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1. What is the most probable relationship between the two speakers?[
A. Husband and wife
C. Teacher and student
2. Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. In a hospital
B. In a shop
C. In a restaurant\
3. What does the man think of his vacation?
A. It is not good.
B. It is wonderful.
C. It is too tiring.
4. When will the plane take off?
A. At 10:10.
B. At 10:15.
C. At 10:30.
5. What is the man doing now?
A. Watching TV.
B. Playing the computer.
C. Working on a paper.
6. What did the man do on Friday?
A. He had an English class.
B. He attended a class activity.
C. He visited a museum of rocks.
7. Why is it very easy to find different rocks there?
A. Because it gets hot during the day, but it cools off very quickly at night.
B. Because there are many different rocks.
C. Because there are very few plants.
8. How many days does the man go to school every week in his country?
A. Five days.
B. Five days and a half.
C. Six days.
9. Where is the man going next?
A. To the canteen.
B. To the library.
C. To the dormitory.
10. How many nights will the man be staying?
A. 3 nights.
B. 4 nights.
C. 5 nights.
11. What room does the man need?
A. A smoking room with a good view of the ocean.
B. A smoking room without facing the street.
C. A non-smoking room facing the street.
12. How much will the man pay?
B. $ 456
13.Where does the woman probably work?
A. At a university.
B. At a house agency.
C. At a supermarket.
14. What is the man’s requirement about the rent?
A. No more than 100 dollars a month.
B. Less than 80 dollars a month.
C. More than 150 dollars a month.
15. What can we know about the second flat?
A. It’s smaller but more expensive.
B. It has two bedrooms but it’s on a noisy street.
C. It’s a little far away from the university.
16. What will the man probably do next?
A. Rent the second flat.
B. Go to see the second flat.
C. Finish typing the material.
17. Who is Xiao Dong?
A. A postgraduate student learning in the UK.
B. An employee in a foreign company.
C. A graduate returning from the UK.
18. Why do many people with a foreign degree reject job offers in China?
A. Because the work in China is too demanding.
B. Because they can find better jobs abroad.
C. Because of the unsatisfactory salary offered by the companies.
19. What makes Xiao Dong doubt whether she made the right decision to go for abroad?
A. Foreign companies don’t like her foreign experience or English language skills.
B. Many domestic graduates can meet the language requirements of companies.
C. Her major is not so good in the UK
20. What is the man’s attitude toward learning abroad?
A. He thinks people should think twice before making the decision.
B. He thinks people should not expect too much.
C. He thinks it is still as golden as before.
A boy shivers in the harsh Oslo winter, wrapping his arms around himself on a bus stop bench. He isn’t wearing a coat and temperatures in the Norwegian capital regularly plunge to -10℃ during winter.
A heartbreaking scene, but the actions of the ordinary people who witnessed the dilemma of 11 year old Johannes Lonnestad Flaaten are both joyous and inspiring.
A young blonde woman who sat next to the boy and noticed him rubbing his arms. She immediately asked him: “Don't you have a jacket?” “No, someone stole it”, he replied. She questioned him and discovered he was on a school trip and was told to meet his teacher at the bus stop. She asked him the name of his school and where he was from as she selflessly draped(挂上) her own coat around his shoulders. Later, another older woman at first gave him her scarf, then wrapped him in her large padded jacket. Throughout the day, more and more people offered Johannes their gloves and even the coats off their backs as they waited for their bus.
Johanne's dilemma was a hidden camera experiment by Norwegian charity SOS Children's Village as part of their winter campaign to gather donations to send much-needed coats and blankets to help Syrian children get through the winter. Many of the refugees (难民）have left their homes without winter clothing.
"People should care as much about children in Syria as they care about this boy," Synne Ronning, the information head of SOS Children`s Villages Norway, told The Local. She also noted that the child was a volunteer who was never in any danger during the filming.
21. According to the text, how can we describe the experiment?
22.What do we know about the young blonde woman?
A. She thought the boy was lying at first.
B. She was not sure of what the boy said.
C. She gave the boy a hand in the end.
D. She cared very little about others.
23.What can we learn from Synne Ronning's words in Paragragh 5?
