1. When will the speakers take the train if they change tickets?
A. At 3:00 p.m.
B. At 6:45 p.m.
C. At 7:15 p.m.
2. What does the man think about the woman’s habit?
A. It’s good for her health.
B. It causes many problems.
C. It’s hard to tell.
3. Where did the woman just go?
A. The cleaner’s.
B. A restaurant.
C. A shopping mall.
4. What are the speakers talking about?
B. A handbag.
C. A box.
5. Why was the man late?
A. He was caught in the rain.
B. He forgot what the woman said.
C. He misunderstood the woman.
6. When does the man have trouble with the bike?
A. When he is getting on it.
B. When he is riding it.
C. When he is getting off it.
7. What will the man do now?
A. Keep riding his bike.
B. Accept the woman’s offer.
C. Lower the seat.
8. Who is the woman?
A. The housing officer.
B. A receptionist.
C. A landlady.
9. How soon will the room be available?
A. In one week.
B. In two weeks.
C. In one month.
10. What should the man bring with him?
B. A fridge.
C. A TV set.
11. How long has the woman been a resident DJ?
A. For nine years.
B. For seven years.
C. For two years.
12. Who gave the woman the land?
A. Her father.
B. Her husband.
C. Her husband’s father.
13. What does the woman think of her present life?
A. She is quite satisfied with it.
B. She misses her family a lot.
C. She will go back to Holland one day.
14. What was the weather like when the speaker woke up?
15. What happened to the speaker’s car?
A. A tree blocked the road so it had to stop.
B. It broke down by the side of the road.
C. It got a flat tire.
16. Who helped the speaker get to the airport?
A. A stranger on a motorcycle.
B. A policeman driving a car.
C. A young man driving a taxi.
17. How did the speaker feel on the way to the airport?
18. What is the best thing about being a chef according to the woman?
A. Traveling around the world.
B. Tasting different kinds of food.
C. Making a lot of money.
19. What does the woman think is the most difficult thing about being a chef?
A. The busy schedule.
B. The difficult complaints from customers.
C. The stressful work environment.
20. What is the man’s job?
A. A chef.
B. A reporter.
C. A student.
Your brain isn’t a muscle, but you can treat it like one
Many people focus on physical fitness, but few know that brain fitness is also something you can work on. In fact, you can exercise your brain as often as you do to your arms or legs-and the results can be positive and empowering.
To improve your brain, you can’t simply repeat the same exercises over and over. Just as lifting a two-pound weight will stop challenging you, so will repetitive exercises such as crosswords or Sudoku. Once you master easy exercises, you must move on to harder ones in order to push your brain-like your muscles-to a new level.
The science behind brain training
Scientists once believed that your mental abilities were fixed in adulthood. Since studies have shown just the opposite, millions of people around the world have adopted the new practice of brain
training. The most popular of these brain training products is made by the San Francisco-based Lumosity. Lumosity’s scientists with an experienced team of game designers have developed a fun，effective online brain training program that measures, tracks, and adapts to your progress, so you’ll always be challenged.
Promising studies on the effects of brain training
In a 2013 Stanford study, a treatment group of 21 breast cancer survivors used 12 weeks of Lumosity training to work on processing speed, mental flexibility, and working memory tasks. On average, those who trained improved on tests of these abilities, compared to a group that did not train with Lumosity.
There is even some evidence suggesting that Lumosity may be beneficial to normal, healthy adults. In a 2011 study by Lumosity and San Francisco State University researchers. 13 people who trained over 5 weeks improved working memory scores by 10％and attention scores by 20％.
Brain training is designed to meet real-life needs
The design of brain training is targeted at real-life benefits instead of improving game scores. Better attention, for example, can mean greater focus in the classroom or at an important business meeting. With improved processing speed, you might react and adapt faster to the demands of a busy life. And a better memory could mean stronger, longer relationships with the people closest to you.
