例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15.B. £9.18.C. £9.15.
1. Where are the speakers?
A. At a swimming pool.B. In a clothing shop.C. At a school lab.
2. What will Tom do next?
A. Turn down the music.B. Postpone the show.C. Stop practicing.
3. What is the woman busy doing?
A. Working on a paper.B. Tidying up the office.C. Organizing a party.
4. When will Henry start his vacation?
A. This weekend.B. Next week.C. At the end of August.
5. What does Donna offer to do for Bill?
A. Book a flight for him.B. Drive him to the airport.C. Help him park the car.
6. Why does Pete call Lucy?
A. To say that he’ll be late.B. To tell her about his work.C. To invite her to dinner.
7. When is Pete going to see Lucy?
A. At 6:00 pm.B. At 6:45 pm.C. At 8:00 pm.
8.Why does Cathy want to quit her job？
A. She’ll join another firm.B. She’ll run her own business.C. She’s fed up with it.
9. What is Mark’s attitude towards Cathy’s decision?
A. Forgiving.B. Sympathetic.C. Supportive.
10. What might Cathy do for the present company?
A. Apply for a project.B. Train a new person.C. Recommend an engineer.
11. How did the man feel about his performance today?
A. Greatly encouraged.B. A bit dissatisfied.C. Terribly disappointed.
12. What did the man say helped him overcome the problem?
A. Patience.B. Luck.C. Determination.
13. What is the woman doing?
A. Conducting an interview.B. Holding a press conference.C. Hosting a ceremony.
14.What is next to the apartment building？
A. A restaurant.B. A laundry.C. A grocery store.
15.Which is included in the rent？
A. Electricity.B. The Internet.C. Satellite TV.
16.What does the woman think of the apartment？
A. It’s quite large.B. It’s well furnished.C. It’s worth the money.
17. Where is Jeff from？
A. Liverpool.B. Coventry.C. Newcastle.
18.Where do young men go to watch big games according to Jeff？
A. Pubs.B. Stadiums.C. Friends’ homes.
19.Why does Jeff have to pick a team to support？
A. To avoid being bothered.B. To open a conversation. C. To earn respect from others.
20.What does Jeff mainly talk about？
A. England’s moment of success.
B. English flag as a symbol of hope.
C. England’s all-time favourite sport.
例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15.B. £9.18.C. £9.15.
1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a supermarket.B. In the post office.C. In the street.
2. What did Carl do?
A. He designed a medal.B. He fixed a TV set.C. He took a test.
3. What does the man do?
A. He’s a tailor.B. He’s a waiter.C. He’s a shop assistant.
4. When will the flight arrive?
A. At 18:20.B. At 18:35.C. At 18:50.
5. How can the man improve his article?
A. By deleting unnecessary words.
B. By adding a couple of points.
C. By correcting grammar mistakes.
6. What does Bill often do on Friday night?
A. Visit his parents.B. Go to the movies.C. Walk along Broadway.
7. Who watches musical plays most often?
A. Bill.B. Aarah.C. Bill’s parents.
8. Why does David want to speak to Mike?
A. To invite him to a party. B. To discuss a schedule. C. To call off a meeting.
9. What do we know about the speakers?
A. They are colleagues. B. They are close friends. C. They’ve never met before.
10. What kind of camera does the man want?
A. A TV camera. B. A video camera. C. A movie camera.
11. Which function is the man most interested in?
A. Underwater filming. B. A large memory. C. Auto-focus.
12. How much would the man pay for the second camera?
A. 950 euros. B. 650 euros. C. 470 euros.
13. Who is Clifford?
A. A little girl.B. The man’s pet.C. A fictional character.
14. Who suggested that Norman paint for children’s books?
A. His wife.B. Elizabeth.C. A publisher.
15. What is Norman’s story based on?
A. A book.B. A painting.C. A young woman.
16. What is it that shocked Norman?
A. His unexpected success.B. His efforts made in vain.C. His editor’s disagreement.
17. Who would like to make small talk according to the speaker?
A. Relatives.B. Strangers.C. Visitors.
18. Why do people have small talk?
A. To express opinions.B. To avoid arguments.C. To show friendliness.
19. Which of the following is a frequent topic in small talk?
A. Politics.B. Movies.C. Salaries.
20. What does the speaker recommend at the end of his lecture?
A. Asking open-ended questions.
B. Feeling free to change topics.
C. Making small talk interesting.
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8:57pmFortitude ValleyVarsity Lakes9:52pm
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21. What would you do to get ticket information?
