1. What does the man like to drink?
A. Tea. B. Coffee. C. Water.
2. What does the man usually do on Sunday afternoons?
A. He goes shopping.
B. He works in the garden.
C. He reads the newspaper.
3. When will the match begin, according to the man?
A. At 2:30. B. At 3:00. C. At 4:00.
4. What will the man do next?
A. Go to the movies. B. Keep on studying. C. Check out some books.
5. Who is the girl talking to?
A. Her dentist. B. The police. C. A vet.
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6. Where does the woman want to go?
A. To a school. B. To a car factory. C. To a bank.
7. How can the woman get there?
A. Go along the road, turn left and go straight.
B. Go along the road, turn right and go straight.
C. Turn around and go along the road.
8. What did the man do in Mr. Turner’s shop last week?
A. He bought a suit.B. He ordered a suit.C. He returned a suit.
9. What will the man do in the afternoon?
A. Go to the shop. B. Call Mr. Turner. C. Attend a meeting.
10. What will Millie’s mother receive for her birthday?
A. A shirt. B. A skirt. C. A small cake.
11. Who will cook the special dinner?
A. Millie’s father. B. Millie’s friend. C. Millie.
12. Where will the speakers go this afternoon?
A. To a bakery. B. To a grocery store. C. To a gift shop.[来源:ZxxkCom]
13. What month is it now?
A. January. B. February. C. June.
14. Where will Lily s pend Spring Festival?
A. In the city center.
B. In her hometown.
C. In the man’s hometown.
15. What does Lily think of the festival?
A. Boring. B. Ordinary. C. Interesting.[来源:学|科|网]
16. What’s the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Friends. B. Brother and sister. C. Co-workers.
17. What day is it today?
A. Sunday B. Monday. C. Tuesday.
18. What should people be sure to do today?
A. Stay inside.B. Wear sunglasses.C. Take an umbrella.
19. How much rain will come tomorrow?
A. Only a little. B. None at all. C. Quite a lot.
20. What might the weather be like on Friday?
A. Sunny. B. Cloudy. C. Stormy.
Magazines can help get kids psyched about reading. The thrill of flipping through a fresh magazine can totally drive a new reader to practice words and learn about topics they might not normally be exposed to. For young readers who want to be entertained and learn something new. Here are our favorite kids magazine subscription(订阅) picks.
1. National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids is designed for children ages 6 to 14. The magazine is published by the National Geographic Society and has been in publication since September 1975. With each issue, young readers enjoy a wide range of regular features such as “Amazing Animals”, “Weird but True”, “Cool Inventions” and “Guinness World Records.” A one-year subscription (10 issues) is $15.
This magazine, launched in January 1997, features nine cartoon characters known as the Muses. The articles expose kids ages 9 and up to history, science and the arts. Regular Muse content includes fun facts, a question-and-answer page and fun themes such as extraterrestrial life (外星生命), urban legends and pirates. A one-year subscription (nine issues) is $34.
This is an award-winning, non-profit quarterly magazine for kids ages 5 to 12. ChopChop is filled with great recipes, interactive games and educational food facts and is intended to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. ChopChop received the 2017 Parents Choice Gold Award and was named the James Beard 2015 Publication of the Year. A one-year subscription (four issues) is $15.
Who doesn’t remember reading Highlights magazine --- whether at home or at the dentist’s office? Every 40-page issue helps children explore exciting new topics, investigate cool subjects and learn about our wonderful world. Highlights is ideal for ages 6 to 12 and features stories, puzzles, games, riddles, science experiments and craft projects. High Five, the preschool version of Highlights, is intended for little ones ages 2 to 6. A one-year subscription (12 issues) is $40.
21. How much is a two-year subscription to a magazine launched in 1975?
A.$68. B. $34. C. $40. D. $30.
22. What is special about ChopChop?
A. It has a history of 42 years.
B. It has nine cartoon characters.
C. It is helpful for kids to learn to cook.
D. It includes a question-and-answer page.
23. What topic do Muse and Highlights have in common?
A. Science. B. Craft projects. C. Riddles. D. Animals.
In many parts of the world, there are four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. In the U.S., there are only three: football, basketball and baseball. If you want to know what season it is, just have a look at what people are playing.
For many people in the U.S., sports are not just for fun. They’re almost a religion. Thousands of sports fans buy expensive tickets to watch their favourite teams and athletes play in person. Other fans watch the games at home. The most devoted sports buffs never miss a game. Many a wife becomes a “sports widow (寡妇)” during her husband’s favorite season.
