1. When will the man hand in the report?
A. On Monday. B. On Tuesday. C. On Friday.
2. Why is the man against buying the house?
A. It has no garden. B. It’s far from his office. C. It has a broken roof.
3. How much do the two tickets cost?
A. £ 9. B. £ 10. C. £ 11.
4. What does the man have to do?
A. Drink in a bar. B. Take a bottle in. C. Leave the bottle behind.
5. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A program. B. A desert. C. A photograph.
6. How will the woman get to the party?
A. By taking a bus. B. By driving her car. C. By getting a ride.
7. What will the man do at noon?
A. Meet the woman. B. Have this car repaired. C. Talk with Ms. Wilson.
8. What’s the matter with the woman’s brother?
A. He injured his back. B. He hit his head. C. He is not breathing.
9. What does the man advise the woman to do?
A. Wake up her brother.
B. Call the ambulance.
C. Leave her brother where he is.
10. Why is the woman upset?
A. She didn’t enjoy the meal.
B. The man ruined the evening.
C. She failed an exam.
11. What will the man do next?
A. Drive the woman home. B. Finish the meal himself. C. Leave the woman alone.
12. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a restaurant. B. In a car. C. In the man’s house.
13. What do we know about the woman’s first job?
A. She earned much.
B. She got proper training.
C. She was not confident in the job.
14. What does the woman think of her boss?
A. Knowledgeable. B. Impolite. C. Hardworking.
15. What did the woman do in the shop?
A. She baked bread. B. She sold sandwiches. C. She used calculators.
16. What does the woman say about the full - time shop assistants?
A. They were silly.
B. They were schoolgirls.
C. They were not good at calculating.
17. What are the old desks used for?
A. Keeping magazines. B. Storing old books. C. Placing computers.
18. What can the listeners do at the study desks?
A. Use the printers. B. Make telephone calls. C. Get access to the Internet.
19. How long can the listeners keep library books?
A. Two months. B. Six weeks. C. Thirteen days.
20. How do the listeners renew a book now?
A. Over the phone. B. In person. C. By e-mail.
CAREER DISCOVERY DAY
Ages: 11—17, with an adult chaperone (监护人)
Purpose: To find out what it is like to work at a zoo.
Join us for a great programme for middle and high school students to explore animal — re¬lated careers at Denver Zoo.
From keepers to trainers, vets and exhibits designers, different kinds of possible zoo and animal careers will be explored during our Career Discovery Day this fall. The programme starts with an amazing gathering in which our animal stars will appear and perform. Participants will attend lectures given by professors of the zoo and take part in special tours filled with activities find information. And you, 11 have time to ask questions about what it takes to work on the wild side.
Registration closes at 10 a. m., September 16th. Lectures and tours are limited to regis¬tered participants and their one chaperone only.
Members: $ 70 per person. Nonmembers: $ 75 per person. The cost includes zoo admission for one participant and one required adult chaperone.
Participants will not be admitted without an adult chaperone and chaperones must stay with participants during the period of the event.
If you have any questions, please call at 720—337—1491 or e-mail at teenprogrammes denverzoo. org.
21. Who would most probably be interested in Career Discovery Day?
A. Kids who love animals.
B. Adults who are looking for a job.
C. Children who like animal performances.
D. Teenagers who want to learn about jobs at a zoo.
22. How much should two members and their mothers pay to register for the programme?
A. $ 70. B. $140. C. $ 150. D. $ 290.
23. The text is meant to ________.
A. attract visitors to Denver Zoo B. tell kids how to have fun in fall
C. advertise an activity at Denver Zoo D. encourage people to work at zoos
Tom Costello was once afraid of homeless Americans. “I was so afraid that if I saw a home¬less person walking down the street, I’d cross the street,” he said.
That changed seven years ago after his wife, Nancy, a volunteer at a homeless shelter, persuaded him to help with a holiday dinner for shelter residents. Tom remembered going to a store and buying socks for the residents. He knew many of them were in need of clothing.
