Why does the woman want the blue sweater?
It is cheaper. B. She likes blue best. C. It is more fashionable.
What is the man probably doing?
Studying for an exam. B. Writing an article. C. Reading a magazine.
Who are the speakers talking about?
The man’s cousin. B. Their friend. C. A singer.
Where are the speakers?
In a hospital. B. In a library. C. In a classroom.
How does the woman feel about her job?
Worried. B. Confident. C. Satisfied.
What does the woman ask the man to do?
Clean her house.
Help her move house.
Take care of her house.
What has the woman already done?
She has cancelled the milk and the newspaper.
She has locked all the windows and doors.
She has taken away the ladder.
How far can the woman run in an hour on the running machine?
About 3 kilometers. B. About 8 kilometers. C. About 10 kilometers.
What is the man trying to do?
Encourage the woman to run faster.
Persuade the woman to take swimming lessons.
Show the woman how to use a machine.
Why is the woman against going to the Mexican restaurant?
It must be full. B. It isn’t open any more. C. The food is expensive.
Where does the man suggest going in the end?
To a theatre. B. To a sports field. C. To a swimming pool.
What is the man going to do?
Buy a pair of new shoes. B. Go to get a coat. C. Watch a game.
What are the speakers talking about?
The man’s dad.
The man’s birthday party.
The woman’s brother.
What does the man think of his father’s look at his birthday party?
Professional. B. Funny. C. Great.
How will the man help the woman?
Make up with a funny look.
Ask his father to perform at a party.
Make stuff with balloons.
What can we learn from the conversation?
The man is ashamed of his father.
The man’s father has a good career as a clown.
The woman thought the man’s father was a comedian.
Who is Ms. Tyler probably?
A cook. B. A waiter. C. A restaurant owner.
What does the speaker complain?
He can’t arrange time to stay with his family.
He doesn’t get along well with his children.
His working hours are long.
What do we know about the speaker?
He is tired of his work.
He doesn’t take work seriously.
He can rest for two days a week.
What does the speaker want Ms. Tyler to do?
Be grateful to others.
Fix the working hours.
Give monthly working plan.
第二部分 阅读理解（共20小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40分）
Summer Holiday Fun 2017!
The summer holidays are upon us again. Here is our guide to summer holiday fun in Peterborough!
The Age of the Dinosaurs is the museum's main attraction this summer. Get up close to prehistoric creatures via some great hands-on exhibits！Watch out for monsters lurking around every ember！The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday，and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays in August.
Call 01733 864663 for details.
Saxon Youth Club
School holiday fun：Young people aged 13—19 will be able to produce their own music，compete in sports activities，or try their hand at cooking at Saxon Youth Club，Saxon Community Centre，Norman Road，Peterborough every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm. PLUS an aero ball tournament will take place on Thursday,12th August between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Call 01353 720274 for details.
Through the Looking Glass—a new production of the family favorite on Monday 30th，August. Bring rugs or chairs to sit on and a picnic if you wish to eat during the play. Gates open 5:30 pm，performance 6:30 pm—8:30 pm. Tea room will be open until the end of the interval. Adult ￡ 10. Child ￡7. Family ￡20.
Booking advisable on 0845 4505157.
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Farmland Games：From Wellie Wanging to Pretend Ploughing matches，come and join the Farmland Team. Collect your sporting stickers and create a colorful rosette that is fit for a winner！No need to book，just turn up between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, 19th August. Suitable for children aged four and above，each child should be accompanied by an adult and all activities are included in the normal admission price. Tickets Cost：￡ 7 per child.
For further information，call 01223 810080.
21．If you are interested in cooking，you can go to ________.
A．Peterborough Museum B．Saxon Youth Club
C．Houghton Mill D．Farmland Museum
22. You want to watch the new play with your parents，so it will cost you ________.
A．￡ 7 B．￡ 17 C．￡ 27 D．￡ 20
23．Which of the following activities needs parents' company?
A．Playing farmland games. B．Watching the new play.
C．Competing in sports activities. D．Visiting the dinosaur exhibition.