America’s devotion to athletics has created a new class of wealthy people: professional athletes. Sports stars often receive million-dollar salaries. Some even make big money appearing in advertisements for soft drinks, shoes and even toiletries (化妆品).
Sports are an important part of Americans’ culture. Throughout their school life, Americans learn to play many sports. All students take physical education classes in school. Some try out for the school teams, while others join school sports leagues. Athletic events at universities attract scores of fans and benefit the whole community.
24. What does the underlined word “buffs” (in Paragraph 2 ) mean?
A. athletes B. fansC. clubs D. teams
25. By saying “sports widow”, the writer means .
A. some American men love sports more deeply than their wives
B. some American men often quarrel with their wives during their favourite season
C. some American men can hardly find time to be with their wives during their favourite season
D. some sports starts’ wives are left home alone during their favourite season
26. In general, professional athletes in America .
A. are well paid
B. often appear in advertisements
C. live a busy life
D. make big money by selling products such as soft drinks and shoes
27. What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Sports seasons in America B. American sports fans
C. Americans’ sports culture D. Sports in America
The sharing economy has grown in recent years to include everything from apartment sharing to car sharing to community tool sharing.
Since 2009, a new form of the sharing economy has been emerging in neighborhoods throughout the US and around the world—Little Free Libraries. The libraries are boxes put in neighborhoods from which local people can take out and put in books. Little Free Libraries come in all shapes and sizes. Some libraries also have themes, focusing on books for children, adults or tour guides.
In2009, Tod Bol built the first Little Free Library in the Mississippi River town of Hudson, Wisconsin, to honor his mother, who loved reading. When he saw the people of his community gathering around it, exchanging conversation as well as books, he knew he wanted to take his simple idea further.
“We have a natural sense of wanting to be connected, but there are so many things that push us apart, "Bol told The Atlantic.
Since then, his idea has become a movement, spreading from state to state and country to country. According to Littlefreelibrary.org, there are now 18,000 of the little boxes around the world, found in each of the 50 US states and 70 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Internet has helped to spread Little Free Libraries. But an Atlantic article said that they are something different in a world of e-reader downloads.The little wooden boxes are refreshingly physical and human. When you open the door of the box, chance and your neighbors tastes determine what you'll find. You might find a graphic novel, a cookbook or a tour guidebook.
For many people, this sense of discovery is Little Free Libraries’ main appeal. "A girl walking home from school might pick up a graphic novel that gets her excited about reading; a man on his way to the bus stop might find a bookof poetry that changes his view on life,”said The Atlantic article. "Every bookis a potential source of inspiration.”
28. What can we know about Little Free Libraries?
A. When you take a book, you need to put another back.
B. Some libraries have specific themes.
C. The books in it have to be the same size.
D.Most of the books are donated by local libraries.
29. Why did Tod Bol want to build more Little Free Libraries?
A. He wanted to honor his mother.
B. He wanted to build up a sense of community.
C. He longed to promote his idea worldwide.
D. He was inspired by the sharing economy.
30. Little Free Libraries appeal to many people mainly because_____.
A. the books are more about humans
B. they can satisfy various tastes
C. they provide chances to make surprising discoveries
D. the books are free to take out and put in
31. The purpose of writing this passage is to .
A. tell us abouta new form of the sharing economy
B. encourage us to read more books
C.introduce a famous library to us
D. give advice on how to build libraries
Researchers at the University of Chicago have trained an artificial intelligence(人工智能) system, to write fake(伪造的) reviews(评论) on Yelp, a website showing customers reviews on shopping or something else, and it's pretty hard to tell them apart from a human review.
Their study, which will be presented at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in October, aimed to throw attention onto how easily these systems can write reviews like humans and how damaging they can become if they’re not monitored properly.
Since many small businesses rely on online reviews to help grow and keep their reputation, a future where someone—like a rival or angry customer—could crazily fill their page with negative reviews written by a machine is pretty worrying.
And, according to the research team, the threat goes far beyond a bunch of fake reviews on Yelp. “In general the threat is bigger,”Ben Y. Zhao. one of the authors of the study, said. “I think the threat towards society is large and it really misleads users and shakes our belief in what is real and what is not. I think that' s going to be even unimaginable.”
To test how believable these reviews came across, the researchers invited 40 volunteers and had AI generate five fake reviews for 40 actual restaurants. The volunteers were asked how useful they thought the review was and whether or not they thought it was fake. The AI reviews ranked as “effectively indistinguishable”from real reviews，according to the study. Further, the fake reviews were given a 3.15"usefulness"rating, compared to a 3.28 rating for human reviews.
