1. What will the man probably do during his holiday?
A. Do his work.
B. Travel to Qingdao.
C. Climb some mountains.
2. What is wrong with the man's food?
A. It’s hot.
B. It’s salty.
C. It’s tasteless.
3. How much did the woman buy her watch for?
4. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Their biology teacher.
B. The woman’s parents.
C. The pet of the class.
5. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In a bookstore.
B. In a library.
C. In a classroom.
6. How often does the woman usually speak to Maria?
A. Every day.
B. Every few days.
C. About once a week.
7. What does the man tell the woman to do?
A. Try sending a text message.
B. Make a phone call.
C. Take it easy.
8. Where does Sam suggest going?
A. To a theater.
B. To a restaurant.
C. To a coffee shop.
9. How does Rita feel about the plan?
10. What was the program mainly about?
A. Horses and wars.
B. Different uses of horses.
C. Horses from different countries.
11. What seems to surprise the man?
A. People use horses for fun.
B. Horse races take place everywhere.
C. Horses are still used for hard work.
12. What will the woman do this weekend?
A. Work on a farm.
B. Attend a wedding.
C. Go horse riding 听第9段材料，回答第13至16题。
13. Why is the woman surprised?
A. The park isn’t for children.
B. The park is crowded all year round.
C. The park is not crowded during school holidays.
14. What time of year is it?
15. How does the man feel about his job?
A. He loves it.
B. He is tired of it.
C. He feels angry.
16. Where will the man probably work in future?
A. At a bank.
B. At a college.
C. At Disneyland. 听第10段材料，回答第17至20题。
17. Who are the announcements for?
A. The manager.
B. The employees.
C. The customers.
18. What time does the store usually close?
A. At five o’clock.
B. At eight o’clock.
C. At ten o’clock.
19. What item is free for another one if you buy one?
A. Women’s dresses.
B. Men’s suits.
20. What does the speaker suggest people do in the end?
A. Go to a café.
B. Leave the shop early.
C. Buy some music CDs.
“My wife of 24 years, Marie Roberts, was raised in New York City, worked in the fashion industry, and never got her hands dirty,” said Keith Roberts. “Then, nine years ago, I wanted to move to Florida and reconnect to my country life, but how would I inspire（激发）the same feeling in, well, a city woman? I brought her a two-month-old potbellied pig.”
At first sight, Marie, then 46, was smitten. So soon she took in another abandoned（遗弃）pig. And thus began Sugarloaf Mountain Farm, her animal shelter in central Florida. With the couple’s two children grown up, these animals would now be Marie’s babies.
The Farm now has 300 rescues, from alpacas to donkeys, eac h with its own story. “A gentleman had a litter of eight pigs, and all but one died,” says Marie. “She weighed one pound and suffered great pain. For three weeks straight, I fed that baby every hour, day and night, seldom sleeping.” Till now, Marie still g ets five to ten requests a day to save animals and has to turn most down. “If she can’t rescue the animal, she works with that person to find a solution,” Keith says. “She’s not only saving animals; above all, she’s giving their owners peace of mind.”
“A woman called from her nursing home,” Marie remembers. “Her pigs would be abandoned if she couldn’t find a suitable home. ‘I only have a few months, and I need to know that they’ll be safe,’ she said.” So Marie drove three hours and got them. Soon after, Mar ie received a note from the woman’s daughter. “Dear Marie,” she wrote. “My mom went peacefully, as she went knowing that they are forever loved. Thank you for being Mom’s angel.”
“She is a ball of energy,” Keith adds. “A few times she’s gone so far in some situations, like when she locked herself in the chicken coop（鸡舍）. I found her sitting in it with ten chicks nestled in her lap.” That is exactly what you’d expect from a true mother hen.
21. Why did Keith give Marie a little pig?
A. To help her get used to her new job.
B. To help her grow fond of animals.
C. To help her get away from loneliness.
D. To help her connected with country life.
22. The underlined word “smitten” in Paragraph 2 can be replaced by ________.
23. Marie accepted the dying woman’s request because ________.
A. she felt sorry for the woman
B. she wished to bring peace to the woman
C. she never refused to help others
D. she wanted to have more pets on her farm
According to a new study ,a smiley face emoji（笑脸符）in work-related e-mails may not create a positive impression and could even weaken information sharing. In formal business emails, a smiley is not a smile.
In one of the experiments, people were asked to read a work-related e-mail from an unknown person and then tell about both the ability and warmth of that person. Before that, they all received similar messages. But some included smileys while others did not. The results suggested that contrary to face-to-face smiles, which increase both ability and warmth, the smileys in a business e-mail had no effect on the perception（感知）of warmth, and in fact had a bad effect on the perception of ability. The perceptions of low ability in tum weakened information sharing.
In another experiment, the use of a smiley was compared to a smiling or neutral photograph. The findings showed that in the case（情况）of a photograph, a smiling sender was judged to be more able and friendly than a neutral one. However, when an e-mail on formal work-related maters included a smiley, the sender was thought to be less able. The smiley did not influence the opinion on the sender’s friendliness.
