1. How much is a ticket to New Jersey?
A. $21. B. $42. C. $50.
2. How does the woman feel?
A. Excited. B. Confused. C. Annoyed.
3. What does the man suggest?
A. Buying some fireworks.
B. Moving to another place.
C. Taking the noise for granted.
4. What does the woman mean?
A. The butter should be kept in refrigerator.
B. She doesn’t want to ask Andy again.
C. They don’t have enough butter.
5. What are the speakers looking for?
A. A cafe. B. A bank. C. A bookstore.
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6. What is the woman looking for?
A. An information office. B. A police station. C. A shoe repair shop.
7. What is the Town Guide according to the man?
A. A brochure. B. A newspaper. C. A map.
8. What is the woman’s opinion about the art field trip?
A. It is very worthwhile. B. It is a waste of time. C. It is a waste of money.
9. How will the woman get to Hong Kong?
A. By bus. B. By air. C. By train.
10. What does the man want to do?
A. Buy office supplies. B. Get a birthday gift. C. Buy his father a gift.
11. What’s the relationship between the speakers?
A. Co-workers. B. Boss and employee. C. Father and daughter.
12. What does the woman suggest?
A. A trip to the office supplies store.
B. A shopping trip downstairs.
C. A couple of shopping trips.
13. Why does the woman need the job?
A. To learn to start a business.
B. To gain some work experience.
C. To support herself through college.
14. Where exactly will the woman work if she gets the job?
A. At the cashier’s desk.
B. In the manager’s office.
C. Between the shop shelves.
15. How is the woman’s performance at school?
A. Poor. B. Average. C. Excellent.
16. What will be the woman’s working hours if she gets the job?
A. 8:30 am—6:10 pm. B. 9:00 am—6:00pm. C. 8:30 am—10:00pm.
17. Where is the speaker making the announcement?
A. In an outdoor market. B. In a restaurant. C. In a grocery store.
18. Who is Donna Jones?
A. A customer. B. A manager. C. A weatherman.
19. Where should one go if he is afraid of small spaces or crowds?
A. To the parking lot.
B. To the customer Service area.
C. To the restrooms.
20. What should an employee of the store do?
A. Lock up the money.
B. Keep an eye on the weather.
C. Help customers with their things.
A smart speaker is a type of wireless speaker and voice command device. Some smart speakers can also act as a smart device that utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless equipment.
Tmall Genie is a smart speaker developed by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group. Introduced in July 2017, the device consists of 360-degree speakers and an LED light ring at the bottom. Like other smart speakers, the Genie can search the Internet, control home automation devices, and order products from Tmall.com. Voice interaction is currently only available in Mandarin.
Ding Dong is created by Chinese company LingLong. It was released in 2016 and has a height of 9.5 inches and has a square base. The device is capable of reading the news, weather updates, and online shopping. Versions are available that speak either Mandarin or Cantonese.
The Mi AI Speaker, developed by Xiao Mi, will wake you up in the morning, read off your schedule, take notes and tell you about the weather. It can control other Mi Home devices such as the Mi Kettle, lights, and rice cooker. What’s more, you can even have it serve as a tutor for your kids, but it can only follow the command in Chinese.
Amazon Echo is developed by Amazon, com. The device connects with the voice- controlled intelligent assistant service Alexa. The device is capable of voice interaction (in English, French, Chinese), music playback, setting alarms, and providing weather, traffic and other real-time information. It can also control several smart devices acting as a home automation system. The interesting function is that the latest version can order milk or other food materials on Amazon.com.
21. Who is most likely to buy a Ding Dong?
A. A young man who likes sports.
B. A student who likes learning English.
C. An old man who likes listening to the radio.
D. A kid who likes playing games online.
22. Which smart speaker can help a kid learn at home?
A. Tmall Genie B. Mi AI C. Ding Dong D. Amazon Echo
23. What is an advantage of Amazon Echo over other smart speakers?
A. Its voice interaction is in different languages.
B. It has an easier access to the Internet.
C. It can be controlled by voice.
D. It controls home automation devices.
A British businessman with the lifelong dream of building a yacht (游艇) has almost achieved his goal. Mike Ludgrove is putting the finishing touches on the 60ft boat that he has spent the past 12 years crafting by hand. He has spent several thousands of hours on the classic sailing yacht that he has named “Helena”.
Ludgrove originally thought that he could complete his dream yacht in just three years. He soon realized, however, that both the timeline and budget were overly ambitious. To raise more funds, Ludgrove and his kind wife Elaine sold their London flat, their primary home in Exeter, Devon, and now live in a rented house. Five years ago, the couple sold their food business to raise additional money for the boat. Ludgrove also asked his son and some friends to work alongside him to make his dream a reality.
“Helena has been my dream for almost 40 years,” Ludgrove, who started working on the project in 2006, told the Daily Mail. “It has taken 12 years, and I have enjoyed most of it, although there have been some low points when I’ve wondered whether we were going to make it.
The boat is coated with fiberglass to protect the wood and has a captain’s room and two large cabins which can accommodate up to six people.
