例：How much is the shirt?
1.What will the man do this weekend?
A. Meet his professor.
B. See a movie.
C. Do a project.
2.How much will the man pay?
3.Where will the speakers go?
A. To a Thai restaurant.
B. To an Italian restaurant.
C. To a Mexican restaurant.
4.What are the speakers discussing?
A. What they should do next.
B. Which subject is important.
C. How they should solve the math problems.
5.Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. At the man’s home.
B. In an office.
C. At a store.
第二节 (共15小题；每小题 1.5分，满分22.5分)
听下面5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题5 秒钟；听完后，各小题给出5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6.Why does the woman call the man?
A. To change the address.
B. To check on a delivery.
C. To order a pair of shoes.
7.When will the shoes arrive?
A. On March 10th.
B. On March 7th.
C. On March 5th.
8.Why is the man worried about Carol?
A. She lost her credit card.
B. She fails to pay her money back.
C. She is crazy about buying things.
9.What will the man do to deal with Carol’s problem?
A. Remain silent.
B. Talk to her about it.
C. Try to ask her family for help.
听第8 段材料，回答第10 至12 题。
10.How many pieces of luggage does the woman have?
11.What should the woman do with the bag?
A. Carry it on.
B. Put it on the belt.
C. Give it to her friend.
12.What does the man ask the woman to open?
A. Her suitcase.
B. Her handbag.
C. Her bag.
听第9 段材料，回答第13 至16 题。
13.Why does the school make the change?
A. To have the food machines repaired.
B. To encourage students to have a healthy diet.
C. To encourage students to protect the environment.
14.What is the man concerned about at first?
A. Where he will get food from.
B. How he can eat healthily.
C. What he can eat.
15.What does the woman think the man should do?
A. Lose weight.
B. Drink more water.
C. Eat in the lunch room.
16.What does the man think of bringing food to school?
听第10 段材料，回答第17 至20 题。
17.Where should the listeners meet before they leave?
A. Outside the school gate.
B. In the classroom.
C. At the sports stadium.
18.What should the listeners bring?
A. A drink.
B. A sandwich.
19.What can listeners see in the National Concert Hall?
A. An exhibition.
B. A concert.
C. A dancing.
20.When will the bus set off for school?
A. At 5:00 p.m.
B. At 5:30 p.m.
C. At 7:15 p.m.
第一节 (共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分)
After-hours events in 2020
Join us after hours for a special programme of unique events throughout 2020 at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. When the crowds have left and our beautiful buildings are quiet, we invite you to try something different.
The Art of Design with Lee Lapthorne – 9 March
Join artist Lee Lapthorne for a private evening when he will show two pieces of furniture inspired by our collections and discuss his process of reinventing pieces of furniture to create something new.
Venue (举办地点): The Shakespeare Centre
Poetry with Punch – 8 June
Come and meet Matt Windle, the “Poet with Punch” and Birmingham’s Poet Laureate 2016–2018 for a unique workshop, full of tips and advice to help you get your poetry moving. Suitable for beginners, this workshop will get you thinking about taking the next steps to create writing!
Tickets: ￡10 per adult
Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
Over Throne – 9 November
The frequent changing of rulers is nothing new. Join us for an evening of performance and disc ussion as we take a look at the bad rulers that were overthrown in Shakespeare’s plays. This is hosted by our Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Dr. Anjna Chouhan.
Tickets: ￡10 per adult
Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
Herbs for Health – 12 October
Grow ing in the Hall’s Croft garden are the secret recipes to natural good health. Find out
more about the medicine used by the Tudors that still influences our well-being (康乐) today. Using herbs and sharing recipes, you will learn the theories behind natural medicine. Reserve your spot before availability.
Tickets: ￡10 per adult
Venue: Hall’s Croft
21.When can you see the reinvented furniture?
A. On 12 October.
B. On 8 June
C. On 9 November.
D. On 9 March.
22.What can you do if you attend the event hosted by Chouhan?
A. Enjoy a performance.
B. Learn to be a lecturer.
C. Visit the Hall’s Croft garden.
D. Perform in Shakespeare’s plays.
23.Which event do you need to book in advance?
A. Poetry with Punch.
B. Herbs for Health.
C. Over Throne.
D. The Art of Design with Lee Lapthorne.
It is reported in the national press that a letter written by Charles Darwin in 1875 has been returned to the Smithsonian Institution Archives (档案馆) by the FBI after being stolen twice.
