1. How will the girl’s mother pay for the CD?
A. In cash. B. By cheque. C. By credit card.
2. What will the speakers do in the afternoon?
A. Build a tree house. B. Go mountain biking. C. Play beach volleyball.
3. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Drive a car. B. Move some boxes. C. Make a phone call.
4. What are the speakers discussing?
A. When to watch TV. B. Whether to watch a film. C. What program to watch.
5. Why is the woman disappointed about the restaurant?
A. The price is unacceptable. B. The waiter is unfriendly. C. The service is slow.
6. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Weekend plans. B. A city tour. C. Japanese food.
7. Where will the speakers meet on Saturday night?
A. At a concert hall B. At the woman's home C. At a Japanese restaurant
8. Where does the conversation probably lake place?
A. At a railway station. B. At an airport. C. At a bus stop.
9. How is the weather now?
A. Rainy. B. Snowy. C. Foggy.
10. Who is the Best Car Design Prize winner?
A. Mr. Zarba. B. Mr. Giddings. C. Ms Miller.
11. What do we know about the Best Car Design competition?
A. The dinner will receive much money. B. There were few competitors.
C. It was very competitive.
12. Where is the Hyatt Hotel?
A. On the left side of Granville Avenue. B. Opposite a department store.
C. Across from a bank.
13. Who is at Music Club?
A. Katrina. B. Angelina. C. Sonya.
14. What is Lucy doing at her club this month?
A. Playing an instrument. B. Discussing short stories. C. Doing a science project
15. What does Molly think of Film Club?
A. Exciting. B. Interesting. C. Boring.
16. Which club does Ella most probably go to?
A. Photography Club. B. Book Club. C. Dance Club.
17. When should the listeners gather outside the school gale?
A. At 7:45. B. At 8:00. C. At 8:55.
18. What do the listeners need to do before Thursday?
A. Invite their parents to the trip. B. Learn to make pizza. C. Give the speaker some money.
19. What should the listeners take?
A. Sandwiches. B. A pencil. C. A notebook.
20. How does the speaker suggest parents ask questions?
A. On the phone. B. By e-mail. C. Face to face.
Here are some great beach spots for your family to have some fun together.
High Bar Harbor, New Jersey
It sits on Long Beach Island, one of the most popular Jersey shores. But watch the water when the tide comes in, you may not be able to leave until the tide goes.
How to Get There: Take Long Beach Blvd, north into the town of Barnegat Light and turn left on 20th St., a.k.a. Auburn Road, Go a 1/3 of a mile, and then bear right at the Y-shaped intersection (交叉点)onto Sunset Blvd. Take it to the end. You’ll see a footpath to the beach.
Caladesi Beach, Florida
To be honest, you'll hardly be alone here. Caladesi Island State Park is home to hundreds of species of birds nesting among the sunflower-flecked small hills of sand. On the other hand, there's not a parking space in sight.
How to Get There: The park, off the west coast, can be gotten to by private boats from Honeymoon Island Slate Park.
Ruby Beach, Washington
Ruby Beach feels almost mythical (神话的)，only when at low tide and in the fog. The rocks there are strange-looking, and the pools can be surprising, too.
How to Get There: There's a sign seven miles north of Kalaloch on Hwy. 101. From the parking lot, follow the path through the trees, down a decline, then toward the water.
Pfeiffer Beach, California
The rocks there are amazing. In some places, the sand is a light shade of purple. Sure, it can gel windy, but that's a small price to pay for paradise.
How to Get There: The turnoff is actually just past the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park entrance, at Sycamore Canyon Rd. Drive two miles to the beach, and then walk 10 minutes north to Deer Canyon. There's no sign, but you'll know it when you see it.
21. What may happen when the tide comes in?
A. Long Beach Island is totally gone.
B. Long Beach Island is popular with tourists.
C. The footpath to High Bar Harbor can be gone.
D. The footpath to High Bar Harbor becomes mythical.
22. What do Ruby Beach and Pfeiffer Beach have in common?
A. They both look mythical. B. They have special rocks.
C. The sand there is purple. D. There are some small pools.
23. Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
A. Long Beach Island is the most popular Jersey shores.
B. You can also enjoy watching many birds and sunflowers at Caladesi Beach.
C. The rocks at Ruby Beach are obviously fantastic all the time.
D. You should pay much to enter Pfeiffer Beach, California.
I first met Joe Gumps when we were both 9 years old, which is probably the only reason he is one of my best friends. If I had first met Joe as a freshman in high school, we wouldn't even have had the chance lo get to know each other.
