NATIONAL ENGLISH BASIC KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION
1. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A bag. B. A park. C. An apartment building.
2. Why can’t the man leave on Thursday?
A. He will visit his uncle.
B. He will have a visitor.
C. He has to go to New York.
3. How many people were killed in the air crash?
A. 15.B. 64. C. 70.
4. Where does the conversation probably take place？
A．In a cafe.B. In a hotel.C．In a restaurant.
5．What was the weather like yesterday?
A. Rainy. B.Cloudy.C. Sunny.
6. What happened to the man?
A. He lost his friend.
B.His friend mistrusted him.
C.He had a disagreement with his friend.
7. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Help David pay the money back.
B.Lend David some money.
C.Have a talk with David
8.What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Taxi driver and passenger.
B. Policeman and passer-by.
C. Hotel clerk and customer.
9. How will the woman get to Holton railway station?
A. By car. B. By taxi. C. By bike.
10. What language is the woman learning now?
A．Russian.B．French. C. Spanish.
11. What is probably the man's nationality?
A. Japanese. B.Chinese. C. Russian.
12. How does the man learn the language?
A. From the native speakers. B.On the Internet. C. In evening classes
13. What type of movie is it?
A.Comedy. B.Thriller. C. Tragedy.
14. What can we know about the man?
A. He likes Mel Gibhson very much.
B. He thinks the film review is interesting.
C. Julia Roberts is one of his favorite actresses.
15, What will the speakers do next?
A. Have dinner. B.Watch afilm. C. Watch TV.
16. What did the woman say about the Oscars last night?
A. They were impressive.
B.Some were surprising.
C. They were not as good as expected.
17.What does Richard want to open?
A.A camera shop. B.A movie theater. C. A candy store.
18. What is the advantage of the place on Main Street?
A.It is centrally located.
B.It is next to the park.
C. The rent is the lowest.
19. How much is the rent of the fourth place per month?
20. Which location will Richard probably choose?
A. The first place. B.The second place.C. The third place.
Mary Moe, may look like an average grandmother3but she is not. She has just learned how to fly an airplane. She hasdone a lot during the past 91 years. For much of that time, she wanted to fly,but never had the chance-until now. She recently achieved her life-long dream.
When Mary Moe was a little girl, Charles Lindbergh made his solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.Five years later,Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make the flight. Inspired by the two American pilots,Mary Moebegan to have that dream.
But Mary Moe could not find t/me to make her dream come true. At age 34,she was just too busy-busy fighting cancer.She was also busy with her job in advertising and busy raisingher family. There was simply no time to think about flying aplane.
Lessons were costly. Everything seemed to be working against Mary. So she had to put her dream on the back burnerfor a while and wait for her chance.
Then,at age 91,her wish finally came true.
Ms. Moe learned about Wish of a Lifetime. It is a non-profit organization. Its goal is to change the way our societythinks about aging and older adults. Sally Webster works for the group. She said that Ms. Moe's wish is one of hundredsthey receive each year.
Susie Danick founded TAD Relocation,a business that helps senior citizens when they move. Ms.Danick gave $5,000 tothe Wish of a Lifetime to help seniors realize a dream. Mary Moe was one of them.
She received three flying lessons. And on the big day of her first flight,her family and friends all came out to cheerher on. Also at the airport was Ms. Danick. Mary's success made everyone around her excited and proud.
Flying teacher David Waksberg flew with Ms. Moe during her second lesson. He says she was very calm.
Mary says she enjoyed every second. The new pilot says it is never too late to spread your wings and try something new.
