命题人：横峰中学 危 英 审题人：汪 琴 考试时间：120分钟
1. What impressed the man about the new theater?
A. The ticket price. B. The seats. C. The sound.
2. What are the speakers going to do tonight?
A. Listen to a lecture. B. Go out for pizza. C. Work in the garden.
3. Why has the man been staying at home?
A. He works at home. B. He is out of work. C. He’s been sick.
4. How many students had planned to take the exam?
A. 50. B. 25. C. 15.
5. What does the man think of the cheese?
A. It is delicious. B. It smells better than it tastes. C. It has gone bad.
6. What does the woman think is out there?
A. A bear. B. A wolf. C. A duck.
7. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Keep awake. B. Look at Greg’s tent. C. Continue to sleep.
8. What will Nancy do?
A. Move to Africa. B. Teach Russian. C. Move to Russia.
9. How will Nancy learn Russian?
A. Study at a university. B. Take an online class. C. Talk to people.
10. Why is the woman saving money?
A. To help the poor. B. To visit Russia. C. To study abroad.
11. Who is Eric?
A. Jim’s friend. B. The woman’s classmate. C. The man’s little brother.
12. Why was the man absent from school yesterday?
A. He was sick.
B. He wanted to escape from a test.
C. He needed to pick up a friend.
13. What will the woman do after school?
A. Lend the man her notes.
B. Go to the new movie theater.
C. Prepare for a test.
14. How long ahead of time did the woman leave home?
A. 20 minutes. B. Half an hour. C. An hour.
15. Where are the speakers?
A. On the plane. B. On the bus. C. In the car.
16. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. Traffic. B. Business travel. C. Flight delay.
17. How does the woman feel about the situation?
A. Understanding. B. Sorry. C. Angry.
18. Why is the coast guard being contacted?
A. The ship is sinking.
B. The ship is out of fuel.
C. The ship is 200 miles off the coast.
19. What will happen in ten minutes?
A. The coast guard will arrive.
B. The ship will stop moving.
C. There will be another announcement.
20. What are the passengers asked to do?
A. Stop using the gym.
B. Gather in the dining hall.
C. Go on with their enjoyment.
The annual World Economic Forum（经济论坛）took place in Davos, Switzerland, in Jan 23 -26,
2018. What did Chinese entrepreneurs（企业家）speak in the forum? Are there some quotable quotes for you?
★Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group
“I think globalization cannot be stopped - no one can stop globalization, no one can stop trade. If trade stops, the world stops. Trade is the way to dissolve the war not cause the war,” said Ma in Davos,“Google, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba - we are the luckiest companies of this century. But we have the responsibility to have a good heart, and do something good.”
★Richard Liu, founder and chief executive officer of JD
“Business is not only a way to make money but also a way to contribute yourself, to help people,” Liu said in a speech in Davos.“How can we face the fractured（分化的）world? That's the topics of the Davos this year. I think a very important thing in business is cooperation. If we can unite, work together, if we work very closely, I think we can bring more hope to the people and we can build more trust between the people, countries and companies and partners,” h e said.
★Jane Sun, CEO of Ctrip
“Tourism is a sunrise industry. Since I entered Ctrip, every year there are new comers, which, first of all, shows that tourism is booming,” Sun told Sina. com in Davos. “We invested heavily in ABC. A refers to AI, B is big data, and C is cloud computing. As we continue to expand overseas, these three will be very good weapons for us. So we think those mean opportunity, ” she said.
★Hu Xiaoming, president of Aliyun
“In 2018, people will see the development in various countries more closely connected with cloud computing. More manufacturing enterprises and financial institutions will start to use “cloud”. And cloud computing will increase the efficiency of technology and finance, ”Hu told Xinhua in Davos.
