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总分: 150分 时量:120分钟
1. What does the woman want to buy online?
A. Some books. B. A pair of shoes. C. A skirt.
2. What is the weather like today?
A. Cloudy. B. Sunny. C. Rainy.
3. How many students have taken the exam?
A. Twenty-five. B. Forty. C. Fifty-five.
4. Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. At an airport. B. At a railway station. C. At a bus stop.
5. Which bus should the woman take to the shopping center?
A. The No.30 bus B. The No.3 bus C. The No. 300 bus.
6. How much will the woman pay for the suitcase?
A. 400 yuan. B. 450 yuan. C. 500 yuan.
7. What color does the woman want?
A. White. B. Blue. C. Black.
8. When will the show, Survivor Games, be on?
A. At 7:50. B. At 8:00. C. At 8:10.
9. What does the man think of Survivor Games?
A. It’s exciting. B. It’s boring. C. It’s relaxing.
10. Who will watch Survivor Games tonight?
A. The man alone. B. Both of them. C. Neither of them.
11. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Customer and manager.
B. Customer and waiter.
C. Husband and wife.
12. Why does the man want to talk to the manager?
A. To get a waiter’s service.
B. To complain about the food.
C. To get free drinks.
13. What dissatisfied the woman last time?
A. The drinks. B. The long distance. C. Her seat.
14. Which language does the woman wish to learn?
A. Chinese or English B. Chinese or Japanese. C. French or Japanese.
15. What is the woman’s native language?
A. French. B. Spanish. C. Italian.
16. Who is working in China now?
A. The man. B. The woman. C. The woman’s boyfriend.
17. Which country will the woman visit this summer holiday?
A. France. B. China. C. Spain.
18. At what age did Dayna start writing her book?
A. Eight. B. Nine. C. Ten.
19. What was the most difficult thing for Dayna?
A. Writing the first paragraph of a book.
B. Writing compositions at school.
C. Learning about writing styles.
20. Why did Dayna write the book?
A. To inspire people to write.
B. To make people happy.
C. To encourage people to read.
If you plan to visit Fiji, you are probably looking for some fun things to do. Below are four unusual places.
The Poseidon Resort
The Poseidon resort is an underwater resort that gives visitors a beautiful view of sea life. This resort covers 255 acres. It’s covered and surrounded by a lagoon (咸水湖) that covers 5,000 acres and is about 90 feet under water, giving you a beautiful view of sea life right before your eyes. This resort even has a hotel for those who would prefer to have the unusual experience of sleeping and waking up to the beautiful scenery all around them.
The Sabeto Mud Pool
If you’re looking for something unusual to do, you can’t pass up the mud pool at Sabeto. It is located in a mountain range with a huge group of Geothermal (地热的) pools full of nice, warm mud. Getting down and into the mud in the pool is believed to have benefits for healthy skin. This is unusual, but adults and especially kids will love it.
Fire walking in Fiji is believed to have originated on the island of Beau. Fire walking is when you walk on white-hot stones barefoot. To do this, you have to be mentally prepared for it. Trust me; there is a lot of preparation and strict rules that travelers follow in order to do this safely.
The Fiji Museum
The Fiji museum is unusual due to all the amazing artifacts you’ll see dating back 3,000-4,000 years. This museum has a certain attraction that makes it funny—a shoe. It’s been said that a man named Thomas Baker was eaten by the locals several centuries ago and the only thing left was his shoe. This unusual museum is a great idea if you bring the whole family to Fiji.
21. Visitors who have the unusual experience of sleeping at the Poseidon resort can _________.
A. enjoy the excellent service in the hotel
B. open windows to see sea life swimming
C. see sea life around them in the room
D. only watch videos about sea life
22. Why do adults like to get down into the mud pool?
A. To float on the warm mud
B. To make them strong
C. To play with the warm mud
D. To keep their skin healthy
23. Which of the following things needs more courage and stricter rules?
A. Trying fire walking
B. Visiting the Poseidon resort
C. Getting into the Sabeto Mud Pool
D. Visiting the Fiji museum
24.What does the passage mainly talk about?
