1. What day is it today?
A. Saturday. B. Sunday. C. Monday.
2. What does the man think the woman should do?
A. Find a ride into the city. B. Buy other food online. C. Get the food delivered.
3. What does the woman think of the tickets?
A. They are expensive. B. They are a good value. C. They will be hard to get.
4. What do we know about Laura?
A. She wasn't invited to the party. B. She treats her children badly. C. She isn't strict enough.
5. Why doesn't the woman look like her sister?
A. The woman is adopted. B. Her sister is adopted. C. They are half-sisters.
6. Why did the man prepare dinner?
A. The woman has been very busy.
B. The woman made dinner yesterday.
C. He always makes dinner.
7. What will the speakers have tonight?
A. Italian noodles. B. Fish. C. Pizza.
8. What's the first bad habit the woman wants to break?
A. Smoking. B. Texting and driving. C. Drunk driving.
9. Why won't the woman take the man’s advice about her nails?
A. It is too disgusting. B. It wouldn't work for anyone. C. It wouldn't work for her.
10. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. They are co-workers.
B. They are good friends.
C. They are in a romantic relationship.
11. Why doesn't the woman want to go to brunch?
A. She prefers to go out at night.
B. She has to be at work.
C. She will be tired from working.
12. How does the woman feel about the man's friends?
A. They don't appreciate what she does.
B. They are very kind to her.
C. She is indifferent to them.
13. Why has the woman missed classes?
A. She has been sick.
B. She has been working.
C. She has been taking care of her sister.
14. What is the man's attitude toward the woman?
A. Understanding. B. Emotional. C. Indifferent.
15. What does the man suggest to the woman at last?
A. Applying for more loans.
B. Visiting the principal's office.
C. Choosing between school and work.
16. What will the woman probably do next?
A. Continue taking classes.
B. Look for a better job.
C. Get a form for her personal absence.
17. Who is the intended audience for this announcement?
A. Applicants to the student health center.
B. Workers who want to go back to school.
C. Students at the Westlake Community College.
18. When will most classes be full according to the speaker?
A. After one week. B. After three days. C. After one month.
19. What do we know about the student health center fee?
A. It costs 40 dollars.
B. It must be paid by all students.
C. It is based on income and family situation.
20.What is true about registering by phone?
A. Classes fill up quicker.
B. It takes longer than registering online.
C. You don't need a student identification number.
Phillip Island Penguins
The Little Penguin has called Phillip Island home for untold generations. Get to Phillip Island in plenty of time to watch a summer sunset at Summerland Beach－the stage is attractively set to see the Little Penguin leave water and step onto land.
•Leave Melbourne at 5:30 pm. for a direct journey to Phillip Island
•See the Gippsland area－Guinness Book of Records place for the world’s longest earthworm
•Journey along the coastal highway around the Bay with French Island and Churchill Island in the distance
•Cross the bridge at San Remo to enter Phillip Island－natural home for Little Penguins and many animals
•Take your place in special viewing stands to watch the daily evening performance of the wild Little penguins
Ultimate Penguins (+U)
Join a group of up to 15. This guided tour goes to an attractive, quiet beach to see Little Penguins. You can see penguins at night by wearing a special pair of glasses.
Adult $ 60.00 Child $ 30.00
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More personalized wildlife viewing limited to 130 people providing closer viewing of the penguin arrival than the main viewing stands.
Adult $ 25.00 Child $ 12.50
Penguin Skybox (+S)
Join a group of only 5 in the comfort of a special, higher-up viewing tower. Gain an excellent overview of Summerland Beach.
Adult 16 yrs + $ 50.00
21．What kind of people is the text mainly written for?
A．Scientists. B．Students. C．Tourists. D．Artists.
22．What can we learn from the text about Little Penguins?
A．They have been on Phillip Island for years.
B．They keep a Guinness record for their size.
C．They are trained to practice diving for visitors.
D．They live in large groups to protect themselves.
23．How much would a couple with one child pay for a closer viewing tour?
A．$ 37.50. B．$ 62.50. C．$ 180.00. D．$ 150.00.
The Come-back Coffeehouse
The sign in the window read "Carl's Coffee Shoppe," spelled the old-fashioned way. Hallie shook her head and wondered how many times she had suggested an alternative. She entered the shop and saw only one person.
