1. Which book does the man suggest the woman borrow?
A. The novel. B. The cook book. C. The law book.
2. What is the man tired of?
A. Chinese food. B. Japanese food. C. American food.
3. What has the man grown in his garden?
A. Vegetables. B. Flowers. C. Fruits.
4. Why doesn’t the man go out with his friends?
A. He is busy earning money.
B. Things are expensive.
C. He has no time.
5. How late is the woman?
A. Over an hour. B. An hour. C. 45 minutes.
6. Why does the man make the phone call?
A. To make an appointment.
B. To ask for some information.
C. To offer some suggestions.
7. What will the man do afterwards?
A. Find a house. B. Hunt for a new job. C. Read some materials.
8. Where are the speakers?
A. At a meeting. B. At a party. C. At a wedding.
9. Who is in Toronto?
A. Jim. B. Anne. C. Mary.
10. How long does the exhibition last in total?
A. About one week. B. About three weeks. C. About one month.
11. When is the gallery closed on weekends?
A. At 3:00 pm. B. At 4:00 pm. C. At 5:00 pm.
12. What does the man want to see?
A. Old pictures. B. Modem paintings. C. Modem sculpture
13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Fellow workers. B. Strangers. C .Guide and tourist.
14. What does the man do?
A. A teacher. B. A doctor. C. A nurse.
15. Where does the woman come from?
A. Nepal. B. France. C. Switzerland.
16. What do we know about the woman?
A. She will go back next week.
B. She doesn’t know Elizabeth Morath.
C. She came to the place for work.
17. What is the speaker?
A. A ticket seller. B. A bus conductor. C. A tour guide.
18. Where are the listeners probably?
A. On a bus. B. At the airport. C. At a tourist spot.
19. How much does a ticket cost a child above 14?
A. $14. B. $15. C. $25.
20. Where will the listeners have lunch?
A. At the Nicolet Shopping Center.
B. At the St. Anthony’s Falls.
C. At the Waller Art Center.
The State of Rhode Island has become a popular family seaside destination. In addition to beach activities and water sports, kids can participate in supervised activities at cultural centres and tourist attractions around the state.
The Kayak(皮艇) Centre of Rhode Island
The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island offers Oceanplay to kids, a program for children between 9 and 14 years old. The course teaches basic kayak skills and safety protocol(协议) on the waters around historic Wickford Village. The all-day program includes games and skill-building activities at all skill levels. The package includes equipment, instructions and lunch.
The Courthouse Centre for the Arts
The Courthouse Centre for the Arts offers summer camp educational workshops and fine arts programs to kids who want to learn about theatre, dance, classical music and different art mediums. Kids and families can also enjoy concerts, film screenings and theatre performances.
The Providence Children’s Museum
The Providence Children’s Museum hosts daily drop-in programs for kids between 5 and 11 years of age and museum adventure classes. Kids can learn how water moves in the Water Ways exhibit, listen to music and learn about plants in the Children’s Garden exhibit.
The RISD Museum
The RISD Museum hosts family workshops and activities for kids between 5 and 12 years of age on alternating Sunday afternoons. Kids can learn different types of art techniques and work with different mediums in a supervised setting. Families taking a self-guided tour of the museum can see exhibits.
21. What can families do at the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island?
A. Take adventure classes. B. Take a self-guided tour.
C. Learn theatre performances. D. Join in skill-building activities.
22. What will a child interested in plants probably visit?
A. The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island. B. The Courthouse Centre for the Arts.
C. The Providence Children’s Museum. D. The RISD Museum.
23. Where does this text probably come from?
A. A tourist guide. B. A science textbook.
C. A museum handbook. D. A news report.
Rhubarb loved everyone and every dog. Whenever someone came to the house, she was always happy. We had an older Samoyed named Willie, and it was important that Rhubarb got along well with him. She wanted to play, but was very respectful of Willie and left him alone when he was tired and needed to rest. Willie was not well and died about a year later, but I believe Rhubarb’s interaction helped him keep going for longer than if he had been alone.
But the interesting thing about Rhubarb was that she never barked. She would sometimes get excited when she saw a mouse and make a little crying sound. One hot night when she was about 4 years old, we went to bed with the windows open and the doors unlocked. At about 3 a.m., I woke up to the sound of Rhubarb barking and growling. I woke Donald and we got out of bed.
