1. What's the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Tourist and guide.
B. Waiter and customer.
C. Patient and doctor,
2. What do we know about Sam?
A. His sister will leave for New York.
B. His sister will leave for Los Angeles.
C. He will leave New York.
3. What is the woman going to do?
A. Copy the paper.
B. Throw the paper away,
C. Read the paper again.
4. Why does the woman thank the man?
A. He lent her some money.
B. He returned her money found.
C. He gave her a five-pound bill.
5. Where does this conversation possibly take place?
A.At an airport. B. At a railway station, C. At a department store.
6. Whom do you think the woman was angry with?
A. The man. B. The repairman. C. The shopkeeper.
7. Why couldn't the woman find the repair shop?
A. She missed the right turn.
B.The man gave her the wrong directions.
C. She was a bad driver.
8. Why did the man tell her to turn to these television repairmen?
A. The shop was easy to find.
B. One of the repairmen was his friend.
C. They did good work and the price was reasonable.
9. What's the relationship between the man and the woman?
A. They are teacher and student.
B. They are friends.
C. They are mother and son.
10. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Look for a new apartment.
B. Find a job to earn $ 200 a month.
C. share an apartment with one or two roommates.
11. How much does the woman want to spend on rent?
A. Less than $ 200 a month.
B. Somewhere about $ 200 a month.
C. A little more than $ 200 a month.
12.What is the woman good at?
A.Swimming B. Running. C. Playing.
13. How old was she when she became famous?
A. She was twenty. B. She was fifteen. C. She was thirteen.
14.What can we learn about the woman from the dialogue?
A. She took part in one of the Olympic Games.
B. She still swims for international competitions.
C. She used to swim thirty-five miles every week.
15. What had gone wrong in their house?
Their washing machine. B.The electricity. C.The lights.
16. Who was Mr. Smith?
A. A repairman.
B. The woman's husband.
C. The woman's new neighbor.
17.Why did the man think it would cost him dearly?
A. Because he wanted to buy a car.
B. Because he didn't have a good job.
C. Because their car needed repairing.
18. What were the students going to do?
A. They were going to read news on TV.
B. They were going to celebrate the writer’s sister’s birthday.
C. They were going to read their articles before a video camera.
19. Why was the writer so nervous?
A.He had never stood before a video camera.
B. He had never read his own article before a video camera.
C. This camera was different from the one he had once faced.
20. What was the writer's feeling to his class teacher?
A.Thankful, B. Afraid. C. Nervous.
Van Cogh Museum
Vincent van Gogh was a nineteenth-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter His work had a huge influence on twentieth-century art. He was little appreciated in his lifetime, selling just one single work. Today, the Van Gogh Museum draws some 1.5 million visitors each year.
Life and works of Vincent van Gogh
Nowhere else will you find this quantity of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings under one roof. The collection includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents. Together these works give a wonderful overview of his life and work.
The Van Gogh Museum’s famous works are his self-portraits, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, and The Bedroom. In addition, the museum also owns other painters’ works, such as Gauguin's Les Miserables, Malevich's Black Square and Monet's Tulip Fields near The Hague.
Opening hours & prices
Gain rapid access to the Van Gogh Museum via the Voucher Lane. No bother with printing tickets _ showing the ticket on your smartphone is enough. Children under 18 have free access and the best times to visit are before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. The Van Gogh Museum is open all year from 9 a.m, on, except on I January. Tip: you can also visit the Van Gogh Museum on Friday evening!
Hotels near the Vim Gogh Museum
Whether you prefer low-budget hotels or a boutique hotel, the area surrounding the Van Gogh Museum is a great place to stay. You can find a wonderful hotel for every preference and budget. Tip: Walk from the Van Gogh Museum to Vondelpark and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the beautiful terraces.
For more information, please contact 020 570 5200.
21.What can we learn about Van Gogh during his life?
A.He earned a fortune.
B.Hew was not admired.
C. He affected others greatly.
D.He rose to fame worldwide.
