1. What color dress does the man suggest?
A. Blue. B. Pink. C. Green.
2. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a bookshop. B. In a bank. C. On a street.
3. What does the woman say about Professor Johnson?
A. His lectures are humorous. B. He is quiet. C. He is not strict.
4. When does the regular train usually leave for London?
A. At 5:15 pm. B. At 4:50 pm. C. At 2:30 pm.
5. What happened to the woman?
A. She was ill. B. She failed a test. C. She lost her job.
6. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Find a place of interest to travel. B. Think of a subject for her writing.
C. Introduce a book by Eric Hansen.
7. Why is the man unwilling to help the woman at first?
A. He knows little about her interest. B. He’s not interested in the book.
C. He has his own work to do.
8. What has the boy been engaged in?
A. Preparing for exams. B. Writing an article. C. Preparing a report.
9. What will the boy do this evening?
A. Go to a party. B. Go on working. C. Watch a film.
10. When did the man live in the city?
A. Five years ago. B. Three years ago. C. Two years ago.
11. Why did the man go to the countryside?
A. He was always looking forward to the life there.
B. He failed in looking for a job in the city.
C. His company moved there.
12. How does the man feel about his present life?
A. Boring. B. Disappointing. C. Satisfying.
13. What does the man want to do?
A. Have a rest for a while. B. Book a room for two nights.
C. Have a seat in the hall.
14. What is happening while the two speakers are talking?
A. A man is checking out of the hotel. B. The porter is bringing in the man’s luggage.
C. The woman is helping at the check-out desk.
15. Which telephone can the man use?
A. The phone in the hall. B. The phone at the business center.
C. The phone on the woman’s desk.
16. What service does the man ask about at the end?
A. Free breakfast. B. Wake-up service. C. Do not disturb.
17. What was the speaker like five years ago?
A. He didn’t like talking too much. B. He spent much time outside.
C. He rarely watched TV.
18. What made the speaker start exercising?
A. His terrible shape. B. His friend’s encouragement.
C. His poor health.
19. What did the speaker start doing a year and a half ago?
A. Swimming. B. Playing tennis. C. Climbing mountains.
20. What do we know about the speaker?
A. He is still out of shape. B. He has bad habits. C. He has changed a lot.
Visit Chicago Children's Museum
This museum offers plenty of fun hands-on activities for kids. However, this is one of the few Chicago museums not "fun for the whole family" as adults and older kids will be bored to tears.
Address: 700 East Grand Ave. (Navy Pier), Chicago
Phone: 312- 527-1000
CTA bus lines # 29 (State Street ), #65 (Grand Avenue), and # 66( Chicago Avenue) all serve Navy Pier.
? Monday through Thursday: $ 20
? Friday through Sunday: $ 24
? Holidays: $ 24
? Weekdays: 10 am- 5 pm
? Weekends: 10 am- 8 pm
?Seniors (65+): $11
?Children (under 5): free
Located at one of Chicago's top tourist attractions, Navy Pier, the museum offers three floors of activities for kids, including:
?Play It Safe--all about home safety
?Inventing Lab--provides parts and instructions for creating things
?Kids Town--a playroom recreating a Chicago neighborhood where kids can pretend to do things like shopping for groceries and driving a CTA bus
?Climbing Schooner--a three-floor climbing building
?My Museum--kids get to create various pieces of art that are "all about me"
?Skyline--kids learn about skyscrapers and design their own buildings
?Tree House Trails--a play area designed like a forest
?Waterways--water activities showing how pumps and dams work
21. How much will John (10), his parents (40) and sister (6) pay if they drive to the museum at 2 pm on Monday?
A. $ 36. B. $48. C. $ 56. D. $ 68.
22. Kids who are fond of creating works of art should choose __________.
A. Play It Safe B. Inventing Lab C. My Museum D. Skyline
23. If you go to Kids Town, you can __________.
A. go on a short trip to a forest B. buy some gifts for your friends
C. know more about pumps and dams D. experience Chicago neighborhood life
24. What can we know about Chicago Children's Museum?
A. It is a three-floor building. B. It is not fit for adults or older kids.
C. It is the most popular museum in Chicago.
D. It is one of Chicago's top tourist attractions.
The British are known for their sense of humour. However, it is often difficult for foreigners to understand their jokes. The main point to remember is that the British often use understatement.
Understatement means saying less than you think or feel. For example, if someone gets very wet in a shower of rain, he might say, "It's a little damp(潮湿的)outside.”Or, if someone is very impolite and shouts at another person, someone else might say, "She isn't exactly friendly." Understatement is often used in unpleasant situation or to make another person look silly. Understatement plays an important part in British humour.
Another key to understanding British humour is that the British like to make fun of themselves as well as others. They often laugh about the silly and unpleasant things that happen to our everyday life when someone accidentally falls over in the street. They also like to make jokes about people from different classes of society. They like to make jokes about their accents, the way they dress and the way they behave. What's more, the British love to watch comedies about people who do not know how to behave in society. The comedy series Mr. Bean is a good example of this kind of humour. Mr. Bean is the character created by British actor Rowan Atkinson in 1990.