A. Call 13 16 17.B. Visit translink.com.au.
C. Ask at the local station.D. Check the train schedule.
22. At which station can you find the lost property office?
A. Altandi.B. Roma Street.C. Varsity Lakes.D. Fortitude Valley.
23. Which train would you take if you go from Central to Varsity Lakes?
A.6:42 pm.B.7:29 pm.C.8:57 pm.D.11:02 pm.
Returning to a book you’ve read many times can feel like drinks with an old friend. There’s a welcome familiarity — but also sometimes a slight suspicion that time has changed you both, and thus the relationship. But books don’t change, people do. And that’s what makes the act of rereading so rich and transformative.
The beauty of rereading lies in the idea that our bond with the work is based on our present mental register. It’s true, the older I get, the more I feel time has wings. But with reading, it’s all about the present. It’s about the now and what one contributes to the now, because reading is a give and take between author and reader. Each has to pull their own weight.
There are three books I reread annually. The first, which I take to reading every spring, is Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. Published in 1964, it’s his classic memoir of 1920s Paris. The language is almost intoxicating(令人陶醉的)，an aging writer looking back on an ambitious yet simpler time. Another is Annie Dillard’s Holy the Firm, her poetic 1975 ramble (随笔) about everything and nothing. The third book is Julio Cortazar’s Save Twilight: Selected Poems, because poetry. And because Cortazar.
While I tend to buy a lot of books, these three were given to me as gifts, which might add to the meaning I attach to them. But I imagine that, while money is indeed wonderful and necessary, rereading an author’s work is the highest currency a reader can pay them. The best books are the ones that open further as time passes. But remember, it’s you that has to grow and read and reread in order to better understand your friends.
24. Why does the author like rereading?
A. It evaluates the writer-reader relationship.
B. It’s a window to a whole new world.
C. It’s a substitute for drinking with a friend.
D. It extends the understanding of oneself.
25. What do we know about the book A Moveable Feast?
A. It’s a brief account of a trip.
B. It’s about Hemingway’s life as a young man.
C. It’s a record of a historic event.
D. It’s about Hemingway’s friends in Paris.
26. What does the underlined word ＂currency＂ in paragraph 4 refer to?
A. Debt.B. Reward.C. Allowance.D. Face value.
27. What can we infer about the author from the text?
A. He loves poetry.B. He’s an editor.C. He’s very ambitious.D. He teaches reading.
Race walking shares many fitness benefits with running, research shows, while most likely contributing to fewer injuries. It does, however, have its own problem.
Race walkers are conditioned athletes. The longest track and field event at the Summer Olympics is the 50-kilometer race walk, which is about five miles longer than the marathon. But the sport’s rules require that a race walker’s knees stay straight through most of the leg swing and one foot remain in contact(接触) with the ground at all times. It’s this strange form that makes race walking such an attractive activity, however, says Jaclyn Norberg, an assistant professor of exercise science at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.
Like running, race walking is physically demanding, she says. According to most calculations, race walkers moving at a pace of six miles per hour would burn about 800 calories(卡路里) per hour, which is approximately twice as many as they would burn walking, although fewer than running, which would probably burn about 1,000 or more calories per hour.
However, race walking does not pound the body as much as running does, Dr. Norberg says. According to her research, runners hit the ground with as much as four times their body weight per step, while race walkers, who do not leave the ground, create only about 1.4 times their body weight with each step.
As a result, she says, some of the injuries associated with running, such as runner’s knee, are uncommon among race walkers. But the sport’s strange form does place considerable stress on the ankles and hips, so people with a history of such injuries might want to be cautious in adopting the sport. In fact, anyone wishing to try race walking should probably first consult a coach or experienced racer to learn proper technique, she says. It takes some practice.
