1 The nursery is bright and
A pleasant B clean
C peaceful D large
2 This kind of material was used in building houses during the Middle Ages.
A never B rarely
C often D only
3 People from many places were to the city by its growing economy.
A fetched B carried
C attracted D pushed
4 The soldier remarkable courage in the battle.
A placed B showed
C pointed D decided
5 How do you your absence from the class last Thursday?
A explain B examine
C choose D expand
6 About one of the workers in the country are employed in factories
A third B fourth
C tenth D fifteenth
7 She was to him for being so good to her.
A careful B hateful
C beautiful D thankful
8 There are only five minutes left, but the of the match is still in doubt.
A result B judgement
C estimation D event
9 He is that the dictionary is just what I want.
A sure B angry
C doubtful D worried
10 The few weeks have been enjoyable.
A close B near
C past D several
11 What were the of the decision she had made?
A reasons B results
C causes D bases
12 They didn't how serious the problem was
A know B forget
C doubt D remember
13 We shall keep the money in a place
A clean B secret
C distant D safe
14 The great changes of the city every visitor to that city.
A attacked B surprised
C attracted D interested
15 The city has decided to all the old buildings in its centre
A get rid of B set up
C repair D paintwww.59wj.com
Once upon a time there was a great Greek hero, Hercules. He was taller and stronger than anyone you have ever seen. On his shoulder he carried a club and in his hand he held a bow （弓）. He was known as the hero of a hundred adventures.
Hercules served a king. The king was afraid of him. So again and again he sent him on difficult tasks. One morning the king sent for him and told him to fetch three golden apples for him from the garden of the Singing Maidens （歌女）. But no one knew where the garden was.
So Hercules went away. He walked the whole day and the next day and the next. He walked for months before he saw mountains far in the distance one fine morning. One of the mountains was in the shape of a man, with long, long legs and arms and huge shoulders and a huge head. He was holding up the sky. Hercules knew it was Atlas, the Mountain God. So he asked him for help.
Atlas answered, "My head and arms and shoulders all ache. Could you hold up the sky while I fetch the golden apples for you?"
Hercules climbed the mountain and shouldered the sky. Soon the sky grew very heavy. When finally Atlas came back with three golden apples, he said, "Well, you are going to carry the mountain for ever. I'm going to see the king with the apples." Hercules knew that he couldn't fight him because of the sky on his back. So he shouted:
"Just one minute's help. My shoulders are hurting. Hold the sky for a minute while I make a cushion （垫子） for my shoulders."
Atlas believed him. He threw down the apples and held up the sky.
Hercules picked up the apples and ran back to see the king.
16 Hercules was the tallest man in the world
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
17 Hercules worked in the king's garden
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
18 Hercules was given many difficult tasks because the king wanted to get rid of him
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
19 Atlas was the giant who held up the sky
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
20 Atlas ran faster than Hercules
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
21 Atlas got the golden apples for Hercules because he wanted to be the king himself.
A Right B Wrong C Not mentioned
22 Hercules finally managed to get the apples by defeating Atlas
A Right B Wrong C Not mentionedwww.59wj.com
Hints for Reading Practice
1. Most of us can find 15 minutes or half an hour each day for some regular activity. For example, one famous surgeon always spent 15 minutes reading something before he went to sleep each day. Whether he went to bed at 10 p.m. or 2:30 a.m. made no difference.
2. "Speed Reading" courses teach students how to read more quickly. In such courses, teachers often ask students to find out how many words a minute he is reading. You can do this too: look at your watch every 5 or 10 minutes and write down the page number you have reached.
3. Obviously, you should not increase your reading speed if you do not understand what you are reading. If you find something you don't understand in the book, or you cannot remember clearly the details of what is said, why not read the chapter again?
4. Take four or five pages of an interesting book you happen to be reading now. Read these pages as fast as you can. Don't worry about whether you understand or not. If you keep doing this "lightning speed" reading for a period of time, you will usually find that your normal speed has increased.
5. Most paragraphs in an article have a topic sentence that expresses the central idea. The opening paragraph often suggests the general direction and content of the article, while paragraphs that follow expand or support the first. The closing paragraph often gives a summary of the most important points of the article.
23 Paragraph 2.
24 Paragraph 3.
25 Paragraph 4.
26 Paragraph 5.
A The Organization of An Article
B Check Your Reading Speed
C A Way to Increase Your Reading Speed
D Check Your Understanding
E Read Something Every Day
F Read Extensively
27 You are advised to read something before you.
28 In "Speed Reading" courses, teachers often asks students to.
29 You can improve your reading speed if you.
30 It will help you to understand the article if you.
A find the topic sentences
B find out the new words
C keep reading fast
D go to bed every day
E keep a note of their reading speed
F look at your watch every few minutes
第一篇 My Fast Job
I was six when I joined my father and two elder brothers at sunrise in the hayfields of Eufaula, Oklahoma. By the time I was eight I was helping Dad fix up low-income rental properties. He gave me a penny for every nail I pulled out of old boards.
I got my first real job, at JM's Restaurant in town, when I was 12. My main responsibilities were clearing tables and washing dishes, but sometimes I helped cook.
