1. What time is it now?
A. 6: 40. B. 6: 30. C. 6: 20.
2. What does the man mean?
A. They have left for the airport.
B. They are on the way to the airport.
C. They may be late for the plane.
3. What kind of music does the woman like?
A. Popular music. B. Jazz music. C. Classical music.
4. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Take some medicine. B. Drink more water. C. Go on a diet.
5. What does the man tell the woman?
A. There is another cat like his.
B. He never loses his dog at all.
C. She has mistaken it for his dog.
6. How soon will the man finish his book?
A. In several months. B. In a few days. C. In two months.
7. What is the man going to do?
A. He will market his book himself.
B. He will ask his friends to advertise the book.
C. He hasn’t made a decision.
听第7 段材料，回答第8.9 题
8. When is Alice’s birthday?
A. The next day. B. The day after tomorrow. C. The day they had the talk.
9. What will the man and the woman buy for Alice?
A. A record. B. Some flowers. C. A box of chocolates.
10. What does the woman say about the restaurant?
A. It is very old. B. The fish there is fresh. C. The beef there is delicious.
11. What do we know about the restaurant?
A. It serves roast dinners on Sundays.
B. It doesn’t serve vegetarian dishes.
C. It opens from 7: 00 p. m. to 11: 00 p. m. on Sundays.
12. What will the man do next?
A. Book a table. B. Check the menu. C. Call the woman’s sister.
13. What are the speakers talking about?
A. Their own parents. B. Their own changes. C. Their long-lost relatives.
14. What does the man say about Aunt Gertrude?
A. She is looking so old. B. She is so thin now. C. She has long hair.
15. What does Cousin Emily wear?
A. An orange dress. B. A yellow dress. C. A white dress.
16. Where does Aunt Jane live now?
A. In Boston. B. In Chicago. C. In Atlantic City.
17. How will the adventurers cross the Amazon River?
A. By train. B. By boat. C. By bike.
18. What will the adventurers do in the rain forests of Brazil?
A. See the sunrise.
B. Look at a variety of animals.
C. Take a boat to the base of the falls.
19. Where will the adventurers go in the second week?
A. To the Mount Fuji. B. To the Niagara Falls. C. To the Amazon River.
20. What does the speaker say about the temples in Thailand?
A. They are incredible. B. They are unforgettable. C. They are indescribable.
Sit down，close your eyes and relax. Think about your childhood and the memories you created. What was your favorite childhood memory and what was your favorite as a child? Or what your favorite Christmas present or your favorite candy bar when growing up? Answers may come easily for some people but for others，it may take more time to think about.
Mary Jo McCarthy of Pequot Lakes wants to help others document their childhood memories which could be treasured by current families and for generations to come. McCarthy, 64, a short story author and retired columnist(专栏作家)for the Lake Country Echo weekly newspaper, began hosting a writing seminar(研讨班)titled“A Time to Remember”.The classes are limited to 12 people and are conducted in the nursery at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa and the registration fee is $25.
McCarthy said what led her to start the writing seminars was writing others’ biographies. A retired businessman asked her to write his biography as a ghost writer. She said others from her church in Pequot Lakes had also asked her to write their biographies because they didn’t know how to write them. She thought hosting a class to help people write their own biographies would be more beneficial to them.
McCarthy said people had busy lifestyles those days and didn’t have a chance to sit down and write down their memories that they might forget and never remember. She said writing down the memories would document the person’s life，go other family members，especially future generations would be able to read about them.
21．In paragraph l the author raises some questions to________
A．introduce the topic of the text
B．express his/her puzzle about memories
C．give some examples for readers about biographies
D．provide background details for readers about the retired columnist
22．What can we learn about McCarthy?
A．She was strict with her students
B．She didn’t take charge of seminars
C．She got support from the local government
D．She once worked as a columnist in a newspaper．
23． You are very likely to read the passage in ______.
A. a biology textbook B. A health report C. a newspaper D. a book review
24．The passage is mainly intended to________.
A．show how to write biographies
B．help people communicate with their families
C．call on people to write their own biographies
D．introduce McCarthy and her writing seminars
Recently I spoke to some of my students about what they wanted to do after they graduated, and what kind of job prospects they thought they had.
