Many facts suggest that children are overweight and the situation is getting worse, according to the doctors. I feel there are a number of reasons for this.
Some people blame the fact that we are surrounded by shops selling unhealthy, fatty foods, such as fried chicken and ice cream, at low prices. This has turned out a whole generation of grownups who seldom cook a meal for themselves. If there were fewer of these restaurants, then probably children would buy less takeaway food.
There is another argument that blames parents for allowing their children to become overweight. I agree with this, because good eating habits begin early in life, long before children start to visit fast food shops. If children are given fried chicken and chocolate rather than healthy food, or are always allowed to choose what they eat, they will go for sweet and salty foods every time, and this will carry on throughout their lives.
There is a third reason for this situation. Children these days take very little exercise. They do not walk to school. When they get home, they sit in front of the television or their computers and play computer games. Not only is this an unhealthy pastime (消遣), it also gives them time to eat more unhealthy food. What they need is to go outside and play active games or sports.
The above are the main reasons for this problem, and therefore we have to encourage young people to be more active, as well as steering them away from fast food shops and bad eating habits.
1. According to the text, what kind of children may eat more unhealthy food?
A. Those who often watch television. B. Those who often take exercise.
C. Those who often have meals at home. D. Those who often walk to school.
2. The word “steering” underlined in the last sentence most probably means ________.
A. forcing B. driving C. guiding D. moving
3. The main purpose of the text is to ________.
A. tell a story B. provide facts C. compare opinions D. give advice
4. What does the passage mainly talk about?
A. How many children get overweight.
B. What is healthy eating.
C. Why children get overweight.
D. How to prevent children from getting overweight.
I had the meanest mother in the world. While other kids ate candy for breakfast, I had to have cereal(谷类), eggs and toast. Others had cokes and candy for lunch, while we had to eat a sandwich. As you can guess, my supper was different from the other kids’. But at least I was not alone in my suffering. My sister and two brothers had the same mean(吝啬的) mother as I did.
My mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing. We had to wear clean clothes every day. Other kids always wore their clothes for days. We reached the height of disgrace(丢脸) because she made our clothes herself, just to save money.
The worst is yet to come. We had to be in bed by 9:00 each night and up at 7:45 the next morning. So while my friends slept, my mother actually had the courage to break Child Labor Law. She made us work. I believed she lay awake all night thinking up mean things to do to us. Through the years, our friends’ report cards had beautiful colors on them, black for passing, red for failing. My mother, however, would merely be content with black marks. None of us was allowed the pleasure of being a dropout.
She forced us to grow up into educated and honest adults. Using this as a background, I’m now trying to bring up my three children. I’m filled with pride when my children think I am mean because now I thank God every day for giving me the meanest mother in the world.
5. From the passage we can learn that the writer’s mother was ________.
A. generous to all her children B. very cruel to her children
C. very mean with money matters D. very strict with her children
6. Which of the following things did the writer hate to do most?
A. Eating differently from other kids.
B. Going to bed early and getting up early.
C. Wearing clean clothes made by mother.
D. Letting mother know where they were.
7. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.
A. the writer's family lived a hard life
B. mother was punished for breaking the Child Labor Law
C. all the other kids studied better than the writer
D. the writer worked hard and usually got good grades in studies
8. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
A. The writer has a deep hatred for her mother.
B. The writer is very thankful for her mother.
C. The writer is severe with her children when bringing them up.
D. Mother practised economy in running her home.
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Best known as an author of fairy tales (童话), Hans Christian Andersen (1805—1875) wrote such children’s stories as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. However, he was also an actor, a singer, and an artist. As an artist, he was particularly good at paper cutting.
Andersen had many reasons for making his paper cuttings, but the main one was to give pleasure. Andersen loved to tell his interesting stories to anyone who would listen. As he spoke, he would take out his scissors and make a wonderful paper cutting to help his words.
He also found that his paper cuttings helped with a better communication between himself and others. Although a shy man, he still loved to tell his stories face to face with his listeners. His stories and paper cuttings helped him to communicate when he would have otherwise felt uncomfortable.
The paper cuttings also became great gifts for friends and families. He would give his cuttings not only to children but also to grown-ups. When his writing became famous, these gifts were even more valued.
Now more than 100 years old, many of Andersen’s fine paper cuttings still exist in a museum in Denmark devoted to his works. While Andersen will always be remembered for his fairy tales, his beautiful works of art also remain for all to enjoy.
