1. What’s the woman going to do this Saturday?
A. Stay at home. B. Visit her uncle. C. Go ice-skating.
2. When will the speakers probably have a meeting?
A. On Wednesday. B. On Thursday. C. On Friday.
3. What is the man’s hobby?
A. Reading books. B. Collecting coins. C. Listening to music.
4. How does the woman go to work now?
A. By underground. B. By bus. C. By car.
5. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Neighbors. B. Coworkers. C. Husband and wife.
6. What does the man want the woman to do?
A. Pick him up on Thursday. B. Buy his mother a gift. C. Take care of his cat.
7. How many days will the man be away?
A. 2 days. B. 5 days. C. 7 days.
8. Where did the woman stay during the holiday?
A. In a hotel. B. In a guesthouse. C. At a camp site.
9. What did the woman do?
A. She went camping. B. She went swimming. C. She went walking.
10. How does the woman feel about the holiday?
A. Tiring. B. Relaxing. C. Surprising.
11. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A class. B. A party. C. A game.
12. What is the woman’s suggestion?
A. Practicing every day. B. Wearing comfortable shoes. C. Preparing money for the drink.
13. What time will the two speakers meet tomorrow evening?
A. At 6:15. B. At 6:30. C. At 7:30.
14. What’s the announcement mainly about?
A. After-school activities. B. Weather conditions. C. Schedule changes.
15. From which place will the special-activity bus leave?
A. Outside the main office. B. The east parking lot. C. The snow bus stop.
16. What should a parent do if he picks up his child?
A. Sign out his child. B. Phone the teacher. C. Wait at the activity center.
From Warren 17
Message Lost a 18 wallet with $200, a family photo and a 19 card.
Seat number was Row 20 , Seat 7.
Americans think that ice cream is as American as baseball and apple pie. 21 ice cream was known long before America was discovered.
The Roman emperor Nero may have made a kind of ice cream. He hired hundreds of men to bring snow and ice from the mountains. He used it 22 cold drinks. Traveler Marco Polo 23 back recipes（配方）for frozen milk from China.
Hundreds of years later, ice cream reached England. It is said 24 Charles I enjoyed it very much. Today ice cream
25 throughout the world. Americans eat more than two billion quarts a year.
21. A. So B. And C. But
22. A. make B. to make C. making
23. A. bring B. brings C. brought
24. A. that B. why C. if
25. A. knew B. is known C. was known
“BANG!” the door caused a reverberation(回声). It was just standing there, with Father standing on one side, and I on the other side.
We were 26 in great anger. “Never get into this house again!” cried Father. 27 tears in my eyes, I rushed out of the house and ran along the street. The street lights were shining, causing rather sad feelings. My heart was frozen on this hot summer night. I walked aimlessly.
A young father who held a child in his arms 28 past me．I felt as if I saw my childhood from another space: happy and carefree.
But now… I don’t know 29 it is because I have grown up or because dad is getting old. We differ in our ways of thinking. We are just like two people coming from two different worlds. It feels like there 30 an iron door between us that can never be opened.
26. A. both B. all C. either
27. A. By B. To C. With
28. A. walk B. walked C. is walking
29. A. when B. if C. whether
30. A. is B. was C. be
John graduated from a key university and he was very good at his major（专业）. He wished to find a good job. One day, he went to a company to apply for a job. He got the news in a newspaper. He did some research on this company. When he was 31 , everything went well. The manager asked him some questions and he answered them 32 . John was very satisfied with his performances and was very 33 that he could get the job.
But at that moment, the manager’s phone 34 . He picked up the phone, listened and nodded. And then he turned around and said to John, “Sorry, I want to get some important information now. Please give me the book with the red 35 on that desk.” John looked around and found 3 books on the desk, 36 John went to the desk, took one book and handed it to him 37 . Holding the book, the manager 38 the phone and said，“Sorry, we cannot give the job to you.” John was 39 and wondered why. The manager said, “There are three 40 . First, when you came into the office room, I found that the third button on your shirt had been missing. Second, there are three books with red covers on that desk, but you didn’t ask me which one I needed and you took one randomly. Third, I was answering the call. You should 41 to the desk to save time. These 42 showed you are not a careful person.” Therefore, John didn’t get the job.