22. Which of the following was drawn by Van Gogh?
A. Black Square. B. Les Miserables.
C.Sunflowers. D. Tulip Fields near The Hague.
23. What is special about entering the Van Gogh museum?
A. Children over 18 can gain rapid access.
B. You can show tickets on your smartphone.
C.You had better visit the museum on Friday.
D.The best time is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
24. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To tell of a new museum.
B. To show the importance of art.
C.introduce Vincent van Gogh.
D. To attract tourists to the museum.
In March 2013, on a rainy night，my partner Reece remembered that he had forgotten a box in his car and went out to get it. On his way back inside he noticed a small shadow moving on the driveway. As Reece moved towards the shadow he realized it was a young hedgehog (刺猬），all wet. The hedgehog was unable to move about quickly. He quickly removed his jacket and picked it up.
We named the hedgehog Alf because, just like the TV show character of the，80s，this little hedgehog was Not only did he learn to eat his dinner and drink water from his bowls, but he also learnt to wait for us inside and also jump into his pet carrier whenever we took him out with us.
Unfortunately in April 2014, I was in a car accident and had to spend two months in hospital and I did miss Alf Reece told me that Alf would search around the house for me, checking in places where I’d normally be，like at my desk, my favourite seat in front of the TV and even my side of the bed. One evening, Reece set up a video call for me from my hospital bed and I felt extremely happy when I saw him appear on my cell phone.
When I told Alf that I was okay and that I would be home soon, he started moving his head and reaching out his arms as if trying to touch me through the screen.
The fact that Alf recognized that it was me gave me the strength to get through my recovery.I cannot describe the feeling when I arrived home and saw his little face again.
25. How was Alf when he was found on the driveway?
A.He was weak. B. He was frightened.
C.He was curious. D. He was nice.
26. What did the author think of Alf?
A. Clever. B. Brave. C Strange. D. Stubborn.
27.Reece set up a video call in order for the author .
A.to contact her parents
B.to find doctors easily
C. to communicate with Alf
D. to kill time in the hospital
On her first day tutoring students from low-income families at an after-school program in New York City, A lyssa Kapasi noticed how many kids were lining up for free sandwiches and fruit in the cafeteria. One of the teachers explained that many of these students didn’t get enough to eat at home, so a school lunch or an after-school meal might be the most food they would get all day.
Kapasi，who attends a private high school, was shocked. What’s more, she was determined to help .“I want my classmates to understand that if you see a problem, you don’t have to wait to be an adult to fix it，” says Kapasi. She and a group of friends are now putting their programming skills to work to create an app called Food for Thought, which will allow parents，students，and even kindhearted strangers to donate to a lunch account for a student in need at a nearby school.
About 20 million American kids receive free lunches. Two million more qualify for reduced-price meals, and those students’ families have to pay for part of their food. When they don’t have the money on any given day, the students might have to settle for small amounts of “alternative meal” such as a cheese sandwich.
One smart feature of the app — which is being funded by corporate and social investors, and a GoFundMe page 一 is that it provides anonymity (匿名）to lunch recipients and gives.To receive financial help，a family will need only a recommendation from school headmasters, and no one else has to know,
“I want to make my platform an application that all users feel no shame in using，”says Kapasi. She hopes to test the app in a school district this fall,
28.Why did many kids queue up in the cafeteria?
A.To buy sandwiches and fruit.
B.To learn cooking instructions.
C.To get some free food.
D. To do voluntary work.
29. How docs Kapasi help those students in need?
A.By teaching them for free.
B. By developing a hunger app.
C.opening a lunch account
D. By donating much money.
30. What will a needy family do to get financial help?
A.Keep in touch with givers.
B.Make their names known.
C. Get permission from Kapasi.
D. Offer a letter from a headmaster.
31.What can we learn about the hunger app according to the text?
A.It saves a lot of money.
B.It has been widely used.
C.It shows respect for users.
D.It makes recipients lose face.
