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2011暑期“挑战擂台”第二阶段结束了!(感谢每一位参与的同学,尤其是Linda和1737)  

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Round

Winner

1

 ZZ

2

 Mike

3

 1737

4

 Jack

5

 Mike

6

 Linda

7

 Linda

8

 Linda

9

 Linda

10

 小荷


  1

On my way home I knocked into a stranger as he passed by. “Oh. I'm terribly sorry,” I said. “That’s all right. Please excuse me too; I wasn't even __1__ you. I wish I didn’t hurt you.”

We were very ___2___. We said good-bye and went on our way.

But at home we often ___3____our loved ones in a different way.

Later that day, while I was cooking the evening meal, my daughter stood beside me very quietly. When I turned, I nearly ____4____her down. “Move out of the way.” I shouted. She walked away, tears (眼泪) in her eyes.

While I lay awake in bed, I realized how  ___5___ I’d spoken. So I decided to get up to say sorry to my daughter. On the way to her bedroom, to my surprise, I found some ___6____ by the door of the kitchen. At that time my tears began to fall. I quietly went and got down on my knees by her ____7____. She woke up and put her arms around my neck when I kissed her. Then I asked, “Did you pick these flowers for me?”

She smiled, “I found them out by the tree. I picked them ___8____ they're pretty like you. I knew you’d like them. I stood quietly in order to give you a surprise.” “Oh dear, I'm really sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn’t have shouted at you.”

“ That’s okay. Mom. I ___9____you anyway.”

I suddenly realized what a clever way it is to explain the word ____10____ like this: (F) ather (A) nd (M) other, (I) (L) ove (Y) ou!

(   ) 1. A. saving      B. helping           C. calling          D. noticing

(   ) 2. A. sad          B. angry              C. polite            D. proud

(   ) 3. A. help         B. treat                C. criticize        D. encourage

(   ) 4. A. put           B. took                C. turned          D. knocked

(   ) 5. A. sadly        B. rudely             C. softly            D. calmly

(   ) 6. A. books      B. clothes            C. flowers         D. vegetables

(   ) 7. A. bed          B. desk                C. chair            D. computer

(   ) 8. A. if              B. though             C. before         D. because

(   ) 9. A. love         B. need                C. miss            D. hate

(   ) 10. A. father    B. mother             C. family           D. daughter

 

   2

Let children learn to judge their own work. A child learning to talk doesn’t learn by being corrected all the time. If corrected too much, he will stop___(1)___. He notices a thousand times a day the difference between the language he uses and the language other people use. Later on, he makes the necessary ___(2)___ to make his language like ____(3)___people’s. In the same way, children learn to do all the other things without ____(4)___taught…..to walk, run, climb, ride a bike. But in school we never give a child a chance to find out his mistakes and correct them for____(5)____. We do it all for him. We act as if we thought that he would ___(6)___notice a mistake unless it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made to. Let him work out , ____(7)____the help of other children if he wants, what this word says; what the answer is to that problem; ____(8)___this is a good way of doing things or not.

   If it is a matter of right answer in maths or science, give him the answer book, let him correct his own___(9)___.Why should we teachers waste time on ____(10)____ daily work? Our job should be to help the child when he tells us that he can’t find the way to get the right answer.  

(    ) 1. A. talking               B. reading              C. saying                       D. working

(    ) 2. A. promises           B. decisions           C. mistakes                   D. changes

(    ) 3. A. another             B other                  C. others                       D. the other

(    ) 4. A. being                B. be                      C. to be                         D. having

(    ) 5. A. myself               B. ourselves          C. himself                      D. themselves

(    ) 6. A. ever                  B. never                C. just                            D. already

(    ).7.A. at                      B. to                       C. with                           D. under

(    ) 8. A. if                      B. when                  C. why                           D. whether

(    ) 9. A. mistakes          B. maths                C. science                     D. paper 

(    ) 10. A. many             B. few                     C. much                        D. little

 

   3

One day a poor man was traveling on horseback. At noon, he tied his horse to a tree and then  ___1___ to eat something. A few minutes later, a rich man came along and tied his horse to the same tree.

“Please tie your horse to another tree,” said the poor man. “My horse is wild. It will kill yours.”

