第一部分: 听力 (共两节，每小题1.5分，满分30分)
1. What does the woman think of the man’s shirt for the party?
A. It is not large enough. B. Its material is not good.
C. The color is not suitable.
2. Why was the man late?
A. He had supper with others. B. He played three operations.
C. He had a car accident.
3. What’s the population of Hawaii?
A. About 1,000,000. B. About 100,000. C. About 10,000,000.
4. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. At a bookstore. B. At a store. C. At a hospital.
5. What can we learn about the man over there according to the conversation?
A. The man is a kind person. B. The man has few words.
C. The woman doesn’t like the man.
6. When will Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix be on show?
A. On Friday, July 31st. B. On Friday, July 13th.
C. On Saturday, July 14th.
7. Where did the woman get the information?
A. On the radio B. On TV. C. In the newspaper.
8. What is Irene doing now?
A. Using the computer. B. Working on her report.
C. Going shopping.
9. Why is the woman worried about Irene?
A. She spends too much money going shopping.
B. She does too much work on the report.
C. She spends too much time on the Internet.
10. What will the woman do after checking her email?
A. Reply to the email.
B. Go to play with Irene.
C. Get Irene out of the computer room.
11. What was the man looking for?
A. Records of guitar music. B. Books of modern guitar.
C. Records of country music.
12. What happened to the man’s records?
A. He enjoyed them but lost them. B. He damaged them carelessly.
C. His father got them back.
13. Where were the records when the man saw them?
A. On a shelf. B. In the window. C. On the counter.
14. What day was yesterday?
A. Monday. B. Thursday. C. Friday.
15. Why was the woman late for the appointment?
A. The road was crowded.
B. She was stopped by a policeman.
C. Her car broke down halfway.
16. What had the woman’s children done to the dog?
A. They hurt the dog.
B. They covered the dog with feathers.
C. They gave the dog a bath.
17. What was the worst thing yesterday to the woman?
A. She forgot inviting her boss and his wife over.
B. She forgot to cook dinner for her husband.
C. Her boss and his wife came to her house unexpectedly.
18. What does the speaker want to tell about?
A. How money came into being.
B. Things once served as money in the past.
C. How the value of money was decided.
19. Which of the following was used for money for some early Asians?
A. Tea. B. Salt. C. Nuts.
20. What was the common character of the things used as money?
A. Difficult to get. B. Practical in use. C. Valuable in people’s mind.
Shanghai Disneyland: Attractions and Tips
Welcome to a never-before-seen world of wonder where you can arouse the magical dream within your heart. This is Shanghai Disneyland, a fun experience filled with creativity, adventure and thrills for Guests of all ages! Set your sights on Enchanted Storybook Castle -- the largest Disney castle on the planet — and then get ready to explore as you discover 6 unique and unforgettable lands: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove and Tomorrow Land.
Monday -- Thursday: 09:00 -- 21:00
Friday -- Sunday: 08:00 -- 22:00
Oct -- Dec
Sunday -- Friday: 10:00 -- 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 -- 20:00
Visitors can book tickets on the official website or mobile app of the park or by calling 400-180-0000 / 86-21-31580000. They can also follow the official Wechat account Shanghai Disney Resort to book a ticket. Of course, tickets can be bought at the entrance, but there may be a long queue. Visitors need to show passports or ID cards to book tickets and enter.
Five Things You Shouldn’t Miss
● TRON Lightcycle Power Run
● Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure
● “Mickey’s Storybook Express” Parade
● Enchanted Storybook Castle
● Broadway-style show The Lion King
The cartoon characters Judy and Nick in Zootopia, the animated movie whose box office hit $1 billion globally in 2016, will be added to Disney’s signature “Mickey’s Storybook Express” Parade, said Robert Iger, the president and CEO of Walt Disney.
Things to Remember
● Only well-packaged food and water are allowed.
● Selfie sticks, large tripods, folding chairs, and large luggage are banned.
● Visitors above 16 should not be dressed in cartoon, movie and comic costumes.
● Disney Fast-pass tickets for free can save you from waiting in a long queue.
● Comfortable sneakers are strongly recommended for a long walk during the day.
● Animals are not allowed to enter as well, excluding guide dogs.
21. It can be inferred from the passage that ____________.
A. Enchanted Storybook Castle is a must-see sight
B. Broadway-style show The Lion King is a 3D movie
C. “Mickey’s Storybook Express” Parade earns $1 billion in 2016
D. Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure is an animated movie
22. What day is supposed to be the busiest day according to the passage?
A. Thursday. B. Friday. C. Saturday. D. Sunday.
23. It can be concluded from the last part of the passage that ____________.
A. blind people are not allowed to visit the lands
B. visitors can only eat and drink at certain places
C. cartoon costumes and uncomfortable sneakers are banned
D. Disney Fast-pass tickets can help visitors enter the lands fast
Whether we should allow marine (海洋的) parks to stay open has been widely debated in our community recently. A variety of different arguments have been put forward about it.
