第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分）
第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5分，满分7.5分）
听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1. What has Paul been doing lately?
A. Writing short stories. B. Writing songs. C. Writing poems.
2. What happened to Patrick this morning?
A. He was hit by a car. B. His dog was dead. C. He was ill in hospital.
3. What does the man probably do now?
A. He’s a waiter. B. He’s an opera singer. C. He’s a student.
4. What does the woman want to do?
A. Buy a coffee maker. B. Make some coffee. C. Learn to make a video.
5. How does the woman probably feel in the end?
A. Anxious. B. Surprised. C. Confused.
第二节：（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5分，满分 22.5 分）
听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6. Where are the speakers?
A. In a bookstore. B. In a church. C. In a library.
7. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Technology. B. Security. C. Books.
8. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In Thailand. B. In Japan. C. In England.
9. According to the man, what is Manchester mostly known for?
A. Its industry. B. Its museums. C. Its music.
10. Why does the man take vitamins?
A. To help with stress. B. To fight illness. C. To have more energy.
11. Which vitamins does the man decide to buy?
A. Vitamin B and Vitamin D. B. Vitamin K and Vitamin B. C. Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
12. How much money will the man spend?
A. $30. B. $18. C. $36.
13. Which month is it now?
A. November. B. January. C. December.
14. What does the man invite the woman to do?
A. Go out to eat at the mall. B. Go shopping with him. C. Have dinner at his house.
15. What does the man’s family like to do?
A. Watch TV. B. Go online. C. Read books.
16. What does the woman suggest the man get for his wife?
A. A romance novel. B. A new computer. C. Some jewelry.
17. What does the speaker do for a living?
A. He plays baseball. B. He sells cars. C. He sells groceries.
18. What does the speaker think of being famous?
A. He hates it. B. He’s annoyed by it. C. He enjoys it.
19. Who pointed at the speaker the other day?
A. A boy. B. A mother. C. A reporter.
20. Who is listening to the speaker right now?
A. Little kids. B. Customers. C. School workers.
第二部分 阅读理解 （共两节，满分40分）
阅读下列短文 ，从每题所给的四个选项 （A 、B 、C 和 D ）中 ，选出最佳选项 ，并在题卡上将该项涂黑。
One of the most exciting and interesting international cities to visit is London, England. Here is a look at four free things to do during a vacation to London.
Visit the Trafalgar Square
Built more than 200 years ago, Trafalgar Square is a popular gathering place for locals and travelers, too. The area is close to good shopping and dining opportunities, and there are usually some sorts of public events or celebrations going on there during most weekends.
Wander Along the Thames
Visitors wanting to see some great architecture, attractions and views should spend an afternoon walking along the River Thames. The best place to start is at the world-famous London Bridge crossing over the river and you can walk all the way to Westminster Bridge a short distance away. Travelers doing this will find themselves passing by a great many historic buildings.
Explore the Local Markets
While purchasing items at any of the open markets in London is not necessarily free, walking through them to view the merchants , their products and the other shoppers is of great fun. Some of the popular open markets in London worth visiting include Spitafields Market, Portobello Road Market and Leadenhall Market.
Visit the British Museum
One of the top museums in the entire United Kingdom can be found in London, and it charges no admission for entry. This museum is so highly regarded that it is not only popular with locals and tourists, it is also seen as a major and valuable scholarly resource.
21. What can we know about the Trafalgar Square?
A. It borders the Thames.
B. From here visitors can easily do some shopping.
C. There are many factories around it.
D. It has a history of over three centuries.
22. What will attract visitors’ attention while they’re walking along the Thames?
A. Famous buildings. B. Local products.
C. Great restaurants. D. Some old trees.
23. We learn from the text that .
A. London Bridge is far from Westminster Bridge
B. Portobello Road Market is located in Manchester
C. visitors should pay some money to enter the British Museum
D. the British Museum is a major and valuable scholarly resource
IT’S always exciting to think about the future and what kind of technology might exist in years to come. But what if that future is closer than you think?
The name Magic Leap is starting to spread across the Internet, and for a good reason. The Magic Leap technology company in the US has been working on something new and exciting, keeping it so secret that even the people working on the project have been hidden from the media. But recently they have started to release more information, and it seems like the future of computing is about to change dramatically.
