1. What are the two speakers going to do?
A. Have lunch in the open air.
B. Have a meal in a restaurant.
C. Go to a park for fun.
2. How will the woman get to the theatre?
A. On foot. B. By bus.
C. In the man’s car.
3. What time does the last train leave for London?
A. At 8:35 am. B. At 8:35 pm.
C. At 7:25 pm.
4. Where does the woman want to go?
A. To the bank of the river.
B. To Bank of China.
C. To People’s Bank of China.
5. Where does the dialogue take place?
A. At the airport. B. At home. C. At a bookstore.
6. What does the woman probably do?
A. She is the receptionist at a hotel.
B. She is a customer of Blackwood Hotel.
C. She works at Blackwood Hotel.
7. How could the man get in touch with Dr. Green?
A. Dial 100 to find the proper phone number.
B. Dial 114 to get information.
C. Find the hotel.
8. Why does the man ask the woman to change the dollar?
A. Because he wants to enter the room.
B. Because he wants to get on the bus.
C. Because he wants to make a phone call.
9. What does the man want to learn?
A. Computer science. B. Driving. C. English.
10. How long does the course last?
A. About 20 days. B. About 35 days.
C. About 30 days.
11. When can he take the final exams?
A. From September 15 to 17.
B. From August 16 to 18.
C. From July 12 to 16.
12. How much should the man pay back in total?
A. $3,831. B. $3,183. C. $3,000.
13. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Find a good job.
B. Take out insurance.
C. Pay attention to his health.
14. What do we know about the man?
A. He can’t live with any risk.
B. He is worried about his payment.
C. He seems angry with the woman.
15. What does the man probably do?
A. He is an actor. B. He is a writer.
C. He is a reporter.
16. What does the woman do in the play?
A. She acts the part of a young lady.
B. She directs the play.
C. She writes the play.
17. What will the woman do in the future after this play?
A. She wants to be a singer.
B. She wants to be a director.
C. She wants to be a film star.
18. How do we usually begin to learn our own language?
A. By speaking it. B. By saying it.
C. By hearing it.
19. Why can the children who live abroad with their parents learn two languages more easily?
A. They are very clever.
B. They have more chances to use these languages.
C. They have a better life and many foreigners help them.
20. Which of the following can take photos of what can be seen, felt, heard, smelled and tasted?
A. Cameras. B. Memory. C. A man’s mind.
21. —Can you spare me a few minutes now?
—______, but I’ll be free this afternoon.
A. No, I won’t B. Yes, with pleasure
C. I’m not sure D. I’m afraid not
22. —The weather is too cold ______ March this year.
—It was still ______ when I came here years ago.
A. for, colder B. in, cold
C. in, hot D. for, hotter
23. —Mrs. Lin looks rather a kind lady.
—But in fact she is cold and hard on us. You ______ believe it!
A. shouldn’t B. wouldn’t
C. mustn’t D. needn’t
24. Paper money was in ______ use in China when Marco Polo visited the country in ______ thirteenth century.
A. the; / B. the; the
C. /; the D. /; /
25. Was it through Mary, ______ was working at a high school, ______ you get to know Tom?
A. who; who B. that; which
C. who; that D. who; which
26. I agree with most of what you said, but I don’t agree with ______.
A. everything B. anything
C. something D. nothing
27. ______ the temperature might drop, coal was prepared for warming.
A. To consider B. Considered
C. Considering D. To be considered
28. No one ______ that to his face.
A. dares say B. dares saying
C. dare say D. dare to say
29. Mr. Smith is ______ a good teacher ______ we all respect.
A. such; that B. such; as
C. so; that D. so; as
30. John knocked at the door for nearly five minutes ______ his wife opened it.
A. when B. before C. until D. as
31. I’d better not catch ______ that again!
A. your doing B. you doing
C. you to do D. you being doing
32. I smoke out of ______ habit, not for ______ pleasure, for I have been in the habit for twenty years.
A. a; the B. the; a
C. /; the D. /; /
33. I couldn’t have got to the meeting on time ______ an earlier train.
A. if I had not caught B. unless I had not caught
C. if I did not catch D. unless I caught
34. We’ve invited Mr. and Mrs. Brown to dinner. But we’ll have to ______ because of the baby’s sickness.
A. take up B. make up
C. give up D. put off
35. Without proper lessons, you could ______ a lot of bad habits when playing the piano.
A. keep up B. pick up
C. draw up D. catch up
第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分， 满分30分)
When I was twelve years old, my father took me to see Zig Zigler. I remember sitting in that dark hall listening to Mr. Zigler 36 everyone’s spirits up to the ceiling, I 37 there feeling like I could do anything. When we got to the car, I turned to my father and said, “Dad, I want to 38 people feel like that.” My father asked me 39 I meant. “I want to be a motivational(激励人的) speaker just like Mr. Zigler,” I replied. A 40 was born.
