1．Where does the conversation take place?
A．On a bus． B．In an elevator． C．In a taxi．
2．What will the man do in Edinburgh?
A．Do business with Justin．
B．Give Justin the medicines．
C．Tell Justin his new address．
3．What kind of music does the man like?
A．Jazz． B．Classical． C．Folk．
4．When does the conversation take place?
A．In February． B．In April． C．In September．
5．Whose advice did the woman follow?
A．The shop assistant's． B．Her sister's． C．Her mother's．
6. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A．Where’to buy tickets． B．Where to get a camera． C．Where to park the car.
7．Where will the speakers meet?
A．At the market． B．At the camera shop． C．At the sports stadium．
8．What does the man have to do now?
A．Make a decision． B．Look for a job． C．Plan a trip．
9．What does the woman think of the job in America?
A．Dangerous． B．Boring． C．Exciting．
10．When should students meet for the field trip?
A．At 7：00 am． B．At 7：15 am． C．At 8：00 am．
11．How will the boy’probably get to school today?
A．Take the bus． B．Take his mom’s car． C．Take Mrs．Anderson’s car．
12．What is the relationship between the woman and Mrs．Anderson?
A．Colleagues． B．Neighbors． C．Best friends．
13．What kind of people is The Knife and Talk popular with?
A．Truck drivers． B．Actors． C．Office workers．
14．What does the woman like most about the restaurant?
A．Pop music． B．Great waitresses． C．Quiet environment．
15．What does the man say about his favorite restaurant?
A．It offers great food．B．Its tables are pink． C．It was just opened．
16．What does the man have for lunch?
A．Fish pie． B．Pancakes． C．Sausages．
l7．Which competition is suitable for the listeners?
A．The high level． B．The low level． C．The middle level．
18．What is the topic for this year?
A．Weather． B．Travel． C．Change．
19．What are the listeners advised to do to get ideas?
A．Ask Maria for help．
B．Read the poem called Rain．
C．Borrow books from the library．
20．What will the school spend the prize money on this year?
A．The computers． B．The library． C．The lab．
Everyone talks about the benefits of taking time out for“simple pleasures．”The idea is that we will be happier if we regularly do Inexpensive．easy-to-do activities．
However，the problem for many of us is that we don’t know what makes us happy．
When I was in college，my mother gave me some wise advice．She said，“Before you get married and live with another person，you need to spend some time living by yourself．You need to get to know yourself．”
So I did exactly that．For almost two years，I lived by myself．I found that I love to spend hours looking around in bookstores．I also love to spend all afternoon just walking around the city．And every So often，I need moments of pure silence．
But，of course，we all don’t enjoy the same things．
A simple pleasure for me would be to spend an hour reading a book in my backyard(后院)．However，that same activity would give my husband no pleasure．We are all so different．
Sometimes，we already know what makes us happy．However，as life gets busier and we get older，we put，aside our simple pleasures．
For example，I had to give up playing the flute(长笛)when I started working and had family responsibilities．Playing my flute seemed selfish when no one else in my family could participate，but three years ago I returned to playing the flute．I regret having ever stopped．
Simple pleasures are neither simple nor are they universal．
Our simple pleasures are a reflection(反映)of who we are．They are unique activities that give each of us joy．
Certainly there are some common themes—such as being out in nature，doing something creative，or appreciating music and literature—but beyond that，each of us has to determine what it is that feeds our souls．
That isn’t always easy in a world in which we have to consider other people’s needs and opinions as well as our own，but enjoying simple pleasures is something that each of us deserves．
Think of it as your right，and say to yourself，“Today，I'm going to discover what my simple pleasures are．”
21．What is the author’s opinion about simple pleasures?
A．They change as we grow older．
B．They can express our characters．
C．It’s too expensive to achieve them．
D．Only people with no responsibilities should enjoy them．
22．What does the author intend to show by sharing her experience of living by herself?
A．Wise people often take their mother’s advice．
B．A couple doesn’t necessarily share the same interests．
C．It’s necessary to live alone before getting married．
D．It’s worth spending time alone enjoying simple pleasures．
23．What can we learn from the author’s experience of playing the flute?