Rhubarb was coming toward us with her hackles(颈背毛) up. We turned on the lights and noticed the door to the kitchen was open. Then we saw the door leading into the house from the garage was also open. We quickly locked all the doors, and we did not get any sleep that night.
The next day I called the police to report a break-in. I told them nothing had been taken, but they sent a police officer over to talk with us anyway. While he was here, we found out several local homes had been burglarized over the weekend. Most people had their wallets and purses stolen.
My purse was right next to the door, but Rhubarb had scared the robber away before he or she could steal it. When the police officer left, he said we should keep our doors locked and reward Rhubarb with a big steak dinner.
Rhubarb lived to be almost 12, but that night was the only time she barked in her entire life. Fortunately, she never saw the need to warn us of any other danger. We loved her like a member of the family and still miss our sweet dog.
24. What can we learn from the first paragraph?
A. Willie was good at communicating. B. Rhubarb and Willie fought at times.
C. Willie was alone before his death. D. Rhubarb helped Willie live longer.
25. Why did Rhubarb bark on a hot night?
A. She got scared. B. A thief broke into the house.
C. She saw a mouse. D. The doors were unlocked.
26. Which of the following words can be best used to describe Rhubarb?
A. Smart but fierce. B. Brave and flexible.
C. Friendly and alert. D. Gentle but clumsy.
27. What made the author feel fortunate?
A. Rhubarb scared the robber away.
B. She had such a family member as Rhubarb.
C. Rhubarb barked once in her entire life.
D. There was no need for Rhubarb to bark.
If you've ever been to a social gathering, you might feel awkward and uncomfortable. While social gatherings can be very enjoyable, especially when you are surrounded by people whose company you enjoy, there are social events that you sometimes find yourself wishing you were someplace else. Such occasions can sometimes be the cause of much anxiety and self-consciousness. You may even feel like everyone else is having a good time except for you. Yet the truth is that everyone has felt shy and awkward on occasion. One of the best ways to overcome self-consciousness or get past your feelings of shyness at social gatherings is to focus on the people around you. If you can remember that other people might also be feeling awkward or shy, you might find the thought of speaking to them less overwhelming.
The next time there is a social event you feel nervous about attending, you may want to try this exercise: Spend some time with your eyes closed and breathe deeply. When you feel ready, create your own zone of comfort by visualizing yourself surrounded in a warm white light that is protective yet accepting of others. Imagine people at the event being drawn to you because of the open and warm feelings that you are showing. When you arrive at the event, take a moment to spread this same light of loving acceptance to everyone around you.
Smile and greet people warmly. Try going up to someone who is standing alone and introduce yourself. When you show acceptance and openness, people can't help but respond to you in kind.
Focusing on how we can make other people at a social gathering feel at ease can help us forget about our own insecurities. The next time you attend a social gathering, invite people to join you in your zone of comfort that you have so lovingly and intentionally created. Let yourself enjoy being encircled in the warmth of their friendships.
28. In the author's opinion, people feel awkward at a social gathering because
A. they may feel they are different from others
B. they don't like the people there
C. they are too proud to talk with others
D. the atmosphere is unpleasant
29. The underlined word "visualizing" in Paragraph 2 probably means
A. introducing B. imagining C. persuading D. forcing
30. If you feel uncomfortable about attending a social event, the author advises you to
A. invite some friends B. arrive ahead of time
C. be open and warm to others D. talk with others nonstop
31. What is the text mainly about?
A. How to make a good impression on others.
B. How to make friends with others.
C. How to prepare for a social gathering.
D. How to feel at ease at a social gathering.
People with an impulsive personality refer to those who tend to do things without considering the possible dangers or problems first. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, such people may be more likely to have food addiction. The study found that people exhibiting impulsive behavior weren’t necessarily overweight, but impulsiveness was related to a direct relationship with food, and therefore, less healthy weight.
Food addiction has been compared to addictive drug use. Studies have linked the dopamine (多巴胺) release that occurs after tasting delicious food to the dopamine release that happens when people consume other addictive substances.
Impulsive behavior involves several personality traits (特点). Two of these traits, known as negative urgency and lack of perseverance, were particularly associated with food addiction and high BMI (身体质量指数) during the study.
