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  • Ole Bull was a very famous violinist from Norway. He really liked to play the violin. But his father thought that playing the violin was not useful. So his father sent him to university to study. However, playing the violin was his dream. He didn’t want to give up his dream. So he left university before he finished his studies and spent all his time and energy practicing the violin. Unfortunately, his violin teacher was not very good. So when it was time for him to start his concert tour, he still couldn’t play the violin very well.
    Therefore, a Milan newspaper critic1 criticized him and said that he was an untrained violinist. The critic said, “If he is gold, he is not ready to shine2 yet.
    When facing this kind of problem, some people may become very angry and some people try to learn from it. Fortunately, Ole Bull belonged to the second group. He went to the newspaper office and found the critic. Instead of being angry, he talked about his mistakes with the man and listened to the man’s advice.
    After he met the critic, he gave up the rest of his concerts. Then he went back to practice the violin with the help of good teachers. In the end, he got great success when he was only 26. He also became one of the most famous violinists in the world.
    【小题1】Why didn’t Ole Bull’s father like him to play the piano?
    A.Because he thought playing the violin was useless.) K* K. i: I4 D: \1 a; G0 C
    B.Because his father thought playing the violin would cost lots of money.; R, [# `7 c, h+ _3 M. M5 M
    C.Because his father thought he couldn’t play the violin well.3 j0 Q; e7 O/ Q* L. [& ]1 [
    D.Because his father thought he couldn’t make his dream come true.; j' e6 @ _0 F' P9 U' U- H
    【小题2】What does the underlined part "If he is gold, he is not ready to shine yet." mean?
    A.Gold always shines no matter where it is.. _. \9 P& R( e/ V0 K
    B.He is an excellent violinist.- I- J7 c% h6 S1 ]: ?. K6 f- @
    C.He doesn’t play the violin very well.
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    D.If he sells gold, he will make a lot of money. F7 N4 L' d5 b0 P+ T: j; S
    【小题3】What was Ole Bull’s attitude towards the critic’s article?
    A.Angry.
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    B.Excited.
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    C.Modest.3 Z) U. ]" E" f( @% f D.Worried.- i2 X1 V8 B# [: I" i" W; E* B9 @
    【小题4】Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
    A.Without a good teacher, one can’t succeed.* Q: b" I* I, \3 V% f
    B.The critic’s advice helped Ole Bull a lot.! d6 W: T9 N8 M1 `6 ^2 T3 L
    C.Ole Bull got success after many years’ hard practice at last.0 G* e5 [: A2 G( Z9 Q; j# j
    D.The critic helped Ole Bull find a famous teacher. J2 ?: b' T) U2 A& ?: F
    【小题5】What can we learn from the passage?
    A.Becoming a violinist can make a lot of money.( \7 N1 h9 M2 \$ e$ Z* P
    B.When we meet problems, we should learn to face them. 9 L1 C0 T, U B, a" @
    C.Old Bull was a famous American pianist.$ V+ b, f: [& b5 @# H
    D.You can be famous easily if you play the violin.4 X1 W0 g2 V9 Z

