1. What does the woman mean?
A. Both Simon and Ronald are good at the two subjects.
B. Neither Simon nor Ronald is good at the two subjects.
C. Ronald is better at the two subjects than Simon.
2. Why doesn’t the woman buy lunch in the cafeteria any more?
A. It’s too expensive.
B. The food there is bad.
C. There are too many people.
3. How much is the jacket?
A. 600 US dollars. B. 100 Hong Kong dollars. C. 600 Hong Kong dollars.
4. What will the man do?
A. Drive two blocks. B. Go to Fourth Street . C. Buy the woman some bread.
5. Why does the man think the room is a little expensive?
A. It is so small. B. It has no furniture. C. It includes electricity.
6. Where are they having the conversation?
A. In a bus. B. In a ship. C. In a taxi.
7. What’s the man going to do?
A. Visit a friend. B. Move to a new house. C. Buy a new house.
8. What is the purpose of the woman’s call?
A. To borrow some records.
B. To make an invitation.
C. To pass on some information.
9. Where is the woman after five?
A. Still in her office. B. In her own home. C. In her mother’s home.
10. What does the woman suggest the man should do?
A. Go to another place for a change.
B. Look for a better job.
C. Find a job in a hospital.
11. Why does the man like his present job?
A. Because he likes gardens.
B. Because he can’t find another job.
C. Because of the high pay and fresh air.
12. What can we learn from the coversation?
A. The man doesn’t want to be a doctor.
B. The woman thinks to be a doctor is a hard thing.
C. The man will change his job immediately.
13. What are the speakers complaining about?
A. The loud music. B. The strict rules. C. The busy week.
14. When does the conversation probably take place?
A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon. C. In the evening.
15. What are the speakers going to do next?
A. Visit the doctor. B. Go to their neighbour’s. C. Call the police.
16. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Husband and wife. B. Doctor and patient. C. Musician and audience.
17. How many polar bears of the world live in Canada?
A. One-third B. Two-fifths. C. Two-thirds.
18. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Canada won’t follow US move on polar bears.
B. Canada support what the USA has done on polar bears.
C. Polar bears are well protected all over the world.
19. In which country can people be allowed to hunt polar bears?
A. Canada. B. The USA. C. Canada and the USA.
20. What will happen if sea ice melts?
A. No polar bears will live.
B. Polar bears will reduce a lot.
C. Polar bears will be further protected.
According to his GoFundMe page, Eddie Maltsby Jr. became blind when he was 11 due to sarcoidosis, a rare disease that affects many organs. However, Maltsby has committed to bringing light to people in need by playing music on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and donating what he can to them, WTSP reported.
In addition to playing for the public, Maltsby also hosts a radio show on WRXB called “Blind Boy Radio”. While on air, the musician gives away groceries, cash and other goods to grateful callers. To date, Maltsby has donated $2,000, but his funds are running low—even with help from sponsors. That's why he's turning to the community for help.
Maltsby has set up a GoFundMe campaign in the hope of collecting $25, 000 to aid struggling people in the community.
While Maltsby's benevolent (慈善的) spirit is inspiring, it's often the people with little to spare who demonstrate how easy it is to part with money.
This past winter, for example, when Dominique HarrisonBentzen, a British student, did't have any way to get home, a homeless man gave her all the money he had—$4.60—for a taxi. She returned the favor by setting up a fundraiser for the kind man, which has since collected more than 32,000 British pounds(over $50,000)．
“I hope my campaign will help people think a little more about the people around them，” HarrisonBentzen told The Mirror.“If people can see what I am doing then maybe they can take the time to just stop and talk to a homeless person, hear their story.”
21. What can be learned about Eddie Maltsby Jr.?
A. He has collected $25,000.
B. He's going to keep on giving.
C. He was born with blindness.
D. He plays music to earn a living.
22. Why does Eddie Maltsby Jr. ask for help?
A. He earns less and less money.
B. His funds have been used up.
C. He needs more people to donate.
D. His family give no support to his campaign.
23. Which of the following words best describe Eddie Maltsby Jr.?
A. Creative and determined. B. Talented and friendly.
C. Cooperative and optimistic. D. Helpful and generous.
24. Dominique HarrisonBentzen's story is used to ________.
A. get people involved in community service
B. prove that giving is indeed important
C. encourage people to share and give
D. show the poor are more willing to give
I grew up in a family that ate dinner together every evening. Although my parents enjoyed wine, they rarely drank during the week and were always in moderation (节制). As for myself, I wasn't interested in alcoholic drinks and neither were my high school friends.
