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1．What is the weather like?
A．Its raining. B．Its sunny. C．Its cloudy.
2．Who will go to China next month?
A．Alice. B．Lucy. C．Richard.
3．What are the speakers talking about?
A．The mans sister.
4．Where will the speakers meet?
A．In Room 340.
B．In Room 314.
C．In Room 223.
5．Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A．In a restaurant.
B．In an office.
6．Why did the woman go to New York?
A．To spend some time with the baby.
B．To look after her sister.
C．To find a new job.
7．How old was the baby when the woman left New York?
8．What did the woman like doing most with the baby?
B．Playing with him.
9．What are the speakers talking about?
A．A way to improve air quality.
B．A problem with traffic miles.
C．A suggestion for city planning.
10．What does the man suggest?
A．Limiting the use of cars.
B．Encouraging people to walk.
C．Warning drivers of air pollution.
11．What does the woman think about the mans idea?
B．Its worth trying.
12．How long will the man probably stay in New Zealand?
13．What advice does the woman give to the man?
A．Go to New Zealand after Christmas.
B．Book his flight as soon as possible.
C．Save more money for his trip.
14．What can we learn about flights to New Zealand at Christmas time?
A．They require early booking.
B．They can be twice as expensive.
C．They are on special offer.
15．Why did Jane call Mike?
A．To ask him to meet her.
B．To tell him about Tom.
C．To borrow his car.
16．Where will Jane be in about one hour?
A．At Mikes place.
B．At the airport.
C．At a garage.
17．What can we infer from the conversation?
A．Jane has just learned to drive.
B．Janes car is in bad condition.
C．Mike will go to the airport.
18．What did the speaker ask the students to do the week before?
A．Write a short story.
B．Prepare for the lesson.
C．Learn more about the writer.
19．Why does the speaker ask the questions?
A．To check the students understanding of the story.
B．To draw the students attention to reading skills.
C．To let the students discuss fatherson relationships.
20．What will the students do in 10 minutes?
A．Ask more questions.
B．Discussion in groups.
C．Give their answers.
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Whether it is Mozart or Miley，your choice of music could determine whether you will perform well at your work.
A new study suggests that listening to music in the office improves the speed and accuracy of tasks such as data entry，proofreading and problemsolving.
In an officebased experiment,88 per cent of participants were found to produce their most accurate work when listening to music.
The study also found that 81 per cent completed their fastest work when music was played.
And it matters what type of music you listen to. For instance，if youre doing your tax returns，then classical music is the most effective as it improves maths skills.
Listening to Jessie J or Justin Bieber could also improve your speed，with 58 per cent of participants completing data entry tasks faster while listening to pop songs.
During proofreading，dance music，such as David Guettas，had the biggest positive impact on participants increasing their speed by 20 per cent compared to tests undertaken with no music at all.
Dance music also had a positive effect on spellchecking with a 75 per cent pass rate compared to 68 per cent when no music was played at all.
The research，undertaken by Brightonbased Mindlab International，suggests that silent offices may be the least productive.
“The music experiment showed that when listening to music，nine out of ten people performed better，”said Dr.David Lewis，chairman of Mindlab International.
“Proper music enables people to quickly process and keep information，regulate their behavior，make good choices，solve problems，plan and adjust to changing mental demands，”a senior investigator of Mindlab International explained.
“While many schools are cutting music programs and spending more and more time on test preparations，our findings suggest that musical training courses may actually help to set up children for a better academic future，”added Dr.David Lewis.
21．What does the passage mainly talk about.
A．The positive relationship between music and work efficiency.
B．The speed and accuracy of problemsolving tasks.
C．The comparison of different kinds of music.
D．The experiment on productivity of office staff.
22．According to the passage，we can conclude that .
A．different kinds of music lead to the same effect
B．silent offices can make people perform better
C．listening to proper music can improve efficiency in offices
D．more tests prepare children for a better academic future
23．What is the authors attitude towards school music programs?
Christmas in the United States is traditionally a time of giftgiving and family gatherings.But small towns across the country have their own traditions.
