It was a physical class. But it was nothing like previous ones — the class was “attended” by over 60 million students across China, and the teacher was not even on the planet: she was 340 kilometers above the earth.
“Hello, everyone. I’m Wang Yaping. I’ll host your lecture today.” Smiling to the camera, Wang, China’s second female astronaut, started her video class on June 20 on board the Tiangong-1 space station.
To show how Newton’s Laws work in space, Wang and her fellow astronauts used simple items like balls and spinning tops. The highlight of the lecture was when Wang made a film of water using a metal ring, something that only happens in zero gravity, where the surface tension(张力) of water is much higher than it is on the earth. She then took it a step further by pouring more water onto the film and turning it into a water ball, leaving the audience amazed by what they saw.
The 40-minute lesson seemed to have passed too quickly for students to see enough of those magical experiments. But sending stuff into space is really expensive. According to The Beijing Times, every kilogram launched into space cost 20,000 dollars. The experimental items taken this time were all strictly selected and weighed about 2.9 kilograms in total. This adds up to quite a large price tag.
The organizers of the event also had to consider the time of day: the communication signal between the earth and Tiangong-1 was best during that specific 40 minutes, when the spacecraft was flying within the coverage of all of the ground-based testing stations.
1. Why is the class different from a common one?
A. Because it took 40 minutes.
B. Because over 60 million students across the world attended it.
C. Because the teacher was on the planet.
D. Because the lecturer was in space.
2. One of the experiments shows .
A. object motion under weight conditions B. laws of physics under weightless conditions
C. laws of physics under weight conditions D. how Newton’s Laws work on the earth
3. Which phrase can best replace the underlined words in the passage?
A. took a photo of water. B. recorded moving pictures of water.
C. made a thin layer of water. D. all the above.
4. Which of the following statements can be the best title of the passage?
A. Teaching from the Sky. B. Teaching on Physics.
C. Teaching Experiments. D. Teaching by an Astronaut.
Discover Artistic Talents across the Country
Redtory, established in 20xx, is a spacious art district often referred to as Guangzhou’s 798. Made up of more than 30 old halls, mostly buildings of red brick, the place was originally built in 1956 as Chinese largest can factory. Some of the rusty machines from the old factory have been kept as art equipment, giving the zone an old charm.
Where: No. 128 Yuancun Siheng Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:30 am-9 pm
Tank Loft, Chongqing
This 12,000-square-meter art center was established on the site of a used military tank warehouse(仓库). It is the largest contemporary art base in western China, featuring modern exhibition, galleries, design studios and art bookstores. The art zone is located on the campus of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and was created by the school in the early 20xxs.
Where: No. 108 Huangjueping Center Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing
Opening hours: 9 am-5 pm(closed Mondays)
M50, also known as 50 Moganshan Road, is the center of Shanghai’s contemporary art scene, with more than 100 artists whose studios are open to the public. This dist rict, on the bank of Suzhou Creek, was previously a textile factory until it seized production in 1999. Xue Song, a Shanghai artist, was the first to establish a studio there in 20xx.
Where: No. 50 Moganshan Road, Pudong District, Shanghai
Opening hours: 10 am-5 pm(closed Mondays)
798 Art Zone, Beijing
Attracted by ordered designing, convenient traffic and unique style of Bauhaus architecture, art organizations and artists have crowded in the vacant plants and transformed them since 20xx, gradually forming a district gathered galleries, art studios, cultural companies, fashion shops etc. As the earliest area where the organizations and artists moved in located in the original area of 798 factory, this place was named as Beijing 798 Art Zone.
Where: No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening hours: 10 am-6 pm
5. If you are going to visit an art zone at 7pm, which one can you g o to?
A. Redtory, Guangzhou. B. Tank Loft, Chongqing.
C. M50, Shanghai. D. 798 Art Zone, Beijing.
6. Tank Loft, Chongqing is quite different from the others in .
A. size B. site C. feature D. weather
7. Which of the following was built first?
A. Redtory, Guangzhou. B. Tank Loft, Chongqing.
C. M50, Shanghai. D. 798 Art Zone, Beijing.
Camilla Broomstick, a missing Camden –area woman, was reported found inside her damaged Chevrolet Malibu Sunday afternoon in a County near Camden New Jersey, at the bottom of an embankment(路堤) off a highway, according to authorities. Her car, turned upside down, was spotted by a passer-by who had stopped to view scenery and noticed something shining and what looked like a body, authorities said.
