According to a Xinhua News Agency report, residents of China’s five largest ci ties
spent about 643 Yuan (US $80.37) each on sport in 2005, with Beijing topping th e survey at about 880 Yuan (US $ 110) per person (The five cities were Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu).
1. Which of the following cities is not among the 5 largest cities of China?
2. The citizens of which city spent the most money each on sport in 2005?
3. What are the basic means for people to pursue fitness?
D. fitness classes, private training and sports teams
4. People take exercise not only for their own fitness, but also for___.
C. social responsibilities
5. The elderly care more about their health because____.
D. they don’t want to bring any burden to their children
Wang Yani was born in 1975 in Gongcheng, China. Even when she was a baby, she l oved to draw lines everywhere. Seeing this, her father decided to help her. He gave her paint, brushes and paper. She practiced hard and improved very quickly. Soon her lines became flowers, trees and animals. Some of her pictures were sh own in an art exhibition in Shanghai at the age of 4.
1. Wang Yani’s pictures were first shown____.
B. in Shanghai
2. She was especially good at drawing ____ before she was eight.
A. monkeys and cats
3. Why did her father take her to zoos and parks?
D. Because he wanted the girl to get ideas for her work.
4. When did Yani have her personal show in Washington D. C.?
D. At the age of 14.
5. Which of the following is true?
A. She had a style of painting with bright colors.
One day in 1965, when I was a library worker at school, a teacher came to me. S he had
a student who finished his work before all the others and needed something more difficult for him to do. “Could you help me in the library?” she asked. I sa id, “Send him along.”
1. Why did the teacher go to the library to find a job for Bill Gates?
C. Because Bill Gates finished his study quickly and had more free time than th
2. What do you know from the passage?
B. Bill Gates did his job without any difficulty.
3. The sentence “He picked up the idea immediately” means that_____.
A. he learned that system quickly
4. What was Bill Gates expected to do in the library?
D. Finding books with wrong cards.
5. How did Bill Gates feel when his family would move to another school area?
The United States is a large country. From the East Coast to the West Coast it is about 3000 miles wide. The Atlantic Ocean is on the east coast and the Pacif ic Ocean is on the west coast. Canada is the country to the north of the United States and Mexico is the country to the south. There are many rivers in the US. The most important ones are the Mississippi River and the Missouri River in th e central part of the country, and the Colorado and Columbia River in the west. There are 50 states in the U.S. Today.
1. It is about 3,000 miles wide____.
A. from the East Coast to the West Coast
2. “The American people are of almost every race in the world,” means_____.
A. the American people include nearly all the races of the world
3. New York is ______.
C. the largest city in the United States
4. How many states in the U.S.?
5. The best title for the passage is ____.
B. Knowing the U.S.
How men first learnt to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a mystery. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thought and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon c ertain signs, called letters, which could be combined to present those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken or written in let ters, we call words.
1. One of the reasons why men invented certain sounds to express thoughts and f eelings was that ________.
B. they could communicate with each other
2. What is true about the words?
C. They are simply sounds.
3. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. The more we read and learn, the more words mean to us.
4. In expressing their thoughts, great writer are able ____.
A. to have their own style
5. We will make our speech silly if we ______.
C. use words without accuracy
People are so busy these days that many have no time to cook. This is a problem because many families love home cooking! A family meal brings everyone togethe r. In some families, meals are often the only time everyone sees each other at the same time.
1. Why do few people cook now?
A. They have no time.
2. A parent spends an hour making cookies____.
D. often to show her or his love
3. The writer thinks the smell of home cooking _____.
A. makes us happy
4. What’s the main idea of this passage?
A. Family meals are important.
5. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
B. It becomes a problem that most families love home cooking.
We are sorry that we had to ask the young man to leave the job. It was not that he was unpopular with the other people in the office. Everyone liked him. Nor was it that he was incapable. He had plenty of abilities. ......
1. From the passage, the young man was asked to leave the job because ____.
C. he was irresponsible（不负责的）
2. In the passage “illegible” refers to_____.
A. difficult or impossible to read
3. We learn from the passage that the author did the following EXCEPT______.
A. misjudging the young man
4. The author felt ____ to tell the young man he had lost the job.
5. ____ will take the young man’s place next week.
B. a person recommended by an employment agency
The market is a concept. If you are growing potatoes for sale you are producing for the market. You might sell some to your neighbor and some to the manager o f the local supermarket. In either case, you are producing for the market. Your efforts are being directed by the market. If people stop buying potatoes, you will stop producing them.