“We realized in the mid-1970s that it was missing,” says Effie Kapsalis, head of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. “It was noted as missing and likely taken by an intern (实习生), from what the FBI is telling us. Word got out that it was missing when someone asked to see the letter for research purposes,” and the intern put the letter back. “The intern likely took the letter again once nobody was watching it.”
Decades passed. Finally, the FBI received a tip that the stolen document was located very close to Washington, D.C. Their art crime team recovered the letter but were unable to press charges because the time of limitations had ended. The FBI worked closely with the Archives to determine that the letter was both authentic and definitely Smithsonian’s property.
The letter is in fairly good condition, in spite of being out of the care of trained museum staff for so long. “It was luckily in good shape,” says Kapsalis, “and we just have to do some minor things in order to be able to unfold it. It has some glue on it that has colored it slightly, but nothing that will prevent us from using it. After it is repaired, we will take digital photos of it and that will be available online. One of our goals is to get items of high research value or interest to the public online.”
It would now be difficult for an intern, visitor or a thief to steal a document like this. “Archiving practices have changed greatly since the 1970s,” says Kapsalis, “and we keep our high value documents in a safe that I don’t even have access to.”
24.What happened to Darwin’s letter in the 1970s?
A. It was recovered by the FBI.
B. It was put in the archives for research purposes.
C. It was stolen more than once.
D. It was purchased by the Smithsonian Archives.
25.What did the FBI do after the recovery of the letter?
A. They pressed criminal charges in vain.
B. They kept it in a special safe.
C. They arrested the suspect immediately.
D. They proved its authenticity.
26.What will the Smithsonian Institution Archives do with the letter according to Kapsalis?
A. Reserve it for research purposes only.
B. Make it available online.
C. Keep it a permanent secret.
D. Turn it into an object of high interest.
27.What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. A Letter by Charles Darwin Returns to the Smithsonian
B. The Smithsonian Tightens Security Measures
C. The Smithsonian Charges an Intern with Theft
D. The FBI Cracks a Criminal Case
In order to help cope with the vast number of student questions in the online class, Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence, Professor Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech developed an artificially intelligent teaching assistant. This online course is a core requirement of Georgia Tech’s online Master of Science in Computer Science program. Professor Goel already had eight teaching assistants, but that wasn’t enough to handle the vast number of daily questions from students.
Many students drop out of online courses because of the lack of teaching support. When students feel isolated or confused and reach out with questions that go unanswered, their motivation to continue begins to fade. Professor Goel decided to do something to remedy this situation and his solution was to create a virtual assistant named Jill Watson, which is based on the IBM Watson platform.
Goel and his team developed several versions of Jill Watson before releasing her to the online forums. At first, the virtual assistant wasn’t too great. But Goel and his team sourced the online discussion forum to find all the 40,000 questions that had ever been asked since the class was launched. Then they began to feed Jill with the questions and answers. After some adjustment and ample time, Jill was able to answer the students’ questions correctly 97% of the time. The virtual assistant became so advanced and realistic that th e students didn’t know she was a computer. The students, who were studying artificial intelligence, were interacting with the virtual assistant and couldn’t tell it from a real human being. Goel didn’t inform them about Jill’s true identity until April 26. The students were actually very positive about the experience.
The goal of Professor Goel’s virtual assistant next year is to take over answering 40% of all the questions posed by students on the online forum. The name Jill Watson will, of course, change to something else next semester. Professor Goel has a much rosier forecast on the future of artificial intelligence than, say, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates or Steve Wozniak.
28.What do we learn about Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence?
A.It i s a robot that can answer students’ questions.
B.It is a high-tech device that revolutionizes teaching.
C.It is a course designed for students to learn online.
D.It is a computer program that aids student learning.
29.What does the underlined word “remedy” in the p aragraph 2 mean?
30.What do we learn about Jill Watson?
A. She was unwelcome to students at first.
B. She got along pretty well with students.
C. She turned out to be a great success.
D. She was released online as an experiment.
31.What does Professor Goel plan to do next with Jill Watson?
A. Assign her to answer more of students’ questions.
B. Upgrade her intelligence to the level of top scientists.
C. Launch different versions of her online.
D. Encourage students to interact with her more freely.
If you were like most children, you probably got upset when your mother called you by a brother’s or sister’s name. How could she not know you? Did it mean she loved you less?
Probably not. According to the first research to deal with this topic head-on, misnaming the most familiar people in our life is a common cognitive (认知的) error that has to do with how our memories classify and store familiar names.
