1. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Go to a film with her. B. Go to a company. C. Buy a map.
2. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In a shop. B. In an office. C. In a flat.
3. What does the woman want to buy?
A. A car. B. Some equipment. C. A bar.
4. What will the woman most probably write with?
A. A pencil. B. A ball-pen. C. A pen.
5. What do you know about the reporter?
A. He is old. B. He is generous. C. He is successful.
6. How does Martin feel?
A. Tired. B. Excited. C. Happy.
7. Why is Martin so busy?
A. Because his boss doesn’t help him.
B. Because he has to do everything by himself.
C. Because he likes to run an office.
8. Why did the woman feel sorry?
A. Because she was absent from a meeting.
B. Because she was late for her work.
C. Because she has no relative experience.
9. When should the woman hand in the form?
A. In the morning. B. The next day. C. Before work is over.
10. What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?
B. Teacher and student.
C. Parent and child.
11. Why was Tony absent from school?
A. Because he was ill at home.
B. Because he didn’t like his teacher.
C. Because he was addicted to computer games.
12. What’s the woman’s opinion on this matter?
A. Teenagers should be prevented from going to the Internet cafe.
B. Students should do something more instructive.
C. Parents should care more about their children.
13. What do we know about the woman’s last picnic?
A. She stayed home for fear it would rain.
B. She had a good time with her friends.
C. She got caught in the sudden rain.
14. Who will drive the car on the way to the picnic?
A. Clifford. B. George. C. Lydia.
15. Why aren’t the speakers so sure about George’s arriving on time?
A. Because he often gets up late.
B. Because his car always breaks down.
C. Because he may be delayed during the rush hour.
16. What does the woman want to do after the picnic?
A. Take a walk around.
B. Stay home reading.
C. Learn to drive a car.
17. What is Harry?
A. A dog. B. A bird. C. A boy.
18. Why did Harry catch an apple a day?
A. Because Harry loved apples very much.
B. Because the apples often fell on the ground.
C. Because Harry liked to play with it.
19. What did Harry do on the snowy day?
A. He ate up all the apples.
B. He dug holes to put the apples in them.
C. He brought the apples under the snow to the ground.
20. Why did the birds fly to the garden?
A. To look for Harry. B. To eat the apples. C. To make new homes.
A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. To get the most out of your visit, read our tips below：
Visit at Night
Riding up the Eiffel Tower at night and looking out over the streets of Paris, you’ll see why Paris is known as the “City of Light”. At street level，the spotlights on the top of the Tower zoom across the Paris skyline, and the reflections of the Tower in the Seine are sights not to be missed.
Purchase Your Ticket in Advance Online
Bypass the long ticket lines at the Eiffel Tower by purchasing your ticket online from the Eiffel Tower website. You’ll pick a time to visit, and then select whether to print out the ticket or display it on your phone or iPad a convenient option if you buy your ticket in Paris without easy access to a printer.
Don’t Bring Valuable Objects with You
Before entering the Eiffel Tower, your bags will be examined by a security officer. If an item you are carrying sets off the metal detector, the officer will take you away from the line for further inspection. We’ve stood in line for hours behind people who missed their chance to go up the Eiffel Tower.
Have Drinks and Snacks at the Eiffel Tower
If you’re like us，after an exciting trip to the Eiffel Tower，you’ll be ready to rest your legs and have a relaxing snack and a drink in a Parisian cafe. Across the Seine in the Trocadero area, there are many elegant cafes. The atmosphere is great，but the prices are in the stratosphere. Actually, the perfect place for common visitors to eat and drink is on the Eiffel Tower itself.
21. Why does the author suggest visiting the Tower at night?
A. Because you can stand on the top of the Tower.
B. Because you can avoid the crowds and enjoy it peacefully.
C. Because you can have a special sight of the city of Pairs.
D. Because you can see the Seine as clear as possible.
22. What does the underlined word “Bypass” in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. Stand. B. Avoid. C. Control. D. Remember.
23. Why did some people fail to go up the Eiffel Tower?
A. Because they didn’t seize the chance. B. Because they lost valuable objects.
C. Because they set off the metal detector. D. Because they had a quarrel with the officer.
24. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. The author recommends tourists have snacks at the Eiffel Tower.
B. The Eiffel Tower provides expensive foods and drinks.
C. The author prefers to eat across the Seine.
D. You spend more if you have snacks at the Tower.
As confusion disappeared, we found freedom, time, and energy to do more of what we love. We started hiking more and added weekend and weeklong camping trips. In doing so，we realized more and more benefits of being outdoors.
The physical health benefits from being outside may be pretty obvious at first, but there are more than I realized. Studies have shown that besides the vitamin D intake, being outside can even reduce recovery and healing time. Activity outdoors can also have a higher fitness benefit than exercise done indoors.
