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1. What does the woman decide to do?
A. Stay at home. B. Go fishing. C. Hang out with her friends.
2. What’s wrong with the man?
A. He is sad. B. He is tired. C. He got sand in his eye.
3. How does the man manage to dress so well all the time?
A. By watching TV.
B. By surfing the Internet.
C. By reading fashion magazines.
4. What will the boy do?
A. Read a book. B. Do some cleaning. C. Play the video game.
5. What does the man suggest they do?
A. Keep it a secret.
B. Report it to the board of directors.
C. Let the news reporter know it.
6. What probably are the speakers going to do soon?
A. Sing some songs. B. Do some exercise. C. Watch a movie.
7. What do we know about the woman?
A. She always supports her words with actions.
B. She is unfit.
C. She doesn’t like the man.
8.What probably is the woman’s job?
A. A waitress. B. A hostess. C. A teacher.
9. Why can the man get the coffee for free?
A. He knows the coffee shop owner well.
B. He owns the coffee shop.
C. His friend works here.
10. When does the conversation happen?
A. In the morning. B. At noon. C. In the evening.
11. What does the man need a new suit for?
A. A business meeting. B. A birthday party. C. A wedding.
12. How much does the grey suit cost?
A. ￡500. B. ￡1,500. C.￡2,500.
13. What did the man do in his holiday?
A. He enjoyed the sunshine at the beach.
B. He stayed at home watching TV.
C. He worked out in the gym.
14. What’s the advantage of going back with the car?
A. It’s less stressful. B. It’s easy to explore the coast. C. It’s time saving.
15. Where did the woman live probably?
A. In Long Beach. B. In London. C. In Seattle.
16. How long did it take the woman to return?
A. 1.5 hours B. 3 hours C. 5 hours.
17. What kind of routes should be chosen?
A. Routes with lots of tree cover.
B. Routes with lots of people.
C. Routes with lot of rivers nearby.
18. What’s the best time to hike in summer probably?
A. In the early morning.
B. Between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
C. Around the sunset.
19. What kind of clothing should be avoided when hiking in summer?
A. Shorts. B. Pants. C. Jeans.
20. What is recommended besides water?
A. Milk. B. Sports drink. C. Fruit juice.
Before you know it, the sound of sleigh(雪橇) bells will be heard on your rooftop. If you love the holidays but hate the cold, why not wear your coat and wool gloves this year and celebrate a warm Christmas?
Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort is a small town with a huge heart and is located in heart of the Lowcountry. It is close to Savannah and Charleston, and a short drive to the beaches of Hilton Head Island. Its location is great for visiting the larger cities and enjoying the sights and sounds of a small town. December temperatures average in the low 60s.
Enjoy everything in Orlando without the huge crowds of summer. Theme parks have special attractions this time of year, such as “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas”, but be aware that some of the special attractions require a separate ticket. Orlando temperatures average around 72 degrees in December.
San Francisco, California
The City by the Bay comes alive in December as it transforms into a wonderland of lights. Stay near Union Square so you are close to all the activities and can easily get around via the historic cable cars. San Francisco’s December temperatures average in the high 50s.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Celebrate Christmas season in the Big Easy. The Oaks, visited by over 122,000 people last year, has one of the most beautiful Christmas exhibitions in the country. Many hotels in the area offer Papa Noel specials, making this a very affordable holiday destination. December temperatures average in the 60s.
21. You can easily travel through San Francisco by .
A. bike B. taxi C. cable car D. bus
22. Spending the Christmas in New Orleans, you can .
A. enjoy a wonderland of lights B. avoid the huge crowds
C. visit various theme parks D. enjoy Papa Noel specials
23. What’s the purpose of writing this passage?
A. To describe different celebrations during the Christmas.
B. To introduce four places to spend a warm Christmas.
C. To introduce four places’ special Christmas traditions.
D. To attract readers to spend Christmas there.
Doing their best to clean up their reputation—vultures(秃鹫)equipped with cameras have become the main heroes of a creative social media campaign aimed at raising awareness about illegal rubbish dumps in Lima.
