The USA is the fourth largest country in the world in size after Russia，61.Canada(Canadian)and China.The population of the USA is the 62.third(three) largest in the world.
The Mississippi River is the 63.longest(long)river in America.It's over 6，000 kilometres long.64.Somany people call the Mississippi River the “Father of Waters” or “Old Man River”.The most important lakes in the United States 65.are(be)the Great Lakes.They are Lake Superior，Lake Michigan，Lake Huron，Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.66.All of them are between Canada and the USA except Lake Michigan.
Let us talk 67.aboutAmerican education.There are two kinds of schools in the USA：public schools and private schools.Most children go to public schools.Their parents do not need 68.to pay(pay) for their education.If a child goes to a private school，his parents then have 69.to spend(spend)a lot of money on their schooling.Children start school at the age of five.Most students are eighteen 70.years(year)old when they leave secondary schools.
(B)1.What colour are Peter's trousers？
(B)2.Where does Nick come from？
A.France. B.England. C.Canada.
(A)3.What day was it yesterday？
A.Monday. B.Tuesday. C.Wednesday.
(A)4.How long has Mr Green had the watch？
A.More than three years.B.Less than three years.
C.Just three years.
(C)5.How will the man go to the post office？
A.By bus. B.By taxi. C.On foot.
1.W：What's Peter wearing today？
M：He's wearing a white shirt，a pair of blue trousers and black shoes.
2.W：I'm from France.Where are you from，Nick？
M：I'm from England.
3.W：What day is it today？Do we have an English lesson today？
M：It's Tuesday.And we have English lessons on Monday and Wednesday.
4.W：Oh！You have a new watch，Mr Green！
M：You won't believe it.I bought it three and a half years ago.
5.M：Excuse me.Can you tell me the way to the post office，please？
W：Walk along this road，take the first turning on the right.It's on your left.
Here is some information about some of the wonders of the world.I am sure you will be interested in them.
The Pyramids of Egypt
There are about eighty pyramids known today.The most well-known was for Pharaoh(法老) Khufu.It is known as the “Great Pyramid”.It's also the largest one.Workers used about 2.3 million blocks of stone to build it.They spent about 20 years finishing it.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The garden sat on a hill.It was a large and wonderful structure(建筑物).Many parts of the garden were high up on large columns(撑持).There were many big and green trees with lovely flowers.Although there are many different ideas about the garden，we are not sure whether this wonder ever existed(存在)！
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was designed about 2，000 years ago.It was in Egypt，too.It was one of the ancient wonders of the world防黑经验，about 135 metres high.It was once the highest building in the world.Although it doesn't exist now，many people come to see its relic(遗址) every year.
(C)31.The passage has talked about wonders of the world.
A.one B.two C.three D.four
(D)32. raised high up the parts of the garden.
A.Big green trees B.Lovely flowers
C.Stones D.Large columns
(D)33.Which is NOT true？
A.The Great Pyramid used many stones to build.
B.The Lighthouse of Alexandria was in Egypt.
C.The Lighthouse of Alexandria was about 135 metres high.
D.Scientists can prove that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon has ever existed.
The building is shaking.A woman with a baby in her arms is trying to open the door，but fails.Finding no way，she rushes into her bedroom and there they survive the earthquake.
In a factory building，as the workshop floor swings under the terrible shaking，workers run for safety.Some hide(暗藏) under the machines and survive，but others who try to run outside are killed by the falling ceilings.
These scenes，played by actors and actresses，are from a film of science education Making a Split Second Decision shown in 1998 on China Central TV in memory of Tangshan Earthquake.
By studying actual cases in the earthquake areas and scientific experiments，experts(行家) find that buildings remain untouched for the first 12 seconds of an earthquake.
In this short time，one has the best chance of surviving an earthquake by staying near the inside walls，in bedrooms and under beds，experts concluded in the film.“Earthquakes seem to catch the lives of those who run，” said many survivors in the earthquake areas，describing how their friends were killed on the doorways or along the stair steps as they tried to get out of the building.