12. This passage mainly discusses Hans Christian Andersen as a(n) .
A. singer B. artist C. actor D. writer
13. It can be learned from the passage that Andersen did his fine paper cuttings in the .
A. 1500s B. 1600s C. 1700s D. 1800s
14. His paper cuttings made it much easier for Andersen to .
A. live quite a busy life B. become a well-known writer
C. get along well with others D. write wonderful stories for children
15. Which of the following about Andersen is discussed in this passage?
A. Why he was fond of paper cutting.
B. Which fairy tales he had published.
C. How he became good at paper cutting.
D. When he became famous as a story-teller
Learning a foreign language will be compulsory from the age of seven in England’s primary schools in a national curriculum. The plans will be put out to public consultation later in the year. The Department of Education said that the aim was to ensure that pupils left primary school with high standards of abilities like writing and speaking. The proposals come among concerns over a decline in pupils taking foreign languages at GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). In 2010, 43% of GCSE pupils were entered for a language, down from a peak of 75% in 2002.
Under the plan, primary schools could offer lessons in Mandarin, Latin and Greek, as well as French, German and Spanish. The plans are expected to emphasize the importance of grammar, setting out exactly what children should be expected to be taught each year, as well as giving lists of words they should be able to spell. Pupils will be read poems by their teachers, learn simple poems by heart and practice recitals from the age of five.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of the school leaders’ union, NAHT, said, “Reciting poetry and learning foreign languages are great for young children.” However, he added that teachers should be given the “respect for their experience and professionalism” to know how to teach these subjects.
Michael Rosen, the children’s writer and poet, expressed doubt about what he called “government diktat (命令)”. “I find in the plan the eagerness to instruct teachers and children because it will do them good, and that teachers and children themselves can’t choose and discover what is suitable and worthwhile.”
A spokesman said, “Some will think aspects are too demanding, while others think that they are not demanding enough, and there will be debate around what is appropriate at different ages.” He added that public opinion would be considered and the programme redrafted.
12. Why did the Department of Education work out the plan?
A. Because pupils don’t perform well in GCSE exams.
B. Because pupils in Britain are eager to learn foreign languages.
C. Because there is a decrease in pupils taking foreign languages.
D. Because studying foreign languages is very important nowadays.
13. Which of the following is true about the plan?
A. Grammar will be stressed more.
B. All students will be asked to learn Latin and Greek.
C. Pupils will be asked to learn to write poems from five.
D. More difficult words will be learned in primary schools.
14. From the text, we know that Michael Rosen _____.
A. very much approved of the plan.
B. was doubtful about the plan
C. thought the plan was not necessary
D. thought the plan was not demanding enough
15. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. New curriculum “to make languages compulsory from seven”
B. How to improve pupils’ language skills in primary schools
C. A heated debate on British education
D．Is English or Mandarin the Language of the future
根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项，选项中有两项为多余选项 Choosing to Study Overseas
Every year, thousands of students choose to study in another country for a semester, the summer, or a year. Studying overseas can be an exciting experience for many people.
Living in another country can help you to learn a language, and about another culture. 17
Overseas study may also look good on your future resume. Many companies today want employees who speak a second language, or have experienced living or working in another country.
Making the right choice
Once you decide to study overseas, you have to make some choices. To choose the right country or school. Ask yourself: Where do I want to go and why? How much do I want to pay? 18 Do I want to live with a host family, with roommates, or alone?
Getting ready to go
Get your passport and visa early! 19 Learn about the money. Bring some of it, and a credit card, with you.
Once you are there
After the first few weeks overseas, many students will feel a little homesick. They may miss their family, friends, and familiar ways of doing things. 20 When you feel sad or homesick, try to talk to others, or write about your feelings in a notebook.
A. Why do it?
B. You should improve your mother tongue before you go.
C. Large number of students can’t afford to study overseas.
D. How long do I want to study overseas?
E. Remember that it takes time to get used to a new place, school, and culture.
F. You will see the world in a new way, and learn more about yourself.
G. Before you go, learn some of the language, and read about some common customs in your host country
第二节（ 共5小题; 每小题2分，满分10分）(B卷作答）
16 Sometimes they try to get out of a class to escape a teacher they don’t like. Here is some advice to solve this problem.
Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this teacher?” Even if you don’t worship (崇拜) his or her personality or lectures, dig deep until you find a subject in which he or she is very knowledgeable. Focus on that part of the teacher’s personality, and use him or her as a tool for learning. Not only will you gain more knowledge in that subject, but a closer relationship with your teacher may help you understand one another better. 17
Talk to students who are doing well in the class and ask them for tips, tools, and a plan of action to get along with the teacher better. 18
If you still can’t get along, make an appointment with the school guidance counselor (辅导员). He or she will offer many tips and suggestions for you to get out of difficult teacher relationships. 19 That means they can help you and your teachers get rid of the bad impression on each other.