32. What can the new artificial intelligence system do according to the passage？
A. It can help train new reviewers.
B, It can tell the real reviews from the fake ones.
C. It can write human-like reviews.
D. It can easily damage the businesses.
33. What does the underlined word"rival'' mean in the passage?
A. A person who respects you deeply.
B. A person who competes with you.
C. A person who loves to give fake reviews.
D. A person who can control you from distance.
34. What can we infer from Ben Y. Zhao's remarks?
A. Artificial intelligence can put the society in danger.
B. The artificial intelligence is only used by theresearchers
C. Ben Y. Zhao is optimistic about the further development of artificial intelligence.
D. The artificial intelligence will help people shake.
35. What is the best title for the passage?
A. Tips Suggestions on Giving Reviews.
B. How to Tell the Fake Reviews.
C. Development of AI in Review on Yelp.
D. AI is Coming to Steal Your Reviews.
1. When chopsticks were invented?
In fact, before the invention of chopsticks, Chinese ancestors actually used hands to eat, but how did they eat soupand porridge? 36. Chinese started to use chopsticks about 3,000 years ago in Shang Dynasty.
2. Who invented chopsticks?
The records of using chopsticks have been found in many written books but lackphysical evidence. However many stories are about the invention of chopsticks. One says that Jiang Ziya, an ancient wise man, created chopsticks. 37. But there is no exact history record about the invention. We can only say that smart ancient Chinese invented chopsticks.
3. How to use Chinese chopsticks.
Using two slim sticks to pick up food is actually not difficult. You can do it if you practice it for some time, even if you are a foreigner. The key to managing chopsticks is keeping one chopstick in position while moving the other to pick up food. 38.
4. Chopsticks Manners
Chopsticks are usually held in the right hand, and left-handed chopstick use is considered as improper in China. Playing with chopsticks is thought to be impolite. 39.
5. The philosophy of Chinese chopsticks
Chinese philosopher Confucius advised people to use chopsticks instead of knives because the metal knives remind people of cold weapons, which mean killing and violence.
6. A chopsticks-themed museum can be found in Shanghai
If you are truly interested in chopsticks, you can pay a visit to the Shanghai Chopsticks Museum. The museum gathered more than 1,200 pairs of chopsticks from China, Korea, Japan and Thailand. 40.
A. Chopsticks were introduced to many other neighbor countries due to its lightness and convenience.
B. It is considered to be polite and thoughtful to pick up food for the elderly and children.
C. Bamboo chopsticks are most frequently used in Chinese daily life.
D. The oldest one was from the Tang Dynasty.
E. There also go around some other stories.
F. Remember to practice with patience.
G. They had to use sticks to eat them.
第一节完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）
Jason, our son, was born with cerebral palsy（脑瘫）. My wife and I often comforted him as he faced many 41._______ in his early years.
It was 42._______ to see him regularly chosen last for baseball, but his most 43._______ time came when he began high school. One afternoon, Jason returned home in 44._______ and shouted: “I’m never going to school again!” He was 45._______ with food that other kids had 46._______ him on the school bus on the way home. Jason later told us what had 47._______. A few days earlier, Jason had 48._______ up for the school running team. That day, a few older students made 49._______ of his performance on the track and made him the target of their one-sided food fight. I called the headmaster about the 50.________, and it never happened again.
One day, as the other kids exercised in the gym, they 51.________ one lonely runner-Jason jogging around the snow-covered track.Jason once said to me,“Dad, I was ready for the 52.________.”He added that each month, each student 53._______ an “athlete of the month” and voted for the 54.________. Jason’s name had never been55.________. But that day, one student said: “Sir, I would like to nominate(提名) Jason for the athlete of the month.”The coach looked 56.________. “He works harder than any of us, Sir,” the student continued. Tears 57.________ in Jason’s eyes as everyone in the class put their hands up. We, also in tears, looked on as he 58.________showed his certificate.
Whenever I despair, I think of this story. I 59.________ myself that challenges are not overcome by 60.________, but by patience, determination, and faith.
