第一节（共5小题；每小题1. 5分，满分7. 5分）
1. Which culture will be presented at the museum?
A. Siberian. B. Chinese. C. Korean.
2. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Clothes. B. The perfume. C. A drink.
3. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Work out more.
B. Stay in bed all week.
C. Use hot and cold treatments.
4. How many people are coming to dinner tonight?
A. Nine. B. Eight. C. Six.
5. What does the man mean?
A. The girl is beautiful.
B. The girl is plain.
C. The girl is ugly.
第二节（共15小题；每小题1. 5分，满分22. 5分）
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选 项。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题5秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出5秒钟的作 答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a cinema.
B. On the street.
C. At a restaurant.
7. What did the man think about the movie?
A. It was very moving.
B. It was very boring.
C. It was very funny.
8. Why does the man phone the woman?
A. He is unable to book a flight through the website.
B. He hopes to get a one-way ticket.
C. He wants to change his flight.
9. What is the man’s final destination?
A. Beijing. B. Hong Kong. C. Singapore.
10. When will the man leave for his trip?
A. At 10:00 a. m. on April 10th.
B. At 10:00 a. m. on April 11th.
C. At 8:00 a. m. on April 12th.
11. What is the man’s trip?
A. It is a student exchange program.
B. It is a graduation trip.
C. It is a business trip.
12. What will the man bring home with him?
A. Some photos.
B. Some clothing.
C. Some recipes.
13. Who is the woman?
A. The man’s wife.
B. The man’s mother.
C. The man’s best friend.
14. What were the speakers just doing?
A. Watching a live performance.
B. Listening to music at home.
C. Performing music together.
15. Which instrument did the man try to play?
A. The piano. B. The guitar. C. The drum.
16. Why did the man give up playing the instrument?
A. His fingers hurt.
B. He couldn’t sing when playing.
C. He didn’t have the time.
17. What does the woman encourage the man to do?
A. Find a new teacher.
B. Choose another hobby.
C Keep listening to music.
18. What was the speaker’s grandmother’s attitude toward his problem?
A. Angry. B. Surprised. C. Understanding.
19. How long did the speaker refuse to eat fish?
A. For four years.
B. For ten years.
C. For sixteen years.
20. What probably made the speaker try fish again?
A. His friend encouraged him.
B. He wanted to please his parents.
C. He hoped to hide his weakness from his friend.
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been a major marketing event for Victoria’s Secret for more than two decades. Over the years, it grew into a luxurious fashion show, with music from pop stars，plus bright costumes and diamond decorated dresses. However, the fashion show is about to undergo a big change. The lavish event, featuring some of the world’s top models performing in its signature costumes, will no longer air on network television on account of the declining television ratings and increased criticism.
People aren’t watching like they used to. According to The Times, the show’s viewership has dropped about 2/3 within five years. Last year the show dropped to 3. 3 million viewers from 9. 7million viewers in 2013. Besides, its reluctance to change has been made even more obvious with the emergence of competitors like Rihanna’s company Savage X Fenty，American Eagle Outfitter Inc’s Aerie and ThirdLove, which aim to be more friendly to women of different shapes, colors and backgrounds. To some extent，the days of network television viewers being able to admire supermodels in Victoria’s Secret costumes performing on the catwalk are over.
Leslie Wexner，the chief executive of L Brands which is the parent company of Victoria’s Secret said in a statement that he and his colleagues are taking a fresh look at every aspect of the business from advertising, marketing and brand positioning, todigital business and cost accounting.
“Fashion is a business of change. We must evolve and change to grow.” Wexner said the company will focus the rest of the year on developing exciting content and it will push the boundaries of fashion in the global digital age.
Since the annual event attracts hundreds of celebrities, high-profile entertainers and performers each year，the influence of this fashion show still couldn’t be ignored. Changes may pave new ways for its favorable development and a major makeover will boost the careers of supermodels as always, and provide them with a more excellent platform.
