I stood in the doorway, watching my older brother carefully putting clothes into his bag .I coughed uneasily. Finally 1 that I was there, Rocky turned toward me with a sad smile.
“I’m 2 tomorrow,” he said.
“I know.” My 3 was almost a whisper（低声）.I was 4 at myself for being so weak ,but I wasn’t about to cry .
“My 5 is early ,so there is still 6 time to come to the airport,” he said .Seeing the 7 look on my face ,he quickly added, “I promise(答应) I won’t leave without saying goodbye.”
I tried to say 8 ,but didn’t . It’s always 9 to keep quiet if you’re about to cry . “You promised you wouldn’t cry,” he said to me, thinking that I was close to 10 .
I remember the day he taught me how to ride a bike. 11 I thought he was always right behind me ,holding the seat to keep me from 12 .I was happy with this ,but he knew he couldn’t hold me up all my life .He told me that one day he would have to let go.
His coughing stopped my thinking .What was left to say? How could I say 13 to the person who taught me everything?
The next morning I 14 , looked at my alarm clock ,and realized he had left 15 ago .We never even said goodbye.
Goodbye, Rocky! Although he may have been many miles away, I knew he heard me, even if it was only an answer in his heart.
1．A．forgetting B．realizing C．watching D．learning
2．A．arriving B．living C．coming D．leaving
3．A．voice B．sound C．noise D．word
4．A．glad B．moved C．angry D．pleased
5．A．ship B．flight C．train D．bus
6．A．enough B．little C．no D．busy
7．A．surprised B． excited C．sad D．happy
8．A．anything B．everything C．something D．nothing
9．A．stranger B．better C．worse D．easier
10．A．tears B．smiles C．words D．sadness
11．A．At last B．From now on C．At first D．So far
12．A．riding B．running C．walking D．falling
13．A．goodbye B．hello C．yes D．sorry
14．A．gave up B．stood up C．looked up D．woke up
15．A．minutes B．hours C．days D．weeks
Reading books is a good hobby for all kinds of reasons.
First, reading books is f__16__. You can always keep yourself amused if you like reading. This is especially useful when the weather is bad. It is a relaxing hobby too. You can really become lost in a book.
Next, you can read a book a__17_: in a car, in a waiting-room, on a plane, in bed — even in the bath. All you need is a book! Reading is a convenient hobby as it is easy to stop and then start again.
A__18__ good reason for reading books is that it is useful. If you read as a hobby you will get better and better at it. This m__19_ that you will read faster and will become better at understanding what you read. As your reading improves, you will probably find your schoolwork becomes much e__20__. Many school subjects depend on good reading and, as you read, you learn more and more.
Some people say that reading is out of date. This is not true. You have to be able to read to use a computer and, the better you read, the better your computer skills will be. Reading is n__21__ out of date!
Good readers are most likely to be good writers, too. They are usually good at spelling as well, and have more things to write about. Reading books is a wonderful hobby, one of the best.W__22__ other hobby could be more useful, or more enjoyable？
Parents are the closest people to you in the world. They love you just because you are you. And they would do anything for you.
Like a lot of middle school students, Zhuang Shuxia has a problem. She and her parents don’t get on well.“I really want to be my Daddy’s little girl. But it feels like he just doesn’t understand. He talks at me and doesn’t listen.” said Zhuang, a Grade 9 student in Hangzhou.Do you and your parents also have problems?Well, why don’t you all take a walk and have a talk on Monday? It’s the International Day of Families. On May 15, people around the world give thanks for good things about their families and work on family problems.
A study last year showed that 1,500 Beijing families had the same problem as Zhuang’s family: The children, 12 to 15 years old, didn’t like talking with their parents much. They weren’t happy at home. Of course, lots of kids feel that way. But you and your parents will be much happier if you can be friends. Here are some ways to have a good talk with them:
1.Find a good time to talk, like when you’re eating dinner, going out for a walk or watching TV.
2.Tell them something you’re interested in, or ask them aboutl their lives when they were young. They love to talk about it.
3.Listen to them carefully, and look them in the eye.
4.Be honest. Your parents will trust you more. And a trusting family is a happy family.
