本试卷分第Ⅰ卷 (选择题) 和第II卷 (非选择题) 两部分，共120分。考试时间100分钟。
第I卷 (选择题 两部分 共85分)
1.Attracting ________ senior citizens, Florida is ______ home to the largest population of elderly Americans.
A. /; / B. the; the C. the; / D. /; a
2. Although ________ my opinion, the old professor didn’t come up with his own.
A. on B. against C. for D. in
3. As long as I can remember, I called, his wife would answer the phone.
A. however B. whenever C. whatever D. whichever
4．—This evening we’ll see a wonderful football game on TV．
A．Well done B．How nice C．Congratulations D．Come on
5．The man was sentenced to three years in prison for______ of having stolen a car．
A．accusing B．having accused C．being accused D．being charged
6．— Is there anything serious , doctor?
— _______．You’ll be all right soon．
A．All right B．Take care C．Take it easy D．Goodbye
7．Low-income families can’t afford to buy medical insurance, _____ is the case with Wang Lin．
A．as B．which C．that D．what
8．It’s high time that that bus ________to pick up the passengers．
A．arrives B．arrived C．will arrive D．may arrive
9.Using renewable energy sources is a simple idea, but ________ which is hard to put into practice.
A. one B. what C. the one D. that one
10. We missed our train, and ____ the next train was delayed, _____ we had to wait for two hours.
A. as a result; then B. on top of that; so
C. what was worse; however D. because; therefore
11. The news came, as expected, __________ my cousin was chosen to be a foreign aid doctor to go to Africa where people are suffering a lot from Aids.
A. it B. that C. what D. which
12. The flowers his friend gave him will die unless ________ every day.
A. water B. watering C. watered D. to water
13.Choosing the right dictionary depends on ______ you want to use it for.
A. what B. why C. how D. whether
14.— Did you see a man in black pass by just now?
— No, sir. I ________ a newspaper.
A. read B. was reading C. would read D. am reading
15.—Where is my dictionary? I remember I put it here yesterday.
—You _________ it in the wrong place.
A. must put B. should have put C. might put D. might have put
My kids and I would be spending the Thanksgiving Day without their father, who had 16 several months before. The two older kids were 17 with the flu. I had only about $2.50 to 18 until the end of the month.
Then I heard the phone ring. 19 was the secretary from the church. She said they had something to give us. So I 20 by the church on my way to the market.
The church secretary met me at the door and 21 me a special envelope. “We think of you and the kids often,” she said. I opened the envelope and found two grocery certificates(杂货购物券) inside. Each was worth $20.
“Thank you very much,” I said, and as we 22 each other, I cried.
Then I went to a store and purchased some 23 items and had a little over $14.00 worth of groceries. As I handed the cashier one of the gift certificates, she took it, but turned her back for what seemed like a very 24 time. I thought something might be wrong.
“This certificate is a real blessing,” I explained, “Our church gave it to my family, knowing I’m a single 25 trying to make ends meet.”
The cashier 26 and replied, with tears in her loving eyes, “Honey, do you have a turkey?”
“Anything else for Thanksgiving dinner?”
“No. But it’s okay,” I replied.
Handing me the 27 ,she said, “I can’t tell you exactly 28 right now, but please go back into the store and buy a turkey, or anything else you 29 for a Thanksgiving dinner.”
“Are you 30 ?” I asked.
“Yes! Get whatever you want.”
I felt awkward(尴尬) as I went back to do some more shopping, but I selected a fresh turkey, a few potatoes, and some juices for the children. Then I 31 the shopping cart up to the same cashier.
“Now I can tell you,” she said, with giant 32 in her kind eyes, “This morning I 33 to help someone today, and you walked through my line!”
She reached under the counter for her 34 , took out a $ 20 bill and paid for my groceries.
“I’m glad I could help,” she said, “Here is my phone number if you ever need 35 .God bless you, honey.”
