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1. How long does the man think they should spend on the project?
A. About two months. B. About three months. C. About four months.
2. What did the woman do last weekend?
A. She went climbing. B. She had a picnic. C. She stayed with her friend.
3. What will the woman prepare next?
A. Tables and chairs. B. Cups. C. Microphones.
4. How did the man go to work today?
A. By bus. B. By taxi. C. On foot.
5. What are the speakers discussing?
A. The number of talks to give.
B. The questions to ask after talks.
C. The time to spare between talks.
6. What is the weather like now?
A. Foggy. B. Sunny. C. Windy.
7. Where are the speakers?
A. At a hotel. B. At an airport. C. At a taxi station.
8. Where will the woman work in the summer?
A. In a hospital. B. In a garden. C. In a park.
9. What does the woman think of working as an assistant?
A. It is tiring. B. It is interesting. C. It is well paid.
10. Why did the man go downtown yesterday?
A. To send a package. B. To buy clothes. C. To visit a friend.
11. How does the woman feel about Martin’s closing?
A. Happy. B. Sorry. C. Surprised.
12. What did the woman like about Martin’s?
A. Good service. B. Huge selection. C. Low prices.
13. Which course did Judy finally change to?
A. English. B. Fine Art. C. History of Art.
14. What was Judy’s parents’ attitude toward her decision?
A. Supportive. B. Angry. C. Doubtful.
15. Why does the man want to change German to another course?
A. The German course is too difficult.
B. He can’t get along with other students.
C. His housemate persuaded him to do that.
16. What does Judy advise the man to do above all？
A. Do what he enjoys.
B. Spend a year studying abroad.
C. Think clearly before changing the course.
17. What is the main aim of the arts festival this year?
A. To pick out great artists.
B. To support the creative industries.
C. To get more people into the creative arts.
18. What kind of people can do the activity of walks?
A. School teachers. B. Creative people. C. Local artists.
19. What activity can the unemployed do?
A. Working with children.
B. Creating their own ideas.
C. Learning how to write stories.
20. When does the booking office close on Saturday?
A. At 12:30 p.m. B. At 5 p.m. C. At 9 p.m.
The movie season is getting started. Here are some good ones you cannot miss!
Despite his family’s confusing long-held ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the astonishing and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Nominated for two Golden Globes, USA 2018: Best Original Song (for song Remember Me)—Motion Picture; Best Motion Picture—animated.
The Disaster Artist (2017)
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their
dreams come true.
Nominated for two Golden Globes, USA 2018: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—musical or Comedy; Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy.
Unlike other three recommended movies, Wonder is based on a New York Time’ bestseller, which tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Along the way, it is his family struggle and supports that help him earn others’ compassion and acceptance.
Nominated for three Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2018: Best Young Actor/Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Hair & Makeup.
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. He is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and driven away from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he unites a seemingly-impossible team for an extraordinary adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
Nominated for two Golden Globes, USA 2018: Best Motion Picture—animated; Best Original Song (For song Home)—Motion Picture.
21. Which of the movies best describes a search for one’s family history?
A. Ferdinand. B. Wonder.
C. Coco. D. The Disaster Artist.
22. What is special about Wonder?
A. It is adapted from a bestseller. B. It is about a special friendship.
C. It tells a story about an animal. D. It is a musical appealing to music lovers.
23. Which two movies will compete for the same awards?
A. Coco and The Disaster Artist. B. Coco and Wonder.
C. The Disas ter Artist and Wonder. D. Coco and Ferdinand.
There are plenty of mindless activities to keep a child busy in this information age. Yet despite the competition, my 8-year-old daughter Alice wants to spend her leisure time writing short stories. She wants to enter one of her stories into a writing contest, a competition which she won last year.
As a writer, I know about winning contests—and about losing them. I know what it is like to work hard on a story only to receive a rejection letter from the publisher. I also know the pressure of trying to live up to a reputation created by previous victories. What if she doesn’t win the contest again? That’s the strange thing about being a parent. So many of our own past scars and destroyed hopes can resurface in our children.
A revelation(启示）came last week when I asked her, “Don’t you want to win again?” “No,” she replied. “I just want to tell the story of an angel going to first grade.”
I had just spent weeks correcting her stories as she spontaneously (自发地）told them. Telling myself that I was an experienced writer guiding the young writer across the hall, I offered suggestions for characters, conflicts and endings for her tales. The story about a fearful angel starting first grade was quickly “guided” by me into the tale of a little girl with a wild imagination taking her first music lesson. I had turned her contest into my contest without even realizing it.
