命题人：上饶县中学 施红娣 萍乡中学 陈桃萍
1. Which country did the woman go?
A. Korea. B. China. C. France.
2. Who is over there?
A. Tom’s brother. B. The woman’s brother. C. Tom.
3. What does the man plan to do tonight?
A. Go to the cinema.
B. Watch TV at home.
C. Watch a movie at home.
4. Where are the two speakers?
A. At home. B. At a factory. C. At a store.
5. What does the man mean?
A. It’s hot for a picnic today. B. He doesn’t like a picnic. C. He already has a plan.
6. What do we know about the apartment?
A. It has four bedrooms in all.
B. It has a garden in front of it.
C. It has a large and bright sitting room.
7. Why did the woman buy the apartment?
A. Because of the garden.
B. Because of the location.
C. Because of the bedrooms.
8. When will the man go to the performance?
A. This Saturday afternoon.
B. This Sunday afternoon.
C. This Sunday evening.
9. How much does the man have to pay in all?
A. $30. B. $90. C. $100.
10. Why did the woman leave Los Angeles?
A. Because she disliked the city.
B. Because she wanted to attend college.
C. Because she wanted to experience a different life.
11. What’s the woman’s next plan?
A. Moving to Chicago one day.
B. Going to Asia in a couple of months.
C. Living in Chicago for a couple of months.
12. Which city does the man want to settle in?
A. New York City. B. Chicago. C. Los Angeles.
13. What did the woman watch?
A. A TV play. B. A documentary. C. A news program.
14. What was the news mainly about?
A. President Barack Obama’s schedule.
B. The release of CO2 by power plants.
C. A plan to fight against global warming.
15. What are the speakers’ attitude toward global warming?
A. Indifferent. B. Positive. C. Negative.
16. What will the two speakers do next?
A. Go to have supper. B. Go to have lunch. C. Keep talking at home.
17. Who is speaking?
A. A student. B. A teacher. C. An actor.
18. What do we know about the young man in God Will Hunting?
A. He has a gift for math.
B. He doesn’t like trouble.
C. He is from a rich neighborhood.
19. Which movie is based on Alice Walker’s novel?
A. Dead Poets Society. B. Schindler’s List. C. The Color Purple.
20. What will the listeners do next?
A. Watch a movie. B. Read about movies. C. Take a class.
I have long had a bad habit of calling you my “little” sister despite the fact that there are barely two years between us, and you are now in your mid-30s. Perhaps these days calling you my younger sister is preferable. Either way, you seemed neither little nor young these last few days as you added a new, adorable member to our family.
While I must admit that watching you the other day with your naked daughter lying across your chest, you looked beatific （幸福安详的）in a way I have never seen. I want you to know that I don’t think becoming a mother has made you any more complete, fulfilled or wise, because you were all of these things before your daughter was born. I do think, however, that her arrival means that she will have the great luck of being on the receiving end of all love and thoughtfulness that have always been parts of who you are.
I know you are tired now, and will be tired for a while. I promise that I will let you talk about your tiredness as long as you would like to. I also promise that I will never give advice on how to be less tired or suggest that you look tired. Your daughter will be fine whatever you choose to do about childcare. Do what works for you, what you think is right and what makes you happy. The first year is all about survival.
21. Ella prefers to call Vanessa younger sister instead of little sister because _____.
A. Vanessa is already in her mid-30s B. she wants to remove her bad habit
C. there is a wide age gap between them D. it is more suitable for a new mother
22. What does the underlined sentence (Paragraph 2) most probably mean ?
A. The baby will be bathed in abundant love and care.
B. The baby’s arrival brings much luck to the family.
C. Vanessa always receives love and thoughtfulness.
D. Vanessa has been an important part of the family.
23. What can we infer from the last paragraph?
A. Vanessa dislikes being given advice on childcare.
B. Vanessa will lead a very tiring and busy life.
C. Ella wants to lend a helping hand to her sister.
D. Ella is very concerned about the baby’s survival.
24. What’s the tone of the letter?
A. Warm and touching. B. Appreciative and inspiring.
C. Educational and persuasive. D. Humorous and enthusiastic.
3 pm – 5pm
Building stones of Cambridge
Meet outside the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Explore some of the main rocks used for building Cambridge. Learn where they came from and how they were transported here and see the Watson Collection, which is usually closed to the public. This walking tour is led by Dr Nigel Woodcock from the Department of Earth Sciences. Ages 12+, Pre-book (预约)
11 am – 12.30 pm
Meet behind Great St Mary’s Church
Cambridge is well-known for its beautiful buildings and rich history, and is packed with famous names and great achievements. This tour will introduce you to some of the people and places that have made Cambridge the powerhouse it is today.
