1. Who is the woman talking to?
A. A bank clerk. B. A mailman. C. Her neighbor.
2. What is the time by Sandra's watch?
A. 2:55. B. 3: 00. C. 3: 05.
3. What will the weather be like tomorrow?
A. Cold. B. Rainy. C. Windy.
4. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In a laboratory. B. In a hospital. C. In a lawyer's office.
5. What does the woman mean?
A. Filling out the forms is no easy thing to do.
B. She forgot to fill out the forms.
C. She'll remind the man about the forms.
6. Why does the woman come to the library?
A. To renew a book. B. To return the books. C. To look for her library card.
7. How many books can students borrow at most at a time now?
A. Four. B. Five. C. Ten.
8. What's the relationship between the speakers?
A. Boyfriend and girlfriend. B. Husband and wife. C. Customer and shop assistant.
9. What do we know about the man?
A. He is very poor. B. He hates shopping. C. He often comes to the store.
10. Which dress does the woman like?
A. The white one. B. The blue one. C. The red one.
11. What does the woman say about her sister?
A. She has broad tastes in music. B. She can sing all kinds of songs.
C. She dislikes to meet people.
12. What do we know about Lucy and Tom?
A. They are of the same age. B. They have something in common
C. They like the same magazine.
13. What present does the man decide to give his brother?
A. A music CD. B. A birthday cake. C. A music magazine.
14. Who is going to have dinner with the woman?
A. Jane. B. David C. Leo.
15. What troubles the man?
A. The printer doesn't work. B. His client is difficult to please.
C He has no time to keep his promise.
16. What does the woman say about the man's problem.
A. It’s difficult. B. I doesn't make sense C. It’s easy to handle
17. What will the woman probably do next?
A. Get changed. B. Ring her husband. C. Call for an engineer.
18. What was the woman doing at 11 o'clock?
A. Parking his car. B. Driving down a road. C. Walking down a street.
19. What did the speaker do that afternoon?
A. He went shopping. B. He went to a cinema C. He went to the bank.
20. What was the thief doing when he was caught?
A. Buying something. B. Drinking in a bar C. Running down the stairs.
He examined my face, "Hmmm, "he said quietly. "Are you a model?” Is he kidding? No way would anyone ever confuse me with a fashion model. I was ugly. After all, had the scar( 疤)
The accident happened in fourth grade, when a neighbour boy threw a sharp stone through the side of my face. After a three-hour operation, a huge bandage(绷带) covered half of my face for several months.
You'll always be pretty to me," Dad sighed, "even if yow aren’t to the rest of the world, " Right. Thanks As if I couldn’t hear the unkind words of the other kids at school. As if I couldn’t see how different l looked from the pretty girls the teachers often paid attention to. As if if I didn’t look at myself in the bathroom minor from time to time. In a culture that values beauty, an ugly girt is not accepted.
“of course. I’m not a model, " I replied. The doctor crossed his arms over his chest and looked at me. "Since you're not a model, what brought you here today?" The room swam before me, as my eyes were filled with tears.
The doctor sat down beside me. His voice was low and soft. "let me tell you what l see. I see a beautiful woman. Not a perfect woman, but a beautiful woman. Even Elizabeth Taylor has a tiny scar on her forehead, " he said in a low voice. Then he paused a while. -When a person falls in love, if their mate has an imperfection, that imperfection becomes special. " As tears were rolling down my face. He said, “You are a very attractive woman with a very small imperfection. Whether you know it or not, it makes you special.”
I left his office, not with the scar removed from my face, but with a tear removed from my heart.
21. How did the woman get a scar on her face?
A. She was born with the scar
B She was injured by her neighbor
C. She fell over a stone by accident.
D. She had an unsuccessful operation.
22. From the third paragraph we can learn that the writer
A. felt much better for her father's comfort
B. was eager to make friends at school
C was extremely upset about her looks
D. hated the teachers who ignored her
23. The doctor helped the writer understand that
A. no pains, no gains
B. a good medicine tastes bitter
C. little imperfection makes perfect.
D. father's love is as deep as the sea
Thousands of people have headed to an area in the western United States to search for a hidden treasure. A wealthy art collector and businessman from the area named Forrest Fenn says he hid the treasure. The searchers follow nine clues(线索) from a poem that Fenn wrote. They consider the poem their "treasure map.
The treasure hunters believe the prize could be hidden in an area that starts in New Mexico and stretches all the way to the northern state of Montana Many believe the treasure is real. Others, however. think it does not exist
An estimated 350, 000 hunters from around the world have come to the area seeking the treasure. One of them is Sacha Johnston. She is a single mother. "I have been hunting for the treasure for five years and I'm not regretful about my choice, Johnston said. She thinks she has made good progress on guessing some of the clues. So, she's happy and has kept her search going.