So when I arrived on campus for my first year of university life, I was a bit shocked. Many different events had been organized for the freshmen, but they all had one thing in common—alcohol, and plenty of it. Not wanting to be left out, I joined a few of the events. But I always returned home early, feeling disappointed. Your personality, interests and experiences didn't matter at all, only how many alcoholic drinks you could absorb before passing out (喝醉). It seemed shallow to me I wanted to get to know my new classmates, not how fast they could down a pint of beer.
Gradually, however, I realized that real friends don't judge you by how much you can drink and there were other ways of making friends. I joined a photography society, took a first aid course, and every weekend I went cycling with a classmate. I found that by engaging in these activities and sharing the fun of learning new skills together in a group, I formed much stronger bonds with my new friends than even the strongest alcoholic drinks could encourage.
Another valuable lesson I learned is that it's perfectly okay to say “No” if you don't want to drink. However, in many Western societies, especially the UK, binge drinking (狂喝)has become the norm. Many people who drink don't necessarily want to, but they give in to the peer pressure (同伴压力)—they're afraid to say “No”．
25. What shocked the author when he entered university?
A. The strange campus. B. The popularity of alcohol.
C. The drunken classmates. D. The limited activities.
26. Why did the author return home early from the events at first?
A. He wasn't good at drinking.
B. He had no familiar classmates.
C. He hated the way people got along.
D. He was left out by the organizers.
27. How did the author finally make real friends at university?
A. By saying “No” to alcoholic drinks.
B. By staying away from group activities.
C. By giving in to the peer pressure.
D. By joining people with common interests.
My daddy worked hard to support our family in the 1940s. The year I was eight, we barely had two dimes (十分硬币) for the coming Christmas.
Our neighbor suggested that we hang lights in our yard to lift the Christmas spirit along our street. However, we had just enough money for things to decorate our living room.
There was a hardware store (五金店) down the street. I wanted to see how much the lights cost. On the way I spotted a dime on the sidewalk. Joy! How lucky I was to have found 10 cents !
In the store, I stared longingly at the strings of outdoor lights. I knew I could not buy even the smallest set. Then I saw the single lights, and my hope rose. I got excited when discovering a single bulb cost only 20 cents.
Walking home, I was thinking how I might get another dime. Maybe if I helped my grandma gather evergreens, she would give me a few cents. As expected, Grandma asked for my help on the weekend. But I didn't get a cent when we finished.
Several days later, Uncle Charlie dropped in, and gave each child a dime. We jumped with delight. Just as soon as I could, I went back to the hardware store and bought a single colored bulb. Back home, I climbed the ladder and replaced the clear light with the colored one. After the sunset, I switched on the light and, unobserved, went outside to see the lovely colored light in the darkness.
When Daddy came home, he asked, “Who put the light on the front door？”
“I did, Daddy！”I smiled up at him.“Doesn't it look Christmassy？”
He bent down and, with tears in his eyes, took me gently in his arms.
Our house was wearing some holiday spirit, and it looked beautiful.
28. The neighbor suggested that the author's family ________.
A. buy outdoor lights B. decorate the yard
C. beautify the living room D. lighten the street
29. Why did the author feel excited when he found the single bulbs in the store?
A. Because he was attracted by their lovely colors.
B. Because he believed he could get the money for one.
C. Because they were more beautiful than strings of lights.
D. Because they were so cheap that he could buy one immediately.
30. How did the author get another dime?
A. His grandma gave it to him as a reward.
B. He found it on the way home.
C. His uncle gave it to him as pocket money.
D. He earned it by taking a parttime job.
31. Why did the author's father take him in his arms?
A. His father was moved by his caring behavior.
B. His father was affected by his merry feelings.
C. His father was touched that he had helped his grandma.
D. His father was proud that he had replaced the bulb by himself.
Heavy rain continues to attack South Carolina after a powerful storm flooded much of the state over the weekend. Emergency workers are going doortodoor to search for anyone who may still be trapped in their homes. At least seven deaths have been blamed on the storm so far.
