1. What colour key does the man need to get into the house?
A. Blue. B. Red. C. White.
2. Where are the speakers talking?
A. At the man’s house.
B. In the woman’s garage.
C. In an office building.
3. Who is the woman talking with?
A. Her student. B. A postman. C. Her boss.
4. What will the speakers do next?
A. Waiting for their parents.
B. Go swimming.
C. Go home.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Cooking skills. B. Their colleagues. C. Weekend plans.
6. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Look for some toys.
B. Take care of a baby.
C. Take her to the office.
7. What’s the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. A couple. B. Neighbors. C. Co-workers.
8. What has the man been doing lately?
A. Designing a website.
B. Looking for a job at Twitter.
C. Chatting with friends on Facebook.
9. How does the man sound?
A. Worried. B. Surprised. C. Confident.
10. Which apartment does the woman live in?
A. 15B. B. 16B. C. 17B.
11. Why is the woman having trouble opening her apartment door?
A. The key won’t work.
B. The hallway is dark.
C. She is at the wrong door.
12. How did the man help the woman?
A. He told her where to get a new key.
B. He opened the elevator for her.
C. He explained the situation for her.
13. Who might Richie be?
A. The woman’s boss.
B. The man’s team leader.
C. The woman’s teammate.
14. Why does the man want to join the woman’s team?
A. He likes field work.
B. He thinks he could help a lot.
C. He doesn’t get along with Paul.
15. When did the woman have a meeting with Richie?
A. Last month. B. Last week. C. Yesterday.
16. What will happen tomorrow?
A. The man will put a new team together.
B. The speaker will go to Edmonston.
C. The woman will talk with Paul.
17. Where are escape rooms already very popular?
A. In the big cities of China.
B. In rural areas of China.
C. All over China.
18. What does the speaker say about the escape rooms?
A. They are easier than they seem.
B. Each one has a similar subject.
C. They are quite difficult.
19. What must players do before they can open the door?
A. Figure out a series of puzzles.
B. Find a key before time is up.
C. Answer some questions about math or history.
20. What theme is mentioned by the speaker?
A. Communicating with animals.
B. Solving crimes.
C. Looking for treasure.
One of the best-known American writers of children’s books is Alfred Strong, or Doctor Strong, as he is better known to readers everywhere. Now, an art show called Doctor Strong From Then to Now is traveling around the United States. The pictures and drawings show the history of Doctor Strong.
Doctor Strong first became famous almost fifty years ago when his first children’s book was published. Since then, he has written forty-five books that have sold more than one hundred million copies around the world.
Doctor Strong’s books are known for their easy use of words and colorful, hand-drawn pictures. These drawings bring life to his imaginary creatures: The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and hundreds of others.
The San Diego Museum, in California, organized the art show. It included about three hundred Doctor Strong’s original drawings and some of his writings.
Most of Doctor Strong’s books, although written in a funny way, have serious messages. For example, in Mc Elligot’s Pool, he describes the danger of pollution. He discussed the arms race in The Butter Battle Book, written in 1984.
Doctor Strong is almost eight-four years old now. He says he never planned to write stories just for children. He says he writes sorties that interest people of all ages. He says he used easy words so that everyone, even a child, can understand.
21. Doctor Strong first became famous in _____.
A. his eighties when an art show was traveling around the United States
B. his fifties when his drawings and writings were published
C. 1984 when his book Mc Elligot’s Pool was published
D. his thirties when his first book was published
22. Doctor Strong’s books are very popular in America because _____.
A. they are stories about animals such as cats, elephants and so on
B. they are written in easy words with colorful pictures
C. he organized the art show in California
D. they are written in a funny way
23. His purpose in writing many such books is _____.
A. to show his original pictures and drawings
B. to organize a social art show of his won
C. to make his readers laugh or smile when they read his books
D. not only to interest people but to expose(uncover) some serious social problems
I have been homeschooled my entire life. I do know that I would not be who I am today if I had not been homeschooled.
