1. When will the boat to Greenwich sail?
A. At 2:00. B. At 2:15. C.At 1:45.
2. How did the man go to the village?
A. By train. B. By car. C. By bus.
3. Who is the woman talking to?
A. Her father. B. Her son. C. Her husband.
4. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Take some tests. B. Take some exercise. C. Take some medicine.
5. What are the speakers talking about?
A. WeChat. B. Online shopping. C. The man's grandma.
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，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。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小 题，每小题5秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第6段材料，回答第6至7题。
6. What was the man told to do?
A. To help paint the furniture.
B. To help move the furniture.
C. To help empty the meeting room.
7. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In an office. B. In a meeting room. C. In a furniture store.
8. What are the two speakers preparing for?
A. A camping trip. B. A birthday party. C. A special festival.
9. What can the man cook?
A. Beef. B. Eggs. C. Fruit salad.
10. What fruit does the woman want to buy?
A. Apples. B. Bananas. C. Peaches.
11. How's the weather?
A. Cold and windy. B. Cold and rainy. C. Cold and snowy.
12. What do we know about Tommy?
A. He's from Scotland. B. He likes travelling. C. He forgot to bring his camera.
13. What will the speakers do next?
A. Check the backpack. B. Start climbing. C. Take a picture.
14. What program does the man show little interest in?
A. Sports. B. Movies. C. History.
15. How long did the man stay in Egypt?
A. A week or so. B. About one year. C. One and a half years.
16. What do we know about the man's trips?
A. He hasn't been to Korea.
B. He climbed the Pyramids in Egypt.
C. He went to Japan a year and a half ago.
17. What is forbidden in the little kids' area?
A. Playing. B. Driving. C. Swimming.
18. Who can you turn to if you or your friends need help?
A. The pool director. B. The pool cleaners. C. The pool assistants.
19. Where can the snacks be eaten?
A. In the baby pool. B. In the changing room. C. Near the snack shop.
20. Why does the speaker give this talk?
A. To inform the pool rules.
B. To advertise the swimming pool.
C. To share his understanding of public swimming.
21.It is important to pay your electricity bill on time, as late payments may affect your ___.
A. condition B. income C. credit D. status
22.What was so ______ about jasmine’s victory was that she came first in the marathon bare-footed.
A. awful B. essential C. impressive D. obvious
23.You may ______it that Jennifer will come and help us if we are in trouble.
A. base on B. hold on C. carry on D. rely on
24.W hen the teacher came in, he pretended _________
A. To read b. to be reading C. to have read D. reading
25.Gun control is a subject ________________ Americans have argued for a long time.
A. of which B. with which C. about which D. into which
26.I appreciate _______the opportunity to work in your company two years ago.
A. giving B. to give C. being given D. to be given
27.When their children lived far away from them, these old people felt _________from the world.
A. cut off B. cut up C. cut out D. cut down
28.Food supplies in the flood-stricken area__________. we must act immediately before there’s none left.
A. have run out B. are running out C. have been run out D. are being run out
29.The students listened carefully to the teacher with their eyes ________on the blackboard.
A. To focus B. focusing C. being focused D. focused
30.---Jack, you seem excited. ---_________? I won the first prize in the English speech contest.
A. Guess what B. so what C. pardon me D. who cares
When I was young, my mother could not even 31 a 50-cent chocolate bar for me. However, instead of focusing on poorness, my mother selflessly 32 me to fight for success so that I could lead a 33 life. She worked long hours every night to support the family. 34 , she would find time to 35 with my sister, Emily, and me. Although I did not have two parents, I was loved and 36 just as much.
Not all of life’s milestones were easy. Some even left a 37 taste when my mother married a man in Maryland. The first few months were 38 : baseball games, dinners together and movies. It felt like we were the 39 All-American family. Then things 40 . Screaming matches between my stepfather and my mother ruined dinners, and he 41 movie tickets for wine.
We spent five years living in a family setting that had turned into a 42 zone. To our great relief, they finally 43 and we settled in Texas, where Mom is still working hard for a better life. Now, as I write this article with some dark 44 at hand, I realize my family and I are at the 45 point of our lives. I have succeeded both in my 46 and personality. I have been 47 my hunger for knowledge and I am to 48 from high school, not making a bitter product of my 49 , for I know that hard times in life are also learning experiences. 50 , like candy, can be the sweetest treat of all.
