1. What will Jack do during the weekend?
A. Play baseball. B.Go to church. C.Take a vacation.
2. Why does the man look excited?
A. He passed the exam.
B. He got his story published.
C. He found a great magazine.
3. How did the woman usually celebrate her birthday?
A. By throwing a party.
B. By going skiing with her father.
C. By doing something different each year.
4. Where are most probably the speakers?
A. At home. B. At a park. C. At a pet store.
5. What color dress will the woman try on?
A. A brown one. B. A black one. C. A blue one.
6. What degree does the man have?
A. A PhD in chemistry.
B. A master's in design.
C. A master's in marketing.
7. Where has the man been working for the past three years?
A. In a school.
B. In a design company.
C. In a research center.
8. What will volunteers mainly do in Thailand?
A. Go hiking. B. Visit a village. C. Look after elephants.
9. How does the man react to the programme?
A. Surprised. B. Interested. C. Unconcerned.
10.What does the woman like about the armchair?
A. Its size. B. Its color. C. Its design.
11. What color armchair do the speakers have?
A. Green. B. Brown. C. Blue.
12. What's the speakers' decision?
A. Waiting for a sale.
B. Buying the armchair now.
C. Bargaining with the seller.
13. What has the man done?
A. He has drunk some beer.
B. He has been back from a party.
C. He has checked the flight information.
14. What transport will the man take to the airport?
A. Taxi. B. Bus. C. Subway.
15. How soon will the man get to the airport?
A. In 15 minutes. B. In 25 minutes. C. In 40 minutes.
16.In what way will the man pay for the bill?
A. Cash. B. Check. C. Credit card.
17. Who took the speaker to Markham?
A. His art teacher.
B. His maths teacher.
C. His geography teacher.
18. What did the speaker want to explore?
A. The stream. B. The waterfall. C. The black hole.
19.What did the speaker find the rock shaped like?
A. A snake. B. A horse. C. A rabbit.
20. What impressed the speaker most?
A. The machines.
B. The brave divers.
C. Videos about the caves.
Enjoy a museum visit with your class!
Art Tells A Story: By looking at the subject matter and by drawing from personal experiences, students can find the story in some works of art.(All grades)
Learning to Look: An interactive tour that explores a variety of art using storytelling, movements, music, games, and other techniques helps introduce children to a museum.(Preschool--Grade 3)
Native American Collection: This program explores relationships that exist between art, culture, the geographic location and natural resources. Students will see a bowl made by Maria Martinez, a Towa storyteller, a Northwest coast mask, and Inuit clothing.(For Grades2-5)
The Language of Art: Classes are welcomed into the museum to take part in an interactive tour of American Art. It gives participants a new set of vocabulary while helping them feel comfortable.
Art-on-the-Move: Teachers may borrow suitcases with art objects. Free for organizations with Education Membership.
Museum Highlight: Our museum offers a lot of exciting changing exhibitions each year. This tour will focus on the highlight of exhibitions currently on view, and can meet your group’s special interest.(All grade level)
Planning Your Visit:
Booking: Booking is necessary for all tours and programs. Please book at least a week in advance. Teachers are encouraged to organize self-guided visits for their classes during public hours.
Tour Hours: Tours can be organized between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays.
Program Fees: Tours are free for those with Education Membership. There is a charge of $6 per student of non-member organizations. Tours with art activities cost $12 per student (non-membership) or $10 per student (membership).
Chaperones (保护人)：We require one adult chaperone for every 10 children. Chaperones help to make your museum visit a success. A chaperone must pay $5 admission.
Lunch: No lunch facilities are available at the museum.
Museum Rules: No touch on works of art. No photographs are allowed in the museum.
Ask questions. Look, and then look again!
21.What do teachers need to do before leading their classes to the museum?
A. Make bookings ahead of time. B. Try to get Education Membership.
C. Learn about the history of the museum. D. Ask for the permission of self-guided visits.
22. How much should the museum charge a class of 60 children with Education Membership for a tour with art activities?
A. $ 600. B.$ 630. C. $ 720. D. $750.
23. In which section of the newspaper does the text most probably appear?
A. Food and Health. B. Science and Technology
C. Environment and Art. D. Tours and Visits.
A few days ago I was sitting in a Thai restaurant enjoying a meal when I got a phone call from a friend I hadn’t spoken to for a long time. Full of enthusiasm and excitement I talked slightly louder than usual and in Spanish, my mother tongue.
