A wise man was walking from one town to another with a few of his followers, and they happened to pass a lake. So they stopped there to ____26____ for a while, and the wise man said to one of his followers, “I am very thirsty. Could you please ____27____ me some water from the lake?” The follower walked to the lake as the wise man requested.
Some people were washing clothes in the water, and right at that moment, several carts ( 手推车 ) started crossing the lake. ____28____ , the water became very muddy ( 泥泞的 ). Then he went back and told the wise man that the water was very muddy and not ____29____ to drink.
After they had rested for about half an hour, the wise man again asked the ____30____ follower to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. As requested, the follower went to the lake again. This time he found that all the mud had settled ( 沉淀 ) to the ____31____ . The water was very clear and looked fit to drink. So he ____32____ his water bottle and took it to the wise man.
The wise man took the water bottle and drank, then looked up at the follower. “See what you did to make the water clean?” he said. “You let it be for a while and the mud settled down on its own, ____33____ you could get some clear drinking water. Your mind can also be like that lake when it is disturbed ( 被搅乱的 ) by something. If you just let it be and give it a little ____34____ , it will most likely settle down on its own _____35_____ being put in any effort ( 努力 )at all to calm it.”
26 ． A ． rest B ． look C ． watch D ． see
27 ． A ． get B ． give C ． take D ． carry
28 ． A ． However B ． Instead C ． In fact D ． As a result
29 ． A ． fit B ． able C ． important D ． interesting
30 ． A ． different B ． same C ． other D ． left
31 ． A ． top B ． side C ． bottom D ． lake
32 ． A ． got B ． finished C ． reached D ． filled
33 ． A ． so that B ． in order to C ． because D ． when
34 ． A ． water B ． money C ． time D ． air
35 ． A ． without B ． with C ． after D ． like
The 17-year-old student is trying to ________ a robot which can think like a human.
A ． discover B ． organize C ． invent D ． achieve
Could you help me ________ the opening time of Shanghai Disneyland on the Internet on May Day?
A ． clean up B ． put up C ． look up D ． give up
They often talk with their friends ________ the phone.
A ． in B ． by C ． through D ． over
The government plans to ________ more jobs for young people after COVID-19.
A ． stop B ． create C ． borrow D ． guess
Chinese often greet each other ________ shaking hands when they meet for the first time.
A ． in B ． with C ． by D ． on
Many animals ________ the ability to swim, but humans must practice how to swim.
A ． part with B ． are good with C ． are born with D ． are known as
—Kids from happy families are more confident.
— That’s true. A happy family provides a loving __________ for its children.
A ． environment B ． activity C ． expression D ． development
—Mrs. Wang, I don’t want to join in the singing competition.
—Come on. You just need more practice to build up your __________.
A ． energy B ． confidence C ． knowledge D ． experience
—What do you think of the film named Zootopia?
—Excellent. I’ve read some ________ of it online.
A ． records B ． replies C ． reports D ． reviews
—What do you think of the Silk Road?
— It ________ new markets in Europe and America in ancient times.
A ． turn up B ． opened up C ． put up D ． looked up
We ______ each other ______ calling every day.
A ． catch up with; by B ． keep in touch with; on
C ． keep in touch with; by D ． catch up with; on
—What are the two farmers doing there?
—Oh, they are ________ signs to remind the visitors not to pick flowers.
A ． making up B ． giving up C ． looking up D ． setting up
I think it is an artist’s job to _________ beautiful things.
A ． increase B ． report C ． create D ． print
David usually goes to school __________ bus. Sometimes he rides his bike.
A ． in B ． on C ． at D ． by
—You look so young! How old are you?
—Aha! It’s a ________.
A ． secret B ． reason C ． problem
—Can you ________ the time of the next train?
—OK. There is one in half an hour.
A ． look after B ． look for C ． look up
British people only greet their good friends or relatives ________ a kiss.
A ． at B ． in C ． with D ． on
I like to relax ______ reading some books after a busy day.