At the shelter, Tom said, he dropped a pair of socks into a bag for a woman. She asked him if she could have socks for a friend who wasn’t with her that day. He gave her another pair. “She started to cry and told me that nobody had ever given her socks before,” Tom said, “Then she reached out and gave me a hug.” That experience at the shelter helped Tom end his fear of the homeless.
It also led him to set up a group called “The Joy of Sox.”, which borrows from a name of a popular book. The group collects socks from donors and gives them mostly to shelters in the area where Tom and Nancy live. It has been expanding its reach and provides socks to homeless shelters in 21 states and other three countries now.
Why socks? Tom explains that some Americans give food, coats and other clothing to shel¬ters. But donating socks is not something most people think about. And, he said, socks are very helpful at keeping people warm, especially in cold weather. A man named Kiwi，who has lived in homeless shelters, said most of the time he could find enough food through shelters and soup kitchens. But socks were much more difficult to get, he noted.
24. What removed Tom’ s fright of the homeless?
A. A woman’s need for socks.
B. The encouragement from Nancy.
C. The hug from a homeless person.
D. The first experience of helping the homeless.
25. What did Tom do when the woman asked for another pair of socks?
A. He felt afraid. B. He walked away.
C. He satisfied her demand. D. He gave her a hug. ,
26. What can we know about “The Joy of Sox”？
A. It got the name from a book.
B. It was founded by Tom and Nancy.
C. It helps the homeless of three countries.
D. It buys different socks for the homeless.
27. Why does Tom provide socks for the homeless?
A. The homeless are lack of socks.
B. Tom’ s wife persuaded him to do so.
C. Socks are popular among the donators.
D. The homeless can’t buy socks in shelters.
“Fast fashion” means clothes that are inexpensive but look like the latest designs. One reason for the success of fast fashion is social networking. A report by the investment research firm Bernstein found that millennials — people born in the 1980s and 90s — wanted to wear a variety of clothes in the photos they posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As a result, many businesses that offer trend, low - cost clothes are growing.
But the situation is changing now. Maxine Bedat, a woman who is in her early 30s，looks in her closet full of clothes, but she has nothing to wear. She says she hates always shopping for what is in style . Instead，she says, she wants to buy fewer clothes that she can wear over and over. Other people want the same thing, she says.
So Ms. Bedat and a business partner, Soraya Darabi, started a “slow fashion” clothing company calltd Zady. “Slow fashion” means clothes that last a long time. They are often classic colors and shapes, and are made from natural materials that are biodegradable (可生物降解的) over time.
The terms “fast fashion” and “slow fashion” are related to “fast food” and “slow food: fast food is still popular in the US, but many restaurants increasingly offer higher - quality, more expensive and relaxed meals.
Like slow food，slow fashion also aims to use sources that are good for the environment and 、 workers. Maxine Bedat says people in her generation want to know where their clothes come from and who is making them. To answer millennials’demand for information about the prod¬ucts they buy, Ms. Bedat’s company, Zady, includes details about the history of the brands. It also describes the process in which the clothes are made. Ms Bedat says Zady aims to tell shoppers where their clothes come from, where they go, and how they impact the world.
28. What can we know about millennials from Paragraph 1?
A. They tend to buy clothes with lower price.
B. They all like to share photos on the Internet.
C. They spend money in buying the latest designs
D. They show their interests in wearing different clothes.
29. What makes Mexine Bedat establish Zady?
A. She has nothing to wear.
B. She likes the classic clothes.
C. She longs for “slow fashion” clothes.
D. She prefers clothes with natural materials.
30. Like “slow food”, “slow fashion” should ________.
A. be high - quality and expensive
B. be friendly to the environment
C. tell the shoppers the history of the brands
D. describe the process of making the clothes
31. What does the text mainly talk about?
A. How “fast fashion” becomes popular.
B. “Slow fashion” is becoming popular now.
C. Many businesses are selling trendy and cheap clothes.
D. The differences between “fast fashion” and “slow fashion”.
A new “smart bin” could spell the end of environment - conscious families spending hours sorting tins, cartons, bottles, and cardboard for recycling. The invention, which automatically sorts rubbish into recycling categories, is being trialed in Poland and is set to go on sale in the UK within a few years.
