1.-Professor Gao, excuse me for interrupting you, but I've got some questions to ask you.
A. Go ahead B. Never mind C. Hold on D. No problem
2.To honor the victory of the war of China's resistance,一 President Xi Jinping announced to
cut China's troops by 300,000 by 2017 to show___ nation's determination to the path of
A./; the B. the; a C. the; the D. the;，
3. A waterfall theme park in Kunming, finished and opened to public for free last month ,____a
400-meter-wide manmade waterfall and attracts thousands of visitors.
A. expands B. localizes C. occupies D. features
4. -I didn't receive my friend's parcel that was supposed to come three days ago.
-I'm sorry, Sir. It____ have been taken away by mistake or could have been sent to a wrong
A. would B. should C. might D. need
5. A strong time awareness makes us give priority to the____ and immediate rather than the
important and strategic.
A. vital B. urgent C. practical D. temporary
6.In the book Forgive for Good, the author thinks forgiveness does good to our organs, reduces the
of the immune system and allows people to feel energetic.
A. making out B. turning out C. coming out D. wearing out
7.the wedding ceremony began, the couple nervously repeated their vows "we promise to
love each other for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health".
A，So B．As C．While D．If
8． 一concerns the neighboring countries is that North Korea has carried out its first hydrogen
A. Which B. Whatever C. What D. That
9- 一sour, the milk I bought from the supermarket was thrown out immediately.
A. Smelt B. Being smelt C. Smelling D. Having been smelt
10. The key to real happiness is not wealth or physical well-being .I think ____is an
accomplishment ,a triumph of soul and character.
A. staying happy B. having stayed happy
C. stay happy D. stayed happy
11. Thanks to the measures taken by the US government, the unemployment rate____t0 40% by
the end of last year.
A. has fallen B. fell C. falls D. had fallen
12. Slowing down economic development to protect the environment is a big ____made by the
A. commitment B. ambition C. project D. task
13. The UN Security Council had an emergent meeting____ the nuclear test carried out by North
A. in response to B. in control of C. in honor of D. in addition to
14. Her thoughts flashed back to her wedding day when she____ some old photographs in a drawer.
A. put across B. came across C. went across D .got across
15. Tom used to visit his parents____ ,but he couldn't spare time to do so after he got his present
A. particularly B. approximately C. regularly D. especially
16. -I'm going to visit you this weekend or ____it's convenient to you.
-Saturday night will be Okay.
A. however B. whenever C. whatever D. whichever
17.'The Paris terrorism attacks might never have happened if enough measures____ in advance",
said Russian President Putin in an interview.
A. had been taken B. was taken C. has been taken D. is taken
18. In a ceremony in Beijing on 4 January ,a minor planet(小行星)was named ____Tu Youyou, a
Chinese scientist who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
A. for B. after C. about D. with
19. After being ____by his teacher for being late, Tom said he would try to break the habit of going
to bed late and try to get up earlier.
A. criticized B. reminded C. advised D. warned
20. -I've been practicing my spoken English almost every day this term.
A. Good luck B. Cheer up C. Keep it up D. You're right
Once, I met a taxi driver, a man in his late 30s, who picked me up and drove me to my destination.
As we 2 1 along the road, I asked him how his business was. He told me 22 .that his
business was just fine, but the cost of gas was really hurting his bottom line. We then 23 a
spirited discussion and got around to discussing the job environment.
He told me that he had difficulty getting another type of work because of his 24 .”I am a
former criminal," he said 25 ，"People look at my record and then I'm done," he complained.“I
know I messed up but I've turned my life 26 and have been clean for several years", he went on
to explain quietly and without 27.
“It is never 28 to start a new life, "I said,¨ 29 me critical thing is that you are starting
and that you have options."
The driver seemed to be 30_ _as he looked back at me from the front seat. "Like what kind of
options?" He asked.
“If you don't want to drive a taxi for the rest of your life, then you can make a 31 to go back
to school, even part-time, so you can 32 for a trade or some other occupation you are interested
in." I replied.