A. How to travel.
B. Introducing some interesting places for fun.
C. How to choose the places of interest.
D. Why people love to visit the places.
Lita Cabellut is one of Spain’s most successful artists. Her paintings now sell for more than $100,000, but she spent her early years living on the streets.
Cabellut was born in 1961. While she was a baby, she was left with her grandmother by her parents. In fact, she spent most of her time out with other homeless children on the streets.
She didn’t go to school and it never crossed her mind that one day she would become an artist. So what changed Cabellut’s life so greatly?
Cabel lut’s grandmother died when she was about 10 years old. And she lived in an orphanage(孤儿院) before being adopted by a family at the age of 12. They took her to museums and introduced her to art. One painting by Goya, a famous Spanish painter, made a deep impression on her. She even tried to copy one of Goya’s other paintings. The result was not very good, but her adopted family encouraged her to keep painting.
And for the first time in her life, she also started going to school. She says, “It’s hard to start learning to read and write when you are 13. I had a lot of private classes at home because I had to learn everything.” She slowly made progress at school and started to listen to t he radio program Voice of Art. After graduating from university, she kept painting.
Today, Cabellut is best known for her portraits (肖像画)，which include not only paintings of famous people such as Charlie Chaplin, but also ordinary people who some might consider ugly.
“I don’t see ugly people,” says Cabellut. “I paint different people. I paint people in whom you need to find the real beauty behind the skin.”
She always says, “People are not buying just paintings---it’s the magic and emotion that is the spirit of art.”
25.We can learn from the text that Cabellut_______.
A. hasn’t succeeded as an artist
B. is more than fifty years old now
C. dreamed of being an artist as a little girl
D. was sent to an orphanage after her birth
26.What happened when Cabellut was about 10 years old?
A. She went to school for the first time.
B. She was adopted by a family.
C. Her grandmother passed away.
D. Her talent for painting was first found.
27.What do Cabellut’s paintings mainly focus on?
A. The appearance of different people.
B. The real beauty behind every person.
C. Famous people in different times.
D. People who are usually considered ugly.
Melbourne(墨尔本) is the second largest city in Australia, and is the capital city of the state of Victoria, always in competition with Sydney in different fields such as sport and economy. Melbourne is located near the Yarra River and for some time was the main city in Australia. It is called the Marvelous Melbourne for its unique environment; it has modern buildings, beautiful beaches and is the most multicultural city in the country. It attaches a lot of importance to sports. That is shown by the city hosting the famous Australian Tennis Open, the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Grand Prix.
Melbourne can be considered the world’s largest city in area, being about 6,110 square kilometers. It has many gardens and parks which occupy a third of the area.
The city was founded in 1835 by John Batman, and its name is in honor of 2nd Viscount Melbourne, William Lamb, during the British occupation of Victoria. After that, Melbou rne began to grow as a city and business centre on the north end of Port Phillip. In 1847 Melbourne wa s declared a city by Queen Victoria.
In 1850, with the gold discovery, Melbourne turned into a major port of Victoria region. The Melbourne’s hustle and bustle was unbelievable then, with ships from all over the world arriving there. In 1854 its population increased by nearly 400%. The city developed quickly and the service industry was introduced, and with all of this Melbourne became a main financial center in Australia.
Because of the gold rush, Melbourne received many migrants（移民）from many parts of the world, especially from Italy, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Vietnam. All of this contributed to making Melbourne a very special and varied city, and this mixture can also be seen in its restaurants, architecture and festivals.
28. Melbourne is called the Marvelous Melbourne because of ___________.
A. its large population B. its wonderful sports
C. its special his history D. its unique environment
29. When was Melbourne declared a city?
A. In 1835. B. In 1847. C. In 1850. D. In 1854.
30. What do the underlined words “hustle and bustle” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
A. Status. B. Success. C. Being busy. D. Being popular.
31. What brought many migrants to Melbourne?
A. Melbourne’s cultural diversity.
B. The British occupation of Victoria.
C. The service industry.
D. The gold rush.
It is generally accepted these days that reading a book will help you relieve stress. And it may actually make you a more thoughtful person as you learn to connect with the various characters. But there’s more. A new study discovered that reading more than 3.5 hours per week actually increased a person’s lifespan（寿命）by 23 percent---about 12 years for the people involved in the study.