Every day after school I would head to JM's and work until ten. Saturdays I worked from two until eleven. At that age it was unlucky going to work and watching my friends run off to swim or play. I didn't necessarily like work, but I loved what working allowed me to have. Because of my job I was always the one buying when my friends and I went to the local bar Tastee Freez. This made me proud.
Word that I was honest and hardworking got around town. A local clothing store extended credit to me although I was only in the seventh grade. I immediately charged a $ 68 sports coat and a $ 22 pair of trousers. I was making only 65 cents an hour, and I was already $ 90 in debt! So I learned early the danger of easy credit. I paid it off as soon as I could.
My first job taught me discipline, responsibility and brought me a level of personal satisfaction few of my friends had experienced. As my father, who worked three jobs, once told me, "If you understand sacrifice and commitment, there are not many things in life you can't have." How right he was!
31 When the author was a child, he was made to help his father work because
A the restaurant was short of hands.
B his family belonged to the low-income group.
C he wanted to earn some money.
D he was stronger than his two brothers.
32 At the age of 12, the author got a job at a restaurant and often worked till late at night because
A he liked that work.
B he didn't like playing.
C he was hard-working.
D he felt rewarded by doing that work.
33 The word "Word" in the sentence "Word that I was honest and-hard-working got around town in the fourth paragraph means
34 When the author was in the seventh grade, he was in debt because
A he did not work any more.
B he bought clothes on credit.
C he was charged too much for the sports coat.
D he made little money at that time.
35 What does the author want to tell the reader by this text?
A If you know sacrifice and responsibility, you can have many things in life.
B Children from poor families usually have a very unhappy childhood.
C Children should be made to work and earn some money by themselves.
D You will learn discipline and responsibility by working early in life.www.59wj.com
Stone Hill Mall
Stone Hill Mall has fewer large department stores than most malls but, instead, features more than 100 small specialty shops, while the few that are not used yet will be filled as soon as the mall's owners find proprietors （业主） who fit the mall's image.
One thing that makes Stone Hill Mall popular was that all of the stores remain open from 9 a.m. until 10 p. m., Monday through Friday. This favourable start has certainly been advantageous thanks to such features as its being the only shopping centre in the area to provide free baby-sitting for children from two to eight yeas old and its offering restaurants to suit every pocket, with the possible exception of the highly budget-conscious. Furthermore, as far as movie entertainment is concerned, Stone Hill Mall tops Westgate Mall, which looked very impressive when it opened last year, with three separate cinemas.
Besides, the air-conditioning system makes sure a comfortable inside temperature of 25 degrees centigrade no matter what the weather is like outside, and in addition to its three beautiful fountains, the mall has a quiet garden area with comfortable benches and chairs for shoppers who have become tired.
One complaint about Stone Hill Mall is that it is located outside the city, but there is a regular bus service between the mall and the city centre. A further complaint might he that, although the mall is surrounded by trees to ma it with the scenery, it will be some years before these can effectively make the main buildings and the vast parking lot a part of the area around.
36 Stone Hill Mall is different from other malls because it has
A more large department stores.
B more empty space to rent.
C many shops selling special goods.
D shops selling expensive goods.
37 Stone Hill Mall is popular with shoppers mainly because of its
A long business hours.
B attractive restaurants.
C children's stores.
D entertainment facilities
38 What makes Stone Hill Mail a more favourable shopping place is
A the prices in the shops.
B the weather in the area.
C the childcare facilities.
D the conditions inside the mall.
39 It is implied in the passage that the writer takes a（n）attitude towards the mall.
40 The rnain purpose of the passage is to
A compare Stone Hill Mall with other shopping centres
B introduce the unique features of the mall.
C discuss its strengths and weaknesses,
D draw attention to the inadequacies of shopping centres.www.59wj.com
Weight on and off the Ears
We are so used to our life on the surface of the earth that it can be quite an effort for our mind to break free of all the ideas that we take for granted. Because we can feel that things are heavy, we think of "weight" as being a fixed quality in an object, but it is not really fixed at all. If you could take a one-pound packet of butter 4, 000 miles out from the earth, it would weigh only a quarter of a pound.
Why would things weigh only a quarter as much as they do at the surface of the earth if we took them 4,000 miles out into space? The reason is this: All objects have a natural attraction for all other objects; this is called gravitational attraction. But this power of attraction between two objects gets weaker as they get farther apart. When the butter was at the surface of the earth, it was 4,000 miles from the center. When we took the butter 4,000 miles out, it was 8,000 from the center, which is twice the distance. If you double the distance between two objects, their gravitational attraction decreases two times two'. If you treble the distance, it gets nine times weaker （three times three） and so on.
So this is one of the first things we need to remember: that the weight of an object in space is not the same as its weight on the surface of the earth. What about the weight of our pound of butter on the surface of the moon? At the distance the pull of the earth is about 4,000 times smaller than it is here on the surface, so we can forget all about the earth-pull on our butter.
