1. What is the man going to do on Sunday?
A. To have a party.
B. To go camping.
C. To go camping and have a party.
2. How much will the woman pay for the two blouses？
A. $ 55.
B. $ 110.
C. $ 64.
3. Where are the speakers?
A. At a restaurant.
B. At a zoo.
C. At an art museum.
4. What is the man doing?
A. Eating some fruits.
B. Ordering a meal.
C. Buying some fruits.
5. What is the woman?
A. A worker.
B. A teacher.
C. A student.
6. When is the World Aids Day?
A. December 1.
B. November 1.
C. The first day in September.
7. Why do people wear the Red Ribbons?
A. To demonstrate（展示） care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment（奉献）.
B. To remember the dead.
C. To look beautiful.
8. What is the theme of this year?
A. Universal Access and Human Rights.
B. The Red Ribbon.
C. HIV and AIDS.
9. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
B. Popular sports.
C. Famous countries.
10. Which activity in the USA is introduced in the dialogue?
11. How many countries are mentioned in the dialogue?
12. How long have the two speakers not seen each other?
A. Two years.
B. Three years.
C. Five years.
13. Which of the following pictures shows Gerry?
14. What is the relationship between the two speakers?
A. Husband and wife.
B. Teacher and student.
C. Former classmates.
15. How are they booking their tickets?
A. On the phone.
C. At the front.
16. Where do they prefer to sit？
A. In the middle.
B. At the back.
C. In the front.
17. How does the man most probably feel?
18. What is the main idea about this paragraph?
A. What to do for studying well.
B. How to deal with others.
C. What to do before a job interview.
19. How many pieces of advice does the author put up with?
20. How do you show that you are the best choice for the position？
A. I have all kinds of abilities.
B. I always abbey the rules of the company.
C. I have three-year experience in the shop and strong confidence to do the work.
Exploit your parking space
An unused parking space or garage can make money. If you live near a city center or an airport, you could make anything up to ￡200 or ￡300 a week. Put an advertisement（广告）for free on Letpark or Atmyhousepark. Rent（出租）a room
Spare room? Not only will a lodger（房客）earn you an income, but also, thanks to the government-backed “rent a room” program, you won’t have to pay any tax on the first ￡4500 you make per year. Try advertising your room on Roomspare or Roommateeasy.
Make money during special events
Don’t want a full-time lodger? Then rent on a short-term basis. If you live in the capital, renting a room out during the Olympics or other big events could bring in money. Grashpadder can advertise your space.
Live on set
Renting your home out as a “film set” could earn you hundreds of pounds a day, depending on the film production company and how long your home is needed. A quick search on the Internet will bring up dozens of online companies that allow you to register your home for free—but you will be charged if your home gets picked.
Use your roof
You need the right kind of roof, but some energy companies pay the cost of fixing solar equipment(around ￡14,000) and let you use the energy produced for nothing. In return, they get paid for unused energy fed back into the National Grid. However, you have to sign a 25-year agreement with the supplier, which cou ld prevent you from changing the roof.
21. If you earn ￡5000 from renting a room in one year, the tax you need to pay will be based on ______.
22. Where can you put an advertisement to rent out a room during a big event?
A. On Letpark.
B. On Roomspare.
C. On Grashpadder.
D. On Roommateeasy.
23. If you want to use energy free, you have to_____.
A. sign an agreement with the government
B. pay around ￡14,000 for the equipment
C. sell the roof to some energy companies
D. keep the roof unchanged within 25 years
24. For whom is the text most probably written?
C. House owners.
D. Online companies
In the past hundred years, a million people have died in earthquakes, another million have been killed by hurricanes and tornadoes(龙卷风) and 9 million have lost their lives in floods. In addition to the many millions more have died as a result of hunger and diseases. We should also not forget in many of the world's countries drought, serious water shortage, is a fact of life, especially in the African Sahel area bordering the Sahara Desert.
Scientists and engineers around the world have made great advances in earthquake engineering. It is, of course, impossibly physically to move cities such as Tokyo and San Francisco that have been built on earthquake belts. But most often it is not the earthquake that kills people. It is the falling buildings, bridges and so on that cause deaths, and such a happening can be greatly reduced by better building programs.
Finally, perhaps we need to consider the natural disaster that we are causing ourselves. Through our mismanagement of the planet's resources we have sped up the dying out of hundreds of sorts of plants and animals, at the same time possibly destroying our own long term surroundings for life Maybe this is one disaster that could be prevented if we are willing to act with a sense of responsibility.
25. ______ people have been killed in natural disasters in the past 100 years.
A. More than 11 million
C. 10 million
D. More than 1 million
26. Which of the following hasn't killed people?
A. Earthquakes and floods.
B. Hurricanes and tornadoes.
C. Droughts and water shortages.
D. None of the above.
27. According to the text, we can say that______ .
A. earthquakes can be prevented from happening
B. cities built on earthquake belts can be moved in time
C. losses and deaths caused by earthquakes can be reduced with human efforts
D. nothing can be done with earthquakes
28. What does the underlined phrase “one disaster” in t he last paragraph refer to?
B. Man's mismanagement of natural resources.
C. The text doesn't tell us.
D. All of the disasters mentioned.
Along the river banks of the Amazon and the Orinoco there lives a bird that swims before it can fly, flies like a fat chicken, eats green leaves, has the stomach of a cow and has claws (爪) on its wings when young. They build their homes about 4.6m above the river, an important feature (特征) for the safety of the young. It is called the hoatzin.
