1. A. Ten pence. B. Twenty pence. C. Forty pence.
2. A. It’s in a handbag. B. It’s in the house. C. It’s in the lock.
3. A. For three weeks. B. For two weeks. C. For one week.
4. A. Because of a fire of a plane engine.
B. Because of a failing landing of a plane.
C. Because of his airsickness.
5. A. She didn’t go to school today.
B. She will miss the math exam.
C. She doesn’t like to do the homework.
6. A. By Wednesday afternoon.
B. By Thursday morning.
C. By Thursday afternoon.
The Opening of the Book Nook
Saturday, October 4, 10 AM to 10 PM
You will not want to miss the opening of your new neighborhood bookstore! Located at 2289 Main Street, the Book Nook is within walking distance of schools, many homes and businesses. Come and check out the Book Nook on Saturday!
Activities will include:
● Live music by local musicians
● One Book-of-the-Month Club membership giveaway (赠送)
The Book Nook has three floors with books of all kinds-¬--any kind you could want. If we do not have the book you are looking for, we can specially order it for you. You will have it in your hands within two days!
We are proud of our children’s reading area on the first floor, as well as our teenagers’ nook on the second floor. Come for the activities and stay for a while! Settle in one of these inviting reading areas; take a seat with a good book and a free cup of hot chocolate. You will discover the perfect way to spend a few hours.
The Book Nook will be featuring monthly book signings by different authors, giving you a chance to meet and speak with well-known writers. Don’t miss the experience of hearing these authors read aloud their own books!
The Book-of-the-Month Club
Our Book-of-the-Month Club will feature 12 books each year. As a member, you will be able to select one new book each month. The membership fee is only $10.00 per month. That is a great price for 12 books each year!
So please join us on Saturday and learn about all that the Book Nook has to offer. You can come anytime between 10 AM and 10 PM. Our activities last all day long!
11. What can we learn about the Book Nook?
A. It is a well-located bookstore.
B. Any interesting books can be found right here.
C. It is open from 10 AM to 10 PM every day.
D. The third floor is specially designed for children.
12. What can people do in the Book Nook on October 4?
A. They can have a taste of different kinds of chocolate.
B. They can read aloud together with well-known writers.
C. They can enjoy live music performed by well-known writers.
D. They can become a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
13. As a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club, you ________.
A. can buy any books in the Book Nook at a low price
B. may borrow as many as 12 books every week
C. need to pay 120 dollars every year
D. should be over the age of 12
If you have a chance to go to Finland, you will probably be surprised to find how “foolish” the Finnish people are.
Take the taxi drivers for example. Taxis in Finland are mostly high-class Benz with a fare of two US dollars a kilometer. You can go anywhere in one, tell the driver to drop you at any place, say that you have some business to attend to, and then walk off without paying your fare. The driver would not show the least sign of anxiety.
The dining rooms in all big hotels not only serve their guests, but also serve outside diners. Hotel guests have their meals free, so they naturally go to the free dining rooms to have their meals. The most they would do to show their good faith is to wave their registration card to the waiter. With such a loose check, you can easily use any old registration card to take a couple of friends to dine free of charge.
The Finnish workers are paid by the hour. They are very much on their own as soon as they have agreed with the boss on the pay. From then on, they just say how many hours they have worked and they will be paid accordingly.
With so many loopholes (漏洞) in everyday life, surely Finland must be a heaven to those who love to take “petty advantages”. But the strange thing is, all the taxi passengers would always come back to pay their fare after they have attended to their business; not a single outsider has ever been found in the free hotel dining rooms. And workers always give an honest account of the exact hours they put in. As the Finns always act on good faith in everything they do, living in such a society has turned everyone into a real “gentleman”.
In a society of such high moral practice, what need is there for people to be on guard against others?
14. While taking a taxi in Finland, ________.
A. a passenger can go anywhere without having to pay the driver
B. a passenger pays two US dollars for a taxi ride
C. a passenger can never be turned down by the taxi driver wherever he wants to go
D. a passenger needs to provide good faith demonstration before leaving without paying
15. We know from the passage that big hotels in Finland ________.
A. are mostly poorly managed
B. provide meals for any diners
C. provide free wine and charge for food
D. provide meals for only those who live in the hotels
16. Which of the following is NOT true about the workers and the bosses in Finland?
A. The workers in Finland are paid by the hour.
B. The workers are always honest with their working hours.
C. The workers and their bosses will make an agreement in advance about the pay.
D. The bosses in Finland are too busy to check the working hours of their employees.
17. The word “those” in the last but one paragraph probably refers to ________.
A. people who are dishonest
B. people who often have meals in big hotels
C. people who often take taxis
D. people who are worthy of trust
Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Swift’s family ran a farm. “I had her sitting on a small horse when she was nine months old,” said Swift's mother. “If my dream had gone well, she’d be in a horse show right now.” The only obvious forerunner (先驱) of Swift's musical talent was her grandmother, an opera singer.