Ages 10+, Pre-book
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Cambridge University Press (出版社)
University Printing House
Dr Rosalind Grooms, Press Archivist, presents the history of the Press from 1534 in an
introductory talk. Kevin Taylor, Board Director, follows with a description of activities and plans. A visit to the Press Museum is included.
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
The history of rowing in Cambridge
How did rowing go from being an artisan’s (匠人的) job, to an activity for gentlemen and then on to an Olympic sport the UK is good at? Chris Dalley, businessman and former Cambridge’s rower, talks about the sport’s history and Cambridge’s part in its past, present and future. Ages 14+, Drop in
The activities take place on both Fridays and Saturdays of this month. Booking is important and necessary for all Pre-book events. Please book by visiting: opencambridge.cam.ac.uk, or by telephoning; 01223 766766.
25. When is the tour around the Watson Collection?
A. 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. B. 11 am – 12.30 pm.
C. 11.30 am – 12.30 pm. D. 3 pm – 5 pm.
26. Which activity is designed only for adults?
A. Historic Cambridge. B. Cambridge University Press.
C. Building stones of Cambridge. D. The history of rowing in Cambridge.
27. Who will give a talk on a sport?
A. Rosalind Grooms. B. Nigel Woodcock.
C. Chris Dalley. D. Kevin Taylor.
When it comes to body art, most of us think of tattoos, which are permanent pictures drawn on the body using colored ink. Tattoos are often used to show one’s skin and beliefs. However tattoos and other kinds of body art are also used for very important and ceremonial reasons.
The most widely used form of body art is henna(花染料) painting. Painting the body with henna is practiced in a number of Asian and African countries. The leaves of the henna plant are used to paint the skin a reddish-brown color .People in Morocco, a country Africa, use henna paint to protect themselves from evil spirits and prevent bad luck. In Sudan, henna represents happiness. Sudanese women paint henna on their bodies and hair to show how much they love their husbands. The more henna painting on a woman, the more she loves her husband. Men in Sudan also paint their bodies with henna leaves on their wedding day. Henna painting is an old tradition, but nowadays it is also becoming popular in some other parts of the world.
In India ,people also use henna to paint beautiful and detailed patterns on their bodies. This art form has been practiced in India for centuries ,mainly among women. It is commonly seen at Indian celebrations, and brides will have their hands and feet painted a few days before their wedding. Traditionally, the darker the paint is, the longer their love for their husband will last. The color rubs off after some time, so it is important for the women to paint themselves as dark as possible. Some young women in Western countries have become interested in it as a way to make themselves beautiful. In this way, traditional art forms become popular in modern society.
In Australia, the Aboriginals use colored clay to paint their faces and bodies for special dances and celebrations. For them, body art is an important part of celebrations. They also use body art to communicate and to express their creativity. In fact, the same kind of clay is also used to make art in caves and on rocks.
Some cultures have been practicing body art for thousands of years. Learning about these unique forms of cultural expressions is an interesting way of finding about other cultures and societies.
28.According to paragraph 1,what are Tattoos?
A. An Indian art B. A modern invention
C. A form of body art D. Permanent colored ink
29.Where do Sudanese people paint henna?
A. On their faces only B. On their hair and bodies
C. On their hair only D. On people’s bodies during dances
30.Brides in India paint their bodies___________.