23. What is Zhuang Shuxia’s problem?
A. Her father thinks she is old enough.
B. Her father doesn’t like to talk with her.
C. She really wants to be a little girl again.
D. She and her father don’t understand each other well.
24. What does the writer suggest the students do on the International Day of Families?
A. They should remember the special day for the families in the world.
B. They should take a walk and have a talk with their parents.
C. They should do something to celebrate the International Day of Families.
D. They should help others to solve their family problems.
25. In this passage the writer tells the children, 12 to 15 years old, .
A. how to show their thanks to their parents
B. how to make friends with their parents
C. how to feel happier at home in different ways
D. how to win their parents’ trust by listening to their parents
Scientists have learned a lot about kinds of food people need. They say that there are several kinds of food that people should eat every day. They are: (1) green and yellow vegetables of all kinds; (2) citrus ( 柑橘) fruits and tomatoes; (3) potatoes and other fruits and vegetables; (4) meat of all kinds, fish and eggs; (5) milk and foods made from milk; (6) bread or cereal (谷类), rice is also in this kind of food ; (7) butter, or something like butter.
People in different countries and different places of the world eat different kinds of things. Foods are cooked and eaten in many different kinds of ways. People in different countries eat at different times of the day. In some places people eat once or twice a day; in other countries people eat three or four times a day. Scientists say that none of the differences is really important. It doesn’t matter whether foods are eaten raw or cooked, canned or frozen. It doesn’t matter if a person eats dinner at 4 o’clock in the afternoon or at eleven o’clock at night. The important thing is what you eat every day.
There are two problems, then , in feeding the large number of people on earth. The first is to find some way to feed the world’s population so that no one is hungry. The second is to make sure that people everywhere have the right kinds of food to make them grow to be strong and healthy.
26. According to the scientists, which of the following group of food is the healthiest for your lunch?
A. chicken, apples, cereal, cabbages B. potatoes, carrots, rice ,bread
C. oranges, bananas, fish, tomatoes D. beef, pork, fish, milk
27. If there is Paragraph 4, what do you think is going to be talked about?
A. When people eat their lunch B. What to do with the two problems
C. How to cook food in different ways D. Why people eat different kind of food
One of this summer’s hottest books is “That Guy Was Cool.” Sounds like a great book for kids, doesn’t it? But parents and teachers want to read this one, too. It can teach them something about the language of today’s kids.
So lots of people, young and old, went to see the book’s author, 19-year-old Korean girl Guiyeoni, on Saturday. She was in Beijing to sign books for her fans.
“Guiyeoni wrote a story that is near to us and goes to our hearts,” said a Junior 2 student in Beijing. “When I read it, I laughed and I cried.”
Like the “Meteor Garden” TV series(系列), “That Guy Was Cool” tells an unusual story of love between two students. The girl is sweet, but she’s just average（一般的）. The boy is good-looking and has everything, but he is often unhappy because his father died when he was very young. They become close and help each other to be happy. In the end, they fall in love.
“The girl in the book is like me. She’s simple and moody,” said Guiyeoni.
Guiyeoni’s book doesn’t only use words. It also uses things like emoticons. Emoticons are small icons, like smiling faces, and they are used to show emotions. Kids know what these things mean, because they often use them when they talk on the Internet or send messages with mobile phones.
Guiyeoni said she wrote this way because of her young readers. “Writing with pictures is vivid and can say a lot of things,” she said.
Guiyeoni began writing the book’s story on the Web in 2001 when she was a Senior 2 student. Last year, she put that online story together to make this book. “That Guy Was Cool” has been made into a film, and it will come out in Korea next month.
This is Guiyeoni’s first of four books, and she hopes to keep writing as she goes through college.
She also has a message for young writers. “I think that if they try hard, lots of young people can do this.”
28. Guiyeoni is _____________.
A. a girl who falls in love with her classmate.
B. the writer of “Meteor Garden.”
C. a young writer
D. one of the emotions.
29. which of the following may Not be an emotion?
A. 8-) B. See you. C. J D. L
30. The author used emoticons to write the book because .
A. she really likes them
B. she wants her young readers to be interested
C. pictures can say lots of things
D. she was only a Senior student when she was writing the story
31. Parents like to read this book because __________.
A. it’s interesting and vivid
B. of the way the author wrote the story
C. the story goes to their heart.
D. it’s helpful for them to know about their children better.
32. Which of the following sayings has the closest meaning to “I think that if they try hard, lots of young people can do this”?
