例：How much is the shirt?
A. £ 19.15． B. £ 9.15． C. £ 9.18．
1. What is the problem for the man?
A. He has to meet many people.
B. He has to leave his friends.
C. He has to travel a lot.
2. How does the man think of the book?
3. What’s the matter with the woman?
A. She has caught a bad cold.
B. She stayed online too long.
C. She is allergic to paint smell.
4. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Consult a repair shop.
B. Purchase another car.
C. Fix the car herself.
5. In which year is the man in college now?
A. The first year.
B. The second year.
C. The third year.
6. What has the woman ordered for herself?
7. Why does the man recommend strawberry juice?
A. It’s sweeter.
B. It’s fresher.
C. It’s colder.
8. Why is Jane upset?
A. David fell in love with her.
B. Kevin made up stories about her.
C. She made a mistake in calculation.
9. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Teacher and student.
B. Father and daughter.
C. Employer and employee.
10. How far away is Hill Farm?
A. Nearly a mile.
B. Just one mile.
C. More than a mile.
11. Which is the route to Hill Farm?
A. Left track →bridge →road.
B. Road →left track →bridge.
C. Bridge →road →left track.
12. What would the man like the woman to do towards the end of the conversation?
A. Give him a ride.
B. Repeat what she said.
C. Walk him to Hill Farm.
13. What is the woman doing?
A. Hosting a TV show.
B. Giving a lecture on poetry.
C. Conducting a radio debate.
14. How did the man’s mother contribute to his success in poetry?
A. She sent him to poetry classes.
B. She taught him to write business plans.
C. She asked him to read from early childhood.
15. What does the man find most difficult in writing?
A. Choosing the right words.
B. Describing real experiences.
C. Getting an appropriate opportunity.
16. What does the man say about his own writing?
17. How do students enter the library?
A. With a library account.
B. With a student card.
C. With a password.
18. What is the maximum number of books current students can borrow?
19. What kind of books have to be returned within one week?
A. Books borrowed by local residents.
B. Books liked by a lot of people.
C. Books published recently.
20. What will the speaker do next?
A. Tell the students where to get bottled water.
B. Take the students on a campus tour.
C. Show the students around the library.
例：To make members of a team perform better, the trainer first of all has to know
their _____ and weaknesses．
A. strengths B. benefits C. techniques D. values
21. Two lawyers have donated $50,000to ________our school’s campaign “Help the Needy“, which was started by our former headmaster three years ago.
A. sponsor B. launch C. organize D. plan
22. Finally, my thanks go to my tutor, who has offered a lot of suggestions and comments on my paper and ________every page of my draft.
A. approved B. quoted C. polished D. folded
23. Walking alone in the dark, the boy whistled to ________his courage.
A. hold up B. keep up C. set up D. take up
24. I’m so glad you’ve come here to ________this matter in person.
A. lead to B. see to C. turn to D. refer to
25. The furniture, with its modern style and bright colors, suits modern houses and their gardens, but looks _______in the garden of a traditional home.
A. out of question B. out of order C. out of sight D. out of place
26. “Perhaps we need to send for Dr. Smith to see what we can do about it,“ Father suggested ________to his neighbor who had come to discuss the problem.
A. tentatively B. thoughtlessly C. definitely D. rudely
27. Can you tell the ________difference between the words “require“ and “request“? I sometimes get puzzled by their meanings.
A. dramatic B. regional C. apparent D. subtle
28. Whether the buildings in this area should be pulled down has remained ________; people are still looking for other possible solutions.
A. unchallenged B. relevant C. controversial D. contradictory
29. It is important to have your eyes examined regularly to check for any sign of eye disease that may not have any ________.
A. symptom B. similarity C. sample D. shadow
30. The officer insisted that Michael did not follow the correct ________in applying for a visa.
A. pattern B. procedure C. program D. perspective
I tend to accept any idea put forward by experts on TV. One day, a sociologist proposed that the 31 society has been consuming modern humans little by little. For fear that I would become a victim of the consumer society, I 32 hurried to a bicycle shop in my neighborhooD. 33 the shopkeeper Mr. Johnson was selling me the bicycle, he said, “This is the best thing you 34 have done. Life has become hopelessly 35 . A bicycle is simple, and it brings to you 36 things: fresh air, sunshine and exercise.“ I agreed. Happy as a child, I got on the bicycle and headed out onto the streets. After some time, I 37 at the other end of the town. I was 38 that this simple vehicle could let me 39 long distances in a fairly short time. But how 40 did I really go?
