The Designer of Apple Computer
Steve Jobs, who designed Apple Computer, was not quite successful in his early years. He was not among the 16 students at school, and he often 17 into trouble with either his classmates or his teachers. But he was 18 of new ideas, which 19 people could see the value of. Things were still the same when he went up to college and he 20 his studies halfway.
Steve Jobs worked first 21 a video game designer at Atari. He worked there for only a few months and then he 22 to India. He hoped that the trip would give him more 23 and give him a change in life for the better.
After he had returned from India, he began to live 24 a farm in California. And then, in 1975, Steve Jobs began making a new type of 25 . Along with his friend, Stephen Woziak, he designed the Apple I computer in his bedroom and 26 built it in his garage. He chose the name “Apple” 27 he thought of a happy summer he once 28 in an orchard (果园) in Oregon.
His Apple Computer became 29 a great success that Steve Jobs soon became famous. But it is 30 for people around the world that James Jobs died after a long battle with cancer on October, 6. 2011,
16. A. best B. tallest C. youngest D. strongest
17. A. came B. brought C. look D. got
18. A. short B. rich C. full D. filled
19. A. some B. few C. a few D. many
20. A. tried out B. gave up C. put off D. went over
21. A. as B. for C. with D. like
22. A. drove B. walked C. moved D. traveled
23. A. help B. advice C. ideas D. friends
24. A. around B. on C. in D. within
25. A. computer B. house C. camera D. bridge
26. A. so far B. above all C. as usual D. in fact
27. A. before B. because C. when D. although
28. A. stayed B. taught C. spent D. lived
29. A. so B. how C. what D. such
30. A. happy B. sad C. excited D. worried
There are many different greeting customs around the world. Here are some examples.
Chile People usually shake hands when they meet for the first time. When two women first meet, they sometimes give one kiss on the cheek. (They usually “kiss the air.”) Women also greet both male and female friends with a kiss. Chilean men give their friends warm abrazos (hug) or sometimes kiss women on the cheek.
Finland Finns greet each other with a warm handshake. Hugs and kisses are for close friends and family.
The Philippines The everyday greeting for friends is a handshake for both men and women. Men sometimes pat each other on the back.
South Korea Men bow slightly and shake hands to greet each other. Women do not usually shake hands. To address someone with his or her full name, the family name comes first, then the given or the first name.
The United States People shake hands when they are first introduced. Friends and family members often hug or kiss on the cheek when they see each other. In these situations, men often kiss women but not other men.
31. In _________, people shake hands every time they meet.
A. the United States B. Chile C. Finland D. Philippines
32. In South Korea, __________.
A. men bow slightly and women shake hands to greet each other
B. women kiss each other
C. people call someone with his or her first name
D. women do not shake hands very often
33. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. In Chile, women kiss at the first meeting.
B. In the Philippines, men sometimes pat each other on the back.
C. In the United States, family members only hug each other.
D. In Korea, the family name comes first.
Long long ago, there lived two girls named Emily and Tina. Both of them had long black hair and blue eyes. One day while they were playing in the back yard (庭院), Emily heard a tinkling (叮当) sound. She jumped up. “Listen,” she told her twin. They listened. The noise came again.
This time Tina heard it. She sat up. “It came from over there,” She whispered, looking at the zinnias (鱼尾菊) far away. They came near to find it out. Then something flew out, making the same tinkling sound they had heard before. The children looked at one another. “Was it a bee?” asked Tina. “I don’t think so,” replied Emily. “Do bees make a sound like bells?” “Let’s call it the Tinkle Bee anyway,” said Tina. Emily nodded, listening with a little difficulty. What had made that noise?
The next day, Emily and Tina brought their cookies outside. Tina took her plate by the zinnias. Suddenly she caught something. “Emily!” she called. “I’ve got the Tinkle Bee!” Emily rushed over. They sat down on the grass. Tina opened her hand very carefully. There was that sound! Something was shining in Tina’s hand. They smiled. Then Emily cried, “It’s a fairy (仙女)!” Tina looked down at it in her hand. It looked like a girl. A tiny girl with wings! Tina dropped it before she noticed that a wing was torn (撕裂). The little fairy could not fly away so she took a piece of grass out of the ground and sat on it.
