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?
A. Partying. B. Packing. C. Eating.
2. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a store. B. In a bakery. C. In a flower shop.
3. What does Mattie like to do?
A. Study with friends. B. Ride to school. C. Play soccer.
4. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A lecture. B. A party. C. Papers.
5. What can we get from the conversation?
A. Above 30% US’s counties have more deaths than births.
B. There are 1,653 counties in the U.S.
C. Americans lost jobs between 2010 and 2015.
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。
6. What did the woman do?
A. Worked in a restaurant. B. Drank a lot. C. Took an exam.
7. What did Silvia talk about?
A. Education. B. Ambition. C. Journey.
8. Why does the woman get into trouble?
A. She doesn’t have any allowance.
B. She spends too much.
C. She doesn’t do the chores.
9. How does the man get his pocket money?
A. By doing chores.
B. By asking from his parents.
C. By doing part-time job.
10.How old is the Royal Albert Hall?
A. Over 100 years old. B. Over 140 years old. C. Over 180 years old.
11. What’s the Royal Albert Hall?
A. A British museum. B. An old castle. C. A music hall.
12. What does Jasper care about the Royal Albert Hall?
A. People’s reaction. B. Famous shows. C. The incredible building.
13. What is there in the man’s kitchen?
A. A dishwasher. B. A big table. C. A lovely cooker.
14. How did the man go to work before?
A. By taxi. B. On foot. C. By bus.
15. What’s the man’s most important reason to move?
A. For shopping easier. B. For less expensive rent. C. For a good friend nearby.
16. What will the woman do?
A. Go shopping. B. Throw a party. C. Help the man move.
17. Where was the potato crop nearly wiped out by disease?
A. In Canada. B. In the U.S. C. In Ireland.
18. How many people lost their lives in the American Civil War?
A. 800,000. B. 1,000,000. C. 2,000,000.
19. When did the scheme of “freeing Ireland from the British” begin?
A. In 1870. B. In 1865. C. In 1861.
20. What can we know about these attacks?
A. The Canadians won.
B. The attackers took orders directly from Ireland.
C. They were supported by American government.
Welcome to City Year UK
City Year UK is founded on the belief that young people can change the world. As "near peer" role models and tutors, our volunteers support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to enjoy and succeed at school. But that's not all Over the course of their City Year, they also have the opportunity to develop as leaders, with the passion, values，experience and skills to go on to lead change in their communities long after their year of service.
Our mission is to inspire the role models to help children in need succeed in school：
•We give our volunteers the training and personal development they need to become powerful and effective leaders.
•We show the power of individual action to drive collective impact.
PROGRESSION: we are devoted to the personal and professional development of all
ACTION: we don't just talk, we do. We are always ready.
EXCELLENCE: we struggle for nothing less, no matter where we start.
Our Future Plans
We believe that the cumulative(渐增的) effect of the work of many devoted people and organizations can have a great impact. We are committed to increasing opportunities for young people to“act”and to create more hope.
Our ambition is that, by 2020,10 years after launching in the UK, we will have at least 500 young people a year serving around 40, 000 children across five cities.
Click here for further information about our history, development and achievements.
21. Who will probably benefit from City Year UK?
A. Young people hoping to change the world.
B. Teachers who need professional and personal training.
C. Schoolkids lacking good living conditions or education
D. Leaders trying to make great changes in their communities
22. What would you do if you worked for City Year UK?
A. Tutor students in their school lessons.
B. Help young students to stand out with hope.
C Manage to raise education funds for five cities.
D. Take in more volunteers to enlarge the community.
23. What type of writing is this passage?
A. An exhibition guide.
B. An organization introduction.
C. An official document.
D. A news report.
In the 1980s, I took a part-time weekend job as a hospice(收容所) nurse, visiting fatally sick patients in their homes. My first visit was to a young man dying of AIDS. His chart showed he had been a patient for only a short time and was near death. As I drove to his house I wondered what I could do for him. Had he gone to college? What kind of work had he done? Had he been successful? Did his family disown him when he was diagnosed with this dread disease? AIDS in the1980s. So many fears. So much still to learn.
