1. What does the man want to do?
A. Eat dinner. B. Watch a movie. C. Get some ice cream.
2. What does the man suggest they do together?
A. Learn to draw animals. B. Raise a pet. C. Go to the zoo.
3. What does the woman watch at night sometimes?
A. The news. B. The films. C. The music programs.
4. What does the man think of math?
A. It’s interesting. B. It’s confusing. C. It makes him smarter.
5. When is Peter’s birthday?
A. Monday. B. Saturday. C. Sunday.
6. What’s wrong with the man?[来源:学|科|网Z|X|X|K]
A. His team didn’t win. B. He hit the ball too hard. C. He didn’t sleep well.
7. How many games did the man play?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
8. What did the woman see on the first day?
A. Hyde Park. B. The British Museum. C. London Zoo.
9. Why does the wom an probably think English people like tea?
A. They sell it in the street. B. It’s better for their health. C. It rains so much there.
10. What was Andrew like at the concert?
A. Nervous. B. Calm. C. Excited.
11. How did Andrew perform?
A. He didn’t make any mistakes.
B. He made a lot of mistakes.
C. He made some little mistakes.
12. How does the woman feel now?
A. A little worried. B. Pretty sad. C. Quite glad.
13. What are the speakers discussing?
A. The education in America. B. The choice of clubs. C. High school life.
14. What team was the woman on in high school?
A. Tennis. B. Swimming. C. Basketball.
15. Where was the woman the last year?
A. In Canada. B. In Japan. C. In America.
16. What would the woman like to do in the future?
A. Start rowing again. B. Go running around a lake. C. Go swimming in a river.
17. Where will the students go?
A. A theater. B. A big park. C. A zoo.
18. Which of the following has displays from different countries?
A. The Japanese Tea Garden. B. The House of Flowers. C. The De Young Museum.
19. What is in the Japanese Tea Garden?
A. A small lake. B. A concert hall. C. An art gallery.
20. Where is Golden Gate Park?
A. In the countryside. B. Close to the city. C. In the middle of the city.
When Buffett was asked about the secret to his success, he said that he read every day—500 pages, to be exact. Unfortunately, if you’re already working 9-5, you might not have the time to read at all, let alone an entire book a day. But if you want to make some changes in your life, the following 4 most-read books on self-improvement may help you start.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living written by Dale Carnegie
Are you wondering why you can’t stop worrying about something? No matter how hard you try, do you focus on the same problem? By finding out the reason of your stress, you can overcome this. In this book Carnegie came up with some effective ways that can help you stop worrying about the same thing again.
Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do written by Amy Morin
You can’t escape bad luck in life. But you can change how you react to it. Do you struggle to overcome your failures? Or think about things out of your control? This book will help you overcome these difficulties, which can have a great effect on your everyday life.
How Will You Measure Your Life written by Clayton Christensen
This book will give you some suggestions on how to balance your work and your life. What would make you happier at work? Perhaps a little more money or more admiration from others is what you want. Although career success can be satisfying, ignoring your family and friends can be harmful.
Finding Your Element written by Ken Robinson
This world often wants us to follow a certain life plan. If you don’t know what your passion is, it just means you haven’t discovered it yet. Or maybe it just disappeared early in life. This book will help find out how you can get away from the world’s strict rules and find your real passion in life.
21. Whose book can help you if you can’t stop worrying about things?
A. Amy Morin’s
B. Dale Carnegie’s
C. Ken Robinson’s
D. Clayton Christensen’s
22. If one of your friends doesn’t know how to balance his work and life, you could suggest him reading .
A. Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
B. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
C. Finding Your Element
D. How Will You Measure Your Life
23. What’s the best title of this passage?
A. Four Books Interest You
B. Four Books Occupy Your Free Time
C. Four Books Change Your Life
D. Four Books Help You Relax
Six Chinese survived the legendary tragedy of the RMS Titanic (泰坦尼克号), but disappeared soon after. Now a British director, Arthur Jones, will uncover their stories and histories of discrimination(歧视).
