第I卷 （选择题 共85分）
1. What will the man do this afternoon?
A. Go to the cinema. B. Go to a museum.
C. Stay at home.
2. How does the man react to what the woman did?
A. He is very angry. B. He asks for an apology.
C. He doesn’t mind it.
3. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
A. A movie. B. Their plans. C. The Internet.
4. What helped the woman do well in the test?
A. Taking notes carefully in class.
B. Spending two weeks preparing for it.
C. Borrowing notes from someone else.
5. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. At the train station. B. At a hotel. C. On a train.
6. What languages is the man good at?
A. French and Italian. B. English and French.
C. English and German.
7. What is the man’s main reason to go to the city?
A. To go sightseeing. B. To spend the summer. C. To improve his language.
8. In which year was the man born?
A. 1972. B. 1982. C. 1992.
9. What nationality is the woman’s favorite poet?
A. Indian. B. Chinese. C. American.
10. What will the woman do next?
A. Recite some of Robert Frost’s words.
B. Bring the man some of Tagore’s poems.
C. Tell the man about more famous poets.
11. What room does the hotel still have?
A. A suite. B. A single room. C. A double room.
12. What discount is usually given to members of the hotel?
A. A 10% discount. B. A 15% discount. C. A 20% discount.
13. How much does the man have to pay in all?
A. 135 pounds. B. 150 pounds. C. 270 pounds.
14. Who does the man plan to buy books for?
A. His niece. B. His cousin. C. His son.
15. Which of the following books has no words but only pictures?
A. Hurricane. B. Sector 7. C. The Loathsome Dragon.
16. How many books does the man want to buy?
A. 2. B. 5. C. 7
17. What do we know about Art & Max?
A. It is a wordless book.
B. It is a book about how to paint.
C. Its main characters are two lizards.
18. How old is Janet?
A. 20. B. 18. C. 16.
19. What language does Janet want to improve?
A. English. B. French. C. Spanish.
20. What’s the last thing Janet plans to do?
A. Study first aid. B. Work in a hotel. C. Attend evening classes.
21. It tests whether students are able to master a given body of knowledge, as well as their ability to work
hard and _________.
A. apparently B. currently C. actually D. consistently
22. In her first class, her professor asked her and her classmates _________ impresses them most when it
comes to Arica.
A. how B. what C. which D. that
23. Mr. Blake has been _________ professor of English and will be made full professor this term.
A. concrete B. dynamic C. associate D. outspoken
24. — It’s said that Liujaing was picked out as a volunteer Chinese teacher.
— Yes. I ______ with my friend about it.
A. talk B. would talk C. was talking D. had talked
25. During the interview, they will be asked to shape（设计）a __________ and general procedure that can be programed in a computer quickly.
A. straightforward B. subjective C. surplus D. steady
26. Meanwhile, on the top of each tower, a botanical garden will offer a relaxing space ________ visitors
can enjoy nature, away from the noise of the city.
A. that B. where C. when D. which
27. — Jack, my plane arrives at 8:00 pm when, I suppose, you ______ dinner.
— But I can wait.
A. will have B. have had C. will have had D. are having
28. For his dream ______ at an earlier date, he must accelerate the pace of reform in his company.
A. being realized B. to realize C. realizing D. to be realized
29. During his speech, the professor always ______ that happiness is achieved through hard work.
A. underlined B. sharpened C. switched D. refreshed
30. The Tang Dynasty is generally considered to be a golden chapter by people worldwide, ______ the
Chinese civilization influenced many neighboring countries.
A. where B. who C. which D. when
31. All kinds of magazines and research papers are ______ with the aim of feeding readers’ appetite for
A. made out B. put out C. pull out D. taken out
32. The party, whose __________ arrangement was due last Friday, was finally delayed because of the
A. temporary B. arbitrary C. ambiguous D. original
33. As a programmer, he always holds a strong desire for his video games to ________ to make himself
gain a firm foothold in the big city.
A. turn up B. break out C. catch on D. show off
34. In the opening four sentences, Du described _______ the cycles of nature happen — the leaves come
back to the trees, the flowers bloom, and the grass grows tall.
A. how B. when C. where D. why
35. —Jack should have calmed down at the party!
—But the kids made so much noise that he couldn’t help but _______.