We can learn a(n) 43 from John’s experience. Some people don’t 44 the details in our life. But it is the details that 45 .
A. told B. interviewed C. checked D. questioned
A. immediately B. slowly C. generally D. fluently
33. A. thankful B. excited C. confident D. lucky
34. A. lost B. answered C. rang D. called
35. A. cover B. picture C. character D. mark
36. A. so B. or C. also D. but
37. A. eagerly B. politely C. purposely D. slowly
38. A. searched for B. picked up C. held on D. hung up
39. A. surprised B. helpless C. disappointed D. worried
40. A. methods B. results C. collections D. reasons
41. A. go B. run C. walk D. move
42. A. parts B. facts C. details D. stories
43. A. subject B. idea C. skill D. lesson
44. A. mind B. mention C. ignore D. provide
45. A. trouble B. count C. interest D. impress
We all love bubbles. They float through the air like little glass balls, shining with colors and light.
You can make bubbles with dishwashing soap and a paper cup. Soap makes the water stick together in a round shape. The bubbles you blow will be really big!
Here’s what you will need:
• A large bowl
• A spoon
• 4 cups of water
• 5 tablespoons of
• A pair of scissors
• A paper cup
Follow these steps（步骤）to make bubbles:
1. Fill the bowl with the water.
2. Add the dishwashing soap into the water and mix them together.
3. Cut a small hole in the bottom of the paper cup. This is the hole that you will blow through.
4. Dip the top rim of the cup into the soapy water. Slowly lift
the cup out of the bowl. There should be a thin “window” of soapy water filling the open space of the cup.
5. Slowly put your mouth up to the hole in the bottom of the cup. Gently blow air through the hole. A big bubble will rise into the air!
For a party, you can make a bowl of soapy water and a paper cup bubble-blower for each friend. If your friends do step 4 and 5 again and again, just think of how many bubbles you can make together!
46. What is the passage mainly about?
A. People can make bubble-blowers.
B. Bubbles are shining with colors.
C. It is easy to make big bubbles.
D. Everyone loves big bubbles.
47. Which step tells you to add dishwashing soap into the water?
A. Step 1. B. Step 2. C. Step 3. D. Step 4.
48. Which is NOT used to make bubbles?
A. A paper cup. B. A little glass ball.
C. A large bowl. D. A pair of scissors.
49. To blow more bubbles, which two steps should you do again?
A. 1 and 2. B. 2 and 3. C. 3 and 4. D. 4 and 5.
When I was about 12, I had an “enemy”, a girl who liked to point out my shortcomings（缺点）. Week by week her list grew: I was very thin; I wasn’t a good student; I talked too much; I was too proud, and so on. At last, I couldn’t stand it. I cried and ran to my father. He listened to me quietly. Then he asked, “Sweetie, are the things she says true or not? Didn’t you ever wonder what you are really like? Well, you now have that girl’s opinion. Go and make a list of everything she said and find out the points that are true. Pay no attention to the other things she said.”
I did as he told. To my surprise, I discovered that about half the things were true. Some of them I couldn’t change (like being very thin), but a good number I could and suddenly I wanted to change. For the first time I got a fairly clear picture of myself.
I brought the list back to Daddy. He refused to take it. “It’s just the case for you,” he said, “you know better than anyone the truth about yourself. But you have to learn to listen, not just close your ears in anger and feeling hurt. When something said about you is true, you’ll find it will be of great help to you. Our world is full of people who think they know your duty. Don’t shut your ears, listen to them all, but hear the truth only and do what you know is right to do.”
Daddy’s advice has returned to me at many important moments. In my life, I’ve never had a better piece of advice.