Their advice was proved(被评释) in the film，“Take a hiding place where you are rather than run，unless you are sure you can reach a safe open place in ten seconds.”
(B)34.The word “survive” appears in the passage several times.It probably means “” in Chinese.
A.遇难 B.幸存 C.惊恐 D.摇荡
(C)35.The workers who tried to run outside the building died because .
A.the factory building was shaking terribly
B.they were making a film
C.they didn't have enough time to run outside
D.they were too nervous
(D)36.The passage suggests that you should when an earthquake happens.
A.cry for help
B.not move and lie on the floor at once
C.run down the steps as fast as you can
D.find a safe place and hide in at once or run out in ten seconds
(A)37.Where can we probably find this passage？
A.In a magazine. B.In an advertisement.
C.In a history book. D.In a poster.
In a video posted on Sina Weibo，we can see a man sitting in a seat on a high-speed train.He is actually a university student.Now he is in the hot seat，because he took a woman's seat on the high-speed train a few days ago.When the woman asked him to give her seat back，he refused and said，“You have three choices—stand，网赌被黑了能报警吗take my seat or go to the dining coach.”
A worker on the train then came to try to ask him to give the seat back.The man said he wasn't able to stand on his own and asked for a wheelchair.Left with no other choice，the worker led the woman passenger to another seat.
The video quickly spread online.Many are angry about the man's behaviour.Some people even dug up the man's name，as well as his education and work history，showing the information online.The Jinan Public Security Centre handed down a punishment for the young man.He was fined 200 yuan and will not be allowed to buy train tickets for some time.
However，many people think it was not strict enough，adding that those who behave similarly on airplanes can be held criminally liable，China News Service noted.
Experts explained that the present laws could be improved to stop train passengers from behaving poorly.And the government in Guangdong has already been on the way.
(B)38.What does the underlined phrase “in the hot seat” probably mean？
A.Being in the centre of a room.
B.Facing some trouble.
C.Sitting on an uncomfortable seat.
(B)39.What do we know from the video posted on Sina Weibo？
A.The man stole a passenger's purse.
B.The man was sitting in someone else's seat.
C.The man was asking a woman to dinner.
D.The man wanted to sit in a wheelchair.
(C)40.What did other people think of the young man's behaviour？
A.They showed their understanding.
B.They started to take other's seats too.
C.They felt angry about what he did.
D.They gave their seats to him.
(D)41.What can we infer from the story？
A.The man's legs were seriously hurt.
B.It's alright to put others' information online.
C.Bad behaviour on planes is not punished.
D.Laws that punish bad behaviour on trains are not as strict as those for planes.
I'm very thankful to the cat and it always makes me think of the time I was with him.
Five years ago，when my father was dying，I travelled a thousand miles from home to be with him in his last days.I felt very sad and it was one of the most difficult and painful times in my life.After he passed away，I started alone in his flat.There were so many things to deal with.I was lonely and I hated the silence of the flat.
But one evening the silence was broken：I heard crying outside.I opened the door to find a little cat on the steps.He was thin and poor.He looked the way I felt.I brought him inside and gave him a can of fish.He ate it and then almost immediately fell asleep.
The next morning，I checked with neighbours and learned that the cat had been left by his owner.His owner had moved out，so the little cat was there all alone，just like I was.As I walked back to the flat，I tried to work out what to do with him.Having another thing to take care of seemed like the very last thing I needed.But as soon as I opened the flat door，he ran to me and jumped into my arms.It was clear from that moment that he didn't want to go anywhere.I started calling him Willis in order to remember my father's best friend.
▲ With Willis on my lap，time seemed to pass much faster.When the time finally came for me to return home，I had to decide what to do about Willis.There was absolutely no way I would leave without him.
It's been five years since my father died.Over the years，several people have said how nice it was of me to rescue(援助) the cat.But I know that we rescued each other，I may have given him a home but he gave me something greater.
(A)42.As soon as the writer saw the cat，she .
A.had pity on him B.showed no interest in him
C.felt very frightened D.felt angry with his crying
(B)43.The underlined sentence in the fourth paragraph means that .
