1．What does the woman's son do most probably?
A．A postman. B．A policeman. C．A guard.
2．Why is the woman late?
A．The traffic was heavy. B．The bus broke down. C．She took the wrong bus.
3．What do we know from the conversation?
A．The woman lost her new book.
B．The man will buy a new book.
C．The man doesn't care about the book.
4．How long does the man work every week?
A．For 50 hours. B．For 55 hours. C．For 66 hours.
5．Who travelled with the man last month?
A．Jeff and Richard. B．The man's dog. C．No one.
6．Where does this conversation probably take place?
A．In a store. B．In a restaurant. C．In a museum.
7．How much does the woman pay for the bowl?
A．60 dollars. B．80 dollars. C．90 dollars.
8．Why didn't the father follow the old family recipe?
A．One page is missing. B．He has his own recipe. C．He can't find the recipe.
9．What does the girl think of the pizza?
A．Terrible. B．Tasty. C．Unusual.
10．How much did Laura earn a day for her first job?
A．8 pounds. B．12 pounds. C．40 pounds.
11．Why did Laura leave her first job?
A．The shoe shop closed down. B．She had to study for her exams.
C．A new shoe shop was short of hands.
12．How long did Laura work in the shoe shops all together?
A．For 18 months. B．For 21 months. C．For two years.
13．What do we know about the house?
A．It is large. B．It has one bedroom. C．It needs fixing.
14．What is the man planning to buy?
A．A garden. B．A house. C．A farm.
15．What does the man suggest the woman growing?
A．Corn. B．Rice. C．Potatoes.
16．How do they get the money?
A．They will get a bank loan. B．They have saved enough.
C．They will borrow from friends.
17．Which competition was held last year?
A．Singing Competition. B．Reading Competition. C．Dancing Competition.
18．What is the purpose of the Pet Competition?
A．To help students select suitable pets.
B．To teach students how to look after pets.
C．To tell students loving animals is important.
19．What will be at the Pet Competition?
A．A lesson on dogs. B．A dog beauty contest. C．A dog's ability test.
20．What do we know about the Pet Competition?
A．Students will bring their pets.
B．Students can vote for the dogs.
C．Students need to pay for the competition.
The Biggest Stadiums in the World
People have been pouring into stadiums since the days of ancient Greece. In around 80 A.D., the Romans built the Colosseum, which remains the world's best known stadium and continues to inform contemporary design. Rome's Colosseum was 157 feet tall and had 80 entrances, seating 50,000 people. However, that was small fry compared with the city's Circus Maximus, which accommodated around 250,000 people.
These days, safety regulations—not to mention the modern sports fan's desire for a good view and a comfortable seat—tend to keep stadium capacities(容量) slightly lower. Even soccer fans tend to have a seat each; gone are the days of thousands standing to watch the match.
For the biggest stadiums in the world, we have used data supplied by the World Atlas list so far, which ranks them by their stated permanent capacity, as well as updated information from official stadium websites.
All these stadiums are still functional, still open and still hosting the biggest events in world sport.
•Rungrado1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang, D.P.R. Korea. Capacity: 150,000. Opened: May 1, 1989.
•Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S. Capacity: 107,601. Opened: October1, 1927.
•Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania, U.S. Capacity: 106,572. Opened: September 17, 1960.
•Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Capacity: 104,944. Opened: October 7, 1922.
•Kyle Field, College Station, Texas, U.S. Capacity: 102,512. Opened: September 24, 1927.
21.How many people could the Circus Maximus hold?
A.104,944. B. 107,601. C. About 150,000. D. About 250,000.
22.Of the following stadiums, which is the oldest?
A. Michigan Stadium. B. Beaver Stadium. C. Ohio Stadium. D. Kyle Field.
23.What do the listed stadiums have in common?
A.They host big games. B.They have become tourist attractions.
C.They were built by Americans. D.They are favored by architects.
A crowd cheered Kunle Adeyanju as he turned off his motorbike engine after completing a tiring 41-day trip. The 44-year-old left London on April 19 and arrived in Nigeria’s commercial center Lagos on Sunday after travelling more than 8, 000 miles across 13 countries. He started the impressive journey to raise funds for Rotary International to deal with polio(小儿麻痹症）in his native Nigeria.
Accompanied by a dozen bikers for the last stretch of the journey from the Republic of Benin , Adeyanju was welcomed by supporters in Ikeja, in central Lagos. Adeyanju, called “Lion Heart” by fans won popularity among the public by posting daily pictures with comments about his journey on social media. At every stop along the way, he was greeted by enthusiastic supporters.
He did face some challenges, like the one in Mali where one of his wheels broke. “I was standing in the middle of the night, alone in a bush, not knowing what to do, without speaking the language,” he said, explaining he had to walk to the nearest village.“Fortunately, the locals helped me. ”Not all of the challenges he faced were solved smoothly.“Mauritania, a country in northwest Africa, was ‘terrible’, ” he said, after he got robbed of hundreds of euros. “The worst experience,” he added.
The former Shell employee self-funded his trip with $ 20, 400 in savings, hoping to raise up to$ 48million for Rotary International. “I have been suffering from a lack of sleep lately because I sleptonly three to four hours per night. But I feel proud because I finished this challenge,” Adeyanju said just after he arrived, wiping the sweat off his face. Adeyanju added that he is now planning to have a possible cycling trip to Ghana or a bike ride to Israel to help raise more funds. And he has another dream: to climb Mount Qomolangma.