One of the things I think is so great about homeschooling is that every family is different. Some homeschool parents assign a week’s worth of schoolwork on Monday and tell the kids to complete it when they get to it during the week; others sit down with their kids and do school for a certain amount of time each day. It’s entirely up to the family.
Another thing that’s great is that if I don’t understand something, my mom can sit down with me and help me one-on-one until it clicks. Because she only has three students to teach, she has more time to make sure we all understand our work.
Being homeschooled, I don’t think that my life lacks anything. I know that I’m getting a good education and, contrary to what many people think, homeschoolers are not necessarily socially deprived (剥夺). My family belongs to homeschool group, and if we ever want to hang out with other homeschoolers we can. I’m a fourteen-year-old girl with many friends, both boys and girls.
Yes, I’m somewhat different from everyone else---but everyone is unique. If everyone was the same, where would the variety be? I’m different in many ways, but I’m also similar to other teens in many ways, too. I love Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas. I like chatting and hanging out with friends, and I like talking on the phone.
I take pride in the fact that I’m homeschooled. I love to be different, and I love to be who I am. Homeschooling is the right thing for me , and if my mom offered me the chance to go to public school I would turn it down immediately.
I am homeschooled, and that is something I am and will continue to be proud of.
24. How does the writer feel about her present life?
A. Worried B. Confused C. Satisfied D. Disappointed
25. According to the writer, homeschooling _____.
A. allows her to learn more
B. allows her to have more fun
C. makes her do more homework
D. provides her with more freedom
26. Many people believe that homeschooling _____.
A. offers better education for the kids
B. helps the kids to make more friends
C. reduces the kids’ opportunities to communicate with others
D. improves the relationship between the kids and their patents
27. The writer mentions Katy and the Black Eyed Peas in the text to show that _____.
A. she is similar to others
B. she has a special hobby
C. she has a unique character
D. she is different from others
Just when parents are paying off bills for new school clothes and supplies, teenagers may need more money for other necessities. All these expenses can stress the family’s budget, said a New Mexico State University consumer education specialist.
Many social activities like drama clubs that continue throughout the school year require money, said Susan Wright with NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service. It’s sometimes difficult for teenagers to understand why parents don’t have unlimited resources.
“Parents can help avoid problems by including children in family financial discussions and giving them opportunities to assume responsibility for some of their own expenses,” she said. “This will help them move towards financial independence.”
Wright offered parents these tips to help teenagers become good financial managers:
● Consider giving teens an allowance(零花钱). Decide what expenses the allowance should cover and let teens budget to meet those needs. Giving an allowance should not mean the family spends more. It simply shifts the responsibility to teens to manage money.
● Teach teens how to shop. Talk about comparative shopping, reading labels and interpreting advertisements. Explain the importance of planning ahead to cover necessary purchases.
● Explain the family’s financial situation---income and outgo. If teens are old enough to spend your money, they should understand where it comes from and how it needs to be used. Be sure they understand the importance of setting financial goals and planning for the family’s future needs.
● Teach teens how to use and manage a checking and savings account. Go over monthly bank statements together to show them how to justify checking accounts. Help teens understand the importance of keeping good records and knowing where money goes.
“It’s important that parents help their teenagers develop sound financial management practices,” Wright said. “The best way to do that is to set a good example. Be open and supportive and resist the temptation to make financial decisions for them. After all, it won’t be long until they will be out in the real world making decisions on their own.”
28. What should be the best title for this passage?
A. Helping Teens Manage Money
B. Helping Teens Make Money
C. Ways to Spend More Wisely
D. Ways to Live More Wealthily
29. Who are target readers of this passage?
A. Teenagers. B. Parents. C. Teachers. D. Doctors.
30. Which piece of advice aims to help teens to share their parents’ responsibility?
A. The first one B. The second one C. The third one D. The last one
31. According to Susan Wright, parents should _____.
A. give teens as much pocket money as possible
B. do the shopping for teens
C. make financial decisions for teens
D. help teens move toward financial independence
The Future Stars
The Future Stars was set up in 1988 as a non-profit service center for child development devoted to providing quality child care in a loving and educational environment for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Our finds mainly come from public donations.