"I could help with the books, Dad"，Hallie offered, "There's not much you could do." Her father signed. "How about if you clean the counters instead?" His statement m ade her feel like a little girl instead of a senior in high school. Hallie sprayed some cleanser and ran a cloth over the worn countertops. After she had washed a few of the old eggshell-colored cups, she began her homework. At closing time, Hallie's parents sat beside her. "You know the shop has not been profitable lately," Mr. Rhodes began. "We need to decide if it is even worth keeping it open." "We're going to visit Uncle Harold over spring vacation." Mrs. Rhodes continued. "He can look over the books and tell us what our options are. You and Aunt Tess will run the shop for the week."
By spring vacation Hallie was ready for an adventure. Hllie's parents gave some instructions, and said good-bye. Hallie stared absently out the window at the passersby: young people on their way to work, and kids on their school vacation. They were not the same people that her grandpa Carl had served. Suddenly Hallie had an idea. She confided in Aunt Tess, who approved. The two eagerly set to work. At the end of the week, Hallie was coming out from the kitchen when she saw her parents standing in the shop, confused. She smiled as her parents stared at the teens around the counter and the young families seated at the tables.
"Welcome back!" Hallie swept her arms to present the restaurant's cheerful new decoration. Bright, attractive coverings spread over the tables, and modern posters hung on the walls, while, colorful mismatched dishes contributed to the pleasant atmosphere."I brought board games from home," Hallie added excitedly, "and the bookstore down the street donated the posters. When we talked to our friends about what we were doing, they were happy to give us some dishes." Hallie held her breath as she waited for her parents' reaction.
"Everyone certainly seems to like the changes," noted Mrs. Rhodes.
"Speaking of changes," Mr. Rhodes said, "I see our name has changed, too."
"Do you mind? I changed our name to 'Come-Back Coffeehouse' to make the shop sound welcoming, as in 'Please come back again'..."
A smile spread across her father's face. “The new name is fitting.” Thanks to you, this place certainly has made a comeback!"
24. What can we infer from the first two paragraphs?
A. Hallie trusted Aunt Tess very much.
B. Hallie took charge of the books for her parents.
C. Hallie's parents didn't take her opinions seriously.
D. Hallie's parents didn't count on the shop for a living.
25. What do we learn about "Carl's Coffee Shoppe"?
A. It is behind the times. B. It has regular customers.
C. It is located on a quiet street. D. It follows family traditions well.
26. What did Hallie do after her parents left?
A. She advertised for the shop.
B. She made the shop more attractive.
C. She invited her friends to the shop.
D. She turned the shop into an activity center.
27. What kind of girl is Hallie?
A. Smart and helpful. B. Modest and out-going.
C. Optimistic and generous. D. Faithful and hardworking.
The death of languages is not a new phenomenon . Languages usually have a relatively short life span as well as a very high death rate. Only a few, including Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, Latin, have lasted more than 2,000 years.
What is new, however, is the speed at which they are dying out. Europe’s colonial conquests caused a sharp decline in linguistic diversity, eliminating at lea st 15 percent of all languages spoken at the time. Over the last 300 years, Europe has lost a dozen, and Australia has only 20 left of the 250 spoken at t he end of the 18th century.
The rise of nation-states has also been decisive in selecting and consolidating national languages and sidelining others. By making great efforts to establish an official language in education, the media and the civil service, national governments have deliberately tried to eliminate minority languages.
This process of linguistic standardization has been boosted by industrialization and scientific progress, which have imposed new methods of communication that are swift, straightforward and practical. Language diversity came to be seen as an obstacle to trade and the spread of knowledge. Monolingualism became an ideal.
More recently, the internationalization of financial markets, the spread of information by electronic media and other aspects of globalization have intensified the threat to “small” languages. A language not on the Internet is a language that “no longer exists” in the modern world. It is out of the game.
The serious effects of the death of languages are evident. First of all, it is possible that if we all ended up speaking the same language, our brains would lose some of their natural capacity for linguistic inventiveness. We would never be able to figure out the origins of human language or resolve the mystery of “the first language”. As each language dies, a chapter of human history closes.
Multilingualism is the most accurate reflection of multiculturalism. The destruction of the first will inevitably lead to the loss of the second. Imposing a language without any links to a people’s culture and way of life stifles the expression of their collective genius. A language is not only used for the main instrument of human communication. It also expresses the world vision of those who speak it, their ways of using knowledge. To safeguard languages is an urgent matter.