A．We should develop an interest that others can take part in．
B．Family responsibilities are more important than our own interests．
C．Entertaining our family is better than entertaining ourselves．
D．Keeping our interests alive is a good way to make ourselves happy．
24．With the last two paragraphs，the author____________．
A．suggests readers ignore others’opinions
B．thinks simple pleasures are the most important part of life
C．encourages readers to get simple pleasures bravely
D．teaches readers to balance others’needs with our own
Most parents，and many university counselors(顾问)，still believe that the high school years should be full of activities that show a student’s ability to do just about everything．Volunteering? Yes．Sports? Yes．Great musician and head of the student body? Yes，and yes．
But here’s the reality：University admissions officers at top schools in the US would prefer to see a student who is passionate(充满热情的)about a single topic rather than a student who does many things at a superficial(肤浅的)level．Universities no longer want to fill their freshman classes with well—rounded kids．Their goal is to make an interesting class，filled with kids very different from each other who will make the university a better place.
In fact，long lists of varied activities can be seen as a warning sign：Is the list of activities just an attempt to impress others，with busyness masking the fact that the student has no idea what they are really interested in? Admissions officers have seen it all before.
If you really want to do something impressive，find ways to express just a couple of interests or passions．If you love soccer，play on the school team，volunteer with a kids’soccer program, and train to be a soccer referee(裁判)．If you are a violin player，get involved with a local community orchestra give free violin lessons to elementary students，and write your own music.
By focusing on your true interests，you will build a high school resume(简历)that shows the admissions department who you really are．
25．What kind of students are university admissions officers really looking for according to the article?
C．Students focusing on their true passions．
D．Students passionate about many activities．
26．What does the underlined word“it”in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A．Students being great musicians．
B．Students having many different skills．
C．Students not joining any sports clubs．
D．Students not knowing their real interests．
27．According to the article，you might impress admissions officers by____________．
A．providing a long list of different activities
B．showing your true personality on the application
C．expressing your strong interest in the university
D．filling your resume with all the achievements you’ve made
For a lot of people，getting a full night’s sleep is nothing more than just a dream．Some of us climb into bed in the early evening，and the next thing we know，it’s 2 in the morning and we’re still staring at the ceiling．
It’s common knowledge that sleep problems can be caused by things such as stress，anxiety, or even using a smartphone before bedtime．But recently，a team of researchers discovered that genes(基因)could also be a cause of sleepless nights．
The scientists，from Rockefeller University in New York，US，found that delayed sleep phase disorder(DSPD，睡眠时相延迟障碍)，a condition that affects one’s sleeping patterns，is passed down via a mutated(突变的)gene．DSPD sufferers wake up later and go to bed later than the average person.
To come to their conclusion，the team studied a 46-year-old woman who is only usually able to fall asleep at 2 or 3 in the morning．
It was discovered that the woman’s body produces the hormone(荷尔蒙)that helps us sleep at night up to seven hours later than regular sleepers. The scientists found this was caused by a mutation in one of the woman’s gene，one that helps regulate(调节)me“body clock”．
Some of the woman’s family members were also found to share the same mutation—and the same sleeping problems—leading the scientists to believe that sleep troubles are passed down through the generations．
However，having this mutation doesn’t mean you automatically have sleep problems．The team also found two people who had the mutation but reported no problems with their sleep．
But while this is all interesting discovery，it offers no help to those who can’t fall asleep at night—although there are a few things you could try to help you sleep earlier．
BBC journalist Michael Mosley produced a TV documentary in May in which he talked about his battle with insomnia(失眠)and the techniques he used．
“I avoid social media for at least an hour before bed，I do mindfulness(正念冥想)exercises，and if I wake up in the middle of the night，I read a book for all hour or so，”he wrote in an article for the Radio Times．
28．What have scientists recently discovered about sleep problems?
A．Sleep problems can be a result of genetics．
B．Stress and anxiety can cause sleep problems．
C．Smartphones are the main cause of steep problems nowadays．
D．Sleep problems are more common among younger people．
29．What can we learn about the mutation of the gene related to sleep?
A．It will produce the hormone that helps us sleep better．
B．It doesn’t necessarily cause sleep problems．
C．It will be passed down to every future generation．
D．It can be changed to help solve sleep problems．
30．What does Michael Mosley suggest doing before sleep to fight against insomnia?
A．Listening to light music．
B．Reading interesting books．
C．Doing some outdoor exercises．
D．Keeping away from social media．
31．What’s the man purpose of the article?