1. All of the following acts are producing for the market EXCEPT_____.
C. buying food in the supermarket
2. You are buying from the market when you ____.
D. dine at a restaurant
3. The word “real” in th e second sentence of the last paragraph most probably means_____.
4. What message will you probably get when nobody buys your potatoes?
A. The message about what you should not produce.
5. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
B. What is the Market
It looks like a mobile phone, but the service is much cheaper. It acts like a m obile phone, but only in your own city. Beyond the city walls, it is useless.
1. Why is Little Smart so popular in China?
B. The service is much cheaper.
2. What is the cost of the service of Little Smart?
A. About 0.1 yuan per minute to use.
3. Why are users not satisfied with Little Smart?
D. The quality of its service is bad.
4. What does the word “handset” in the last paragraph mean?
5. What can we learn from the passage?
C. Scientists are trying to make Little Smart more user-friendly.
Driving a car at high speed along a highway seems to be fun. You need only to f ollow the bright traffic signs beside the highways and it will take you to wher
e you wish.
1. To be a London taxi driver is not easy because _____.
D. both B and C
2. The London taxi drivers____.
A. work hard because no one would give them money for doing nothing
3. The author of the passage says that___.
B. the more runs the taxi driver makes, the more he gets
4. London taxi driver_____.
C. pay the fares for the poor children to the sea for a day once every year
5. “Underprivileged Children” in the last paragraph of the passage mean child ren____.
A. of low income families
One of the favorite foods in the United States is the hamburger, a kind of flat round bread with fine-cut beef in between. The favorite place to buy a hamburg er is a fast food restaurant. At fast food restaurants, people order their food, wait a few minutes to get it over the corner, and carry it to their tables the mselves. People also take their food out of the restaurant and eat it in their cars or in their homes. At some fast food restaurant, people can order their fo od, pay for it and pick it up without leaving their cars.
1. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
C. Fast food is usually expensive
2. Fast food restaurants are popular because they____________
B. are fast
3. According to the writer , Americans people____________
C. do not want to spend too much time preparing their food
4. According to the passage, the favorite restaurants in the U.S are_______.
B. the fast food restaurants
5. The best title for the passage would be ____________.
A. Fast Food Restaurants in the U.S.
No one knows who made the first ice cream. Some people think that water ices an d milk ices may have been made by the Chinese between three thousand and four t housand years ago. In time, the dish reached India. The Indians, in turn, may h ave passed on the secret to the Arabs and the Persians. The Persians called the ir dish Sharbat, from which our word sherbet（冰冻果子露） comes.
1. This passage is mainly about ____.
D. the history of ice cream
2. Marco Polo’s remark sh ows that he traveled in ____.
3. Ice cream was unknown in France until _____.
4. Ice cream was introduced to England by ______.
C. King Charles I
5. What will be probably discussed in the paragraphs following this passage?
D. Development of ice cream in America or other countries.
In the eighteenth century young ladies in Italy knew history and geography litt le.
Once the French officer in Rome was giving a ball to which many important peopl e were invited. The Italian Minister（大臣） came very late. A young lady, who knew him, saw him enter the ball-room and asked why he was so late.
1. Why was the Minister late?
D. The head left his letters in the hotel.
2. Where did the head leave his letters?
A. In the hotel.
3. Why did the young lady shout?
A. She wanted to tell the surprising news.
4. Her shouting showed she was______.
B. lack of knowledge
5. The best title for the passage is ______.
C. An Ignorant Italian Woman
My aunt Edith was a widow（寡妇） of 50, working as a secretary, when doctors d iscovered what was then thought to be a very serious heart disease.
1. Aunt Edith_____when she knew she had a very serious heart disease.
B. didn’t lose hope
2. From the story we can see _____.
C. Dr. Michael DeBakey was experienced in de aling with Aunt Edith’s disease
3. In Aunt Edith’s letter to the doctor, ______.
A. she showed she was warm, humorous and enjoying living
4. When Aunt Edith mailed her letter, _____.
D. she didn’t expect the doctor would give her a reply
5. Michael DeBakey mainly told Aunt Edith in the letter that_____.
A. he was going to operate on her for free
A dolphin(海豚)is always well-known as a clever and friendly animal. Recently a nother amazing discovery made by the British marine(海洋的)biologist Alexis sho ws that dolphins, to our surprise, keep in touch with each other by calling eac
h other's names among themselves something like human beings.
1. Alexis's new discovery about dolphins is that they are________.
D. able to call each other by name
2. Which is true to the passage?
A. Each dolphin has a special sound signal as his name.
3. _________ is thought to be a step from animals' calls to language.