50. What did the writer’s father do after he heard her complaints（抱怨）?
A. He told her not to pay attention to what her “enemy” had said.
B. He told her to write down all her “enemy” had said about her.
C. He let her get on well with her “enemy”.
D. He agreed with her “enemy”.
51. The writer felt________ when she did the things as her father had told her.
A. surprised B. angry C. disappointed D. sad
52. Which of the following can we know from the passage?
A. The writer and her “enemy” became best friends at last.
B. The “enemy” thought the writer studied hard.
C. The “enemy” thought the writer was pretty.
D. The writer is thankful to her father.
53. Which of the following can be the best title of the passage?
A. What People Say About You Is Always Right
B. The Best Advice I Ever Had
C. A Serious Criticism（批评）
D. My Parents
I know what you’re thinking: pizza? For breakfast? But the truth is that you can have last night’s leftovers in the a. m. if you want to.
I know lots of women who skip breakfast（不吃早餐）, and they have a ton of different excuses for doing it. Some say they don’t have time. Others think they’re “saving” calories（卡路里）, still others just don’t like breakfast food.
But the bottom line is that eating in the morning is very important when you’re trying to lose weight. “Eating just about anything from 300 to 400 calories would be better than nothing at all,” says Katherine Brooking, R. D., who developed the super-easy eating plan for this year’s “SELF CHALLENGE”. And even pizza can be healthy if it’s loaded with vegetables, and you stick to one small piece.
Breakfast is one meal I never miss, and the same goes for most weight loss success stories. Research shows that eating breakfast keeps you from overeating later in the day. Researchers at the University of Southern California found that breakfast skippers have a bigger chance of gaining weight than those who regularly have a morning meal.
So eat something in the morning, anything. I know plenty of friends who end up having no breakfast altogether, and have just coffee or orange juice. I say, try heating up last night’s leftovers -- it may sound crazy, but if it works for you, do it! I find if I tell myself, “You can always eat it tomorrow,” I put away the leftovers instead of eating more that night. Try it…you may save yourself some pre-bedtime calories. And watch your body gain the fat-burning effects.
54. The word “leftovers” in Paragraph 1 probably means ____.
A. meals made of vegetables B. things left undone
C. food left after a meal D. pizza with fruit
55. What can we infer from the text?
A. Working women usually have breakfast in a hurry.
B. Many people have wrong ideas about breakfast.
C. There are some easy ways of cooking a meal.
D. Eating vegetables helps save energy.
56. According to the last paragraph, it is important to_______.
A. eat something for breakfast B. be careful about what you eat
C. heat up food before eating it D. eat calorie-controlled food
57. The text is written mainly for those_____________.
A. who go to work early B. who want to lose weight
C. who stay up late D. who eat before sleep
Helen Monson has always been interested in helping her community. Her first volunteer experience was for the American Red Cross when she was in high school. When she was a school teacher, she also found time to volunteer.
After she retired, she started volunteering to help the old. When her father was older, he was not able to see as well as he used to, which made her sad because he had always enjoyed reading. She decided it would be fun to read to elderly people in her community. She also helped one woman write her stories. Ann was almost 100 years old, and Helen wrote down information about her life when she visited her. She put the information in a book and got it published. Ann was very excited to share her life story with her children and grandchildren.
After a hurricane （飓风）destroyed some southern cities, Helen volunteered again for the American Red Cross. She prepared food and answered phones in a care centre.
One day Helen read an article in the newspaper about refu gees（难民）who needed to learn English. Now, she meets once a week with Sahra, a 38-year-old woman from Somalia. Helen gave Sahra a camera and asked her to take pictures of her daily life. In the end, they wrote a book together and used the photos in the book. This helped Sahra learn many new words about her everyday life.
Helen says, “The most rewarding part of volunteer work is becoming friends with the people I help. They enrich my life as well as I enrich theirs.”
58. When was Helen’s first volunteer experience for the American Red Cross? (2分)
59. What did Helen do after she retired? (2分)
60. Why was Ann excited when her book got published? (2分)
61. What kind of person is Helen? (2分)