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1. Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. At a gas station. B. At a bank. C. At a hospital.
2. When does the man want the woman to take her vacation?
A. This month. B. Next month. C. The day after tomorrow.
3. Who took a job as Father Christmas?
A. Dan. B. Peter. C. Judith.
4. Why did the man pay for an extra coffee?
A. Because he was forgetful.
B. Because he bought it for the woman.
C. Because he felt sorry for a homeless man.
5. What will the man probably do?
A. Do the dishes. B. Call a repairman. C. Fix the pipe.
6. What does the woman think of the man?
A. He is lazy. B. He is rich. C. He is patient.
7. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Shop online. B. Leave the office earlier. C. Cook a big meal for Sue.
8. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Classmates. B. Co-workers. C. Neighbors.
9. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. The woman’s new book.
B. The woman’s stay in Africa.
C. The woman’s research work.
10. What is the woman working on now?
A. A reality TV show. B. A volunteer project. C. A survival camp.
I recently gave up driving. I passed my test last year, but I stopped 11 when I turned 90. I thought that it was finally the right time.
Needless to say, my family was relieved（放心的）—they didn’t have to have “that talk” with me. My doctor was relieved too. 12 diagnosing（诊断）a serious illness, taking away a senior’s driving license is probably one of the hardest things to do. I knew I couldn’t move as well as I used to, 13 my vision was getting worse. It hurt to 14 my head when backing up the car, and, after lengthy shopping trips, I was very 15 .
As I handed over the keys of the car to my son, I thought of all the cars my wife and I had owned over the years. A 16 is freedom, independence, and an extension of your personality. 17 one, you feel like less of a person.
I have a son who lives close by and we shop together at least once a week My neighbors also offer me 18 , but the idea of being dependent on other people after a lifetime of independence is hard to 19 .
I’ve learned to 20 . With my own car, I could go anywhere at a moment’s notice. But now, my life is different and I must 21 ahead for everything. No more going out for milk or bread or last-minute afternoon drives.
However, I found a solution to some of those 22 . Last year, I decided to buy a nice new four-wheel electric scooter. At a top speed of 12 km/h, it takes 20 minutes to get from my house to the store. But now, my route is 23 from traffic and noise, with trees and greenery 24 cars and street signs.
Giving up driving is hard, and some of us never 25 the loss. For me, however, it was just the end result of a long and lucky life. Life in the slow lane（车道）turned out to be so much fun.
11. A. voluntarily B. quickly C. suddenly D. seriously
12. A. Thanks to B. Next to C. According to D. As to
13. A. so B. but C. yet D. and
14. A. hide B. raise C. shake D. turn
15. A. tired B. pleased C. ashamed D. amused
16. A. job B. house C. child D. car
17. A. Besides B. From C. Without D. Beyond
18. A. rides B. advice C. drinks D. chance
19. A. pick up B. get used to C. give up D. rely on
20. A. recover B. agree C. change D. ignore
21. A. keep B. get C. plan D. stay
22. A. risks B. problems C. routes D. drives
23. A. free B. different C. removed D. made
24. A. leaving B. stopping C. replacing D. admiring
25. A. suffer B. accept C. cover D. report
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26. How much should be paid for 2 Anti-Sleep Alarms?
A. US $10. B. US $9.5. C. US $10.5. D. US $9.
27. Anti-Sleep Alarms work on the theory of ________.
A. electronic balance B. human body movement
C. anti-tiredness alarm D. electronic position sensors
28. What is a feature of the Anti-Sleep Alarm?
A. It is comfortable to wear.
B. It is big and easy to use.
C. It can work for 30,000 minutes.
D. It can be powered by any kind of battery.
29. What can we learn about shipping?
A. The company will pay the extra costs.
B. Import duties and taxes are included in the price.
C. You will receive the goods within 1-3 business days.
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Should Schoolchildren Have Jobs?
When you were in school, the last thing you probably wanted to do was spend your weekends going to work. There was homework to do, sports to play and fun to have. But our parents probably persuaded us to find a job to earn some money and get some life experience. When I was a teenager I had a paper round. I then progressed to a Saturday job in a supermarket.