Ludgrove claims that his dream was inspired by a childhood experience when he participated in the London Sailing Project, a charitable foundation that gives young people the opportunity to experience a sailing adventure. “Helena” is due to launch, and Ludgrove hopes it will benefit young people who usually don’t have a chance to sail.
24. What does the underlined sentence in Para. 2 mean?
A. Building a yacht was impossible for Ludgrove.
B. It was wrong of Ludgrove to build a yacht by hand.
C. Ludgrove was trapped in a lack of time and money.
D. The problems of timeline and budget were easy to solve.
25. What are the attitudes of Ludgrove’s family and friends to his yacht-building plan?
A. Indifferent. B. Doubtful. C. Objective. D. Supportive.
26. Why was Ludgrove determined to build a yacht?
A. It was his childhood dream.
B. It was part of his worldwide sailing plan.
C. He never sailed in the sea.
D. He wanted to memorize “Helena”.
27. What will Ludgrove do with “Helena” most probably?
A. Give it to the London Sailing Project for renting.
B. Inspire young people to have a chance to sail.
C. Set up a charitable foundation for “Helena”.
D. Sail around the world with his family and friends.
Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens are to start a war on gray-headed flying foxes. These super bats have invaded one of Australia’s most famous public spaces. Officials have said the animals are destroying trees and have to move on.
These unwanted guests at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens look like tiny foxes with wings. Officials have estimated there are about 11,000 of them living in the harbor-side park. After inspecting damage to dozens of trees they now believe there are twice as many as previously thought. Branches have been breaking under the weight of these furry invaders and their droppings have been poisoning plants.
Help may well be at hand, however, in the shape of the ordinary garbage bin. The gardens’ director Dr. Tim Entwistle hopes the unpleasant sounds of crashing bin lids will agitate the flying foxes and force them to move on. “The way to disturb them is to use noises, so we’ve used the loud noises made by rubbish bins in the past. You can also use speakers as long as you move the noise around, and what we’ll do is to have a series of noises, at the beginning and end of the day. What we’ve found in the past is that the flying foxes leave the gardens and go somewhere else,” said Tim.
The gray-headed flying fox is Australia’s largest bat. It flies around at night using its eyes and a powerful sense of smell to search for fruit and flowers. Officials at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney have said they’re optimistic the unwelcome colony can be uprooted. If and when the bats do move to other parts of the city they will of course then become someone else’s problem.
28. Why do people want to get rid of the flying foxes?
A. Because the gardens are important public places.
B. Because they are polluting the city.
C. Because many garbage bins have been damaged by them.
D. Because they’re threatening the survival of trees and other plants.
29. What are people doing to get rid of the flying foxes?
A. Shooting them. B. Making loud noises.
C. Shaking the trees hard. D. Cutting some trees down.
30. Which of the following can replace the underlined “agitate” in Paragraph 3?
A. excite B. kill C. disturb D. discourage
31. What does the writer imply from the last paragraph?
A. The bats will still stay in the gardens.
B. Some other areas will have to deal with the bats.
C. The grey-headed flying fox often eats trees.
D. The damage caused by the bats is serious.
We give toys to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have them. Load bags with canned foods for the hungry. Make donations to those who need it. This time of year, it seems, we focus more on doing good and being good. Certainly, that’s not a bad thing.
Researchers at the University of California say that kindness, and related qualities like sympathy and compassion are actually a form of self preservation. Those who give more, get more. The most generous among us have greater influence and are more popular. Whereas, the unkind and unhelpful are more likely to be away from us. After all, it stands to reason, that if I’m paddling your lifeboat, you’ll keep me afloat a little longer.
So, is kindness motivated by our real concern for others or are we do-gooders because it makes us look good and shores up our position in the society? Probably both. Most of us really enjoy helping others. It makes us feel good, connected, happy and that makes for a more satisfying life. But, it doesn’t hurt that we also receive other rewards—status, cooperation, influence—that will help us survive and become successful.
Despite all the benefits, I tend most often toward kindness only when it’s convenient. That doesn’t mean I have bad manners. I say “my pleasure” and “thank — you”. I hold the door open for passengers. But, I could be kinder, more often. Sometimes I’m stopped from doing good by just how to do it. Sometimes, I’m just not thinking enough about others to recognize the need. Sometimes, I’m plain, a little selfish.
I’m working to be more aware of those around me. To slow down and move with patience and purpose on the freeway. To be more kind. My acts of kindness aren’t complex or flashy—I’m not the type. They aren’t expensive—I’m too cheap. But those things aren’t required. You don’t have to feel guilty that your kind gesture wasn’t as big as building a school in Africa. Kindness can be a small, simple act and still make an extremely large impact. Notice a need and then consciously offer a bit of yourself.
32. What do the researchers believe about kindness?
A. It is a behavior for self-protection and survival.
B. It reflects the generosity of human nature.
C. It advocates doing good or being good.
D. It makes people more and more selfish.
33. The third paragraph mainly explains why kindness is .
A. a quality of sympathy B. a concern for others
C. a win-win quality D. an approach to donate
34. When will the author stop doing good according to Para 4?
A. When someone says he is selfish.
B. When he doesn’t know others’ needs.
C. When he is enjoying a satisfying life.
D. When someone has bad manners.
35. From the author’s point of view, kindness .
A. can be something simple and practical
B. should be something impressive
C. starts from some grand and heroic actions
D. is a matter of awareness in cooperation
Activists are people who see the need for change and devote their time to doing something about it. 36 If you are interested in it you can do so.
