At the age of nine, I was taking swimming lessons at a pool. The day arrived when I was to be tested to see if I could 1 to a higher level class.
Fifteen of us were to 2 swimming from one side of the pool to the other and back. I watched as my 3 , one by one, tried and failed. Then it was my turn to 4 , I mean, my turn to attempt to pass the test. It was about halfway when I got 5 . I immediately stopped and 6 the side of the pool, ending my test. Our instructor, a college student, was standing 7 me. “Why did you stop?” he yelled, in a less than 8 voice. “I got water in my nose.” I 9 .
That’s when this college student 10 me one of life’s great lessons, 11 he probably never realized that. Bending down, he shouted, “So?”
“So?” The 12 shocked me. It had just seemed 13 to me that the answer to pain was to remove the thing causing the 14 .My nine-year-old brain had not understood the fact that a valuable 15 is worth achieving, however difficult to get there. Recognizing that, I was 16 nothing would keep me from completing the test. In fact, I did it rather 17 on my next attempt. Seeing me 18 the test, almost all the others did so as well.
Life is a journey, and the road won’t 19 be easy. We have to focus on the final destination, not the 20 along the road.
1.A.skip B.refer C.advance D.add
2.A.take turns B.insist on C.take risks D.put off
3.A.competitors B.classmates C.students D.instructors
4.A.show B.leave C.fail D.observe
5.A.injured B.blamed C.trapped D.chocked
6.A.pushed B.pressed C.grabbed D.controlled
7.A.above B.below C.beside D.beyond
8.A.surprised B.sympathetic C.annoyed D.cold
9.A.explained B.reacted C.declined D.urged
10.A.delivered B.owed C.taught D.promised
11.A.so that B.as if C.in case D.even if
12.A.problem B.excuse C.question D.voice
13.A.logical B.illegal C.ridiculous D.impossible
14.A.disaster B.discomfort C.damage D.fear
15.A.result B.advantage C.goal D.task
16.A.concerned B.sensitive C.embarrassed D.sure
17.A.slowly B.easily C.strangely D.eagerly
18.A.attend B.take C.give D.pass
19.A.always B.sometimes C.ever D.seldom
20.A.sights B.barriers C.surprises D.harvests
Shutting the door heavily, seven-year-old Vito stormed into the room after school. He 1 himself into the sofa and cried loudly, “Dad, I am very 2 .”
Vito’s father was quietly listening while working. Vito said, “Joaquin made me lose 3 in front of my friends. I hope he 4 a few particularly bad luck things.”
His father went to a comer, 5 a bag of coal and said to Vito, “Son, 6 that white shirt as Joaquin, and the bag of coal as some bad luck things. Use coal to hit the white shirt. 7 that every time you hit one on the shirt, Joaquin met with a bad luck thing. When you finish hitting all the coal, see what will 8 .”
Vito thought the game 9 . He picked up coal to throw into the shirt. However, the shirt was hung in the 10 rope. He tried again and again. He 11 throwing all the coal, but only a few on the shirt.
Father asked Vito, “How do you feel now?”
“It 12 me, but I am happy now.”
Father saw his son did not understand his 13 , so he let Vito look in a large 14 . What he could only see from his face was white 15 .
Then the father said, “You see, the white shirt did not become particularly dirty, but you have become a 16 person, . You want a lot of bad luck things on others; the 17 is that the most unfortunate thing 18 on ourselves. There, our bad 19 may cause others to suffer bad luck, but the stains left to us is difficult to 20 .”
1.A.threw B.enjoyed C.sent D.helped
2.A.cool B.anxious C.excited D.angry
3.A.heart B.interest C.face D.hope
4.A.runs over B.comes across C.takes up D.makes out
5.A.found B.supplied C.spotted D.placed
6.A.view B.paint C.wear D.design
7.A.Sense B.Imagine C.Mind D.Believe
8.A.appear B.settle C.happen D.form
9.A.fun B.silly C.dull D.violent
10.A.tight B.long C.strong D.distant
11.A.risked B.regretted C.considered D.finished
12.A.bothered B.puzzled C.tired D.relaxed
13.A.intention B.lesson C.worry D.solution
14.A.box B.mirror C.closet D.fence
15.A.mouth B.eyes C.teeth D.nose
16.A.stubborn B.black C.stupid D.greedy
17.A.wonder B.secret C.plan D.result
18.A.relies B.passes C.tries D.falls
19.A.habits B.manners C.thoughts D.words
20.A.accept B.remove C.repair D.perform
If you feel stressed by responsibilities at work, you should take a step back and identify (识别) those of ①__________(great) and less importance. Then, handle the most important tasks first so you’ll feel a real sense of ②__________(achieve). Leaving the less important things until tomorrow ③__________(be) often acceptable.