“People are easy to accept that a smiley equals a real smile, but the findings of this study show that in the workplace, this seems not the case, especially when first communications are concerned.” Dr. Glikson says. “In such a situation, it is better not to use smileys to people at whatever age. Smileys could hardly be a wise choice to a person you are not famil iar with.”
24. What are the new findings of a smiley face emoji in formal emails?
A. It improves the perception of warmth.
B. It makes communication weak.
C. It leaves a good impression on receivers.
D. It shows less friendliness of senders.
25. According to Glikson, ________ is a concern before using smileys in emails.
A. the ending of the email
B. the topic of the email
C. the relation with the receiver
D. the age of the receiver
26. How does the author try to argue the case of smileys?
A. By introducing the history of smileys.
B. By explaining the uses of smileys.
C. By showing the results of experiments.
D. By comparing the opinions of experts.
27. Where does the text probably come from?
A. A science magazine.
B. A personal blog.
C. A tour guide.
D. A news report.
Are you looking for a different place to visit this summer? Why not take a magical trip to an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system with NASA’s Planet Travel Center?
We live in a universe full of planets outside our solar system. Unluckily, even the nearest of those planets are light-years away, so sending spaceships and humans to these attracting worlds remains a distant dream. But on NASA’s Planet Exploration website, you can start a journey on an imagined globe of a new world through 360-degree visualization（可视化）. As you land onto each globe’s ground, you’ll discover amazing views, like the blood-red sky of TRAPPIST-1d, or stand on a moon of the huge planet Kepler-16b, which appears larger than either of the planet’s two suns. The view from each planet's ground is an artist’s impression based on the limited information that is reachable; no real photos of these planets exist.
The newest planet with such 360-degree visualization is Kepler-186f, an Earth-size planet rounding a star much cooler and redder than the Sun. “Kepler-186f is also so distant, and it is till now impossible to recognize their atmospheres—if they exist at all—or characterize their atmospheric qualities,” said Martin Still, scientist for NASA’s newest space-based planet-hunting
program, wondering people’s reaction to their creation. “Though with such challenges unsettled, using the NASA visualization tool, you can see how the existence and disappearing of an atmosphere would change the vi ew of the sky from the planet’s ground.” Still added.
Aaron, head of Planet Travel Center, points out that their present and future schedules of the globe visualization will find the nearest planets to our solar system and characterize their atmospheres, b ridging the gap between our imagination and what’s really out there. In the near future, all the 360-degree visualizations are viewable on desktop and mobile devices, like smartphones, allowing all readers a wonderful enjoyment from the possibilities of a new world.
28. With NASA’s Planet Travel Center, you can ________.
A. take photos of unknown planets
B. gain knowledge of the solar system
C. travel into the universe by spaceship
D. explore a created world of far planets
29. What can we learn about NASA’s latest 360-degree visualization?
A. It already wins wide praise.
B. It still needs improvement.
C. It uses the newest photos of Kepler-186f.
D. It shows a redder sky on Kepler-16b.
30. What is Aaron’s attitude towards the future of the globe vis ualization?
Four Ways to Give Truly Meaningful Gifts
Buying someone you love a gift that expresses your truest feelings isn’t always e asy. But when you get it right, the joy they show is worth it. 31
While you may think it’s a great idea to surprise someone by giving them something you think is meaningful, it’s best to get them exactly what they have told you. For example, you heard friends say they wanted the newest bike but you bought them a gym membership instead. 32 So get them what they’ve specially asked for.
In the spirit of showing love, we might go big. However, we may not be thinking of what really makes the person happy. You might think buying your father the latest TV is perfect, but
then when you get it home, it lights up the living room like a stadium and is totally wrong for the space. So think smart.
●Keep it open.
Many of us may consider giving cash impersonal（没人情味的）. But this may save you some concern. The receiver can be allowed to choose whatever they want. In a recent survey of over 7,000 Black Friday shoppers, 39 percent said the receiver they were shopping for was “picky（挑剔）”. 34
●Create an experience.
Visit websites where you can get the latest tickets for a play, buy a surf lesson, or even something unexpected like a flight lesson. 35 For example, if your kids are into NASCAR, just imagine the look on their faces when you score them a ride at a race car driving school. So give them a time that they will remember to heart.
A. Ignore the size.
B. Go for something big.
C. Well, that was the wrong move.
D .If possible, cut down the cost of the gifts.
E. These are things that can create a lasting memory.
F. Here’s how to discover a gift your receiver will lov e.
G. So save yourself the second guess and give cash instead.
Once a little boy found a caterpillar（蝴蝶幼虫）. After he was allowed to 36 it at home, the little boy got a large box from his mother and put plants to eat, and a 37 to climb on. One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting 38 . The boy worriedly called his mother who came and understood that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon （茧）. The mother 39 how the caterpillar was going to go through a(n) 40 and become a butterfly.
The little boy watched every day, 41 the coming out of the butterfly. One day it happened, a small hole 42 in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle（挣扎）to come out. At first the boy was 43 , but soon he became concerned. The butterfly was struggling so hard. But it looked like it was making no 44 . Longing to see it out, the boy 45 to help. He cut the cocoon with scissors to make the hole 46 and the butterfly quickly flew out!