Since I hated to be 41 , I went back to Mr. Johnson and asked him to 42 an odometer (里程表) on my bicycle. He agreed, but 43 , “An odometer without a speedometer (速度计) is like a 44 without a knife.“ I admitted he was right and in a few minutes, the two devices (装置) were 45 to the handlebars of my bicycle. “What about a horn?“ he then asked. “Look, this horn is no larger than a matchbox and has many 46 .“ Attracted by these functions, I bought the horn.
“You can’t leave the back part 47 ,“ noted Mr. Johnson. He fixed a metal box with buttons 48 the seat, and said, “Is there anything better than this oven when you feel 49 on your way? I can give you a special discount.“ I was not strong enough to 50 the offer.
“I congratulate you once more; this is the best thing you could have done,“ said Mr. Johnson in the end.
31.A. adult B. human C. consumer D. bachelor
32.A. eventually B. immediately C. reluctantly D. gratefully
33.A. Although B. Because C. As D. Unless
34.A. would B. should C. must D. could
35.A. boring B. complicated C. stressful D. tough
36.A. natural B. mysterious C. complex D. unique
37.A. gave up B. broke down C. calmed down D. ended up
38.A. amazed B. amused C. confused D. concerned
39.A. march B. drive C. cover D. measure
40.A. far B. long C. fast D. deep
41.A. unreliable B. impractical C. unprepared D. inaccurate
42.A. fix B. check C. repair D. lay
43.A. swore B. added C. replied D. concluded
44.A. pencil B. fork C. box D. cake
45.A. distributed B. converted C. applied D. attached
46.A. shapes B. sizes C. functions D. models
47.A. loose B. blank C. bare D. incomplete
48.A. beside B. before C. below D. behind
49.A. sick B. hungry C. hot D. thirsty
50.A. consider B. withdraw C. make D. resist
You’ve just come home, after living abroad for a few years. Since you’ve been away, has this country changed for the better—or for the worse?
If you’ve just arrived back in the UK after a fortnight’s holiday, small changes have probably surprised you—anything from a local greengrocer suddenly being replaced by a mobile-phone shop to someone in your street moving house.
So how have things changed to people coming back to Britain after seven, ten or even 15 years living abroad? What changes in society can they see that the rest of us have hardly noticed—or now take for granted? To find out, we asked some people who recently returned.
Debi: When we left, Cheltenham, my home town, was a town of white, middle-class families—all very conservative (保守的). The town is now home to many eastern Europeans and lots of Australians, who come here mainly to work in hotels and tourism. There are even several shops only for foreigners.
Having been an immigrant (移民) myself, I admire people who go overseas to find a job. Maybe if I lived in an inner city where unemployment was high, I’d think differently, but I believe foreign settlers have improved this country because they’re more open-minded and often work harder than the natives.
Christine: As we flew home over Britain, both of us remarked how green everything looked. But the differences between the place we’d left behind and the one we returned to were brought sharply into focus as soon as we landed.
To see policemen with guns in the airport for the first time was frightening—in Cyprus, they’re very relaxed—and I got pulled over by customs officers just for taking a woolen sweater with some metal-made buttons out of my case in the arrivals hall. Everyone seemed to be on guard. Even the airport car-hire firm wanted a credit card rather than cash because they said their vehicles had been used by bank robbers.
But anyway, this is still a green, beautiful country. I just wish more people would appreciate what they’ve got.
51. After a short overseas holiday, people tend to _______.
A. notice small changes
B. expect small changes
C. welcome small changes
D. exaggerate small changes
52. How does Debi look at the foreign settlers?
53. When arriving at the airport in Britain, Christine was shocked by _______.
A. the relaxed policemen
B. the messy arrivals hall
C. the tight security
D. the bank robbers
54. Which might be the best title for the passage?
A. Life in Britain.
B. Back in Britain.
C. Britain in Future.
D. Britain in Memory.
When my brother and I were young, my mom would take us on Transportation Days.
It goes like this: You can’t take any means of transportation more than once. We would start from home, walking two blocks to the rail station. We’d take the train into the city center, then a bus, switching to the tram, then maybe a taxi. We always considered taking a horse carriage in the historic district, but we didn’t like the way the horses were treated, so we never did. At the end of the day, we took the subway to our closest station, where Mom’s friend was waiting to give us a ride home—our first car ride of the day.