Most of us are more focused ④__________our tasks in the morning than we are later in the day. So, get an early start and try to be as productive ⑤__________possible before lunch. This will give you the confidence you need to get you through the afternoon and go home feeling accomplished.
Recent ⑥__________(study) show that we are far more productive at work if we take short breaks ⑦__________(regular). Give your body and brain a rest by stepping outside for ⑧__________while, exercising, or dong something you enjoy.
If you find something you love doing outside of the office, you’ll be less likely ⑨__________(bring) your work home. It could be anything-gardening, cooking, music, sports—but whatever it is, ⑩__________(make) sure it’s a relief from daily stress rather than another thing to worry about.
Shakespeare‘s birthplace was the childhood home of William Shakespeare. Take a step back in time and see what life was like for the young Shakespeare ①__________(grow) up in Stratford-upon-Avon. The house has been exactly furnished,and includes both ②__________(origin) and duplicate items similar to those which would have been there in the house ③__________Shakespeare was a child. His fathers glove workshop has been rebuilt. Beautifully painted cloth ④__________(hang) on the walls,and ⑤__________( bright) colored fabrics(织物) fill the rooms. __________the back of the house is a beautiful garden containing many trees, herbs and flowers ⑦__________( mention) in Shakespeare’s plays.
The ⑧__________( exhibit) shows Shakespeare’s life and ⑨__________( focus) on many rare local items connected with him,as well as ⑩__________copy of the first edition of his collected plays published in 1623.
Media is known to be the most __________(power) means of communication. Print media, electronic media and the Internet all belong to mass media. Newspapers, newsletters, magazines and brochures ②__________ (include) in print media, while the electronic media consists of the television, radio and other modes of communication. Internet is without doubt the fastest known way of communicating ③__________ millions of people across the globe. Effects of mass media can be positive as well as negative.
The best thing about the mass media is that it immediately provides us with the latest information about the things ④__________(happen) around us. Because of the keen efforts and devotion of the people working in the media and the entertainment sector, our knowledge ⑤__________(remain) fresh. With this knowledge, we become more smart and outgoing. Media is ⑥__________ gift for youngsters in many ways. They get useful information related to their career and higher ⑦__________ (educate) mostly through the mass media.
Though mass media has many positive effects, there are some ⑧__________ (harm) associated with it as well. The news ⑨__________ is published without checking whether it is a fact or not can create unnecessary confusion and extreme feelings among the common masses. It becomes the duty of media ⑩__________(provide) only relevant and precise information to the masses.
Zhangjiajie, __________ (locate) in the northwest of Hunan province, is famous for its beautiful and unique scenery. It consists ②__________ the district of Yongding and Wulingyuan, and counties of Cili and Sangzhi. Also within it is Wulingyuan Scenic Area which ③__________ (name) a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Senior experts from UNESCO were amazed at its unique natural scenery, near perfect biology system, and creative ④__________ (combine) of nature and humanism.
It has ⑤__________ area of 9653 square kilometers, and an average rainfall of 1200 - 1600 mm. In Zhangjiajie area, Huanglongdong and Longwangdong are caves known for many natural rock formations and ⑥__________ (they) underground cataracts (急流). Each year, Zhangjiajie hosts the International Country Music Week Festival, __________ (feature) international acts such as American country music group Lucy Angel.
The city ⑧__________ (build) 12 state-level tourist areas by now, of ⑨__________ one is 5A class scenic spot and four sites are 4A level. It attracts visitors from all over China and some Asian countries, and is ⑩__________ (increasing) popular among other international tourists.
答案：1.C; 2.A; 3.B; 4.C; 5.D; 6.C; 7.A; 8.B; 9.A; 10.C; 11.D; 12.C; 13.A; 14.B; 15.C; 16.D; 17.B; 18.D; 19.A; 20.B
2.根据下文提到的one by one以及Then it was my turn to…可知,我们是按顺序轮流参加测试的。insist on坚持;take risks胃险;put off推迟;take turns依次,轮流.
5.根据下文我说的话I got water in my nose,可知我游了一半的时候被呛到了,故choked(窒息,哽咽,呛住)符合语境。
11.根据句意可知此处引导让步状语从句,故even if(即使,尽管) 正确。
14.根据句意可知A项正确. discomfort痛苦,不适,不舒服;damage 损害,损失;fear恐惧,担忧;disaster灾难,灾害.
答案：1.A; 2.D; 3.C; 4.B; 5.A; 6.A; 7.B; 8.C; 9.A; 10.D; 11.D; 12.C; 13.A; 14.B; 15.C; 16.B; 17.D; 18.D; 19.C; 20.B
3.Vito怒气冲冲是因为Joaquin让他在朋友面前丢脸了,故lose face (丢脸)符合语境.