A healthy curiosity for learning is the most important quality for early childhood development. We aim at offering high quality developmentally age-appropriate activities for early childhood, the most critical time of child development, so that they can do better after they start formal schooling.
Hours of operation
Child care will be provided for the child from7:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday(except for holidays). Children may not arrive before 7:00a.m. or remain after 6:00 p.m. Should an emergency arise, the parent should immediately make us know in consideration of our work arrangements. A late charge of $ 1.00 per minute will be assessed if the child is not picked up by 6:05 p.m. Charges for these services are to be paid directly to the staff person that has been looking after your child until your arrival; not to the center. Failure to pay late charges may affect continued services with the center.
Dropping off and picking up your child can be made from the two main areas, Spring Street and Seventh Street. Parking is free for parents coming to visit their children in our center. Please do not leave your purse or valuables in your car and be sure to lock your vehicle.
When it has been confirmed that a position is available for your child, you must pay a registration fee of $200 per child.
The weekly tuition fee is $ 98.00. You can make payments either by credit card or in cash on Monday every week. If your payment is not made by Tuesday at 9:00a.m., you will be charged a $25.00 late fee.
For more information, please call 434-293-6110 or visit at www. Childdevelopmentcenter.com
32. The Future Stars is intended for _____.
A. would-be parents B. teenagers
C. child experts D. pre-school children
33. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the Future Stars?
A. It has a history of more than two decades.
B. It has shorter hours of operation on holidays.
C. It offers free parking services for visiting parents.
D. It aims to improve children’s development through activities.
34. If you want your child to receive child care service from the Future Stars, you must _____.
A. pay extra for delayed payment
B. pay every Tuesday
C. pay $98 for registration
D. pay in cash
35. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To attract public donations.
B. To promote early education.
C. To tell the benefits of child care.
D. To introduce a child development center.
Most of us like to think we are fairly happy people, but deep down we might not necessarily believe it or feel happy. 36
They look on the bright side.
When things get tough, the truly happy are often unshaken. 37 If you truly want to be happy, you need to make a point of having faith that things will turn out alright. Maintain your perspective（观点） and know that, no matter what happens, you can bounce back（迅速恢复活力）.
They value relationships.
Instead of focusing on money and pursuing（追求）career advancement by working long hours, the happiest people focus more of their time on personal relationships. At the end of your life, you won’t remember a lot of the time you spent at work. 38 Putting people before money is a powerful tool in achieving happiness.
They avoid drama(戏剧性事件).
39 While other people get caught up in other people’s relationships or stress out about who said what to whom, happy people choose to focus on the things they have more control over. Paying attention to your own life and letting other people live theirs is a simple way to make best use of happiness.
They follow their passion.
Finally, happy people follow their passions. If they wake up and realize that they are unhappy with their job, they aren’t afraid to leave it to pursue something they really care about. 40 It might lead to a huge failure. But happy people aren’t afraid to stick their neck out and chase what everyone else is afraid to.
A. Focusing on money is to end up unhappy.
B. It might involve taking a risk.
C. They maintain careers they enjoy as individuals.
D. Happy people also tend to mind their own business.
E. Considering failures may be natural for most people.
F. So what are the secrets of all those happy people?
G. You will value family meals and time shared with friends.
Do you have such kind of experience? In a bus you may look at a 41 , but not too long. And if he notices that he is being stares at, he may feel 42 .
It’s the same in daily life. If you are looked at for more than 43 , you will look at yourself 44 , to see if there is anything wrong with you. If 45 goes wrong, you will feel angry towards other’s stare with you that way. Eyes do 46 , right?
Looking too 47 at someone may seem to be rude. But things are different when it 48 to staring at the opposite sex. If a man glances at a woman for more than ten 49 and refuses to turn away, his purpose is obvious, that is, he wishes to 50 her attention and to make her understand that he is 51 her.
52 , the normal eye contact for two people engaged in conversation is that the speaker will only look at the listener 53 , in order to make sure that the listener does pay attention to what the former is saying and to tell him that he is attentive.