The good thing about Transportation Days is not only that Mom taught us how to get around. She was born to be multimodal (多方式的). She understood that depending on cars only was a failure of imagination and, above all, a failure of confidence—the product of a childhood not spent exploring subway tunnels.
Once you learn the route map and step with certainty over the gap between the train and the platform, nothing is frightening anymore. New cities are just light-rail lines to be explored. And your personal car, if you have one, becomes just one more tool in the toolbox—and often an inadequate one, limiting both your mobility and your wallet.
On Transportation Days, we might stop for lunch on Chestnut Street or buy a new book or toy, but the transportation was the point. First, it was exciting enough to watch the world speed by from the train window. As I got older, my mom helped me unlock the mysteries that would otherwise have paralyzed my first attempts to do it myself: How do I know where to get off? How do I know how much it costs? How do I know when I need tickets, and where to get them? What track, what line, which direction, where’s the stop, and will I get wet when we go under the river?
I’m writing this right now on an airplane, a means we didn’t try on our Transportation Days and, we now know, the dirtiest and most polluting of them all. My flight routed me through Philadelphia. My multimodal mom met me for dinner in the airport. She took a train to meet me.
55. Which was forbidden by Mom on Transportation Days?
A. Having a car ride.
B. Taking the train twice.
C. Buying more than one toy.
D. Touring the historic district.
56. According to the writer, what was the greatest benefit of her Transportation Days?
A. Building confidence in herself.
B. Reducing her use of private cars.
C. Developing her sense of direction.
D. Giving her knowledge about vehicles.
57. The underlined word “paralyzed“(in Para. 5)is closest in meaning to “_______“.
58. Which means of transportation does the writer probably disapprove of?
It was a simple letter asking for a place to study at Scotland’s oldest university which helped start a revolution in higher education. A 140-year-old letter written by a lady calling for her to be allowed to study medicine at St Andrews University has been discovered by researchers. Written by Sophia Jex-Blake in 1873, the seven-page document, which urged the university to allow women to study medicine at the institution, was released yesterday on International Women’s Day.
The document was discovered buried in the university archives (档案) by part-time history student Lis Smith, who is completing her PhD at St Andrews Institute of Scottish Historical Research. She said: “We knew that Sophia Jex-Blake and her supporters, in their effort to open up university medical education for women, had written to the Senatus Academicus (校评议委员会) at St Andrews in an attempt to gain permission to attend classes there, but we didn’t know documentary evidence existed. While searching the archives for information about the university’s higher certificate for women, I was astonished to come across what must be the very letter Jex-Blake wrote.“
In the letter, Sophia and her supporters offered to hire teachers or build suitable buildings for a medical school and to arrange for lectures to be delivered in the subjects not already covered at St Andrews. Although her letter was not successful, it eventually led to the establishment of the Ladies Literate in Arts at St Andrews, a distance-learning degree for women. The qualification, which ran from 1877 until the 1930s, gave women access to university education in the days before they were admitted as students. It was so popular that it survived long after women were admitted as full students to St Andrews in 1892.
Ms Jex-Blake went on to help establish the London School of Medicine for Women in 1874. She was accepted by the University of Berne, where she was awarded a medical degree in January 1877. Eventually, she moved back to Edinburgh and opened her own practice.
59. Sophia wrote a letter to St Andrews University because she wanted _______.
A. to carry out a research project there B. to set up a medical institute there
C. to study medicine there D. to deliver lectures there
60. Lis Smith found Sophia’s letter to St Andrews University _______.
A. by pure chance B. in the school office C. with her supporters’ helpD. while reading history books
61. Sophia’s letter resulted in the establishment of _______.
A. the London School of Medicine for WomenB. a degree programme for womenC. a system of medical education D. the University of Berne
62. When did St Andrews University begin to take full-time women students?
A. In 1873. B. In 1874. C. In 1877. D. In 1892.
How is it that siblings (兄弟姐妹) can turn out so differently? One answer is that in fact each sibling grows up in a different family. The firstborn is, for a while, an only child, and therefore has a completely different experience of the parents than those born later. The next child is, for a while, the youngest, until the situation is changed by a new arrival. The mother and father themselves are changing and growing up too. One sibling might live in a stable and close family in the first few years; another might be raised in a family crisis, with a disappointed mother or an angry father.
