听下面5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1. What are the speakers doing now?
A. Taking a rest. B. Operating a machine. C. Climbing a hill.
2. How does the man find camping in summer?
A. Pleasing. B. Challenging. C. Upsetting.
3. Why can’t the man give the woman a ride?
A. Jean is using his car. B. He doesn’t go her way. C. His car is full up.
4. Which book is the most expensive?
A. The blue one. B. The green one. C. The red one.
5. What do we know about the woman?
A. She will eat with the man. B. She won’t go to the concert. C. She will go home for dinner.
6. What will the woman do in 15 minutes?
A. Give a concert. B. Go to the stadium. C. Attend a meeting.
7. Who is the man?
A. A traffic policeman. B. A taxi driver. C. A music fan.
8. What kind of party will be held?
A. A birthday party. B. A surprise party. C. A house-warming party.
9. How long will the party last?
A. Four hours. B. Five hours. C. Six hours.
10. Where was the woman just now?
A. At the airport. B. At the theater. C. At the apartment.
11. Why didn’t the man go to meet the woman?
A. He mistook the place. B. He forgot the appointment. C. He wasn’t clear about the time.
12. What time is it now?
A. 6:45. B. 7:00. C. 7:10.
13. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Close friends. B. Husband and wife. C. Boss and worker.
14. What does the woman hate doing?
A. Typing. B. Talking. C. Planning.
15. Why does the woman like to work in a hotel?
A. She can get higher pay. B. She can easily get promoted. C. She can meet various people.
16. Who is looking after Harry at night now?
A. The man. B. The woman. C. The man’s mother.
17. What does the speaker talk about?
A. How to study better. B. How to set study goals. C. How to study for pleasure.
18. What is recommended to get fun from study?
A. Working out a problem in the given time.
B. Studying with headphones on.
C. Playing guessing games.
19. What may be one of the best ways to learn something?
A. To teach it to others. B. To review it frequently. C. To apply it to practical cases.
20. How does the speaker find group studying?
A. Demanding. B. Rewarding. C. Exciting.
I can’t remember the first time one of my children told me, “I hate you.” I can, however, tell you that it still happens occasionally, but it doesn’t bother me. As their father, I often say things that are unpopular. If they hate me once in a while, I know I’m doing a good job.
There are three other words that I won’t allow in my house, however. Last week, I was watching my older son play with a paper airplane. After he accidentally threw it into a wall and it came apart, his eyes welled up with tears.
“I hate myself,” he said. It wasn’t the first time he’d said it, and I was concerned that he’d started to actually believe it.
I knelt down next to him and made him look into my eyes. I told him that I never wanted to hear those words again, and that he needed to respect himself.
The difference between your kid telling you they hate you and them saying they hate themselves is that, five minutes later, they’ve already forgotten they “hate you”. Self-hate is much more potentially poisonous and for young people, it can linger into the rest of their life.
Kids who start to believe they hate themselves sometimes struggle to form new friendships. As teenagers, they avoid the chance to connect with a potential love interest, because they assume they’ll be rejected. And as adults, they might choose not to apply for the dream job because they assume it won’t work out.
I know this is true, because I didn’t have a high opinion of myself as a child. I found myself struggling in many areas, and I’d hate to see my children suffer the same fate.
Sometimes, words are just words. But some words can make the kind of impact I’d very much like to avoid for my children. I don’t fear strong language; I fear language that makes us weak.
21. How did the author feel on hearing his kids saying “I hate you”?
A. Depressed. B. Annoyed. C. Unconcerned. D. Excited.
22. Why won’t the author allow the three words “I hate myself”?
A. Because the impact of thinking in this way is negative.
B. Because it hurts parents to hear their kids saying so.
C. Because it doesn’t make any sense to blame oneself.
D. Because the impoliteness of saying so is unbearable.
23. Which of the following can replace the underlined word “linger” in paragraph 5?
A. come to an end B. continue to exist C. begin to change D. become out of date
On March 17, people around the world celebrate the Irish holiday of Saint Patrick’s Day. It is a major holiday in Ireland, but the rest of the world has influenced its celebration as much as the Irish themselves.
