My father and I always had a bit of trouble in our relationship. It's not that we didn't love each other. It's just that we used to have 1 opinions. My dad is one of the most hard-working men I know, but I was a dreamer. I played sports as a kid, but 2 when I was making progress. Then I showed an interest in music. My father got 3 and bought me a guitar when I was about eight. But I didn't like it until I was a teenager. During those teen years, I took up my guitar and 4 playing along.
Then I went to college. My father thought I should focus more on my 5 while I should have more fun playing music. I dreamed to be a musician. When I grew into a young man, I suddenly fell seriously ill one day and it was discovered that I had a terrible kidney(肾) disease. I had to 6 treatments all my life, or get a transplant(移植).
I felt like there was a heavy weight on my 7 . Life became hard for me. But I was lucky enough because of my loving parents who encourage me and took care of me. While trying to decide just what to do with my life, my father got tested to see 8 he was the right man to give me his kidney. I tried to refuse, but he'd hear 9 of it. He saved my life at last.
Two years ago, I made up a band. He had always wanted to play in a band, but 10 got the chance when he was young. It was one of the greatest gifts I could give to him.
( )1.A.special B.different C.same D.necessary
( )2.A.gave up B.gave out C.gave off D.gave away
( )3.A.angry B.tired C.excited D.interested
( )4.A.began B.regretted C.finished D.meant
( )5.A.hobbies B.studies C.skills D.choices
( )6.A.refuse B.admire C.accept D.provide
( )7.A.eyes B.hands C.shoulders D.feet
( )8.A.how B.whether C.why D.what
( )9.A.each B.all C.much D.none
( )10.A.almost B.sometimes C.always D.never
Ancient China produced many types of beautiful works of art. Among them, calligraphy(书法), poetry and painting were the most famous. Often they would be put together in art. These became important starting with the Song Dynasty.
Calligraphy is the art of handwriting. In the old time, the Chinese considered writing as an important form of art. Calligraphers would practice for years to learn to write perfectly, but with style. Each of over 40,000 characters needed to be written correctly. And each stroke(笔画) in a character had to be written in a certain order.
Poetry was also an important form of art. Great poets were famous all over the country. And all educated people were expected to write poetry. During the Tang Dynasty, poetry was so important that writing poetry was part of the examinations to become a civil servant(文官) and work for the government.
Chinese painting was often connected with calligraphy. It is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. The most traditional way of Chinese painting is known as “national” or “native” painting, which is quite different from Western painting. People can draw mountains, homes, birds, trees and water on it.
11.What was part of the civil servant examinations during the Tang dynasty? ( )
C.Writing poetry. D.Playing music.
12.The underlined word “it”refers to “ ”. ( )
C.Chinese painting D.Western painting
13.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? ( )
A.Calligraphy,poetry and painting were the most famous works of art in ancient China.
B.The strokes of each character could be written in any order.
C.Poetry was an important form of art like calligraphy.
D.Chinese painting was often connected with calligraphy.
14.What's the passage mainly about? ( )
Driving a car at a high speed(速度) along a high-way seems to be fun. You need only to follow the bright traffic signs(交通标志) beside the highways and they will take you to where you wish.
But to a London taxi driver, driving is not an easy job. A taxi driver has to have not only skills but also a good knowledge of the city of London, from the smallest road to the most popular bar(酒吧). He has to be at the service of all kinds of people at all times. He usually goes home between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning. There are times he has to stay longer and try to make more runs.
London taxi drivers not only “take” but also “give”. Every summer hundreds of children from London will go for a day at the sea by taxi! Their rides are paid by the taxi drivers. At the sea, they are met by the mayor(市长), and the lunch party is also held for the drivers and children. After a happy day running around the beaches and visiting the markets, the children go home again by taxi, and free of charge(费用), of course!
15.The underlined phrase “make more runs” in the second paragraph means “ ”. ( )
A.do more running exercise
B.have more business
C.drive very quickly
D.be more skilled
16.It's not easy to be a taxi driver in London because . ( )
A.there is much traffic in London and accidents usually happen
B.he has to follow the bright traffic signs and drive along the right side
C.he makes little money and goes home between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon
D.he has to know all the places in the city and serve all kinds of people at all times
17.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? ( )
A.Taxi drivers in London work hard and are helpful.
B.Taxi drivers in London often go to the most popular bar to drink wine.
C.The mayor can pay the money for the children's taxi rides.
D.Taxi drivers in London often drive at a high speed.
18.The passage is mainly about . ( )
A.traffic in London
B.children in London
C.taxi drivers' job in London
D.a driver in London
Jane's mother worked on the farm from morning to evening which just could make ends meet. To allow Jane to live a happy life, Jane's mother was very careful about spending money. However, Jane didn't understand her. Every day Jane's mother was busy with her work while Jane was studying at school, so they had little time to enjoy themselves.
One day, Jane's mother realized Jane was unhappy and even unfriendly to her, so she decided to go skiing with Jane to make Jane happy.
On Sunday morning they went happily to the snowfield. Since they were both in white clothes, the manager advised them to buy ski clothes. He said they might be easily found in their ski clothes, in case there was an accident. Jane's mother couldn't afford them, so she refused.
Then they went skiing in their white clothes. They were skiing happily on the snowfield when suddenly the snowfield began to shake. It was the snowslide. They ran a long way and finally ran out of the snowslide, but they couldn't find their way. Later, a helicopter(直升机) which came from the nearest airport was flying above, but people on it couldn't see or hear them. Jane was in danger because she had hurt her head seriously and blood dropped on the snow. Just then an idea came to her mother's mind. She pierced(刺破) her wrist immediately and then bright red blood dropped down on the snowfield. She wrote a red SOS on the snow. At last Jane was saved, but her mother died.
19.Where did Jane's mother work? (不超过5个词)
20.Why did Jane's mother refuse to buy ski clothes?(不超过10个词)
21.What did Jane's mother do to save Jane?(不超过20个词)
Ⅰ.1—5 BACAB 6—10 CCBDD
Ⅱ.Passage 1 [主旨大意]文章主要讲述了古代中国出现了很多种美丽的艺术形式。书法、诗歌和绘画是其中最著名的形式。然后作者分别介绍了各种艺术形式的特点。
11.C 细节理解题。根据文章第三段中的“During the Tang Dynasty, poetry was so important that writing poetry was part of the examinations to become a civil servant and work for the government.” 可知,在唐朝,诗歌非常重要,以至于写诗是选拔人才的一部分。故选C。
12.C 词义猜测题。 根据文章第四段中的“Chinese painting was often connected with calligraphy. It is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world.” 可知,中国画经常与书法紧密相关,是世界上最古老的传统方式之一。可知,“it”代指“Chinese painting”。故选C。
13.B 推理判断题。 根据文章第二段中的“And each stroke in a character had to be written in a certain order.” 可知,在一个汉字中的每一笔画都得按照一定顺序书写。故选B。
14.C 主旨大意题。根据文章第一段第一句话“Ancient China produced many types of beautiful works of art. Among them,calligraphy,poetry and painting were the most famous.”可知,古代中国出现了很多种美丽的艺术形式,书法、诗歌和绘画是最著名的。故选C。
Passage 2 15—18 BDAC
Ⅲ.19.On the farm.
20.Because she couldn't afford them./Because she didn't have enough money.
21.She pierced her wrist and wrote a red SOS with her bright red blood on the snow.
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