Once upon a time, many doves lived in the jungle. One day they went out in search of 1 . They flew a long way, but found nothing to eat. All of them were now 2 exhausted.
A young dove said to the King Dove, "Your Majesty, please 3 us to have a rest." The king replied, "Be brave. We’ll find something to eat very soon."
The young dove started flapping (
拍打) his wings with great 4 , and soon left everyone behind. After some time he 5 , and said to the others, "Hey, I found lots of 6 down there."
Hearing this, all the doves started 7 the grain, which was under a big tree. 8 the King Dove said, "It’s too good to be 9 . Don’t rush like that! It must be a 10 laid by some hunter."
However, the doves were very 11 . The sight of the grain was too attractive. Without giving a(n) 12 to the king’s advice, they flew down and started 13 it. After a big meal, they tried to fly away, only to 14 that they were caught in a net.
The King Dove said, "I told you before that it was a trap."
All of them felt 15 and scared. One of them 16 the King Dove, "Your Majesty, please save us. We’re sorry for what we did."
So the king said, "All of you must try to 17 with the net at the same time and in the same 18 ."
Just then they saw a hunter 19 them. The King Dove said, "Now, everyone: fly together! Don’t let him near."20 all the doves flapped their wings together and flew with the net. The hunter stood there looking up in amazement, unable to believe what he was seeing.
1. A. water B. peace C. food D. shelter
2. A. completely B. necessarily C. regularly D. quietly
3. A. help B. accept C. teach D. allow
4. A. talent B. surprise C. force D. patience
5. A. held back B. held up C. turned up D. turned back
6. A. doves B. plants C. people D. grain
7. A. picking up B. dropping down C. rushing toward D. looking for
8. A. Gradually B. Suddenly C. Gladly D. Pleasantly
9. A. true B. excellent C. false D. Fair
10. A. mistake B. trap C. magic D. dream
11. A. frightened B. curious C. bored D. hungry
12. A. care B. sound C. thought D. idea
13. A. collecting B. eating C. smelling D. growing
14. A. realize B. appreciate C. predict D. worry
15. A. excited B. pleased C. ashamed D. Moved
16. A. told B. asked C. ordered D. begged
17. A. play B. fly C. jump D. connect
18. A. place B. way C. direction D. circle
19. A. leaving B. researching C. approaching D. catching
20. A. Since B. As C. When D. So
科目：高中英语 来源：山东省2009-2010学年高一下学期期中考试英语试题 题型：完形填空
Once upon a time there was a group of tiny frogs that held a running competition. The 36 was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had 37 around the tower to see the race and cheer on the 38 .
The race began, 39 , no one in the crowd really 40 that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard 41 such as, “They will never 42 it to the top.” or “There is no 43 that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”
The tiny frogs began 44 , one by one, except for those who were climbing 45 in different paces.
The crowd continued to yell, “It’s too difficult! 46 will make it!”
47 tiny frogs got tired and gave up, 48 one continued higher and higher.
49 , everyone else had given up climbing the tower, except for one tiny frog. After a lot of 50 , he was the only one who reached the top! Then all the other tiny frogs 51 wanted to know how this one frog 52 to do it?
A competitor asked the tiny frog how he had found the 53 to succeed and reach the goal. It turned out that the winner was 54 !
Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic…because they 55 your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you--- the one you have in your heart!
36. A. wish B. goal C. plan D. idea
37. A. looked B. walked C. turned D. gathered
38. A. competitors B. holders C. actors D. performers
39. A. Generally B. Probably C. Actually D. Basically
40. A. wondered B. believed C. guessed D. hoped
41. A. statements B. conclusions C. arguments D. explanations
42. A. achieve B. spot C. encourage D. make
43. A. problem B. chance C. doubt D. favor
44. A. giving up B. cheering up C. escaping D. settling down
45. A. faster and faster B. higher and higher
C. farther and farther D. stronger and stronger
46. A. No one B. Everyone C. Anyone D. Someone
47. A. Fewer B. Less C. More D. Larger
48. A. and B. but C. so D. or
49. A. At the same time B. At each time C. At no time D. In the end
50. A. step B. attempt C. effort D. jump
51. A. naturally B. weightlessly C. sadly D. strangely
52. A. managed B. planed C. intended D. started
53. A. energy B. force C. strength D. power
54. A. deaf B. violent C. foolish D. religious
55. A. send B. pass C. keep D. take
科目：高中英语 来源：2013届广东省汕头市高二上学期期中考试英语题 题型：完型填空
Once upon a time a king, in the company of his ministers, went to the imperial garden for a walk. When he was walking around a pond, a strange idea 26 upon him and he asked, “How many buckets(桶) of water are there in the pond?” The ministers looked at each other, 27 to give an answer.
Rather 28 , the king ordered, “You have three days’ grace. Any one who offers an answer will be handsomely awarded. Those who fail will be 29 .”
