例：How much is the shirt?
A. ￡19.15. B.￡9.18. C.￡9,I5.
1. What is the man planning to do?
A. Make some cheese. B. Go on a trip. C. Find a job in Paris.
2. What is the time now?
A. 8 o’clock. B. 10 o’clock. C. 12 o’clock.
3. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A local artist. B. The man’s salary. C. An apartment to let.
4. How does Dr. Heath spend most of his time?
A. Giving lectures. B. Conducting research. C. Doing office work,
5. Why does Elaine call Peter?
A. To borrow his notes.
B. To explain her absence.
C. To discuss the presentation.
6. What is Julia doing?
A. Asking about her order.
B. Reporting a computer problem.
C. Confirming a visit to a company.
7. When will the chairs arrive today?
A. At about 10 am. B. Around 12 noon. C. By 4 pm.
8. What is the conversation mainly about?
A. Course design. B. Course registration. C. Course evaluation.
9. What course did the woman choose?
A. International Trade. B. Modem History C. Chemistry.
10. What will Jack do to take mathematics?
A. Watt for an opening.
B. Apply to the department.
C. Speak to Professor Anderson.
11. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a shop. B. In a canteen. C. In an office.
12. What bothers the woman?
A. Her computer is down.
B. Her paper is missing.
C. Her hand is aching.
13. When is the woman's report due?
A. Wednesday. B. Friday. C. Next Monday.
14. What is the man doing?
A. Writing a book. B. Preparing a lecture. C. Searching for references,
15. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Make his topic more specific.
B. Get a complete reading list
C. Read at least six books.
16. What is the roan going to focus on?
A. Hollywood in the 1920s,
B. 20th-century Hollywood movies.
C. Golden Age Hollywood comedies.
17. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Student and teacher
B. Reader and librarian.
C. Customer and shop assistant.
18. What will the weather be like in high places this evening?
A. There’ll be showers,
B. There’ll be heavy mist.
C. There’ll be strong winds.
19. How will the day start in coastal areas tomorrow?
A. Cloudy. B. Rainy. C. Sunny.
20. When can holiday makers expect good weather?
A. This weekend B. End of this month. C. Next month.
Suddenly another thought went through Kate’s mind like an electric shock. An express train was due to go past about thirty minutes later. If it were not stopped, that long train, full of passengers, would fall into the stream. “Someone must go to the station and warn the station-master,” Kate thought. But who was to go? She would have to go herself. There was no one else.
In wind and rain she started on her difficult way. Soon she was at the bridge that crossed the Des Moines River, a bridge also built of wood, just like the bridge across Honey Creek. The storm had not washed this away, but there was no footpath across it. She would have to cross it by stepping from sleeper(枕木) to sleeper. With great care she began the dangerous crossing, sometimes on her hands and knees, hardly daring to look down between the sleepers into the wild flood waters below. If she should slip, she would fall between the sleepers, into the rapidly flowing stream.
At last - she never knew how long it had taken her - she felt solid ground under her feet. But there was no time to rest. She still had to run more than half a mile and had only a few minutes left. Unless she reached the station before the express did, many, many lives would be lost.
She did reach the station just as the train came into sight. Fortunately the station-master was standing outside. “The bridge is down! Stop the train! Oh, please stop it!” Kate shouted breathlessly.
The station-master went pale. He rushed into the station building and came back with a signal light. He waved the red light as the train came into the station. It was not a second too early.
21. What did Kate decide to do?
A. Stop the express train. B. Check the signal light.
C. Meet the passengers. D. Visit the station-master
22. Which of the following words best describes Kate’s journey?
A. Fruitless. B. Boring. C. Well-planned. D. Risky.
23. Why did the station-master turn pale?
A. He suddenly fell ill. B. He realized the danger.
C. He discovered his mistake. D. He became over-excited.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen is offering a free meal to any guest who is able to produce electricity for the hotel on an exercise bike linked to a generator (發電機)，The idea is to get people fit and reduce their carbon footprint. Guests will have to produce at least 10 watt hours of electricity - roughly 15 minutes of cycling for someone of average fitness. Guests staying at Plaza Hotel will be given meat tickets worth $36 once they have produced 10 watt hours of electricity. The bicycles will have smart phones attached to the handlebars measuring how much power is being generated for the hotel.
The plan, a world-first, will start on 19 April and run for a year. Only guests staying at the hotel will be able to take part. Frederikke Toemmergaard, hotel spokeswoman, said, “Many of our visitors are business people who enjoy going to the gym. There might be people who will cycle just to get a free meal, but generally I don’t think people will take advantage of our programme,”
Copenhagen has a long-standing cycling tradition and 36% of locals cycle to work each day, one of the highest percentages in the world, according to the website visitcopenhagen.dk. US environmental website treehugger.com recently voted Copenhagen the world’s best city for cyclists. “Because Copenhagen is strongly connected with cycling，we felt the bicycle would work well as a symbol of the hotel’s green profile (形象)."