A few minutes into the call the lady sitting beside me got up, seemingly upset, and asked the restaurant staff to relocate her to a table as far away as possible from “this man who won’t get off his phone”
I sank in my seat out of embarrassment. I ended the call soon afterwards and felt the urge to go over and apologize. Before getting up I looked around to see where she was and I found she was, indeed, at the table furthest away from me. I noticed that the lady was alone and staring out of the window, looking a bit sad.
Right then I quit my plan for a conventional apologetic gesture and decided to conduct an experiment. Seeing those funny smile cards in my wallet, I took one out. When signing my check I asked the waiter to secretly charge the lady’s meal to my credit card instead of her bill.
I left the restaurant, letting the waiter know I would be back in a few hours to pick up my credit card. I returned later as promised, excited to learn the result.
To my pleasant surprise, things turned out the best possible way. A group of restaurant staff approached me with joy, telling me that the lady had dined there many times, but they had never seen her smile and laugh like she did upon receiving the smile card and the $0 check.
24. Why did the lady ask the restaurant staff to relocate her?
A. She didn’t understand Spanish.
B. She preferred to stay on her own.
C. She wanted to sit beside the window.
D. She felt bothered by the author’s phone call.
25.What did the author want to do first after he ended his phone call?
A. Apologize to the lady. B. Pay for the lady’s meal.
C. Conduct an experiment. D. Give the lady a smile card.
26. According to the text, the lady_______.
A. was unfriendly to others
B. was too poor to afford a meal
C. was not happy deep in her heart
D. was particular about where she sat
27. What is the best title fir the text?
A．A poor lonely lady B．A smile card apology
C．An improper phone call D．An unpleasant experience
Speaking many languages fluently is generally considered cool yet difficult to achieve, especially if second, third and fourth languages are acquired later in life. As an advocate of language learning, I of course agree that it’s cool, but I challenge the assumption that it’s difficult.
My name is Luca Lampariello. Aged 35, I speak 11 languages fluently. For learning a language, motivation is fundamental. Heaps of books and hours of study are nowhere near enough. It’s about travelling to remarkable places, meeting inspiring people, enjoying delicious food and starting many journeys of self-discovery. I find my motivation to learn more languages from these experiences, the experiences that these languages make possible.
I still remember that English was already a world language by the time I turned 10 in 1991. Its study was compulsory. I struggled at first. I didn’t like the teacher, grammar explanations confused me, and the material was dull. I thought I’d never learn it. Then my parents decided to hire a private English tutor. I was 13 and she was wonderful. She didn’t simply instruct me in the language, but helped me discover it--she set me on the right path to learning and, most importantly, learning to love the language.
I started reading s lot of books in English. My aunt bought the The Hardy Boys for my birthday and after that there was no looking back. The combination of reading books, watching movies every day and talking to my tutor once a week for two years worked wonders. By the age of 15, I was fluent in English and in possession of a thick American accent.
28. What can be inferred from Paragraph 1?
A. To challenge the assumption is difficult.
B. To learn different languages is not that difficult.
C. It’s difficult to acquire four languages later in life.
D. It’s necessary to advocate people to learn languages.
29. What does the underlined word “It” in Paragraph 2 refer to?
A. Speaking languages fluently.
B. Learning a language.
C. Reading many books.
D. Studying for hours.
30. Why does the author suggest travelling to many places?
A. To enjoy delicious food.
B. To enjoy beautiful scenery.
C. To meet various kinds of people.
D. To find motivation for language learning.
31. What can we learn from the author’s experience of learning English?
A. Having a private English tutor is important.
B. An English teacher shouldn’t explain grammar.
C. Leading learners to the right learning path matters most.
D. It’s difficult for English learners to choose learning material.
In today’s American, if you spend much time with educators and policy makers, you’ll hear a lot of the following words: “standards” “results” “skills” “self-control” and so on. A look at what goes on in most classrooms these days makes it clear that when people think about education, they are not thinking about what it fells like to be a child, or what makes childhood an important stage of life in its own right.
