例:What is the man going to read?
A. A newspaper. B. A magazine. C. A book.
1. Where is the woman now?
A. At home. B. In a restaurant. C. On her way.
2. What will Celia do?
A. Play basketball. B. Watch a game. C. Find a player.
3. Why did the man make the fence?
A. To protect his grassland. B. To decorate his house. C. To protect his house.
4. What does the man need?
A. More time for the report. B. Help to interpret the data. C. Enough data to go on.
5. What is the woman interested in?
A. Director of the club. B. The new job offer. C. Fitness training program.
6. Where are the two speakers?
A. At the hotel. B.At the airport. C.At the railway station.
7. What will the man do first tomorrow?
A.Go on a city tour. B.Attend a conference. C.Join in a party.
8. What exercise does the woman recommend?
A. Rope skipping. B.Swimming. C.Playing tennis.
9. What burns the least fat according to the woman's coach?
A. Running. B.Walking. C.Swimming.
10. What is the woman's job?
A journalist. B.A producer. C.A hostess.
11. What was Mr. Angelino's business like at its beginning?
A. He worked both as a cook and a waiter.
B. He ran the restaurant without his wife's help.
C. The couple did almost everything by themselves.
12. What makes the man's business successful?
A. The food freshness. B.The food variety. C.The food price.
13. Which of the following is from Stanley's garden?
A. Tomatoes. B.Onions. C.Musbrooms.
14. How long does it take to cook the "Stanley's Vegetable Stew"?
A. One hour. B.Two hours. C.Three hours.
15. What's the speaker talking about?
A. Attending a competition about cooking.
B. Introducing a special recipe of his own.
C. Selling the vegetables growing in his garden.
例 :It's so nice to hear from her again. _______, we last met more than thirty years ago.
A. What's more B. That's to say
C. In other words D. Believe it or not
21. The sign reads "In case of_______fire, break the glass and push______red button. "
A./; a B./; the C. the; the D. a; a
22. The medicine is on sale everywhere. You can get it at _______ chemist's.
A. other B. some C. another D. any
23. ________ you ought to do now is to see a doctor at once.
A. How B. That C. Which D. What
24. I'm going to spend the winter vacation in Shanghai,_______I have relatives.
A. which B. that C. where D. when
25. Please give Jim the schedule for tomorrow's conference when he _______ back. He is to chairthe conference.
A. will come B. came C. comes D. is coming
26. Though ______in a big city, Peter always prefers to paint the beautiful scenes of country life.
A. raised B. was raised C. raising D. raises
27. A1l flights _________ because of the heavy storm, so we decided to take the train.
A. have canceled B. have been canceled
C. had canceled D. had been canceled
28. According to IQ scores, you are smartest from 18 t0 25, but you're wiser and more experienced _______ increasing age.
A. for B. with C. at D. of
29. My grandma noticed that the girl ________ a short-sleeved dress, so she gave the girl a new sweater.
A. has worn B. was wearing C. wears D. is wearing
30. If the building project_______ by the end of this month is delayed, the construction company will be fined.
A. completed B. is completed C. to be completed D. being completed
31 Anyone can get into the club, _______ he is a member there.
A. even if B. so long as C. because D. unless
32. Only by practising a few hours every day ________ be able to play the piano well.
A. you would B. would you C. you will D. will you
33. You _____ me because I didn't say that.
A. may misunderstand B. must misunderstand
C. should have misunderstood D. must have misunderstood
34. If we ______ day before yesterday, we would have done the job.
A. hadn't been interrupted B. weren't being interrupted
C. wouldn't be interrupted D. weren't interrupted
35. The policeman kept his eyes________on the screen of the computer to identify the criminal's footprints.
A. fixing B. fixed C. to fix D. being fixed
A lesson of life
" Everything happens for the best, " my mother said whenever I faced disappointment. "If you can carry on, one day something 36 will happen. And you'll 37 that it wouldn't have happened if not for that previous disappointment. "
After graduating from college, I 38 that mother was right. I had decided to try for a job in radio, then work my way up to sports announcer. I travelled to Chicago by getting 39 rides from drivers of passing cars and knocked on the door of every station-and got turned 40 every time.
In one studio, a kind lady told me that big stations couldn't 41 hiring inexperienced person-"Go out in the countryside and find a small station that'll give you a 42 , " she said.