To his 47 , the butterfly had an unexpectedly large body and small wings. He 48 to watch the butterfly, hoping that the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the huge body. 49 nothing happened! It never was able to 50 .
The boy tried to 51 what had gone wrong. To help him, his mother took him to talk to a scientist. He 52 that the butterfly was supposed to struggle. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never fly. The boy’s good wish 53 the butterfly.
As you go through school, and life, keep in mind that struggling is an important part of any experience for 54 . It is the struggle that 55 us to develop our ability to fly.
36. A. lock B. test C. keep D. hide
37. A. branch B. leaf C. stone D. stick
38. A. strangely B. normally C. wisely D. bravely
39. A. admitted B. explained C. proved D. showed
40. A. failure B. experiment C. change D. accident
41. A. waiting for B. searching for C. cheering for D. apologizing for
42. A. existed B. formed C. remained D. disappeared
43. A. shocked B. excited C. bored D. terrified
44. A. efforts B. mistakes C. progress D. preparation
45. A. asked B. agreed C. managed D. decided
46. A. bigger B. deeper C. smaller D. brighter
47. A. delight B. relief C. surprise D. comfort
48. A. remembered B. happened C. started D. continued
49. A. But B. And C. Besides D. So
50. A. climb B. survive C. move D. fly
51. A. find out B. put aside C. cover up D. escape from
52. A. forgot B. guessed C. believed D. learned
53. A. killed B. hurt C. rescued D. freed
54. A. playing B. trying C. growth. D. recovery
55. A. reminds B. causes C. permits D. warns
Daisy had always longed to help endangered species of wildlife. One day she made a dream that she 56 (take) to a distant land in Tibet by a flying carpet .There, the antelope told her they were killed for the wool beneath their 57 (stomach). Then the carpet flew her to Zimbabwe 58 she met an elephant. The elephant said they used to be 59 endangered species because local farmers hunted them without mercy. 60 (fortunate), their number was now increasing 61 the help of the government. So when learning that more attention was paid to 62 (protect) wildlife, Daisy felt happy. Her final stop was a thick rainforest. A monkey was seen rubbing a millipede insect over 63 (it) body. Out of 64 (curious), Daisy asked the monkey what the millipede contained. Knowing it contained a powerful drug, Daisy could hardly wait 65 (share) the good news with WWF.
66. 在美国，很多人宁愿经常搬家，也不愿意定居下来。（rather than）
67. 你昨天不可能碰到汤姆，他已经动身前往美国了。（could have done）
68. 春节时，孩子们都会盛装打扮来迎接新的一年。（dress up）
69. 他以乞讨谋生，真令人难以置信。（earn one’s living，主语从句）
70. 既然大家都到了，让我们开始分享均衡饮食的小贴士。（now that）
72. 约翰十分重视培养良好的学习习惯，从中他受益良多。（attach…t o，“介词+关系代词’定语从句）
假如你是李华，一批来自美国的交换生即将访问你校，期间他们将出席你们举办的英语戏剧节（English Drama Festival)。请代表全校师生写一封欢迎词，内容包括：
参考词汇：代表on behalf of…
1-5 ACBCB 6-10 ACAAB 11-15 CBBBA 16-20 ACBCA
21-25 DABBC 26-30 CADBD
36-40 CDABC 41-45 ABBCD 46-50 ACDAD 51-55 ADBCB
56. was taken 57. stomachs 58. where 59. an 60. Fortunately
61. with 62. protecting 63. its 64. curiosity 65. to share
66. Many people in America/the USA/the US would often move houses rather than settle down.
（1分）（1分）Many people in America/the USA /the US often prefer to move houses rather than settle down.
67. You couldn’t have met Tom yesterday, because/as/for/since he already had set off for /set out for/left for/gone to
You couldn’t have met Tom yesterday. He already had set off for/set out for/left for/gone to America.
68. In the Spring Festival, children will dress up to welcome a new year.
（1分) （0.5分) （0.5分）
69. It’s unbelievable that he earns his living by begging.
It was unbelievable that he earned his living by begging.
What is unbelievable is that he earns his living by begging.
What was unbelievable was that he earned his living by begging.
70. Now that everyone is/has been here, let us share tips of a balanced diet.
71. The news that he found a job excited us/cheered us up/made us very happy.
We cheered up/were excited at/were very happy at the news that he found a job.
72. John attaches great importance to developing/forming good study habits, from which he benefits a lot.
John attached great importance to developing/forming good study habits, from which he benefitted/benefited a lot.
One Possible Version:
Dear American friends,
On behalf of our school, I’d like to express our warm welc ome to you. We are honored to have you here with us.
To provide us students with a stage to show ourselves and develop our interest in English learning, we’ll have a week-long English Drama Festival. Different types of plays will be put on, some rewritten from classic novels and some created from interesting life experiences. Your presence will surely add color to our festival.
Sincerely wish you a pleasant time with us! Thank you.