命题人：吴 瑶 审题人：孙立燕 2017年2月10日
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。
1. Where are the speakers probably?
A. At a party. B. At a meeting. C. At Judy’s home.
2. What are the speakers going to do?
A. Fix a bike. B. Buy a bike. C. Take a bike ride.
3. When may the man visit Mr. Black?
A. On November 1st.
B. On November 2nd.
C. On November 3rd.
4. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Customer and waitress.
B. Teacher and student.
C. Boss and secretary.
5. Where is the man from?
A. Australia. B. New Zealand. C. Canada.
第二节 （共15小题；每小题1.5分，满分 22.5分）
6. What gift does the man give Jane?
A. A dog. B. A T-shirt. C. A skirt.
7. Who has made the skirt for Jane?
A. The man. B. Her mother. C. Her grandmother.
8. How long will the woman keep the house?
A. Three years. B. Three months C. Three weeks.
9. How many bedrooms does the house have?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
10. When will the house be ready?
B. Next week.
C. The day after tomorrow.
11. What’s the book about?
A. The English language.
B. Body language.
C. Good manners.
12. How does the man feel about the book?
A. Interesting. B. Difficult. C. Useless.
13. What does the woman decide to do at last?
A. Buy the book.
B. L end the man the book.
C. Read the book.
14. What day is it today?
A. Monday. B. Saturday. C. Sunday.
15. How did the woman go to the office?
A. By taxi. B. By bus. C. By car.
16. What does the man think about the woman’s experience?
A. Surprising. B. Dangerous. C. Funny.
17. When did Liu Qian win Taiwan’s Youth Magic Contest?
A. In 1976. B. In 1984. C. In 1988.
18. How many foreign countries has Liu Qian performed in?
A. 4. B. 5. C. 6.
19. What was Liu Qian’s major at university?
A. English literature. B. Japanese literature. C. Chinese literature.
20. Which o f the following place hasn’t Liu Qian performed in to improve his performing skills?
A. Cinema. B. Park. C. Street.
The Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Challenge
Dare to Take the Curiosity Challenge!
The Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) is pleased to inform you of the sixth annual Curiosity Challenge. The challenge invites, even dares school students between the ages of 5 and 14 to create artwork or a piece of writing that shows their curiosity how it inspires them to explore their world.
Students are being dared to draw a picture, write an article, take a photo or write a poem that shows what they are curious about. To enter the challenge, all artwork or pieces of writing should be sent to the Cambridge Science Festival, MIT Museum, 265 Mass Avenue, Cambridge 02139 by Friday, February 8th.
Students who enter the Curiosity Challenge and are selected as winners will be honored at a special ceremony during the CSF on Sunday, April 21st. Guest speakers will also present prizes to the students. Winning entries will be published in a book. Student entries will be exhibited and prizes will be given. Families of those who take part will be included in the celebration and brunch will be served.
Between March 10th and March 15th, eac h winner will be given the specifics of the closing ceremony and the Curiosity Challenge celebration. The program guidelines and other related information are available at: http:// cambridgesciencefestival.org.
21. Who can take part in the Curiosity Challenge?
A. School students. B. Cambridge locals.
C. CSF winners. D. MIT artists.
22. When will the prize-giving ceremony be held?
A. On February 8th. B. On March 10th.
C. On March 15th. D. On April 21st.
23. What type of writing is this text?
A .An exhibition guide. B. An art show review.
C. An announcement. D. An official report.
The baby is just one day old and has not yet left hospital. She is quiet but alert (警觉). Twenty centimeters from her face researchers have placed a white card with two black spots on it. She stares at it carefully. A researcher removes the card and replaces it by another, this time with the spots differently spaced. As the cards change from one to the other, her gaze (凝视) starts to lose its focus — until a third, with three black spots, is presented. Her gaze returns: she looks at it for twice as long as she did at the previous card. Can she tell that the number two is different from three, just 24 hours after coming into the world?
