第一部分: 听力 (共两节，每小题1.5分，满分30分)
1. Where is the woman from?
A. The USA. B. Canada. C. Japan.
2. Which dress does the man tell the woman to wear?
A. The red one. B. The blue one. C. The grey one.
3. What do the speakers decide to do?
A. Have dinner late. B. See a movie tonight.
C. Meet in the man’s office.
4. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. Some songs. B. Their hobbies. C. A band.
5. Why hasn’t the man taken a photo?
A. The fog is thick. B. The temple is too far.
C. The camera is broken.
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, 并标在试卷的相应位置。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, 各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6. What did the man do in summer?
A. He visited his brother. B. He went swimming.
C. He traveled to Italy.
7. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Classmates. B. Teacher and student.
C. Guide and tourist.
8. What does the man want to do with the trousers at first?
A. To exchange them. B. To return them. C. To repair them.
9. When will the man go to a party?
A. On Wednesday. B. On Friday. C. On Saturday.
10. What will the man do on Saturday night?
A. Visit his friend. B. Attend a music festival.
C. Invite his friends to dinner.
11. What is the woman’s problem?
A. Her car has broken down.
B. Her boss told her to work at weekends.[来源:Z|xx|k.Com]
C. Her sister can’t drive her to the music festival.
12. How will the woman go to the music festival?
A. By underground. B. By bus. C. By taxi.
13. What does the man want to get for Grace at first?
A. A cat. B. Pet food. C. Books.
14. What does the woman think of shopping online?
A. Easy. B. Cheap. C. Interesting.
15. What do the speakers decide to buy in the end?
A. Sweets. B. Flowers. C. A plant.
16. Where are the speakers?
A. At home. B. At a pet shop. C. At a bookstore.
17. How did the speaker know about the good news?
A. From Julie’s mother. B. From Julie’s friends.
C. From a TV programme.
18. What does the speaker guess Julie is celebrating for?
A. A new club. B. Her new novel. C. Her graduation.
19. How does the speaker feel about Julie?
A. Disappointed. B. Worried. C. Satisfied.
20. What did Julie do as a child?
A. She won a competition. B. She joined a writing club.
C. She gave some lectures.
阅读下列短文, 从每题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中, 选出最佳选项。
People living in the UK take quite a few holidays abroad and in this country each year. Choices made about where to go, how to get there and what to do while there can either benefit or harm the environment.
While on holiday
Many of the things you can do to be greener on holiday will be the same things you can do at home—but there are also some extra things too, like avoiding gifts made from endangered plants and animals. Here are some suggestions:
●Making the most of locally produced food and drink, and local activities and attractions will support people in the area you are visiting and reduce the need for further environmental influence from transport;
●Switching off any air conditioning, heating and lights will help reduce climate change effect;
●Save water—some countries suffer from water shortages and saving water can help avoid damage to our natural habitats.
Some gifts and foods available in some countries can be made from endangered plants or animals. Check before you buy, but if in doubt, avoid animal and plant gifts. More details of the types of products to avoid and illegal trade hotspots can be found on the Souvenir Alert webpage.
Making a positive contribution to the place you are visiting
There are ways in which your holiday can help support local people and the environment;
●There are many opportunities to volunteer and help with projects that conserve and improve natural habitats;
●When you are away, or if you are looking for somewhere to visit, you can support projects or attractions which protect wildlife, such as nature reserves and conservation projects.
21. According to the passage, we can ____________ to help reduce climate change effect.
A. save electricity B. buy local food and drink
C. make good use of water D. go around on foot
22. We should check the gifts and foods before buying because ____________.
A. sometimes they are of poor quality
B. they may not be typical local products
C. some of them will do harm to our health
D. they may be made from endangered animals or plants
23. The passage is mainly about ____________.
A. travel dos and don’ts
B. greener choices for holiday
C. tips on protecting endangered species
D. the harm done to the environment
Somali pirates (海盗) robbed three Thai fishing ships with 77 sailors on board nearly l,200 miles off the Somali coast, the farthest-off-shore attack to date, an officer said Tuesday.
