It was a village in India．The people were poor．However, they were not unhappy．After all, their forefathers had lived in the same way for centuries．
Then one day, some visitors from the city arrived．They told the villagers there were some people elsewhere who liked to eat frog’s legs．However, they did not have enough frogs of their own, and so they wanted to buy frogs from other places．
This seemed like money for nothing．There were millions of frogs in the fields around, and they were no use to the villagers．All they had to do was catch them．Agreement was reached, and the children were sent into the fields to catch frogs．Every week a truck arrived to collect the catch and hand over the money．For the first time, the people were able to dream of a better future．But the dream didn’t last long．
The change was hardly noticed at first, but it seemed as if the crops were not doing so well．More worrying was that the children fell ill more often, and, there seemed to be more insects around lately．
The villagers decided that they couldn’t just wait to see the crops failing and the children getting weak．They would have to use the money earned to buy pesticides(杀虫剂) and medicines．Soon there was no money left．
Then the people realized what was happening．It was the frog．They hadn’t been useless．They had been doing an important job—eating insects．Now with so many frogs killed, the insects were increasing more rapidly．They were damaging the crops and spreading diseases．
Now, the people are still poor．But in the evenings they sit in the village square and listen to sounds of insects and frogs．These sounds of the night now have a much deeper meaning．
1．From paragraph 1 we learn that the villagers
A．were poor but somewhat content (满足的)
B．worked very hard for centuries
C．dreamed of having a better life
D．lived a different life from their forefathers
2．Why did the villagers agree to sell frogs ?
A．The frogs made too much noise．
B．They needed money to buy medicine．
C．They wanted to please the visitors．
D．The frogs were easy money．
3．What might be the cause of the children’s sickness?
A．The crops didn't do well．
B．There were too many insects．
C．The visitors brought in diseases．
D．The pesticides were overused．
4．What can we infer推断 from the last sentence of the text ?
A．The harmony(和谐) between man and nature is important．
B．Health is more important than money．
C．Happiness comes from peaceful life in the country．
D．Good old days will never be forgotten．
Her attractive lips seemed to speak words of kindness, while her eyes appeared to seek（寻找） out the good in people．“You have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others．” She used to say．
It was for this rare charm and inner beauty that British movie star Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was named the most naturally beautiful woman of all time in June, 2004．
“Her skin looks fresh in all her films and her warm and lively personality really shines through,” said one beauty expert．
Life was never easy for Hepburn．Shortly after her parents’ painful divorce when she was nine, she found herself in the Netherlands at the start of World War II．Hepburn watched helplessly as several of her relatives were killed．She survived by eating tulip bulbs and carried secret messages for the resistance in her ballet shoes．
She dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer but was told she was too tall and not talented enough to be a success．
Hepburn then turned to musicals and spent most of her time as a chorus girl (舞女)．She had some small movie roles but it was not until Roman Holiday (1953) that she became a star．With her good manners and delicate figure, she was perfect in the role of a European princess．She took the Best Actress Oscar for her performance．
In 1988 Hepburn began her most important role—as a Goodwill Ambassador(大使) for UNICEF(United Nations Children’s Fund)．She traveled to the poorest places, doing her best to provide care and create awareness of the difficult situations in which some children live．
When Hepburn passed away, a message displayed at her funeral read, “In losing Audrey, the world not only lost a movie star, we lost a princess, an angel, a person who inspired us all and whose selfless and loving examples shall always be remembered．”
1．When Hepburn began to act as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, how many years had passed since her parents’ divorce?
2．What is the purpose of the last paragraph?
A．To tell readers about Audrey Hepburn’s death．
B．To think highly of Audrey Hepburn’s whole life．
C．To tell readers the message displayed at Audrey Hepburn’s funeral．
D．To say goodbye to Audrey Hepburn．
3．Which of the following best describes Audrey Hepburn’s life?
A．Difficult and lucky．
B．Miserable and smooth．
C．Hard and successful．
D．Easy and smooth．
4．What would be the best title for the passage?
