1.---I feel so nervous about the National English Speech Competition tomorrow.
A. I really envy you B. Glad to hear that
C. Sounds great D. Take it easy
2. The traffic on the main streets has a longer green signal than on the small ones.
A. one B. this C. that D. it
3. Hurry up, kids! The school bus for us!
A. waits B. was waiting C. waited D. is waiting
4. Read this story, you will realize that not everything can be bought with money.
A. or B. and C. but D. so
5. ---Why are your eyes so red? You have slept well last night.
---Yeah, I stayed up late writing a report.
A. can’t B. mustn’t C. needn’t D. won’t
6. you said at the meeting describes a bright future for the company.
A. When B. How C. What D. That
7. He is so busy. He cannot afford enough time with his son he wants to.
A. even if B. as if C. because D. before
8. which university to attend, the girl asked her teacher for advice.
A. Not knowing B. Knowing not C. Not known D. Known not
9. Nowadays people are more concerned about the environment they live.
A. what B. which C. when D. where
10. The airport next year will help promote tourism in this area.
A. being completed B. to be completed C. completed D. having been completed
“Look, it’s Baldy!” A boy shouted in my direction across the playground. Even though I was
used to regular insults（侮辱）because of the 11 on my head, it was 12 horrible to hear.
I sighed as I headed back to the class.
When I was just 20 months old, I suffered serious 13 after a bowl full of hot oil feel on
my head. I was 14 to hospital and had to stay there for weeks while the doctors 15 to
save my life. “Holly’s very 16 to be alive,” they told Mum and Dad. “But she’ll be
17 with scars on her head, and of course her hair won’t grow there.”
As a child, I cared much about my scars, so I 18 wore a scarf to cover them up when I
left home. 19 I didn’t, people would call me horrible names like Baldy. Although my friends
were always comforting me, they never 20 understood how it felt.
Then through the hospital I was 21 to a children’s burns camp, where children like me
can get any help. There I 22 14-year-old Stephanie, whose burns are a lot more serious than
mine. But she is so 23 that she never lets anyone put her down. “You shouldn’t 24
what people say about what you look like because we’re not different from anyone else, Holly, ”
She 25 me. “And you don’t need to wear a scarf because you look great 26 it!” For the
first time in my life I could speak to someone who’d been through something 27 . So weeks
later, at my 13th birthday party, 28 by her bravery, I gave up my scarf and showed off my
scars. It felt amazing not having to 29 away behind my scarf.
Now, I am 30 of what I look like and much happier, because I have realized it is your
personality（个性）that decides who you are.
11. A. hat B. scarf C. scars D. cuts
12. A. still B. just C. never D. seldom
13. A. hunger B. cold C. defeats D. burns
14. A. rushed B. led C. invited D. forced
15. A. learned B. fought C. returned D. decided
16. A. happy B. lucky C. lonely D. poor
17. A. pressed B. occupied C. left D. painted
18. A. possibly B. usually C. finally D. nearly
19. A. Although B. Since C. If D. Before
20. A. correctly B. roughly C. easily D. really
21. A. promoted B. introduced C. reported D. carried
22. A. met B. recognized C. remembered D. caught
23. A. honest B. strong C. active D. young
24. A. write down B. agree with C. pass on D. listen to
25. A. promised B. encouraged C. ordered D. calmed
26. A. in B. for C. without D. beyond
27. A. similar B. strange C. hard D. important
28. A. allowed B. required C. guided D. inspired
29. A. hide B. give C. keep D. put
30. A. sick B. awake C. tired D. proud
To celebrate the Year of the Snake
Organized by Lam Tin Youth Centre and Kwun Tong High school
Date：2 February 2013
Time：10 am – 5 pm
Place：Kwn Tong Playground
Fee: $ 20 (buy three get one free)
Programmes：drama, lion dance, magic show and ballet performance
Highlights: 1) enter the lucky draw to win a digital camera
2) learn to make festival food
John us on the Fun day!
All are welcome!