The thing that set children apart from adults is not their ignorance, nor their lack of skills. It’s their ability for joy. Becoming educated should not require giving up joy but rather lead to finding joy in kinds of things; reading novels instead of playing with small figures, conducting experiments instead of sinking cups in the bathtub, for example. In some cases, schools should help children find new, more grown-up ways of doing the same things that keep them joyful; making art, making friends, making decisions,etc.
However, many of the assignments and rules schools come up with treat pleasure and joy as the enemies of competence and responsibility. Children should learn to delay pleasure and joy so that they can pursue abstract goals, like going to college. Not only is this a boring and awful way to treat children, but it can’t be forced to think carefully, enjoy books, or digest complex information.
Building on a child’s ability to feel joy, rather than pushing it aside, would require a shift in the education world’s mindset(思维模式). instead of trying to get children to work hard, why not focus on getting them to take pleasure in meaningful, productive activities, like working with others, exploring ideas, and solving problems? These focuses are not different from the things in which they delight.
Joy should not be trained out of school or left for after-school programs. It doesn’t run counter to the goals of public education. It is, in fact, the primary condition.
32. Many of the assignments and rules of schools are considered_________.
A. too abstract for children to understand.
B. reasonable to achieve educational goals
C. to set studying against pleasure
D. To focus on children’s joy
33. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. Educators are thinking about school education in a proper way.
B. The ability to feel joy often differs from the competence to study.
C. Having children work requires changing educators’ mindset.
D. Education should help children find joy in more grown-up ways.
34. The underlined expression “run counter to” in the last paragraph probably means________.
A. keep back
B. go against
C. make for
D. approve of
35. The author of the passage intends to ________.
A. discuss where education leads
B. indicate joy is what schools lack
C. question children’s ability to feel joy
D. prove activity creates responsibility
Parents are always told to control the amount of time their children spend using phones. 36
Researchers studied 55 parents, while they were eating in a fast restaurant with their children. They found that one in three parents used their phones during the meals. Parents, who were busy with their phones, seemed to have more negative communication with their children.
37 They studied five different acts from parents who didn’t use their phones at all during the meals, parents who put their phones on the table but didn’t use them, parents who used their phones now and then, parents who used their phones at the end of the meals, and those who used their phones during the whole time of the meals. 38 More than 15 percent used their phones towards the end of the meals while the children were still eating, and continued using them until they left the restaurant.
It’s reported that young children use eye contact with their parents to form a good relationship and learn about the world. 39 When parents spent a long time looking at their phones, their children would be upset. Reducing this face-to-face contact could cause problems with further development and reduce the level of relationship between a parent and a child.
This is the first study to examine how children behave when their parents are using their phones. 40 More work needs to be done to find out how to improve the relationship between parents and children.
A. The researchers think it is just the beginning.
B. But their own habit of using phones could be bad, too.
C. It is necessary for parents to spend time accompanying them.
D. Almost 73 percent of the adults used their phones at least once during the meals.
E. Dr. Radesky and her team observed parents’ behavior to see them in a “real-life setting”.
F. Little eye contact and communication can reduce the close relationship with the children.
G. So the more eye contact their parents use, the more chances the children have to succeed.
A storm was coming, but Alex was too busy fixing her leg bandage to notice it. She said to herself, “Great. I 41 myself the week before Cross Country Running tryouts (锦标赛). I am so 42 . Why did I think running through the forest would be a good idea in the first place?”
After 43 , Alex went to the kitchen and poured herself some lemonade. She opened the door to her 44 and sat down outside. “Every year, I work so hard and yet, I always 45 ,” Alex said. This year, I was one spot away from Varsity (校队). The previous 46 , I handed in my medical forms late...”
Suddenly there was a flash of 47 . sounds like it’s going to be a thunderstorm, Alex thought and 48 to head inside. She tried to 49 the door, only to find that she had locked herself out. 50 , Alex shook the door handle 51 back and forth. As she took a quick step backwards, she lost her 52 and fell down. “Why me?” she yelled. “Why did this all happen to me?” Once Alex 53 to pull herself up, she sat silently on the staircase. As rapidly as the rain poured from the sky, so did the 54 stream down Alex’s face. Alone and wet, Alex wept until all the 55 and wetness of the day washed away. Finally, when she 56 crying, she looked up at a suddenly 57 image of her backyard. The air felt light and the sun shone through the clouds. 58 her leg still felt stiff, Alex tore off the 59 and stood up. “I will take part in the Cross Country this year and I will make Varsity,”Alex 60 with a breath of inspiration, “Nothing will stop me.”