28. Why are race walkers conditioned athletes?
A. They must run long distances.
B. They are qualified for the marathon.
C. They have to follow special rules.
D. They are good at swinging their legs.
29. What advantage does race walking have over running?
A. It’s more popular at the Olympics.
B. It’s less challenging physically.
C. It’s more effective in body building.
D. It’s less likely to cause knee injuries.
30 What is Dr. Norberg’s suggestion for someone trying race walking?
A. Getting experts’ opinions.B. Having a medical checkup.
C. Hiring an experienced coach.D. Doing regular exercises.
31. Which word best describes the author’s attitude to race walking?
A. Skeptical.B. Objective.C. Tolerant.D. Conservative.
The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific research. Recent studies have found positive effects. A study conducted in Youngstown，Ohio，for example, discovered that greener areas of the city experienced less crime. In another, employees were shown to be 15% more productive when their workplaces were decorated with houseplants.
The engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology（MIT）have taken it a step further — changing the actual composition of plants in order to get them to perform diverse, even unusual functions. These include plants that have sensors printed onto their leaves to show when they’re short of water and a plant that can detect harmful chemicals in groundwater. ＂We’re thinking about how we can engineer plants to replace functions of the things that we use every day,＂explained Michael Strano, a professor of chemical engineering at MIT.
One of his latest projects has been to make plants glow（发光）in experiments using some common vegetables. Strano’s team found that they could create a faint light for three-and-a-half hours. The light, about one-thousandth of the amount needed to read by, is just a start. The technology, Strano said, could one day be used to light the rooms or even to turn tree into self-powered street lamps.
In the future, the team hopes to develop a version of the technology that can be sprayed onto plant leaves in a one-off treatment that would last the plant’s lifetime. The engineers are also trying to develop an on and off ＂switch＂where the glow would fade when exposed to daylight.
Lighting accounts for about 7% of the total electricity consumed in the US. Since lighting is often far removed from the power source（电源）— such as the distance from a power plant to street lamps on a remote highway — a lot of energy is lost during transmission（传输）. Glowing plants could reduce this distance and therefore help save energy.
32. What is the first paragraph mainly about?
A. A new study of different plants.B. A big fall in crime rates.
C. Employees from various workplaces.D. Benefits from green plants.
33. What is the function of the sensors printed on plant leaves by MIT engineers?
A. To detect plants’ lack of water. B. To change compositions of plants.
C. To make the life of plants longer.D. To test chemicals in plants.
34. What can we expect of the glowing plants in the future?
A. They will speed up energy production.
B. They may transmit electricity to the home.
C. They might help reduce energy consumption.
D. They could take the place of power plants.
35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. Can we grow more glowing plants?
B. How do we live with glowing plants?
C. Could glowing plants replace lamps?
D. How are glowing plants made pollution-free?
A Few Tips for Self-Acceptance
We all want it … to accept and love ourselves. But at times it seems too difficult and too far out of reach. 36 Here’s a handful of ways that will set you in the right direction.
● 37 Do not follow the people who make you feel not-good-enough. Why do you follow them? Are you hoping that eventually you will feel empowered because your life is better than theirs? Know that your life is your own; you are the only you in this world.
●Forgive yourself for mistakes that you have made. We are often ashamed of our shortcomings, our mistakes and our failures. 38 You will make mistakes, time and time again. Rather than getting caught up in how you could have done better, why not offer yourself a compassionate (有同情心) response? ＂That didn’t go as planned. But, I tried my best.＂
●Recognize all of your strengths. Write them down in a journal. Begin to train your brain to look at strength before weakness. List all of your accomplishments and achievements. You have a job, earned your degree, and you got out of bed today. 39
●Now that you’ve listed your strengths, list your imperfections. Turn the page in your journal. Put into words why you feel unworthy, why you don’t feel good enough. Now, read these words back to yourself. 40 Turn to a page in your journal to your list of strengths and achievements. See how awesome you are?
