1. Where are the speakers?
A. In a bookstore. B. In a library. C. In a classroom.
2. What does the man think of the movie last night?
A. It is moving. B. It is interesting. C. It is disappointing.
3. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Tell Nancy to return the key. B. Give back the key. C. Find the key.
4. Where is the man going first?
A. To his home. B. To a stadium. C. To his office.
5. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. Who will look after Ken.
B. When the woman will take a vacation.
C. How the woman will deal with her cat.
6. Where will the speakers meet on Sunday?
A. In a park. B. In a restaurant. C. In a cinema.
7. What do we know about the woman?
A. She stays up late on weekends.
B. She cooks breakfast every day.
C. She gets up at noon on Sundays.
8. What musical instrument does the man’s sister play?
A. The piano. B. The guitar. C. The violin.
9. What does the man mean in the end?
A. The woman plays the guitar well.
B. The woman sings better than him.
C. The woman has little talent for music.
10. What is the man’s problem?
A. He doesn’t get on with his boss.
B. He can’t finish a report on time.
C. He s had a stressful life recently.
11. When does the man plan to have a yoga class?
A. In the morning. B. During the lunch break. C. In the evening.
12. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Co-workers. B. Doctor and patient. C. Husband and wife.
13. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A supermarket.
B. Their shopping experiences.
C. The shopping places in the UK.
14. Which of the following came first?
A. Supermarkets. B. High street stores. C. Shopping centers.
15. How many stores does the Metrocenter have?
A. 10,000. B. 2,008. C. 342.
16. What unusual thing does the Metrocenter have?
A. A church. B. An amusement park. C. The biggest sports center.
17. What did Cameron sell online?
A. Invitation cards. B. Toys. C. Vegetables.
18. When did Adam start his business?
A. At the age of 25. B. At the age of 14. C. At the age of 7.
19. Who gave Adam advice at the start of his business?
A. His parents. B. His teachers. C. His friends.
20. What is Adam’s main business?
A. To protect children online.
B. To introduce products to teenagers.
C. To make suggestions on advertisements.
Buttons are found on all sorts of clothing. They are usually small and round and made of metal or plastic. They fasten, or connect, one piece of clothing to another. They make sure your clothes don’t fall off. When we are speaking or writing m English, buttons can be just as useful.
Men or women often wear button-down clothes to the office. Button-down as an adjective means to be conservative（保守的）or traditional. People who are described as buttoned-down stay close as possible to the normal way of dressing and behaving. They don’t wear crazy clothing or do unusual things. People and events can both be described as buttoned-down.
If someone is buttoned-up, he or she seems very business-like. In personal relationships, a buttoned-up person is cold and standoffish, meaning they physically and emotionally keep away from others. Buttoned-up people are not warm or friendly. And they do not share their inner thoughts and feelings with others.
In the expression “button up”, button is a verb. It means to stop talking. Now, let’s say you find yourself buttonholed in a conversation at a party. The person just keeps talking and talking and talking! Finally, you can’t take it any longer. You tell the person to button it! This is a direct, but unacceptable way of saying “stop talking”. Button you lip is another equally rude but effective to stop a person who talks too much.
Another kind of difficult person is someone who pushes your buttons. To push someone’s buttons means to know exactly how to get that person angry or upset. People who like to push other people s buttons usually do it for selfish reasons. First they find a person’s weak point. Then they use it to upset him.
21. Which of the following best describes button-down clothes?
A. Comfortable B. Attractive C. Formal D. Loose
22. What does the underlined part “button it” in Paragraph 4 mean?
A. Cheer up! B. Calm down! C. Turn away! D. Shut up!
23. What does a person want to do if he pushes your buttons?
A. Help you out. B. Make you suffer.
C. Show he knows you well. D. Point out your weak points.
We all know that exercise is good for your health. But some kinds of exercise may be better than others.
Running, for example, may help to protect against heart disease and other health problems. Running may also help you live longer. Researchers say it is not important how far you run. It also does not matter how fast or even how often you run. As advertisements for the running shoes Nike say, “Just Do It.”
Recently researchers studied more than 55,000 adults. About one-fourth of the adults reported running regularly. The study found these runners were considerably less likely than non-runners to die of any form of disease, including heart disease. In fact, the runners lived, on average, three years longer than the non-runners.
This study lasted 15 years. During that time, more than 3,400 of the individuals died. About 1.200 of the deaths were linked to heart disease, hear, attack or stroke.
One of the researchers is a man named D.C. Lee, a professor of Iowa State University Compared to non-runners, he said, runners showed a much lower risk of dying from some diseases. “Compared to non-runners, runners showed 30 percent lower risk of death by any causes, including heart attack, stroke and cancer. Also, runners compared to non-runners showed 45 percent lower risk of death by cardiovascular diseases（心血管疾病）, including heart attack and stroke.”