28. Which of the following does not contribute to the death of languages?
A. Colonial conquests of Europe
B. The boom of human population
C. Advances in science and industrialization
D. The rise of nation-states
29. The underlined word “ stifles” in the last paragraph probably means “_____”.
A. boosts B. fuels C. imposes D. kills
30. The serious effects of the death of languages include all except that_______.
A. People would fail to understand how languages originated
B. Language diversity would become an obstacle to globalization
C. Monolingualism would lead to the loss of multiculturalism
D. Human brains would become less creative linguistically
31. What is the author’s purpose of writing t his passage?
A. To explain the reasons why languages are dying out.
B. To warn people of the negative aspects of globalization.
C. To call people’s attention to the urgency of language preservation.
D. To argue how important it is for people to speak more languages.
One in 20 people have been reprimanded (训斥) at work for sending an ill-advised email, according to a survey.
Inappropriate jokes, angry messages sent in the heat of the moment, and scathing email replies forwarded to the wrong people are among some of the email gaffes that have landed office workers in hot water with their employers or clients.
One in five of those questioned said they had sent an inappropriate email in the heat of the moment, while almost a third said they had accidentally hit “reply all” instead of “reply”.
More than one in 10 of the 2,000 people surveyed admitted they had mistakenly sent an email criticizing a colleague to the person they were insulting.
According to the research, carried out to mark the DVD release of Going Postal, the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel, men were more likely to make an email gaffe than women, with 28 per cent admitting to sending a n ill-judged message, compared to 17 p er cent of women.
There have been a number of well-documented email gaffes. Last year, a worker at Deloitte had to resign after emailing colleagues asking them to name the best-looking man in the office, while in 2000, nine members of the Financial Services Authority were suspended after forwarding copies of explicit emails.
32. Which takes up the highest percentage of the mistaken-sending?
A. Sending an unwise email.
B. Sending to a wrong person.
C. Sending an unsuitable email.
D. Sending to all instead of a particular one.
33. Compared with women, men, in dealing with emails, are .
A. more careless B. more conscious
C. more unreasonable D. more critical
34. The underlined word “well-documented” in the last paragraph probably means “ ”.
A. causing preventable problems
B. being copied without exception
C. having been frequently recorded
D. existing unexpectedly in people’s daily life
35. What may be the best title for the text?
A. Think before you send
B. Reduce email mistakes
C. Be aware of the result of a survey
D. Make good use of modern technology
May the first is an important date in the college admission process in the United States. This is the last day for high school seniors to accept or reject offers of admission in the fall. But according to a recent report, there is a great change. Acceptance rates at the top colleges this year were lower than ever. 36
These days, college applicants are applying to more colleges because online and common applications make the process easier. 37 On the other hand, deciding students for top colleges to accept can be difficult because it takes much time. Students may not like being put on waiting lists. Also, common colleges work more to get the students they accept to accept them. Some colleges hold visiting days that offer a chance to attend classes and stay overnight. Some universities send gifts. 38
For many families, the most important thing colleges can do is to show them the money, and especially this year; the weak economy makes parents nervous. 39 The recent problems that spread from the housing market to credit markets have even affected student’s loans. So lately, top schools have to spare lots of money to increase their financial aid for students.
40 The Education Department expects the number of high school graduates to start to go down. This will happen as the last of the children of the baby boom generation finish high schools. The number is not expected to start rising again until 2015.
A. Besides, top colleges are facing changes in the populati on.
B. What contributes to it?
C. But a mistake can be costly if it happens.
D. But top colleges ignore them.
E. They have international students who know English.
F. It can mean several acceptances to choose from.
G. They cannot afford college as planned.
“Stop that man!” Vernon shouted. “He has a bomb!” Everywhere, passengers were 41 their feet and screaming. Guerrero stopped with his 42 to the toilets. “ 43 away from me!” he shouted.
“Guerrero, listen to me!” Vernon 44 him over the heads of the others. There was a silence as Guerrero 45 back at him.
“We know who you are,” Vernon went on. “And we know 46 you' re trying to do. We know all about the insurance and the bomb. That 47 that the insurance is no 48 . Do you understand? It's worth nothing. If you die you'll die for nothing and your family will get nothing. 49 than that, they'll be blamed and made to 50 . Think of that, Guerrero.”