There were eight Chinese between the ages of 24 and 37 on the Titanic, boiler workers sharing one 59-pound third-class ticket, according to the record of Titanic Cruise Line, but only six survived from its sinking. When they arrived in the United States, they were not helped, like the other 705 survivors. Instead they were forced to leave the country within 24 hours, because of the Chinese Exclusion Act(排华法案) signed in 1882.
Some westerners questioned the six Chinese survivors as stowaways(偷渡者) and claimed that they survived because they secretly climbed on the lifeboat or dressed as women to board lifeboats. But Jones believes they did not do anything shameful in order to survive the disaster after visiting foreign files, museums and cooperating with American and Chinese historians. This is not only a story about the survivors of Titanic, but also a story of a group of brave Chinese people exploring the outside world at that time, he said.
To restore(还原) their ignored stories, Jones and his team found the son of Fang Lang, one of the Chinese survivors , in Wisconsin, US. In May, Jones will visit Taishan city in south China’s Guangzhou province, recorded as the survivors’ hometown. The filmmakers also established a website, whoarethesix.com, for more clues.
Ordinarily, people think of Titanic as a story of rich white people, but don’t know there were people from all over the world, including Chinese. Their stories are never told, Jones said.
24. Why did some westerners question the six Chinese as stowaways and claimed they dressed as women to board lifeboats?
A. Because they thought highly of their contribution to the Titanic.
B. Because they just looked down upon Chinese at that time.
C. Because they were not satisfied with the service the six provided.
D. Because they thought the six were not gentlemen.
25. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?
A. Jones holds an opinion that the six did something against the law.
B. The six Chinese’s stories have never been told before.
C. There were 8 Chinese between the ages of 24 and 37 on the Titanic.
D. The six Chinese were forced to leave within one day after they landed in US.
26. What does the underlined word “established” in the fourth paragraph mean?
A. look for B. set up C. work out D. pick up
27. What’s the author’s purpose of writing this passage?
A. To share some specific details of the tragedy of the RMS Titanic.
B. To honor the brave heroes who passed away in the terrible accident.
C. To tell us a British director will uncover the stories of 6 Chinese Titanic survivors.
D. To tell some history stories in which westerns looked down upon Chinese.
Campus diversity(校园多样性) is drying up in US universities. The number of international students studying at higher learning institutions in the US had been increasing. However, at the beginning of the 2016 school year, it dropped by 10,000, according to a recent report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Today, the US is home to 1.1 million foreign students enrolled at universities, colleges, and junior colleges.
Statistics show that foreign student enrollment (入学) in US dropped due to the costs of US higher education, the changing social and political climate, competition from institutions in other countries, and students’ concerns about finding a job in the US after graduation. However, Australia and Canada have experienced growth in their international enrollment with the most of overseas students coming from China. Both countries offer quality education at cheaper rates. [来源:学科网]
The biggest issue with going to school in the US is the price tag as it is the most expensive in the world for college. In 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported that the University of Southern California (USC) was the most expensive university in the US with a one-year price tag of $70,000 for tuition, books, and living expenses. Students, both foreign and home, pay the same at USC. However, at the University of Washington in Seattle (UWS), a school with about 8,000 international students, annual tuition and fees alone cost state students around $11,000, while out-of-state and overseas students pay $35,000. That’s why many foreign students and lower-class citizens choose to study at cheaper universities, which leads to many higher learning institutions’ losing their diversities.
Campus diversity is a sign of a healthy academic environment. Universities should focus on reducing the gap between lower income US citizens and international students. The only way to achieve this would be to make college affordable. The sooner schools do this, the more successful they will be.
28. What leads to international student enrollment’s dropping in the US?
A. Their concerns about finding a job in the US.
B. The costs of US higher education.
C. The changing social and political climate.
D. All of the above.
29. What does the underlined word “issue” in paragraph 3 mean?
A. problem B. achievement C. danger D. expression
30. From the passage we can learn that .
A. students from US pay less than students from other countries at USC.
B. students from US pay more than students from other countries at USC.
C. students from Washington pay less than students from California at UWS.
D. students from Washington pay more than students from California at UWS.
31. What’s the main idea of this passage?
A. College expense needs reconsideration before diversity dries up.
B. There are too many differences between universities in the US.
C. How to make universities in the US more affordable.
D. How to solve the difficulties universities in the US meet.
Famous Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping and his research team’s experiment of planting saltwater-tolerant(耐盐的) rice in desert areas of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates(阿拉伯联合酋长国) proved to be a success, with one type of rice producing more than 7.5 tons per hectare(公顷), Xinhua reported.
