第Ⅰ卷 （选择题 共100分）
1. What does the man like about the play?
A. The story. B. The ending. C. The actor.
2. Which place are the speakers trying to find?
A. A hotel. B.A bank. C. A restaurant.
3. At what time will the two speakers meet?
A. 5:20. B. 5:10. C. 4:40.
4. What will the man do ?
A. Change the plan. B. Wait for a phone call. C. Sort things out.
5. What does the woman want to do ?
A. See a film with the man. B. Offer the man some help. C. Listen to some great music.
6. Where is Ben？
A. In the kitchen. B. At school. C. In the park.
7. What will the children do in the afternoon?
A. Help set the table. B. Have a party. C. Do their homework.
8. What are the two speakers talking about?
A. A Family holiday. B. A business trip. C. A travel plan.
9. Where did Rachel go?
A. Spain. B. Italy. C. China.
10. How did the woman get to know about third-hand smoke?
A. From young smokers.
B. From a newspaper article.
C. From some smoking parents.
11. Why does the man say that he should keep away from babies?
A. He has just become a father.
B. He wears dirty clothes.
C. He is a smoker.
12. What does the woman suggest smoking parents should do ?
A. Stop smoking altogether.
B. Smoke only outside their houses.
C. Reduce dangerous matter in cigarettes.
13. Where does Michelle Ray come from?
A. A middle-sized city. B. A small town. C. A big city.
14. Which place would Michelle Ray take her visitors to for shopping?
A. The Zen Garden. B. The Highlands. C. The Red River area.
15. What does Michelle Ray do for complete quiet?
A. Go camping. B. Study in a library. C. Read at home.
16. What are the speakers talking about in general?
A. Late-night shopping. B. Asian food. C. Louisville.
Why do some people say they never have dreams according to Dr Garfield ?
A. They forget about their dreams.
B. They don't want to tell the truth.
C. They have no bad experiences.
Why did Davis stop having dreams?
A. He got a serious heart attack.
B. He was too sad about his brother's death.
C. He was frightened by a terrible dream.
19. What is Dr Garfield s opinion about dreaming?
A. It is very useful.
B. It makes things worse.
C. It prevents the mind from working.
20. Why do some people turn off their dreams completely?
A. To recover from illnesses.
B. To recover from illnesses.
C. To stay away from their problems.
Before you hit “submit(提交)” for the Nov. 1 early decision(ED) deadline, think about this: early decision is binding(必须遵守的). That means that if you are accepted, you have to go.
Early decision is a great option if the college you’re applying to is your dream school and you are 100 percent certain you can see yourself on its campus next fall. But if you’re having any doubts about whether or not this college is the perfect place for you, think again about your ED application.
Applying ED definitely has benefits. One of them is that that you will know where you’re going to college before Christmas if you are accepted. While your academic performance will need to be kept up, the stress of standardized testing, meeting college deadlines, getting letters of recommendation, sending transcripts(成绩单)
and so on will all be behind you.
On the other hand, one of the biggest difficulties is that next March and April, ED students will not be able to compare one college with another. This lack of choice means that students can’t use offers from other colleges to ask for better financial aids.
Susan Goodskin, owner of the California Learning Strategies Center, said that from fall to spring of the last year in high school is a long time and that students’ ideas might change.
“Some families are so ready to be done with the college application process that they make themselves believe they’re in love with a school so they can apply ED. I advise all families to apply ED only if it is for the right reasons.”
Here’s a tip for thinking about early decision: Don’t say you’re applying ED and then decide where. Figure out which college is the best fit for you and then find out if they offer an ED program.
21. What is the article mainly about?
How to get into top American universities
How to apply for early decision admission.
The admission policies of American universities.
The advantages and disadvantages of ED programs.h
According to the article, early decision applicants __________.
get financial aid easily from the college they apply to.
can apply to several colleges under an ED program at a time
must attend the college they apply to if they are accepted
needn’t have great academic performance to apply to a college
Early decision applicants are informed of the college’s decision __________.
in early November B. around January 1 C. before Christmas D. in the following March and April
What does Susan Goodkin advise college applicants to do?
Not to change their idea of their preferred school.
Not to apply for an ED program because of its lack of choice.
To apply for ED programs and decide where to study as early as possible
To apply to an ED program only when it’s offered by their dream school.h
B. Enjoy Exercise
Often when I see joggers, I see their knitted brows(紧皱的眉毛), their clenched(握紧的) hands, and their fixed eyes. I tell myself that they are working out---as opposed to exercising.