Besides its four official landfill sites(垃圾填埋场), the Peruvian capital has a lot of illegal dumps, where an estimated 20 percent of its trash ends up as an open-air environmental and health danger. “We have ten vultures equipped with a GPS. We also have a bigger group of vultures, just over 20, that are only equipped with a wing tag. In all, the project is designed to last two years,” explains vulture trainer Alfredo Correa. The vultures are the perfect bird to take on such a task. No preparation was needed: the birds naturally fly together to the landfill sites to feed. They have been trained to fly back to their keepers after each outing. The video they recorded is then posted online.
A TV and radio campaign has been launched to promote the program, which shows the birds as heroes who are helping clean up the city. While the scavengers(食腐动物)are mostly terrified by Lima’s residents, it’s hoped that they might take a different view from now on. “Generally the majority of people have a negative view of the vulture, which is often associated with death and other negative things. People don’t realize that they play a very important role in nature, especially in Lima as they help control a small amount of the large quantity of rubbish we dump,” says Correa. Since the project was launched, other Peruvian cities have reportedly expressed interest in joining.
24. People use vultures equipped with cameras to .
A. record the life of vultures B. help people get rid of trash
C. improve awareness about illegal dumps D. find the GPS
25. What is the advantage of using vultures to take on the task?
A. They don’t need preparations. B. They have no enemy in the open air.
C. They can find some illegal dumps quickly. D. There are so many vultures in the wild.
26. Usually, people dislike the vultures, because .
A. vultures have something to do with accidents
B. vultures are linked with death
C. vultures are associated with hunger
D. vultures are the symbol of money
27. What can we infer from the last sentence of this passage?
A. No other city will use vultures.
B. There will be no illegal trash dump in Peru.
C. Vultures will be used in other cities of Peru.
D. Peruvian villages have no interest in using vultures.
Did you know that the Navy trained dolphins to find mines(地雷) which often blow up? Apparently, it was a cost effective method; now, the Navy are preparing to replace the dolphins with robots, not because they were doing a bad job or because they want to do a more human job, but because, guess what? Robots are more cost effective.
Not particularly known for being humans, they’re also not planning to release or retire the dolphins, but they’re considering what other jobs they could be assigned to —probably some just as dangerous.
“Everyone is familiar with security patrol dogs. You may even know that because of their exceptionally keen sense of smell, dogs like beagles are also used to detect drugs and bombs, or land mines. But a dog would not be effective in finding a sea mine,” reads the Navy’s site. “But just as the dog’s keen sense of smell makes it ideal for detecting land nines, the U.S. Navy has found that the biological sonar(声呐) of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them uniquely effective at locating sea mines so they can be avoided or removed.”
The Navy will now equip underwater robots which will do the same job at a bigger distance, without needing constant rest and manned monitor. I, for one, hope the dolphins will be given a break and assigned to a safer task.
28. Why will robots take the place of dolphins to find mines?
A. Because dolphins do very bad jobs.
B. Because dolphins are endangered animals.
C. Because scientists want to be friendly to dolphins.
D. Because using robots is cheaper.
29. Dogs can be used to detect drugs due to .
A. e xcellent sense of smell B. higher IQ compared with dolphins
C. echolocation D. biological sonar
30. The underlined word “they” in Paragraph 3 refers to .
A. security patrol dogs B. dolphins
C. sea mines D. the US Navy
31.What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Robots are going to take the place of dolphins to find mines.
B. Dolphins are good at finding mines.
C. Robots are welcome by humans because of their efficiency.
D. Compared to security patrol dogs, dolphins do well in finding sea mines.
When I entered high school, I was very slim and short. Though I had always been cute, my height was an issue. My parents were considering growth hormones(荷尔蒙).
That summer, I tolerated some of the worst pains I have ever felt, worse than any broken bone I had experienced. Yet I did not mind these constant pains, recognizing it as growing pains. Upon some research, I discovered that there is no medical term for growing pains, because there is no proof of a relation between growth and pain, and that these pains generally do not occur in children of over eleven or twelve. As a teenager of 15 at the time, I conclude that there is a very real relation between growth and pain, and that the only treatment doctors prescribed for this medical mystery is Aspirin, and that my body decided to be incredibly lazy for nearly 5 years.
