第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分）(略)
The National Gallery
The National Gallery is the British national art museum built on the north side of Trafalgar Square in London. It houses a different collection of more than 2,300 examples of European art ranging from 13th-century religious paintings to more modem ones by Renoir and Van Gogh. The older collections of the gallery are reached through the main entrance while the more modem works in the East Wing are most easily reached from Trafalgar Square by a ground floor entrance
The modem Sainsbury Wing on the western side of the building houses 13th- to 15th-century paintings, and artists include Duccio, Uccello, Van Eyck, Lippi, Mantegna, Botticelli and Memling.
The main West Wing houses 16th-century paintings, and artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Cranach, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bruegel, Bronzino, Titan and Veronese.
The North Wing houses 17th-century paintings, and artists include Caravaggio, Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Claude and Vermeer.
The East Wing houses 18th- to early 20th-century paintings, and artists include Canaletto, Goya, Turner, Constable, Renoir and Van Gogh.
The Gallery is open every day from 10am to 6pm (Fridays 10am to 9pm) and is free, but charges apply to some special exhibitions.
Nearest underground stations: Charing Cross (2-minute walk), Leicester Square (3-minute walk), Embankment (7-minute walk), and Piccadilly Circus (8-minute walk).
21. In which century’s collection can you see religious paintings?
A. The 17th. B. The 13th. C. The 18th. D. The 20th.
22. Where are Leonardo da Vinci’s works shown?
A. In the East Wing. B. In the Sainsbury Wing.
C. In the main West Wing. D. In the North Wing.
23. Which underground station is closest to the National Gallery?
A. Piccadilly Circus. B. Leicester Square.
C. Embankment. D. Charing Cross.
Reading can be a social activity. Think of the people who belong to book groups. They choose books to read and then meet to discuss them. Now, the website BookCrossing.com turns the page on the traditional ides of a book group.
Members go on the site and register the books they own and would like to share. BookCrossing provides an identification number to stick inside the book. Then the person leaves it in a public place, hoping that the book will have an adventure, traveling far and wide with each new reader who finds it.
Bruce Pederson, the managing director of BookCrossing, says, “The two things that change your life are the people you meet and books you read. BookCrossing combines both.”
Members leave books on park benches and buses, in train stations and coffee shops. Whoever finds their book will go to the site and record where they found it.
People who find a book can also leave a journal entry describing what they thought of it. E-mails are then sent to the BookCrossing to keep them updated about where their books have been found. Bruce Peterson says the ideas is for people not to be selfish by keeping a book to gather dust on a shelf at home.
BookCrossing is part of a trend among people who want to get back to the “real” and not the virtual（虚拟）.The site now has more than one million members in more than one hundred thirty-five countries.
24. Why does the author mention book groups in the first paragraph?
A. To explain what they are.
B. To introduce BookCrossing.
C. To stress the importance of reading.
D. To encourage readers to share their ideas.
25. What does the underlined word “it” in Paragraph 2 refer to?
A. The book. B. An adventure. C. A public place. D. The identification number.
26. What will a BookCrosser do with a book after reading it?
A. Meeting other readers to discuss it. B. Keep it safe in his bookcase.
C. Pass it on to another reader. D. Mail it back to its owner.
27. What is the best title for the text?
A. Online Reading: A Virtual Tour
B. Electronic Books: A new Trend
C. A Book Group Brings Tradition Back
D. A Website Links People Through Books
The scar ran down her leg from the knee to the ankle. She brushed her fingertips over its surface, remembering.
Jerry was only seven when he started surfing; by the age of eleven, he was positively incredible, moving over the face of big waves like there wasn’t even a slightest bit of efforts involved in.
On that day in Bah, though, the ocean had seemed strange. The waves broke like water in a washing machine, and the breaks had been heavy too, making it tough to tell whether it was better to try to catch one or to get out of its way. That was how he’d misjudged.
Ella had seen her brother lose control, his board was thrown out of the water riderless high into the air, but she hadn’t seen him surface. She’d waited for the space of a breath. Nothing. Something, clearly, was wrong.
She dashed into the water, swimming faster even than the competitions at school. Lung burning. Heart Piping-Focused.
She’d found him floating just beyond the reef (暗礁), face up but knocked out cold. Just as she was paddling the water hard, her leg was hurt by the reef, a short, sharp instant of pain.
No matter. She had kept Jerry’s head above water, swimming all the way back to shore. That day had been the worst, scariest moment in Jerry’s surfing career, which has seen him rise from a no-name kid who loved the ocean to a young star, winning competitions around the world.
For Ella, her life had changed as well. She had learned something about who she was, about what she could achieve. She ran her fingers again over the scar, the physical map of the person she had become.