A. face the music B. eat like a bird
C. mend his ways D. fly off the handle
In our modern world, when something wears out, we throw it away and buy a new one. The 36 is that countries around the world have growing mountains of 37 because people are throwing out more rubbish than ever before.
How did we 38 a throwaway society? First of all, it is now easier to 39 an object than to spend time and money to repair it. 40 modern manufacturing and technology, companies are able to produce products quickly and inexpensively. Products are plentiful and 41 .
Another cause is our 42 of disposable (一次性的) products. As 43 people, we are always looking for 44 to save time and make our lives easier. Companies 45 thousands of different kinds of disposable products: paper plates, plastic cups, and cameras, to name a few.
Our appetite for new products also 46 to the problem. We are 47 buying new things. Advertisements persuade us that 48 is better and that we will be happier with the latest products. The result is that we 49 useful possessions to make room for new ones.
All around the world, we can see the 50 of this throwaway lifestyle. Mountains of rubbish just keep getting bigger. To 51 the amount of rubbish and to protect the 52 , more governments are requiring people to recycle materials. 53 , this is not enough to solve (解决) our problem.
Maybe there is another way out. We need to repair our possessions 54 throwing them away. We also need to rethink our attitudes about 55 . Repairing our possessions and changing our spending habits may be the best way to reduce the amount of rubbish and take care of our environment.
36. A. key B. problem C. project D. reason
37. A. rubbish B. debt C. gifts D. products
38. A. face B. observe C. become D. change
39. A. withdraw B. control C. hide D. replace
40. A. Thanks to B. As to C. Except for D. Regardless of
41. A. funny B. cheap C. safe D. powerful
42. A. division B. lack C. prevention D. love
43. A. sensitive B. brave C. busy D. kind
44. A. places B. ways C. jobs D. friends
45. A. produce B. receive C. donate D. preserve
46. A. contributes B. returns C. responds D. adapts
47. A. tired of B. worried about C. addicted to D. ashamed for
48. A. higher B. newer C. stronger D. larger
49. A. throw away B. pay for C. hold onto D. pick up
50. A. advantages B. purposes C. functions D. consequences
51. A. show B. record C. decrease D. measure
52. A. technology B. brands C. consumers D. environment
53. A. However B. Otherwise C. Therefore D. Meanwhile
54. A. by B. instead of C. in favour of D. after
55. A. collecting B. repairing C. spending D. advertising
e- Learning: An Alternative Learning Opportunity
Day school Program
Secondary students across Toronto District School Board(TDSB) are invited to take one or two e-Learning courses on their day school timetable. Students will remain on the roll at their day school.
The on-line classroom provides an innovative, relevant and interactive learning environment. The courses and on-line classroom are provided by the Ministry of Education.
These on-line courses
are taught by TDSB secondary school teachers;
are part of the TDSB Student’s timetable; and
appear on the Student’s report upon completion.
Benefits of e-Learning
access to courses that may not be available at his or her TDSB school;
using technology to provide students with current information: and,
assistance to solve timetable conflicts.
Is e-Learning for You?
Students who are successful in an on-line course are usually:
able to plan, organize time and complete assignments and activities;
capable of working independently in a responsible and honest manner; and,
able to regularly use a computer or mobile device with internet access.
Students need to spend at least as much time with their on-line course work as they would in a face-to-face classroom course.
56. E-Learning courses are different from other TDSB courses in that _________.
A. they are an addition to TDSB courses
B. they are not on the day school timetable
C. they are not included on students’ reports
D. they are given by best TDSB teachers
57. What do students need to do before completing e-Learning courses?
A. To learn information technology on-line.
B. To update their mobile devices regularly.
C. To do their assignments independently.
D. To talk face to face with their teachers.
Why College Is Not Home
The college years are supposed to be a time for important growth in autonomy(自主性) and the development of adult identity. However, now they are becoming an extended period of adolescence, during which many of today’s students and are not shouldered with adult responsibilities.
For previous generations, college was a decisive break from parental control; guidance and support needed to come from people of the same age and from within. In the past two decades, however, continued connection with and dependence on family, thanks to cell phones, email and social media, have increased significantly. Some parents go so far as to help with coursework. Instead of promoting the idea of college as a passage from the shelter of the family to autonomy and adult responsibility, universities have given in to the idea that they should provide the same environment as that of the home.
