（考试时间：120分钟 试卷满分：150分 试卷共10页）
第一节 (共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 分)
听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
例：How much is the shirt？
A.￡19.15. B.￡9.18. C.￡9.15.
1. What does the woman want to buy?
A. A white hat. B. A blue dress. C. A brown dress.
2. What are the speakers talking about?
A. Holiday plans. B. A part-time job. C. An evening class.
3. What is the man doing?
A. Doing his homework. B. Preparing for a test. C. Listening to the radio.
4. Why didn’t Marry have supper tonight?
A. She was very sick. B. She was very busy. C. She was very tired.
5. What will the weather probably be like this weekend?
A. Sunny. B. Rainy. C. Cloudy.
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题, 从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项, 并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前, 你将有时间阅读各个小题, 每小题5秒钟；听完后, 各个小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6. What did the man do today?
A. He went swimming. B. He worked on his book. C. He stayed in the hotel.
7. Where is the restaurant?
A. Near the man’s house. B. Behind the bank. C. Opposite a cafe.
8. What happened to the man?
A. He lost his job.
B. He argued with his manager.
C. He was late for work again.
9. What is the man’s wife most probably?
A. A housewife. B. An engineer. C. A doctor.
10. Where does the woman plan to go?
A. A mountain village. B. A seaside town . C. The grassland.
11. When does the woman plan to arrive?
A. On late Friday. B. On midday Saturday. C. On Saturday night.
12. What does the man remind the woman about at last?
A. The luggage. B. The traffic. C. The accommodation.
13.Why is the boy unhappy?
A. He lost some money. B. He dislikes his clothes. C. He failed his math test.
14. What does the girl advise the boy to do?
A. Ask his parents for help. B. Change his lifestyle. C. Find a part-time job.
15. What does the boy’s mother want him to do every night?
A. Stay at home. B. Study. C. Play outside.
16. What will the boy probably do?
A. Keep silent as always.
B. Argue with his mother.
C. Talk about his problem with his mother.
17. When did American scientists start to develop self-driving?
A. About 10 years ago. B. About 40 years ago. C. About 50 years ago.
18. What are on the top of the self-driving cars made by Google?
A. Cameras. B. Screens. C. Maps.
19. How many lives will be saved a year if 90% of vehicles are self-driving?
A. 12,000. B. 21,700. C. 100,000.
20. Why is it impossible for self-driving cars to be popular in the near future?
A. They always change. B. They are not safe. C. They cost too much.
第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节，满分40分)
Sharp Short Theatre
This competition offers students a rare experience of working in a professional theatre.
Now in its fourth year of providing an opportunity for new writers, directors and performers to exercise their creative ability, Sharp Short Theatre has fast become one of the most exciting parts of the Riverside year. All entries（参赛作品）perform in a heat and then the best pieces are invited to perform in the final, where students can be awarded prizes in four types including writing, performing, directing and overall.
Entries must be written and directed by students ( 18 years old and under ) and can be up to at most 10 minutes in time length. Entries must be handed in by a producer, for example a parent, teacher or responsible adult 18 years old or over.
Sharp Short Theatre is a youth arts pioneer focusing on encouraging the works of students in theatre. Its aim is to unearth and develop the young to be Australian theatre professionals.
So what are you waiting for? Get into the spirit and register（注册）now.
Students may hand in their plays for review by a professional playwright（剧作家）in the lead-up to this event.
Price：$30 per play.
Deadline（截止日期）：21 March, at 5 pm, 2018.
To register, click here to complete our online form (one form per entry).
Entries Close：11 April, at 5 pm.
Price：$15 per entry.
Dates & Times：
Heats: 21—24 May, at 7:30 pm.
Final: 8 June, at 7:30 pm.
Heats: Adult $18, kids under 18 $12.
Final: All tickets $20.
