You can pay a fortune to travel around the world. Or you can pay nothing at all. Here are some places you'll never regret visiting. They won't cost you a dime.
The British Museum, London （U.K.）
You need to go here to see the Egyptian mummies, the ancient Greek marbles and so many other treasures. It's open every day, and unlike most other attractions in England that cost an arm and a leg, it's completely free.
National Mall, Washington D. C. （U. S, A.）
You can walk a pathway from the Lincoln Memorial to the severe Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to the Washington Monument with other sights in between. Do you know you can go up in the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument? Tickets are free, but pay a small fee to reserve them in advance to avoid being disappointed.
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris （France）
This great treasure of the world simply can’t be missed. The great stained-glass rose window alone is worth the visit. The Sunday Mass with the Gregorian chant was like stepping back in time. Admission is free every day, but you are welcome to leave a donation. There are also free tours a few times each week. You 'll be additionally charged for tours of the bell tower or the crypt.
Tips： The Notre-Dame Cathedral was greatly damaged by a massive fire in April 2019. Please visit notredamedepairs. fr/en/ for more information regarding future visits to the cathedral.
National Museum o£ Ireland, Dublin and Mayo (Ireland)
Want to see bog bodies, gold ornaments, Viking artifacts and learn about rural Irish life? All four branches of this museum are free to visit, including museums devoted to archaeology, natural history, decorative arts and history and country life. The museum of country life in Turlough Park, Mayo, is devoted to Irish rural traditions, while the natural history museum is especially famous for its collection of insects.
21. Which place do you need to pay for an appointment?
A. Lincoln MemorialB. Notre-Cathedral
C. The top of the Washington Monument. D. Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
22. What are tourists required to do when visiting the bell tower?
A. Leave a donation.B. Pay an extra fee for the tour.
C. Set off at a certain time.D. Make reservations in advance.
23. If you do a study on how a worm turns into a butterfly, you probably go to .
A. the British Museum, London
B. National Mall, Washington D. C.
C. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
D. National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and Mayo
I was determined to learn swimming at the age of ten. At the K. P. L. B. was a pool offering the opportunity. My mother constantly warned against it, and bore fresh in my mind the details of each drowning in the river. But the K. P. L. B. pool was safe.
My fear of water started from childhood. It began when I was four years old and father took me to the beach. There the huge waves knocked me down and swept over me.
The K. P. L B. pool was quiet. I was afraid of going in all alone, so I sat on the side of the pool to wait for others. Then came a big boy. He yelled, “Hi, Skinny! How'd you like to be ducked?” With that he picked me up and threw me into the deep end. I landed in a sitting position, and swallowed water. But I was not frightened out of my wits-when my feet hit the bottom, I would make a big jump, come out of the surface. It seemed a long way down. I gathered all my strength when I landed and made what I thought was a great spring upwards. Then I opened my eyes and saw nothing but water. I tried to yell but no sound came out. I went down, down, endlessly.
When I came to consciousness, I found myself on the bed in the hospital.
I never went back to the pool I avoided water whenever I could . This misadventure stayed with me as the years rolled by. It deprived me of the joy of boating and swimming. Finally, I decided to get an instructor. Piece by piece, I practised hard and finally he built a swimmer. Several months later. the instructor was finished, but I was not. Sometimes the terror would return.
This went on till July. I swam across the Lake Wentworth. Only once did the terror return. When I was in the middle of the lake, I put my face under and saw nothing but bottomless water.
I laughed and said, “Well, Mr. Terror, what do you think you can do to me?”
I had conquered my fear of water.
24. The author's original fear of water was brought about by .
A. an outing to the beach with his fatherB. his poor skill in swimming
C. his mother's warning of drowningD. an unpleasant memory of the pool
25 . Why was the author not scared to death when he was thrown into the water?
A. He came up with an idea to go upwards.
B. He knew how to swim in the pool.
C. He felt that the K. P. L. B. pool was safe.
D. He was waiting for others to save him.
26. Which of the following can be used to describe the author?
A. Demanding and courageous.B. Determined and far-sighted.
C. Dependable and adaptable.D. Diligent and cautious.
27. What can be inferred from the passage?
A. When swimming across the Lake Wentworth, the author's still awfully scared.
B. Recovering from the hospital, the author showed no interest in water activities.
C. Under the guidance of the instructor, the author could swim freely and bravely.
D. At first the author dare not swim on his own and wanted others' company.
EVEN the best of communicators can sometimes hit a wrong note, whether with a joke, turn of phrase, or even an ill-timed chuckle （轻笑）.
