1. What is the man going to China for?
A. To take a trip. B. To study Chinese. C. To visit a friend.
2. Who lost a French dictionary?
A. Bill. B. Mike. C. Tom.
3. What date is it today?
A. July 13th. B. July 14th. C. July 12th.
4. What is the man about to do?
A. Have a class. B. Read a book. C. Take an exam.
5. What will the man probably major in?
A. Law. B. Engineering. C. Medicine.
6. When will the woman meet Ted?
A. In half an hour. B. In an hour. C. In one and a half hours.
7. How will the woman go to the cinema?
A. By car. B. By taxi. C. By Bus.
8. What kind of movie does the man like watching?
A. Comedy. B. Action movie. C. War movies.
9. What does the man want to do next?
A. Do some writing. B. Go out for a drink. C. Go home and rest.
10. What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Workmates. B. Schoolmates. C. Neighbors.
11. Where are the two speakers?
A. In Paris. B. In London. C. In Rome.
12. What language does the man’s wife speak?
A. Italian. B. English. C. French.
13. Which of the following was just planted?
A. An apple tree. B. Some rose bushes. C. Some purple tomatoes.
14. What did the man do before?
A. A gardener. B. A farmer. C. A doctor.
15. Why is the man doing the gardening for the woman?
A. She dislikes working in the garden. B. She hired the man to work for her.
C. She is not feeling very well.
16. What will the woman do next?
A. Make the man a chocolate cake. B. Have some coffee with the man.
C. Give the man some money.
17. What is the highest temperature in southern areas today?
A. 16℃ B. 19℃ C. 23℃
18. What will the weather be like tomorrow morning in most of the southern half of the country?
A. Sunny. B. Cloudy. C. Windy.
19. When will it be rainy in most of the southern half of the country?
A. This evening. B. Tomorrow evening. C. Tomorrow afternoon.
20. What will keep temperatures in the north down to about 19℃?
A. The east wind. B. The storm. C. The fog.
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21. How can you become a member of the Metropolis Book Club?
A. By ordering a watch free of charge. B. By sending the advertisement to the club.
C. By choosing books with special prices. D. By returning the completed order form.
22. What information does the monthly magazine give members?
A. The percentage saved on each book.
B. The names of all the books sold by the club.
C. The list of the newest books available to buy.
D. The books that can be swapped by club members.
23. What can we infer from the last part of the passage?
A. At least four books should be bought each year.
B. Members can look at the books before they buy them.
C. Members need to buy the “Book of the Month”.
D. The more books bought, the higher the member’s grade.
If you’ve ever looked at a computer screen for hours on end, you probably know what it feels like when your eyes are tired and your head is tense.
What you are likely experiencing is digital eye strain (劳损). It could also lead to dry eyes. But are screens criminals behind needing glasses? Not necessarily, according to Melanie Schmitt, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin.
There has been an increase in cases of nearsightedness, but scientists don’t know if screens do the damage. “Several other factors can cause the phenomenon of nearsightedness, one of which is too much time spent indoors. Looking at a screen for too long can cause eye strain, but it doesn’t have any long lasting consequences,” Schmitt says.
A recent study by researchers in Madrid did find that LED lights—those used in screens—contributed to retina (视网膜) damage in the eyes of rats. However, more research is necessary to determine if the same effect occurs in humans.
You’re sure to feel the consequence of not taking screen breaks throughout the day. In order not to have digital eye strain, eye doctors say that you’d better take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes. It also works a little bit if you adjust your computer to remove a glare or use eye drops to keep your eyes wet.
“I always tell patients and parents that come in to see me the importance of getting children outside to play and be exposed in natural lighting,” Schmitt says. “This goes for adults, too. Going outside is an opportunity for the eyes to rest from near-work and look at distance instead.”