21. What is true about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
A. It will be canceled due to the decreased television rating and increased criticism.
B. It has lost audience5s enthusiasm for watching models performing on network TV.
C. It actively brings in new changes and learns from competitors to be more friendly to women.
D. It is a visual feast concentrating on charity with the performances of pop stars and world’s top models.
22. According to Leslie Wexner, we can infer that ______.
A. fashion is a field lack of changes
B. the Victoria’s Secret will insist on developing in its old way
C. senior leaders of the Victoria’s Secret feel desperate about its dilemma
D. the Victoria’s Secret is going to explore thrilling content which will achieve breakthrough in fashion
23. What is the author’s attitude toward the future of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
A. Sympathetic. B. Optimistic. C. Indifferent. D. Doubtful.
Germany—87-year-old Hubert Frilling died quietly in his sleep a year ago. The village beer hall he owned and also ran for more than 60 years，“Schanko”，set to die with him. Schanko—Mr. Frilling’s nickname—had served Handorf-Langenberg, a village of 1,500 in northwest Germany, as a community center. It is an extended living room for countless birthdays, gatherings with family or friends.
“We risked losing not just our last bar，but a cultural asset (资产）as well,” said Mr. Escherhaus. Many businesses are interested in Schanko’s space. The German beer hall will be increasingly endangered, a victim of an aging population society which has abandoned villages. Urbanization (城市 化）has drawn young people away. More people are turning to social media to exchange stories and to share news.
At a time when Germans have restarted a debate about their identity after taking in more than one million refugees (难民）since 2015，most from Middle East and Africa，the fate of traditional beer halls has even become a political issue. To try to save them, the government passed a $ 35 million package of financial support aimed at helping owners of beer halls and restaurants in rural areas survive.
Such funds won’t help owners in Lower Saxony，where Schanko sits. This is an area where the sandy soil means neither wheat nor trees grow very high. Nevertheless residents’ roots—in addition to their pride —run deep. Mr. Escherhaus and his friends turned to another German tradition, the cooperative.
By September they had sold more than 1,000 shares to more than half the residents. The oldest shareholder was in his 80s； the youngest, Anna, was just born. Katrin Robbern, 49, and her daughter Katharina each bought shares. The mother sought to preserve the place where she sang from the children’s choir. She later met the man she would marry at this place. Her daughter wanted to secure a place for such memories to be made. “This is important for our future,” said the 24-year-old.
24. Which of the following about Schanko is correct?
A. People in Handorf-Langenberg still like the beer hall.
B. Financial support from the government will more or less help its owner.
C. Social media is a new way to advertise Schanko by exchanging stories and sharing news.
D. All people refused to stay in the village where the beer hall sits because of the urbanization.
25. Why would the government like to help owners of beer halls in rural areas survive?
A. Because they suffer a lot from poverty.
B. Because people like their beer halls so much.
C. Because their beer halls are important to the local economy.
D. Because their beer halls stand for a cultural identity of Germany.
26. What is the passage mainly about?
A. Young people are abandoning traditional beer halls in Germany.
B. The endangered beer halls are damaging the economy of Germany.
C. Villagers of Handorf-Langenberg are buying shares to save their local beer hall.
D. The endangered German culture is calling for immediate help from the government.
Most of us marry creativity to our concept of self： Either we’re “creative” or we aren’t，without much of a middle ground. “I’m just not a creative person!’’ a frustrated student might say in art class， while another might blame her talent at painting for her difficulties in math, giving a comment such as, “I’m very right-brained.”
Dr. Pillay, a tech entrepreneur (企业家）and an assistant professor at Harvard University, has been challenging these ideas. He believes that the key to unlocking your creative potential is to ignore the traditional advice that urges you to “believe in yourself.” In fact, you should do the opposite： Believe you are someone else.
Dr. Pillay points to a 2016 study demonstrating the impact of stereotypes (刻板印象）on one’s behavior. The authors, educational psychologists Denis Dumas and Kevin Dunbar, divided their college student subjects into three groups, instructing the members of one to think of themselves as “romantic poets” and the members of another to imagine they were “serious librarians” (the third group was the control). The researchers then presented all the participants with ten ordinary objects, including a fork, a carrot, and a pair of pants, and asked them to come up with as many different uses as possible for each one. Those who were asked to imagine themselves as romantic poets came up with the widest range of ideas, whereas those in the serious-librarian group had the fewest. Meanwhile, the researchers found only small differences in students5 creativity levels across academic majors.