Join an organization that supports your cause. 37 Most activist organizations offer different levels of involvement, so you can do whatever you feel most comfortable with, whether that means attending meetings and demonstrations or just donating a little money when you can.
Volunteer your time. One of the best ways to make a difference is to volunteer your time. Reach out to organizations in your community that do work for your cause, and ask how you can help others better.
38 Most activists or charitable organizations (慈善机构) need resources or fund to do their work. If you can’t afford to donate money to an organization that supports your cause, you may be able to donate other things they need, like clothing or canned food.
Reach out to family and friends. Tell your family and friends about your cause, and invite them to get involved. If they are interested, share the plans or feeling about your cause or just talk to them about what you have learned. 39
Promote your cause on social media. You can use social media to help keep your friends and followers informed about the causes you support. 40 Also, you can invite your friends to attend events or do some questionnaires on the Internet to help you get the latest information.
A. Donate money or supplies.
B. Raise money and collect clothes.
C. They are driven by passion and a vision for a better future.
D. If you do volunteer work, invite them to volunteer with you.
E. This could be anything from a student club to a national organization.
F. Posting some photos and texts about your cause on the blog is a good way to get others involved.
G. They can be more interesting or competitive organizations like outdoor clubs.
During a research experiment, a biologist placed a shark into a large tank and then 41 several small fish into the tank. As you would 42 , the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.
The biologist then 43 a strong piece of clear glass into the tank, creating two 44 tanks. She then put the shark on one side of the glass and a new set of fish on the other. 45 , the shark quickly attacked. This time, however, the shark 46 because it knocked hard against the glass. 47 , the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes, but 48 . Meanwhile, the fish swam around 49 in the other part. Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark 50 . This experiment was carried out several times. Each time, the shark got less 51 and made fewer attempts to attack the fish, until eventually the shark got 52 hitting the glass divider and simply stopped attacking. The biologist then 53 the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack. The shark was trained to believe a/an 54 existed between it and the smaller fish, even when the fish swam 55 they wished, free from harm.
Many of us, after 56 setbacks and failures, readily give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that 57 we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. 58 , we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no 4 real, barrier exists 59 where we are and where we want to go, we 60 see obstacles in our heads.
41. A. recognized B. refreshed C. reflected D. released
42. A. demand B. expect C. believe D. require
43. A. identified B. provided C. inserted D. transported
44. A. separate B. opposite C. relevant D. connected
45. A. Meanwhile B. Yet C. Instead D. Again
46. A. fainted B. sank C. bounced D. rushed
47. A. Excited B. Frustrated C. Determined D. Satisfied
48. A. in order B. in vain C. in pain D. in secret
49. A. undefeated B. unchallenged C. unnoticed D. unharmed
50. A. gave up B. broke away C. knocked off D. let out
51. A. aggressive B. calm C. accurate D. curious
52. A. sure about B. involved in C. tired of D. familiar with
53. A. replayed B. replaced C. rebuilt D. removed
54. A. distance B. barrier C. gap D. edge
55. A. whatever B. wherever C. however D. whenever
56. A. overcoming B. observing C. experiencing D. forgetting
57. A. though B. unless C. while D. if
58. A. In addition B. In other words C. As a result D. Above all
59. A. between B. among C. with D. around
60. A. suddenly B. constantly C. finally D. carefully
One sunny Monday, I went for a walk and wore a special diamond ring that day. It 61 (give) as my 25th birthday gift last month. As I was walking in the park, I found the diamond on my ring was 62 (miss). I went back to look for it. I knew how small 63 chance was of finding it, 64 I still wanted to have a try.
As I was searching the ground, I ran into an old gentleman by accident. ‘‘What’s the matter?” he asked 65 (nice). “I lost something. I’m really worried. ” I explained and showed him the hole in my ring 66 the diamond had been. “I take a walk here every day. I’ll keep my eyes open for it. ” The old man said.
I thanked him, 67 (expect) nothing. A few days later, I met the old man again. “Guess what,” he said with a happy 68 (appear). “I found your diamond!” I couldn’t believe what I saw in his hand when the gentleman handed the diamond back to me.
The old man could keep the diamond or sell it, but he didn’t. Now thanks to this man, I’ll spend more time 69 something nice for others. All I have to do is to look at my ring and remind 70 (I) that there are still kind and generous souls out there.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
I’ve learned from a newspaper that some clerks are want in your company. I am eager to be one of them. So I am writing a letter to you. My name is Wang Ping. I was born in Hebei Province and I am in good healthy. I do very well in all subject, especially English. I can read in English documents and speak English fluent as well. Besides, I know a little French, that may be helpful to the business. It is said that your company are very famous and well managed. I’ll appreciate if I can work with you.
I am looking forward to hear from you soon.
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know a little French, that may be helpful to the business. It is said that your company are very famous and well
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I am looking forward to hear from you soon.