Middleburg，a small town in the state of Virginia，is known for its horses. For more than 50 years，Middleburg has organized a yearly Christmas parade(游行)．Men and women ride horses through the woods and fields. They follow hunting dogs as they search for a wild fox. But first，these hunters ride in the yearly parade，wearing their bright red hunting clothes and hats.
John Hale，a citizen of Middleburg says many city people visit his town.“We have a lot of people from an urban area that come to visit，but it incorporates a lot of the old traditions.”The nighttime hayride is one such tradition. Small groups gather under the moonlight on an open wagon filled with hay. The passengers sing as farm horses pull the wagon slowly across the fields.
There are some newer traditions，too. Trey Matheu works at the nearby Salamander Resort. He says a visit to Middleburg is a chance to slow down for a day. He says Middleburg can be a calming，peaceful place without tension.
“Middleburg is an opportunity to take a step back，to take a deep breath，and understand that even though life is moving on at a very fast pace，theres really an opportunity where youre allowed to step off for a little bit.”
Parade organizers say more than 13,000 people attend even in below freezing weather. But if you ask，you will hear many different reasons why people come to watch the parade：
“I come here because Im from a small town. I like how everybody comes together.”
“I live right down that street，right there. And thats my dog.”
Middleburg looks its best at Christmastime. That may be why so many people return each year.
24．Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A．Middleburgs Christmas parade
B．A small town known for horses
C．Christmas traditions in Middleburg
D．Newer traditions at Christmastime
25．At Christmas，people in Middleburg usually .
A．visit friends and families
B．feed farm horses with hay
C．hunt for dogs in the woods
D．ride in the yearly parade
26．According to Trey Matheu，why do people visit Middleburg?
A．To relax themselves.
B．To enjoy the fresh air.
C．To escape competition.
D．To challenge themselves.
27．What do we know about the small town Middleburg?
A．It makes a large profit from tourism.
B．It attracts many people each year.
C．It is a good place for family gatherings.
D．It doesnt respect Christmas traditions.
There is a very instructive incident involving the life of Alexander the Great，King of Greek.Alexander，after conquering many kingdoms，was returning home. On the way，he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face，Alexander realized his conquests，his great army，his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence.So，he lay helplessly waiting to breathe his last. He called his generals and said，“I will depart from this world soon，and I have three wishes. Please carry them out without fail.”
“My first desire is that，”said Alexander，“my physicians alone must carry my coffin.”After a pause，he continued，“Secondly，I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave，the path leading to the graveyard be strewn(撒满)with gold，silver and precious stones which I have collected.”The King continued，“My third and last wish is that both my hands should be kept hanging out of my coffin.”Alexanders favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart.“Oh King，we assure you that your wishes will all be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make such strange wishes？”
Alexander took a deep breath and said，“I would like the world to know of the three lessons I have just learnt. I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that no doctor can really cure any bodies. They are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death. So let people not take life for granted.
“The second wish of strewing gold，silver and other riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell people that not even a bit of gold will come with me. I spent all my life earning riches but cannot take anything with me. Let people realize that it is just a waste of time to chase wealth.”
“And about my third wish of having my hands hanging out of the coffin，I wish people to know that I came emptyhanded into this world and emptyhanded out of this world.”With these words，the King closed his eyes. Soon he let death conquer him and breathed his last.
28．The first paragraph suggests that Alexander .
A．was conquering many kingdoms
B．realized that what he got in his life was nothing to him at all
C．wanted to leave as he came emptyhanded
D．regarded his conquests，his great army，his sharp sword and all his wealth as the most important things
29．The underlined word “clutches”in Paragraph 3 means “ ”．
30．The author intends to .
A．tell us the story of Alexander
B．introduce readers to the instructive lessons of
C．stress the power of Alexander the Great
D．persuade people to realize what Alexander said
31．What would be the best title for the passage?
A．The Death of Alexander
B．The Greed of Alexander
C．Three Wishes of Alexander
D．The Life of Alexander
The new highspeed railway line between Urumqi，capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Selfgoverning Region，and Lanzhou，capital of Gansu Province，has cut train travel time by half to less than 12 hours.