21. What is one requirement for the entries?
A. They should last about 18 minutes.
B. They must be handed in by kids themselves.
C. They should be created by kids of 18 or under.
D. They must be read by a playwright in advance.
22. When is the deadline for handing in the entries?
A. 21 March. B. 11 April. C. 24 May. D. 8 June.
23. What type of writing is this text?
A. A news report. B. A competition notice.
C. A travel guide. D. A personal diary.
In a big room on the second floor of the New York City Department of Sanitation’s East 99th Street garage, 63-year-old Manhattan native Nelson Molina was listening to a Frank Sinatra CD he found in the trash. “The Way You Look Tonight” was playing through a music player. In fact, the entire space was filled with items strangers threw away.“My family kept everything,”said Molina.“Nowadays, people throw it all away.” Molina, during his 34 years as a sanitation worker (环卫工人), gave these items a second life.
Molina grew up in a housing project with his parents and five other kids in the family and had a habit of picking up unused items at a young age. “My family was poor, so we didn’t get much for Christmas,” he said. “I’d go out to look for a toy for my sisters, maybe a truck for my brothers.” He kept his early morning habit secret from his friends, but not out of embarrassment: “I didn’t want the competition.”
On the job, Molina had his sixth sense for finding items.“I could tell, sometimes just by the sound, whether a bag was filled with bottles or a different kind of glass,” he said. He kept special finds on the truck, and then put them in out-of-the-way places in the sanitation garage. After almost 10 years, he began showing his discoveries.“It’s not a normal practice.”said NYC Department of Sanitation assistant chief Keith Mellis. Recently, a team of New York University students has taken on the task of cataloging (分类) the tens of thousands of objects, in hopes that the collection, which has hardly been open to the public, might one day be shown in an official sanitation museum.
24. Why did Molina go to the garage?
A. To listen to music. B. To clean the space.
C. To keep items he collected. D. To get items strangers threw away.
25. Molina was worried that if his friends knew his morning habits, they would .
A. stop him B. join in him
C. make fun of him D. take away his items
26. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. Molina had done something meaningful.
B. Molina had difficulty collecting the items.
C. Molina didn’t want to show his discoveries.
D. Molina planned to build a museum for unused items.
27. What’s the best title for the text?
A. Rich and Poor. B. Lost and Found.
C. A Different Garage. D. A Sanitation Worker’s Dream.
People have understood that kindness is good for the person who receives help. For example, when we give food to a hungry person, he is blessed. However, scientists have recently begun to study the effect kindness has on the person giving it. What they have found is that doing good is good for the doer. Acts of kindness can improve health, help a person reach goals and even add years to a person’s life.
The first study to show the connection between doing good and living a long life was a study on aging. Beginning in 1956, scientists studied a group of married mothers for 30 years. They thought the women with the most children would die first. But the number of children a woman had did not matter. Wealth did not matter. Education did not matter. What did matter was whether they volunteered. Women that volunteered had fewer diseases during their life.
Many other studies have found the same positive effects. Helping other people improves long-term health. The gains are the same for men, women, old people and the young. Those who volunteered had fewer serious diseases than those who did not volunteer. This included diseases such as heart attack, cancer and stroke.
Scientists are researching many possible causes. One possible cause is an increase in antibodies (抗体), which help fight against disease. One study showed the body produces more antibodies after an act of kindness. This increase in antibodies can last nearly an hour after one act of kindness is finished.
Another one is an increase in a chemical that fights the effects of stress from life. Scientists have found a link between being kind to people and an increase in the chemical oxytocin. Oxytocin is a chemical produced in the brain. It reduces many of the harmful chemicals the body produces under stress.
28. What did the study in Paragraph 2 show?
A. Diseases age people fast. B. Doing good is good for one’s health.
C. Women with more kids die earlier. D. A long marriage leads to a long life.
29. What can we infer about antibodies from Paragraph 4?
A. More antibodies may not be good. B. They help people reduce pressure.
C. They increase with one’s kind acts. D. The more antibodies, the more oxytocin.
30. How does the author develop the last two paragraphs?
A. By explaining the causes. B. By making comparisons.
C. By introducing a method. D. By describing a chemical.
31. What’s the main idea of the text?
A. Everyone needs to be cared for. B. Happiness is connected with kindness.
C. Try your best to help someone in need. D. Helping others means helping yourself.
Outside, it’s a cold winter’s day. Inside a large shopping center, people are hanging around. But then, without warning, a pop song starts to play loudly. A teenager boy walks lazily to the center of the open space, and dances crazily to the music. He’s joined by two of his friends, then some of the old people. Within the space of a few seconds, more than sixty people are dancing to the music — all in time and all in step. At first, onlookers are baffled, then they start smiling and clapping. They now know what they’re seeing: a flash mob (快闪).