Martha Graham，born in 1894，was one of the most famous dancers and creators of dance，whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts，Stravinsky had on music，or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture．She created almost two hundred dance pieces．She is often called the Mother of Modern Dance．
Earlier in her life，however，Martha did not know that she would become a dancer．At that time，the dancers were looked down on．So Martha's parents didn't approve of her desire to dance at the beginning．Until 1916，she began her studies at the newly created Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts，founded by Ruth St．Denis and Ted Shawn，where Graham worked very hard to improve her ability to dance because she was considered too old to begin dancing．
In 1936，Graham made her defining work，"Chronicle，which signaled the beginning of a new era in modern dance．The dance brought serious issues to the stage for the general public in a dramatic manner．Influenced by the Wall Street Crash of 1929，the Great Depression that followed，and the Spanish Civil War，it focused on depression and isolation，reflected in the dark nature of both the set and costumes．
Graham continued to dance past the age of seventy．Once again，she was met with criticism from people who came to watch her shows．But she didn't give up．Her last completed ballet was 1990's Maple Leaf Rag．"A Dancer's World" is an introduction to Graham and her work．She tells about her dances and her dance group shows some of their methods．
Martha Graham received many awards during her lifetime，including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in nineteen seventy﹣six．She was the first dancer to receive the country's highest civilian honor．She died in 1991 at the age of ninety﹣six．In 1998，Time magazine listed her as the "Dancer of the Century" band as one of the most important people of the twentieth century．
24．Some famous artists mentioned in Paragraph 1 show Martha Graham ．
A．was influenced greatly by them
B．kept in touch with them regularly
C．had a great effect on modern dance
D．liked to make more friends with them
25．Why didn't Martha's parents approve of her desire to dance at first？
A．She was too old to learn American dance．
B．American dance was seen as a lower art form．
C．There was no academic school to teach dancing．
D．Her family was too poor to afford her tuition．
26．When Martha Graham continued to dance in her 70s，she ．
A．was warmly welcomed by the youth
B．achieved huge success once again
C．received many awards for her age
D．was attacked by people
27．The text is mainly about ．
A．Martha Graham and her achievements in dance
B．the development of modern dance in America
C．the background of modern dance in America
D．the awards Martha Graham won in her life．
China’s boss of table tennis Liu Guoliang was shocked at his first sight of Japanese teenager Miu Hirano who beat three top-ranked Chinese to claim a sensational victory of the women's singles at the Asian Table Tennis Championships.
"She's much better than I had imagined," said Liu, on the conclusion of the continental tournament（锦标赛）. "When she came out the winner of last year's World Cup, I thought maybe she took advantage of the absence of the Chinese women paddlers. However, I changed my mind when I saw her play here. She's strong enough technically and mentally, and capable of beating any one in the world," added Liu.
Hirano, who just turned 17 years old on Friday, stunned China's world No. 1 Ding Ning 3-2 in the quarterfinals before second-ranked Zhu Yuling 3-0 and finally seeing off world No. 5 Chen Meng, also 3-0, to smash the Chinese dominance（统治）of the tournament.
"She's so young and has so many possibilities in the future," said Liu. "That makes her success more intimidating to our women's team."
In Liu's opinion, the difficulties that China faced in these Asian championships reflected the changes of table tennis world map in recent years.
"It's not just recently that Japan wants to beat China," he said. "By the end of the day, their efforts finally worked out."
The head coach, however, refused to stand all by the Japan's side. "We do need to learn from the other associations, including the Japanese, who do an excellent job on youth training," Liu said. "But one failure should not lead to the whole denial to our own team. I think it's a good thing to have competitors who can pose real challenges, which makes our sport more competitive and more healthy," he added.
28．What’s the meaning of the underlined word intimidating in paragraph 4?
29．Why could Miu Hirano win the last year’s World Cup?
A．Because Miu made use of the absence of the Chinese women paddlers
B．Because Chinese women paddlers were weak
C．Because Liu Gouliang wanted her to win the game
D．Because Miu was capable of winning the game
30．Which statement is NOT true according to the passage?
A．Zhu Yuling is the second-ranked in the world of table—tennis
B．Miu Hirano was defeated by Ding Ning in the quarterfinals of the Asia Table Tennis Championships
C．China’s female paddlers face the great challenge
D．Female table-tennis world map has changed in recent years
31．The passage most likely comes from______.
A．a news report B．a fashion magazine...