Joe is a day student, but I am a boarding student. We haven't been in the same classes, sports or extracurricular activities. Nevertheless, I spend nearly every weekend at his house, and we talk on the phone every night. This is not to say that we would not have been compatible if we had first met in our freshman year. Rather, we would not have been likely to spend enough time getting to know each other, due to the lack of immediately visible mutual interests.
In fact, to be honest, I struggle even now to think of things we have in common, but maybe that's what makes us enjoy each other's company so much. When I look at my friendship with Joe, I wonder how many people I’ve known whom I never disliked but simply didn’t take the time to get to know. Thanks to Joe, I have realized how little basis there is, for the social division that exist in every community.
Since this realization, I have begun to make an even more determined effort to find friends in unexpected people and places.
24. Why does the author say Joe Gumps became one of his best friends?
A. They shared mutual friends in school. B. They had known each other since children.
C. They shared many extracurricular activities. D. They had many interests in common.
25. Which of the following can explain the underlined word “compatible” in the passage?
A. suited and fitted. B. consistent. C. less-connected. D. unsuitable or unfit.
26. According to the writer, what may be the obstacle for him not to spend time to know others?
A. That he doesn't like others' company. B. Being strange to others.
C. The lack of obvious mutual interests. D. That he’s busy doing other important things.
27. What has the writer learned from his friendship with Joe?
A. Durable friendships can be very difficult to maintain
B. One has to be respectful of other people in order to win respect.
C. It is hard for people from different backgrounds to become friends.
D. Social divisions will break down if people get to know each other.
Olaf Stapledon wrote a book called First and Last Men, in which he looked millions of years ahead. He told of different men and of strange civilizations, broken up by long “dark ages” in between. In his view, what is called the present time is no more than a moment in human history and we are just the First Men. In 2000 million years from now there will be the Eighteenth or Last Men.
However, most of our ideas about the future are really short-sighted. Perhaps we can see some possibilities for the next fifty years. But the next hundred? The next thousand? The next million? That's much more difficult.
When men and women lived by hunting 50,000 years ago, how could they even begin to picture modern life? Yet to men of 50,000 years from now, we may see as primitive(原始的)in our ideas as the Stone-Age hunters do to us. Perhaps they will spend their days gollocking to make new spundels, or struggling with their ballalators through the tribe. These words, which I have just made up, have to stand for things and ideas that simply can't think of.
So why bother even to try imagining life far in the future? Here are two reasons: First, unless we remember how short our own lives are compared with the whole history, we are likely to think our own interests are much more important than they really are. If we make the earth a poor place to live on because we are careless or greedy or quarrelsome, our grandchildren will not bother to think of excuses for us.
Second, by trying to escape from present interests and imagine life far in the future, we may arrive at quite fresh ideas that we can use ourselves. For example, if we imagine that in the future men may give up farming, we can think of trying it now. So, set your imagination free when think about future.
28. A particular mention made of Stapledon's book in the opening paragraph .
A. shows the popularity of the book B. serves as a description of human history
C. serves as an introduction to the discussion D. shows a disagreement of views
29. The text discusses men and women 50,000 years ago and 50,000 years from now in order to show that .
A. human history is extremely long B. it is useless to plan for the next 50 years
C. life has changed a great deal D. it’s difficult to tell what’ll happen in the future
30. "Spundels" and "ballalators" are used in the text to refer to .
A. unknown things in the future B. ideas about modem life
C. tools used in farming D. hunting skills in the Stone-Age
31. According to the writer of the text, imagining the future will .
A. help us to improve farming B. enable us to better understand human history
C. serve the interests of the present and future generations D. make life worth living
Nowadays, parents are faced with more pressure while bringing up their kids, we want our children to reach their full academic potential. We read to them, encourage their special talents, and support them when they have problems. If they choose to participate in music or sports, we also help them reach their potential in those areas. These are all good goals.
There is, however, an even more important goal. It is a goal more difficult than excellence in arithmetic or soccer or the violin. Parents are responsible for providing their children with a moral compass. They need to nurture and treasure goodness in their children. Every child has the capacity to become a good, decent human being. To fulfill this capacity, children need the guidance and support of parents and other adults. Raising good, moral children is the most important job we will have.