A. Feeling upset again?
B. Where do you start?
C. Nothing is too small to celebrate.
D. Remember, you are only human.
E Set an intention for self-acceptance.
F. Stop comparing yourself with others.
G. When does the comparison game start?
Since our twins began learning to walk, my wife and I have kept telling them that our sliding glass door is just a window. The 41 is obvious. If we 42 it is a door, they’ll want to go outside 43 . It will drive us crazy. The kids apparently know the 44 . But our insisting it’s 45 a window has kept them from 46 millions of requests to open the door.
I hate lying to the kids. One day they’ll 47 and discover that everything they’ve always known about windows is a 48 .
I wonder if 49 should always tell the truth no matter the 50 . I have a very strong 51 that the lie we’re telling is doing 52 damage to our children. Windows and doors have 53 metaphorical（比喻） meanings. I’m telling them they can’t open what they absolutely know is a door. What if later in 54 they come to a metaphorical door, like an opportunity（机会） of some sort, and 55 opening the door and taking the opportunity, they just 56 it and wonder, ＂What if it isn’t a door?＂ That is, ＂What if it isn’t a 57 opportunity?＂
Maybe it’s an unreasonable fear. But the 58 is that I shouldn’t lie to my kids. I should just 59 repeatedly having to say, ＂No. We can’t go outside now.＂ Then when they come to other doors in life, be they real or metaphorical, they won’t 60 to open them and walk through.
41. A. relief B. targetC. reasonD. case
42. A. admitB. believeC. meanD. realize
43. A. graduallyB. constantlyC. temporarilyD. casually
44. A. resultB. dangerC. methodD. truth
45. A. merelyB. slightlyC. hardlyD. partly
46. A. reviewingB. approvingC. receivingD. attempting
47. A. win outB. give upC. wake upD. stand out
48. A. dreamB. lie C. fantasyD. fact
49. A. parentsB. twinsC. colleaguesD. teachers
50. A. restrictionsB. explanationsC. differencesD. consequences
51. A. demandB. fearC. desireD. doubt
52. A. physicalB. biologicalC. spiritualD. behavioral
53. A. traditionalB. importantC. doubleD. original
54. A. lifeB. timeC. reply D. history
55. A. by comparison with B. in addition toC. regardless ofD. instead of
56. A. get hold ofB. stare atC. knock onD. make use of
57. A. realB. TypicalC. similarD. limited
58. A. safety ruleB. comfort zoneC. bottom lineD. top secret
59. A. delayB. regretC. enjoyD. accept
60. A. hurry B. decideC. hesitateD. intend
China has become the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The unmanned Chang’e-4 probe (探测器) — the name was inspired by an ancient Chinese moon goddess — 61 (touch) down last week in the South Pole-Aitken basin. Landing on the moon’s far side is 62 (extreme) challenging. Because the moon’s body blocks direct radio communication with a probe, China first had to put a satellite in orbit above the moon in a spot 63 it could send signals to the spacecraft and to Earth. The far side of the moon is of particular 64 (interesting) to scientists because it has a lot of deep craters (环形山), more so 65 the familiar near side. Chinese researchers hope to use the instruments onboard Chang’e-4 66 (find) and study areas of the South Pole-Aitken basin. ＂This really excites scientists,＂ Carle Pieters, a scientist at Brown University, says, ＂because it 67 (mean) we have the chance to obtain information about how the moon 68 (construct).＂ Data about the moon’s composition, such as how 69 ice and other treasures it contains, could help China decide whether 70 (it) plans for a future lunar (月球的) base are practical.
Today I tried cooking a simply dish myself. I like eating frying tomatoes with eggs, and I thought it must to be easy to cook. My mom told me how to preparing it. First I cut the tomatoes into pieces but put them aside. Next I broke the eggs into a bowl and beat them quickly with chopstick. After that I poured oil into a pan and turned off the stove. I waited patiently unless the oil was hot. Then I put the tomatoes and the beaten eggs into pan together. ＂Not that way,＂ my mom tried to stop us but failed. She was right. It didn’t tum out as I had wished.