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  • When we talk about stars, especially women stars,it seems that they are always young,pretty and own charming body shapes.But recently a Britain’s Got Talent(英国达人)star Susan Boyle has changed our views absolutely(完全地).
    Simon Cowell,one of the judges of the talent show spoke of his shock over Ms Boyb’s voice. “This lady came up,and I’m thinking, ‘This will take five seconds and I can go to have a cup of tea.’ That changed when she began to sing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables. She knew we were going to have that reaction and just to see that look of satisfaction on her face midway through —it was one of my favorite moments,” Cowell said.
    The performance was posted On line and before long,the 47-year-old Scottish woman has been famous all over the world.
    Speaking from her home in Scotland,MsBoyle said that she hadn’t thought of changing her appearance.She said that her friend helped her with make-up.“I mean,that’s hardly a makeover.” she added.
    Ms. Boyle also spoke of the reason she first began to explore her vocal(歌唱的) talents.”I was kind of slow at school, so getting something like singing was a good way of hiding behind that and thus it built my confidence.’’
    【小题1】Susan Boyle is __________.
    A.a judge7 H1 b% E3 E1 h5 P4 AB.a reporter7 S* Q. V$ ^8 @/ W' g+ d: X" V# DC.a beautiful lady$ @$ i% A+ ?- U- G0 V/ `D.a Scottish woman
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    【小题2】Susan Boyle had a look of satisfaction on her face when she was singing because ______.
    A.she was confident of her singing$ a. g+ i3 A% D* [7 @
    B.she was satisfied with the judges/ [8 V& d( @) a6 B# D
    C.she was pretty and in good shape* d8 \/ K& e' e4 ?6 K3 ]% i7 h
    D.she sang the song,I Dreamed a Dream from Lea Miserables2 f$ g5 P8 S. S& j6 j J2 Q6 `
    【小题3】What does the underlined word “views” mean?
    A.见解8 b) O! ]4 ?5 I2 H H' WB.预告5 f% [/ C$ Z0 c0 `C.复习( f9 K8 @; L/ X: I3 HD.景色; V4 ]) P3 h, O& a$ I2 f& Y5 V
    【小题4】According to the passage,which is NOT true?
    A.It was the vocal talents that built Susan’s confidence.9 e, ^2 N. d3 M0 M9 A
    B.Susan Boyle was not good at her lessons when at school.0 ^2 R/ Q( a! g* e% ^7 K
    C.Susan Boyle became famous because of her appearance./ c6 W& L& g5 C2 S) e9 O
    D.Simon Cowell didn’t think Susan Boyle a good singer at the time sight.2 a0 @( b8 [ B) e0 J0 X
    【小题5】What can we learn from Susan Boyle’s success?
    A.It’s never too old to learn.
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    B.It’s easier to succeed at the age of 47.! ?( U' M% X/ F3 e- D/ N0 D/ W9 b
    C.If you have a dream,try to make it come true!, i; C+ E5 V3 a5 R. i
    D.If you are not able to study well,to be a singer instead.5 I. J% i2 W9 ^1 E# N

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  • The students were having their chemistry(化学)class. Miss Li was telling the children what water was like. After that, she asked her students, “What’s water?”No one spoke for a few minutes.Miss Li asked again,“Why don’t you answer my question?Didn’t I tell you what water is like?”
    Just then a boy put up his hand and said,“Miss Li,you told us that water has no colour and no smell.But where to find such kind of water?The water in the river behind my house is always black and it has a bad smell.”Most of the children agreed With him.
    “I’m sorry,children.”said the teacher,“Our water is getting dirtier and dirtier.That’s a problem.
    【小题1】The students were having their _______ class.  
    A.English5 C+ E. \0 M1 H! E" B' V B.Chinese M% M- @& D" V- a8 D C.chemistry1 W. P% P& _. ` D.maths0 Q$ D2 Q ], F$ U
    【小题2】Miss Li was telling the children what ______ was like.
    A.water- S! d7 H, N. a B.air; E! W& A" Z& i1 H, A0 d8 ?7 @ C.earth
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    D.weather) J% U2 \: [: H- _$ Y5 _/ H
    【小题3】A boy said,“The water in the river behind my house is always _______.”
    A.white/ V/ F9 a* `9 M6 C( h0 ?+ A( [4 E B.black) W8 E# F0 @9 B$ ]& C C.clean
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    D.clear/ H' Q. [3 H; I& c) A8 L' E
    【小题4】Most of the children _______ the boy.
    A.agreed with9 ^; Q$ L# d; R) f" W) C) N7 I8 R4 ` B.wrote to * Q* D3 F- P& \0 A
    C.heard from8 X5 E# e( S- X- P; E9 R* ] D.sent for+ G) F' ?% `" P3 C$ E
    【小题5】The water in the river has colour and smell because it is getting _______.
    A.more and more
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    B.less and less , R. W9 V4 B+ O) I0 A7 j
    C.cleaner and cleaner" T) A& g3 d7 j1 L D.dirtier and dirtier0 _9 I& O9 j, ^( B2 a