A．To give advice to avoid sleepless nights．
B．To explain different reasons for sleep problems．
C．To warn readers of the bad influence of sleeping late．
D．To report the discovery of a genetic cause for sleep problems．
It has been a hot summer in many areas in China but short study tours abroad seem to be even hotter．Parents spend tens of thousands of yuan on such study tours，especially to places where top universities are located．
There are busloads of students in some college towns abroad，and they make great contribution to the local economy．The universities charge a good amount of money for campus tours，largely because too many students come visiting．But students are not likely to be discouraged by the high admission fees．They go to such towns in greater numbers and enjoy the sights，take photographs，and go through activities．
Back home，their parents proudly post the photos of their children on these study tours on social media．A hidden peer pressure(同龄人压力)is building up among middle-income group parents．These tours therefore contribute to making our time an age of increasing anxiety．These days，many mothers and fathers don’t believe they are doing enough for their kids unless they spend as much，if not more，money as their neighbors do．The university tours abroad are attracting more and more parents who care deeply about their children's formal education；almost to a fault，but seldom consider the other opportunities their children can have．
For instance，parents could send their kids to some local scenic spots where they can spend much time and be nourished(滋养)by vitamin N(N for nature)．City-based parents could let their children stay with a relative in the countryside so that they develop empathy(共鸣)and interpersonal communication skills by living with a different group of people．They could，for a change，buy or borrow them books so that they enhance their knowledge while letting their imagination fly．
“Being there，done that”is not necessarily educational if the exposure is short，the visits hurried，and interaction with locals rare．Besides，due to capacity issues，students are usually not allowed to spend much time in one area．The children who need role models just get a quick glance of these places，without even seeing many students who leave schools during the summer vacation．
Perhaps，future tours，could be organized to not the“hot”academic institutions，but to some lesser-known college towns where full immersion(沉浸)is possible．
Still，if some parents want to send their children to Oxford or Cambridge，they should ask the youngsters to use their eyes and ears more，and phones and cameras less．Children learn more that way．
32．What can we learn about study tours abroad mentioned in the passage?
A．They are hotter but even cheaper.
B．They have no influence on the local economy.
C．Students are unwilling to take such study tours．
D．Parents are proud of their children’s study tours abroad．
33．What can we infer from the third paragraph?
A．Middle-income group parents have no pressure from other parents．
B．Educational worries of parents are increasing because of study tours abroad．
C．Parents believe they can do enough for their kids although they don’t spend much．
D．Parents not only care about their children’s formal education but also consider the other opportunities their children can have．
34．What does the underlined word in paragraph 4 mean?
A．Develop． B．Change． C．Increase． D．Reduce．
35．What can be the best title of the passage?
A．Hotter short study tours abroad．
B．An age of increasing anxiety．
C．Being there，done that．
D．Cool advice for hot study tours abroad．
It might seem that entering senior high school is the end of childhood．It might seem as if all there is ahead as a senior high school student is lots of work；lots of exams，and lots of pressure．
36 For every late night completing homework ahead of you，there’s also an opportunity．There may be less of the fun your younger self enjoyed，but different pleasures lie ahead．
You’11 find that people start to treat you differently．Adults will give you more respect because they’11 recognize you as one of them． 37 There’11 be less ordering about(支使) in the classroom，and more calm conversation．
As you grow，your sense of what is rewarding in life changes．In senior high school，you’11 have the chance to develop your new interests． 38 At those clubs，and in class，you’11 build new friendships．
There will be hard work and pressure，but you’ve reached a turning point in life．You’re about to leave the narrow lane(窄巷)of childhood and enter the open highway of your future．
39 These were people who had dreams—they needed to be tough，and they both faced great challenges．But they succeeded，and won glory．
Now it’s your turn． 40
A．This will be especially true of teachers．
B．But that isn’t the way to think about your new journey．
C．It might seem as if the carefree，light-hearted days are gone forever．
D．You’re in senior high，and your own great adventure has already begun．
E．You’11 have as much fun as before，but it will be a different kind of fun．
F．You are an adventurer-a modem-day Xuan Zang or Amelia Earhart．
G．The clubs you can join will suit the fact that you’re a little older．
As my husband，Wayne，stood on the busy New York city street trying to stop a taxi，I tried to protect my daughter from the cold wind and rain．
41 and wet，my husband gave up his attempt to flag down a taxi．I knew the 42 ．Just after her first birthday，our daughter Erica was diagnosed(诊断)with a 43 brain illness．Since that moment，Wayne and I felt like runners in a marathon race where the finish line kept 44 ．We knew Erica was running out of 45 ．It had taken months before we finally had a name for the 46 ，but we were told only a handful of specialists in the world 47 the precise operations．Now，as we finally found a brilliant doctor to 48 our girl，we were trapped in a strange 49 in the cold rain．
Just at the moment，a middle-aged woman pulled over and said,“Pardon me? May I offer you a(n) 50 ?”
