1. Ice is not often seen here in winter as the temperature normally stays zero.
A. up B. down C. above D. below
【2013江苏无锡】2. — Look at the bird over there! It’s so beautiful!
— Wow! It’s a rare crane. It appears in this area.
A. always B. usually C. seldom D. often
【2013江苏无锡】3.Fishing with Dad was so for little Sam that he almost fell asleep.
A. excited B. exciting C. bored D. boring
【2013江苏无锡】4. — Has Wendy handed in her application form?
— Not sure. She told me that she wanted to check again and it in soon.
A. will hand B. would hand C. has handed D. had handed
【2013江苏无锡】5. I know this plan is far from perfect, but I just can’t think of one.
A. a better B. the better C. a best D. the best
【2013江苏无锡】6. —What do you think of his new design?
— It’s of even practical value than the old one. He’s just a bookworm!
A. greater B. great C. less D. little
【2013江苏无锡】7. There was a fire in the hotel around midnight last Friday. Luckily, it was soon .
A. turned on B. turned off C. put on D. put out
【2013江苏无锡】8.—How long does it take to get to the airport?
—Forty minutes. But it’s foggy today. I’m not sure the highway will closes soon. Let’s set off earlier.
A. whether B. when C. how D. why
【2013江苏无锡】9. Don’t throw away the waste paper. It needs so that it can be reused.
A. to destroy B. destroying C. to collect D. collecting
【2013江苏无锡】10.— I believe this is the best movie of the year.
— Well, . Anyway, the ending is OK.
A. that’s a good idea B. that may not be a good idea
C. I’m not sure if you’re right D. I think you’re right
【2013江苏无锡】11. We arrived at the station too early and had to go, so we sat there and chatted with each other.
A. somewhere B. anywhere C. everywhere D. nowhere
【2013江苏无锡】12.—I think I’ve got a bad cold, Doctor, Shall I take some medicine?
— No need. Your body itself is able to the virus. Just drink more water and rest.
A. catch B. fight C. lose D. hide
【2013江苏无锡】13. It’s really you to drive so fast on such a rainy day. Slow down!
A. crazy for B. crazy of C. wise for D. wise of
【2013江苏无锡】14.— How are you going, buddy?
— . A little busy, though.
A. Not too bad B. Can’t be worse C. On my own D. By train
My parents have always loved everything ab out
On the second day we planned to see an old palace. At the 17 they said. “If you go by train, it’ll take you only two hours to get there.” However, the hot 18 took over four hours. I was very 19 when we got there , so we had some rice and vegetables with bread in a small restaurant. We were 20 to find it was quite nice. I wasn’t full up though and I saw a man nearby eating some little meatballs.
I said to my dad, “I’ve been eating rice all week. Can I have some meatballs please?”
Well, they looked delicious so I ate the first one very 21 . I was just putting the second one in my mouth when I felt myself 22 —my mouth was on fire! I started to cough（咳嗽）and there were tears (泪水)in my eyes. I couldn’t 23 how spicy (辛辣的) it was!
I drank about ten glasses of water but the worst thing was everyone was laughing at me. You couldn’t make me eat another Indian meatball for all the 24 in the world!
15.A. town B. city C. country D. restaurant
16.A. food B. scenes C. people D. costumes
17.A. palace B. hotel C. airport D. entrance
18 .A. sail B. walk C. drive D. ride
19. A. hungry B. curious C. cheerful D. nervous
20.A.shocked B. surprised C. bored D. tired
21.A. quietly B. easily C. quickly D. gently
22.A. burning B. watering C. crying D. smiling
23.A. feel B. believe C. think D. know
24. A. diet B. luck C. time D. money
15 ----19 C AB DA 20-----24 BCA A A
My Year Abroad
This month in Travelers Corner there are three teenagers’ experiences in year-abroad programmes.
Mariko Okada – Tokyo
My year abroad in the
Carla Fonseca – Rio de Janeiro
I spent last year studying English in London. I’m from a small town, and London is a very big city. Sometimes I felt it was too big. There were so many people to talk to, but I always felt bad about my English. I missed my family, and I really missed my two cats. My roommate was always using our telephone, so I hardly had the chance for a nice long talk with my parents. I think it was a good experience for me, but I’m glad to be home!
Alvin Chen – Hong Kong
25. All the three teenagers went abroad .
A. to study English B. to visit friends C. to have a holiday D. to find a job
26. Who didn’t really enjoy the stay in a foreign country very much?
A. Mariko. B. Carla. C. Alvin. D. None of them.
27. Travelers Corner is most probably .
A. a sports club newsletter B. a science documentary
C. a travel magazine D. a news website
【答案】25. A 26. B 27. C
The Teens newspaper has a little test for young students each week. Here below is Frank’s completed test this week.