24. What will happen if you fix your eyes on a computer screen too long?
A. You’ll feel tired all over. B. You’ll have a bad headache.
C. You’ll suffer from eye injury. D. You’ll lose your eyesight temporarily.
25. In Schmitt’s opinion, which of the following can cause nearsightedness?
A. Staying indoors too long. B. Using LED lights.
C. Taking screen breaks. D. Using eye drops often.
26. What’s the best way to prevent digital eye strain?
A. To keep eyes wet all the time. B. To follow the 20/20/20 rule.
C. To avoid doing much near-work. D. To sit as far from the computer as possible.
27. What would be the best title for the text?
A. Are Screens Criminals Behind Needing Glasses?
B. A Recent Study on Eye Damages
C. How to Protect Your Eyes Timely?
D. An Increase in Cases of Nearsightedness
A Song of Ice and Fire is a seven-part series of fantasy written for adults. George R. R. Martin writes each chapter from the perspective of a specific character, providing a limited point of view for each section. The reader is able to understand the inner workings of the individual, but the reader is barred from a whole understanding of the text. The world he has created has magic, but there is much more than that. While magic exists, it exists on the edge, and the inner unrest of the characters is much more important.
His work also has a level of realness that is astonishing in a work of fantasy. Characters are imperfect, and many make questionable moral choices. In the end, however, Martin shows that both good and bad happen to both the people of high moral standard and the corrupt. He has made it clear that any character can die at any point, which has led to a lot of heartbreak from readers.
In 2011, A Song of Ice and Fire became a television series titled Game of Thrones. Martin has been closely involved with the production. It has currently run for seven seasons, and viewers anxiously await the eighth season to answer their questions from the season seven finale.
His fans are also waiting for The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, the next books in the series, to answer the questions Martin and the television show have not yet addressed. Martin, however, has no plans to rush. He has made it clear that he will continue to write the books while working on the television show and writing other novels.
But how will the story continue? What is going to happen in Westeros, and more importantly: when are we going to find out? Martinis skill as a writer has kept readers and viewers spellbound. Many hope he will finish the next book before the next season of the show begins, but no one knows with Martin. He always keeps his readers guessing.
28. One of the characteristics of A Song of Ice and Fire is ________.
A. each chapter is written from a limited point of view
B. magic is the center of the story
C. Martin has made imperfect characters die at any point
D. many characters make astonishing choices
29. What is George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire considered to be?
A. One of his masterworks of fantasy.
B. An unsuccessful screen adaptation.
C. An artistic creation for the TV.
D. One of the best TV programmes.
30. What does the word “address” in the fourth paragraph mean?
A. written B. spoken C. solved D. directed
31. How will the ending of the story be?
A. Interesting. B. Confusing. C. Novel. D. Unknown.
Punks，Ravers，Mods and Teddy Boys. No，these aren’t some hot new bands，but the names of a number of British youth subcultures from the last 70 years. Youth Club，a UK not-for-profit organization，released a book earlier this year celebrating many different subcultures from throughout Britain’s recent history.
“A catalyst(催化剂)for creativity on the worldwide stage，British youth culture movements from the Teddy Boys of the 1950s to the Grime Scene of the 2000s continue to play a pioneering role in music，fashion and creativity across the globe，” it wrote on its website.
These subcultures were traditionally a way for young people to show their personalities to others. Walking around London in the 1970s would have meant seeing dozens of young “punks”—people dressed in ripped denim，leather jackets，body piercings and with brightly-dyed hair on the streets. And in the 90s，“ravers” were young people who threw all-night parties in abandoned buildings or car parks.
So，what was the reason behind these subcultures?
“On both sides of the Atlantic，more and more young disappointed teenagers were looking for an escape from the boredom and restrictions of society，”wrote Ian Youngs，BBC entertainment reporter. “Unemployment，racial tensions and social changes added fuel to their fires. ”
Youth subcultures have almost disappeared in the West. Some experts believe the reason for this is the instant and low-priced availability of music and clothing in the Internet age. “Fashion and music，they’re much cheaper and they’re much faster today，” Ruth Adams，a culture lecturer at King’s College London told The Guardian.
“When I was a teenager，you had to stick to one type of music or fashion，because it cost more money. Now，it's all a bit vaguer，”she said，believing that it's harder to figure out someone’s personality or music tastes nowadays just by looking at them.
