1. What does the woman want to do now?
A. Have a cup of coffee B. Get up early C. Go home
2. How much will the man pay for the tickets?
A. ￡15 B. ￡22.5 C. ￡45
3. How does the woman feel about Tom’s getting the job?
A. Pleased B. Puzzled C. Disappointed
4. How long is the supermarket open on weekends?
A. Eleven hours B. Twelve hours C. Thirteen hours
5. What season is it most likely now?
A. Spring B. Summer C. Autumn
6. When will the exam take place?
A. In three days B. In a week C. In five days
7. What do we know about the man
A. He is worried about the exam
B. He is sure of passing the exam
C. He will ask of the woman for help
8. How does the man feel right now?
A. Delighted B. Curious C. Nervous
9. What’s the woman’s advice for the man?
A. He should get up early for work
B. He must show he can work well with others
C. He should learn to share his things with others
10. What did Henry probably do last night?
A. He brought some of his friends home
B. He went on a trip with his friends
C. He stayed at his friend’s home
11. What has happened to Henry’s dad recently?
A. He has just lost his job
B. Something is wrong with his body
C. He has met with a traffic accident
12. What does the woman ask Henry to do?
A. Send for a doctor for his dad
B. Give up his plan for a party
C. Not to tell his dad about his illness
13. Where will the woman go?
A. The train station B. Diamond Hotel C. The beach
14. How long will the woman stay in the city from now on?
A. A fortnight B. Three weeks C. Four weeks
15. What does the man advise the woman to do next time?
A. Send him a message
B. Call a taxi company
C. Report an incident to a taxi company
16. How much is the taxi fare?
A. A bout 3 dollars B. About 4 dollars C. About 6 dollars
17. How was the weather when the fire happened?
A. It was cloudy B. It was rainy C. It was windy
18. Where did the speaker escape from?
A. The window B. The entrance C. The back door
19. What do we know about the fire accident?
A. One of the guests was killed in the fire
B. The fire spread to the rest of the hotel
C. The room where the party was held was destroyed
20. What caused the fire?
A. Burning cigarettes B. Lightning C. Fireworks
Since Abbi Hickman was just a little girl, she has been surrounded by animals. Chickens, cats, a dog, rabbits, and sometimes goats are just some of the animals she cares for. At the age of 9, Abbi went to the Tracy Animal Shelter, in her hometown of Tracy, California, to adopt Sheldon, her favorite cat. There, she saw the poor conditions that the animals were kept in. Abbi knew that it was her duty to take action.
Pins(識別號碼) for Pets is Abbi’s solution. For the last three years, she has organized a bowling tournament to raise funds for the Tracy Animal Center. She has raised more than $30,000, resulting in a better home for the animals. “Now the shelter is nicer and cleaner and animals have more space. It is far better, a hundred percent better,” Abbi says.
To commend Abbi for her outstanding efforts, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) named her the 2015 ASPCA Tommy P. Monahan Kid of the Year. This award is given to kids who make a substantial effort to help animals. Abbi responded to the news of her win with shock. “I was pretty excited. I'm really honored to receive it,” she says.
Sacrificing time and effort to assist animals can sometimes be difficult, but Abbi hopes to do more. “I just hope that even more people come and my non-profit becomes bigger. I want to spread my free services to more shelters. I really just hope people are kinder to animals and respect them more,” says Abbi, sharing her goals for her organization. By the age of 12, Abbi has already accomplished so much.
The advice she has for kids like her, who want to accomplish their goals, is, “Nothing is impossible. You can do anything you put your mind to. Even if it is something small, it can make a huge difference.” Abbi’s work has improved the lives of animals, and she plans to keep coming up with new ways to help them.
21. Why did Abbi go to the Tracy Animal Shelter when she was 9 years old?
A. To help take care of the animals living there
B. To adopt a cat called Sheldon she liked best
C. To find out the conditions animals lived it
D. To learn some knowledge about some animals
22. Which of the following can best describe Abbi?
A. Cautious and loyal B. Narrow minded and imaginative
C. Caring and sympathetic D. Stubborn and courageous
23. How does Abbi collect money for the Tracy Animal Center?
A. By asking some enterprises to donate money
B. By giving some performances and shows
C. By setting up a website to promote her idea
D. By organizing a bowling tournament
24. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Abbi will keep using the same way raise money and help the animals
B. Abbis find it is hard sacrificing time and effort to assist animals sometimes
C. Abbi wants to make a greater contribution to improving the lives of animals
D. Abbi really just expects that people are kinder to animals and respect them more
Do you want to travel to the New England Aquarium(水族館)and experience it? If you are an Aquarium super fan, I believe you must be interested in some information below.
