1. Where will the speakers go next?
A. The office. B. Their home. C.A restaurant.
2. What do we know about the man?
A. He lives not far from the library. B. He always borrows books these days.
C. He goes to the library twice a month.
3. What does the man imply?
A. Everything is ready for the party. B. Too many people are invited to the party.
C. Only a few close friends will attend the party.
4. What did the man think of the movie?
A. Interesting. B. Serious. C. Impractical.
5. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Buy the skirt. B. Follow the fashion.
C. Bargain over the price.
6. What is the woman doing now?
A. Making introductions to the man. B. Having an interview with the man.
C. Showing the man around the company.
7. When will the man have meetings?
A. Every Monday. B. Every Thursday. C. Every Friday.
8. How does Jane feel?
A. Excited. B. Exhausted. C. Anxious.
9. What does Jane do?
A. A professor. B. A doctor. C. A student.
10. Why will the woman go to Brazil?
A. To watch the RoboCup. B. To take part in a competition.
C. To spend a vacation with her family.
11. What is Mark crazy about?
A. Football. B. Robots. C. Traveling.
12. How many times has Mark´s team taken part in the RoboCup before?
A. Twice. B. Three times. C. Four times.
13. What do the speakers usually do at the mall?
A. Enjoy all kinds of delicious food. B. Look at things without buying them.
C. Spend a lot of money on boots.
14. How did the woman know about the outdoor market?
A. From the Internet. B. From a friend. C. From TV.
15. What does the woman say about the outdoor market?
A. It isn´t big enough. B. There are eight halls.
C. The food there is cheap.
16. How will the speakers go to the outdoor market?
A. By car. B. By subway. C. On foot.
17. When can the students visit the language laboratory?
A. On Monday. B. On Tuesday. C. On Wednesday.
18. What lessons do the students have on Thursday morning?
A. Listening and speaking. B. Pronunciation and vocabulary.
C. Writing and computing.
19. What will the students do first on Friday?
A. Review lessons for the week. B. Have a computer lesson.
C. Practice writing.
20. What does the speaker remind the students to do in the end?
A. Finish the homework on time. B. Do self-studying in the library.
C. Turn to the teachers for any problems.
The Time Traveler
A dreamer crazy about traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society which appears to be living in harmony and happiness, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden cruel and evil underground organization.
The Three-Body Problem
Set in China´s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to make contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction receives the signal and plans to attack the Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start to form, planning to either welcome them and help them take over the world, or to fight against them.
The Graveyard(墓地) Book
Bod is an unusual boy who lives in an unusual place—he´s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised by the ghosts, werewolves, and other graveyard creatures, Bod has learned m any ghostly things—such as the ability to fade so ordinary people cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
It is the future. It´s a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie below the surface! Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day. From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same. Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems.
21. What readers will The Three-Body Problem be recommended to?
A. Reader interested in Chinese history B. Readers believing in ghosts
C. Readers into civilization of outer space D. Readers fond of time travel
22. Which books tell of dark secrets under the peacefulness?
A. The Three-body Problem and The Time Traveler
B. The Time Traveler and The Giver
C. The Graveyard Book and The Three-body Problem
D. The Giver and The Graveyard Book
23. What type of literature are these books?
A. Fantasy B. Travel log C. Documentary D. History
Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris on October 7, 1955, to Chinese parents and had a musical upbringing. His mother, Marina Lu, was a singer and his father, Hiao-Tsiun Ma, was a violinist and professor of music at Nanjing National Central University. The family moved to New York when Ma was seven years old.
At a young age, Ma began studying violin and piano and finally settling on the cello(大提琴) in 1960 at age four. The genius began performing before audiences at age five and performed for Presidents Dw ight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy when he was seven. At age eight, he appeared on American television with his sister in a concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein. He attended Trinity School in New York but transferred to the Professional Children´s School, from which he graduated at age 15. He then appeared as a soloist with the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky´s Variations.
Ma studied at the Juilliard School of Music at age 19 and attended Columbia University but dropped out. He was later admitted to Harvard College. Before entering Harvard, Ma played in the Marlboro Festival Orchestra under the direction of cellist and conductor Pablo Casals. He steadily gained fame and performed with many of the world´s major orchestras. He received his bachelor´s degree from Harvard in 1976. In 1991, he received an honorary doctorate from Harvard.
