第I卷 (三部分, 共100分）
例： How much is the shirt?
A.£ 19.15. B. £ 9.15. C. £ 9.18. 答案是B。
1. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Take a bus. B. Go on foot. C. Take the subway.
2. How many books at most can each student borrow?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Five.
3. When does the woman have to leave to pick up her daughter?
A. At 2:30 pm. B. At 2:15 pm. C. At 2:45 pm.
4. What is the weather like now?
A. Rainy. B. Windy. C. Fine.
5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A pet. B. A baby. C. A park.
6. How long is the movie?
A. About 2 hours. B. About 3 hours. C. About 5 hours.
7. Why do they choose Wanda rather than TCL cinema?
A. It is far. B. It is near. C. It is crowded.
8. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In an office. B. In a school. C. At home.
9. What’s the relationship between the two speakers?
A. Brother and sister. B. Husband and wife. C. Mother and son.
10. When does the man have science classes?
A. On Mondays and Tuesdays.
B. On Tuesdays and Thursdays.
C. On Mondays and Wednesdays.
11. What does the woman study?
A. Art. B. Engineering. C. Computer.
12. How many years in all may the woman stay in college?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five.
13. What does the woman think of the new car?
A. Eco-friendly. B. Strange-looking. C. Precious.
14. What kind of car do they talk about?
A. A gas car. B. An electric car. C. A gas-saving car.
15. Why did the man buy the new car?
A. To help the environment.
B. To save money on gas.
C. To join a parents’ group.
16. What is the woman’s attitude at the end of the conversation?
A. Doubtful. B. Hopeful. C. Positive.
17. What is the main focus of the study?
A. Eating chocolate without gaining weight.
B. The benefits of eating proper chocolate.
C. The effect of eating chocolate on mood.
18. Which of the following is right about dark chocolate?
A. More fat. B. More sugar. C. Fewer calories.
19. What may be a result of eating a lot of chocolate daily?
A. Higher blood pressure. B. Weight loss. C. Negative mood.
20. Who might appreciate this news report most?
A. People who have a balanced diet.
B. People who exercise regularly.
C. People who love chocolate.
When I walk into my classes at Shores, I sit at my desk and load up Microsoft Word 2000, and I ask myself: “Why am I using 14-year-old software?” Questions about my education seem to come up every day. I am at Shores. Why are some of my teachers not paid enough while others make too much for the quality of work they do? Why is some technology up-to-date while the rest is a decade behind?
Intelligence seems to be looked down upon in today’s society. The United States stands at the bottom of the educational ladder, and there needs to be a change. This change should eventually lead to a society that values a good education. This can only be achieved through educational reform and funding.
I see it firsthand every day: the underfunded classrooms and underpaid teachers of this school deserve more than our government provides, and it is not happening. Based on the current salary for teachers, I would not want to be one when I can make so much more in a private sector occupation even though I would enjoy teaching.
Technology needs to be a No.1 priority for schools, and money must be allocated to provide for every school’s need. This will be a difficult process, and funds will need to be taken from elsewhere in the government to achieve this such as military spending, tax cuts for the wealthy, and congressional salaries.
Education, in general, needs to be a top priority if we are to advance as a civilization. If education continues to lag behind, children will not be ready for the world soon to come and the innovation soon to be created. We need education, more than anything else, to compete in a new world of invention and intelligence.
21. What does the author think of Microsoft Word 2000?
A. It doesn’t work. B. It is still popular.
C. It is old-fashioned. D. It raises lots of questions.
22. We can infer from the text that _________.
A. underpaid teachers often do a bad job B. teachers are not appreciated enough
C. good teachers are paid well D. education is expensive
23. Who is mainly responsible for the present situation of the educational system?
A. Schools. B. Teachers.
C. Congressmen. D. The government.
24. The underlined word “one” in Para. 3 refers to __________.
A. a clerk in a private company B. a student at Shores
C. a doctor D. a teacher
The church in the 1600s decided that it was about time to honor our real mothers. Mothering Day was created. This actually became a holiday of relief and pity for all people, including the poor. This was because Mothering Day was a day of rest for servants and working people: they were allowed a day of vacation to visit their mothers. Unfortunately, Mothering Day was not allowed to continue in the Puritan New World. But the desire and need to have a day to visit their mothers continued.
The birth of the modern Mother’s Day came about when in 1870 Julia Ward Howe published a poem, coming up with the idea of an international Mother’s Day celebrating peace and motherhood. It is ironic(讽刺的) that the woman who brought us Battle Hymn of the Republic because of her love of the Union and hate for slavery became one of the main supporters of pacifism after the Civil War. She became disgusted by recognizing how many people had been killed during the war.