Pirates have gone farther south and east in answer to increased patrols (巡逻) by warships off the Somali shore. The robbing of the three ships Sunday was about 600 miles outside the normal operation area for the international force, said a spokesman.
The spokesman said the attack so far out at sea was a clear sign that the international patrols against pirates were having a “marked effect on pirate activity in the area”.
“Once they start attacking that far out, you’re not even really talking about the Somali basin or areas of water that have any connection with Somalia,” said an officer, Roger Middleton. “Once you’re that far out, it’s just the Indian Ocean, and it means you’re looking at trade going from the Gulf to Asia, from Asia to South Africa.”
“This is the farthest robbing to date. They are now operating near the Maldives and India,” said another officer.
The three ships—the MV Prantalay 11, 12, and 14—had 77 members on board in total. All of them are Thai, the spokesman said. Before the Sunday robbing, pirates held 11 ships and 228 sailors.
Pirates have increased attacks over the past year in hopes of catching more dollar payments. Because of increased patrols and defenses on board ships, the success rate (率) has gone down, though the number of successful attacks has stayed the same year over year.
24. The pirate attack reported in the text happened ____________.
A. far out in the Indian Ocean B. in the normal patrol area
C. near the Somali coast D. in the south of Africa
25. According to the text, which can best describe the situation of the pirate problems?
A. More goods on board are lost.
B. Pirate attacks happen in a larger area now.
C. The number of attacks has stayed the same these years.
D. Pirate attacks are as serious as before along the Somali coast.
26. Which is true about the warship patrols according to the text?
A. The patrols are of little effect.
B. The patrols are more difficult.
C. More patrols are quite necessary even in Asia.
D. The patrols only drive the pirates to other areas.
27. How many sailors were held by the pirates up to the time of the report?
A. 228. B. 77. C. 383. D. 305.
London—What could possibly be wrong with planting trees? The benefits (益处) are obvious: they firm the soil soak up extra water and take carbon dioxide (二氧化碳) out of the atmosphere.
However, it now turns out that planting trees could add to global warming.Tree roots do a great job of keeping soil firmly on the ground and out of the wind’s power. The problem is that some of those dust clouds play an important part in soaking up carbon dioxide.
Huge dust storms which is generally believed to have done nothing favorable for man blow out over the oceans from dry parts of North Africa and Central Asia. Tons of dusts are lifted and left as a thin film over the ocean surface. The dust fuels oceanic life.
Dust from China is carried east and left in the Pacific Ocean. If a tree-planting programme there is successful and the dust supply reduced the next result may be that less carbon dioxide gets locked away in the ocean.
Andy Ridgwell an environmental scientist from the University of East Anglia has spent the past few years studying dust and says his work “shows clearly the complexity of the system and the importance of rat tinkering (修补) with it without
understanding the results. For this reason the need to focus (集中) on cutting carbon dioxide giving off rather than monkeying (瞎摆弄) about with the land surface. ”
An American scientist Robert Jackson has shown that when native grassland areas are invaded by trees carbon is lost from the soil. “We are studying why the soil carbon disappears but one theory is that trees do a lot more of their growing above ground compared to grasses so less carbon goes directly into the soil from trees. ” says Jackson.
In wet areas of the world the gain from trees absorbing carbon dioxide above ground seems to be outweighed by the loss of carbon from the soil below ground. Countries that plan to combat global warming by Planting trees may have to think again.
Solutions to environmental problems are often more complex than they first appear and understanding the Earth’s climate is a very great challenge.
28. People usually hold the opinion that ____________.
A. huge dust storms can destroy carbon dioxide
B. huge dust storms can destroy the oceans on the earth
C. planting trees could reduce global warming
D. planting trees is the only way to control huge dust storms
29. Andy Ridgwell, the environmental scientist believes that ____________.
A. dust plays a more important part than trees
B. trees shouldn’t have been planted in dry places
C. environmental problems are more complex than expected
D. carbon dioxide is harmful to everything
30. Robert Jackson’s experiment proves that ____________.
A. grassland areas should be covered by forests
B. trees hold more carbon than grass
C. less carbon can make trees grow faster
D. carbon can turn grass into dust
31. The underlined word “combat” in the text probably means ____________.
A. learn about B. give up C. live with D. fight against
There are two basic ways to see growth: one as a product, the other as a process. People have generally viewed personal growth as an external (外在的) result or a product that can easily be identified and measured. The worker who gets a rise, the student whose grades improve, and the foreigner who learns a new language—all these examples of people who have measurable results to show for their efforts.