Mr. Bean doesn't talk often, and instead he uses his body movements and facial expressions to make people laugh. Perhaps what makes Mr. Bean so funny is that he does things that adults in the real world cannot do. Mr. Bean is popular in many countries around the world because you do not have to speak English to understand the humour. Because of this, many people have become familiar with the British sense of humour.
25. Why is it difficult for foreigners to understand British jokes?
A. The British often enlarge the fact.
B. British jokes are connected with many different cultures.
C. The British try to make out that something is less important than it is.
D. British jokes are not as funny as jokes in other countries.
26. The author explains understatement by__________.
A. using examples B. making comparisons
C. following time order D. describing a process
27. Mr. Bean makes people laugh by__________.
A. telling funny stories B. making jokes about others' accents
C. copying how others behave
D. using his body movements and facial expressions
28. What can be the best title for the text?
A. British Humour in Comedy B. Humour in Different Cultures
C. Developing Your Sense of Humour D. Understanding British Humour
How often do you exercise? A new study found that most kids aged 12 to 15 weren't getting enough physical activity. The results were based on about 800 kids. As part of the study, the kids tracked and reported on their own activity levels, and took physical exams.
U. S. fitness guidelines suggest an hour or more of physical activity every day. According to the study, only 1in 4 U.S. kids get enough physical activity.
"It's certainly worrying to see that our kids have such a limited amount of physical activity each day,” said Dr. Stephen Pont. He is an expert on children's health.
Few kids in the study met the guidelines on physical activity that raises the heart rate and makes people breathe harder. Overall, about 25% said they got an hour of that kind of exercise every day. Kids also reported on which activities they did most often outside of school gym class--basketball for boys and running for girls.
The study found that fat teenagers were less active than normal-weight girls and boys. Fat girls were slightly less active than normal-weight girls, but levels were similar among overweight and normal-weight boys. The study also said that the percent of fat children aged 2 to 19 was 17%, or about 12.5 million kids.
"There's always room for improvement," said Tala Fakhouri, who was the leader of the study. She also said the results provide useful information to help with fitness campaigns such as Let's Move, which was initiated by Michelle Obama in 2010. To inspire kids to eat right and get in shape, Michelle visits schools and holds exercise events. She also calls on schools to offer regular gym classes.
The study also found kids who get physical education at school may get better grades.
29. What is the result of the new study?
A. 800 kids don't get enough physical activity.
B. Most U.S. kids don't get enough exercise.
C. Kids should get physical activity every day.
D. It's important to take physical exams.
30. Which of the following sports do girls like best?
A. Swimming. B. Basketball. C. Running. D. Gym.
31. What's the purpose of the campaign Let's Move?
A. To help kids to keep fit. B. To provide useful information.
C. To offer regular gym classes. D. To hold exercise events.
32. According to the study children with enough exercise may__________.
A. be less active than fat children B. be more willing to help others
C. do better in their studies D. try their best to get in shape
How's your happiness quotient (指数) ? Science tells us that if you want to increase your "happiness quotient" every day, it's important to take time and accept the present blessings (恩赐) in your life.
I wanted to share a moment of feeling about some of my blessings and what's in my life to be grateful for as Thanksgiving approaches.
One of our family traditions at our Thanksgiving meal is to go around the table and to let each one share something we're especially thankful for.
I'm going to recite lots of things, including that I'm grateful for my health, my loving husband, and the wonderful relationship we share. My husband joins me for 3-mile walk to start our day. The exercise habit keeps our moods in check and the ups and downs of life easier to manage. We talk as we walk, sharing ideas, worries and good feelings too. Sometimes we argue a little until we figure out what to do. We always come up with something. What a blessing that is!
It is so much to be grateful for. I feel I am the luckiest woman alive. It's my wish for you that you'll be able to spot something in your life. I hope yet you will savor (体味) and appreciate it.
Many of us spend the holiday with our aging parents or other loved ones. In my work at AgthgParents. com, we just reminded everyone that you never know if there will be another Thanksgiving with these loved ones. We can't take the day for granted. Just be in the moment. We suggest that you verbally give thanks to your parents, no matter what conditions your aging parents may be in now. Do what you can to be tuned in to what you need as well as what your family needs.
33. What’s the best title for the text?
A. Why I'm so lucky? B. How I spend my Thanksgiving Day?
C. How to increase happiness quotient? D. What is happiness quotient?
34. The underlined word "spot" in Paragraph 5 can be replaced by "__________".
A. create B. discover C. do D. affect
35. From the author's experiences we can infer that __________.
A. she lives a happy life B. she should thank everyone
C. she had an unfortunate life D. she likes staying with the old
How to Fight Laziness?
Lazy people will never gain anything in life. However, laziness can be defeated once a few changes have been made in your mind. 36 . Many people lack sleep constantly, since they stay up too late and get up too early to prepare for work. These people have little motivation(动力) once they arrive home. Laziness works hand in hand with a lack of motivation and a tendency(趋势) to put off things. By adjusting your sleep schedule to provide a few more hours of meaningful rest, you can fight laziness throughout the day.
