1. What is the woman probably trying to do?
A. Give her daughter a bath.
B. Sell something to the man.
C. Give her dad a gift suggestion.
2. How many people will be sitting down to eat?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four.
3. What’s the time now according to the woman?
A. 7:45. B. 7:50. C. 8:10.
4. How did the man feel about the movie?
A. It was not worth seeing. B. It was inexpensive. C. It was fantastic.
5. What will the woman do next?
A. Play tennis with the man. B. Study for an exam. C. Go to Hawaii.
6. What are the speakers talking about?
A. An accident. B. A car. C. A truck.
7. Who is to blame according to the woman?
A. The man. B. The car driver. C. The truck driver.
8. When will the students read Lord of the Flies?
A. Next year. B. In a few months. C. Right away.
9. What will the students do this year?
A. Record a radio show. B. Write about a film. C. Act in a film.
10. How many words can the elephant speak?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five.
11. How old is the elephant?
A. 5 years old. B. 21 years old. C. 26 years old.
12. When did the elephant begin to talk?
A. When he was born. B. When he was five years old. C. After he made friends with a parrot.
13. How long has the woman lived in her building?
A. For a few years. B. For a few months. C. For a few weeks.
14. Why is the man leaving?
A. He got a job offer.
B. His landlord asked him to leave.
C. He is going to study in New Zealand.
15. When will the woman likely move into the man’s apartment?
A. In November. B. In April. C. In January.
16. What does the man imply about his landlord?
A. He’s unfair. B. He’s mean. C. He’s easygoing.
17. What happened to the men who robbed the bank?
A. They went to prison.
B. They were interviewed.
C. They got into a car accident.
18. What is the speaker’s favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?
A. Toffee-tastic. B. Thin Mints. C. Trios.
19. What will the viewers see next after an introduction to food?
A. An interview. B. An advertisement. C. The weather report.
20. What will the Richards family talk about?
A. Funny videos of their dog Bodi.
B. The danger of texting and driving.
C. The rescue of their child.
Exhibitions in the British Museum
Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan's most famous and influential artists. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90.This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai's life—a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.
25 May—13August 2017
Adults￡12,Members/under 16s free
Places of the mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950
Drawn from the British Museum's rich collection, this is the first exhibition devoted to landscape drawings and watercolours by British artists in the Victorian and modern eras—two halves of very different centuries.
23 February—27August 2017
Free, just drop in
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians—nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost—buried beneath the ice.
14 September 2017—14 January 2018
Adults￡16.50,Members/under 16s free
Politics and paradise: Indian popular prints from the Moscatelli Gift
This display is part of the Museum's contribution to the India-UK Year of Culture 2017.It looks at the popular print culture of India from the 1880s until the 1950s.
19 July—3 September 2017
Free, just drop in
21. If you are interested in drawings of natural scenery, where will you probably go?
A. Room 35 B. Room 90a C. Room 30 D. Room 90
22. Which exhibition can you attend in October 2017?
A. Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.
B. Politics and paradise: Indian popular prints from the Moscatelli Gift.
C. Places of the mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950.
D. Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia.
23. Where does the passage most probably come from?
A. A tour guide. B. A story book. C. A parenting magazine. D. A health report.
Years ago, I volunteered at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, handing out food. Once I got talking with Albert., a tall and skinny young guy in line. He said he liked my socks. “Want to see mine?” he joked, lifting his leg. He was barefoot. I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach.
The next day, after work, I stopped at Ross and filled up my truck with socks. The following early morning, I drove over to Santa Monica's Palisades Park, which is a common destination for homeless people.
I took one of the bags from my trunk. It was still dark out. I headed for a group of three men, standing around a tree, probably using it as a windbreaker. Two were asleep under heavy blankets, and the third was digging through his collection. As I walked toward him, he watched me, perhaps questioning my motives. “I thought you guys might need some fresh new socks,” I said, handing him a pair. He looked confused at first but took them and said, “Thank you.” I gave him two more pairs for his friends.