B. Imitating others' cries
4. In which ways is a dolphin like a human being?
D. Both B and C
5. The main idea of the text is ________.
A. a new discovery about the dolphin
Jean-Michael Lourdis was a promising young pianist. But when the young man play ed, it seemed to him, as if his hands were iron. He worried so much about his p laying that he became oversensitive (过度敏感的) to the comments of his playing. Unfortunately, in those days, a critic(批评家) was not considered a critic, un less he found something wrong. This attitude of the critics would often leave t he young man ready to give up his dream and return home.
1. According to the passage, Jean-Michael Lourdis _________.
B. cared too much about what the critics had said
2. A critic in those days usually _________.
A. found fault with musicians' performances
3. The young musician was painful because __________.
C. some of the comments were so unkind
4. The comments mentioned all EXCEPT __________.
5. Jean Sibelius came to visit the young musician because __________.
C. he wanted to tell the young man his performance was great
Have you eaten too much over the holidays? You should try for a while. Those ar ound you might not like it, but scratching (moving your nails (指甲) against a part of your body) and twitching (moving suddenly and quickly when you don't wa nt to) is an important way of burning up calories(热量).
1. Based on the passage, the word “fidgeting” means which of the following?
D. Moving one's body nervously
2. Why do some people get fat and other people stay slim according to the passa ge?
C. Those who burn up more calories than others will be thinner.
3. What was found in the scientific experiment?
A. The energy burned up by fat people when they fidget was more than that burne
d up by thin peopl
e when they fidget.
4. To be thin in a pleasant way is to be_____.
5. A fidget habit is thought to be ____by scientists.
A. a way to lose fat
If you have been joining in chat room conversations, or trading email with web pals (网友),you have become one of the millions who write in a special, short f orm of English.
1. When people are on-line, they talk by ______.
D. making use of an especially short form of English
2. The Internet makes many people in the world ______.
A. talking at the same time
3. The sentence "There's neither time nor space for explanations" means that___ ___.
C. People on-line have to express themselves in a simple way
4. If you get 19/M/HK as an answer to your A/S/L, it means______.
B. you are talking to a boy 19 years old and he lives in Hong Kong
5. Which of the following is a way to save on-line time?
A. People seldom use capital letters or punctuation marks.
The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world. It is more than 6000 kilometers long, about 7 meters high, 5 to 6 meters wide. It is known to be the only one of the structures built by men on Earth that can be seen from the moo n.
1. The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world because it is ____ _.
A. over six thousand kilometers long
2. The biggest burial place that men ever built is in ______.
3. The Sears Tower is about ____, so it is the tallest office building in the w orld.
C. four hundred and forty-three meters high
4. The only one of the objects built by men on the earth that can been seen fro m the moon is _____.
B. the Great Wall
5. The Potala is in _____.
People have been talking about health for a long time because people know the i mportance of it. People's understanding of health also becomes deeper with the progress in scientific research. Recently the term "health" has come to have a wider meaning than it used to. It no longer means just the absence of illness. Today, health means the well-being of your body, your mind and your relationshi p with other people. This new concept of health is closely related to another t erm----quality of life. Quality of life is the degree of overall satisfaction t hat a person gets from life.
1. ______leads to people's deeper understanding of health.
B. Progress in scientific research
2. According to the passage, to people of today, health means______.
D. overall satisfaction with life
3. The emphasis of health has shifted nowadays because_____.
A. people enjoy better conditions of living and they can live longer
4. We can infer from the passage______.
B. the overall quality of people's lives improved greatly in the 20th century
5. This passage is mainly about____.
A. different understandings of the term "health"
The first true piece of sports equipment that man invented was the ball.
In ancient Egypt, as ever, where pitching stone was a favo rite children’s game. But a badly thrown rock could hurt a child. Looking for something less dangero us to throw, the Egyptians（埃及人） made what was probably the first ball.
1. What did the ancient Egyptians think about throwing stones?
B. Throwing stones was dangerous.
2. The first balls were made of _____.
A. grass or leaves held together by vines
3. For the Egyptians, ball games were _____.
4. Ball games invented by the Egyptians _____.
C. have their own set of rules
5. What is the best title for the passage?
C. The First Ball Games
Bob was happy. He was at a new school, and the other students were friendly. “H i, Bob!” they said. But some students said, “Hi, Peter!” Bob didn't understa nd. He asked another student, “Why do some students call me Peter?”