If successful, the electric bicycle meal programme will be spread to all Crowne Plaza hotels in the UK, the hotel said in a statement.
24. What is the main purpose of the free meal programme?
A. To promote the hotel's green concept.
B. To make the city known to the world.
C. To attract people to the hotel restaurant.
D. To get guests to stay longer at the hotel.
25. How can a participant get a free meal?
A. By becoming a professional cyclist.
B. By cycling to produce some electricity.
C. By linking a smart phone to a bicycle.
D. By monitoring his or her carbon footprint.
26. Who are most likely to enter for the programme?
A. The poor local people.
B. The environment activists.
C. Health-conscious hotel guests.
D. Visitors fond of Copenhagen food.
27. According to paragraph 3, Copenhagen has one of the world’s ______.
A. best chain hotels B. greenest natural environments
C. longest bike paths D. highest rates of people cycling to work
Digital technology—email and smart phones especially—have vastly improved workers’ ability to be productive outside of a traditional office. Even so, most white-collar work still happens in an office. One reason is that, according to findings of a new survey(調查) of office workers conducted by Wakefield Research for the IT company Citrix, most bosses are doubtful about remote working. Half of the workers say their boss doesn’t accept it and only 35 percent say it’s tolerated.
Skeptical bosses will likely have their doubts reinforced(加深) by the same survey, which shows that 43 percent of workers say they’ve watched TV or a movie while “working” remotely, while 35 percent have done housework, and 28 percent have cooked dinner.
It is true, however, that working at home makes people much more efficient(高效的)， because it allows workers to take care of annoying housework while still getting their jobs done. It’s much faster, for example, to shop for groceries at a quarter to three than to stand in line during the after-work rush.
The fact that such practices remain officially unaccepted reflects how far we haven't come as a society from the days when we expected every full-time worker to be supported by a full-time homemaker.
More broadly the Wakefield survey suggests that employers may be missing a low-cost way to give workers something of value. Sixty-four percent of those survey participants who havens worked remotely would rather give up some bonus in order to get even one day a week working from home. Under such circumstances, smart firms need to find ways to let their employees have enough flexibility to manage their time efficiently.
28. Why do some employers hesitate to allow remote working?
A. They fear losing control of their workers.
B. They want to stick to their routine practice.
C. They have little trust in modem technology.
D. They are used to face-to-face communication.
29. What seems to be most workers’ attitude toward remote working?
A. Doubtful. B. Favorable. C. Reserved. D. Disapproving.
30. What does the author suggest smart firms do?
A. Shorten their office hours.
B. Give employees a pay raise.
C. Adopt flexible work patterns.
D. Reduce their staff’s workload.
How to Have a Successful Teenage Life
Everyone wants to succeed in their life, don’t they? Even as a teenager, you can achieve success in your life; it really isn’t that hard. 31
• Do well in school. No matter how boring it is now, education will help you be a productive member in society. Try your best for excellence in school; listen to the teachers, do your homework, study, and get good grades. Doing so will help you get into a better university, which will enable you to have a bright future. 32
• Do good in your community(社區).Volunteering can not only improve your community's status, it could make you happier. Studies show that people who volunteer are less likely to develop depression (抑郁）than people who don’t. 33 For example, if you love animals, volunteer at an animal shelter. If you love helping the environment, plant trees or pick up litter. When you help others, it will make you feel better about yourself.
• 34 Remember, they’re there to help you be the best that you can be. Respect them and value their opinions, even if they annoy you sometimes. 35 You don't get to choose your teachers or your family, but you still have to put up with them. Learn how to deal with people now, because when you’re an adult, you don’t get to choose your boss or your co-workers, so learn how to respect them now.
A. Live life to the fullest.
B. School sets you up on the right track!
C. Be nice to your parents and teachers,
D. Find chances to do volunteer work that interests you.
E. It will help you pass time and develop your personality.
F. Here are some important points that you may find helpful.
G. Keep in mind that they do the things they do because they care about you.
When my son Gene was about 12 years old, I started helping him learn to 36 , I bought twenty chickens and asked him to 37 them. I told him that they would be his own chickens and we would 38 the eggs from him. However，he would have to buy chicken 39 with the money he made from the eggs. Whatever money was 40 would be his to keep. Gene was __41_，thinking he would make his first 42 .
After several weeks’ successful work，I began to 43 that egg production was going down, I 44 nothing about it. Then one night, Gene told me he didn’t have 45 money to buy the feed. He said the chickens had never 46 a meal and he could not figure out why some of them had stopped 47 eggs.
Then I asked him if he had 48 the amount of feed he had given the chickens. He was 49 , It was like he did not think anyone would ever 50 what he had done. After a long 51 - he said yes. Me thought he would make more money if he gave them 52 food. I asked him, “Did you fool the chickens?”