Staying back and giving kids space to grow is not as easy as it looks. Beca use I know very little about farm animals who use tools or angels who go to first grade, I had to accept the fact that I was co-opting (借鉴) my daughter’s experience.
While stepping back was difficult for me, it was certainly a good first step that I will quickly follow with more steps, putting myself far enough away to give her room but close enough to help if asked. All the while I will be reminding myself that children need room to experiment, grow and find their own voices.
24. The underlined sentence probably means that the author was __________.
A. trying to let her daughter enjoy her own life
B. helping her daughter develop real skills for writing
C. making sure that her daughter would win the contest
D. trying to get her daughter to do the thing as the author wished
25. Why did Alice want to enter this year’s writing contest?
A. She wanted to share her story with readers.
B. She had wo n a prize in the previous contest.
C. She believed she possessed real talent for writing.
D. She was sure of winning with her mother’s help .
26. The author took great pains to improve her daughter’s stories because _________.
A. she was afraid that Alice’s imagination might run wild while writing
B. she did not want to disappoint Alice who needed her help so much
C. she wanted to help Alice realize her dream of becoming a writer
D. she believed she had the knowledge and experience to offer guidance
27. What does the writer mean to tell us in the last two paragraphs?
A. Children need more room to develop.
B. Parents should co-opt children’s experience.
C. Children should be provided enough help.
D. Parents need to remind their children of their own choic es.
Social media is one of the fastest-growing industries in today’s world. Your friends’ lives may look more exciting than yours on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but new research shows it is because they are faking (伪造) it.
A recent survey has found around two-thirds of people on social media post images to their personal information to make their lives seem more adventurous. And more than three quarters of those asked said they judged their peers based on what they saw on their Instagram, Snapehat or Facebook pages.
The British survey, by smart phone maker HTC, found that, in order to make our own pages and lives appear more exciting, six percent also said they had borrowed items to include in the images in order to pass them off as their own. More than half of those surveyed said they posted images of items and places purely to show off, causing jealousy among friends and family.
Behavioral psychologist Hemmings said the trend was unsurprising due to the rise of social media. “We’re living in a world of instant communication.” she said. “Fashion and style used to live and die in magazines; now people are in search of authentic, peer-to-peer recommendations as well, making social media an equal power house to magazines and newspapers.”
“With images being shared in an instant, we desire to know what our friends are wearing, or what super stars are buying, as soon as they have got them.” Such is the influence of social media sites like Instagram, 76 percent of those asked also said seeing items on social media influences them to buy them, with men more likely to take style advice and buy what they see.
28. How do some people make their lives appear more exciting?
A. By buying pictures. B. By posting images.
C. By making up stories. D. By risking their lives.
29. What does the underlined word “jealousy” in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. Adventure. B. Conflict. C. Envy. D. Misunderstanding.
30. What can we learn from Hemmings?
A. The trend reflects the development of social media.
B. Fashion and style no longer exist in magazines.
C. Magazines and newspapers are less important.
D. The trend is beyond people’s expectation.
31. Which of the following best describes social media like Instagram?
A. Positive. B. Creative. C. Persuasive. D. Honest.
Reading is the ability to process text, understand its meaning and to integrate it with what the reader already knows. Of all the reading skills speed-reading is a necessary skill in the Internet age. We skim over articles, e-mails and WeChat to try to grasp key words and the essential meaning of a certain text. Surrounded with information from our electronic devices, it would be impossible to cope if we read word by word, line by line. But a new trend calls on people to unplug and enjoy reading slowly, listing benefits beyond the intelligent stimulation.
A recent story from The Wal l Street Journal reported on a book club in Wellington, New Zealand, where members meet in a cafe and turn off their smartphones. They sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. Unlike tradition book club, the point of the slow reading club isn’t exchanging ideas about a certain book, but to get away from electronic devices and read in a quiet, relaxed en vironment. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Wellington book club is just one example of a movement started by book lovers who miss the old-fashioned way of reading before the Internet and smartphones.
Slow readers, such as The Atlantic’s Maura Kelly, say a regular reading habit sharpens the
mind, improves concentration, reduces stress levels and deepens the ability to sym pathize. Another study published last year in Science showed that reading novels helps people understand others’ mental states and beliefs, a fundamental skill in building relationships.
Yet technology has made us less attentive readers. Screens have changed our reading patterns from the top-to-right, left-to-right sequence to a wild skimming and skipping pattern as we hunt for import ant words and information. Reading text punctuated with links leads to weaker comprehension than reading plain text. The Internet may have made us stupider, says Patrick Kingsley from The Guardian. Because of the Internet, he says, we have become very good at collecting a wide range of interesting news, but we are also gradually forgetting how to sit back, reflect, and relate all these facts to each other.