According to Wikipedia, the term “flash mob” was created by Bill Wasik, an editor at Harper’s Magazine, in 2003. Within a year, the phrase had entered the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Since then, hundreds — possibly thousands — of flash mobs have been carried out around the world, in almost every kind of public space imaginable!
Each flash mob has its own style, but most flash mobs follow a similar formula (方案). Often, the organizers search for willing participants using social media. Instructions and dance moves are given through email or video download. There are usually several rehearsals (排练) before the big day.
While it’s happening, a few lucky passers-by watch it live. Most people who watch it, however, will see it later online. Some of the most popular flash mobs on YouTube have been watched more than 10 million times. A famous example is MP3 Experiment Eight, a flash mob that took place in New York City in July 2011 with over 3,500 participants. This event differed from normal flash mobs in that much of it was completely silent — and there were no rehearsals.
Flash mobs provide the participants, onlookers and online viewers with a lot of enjoyment and pleasure. For this reason alone, they’re a modern, popular art form that should be celebrated.
32. What does the underlined word “baffled” in Paragraph 1 mean?
A. Excited. B. Puzzled. C. Satisfied. D. Disappointed.
33. Why does the author mention the Concise Oxford English Dictionary?
A. To argue against Bill Wasik. B. To compare it with Wikipedia.
C. To explain the meaning of “flash mob”. D. To show the rapid development of flash mobs.
34. What is special about MP3 Experiment Eight?
A. It was played online. B. It was the earliest flash mob.
C. It was played with no sound. D. It was most accepted by the audience.
35. What is the author’s opinion on flash mobs?
A. Supportive. B. Hopeless. C. Uncaring. D. Doubtful.
The coffee story
Kaldi was tired but he couldn’t sleep. His goats were awake and very noisy. “Why can’t they sleep?”Kaldi thought. 36 They were eating some green plants with little red fruits on them. Kaldi decided to taste the fruits. He ate the soft part of each fruit and the hard things in the centre. 37 He was not tired. He felt more awake and did not want to sleep.
Those hard things were coffee beans, and Kaldi discovered them in Ethiopia more than 1,000 years ago. 38 Perhaps it is true, perhaps not. Nobody knows. But we know that coffee grew first in Ethiopia, and we know that somebody discovered it there more than 1,000 years ago.
39 Arab farmers began to grow coffee plants. People learnt to make a drink from the beans, and they called it qahwa.
For 400 years, only the Arabs knew about qahwa. Then people in Turkey learnt about it. Soon after that, western Europeans began to drink it, and in 1652 the first coffee shop in London opened.
40 Some famous coffee-growing countries are Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and, of course, Ethiopia Coffee is one of the world’s favourite drinks thanks to Kaldi and his goats.
A. At least that’s the traditional story.
B. After a minute he began to feel different.
C. Many Arab farmers grew coffee to make money.
D. Now farmers grow coffee in many parts of the world.
E. Coffee was such an important drink during that time period.
F. He couldn’t understand the problem so he watched the animals carefully.
G. After that, Arab travelers took coffee plants to Egypt and other Arab countries.
第一节 完形填空（共20小题;每小题1.5分, 满分30分）
Haus was a godsend to the DaLuca family in Florida. When the dog arrived, their daughter Molly and he became best friends in no time. 41 Molly was around, Haus was always by her side. In fact, the family said his sweet 42 made him a “fan favorite” around the neighborhood.
One day, Molly was in the backyard playing, and 43 , Haus was right by her side. Then, suddenly, Molly’s grandma saw Haus jumping forward frantically (发狂似地) at a(n) 44 snake.
When the snake 45 its way over to the pair, Haus put himself between Molly and the snake. After the first bite, many dogs would have 46 . But Haus stood his ground. Bite after bite, he 47 the tiny human he loved so much.
Grandma put Molly and Haus into the car and 48 the brave dog to the vet immediately. It 49 that the snake bit Haus three times, and he had blood pouring from his leg.