In appearance, the birds of both sexes look very much alike with brown on the back and cream and red on the underside. The head is small, with a large set of feathers on the top, bright red eyes, and blue skin. Its nearest relatives are the common birds, cuckoos. Its most striking feature, though,
is only found in the young.
Baby hoatzins have a claw on the leading edge of each wing and another at the end of each wing tip. Using these four claws, together with the beak (喙), they can climb about in the bushes, looking very much like primitive birds must have done. When the young hoatzins have learned to fly, they lose their claws.
During the drier months between December and March hoatzins fly about the forest in groups of 20 to 30 birds, but in April, when the rainy season begins, they collect together in smaller living units of two to seven birds for producing purposes.
29．What is the text mainly about?
A．Hoatzins in dry and rainy seasons.
B．The relatives and enemies of hoatzins.
C．Primitive birds and hoatzins of the Amazon.
D．The appearance and living habits of hoatzins.
30．Young hoatzins are different from their parents in that_________ ．
A．they look like young cuckoos
B．they have claws on the wings
C．they eat a lot like a cow
D．they live on river banks
31．What can we infer about primitive birds from the text?
A．They had claws to help t hem climb.
B．They could fly long distances.
C．They had four wings like hoatzins.
D．They had a head with long feathers on the top.
32．Why do hoatzins collect together in smaller groups when the rainy season comes?
A．To find more food. B．To protect themselves better.
C．To keep themselves warm. D．To produce their young.
Four schoolchildren from Bel g rade were out on their bikes on Wednesday evening. Unexpectedly, they saw an elderly man grasping for breath(喘息)in the street. They tried to call the police and ambulance service, but their phones were not working due to network problems.
Before the Polish man became unconscious, the children kept him calm while they flagged down(挥手示意停车)a passing driver. The children used words they had picked up from their Polish classmates
to translate the injured man’s answers to the driver’s questions. Gary, 10, and his six-year-old sister, Lily, stayed with the man while Thymus and Owen, both 11, led the ambulance to the spot where he lay. Soon the man was taken to hospital.
The fantastic four children who came to the aid of the elderly man deserve the highest respect for their quick-thinking and courage in an emergency situation. They are a credit not only to themselves, but to their families and their school. And it is great to be able to hear such a positive story about young people.
What is not so positive about this story is the fact that several adults apparently walked by without stopping to help. This seeming indifference to an emergency situation is a well noted phenomenon which psychologists sometimes refer to as“the bystander effect”. Research suggests that when a group of people witness an emergency, people are likely to assume that somebody else will intervene and they feel that the burden of responsibility is lifted from their shoulders.
Perhaps the ans wer to this sort of things is to introduce a“Good Samaritan”law. This already exists in France and places a legal responsibility on people who witness an emergency situation to help out as long as they can do so. This certainly seems to remove any doubt about who bears the burden of responsibility for offering assistance to everyone.
33. What can we learn about the elderly man?
A. He spoke Polish with the children.
C. He was taken to hospital by the driver.
D. He recovered consciousness in the street.
34. In Paragraph 3, the author mainly .
A. shows his great sympathy for the man
B. gives high praise to the four children
C. offers his special thanks to the driver
D. expresses his anger at several adults
35. The underlined w ord “intervene” in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to“”.
A. be curious
B. go on
C. give up
D. get involved
DO you speak American or British English? This may be a question you have heard before. But in fact, __36___________. For example, Canada has its own En glish. The country has its own dictionaries. The Canadian Press has its own style guide, too. And last year the Editors’ Association of Canada released (发布) a third edition (版本) of Editing Canadian English. In fact, ______37____________. British author Katherine Barber has collected many Canadianisms in her book Only in Canada, You Say. Despite (尽管) using some British spellings like “colour” and “honour” and the name “zed” instead of“zee” for the letter Z, Canadians also use the same words as Americans in different ways. For example, in Canada, if you write a test, you’re the one being tested, _____38_________________. Also, Canadians use different words from Americans for the same t hings: “bachelor (单身) apartment” for studio apartment, “runner” for sneaker or running shoe and “two-four” for a case of 24 bottles or cans of beer. Because of Canadians’ love of hockey (曲棍球),___39_________ . These include deking someone out, meaning faking (假装) doing something to move someone out of position, and stickhandling a problem, meaning dealing with a problem.
“These Canadianisms show the differences between Canadian and American cul ture,” the BBC noted. “Though English-speaking Canadians are still loyal to the Queen, ____40_________; they’re just interested in using the British connection to show that they are different from people who live in the US.”
A.while in the US you’re the test maker
B. Canada is an independent country
C. Canadian English has its own pronunciations and words
D. they also use hockey metaphors (比喻)
E. there are more than just two types of the language
F. they aren’t truly interested in being British or sounding British
G. many people play hockey in this country
When Alice started to cycle home from Jenny’s house, she wasn’t nervous. She was certainly not afraid of the dark. 41 , it was only a 15-minute ride home. But halfway there, she began to wish that she hadn’t been so 42 .
As she rounded a sharp bend, it suddenly 43 cold－very cold. Alice’s breath became puffs of white cloud and her legs were so cold that it became hard to ride.
With her heart beating fast, she struggled so hard to move 44 that she didn’t hear the car which suddenly appeared beside her. She stopped by the road. The big black car also 45 . Slowly, the passenger-window began to slide down. Alice held her breath. In the soft light inside the car, something