The dramatic improvement will benefit many families planning reunions for Spring Festival.
“For the first time，I feel home is not that far away after all，”said Liang Shaofu as he boarded a highspeed train in Urumqi with six members of his family.
The 35yearold left Lanzhou to set up a dry fruit business in Xinjiang eight years ago，and he has now settled in Urumqi.
The 1,776km line，which passes through Qinghai Province and is the countrys first highspeed railway to be built in a highaltitude region，came into service on Dec.26.
“We normally drive home for Spring Festival to avoid the difficulties of buying seven train tickets for the whole family during the peak season，”Liang said.“Driving can be very tiring and dangerous sometimes，so one year we even decided not to go back to Lanzhou simply to avoid the trip.”
More than 600,000 passengers traveled on the line during its first month，and the Urumqi Railway Bureau said the introduction of highspeed services will ease transport pressure during the Spring Festival peak season.
The existing usual railway line could no longer support Xinjiangs development.All passenger trains will gradually shift to the new link，leaving the old one to be used for goods.As a result，Xinjiangs annual goods ability could reach 200 million metric tons from the current 70 million.
The line passes through areas that experience high winds，and it also crosses parts of the deserted QinghaiTibet Plateau and the bonedry sands of the Gobi Desert.
The project could help China to promote its highspeed railway technology abroad，said Ma Xizhang，director of the LanzhouXinjiang railway projects management department in Xinjiang.
32．How long did it take to go from Urumqi to Lanzhou by the usual train before?
A．About 12 hours. B．About 6 hours.
C．About 18 hours. D．About 24 hours.
33．Whats the main advantage of the new highspeed railway?
A．It takes more time to go from Urumqi to Lanzhou.
B．It will be more convenient for people all over the country to go to Xinjiang.
C．All the people in Lanzhou can return home on festivals.
D．It helps to improve Xinjiangs development.
34．From the passage we can learn .
A．Xinjiangs annual goods ability can increase nearly four times
B．the new railway technology may help more railway lines to be built abroad
C．the highspeed railway lines cant be built across the bonedry sands
D．the old railway lines can only carry goods now
35．Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A．The new highspeed railway line is good for all people to go home.
B．The new highspeed railway line benefits businessmen to carry goods.
C．Taking the new train is safer than driving home from Urumqi to Lanzhou.
D．Businessmen seldom went home for Spring Festival before.
(2016•豫东、豫北十所名校联考)Whatever burdens youre carrying now，let them down for a moment if you can. 36
Do your most difficult task first in the morning. Pushing a challenging task back is like holding a glass of water in an outstretched arm. At first nothing happens，but if you do it for hours or even days，you will soon feel the stress. Get the most annoying task done first and youll enjoy the peace of mind for the rest of the day.
Let go of things you cant control. You make plans to go outside with friends. But at the last minute，it starts raining. Some people become upset and start complaining. Youd better not. The rain wont stop just because of your complaint. 37 What I do in such situation is going for a quick walk in the park or just lie in bed reading a good book，listening to the rain beating on my window.
38 Just make a list of three simple things about any part of your life that you love. This is a great technique if youre ever bored while stuck in traffic，or waiting in the grocery store checkout lane. You can immediately transform boredom into happiness and peace of mind!
Relax your body. Just walk to a window，look outside，and then take a single deep breath，focusing only on that breath and nothing else in the whole world. 39
Talk to friends about your stress. Talking to friends about your worries can often be beneficial. 40 The simple act of speaking about anxieties can make them seem more manageable.
A．With physical relaxation，you can also increase your peace of mind.
B．Instead，make the best of the situation.
C．Those who care about you can offer support.
D．Avoid situations that cause you to feel anxious.
E．Here are some simple ways to increase your peace of mind.
F．Dont worry about what others are thinking of you.
G．List three things you love.
(2016•江西南昌调研测试)I felt very depressed the other day. The weather had been dark and rainy, and I just didnt feel so 4 1 .
As I was sitting at my desk, I 42 it was the birthday of a dear longtime friend －a single, middleaged woman who has devoted the past 30 years to nursing and loving her 43 .
