1. What is the weather like at the moment?
A. Rainy. B. Sunny. C. Cloudy.
2. What will the speakers probably do first?
A. Drive home B Cook dinner C. Get fast food
3. Why will the woman go outside?
A. To walk her dog B. To do exercise C. To enjoy the weather.
4. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Brother and sister. B, Father and daughter. C. Grandfather and granddaughter
5. What are the speakers talking about?
A. An office B. An apartment. C. A restaurant
6. What does the girl think of Betty?
A. She is clever B. She is thoughtful C She is warm-hearted
7. Who is the most difficult to make friends with?
A. Jack B. Bob C Alice
8. Why does the woman want to take online courses?
A. They offer lower prices.
B. They offer more courses.
C. They offer more chances to discuss.
9. How long is the program?
A. Six months. B. One year. . C. Two years.
10. What is the woman's native language?
A. French B. German C. English.
11. Which part of German is the most difficult for the woman?
A Its grammar B. Its pronunciation C Its vocabulary.
12. How many languages does the man speak?
A. One B. Two C. Three
13. How many countries will tourists visit on the 10-day trip?
A. Two B. Four C. Five
14. What is included in the price for the 10-day trip?
A. Meals B. Entrance tickets C Local transportation
15. What will tourists do on the 6th day of the cruise trip?
A. Fly back from Alaska.
B. Tour the city of Alaska.
C. Watch a performance in Alaska.
16. Where are the speakers?
A. In Canada B. In Austria C In America.
17. Where is the speaker giving the speech?
A. In a park. B. In a museum C In a government building
18. Why did Simon go to Europe as a young man?
A. To tour around Europe. B. To get an education. C To visit his family
19. What did Simon do after returning from Europe?
A. Fight against new ideas.
B. Create his own business.
C. Help to found a government
20. What do people in Central and South America think of Simon?
A. He is a national hero. B. He is a great dreamer. C. He is a good president.
Stop in for lunch at Drexell Honeybee's 15-table restaurant and you'll find a menu filled with down-home cooking:
beef and potatoes, chicken and dumplings, and mac and cheese. What you won’t find on the menu: prices. At Drexell&
Honeybee’s, customers pay what they want--or what they can. They leave their money in a donation(捐助)box near
the door. The box is behind a screen (屏幕)that separates it from the rest of the room, so if you can’t pay for your meal
today --as many people in this poor town often can't---nobody will know, and, more importantly, nobody will judge.
How much a customer pays may be different, but it almost always comes with thanks. “Today I wasn’t able to eat and
you guys helped me,” one customer wrote in a thank-you note. “Thank you for bringing blessing (福祉) to this town and
me.” Inside the note were twenty cents.
“We want to be that beacon of light to someone in need,” says Lisa Thomas- McMillan, who opened the restaurant
with her husband, Freddie McMillan, last year. “We might not be able to pull it all out, but we're going to try to help you
in some kind of way.”
The entire town of Brewton has rallied behind them. Locals bring in homegrown vegetables, and two farmers keep
separate gardens just for the restaurant. A 15-year-old boy even tried donating his prizewinning pig. Thomas-McMillan
couldn't accept it (the pig hadn’t been examined by the United States Department of Agiculture). The boy sold the pig and
put the $457 he made right in Drexell Honeybee's donation box.
21. The McMillans opened the restaurant to__________.
A. help those in need B. donate money for the town
C. give thanks to locals D. advertise down-home cooking
22. Why is the donation box behind a screen?
A. To make the box noticeable. B To leave the box in a safe place.
C. To save some customers' face. D. To know how much customers pay
23. What does the underlined sentence in the last paragraph probably mean?
A. The restaurant owners have refused the locals' help
B. The whole town has supported the restaurant owners
C. The restaurant owners couldn't satisfy the whole town
D. The whole town has competed with the restaurant owners.
24. Which of the following might be the best title for the text?
A. A Donation Box B. A Bill of Good
C. A note of Thanks D. A local Restaurant
According to a new study, running 50 minutes a week, at a pace between a 10-and 7.5-minute mile, helped lower the
risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and other causes. Working out more than that didn’t mean more health
benefits (益处), say the researchers, based on a review of a number of studies.