★Ticket are available at the General Office of Lam Tin Youth Centre.
★For those who would like to be a volunteer, please contact Miss Olivia Wong one week before
31. What you have just read is a .
A. note B. report C. schedule D. poster
32. What is going to take place on 2 February, 2013?
A. A big event to welcome a Chinese new year.
B. A social gathering to raise money for wildlife.
C. A party for close friends to meet and have fun.
D. A meeting of Kwun Tong High School students.
33. How much do you have to pay in total if four of you go together?
A. $ 20. B. $ 40 C. $ 60. D. $ 80.
34. Which of the following statements is true?
A. Tickets are sold in Kwun Tong High School.
B. It’s unnecessary to take soft drinks with you.
C. Free digital cameras are provided for everybody.
D. Festival food will be served without extra charge.
On a stormy day last August, Tim heard some shouting. Looking out to the sea carefully, he
saw a couple of kids in a rowboat were being pulled out to sea.
Two 12-year-old boys, Christian and Jack, rowed out a boat to search a football. Once they’d
rowed beyond the calm waters, a beach umbrella tied to the boat caught the wind and pulled the
boat into open water. The pair panicked and tried to row back to shore. But they were no match for
it and the boat was out of control.
Tim knew it would soon be swallowed by the waves.
“Everything went quiet in my head,” Tim recalls（回忆）. “I’m trying to figure out how to
swim to the boys in a straight line.”
Tim took off his clothes and jumped into the water. Every 500 yards or so, he raised his head
to judge his progress. “At one point, I considered turning back,” he says. “I wondered if I was
putting my life at risk.” After 30 minutes of struggling, he was close enough to yell to the boys,
“Take down the umbrella!”
“Let’s aim for the pier（码头）,” Jack said. Tim turned the boat toward it. Soon afterward,
waves crashed over the boat, and it began to sink. “Can you guys swim?” he cried. “A little bit,”
the boys said.
Once they were in the water, Tim decided it would be safer and faster for him to pull the boys
toward the pier. Christian and Jack were wearing life jackets and floated on their backs. Tim swam
toward land as water washed over the boys’ faces.
“Are we almost there?” they asked again and again. “Yes,” Tim told them each time.
After 30 minutes, they reached the pier.
35. Why did the two boys go to the sea?
A. To go boat rowing B. To get back their football.
C. To swim in the open water D. To test the umbrella as a sail.
36. What does “it” in Paragraph 2 refer to?
A. The beach B. The water C. The boat D. The wind
37. Why did Tim raise his head regularly?
A. To take in enough fresh air . B. To consider turning back or not.
C. To check his distance from the boys. D. To ask the boys to take down the umbrella.
38. How can the two boys finally reach the pier?
A. They were dragged to the pier by Tim.
B. They swam to the pier all by themselves.
C. They were washed to the pier by the waves.
D. They were carried to the pier by Tim on his back.
LONDON---A British judge on Thursday sentenced a businessman who sold fake（假冒的）
bomb detectors（探测器）to 10 years in prison, saying the man hadn’t cared about potentially
It is believed that James McCormick got about $ 77.8 million from the sales of his
detectors---which were based on a kind of golf ball finder---to countries including Iraq, Belgium
and Saudi Arabia.
McCormick, 57, was convicted（判罪）of cheats last month and sentenced Thursday at the
Old Bailey court in London.
“Your cheating conduct in selling a great amount of useless equipment simply for huge profit
promoted a false sense of security and in all probability materially contributed to causing death
and injury to innocent people,” Judge Richard Hone told McCormick. “You have neither regret,
nor shame, nor any sense of guilt.”
The detectors, sold for up to $ 42, 000 each, were said to be able to find such dangerous
objects as bombs under water and from the air. But in fact they “lacked any grounding in science”
and were of no use.
McCormick had told the court that he sold his detectors to the police in Kenya, the prison
service in Hong Kong, the army in Egypt and the border control in Thailand.
“I never had any bad results from customers,” he said.