31. A. afford B. deliver C. break D. discover
32. A. permitted B. pushed C. invited D. warned
33. A. independent B. peaceful C. interesting D. comfortable
34. A. Instead B. Still C. Otherwise D. Thus
35. A. play B. agree C. combine D. argue
36. A. educated B. blamed C. observed D. punished
37. A. similar B. strong C. bitter D. plain
38. A. great B. busy C. tiring D. dull
39. A. creative B. healthy C. energetic D. perfect
40. A. happened B. continued C. changed D. disappeared
41. A. took B. swapped C. paid D. searched
42. A. time B. friend C. safety D. war
43. A. gathered round B. moved off C. broke up D. went away
44. A. spots B. lines C. chocolate D. ink
45. A. weakest B. closest C. lowest D. best
46. A. work B. study C. politics D. sport
47. A. satisfying B. feeling C. controlling D. reducing
48. A. suffer B. escape C. graduate D. separate
49. A. tradition B. environment C. religion D. identity
50. A. Patience B. Belief C. Devotion D. Success
With increasing competition in education, some of the best universities worldwide are having a global view to best prepare their students for the future.
China has been determined to play its key role on the global educational stage. Take Project 211, a program created in 1995 to bring 100 Chinese universities up to a world-class standard. Similarly, in 1999 Project 985 got started to produce more top universities. To further improve the global position of Chinese education, in 2009 the C9 League was also created, hoping to be an eastern equal to the US Ivy League(常春藤联盟）.
Germany offers a menu of educational choice from smaller but high-quality institutions to some most famous universities in Western Europe. Similarly, the country serves up plenty of cultural experiences from the lively capital streets to the characteristic towns and villages. Germany also creates many scholarships to help international students afford their tuition fees(学费).
Italy has some of the world’s most respected learning institutes including the University of Bologna, believed to be the world’s oldest university. There are more UNESCO World Heritage(遗产）Sites in Italy than in any other nation in the world. These attractions, alongside Italy’s world-famous food and endless culture make it among the world's most visited countries each year.
Over years, Poland’s universities have produced some of the world's most famous thinkers anil scientists, such as Marie Curie and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Poland also provides many private and public education scholarships to both Polish students and international students.
51. For what purpose has China created some projects?
A.To offer free education to the public. B.To create more educational companies.
C.To attract more world-famous scientists. D.To promote its global status in education.
52. How can Germany help international students?
A. By making tuition fees affordable. B. By offering many educational menus.
C. By planning some cultural experiences. D. By providing free capital-based travels.
53. Which country has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
A. China. B.Germany. C. Italy. D. Poland.
It’s nothing unusual for people to multitask nowadays. But the ability to do a number of things at the same time could be different between the two sexes.
A team of UK researchers recently compared the performances of 120 women and 120 men in a computer test about switching(转换) between tasks of counting and shape recognition.
Men equalled women when tasks were done one at a time. But when the tasks were mixed up, there was a clear difference. According to the paper published in the journal BMC Psychology, both women and men slowed down and made more mistakes as the switching became more rapid. But men were slower, taking 77 percent longer to answer, while women took 69 percent longer.
To make the experiment more connected to day-to-day life, researchers tried a second test. A group of women and men were given eight minutes to complete a series of everyday tasks, such as finding restaurants on a map, doing simple math problems, answering a phone call, or deciding how they would search for a lost key in a field.
Once again, women performed better than men in the test, especially in the key-searching task.
Where do women get the ability to keep organized under pressure better than men? Researchers believe that it has its origins in evolution(进化). In ancient times, women had to keep an eye on children while cooking meals. Meanwhile, men only needed to focus on hunting.
However, as with all studies, the results don’t necessarily apply to every single person in the world. “We don’t mean that men can’t multitask, or that only women can,” researcher Keith Laws of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, told BBC News. “We are saying that the average woman is better able to organize her time and switch between tasks than the average man.”