Because running is a popular form of physical activity, study coauthor Zeljko Pedisic and his workmates chose to take
a bird's eye view of what past studies of running and the risk of death had concluded. The team collected 14 papers that
collectively studied over 230,000people for the effects of running on cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes of
death. Most participants(参与者) were from U.S. and European populations.
Pooling the results from these 14 studes showed that running led to lowering the risk of cancer-related death by 23%, the
risk of cardiovascular-related death by 30%, and the risk of death from all other causes by 27%. Those benefits appeared
even when people ran relatively slowly and for under an hour a week--less time than the World Health Organization recently.
There are some warnings to the research, though. Among other things, possibly these benefits were found because all
the 14 studies of running and the cause of death only included healthy people from the get-go, the authors write. Also, only
two of the papers recorded how people’s running habits changed over the years, and how often people ran was self-reported
in other papers.
Though the results suggest that people might need less of a workout than the WHO might suggest, that doesn’t mean it's
time to change those standards, Pedisic says. There are several other health factors that need to be examined besides the
risk of death, he says, and people need other ways to get fit, too.
25. What's the new study mainly about?
A. Running as slowly as possible could keep you healthy.
B. Running led to lower risks of death than other activities.
C. Running more than 50 minutes a week was bad for health.
D. Running for less than an hour a week could lower risks of death.
26. It can be learnt from the 14 studies that__________.
A. 12 of the studies self-reported how often people ran
B. most of the studies recorded people's running habits
C. only people from America and Europe were included
D. running lowered the risk of death from cancer by 30%
27. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. People should run more than what the WHO advises.
B. The WHO needs to change its standards for running.
C. The new study results need to be further proved
D. Running is one of the best ways to keep fit.
This is a common situation for beginner-level language learners---they want to read classic (经典的 )books, but what
their language skills allow are usually little more than children's books.
Oxford University Press tried to solve this problem back in 1988 by designing a series of graded English reading
materials known as the Oxford Bookworms Library. It now has a collection of over 200 books---many of them simplified
versions of classics---which fall into seven difficulty levels from "starter level" to level six.
However, there has always been a debate over whether shortened versions of classics have less value. Some worry
that by reading them, students don’t get to learn the essence of the orginal (原版的)text.
Rob Waring, a Japanese professor, mentions one of his students, Satoko, as an example in his booklet The "Why" and
"How"of Using Graded Readers. Satoko was a Japanese student majoring in English. But by the time she graduated, she
had only managed to finish reading just one English book because it was far beyond her language level. " For Satoko,
reading in English was a fight; a fight that she lost, "wrote Waring, who suggested that reading easy texts is necessary
because it helps language learners build up confidence and fluency in reading. By reading a lot--rather than getting stuck in
one book --they can get used to kinds of English expressions and writing styles. Only by doing this can they reach what
Waring calls the"reading-with-ideas"level of reading.
So it doesn’t matter if the books are original classics or not--for beginner--level language learners, the simple act of
reading is a form of learning in itself. “Stories offer a window to other cultures, other worlds, real or imagined, beyond the
classroom,” Jennifer Basset, the first editor of the Oxford Bookworms Library, said in an interview with GetEnglishLessons.
28. Why did Oxford University Press design the Oxford Bookworms Library?
A. To attract as many English learners as possible
B. To allow English beginners to read classic books
C To make classics popular with more English learners
D. To help English beginners improve their language skills
29. From paragraph 4, Rob Waring points out that__________.
A. language learners are expected to read a lot
B. language learners don't need to read easy texts
C. reading a lot can build up language learners'confidence
D. reading easy texts can give language learners more ideas
30. What is the writer’s attitude to shortened books?
A. Doubtful. B Unclear. C. Unconcerned. D Supportive.
“Click!” That’s the sound of a seat belt(安全带) locking in place. ___31___So I don’t drive anywhere until I wear
it. Choosing to wear your seat belt is as simple as choosing between life and death. Which one do you choose?
Think about it. When you are driving in a car, you may be going 60 MPH or faster. Then somebody ahead of you locks
up his or her brakes. Your car, which was going 60 MPH, has now suddenly stopped. Your body, however, is still going
60 MPH.___32___ will it be the windshield(挡风玻璃) or your seat belt? I choose the seat belt.
___33___ They think that seat belts don’t allow them much space to move freely in the car. To them, what's more
uncomfortable? Wearing a seat belt or flying through a car windshield?