Julia Ward Howe is credited with bringing about Mother’s Day, and helping us recognize the contributions women make. Mother’s Day became an official holiday during the work of Anna M. Jarvis. She made it her personal project to bring about the adoption of Mother’s Day as a national holiday. She continued with Julia Ward Howe’s focus on peace, and by 1908 there was an official Mother’s Day in the US.
25. We can infer from Para. 2 that ______.
A. Julia might have misunderstood slavery
B. the Civil War changed Julia’s attitude to war
C. pacifism was to blame for the Civil War
D. Julia was responsible for the killed during the war
26. Which of the following is TRUE about Mother’s Day?
A. It was made a national holiday by Julia.
B. It was first celebrated in the 1870s.
C. Its formation was a long and hard process.
D. It has nothing to do with Mothering Day.
27. What does the article mainly talk about?
A. The origin of the modern Mother’s Day.
B. Julia Ward Howe, a great woman.
C. The difference between Mothering Day and Mother’s Day.
D. The two women who brought about Mother’s Day.
Since the 1970s, scientists have been searching for ways to link the brain with computers. Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology could help people with disabilities send commands to machines.
Recently, two researchers, Jose Millan and Michele Tavella from the Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland, demonstrated (展示) a small robotic wheelchair directed by a person’s thoughts.
In the laboratory, Tavella operated the wheelchair just by thinking about moving his left or right hand. He could even talk as he watched the vehicle and guided it with his thoughts.
“Our brain has billions of nerve cells. These send signals through the spinal cord (脊髓) to the muscles to give us the ability to move. But spinal cord injuries or other conditions can prevent these weak electrical signals from reaching the muscles.” Tavella says. “Our system allows disabled people to communicate with external world and also to control devices.”
The researchers designed a special cap for the user. This head cover picks up the signals from the scalp (头皮) and sends them to a computer. The computer interprets the signals and commands the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair also has two cameras that identify objects in its path. They help the computer react to commands from the brain.
Prof. Millan, the team leader, says scientists keep improving the computer software that interprets brain signals and turns them into simple commands. “The practical possibilities that BCI technology offers to disabled people can be grouped in two categories: communication, and controlling devices. One example is this wheelchair.”
28. BCI is a technology that can ________.
A. help to update computer systems B. control a person's thoughts
C. help the disabled to recover D. link the human brain with computers
29. How did Tavella operate the wheelchair in the laboratory?
A. By controlling his muscles. B. By talking to the machine.
C. By moving his hand. D. By using his mind.
30. Which of the following shows the path of the signals described in Paragraph 5?
A. scalp→cap→computer→wheelchair B. computer→cap→scalp→wheelchair
C. scalp→computer→cap→wheelchair D. cap→computer→scalp→wheelchair
31. Which of the following would be the best title for the text?
A. Switzerland, the BCI Research Center
B. New Findings about How the Human Brain Works
C. BCI Could Mean More Freedom for the Disabled
D. Robotic Vehicles Could Help to Cure Brain Injuries
For high school leavers starting out in the working world, it is very important to learn particular skills and practice how to behave in an interview or how to find all internship(实习). In some countries, schools have programs to help students onto the path to work. In the United States, however, such programs are still few and far between.
Research shows that if high schools provide career-related courses, students are likely to get higher earnings in later years. In Germany, students as young as 13 and 14 are expected to do internships. German companies work with schools to make sure that young people get the education they need for future employment.
But in America, education reform (改革) programs focus on how well students do in exams instead of bringing them into contact with the working world. Harvard Education school professor Robert Schwartz has criticized education reformers for trying to place all graduates directly on the four-year college track. Schwartz argued that this approach leaves the country’s most vulnerable(易受影响的) kids with no jobs and no skills.
Schwartz believed that the best career programs encourage kids to go for higher education while also teaching them valuable practical skills at high school. James Madison High School in New York, for example, encourages students to choose classes on career-based courses. The school then helps them gain on-the-job experience in those fields while they’re still at high school.
However, even for teens whose schools encourage them to connect with work, the job market is daunting. In the US, unemployment rates for 16-to 19-year-olds are above 20 percent for the third summer in a row. “The risk is that if teenagers miss out on the summer job experience, they become part of this generation of teens who had trouble in landing a job,” said Michael, a researcher in the US.
