1. What is the weather like now?
A. Rainy B. Hot C. Cold
2. What does the man want to do?
A. Use the woman’s vocabulary notebook
B. Go to the library with the woman
C. Borrow the woman’s library card
3. What does the woman want to see?
A. The exhibition of photos B. The exhibition of clothes C .the exhibition of paintings
4. When is the woman’s appointment at the hairdresser’s ?
A. At 3:45 B. At 4:10 C. At 4:25
5. Where will the man sit in the theater?
A. At the front B. Half way back to one side C. In the center
6. Why does the man make the call?
A. To change his booking B. To ask for information C. To book a room
7. When will the man leave the hotel?
A. On July 21st B. On July 22nd C. On July 23rd
8. How will the man get round in the city?
A. By taxi B. By bus C. On foot
9. What can we learn about the man?
A. He will help the woman with her homework
B. He will go into the city with the woman.
C. He will be busy this afternoon.
10. Why is the woman unhappy?
A. She was ignored during the dinner
B. She was disturbed by Mark’s friends
C. She can’t speak French well
11. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Practice her English B. Study French with Mark C. Make some French friends
12. What does the woman think of the man’s idea?
A. Practical B. Silly C. Doubtful
13. What was the man’s first thought about making the movie?
A. Its story will be hard to plan B. It will be a quick job C. It will be lots of fun.
14. What does the man say about Basil?
A. Its appearance is based on him
B. Its face is not as round as his
C. It looks like him in appearance
15. What do we know about the man’s little daughter?
A. She is afraid of bees
B. She isn’t old enough to enjoy the movie
C. She doesn’t recognize her father’s voice
16. Who did the man originally plan the movie for ?
A. People of all ages B. Young children C. Teenagers
17. When is the railway Princess on?
A. From 7:00 to 9:00 B. From 9:00 to 10:30 C. From 10:30 to 12:00
18. What football match can people see on TV31 today?
A. The one between Brazil and Ireland
B. The one between Ireland and Spain
C. The one between Spain and Italy
19. What is said about Angus Burns?
A. He canceled his match because of rain
B. He competed in the cycle race
C. He had an accident yesterday
20. What do the teams guess in the quiz program?
A. The time B. The person C. The place
Reading and learning new words is about finding their meaning and use within a passage. The meaning of unknown words which you 21 in your reading sometimes can be known by their 22 , that is, their contexts. The context of the sentence can tell us the part of speech(词性) of the 23 word. Using the context of the paragraph to define unknown words can also be 24 .
Readers often have trouble because they understand the sentence word by word but get the 25 meaning of a word, when they should identify the way it has been used in the passage.
One consideration in using the context is to determine the part of speech of the unknown word. The words around the unknown word can give you 26 . Once you know if the word is a noun or an adjective, it is often enough for you to 27 reading without having to stop to look up the meaning of the word. After coming across the word a few more times, you will know its meaning more 28 than if you had just looked it up.
Comparison clues indicate that two or more things are 29 .A comparison is possible because the known and unknown words have 30 .Words likewise show you that comparisons can be made.
31 clues tell you that an example of an unknown word follows. Example clues are usually _32 by the following words and phrases: such as, such, other, for example, and like.
To find meanings from text-based clues, you should look for clues in the sentence. A second kind of clue does not 33 on specific words to indicate meaning. This kind of context clue is called framework-based clue. Your knowledge of the meanings of surrounding words 34 you discover the meaning of a word or sentence. Common 35 and your knowledge of the parts of speech also help in defining unknown words. For example: The angry driver shouted vehemently during his fight with the other driver. What does vehemently 36__? You know what 37 means, and you know how people 38 when they argue. From this, you can 39 out that vehemently has something to do with strong 40 or intense feeling.