Smith, a sociologist, argued that dolphin parks provide the only opportunity for much of the public to see marine mammals. As this argument goes, most Australians live in cities and never get to see these animals. Marine parks allow the average Australian to appreciate our marine wildlife. However, in fact, there are many places where they can be seen in the wild. Moreover, these places do not charge an overpriced entry fee — they are free.
Dr. Alison Lane, the director of the Cairns Marine Science Institute, insists that we need marine parks for scientific research. She argues that much of our knowledge of marine mammals comes from studies which were undertaken at marine parks. The knowledge which is obtained at marine parks can be useful for planning for the protection of marine mammal species. However, Jones, a zoologist, explains that park research is only useful for understanding captive animals in the parks and is not useful for learning about animals in the wild. Their diets are different, they have significantly lower life lengths and they are more likely to have a disease. In addition, marine mammals in dolphin parks are trained and this means that their patterns of social behavior are changed.
The Marine Park Owners Association holds that marine parks attract a lot of foreign tourists. They say that these tourists spend a lot of money, increasing our foreign exchange earnings and helping our national balance of payments. However, foreign tourists would still come to Australia if the parks were closed down. Indeed, surveys of overseas tourists show that they come here for a variety of other reasons and not to visit places like Seaworld. Tourists come here to see our native wildlife in its natural environment and not to see it in cages and concrete pools. They can see animals in those conditions in their own countries.
In a word, perhaps an agreement cannot be reached now. However, a question does deserve our consideration: if we continue with our past crimes against these creatures, how will our future generations view us?
24. Who supports the idea of closing marine parks?
A. Most Australians. B. Alison Lane.
C. Smith. D. Jones.
25. What does the author intend to tell us in Paragraph 3?
A. The results from studies are valuable in animal protection.
B. Scientific research at the marine parks has its limitations.
C. Captive animals have biology changes in marine parks.
D. Human behavior causes harmful effects on the animals.
26. The author tries to persuade readers to accept his argument mainly by ____________.
A. pointing out it’s unnecessary to keep marine parks
B. using evidence he has collected at the marine parks
C. discussing the advantages of animals’ natural homes
D. questioning the way the animals are studied
27. The attitude of the author to marine parks is ____________.
A. supportive B. objective C. negative D. neutral
Detective Keeling took his client (客户) — a good-looking lady into the yard of the store together. The lady opened a door in the wall and they entered the small room behind the store. They crossed the room to a locked door.
Mr. Keeling took some special keys from his pocket. Moments later, one of the keys unlocked the door. The lady went into the store. She said she would hide under the table to keep watch on her husband. Mr. Keeling did not follow her.
The detective went quickly to the policeman’s house. Then the two men hurried to the jewelry store. They looked through the window. The policeman was surprised. He spoke to Mr. Keeling. “I don’t understand. You told me, ‘Robbins took a young woman to a restaurant.’ Where is she? ”
“There she is,” said Mr. Keeling. He pointed through the window.
“Do you know the lady with Robbins?” asked the policeman.
“That’s his secret friend,” said Mr. Keeling.
“No! You’re wrong! That’s Robbins’ wife,” said the policeman. “I’ve known her for fifteen years.”
“What?” the detective shouted. His face became pale. “Who is under the table in the store?”
He started to kick the door of the jewelry store. Mr. Robbins came to the door and opened it. The policeman and the detective ran into the store.
“Look under that table!” shouted the detective. “Be quick!” The policeman lifted the cloth and put his arm under the table. He pulled out a black dress and a woman’s wig (假发)．
“Is this young lady your wife?” Mr. Keeling asked the jeweler. He pointed at the woman.
“Yes! She is my wife!” said Mr. Robbins angrily. “Why did you kick my door? Why are those clothes under my table?”
“Please check all the jewelry in your store, Mr. Robbins,” the policeman said. “Is anything missing?”
Some diamond rings and some expensive necklaces were missing. The missing jewelry was worth $ 800.
Later that night, Mr. Keeling was sitting in his office. He was looking through a big book of photographs. They were photographs of criminals. The policeman had brought the book to the detective’s office. Suddenly, Mr. Keeling stopped turning the pages. He looked at a picture of a handsome young man with a familiar face.
The next morning, Mr. Keeling paid the jeweler$800, then closed his office.