Today in the UK children are allowed to take part-time jobs from the age of 13. It’s one of those things that is seen almost as a rite of passage（成人仪式）. It’s a taste of independence. Teenagers agree that it teaches valuable lessons about working with adults and also about managing your money.
Some research has shown that not taking on a Saturday or holiday jab could be harmful to a person later on. According to a 2017 study in the UK, employers’ organizations believed that not participating in part-time work at school age caused young adults to be ill-prepared for full-time employment. But despite this, recent numbers have shown that the number of schoolchildren in the UK with a part-time job has fallen by a fifth in the past five years.
So, does this mean that British teenagers are now more afraid of hard work? Probably not. Some experts think that young people feel going out to work will affect their performance at school, and they are under more pressure now to study hard and get good exam results—and a good job in the long term. However, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, told BBC News that “Properly controlled part-time work is a good way of helping young people learn skills that they will need in their working lives.” In reality, it’s all about getting the right balance between doing part-time work and having enough time to study and rest.
Many young people actually want to work because it gives them a sense of freedom. One 13-year-old girl, who has a Saturday job in a shop, told the BBC that “I enjoy my job because I’m earning money and it helps my confidence speaking to people and socializing with people.” Did you do a part-time job when you were at school?
30. Employers believe if young adults don’t participate in part-time work at school age, ________.
A. they can’t work on their own
B. they can’t manage their money wisely
C. they won’t be well-prepared for the job
D. they won’t know how to work with others
31. According to some experts, ________ has caused fewer schoolchildren to do a par-time job in the past years.
A. more time to rest B. having enough money
C. being afraid of hard work D. more pressure from school
32. According to the passage, taking on a part-time job can help young people ________.
A. have a chance to see the world and meet more friends
B. understand their parents and grow up more quickly
C. learn skills and be confident to talk to people
D. get better grades and perform well in school
Mark DeMatteis had just paid money to walk past angry clowns, and a screaming madman with a knife, and he was loving every minute of it. “I love to be scared. …I love the art of it.” said the 38-year-old lover of haunted houses（鬼屋）and horror films. He’s never experienced a fright he didn’t like.
There’s no doubt that real life can be frightening sometimes, or even dangerous to one’s health. That is part of the reason people love a good fright in a haunted house or movie theater, which they can manage with little actual risk involved.
“It’s a big thing for people to do something they’re really afraid of, and come out on the other side knowing, ‘I did it, I controlled it, I didn’t fall apart.’” said Glenn Sparks, a Purdue University professor who has studied how people handle fear from media images.
He said that in modern society, a young male’s ability to face a scary image or amusement park ride could be the thing that could help him prove himself.
Sparks has observed how haunted houses and horror films are common dating experiences for young couples. He believes that males and females have expectations of how the other should act. “If a male goes into one of those situations and shows control, females tend to find him more attractive and he is admired more,” he said. “Similarly, for a female, the normal reaction is to show fear. If a female doesn’t show that, the female becomes less attractive.”
It’s unusual for fright alone to actually harm anyone, although DeMatteis remembered working at a haunted house a few years ago where a man fainted（昏厥）inside. Dr. Cyril Wecht is unaware of any cases in which people reacted to frightening images so strongly that they were actually scared to death. However, he doesn’t say it's impossible. It depends on the strength of the person’s heart at the time he experiences fear. Wecht and others say that a real-life fear is more likely to affect one’s health.
Recently, Theresa Streshenkoff, 16, was on her third trip to the haunted house even though she said she was often scared. Her first time this year, the high school student ran screaming from a frightening figure in costume. She still felt excitement going through again days later, even after she knew what to expect. “It isn’t supposed to be fun to be scared, but if it’s frightening and you know it’s not going to hurt you, it’s fun,” she explained.
33. Why do people love to be scared in haunted houses or movie theaters?
A. Because being frightened is good for their health.
B. Because they know they aren’t taking real risks.
C. Because these places are considered dangerous.
D. Because screaming makes them feel good.
34. What does the underlined part in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. complete a challenge B. realize a mistake
C. win an award D. accept a fact
35. According to the passage, which experience would damage your health most?
A. Watching a frightening movie with a classmate.
B. Being scared by your friends on Halloween.
C. Experiencing a terrible earthquake.
D. Going to an amusement park.
36. What is the best title for the passage?
A. Fear Is a Lot Fun B. How to Overcome Fear
C. Fright Doesn’t Lead to Death D. Don’t Fight a Good Fright
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Name Wayne 1
Phone No. 2
Type of move 3 distance move, from Maple Street to Almond Square
Type of house two-bedroom apartment
Packing service 4 -packing
Date of move 5 14, Saturday
1. George ________ (go) out half an hour ago. Can I have him cl you back?
2. The talk was given by a man ________ has a background in zoology.
3. ________ the car is old, it still runs well.