Emily and Tina were surprised at what they saw. The fairy turned to Emily and said, “Hello, I am Marabella.” Then she said again, “Marabella the Fairy.” Emily smiled. “I’m Emily,” she said. Tina said, “I’m Tina. Are you really a fairy?” “Oh, yes!” replied Marabella. “I’ve always been a fairy.”
34. In the passage, what’s the relationship between Emily and Tina?
A. Friends. . B. Sisters.
C. Classmates. D. Mother and daughter.
35. The underlined word “tiny” means ________ in this passage?
A. weak. B. nice. C. little. D. sick.
36. What does the passage mainly tell us?
A. Emily and Tina found a tinkling sound when they were playing in the yard.
B. Emily and Tina were very interested in the tinkling sound.
C. How a fairy by the zinnias was saved by the twins.
D. The process(过程) of Emily and Tina’s finding a fairy.
How often one hears children wishing they were grown-ups and old people wishing they were young again! Each age has its pleasures and its pains, and the happiest person is the one who enjoys what each age gives him without wasting his time in their useless regrets.
Children live at a time when there are few responsibilities (职责) for them to make a living. If a child has good parents, he is well fed, looked after and loved no matter how he behaves. It is impossible that he will be ever again in his return. What’s more, life is always giving new things to the child—things that have lost their interest for older people because they are too common for them. But a child has his pains: he is not so free to do what he wishes to do; he is repeatedly being told not to do something, or being punished for what he has wrongly done.
When a young man starts to earn his own living, he can no longer expect others to pay for his food, his clothes, and his room, but has to work if he wants to live comfortably. If he spends most of his time playing about in the way that he used to as a child, he will go hungry. And if he breaks the laws of society just as he used to break the rules of his parents, he may go to prison. If, however, he works hard, keeps out of trouble and has good health, he can have the great happiness of building up for himself his own position (位置) in society.
37. According to Paragraph 2, the writer thinks that .
A. life for a child is fairly easy
B. only children are interested in life
C. a child is always loved no matter how he behaves
D. if much is given to a child, he must do something to pay back
38. A young man for breaking the social laws.
A. will be put into prison
B. will be punished by his parents
C. will wish they were young again
D. will build up for himself his own position in society
39. In the third paragraph, the underlined phrase “playing about” means “ ”.
A. wasting time B. enjoying oneself
C. keeping out of trouble D. worrying about himself
40. The main idea of the passage is that .
A. children’s time is the most enjoyable in one’s life
B. life is not enjoyable since each age has some pains
C. young men can have the greatest happiness if they work hard
D. one can enjoy what each age gives him though there are some pains
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41. It is not ▲ for a child of his age to be so quiet.
42. I often help my parents do the ▲ after dinner.
43. Linda is going to have an ▲ on the knee.
44. I like him, ▲ he makes me angry sometimes.
45.The door bell ▲ so loudly that all of us got surprised.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! I’m Annie, your guide. How excited I can 46 (加入)the four days’ trip in America with you. I hope you can enjoy this journey.
There are many places of interest you will go. Today we’ll visit the 47 (大学)of California-Berkeley which was 48 (创建) up in 1868 in Los Angeles. We will spend the whole day in it. Tomorrow we’ll leave for San Francisco by air and we plan to stay there for three days. On the first day we’ll visit Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. They are very 49 (了不起的), so I’m 50 (确信)every one of you will like them. We will go to an art 51 (展览会)to watch a collection of paintings by David Hockney on the second day. On the 52 (第三)day, we will have a lot of free time, and you can do 53 (无论什么)you like, such as going shopping, going 54 (岩石)climbing. By the way, don’t forget to 55 (带来) your umbrellas with you in case of the rain. That’s all, thank you.