D. C. Lee and the other researchers found that speed, distance and how often one runs made little difference in reducing the risk of death. The runners in the study averaged between 10 and 16 kilometers per hour. Mr Lee said slower runners and those who only ran once or twice a week were helped nearly as much as those who ran faster and further. “And also we looked at the inning over time and we found that persistent runners（over six years）showed the biggest benefits, as well.”
24. What does the author mean by quoting Nike’s ad “Just Do it”?
A. It’s time for you to start running.
B. Nike has always kept its promise.
C. You have to run as fast as possible.
D. Running docs you good whatever its form.
25. The researchers got the results of their study mainly by .
A. analyzing data B. having interviews
C. doing experiments D. doing field survey
26. What can we learn from Paragraph 5?
A. Heart disease is the biggest killer of mankind.
B. Runners are generally healthier than non-runners.
C. Heart disease has killed more people than cancer.
D. Running greatly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
27. What can we know according to Mr Lee?
A. Slower runners and faster runners benefit equally from running.
B. You can benefit most if your speed is over 10km per hour.
C. You must control your speed properly while running.
D. The further you run, the more benefits you will get.
I was wandering around the Albuquerque International Support airport. My flight had been delayed and I heard an announcement: “If anyone near Gate A-4 understands Arabic（阿拉伯语）, please come to the gate immediately.” Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman was crumpled（蜷缩成一团的）on the floor, crying loud. In her traditional Palestinian dress, she reminded me of my grandmother.
“Talk to her,” urged the flight agent. “We told her the flight was going to be late, and she did this.”
I bent over to put my arm around the woman and spoke uncertainly. “Shu-dow-a, shu-bid-uck, habibti? Stanischway, min fadlick, shu-bit-se-wee?” She stopped crying. She thought the flight had been called off. She needed to be in El Paso for a medical treatment the next day. I said, “You’ll get there, just late. Who is picking you up? Let’s call him.”
We called her son. In English, I told him that I would stay with his mother until we got on the plane. She talked with him. Then we called her other sons just for fun. Then we called my dad and they spoke for a while in Arabic and found out that they had several shared friends. After that, I called some Palestinian poets I knew and let them chat with her.
She was, laughing a lot but then, patting my knee and answering questions. She pulled a bag of homemade cookies filled with dates and nuts and topped with sugar from her bag and offered them to the people at the gate. To my amazement, no one declined. It was like a sacrament（圣餐）. The traveler from Argentina, the mom from California, the lovely woman from Laredo--- We were all smiling, covered with the same sugar.
I looked around the gate and thought. This is the world I want to live in, one with no anxiety. This can still happen anywhere, I thought. Not everything is lost.
28. What can we learn about the author?
A. Her father was a relative of the older woman
B. She took the same flight with the older woman.
C. She was highly skilled in speaking Arabic.
D. Her grandmother saw her off at the airport.
29. Why did the old woman burst into tears at the boarding gate?
A. She thought she couldn’t make it for her treatment.
B. Her flight was called off because of bad weather.
C. She couldn’t make herself Hilly understood.
D. Her flight ticket seemed to have got lost.
30. Which words can best describe the author?
A. Outstanding and generous B. Clever and brave
C. Patient and creative D. Warm-hearted and thoughtful
What If We Don’t Get Along?
Teachers want to get along with you and enjoy seeing you learn. But teachers and students sometimes have personality clashes（人格冲突）. 31 If you show your teacher that you want to make the situation better, he or she will probably do everything possible to make that happen. Take these steps if the problem seems difficult to solve:
1. Talk to an adult you trust, such as a parent, guidance counselor, or both.
2. 32 You may not feel immediately comfortable with your teachers, but that may change as you get to know one another.
3. If you’ve given it time, talk with your parents about what to do next. Lots of times, a meeting can be set up to discuss the problem. 33 Everyone’s goal should be to create trust and kindness.
Your relationship with your teachers is often your first chance to develop a “business relationship”. They are different from your family relationships and friendships, which are built on affection and love. 34 But they don’t necessarily need to be good friends or like each other a lot. They simply need to respect one another, be polite, and stay focused on the jobs at hand.
When you act this way, and remember that you’re not the only kid in the class, you are
helping your teacher. 35 Teachers also like it when students follow directions and when they learn and obey the rules of the classroom. For instance, there may be rules about listening when another student is talking, about taking turns, or about raising your hand when you want to say something or ask a question.
A. Give it time.
B. This can happen between any two people.
C. This may clear the air and make things better.
D. Your teacher is likely to notice this and appreciate it.
E. Therefore, those teachers rarely show respect towards their students.
F. A teacher cannot necessarily answer all the questions his students ask.
G. In a business relationship, both parties get something out of the relationship.
I was having a period of bad health. I had one operation after another. I was falling 36 faster than the doctors could put me back together. But I just couldn’t bear the operation, the hospital stay, the long recovery and the physical therapy（康复治疗）. I told my doctor I was going to try 37 else.
I’d discovered that walking gave me a little 38 . So I started walking. The first day, my wife 39 off our steep Silver Lake hill to a flat street. She got me out of the car, and I walked about two blocks 40 asking to be taken home. The next day, I walked about four 41 .