Before we could say anything，she continued,“It” really no 51 for me．Just get on．”
It was then that I notited her thick Irish accent，which 52 me up like hot soup．We simply said，“Thanks! Roosevelt Hospital，please，”as we got in her car for the ride．
“Are you going 53 the baby?”she asked us．
I nodded my head，holding back my 54 ．
At the hospital，we 55 her a dozen times for the fide．As the woman hugged me，I 56 her face was wet with tears．She promised to 57 for us before she left．
After three more visits to New York and two more 58 operations，Erica is cured．But the 59 of the Irish Angel still rang as a constant reminder of a tiny ray of light that appeared in our 60 days．
41．A．Excited B．Worried C．Upset D．Satisfied
42．A．spirit B．feeling C．message D．sense
43．A．rare B．simple C．normal D．natural
44．A．coming B．lowering C．running D．disappearing
45．A．time B．confidence C．money D．courage
46．A．race B．doctor C．illness D．challenge
47．A．cure B．check C．design D．perform
48．A．save B．meet C．protect D．encourage
49．A．country B．hospital C．city D．race
50．A．seat B．ride C．car D．umbrella
51．A．loss B．difference C．question D．trouble
52．A．picked B．warmed C．called D．woke
53．A．to B．after C．for D．with
54．A．surprise B．anger C．tears D．smile
55．A．thanked B．praised C．respected D．accepted
56．A．guessed B．believed C．understood D．notited
57．A．work B．pray C．sing D．drive
58．A．eye B．kidney C．brain D．heart
59．A．voice B．bravery C．reward D．advice
60．A．busiest B．1uckiest C．happiest D．darkest
Do you have a pet? If you do，you are likely to have a better mental state than those 61 don’t．
According to a report by Time magazine，people 62 pets usually have lower blood pressure，a lower heart rate and a lower risk of having a heart attack．These benefits may come from the extra’exercise of walking and 63 (play)with pets，and stress relief for having 64 good“friend”．
One study showed that petting living creatures can help people with 65 (anxious)，while toy animals have no effect at a11．
In a 2016 study 66 (publish)in the journal Gerontology，elderly people who 67 (be)given five crickets(蟋蟀)in a cage became 68 (happy)than before．
Other researches studied pets’effect on children who have difficulty reading．When the children 69 (ask)to read aloud to a trained dog and its trainer，they were less anxious．
“Their attitudes change and their skills improve，”Lisa Freeman，director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction in the US， 70 (tell)Time.
People collect all kind of things．For some，it’s simply a way of killing time，while others see it as wise way to spend their money．After all，there are some people who discover that their seemingly simple collections are actual worth a lot of money．That may be a fascinating collection for one person，though，may be quite dull and uninteresting for one．A local millionaire donates a large amount of money to the Hanley museum in condition that the porcelain(瓷器)cows would be display alongside pieces of valuable’porcelain．Although others may not always understand a collector’s passion，but these people continue to feel that their hobby is worthwhile and is very satisfied．
1-5 ABCAC 6-10 CBACB 11-15 CBCCA 16-20 ABCBB
21-25 BDDCC 26-30 DBABD 31-35 DDBCD 36-40 BAGFD
41-45 CBADA 46-50 CDACB 51-55 DBCCA 56-60 DBCAD
61. who 62. with 63. playing 64. a 65. anxiety
66. published 67. were 68. happier 69. were asked 70. told
People collect all kind of things. For some, it’s simply a way of killing time, while others see it as ∧wise way to spend their money. After all, there are some people who discover that their seemingly simple collections are actual worth a lot of money. That may be a fascinating collection for one person, though, may be quite dull and uninteresting for one. A local millionaire donates a large amount of money to the Hanley museum in condition that the porcelain（瓷器）cows would be display alongside pieces of valuable porcelain. Although others may not always understand a collector’s passion, but these people continue to feel that their hobby is worthwhile and is very satisfied.
People collect all kinds of things. For some it’s simply a way of killing time, while others see it as ∧a wise way to spend their money. After all, there are some who discover that their seemingly simple collections are actually worth a lot of money. What may be a fascinating collection for one person, though, may be quite dull and uninteresting for another. A local millionaire donated a large amount of money to the Hanley museum on condition that the porcelain（瓷器）cows would be displayed alongside pieces of valuable porcelain. Although others may not always understand a collector’s passion, but these people continue to feel that their hobby is worthwhile and is very satisfying.