20 Your parents can meet with your teacher and try to work it out.
Teachers are there for more than just homework, and they know about more than just their subject matter. They can help you learn how to function as an adult and a lifelong learner.
Undoubtedly, these will be a few teachers along the way who you will always remember and who might change your life forever.
A. Sometimes a guidance counselor can act as a mediator between you and the teacher.
B. If you’re too shy to talk to another student, study his or her actions and behavior in the classroom and try to follow that lead.
C. Guidance counselors have the right to blame teachers.
D. There must be something good in every teacher for you to learn from.
E. Students find it easy to get along well with their teachers.
F. If your relationship problems can’t be solved in school, then it’s time to tell your parents or guardians.
G. Students don’t always get along well with their teachers
I live in a big city with a lot of homeless people. Luckily there’re small ways of helping them and you needn’t have a lot of 21 . One way to help is to buy their monthly magazine. 22 doing this one day, I got to 23 a young homeless man. He was often 24 the magazine at the train station.
He was a poor farmer from another country. After a while, I discovered that his 25 was close to mine. It 26 that we were born in the same month.
I met him last year 27 after his birthday, and after congratulating him, without 28 , I asked if he had had a good day. He 29 and said that he hadn’t really celebrated. I felt so 30 .
I just couldn’t bear the thought of (不敢想)this nice, young man being 31 on his 25th birthday with no presents, no cake, nothing! So I went home and looked in my yarn(纱线) basket. 32 for me, I had enough yarn 33 . I set to work and knitted(编织) a 34 for the young man. The yarn had become a little dirty 35 I didn’t knit very often. Then I washed the yarn so the scarf would be 36 when he got it.
I met him on my own birthday as I was going shopping. I had 37 to meet him so I had 38 the scarf and a piece of my own birthday 39 around with me. He was very happy with these gifts and so was I. The 40 in his eyes was the best present he could have given me!
21. A. work B. money C. energy D. experience
22. A. In B. On C. By D. Besides
23. A. know B. ignore C. realize D. recognize
24. A. buying B. reading C. covering D. selling
25. A. height B. house C. birthday D. hobby
26. A. said B. found C. meant D. guessed
27. A. shortly B. long C. ever D. even
28. A. stopping B. thinking C. praising D. helping
29. A. looked up B. looked down C. turned up D. got down
30. A. worried B. excited C. clever D. foolish
31. A. alone B. happy C. calm D. hungry
32. A. Suddenly B However. C. Badly D. Luckily
33. A. used B. left C. done D. produced
34. A. sock B. cap C. scarf D. glove
35. A. when B. so C. because D. and
36. A. clean B. dry C. wet D. different
37. A. liked B. promised C. hoped D. agreed
38. A. made B. thrown C. received D. carried
39. A. song B. present C. cake D. party
40. A. pain B. light C. sight D. Tear
Martin: What are you reading?
Kent: An article 4l ( deal) with Amazon Tree Houses.
Martin: Wow, do people in the Amazon live 42 trees?
Kent: That's not 43 I'm talking about. Amazon Tree Houses 44 （be） a company that specializes in the design and construction of tree houses.
Martin: So? Why do you care?
Kent: Well, I’m thinking about opening a tree house hotel.
Martin: That's a little 45 ambitious, don't you think so？
Kent: I have a feeling 46 tree houses will be really popular in the future.
Martin: Where did you get that feeling？
Kent: Well, I'm a forward thinker. That's all.
Martin: Okay. I bet you 47 _(go) to throw that idea away within one week.
Kent: l won't.
Martin: Sooner or later, you will realize that it is 48 ( possible).
Martin: Hard 49 you work, you don't even have enough money to buy yourself a small apartment, let alone tree houses.
Kent: I'm going to work harder. .
Martin: 50 is good to have a dream, but not so good to have an unrealistic one.
第四部分： 写作 （共两节，满分35分）
Mike and I were neighbours and we went to same school. We always went to school together. We were good friend and had a great deal to share with every day. However, one day, Mike copied my homework, which made me such angry that I did not want to be friends with him any long. Then on Monday morning I ran downstairs without realize it was raining, but there was no time to return home to fetch an umbrella. It happens that Mike was just around the corner and he offered to share her umbrella with me. He made an apology to me in a gently voice. I forgave him but gave him a hug.
We hear that you will return to the United Kingdom on a holiday soon . All the class will miss you very much during your absence!
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want to be friends with him any long. Then on Monday morning I ran downstairs without
realize it was raining, but there was no time to return home to fetch an umbrella. It happens
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