Slowly, feeling a little 42 every day, I began to walk a mile or more. I even 43 some hills to my route. I became interested in the network of public stairways around Silver Lake I made a 44 of it and walked every public staircase in Silver Lake. That went pretty well, so I 45 onto Echo Park. I was feeling better, so I kept going. The search finally 46 “Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles’ a book _47 in the spring of 2010. By then, I had 48 . I’d been walking at least an hour a day for three years. My life 49 returned to normal.
In three years of walks, I’ve met dozens of people who’d had 50 experiences of rebirth or recovery. One man told me he’d lost 80 pounds walking the secret stairs and was dating for the first time in a decade. One woman told me she’d 51 knee operation. Another told me she’d been 52 to start ballroom dancing again.
All I’d 53 from the walks was relief from pain. What I got was 54 , community and a whole new experience of my city. Out of the car, on my feet and moving at walking pace, I 55 Los Angeles for the first time.
36. A. away B. apart C. asleep D. about
37 A. everything B. nothing C. something D. anything
38. A. courage B. confidence C. relief D. delight
39. A. drove B. took C. set D. gave
40. A. then B. before C. until D. while
41. A. miles B. kilometers C. blocks D. streets
42. A. happier B. calmer C. faster D. stronger
43. A. found B. added C. challenged D. climbed
44. A. review B. search C. goal D. task
45. A. moved B. worked C. carried D. brought
46. A. put into B. knocked into C. broke into D. turned into
47. A. bought B. formed C. published D. created
48. A. picked up B. brought up C. went up D. kept up
49. A. generally B. recently C. gradually D. effectively
50. A. same B. particular C. extra D. similar
51. A. received B. avoided C. suffered D. stood
52. A. able B. worried C. likely D. anxious
53. A. benefited B. attempted C. dreamed D. sought
54. A. home B. neighborhood C. success D. friendship
55. A. caught sight of B. thought highly of C. fell in love with D. settled down in
There are various festivals throughout the world, festivals to satisfy and please the 56 (ancestor), to honor some famous people or important events, and 57 (express) people’s thanks to the God 58 bringing them harvest. For example, in Mexico people observe the Day of the Dead in early November, 59 people eat food in the shape of skulls and cakes with “bones” on them. In India, October 2 is 60 national festival to honour Mohandas Gandhi who helped India become a(n) 61 (depend) country. And in China, the Spring Festival, which 62 (celebrate) in January or February, is the most 63 (energy) and important because it is a festival that looks forward to the coming of spring. 64 are there all these festivals? Because during the festivals, people can get together to eat, drink and have fun with each other, 65 (forget) all the daily struggle and demands for a while.
参考词汇：甬剧 Ningbo Opera
May I have your attention, please?
Thanks for listening!
Have you heard an old saying “The grass looks greener on the other side of the fence”? It means other places often look better, more interesting than the place where you live. “Let’s go to KFC for dinner and then watch some Japanese cartoons!” We all know it: more and more Chinese kids love American and Japanese food and movies. Some people worry that young Chinese are beginning to feel that way. They see young Chinese ignoring（忽视）Chinese culture and, instead, buying Japanese cartoon books, watching Korean soap operas and even celebrating western holidays.
Foreign books and soap operas are good, but Chinese writers and actors are just as good. As for holidays, Christmas is nice, but it can never have the meaning for Chinese that Spring Festival has, and the West has nothing to compare with the Mid-Autumn Festival. China has lots of cool things in its culture: calligraphy, Beijing Opera, quick meals on the streets, and even Jay Chou! And let’s not forget the part of Chinese culture I like best: its friendliness. Not all countries are as warm as China.
It’s good to enjoy other cultures and learn from them, but they can never replace your own culture. It’s good to look on the other side of the fence, but make sure you take a good long took. You will find that the grass isn’t always greener.
Although some people become worried about that, I don’t think they should. Will we get more powerful without learning from other countries? Will Chinese people live more happily without American fast food? Besides, it’s fun to learn about different cultures. Chinese kids can learn about other cultures and have fun, but they also need to learn more about their own culture. Be proud of Chinese culture and of being Chinese!
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21－23 CDB 24－27 DAD A 28－30 BAD
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May I have your attention please? Our school has invited a famous Ningbo Opera actor, Mr. Chen Ming, to give a lecture. The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday afternoon in the school lecture hall. Mr. Chen will talk about the history and development of Ningbo Opera in his lecture. If you want to learn about Ningbo local culture, don’t miss this chance. You will definitely find it fun and more than fun. Be sure to come on time!
Thanks for listening!
Many young Chinese prefer foreign items, considering them to be better.（要点1）Nevertheless, Chinese culture is equally good, colorful and even more meaningful, such as its festivals, calligraphy and friendliness.（要点2）Foreign cultures, which are not always good, can never replace your own culture.（要点3）In a word, Chinese kids just need to learn more’ and take pride in Chinese culture while enjoying other cultures.（要点4）