When emergency res ponders arrived, they found Broomstick alive inside her severely damaged car. The vehicle rested upside down after flying 120 feet off the highway and rolling an additional 200 feet into an aspen woods.
“The crash alone would have killed her,” New Jersey State Trooper Dean Enoch said. “Its surprising that she survived the crash at all, and then to be down there for that amount of days without food or water.”
Earlier Monday, the family released a statement at the hospital thanking emergency responders who rushed Broomstick to the hospital and to the man who found her and notified authorities.
“We sincerely appreciate all the thoughts, prayers and kind gestures from the community during such a hard time for our family,” the statement read. “While were hopeful of her prognosis(愈后), Camilla was seriously injured and with multiple internal and external injuries. Later this afternoon Camilla will be undergoing surgery here to amputate(截肢) both of her feet. Doctors were not able to save her feet due to the serious injuries. Camilla is in critical but stable condition at this time and has a very long road ahead.”
In the statement, family members mentioned reports that Br oomstick wrote a request for help on an umbrella she pushed out the car window. “We cannot comment on that right now because we have not seen the umbrella,” the statement said. Family members also asked that the public respect their privacy.
8. Who found the severely damaged car?
A. The authorities. B. A passer-by.
C. Emergency responders. D. Her families.
9. Where was the damaged car when it was found?
A. 200 feet from the high way. B. 120 feet from the high way.
C. 220 feet from the high way. D. 320 feet from the high way.
10. What can we know from the passage ?
A. Camilla Broomstick was lucky to survive.
B. Camilla Broomstick had a strong will.
C. Camilla Broomstick had a good body.
D. Camilla Broomstick was bad in driving.
11. What is implied in the last two paragraphs?
A. Broomstick’s family are grateful for the doctors.
B. Broomstick’s family are not sure about the umbrella.
C. Broomstick’s family are worried about her legs.
D. Broomstick’s family are not willing to be disturbed.
If you put a buzzard（秃鹰）in a pen(围栏) six to eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be a prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten to twelve feet. Without space to run, it will not even attempt to fly, but remain a prisoner for life in a small prison with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is to shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight height from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee (大黄蜂), if dropped into an open tumbler(平底玻璃杯), will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but insists on trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not realizing that the answer is right there above them.
12. Why does a buzzard choose to stay in a pen?
A. Becaus e it is safe to live there.
B. Because it gets used to living there.
C. Because it cannot take off within an limited area.
D. Because it lost its ability to fly.
13. The underlined word in the second paragraph probably means “ .”
A. to run slowly B. to move slowly C. to pace slowly D. to fly slowly
14. A bumblebee will completely destroy itself for .
A. it does not look for a way out above B. it is dropped into an open cage
C. it does not try to find a way to escape D. it hurts itself while flying
15. In which way are many people similar to a buzzard, an ordinary bat and a bumblebee?
A. They are overcoming all their problems and frustrations.
B. They are all content with the things as they are.
C. They choose to give in to problems and frustrations.
D. They do not seek new ways to deal with difficulties.
We spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, and looking for that special love．Unfortunately, that’s not usually how life works. To be loved, you should love and respect yourself as much as you do others. In order to love someone, you should love yourself．
●Stop comparing yourself to others．16 We all have different gifts．When you compare yourself to others for what they have, whether it is a car, a house, or a job, it makes you feel bad about yourself. Really be grateful about everything you have. Gratitude keeps your heart open to love．
●Practice receiving love. To truly love is to be able to receive it. When someone loves you, does some kind deeds to you, or says kind words, accept it．17 Know that you are worthy of love. It is important to accept a gift of love by others. You give yourself a chance to learn more about yourself that you are lovable．18
● 19 Write about your experiences, good and bad. When you write down good experiences, allow yourself to feel those feelings. When you remember bad experiences, allow yourself to feel self-compassion. Compassion is not self-pity, but rather willingness to accept ones own pain and regret．
●Stop trying to be perfect. Stop blaming yourself for being less than perfect．20
Just follow all the steps above and dont let anyones expectations of you put any pressure on you．
A. Keep a diary．
B. Appreciate yourself．
C. Do not feel sorry about it．
D. Always do your best, but not reaching perfection is NOT failure．
E. Allow yourself to feel the love that has come your way．
F. You give someone a joy of giving by loving you．
G. Everyone on the earth is unique．
Michael kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. “I want to 28 to her,” he said. If he didn’t see sister now, he might never see her 29 . She dressed him in an oversized suit and marched him into ICU, but the head nurse 30 him as a child and shouted. “Get the kid out of here now! No children are 31 .” The 32 mild-mannered lady glared into the head nurse’s face. “He is not leaving 33 he sings to his sister!” Karen dragged Michael to his sister’s bedside. He gazed at the tiny baby 34 the battle to live, and he began to sing. 35 the pure hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang:
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray....”