As I got closer to his house, my anxiety kicked in. What would I be facing? Would he welcome me or be cross? I wondered about the wisdom of taking this hospice job. I knocked and walked inside. Slowly I climbed the stairs，wishing for more stairs. I heard a woman whisper, “She’s here.”The bedroom door was partly open. I was shocked to see a skeleton of a man
Walking into the room, I felt like a robot. When I introduced myself, he gave a moan, never opening his eyes. I drew up the pain medication, praying that there would be enough flesh to give the injection. He moaned again as I gently turned him on his side. "So sorry, "I said, as he frowned with pain. This man, not yet thirty-five years old，was actively dying.
I asked him if I could ease him into the chair and straighten the sheets on his bed. He didn't speak but nodded his head and opened his eyes. Could he see the compassion in my eyes above the mask? When I asked if he wanted a sip of water, he nodded. I was grateful I could provid some comfort to him.
Preparing to leave, I went to my patient to say goodbye. He murmured something, and I bent down closer to hear him. His words surprised me. Where did he get the strength to utter them? He whispered, “There must be a special place in heaven for people like you. ”
24. It is implied in the first paragraph that in the 1980s_______.
A. people learned too much about AIDS.
B. people had prejudice against AIDS patients.
C. people had AIDS patients treated at home
D. people were not afraid of dying of AIDS
25. Why did the writer wish for more stairs?
A. She was tired of caring for an AIDS patient.
B. She was worried about being affected with AIDS.
C. She didn't know the reactions of the man
D. She was afraid of making the man feel ashamed
26. In the last paragraph, why did the man say that?
A. Because he was grateful for the writer's service.
B Because he expected the writer to be an angel.
C Because he promised a place in heaven for the writer.
D Because he thought heaven to be a special place.
27. What might be the best title for the text?
A. The Service of a Hospice Nurse.
B. The Words from an AIDS Patient
C. The Pain of a Man with AIDS
D. The Skill of Caring for a Patient
There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only unkind terms like nerd and geek for the intellectually curious and academically serious. We all know what a nerd is: someone who wear thick glasses and ugly clothes: someone who knows all the answers to the chemistry or math homework but can never get a date on a Saturday night. And a geek，according to Webster's New World Dictionary，is a street performer who shocks the public by biting off heads of live chickens. It is an obvious fact about our language and our culture that someone devoted to the pursuit of knowledge is compared to such a strange person.
Even at a famous educational institution like Harvard, anti-intellectualism(反智主义) is widespread: Many students are ashamed to admit how much they study. The same thing happens in US primary and high schools.
Enough is enough. The anti-intellectual values that have spread throughout American society must be fought. There are very few countries in the world where anti-intellectualism runs as high in popular culture as it does in the US. In most industrialized nations, especially in East Asia, a kid who studies hard is praised. But in America, average professional ballplayers are much more respected and better paid than professors of the best universities
How can a country where typical parents are ashamed of their children studying mathematics instead of going dancing be expected to compete in the technology race with Japan? How long can America remain a world-class power if we constantly put social skills and physical strength over academic achievement and intellectual ability?
Do we really expect to stay afloat largely by bringing in our scientists and intellectuals from abroad，as we have done for a major portion of this century without making an effort to also cultivate(培养)a pro- intellectual culture at home.
28. Why does the author mention Webster 's New World Dictionary in Paragraph 2?
A. To convince readers with reference from an authoritative.
B. To prove that words the author uses in this article are.
C. To show the unfairness of calling intelligent people.
D. To show that vocabulary use is always up-to-date.
29. What can be learned from Paragraph 3 and Paragraph 4?
A. The US government doesn't mean to spend much money on education
B. Anti-intellectualism is not popular in industrialized countries in East Asia.
C. Few students work hard for their grade in famous universities like Harvard.
D. Professors earn more than professional basketball players on average in the US.
30. What is probably the author’s attitude towards the present society’s anti-intellectual values?
A. Neutral B. Supportive C. Concerned D Objective.
31. What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. What is anti-intellectualism? B. Why does society avoid nerds?
