from work.”
Yiqiong Zhang, an MBA graduate from the US, shared her dreams. “I have a dream which I have been holding for many years, that is after working hard for about 20 to 25 years, I can have enough money to build and manage a bookstore or a flower shop. Besides working hard, I am able to enjoy life, to play the piano, to hike and to enjoy a two-month-long vacation every year. This may be a common dream among young Chinese students.”
There is no doubt that all of these young students have their own China Dream. They all love chasing their dreams. The beautiful China Dream requires everyone’s hard work. Everyone should work hard to make their dreams come true.
1.Which is TRUE about the three young Chinese students?
A. They receive higher education in their native country.
B. They receive education of all levels in California.
C. They have their own hopes and dreams for China.
D. They have their own hopes and dreams for the US.
2.What does the word “compete” in the second paragraph mean?
A. 竞争 B. 完成 C. 对待 D. 成功
3.Which one is Yiqiong Zhang’s dream?
A. Having an equal chance for the young in China.
B. Having the best education for her children.
C. Managing a bookstore or a flower shop in her middle ages.
D. Taking a four weeks’ vacation every year.
4. From the passage we can learn that China Dream ____________.
A. is very difficult to come true
B. requires everyone’s hard work
C. is a subject we need to teach in school
D. is only a dream of young Chinese students