By contrast (对照), the process of personal growth is much more difficult to determine, since it is a journey and not the specific signposts or landmarks along the way. The process is not the road itself, but rather the attitudes and feelings people have, their caution or courage, as they meet with new experiences and unexpected difficulties. In this process, the journey never really ends; there are always new ways to experience the world, new ideas to try, new challenges to accept.
In order to grow, to travel new roads, people need to have a willingness to take risks, to face the unknown, and to accept the possibility that they may “fail” at first. How we see ourselves as we try a new way of being is essential to our ability to grow. Do we see ourselves as quick and curious? If so, then we tend to take more changes and to be more open to unfamiliar experiences. Do we think we’re shy and indecisive? Then our sense of fear can cause us to hesitate, to move slowly, and not to take a step until we know the ground is safe. Do we think we’re slow to adapt to change or that we’re not smart enough to deal with a new challenge? Then we are likely to take a more passive role or not try at all.
These feelings of insecurity and self-doubt are both unavoidable and necessary if we are to change and grow. If we do not face and overcome these internal fears and doubts, if we protect ourselves too much, then we stop growing. We become trapped inside a shell of our own making.
32. In the author’s eyes, one who views personal growth as a process would
A. succeed in climbing up the social ladder
B. judge his ability to grow from his own achievements
C. face difficulties and take up challenges
D. aim high and reach his goal each time
33. Which of the following can be viewed as the process of personal growth?
A. Our manager was always willing to accept new challenges.
B. Little Tom won the first prize in the Speech Contest.
C. Max picked up French while he was in Paris.
D. Daddy’s salary rose from $3,000 to $3,800.
34. For personal growth, the author is in favor of all the following EXCEPT
A. being curious about more changes
B. being quick in self-adaptation
C. having an open mind to new experiences
D. staying away from failures and challenges
35. The best title for this passage should be ____________.
A. Facing new challenges
B. Growth—product or process
C. Unavoidable feeling of self-doubt
D. Overcoming internal fears
第二节 (共5小题；每小题2分, 满分10分)
Get to know yourself as an investor with simple questions
As investors, we need to truly know ourselves. 36 Writing out our personal preferences, numerical goals, and individual time frames can facilitate our decision-making. Here are several questions you should address to help you better understand yourself.
A person in his or her twenties may have more difficulty saving money than a person in his or her fifties. On the other hand, an investor in his or her twenties may be more inclined to take a higher level of investment risk than an investor who plans on retiring in the next few years because he or she has more time to make back any lost money.
When did you start investing?
If you have years of experience with investing, your confidence will probably be higher than that of a new investor. 38 Before determining your risk preference, it would be wise to consider your experience and confidence.
How much can you afford to lose?
Weigh your possible risk versus your possible reward. Write down the percentage of your portfolio that you believe you can afford to lose. 39
With a higher affordable percentage, one could potentially consider more risky investments.
How often do you regret bad choices?
40 How long did it take for you to get over those choices? Are you the kind of person who can forget about poor choices, label them as sunk costs, and walk away? Or, do you wish things had worked out differently? If you regret “bad choices” for a long time, extremely risky or short-term investment might not be fit for your personality type. Knowing yourself can make it easier to select the most comfortable investments for you.