Later, as I said goodbye to the driver, I felt a moment of pain for him. But, at the same time, the
driver is like a lot of other people I have met over the years-only 33 is that they are not former
criminals. They are still in a type of prison each day of the week. These are people who already have
good jobs and good reputations but are totally 34 with their lives. The daily 35 they go
to is one where work is 36 ,where each day is full of worry wishing for something better. This is a
prison of the 37 ．
If these words 38 your daily life, know that there is always an opportunity t0 39
your life if you set your sights on a higher level and take action towards it. The decision is yours and
yours 40 ．
21. A. rolled B. run C. walked D. fled
22. A. chiefly B. mainly C. directly D. briefly
23. A. entered into B. came into C. broke into D. run into
24. A. information B. knowledge C. background D. personality
25. A. loudly B. straightforwardly C. secretly D. quietly
26. A. off B .in C. around D. down
27. A. anger B. happiness C. sorrow D. envy
28. A. hard B. easy C. rare D. common
29. A. and B. so C. thus D. but
30. A. excited B. surprised C .thrilled D. frightened
31. A. choice B. difference C. contribution D. promise
32. A. struggle B. work C. qualify D. choose
33. A. trouble B. difficulty C. difference D. challenge
34. A. satisfied B. dissatisfied C. happy D. unhappy
35. A. place B. destination C. area D. prison
36. A. hated B. enjoyed C. preferred D. honored
37. A. brain B. mind C. body D. thought
38. A. equal B. encourage C. describe D. introduce
39. A. change B. quit C. leave D. decide
40. A. mainly B. alone C. lonely D. merely
I didn't cry when I learned l was the parent of a mentally handicapped child. I just sat still and didn't
When Kristi was old enough, we sent her to a kindergarten. It would have been comforting to cry the
day I left her in that room full of kids. Kristi had spent hour upon hour playing by herself, but this
moment, when she was the "different" child among them, she was probably the loneliest.
However, positive things began to happen to Kristi in her school, and to her schoolmates, too. Kristi's
classmates always took pains to praise her: "Kristi got all her spelling words right today." No one
bothered to add that her spelling list was easier than anyone else's.
Later, she faced a very special challenge. The final event of the term was a program based on a final
outcome of the year's music and physical education activities. Kristi was behind in both. My husband and
I dreaded the day as well.
On the day of the program, Kristi pretended to be sick. Desperately I wanted to keep her home. Surely
missing one program couldn't matter_ But my conscience wouldn't let me off that easily. So I
practically got a pale, reluctant Kristi onto the school bus.
Just as I had forced my daughter to go to school, now I forced myself to go to the program. At the
kindergarten, I felt worried because of her slow and clumsy reactions, she would surely hold up her team.
The performance went well until it was time for the sack race. Surely Jenny would find it tough. Now
each child had to climb into a sack, hop to a goal line, return and climb out of the sack. I noticed Jenny
standing near the end of her line of players.
But as her turn to join, a change took place in her team. The tallest boy behind Kristi placed his hands
on her waist. Two other boys stood ahead of her. The moment the player in front of Kristi stepped from
the sack, those two boys grabbed the sack and held it open while the tall boy lifted Kristi and dropped
her into it. A girl ahead took her hand and supported her. Kristi gained her balance. Then off she hopped,
smiling and proud.
At the cheers of teachers, schoolmates and parents, I silently thanked the warm, understanding people
in life who make it possible for my disabled daughter to be like her fellow human beings.
Then I finally cried.
41. When sending her daughter to the kindergarten, the writer must have felt _
A. lonely B. cheerful C. worried D. scared
42. What does the underlined sentence imply?
A. It didn't matter to miss one program because it was not important.
B. It gave the author a good excuse not to send Kristi to the program.
C. Kristi's illness prevented her from taking part in the program.
D. The teachers wouldn't blame Kristi for she was ill.
43. What does Paragraph 6 & 7 mainly tell us?
A. The writer was worried about her daughter's performance.
B. The sack race is very difficult for the kids at the kindergarten.
C. The writer was unwilling to go to watch the program.
D. All the kids performed well in the games except the sack race.
44. The author expressed her gratitude mainly because
A. her daughter Kristi won the competition with the help of her teammates
B. her daughter's teammates helped her experience the happy feeling of her age
C. the teachers at the kindergarten arranged some teammates to help her daughter
D. the other kids' parents cheered for her daughter's good performance
45. What's the best title of the passage?
A. The day I cried B. An unforgettable experience
C. My disabled daughter D. A warm-hearted teamwork
The majority of the world's most powerful and influential positions remain in men's hands. But the
imbalance is gradually tilting - and it shows. In 2015, some of the biggest news and successes resulted
from the actions of women. Here are the new faces who inspired, defied, guided or moved the world.
Traditionally, the top U.S. law-enforcement official is not well-known outside of the United States,
but Attorney General Loretta Lynch not only made headlines around the world, she also brought a
particular kind of change that billions of people had longed for but thought was out of reach.