C．a biography D．a science fiction
On January 13，2016，France became the first country in the world to pass a law requiring supermarkets to donate what is approaching its expiration date（有效期） instead of throwing it away．The regulation that applies to super﹣markets over 4,000 square feet requires stores to sign donation contracts with local food banks．
The law also makes it illegal for stores to pour bleach（漂白剂） or water over nearly expired food，or store it inside locked warehouses until it is picked up by garbage trucks．These extreme measures are often undertaken by supermarkets to prevent the hungry from foraging through the trash bins．Supermarkets that do not obey the new law face the risk of large amounts of fines．The law also requires the charities receiving the donations to store the food in a hygienic manner and，more importantly，give it out with dignity．
Jacques Bailet，who heads a network of French food banks called the Banques Alimentaires，says that of the 110,000 tons of goods received annually，only 36,000 tons comes from supermarkets．Bailet estimates that just a 15% increase in supermarket donations would translate to over 10 million additional meals to feed the hungry each year．
Though this is a great first step，Arash Dermabarsh，the activist responsible for the grassroots movement that led to the ban，is not done．He now wants to extend the law to other sectors like restaurants，bakeries，and school cafeterias and also try to convince other countries in the European Union to pass similar regulations．These steps are necessary because of the over 9 million tons of food wasted in France，an astonishing 67% is thrown by consumers，with supermarkets and restaurants making up the rest．
Sadly enough，the statistics are similar in industrialized countries as well．That is why we all need to do our share to cut back the over l.3 billion tons of perfectly good food that ends up in our landfills （垃圾填埋场） annually! This will not just help feed the less fortunate，but also aid in our fight against global warming．An added bonus？It will save the world billions of dollars!
32．What's the purpose of the author's writing the text？
A．To show France takes the lead in caring for the poor．
B．To remind supermarkets to be cautious before throwing food waste．
C．To doubt whether the law concerning supermarket food waste is practical．
D．To state France becomes the first in the world to ban supermarket food waste．
33．What will probably happen to a supermarket if it doesn't obey the new law？
A．It will get fined seriously．
B．It will be forced to close down
C．Its boss will be taken to the court
D．Its boss will be sentenced to prison
34．By mentioning what Jacque Bailet says，the author wants to show
A．he is in charge of France's food banks
B．supermarket donation could make a great difference to the hungry
C．only 15% increase in supermarket donation is no use
D．supermarkets have been active in donating food
35．What can be inferred from the last paragraph？
A．Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away as waste．
B．Food recycled in the whole world is worth up to billions of dollars．
C．France government doesn't have enough confidence in other countries．
D．The donation of nearly expired food has an indirect influence on the environment．
The benefits of keeping a journal （日志）
If you want to grow，one important thing you should do is keeping a journal．It may seem simple，but it can make a big difference in your life．I have been keeping journals for years．Writing all the lessons I learn and all the ideas I get has become a habit for me．（36）_____ Here are some benefits you will get by keeping a journal．
◆It prevents you from losing an idea．Have you ever gotten an idea only to lose it later because you didn't write it down？（37） But then I developed the habit of writing down every idea that came into my mind as soon as possible．If I'm away from my computer，I usually write it down on a piece of paper that I bring wherever I go．I will then transfer the idea to the journal in my computer．
◆It helps you review all the lessons you've learned．By reviewing your journal，you can quickly see the lessons you've learned and the ideas you've gotten．（38） You can use the ideas to propel（鞭策） yourself forward．
◆（39） After keeping a journal for years，you can look back at it and see how far you've gone．Things that were big problems in the past might seem small today．The raw ideas you had in the past might have been realized today．
◆It helps you expand your ideas．When you try to come up with a sentence to express an idea，you are thinking actively about it．（40） In the end，you will expand your ideas．
A．I often experienced that myself．
B．It allows you to see your progress over time．
C．It trains you to express your thoughts．
D．Just use whatever tool you feel comfortable with．
E．Thinking actively helps you connect your idea to another idea．
F．And to be honest，I can't imagine what my life would be like without it．
G．Then you can do whatever necessary to avoid repeating the same mistakes．
It is dark now when I begin my early morning walk in the woods. And now that autumn has marched into winter, darkness persists well beyond my 6 a. m. start time.
Paths have become familiar after years of hiking. But rocks and tree roots have magically appeared from previously __41__ ground.
Certainly I hit my toe against or __42__ on some unseen barriers. Fallen branches from last night’s storm __43__ in wait. Layers of autumn leaves create a false floor through which my trusting footsteps __44__. Sometimes a piece of moon donates some __45__ to the mystery path. But when skies are dark, there are no __46__ clues for where I step.
My very first night hike was during summer camp on a warm August night in the woods. Our leader __47__ bright flashlights so we would not scare away the night creatures we hoped to find.
“See with your __48__，” the leader told us over and over again.