Ma has a group called Silk Road Ensemble(合奏团), following the famous trade route which several hundred years ago was used for trade, all the way across Europe and Asia to China. His goal was to bring together musicians from diverse countries all of which are historically linked via the Silk Road.
With over 90 albums, 18 of which are Grammy Award winners, Ma has also been praised as a man of unquestionable character. He really stands out for his humble spirit, modest manner, and humanitarianism.
24. What´s the right order of these events?
①Ma made his first show on TV.
②Ma graduated from the Juilliard School.
③Ma´s family settled down in New York.
④Ma was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard.
⑤Ma started playing solo with an orchestra.
A. ③④①⑤② B. ①②⑤④③ C. ②⑤③①④ D. ③①⑤②④
25. Why does Ma form Silk Road Ensemble?
A. To revive the trade along the Silk Road.
B. To unite musicians from various backgrounds.
C. To raise money for the Silk Road´s repair work.
D. To make the Silk Road known to the world.
26. What would the author introduce in the paragraph that follows?
A. Stories showing Ma´s good personal qualities.
B. People´s comments on Ma´s performances.
C. The albums which brought him Grammy Awards.
D. Ma´s next goal in his musical career.
27. What´s the main idea of this passage?
A. The hard training Ma received. B. Ma´s contributions to music.
C. Ma´s life in music. D. Ma´s classical musical work.
Some people go home for the holid ays hoping just to survive, burying their attention in their phones or football to avoid conflict with relatives. Yet research now suggests that is the wrong idea. Family traditions—of any form—can save a holiday, making it well worth the effort of getting everyone in the same room.
In a series of studies to be published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, hundreds of online subjects described traditions they performed with their families during Christmas, New Year´s Day and Easter, from tree decoration to egg hunts. Those who said they performed collective traditions, compared with those who said they did not, felt closer to their families, which made the holidays more interesting, which in turn made them more enjoyable. Most surprising, the types of activities they described—family dinners with special foods, religious ceremonies, watching the ball drop in Times Square—did not have a direct bearing on enjoyment. But the number of them did. Apparently having family traditions makes the holidays better and the more the merrier.
The study could measure only correlations(关联) between subjects´ responses, leaving causality uncertain — Do traditions increase holiday pleasure, or do people who already enjoy the holidays choose to perform more traditions? Yet enjoyment ratings were higher after people describe traditions, suggesting that simply thinking about them can add a feeling of warmness to one´s experience.
“Whatever the tradition is, and however small it may seem, it helps people to really get closer to one another,” says Ovul Sezer, a researcher at Harvard Business School and the paper´s primary author. “With some traditions we don´t even know why we do them, but they still work,” she says.
It could be that traditions offer “small, nonobvious ways” to get people to share an experience without feeling awkward or forced, suggests Kathleen Vohs, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota and one of Sezer´s co-authors.
28. About the family collective activities, what really matters?
A. The number of them. B. The form of them
C. The place where they take place D. The time that they last
29. The underlined word “causality” in paragraph 3 refers to the relationship between _____.
A. cause and effect B. opinion and fact
C. whole and part D. example and conclusion
30. Why can family traditions bring people closer according to Kathleen Vohs?
A. Because they offer chances for people to get together.
B. Because people know the meaning of each tradition.
C. Because they work in small and not obvious ways.
D. Because people can do things together feeling relaxed.
31. What´s the best title for this passage?
A. Family traditions are on the rise . B. Family traditions increase happiness.
C. Put your smart phone down. D. Family is where happiness lies.
Brain activity may continue for more than 10 minutes after the body appears to have died, according to a new study.
Researchers had previously thought that brain activity ends before or shortly after the heart stops beating. But a team of doctors affiliated with the University of Western Ontario in Canada has documented a case in which a patient continued to experience brain wave activity for about 10 minutes after he had been announced clinically dead (or brain dead).
