11. 9月12日 带着感恩的心工作
1. — I just had a terrible accident.
— _____. But it’s good to see you are all right.
A. Take it easy B. Be careful next time
C. It doesn’t matter D. I’m sorry to hear that
2. — Which of the two speakers do you like better, Jenny?
— _____ taller one. He is _____ most interesting man.
A. A; a B. A; the C. The; a D. The;不填
3. _____ arriving in Shanghai, known as China’s Paris, I fell in love with this modern and charming city.
A. By B. On C. For D. With
4. To draw the young into cinemas, the director _____ super stars for leading roles in the film.
A. selected B. respected C. organized D. exchanged
5. — Why are you in such a hurry, Tina?
— Don’t you remember that we _____ be at the club by 7 p.m.?
A. can B. may C. must D. would
6. Summer is the best season for fridge makers, when lots of brands are on the market, but the _____ is fierce.
A. preparation B. competition C. composition D. satisfaction
7. Jiangsu is a province _____ rice production reaches nearly 15 percent of China’s total output.
A. that B. whom C. which D. whose
8. Your parents often arrange everything for you, but since you’re no longer a child, you should learn to be _____ them.
A. grateful to B. independent of C. different from D. satisfied with
9. Do you still remember the scientist and his theory _____ we learnt in our physics class yesterday?
A. which B. who C. that D. what
10. — Rose, I’m very pleased to _____ you that your application has been accepted.
— Really? It’s great!
A. provide B. approve C. inform D. earn
11. The air quality in a city affects that of the regions nearby _____ most pollutants (污染物) can travel through the atmosphere.
A. unless B. though C. because D. so that
12. China Today is _____ a quality magazine. It helps foreigners greatly to improve their Chinese.
A. less than B. not less than C. more than D. no more than
13. — Could you please give me some advice about the coming interview?
— Well, the most important thing _____ you must do is showing confidence.
A. which B. whom C. what D. that
14. Young people under 25 make up nearly 40 percent of the Chinese population, and they’ll soon be _____ the nation.
A. in charge of B. in the charge of C. in the form of D. in preparation for
15. For those _____ work in Beijing Central Business District, the parking fee for a day almost equals what they earn.
A. 不填 B. that C. who D. whom
In 1934, a bronze statue (青铜塑像) of a dog called Hachiko was set up at the Shibuya Train Station in Tokyo, Japan. Everyone will be 16 by the following story of the dog.
Hachiko was born in 1923 and was 17 by Eisaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department 18 the University of Tokyo. The professor used to take a 19 from the Shibuya Station every day to go to the university. Each day Hachiko 20 with the professor to the train station when he left for 21 . Upon returning, the professor would find the dog 22 waiting for his master (主人) and wagging (摇摆) his tail.
This happy habit 23 until one terrible day in 1925, when the 24 was taken ill on the job and unfortunately 25 before he could return home. 26 , the dog waited at the train station that day for his master to return home. However, 27 that he wasn’t coming back, Hachiko waited till 28 fell and returned home.
The 29 day Hachiko went back to the train station again, 30 for his master to come back. He patiently waited till sunset and then 31 home. The dog was so devoted (忠诚的) to the professor that he continued to 32 the train station every day for the next 10 years! People who 33 the devoted dog each day were so touched by his 34 that they built a statue in his honor in 1934.
In 1935, Hachiko died at the very 35 place where he used to wait for his master.