A. to show their love B. to keep them safe
C. to make them popular D. to enjoy special dances
31. Which of the following statements is true?
A. In Morocco, people use henna painting to express their creativity.
B. Sudanese men and women paint themselves only before wedding day.
C. In India, people use henna to paint their bodies because it can last forever.
D. Australian Aboriginals use the same clay on their bodies and in their artwork.
There was a time when a trip to the supermarket in the United States often ended with a seemingly simple question from the cashier:“Paper or plastic?” Well, which type of bag would you choose?
While all types of bags have some influence on the environment, it has long been supposed that paper bags are kinder. They are made from a renewable source, break down easily, burn without giving off thick smoke and can be recycled. However, the producing process behind paper bags uses more energy than that of plastic ones. How can this be true?
Studies show that paper bag production requires four times as much energy as plastic bag production. And the amount of water used to make them is twenty times higher. Besides, the influence on forests is very serious. It takes about fourteen million trees to produce ten billion paper bags, which happens to be the number of bags used in the United States yearly. In terms of recycling, the idea that paper bags are more environment-friendly than plastic ones can be quickly discarded. Research shows it requires about 98% less energy to recycle plastic than it does paper.
Even though paper bags might be more harmful than plastic ones, plastic still seems to be considered by governments as the more harmful of the two. In Ireland, for example, a tax has been introduced to discourage the use of plastic bags. People have to pay 22 cents for every plastic bag, and as a result, their use has dropped quickly.
There’s no doubt that it makes more sense to reuse these bags. However, we don’t seem to be doing that at present. That may be because they fall apart quickly. If so, cloth bags are a better choice, but still, their production also has a bad influence on the environment. So what to do? How should we answer the question of “Paper or plastic?” It seems that we first need to ask ourselves one more general question: “What can I do to help the environment?”
32. The questions in Paragraph 1 are used to .
A. express the author’s doubts B. tell readers how to save money
C. introduce points for discussion D. show the kindness of the cashier
33. Compared with plastic bags, paper bags .
A. need more water to produce B. require less energy to recycle
C. take more time to break down D. have less influence on forests
34. The underlined word “discarded” in Paragraph 3 probably means “ ”.
A. shared B. given up C. discussed D. put forward
35. Which question does the author probably hope the cashier will ask?
A. Paper or cloth? B. Paper or plastic?
C. A small bag or big one? D. A new bag or your own one?
Yawn! If you often feel too tired in the mornings, even if you’re getting 8 hours in, then this article is for you. Waking up still tired is pretty common -- but that doesn’t mean it’s natural. 36 The following tips may help.
Body scan. When you open your eyes, even if you have to madly turn off your annoying alarm, lie back down for 2 minutes to do a quick body scan. First, take four deep breaths. 37 This will leave you feeling very calm.
Say something you’re grateful for. This simple, short act gives us a moment to take our minds off all of our responsibilities, tasks, projects and deadlines -- and instead give thanks for another day of life. 38
Listen to your favorite songs. 39 There is a list of recordings for waking up and getting up in a shiny mood but you can pick anything you like.
40 Having set sleep and waking times is so important for ensuring you feel energetic and happy in the mornings. Your body begins to expect sleeping and waking up, making it less likely that you’ll wake up tired.
A. Keep your routine.
B. Try to develop good habits.
C. Then, start at your toes and feet.
D. Music will make you energetic all day.
E. It will take you much energy to do it.
F. We are deserving of a peaceful start to each new day.
G. This can take 60 seconds but give peace to the day.
第二节 完形填空 (共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分)
When I was young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the shiny box on the wall. But I was too little to 41 it. I could only listen to my mother talk on it.
I discovered that inside the wonderful box lived an/a 42 person whose name was Information Please. There was nothing she didn’t know. She could tell me anybody’s 43 .
One day Mother went out. I 44 hurt my finger when I was playing with a hammer. I walked around the house 45 my finger, finally seeing the 46 . Quickly I dragged a footstool (脚凳) over and 47 up.
“Information Please,” I spoke into the 48 . A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear. “Information.”
“I hurt my finger…” I 49 into the phone.
“Isn’t your mother 50 ?”
“No,” I sobbed.
“Can you open your icebox?” she asked. I said I could.
“Then take a little piece of 51 and hold it to your finger.”
