It was the old lady’s birthday. She got up early to be ready for the post. From the second floor flat she could see the postman when he came down the street，and a little boy，Johnnie，__1__her letters from the ground floor on the rare__2__when anything came.
Today she was sure there would be something.Myra__3__forget her mother’s birthday，even if she__4__wrote at other times. Of course Myra was busy，but？__5__，Enid，the daughter the old lady loved most，died two years ago. Since then Myra had been to see her mother three times，but her husband，Harold，never.
The old lady was eighty today. She had put on her best dress. Perhaps-perhaps Myra might come. After all，eighty was a__6__birthday，another decade lined or tolerated just as you chose to look at it.__7__Myra did not come，she
“Long time no see” is a very interesting sentence．When I first read this sentence from an American friend’s email，I laughed．I thought it was a perfect example of Chinglish．21cnjy.com
Obviously，it is a word-by-word literal translation of the Chinese greetings with a ruled English grammar and structure! Later on，my friend told me that it is a standard American greeting．I was too thrilled to believe her．Her words could not convince me at all．So I did a research on google．com．To my surprise，there are over 60 thousand web pages containing “Long time no see．” This sentence has been widely used in emails，letters，newspapers，movies，books，or any other possible places．Though it is sort of informal，it is part of the language that Americans use daily．Ironically，if you type this phrase in Microsoft Word，the software will tell you that the grammar needs to be corrected．【来源：21•世纪•教育•网】
Nobody knows the origin of this Chinglish sentence．Some people believe that it came from Charlie Chan’s movies．In the 1930s，Hollywood moviemakers successfully created a world wide famous Chinese detective named
Whether it shines, rains or snows, you hope that your local mail carrier can get your parcels to you in a hurry. But that could soon be changing, as big online shopping and technology companies, including Amazon and Google, are looking up to the sky for the new mail carrier-the drone.
Drones are like planes, but come in many shapes and sizes. They have no pilot and are controlled from outside the drone. They have been used in the military to attack targets or to move goods in dangerous areas recently. But now, small drones are a part of regular people’s lives. For example, drones can now be used by extreme sports fans to take selfies. But a drone delivery service could be much more successful, according to experts.
第一部分 阅读理解（共两节，满分50 分）
Low-Cost Gifts for Mother’s Day
Gift No. I
Offer to be your mother’s health friend. Promise to be there for any and all doctors’ visits whether a disease or a regular medical check-up. Most mothers always say "no need," but another set of eyes and ears is always a good idea at a doctor’s visit. The best part This one is free.
阅读理解。阅读下列短文, 从给的四个选项 (A、B、C和D) 中, 选出最佳选项。
When Peng Liyuan stepped off the plane in Moscow, the whole world wanted to know who dressed the elegant first lady. The reporter released the secret-Ma Ke.
Peng Liyuan has been wearing Ma Ke’s designs for more than a decade, a fact that was only highlighted recently when she was on her first state visit, accompanying her husband-President Xi Jinping. The elegant and attractive Peng, formerly a popular singer, has been compared with the US’ first lady Michelle Obama and France’s Carla Bruni-Sarkzy, since stepping off the airplane in Moscow on March 22. Suddenly, everyone was curious to know more about the first lady’s wardrobe.
阅读理解。阅读下列短文, 从给的四个选项 (A、B、C和D) 中, 选出最佳选项。
When Peng Liyuan stepped off the plane in Moscow，the whole world wanted to know who dressed the elegant first lady.The reporter released the secret-Ma Ke.
Peng Liyuan has been wearing Ma Ke’s designs for more than a decade，a fact that was only highlighted recently when she was on her first state visit，accompanying her husband President Xi Jinping.The elegant and attractive Peng，formerly a popular singer，has been compared with the US’ first lady Michelle Obama and France’s Carla BruniSarkozy，since stepping off the airplane in Moscow on March 22.Suddenly，everyone was curious to know more about the first lady’s wardrobe.
Mr. Glen is a millionaire. Five years ago, after returning from abroad to his motherland, he 1 his small company. Speaking of success, Glen often tells us a story about his extra expensive “school” fee. He always 2 his success to it.21教育网
At that time, Glen, who already got a Ph.D. degree, 3 to return to the homeland, starting a company. Before leaving, he bought a Rolex watch with the 4 made through years of work after school and the scholarships. At the airport he had to accept the 5 customs check. The watch on his wrist was also demanded to be taken down for 6 . Glen knew that carrying the specific goods out had to pay the tax, and he worried about paying 7 for his watch. So when he was checked, he told a lie that his watch was a 8 fake（假货）. When he
In parts of Africa, the sky is filled with a dark cloud. But this is no rain cloud. It is a living cloud made of billions of locusts that are traveling across the continent eating everything in their path.
And in the battle to stop this disaster, a radio station in Senegal, West Africa, is offering listeners 50 kilograms of rice if they can catch and kill 50 kilograms of locusts. The r
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There’s a great article in the New York Times this week about the tradition of buying a coffee for a stranger at the same time that you buy your own. They call it caffè sospeso, the name for "suspended (暂留的) coffee" in its birthplace. In some cafes, folks in need may claim a suspended coffee and drin