To prepare for increased autonomy and responsibility, college needs to be a time of exploration and experimentation. This process involves ＂trying on ＂ new ways of thinking about oneself both intellectually and personally. While we should provide ＂safe spaces＂ within colleges, we must also make it safe to express opinions and challenge majority views. Intellectual growth and flexibility are fostered by strict debate and questioning.
Learning to deal with the social world is equally important. Because a college community differs from the family, many students will struggle to find a sense of belonging. If students rely on administrators to regulate their social behavior and thinking pattern, they are not facing the challenge of finding an identity within a larger and complex community.
Moreover, the tendency for universities to monitor and shape student behavior runs up against another characteristic of young adults: the response to being controlled by their elders. If acceptable social behavior is too strictly defined and controlled, the insensitive or aggressive behavior that administrators are seeking to minimize may actually be encouraged.
It is not surprising that young people are likely to burst out, particularly when there are reasons to do so. Our generation once joined hands and stood firm at times of national emergency. What is lacking today is the conflict between adolescent’s desire for autonomy and their understanding of an unsafe world. Therefore, there is the desire for their dorms to be replacement homes and not places to experience intellectual growth.
Every college discussion about community values, social climate and behavior should include recognition of the developmental importance of student autonomy and self-regulation, of the necessary tension between safety and self-discovery.
58. What’s the author’s attitude toward continued parental guidance to college students?
A. Sympathetic. B. Neutral.
C. Supportive. D. Disapproving.
59. According to the author, what role should college play?
A. To develop a shared identity among students.
B. To foster students’ intellectual and personal development.
C. To provide a safe world without tension for students.
D. To define and regulate students’ social behavior.
60. Which of the following shows the development of ideas in the passage?
I: Introduction P:Point Sp:Sub-point(次要点) C:Conclusion
A new commodity brings about a highly profitable,fast-growing industry, urging antitrust (反垄断) regulators to step in to check those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants (巨头) that deal in data, the oil of the digital age. The most valuable firms are Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. All look unstoppable.
Such situations have led to calls for the tech giants to be broken up. But size alone is not a crime. The giants’ success has benefited consumers. Few want to live without search engines or a quick delivery. Far from charging consumers high prices, many of these services are free (users pay, in effect, by handing over yet more data). And the appearance of new-born giants suggests that newcomers can make waves, too.
But there is cause for concern. The internet has made data abundant, all-present and far more valuable, changing the nature of data and competition. Google initially used the data collected from users to target advertising better. But recently it has discovered that data can be turned into new services: translation and visual recognition, to be sold to other companies. Internet companies’ control of data gives them enormous power. So they have a “God’s eye view” of activities in their own markets and beyond.
This nature of data makes the antitrust measures of the past less useful. Breaking up firms like Google into five small ones would not stop remaking themselves: in time, one of them would become great again. A rethink is required—and as a new approach starts to become apparent, two ideas stand out.
The first is that antitrust authorities need to move from the industrial age into the 21st century. When considering a merger (兼并), for example, they have traditionally used size to determine when to step in. They now need to take into account the extent of firms’ data assets (资产) when assessing the impact of deals. The purchase price could also be a signal that an established company is buying a new-borm threat. When this takes place, especially when a new-born company has no revenue to speak of, the regulators should raise red flags.
The second principle is to loosen the control that providers of on-line services have over data and give more to those who supply them.Companies could be forced to reveal to consumers what information they hold and how much money they make from it. Govemments could order the sharing of certain kinds of data, with users’ consent.
Restarting antitrust for the information age will not be easy. But if governments don’t want a data economy controlled by a few giants, they must act soon.
61. Why is there a call to break up giants?
A. They dismissed some new-born giants
B. They collect enormous private data
C. They no longer provide free services
D. They have controlled the data market
62. What does the technological innovation in Paragraph 3 indicate?
A. Data giants’ technology is very expensive
B. Data can strengthen giants’ controlling position
C. Google’s idea is popular among data firms
D. Data can be turned into new services or products
63. By paying attention to firms’ data assets, antitrust regulators could .
A. kill a new threat B. favour bigger firms
C. avoid the size trap D. charge higher prices
64. What is the purpose of loosening the giants’ control of data?
A. Small companies could get more opportunities.
B. Governments could relieve their financial pressure.
C. Consumers could better protect their privacy.
D. Big companies could relieve data security pressure.
Two things changed my life: my mother and a white plastic bike basket. I have thought long and hard about it and it’s true. I would be a different person if my mom hadn’t turned a silly bicycle accessory into a life lesson I carry with me today.