54. In the tests, researchers found that ______.
A. women were better at switching between tasks than men
B. women made more mistakes than men when multitasking
C. men were better at counting and shape recognition than women
D. men completed a series of daily tasks more quickly than women
55. What is the main purpose of paragraph 6?
A. To give advice on how to improve the ability to multitask.
B. To show how men and women think and respond otherwise.
C. To compare the roles of men and women in human communities.
D. To explain why men and women perform differently in multitasking.
56. Which of the following would Keith Laws most probably agree with?
A. All women are born to be good at multitasking.
B. Some men are as good at multitasking as women.
C. Men shouldn’t do jobs that call for multitasking skills.
D. Every woman is better able to multitask than every man.
Eating out is such a pleasure ― the food, the wine, the joy of having it all brought to you by someone else ― that it’s a pity to ruin the experience by sharing it with other people.
Well, I do like visiting restaurants with friends. But dining out alone has its own very special attractions. For a start you can give all your attention to the food. There’s nothing worse than having to invent and deliver an opinion on school league tables or Sanchez’s move to Manchester United, plus listen to everyone else’s opinions, when all you really want to do is enjoy each mouthful along the way.
A second great thing about eating out alone is the chance to combine food with one of life’s other true pleasures: reading. You have to plan this carefully: Indian or Chinese restaurants are best ― you need food you can eat with just one hand, leaving the other free to hold your reading material.
But perhaps the biggest attraction of a table for one is the chance it gives to people-watching. Restaurants and the different reasons for visiting them ― first date, business meeting, night out with friends ― produce human behaviour of surprising richness and variety. Will the man selling his business idea get any joy out of his possible investor(投资者)? Will the married couple think of anything to say to each other before their main courses arrive?
This “human zoo” part of eating out alone is one of the reasons I’d hate to be famous: everyone would be watching you, so you wouldn’t be able to watch them. The snooker player Steve Davis says this was one of the strangest consequences(后果) of becoming well-known: he got very worried about his eating in public, almost to the level of doubting whether he was “doing it right.”
So next time you’re considering your eating out choices, remember the advice of the businessman Nubar Gulbenkian: “The best number for a dinner party is two ― myself and a super head waiter.”
57. What does the text mainly talk about?
A. The reasons for eating out alone. B. The trouble with eating in public.
C. The suggestions about dining out. D. The fear of making dining choices.
58. What is the best part of dining out alone?
A. One can fix one’s eyes on the food.
B. One can enjoy reading while eating.
C. One is likely to come across famous people.
D. One is given the chance to watch other diners.
59. What does the author intend to tell us in paragraph 5?
A. Steve Davis cared too much about table manners.
B. Famous people are always the center of attention.
C. Being famous may ruin the joy of eating out alone.
D. Being watched seems far better than watching others.
60. What is suggested at the end of the text?
A. Dining with friends. B. Chatting over dinner.
C. Having a table for one. D. Sharing a table with a waiter.
Being able to find high quality health care at an affordable price is a problem to be solved in many countries. In the United States, Walmart, a large chain store, is trying to help. It is offering something new to its employees: cutting the cost of a doctor's appointment to only $4 instead of the usual $40 for the same service.
The catch is that the patient and doctor must meet over the internet. This online service is called "telemedicine."
Walmart is the latest major business in the United States to push its workers toward a high-tech way to be examined and treated by doctors. Thanks to telemedicine, people can talk with medical experts from the privacy of their own homes, often using a secure video connection.
Supporters say online visits make it easier for patients to see an expert or quickly find help for problems considered non-emergencies.
Some healthcare needs are well-suited for telemedicine. It can help people seeking treatment for insect bites or skin conditions. Patients who have had medical treatments and cannot move around easily can use telemedicine for their follow-up visits. Also, people seeking help for mental health issues can benefit from the privacy that telemedicine gives.
But still, many people do not use telemedicine, they continue to go to the doctor's office when they are sick. 80 percent of middle-size and large U.S. companies offered telemedicine services to their workers in 2018. However, only 8 percent of its employees used telemedicine at least once in 2017.
Compared with seeing a real doctor in person, some people may think the quality of telemedicine is not as good. Parents, for example, may feel they are not giving their child the best care if they use a virtual doctor appointment. Older adults may look forward to their in-person doctor appointments. For them, going to the doctor's office is a big event, something they look forward to.
Another reason some adults may not use telemedicine services is trust. Tom Hill, aged 66, says he has no plans to ever use telemedicine. He does not buy anything online, let alone do something as personal as seeing a doctor. He says, for him, it is important to look his doctor in the eye and shake hands.