What is a good, decent human being? While we may differ on some details, most would agree that respect for others, kindness and caring, honesty and honor, and a reverence (尊重)for life are key. Good, decent human beings are people with a firm sense of direction and purpose, a moral compass to guide their lives. Children need our help to develop these characteristics and values.
However, goodness is not easy for an adult, and it is even more difficult for a child. They do not have the knowledge, experiences, or cognitive skills to understand the impact and consequences of their actions.
Reinforcement is sometimes an efficient approach to building positive behavior. The child behaves in a desired way and the parents provide reinforcement. The behavior then typically increases in frequency. This approach works for teaching "Please" and “Thank you". The new behavior is maintained, because it helps the child get along in the world.
Loving, everyday interactions are the beginning of raising moral children. The child falls and receives adult concern learns how to treat others kindly when they stumble(绊倒).The child who makes a mistake and is encouraged to try again learns how to support others. When parents intercede (调解)graciously for their child, the child can see the basis for friendship. When we treat children with respect and care, we provide a positive model of how to behave. These early experiences establish patterns for their treatment of others.
32. What are adults supposed to do to make children become good, decent human beings?
A. support their children when they have problems
B. encourage their children to be a man with high honesty
C. set a good example and give positive instructions to children
D. encourage their children to learn more knowledge about sports or music
33. Why is it difficult for a child to act with honor and kindness?
A. Because it is difficult for adults to do so.
B. Because a child is not mature enough to do so.
C. Because a child does not understand the abstract concept of “goodness".
D. Because a child does not have a model to follow.
34. Why does the author talk about leaching "Please" and “Thank you" in Paragraph 5?
A. To demonstrate that reinforcement is an efficient approach to building positive behavior
B. To demonstrate that politeness is the nature of a moral compass.
C. To demonstrate that politeness helps the child gel along in the world.
D. To demonstrate that saying "Please" and “Thank you" is a good habit.
35. Which of the following can express the main idea of the last passage?
A. Adults should treat children with love.
B. Adults should have more positive communication with children.
C. Adults should treat children with respect and care.
D. Adults should provide a positive model of how to behave for children.
Do you have trouble finding something to do that your children can enjoy? Don't worry! These activities make family outings perfect for weekends.
The next time your child's favorite band is in town, take him to a show for a special treat. Tickets may be hard to obtain, especially for a famous concert. If you're really unable to get tickets, check the local theater for them.
If you live in a large city, chances are that you have a science museum nearby. 37 Be sure to catch a lecture, live performance, or a show for fascinating subjects. Be sure to be close to some firsthand and fantastic science experiments.
Take the whole family on a trip to the local zoo. 38 Little kids love to stop by the zoo to enjoy a variety of friendly animals. Older kids will enjoy sitting here to learn about the various environments and eating habits of wild animals.
Live sporting event
Who doesn't love a live sporting event? Take me out to the ball game! Support your favorite professional team with a family outing to the stadium. 39 And root your team on to a win.
Become one with nature. Ask your children to identify the different animal and insect noises, or collect backyard materials for a special project. 40 It's amazing how your own yard can be transformed into a nature wonderland(奇境)at night!
A. Kids' concert or show
B. The cinema
C. Satisfy your child's curiosity
D. When do you watch a football game?
E. Grab a hot dog and some peanuts, then settle onto your seat.
F. Visit each creature’s exhibit and test your kids’ animal knowledge.
G. At bedtime, rest in sleeping bags under the stars, or set up a tent.
One day, during the long summer holiday, Mrs Martins took Bredon and his younger brother to the beach. As soon as they got there, the two children 41 down to the sea to try out their new surfboats. They were soon swimming out to the 42 and riding back on their boards.
After a while, Brendon noticed that Kim was 43 away from him.
“Come back, Kim,” he shouted. “Mum said we have to stick together.” Kim put his arms over the side of his board and began paddling(划水), but instead of getting 44 he began moving further away.
“Brendon, help!” called the young boy. “I’m 45 in a trip current(退潮流).” Brendon quickly paddled over to his 46 .
“Hold 47 to the back of my board and I’ll pull you in,” he told the 48 boy. But the trip was
too 49 and soon both Brendon and Kim were moving still further from the beach.