1. I prefer to spend my spare time
q(a) with my family
þ (b) with my friends
q (c) on my own.
2 [f] have a problem, I would rather
þ (a) talk to my parents than to my friends.
q (b) talk to my friends than to my family.
q (c) solve it on my own.
3. I prefer to study
q (a) at home with my family around.
q (b) with my friends.
þ (c) on my own.
4. For my birthday I would prefer to
q (a) be with my family
q (b)have a party with lots of friends.
þ (c) go out with just my best friend.
·You get 1 point for each(c), 2 for each(b), and 3 for each(c)
·Go and find out what your score means on the right!
Scores and their meanings:
4-6: Your family is very important to you. You enjoy being with friends but your family comes first. You are kind and always think more of others.
7-9: You have lots of friends and like to have fun. You are close to your family but your friends are quite important to you, too. You are easy-going and generous.
10-12: You probably have one or two close friends, but you’d rather relax with a good book than go to a party. You are confident and like to do things for yourself.
·You can e-mail us at email@example.com and tell us whether your result has described a REAL you.
28. How many points did Frank get in the week’s test?
A.8 B.9 C.10 D. 11
29. From Frank’s result, we may know that .
A. he has many close friends and enjoys having fun with them
B. his family comes first although he loves being with friends
C. both his family and his friends are of great importance to him
D. he is a confident young student with only a few close friends
30. By taking this test a student is supposed to find out .
A. how to solve teenage problems
B. how to make good friends
C. what his lifestyle is like
D. what kind of person he is
【答案】28. B 29. C 30. D
Aunt Polly had told Tom to paint the whole fence (栅栏)in front of the house. He thought of the other boys out for the day enjoying themselves and he felt very unhappy. Then he had an idea! He picked up the brush and started painting slowly and carefully. Soon, his friend Ben Rogers appeared, eating an apple. Tom pretended (假装) not to see him.
“Tom!” Ben said. “Why are you working?”
“Oh, it’s you, Ben,”Tom said, “I didn’t notice you.”
“I’m gong for a swim,” Ben said, “but you don’t’ want to come. You want to work, don’t you? It’s much nicer!” Ben laughed loudly. Tom looked seriously at Ben and said. “What is work? What do you call work?”
“Isn’t that work?” Ben asked.
“Well, no. Does a boy get the opportunity to paint a fence every day? You’ve never painted a fence, have you? Auntie says I have to do it with great care!’
“Pleas, Tom. Let me do a little,” said Ben.
“No, Ben. If you do, you’ll do it wrong. You can’t paint very well. If it was the back fence wouldn’t mind, but it isn’t.”
“I won’t do it wrong. I’ll be really careful. I’ll give you my apple.” Tom gave him the brush and paint with a sad face, but in his heart he was glad, His trick had worked.[来源:Z*xx*k.Com]
After Ben got tired and left, other boys came along and Tom said the same things to them. Soon, the whole fence was painted white, but not by Tom. He felt very clever because he had discovered something important about the way people are. People only want what they can’t have or want to do what they shouldn’t do.
31. Which of the following has the closest meaning to the underlined word “opportunity” on this passage?
A. Reward B. Interest. C. Ability. D. Chance.
32. Why did Tom pretend not to see Ben?
A. Because he wanted Ben to believe that the was enjoying the work.
B. Because he would like to try his best to attract Ben’s attention.
C. Because he did not want Ben to see the fact that he had to work.
D. Because he was afraid that Ben might laugh at him if the saw him.
33. What can we infer (推断) from the story?
A. Aunt Polly gave Tom a lot of pocket money for what he had done.
B. Ben and the other boys might feel unhappy when they found out the troth.
C. Tom believed that he had discovered how to deal with different people.
D. Everyone thought Tom clever when they realized what had happened.
【答案】31. D 32. A 33. C[来源:Z,xx,k.Com]
Everything that humans hear is in the form of waves (波).Just as the eye sees light wares in the form of colors, the cat and the eye Curs these different waves into signals that the brain (大脑) can make sense of.
The ears and brain have an Amazing amities to recognize（识别）particular sounds. For example, a mother often can tell when her baby is crying even if there are other crying babies in the same room. This is because the sound of her baby’s cry has special meaning to her and the brain has recorded is importance.
The ability to recognize sounds improves with experiences. As the brain receives information about sounds from day to day, it stores the information in its memory. When the brain hears new sounds, it gives meaning to them based on the information already in the memory. This is why certain words or songs can make a person happy. Often it is not the words or songs themselves that cause this feeling. The sounds are connected to happy memories for that person.
