I am a strong believer that if a child is raised with praise, he will learn to love himself and will be successful in his own way.
Several weeks ago, I was doing homework with my son in the third grade and he kept standing up from his chair to go over the math lines. I kept asking him to sit down, telling him that he would concentrate better. He sat but seconds later, as if he didn’t even notice he was doing it, he got up again. I was getting frustrated, but then it hit me. I started noticing his answers were much quicker and accurate (准确的) when he stood up. Could he be more intent (专心的) while standing up?
This made me start questioning myself and what I had been raised to believe. I was raised to believe that a quiet, calm child was a sure way to success. This child would have the discipline (纪律) to study hard, get good grades and become someone important in life.
Now those same people perhaps come to realize that their kids are born with their own sets of DNA and personality traits (特点) and all you can do is loving and accepting them. As parents, throughout their growing years and beyond that, we need to be our kids’ best cheerleaders, guiding them and helping them find their way.
I have stopped asking my son to sit down and concentrate. Obviously, he is concentrating just in his own way and not mine. We need to learn to accept our kids’ ways of doing things. Some way may have worked for me but doesn’t mean we need to carry it through generations. There is nothing sweeter than being individual (个人的) and unique (独一无二的). It makes us free and happy and that’s just the way I want my kids to live their own life.
21．At the beginning, the author tried to keep his son seated in order to make him _____.
A． pay more attention to his study B． keep silent in the room
C． finish his homework on time D． get right answers
22．Inspired by the case of his son, the author began to doubt ________.
A． the importance of parents B． the old form of education
C． the relationship between kids and their parents D． the good grades of some kids
23．According to the passage, which of the following statements is right?
A． We should help kids correct their wrong ways.
B． Parents should study their kids’ DNA．
C． Kids should be taught to behave themselves.
D． Parents should love and accept their kids.
24．Which of the following would be the best title of the passage?
A． Study hard and you’ll be successful
B． Be friendly to your children
C． Children’s success in their own style
D． Parents’ help with their children’s study
More than 10 years ago, it was difficult to buy a tasty pineapple（菠萝）. The fruits that made it to the UK were green on the outside and, more often than not, hard with an unpleasant taste within. Then in 1996, the Del Monte Gold pineapple produced in Hawaii first hit our shelves.
The new type of pineapple looked more yellowy-gold than green. It was slightly softer on the outside and had a lot of juice inside. But the most important thing about this new type of pineapple was that it was twice as sweet as the hit-and-miss pineapples we had known. In no time, the Del Monte Gold took the market by storm, rapidly becoming the world’s best-selling pineapple variety, and delivering natural levels of sweetness in the mouth, up until then only found in tinned pineapple.
In nutrition(营养) it was all good news too. This nice-tasting pineapple contained four times more vitamin C(维生素C) than the old green variety. Nutritionists said that it was not only full of vitamins, but also good against some diseases. People were understandably eager to be able to buy this wonderful fruit. The new type of pineapple was selling fast, and the Del Monte Gold pineapple rapidly became a fixture in the shopping basket of the healthy eater.
Seeing the growing market for its winning pineapple, Del Monte tried to keep the market to itself. But other fruit companies developed similar pineapples. Del Monte turned to law for help, but failed. Those companies argued successfully that Del Monte’s attempts to keep the golden pineapple for itself were just a way to knock them out of the market.
25．We learn from the text that the new type of pineapple is ______.
A． green outside and sweet inside B． good-looking outside and soft inside
C． yellowy-gold outside and hard inside D． a little soft outside and sweet inside
26．Why was the new type of pineapple selling well?
A． It was rich in nutrition and tasted nice. B． It was less sweet and good for health.
C． It was developed by Del Monte. D． It was used as medicine.
27．The underlined word “fixture” in Paragraph 3 probably refers to something ______.
A． that people enjoy eating B． that is always present
CV. that is difficult to get D． that people use as a gift
28．We learn from the last paragraph that Del Monte ______.
A． allowed other companies to develop pineapples
B． succeeded in keeping the pineapple for itself
C． tried hard to control the pineapple market
D． planned to help the other companies
I’m a Senior I student in a middle school. This term, my favorite teacher, Miss Mao, no longer teaches us. I want to see her, but I’m afraid that she no longer likes me and I don’t want to trouble her. I really miss her. What should I do?