Lynch surprised the world by taking on the entrenched(根深蒂固), corrupt officials of FIFA, the
governing body of the world's most popular sport, soccer. She had the bravery to do what nobody else
had dared. FIFA officials, she declared, had engaged in "rampant, systematic and deep-rooted" corruption,
and it was time to "bring wrongdoers to justice."
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
When the Ebola epidemic(蔓延) took on alarming proportions in West Africa, it was tough for
Liberia, one of the centers of the crisis.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the leader of Liberia, pleaded for international help. One reason the world
responded is because the unbeatable President has international moral stature. She played a key role in
guiding her country after cruel civil wars and received the Nobel Peace Prize for her effort.
Johnson Sirleaf not only helped bring an end to the epidemic, she did something just as remarkable:
She revealed her emotions and admitted her faults. When it was all over she said she had been afraid, and
conceded she had made big mistakes as a result of her fear. Then she showed gratitude. Instead of
collecting honors, she thanked all the people and countries who made victory against Ebola possible.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The symbolic Burmese leader, also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, put the skeptics and the cynics(愤
世嫉俗) to shame. To those who said nonviolent resistance could not defeat a vicious armed opponent,
she seemed to say "just watch."
Following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., she endured a
long struggle against the pitiless military rulers of Myanmar. She gained international support for
economic approval that helped persuade the generals to loosen their control, leading to elections in 2015
and an overwhelming victory for her National League for Democracy. She remains a global symbol of
It's a tough challenge to find a single human being who may be responsible for saving as many lives.
The Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou, one of three winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine,
took a different route in attacking one of the world's biggest killers, malaria.
Research into ancient Chinese texts led her to discover the compounds that help prevent a disease
that still kills about half a million people every year, transmitted by mosquitoes in water-logged jungles.
The discovery has resulted in medication that has saved millions of lives.
46. The main purpose of the passage is to _
A. tell us that men's status in the world was becoming less important in 2015
B. introduce several great women and their achievements in 2015
C. analyze the reasons why some great women became the 2015 biggest news
D. show readers the importance of several great women who were powerful in 2015
47. Among the women mentioned above, who did not win the Nobel Prize?
A. Loretta Lynch B. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf C. Aung San Suu Kyi D. Tu Youyou
48. Ellen Johnson Sirleafwas regarded as remarkable for the following EXCEPT
A. that she contributed a lot to preventing the epidemic from spreading
B. that she bravely acknowledged her fear and her mistakes
C. that she appealed for international help in fighting against Ebola.
D. that she expressed her gratitude to those who fought Ebola together
49. It can be inferred from the passage that _
A. many people have dealt with the corruption of FIFA, but failed
B. thanks to Tu Youyou's discovery, the patients attacked by malaria will undoubtedly be saved
C. Aung San Suu Kyi won the victory with the guidance of Gandhi and Martin Luther King
D. some great women's successes are shaking the men's control of the world
How sharks navigate the vast and seemingly featureless ocean has long been a mystery. Now there's
evidence they may follow their noses.
Sharks rely on their sense of smell to help chart a path through the ever-shifting waters of the deep
seas, according to a new study.
Scientists have supposed that the animals navigate by monitoring smell clues or the Earth's
magnetic field, but no one knew for sure.
In new experiments near San Diego, scientists ferried wild leopard sharks about 6 miles (10
kilometers) away from their preferred habitats, fitted them with tracking devices, and stuffed some of the
animals' noses with cotton balls.
Just 30 minutes after being released facing the wrong way, sharks with full use of their smells made
a corrective U-turn and then headed straight back to shore," says study leader Andrew Nosal, a researcher
at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ,California. Sharks with stuffed noses, meanwhile, "appeared
lost," wandering aimlessly and swimming more slowly than those that could smell freely.
To test sharks' sense of direction, Nosal and colleagues captured several dozen leopard sharks, a
small species found along the coast from Washington State to northern Mexico.
After blocking some of the animals' noses, the scientists then took the animals on a cruise to deeper
waters before slipping them, safe and unharmed, back into the sea. Even the sharks with plugged noses
made it partway back to shore before their tracking devices fell off, the scientists report in the January 6
issue of the journal PLOS ONE. But those with unplugged noses "took very straight paths" toward home.
Nosal supposes the sharks likely sniffed out chemical molecules found in higher and higher doses nearer
Other scientists, however, remain unconvinced.
Maybe the animals with plugged noses "were confused by the fact that they had something stuffed
in their nose," says Kim Holland, a marine biologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
It's also unlikely the animals were following a smell that grew stronger closer to land, adds Jayne
Gardiner, a sensory biologist at the New College of Florida.