16．A．returned B．left C．arrived D．escaped
17．A．happy B．sad C．sick D．disappointed
18．A．last B．help C．spend D．take
19．A．She B．He C．They D．It
20．A．visited B．dropped C．got D．stood
21．A．made B．bought C．wrote D．handed
22．A．saw B．hugged C．met D．talked
23．A．delicious B．cheap C．common D．much-needed
24．A．long B．short C．dull D．high
25．A．woman B．wife C．parent D．housewife
26．A．turned down B．turned out C．turned to D．turned around
27．A．turkey B．juice C．change D．envelope
28．A．what B．when C．who D．why
29．A．need B．cook C．prepare D．afford
30．A．joking B．mad C．sure D．true
31．A．handed B．wheeled C．carried D．raised
32．A．tears B．happiness C．joy D．fun
33．A．went B．expected C．asked D．offered
34．A．pocket B．case C．dress D．purse
35．A．anything B．something C．much D．more
I lie there, listening to my four brothers. James, the youngest, laughs in his sleep. His dreams are comical. Sometimes he wakes himself up laughing, but he never remembers the joke. The light comes in through the window. A bird begins its song.
“How can you live in that place, all together like olives(橄榄) in a jar?” This is Max talking. He’s an only child. He knows only space and light and science. But we don’t complain. No one gets lonely. The window can’t hurt us with all that body heart.
A month ago, six relatives came. I didn’t even know their names. I slept in the bathtub with a towel for a sheet. In the summer, when my distant cousins arrived, I slept in the yard, in an old tent. The air was cool, and the tent was full of holes, so I could see the stars. They stayed a month, like a traveling circus, all shouts and action and fighting until the sun went down. When they left, it felt like a storm passing over the hills. I returned to my bed, my sleepless nights, and James’ laughter.
The bird sings louder now. It’s finding its voice.
My mother is a widow. She’s raising us alone. You could say I’m the man of the house. That’s why I take care of the boys. She cleans all day in a rich man’s apartment, comes home and carries on cleaning. There’s always one of us with blood on his knees or a face full of dirt. If she had six pairs of hands, it wouldn’t be enough. I work after school, with my friend Max and his father-in-law. We move furniture from house to house: tables, chairs, pianos as big as cars. They say I’m a good worker. I take after my mother.
Suddenly the light hits me in the face and someone says, “Get up, sleepyhead.” The bird’s song is lost in the sound of running water and yawns and bodies moving. James laughs. A new day begins.
36．Who told the story?
A．Max B．The mother C．James D．The biggest brother
37．Why did “I” sleep in the bathtub with a towel for a sheet?
A．Because he loved sleeping in the bathtub.
B．Because he did not like his own bed.
C．Because his own bed was taken by others.
D．Because he did not want to sleep with James.
38．Which of the following is NOT true about “mother”?
A．She is very busy. B．She takes care of her husband and kids.
C．She has five boys. D．She earns her living by doing cleaning.
39．What is the writer’s feeling about his family?
A．He does not like his family because it is too poor.
B．He does not like James, for his laughter in dream always wakes him up at midnight.
C．He wishes he could be born as the only child in a rich family.
D．He loves his family and is happy to help his mother.
To what degree can a computer achieve intelligence? The answer to his question may lie in a newly-developed US computer program called Smarter Child and the Internet.
If you ran into Smarter Child online, you would be surprised at this kid’s huge memory. It can recite many facts. For example, Smarter Child knows every baseball player in every team this season.
He knows every word in the dictionary and the weather in every major city areas across the US. However, if you ask Smarter Child other questions, you get strange answers. A question about Smarter Child’s age returns. “One year, 11 days, 16 hours, 7 minutes, and 47 seconds!” Asking where he lives gets, “In a clean room in a high-tech building in California.”
Smarter Child uses the vast information on the World Wide Web as his memory bank. To answer questions about spelling, for instance, Smarter Child goes to American Heritage Dictionary online. For the weather, he visits www.intellicast.com .
Some scientists believe that by joining the many systems of the Internet, an artificial being with the combined knowledge of, say, Albert Einstein, Richard Nixon and Britney Spears could be born. However, if Smarter Child wants to think and learn on his own like the boy-computer David in the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, he must overcome two problems.
The first is that computers find it difficult to read web pages because the files are labeled in different ways. That’s why programmers need to tell Smarter Child where to look for the weather. It would be a much more difficult task to let him find it himself.
Another problem is that while Smarter Child can process(处理) information more exactly and faster than any human, he lacks common sense—a basic grounding of knowledge that is obvious to any young child.
40．From the text we can infer that www.intellicast.com is a website .
