例: How much is the shirt?
A.￡19.15. B.￡9.18. C.￡9.15.
1. What does the man mean?
A. The woman might have made a mistake.
B. The woman should go to Washington to listen to the concert.
C. He thinks the singer is visiting the downtown area.
2. Where did the woman live before she moved?
A. In an apartment on University Avenue.
B. In an apartment in a foreign country.
C. In a house in another city.
3. What is the man doing now?
A. He is drinking some coffee.
B. He is dealing with some notes.
C. He is attending a discussion.
4. What’s the man’s attitude toward the coat?
A. He likes it very much.
B. He doesn’t like its color.
C. He thinks it is very bad.
5. Which book has the woman borrowed?
A. The history book. B. The math book. C. The chemistry book.
6. Why doesn’t Jack want to go to see the doctor?
A. He has taken some medicine.
B. He is short of money.
C. He doesn’t want to miss any work.
7. What’s the woman’s opinion of missing 2 or 3 days?
A. It’s worthwhile. B. It’s useless. C. It’s challenging.
8. What is the man?
A. An operator. B. A waiter. C. A teacher.
9. What happened to the woman’s brother?
A. He fell down the stairs and hit his leg.
B. He fell down the cliff and hit his back.
C. He fell down the stairs and hit his head.
10. Where are the speakers probably?
A. In a hospital. B. In a factory. C. In a school.
11. What does the woman need right now?
A. An X-ray test. B. An operation. C. Some rest.
12. Who died from heart disease?
A. The woman’s father. B. The woman’s mother. C. The woman’s grandfather.
13. What does the woman suggest doing?
A. Leaving work early. B. Watching a movie. C. Having dinner before the movie.
14. What will the speakers watch?
A. A thriller. B. A comedy. C. A science-fiction movie.
15. When does the movie the speakers want to watch start?
A.At6:00. B. At 6:30. C. At 7:00.
16. What will the man do with his work?
A. He will finish it before watching a movie.
B. He will stay up to finish it tonight.
C. He will do it tomorrow.
17. What did George search for at the beginning?
A. The dentist’s building. B. A parking place. C. The square.
18. Why did George come to the square?
A. To meet a friend.
B. To talk with a doctor.
C. To calm down and enjoy the afternoon sun.
19. Where was George’s car when he found it?
A. Behind a larger car. B. In front of a larger car. C. In the square.
20. Why did George feel relieved?
A. Because he met his dentist.
B. Because he found his keys in his car.
C. Because he got the sympathy of others.
Visitors with limited mobility are encouraged to use the covered drop-off lane(车道)at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. From the Beck Building, most public areas of the Museum, including the galleries, Brown Auditorium Theater, Visitor Center, cafe, and shop are wheelchair-accessible. The Cullen Sculpture Garden is also accessible.
The MFAH has wheelchairs that visitors may check out free of charge with a valid photo ID. The wheelchairs are available from the bag- and coat-check desks in the lobbies of the Beck Building, Law Building, and Visitor Center on a "first come, first served" basis.
A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard, is open, joining the existing parking garage at 1144 Binz. The outdoor lot across from 1001 Bissonnet is closed permanently.
We recommend that guests with limited mobility use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. Both the Montrose and the Binz parking garages feature wheelchair-accessible parking, but please note that the garage at 1144 Binz is closer to a Museum entrance.
As you head toward the Museum from the Montrose garage, enjoy the art and nature in the Cullen Sculpture Garden, created by sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
Parking Garage Hours
6 a. m. to 7 p. m.
*Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card.
*Parking is free in both garages for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p. m. and 9 p. m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays.