21. Mary Moe has been dreaming of flying because _____.
A. she received a strict education when she was a child
B. her father wanted her to be a pilot
C. she was influenced by two American pilots
D. her teacher taught her much knowledge about flying a plane
22. The underlined words in Paragraph 4 probably mean"_ "
A. find more time and money for her dream
B. think about her dream when cooking
C. write down her dream and then bum it
D. stop trying to realise her dream
23. Wish of a Lifetime _____.
A. helps any people realize their dreams
B. helps senior citizens when they move
C. receives hundreds of applications each month
D. is aimed at changing people's attitude towards the old
24. What can we learn from the passage? _____.
A. Ms. Danick is a flying teacher.
B. Ms. Danick works for Wish of a Lifetime.
C. Ms. Moe's family took pride in her flight.
D. David Waksberg flew with Ms. Moe during her first flight.
Is a college education worth the price? More Americans are asking this question as college costs continue rising andthe job market remains weak.
Attending a four-year college in the United States can cost more than $40,000 a year. That information comes fromthe College Board,a private company. Many people with a college education are drowning in student debt. They had toborrow money to finance their education.
A recent study suggests that a college education is worth it,at least in the United States. That information comes fromthe Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. The study found that someone with a 4-year college education earns twotimes as much as a high school graduate over a lifetime.
However,not all college majors have a guarantee of good wages. For example,a chemical engineer can expect to earndouble the earnings of a social worker over a lifetime. On average,a finance graduate makes more than a nurse,while the nurse makes more than an elementary school teacher.
Generally,college majors that require skill in mathematics have high lifetime earnings. Graduates in computerscience,engineering, and physics have the highest wages. Majors that involve teaching children or counseling(咨询服务)have the lowest pay.
The Hamilton Project noted that future earnings should not be the only reason for choosing a college major. It says,"Personal enjoyment,engaging in meaningful work,and filling a social need should also enter into a student's decision-making."
Most students have little knowledge of what their future earnings will be when they choose a major. Study organizershope the report will help students make better decisions about higher education.
25. We can learn from the passage that in America _____.
A.it is not so easy for graduates to get a job nowadays
B.it is easy for high school graduates to go to college
C. all the graduates are involved in debts
D. a college education is not worth the price
26. What does the author want to tell us through Paragraph 4?
A. A chemical engineer earns the most among all graduates.
B. A finance graduate earns less than a school teacher.
C. An elementary school teacher earns the least among all graduates.
D. A college major doesn't necessarily mean a high earning.
27. What is the advice of the Hamilton Project on choosing a college major?
A. Personal interest matters the most.
B. Filling a social need is the most important.
C. A balanced consideration is a must.
D. Future earnings are the most important.
These days many Chinese like travelling overseas. Tianxun.cn,a leading search website,devoted to global travel,hasselected four less-crowded destinationsfor those who like self-guided tours and adventures.
Bhutan-The Happy Country
Located in the Himalayas,the kingdom of Bhutan is famous for its Gross National Happiness index. If you want to seekhappiness,Bhutan is the perfect place to visit at least once in your life.
Tips:One should prepare clothes that are adaptable to different seasons. Also,there are no chairs in a Bhutan family'shome,because they always sit directly on the floor.
Peru-The Lost Gold Country
Peru,once known as the " Kingdom of the Sun" ,is a country with a long history and rich heritage.
Tips:Bring your own toothbrush and slippers. Get vaccinated(接种疫苗) before your trip as vaccination is a must against yellow fever m some areas. It can be expensive if you get it after arrival.
Iceland-A Song of Ice and Fire
Iceland offers snow-capped mountains,large waterfalls,active volcanoes and the beautiful Arctic tundra. It's a goodchoice to rent a car for touring around the island. You can never forget the rare and exciting experience in one of the manylocal hot springs,or seeing the fantastic aurora borealis(北极光).
Tips: If you have a driver's license for the Chinese mainland,you have to get a notarized certification of the license,with a translated version.
Palau-God' s Aquarium
Palau is a wonderland for diving enthusiasts. In Palau,the water has seven colors,just like the rainbow. You can jumpinto the clear sea and explore the secrets of the underwater world,such as undersea holes and various fishes.
Tips:Palau offers visa-free entry (30 days) to Chinesetourists.28. The passage is designed mainly for people who _ .