“I cann’t even see our beach any more,” 50 Kim.
“Yes, 51 we’re not moving out to sea any more. We’re just floating along the coast. See, there’s the next beach,” said Brendon 52 , “We’re moving closer to it.” Sure enough, the current was now taking them closer to the beach and becoming 53 .
“Right, now’s the time to paddle,” said Brendon, suddenly full of 54 . Before long the children had paddled to the beach 55 they sat for a few moments to 56 their breach. Then they 57 up their boards and started the long walk back to their mother. When they got there, they were surprised to find the beach full of people and boats.
“Thank goodness!” cried their mother running up to 58 them.” ‘We were just about to start a search. One minute you were in the waves in front of me and the next you were gone. I was so 59 .”
“It’s OK,” said Brendon, bugging his mother.” “We did just as you told us and 60 together.”
41.A. raced B. got C. swam D. jumped
42.A. beaches B. fields C. waves D. sands
43.A. turning B. breaking C. floating D. pulling
44.A. shorter B. higher C. faster D. closer
45.A. found B. trapped C. absorbed D. rested
46.A. mother B. brother C. father D. sister
47.A. on B. in C. up D. off
48.A. determined B. frightened C. surprised D. interested
49.A. hard B. mild C. strong D. soft
50.A. announced B. claimed C. smiled D. cried
51.A. or B. so C. and D. but
52.A. carelessly B. sadly C. cheerfully D. attentively
53.A. weaker B. clearer C. lower D. faster
54.A. spirit B. energy C. source D. force
55.A. how B. where C. why D. when
56.A. make B. feel C. hold D. catch
57.A. picked B. mixed C. rolled D. fixed
58.A. punish B. beat C. hug D. scold
59.A. depressed B. amazed C. embarrassed D. worried
60.A. stuck B. sank C. shock D. struck
“Do you call that a hat?” I said to my wife.
“You needn’t be so rude about it,” my wife answered as she looked at 61. (she) in the mirror.
I sat down on one of those modern chairs with holes in it and 62. (wait). We 63. (be) in the hat shop for half an hour 64. my wife was still in front of the mirror.
“ We mustn’t buy things we don’t need,” I remarked 65. ( sudden). I regretted 66. (say) it almost at once.
“ You needn’t have said that, ”my wife answered. “I needn’t remind you 67. that terrible tie you bought yesterday.”
“ I find 68. beautiful,” I said. “A man can never have too many ties.”
“ And a woman can’t have too many hats, she answered.
Ten minutes 69. we walked out of the shop together. My wife was wearing a hat 70. looked like a lighthouse!
Dear Li Ming,
The summer holiday is around corner. Do you have any plan for them? I plan to read some English book during the holiday and I needed your recommendations.
Firstly, I want to improve my English level, hope one day I can go to abroad for further study in other countries, such as America and England. Secondly, I also desires to know more history, geography as good as cultures and traditions about these countries. But can you make a list of the books of me to read? Thank you sincerely in advance.
I am looking forward to your reply.
We have been asked about our opinions on opening iPad classrooms.
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Dear Li Ming,
The summer holiday is around ∧ corner. Do you have any plan for
them? I plan to read some English book during the holiday and I needed
it books need
Firstly, I want to improve my English level, hope one day I can go
to abroad for further study in other countries, such as America and
England. Secondly, I also desires to know more history, geography as
good as cultures and traditions about these countries. But can you make a
list of the books of me to read? Thank you sincerely in advance.
I am looking forward to your reply.
We have been asked about our opinions on opening iPad classrooms. I am in favor of this plan for the following reasons.
To begin with, everyone learns differently. Students can customize their iPad with materials that fit their level and learning style, and thus tailor it to different needs. Moreover, when connected to the Internet, students can interact with teachers and classmates about what they learn more conveniently. For the sake of environmental protection, opening iPad classrooms is a good way to save trees that we have been cutting down for paper. Most importantly, I believe students will develop their interests in the subjects by enjoying a new way of learning.
I hope you would take my ideas into consideration and we look forward to attending an iPad class in the near future.
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M: Hello. International Friends Club. Can I help you?
W: Oh, hello. I read about your club in the paper today and I thought I’d phone to find out a bit more.
M: Yes, certainly, well, we’re a sort of social club for people from different countries. It’s quite a new club — we have about 50 members at the moment, but we’re growing all the time.