   2    the rich man said, “I shall tie my horse as I like!” he tied up his horse and had his lunch nearby. After a moment they heard a terrible   3   , the two horses were fighting. They went up to them, but it was too   4  . The rich man’s horse was killed. “See what you horse has done!” cried the rich man. “You will have to   5   it.” And he brought the poor man before Mr. Know.

Mr. Know asked the poor man some questions. But he made no   6  . At last Mr. Know said, “This man is dumb. He cannot speak.”

    “Oh,” the rich man shouted   7   . “He can! He spoke to me when I met him.”

    “Are you sure?” asked Mr. Know. “What did he   8   ?”

    “He told me not to tie my horse to the same tree because his horse was wild and would kill my horse.”

    “Oh,” said Mr. Know. “So he  __9  you. Then can you expect to get money  __10___ him?  ”

    The rich man said nothing and left silently.

(   ) 1. A. put down                   B. set down                  C. sat down           D. turned down

(   ) 2. A. So                             B. But                           C. And                  D. Though

(   ) 3. A. song                          B. word                        C. bell                   D. noise

(   ) 4. A. late                            B. slow                        C. hard                  D. quick

(   ) 5. A. pay for                      B. look for                    C. wait for              D. care for

(   ) 6. A. idea                           B. mistake                   C. money               D. answer

(   ) 7. A. quietly                       B. angrily                     C. happily              D. heavily

(   ) 8. A. speak                        B. tell                           C. talk                   D. say

(   ) 9. A. helped                       B. thanked                  C. warned             D. ordered

(   ) 10. A. for                           B. from                        C. with                  D. about

 

   4

   One day something went wrong with a man’s bicycle chain(链条). The man could not repair it, so he looked    1    for help. The only house nearby belonged to a woman who had    2   there a few months earlier. The man knocked at the door, but the woman did not answer. The door had clear glass in it, and the man    3    see that the woman was home. He decided to knock again. Finally the woman came to the door. The man immediately explained his    4   . “I can fix the chain,” the woman said. Later when the bike was    5    to go, the man said, ‘Thanks. I hope I can help you some day.” “I never need help,” the woman said.

   The following week the man was riding his bike    6   he noticed the woman walking down the street. A strong wind suddenly lifted(拾起) her hat and sent it into the branches(枝) of an old tree. The woman tried to get her hat with a stick, but she failed. She seemed    7   because she clearly was not dressed for tree-climbing. The man hurried over, quickly climbed up to the hat and    8    it into the woman’s waiting hands. When she put on her hat, she    9    the man as he climbed back on his bike. ‘I think I told you I never need help,” the woman said, “I’m glad you didn’t    10    me. Thanks.” Then they both smiled.

(   ) 1. A. out            B. up                C. down                  D. around

(   ) 2. A. left            B. moved         C. waited                 D. stopped

(   ) 3. A. could        B. might           C. couldn’t               D. didn’t

(   ) 4. A. idea         B. plan              C. problem              D. message

(   ) 5. A. hard        B. ready            C. slow                     D. unable

(   ) 6. A. when       B. before          C. after                     D. though

(   ) 7. A. bored      B. relaxed         C. frightened            D. worried

(   ) 8. A. dropped  B. put               C. collected              D. brought

(   ) 9. A. saved      B. passed        C. studied                 D. chose

(   )10. A. excuse   B. notice           C. find                      D. believe

 

   5

With a determined(坚定的) look on his face, Chicago’s Michael McCarthy held on to the banister(扶手) and climbed to the top of the Willis Tower not long ago. The Tower stands 1,451 feet(442 meters) tall, the_1_ building in the US.

 As he got to the last step, McCarthy _2_ fell down, but that didn’t stop him. The 14-year-old boy finally finished climbing the 2,109 steps and arrived at the top, where he _3_ cheers from many people.

“I just want to show people that _4_ a kid with no legs can do it, anyone can do it,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy, who was born without legs, has to wear prosthetic legs(假肢) and use a stick to walk. But McCarthy has a strong _. He believes having a disability(残疾) shouldn’t stop anyone  6   achieving his or her success.

He has been in a special school  7   he was four. When he decided to climb the Willis Tower, his teacher, Jeff Kohn, was   8   by his determination(决心) and offered to help train him. They   9   more than ten hours practicing climbing stairs and keeping balance with the prosthetics and sticks on the steps every day. “  10   seems that he never knows how difficult it is.  11   I was so tired that I asked him to rest for a day,”said Kohn. “But he said he was still full of energy and wanted more  12  .”