For instance, a former finance minister Ken Gabriel usually tries to keep things casual when answering reporters' questions. But in a television interview on the news program 60 Minutes, some people felt his register was a little too casual-even careless.
At one point, Gabriel spoke about the bankers who have been widely blamed for causing the collapse of the financial sector： ”I mean there were a whole bunch of folks who, on paper, if you looked at quarterly reports, were wildly successful, selling derivatives that turned out to be ••• completely worthless Gabriel said, with a chuckle.
Shocked by Gabriel's laughter during the interview, journalist David finally asked： "You're sitting here. And you' re-you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems- n
Gabriel quickly explained himself by replying, “No, no. There' s gotta be a little humor to get you through the day. " But that exchange ended up making news, as TV pundits, journalists and public relations experts debated Gabriel' s tone-
One unnamed strategist for Gabriel, s party said that the finance minister' s attempts at humor were distracting ： " Gabriel is gifted in so many ways, but humor is not something that he seems to be comfortable with. He does not come across as a funny guy.”
The TV critic Daniel g meanwhile, came to Gabriel s defense.
“Gabriel isn't a rookie ... All this laughter seems clearly to be calculated rather than accidental. His laughs last night were designed as laughs of reassurance. They were designed to tell the TV audience he understands the severity of the situation."
There would have been little debate if Gabriel had not laughed during a speech. Answering questions in a public setting, however, should allow for a more conversational register. But as Gabriel discovered, not everyone agrees on just how casual the tone should be. I
28. What's the meaning of the phrase hit a wrong note?
A. Say something wrong.B. Do something wrong.
C. Write down something wrongly.D. Play the music wrongly.
29. What did Gabriel do when journalist David asked him about the laughter?
A. Tried to account for it.B. Found an excusefor it.
C. Refused to say anything about it.D. Learned a lessonfromit.
30. Which of the following stands by Gabriel?
A. The banker.B. David.
C. The unnamed strategist.D. Daniel.
31. Which of the following may be the best title for the passage?
A. Debatable speeches of Gabriel.B. Be cautious while you are speaking.
C. Gabriel's rude behavior in speeches. D. Honest or not, it's hard to say.
Reducing, reusing and recycling is a way of life in Sweden. Recycling is required by law and garbage is sorted at home before it goes to a recycling center. Recyclables are sorted into seven categories and recycling stations are within just 300 meters of all residential areas . “ Recycling almost everything is a must in Sweden now. It actually feels very uncomfortable when you visit another country and can' t find easy ways to recycle," said Owen Gaffney, an expert at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth.
But not all of its garbage is recycled. Sweden uses alternatives that include burning garbage to make electricity instead of using fossil fuels to heat 1.2 million homes. About half of household garbage is sent to one of the 33 waste — to — heat plants. Sweden is importing garbage from other countries to keep these plants running. Sweden is also a world leader in turning food waste into eco-friendly biogas- It has made food waste collection compulsory beginning in 2021. There is a food waste biogas plant, which allows biogas to be used to run public buses and to heat apartment buildings.
Sweden now wants to deal with those remaining items that cannot be recycled by using a circular（循环论证的）economy approach. It means that products can be reused and only recycled when absolutely necessary. The Swedish government formed an advisory group to find a new way of making this part of its environmental policy.
This will not work effectively unless people are taught to change their behavior. Now the government is reforming its tax code so that people could get cheaper repairs or buy used things. The large Swedish clothing retailer（零售商）H&M operates a recycling program that gives customers discounts when they bring back old clothing.
Sweden is fighting climate change by doing all the right stuff. Waste recycling and the plans to switch to a circular economy will go a long way in reducing its carbon footprint and will help stop global warming.