21. What do Chinese entrepreneurs like Jack Ma and Richard Liu focus more on?
A. More huge jumps in profits. B. The joined efforts of mankind.
C. Reducing production costs. D. The role of science in business.
22. What is the main business of Ctrip?
A. Tourism. B. The creation of AI.
C. Computer. D. Financial service online.
23. What does Hu think will promote global economic development?
A. Economy recovery. B. The World Economic Forum.
C. Cloud computing. D. Financial efficiency.
It’s said that you don’t know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes. And you also don’t know what it’s like for older people to travel until you accompany one on a trip.
After flying with my elderly father from Washington, D.C. to L.A. in July, I began to realize that a companion has important tasks that can make a journey easier for older people. I booked non-stop tickets on JetBlue to avoid tiring, confusing connections, and we flew directly into small, manageable Long Beach Airport. Even though my father could walk, I arranged with the airline for wheelchair assistance, which meant we got on board first.
When I took him back to the airport for his return flight to Washington, I got permission from JetBlue to wait with him at the gate instead of saying goodbye at the security checkpoint. I wished he’d had a first-class seat and access to a comfortable airline club. Better yet, I wish I had flown with him both ways. As I watched the attendant wheel him to the lift that took him from the tarmac（飞机跑道）to the plane, I felt like an anxious mom sending her child to school for the first time.
Things can go awry on a plane trip. And then there is the horrifying story about Joe and Margie. When they landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a wheelchair attendant met them to help with a connection. But somehow Margie, who had Alzheimer’s disease, disappeared.
I didn’t need to worry about my father wandering away. At 82, his mind was sharper than mine. But his hearing was poor, so I worried about what would happen if he missed an important announcement. Fortunately, everything went just fine. Careful planning made the trip successful.
Next time I travel with a senior, I’ll know better. I hope there will be a next time.
24. Why did the man buy nonstop tickets?
A. His father was tired of flights.
B. He had important tasks to do.
C. He cared about his father.
D. His schedule was tight.
25. How did the author feel when seeing his father off?
A. Disappointed. B. Delighted. C. Worried. D. Sad.
26. What does the underlined part “go awry” probably mean?
A. be amused. B. carry on as usual.
C. live up to one’s expectation. D. be away from the correct course.
27. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Taking a trip does great good to seniors.
B. It is a pleasant experience to travel with seniors.
C. To have a long journey with seniors is unpractical.
D. A good arrangement ensures seniors to take a nice trip.
Although most hitchhikers (搭便车的人) are people, passers-by tend to ignore them because they are cautious about giving rides to strangers. But what will they do if they come across a hitchhiking robot? Will they take it to its destination or will they just leave the helpless machine by the wayside?
That is the answer Canadian professors, David Harris Smith and Frauke Zeller, who study the relationship between humans and technology, are seeking for after they came up with the idea of building a hitchhiking robot.
HitchBOT is built with cheap household items. Thanks to a PC tablet, GPS tracker and camera, hitchBOT not only can send its thoughts and pictures to the general public, but also can answer general questions and keep drivers entertained with small talks. The smart robot is even able to quote interesting facts about the areas it has passed through.
Not surprisingly, many people are doubtful about hitchBOT’s ability. Most people think the cute robot will be damaged by someone. Actually, they are all wrong. The robot hitchhiked all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia, a distance of 3,700 miles. It was first picked up on July 27th by an elderly couple. It not only reached its destination on August 21st, but also had some amazing adventures along the way. It visited national parks, went fishing, went camping, and even attended a wedding where it experienced its first dance and interrupted the bride’s speech.
In addition to helping it get to its destination, its Canadian fans have gone out to ensure its safety from covering the robot with a plastic cape (披肩) to help keep it dry to ensuring that it stays healthy with motor oil.