The unusual circumstance came about as the team in Canada was conducting routine research regarding the process of death in humans. As four ter minal patients were removed from life support, their vital signs(生命体征) were monitored for a length of time. Three of the patients stopped sending brain signals almost immediately after their hearts stopped, but the fourth instead began producing signals that are normally seen in a person that is in a very deep sleep — delta waves — and continued to do so for 10 minutes and 38 seconds.
In the case, d octors confirmed their patient was dead through a range of the normal observations, including the absence of a pulse(脉搏) and unreactive pupils(瞳孔). They also conducted a series of tests to make sure all of the equipment was working fine. After finding no problems, they reported that they had no explanation for what the y had observed.
Scientists not involved with the research are cautious to draw any sort of conclusions since the phenomenon only occurred in one of four test patients.
What happens to the body and mind after death remains almost entirely mysterious to scientists. Two other studies last year, for insta nce, showed that genes appeared to continue functioning – and even function more energetically – in the days after people die.
What´s really going on? That´s the rational question following this latest brain activity study.
32. Previously, brain activity was thought to _____.
A. last much longer than heart beat. B. end as the heart stops.
C. stop in a very deep sleep. D. prevent genes functioning.
33. What was special about the fourth patient after death?
A. His pupils made no reaction. B. He had no pulse already.
C. His brain waves were monitored. D. His life support wasn´t removed.
34. What´s the scientists´ attitude towards this observation?
A. Careful. B. Positive. C. Negative. D. Uninterested.
35. Why does the writer mention the other two studies done last year?
A. To express dissatisfaction with the scientists´ work.
B. To show brain activity after death remains a mystery.
C. To invite the readers to give more such examples.
D. To encourage scientists to do more brain studies.
Everyone strives to be a great person, kind and caring. But for some, that´s not always the case. 36 A few of these harmful characteristics are offered for you below. If you happen to realize that you possess any of them – quit!
You are self-centered. Many people do this unconsciously. You think you are the only one that matters, and often don´t care what others have to say. If this is you, it´s time to change. 37
You are always in competition. Are you the person who has to be better than everyone else? If so, you´re unattractive. 38 If they overcame their fear of heights and climbed 10 feet in the air, don´t say, “That´s all? I´ve climbed 30 feet!” Instead say, “That´s awesome. I´m really proud of you.”
39 You are definitely unattractive when constantly asking why others don´t see you as important as you think they should. For instance, your two friends went somewhere without you. It doesn´t matter to them, but to you it does. Get over it. Your friends´ lives don´t stop when you´re not around.
You are the boss. 40 If you´re the one always making decisions, needing to be in charge, or trying to control what others are doing, you´re acting in an unattractive way.
A. You should let your friends have their moment.
B. In a group of friends, everyone should be on an equal playing field.
C. There are many behaviors making people unattractive or annoying.
D. You are unreliable, yet dependent u pon others.
E. You question your importance to others.
F. People seen as unattractive are often in fights with their friends.
G. No one wants such a friend as only cares about themselves.
Every night, my mother would come to my room, lean down and push my long hair out of the way, then kiss my forehead.
I don´t remember when it first started 41 me -----her hands pushing my hair that way. But it 42 make me annoyed, for they felt work-worn and rough against my young skin．Finally, one night, I shouted at her: ―Don´t do that any more –your 43 are too rough! She didn´t say anything in 44 . But never again did my mother close out my day with that 45 expression of her love．
Time after time, with the 46 years, my thoughts returned to that night. I´m not a little girl any more．Mom is in her mid - seventies, and those hands I 47 thought to be so rough are still doing things for me and my 48 .
Now, my own children are 49 . Mom no longer has Dad. It was late on that Thanksgiving Eve, as I went to sleep in the bedroom of my youth, a familiar hand 50 before stealing across my face to brush the hair from my 51 . Then a kiss, ever so 52 touched my brow. In my 53 , thousands of times, I 54 the night my young voice complained. 55 Mom´s hand in my hand, I said how 56 I was for that night. I thought she´d remember, as I did, 57 Mom didn´t know what I was talking about. She had forgotten — and 58 —long ago.
