1. Why is the man going to Florida next summer?
A. To have a business trip. B. To go sightseeing. C. To visit friends.
2. What does the man suggest doing?
A. Taking the subway.
B. Driving to the airport.
C. Finding a cheap parking place.
3. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. On the playground. B. In the office. C. In the hospital.
4. When will the man pick up the woman?
A. At 7:20. B. At 7:40. C. At 8:15.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Funny stories. B. Tom’s change. C. A woman.
6. Who is the man talking with?
A. A friend. B. A stranger. C. A tour guide.
7. In which country are the speakers?
A. America. B. Germany. C. Italy.
8. How much has the man paid for his driving lessons?
A. £40. B. £140. C. £400.
9. Why did the man fail his last driving test?
A. He ran the red lights.
B. He didn’t park properly.
C. He hit something by accident.
10. What happened to the woman?
A. She lost her watch.
B. She missed her train.
C. She picked up a watch.
11. When did the woman go to Nara?
A. Yesterday. B. A week ago. C. The day before yesterday.
12. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. On a train. B. At the police station. C. At the Lost & Found.
13. Who is the man speaking to?
A. His friend. B. His mother. C. His teacher.
14. What will the woman do during the holiday?
A. Go to travel. B. Study at home. C. Stay on the farm.
15. What will the woman do with her mother?
A. Plant tomatoes in the garden.
B. Help her in the shop.
C. Do some farm work.
16. What does the man think of the woman’s holiday?
A. Tiring. B. Boring. C. Interesting.
17. Who is the speaker talking about?
A. Her mother. B. Her friend. C. Her father.
18. Why did the speaker consider herself lucky?
A. She had her father around all the time.
B. She was the only child in her family.
C. Her parents were wealthy.
19. Where did the speaker get on the school bus?
A. At the bus stop two blacks away.
B. Near the usual bus stop.
C. Near her house.
20. What do we know about the speaker?
A. She used to cook for her father.
B. She bought her lunch in high school.
C. She often called her father in college.
Excellent Smartphone Apps
Space helps you set goals to be more mindful of your screen usage. When you install（安装）Space, you’ll complete a few questions about your smartphone habits and then select a user type that is the best match. The app then sets screen unlock and time-use goals. The app will send notices as screen time increases and reward you with different badges（徽章）when you meet your goals.
AntiSocial is one of the best-known screen-reduction apps available on Android. While it provides many of the standard functions like screen time limits and app blocking, it has an advantages. AntiSocial compares your screen usage data（数据）to other people in your age, so you’ll an idea if you’re using your phone more than they do.
Off the Grid
For those who truly have a problem staying off that phone, Off the Grid may be for you. Off the Grid completely blocks your phone for a length of time you determine. If you want to use your phone after you’re turned on Off the Grid, it’s going to cost you. The app will charge you $1 each time you end your off-time early.
21. How does Space help its users?
A. By sending reminding messages.
B. By offering keys to their questions.
C. By setting proper life goals for them.
D. By rewarding them with more phone time.
22. What is special about Off the Grid.
A. It blocks other apps.
B. It can turn on by itself.
C. It may charge some money.
D. It limits your time on phone.
23. What do the three apps have in common?
A. They reduce screen time.
B. They have a rewarding system.
C. They are teenagers’ favorite apps.
D. They compare data from different people.
One second-grade student wanted to help erase school lunch debt for her fellow students, so she decided to create lemonade stands to raise funds（资金）.
Amiah Van Hill was inspired to raise funds to help pay off her classmates’ lunch debt back in May after reading about Jeffery Lew. The father of three crowd-funded to cover the cost of unpaid lunches in the Seattle School District, where his 8-year-old son took part. “She’s a really strong reader, so she read the story and said, ‘Wow, this is great! I wonder if there's any kids at my school that need help paying their lunches,’” said her mother ,Rachel Van Hill.
Amiah, 6, and Aria, 4, discovered that at Hayden Meadows Elementary School in Idaho, the unpaid lunch debt was $40.55. They set up a lemonade stand last month to raise the money, with a sign reading, “Lemonade 4 Lunch.” During their first set-up, the two met their goal within an hour.
The school was very much appreciative. Principal Lisa Pica said “Our school believes in giving back to the community and we are excited that Amiah has got that value at such a young age and we are so proud that she has found a way to help those in need. She is a very special little lady.”
After discovering it was “easy” to pay off one school’s debt, they set up another lemonade stand a week later to raise money for two more local schools. The girls then decided to set their sights higher and raise funds for the entire Coeur d’Alene Public School district. In 22 days, they’ve raised more than $2,700. The school district is excited to recognize her for her good deed.