21. A. take down B. look up. C. come across D. pick out
22. A. sentences B. words C. topics D. surroundings
23. A. unknown B. abnormal C. familiar D. unexpected
24. A. unique B. natural C. helpful D. common
25. A. incorrect B. inconvenient C. different D. satisfactory
26. A. cases B. reasons C. effects D. clues
27. A. translate B. interview C. continue D. examine
28. A. strangely B. uncertainly C. faithfully D. firmly
29. A. alike B. meaningful C. proper D. great
30. A. properties B. similarities C. possibilities D. personalities
31. A. Popularity B. Consideration C．Example D. Comparison
32. A. affected B. adjusted C. changed D. introduced
33.A．focus B. spend C. carry D. rely
34. A. prevents B. helps C. tells D. affects
35. A. point B. taste C. awareness D. sense
36. A. mean B. use C. contain D. complete
37. A. angry B. grateful C. happy D. anxious
38. A. take B. say C. act D. think
39. A. come B. figure C. feel D. set
40. A. demand B. ambition C. attitude D. emotion
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.
It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend（超越） it. Once we truly know that life is difficult---once we truly understand and accept it---then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
Most do not fully see this truth. Instead they complain about their problems and difficulties as if life should be easy. It seems to them that difficulties mean a special kind of suffering especially forced upon them or else upon their families, their class, or even their nation.
What makes life difficult is that the process of facing and solving problems is a painful one. Problems, depending on their nature, cause us sadness, or loneliness or regret or anger or fear. These are uncomfortable feelings, often as painful as any kind of physical pain. And since life causes an endless series of problems, life is always difficult and is full of pain as well as joy.
Yet, it is in this whole process of solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the serious test that tells us success from failure. When we desire to encourage the growth of human spirit, we encourage the human ability to solve problems, just as in school we set problems for our children to solve. It is through the pain of meeting and working out problems that we learn. As Benjamin Franklin said, those things that hurt, instruct. It is for this reason that wise people learn not to fear but to welcome the pain of problems.
41. From the passage, it can be inferred that ______.
A. everybody has problems
B. we become stronger by meeting and solving the problems of life
C. life is difficult because our problems bring us pain
D. people like to complain about their problems
42. The writer probably used just one short sentence in the first paragraph to ______.
A. save space B. persuade readers
C. make readers laugh D. get readers’ attention
43. The saying from Benjamin Franklin “Those things that hurt, instruct” suggests that ______.
A. we do not learn from experience
B. we do not learn when we are in pain
C. pain teaches us important lessons
D. pain cannot be avoided
This coming year promises to be an exciting one for technology and science. There is already a line-up of great new gadget(小玩意). We have chosen four for you.
No. 1 The Air Board 1.0 is a fantastic new way to get around. If you are tired of walking, or just want to get somewhere at a relaxed pace, then the Air Board 1.0 is for you. The board works when you step onto the pressure pads. These can read the weight and the movement of the rider. If you want to turn, all you have to do is move your weight to the left or right and the board will do the rest. It is very quick and easy. According to the official website, the power will last for about ten miles(16 km). It can travel at the speed of 10 miles an hour and it takes one hour to be fully charged.
No. 2 Do you enjoy using herbs and spices(香料) when cooking? Then this little gadget, inspired by NASA space technology, might be for you. It makes sure that you always have fresh and well-grown herbs or plants when and where you need them. The Click & Grow is designed to be small and efficient so it can fit on your countertop(厨房操作台). It is self-watering, it checks itself and it also has a LED grown light that makes sure the plants grow fast, strong, and healthy. For those interested, to use this gadget, all you need to do is place the plant box in, fill it up with water and plug it in. Simple, right? So instead of digging through the garden mud for your herbs, why don’t you make them in the control of your own kitchen?
No. 3 The Miito gadget is perfect for all homes, and especially those who like to care for the environment. Miito has been called “the kettle of the future” by the Gadget Flow platform for its futuristic ideas and design. The Miito kettle is designed to heat up the water in any container. For example, if you need a cup of water, you would fill the cup with the right amount of water and place it onto the kettle. After placing the rod into the water, the rod would heat up and so would the water. Though it can’t heat anything made of iron, the Miito’s design and unique method of heating don’t only save water. They also save electricity.
No. 4 Have you ever wished you could walk through the worlds of your games, seeing things as your characters would? Well now, you can. The Rift released by Oculus VR is the latest and greatest in gaming technology so far. Designed by American Palmer Luckey, 23, this clever head set allows you to see the worlds of your games in 3-D. Although you might need to upgrade your computer to get the full gaming experience with the Rift, it’s the next step in virtual reality and it’s improving the way we can play games. Alongside the Oculus headset, the teams are working on creating a controller named Oculus. The Oculus Rift has been designed so that players can’t only see, but also play in, 3-D worlds.