I moved on. An hour later, I had given out all the socks. Most people were sleeping, and I felt like Santa. I knew that when they wake up they would find a very meaningful present.
That was nine years ago. Every week I’ll hand out as many socks as I can. If I’m on vacation or on a business trip for more than a week, I bring a bag of socks with me and hand them out to the homeless on the streets in other states and countries.
It’s extremely satisfying to operate “under the radar（雷达）” to help make some people’s lives a little bit easier. Part of me hopes to see Albert out there one of these days, but even if I don’t, I like to think one of the pairs will find him.
24. What does the underlined part in Paragraph I most probably mean?
A. Sorry. B. Homesick. C. Regretful. D. Embarrassed.
25. What is Ross most probably?
A. A garage. B. A store. C. A public park. D. A homeless shelter.
26. What made the author feel especially satisfied with giving out socks?
A. Playing Santa in public. B. Helping others silently.
C. Spending early morning at a park. D. Making weekends as holidays.
27. Which of the following could be the host title?
A. Satisfactory Return from Kindness.
B. The Easy Way Out of Helping the Poor.
C. A Unique Experience at a Homeless Shelter.
D. Helping the Homeless in an Unexpected Way.
British children’s writer Roald Dahl ate chocolates and sweets “pretty much every mealtime”, remembers daughter Ophelia Dahl.
After dinner, whether dining alone or entertaining guests, Dahl would pass around a little red plastic box full of Mars Bars, Milky Ways, Maltesers, Kit Kats and much more.
He knew the history of all the sweets and could tell you exactly when they were invented. 1937 was a big year when Kit Kats (his favorite), Rolos, and Smarties (his dog, chopper’s favorite) were invented. He wrote a history of chocolate, lecturing schoolchildren to commit such dates to memory, such as 1928 when “Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut Bar popped up on the scene”, saying. “Don’t bother with the Kings and Queens of England. All of you should learn these dates instead. Perhaps the Headmistress will see from now on that it becomes part of the major teaching in this school.”
According to Dahl, the Golden Years of Chocolate were 1930-1937. In 1930, Roald Dahl was 14 years old. He was a student at Repton, a famous boys’ boarding school in England. It was a tough environment: Those in authority were more interested in controlling than educating the students.
Ironically, it was at this difficult period that chocolate became Dahl’s passion. Near Repton was a Cadbury chocolate factory. Every so often, Cadbury would send each schoolboy a sampler box of new chocolates to taste and grade. They were using the students—“the greatest chocolate bar experts in the world” to test out their new inventions.
This was when Dahl’s imagination took flight. He pictured factories with inventing rooms with pots of chocolate and fudge(软糖) and “all sorts of other delicious fillings bubbling away on the stoves”.
“It was lovely dreaming those dreams… when I was looking for a plot for my second book for children, I remembered those little cardboard boxes and the newly-invented chocolates inside them, and I began to write a book called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
For the record, Roald Dahl did not like chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream. He said, “I prefer my chocolate straight.”
28. What is the purpose of the first paragraph?
A. To introduce the main topic—Roald Dahl. B. To introduce Dahl’s love for chocolates.
C. To introduce main character’s daily life. D. To introduce some important characters.
29. What can we infer from the passage about Roald Dahl?
A. He treated himself with various chocolates after dinner secretly.
B. He has a good knowledge of chocolate, especially its history.
C. He used to lecture schoolchildren of a boys’ boarding school.
D. He only wrote some books related to the history of chocolate.
30. What happened during the Golden Years of Chocolate?
A. It was a great time for children to get educated.
B. Those years stopped Dahl’s interest in chocolate.
C. Students could become chocolate experts then.
D. Roald Dahl’s passion for chocolate was lit up then.
31. __________ gave Roald Dahl inspiration to write Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
A. The dreams about chocolates B. Factories with chocolate and fudge
C. Those boxes with chocolates D. Chocolate cakes and ice cream
According to a study published recently in the Journal Science, scientists have found a way to hack the plant's genes to help make it use sunlight more quickly, which could increase the amount of food produced around the world one day.