The study was led by a group of researchers at Yale University. It looked at 3,635 people, both men and women but all older than 50. The researchers divided them into three categories: those who didn’t read books; those who read up to 3.5 hours a week; those who read more than 3.5 hours a week.
After the researchers adjusted for factors like education, health and income, the data showed that, on average, those who read about 3.5 hours a week were 17 percent less likely to die.
In addition, the study examined people who read newspapers and magazines and found that they were 11 percent less likely to die than non-readers, but only if they spent more than seven hours reading each week. That may be due to the different forms of these items. When people read newspapers or magazines, they tend to skim the material rather than read it fully. Avni Bavishi, the study’s leader, said, “We believe people need to know, learn and understand more things when they are reading books, because
They’re longer and there are more characters, more plots to follow, and more connections to make.”
From all of this, the authors concluded that, as with a healthy diet and exercise, books appear to promote a “significant survival advantage.”
Clearly, there is a need for more study. We’re certain that book lovers all around the world will be glad to provide the data needed to make further conclusions.
32. What can we learn from the first paragraph?
A. A few people think that reading can help them relax.
B. Reading can make a person more sensitive.
C. Reading can help a person to live a longer life.
D. Most people think that reading can help them to live a better life.
33. What can we learn about the people in the study from the text?
A. All of them were older than fifty.
B. Most of them were women readers.
C. More than half of them were college students.
D. They were divided into four groups by the researchers.
34. Generally speaking, those who read newspapers and magazines______ than those who read books.
A. live longer
B. are more likely to be positive
C. have a better ability to understand
D. get fewer benefits in terms of the lifespan
35. In the last paragraph, the writer aims to_________.
A. tell readers about the importance of reading
B. tell readers that the study needs more data
C. call on book lovers to provide more data for the study
D. encourage readers to make further conclusions by themselves
Having met someone interesting, you may want to learn more about that person. 36._______ However, it will be easy to do with some careful plans.
37.________ If you show the person who you are, he or she can easily expose himself or herself to you. You can also learn about the interests of the person by displaying yours.
Pay attention to the person’s reactions to different incidents. 38.______Every day you have many chances to see what the person does when different things happen. This will help you to see through the person.
Pay attention to the person’s body language. Observe if the person is facing you or looking at you frequently. 39.________
Ask personal but not too deep questions. Be sure to make it natural; otherwise, it won’t make the person willing to continue the conversation.
40.______ There is a saying that “birds of a feather flock（聚集）together”, and it is often true. Spending time with these friends may help you to really learn more about the person.
A. Show the person who you are.
B. Don’t ask any private questions.
C. Show your kindness to the person first.
D. Finally, hang out with the person’s close friends.
E. Without any guidance, you may not know how to do it.
F. If the gestures seem nervous, they might mean something bad.
G. Getting to know someone better is more than just knowing what the person says.
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分45分）
Like many families in Sanyati, a small countryside town in western Zimbabwe（津巴布韦）, Johnson’s family does not have a television. One day after school, Johnson arrived home and 41.______ something unusual in the house. At first, he 42.______ his father had bought a television, but when his mother said it was a computer, he was 43.______.
It’s not that Johnson didn’t like the 44.______; he just didn’t know how to use it. Johnson and his father didn’t even know how to turn it on. "Nobody in our neighborhood knew how to 45.______ a computer," Johnson said.
But things 46._____ when Nikon, a young family friend, came from a big city to visit. Nikon knew all about computers.
“At first, I was always 47.______ the wrong button,” Johnson recalled. “But I kept on going 48.______I was eager to learn.” After three weeks, Johnson had mastered some computer 49._______, such as opening and closing files.