The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has conducted a study to observe the effectiveness of hawks (鹰）in controlling wild rodent (啮齿动物）populations because these ground rodents cause great damage to dams and other flood control channels every year. This
study was done in order to discover if these birds could be more effective than poisons to control rodent populations in California.
Unfortunately,these poisons are not only effecting the rodent populations; other larger animal in the area have also been poisoned in this process. Dead foxes, wolves, and mountain lions in the area have been found with poisons in their blood.
This is the first. time that any agency has tested the influence of these birds on wild rodent populations.Over the course of 17
months ,the agency freed hawks into highly populated rodent areas and studied the effects of their presence on the rodent populations. These birds were able to reduce the populations safely, eliminating the need for poisons in the area.
According to this information, as well as the poisoned blood found in dead larger animals in the area, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors order all county agencies to discontinue the use of poisons.
This study has not only proven that these birds are an environmentally-friendly substitute to using poisons, but that they are more effective than using harmful poisons in the circa. The VCPWA showed in this study that using these birds to hunt the rodents actually reduced damage by 50 percent when compared to using poisons.
“We believe the study is the first to calculate the great impact of attracting birds and finds a natural, chemical-free way to control the rodents，” said Karl Novak, VCPWA Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance. “We think that comprehensive monitoring and continued expansion of the hawk program will result in cost effective and environmentally safe rodent control.”
32. What were hawks used to do in the VCPWA study?
A. Hunt foxes. B.Test poisons.
C.Protect dams. D.Kill rodents.
33. What does the underlined word “eliminating” in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. Removing. B. Considering.
C.Meeting. D. Showing.
34. What is Karl Novak’s attitude to the VCPWA study?
A. Cautious. B. Favorable.
C. Ambiguous. D. Disapproving.
35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. Replacing Poisons with Hawks for Rodent Control
B. Protecting Large Animals in Ventura County
C.Defending Dams Against Rodent Populations
D. Rescuing Hawk Populations in the Wild Area
If you want to be productive, you must complete work. Almost everything we do has many stages to completion. 36 Farmers can’t sell their grain until it is harvested. Car makers can’t sell cars that have made it 90% of the way through the production line.
Now all those things require starting, but if you have work in progress, the most valuable thing you can do is to pick something and finish it. Finishing is where you start benefiting from the value you’ve created, I've noticed that many successful people aren’t the ones who are the smartest or have the best ideas. 37 A good idea fully carried out is better than a great idea that never gets completed.
38 Not necessarily, but if you don't think something is finishing, be honest with yourself and end the project. Don1! leave hundreds of half-finished efforts lying around physically or mentally acting like you are going to come back and pick them up. 39.Sometimes if you've put significant effort into a project, you may still benefit from finishing it even if you wouldn’t start it again based on changed circumstances.
40 Someone who focus on finishing will look for ways to get value from their final goal. For example, a community college degree as a step toward a four-year degree locks in some value from your education in two years that you can use for your four-year degree.
What projects do you have that are currently in progress? Can you find something and finish it?
A. We have to start working with firm beliefs.
B. If you need to drop something, do so wisely.
C. Does this mean you need to finish everything you start?
D.We also aim to establish ourselves with some good work.
E.Actually you don’t create value until you finish the last stage.
F.Instead, they are the ones who do their best to complete their ideas.
G. When you focus on finishing, it influences how you manage your work.
Like most graduates, teenager Carson Covey had a lot of things on his mind, but stage fright was not one of them. The Chatfield High School senior 41 his classmates to walk and accept their diplomas Thursday — quite 42 for Covey, who is physically disabled, and was determined to step up to the platform.
“I _43_, two years ago, that my goal was to walk across the stage at 44 ,” Covey said. “I think I can do anything, when I set my 45 to it.”
Sure enough, he _46_ for the first time within months of his graduation, 47 that he had stayed in his wheelchair — not that it stopped him from leading an active life.