That talent showed itself early: when the family went to see a Disney musical film, Swift would come out of the theater singing all the songs correctly. At the age of 11, she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Philadelphia 76ers game. The experiences during her pre-teen years encouraged the creativity to go with Swift’s talent. As a child, she attended the academically competitive Wyndcroft School in Pottstown, but then switched to public schools in Wyomissing. Although it was her hometown, she didn’t know any of her classmates, and she was terrified. Swift began to understand the storytelling feature of country songs, and put her feelings into songs of her own.
One of her future hits, “The Outside”, was written when she was only 12. “I wrote that about the scariest feeling I’ve ever felt: going to school, looking at those faces, and not knowing who you’re gonna talk to that day,” she said. “In the music, I could never feel the kind of rejection (拒绝) that I felt in middle school.” Swift's parents quickly realized that they had someone special on their hands. They sold their farm when she was 13 and moved the family to Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Swift had the ability, above all, to put feelings into words with accuracy (准确) far beyond her years. In “Our Song” she wrote, “Our song is the slamming screen door, going out late, tapping on your window.” In the summer of 2006, “Tim McGraw” came out, and almost from the beginning the 16-year-old Taylor Swift was a star.
18. When she was in her childhood, Taylor Swift ________.
A. dreamed of being a horse rider
B. was expected to help on the farm
C. showed her talent for music early
D. learned singing from her grandmother
19. Which of the following can best describe Swift’s school days in Wyomissing?
A. Difficult B. Helpful C. Competitive D. Satisfying
20. Taylor Swift’s parents moved the family to Hendersonville ________.
A. when she was twelve years old.
B. after “The Outside” became a hit.
C. because she was rejected in school.
D. after they realized her musical talent.
21. Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
A. Swift sang for a Disney movie at a young age.
B. “The Outside” came out when Swift was only 12.
C. Life in Wyndcroft School encouraged Swift's creativity.
D. She tells her stories in her music.
The decisions that we make shape us throughout our lives. No matter what decisions we make, good or bad, each one puts us on a new road in the future. Make a bad decision? No problem. Learn from the decision and make another decision to get on a different path. This is advice that I got from Tony Robbins in his book Awaken the Giant Within. This is a book that I recommend(推荐) to anyone wanting to develop a fire to make changes in their life. It helped me to understand how fear of making poor choices was hindering me from becoming the great man who I am today. Now I am not saying I am a well-known person in any particular circle. But I am the king of my castle working hard and trying to make good decisions in regard to the paths that I have chosen. I am a great man in the eyes of my wife and my children. And that is all the recognition that I need in my lifetime. And I know that my past failures have been the building block that I continue to use to build my career and self-image in my community that I live in.
Ben Lerer, cofounder of the CEO of Thrillist Media Group, is a good example of this. In an article on the Fast Company website, Lerer talks about this very subject. He says, “I’ve had to make some really tough decisions but finally, I think the best companies are those that can recognize when something isn’t going right, and fix it, instead of just turning a blind eye because it’s easier.” Great people make decisions. When a decision does not have the desired result, make a different decision. It does not get any simpler than that.
22. From Tony Robbin’s Awaken the Giant Within, the writer knew ________.
A. making a bad decision is very terrible
B. making decisions helps us become a great man
C. being afraid to make a bad decision is very natural
D. learning from the bad decision can help make a new choice
23. The underlined word “hindering” can be replaced by ________.
A. stopping B. stealing C. preserving D. requiring
24. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. A bad decision has a bad effect on people.
B. The best company can admit and correct a bad decision.
C. People should learn how to make a good decision.
D. Making a decision is much simpler than changing one.
25. What could be the best title of the passage?
A. Overcome Your Fears B. Take Action
C. Make Decisions D. Trust Yourself
根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项，选项中有两项为多余选项。(选 E 涂AB, 选 F 涂CD，选G涂AC)
Americans use the term “college students” to mean students either in colleges or universities. Not only that, Americans almost never say “going off to university” or “when I was in university.” That sounds British. 26
27 Both offer undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences, for example. And both can help prepare young people to earn a living.
But many colleges do not offer graduate studies. Another difference is that universities are generally bigger. 28
Another place of higher education, especially in technical areas, is an institute, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yet even an institute of technology can offer a wide choice of programs and activities.
