一. 单项选择 (共10小题，计10分)
( )1. — Is Yi Jianlian NBA player?
— He used to be. But now he plays for Guangdong Southern Tigers in CBA.
A. a B. an
C. the D. \
( )2. — Why don’t you buy a camera?
— Do you think I need to? My phone is often used a camera.
A. by B. for
C. as D. with
( )3. To plan your time better, you can make a of the things you need to do first.
A. list B. project
C. number D. lot
( )4. — How dangerous!
— Yeah. The bus hit the car just now.
A. clearly B. normally
C. nearly D. mostly
( )5. — Can we pick some oranges to eat?
— Can’t you see that they are green? They must be .
A. sweet B. salty
C. hot D. sour
( )6. Which of the following signs means “No locking”?
A. B. C. D.
( )7. — Michael Jackson was called the king of pop, wasn’t he?
— Of course. He by people all over the world.
A. was looked up B. was looked up to
C. looked up D. looked up to
( )8. — Was table tennis invented by the Chinese?
— No. It in China until the start of the 20th century.
A. played B. was played
C. didn’t play D. wasn’t played
( )9. — Do you know in ancient China?
— I have no idea. But I know people once used tree leaves to make paper.
A. how paper was made B. how was paper made
C. what paper was made D. what was paper made
( )10. — Many thanks for what you’ve done for us.
A. Don’t mention it
B. Never mind
C. That’s right
D. You seem to have a point
二. 完形填空 (共10小题，计10分)
When Amy was in middle school, she did everything 11 , because nobody wanted to make friends with her. Her classmates always 12 her big glasses, ugly teeth and old clothes. When she heard other students talking and laughing, she felt 13 . One day after school, when Amy was leaving the classroom, a girl walked up to her and 14 her to the skating party. The girl was Linda. She was a new student. Amy 15 , though she couldn’t skate at all. At the party, Linda taught Amy to skate and 16 most of the time with her. From then on, Linda and Amy became good friends. With the help of Linda, Amy was no longer 17 and she became confident.
Amy doesn’t see Linda 18 the school year. Sometimes she feels guilty (内疚的) 19 she never says thanks to Linda. Amy has put some information about Linda on her microblog (微博). She 20 to find Linda with others’ help. She really wants to thank the outgoing girl for inviting her to the party and helping her have a better school life.
( )11. A. actually B. together C. alone D. lonely
( )12. A. took pride in B. argued with C. laughed at D. cared about
( )13. A. happy B. sad C. excited D. comfortable
( )14. A. invited B. took C. noticed D. suggested
( )15. A. answered B. offered C. refused D. agreed
( )16. A. took B. spent C. paid D. cost
( )17. A. energetic B. noisy C. lonely D. ugly
( )18. A. as B. till C. after D. before
( )19. A. because B. so C. but D. and
( )20. A. dreams B. interests C. enjoys D. expects
三. 阅读理解 (共15小题，计20分)
Think about your favourite tween (8-12岁青少年) TV shows. Is there a girl on them who isn’t pretty, or who doesn’t worry about what she looks like?
According to a recent study, tween TV shows send the message that girls should be beautiful, no matter what other abilities or talents they have.
The American researchers studied 40 different popular tween TV shows from 2011. They found that most of the man or boy characters in the shows looked normal, but more than half of the female (女性的) characters in the show were described as “very beautiful”. The girls on the shows also worried more about what they looked like.
The researchers say this difference suggests (暗示) that “boys with common looks can still be a part of the story, but if you are a girl, you must be beautiful.”
Some of the female characters on these shows were talented or acted bravely. But even if girls can do everything boys can do, they still have to look pretty.
Tweens are at an age when they are forming ideas about who they are and how they should look and act. It means these shows are likely to make them develop a very narrow (狭隘的) idea.
The researchers suggested that parents should help reduce the negative (负面的) influence of these shows by watching TV with their children and talking to them about what they see.
( )21. The passage is about a study that was on boy characters.
( )22. The American researchers studied 40 different popular characters.
( )23. From the study we learn that in tween TV shows there are a lot of women or girls looking pretty.
( )24. The tween TV shows may tell us that girls should be more talented.
( )25. The main idea of the passage is that tween TV shows may have a bad influence on girls.
The Coca Cola Company has an invention—the “PlantBottle”. It is partly made from plants and can be recycled (循环). It shows how businesses can help to deal with the problem of climate (气候) change.
Now the UK has a new light bulb that can last 25 years or more. It is green and environment-friendly (环保的), and as bright as the old light bulbs, but it costs￡30.
Good news for swimmers. Do you want to talk to your friends under the water? Rich Stachowski invented this Water Talky at the age of 10. This invention can amplify (扩大) voices underwater for up to 15 feet.
If you sit in a chair for too long or in a bad position (姿势), your back may begin to hurt. Now there is a new chair that can help you avoid that. It was developed by German scientists. It makes noises to tell users when they need to move.
( )26. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the “PlantBottle”?
A. The bottle is completely made of plants.
B. It was a product of the Coca Cola Company.
C. It costs much money.
D. People can’t recycle it.
( )27. The new light bulb .
A. is brighter than the old ones
B. isn’t good for the environment
C. can last at least 25 years
D. can last less than 25 years
( )28. The Water Talky was invented by .
A. German scientists B. a young child
C. a UK company D. some swimmers
( )29. What will happen if you sit in the chair for too long?
A. Your head will hurt.
B. You will be very nervous.
C. The chair will move.
D. The chair will warn you to move.
Google and Toyota have worked together to create a new smart car. It can run on the road without a driver. It drives itself. The self-driving car hasn’t been on sale to the public, so we don’t know how much it costs. Another thing most people want to know is whether it will be safe enough to run on the road.
The self-driving car uses electricity as its power, and it can’t drive very quickly—the top speed would be 25 miles per hour. It is actually controlled by a computer system (系统) on the car. The system keeps on collecting information by some video cameras inside the car and a LIDAR sensor (激光雷达传感器) on top of it. A computer processes the information and decides what to do. “The self-driving car has only buttons (按钮) for go and stop, so it’s very easy to use,” an engineer of Google says. “And what’s more, it will make car accidents less and make the world a safer place.” The self-driving car has driven hundreds of thousands of miles in California, and it has only gotten into two accidents by human mistake.
According to CNN, self-driving cars will also help to reduce (减少) the number of cars in big cities. “Self-driving cars would be able to send you to the workplace and then pick up another person instead of stopping in a parking lot.”
( )30. We don’t know the price of the self-driving car because .
A. it is on sale only in America
B. it isn’t made for sale
C. people can get it for free
D. it hasn’t been on sale to the public
( )31. The self-driving car can collect information using .
①video cameras ②a computer
③a LIDAR sensor ④a computer system
A. ①② B. ①③
C. ①②③ D. ①②③④
( )32. According to CNN, self-driving cars will .
A. send us more quickly to the workplace
B. lead to heavier traffic
C. improve traffic condition in big cities
D. carry more people than a normal car