At the animal hospital, Haus went downhill 50 . His body had so much venom (毒液) inside that he couldn’t even raise his head. For a time, it was 51 whether or not Haus would pull through. 52 though, he did!
In addition to the antivenom, vets also 53 muscle damage to Haus’ leg. The treatments and week-long stay were 54 . But people from all across the country 55 the furry hero, donating more than $52,000 to 56 his medical bills.
Molly prayed for her 4-legged best friend, and to her 57 , Haus made a full 58 ! Haus really proved his deep 59 for this family when he protected Molly from a(n) 60 that most certainly would have been deadly!
41. A. Whether B. Whenever C. Though D. Unless
42. A. nature B. dream C. guidance D. life
43. A. by chance B. above all C. in return D. as usual
44. A. artificial B. deadly C. similar D. friendly
45. A. forgot B. marked C. made D. lost
46. A. calmed B. survived C. escaped D. helped
47. A. appreciated B. begged C. persuaded D. protected
48. A. rushed B. invited C. forced D. introduced
49. A. ran out B. worked out C. turned out D. proved out
50. A. instead B. again C. normally D. quickly
51. A. unimportant B. unclear C. unnecessary D. unpleasant
52. A. Obviously B. Naturally C. Thankfully D. Undoubtedly
53. A. repaired B. hid C. described D. recognized
54. A. free B. effective C. painful D. expensive
55. A. inspected B. respected C. trusted D. changed
56. A. cover B. reduce C. get D. avoid
57. A. glory B. mercy C. request D. relief
58. A. recovery B. journey C. explanation D. examination
59. A. hope B. love C. pride D. regret
60. A. charge B. mistake C. attack D. medicine
Sneezing（打喷嚏） is one way the body protects itself from 61 (sick). Your brain
62 (signal) you to sneeze. Then your eyes close and—achoo! —germs (细菌) 63
(shoot) out of your nose.
One sneeze can put as many as 40,000 droplets of saliva (唾液) and mucus (黏液) into the air. And those droplets travel up to 100 miles per hour, 64 (fast) than cars on the freeway.
Here in the US, we say “bless you” when someone sneezes. The same goes for a number of other 65 (country), including Wales and France. But 66 general it’s more common 67 (connect) to health than to give blessings. In China, you say, “May you live 100 years!” In Germany, it’s simply, “Health!”
68 do we wish sneezers well? The custom may date back to 69 ancient belief. It is said that evil (邪恶的) spirits went out of our bodies during a sneeze — and that these spirits then try to get back in.
Your nose can produce up to 32 ounces of mucus every day. That’s enough mucus to fill more than two soda cans.
Mucus is 70 (usual) clear. If it’s green, yellow, or brown, then you might want to see a doctor.
I went to my friend Jema’s house today. I often visited her on the weekend. Sometimes we swim in the pool or play the tennis together. It was raining today, so we couldn’t do those thing. “Let’s watching a movie,” Jema suggested. “You’re my guest, Katy, so you can pick the very one which suits you.” I finally picked a movie called Dance of Joy. The movie were about a girl called Susan who liked to dance. I told Jema she loved the movie. She laughed and said she had found it complete boring. She had only kept watching it because my enjoying it so much. I felt a little bad about that, and it’s nice to have a good friend like Jema.
参考词汇： 家庭团聚 a family reunion 烟花 firework 剪纸 paper-cutting
听力：1-5 AACBB 6-10 BCACB 11-15AABCA 16-20 CBABC
阅读：21-23 CBB 24-27 CBAB 28-31 BCAD 32-35 BDCA 36-40 FBAGD
完形：41-45 BADBC 46-50 CDACD 51-55 BCADB 56-60 ADABC
61. sickness 62. signals 63. are shot 64. faster 65. countries
66. in 67. to be connected 68. Why 69. an 70. usually
71. visited改为 visit 72. play the tennis去掉the
73. thing改为 things 74. watching改为watch
75. which改为 that 76. were改为 was
77. she 改为I 78. complete改为completely
79. because 后面加 of 80. and 改为but
Dear Mr. Johnson,
On hearing that you are scheduled to celebrate the Spring Festival in China this year, I’m more than honored to have you enjoy our New Year’s Eve together.