32. What do we know about Sweden?
A. Sweden imports household garbage for biogas.
B. Everything is recycled after being used in Sweden.
C. Half of garbage in Sweden is used to produce heat.
D. It is convenient to recycle things in Sweden.
33. What does the advisory group do?
A. Teach people how to save fossil fuels. B. Conduct a survey about the local economy.
C. Make sure the citizens recycle wisely. D. Offer advice on environmental policy.
34. How does the government encourage its citizens to reuse?
A. It provides various recycling programs. B. It cuts down taxes on new products.
C. It offers lower prices for repairs. D. It gives discounts to regular buyers.
35. From which is the text possibly taken ?
A. A book on city environment.B. A news report on local environment.
C. A science report on public health.D. Atravel guide on Sweden.
You have probably heard the saying, “It is better to give than to receive. " The act of giving creates positive feelings for both the giver and the receiver.
36 Giving can not only bring positive feelings for the receiver, but it has also been shown to be a mood booster（助推器）for the giver. For example, a study published in Nature Communications found that the participants who chose to spend money on others rather than themselves had a greater increase in levels of self-reported happiness. 37 Because you will create positive energy when saying “Yes”.
Giving improves your emotional and physical health. 38 Giving can create positive benefits to your physical health and well-being as well, including decreased stress, lowered blood pressure, and even increased life length < A recent study found that people who volunteered even a few hours a week were 40 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who didn't.
Giving increases feelings of appreciation. Both the giver and the receiver can experience a kind of gratefulness when generosity is at play. Why is this so important? Because appreciation is important to your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. 39
Giving can change the world. All great change starts with small actions. Your generosity has the potential to affect massive change in the lives of other people and creatures. For example ： You volunteer at your local animal shelter to accompany homeless dogs. Because these dogs have received extra love, they are happier. Because they are happier, they are more likely to be adopted. 40 It sets off a chain of small yet meaningful actions that lead to big change.
A. Giving makes you happier.
B. Giving leaves you more energetic.
C. This situation shows how giving works.
D. Thus, many people choose to give rather than to take.
E. That's why telling people you are grateful is so important.
F. The benefits of giving extend beyond your emotional health.
G. So nod when your neighbor asks you to join a beach clean-up activity.
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的A,B,C和D四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最 佳选项。 .
My doctor accompanied me out for a stroll （散步）around the farm where she lives. I was physically and emotionally exhausted and 41 by anxiety and stress from work. The farm was full of life. There were insects, horses, rabbits, and a cat. She told me to 42 my hobby in the environment.
When I was ill, I tended to hide myself and 43 from the here and now. So, when I met a horse named Lira, I expected 44 As I got closer to Lira, she nuzzled（用鼻子爱抚）her nose into my chest, putting a（n） 45 pressure over my heart. Suddenly, I felt 46 I had reached a wellspring（源泉）of past hurts, fears and 47 I began to melt emotionally. I patted Lira's nose and 48 in her smell. I found I felt 49 I worked with Lira 50 , learning basic communication and feeding methods to work together with her. 51 I wasn't sure at first what one would do with a horse except 52 it, I knew that Lira had enabled me to bond with the world in an uncommon way by 53 my feelings and giving them back to me.
In my meetings with Lira, I found that I lost my usual self-consciousness and I would focus on
54 I learned to live in the 55 With Lira by my side, I saw into a 56 in which trust comes first, and compassion（同情）57 I found a deep peace in leading her 58 a path, by using my own power of intention to tell 59 to start, stop, turn left or turn right. I felt an inner quietness and even joy. My work with this horse was part of a 60 out of a very dark night in my soul.