I returned home to Dixon, Illinois. While there was no radio-announcing jobs in Dixon, my father said Montgomery Ward had opened a store and wanted a 43 athlete to manage its sports department. Since Dixon was where I had played high school football, I 44 . The job sounded just 45 for me. But I wasn't 46 .
My 47 must have shown. "Everything happens for the best," Mom 48 me. Dad 49 me the car to job hunt. I tried WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa. The program director, a wonderful Scotsman named Peter MacArthur, told me they had already hired an announcer.
As I left his office, I felt extremely 50 .I asked 51 , " How can a fellow get to be a sport announcer if he can't get a job in a radio station?"
I was waiting for the elevator 52 I heard MacArthur calling, " What was that you said about sports? Do you know anything about football?" Then he stood me 53 a microphone (麦克风) and asked me to broadcast an 54 game.
On my way home, as I have many times since, I thought of my mother's words: " Keep on trying until some day you succeed. Something wouldn't have happened if not for that previous failure. " I often wonder what 55 my life might have taken if I'd got the job at Montgomery
36. A. good B. bad C. interesting D. important
37. A. hope B. declare C. realize D. explain
38. A. announced B. discovered C. suggested D. expected
39. A. smooth B. short C. comfortable D. free
40. A. on B. down C. in D. up
41. A. advise B. mind C. risk D. practise
42. A. choice B. promise C. result D. chance
43. A. professional B. natural C. local D. top
44. A. volunteered B. responded C. registered D. applied
45. A. right B. special C. difficult D. correct
46. A. fired B. identified C. hired D. interviewed
47. A. astonishment B. disappointment C. ambition D. appreciation
48. A. admired B. undersood C. blamed D. reminded
49. A. offered B. made C. showed D. returned
50. A. discouraged B. delighted C. embarrassed D. frightened
51. A. anxiously B. aloud C. carefully D. politely
52. A. if B. as C. while D. when
53. A. on B. in C. before D. over
54. A. imaginary B. interesting C. important D. intemational
55. A. effect B. direction C. aim D. pleasure
Today, you can earn a degree from a major university without ever having sat in one of their classrooms. Many colleges and universities are offering online courses and degree programs now.
Online Learning Programs
With a computer and an Internet connection, you can earn a degree from home, work, or anywhere else for that matter. Online degree programs follow much the same routines as traditional learning, with a few twists. There are lectures, but they won't be in person. There are assignments (作业) , but you won't hand them to your instructor. In most situations, you are free to "go to class" when it fits your"schedule. If you get a phone call during class, you don't have to miss anything. If you get sick, you don't have to ask for someone's notes, and you just visit the lecture later.
You'll communicate with your instructor by e-mail, chat room and instant messaging. Your classroom will live in a special software program. Contrary to popular belief, you will have close contact with other students and the instructor.
Evaluating the Program
There are a lot of questions to ask before you make your selection, such as:
How do students interact with each other?
★Online programs can use chat rooms, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and video conferencing to communicate. The key is to find a program that has this interaction built into it and even requires it.
★What kind of reputation does the school have?
It may seem simple-a good school will have a good online program. This reputation,however, may not be as straightforward as you think. It's not uncommon for a great school to have a weak program or two. So you'd better look at the overall quality of the school and make a judgment.
The Employers' View
As more and more employees get online degrees and use them in the workforce(职场) , hiring managers will begin to feel more secure about the quality of education these people have.
56. In which way is online education special?
A. If you get sick, you'll miss the lecture.
B. There are lectures, but you don't need to meet the lecturers.
C. If you get a phone call during class, you will miss something.
D. There are assignments, and you must hand them to your instructor.
57. What is the most important part of online communication?
A. To use e-mails.
B. To look for a program with interaction.
C. To use chat rooms and instant messaging.
D. To use teleconferencing and video conferencing.
58. For whom is the passage probably written?
A. College students. B. Hiring managers.
C. Adult students. D. High school students.
As a high school athletics coach, I gave a speech about football to students and parents, aiming at getting new team members :I talked about how"everyone can benefit from football. This year, a worried-looking couple approached me. Their son, who had a sickly childhood, really wanted to play football. They'd tried to talk him out of it, but he had his heart set on joining the team.