A walk in the woods or even just a quick trip to a park can help reduce anxiety, improve short-term memory and reduce mental tiredness. Any time I need a boost in my mood, spending even five minutes in the sunshine will help. Imagine the benefits we receive from spending an entire day or even more outdoors.
As I’ve made it my preference to be outdoors, I find myself inspired and excited about life. Many people claim that their best ideas come to them in the shower. I have had the same happen when in nature. My creativity, confidence, and focus all increase after a hike or a weekend spent camping.
In between my my generation and the generation of my children, there has been an extreme decrease in the amount of time kids are spending more time indoors than ever before and shares shocking statistics of how little time kids get out VS hours of screen time each day. This has given rise to many negative consequences such as poorer physical and mental health.
However, as mentioned previously, all the benefits we as adults can receive from time spent outdoors, it is even better for our kids. It is clear that time in nature is good for both adults and children.
25. According to the passage, we can know that .
A. it is necessary to take in more vitamin D B. being outside helps us get well sooner
C. indoor exercise is kind of harmful to health D. keeping fit is very important for children
26. How does the author give advice to readers?
A. By making comparisons. B. By presenting his personal experience.
C. By giving warnings. D. By following the order of importance.
27. When does the author have his best ideas?
A. When he is having a shower. B. When he is with the kids.
C. When he is in nature. D. When he comes back from work.
28. What can we infer from the passage?
A. The author is an expert in physical health. B. The author is strict with his children.
C. Many children still prefer to stay indoors. D. Most parents ignore the value of being outdoors.
Though many people tell us we can’t succeed, we need to hear others，opinions. I remember my high school English teacher telling me not to apply to Cornell University because they wouldn’t accept me and even if they did, I wouldn’t be able to do the work. I almost didn’t apply but a few days later I saw Ivan Goldfarb, a former teacher and asked him about Cornell. He said, “If you get in，then you go. You can do it.” His words made all the difference. I applied, and was accepted.
Too often we think it’s our role to put “reality” into someone’s life. We think it’s our job to protect people from the pain of failure and defeat. We think we must point out how bad the economy is and how horrible the job market is and how the sky is falling. We think that dreams are meant for others.
I say there are enough “realists” in the world. The world doesn’t need more negativity and impossible thinkers. The world needs more optimists，encouragers，and inspirers. The world needs more people to speak into the hearts of others and say “I believe in you.” “Follow your passion and live your purpose.” “The job market is not great but I believe you’ll find the right job for you.” and so on.
When it comes to encouragement, I know that everyone loves working for and with people who bring out the best in us. And while we'll always remember the negative people who told us we couldn’t accomplish something, we will always cherish and hold a special place in our heart for those who encouraged us.
Today I want to encourage you to be an encourager. So often the difference between success and failure is belief. And so often that belief is instilled (逐步灌輸) in us by someone who encouraged us.
29. After a talk with the English teacher, the author thought .
A. he would have a try even if he was to meet with a failure B. he cast much doubt on what the teacher had said
C. whether he should give up his dream D. he should turn to another person for advice
30. Whom would you wish to get advice from if you were a person in need?
A. One who can foresee your failure in the future. B. One who can analyze the severe situation ahead.
C. One who is willing to help you with your work. D. One who can stimulate your courage and creativity.
31. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Your casual words may have a big effect on others.
B. It is better not to tell truth when you are asked for advice.
C. No one on earth is content to believe a true word.
D. Teachers should be cautious of what they do.
Researchers have created a backpack that has a computer and medicines in it that can help even untrained soldiers save the lives of wounded troops. Wounded soldiers have a better chance of survival if they get help soon after being hurt and are quickly taken to a hospital or clinic. But soldiers who do not have medical training may not know how to help their injured friends.
Doctors and engineers have developed what they call an “intelligent backpack”. It has a computer and electronic measuring devices. The backpack also has robotic instruments and medicines ready to give to injured troops.
About 16 doctors and engineers from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and several other places are working on the project. The U. S. Department of Defense has given money to the project.
Ron Poropatich leads the project. He is a retired army surgeon. He says the backpack will help soldiers care for those who are injured. The devices included in the backpack can monitor a person^ heart rate and blood pressure. The robotic instruments can even tell whether the soldier has a collapsed lung.
The intelligent backpack's computer can compare information gathered about the injured soldier with thousands of similar cases, and quickly tell the best methods to use to save the soldier’s life.
Sometimes, it is not always possible to quickly remove the injured soldier from the battlefield.So, Dr. Poropatich says, the researchers hope to create a backpack that will have devices .that can keep a .soldier alive for a long time. Dr. Poropatich hopes the backpack and its instruments will be ready for testing animals in about three years.