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  • 根据文章内容,判断下列句子正误,正确的写“A”,错误的写“B”。
    A young man goes to the city and buys himself a pair of socks. When he comes back home, he goes to his room and tries them on. He finds they are in different colours. One is blue but the other is green. He goes into the kitchen. His mother and his sister are cooking dinner. He says to them, “The new socks are in different colours. I should make them in the same colour. Would you like to do this for me?” His mother and sister are busy and they don’t say anything. When his mother finishes cooking, she goes to her son’s room and makes the green sock in blue. She comes back without saying a word to her son. After supper, his sister goes to her brother’s room and makes one blue sock in green without saying anything.
    【小题1】The young man buys a pair of shoes in the city.
    【小题2】The socks are in different colours, one is green and the other is blue.
    【小题3】The young man wants to make the socks in the same colour.
    【小题4】Mother makes the green sock in blue and tells his son what she did.
    【小题5】Finally, the socks are in the same colour.

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  • I’m Jack, and I am a middle school student. Yesterday  was the most exciting day in my life. I was on TV! This is my first time on TV. In the evening, Mum, Dad and I were watching a TV programme in the sitting room and there I was! This is how it happened.
    I was playing soccer in the park with my friends when a man and a woman came to us. The man had a camera. The woman had a microphone. “I’m from Channel 9,” she said. “Do you know the programme Kid’s Speak Out?” I did know it. I watched it often. It’s a weekly programme where kids say what they think about different things.
    “Would you like to be on it?” the woman asked me.
    I wanted to be on it and I thought my friends might also want to be on it, so I asked, “Can my friends be on it too?”
    “Sorry, only one of you can,” the woman said. “You can talk about it and decide which of you is going to be on the programme.”
    I asked my friends if they wanted to be on the programme. They didn’t, so I went on  it. The woman asked me a lot of questions. I thought carefully and tried to give sensible answers. When she finished, she said I was one of the best kids she’d spoken to! I felt very proud of myself. My mum and dad were proud of me too!
    【小题1】Jack was excited yesterday because he           .
    A.watched a TV programme with his parents
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    B.was on TV for the first time & V( O Y8 K$ F3 O" L
    C.played soccer in the park with his friends
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    D.saw the hosts of the programme Kid’s Speak Out0 I% f* L% c$ h/ h( G4 `
    【小题2】How did the thing happen?
    ①Jack asked his friends if they wanted to be on the programme.
    ②The woman asked Jack if he’d like to be on the programme.
    ③The woman asked Jack a lot of questions.
    ④Jack played soccer in the park with friends.
    ⑤Jack thought carefully and tried to give answers.
    A.④①③②⑤; N6 C. S; X/ e3 P B.④②①③⑤, S( P% O7 X3 ]* H9 P C.④③②①⑤+ G9 P2 ^9 j) Y Y D.④⑤③①②8 B+ f! U) _- _3 T Z8 a
    【小题3】What does the word sensible mean in the passage?
    A.明智的* ]/ H R- X# `4 M& ^" H0 \ B.可能的# E% h7 A4 g: N) Q) Y, V$ N) @ C.合理的, e1 W ?! Q" @: g, C* Y4 X D.正确的& Z# F \& P$ g$ X5 b* h
    【小题4】What can we know about Jack from the passage?
    A.Jack’s parents were proud of him.. h+ J& Z8 e) K+ d( ?4 L
    B.Jack was the top student at school.
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    C.Jack was afraid to be on the programme.6 \# U2 J( C: `
    D.Jack never watched the programme Kid’s Speak Out." X ^4 C" Y' f