16. A. paid B. refused C. moved D. amazed
17. A. treated B. owned C. stopped D. killed
18. A. for B. on C. near D. at
19. A. train B. plane C. taxi D. boat
20. A. stayed up B. went along C. looked around D. ran away
21. A. work B. school C. money D. home
22. A. hardly B. suddenly C. patiently D. recently
23. A. changed B. appeared C. happened D. continued
24. A. dog B. professor C. worker D. student
25. A. died B. slept C. lost D. awoke
26. A. For example B. In turn C. As usual D. At present
27. A. saying B. seeing C. forgetting D. repeating
28. A. rain B. snow C. light D. night
29. A. next B. other C. last D. first
30. A. standing B. looking C. waiting D. asking
31. A. found B. returned C. left D. missed
32. A. catch B. clean C. watch D. visit
33. A. passed B. bought C. kept D. discovered
34. A. life B. lesson C. joke D. story
35. A. different B. strange C. same D. beautiful
Your first year of high school is here, but you don’t know what you’ll do! So you’ll feel nervous about it. To stay away from this, you should get used to your high school life soon. For this, firstly, you need to try to make a lot of friends. Friends are people whom you can depend on and trust. They’ll help you in your time of need. Therefore, from the countless faces you see every day, find those who can be your true friends. Once you have them, you must defend your friendship. However, don’t ignore those who you have met but don’t know well. Knowing new people is one of the most fun things to do in high school!
Secondly, you should be responsible (有责任的). You need to be a good judge of what is right and what is wrong, and be able to make the right decision. Doing something just because everyone else is doing it simply doesn’t make sense. As a high school student, you can have all the fun you want, but don’t be at the cost of your grades, your self-respect and your honesty as a person.
Thirdly, you mustn’t break school rules. For example, don’t be late for class; don’t make noise in class, and especially never fight. Fighting is not only bad for you physically but also bad for you mentally. Getting into fights all the time could result in getting into trouble. It might even go on your permanent (永远的) record.
Fourthly, be prepared all the time. If you forget something in class, it will disturb both the teachers’ teaching and the learning of other kids. You should have all of your supplies in your backpack, not at home or in your locker. You can make a mental list of everything you need to have when you leave class.
Last but not least, you must improve your learning techniques. For example, pay a lot of attention during class, go over class notes once a week and finish your homework in time. Especially, it is better to form the habit of asking your teachers or classmates for help when you have problems with your study. All these methods will help you study better!
How to get used to high school life
●Friends can come to your help when you are in need.
●You should make friends with those who are (36)________ trusting.
●It is a must to defend your friendship.
●Don’t ignore those you’ve met but don’t know well.
●You need to be good at (37)________ right from wrong.
●You should learn to make right (38)________.
●Don’t let your behaviors affect your grades, self-respect and honesty.
●You should (40)________ in class in time and keep quiet in class.
●You mustn’t fight with others because it’s bad for you.
all the time.
●Don’t forget something in class because it can (42)________ teaching and learning.
●List your necessary study items mentally when you leave class.
●Be attentive in class and (43)________ class notes once a week.
●Don’t (44)________ off your homework.
●(45)________ to your teachers or classmates for help when necessary.
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We were traveling to the Caribbean with our three kids aged 12, 7 and 4. Being from Chicago, we were all in need of a little sun and sand after an especially cold and long winter.
Before the trip, my eldest child asked if we could consider getting him a lifeproof case for his iPhone. He thought it would be fun to take pictures and videos of his brother and sister underwater in the pool. That made sense to us, and we agreed that it could make great memory of good time. We bought the case for him.
Down to vacation we went. Snap! On went the lifeproof case. We performed the suggested water test, and into the pool he went. Pow! That was the end of the phone. Water immediately leaked (渗入) into it and the phone was never turned on again.
Now, this could be a post about what a poorly-designed product the case is, but in fact, that is not what I’m writing about.
Actually, what truly surprised us was what happened to our 12-year-old over the course of the next seven days of our vacation. Aside from the initial (最初的) five minutes after the phone died, our son never mentioned his phone again.
Instead of his usual plugged-in state, he spent much of the vacation reading books, playing silly games with his siblings and talking to us at dinner. Normally when we’re on vacation and he and his siblings are done with eating, he’ll leave the table to text friends or check sports scores. But with no phone, there was no pull to keep in touch with his friends or to look at the latest posts. Instead, our almost-13-year-old played tag with his 4-year-old sister, chased iguanas (鬣鳞蜥) with his 7-year-old brother and entertained them with games while we finished our meals. At the end of the trip, when we asked him about the lack of phone, he admitted it was nice to have a break from the constant chatting and keeping in touch with friends.