Recently, I began seeking my dream of motivating others. 41 a four-year relationship with Fortune 100 Company 42 as a sales trainer and ending as a regional sales manager, I left the company at the height of my 43 . Many people were 44 that I would leave after earning a six figure number income. And they asked 45 I would risk everything for a dream.
I made my 46 to start my own company and leave my secure(稳定的) position after 47 a regional sales meeting. The vice-president of our company delivered a 48 that changed my life. He asked us, “If a god would offer you three wishes, what would they be?” After giving us a 49 to write down the three wishes, he then asked us, “Why do you need a 50 ?” I would never forget the power I felt at that moment. I realized that 51 I had accomplished in the past had prepared me for this moment. I was ready and didn’t need a god’s help to become a motivational speaker. A motivational speaker was 52 .
Having made that decision, I was immediately 53 . One week after I gave notice, my husband was laid off from his job, and now we had no 54 . But I held fast to my dream. The wonder really began to happen. In a short time my husband found a better job. And I was able to book several 55 engagements with new customers. I discovered the incredible power of dreams.
36. A. rise B. blow C. put D. raise
37. A. left B. came C. arrived D. slipped
38. A. get B. hope C. make D. cheer
39. A. that B. what C. which D. if
40. A. dream B. idea C. girl D. speaker
41. A. Before B. After C. Because D. While
42. A. beginning B. working
C. acting D. regarding
43. A. life B. love C. income D. career
44. A. disappointed B. moved
C. surprised D. delighted
45. A. when B. why C. if D. how
46. A. plan B. promise C. decision D. mind
47. A. attending B. joining
C. entering D. holding
48. A. newspaper B. book
C. report D. speech
49. A. day B. second C. week D. moment
50. A. help B. job C. god D. company
51. A. everything B. anything
C. nothing D. something
52. A. alive B. dead C. missing D. born
53. A. examined B. searched
C. checked D. tested
54. A. help B. harm C. income D. money
55. A. selling B. speaking C. writing D. listening
“Humans have a code of ethics(行为规范),” says Marc Bekoff, an animal behavior expert at the University of Colorado. “If I don’t play in a certain way, you won’t play with me. Some animals have the same code.”
Scientists recently discovered that animals which live in groups, such as elephants, foxes and wolves are especially likely to follow rules. If they don’t, and each does its own thing, the group might break apart. Group members would be forced to live alone. Then they’d have a harder time hunting and raising their young.
That’s probably why a traveling wolf pack stopped and waited to let its slowly moving leader catch up. Similar social ties may have caused a captive elephant to save her friend from drowning. Selfish reasons certainly motivated the male fox, who wanted to keep playing.
Sometimes, though, animals go out of their way to do what’s right, even when there’s nothing in it for them. Nobody knows why. “It might simply feel good to be kind, just as it does for humans,” says Bekoff.
If your friend wasn’t nice to you, what would you do? Maybe you would just walk away. That’s exactly what a wild red fox did when she was playing boxing
with another fox. The larger fox, a male, began pushing too hard. The little female didn’t like fighting. She ran away quietly.
“He still wanted to play,” says Marc Bekoff. So the male fox ran after his playmate, bowed down, and rolled over. His body language meant, “Don’t leave. I’ll play nicely.” The female gave him another chance, and the male wrestled more gently this time.
56. How did the little female fox show her dissatisfaction with the larger male one?
A. By running away quietly.
B. By fighting angrily with him.
C. By howling at him.
D. By biting him.
57. What is the scientists’ recent discovery about the ethics in the world of animals?
A. Humans have a code of ethics.
B. Animals which live alone are hard to survive.
C. Animals which live in groups are likely to follow rules.
D. A traveling wolf pack would stop and wait to let its leader catch up.
58. What does the underlined sentence “It might simply feel good to be kind, just as it does for humans” indicate?
A. Animals are always kind to human beings.
B. Being kind to others can make both humans and animals feel good.
C. Animals always learn from human beings.
D. Human beings have learnt much from animals.
59. What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. Animals always go out of their way to do what’s right.
B. Animals have their own code of ethics.
C. Animals and humans are similar with each other.
D. Some animals have the same code of ethics like humans.
Mary Cassatt is one of the first great American women painters. At first her father did not want her to become an artist. But she followed her dream and became an artist. She was born on May 22, 1844, and lived in Europe for several years as a child.