4. It is reported that a space station ________ (build) on the moon in years to come.
5. ________ (keep) your bike in good condition, follow this simple advice.
6. The weather turned out to be very good, ________ was more than we expected.
7. It’s a very select club. I ________ (try) to join it for years.
8. At first I was very nervous, but ________ a while I began to feel more confident.
9. Some pre-school children go to a daycare center, ________ they learn simple games and songs.
10. I really appreciate ________(have) time to relax with you on this nice island.
1. 你打算如何处理这个问题? (deal with)
2. 他看起来对自己的生活心满意足。(be content with)
3. 医生们认为，孩子们的坏牙跟当地的水有关系。(be related to)
5. 根据最近的报道，顺客评价一家饭店时最关注的是食物和价格。(be concerned about)
comfortable, heat, imagination, intelligence, protect, sense, visitor
1. ________ from all over the world now come to admire this great achievement in Jiuchengong Valley.
2. President Xi urged more effort to ________ the environment, including preventing air pollution.
3. Can you ________ how it feels to fly in the air?
4. I felt so ________ wearing the ugly tie when I was dressed like an adult at the party.
5. The little boy believes there must be ________ creatures on the earth from outer space.
6. He was ________ about his scar（伤疤）and thought everyone was staring at him.
7. While my partners were having a ________ discussion, I wrote down all their ideas in my notebook.
Have you ever read a food blog? If your answer is no, here is one for you. WeirdMeat.com is an online journal that was started a few years ago. Basically, the blog records the author’s experiences of eating strange foods around the world, and his observations of how different cultures feel about food. So far, the author has tried snakes, scorpions, spiders and nighthawks. Just as the author says, “What is weird（奇异的）to one might be normal to another.”
Many of the things on the author's weird-meat list might sound horrible to us. For example, ostriches are cute birds, but people in Iran make big ostrich sandwiches, supposed to be the world’s largest sandwich. If you are tired of eating meat, you can try “lemongrass giant crickets（蟋蟀）with Thai spices”. They go well with salads. If you enjoy the crispy texture of the crickets, you might want to eat several. How about some “turtle shell jello”? You might have heard of it though you've never had a chance to try any, “Gui Lin Gao” (turtle jelly) is Chinese. It’s a popular dessert in summer and usually served cold. It tastes like Coca Cola, and it is also said that the mixture is good for the skin. And in Bangkok, the author has tried all kinds of insects, including white ant eggs. A soup is cooked with ant eggs, larvae, and baby ants, and you may find that the ants’ little black eyeballs are staring at you while you eat the soup. “Awesome” is the word the author uses to describe the flavor. He couldn’t wait to have another bowl.
Want to find out more? Visit the weird meat blog, and maybe you can also add one or two things to the list.
1. What is WeirdMeat.com?（不多于三个单词）
2. What is the second paragraph mainly about?（不多于五个单词）
3. What word can be used to describe the blog author?（仅用一个单词）
4. What does the author mean by saying “What is weird to one might be normal to another.”?（不多于五个单词）
These days, it seems, the sports pages have come to read like the police news. The fan looking for game scores must first read news stories about drug use among athletes and reports of other serious crimes. “What’s going on here?” sports fans ask. What’s happening to our heroes?
It is not difficult to understand our desire for athletes to be heroes. On the surface, at least, athletes show many of the classical qualities of heroes. And sports allow us to see acts that can truly be described as courageous, exciting, beautiful, and even noble. In an ever-changing world, sports is still an area in which we can regularly experience a certain kind of greatness.