Dear Tian Yan,
It’s bad luck that you have lost your favorite teacher. But, if she is still in your school, nothing can stop you going to see her. When she isn’t busy, ask her if she minds having a quick chat. You can then tell her she was your favorite teacher—everyone is happy to know that he or she is liked!
If she has left the school, it will be more difficult to meet her. It will be hard, but remember people always come and go in their lives. We can’t rely on them to be with us all the time.
You may be sad to say goodbye to her, but we can remember and learn from her. Think of her best qualities.
You could also try looking for similar qualities in your other teachers. Study hard and give your new teacher a chance. In time, you might start to see that he or she has different qualities to learn from.
Finally, you can not completely rely on other people to get you through your studies, or even your life.
29．Tian Yan ______.
A． is a troublemaker B． likes Miss Mao very much
C． is happy these days D． doesn’t like to tell her secret to anyone
30．Which of the following does the editor advise Tian Yan NOT to do?
A． Find a time to see Miss Mao B． Have a short chat with Miss Mao
C． Tell Miss Mao she likes her D． Keep quiet about the thing
31．According to the passage, students can make progress in their studies _______.
A． completely by their favorite teachers B. completely by their favorite classmates
C． mainly by their parents D. mainly by themselves
Computer programmer David Jones earns $35.000 a year designing new computer games. yet he cannot find a bank ready to let him have a credit card（信用卡）Instead he has been told to wait another two years until he is 18. The 16-year-old works for a small firm in Liverpool where the problem of most young people of his age is finding a job. David’s firm releases（推出）two new games for the fast growing computer market each month.
But David’s biggest headache is what to do with his money. Even though he earns a lot he cannot drive a car, take out a mortgage（抵押贷款）,or get credit cards, David got his job with the Liverpool-based company four months ago ,a year after leaving school with six O-levels and working for a time in a computer shop. “I got the job because the people who run the firm knew I had already written some programs” he said David spends some of his money on records and clothes and gives his mother 50 pounds a week But most of his spare time is spent working.
“Unfortunately, computing was not part of our studies at school “ he said “But I had been studying it in books and magazines for four years in my spare time I knew what I wanted to do and never considered staying on at school Most people in this business are fairly young, anyway” David added :”I would like to earn a million and I suppose early retirement（退休）is a possibility You never know when the market might disappear.”
32．In what way is David different from people of his age?
A．He often goes out with friends
B．He lives with his mother
C．He has a handsome income
D．He graduated with six O-levels
33．What is one of the problems that David is facing now?
A．He is too young to get a credit card
B．He has no time to learn driving
C．He has very little spare time
D．He will soon lose his job
34．Why was David able to get the job in the company?
A．He had done well in all his exams
B．He had written some computer programs
C．He was good at playing computer games
D．He had learnt to use computers at school
35．Why did David decide to leave school and start working?
A．He received lots of job offers
B．He was eager to help his mother
C．He lost interest in school studies
D．He wanted to earn his own living
I've always wanted to start my own business. I've always wanted to start working for myself. Yet I didn't make that decision. I finally got started instead of thinking about it or putting it off. And I made it. Maybe you've not started on something important to yourself. Maybe you can relate to what I'm saying, and you feel you've been slacking(松懈的) off for too long. You had better get started now. 36．
1. It's better than thinking about it.
37． But thinking can also be dangerous when you do too much of it. You can think as much as you like, but thinking isn't going to change the situation. In fact, thinking isn't going to change anything. 38． You won't go anywhere, as If you're a human statue. So you had better get started now.
2. It's better than never taking action.
Do you want to be the man or the woman who never does anything? Do you want to be the man or the woman who never gets started? 39． You won't regret it.
How long are you going to dream about getting started? How long are you going to dream about how wonderful it'll be when you do take action? And how long are you going to dream about how much of a difference it'll make to your life? There's only so much dreaming you can do before you have to turn that dream into action. A dream without action is a fantasy, destined(注定) to never come true.
A． It's better than dreaming about doing it.
B． Here's why getting started is the best way to get started.
C． Thinking will just keep you in the same position you're already in.
D． Take action and get out of your own head.
E. You can adjust your actions along the way.
F. Thinking about something before you do it is a great quality to have.
G. It's better to make a mistake than do nothing at all.
第一节 完形填空（共20小题；每小题1. 5分，满分30分）
I was in a department store with my mom, aunt, and my sister a few days ago. ____ , I am one of those people who do not like to go shopping with my family. However, I decided this time to______them.