Modern universities developed from those of Europe in the Middle Ages. The word “university” came from the Latin universities, describing a group of people organized for a common purpose. 29 In England, colleges were formed to provide students with places to live. Usually each group was studying the same thing. So college came to mean an area of study.
The first American universities divided their studies into a number of areas and called each one a college. This is still true. 30 For example, Harvard College is the undergraduate part of Harvard University.
A. A college can also be a part of a university.
B. They offer more programs and do more research.
C. There are more universities than colleges in the USA.
D. Colleges and universities have many things in common.
E. Universities and colleges offer students different opportunities.
F. Instead, they say “going off to college” or “when I was in college.”
G. “College” came from collegium, a Latin word with a similar meaning.
A beggar was sleeping in the doorway of a fruit shop. The shop owner felt angry. He walked up to him and 31 him to go away in a rude manner, but the beggar did not seem to 32 him and lay still there. The shop owner got much 33 , shouting that he was a beggar in disguise (假装) and 34 cheated passers-by for money by making use of their kindness. At that time, it was the busiest moment of a day and the market was 35 with shoppers. They all blamed the beggar for 36 . Showing fear, the beggar 37 his face in an old blanket. What he received was bitter 38 rather than help.
The next morning, it was drizzling. An old man, who went to the market early, found the beggar 39 on the ground. He woke the beggar up and 40 asked whether he was cold or not, but the beggar made no 41 . Then the old man 42 his hands gently, saying that they felt 43 . With these words, he ran home in a hurry, returned with a pile of 44 , picked out a sweater and urged the beggar to 45 it on again and again. Seeing what happened, many other passers-by surrounded the beggar and gave him change one after another, showing 46 for him. It was not long before the beggar received a handful of 47 .
In many cases our behavior may have a great 48 on the people around us because they are likely to 49 us. Therefore, we should pay special attention to what we do and say, trying to infect others with positive words instead of 50 ones.
31. A. persuaded B. encouraged C. expected D. ordered
32. A. approach B. speak C. hear D. agree
33. A. angrier B. happier C. sadder D. braver
34. A. still B. only C. never D. already
35. A. crowded B. covered C. provided D. equipped
36. A. laziness B. dishonesty C. inability D. mistake
37. A. buried B. raised C. closed D. bent
38. A. admiration B. curiosity C. scold D. praise
39. A. crying B. eating C. playing D. sleeping
40. A. loudly B. rudely C. seriously D. kindly
41. A. comment B. reply C. introduction D. bet
42. A. lifted B. kissed C. held D. threw
43. A. freezing B. warm C. sleepy D. comfortable
44. A. books B. clothes C. pictures D. money
45. A. show B. take C. get D. put
46. A. respect B. pity C. worry D. appreciation
47. A. coins B. food C. fruit D. sand
48. A. change B. view C. effect D. impression
49. A. avoid B. invite C. compare D. follow
50. A. important B. meaningless C. negative D. harmful
Working out helps you deal with stress in your job, relationships or any area of life. It is possibly 51 exercise is a form of stress itself and helps your body deal with it in a better way. Australian researchers found that those 52 did 30 minutes of aerobic (有氧的) exercise three times a week responded better to stress and had 53 (low) blood pressure.
Even 54 little exercise, from an easy 10-minute walk to an intense aerobics, seems to decrease your feeling 55 anxiety. Working out regularly may make you smarter now and lessen the 56 (possible) that you’ll lose brain function at your age. According to a recent animal study, exercise can 57 (actual) help the brain develop new cells. In the last few years, it 58 (show) in several studies that regular aerobic exercise can improve the quality of sleep. Naturally, this can make you less tired and be able to function better during the day.
Finally, there’s one more reason to keep 59 (exercise). When you work out regularly, your body simply functions better and you are healthier and less likely 60 (suffer) painful physical condition.
第四部分：词汇句型与写作 （共三节 满分45分）
61. The porter will carry all of your _______________ (行李) to your room.
62. Her _______________ (偏爱) is for comfortable rather than stylish clothes.
63. _______________ (诗) is written to celebrate positive human emotions like joy, love and happiness.
