When I was young, I really wanted a new bike! As a ___1___ boy, I ___2___ my parents my birthday wish, and I knew there was ___3___ hope because my family could hardly have that money.
___4___ my birthday, my parents told me they had my gift outside in the backyard. At once, I rushed out to the yard. There was my bike, but it wasn't the bike ___5___ I thought it would be. This one was pink, old and worn with age. It was so ___6___! I thought I hurt my parents' feeling because I could see the disappointment on their faces and I was sure they could see it on ___7___. I got on the bike and rode it, feeling bad that I had made my parents ___8___ this way. So I rode as ___9___ as I could and didn't look back.
As time went by, I had many ___10___ experiences and began to understand I ___11___ something more than just a rusty（生锈的） old bike. My parents gave me a life lesson about love. When you give something out of love, it doesn't matter ___12___ in fact. What matter is ___13___ love that is in it. I like to remember this story ___14___ giving a gift is not about money. It is about how much love you can feel from it. Do remember, a gift that costs two dollars isn't any less valuable than one that costs two ___15____dollars, or even more.
1. A. 12 years old B.12 year old C. 12-year-old D. 12-years-old
2. A. tell B. to tell C. telling D. told
3. A. a few B. a little C. few D. little
4. A. In B. At C. On D. For
5. A. who B. whose C. where D. which
6. A. disappointing B. disappointed C. disappoint D. disappoints
7. A. I B. my C. mine D. me
8. A. feel B. to feel C. feeling D. felt
9. A. fast B. faster C. more faster D. fastest
10. A. another B. the other C. other D. others
11. A. give B. am given C. was given D. was giving
12. A. what was it B. what it was C. what is it D. what it is
13. A. a B. an C. the D. /
14. A. because B. though C. if D. unless
15. A. hundred B. hundreds C. hundred of D. hundreds of
Every school day, we use schoolbags to carry all of our things to school. They are a big part of our lives. But have you ever thought about the ___16___ of the schoolbag?
In the Han Dynasty, when old-style private schools were opened, students used bamboo boxes to carry books to school. People consider the bamboo box to be the ___17___ schoolbag. There were usually two or three layers（层）in the ___18___. Kids put different things, like books, brushes, ink stones (砚) and paper in the boxes. You can see the bamboo box in many TV shows. ___19___ , in the Legend of White Snake, Xu Shilin carries a bamboo box to the capital to take an exam.
Hundreds of years ___20___ , people developed a new kind of schoolbag called the budai, or “hip-pocket”. The budai was lighter than the bamboo box. With the founding of the People’s Republic of China, military rucksacks (军用帆布包) became popular. Ask your grandparents or parents about these bags. Maybe they can tell you about their ___21___ of carrying them when they were in school.
A new style of schoolbags has ___22___ in recent years. Many of them have colorful and fashionable ___23___ on them, such as pictures of cartoons or pop stars. And they are more comfortable to use. Some students pull wheeled bags ___24___ with heavy textbooks and others carry backpacks.
Schoolbags are still changing. Can you imagine___25___ future schoolbags will be like?
16. A. material B. history C. shape D. color
17. A. most famous B. most beautiful C. finest D. earliest
18. A. bag B. pocket C. hole D. box
19. A. However B. Moreover C. That is D. For example
20.A. before B. later C. ago D. after
21. A. experiences B. pictures C. mysteries D. dreams
22. A. produced B. came C. appeared D. lost
23. A. people B. wheels C. words D. designs
24. A. covered B. filled C. carried D. poured
25. A. how B. what C. which D. that
( A )
In the state of Qin, there was a man called Shang Yang. He was a statesman (政治家) and worked out many reforms(改革）for the state, like focusing on farming and giving rewards to soldiers who were successful at war. But this reforms were not easily carried out at first. Most people didn't trust Shang.
To solve this problem, Shang came up with an idea. He put a thin wooden pole（杆） at the south gate of the Qin capital. Many people came to see him.