A, like travelling to the countryside
B. are interested in natural scenery
C. are interested in cultural heritage
D. like travelling abroad
29. When travelling in Peru,_____.
A. one can bath in hot springs
B. one can' t see chairs in local families
C. one can get a vaccination cheaply
D. one had better wear his own slippers
30. Which of the following is true?
A. Much gold was lost in Peru.
B. You can see mountains covered with snow in Palau.
C. You need to prepare kinds of clothes if you want to travel to Bhutan.
D. People in Iceland have the most happiness.
31．Plan may be an attractive destination for a _____.
A.musician B.painter C.diving lover D.historian
On a Saturday morning earlier this September,the world got its first look at the Strati. This electric vehicle is unlike any other vehicle currently on the road. It rolls on four wheels,but its body and chassis（底盘）weren't built in a factory. Instead,Strati's designers used a technology called 3-D printing.
Manufacturing experts say 3-D printing has begun to revolutionize how they make things. The technology has been around for decades.But these machines used to be so expensive that only large companies could afford them. In the last few years, though,that has changed. Many of the machines are now inexpensive enough for small companies-or even individuals-to own.
“Compared to a typical vehicle on the road,the Strati definitely looks different," says Greg Schroeder,a senior research engineer at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor,Mich.,who did not work on the new car. His organization studies trends and changes in the auto industry.
It took 44 hours to print the new car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Over the next few days,the car's designers fixed additional parts. These included the car's engine,brakes and tires. Then early on September 13, Jay Rogers climbed into the car,started its engine and drove the vehicle onto the street. Rogers helped found Local Motors. It's the Arizona-based company behind the Strati. Two weeks later, his team printed a second Strati, and just as fast,at afair in New York City.
Justin Fishkin,a Local Motors official,sees the Strati as a window into the future. Today,car buyers are limited in their choice of a vehicle. They can order only what car companies have already designed. But in the future,he says, you may be able to design your own car online and then get it printed to order.
32. The Strati differs from a typical vehicle in____.
A. wheel B.speed limit C.body shape D.manufacturing technology
33. What can we infer from the second paragraph?
A. 3-D printers are cheaperthan a new car now.
B. 3-D printing technology isn't a new-born thing.
C. 3-D printers are only used in large companies now.
D.3-D printers have been widely used by individuals.
34. According to Paragraph 4,.
A.it took more than 3 days to print the Strati
B.the Strati was printed at Local Motors
C. the Strati was printed by Jay Rogers' team
D.the Strati was printed after September 13
35. Justin Fishkin believes that car buyers can____in the future.
A. order a 3-D printer online
B.order a car designed by themselves
C. design a car and print it by themselves
D.design a 3-D printer for their own use
Everyone has a burning drive inside of him or her.36 For others,the drive comes naturally and pushes them to dogreat things. See, what those naturally highly motivated people do differently and what they can reach us.
1．They move on.
If highly motivated people mess up on a speech in public,faila test,or do something embarrassing,they don't try topush it away. 37 Instead,they look at these mistakes as nothing but simple moments in their life. They accept them, learn from them,and move to the next thing on their to-do list.
2. They read a lot.
__ 38 Reading allows one to take in the knowledge of some of the smartest people who have ever lived. They don'tspend much time watching reality TV-they do,however,spend their time reading.
3. They plan.
They don't leave things up to chance. Planning allows people to get things done faster and better. Highly motivatedpeople know this,and they make use of it. Start waking up and planning all the things you have to do for the day. 39
4. They seek advice when needed.
There will be points in everyone's life where they just can't do it on theirown.40 They don't let stubbornness keepthem from reaching their goals. They pursue their dreams without hesitation. Helpthem and they'll help you.