Magic Leap’s preview shows the possibility of a classroom where you can interact with a miniature 3-D man and watch animals floating in front of your eyes. You could come face to face with fierce creatures like tigers and sharks, and more might be possible very soon.
The company hopes to create new technology that mixes reality and virtual reality computing. This means that the way we interact with computers could change completely, and so could the gaming industry.
Imagine a game in which you can not only look after a dragon on a screen, but also see it walking around your home, feed it and play with it. This is a world where movies will make you jump as things come, flying at you. Rio Caraeff, the company’s chief content officer, said that instead of staring at a phone screen, “the world becomes your screen”.
All of this could be the next step for Magic Leap, and their newly-released video suggests so. The video shows a small elephant floating in the hands of its user, a virtual reality pet that the user can interact with. Exciting to think about, no?
It seems that the excitement has inspired other companies who are lining up to join in on this new project. The technology, called Cinematic Reality, is attracting the attention of large companies like Google, who are already investing large sums of money in the project hoping to see it become a reality.
24．Which of the following is TRUE about the Magic Leap technology company?
A. The company is working on new technology that could improve the future of computing.
B. The company has just discovered a way to mix reality and virtual reality computing.
C. The company keeps updating the media on its progress.
D. The company’s newly released video is about the interaction between a dragon pet and its user.
25. What could a classroom in the future look like, according to Magic Leap?
A. A miniature 3D man could take the place of teachers.
B. The gaming industry could be invited to help students improve their studies.
C. Students could be encouraged to raise a virtual reality pet on campus.
D. Students could interact with virtual reality animals.
26. How could Magic Leap’s technology change the world according to the article?
A. It could discourage people from playing a lot of computer games.
B. It could help people improve their ability to interact with others.
C. It could turn the whole world into an interactive screen for its users.
D. It could make it hard for people to distinguish between virtual reality and reality.
27. What is Google’s attitude toward the technology named “Cinematic Reality”?
A. Worried. B. Negative. C. Optimistic. D. Unconcerned.
Since so much written language we see today comes from a glowing screen, language has begun to change through our interaction with technology. Social media and the Internet have had a rapid and great effect on the English language, and not necessarily for the better. More and more people have found themselves writing in pieces of words and using unclear acronyms(单词首字母) both in written and spoken language.
How many times have you typed “LOL” in response to a humorous message? Referred to someone as your “BFF”? Exclaimed, “OMG!” during a particularly shocking event? Social media has affected the words we use in our everyday life. Abbreviations and acronyms commonly known as “text talk” have made their way into both spoken and written language. These are becoming increasingly popular as people struggle for brief expressions to meet word limits on social media like Weibo and Twitter. In addition, the speed of the Internet means language is changing faster than ever. You no longer have to be published through physical and traditional means to bring word trends to public attention.
Many people believe the overuse of these new terms is a passing trend, and nobody will be using them in just a couple of decades. With the change of language, older terms will surely disappear and fall out of style, and newer and more Internet language will take their place.
But the Oxford English Dictionary thinks the contrary. In 2011, a lot of Internet terms including, “LOL,” “BPB,” “OMD,” and “BFF” were added to the dictionary, making these acronyms official parts of the English language. According to the dictionary writers, these terms aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The words you use in everyday life are a reflection of yourself; this is especially true on the Internet with the lack of interaction in real life. With the Internet and social media rapidly getting popular, soon your words may be all you have left. Make them good ones.
28. Which is the best title for the passage?
A. Social Media and the English Language
B. The Use of New Internet Language
C. The Internet and Social Media
D. The Change of the Internet and English
29. What is one reason for people’s use of acronyms?
A. The decrease of physical and traditional books
B. People’s need for quick response to different messages
C. The lack of people’s interaction with technologies
D. People’s need to meet word limits on social media
30. The “new terms” are considered to be part of a passing trend because_________ .
A. they are not published in a traditional way
B. they are not used as formal language
C. they’ll be replaced by even newer ones
D. they are not supported by dictionary writers
31. The writer of the passage thinks that Internet languages ________.
A. have positive influence B. should be properly used
C. are getting more popular D. are useless for interaction
There was a time when a trip to the supermarket in the United States often ended with a seemingly simple question from the cashier: “Paper or plastic?” Well, which type of bag would you choose?