32. What’s the main idea of the text?
A. Arguments about recent US education reform.
B. Tips on finding jobs for high school leavers.
C. The lack of career-based courses in US high schools.
D. Advice for American high school leavers.
33. According to Robert Schwartz, _________.
A. there is no need for kids to go for higher education in the US
B. teenagers in the US can’t miss out on the summer job experience
C. education reform should focus on students’ performance in exams
D. students should get contact with the working world at high school
34. The underlined word “daunting” in Paragraph 5 most probably means __________.
A. discouraging B. interesting C. creative D. unbearable
35. What can be inferred from the text?
A. High school leavers with no practical skills can’t find a job at all.
B. Unemployment rates for US teenagers remain high at the moment.
C. Students with career-based courses never have problems finding a job.
D. US companies work with schools to prepare young people for future employment.
Space tourism is the term used to describe space travel for recreational or leisure purposes. What was once only a dream is now becoming a reality.
36 After the first man landed on the moon in 1969, they thought that hotels would be built on the moon by the year 2000. Futurologists also considered the possibility that, in the 21st century, families might go for a holiday on the moon. 37 But the rapid development of technology may mean these predictions are a possibility in the years to come.
Working with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation and Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Space Adventures is currently the only company to have succeeded in sending paying passengers into space.
Following several successful explorations into space, several companies are now considering the possibility of enabling tourists to visit space. 38 Passengers would be transported to a height of between 100—160km above earth, experience 3—6 minutes of weightlessness and a view of the stars before being taken back down to earth. 39
While it could be an enriching experience, there are some disadvantages to space tourism. 40 The ozone layer would be damaged further. In addition, space travel is only really a possibility for the superrich.
A. Neither of these predictions has come true yet.
B. Millions of people worldwide couldn’t afford it.
C. This is expected to cost around $200,000 per person.
D. Space Adventures made flights for the world’s first private space explorers.
E. For example, a huge growth in the spaceflight industry could speed up the global warming.
F. To make it more affordable, low-orbit space travel is being considered by many companies.
G. Futurologists are scientists who attempt to develop predictions of what life will be like in the future.
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分40分）
I was at the funeral(葬礼) of my mother. She 41 had lost her long battle with cancer. I could felt the 42 from time to time. It was I, her 27-year-old daughter, who 43 her from the start to the end, because my brother 44 his childhood sweetheart and they were soon 45 with their newly-born baby. I counted it a(an) 46 to be able to spend my time with my dearest mom.
I was deep in 47 . My brother sat next to me, 48 his wife’s hand. I looked at the empty seat on my left, 49 had been the place for my mother on Sundays. 50 she was with God, my work was finished. As the funeral started, a door opened at the back of the 51 . A young man looked around 52 and took the seat on my left. I saw 53 in his eyes.
While listening to the memorial speech, he asked, “ 54 do they keep calling Mary by the name of ‘Margaret’?” “Because that was my mother’s name,” I 55 . “No, her name was Mary. She was my aunt.” “I believe you’re at the wrong 56 , Sir.” I replied. The man’s mistake was 57 and I almost couldn’t help laughing. He laughed too. He had 58 his aunt’s funeral.
After that, we dated and got married a year later at the same church. He arrived right 59 . Whenever people ask how we met, Rick tells them, “Her mother Margaret and my Aunt Mary 60 us in heaven.”
41. A. actually B. finally C. certainly D. approximately
42. A. pain B. problems C. damage D. accident
43. A. put up with B. depend on C. took care of D. belong to
44. A. accompanied B. visited C. joined D. married
45. A. busy B. happy C. satisfied D. nervous
46. A. benefit B. headache C. honor D. entertainment
47. A. sorrow B. thought C. fear D. trouble
48. A. taking B. touching C. holding D. reaching
49. A. that B. which C. where D. such
50. A. In case B. Even though C. Ever since D. Now that
51. A. yard B. stage C. church D. warehouse
52. A. slightly B. briefly C. slowly D. steadily
53. A. delight B. expectations C. disappointment D. tears
54. A. Why B. How C. What D. Who
55. A. emphasized B. shouted C. whispered D. called
56. A. destination B. funeral C. ceremony D. spot
57. A. ridiculous B. unbelievable C. interesting D. stupid
58. A. attended B. avoided C. lost D. missed
59. A. on purpose B. in need C. on time D. in advance
60. A. noticed B. introduced C. contacted D. comforted
Have you noticed the confusion, which seems to extend in our world today? People seem to be going in all 61 (difference) directions. Many have no desire 62 (pursue). There’s no direction in their lives. There’s no reason for their work. They appear to be in 63 hurry, but are rushing with what purpose?