Then, in front of the crowd, he said loudly, “The one who takes this pole to the north gate will get 10 gold pieces.”
It was a simple job and the reward was large. However, some time passed and no one stepped forward. They all thought Shang was joking.
Hearing no answer, Shang stepped forward and said, “The reward now goes to 50 gold pieces.”
This offer was unbelievable. Finally, a man from the crowd came forward. He put the pole on his shoulders and walked to the north gate. True to his word, Shang gave the man 50 gold pieces.
After that, the people of Qin were all talking about what Shang did at the south gate. They believed he was a man of his word. So when Shang began carrying out his reforms, the people followed him.
Under these great reforms, Qin grew strong and unified all the states, becoming the first empire (帝国) of China.
Credibility（诚信） is very important for everyone. It will help people believe what they say and respect them.
26. Yang's reforms focus on__________.
A. farming B. giving rewards to soldiers though they were not successful
C. how to carry them out D. how to make people trust him
27. Which is NOT true about Shang Yang’s reforms?
A. They helped Qin State become stronger.
B. They were very successful reforms at that time.
C. They were well carried out at first.
D. They encouraged soldiers by giving them rewards.
28. Shang Yang gave gold to the person because ___.
A. he needed the pole to be at the north gate
B. he wanted people to know he could keep his promises
C. he wanted to teach people a valuable lesson
D. he was going to introduce his reforms at the north gate
29. What does the underlined word unified mean?
A. 统一标准 B.统一 C. 多重标准 D. 分裂
30. What’s the main idea of this story?
A. Money talks. B. Reforms are important.
C. Keeping promises can earn people’s trust. D. Earning people’s trust is never easy.
( B )
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally aboutwhat to believe or what to do. According to a report on the WorldEconomic Forum (2016), critical thinking, creativity, and their practicalapplication are widely accepted as the top three skills that young peopleneed to possess in their future career.
A good critical thinker usually takes the following steps before he decides what to do. Whenever he needs to do something, he would, first of all, reason. He checks why he needs to do it and whether he really needs to do it.Then, analyze. He tries to find out what it really is and the best way to do it. After that, evaluate. He makes sure whether he is ableto do it and how to do it well. Finally, he makes the decision and takes action. Take the “Double 11” (apopular online shopping day in China) as an example. A few days before it, he checks carefully what he needsand whether he really needs them, and makes a shopping list. He goes to the online shops to compare thequality and the prices of the things that he is going to buy. He compares the shops that sell these things.
Then he checks whether he can afford them and in which shops he is going to buy them. Although it takes him some time to make the decisions, he would not regret after the shopping.Then what would happen if he didn't think critically before he made the decisions? After the crazy “Double 11”, there were usually a lot of complaints on the Internet.There were regrets about buying more things than they needed. There were complaints about the poor quality and the prices of the things they bought. There were also complaints because they received wrong things or simply received nothing. There were all kinds of regrets and complaints. Why so? They had not thought critically before they made thedecisions.
Critical thinking helps you make wiser decisions. It helps you avoid wasting time, money and so on. Therefore, do look before you leap.
31. According to the passage, which of the following is not the top three skills that young people need to possess in their future career?
A. critical thinking B. wide thinking
C. creativity D. practicalapplication
32. According to the passage, critical thinking is a thinking skill that______.
A. helps make better choices B. will appear in the future
C. helps make quick decisions D. makes us spend more money
33. In Paragraph 2, how does the critical thinker analyze the things he may buy?
A. He checks what he needs to buy. B. He studies the quality and the prices.
C. He makes a proper shopping list. D. He checks how much money he has.
34. The underlined word “complaints” means thatthe people ________.
A. are not satisfied B. are not confident
C. are not interested D. are not responsible
35. Which of the following examples is the use of “critical thinking”?
A. Daming did a new science experiment before reading instructions.
B. Lingling's parents became very angry when they knew her bad marks.
C. After looking at the other team's weak points, the coach made a new plan..
D. After hearing the stranger s words, the girl followed him into a supermarket.
( C )
The Nobel Prize usually goes to doctors, writers or scientists. But this year a singer has won it for the first time.
