Mark Twain was asked one day if he could remember the first money he made. He thought for a long time before answering and then said, “Yes, it was at school. I can remember everything about it. Schoolboys in those days never respected (尊敬) their teachers and never took care of the things of the school. They often damaged their desks. There was a rule in our school that any boy who damaged his desk with a pencil or a knife would be beaten in front of the whole school or would have to pay five dollars.”
“One day I damaged my desk in some way. I had to tell my father I had broken the rule, and had to pay five dollars or would be beaten before the whole school. My father said it would be too bad to have our family lose face in front of the whole school. He agreed to give me five dollars to hand over to the teacher. But before giving me the money, he took me upstairs and gave me a beating.”
“But as I had had one beating and got used to it, I decided I would take another beating at school and keep the five dollars. So that is what I did.”
( )21. The first money Mark Twain made was ______.
A. at school B. in a company
C. in his twenties D. at college
( )22. Schoolboys in those days ______.
A. had no respect for their teachers
B. cared nothing for desks and benches (板凳)
C. used to damage their desks with a pencil or a knife
D. All the above
( )23. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. The school did nothing to stop the damage.
B. The boy who did damage to his desk would be beaten besides paying for it.
C. Anyone who damaged the desks would either be beaten or pay five dollars.
D. No boy dared to break the rule.
Some students prefer a part-time job after class to make some money and improve their working and communication abilities. Here are some good companies for you to choose.
1. In-N-Out Burger
It’s the best hamburger shop in the west of America. Regarded as one of the best companies, its working hours are not fixed and it has the highest starting part-time pay. Most importantly, the company treats (對待) its workers the way they would like to be treated: like family.
Position: selling assistant (experience required)
2. Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks has been a leader of the United States’ coffee revolution(革命). Working hours are not fixed. There is also a 30% discount(折扣) and a free pound of coffee or box of tea every week.
Position: assistant coffee taster (experience required)
3. Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is the world’s largest natural and organic food selling company. With its attention on organic ingredients(有機原料), Whole Foods Market is all about health. Working hours are not fixed. You can get a 20% discount. There are also training courses on health and food every week.
4. Lands’ End
Lands’ End is a Wisconsin-based clothing company. Working hours can be changed easily to suit any new situation. Workers (even part-time workers) have the chance to go to a company-owned recreation (娛樂) center and get a 25% discount, and an invitation to the yearly company picnic.
( )24. What do the four companies have in common?
A. They all need someone who has experience.
B. Their part-time workers can get high pay.
C. They are all food companies.
D. Their working hours are not fixed.
( )25. Which company offers its workers the biggest discount?
A. In-N-Out Burger. B. Starbucks Coffee.
C. Whole Foods Market. D. Lands’ End.
( )26. Where can a worker get training courses?
A. In In-N-Out Burger.
B. In Starbucks Coffee.
C. In Whole Foods Market.
D. In Lands’ End.
( )27. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To explain what the best part-time job is.
B. To persuade students to take part-time jobs.
C. To introduce some part-time job chances.
D. To compare different kinds of part-time jobs.
Mary Cassette is one of the first great women American painters. She followed her dreams and became an artist. She was born on May 22, 1844, and lived in Europe for several years as a child.
Her family returned to the United States and at the age of 16, Mary joined the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Four years later she decided she couldn’t learn any more in Philadelphia, so her parents sent her back to Europe. There she studied the techniques(技巧) of the masters in Rome, Seville, Antwerp, and Paris.
Mary received the chance of a lifetime in 1877 when the famous French painter, Edgar Degas, asked her to join a group of painters that included now-famous artists like Monet and Renoir. Their style of painting is called Impressionism. They used primary colors and short brush strokes(筆畫) in their works. They recognized Mary’s powerful talent and invited her to exhibit in the Impressionist art shows.
Mary painted what she saw: gardens, and people, especially mothers and children in everyday life. One of her paintings, "Young Mother and Two Children", was donated (捐贈) to the White House in 1954 where it hangs today.
Mary never married and, in 1877, her parents and sister moved to Europe to join her. Mary devoted much of her time to them for the next 18 years. Mary painted until 1914 when her failing eyesight made it impossible to continue. She died in 1926.
( )28. We know from the passage that Mary Cassette ________.
A. didn’t like painting in her childhood
B. painted things she saw in everyday life
C. learned from a lot of famous artists in the US
D. led a poor life all her life
( )29. Mary Cassette went back to Europe when she was 20 because ________.
A. she didn’t like America
B. American people didn’t like her works
C. she wanted to learn more about art
D. she didn’t like the teachers in her university
( )30. Mary Cassette stopped painting because _____.
A. she lost interest in painting
B. she took a new interest in writing
C. her eyesight became too poor to continue
D. her parents encouraged her to travel abroad
( )31. How old is Mary Cassette when she died?
A. 33. B. 70. C. 82. D. 92.
If you don’t love yourself first, how can you confidently(自信地) give and receive love? Only when we fully realize who we are and accept ourselves can we understand the love of someone else.
So let’s start with some questions by asking yourself. Who are you deep down inside? What are your goals, advantages, clever ideas, likes and dislikes? What do you need to control your shortcomings and improve your growth?
Self-discovery can be bad, because most people consider themselves to be unimportant. They would rather become dependent than depend on (依靠) their own. Is that true to you?
Loving yourself influences your life. It influences whom you choose to fall in love with and your action in the relationship. If there is no self-esteem (自尊心), there will be no love.