These results suggest that creativity is not a fixed individual characteristic but a malleable product of context and perspective, as long as he or she feels like a creative person. Dr. Pillay argues that, besides identifying yourself as creative, taking the bold, creative step of imagining you are somebody else is even more powerful. So, wish you were more creative? Just pretend!
27. According to the passage, who is more likely to unlock his creative potential?
A. An art major who always believes in himself.
B. A math major who has excellent academic performance.
C. A physics major who likes to imagine himself as a poet.
D. A history major who works as a librarian on weekends.
28. What does the study conducted by Denis Dumas and Kevin Dunbar focus on?
A. The creativity of the college students
B. The stereotypes of the college students.
C. The impact of stereotypes on one5s behavior.
D. The influence of creativity on one’s behavior.
29. The underlined word in the last paragraph probably means ________________?
A. stable B. sustainable C. predicable D. changeable
30. Dr. Pillay may agree with the statement that ________________.
A. there is no doubt that we are either creative or not
B. a student who doesn’t do well in art class is not creative
C. right brain determines whether a person is creative or not
D. if we pretend to be creative, then we might be really creative
Can just one person make a difference to the community? You bet! In a community every person counts, and getting involved is not difficult. Find out your own talents and interests. Then find a need or an issue you really care about. __31__. Here are just a few ways to make a difference in your community.
Clean up the community.
Neighborhood cleanups are often sponsored by local business or schools. But if your community doesn’t have a cleanup program，get together with friends to organize one. You could pick up trash in a larger area twice a year, or you could clean a smaller area every few months. __32__.
Do you know anyone who is trapped in the house? Almost all neighborhoods have a few people who are limited to their homes. These people are often elderly and unable to leave their homes to perform simple tasks. But they belong to the community，too! By letting them “borrow” your legs and eyes, you can make them feel included.
You can do the daily routine for them like shopping or paying bills. They might like you to read to them if their eyesight is failing. __34__. And that’s what communities are for!
Round up some readers
Reading clubs are popular all over Europe and North America. Members might read at home to prepare for discussion，or they might read aloud to each other and talk about what they just read.
__35__. The clubs are a good way to welcome newcomers to the community, too. Newcomers can find new friends with similar interests. If your neighborhood doesn’t yet have a club，find a few reading enthusiasts and get the ball rolling!
A. Include the helpless.
B. Do the daily routine.
C. The civil authorities try to help but their money is tight.
D. Living in a neighborhood tidied up will be its own reward.
E. Once you see what you can accomplish, you’ll want to keep going.
F. Either way，a book or article can spark lively discussion and this often challenges people to take action.
G. Governments provide some of the services these people need, but programs can’t give them friendship.
第一节 完形填空（共20小题；每小题1. 5分，满分30分）
Miss Swan couldn’t take being a Sunday school teacher any longer. Not for another Sunday. Some __36__ teenagers chewed gum during prayer time and read magazines during Bible study.“I have had it with you. I __37__.” she screamed at the students. “Cool,” Rick said nodding in __38__. He was the rudest kid she’d ever met.
It took two months to find a new __39__ for that Sunday school class. The pastor (牧师) __40__.
Miss Betty Ray in to meet the angelic but naughty group. New in town, she hadn’t heard of their reputation for __41__ teachers. By the look of her pink dress, one size too small, and her bad hair style, the students __42__ felt they had an easy mark. Soon bets were taken as to how long Miss Betty would __43__.
Betty introduced herself, __44__ that she recently came from the South. She certainly looked like a southern belle who wore outdated clothes. Laughter and whispers __45__ in the room as she searched through the huge old-fashioned shoulder bag.