39. Why was McCormick sentenced to prison?
A. He sold bombs. B. He caused death of people.
C. He made detectors. D. He cheated in business.
40. According to the judge, what McCormick had done .
A. increased the cost of safeguarding
B. lowered people’s guard against danger
C. changed people’s idea of social security
D. caused innocent people to commit crimes
41. Which of the following is true of the detectors?
A. They have not been sold to Africa
B. They have caused many serious problems.
C. They can find dangerous objects in water.
D. They don’t function on the basis of science.
42. It can be inferred from the passage that McCormick .
A. solo the equipment at a low price
B. was well-known in most countries
C. did not think he had committed the crime
D. had not got such huge profit as mentioned in the text
Home to me means a sense of familiarity and nostalgia（怀旧）. It’s fun to come home. It
looks the same. It smells the same. You’ll realize what’s changed is you. Home is where we can
remember pain, love and some other experiences: We parted here; My parents met here; I won
three championships here.
If I close my eyes, I can still have a clear picture in mind of my first home. I walk in the door
and see a brown sofa surrounding a low glass-top wooden table. To the right of the living room is
my first bedroom. It’s empty, but it’s where my earliest memories are.
There is the dining room table where I celebrated birthdays and where I cried on
Halloween---when I didn’t want to wear the skirt my mother made for me. I always liked standing
on that table because it made me feel tall and strong. If I sit at this table, I can see my favorite
room in the house, my parents’ room. It is simple: a brown wooden dresser lines the right side of
the wall next to a television and a couple of photos of my grandparents on each side. Their bed is
my safe zone. I can jump on it anytime---waking up my parents if I am scared or if I have an
important announcement that cannot wait until the morning.
I’m lucky because I know my first home still exists. It exists in my mind and heart, on a
physical property（住宅）on West 64th street on the western edge of Los Angeles. It is proof I lived,
I grew, and I learned.
Sometimes when I feel lost, I lie down and shut my eyes, and I go home. I know it’s where
I’ll find my family, my dogs, and my belongings. I purposely leave the window open at night
because I know I’ll be blamed by Mom. But I don’t mind, because I want to hear her say my name, which reminds me I’m home.
43. Why does the author call her parents’ bed her “safe zone”（Paragraph 3）?
A. It is her favorite place to play.
B. Her needs can be satisfied there.
C. Her grandparents’ photos are lined on each side.
D. Her parents always play together with her there.
44. What can be learned from the passage?
A. The old furniture is still in the author’s first bedroom.
B. The author can still visit her first physical home in Los Angeles.
C. The author’s favorite room in her first home is the dining room.
D. Many people of the author’s age can still find their first physical homes.
45. Sometimes when she feels lost, the author will .
A. open the window at night B. lie down in bed to have a dream
C. try to bring back a sense of home D. go to Los Angeles to visit her mom
46. What is the author’s purpose of writing this passage?
A. To express how much she is attached to her home.
B. To declare how much she loves her first house.
C. To describe the state of her family.
D. To look back on her childhood.
Fear may be felt in the heart as well as in the head, according to a study that has found a link
between the cycles of a beating heart and the chance of someone feeling fear.
Tests on healthy volunteers found that they were more likely to feel a sense of fear at the
moment when their hearts are contracting（收缩）and pumping blood around their bodies,
compared with the point when the heartbeat is relaxed. Scientists say the results suggested that the
heart is able to influence how the brain responds to a fearful event, depending on which point it is
at in its regular cycle of contraction and relaxation.
Sarah Garfinkel at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School said, “Our study show for the
first time that the way in which we deal with fear is different depending on when we see fearful
pictures in relation to our heart.
The study tested 20 healthy volunteers on their reactions to fear as they were shown pictures
of fearful faces. Dr. Garfinkel said, “The study showed that fearful faces are better noticed when
the heart is pumping than when it is relaxed. Thus our hearts can also affect what we see and what
we don’t see---and guide whether we see fear.”
To further understand this relationship, the scientists also used a brain scanner（扫描仪）to
show how the brain influences the way the heart changes a person’s feeling of fear.