21. Where can visitors find free wheelchairs to use?
A. Law Building. B. 5101 Montrose Boulevard.
C. The Cullen Sculpture Garden. D. Brown Auditorium Theater.
22. What is the advantage of going through the Montrose garage?
A. Getting a wheelchair for free. B. Having a good parking place.
C. Walking the shortest distance. D. Having a chance of enjoying arts.
23. How much should a MFAH member pay for parking five hours on Monday?
A. $ 6. B. $ 10. C. $ 18. D. $ 35.
When I first saw the headline "Your Business Casual Attire(服装)Is Destroying the Planet", I assumed it referred to microplastic pollution or something along those lines. But upon closer reading, I realized the author was making a rather different but interesting point.
What people wear to work affects the transportation they use to get to work. When someone insists on wearing "workplace attire", which typically means snugly tailored trousers, button-up tops, pencil skirts, suit jackets or mid-length dresses, it makes them unwilling to jump on a bike or walk any real distance. In an effort to preserve the look-and perhaps for ease of movement as well-they get into their cars instead.
Eben Weiss, the author of the article, argues this has to change. He thinks it's absurd that people have to worry about their clothes. If people dressed somewhat differently for work, they could still look tidy and professional, while also being ready to use human-powered energy to get there. Traffic in urban areas would be reduced; personal health would improve through daily exercise.
In order for this to change, however, workplace standards have to evolve and become more flexible. This is riot an unrealistic expectation, considering that "it wasn't that long ago that jeans were only for mining and T-shirts were underwear." There are plenty of in-between clothing choices that would allow one to ride a bicycle comfortably and still look neat for work.
It makes me think of my colleague's article on walking, and how it is a form of climate action. He wrote, "What we have to do is everything we possibly can to encourage walking. That means making our streets more comfortable for walking, even if we have to take space back from parking and from roads." This is all true, but it also requires you to buy a pair of comfortable shoes that makes walking a pleasant thing to do. The same goes for pants and shirts when riding a bicycle.
24. What does Eben Weiss think of "workplace attire"?
A. Fashionable. B. Inconvenient. C. Ugly. D. Comfortable.
25. Why are jeans and T-shirts mentioned?
A. To call on people to dress casually. B. To prove people's preference in clothes.
C. To show workplace standards can change. D. To indicate they are the best clothing choices.
26. What does the underlined word "That" in the last paragraph refer to?
A. Taking space from roads. B. The requirement to ride.
C. The author's colleague’s article. D. Something possibly to be done.
27. What can be the best title for the text?
A. Dressing Properly Means a Lot in Workplace
B. Means of Transportation Affects Climate Change
C. Choosing Wrong Clothes Will Destroy Our Planet
D. Office Clothes Are a Barrier to Green Transportation
At the Green Free School in Copenhagen, students learn how to read and write and they study math and science. But the curriculum centers on sustainability(可持续性).
The goal of the school is to prepare the students-about 200 of them, ranging in age from 6 to 15-for the green "transition." That’s the transformation toward a sustainable society.
As a filmmaker, Ambo says she has always learned how to be around the world in a respectful way. Yet, she never saw that respect taught to children in Danish schools.
"So we founded a school where sustainable learning was the focus," she says.
The school's syllabus(教学大纲)is modeled on systems thinking and project learning. Systems thinking is a way of learning that looks at how the pieces of a puzzle are related, instead of just looking at one small part. For example, how is a tree interconnected with other living things and what happens if part of the connection breaks along the way? Students also focus on project learning and hands-on thinking. They grow vegetables in the garden or look for wild mushrooms, draw pictures of them, then learn how to cook them and eat them. They do experiments on fibers and clothing, learning how much heat it takes to melt a piece of thread.
"They learn at an early age how to make their own data and be critical and curious about what kind of data they are presented with," Ambo says.
They take classes to identify greenwashing as well, which is learning how to see through misleading claims about whether a company or a product or a material is truly sustainable or environmentally sound.
Although traditional education is still important at the school, students don't have tests or exams, which makes it different from other kinds of schools. Those parents who choose the school just because of its smaller size sometimes don't stay very long, Ambo says.
