1.When did the alarm clock ring?
A.At 6 o'clock. B.At 7 o'clock. C.At 8 o'clock.
2.What does the woman want to do?
A.Open the door. B.Let the man in. C.Open the window.
3.What's the probable relationship between the speakers?
A.Taxi driver and passenger. B.Driver and conductor. C.Boss and secretary.
4.Where is Jimmy now?
A.In a hotel. B.At home. C.In the lab.
5.What will the woman do for the man?
A.Wash his clothes. B.Get him a wallet. C.Take him to the store.
6.Why can't the woman concentrate on the book?
A.She's worried about the seminar. B.The man interrupts her. C.She lacks interest in it.
7.What is the woman's present major?
A.Psychology. B.Philosophy. C.English.
8.What does the man want to do?
A.Help the woman with her work.B.Have a talk with the woman.C.Go out with the woman.
9.What was the woman asked to do?
A.Add some pages to her English paper. B.Hand in her English paper next Friday. C.Write a new English paper.
10.What happened to the man?
A.He was caught by the policemen. B.He lost his watch. C.He was attacked.
11.Who is probably the woman?
A.The man's wife. B.A policewoman. C.The man's workmate.
12.How did the man go to work yesterday?
A.By bus. B.By car. C.By bike.
13.What is the man going to do this evening?
A.Do some reading. B.Host his friends. C.Do some washing.
14.What does the woman plan to do in the evening?
A.Stay at home. B.Hold a dinner party. C.Have a drink with the man.
15.What should the woman do on the weekend in the man's opinion?
A.Have fun. B.Have a good sleep. C.Take some exercise.
16.When does the woman usually get up on Saturdays?
A.At 11:00. B.At 10:00. C.At 9:00.
17.Whose pet dog was the one in 1918?
A.A doctor's. B.A soldier's. C.Dorothy's.
18.Where did Dorothy go to learn about the guide dogs?
A.America. B.Germany. C.England.
19.How long does it take to train a little dog to be a guide dog?
A.Over 2 years. B.14 months. C.4 months.
20.What will the listeners do next?
A.Teach dogs to be guides. B.Introduce their pet dogs. C.Visit the center.
A giant panda at Washington’s zoo surprised scientists and zookeepers by becoming a mom again after years of failed pregnancies.
Scientists at the zoo had all but given up on 14-year-old Mei Xiang’s chances of pregnancy. However, she gave birth again on late Sunday, ten years after her first cub, a male named Tai Shan, was born in 2005. Officials will follow Chinese custom and give it a name after 1 00 days. Mei Xiang and her mate Tian Tian, born in China, are the second pair of pandas to live at the zoo. They’re treated very kindly.
Since 2007, zoo officials have had five unsuccessful attempts at artificially inseminating(人工受精) Mei Xiang. But each time there was no cub. As a result, they had considered replacing Mei Xiang or 15-year-old Tian Tian with other pandas. Still, there was hope.
For now, keepers said，Mei Xiang is doing well and responding to the noisy cub. Under an agreement with the Chinese government, zoo officials can keep the cub for four years before it has to go back to China, just as its older brother Tai Shan did in 2010.
Still, there’s some danger for the cub, especially in the next two weeks. Pandas have accidentally crushed(挤压) their small cubs. And the zoo’s first panda couple, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, had five cubs, but none of them survived more than a few days.
21. The giant panda surprised scientists and zookeepers because ___________.
A. her baby was too light B. she gave birth to a baby panda
C. she gave birth at Washington’s zoo D. she gave birth again after a long time
22. What does the underlined word “cub’’ probably mean in the second paragraph?
A. Newborn. B. Partner. C. Pregnancy. D. Grownup.
23. What danger will the baby panda face in the next two weeks?
A. Adult pandas’ crushing it. B. Its mother’s impatience.
C. The tough environment. D. Zookeepers’ inexperience.
24. What can be a suitable title for the passage?
A. What surprised scientists B. Ways of getting a baby panda
C. How Mei Xiang won her fame D. Giant panda gave birth at US zoo
It isn’t easy being a princess. A princess addresses large crowds and uses perfect manners. A princess must always be polite and sweet and sometimes repair car engines and fix tires. Princess Elizabeth II really does all that．
Before she was Queen of England, Princess Elizabeth wanted to join the A.T.S., a female branch of the British military. It was World War II, and women worked at jobs traditionally held by men, who were then overseas fighting.
Elizabeth was a teenager and first had to convince her parents who thought it was too dangerous, but she would not take no for an answer. “I ought to do as other girls of my age do," she said firmly. After some months, her parents finally agreed. Princess Elizabeth received the same training as others.
When she arrived at the A.T.S. camp for her first day of training, she was greeted by a jacked-up car with its wheels off. In the following weeks, she learned to take apart an engine and then assemble (安装) it. To complete her A.T.S. training, she was required to drive a big truck on her own．
Princess Elizabeth became Queen Being a queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Now in her eighties, she still drives. Being a queen requires a lot of hard work, but it can be fun as well. Queen Elizabeth loves horses and still rides four times each week. She also still likes to get a little dirty. She actively manages her farm at Balmoral and is often seen hiking through the countryside there.