In my opinion, exercise shouldn’t be horrible. It should be about letting yourself go, being relaxed. It should be about pushing the body and being in the moment.
Most of the time though, and not just during exercise, we are not in the moment. We may be at a meeting, watching TV, or even chatting with friends, but we are really absent. Our minds are far away, worrying about tomorrow or nursing past hurts.
All forms of sport are about the moment. It is about being present, balancing effort with giving in. In doing so we are fully at home in our bodies; we are whole.
Today’s computer world requires only the mind, the eye and the hand. We do not use our bodies. As a result, we are often not “at home” in them.
Even people who go to the gym to work out are thinking about engineering and technological control. Gym-goers move along a line of “stations”(exercise machines) to work each different muscle group.
So I’m pleased that the ancient art of yoga is becoming popular. “But yoga takes up so much time! You need only 15 minutes on a treadmill(跑步机),” a colleague of mine remarked. Her remark is so telling of our age. Time is carved into blocks, and every block must be filled with some activity or another, or we are not seen as productive. Even leisure is measured in blocks of time. Empty blocks are not allowed.
Yoga, however, is precisely about stopping the crazy moment. It is about doing one thing at a time and doing it well.
I started taking yoga classes in my 20s and really enjoyed them. As any yoga beginner will tell you, breathing normally is, strangely, the hardest thing to do.
I would die there in the room, watch the fans turning on the ceiling, and feel all my worries fade away. Time seemed to stand still.
For some reason, though, I stopped going to the yoga club. Like just about everyone else, I have been treading the mill in an endless run of activity.
Perhaps it’s time I got back to yoga and learned how to breathe normally again.
25. The author probably mentions the joggers at the beginning to show that they __________.
A. are enjoying exercising B. are absent-minded
C. should be optimistic D. should be running on the treadmill
26. What does the author think is one of the problems of our age?
A. Our time is measured by productivity, which leaves no room for peace of mind.
B. The fast pace of life means people have no time for leisure.
C. Computers occupy too much of our time and no time is left for sports.
D. People have stopped thinking about what makes sports valuable.
27. In the author’s opinion, yoga_________.
A. helps people focus on the moment B. can work different muscle groups too
C. does not push one’s body hard enough D. is time-consuming and should improve
28. What is the article mainly about?
A. Difference between jogging and yoga. B. Balance between sports and limits.
C. Unity of body and mind. D. Unity of joy and exercise.
Here are some phones which are of great use in our daily life.
Verizon Wireless sells the very simple kid-friendly phone, the LG Migo. With its simple keypad and interface, great speakerphone and dedicated emergency key, it does a great job of keeping parents and kids connected. Parents can program in four phone numbers for their child to easily reach. There is no Voicemail or text messaging. It is a very cute looking child’s phone.
FiliP Wearable Smart Locator and Phone for Kids
FiliP is both a smart locator and phone for kids aged 5--11 to wear as a watch. FiLIP was made to withstand(经受) kids play and in fun color kids like. However, it was created for safety. Through the combinations of GPS, Wi-Fi, and AT & T’s wireless network, parents can locate, call or message their children at any time. And there is
one touch calling for their child to call them. Parents can feel safe that:
Their child won’t lose or break the phone because they are wearing it and it is almost indestructible and water resistant.
Their child will always easily be able to reach them.
They will easily be able to locate their child and text or call also.
Just 5 phones are very simple phones made for children and seniors, people that need certain features from a mobile phone, such as large buttons and a digital display. Five numbers can be preset into the phone for emergency situations. If the SOS button is pressed, all 5 numbers will receive a text, and each will get a call in order of priority(优先) until somebody answers. However, there is no GPS or Bluetooth available. And even though these phones are made for seniors as well as children, they come in a variety of bright fun colors.
Kajeet Smart Phone for Kids
With Kajeet, the safety comes from their wireless service plan. They offer a choice of phones to purchase on their website, some simple cellphones and some smart phones. If you already have a Sprint device, you can use that and they will activate it for free. Then the services allow parents do:
Set time limits on when the phone can be used.
Block calls from certain phone numbers.
If you purchased a smart phone, you can turn website access off or set levels of access.
Receive alerts(警报) when your kids arrive at school or elsewhere.
