• “Everything happens for the best,” my mother said whenever things weren’t going my way. “Don’t worry, one day your luck will change.”
Mother was right, as I discovered after I had finished my college education. I had decided to try for a job in radio. One day, I wanted to host(主持) a sports program. I went to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station. But I got turned down every time.
In one station, a kind lady said my problem was that I hadn’t got enough experience. “ Get some work with a small station and work your way up,” she said.
I went back home. I couldn’t get a job there, either. Then my dad told me a businessman had opened a store and needed someone to help him. But again, I didn’t get the job.
I felt really down. “ Your luck will change,” Mom said to me. Dad lent me the car to help me to look for my job. I tried another radio station in Iowa. But the owner, a nice man, told me he had already had someone.
As I left his office, I asked, “How can someone be a sports announcer(播音员) if he can’t get a job in a radio station?”
I was waiting for the lift when I heard the man call. “ What did you mean? Do you know anything about football?” He put me in front of a microphone and asked me to try to imagine that I was giving my opinion on a football game, I succeeded.
On my way home, Mom’s words came back to me, “One day your luck will change, Son. And when it happens, it’ll feel doubly(加倍的) good because of all the hard work you’ve had.” At that moment I knew what just what she meant.
【小题1】 What’s the writer’s ideal (理想的) job?  A．A sportsman B．A shop assistant C．A sports announcer D．A businessman
【小题2】Why didn’t the writer get the job in Chicago?  A．because he was too young B．Because he didn’t get college education C．Because he’s got a good-looking person D．Because he hadn’t got enough experience
【小题3】Which of the following is true according to the article? A．You just need wait for some time, then luck will come. B．Luck will come if you try your best to do everything. C．It’s important for you to wait for luck. D．You should trust your mother.
【小题4】The sentence “But I got turned down every time.” Means “______” A．But I was refused every time B．But I was successful every time C．But I lost my way every time D．But the door of every station was always closed
【小题5】What’s the best title of this passage?  A．Mother’s words B．Everything Happens For The Best C．No One Is Always Lucky D．To Find A Job In Radio Is Difficult

• This is a song millions of Americans will hear this New Year’s Eve. It is called Auld Lang Syne (《友谊地久天长》)。 It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem. It tells about the need to remember old friends.
The words “Auld Lang Syne” mean “old long since”. No one knows who wrote the poem first. However, a version (版本) by Scottish poet Robert Burns was published（出版）in 1796. The words and the music we know today first appeared in a songbook three years later.
The song is played in the United States mainly on New Year’s Eve. The version you are hearing today is by the Washington Saxophone Quartet. As we end our program with Auld Lang Syne, I would like to wish all our radio friends a very Happy New Year! This is Buddy Thomas.
【小题1】This passage is from ___________. A．a newspaper9 L; ]/ D. 0 j: ?% G% d6 W8 U B．a magazine1 ?; ?. N3 V0 b/ I( c C．a TV program0 G: h: W! V [$N D．a radio program" \7 @! G% g, F+ Y4 ] 【小题2】Who is introducing Auld Lang Syne to us ? A．Robert Burns! U' D! c" _7 P% ?. g, W' Z B．the Washington Saxophone Quartet$ C+ B2 E8 b6 ?6 S1 f C．Buddy Thomas/ ]* ?7 X; D B- g8 B) D( B; c' _ D．The passage doesn’t tell us.+ a; U# K X. Y' ?
【小题3】The words and the music of Auld Lang Syne we know today first appeared _________. A．in 17906 L' i- Z8 A( A, W# Y B．in 1793; T3 i1 e# M2 M4 Z/ U/ O) h R C．in 17962 X; S, U" i6 f D．in 1799* [# I2 U5 d$i0 C5 B! I) ]% b6 Y$ \

• Several years ago， a television reporter was talking to three of the most important people in America. One was a very rich banker, another owned one of the largest companies in the world, and the third owned many buildings in the center of New York.
The reporter was talking to them about being important. “How do we know if someone is really important?” the reporter asked the banker. The banker thought for a few moments and then said,” I think anybody who is invited to the Whiter House to meet the President of the United States is really important. ”
The reporter then turned to the owner of the very large company. “Do you agree with that?” she asked. The man shook his head, “No. I think the President invites a lot of people to the White House. You’d only be important if while you were visiting the President, there was a telephone call from the president of another country, and the President of the US said he was too busy to answer it. ”
The reporter turned to the third man. “Do you think so?” “No, I don’t.” he said. “I don’t think that makes the visitor important. That makes the President important. ” “Then what would make the visitor important?” the reporter and the other two men asked.