32. What can we learn from the first paragraph?
A. The backpack can play a big part in the battlefield.
B. Most of the soldiers can’t use the backpack correctly.
C. Soldiers should have taken medical training.
D. War or battle has brought harm to the world.
33. How many kinds of items are mentioned in the backpack?
A. 4. B.5. C.3. D.2.
34. What can we know according to Ron Poropatich?
A. The project got support from the whole world.
B. The robotic instruments can monitor lungs.
C. The injurer's heart disease can he cured.
D. The devices can adjust soldiers’ blood pressure.
35. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
A. Researchers and Their Wonderful Discovery
B. Medical Care Tested on the Wounded Soldiers
C. Emergency Medical Care in a Backpack
D. Robotic Devices Used in the Battlefield
The new school year is right around the corner, and the adjustment to returning to school may take a few weeks. 36 Kids today are faced with far more than learning new material. Interacting with teachers and other students, bullying (欺凌), peer (伙伴) pressure and school violence are just a few of the challenges children face.
The Kern County Sheriff s Office would like to provide the following tips for parents on how to protect your children, and how to teach them to protect themselves.
Map out a safe way for your children to walk to school or to the bus stop.
Teach your children to always be aware of their surroundings. 38 Choose a different route or walk on the opposite side of the street.
Make sure your children arrive at least five minutes early for the bus.
Be aware that bullying often happens on the bus. Ask your children about their bus rides, who they sit with, and what goes on in the bus. 39 After School
40 It could be your parents or any of your neighbors who can take care of your children for you. Make sure they inform you of it the moment your children arrive home.
Teach your children to resolve problems without fighting. Many parents mislead their children to solve problems by force in fear that their children may be bullied at school, which will only lead to more trouble. Anyway，encourage your children to report bullying behavior, either as a victim or a witness.
A. Getting to School
B. Preparing for School
C. Encourage them to report any bullying behavior on the bus.
D. Some kids just can’t wait to return to school after a long holiday.
E. Have your children check in with an adult as soon as they get home.
F. Be aware of slow moving vehicles or parked vehicles that appear to be occupied.
G. Returning to school can be fun and exciting, but it can also be difficult for some children.
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My dad is my hero because he is brave, skilled，and respectful. I know many people say their dads are their heroes, but my dad 41 me about becoming a man, which is 42 important for a young boy.
Respect goes a long way with my dad, as does patience. As a(n) 43，my dad must 44 people every day，some of whom are nice and some are not. Either way，he 45 his well-mannered attitude.
Dad is not afraid of many things, or if he is, he doesn’t tell me 46 he wants to seem tough. He may not be a big guy but since he works with his 47 all day, he is very strong. Dad works outdoors in all kinds of 48 but the worst thing he has to do is 49 up and work in an attic (頂樓) in the middle of the summer. Trust me, this is the 50 place you will experience as an electrician and when you come back 51，what is in your lungs will make you 52 for hours.
My dad and I have a very good 53. We talk about almost everything. We go hunting, fishing，and everything a dad and son would do. My dad and I enjoy hiking 54 because it gives us time outdoors together and there is nothing like that. He has 55 and taught me everything I need to know about 56.
I am 57 to be the son of Mike C., and would not have it any other way. People come up to me all the time to 58 me I have a good dad. It makes me feel 59 that a lot of people think so 60 of him. He is a good teacher of my life and would do anything for me. This is why my father is my hero.
41. A. arranges B. teaches C. worries D. reminds
42. A. specially B. extremely C. nearly D. hardly
43. A. worker B. officer C. electrician D. engineer
44. A. look after B. deal with C. wait for D. search for
45. A. offers B. makes C. hides D. keeps
46. A. though B. unless C. until D. because
47. A. brain B. mouth C. hands D. legs
48. A. positions B. situations C. conditions D. destinations
49. A. climb B. put C. send D. set
50. A. coldest B. highest C. best D. hottest
51. A. down B. over C. inside D. up
52. A. rest B. cough C. ache D. sleep
53. A. relationship B. friendship C. agreement D. companion
54. A. widest B. least C. most D. latest
55. A. learned B. referred C. shown D. collected
56. A. animals B. nature C. study D. skills
57. A. excited B. eager C. surprised D. proud
58.A. ask B. warn C. tell D. promise
59. A. well B. good C. nervous D. nicely
60. A. easily B. seriously C. highly D. lightly
Every year, during the Lantern Festival, the Chinese village of Nuanquan hosts one of the 61 (much) beautiful shows in the world. The tradition 62 (call) Da Shuhua involves experienced blacksmiths showering 63 (them) with molten(熔化的) iron.
Da Shuhua 64 (date) back to 300 years ago, 65 local blacksmiths came up with a unique alternative to fireworks. The rich would always celebrate New Year with firecrackers, but poor blacksmiths could not afford them, so they 66(find) a cheaper alternative. Inspired by iron striking, the blacksmiths started melting iron to a temperature of around 1,000℃ and throwing it at a large stone wall to create an effect similar 67 fireworks.
