“Stop making excuses for him,Mom,”I said.“Bt maybe he is feeling unwell...” Mom said.“Maybe nothing,” I interrupted. I had been tending Mom since her health began to decline and this would be the first time in a year that my husband and I had a night out together. Jerry had promised to stay with Mom. Bt again he let us down. Ad more often than not,his drinking had a lot to do with it. His irresponsibility upset me.
I remembered our happy growingup years in a small town in West Virginia. With good family education,Jerry had been a kind kid. He was only 15when Dd died. Unlike him,I got over the sorrow soon,but he started drinking. Soon he began hanging out with bad guys.
Jerry and I didn’t see each other often,but we talked on the phone. Usually,though,we ended up fighting. When Mom came to live with us,Jerry dropped in regularly at first,but after a while his visits became sporadic. He explained he couldn’t handle seeing Mom in such a bad condition. Aother excuse,I thought.
One day I went to see the doctor about my back.It had been aching for months.“I can’t find anything wrong with you physically,”the doctor said.“Bt I can tell you’re very tense. Is something bothering you?” I poured out my story about Jerry. “D you think he’s likely to change?” he asked. I shrugged. “Probably not.” “Bt, you can,” he said gently.
Me? Why did I have to change? He was the one who constantly let us down. Bt what had I done? Maybe the doctor was right. I couldn’t love his behavior, but I could love him—the way I did when we were little. A I walked into the house I sensed a relief.
Jerry died young due to drinking. I miss him. Bt I’m grateful I was given the opportunity to show him I loved him—as he was, not as I wanted him to be.
41 When Jerry failed to carry out his promise that night，his mother_____.
Afelt very angry
Btried to defend him
Cwas indifferent about it
Dphoned him to ask him to come back
24-2Jerry got into the habit of drinking mainly because________.
Ahe was influenced by bad guys
Bhis mom left to live with his sister
Cnobody cared for him after his father died
Dhe couldn’t get over the sadness of losing his father
34-3The underlined word “sporadic” in Paragraph 3probably means “________”．
44-4What did the author think of the doctor’s suggestion at first?
AIt was acceptable.
BIt gave her much hope.
CIt was unreasonable.
DIt made her confused.
54-5What’s the main idea of the passage?
ALove can help a person give up bad habits.
BToo much tension will destroy a person’s health.
CWe shouldn’t expect too much of a person.
DWe should try to love a person as he is.
A older friend once gave me a piece of advice,“Ejoy the last few weeks of college,” she said,“since college is the best time of your life.”
This was not the first time I’d heard such a statement,but with graduation fast coming close,her words especially struck me. It seemed a bit disappointing to reach one’s life peak at only 22years of age,but in her opinion,college had been one of the best times in my life so far .I made friends,took classes,and learned a great deal about myself. Bt I was also excited for the time after college—moving to a new city,starting a new job,and becoming a “real” person. I hoped that my great dreams were practical.
Then,last week I read a column in Real Simple Magazine called 10 Years of Atitude,in which women 10 years or older shared their life experiences and views. I noticed that none of them considered college as the “best” time of their life. Not all of them went to college,but still in most cases their teens and twenties were not the best times of their life. They said some of their favorite times were raising their children,traveling after retirement,and even enjoying their present time and age.
Ejoying one’s present time and age was a clear theme of the interviews. Apiece of advice given by the women was about the importance of making the best of all situations. I think it more accurate than that of my friend;I can say with certainty that if I am lucky enough to make it to 10.I refuse to spend the last 80years of my life plummeting (跌落) downhill,or even leveling off.
I am sure that our eagerness and devotion will make us college students live a meaningful life. We will not just look backwards or miss our college days. We will look forward in excitement about continued journey uphill.
51 Which of the following opinions does the writer agree with?
ACollege is the best time of one’s life.
BTwenties were the best time of the old people.
COne should make the best of all situations.
DOne should not look backwards at their college time.
75-2In the second paragraph，the writer wants to say________.
Aher achievements in college would be the peak of her success
Bshe is looking forward to living as a “real” person in college
Cshe becomes more and more uneasy with graduation
Dshe is satisfied with the college life but is hopeful for the future
85-3The column the writer read is mainly about those old women’s________.
Abest time of life at youth
Blife experiences and views
Cdifferent opinions about life
Dfavorite time with best friends
95-4By saying “I refuse to spend the last 80years of my life plummeting downhill，or even leveling off” (in Paragraph 4，the writer really means________.
Ashe will not spend the rest of her time at college
Bshe will not just obtain a college level certificate
Cshe will not be satisfied with what she has already accomplished
Dshe will not be content with the life in the future
105-5Which of the following words can be used to describe the writer?
We cannot help asking if sandstorm is a pure natural phenomenon over which we have no control.
12But there is at least one prediction that can be made with assurance.
13The farmer can continue to support himself and his family only if he produces a surplus.
14After this agreement is signed by the two parties, both parties shall strictly abide by it.
15It must be admitted that a good deal of dissatisfaction is reflected in those report.
16The newspaper was ordered to pay damages to the film star for printing an untrue story about her.
Which one is not the usual tool for traditional Cinese painting?
18Who created the painting “Delling in the Fchun Mountains”?
19When was the painting “Night Revels of Han Xizai” created?
20In the “Fur Geat Painters”of Yuan Dnasty, who represents the highest level of landscape painting?
21Which is the most important color in the traditional Cinese paintings?
_____ most children nowadays are the only children, they tend to be more self-centered.
23_____ _ , the dancers practice hard to make their dreams come true.
ABeing disabled as they
BAs they are disabled
CDisabled as they are
DDisabled so they are
24— Mum, I failed the test again. — Oh, I knew it. How can you learn anything _____ _ you spend all your free time watching television.
25When I arrived in this country, I had to start learning the language from _____ .
26Japan has to employ an increasing number of overseas workers because there is no easy solution to its labor _____ .
27It was the largest experiment we had ever had; it _____ six hours.
28I shall never beat John at tennis; we are clearly not in the same _____ .
29As soon as Carles had _____ a little from his surprise, his one thought was to get away.
30We can only give you the _____ number of refugees crossing the border at the moment.
31The two dogs started to fight, so we tried to _____ them.
32The thieves _____ him _____ in the park, took his wallet and escaped.
Aheld .. back
Bheld .. up
Cheld .. on
Dheld .. out
33The shop-assistant was straight with his customers. If an article was of _____ quality, he'd tell them so.
34He offered to _____ her a hand as the suitcase was too heavy for her to carry.
35Children are likely to get _____ if no one cares about their upbringing.
Aout of hand
Bout of order
Cout of place
Dout of work
36At first it seemed that the building would be all right but later it was found to need _____ .