That night, I fell asleep with a new 59 for my gentle mother and her caring hands. And the guilt I had carried around for so long was 60 to be found．
41. A. amazing B. hurting C. surprising D. annoying
42. A. does B. doesn´t C. did D. didn´t
43. A. hands B. noises C. feelings D. words
44. A. silence B. reply C. anger D. fear
45. A. perfect B. healthy C. familiar D. popular
46. A. Following B. passing C. coming D. remaining
47. A. never B. even C. once D. often
48. A. neighbor B. husband C. family D. home
49. A. grown B. forgotten C. developed D. moved.
50. A. regretted B. imagined C. trembled D. hesitated
51. A. eyes B. forehead C. face D. mouth
52. A. gently B. roughly C. quickly D. slowly
53. A opinion B. diary C. memory D. history
54. A. missed B. recalled C. hated D. chanced
55. A. Beating B. Stopping C. Catching D. Picking
56. A. amused B. annoyed C. happy D. sorry
57. A .while B. but C. because D. and
58. A. faded B. forgiven C. remembered D. apologized
59. A. appreciation B. approval C. thought D. hope
60. A. anywhere B. where C. nowhere D. somewhere
Most people enjoy listening to music or singing to the music, though they´re busy doing their work, because music is beneficial to 61 (adjustment) their mental state. If they are stressed out, light music will relieve their pressure. If their work is going too slowly, a march helps it to speed up. 62 (compare) with other conveying means, music has advantages in many aspects.
First of all, music is 63 universal tool, which helps people from different backgrounds understand and communicate with each other 64 (easy) beyond languages, even without requiring any 65 (explain). Besides, music is a unique language for people to describe 66 happens inside and outside them. It always strikes people´s soul and in turn it arouses sympathy or responses in the hearts of people. Music can also carry emotions people generate while experiencing something. More importantly, music has such attractive beauty that many best minds have devoted 67 (they) to it. Thus master musicians 68 composers, performers, conductors and dancers come into being.
Music consists of various types, which 69 (create) to satisfy the needs of expressing different emotions related to social situations, such as symphony and jazz. Music has close connection with musical instruments, and once performed on a certain one, music will take on a special tone. In a word, without music we 70 (live) in a dead world.
How are you doing recently? Learned that you have retired, we all miss you. On behalf of my schoolmates, I´m written the letter to express our deepest thanks to you.
We´re grateful for you have done for us over the years. It is you that helped us make great progresses in our English. When some students got into trouble, you suggested they improved their learning methods and always helped us out with patience. We still remember what fun we had when you told jokes in class. All of us value the precious time when we spent together. We will keep it on mind forever.
We true wish you good health and a wonderful life after retirement!
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How are you doing recently? Learned that you have retired, we all miss you. On behalf of my
schoolmates, I’m written the letter, expressing our deepest thanks to you.
We’re grateful for∧you have done for us over the years. It is you that helped us make great
progresses in our English. When some students got into trouble, you suggested they improved
their learning methods and always helped us out with patience. We still remember what fun we
had when you told jokes in class. All of us value the precious time when we spent together. We
will keep it on mind forever.
We true wish you good health and a wonderful life after retirement!
I’m glad to receive your letter, from which I learn you’ve made great progress in l earning Chinese. Not only can you speak more Chinese than before, but you’ve been able to catch some TV programs in Chinese.
And I’m informed that you have some difficulty reading Chinese. Personally, you should learn and memorize more Chinese characters. Besides, you should choose some simpler articles.
As for my English, I’m faced with a new problem. From Book 6, the new words and texts in each module double those in the previous textbooks. I hope you can give me some advice on how to deal with it, and that your reading will improve greatly soon. (106words)
档 次 给分范围 语言及要点要求
第五档 21～25 要点齐全，语言基本无误，行文连贯，表达清楚
第四档 16～20 包含绝大部分要点，语言有少量错误，行文基本连贯，表达基本清楚
第三档 11～15 包含多数要点，语言有一些错误，尚能表达
第二档 6～10 只涉及少数要点，语言错误很多，影响表达
第一档 0～5 只能写出与要求内容有关的一些单词
1. 其表达未能达成正确句意的，不给分, 如：写出了主语或谓语等关键词，但未能达成符合要点要求、意义正确的句子。
M: I'm sorry I'm late, dear. I had a long meeting at the office.
W: That's OK. Now we can try that new Chinese restaurant downtown.