64. The ___________ (雕像) of Liberty, standing in New York Harbor, is a world-famous landmark.
65. After the examination, the doctor said that Mr. King was _______________ (康复) nicely from his illness.
66. Although she had been ill for a long time, it still came as a shock when she e____________ died.
67. The country’s economy is mainly a_______________ and depends on crops like coffee.
68. The area, which m____________ 5 kilometres by 3 kilometres, has been purchased by the army.
69. The robbers took away several v_______________ jewels worth about $10000.
70. Xi’ an, once called Chang’ an, used to be the capital of six d_______________.
71. Some people left Harry when he _________________________ (陷入困境), but Joe stood by him all the time. (into)
72. The passengers are in danger. First aid is needed badly and _________________________ (越快越好). (soon)
73. A lot of people dived into the lake _________________________ (寻找) the lost diamond ring. (of)
74. The lady _________________________ (注视) the baby for a while and left the room without looking back. (on)
75. It’s fantastic to swim in the sea, but you have to _________________________ (注意) sharks.
【参考词汇】 资源 resource
【注 意】 1. 词数100左右
7. Mrs. White/Mr. White’s wife. 8. She was hurt in a traffic accident.
9. A sweater (for her daughter). 10. He felt angry.
11-13 ADC 14-17 CBDA 18-21 CADD 22-25 DABC
31-35 DCABA 36-40 BACDD 41-45 BCABD 46-50 BACDC
51. because 52. who 53. lower 54. a 55. of
56. possibility 57. actually 58. has been shown 59. exercising 60. to suffer
第四部分: 词汇与句子结构 （共三节 满分45分）
61. luggage/baggage 62. preference 63. Poetry 64. Statue 65. recovering
66. eventually 67. agricultural 68. measures 69. valuable 70. dynasties
71. got into trouble 72. the sooner the better 73. in search of
74. fixed her eyes on 75. watch out for
In recent years, fishing resources in the ocean have been faced with a severe situation with the quantity of fish and their species dropping sharply. It is human behavior that is to blame. Industrial and agricultural waste such as chemicals and oil is poured into the ocean. What’s more, overfishing destroys the balance of life in the ocean. To handle this situation, the government should make laws and punish those who violate the law for causing pollution. Besides, over-fishing should be strictly banned. Also, some fishermen may take other jobs so that there are less people living on fishing. Only with these measures taken can we eventually preserve fishing resources.
W: How much were the coffees?
M: Ten pence each. That’s twenty pence. Where’s the money?
W: In my handbag. I’ll get it. My God! Where is my key?
M: I put it in your handbag before I left the house.
W: But it isn’t in my handbag. You must think about it carefully.
M: Let’s see. I closed the windows. Then I closed the door.
M: I left the key in the lock.
Q1: How much did the coffees cost totally?
Q2: Where is the key?
M: Where are you going for your holidays, Kate?
W: To Australia. I’m going to visit my uncle for two weeks.
M: Really? You’re so lucky! How are you going there?
W: By air, of course. It takes over one week to go by sea.
M: I once went to China by air. It was very exciting but never again.
W: Why? Did you feel frightened?
M: For a short time. One of the engines caught fire.
W: What did the pilot do?
M: He put it out and flew back.
W: Did you land safely?
M: Yes, we did. But I shall never fly again.
Q3: How long will the woman stay in Australia?
Q4: Why is the man afraid of taking a plane again?
M: Hello. This is Jack speaking.
W: Hi, Jack. It’s me, Joan. I was sick at home today. Have we got any homework today?
M: Well, we have to do the math exercise from 2-a to 2-f on page 30 in our textbook, because tomorrow we will have a math exam.
W: All right. I’ve got it.
M: Then, we have to finish the reading list and write a reading report. We have to hand it in by tomorrow afternoon---that’s Thursday. That’s it for English.
W: Wow---that’s a lot of things to do.
M: Yeah, I agree. So will you come to school tomorrow? Are you feeling any better now?
W: Yes, after taking medicine and resting today, I feel much better. I think tomorrow I will certainly be able to go to school.
M: OK. See you tomorrow.
W: See you tomorrow.
Q5: What do we know about the woman?
Q6: When should the students hand in their reading report？
Mr. White is a member of his office. He’s often busy and has no time to do the housework. His wife knows him well and does everything at home. Bad luck！Their daughter was hurt in a traffic accident last month and had to be in hospital. Now Mrs. White has to look after her there and she can’t go home. As Mr. White never did any cleaning, the rooms were all disorderly. Yesterday morning, before Mr. White got up, the telephone rang. He sat up to answer it. His friend told him to write an important telephone number down. But he could find neither a pen nor a piece of paper. He found there was a lot of dust on the table and wrote the number on it. But soon he forgot it and went to work. Two hours later his wife came back and looked for a sweater for her daughter. Her husband came in while she was cleaning the table. He couldn’t see the number on the table and called out angrily, “Who let you clean the table?”
Q7: Who often did the housework?
Q8: What happened to their daughter last month?
Q9: What did Mrs. White look for?
Q10: How did Mr. White feel when he couldn’t see the number on the table?