Knowing that she didnt have family in town, I 4 4 to give her a call. Sure enough, she was on her shift, 45 to work late into the evening, and wouldnt have 46 time of a birthday this year. As always, though, she 47 cheerful and was happy that I 48 .
After I hung up，I couldnt 4 9 the feeling that she would really appreciate a little attention on her special day. 50 feeling a little depressed myself, I tried to put it out of my mind, but as the day passed, I couldnt shake the thought .I 51 gave in, and set off to the hospital with a card, a cheese cake, and some balloons that evening.My friends grateful smile and joyful surprise 52 me that Id done the right thing, and they were a generous 53 for the little effort it had taken.
When I got home, I realized that not only had I cheered up a 54 friend on her birthday, but my own negative feelings had also disappeared. Making her day had 55 my own! Isnt that the way it is 56 we take the time and make the 57 to do something for someone else? Its just like the saying, “Loving kindness is twice blessed; it blesses him who gives, and him who 58 .”
Cheering up people on their birthdays isnt the only thing we can do to make their day .Life constantly presents us with 59 to take an extra step or do a kind deed that will make a difference to 60 .And the wonderful thing is that as we do, it changes things for the better for us too.
41. A．special B．positive
42. A．explained B．complained
43. A．family B．training
44. A．decided B．continued
45. A．surprised B．disappointed
46. A．much B．many
47. A．sounded B．looked
48. A．admitted B．called
49. A．experience B．imagine
50. A．Almost B．Even
51. A．luckily B．finally
52. A．convinced B．advised
53. A．response B．contribution
54. A．careless B．lonely
55. A．troubled B．taken
56. A．when B．where
57. A．suggestion B．money
58. A．tries B．receives
59. A．opportunities B．dreams
60. A．someone B．something
(2016•山西四校第二次联考)I was in the ninth year when I began to suffer depression. My parents noticed but felt that since Id always been 6 1 good child，this was temporary.
6 2 (fortunate)，it was not to be so.I didnt have friends.Hardly could I share my problems. Deep worry began to destroy my 63 (confident)．Finally I refused to attend classes， 6 4 (shut)myself in my room for hours.
The examination was approaching，but I simply didnt care. My parents and teachers were surprised at my bad performance. One morning， 65 a particularly severe lecture from my father，I stood at the school gate， 6 6 (depress)．Then as the other students marched to their classrooms，our headmaster called me. The next fortyfive minutes was one of 67 (precious)moments in my life. She said she 6 8 (notice)a big change in me and wondered why. At first she took my hands in 69 (she) and listened patiently as I mentioned my worries. Then she hugged me as I wept. Months of frustration and loneliness disappeared in her motherly hug.
No one had tried to understand what the real problem was except the headmaster， 70 helped me out simply by listening and hugging.
This afternoon，our teacher asked us list what our parents had done for us.I write down a lot of good sides.
Time passes quickly，isnt it？It is three years when I became a high school student. Looking back on the progresses that I have made so far，I really appreciate for your support. I know that without your properly guidance，I would not have done so well. However，what still makes me puzzling is how to make my dream to go the top university come true. Please continue to lend I a hand. I really need your help.
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Time passes quickly，isntdoesnt it？It is three years whensince I became a high school student.Looking back on the progressesprogress that I have made so far，I really appreciate your support.I know that without your properlyproper guidance，I would not have done so well.However，what still makes me puzzlingpuzzled is how to make my dream to go to thea top university come true.Please continue to lend Ime a hand.I really need your help.
I am very glad to learn that you are coming to Beijing as an exchange student and want to stay in a local home with a middle school student who can speak excellent English.
I am a high school student，and its my sincere hope that you can stay with me.I am good at English and can communicate with foreigners fluently.Besides，I like reading and travelling in my spare time，so if you are with us，I can take you around Beijing and let you know more about our brilliant Chinese culture.
Both my parents and I are friendly and enthusiastic in personality.So I believe we can be good friends.I am sure I will do what I can to help you with your Chinese.I am looking forward to your coming.