“Oh, I think if the visitor to the White House was talking to the President and the phone rang, and the President picked up the receiver, listened and then said, “It’s for you.”
【小题1】There are _______ in this passage. A．two men and two women+ h% h& b. . _ B．three men and one woman% d* [' b g4 I& [) [8 Y, J C．three women and one man: ?' \. H& j. I D．four women8 ^! f0 e0 Z( F) i2 ^ e! H% b
【小题2】The banker thought _______. A．he was really important because he was a rich banker- ]/ E c3 V( M- V! [ B．the visitor to the White House was really important' Q- P9 ] B" C& ^( C0 C C．the visitor who met the President of the United States% [, R0 G; R: a4 P) H D．the reporter was really important+ ]2 [0 M5 ^4 b
【小题3】 The owner of many buildings thought _______. A．he was really important because he owned many buildings in the center of New York7 M2 ?# [7 c- R( W9 C B．the owner of the very large company was really important4 R" D3 \5 X' M7 J C．the visitor was really important if he was talking to the President and the President received a telephone call for the visitor/ Q/ W' g" W) Q' L; M D．the person who worked in the White House was really important5 [8 h* i. f( T; T* A2 S

• Hi! My name is Robert and I live in Chicago. My school is called Parkside Elementary.  It is Jake and Elizabeth’s school too.  Michael and Trevor’s school is called Lincoln Middle School.  In the USA many students go to elementary school between the ages of 5-10, then middle school between the ages of 11-13, and then a four year high school, and last but not least, many people go to college or vocational school. Our elementary school starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:20 pm. We go to school on Monday through Fridays and have the weekends off.
Some of the favorite sports here in America are basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, and more. But, my favorite sport is football. My favorite player in the NFL (National Football League) is Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears ( the Bears are my favorite team too).
Americans wear jeans, a shirt, socks, shoes, and sometimes a hat. I usually wear a baseball hat, my favorite pants, and my favorite shirt. My pants have 4 pockets on it, and my shirt has red and black stripes on it.
There is no common agreement in the west about the best method of education. Many views can be found among parents, teachers, and students.
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【小题1】Students in elementary school stay at school for about ________days. A．four! f3 N3 I% ^% Z8 e4 @ B．five2 j( i: F5 i4 R2 f4 W" j! I( h C．six5 i# e7 U, T, N- g D．seven* f& h, c# c4 Y% B5 R! B! N7 f# b
【小题2】 The writer’s favorite sport is __________. A．basketball# W; ^& g. \% a B．baseball2 E8 \$G9 N, I# a" Y. [6 M C．hockey; ^" J$ \* ]! V+ V D．football/ W" X. I& j0 d) h* T0 E
【小题3】The third passage mainly tells us __________. A．the writer’s favorite sports) Y7 _0 Q6 L6 ^; P- H0 S) N) W& I, a$S B．the writer’s favorite food- G0 C( ]4 ?- C0 D" h1 U& ?$ f: [ C．the writer’s favorite clothes& I6 ^9 _2 V. e! ^' Q D．the writer’s favorite color* ^2 P Y7 a/ P; B
【小题4】“views”in the last passage means _________ in Chinese. A．视野' i( j2 R i( O: b, K; ]' A B．风景7 W' U' J" ?6 i* I0 e; H5 E$1 d/ L2 a C．见解7 P% F: T9 ?1 U; L6 R" ?* i, j- j9 a D．检查7 M$ g. N: U' W9 G, D3 Q4 ^

• Have successful people ever felt sad? Do they have any "secrets" to success? The answers to these questions can be found in US president Barack Obama’s "back to school" speech. Here is a small part of his speech.
I know that sometimes, after watching TV, you may feel that you can be rich and successful without any hard work--that your ticket to success is through rapping (饶舌音乐) or basketball or being a TV star. But when chances come, you may not succeed.
The truth is, being successful is hard. And you may not succeed at everything the first time you try. That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world have had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected(退稿)12 times before it finally came out. Michael Jordan lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career (职业生涯). But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures beat you--you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.
No one’s born being good at things. You become good at things through hard work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
And even when you’re struggling(挣扎), even when you’re discouraged(泄气), and you feel like other people have given up on you--don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.