W: That sounds interesting.
W:Can I have this CD, please?
M:OK. Are you paying with cash?
W:My mum’s going to pay — She’s coming now. But will you take a cheque? She’s forgotten her credit card.
M: Of course.
W: That was great! I love playing beach volleyball.
M: Yes, it was. What’s next?
W: After lunch we’re going to build a tree house.
M: Cool! And tomorrow we’re going mountain biking. I love being outdoors.
W: James, I have to put all of these boxes into the car. Any chance you could help me?
M: Can you give me a minute? I just need to make a quick phone call.
W: Is there anything good on television this evening?
M: Let’s see. There’s that science-fiction film called Lost Planet at half past seven.
W: That’s a great film, but I’d rather watch something I haven’t seen before.
W: What a disappointment! I was told that this restaurant was good, but the service is quite unacceptable.
M: Yeah. It has been rather slow. It seems each waiter is responsible for too many tables.
M: Hi, Rebecca. Do you have any plans this weekend? If not, why don’t we go to enjoy a concert together?
W: Sorry, but I can’t go this week end. My mother is visiting from Georgia, and I want to show her around the city.
M: Well, how about meeting for dinner on Saturday night after you’ve shown her the sights? I know a great Japanese restaurant.
W: That would be great, but my mother doesn’t like Japanese food. Let’s meet at my place first and then decide where to go.
M: That’s OK.
W: Gosh! We’ve been waiting for ages. What’s the matter?
M: Who knows? It always leaves on time, more or less. But in the middle of winter you have to expect the delay here sometimes. In fact, the trains also sometimes get held down by snow on the lines or the planes by fog on the runway. Actually, it’s probably rain that’s holding things up for us right now.
W: Well, I heard on the radio before I came out that there were some jams this morning, so even when we do finally get moving we’ll probably find that it’s going slow, especially as the rush hour’s now about to start.
M: Oh, bad luck!
W: Brian, have you heard that Mr. Giddings will be awarded the p rize for Best Car Design at the Hyatt Hotel next week?
M: Yes, but I thought either Mr. Zarba or Ms. Miller would win. I feel they are more talented than Mr. Giddings.
W: They are excellent designers, too. The competition must have been fierce. Will the winner receive a lot of money?
M: Maybe, I don’t know. By the way, do you know where the Hyatt Hotel is?
W: It’s right across from the Bellagio Department Store on Granville Avenue, on the left side of a bank. The hotel just opened a week ago. I’ve heard they provide excellent food and service. Are you going to attend the ceremony?
W: Then why don’t we go together?
M: Good idea.
M: Angelina, why don’t you go to any clubs at school?
W: I can’t decide which to go to, Dad. All my friends go to different ones!
M: Which club does your best friend, Sonya, go to?
W: She goes to a club where they learn to play different instruments and sing — at the moment they’re practising playing for a dance show at school.
M: Great. Does Lucy go, too? She likes that sort of thing.
W: But she also loves reading. They’re discussing some short stories about science at her club this month.
M: Right. Is there a Film Club?
W: Yes. Molly went last year, but said it was a boring club. So now she goes to the science one. They’re doing a project on color and light.
M: Interesting. Does Ella go to a club?
W: Yes, but I can’t go to her club because I don’t have a good enough camera.
M: Really? How about Katrina?
W: She’s just left Book Club, and joined the dance group instead. She thought it an exciting group.
M: Wow, all great clubs — a difficult choice!
W: Boys and girls, may I have your attention, please? Please listen to me for a moment. I want to tell you about the school trip to the Cookery School on 16th February. You have to be outside the school gate at 7:45 because the bus leaves from there at 8:00.
There are some great things to see and do at the Cookery School. We’ll see how you can grow your own vegetables in the science room. We’ll learn how to make pizza and chocolate cake in the kitchen, and then we’ll eat them in the dining room.
Now listen carefully! You need to give me £9.55 before Thursday, but please tell your parents that this includes the bus and £6.00 for lunch. You don’t have to make sandwiches for this trip and you can’t take any food into the Cookery School anyway.
Don’t forget. You’ll need a pencil but you don’t have to bring a notebook. We’ll prepare it for you. If your parents have any questions, they can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that’s e-double l-a-p-e-double t-s. But actually I suggest they phone me at my office, since this is more convenient. My number is 3874928. OK. I think that’s it for now.