The study, published online in April in the journal Memory and Cognition, found that the “wrong” name is not random but is always fished out from the same relationship pond: children, friends, brothers and sisters. The study did not examine the possibility of deep psychological significance to the mistake, says psychologist David Rubin, “but it does tell us who’s in and who’s out of the group.”
The study also found that within that group, misnamings occurred where the names shared initial or internal sounds, like Jimmy and Joanie or John and Bob. Physical resemblance between people was not a factor. Nor was gender.
The researchers conducted five separate surveys of more than 1,700 people. Some of the surveys included only college students; others were done with a mixed-age population. Some asked subjects about incidents where someone close to them – family or friend – had called them by another person’s name. The other surveys asked about times when subjects had themselves called someone close to them by the wrong name. All the surveys found that people mixed up names within relationship groups such as grandchildren, friends and brothers and sisters but hardly ever crossed these boundaries.
In general, the study found that undergraduates were almost as likely as old people to make this mistake and men as likely as women. Older people and women made the mistake slightly more often, but that may be because grandparents have more grandchildren to mix up than parents have children. Also, mothers may call on their children more often than fathers, given traditional gender norms. There was no evidence that errors occurred more when the misnamer was frustrated, tired or angry.
32.How might people often feel when they were misnamed?
33. What did David Rubin’s research find about misnaming?
A. It is related to the way our memories work.
B. It is a possible indicator of a faulty memory.
C. It occurs mostly between kids and their friends.
D. It often causes misunderstandings among people.
34. What did the surveys of more than 1,700 subjects find about misnaming?
A. It more often than not hurts relationships.
B. It hardly occurs across gender boundaries.
C. It is most frequently found in extended families.
D. It most often occurs within a relationship group.
35. Why do mothers misname their children more often than fathers?
A. They suffer more frustrations.
B. They become worn out more often.
C. They communicate more with their children.
D. They generally take on more work at home.
第二节（共5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分10 分）
How to Active Brain Cells
Scientists used to think that your brain stopped growing new cells once you reached adulthood. Happily, current research shows that it isn’t true! As you get older, you can continue to grow new brain cells.
Get regular aerobic (有氧的) exercise.
Research shows that regular aerobic exercise over a long period of time can better stimulate brain cell growth than other forms of exercise. Add aerobic activities, such as swimming, power walking, or jogging, into your regular routine. 36
Do stress-relieving activities.
Activities that reduce stress and give you a sense of wellbeing can encourage the growth of new brain cells. 37 You can do some yoga, read your favorite book, or listen to relaxing music.
Antioxidant-rich foods can prevent damage to your current brain cells and promote the growth of new, healthy cells. Omega 3 fatty acids may also help improve your brain health. Add plenty of brain-boosting foods into your diet, such as vegetable oils, nuts, green tea, blueberries and fatty fish.
Maintain an active social life.
39 It’s also good for your brain. Socializing helps keep your brain cells active, preventing some of the loss of brain function. If you can’t socialize in person, reach out to your friends over the phone or on social media.
Get plenty of good-quality life.
If you’re an adult, try to get 7 – 9 hours of sleep each night. If you’re a teen, aim for 8 – 10.
Your brain heals itself from the day’s stresses while you sleep. 40 You can improve your sleep by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.
A.Spending time with friends isn’t just enjoyable.
B.Eat foods rich in antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.
C.Any kind of head injury may put you at risk for brain damage.
D.Try to do things that bring you pleasure and help you relax every day.
E.For example, you might aim for 30 minutes of jogging a day, 5 days a week.
F.Fortunately, there are treatments that can help you restore your brain’s health.
G.It also processes information you picked up during the day, helping you to learn and
preserve new memories.
第一节：完形填空（共20 小题；每小题1.5 分，满分30 分）
Mattew Shifrin has been building with Legos (乐高积木) since he was 5 with the help of his friends.When he turned 13, he got a 41 birthday present from his friend, Lilya Finkel. It was an 843-piece Middle Eastern Lego palace. And with it were 42 that Finkel made specially for it. Finkel 43 a unique name for every one of the more than 800 pieces in the palace set. Then she spent countless hours 44 building instructions in Braille (盲文) that spelled out how to 45 them all together.
His mind was blown. As a 46 person, Shifrin had never before been able to complete a Lego set 47 . Shifrin knew immediately that he had to help other blind children find the same 48 . Shifrin says, “For blind people, Lego sets act as small 3D49 for real-life buildings instead of two-dimensional photographs. Lego bricks 50 me to see things that are 51 to explore by touch.” For years after that incredible Lego52 , he together with Finkel created similar instructions for about 45 other Lego sets, all 53 on a website they created, “Lego for the Blind.”