After that, I called “Information Please” for 52 . I asked her for help with my geography and she told me 53 Philadelphia was. She told me her name was Sally.
Then, there was the time my pet canary (金丝雀) died. I called “Information Please” and told Sally the sad 54 . Why is it that birds sing so beautifully, only to 55 as a pile of feathers? She listened, then said quietly: “Paul, always remember that there are other worlds to 56 in.”
57 I felt better.
One day when I called “Information Please” again, asking for Sally, a 58 voice answered “I’m sorry to tell you she died five days ago.” 59 I could hang up she said: “Wait. Are you Paul?”
“Well, Sally left a message for you. The note said ‘Tell him I still say there are other worlds to sing in.’” I knew what Sally 60 .
41. A. reach B. own C. buy D. send
42. A. exciting B. amazing C. disappointing D. frightening
43. A. number B. name C. hobby D. address
44. A. intentionally B. gradually C. actually D. accidentally
45. A. washing B. wrapping C. sucking D. freezing
46. A. icebox B. bird C. note D. telephone
47. A. turned B. climbed C. set D. stayed
48. A. wire B. assistant C. receiver D. handle
49. A. cried B. whispered C. looked D. talked
50. A. up B. home C. away D. down
51. A. string B. equipment C. cloth D. ice
52. A. something B. anyone C. everything D. someone
53. A. where B. what C. whatever D. wherever
54. A. adventure B. story C. experience D. change
55. A. bring up B. raise up C. take up D. end up
56. A. sing B. dance C. go D. fly
57. A. Anyhow B. Also C. Somehow D. Thus
58. A. familiar B. quiet C. soft D. different
59. A. Until B. Unless C. Before D. After
60. A. explained B. meant C. repeated D. supposed
The best time to see beautiful lanterns is during the Lantern Festival, 61 falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. This year it is on Feb 22, 62 (mark) the end of Spring Festival celebrations.
Watching lanterns is a great 63 (active). You see lanterns in any sizes and shapes you can imagine, from animals to plants and flowers. 64 (make) it more fun, people paste riddles on the lanterns.
In some places, people like releasing sky lanterns, which 65 (call) Kongming lanterns. A sky lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper, 66 an opening at the bottom where there is a small fire source. When the bright lights fly high in the sky, people bless family members 67 make wishes.
In old times, the Lantern Festival was also romantic. At that time, young girls were not allowed to go out very often except during certain festivals. 68 , looking at lanterns gave young people a chance to meet each other. A line from Xin Qiji, 69 poet during the Song Dynasty, shows this: “Restlessly, I searched for her in thousands, hundreds of ways. 70 (sudden) I turned, and there she was in the receding light.”
Several days ago, I was out with my friends at the local fast food restaurant. The food was tasted good and we had fun together. After we left the restaurant, we discovered it also sold ice cream. Because we have not eaten ice cream for a long time, we got very exciting. One of our friends decided to buy both of us ice cream and in the restaurant, we screamed crazy. Then a man came in with his son, whom wanted to buy ice cream, too. In the end, he decided to pay our ice cream. We were touched by such an act of kind on a hot day.
1. 简单介绍王明； 2. 推荐他的两个理由。
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阅读理解：21-24 DABA 25-27DBC 28-31 CBAD 32-35CABD
完形填空：41-45ABADC 46-50DBCAB 51-55DCABD 56-60ACDCB
语法填空：61. which 62. marking 63. activity 64. To make 65. are called
66. with 67. and 68. Therefore/Thus 69. a 70. Suddenly
Several days ago, I was out with my friends at the local fast food restaurant. The food was
tasted good and we had fun together. After we left the restaurant, we discovered it also sold ice
cream. Because we have not eaten ice cream for a long time, we got very exciting. One of our
friends decided to buy both of us ice cream and in the restaurant, we screamed crazy. Then a man
came in with his son, whom wanted to buy ice cream, too. In the end, he decided to pay︿our ice
cream. We were touched by such an act of kind on a hot day.
I’m glad to know you are keen on Chinese songs and want to learn them. Here I would like to recommend my friend Wang Ming to you.