I was just astonished at the question in my own 53 .1 was dumbfounded (驚呆）at the 54 of it. Yes. you can fool everyone else，but you cannot “fool the chickens," because 55 , you will find out, as the saying goes, "What goes around comes around."
36. A. cook B. share C. count D. work
37. A. take care of B, observe C. train D. play with
38. A. save B. borrow C. buy D. keep
39. A. nest B. soup C. meat D. feed
40. A. given back B. picked up C. left over D. brought in
41. A. thrilled B. worried C satisfied D. discouraged
42. A. deal B. contribution C. fortune D. choice
43. A. hear B. notice C. predict D. imagine
44. A. said B. found C. thought D. recalled
45. A. private B. honest C. pocket D. enough
46. A. missed B. wasted C. enjoyed D. finished
47. A. hatching B. laying C. gathering D. hiding
48. A. balanced B. checked out C. cut down D. measured
49. A. delighted B. shocked C. tired D. disappointed
50. A. forgive B. allow C. discuss D. know
51. A. silence B. absence C. negotiation D. preparation
52. A. heavy B. fresher C. less D. solid
53. A. life B. job C. ease D. mind
54. A. explanation B. significance C. trick D. example
55. A. in this respect B. in the end C. in contrast D. in addition
From my hotel room window，I could see a large advertisement board with his face on it: Jason, the Great Magician.
I absent-mindedly turned the 56 (page) of the phone book and came across a city map. Drinking my iced coffee I ran my fingers along the streets 57 the hotel to the opera hall. Not more 58 a half-hour walk, I thought.
I looked 59 (quick) at the clock, "The show starts in one hour; plenty of time! I drank the rest of my coffee and went to take a shower. Soon after, I was on my way to the show, 60 (carry) a fancy black handbag and a happy smile.
The hall was dark when I came in; the show was about 61 (begin). I made my way backstage just 62 the great magician was putting on his top hat.
“Daddy, I'm so glad to see you,” I 63 (whisper), I'm in town for the writer’s class, but I just couldn’t miss your show.” I gave him a quick hug and went back into the seating area，leaving him with a 64 (surprise) smile. I settled down in the darkness, and the curtains opened.
Magically, that show remains the Great Jason's best 65 (perform) to this day.
One weekend in July, Jane and her husband, Tom, had driven three hours to camp overnight by a lake in the forest. Unfortunately, on the way an unpleasant subject came up and they started to quarrel. By the time they reached the lake, Jane was so angry that she said to Tom. “I'm going to find a better spot for us to camp" and walked away.
With no path to follow, Jane just walked on for quite a long time. After she had climbed to a high place. she turned around, hoping to see the lake. To her surprise, she saw nothing but forest and, far beyond, a snowcapped mountain top. She suddenly realized that she was lost.
“Tom! "she cried. "Help!"
No reply. If only she had not left her mobile phone in that bag with Tom. Jane kept moving, but the farther she walked, the more confused she became. As night was beginning to fall, Jane was so tired that she had to stop for the night. Lying awake in the dark, Jane wanted very much to be with Tom and her family. She wanted to hold him and tell him how much she loved him.
Jane rose at the break of day, hungry and thirsty. She could hear water trickling (滴落） somewhere at a distance. Quickly she followed the sound to a stream. To her great joy, she also saw some berry bushes. She drank and ate a few berries. Never in her life had she tasted anything better. Feeling stronger now. Jane began to walk along the stream and hope it would lead her to the lake.
As she picked her way carefully along the stream, Jane heard a helicopter. Is that for me? Unfortunately, the trees made it impossible for people to see her from above. A few minutes later, another helicopter flew overhead. Jane took off her yellow blouse, thinking that she should go to an open area and flag them if they came back again.
1.B 2. A 3. C 4. B 5. A
6. A 7. C 8. B 9. A 10. C
11. B 12. A 13. C 14. C 15. A
16. C 17. B 18. A 19. C 20. B
21.A 22. D 23. B 24. A 25. B
26. C 27. D 28. A 29. B 30. C
31. F 32. B 33. D 34. C 35. G
36. D 37. A 38. C 39. D 40. C
41. A 42. C 43. B 44. A 45. D
46. A 47. B 48. C 49. B 50. D
51. A 52. C 53. D 54. B 55. B
56. pages 57. from 58. than 59. quickly 60. carrying
61. to begin 62. as/when 63. whispered 64. surprised 65. performance
One Possible Version
I’m Li Hua, an exchange student from China, I’m happy to know that I’ll be staying with your family in the next few months while I’m studying at the local high school. Thank you for having me! I will arrive in Toronto on August 20th and get to your place late that afternoon. I wonder if you could give me some advice so that I can get myself better prepared for my stay in Canada.
Looking forward to seeing you!