例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15 B. £9.15 C. £9.18
1. When should the passengers check in for flight 452?
A. At 3:50. B. At 4:50. C. At 5:50.
2. Where does the conversation take place?
A. At a music hall. B. At a restaurant. C. At a store.
3. How will the man go to the North?
A. By air. B. By train. C. By bus.
4. What will the woman probably do on Thursday?
A. Have dinner with the man. B. Prepare for a job interview. C. Go to a concert.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. New dictionaries. B. Forms of language. C. Development of language.
6. Where is the man?
A. In a library. B. In a classroom. C. In an Internet bar.
7. What is the speakers’ trouble?
A. They can’t get on the Internet.
B. They can’t finish the project on time.
C. They can’t find much information on the project.
8. What will the woman do this weekend finally?
A. Have a barbecue. B. Go sightseeing. C. Stay at home.
9. What will the man’s family celebrate?
A. A birthday. B. A wedding. C. The birth of a baby.
10. What course is the man going to take?
A. Chinese. B. Japanese. C. French.
11. What level does the man prefer?
A. Beginners. B. Lower intermediate. C. Upper intermediate.
12. When will the man start his course?
A. In January. B. In August. C. In September
13. What did Charles think of space travel as a boy?
A. Attractive. B. Uninteresting. C. Impossible.
14. What did the man do just before he became an astronaut?
A. A pilot. B. A trainer. C. A captain.
15. What did Charles consider to be the hardest part of the training?
A. Moving his arms and fingers.
B. Practicing landing and taking off.
C. Wearing a spacesuit 8 eight hours a day.
16. What will the man talk about next?
A. His future plan.
B. His experience on the moon.
C. His feeling of being chosen to go to the moon.
17. Which place does the speaker especially recommend to tourists?
A. The lighthouse. B. The National Library. C. The Military Museum.
18. What can tourists do on the Seafarer?
A. Dance at night. B. Enjoy three nice meals. C. Look around some shops.
19. What do we know about the climbing wall?
A. It lies near the sea.
B. It is especially popular with kids.
C. It is designed for different levels of people.
20. Why is the City Sights Tour highly recommended?
A. It is a tour by the sea. B. It is suitable for everyone. C. It is on the San Fernando River.
Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! Join the Summer Fun Holiday Club at Canterbury College. Choose from over 30 activities which take place between 28 July and 8 August.
Just complete the Registration Form and return it to Canterbury College in person or by post with payments. Payments must be made in cash, by check, or by credit card before your child’s first day.
Download the Registration Form.
What do I need to know?
Age: The summer Fun Holiday Club is designed for 11 — 16 year olds.
Prices:￡10 per half day, ￡20 per day and￡80 per 5 days.
Arrival ＆ Parking: All people should arrive at the College main reception 15 minutes before the start time. We have a large drop-off and pick-up area. Parking on site is for disabled visitors only — public car parks can be found a few minutes’ walk from site.
Lunch ＆ Breaks: You will need a packed lunch for the 30 minutes’ lunch break. Vending machines (自动售货机) are available for drinks and snacks.
Collection: Children should be collected within 15 minutes of the finish time.
Refunds (退款) Policy: Refunds will only be given with a 48 hour’s notice ahead of time. To cancel, call 01227-811259 or email email@example.com
Clothing: Some activities may be messy, so please ensure that your child brings clothing suitable for their activities and ensure sensible footwear is worn.
First Aid ＆ Losses: Canterbury College has a devoted first aider at all times, but will not be responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.
Please note that we are currently finalizing our list: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the finalized leaflet of event.
21. What’s the main purpose of the text?
A. To ask for advice. B. To attract customers.
C. To present schedules. D. To introduce Canterbury College.
22. If you want to cancel an activity, you have to ________.
A. go to the main reception B. fill in an application form
C. provide a credit card number D. contact the club 2 days in advance
23. The Summer Fun Holiday Club offers participants ________.
A. timely first aid B. free drinks and snacks
C. breakfast and lunch D. an Internet connection
International students seeking a medical degree in the U.S. face serious difficulties.
There is often a language barrier. Students from non-English speaking countries could have a hard time understanding their work or communicating with professors. Also, a medical education is very costly. First, students must complete an undergraduate (本科) degree. Then, most medical schools require at least four years of study. After medical school, students do at least three more years of training in their specific medical fields. In addition, many medical programs at public universities in the U.S. don’t accept international students.
However, receiving a medical education in the U.S. is not impossible. Fatima Ismail is evidence. The 32-year-old from Dubai says she knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very early age.
“I was always attracted by the brain and how it functions. And I love working with children. There is a huge population of children with developmental disabilities that are not taken care of very well in Middle East in general and my home country, in particular.”
So, Ismail completed medical school in her home country. Then, she applied to a residency program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
“It’s a very competitive (竞争激烈的) process. Being an international medical school graduate, you have fewer chances to be accepted because the priority (优先) would be for the U.S. graduates. Having said that, it’s not impossible. All that you need to do is, basically, early planning.”