Pulling up a long tube, she __46__ a map of the world and pointed at her hometown. “What else do you have in there? Lunch?” Someone joked. Betty smiled __47__ and answered, “Snacks for later.” “Cool!” Rick seated in his chair was impressed by this teacher. Betty __48__ again in her bag, this time pulling out __49__ old pictures along with a tin of __50__. They passed the three wrinkled pictures around, viewing each with great interest __51__ they bit into the dessert.
Sunday after Sunday, Betty came to class, __52__ her lessons to their everyday lives. She told the teens __53__ they could make a difference right now.
Betty taught that Sunday school class for twenty years. At last, the town even regarded her as a (an) __54__ parent since she taught two generations of children. Every year she received letters from students who are doctors, scientists, businessmen and many teachers __55__ them.
36. A. respectableB. disrespectableC. respectfulD. disrespectful
37. A. escapeB. runC. quitD. endure
38. A. approvalB. regretC. fearD. surprise
39. A. victimB. employmentC. sacrificeD. replacement
40. A. urgedB. forcedC. accompaniedD. persuaded
41. A. keeping offB. chasing offC. removing outD. bringing out
42. A. graduallyB. obviouslyC. finallyD. frequently
43. A. lastB. drop outC. disappearD. come out
44. A. arguingB. statingC. sighingD. complaining
45. A. howledB. wavedC. rippledD. reflected
46. A. took overB. unlockedC. turned overD. unrolled
47. A. genuinelyB. bitterlyC. awkwardlyD. sadly
48. A. openedB. lookedC. touchedD. searched
49. A. a pile ofB. a handful ofC. a majority ofD. a lot of
50. A. star stickersB. colorful pencilsC. chocolate cookiesD. salted beef
51.A. asB. untilC. sinceD. although
52. A. teachingB. editingC. educatingD. tying
53. A. whatB. howC. whichD. when
54. A. responsibleB. elegantC. romanticD. abnormal
55. A. amongB. betweenC. onD. with
When I first arrived in China four years ago, I was just an exchange student who __56__ (speak) only English. Then at the end of the year-long program, I came up __57__ the idea of finishing my high school studies there. I was really attracted by Chinese language, culture and history and delighted in my new future, __58__ I neglected the academic challenge of competing school in Chinese language. It __59__ (consider) by many to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. Once I even received the __60__(bad) mark in my class and people around me doubted I would ever graduate. In order to avoid __61__(lose) my confidence, I worked hard and was not afraid of my mistakes __62__(correct). On the day before my final examination, I took __63__ small walk near my home，I played back everything __64__ was related to my school life in China and people who helped me in my head. With the encouragement and great efforts, I __65__ (eventual) passed it with a good grade.
假定你是某校学生会主席李华，最近你校出于卫生和健康考虑，提倡全体师生在外出聚餐时使用公 筷、公勺（serving chopsticks and serving spoon)。请你代表学生会用英语写一封倡议书，内容包括：
It is important that you teach your baby to read at an early age. Why? Obviously, being able to read is the basis for any successful education, so the earlier they start, the better. All too often, parents leave educating their children up to schools, which probably explains why the United States is currently ranked 18th in its rate of reading and writing.
Teaching your baby to read provides brain exercise and it has also been shown to increase the baby’s IQ because there is simply no better time in a person’s life for learning than when they are babies. During this time, their brains are developing rapidly. The sooner they begin to read, the sooner they can begin to learn other subjects. This way, by the time your children begin school, they will already know what5s being taught, and will be put on the fast track. Maybe they will even skip a grade down the road. One of the cases was 17-month-old Elizabeth Barrett who drew public5s attention. She was given a series of words and even sentences that she could read quite well. Her parents had been reading to her since she was born and had provided her with a very early education.
Reading is the most important thing to teach babies at a young age. It doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult for your child. Learning can be fun at such an early age, and it can be accomplished so easily that they won’t have to struggle in order to learn.
If you’re interested in teaching your baby to read，the best way to start is by spending just a few minutes every day. Flash cards are a helpful tool. Simply show your baby matching picture on the opposite side. There are also videos that help to teach babies to read. There is no better time to teach your baby to read than the present.