41. A. beatenB. blownC. battledD. blocked
42. A. jump atB. struggle withC. suffer fromD. focus on
430 A. disappointB. discoverC. disconnectD. disappear
44. A. somethingB. nothingC. everythingD. anything
45. A. grandB. naughtyC. normalD. gentle
46. A. as ifB. only ifC. even ifD. what if
47. A. concernsB. comfortsC. commentsD. conditions
48. A. pouredB. tookC. breathedD. flooded
49. A. rarerB . worseC. betterD. stranger
50. A. neverB. oftenC. seldomD. rarely
51. A. WhenB. OnceC. SinceD. While
52. A. touchingB . admiringClovingD. riding .
53. A. responding toB. adapting toC. turning backD. opening up
54. A. pretendingB. predictingC. communicatingD. fighting
55. A . presentB. pastC. bitternessD. anxiety
56. A. dreamB. lifeC reasonD. target
57. A. ranksB. appearsC. arrivesD. follows
58. A. toB. alongC. inD. at
59. A. whereB. whetherC. whyD. how
60. A. lessonB. testC. journeyD. assessment
Although called Peking Opera, it didn't originate in Beijing but in the, provinces of Anhui and Hubei. It is believed that Peking Opera came into being after 1790 61 the four most famous opera troupes from Anhui Province paid a visit to Beijing. 62 ( base) upon traditional Anhui Opera, Peking Opera has also adopted repertoire, music and performing techniques from Kun Opera and Qinqiang. It has taken in the best from each opera and eventually 63 (form) its own highly stylized music and performing techniques.
Peking Opera is a 64 ( combine) of music, dance, art, acrobatics, and martial arts. With its beautiful paintings, delicate costumes, 65 graceful gestures, Peking Opera nowadays attracts people all around the world.
66 (traditional) , women in China 67 ( forbid) to enter theatres, so all Peking Opera characters were played by men. But now, women enjoy equal rights with men on the stage, and more women are appearing on the Opera stage 68 ever before. When 69 ( perform) , in addition to singing, performers use well-established movements to express certain emotions and meanings. They also use their eyes and facial expressions 70 ( convey) specific meanings.
三、写作(共两节，满分35分) 第一节 短文改错(共10小题;每小题1分，满分10分)
I have learned that volunteers for Beijing Winter Olympic Games is needed. I'm writing to apply to this position.
As a Chinese, I thought it is a privilege and duty for me to offer the best voluntary service to our foreign guest. I believe I' m qualified for a job. I have a good command of English and I' m confident in give players guidance as requiring. What's more, I have an extensive knowledge of winter sports, that will prove helpful in communicating with players . In addition, I have been participated in several international programs before, and enjoy spreading our culture to foreigners.
I would appreciate if you could offer me the opportunity. Thank you for your time and consideration.
1. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a hospital.B. In a restaurant.C. In a classroom.
2. When will the man be able to visit Mr. Black?
A. On November 1st.B. On November 2nd.C. On November 3rd.
3. What does the man mean?
A. He doesn't like either of the shirts.
B. It's an easy question for him.
C. Brown is his favorite color.
4. What does the man plan to do this afternoon?
A. Go to the movies.B. Go to class.C. Go shopping.
5. What's happened to Tom?
A. He's sick.B. He fell while running.C. He is out of work.
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，并标在试卷的相应位置。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。 听第6段材料，回答第6、7题。
6. Where are the speakers probably?
A. At a radio station.B. At home.C. On their journey.
7. What hit the US Midwest?
A. A snow slide.B. A blizzard（暴风雪）.C. An earthquake.
8. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Friends.B. Salesman and customer.C. Strangers.
9. Why does the woman refuse to try some ice cream ?
A. There aren't her favorite flavors.
B. She prefers to drink some milk.
C. She is on a diet.
10. What are listed on the paper?
A. Home numbers.B. Office numbers.C. Cellphone numbers.
11. What does the man ask the woman to do?
A. Correct the numbers on the paper.
B. Confirm the e-mail addresses.
C. Check the class schedule.
12. How many people does the woman need to call?
13. Why was the boy asked to see the woman?
A. He doesn't like her class.
B. He disturbs his classmates.
C. He is always complaining.
14. What's the boy talking about during the class?
A. The lecture.B. His trips.C. His neighbor.
15. How does the boy feel when asking the woman questions during the class?
A. Excited.B. Confident.C. Uncomfortable.
16. What does the woman advise the boy to do?
A. Ask her questions after class.
B. Talk with his classmates after class.
C. Write down all the points of the lecture.
17. What is the survey on?
A. British culture.B. Necessities to survive.C. Ideal lifestyles.
18. What is Baloo?
A. A fictional character.B. The author of a book.C. A bear in the zoo.
19. What is the most necessary thing for women?
A. The Internet.B. Chocolate.C. Hugs.
20. What don't most people in London realize?
A. The importance of love and friendship.
B. Their dependence on mobile phones.
C. The essence（本质）of happiness.