Guerrero hesitated. Vernon kept talking and hoped that Guerrero would 51 him.
A man came out of one of the 52 behind Guerrero. At the 53 of the door opening, he 54 .
“Get the guy with the case! He's got a bomb. ” Somebody shouted.
Guerrero 55 past the man and ran into the toilet. He had not really understood 56 that had happened in the last few minutes, but he understood that, 57 so many things in his life, his great plan had 58 . His life had been a failure, and now his 59 would be a failure too.
As he pulled the string(导火索), he wondered 60_whether the bomb would be another failure. In the last second of his life he learned that it was not.
41. A. running over B. jumping over C. running to D. jumping to
42. A. back B. body C. side D. face
43. A. Walk B. Take C. Stay D. Put
44. A. cried out B. called to C. shouted at D. spoke against
45. A. stared B. fought C. talked D. hit
46. A. that B. what C. how D. when
47. A. tells B. explains C. means D. expresses
48. A. harm B. good C. value D. pr ofit
49. A. Sooner B. Better C. Rather D. Worse
50. A. suffer B. worry C. argue D. fight
51. A. hear B. listen to C. see D. look at
52. A. toilets B. kitchens C. seats D. passages
53. A. movement B. sight C. sign D. sound
54. A. hid B. fell C. turned D. rolled
55. A. pushed B. walked C. rushed D. hurried
56. A. everything B. anything C. nothing D. something
57. A. unless B. after C. like D. as
58. A. lost B. broken C. failed D. removed
59. A. power B. life C. plan D. death
60. A, proudly B. bitterly C. excitedly D. curiously
Polar bears are suffering in a 61 (warm) world than ever before.
Polar bears live in environments too cold for most animals. 62 much of the year, they live and hunt on the frozen Arctic sea ice. Nature has prepared 63 for the cold conditions. But nothing has prepared the bears for the danger that 64 (threat) the only home they know.
The polar bears’ world is melting. Studies show that the polar ice has reduced by 9.8% eve ry 10 years 65 1978. Now about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears live in the Arctic. Polar bears depend on the sea ice for their __66 (survive). “The sea ice is more than just this platform that the bears walk over,” says Andrew Derocher , 67 scientist who studies North American polar bear populations. “ 68 it, they can’t exist.”
Some melting and refreezing of the polar ice is natural. 69 in a warmer world, these cycles speed up, and bears have less time to hunt. Normally, they have three months in the spring when they gain more weight. The extra fat is used later, 70 the bears are not actively hunting.
In autumn of 1935,when I was a young man, I was traveling in the north of Indian. One
evening, after hunt in the f orest all day, I was returning to the place that I had put up my tent. It
was getting dark, but I was walking along a road. Suddenly I saw two eye glaring at me from
among the trees. What can I do? Sh ould I jump into the river to save my life? Then I looked at the
right. In the river there had a big crocodile waiting to welcome me with its mouth was wide
参考词汇：成人仪式coming-of-age ceremony; 礼堂auditorium
I would like to invite you to the annual Coming-of-age Ceremony of our school.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
M: The post office should be open today. They only close on Sundays.
W: Oh! Then it's good that I didn't wait until tomorrow to send this letter. (1)
W: I really want to order meatballs from Carf Roma for my party tonight. But I don't want to drive into the city to pick them up.
M: I think they deliver. Why not cheek their website? (2)
M: Do you want a ticket? I can get some for sixty.
dollars if you don't mind cheap seats.
W: Even the cheap seats cost an arm and a leg at this new football stadium! (3)
W: I hope Laura doesn't bring her kids to my party tonight. Last time they came, it ruined the night.
M: I agree. She's .not strict enough with her children. (4)
M: I didn't know Sarah was your sister! You don't look much alike.
W: Of course we don't. She's not my birth sister. My mom and dad brought her home when I was two years old. (5)
W: What's that smell?
M: I'm making dinner. I noticed that you've been really busy at work, so I wanted to do something nice for you. (6)
W: Well, that's great... But I thought we had planned to go out to dinner, I was really looking forward to getting fish at our favorite Mexican place.
M: I know, but we can do that anytime. I made Italian noodles for the first time!
W: Oh...for the first time? Well, you really didn't have to do that... And I actually think it might be burning. I smelled it from outside the apartment.