Another way to fight laziness is to change your mind from passive to active. Some people treat their lives as if they were pushed from task to task. Others take a more positive approach, viewing each task as a challenge they must overcome alone. 37 .
Some people fight laziness by removing the temptations(诱惑) that surround them. A television in the living room may provide entertainment, but watching too much TV often contributes to laziness. 38 . Complete a few tasks and reward(回报)yourself with what you enjoy, such as a good dinner or a film.
Laziness can also be a lasting problem at home. Couples and children may all have different energy levels, but laziness can be spread if not dealt with immediately. 39 . Be the first to collect and wash dishes after a meal. Others at home may finally follow your example and perform their own tasks. It is difficult to practice laziness when you are surrounded by motivated people.
40 . Enough exercise and a balanced diet can help you to develop a healthy lifestyle, thus enabling you to have more energy and help lift your spirits.
A. Knowing how to fight laziness is important.
B. One way to fight laziness is to get enough sleep.
C. Laziness sets in when you no longer feel in charge of your own life.
D. To fight family laziness, set an example.
E. With strong determination, you will be able to achieve your goal.
F. Create a reward system for yourself, just as parents do for a child.
G. Finally, taking exercise regularly can help you fight laziness.
第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节， 满分45分)
Not long before, my daughter's shoes were scratched (划破) with a knife. She burst into tears. I took them to the shoemaker's.
The young apprentice(学徒) glanced at the 41 and said, "Nothing I can do except 42 the upper.” His master looked at them and said, “If you 43 me, I will add more scratches on both the shoes."
I was 44 and asked why.
He explained, “As if the opening were made 45 for a special style."
I didn't fully understand him, 46 I decided to leave the shoes.
Two days later I dropped by from work to 47 the shoes. I found more scratches on each shoe; all the openings were patched (缝补)by soft red leather; the stitches (针脚) were twisted with the appearance looking more 48 and interesting than ever. I couldn't help praising the master's 49 .
Another time, my sister's blouse was torn, leaving a large opening. My wife checked it 50 , and then said, "Let me take it home and 51 it."
Three days later, seeing it again, I was greatly 52 : all the torn parts took on a look of ice crystal (水晶); attached to it was a snowman made of flowery rags. I sighed with 53 , "It's amazing!"
"I was 54 by that shoemaker. Patches are considered to be 55 , but a skillful craftsman (工匠) can make it take on a kind of 56 .”replied my wife.
Her words inspired(启发) me more: perfection is impossible to achieve in 57 ; patches appear in the 58 of injury, disability or disease. Since you can't change the existence of wound, you should not 59 people's sympathy(同情)by disclosing the wound, which is meaningless. Just sew(缝)the 60 by patches and produce a most beautiful flower on it, and that is the significance of life.
41. A. scar
42. A. replace
43. A. tell
44. A. delighted
45. A. on purpose
46. A. so
47. A. bring
48. A. successful
49. A. skill
50. A. anxiously
51. A. wash
52. A. puzzled
53. A. anger
54. A. encouraged
55. A. common
56. A. difference
57. A. future
58. A. form
59. A. treat
60. A. wound B. opening
B. by chance
B. pain C. hole
C. in particular
C. injury D. mark
D. in turn
第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节， 满分45分)
Chinese proverbs are rich and they are still widely used 61 Chinese people's daily life. Behind these proverbs, there are often interesting 62 (story). For example, the proverb "plucking up a crop to help it grow" is 63 (base) on the following story.
It is said 64 a short-tempered man in the state of Song was very anxious 65 (help) his rice crops grow up quickly. He was thinking about it day and night. But the crops were growing much slower than he expected.
One day, he came up with an idea that he would pluck up all of 66 (he) crops a few inches. He did so the next day.
He was very tired after finishing doing this for a whole day, 67 he felt very happy since the crops did "grow" 68 (high).
His son heard about this and went to see the crops. 69 (unfortunate), the leaves of the crops began to wither (枯萎).
This proverb tells us that we should let things go in their natural course. Being anxious to help an event develop often 70 (result) in the contrary to our intention.
Last week I got the first prize in the English Speech Contest hold in our school, that made me very excited. I used to be too shy not to speak English in public. It was Susan who asks me to practice several times in her office and corrected my pronunciation and intonation. Besides, she encouraged me be confident and brave whether I wanted to show my talent before others. I followed her advices. That was why I won the first prize. I am deep moved by what he has done for me. I owe her a thousand thanks with her kindness.
1) 同情他的处境 2) 给他提出几点建议 3) 希望他情况好转。
Learning that you are having a hard time learning Chinese, I’m writing... ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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78. deep 改成deeply
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Learning that you are having a hard time learning Chinese, I’m writing to offer some suggestions.
To begin with, don’t worry too much about it and trust yourself. As we know, Chinese is one of the most complex languages in the world, so it’s normal for learners to find it difficult in the beginning. What’s more, you are supposed to take every opportunity to practise speaking Chinese. A proverb goes that practice makes perfect. Besides, read books and watch TV programs in Chinese and make friends with Chinese native speakers, which provide you more chances to use Chinese.
If you follow my advice, I am sure you will find pleasure in learning Chinese.
Yours sincerely, Li Hua