44. It will take you ______ to get to your school (2.5 miles away) on a fully-charged Air Board 1.0.
A. 8 minutes B. 10 minutes C. 15 minutes D. 12 minutes
45. No. 2 can be sorted as a ______ gadget.
A. transportation B. gardening C. cooking D. gaming
46. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
A. All the four gadgets have to be operated by hand.
B. Miito, a kettle made of iron, can save electricity
C. The clever head set, the Rift, has been named after its designer.
D. The Rift is one of the popular gaming products by Oculus VR.
47. Where is the text most probably from?
A. A science report B. A travel journal C. A scientific story D. An experiment report
It had been a difficult move. I'd left my family and friends in Indiana, the beloved state where I'd lived most of my life. My new home in Florida was thousands of miles away from anything I knew. It was hot— all the time. Jobs were hard to come by, but I was up for almost any challenge.
At last, I taught in a special school where students have severe learning and behavioral difficulties. Another teacher and I had spent weeks teaching the children appropriate behavior for public outings. Unexpectedly, only a few students, including Kyle, had not earned the privilege of going. He was determined to make his disappointment known.
In the corridor（走廊） between classrooms, he began screaming, cursing, spitting, and swinging at anything within striking distance. Once his outburst died down, he did what he'd done when he was angry at all his other schools, at home, even once at a juvenile detention（拘留） center. He ran. People watched in disbelief as Kyle dashed straight into the heavy morning traffic in front of the school.I heard someone shout, "Call the police!" But I ran after him.
Kyle was at least a foot taller than me. And he was fast. His older brothers were track stars at the nearby high school. But I could run long distances without tiring. I would at least be able to keep him in my sight and know he was alive.
After several blocks of running directly into oncoming traffic, Kyle slowed his pace.
He took a sharp left. Standing next to a trash bin, Kyle bent over with his hands on his knees. I must have looked ridiculous. But his was not a look of fear. I saw his body relax. He did not attempt to run again. Kyle stood still and watched me approach. I had no idea what I was going to say or do, but I kept walking closer.
He opened his mouth to speak when a police car pulled up, suddenly filling the space between Kyle and me. The school headmaster and an officer got out. They spoke calmly to Kyle, who willingly climbed into the back of the vehicle. I couldn't hear what was said, but I didn't take my eyes off Kyle's face, even as they drove away.
I couldn't help but feel that I had failed him, that I should have done or said more, that I should have fixed the situation.
I shared my feelings with a speech therapist who was familiar with Kyle's history. "No one ever ran after him before, Rachel, "she said. "No one. They just let him go."
Things changed the day he ran and I ran after him, even though I didn't have the right words, even though I wasn't able to save him from the mess he was in. It was the day I didn't throw my hands in the air and decide he was too fast, a waste of time and effort, a lost cause. It was the day my mere presence was enough to make a profound difference.
48．Which one is true according to the passage?
A. The author left her family to Florida because jobs were hard to come by in Indiana.
B. Students were allowed to go out after they passed some specific tests.
C. The author worked in a school where students were excellent.
D. No teacher had ever run after Kyle before the author.
49．Which is the correct order of the trace?
①He burst out when he knew he couldn't go out. ②I decided to run after him.
③Kyle stopped beside a trash bin. ④A police car came and Kyle left with it.
⑤He rushed into the heavy morning traffic. ⑥Kyle slowed his pace.
⑦I walked toward Kyle.
A. ①⑤②⑥③⑦④ B. ①⑤②④⑥⑦③ C.⑤④②⑥③⑦① D.①②⑥⑦③④⑤
50．The best title of the text is______ .