25.What did Princess Elizabeth do when her parents disagreed with her plan?
A. She hesitated a lot. B. She left home secretly.
C. She ignored their concern. D. She promised to return home.
26. It can be learned from the last paragraph that Elizabeth II __________.
A. finds it hard to be a qualified queen
B. still leads an active life in her eighties
C. enjoys hiking rather than riding horses
D. has some difficulty in managing her time ．
27. Which of the following words can best describe Elizabeth II?
A. Strong, proud and adventurous· B. Confident, lovely and beautiful．
C. Brave, energetic and determined． D. Energetic, responsible and proud．
28. What’s the passage mainly about?
A. Elizabeth II’s childhood． B. The specialty of Elizabeth II.
C.Elizabeth’s overseas fighting. D Elizabeth II’s contribution in World War II.
Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of international modern art. It is in London, on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. It displays examples of modern art from 1900 to the present day.
Tate Modem opened in 2000. The building was originally the Bankside Power Station, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Waterloo Bridge and the famous British red telephone box. The power station closed in 1981 and architects Herzog and de Meuron helped convert it into an art gallery. The building is more than 200 metres long and its chimney is 99 metres high. There are 5 levels and the vast Turbine Hall. This is where the Tate displays large installations(现代雕塑装置) by contemporary artists. One famous example of an installation was a series of huge slides that visitors could go down, leading from the different levels of the building to the hall floor. This, and other popular installations, has helped inspire the imagination of the public, and Tate Modem is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in London. There are plans to build a glass pyramid extension, dedicated to photography and video exhibitions.
Many art galleries arrange art chronologically(按时间先后), but Tate Modern organizes its works of art according to the important movements of the twentieth century. These include Abstraction, with paintings by artists like Wassily Kandinsky; Surrealism, with works by artists like Salvador Dali and Max Ernst; Cubism, with works by Picasso; and Pop Art, represented by artists like Andy Warhol.
There are 3 other Tate galleries — Tate Britain (also in London), Tate Liverpool and Tate St lves in Cornwall. Tate Modern is however, the most popular.
29. The underlined word “convert” in the second paragraph probably means ________.
A. move B. take C. change D. divide
30. The installations in the Tate Modem can ________.
A. get people interested in art B. show how famous the museum is
C. tell us how valuable the exhibits are D. represent modern art works
31. How are the exhibits arranged in the Tate Modern?
A. By popularity. B. By important events. C. By size and shape. D.By time.
32. The passage probably comes from a book about ________.
A. travel B. religion C. architecture D. art
A new ingredient developed by scientist in Scotland could mean that ice cream lovers can enjoy their treats longer before they melt. The scientists predict that the slow-melting product could become available in three to five years. The development could also allow products to be made with less saturated fat (饱和脂肪)and fewer calories．
Research teams at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee have discovered that the protein, known as BsIA, works by sticking together the air, fat and water in ice cream. It is also said to prevent ice crystals from forming.
Professor Cait MacPhee, of the University of Edinburgh's school of physics and astronomy, who led the project, said：“It’s not completely non-melting because you do want your ice cream to be cold. It will melt eventually but hopefully by keeping it stable for longer it will stop it from falling in big drops.”
The team developed a method of producing the protein, which occurs naturally in some foods as friendly bacteria. According to Professor MacPhee, it works by keeping oil and water mixed together, stops air from escaping and coats the ice crystals in ice cream which stops them from melting so quickly. She says, “This is a natural protein already in the food chain．It’s already used to ferment(使发酵) some foods so it’s a natural product. By using this protein, we’re replacing some of the fat molecules that are currently used to stabilize these oil and water mixtures，so it can reduce the fat content, but it shouldn’t taste any different. It can also reduce the sugar content and so be used in other foods to help reduce calories."
The researchers believe using the ingredient could benefit manufacturers too, as it can be processed without having an influence on performance and can be produced from sustainable raw materials.
33. The ice cream developed by Scottish scientists will _________.
A. not melt Completely B. taste more delicious C. be much healthier D. appear on the market soon
34. According to Professor MacPhee, _________.
A. the new product will be safe for consumers
B. mixing oil and water can reduce the fat content
C. BsIA can make the new ice cream taste different D. BsIA can take the place of the fat molecules completely
35. The main purpose of the passage is to _________.
A. advertise a new ice cream B. 1ist the benefits of a protein ’
C. tell readers about a new product D. introduce ways to produce better food
If you are planning to see more of the UK than just the major cities, you should consider renting a car to make it easier to travel around. Thousands of visitors enjoy driving in the UK, happily and safely, every year although driving on the “wrong” side of the road for the first time can make some drivers nervous． 36
If you’ve never driven in the UK before, don’t plan to pick up a car at the airport and go straight onto a motorway heading for a major city. Use public transport to get to your holiday destination and try driving on the left on quieter roads first. 37 After that, try high speed motorways and big city centers.