Shifrin began 54 the Lego company several years ago to discuss his work, but it was in 2017, when Finkel died of cancer, that he finally connected with the 55 person. His years-long efforts 56 when the Lego company released its first audio and Braille building instructions. The project is a high-tech version of what Shifrin and Finkel did for their 57 . It couldn’t have been completed without Shifrin’s58 – or without his determination.
He just 59 Finkel had been here to see it. “I think she’d be very glad that we came this 60 ,” Shifrin said.
41. A. time-saving B. life-changing C. world-shaking D. heart-breaking
42. A. instructions B. rules C. skills D. requirements
43. A. invented B. remembered C. mentioned D. knew
44. A. getting B. practicing C. ignoring D. typing
45. A. mix B. fix C. mend D. gather
46. A. blind B. deaf C. poor D. rich
47. A. in his favour B. in his turn C. on his own D. at his convenience
48. A. truth B. connection C. balance D. independence
49. A. patterns B. designs C. replacements D. arrangements
50. A. warn B. allow C. force D. trouble
51. A. impossible B. dangerous C. easy D. safe
52. A. experiment B. performance C. practice D. experience
53. A. published B. selected C. identified D. canceled
54. A. putting up with B. catching up with C. reaching out to D. keeping away from
55. A. previous B. missing C. smart D. right
56. A. spread out B. blew up C. faded away D. paid off
57. A. company B. website C. buildings D. children
58. A. encouragement B. preparation C. involvement D. recommendation
59. A. predicted B. wished C. assumed D. expected
60. A. long B. far C. deep D. fast
第二节（共10 题；每小题 1.5 分，满分15 分）
Recently, a little dog was playing out in its yard with its owner Henry 61 a baby koala jumped onto its back. The confused dog moved around, trying 62 (get) rid of the animal, which was holding tightly onto its fur. Every time it thought it was successful, the smart koala found a way to climb back on again.
The gentle dog 63 (eventual) managed to get rid of the koala by rolling on its back, at which point the koala ran back into the trees in search of 64 (it) real mom. Henry, who caught the entire scene on camera, says the koala, who lives in his backyard, is newly independent of its mother. He thinks it may have mistaken his friendly dog 65 its parent.
Though often 66 (refer) to as “bears”, koala are not a member of the Ursidae (熊科) family to 67 conventional bears belong. Instead, the animals, which can 68 (find) in Australia, are similar to kangaroos. Koala babies, which are blind when born, spend the first six months of their lives inside their mother’s bags and the next six 69 (hold) onto their backs or bellies. The animals depend only on leaves for their 70 (survive), consuming as much as 2.5 pounds a day.
第一节: 短文改错（共10 小题；每小题1 分，满分10 分）
2.只允许修改10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。
Last October, we have had a series of reading activities. In the first two weeks, we read some great books. Among these books, I like The Old Man and the Sea better, from which I’ve learned never to give up when facing with difficulties. In the afternoon of October 18, we held a poetry contest. I recited a poem written by me and won first prize. At the end of the month, we acted out some famous work. My classmates and I performed The Million Pound Bank Note. To our great delightful, our performance was huge success. We both enjoyed such reading activities , wish to read more great books in the future.
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完型填空： 41-45 BAADB 46-50 ACDCB
56-60 DBCBB 语法填空： 61. when 62. to get 63. eventually 64. its 65. for 66. referred 67. which 68. be found
70. survival 短文改错：
Last October, we have had a series of reading activities. In the first two weeks, we read some great books. Among these books, I like The Old Man and the Sea better, from which I’ve learned
never to give up when face with difficulties. In the afternoon of October 18, we held a poetry
contest. I recited a poem written by me and won first prize. At the end of the month, we acted out
some famous work. My classmates and I performed The Million Pound Bank Note. To our great
delightful, our performance was ∧ huge success. We both enjoyed such reading activities, wish to read more great books in the future.
One possible version: Dear Jim,
I ’m more than delighted to know that you are paying a visit to China after the epidemic, which is surely a perfect destination for you to enjoy your holiday.
Both the Y angtze River and Mount Tai enjoy great reputation worldwide and are well worth a visit. As far as I’m concerned, going to Mount Tai is a better choice. First and foremost, it boasts breathtaking wonderful sights which even attracted many emperors and great poets deeply in history. In addition, climbing the mountain is really character-building, which is not only good for your physical health but also brings you lots of courage and endurance. After reaching the top, you can enjoy the fantastic sunrise in the morning, which is really a feast for eyes and makes your journey worthwhile. It ’s such a must-see place that you won ’t be disappointed when you go there.