Her family returned to the United States and, at age 16, Mary attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Four years later, she decided she couldn’t learn anything fresh and practical in Philadelphia, so she returned to Europe. There she studied the skills of the masters in Rome, Seville, Antwerp and Paris.
Mary received the chance of a lifetime at the age of 33 when the famous French painter, Edgar Degas, asked her to join a group of painters that included now famous artists like Manet and Renoir. Their style of painting is called Impressionism. They used primary colors and short brush strokes(笔画) in their works. They recognized Mary’s spirit and powerful talent and invited her to exhibit in the Impressionist art shows.
Mary painted what she saw: gardens and paintings of persons, especially of mothers and children involved in everyday living. One of her paintings, Young Mother and Two Children, was given to the White House in 1954 where it hangs today.
Mary never married and, in 1877, her parents and sister moved to Europe to join her. Mary devoted much of her time to them for the next 18 years to their care. Mary painted until 1914 when her failing eyesight made it impossible to continue. She spent the later years of her life in Paris. She died in 1926 at the age of 82. Unfortunately, all her life, she refused to accept students.
60. Mary left Pennsylvania for Europe mainly because ________.
A. she wanted to learn another style of paintings
B. she didn’t learn anything in Pennsylvania
C. her desire for the learning wasn’t satisfied well
D. her father didn’t want her to learn painting again
61. Which year was the most critical to her career and life?
A. 1860. B. 1864.
C. 1877. D. 1914.
62. Which of the statements about Mary Cassatt is supported by the passage?
A. Her father had a decisive effect on her painting.
B. Her painting featured scenes of everyday living.
C. She used various colors and long lines in her works.
D. She studied the paintings of the masters in the USA.
63. Mary Cassatt stopped painting because of ________.
A. her poor eyesight
B. her old age
C. lack of interest
D. her father’s objection
64. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.
A. during the last ten years of life, she painted nothing
B. the paintings of Edgar Degas belong to Realism
C. her works were popular and highly recognized
D. her students showed great respect for her
Charlie is a teacher and his wife, Maria, is an artist. Charlie has no imagination, well, perhaps a little, whereas Maria has the richest imagination you could think of.
The night before last, shortly before the longest day of the year, Charlie was sitting in a deckchair enjoying the warm summer air when he felt something touch his shoulder. It was Maria’s hand and he could tell immediately she was a little worried about something. He had noticed this mood a hundred times before. He asked her what the matter was and she replied that there was a strange thing on the jacket that was hanging in the bedroom. They had both lived in the West Indies and had seen a lot of strange creatures in their house before. But now they were living in England and so Charlie just laughed and said he would have a look at the “thing”.
He left the garden and made his way to the bedroom. He could see a jacket hanging in the bedroom and went up to it to have a closer look at the thing. The moment he touched it, the thing sprang into life. Charlie experienced fear like the rest of us but when this creature opened its wings, he jumped out of his skin and ran screaming from the room like a small child, doing about 100 miles an hour.
For a moment the next door neighbors thought that Charlie was murdering his wife because of the noise they could hear. In fact the bat was the one that was frightened and flew from one side to the other.
Eventually Charlie managed to trap the bat in a box and went out into the front garden, catching the box as if it had a bomb inside it, to let the bat fly. Eventually Maria asked Charlie if he had found out what the thing was. “Oh, nothing to worry about,” he said casually(随便地), hoping that the terror could not be seen in his eyes. “It was just a bat.”
65. The best title for the passage would be ________.
A. Charlie and Maria
B. Charlie, the Brave
C. A Frightening Experience
D. A Bat Caused Terror
66. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Maria and her husband had quarreled with each other.
B. Charlie thought his wife was too nervous at first.
C. Charlie had never seen any strange creatures.
D. Now they were living in the West Indies.
67. The underlined expression “jumped out of his skin” in the Paragraph 3 probably means that he ________.
A. was very frightened
B. stood up
C. took off his clothes
D. was very excited
68. How was the bat dealt with finally?
A. It was killed.
B. It was seriously injured.
C. It was set free.
D. It was cared for.
69. We can know, by inference, that ________.
A. the next-door neighbours would report to the police about Charlie murdering his wife
B. the bat wouldn’t come to Charlie’s room again because it was frightened
C. Charlie was afraid that his wife would make fun of him if she knew the truth
D. Maria heard her husband screaming downstairs and became frightened
In the old days, children were familiar with birth and death as part of life. Now this is perhaps the first generation of American youngsters who have never been close by during the birth of a baby and have never experienced the death of a family member.
Nowadays when people grow old, we often send them to nursing homes. When they get sick, we send them to a hospital, where children are forbidden to visit terminally(晚期地) ill patients—even when those patients are their parents. This deprives(剥夺) the dying patient of family members during the last few days of his life and it deprives the children of an experience of death, which is an important learning experience.
