When Glen Kruger picked a small cat from an animal shelter, he did not expect much. Yet right from the start, eight years ago, there was an uncommon connection between him and the small black cat. He 11 her Inky.
“ I grew up on a hundred-acre farm and had only cats 12 playmates,”Kruger, the seventy-year-old man, says. “My hearing was damaged by the 13 of farm equipment , so I learned to connect with 14 . They react to what they see and what you do. ”
Inky was a gentle cat, 15 the house with five other cats. But on a January night in 2009, Inky did 16 that would set her apart from 17 cats forever.
Kruger had gone down to the basement to 18 the wood stove for the night. When he was finished, he 19 to the top of the stairs and reached to turn off the lights. In doing so , he slipped and 20 his back against an old shelf. The heavy shelf came crashing down and sent Kruger down the stairs.
21 ina pool of blood on the basement floor, Kruger felt 22 going into shock（休克）. He shouted for help , 23 his wife, Brenda , was asleep in their bedroom at the opposite end of the house. 24 Kruger noticed Inky watching from the top of the stairs.
“Go get Brenda, ” Krugger said to Inky.
Inky 25 to the bedroom door and scratched 26 until Brenda opened it. Then Inky led her to the 27 Brenda found her husband 28 the stairs and called 911.Kruger was rushed to the hospital.“I spent six months 29 there,” Says Kruger . “Although I became lame , I was blessed. ” Since the accident, Inky has 30 left Krhger’s side.
11. A. gave B. chose C. named D. remembered
12. A. like B. as C. except D. among
13 A. sound B. alarm C. noise D. voice
14. A. animals B. friends C. farmers D. neighbors
15. A. sharing B. visiting C. dividing D. discovering
16. A. anything B. nothing C. something D. everything
17. A. familiar B. lovely C. ordinary D. outstanding
18. A. shut out B. shut off C. shut down D. shut up
19. A. marched B. flew C. struggled D. climbed
20. A. bent B. hit C. shook D. pulled
21. A. Falling B. Lying C. Appearing D. Thinking
22. A. it B. itself C. him D. himself
23. A. and B. but C. or D. so
24. A. Thus B. Otherwise C. Then D. Rather
25 A. walked B. ran C. returned D. withdrew
26. A. rapidly B. suddenly C. madly D. urgently
27. A. bedroom B. basement C yard D. house
28 A. at the bottom of B. in the middle of C. at the top of D. in the front of
29. A. regretting B. resting C. relaxing D. recovering
30. A. never B. ever C. still D. already
I was waiting for a phone call from my agent. He had left an message the night before, telling me that my show was to be cancelled. I called him several times, but each time his secretary told me that he was in a meeting and that he would call me later. So I waited and waited, but there was still no call. Three hours passing by, I became more and more impatient. I was certain that my agent didn’t care about my work, and he didn’t care about me. I was overcome with that thought. I started to shout at the phone, “Let me wait, will you? Who do you think you are?”
At that time I didn’t realize my wife was looking on. Without showing her surprise, she rushed in, seized the phone, tore off the wires, and shouted at the phone, “Yeah! Who do you think you are? Bad telephone! Bad telephone!” And she swept it into the wastebasket.
I stood watching her, speechless. What on earth...?
She stepped to the doorway and shouted at the rest of the house, “Now hear this! All objects in this room----if you do anything to upset my husband, out you go!”
Then she turned to me. Kissed me and said calmly, “Honey, you just have to learn how to take control.” With that, she left the room.
After watching a crazy woman rushing in and out, shouting at everything in sight , I noticed that something in my mood (情绪) had changed. I was laughing. How could I have trouble with that phone? Her anties helped me realize I had been driven crazy by small things. Twenty minutes later my agent did call. I was able to listen to him and talk to him and talk to him calmly.
31. Why did the author shout at the telephone?
A.He was mad at the telephone.
B.He was angry with his agent.
C.He was anxious about his wife.
D.He was impatient with the secretary
32 . What did the author’s wife do after she heard his shouting?
