本试卷分第I卷 (选择题) 和第II卷（非选择题）两部分。满分150分，考试用时120分钟。
1. What time does Bill usually get up?
A. Around 7:00. B. Around 6:30. C. Around 6:00.
2. How will the woman pay for the toy?
A. In cash. B. By check. C. By credit card.
3. What does the man mean?
A. The woman can’t leave early.
B. He’ll pick up the woman’s parents.
C. Mr. Black won’t come at 4 o’clock.
4. Where is Peter now?
A. In an office. B. At a restaurant. C. At home.
5. What is the man going to do first?
A. Watch a movie. B. Do some shopping. C. Meet his teacher.
6. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. The coming party. B. The house owner. C. The housing conditions.
7. What was wrong with the house yesterday?
A. Its pipe needed replacing.
B. Its electricity went off.
C. Its light was broken.
8. What is the date today?
A. January 1st. B. December 24th. C. December 25th.
9. What will the speakers do next?
A. Buy gifts. B. Walk in the park. C. Attend a party.
10. What does the man say about the girl’s mother?
A. She is hard to please. B. She needs a new hat. C. She doesn’t like chocolates.
11. What does the man usually do first after breakfast?
A. He goes to the studio. B. He does some exercise. C. He sees films.
12. What is the man?
A. An actor. B. A teacher. C. A reporter.
13. How does the man spend his weekend?
A. Reading books. B. Attending parties. C. Doing some shopping.
14. Why does Betty make the call?
A. To have a personal talk.
B. To apply for a job at IBM.
C. To make an appointment.
15. What should Betty do to finish the voice message?
A. Press 0. B. Press 1. C. Press 2.
16. When will Betty be available to answer the call?
A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon. C. In the evening.
17. What is the exhibition about this year?
A. Star posters. B. Railway posters. C. Holiday posters.
18. How long will the exhibition last a day?
A. 7 hours. B. 6 hours. C. 5 hours.
19. What’s the special feature at the Arts Center?
A. Alan Brown’s new film.
B. Alan Brown’s stage play.
C. Alan Brown’s art exhibition.
20. Where can people make reservations for Detective in the Shadows?
A. At Town Hall. B. At the Tourist Center. C. At the Arts Center Cinema.
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21.Which species in the zoo has reached the world’s largest number?
A. Piranha B. Giant catfish
C. Sand tiger sharks D. Humboldt penguins
22.Which of the following is necessary for entry?
A. A basic pass. B. A combo ticket.
C. A VIP line buster. D. A government ID card.
23. When can you visit Dubai Aquarium & underwater Zoo?
A. At 11:00 am on Wednesday. B. At 3:00 pm on Thursday.
C. At 5:00 pm on Saturday. D. At 9:00 am on Tuesday.
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
Teenagers around the world can be happy with the news that the brain will ignore parents’ order when they tap on their smartphones. A new scientific study from the University College London has shown that humans may temporarily go deaf when they’re focusing on something visual at the same time.
The researchers played the normal-volume sounds in the background. And 13 volunteers experienced inattentional deafness as their visual tasks became increasingly difficult. “We found that when volunteers were performing the demanding visual task, they were unable to hear sounds that they would normally hear,” Maria Chait said in a statement. “The brain scans showed that people didn’t filter out the sounds on purpose. They were not actually hearing them in the first place.”
The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that the centre of sights and the center of sounds share limited resources. Inattentional deafness is a common everyday experience and the study explains why, according to UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Nili Lavie.
If you try to talk to someone focusing on a book, game, or television program and don’t receive a response, they aren’t necessarily ignoring you. They simply might not hear you at all. This could also explain why you might not hear your bus or train stop being announced if you’re absorbed in your phone, book or newspaper. However, some loud sounds will still be able to break through.
Some situations could become potentially dangerous when the quieter ones go unheard. As you can imagine, in the operating room, when a doctor concentrates on his work, he might not hear the equipment beeping. It also applies to drivers who concentrate on complex directions. Fortunately, experts have given us some useful tips on preventing such situations.
28. What has the University College London found?
A. Teenagers like to play visual games.
B. Smartphones have a good effect on ears.
C. Teachers don’t allow students to use phones.
D. People can’t hear well while using their eyes.．
29. What’s the attitude of Nili Lavie to the study?
A. Doubtful. B. Negative. C. Approving D. Critical
30. What will you most probably hear if you are concentrating on a book?
A. Fire alarms. B. Words from the TV.
C. What your parents say to you. D. Announcement in the station.
31. What will the author probably talk about in the next paragraph?
A. How to become a good driver.
B. How to help improve hearing.
C. Situations related to deafness.
D. Advice for people with visual tasks.
Have you ever been faced with trying to stay positive when others around you are negative? A negative person can bring you down and throw your positive plans out of the window. Whether you deal with a family member, friend or co-worker who is negative, there are things you can do to remain positive in the face of negativity?