Negative urgency is characterized by the tendency to behave impulsively when experiencing negative emotions. Some people might drink alcohol or take drugs. For others, it could mean eating to feel better. Lack of perseverance is when a person has a hard time finishing hard or boring tasks. People with a lack of perseverance might have difficulty attempting to change addictive eating behavior, which could also cause obesity.
“Impulsiveness might be one reason why some people eat in an addictive way despite motivation to lose weight,” said Dr. Ashley Gearhardt, a clinical psychologist. He was involved in developing the Yale Food Addiction Scale in aid of those people. “We are theorizing that if food addiction is really a thing, then our measure, the Yale Food Addiction Scale, should be related to helping control impulsive action,” said Gearhardt.
Clinical psychologist Dr. James MacKillop, whose lab was conducting the study, believes that therapies used to treat addictive drug behavior could help people who suffer from addictive eating habits.
“Most of the programs for weight loss at this point focus on the most obvious things, which are clearly diet and exercise,” MacKillop said. “It seems that managing strong desires to eat would naturally fit in with the skills a person would need to eat healthily.”
32.According to Paragraph 1, the result of food addiction is ________.
A. less healthy weight B. motivation to lose weight
C. negative emotions D. taking alcohol or drugs
33. How does the author introduce the two personality traits in Paragraph 4?
A. By making comparisons and conclusions.
B. By giving definitions and examples.
C. By presenting questions and answers.
D. By explaining causes and effects.
34. What can be inferred about the Yale Food Addiction Scale from the text?
A. It has been successfully carried out among overweight people.
B. It might help some impulsive people with food addiction to lose weight.
C. It will prove whether food addiction is a problem to impulsive people.
D. It is theoretically a proper treatment for addictive food and drug behavior.
35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. Impulsive personality linked to food addition
B. Food addiction compared to drug use
C. Dopamine release caused by food addiction
D. Food addiction contributing to obesity
Did you know that if you need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning, you’re probably sleep-deprived （缺失）？ 36 . On average, American teens get two hours less than the average 9.2 hours of sleep they need each night to function at their best.
There are many reasons why teens don’t get enough sleep. 37 . When your parents were young, they might have read a book or watched television before trying to go to sleep. But today’s teens are likely to be surfing the Internet, texting, emailing, or playing video games right before bed. 38 . And using them right before bed can result in difficulty getting to sleep. According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, teens with four or more electronic equipment in their rooms are much more likely than their peers to get an insufficient amount of sleep at night, and are almost twice as likely to fall asleep in school and while doing homework.
39 . In the National Sleep Foundation survey, three-quarters of the teens took at least one drink with caffeine every day, and nearly one-third consumed two or more every day. With all the trendy “high-energy” drinks and coffees out there right now, it’s easy to get a caffeine overload and that’s not good for sleep.
So what can you do if you’re in lack of sleep? “The good news is that you only have to make up about a third of what you have lost, to function and feel better,” says Dr. Mahowald at a sleep disorders center. 40 . But sleeping until noon on the weekend can cause problems --- you’ll likely be wide-eyed until late those nights. Instead, try keeping a reasonable, regular sleeping and waking schedule.
A. Many school districts are shifting their start times to later morning for school students.
B. Electronic devices are more exciting than simply watching television.
C. Many teens also drink too much caffeine to sleep well.
D. Most teens don’t get enough sleep.
E. Those extra two hours of sleep on Saturday and Sunday mornings can really help.
F. Researchers also have found that biology plays a role in teens’ sleep patterns.
G. One of them is a relatively new development.
That holiday morning I didn’t have to attend school. Usually, on holidays, Mother 41 me to sleep in. And I would certainly take full advantage of it. On this particular morning,
42 ,I felt like getting up early.
I stood by my window overlooking the 43 , having nothing better to do. But as it turned out, I was soon to learn about something 44 in life.
As I watched several people go by, get into their cars and go off, I 45 an old man on a bicycle with a bucket on its 46 and a basket rags and bottles on its back-carriage. He 47 from one car to another, washing and cleaning them. From the water on the ground, it seemed that he had already 48 washing and cleaning about a dozen or more cars. He must have begun to work quite early in the morning.
