听下面5段对话。每段对话后有一道小题，从每题所给的A B C三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1. What has the man bought?
2. When were the parts sent out?
A. On September 5th.
B. On September 3rd.
C. On September 7th.
3. What does the man ask the woman to do?
A. Give her ID card to him.
B. Move the kitchen table.
C. Receive a parcel.
4. Where does the conversation take place?
A. On a sports field.
B. At a shop.
C. In a car.
5. What does the man mean?
A. He didn’t read Stephen King’s last novel.
B. He liked Stephen King’s new novel.
C. He just began to read Stephen King’s new novel.
6. When is the man going home?
A. At 8:00.
B. At 9:30.
C. At 8:30.
7. What will the man do next?
A .Go to a shop. B. Meet his boss. C. Go on working.
8. What relation is Mr. Butler to the woman?
A. Her customer.
B. Her boss.
C. Her workmate.
9. What does the man suggest the woman do?
A. Do her best to help others.
B. Deal with complaints properly.
C. Put Mr. Butler’s phone calls through to him.
10. Where are the speakers?
A. At a restaurant.
B. At a cinema.
C. At a shop.
11. What does the man think of the price?
A. Too high.
C. A bit low.
12. Who is Brett Flick?
A. The woman’s husband.
B. A movie star.
C. The man’s friend. 听第9段材料，回答第13至16题。
13. What does Kate introduce in her book?
A. Some tourists.
B. Egypt’s main attractions.
C. Unusual places to visit in Egypt.
14. Why did Kate always come out with something to cover her head in the daytime?
A. To keep warm.
B. To prevent insects.
C. To avoid sunburn.
15. How did Egyptians help Kate?
A. By getting her to know about some customs.
B. By inviting her to their houses.
C. By finding buses for her.
16. What did Kate think of the trip in Egypt?
17. What does the speaker mainly talk about on job interviews?
A. Ways to make a good impression.
B. Mistakes to avoid.
C. Topics to discuss with interviewers.
18. What do 90% of the interviewees forget to do?
A. Shake hands.
B. Introduce themselves.
19. What color tie or scarf is advised to match navy blue?
20. What are interviewees supposed to do after an interview?
A. Think about their behavior carefully.
B. Say goodbye to anyone they met previously.
C. Keep in contact with the receptionist.
In between running one of the world’s largest charitable agencies and acting as Microsoft’s technology advisor, Bill Gates manages to find time to read books, both long and short. Now Gates — who has been labeled a “greedy” reader — has released a list of his favorite books of the year. All of the books are standout reads, according to the billionaire, most of which are focused on business and economy.
Here are Bill’s top four picks for the year (with parts of his full review of each book).
Business Adventures, by John Brooks
Brooks’ collection was published in 1969 and remains one of Gates’ favorites. He re-read it again this year, labeling it the “best business book I’ve ever read.”
“Shortly af ter we met, Warren Buffett lent me this collection of New Yorker business articles from the 1950s and 1960s. I loved them as much as he did. Brooks’ insights（洞察力）about business have aged beautifully, and they are as true today as ever.”
Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
Piketty’s novel hit the shelves in August 2013 and sparked much discussion concerning income inequality throughout this year. Gates also got to sit down with Piketty himself after reading t he non-fiction work to discuss the topic.
“As I told him, although I have concerns about some of his secondary points and policy prescriptions, I agree with his most important conclusions: inequality is a growing problem and that governments should play a role in reducing it.”
How Asia Works, by Joe Studwell
Studwell’s work, which was published in May this year, addresses how countries such as Japan, South Korea and China have continued to achieve high growth, and why other countries have failed to do the same.
“The agriculture sectio n of the book was particularly insightful. It provided ample food for thought for me as well as the whole Agriculture team at our foundation. And it left us thinking about whether parts of the Asian model can apply in Africa.”
Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization, by Vaclav Smil
Smil’s books are a constant favorite of the Microsoft founder —one of his books makes Gates’ list almost every year. “Making the Modern World” came out late last year and explores the global use of materials, from silicon to wood, and plastic.
“If anyone tries to tell you we’re using fewer ma terials, send him this book. With his usual skepticism and his love of data, Smil shows how our ability to make things with less material —say, soda cans that need less aluminum —makes them cheaper, which actually encourages more production.”