The time limit was due in the twinkling（闪烁）of an eye, yet the ministers were still at their wit’s end. At this time a child appeared who declared that he knew the answer. The king told his 30 ministers to go with the child for the measurement. To their 31 , the child refused the suggestion with a smile, “It is very easy. No 32 to go to the pond.” This made the king laugh 33 , “Alright, let us know what it is.” The child winked (眨眼) and said, “That 34 on the size of the bucket. If it is as big as the pond, there is one bucket of water; if it is half as big, two buckets; if one third as big, three buckets; if...” “Stop! That’s it. You’ve got the 35 .” The king was satisfied and the child was duly rewarded.
Why did the ministers feel it so different to settle the problem? Because they fell in a pitfall (陷阱), following a wrong way of thinking. People’s thinking often goes a habitual way — the beaten track of straightforwardness. 36 is a static (静态的) way presupposing every object definite and certain, i.e. the size of the pond and the bucket should be clearly 37 . If one of them is unknown, it will be difficult to do the measurement, let alone 38 . Why not change your mode of thought — from static to dynamic（动态的）, from concrete to 39 ? If you adopt an indirect way and try to find out the proportional relation between the pond and the bucket, you’ll get an answer — flexible yet 40 to solve the problem.
Sometimes to get out of the difficulty one must change one’s way of thinking, or simply change one’s approach towards a problem.
1. A. fixed B. focused C. came D. looked
2.A. struggling B. thinking C. falling D. failing
3.A. disappointed B. excited C. pleased D. contented
4.A. killed B. punished C. blamed D. scolded
5.A. exciting B. amazing C. surprising D. trembling
6.A. doubt B. surprise C. envy D. delight
7.A. good B. use C. need D. wonder
8.A. wonderfully B. joyfully C. cheerfully D. doubtfully
9. A. decides B. depends C. calls D. looks
10.A. award B. reward C. answer D. number
11.A. This B. That C. It D. Such
12.A. marked B. measured C. signed D. known
13.A. another B. other C. one D. both
14.A. detailed B. easy C. simple D. abstract
15.A. acceptable B. available C. adequate D. proper
科目：高中英语 来源：2011年广东省高三第三次仿真模拟英语卷 题型：其他题
Once upon a time there was a rich merchant 16 __ _____ had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most. He took great care of her and gave her nothing 17___ _______ the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He was very 18 __ (pride) of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. He also loved his 2nd wife. She is __ 19 ___________very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant’s close friend. __20__________ the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and __21____________ would always help him out and tide(帮助渡过) him 22__________ difficult times. Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great 23___________ (contribute) in maintaining his wealth and business as well as 24____________ (take) care of the household. _ 25 ________, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.
科目：高中英语 来源：2012届西藏拉萨中学高二第一次月考英语试卷 题型：阅读理解
If you are in a town in a western country, you'll often see people walking with their dogs. It is still true that a dog is the most useful animal in the world. But the reason why one keeps a dog has changed Once upon a time, a man met a dog and wanted it to help him in the fight against other animals, and he found that the dog listened to him and did what he told him to. Later people used dogs for the hunting other animals, and the dogs didn't eat what they got until their master agreed. So dogs were used for driving sheep and guarding chicks. But now the people in the towns and cities do not need dogs to fight other animals. Of course they keep them to frighten thieves, but the most important reason is that people feel lonely in the city. For a child, a dog is his best friend when he has no friends to play with. For a young wife, a dog is her child when she doesn’t have her own. For old people, a dog is also a child when their real children have grown up and left. Now people do not have to use a dog, but they keep it as a friend, just like a member of the family.
1._______are more useful than a dog in the world.
A. No other animals B. Some animals C. Many animals D. A few animals
2.In the past people kept dogs because dogs _________.
A. could fight against other animals B. met the people
C. did not eat other animals D. helped and listened to people
3.Now people keep dogs in the cities because dogs_____.
A. fight other animals B. are lonely
C. are like their friends D. are afraid of the thieves
4.A dog can be _____.
A. a child's friend only B. a young woman's son
C. old people's real child D. everybody's friend
5.So a dog will __ in a family.
A. always be used B. not be useful
C. still fight D. always be a good friend
科目：高中英语 来源：20102011河北衡水中学高一下学期期末考试英语试题 题型：阅读理解
Once upon a time there was a wise man that used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought that someone would dance on the beach. So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?”
The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.” “I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?” “The sun is up and the tide is going out, and if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”
“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely, then he bent down, picked another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
There is something very special in each and every one of us. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference. And if we can know that gift, we will gain through the strength of our visions the power to shape the future.
We must each find our starfish. And if we throw our starfish wisely and well, the world will be better.
One day, the wise man saw the young man .
A. dancing along the beach B. walking with a dancer
C. picking up starfish for sale D. trying to save as many starfish as possible
Near the end of the passage, “something very special” refers to .
A. the gifts from friends B. the strength of making decision
C. our own starfish D. the ability of shaping one’s own future
From the last two paragraphs, we can learn that .
A. the wise man realized something new and important
B. the wise man thought it was foolish of the young man to throw starfish into the ocean
C. the young man had the ability to make a difference
D. it is necessary for us to save starfish on the beach
The writer told this story in order to show us .
A. how and where we can write a good article
B. everyone can do something for the future
C. wise men are sometimes stupid
D. young people are actually wiser than old people