Whatever you do, don’t argue with a negative person. Arguing only adds fuel to the fire. I have noticed when my children are crabby, it is best to avoid trying to convince them to analyze and adjust their attitude. As soon as I take the approach of being in opposition to them, the situation gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes the best thing to do is remain silent and let negativity pass.
You know how difficult it can be to give love and positive attention to negative people. Unfortunately, that is often exactly what they need. A negative person is usually afraid he is unlovable. How do you show love when someone is negative? You must listen to what he is trying to tell you. Acknowledge the feelings he has by saying something like, “You sound very angry right now.” How might you help a negative person? Offer a hug even if you get rejected. A negative person often has difficulty accepting love from others.
If you have negative people on your life who are affecting your mental and physical health, you need to decide whether or not you want these people in your life. Some people are so negative that you have no other choice but to remove them from your life. However, some people, such as your children, are difficult to remove from your life, in this case, professional counseling(咨询) may be the answer.
32. What does the underlined word “crabby” in Para.2 mean?
A. Quite excited. B. Very lonely.
C. Easily annoyed. D. Highly optimistic.
33. What’s the main idea of Para.3?
A. Negative people need care.
B. Negative people make us happy..
C. Negative people can be hurt easily.
D. Negative people are hard to get along with.
34. What does the author suggest doing?
A. Focusing on positive things.
B. Trying to change negative thoughts.
C. Controlling our own negative thoughts.
D. Staying away from some negative people.
35. In which section of a magazine can we most probably read the text?
A. Health B. Relationships
C. Lifestyles D. Entertainment.
If you need to interview someone for an article but you have never interviewed before, it can be frightening. Here are some tips for preparing for and conducting a successful interview.
36 If the person is a known author or speaker, take the time to read or listened to his/her work, or at least get familiar with his/her most recent or most important work. If the interview will cover events, review whatever is known publicly about those events..
Being a recording device(录音设备). You can use your phone or an audio recorder. In this way you needn’t struggle to write things down. 37 And this will make it easier to include direct quotes when you start writing.
Remember to make it a conversation rather than a list of questions. Prepared questions are just a guideline. 38 . You can also try to ask your interviewee about his/her personal thoughts and reactions to events and people they deal with.
41. A. saved B. spotted C. teased D. exchanged
42. A. emergencies B. disasters C. statements D. punishment
43. A. assist B. inform C. confirm D. consider
44. A. repaired B. provided C. seized D. sponsored
45. A. struggling B. laughing C. quarreling D. trembling
46. A. supported B. directed C. prevented D. swallowed
47. A. Still B. Instead C. Therefore D. Indeed
48. A. explored B. noticed C. reached D. scanned
49. A. noises B. screams C. beliefs D. gestures
50. A. hiding B. counting C. beating D. carrying
51. A. disappear B. refresh C. exist D. strengthen
52. A. surprise B. regret C. panic D. doubt
53. A. presentation B. appreciation C. expectation D. contribution
54. A. stubborn B. desperate C. mysterious D. boring
55. A. gentle B. positive C. unpleasant D. aggressive
56. A. give in to B. live up to C. make up for D. put up with
57. A. judgement B. experience C. description D. application
58. A. comforted B. rescued C. transformed D. frightened
59. A. decision B. request C. prejudice D. commitment
60. A. rejecting B. representing C. remembering D. recognizing
Appropriate feedback(反馈) is also important. Feel free to say words that show you are listening, like “yeah” and “Mmmm”. 39 You can also give more facial feedback like smiling.
40 If the interviewee changes suddenly from one line of thought to another, lead them back to the area you are focusing on. Guide the interview but don’t keep interrupting with many questions.
A. Politely ask if you can interview them.
B. Do your homework before you pick up the phone.
C. Then you can focus all your attention on the interview.
D. Consider how all the questions can be asked in a short time.
E. Nodding your head can be an encouragement to the interviewee.
F. In order to get the information you need, you should guide the interview.
G. You can try to ask questions based on what they have said to you in previous responses.
I was working as a lifeguard at Tower 15 on Newport and two blocks to my right was another guard named Mike, working at Tower 17. He called me over the phone and said, “Hey, I have 41 two kids who are swimming in the dangerous zone. I have to give them a warning. Keep an eye on us.” I said “Sure.” In case of 42 , anytime we got out of our tower, we were supposed to 43 somebody else.