A.the writer would be able to look after her father with the cat
B.the writer would not like to take care of the cat
C.there was another animals the writer had to take care of
D.with the noisy cat the writer would fall asleep easily
(B)44.Which of the following is the best for “▲”in the fifth paragraph？
A.Willis died suddenly.
B.From then on，things grew easier.
C.The owner came to ask for Willis.
D.My friends asked me to go back.
(C)45.According to the passage，which of the following statements is TRUE？
A.The cat didn't like staying in the writer's flat.
B.The writer and the cat were both homeless.
C.Willis was also the name of the writer's father's friend.
D.The cat was left by his owner because of an accident.
四、词汇行使。请根据以上所述，结契合外格所挑供的图片及文字消息，以“Learn to Be Independent” 为题写一篇100词阁下的随笔。以是对孩子们来说，学会自立相等次要。对话读两遍。
In our daily life，we have many things to do.But if you're tired，you'd better not stay up late.You should have a good sleep.Sleeping is lovely，but how to enjoy it？Here are some tips：
Have a fixed bedtime
It makes you feel calm if everything is in order before you sleep.So brush your teeth，wash your face，open the window and go to bed.Your mind will take in all the cue(挑示) that it's time to go to the land of dreams and you'll be sleeping like a baby in no time.
Go to bed when you're tired
If you're feeling really tired，you can go to bed.Don't stay up to watch a late show，don't try to do a bit more work，and don't plan to stay at your friend's place too late.Go to bed.
Say yes to milk
If you want a bedtime snack，have something calming and sleepy.A glass of warm milk will help to sleep better.And try not to eat a big meal too close to bedtime，which keeps you awake.
Turn off the TV
TV programmes make you excited.Don't watch anything for an hour before you go to bed.Listen to some relaxing music instead！It will send you to sleep in no time at all.
All the tips above are for a good night's sleep.Your body's going to thank you very much for it.
(B)6.What room does the woman want？
A.A single room. B.A double room. C.A suite.
(C)7.How many days will the woman stay there？
A.One day. B.Two days. C.Three days.
M：Hello.Cherry Hotel.May I help you？
W：Yes，I would like to book a room in your hotel.
M：What kind of room would you like，Madam？We have single rooms，double rooms and suites.
W：How much is a double room？
M：Fifty yuan for a double room.
W：OK.I'll book one.
M：For how many days？
W：From May 16th to 18th.
46.The students in our class have all kinds of hobbies.
47.The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most famous wonders.
48.What ashame！I failed the test.
49.December is the twelfth month of the year.
50.You'd better give it to Mr Smithhimself.It's a personal letter.
(B)8.Who's ill in the hospital？
A.Li Ming's aunt. B.Mary's aunt. C.Mary's uncle.
(C)9.How far is the hospital from Mary's home？
A.7 kilometres. B.8 kilometres. C.6 kilometres.
(B)10.What will Li Ming do？
A.To ask a policeman. B.To help Mary. C.To stay at home.
W：Hello，may I speak to Li Ming？
M：Speaking.Is that Mary？
W：Yes.Could you help me？
W：My aunt is very ill.She is now in the First Hospital.But I don't know how to get there.
M：Let me see.Oh，it's too far from your home.
W：How far is it from here？
M：About six kilometres.
W：How can I get there？
M：You'd better take No.18 Bus.Er，don't worry.Please wait for a moment.I'll take you there.
W：Great.That's very kind of you.
参考词汇：做选择make decisions，凭借depend on，照顾look after，一方面……另外一方面…… on one hand...on the other hand...
Learn to Be Independent
Nowadays，many children are treated as “little emperors” at home.Parents show so much love to their children that when they face problems，they don't know what to do.So it's important for children to learn to be independent.
In my opinion，parents should believe in their children and never do everything for them.It's necessary to give children proper advice and more chances to make their own decisions.
As for children，they shouldn't depend on their parents too much.On one hand，they should learn to do chores.It helps to develop their independence and teaches them how to look after themselves.On the other hand，they should face difficulties bravely and try to solve them.