21. We can learn from the passage that _________.
A. brain training speeds up the recovery of breast cancer
B. your brain is like a muscle because it gives you power
C. people’s mental abilities can’t develop after they grow up
D. Lumosity can measure, track and suit your level as you improve
22. Which skill may brain training not improve?
A. Better attention. C. Better writing skills.
B. A better memory.
D. Higher processing speed.
23. What can we infer from the passage?
A. People should care more about physical health instead of mental health.
B. Brain training has been proved effective through scientific researches.
C. A bad memory is the only reason for weak relationships with people.
D. Playing online games is the best way of brain training.
24. What’s the best title f or the passage?
A. Brain Training Makes a Difference C. Lumosity, Your Best Choice
B. Train Your Brain like a Muscle D. How to Train Your Brain
The word I’m going to introduce to you today is-phubbing. Let’s see the definition of this term: phubbing n. the act of snubbing(冷落)someone in a social setting by looking at your cell phone instead of paying attention
As you can probably guess, phubbing is a blend of phone and snubbing. The term was coined by a 23-year-old Melbourne resident Alex Haigh. Obviously, he got fed up with how people are always checking Facebook or Twitter on their phones when they are supposed to be interacting with someone face to face. He wanted to put an end to this social phenomenon, therefore he came up with this catchy term.
And it did catch on. The word’s earliest media mention dates back to June 2012, and in a little
over a year’s time, phubbing has already been picked up by almost all the mainstream media outlets one can think of.
Here is a typical example from the British newspaper The Independent. In the article titled The Rise of Phubbing, which was published on August 5, 2013, Tom Chatfield writes, there’s an uncomfortable truth at the heart of phubbing: other people are easier to handle when seen on screen. They’re less likely to demand unreasonable efforts such as undivided attention or clean shirts.
While the term phubbing has undoubtedly taken off, some people question why it is called phubbing instead of phnubbing. Alex Haigh has not personally addressed the issue, but word has it that phubbing sounds more crispy and thus easier to remember.
Phubbing is indeed a universal problem that can no longer be ignored. So why do people keep phubbing each other if they know it’s rude? Is there anything we can do to stop it? Or m aybe we should just be more kind, because sometimes there are good excuses to phub.
I think there is plenty we can do to try and stop phubbing. For starters, we can join Alex Haigh in his Stop Phubbing campaign. Remind our friends and family that phubbing is not appreciated. We can also make or download some anti-phubbing posters to spread the word in public places. And don’t forget that some phubbers simply do not realize the harmful effect their behavior has on others，so be brave enough to stop them, even if you are a total stranger.
25. This passage is mainly talking about __________.
A. the rise of phubbing in all the mainstream media outlets
B. a new term “phubbing”and its problem
C. the campaign of keeping phubbing
D. different opinions on phubbing
26. The author’s attitude towards the act of phubbing can be described as ___________.
27. What can we infer from this passage?
A. People are easier to handle when seen on screen.
B. Alex Hai gh doesn’t like the term “phnubbing”
C. More and more people have become phubbers.
D. We can phub if we have proper excuses.
28. The writer suggests we should __________.
A. stop phubbing in public places
B. not be afraid of the harmful effect
C. be brave to support a stranger phubbing
D. remind our friends of Stop Phubbing campaign
Not being the greatest fan in the world of live performance, I took a deep breath before I entered the building, the castle theatre, and prepared myself to be bored, expecting to find it more interesting to watch the audience than the show. Then I got the shock of my life.
Wadaiko Inchiro are a group of ten young Japanese men and women using traditional drums with a history going back more than 1500 years. The drums were once used for festivals and religious ceremonies and also as a means of communication during wars. Today they give an ear-blasting performance which punches out rhythms with the power to wind you. They’re a welcome relief from the Scottish pipers.
Unlike other performances, the best seats are at the back of the house. Not only will your ears be protected from full blast, but you will get a fantastic view of the whole set. On stage are some of the
biggest drums you will ever see and a cast wearing red, white and black headscarf.