Animal encounter Programs
Dive into the water with a seal. Stand on top of the four storey Giant Ocean Tank to feed the animals. Go behind the scenes of your favorite exhibits. Whether you have an unquenchable(無法遏制的)curiosity about oceanic animals or you want a brand new observation on popular exhibits, fascinating Animal Encounter programs are designed for the Aquarium super fans. Call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to book your program.
Don’t miss a day in the life of the New England Aquarium. Be sure to catch our daily events, which include penguin feedings, seal training sessions, dives in the Giant Ocean Tank and live animal performances. Our daily schedule will tell you when and where to watch your favorite program. All programs are included with admission.
Join us for family activities at the Aquarium, where we explore the blue planet most days through art, animals and other activities. We focus on one animal every month with Blue Discoveries Family Day, from octopuses(章魚)to whales. These activities are included with admission. For a fee, schools and other qualifying groups can also choose Explorer Classes for kids and special 3-D showings.
Virtual Tours and Videos
Before stepping foot in the Aquarium, explore some of our special exhibits and learn what to expect. Check out the Field Trip Orientation video before arriving with your group. The How to Be a Shark and Ray(鰩魚)Whisperer video gives special instructions on how to best experience our shark and ray touch tank. The Blue Impact virtual tour highlights some of our exhibits as it explains the impact of climate change on oceans around the world.
25. What does the passage tell us?
A. Visitors can’t see whales in the aquarium
B. The New England Aquarium has four storeys
C. Visitors can dive in the Giant Ocean Tank in the aquarium
D. Qualifying groups can choose Explorer Classes for adults in the aquarium
26. What do visitors have to pay extra money for?
A. Penguin feedings B. Seal training sessions
C. Special 3-D showings D. The Blue Impact virtual tour
27. Why does the Aquarium set up Virtual Tours and Videos?
A. To help visitors best experience the Aquarium
B. To draw attention to climate change on oceans
C. To sell video disks of the Aquarium to the visitors
D. To give instructions on how to protect oceanic animals
What’s more exciting than having a fresh hot pizza delivered to your door? How about having it brought to you by a robot? Thanks to Domino’s Robotic Unit or DRU, that just became a reality! On March 8, the three-feet tall robot delivered its first pizza to some lucky residents in Brisbane, Australia.
The fully autonomous DRU is the result of a cooperation between Domino’s Pizza Australia and Sydney based startup Marathon Robotics. The 450-pound machine that travels at a maximum speed of 12.4 miles an hour can cross a distance of up to 12 miles and back, before requiring a battery recharge. LIDAR, a laser-based sensor technology similar to the one used in self-driving cars, enables DRU to detect and avoid obstacles, while traditional sensors, much like those used in vacuum robots ensure its path is safe as it heads to its destination.
The robot can fit up to ten pizzas and even has a separate cold area to accommodate drink orders.
Equipped with both Google Maps and GPS guidance, DRU can navigate bike paths and sidewalks and also find the most efficient way to its destination. Since the robot does not have to deal with road traffic, it could potentially make deliveries a lot quicker than humans. To access their food, customers have to enter the unique code provided to them by the company. This not only ensures that they pick up the right pizza, but also prevents the pies from getting stolen en route.
Though Domino’s has thus far built just a single prototype(樣機),they expect additional DRU to be ready for service in their various Queensland locations within the next six months. But don’t expect these super cute robots to replace humans anytime soon. According to Domino’s the DRU still needs extensive testing, which the company believes could take up to two years.
And then there is also the problem of regulations. The public use of autonomous vehicles is still banned in most countries. But Don Meij, the CEO and Managing Director of Domino’s Pizza Australia New Zealand Ltd, is not worried. One day DRU will become an integral part of the Domino’s family." We for one cannot wait!
28. The first paragraph is mainly used to __________.
A. comment B. praise C. introduce D. conclude
29. How can DRU detect and avoid obstacles?
A. By navigating bike paths and sidewalks
B. By using a laser-based sensor technology
C. By being equipped with both Google Maps and GPS-guidance
D. By using traditional sensors, much like those used in vacuum robots
30. What must a customer do to get the food delivered by DRU?
A. He/She should press their finger on a fingerprint scanner
B. He/She should let the robot recognize his/her face
C. He/She should scan the QR (quick response) code on the robot
D. He/She should enter a cod supplied by the company
31. What can we know from the last two paragraphs
A. The DRU requires to be tested further
B. Domino’s has built a few kinds of such a robot
C. Don Meij is the CEO of Sydney based startup Marathon Robotics
D. The public use of autonomous vehicles is allowed in most parts of Australia
BEIJING---A bullying(欺凌)incident at a primary school in Beijing should not be bushed off as “a joke that went too far”; rather, faces should be dug out and action should be taken to prevent similar events from happening on campus again, according to experts.