Covey _48_ for a weight training class taught by Chalfield High's football coach, Bret McGatlin. From there, Covey asked to _ 49 with the team and did weight lifting and pushups with others, which 50 his classmates a lot.
When he decided to be proud and 51 with his friends and teammates,Covey 52 working out and had to work on everything.
Covey was using muscles (肌肉)that had gone 53 in his entire
life. McGatlin even took a personal interest in the 54 ,donating personal time and money into getting Covey on his 55 -including buying the specialized walker that would get Covey across the 56 .
For the first time in his life, he was carrying himself and when
he walked 57 to the platform,everyone stood up and 58 to show appreciation.
“If you want a 59 ,try your years or more, but at some point you will 60_ it.”
41. A. persuaded B. joined C.allowed D. encouraged
42. A. convenient B. normal C. practical D. difficult
43. A. decided B. agreed C. promised D. noticed
44. A. peace B. graduation C. bottom D. risk
45. A. date B. limit C. mind D.pace
46. A. walked B. drove C.rode D. jumped
47. A. Before B.After C. During D. Through
48. A. looked out B. set out C. made up D. signed up
49. A. play B. train C. fight D.argue
50. A. honored B.annoyed C. inspired D. amused
51.A.careful B. content C. familiar D. confident
52. A. stopped B. continued C. remembered D. finished
53. A. unused B. bad C. untouched D. wild
54. A. chance B. method C.feeling D. effort
55. A. hands B. back C. feet D. side
56. A. street B. stage C. level D. line
57. A. rapidly B. secretly C. slowly D. partly
58. A. applauded B. returned C. regretted D. refused
59. A. choice B. reason C. goal D. purpose
60. A. believe B. understand C.expect D.realize
I have taught in China for about two months now. The biggest chal lenge for me 61 (be) that sometimes plans in China change unexpectedly 62 (compare) to the British way of life.
In China it is common to be asked to attend an event last minute, For example，three days 63 (fcarly) a fellow teacher invited me to deliver a spontaneous (即席的）speech to room of 250 students. As you can imagine, at first this cultural difference was difficult 64 .
(understand), especially since in the UK most arrangements 65 (make) a week ahead!
However once you adapt 66 the Chinese lifestyle and accept that in China no plan is definite and that everything can change 67 (sudden), you begin to relax more. These differences are not bad, and in fact help me develop many different 68 (skill), including public speaking.
I am often reminded of the many wonderful aspects of China, 69 never fail to amass me, such as the overcrowded buses，The lights of the city, the kindness of strangers and of course the "change of plan”！ These differences are what makes China such 70 interesting place and makes my experience so exciting!
My favourite sport is swimming. There are several reason why I love swimming. First, it can be extremely relaxed. I love the feeling of floating on the water but feeling almost weightless. Second, it can also be a competitive sport and it's a great fun racing across the pool as fast as I can! Finally, swimming provide a nice, refreshing break! There’s something better than jumping into the water on a hot day.
In al1, swimming Can be doing all the world. It adds the summer holiday feeling. Not only is it good for your healthy, butyou never know when you will need my ability to swim.
Yours, Li Hua
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My favourite sport is swimming. There are several reason why I love swimming. First, it can
be extremely relaxed. I love the feeling of floating on the water but feeling almost weightless.
Second, it can also be a competitive sport and it’s a great fun racing across the pool as fast as I
can! Finally, swimming provide a nice, refreshing break! There’s something better than jumping
into the water on a hot day.
In all, swimming can be doing all over the world. It adds∧ the summer holiday feeling. Not
only is it good for your healthy, but you never know when you will need my ability to swim.
I’m writing to remind you that the erhu course will start next week and will last until the end of the month, one hour for each class.
The erhu teacher will be Mr. Wu, who has performed both in our city and abroad. He can really make the erhu sing. He will show you the correct way to sit and how to move the bow smoothly.
Erhu are available for students to use. Enquire at the desk on day one. There is no extra charge. I’m sure you will find this course very rewarding.
M: I'm not feeling so well.