The storm poured more than 20 inches of rain on one area of Columbia, South Carolina's capital. Many cars ended up completely under water on flooded streets. Even weather experts said they were surprised by the amount of rain the storm poured on the state. On Sunday, Governor Nikki Haley said the storm is the kind seen only once in a thousand years.
Earlier in the week, weather experts had predicted Hurricane Joaquin to attack the East Coast, but the hurricane turned away in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite the shift, Shepherd says tropical moisture (水分) from the hurricane helped boost the power of the rainstorm in the Carolinas and several neighboring states.
According to the National Weather Service, Sunday was the wettest day in the history of Columbia. The rainfall total at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport was 6.87 inches, the highest oneday level ever recorded there.
The flooding caused water main breaks that have threatened the drinking water supply for South Carolina's capital city. Columbia officials told all 375 000 of its water customers to boil water before drinking it. Worse still, many roads and bridges across the state were washed out or under water.
One of the hardest hit areas in Columbia was near Gills Creek, where a weather station recorded over 20 inches of rain over the weekend. Rescue crews used boats to save the family of Jeff Whalen, whose house backed up on the stream.
Columbia residents have also been helping one another. Rawlings LaMotte, 38, said he and a friend got into a small motorboat and transported several people to safety.
32. Governor Nikki Haley said the storm is the kind seen only once in a thousand years because ________.
A. it came so suddenly B. it was so serious
C. it killed many emergency workers D. it failed to be predicted
33. The underlined word “boost” in Paragraph 3 most probably means “________”．
A. reduce B. control C. increase D. cause
34. What damage was caused to South Carolina?
A. Hundreds of people were killed in the storm.
B. Drinking water supply was cut off.
C. Many roads and bridges were destroyed.
D. A large number of people lost their homes.
35. The best title for the passage would be ________.
A. Damage Caused by a Natural Disaster
B. Hurricane Striking the United States
C. Rescue Operations in a Storm
D. Flooding in South Carolina
There are certain steps you can take to relieve the damage done by some of the previously mentioned reading problems. 36__ Be sure to use and practice them as you read.
Remember tiredness can lead to all of the health problems and to other problems as well. If you do not rest your mind, you will likely get tired and it will cost you points.
You can mark your place either by pointing to each word as you read it, or by placing a sheet of paper underneath the line you are reading. Pointing to each word with a pencil or your finger helps your eyes see where they should be reading. Placing a piece of paper under the line helps you to move smoothly from one line to the next.
__38__ If you must remain silent, whisper the words to yourself, or mouth the words, and say them in your head. It is important that you actually hear the sounds, even if you only hear them in your imagination. This multisensory approach allows you to see, hear, and feel what you are reading. Reading aloud should help you stay focused, understand better and remember what you are reading.
If you are thinking about what is important enough to write down, you will pay more attention to the reading. __40__ It will also help you process the main point of the passage and improve the possibility that you will remember things. In addition, the notes you take are a record of the passage that you can refer back to if you do forget elements.
A. Take notes.
B. Highlight text.
C. Trace your place.
D. This will keep your mind from wandering.
E. Notes about the entire passage should be written.
F. Just knowing about these techniques is not enough.
G. If you're in your own room, you can say each word aloud.
After stepping out of the international plane, I realized my 10hour sleepy voyage finally came to an end. Sitting on the bus, I was waiting anxiously for it to start.
A woman, sitting next to me, and her daughter both seemed __41__. She told me that her daughter had an upset stomach and would throw up continuously; __42__， the mother had lost her __43__. Apart from a significant amount of money, the purse also had her phone and a phone number of an important __44__， a person she was travelling 90 kilometers to meet for discussing a __45__ matter which had to be __46__ by tomorrow morning.
I handed her my cellphone without __47__ and told her that she could make any call she wanted. I also __48__ a bottle of water I had in my bag to relieve her daughter of her __49__. After making several calls, they finally __50__ to the official! They turned to look at me __51__ and thanked me many times. The woman tried to pay for my __52__， but I jumped to do it before her __53__ I knew she had lost her money.