Given that I teach students who are trained to be doctors, I was surprised to find that most thought that they would not be able to get the jobs they wanted without“outside help”. “What kind of help is that? ”I asked, expecting them to tell me that they would need a relative or family friend to help them out.
“Surgery(外科手术), ”one replied. I was pretty alarmed by that response. It seems that the graduates of today are increasingly willing to go under the knife to get ahead of others when it comes to getting a job. One girl told me that she was considering surgery to increase her height. “They break your legs, put in special extending screws, and slowly expand the gap between the two ends of the bone as it regrows. You can get at least 5 cm taller! ”
At that point, I was shocked. I am short. I can’t deny that, but I don’t think I would put myself through months of agony(痛苦)just to be a few centimeters taller. I don’t even bother to wear shoes with thick soles, as I’m not trying to hide the fact that I am just not tall!
It seems to me that there is a trend toward wanting“perfection”, and that is an ideal that just does not exist in reality.
No one is born perfect, yet magazines, TV shows and movies present images of thin, tall, beautiful people as being the norm. Advertisements for slimming aids, beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery clinics fill the pages of newspapers, further creating an idea that“perfection”is a requirement, and that it must be purchased, no matter what the cost is. In my opinion, skills, rather than appearance, should determine how successful a person is in his chosen career.
25.Many graduates today turn to cosmetic surgery（美容手术） to .
A. marry a better man/woman
B. become a model
C. get an advantage over others in job-hunting
D. attract more admirers
26. According to the passage, the author believes that .
A. everyone should pursue perfection, whatever the cost is
B. it’s right for graduates to ask for others to help them out in hunting for jobs
C. media are to blame for misleading young people in their seeking for surgery
D. it is one’s appearance instead of skills that really matters in one’s career
27. What does the author think of his height?
A. He hates to be called a short man.
B. He tries to increase his height through surgery.
C. He always wears shoes with thick soles to hide the fact.
D. He just accepts it as it is.
Can eating a chocolate bar every day really prevent age-related memory loss? No. But a new research shows that large amounts of flavones, substances found in cocoa, tea and some kinds of vegetables, may improve age-related memory failure.
Dr. Scott Small is a professor of neurology (神经病学) at Columbia University in new York City. He is the lead writer of a research paper describing the effects of cocoa flavones on brain activity. His study involved 37 volunteers aged between 50 and 69. Researchers gave them a high-level flavones drink made from cocoa beans or a low-level flavones drink. For a period of three months, some subjects got 900 milligrams of flavones a day. The others got 10 milligrams of flavones each day. Brain imaging and memory tests were given to each study subject before and after the study. Dr. Small says that the subjects who had the high-level flavones drink showed much improvement on memory tests.
The researchers warn that more work is needed to be done because this study was performed only on a small group. Dr. Joann Manson is the lead researcher of a four-year study involving 18,000 adults. This study will use flavones capsules(胶囊). The study subjects will be divided into two groups and will take two pills per day. The capsules used will all look the same. But one group's capsules will contain flavones, while the other group will take capsules made of an inactive substance, or placebo
Dr. Manson says it's not necessary for people to start eating more chocolate, because a person would have to eat a huge amount of chocolate to get the same level of flavones given to the rest subjects. He adds many manufacturers have planned to remove the flavones from their chocolate products. Similarly, Dr. Manson says a cocoa-based flavones extract（提取）may be developed in the future But he says that more studies are needed to see how much flavones is good for our health.
28. What was done to the subjects after Dr. Small's study?
A. They were asked to take a high-level flavones drink.
B. They were given capsules containing flavones.
C. They were given brain imaging and memory tests.
D. They were asked to take two pills of flavones capsules per day.
29. What's the similarity of the two experiments?
A. Both use high-level flavones capsules.
B. The number of the subjects is the same.
C. Drinks and placebos are used in both experiments.
D. The subjects are divided into two groups in both experiments.
30. Why will Dr. Manson carry out the four-year study?
A. To prove the first experiment is wrong.
B. To carry out the experiment further.
C. To test how much flavones can improve our memory.
D. To show eating chocolate is better to improve memory.
31. What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A It's not necessary for us to eat chocolate.
B The more we eat flavones, the better our health will be.