Johnson kept on practicing after Nikon 50.______. His speed slowly improved. Soon, Johnson felt 51.______ with the computer. Meanwhile, Johnson’s friends 52._____ what had happened to him. He no longer played soccer after school like he used to. Johnson’s friends 53.______. Were Johnson’s parents 54._____him from playing with them? Did he have new friends?
One day, three of Johnson’s friends surprised him at home. They couldn’t 55.______ what they saw — a computer, and Johnson was operating it. After that, Johnson began to teach them how to use the computer.
It wasn’t long before the neighborhood kids wanted to learn, too! The computer began to experience 56._____ because the kids were pressing too many buttons. So he 57.______a plan. He began charging for lessons. But this did not stop more kids from coming. Those whose parents did not have money 58._______with chickens or goats.
Johnson has taught computer skills to 30 students from his local school. With the money earned from 59.______, Johnson has bought a television and a radio for his 60._______. And he plans to buy a new computer and keep on teaching.
41.A. realized B. noticed C. received D. achieved
42.A. felt B. found C. thought D. decided
43.A. disappointed B. interested C. satisfied D. excited
44.A. television B. radio C. telephone D. computer
45.A. operate B. repair C. manage D. control
46.A. finished B. ended C. changed D. corrected
47.A. editing B. pressing C. pulling D. putting
48.A. but B. and C. because D. so
49.A. systems B. files C. languages D. basics
50.A. left B. returned C. arrived D. disappeared
51.A. confused B. comfortable C. valuable D. considerable
52.A. remembered B. discussed C. suspected D. wondered
53.A. screamed B. hoped C. worried D. laughed
54.A. preventing B. escaping C. protecting D. separating
55.A. understand B. admit C. prove D. believe
56.A. challenges B. problems C. tasks D. chances
57.A. kept up with B. put up with C. came up with D. caught up with
58.A. paid B. greeted C. filled D. played
59.A. working B. begging C. teaching D. competing
60.A. friend B. neighbor C. student D. family
Today I went to a conference, 61.______ two students had a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of the Inte rnet.
The first speaker talked about the positive 62._______(effect) of the Internet on our lives. The first is its value for people who 63._______(look) for information. For example, with the touch of a button 64.______ the click of a mouse, a student will find abundant information at his or her command. The second is our ability 65.______ (relate) to others through the Internet and it is especially important for disabled people 66.______ can’t leave their homes.
The 67._____ (two) speaker talked about the negative effects of the Internet on our lives. For example, some experts think that the outcome of spending too much time on the Internet is difficulty in 68._____________(form) social bonds. They were also quite explicit about how heavy Internet users spend 69.______(much) time with their Internet friends than their real-life friends from school and work.
Both sides presented lots of statistics to support their arguments. My own judgment is that though the Internet is 70._______(benefit), we should use our intelligence and not be a slave to it!
During the winter holiday I took part a special winter camp with my classmates.
There we made some new friend. They were senior students from Canvey Island, a
small island in the River Thames, where is to the east of London. As hosts, we
showed them around many places of interest in Beijing, such as the Palace Museum,
the Great Wall or the Summer Palace. We also told them about the changes that had
been taken place in Beijing. They said Beijing was quite different from that they had
heard. It was very beautiful and most Chinese people was very friendly. Meanwhile,
we improved their spoken English when communicate with them. I think the winter
camp was wonderfully and unforgettable.
I’m glad to have received your letter.
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I’m glad to have received your letter.
From your letter, I learnt that your eyesight has decreased recently. It’s my pleasure to give you some suggestions on how to protect your eyes.
First of all, you should have a proper reading posture. Don’t read in bed, as it can do great harm to your eyes. Meanwhile, there should be plenty of light while you are reading. Besides, avoid watching TV, playing computer games or mobile phones
for a long time. What’s more, it’s important for you to do eye exercises twice a day and get a good sleep at night. Doing outdoor activities and looking out of the window to enjoy green trees and grass during break times are also good ways to make your eyes relaxed.
If you follow my suggestions above, your eyesight will be sure to improve gradually. I’m looking forward to receiving good news from you!