21. The books mentioned in the text are all about ___________.
A. charity in the world
B. business and economy
C. poverty in the world
D. Bill Gates’ life experie nce
22. Of the books, _________ is best praised by Bill Gates.
A. How Asia Works
B. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
C. Business Adventures
D. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization
23. Gates once had a personal discussion with the author of __________.
A. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
B. Business Adventures
C. How Asia Works
D. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization
24. In How Asia Works, the author analyses _________.
A. why African agriculture cannot be developed fast
B. how they can apply Asian economic model in African countries
C. why Asia is so slow in agricultural development
D. how some Asian countries have rapidly grown in economy
Is beauty something always positive? Almost everyone thinks attractive people are happier and healthier, have better marriages and have more respectable jobs. Personal advisors give them better advice for finding jobs. Even judges are softer on attractive defendants. But in the executive(主管的) circle, beauty can become a disadvantage.
While attractiveness is a positive factor for a man on his way up the executive ladder, it is harmful to a woman. Handsome male executives were considered having more honesty than plainer men; effort and ability were thought to lead to their success. Attractive female executives were considered to have less honesty than unattractive ones; their success was connected not with ability but with factors such as luck.
All unattractive women executives were thought to have more honesty and to be more capable than the attractive female executives. Why are attractive women not thought to be able? An attractive woman has an advantage in traditionally female jobs, but an attractive woman in a traditionally manly position appears to lack the manly qualities required. This is true even in politics. “When the only clue is how he or she looks, people treat men and women differently,”says Anne Bowman, who recently published a study on the effects
of attractiveness on political candidates. She asked 125 college students to rank two groups of photographs, one of men and one of women, in order of attractiveness. The students were told the photographs were of candidates for political offices. They were asked to rank them again, in the order they would vote for them.
The results showed that attractive males completely defeated unattractive men, but the women who had ranked most attractive unchangeably received the fewest votes.
25. In traditionally female jobs, attractiveness ________.
A. makes women look more honest and capable
B. strengthens the manly qualities required
C. often ena bles women to succeed quickly
D. is of no importance to women
26. Bowman’s experiment shows that when it comes to politics, attractiveness ________.
A. turns out to be a disadvantage to men
B. has as little effect on men as on women
C. affects men and women alike
D. is more of a disadvantage to women
27. According to the passage, people’s views on beauty are often ________.
28. The passage is mainly about ________.
A. the disadvantages of being attractive
B. the advantages of being attractive
C. equal rights for women
D. the importance of appearance
Phrases like “good sharing!” and “great job on the slide!” echo across American playgrounds. Coaches pass out ribbons to every participant. Scholar publishes a series called “I’m Special!” as suring readers that the ability to play with friends and sing songs makes them special indeed. We’ve been told that high self-esteem is the key to children’s happiness and success, and we’ve been praising and protecting them ever since. But has the self-esteem movement gone too far? Many experts argue that instead of raising
healthy high achievers, maybe we’re raising a generation of narcissists(自我陶醉者). “Our old concepts of self-esteem(自尊) are old-fashioned, and parents need to send the concept to the trash heap of all things outdated and usel ess,” says Aaron Cooper, co-author of I Just Want My Kids to be Happy.
While experts used to blame low self-esteem for everything from bad grades to criminal behavior, research has shown that inflated(膨胀的)self-esteem is more often the criminal. An article called “Rethinking Self-Esteem” by Roy made a stir when he supposed that criminals and drug abusers actually had higher self-esteem than the general population. Martin and Ervin found that the modern habit of constant pra ise was turning kids skeptical and unmotivated. And esteemed child development expert T. Barry recently wrote in The New York Times that the phrase “self-esteem” had lost its meaning. Parents just want their children to have a positive self-image. And while it’s easy to make fun of the ext remes of the self-esteem movement, it’s difficult to walk the fine line between acquiring self-respect and self-centeredness. Anyway, make it clear that while you have expectations for their behavior, you love and accept them unconditionally. True self-est eem isn’t about a steady stream of applause; it develops when children know their limits and responsibilities are given enough opportunities to challenge themselves, and feel secure that they’re loved even when they fail.