C. In the future we can get flavones without eating chocolate.
D. It's easy for people to get the same level of flavones given to the test subjects.
There has been much debate since Titanic became one of the most successful films of all time: Did Rose leave Jack to die by not letting him up on the makeshift lifeboat as they floated in the ocean?
A U.S. television show, the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters recreated the dangerous conditions after the Titanic sank in 1912, and through a chain of hypothermia(体温过低) tests, has discovered Leonardo DiCaprio’s character would have survived the disaster had he lifted himself onto the board from which Rose, played by Kate Winslet, was rescued.
As fans of the film remember, Jack remains in the freezing water while Rose lies on a floating piece of the destroyed ship as he doesn’t want it turned over.
In the Oscar-winning film, Jack dies from hypothermia while Rose is rescued. Titanic director James Cameron told Mythbusters he believed the board wouldn’t have supported both Jack and Rose.
But the team found if Rose had taken off her life jacket and put it under the board it would have given them enough buoyancy to keep both of them floating.
In the film Rose was one of the last to be rescued. Historical documents show that the Officer Harold Lowe, who was made to rescue Rose, looked for survivors for 45 minutes.
In a separate test the team found that had Jack remained in the freezing water for over an hour he would have died from hypothermia.
Cameron, however, had the last word telling the TV show that Jack had to die as that’s what the plot called for. He said, “I think you’re missing the point here. The plot says Jack died. He has to die. So maybe we should have made the board a tiny bit smaller, but he’s still going down.”
32. The U.S. TV show did tests on Jack’s death ______.
A. after creating a difficult condition
B. by tying Rose’s life jacket to the boat
C. by testing how long one can hold out in cold water
D. after talking to the US director James Cameron
33. What does the underlined word “buoyancy” in Paragraph 5 probably mean?
A. Space. B. Warmth. C. Softness. D. Force.
34. Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
A. Finally Cameron agreed with the team.
B. Rose was the last one to be rescued.
C. Cameron thought the board was hard enough.
D. Kate Winslet’s character died from hypothermia.
35. What would be the best title for the text?
A. A superb film Titanic B. Jack’s Death for Nothing
C. Cameron’s Unreasonable Argument D. Jack’s Deep Love with Kate Winslet
How to communicate effectively
Effective communication is a must for everyone who hopes to be successful. It helps express your thoughts and improves your career prospects (前景) as well as strengthens relationships. Therefore, it’s necessary to work hard to improve your communication skills.
Before you are ready to talk to a group of people, you should think about what you are going to talk about. Although a printed copy of a speech may not be always necessary, highlighting a few important issues in your mind is a must. 37 And it reduces the possibilities of getting away from the main issues.
Choose your words
Choice of words is the most important part of any communication. Simple, clear words are appropriate for the issue you are discussing. Needless to say, words that could make your audience unpleasant are best kept out of the communication. Most people tend to be careful about their language while at work. 38 This may hurt your loved ones beyond your imagination.
Many people use body language by mistake and end up making a fool of themselves. Body language means keeping eye contact and using hand gestures only wherever required. 39 This will make your talk more of a stage performance and defeat its purpose.
Listen and concentrate
Communication is an exchange of ideas. Once you are done with your part, listen carefully to what other people plan to say. 40 Get rid of all distractions (分散注意力的事物) such as a phone before you begin communication. A distraction not only disturbs your focus, but it also causes your audience’s attention to wander.
A. Gather your thoughts
B. Prepare a copy of a speech
C. However, when they get home they often use colorful language.
D. This will help you remain focused throughout your communication.
E. If you are giving a speech, it is important that you focus on that activity only.
F. Effective communication is a gradual process and requires efforts on your part.
G. Remember, there is no need to speak every word with a gesture or facial expression.
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A, B, C和D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
When I was growing up my dad would often give me small tasks to finish to help out around the house. Some were easy but the three I remember the most were the three 41 of all. The first was helping to weed the four 42 we had. It was 43 work. I would rather ride my bike than crawl（爬行）in the dirt on my hands and knees 44 the thousands of weeds in our gardens. The second was piling firewood for 45 . It was tough work and I got more than my 46 of pieces. I would rather walk in the woods than piling it in rows. The third was 47 water from a mountain spring to our house. 48 our well water had too much iron in it to 49 .