One of the best features is that with Kajeet there are no contracts. You just pay as you go.
29. If you are a mom whose son is very naughty and you are worried you will easily lose sight of him, the best choice for you is probably _________.
The LG Migo B. FiliP Wearable Smart Locator and Phone for Kids
C. Just 5 D. Kajeet Smart Phone for Kids
30.If a father wants to buy a smart phone for his teenage son but limit his use of the Internet, the best choice is probably _________.
A. The LG Migo B. FiliP Wearable Smart Locator and Phone for Kids
C. Kajeet Smart Phone for Kids D. Just 5
31.A difference between the LG Migo and Just 5 phone is that __________.
one offers smartphone services while the other does not
one is also designed for old people while the other is not
one has a special SOS button while the other does not
the LG Migo has GPS and Bluetooth while the other does not
D Thieves confuse victims
Many of us are used to hearing stories of people being pick-pocketed(扒窃) in busy places. But most of us are aware of the dangers, so we are safe--at least, we think we are.
According to a BBC report, a growing number of thieves are trying to “hack(侵入) our mind’s weaknesses ” to get their hands on our possessions.
“In fact, the key requirement for a successful pickpocket isn’t having quick fingers,” said the report. By using psychology, some pickpockets are taking advantage of the loop-holes(漏洞) in our brains.
Our lack of ability to multitask is one of the most important loopholes used by pickpockets, the report explains. While this can often be a good trait, allowing us to focus on the most important details in our surroundings. “a good trickster can use it against you,” said neuroscientist Suzana Martinez-Conde.
“It’s all about directing people’s attention toward something else,” said James Brown, who studies the tricks of pickpocketing. Confidence, the power of suggestion, and certain hand movements such as moving your hands in an arc(弧形) are all said to be things that fool us.
Groups of pickpockets use a common trick designed to create a scene and confuse victims(受害者).
The first gang member, a “blocker”, walks in front of the victim and suddenly bumps into them. A second member of the gang then bumps into both of them from behind and stages an argument with the “blocker”. In the confusion, both men steal what they can and pass it to a third thief who quickly runs off with the stolen goods.
Some thieves go even further to exploit(利用) our psychology by hanging out new signs reading “beware of pickpockets”. Since this is one of the last places people expect to be robbed, many check where their valuables are, giving away their location to thieves.
But according to Brown, as long as we don’t daydream in public, we shouldn’t be worried.
“A street thief will avoid like the plague(瘟疫) people who are demonstrating(展现) a very open awareness of their environment,” he said.
32.According to the BBC report, the main strategy of a successful pickpocket is ____________.
to give themselves multiple tasks to do B. to distract victims
C. to focus on the most important details D. to used swift hand movements
33.When groups of pickpockets use their common trick, _________.
it is the third thief’s task to steal what they can from the victim
the victim usually doesn’t dare to argue with them
Two members bump into the victim from different directions at the same time
the victim usually get confused and lets down his or her guard
34.Why do some thieves hang out near signs saying like “beware of pickpocketers”?
They have a better chance of locating people’s valuables there.
They think it is more thrilling to steal in those areas
Normally there are no police officers around.
They don’t know common people’s psychology.
35.According to James Brown, which of the following types of person is more likely to be pickpocketed?
People who look weak.
People who are walking slowly.
People who are absent-minded.
People who are alert to their surroundings.
36 If you are growing tomatoes in your backyard for sale you are producing for the market. You might sell some to your neighbor and some to the local manager of the supermarket. But in either case, you are producing for the market. 37 If people stop buying tomatoes, you will stop producing them.
If you take care of a sick person to earn money, you are producing for the market. If your father is a steel worker or a truck driver or a doctor or a grocer, he is producing goods or service for the market.
38 You may spend money in stores, supermarkets, gas stations and restaurants. Still you are buying from the market. When the local grocer hires you to drive the delivery truck, he is buying your labor in the labor market.
39 But for each person or business that is making and selling something, it is very concrete. If nobody buys your tomatoes, it won't be long before you get the message. ___40__It is telling you that you are using energies and resources in doing something the market doesn't want you to do.