Despite this，Adams believes that today’s young people are still finding their own way to express themselves，but in a more modern way. “It’s certainly happening online，”she said. “It’s a lot easier to use personas(伪装)online just by showcasing certain types of mysterious knowledge. ”
32. What do we know about British youth subcultures?
A. They date back to the 1970s.
B. They were started by Youth Club.
C. They are contemporary culture movements.
D. They were a way for youths to express themselves.
33. What contributed to the appearance of these youth subcultures?
A. The easy access to music and clothing. B. Young people’s desire for freedom and fun.
C. The political pressure young people suffered. D. Young people’s longing for fame and wealth.
34. What does the underlined word “this” in Paragraph 6 probably refer to?
A. The faster and cheaper music. B. The instant and low-priced fashion.
C. The disappearance of youth subcultures. D. The availability of music and clothing.
35. Which of the following would Ruth Adams probably agree with?
A. Young people are less willing to express themselves.
B. Young people are less interested in music and fashion.
C. Music and fashion develop too fast for young people to follow.
D. The Internet makes it harder to tell the young’s real personalities.
Speaking in public is most people’s least favorite thing. The reason is that we are all afraid of making fools of ourselves. ___51___
But stop biting your finger-nails. Public speaking is easy. It’s just plain talking, and you talk all the time. Although I’m basically shy, I’ve been making speeches and talking on radio and television for more than 30 years, and I can tell you that public speaking is not a “gift” like musical talent. ____52____ Here are some of the lessons I have learned:
Your audience is going to come away with one or two of your main ideas. One or two. Not ten or twenty. ____53____ And if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to say, there’s no way your audience will. ____54____— how you are going to open, what major points you want to make and how you’re going to close.
When I do a radio or TV piece, I often write the last sentence first. ____55____ A strong close is critical: the last thing you say is what your audience will most likely remember.
The standard length of a vaudeville (杂耍) act is usually 12 minutes. If all those performers singing and dancing their hearts out couldn’t go on longer without boring the audience, what makes you think you can?
A. Some people are born to be good at making speeches.
B. Anybody who can talk can speak in public.
C. Try to relax yourself before making the speech.
D. The more important the speech is, the more frightened we become.
E. If you can’t express in a sentence or two what you intend to get across, then your speech is not focused well enough.
F. When you know where you’re headed, you can choose any route to get there.
G. No matter how long or short your speech is, you’ve got to get your ducks in a row.
I wrote my first poem at the age of seven and showed it to my mother. She read and cried, “Buddy, you really wrote a beautiful poem!” Shyly but 41 , I said yes. She poured out her 42 . “It was nothing short of talent!”
“What time will Father be home?” I asked. I could hardly wait to 43 my work to him. I spent quite some time 44 for his arrival. I wrote the poem out in my finest handwriting, drew a fancy border around it and 45 I placed it right on my father’s plate on the dining table. My father had begun his motion-picture career as a writer. I was sure he would be able to 46 my poem.
At almost 7 o’clock my father burst in. He seemed 47 . He circled the dining-room table, complaining about his employees. Suddenly he paused and glared at his plate. “What is this?” He was reaching for my poem.
“Ben, Buddy has written his first poem!” my mother began. “And it’s beautiful, absolutely amazing…”
“If you don’t mind, I’d like to decide for myself.” Father said.
I 48 my head as he read that poem. It was only ten lines. But it seemed to take hours. Then I heard him dropping the poem back on the table. Now came the moment of 49 .
“I think it’s terrible,” he said. I couldn’t look up. My eyes were getting 50 .
“Ben, these are the first lines of poetry he’s ever written,” my mother was saying. “He needs 51 .”
“I don’t know why.” My father held his ground. “Isn’t there enough awful poetry in the world already?” I couldn’t 52 it another second. I ran from the dining room crying. Up in my room I 53 myself on the bed and cried the worst of the 54 out of me.
That may have been the end of the story, but not of its 55 for me. I realized how fortunate I had been. I had a mother who said, “I think it’s wonderful!” and a father who drove me to hear with “I think it’s 56 .”
Every one of us needs that mother force, from which all 57 flows;and yet the mother force alone is incomplete. It needs the balance of the force that 58 , “Watch. Listen. Review. Improve.”
Those 59 voices of my childhood ring in my ears through the years, like two opposing winds blowing me. Between the two poles of 60 and doubt, both in the name of love, I try to follow my true course.
