1. Life is full of chances, but they're not always ones we hope for.
A. /; the B. the; the C. /; / D. the; /
2. There are of novels in the reading room. of the novels is still increasing.
A. the number; A number B. the number; The number
C. a number; The number D. a number; A number
3. She insisted on to have .a face-to-face talk with me.
A. she's coming B. her coming C. her come D. she comes
4. My sister was so excited she received the invitation to the important meeting.
A. that B. though C. when D. before
5. These flowers were colourful that we couldn't stop photos.
A. such; to take B. so; to take C. such; taking D. so; taking
6. 一What did Jack ask you just now?
一He wanted to know how long when I reached the cinema.
A. had the film been on B. the film had started
C. the film had lasted D. had the film ended
7. 一Some people don't know the value of their health they've lost it.
一Doctors suggest that we should take a physical examination every year.
A. after B. when C. until D. as
8. 一Mum, can I have cakes? I'm hungry.
一sorry, there is in the fridge. You can go downstairs to buy some.
A. any，nothing B. any; none C. some; nothing D. some; none
9. The victim's parents have offered $5,000 any useful clues.
A. a reward of; for B. the reward for; of
C. the reward of; of D. a reward for; for
10. 一I have no choice but my homework.
一I agree with you. We students can do nothing but it.
A. do; finish B. to do; to finish C. to do; finish D. do; to finish
11. Why not your teacher for advice when you don't know the problems?
A. ask; what to do with B. to ask; how to deal with
C. ask; what to deal with D. to ask; how to do with
12. The policeman asked Mr. Smith .
A. what did his car look like
B. how his car was looked
C. what his car looked like
D. how was his car
13. 一Where is Mr. Li at the moment?
一He in the classroom just now. He be there now.
A. heard to sing; may B. was heard sing; must
C. heard sing; must D. was heard to sing; may
14. The Smiths are considering to
A. not moving; aren't used to B. not moving; didn't use to
C. not to move; didn't use to D. not to move; aren't used to
15. 一Shall we go fishing at six o'clock tomorrow morning?
一 . Will seven o'clock be OK?
A. Sure, it's up to you B. Sure, no problem
C. Sorry, I can't make it D. Sorry, I'm not available today
Once there were several scientists in a forest. They were trying to 16 the rarest animal in the world. No one had seen it，so everyone was 17 and wanted to be the first one to photograph and study it.
The animal only came out at night， 18 the scientists did some other studies in the day.
19 them，there was a famous scientist named Walter. Every day, he would spend an hour sitting at the desk and putting all his equipment(设备)in the 20 place. He did this carefully. But other scientists laughed at him because they thought Walter was just wasting 21 .
One night，the animal appeared 22 . The scientists heard its call. But the call didn't last long. The animal was frightened by the 23 made by the scientists while they were scrabbling(忙乱地找)for their cameras and notebooks.
On the next morning，the scientists 24 their findings. Some had tried to record its call，others had noted down how it moved, and the luckiest one had even photographed parts of its tail and legs. They all congratulated each other on what they had found. However, when they saw what Walter had, they were very surprised. 25 had taken several complete photos, the record of the animal's cry and notes about the animal.
They ran to congratulate Walter. They now understood the importance of keeping things in order. Because of that，Walter could find everything quickly in the dark.
16. A. feed B. study C. catch D. kill
17. A. relaxed B. tired C. excited D. surprised
18. A. but B. or C. and D. so
19. A. Among B. Beside C. Against D. Except
20. A. clean B. right C. safe D. public
21. A. space B. money C. food D. time
22. A. angrily B. immediately C. suddenly D. quickly
23. A. plans B. noises C. records D. mistakes
24. A. com pared B. counted C. sorted D. kept
25. A. They B. It C. He D. You
It is difficult to say exactly how the music we call “rock ”or“rock and roll”began. Its roots(根源)go back to many different countries and many different kinds of music and many musicians.
Rock music developed mainly from the interaction（相互影响）of black African and white European music. The Europeans and the African slaves(奴隶) who came to America during the seventeenth century each had their own different kinds of music. Black Africans used heavy drumbeats，a rough singing voice，and the calling of a melody(旋律)and answer of a chorus. The white Europeans，mostly English and Scots，used a stronger melody，a less heavy beat，and instruments
such as guitars，horns，and fiddles. The history of rock and roll is the history of how rock changed from these two traditions.