This month United States musician Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. According to the Nobel Prize website, the rock legend, whowas 75years old,won the prize for having created new poetic expresions（诗歌的表达） within the great American song tradition.
People regard Dylan as an informal US historian. Many of his famous songs were written in the 1960s, when he sung about improving the rights of black Americans and protesting (抗议) the involvement (卷入) of the US in the Vietnam War. Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin’ are two of Dylan’s most famous protest songs.
Sara Danius, the secretary of the Swedish Academy, was one of the people who chose Dylan for the award.
She said he had been chosen because he was “a great poet in the English speaking tradition”. In the future she predicts (预测) that people will read Dylan’s lyrics（歌词） as poetry, just like many people read or listen to poetry today that was written thousands of years ago. US President Barack Obama agreed with her. “Congratulations to one of my favorite poets,” he wrote on Twitter.
Not everyone thinks it is a good decision, though. Some experts believe the award should not be given to a singer. But BBC’s Colin Paterson says Dylan should be remembered as a writer, not a singer, because he “made the lyrics more important than the music”.
Dylan is still performing his songs and is expected to accept his award on Dec 10.
36. Bob Dylan, the winner of 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, is regarded as all of the following EXCEPT _____.
A. a poet B. a song writer C. a scientist D. a musician
37. The song Blowin’ in the Wind may _____.
A. record US whole history B. talk about how to be a historian
C. be about a big storm D. protest US action in the Vietnam War
38. Why did Sara Danius choose Dylan for the award?
A. Because Dylan is one of her best friends.
B. Because she thinks Dylan’s lyrics are beautiful.
C. Because Dylan is popular with many people.
D. Because Dylan is Obama’s favorite poet.
39. According to Colin Paterson, _____.
A. it’s not a good decision to give the award to Dylan
B. a Nobel Prize should not be given to a singer
C. Dylan should be remembered as a writer rather than a singer
D. Dylan is not good at music
40.What is the best title for the passage?
A. Nobel Prize B. How to Win a Nobel Prize
C. Be a Protest D. The Nobel Prize Winner
( D )
Playing sports is a lot of fun. But if you get hurt, it is not. Before playing sports, you should warm up for 15 to 30 minutes. When playing sports, you should know the rules to avoid injuries. For example, in soccer, you should go after the ball rather than the player. This way, you won’t hurt others.What do other countries do to keep students safe?
At public elementary schools in Japan, earthquake drills (演习) are held once a month. They teach students safety tips during an earthquake. Regular training helps students escape from earthquake-stricken areaswithout causing any stampedes (踩踏).
Most students in Australia take first-aid courses at school. They learn basic first-aid knowledge in the class, such as how to call an ambulance and what to do when someone is hurt. The government is trying to make all kids take such courses.
Most US school buildings have fire escapes (火灾逃生口). A fire escape has platforms with stairs and ladders at each story of a building. They are usually made of steel and built outside the building. People can get to the fire escape through a fire exit door or a window. It is not a good idea to jump out of a window from higher than two stories. You may hurt yourself.
41. We should know the rules when playing sports, because________ .
A. it can help us win B. it can help us have a lot of fun
C. it can help us avoid injuries D. it can help us make friends
42. If there is a fire, the students should_________ .
A. jump out of the window no matter where they are
B. stay in the classroom and open the door
C. get to the fire escape through a fire exit door or a window
D. push others to go out quickly
43. What do Australian students learn in their first-aid class?
A. How to stay safe during an earthquake.
B. How to call an ambulance.
C. How to stay safe when they play soccer.
D. How to escape from a fire.
44. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. In Japan, earthquake drills are held once a term at elementary schools.