I’m not saying I intentionally hope his phone dies again, but it does give us time to reflect as to whether or not we should make the kids leave their cell phones at home as part of the spring break contract. Or at least we should severely curtail phone usage on vacation.
1. Why did the author’s eldest son want a lifeproof case for his iPhone?
A. To put his phone away. B. To make his phone beautiful.
C. To limit his phone use. D. To protect his phone underwater.
2. What probably surprised the author most during the vacation?
A. The change in his eldest son. B. The relationship between his children.
C. The power of children’s games. D. The function of the iPhone.
3. How does the author’s eldest son feel about the lack of phone?
A. Uncomfortable. B. Upset. C. Excited. D. Fine.
4. The underlined word “curtail” in the last paragraph probably means .
A. forbid B. continue C. practice D. increase
Our first expression is “in the red”. It is another way of saying that a business is losing money. In the past, numbers in the financial (金融的) records of a company were written in red ink to show a loss (损失).
A business magazine recently published a report about a television company. The report said the company was still in the red, but was able to cut its loss from the year before. A profit by a business is written in black numbers. So a company that is “in the black” is making money.
Another financial expression is “run on the bank”. That is what happens when many people try to get all their money back from a bank. A “run on the bank” usually happens when people believe there is a danger that a bank may fail or close down. Newspaper reports about a bank crisis (危机) in Russia used that expression. They said the government acted because of the fear that the crisis would cause a run on the bank.
“Day trading” is a new expression about a system that lets investors (投资者) trade directly in an electronic market system. The system is known as NASDAQ, short for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation. It was the first completely computerized stock market (股票市场). Day trading companies offer a desk and a computer system to an investor who wants to trade. Investors must provide fifty thousand dollars or more for the trading company to pay for the stocks they buy. Thousands of other investors do day trading at their homes.
A day trader keeps a watchful eye on stock prices. When he sees a stock rise in price, he makes use of the computer to buy shares of the stock. If the stock continues to rise in price in the next few minutes, the day trader sells out the shares quickly to make a small profit. Then he looks for another stock to buy. If a stock goes down, he may sell his shares and accept the loss.
The idea is to make a small profit many times during the day. Many day traders may break down in a week or so. Only about thirty percent people succeed in earning enough money from their efforts to continue day trading.
5. What does the passage mainly talk about?
A. Some financial words and expressions.
B. Newspaper reports about a bank crisis.
C. Some interesting stories about making money.
D. Some tips on how to buy and sell stocks.
6. When a company runs well, the financial records will be written in ink.
A. red B. black C. green D. yellow
7. When a bank is faced with a crisis, we can use the expression “ ”.
A. break the bank B. run on the bank C. in the red D. day trading
8. In which section of a newspaper will this passage appear?
A. Economy. B. Health & Life. C. Entertainment. D. Science.
Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day each year on February 14th. So do candy companies, jewelry stores and people selling flowers. Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It is a good day to ask your boyfriend or girlfriend to marry you. It is also a popular day for marriage. But other couples might celebrate with a dinner at a nice restaurant.
The holiday is named for Saint Valentine. He was an early Christian churchman who was said to have helped young lovers. Valentine was executed (处死) for his Christian beliefs on February 14th, more than one thousand seven hundred years ago. But the day is even older than that.
The ancient Romans celebrated a holiday for lovers more than two thousand years ago. As part of the celebration, each girl wrote her name on a piece of paper and put it in a large box. Each boy reached into the box and pulled out the name of a girl. That girl became his girlfriend for a year.
Lovers still put their names on pieces of paper on Valentine’s Day. They send each other cards that express their love. Sometimes they send other gifts, too, like jewelry, flowers, candy, or all three!