Now my particular growth patterns could not keep my own mother interested. However, the ideas people have kept of me are in fact worth noticing. To the majority of my high-school colleagues I am still the little kid I was when I walked into the school on my first day; however, my perceptions of them vary little from their first day at school. I am still often made to sit in the middle seat of a car, while my shorter, lighter friends sit on the outside because everybody assumes it will make sense.
Having a fairly mild character, my friends’ inability to see the person I’ve grown into does not bother me. Instead, I just wonder what will happen next year at college, with a fresh slate. I know what it is like not to be short, but I have yet to experience the feelings associated with my new figure. Perhaps next year, I will be defined by my memory for random events and numbers, my taste in music, or even my love for Japanese food. Almost anything would be a step up.
32. What was the author worried about at high school?
A. Her stud y. B. Her slimness.
C. Her relationship. D. Her height problem.
33. What does the second paragraph mainly tell us?
A. The author’s growing pains. B. The author’s experience of being treated.
C. The author’s feeling to her school. D. The relation between growth and pain.
34. What is the author’s main concern now?
A. Where she will sit. B. How people treat her.
C. When she can grow up. D. What people expect of her.
35. According to the passage, all of the following can be inferred Except that ＿＿＿．
A. in order to become tall, the author suffered a lot.
B. the author is still slim and short.
C. it matters to the author what she is like in others’ eyes.
D. we can conclude the author is a positive and optimistic person.
Some parents wonder how they can help their children in the performance of education. Richard W. Riley once said, “The American family is the rock on which a solid education can be built. I have seen examples all over this nation where two-parent families, single parents, stepparen ts, grandparents, aunts, a nd uncles are providing strong families support for their children to learn. If families teach the love of learning, it can make all the difference in the world to their children. 36 ”
37 Show your kids how much you value reading by keeping good books, magazines, and newspapers in the house. Let them see you read. Take them on trips to the library and encourage them to get library cards. Let children read to you, and talk about the books. What was the book about? Why did a character act that way? What will he or she do next?
Look for other ways to teach children the magic of language, words, and stories. 38 Point out words to children wherever you go—to the grocery, to the pharmacy, to the gas station. Encourage your children to write notes to grandparents and other relatives.
Use TV wisely
Academic achievement drops sharply for children who watch more than 10 hours of television a week, or an average of more than two hours a day. Parents can limit the amount of viewing and help children select educational programs. 39 This will help children understand how stories are structured.
Studies show that successful students have parents who create and maintain family routines. Make sure your child goes to school every day. Establish a regular time for homework each afternoon or evening, set aside a quiet, well lit place, and encourage children to study. Routines generally include time performing chores, eating meals together, and going to bed at an established time.
A. Be honest with children.
B. Establish a daily family routine.
C. Parents can also watch and discuss shows with their kids.
D. Tell stories to your children about their families and their culture.
E. So here are steps you can take to improve your children’s education.
F. Children who read at home with their parents perform better in school.
G. How ever, not all parents have realized that being with their children is so beneficial.
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It was a cold morning and there was almost nobody walking on the icy road. James, an elderly man, walked with great 41 on the road. As is well—known to us ,aging is something that everybody must 42 . Both his eyesight and 43 failed. Just as he was 44 his steps cautiously, a 45 was approaching by and sent him falling into the ditch(小水坑) by the road. 46 what h ad happened, the driver was scared but he didn’t 47 . On the contrary, he fled away in no time. 48 and overweight James was 49 injured and he couldn’t move a bit. He could only lie there 50 , hoping 51 kind man could aid him. Cold and injured, James gradually lost his 52 .
About 10 minutes later, another car 53 near. When the driver, Steven, saw someone lying in the ditch by the roadside, he 54 stopped and went out of the car. He put one finger in front of James’s nose and 55 the breath, knowing he was still living. He shouldered him up and carried him into his car. Having wrapped a 56 blanket around James, he took off his own coat and covered James. After that he 57 for the nearby hospital. Because of the warmth of the blanket and Steven’s coat, James slowly 58 . Knowing it was the young man who had saved him, he erupted into tears ,saying “Thank you, kind boy! 59 you I would have died! ”
60 for Steven it is a small case, we should always remember these who have helped us when we are in great need.