On the other hand, on the moon there will be an attraction between the butter and the moon: but the butter will weigh only about one-sixth as much as it does on the earth. This is because the moon is so much smaller than the earth. The amount of gravitational pull Hat a body produces depends on the amount of material in it .A packet of butter has a gravitational pull of its own; but this is very small in relation to the pull of something as large as the moon, or the earth, or the sun.
41 How much would four pounds of tea weigh if it was taken 4,000 miles out from the surface of the earth?
A 1 pound.
B 2 pounds.
C 3 pounds.
D 4 pounds.
42 We find it hard to break free from ideas connected with living on the earth because
A it demands too great an effort for us to do so.
B we are too familiar with the way things are to question the ideas.
C we have proved that those ideas are correct.
D we are so sure of ourselves that we never doubt anything on the earth.
43 According to the passage, "weight" should be understood in the sense that
A it is fixed if it is outside the earth's gravitational pull.
B it decreases four times when it is 4,000 miles from the earth's center.
C it varies with the change of the gravitational attraction between two objects.
D things increase in amount as they are closer to the earth's surface.
44 We do not feel the gravitational pull of a packet of butter because
A it is too small to have a gravitational pull of its own.
B its pull is so small that we tend to ignore it.
C its pull disappears in the presence of the earth's gravitation.
D it tends to melt and loses its gravitational pull.
45 The main idea of this passage is
A different weight systems in different places.
B freedom from traditional ideas.
C traveling from the earth to the moon.
D the effect of gravitation on weight.www.59wj.com
Little Lady Starts Big War
Harriet Beecher Stowe had poured her heart into her anti-slavery book "Uncle Tom's Cabin."（46） The publisher was so doubtful that he wanted her to split the publishing costs with him, and all she hoped was that it would make enough money for her to buy a new silk dress.
But when the first 5,000 copies were printed in 1852. They sold out in two days. In a year the book had sold 300,000 copies in the United States and 150,000 in England.（47） Within six months of its release, a play was made from the book which ran 350 performances in New York and remained America's most popular play for 80 years. It might appear that "Uncle Tom's Cabins was universally popular, but this was certainly not true. Many people during those pre-Civil War days——particularly defenders of the slavery system——condemned it as false propaganda and poorly written melodrama （传奇剧作品）.
Harriet did have strong religious views against slavery （When asked how she came to write the book, she replied: "God wrote it."）, and she tried to convince people slavery was wrong, so perhaps the book could be considered propaganda.（48）
Though she was born in Connecticut in 1832, as a young woman she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, when her father accepted the presidency of newly founded Lane Theological Seminary （神学院）. Ohio was a free state, but just across the Ohio River in Kentucky, Harriet saw slavery in action.（49） In 1851, Harriet Beecher Stowe began her book.
Its vast influence strengthened the anti-slavery movement and angered defenders of the slave system.（50）
In fact, when Abraham Lincoln met Harriet at the White House during the Civil War, he said, "So, this is the little lady who started this big war."
A She had read a lot about the slavery system
B Today some historians （历史学家） think that it helped bring on the American Civil War.
C But if so, it was true propaganda, because it accurately described the evils of slavery.
D For a while it outsold every book in the world, except the Bible
E But neither she nor her first publisher thought it would be a big success.
F She lived 18 years in Cincinnati, marrying Calvin Stowe, professor of a college.www.59wj.com
Customs of the World
If you travel around the world, you will be surprised to find just how different the foreign customs can be from your own.
A visitor to India would do well to remember that people there（51） it impolite to use the left hand for passing food at table. The left hand is supposed to be（52） for washing yourself. Also in India, you might （53） a man apparently shaking his head at another and assume that he is disagreeing. But in many（54） of India a shake of the head is a gesture that shows agreement or acceptance. Nodding your head when you are offered a drink in Bulgaria is likely to leave you thirsty. In that country you（55） your head to indicate "yes" - a nod indicates "no". The Arabs are（56） for their hospitality （好客）. At a meal in the Arabic countries, you will find that any drinking vessel （器皿） is filled again（57） again as soon as you drain it. The way to（58） that you have had enough is to take the cup or glass in（59） hand and give it a little shake from side to side or place your hand over the top.
In Europe it is quite usual to（60） your legs when sitting talking to someone, even at an important meeting. Doing this when meeting an important person in Thailand, however, could（61） him or her unhappy. It is considered too informal an attitude（62） such an occasion. Also when in Thailand you are（63） supposed to touch the head of an adult - it's just not done. In Japan, it is quite usual for （64） to plan evening entertainment for themselves and leave their wives at home. In Europe such attitudes are disappearing.
Customs vary from country to（65）. Visitors may be at a loss as to what to do in a foreign environment. In such circumstances, the rule is: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
51 A achieve B consider C test D help
52 A noticed B used C bought D caused
53 A hear B hope C miss D see
54 A countries B people C parts D hills
55 A nod B beat C shake D touch
56 A interested B terrible C careful D famous
57 A and B till C also D still
58 A discuss B turn C indicate D forget
59 A my B its C our D your
60 A cross B put C take D hurt
61 A pay B stop C make D point
62 A outside B below C along D for
63 A not B nor C none D no
64 A men B women C boys D girls
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