Saltwater-tolerant rice is designed to grow in tidal flats (潮滩地) or other areas with heavy salt content. It was the world’s first successful case of planting rice in a tropical(热带的) desert area, standing as China’s contribution to improving the ability of people in desert areas to be self-sufficient(自给自足的) in main foods, a move that can protect global food security and improve the desert ecological environment.
In January, the center chose dozens of types of hybrid rice and planted them on small places of desert areas near Dubai. After five months of growth, the center invited experts from India, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and other countries for evaluation, and found three types of rice producing more than 6 tons per hectare. In June, a second evaluation will be carried out for middle-season rice.
The technology of saltwater-tolerant rice plays a key role in the success as the natural environment of the Dubai desert is terrible for rice growth. The daytime temperatures could be as high as over 50 ℃, and nighttime temperatures could drop by 30 ℃. Humidity(湿度) stays below 20 percent and there are sandstorms from time to time. The biggest challenge is the desert soil, which is low in organic matter and unable to keep soil moisture as it is totally sand. To make it worse, sea water remains just 7.5 meters below the soil, which makes it easy to be full of salt.
With this success, the center and the private investment office of the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai plan to set up a 100-hectare experimental farmland in Dubai, to test the production costs and cultivation techniques(耕种技术) of the saltwater-tolerant rice and prepare for promotion. The two parties will construct a 100-hectare standard farmland in 2019 and speed up rice planting in 2020.
32. What can we infer from the second paragraph?
A. The tropical desert areas have done well in being self-sufficient.
B. Planting saltwater-tolerant rice can be easily achieved in many tropical desert-areas.
C. Chinese team play a great role in planting saltwater-tolerant rice in desert areas.
D. Saltwater-tolerant rice is designed to grow in areas with heavy salt content.
33. What’s the most difficult thing for rice growth in Dubai desert?
A. Its daytime temperature could be up to 50 ℃ and humidity stays below 20%.
B. It’s just 6.5 meters above the sea water and easy to be full of salt.
C. It is extremely expensive to conduct experiments in tropical desert areas.
D. Its soil is short of organic matter and hard to keep soil moisture.
34. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. Dubai still has a lot to do before the saltwater-tolerant rice benefits other areas.
B. The natural environment is the key factor of the success of the experiment.
C. No evaluation will be performed again as the experiment has been successful.
D. The ruler of the Emirate of Dubai thinks little of the result of the experiment.
35. What’s the passage mainly about?
A. The United Arab Emirates tries to improve the desert ecological environment. [来源:Zxxk.Com]
B. Chinese team succeeds in planting saltwater-tolerant rice in Dubai’s desert.
C. The rice experiment is of great importance for the tropical desert-areas.
D. Chinese team help expand the farming of saltwater-tolerant rice.
How to Make Sure Your Idea Doesn’t Die
Getting great ideas? It’s Easy. Following up on them is hard! 36 .
Ask “Why doesn’t this work”.
Although he might have had the idea for it, Steve Jobs didn’t just have the iPhone’s unique touch screen in a single night. Instead, he thought about the present situation of smart phones and continually asked a single question: “Why don’t they work?” 37 .
A good routine often helps you put your ideas into action. Toni Morrison, an outstanding writer, has a more special routine centered on daylight. She rises at around 5:00 each morning to watch the dawn. For her, it’s important to wake before the light and observe the transition(转变) into day. 39 . Whatever you choose as your morning routine, consider it as the reliable framework that gives you the best idea.
Don’t fly alone.
When ideas meet in a shared physical or mental space, creative ideas are bound to happen—which is great. Working in a shared physical space just might help you find your ideal creative partners. 40 . Besides, they may provide detailed focus that might not be your strong suit. Of course, partners needn’t pursue everything together. A creative conversation is more useful, which can set up a series of goals toward which the individual team members are free to work on their own.