Or do newborns simply prefer more to fewer? The same experiment, but with three spots shown before two, shows the same return of interest when the number of spots changes. Perhaps it is just the newness? When slightly older babies were shown cards with pictures of objects (a comb, a key, an orange and so on), changing the number of objects had an effect separate from changing the objects themselves. Could it be the pattern that two things make, as opposed to three? No again. Babies paid more attention to squares moving randomly on a screen when their number changed from two to three, or three to two. The effect even crosses between senses. Babies who were repeatedly shown two spots became more excited when they then heard three drumbeats than when they heard just two; likewise (同样地) when the researchers started with drumbeats and moved to spots.
24. The experiment described in Paragraph 1 is related to the baby’s ________.
A. sense of hearing B. sense of sight
C. sense of touch D. sense of smell
25. Babies are sensitive to the change in ________.
A. the size of cards
B. the color of pictures
C. the shape of patterns
D. the number of objects
26. Why did the researchers test the babies with drumbeats?
A. To reduce the difficulty of the experiment.
B. To see how babies recognize sounds.
C. To carry their experiment further.
D. To keep the babies’ interest.
27. Where does this text probably come from?
A. Science fiction.
B. Children’s literature.
C. An advertisement.
D. A science report.
Given that many people's moods (情绪) are regulated by the chemical action of chocolate, it was probably only a matter of time before somebody made the chocolate shop similar to a drugstore of Chinese medicine. Looking like a setting from the film Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Singapore's Chocolate Research Facility (CRF) has over 100 varieties of chocolates. Its founder is Chris Lee who grew up at his parents' comer store with one hand almost always in the jar of sweets.
If the CRF seems to be a smart idea, that's because Lee is not merely a seasoned salesperson but also head of a marketing department that has business relations with big names such as Levi's and Sony. That idea surely results in the imagination at work when it comes to making different flavored (味道) chocolates.
The CRF's produce is "green", made within the country and divided into 10 lines, with the Alcohol Series being the most popular. The Exotic Series—with Sichuan pepper, red bean (豆).cheese and other flavors—also does well and is fun to taste. And for chocolate snobs, who think that they have a better knowledge of chocol ate than others, the Connoisseur Series uses cocoa beans from Togo, Cuba, Venezuela , and Ghana, among others.
28. What is good about chocolate?
A. It serves as a suitable gift.
B. It works as an effective medicine.
C. It helps improve the state of mind.
D. It strengthens business relations.
29. Why is Chris Lee able to develop his idea of the CRF?
A. He knows the importance of research.
B. He learns from shops of similar types.
C. He has the support of many big names
D. He has a lot of marketing experience.
30. Which line of the CRF produce sells best?
A. The Connoisseur Series.
B. The Exotic Series.
C. The Alcohol Series.
D. The Sichuan Series.
31. The words "chocolate snobs" in Paragraph 3 probably refer to people who
A. are particular about chocolate
B. know little about cocoa beans
C. look down upon others
D. like to try new flavors
Does Fame Drive You Crazy?
Although being famous might sound like a dream coming true, today’s stars, feeling like zoo animals, face pressures that few of us can imagine. They are at the center of much of the world’ s attention. Paparazzi (狗仔队) camp outside their homes, cameras ready. Tabloids (小报) publish thrilling stories about their personal lives. Just imagine not being able to do anything without being photographed or interrupted for a signature!
According to psychologist Christina Villareal, celebrities—famous people—worry constantly about their public appearance. Eventually, they start to lose track of who they really are, seeing themselves the way their fans imagine them, not as the persons they were before everyone knew their names. “Over time,” Villareal says, “they feel separated and alone.”
The phenomenon of tracking celebrities has been around for ages. In the 4th century B.C., painters followed Alexander the Great into battle, hoping to picture his victories for his admirers. When Charles Dickens visited America in the 19th century, his sold-out readings attracted thousands of fans, leading him to complain (抱怨) about his lack of privacy. Tabloids of the 1920s and 1930s ran articles about film-stars in much the same way that modern tabloids and websites do.