If a speaker looks at you continuously when 54 , as if he tries to control you, you will feel worried. A 55 liar usually exposes himself by looking too long at the victim, since he believes in the false idea that to look straight in the eye is a sign of 56 communication. Quite the contrary.
In fact, continuous eye contact is 57 to lovers only, who will enjoy looking at each other for a long time, to show love feelings that 58 cannot express.
Obviously, 59 should be done according to the relationship between two people and the specific 60 .
41. A. stranger B. driver C. woman D. beggar
42. A. satisfied B. pleasant C. uncomfortable D. angry
43. A. possible B. important C. enough D. necessary
44. A. to and from B. up and down C. here and there D. in and out
45. A. something B. anything C. everything D. nothing
46. A. speak B. discuss C. see D. contact
47. A. far B. down C. long D. closely
48. A. talks B. refers C. comes D. turns
49. A. minutes B. seconds C. times D. meters
50. A. turn B. fix C. pay D. attract
51. A. admiring B. praising C. watching D. observing
52. A. Therefore B. However C. Besides D. But
53. A. up and down B. time and time
C. from time to time D. over and over
54. A. walking B. speaking C. crying D. playing
55. A. clever B. rich C. poor D. successful
56. A. polite B. true C. friendly D. honest
57. A. limited B. permitted C. allowed D. paid
58. A. words B. eyes C. lovers D. faces
59. A. body language B. hand-shake
C. body movement D. eye contact
60. A. purpose B. interest C. condition D. situation
Mr. Wood lived downstairs. He sighed to himself many times, because the party upstairs began after 9 o’clock, and the noise was 61 loud that he couldn’t sleep. He lay on the bed for a long time, 62 (try) to read. But he found 63 (he) reading the same page over and over again. Finally he looked at his watch. It was just midnight. He jumped out of his bed and hurried upstairs. He rang the bell several times, 64 no one answered. Just then the door 65 (open) and one of the guests came out. He went in and saw Mr. Black, the 66 (own) of the house, who smiled and said before Mr. Black could open his mouth, “Hello, come in and join us. I meant 67 (invite) you.” Mr. Wood left at once to change his clothes.
Mr. Black said to his guests, “As soon as I 68 (see) him, I knew he would make trouble. That was 69 I asked him to join us. Did you see how 70 (please) he was? But the party is nearly over.”
There are different train ticket for people to choose from when traveled by train. They may want to buy a single ticket and a return ticket. A single ticket allows us to enjoy more freedom at their destinations while a return not only is cheaper but also saves them trouble of buying the ticket when they have decided to return. Some people prefer hard seats to soft ones. Young people would like to have hard seats because enjoying the company of other passengers is exactly when they need during a journey. Businessmen would not like to have soft seats. They wanted to have a good rest. When they get on the train, they are still energetic and can rapid go on to do their jobs.
高三学生李华发邮件给China Daily的编辑，说他最近学习压力很大，心情不好。假定你是China Daily的编辑，请你回封邮件帮助李华摆脱现状。内容包括：
1-5 AACBC 6-10 BBACB 11-15 CCABB 16-20 CACAB
21-23 DBD 24-27 CDCA 28-31ABCD 32-35 DBAD
41-45 ACDBD 46-50 ACCBD 51-55 ABCBC 56-60 DAADD
61. so 62. trying 63. himself 64. but 65. was opened 66. owner
67. to invite 68. saw 69. why 70. pleased
1. ticket---tickets 2. traveled---traveling/traveling 3. and---or 4. us---them
5. ˄ trouble---the trouble 6. (exactly) when---what 7. would not like---去掉 not
8. wanted---want 9. on---off 10. rapid---rapidly
one possible version:
Dear Li Hua,
I’m sorry to hear that you are not happy recently. In fact, some stress can keep you going and is good for you. But too much stress causes a challenge to our well-being. I understand how you feel and I will give you some advice to help you get through it.
First, you should take proper exercise, such as jogging, playing football or taking a walk after supper to get some fresh air. What’s more, reading more books that have positive meanings is helpful for your health. Meanwhile, having more communication with your family with an open heart and you will find love and support from them.
I expect my advice would help you.