Most Americans think of Saint Patrick’s Day as a big party centered around drinking alcohol. But its beginnings in Ireland were religious, says Mike Cronin, a professor of Irish history with Boston College of Massachusetts.
Ireland is a mostly Roman Catholic country. Saint Patrick lived in Ireland more than 2,000 years ago. He is widely considered to have established Christianity in the country. The Church honored him with a holy day in the 17th century. March 17 marks the date of his death. The average Irish person honored March 17 quietly. Attending church services was the main activity. In fact, most businesses that served alcohol would close in honor of the day.
In the early 1900s, Ireland’s government made St. Patrick’s Day an official holiday. By the 1960s, towns across Ireland started celebrating the holiday with parades and music. In Ireland today, St. Patrick’s Day is a four-day public celebration that includes parades, music, food, and games.
For Irish people living outside Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day became a chance to celebrate their Irish identity and culture. Now, countries and cities around the world celebrate March 17 in creative ways. Many countries hold Saint Patrick’s Day parades. Famous monuments, including the Great Wall of China, the Niagara Falls, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai will all be colored by green light for the day.
Cronin says that the worldwide popularity of Saint Patrick’s Day has helped the Irish government, which uses the holiday as a form of diplomacy. And for a small island of 4.5 to 5 million people it’s quite remarkable that they have that kind of soft power.
24. How did average Irish people celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the 17th century?
A. Drinking alcohol. B. Parading in the streets.
C. Attending church services peacefully. D. Coloring well-known monuments green.
25. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Saint Patrick’s Day is the most significant day in the US.
B. Saint Patrick’s Day plays a role in foreign affairs in Ireland today.
C. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide today as in the 17th century.
D. On Saint Patrick’s Day, parades and parties are held throughout America.
26. What is the passage mainly about?
A. The origin of Saint Patrick’s Day.
B. The celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.
C. The influence of Saint Patrick’s Day on the world.
D. The role of Saint Patrick’s Day in Irish diplomacy.
27. What is Cronin’s attitude towards the popularity of Saint Patrick’s Day?
A. Unclear. B. Neutral. C. Negative. D. Positive.
Underneath the Greenland ice sheet lies a body of water covering an area larger than West Virginia, and until just a few years ago, scientists had no idea that it existed.
First discovered in 2011, scientists now believe it covers some 27, 000 square miles and contains more than 100 billion tons of liquid water.
The melt-water reservoir (蓄水池) was discovered under the ice, in a south-eastern part of Greenland, by researchers from the University of Utah about two years ago. According to the BBC, at first the researchers expected to find waters stored in small spaces between the rocks. What they actually found was a massive reservoir of water trapped in the ice, kind of like the liquid in a snow-cone. Newser quotes lead study author Richard Forster saying, “we thought we had an understanding of how things work in Greenland, but here is this entire storage system of water we didn’t realize was there.”
OK, so snow water under the ice in Greenland; why is this a big deal? Well, researchers say it could provide new clues to understanding Greenland’s ice melts and sea level rise in general. Voice of America quotes Forster saying, “of the present sea level rise, the Greenland ice sheet is the largest contributor, and it is melting at record levels, so understanding the aquifer’s (地下蓄水层) capacity to store water from year to year is important, because it fills a major gap in the overall connection of melt-water runoff and sea levels.” According to researchers, the water is 15 to 60 feet beneath the surface and likely stays fluid because it’s covered by snow. They’re unsure how old the reservoir is or whether it flows into the ocean.