Huang Zifang, a psychologist specializing in children's growth issues, said schools should be careful about taking bullying incidents as mere pranks(惡作劇).
"Instead, they should work to find out the root cause of the incident in a timely manner, guide the children involved to face and handle the incident in a correct way and teach them to behave properly to avoid-similar situations," Huang said.
She made the comments after a mother in Beijing posted a description online on Thursday of how her 10-year-old son was bullied at Zhongguancun No 2 Primary School, a top school in Haidian district.
The mother wrote that her fourth-grade son was the target of bullies who threw a toilet wastepaper basket at him, striking him in the head. The boy was also mocked by his classmates, she said, bringing on acute stress disorder---a mental illness triggered by severe anxiety.
The mother also wrote that the school described the incident as "a joke that went too far" and that the parents of the boy who threw the basket believed their son was "just being naughty".
The article went viral, with many internet users recalling being bullied at school.
Shen Xua, a volunteer from Beijing who has traveled the country for several years to work with schools to reduce bullying, said schools should take responsibility for such incidents and try to make the bullies understand that their behavior is "vicious and harmful" and "not allowed".
"In the long run, a reporting system should be established to root out bullying on campus. Students should be given specific channels to report what they experience to teachers before further measures are taken to deal with incidents," Shen said.
Huang, the psychologist, said that schools and parents must pay more attention to the ethical(道德的) development and mental health of children, rather than just looking at their academic performance.
On Saturday, Zhongguancun No 2 Primary School released a statement on its social media account saying that it had talked to the parents on both sides and would make further efforts to achieve an outcome satisfactory to all parties.
32. What does Shen Xua stress according to the passage?
A. A reporting system should be set up to root out bullying on campus
B. Schools should pay more attention to children’s academic performance
C. parents should make the bullies understand their behavior is harmful
D. Police should be often involved in dealing with bulling incidents at schools
33. How did the school in Beijing respond to the bullying incident according to Para. 6?
A. They didn’t take it seriously
B. They blamed the bullies quickly
C. They reported it to the police station at once
D. They called the parents on both sides immediately
34. What is the possible meaning of the underlined word “mocked” in Para. 5?
A. Taught the skills for an activity
B. Laughed at in an unfriendly way
C. Made healthy again after an illness
D. Inspired to do something new or unusual
35. What can be the best title for the news report?
A. Try to care about children’s ethical development
B. How a 10-year-old child was bullied on campus
C. Mental health of children should be paid attention to
D. School bullying must not be treated as a joke
In the business of day-to-day life, we often forget to stop and be grateful for the present moment. 36 It has many mental and physical benefits. If you want to work on being more grateful, try shifting your focus throughout the day. Work on practicing mindfulness, which can help you appreciate the present moment. You should also find a balance, allowing yourself to feel grateful.
37 Mindfulness is also about paying attention to your breath. Breathing is a vital bodily function that we often do not notice throughout the day. Start making a conscious effort to focus on your own breathing.
Breathing is a natural process that follows a certain rhythm. Therefore, when our minds wander and stressful thoughts occur, focusing on the breath can help us stay calm. 38 .
Find a comfortable place to sit. 39 Think of three or four phrases that sum up your core desires. For example, you might come up with something like, “May I be happy in my pursuits. May I have good health. may I be calm and patient throughout the day.”
Say this prayer for yourself. 40 Direct it towards someone you are thankful for in your life. For example, “May my mother be happy in her pursuits. May my mother have good health, etc.”
A. Focus on the breath.
B. Then, direct it outwards.
C. As a result, we feel regretful later
D. However, being grateful is important
E. Find a number of things that can motivate you
F. Close your eyes and imagine your wish for your life
G. It can also allow us to return to the present moment and appreciate it
When Garvison flew from Chicago to Atlanta earlier this week with a baby in her arms, she saw the unhappy looks of her seatmates.
“As soon as we got on the plane at 5:30 a. m., it was very quiet and it was a full 41 ,” Garvison wrote in a Facebook 42 , “I noticed that the two seats next to me were 43 and this couple looked annoyed and I could tell by their body 44 that they weren’t 45 sitting next Rylee---my baby.”
Garvison asked if she could change 46 . And her new seatmate 47 all the difference in the day of this young mom, who was on a trip to surprise her military husband.