28. Why did Ella think something was wrong?
A. She didn’t see Jerry come out of water.
B. She had not seen Jerry lose control before.
C. She saw Jerry’s board high into the air.
D. She noticed Jerry held his breath longer.
29. What does the underlined part “positively incredible” probably mean?
A. Terribly excited. B. Extremely good.
C. Relatively young. D. Hardly talented.
30. For Ella, the scar represents .
A. her skill at saving lives B. her discovery of self-value
C. her envy of her brother D. her love for swimming career
31. What can be inferred from the text?
A. Ella was as outstanding an athlete as Jerry.
B. Jerry learned how to surf all by himself.
C. Ella was grateful for this terrible experience.
D. Jerry had his leg injured in the surfing accident.
Running is often tiring and a lot of hard work, but nothing beats the feeling you get after finishing a long workout around the track.
But while it’s long been believed that endorphins (脑内啡）一chemicals in the body that cause happiness 一 are behind the so-called “runner’s high”，a study suggested that there may be more to this phenomenon than we previously knew.
According to a recent study published by a group of scientists from several German universities, a group of chemicals called endocannabinoids (内源性大麻素）may actually be responsible for this familiar great feeling.
To test this theory, the scientists turned to mice.
Both mice and humans release high levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids after exercise, along with many other chemicals. After exercising on running wheels, the mice seemed happy and relaxed and displayed no signs of anxiety.
But after being given a drug to block their endorphins the change. However, when their endocannabinoids were block with a different drug, their runner’s high symptoms seemed to fade.
“The long-held notion of endorphins being responsible for the runner's high is false. Endorphins are effective pain relievers, but only when it comes to the pain in your body and muscles you feel after working out,” Patrick Lucas Austin wrote on science blog Lifchacker.
Similar studies are yet to be carried out on humans, but it’s already well known that exercise is a highly effective way to get rid of stress or anxiety.
The UK's National Health Service even prescribes (开药方)exercise to patients who are suffering from depression.
“Being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and it's especially useful for people with mild to moderate (中等的）depression,” it wrote on its website.
It seems like nothing can beat that feeling we get after a good workout, even if we don t fully understand where it comes from. At least if we’re feeling down, we know that all we have to do is put on our running shoes.
32. What did scientists from German universities recently discover?
A. Working out is a highly effective way to treat depression.
B. The runner's high could be caused by endocannabinoids.
C. Endorphins may contribute to one's high spirits after running.
D. The level of endorphins and endocannabinoids could affect one's mood.
33. The scientists gave mice drugs in their experiment to .
A. find what reduces the runner's high symptoms
B. see the specific symptoms of the runner's high
C. identify what is responsible for the runner's high
D. test what influences the level of endocannabinoids released
34. The underlined word “notion” in Paragraph 7 has the closest meaning to .
A. effect B. goal C. question D. belief
35. According to the UK’s National Health Service, regular workouts .
A. are the best way to treat depression
B. can help ease depression symptoms
C. only work for those with serious depression
D. can help people completely recover from depression
第二节 （共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分）
Ways to Worry Less
Do you want to worry less? Of course you do, fight? That's like me asking if I could send you free bacon. Worry is like black mold—it appears in damp conditions and spreads uncontrollably. And often times we don't realize it's there until it's killing us. We must get rid of worry before it destroys us. But how?___36___
Do what you need to do.
___37___You ought not to avoid tough projects or hard conversions until the last moment. If you don't do what you should be doing, you will end up spending the rest of the time worried about the must-to-do things. Believe it or not, the anxiety that comes from worrying is much worse than the task we're worried about.
I think many of us act like we're puppets（木偶）in a play and we're waiting for something or someone to put us in the right place. You just react to whatever is going on.__39___We need to live on purpose. Nothing can cause worry like purposelessness.
You can't have intentionality without making plans. Making plan will enable you to achieve your aims more smoothly. Yet, don't place your plans in stone. You can adjust your plans flexibly. Accept changes.___40___
There are other ways to lessen worry. As long as you are determined to take action, you will live a worry-free life.
A. Worry ruins creativity.
B. Get more intentional.
C. Do what you should be doing.
D. We need to stop letting life just happen.
E. Make new plans and then move forward.
F. You do the same as people around you do.
G. Here are some effective ways to deal with it.
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分 45）
第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
I had never had a birthday party before, so at my “ripe old” age. I decided to throw one for myself. About 20 people___41___that they were coming. I don't have a lot of money, but I spent more than___42___in the $1 store to buy decorations and plates. I had a tiny___43___in order to ford all of them.
I sat,I___44___,and,although all of my “friends” had said they were coming, no one___45___!The celebration was supposed to___46___at 12 noon. Here it was,4:00 pm,and___47___,no one was here. The ice-cream cake was___48___,the food on the barbecue was burnt beyond___49___.I tried really hard not to cry.