A. Seeing is believing.
B. Time flies.
C. No news is good news.
D. Where there is a will, there is a way.
It seems to be strange to you there is a blind spot on the eye. Here is an interesting experiment that can make something disappear, When one eye is open?
Make a card about the size of a postcard and write two English letters L and R on it. L on the left and R on the right. first, hold the card about 80 cm away and you see both the letters. Ther close your right eye and look at the letter R only with your left eye. And now, as you move the card slowly towards you, you’ll see the letter L disappearing. But if you move the card nearer to your lace, the letter will be seen again. Now do the same experiment with your left eye closed, you’ll see the letter R disappearing.
Why did the letter disappear? It is because there is a blind spot on the eye. When the image of the letter falls on the blind spot, it won’t be seen. That is why either of the letters disappear.
33. The word “disappear” in the first paragraph means __________.
A.消散 B.丢失 C.消失 D.遗失
34.You fail to see the letter “L” in the experiment because __________
A. your eyes are poor B. you move it close to your eye
C. its image falls on the blind spot D. your left eye is not open
35. In which order(顺序) should you do the experiment?
a. hold the card
b. move the card nearer
c. close your right eye
d. write two English letters
e. look at the letter R
f. make a card
36. This passage mainly (主要) tells us __________.
A. there is a blind spot on the eye
B. an interesting experiment
C. where the blind spot is
D. how to find the blind spot
Ron is ten years old. He loves to watch TV. But for one full year he did not watch TV at all. What was the reason? Ron’s parents said they would give him $ 600 if he didn’t watch TV for a year.
Ron’s parents thought he watched too much TV. One day his mother saw a news- paper story about a boy who didn’t watch TV for a year. She showed the story to Ron. Ron liked the idea. He turned off the TV right away, and said, “It doesn’t bother me not to watch TV. I just want the money.”
At first, Ron’s parents were very happy. Ron read books and newspapers, played outside, played computer games, and played cards with his mother. But after some time, he got bored. Every morning, he asked his parents, “What are we doing tonight?” Sometimes his mother and father wished he would watch TV just for one evening. Ron always said, “No, it would cost me money!”
Finally the year was over. Then Ron started watching his favourite TV shows all day long again. Ron got the money from his parents. What does he plan to do with the $ 600? “I want to buy myself a TV set!” he said.
37. Ron didn’t watch TV for one year because ________.
A. he wanted the money B. watching TV too much is bad
C. he wanted to study harder D. he wanted to learn from the boy
38. “It doesn’t bother me not to watch TV” means “It’s _____ to watch TV”.
A. waste time B. important for me
C. not use D. not important for me
39. The best title for the story is _______.
A. A Funny Story B. A Year without TV
C. A Good Boy D. Buying a TV Set
London has a new magazine .But it is not printed on paper .Everyone who has a television can receive it because it in on TV.
If you want to read the magazine, you have to have a decoder(解码器) . Each page of it is numbered,so you only have to dial the number to choose which subject you want to read about .There is a wide choice—everything is included from cooking to the latest sports news .
If you want to read the news ,the first thing you have to do is to turn to the index（索引）page which has an easy-to –temember page number ,100 for example .The news is on pages 101 to 109 so you push out the numbers and the news appears written across your screen .Perhaps you want to go out in the afternoon ,so you press 181 ,and a brightly colored weather map appears on the screen .But the weather is terrible so you decide to go shopping and dial 162 for a list of the week’s best bargains .But should you drive or take the train? To answer that question you only have to press 189 for the traffic report .It is very simple to use .But probably the best thing about the service is that it is being updated all the time .Journalists type new material directly onto the screen and whole pages of the magazine can be replaced in minutes .
40. Where can you see this new magazine?
A. In a bookshop. B. In a library. C. On television. D. In a reading room.
41. If you want some information about weather, you should press _____.
A. 162 B. 189 C. 109 D. 181
42. We can know from the passage that .
A. the magazine can be bought at any shop
B. most of the postmen in London will lose their jobs some day
C. everyone can read this magazine if they have a television
D. the readers can get all kinds of information staying at home
43.In the sentence“Each page of it is numbered” ,here “it” means the .
A. decoder B. magazine C. subject D. program
44.The passage is mainly about .
