1. Where is Bob now?
A. In Tokyo. B. In Paris. C. In New York.
2. What does the man plan to do here?
A. Tutor a student. B. Have a meeting. C. Prepare for a lecture.
3. What is Tom doing?
A. Making a model plane. B. Playing computer games.
C. Organizing a competition.
4. What are the speakers talking about?
A. When to visit the city. B. Which postcard to pick.
C. What to buy for Jim’s sister.
5. Why is the woman worried?
A. She missed her bus. B. She lost her cellphone.
C. She can’t find her child.
6. What makes the man excited?
A. A pay rise. B. A vacation. C. A promotion.
7. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Colleagues. B. Friends. C. A couple.
8. What does the man promise the woman to do?
A. Repair her bike. B. Take some pictures. C. Teach her basketball.
9. What will the woman take?
A. A guitar. B. An iPad. C. A cellphone.
10. What is Jason’s favorite subject now？
A. Math. B. Science. C. History.
11. Who is going to learn Chinese？
A. Marisa. B. Jean. C. Jason.
12. How does Tony find history？
A. Boring. B. Interesting. C. Difficult.
13. What will the woman do tomorrow?
A. Visit sick kids. B. Go to see a doctor. C. Collect hospital stories.
14. When will the woman go to the hospital?
A. At 7:00. B. At 8:00. C. At 8:30.
15. What does the man volunteer to do?
A. Clean up city parks.
B. Keep order at the station.
C. Help policemen with the traffic.
16. What day is it today?
A. Friday. B. Saturday. C. Sunday.
17. In which month is the Sea World closed?
A. February. B. March. C. April.
18. Where can visitors see the short film about the sea?
A. In the halls. B. In the dining room. C. In the Visitor Center.
19. What is the children’s favorite show?
A. The whale show. B. The turtle show. C. The dolphin show.
20. How much is a ticket for a 6-year-old kid?
A.￥60. B.￥80. C.￥160.
Teddy Bear Tea Party
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·Pre-schoolers ·A 1-hour presentation
·$10 per student ·Includes dessert, fruit and lemonade
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21. What do we know about Teddy Bear Tea Party?
A. It is designed for 1st-5th graders.
B. It is a hands-on learning process.
C. It lasts about two hours each time.
D. It needs kids to take food and drink.
22. How much should a child pay if he or she applies for Polished Presence Series on August 7th?
A. $80. B. $200. C. $320. D. $400.
23. Which of the following classes is most suitable for job seekers?
A. Teddy Bear Tea Party. B. Etiquette Advantage Course.
C. Polished Presence Series. D. Timeless Manners Class.
Robert Irwin is a typical teenage boy, who enjoys mountain biking and photography. He also lives in a large zoo.
Robert, the son of the late “Crocodile Hunter” star Steve Irwin, is now taking center stage in “Crikey! It’s the Irwins,” a new series on Animal Planet.
“We’ve worked on quite a few different TV projects, but this is actually the first time my whole family has come back to Animal Planet together, so it’s pretty unusual,” says Robert.
Premiering(首映）at 8 p.m. on Sunday, “Crikey!” follows the Irwins as they run the 100-acre Australia Zoo, founded by Steve Irwin’s parents. Steve owned and ran the zoo before he died in 2006.
“We’ve always grown up in front of a camera. Bindi, my sister, and I were both filmed for some of the original ‘Crocodile Hunter’ documentaries,” says Robert.
“I’m very lucky in the way that I’ve had so much of my life captured (拍摄）on camera, so as the memories you have of Dad start to fade, you can always look back at the old footage(镜头)and relive those special moments,” he says.
“Crikey! It’s the Irwins” has some footage of Steve. The most exciting part of the premiere involves Robert leading the “Croc Show” at the zoo’s “Crocoseum,” a 5,500-seat stadium Steve built to give crocodile performances and educate visitors about crocodile behavior.
Of course, running a zoo doesn’t leave much time for school, so Robert participates in Distance Education, a program similar to homeschooling. “School can be difficult for me to fit in,” he says. “But I’ve actually got a classroom that’s set up at Australia Zoo and a teacher that travels with us wherever we go, so I can fit in all of my studies.”
Robert continues, “I’m learning as much as I can about all of the animals and all of the work at Australia Zoo. I feel really honored to be following in Dad’s footsteps. I love continuing that work.”
24. Why is the new series special to Robert?
A. It is being filmed in a large zoo.
B. It includes his whole family.
C. It is the first documentary he has made.
D. It allows him to work with his dad.
25. What does Robert think of being captured on camera?
A. It encourages him to work hard.
B. It helps increase his popularity.
C. It encourages him to care about animals.
D. It helps strengthen his ties to his dad.
26. How does Robert keep up with his schooling?
A. He is taking some online courses.
B. He is homeschooled by his mom.
C. He goes to school whenever he has time.
D. He asks some teachers to teach him at home.
27. What’s Robert’s dream job in the future?
A. Feeding animals.
B. Becoming a crocodile expert.
C. Running Australia Zoo.
D. Becoming a wildlife photographer.
The classic model of education—a burst at the start and company training—is breaking down. One reason is the need for new and constantly updated skills. Manufacturing increasingly calls for brain work rather than manual labor.