“We have found an important mechanism by which the heart and brain ‘speak’ to each other
to change our feelings and reduce fear” Dr. Garfinkel said.
“We hope that by increasing our understanding about how fear is dealt with and ways that it
could be reduced, we may be able to develop more successful treatments for anxiety disorders,
and also for those who may be suffering from serious stress disorder.”
47. What is the finding of the study?
A. One’s heart affects how he feels fear.
B. Fear is a result of one’s relaxed heartbeat.
C. Fear has something to do with one’s health.
D. One’s fast heartbeats are likely to cause fear.
48. The study was carried out by analyzing .
A. volunteers’ heartbeats when they saw terrible pictures
B. the time volunteers saw fearful pictures and their health conditions
C. volunteers’ reactions to horrible pictures and data from their brain scans
D. different pictures shown to volunteers and their heart-brain communication
49. Which of the following is closest in meaning to “mechanism” in Paragraph 6?
A. Order B. System C. Machine D. Treatment.
50. This study may contribute to .
A. treating anxiety and stress better
B. explaining the cycle of fear and anxiety
C. finding the key to the heart-brain communication
D. understanding different fears in our hearts and heads
--- James, can I have some black tea?
--- Sure. 51 .
--- Well, just a little, please.
--- 52 . I have gained some weight these days.
--- How nice it is!
--- 53 .
--- Yes, please. Do you mind me smoking here?
--- 54 . I don’t want to have secondhand smoke. Would you like some cookies,
instead? Eating more and smoking less will do you good.
--- I also suggest that you follow a special diet.
D.Well, go ahead.
E.No, one is enough.
F.How do you want it made?
G.Would you like some more?
第三部分 写作（共三节 共50分）
A nurse of 78 this weekend celebrates 60 years of walking the wards---and she has no plans to retire.Jackie Reid was 18 when she started work in 1953---when the National Health Service
（NHS）was just five years old---and is believed to be the oldest nurse in Britain.
The diabetes（糖尿病）specialist had to retire at 65 but returned as a nurse within two weeks
and still does up to four seven-and-a-half hour shifts（轮班）each week.
Mrs. Reid said, ”Nursing is hard if you do it correctly but I love my job. Working for the
NHS has been my life. I have no other hobbies because I have worked all my life.”
Jackie has worked at a number of different hospitals---including one in Scotland.
Her specialist field has been diabetes for the past 40 years. She retrained after her 12-year-old
daughter Michelle developed the disease. She currently works at Southend Hospital, Essex.
Over the last 60 years she has treated tens of thousands of patients.
Jackie believes nursing should be protected from government cuts. She said, “There’s lots of
things I would say to the government. If you are going to get good care you have to have the
resources（资源）, you can’t do it without enough money. They shouldn’t need the cuts that there
are in the NHS. It’s hard now because there’s a shortage of staff.”
Jackie has lived alone in Grays, Essex, since her husband died three years ago.
The couple have two daughters Michelle, 50, and Karen, 54.
Jackie added, “My youngest daughter worries about me---she doesn’t think I should work as
much as I do. I constantly say ’don’t worry about me, I’m fine’, but she never believes me. I don’t
like the thought of giving it up and will try to keep going forever.”
56. In which year was the NHS set up? (within 2 words)
57. What does Jackie think of nursing? (within 6 words)
58. When did Jackie retrain in the field of diabetes? (within 6words)
59. What does Jackie wish the government to do? (within 7 words)
60. Why does Jackie’s daughter worry about her? (within 8 words)
Today we had a chemistry test. I found the test difficulty, but I tried hardly to do it. Suddenly Mary, my best friend, asking me to let her to copy my answers. After think for some time, I let her
copy my answers. But after the test, all of us were called to the teacher’s office. The teacher was
angry because we had same answers in the tests. We were warned not to cheat again so she would
need to see our parents. I was very upset. I didn’t cheat. I was just helping a friend. Why does she
It’s useful and necessary to discuss learning habits._______________________________