A．which is specially designed to help Smarter Child
B．where we people can find Smarter Child
C．where weather forecasts are made
D．which is about artificial intelligence
41．It is probably most difficult for Smarter Child to .
A．tell us how to spell a difficult word
B．tell us how the American government is run
C．provide as with a famous poem by Shakespeare
D．learn the ability to tell right behaviors from wrong ones
42．Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
A．Smarter Child has his own memory bank big enough for all kinds of information
B．A.I. Artificial Intelligence is probably the name of a film about a boy-computer.
C．Smarter Child can recognize different files and find information needed on his own.
D．We have similar product now which has the knowledge of Einstein, Nixon and Spears.
43．Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
A．A New Web Child B．Smarter Child
C．The Future of Internet D．Intelligence Development
A little under one-third of US families have no Internet access and do not plan to get it, with most of the holdouts seeing little use of it in their life, according to a survey released on Friday.
Park Associates, a Dallas-based technology market research firm, said 29 percent of U.S. families, or 31 million homes, do not have Internet access and do not intend to subscribe(预订) to an Internet service over the next 12 months. The second annual National Technology Scan conducted by Park found that the main reason why potential consumers say they do not subscribe to the Internet access is the low value to their daily life rather than concern over cost.
Forty-four percent of these families say they are not interested in anything on the Internet, versus just 22 percent who say they cannot afford a computer or the cost of Internet service, the survey showed. The answer “I’m not sure how to use the Internet” came from 17 percent of participants who do not subscribe. The response “ I do all my e-commerce shopping and YouTube-waiting at work” was cited by 14 percent of Internet-access refusers. Three percent said the Internet doesn’t reach their homes.
The study found U.S. broadband adoption grew to 52 percent over 2006, up from 42 percent in 2005. Roughly half of new subscribers converted(转变)from slower speed to dial-up Internet access while the other half of families had no prior access.
“The industry continues to chip(击破)away at the core of non-subscribers, but has a long way to go,” said John Barrett, director of research at Park Associates. “Entertainment applications will be the key. If anything will pull in the holdouts, it’s going to be applications that make the Internet more similar to pay-TV,” he predicted.
44. What does the underlined work “holdouts” in the first paragraph most probably mean?
A. Some American families.
B. Those who hold out one’s opinions.
C. Those who have been surveyed
D. Those who still haven’t access to the Internet currently.
45. Many potential consumers refuse to subscribe to the Internet mainly because ________.
A. they show too much concern about the cost
B. they can find little value of it
C. they do most YouTube-watching at work
D. the Internet doesn’t reach their homes
46. From the passage we can infer that_______.
A. it is not an easy job to transform those holdouts into the Internet users.
B. People will adopt dial-up Internet access no more
C. Many Americans enjoy doing e-commerce shopping at home
D. More than half of the population are using the Internet in 2005
47. According to John Barrett, what is the key to attracting more US families to broadband service?
A. Making the Internet look more similar to TV set.
B. Applying the Internet more to entertainment
C. Providing more pay-TV programs
D. Chipping away at the core of non-subscribers
48. Which is the best title for the passage?
A. Web develops with technology
B. The present situation of Web
C. Many Americans see little point to Web
D. It is urgent to promote Web service
Climate change，pollution，overuse of water and development are killing some of the world’s most famous rivers including China’s Yangtze, India’s Ganges and Africa’s Nile, WWF said on Tuesday．At the global launch of its report “World’s Top 10 Rivers at Risk”，the group said many rivers could dry out, affecting hundreds of millions of people and killing unique aquatic（水生的）life．
“If these rivers die，millions will lose their livelihoods，biodiversity（生物多样性）will be destroyed on a massive scale，there will be less fresh water and agriculture，resulting in less food security，”said Rayi Singh，secretary—general of WWF—India．The report launched ahead of “World Water Day” today，also cited the Rio Grande in the United States，the Mekong and Indus in Asia，Europe’s Danube, La Plata in South America and Australia’s Murray—Darling as in need of greater protection．
Rivers are the world’s main source of fresh water and WWF says about half of the available supply is already being used up．Dams have destroyed habitats and cut rivers off from their flood plains, while climate change could affect the seasonal water flows that feed them，the report said．Fish populations，the top source of protein and overall life support for hundreds of thousands of communities worldwide，are also being threatened, it found. The Yangtze basin is one of the most polluted rivers in the world because of decades of heavy industrialization，damming and huge influxes（流入）of sediment（积淀）from land conversion．
Climate change，including higher temperatures，also means serious consequences for fishery productivity，water supply and political security in Africa’s arid Nile basin．Tributaries（支流）flowing into the Ganges are drying up because of irrigation，WWF said．
49．What is the text mainly about?