Next morning, I received a call from the mother, saying that they couldn't tell how much my __54__ act touched them. They were so __55__ that they had taken down my number to thank me. I was __56__ to be thanked in this way. I never thought my simple offer __57__ so much in her heart. And I thought of how many opportunities for __58__ we had lost by plugging into cellphones and being disconnected __59__ the reality around us—something with easy access may make a big __60__ to others.
41．A. excited B. relaxed C. unconscious D. uncomfortable
42．A. besides B．however C. therefore D. otherwise
43．A. phone B．address C. purse D. luggage
44．A. accountant B．doctor C. lawyer D. official
45．A. simple B．pressing C. political D. financial
46．A. settled B．ignored C. raised D. dropped
47．A. doubt B．permission C. question D. hesitation
48．A. produced B．ordered C. bought D. sold
49．A. fever B．stress C. sickness D. appetite
50．A. came over B. got through
C. looked up D. turned around
51．A. doubtfully B．closely C. anxiously D. gratefully
52．A. water B．offer C. ticket D. assistance
53．A. since B．if C. while D. although
54．A. temporary B．generous C. cautious D. honest
55．A. reasonable B．flexible C. considerate D. desperate
56．A. ashamed B．astonished C. disappointed D. amused
57．A. weighed B．balanced C. increased D. ranked
58．A. courage B．success C. kindness D. justice
59．A. in B．beyond C. of D. from
60．A. promise B．wish C. difference D. gesture
Ocean pollution is serious. It can kill ocean creatures __1__ even harm humans. It's vital to focus on this issue and find ways to prevent pollution in our waters.
Pollution in the oceans __2__ (severe) harms sea creatures. For example, ocean animals often mistake pieces of plastic for food. As a result, their bellies fill up with plastic from bottles, __3__ (contain) and beach toys. This can be deadly to the animals.
Ocean pollution __4__ (cause) risks to humans, too. Polluted water can result __5__ diseases among swimmers. Also, people eat fish __6__ might be poisoned with harmful chemicals from oil leaks and rubbish in sea water.
Some people may argue that ocean pollution is not serious, __7__ (believe) that the oceans are so vast that they can absorb all kinds of pollution. However, the examples of ocean creatures __8__ (kill) by pollution prove them wrong.
In __9__ (conclude), it's clear that ocean pollution is a __10__ (challenge) problem. We need to learn more about how to stop it.
Last week I got the first prize in the English Speech Contest held in our school. Which made me very excited. I used to be too shy to speak English in the public. It was Susan who asked me practice several times in her office and correct my pronunciation and intonation. Beside, she encouraged me to be confident and brave whether I wanted to show my talent before others. I followed her advices. That was why I won the first prize. I am deep moved by what he has done for me. I owe her a thousand thanks with her kindness.
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ I often imagine what my life will be like in the future.
1-5 BACBA 6-10 CACCB 11-15 CBACB 16-20 ACAAB
语篇解读：这是一篇记叙文。Eddie Maltsby Jr.因肉状瘤病而失去视力，但他依旧赚钱帮助他人。
【解题思路】根据第一段中的“and donating what he can to them”和第二、三段的内容可知，他已经捐赠了很多钱物，并发起了GoFundMe运动，希望能筹到25 000美元来帮助他人，由此可推知，Eddie Maltsby Jr.会继续付出，帮助他人。
【解题思路】根据第二段中的“To date，Maltsby has donated $2,000，but his funds are running low—even with help from sponsors.That's why he's turning to the community for help”可知Eddie Maltsby Jr.求助的原因是他的资金快花完了，即他需要更多的人捐款。