When they told me his name , my heart sank. Michael was short and thin. He was a lonely kid and the constant target of other kids' jokes. I knew Michael would never make it. But so close to my "football is for everyone" speech, I told them we could give it a try.
On the opening day of practice, Michael was the first player on the field. We started a one-mile jog around the track. Repeatedly he fell, each time picking himself up. The same thing happened for weeks. But Michael put his whole heart into the training. Cradually, Michael gained strength both socially and physically. He began to laugh and most of the teammates became friendly. By the last week of practice Michael could run the mile without falling. He asked me to add a few more exercises he could work on his own. Soon , Michael ran the opening mile faster than anyone.
One day after practice, the team captain, Steve, came up to me. He was talented but lazy.He was popular with students even though he could be heartless. Steve pointed to the field where Michael was jogging all alone and asked me why he was still out there. I told Steve to ask him. The next night, I was surprised to see Steve exercising right next to Michael.
Finally our big game came-at first we were losing by twelve points. I could see that some kids had already lost heart. But Michael was playing as hard as he could , begging the team to keep trying. Finally we won the game by one point in the final ten seconds.
At our celebration dinner, we always gave a big award to the most productive player. Steve had scored the most points that season, and everyone cheered as he received his award. " There's someone who deserves it more than I do," Steve said, " Everything I accomplished, and everything the team accomplished this season, is thanks to one person-Michael. " The entire team cheered as Steve turned the prize over to the player who had inspired them all.
59. The author gave a speech to the students and parents in order to ____.
A. bring in new team members
B. teach them how to play football
C. tell them about the benefits of playing football
D. help those parents who are worried about their children
60. How did the author react after the couple told him their son's name?
A. He was very excited about accepting Michael on the team.
B. He refused to accept Michael because he had no talent for sports.
C. He decided to accept Michael though he was unwilling to do so.
D. He agreed to accept Michael because he was moved by his determination.
61. What happened to Michael after a few weeks' training?
A. He gave up training.
B. He began to laugh at others.
C. He often protected others in the football field.
D. He became strong both in friendly relations and in body.
62. Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. The Road to Success B. Heart of a Champion
C. Steve, the Real Winner D. A Player of Patience
Baekeland and Hartmann report that the " short sleepers" had been more or less average in their sleep needs until the men were in their teens. But at about age 15 0r so, the men voluntarily began cutting down their nightly sleep time because of pressures from school, work, and other activities. These men tended to regard their nightly periods of unconsciousness as bothersome interruptions in their daily routines.
In general, these "short sleepers" appeared ambitious, active, energetic and cheerful. They stuck to their opinions, and were very sure about their job choices..They often held several jobs at once, or worked full-or part-time while going to school. And many of them had a strong urge to appear "normal" or " acceptable" to their friends and colleagues.
When asked to remember their dreams, the " short sleepers" did poorly. More than this, they seemed to prefer not remembering. Similarly, their usual way of dealing with psychological problems was not to admit that the problem existed, and then to keep busy in the hope that the trouble would go away.
The sleep patterns of the " short sleepers" were similar to, but less extreme than, sleep patterns shown by many mental patients categorized as manic (躁狂者).
The "long sleepers" were quite different indeed. Baekeland and Hanmann report that these young men have been lengthy sleepers since childhood. They seemed to enjoy their sleep, protected it, and were quite concemed when sometimes they didn't have their desired 9 hours of nightly bed rest. They tended to remember their dreams much better than the " short sleepers". Many of the "long sleepers" were shy, anxious, quiet, nervous, passive, mildly depressed, and unsure of themselves ( particularly in social situations) . Several openly stated that sleep was an escape from their daily problems.
63. From the passage, we can leam that .
A. "short sleepers" need less sleep by nature
B. "long sleepers" sleep a longer period of time during the day
C. many "long sleepers" preserve their sleeping habit formed during their childhood
D. many " short sleepers" have to reduce their nightly sleep time because of busy work
64. Many "short sleepers" are likely to hold the view that _____.
A. sleep is a good way to escape from the reality
B. sleep is not so important as their daily activities
C. sleep affects their judgment on some important things
D. sleep is the best way to deal with psychological troubles
65. It can be learned from the passage that the"short sleepers" _____.
A. do not know how to relax properly
B. are more unlikely to run into mental problems
C. are full of energy even under the pressures of life
D. often pay little attention to the consequences of inadequate sleep
66. When sometimes they cannot enjoy adequate sleep, the "long sleepers" might ______.
A. appear disturbed B. become energetic
C. feel dissatisfied D. be extremely unhappy
You never see them, but they're with you every time you fly. They record where you're going,how fast you're traveling and whether everything on your airplane is functioning normally. Their ability to resist almost any disaster makes them seem like something out of a comic (漫画) book.They're known as the black box.