41. A. care B. patience C. force D. strength
42. A. fight B. think C. learn D. experience
43. A. sense B. ability C. hearing D. appearance
44. A. noticing B. minding C. seeing D. witnessing
45 . A. man B. car C. horse D. train
46. A. Frightening B. Feeling C. Conducting D. Observin g
47. A. pick up B. pull over C. go over D. cut down
48. A. Poor B. Sad C. Strong D. Frightened
49. A. greatly B. badly C. slightly D. sharply
50. A. quiet B. still C. calm D. safe
51. A. every B. other C. some D. another
52. A. consciousness B. life C. way D. concept
53. A. pulled B. pushed C. dragged D. drew
54. A. immediately B. unwillingly C. bravely D. suddenly
55. A. touched B. felt C. smelt D. confirmed
56. A. warm B. beautiful C. cold D. elegant
57. A. set B. ran C. headed D. rowed
58. A. gave back B. got up C. came to D. looked around
59. A. For B. With C. Without D. Besides
60. A. When B. As C. Because D. While
Kenya signed an 61 (agree) with China in 2013 to construct a new standard railway from Nairobi to Mombasa, part of 62 will run through the Tsavo National Park. The section of the railway that passes through the park is being built at a raised level 63 (allow) space for underpasses (地下通道) for the animals.
The Tsavo National Park is home to Kenya’s 64 (large) elephant group, according to non-profit organization the Tsavo Trust. It says there were just over 12,000 elephants in the Tsavo National Park in 2011. Robert O’Brien is Assistant Director of the Tsavo National Park at the Kenya Wildlife Service. He says monitoring the 65 (elephant) movements will help also to reduce conflict 66 humans, which has been 67 key issue in this area. Sospeter Kiambi, an office worker of the Kenya Wildlife Service elephant program, 68 (say) the project is 69 (potential) dangerous for both elephants and people, but he also says that authorities will make full use of this exercise and avoid 70 (make) silly decisions to damage the relation to wildlife.
In all, projects like this one could help elephants and people live together a little more harmoniously.
For my birthday, my mother bought me model plane, that was so lovely that my best friend, Li Hua, wanted to play with it too. Therefore, he couldn’t handle it and the plane got beyond my control, falling onto the ground and breaking into pieces. Seeing my plane breaking, I felt so angry that I beat him. Tear in his eyes, he ran away saying nothing. From then on, we didn’t play with together and even avoided meeting each other. But after a few days, I felt extreme unhappy without his company. Finally, I couldn’t bear it any more, going to Li Hua and asked him to forgive me. Only then did I realize the importance of forgiving.
Forgiving others’ faults actually bring happiness to ourselves.
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For my birthday, my mother bought me model plane, that was so lovely that my best
friend, Li Hua, wanted to play with it too. Therefore, he couldn’t handle it and the plane
got beyond my control, falling onto the ground and breaking into pieces. Seeing my plane
breaking, I felt so angry that I beat him. Tear in his eyes, he ran away saying nothing.
From then on, we didn’t play with together and even avoided meeting each other. But after a few days, I felt extreme unhappy without his company. Finally, I couldn’t bear it any
more, going to Li Hua and asked him to forgive me. Only then did I realize the importance
Forgiving others’ faults actually bring happiness to ourselves.
I’m glad to recommend to your c ompany my latest household robot.. As you know, with the development of economy, people have to face various pressures. They don’t have enough time to attend to the old people in their families, which has become a prominent social problem. To solve this problem, I invented the household robot, which is designed to take care of old people.
It can cook meals at a fixed time which can be adjusted according to individual needs. It can also accompany old people in having a chat, playing chess, and doing exercise. Moreover, it can deal with emergencies. For example, if an old man falls ill suddenly, the robot will call doctors for help.
I’m sure your company will benefit a lot from it if you own such a robot.
M: What a fine day to go fishing! Will you join us?
W: I think I’ll pass. I want to spent some time alone at home.
W: Jim, are you crying? What’s wrong?
M: Oh, I’m okay, Joan. Just got a grain of sand in my eye.
W: Hayden, how do you manage to dress so well all the time?