My aunt and I were ____for some things to buy for our family when I noticed two ____ on the side. One of them had a little girl sitting on it with her ____ nearby and the other one was ____. So, I decided to sit down. While I was ____my own thing there, I ____ that the family were not in front of the ____anymore. I saw the girl ____and look around for her family. She came back and I saw her in _____,crying.
I knew that she ____ her family and was all by herself. Now, I am sure that almost everybody has been lost in a department store or ____big before and we all know that feeling. _____I went up to her and asked what was____and she told me she was lost. I ____ her a smile card I just bought. I could see the _____on her face when she read it. Then I went up to customer service center and ____them what happened. People there promised to ____her. After I left, the little girl’s parents went there and I could see them looking around for the person who had found their daughter and given her the ______ Little did they know it was a teenager who did it.
41．A． Luckily B． Usually C． Sadly D． Surprisingly
42．A． help B． encourage C． join D． support
43．A． answering B． looking C． preparing D． calling
44．A． chairs B． children C． signs D． toys
45．A． friends B． book C． family D． bags
46．A． clean B． large C． empty D． beautiful
47．A． studying B． carrying C． buying D． doing
48．A． noticed B． believed C． doubted D． understood
49．A． shop B． gift C． girl D． lady
50．A． get up B． come up C． give up D． make up
51．A． return B． detail C． vain D． tears
52．A． hated B． raised C． lost D． lived
53．A． somewhere B． something C． everywhere D． everything
54．A． If B． As C． So D． Or
55．A． important B． wrong C． strange D． different
56．A． lent B． gave C． sent D． posted
57．A． smile B． hope C． puzzle D． worry
58．A． reminded B． warned C． asked D． told
59．A． look out for B． take care of C． wait for D． call up
60．A． courage B． money C． explanation D． card
In my opinion, we should try our best 61． (realize) our goals even though 62． is little hope. The efforts seem to be the lights in the darkness, leading the way to hope and success.
I used to be 63． shy girl in my primary school. I was weak in English at that time, especially for 64．(speak) English. So I was afraid to answer the teacher’s questions during English classes. After I entered my dream middle school, something 65．(change). I started to read many 66． (interest) English stories and my English teacher was patient to help me a lot. I studied hard in class and practiced by watching English films and listening to English songs in my free time. Little 67． little, I found 68． more and more interesting to learn English. I could even talk with my classmates 69． (fluent) in English and I was not shy any more. At last, I got high grades in English and I had 70． (confident) to do it better in the future.
Yesterday a schoolboy is daydreaming in class.Not knowing that he was doing,he put a pen cap into his mouth. A few minutes late,he was terrified to find that he had swallowed it!The teacher was shocking when the boy stood up and said,"I've just swallowed a pen cap."He was quickly sent the nearest hospitals.There a doctor examined him but said the best treatment was to take some medicine so that the pen cap could pass natural.Three hours later, the boy successfully made it."She is really lucky,"said the doctor,"It's very not rare that small children put things into their mouths for a fun.It's very dangerous."
姓名 李华 年龄 17
性格 乐观、随和 就读学校 育才中学
就读年级 高 学习状况 辛苦、快乐
家庭住址 一个有山有水的小村子 业余爱好 听音乐、唱歌、跳舞、看电影
1-5. BCACB 6-10. ACABC 11-15. BACAC 16-20. BACAB
21-25．ABDCD 26-30. ABCBD 31-35. DCABC 36-40. BFCDA
41-45．BCBAC 46-50.CDACA 51-55.DCACB 56-60.BADBD
61．to realize 62．Here 63．a 64．spoken 65．changed
66．interesting 67．by 68．it 69．fluently 70．confidence
I’m very glad to have the chance to be your pen friend. You were introduced to me by International Friendship Club because I wanted to have a pen friend in your country. I hope we will be good friends forever.
My name is Li Hua and I am seventeen years old. I’m a Senior Grade 3 student of Yucai school. In our school, all the students study hard and feel very happy. In my spare time, I like lisening to music, singing, dancing and watching movies. I’m optimistic and easy-going. I have a happy family and there are four people in my family. They are my father, my mother, my younger sister and me. My father is a teacher; my mother is a housewife and my younger sister is a student. We live in a small but beautiful village with clean rivers and green mountains around it.
Dear Kate, can you tell me something about your life and study, and your family? I’m really interested in it.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.