Instantly the baby girl 36 . The pulse rate became calm and steady.
“You never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my 37 away.”
“The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I 38 I held you in my arms.....”
Michael’s little sister relaxed.
The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God’s 39 !
Never give up on the people you love. Love is so 40 powerful.
21. A. boy B. girl C. baby D. relative
22. A. delight B. prepare C. play D. study
23. A. mother B. father C. parents D. sister
24. A. terrible B. well C. better D. worse
25. A. little B. some C. big D. much
26. A. toy B. chair C. room D. bed
27. A. attended B. planned C. held D. expected
28. A. sing B. dance C. talk D. smile
29. A. asleep B. afraid C. awake D. alive
30. A. promised B. recognized C. treated D. viewed
31. A. allowed B. ask C. acquire D. refused
32. A. seldom B. rarely C. usually D. constantly
33. A. until B. after C. if D. when
34. A. winning B. getting C. losing D. fighting
35. A. In B. On C. At D. With
36. A. cried B. laughed C. answered D. responded
37. A. sister B. sunshine C. happiness D. gift
38. A. dreamed B. saw C. hoped D. knew
39. A. song B. voice C. smile D. love
40. A. simply B. strangely C. unbelievably D. easily
What is the most popular communication tool today? 41 your answer is QQ or MSN, I must say youre a bit old fashioned. Today, a new form of communication “Wechat”，which 42 (own) a Chinese name Weixin, is becoming the most influential text and voicing tool all over the world.
What advantages do Wechat have? First, Wechat is 43 relative cheap way of communication; that is to say, it uses network traffic instead of telephone fare. Next, we can know 44 is going on at any time. And we can have 45 (easy) access to information available than other messaging tools.
What roles does it play 46 our daily life? According to the latest report, the registered users on Wechat platform has topped 200 million and expanded its business to overseas market. Can you imagine that a mobile phone ‘app’ is so 47 (appeal) that it reaches 200 million users within 8 months? Wechat itself has become the most popular mobile chat application in the world. A large 48 of people have become “Wechataholic”, which means they keep staring at the mobile phone all the time and can’t live without 49 .
However, while enjoying its great convenience, people should not ignore the danger of 50 (cheat), for information on Wechat is publicly known.
Double 11 or November 11, named Singles’ Day in China, has become a shopping festival for shopping lovers, specially for women and students, most of which click their mouses wildly. I am a crazy shopper, too.
November 12 was memorable for me, for I had a unusual experience that day. I didn’t wake up until it was 9:30 am because I have stayed up shopping from Taobao the night before. I got dressed hurriedly, grasped my schoolbag and left with having breakfast. I rode to school as fast as I could, hoped it would be soon to reach the school. When I finally got to my school, I found that the door was locked. It was turned out that our students were off that day. I needn’t come to school. I couldn’t help bursting into laughters for my foolish behavior.
What a ridiculous day ! This experience will be unforgettable in my mind.
你校文学社向高三学生征文，请你以“How to Realize my Dream to University”为主题写一篇短文。
21—25 CBDDA 26—30 CBADB
31—35 ACAC A 36—40 DBADC
41. If 42.owns 43. a 44. what 45. easier
46. in 47. appealing 48. number 49. it 50.being cheated
1. specially- especially 2. which- whom 3. a- an 4. have- had或去掉hav e 5. with- without
6. hoped- hoping 7.去掉was 8. our- we 9. needn’t后加上have 10. laughters- laugher
I often imagine what university I will enter next year. To be honest, I do hope I can go to Beijing University to learn economics which I’ve dreamed of since I was a child.
As a matter of fact, I haven’t completely put into my heart into all subjects such as maths, physics. I often want to play games and don’t listen to my teachers carefully in class.
As a saying goes “No pains , no gains.” I do know if I really want to realize my dream to the university, I have to work hard at all subjects. From now on, I am determined to make full use of my time, attending my class attentively, reading wildly, completing all the homework and doing sports to keep healthy. I believe, only by working hard at all subjects can I make my dream come true.