28. At the beginning, the lady was able to go into the jewelry store because ____________.
A. She went to the back yard and found the way
B. She was the owner of the store and had the key
C. two men helped her together to enter the store
D. Mr. Keeling unlocked the door to the store
29. The young lady who stayed with Mr. Robbins in the jewelry store was actually ____________.
A. Mr. Robbins’ sister B. Mr. Robbins’ secret friend
C. Mr. Robbins’ wife D. a clever thief
30. It can be inferred from the passage that Mr. Keeling cooperated with his client________.
A. so that he could get some jewelry from the store
B. because he thought he was helping the lady
C. because he wanted to play a joke on Mr. Robbins
D. so that he could get a job as a policeman
31. The missing jewelry worth $ 800 was in fact taken away by ____________.
A. a young woman B. a young man
C. a detective D. a policeman
Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding electronic devices? The solution may be just a few steps away.
“Energy harvesting” promises to power countless consumer devices, often with nothing more than your body’s movement or heat. Dozens of companies around the world already offer such products, but many experts believe the market for the technology could explode due to more and more electronic devices.
“It’s huge,” said Graham Martin, CEO of a businesse that promotes wireless energy-harvesting technologies. “if all these devices are all battery-powered, we’ll have a problem because there’s not enough lithium (锂) in the world.”
Among the most basic forms of the technology is body power. When certain materials are pressed or lengthened, the movement of their atoms (原子) creates an electrical charge. Automatic watches have used the concept for decades, for example, by winding themselves when their user moves their arm. Now, the concept is being considered for a number of other devices.
In a contest seeking new ideas for wearable technologies, Intel awarded $5,000 for a concept to change the temperature difference between a person’s body and a special piece of clothing they’d wear into electricity for mobile devices.
Using sound to power devices is another energy-harvesting form. Stanford University engineers are testing smart microchips that create electricity from ultrasound (超声波) to power tiny devices that can analyze a person’s nervous system or treat their diseases.
A textile research association in Spain is proposing to obtain electricity from radio waves that flow around everyone to power sensors into clothes, which can monitor a person’s heartbeat or other vital signs.
Research firm ID Tech Ex has estimated that annual global sales of energy-harvesting products could hit $2.6 billion by 2024, while Winter Green Research predicts sales of $4.2 billion by 2019.
Obtaining continuous energy from devices can be complex, however. For one thing, what makes the electricity has to be constant to be useful. Moreover, the amount of power the devices produce depends on the person using them. Generally speaking, taller people on average provide about 20 percent more power than shorter ones when walking, running or cycling.
It’s also unclear how eagerly consumers might welcome energy-harvesting products. While such devices are expected to cost less than battery-powered ones when compared over many years, experts say, people may continue buying devices with batteries merely because those would be cheaper in the short term.
32. Which “explode” in the following sentences has the most similar meaning to the word “explode” in Para 2?
A. They were clearing up when the second bomb exploded.
B. The continued tension could explode into more violence.
C. The population exploded to 40,000 during the last tourist season.
D. The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary.
33. What makes “energy harvesting” necessary according to the passage?
A. The waste of lithium in the world. B. The increasing number of electronic devices.
C. The development of technology. D. The pollution caused by batteries.
34. There are ____________ ways in total of “Energy- harvesting” mentioned in this passage.
A. 4 B. 5 C.3 D. 6
35. Which of the following might be the best title for the passage?
A. Energy harvesting: a temperature-based technology
B. Energy harvesting: a high-profit technology
C. Energy harvesting: a warmly-welcome technology
D. Energy harvesting: an environment-friendly technology
Building Trust in a Relationship Again
Trust is a learned behavior that we gain from past experiences. 36 Trust is a risk. But you can’t be successful when there’s a lack of trust in a relationship that results from an action where the wrongdoer takes no responsibility to fix the mistake.
Unfortunately, we’ve all been victims of betrayal. Whether we’ve been stolen from, lied to, misled, or cheated on, there are different levels of losing trust. Sometimes people simply can’t trust anymore. 37 It’s understandable, but if you’re willing to build trust in a relationship again, we have some steps you can take to get you there.
38 Having confidence in yourself will help you make better choices because you can see what the best outcome would be for your well-being.
39 If you’ve been betrayed, you are the victim of your circumstance. But there’s a difference between being a victim and living with a “victim mentality”. At some point in all of our lives, we’ll have our trust tested or violated.
You didn’t lose “everything”. Once trust is lost, what is left? Instead of looking at the situation from this hopeless angle, look at everything you still have and be thankful for all of the good in your life. 40 Instead, it’s a healthy way to work through the experience to allow room for positive growth and forgiveness.