28. What does Ambo aim to do?
A. Train filmmakers. B. Teach sustainable learning.
C. Popularize compulsory education. D. Educate kids to respect others.
29. What does paragraph 5 mainly talk about?
A. Learning styles. B. Teaching aims.
C. The concept of syllabus. D. Examples of systems thinking.
30. What does the underlined word "greenwashing" probably mean?
A. A method of ridding products of green colour.
B. A skill to see through misleading claims or lies.
C. A technique to make materials truly sustainable.
D. A behavior to pretend to be environmentally concerned.
31. What makes the Green Free School special?
A. The school is free for poor children. B. The students cook meals on their own.
C. Students don’t need to worry about exams. D. Traditional education is especially important.
In a recent interview, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, offered some advice to older people to help them keep their cognitive(认知)skills as finely tuned as possible.
Challenge yourself on a regular basis, she urged, but don't just do so casually. Study any new topic hard, until you feel tired and frustrated. This level of effort, she added, is associated with increases in the ease of communication within the brain and, as a result, cognitive skills will be improved.
Her advice is based on a study of "superagers", individuals of 65 years or older, whose cognitive skills are as acute as the average 25-year-olds. Lisa believes that what sets superagers apart is their ability to use the unpleasant feelings they experience when challenging themselves as a signal to keep going, rather than as a warning to stop and rest.
While she provides convincing data to prove how cognitively young these superagers are, I'm not sure her conclusion about why this is so gives the whole picture.
Are superagers simply those who ignore, or even welcome, the pain and frustration that comes with intense mental effort? Or is there some other reason why they spend so much time and effort challenging themselves?
This is important, because if the only way to maintain youthful cognitive skills is to expose ourselves regularly to pain and frustration, it doesn't make old age look particularly inviting.
Contrary to her opinion, I think "enjoyable" is the key. If what you're doing is enjoyable, you're more likely to keep working hard at it-probably without even noticing any discomfort.
Making yourself work until you're exhausted and frustrated holds little appeal. On the other hand, finding an activity you love so much that you don’t even notice when you’re pushing yourself hard seems a far more attractive way to keep your brain active as you grow older.
32. What does Lisa advise older people to do?
A. Work on in spite of feeling bored. B. Push themselves hard in new fields.
C. Relax by communicating with others. D. Challenge each other on a regular basis.
33. What matters in keeping the "superagers" sharp according to Lisa?
A. They can respond to warnings in time. B. They have the ability to adjust flexibly.
C. They regard pains in study as driving power. D. They can make use of disadvantages in work.
34. What does the author doubt?
A. The data that the study provides.
B. The conclusion that "superagers" are acute.
C. The idea that cognitive skills can be improved.
D. The reason for "superagers" keeping brains active.
35. What does the author agree with?
A. Unpleasant feelings do harm to people.
B. Cognitive skills improve slowly with age.
C. Enjoyable work makes people ignore discomfort.
D. Doing appealing work makes people look young.
Black box recorders are used to store data about a plane and its operating environment in the event of a crash. There are two types of black box: the CVR or Cockpit Voice Recorder, and the FDR or Flight Data Recorder. 36 And when combined, the information can be used to build up a picture of what happened during a crash.
The Cockpit Voice Recorder picks up sound from inside the cockpit(机舱), including the pilot headset microphones and those of any other cockpit staff. There's also a microphone in the cockpit. 37 They used to be tape recorders but are flash drives now. These record around two hours of information at a time, recording over and replacing older audio. The CVR allows listeners to find out what the cockpit staff were doing in the event of the crash. 38
The Flight Data Recorder, on the other hand, records important information about what the plane was doing at the time. 39 Typically it includes factors like speed, altitude and engine performance.
40 Sensors that feed data to black box recorders are located in key areas of the plane, such as the engine and wings. The actual black boxes are located at the hack of the plane beneath the tail. This location lessens the chance of the black box being destroyed, as it's not in an area which would take the impact of a head-on or belly-down crash.