Planning is highly important for foreign students seeking admission to U.S. medical schools.
School administrators (校方) suggest international students should apply to residency programs in the U.S. after completing medical schools at home. Or they should begin their American medical education at the undergraduate level.
24. What difficulties are international students facing?
A. Language and diet. B. Culture and custom.
C. Expenses and language. D. Custom and ways of education.
25. From Fatima Ismail’s experience, we can learn that ________.
A. it’d hard to pay for the education of four years’ study in the US
B. any difficulty can be overcome as long as a person tries his best
C. international medical school graduates won’t be accepted in the US
D. planning in advance is important for being admitted to U.S. medical schools
26. To be a doctor in the U.S., how many years will you spend in medical school and training at least?
A. 6 years. B. 7 years. C. 9 years. D. 11 years.
27. Which is a better way to be admitted to the US medical schools?
A. Start the American education of medicine at the undergraduate level.
B. Take part in the international student exchange program.
C. Apply for a language school in the US.
D. Complete medical education abroad.
Prince George is probably the most photographed three-year-old in the world. How could anyone forget that lovely face? And no matter where they’re taken, all photos of Prince George have one thing in common: he’s always wearing shorts. So what’s the deal? Is he fighting back against the physical and social constraint (约束) of trousers? Can he not find any trousers that fit? Does he just feel naturally warm all the time?
“Boys wear short trousers until they are 8. It is very English,” expert William Hanson told Harper’s Bazaar U.K.” Trousers are for older boys and men, while shorts on young boys is one of these silent class markers (标志物) that we have in England. Although times are slowly changing, a pair of trousers on a young is considered quite middle-class — quite suburban (土气的). And no royal would want to be considered suburban.
Hanson went on to explain the origins of this tradition. Dating back to the 16th century, young boys would wear dresses. This type of clothing made it easier to repair dresses to fit for a growing child when money for new clothes was tight. Once they were about eight, they would receive their first pair of trousers.
The royal family is quite attentive to following traditions, like these rules, so it’s no surprise that they proudly keep this one alive as well. In fact, there are pictures of Prince William and Prince Harry wearing similar clothes in their early years as well. That’s not to say that Prince George will never wear trousers until he goes to school. After all, those English winters can be pretty cold. But it’s likely he won’t be photographed in them.
28. Why is Prince George always in shorts?
A. He isn’t afraid of cold. B. To look lovely in photographs.
C. He feels comfortable and free in them. D. To show his social position and fashion.
29. What made dresses popular in the 16th century?
A. The special training. B. The dresses’ low cost.
C. The way to repair clothes. D. The dresses’ convenience.
30. What does the underlined part “this one” mean?
A. Young boys’ wearing shorts.
B. Young boys’ wearing dresses.
C. Prince’s wearing similar clothes in their early years.
D. Prince’s not receiving their first pair of trousers until 8.
31. What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A. The royal family is proud and stubborn.
B. Prince George never wears shorts in winter.
C. The royal family respects traditions in public.
D. Prince William and Prince Harry have similar tastes.
People who studied plants have found out that plants carry a small electrical charge (电荷). It’s possible to measure this charge with a small piece of equipment called “galvanometer”. The galvanometer is placed on a leaf of the plant, and it records any changes in the electrical field of the leaf.
A man called Backster used a galvanometer for his studies of plants and was very surprised at his results. He found that if he had two or more plants in a room and he began to destroy one of them — perhaps by pulling off its leaves or by pulling it out of its pot — then the galvanometer on the leaves of the other plants showed a change in the electrical field. It seemed as if the plants were showing a feeling of shock. This happened not only when Backster started to destroy plants, but also when he destroyed other living things such as insects.
Backster said that the plants also knew if someone had destroyed a living thing some distance away, because they signaled when a man, who had just cut down a tree, entered the room.
Another scientist, named Sauvin, achieved similar results to Backster’s. He kept galvanometers fixed to his plants all the time and checked regularly to see what the plants were doing. If he was out of the office, he telephoned to find out about the signals the plants were sending. In this way, he found that the plants were sending out signals at the exact times when he felt strong pleasure or pain. In fact, Sauvin could cause a change in the electrical field of his plants over a distance of a few miles simply by thinking about them.
32. Backster was surprised at the results of his studies because __________.
A. he destroyed a plant by pulling off its leaves
B. he found that plants carry a small electrical charge
C. he found that plants could express feelings of shock
D. the galvanometer on the leaves of the other plants didn’t show any change
33. The plants sent out signals when __________.
A. there were two or more plants in a room
B. Backster destroyed plants or other living things
C. a man was cutting down a tree some distance away
D. Backster placed the galvanometer on the leaves of the plants
34. The scientist named Sauvin __________.
A. found out some of the same things that Backster did
B. didn’t get the same sort of results as Backster did
C. got different results from Backster’s
D. disagreed with Backster’s ideas
35. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. A tree will signal when it has been cut down.