A．Beauty Is Not Just Skin Deep．
B．Beauty Is Just Skin Deep．
C．Beauty Never Stays Forever．
D．A World-famous Beauty expert
I was never very neat, while my roommate Kate was extremely organized．Each of her objects had its place, but mine always hid somewhere．She even labeled(贴标签) everything．I always looked for everything．Over time, Kate got neater and I got messier．She would push my dirty clothing over, and I would lay my books on her tidy desk．We both got tired of each other．
War broke out one evening．Kate came into the room．Soon, I heard her screaming, “Take your shoes away! Why under my bed!” Deafened, I saw my shoes flying at me．I jumped to my feet and started yelling．She yelled back louder．
The room was filled with anger．We could not have stayed together for a single minute but for a phone call．Kate answered it．From her end of the conversation, I could tell right away her grandma was seriously ill．When she hung up, she quickly crawled(爬)under her covers, sobbing．Obviously, that was something she should not go through alone．All of a sudden, a warm feeling of sympathy rose up in my heart．
Slowly, I collected the pencils, took back the books, made my bed, cleaned the socks and swept the floor, even on her side．I got so into my work that I even didn’t notice Kate had sat up．She was watching, her tears dried and her expression one of disbelief．Then, she reached out her hands to grasp mine．I looked up into her eyes．She smiled at me, “Thanks．”
Kate and I stayed roommates for the rest of the year．We didn’t always agree, but we learned the key to living together: giving in, cleaning up and holding on．
1．What made Kate so angry one evening?
A．She couldn’t find her books．
B．She heard the author shouting loud．
C．She got the news that her grandma was ill．
D．She saw the author’s shoes beneath her bed．
2．The author tidied up the room most probably because
A．She was scared by Kate’s anger．
B．She hated herself for being so messy
C．She wanted to show her care
D．She was asked by Kate to do so
3．How is Paragraph 1 mainly developed?
A．By analyzing分析 causes．
B．By showing differences．
C．By describing a process过程．
D．By following time order．
4．What might be the best title for the story?
A．My Friend Kate
B．Hard Work Pays Off
C．How to Be Organized
D．Learning to Be Roommates
There have always been a lot of commonly believed but false ideas about being fat and doing exercise．Some people believe that they can’t help putting on weight as they get older, while others hold that if they stop exercising, their muscles will turn into fat．Here are some more myths:
I’ll never lose weight---I come from a fat family
Wrong! While we can’t change the body type we are born with, we can’t blame our genes for making us fat．There’s plenty of evidence that fatness runs in families, and the main reason is that they share the same habits of eating too much and exercising too little．
I am fat because I burn calories slowly
Wrong! Fatness is not caused by a slow metabolism(新陈代谢)．In fact, although fat people consume 消耗more energy than slim people, they also fail to realize how much they eat! Keeping a diary can help you work out your daily food intake more accurately．
Exercise is boring
Wrong! Anything will become boring if you do it repetitively．The key is to develop a balanced and varied多样的 program that’s fun as well as progressive．If you enjoy a Sunday walk, take a difference route．If you do yoga, try a tai chi class．If you like swimming, set yourself a distance or time challenge．
No pain, no gain
Wrong! Exercise is not meant to hurt．Indeed, pain is your body telling you something’s wrong, and continuing to exercise could lead to serious injury．You may experience mild discomfort as you begin to exercise regularly, but this is adapting to the positive changes in your lifestyle and the aches should disappear relatively quickly．If you don’t, rest and seek medical advice．
1．What does the author think about being fat?
A．It is the family genes that make people fat．
B．People are fat because they consume too little energy．
C．A diary of exercise can prevent people from becoming fat．
D．It is the result of people’s unbalanced lifestyle．
2．According to the author, how can we make exercise more interesting?
A．By taking varied exercise．
B．By choosing simple exercise．
C．By doing regular exercise．
D．By sticking to（坚持）outdoor exercise．
3．What is the purpose of the passage?
A．To state the importance of keeping fit．
B．To clarify(澄清) some misunderstandings about fatness and exercise．
C．To test what has long been believed about keeping fit．
D．To explain some medical facts about being fat and doing exercise．
For Rachael and Leigh Barman, there is only one wish on their Christmas list this year---that their sick daughter Paige should survive/live until December 25．Fifteen-year-old Paige suffers from ___1___rare brain disease, ____2___affects(影响) as few as 12 people in the world, and could kill her any day _____3___warning(警告)．
And her condition has gone even ____4____ (bad) in recent months．Her parents filled the family home with Christmas decorations ___5____ September 1st so she could enjoy the rest of her life．Since then, she has ___6___ (regular) opened Christmas presents and received visitors---but she sleeps for up to 19 hours a day, her parents knowing that each time she closes her eyes, she may never wake up．
Mrs．Barman ____7_____(describe) dealing with the condition as “like being on death row” as she never knew if ___8_____ daughter would wake up the next morning．
The mother said: “She always loves Christmas and I get my heart _____9____(break) when I see her suffering like this．Our best Christmas present would be having Paige with us at Christmas．No matter ____10____ she leaves the world, we make sure that she is always happy．”