M: Oh, no! That's terrible. I guess we will have to get fish after all. (7)
W: Well, I can't say I'm sad about that. (7)
W: I didn't know you stopped smoking, Michael.
M: Yeah, I stopped about two months ago. I actually took a class on how to break a bad habit.
W: Oh, that sounds like something I need. Can the class help with other bad habits?
M: Sure. What habit are you trying to break?
W: I would like to stop texting and driving(边开车边发短信). (8)
M: That's a very dangerous habit! And it's against the law. You don't need to take a class. You just need to think about the $400 ticket you'll get if a policeman catches you.
W: Yeah, you're right. That's not the only habit I need to break, though. I also bite my nails.
M: I know a solution for that. You can rub garlic on your fingers.
W: No way! I love garlic. That can't help me. (9)
M: Well, you don't seem to like any of my ideas, so you probably should take the class.
Text 8 (第10题为推断题)
M: Hey, I'm sorry, but I have some bad news... We have to change our plans for tonight.
W: What do you mean? We're not meeting your friends for dinner anymore?
M: No. Some of them had to cancel at the last minute. We all decided it would be better to meet another time.
W: Well, that's frustrating. I changed my work hours in order to have dinner with your friends. Now I have to work on Friday night!
M: I'm sorry. How about we all meet for brunch on Saturday morning?
W: What? You mean, when I'm exhausted from working all night? (11)
M: Honey, please don't overreact.
W: I'm not overreacting. This has happened many times. Your friends don't appreciate that I'm trying to get to know them. (12) My friends would never do this to you.
M: Yeah, since we've been together, your friends have been great. But please recognize that my friends are also kind to you. Sometimes plans just change. You don't have to take it so personally.
M: Thank you for coming to my office. I haven't seen you in class lately.
W: Yes. I'm sorry, Professor.
M: Do you have an explanation?
W: Well, in addition to being a student, I work 30 hours a week. I help my sister pay her school fees, as well as my own. (13)
M: It sounds like you are busy.
W: Yes. And this semester, my boss gave me hours that conflict with my classes.
M: I'm sorry to hear your schedule is so full. It must be hard to have to support your sister financially. (14) Unfortunately, this does not excuse you.
W: I understand, sir.
M: Have you asked the financial aid office for more loans?
W: Yes, but I can't take out any more.
M: Well, you have to decide if you are ready to be a student. If you need to take time off to work, then yon should do that. (15) Right now, you are not helping your family by failing your classes.
W: I know.
M: Ms. Smith, your grades were high in your first two years. It's important to keep them that way, so one day you can have a career that makes you happy and helps you support your family. But for now, I'd recommend getting a personal leave of absence form. If you need a signature on it, I can give you one. (16)
W: Thank you for your advice, sir. I guess that would be best. (16)
Attention, students, registration for fall semester classes is now open! Whether you plan to prepare for a career or transfer to a four-year university, Westlake Community College is the perfect place to start. (17) Last year, we enrolled over 5000 students—an all-time high for our college! This semester, we are expecting even more. While this is fantastic news for our community, it also means that classes will fill up quickly. Don't count on being able to register late, even if you have in the past. Most classes will be full after one week. (18)
New students to the college must fill out a registration form. You can get this at the registration office or online. Once you have filled it out, you must turn it in at the registration office. Bring your ID and 30 dollars for the student health center fee. Unfortunately, this fee must be paid by all students, even those who qualify for financial aid. (19) Scholarships are available to certain students based on income and family situation. Please visit the financial aid office if you have questions. To enroll in classes now, you can go online using your student identification number. Registration is also possible by phone, but you may have to wait longer than if you use the online system. (20)
We are excited to see you this fall! Reserve your spot in one of our classes today!
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I would like to invite you to the annual Coming –of –age Ceremony of our school. As you know, it’s very important for us because from that moment on we are no longer children but adults, which means we should have a sense of duty for ou r society. Therefore, we will treasure the moment forever.
As scheduled, the ceremony, which is to take place in the school auditorium, will start at 9:00am on March 12. And it will last for two hours. And we will make an oath together, show our thanks to our parents, and put on wonderful performances, singing and dancing during the ceremony.
All the students in Senior 3, accompanied with their parents and their teachers will be present.
I am looking forward with great pleasure to seeing you. We do hope you can come.