5、A.细节理解题，根据每段末尾的营业时间对比Redtory, Guangzhou的营业时间Mon-Sun 10:30 am-9 pm（上午10:30-下午9点）符合题意。
6、B．细节理解题，根据This 12,000-square-meter art. center was established on the site of a used military tank warehouse. Tank loft, Chongqing选址在军用仓库，其余三家选址在废弃工厂。可得出答案选C。
8、B.根据第一自然段中句子Her car, turned upside down, was spotted by a passerby可知是一个过路人发现了肇事车辆，因此选B。
9、D.细节理解题，根据第二自然段中距离计算（120feet加上200feet）可得出答案为D, 320 feet。
11、D．推理判断题，根据结尾句Family members also asked that the public respect their privacy.可推知车主家人希望别人尊重其隐私，不愿被打扰故选D。
12、C.细节理解题，根据第一自然段第二句话The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten to twelve feet.可知buzzard（秃鹰）要借助一段距离的助跑，才能飞起，空间狭小，无法起飞，故得出答案C。
14、A.细节理解题，根据第三自然段第二句话It never sees the means of escape at the top，说明bumblebee（黄蜂）不知道从上方逃走，可得出答案A。
16.G根据小标题“Stop comparing yourself to others”，可知本段是让你不要与人相比。再根据其后的句子“We all have different gifts”“我们各人都有自己特有的天份”，说明自己是独一无二的。
17. E根据前面的句子“When someone loves you, does some kind deeds to you, or says kind words, accept it”，“当有人爱你，为你做一些好事或说些好话时，请接受”，可知下文是“让你感觉到爱已经离你不远了”。
18.F根据小标题“Practice receiving love”可知本段落的主旨是要你“学会接受爱”。又根据前面这个句子“You give yourself a chance to learn more about yourself that you are lovable”．“让你给自己一个了解自己有多讨人喜欢的机会”可知，“你应该给爱你的人以表达的机会和快乐”。F最符合语境。
19.A根据后面的两个句子“Write about your experiences, good and bad．When you write down good experiences, ”可知本段落都是与写有关的话题。A选项最符合做小标题。
20.D根据前面的句子“Stop blaming yourself for being less than perfect”“让你不要责怪自己不够完美”可知D最符合上下文语境，即告诉你不完美不是失败。
21. C考查名词。结合下文They found out that the new baby was going to be a girl,故选C项。
22. B考查动词。结合下文可知是prepare for“为…作准备”,故选B项。
23. D考查名词。结合上文a girl,故选D项。
24. D考查形容词的比较级。结合下文Be prepared for the worst,故选D项。
30. B考查动词。 promised允诺；recognized认出；treated对待；viewed看待。根据下文可知句意为:但是护士长认出了他是一个孩子。故选B项
31. A考查动词。allow同意，允许; ask要求; acquire获得; refuse拒绝。结合上下文可知句意为:重症护理室一般是不许小孩进去的,故选A项。
34. C考查动词。根据上文There is little hope,故选C项。
35. A考查介词。in在某个范围内; on在某个表面; at在一点; with用某种具体工具。结合下文可知句意为:在一个三岁孩子来自纯净心灵的歌声里，米歇尔唱到。选A项。
38. A考查动词。根据上文as I lay sleeping,应选A项dreamed
46.考查词组搭配。play a role/roles in……，故填in。
48.考查修饰名词的可数和不可数的搭配。A large number of修饰可数名词复数，被修饰名词people为可数名词，故填number。
Double 11 or November 11, named Singles Day in China, has become a shopping festival for
shopping lovers, specially for women and students, most of which click the mouse mildly. I am a
① especially ②whom
crazy shopper, too.
November 12 was memorable for me for I had a unusual experience that day. I slept until it was
9:30 am because I have stayed up the night before. I got dressed hurriedly, grasped my schoolbag
④ had have
and left with having breakfast. I rode to school as fast as I could, hoped it would be soon to reach
the school. When I finally got to my school, I found that the door was locked. It was turned out that
our students were off that day. I needn’t ∧come to school. I couldn’t help bursting into laughters for my foolish
⑧we ⑨have ⑩laugher
What a ridiculous day ! This experience will be unforgettable in my mind.
② which→whom。考查关系词的使用。前面先行词指人，且most of加宾格，故用whom。
④ have→had或去掉have。考查时态。从下文the night before,可以看出应用过去完成时或一般过去时。
⑧ our→we。考查人称代词。We students的身份是学生，our students是身份是老师，从上文grasped the schoolbag看出作者是学生.
⑨在needn’t和come之间插入have。needn’t have done意为“本不必做某事（而实际上做了）”。
⑩ laughters→laughter。抽象名词laughter为不可数名词，且构成固定搭配burst into laughter。