Unfortunately，_____ stone hit him on ______ head and he got injured.
The activities organized by our school really gave us a platform ____ we learned team spirit.
The old woman who ________ in the deserted house alone for ten years has been settled in a nursing home now.
C.had livedD.has been living
________ to Anne’s birthday party, Mr Brown is now searching shop after shop for a nice present for her.
A.Having invitedB.Having been invited
C.Have been invitedD.Being invited
It is important to pay your electricity bill on time, as late payments may affect your ________.
How could they reach an agreement？Some said one thing，but others ________.
A. other??? B. another
C. the other??? D. others
How long do you think ________the computer company brings out a new product?
A.it will be beforeB.will it be until
C.will it be whenD.it will be that
________ I say Clancy is a smart boy, he still needs to work hard to achieve his goal.
The new buyer identified a dozen new sources for the material, ________ proved to be reliable.
A.most of themB.most of whichC.most whomD.most of those
—I’m not monitor of our class. I ________ with the teacher until the monitor is elected.
A.will just helpB.am just to help
C.am just helpingD.have just helped
Bless your heart, I know you didn’t break the vase ________. Don’t cry！
A.on purposeB.by accident
C.on businessD.by mistake
(20xx ·浙江)Had the governments and scientists not worked together, AIDS-related deaths ________ since their highest in 20xx.
A.had not fallenB.would not fall
C.did not fallD.would not have fallen
In the reading room, we found her ________ at a desk, with her attention ________ on a book.
A.sitting; fixingB.to sit; fixed
C.seating; fixingD.seated; fixed
—I phoned you yesterday morning. A girl answered, but I didn’t recognize the voice.
—Oh, it ________ my younger sister. She was in my room at that moment.
A.must have beenB.should have been
C.could have beenD.may have been
-Do you mind if I look at your new mobile phone?
-Of course not. ________.
A.Please don’tB.It dependsC.Be my guestD.No way
??? I sat down at my desk and started writing an emotional letter of _________ But when it came to actually placing the letter into the mailbox, I _________ .
The letter was to a teacher whose volunteer efforts had _________ my view on the world and I felt I should let her know how her _________ positively influenced my life.
I could have easily sent her an e-mail, _________ that seemed a bit _________ for such an important thank you. That’s why I ended up _________ the letter. But now I hesitated. We had _________ merely by Facebook comments and occasional private messages. I _________ knew her. Maybe my letter was too heartfelt. “People don’t normally do this,” I __________ to myself.
Thinking a while, I put the envelope in the mailbox __________.
A couple of weeks later I received a Facebook response from her. It turned out she was __________ a tough time and my note meant the __________ to her. She said she had no idea that she was making such a(n) __________ to others.
Not only did this letter make her happier, but her __________ increased my joy as well. I was so __________ that it made such a difference to her that I decided to write a gratitude letter to her each month.
I’ve been doing this for two years now and it’s __________ transformed my life. I’m more likely to seek out the __________ in others and more thankful for the beautiful life I’m __________.
Cultivating (培养) __________ is a great skill to practice. Life is too short not to do it.
5.A.andB.butC.in caseD.in order
8.A.risen to fameB.come into beingC.kept in touchD.come to light
12.A.going throughB.breaking throughC.breaking away from D.having access to
We lived in a very quiet neighborhood. One evening I heard a loud crash in the street. Earlier that evening my wife had asked me to go to the store to get some soft drinks. It seemed that this would be a good time to let my teenage daughter Holly practice her driving, so I sent her to the store in my truck. At dinner my son talked about how much he liked my truck. I enjoyed having it, but I said: “Guy, my heart is not set on that truck. I like it but it is just metal and won’t last forever. Never set your heart on anything that won’t last.” After hearing the loud noise, the whole family ran outside. My son shouted: “Dad! Dad, Holly crashed your truck.”
The accident had occurred in my own driveway. Holly had crashed my truck into our other vehicle, the family van. In her inexperience, she had confused the brakes(刹车) and the gas pedal (油门). Holly was unhurt physically but when we reached her, she was crying and saying: “Oh, Dad, I’m sorry. I know how much you love this truck.” I held her in my arms as she cried.
Later that week a friend stopped by and asked what had happened to my truck. I told her the whole story. Her eyes were wet and she said: “That happened to me when I was a girl. I borrowed my dad’s car and ran into a tree that had fallen across the road. I ruined the car. When I got home, my Dad knocked me to the ground and began to kick me.”
Over 40 years later, she still felt the pain of the night. I remember how sad Holly was on the night she crashed our truck, and how I comforted her. One day, when Holly thinks back on her life, I want her to know that I love her a thousand times more than any piece of property.
1.What caused the crash?
A.The brakes weren’t working.
B.The car got a flat tire and Holly lost control.
C.Holly was drinking a soft drink while driving.
D.Holly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes.
2.What happened to the author’s friend after she ruined her dad’s car?
A.She lost the courage to drive.