41. A. teased B. injured C. enjoyed D. assisted
42. A. stupid B. weak C. small D. lazy
43. A. resting B. trembling C. apologizing D. complaining
44. A. bedroom B. garden C. basement D. backyard
45. A. regret B. strengthen C. fail D. escape
46. A. year B. month C. week D. day
47. A. inspiration B. lightning C. white D. loneliness
48． A. look up B. clear up C. got up D. stay up
49. A.close B. repair C. open D. exchange
50. A. Afraid B. Frustrated C. Confused D. Cautious
51. A. violently B. naturally C. eventually D. directly
52. A. breath B. balance C. head D. heart
53. A. sponsored B. decided C. managed D. agreed
54. A. sweat B. blood C. rainwater D. tears
55. A. suffering B. anxiety C. burden D. stress
56. A. continued B. practiced C. avoided D. stopped
57. A. complete B. aggressive C. bright D. colorful
58. A. Because B. If C. When D.Although
59. A. paper B. bandage C. shoes D. socks
60. A. declared B.suggested C. rejected D. explained
第二节 语法填空 (共10题，每题1.5分，满分15分)
Some years ago, SARS broke out in the mainland of China, 61________(cause) some people to be killed or nearly got to death. 62________ severe was the situation that there was no time to debate who was 63_______ (blame). The most important thing for the government to do was find out the cause of this 64________ (dead) disease. They invited all the top experts in this field to have a discussion and quite a few 65________ (suggestion) were put forward. Some of the top experts picked out those suggestions and tested them to see whether they were available. Doctor Zhong Nanshan chose one patient 66________ was seriously ill and had little hope of picking up and had the new medicine 67________(test) on him. To his great joy, this patient recovered! He made his way to his office and telephoned the top official, telling him the exciting news. For 68________(convenient), he moved to live in his office. His method did make sense. 69 _________ wasn’t long before the other hospitals also controlled this terrible disease and kicked it out finally. If no efforts 70________ (make), China couldn’t have defeated SARS.
第四部分 写作 （共两节，满分35分）
It has been three months before I left the junior high school. Besides, there’s one thing I’ll never forget it. It was my turn to give an English speech in class. I feel worried because of my poor spoken English. So I went to Miss Lee for help. Not only she comfort me, but suggested I could be confident enough and gave me some valuable advice. And then I practiced the speech for nearly two hours at home every day. To my great joy, my speech was a success. It was the teacher’s encouragement which helped me get courage.If Miss Lee hasn’t helped me, I couldn’t have enjoyed the success.
Through the experience, I know that when we have difficulty we should never be afraid to ask other for help and I am glad.to live in this world filling with love.
第二节 书面表达 （满分25分）
假如你是校英语广播站的通讯员李华。你校拟定于3月6日举办第一届中英文诗歌朗诵比赛（The First Chinese and English Poetry Recitation Contest）。请根据以下提示信息写一篇广播稿，通知并动员全校学生踊跃报名。提示：
注意：1.词数100左右 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
听力 1—5 BBABC 6—10 CBCBA 11—15 BAABC 16—20 CBACA
阅读 21-23 ABD 24-27：DCAB 28-31 BBDC 32-35 CDBB 36-40 BEDFA
完形：41-45 BADDC 46-50 ABCCB 51-55 ABCDA 56-60 DCDBA
61. causing 62. So 63. to blame 64. deadly 65. suggestions
66. who/that 67. tested 68. convenience 69. It 70. had been made
改错：1.before--since 2. Besides--However 3. it 去掉 4. feel--felt 5. she前加did 6. could -- should 或去掉could 7. which--that 8. hasn’t--hadn’t
9. other-others 10. filling-filled
One possible version:
Boys and girls,
May I have your attention, please？
I have an important announcement to make. The First Chinese and English Poetry Recitation Contest is scheduled to be held on March 6. As we all know, poetry is one of the most valuable cultural achievements for any country, so this contest will be an excellent chance for us to show our talent and better understand Chinese and English poems. We will invite six teachers, including three foreign teachers, to be judges. And there will be 2 students for each first, second and third prize. Everyone is welcome to take part in it. If you are interested in this contest, please enter it at Broadcasting Station before 5pm, February 25.