★WATCH YOUR SPEED
On motorways, the speed limit is 70 mph(112 kph), but on other roads it goes down to 60-40 mph (96-64 kph). And once you enter a town or a village the speed limit is never more than 30 mph(48 kph). 38 There are more speed cameras in the UK than in other European countries．
Parking in the UK can be complicated and if you leave your car in the wrong place, the fines cab be quite heavy, so it is best to find a car park. Most towns now have Pay and Display parking. 39 Check the price board to see how much you have to pay. Note that in some towns parking charges apply in the evenings and weekends.
The most interesting and scenic roads in Britain are often the smallest. It’s possible to get stuck behind a tractor with a load of hay moving at 24 kph. 40 It’s safer to be patient and wait until you have a clear, long view of the road ahead.
A. It makes life easier for visitors.
B. Always look out for the speed limit signs.
C. Here are some tips for driving in the British isles.
D. Build up your confidence on smaller, less busy roads.
E. Unlike most countries in the world, UK traffic drives on the left.
F. British roads are 1imited for most vehicles by the National Speed Limit.
G. Even if you are feeling more confident, be very careful overtaking on these roads.
At an airport I overheard a father and daughter during their 41 moments together. Her 42 was ready for boarding. They hugged and he said, “I love you. I wish you 43 ” She in turn said，“Daddy, I wish you enough! Too.’’
They kissed each other 44 and she left. The man walked over where I was seated. I could see that he needed to 45 . I tried not to disturb his private, but he 46 me by asking, “Have you ever said goodbye to someone knowing that it would be 47 ”.
“Yes, I have.” Saying that brought back 48 of my Dad. Recognizing that his days were 49 , I took the time to tell him, how much he 50 to me. So I knew what this man was 51 .
“Forgive me for asking, 52 why is this goodbye forever?” I asked.
“I am old and she lives much too 53 . The reality is, her next trip back will be for my 54 ,” he said．
“I heard you say ‘I wish you enough’. May I ask what that means?”
“That is a wish that has been handed down through 55 in our family. My parents used to say it to everyone.
The man paused a(n) 56 , then looked up, as if trying to remember the details.
He then turned to me and 57 the following, as if he were 58 it from memory:
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough pain 59 the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough 60 to appreciate all that you possess.
Then the man began to sob and walked away.
41. A．1ast B．first C．happy D．sad
42. A．taxi B．flight C．bus D．car
43. A．enough B．happiness C．success D．health
44. A．good morning B．goodnight C．good luck D．goodbye
45. A．sit B．speak C．cry D．1augh
46. A．welcomed B．persuaded C．refused D．worried
47. A．once B．forever C．never D．often
48. A．things B．memories C．stories D．feelings
49. A．gone B．value C．passed D．numbered
50. A．meant B．said C．did D．owed
51. A．fighting against B．thinking about C．doing with D．going through
52. A．and B．but C．so D．or
53. A．long B．near by C．far away D．quietly
54. A．birthday B．illness C．wedding D．funeral
55. A．generations B．passengers C．friends D．heroes
56. A．change B．moment C．trip D．walk
57. A．discovered B．created C．shared D．ignored
58. A．singing B．repeating C．reciting D．forgetting
59. A．in case B．as if C．even if D．so that
60. A．pressure B．hurt C．loss D．money
Going through the forest is my favourite part of the walk. Benji loves it too. There 61 (be) rabbits to chase(追逐) and old leaves to smell. Benji’s my dog, by 62 way, and I’m Grace. I live on a farm with my parents and take Benji for a walk most days after school. Dad doesn’t approve of me walking through the forest. “Don’t talk to 63 (strange),” he says. Though the truth is 64 there’s never anyone here. Just me, Benji and lots of rabbits and birds.
While Benji runs ahead, I stop and take a photo of a butterfly that 65 (rest) on a flower. A new Facebook photo? Maybe, but my friends at school 66 (usual) tease(取笑) me with the nickname “Nature Girl", so perhaps not. After 67 (put) my phone away, I hear Benji barking along the path. Benji barks 68 (say) hello, he’s scared of cats and wouldn’t hurt anyone, but, of course, other people don’t know that. Benji’s barking and jumping round a boy. He’s holding some wood in his arms and looks 69 (worry).
“Benji, stop! Come here!” I yell. I reach into my pocket for Benji’s ball. I’m about to apologize 70 the boy, but he’s gone.
I love camping. It's my favorite way to spent the summer vacation. My family and I went camp in the countryside in last year. It was one of the most exciting experiences I had never had. Every day we sleep in a tent and went for long walk. We cooked over a fire and the food always tasted wonderfully. For a whole week, I saw lovely mountains views and breathed fresh air. At night, I heard the gentle wind blowing in the trees, and I felt so peaceful. It didn’t cost much to camp, and I believe it's the best way to get close to nature and enjoy it beauty.
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I’d like to tell you something about my experience during the Spring Festival this year.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.