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  • Hi! My name is Millie. I am from England. I am twelve years old. I am slim and tall. I have long hair. I like music. I listen to music every evening. I like reading and I am in the Reading Club. But I don’t like sports.
    Hello! I am Peter from America. But I live in Shanghai now. I am 13 years old. I wear glasses. I am tall and strong. My hair is very short. I like sports very much. Every afternoon, I play football on the playground at school. I am good at swimming too.
    This is Amy. I was born in Beijing and now I live in Nanjing. My father works in a hospital in Nanjing. So we come here. I am fourteen years old. I am short but strong. I like playing computer games. I am polite and helpful. I often help other students.
    【小题1】How old is Millie?
    A.Twelve6 c# d; e& g N3 S1 c. Q. Q B.Thirteen/ i: ?) I `5 T e C.Fourteen
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    D.Fifteen
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    【小题2】Where does Amy come from?
    A.England
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    B.America4 S2 D0 G* L* W C.Beijing7 L4 U- V7 O; @! V' c. ? D.Nanjing8 W- j4 U$ F' e% i5 A: O& _+ f0 X
    【小题3】Who wears a pair of glasses?
    A.Millie
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    B.Peter% g1 T4 a* G0 _9 W B0 O: T C.Simon8 Z7 L3 B- S R& i! \9 b, S D.Amy7 J$ T# G4 h4 P3 c2 S5 Y
    【小题4】What does Amy’s father do?
    A.A teacher.( f" L. I9 `' I B.A doctor.
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    C.A policeman.( G6 _; S3 f2 N ] V( A D.A cook.0 Y- J! T8 U; d, Q1 c5 R0 X
    【小题5】What is Peter like?
    A.Slim and tall.6 e5 I0 f7 A: O* _ B.Short and strong.
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    C.Tall and strong.7 Y( G2 R- i F" O% Q2 Z' d! N D.Thin and tall.
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  • Name: Tony Parker
    Age: 32
    Height: 188cm      From: France
    Basketball  Team (球队):
    San Antonio Spurs, America
    Good at: Singing
    Hobbies: Computer games, music
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    Name: Kevin Durant
    Age: 26
    Height: 206cm      From: America
    Basketball  Team:
    Oklahoma City Thunder, America
    Good at: Computer games
    Hobbies: Computer games, dancing
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    【小题1】Tony Parker and Kevin Durant are               .
    A.football players) @9 A" g4 Q1 \7 J& g8 b' N& e) ?! VB.singers4 j F% J& a7 U% F: I X/ _
    C.basketball players# V1 V, F" F& V7 e4 jD.football fans (迷)
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    【小题2】Tony Parker comes from          and plays for a team in         .
    A.America; America" Q; S5 d" ]2 T7 f# W) Q7 AB.France; America
    % C- L* G3 B5 O, M* d$ X# B
    C.America; France2 e3 i R; F8 Y# W! _9 \$ ED.France; France5 ^5 I% E1 B6 Z' h! i2 \
    【小题3】Kevin Durant is          cm tall.
    A.32$ U6 C8 \7 j# H: @3 S' M+ EB.188
    5 c# S& P1 j- X$ Z% d( b& c
    C.263 Z! Q6 C! f* `7 CD.206 H7 C, V2 W* C2 M! Y9 D
    【小题4】Both Tony Parker and Kevin Durant like         .
    A.dancing# M6 e: W! c N' A0 @ F9 [B.Singing2 E3 b! e( O/ G9 c
    C.music- H4 H: @5 K* N9 W6 HD.computer games9 C5 I$ R0 _4 R
    【小题5】Which of the following is TRUE?
    A.Tony Parker is 26 years old.5 D* O( @0 J6 i1 G4 Y. O1 T. ^
    B.They play for the same (同样的) team.; f- d9 L6 I+ [3 O# c! L
    C.Tony Parker is good at singing.. K- A0 W& C( K/ W
    D.They have the same hobbies.) @- `- S$ R h' e! E6 d9 T( G