A. How do the sensors work?
B. Then where are they kept?
C. Both record different types of information.
D. Then the FDR sends the information to the rescuers.
E. The collected information is then fed into the FDR at the back.
F. And what the staff observed and how they reacted can also be learned.
G. It's used to record any other sound, even the noise of switches and dials.
At the party, we sang the birthday song, and she blew out the candles. "George would be ninety-five if he were alive," she said. "Yes," she 41 . "We were married for fifty years."
Being married for fifty years seemed 42 in an age of high divorce rate. I couldn't resist asking this wife how she 43 to stay married for so long. "Mary," I whispered, "what is your 44 of a long and happy marriage?"
The old woman looked at me for a long time. 45 , she signaled to me to come closer.
"To be 46 for as long as I was," she whispered, "you have to 47 a lot of crap(废话)." It took me a while to 48 what she had said, and then I began to laugh. Oh, the simple 49 ! As I shared with others her words of 50 , everyone laughed and laughed.
As seemingly 51 as the words might sound at first, they can help 52 things from a new perspective(视角). In our grandmothers' day, this 53 meant they tolerated or suffered in silence during situations that they didn't 54 .
Those words have 55 with me ever since. When we really love someone, we don't require 56 from the person. My husband and I do not like everything about each other, but we put up with that sort of imperfection because we 57 each other.
It was the best marriage 58 I'd ever heard. Because as you tolerate some less-than-perfect things, your marriage experiences a deep and meaningful 59 , and suddenly you discover what unconditional love is all about. And it may not be 60 , but it is so worth it.
41. A. answeredB. continued C. agreed D. admitted
42. A. worthwhile B. meaningless C. convincing D. unbelievable
43. A. managed B. afforded. C. prepared D. decided
44. A. wish B. plan C. secret D. aim
45. A. Randomly. B. Finally C. Steadily D. Automatically
46. A. alive B. happy C. healthy D. married
47. A. deal with B. put up with C. think of D. make use of
48. A. process B. distinguish C. remember D. hear
49. A. joy B. mind C. truth D. word
50. A. selflessness B. admiration C. sympathy D. wisdom
51. A. familiar B. irresponsible C. rude D. right
52. A. see B. change C. predict D. divide
53. A. fact B. phrase C. phenomenon D. promise
54. A. inspect B. like C. experience D. control
55. A. stuck B. conflicted C. compromised D. competed
56. A. reward B. recognition C. perfection D. competence
57. A. love B. help C. trust D. encourage
58. A. story B. reality C. record D. advice
59. A. lesson B. event C. period D. transformation
60. A. existent B. satisfying C. easy D. admirable
Sachin Sangh, a trained software engineer, spends most of his free time 61 (carve) sticks of chalk into beautiful artworks.
As a student, Sachin was always called to 62 front of the classroom to write notes on the blackboard, so 63 was no surprise that he formed a special 64 (connect)to the chalk. He started sculpting sticks of chalk as hobby. He 65 (gradual) started sculpting letters and then names, and would gift them to others. There was no Google at the time, nor had he seen anyone making micro-sculptures before. He had to start from scratch.
66 time going by, he got better at it but he had to give up his hobby when he entered the college. However, after graduation, Sachin was free to return to his hobby again. Now, he is so good at it that the self-taught artist 67 (regard)as one of the world's 68 (good)chalk sculptors.
Sachin says that his simpler chalk sculptures take anywhere between five to six hours 69 (complete), while the more complex ones can take up to 130 hours. So far, he 70 (create)more than 200 chalk artworks.
I together with my friend went to an art exhibition yesterday. When we arrived, they were many people waiting for line at the gate of the museum, Most of whom were young students of my age. On enter the exhibition hall, the three of us were immediately attracted by a painting hanging on the wall. It looked so vividly that we all thought it must be the painting by a famous artist. When we walk nearer, we found it was a local artist drew it, which really surprised us. We also felt greatly encouraged, thinking if we worked hard enough, and each of us could do well.