The bin, designed by start - up company Bin. E, recognizes different types of waste via a system positioned inside the bin which uses sensors, image recognition and artificial intelli¬gence. Once waste is placed inside, the camera and sensors identify its type and place it in one of the smaller bins. Then it compresses (压缩) the waste so it occupies less space.
News of the launch showed that more than a million households are being forced to accept bin collections every three or four weeks, because councils are trying to force them to recycle more. Data collected by The Telegraph has showed at least 18 areas have moved or will shortly be moving to three - weekly rubbish collections, while a further three have adopted or are tria¬ling four - weekly collections. While reducing general bin collections, councils are increasing the frequency of recycling collections in a bid to change people’s behaviour. It is thought that the bin could be stocked by department stores such as John Lewis, which said it is introducing new hi - tech recycling bins to satisfy increasing customer appetite for them. Matt Thomas, a utility (家用设施) seller at John Lewis, said, “We’ve recently seen a jump in specialist bins sales, with a 25 percent increase in the last few months alone. We have noticed our customers are becoming more and more sustainability focused, choosing dual compartment (双格) recy¬cling bins that make it far easier to recycle different types of waste. In response to this demand, we are really excited to introduce a new voice and sensor activated smart bin this autumn / win¬ter season — designed to use new technology to make recycling more efficient and functional for the everyday home.”
32. What can we know about the smart bin?
A. It has entered the UK market.
B. It breaks up the garbage quickly.
C. It can classify different kinds of rubbish.
D. It expands its space with the increase of garbage.
33. What does the underlined sentence in the last paragraph mean?
A. The cost of producing the bins has raised.
B. The smart bins have been the best sellers.
C. The stores have sold out the new bins in a very short time.
D. The sales volume of the recycling bins has increased suddenly.
34. What can we infer from Matt Thomas, words?
A. People can get the smart bins at a low price.
B. People always spend much time in rubbish collections.
C. More and more hi - tech bins are designed for customers.
D. People pay more attention to environmental protection than before.
35. Which of the following tan be the best title for the text?
A. Smart Bins in the United Kingdom
B. Councils’ Call for Rubbish Collection
C. A Smart Bin That Sorts Different Rubbish
D. The Good News to Environment - Conscious Families
A new report says plastics are responsible for $13 billion in damage to the oceans and the undersea environment. The findings were announced recently at a United Nations conference. _36_.
Plastic thrown away carelessly makes its way into rivers and other waterways. _37_ After a while, it collects in the sea. And plastic never goes away. Plastic is not biodegradable—de¬stroyed by bacteria or natural processes. Instead, it just breaks up into smaller pieces over time. The oceans contain a lot of chemicals and other pollutants(污染物). _38_. That means harmful material may get into our food supply.
_39_. Human beings cause pollution and they can take steps to stop it. They can use fewer single use product containers and throw plastics away correctly. Plastic recycling pro¬grams also works—where old bottles and other plastics are collected, broken down and used to make new products. We could reuse bottles in our households many times if we wish to, rather than end it after the first use. We could, when we get rid of that plastic, recycle it and reuse it, which replaces the need for raw materials.
The report also calls on companies to improve methods for using plastics. _40_. And it calls for information about the way plastic is thrown out or removed from use. By putting a new value on plastic, industry has a special reason to clean up the environment. But all of the com¬panies must join to deal with the problem.
A. Then, fish may eat the plastics.
B. But people can make a big difference.
C. Plastics should be gathered together and reused.
D. It is convenient to use plastic bags in everyday life.
E. It asks for them to better measure and control plastic use.
F. The plastic eventually reaches coastal areas and ocean waters.
G. The report tells about harm to sea life and what might be done to improve the situation.
One morning, the door to the classroom opened and a new teacher, Mrs Cosby, walked in. She looked too _41_ to handle us. And we sure gave her a _42_ time，but she never lost her temper. And then came the last day of the first month. She _43_ a bunch of papers”. We _44_ the worst—a test. But oh no, it was something that totally _45_ us.