Kohn always walked with McCarthy for the climb. “I   13   the last 10 floors, he went faster,” said Kohn. “He’s the most craven sportsman I’ve ever trained.”

McCarthy said he was   14   of himself and that the tower now holds special meaning. “When I’m older, I’ll   15   to the building and say ‘Look at this building I climbed’,” he said.

(   ) 1. A. largest          B. highest        C. earliest     D. latest

(   ) 2. A. seldom          B. hardly         C. always      D. almost

(   ) 3. A. enjoyed         B. needed       C. made       D. kept

(   ) 4. A. while             B. after             C. if              D. though

(   ) 5. A. heart             B. hope           C. body        D. love

(   ) 6. A. by                 B. for               C. in              D. from

(   ) 7. A. as                  B. since          C. until           D. before

(   ) 8. A. pleased         B. beaten        C. moved      D. asked

(   ) 9. A. used              B. spent          C. took          D. wasted

(   ) 10. A. Here            B. There          C. He            D. It

(   ) 11. A. However      B. Sometimes  C. Again        D. Then

(   ) 12. A. friends         B. helpers       C. time          D. exercise

(   ) 13. A. tried             B. saw             C. did            D. met

(   ) 14. A. thinking        B. talking        C. worried      D. proud

(   ) 15. A. point            B. go               C. turn           D. hurry

   6

In Australia, different people have different ways to enjoy themselves. They also have their own ideas about   1   to pass time.

   2    children, about 80%, work hard in school because they have to take lots of exams. After school, they don’t want to stay at home reading books any more.   3  , they put aside their school bags and go out to play.

Some old people   4   early in the morning. Then they go to park to   5  . It helps them know what is happening around the world. In the evening, they would prefer to stay at home ___6___ rather than do anything else. 

    Young people enjoy having   7   trip on weekends. They go to mountains to have a picnic or go to the   8   to camp. They usually start on Friday and spend one or two days outside. Then on   9   evening, they start their way back home.   10   seems to be in a hurry, although a busy week is waiting for them again.

(   ) 1. A. what                       B. how                         C. when                         D. why

(   ) 2. A. Some                     B. Most                        C. All                             D. No

(   ) 3. A. However                B. Though                    C. Instead                     D. Or

(   ) 4. A. get up                   B. come up                   C. stay up                     D. set up

(   ) 5. A. read newspapers  B. do sports                  C. enjoy themselves     D. have breakfast

(   ) 6. A. climbing hills          B. watching TV             C. go shopping             D. going hiking

(   ) 7. A. boring                   B. busy                         C. tiring                         D. relaxing

(   ) 8. A. forest                    B. floor                         C. flat                            D. factory

(   ) 9. A. Friday                   B. Sunday                     C. Tuesday                  D. Wednesday

(   ) 10. A. Anybody             B. Somebody                C. Everybody                D. Nobody

   7

Monty was the son of a horse trainer. When he was in his ninth grade, he was asked to write a __1__ about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.

    That night he wrote a seven-page paper saying that someday he’d __2__ a horse ranch (牧场). He wrote about his dream in great detail and he __3__ drew a picture of a 200-acre ranch with all the buildings.

    He put a great deal of his __4__ into the project and the next day he handed it in __5__ his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a __6__ that read, “See me after class.”

    The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, “__7__ did I receive an F?”

The teacher said, “This is an __8__ dream for a young boy like you. You come from a poor family. Owning a horse ranch requires a lot of __9__. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for other things. There is no__10__ you could ever do it.” Then the teacher added, “__11__ you rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.”

The boy went home and thought about __12__ long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, “Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important __13__ for you.”

Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the __14__ paper, making no changes at all. He said to the teacher, “You can keep the F and I’ll keep my   15  .”