A. a new magazine that is printed in London
B. a new way of getting news
C. a popular TV program about magazines
D. a new idea of reading quickly
Tom owned a small shop. He worked hard. It was open from seven in the morning until eleven at night and sold many different things. Tom worked hard in his shop but he had a good business and he was happy.
Then a supermarket opened across the street. The supermarket was ten times the size of Tom’s shop.
The manager of the supermarket wanted to take people away from Tom. He found out what Tom’s prices were and then made his lower than Tom’s.
People quickly stopped buying things from Tom’s shop. They bought everything from the supermarket instead. Soon Tom’s business was very bad and he was angry.
“It’s not fair,” Tom thought, “I must do something to teach that supermarket manager a lesson.”
The price of steak in the supermarket was $ 5.00 a pound. Tom put a sign in his window, “Steak-- $4.50 a pound.”
The next day the price of steak in the supermarket was $4.25 a pound, Tom changed the sign in his window. “Steak---$4.00 a pound.”
An hour later, the sign in the supermarket said, “Steak---$3.75 a pound.’ Ten minutes later the sign in Tom’s window said, “Steak----$ 3.50 a pound.” Five minutes later the sign in the supermarket said, “Steak----$ 2.50 a pound.” Twenty seconds later the sign in Tom’s window said, “Steak----$ 1.00 a pound.”
The manager of the supermarket ran cross the street into Tom’s shop. “This price cutting must stop,” he said, “Steak is costing me $ 4.00 a pound. I’m selling it at $ 2.50 a pound. I’m losing money every minute!”
“I’ll stop cutting all my prices,” Tom said, “if you will stop cutting all yours.”
The supermarket manager agreed, and the two men shook () hands.
Tom smiled. He had not lost any money on the steak. He didn’t sell steak at all.
45. Tom worked hard but he was happy because __________.
A. he liked hard work
B. he wanted to make a lot of money
C. he had a good business.
D. his prices were high
46.What does “price cutting” mean?
A. Making your prices the same as others’.
B. Making your prices lower than others’.
C. Making your prices higher than others’.
D. Losing money every minute.
47. according to this passage, if the supermarket manager sold out 100 pounds steak at $ 2.75 a pound, he would at least lose ________ dollars.
A. 125 B. 150 C. 100 D.175
48. If you’re Tom, how do you solve the problem between the supermarket manager and you? Please give us at least two ways.
Jess really felt very happy. When he arrived at his seat in the classroom that morning, he found an invitation on his desk. It was from several of his classmates asking him to join them on a camping trip. This was the first time he was asked to join in an out-of school activity. Why were they asking him now? Nobody seemed to like him. In fact, he had been so lonely that he drowned his feeling with food . As a result, he hat put on a lot of weight, and this gave the kids something more to make fun of him.
Cindy, who was standing near Jess when he read the invitation, went out quickly to tell the others that the trick had worked. Everyone was pleased that Jess thought that was true. But there was no camping trip. Tile whole thing was made up.
At first, Cindy thought it was fun. But later, when Jess told her that he was going to buy a sleeping bag with his savings, Cindy bad second thoughts. She knew that Jess's family had little money, and she hated to see him spend his savings on something he would never use. Cindy also hated to tell Jess the truth. Her close friends would be angry with her.
What could she do now?
49. What would happen if Cindy told Jess the truth?
A. Jess would go on the camping trip himself.
B. Everyone would be angry with Cindy.
C. Cindy might have trouble with her friends.
D. Jess would be thankful to his classmates.
50. The sentence " he drowned his feeling with food " means __________.
A. he ate a lot to make himself feel less lonely
B. he asked for a lot of food from his classmates
C. he brought his food to his classmates
D. he had a lot of food to put on weight
51. From the story we can guess _________.
A. everybody would go camping except Jess
B. Jess had few friends in the class
C. Cindy was Jess's best friend in the class
D. Jess joined in many out-of-school activities
52. What could Cindy do? Please write a letter to help her.
1．B 2．D 3．A 4．C 5．B 6．A 7．C 8．C 9．B 10．A
11．C 12．D 13．A 14．D 15．B
16.fun 17.anywhere 18.Another 19.means 20. easier 21. never 22. What
23. D 24.B 25.C
28. C 29. B 30. B31. D32.D
33. C34.C 35.C 36.A
37. A38. D39.B
40.C41.D 42.D 43.B 44.B
45.C 46.B 47. A48.
49.C 50.A 51.B