【解题思路】根据文中的“Maltsby has committed to bringing light to people in need”“While on air，the musician gives away groceries，cash and other goods to grateful callers”和“Maltsby's benevolent(慈善的)spirit”可知，Eddie Maltsby Jr.既乐于助人又大方。
【解题思路】根据第四段中的“it's often the people with little to spare who demonstrate how easy it is to part with money”和第五段中的“for example”可知，作者用Dominique HarrisonBentzen的例子表明穷人更乐意付出——帮助别人。
【长难句分析】She returned the favor by setting up a fundraiser for the kind man, which has since collected more than 32,000 British pounds(over $50,000)．
分析：此句为复合句。句中She returned the favor by setting up a fundraiser for the kind man为主句，by setting up a fundraiser for the kind man为方式状语；which引导非限制性定语从句，其先行词为a fundraiser。
译文：她为那个好心的人发起了一个筹款活动来报恩。从那以来，该活动已经筹集了超过32 000英镑(超过50 000美元)的钱。
【解题思路】依据第二段的第一句和第二句中的“but they all had one thing in common—alcohol, and plenty of it”可知，到了大学之后作者对大学里喝酒成风的情况感到震惊。
【解题思路】根据第二段的第—句“Our neighbor suggested that we hang lights in our yard to lift the Christmas spirit along our street”可知答案为B。
【解题思路】根据第四段的“I knew I could not buy even the smallest set.Then I saw... my hope rose”以及本段最后一句可知，单个彩灯很便宜，所以当他发现他能买得起单个的彩灯时，他很兴奋。所以答案为B。
【解题思路】 根据第六段的第一句“Several days later，Uncle Charlie dropped in，and gave each child a dime”可知答案为C。
【解题思路】根据倒数第二段中的“He bent down and，with tears in his eyes”可知，爸爸当时被作者的行为感动了。
【关键句】Even weather experts said they were surprised by the amount of rain the storm poured on the state.(第二段倒数第二句)
【关键句】Worse still，many roads and bridges across the state were washed out or under water.(倒数第三段最后一句)
【关键句】Heavy rain continues to attack South Carolina after a powerful storm flooded much of the state over the weekend.(第一段第一句)
【亮点句积累】At least seven deaths have been blamed on the storm so far. (第一段最后一句)
分析：本句话的亮点在“blame on”这个短语及被动语态的运用上。blame sth.on sb./sth.意为“将……归咎于……”。
【解题思路】结合空前的“certain steps you can take to...”和空后的“Be sure to use and practice them”可知，仅知道技巧还不够，还需将这些技巧付诸实践，故选F。
【解题思路】由空后的“mark your place either by pointing to each word...or by placing a sheet of paper...”可知此段主要讲述的是追踪阅读过程，故选C。
【解题思路】由本段小标题Read aloud以及空后的“If you must remain silent”可知，G项“如果你在自己的房间里，你可以放声阅读”符合语境。
【解题思路】由空后的“write down”“the notes”可知，本段主要讲的是做笔记，故选A。
【解题思路】由空后的“It will also...”可知，空处讲的是做笔记的好处，故D项符合语境。
41．D 根据下文的“She told me that her daughter had an upset stomach and would throw up continuously”和“the mother had lost her __3__”可知，这对母女都看起来很焦虑(uncomfortable)，故选D。
43．C 参见上题解析。下文的“the purse also had her phone”是提示。
44．D 根据第10空后面的“the official”可知，此处指钱包里有一位重要的官员的电话，故选D。
45．B 根据空后的“which had to be __6__ by tomorrow morning.”可知，这件事必须在明天上午之前解决，由此可知，这是一件紧急的事情。pressing“紧迫的，迫切的”，故选B。
50．B 根据语境可知，打了几个电话后，她们终于打通了那位官员的电话。get through表示“(用电话)联系上”。故选B。
60．C 此处表示一些很容易做到的事情却对别人有很重要的意义。故选C。make a difference“有影响，有作用”。
【解题思路】根据前后的bottles, beach toys可知设空处应为名词，且为名词复数形式。
【解题思路】people eat fish为主句。其后为定语从句，先行词为fish。将先行词代入定语从句后可知先行词在定语从句中作主语，且先行词指“物”，故用that或which引导。
【解题思路】“__8__ (kill) by pollution”作定语修饰名词ocean creatures。kill与ocean creatures之间为逻辑上的被动关系，故用过去分词形式。
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I often imagine what my life will be like in the future. I think my life will be very different in ten years. I will be twenty-eight years old by then. I will have my own family. Probably with a lovely child. I hope I will work in a computer company as a program designer. I will enjoy my work and get along well with my colleagues, I will do a good job in whatever I do. In my free time, I will continue to take regular exercise, such as swimming, running and various ball games. On my holidays, I will travel around the world. In a word, my life will be much richer and more colorful.