The effect was so wonderful that Da Shuhua 68 (gradual) gained more appeal than firecrackers, attracting many people in the celebration. Throwing molten iron soon became a tradition in Nuanquan. Over the years the celebration has changed into 69 even more amazing show, as the blacksmiths start experimenting with other metals, like aluminium (鋁), to create green and white 70 (flower) instead of just red.
It seems that if the result is bad, which people work for will be meaningless. Personally speak, the process of fighting for the goal is less important than the result. When we fight for our goals, we will be devoted what we are doing and try to improve us. If we fail in the end, when we look back on the beginning, we will find that we are no longer the childish one. We have grown up. What's the more, in the process of fighting, we got close to success, as the saying goes that failure are the mother of success. So don't treat the result so serious; just enjoy the process.
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It seems that if the result is bad, which people work for will be meaningless. Personally speak,
the process of fighting for the goal is less important than the result. When we fight for our goals,
we will be devoted ∧ what we are doing and try to improve us. If we fail in the end, when we
look back on the beginning, we will find that we are no longer the childish one. We have grown
up. What's the more, in the process of fighting, we got close to success, as the saying goes that
failure are the mother of success. So don't treat the result so serious; just enjoy the process.
W: I would like to go to the movie this afternoon. Could you keep me company?
M: Of course, but only after I take a nap.
W: It's a pleasant apartment.
M: As you see, the apartment is newly fitted up, and all other furniture has been prepared.
W: How much do I need to pay for the equipment?
M: How about 2,500 dollars? It is a bargain, as you know. You can take it in your car immediately.
W: Could I borrow a pen from you? Mine has run out of ink.
M: I'm afraid I don't have an extra one. Sorry. Would a pencil do?
W: Yes. Thank you.
W: Did you hear the report yesterday?
M: Yeah, the reporter is so young so successful, though there is no smooth road to success.
W: Martin, you look terrible. What's the problem?
M: I feel tired. It's the hours, I suppose. I like to run the office, but I don't have anyone to help me take care of all the small problems. I have to do the typing, the paperwork, the advertising and other things.
W: Why don't you talk to your boss?
M: He is never here. He spends most of his time in Hong Kong.
W: Well, you know, you are the manager of a new company, so of course you're busy.
M: I just hope it's not always this busy.
W: I'm very sorry that I didn't come to the meeting this morning.
M: Well. We had to go without you.
W: Was there anything important?
M: Yes. You have to fill a from about your experiences in your field of work. It is required by the labor department. And it's urgent. You have to hand it in by the finishing hour.
W: Anything to pay attention to?
M: Ask Jane about that. She will tell you how to fill the form. Besides, write the information in clean handwriting. Your writing is often hard to read.
M: One of my classmates Tony was absent form school for three days.
W: What's up with him?
M: He was found at an Internet cafe playing computer games.
W: Oh, my God! How did you find out?
M: He lied to his parents that he went to school. Our teacher called his parents and found out the truth. His worried parents finally managed to find him there.
W: Where is he now? Is he at school?
M: Yeah. Our teacher and his parents are discussing the matter together.
W: I think he shouldn't have done that. After all, there are so many more important things to do.
M: I agree. I think the government should do something to prevent teenagers from going to Internet cafes.
W: I think we high school students should do something more instructive and interesting.
M: You are absolutely right.
W: Wow! We're starting for a picnic it rained, some of us started and got caught in the sudden shower. But I was one of the wise ones who had a look at the sky and stayed right where I was in my nice dry house.
M: By the way, Lydia, who's going to pick us up?
W: George. At least he said he would.
M: Can we depend on him? He's kind of a late riser, and though it's not the rush hour, I doubt if he will be punctual this time.
W: Don't worry, Clifford. Take it easy. Well, do you have something planned after the picnic? I decide to stay home for some reading. What do you have in mind?
M: I'm going to take a walk around to take in some fresh air.
W: Well, everyone has his way of relaxation.
M: I can hear a car outside. I guess it must be George.
W: Yeah, it's him. There comes his nice blue car.
I have two apple trees in the garden. My dog Harry loved apples. When he went outside every day, he'd catch and apple and take it into the house to eat later. It was an autumn day in American, but it was very cold. A big snow fell and we had not done anything for its coming. On that special day, Harry went outside and I watched him through the window. I noticed that he was madly digging holes and bringing the apples to the ground so they could be seen above the snow. I did not know why he was doing this. He seemed to want to do something special.
When I called him back, he had his usual one apple in his mouth. About five minutes later, I looked outside. The garden was completely covered with birds. Harry had dug up all those apples for his bird friends to eat. He knew that they wouldn't have stored enough food for the coming winter!