29. What’s the purpose of using phrases like “good sharing!” and “great job on the slider”? _________
A. To attract readers’ attention.
B. To introduce the topic.
C. To give the author’s opinion.
D. To tell readers the key to happiness and success.
30. According to the text, which of the following statements is true?____________
A. Children with high esteem are likely to be high achievers.
B. In children’s development high self-esteem plays a positive role.
C. High self-esteem makes kids motivated nowadays.
D. High self-esteem does harm to kids in a way.
31. The proper way to develop children’s true self-esteem is to .
A. give them constant praise unconditionally.
B. let them shoulder all their responsibilities.
C. offer them support even though they fail.
D. have high expectations for their behavior.
“Cleverness is a gift while kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy—they’re given after
all. Choices can be hard.” —Jeff Bezos
I got the idea to start Amazon 16 years ago. I came across the fact that the Internet usage was growing at 2,300 percent per year. I’d never seen or heard of anything that grew that fast, and the idea of building an online bookstore with millions of titles was very exciting to me. I had just turned 30 years old, and I’d been married for a year. I told my wife MacKenzie that I wanted to quit my job and go to do this crazy thing that probably wouldn’t work since most start-ups don’t, and I w asn’t sure what to expect. MacKenzie told me I should go for it. As a young boy, I’d been a garage inventor. I’d always wanted to be an inventor, and she wanted me to follow my passion.
I was working at a financial firm in New York City with a bunch of very smart people, and I had a brilliant boss that I much admired. I went to my boss and told him I wanted to start a company selling books on the Internet. He took me on a long walk in Central Park, listened carefully to me, and finally said, “That sounds like a really good idea, but it would be an even better idea for someone who didn’t already have a good job.” That logic made some sense to me, and he convinced me to think about it for 48 hours before making a final decision. Seen in that light, it really was a difficult choice, but finally, I decided I had to give it a shot. I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision not to try at all.
After much consideration, I took the less safe path to follow my passion, and I’m proud of that choice. For all of us, in the end, we are our choices.
32. What inspired the author with the idea of building an online bookstore?______
A. His dream of being an inventor.
B. The support of his wife.
C. Millions of exciting titles.
D. The greatly increasing usage of the Internet.
33. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the underlined sentence?_________
A. He would be very excited if he tried it out.
B. The idea of not trying would keep coming to his mind and disturb him.
C. He wouldn’t be always having a doubt if he didn’t try.
D. The decision not to try the online bookstore would terrify him.
34. We can know from the passage that_________ .
A. the author might not regret if he failed the idea
B. the boss thought the idea was suitable for the author
C. the author wanted someone else to try the idea
D. the author might go back to his boss if he failed
35. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?_________
A. Cleverness and Kindness
B. The Starting of Amazon
C. We Are What We Choose
D. Following My Passion
If something that you're doing doesn't challenge you, then it doesn't change you. We all need some normal stress in our lives, after all. 36 So challenge the following limits:
1. Figure out what you're scared of and do it continuously．
If you're a salesman, and you're scared of talking to people personally or over the phone, now, instead of being scared and t hinking you’ll fail, spend at least five mi nutes a day to pick up the phone and make a call. 37 But don't stop on the first try! Eventually, you can look at fear in the eyes and say, "Go on, I'm not scared!"
Make sure this hobby is not linked to your career; you have to relax and relieve your stress while performing this. Some examples might be cooking, sewing, painting and so on. Apart from helping you challenge yourself, taking a class for your hobby may also give you extra income.
3．Set aside at least nine minutes a day for physical exercise．
39 A simple 9-minute run around your neighborhood can do wonders for yourself. Exercise can not only help you maintain your regular weight, but also make you feel better about yourself.
4．Travel and allow yourself to be interested in new people．
Don't just limit yourself to your fellow travelers - try to connect with the service staff. You never know what kind of people they're going to be. Get out of your house or go online right now to book your class. 40
A. You should do it continuously．
B. Someone may hang up on yo u．
C. You don't need to go to the gym．
D. Running in the gym may be a better choice．
E. Start to travel now and learn to challenge yourself．
F. Take a class for a hobby you've been wanting to develop．
G. You can never see any improvement if you stick to your comfort zone．
The snow is gone and green grass can be seen growing close to the sunny side of homes. The birds in the back yard are singing in the bush. Spring is here, and with 41 come memories of the smell of 42 , new sneakers, and longer days.