Some of my colleagues and I once interviewed and followed about 500 terminally ill patients in order to find out what they could teach us and how we could be of more benefit, not just to them but to the members of their families as well. We were most impressed by the fact that even those patients who were not told of their serious illness were quite aware of its potential(潜在的)outcome.
It is important for family members, doctors and nurses to understand these patients’communication in order to truly understand their needs, fears and fantasies(幻想). Most of our patients welcomed another human being with whom they could talk openly, honestly and frankly about their trouble. Many of them shared with us their great need to be informed, to be kept up-to-date on their medical condition and to be told when the end was near. We found out that patients who had been dealt with openly and frankly were better able to cope with the coming of death and finally to reach a true stage of acceptance before death.
70. The elders of today’s Americans ________.
A. are often absent when a family member is born or dying
B. are unfamiliar with birth and death
C. have often experienced the fear of death as part of life
D. usually see the birth or death of a family member
71. Children in America are deprived of the chance to ________.
A. visit a patient at hospital
B. visit their family members
C. learn how to face death
D. look after the patients
72. The need of a dying patient for people to accompany him shows ________.
A. his wish for communication with other people
B. his fear of death
C. his unwillingness to die
D. his upset about his condition
Self-esteem(自尊心) is all about how much we feel valued, loved, accepted and thought well of by others and how much we value love and accept ourselves. People with healthy self-esteem are able to do better in school and find it easier to make friends. They tend to have better relationships with others, feel happier, find it easier to deal with mistakes and failures, and are more likely to stick to something until they succeed. People with low self-esteem may feel as if no one will like them or accept them or that they can’t do well in anything.
The following ways may help you improve your self-esteem.
Try to stop thinking negative thoughts about yourself. If you’re used to focusing on your shortcomings, start thinking about positive aspects of yourself that outweigh them. It is good to aim high, but your goals for yourself should be within reach. That’s why you should set practical goals and never expect the impossible. Mistakes are part of learning, so view mistakes as learning opportunities. Accept that you make mistakes because everyone does. Also, you should recognize what you can change and what you can’t. If you realize that you’re unhappy with something about yourself that you can change, start today. If it’s something you can’t change (like your height), start to work toward loving yourself the way you are. Feeling like you’re making a difference and that your help is valued can do wonders to improve your self-esteem. So don’t hesitate to make a contribution. You can lend a hand to a classmate who’s having trouble, help clean up your neighborhood room, or volunteer to do some other things.
Self-esteem plays a role in almost everything you do. It’s never too late to build healthy positive self-esteem. It takes some work, but it’s a skill you’ll have for life.
73. The underlined word “them” in Paragraph 3 refers to “________”.
A. your classmates
B. your shortcomings
C. your strong points
D. your goals
74. According to the passage, which of the following can help improve your self-esteem?
A. Setting high goals similar to others.
B. Never forgiving yourself for your mistakes.
C. Lending a hand to a classmate in trouble.
D. Changing all the things that make you unhappy.
75. We can infer from the passage that ________.
A. the old tend to have healthier self-esteem than the young
B. we should build self-esteem when we are young
C. there are more people with low self-esteem
D. it is not easy to build healthy self-esteem
Boys do worse in English when there are girls in their class, a research student said. This finding disagrees with the widely held belief that girls always have a good influence on boys in school.
Boys do best as few girls as possible in English lessons at primary and secondary schools, Steven Proud, a research student at Bristol University, told the royal economic society’s conference.
But when it comes to math and science, both boys and girls at primary schools achieve up to tenth of a grade higher when there is a greater percentage of girls in the class, Proud found.
Proud kept a record of boys’ and girls’ test results at the ages of 7, 11, and 16 in 16,000 schools in England. He studied the test scores to see whether the percentage of girls made a difference to the results of both boys and girls in math, science and English.
Boys always perform worse when the number of girls they study English with increases, which is especially the case at primary schools, Proud also found that girls are unaffected by the number of boys in their English class. Proud said boys may do worse in English when there is high proportion of girls in their class because they think that the girls are better than them. It could also be that teachers use teaching styles more appropriate to girls when there are more girls than boys in the class.
Proud argues that his result shows boys should be taught English in single-sex classes.
However, Professor Alan Smithers, director of the centre for education and employment research at the University of Buckingham, said, “Boys may be discouraged to know how well girls are doing in English, but you can’t say that it means boys and girls should be separated. It has very little practical importance to schools.”
4. 可丰富生活， 拓宽视野。
2. 每天工作几个小时， 将会使你筋疲力尽，影响学业。