A. They are always learning.
B. Highly motivated people are not afraid to go out and look for help.
C. For some,they need to learn from others to find it.
D. Check out this one and start working for something else.
E. You'll be amazed at how much more productive you are.
F. Sometimes,the best resource can be a person you see every day.
G. They don't let their mistakes stop them from achieving their goals.
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分45分）
My children and I walked a couple of miles yesterday,pushing my little guy in the stroller(婴儿车).We gothungryso we 41 tostop for a meal. We had to queue because there were too many people. While we were waiting42 awoman came in. She was very 43 andtalking about someone who had asked her for44 .In heropinion those people needed to get jobs.
We were feeling a little uncomfortable with the _45 and I was 46 what I shouldsay to my kids later,47 myfifteen-year-old daughter. I always tell her we have tobe the change we want to see. I wasthinking it over 48I heardthe lady say," It's also my birthday,but no one could be bothered to _ 49 it with me. "
I knew this was my chance,both to help her change her thinking and to help her feel50 for on her birthday. Iasked the 51 for help,telling her I wanted to _ 52 thelady's meal.
The cashier was amazing! She went over to the lady and casually asked,"Will this be a meal?"Then she looked atme and said,"You wanted cookies with that?"That was fun!
When the lady went to pay for her meal the cashier said it was taken care of. That's when the woman came to our53 and tried to force hermoney on us! She even said,"I can't take your money, 54 I didn't help the person whoasked me for money to buy food!"
I just smiled,tryingto 55 the fact that J had a mouthful of food. When I could I said that if it hadn't been her itwould have been 56else and that I hoped she had a very nice _57.
She 58sitting near us and laughing with us. It turned out that she was 59
about animals. Hearing our storiesof pet adoptions really cheered her up. She left reallyto be brighter and more thoughtful about all that had happened.
41. A. remembered B. happened C. decided D. hesitated
42. A. in lineB. in charge C. in turn D. in time
43.A. frightenedB.surprisedC. annoyedD. relaxed
44. A. directionB. moneyC. advice D. time
45. A. situation B. smellC. priceD. food
46. A. realizingB. wonderingC. wanderingD. complaining
47. A. basically B. eventuallyC. especiallyD. simply
48. A. whileB. untilC. sinceD. when
49. A. getB. congratulate C. celebrateD. report
50. A. caredB. lookedC.searchedD. reached
51. A. policemanB. cashierC. passerbyD. beggar
52. A. learn from B. send C. orderD. pay for
53.A. homeB. tableC. companyD. kitchen
54. A. becauseB. although C. so that D. in case
55. A. faceB. acceptC. discover D. hide
56. A. anythingB. everyoneC. someone D. something
57. A. futureB. birthdayC. familyD. dream
58. A. used up B. took upC. turned up D. ended up
59. A. crazy B. particularC. careless D. cautious
60.A. happeningB. pretendingC.continuing D. seeming
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分45分）
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house-building business to live61leisurely life with his wife,_62(enjoy) his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week,but hewanted to retire.
The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one 63 house as a personal favor.
The carpenter said yes,but in time,_64 was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. It was an unfortunate way toend a dedicated(寺注的)career.
When the carpenter _65 (finish) his work,his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-doorkey to the carpenter and said,"This is your house...my gift to you.”
The carpenter was66 (shock)!
What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house,he would have done it all so 67 (difference).
So it is _68 us. We build our lives,a day at a time,often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock,we realize we have to live in__69we have built. If we could do it over,we would do it much better.70 ,youcannot go back.
61._______ 62._______ 63._______ 64._______ 65._______
66._______ 67._______ 68._______ 69._______ 70._______
Dear Li Hua,
I'm sorry to hear that you have trouble deal with some difficult people in your life.
No matter where we went,we will face people who are against our ideas,and people who simple do not like us. So a first step to deal with difficult people is to accept that the world isn't always fill with friendly people. If the person who
isn't difficult to everyone,think about that you are contributing to the problem or not. Take responsibility of your mistakes.
If the tips have failed,you'd better walk away but leave the difficult problem for a later time. Both of you need time to think the problem over.
I hope you can get on well every person around you.
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How time flies! It has been three weeks since you went back to your motherland.