4.因为Joaquin让他在朋友面前丟人,所以Vito希望Joaquin交厄运. come across 遇见; 碰见。
6.父亲让Vito用煤块击打白衬衫,并让Vito把白衬衫视为Joaquin, 而把黑色的煤块当作厄运a view...as...把……视为……。
10.根据下文only a few pieces on the shirt可知,衬衫挂在很远的(distant)绳子上,所以很难击中。
11.only a few pieces on the shirt为最后的结果,所以此处意为“他把所有的煤块都扔完了,但是只有几块击中了衬衫”。finish完成,符合语境.
12.根据下文did not understand可知Vito对此感到不解,故puzzled 正确。
20. stain意为“污点;污迹”,由此可知remove符合语境,此处意为 “留给我们的污点很难清除”。
答案：greater; achievement; is; on; as; studies; regularly; a; to bring; make
1.考察比较级。本空所填之词和比较级less 是并列关系,使用相同的比较级形式greater .
2.考察名词。横线前面有介词of ,横线上要使用名词achievemnet 作为of的宾语。句意:首先处理重要的事情,那么你会有成就感。
4.考查固定搭配。形容词短语be focused on集中于....;很多人早晨对任务的注意力要比晚些时候的注意力更集中。
7.考查副词。在英语副词通常做状语修饰形容词、副词或动词,形容词通常在句中做定语或表语修饰名词。所以本句中使用副词regularly做状语修饰动词take short breaks。
8.考查固定短语。介词短语for a while一会;本句是指通过锻炼或做一些你喜欢的事情,让你的身体和思维休息一会。
9.考察形容词短语。形容词短语be likely to do sth 可能做某事;你就不太可能把工作带回家去做,因为你找到了你喜欢做的事情。
10.考察祈使句。本剧中动词短语make sure 放在句首,构成祈使句。句意:要保证它是让你释放,而不是让你担忧的事。
答案：growing; original; when; hangs; brightly; At; mentioned; exhibition; focuses; a
4. hangs考查时态和主谓一致and连接并列分句,前后时态应一致, 故用一般现在时;hang的主语cloth在此处是不可数名词,故谓语用第三人称单数形式。
5. brightly考查词性转换。根据句子中的Beautifully painted可知,此处也要用副词修饰后面的形容词. brightly colored颜色鲜艳的。
6. At考査介词。房子的后面是一个美丽的花园。at the back of在......的后面.
答案：powerful; are included; with; happening; remains; a; education; harm; that/which; to provide
1. powerful考査形容词。句意:媒体被认为是最强有力的交流方式。 修饰名词means应用形容词,the most与设空处一起构成形容词的最高级,所以设空处要用形容词。
2. are included考査时态和语态。句意:报纸、通讯简报、杂志和小册子都包括在印刷媒体之中……。设空处是谓语动词,与主语之间是被动关系,主语是复数且时态为一般现在时,所以答案为are included。
3. with考查介词。communicate with与......交流。
9. that/which考査定语从句。分析句子结构可知,The news是主句的主语,can create是主句的谓语动词。设空处引导的是定语从句,修饰先行词The news,关系词在从句中充当主语,所以用关系代词that或 which。
10. to provide考查非谓语动词。It在句中是形式主语,设空处应该用不定式形式,是真正的主语。
答案：located; of; was named; combination; an; their; featuring; has built; which ; increasingly
1. 考查非谓语动词。句意:张家界,坐落于海南省西北部。根据句中结构可以分析出所填词在句中作后置定语,定语be located in坐落于,用过去分词。故填located。
2. 考查介词。句意:它由永定区和武陵源区组成。短语consist of由……组成,为固定短语搭配。故填of。
3. 考查时态语态。句意:它在1992年被联合国教科文组织命名为世界文化遗产。根据前面的which可知,此句为定语从句。it与name之间为被动关系,用被动语态。故填was named。
4. 考査名词。句意:是自然和人文创造性的结合。根据前面的形容词creative和后面的of可知,这里填写combine的名词形式。故填 combination。
6. 考查代词。句意:因地下激流而闻名。根据后面的名词 cataracts可知,这里用物主代词their。
7. 考查非谓语动词。句意:国际乡村音乐周以国际表演为特色。这里考査分词作定语,逻辑主语the International Country Music Week Festival 与 feature 之间为主动关系,故用现在分词。故填featuring。
8. 考查时态。句意:到现在为止,该域市已经建立了12个国家水准的旅游区。根据句中时间状语by now可知用现在完成时,再根据主语是单数,故填has built。