__49__， that advice took effect. With __50__ and courage, it didn’t take long before our feet became __51__ to the ground’s textures(质地) and irregularities. Toes learned to __52__ for barriers before trusting full weight on feet. Holes and dips in the ground were detected in __53__ of possible fall...
But mistakes __54__ happen. My foot gets caught on a trip and I fall. Since the pace is __55__， there is little damage except to pride. Once __56__， I pause to feel the firmness of earth beneath me.
On my way home, as dawn __57__ day, I think about how similar night hikes are to journeys through life.
The same rules often __58__ for both: slow down, concentration, “see” with new senses —and don’t be __59__. Although the path is full of __60__— hidden barriers, false surface, wet floor — the earth is solid and firm beneath. It is the nature of night ground. It is the nature of life.
41. A. level B. soft C. wet D. hard
42. A. step B. trip C. tour D. go
43. A. stand B. hang C. stain D. lie
44. A. break B. sink C. walk D. remove
45. A. coldness B. light C. loneliness D. courage
46. A. vague B. typical C. conscious D. visual
47. A. forbade B. shone C. removed D. collected
48. A. eyes B. toes C. hands D. feet
49. A. Directly B. Amazingly C. Possibly D. Luckily
50. A. contribution B. appreciation C. concentration D. expectation
51. A. suspicious B. cautious C. tentative D. sensitive
52. A. explore B. head C. clarify D. assess
53. A. need B. search C. advance D. spite
54. A. still B. also C. even D. ever
55. A. rapid B. mild C. slow D. gentle
56. A. up B. away C. out D. down
57. A. makes up for B. makes way for C. makes use of D. makes sense of
58. A. work B. apply C. answer D. suit
59. A. disappointed B. confused C. scared D. annoyed
60. A. darkness B. hopelessness C. anxieties D. uncertainties
Music is one of the most ___61___ (power) things in my life. Listening to music can help to motivate me in trying time. When younger, I ___62___ (have) no great love for music as I do now. I mainly listened to ___63___ my parents were listening to. Whether I was in the car, the house, ___64___ anywhere else there was sure to be some Beatles, or Buddy Holly constantly playing in the background. Now as I’m older, I enjoy it for the reason that it allows me to remember my childhood.
I believe music has the power __65___ (convey) all sorts of emotion. The song “A little bit longer” by Nick Jonas is ___66___ an emotional and inspiring song that when I hear it, I always come close to ___67___ (drop) down tears, especially when I watch it being played live. The effect that music can have ___68___ our emotions is tremendous, as it can bring people to floods of tears or bursts of ___69___ (laugh).
I believe music affects people in many ways. To me, music is ___70___ (extreme) important in my life. I think it brings me closer to my friends and family.
It was a year ago that Joshua got a bike for Christmas, but he rode it every day．One morning, he suddenly found the bike gone．Ran to his front yard, he saw a man loading it into his car．He shouted, but the man drive off．As a devoted Christian, he told his dad he real forgave the thief．What's more, he wanted the thief know he was forgiven．So the next day, he posted the message on a poster-board and put it in the front yard．"To the person which stole my bike: You hurt my feelings. But I am a Christian and I forgive him!" When he left for home the next morning, at the end of the driveway, the bike was back with new brake．
I hope that everything goes on well with you．________________________________
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阅读 21-40 BDA CBDA CDBA DABD FAGBE
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It was a year ago that Joshua got a bike for Christmas, but he rode it every day．One
morning, he suddenly found the bike gone．Ran to his front yard, he saw a man loading it into his
car．He shouted, but the man drive off．As a devoted Christian, he told his dad he real forgave the
thief．What's more, he wanted the thief ∧know he was forgiven．So the next day, he posted the
message on a poster-board and put it in the front yard．"To the person which stole my bike: You
hurt my feelings. But I am a Christian and I forgive him!" When he left for home the next
morning, at the end of the driveway, the bike was back with new brake．
I hope that everything goes on well with you．I'm writing to invite you to join us in the English reading circle to be held in our school．（高分句型一）We'll feel honored if you are present．
The activity is scheduled at 8：00 a．m．this Friday in the reading﹣room．Aiming to improve the students' understanding of the beauty of foreign literature，the reading circle will allow students to communicate with each other face to face，sharing their own reading experience together．（高分句型二）As we consider that you can give us some professional introductions to English literature and some valuable suggestions on English reading，we sincerely hope that you can come to join us．（高分句型三）
Would you be kind enough to spare some time for us？Thank you in advance．Hope to hear from you soon．