Mike hung up the phone and 44 the lifebuoy(救生圈). Then he realized that these two kids had been 45 and that there was a great tendency for them to be 46 by the wave. 47 , Mike rushed toward the ocean. I 48 the water and all I found was two small heads. The mother of the two kids knelt(跪) down on the beach with 49 .
When I dropped my binoculars(望远镜) and reached the mother, Mike was in waist-deep water, 50 the two kids. I turned to the mum and said, “Hey, it’s OK. They are safe.” I saw the terror started to 51 . Then she glanced back and got her first good look at Mike. A new kind of 52 washed over her face as though there was another threat to her kids’ lives. She snatch(抢) her kids without 53 .
Mike had some seemingly 54 behavior, and his shaved head showed a scar(伤疤). Maybe he had no 55 manners, but his lifesaving ability 56 his unsatisfactory skills in PR(public relation). In the mother’s 57 , Mike was a really terrible guy. However, that couldn’t change the fact that he had just 58 her kids.
Mike just glanced at me and smiled. As I jogged back to my tower, I promised myself I’d never let my own 59 prevent me from 60 a hero when I meet one.
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.
71. The book left a deep ______________(印象) on us.
72. If only I had _____________(应用) myself to studying English in my high school.
73. She ___________（溜进）into the room not wanting to wake up the baby.
74. ______________(采纳)this method, you can solve the problem in a shorter time.
75. I bought my wife a beautiful watch ________________（担保）for three years.
76. I was a__________________ of not helping with your report.
77. It’s t_________________ of her to help friends in trouble.
78. After several operations, the teenager e______________ recovered.
79. In s________ of the risk of losing life, he dived into water to save the drowning boy.
80. I am greatly honored to welcome everyone here on b_________ of our school.
第四部分 写作 （共两节，满分30分）
I went on a trip to Thailand during the winter holiday, that was wonderful because I tried something I have never experienced before. One morning when we were walking along the beach, enjoyed sunshine, someone strongly advised that we went water skiing. However, we didn’t dare to face the challenge because that seemed dangerous to do it. My friends all encouraged me, so I finally joined in them. At last, I couldn’t stop screaming in fright. Later I felt that it was an amazement filling with fun. From an experience I learned that we should be brave enough to try something new. Only in this way we find a better self to meet any challenge.
第二节 书面表达 （满分20分）
假定你是李华， 正在你校做交换生的英国好友Bruce 发邮件说他打算参加你校“Chinese Art”兴趣小组，有两门课程可以选择：剪纸(paper-cutting) 和京剧 (Beijing Opera)，希望你能给些建议。请你给他回一封邮件，内容包括：
听力： 1—5 CBAAC 6—10 BABAC 11—15 BAACA 16—20 ABABB
阅读：21-23：CDA 24-27：DCAB 28-31 DCAD 32-35 CADB 36-40 BCGEF
完形： BABCA DCDBD ACBDA CABCD
61. causing 62. So 63. to blame 64. deadly 65. suggestions
66. who/that 67. tested 68. convenience 69. It 70. had been made
71. impression 72. applied 73. slid 74. Adopting 75. guaranteed
76. ashamed 77. typical 78. eventually 79. spite 80. behalf
I went on a trip to Thailand during the winter holiday, that was wonderful because I tried
something I have never experienced before. One morning when we were walking along the
beach, enjoyed sunshine, someone strongly advised that we went water skiing. However, we
enjoying go I
didn’t dare to face the challenge because that seemed dangerous to do it. My friends all
encouraged me, so I finally joined in them. At last, I couldn’t stop screaming in fright. Later I felt
that it was an amazement filling with fun. From an experience I learned that we should be brave
enough to try something new. Only in this way we find a better self to meet any challenge.
Glad to hear you want to join the interest group of Chinese Art. I’d like to give you some advice.
Of the two subjects covered, both are highly recommended. Personally, I prefer Beijing Opera, one of the most popular Chinese traditional arts. In recent years, more and more foreigners have begun to learn about Beijing Opera, through which they can learn much about Chinese history. Moreover, the costumes and the facial makeup will amaze you. Besides, I like Beijing Opera and I have taken part in many competitions, making it possible for me to help you. That’s why I think Beijing Opera would be a better choice.
Hope you’ll fall in love with Beijing Opera.
Glad to hear you want to join the interest group of Chinese Art. I’d like to give you some advice.
Personally, I prefer paper-cutting, one of China’s folk arts with a long history. By the Song Dynasty, it had become an important part of everyday life. You can learn much about Chinese culture on history by learning paper-cutting. Moreover, you can improve your taste in art and your drawing ability. Besides, my grandma is a good at paper-cutting and she would be willing to help teach you. That’s why I think paper-cutting would be a better choice.