There had been almost no publicity for the show, but the house was full of people desperate, one could only assume, for something a bit different from the unrelenting performances appearing at this world-famous festival. The solid 60-minutes show starts as it means to go on. The drums rumble into fever-pitch action as the ten-strong company strike their sticks with startling control. Their rhythmic frenzy almost immediately drugs you into submission. Trapped inside the beating of the drums, you carried swiftly through warrior war cries to emotional rhapsodies（狂想曲）. Not only is this display musically impressive, but the dance is strikingly beautiful. Moving between the enormity （巨大）of the drums, the slight Japanese characters have complete synchronicity（同步性）with the flying of their sticks, which they ceremonially cross and use to command.
The biggest drum is played only by Inchiro, the leader of the group. When I ask why this is so, he refuses to admit that he is being precious about this monster of an instrument and says, “When someone else can play it as I do, I will happily move aside.” Dressed all in red, he stands before it as thought he is worshipping at an altar; as he raises his sticks to the drum, he touches it sometimes tenderly and sometimes murderously. Inchiro and his drum produce a range of sounds from thunder to the trickle of rain.
29. The writer took a deep breath before entering the building because she__________ .
A. was excited C. was nervous
B. knew it would be hot in the theatre D. was preparing herself to be bored
30. According to the writer, there were many people watching the performance because_________.
A. the drummers are dressed in different colors
B. they wanted to see something unusual
C. the people in the group are famous
D. the show had been well advertised
31. We can learn from the passage that .
A. the drums have been linked with religion for a long time
B. the show was more exciting at the beginning than at the end
C. the drummers make controlled movements with their drums
D. the best place to see the show is the seats nearest to the drummers
32. Inchiro feels that____________.
A. no one else should ever play the biggest drum
B. he must always make loud noises on his biggest drum
C. he is now the only one who can play the biggest drum well enough
D. it is very important for him to teach someone else to play the biggest drum
Calling all poets! TIME For Kids(TFK) has a challenge for you.
WHO: The contest is open to students who are 8 to 13 years old.
WHAT: Write a funny, rhyming poem and enter it in the TFK Poetry Contest. By entering, the entrant （参加竞赛者）should promise that the poem is an original one that does not copy another poet’s work, has not been published in any medium and has not won an award.
HOW: Send your poem by e-mail to contest@http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html. The subject line of your e-mail message should read “TFK POETRY CONTEST”. Be sure to include your first name only, your e-mail address and your parents’ e-mail address. Limit one entry per person or e-mail account. The sponsor （赞助者）is not responsible for lost, late or incomplete entries, or those not received for any reason.
WHEN: This contest begins 12:01 a.m. on January 13,2013, and ends 11:59 p.m. on March 1,2013.
JUDGING: All entries will be judged by poet Kenn Nesbitt, based on the following standards: creativity and originality (50%),use of language and rhyme (25%) and relatedness to contest theme(25%).Winner will be informed by e-mail and must respond within five days.
WINNER’S LIST: For names of the winner and finalists, visit http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html (after April 1,2013, you can get for a period of 10 days).
PRIZE: Our judge will select four semifinalists(半决赛选手)from which one grand-prize winner and three finalists will be chosen. The one grand-prize winner will receive an online class visit from poet Kenn Nesbitt and a signed copy of one of his books of poetry. The poem of the grand-prize winner will be published on http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html. The finalists will receive signed copies of one of Nesbitt’s books of poetry. The poems of finalists will be published on http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html.
33. Which may be a proper work for the TFK Poetry Contest?
A. A war poem published in a book.
B. A great poem which has won many prizes.
C. A fine poem downloaded from the Internet.
D. A love poem which has been kept secret from others.
34. According to Paragraph 4, a student__________.
A. can send more than one original poem
B. must send the poem with his full name on it
C. can ask a parent for help while writing the poem
D. can’t use the name of the poem as the subject line
35. Only the grand-prize winner can________.
A. visit http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html for free
B. have his poem published on http://m.wendangku.net/doc/261c664b02d8ce2f0066f5335a8102d276a2618f.html
C. receive an online class visit from poet Kenn Nesbitt
D. obtain（获得）a signed copy of one of Nesbitt’s books of poetry.
根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。Erica Wills admits an addiction left her poor and almost ruined her life. But it wasn’t drink or drugs. The 21-year-old former model was addicted to exercise. 36 . Erica only realized she had become a gym addict when she decided to take a night off to celebrate her 21st birthday.