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  • Once there was a man travelling in a faraway village. As he was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped. He found that these huge elephants were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains(锁链), no cages. It was clear that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their ropes but for some reason, they did not.
    He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and didn’t try to get away. “Well,” the trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they still believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can hold them, so they never try to break free.”
    How could it be? These animals could at any time break free from their ropes. But because they were always stuck(固定) right where they were, they believed they couldn’t.
    Just like the elephants, how many of us go through life believing that we cannot do something, just because we failed at it once before?
    We should never give up the struggle(斗争) in life.
    【小题1】Why do the elephants never try to break free from the ropes?
    A.Because they think they can not..
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    B.Because they are too old to do it.
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    C.Because they like their living places.+ ]9 A8 F1 B- c
    D.Because they get on well with the trainer.% _, a4 X b3 j L6 P5 [
    【小题2】How did the man feel after he heard what the trainer said?
    A.Moved. 6 `( T5 I2 e: ]4 b2 b B.Surprised.0 b4 h: d4 H# O
    C.Angry. 1 X4 Z. `! L% K' ^8 b9 f0 M, A" _ D.Nervous./ h0 V' I# T0 U- F" f: E
    【小题3】Which of the following is the missing part(空白处) in the last paragraph?
    A.Failing is part of learning2 d, h0 c/ H0 [7 Z! S! ]
    B.We should be different from others- [( U R5 j' i2 A" M1 B
    C.Helping animals is helping ourselves
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    D.Travelling always makes people relaxed5 ?# @8 g4 f" C+ h& E
    【小题4】What is the best title for this text?
    A.A Pleasant Trip! ^3 i; A! c9 i! ?5 d B.A Cruel Trainer5 h, Y3 R3 A2 Q) N. Z0 f E" h
    C.Elephant Training" G, E/ j+ c1 e/ e5 U D.The Elephant Rope ]6 ]9 i+ E3 X4 I& K1 H4 ]& Z* h

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  • I am an English boy. My name is Peter. I’m twelve. My dad and mom are English teachers. I have a sister. Her name is Mary and she is twelve years old, too. We are in China now. Mary and I study(学习) in Beijing No.14 Junior High School. We are in the same grade, but we aren’t in the same class.
    Mary has a cat. It looks nice. It has a small mouth and two big eyes. It is white.
    We have good friends here. We help each other(互相)
    根据短文内容,判断正(A)误(B)。
    【小题1】Peter is from the USA.
    【小题2】Mary is in Beijing No.4 Junior High School.
    【小题3】They are in England now.
    【小题4】Mary has a black cat.
    【小题5】They have friends in China.

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  • Once upon a time there was a man in a small town. He had two children, a boy and a girl. The boy was good-looking but the girl was not.
    One day they found a mirror(镜子)for the first time and they saw what they looked like. The boy was very happy and he said to his sister, “How handsome I am! I look much nicer than you!”
    The girl did not like what her brother said and gave him a hard push(推). “Go away!” she said.
    Their father saw what was happening. He went up to them and said to the boy, “You must always BE good as well as LOOK good.”
    Then to the girl he said, “my dear, if you help everyone and do your best to make him happy, everyone will love you. It does not matter that you are not as good-looking as your brother.”
    【小题1】Once upon a time a man had __________.
    A.a good-looking boy* e: R5 c, j7 Y5 [# M) _5 G
    B.a good-looking girl6 B1 G, _; i' P& S, e) Q5 S
    C.two good-looking children 5 A& ?- \' D$ i# S
    D.a boy and a girl2 h& a+ W2 J9 N
    【小题2】The boy was happy because he __________.
    A.found a mirror! ?+ S8 _, G% G& c" I* g2 B
    B.knew he looked as nice as his sister2 B" ?- K& J* W" U* Q. A4 N B
    C.was handsome% f4 N- ^2 D9 [" E
    D.she was not happy with her brother
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    【小题3】The girl gave the boy a hard push because __________.
    A.she was stronger% O5 G G, h S% S# J
    B.what her brother said was wrong+ ]0 K4 T' O$ I. Y' b+ C" a
    C.her father loved her1 W0 M$ i# L6 j. j& K9 C5 X
    D.she was not happy with her brother' a& A! K9 S4 M. L2 \2 N' c; Y4 F Z
    【小题4】Father told the girl that __________.
    A.it was important to be good-looking1 O8 B+ B$ P: \; J* i# c# Q2 J
    B.it was a good thing not to be good-looking) K- [1 R( `7 K7 M) C
    C.if she did her best to help people, she would enjoy people’s love0 K8 g5 I9 C. C/ A
    D.she was as good-looking as her brother' E0 H! c* Z: W) H$ Z* O* `0 i
    【小题5】What can we learn from this story?
    A.To be good to people is more important than to be good-looking.
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    B.To be good-looking is very important.2 ^) `5 [8 F7 a- G/ X
    C.If you want to make yourself good-looking, you must be good to people.: Y. F0 Y3 j. ^( I5 F
    D.If you often help people, you will become more and more beautiful.9 Y% G- P4 e4 B) f7 M0 L

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