Plants use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide lo make their own food. Scientists find plants use less than 1% of the energy available to them. But by hacking a plant’s genes, scientists are able to increase the amount of leaf growth on plants between 14% and 20%.
Specifically, scientists hacked the plant's protective system. Normally, this system is activated (激活) when a plant gets too much sunlight, said scientist Krishna Niyogi. When the plant senses the light, it gets rid of extra energy and creates more leaves. When the plant is in shade, the protective system is turned off.
Stephen Long is the lead author of the study. He compared a plants protective system to light-adjusting glasses. When we wear the glasses outside during the day, lenses(镜头)darken or lighten depending on how sunny it is. Plants do the same thing. But in plans the adjustment can take anywhere from 10 minutes lo an hour. This makes it hard for plants to get the right amount of sunlight needed to create food.
The new study speeds up the process. By changing the plant's genes, the protective system turned on and off more quickly than normal. As a result, leaf growth in reo plants increased by 20%, while leaf growth on a third plant increased by 14%.
"Now that we know it works, it won't be too difficult to do it with other crops," said Tang. "If you look at crops around the world," he said, "it would increase yield many million tons of food." It will be at least 15 years before scientists can adjust crops on a large scale, Long says. But he believes the study is a breakthrough.
32. The closest meaning of the underlined word in Paragraph 2 is______.
A. designing B. changing C. covering D. feeding
33. What will happen to a plant when exposed to too much sunlight?
A. Slowing down its leaves growth. B. Folding up its leaves.
C. Turning on its protective system. D. Stopping taking in energy.
34. How does plant's protective system work according to Long?
A. By timing the exposure to daylight. B. By adjusting sunlight plants receive.
C. By being positioned under proper shades. D. By switching between strong and weak lights.
35. What seems to be Stephen Long's attitude towards the study
A. Cautious. B. Negative. C. Uncertain. D. Optimistic.
With the development of technology and economy, social media is becoming one of the fastest-growing industries in today’s world. A study conducted by the US Pew Research Center showed that 92 percent of teenagers go online daily. 36
High school student Elly Cooper from Illinois said social media often reduces face-to-face communication. “It makes face-to-face relationships harder because of people s attention given to their phones instead of their friends,” Cooper said.
37 Beth Kaplan from Illinois met her long-distance friend through social media. He currently lives in Scotland, but they’re still able to frequently communicate with each other. “I can feel close to someone that I’m talking to via FaceTime,’’ Kaplan said.
Wanting to be “liked”
38 The 19-year-old Essena O’Neill announced on the social networking service Instagram that she was emitting social media because it made her unable to stop thinking about appearing perfect online. 39 Teenagers who get negative comments can’t help but feel hurt.
However, Armin Korsos, a student from Illinois, takes advantage of the comments he receives over social media to improve his videos on the social networking site YouTube. “Social media can help people show themselves and their talents to the world in a way that has never been possible before,” Korsos said.
A. Opening new doors.
B. Teenagers’ attitude toward social media
C. Negative comments can also do great damage to a teenager’s self-respect.
D. The wide spread of social media has changed nearly all parts of teenagers’ lives.
E. However, the social media is beneficial to long-distance friends.
F. The rise of social media has changed the way teenagers see themselves.
G. Yet, some think with social media, it’s easier to start relationships with anyone from anywhere.
I realize that we all live in a world where trust is in short supply. It seems that everywhere I go, I have to 41 my identity and trustworthiness-whether it's a bank, shop or any office. I have been accustomed to living by the 42 that no one is trustworthy 43 proved otherwise. Yesterday l saw a young man who lived by a totally 44 rule.
I was waking along a busy intersection when I 45 a young man standing near the pedestrian crossing setting up a stall（货摊）. 46 I would ignore and hurry past such sellers. But I noticed this young man was 47 , so I stood for some time without crossing the street to see how he sold his 48 .
Soon , a young mother with a little boy came by and the child set his 49 on one of teddy bears .The mother asked the 50 and it was only one dollar. She pulled out a 10 dollar note and told the young man that she was giving him 10 dollars and wanted the 51 back . I was 52 to know how he was going to do it. He told the mom to put the 53 in the pouch（袋子） hanging around his neck and take out whatever change he 54 her .