28. Why is the hitchhiking robot built?
A. To help passers-by reach their destinations.
B. To find out how people might react to it.
C. To see if it will give rides to strangers.
D. To entertain drivers on their way.
29. The hitchBOT can do all of the following except . .
A. talking with the driver B. dancing with people
C. sending its thoughts and pictures D. answering any question raised
30. How long did it take the hitchBOT to reach its destination?
A. Nearly a month. B. Over one month. C. Two months. D. One week.
31. What can we learn about the hitchBOT?
A. It was ignored by an elderly couple.
B. It didn’t meet with any danger along the way.
C. It experienced a long and amazing journey.
D. It will be put into the market quickly.
Supermarket shelves are filled with plant-based alternatives to cow milk, including soy, nut, and coconut milk. These products are popular with consumers who cannot drink cows’ milk for health reasons, as well as with those concerned about animal welfare and environmental sustainability. While the dairy-free(非乳制的) options work well with cereal or in coffee, they fail miserably when it comes to making milk-based products like cheese or yogurt. However, these shortcomings may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new company in California, which has figured out how to create animal-free milk in a laboratory!
Perumal Gandhi and Ryan Pandya founded the company in 2014 after becoming increasingly annoyed with the lack of cows’ milk-free alternatives, particularly for cheese. For Gandhi, who stopped consuming animal products five years earlier due to environmental and animal welfare concerns, the motivation to create a better alternative stemmed from his love of cheesy pizza. Pandya was spurred into taking action after being forced to eat some “really bad” dairy-free cream cheese on his sandwich.
The two MIT biomedical engineering scientists decided to join forces to create a more realistic alternative to dairy-based products. In their university lab, the pair spent nine months first isolating cow DNA then inserting it into yeast(酵母). This genetic modification enabled the yeast to produce the necessary milk proteins. The final step of the process involved mixing the proteins with some plant nutrients and fats.
The dairy-free milk not only tastes like the real thing but is also healthier, has a longer shelf life and, most important of all, is Earth friendly. According to the company’s website, when compared to conventional milk production, their process uses 65% less energy, creates 84% less greenhouse gas emissions and requires 91% less land and an amazing 98% less water! Best of all, since it contains real milk proteins, the product behaves like the cow-produced version, which means vegetarian consumers will no longer have to deal with soggy cheese on their sandwiches and pizzas.
The company plans to bring their creation to market later this year and their first product will most likely be cheese since there are already numerous good cows’ milk alternatives available to consumers.
32. The underlined word "those" in paragraph 1 refers to_______.
A. alternatives B. people C. products D. reasons
33. The company’s founders were motivated to make the new product because of_______.
A. their deep concern for the environment
B. their worry that farm animals were poorly treated
C. the over-consumption of the dairy-based products
D. the poor taste of dairy-free cheese presently available
34. What can be inferred from paragraph 4?
A. The dairy-free products cannot be stored for a long time.
B. The new products will taste better than dairy-based ones.
C. Cow farming causes considerable environmental damage.
D. The dairy-free milk will be more expensive than cow’s milk.
35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. Healthier Cheese B. New Milk Saves Planet
C. Fresher Milk, Better Future D. Making Milk without Cows
Many people think of guys as being carefree when it comes to their appearance. But in fact, a lot of guys spend plenty of time in front of the mirror. They care just as much as girls do about their body image.
Body image is a person’s opinions and feelings about his or her own body and physical appearance. 36 You appreciate your body for its capabilities and accept its imperfections.
37 Here are some ideas.
Recognize your strengths.
Different body types are good for different things. What does your body do well? Maybe your speed, strength, or coordination makes you better than others at a certain sport. That may be basketball, table tennis, mountain biking, dancing, or even running. Or perhaps you have non-sports skills, like drawing, painting, singing, playing a musical instrument, writing, or acting. 38 .
Exercise can help you look well and feel good about yourself. Good physiques (体形) don’t just happen. 39 A healthy habit can be as simple as exercising 20 minutes to 1 hour three days a week. Working out can also lift your spirits.
Respect your body.
Practicing good habits - regular showering; taking care of your teeth, hair, and skin; wearing clean clothes, and so on can help you build a positive body image.
Your body is just one part of who you are. Your talent for comedy, a quick wit (智慧), and all the other things make you unique. So try not to let small imperfections take over.