A. The market is a concept.
B. One has to make his ends meet when shopping.
C. The market is telling you something.
D. Your efforts are being directed by the market.
E. The market may be something abstract.
F. The sellers are always smarter than buyers.
G. When you spend your income, you are buying things from the market.
I decided to ski to the North Pole. It was after I saw a(n) 41 in a newspaper looking for people to join a team that would 42 350 miles to the Magnetic North Pole. Back in 1996, a woman from the UK had never 43 this challenge. I wondered what it would be like to 44 in temperatures that cold, so I sent off for the application form.
When the application form 45 , it said “ Are you Man Enough for the Ultimate challenge?” and it was full of pictures of 46 explorers. I was angry and decided that women could do it too, so it made me even more 47 to get on the team.
Over 500 individuals 48 for a place in the team, and the selection process included physical and psychological tests designed to 49 the best group. One test was to complete the Sandhurst military assault(桑德赫斯特军事攻击)course, where the UK’s best officers are trained, and it’s not for 50 . We had to climb a huge rope ladder, and I stopped at the top because I have a fear of 51 . I thought all hope was 52 . But two others helped me over, and later I found out that the organizers were not looking for amazing 53 , but great team players, and this moment had shown them who would 54 others in the team.
I had also shown my real self, and in a place like the Arctic, you have to be yourself, 55 there is nowhere to hide. These 56 of asking for help and showing your real self are necessary for women to master.
I realized that by being myself, I could 57 . I was chosen for the team, and as a result became the 58 British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. I realized that I could achieve more than I ever 59 was possible—but more importantly, by sharing my story with others, I could 60 them to take a step into the unknown.
41. A. notice B. report C. announcement D. advertisement
42.A. run B. ski C. drive D. receive
43.A. enjoyed B. ignored C. accomplished D. received
44.A. survive B. suffer C. exist D. hide
45.A. passed B. arrived C. appeared D. returned
46.A. female B. male C. proud D. brave
47.A. determined B. confident C. excited D. satisfied
48.A. waited B. looked C. applied D. cared
49.A. train B. pick C. develop D. challenge
50.A.everyone B. someone C. anyone D. no one
51.A.heights B. silence C. loss D. changes
52.A.left B. missed C. saved D. lost
53.A.skiers B. team C. men D. individuals
54.A.catch up with B. stay away from C. look out for D. get rid of
55.A.as B. if C. unless D. though
56.A.talents B. qualities C. lessons D. experiences
57.A.try B. fail C. succeed D. improve
58.A.excellent B. first C. noble D. extra
59.A.admitted B. predicted C. remembered D. imagined
60.A. allow B. require C. promise D. inspire
第Ⅱ卷 （非选择题 共50分）
Since Jan.1, China has allowed all couples to have two children, _61_( leave) behind its previous policy that _62_ ( limit) most Chinese couples to one child.
The change _63_ ( mean) to help population development and deal with the problem of _64_ aging population.
While the family planning policy, introduced in the 1970s, let China invest ( 投资) more in its economic development than in food, _65_has slowed down the growth of the young population and those who work. As older people now make _66_ a larger part of the total population of China, China faces an _67_ ( anxiety) situation. It will lose the advantages of great labor power —power _68_ has allowed factories to export cheap products labeled “ Made in China” and allowed online _69_ ( company) to offer cheap or free delivery services.
The new policy will slow down this decrease in the working–age population. _70_ (hope), it will continue China’s economic growth.
第二节 短文改错 （直接在答题卡上作答，共10小题，每题1分，满分10分）
第三节 书面表达 （直接在答题卡上作答，共1题，满分25分）
一、听力 每题1.5分 共30分
1-5 CABBA 6-10 CBACB 11-15 CAABC 16-20 CABAC
二、阅读 每题2分 共40分
21. DCCDB 26. AACBC 31. BBDAC 36—40 ADGEC
三、完型 每题1.5分 共30分
41-45 DBCAB 46-50 BACBA 51-55 ADDCA 56-60 BCBDD
短文语法填空 每题1.5分 共15分
1.leaving 2. limited 3.is meant 4.an 5.it 6. up 7.anxious 8.that/which 9.companies 10. Hopefully
二. 短文改错 每题1分10分
第一段第二句 too---so 第三句 that---what 第二段第二句do----done 第二段第二句 去掉being 第二段 第三句 preparation---preparations 第二段第四句serious---seriously 第三段 caused---causing and ----or 第四段第二句 way 后加to 第三句 more---less
Dear Ms Smith,
How is everything going?
I’m writing to ask you for help. I plan to take a part-time job in a foreign company after the college entrance examination. I think it will be a new challenge to me. Not only can I get some precious experience for my future life but I can earn some money for my college study.