B.Her father was violent toward her.
C.Her father kicked her out of the house.
D.She suffered physical pain for a long time
3.What can we learn from the passage?
A.The author regretted sending his daughter to the store.
B.Holly was allowed to drive because she was older than her brother.
C.Seeing the crash, the author was sorry for the damage to his beloved truck.
D.The author made it clear that he loved his daughter more than his truck.
4.What does the underlined sentence imply?
A.The friend was seriously wounded
B.The wound recovered after 40 years.
C.The friend was deeply hurt by her father.
D.Parents shouldn’t beat their children.
5.The purpose of writing the passage is to show us ________.
A.love is more important than possessions
B.parents should never let a teenager drive
C.it is useless blaming someone after an accident
D.we should always forgive others’ mistakes
??? How often do you sit still and do absolutely nothing? The usual answer these days is “never” or “hardly ever”. As the pace of life continues to increase, we are fast losing the art of relaxation. Once you are in the habit of rushing through life, being on the go from morning till night, it is hard to slow down. But relaxation is essential for a healthy mind and body.
Stress is a natural part of everyday life. There is no way to avoid it, since it takes many and varied forms-driving in traffic, problems with personal relationships are all different forms of stress. Stress, in fact, is not the “baddy” it is often reputed to be. A certain amount of stress is vital to provide motivation and give purpose to life. It is only when the stress gets out of control that it can lead to poor performance and ill health.
The amount of stress a person can withstand depends very much on the individual. Some people are not afraid of stress, and such characters are obviously prime material for managerial responsibilities. Others lose heart at the first sight of unusual difficulties. When exposed to stress, in whatever form, we react both chemically and physically. In fact we make a choice between “fight” and “fright” and in more primitive days the choice made the difference between life and death. The crisis we meet today are unlikely to be so extreme, but however little the stress, it involves the same response. All the energy is shifted to cope with the stress. It is when such a reaction lasts long, through continued exposure to stress, that health becomes endangered. Such serious conditions as high blood pressure and heart disease have established links with stress.
Stress in some people produces stomach disorders, while others experience tension headaches. Since we cannot remove stress from our lives, we need to find ways to cope with it.
1.People are finding less and less time for relaxing themselves because they are ________.
A.often too busy to find the timeB.working harder than they used to
C.suffering from the effects of stressD.not clear of how to relax by themselves
2.What is implied but not stated in the passage?
A.The art of relaxation can greatly help people bear stress.
B.People in primitive days know certain ways to deal with stress.
C.Stress can lead to serious health problem if one is exposed to it for too long.
D.If one gets into the habit of relaxing every day he can overcome stress easily.
3.The underlined sentence in Paragraph 2 suggests that stress ________.
A.is not always a bad thing for peopleB.is always harmful to people all the time
C.has a bad reputation of causing ill healthD.never makes people feel bad
4.What can we learn from the passage?
A.Large amounts of stress is important to people’s life.
B.Different people can stand different amounts of stress.
C.All the stress can lead to poor performance.
D.Relaxation in life only benefits us mentally.
5.What is the writer’s attitude to stress according to the passage?
A.Stress should not be rid completely from the life.
B.People usually work better under stress if they are healthy.
C.Stress produces both positive and negative effects on people.
D.Stress as well as relaxation is essential for a healthy mind and body.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Bay Village Branch, 502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392.
The Egyptian Pyramids, 7 pm Sept. 17. Join us as Don King, a long-time student of Egyptology, discusses the pyramids and presents the possible theories of the construction, design and mysteries surrounding these ancient wonders. Join us as local villager, Tom Bell, discusses his book “My Dad Is a Freak: a Memoir”, 7 pm Sept. 27.
Fairview Park Branch, 21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700 or cuyahogalibrary. org.
Dress for Success, 7 pm Sept. 17. First impressions count. Some job recruiters (招聘人员) use appearance to determine self-esteem, respect, confidence and organizational skills. Learn how to dress to emphasize your strengths and improve your employ ability. Registration (注册) required.
Music Study Groups, 1:15-2:45 pm Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 28. Explore current con- cert music performed by The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall through informal lectures and listening. Classes are designed for both new and experienced music lovers and are led by Dr Rose Breckenridge.
Practical Herbs, 7 pm Oct. 3. Famous doctor Sarah Hurt will talk about growing, drying and storing herbs (药草) and how to use them. Registration required.
North Olmsted Branch, 27403 Lorain Road. 440-777-6211 or cuyahogalibrary. org.
Job Club, 1:30-3 pm Tuesdays. Join Jim Hansen for helpful tips on job search strategies (策略) and interviewing. Anyone who is job hunting or looking to change careers is welcome.
Olmsted Falls Library, 7850 Main St., Olmsted Falls. 440-235-1150 or cuyahogalibrary. org.
Family Story-time, 7-7:30 pm Wednesdays, through Nov. 27. Join us for rhymes, songs, finger-plays and a story or two. For children ages birth through age 8 with their caregivers.