Let’s just take a closer look at your choices. If you are not wearing your seat belt, you can hop around the car and slide
in and out of your seat easily. You are more likely to die or suffer serious injuries. ___34___ That means you are
much more likely to walk away unharmed from a car accident.
Wearing a seat belt does not always ensure your safety. You can still get hurt or killed while wearing seat
belts. ___35___.You are much less likely to get seriously injured or killed in a car accident. So why not take the
A. What's going to stop your body?
B. Seat belts save lives and that's a fact.
C. Some people forget to wear seat belts.
D. Some people think that seat belts are uncomfortable.
E. If you are wearing a seat belt, you have to stay in your seat.
F. If you don’t have a seat belt on, the police can give you a ticket.
G. But wearing them has proven to be safer than driving without them.
My family has moved a lot. So I've __36__ walking into a new school and making new friends. It doesn’t even trouble
me that much--I __37__ know I’ll feel at home in the new place after a few months. But about a year ago we __38__ again,
and that time it was __39__. The reason why we were moving was a __40__ to us: My father had a terrible illness and
lost his job. My mom gave up her job to be with my dad__ 41__he got the medical treatment (治疗). I couldn’t imagine
how we would __42__ --what if neither of my parents would find __43__ again?
I knew my parents __44__ me to be strong and I didn't want to let them down. __45__, I gave in to all the feelings of
sadness and fear. I cried a lot, and for the first time in my life, I started to __46__school. I kept to myself so much that most
people decided I was__47__and selfish. __48__ , there were two girls at my school who reached out to me. When I finally
started to talk, it comforted me to share all the __49__ I’d been holding inside. And Melissa and Nicole really listened and
__50__ what I was experiencing, __51__ I believed no one would. Their caring __52__ me up so much that soon I had a
whole group of friends. I stopped hating school, and my problems became much__53__ to stand.
It just goes to show you that you don’t have to __54__the bad times alone, __55__is the best way to help yourself.
36. A worried about B dreamed about C got tired of D. got used to
37. A. always B. never C seldom D. sometimes
38. A. settled B. moved C walked D. suffered
39. A. usual B. strange C. different D. interesting
40. A. shock B. shame C pride D. pleasure
41. A. after B. until C. since D. while
42. A judge B. change C. manage D. decide
43. A. time B work C. energy D. health
44.A expected B allowed C persuaded D commanded
45. A. Anyhow B. Besides C However D. Therefore
46.A. leave B. enjoy C. attend D. hate
47. A. unfriendly B stubborn C determined D. devoted
48. A. Gradually B. Luckily C. Hopefully D Actually
49. A pain B. anger C. courage D power
50. A. admitted B. requested C. understood D doubted
51. A. as though B. even though C now that D. so that
52. A. blew B. brought C. picked D warmed
53. A. easier B. harder C. more common D. more serious
54. A. think of B. escape from C. go through D. care about
55. A Standing out B. Reaching out C. Giving out D. Working out
Over time the computer has changed a lot, from a calculating machine __56__ a robot. In 1936, __57__ (it) real
father, Alan Tuning, wrote a book about how it could work as a "universal machine"__58__(solve) mathematical
problems. By the 1940s, it had grown as large as a room, __59__ worried the designers a lot. Later the computer was
made smaller but the memory became __60__(large). In the early 1960s it was given a family __61__ (connect) by a
network. Since the 1970s, the computer __62__(apply) in many aspects of people' s life. For example, it has become
__63__ powerful that it eve can help with medical operations. Now, the computer has__64__ (true) achieved its goal
of providing __65__ (human) with a life of high quality.
66.杰克在交友上遇到了困难，于是他向老师求助。( (turn to)
67.那些献身于研究的科学家们值得我们尊敬。( devote， deserve)
69.毫无疑问，我们应该在英语学习中充分利用好字典，( doubt.， make use of)
71.自从露西加入英语俱乐部以来，她积极参加了各种活动。( ever since)
72.志愿者们将伤员们从废墟中营教出来, 对此伤员们十分感激。( rescue，“介词+关系代词” 定语从句)
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