24. What made Amiah decide to create lemonade stands?
A. Her own lunch debt. B. Her reading interest.
C. The advice from her mother. D. The example of Jeffery Lew.
25. Why is Amiah called “a special little lady” by her principal?
A. She learned to sell lemonade.
B. She was proud of her community.
C. She helped the community in her own way.
D. She helped her school set the school value.
26. When did Amiah decide to raise money for Coeur d’Alene Public School district?
A. After raising more than $2,700.
B. When she was praised by her school.
C. After raising money for two more schools.
D. When people in the district recognized her.
27. Which of the following can best describe the character of Amiah?
A. Caring and helpful. B. Hard-working and curious.
C. Learned and kind. D. Easy-going and generous.
I study English literature at university and have always ben proud of Britain’s literary heritage（文学遗产）. Some British authors that you may have heard of are Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. These writers are famous all over the world because their books have been translated into many different languages. In the UK, their novels are celebrated as some of the best that have ever been written. We say that these novels are “classic” because they are still read and enjoyed years after their publication.
I read classic novels because they are part of my university lessons but also because I enjoy them. They can teach you a lot about how people used to live and what society was like in the past. Novels like Hard Times by Charles Dickens remind us of the poverty in London during the Industrial Revolution while Jane Austen’s fiction shows us what family life was like in the 18th century.
Classic novels usually have memorable stories land interesting characters. One of my favourite books is Charles Dickens Great Expectations. It is about a boy called Pip who suddenly receives a lot of money from a mysterious supporter. As he grows up, his character changes: he becomes quite selfish and mean. Another important character is Miss Havisham. When she was young, her fiancé ran away on their wedding day. She lives in a dark house and still wears her wedding dress. She is a fascinating character, both sad and scary.
Reading classic novels enriches my knowledge and life experience. And it has become part of life.
28. Why are some novels called “classic”?
A. They stand the test of time.
B. They are taught at universities.
C. They are written by famous authors.
D. They are translated into many languages.
29. Why is Hard Times mentioned in Paragraph 2?
A. To introduce the university lessons.
B. To remind people of the poverty in London.
C. To let people know about what family life was like.
D. To prove classic novels help people know the past.
30. What can we know about the character Miss Havisham?
A. She is selfish and mean.
B. She lives an unhappy life.
C. She loves wedding dresses most.
D. She becomes rich with others’ support.
31. What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. Why I like classic novels
B. Why some novels are classic
C. How to read classic novels
D. How to teach classic novels
A new study suggests that people who drank a certain amount of alcohol（酒）had a lower risk of cancer and death than those who drank more or none during a nine-year period. And with each additional drink a week, the risk of cancer and death from any cause increased, the scientists reported.
However, the study found only an association between alcohol and cancer and death, and did not prove cause and effect, the researches said. What sets the new study apart, said lead study author Andrew Kunzmann, is that previous studies looked at cancer and death separately. “What our study does is combine the two outcomes together and we find that lighter drinking is associated with the lowest risk of cancer or death,” Kunzmann said.
But Kunzmann noted that the participants（参与者）were all older adults. That means that “we’re not really showing what happens in younger people if they drink,” he said. Also, it’s difficult to account for other lifestyles that could have affected the results. “These could also influence health. But the results did take into consideration differences in diet, smoking and education among participants,” Kunzmann noted.
The researchers said that they hope their study sparks conversation about reducing the suggested alcohol intake in countries’ guidelines. “We’re not telling people what they can or can’t do or what they can or can’t drink,” Kunzmann said. “We’re just trying to give them reliable evidence so that they can make their own informed, healthy decisions.”
32. What is the finding of the new study?
A. Nondrinkers are least likely to have cancer.
B. Drinking helps lower the risk of cancer.
C. Lighter drinking is helpful to health.
D. Heavy drinkers are at more risk.
33. Which of the following best explains “previous” underlined in Paragraph 2?
A. Future. B. Present. C. New. D. Former.
34. What is the main idea of Paragraph 3?
A. The result is of little value.
B. The research has its limitations.
C. The participants are all adults.
D. The influence of diet is included.
35. What does the researchers suggest people do about drinking?
A. Make their own decisions.
B. Reduce the amount they drink.
C. Have additional drinks occasionally.
D. Drink according to the countries’ guidelines.
Taking Care of Your Health While Traveling
When you’re often on the go, it is likely that your health will suffer. Here are a few simple ways you can keep on top of your health.
1. 36 .
When you’re travelling, your body will quickly begin to wear down. How much is enough sleep? It all depends on your body-listen to it. 37 . Although you want to experience as much as possible when travelling, it is still important to rest.
2. Don’t forget to take plenty of water.
Carry a water bottle with you everywhere and keep it filled up with fresh water. 38 , it will do your body a lot of good and keep you feeling your best.
3. Eat healthier.
39 . Yes, we get that you are on your holidays, but healthier choices will keep your body filled up with nutrients, which will make you feel better in the long-term.
4. Make your own meals.
Eating out each day isn’t healthy for you so you should try and make your own meals where possible. 40 , but making a few healthy sandwiches in your hotel rom is something you should be doing.
A. Get plenty of good sleep
B. Take a break before you wear down
C. Try and cut out as much sweet as possible
D. If you pace yourself and go about things slowly
E. Even if you need to visit the bathroom more often
F. It is difficult to go to the bathroom when travelling
G. We’re not talking about coking up a three-course meal
My journal book is new and in style and there are inspirational words on its cover. Hers is old and leather-bound. As different as the 41 are, the two journals contain many of the same thoughts, quotes, and personal stories about our very different 42 .