After hearing process controlled by the brain is to decide where a sound is coming from. One ear is usually closer to the source (来源) of a sound than the other ear is. Sound waves are stronger when they reach the ear that is closer. They also reach the closer ear first. The brain recognizes these differences and uses them to decide the location of the source of the sound.
34. Which of the following shows the normal hearing process of a mother hearing her baby crying?
a. The ears receive the sound waves.
b. The mother recognizes her baby’s cry.
c. The cars turn the sound waves into signals.
d. The baby’s cry ravels in the form of sound waves
e. The brain connects the signals to the information in me memory.
A. d-a-c-b-e B. d-a-c-e-b C. a-d-c-b-e D. a-d-c-e-b
35. Certain words or songs can change tarpon’s moods mainly because of his .
A. lifestyle B. personality C. experiences D. hobbies
36. According to the fast paragraph, It will be the most difficult for a person who has lost the bearing in one car to tell .
A. where the source of a sound is B. how loud a sound is
C. when a sound starts to appear D. what makes a sound
37. What is the best title for this passage?
A. Human Brain’s Amazing Facts
B. Human Hearing Characteristics
C. How to improve Hearing
D. How Do Humans Hear
【答案】34. B 35. C 36. A 37. D
第II卷 （主观题 共40分）[来源:Z§xx§k.Com]
【2013江苏无锡】1. Linda is suck a (耐心的) person that the never gets angry easily.
【2013江苏无锡】2. These Fruits are not grown here. They are (进口)from Thailand.
【2013江苏无锡】3. What a (杂乱) you’re mode! You’d better clear it up before Mum gets home.
【2013江苏无锡】4.The climbers tried their best and reached the top of the mountain ______ (成功地) at last.
【答案】5. silence 6. hopefully 7. disappear 8. stricter
【2013江苏无锡】5. We felt strange about his ( silent) at the party as he used to be very outgoing.
【2013江苏无锡】6. “Will it be possible to get me another ticket?” he asked (hopeful).
【2013江苏无锡】7. Rub this oil into your skin and your headache will soon, (appear)! Have a try!
【2013江苏无锡】8. It’s said that Chinese parents are (strict) with their children than American parents.
【答案】1. patient 2. imported 3. mess 4. successfully
【2013江苏无锡】1.Many people like to add some sugar while (drink) black tea.
【2013江苏无锡】2. Mo Yan, a Chinese writer (honor) with the Nobel Prize last year.
【2013江苏无锡】3.— Will you some and pick me up tomorrow morning?
— Yes, I (promise).
【2013江苏无锡】4.If you need our her programme list, I’ll be happy (send) you one. Please leave your e-mail address here.
【2013江苏无锡】5.—Why did the policeman stop your car?
—I (make) a call at that moment . What a bad day!
【2013江苏无锡】6. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games (hold) in Nanjing from August 16th to 28th.
【2013江苏无锡】7. I didn’t realize I (leave) the key at home until I got to my car. So I had to go back.
【2013江苏无锡】8.— The newspaper says all the mecums will be open confect soon. Do you know that?
— Yes. But the local government (not confirm) it yet. Let’s just wait and see.
【答案】五、1. drinking 2. was honored 3. have promised 4. to send 5. was making 6. will be held 7. had left 8. hasn’t confirm
On Thanksgiving Day. About 88 percent of Americans car turkey. But one l (1) turkey not only survives but also becomes famous! Every year, turkey farmers p (2) a turkey to the
【答案】六、1. lucky 2. pick 3. eat 4. sent 5. rest 6. centuries 7. instead 8. wild 9. speed 10. hear
Tommy _ ——he had taken the wrong bus.
The TV set . Would you please turn it off?
When the singer was asked about her marriage, she to it.
There’s little time left. I’m afraid we have to .
his new book at the book show last week.
The survey is make to find out at present.
【答案】七、1. arrived out of breath
2. has been on for several hours
3. refused to reply
4. make a decision as soon as possible
5. No attention was paid to
6. how much pressure teenagers are suffering
1.影片由李安（Ang Lee）执导， 他因此片获最佳导演奖。
【答案】One possible version:
Our school Drama Club is holding a film activity. We saw Life of Pi last week. It is directed by Ang Lee. And he gets the Best Director Award for it. The film is about the story of a young man called Pi. He takes a boat trip alone. He not only has to deal with difficult weather conditions but also needs to find enough food for himself. And at last he comes back home safely.
Many people think Life of Pi is one of the year’s best films. It tells us we should brave enough to face any problem and find ways to solve them. We are heroes of ourselves.