I.Listen for three times and finish filling the blanks.（It can help Ss concentrate on listening.）
Down the well!
You are going to listen to a story which happened in a village.The story is told by Jack,who worked on a farm.
It was an evening in October,1920.I was up at the top part of the farm looking after the horses.
Everyone else had gone home for their tea,and I was the only one around. I’d given the horses their food and I needed to pump up some water.I went over to the well and stood on the wooden cover and took the iron handle in my hands. It was always a hard job to get the pump going and I set to work as hard as I could. After working the pump handle a few times, there was a luod noise and the cover broke. No warning at all! It disappeared under my feet and I followed it,down the well!It was a frightening fall, I can tell you,going down into the darkness.The rough stones on the sides of the well tore my shirt and tore the skin off my back.Crash! I landed at the bottom with my legs either side of a metal bar that ran across the bottom of the well just a couple of feet above the water. The pain was so great that everything went black for a few minutes.A bit later I looked up to the top of the well. I could see a circle of light and the evening sky above it .There was a face at the top of the well,making little noises. It was my dog Teg.I shouted at it”Go and get help!”but it didn’t move.I shouted once or twice but I knew no one would be up here before morning. I had to climb out by myself. Luckily the sides of the well were rough enough for me to climb, and I pulled myself up the water pipe that ran down the side of the well.I got to the top and managed to walk home.When I woke up, the doctor was at my bedside.
Billy is fourteen fears old and in the ninth grade. He has a 1 job which gets him _2__ every morning at five oclock. He is a newspaper boy.
Each morning, Billy 3 the house at 5:15 to go to the corner 4 the newspapers are. The newspapers were delivered to the corner by truck at midnight. He always takes a wagon （手推车）to carry them.
In the 5 it is still dark when he gets up, but during he rest of the year it is 6 . Billy must deliver the newspapers to the houses of people on his route 7 all kinds of weather. He tries to put each 8 on the porch （门廊）where it will be protected from wind and rain or snow. His 9 think he does a good job. Sometimes they give him tips.
Billy 10 about $ 70 per month, and he is 11 some of the money to go to college. He spends the rest 12 records and clothes. Once a month, he has to 13 money from his customers. Since many of them work during the day, Billy has to collect the money 14 .Sometimes, when Billy is 15 , his older brother has to 16 the newspapers. Once Billys father had to help.
Billy has seventy customers now, 17 he hopes to get more soon. Some day, if he gets 18 more customers, Billy might win a prize for being an outstanding （杰出的）newspaper boy. He wants to win a 19 to Europe, but he will also be happy 20 he wins a new bicycle.
1．A. full-time B. strange C. good D. part-time
2．A. to carry papers B. to go to work
C. to go to school D. up
3．A. leaves B. reached C. left D. reaches
［解析］由下文to the corner 可知此处为“离家”；由全文时态背景判断应用现在时。答案：A
4．A. that B. where C. which D. whether
5．A. east B. winter C. morning D. summer
［解析］由常识推测，又从下文the rest of the year 可知此处指一年中天亮得最晚的冬季。
6．A. light B. cloudy C. sunny D. cold
7．A. by B. on C. in D. with 答案：C
8．A. paper B. magazine C. letter D. newspapers
9．A. teachers B. parents C. bosses D. customers
10．A. earns B. saves C. spends D. pays 答案：A
11．A. borrowing B. collecting C. making D. saving
12．A. in B. at C. to D. on 答案：D
13．A. give B. borrow C. collect D. seize
14．A. in the morning B. at night C. in the afternoon D. at noon
［解析］与上文during the day 相对照。 答案：B
15．A. sick B. angry C. at school D. sad
16．A. carry B. collect C. deliver D. sell 答案：C
17．A. thus B. but C. so D. for
18．A. much B. even C. many D. still
19．A. trip B. car C. bicycle D. job
［解析］最后这两句说明，Billy如当上an outstanding newspaper boy（最佳报童），则可能得到a prize；a trip to Europe，也可能是a new bicycle。 答案：A
20．A. because B. whether C. unless D. if
［解析］ 此处并非确有其事，只是假设。 答案：D
Premier Zhu Rongji is meeting the press in the Great Hall of the People Friday morning and will answer questions on domestic(国内的) and international issues（事件）.
The press conference（记者招待会）, held by the just－concluded Fifth Session of the Ninth Natio