“I wasted a whole year of my life doing nothing but exercise,” she says. 37 . “ I thought we’d se e more of each other if we worked out together.” When that relationship ended, she fell in love with the thrill of keeping her body in tip-top condition.
“Every evening, I left the insurance company where I worked and dashed off to the club,” says Erica. “38 But not me. All I would do is rushing off to the gym for five-hour sessions. I went through the lot each night—aerobics, a weights circuit in the gym, then a swim. I would get home after 11 pm, have something to eat and fall into bed. It was the same every weekday. On Saturdays, I might spend even longer in the gym.”
“I just poured all my money into the gym. Membership and classes came to around ?100 a month, plus I had to buy clothing and equipment. 39 ”
“I didn’t realize I had lost all my friends until my 21st birthday came round. I decided to take one evening off to go out with them. 40 Then someone told me I hadn’t been a very good friend for a year, so why should anyone bother turning up? In fact, just one girlfriend came with me for a drink on my 21st birthday. That was the turning point for me. I cut right down on the gym and tried to pick up wher e I had left off with people.”
A. I didn’t buy anything else all year—I couldn’t afford to.
B. I first went to a health club when I dated a bodybuilder.
C. I only went out with my friends two or three times a week.
D. Anyone else aged 20 would be out with friends, having a laugh.
E. But when I started calling people, everyone said they couldn’t make it.
F. My old girlfriends were beauty queens and dancers, and I am naturally competitive.
G. Her hobby turned into a year of aerobic hell as she spent all her spare time in the gym.
A sufferer of Hansen’s Disease in Fiji, with twisted hands, became an internationally known artist. “My 41 I see as a gift led me to my life’s work,” he said. “If it had not been for it, none of these things would have 42 .”
Some people succeed 43 handicaps（残疾）. Others succeed because of them. The 44 is that our problems help to make us what we are. Those who 45 often learn the value of sympathy. And those who 46 often teach others how to rise again. Our troubles can 47 us in ways a carefree（无忧无虑的）existence cannot.
A 48 is told about an Eastern village that through the centuries was known for its good pottery（陶器）. Especially 49 were its pots, high as tables, wide as chairs; they were 50 around the globe for their strong form and great beauty.
Legend has it that when each pot was seemingly 51 , there was still one final step. The craftsman 52 it---and then put it back together with gold filigree（金银丝）. A(n) 53 pot was then transformed into a priceless work of art. What seemed finished wasn’t until it was broken.
So it is with 54 ! Broken by hardships, disappointments and tragedies, they can become 55 and bitter. 56 when mended by a hand of patience and love, the finished 57 will be a work of beauty; a life could 58 reach its wholeness after it was broken.
If you feel broken, 59 that you are a work of art! And you may not actually be complete until the 60 are bonded with gold filigree of love.
41. A. sickness B. guilt C. danger D. complaint
42. A. failed B. spread C. happened D. stopped
43. A. in honour of B. in place of C. in advance of D. in spite of
44. A. decision B. truth C. excuse D. promise
45. A. escape B. suffer C. argue D. exist
46. A. fall down B. calm down C. get up D. turn up
47. A. scold B. shape C. trap D. disturb
48. A. story B. dream C. lie D. joke
49. A. boring B. frightening C. relaxing D. striking
50. A. saved B. lost C. admired D. stolen
51. A. counted B. purchased C. received D. finished
52. A. shared B. collected C. broke D. changed
53. A. ordinary B. precious C. small D. heavy
54. A. history B. culture C. people D. space
55. A. disappointed B. ashamed C. amused D. shy
56. A. Or B. But C. So D. Because
57. A. experiment B. building C. passage D. product
58. A. seldom B. never C. only D. sometimes
59. A. explain B. deny C. inform D. remember
60. A. edges B. pieces C. ends D. facts
阅读下面短文，按照句子结构的语法性和上下文连贯的要求，在空格处填人一个适当的词或使用括号中词语的正确形式填空（不多于3个词），并将答案填写在答题纸的相应位置上。W: What do you think of the football match we 61 (watch) yesterday afternoon?