B. Only a few students in Australia can learn basic first-aid knowledge in the class.
C. Regular earthquake training can help keep students safe during an earthquake.
D. It’s a good idea to jump out of a window from the third floor to escape from the fire.
45.The passage is mainly about________ .
A. what the danger is B. earthquake drills
C. first-aid knowledge D. different ways to keep students safe
This year’s Spring Festival falls on Feb 16. The coming Chinese new year is the Year of the Dog. Dogs are the most popular pets in the world. There are many cultural beliefs that are related to dogs. Take a look!
Perhaps you have learned the Chinese words gouzhangrenshi and yingyinggougou. ___46___. Why?
Most people were farmers during ancient times. Experts believe that in helping people with daily work, dogs were less important than livestock (家畜) like horses and oxen.Traditionally, people look up to others who have noble(高尚的) character and dignity (尊严). Dogs always live with human beings and follow their owners’ orders. ___47___. But today, more people keep dogs as pets. ___48___. Many young Chinese enjoy using the word “dog” to describe themselves, such as in the phrase “single dog”. They think their lives somehow are like dogs’ lives. They think this is funny.
In Western countries, people see dogs very differently – they see dogs as partners, friends and family members. ___49___. People used dogs to find and catch animals. For them, dogs were loyal, brave and honest.
Some sayings in English show how dogs are respected in Western culture: “Love me, love my dog;” “You are a lucky dog.”
Dogs are still well-respected these days. In countries like the United States and France, there are different shows and competitions especially for dogs, such as beauty contests. Many movies like A Dog’s Purpose praise dogs’ loyalty.
Those who are born in the Year of the Dog are said to be honest. They don’t hesitate to do the right thing. But they are quite stubborn (固执的) and worry a lot, too. ___50___. For example, US President Donald Trump and Britain’s WWII-era prime minister Winston Churchill. There are also celebrities like Chinese actor Hu Ge and singer Angela Zhang.
A. They are not the kind of animals that people can look up to
B. Many famous people are born in the Year of the Dog
C. In ancient times, hunting was an important part of life in Europe
D. Caring for dogs and sharing pictures of them has become popular
E. It seems that ancient Chinese didn’t give much respect to dogs
51. Don't forget to bring your c________ so that you can use it to take photos.
52. The guide dog helped s________ the child out of the river. How helpful!
53. After the baby was asleep, the motherclosed the door q________ and tried not to make any sound.
54. Within a few days she become seriously ill. If she doesn't take the medicine, she will s________
greater pain and discomfort.
55. His personal w________ is around $100 million. He is so rich.
56. Tu Youyou won the Noble Prize. She is famousboth at home and a________. Many people from all over the world know her now.
_________ ________ ________boy he is !
58. Jack 的英语可以讲得跟我一样好。
Jack can ________ English _________ ________ _________ I.
A lack of hard work may ________ _________ the fail of exams.
To protect the environment, all glass bottles _________ __________ _________.
61. 我们的航班在11点起飞，1:30 到达了威尼斯。
Our flight ________ _________ at 11 o'clock and _________ _________ Venice at 1.30
Could you tell me ________ ________ ________ ________ the business?
_________ _________ for us ________ _________ English.
（1）参考词汇：坚持keep on, 强加于impose sth on sb
Recently, the film Dangal has been a hit topic. It is about a wrestler, who loses the hope of having a son, finding his daughters' talent and training to make wrestling history. The film is inspiring and has aroused a heated discussion.
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Recently, the film Dangal has been a hit topic. It is about a wrestler, who loses the hope of having a son, finding his daughters' talent and training to make wrestling history. The film is inspiring and has aroused a heated discussion..
On one hand, some people think everyone has to work hard and keep working hard so as to make his dream come true. Besides, we should be brave to fight against some old tradition.
On the other hand, people also had the idea that parents should choose the proper way to educate children as each is unique. Also, parents should not impose their dreams to children.
In my opinion, the father's strictness helps the daughter to the upmost, just as the old saying goes No pain, no gains. If everyone develops his own talent, he is surely to be a star.