【小题1】Why does Barack Obama talk about JK Rowling and Michael Jordan in the second paragraph?  A．To show that these two famous persons are different. 9 Y1 O/ B: S6 O' f# P" J" R& ?# H B．To show that writing and sports are difficult skills. ) _2 D* b4 T2 I* R G C．To show that the two persons were treated unfairly. # e) Z8 f) T' V" U% e- [3 B D．To show that being successful is hard.; L, R% N& @* j
【小题2】Barack Obama believes ____________ in his speech.  A．you can be rich and successful without any hard work 6 a0 _ @ \- K1 A9 ! E5 W0 W4 G B．you may succeed at everything the first time you try ( J, c6 H" @: g A- J O$V5 V C．you can’t let your failures beat you ) D2 g, j; O* L$ c* f V# ^ D．you shouldn’t ask other people for help% ?4 [& K2 [8 J/ R; Z% Z% W
【小题3】What does the underlined sentence mean?  A．If you’re discouraged, you should give up on yourself. : @! R% ^& Z- K% D, G& ]) ? B．You should believe in yourself no matter how difficult it is. 3 j2 L7 c3 j& ^' i8 i' P: @ C．When you’re struggling, you’ll feel like other people have given up on you. & d) V+ M. T: I$W, ? D．If you are not struggling or discouraged, you can give up on yourself.* g) [$ c9 H1 e I1 Y3 L
【小题4】What’s the best title of this small part of Mr. Obama’s speech?  A．The way to succeed9 a# @8 X8 b3 g. \6 P5 g& Q B．Failures can help you + _% I1 ?, g' ]+ d& b# O C．Don’t give up on yourself E c- K7 _; G$R7 i3 C7 J$ S D．Barack Obama’s success3 i7 X$a+ g$ O; N7 T e; Y4 S8 

Learning English Programs in China
 Days C& E1 Y% I, M2 P1 [! ?8 a9 N Times/ D* S5 D( _1 f+ U Dates" B/ R9 _. b: M# _4 K0 c+ @, F/ Z5 ? Programs# L6 _+ L; G9 d# F) D" V* O ? Monday H' c7 Q ]8 _ 06:459 Y+ V& T% W( g0 h 8 Dec ~ 27 Mar/ a0 O- U6 J( T7 Y' ^ World news1 T5 D4 d/ V! a8 h9 S% _* ^) [ 19:454 G* b4 W. H3 I- ?; N 26 Jan ~ 24 Feb8 V( c) j: C" 0 M Radio English Test7 G: @! E; W( ]9 h 20:45, a- j; i1 C3 J( ?- . F$B( b 8 Dec ~ 31 Jan4 W% I/ X2 i6 j) a' [# g$ h* j Grammar Lesson b" Z: g W g-  Tuesday* @7 \0 B% I7 N) i+ F7 S 06:45&20:45" H7 G3 c( d6 Z" P 9 Dec ~ 3 Feb0 \" D# R6 P0 W8 I7 B2 Z Talk about Business+ ]7 K9 ?, F7 O! Z8 B J 19:307 R. _- N- i6 @$^! V1 V 9 Dec ~ 3 Feb! T8 a3 U9 M+ W8 a* \; K( h! N Grammar Lesson( Z4 \& L; ]2 j/ ^ Wednesday" ]& b" N! O& C4 ; N, S/ R 19:454 W: F7 g/ L. V; e5 i 10 Dec~ 31 Mar2 [6 P! P( L# F Language Study$ _) S5 D- ]* ^5 \' \$U) b Y 20:45# E: W, B$ Q( ^& P7 R6 X i4 Q( h- W 10 Dec ~4 Feb3 f# G% O+ I2 f4 Y; ^8  The Market 2+ G' U; I0 O% V# G9 b Thursday) ]3 H" Z: d5 K" X% J 06:45&19:30) J& Q/ X- E2 Z& U 11 Dec ~ 5 Feb2 M5 [* @2 G2 C* K# C: S; W The Market 2- M B. J! b' c- [ W, h( P 19:455 Z0 i; D3 ^ \/ P! K3 d. h 11 Dec ~ 8 Jan' g0 C1 G" Y* f5 H _2 d/ G9 D* B The Big Stories" Z) B. [7 @9 B0 U/ D Friday+ A1 M* j; B, D; g# K1 \$L% J 06:45! f* E6 ]. @% J2 $ O( Y! F' \ 12 Dec ~ 6 Feb1 d2 K0 B' I4 h Grammar Lesson) [- B; R( Y7 C% Y 19:30( G. D6 i2 a* a; b& J( ?+ P1 X 12 Dec ~ 6 Feb8 [8 Y S' J) A& [3 W6 g1 ? Talk about Business6 B W$? ?