A. People have done much to help children in Syria.
B. The boy was only well protected in the filming.
C. There should be more volunteers involved.
D. Children in Syria deserve to be cared for.
When I was a kid in Minnesota, watermelon was a delicacy(美味). One of my father's buddies, Bernie, was a successful fruit-and-vegetable wholesaler, who operated a warehouse in St. Paul.
Every summer, when the first watermelons rolled in, Bernie would call. Dad and I would go to Bernie's warehouse and take up our positions. We'd sit on the edge of the dock, feet dangling（摇晃）, and lean over, minimizing the volume of juice we were about to spill on ourselves.
Bernie would take his machete（刀）, crack our first watermelon, hand us both a big piece and sit down next to us. Then we'd bury our faces in watermelon, eating only the heart - the reddest, juiciest, firmest, most seed-free, most perfect part - and throw away the rest.
Bernie was my father's idea of a rich man. I always thought it was because he was such a successful businessman. Years later, I realized that what my father admired about Bernie's wealth was less its substance than its application. Bernie knew how to stop working, get together with friends and eat only the heart of the watermelon.
What I learned from Bernie is that being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to eat only the heart of the watermelon. Others are rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead.
If you don't take the time to dangle your feet over the dock and chomp into life's small pleasures, your career is probably overwhelming your life.
For many years, I forgot that lesson I'd learned as a kid on the loading dock. I was too busy making all the money I could.
Well, I've relearned it. I hope I have time left to enjoy the accomplishments of others and to take pleasure in the day. That's the heart of the watermelon. I have learned again to throw the rest away.
Finally, I am rich.
24. Why did the author's father think Bernie was a rich man?
A. Because Bernie was a successful businessman.
B. Because his father admired Bernie's wealth.
C. Because Bernie was good at making friends.
D. Because Bernie knew how to fully enjoy life.
25. What did the author learn from Bernie?
A. Being free is what he pursues.
B. Being rich is a state of mind.
C. A lot of money makes him happy.
D. He likes paying all the bills.
26. According to the text, what does “the heart of the watermelon” mean to the author?
A. Making a lot of money.
B. Having more watermelons.
C. Being a wholesaler.
D. Enjoying every day.
27. What's the purpose of the text?
A. To introduce a successful person in business.
B. To warn us of the hardships of becoming rich.
C. To remind us of the true meaning of richness.
D. To give tips on how to work with others.
Have you ever been given something you don’t like or doesn’t fit, but you don’t want to hurt the feelings of the person who thinks about you? You’re not alone. Everyone has received an unwanted gift at least once in his or her life. That doesn’t mean the item is bad or useless. It simply means that it doesn’t work for you.
If you find yourself with something nice but that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle, consider regifting it. Before you do that, make sure you understand the manners of this practice that is more and more common as people find it difficult to make ends meet to a great extent.
There are specific things you should do to an item. Failure to do any of them may create an awkward situation. You never have to lie about what you are doing, but you don’t want to be in the position of having to explain anything. For example, remove the original wrapping paper and rewrap it in your own; make sure the box is in good condition so the item doesn’t appear used; check the item and make sure there are no cards or names on the packaging; inspect the item and make sure it is in excellent condition.
When you get ready for regifting, consider having a white elephant gift exchange for your next celebration. This removes all the embarrassment of being caught regifting because that’s the whole purpose of the event. In order to prevent hurting feelings, provide everyone with a guest list and ask them not to bring anything given by the people on that list.
28. Why does the author begin the passage with a question?
A. To share a hot phenomenon. B. To introduce the following part.
C. To ask for readers’ answers. D. To point out a common opinion.
29. What most contributes to the growing regifting?
A. People’s lack of money. B. People’s dislike of the gifts.
C. People’s reduced desire for gifts. D. People’s understanding of its manners.
30. What’s mainly talked about in Paragraph 3?
A. What to do before regifting.
B. How to make use of unwanted gifts.
C. What kind of gifts to be regifted.
D. Why regifting can cause embarrassment.
31. What does the underlined phrase in the last paragraph mean?
A. Suitable but valueless.
B. Expensive and useful.
C. Packaged and invaluable.
D. Nice but unsuitable.
JOHANNESBURG—They say cats have nine lives. Now a Chinese toad(蟾蜍) has joined that club of clever survivors.
South Africans are shocked at the endurance of a toad that got trapped in a cargo shipment from China to Cape Town, after jumping into a porcelain candlestick(烛台) that was made there. South African officials reportedly planned to put down the creature, fearing it would cause harm as an invasive species if it were let go in the wild.