I realized that this young man's whole mode of earning 55 on trusting people not to cheat him .There was no 56 for him to know if someone took out more out of his pouch of earning. I was so 57 by how this young man trusted people that I bought a car model from him. I did not need it, 58 . I just hoped to help a little.
Now I 59 believe that the world would be a better place if we could all learn to 60 others more, like the young blind street seller of toys .
41. A. introduce B. present C prove D. request
42. A. rule B. habit C practice D. law
43. A. if B. since C although D. unless
44. A. similar B. different C. special D. common
45. A. approached B. noticed C. watched D. looked
46. A. Actually B. Normally C. Informally D. Casually
47. A. blind B handsome C. disabled D. strange
48. A. clothes B bears C toys D. pouches
49. A. mind B interest C heart D. attraction
50. A. price B stall C toy D. help
51. A. money B charge C change D. note
52. A. anxious B. surprised C. pleased D. curious
53. A. hand B money C teddy bear D, necklace
54. A. gave B owed C owned D. showed
55. A. depend B. settled C. decided D. focused
56. A. problem B point C way D. doubt
57. A. attracted B shocked C excited D. touched
58. A. either B. instead C. moreover D. though
59: A. firmly B. tightly C unwillingly D. negatively
60. A. take in B. turn to C help out D. believe in
I’m an Indian，speak，read and write Chinese，and have lived in Singapore for 8 years．Mainland China for 7，Hong Kong for 3 and Taiwan for 2 years．I 61 (marry)to a lady in Taiwan and I am back in Shanghai for my 4th period of living on the mainland．
Mainland China provides lots of 62 (opportunity)．Things can be as expensive or cheap as you want．Big cities are clean and efficient．People are very friendly if you speak even 63 little Chinese．Also，contrary to the popular 64 (believe)，there is a great degree of personal freedom in this country，65 it’s relatively easy to set up a business and it’s 66 (extreme)safe．I wouldn’t retire here，but in my active working years，I keep 67 (come)back to Mainland China because it’s just amazing．Shanghai，in particular，is very international．While it’s more expensive 68 most other cities in Mainland China，you can still live here cheaply if you need to．I had to do that for about 2 years when 1 was in a startup and managed 69 (1ive) quite well on very little money，which might not have worked in Singapore or HK．
So personally，it would be 70 (good)to live in Mainland China than in any other place in the world．
Sometimes, when listening to the teacher, I cannot help think that if I were a teacher, what I would do. If i am i teacher, I would walk into the classroom with the warm smile every day. I know a teacher mood may influence his students, especially our altitudes towards study. And I would not give students too much homework, it may have a negative effect on students, even resisting going to school. Besides, I want them to have some spare time to do that all they want. If T were a teacher, I would have a preference for the high score students. On the contrary, I would pay more attention to the relative poor students. I think they need more help of the teacher like a friend.
假如你是红星中学高三学生李华。以下四幅图片反映了你所在的城市开展“文明交通月”(Road Civility Month)活动的前后变化。请根据图片的提示，以“Great Changes”为题， 给校报英语专栏写一篇英文稿件。内容要点如下：
I am deeply impressed by the great changes that have been taken place in our city since the campaign Road Civility Month was lauched.
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I am deeply impressed by the great changes that have taken place in our city since the campaign Road Civility Month was launched.
In the past, there existed lots of improper behavior in our city. As was often the case, people crossed the road whenever they like, totally ignoring the traffic lights. Besides, some drivers even didn’t slow down when approaching the pedestrian crossing. But now, our city has taken on a new look. Citizens, especially we students, follow the policeman’s direction and well observe the traffic rules while crossing the road. Meanwhile, we often find drivers stop willingly near the pedestrian crossing and let passers-by go first.
I feel proud of these changes, which make our life more harmonious. If all the pedestrians and drivers obey the traffic rules, road safety won’t be a bother to us any more.