Mrs Cosby asked us to come to the front of the class, and gave each of us a piece of _46_, on which she had written what the student had been _47_ at during the last month. You see, no one had ever _48_ us. No one had ever liked us. We were constantly told what good - for - nothing Students we were. And here, _49_，was someone who had been _50_ us closely for a month. We made things as difficult for her as we could. And yet she could find something _51_ to say about each of us.
Mrs Cosby did this every _52_ from then on. Each month we got a piece of paper that emphasized our _53_. She commented on my courage, how punctual I was, how good to _54_ arguements if I wanted. Her positive attitude transformed our class. We did not want to _55_ her feelings anymore. We actually started to _56_.
And then came the day of our graduation. Mrs Cosby hugged us and told us with tears in her eyes how _57_ she was of us. Then she _58_ each one of us a book. All the encoura¬ging words through the years were there, in hard covers.
She said, “I want you each to keep this book and if ever during your life you feel unwor¬thy, _59_ this and read how good you are. You can be anything you want to be _60_ you believe in yourself. Promise me you’ll remember that!”
41. A. soft B. short C. foolish D. common
42. A. happy B. hard C. good D. valuable
43. A. picked up B. took out C. paid for D. came across
44. A. hoped B. needed C. feared D. dreamed
45. A. disappointed B. surprised C. excited D. satisfied
46. A. sentence B. comment C. paper D. letter
47. A. good B. angry C. poor D. glad
48. A. forgot about B. played with C. believed in D. looked for
49. A. naturally B. generally C. gradually D. suddenly
50. A. teaching B. praising C. following D. observing
51. A. strange B. positive C. wrong D. interesting
52. A. day B. week C. month D. year
53. A. shortcomings B. mistakes C. wishes D. strengths
54. A. start B. continue C. settle D. write
55. A. hurt B. know C. understand D. read
56. A. study B. play C. fight D. joke
57. A. tired B. proud C. ashamed D. kind
58. A. promised B. bought C. handed D. suggested
59. A. remember B. change C. borrow D. open
60. A. even if B. as long as C. unless D. as though
Are you the first or the last child in your family? Or are you a middle or an only child? Some people think _61_ matters where you were born in your family. But there are different ideas about what birth order means. Some people say that oldest children, _62_ are smart and strong - willed，are very likely _63_ ( succeed). The reason _64_ this is simple. Par¬ents have a lot of time for their first child and give him or her a lot of attention. An only child will succeed for _65_ same reason.
What _66_ (happen) to the other children in the family? Middle children don’t get so much attention, so they don’t feel that important. If a family has many children, the middle one sometimes gets _67_ (lose) in the crowd. The youngest child, however, often gets spe¬cial treatment. Often this child grows up to be funny. But a recent study saw things quite _68_ (difference). The study found that the first children believe in family rules. They don, t take many chances in _69_ lives. They usually follow _70_ (order). Ruies don’t mean much to later children in the family. They take chances and they often do better in life.
With the development of science and technology, intelligent robots will be wide used in the future. At home, robots will help people do some housework and taking care of the elderly, ba¬bies and patients. In addition to these task, robots will even be able to play the chess and do exercise with people. In factories, robots will be used to perform some dangerous jobs avoid ac¬cidents.
Robots will change our future life by many ways, what will make it more colorful and com-fortable. Therefore, we shouldn’t depend on intelligent robots too much, for they were made to help humans rather than replace us. As helpers of we humans, robots should be used properly.
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Delighted to hear that you are going to take a trip to China in August and especially want to learn some Chinese first before coming. Here, I suggest that you choose Chinese daily dialogues as a start, like greeting people, asking for directions and so on, which can help you a lot during your trip.
Learning Chinese needs great effort. I’d like to be your teacher and send you an e-book with my teaching schedule later. Besides, let’s have an online class over the Internet every weekend, through which I will try my best to make your learning easier and surely you can speak some fluent Chinese before your arrival.
Looking forward to your early reply.