My mother and father were united in their way of raising children, but it mostly fell to my mother to actually carry it out. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how she did it. Managing the family budget must have been a very hard task, but she made it look effortless. If we complained about not having what another kid did, we’d hear something like, "I don’t care what so-and-so got for his birthday, you are not getting a TV in your room/a car for your birthday/a lavish sweet-16 party." We had to earn our allowance by doing chores around the house. I can still remember how long it took to polish the legs of our coffee table. My brothers can no doubt remember hours spent cleaning the house. Like the two little girls growing up at the White House, we made our own beds (no one left the house until that was done) and picked up after ourselves. We had to keep track of our belongings, and if something was lost, it was not replaced.
It was summer and, one day, my mother drove me to the bike shop to get a tire fixed — and there it was in the window. White, shiny, plastic and decorated with flowers, the basket winked at me and I knew — I knew — I had to have it.
"It’s beautiful," my mother said when I pointed it out to her. "What a neat basket."
I tried to hold off at first. I played it cool for a short while. But then I guess I couldn’t stand it any longer: "Mom, please can I please, please get it? I’ll do extra chores for as long as you say. I’ll do anything, but I need that basket. I love that basket. Please, Mom. Please?"
I was desperate.
"You know," she said, gently rubbing my back while we both stared at what I believed was the coolest thing ever, "If you save up you could buy this yourself."
"By the time I make enough it’ll be gone!"
"Maybe Roger here could hold it for you," she smiled at Roger, the bike guy.
"He can’t hold it for that long, Mom. Someone else will buy it. Please, Mom, please?"
"There might be another way," she said.
And so our paying plan unfolded. My mother bought the beautiful basket and put it safely in some hiding place I couldn’t find. Each week I eagerly counted my growing savings increased by extra work here and there (washing the car, helping my mother make dinner, delivering or collecting things on my bike that already looked naked without the basket in front). And then, weeks later, I counted, re-counted and jumped for joy. Oh, happy day! I made it! I finally had the exact amount we’d agreed upon....
Days later the unthinkable happened. A neighborhood girl I’d played with millions of times appeared with the exact same basket fixed to her shiny, new bike that already had all the bells and whistles. I rode hard and fast home to tell my mother about this disaster. This horrible turn of events.
And then came the lesson I’ve taken with me through my life: "Honey, your basket is extra-special," Mom said, gently wiping away my hot tears. "Your basket is special because you paid for it yourself."
65.What can we learn from the first two paragraphs?
A. The mother raised her children in an unusual way.
B. The children were fond of the US president’s daughters.
C. The author came from a well-off family.
D. The children enjoyed doing housework.
66.When the author saw the basket in the window, she ________.
A. recognized it at once B. went up to the bike guy
C. fell in love with it D. stared at her mother
67.Why did the author say many "pleases" to her mother?
A. She wanted to be polite to her mother.
B. She longed to do extra work.
C. She was eager to have the basket.
D. She felt tired after standing too long.
68. By using "naked" (Paragraph 12), the author seems to stress that the basket was ________.
A. something important to her B. something she could afford
C. something she could do without D. something impossible to get
69. To the author, it seemed to be a horrible turn of events that ________.
A. the basket cost more than she had saved
B. someone else had got a basket of the same kind
C. something spoiled her paying plan
D. a neighborhood girl had bought a new bike
70. What is the life lesson the author learned from her mother?
A. Save money for a rainy day. B. Good advice is beyond all price.
C. Earn your bread with your sweat. D. God helps those who help themselves.
第II卷 （非选择题 共35分）
第四部分 任务型阅读（10分, 每空填一词）
Emotions are “the glue” that connects people to one another. They are the foundation of your ability to understand yourself and relate to others. When you are aware of your emotions, you can manage stress and communicate well with others. Without emotions and awareness of them, it’s impossible to build or maintain strong, healthy relationships. The more aware you are of your own emotions, the easier it will be for you to pick up on what others are feeling and accurately read their wants and needs.
Although emotional awareness is so important, many people remain relatively unaware of their main emotional experience. In order to know your level of emotional awareness, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer no, you may need to work on raising your emotional awareness — Can you tolerate strong feelings, such as anger and sadness? Do you feel your emotions in your body? Are you comfortable with all of your emotions? Do you pay attention to your emotions and avoid them guiding your decisions?