In a word，the earlier children learn to be independent，the better it is for their future.
It does not always come easy to discover oneself.From a young age，I had already got a strong sense of who I would like to become.16 an accident made me redefine(重审) myself.To me，skating was the most important.There was 17 in this world that filled my heart with such job.I spent twenty-four hours a week practising my 18.Having no social life or interests but skating，my devotion(挚喜欢) brought me first place medals in nearly every 19.
Unfortunately，in one show，I fell down and hurt myself 20.After several X-rays and MRI(磁共振) scans，the 21 told me that I couldn't return to my sport any more.The pain in my back was so hard to stand that even the 22 daily tasks became difficult.
As my passion(情绪) was 23，I had little sense of who I was to become.However，after eight months of suffering，something had to 24.Instead of wasting my days sitting around painfully，I began to put my 25 into local public service projects.By volunteering 26 a swimming teacher and summer reading teacher for kids，I got an idea of who I 27 to become.After a few months，I put all my heart into developing my interest in the arts.Little by little，I 28 out of the shadow(阴影) and rebuilt my confidence.
Sometimes，some 29 rocks get in our way.We can choose to stay behind or try to climb over.My accident was a rock that 30 to stop me from reaching success.Today I'm a very confident and positive person.
(C)17.A.everything B.something C.nothing D.anything
(A)18.A.skills B.behaviours C.thoughts D.habits
(D)19.A.meeting B.party C.concert D.competition
(C)20.A.quickly B.softly C.badly D.slowly
(B)21.A.waiter B.doctor C.teacher D.policeman
(B)22.A.useful B.simple C.proper D.busy
(D)23.A.found out B.brought back C.waken up D.taken away
(A)24.A.change B.remain C.leave D.arrive
(A)25.A.energy B.duty C.wealth D.spirit
(C)26.A.with B.for C.as D.to
(A)27.A.wanted B.started C.promised D.lived
(D)28.A.ran B.jumped C.stood D.went
(B)29.A.small B.large C.ugly D.round
(C)30.A.managed B.helped C.failed D.continued
Bob often broke school rules.One afternoon he walked to the town and went to the cinema.He had to return to school before six.Because it was one of the school rules.But it was after 8 o'clock when he arrived at his school.He ran quickly to the gate.It was closed.He went around the school building to another door.It was closed too.Then he saw an open window on the ground floor.It was the headmaster's office.He quickly climbed on and jumped into the room.Just then he heard a voice.He looked around and hid under the sofa.Somebody came in and turned on the light.He sat down on the sofa and started to do something.Bob lay under the sofa for an hour.He could not move.Finally the man stood up and said loudly，“Could you please turn off the light when you leave？” With these words，the man left the office.
(A)11.Why did Bob come back to school late？
A.Because he went to the cinema in the town.
B.Because he liked climbing through the window.
C.Because he hated the school rules.
(A)12.Which was the school rule？
A.Returning to school before six. B.Returning to school after six.
C.Returning to school after eight.
(C)13.How did Bob come into the room？
A.He opened the gate with a key.
B.He entered the room through an open door.
C.He jumped into the room through an open window.
(B)14.Where did Bob hide himself？
A.In a box. B.Under a sofa. C.Under a desk.
(C)15.Who might the man be？
A.Bob's father. B.Bob's friend. C.Bob's headmaster.
Are you looking forward to being alone at home？My answer is NO.One day，my parents went51.abroad(到外洋) and left me at home.I had three days52.off(不上课).During the53.following(接下来的) days after they left，I spent the time by54.myself(吾自身).After 55.waking(醒来) up in the morning，it's a time to prepare my breakfast.I couldn't cook，so I ate sandwiches without other choice.Then I went to school and spent the day as usual.When I got home after school，I tried to cook something.It's really difficult for me.56.Whatever(岂论什么) I cooked，I burned them 57.including(包孕) the rice.Actually，among all the things，cooking rice is the 58.simplest/easiest(浅易的).I 59.realised(相熟到) that I should learn some useful life 60.skills(技能) and not depend on my parents too much.