We found our connection 43 . One summer holiday, I visited my grandmother. 44 I would stay only for a few days, I couldn’t part with my journal. I 45 my habit of putting it under my pillow. My grandmother 46 it as she made my bed. I felt 47 that she had found my collection of literary treasures at first. Instead of 48 me, my grandmother brought me to her bedroom and brought out her own 49 .
That night, we 50 a few articles, mine from the past few years and 51 from the past few decades. We laughed at funny stories, 52 at heartbreaks with tears on our faces, and were surprised to find we are so 53 .
I was excited to find a friend who also 54 writing and quote collecting. We were astonished when we saw that we both had 55 the same quote about the truth of experience.
The connection my grandmother and I share goes 56 literature. Although my grandmother is a Ph.D. who has written some books on education, she has never 57 her study journey. She always reminds me that she will continue to be a 58 for the rest of her life. I 59 her for so many things, but perhaps it is her way on 60 that I find most inspiring.
41. A. appearances B. colors C. sizes D. contents
42. A. memories B. lives C. responsibilities D. histories
43. A. on purpose B. by mistake C. as usual D. by chance
44. A. Although B. Since C. Because D. If
45. A. changed B. kicked C. continued D. formed
46. A. discovered B. spoiled C. hid D. ignored
47. A. uncomfortable B. disappointed C. amazed D. happy
48. A. staying with B. looking after C. depending on D. laughing at
49. A. brochure B. magazine C. journal D. picture
50. A. analyzed B. published C. reviewed D. saved
51. A. ours B. hers C. theirs D. its
52. A. relieved B. wept C. whispered D. shouted
53. A. different B. unique C. similar D. familiar
54. A. demanded B. considered C. needed D. loved
55. A. naturally B. obviously C. normally D. exactly
56. A. beyond B. to C. by D. with
57. A. covered B. doubted C. experienced D. ended
58. A. friend B. student C. professor D. doctor
59. A. inspire B. admire C. dislike D. ask
60. A. expression B. determination C. learning D. writing
Charlie Chaplin was born in a poor family of music hall performers in 1889. 61 astonished us was that Charlie 62 (teach) to sing as soon as he could speak and dance as soon as he could walk. Such training was common in acting families at that time, 63 (especial) when the family income was often uncertain. Unfortunately his father died, leaving the family even worse off. By his teens, Charlie had become one of the most popular child actors in England. No one was ever bored 64 (watch) him—his subtle acting made everything 65 (entertain). As time went by, he began making films. His film character, the little tramp, was a social 66 (fail) but was loved for his optimism and determination 67 (overcome) all difficulties.
Charlie wrote, directed and produced the films he 68 (star) in. In 1972 he was given 69 special Oscar for his outstanding work. He lived in England and the USA but spent his last years in Switzerland, 70 he was buried in 1977. He is loved and remembered as a great actor who could inspire people with great confidence.
71. She kissed me g________（温柔地）on the cheek.
72. This is a s________（主观的）judgment of her abilities.
73. He’s been trying o live on a b________（预算）of less than $500 a month.
74. Thousands of people will s________（挨饿）if food doesn’t reach the city.
75. He spent years o________ （观察）and recording his daily activities.
Geoffrey Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties. Every body admires him for his fine sense of humour-everybody, that is, except his six-year-old daughter, Jenny.
Recently, one of Geoffrey's closest friends asked him to make a speech at a wedding reception. This is the sort of thing that Geoffrey loves. He prepared the speech carefully and went to the party with Jenny. He had included a large number of funny stories in the speech and, of course, it was a great success. As soon as he had finished, Jenny told him she wanted to go home. Geoffrey was a little disappointed by this but he did as his daughter asked.
On the way home, Geoffrey wondered what Jenny thought of his speech. _______________________________
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参考词汇：高铁high-sped railway 和乐Hele noodles
I’m glad to know that you are coming to China this summer vacation. _________________________________
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61. What 62. was taught 63. especially 64. watching 65. entertaining
66. failure 67. to overcome 68. starred 69. a 70. where
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One possible version:
On the way home, Geoffrey wondered what Jenny thought of his speech. He asked Jenny if she had enjoyed the speech. To his surprise, his daughter said she hadn’t. Geoffrey asked her why this was so and she told him that she did not like to see so many people laughing at him!
One possible version:
I’m glad to know that you are coming to China this summer vacation. It’s an honour for me to tell you something about my hometown. Weifang is indeed worth visiting. You can come here either by plane or by high-speed railway from Beijing.
Situated in central Shandong province, Weifang is a famous historical city. It is also the international capital of kites. If you are interested in its history, you can pay a visit to the history museum. While you stay in Weifang, I can treat you to some famous local foods, like the Hele noodles.
Welcome to Weifang! Wish you a good journey and a pleasant stay in China.