M: Oh, I buy this fashion magazine every month. It really helps me keep up-to-date with trends.
W: Terry, you are playing the video game again! How many times have I told you that you need to keep your study tidy at all times?
M: Okay, mum, I’ll clean it now myself. Just don’t move my stuff.
W: Should I report it to the board of directors?
M: We need to keep it just between us. If the newspaper gets to hear about this, our share price will drop.
M: ⑥Rosie, hurry up! Look, here is the karaoke bar.
W: (Breathing heavily) Dean, why is the bar on the top floor? So many stairs. Help me, please.⑦Oh, I’m so unfit. I need to start doing more exercise. I’m going to join the gym tomorrow.
M: Tomorrow? Why don’t you join the gym today?
W: I will join tomorrow, and then I will go every single day. I will, I really will.
M: Rosie, you’ve been saying that for months, but you never actually do it.
W: This time I will. I promise.
M: That’s what you always say.
W: Thanks for the coffee, Rocky!⑧What a good idea to present our talk show from a coffee shop!
M: Yes, Leigh. It’s good to get out of the studio. Anyway, I got the coffee for free here.
W: You don’t pay for it? So why do you get it for free?
M: Er… Contacts.
M: Yeah, people I know. Don’t tell anyone, but⑨ my friend works here and well, when the boss isn’t around, he gives me the coffee for free!
W: (Speaking loudly) He gives it to you for free!
M: Shush! Keep your voice down. If he gets found out, he’ll lose the job!
M: Violet, ⑩it’s great that you’ve come with me during our lunch break to do some shopping. ○11 I need to buy a suit to go to a wedding and I have to look very sm art.
W: And I will make sure of that, Aaron. Everybody says I have good taste.
M: Glad to hear that.
W: Aaron, I love that grey suit in the window!
M: Wow, it looks really smart, actually. It will make me look great.
W: Exactly. Let’s go into the shop. You must try it.
M: Look, Violet. The color suits me well.
W: Definitely. It looks good on you, but a size smaller would fit better. I’m sure everybody in the wedding will think you are a powerful man.
M: Hmm, yes. Oh, wait, Violet. Look at this price tag-○121,500pounds! It really costs an arm and a leg! Let’s just leave this suit here. I’m sure we can find a good suit with a more reasonable price.
W: Good to see you, Joshua. How was your holiday in Sunny Spain?
M: Ah, ○13it was fantastic: the sun, the beach, the sea, the food and the people. It was perfect. How about you, Lucy? Did you manage to get away for the weekend?
W: We had a good start of our weekend at the seaside, but it was just awful on the way back.
M: Oh, dear. What happened?
W: Er, we decided to drive down instead of getting the train.
M: Hmm, good idea. Well, ○14 with the car, you can explore the coast easily, can’t you? But the train can be less stressful.
W: And the return journey was absolutely crazy-○15so many people going back to London after the weekend.
M: So you were caught in a traffic jam?
W: Yeah, we were not moving at all on one stretch of the motor way. ○16A ninety-minute journey in the end took us five hours!
M: Oh, poor, you. It’s so frustrating, isn’t?
W: You bet.
M: For those who like hiking, it’s hard to keep this hobby during summer. Here I’d like to share some tips on how to stay cool when hiking in the hot weather.
Firstly, choose a route according to your fitness. Generally, stick with easier routes and ○17choose routes that have a lot of tree cover, so the sun is not beating down on you directly. If possible, avoid hiking during the hottest hours of the day, which are usually between twelve to four p.m. ○18If you start hiking earlier in the morning, the temperature is a lot cooler. Secondly, wear clothing that is breathable and comfortable. Some people prefer shorts. Some prefer pants. But whatever you prefer, make sure the material keeps you cool and dry. ○19Avoid jeans or clothing that stay wet when you sweat. Bring a towel to wipe away sweat and wear a hat and sun glasses to avoid the sunlight. Bring a change of clothes so that when your hike is over, you can change into something dry. A backpack is always practical to put everything in.
Finally, ○20bring water and sports drink. Water is essential, but if you sweat a lot, water is not sufficient. You need to drink a sports drink to supply minerals and salt lost through sweat. Otherwise, you might feel dizzy.