C. America needs its nerds D. Don’ t laugh at nerds
If your cellphone suddenly stops working, don't blame service provider. The malfunction(故障)might have been caused by something bigger---a solar storm. Experts expect that earth will see more solar activities in the near future .The malfunction of electronic devices is just one of the effects.
Sunspots(太阳黑子) serve as an indicator of the sun’s activity. For the past two years, sunspots have mostly been missing. Their absence，the longest in nearly 100 years，has taken the sun watchers by surprise.
When the number of sunspots drops at the end of each 1l-year-cycle, solar storms die down and all become much calmer. This “solar minimum” doesn’ t last long. Within a year, sunspots and solar storms begin to build toward a new crescendo，the next solar maximum.
What's special about this latest cycle is that the sun is having trouble starting the next solar cycle. The sun began to calm down in late 2007, so no one expected many sunspots in2008. They should return in 2010. Scientists have predicted that the next solar cycle could be the most active on record : more sunspots and more solar storms. However, sunspots are mostly missing now. Since the earth is in close contact with the sun, strong solar activities can bring trouble to our life. People of the 21st century rely on hightech systems for the basics of daily life. Air travel and radio communications can be affected by strong solar activities. A big solar storm could cause 20 times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina
What the sun will do next is beyond our abilities predict. Most astronomers think that the solar cycle will go on but at low level. However, there is also evidence that the sun is losing its ability to produce sunspots. By 2015, they could be gone altogether.
32. The sun watchers feel surprised at__________.
A. the longest sunspots’ absence
B. the largest sunspot number
C the malfunction of electronic devices
D the serious damage by sunspots
33. What does the underlined word“crescendo”in Paragraph 3most probably mean?
A small number B high level C usual cycle D. fresh star
34. We can infer that in the past two years
A. solar activities have brought much trouble to our life
B. the number of sunspots has increased to a large extent
C. the solar minimum took the place of the solar maximum
D. our cellphones have seldom been interrupted by the solar storm
35. Which statement does the text lead you to believe?
A. Solar activities do no harm to our daily life.
B Hurricane Katrina is also a type of solar storms
C. It's difficult to predict sunspots.
D. From now on there’re no sunspots
Emojis (表情符号) and emoticons(笑脸图) can tell a friend you are super happy!: -D or supersad :-( without saying a word :-) And they save time typing.
Emojis are the icons(象征)that share a feeling, mood or thought with an image. 36.________.But it can also be a universal(通用的) symbol, such as thumbs-up to indicate(表示)an achievement or milestone.
Emojis are different from emoticons. 37. ________. Emoticons are punctuation(标点) marks.
Emojis are used on websites, apps, text messages, email, social media sites and more. This website shows how to use emojis on computers running Windows 10. Your new will come with many emojis. But you can get more emojis online. You can paste(嵌人，复制) them into Twitter，Facebook, Slack, Instagram，Tumblr and more.
You can use emojis on your phone. But be careful, you may have to pay for each emoji you use in your text messages.38. ________.
You can use emojis in fun ways. You can use emojis in place of the words of your favorite songs, such as Call Me Maybe. 39 ________.These emojis tell the story of Les Miserables from the book, play or movie. You can also send your true love emojis to show you care.
Emojis can also help people with autism(自闭)，Aspergers and other communication issues. Emoji therapy(疗法 )can help people who can't say words to express how they fell.
You can add emojis to your tweets. Tweets can only have140 characters. 40. ________.You can either type“I'm happy”at several characters or use a happy face emoji that is only one.
A. Emojis are images
B. You can use emojis to tell stories.
C. Look at website to learn about using emojis.
D. Usually, it is an image of a facial expression.
E. You can't understand feelings expressed in emojis.
F. So, you can save characters by using emojis in your tweets.
G. If you use a lot of emojis, that could cost you a lot of extra money.
I became a gardener when I was twelve. My early 41 of gardening may not have originated from my love for nature. It was to 42 my parents.
At that time, we had a big yard in which a beautiful maple tree stood. But my mother often looked with
43 at this work of natural art. Those golden leaves seemed like tons of rubbish to her, "something else to 44. Seeing the neighbors busy with gardening, my father even thought it a waste of time.