While all types of bags have some influence on the environment, it has long been supposed that paper bags are kinder. They are made from a renewable source, break down easily, burn without giving off thick smoke and can be recycled. However, the producing process behind paper bags uses more energy than that of plastic ones. How can this be true?
Studies show that paper bag production requires four times as much energy as plastic bag production. And the amount of water used to make them is twenty times higher. Besides, the influence on forests is very serious. It takes about fourteen million trees to produce ten billion paper bags, which happens to be the number of bags used in the United States yearly. In terms of recycling, the idea that paper bags are more environment-friendly than plastic ones can be quickly discarded. Research shows it requires about 98% less energy to recycle plastic than it does paper.
Even though paper bags might be more harmful than plastic ones, plastic still seems to be considered by governments as the more harmful of the two. In Ireland, for example, a tax has been introduced to discourage the use of plastic bags. People have to pay 22 cents for every plastic bag, and as a result, their use has dropped quickly.
There’s no doubt that it makes more sense to reuse these bags. However, we don’t seem to be doing that at present. That may be because they fall apart quickly. If so, cloth bags are a better choice, but still, their production also has a bad influence on the environment. So what to do? How should we answer the question of “Paper or plastic?” It seems that we first need to ask ourselves one more general question: “What can I do to help the environment?”
32. The questions in Paragraph 1 are used to___________.
A. introduce points for discussion
B. tell readers how to save money
C. express the author’s doubts
D. show the kindness of the cashier
33. Compared with plastic bags, paper bags___________.
A. take more time to break down
B. require less energy to recycle
C. need more water to produce
D. have less influence on forests
34. The underlined word “discarded” in Paragraph 3 probably means “______”.
A. shared B. put forward C. discussed D. given up
35. Which question does the author probably hope the cashier will ask?
A. Paper or cloth?
B. A new bag or your own one ?
C. A small bag or big one?
D. Paper or plastic?
Everything is online these days, and its so easy to search online for whatever you want. The Internet is a valuable tool, but it s easy to find yourself disturbed by it. For example, you’re working on an essay, and you need to do some search online. _36_ Before you know it, you’ve spent an hour reading more information than you’ll be able to use. Maybe you notice an attractive title or something else that draws you away from your work. _37_
Addiction to social media is closely related to our general addiction to the Internet. Everyone is always on their phones. _38_ As a result, when I get to work, I don*t have enough attention and energy to put toward the task. If this sounds like you, then your productivity has suffered because of the way you use the Internet.
_39_ So we should learn to live with it. The only way to stop the Internet from occupying all your time and concentration is to disconnect. When you disconnect, you’ll get your attention back and work productively. Thus, when working on a challenging task, keep your phone out of reach. Meanwhile, go into your work with the intention of having greater focus and energy so that you’ll be discouraged from using the Internet. _40_ This pressure will help you get the job done on time.
A. As a result, time disappears but you still don’t finish your work.
B. It will draw your attention to more important matters.
C. I have surely caught myself checking my phone every ten minutes.
D. Besides» you can force yourself to complete your task in the fixed time.
E. On the whole, the Internet can be a help or a block.
F. Your search terms bring back 20 pages of results.
G. The Internet has changed the way our world functions.
A woman professor was giving a lesson to her students on ___41___ management. As she raised a glass of water, everyone in the class ___42__ they would be asked the “half-empty or half-full” question.___43___, that was not the case. With a smile on her face, she asked the students, “How much do you think this glass of water weighs?”
Answers called out ___44__ from eight to twenty ounces (盎司).
She quieted the students down and then replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t ___45___. But it counts how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is OK. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my ___46___. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb. In each case, the ___47___ of the glass of water doesn’t change, but the ___48___ I hold it, the heavier it becomes. Why?”
Lost in ___49_, all the students kept silent and listened to the professor carefully.
“Our stresses and ___50___ in life are like that glass of water. If we ___51___ our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will feel exhausted, even unable to ___52___.”
___53___ you have to do is put all your burdens down, as ___54__ in the evening as possible. Don’t carry them through the evening into the night; by doing this, we can get ___55___ next morning and are ___56___ to move forward.