As a kid, I knew spring arrived when I walked into the house after school and 43 paint. The first warm day would cause my mum to have the idea of 44 . She opened the windows, let the fresh air in, opened a can of paint, and put a fresh 45 on the walls of a room.
Spring was also the time to change 46 . In Nova Scotia, we had snow on the ground almost 47 from late December until late March. We spent all of our time outside wearing our 48 winter boots. To run in them was like running with two weighty bags.
In late April or early May, mum would take us to the town to buy a new pair of light 49 for each of us. I still remember the rubber 50 , with the trademark imprinted on it. After
a month or two, small hands would tear it off, and leave a circle, darker than the 51 material around it.
Later, when we returned home, my brothers and I 52 our new sneakers. The door shut 53 behind us when we rushed out, causing a shout of 54 from ou r dad. Then we ran across the fields. The weight of the heavy winter boots was 55 . It felt like we were 56 through the air or we could jump thirty feet like a kangaroo. The thoughts of summer’s approach and the 57 wind of spring rushing past our uncovered ears were 58 .
When life gets me down; when everything seems 59 ; I don’t let it 60 me. I would let my room put on a new coat of paint, pull on a new pair of sneakers, and just run like it was spring.
41. A. autumn B. spring C. winter D. summer
42. A. flowers B. food C. wine D. paint
43. A. smelled B. bought C. made D. matched
44. A. adventure B. communication C. decoration D. happiness
45. A. coat B. jacket C. sweater D. shirt
46. A. socks B. caps C. gloves D. shoes
47. A. especially B. normally C. continuously D. commonly
48. A. new B. heavy C. light D. soft
49. A. pants B. trousers C. sneakers D. glasses
50. A. circle B. rabbit C. line D. star
51. A. ugly B. colorful C. new D. faded
52. A. tore down B. put on C. made up D. turned down
53. A. heavily B. slightly C. gently D. slowly
54. A. excitement B. joy C. surprise D. anger
55. A. increasing B. coming C. gone D. measured
56. A. running B. flying C. walking D. riding
57. A. warm B. cold C. biting D. strong
58. A. terrible B. negative C. delightful D. fearful
59. A. successful B. hopeless C. satisfying D. hopeful
60. A. cheat B. change C. win D. affect
Driven by a sweet American dream, my nephew teamed up with a Korean to illegally cross the Bearing Strait to America. 61 (escape)from being punished, they hid themselves in a small ferry without sleeping for two days.
The hardship of this crossing was beyond his 62 (expect). At first, he made a living by means of raising cattle. He lived in a district where 63 majority of the residents were from Italy and Denmark. Here, different blocks were marked out from the 64 (race) angle. ___65__(Apparent) it was unfair and needed reforming. But with nowhere else to go, my nephew struggled to make a life for himself. My nephew’s fortune didn’t arrive ___66 __ one day he accidentally saved a man ___67___car slipped down a steep hill. Later this man 68 (elect) vice chairman of the Socialist Party. Then my nephew was aw are that he could turn _____ him for help. The man who was thankful helped him apply to the civil authority for the right to live in America and his claim was approved. Before long, he set about___
70__ (operate)his own business and his career has taken off since.
Peru is a country on the Pacific coast of the South America. It has three main geographical area. In the high plains is Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, on it boats can
travel. Once the centre of the powerful and extreme wealthy Inca Empire, much of South America is governed by Spain from the sixteen century onwards. Peru finally gained their independence from Spain in 1821. The ancient Inca capital is being found in the Andes. It is a popular tourist destination so it is close to the famous Inca ruins of the city of Machu Picchu. Cuzco is a lively city of many hotels and inns, where both India and Spanish culture and art can be seen.
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Dear Li Hua,
I hear that you are getting anxious about the coming college entrance examination (CEE).
As your good friend, I want to offer you some advice, which I hope will be somewhat helpful,
You are not alone. To be frank, everyone tends to become a little nervous with the
approach of CEE. However, if coped with properly, it can do good to you instead. What’s
more, you must pay attention to t he efficiency while making preparations. At the same time,
do spare some time to relax yourself and never make yourself too exhausted. After a ll, “All
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, as the old saying goes.“A rainbow always appears
after a storm.” You are bound to make it as long as you keep confident and optimistic.
All the best!