Once upon a time, there was a small cloud. It grew up in a very beautiful country. One day she found out another cloud was much bigger than her. She envied the bigger cloud very much. She made an important 56. (decide) that she would grow bigger. 57. (become) bigger, she decided not to rain 58. then on.
Several months later, the small cloud grew bigger, but the country was getting drier and drier
59. it hadn’t rained for a long time. The cloud did not care much about it. However, it became difficult for her to get new water to keep 60. (grow). Slowly, she became smaller and she couldn’t do 61. to stop it. She was afraid that she would disappear one day.
The cloud then realized 62. mistake - She was too selfish. She 63. (regret) what she once did. One day, a strong wind blew her away to a faraway country. The cloud got some new water again there. In that way the cloud was saved. 64. a result, her new country became even 65. (green). People there had a much happier life.
网络资源充足丰富，请根据Kate, Alice, Dick的不同需求，从A ~ E五个网址中向他们推荐合适的网站，并将序号填入相应的空格内。
love music want to download popular songs
hope to buy some birthday gifts online
go to France on vacation
want to know the interesting places and the weather there
A. http://mp3.baibu.com/ online listening to music and downloading music…
B. www.worldpollution.net introduction to air pollution and environment protection…
C. www.crawfurd.dk/travel about traveling around the world, the famous places, the people…
D. www.taobao.com online shopping of books, DVDs, cards, shoes, sporting goods…
E. www.FA.com official website of the England team, the FA cup and football in England…
66. Kate ______ 67. Alice ______ 68. Dick ______
从上述A ~ E五个网址中选出你最需要的一个网址序号，并写出一条理由。
I will choose 69 because 70 .
21％ of the students don’t think it necessary to learn English
Δ a waste of time and money
Δ difficult to remember
79％ of the students agree that English is one of the most important subjects
Δ widely used
Δplay an important part in the international communication
(3)词数：80 ～ 100。短文首句仅供选择使用，不计入总词数。
It is said that English will be removed from the Entrance Examination of College, so “Is English important” becomes a hot topic.
16. A 17. D 18. C 19. B 20. B 21. A 22. D 23. C 24. B 25. A
26. D 27. B 28. C 29. D 30. B
31. D 32. D 43. C 34. B 35. C 36. D 37. A 38. A 39. A 40. D
41. natural 42. dishes 43. operation 44. though 45. rang
46. join 47. University 48. set 49. wonderful 50. sure
51. exhibition 52. third 53. whatever 54. rock 55. bring
56. decision 57. To become 58. from 59. because 60. growing
61. anything 62. her/a 63. regretted 64. As 65. Greener
66-68. ADC 69.70两小题的答案只要合乎情理就给分,但若有语言错误则不给分
71. Possible versions:
The students in Class 1, Grade 9 had a discussion about if English is important. Different students have different ideas. 21% of the students don’t think it necessary to learn English. They believe it’s a waste of time and money. It’s also difficult to remember the words. Besides, they also think it will reduce stress and study other subjects better. But 79% of the students disagree. They think English is widely used in the world. And English plays an important part in the international communication, so it can help us communicate with foreigners better.
In my opinion, it’s necessary to learn English. The importance of English will last.(108 words)
第五档：(12 ~ 15分) 包含所有要点，完全完成了试题规定的任务;有清晰的文本框架，较多的语法结构和词汇;有效地使用了语句间的连接成分，使全文结构紧凑,行文连贯，表达清楚;语言基本无误。
第四档：(10 ~ 12分)基本包含所有要点，遗漏少量次要点，较全面地完成了试题规定的任务;行文基本连贯，表达基本清楚;语言有少量错误。
第三档：(7 ~ 9分)包含大多数要点，基本完成了试题规定的任务;多数语句不通顺，语言错误较多，但不影响整体理解。
第二档：( 3 ~ 5 分)只包含少数要点，未恰当完成试题规定的任务;语句不完整，词汇项目有限，语言有较多错误，影响理解。
第一档：( 0 ~ 2 分)只包含个别要点，语句不完整或意思不明，错误很多，不达意，未完成试题规定的任务或只有关键词。