Hope my suggestion will be of help. Wish you a good time.
Yours sincerely, Li Hua
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W: H ave you seen Summer of Music yet? I’m thinking of watching it this weekend. Do you want to come along?
M: I’ve wanted to see it for a while,but I have a project to finish. I need to hand it in to my professor by Monday.
W: I t’ll cost you about $200 to have your car repaired, but since you have a membership card, you’ll have to pay only 50% of it.
M: Go ahead and do the necessary work. Just do a good job.
M: So there are plenty of restaurants round here. Do you like Mexican food or Thai food?
W: I’m not very interested in hot food.
M: OK, not Thai or Mexican. There’s a good Itali an restaurant further up the road.
W: R eally? That’s good.Let’s go there.
M: Well, that’s it for our chemistry homework. We should work on our math problems next.
W: W hat about taking a little break first?
M: No. Work comes first.
M: I thought you’ve got a special sale in kitchen equipment this week.
W: That sale was over yesterday, but we have things on sale in our office supply stores.
W: H ello, I ordered a pair of shoes from your website last week, and they haven’t arrived yet.
Could you check on my order please?
M: Sure, no problem. Delivery usually takes about five business days, but occasionally there are delays. What’s the name on your order and the order number?
W: T he name on the order should be Sandra Burris and the order number is 53630. The order was placed on March 5th.
M: According to our delivery tracking system, your order was shipped on March 7th, that’s the day before yesterday, and it’s scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
M: You know, I’m really worried about Carol.
W: W hy?
M: I think she has a serious shopping problem. She keeps buying things and putting everything on her credit card. I don’t know whether she realizes how hard it’s going to be to pay all the money back.
W: W hat would you do to help her?
M: Well, I wouldn’t tell a friend what to do in that type of situation, because it’s really her personal thing. So I wouldn’t say or do anything about it.
W: W ell, I think I’d talk to her about it, or I’d probably talk to her family about it, and they should try to help her.
M: Good morning, madam. May I see your passport?
W: Y es, of course. Here you are.
M: Thank you. Is all of this baggage yours?
W: N o, this big suitcase is mine. And that suitcase is my friend’s. Do you want her passport, too? M: Yes, please. Do you have any carry-ons?
W: D o you mean the bag? Do you want me to put it on the belt, too?
M: Yes, please. And as well as your handbag. Would you please let me have a look into this big suitcase?
W: O K, let me unlock it. There, just some clothes.
M: That’s fine. Thanks. Here are your passports.
M: The school is trying to promote healthier food. Have you read this notice about the change they are making?
W: Y eah. They say the snack food machines will be removed from the school beginning next month. These machines will be replaced by those selling water, milk and fresh fruit.
M: So I can’t buy potato chips or cookies at school.
W: S ure not. You know the garbage that is produced attracts insects, which does harm to the environment.
M: I agree with you. But they don’t tell me what I can eat and can’t eat.
W: W ell, they are giving you the chance to eat healthier food. Also, you should lose a few pounds and this might help.
M: Well, I have been thinking of going on a diet. I may drink water instead of sweet drinks. But I need to eat some foods that I can’t find in the school lunch room.
W: Y ou can bring them from home.
M: That’s a good idea.I couldn’t have thought of that.
W: S ure you could.
W: L isten, everybody. I’m going to give you some important information about our trip to the capital on Friday. Firstly, the bus is coming to pick us up from school and we leave at 9:15. But don’t wait outside the main gate, even if y ou see the bus waiting there. Come to the classroom first because I need to take the register before we leave, to make sure everyone is here. OK?
Lunch is provided, so don’t bring your own food. You’ll get a sandwich, an egg and a piece of fruit. But you need to bring a drink. When we get to the capital, the bus drops us at the sports stadium. From there we’ll walk to the Transport Museum, which is our first visit. After that, it’s on to the Natural History Museum. In the afternoon, we’re going to the Natio nal Concert Hall, but not to see a concert or dancing because the event that’s on is actually not a musical show at all; it’s an exhibition of modern art.At the concert hall, there’s a large souvenir shop where you can buy presents for your families. Now remember the bus will go at 5:30. So we have to leave the shop at 5:00 at the latest, to walk back to the parking lot together. Tell your parents we’ll be back at school here by 7:15. OK? So I think that’s all.