As the most important festival in China, the Spring Festival is celebrated to say goodbye to the old and greet the new. During the festival, people, immersed in the warm and charming atmosphere, will have many a way to celebrate it, such as having a family reunion to experience the enjoyment of a big dinner, setting off fireworks to welcome its coming and so on. In addition, chances are that you can taste the fun of the traditional paper- cutting, which expresses people’s longing for a better life.
I would appreciate it if you could accept my invitation. Best wishes for a happy Spring Festival in China. Looking forward to your early reply.
M: What can I do for you, Miss Brown?
W: I want to buy a white hat to match my blue dress.
W: I’m going to work a part-time job over the Christmas break and earn some money. How about you?
M: I’m going to take an evening class this Christmas so I can graduate sooner.
W: Can’t you see that I’m doing my homework? I have a test tomorrow.
M: I’m so sorry. I will turn down the radio right now.
M: Marry didn’t have supper this evening. Is she ill?
W: No. She has a lot of work to do tonight. She said she would eat something after she finished, no matter how tired she was.
M: It’s good to see the sun again, isn’t it?
W: Yes. It’s wonderful to have this sunshine after a whole week of rain.
M: But did you hear the weatherman say that it’s going to rain again this weekend?
W: What a pity. I’d planned to go camping then.
M: Hi, Alice. It’s Danny. What would you like to do tomorrow morning, stay in the hotel or go out?
W: I want to go swimming, but you needn’t go with me. You must be completely tired after working on your book the whole day today.
M: I really am. Why don’t I meet you for lunch tomorrow then? There is a new restaurant next to the People’s Bank, just across the street from the cafe we often go to. Do you think you can find your way there?
W: Come on! It’s not my first time to visit Beijing. I will meet you there tomorrow at 12 o’clock.
M: Ok. See you then.
W: Hi, Jack! Why are you so upset?
M: My manager told me that I was fired this morning. I was late too much. But it’s really a long drive from my new house to the company. Above all, it’s the first time I have been late for work.
W: I’m so sorry to hear that. Why did you move so far away?
M: The rent there is cheaper, and my wife works in the hospital nearby.
W: Don’t worry. There will be a lot of new jobs for you. My brother’s company always needs engineers. You might try getting a job there.
M: Thank you. That’s very kind of you.
M: When do you want to leave for that seaside town, Martha?
W: I’m not sure yet, but maybe we should leave on Friday after work. It’s a long drive, but I’d rather get there late Friday than midday Saturday. We have three days’ office time after all.
M: How long is it?
W: Five or six hours.
M: You leave at 4:30 right after work. And you will be there around 9:00or10:00.
W: I suppose so. And we could still have a good night’s sleep.
M: What are you going to take? You don’t think it’s going to be a bit cold at night at the seaside?
W: Maybe. I’m going to take a sweater or a light coat, just in case.
M: Hope you have a wonderful time there.
W: You look unhappy. What’s wrong?
M: Oh… My clothes are out of style. They don’t fit me. I don’t look cool.
W: Maybe you should buy some new clothes.
M: Yes. But I don’t have enough money.
W: You can find a part-time job in the evenings.
M: I can’t. My mother wants me to stay at home every night. I argued with her about it.
W: Argued with your mother? Oh, I am surprised at you. You shouldn’t argue with her. You should talk about your problem.
M: OK. That’s a good idea. Thank you.
People often wonder what cars will be like in the future. Maybe some day we’ll sit in a car which can drive itself!
About 40 years ago, scientists from the US started to develop self-driving cars. Recently, the most famous one was made by Google in 2009, with cameras on the top. The cameras make it possible for the computer in the car to draw a 3D map of the environment. Chinese scientists have also successfully developed a self-driving car. The car made a trip from Changsha to Wuhan.
Is a self-driving car safe? A recent study shows that robots make safer drivers than humans. If 10% cars on the street are self-driving, they will save 1,000 lives every day. If 90% of vehicles are self-driving, 21,700 lives will be saved a year. However, a self-driving car is very expensive, just one car costs about $100,000. It is impossible that it will be very popular in the near future. However, it is certain that cars will become better and better in the future!