A. Be yourself.
B. Just explore talents that you feel good about.
C. So, what can you do to develop a positive body image?
D. Use this as an opportunity to discover what you’re good at.
E. The good news is that self-image and body image can be changed.
F. They take hard work, regular workouts, and a healthy diet.
G. Having a positive body image means feeling satisfied with the way you look.
It was already half past seven and I was running late again for the dinner appointment with my wife, Eleanor. We had 41 to meet at the restaurant at seven o'clock. I felt a little uneasy, but to my 42 ，I had a good excuse：A business meeting had 43 and I'd wasted no time getting to the dinner.
When I arrived at the 44 ，I apologized and told Eleanor I didn't mean to be late. She screamed, “You never mean to.” Well，I 45 tell she was angry. “I'm sorry but it was not 46 ，”I said. Then I told her about the business meeting. 47 ，my explanation seemed to make things worse，which started to drive 48 mad as well.
Several weeks later, when I 49 the situation to my friend Ken Hardy, he smiled, “You 50 a classic mistake. You're stuck 51 your own way of thinking. You didn't 52 to be late. But that's not the point. What is 53 in your communication is how your lateness affected Eleanor.” He pointed out that I focused on the intention 54 Eleanor focused on the result. Thus， 55 of us felt misunderstood and crazy.
Thinking more about Ken's words, I 56 recognized the root cause of such disagreement. It's the result of the action that really 57 . I should have started the conversation by expressing 58 my actions affected Eleanor and 59 the discussions about my intention for later，much later and even never.
Later on，after talking to Eleanor and really 60 her experience of the results of my lateness，I've managed to be on time a lot more frequently.
41．A. started B．agreed C．continued D．managed
42．A. relief B．surprise C．regret D．sorrow
43．A. broken out B．closed down C．faded away D．run over
44．A. house B．room C．restaurant D．supermarket
45．A. could B．must C．will D．might
46．A. movable B．comfortable C．acceptable D．avoidable
47．A. However B．Therefore C．Moreover D．Otherwise
48．A. her B．him C．me D．them
49．A. spread B．wrote C．translated D．described
50．A. knew B．made C．found D．took
51．A. in B．beyond C．for D．against
52．A. need B．prove C．pretend D．intend
53．A. funny B．important C．possible D．simple
54．A. while B．after C．until D．unless
55．A. all B．none C．both D．neither
56．A. usually B．merely C．hardly D．gradually
57．A. inspires B．matters C．improves D．challenges
58．A. how B．why C．when D．what
59．A. compared B．reported C．finished D．saved
60．A. showing B．satisfying C．understanding D．destroying
第II卷 （非选择题 满分50分）
There is a tradition in my school that when the College Entrance Examination is less than a month away, students in the 61 (low) grades, from Senior 1 to Senior 2, all gather together on the ground in front of the teaching building and cheer on the Senior 3 students who are standing upstairs. It wasn't until I 62 (person) took part in the activity that I understood the real 63 (mean) of it.
I was in Senior 2 at the time. 64 that special night, all the Senior 3 students stood in the corridors (走廊) and looked down at the younger students below. 65 (vary) cheers started to resound throughout the school, wave after wave. “Believe in yourself! You deserve to win！”
66 (see) everyone's smiling faces around me, I thought of 67 famous quote from the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau: What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Soon it will be my turn to 68 (bless) in this way, 69 also means I will have to say goodbye to my school. Sad as it will be, being cheered on by so many students will still be one of the brightest 70 (time) of my life.
In my childhood, my parent sent me to learn Chinese calligraphy, believed that it could benefit me a lot. Therefore, things were quite contrary to their expectations. Not only do I get bored with hours of practice but also I doubted the value of it. Nevertheless, when I entered into high school, it became a fantasy way for me to relax.
Judging from my own experience, I want to say a little words to those who have the same trouble like I did. Do not refuse learn a skill when they are young, as in the long run you will find it helpful.