If you don’t live with a purpose, you live by accident. You could end up 64 (wander) from side to side down the pathway of life, never knowing the award that could be yours.
Take time to think 65 (deep). Listen to your inner self. Be patient and understand your unique gifts and know the reason 66 you are here. There are many 67 (opportunity) along the way to serve your purposes.
Your highest purpose should be giving and serving others. You don’t need to expect anything 68 return. You will truly know the blessing of life when you can give, desiring nothing but the 69 (satisfy) of a job well done.
Be true to yourself. Don’t confuse yourself by living for nothingness on Sunday morning 70 living for self for the rest of the week. Don’t confuse yourself by trying to be someone you’re not. Don’t confuse yourself by following the wrong people. Your living isn’t to be compromised. God created you for a purpose.
61. _____ _______ 62. ___ ________ 63. ___________ 64. ______ ______
65. _______________ 66. ________ ____ 67. ____ ________ 68. ______ _____
69. _______________ 70. _______________
1. He has never been _____________ (缺席) from class this term.
2. All of a sudden, a warm feeling of _____________ (同情) rose up in my heart.
3. History has ____________ (见证) the endless productions of Shakespearean plays in every major language of the world.
4. We didn’t know his telephone number ; o we would have telephoned him.
5. I have already made an _____________ (道歉) to her for not replying to her email.
6. It never o to me that he was lying all the time.
7. As you can see, smoking in this office is _____________ (禁止).
8. S this opportunity, and you will succeed in time.
9. Seeing the girl struggling in the lake, he threw himself in the icy water without h .
10. R of what happens, my claim is safe and secure.
每句中最多有两处。错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。增加：在缺词处 加一个漏字符号( )，并在其下面写出该加的词。删除：把多余的词用(＼)划掉。修改：在错的词下画一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。
Ten years ago, when I began my senior high school study, I found them difficult to learn English well because there were so much new words and grammar rules to recite. Hard though I might try, but I still did poorly in the English exams. Honest speaking, it was hardest time in my life. One day I was considered giving up when suddenly my mother found my problem. She told me that if I didn't complete that I wanted to do, it could directly influence my future. Under the help of my mother, I made rapid progresses in English little by little. At the end of the term, I get the highest mark in English.
Saturday is Betty’s day for doing the housework. In the earlier morning, she goes to town in her car and does some shop in the supermarket. Then she comes back home. She puts all the things off in the cupboards. After that she empty all the rubbish into the dustbin outside. If a kitchen is dirty, Betty cleans it. It really takes some time. Betty usually makes a cup of coffee relax herself. Her sisters Tina and Jenna usually come and help with her on Saturdays. They put all the dirty cloth in the washing machine and take the washing out when it’s finished. Betty cooks lunch. After lunch, they both wash the dishes together. They have a busy day and they feel happy!
Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Li Hua, an exchange student from China. _______________________________________
Looking forward to your early reply.
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21-25 CBDDB 26-30 CADDA 31-35CADAB 36-40 GAFCE
41-45 BACDA 46-50 CACBD 51-55 CBDAC 56-60 BADCB
61. different 62. to pursue 63. a 64. wandering 65. deeply
66. why 67. opportunities 68. in 69.satisfaction 70. or
1. absent 2. sympathy 3. witnessed 4. otherwise 5. apology
6. occurred 7. forbidden \ banned 8. seize 9. hesitation 10. Regardless
Ten years ago, when I began my senior high school study, I found them difficult to learn English
well because there were so much new words and grammar rules to recite. Hard though I might try,
but I still did poorly in the English exams. Honest speaking, it was∧ hardest time in my life. One
day I was considered giving up when suddenly my mother found my problem. She told me that if I
didn't complete that I wanted to do, it could directly influence my future. Under the help of my
mother, I made rapid progresses in English little by little. At the end of the term, I get the highest
mark in English.
Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Li Hua, an exchange student from China. I’m writing to complain about the quality of the mobile phone which I bought from your store the other day.
It unexpectedly went wrong a few days after I bought it. The screen turned out to be black while I was taking photos. I tried to restart it according to the instructions, but it still failed to work. What’s worse, it often automatically turned off before I realized it.
Please direct me to a store where I can exchange it for a new one within 3 days or give me a refund. I hope that you will consider this matter seriously and process my complaint as soon as possible.
Looking forward to your early reply.