Sibling competition was identified as an important shaping force as early as in 1918. But more recently, researchers have found many ways in which brothers and sisters are a lasting force in each others’ lives. Dr. Annette Henderson says firstborn children pick up vocabulary more quickly than their siblings. The reason for this might be that the later children aren’t getting the same one-on-one time with parents. But that doesn’t mean that the younger children have problems with language development. Later-borns don’t enjoy that much talking time with parents, but instead they harvest lessons from bigger brothers and sisters, learning entire phrases and getting an understanding of social concepts such as the difference between “I“ and “me“.
A Cambridge University study of 140 children found that siblings created a rich world of play that helped them grow socially. Love-hate relationships were common among the children. Even those siblings who fought the most had just as much positive communication as the other sibling pairs.
One way children seek more attention from parents is by making themselves different from their siblings, particularly if they are close in age. Researchers have found that the first two children in a family are typically more different from each other than the second and third. Girls with brothers show their differences to a maximum degree by being more feminine than girls with sisters. A 2003 research paper studied adolescents from 185 families over two years, finding that those who changed to make themselves different from their siblings were successful in increasing the amount of warmth they gained from their parents.
63. The underlined part “in a different family“(in Para. 1)means “_______“.
A. in a different family environment B. in a different family tradition C. in different family crises
D. in different families
64. In terms of language development, later-borns ________.
A. get their parents’ individual guidance B. learn a lot from their elder siblings
C. experience a lot of difficulties D. pick up words more quickly
65. What was found about fights among siblings?
A. Siblings hated fighting and loved playing. B. Siblings in some families fought frequently.
C. Sibling fights led to bad sibling relationships. D. Siblings learned to get on together from fights.
66. The word “feminine“(in Para. 4)means “_______“.
A. having qualities of parents B. having qualities of women
C. having defensive qualities D. having extraordinary qualities
Brrriiinnng. The alarm clock announces the start of another busy weekday in the morning. You jump out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with hardly a moment to think. A stressful journey to work gets your blood pressure climbing. Once at the office, you glance through the newspaper with depressing stories or reports of disasters. In that sort of mood, who can get down to work, particularly some creative, original problem-solving work? www.ecp.com.cn
The way most of us spend our mornings is exactly opposite to the conditions that promote flexible, open-minded thinking. Imaginative ideas are most likely to come to us when we’re unfocused. If you are one of those energetic morning people, your most inventive time comes in the early evening when you are relaxed. Sleepy people’s lack of focus leads to an increase in creative problem solving. By not giving yourself time to tune into your wandering mind, you’re missing out on the surprising solutions it may offer.
The trip you take to work doesn’t help, either. The stress slows down the speed with which signals travel between neurons (神经细胞), making inspirations less likely to occur. And while we all should read a lot about what’s going on in the world, it would not make you feel good for sure, so put that news website or newspaper aside until after the day’s work is done.
So what would our mornings look like if we wanted to start them with a full capacity for creative problem solving? We’d set the alarm a few minutes early and lie awake in bed, following our thoughts where they lead. We’d stand a little longer under the warm water of the shower, stopping thinking about tasks in favor of a few more minutes of relaxation. We’d take some deep breaths on our way to work, instead of complaining about heavy traffic. And once in the office—after we get a cup of coffee—we’d click on links not to the news of the day but to the funniest videos the web has to offer.
67. According to the author, we are more creative when we are _______.
A. focused B. relaxed C. awake D. busy
68. What does the author imply about newspapers?
A. They are solution providers. B. They are a source of inspiration.
C. They are normally full of bad news. D. They are more educational than websites.
69. By “tune into your wandering mind“(in Para. 2), the author means “_______“.
A. wander into the wild B. listen to a beautiful tune
C. switch to the traffic channel D. stop concentrating on anything
70. The author writes the last paragraph in order to _______.
A. offer practical suggestions B. summarize past experiences
C. advocate diverse ways of life D. establish a routine for the future
例：______ was that the young player performed extremely well in the table tennis
答案：What delighted the fans/made the fans delighted
71. With ________, some animals are facing the danger of dying out. (cut)
72. Popularly ________American films ever made, The Godfather is a milestone of cinema. (regard)
73. I don’t know ________in the novel that made him burst into tears. (what)
74. Little ________what she looks like; all she cares about is her job performance. (care)
75. Had we not used an out-of-date train schedule, we ________the train. (miss)
76. However ________, I could not read his handwriting. (try)
77. In response to the audience’s great demand, the play ________in the theatre twice a week. (put)
78. The soldier was absent from his camp for three days without ________. (ask)
79. Our understanding of education, work and society is ________of the earlier generation. (different)
80. Things aren’t always ________. (appear)
You cannot choose what you are given, but you can choose how you make use of it.