28. What is true about the water newly found in Greenland?
A. It is probably in the form of liquid. B. It is widely stored between the rocks.
C. It finally flows into the ocean. D. It came into being only a few years ago.
29. The discovery of water in Greenland is very important because ______.
A. it confirms scientists’ previous guess about the storage of water in Greenland
B. it throws new light on the relation between Greenland’s melt water and sea level rise
C. it provides information about the possible amount of water storage in Greenland
D. it solves the problem of the shortage of fresh water in the world for good
30. What will be the best title of the passage?
A. Ice Sheet in Greenland Melting at Alarming Speed
B. Greenland Ice Sheet Contributing to Rapid Sea Level Rise
C. Billions of Tons of Water Found under Greenland Ice Sheet
D. Scientists Predicting Massive Underground Water in Greenland
England is the perfect place for you to travel to if you’re thinking about taking your first abroad trip. You’ll need to prepare for the trip with some international travel basics and map out a realistic itinerary (旅程) to make the most of your experience.
Get your paperwork done.
31 If you don’t have a current passport, you’ll need to bring your pictures and some proof of your citizenship — a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalization, or a certificate of citizenship — to a post office. Fill out a passport application, and in a month you’ll have your passport.
Plan your trip.
Plan your trip to England in early to mid-October or in mid-to-late March, because that’s when flights are the cheapest. During the winter, the days grow very short. Besides, sunlight is sometimes limited to less than eight hours per day. 32
Settle yourself in England.
Find affordable accommodations by staying at a hostel. Hostels vary in shapes, forms and sizes. 33 If you can afford to stay at a hotel, make sure you are aware of check-in times and policies.
To get around England, the most common methods are bus and rail. 34 Passes for a full day, week, or month can save you money if you’re going to take the Tube for even a few stops.
Buy a budget travel book to find attractions and sites in cities such as: London, Bath, Cambridge Oxford, Canterbury, Leeds and Wimbledon. Popular attractions include: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Portobello Market and the Tower of London in London; Bath Abbey in Bath; the colleges of Cambridge; and the Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury.
A. Budget your trip.
B. Find the best things to do.
C. You can get a visa from any British Embassy.
D. You’ll need a passport and visa to visit England.
E. The summer brings in record-breaking numbers of tourists.
F. If you decide to use the underground rail system, get a pass.
G. But they generally provide affordable housing with minimal pleasures.
Every Christmas, the firm I worked for raised money for poor kids in the area. And every Christmas I’d dress as Santa and 36 out with my colleagues to 37 gifts. Some years ago, we were returning to work in my truck, and 38 in the middle lane at a crossroads as the lights turned red. Then I became 39 of an SUV coming up directly behind us at speed. At the last moment, it 40 the right-hand lane. But it ran too fast to stop and 41 into another vehicle.
I jumped out and ran to the SUV. Inside, I saw a man slumped over (伏在) the steering wheel. As I shouted at my workmates to call the police, there was a loud “bang” and 42 leapt from the car’s 43 . I knew the car’s battery had 44 and that there was no time to lose. Still wearing my costume, I rushed to the passenger side 45 the fire. The door was locked and was slightly out of 46 , but by trying to 47 the window frame hard, I managed to tear it open. It was a cold day, but flames were now rolling over the hood (引擎盖) and I was 48 in my suit. I leaned in, untied the driver’s 49 and started to pull him across to the passenger side. That’s when he 50 up, and confused, started yelling and trying to fight me off. “Sir,” I said, “your car’s on fire—let’s get out of here.” He 51 down, and I walked him over to the safety of my truck.