When planes fall from the sky, as a Yemeni airliner did on its way to the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean on June 30, 2009, the black box is the best method for identifying what went wrong. So when a French submarine(潜水艇) discovered its homing signal five days later, it marked a huge step toward determining the cause of the disaster in which 152 passengers were killed.
In 1958. Australian scientist David Warren developed a flight-memory recorder that would track basic information like altitude and direction. That was the first model for a black box, which became a requirement on all US commercial flights by 1960. Early models often failed to resist crashes, however, so in 1965 it was completely redesigned. That same year, the Federal Aviation Authority required that the boxes, which were never actually black, be painted orange or yellow to be easier to see.
Modem airplanes have two black boxes: a voice recorder, which tracks pilots' conversations, and a flight-data recorder, which monitors fuel levels, engine noises and other operating functions that help experts reconstruct the aircraft's final moments. The boxes can resist powerful force and temperatures up t0 2,OOOoF. They're also able to send out signals from depths of 20,000 ft. Experts believe the boxes from Air France Flight 447 , which crashed near Brazil on June 1 , 2009 , are in water nearly that deep, but statistics say they're still likely to turn up. In the approximately 20 deep-sea crashes over the past 30 years, only one plane's black boxes were never recovered.
67. What can we leam about the black box from the passage?
A. It helps an airplane function normally.
B. Its ability to avoid disasters is amazing.
C. It is necessary equipment on an airplane.
D. The idea for its design comes from a comic book.
68. From the black box on the Yemeni airliner we can get information about _____.
A. the scene of the crash and the damage
B. data for analyzing the cause of the crash
C. the total number of passengers on board
D. homing signals sent by the pilot before the crash
69. The Federal Aviation Authority required the black boxes be painted orange or yellow to
A. make them easily identified
B. meet the international standards
C. caution people to handle them with care
D. distinguish them from the color of the plane
70. What do we know about the black boxes from Air France Flight 447?
A. They have stopped sending homing signals.
B. They were destroyed somewhere near Brazil.
C. There is an urgent need for them to be restructured.
D. There is still a good chance of their being recovered.
To understand a nation, you should first get to know its minimum unit-family. 71 In the US, upon reaching an appropriate age (usually between 18 and 21 years) , children are encouraged, but not forced, to "leave the nest" and begin an independent life. 72 Parents do not arrange marriages for their children, nor do children usually ask permission of their parents to get married. Youn g adults meet their future spouses (配偶) through other friends, at jobs, and in organizations and religious institutions. Although children choose their own spouses,they still hope their parents will approve of their choices.
Parents feel that children should make major life decisions by themselves in many families. A parent may try to influence a child to follow a particular profession but the child is free to choose another job. 73 A son may deliberately decide not to go into his father's business because of a fear that he will lose his independence in his father's workplace. This independence from parents is not an indication that parents and children do not love each other. Strong love between parents and children is universal and this is no exception in the American family.
74 It is not like we Chinese. Parents are rulers and masters. We Chinese love our parents with fear and total respect. In America, children always have their own opinions and even can talk about some sensitive problems with their parents, like family financial situation, the relationship between mother and father, and even sex.
75 Therefore, it is contrary that, on one hand, Americans admire independence and equality that they don't want to make sacrifice to make up a family, but on the other hand, Americans think highly of family in their value system.
A. In the American family, children and parents are equal.
B. It can reflect the traditional values and customs of a nation.
C. When it comes to big problems, children do not have to always follow their parents' ways.
D. After children leave home, they often find social relationship and financial support outside the family.
E. Although Americans pay much attention to independence and equality, they don't believe in making sacrifice.
F. Sometimes children do precisely the opposite of what their parents wish in order to declare their independence.
G. Many of them are expected to leave what could be life's most important decision-marriage-almost entirely up to luck.
You are discussing the following picture with your English friend Jim. Now you are telling him how you understand the picture and what makes you think so.