At that age, I always did something 45 to whatever my parents did! If gardening were something they found 46 , I would plant a garden!
I planted some lily(百合花) seeds in the yard. But they failed to 47 . I continued to plant sunflower seeds and roses. Wild 48 joy, I found the first rose bloom (开花).One by one, the flowers bloomed their heads off. 49 , I was touched by this land of wonder.
50 , my parents showed no interest in my garden. My father even 51 at me because he found it was 52 to move around my garden to the driveway. To my mother's 53 ,I put in her vase my real roses which, in her eyes were simply weeds 54 flowers.
Regardless of their 55 , I kept on planting my garden and 56 to enjoy the pleasure of gardening Plants make such good companions: they breathe, they bloom, they 57 to care and love.
It has been many years since I made my first garden out of my desire to 58 my parents. Today I become known as Mrs Greenthumbs, teaching gardening and hosting a gardening show, which makes my parents feel very 59 .And now I could say it is my affection for 60 that makes me a real gardener.
41. A. memory B dream C intention D. design
42.A. please B change C help D. annoy
43. A doubt B. appreciation C. surprise D. excitement
44. A. collect up B. care about C. clean up D. come in
45. A. equal B. similar C. superior D. opposite
46. A. painful B. valuable C. upsetting D. interesting
47. A come up B. break out C. hole on D. get through
48. A. to B with C. in D. by
49. A. Luckily B. Cheerfully C. Regularly D. Eventually
50. A. Instead B. However C. Therefore D. Besides
51.A. shouted B. laughed C. glance D. jumped
52. A. convenient B. troublesome C. enjoyable D. dangerous
53. A sadness B. displeasure C delight D. relief
54. A. other than B. more than C rather than D. less than
55. A. dislike B. encouragement C threat D. suggestion
56. A decided B. stopped C, continued D. struggled
57. A. devote B. turn C. respond D. lead
58. A defeat B. satisfy C. respect D, challenge
59.A proud B. comfortable C. strange D. disappointed
60. A freedom B. life C. growth D. nature
The city of Krolevets, Ukraine, is home 61_______ the world’s most unique apple garden, 62_______(consist) of only one tree. Spanning 10 acres, the 220-year-old tree-known as“apple tree colony”—has dozens of individually rooted trunks that constantly spring to life, making 63_________ seemingly impossible to die.
The tree seems to have worked out a brilliant 64_________ (survive) strategy, and it looks prepared to survive for centuries 65_________(come). It started off as a regular tree. But as it aged, its branches bent 66_________ low to the ground that they started to take root as well. every time one of the ingrown trunks dies, its branches 67________(immediate) bend to the ground and take root. It had only nine trunks in 1970, but that number 68_________(double) by 2008.
Today, the tree-garden has several main trunks and dozens of rooted 69_________ (branch) springing from each of them. It blooms every year, during the regular season, but its pink flowers are only visible on half the tree, while 70_______ other half rests. Its apples are medium-sized and sweet with a slightly tart taste.
As a senior three student, it won't take long after I graduate. Now, I have much to share with my fellow classmate. Firstly, I'd like to show my appreciation to those stand by me all the way, teachers, parents and friends including. Without their help or advice, my life will be different. Secondly, it's time for I to say sorry to the classmates whom I hurt or misunderstood. I firm believe that communication and smiles act as bridges to friendship. Thirdly, I’ve made my mind to make every effort to study, because hard work is the key to a success. Finally I want to express my hope which all the younger fellows can make full use of time, because time and tide wait for no man.
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How happy I am to receive your Email of October 4 ! Now I will tell you something about this Summer Camp, which was organized by our Students’ Union ,lasting three days from October 25 to 28.
The camp was designed to raise our awareness to care about the environment. In addition ,it is a good chance to get close to nature ,enjoy the beauty and relax ourselves. So we were persuaded to cycle and were fully equipped. During the trip, we were greatly impressed by its beautiful view. The air was pleasant to breathe. My classmate couldn’t wait to explore it. Tired as we were, we were still excited .It was the trip that raised our awareness of environmental protection and developed our friendship.
