Unit 1 Art
He was there every morning, sitting motionless on the front steps of his house. In the morning light, I could see the shadows that were etched(蚀刻)deep within the lines surrounding his eyes.
Each morning I walked this route with my daughter to her kindergarten class. We were new to the neighborhood so that I didn’t know many of my neighbors. On one beautiful autumn morning, as we passed his house, my daughter called out to him, “Hi, Mr. Man!” Always the outgoing child, I wasn’t surprised at her enthusiasm. But her cheerfulness soon faded when the man didn’t look at her and say “Hi” back.
As we continued on our walk to school, my daughter asked why the man didn’t want to say hi to her. Because I didn’t have an answer, I said simply, “Maybe he is having a bad day.” later I knew that Bob lost his wife in a car accident.
A few days later, as we approached Bob’s house on our way to school, my daughter called out “Hi Mr. Man!” and as usual, he didn’t respond. But then she ran onto his front lawn and picp a beautiful red autumn leaf. She continued up one step and handed it to him. I held my breath.
As she skipped back to me, she said, “See you tomorrow, Mr. Man!” This time, he acknowledged her. In a soft gentle voice, he thanked her and said, “See you tomorrow.”
From then on, Bob and my daughter exchanged greeting each morning. Our friendship with Bob continued for many years. But, the sweetest day is when Bob attended my daughter’s high school graduation. Bob gave my daughter a gift---a book on identifying various plants and trees. There, tucked in the pages that described an oak tree, was the leaf my daughter had given to Mr. Man when they first met. He had dried and pressed it and kept it all those years.
1.What puzzled the girl?
A. The cause of the man’s sadness
B. The shadows in the man’s eyes
C. The man’s sitting still on the steps
D. The man’s not answering her greeting
2.How did the author feel when his daughter gave the red leaf to the man?
A. Proud B. Nervous
C. Embarrassed D. Comfortable
3.Why did Bob keep that little red leaf?
A. It was a care from a girl
B. It was a symbol of enthusiasm
C. It was a reminder of his painful days
D. It represented the knowledge of trees
4.Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A.A Simple Red Leaf B.A Strange Neighbor
C. An Unusual Friend D.A Greeting From A girl
【文章大意】本文是一篇记叙文。每天上学的路上，我和女儿总会遇见一位男士，女儿总Unit 2 Poems
“BANG!” the door caused a reverberation (回声). It was just standing there, with father standing on one side, and me on the other side.
We were both in great anger. “Never set foot in this house again!” stormed father. With tears welling up in my eyes, I rushed out of the flat and ran along the street.
The street lights were shining, causing rather sad feelings. I wandered aimlessly.
A young father who held a child in his arms walked past me. I felt as if I saw my childhood from another space: happy and carefree.
But now … I don’t know whether it is because I have grown up or because dad is getting old. We differ in our ways of thinking. We are just like two people coming from two different worlds. It feels like there is an iron door between us that can never be opened.
I wandered the streets, without a destination in mind. My heart was frozen on this hot summer night. As I walked on, there were fewer and fewer people on the streets, until I had only the street lights to keep me company. When I finally reached the high-rise apartment block in which I lived, I saw that the light was still on.
I thought to myself: “Is father waiting for me, or is he still angry with me?”
In fact, it was nothing. Perhaps, dad was throwing away some of his old stamps. Perhaps he thought they were useless. I never had the courage to tell him that I liked collecting stamps.
All the lights were off except father’s.
Dad was always like this. Maybe he didn’t know how to express himself. After shouting at me, he never showed any pity or any moments of regret.
This was how he always was. He has been a leader for so long that telling everyone else what to do has become his second nature.
The light was still on. “Am I wrong?” I whispered, maybe… With the key in my hand, I was as nervous as I had ever been. At last, I decided to open the door. As soon as I opened the door, tears ran down my cheeddenly realized that the iron door that I had imagined between us did not exist at all. Love----it’s second to none.
1.Which is the correct order of the following events according to the passage?
a. I opened the door and entered the house.
b. I ran out into the street angrily.
c. I reached the place where I lived and saw my house still brightly lit.
d. I recalled my happy childhood.
e. I began to walt in the street without any aim.
A. e, b, d, c, a B. b, e, d, c, a
C. b, e, c, d, a D. e, b, c, a, d
2.According to the author, why did his father often shout at him?
A. Perhaps the father was getting older and older.
B. Perhaps the son had already grown up.
C. Perhaps they never agreed with each other.
D. Perhaps the father had been used to doing that.
3.What did the author mean by the underlined sentence “My heart was frozen on this hot summer night”?
A. He felt lonely because there were so few people on the street.
B. He felt uncomfortable because it was a very hot night.
C. He didn’t know where to go at all.
D. He had a bad cold on such a hot day.
4.What was the author’s attitude towards his father at the end of the story?
A healthy life
Grey clouds move as low as smoke over the treetops at Lolo Pass. The ground is white. The day is June 10.It has been snowing for the past four days in the Bitterroot Mountains. Wayne Fairchild is getting worried about our trek over the Lolo Trail-95 miles from Lolo Montana to Weippe in Idaho, across the roughest country in the West. Lewis and Clark were nearly defeated 200 years ago by snowstorms on the Lolo. Today Fairchild is nervously checking the weather reports. He has agreed to take me across the toughest, middle section of the trail.
When Lewis climbed on top of Lemhi Pass,140 miles south of Missoula, on Aug.12,1805,he was astonished by what was in front of him; ＂high mountain chains still to the West of us with their tops partially covered with snow.＂ Nobody in what was then the US knew the Rocntains existed, with peaks twice as high as anything in the Appalachians back East.
Today their pathway through those mountains holds more attraction than any other ground over which they traveled, for its raw wilderness is an evidence to the character of two cultures: the explorers who braved its hardships and the Native Americans who prize and conserve the path as a sacred (神圣的)gift. It remains today the same condition as when Lewis and Clark walked it.
The Lolo is passable only from July to mid-September. Our luck is holding with the weather, although the snow keeps getting deeper. As we climb to Indian Post Office, the highest point on the trail at 7,033 ft, we have covered 13 miles in soft snow, and we hardly have enough energy to make dinner. After a meal of chicken, I sit on a rock on top of the ridge (山脊）.There is no light visible in any direction, not even another campfire. For four days we do not see another human being. We are occupied with the things that mix fear with joy. In our imagination we have finally caught up with Lewis and Clark.
1. We learn from the text that before 1805 .
A. The Rocntains were wholly covered with snow
B. there were no people living in the western part of America
C.no Americans knew of the existence of the Rocntains
D. the Appalachians were the western frontier of the United States
2.We learn from the text that the Lolo Pass .
A. has changed a lot since 1805
B.is the meeting point of three cultures
C. remains much the same as it was 200 years ago
D. now attracts a large number of tourists to visit
3.Judging from the text, Lewis and Clark were most probably .
A. two native Indians
B. explorers of the early 19th century
C. merchants who did business with the Indians
D. travelers whose curiosity took them over the Lolo Pass
4.We can infer from the text that when crossing the Lolo Pass the author .
A. was attempting the impossible
B. was trying to set a world record
C. was following the trail of Lewis and Clark
D. was fighting with weather and tannecessary risks
1.C 【解析】细节理解题。根据第二段Nobody in what was then the US knew the Rocntains existed, with peaks twice as high as anything in the Appalachians back East.可知答案为C。
2.C 【解析】细节理解题。根据第三段最后一句It remains today the same condition as when Lewis and Clark walked it.可知答案为C。