# e; B- P$ ^2 I 20:455 @ U3 I' H4 N: h0 Y+ G! E' A! V 12 Dec ~ 2 Apr7 ) 5 ?8 D3 c U2 W9 h World News1 e6 @/ b+ M9 f7 Q Saturday! f7 T0 C5 H8 A5 F K, B2 e 06:45&19:30! \, d; _$^8 E* G! W) J 6 Dec ~ 27 Mar h7 c" A" L6 E+ F' ] World News, g3 V; F/ T1 E. S" O1 I0 f3 C 19:452 b! f. g' E. G# I5 Z 6 Dec ~ 10 Jan, I/ L$ R4 D% A e The Food of Love e' g j# e# S Sunday8 S, G% : ^1 H9 L9 U" a 06:45 a1 Y6 P3 g( V9 g 7 Dec ~1 Feb5 a" R* a" i9 W0 ^ Talk about Business8 ^3 D% I9 g' e, \ 20:45! R( c2 E- T3 b. S*  P 7 Dec ~1 Feb* O% P" ^2 Y% ]* J. @4 I The Market 2# ]! g: c% V/ B* B- ^9 d' P 23:15: X6 e6 L5 F: ]. i# g8 I, j 7 Dec ~ 28 Dec5 Y: b6 Z) T8 W4 i9 a: h Grammar Lesson3 g4 U1 J, _$@1 a( [$ ]
【小题1】This timetable tells you that you can learn English through the programs____. A．in the magazine* c. B3 V+ O. i- Z+ c. I B．on TV) g; b$S! j! \7 R3 d' Z1 H) W% C C．over the radio; N! L* E( h. Z) U8 f" ^5 H7 c D．in the book0 R8 P+ I8 [" h 【小题2】If you weak in grammar, you can listen to the “Grammar Lesson” on________. A．Friday and Saturday. Y3 C2 f5 @1 i: F3 e+ f B．Tuesday and Wednesday6 f) ! J \; T- G C．Tuesday and Friday" P' K S) G8 A- M8 A D．Saturday and Sunday* Z. ], B$ V* g( K9 A0 d! Z
【小题3】If you want to know what’s happening around the world, you may choose the program _______. A．World News: _2 F( X7 R7 a0 B ?6 L B．The Market 21 B# i. ] B. X! e7 T; c C．Talk about Business0 a# I$[" d* i% d+ K! ]0 L! S D．The Food of Love5 [5 V/ f8 f3 b5 T) i; W3 ?$ E3 a' P0 

• Miss Li is a teacher. She teaches in a middle school. She gets up at half past five in the morning. She has breakfast at 6:00.After that she goes to school by bike. She gets there very early. She cleans her desks and chairs for other teachers. Classes begin at 8:00.She and the other teachers work hard. She goes home at 4:00 in the afternoon. Then she does some housework .After dinner she reads books and goes over the students’ homework. She goes to bed at about ten.
【小题1】Miss Li works _______ A．in a shop/ a1 b; R+ g* h0 h B．in a middle school( f! L: N3 D0 E) - ^ C．on farm C4 G* ]0 H ^6 R0 f( E D．in a factory '8 C8 [& G; ^% h! S& ^
【小题2】She get up at _______ in the morning.. A．5:l04 U; W& h9 i2 @ B．5:202 a- G9 b8 K0 E9 S7 K R/ e C．5:300 c6 N! X0 # X1 A D．5:45! Y+ g1 Q$0 E4 c! Q/ g( I# F/ K( M 【小题3】She goes to work_______. A .late B at night C. early D. on foot 【小题4】She does some housework ______ A．at 4:305 T& B5 N9 M3 c B．before 4:40' ^, T' M! ?4 ^9 U( [" M C．after 4:00/ P7 A/ d( L( h) J1 M D．in the morning: D; O8 C; A% R/ V 【小题5】After supper she ____. A．reads books2 L$ [ d4 ]) i f3 3 B1 H B．goes over the students' homework$X. X. K+ g H+ M$ a" Z/ W C．both A and B- c: Z( @4 L! Y: d D．watches TV1 S8 F; S+ B; @. ! P

• Tommy：Hello, Tina.
Tina: Hello, Tommy.
Tommy: I can’t find my cat（猫）. Tina, do you see it？
Tina: No, I don’t. Is it under the chair？
Tommy: No.
Tina: Is it behind(在……后面)the door?
Tommy: Let me see. My schoolbag is here. Where is my cat?
Tina: Hey, Tommy. Look,it’s on your bed.
Tommy: Yes. Thank you,Tina. Mimi,come here.