Several thoughts 49 my mind as I watched him work. He wasn’t well-dressed. He had on a pair of shorts and a(n) 50 T-shirt. The bicycle he rode was not by any means the kind modern 51 would want to be seen riding on. But he seemed 52 with life. There he was, working hard at his small business, 53 at passers-by and stopping to chat now and then 54 elderly men and women on their way to the market nearby.
There was a noticeable touch of 55 in the way he seemed to be doing things 56 the windscreen, then standing back to admire it; scrubbing the wheels and 57 , standing back to see what they look like after the scrub.
It was a 58 to learn, I felt. At no age need one have to beg for a 59 if one has good health and is willing to work hard. For a while I felt 60 of myself. Young as I am—just sixteen, and there was this old man who must have been usefully engaged perhaps before the sun appeared above the horizon.
41.A.forces B. causes C. allows D. forbids
42.A.otherwise B. therefore C. besides D. however
43.A.parking lot B.bus stop C. school D. market
44.A.interesting B. surprising C. awful D. useful
45.A.recognized B. noticed C. called D. assisted
46.A.back B. wheel C. handle D. seat
47.A.wandered B. left C. searched D. moved
48.A.stopped B. finished C. intended D. started
49.A.crossed B. slipped C. disturbed D. inspired
50.A.attractive B. simple C. shiny D. expensive
51.A.cyclists B. businessmen C. drivers D. repairmen
52.A.busy B. careful C. content D. bored
53.A.waving B. looking C. laughing D. pointing
54.A.about B. for C. like D. with
55.A.worry B. respect C. pride D. sympathy
56.A.fixing B. cleaning C. replacing D. covering
57.A.still B. again C. yet D. soon
58.A.fact B. subject C. skill D. lesson
59.A.business B. living C. success D. right
60.A.tired B. doubtful C. ashamed D. fearful
Dubai was a 6,000-person fishing village half a century ago. Since 1966, when oil was discovered there, the population of Dubai has grown 61 2.6 million. Over the years, it has become a well-known tourist destination.
62 attracts tourists to Dubai are tax-free shopping, dry weather, excellent accommodations, delicious food and beaches that go on for miles. In fact, some foreigners come here only 63 （experience） the shopping. There are dozens of shopping malls, 64 （provide）every famous brand you can name. Those outdoor markets sell everything from spices（香料）to gold at fair prices.
Choosing what places to visit in Dubai is difficult, because even the hotels there are also amazing 65 （attract）. The Burj A1 Arab is considered one of the world's best hotels, and 66 is located on its own island, about 1,000 feet offshore from Dubai. Built in the shape of 67 ship, this hotel is still 68 （tall） than the Eiffel Tower and nearly as tall as the Empire State Building. Certainly, there are also other great places of interest to visit.
Indeed, travelling around this country will 69 （true）give you an amazing experience because of its interesting things 70 （offer） to all types of tourists.
I went shopping yesterday afternoon. It is seven o’clock that I was going home
by bus. The bus was full of passenger, all of which kept silent. A mother with
her little son was sitting nearby. All of sudden, the son cried loudly. The mother
tried to do what she could to make him stop crying. However, the son went to crying.
After a long time, a man seating next to the mother said angrily, “Why don’t you
give the child what he wants ?” The mother answered quiet, “I would if I could,
and what he wants it is your hat.” Hearing this, all the passengers burst into
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21-25 DCADB 26-30 CDABC 31-35 DABBA 36-40 DGBCE
41-45 CDADB 46-50 CDBAB 51-55 ACADC 56-60 BBDBC
61.to 62.What 63.to experience 64.providing 65.attractions
66.it 67.a 68.taller 69.truly 70.offered
1.is—was 2.that—when 3.passenger—passengers 4.which—whom 5.漏词a
6.to—on 7. seating—seated 8.quiet—quietly 9. and—but 10. 去掉it
One possible version:
I’m glad to hear from you and I feel proud knowing your interest in Chinese history and culture.Now I’d like to recommend my favorite book A Dream of Red Mansions to you.
The book was written by Cao Xueqin in the middle of the 18th century,which mainly describes the rise and decline of a famous royal family and reflects the complicated relationship between people from different classes of life in ancient China. It is regarded as one of the Four Great classical Novels of Chinese culture.
By the way, don’t you come to China and experience its culture in person?Looking forward to your arrival!