A. Kyle, a boy with learning and behavior difficulties
B. The teacher who ran
C. A school with special students
D. A terrible incident
A few years ago, I took a sightseeing trip to Washington D.C. I saw many of our nation’s treasures, and I also saw a lot of unfortunate people like beggars and homeless folks in the streets. Standing outside the Ronald Reagan Center, I heard a voice say, “Can you help me?” When I turned around, I saw an elderly blind woman with her hand extended(伸出). In a natural reaction, I reached into my pocket, pulled out all of my loose change and placed it in her hand. I didn’t even look at her. I was annoyed at being bothered by a beggar. But the blind woman smiled and said, “I don’t want your money. I just need help finding the post office.”
Immediately, I realized what I had done. I acted with prejudice(偏见)—I judged another person simply for what I thought she was.
The thing I had forgotten about myself is that I am an immigrant. I left Honduras and arrived in America at the age of 15. Through the years, I have been a dishwasher, cashier, mechanic and pizza delivery driver among many other jobs, and finally I became a network engineer.
In my own life, I have experienced many open acts of prejudice. I remember a time, at age 17— I was a busboy, and I heard a father tell his little boy that if he did not do well at school, he would end up like me.
But now, living in my American middle-class lifestyle, it is too easy to forget my past, to forget who I am and where I have been, and to lose sight of where I want to be going. That blind woman on the street of Washington D.C. cured me of my blindness. She reminded me to always keep my eyes and heart open.
51. When the author came to America at first ______.
A. he usually did some work with a little payment.
B. he used to beg for some money on the street.
C. he lived a comfortable life as a network engineer.
D. he was respected by others all the time.
52. According to the passage, what did the author regret?
A. That he gave all his change to the blind woman.
B. The way he treated the blind woman.
C. That he came to Washington D.C. for a visit.
D. That he didn’t tell the woman the way to the post office.
53. The father mentioned in the passage wanted ______.
A. to encourage his son to make a living by himself
B. his son to become a busboy in the future
C. his son to work harder at school
D. to remind his son to depend on himself at school
54. We can infer all of the following statements from the passage EXCEPT ______.
A. He disliked being bothered by beggars.
B. He was delighted to give away his money to beggars.
C. He once suffered a lot.
D. The blind woman didn’t beg for money at that time.
55. What does the author want to tell us through this story?
A. Don’t dream up ways to get what you want.
B. Money is the root of all evils.
C. An easy life makes a person forgetful. D. Be good to others all the time.
Being successful in an exam is not just about studying hard and knowing the subject inside out. ______56
Research has shown that the calmer the mind, the better its ability to register and remember information. ______57 When the mind is relaxed, it is in the “state of alpha”, where your brain waves are at about seven to fourteen cycles per second, the most helpful state for studying.
Choose a quiet place for studying and have everything handy that you need: books, pens, something to drink. ______58 In this case, you can see yourself being congratulated by your family, friends and teachers. Enjoy the experience. And now you should be completely charged up and ready to absorb and keep important information.
_______59_____ It is a good idea to make a list of all the important things you have to learn, in order of importance, and estimate (估计) how much time you need for each one. Add it all up and compare this with how much time you have available. This will tell you if you have time to read slowly and carefully, or if you can only skim; also it will show you how many times you can afford to look over the same information. Because stress can have a negative effect on your memory, it’s important to stay calm during tests. _____60______ Breathing exercises during the examination, for example, can be extremely effective in helping you relax and relieve your stress: just take deep breaths, and let the stress come out when you breathe out.
A. Learn to both read between lines and skim.
B. Ensure that you sleep and eat well before a test.
C. Relax your body and mind and imagine the day of the results.
D. There are some stress relief techniques that can help to calm you down.
E. There are other things that you can do to help ensure you get good grades.
F. Every time you sit down to study, give yourself five minutes to calm your mind.
G. Depending on what you want to study, and how much you have to cover, plan your time.
The tea culture of China is 1 (amaze) and has a long history. Tea drinking was widespread in China for about one thousand years 2 appearing in Europe. Tea drinking in China enjoys wide popularity. Many people nowadays go to expensively decorated teahouses 3 (talk) business. However, tea drinking is very complex. Many factors contribute to 4 enjoyable experience. It starts with the surroundings. In the past, tea drinking took place in a setting where “spring water runs on marble”. At present, in order to create such atmosphere, teahouses 5 (decorate) with traditional paintings and furniture. Besides, there is always a 6 (perform) of a traditional Chinese musical instrument, such as the guzheng, pipa and erhu. Water 7 (use) for tea also matters. In the old days, the water that came from melted snow was regarded as the best. Today no one collects snow any longer because of pollution and 8 people use is bottled water. Red tea, together with green tea, oolong tea and pu’er tea 9 (rank) the top four favorites. The first three types of tea are processed (加工) using similar methods but pu’er uses a 10 (total) different method.