M: At which stop will we get off?
W: We still have three more stops to go.
M: Rosy, I’m leaving for Edinburgh on business the day after tomorrow. Would you like me to take anything to Justin?
W: Yeah. Here’s his address. Please take it with you. And please give him these medicines when you see him there.
M: Jane, would you mind turning down the music?
W: Why? I thought you would like to listen to some music while working.
M: Yeah, but, you know, jazz and classical are not really my thing. I prefer folk.
W: When does the school year start in Japan?
M: In April. Do you start in September?
W: No, in my country we start one month earlier than Japan.
M: That’s next month!
M: Wow, you wear a long coat.
W: Well, my mom said I ought to get a really warm coat, so I tried on this long one, but my sister said the short one was more fashionable and so did the shop assistant.
M: But you bought the long one in the end.
W: ⑥Where shall we park our car?
M: I’ll park near the sports stadium. There are always spaces round there.
W: But I want to go to the camera shop so the sports stadium isn’t very convenient for me. Is it possible to park along the street?
M: No way. We’ll get a ticket. I’ll drive through the camera shop and you can get off. ⑦I’ll walk back to the camera shop after I’ve parked the car.
W: OK. ⑦I’ll see you there. Then we can go to the market together.
M: ⑧I’ll have to make a choice soon about next year. I’ve been offered a job to work in America, but I’ve also passed the public servant exam to work in the government of my hometown.
W: Wow, America? How could you say no?
M: Well, believe it or not, I don’t have a burning desire to see the world. I’d much prefer just to stay at home. Anyway, it’s hard to decide.
W: ⑨Well, I would strongly advise you to think of the future. Working abroad is much more exciting than working in a small town. You’re lucky to have a choice. A lot of people don’t.
M: Oh, no. Is it almost 7:00 am? Why didn’t my alarm work?
W: What’s wrong? Your class starts at 8:00 am. You have plenty of time, don’t you?
M: No, ⑩today is my school field trip. I need to be at school by 7:15 am.
W: Oh, yeah, that’s right. You asked me to pack your lunch box last night.
M: Can you drive me there right now, Mom? I would be late if I took the bus.
W: Sorry, sweetie. I haven’t taken a shower or gotten dressed. I need at least 20 minutes.
M: No way. I will be in big trouble.
W: Oh. (11)(12)Look out the window! Seems like Mrs. Anderson will drive her son, Billy, to school right now. How about you go with them? Billy is your best friend. I’m sure Mrs. Anderson wouldn’t mind taking you with them, right?
M: You’re brilliant, Mom.
M: Lily, where do you like to eat?
W: (13)Well, my favorite restaurant is The Knife and Talk. It’s very near the city center. (13)At lunch it’s full of office workers, but I like to go before that, in the middle of the morning. I go there and order big breakfast and take one of their newspapers and just relax for an hour or so. Their pancakes are delicious. (14)They don’t have a TV in there, which I love most. They just have some jazz music, very quiet, nothing too loud. What’s your favorite restaurant?
M: Well, it’s just a very simple restaurant. There are only about six tables in there. A couple of waitresses wear ugly pink uniforms. (15)But the food is great, very tasty, and cheap too, which is important, of course. There are some truck drivers sitting at the counter drinking coffee and eating sausages every morning. (16)I always have pancakes in the morning and their fish pie for lunch. That restaurant has been open for many years. They say the actor James Dean eats there sometimes, but I don’t think that’s true.
M: Now could everyone sit down, please? I’ve got an important announcement to make. As you know, the national school poetry competitions that we usually enter are starting soon. The competitions are sorted into three levels: the high level, the middle level and the low level. The high level is for 17-to-19-year-olds, and the middle level is for 14-to-16-year-olds. (17)But the one for people of your age, the low level, is the one we’d like you to go for. We hope all of you will try. As some of you may remember, the topic for last year was “Weather”. (18)This time the judges have chosen the topic “Change”, and that could cover a lot of things. A new school, a different house, for example.
(19)So if you want to enter the competition but you’re stuck for ideas, have a look at last year’s winning poem called Rain on the competition website. You may know the girl who wrote it—Maria from our school. She also got a little book of her poem called Traveling published as part of her prize. Maria won some money for the school. (20)If anyone in the school wins, we’d like to use the money for the library, as we feel that’s the right way for it to be spent. Maria’s prize money last year was spent on the computers and the lab. OK, that’s all from me. For more information, please visit our school’s website.