Huntington Practice SAT Test, 10 am to 1 pm Sept. 15 and 4-5 pm Sept. 26. Get ready for college by taking a practice SAT exam. Discuss strategies to improve your score, and get tips on preparing for the real exam. Registration required.
1.There are many activities for you to choose on Sept. 17 EXCEPT ________.
A.listening to a speech which is about music
B.discussing about ancient Egyptian pyramids
C.attending a program about how to prepare for exams
D.learning about how to leave a good first impression on others
2.If you want to study some medical knowledge, you can call ________.
3.If you want to learn how to educate your children, you should contact ________.
A.Bay Village BranchB.Fairview Park Branch
C.North Olmsted BranchD.Olmsted Falls Library
4.In order to help yourself find a new job soon, you’d better go to ________.
A.Bay Village Branch and Fairview Park Branch
B.North Olmsted Branch and Olmsted Falls Library
C.Fairview Park Branch and Olmsted Falls Library
D.Fairview Park Branch and North Olmsted Branch
5.It is learned from the passage that ________.
A.you can study music for more than one month in Fairview Park Branch
B.you can get the information about the four branches on the Internet
C.you can choose to take part in all the mentioned events in the afternoon
D.both Don King and Jim Hansen are college professors
??? Reading a book can enlarge the imagination, support independent thinking and widen a person’s world. Writing a book can do even more. Educators now are using book-writing to help students develop creativity and a love of reading at an early age.
This is a third grade classroom at Taylor Elementary school in Arlington, Virginia. The students of eight or nine years old are busy writing, making pictures and talking with their teacher. And today, each student is working on writing a story.
Creating a book begins with the children finding the ideas that interest them. Then they write the first version (版本). After that, they edit their work, which means to make corrections and changes. In the process? students learn to think like real writers.
Holly Karapetkova writes children’s books and teaches literature at Marymount University in Arlington. She says she is happy that her 8-year-old son K. J. and his classmates are writing books at school. She thinks creating books sends them back to books. It encourages them to read more, both the books they are creating and other books.
Creating books is one of her favorite activities at home with K. J. and his 3-year-old sister, Kalina. “We have made books about animals? about weather, a lot of books about letters and numbers to reinforce skills. One of our favorite kinds of books to make is an alphabet book, just with a simple letter, then pictures, either pictures that we print out from our real photos or pictures that the children draw to match those letters.” She says the way to keep children interested in creating books is to give them freedom of choice.
K. J. has written more than 12 books on different subjects. His mother hopes the skills he and Kalina are developing-writing, reading, thinking, imagining-will help them succeed in the 21st century job market.
1.What’s the first step to write a book for the children?
A.Writing the first description.B.Deciding on an interesting subject.
C.Changing some details in the book.D.Correcting the mistakes in the story.
2.What’s Holly Karapetkova’s attitude to the book-writing method?
3.The underlined word “reinforce” in Paragraph 5 means “________”
4.In the opinion of Holly Karapetkova, writing books can help children ________.
A.find a good job in the futureB.gather experience in social life
C.form the skills of writing storiesD.make money for college education
5.What does the text mainly talk about?
A.Some child writers.B.Several interesting books.
C.A teaching method.D.Debates about education.
Before she was crowned (加冕) Miss Amazing National in Chicago? US, Vanessa Cleary had never thought of herself as a beauty pageant (选美) competitor.
Yet the way in which Vanessa told the story of her birth mother’s struggle to help her with her disabilities and the positive impact the adoption had on her life helped her win over the judges last month. After the pageant, in which she took top honors in the junior teen division, the 15-year-old girl said she’s looking forward to telling her friends about her experience so they can join in as well. “I want everyone to have the experience I had,” Vanessa said. “It was really fun and I really enjoyed it.”
Miss Amazing is a pageant for girls with learning disabilities. In the ten years since it began, 1700 girls with disabilities have benefited from it. The pageant is designed to help the girls who participate to build sisterhoods, develop life skills, and so on.
The main event of the pageant is the stage performance, in which participants get to showcase a talent of their choice. When Vanessa’s mother first heard about Miss Amazing, she thought the pageant would be a great opportunity for Vanessa to showcase her skill for public speaking. Vanessa wants to be a teacher to teach other students who have disabilities like her.
Vanessa’s hearing is impaired, and she has a disability that makes reading difficult for her. Despite these, she is very active and loves public speaking. For Vanessa, it wasn’t about winning the pageant. It was about the opportunity for her to participate and feel supported.
1.Who is Vanessa Cleary? (no more than 15 words)
2.What’s the aim of the pageant? (no more than 20 words)
3.What’s the meaning of the underlined word “impaired”? (no more than 3 words)
4.What is Vanessa’s talent show in the pageant? (no more than 5 words)
5.What do you think is the most important for Vanessa’s winning this year’s Miss Amazing pageant? (no more than 10 words)