I headed back to the crossroads 52 I directed traffic around the 53 vehicle until the police arrived. The first two police officers laughed as they jumped out of their car. “What’s happened here, 54 ?” one of them asked. I briefed them, and then they 55 , “OK, you can probably ride your reindeer (驯鹿) away. We’ll take over from here. ”
36. A. get B. drive C. put D. walk
37. A. deliver B. collect C. show D. receive
38. A. waved B. directed C. stopped D. spied
39. A. careful B. nervous C. tired D. aware
40. A. jumped over B. ran down C. switched to D. moved from
41. A. broke B. crashed C. looked D. turned
42. A. flames B. dust C. noise D. petrol
43. A. side B. middle C. back D. front
44. A. changed B. charged C. exploded D. used
45. A. avoiding B. watching C. fanning D. making
46. A. breath B. shape C. control D. fashion
47. A. knock B. clean C. fix D. pull
48. A. dying B. sweating C. worrying D. counting
49. A. tie B. watch C. belt D. clothes
50. A. came B. cheered C. got D. woke
51. A. looked B. sat C. jumped D. calmed
52. A. where B. when C. which D. how
53. A. broken B. burning C. damaged D. frightening
54. A. boy B. guy C. Santa D. God
55. A. warned B. screamed C. reminded D. joked
It is sad but true that people die in earthquakes from falling furniture and 56 (brick). Earthquake safety is very important and there is more to it than just keeping buildings 57 falling down. So if your home is in 58 earthquake area, you should prepare carefully before the earth- quake 59 (come).
First, make sure you buy a house which is earthquake safe. All pipes should be fixed to the wall 60 all walls should be especially thick and strong. You also have to make sure that there are bolts (螺栓) underneath your house. They are one of the most important ways of 61 (protect) a house.
Second, look at the objects in your house. Those in the living room, 62 are most likely to hurt us, are computers, televisions and lamps. They can be tied to tables or stuck to them so they won’t 63 (easy) move around. The kitchen, which is also very dangerous, must have strong doors on all the cupboards. This is the place 64 many small things are stored that might fall down. Windows are a special problem. When they break, glass can cause many accidents. It is better 65 (use) safety glass if you can, especially for pictures.
There was a rich couple who was throwing a big new year party at their house. So they went shopping at the market where everything was of high cost and fixed price. They wanted to maintain their high living standard so they didn’t mind paying a lot for it. After purchasing everything they needed, they called a porter to carry everything and drop it off at their home. The porter who came was of an old age, not very healthy looking. His clothes were torn and he looked as if he wasn’t even able to meet his daily needs.
They asked the porter about the charges for delivering their goods at their home. The old porter quoted just a $20, a price well below the market rate for delivering goods at couple’s home in his cart. Yet, the couple argued and bargained with the porter and finally settled for $15. The porter was struggling to make money for every single meal so he needed anything he could earn.
The couple was very happy thinking how well they bargained with the poor porter and paid him $15 in advance and left after giving the porter their address for delivery. They reached their home and one hour passed, two hours passed, but the porter still hadn’t delivered their stuff.
The wife started to get angry at her husband, “I always tell you not to trust such person but you never listen to me. Such a person is not even able to earn to feed himself for one time in a day, and you handed him everything we purchased for our big party. I am sure instead of delivering at our home, he must have disappeared with everything. We must immediately go back to the market to inquire and then to the police station to file the complaint against him.”
They both left towards the market. On their way, near the market, they saw another porter. They stopped him to inquire about the old porter and noticed that he was carrying their stuff in his cart!
The angry wife asked him, “Where is that old thief? This is our stuff.”____________________
Upon hearing this, the husband had tears in his eyes and turned to his wife._______________
命题学校：镇海中学 桐乡市高级中学 审核：学军中学
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How time flies! I’ve already returned to China safe and sound. Looking back to the wonderful time I spent in America, I just can’t help thinking of you. I’m writing to express my sincere gratitude to you. It was so kind of you to have provided everything to make my stay such a happy and wonderful experience.
I will cherish the merry memories for the rest of my life and I do hope you and your family will accept my invitation to visit my motherland, whose spectacular scenery and vigorous culture will surely keep you spellbound.
Thanks again and looking forward to your reply.
The angry wife asked him, “Where is that old thief? This is our stuff.” The porter replied, “Madam, please calm down. That poor old man was sick since last month. He wasn’t able to earn enough to even have a single meal of the day. He was on the way to deliver your stuff, but he, who was hungry and sick, couldn’t gather the strength to go any further in this heat of the noon. He fell down and he handed me $15. His last words were, ‘I had taken an advance for this delivery, you take this and please deliver it to this address.’”