Pushing people into ever-higher levels of formal education at the start of their lives is not the way to handle the problem. Just 16% of Americans think that a four-year college degree prepares students very well for a good job. Although a vocational (职业的) education promises that vital first hire, those with specialized training tend to withdraw from the labor force earlier than those with general education—perhaps because they are less adaptable.
At the same time on-the-job training is shrinking. In America and Britain it has fallen by roughly half in the past two decades. Self-employment is spreading, leaving more people to take responsibility for their own skills. Taking time out later in life to pursue a formal qualification is an option, but it costs money and most colleges are meant for youngsters.
The market is innovating to enable workers to learn and earn in new ways. Providers from General Assembly to Pluralsight are building businesses on the promise of improving careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have turned away from lectures on Plato (柏拉图) or black holes in favor of courses that make their students more employable. At Udacity and Coursera self-improvers pay for cheap, short programs. By offering degrees online, universities are making it easier for professionals to polish their skills. A single master’s program from Georgia Tech could expand the annual output of computer-science master’s degrees in America by close to 10%.
Lifelong learning starts at school. As a rule, education should not be narrowly vocational. The curriculum needs to teach children how to study and think. A focus on “metacognition”(元认知) will make them better at picking up skills later in life.
28. Which is the reason why traditional education is failing?
A. It bursts educators’ bubble in the beginning.
B. Companies can’t afford training fees.
C. Old skills can’t meet the present needs.
D. It fails to develop one’s brain.
29. What can we infer from the text?
A. The more knowledgeable one is, the more likely he is to be employed.
B. Most Americans are poor at their studies in the college.
C. More than 80% of Americans have to be self-employed now.
D. Returning to college after working is not considered worthwhile.
30. What does the underlined word “innovating” in Paragraph 4 mean?
A. Reforming its system. B. Declining little by little.
C. Booming all at once. D. Wasting time and energy.
31. How do colleges adapt to the present education model?
A. They open online courses.
B. They provide easier access to updated skills.
C. They pay for cheap short programs.
D. They lower the standard for master’s degree.
With more than two million videos on YouTube, cats are one of the most searched things on the Internet. A new exhibition called “How Cats Took Over The Internet” opened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. It looked at the history of how cats rose to Internet fame, and why people like them so much.
Almost half of all original YouTube videos are of people’s pets, and around 26 billion views are just for cats, making them the single most popular category. Some cats have become famous and earned millions of pounds after their owners posted their pictures online.
So how did cats become so popular?
Since the Internet became widely used in the 1990s, people have been sharing pictures of their cats via email. In 2005 one of YouTube’s co-founders Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called Pyjamas playing with a rope, making him the first person to upload a cat video to YouTube.
In 2007 Eric Nakagawa and Kari Unebasami started a website sharing funny pictures of cats. The site quickly became popular, and users were able to upload pictures of their cats with writing over the top. It now has over 100 million views a month and has created a whole new form of communication on the Internet.
Why cats? A scientific study has proved that looking at videos of cats can improve people’s mood. Assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick from Indians University, America, asked 7,000 people how they felt before and after watching videos of cats. The results showed that people felt happier after watching videos of cats, and that they felt less anxious.
The Internet has also been responsible for creating a number of famous cats such as Grumpy Cat, Lil BUB and Maru. They have appeared on lots of TV shows, advertisements and film festivals, and even have their own brands. Lil BUB even has her own charity, and has raised around $130, 000 for pets with special needs.
32. What’s true about cats according to the text?
A. Their fame is related to the widespread of the Internet and a relative website.
B. Cat videos take up half of all the original YouTube videos.
C. They are the first to be filmed among all the animals throughout the world.
D. They earned millions with their videos in the 1990s.
33. Why did Jessica make the study?
A. To improve people’s mood and reduce people’s anxiety.
B. To ask about people’s present feelings and living conditions.
C. To find the effect of watching cat videos on people’s mood.
D. To help people live their life to the fullest.
34. What’s special about Lil BUB?
A. She has the most videos online.
B. She is popular at home and abroad.
C. She has her own brands.
D. She has her own charity.
35. What’s the best title for the text?
A. Cats become celebrities B. Cat videos rule the Internet
C. Watching cat videos counts D. Cats’ contributions to the world
“A lie can travel half way around the world before the truth can put its boots on,” said Mark Twain. 36
To make matters worse, most young people get news from social media sites where facts are mixed with rumors, half-truths and complete lies. 37 In the latest PISA, which tested 15-year-olds worldwide on academic subjects, fewer than one in ten of the examinees were reported to be able to distinguish fact from opinion. Another study showed that students at all levels of education could not tell real news from fake news. In one instance, 80 percent thought that a paid advertisement was a real news story.