A. How old are you?
B. How much money do you need to save?
C. It is one of the most important aspects in financial planning.
D. Think back to the poor choices you’ve made.
E. Oftentimes, experience leads to greater tolerance for riskier investments.
F. Many of our money-saving habits are driven by our age.
G. When doing so, consider your budget, your employment stability, and your
阅读下面短文, 从短文后各题所给的A、B、C和D四个选项中, 选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
Every day on the way to work I drive down a street lined with pine trees. One tree in particular 41 my attention. It must have suffered some
42 . Part of its trunk grew nearly parallel to the ground, and then in an effort to 43 its own course of life, the trunk took a 90 degree turn
44 to stand tall and stretch toward the sun.
This tree became a 45 for me. Each day as I drove by, I saw this bent but determined tree and I would be 46 . It was a reminder to me that
47 I may not have had the best start in life, I could change 48 in the parts of my life at any time.
I was planning to stop one day to get a perfect 49 of my kindred-spirit (志趣相同的) tree. But that week I was 50 . After that busy week, I still didn’t take any action. Every time I drove by the tree I would 51 myself, “Tomorrow, I’ll stop tomorrow to take one.” Then one day, as I 52 by “my” tree, I glanced over, and much to my 53 found a sawed-off stump (树桩) where that symbolic tree had stood. Gone. I had 54 my plan until “tomorrow” and tomorrow proved to be too 55 .
A picture of a tree is not of great 56 . But my lesson rang through clearly 57 I found out one of my colleagues had been 58 with stage-four cancer. He may no longer have many 59 .
What have you been putting off? What would you do if you knew you would
60 have the opportunity to do it again? Why not do those things in time that you have been putting off until tomorrow?
41. A. paid B. caught C. fixed D. escaped
42. A. damage B. influence C. experience D. defeat
43. A continue B. design C. change D. imagine
44. A. applying B. attempting C. happening D. learning
45. A. shelter B. signal C. sign D. symbol
46. A. interested B. satisfied C. encouraged D. educated
47. A. even though B. as if C. in case D. if only
48. A. purpose B. plan C. habit D. direction
49. A. glance B. view C. picture D. knowledge
50. A. busy B. free C. worried D. bored
51. A. tell B. help C. call D. see
52. A. wandered B. drove C. rode D. ran
53. A. surprise B. pleasure C. regret D. happiness
54. A. taken off B. cut off C. put off D. called off
55. A. cold B. far C. sunny D. late
56. A. value B. achievement C. fun D. disappointment
57. A. when B. before C. because D. unless
58. A. linked B. combined C. provided D. diagnosed
59. A. lives B. tomorrows C. lessons D. opportunities
60. A. surely B. almost C. ever D. never
第二节 (共10小题；每小题1.5分, 满分15分)
Together with our two-year-old daughter, my husband and I traveled to the Solomon Islands last May. 1 (think) that it was very hot in the Solomon Islands, we were wearing only light clothes. At midnight, however, it became 2
(freeze) cold on the bus. My husband and I held our kid in our arms, trying to keep her warm, 3 didn’t help , though. Then at one stop, an old lady came forward to us with a small knee rug 4 her hand. The lady said the rug 5
(make) by herself and she wanted us to use it. With the rug over her, our now-warm child slept all the way. When the lady was about to get off, I tried to wake up my daughter 6 (return)her rug, but she said, “No, keep it. I can always make another one!”
Now that little rug has become a symbol of the 7 ( kind) of strangers .The mg was handmade with the colors carefully 8 (choose). Yet its maker parted with it to keep my family warm for a night. I’m forever 9
(thank), not just for the warmth that night, 10 for the lifelong reminder of the goodness of people.
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文, 请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处语言错误, 每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
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。
2. 只允许修改10处, 多者(从第11处起)不计分。
I was waiting in a line for breakfast when an accident occur. A cars driver knocked down an old man who were crossing the road. It was at least one minute after the driver realized what had happened. The suggestion that an ambulance was sent to the scene was offered by the crowd. The ambulance quick arrived in a few minutes later. The driver and the crowd help carry the old man to ambulance together was an unforgettable picture. The manner in that people treated the old man was highly appreciated by their sons and daughters.
3. 参考词汇：杰作 masterpiece；故宫 the Imperial Palace；颐和园 the Summer Palace；世界遗产名录 the World Heritage List。
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to Beijing.