Yet there’s something strange here. The qualities a society looks for in its heroes—selflessness and social awareness—are exactly the opposite of those needed to become a successful athlete. Becoming a star athlete requires extreme self-absorption, extraordinary physical skills, and a very competitive personality. These qualities may make a great athlete, but they don’t necessarily make a great person. Moreover, our society strengthen these qualities with the system it has created to produce athletes—a system that gives athletes the sense they are stars who can do whatever they want.
Young athletes learn that success, rather than hard work and honest play, is what brings rewards. And for those successful enough to rise to big-time college sports, the “reward” is often an artificially controlled social environment that frees them from many of the responsibilities other students face. Coaches—whose own jobs depend on maintaining（保持）winning sports programs—watch over their athletes to make sure that nothing affects their ability to compete. If an athlete gets into trouble with the police, for instance, the coach will probably try to take care of things. In some schools, athletes don’t even choose their own classes or buy their own books; the coach does it all.
Given this situation, it’s not too surprising that many young American athletes seem to think of themselves as special or even privileged（有特权的）people, and it grows worse the longer they participate in athletics. Universities take care of their every need. Communities look to them as heroes. The public thinks of them as stars. They’re paid huge amounts of money. And they begin to think they deserve it all.
Needless to say, not all athletes are like this. There are plenty of athletes who want to help others. After retiring from football, Alan Page became a successful lawyer and built the Page Education Foundation, which helps young people around the country pay for college. Thankfully, there will always be some true heroes to be found among professional athletes.
Still, it’s probably ________ for society to look to athletes for its heroes—any more than to look to actors or lawyers. The social role played by athletes is indeed important, but it’s different from that of heroes.
1. What is discussed in Paragraph 2?
A. The great pleasure that sports give to fans.
B. The different roles that athletes play in life.
C. The change that sports bring to the whole world.
D. The qualities that athletes show during competition.
2. It can be learned from the passage that ________.
A. the qualities that make a great athlete can also make a hero
B. young athletes believe they deserve to be paid a lot of money
C. few athletes see it as their social responsibility to help others
D. the public believes successful athletes should have special rights
3. Which of the following words best fills in the blank in the last paragraph?
A. wrong B. reasonable
C. unusual D. necessary
4. The main purpose of the passage is to ________.
A. encourage more young athletes to achieve success
B. warn athletes not to get involved in serious crimes
C. persuade people not to depend on athletes as heroes
D. advise coaches to develop athletes’ ability to compete
● What changes have taken place;
● How the changes have influenced people’s life;
● What problems still need to be solved.
1. A 2. B 3. B 4. C 5. C
6. A 7. A 8. B 9. A 10. C
11. A 12. B 13. D 14. D 15. A
16. D 17. C 18. A 19. B 20. C
21. C 22. B 23. A 24. C 25. B
26. B 27. A 28. A 29. D 30. C
31. D 32. C 33. B 34. A 35. C 36. D
I. 听力理解 第三节（共5小题；每小题1.5分，满分7.5分）
1. Hughes 2. 513-8796 3. short 4. full 5. July
1. went 2. who 3. Although 4. will be built 5. To keep
6. which 7. have been trying 8. after 9. where 10. having
1. How do you intend to deal with this problem?
2. He seems/seemed to be content with his own life.
3. Doctors believe that the kids’ bad teeth are related to the local water.
4. Many young people prefer to find jobs in big cities, while some choose to work in villages.
5. According to the latest report, customers are most concerned about food and price when they comment on a restaurant.
1. Visitors 2. protect 3. imagine 4. uncomfortable
5. intelligent 6. sensitive 7. heated
1. An online journal.
2. Some examples of strange foods.
4. Different people have different tastes.
1. D 2. B 3. A 4. C
One possible version:
I’m writing to tell you about the changes in transportation here in Beijing.
In the last ten years, the number of private cars has gone up drastically, which has inevitably led to some major problems, like traffic jams, and air pollution .In order to reduce the pressure of road traffic and ease air pollution, the government is striving to better the public transportation system, with many new subway lines being constructed and put into use and numerous bus routes adjusted. Furthermore, bike-sharing is commonplace now, with more and more people adopting an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation for their daily commute. Indeed, now we enjoy an easier, healthier and more convenient life in Beijing.
As for the problems that still need to be solved, I must say it has to, be parking. I wish more public parking lots would be built for private cars, which would free up much-needed space on city streets.
Has my reply satisfied your curiosity?
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