【小题1】   is looking for寻找 the cat. A．Tommy8 G6 G, I( i& Z% E" e B．Mimi+ C* H% ]- A6 I7 V; B* e1 E% I; e/ O C．Tina Z( Y, d/ E7 J! j D．I don’t know1 f% S2 F- T) P
【小题2】Where is the cat？ A．It is under the chair.' \3 \% c1 F: \, D: \! P$Z5 b B．It is on the bed." N8 ]1 N. J5 @2 ?% [ C．It is behind the door.- C1 H i% J$ U; D5 S, N$J/ B D．It is in the schoolbag.7 F* V5 Q+ f3 c- F: ? 【小题3】What is the name of the cat? A．Tina: G3 ]: N' U# F" X$ i) M/ K B．Tommy6 e* U/ ]: K" D4 b( Z" [ C．Mimi/ 1 ^3 \' c* h% [- a' E D．Mike. b% D: E5 f3 C4 _
【小题4】What is behind the door? A．Tina’s cat4 @2 9 b4 [' \- V9 Z) @( b B．Tina’s schoolbag* Y' I/ ]# B6 L9 N# [( B C．Tommy’s cat& F# a9 V/ @+ U( @3 H" f# f" R D．Tommy’sschoolbag9 Z, E: B( H$W! K7 Q 【小题5】 finds the cat finally最后. A．Mimi( L% e4 U/ X, D% F- C6 b) S3 K B．Jim) V# [0 C. ]3 G6 T. f C．Tommy) @9 Z3 @. c! @/ H D．Tina' h5 b+ h3 j* H/ J# L • There are few experiences quite pleasant as getting a good idea．You've had a problem, you've thought about it till you were tired; you've forgotten it and perhaps slept on it, and then flash! When you weren't thinking about it, suddenly the answer has come to you, as a present from the gods．You're pleased with it, and feel good．It may not be right, but at least you can try it out．Of course all ideas don't come like that, but the interesting thing is that so many do, particularly the most important one．They come into the mind, glowing（燃烧）with the heat of creation． 【小题1】The most important ideas ____． A．come when you are tired ) i2 S$ O+ H2 c& R: W2 c5 F B．are always right % Q4 Q8 ^! c1 \9 S( i1 B& h C．are pleasing but not good # K1 d0 G! j1 Z D．come as if they send out brightness and warmth, K4 B# J3 M! b3 f* F$h( V9 a 【小题2】The ideas coming into the mind are worth ____． A．thinking about 7 a- H/ b7 - V. L9 C* U B．dreaming d& G# c& P8 6 Q$ _# D C．trying out 0 [7 f. Z8 B0 \, S7 V( ?, d, B D．sleeping on; j' d1 a4 T2 [) C3 N/ R3 
【小题3】What does “so many do” mean in the third paragraph?  A．Interesting ideas always turn out to be true．8 _+ c) C. X6 H' h% O! d B．Many ideas often come suddenly．. d! ; ] a3 ]: I# B2 \2 h C．Many interesting things happen suddenly．( ?$W6 I5 Q2 F2 H' C( D D．Many important ideas suddenly come from the gods．9 Q# b8 g$ d- F2 [) U0 ]- ^, A

• We have a new house．It has blue windows and a red door．There is a big garden in front of the house．There are many flowers in it．They are red, yellow, pink and white．We have a dog and a cat now．The dog’s name is Brownie．She is brown and yellow．The cat’s name is Tabby．He is black and grey．They are lovely．Dad, Mum, Brownie, Tabby and I are a happy family．
【小题1】What color are the windows? A．Blue: M' e0 f& E; # \ B．Yellow, W% A2 F1 c' W Q C．Red; d: R! L- M5 ^ W4 D4 d% L. ] D．Brown% ?" A6 I& @9 L) W& d% K2 F)
【小题2】Is the garden big? A．No,It isn’t3 C$A7 _) d8 _) Y: ^, K% _ B．Yes,It is4 : S( P5 L0 H, \, a* O" U C．It’s small．, \9 i, ]$ _7 L! F1 E D．I don’t know．( B: f. A) [' d; g
【小题3】Tabby is ____________． A．black and white: ]- e) G2 b+ ^: K" b7 P9 H' g2 d! U B．brown and yellow! Q I) A2 @& h" O, K3 F/ g/ h" b1 C. d C．a dog7 3 U8 P) ?7 V D．a cat) e ^1 Y2 g2 O7 M
【小题4】In Chinese “lovely” means _____________． A．讨厌的, h5 C# R* a' J' f0 B2 $[1 ] B．懒的$ Z( S/ j. V2 A8 G, Q! O% T+ d( I C．可爱的* ^+ D# E" J6 B8 K2 H. 6 d D．辛苦的# ]! F& O\$ [9 i, N) i: c) c
【小题5】There are ____________ people in Ben’s family． A．Five+ S! R+ b7 ?7 O- A2 i B．Two8 e d+ @4 h X* [ C．Three' e( F1 Q8 X) I! I A2 h D．Four6 N1 R& ?) F2 I8 [6 `8 g: P