 

(   ) 1. A. speech                      B. paper                     C. notice                       D. diary

(   ) 2. A. paint                         B. win                          C. own                          D. sell

(   ) 3. A. just                           B. almost                      C. ever                         D. even

(   ) 4. A. heart                         B. life                           C. advice                      D. trust

(   ) 5. A. to                              B. with                         C. from                          D. for

(   ) 6. A. word                         B. letter                        C. note                         D. post

(   ) 7. A. How                          B. Why                         C. When                       D. Where

(   ) 8. A. unusual                    B. unforgettable           C. unimportant              D. unrealistic

(   ) 9. A. money                       B. time                         C. space                       D. effort

(   ) 10. A. wonder                    B. way                         C. problem                    D. matter

(   ) 11. A. Though                   B. since                       C. Until                          D. If

(   ) 12. A. himself                    B. him                          C. it                               D. itself

(   ) 13. A. change                   B. gift                           C. message                   D. decision

(   ) 14. A. long                        B. thick                         C. same                        D. correct

(   ) 15. A. grade                      B. dream                     C. duty                          D. secret

  8

"I can't believe what I’m hearing!" I thought to myself. Jeff was the last candidate (候选人) for president of Student Council. My best friend Tony came to me and said, “I’m sorry, Mike, I really thought you should be _  1_ ."

Later that day, I happened to pass Jeff in the dining room. I offered him a___2 __"congratulations" and walked to my usual table. To my surprise, Jeff put his plate beside mine.

"I'm, er—I'm just wandering if you would … consider coming to work on my team," he said___3  . "You are really smart, and you would he a great manager."

“I don't think so," I replied, feeling unsure.

"Well, if you change your mind, we are meeting tomorrow,” he said before moving to another table.

All right, I thought about the  4  from Jeff. Maybe being a part of the election process ( 选举过程) would give   5   a chance to make important changes at our school. I decided to join them.  

My first goal was to    6_   a catchy advertisement. Within a few days, we designed a poster with Jeff's pictures showing him in a number of activities. No one could walk through any hallway    7_ passing Jeff's smiling face.

My next step was to  __which new activities students would like to have at our school. Many of them wanted a chess club and. a volleyball team.

With tile information I had collected, Jeff met with the headmaster. The headmaster    9  to add these activities to our school program.

With my help, Jeff and our ideas were well    10    at school.

An eighth grader said, "It'll be like attending a new school with Jeff as president.

Hearing these words made my heart filled with   11  I had wanted to become president of Student Council to make a difference. I achieved that and more by working as a member of Jeff's team. He became the most popular candidate and I was a large part of his   12   . The fact that it has made a difference in other people's lives is the real prize. What a great feeling!

(   ) 1. A. beard                 B. chosen                   C. invited                      D. followed

(   ) 2. A. polite                 B. loud                        C. warm                        D. cheerful

(   ) 3. A. proudly              B. quickly                    C. nervously                 D. regretfully

(   ) 4. A. advice               B. chance                    C. message.                 D. offer

(   ) 5. A. them                  B. him                         C. me                            D. us

(   ) 6. A. print                  B. invent                      C. create                      D. send

(   ) 7. A. for                     B. from                        C. with                          D. without

(   ) 8. A. carry out            B. try out                     C. work out                  D. find out

(   ) 9. A. agreed              B. wanted                     C. expected                D. asked

(   ) 10. A. allowed            B. received                  C. introduced              D. required

(   ) 11. A. pride               B. surprise                   C. patience                  D. hope

(   ) 12. A. hick                 B. spirit                        C. life                           D. success

  9

Alicia was a young woman who liked to exercise for her health. In fact, she walked five kilometers before    1  every morning, and went swimming once a week at the swimming pool. She didn’t smoke and never    2   . She didn’t eat chocolate. She didn’t eat sweet and fatty food,    3   . She weighted herself every day.

One day Alicia was on her daily walk when she saw a    4    sitting in a rocking chair under a tree. He looked very old and his hair was white. He looked thin and weak, and his hands were shaking,   5    he looked very happy.

He smiled at her and said, “Good morning! Lovely day, isn’t it?”

He had a wide smile    6    his face, and his eyes shone with happiness. But Alicia saw that he did not have teeth.

“Good morning!” replied Alicia. “Yes, it is a lovely day.”

Alicia thought he    7   very old and wise. She thought he must be at least 90 years old! She decided to ask him about the    8    of a happy old age.

“I hope you don’t    9    me asking,” she said, “but what is your secret for being so happy at your age? I hope I can look as happy as you do    10    I am your age.”