A ． by B ． to C ． on D ． with
Leo Liu and I keep ________ touch ________ writing often.
A ． by; with B ． in; by C ． with; from D ． in; on
—Do you know Bill Gates has given away most of his money to help others?
—Really? It is so ________ of him to do so much for others.
A ． confident B ． honest C ． generous D ． patient
Do you know who ________ the steam engine （蒸汽机） ?
A ． discovered B ． invented C ． found out D ． found
Christopher Columbus ________ America while Edison ________ the light bulb.
A ． invented; discovered B ． invented; invented
C ． discovered; discovered D ． discovered; invented
— How do the old couple make a living?
— ________ vegetables in the field.
A ． To grow B ． Growing C ． Grow D ． By growing
—I think Miss Wang is the most _________ teacher in our school.
—That’s true. She never gets angry with her students.
A ． patient B ． active C ． interesting D ． important
Ancient Chinese people ________ tea egg during Start of Summer.
A ． explained B ． created C ． imagined D ． described
I moved here three years ago, and because of my business, I needed to fly both to Taiwan and the United States often. When I travelled alone, I felt lonely because I couldn’t speak English well. I made a decision that I had to learn English and study very hard.
I like to be in Rita Colina’s class at the Chinese Community Centre in Houston. I have many chances to speak and talk to others. Before I came to the class, I always walked away when I met any foreigner. I know that pronunciation, grammar and conversation are very important for me, so I came to this class. It’s completely different now. I try to communicate with Americans in English by myself. It’s really great for a person like me to live here. Now I like to talk to foreigners. I like to go to American supermarkets, Starbuck’s coffee shops and the post office. I can drive anywhere I like to go because I know the road signs. Not only the skill of life becomes more flexible （灵活的） , but also I really like to live here.
I learn English in four ways: First of all, I listen to what the teacher teaches in class. Then I keep speaking during the class. Second, I do my homework right away when I get home. I memorize at least five vocabulary words every day. Thirdly, I listen to American radio stations, and I watch the news channels and other American programmes with my family every day. I ask them whatever I don’ t know. Finally, I go to American stores as often as possible, so I will have more chances to learn more new words, and find any chance to talk to Americans in English.
Anyway, the most important thing is not to be afraid to open your mouth. It doesn’t matter even though you speak incorrectly. It’s a good start. I’m very grateful for the teaching and encouragement from Ms Colina. That is the key to the door of learning English for me.
36 ． The writer flew both to Taiwan and the United States ________.
A ． as a teacher B ． on business C ． as a language learner D ． on vacation
37 ． The writer felt lonely when she travelled alone because ________.
A ． she was not very good at English B ． she couldn’t speak Chinese well
C ． she missed her parents very much D ． she knew nobody on the plane
38 ． The writer ________ before coming to Rita Colina’s class.
A ． used to talk to foreigners
B ． could drive anywhere she wanted to go
C ． would not like to meet any foreigner
D ． practised English in supermarkets, coffee shops and the post office
39 ． The underlined word “grateful” in the last paragraph means “________”.
A ． beautiful B ． careful C ． successful D ． thankful
40 ． The passage is mainly about ________.
A ． how the writer moved to America B ． the writer’s story in learning English
C ． something about Rita Colina’s class D ． Ms Colina’s ways of teaching English
The key to friendship is __________________________________ others’ good points.
She listens to English programmes every day ________________________.
The teacher asked us ____________________ the film after watching it.
He ________________________________________________ heart.
Read English ________ every morning, and you will make ________.
Tan Dun is a ________ composer. He can make music with ________ objects like stones and paper.
We can learn a lot of _________ ( 知识 ) in class if we listen carefully.
It’s a good choice to practice your ________ by ________ out loud.
In my opinion, reading more is ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ improving your language ability.
It is ________ ________ ________ ________ to just provide their children with good life conditions.
Some measures must be taken to control the ________ （增加） of the population in the world.
Kim is interested in science subjects, especially ________ ( 化学 ).
Can you use the colours to ________ ( 创造 ) a warm and comfortable feeling now?