Forrest Fenn spoke to VOA from his home in Santa Fe. The house is filled with priceless art pieces collected over his lifetime. He talked about volunteering to fight in the Vietnam War in 1968 and narrowly escaping death several times during his service.
Fenn said doctors found cancer in his body in 1988 and told him he only had about six months to live, So he decided to put pieces of gold, jewels and other valuables in a bronze box and leave it for others to enjoy after he was gone. But Fenn ended up beating cancer. Years later, is 2010, he decided to hide the box. “I wanted to give people something to look forward to and everyone is hopeful, " he said.
when asked whether he thinks people are close to finding the treasure, Fenn said he really has no idea. “It is possible my treasure box could be found this afternoon, or it could be 100 years or 500 years. Who knows?" he said.
24. According to the first two paragraphs, what can we learn about the treasure hunt?
A. The clues are hidden in nine poems
B The searching area is very large.
C. Only a few people have taken part in it
D. Most people don't believe the treasure exists.
25. How does Sacha Johnston feel about her hunt?
A. She is uncertain about her hunt.
B. She in tired of her hunt
C. She is satisfied with her hunt.
D. She is relaxed by her hunt.
26. Why did Forest Fenn start the treasure hunt?
A. To bring people a goal as well as hope.
B. To celebrate his recovery from cancer.
C. To let more people know about his poems
D. To draw people's attention to war survivors
27. The purpose of the passage is to.
A. introduce a successful treasure hunter to the readers.
B. persuade the readers to join in a treasure hunt
C. show the readers how to be a good treasure hunter
D tell the readers that a treasure hunt is going on
Finding fish is going to get harder as climate change continues to heat the world's oceans. A new study finds that warming seas over the past 80 years have reduced the sustainable(可持续)catch of 124 species of fish.
Sustainable catch refers to the amount that can be harvested without doing long-term damage to the health of populations of some species.
Overfishing has made that decrease worse, researchers say. Overfishing refers to catching so many fish that the size of the population falls. In some parts of the world, such as the heavily fished Sea of Japan, the decrease is as high as 35 percent .That's a loss of more than one in every three fish
Researchers examined changes in 235 populations of fish between 1930 and 2010. Those fish populations were in 38 ocean regions. Temperature changes are different from one ocean site to another. But on average(平均) over that time, Earth's sea-surface temperatures have risen by about 0.5℃
On average, that warming has caused the sustainable catch to drop by 4. 1 percent, the study found. About 8 percent of the fish populations the team studied saw losses as a result of the ocean warming. About 4 percent of the populations increased. That's because certain species have thrived in warmer waters. One example is the black sea bass(鲈鱼). It lives along the northeastern U. S. coast. But as warming continues, even these fish will reach their limit, says Christopher Free. He works at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He led the work while he was at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N. J. His team shared its findings March 1 in Science.
28. The example of the Sea of Japan in paragraph 3 is to show
A. the good harvest of fish
B the harm of overfishing
C. the sudden change of climate
D. the strong influence of sustainable catch
29. What does the underlined word "thrived" in the last paragraph mean?
A. broken up B. died out C. come into being D. grown in number
30. What is the best title for the text?
A. Practical Sea Fishing Information
B. How Weather Affects Fishing
C Oceans' Fever Means Fewer Fish
D. Warming Waters, Moving Fish
How to Help Children Understand Social Distancing
Like most people, you're probably worried about the COVID-19 and want to keep your family safe. Fortunately, practicing social distancing is an easy way to help limit the spread of the virus so fewer people get sick. You can help your children understand why social distancing is important.
31 Although experts are still learning about how COVID-19 spreads, it appears that non-symptomatic(无症状) people can still spread the virus. Because of this, it's necessary to stay away from everyone, whether or not they appear sick.
Tell your kids social distancing helps stop the virus from spreading. Try to help your kids see social distancing as a first step your family is taking rather than a list of rules they have to follow.
32 So social distancing is a really useful way o stop the spread of germs
33 Your kids probably don't want to spend all of their time at home, so they may be wondering why they can' play with friends or go to the movies. Tell them that spending time with others and going to public places increases their risk of getting sick or spreading the sickness.
34 There will likely be times when your kids are out in public like while on outdoor walks or possibly in the store, Explain that the coronavirus(冠状病毒) can travel as far as 6 ft (1.8 m)away from a sick person. Then, teach them to move away from people they meet in public just in case they're sick
Encourage your kids to connect with friends over video chat. Social distancing doesn't mean you have to separate yourself from your friends. Talk to your kids about the ways they can connect with their fiends using their phone and computer. _35
A. Make sure that you're doing everything to keep them safe.
B. Allow your kids to use their tools to text, chat, or call their friends.
C. Discuss the changes they may notice in your public community.
D. Explain that people can spread the virus even before they are sick.
E.Explain that your family needs to stay home as much as possible.