A. Learn to really trust yourself.
B. It is putting confidence in someone.
C. Stop regarding yourself as the victim.
D. Remember that you can expect the best in return.
E. They’ve been too badly hurt and they can’t bear to let it happen again.
F. This knowledge carries over in their attitude toward their future relationships.
G. Seeing the positive side of things doesn’t mean you’re ignoring what happened.
Growing up is not always easy. When facing difficulties, courage and a spirit of independence can be more useful than crying for 41 ! That’s what Hong Zhanhui’s story of 42 from boy to man with family hardships (艰难) tell us.
Hong was born in 1982 in a poor family in Xihua County, Henan Province. When he was
43 11, his father became mentally ill and one day came back with an abandoned baby girl. A year later, Hong’s mother and younger brother both 44 home because of poverty (贫困) and pressure (压力) from his sick father.
The burden (负担) fell onto the 12-year-old’s shoulders: to treat his father’s illness, to
45 the adopted (领养的) sister Chenchen, and to go on to study.
Hong didn’t 46 . Since a young age, he has worked in part-time jobs to feed his family. At the same time, he has studied at college. To take care of Chenchen, he worked hard to
47 a room near his campus for her, and send her to school.
After Hong’s story went public, people were 48 to tears by his selflessness. Hard
49 his life was, Hong didn’t abandon his father and the adopted 50 , because they needed his help. With his hard — won money, he even helped other students 51 against misfortunes (厄运).
Today when many tend to worry more about their own happiness, Hong’s deeds 52 us of what we usually ignore: love and care for others. Without these, 53 of us could survive.
Hong 54 donations (捐献) from others. He said he felt encouraged by kind offers, but he could 55 his own work. Short of money to buy food, the boy climbed tall trees to get birds’ eggs for his baby sister. He walked two hours at weekends to buy different things to 56 around his school to earn money. Through his hard life, the boy developed 57 to rise above misfortune that made him a hero in people’s eyes.
Hong’s story shows that with love and willpower, no hardship can 58 a person but himself. So when facing difficulties, don’t 59 about bad luck. Consider what more you could do for your family and society 60 you will find the world smiling back.
41. A. money B. food C. clothes D. help
42. A. caring B. moving C. turning D. growing
43. A. already B. only C. ever D. still
44. A. stayed B. went C. left D. sold
45. A. bring up B. give up C. stick to D. devote to
46. A. go away B. run out C. give up D. turn down
47. A. build B. buy C. borrow D. rent
48. A. moved B. encouraged C. inspired D. made
49. A. as B. because C. unless D. while
50. A. brother B. sister C. daughter D. uncle
51. A. learning B. running C. struggling D. turning
52. A. leave B. remember C. tell D. remind
53. A. anyone B. none C. everyone D. no one
54. A. threw away B. turned out C. turned down D. ran out
55. A. depend on B. stick to C . refer to D. turn to
56. A. show B. sell C. eat D. share
57. A. a chance B. a spirit C. an ability D. a belief
58. A. bury B. kick C. knock D. defeat
59. A. worry B. complain C. care D. joke
60. A. or B. when C. until D. and
It was in the ninth year when I began to suffer depression. My parents noticed but felt that since I’d always been 71. ____________ good child, this was temporary. 72. ____________ (fortunate), it was not to be so. I didn’t have friends. Hardly could I share my problems. Deep worry began to destroy my 73. ____________ (confident). Finally I refused to attend classes, 74. ____________ (shut) myself in my room for hours. The examination was approaching, but I simply didn’t care. My parents and teachers were surprised at my bad performance. One morning, 75. ____________ a particularly severe (严厉的) lecture from my father, I stood at the school gate, 76. ____________ (depress). Then as the other students marched to their classrooms, our headmaster called me. The next forty-five minutes was one of the most precious 77. ____________ (moment) in my life. She said she 78. ____________ (notice) a big change in me and wondered why. At first she took my hands in 79. ____________ (she) and listened patiently as I mentioned my worries. Then she hugged me as I wept. Months of frustration and loneliness disappeared in her motherly hug. No one had tried to understand what the real problem was except the headmaster, 80. ____________ helped me out simply by listening and hugging.
With the growing popularity of the Internet, more and more children are addicted to play online games day and night. It does harm not only to their health, especial to their eyes, but also to their studies. Comparing with online games, many traditional games, like hide-and-seek, benefits kids mentally and physically. They were ever popular to several generations, which not only learned something valuable but also had fun playing the games. Therefore, the games are dying away now. Personally, I think teachers and parents should take measure to limit their children's Internet time. Let children to know the harm of online games and the benefits of traditional games. Help children judge healthy and unhealthy games. What's more, we should often organize events for children in which traditional games played.
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