Being a public figure today, however, is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Superstars cannot move about without worrying about photographers with modern cameras. When they say something silly or do something ridiculous, there is always the Internet to spread the news in minutes and keep their “story” alive forever.
If fame is so troublesome, why aren’t all celebrities running away from it? The answer is that there are still ways to deal with it. Some stars stay calm by surrounding themselves with trusted friends and family or by escaping to remote places away from big cities. They focus not on how famous they are but on what they love to do or whatever made them famous in the first place.
Sometimes a few celebrities can get a little justice. Still, even stars who enjoy full justice often complain about how hard their lives are. They are tired of being famous already.
32. It can be learned from the passage that stars today ________.
A. are often misunderstood by the public
B. can no longer have their privacy protected
C. spend too much on their public appearance
D. care little about how they have come into fame
33. What is the main idea of Paragraph 3?
A. Great heroes of the past were gener ally admired.
B. The problem faced by celebrities has a long history.
C. Well-known actors are usually targets of tabloids.
D. Works of popular writers often have a lot of readers.
34. What makes it much harder to be a celebrity today?
A. Availability of modern media.
B. Inadequate social recognition.
C. Lack of favorable chances.
D. Huge population of fans.
35. What is the author’s attitude toward modern celebrity?
A. Sincere. B. Skeptical.
C. Disapproving. D. Sympathetic.
Cold blesses us all
It's November, the time of year when people often get blessed more. This is not because God likes cold weather, nor because others are fee ling generous with Thanksgiving just around the corner. 36
Colds and the flu are the most common illnesses people get in autumn and winter as the weather gets colder. They are all caused by viruses, but colds are generally milder—you'll feel annoyed but not as if you want to die.
Teenagers catch average six to ten colds a year, according to statistics from the M inistry of Health, while adults average two to four. More than 200 viruses cause cold symptoms. 37 You can be contagious（传染的）one day before symptoms develop and for up to five days after becoming sick.
The signature symptom of a cold is a runny nose. The flu will make you burn with fever, ache all over, feel extremely tired and cough intensely. The flu can sometimes lead to more serious diseases, such as pneumonia.
38 A doctor can test you to see whether you have the flu in the first few days of the illness. But some treatments for both are pretty much the same:
● 39 Many doctors consider water a weapon against the common cold. It helps your blood drive off viruses and flood them out.
● Keep warm. You might be cold one minute and hot the next, and wearing several layers is very important.
● Wash your hands frequently. You don't want to make it worse by spreading the flu to everyone else. Also, avoid sharing cups and eating utensil s(餐具) with other people.
40 But if your flu symptoms get worse, go to a hospital or clinic right away.
A. You can pass on the flu before you even know you have it.
B. Drink lots of water.
C. Taking medicine on time is a good way to prevent the illness.
D. "Bless you!" is a common response to sneezes, the symptom of catching a cold or the flu.
E. Get lots of sleep and take it easy.
F. Sometimes, it's hard to tell a cold from the flu based on symptoms alone.
G. Most people who catch the flu get better without having to see their doctor.
An old man was dying. One by one his relatives visited him. Even relatives and friends he hadn’t seen for years 41 him to say farewell. They all 42 their deep love for him. 43 each came to him, the old man held each person by their 44 and spoke to each. To one he said, “Yes, I love you.” To 45 he said, “I go without any ill will.” To a third one he said, “Peace be with you.”And so to each person he said such 46 words. Then the old man 47 Nasrudin (a wise man in the Middle East). When Nasrudin came in, he stood on one side, 48 everyone and listened to what they said and what the dying man said to them. After a while, Nasrudin 49 his hands in the air, and when everyone 50 to hear him, Nasrudin said , “Fools! Why didn’t you visit him in his good 51 ? You didn’t love him when he was healthy, but you love him when he is dying!”