1. Bob was _______ at a new school.
2. Some students thought _______.
C. Bob was Peter
3. Bob saw Peter _______.
A. in Peter's house
4. John knew the story from_______.
A. the newspaper
5. Bob, Peter and John were_______.
Look at the instructions on the bottle of the medicine and then choose the righ t answers.
1. John should take ____ a day.
B. 3 teaspoonfuls
2. The medicine should be kept in _______.
A. a fridge
3. John should ____ before he takes it.
A. shake the medicine well
4. When people are ____ years old, they cannot take this medicine.
5. John will ____ the medicine when it is left after Dec.1st, 2003.
A. throw away
Mrs. Jones was still cleaning the house when her husband came back from work. S he was wearing dirty, old clothes and no stockings, her hair was not tidy, she had dust on her face, and she looked dirty and tired. Her husband looked at her and said, “Is this what I come home to after a hard day's work？”
1. What was Mrs. Jones doing, when her husband came back from work?
C. Cleaning the house.
2. Mrs. Jones was Mrs. Smith’s_______.
3. Mr. Jones was ______ when he saw his wife after a hard day’s work.
4. What was Mrs. Smith doing when her husband came home from work?
A. Waiting for her husband in her best dress.
5. Mr. Smith shouted at his wife because ______.
B. he thought that she was going out in her beautiful dress
Sixty-year-old grandmother, Fiona McFee, is going to stop working next year and she decided to realize a childhood dream and sail around the coast of Scotland in a small boat. she can live without these things but she plans to take her s mall CD player, her hot water bottle and a bag of books to make sure life isn’t too uncomfortable.
1. The underlined word cosy in the first paragraph means ____ .
2. When Fiona McFee said “---I just hope it loves me”, what she meant was ___ _
C. I hope it will bring me a safe sailing as a return for my love of it.
3. The reason why she would like to have the sail is that ____.
D. she wants to be still active when she gets old
4. What kind of person would you say the old woman is?
D. Someone who is open, honest and brave .
5. The best title for this passage is ____ .
A. Life Begins at Sixty
William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, was born in a small town. As a boy, he was quiet and shy. In fact, he was so quiet that ever yone thought he was stupid.
1. William Henry Harrison was born_____.
D. in a small town
2. People thought he was stupid because ______.
B. he was so quiet
3. Whenever people played tricks on him, he was asked to_____.
C. choose between a nickel and a dime
4. His mother took him aside and asked why _____.
A. he always chose the nickel instead of the dime
5. We can infer from the story that William Henry Harrison was ______.
When we can see well, we do not think about our eyes often. It is only when we can not see perfectly that we come to see how important our eyes are.
1. We don't know that our eyes are of great importance until______.
B. we can't see clearly
2. According to the passage, a______ is more likely to be nearsighted.
3. A nearsighted person usually _____.
B. wears glasses
4. People who are farsighted ______.
A. cannot do a lot of close work without glasses
5. Eyes are very important to us because _____.
C. we cannot see anything without them
A pretty, well—dressed young lady stopped a taxi in a big square, and a said t o the driver, "Do you see that young man at the other side of the square?"
1. How did the young woman get to the square?
D. The story doesn't tell us.
2. Why did the lady stop the taxi?
C. Because she wanted to go to the restaurant in it.
3. The young man at the other side of the square_______.
A. had probably been waiting for a long time
4. The young lady was_______.
A. clever at making excuse
5. Had she tried not to be late?
B. No, she was just pretending that she had tried.
They are in close contact（接触）with nature. They make friends with trees and stones. They breathe fresh air. They fight with strong winds. They listen to th
e song o
1. What can’t country people often enjoy?
A. Musical concerts.
2. What is probably more expensive in the country than in the city?
3. What is NOT true of country life?
A. The traffic accident rate is very high in the country.
4. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
D. The prices of farm products are lower in the country than in the city.
5. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
C. Country Life
Young people and older people do not always agree. They sometimes have differen t ideas about life, work and play. But in one special program in New York State, adults and teenagers live together in peace. Each summer 200 teenagers and 50 adults live together for eight weeks as members of a special work group. Everyo ne works several hours each day. The aim is not just to keep busy but rather to find meaning and enjoyment in work. Some teenagers work in the woods or on the farms near the village. Some learn to make furniture and build houses. The adu lts teach them these skills.
1. What is the passage mainly about?
D. How adults and teenagers live together in a special group.
2. When and where was the special program offered?
C. Every summer in New York State.
3. What will people do when someone breaks a rule?
B. Have a group discussion about it
4. Which of the following is NOT stated directly in the passage as a purpose of the program?
C. To find a way to solve the generation gap.
5. What do the teenagers NOT do when they are free?
C. They build houses.