Slow reading means a return to an uninterrupted, straight pattern, in a quiet environment free of d istractions. “Aim for 30 minutes a day,” advises Kelly from The Atlantic. “You can squeeze in that half hour pretty easily if only during your free moments, you pick up a meaningful work of literature,” Kelly said. “Reach for your e-reader, if you like. Kindles make books like War and Peace less heavy, not less substantive, and also ensure you’ll never lose your place.”
32. The book club in Wellington mentioned in Paragraph 2 shows____________.
A. the new trend of slow reading B. the decline of electronic devices
C. the importance of exchanging ideas D. the increasing number of club readers
33. According to Patrick Kingsley, people are stupider partly because of_____________.
A. a non-stop reading pattern B. the straight, left-to-right screen
C. a wide range of interesting news D. the lack of reflection
34. According to the passage, slow reading___________.
A. contributes to understanding among people
B. promotes the current technology advances
C. provides people with a quiet environment
D. cures the memory loss of elderly people
35. What’s the best title for the passage?
A. Benefit of Reading Clubs B. Return of Slow Reading
C. Reading of the Internet Age D. Influence of Speed Reading
Changing People’s Bad Impression on Us
Some of us have made bad first impressions in front of people we wanted to become good friends with. First impressions are important because they form the foundation on which all future thoughts about someone will be based. ____36____ However, there are actions you can take to change people’s bad impression of you.
●Apologize immediately. A sincere apology can go a long way because you will prove to everyone their thoughts about you. Tell the people that you didn’t intend to offend them and that you wish to correct the situation. Explain the reasons why you acted the way you did in your apology. ____37____ Otherwise, it will make others feel uncomfortable that you keep bringing up the past.
●Use humor. When you are around the people you made a bad impression in front of, play a small joke on yourself. Once they know you are not afraid to laugh at yourself, it can break up some of the tension. Remember to only direct humor at yourself. ____38____
●Do not make assumptions. After you have made a bad impression, it can be easy to assume that everyone thinks the worst of you. ____39____ Instead of assuming what someone thinks about you, explain to him that you feel ashamed about how you acted and ask him how your behavior affected him.
●____40____ In order to overcome a bad first impression, your words and actions in the time to come must be consistently good. With enough time and patience, gaining trust and changing wrong beliefs is possible.
A. Be careful not to overdo it.
B. Pay attention to future behavior.
C. First impressions are usually long-lasting.
D. However, things aren’t always as bad as they seem.
E. That way you can avoid any more feelings of discomfort.
F. So it’s hard to erase a bad first impression from someone’s mind.
G. Be mindful of your surroundings and sensitive in what you say to others.
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、 B 、C 、D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
I was facing a decision. While delivering laundry (洗好的衣服) into the ___41___ bedrooms, I came across my thirteen-year-old sister’s diary, suffused (弥漫) with ___42___. What was I to do?
I had always been ___43___ of my little sister. Her charming smile, endearing personality and many talents ___44___ my place as leading lady. I competed with her secretly and grew to hate her natural abilities. ___45___, we seldom spoke. I sought opportunities to ___46___ her. Her diary lay at my feet, and I didn’t think of the ___47___ of opening it, considering not her privacy, nor the morality of my action.
I took the book from the floor and opened it ___48___, looking through the pages, searching for my name, convinced that I would discover ___49___. As I read, the blood ran from my face. I felt ___50___ and sat on the floor. There was neither charge nor hate. There was a brief description of herself, her goals and her dreams followed by a short description of the person who has ___51___ her most.
I started to cry. I was her ___52___. She admired me for my personality, my achievements and, ironically (嘲讽地), my ___53___. She wanted to be like me. She had been watching me for years, quietly admiring my choices and actions. I stopped reading, ___54___ with the crime I had committed.
I had wasted years hating her and now I had violated her ___55___. It was I who had lost something beautiful, and it was I who would never ___56___ myself to do such a thing again. Reading the earnest words my sister had written seemed to ___57___ an icy barrier around my heart, and I longed to know her again. On that fateful afternoon, as I ___58___ the laundry and rose to my feet, I ___59___ to go to her—this time to experience instead of to judge, to ___60___ instead of to fight. After all, she was my sister.