41. A. typically B. proudly C. anxiously D. honestly
42. A. motivation B. shock C. criticism D. praise
43. A. recite B. describe C. show D. introduce
44. A. waiting B. preparing C. praying D. planning
45. A. gradually B. desperately C. confidently D. casually
46. A. appreciate B. revise C. read D. polish
47. A. relaxed B. calm C. noble D. upset
48. A. shook B. lowered C. raised D. turned
49. A. decision B. excitement C. meditation D. devotion
50. A. dark B. wide C. wet D. bright
51. A. arrangement B. judgment C. encouragement D. adjustment
52. A. hold B. attain C. control D. stand
53. A. threw B. seated C. left D. kept
54. A. confusion B. pressure C. disappointment D. tiredness
55. A. challenge B. development C. difficulty D. significance
56. A. elegant B. awful C. fluent D. controversial
57. A. failure B. creation C. limit D. improvement
58. A. orders B. misleads C. cautions D. foresees
59. A. inspiring B. warning C. disturbing D. conflicting
60. A. confirmation B. restriction C. distrust D. disapproval
Anvitha Vijay, who is only nine years old, has built two educational apps. One is Smartkins Animals, which helps many ____61____ (child) identify more than 100 animals and ___62___other Rainbow Colors, which teaches kids colors....
With the help of YouTube videos, the young girl from Melbourne, Australia, learned to code (编程)at age 7 all by ____63____ (she). Soon, she was trying her hand at making apps. “When I first got my iPad, I ___64___ (attract)immediately by all the apps on it,” she told TFK. “It wasn’t long ___65___ I wanted to create my own.”
Anvitha’s skills won her scholarship to attend a big tech conference hosted by Apple in San Francisco, California. There, she got tips from the professionals and went to workshops ___66___ she learned about the latest software for app building. All that training led to an idea for a third app. This one, ___67____(call) GoalsHi, inspires kids to practice good habits.
Anvitha’s goal is to continue creating technology that helps kids learn while ____68____ (have)fun. But what’s even more ___69___ (importance) to her is that the world sees the power of technology in kids’ hands. “The more training we get in tech at an early age,” she says, “the ___70___ (good)chance we will have of becoming innovation champions who will one day change the world.”
As is often the case, when people are attending to meetings, having meals or waiting for buses, you can always find them addicted to their phones, completely ignored others.
This is really a common phenomenon in our life. The reason is why phones nowadays can be used for people to play mobile games and kept in touch with friends through QQ and Wechat. Therefore, too much exposure to phones are bad for people in terms of health. Moreover, people involving in phones fail to communicate well with those around us.
As far as I concerned, people should wisely make use of their phones to help with their work and study. Meanwhile, they should also care more to their family and friends rather than phones.
假定你是李华，你的英国朋友Leslie打算到中国成都大熊猫繁育研究基地(Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding)参观，请你写封信，给他一些建议。内容包括：
英 语 答 案
1-5 BACCA 6-10 CBBCB 11-15 AACBC 16-20 BCABA
21-25 DCBCA 26-30 BAAAC 31-35 DDBCD 36-40 DBEGF
41-45 BDCBC 46-50 ADBAC 51-55 CDACD 56-60 BBCDA
61. children 62. the 63. herself 64. was attracted 65. before
66. where 67. called 68. having 69. important 70. better
As is often the case, when people are attending to meetings, having meals or waiting for
buses, you can always find them addicted to their phones, completely ignored others.
This is really a common phenomenon in our life. The reason is why phones nowadays can be
used for people to play mobile games and kept in touch with friends through QQ and Wechat.
Therefore, too much exposure to phones are bad for people in terms of health. Moreover, people
involving in phones fail to communicate well with those around us.
As far as I concerned, people should wisely make use of their phones to help with their work
and study. Meanwhile, they should also care more to their family and friends rather than phones.
I’m more than glad to receive your letter where you said you would pay a visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China and asked me for advice. The following are my suggestions:
First, it is convenient for your to travel by subway or take a taxi to the base. Second, it is a good idea that you take a tour in fall, as you may have a chance to watch newly-born baby pandas. At last, do remember to wear walking shoes because the base is large beyond your expectation.
Hope you will have a good time in China. Looking forward to your reply.