38 They want to influence public opinion either for or against something or someone. It is important, then, for young people to recognize when they are being used and to be skeptical of online information.
Traditional media, such as newspapers and television, are still the more credible source of information. 39 And then editors have the job of making sure those facts are correct. However, if you are getting most of your information online, you have to be your own editor. In that case, the first thing to do is to look at the writer of a post. Is this person known to be credible? Does the site where you read the post have a prejudice? 40 By doing so, you won’t be fooled into chasing lies.
A. Secondly, you can ignore traditional media.
B. This has led to young people becoming confused.
C. Reporters are professionally trained to look for facts.
D. Fake news is spread by people who have a prejudice.
E. This may be because fake news can easily catch their attention.
F. In today’s Internet world of “fake news”, lies spread even faster than the truth.
G. Next, look for other sources from mainstream media to confirm the information. 第三部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分45分）
Once I went with my brother to watch how the villagers caught fish in the local pond. Usually the locals catch fish in the 41 morning. It was exciting so we 42 at 4 o’clock. Not only did it sound like a(n) 43 to me, but it also turned out to teach me a 44 lesson.
The fishermen had a big fishing net, one side of which was 45 along with the boundary of the pond and the other end was taken to the 46 boundary of the pond underwater. After a certain time they slowly started 47 the free end towards the fixed end. Most fish got 48 inside the net and the fish had already started feeling 49 wrong. Because of the lack of 50 , they started panicking. Some started 51 to get out of the net. Though they knew getting out of the water was a big risk, they still 52 their best to jump with all their strength; 53 , few fish got out of the net. I asked a fisherman about the fish that “escaped”. They told me it usually 54 that next time they would again get 55 after another 6 months. Hearing this, I realized one of the greatest life lessons. The fish that took the risk actually 56 their life time by 6 months! I 57 what would happen if they lived in big lakes. Maybe, they could live longer.
In life there are certain situations where we might feel we are 58 our living space. We take the biggest risk of our lives and jump out of the space, 59 we fall into another small one where we may end up failing. So we need to be wise enough to choose to live in much 60 spaces where we have more conditions to help survive or succeed.
41. A. fine B. summer C. cold D. early
42. A. got up B. went on C. took off D. set sail
43. A. adventure B. amusement C. advantage D. game
44. A. music B. business C. life D. duty
45. A. drawn B. arranged C. thrown D. fixed
46. A. common B. opposite C. close D. natural
47. A. escaping B. connecting C. moving D. driving
48. A. trapped B. counted C. pressed D. pulled
49. A. anything B. everything C. nothing D. something
50. A. water B. air C. space D. power
51. A. running B. jumping C. sinking D. swimming
52. A. tried B. controlled C. developed D. found
53. A. proudly B. suddenly C. expectedly D. unluckily
54. A. predicted B. disappeared C. happened D. returned
55. A. discovered B. caught C. saved D. assisted
56. A. increased B. wasted C. calculated D. spent
57. A. regretted B. hoped C. worried D. imagined
58. A. using B. losing C. shaping D. changing
59. A. so B. and C. but D. for
60. A. bigger B. shorter C. easier D. harder
Disney announces new release dates for “Mulan”
The Walt Disney Co. announced on Friday new release date for the China-set live-action movie “Mulan” in 61 (respond) to the COVID-19 pandemic (流行病). Now “Mulan” 62 (plan) to open on July 24, 2020, according to Disney.
“Mulan” opening in July remains 63 (risk). Disney delayed nearly all of its big-budget movies 64 most of the theaters in the United States and other countries were shut down in 65 effort to fight against the coronavirus. It is still unclear when the movie theater industry will be back on its feet when people are still forced to stay in their homes amid the pandemic.
Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment, told CNBC, “He is hoping to have locations open by mid-June and he is certain that moviegoers will be eager 66 (return) to cinema.” 67 (base) on the legend of an ancient Chinese heroine, “Mulan” is a live action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name.
The film was 68 (original) scheduled to hit US theaters on March 27 with an early estimate of at least $85 million in its opening weekend.
Mulan, according to the folk legend, lived during an unrest era of the Chinese history more than 1,400 years ago. She dressed 69 (her) up as a man to serve in the army in place of her aged father and fight 70 the country.
第四部分: 写作 (共两节, 满分35分)
第一节 短文改错 (共10小题；每小题1分，满分10分)
Our model of which a garden should be goes back to childhood. My sister and I like to visit Grandmother when we were young. After rushing out of car, we ran to our grandmother’s garden. It was interested that, with seasons changing, the garden would to take on different looks. They were neat paths and a wooden bridge over a pool. She used to keep a small garden, including ducks and another animals, but later she made it much large. Grandmother looked after the garden with great care. We often helped Grandmother grow several row of plants or pick vegetables. Being with her was real enjoyable. That’s our dream garden, a place full of love of Grandmother.