That’s all. Thank you.
M： How do you spend your weekend?
W： I want to play baseball with Jack but he said he would go to church with his grandparents, and Kate has been on her vacation.
W： Look at you.It seems you're on top of the world now.I bet you did very well in the exam.
M： I don't know the results of the exam yet.But look.My story came out in this magazine.
M： Janice, did you throw a party for your birthday yesterday?
W： I did something different this year. I went skiing with my father instead.
M： I'm sure it can make your birthday more unforgettable.
M： Lisa, you look uneasy.What's the matter?
W： I've been looking for my dog everywhere, but I just cannot find it.Where on earth is it?
M： There are just too many dogs playing here.Yours must be playing with others now.Let me help you find her.
M： This dress comes in blue, red, black and brown.But we only have a few sizes left in red and black.
W： I'll try a large in the first color you mentioned.I don't like brown, and I have a lot of the other ones.
W： Good morning, Mr.Clarkson.Please sit down.
W： I wonder if you could start off by telling me a bit about yourself.
M： Yes, of course.Well, I got a degree in chemistry actually, and I worked for a research center for one year, but I didn't want to stay in that field, ⑥so I spent two years getting a master's in marketing.
W： That was in the résumé, I see.And since then, you've been working for a design company?
M： That's right. ⑦I've been with Proton Designs for three years now. I think it's time to move on.
W： Mark, you look forward to going to Thailand one day, don't you?
M： Yes.I want to do some sightseeing in the country and spend some time with some elephants.
W： Here is a good opportunity for you.Volunteering Journey is looking for volunteers to work at an elephant home.
M： What can volunteers do during the stay there?
W： ⑧They can learn about and care for elephants.They'll spend most of the time at the elephant home.But they will also enjoy a hike in a mountain there.They'll spend some time with the locals at a village too.
M： ⑨I really want to go.How can I apply for a position?
W： You can call the number in this magazine.
M： OK, I'll call right now.
M： Look at this armchair.What do you think?
W： Oh, I'm not sure I like the design.It's too heavy looking.
M： Try it.
W： Hmm.It's really comfortable! And I'd like to have something this size.Our old armchair is way too small. This size is perfect.
M： What do you think of the color?
W： Well, green isn't my favorite color, but it's better than that brown one we have now.It's OK, I guess.But blue would be perfect.
M： How much is it?
W： Oh, no.It's $999.That's really too expensive.We can't afford it right now.
M： I know. Why don't we wait till next month for their mid-year sale? It might be cheaper then.
W： OK, that's a good idea!
M： OK,gotta go now. Really enjoyed the beer here.
W： What's the rush? You've got a party to attend or something?
M： No.But I do have a flight to catch.It's gonna leave in about two hours, so what is the quickest way to get there?
W： You can always call a taxi.But it's gonna cost a lot of money. Lucky for you, we've got a free airport shuttle service.
M： That sounds great, but will it get me to the airport on time?
W： Yes, it should. The next shuttle leaves in 15 minutes, and it takes you about 25 minutes to get to the airport.
M： Fantastic.Oh, almost forgot to pay for the bill.How much is it?
W： The bill comes to $37.50.How would you like to pay for that, cash?
M： I'll pay with my credit card, but I'll need a receipt.
W： Absolutely, sir.If you like, you can leave your bags with the porter and he can load them onto the shuttle for you when it arrives.
M： Thanks a lot.
M： Hello, everyone! My name is Harry Marshall, and I want to tell you about my recent school trip to a place called Markham.Our teacher, Mr.Griffiths, who actually teaches us maths, is also really interested in geography, so he wanted to take us there—and he thought we'd get material for other subjects like art and photography, too.
I was surprised to find that the cave we were in was completely dry, apart from a stream that ran right through it, which I wanted to examine a bit more closely.And there was also a waterfall that dropped into a black hole at the back of the cave.Needless to say（不用说）, no one really wanted to explore that part.The guide also asked us what different shapes we could see in the rocks.Many people thought one rock was shaped like a snake, and several in my group thought they saw a horse in another rock, but I didn't manage to see anything more like a rabbit.
The final part of our visit was to an exhibition about the history of the caves.We saw videos about how the caves were explored, and photos of the brave divers who first went into the caves.But I was even more impressed by the machines we were shown.They really brought the history of the place to life for me.