From the seventeenth to the twentieth century，musicians in the southern United States developed two new forms of music: the blues，usually Played by blacks，and country music，played by whites. Black musicians sang the blues with a guitar. This music was similar to work songs: stories of troubles and pain, with lines that were repeated several times. The words “rock and roll” probably came from the black churches in the South，where people sang spiritual music and danced to the strong rhythms，which they called “rocking and reeling”. At the same time，whites were playing country music，which was mostly traditional dancing music and slow songs that told sad stories. The singers played with string instruments such as fiddles and guitars.
During this time blues and country musicians had some influence on each other，but the influence on each other, but the influence grew stronger after phonograph records(留声机唱片) became popular in the late nineteenth century. The birth of the electric guitar changed country and blues music in the 1940s. The sound of the electric guitar would become the sound of rock. No one thinks of early rock and roll without thinking of Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll”. Rock music continues to develop and change, but the heart and soul of rock is the same heart and soul that Elvis expressed.
26. What's the best title for the passage?
A. Different Kinds of Music
B. The Beginning of Rock and Roll
C. Elvis's Contribution(贡献)to Music
D. Rock and Roll Is Developing
27. Which of the following doesn't describe black Africans' music style?
A. They used heavy drumbeats.
B. They sang in a rough voice.
C. They used instruments such as guitars，horns， and fiddles.
D. They used the calling of a melody and answer of a chorus.
28. Which of the following describes country music?
A. Country music is usually played by blacks.
B. People sang spiritual music and danced to the strong rhythms, which they called “country music”.
C. Country music was traditional dancing music and slow songs that told sad stories.
D. Country music was similar to work stings.
29. Which of the following is NOT right according to the passage?
A. In the seventeenth century, many visitors went to
B. Rock music developed mainly from the interaction of black African and white European music.
C. Musicians in the southern
D. Blues and country musicians had some influence on each other during a time in history.
Soap operas from
A senior official said he sometimes watched soap operas from South Korea，as well as House of Cards，an American opera about politics. These operas made both in
Many people agree that China's soap operas can't be much loved by most Chinese, because they are not as interesting and exciting as those operas from South Korea and America, such as My Love from the Star，a Korean love story between a time-traveling professor and a famous movie star.
However, Korean shows not only provide soap operas but also some programmings (综艺节目). Dad , Where Are We Going? is not an original Chinese show. We learned it from South Korea although not many in China are aware(意识到)of that fact.
Actually，China has a closer culture with South Korea. Shows from this neighbor seem to do better with their exciting stories on the Cinderella theme(灰姑娘主题).Yet they have created many popular shows whose stories tell there's no difference between men and women even though in their country men are certain to play a more important role.
30. Most people in
A. Europe B. China C. South
31. The operas made in
because ______ .
A. senior officials don't allow us to watch them
B. they are not very interesting and exciting
C. Chinese people are more interested in politics
D. they were only made twenty years ago
32. According to the passage，we can know Dad，Where Are We Going? is .
A. more popular than My Love from the Star
B. loved by a lot of Koreans
C. about the love between a professor and a star
D. originally from
33. What does the underlined phrase “play a more important role” mean?
A. There is no difference between women and men.
B. Men like soap operas better than women.
C. Women don't like the parts played by men.
D. Men are believed to support the families and society more.
Do you know Roma people? They were called Gypsies(吉普赛人)by Europeans because they thought they came from Egypt (a country in Africa). About a thousand years ago, the Roma people left their homeland. They are known as nomads because for hundreds of years many of them lived in large groups, that travel from place to place. They have no real homeland.
Today, the Roma are now living all over the world. They have kept their language and many customs. For example, it's important for Roma to marry other Roma. It's also a custom for parents to choose the person their children will marry. Roma people get married when they are young，sometimes even as young as 14.
Romany is the language of the Roma people, which was written down only recently. Because the Roma are nomadic and have moved all over the world，their language has developed in many different ways. It is sometimes hard for Roma in one part of the world to understand Roma from another part.
Roma music is famous all over the world，because many Roma throughout history have been musicians. Their music has influenced many other kinds of music，like classical and jazz.
Roma don't usually assimilate(同化)into host countries. Over many centuries, governments have forbidden them to marry each other, travel or wear their traditional bright clothes. They have their gold taken away from them-treasures(财富)from their parents and grandparents. They have been taken as slaves(奴隶)，and have been forced to change their names.