It was reported that the average American spent about $134 for Valentine’s Day in 2014. That was up about three dollars from 2013. Men spent about twice as much on their partners as women did. And it is said the total spending for Valentine’s Day in the United States reached about $17.3 billion.
9. Valentine’s Day is named for Saint Valentine mainly because Valentine .
A. came up with the idea for Valentine’s Day
B. lost his life because of his Christian beliefs
C. once helped young lovers as a churchman
D. sent gifts to young lovers on February 14th
10. At the ceremony for lovers in ancient Rome, .
A. a boy got his girlfriend quite by luck
B. boys and girls exchanged cards to show love
C. a girl had the freedom to choose her boyfriend
D. girls put their words of love in a large box
11. Which of the following traditions on Valentine’s Day is kept alive from ancient days?
A. Writing lovers’ names on pieces of paper.
B. Sending gifts like candies, flowers and jewelry.
C. Asking your boyfriend or girlfriend to marry you.
D. Having a dinner with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
12. When was the passage probably written?
A. After Valentine’s Day in 2013. B. Before Valentine’s Day in 2013.
C. After Valentine’s Day in 2014. D. Before Valentine’s Day in 2014.
Cervantes was born to poor parents. His future looked dark as he grew to see a life of sadness and poverty before him. He joined the army as a common soldier and was hurt so badly that he could not use his left arm.
He later failed to find a job and, on two occasions, was sent to prison. He continued to have brushes (冲突) with the law and struggled just to survive.
But, despite these troubles of his life, he never let go of his dream — to write a book. He realized his dream and he wrote a book. In the book he told of a beautiful story which came from his heart’s deepest dreams. It is about a man who saw the world differently than everyone else. Though created in suffering, the book is an inspiring (鼓舞人的) story of hope. This man’s story has been put to music and film, translated into many languages and remains a literary classic after some 400 years. It has moved many people in the world. The author was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and the book is Don Quijote de la Mancha (《堂吉诃德》). Perhaps Cervantes himself believed that “the world sees people as they are — I see them as they can be!” Cervantes may never have written such a wonderful work if he had not seen some potential (潜能) within himself. He knew, and has taught others ever since, that great truth: What we see will come to be.
Some see situations as they are, others as they can be. Some see people as they are, others as they can be. And some see themselves as they are, others as they can be. But when we set our sights upon the best that is within a situation or a human being, what we see will come to be. And we’ll know the power of hope.
13. The author writes this passage to remind us that .
A. we should be brave to deal with troubles
B. nothing is hard if we put our heart into it
C. we all have great potential inside ourselves
D. no one knows what he can do until he tries
14. What was the dream of Cervantes?
A. To be a writer. B. To be a solider.
C. To be a banker. D. To be a doctor.
15. Cervantes met the following troubles EXCEPT that .
A. he was sent to prison B. his left arm got hurt
C. he failed to find a job D. he was refused by the army
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Nanjing Volunteers Association
Ladies and gentlemen:
I’m Li Hua. As a member of the Nanjing Volunteers Association, I am glad to tell you something about NJVA.
Ladies and gentlemen:
I’m Li Hua. As a member of the Nanjing Volunteers Association, I am glad to tell you something about NJVA.
NJVA is a non-profit social organization which was set up about 20 years ago. It is made up of people who are willing to do things beneficial to society and for those in great need of help. Anyone can sign up for the membership on its website www.njzyz.com.cn at any time without paying for it.
As student volunteers, we often help clean the streets in the holidays and plant trees in local parks every year. All our efforts have paid off when the city is taking on a new look. We also donate money, books and clothes to children from poor families.
I myself have learnt a lot in these activities organized by NJVA. I have made a lot of friends by helping others. Yes, help others, help yourself.
If you want to know more about NJVA, you can log on www.njzyz.com.cn. I am sure NJVA makes your stay here convenient and enjoyable.