II．翻译或改写句子 (一空一词,一空多词或少词不得分) （25）
He made up his mind to ①_____ _____ ______ home and threw the flowers away because he didn’t want to ②______ _______ _______ Hu Jing by the flowers.
2. 印度有个全国性节日来纪念Mohandas Gandhi，他帮助印度从英国那里取得了独立。
India has a national festival ③______ ______ ______ Mohandas Gandhi, who helped India ④______ ______ ______ Britain.
⑤______ himself______ ______ a monster, the naughty kid ⑥______ ______ ______ other children in his neighborhood on that feast day.
To be honest, it was only a couple of months ⑦______ the band ⑧______ ______.
⑨______ ______, it is advised that close attention ⑩______ ______ ______ wildlife protection.
6. As the report shows, the number of wildlife species is becoming smaller and smaller and some are in danger of extinction.
According to the report, the number of wildlife species is on ○11_______ ________ and some are in danger of ○12_______ _______.
7. All the audience burst out laughing the moment a clown appeared on the stage.
All the audience burst ○13______ ______ as soon as a clown ○14______ ______ on the stage.
8. I think it very important to be confident of myself.
I ○15________ great _________ to ○16_______ _______ in myself.
9. When the Goddess of Heaven knew that her granddaughter was married to a man, he became very angry.
○17________ that her granddaughter ○18_________ a man, the Goddess of Heaven became very angry.
10. It is obvious that he will forgive you if you apologize to him sincerely.
○19________, you will be forgiven if you make ○20______ ______ to him from the bottom of your heart.
11. The millipede insect has a powerful drug which affects mosquitoes.
The millipede insect ○21________a powerful drug which ○22_______ _____ ______ ____ mosquitoes.
12. Nobody is certain about who will attend the meeting in place of Lucy.
Nobody knows ○23______ ____ who will ○24 _______ _____ _____ ____Lucy to attend the meeting.
13. Because of his devotion to his work, he achieved great success.
Because he ○25 ________ ______ _____ his work, he achieved great success.
1． It is usually warm in Zhejiang Province in March, but it __________be rather cold sometimes.
2． Mike _____________ come here by bus, but I’m not sure.
3． Everybody should obey school rules. No one shall leave the school without ____________ (permit).
4． Today’s festivals have many origins, some ____________ (religion), some seasonal, and some for special people or events.
5． Two students in my school ____________ (award) the first prize in the National English Speaking Competition last month.
I hope you find my ideas helpful
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21-25 CDACA 26-30 DCDAB 31-35 CDDBD 36-40 AACBD
41-43 BDC 44-47 CBDA 48-50 DAB 51-55 ABCBD
1.amazing; 2.before; 3. to talk; 4. an; 5.are decorated;
6.performance; 7.used; 8.what; 9.ranks; 10.totally
1. set off /out for ; be reminded of
2. in honor/ memory of; gain independence from;
3. Dressing, up as ; played tricks on
4. before ; broke up.
5. In brief, be paid to
6. the decrease/decline ; dying out
7. into laughter; turned upshowed up
8. attach importance; having confidence
9. Knowing; married
10. Obviously; an apology
11. contains; has an effect on
12. for sure; take the place of
13. devoted himself to/ be devoted to
1．can 2.may/ might 3.permission 4.religious 5.were awarded
I’m sorry to hear that you are unhappy about not knowing what birthday gift to buy for your friend. In fact, whatever gift you buy, your friend will be pleased and thankful to you, for gifts are a symbol of showing love and care.
Personally, I prefer handmade gifts instead of ready-made gifts. It is unnecessary for us to buy an expensive gift. Friendship is not valued by the price of a gift From my point of view, a handmade birthday card may be what can express your love most.
I hope my ideas will be helpful to you.