A. She said nothing.
B. She shouted at him.
C. She called the agent.
D. She threw the phone away.
33. What made the author laugh?
A. His own behavior
B. His wife’s suggestion
C. His changeable feelings
D. His wife’s sweet kiss.
34. What does the underlined word “anties” refer to?”
A. Smart words
B. Unusual actions.
C. Surprising Looks
D. Anxious feelings.
B篇 How to Be a Winner
Sir Steven Redgrave
Winner of 5 Olympic Gold Medals
1997 I was found to have developed diabetes (糖尿病) . Believing my career (职业生涯)was over, I felt extremely low. Then one of the specialists said there was no reason why I should stop training and competing. That was it----the encouragement I needed. I could still be a winner if I believed in myself. I am not saying that it isn’t difficult sometimes. But I wanted to prove to myself that I wasn’t finished yet. Nothing is to stand in my way.”
Swimming World Champion
“I swim 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. I manage that sort of workload by putting it on top of my diary. This is the key to success—you can’t follow a career in any field without being well-organized. List what you believe you can achieve. “Trust yourself, write down your goals for the day, however small they are, and you’ll be a step closer to achieving them.”
Poet ＆ Writer
“When things are getting hard, a voice inside my head tells me that I can’t achieve something. Then, there are other distractions, such as family or hobbies. The key is to concentrate. When I feel tense, it helps a lot to repeat words such as ‘calm’, ‘peace’ or ‘focus’, either out loud or silently in my mind. It makes me feel more in control and increases my confidence. This is a habit that can become second nature quite easily and is a powerful psychological (心理的) tool.”
35. What does Sir Steven Redgrave mainly talk about?
A. Difficulties influenced his career.
B. Specialists offered him medical advice.
C. Training helped him defeat his disease.
D. He overcame the shadow of illness to win.
36. What does Karen Pickering put on top of her diary?
A. Her training schedule.
B. Her daily happenings.
C. Her achievements.
D. Her sports career.
37. What does the underlined word “distractions” probably refer to?
A. Ways that help one to focus.
B. Words that help one to feel less tense.
C. Activities that turn one’s attention away.
D. Habits that make it hard for one to relax.
38. According to the passage, what do the three people have in common?
C. Hard work.
Telecommunication means communication at a distance. 39. ________ has been practiced since ancient times using light from fires or sounds, but the ability to send a lot of 40. ________ (inform) quickly only came with electricity. This soon led to the invention of the telegraph (电报). Telegraph can pass signals (信号) using a code (代码) 41. ________ (create) by Samuel Morse which 42. ________ (consist) of a system of dashes and dots to represent (代表) letters. It is still used by the army today.
But the trouble with this method was 43. ________ it could only be used by trained people in places like offices. 44. ________ was needed was a way to turn sound into an electrical signal. Telephone means sound at a distance. Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) designed one of 45. ________ first telephones in the 1870s. Telephones could be used by ordinary people in their own houses. From that moment 46. ________ telecommunication became 47. ________ (access) to more and more people and it was used more 48. ________ (frequent). Radio and television followed soon. The first cellphone appeared in 1973 but was thick and heavy at the time. Look how small and attractive they are now!
All of us need friendships. The understanding between two friends mean both of them have similar ideas and trusting each other. Otherwise, it is impossible for him to help each other and to make their friendship to last long. As an old saying goes，“A friend in need is a friend indeed.” So really friendship should able to stand all sorts of tests. And it is wise to have as many good friends that we can. The more friends we have，the more we can learn for one another, but the more pleasure we can share together.
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答题区：完型：11-15 CBCAA 16-20 CCBDB
21-25 BDBCB 26-30 CBADA
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语法填空 39. It 40.information 41. created
42. consists 43. that 44. What
45. the 46. on 47 . accessible 48. frequently
改错1 friendship 2 means 3 trust 4 him—them 5 to last 去掉 to
6 really—real 7 should be able , 8 that we --as we, 9 learn for---from ,10but--and