The man in the rocking chair said, “My secret for   11   ? I smoke twenty packets of cigarettes every week, and drink three bottles of wine every day. I eat hamburgers and chocolates whenever I want. I never eat vegetables. I never walk anywhere and I never play sports. I sit at home every day.”

Alicia was    12   . She didn’t expect the man to give her an answer like that. She wondered how the man got to be so old when he did    13    wrong. She thought he should be 14    and unhappy. Perhaps she was wrong. Maybe, she thought, people could live a long happy life    15    eating well or doing lots of exercise.

“How old are you?” she asked.

“It’s my birthday today,” said the man. “I’m forty-seven!”

(   ) 1. A. lunch               B. breakfast        C. dinner             D. supper

(   ) 2. A. exercised        B. drank              C. worked            D. slept

(   ) 3. A. too                   B. also                C. either              D. still

(   ) 4. A. man                 B. woman           C. boy                  D. girl

(   ) 5. A. so                    B. but                 C. and                 D. or

(   ) 6. A. in                     B. with                C. at                     D. on

(   ) 7. A. saw                  B. looked            C. listened           D. found

(   ) 8. A. secret               B. dream            C. plan                D. future

(   ) 9. A. stand                B. mind               C. allow              D. enjoy

(   ) 10. A. when              B. since               C. though           D. for

(   ) 11. A. health             B. success          C. happiness      D. life

(   ) 12. A. surprised        B. worried           C. excited            D. relaxed

(   ) 13. A. something       B. anything        C. everything       D. nothing

(   ) 14. A. angry              B. serious          C. quiet                D. sick

(   ) 15. A. through           B. from               C. without            D. by

   10

Once, the famous scientist Einstein travelled to many places in America to give lectures. He travelled in a __1__, and soon made friends with his driver.

Each time Einstein gave the lecture, his driver __2__ sat in the front row and listened to him very carefully. The __3__ lecture was given so many times that the driver learned it well enough to give it himself.

One day, when Einstein was __4__ about it, he asked the driver to give the lecture for him in a small town.

That evening, both Einstein and the driver went into the lecture room. __5__ there had seen Einstein before. When the driver took his place, everybody applauded (鼓掌). Then he began the lecture. __6__ it was over, the people warmly applauded. The driver turned to look at Einstein. Einstein nodded with a smile on his face.

When they began to leave the lecture room, a man __7 __ them and asked the driver a very

__8__ question. The c river listened carefully, then he __9__ and said the question was interesting but really quite easy. To show how easy it is. I'll ask my __10__ to answer it," said the driver.

(   ) 1. A. bus              B. train              C. plane                   D. car

(   ) 2. A. always         B. never            C. sometimes           D. hardly

(   ) 3. A. different      B. same             C. uncomfortable     D strange

(   ) 4. A. spoken       B. told                C. said                     D shouted

(   ) 5. A. Somebody  B. Everybody    C. Nobody                D. Anybody

(   ) 6. A. If                 B. Although       C. However              D. When

(   ) 7. A. carried        B. believed        C. stopped              D. pleased

(   ) 8. A. difficult        B. easy             C. relaxing               D.  perfect

(   ) 9. A. smiled        B. cried             C. refused                D. jumped

(   ) 10. A. student    B. driver            C. teacher               D. uncle

 

1)

1~5 D C B D(knock down 撞倒)B  6~10 C(由后面的内容 Then I asked, “Did you pick these flowers for me?”可知,这里应该填flowers)A D A C

2)

1~5 A D B A C  6~10 B C D A C

3)

1~5 C B D A A   6~10 D B D C B

4)

1~5 D B A C B   6~10 A D A(那个男士此刻正在树上,而那个女士在树下,当然应该用drop一词了。)B D

5)

1~5 B D A C A (a strong heart 坚强的内心) 6~10 D B C B D  11~15 B D B D A

6)

1~5 B B C A A  6~10 B D A B D

7)

B C D A A  C B D A B   D C D C B

8)

1~5 B A C D C   6~10 C D D A B   11~12 A D

9)

1~5 B B C A B   6~10 D B A B A   11~15 C A C D C

10)

1~5 D A B B C   6~10 D C A(这个问题司机无法回答了,只好向爱因斯坦求助,故应该是“难题”。) A B

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