41. A. private B. comfortable C. appropriate D. neat
42. A. attraction B. entertainment C. ambition D. enthusiasm
43. A. envious B. proud C. fond D. afraid
44. A. occupied B. threatened C. replaced D. saved
45. A. As a result B. In return C. On the other hand D. Once again
46. A. support B. teach C. blame D. comfort
47. A. significance B. conclusion C. possibility D. consequence
48. A. angrily B. hesitantly C. correctly D. carelessly
49. A. complaints B. praises C. doubts D. congratulations
50. A. shy B. fearful C. ashamed D. nervous
51. A. respected B. bothered C. disappointed D. inspired
52. A. sister B. hero C. angel D. leader
53. A. honesty B. intelligence C. wisdom D. personality
54. A. impressed B. covered C. struck D. connected
55. A. dignity[来源:Zxxk.Com] B. peace C. agreement D. trust
56. A. enjoy B. allow C. behave D. devote
57. A. melt B. form C. build D. create
58. A. put up B. put off C. put aside D. put on
59. A. dreamed B. promised C. attempted D. decided
60. A. hug B. challenge C. listen D. beg
第 II 卷
The way you walk may be determined by your daily schedule, and it may also reflect your personality. The __61__ (choose) you make tell something about your inner thoughts. At least, that’s __62__ science has proved. Lately, researchers __63__ (observe) the way that people walk and how it relates to their personalities. Available online via Sage Journals, the study examines both the walking styles and personalities of 15,000 adults aged from 25 to 50. According to the study, when __64__ (face) with the new challenges, fast walkers are more likely to be active while quiet people tend to walk more slowly.
Meanwhile, the study has also found__65__ (power) evidence that walking speed in adulthood reflects the individual’s personality. However, speeding up your walking pace can’t __66__ (instant) make you the life of the party, __67__ means that you needn’t change your personality. Actually, there are __68__ (hide) strengths of being a quiet person as well as an active one. Make the most of your strengths, __69__ you can be successful regardless of which type you fall into and __70__ fast or slowly you walk.
Smartphone apps certainly make our life easier. Currently, it look as if they can even help us with our homework. A wide various of study aid apps aimed at students have been released. Most of these apps allow users to take a photo of our schoolwork and the correct answers will just appear on their smartphones. Convenient although they are, these apps present problems with both parents and teachers. Most students just copy the answers from the apps, while only a few use the apps to study. Better still, some students even use the study aid apps as social networks. Therefore, we are not making the suggestion that study aid apps should completely banned. Parents and teachers should give necessary guidance to help students to take the advantage of the study aid apps’ strengths and avoiding their weaknesses.
在成长的过程中，我们总是对未来的职业充满憧憬。近期你班将以“My Dream Career” 为题举行演讲比赛。请你根据以下要求写一篇英语演讲稿，内容包括：
1. 你的理想职业； 2. 选择它的理由；3. 实现的途径。
My Dream Career
Good morning, everyone! ____________________________________________________
Thank you for listening!
听力1-5 CCBBC 5-10 AACBA 11-15 BABAA 16-20 CCBCA
阅读21-23 CAD 24-27DADA 28-31BCAC 32-35ADAB 36-40 FAEDB
完形 41-45 CAABA 46-50 CDBAC 51-55 DBACD 56-60 BACDA
语法填空61. choices 62. what 63. have observed 64. faced 65. powerful 66. instantly 67.which 68.hidden 69. and 70. how
Smartphone apps certainly make our life easier. Currently, it look as if they can even
help us with our homework. A wide various of study aid apps aimed at students have been
released. Most of these apps allow users to take a photo of our schoolwork and the
correct answers will just appear on their smartphones. Convenient although they are, these
apps present problems with both parents and teachers. Most students just copy the answers
from the app, while only a few use the app to study. Better still, some students even use the
study aid apps as social networks. Therefore, we are not making the suggestion that study aid
apps should completely banned. Parents and teachers should give necessary guidance to help
students to take the advantage of the study aid apps’ strengths and avoiding their weaknesses.
My Dream Career
Good morning, everyone! Today, please allow me to deliver a brief speech on the career I will take up in the future. Undoubtedly, I have great expectations for the future job as everyone else does. My dream career is to be a tour guide.
Since my early age, I have been admiring tour guides who travel worldwide, enjoying the spectacular scenery, appreciating different cultures and enriching their life experience at the same time. Besides, this career is financially rewarding as well so that I can live a well-off life. Additionally, I will have more opportunities to meet people from all walks of life, which is both challenging and interesting.
To be a good guide is no easy job, for it requires years of practice and continual learning. It is the wide range of knowledge, professionalism and dedication that make a highly qualified tour guide. Therefore, my dream can’t be fulfilled without industrious work to pave the way.
Thanks you for listening!