A．Saving fresh water in our life． B．How to protect our rivers．
C．An important discovery． D．World’s top 10 rivers are at risk．
50．We can infer from the text that _____．
A．rivers’ dying out could affect food security
B．there are four Asian rivers mentioned in the passage
C．the Yangtze is polluted thanks to the lack of enough tributaries
D．higher temperatures couldn’t affect fishery productivity
51．The top 10 rivers are fast dying as a result of the following EXCEPT _____．
A．climate change B．wasting water C．pollution D．dams
52．WWF is probably a name of _____．
A．an organization B．a newspaper C．a magazine D．a report
Some people have the feeling that nothing can be done about their poor reading ability（能力）. They feel hopeless about it. Can you learn to read better, or must you agree that nothing can be done about it?
To be sure, people are different. You cannot do everything as well as certain other people do. If all the students in a class tried out for basketball, some would be very good players; others would be very poor; and many would be in between. But even the very poor players can become much better players if they are guided in the right way, and with plenty of practice. It is the same with reading. Some seem to enjoy reading and to read well without any special help. Others find reading a slow and tiring job. In between, there are all degrees of reading ability.
Many experiments have shown that just about every poor reader can improve his reading ability. In these experiments, the poor readers were given tests of reading ability. After some of the causes of their poor reading were discovered, they were given special instruction and practice in reading. After a few months, another test of the same kind was given. In nearly all cases, these people had raised their reading scores.
53.With the example of basketball players, the author shows ____.
A. why certain people are poor readers
B. that there are differences in people’s abilities
C. why some people are good basketball players
D. that good basketball players can be good readers
54.To improve their reading ability, people should ____.
A. work long and hard B. take different forms of tests
C. have special help and practice D. try different reading materials
55．The experiments mentioned in the text show that ____.
A. good readers seem to enjoy reading
B. almost all poor readers can make progress
C. causes of poor reading are difficult to find out
D. tests help people improve their reading ability
第Ⅱ卷（非选择题 两部分 共35分）
My name is called Li Ming. I am a middle school 56．
student. When I go to the school every day, I can see a lot of 57．
sellers outside around our school walls, sell vegetables, fruits, 58．
fish, meat and so on. Some even make dishes in the opening air. 59．
They often shout at the top of their voices in order draw the 60．
passers–by’s attention. We could hear the noises in the classroom 61．
and cannot concentrate on our lessons. Beside, they also make 62．
the streets dirt, smelly and crowded. What a shame! 63．
How we want to get the situation improved and have our 64．
lessons in a quiet place! That’s how I write to you for help! 65．
第二节: 书面表达 (满分25分)
2．参考词汇：扩张 expand v. expansion n.
居住条件 residential conditions
1—5 A B B BC 6—10 CAB A B 11—15 BCA BD
16---20.BCADB 21---25.DBDAC 26---30.DCDAC 31---35.BABDA
36---40:DCBDC 41---45:DBB DB 46-50 ABCD A 51—55 BABCB
56.去掉called 57去掉the 58.sell---selling 59.opening---open 60.draw前加to 61.could---can 62.Beside---Besides 63.dirt---dirty 64.正确 65.how---why
With the development of the national economy and the growth of population, the city size grows larger and larger, which brings about both benefits and disadvantages. As a result of the city expansion, local people are enjoying the convenience of commercial business and their residential conditions have also improved. More financial investment will pour into the area as well.
On the other hand, some destruction of farmland is unavoidable when a city expands. Besides forms of pollution done to the land, wildlife, including both plants and animals, is put at risk.
All these ought to be considered. In my opinion, tearing down unusable buildings can spare many areas inside the city, so it's unnecessary to expand outside. As for the government, careful planning should be done to maintain the natural beauty while at the same time allowing for growth.