Over the years, though, I learned to see the 50 in all the things my dad had made me do. Having fresh vegetables for dinner was a delight. 51 a cold glass of iced ten made from the mountain spring water was a pure 52 . Standing by the wood stove on a snowy December day was a wonderful way to 53 . I saw as well that all this work my dad had given me had
54 made me a better, stronger and more caring man. Most of all, I 55 that when I did my work with a(n) 56 heart, it didn’t fell like work at all.
Over the years I have learned something else too. When we do the work for our Heavenly Father with a 57 spirit, it doesn’t feel like work, either. It feels like every act of kindness, word of encouragement, and gift of love we share will only make our lives better, make our hearts happier, and bring out souls 58 to Heaven.
I am so 59 to both my dad and my Father in Heaven. They showed me the 60 of work and more importantly they showed me the pricelessness of love.
41. A. simplest B. toughest C. strangest D. wildest
42. A. schools B. companies C. gardens D. streets
43. A. boring B. exciting C. interesting D. relaxing
44. A. controlling B. keeping C. pushing D. pulling
45. A. festival B. winter C. holiday D. marriage
46. A. share B. charge C. point D. dream
47. A. protecting B. borrowing C. carrying D. conducing
48. A. because B. unless C. although D. but
49. A. boil B. match C. get D. drink
50. A. requirements B. attention C. rewards D. experience
51. A. Designing B. Enjoying C. Performing D. Developing
52. A. desire B. challenge C. surprise D. pleasure
53. A. turn up B. warm up C. stay up D. set up
54. A. unluckily B. immediately C. gradually D. temporarily
55. A. remembered B. ignored C. regretted D. realized
56. A. honest B. happy C. brave D. modest
57. A. loving B. complaining C. hating D. punishing
58. A. closer B. farther C. politer D. warmer
59. A. kind B. lucky C. grateful D. vital
60. A. key B. way C. goal D. value
A recent survey shows that storytelling ranks before television or video games among pastimes（消遣）for kids. The survey was carried out among 500 children aged 3—4 in Britain, of __61 over three—quarters said they wished their parents could read to them more often. Almost two—thirds of the kids said reading a story with their parents helped them sleep 62 （well） and more easily. According to the survey, there are two ways for parents 63 （become） good storytellers. They can use 64 （fun） voices to show different characters in a story. They can also make their own special sounds to keep the story 65 （interest） and attractive. When Mum and Dad aren’t at hand, over 30％ of kids would like to hear 66 bedtime story from famous people like Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Other movie stars like Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson 67 （welcome）by children, too.
“ 68 can be very difficult for parents to find the time to read with their children. But these moments can help build close relationship 69 parents and children, and also can play an important part in their child’s 70 （develop）,” said child psychologist Woolfson.
It was a freezing winter night. I pulled myself along the way before a long day’s work standing behind the counter. With an empty stomach and only ten-dollar note and a few pennies in the pocket, my life seemed hopelessly. Despite the warm Christmas atmosphere, my heart was frozen to dead. “Excuse me, Madam. Would you please be too kind as to give a few pennies? The little angels will appreciate for it.” A sweet voice rise behind me. I turned and found a plain-looked girl with two abandoned dogs. Without hesitations, I handed over the note in my pocket. Cheerfully the girl went away and she would never know how she saved my day and my life.
第二节 书面表达 (25分)
Dear fellow students,
Volunteering has a positive effect on our community. ______________________________________
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21-24 ADCD 25-27 CCD 28-31 CDBC 32-35 CD AB 36-40 B D CGF
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Dear fellow students,
Volunteering has a positive effect on our community. It can benefit us in several ways. First of all, volunteering can help us learn more about society and gain valuable experience. Secondly, by volunteering provides us with a good opportunity to put what we have learned to good use.
I hope more and more students will join the voluntary club of our school. Let’s express concern for the old and disabled people around us and offer a helping hand. Let’s clean the parks near our home. Let’s go to nursing homes to bring love to those in need.
Remember, we can make a difference to society if we are willing to lend a helping hand, so let’s take action.