Perhaps the sharks were smelling something from the direction of the land that drew their attention
and then followed other clues, such as water temperature or light levels, she says.
Animals that couldn't smell a thing still turned toward the beach, which "suggests something else is
really guiding them," she says.
Study leader Nosal responds that sharks with cotton-stuffed nose willingly eat, suggesting that a
congested nose doesn't upset them much.
He agrees that sharks use a variety of markers to find their way, "but the point is [smell] participates
in navigation," he says.
"Our study was only the first step in solving this mystery."
50. This passage is mainly about _
A. why sharks have a good sense of smell B. how sharks find their way in the vast ocean
C. how scientists do the experiment D. why sharks are clever animals
51. Which is true about the experiments done by the scientists according to the passage?
A. Scientists chose sharks' preferred habitats in order to track the animals easily.
B. Scientists plugged the sharks' noses to test sharks navigation relying on their sense of smell.
C. After being taken to deeper waters, sharks with plugged noses couldn't make it back to the shore.
D. The sharks in the experiments aren't willing to eat due to the plugged noses.
52. Which of the following best explains the meaning of the underlined word "congested"?
A. Covered. B. Surrounded. C. Sharpened. D. Blocked.
53. We can infer from the passage that
A. there are various markers for sharks to find their way and eyes play an important role in it
B. the new study has completely solved the mystery of sharks easy navigation in the vast ocean
C. some scientists hold different opinions from the findings of the new study
D. the sharks likely sniffed out chemical molecules found in higher and higher doses nearer to land
54. What's the purpose of writing this passage?
A. To call on people to protect the sharks.
B. To present different opinions on the mystery of the sharks
C. To inform the readers of the findings of a new study.
D. To let people learn more about the sharks.
"Why do we have to learn all this dumb stuff?"
Of all the complaints and questions I have heard from my students during my years in the classroom,
this was the one most frequently asked. I would answer it by telling the following legend.
One night a group of nomads(游牧民) were preparing to retire for the evening when suddenly they
were surrounded by a great light. They knew they were in the presence of a godly being. With great
expectation, they awaited a heavenly message of great importance that they knew must be especially for
Finally, the voice spoke, "Gather as many pebbles (鹅卵石) as you can. Put them in your bags.
Travel a day's journey and tomorrow night will find you glad and it will find you sad."
The nomads shared their disappointment and anger with each other. They had expected the
inspiration of a great universal truth that would enable them to create wealth, health and purpose for the
world. But instead they were given a silly task that made no sense to them at all. However, the memory
of the brilliance of their visitor caused each one to pick up a few pebbles and store them in their bags
while voicing their displeasure.
They traveled a day's journey and that night while making camp, they reached into their bags and
discovered every pebble they had gathered had become a diamond. They were glad they had diamonds.
They were sad they had not gathered more pebbles.
It was an experience I had with a student, whom I shall call Alan, early in my teaching career that
illustrated the truth of that legend to me.
When Alan was in the eighth grade, he majored in "trouble" with a minor in "suspensions (停学)".
He had studied how to be a bully and was getting his master's degree in "thievery".
Every day I had my students memorize a quotation from a great thinker. As I called roll, I would
begin a quotation. To be counted present, the student would be expected to finish the thought.
"Alice Adams - 'There is no failure except..."'
"'In no longer trying.' I'm present, Mr. Schlatter."
So, by the end of the year, my young pupils would have memorized 150 great thoughts.
"People nowadays know the price of everything and the value of nothing."
"No pains, no gains."
"If you can conceive it, and believe it, you can achieve it."
No one complained about this daily routine other than Alan - right up to the day he was expelled
(开除) and I lost touch with him for five years. Then one day, he called. He was in a special program at
one of the neighboring colleges and had just finished parole（假释）.
He told me that after being sent to juvenile hall (少管所) and finally being shipped off to the
California Youth Authority for his wrong doings, he had become so disgusted with himself that he had
taken a razor blade and cut his wrists.
He said, "You know what, Mr. Schlatter, as I lay there with my life running out of my body, I
suddenly remembered that quote you made me write 20 times one day." There is no failure except in no
longer trying." Then it suddenly made sense to me. As long as I was alive, I wasn't a failure, but ifl
allowed myself to die, I would most certainly die a failure. So with my remaining strength, I called for
help and started a new life."
At the time he had heard the quotation, it was a pebble. When he needed guidance in a moment of
crisis, it had become a diamond. And so it is to you I say, gather all the pebbles you can, and you can
count on a future filled with diamonds.