F. Tell them to stay at least 6 ft (1.8 m) away from others while out.
G. Point out that the only way to avoid getting sick is to avoid sick people.
The little, black-haired boy with the big brown eyes was waiting for us on the other side of the world. Ever since our adoption(收养) agency(机构) had matched us, I had been hurriedly 36 all the necessary paperwork. We knew we 37 months of waiting before we could 38 our new son in our arms, and he'd 39 long enough already.
I made it a personal 40 to never slow the process. On one late afternoon in June 2005, everything was ready, and I rushed toward the 41 post office.
I thought I knew where it was. I 42 there as the minutes went by, only to find that the office was no longer located where I 43 it. Tears came to my eyes. This was before we all had a(n) 44 in our pockets. I had no 45 of finding the correct location.
I 46 driving toward home and I felt like a failure. Suddenly. I was cut off at a stoplight by an oversized box truck. I was shocked to find it was a(an) 47 truck. I decided to 48 closely behind the truck. What were the chances the truck would lead me 49 to the post office I was seeking?
It 50 the chances were good. Less than five minutes later, I saw a post-office 51. I had tears in my eyes again, but this time it was because I was so 52 for another evidence that we were 53 to parent this little boy.
Our documents went out that night. The truck driver never 54 he was an angel(天使) for me that day. Three months later, we flew around the world to 55 our son for the first time. We have been with him every day since.
36. A. requesting B. selecting C. completing D. exploring
37. A. gained B. faced C. won D. preferred
38. A. walk B. rescue C. hold D. trap
39. A. waited B. lived C. stayed D. fought
40. A. experience B. item C. signal D. goal
41. A. newest B. biggest C. cheapest D. closest
42. A. drove B. ran C. cycled D. wandered
43. A. rebuilt B. designed C remembered D. decorated
44. A. road map В. calculator C. address book D. smart-phone
45. A. way B. hope C. purpose D. power
46. A. imagined B. started C. considered D. practiced
47. A. post-office В. ice-cream C. farm D. fire
48. A. explore B. follow C. watch D. inspect
49. A. fluently B. straight C. suddenly D. personally
50. A. broke out B. sorted out C. set out D. turned out
51. A. driver B. shelter C. sign D. poster
52. A. selfless B. nervous C. curious D. grateful
53. A. puzzled B. meant C. pleased D. invited
54. A. doubted B. debated C. knew D. heard
55. A. meet B. swap C. persuade D. dress
0n 20 December, a series of huge waves caused by an undersea earthquake raced across the ocean near Goldshore. Goldshore Beach was 56 only local beach to survive the disaster without any 57 (lose) of life. A 10-year-old girl, Sabrina Andron, helped around 100 people escape danger with her knowledge of tsunamis(海啸).
The day began like any other on Goldshore Beach. People were walking, running or 58 (simple) sitting on the sandy beach, enjoying the warm sea air and the soft wind. Sabrina was one of the happy tourists until she noticed something strange. "The water was like the bubbles(气泡) on the top of a beer, " she later 59 (explain). "It wasn't calm. It was just coming in and in and in. "Sabrina had just learnt about tsunamis in a Geography lesson. It immediately hit her 60 these were signs of a tsunami
Sabrina was 61 (frighten), but she soon kept her head. She warned her parents of the danger, though at first they just thought she was joking. However, Sabrina was certain that a terrible disaster was on 62 (it) way and kept asking her parents to talk to a safety officer. 63 her great relief, the office immediately realized the 64 (come) danger. The beach was rapidly cleared of people, just 65 the huge waves crashed in.
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Last summer, I went to Los Angeles to visit my cousin, Mike. Mike and I were very close and could share any secret with each other.He was a little naughty sometimes although my uncle —Mike's dad, was very strict with him.
One day, my uncle had been outside chatting with us while he was smoking a cigarette(香烟). Then my aunt called him into the house. He left his cigarette on the front door steps so he could continue smoking it when he came back out
Mike was curious to see what smoking was really like, so he picked up the cigarette to check it out. He held it between two fingers as if he were an experienced smoker and asked me if I had ever smoked before, "No way," I said in a loud voice, "Never let my dad know about it, or he'll beat me up," he said. I couldn't believe what he did next. Mike put the cigarette in bis mouth and sucked (吸) in smoke. The next thing you know, he was coughing his head off. He looked like he was about to throw up, but he still reached his hand out toward me to offer me the cigarette "Come on, try it." he said. "It won't hurt you. I think smoking is really cool."
I stood there, having no idea whether I should have a try. Then I remembered this advertisement that I had seen on TV. There was a lady who was an addicted( 上瘾的) to cigarettes that she had got really sick. But she still couldn't stop smoking. They had to cut a hole in her throat for her to breathe, and she was still smoking through the hole! It made me feel sick. I did not want my cousin to be like that at all!
I made up my mind to do something and walked towards him.______________________________________