W: How often do you go to the library?
M: I go there twice a week, because it takes me only 10 minutes to go there by bike.
W: Do you always borrow books?
M: Well, I sometimes borrow books, but I always borrow DVDs these days.
M: Thank God you're here. We have a ton of work to do if we're going to get everything ready for tonight. Whose idea was it to have this going-away party for Christmas, anyway?
W: It was your idea, Fred.
M: And I suggested a small get-together for a few close friends. I didn't mean inviting half the university!
M: That movie was totally ridiculous. I mean, nothing about it was realistic. It made no sense at all.
W: I think you're taking everything a bit too seriously. It was just an action movie. I thought it was interesting and entertaining.
W: I think this skirt looks really fashionable. It fits me well, and the price isn't too expensive. And red is my favorite color. What do you think?
M: I think you'd be a fool not to get it!
W: ⑥Welcome to NHN Group. First, let me go over what we do in the department during a typical workday.
M: OK.I understand that we basically work from 9:00 to 6:00, with an hour's lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00, right?
W: That's right.
M: How often do you have meetings?
W: ⑦You should attend a department meeting every Friday morning.
M: Are you feeling OK, Jane? ⑧You look pretty tired.
W: My sis ter and I had a birthday par ty for my brother last night. I didn't get enough sleep.
M: Where did you have the party?
W: It was at my aunt's house. Then, right after the party,⑨I had to start typing a history paper. I was a bit nervous because the professor said he wouldn't accept any late papers.
M: Anna, I heard you're going to Brazil. The World Cup is already over. Why are you going there?
W: ⑩I'm going there for a vacation with my parents. My parents don't like watching football gam es, but they like Brazil, so we'll go there this summer.
M: I heard Mark is going there, too. What is he going to do there?
W: He's going there to take part in a competition.
M: A competition? What is it?
W: Have you heard about the RoboCup?
M: No. What is it?
W: The RoboCup is for people who love creating robots. During the event, some teams of robots will play football in a game.
M: Really? That sounds amazing. I had no idea that Mark creates robots!
W: (11) He's crazy about robots.(12)Actually, his team has taken part in the RoboCup three times.
M: Will you go and watch it?
W: Yes. I'll go and cheer for Mark's team.
M: Do you want to go to the mall with me today, Matilda?
W: Not the mall again! We always go there! It seems like we go there every weekend.
M: But don't you like to go around and just look at everything and not have any pressure to buy anything?
W: That's just it, Sam.(13)All we do there is window-shop! It's cool that it's close to the subway and all, but the prices there are way too high for us.I want to go somewhere where we can actually afford.
M: Well, as students, we can't expect too much, can we?
W: (14) Listen, my friend Stacy told me about this outdoor market. She found it on some website.
M: It's probably mostly junk, though…
W: Not at all! Stacy showed me a pair of boots she got there…They look like something you'd see on a fashion runway(T形台) in Paris!
M: Hmm. That's great for you. But I don't really care about boots What's there for guys?
W: (15) You can find food from all over the world, and everything is under ten dollars. Besides that, 'm sure you can find some other stuff to buy. The market is supposed to be bigger than eight football fields!
M: Oh, count me in!(16)Let me just get my car keys…
W: Welcome to Language International. Could you please turn to Page Five? Now you see the lessons here begin every weekday at 9:00 am.(17)The first class every Monday is grammar practice, followed by a visit to the language laboratory. After a break you have a double lesson of speaking skills. Tuesday morning begins with a reading skills lesson and after the break, vocabulary development. In the afternoon you'll go to the library, where you can read, watch a video or practice grammar. Wednesday morning begins with pronunciation, then a special“Life in Britain”class. After the break is grammar practice once again.(18)On Thursday morning you have listening skills, and then what we call current affairs. You'll listen to the news on the radio and discuss what's going on. After the break it's another double lesson of speaking skills.(19)Finally on Friday morning in the first lesson you will practice writing skills, followed by a lesson in the computer room. After the break is the weekly review period, where your teacher will help with any problems you may have.
(20)Oh, and don't forget you can study on your own in the library every weekday from 3:30 to 6:00 pm as well, if you wish! Thank you.