Hope you’ll fall in love with paper-cutting
W: What time do you usually get up, Bill?
M: Around six. But these days I’m not feeling very well, so I get up at half past six, even as late as seven or eight.
W: The toy is lovely. I’ll take it.
M: Are you paying in cash?
W: No. I will pay by check if it’s OK.
M: Of course. You can also pay by credit card if you like.
W: May I leave the office early today? I have to pick up my parents at the airport.
M: But you’re supposed to meet Mr. Black at 4 o’clock, aren’t you? Can’t you ask someone else to go to the airport?
W: Hello. This is Mary.
M: Hello, this is John speaking. Can I speak to your husband Peter?
W: Sorry, John, he is at work now. He will be home for lunch, though.
M: I have to go to Prof. Hudson’s office to discuss my thesis(论文). If time allows, I’d like to go to the movies with you when I come back.
W: I don’t think I can make it. I’m going shopping with Jane right now.
M: Hey, Susan, how’s it going?
W: Terrible. ⑥I’m really unhappy at Pat, the house owner. When I came home yesterday, the front door was wide open; the cat was hiding in the closet, and there was Pat. ⑦He came to change the pipe, but he didn’t even tell me that he was coming. He does this all the time. Last month, one day I was throwing a dinner party for eight people. When I went out for a minute to buy some wine, Pat came to repair the broken light in my bedroom. I nearly had a heart attack when I walked in and found him there.
M: At least he fixed the light.
W: But it’s terrible not knowing when Pat is going to show up.
W: Come on, Dad! ⑨The shops will be closed if we don’t hurry.
M: Don’t worry. ⑧The shops are open until midnight on Christmas Eve.
W: Yes, but it will take us a long time to find a car park. And it will be midnight before we choose a present for mother! Plus we don’t know what to buy for her, maybe a hat.
M: No, she has already had so many hats.
W: (10)Well, maybe a box of chocolates.
M: (10)But she never eats them. Anything else is OK. You know she will be satisfied with what you buy for her.
W: Thank you for taking some time off from your busy schedule to answer a few questions about your life!
M: It’s my pleasure.
W: Could you tell us about an average day in your life?
M: Sure, I get up early, at 7:00 in the morning. Then I have breakfast. (11)After breakfast, I go to the gym.
W: Are you studying anything now?
M: Yes, I’m watching a new film called The Man About Town.
W: What do you do in the afternoon?
M: First I have lunch, (12)then I go to the studio and shoot some scenes.
W: Which scene are you acting today?
M: (12)I’m acting a scene about an angry lover.
W: That’s very interesting. What do you do in the evening?
M: I usually take a walk outside after dinner and then spend some time remembering my lines.
W: How do you spend your weekend? Do you go shopping or go to parties a lot?
M: No. (13)I’d rather stay at home reading some books.
M: Hi, this is Gordon. I am not in the office at the moment. You have reached Gordon’s voicemail. If you are calling for an appointment, press 1. If you are calling from IBM, press 2. If you are making a personal call, press 3.
W: (14)I need an appointment, so I’ll press number 1.
M: You have chosen number 1, an appointment.
W: That is correct.
M: Welcome to the appointment section. If you want an appointment this week, press 1. If you want an appointment after this week, press 2.
W: I need an appointment this week, so I will press 1.
M: You have chosen an appointment for this week. After the beep, please leave a message including your name and contact information. (15)Press the key zero when you are finished.
W: Hello, I am Betty Kelly. I need an appointment to talk with you about the media contract. Call me at 410-555-1212. (16)And it will be convenient to answer the call between 9:00 to 12:00 in the morning. Thanks for your time.
M: Good morning, everyone. Here is the Entertainment Guide for this week. There is another exhibition of posters in Town Hall. (17)Last year it was early holiday posters; but this time the exhibition will be of railway posters. The exhibition opens on Monday. Admission is free, (18)and the exhibition is open from ten until five every day.
(19)There’s a special feature at the Arts Center this week. It’s the very first performance of a new play, The Rose Garden, by a local writer, Alan Brown. This is Alan’s first stage play, but many of you have enjoyed his films on television. The play will be on Saturday. Be sure to book your seats as soon as possible, if you have not done so yet.
There is also a film, Detective in the Shadows, being shown this Sunday at the Arts Center Cinema. (20)The place to go to make reservations is the Tourist Center. It is open from nine-thirty until four-thirty every day except Sunday and Monday. Also, you can book tickets on the Internet, just go to www.Artcentercinema.com.