Upon hearing this, the husband had tears in his eyes and turned to his wife. “He was hungry, he was poor, but he was an honest man,” the husband said. The wife felt quite ashamed that she was angry with her husband’s decision. She had no courage to look her husband’s in the eyes. Suddenly it dawned on her that honesty has no class. Respect everyone regardless of their financial and social status. It’s always a good deed to give the one who deserves.
M: Would you like to stop for a rest now?
W: Oh, let’s keep going. We are almost at the top of the hill.
W: Camping is by far the healthiest way to spend a holiday, and it is also very enjoyable.
M: That’s true. In summer there are fewer great pleasures than those of camping.
W: Do you think you could give me a ride to the library tonight?
M: I’d like to, but I’m heading in the other direction. I’m meeting Jean tonight.
M: This book with a green cover is 20 dollars and the one with a blue cover is 15 dollars more. And the red one is twice as expensive as this one.
W: I like the one with the blue cover. But I can’t afford it right now. Sorry.
W: I want to go to the concert starting at 7 tonight, but I have to work until 5. There won’t be enough time to go home for dinner.
M: Then let’s eat downtown. That’ll give us plenty of time to get to the concert.
W: Can you go faster, sir? I have a meeting in 15 minutes.
M: The traffic near the stadium is bad because of the pop concert.
W: Should I get out and walk?
M: No, don’t worry. I know a short cut that will get you there in 5 minutes.
M: Hello, Lisa. I’m phoning to invite you to our house-warming party this Saturday evening. We know you’re very busy but we’d love you to come.
W: Yes, I’d love to. Well... I’ll have a test next Monday and an article to hand in on Tuesday. Will the party go on very late?
M: Until one in the morning. But you don’t have to stay that long. What about it?
W: All right. I’ll come. When does the party start?
M: At eight o’clock.
W: OK. See you then.
M: Come in! Come in!
W: Hi, Gary, what happened? I was waiting for you at the theater. Why didn’t you meet me there?
M: I thought we were supposed to meet here.
W: Don’t you know our movie starts at seven? And we were going to meet at the theater at fifteen to seven. Then it doesn’t make sense to meet at the apartment.
M: I’m sorry. We must have misunderstood each other.
W: Why don’t you try to be clearer about our appointment?
M: You’re right. I am sorry. Let’s go and watch the movie.
W: I don’t want to go now. We’ve already missed ten minutes of the movie. I don’t want to see a movie without watching the beginning.
M: I want to know why you’re sitting with your mouth closed all the evening. What’s wrong, honey?
W: Well, I don’t like being a typist. There’s no one to talk with and the day goes too slowly.
M: Then what do you plan to do?
W: I want to do some service work, like working in a hotel.
M: That’s funny.
W: Well, in a hotel, I can meet kinds of people, including foreigners. I’ll have many chances to practice my English, and that will improve my spoken English.
M: Do you have any special hotel in mind?
W: I hope to get a job at Holiday Inn. It’s a well-known hotel, and it’s not far from our home.
M: But you have to work at night.
W: So what? It doesn’t matter much as long as I feel happy, I think.
M: Who will take care of Harry at night?
W: If I can’t, you can ask your mother for help.
M: Harry is only one year old. I hope you’ll think this over.
You’re working hard but still can’t reach your study goals. Here’s a quick tip to help you make the most of study time. Study with a partner or in groups. Rather than live in a cave with your nose in the books all day, you should grab a friend from your class and study with him or her. Group studying helps you to engage and process the information more deeply. Of course, it means more than just going to the library together and studying with your headphones on. Have fun with study. Play guessing games. Race to solve a math problem first and discuss it afterwards. You can also divide the class topics and take turns teaching them as creatively as you like. Sometimes the best way to learn something is to teach it, even if you haven’t mastered it yet. Actively engaging in study activities with someone else not only helps you to learn, but makes studying more enjoyable.
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