However, for some people, especially young people and busy students, telemedicine might be a good choice. It can cut down on the time away from work. It can also cut down on the cost of doctor visits.
61.What is Walmart trying to help with?
A. Finding something new for its employees.
B. Promoting the online service 'telemedicine”.
C. Cutting the online cost of a doctor' s appointment.
D. Reducing the cost of seeing a doctor at a much lower price.
62. What is True about “telemedicine”？
A. It enables patients to see doctors at home for free.
B. It has become increasingly popular in America.
C. It is the online service that is provided by most large US companies.
D. It makes it easier to see a doctor for emergency problems.
63.Why do most people prefer to go to the doctor's office when they are ill?
A. Because their company doesn't provide telemedicine.
B. Because they don't trust the doctors online.
C. Because they look forward to a virtual doctor appointment.
D. Because they have made friends with the doctors.
64.Who is most likely to apply "telemedicine”？
A. Jenny, a shy woman who suffers from mental illness.
B. Smith, a grandpa who has been bitten by a running dog.
C. Wilson, a worker who got seriously injured in a car accident.
D. Kate, a mother whose kid is suffering from a skin disease.
65.What is the author's attitude towards telemedicine”？
A. Positive. B. Negative. C. Objective. D. Doubtful.
There are many different types of writing, such as essays, letters and speeches. Whatever your reason is and whatever your style, there are some universal tips that will help you improve your writing:
The most basic question to ask yourself before you start is why you are writing. In an essay or assignment, your purpose is to convey information and draw conclusions. But if you are writing a business report, you may want to make recommendations(建议). 66
Your task is to help readers understand your message quickly and precisely. 68 Each sentence, each paragraph should be relevant to what comes before and what comes after. You should use words and phrases that connect to show these connections.
Your aim in writing is to communicate ideas and information to other people, and you must keep that in mind with every word and sentence you write. Constantly ask yourself who you really write the information for.
Once you’ve finished a draft of your speech, practice reading it out loud. 70 Revise so you are more comfortable giving your speech. You want to sound natural, no matter what the occasion is.
B. Write for the aim, not for the words
C. It sounds robotic, and employers hate it.
D. Far too often people write without a plan.
E. You’ll hear anything that sounds awkward.
F. Whatever it is, keep your purpose in mind at all times to avoid going off topic.
G. To do this, it is necessary to show them clearly how the different parts relate to each other.
Do you know the origin of life on the earth? It's widely accepted that the universe 71 (begin) with a "Big Bang". After that, the earth was still just a cloud of dust. It took several billion years 72 the dust settled into a solid globe. The earth became so 73 (violence) that it exploded loudly, which produced carbon dioxide, water vapor and other gases. With the earth 74 (cool) down, water then appeared, 75 continued presence made it possible for life to develop. Many millions of years later, the appearance of the 76 (extreme) small plants and the oxygen they produced encouraged the development of all sorts of fish. Next, amphibians, reptiles and dinosaurs appeared one after 77 . The sudden disappearance of dinosaurs caused the rise of mammals, which were different from all life 78 (form) in the past. Finally, humans appeared and spread around the globe. They are not taking good care of the earth now. They are producing too much carbon dioxide, causing the earth too hot to live 79 .Therefore, it's our responsibility 80 (solve) the problem.
Friendship means having someone I can rely on.Last year, I forgot my schoolbag on a trolleybus, and I lost all of my notes for the final exam.You can imagine how I _____81_____ Luckily for me, my best friend Jenny let me copy her notes, and I used them in my_____82_____ .Thanks to her help, I was able to pass the exam.
Friendship means being ____83______ to others.The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. ___84____ I am a friend, I have had to learn patience and ____85____ .Once I had a quarrel with Jenny, and she made some cruel comments about me.Even though I was hurt, I ___86______ her and she later made an apology.Through this incident, both of us have become better people.However, if I had ended our friendship, we would have both learnt nothing.
In ____87______ , when we are old and look back on our lives, _____88____ will we remember? Will we remember the things we bought or the places we have been ____89_____ ?No, we will remember those whom we loved and those_____90_____ loved us. We will remember our friends.
Today the quality of our natural environment has become an important issue.
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