“The next thing I knew was that I was sitting next to this amazing woman! I was not sure if she could tell how 48 I looked or what, but she turned our day 49 around. Rlyee wouldn’t stop 50 no matter what I would try and do so she asked whether I would 51 if she could try and of course I let her. As soon as she had her, Rlyee was looking out of the window and stopped crying. When we got in the air, she fell right asleep and slept the whole flight 52 we got to our 53 . She kept saying it wasn’t a problem 54 and it was 55 a comforting feeling for her. She even carried her off the plane.”
“Miller,” she wrote, “you will never understand how happy this act of 56 has made my family. You could have just 57 your eyes and been unhappy like everyone else, but you took her and held her the entire flight and let me get some rest and 58 of mind. It brought tears to my eyes while I sat there and watched you and Rylee sleeping next to 59 . I just couldn’t believe how that ended up 60 and how caring you were to us. thank you so much! God bless you!”
41. A. train B. bus C. ship D. flight
42. A. post B. guide C. advertisement D. menu
43. A. taken B. repaired C. offered D. noticed
44. A. weight B. height C. language D. shape
45. A. proud of B. happy about C. angry with D. disappointed with
46. A. tickets B. seats C. plans D. books
47. A. advised B. won C. made D. obeyed
48. A. upset B. calm C. frightened D. sad
49. A. heavily B. politely C. blindly D. completely
50. A. talking B. sleeping C. crying D. playing
51. A. guess B. forget C. mind D. realize
52. A. because B. until C. though D. if
53. A. counter B. bank C. shop D. gate
54. A. at all B. in all C. at least D. in addition
55. A. carefully B. powerfully C. quickly D. actually
56. A. honestly B. kindness C. trust D. courage
57. A. cleaned B. rolled C. watched D. touched
58. A. truth B. sharpness C. peace D. service
59. A. me B. her C. him D. them
60. A. running out B. giving in C. breaking down D. working out
One night last February, a seventeen-year-old Duffy drove home along a winding road, he saw a strange light thrown against the tree. “I knew it wasn’t the moon”, he said. “I drive this road all 61 time and I notice little things out of place.”
Duffy stopped his car and got out 62 (examine). Below him far down in the deep valley lay a broken car with its headlights on. Thirty minutes earlier, a man had driven off the edge of the road, which has no guardrail(護欄). His car fell and rolled end over end, 63 (land) on its top more than two hundred feet below.
Duffy rushed to call for help, then returned and got down to reach the driver 64 was badly injured. Snow covered the valley 65 the temperature was below freezing. After struggling back up the cliff, Duffy took off his jacket and shirt and wrapped the man in time, along 66 the blankets from his car.
Life-saving 67 (deed) are starting to become usual action for Duffy, the oldest of seven children. When he was 12, he saved his ten-year-old brother from drowning. Two years ago, his three-year-old sister 68 (eat)rat poison, and Duffy 69 (instant)cleaned out her mouth, make her drink milk to protect her stomach and called doctors.
“We personal belief is that it is 70 (significance)for us to teach the children good values, and it looks like we have got some reward for it.” His father says.
I ordered a birthday gift for my sister on the Internet three days ago. The gift whose the price is not high is a beautiful pink cup decorating with my sister’s name, her date of birth, and some best wishes to her as well. It’s such lovely a cup with a picture of a cartoon dog on it that both my sister and I liked it by first sight.
Besides, I am very satisfying with Alipay Security Control, which is very convenienct and safely. And I am pleased with the delivery service. I received the cup yesterday. Don’t you think it’s very fast?
He enjoy shopping online very much. There is no doubt that more and more people preferred to shop online nowadays. We don’t need spend much time going to the shops or markets with such a good number of different choice on the Internet.
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I ordered a birthday gift for my sister on the Internet three days ago. The gift whose the price is not high is a
beautiful pink cup decorating with my sister’s name, her date of birth, and some best wishes to her as well. It’s such
lovely a cup with a picture of a cartoon dog on it that both my sister and I liked it by first sight.
Besides, I am very satisfying with Alipay Security Control, which is very convenient and safely. And I am
pleased with the delivery service. I received the cup yesterday. Don’t you think it’s very fast?
He enjoy shopping online very much. There is no doubt that more and more people preferred to shop online
nowadays. We don’t need ∧spend much time going to the shops or markets with such a good number of different
choice on the Internet.
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I am so pleased to receive your letter. I am even happier to hear that you and your family will move to our neighborhood next month.
You are really going to enjoy staying in our neighborhood. Firstly, it is a wonderful, peaceful and clean area with a lot of greenery and open spaces to play in. Secondly, people in my neighborhood are friendly and easy-going. Thirdly, the houses are beautiful and I hold the belief that your parents will find the house to their taste. Fourthly, there are many nice shops where we can do some shopping together. Last but not least, it is convenient to travel from here to other areas of the city. You will definitely be happy here.