But the toad got a last-minute pardon. Mango Airlines, a South African airline, transported the toad on Friday to Johannesburg for delivery to an animal shelter, after officials decided to find a way to let the toad live. The two-hour flight was a breeze compared to the trip from China, a long way of many weeks and thousands of kilometers across the Indian Ocean.
Airline spokesman Hein Kaiser said the toad got “first-class treatment”, sitting in a transparent plastic container with escort Brett Glasby, an animal welfare inspector. There was even a ceremony, in which the toad’s boarding pass was handed to Glasby.
“He was the star of the show on the flight,” Kaiser said of the amphibious(两栖的) passenger. “I think every passenger stopped to have a look.”
On landing in Johannesburg, the toad was brought out of its container for a celebrity-style photo shoot. Observers said the brown toad seemed like a cool customer. It belongs to the Asian Toad species, which breeds during the monsoon(季风) season. It is believed to have survived the trip from China by hardening its skin to prevent it from drying out, and also by slowing its breathing and heart rate—methods that help the species survive in times of drought.
“We’ve had snakes in imported timber and scorpions(蝎子) in fruit. We were called because the toad was right inside the candlestick, and we had to break it to get it out” Glasby, the inspector, told The Star, a South African newspaper.
32. What is the passage mainly about?
A. Asian toads can’t get used to the life in South Africa.
B. South Africa ignores the protection of animals.
C. An Asian toad gets a new home in South Africa.
D. Workers shipped a toad to South Africa on purpose.
33. If the toad is released into the wild, _________.
A. it will make the locals feel shocked
B. it will lose its life in the wild
C. it might flee into another country
D. it might harm the native species
34. The toad was able to arrive in South Africa alive_________.
A. because it formed hard skin to protect itself
B. because it escaped all attacks and hunts
C. because it used to stop its breath in winter
D. because it was lucky to be given a chance
35. It can be inferred from the passage that_________.
A. a candlestick is the best place for a toad
B. droughts make toads live longer
C. sometimes animals are transported accidentally
D. no one has seen such a big toad in Africa
How to Build Healthy Interpersonal Relationship
Human beings are social creatures and thrive(茁壮成长) in relationships with others. A healthy part to be a well-rounded, happy individual is engaging in healthy relationships with others. These friendships can provide safe environments in which individuals can thrive and help promote general well-being. 36 .
Know your worth.
One of the first steps in building healthy interpersonal relationships is understanding one’s value. When an individual is aware of and treasures what he or she has, the building of relationships can be founded on that knowledge. 37 . Everyone has talents. When this worth is discovered, a person can then make use of these skills in approaching interpersonal relationships. If someone is a good listener, showing how to develop this skill can attract relationships with individuals who have a need for this talent.
Recognize the value of others.
38 In a healthy interpersonal relationships, both parties should be respected and feel as if they are valued in the friendship. When contributions to the relationship become one-sided, the relationship will move from healthy to unhealthy.
Another way to build healthy relationships is to make friends with someone who shares the same value systems and lifestyles. Knowing that a friend will not request something from an individual will help to foster trust in the relationship. 40 The relationship can grow on this familiarity. Trust can also develop from these similarities and go a long way in fostering a healthy friendship.
A. Be true to yourself.
B. Everyone has worth.
C. Seek out individuals with similar value systems.
D. Here are some tips to build healthy interpersonal relationships.
E. Also, having the same lifestyle can provide a link of familiarity.
F. A healthy interpersonal relationship cannot be built on dishonesty.
G. Along with understanding one's worth is recognizing and understanding the worth of others.
About 30 years ago, I left Cuba for the United States with my 4-year-old son. After getting 41 finally in Brunswick, New Jersey, I enrolled (注册) my son in 42 . Several weeks later, my son’s teacher asked me to meet him at his 43 .
In the teacher’s office, an exchange of 44 was followed by his questions: “Is your son mentally retarded (弱智的)？ Does he suffer from any kind of 45 disability?”
Was he talking about my wonderful Scola? No, no it can’t be. What a 46 , lonely moment! I told him that Scola was a quiet, sweet little boy, instead. I asked him why he was asking me all these questions.
My son could not 47 the teacher’s directions, he told me, and 48 , Scola was disrupting the class. Didn’t he know my son did not speak English yet?