Looking forward to your reply.
M: Here’s another box for you, Ash.
W: Thanks, Simon. I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve got! I’ve filled all these boxes already. It’s really not easy to move.
M: I like to walk into such a big grocery store.
W: Me too. I like to smell many wonderful things, like baked bread, roses, fresh vegetables, and chocolate cookies.
W: My son, Mattie Jackson is 12 years old.
M: What does he often do?
W: He rides his bike around the neighborhood, plays soccer with his friends and gets good grades from school.
W: Did you see that sign for the Christmas party next week?
M: Yeah, I saw it. What’s up?
W: Why would anybody want to do that? We’re all busy with papers.
M: You wouldn’t want to attend?
M: It was reported that 1,653 counties in the U.S. lost population between 2010 and 2015.
W: What does it mean?
M: It means more people are dying than are being born in more than one-third of all counties in the U.S.
M: How did your test go?
W: I think I did okay. I hope so. How was the restaurant? Did you have a good time?
M: Yeah. It was great. Silvia had a lot to drink and she talked a lot. She is really interesting.
W: What did she talk about?
M: Education again. I think she would be a great teacher but she doesn’t want to be a teacher. She doesn’t know what she wants to be.
W: Me either. We are all in the same boat.
M: Do your parents give you an allowance?
W: Yes, they give me a certain amount of money for doing chores per week and it’s my money to do with what I want. I can save it, or I can spend it. But sometimes I get into trouble.
M: What happened?
W: I often spend more than what I have.
M: Well, that’s bad. By the way, how much can you get?
W: $20 a week.
M: Good money. I never get an allowance, so I have to do some part-time work to earn my pocket money.
W: Jasper, this is such an incredible building. Tell me about it.
M: Well, this is the entrance of the Royal Albert Hall and probably the world’s most famous stage. It was named after Queen Victoria’s husband and opened in 1871. It’s been busy hosting music and performance events ever since.
W: And what’s your favorite thing about the Royal Albert Hall?
M: Seeing the audience’s reaction, I think, when they walk in for the first time.
W: So, in your opinion, what is so great about great British music?
M: Well, just think about this building and the stage, and who we’ve invited over the years. Edward Elgar, The Beatles, Yehudi Menuhin, the Rolling Stones, Adele, you name it, they’ve all played here.
M: What was your reason for moving?
W: Well, because I love cooking and it has a much bigger kitchen and it is much easier to cook in and there’s a nice big table where people can sit down. Um... but there isn’t a dishwasher.
M: Okay, are you still in the same area of town?
W: No, not really. My new fl at is much closer to work. It only takes five minutes on foot. My old flat was further away from work and I had to take a taxi everyday. And a really good friend of mine lives upstairs and that’s the most important reason I moved, so we can have dinner together sometimes and chat. And there’s some really good shops nearby and a supermarket so it is very easy for me to do my shopping there.
M: Great. Is it er... more or less expensive though?
W: It’s actually less expensive so, it’s another reason.
M: Great. So I look forward to your house warming party.
W: You’re very welcome.
W: The United States and Canada are not always friendly neighbors. Some Americans actually attacked Canada. It was brought on by two events. The first event took place not in America, but in Ireland. From 1845 to 1852, the potato crop was nearly wiped out by disease. About two million people left Ireland, many coming to the United States with their hatred of Britain because British policies made the suffering even worse. The second event: the American Civil War which was fought between 1861 to 1865, resulted in the deaths of more than 800,000 people. Thousands of these new Irish immigrants had joined the military, and when the war ended they wanted to help free Ireland from the British. They reasoned that since Canada was under British rule at this time, if they could get the British military to start fighting in Canada, it would make it easier for them in Ireland to take control and declare it a separate nation. But it didn’t exactly go as they had planned. After several attempts at attacking Canada, they failed. These attacks were not supported by the American government, of course. They only involved former American soldiers who were acting on their own. Still, we can truthfully say that Americans attacked Canada — and the Canadians won.