More often than not, life gets terrible when we ___57___ too much. And the moment you ___58___ your burdens, you’ll find yourself feeling so much more relaxed.
So rather than being upset and feeling ___59___ for yourself, start doing something about it. After all, life is too short to ___60___ yourself to anything that is not making you happy.
41. A. class B. stress C. time D. emotion
42. A. wondered B. argued C. agreed D. expected
43. A. Anyhow B. Meanwhile C. However D. Therefore
44. A. replied B. ranged C. read D. exchanged
45. A. matter B. change C. exist D. increase
46. A. head B. leg C. arm D. stomach
47. A. weight B. position C. shape D. size
48. A. better B. deeper C. further D. longer
49. A. fantasy B. dreams C. thought D. discussion
50. A. doubts B. worries C. surprises D. joys
51. A. cover B. show C. hide D. carry
52. A. carry on B. work out C. pick up D. break off
53. A. Something B. Nothing C. All D. Anything
54. A. eagerly B. early C. quickly D. naturally
55. A. depressed B. entertained C. refreshed D. amazed
56. A. ambitious B. anxious C. passive D. able
57. A. think B. fear C. rest D. get
58. A. catch up with B. 1et go of C. look down on D. put up with
59. A. sorry B. happy C. disappointed D. greedy
60. A. help B. treat C. abandon D. drive
I was once asked to deliver a speech titled “A Real Test in My Life” before the whole class ! You can imagine how 61 (terrible) shy I was with so many eyes fixed upon me. I had no choice but 62 (prepare ) for it, though. First of all, I was to write the speech, 63 was just a piece of cake for me, a good writer. But the hardest part 64 (lie) in my oral presentation from my memory— for to read from the paper was not allowed. The real moment began when I stood in the classroom with my legs 65 (tremble) and my mind blank. But my listeners were waiting patiently without any signs of rushing me. Gradually I found myself back, 66 (deliver) my speech with difficulty. After 67 seemed to be a hundred years, I found my audience satisfied — I made it ! From then on, my fear of talking before an audience disappeared. Actually with my 68 (confident) building up, I now turn out to be a great speaker. Looking back, I know the greatest difficulty on our way 69 success is our fear. Overcome it and we 70 (achieve )our goals.
I brought Rose to home five years ago. My neighbor, Mrs. Black, fell in love with her immediate she saw her. Two years ago, however, Mrs. Black gets cancer. Having treated in hospital, she decided to receive treatment at home. Since my husband and I were busy with our works, we seldom went to see her. Sadly, Mrs. Black passed away three months ago. To our surprised, her husband came to thank us for keep Rose one day. He said in the past several months, Rose went to accompany his wife every day before my husband and I went to work. With her around, his wife felt so warm but wasn’t in so much painful.
How’s everything going? In your last letter you were asking about the current situation of the Bike-sharing Program in China._______________________________________ _____________-____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What’s your opinion ? I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
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I brought Rose to home five years ago. My neighbor, Mrs. Black, fell in love with her immediate she saw her. Two years ago,
however, Mrs. Black gets cancer. Having treated in hospital, she decided to receive treatment at home. Since my husband and I
were busy with our works, we seldom went to see her. Sadly, Mrs. Black passed away three months ago. To our surprised, her
husband came to thank us for keep Rose one day. He said in the past several months, Rose went to accompany his wife every
day before my husband and I went to work. With her around, his wife felt so warm but wasn’t in so much painful.
after and pain
How’s everything going? In your last letter you were asking about the current situation of the Bike-sharing Program in China. I’m writing to tell you something about it and share some of my ideas with you.
The Bike-sharing Program can bring lots of benefits. To begin with, riding a bike is not only economic but also time-saving, especially when your destination is not far away. What’s more, the program makes contributions to reducing air pollution. However, there is also some disturbing news connected with it. Some shared-bikes are parked everywhere, making the city roads messy and dangerous. Worse still, some shared-bikes have been damaged, stolen or even burnt.
As far as I’m concerned, as long as people park the bikes in the right places and obey the traffic rules, I’m in favor of such a program. What’s your opinion ?I’m looking forward to hearing from you.