But today，the Roma axe finding ways to live in peace with others while keeping the treasures of their culture. “ There's a will within us to continue to live as a people,”says George Kaslov，whose family arrived in New York from Russia a hundred years ago. “All the other ethnic(种族)groups who came to America assimilate gradually with time going; they lose their customs and language. But not the Roma. We hold out.”
34 .What's the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. George Kaslov has a strong will to live on.
B. The Roma still keep their customs and language.
C. The Roma are finding ways to keep the gold of their own.
D. Most ethnic groups assimilate into host countries step by step.
35 .What can we infer about the Roma according to the passage?
A. Most of the Roma Live in very unusual houses.
B. Their language is endangered and may soon die out.
C. Their culture is very different from other European cultures.
D. Most Roma get married either when they are very young or very old.
36 .What is the main purpose of the passage?
A. To tell readers about an interesting culture.
B. To tell us why the Roma need our help.
C. To show us how all people are similar.
D. To ask people how to live in peace.
37.What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Brave Roma Travellers B. Famous Roma Music
C. The Roma: Past and Present D. Changing Countries，Changing Cultures
It’s popular to use the cell phones with cameras to catch a moment in time．A Texas
school．Magnolia Independent School，is worried that students have found another use—a
way to cheat(作弊)in tests．School officials said some students could use the phones to take
pictures of test questions．Another problem was that students might take improper pictures
of classmates to share or post on a website later．
“Cell phones without cameras are allowed in school，but must be turned off in class．Cell
phones with cameras will be confiscated(没收)and punishing action will be taken，”officials said．Some students are not willing to obey the rule．“I’d be lost without my phone，”said
Kendall Paul，a student．“A1l my numbers are in it．I’ve never used it to cheat and I don’t
know anyone who has at our school，so I think it’s kind of stupid．”
But other students said they saw it all the time at their school．“In fact，the cell phones
with cameras are popular in our school and they are very useful，especially in our tests．We
would take a picture of the test，and then send it to the next person or the person in another
classroom，who is taking the same test，”said Melisa Sparks，a student．“They would send
the question and the answer，too．It’s quicker that way，”another student said．
38．If a student takes a cell phone without a camera to school，what rule should he or she obey?
39．What’s the advantage(优点)of cell phones with camera in cheating in tests according to
40．Do you think it's good or bad for students to have cell phones with cameras? Why?
41. China is (富有)and more powerful than ever before.
42. Yuan Longping is called Father of Hybrid Rice, and his achievements go (超出)China.
43. Mozart is a famous (音乐家)who was able to compose music at five years old.
44. If you find anything (异常)，please stop what you are doing.
45. The audience can enjoy young (导演的) films from different countries.
46.What he writes in his books has a (持久的)influence on teenagers.
47.I'd like to have a (单个的)room as I like to be quiet.
48. ─ What about your trip to the European country?
─ In fact, I have it because the cost is too high.
49. ─ I really want to watch the match tonight. But I have to prepare for my exam at that time.
─ You can have it and then watch it later.
50. ─ I feel bad because I failed in the driving test again.
─ Nothing is difficult in the world you lose heart.
Dear agony aunt，
I' m a Grade 9 student. These days I have some problems, and I don't know how to deal with them.
38．He or she should turn the cell phone off in class．
40．I think it's good because we students can record some wonderful moments of school life．
I think it's bad because some students may take improper pictures of classmates to share or post on a website later
41. wealthier 42. beyond 43. musician 44. unusual 45. directors'
46. lasting 47. single 48. canceled 49. recorded 50.unless
51. She fell in love with the man as soon as she saw him
52. When you have difficulty making a decision, you may ask your parents for help.
53. I sometimes doubt if/whether this book is worth reading
54. The suspect said that he had nothing to do with the murder
55. What should be paid attention to prevent H7N9?
Dear agony aunt,
I'm a Grade 9 student. These days I have some problems, and I don't know how to deal with them. I have too much homework to do every day. As a result, I often stay up late and I am sleepy in class. I like playing basketball. I once tried out for the school basketball team, but failed. I think I have a gift for acting, and I dream of being a successful actor. So I joined the Drama Club. I even played a lead role in a play last year. I acted so well that I was thought highly of , but it took me a great deal of time.
I have thought of many ways to solve these problems, but they don't work. I hope you will tell me how to achieve a balance between my study and hobbies. Could you help me? Please write to me soon!