Wang Ming, aged 17 this year, is a student in our school. He is honest, kind and easy to get along with. On the one hand, he has a gift for singing and has taken part in many singing contests in which he performed well. Therefore, I’m sure he will live up to your expectations. On the other hand, his spoken English is so excellent that he has no difficulty communicating with you in English.
I hope my recommendation is of some help to you.
M: Did you go to Korea and China during the summer, Sara?
W: No, My father wanted to go to Europe. So we went to France instead. We’ll go to Asia next summer.
M: Look. Tom is over there. Let’s go and say“hi”to him.
W: I don’t think it’s Tom. He’s much shorter. That must be his brother Henry. They look alike just with different heights.
W: Are you going to watch a movie tonight?
M: I don’t feel like going to the cinema tonight. I just watch my favorite talk show at home every Thursday. Why not ask Henry to go with you?
W: Would you like to see these pants in black and blue? These two colors are very popular. Many of our regular customers have bought pants in these two colors.
M: Thanks. But I already have too many pants at home. I’ll just have a look at these shirts.
W: What about going to the park for a picnic?
M: Are you kidding? The temperature will reach 38 degrees today. I’d rather stay in an air-conditioned room.
W: Look at the sitting room. It’s really large. And it’s so bright.
M: Yeah. I love the sitting room, too.
W: How many bedrooms does it have two or three?
M: Three. But there is also an extra room that I can use as my study. Look at the garden behind it. Isn’t it great?
W: Yes. That’s why I bought this apartment. I like sitting in the garden and enjoying some sunshine.
H: You really have made the right decision.
M: Good afternoon, madam. I want to buy some tickets for the concert this weekend.
W: How many tickets do you want？
M: One for me and two for my friends.
W: When do you want to watch? On Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon, or Sunday evening?
M: Isn’t there a performance this Saturday evening?
W: There is, but all the tickets for that performance have been sold out. So when do you want to watch?
M: I’d like to watch the performance in the evening. How much are they?
W: ＄30 each.
M: OK. Here is a 100 dollar bill.
M: So how long have you been living in New York City?
W: A few years. I came here from Los Angeles after I graduated from college four years ago.
M: Why didn’t you stay in Los Angeles after you left college?
W: I like experiencing life in different cities. When I attended college in Los Angeles, I did part-time work and experienced life there. After graduation, I wanted to know what life was like in New York City.
M: So do you want to leave New York City one day?
W: Sure. I want to go to Chicago and live there for a couple of years. Then I want to go to some Asian countries. Do you like living in different cities?
M: I used to. But now I just want to settle down here.
M: Have you finished watching the documentary about climate change?
W: Yes. It was my first time to watch this kind of program and I was deeply attracted to it. After watching it, I really became concerned about global warming.
M: Global warming is really a big issue. So what are you doing now?
W: I’m reading some news about global warming. And I read something great .
M: What did you read?
W: On Monday, President Barack Obama announced a new plan to limit pollution created by power plants. By 2030 power plants will release 32% less CO2 compared with the amount in 2005.
M: That’s really great
W: Yes. I don’t think it’s too late to control global warming yet. If all nations work together, global warming won’t be a problem for the next generation.
M: I totally agree. Oh, it’s already 6:00 pm. What about going out to eat now?
W: Why not? I’m kind of hungry now. And we can keep talking about this topic while eating out.
My dear students, to begin today’s class, I’d like to recommend some movies to you.
The first one is Good Will Hunting. It’s about a young man from a working-class neighborhood. He often gets into trouble. One day, he solved a math problem that the best students in a top university failed to solve. Students will be inspired to stay in school and pursue their talents.
The second is Dead Poets Society. In this movie, Robin Williams plays the role of an English teacher. He inspires several boys to love their lives. Students will become inspired to live life to the fullest and appreciate teachers who push them to succeed.
The third is The Color Purple. It is based on Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple. This movie shows life in America’s poor south in the early 1900s. The movie tells the tale of a young African American woman’s struggle.
The last is Schindler’s List. The film follows the true story of Oscar Schindler, who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Second World War. Students will learn more about World War II and be touched by this story.
That’s all. You can watch them in your spare time. Now turn to page 48.