He was 49 ; “Why hasn’t your son been taught to speak English? Don’t you speak English at home?”
No, I didn’t speak English at home, I 50 . I was sure my son would learn English in a couple of months, and I didn’t want him to forget his 51 language. Well, wrong answer! What kind of person would not speak in English to her son at home and at all time? “Are you one of those people who come to this country to save dollars and send them back to their country, 52 wanting to be a part of this society?”
53 , I tried to tell him I was not one of “those people”. Then he told me the 54 was over, and I left.
As I had 55 , my son learned to speak English 56 before the school year was over. He went on to graduate from college and got a 57 , earning close to six figures. He travels widely and leads a well-adjusted, contented life. And he has 58 from being bilingual (双语的).
Speaking more than one language allows people to 59 with others; it teaches people about other 60 and other places – something very basic and obviously lacking in the “educator” I met in New Jersey.
41. A. solved B. settled C. situated D. involved
42. A. school B. company C. community D. kindergarten
43. A. office B. home C. house D. workshop
44. A. questions B. greetings C. information D. requests
45. A. physical B. emotional C. educational D. mental
46. A. careless B. helpless C. useless D. worthless
47. A. hear B. repeat C. follow D. explain
48. A thus B. however C. otherwise D. though
49. A. angry B. calm C. surprised D.sad
50. A. refused B. replied C. reminded D. rewarded
51. A. spoken B. written C. second D. native
52. A. often B. never C. seldom D. once
53. A. Needless to say B. Beyond words
C. For no reason D. To make matters worse
54. A. instruction B. blame C. meeting D. discussion
55. A. planned B. noted C. suggested D. expected
56. A. easily B. fluently C. hardly D. exactly
57. A. job B. degree C. chance D. scholarship
58. A. suffered B. benefited C. learned D. grown
59. A. deal B. stay C. communicate D. match
60. A. languages B. customs C. traditions D. cultures
Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden and then moved to Russia with his parents in 1842, where his father made a strong position for 61 in the engineering industry, but unfortunately went bankrupt few years later.Nobel had never been to school 62 university, but had studied 63 (private) and became a skillful chemist and excellent linguist, __64 (speak) Swedish, Russian, German, French and English. Unlike his father, he had better luck in business and showed more 65 (finance) sense. He was quick to see industrial chances for his scientific inventions and 66 (build) up over eighty companies in twenty different countries.But his main concern was never with making money or even with making scientific 67 (discover). Instead, he was always searching for a 68 (mean) for life. In 1896, Nobel died in Italy. In his will, he left money 69 (provide) prizes for outstanding work in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine, Literature and Peace. And so, the man is remembered and respected long 70 his death.
The sun was just slowly come up over the mountains today as I took my dogs for its morning walk. I smiled as I watched the clouds gradually turn to white and gold. The air was cool and I wore a big smile in my face. Even though there weren’t leaf on the trees, but I could still hear birds singing songs of spring. Even my dogs seemed to notice the different in the air. They were playing instead of just do their morning business in the grass. The particular golden sun seemed to make it a beautiful day. As I headed back, I realize something. The beauty of day didn’t come from the warmth of the sun. It came from the warmth within my own heart and soul.
I’m Li Hua, a Senior 3 student from Xinhua Middle School. ______________________________
Yours sincerely, Li Hua
61. himself 62.or 63. privately 64. speaking 65.financial
62. 66.built 67.discoveries 68.meaning 69.to provide 70.after
71. come改为coming 72. its改为their
73. in改为on 74. leaf改为leaves
75. 去掉but 或but改为yet 76. different改为difference(s)
77. do改为doing 78. particular改为particularly
79. realize改为realized 80. 在day前加the
I’m Li Hua, a Senior 3 student from Xinhua Middle School. I’m writing to sign up for the individual oral English training program offered online.
Like most other Chinese Senior 3 students, I have learnt English for more than 7 years and I’ve learned basic grammar rules and vocabulary. However, without easy access to an English environment, I’m quite poor in spoken English. Besides, my pronunciation needs correcting and improving. So I’d like you to recommend an appropriate teacher for me. Besides, faced with the coming college entrance examination, I can only spare one hour a week for the course, which had better be scheduled on weekends.
Your early arrangement and reply will be greatly appreciated.
Yours sincerely, Li Hua