M: Very 62 (excite). The two teams did very well in the match and it was really 63 lose game.
W: I enjoyed it very much too. I have never seen a more interesting game so far this year.
M: I had expected it to be a wonderful match because 64 of the teams had excellent players.
W: I’m sorry I missed the first part of it.
M: You were late for the match? What for?
W: I was filled with 65 (anxious) to see the match and fell off my bike on the way. My legs hurt, 66 I had to ride my bike slowly. It took me quite some time 67 I got to the sports field.
M: I’m sorry to hear that. Were your legs hurt?
W: Yes, but not very serious. I only got my skin 68 (scratch) and bled a little.
M: You 69 (see) a doctor first.
W: But I didn’t think it necessary. I cleaned my skin and then started again.
M: How long were you late for the match? 70 time was it when you got to the sports field?
W: When I got to the sports field, it was already three twenty.
M: Three twenty? Oh, you were twenty minutes late for the match. You missed a very wonderful part
of the match.
W: Yeah. It was really a pity.
71. Only by _______________（科学的）training can Liu Xiang make such rapid progress in the 110-meter hurdle.
72. His words left me the ___________________ （印象）that he didn’t like the plan at all.
73. The United Kingdom __________________（组成）of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
74. He had never been knocked out in a __________________（职业的）fight.
75. It is said that you will be affected by the ________________ （辐射）if you talk on the mobile phone for long.
76. The ________________（火山爆发）of a volcano often brings lava and ash clouds.
77. We will have an opportunity to ________________ （交换）views tomorrow.
78. People can easily become __________________（精神上）addicted to drugs when they start taking them.
79. It is OK to leave an _____________（电的）appliance on as long as you are using it.
80. Having guaranteed that we would get there before five ,I _____________（惊慌）.
增加: 在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧), 并在其下面写出该加的词。
删除: 把多余的词用斜线( \ ) 划掉。
注意: 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词；
I like eating fruit and vegetables what are of great benefit to our healthy. Not only do they prevent us from falling into ill, but they help us lose weight. I used to hate vegetables, but follow the doctor’s advice, I gradually kicked the bad habit. Just as an old saying going, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. However, there are still many children dislike fruit and vegetables. On contrary, influenced by this or that kind of advertisement, many were crazy about junk food. Consequently, they become weaker and weaker instead of getting strong. In my opinion, we must take action to change them.
1. 【答案】what （改为which/that）【试题分析】本句是一个定语从句，that/which指代先行词fruit and vegetables在句中做主语。What不是定语从句的关系词。
3. 3. 【答案】去掉into 【试题分析】句中的fall是一个系动词
5. 【答案】going（改为goes）【试题分析】本句的主语是an old saying一个古老的谚语，是一个单数形式，所以谓语动词也使用单数形式。
7. 【答案】On（加the）contrary 【试题分析】固定搭配on the contrary恰恰相反。
9. 【答案】strong（改为stronger）【试题分析】与前面的weaker and weaker形成呼应10. 【答案】them.（改为it）【试题分析】这里的it指代上文出现的这种情况
71. scientific 72. impression 73. consists 74. professional 75. radiation
76.eruption 77. exchange 78. mentally 79. electrical 80. panicked
Last Monday we held a heated discussion about how to learn English well. Many of us put forward some good suggestions. At school ,for example, some of my classmates thought it was important to take an active part in the classroom activities and carefully do the homework.. For after school activities, some classmates recommended watching American TV show to improve our listening and speaking skills. Others agreeed that reading English novels was also a good way to practice English.