B. Sauvin could only make his plants receive nearby signals.
C. The electrical charge plants carry may shock or frighten us.
D. Plants have feelings because they can send and receive signals.
Here are some ways to help you have a happier and more successful life:
36 Instead of saying, “Why is this happening to me?” you say, “What can I learn from this?” Trust that anything difficult in life is temporary. Then life will get better. 37 Without life’s challenges, we would never know what we are truly made of. Therefore, we become stronger and more confident in the process.
38 It actually works! Don’t say it doesn’t work until you’ve tried it. We all have a blueprint (蓝图) for our lives and making plans will help us realize it.
Take care of people around you honestly. 39 If you truly care about your friends, family or someone else, they’ll stick with you through high and low because they know you care about them.
Refuse to compare your progress with others. It will only serve to destroy your confidence. Everyone is at different stages in their lives. If you understand that you’re right where you’re supposed to be, then it won’t matter what others are doing. You are unique with special qualities, talents, skills and so on. 40
A. Pay attention to your imagination.
B. The power of making plans cannot be ignored.
C. Try to learn from the difficult situations you meet.
D. Everything you’ve experienced has been in preparation.
E. It is through the toughest times we learn what we’re able to do.
F. There is no one like you, so how can you compare yourself to others?
G. People can see right through you and can feel whether you’re honest or not.
One summer, Aunt Betta and Uncle Bill invited me to travel with them back home to Pennsylvania. I had never been 41 Los Angeles and was eager to meet our relatives.
Our first night, we drove through the desert, and then through roads cut through hills.
The next day we went through the Rocky Mountains. It was 42 driving up long inclines (斜坡) with abrupt U-shape turns on the steep hillsides, then driving 43 slowly with great caution. Beyond Colorado, we drove through miles of 44 , where I saw actual food being grown. I 45 some of the crops.
In one small town we passed through, Aunt Betta decided I needed new 46 and took me to a country 47 . I was used to 48 dresses and skirts. Now I had my first pair of jeans, a flannel shirt, shorts and a T-shirt. I loved them all.
49 we reached our destination. Uncle Bill’s aunt had a perfect little two-story house. The first thing I 50 was a bed in a cute little room — for me! I looked forward to that. It would be like sleeping in a dollhouse.
In the backyard, I saw red things 51 the back fence. Uncle Bill’s uncle said, “I think you never ate a 52 tomato in Los Angeles.” I hadn’t. He 53 picked one for me.
I met all my new aunts, uncles and cousins. My cousins taught me how to do cartwheels (侧手翻) in the big front yard. Country people have more 54 , I thought.
All the adults cried when we 55 , but I took home all the 56 of everything I’d seen. Back in Los Angeles, my lungs hurt when I took a deep breath. I 57 the fresh air. I dreamed of tomatoes planted by my aunt and uncle. My country clothes seemed out of 58 , but I wore them anyway.
I was two weeks late starting 59 , but I told my teachers only that I’d been in Pennsylvania and decided to 60 all the rest to myself. If only they could have experienced everything that I did!
41. A. outside B. across C. in D. to
42. A. boring B. embarrassing C. frightening D. confusing
43. A. away B. past C. out D. down
44. A. buildings B. farmland C. hills D. rock
45. A. recognized B. found C. realized D. harvested
46. A. clothes B. crops C. toys D. tools
47. A. hotel B. pub C. path D. store
48. A. preparing B. sewing C. buying D. wearing
49. A. At last B. Above all C. For the moment D. On the contrary
50. A. took B. searched C. noticed D. owned
51. A. flying over B. growing up C. circling above D. packing into
52. A. red B. ripe C. homegrown D. manmade
53. A. suddenly B. immediately C. gradually D. temporarily
54. A. ideas B. materials C. interest D. space
55. A. drove B. talked C. parted D. met
56. A. copies B. memories C. pictures D. pleasures
57. A. breathed B. missed C. forgot D. preferred
58. A. shape B. sight C. work D. place
59. A. vacation B. journey C. school D. work
60. A. keep B. own C. describe D. give
The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing 61 (popular) in the international world of high fashion. The name “cheongsam”, 62 (mean) simply “long dress”, entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China’s Guangdong Province. In other 63 (part) of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as “qipao”, which has a history behind it.
After the early Manchu (满族) rulers came to China, the Manchu women normally wore a one-piece dress which came to be called “qipao”. 64 the rule of the Qing Dynasty was ended in 1911, the female dress survived the 65 (politics) change and, with later improvements, has become the traditional dress for Chinese women.
The cheongsam, 66 neck is high, collar closed, fits well the female Chinese figure, and its sleeves may be either short, medium or full length, depending 67 seasons or tastes. In addition, it is not too difficult 68 (make). Nor does it need too much material. Another beauty of the cheongsam is that, they can 69 (wear) either on casual or formal occasions. In either case, it 70 (create) an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness.
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