1. Teachers have to constantly update their knowledge in order to maintain their profes?鄄sional .
A. consequence B. independence
C. competence D. intelligence
2. The lack of eco?鄄friendly habits among the public is thought to be a major of global climate change.
A. result B. cause
C. warning D. reflection
3. Anyway, I can’t cheat him—it’s against all my .
A. emotions B. principles
C. regulations D. opinions
4. Always remember to put such dangerous things as knives out of children’s .
A. touch B. sight
C. reach D. distance
5. “Tommy, run! Be quick! The house is on fire!” the mother shouted, with clearly in her voice.
A. anger B. rudeness
C. regret D. panic
6. Giving up my job to go back to full?鄄time education was a big , but now I know it was the best decision I ever made.
A. project B. commitment
C. competition D. ambition
7. What’s the , in your opinion, of helping him if he doesn’t make an effort to help himself？
A. sympathy B. theme
C. object D. point
8. There’s a in our office that when it’s somebody’s birthday, they bring in a cake for us all to share.
A. tradition B. balance
C. concern D. relationship
9. Hiking by oneself can be fun and good for health. It may also be good for building.
A. respect B. friendship
C. reputation D. character
10. From their on the top of the TV tower visitors can have a better view of the city.
A. stage B. position
C. condition D. situation
11. —He says that my new car is a of money.
—Don’t you think those words are just sour grapes？
A. lack B. load
C. question D. waste
12. The World Health Organization gave a warning to the public without any when the virus of H1N1 hit Mexico in April 2009.
A. delay B. effort
C. schedule D. consideration
13. In fact, one cause that leads to the problem.
A. cattle is B. cattle are
C. cattles are D. the cattles are
14. Jim is person, and everyone is willing to be with him.
A. so kind a； friends B. so a kind； friends
C. so kind a； friend D. so a kind； friend
15. I felt so bad all day yesterday that I decided this morning I couldn’t face day like that.
A. other B. another
C. the other D. others
16. But the Swiss discovered long years ago that constant warfare brought them suffering and poverty.
A. anything but B. nothing but
C. none other than D. no more than
17. When one has good health, should feel fortunate.
A. you B. they
C. he D. we
18. — have you been in Guilin？
A. How soon B. How long
C. How far D. How often
19. This restaurant wasn’t that other restaurant we went to.
A. half as good as B. as half good as
C. as good as half D. good as half as
20. The British constitution is a large extent a product of the historical events described above.
A. within B. to
C. by D. at
Do people get happier or more foul?鄄tempered as they age? Stereotypes of irritable neighbors
21 , scientists have been trying to answer this question for decades, and the results have been
22 . Now a study of several thousand Americans born between 1885 and 1980 reveals that well?鄄being 23 increases with age but overall happiness 24 when a person was born.
25 studies that have 26 older adults with the middle?鄄aged and young have sometimes found that older adults are not as happy. But these studies could not 27 whether their 28 was because of their age or because of their 29 life experience. The new study, published online January 24 in Psychological Science, 30 out the answer by examining 30 years of data on thousands of Americans, including 31 measures of mood and well?鄄being, reports of job and relationship success, and objective measures of health.
The researchers found, after controlling for variables 32 health, wealth, gender, ethnicity and education, that well?鄄being increases over everyone’s lifetime. 33 people who have lived through extreme hardship, such as the Great Depression, 34 much less happy than those who have had more 35 lives. This finding helps to 36 why past studies have found conflicting results—experience 37 , and tough times can 38 an entire generation’s happiness for the rest of their lives. The 39 news is, 40 we’ve lived through, we can all look forward to feeling more content as we age.
21. A. aside B. besides C. alike D. likely
22. A. worrying B. revealing C. appealing D. conflicting
23. A. nevertheless B. hence
C. indeed D. accordingly
24. A. resides with B. rests with
C. depends on D. reckons on
25. A. Preceding B. Later C. Following D. Previous
26. A. related B. compared C. matched D. associated
27. A. detect B. discover C. derive D. discern
28. A. unwillingness B. insecurity
C. discontent D. incompetence
29. A. abundant B. common C. different D. limited
30. A. teased B. ruled C. left D. marked
31. A. psychological B. biological
C. medical D. physical
32. A. along with B. such as C. apart from D. instead of
33. A. But B. Thus C. Even D. Then
34. A. start on B. start over C. start off D. start up
35. A. strenuous B. comfortable C. unstable D. meaningful
36. A. exhibit B. explain C. estimate D. establish
37. A. emerges B. recurs C. expands D. matters
38. A. influence B. boost C. delay D. enrich
39. A. surprising B. bad C. latest D. good
40. A. though B. no matter what C. while D. no matter how