Raising your emotional awareness begins with managing stress. The ability to quickly reduce stress allows you to safely face strong emotions, regulate your feelings and behave properly. Also, the process of raising emotional awareness involves reconnecting with all of the main emotions, including anger, sadness, fear, disgust, surprise, and joy. So get back in touch with your emotions and feelings. Another key to raising emotional awareness is practice. Like building muscles in a gym, you wouldn’t expect to be bodybuilder after just five minutes. The more consistently you practice, the greater changes you’ll experience in what you feel, think, and so.
We are all born with a capacity to freely experience the full range of human emotions — joy, anger, sadness, and fear. Yet many people are trying to avoid them rather than experience them. If you avoid emotions, you will lose the good ones, along with the bad ones. Either you fell your emotions or you don’t. When you shut down negative feelings like anger, fear, or sadness, you also shut down your ability to experience positive feelings such as joy, love and happiness. You can change or turn a blind eye to your emotions, but you can’t get rid of them entirely. Moreover, it will totally wear you out, because avoiding emotional experiences usually takes a lot of energy. What’s more, it damages your relationships. The more you distance yourself from your feelings, the more distant you become from others. You lose the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively, both of which depend on being in touch with your emotions.
Paragraph Outlines Supporting Details
The (71) __________ of emotions ＊Emotions lay the foundations for having a better (72) __________ of
yourself and others.
＊Emotional awareness helps you manage stress, strengthen your (73)
_________ with others and improve your interpersonal relationships.
The evaluation of your emotional awareness ＊Many people are relatively (74) __________ in having awareness
of their main emotional experience.
＊Through answering some related questions, you can know (75)
__________ you need to raise your emotional awareness.
The (76) __________ to raising emotional awareness ＊Managing stress is the (77) __________ thing you should do to raise
your emotional awareness.
＊Get back in touch with your emotions and feelings.
＊(78) __________ on practicing and you will experience changes in
your emotional awareness.
The danger of avoiding your emotions ＊You will lose all the emotions altogether.
＊You will feel extremely (79) __________.
＊It will be (80) __________ to your relationships with others.
第五部分 单词拼写 (每小题1分，共10分)
81. When you set off for your appointment, make a for the traffic and make sure you are on
time, or even a little bit early.
82. The newspapers thought his new invention was r , and he could only sell about 12,000
of these vehicles.
83. For those who love natural r , it is possible to walk, sail or cross-country ski for hours.
84. This has caused some f between Greece and Britain, as the Greek government has never
given up asking for the return of these marble statues.
85. Many actors, actresses and models hold ordinary, less g jobs, often working as waiters
and waitresses, in order to support themselves.
86. The French Revolution led to f changes throughout the country.
87. While my father is old now with gray hair and wrinkles, he still has a lot of d .
88. In the dream, a stone flew at the statue and s it on the feet.
89. There is nothing a about Australians’ love of sport.
90. In addition, we have two hours a week for writing essays and reports, two hours focusing on s
第六部分 写作 (15分)
be thirsty for; shrink from; be tire of; flexible; optional; enrich; the first time; broaden;
throw oneself into; suitable
1-20 CCAAB BACAB ACCBB ACCBA
21-35 DBCCA BCDAD BDCAD
36-55 BACDA BDCBA ACBAD CDABC
56-57 AC 58-60 DBC 61-64 DBCA 65-70 ACCABC
71. significance/ importance/ functions/ advantages 72. understanding 73. communication
74. weak 75. whether/ if 76. keys 77. first/ initial 78. Insist 79. tired 80. harmful
81. allowance 82. ridiculous 83. recreation 84. friction 85. glamorous
86. fundamental 87. dignity 88. struck 89. ambiguous 90. sharpening
The first time I came to this school, I was impressed by all the students throwing themselves into learning. Here, you’ll find all the students thirsty for more knowledge. They have flexible and practical learning methods and no one ever shrunk from the difficulty they faced.
As for their daily life, it’s still interesting and colorful. There are many interest clubs, where they can do what they most want, which makes them not tired of the learning life. There are some optional courses students can choose from. These courses can enrich the students minds and broaden their horizons.
However, remember that popular courses might not be suitable for everyone, and you should choose the one that suits you best.