A. Make full use of your spare time
B. Never ignore the power of routine
C. They can strengthen your confidence and give some valuable suggestions
D. This one little question helped him get from an idea to a practical solution
E. He makes a great contribution to “the look and feel of the product”
F. Here are some tips to make sure your great idea becomes a reality
G. She considers it a special moment that inspires her to write
Happiness Is a Journey
We always believe life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we think the kids aren’t 41 enough and we’ll be more 42 when they are. After that we think we have teenagers to deal with. We will 43 be happy when they are out of that stage.
We always tell ourselves our life will be perfect when we get a nice car, and are 44 to go on a nice vacation when we retire. The 45 is that there’s no better time than right now. If not now, 46 ? Our life will 47 be filled with challenges. It’s best to 48
this to ourselves and try to be happy from now on.
One of my favorite quotes(引语) comes from Alfred Souza . He said, “ For a long time it had seemed to me that real life was about to 49 . But there were always some obstacles in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be 50 . Then life would begin. At last it was 51 to me that these difficulties were my life.” This view has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So 52 every moment that you have.
And 53 time waits for no one. So 54 waiting until you finish school, until you get married, until you have kids, until you retire, until you 55 a new car, and until spring.
Happiness is a(n) 56 , not a destination. So, work like you don’t need 57 , love like you’ve never been 58 , and dance like no one’s 59 .
Try to do what you like and enjoy what you can enjoy at present or you will feel 60
when you are too old to do anything.
41. A. strong B. clever C. rich D. old
42. A. annoyed B. content C. worried D. upset
43. A. certainly B. suddenly C. generally D. luckily
44. A. willing B. sure C. able D. ready
45. A. result B. truth C. answer D. end
46. A. how B. where C. wh at D. when
47. A. seldom B. sometimes C. never D. always
48. A. admit B. pass C. explain D. introduce
49. A. finish B. stop C. begin D. change
50. A. paid B. borrowed C. returned D. lent
51. A. surprising B. clear C. doubtful D. puzzling
52. A. save B. keep C. value D. miss
53. A. receive B. suggest C. remember D. insist
54. A. start B. stop C. enjoy D. keep
55. A. produce B. invent C. find D. get
56. A. journey B. exploration C. adventure D. experience
57. A. support B. money C. praise D. food
58. A. hurt B. blamed C. beaten D. scolded
59. A. flying B. listening C. hearing D. watching
60. A. grateful B. delighted C. regretful D. happy
Say thank you for simple things
61 (express) gratitude is an important form of good manners.
Everyone likes to be praised and 62 (appreciate). Gratitude is one of the greatest virtues(美德), 63 let others smile and make the world more beautiful. You just need several minutes to write down a thank-you note, 64 it brings much joy to the receiver. Gratitude is also a kind of attitude in life.
Try to write a thank-you letter to your parents for working hard 65 (offer) you a happy life. Be grateful to your teachers because of their help with your studies and character building. Say thanks to your friends who shared both your happiness and 66 (sad). We are sure 67 will bring them much joy and add color into your own life as well.
We live in a society 68 we enjoy the different services of others. But none of them should be taken for granted. Up to now more and more people in China 69 (find) it’s high time to cultivate(培养) a 70 (thank) heart for the good others do.
The MidAutumn Festival fell on the 15th of the eight month of our Chinese lunar calendar. As one of the tr aditional Chinese festivals, it has been enjoyed great popularity in our country. Usually, no matter far away or how busy we are, we will try to come to home for the celebration. The moon that night looks the brighter in the whole lunar month. That we love most is the moment when we enjoy the full moon together. With the beautiful moon up in a sky, we sit together, eating moon cakes and fruit and shares our stories. In addition to these traditional activities, we have a variety of choice such as travelling or visiting our relatives or friends.
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Dear Mr. George,
I’m writing on behalf of my class to extend our warm welcome to you.
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Dear Mr. George,
I’m writing on behalf of my class to extend our warm welcome to you. Here are some of our expectation s for your English class.