I’m confident in my written English, but not sure about some oral English expressions. Could you please recommend a book to me, which can help me improve my spoken English in a short time. I’d appreciate it if you could de me a favor.
Looking forward to your reply.
W: Jack, how do you like the play?
M: It’s a simple story with a happy ending. But unluckily, they had a very strong actor and he managed to carry the whole play.
M: Have we missed it? The man said it’s only five blocks away, opposite the bank.
W: Wait a minute. The Chinese restaurant, the National Bank… there it is, the Rederson Hotel.
M: Let’s meet at twenty to five.
W: Well, could we make it twenty past five?
M: That’s a bit late for me. I could manage ten past.
W: OK. See you then.
M: What time are we leaving for the outing?
W: I’ll phone you tomorrow. I should have everything sorted out by then.
W: Thanks for all you’ve done for me. Hey, listen. Would you like to go to see a film sometime
M: Yeah, that’d be great. I’d love it
W: Hey, where is everybody?
M: They took Ben to the park. Where have you been?
W: Sorry, I’m late. I picked up the cake and it took me longer than I expected. When will the party start?
M: Ben invited eight children from school and they’ll arrive at about two in the afternoon.
W: OK, then. I’ll put the candles on the cake and leave it in the kitchen. And then I’ll come and help set the table.
M: So, Maisie, how was your holiday?
W: Oh, we loved it. Tom liked Germany best but France was my favorite.
M: So did Rachel finally go with you?
W: No, she wasn’t able to. She was called away for a business trip to China.
M: That’s a pity. So where exactly did you go and visit?
W: Well, we traveled all over, Italy, Spain and Holland. We even bathed in a Swiss lake.
M: You did? Really?
W: Bob, I’m sure you know about second-hand smoke.
M: Of course, I do.
W: But have you heard about third-hand smoke?
M: Third-hand smoke? I’m afraid not. What is it then?
W: Well, it’s here in today’s paper: Parents may think they’re protecting children from second-hand smoke when they smoke outside their home or only when the children are not there. But now researchers are warning about what they call third-hand smoke. When you smoke, dangerous matter from cigarettes gets into your hair and clothing. As babies are the weakest, when you come to a baby, you pass it to the baby and increase the chances of disease in the baby.
M: Is that so? In that case, I have to say that I should never get close to a baby.
W: That’s right. Actually all smoking parents should do the same, or better give it up completely.
M: Hello, welcome to our program, Today’s City. I’m Larry. We’re going to Louisville, Kentucky, where our guest Michelle Ray comes from. She is proud of her middle-sized city with a small town feel and big city dreams. Now Michelle, tell us about your city.
W: Thank you, Larry. Here’s my city. Louisville is my city. The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to the Highlands for shopping and nightlife. When I have delicious Asian food, I always go to the Zen Garden which provides wonderful all-vegetable dishes.
M: Wow, that’s interesting. Many people go for healthy food now.
W: You can say that again. If I want to go camping and fishing, I go to the Red River area. For complete quiet, I can hide away in my house with a good book from one of our public libraries.
M: That all sounds very exciting. I’m sure some of our listeners will include Louisville in their travel plan for their next holiday. Thank you, Michelle
M: We’re glad to have Dr Garfield to talk to us today about dreams. Let me start by asking the first question: Does everyone dream?
W: It appears that everyone does. Mostly when people say that they never dream, what they really mean is that they don’t remember their dreams or they don’t think their dreams are important. The reason behind is that they might have been made fun of as a child when they first reported their dreams or it was so frightening that they just turned off dreaming completely. The other day someone named Davis came to me and said that he used to be a great dreamer, but suddenly he stopped having dreams. I asked him what had happened. It turned out that his brother died of a heart attack and he never expected that such a terrible thing would happen to a young person. Generally, when there was some frightening event and a dream about it was too terrible, people prefer not to dream about it. Actually the worst thing you can do is stop dreaming because it means that the bad experience was too painful to even appear in dreams. As long as you’re dreaming about it, and even if the dreams are frightening, your mind is working on it. My personal opinion about what dreams do is that they help us deal with our problems. We see certain patterns take place in dreams, when a person is hurt deep inside, when a person is seriously ill, or when a person has been really sad. If people turn off their dreams totally, it means they don’t allow themselves to even think about it.