W: Get some rest and take these three times a day and you should feel better. If you don’t, come back and see me.
M: I met Sam on the street today.
W: Really? Dis he say something about his sister?
M: Yes. She ought to be leaving New York very soon, because her husband has taken a job in Los Angeles.
M: Are you sure you’ve corrected all the mistakes in the paper?
W: Perhaps I’d better read it through again.
M: Does this bill belong to you?
W: Oh, thanks. I’ve just lost five pounds.
M: I’m glad that I’ve found the owner; otherwise I would have to go to the Lost and Found.
M: We’d better hurry. I think that’s our flight.
W: Have I got time to get a newspaper?
M: Well, I don’t think we have time.
W: All right, well, you take that bag and I’ll take this one.
M: Do you want your television repaired?
W: Yes, but not by the man you suggested.
M: Why not? The repairmen are very good and the charges are so reasonable.
W: That may be, but I couldn’t find the place.
M: But you couldn’t miss it. I told you it is at the first right after the railroad bridge.
W: I took that. I went to the end of the road. There is no such place.
M: Wait a minute. Perhaps it is the second right. Yes, I think it is.
W: I should have known, whenever someone says “You can’t miss it”, you can be sure that you won’t find it.
W: Hello, Roger? This is Ann.
M: Hi, Ann. How have you been? And how’s your new apartment working out?
W: Well, that’s what I’m calling about. You see, I’ve decided to look for a new place.
M: Oh, what’s the problem with your place now? I thought you liked the apartment.
W: I do, but it’s a little far from the campus. Do you think you could help?
M: All right. So, what kind of place are you looking for?
W: Well, I’d like to share an apartment with one or two roommates within walking distance of school.
M: Okay, how much do you want to spend on rent?
W: Oh, somewhere under $200 a month.
M: Hmm. And anything else?
W: Yeah, I need a parking space.
M: Well, I know there’s an apartment nearby. I’ll drop by there on my way to class today.
W: Hey, thanks a lot.
M: No problem.
M: Is it true that you don’t swim at all now?
W: I’m afraid so, I’m too old.
M: But you are only twenty.
W: That’s too old for a swimmer. If I swam in an international competition now, I wouldn’t win. So I’d rather not swim at all.
M: But don’t you enjoy swimming?
W: I used to when I was small. But if you enter for big competitions you have to work very hard. I used to get up at 6 to get to the pool. I had to train every day. I had to train before school, after school and on weekends. I swam thirty-five miles every week!
M: But you were so famous at fifteen. And look at all those cups.
W: It’s true that I did have some wonderful memories. The Olympics were very exciting. But I missed some important things too. While other girls were playing, I was swimming.
W: Please turn off the lights, Harry.
M: Why? What’s the matter? I want to read the paper.
W: If we turn on too many lights, all the electricity in the house will go off.
M: Now who told you that?
W: Our new neighbour Mr Smith.
M: Mr Smith? When did he come to our home?
W: I had to go to his home and ask for help today.
M: What was wrong?
W: When I turned on the washing machine, all the lights went out.
M: Well, did he take care of it for you?
W: Yes, but he said it would take a lot more work to do a really good job.
M: What does he mean by a really good job?
W: He said we need new electric wires throughout the house and a lot of other things.
M: Did he tell you how much it would cost?
W: Yes, about a thousand dollars.
M: A thousand dollars? That’s a lot of money. And just when we need to get some work done on our car, too.
It was 2:05 in the afternoon. When I entered the classroom, I was surprised to see a video camera. Our class teacher was operating the camera, and my classmates were all talking among themselves slowly. Most of us had never been in front of a video camera before, so we were quite nervous. As for myself, I had once faced one at home; my uncle was shooting when we were celebrating my sister’s birthday. But this was completely different. We had to talk about our articles as if we were reading news on TV. The funny thing was that every time I tried to face the camera and talk about my article, I forgot the article and couldn’t resist looking down at it. It was a completely different experience for me, thanks to our class teacher.