A person with high self-esteem is responsible(負責任的) for himself or herself, no matter how much love and care there is between that person and others. Such a person is not waiting to be saved and will not place unnecessary dependence on others. He or she is confident of his or her own ability, value and mind. He or she remembers that he or she is the prize.
A person with high self-esteem depends on his or her own happiness, rather than looking for someone else to make him or her happy. Happiness is an "inside" job. When you accept this responsibility for yourself, you build self-esteem, and then you receive love.
( )32. What is self-discovery according to the passage?
a. Asking others to answer questions.
b. Finding out about one’s own likes and dislikes.
c. Improving one’s own growth.
d. Finding out one’s own hidden facts.
A. abc B. abd C. acd D. bcd
( )33. Self-discovery can be bad because __________.
A. it can make one feel less confident
B. it is difficult to answer these questions
C. it is bad for one’s growth
D. it makes one not believe others
( )34. Which of the following is TRUE about a person
with high self-esteem?
A. He or she considers others unimportant.
B. He or she doesn’t care about others.
C. He or she has good confidence in himself or herself.
D. He or she depends on others to make decisions.
( )35. What is the best title for the passage?
A. Accept Your Shortcomings
B. Love Yourself and Build Your Self-esteem
C. Love Others More Than Yourself
D. Life Should Be Happy
In 1896, 17-year-old Einstein went to Zurich to study physics. There he met Marits, a girl 41 Hungary. They studied in the same class and the same interest in physics brought the two together and they became good 42 . Before long, they fell in love with each other. In 1903, when Einstein was 24, he married Marits 43 was four years older than him.
44 their marriage, Einstein 45 himself to the research of the great Theory of Relativity. 46 her husband more help, Marits gave 47 her own work, and became a good wife and assistant(助手). She tried her best to encourage him 48 possible. She was sure that her husband 49 succeed. They often discussed the theory while 50 outside or sitting together in the room. They 51 did that in their letters when one of them was 52 from home.
In 1914, the Einsteins moved to Berlin and 53 down there. At that time, Einstein’s theory 54 to be correct and he became 55 all over the world. Marits was very 56 her husband with his success. But it was not long before the First World War 57 . Marits and her two sons, who were 58 holiday in Switzerland, couldn’t come back to 59 any longer. The war not only 60 Einstein’s work but also broke up (結束) the warm, happy family. In 1919, Einstein and Marits had to get divorced (離婚).
( )41. A. of B. from
C. in D. at
( )42. A. pairs B. couples
C. friends D. classmates
( )43. A. when B. whom
C. which D. who
( )44. A. Since B. For
C. With D. After
( )45. A. gave B. offered
C. forced D. devoted
( )46. A. Giving B. To give
C. Given D. To have given
( )47. A. off B. out
C. up D. in
( )48. A. whatever B. whenever
C. however D. wherever
( )49. A. must B. might
C. shall D. would
( )50. A. walked B. walking
C. went D. going
( )51. A. even B. never
C. often D. always
( )52. A. far B. off
C. out D. away
( )53. A. put B. settled
C. lived D. set
( )54. A. seemed B. appeared
C. proved D. looked
( )55. A. happy B. tired
C. sad D. famous
( )56. A. proud of B. praised for
C. pleased with D. worried about
( )57. A. happened B. took place
C. set up D. broke out
( )58. A. in B. at
C. on D. for
( )59. A. Zurich B. Berlin
C. Hungary D. Switzerland
( )60. A. continued B. began
C. helped D. stopped
Jack: What’s the matter with you, Mary?
Mary: I’m 61 of work. I think it’s not equal. Though I devoted 62 to my work, the new manager still thought I was not active.
Jack: A new manager?
Mary: Yes, he 63 (educate) in a famous university. Last week he came into power and decided 64 (set) up a Youth League. So some old workers including me weren’t pleased with him. We lost 65 . Sometimes we weren’t willing to do the task that the manager asked us to do.
Jack: 66 my opinion you should still work actively no matter who the manager is.
Mary: But... we old workers always feel that he is too young to manage us.
Jack: What a terrible idea! No matter how young the manager is, he has his advantage of managing the company. As 67 old worker, you should be generous.
Mary: You are right. But...
Jack: But you always attacked him orally (口頭上地), which made him very upset. Right?
Mary: Yeah, whenever I met him, I couldn’t help 68 (do) that. Sometimes I 69 (escape) from the workplace and drank wine.
Jack: Oh, I see. You were caught by the manager when you were absent from work and he fired you.
Mary: Yes. What should I do?
Jack: Cheer up! Try to find another job. Remember, do try to get along 70 with your new manager.
Mary: Thank you, Jack.
61. __________________ 62. __________________
63. __________________64. __________________
65. __________________ 66. __________________
67. __________________ 68. __________________
69. __________________ 70. __________________
Yesterday, when I visited my cousin, I find he went to the bathroom very often. He didn’t look like OK. “What is wrong about you?” I asked him. “I think I had too many milk this morning,” he said. I asked him how. He said, “My mother went to a supermarket yesterday afternoon. When she saw some milk on sale, she bought three big bottle. We had to finish all milk this morning because it was no longer fresh.”I knew what she meant. My aunt wanted to save some money through buy the cheap milk. I real don’t think she should have done that.
注意： 1. 詞數100左右；
參考詞匯：北京師范大學Beijing Normal University；