To start with, we'd like to have topics in class such as Western customs and festivals to let us know more about Western culture. In addition, we'd appreciate various activities to get everyone involved and to make classes interesting. It can stimulate our interest in learning English at the same time. Last but not least, please give us some guidance and training in our pronunciation, because we think we are weak in it. And we are all eager to have our listening and speaking abilities improved. We hope that we are able to speak English fluently and clearly just as you native speakers do.
Thank you very much. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!
M: It's very hot. Let's get some ice cream.
W: We have to wait for Esther. We’ll go after she comes.
W: I love drawing. I’d like to learn how to draw animals better.
M: That would be fun to learn. Why don’t we learn together?
M: Mary, how often do you watch TV?
W: I watch the news or music programs in the morning, and when I come home at night, I sometimes watch films on TV.
W: I love doing math. I feel like it makes me smarter.
M: It just makes me confused!
W: It can be confusing. But if you think carefully, you will understand it.
M: Today is Saturday. It’s Peter’s birthday tomorrow. Let's get him a present. What would he like?
W: He’d like a new bicycle, I think.[来源:学。科。网]
W: Did you play tonight?
W: How did it go?
M: I don’t want to talk about it.
W: That bad?
M: Yes. My team didn't win. We lost both games.
W: I'm sorry.
M: Me, too! I don't know where my head was tonight. I just couldn’t hit the ball.
W: Well, it wasn’t all your fault. Your teammates didn’t play well, either.
M: Lisa, did you enjoy your trip to England?
W: Yes, I did. We met some nice people there, and I got to see a lot of famous places.
M: Where did you go?
W: We visited Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and the British Museum on the first day. The next day, we went to Hyde Park and London Zoo. Then we went on a boat ride on the Thames River.
M: Did you enjoy the boat ride?
W: Unfortunately, it was raining the whole time. We sat inside and had tea. Now I understand why the English like tea so much!
W: Hi, Steve. How was the concert?
M: Pretty good. The crowd seemed to enjoy it.
W: And how did Andrew do? Was he nervous? This was his first concert.
M: He seemed very calm.
W: Did he make any mistakes?
M: Well, sure…
W: Oh, no! Did everyone notice?
M: I don't think so. They were little mistakes. Someone would need to know the song very well to notice. I heard the mistakes, but I don’t think anyone else did. He seemed so calm that no one thought anything was wrong.
W: I’m so glad to hear that. He’s been working hard for many years to get this good on the piano. His next concert will be better.
M: Yes. Everyone makes mistakes. But the crowd liked him. They clapped loudly for him when he was done.
W: We should celebrate tonight. Let’s take him to his favorite restaurant.
M: Sophie, what was high school like in America?
W: It was great. Lots of fun. I had lots of friends, and I learned quite a bit at school.
M: OK, what did you do in high school? Any clubs or anything?
W: Yeah, I’d rowed for the school. I played basketball and tennis with friends, and I was on the swimming team.
M: Wow, you’re quite active. What sport did you like the most?
M: Rowing, huh? Do you still row?
W: No, unfortunately not, I spent the last year in Canada. No one likes rowing there.
W: I would like to start up again.
M: Do you think you’ll pick it up some time in the future?
W: Yeah, maybe, if I live near a lake or a river.
M: Yeah! Not too many lakes here in Tokyo. Um, anything else? Any other memories about high school?
W: Yeah, lots of parties. It was fun.
M: Sounds like a good time.
Good morning, cla ss! Next week, we will be visiting Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I want to describe it to you before we go. It's a very big park. It has a lot of trees, flowers, plants, and even small lakes in it. It also has other attractions. One of them is the De Young Museum. It has many different displays from different countries. There is also the House of Flowers. It has all kinds of flowers from around the world. It's a beautiful place. The Japanese Tea Garden is also beautiful. It has well-kept trees and flowers surrounding a small lake. From there, we can walk all the way down to the beach. The park is so big that you forget you're in the middle of a city. Many people walk around and enjoy being in nature. A lot of people ride their bicycles or have a picnic. On the weekends, there are art shows and concerts. It’ll be fun!