41．A. challenges B. choices C. changes D. chances
42．A. hopeful B. considerate C. convenient D. heartbreaking
43．A. special B. comfortable C. separate D. difficult
44．A. ruins B. tears C. shock D. surprise
45．A. covered B. followed C. attached D. filled
46．A. rolled down B. pushed against C. thrown at D. dropped out
47．A. recorded B. deserved C. happened D. promised
48．A. stayed B. signed C. pulled D. hung
49．A. comments B. use C. mistakes D. fun
50．A. process B. operation C. situation D.movement
51．A. admired B. watched C. noticed D. realized
52．A. best B. worst C. most D. least
53．A. hoped B. agreed C. meant D. chose
54．A. winner B. ruler C. advisor D. fighter
55．A. accepted B. listed C. attended D. organized
56．A. surprised B. delighted C. moved D. frightened
57．A. divided B. exploded C. changed D. formed
58．A. warmly B. proudly C. kindly D. seriously
59．A. blame B. warn C. remind D. inform
60．A. force B. construction C. discussion D. appearance
Every four years, millions of people gather in summer 61.______(watch) soccer games and cheer for their favorite teams and players.This year, the World Cup kicked off on June 14 in Russia.
Leading up to the most exciting sporting event of summer, Live It Up, the official World Cup song, was released on May 25. 62.______ (perform) by US artist Nicky Jam, US actor and singer Will Smith, and Albanian singer Era Istref,
the song has a line that goes, "One life, live it up, 'cause
we got one life."
With a great melody and catchy lyrics, the song
stands for "the 63.______ (excite), the celebration and
the unity 64.______ people all over the world will
share during the 2018 World Cup", Philippe Le Floc'h,
chief commercial officer of FIFAtold FIFA.com.
In fact, ever since the first official World Cup
song came out in 1966 for the England World Cup,
the relationship between soccer and music 65.________
(grow) stronger and stronger. As The Wall Street Journal
put it, "Listening to motivational music 66._______(encourage) people to take more risks."
One of the world's greatest soccer 67._______(coach), Giovanni Trapattoni, even believes that listening to music can teach players great lessons. "You learn a lot about intervals, speed, rhythm. 68.______ learn the logical skills you need to read a game," he told FIFA.com.
Indeed, the right music can make all the difference. As Colombian musician Juanes told FIFA.com, soccer and music have a lot 69.______ common. "You throw yourself into it, and it moves something within people. You need your feet for soccer and you need words for music, but they arouse one and 70.______ same thing--- passion," he said.
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The Moments(朋友圈) section of WeChat has become the popular part of the social
networking platform. We can share everything about their life on it with our friend. Many teenagers, however, chose to keep their parents out their Moments. They argue that if their parents get involved, and they will feel upset. As far as I am concerning, I feel happily when my parents comment on my posts in my Moments. It shows their love and care for me. What's more, shut them off may make the generation gap bigger and bigger, when inviting them in would help us communicate better and feel closer to each other than before.
中国日报（China Daily）将专门为外国人举办2018 “最美中国”（Amazing China）手机摄影大赛。假设你是高一学生李华，请写信建议你的美国朋友George 参加。信的内容包括:
1—5 CBCAA 6—10 ABBCB 11—15 CBACC 16—20 ABBAC
21--23 DCA 24—27BCAD28--31 BBCA 32--35 CBAD
41--45 ADDBA 46--50 CCBDC51--55 CBDAB 56--60 ADBCA
61. to watch 62. Performed 63. excitement 64. that/which 65. has grown
66. encourages 67. coaches 68. You 69. in 70. the
The Moments(朋友圈) section of WeChat has become the popularpart of the social
networking platform. We can share everything abouttheir life on it with our friend. Many
teenagers, however, chose to keeptheir parents out their Moments. They argue that if their
parents getinvolved, and they will feel upset. As far as I am concerning, I feel happily
when my parents comment on my posts in my Moments. It shows theirlove and care for
me. What's more, shut them off may make thegeneration gap bigger and bigger, when
inviting them in would help uscommunicate better and feel closer to each other than before.
How is everything going? I have some exciting news for you! China Daily will hold a mobile photo contest named “Amazing China”, only open to foreigners. I know you love photography, so why not give it a try?
The contest welcomes submissions about natural scenery, famous places or historical sites, local customs of China and so forth. And every photo should be accompanied with an explanation: time, place, name of the work, and stories behind. Photos edited with Photoshop or any other software will not be accepted. Each participant can turn in three photos at most to Liuying@chinadaily.com. Deadline for entries is Oct.15, 2018. For more information, you can refer to China Daily’s official website.
Well, I have to go now, for I have tons of homework to do. If you are interested, I’m more than happy to be your photography companion.