55. What does the underlined sentence "it will find you sad" mean?
A. The God told the nomads to gather pebbles that made no sense to them.
B. The pebbles won't enable the nomads to create fortune.
C. The God didn't give the nomads the message they expected.
D. The nomads regretted not having gathered as many pebbles as possible.
56. Which of following sentences from the passage brings out the author's sense of humor?
A. They were given a silly task that made no sense to them at all. (Para. 5)
B. He majored in "trouble" with a minor in "suspensions. (Para. 8)
C. People nowadays know the price of everything and the value of nothing. (Para. 13)
D. You can count on a future filled with diamonds. (Para. 19)
57. Which of the following is FALSE according to the passage?
A. Not all the nomads gathered and stored some pebbles in their bags.
B. Students who finished the half-sentence quotation were counted present.
C. All students don't like the daily routine of finishing the half-sentence quotation.
D. It was the strong faith of never dying a failure that saved Alan's life.
58. Why did Alan commit suicide after being shipped off to the California Youth Authority?
A. He hated the hard life in the juvenile hall.
B. He was expelled by the school in the end.
C. He was badly treated at the California Youth Authority.
D. He felt so disappointed and hopeless about himself and his future.
59. According to the passage, we can conclude that Mr. Schlatter is an educator of
A. sympathy and kindness B. wisdom and patience
C. generosity and creativity D. faith and devotion
60. Which of the following may probably be the best title?
A. A naughty trouble-marker B. Pebbles and nomads
C. The magic pebble D. A quotation that saved life
A. Mend what's broken or get rid of it.
B. Take care of yourself and your needs.
C. Don't avoid or ignore negativity.
D. Forgive others and give others what you have.
E. Make us smile, laugh and feel good.
F. Give back to the world.
You cannot figure out your future, because life is filled with unknown ups and downs. It is pretty
common for us to seek for the positive sides of life from others, but it is always better for us to be the one
to give warmth and sunshine.
In order to conquer and overcome, it must be acknowledged. This can include people in your life
who may be bringing you down, a hostile workplace environment or even a personal stressor that you
haven't conquered quite yet. You are in control of your environment and if these negative situations keep
making an appearance, it's up to you to handle them.
In order to feel compelled to live a powerful and meaningful life, you must love youself . Take care
of your actions and how you live each day, and this will be reflected in your thoughts and emotional state
of mind. Love yourself fully in order to love others fully.
Determining what is worth your time and effort and what is not can be challenging. If situations are
broken down and beyond repair, it's time to let go. Are there relationships or friendships that remain
damaged but you know are worth the time? Fix them and find peace. Do what you can to find love in
situations where it may have been absent in the past.
Giving our time, energy, love, mentorship and sometimes money is what life is about. Everything
we put out into the world comes back to us. My mom taught me a quote she learned in Mexico that stuck
with me forever,¨ where one can eat, two can eat." It moves me every time I say it out loud. At the end of
the day, no matter what you have you are likely in a position to give something small to someone else
who needs it. Don't hesitate.
This one is pretty simple. Just do more of it. Do more of what makes you happy! I truly believe that
in the super fast paced world we live in, happiness may not come as easily as we wish. In order to
navigate through work and responsibilities that seem dull, we have to actively pursue and engage in
beautiful acts of love and kindness. So get to it!
This is the first time that I had been away from home, so I find it hard to live here. How l wish I
could turn Lucy, who once gave me much help! I had trouble with my study in Grade 9.So frustrated was
I that I began to play computer games after school. Beside,1 was even caught cheating in the exam, it
worried my parents a lot. When asking about the reason why I fell far behind,1 was too guiltily to say a
word. It was then that Lucy came to her help, telling me not to give up. To my amazement, I made a great
progress. Finally ,I even became one of the top student in my class. I must say thanks to Lucy, with
whose help I could never have had such good grades.
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"Red envelope" fever has swept the country since We Chat came up with a program allowing users to send cash through electronic payments. This gives the traditions typical of this festive period a facelift as well as some problems.
On the one hand, the brilliant idea takes the Chinese New Year tradition of gifting money into the digital era, which makes gifting money convenient and more accessible to people. What’s more, it can bring people more fun and they can make their friendship with others closer. With electronic red envelopes , you're not limited by your identity or the time of year. On the other hand, electronic red envelopes also attract more teenagers and adults to become hooked on their phones, affecting their social or school life. They spend all their free time surfing and don’t concentrate on work.
In my opinion, "Red envelope" provides a brand new way of communication for people and obviously adds to more fun if used properly.