After that, Nasrudin turned to the 52 man and shouted, “Fool! Why didn’t you live with such nice feelings all the days when you were 53 and fully alive?”With that, Nasrudin left the 54 . The old man 55 and said, “At last I've heard the 56 . It is a blessing to 57 having heard the truth.” The old man d ied 58 .
What about the others? They returned to their 59 business of life and continued as they always had been. And Nasrudin? When he returned to his 60 just outside the old man’s house, the donkey made a long high sound, “Hee-haw! Hee-haw!” Nasrudin said, “Yes, I know... You’re right... Live well; die well...”
41. A. called on B. looked after C. cared about D. depended on
42. A. offered B. bought C. kept D. expressed
43. A. Before B. As C. Because D. Although
44. A. face B. leg C. hand D . head
45. A. another B. other C. all D. some
46. A. possible B. necessary C. polite D. kind
47. A. visited B. invited C. bothered D. emplo yed
48. A. comforted B. helped C. observed D. blamed
49. A. raised B. lent C. washed D. hid
50. A. forced B. turned C. ordered D. changed
51. A. need B. mood C. health D. position
52. A. living B. visiting C. coming D. dying
53. A. safe B. important C. weak D. energetic
54. A. party B. scene C. meeting D. conference
55. A. smiled B. appeared C. screamed D. jumped
56. A. message B. news C. truth D. fact
57. A. stay B. work C. sleep D. die
58. A. secretly B. proudly C. sadly D. peacefully
59. A. strange B. normal C. important D. perfect
60. A. donkey B. car C. assistant D. wife
I was nine years old when I learnt to ride a bike. The bike was a birthday present from my uncle. You can imagine how 61 (excite) I was when I saw the bike, and I begged my uncle to teach me how 62 (ride) it right away. However, before I got on the bike, I felt 63 (extreme) nervous and l was afraid that l would fall off and hurt 64 (me).My uncle held onto the seat and helped me to get 65 the bike. While l was riding, he was running along beside me, holding the seat so I would not fall over. I was so 66 (grate) to him for his help.
As I was practicing, I became more and more confident. Then, I heard my uncle shouting, "You are riding it by yourself now!" I was both excited and scared. I was really riding by myself, but 67 if I fell off? Could I use the brakes to stop? As I was wondering about this, my uncle ran after me and got hold of the bike. I 68 (slow) down and came to a stop. My heart was still beating fast when I got off the bi ke. 69 (late) that day, having learnt how to get on the bike and get off it, I felt like l was walking on air! I am still thankful to my uncle for teaching me to ride a bike on my 70 (nine) birthday.
I’m more than happy to hear you．You told me you were having trouble leam Chinese and wanted some advices from me．
Firstly，why not to learn to sing Chinese songs? It’s a good way to learn Chinese and can make you feel relaxing．Secondly，you can make some Chinese friends．Although you get along well with it，they will help you to learn Chinese．Beside，it will be helpful if you watched some Chinese TV programmes and read some Chinese novels．Fin ally，joining a club is also the good way to learn Chinese．In this way，you will get more chances to practice Chinese．
I hope the suggestions will be useful．
假如你是张萌，在刚结束的寒假里，你作为学校的交换生 (exchange student) 去美国Wilson Middle School学习，期间你结交了很多朋友，增进了对美国文化的了解。现请你代表你的学校，根据下列内容要点，给Wilson Middle School的校长写一封感谢信。
注意： 1. 词数100左右；
My name is Zhang Meng____________________________________________________
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grateful, what, slowed, Later, ninth
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My name is Zhang Meng and I’m a senior 3 student from China. Now I’m writing to express my thanks to you on behalf of my school and myself.
I have been studying as an exchange student in your school for a month. The past month has been a wonderful time, during which I have made many friends and learned a lot about American culture. Not only my spoken English, but also my ability to live independently has been improved a lot.
Thanks for your treatment and the service you offered us. And since this activity was completely a success, our school hopes to hold such activities more often in the future.
Finally, we warmly welcome you and your students to visit our school, I would be very glad to be your guide at that time.