I decided to sit back and relax, reflecting on the___50___moments that I did have. All of a sudden, I heard a roar of an engine, just outside my front door. Mr. Kenny, apparently, did___51___he could to show up. I cried in his___52___, sawing, "I'm not worth anything!" He wiped away my tears,___53___me tight, and said the___54___words:"I will always be your friend!" The dark clouds in my mind cleared away at once.
He had had so many challenges and difficulties over his past couple of weeks, but he___55___to come. As we sat outside under a blanket of clear blue skies, laughing and___56___,I felt that I was___57___.He appeared just before I wanted to give up on this___58___world.
Yes, life is beautiful. Yes, there are some people who love each other for over 50 years.___59___ there are some of us who do not have those luxuries（福气）.However, never give up the___60___maybe it is round the comer.
41. A. applied B. pretended C. confirmed D. required
42. A. last B. usual C. first D. forever
43. A. budget B. plan C. destination D. purpose
44. A. doubted B. hesitated C. intended D. waited
45. A. hanged out B. turned around C. checked in D. showed up
46. A. open B. start C. launch D. close
47. A. still B. also C. ever D. too
48. A. freezing B. melting C. hardening D. breaking
49. A. imagination B. control C. recognition D. repair
50. A. wonderful B. terrible C. different D. similar
51. A. anything B. nothing C. something D. everything
52. A. clothes B. aims C. shoulders D. hands
53. A. patted B. dragged C. struck D. held
54. A. magical B. practical C. familiar D. thoughtful
55. A. expected B. managed C. promised D. meant
56. A. thinking B. talking C. fighting D. crying
57. A. betrayed B. forgotten C. respected D. blessed
58. A. risky B. kind C. mean D. bright
59. A. though B. while C. when D. because
60. A. chance B. dream C. hope D. idea
第 II 卷
China has always been famous for being a “State of Etiquette (礼仪)”. According to historical documents, as early as 2,600 years ago, this nation has already established a thorough set ___61___ dining etiquette.
A famous 19th century Russian writer, Anton Chekhov, once invited a Chinese man ___62___ (have) a drink in a bar. Chekhov said, “Before drinking from his cup, he held it with his hands and presented to me and the bar owner and bartenders,___63___ (say) ‘qing (please)’. This is the custom of China. They are not like us to finish it in one drink,___64___ prefer to drink by taking a small amount at __65___ time. With every sip (一小口), he __66___ (eat) some food. Afterwards, he handed me some Chinese ___67___ (coin) to show gratitude. This is a rather interestingly polite nationality... “ This was the most valuable opinion of a Chinese person ___68___ was given by a foreigner two centuries ago. Chinese traditional dinner procedures used to be long and dealt ___69___ (serious) with; the ___70___ (important) the occasion, the more complex the procedures were.
第四部分 写作 （共两节 满分 35）
第一节 短文改错（10 分）
Patience is of great importance in our daily life. Once I waited a bus to come at a stop. 30 minutes past, but no bus came. Both upset and annoyed, I decided to walk on feet. But no sooner had I left when the bus arrived. I thought if I had waited for one more minute, I would have caught it. If I chose to take a next bus, I would have to wait for other 30 minutes. Only then do I realize my problem. Being impatient will possible waste all the effort that we have put it in. Now whenever I am close to lose my patience, I’ll think of this experience.
第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分） （略）
21-23 BCD 24-27 BACD 28-31 ABBC 32-35 BCDB
第二节 （共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分）
36. G 37. C 38. B 39. D 40. E
第 II 卷
第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节， 满分45分）
第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
41. C 42. B 43. A 44. D 45. D 46. B 47. A 48. B 49. C 50. A
51. D 52. B 53. D 54. A 55. B 56. B 57. D 58. C 59. B 60. C
61. of 62. to have 63. saying 64. but 65. a
66. ate 67. coins 68. that 69. seriously 70. more important
第四部分 写作 （共两节 满分 35）
1.waited 和 a 之间加for 2. past →passed
3. feet →foot 4.when →than
5. a →the 6.other →another
7. do →did 8.possible →possibly
9.去掉it 10.lose →losing
第二节 书面表达 （满25分）
Knowing that you are coming to China, I am so excited that I can’t wait to see you. Here I list a few things you need to know about living in China.
As you know, China boasts one of the world’s greatest cuisines, which are things you should try. Besides, rich in tourism resources, China attracts millions of people from every corner of the world. Why not travel far and wide while you are here? Finally, you will find life here convenient. With highly developed e-commerce, you can get just about anything without even leaving your place of residence.
I am sure you will have a good time here. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.