24. Why did Adeyanju go on the 41-day trip?
A. To challenge himself. B. To help fight polio.
C. To connect with more people. D. To advertise Rotary International.
25. How did Adeyanju become popular during the journey?
A. By using the title “Lion Heart”. B. By commenting on other bikers’ journeys.
C. By sharing his experiences online. D. By showing his deep love for his hometown.
26. What made Adeyanju’s experience in Mauritania unpleasant?
A. His getting lost in the bush. B. His failing to understand the locals.
C. His meeting with crime. D. His motorbike’s breaking down.
27. Which words can best describe Adeyanju?
A. Caring and determined. B. Generous and sensitive.
C. Reliable and enthusiastic. D. Adventurous and confident.
As the days get shorter and the cold weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and sleep until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold outside, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize. New research finds that sunlight exposure is by far the greatest weather-related factor determining mental heath. In other words, more sunshine, more happiness.
For the study, a psychologist, a physicist and a statistician from BYU teamed up to compare daily environmental data from the university’s Physics and Astronomy Weather Station with emotional health data archived by day for 16, 452 adult patients who were being treated at the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Other weather variables(可变因素) including temperature, pollution and rain were not found to have an impact on mental health.
“We were surprised that many of the weather and pollution variables we included in the study were not significantly related to patients’ scores once we had accounted for sun time,” said Dr. Mark Beecher, a professor of psychology at the university and the study’s lead author.
Exposure to sunlight is a significant factor in seasonal affective disorder. Research has shown that the brain produces more of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin on sunny days than it does on darker days. What’s more, lack of sunlight is linked with lower vitamin D levels, which in turn has been correlated with depression and low energy.
In addition to seeking professional help if you need it, taking a walk in the sun can help. Walking in nature is known to reduce stress, improve cognitive function, lighten the mood and even put the brain into a peaceful state.
28. According to the new research, what can make people happier?
A. Less pollution. B. Fewer rainy days.
C. More cold weather. D. More exposure to sunlight.
29. The underlined word “archived” in the second paragraph means_______.
A. composed B. discussed C. recorded D. adjusted
30. What did the researchers think of the findings of the research?
A. They were as expected. B. They were surprising.
C. They needed professional proof. D. They were not inclusive enough.
31. What is the author’s purpose in writing the text?
A. To inform readers of a new study. B. To tell people a piece of good news.
C. To introduce a new way to gain happiness. D. To explain the benefits of walking in nature.
Across the world, studies have consistently found that girls perform significantly better than boys in reading. These studies show that girls typically read more frequently than boys, and have a more positive attitude towards reading.
There are several reasons that help explain these gender-based differences. Parents read more with their daughters. This sends a strong and early message that books are for girls, as well as equipping girls with a significant advantage. Recent research has found even though boys read less frequently than girls, girls still receive more encouragement to read from their parents.
So how can parents and educators help bridge this socially-engineered gap for boys' reading?
To improve boys' reading performance, parents and educators may look for ways to connect boys with reading. This has led to discussion about the importance of promoting so-called boy-friendly books that boys supposedly prefer. These are typically assumed to be non-fiction works, as many people believed that boys prefer to read non-fiction.
But this belief is not supported by recent research, which in fact suggests boys are more likely to choose to read fiction than non-fiction. Encouraging all boys to read nonfiction under the mistaken belief that it is their preference may actually be harmful. Fiction readers read more frequently and demonstrate faster language learning and higher language ability.
Besides encouraging more fiction reading, there are a number of ways that we can help connect boys with books. Firstly, don't assume that boys of the same age have the same interests or that their interests stay the same over time. To match boys with suitable reading material, have regular discussion about reading for pleasure in order to keep up with their interests.
Schools should also provide access to libraries during lessons throughout the years of schooling. Girls visit the library in their free time more than boys, and as students move to higher grades they often have less access to libraries during lessons. Access to books for boys is essential to promote reading.
In addition, we should keep paper books available because research shows that boys are less likely to choose to read on screens than girls. Finally we should promote reading as an enjoyable pastime by being a role model. Let your children or students see you read for pleasure.
32. According to the author, what is the main cause of the difference in boys' and girls' reading ability?
A.Social factors. B.Teaching methods.
C.Personal preferences. D.Psychological differences.
33.Why does the author recommend that adults regularly talk to boys about reading?
A.To persuade boys to read more often.
B.To learn what boys are most interested in.
C.To help boys improve their language ability.
D.To show that adults are good reading role models.
34.When should schools give students additional library access according to the author?
A.Before and after class. B.At any time of the school day.
C.At regular times during lessons. D.When they are in the lower grades.
35.What is the main purpose of the text?
A.To show students ways to improve their reading.
B.To explain why boys are not as good at reading as girls.
C.To urge governments to provide more reading resources.
D.To provide strategies that can help improve boys' reading ability.
While gazing at (凝望) an airplane passing thousands of feet overhead, or when you are just about to board a flight at the airport, have you ever noticed that the vast majority of airplanes are white? It seems a bit strange, but is there a real reason for it? ___36___.
The color white is a terrific reflector of sunlight, and reflects almost all the light that falls on it, unlike other colors, which absorb some of the light. ___37___, it will absorb sunlight and heat up the body of the airplane, which is something you want to avoid. White, on the other hand, reflects that sunlight and avoids the gradual build-up of heat on the plane.
___38___. In terms of money, painting an airplane is not like painting a fence. It requires a considerable investment. Painting a regular Airbus takes between two and seven days, depending on your budget. Plus, more paint on the fuselage (机身) means more overall weight, which will translate to higher operating cost.
You see, the end goal of an airline company is to minimize the cost as much as possible. Buying a colored airplane would mean that they would likely have to paint it white, for the various reasons mentioned above. ___39___. Thus, colored airplanes have lower resale value.
Finally, if there’s no problem with the existing white color, then why bother fixing it at all? ___40___.
A. White doesn’t fade
B. Painting is expensive
C. When your airplane is in flight
D. If you paint your airplane in a color other than white
E. Commercial planes are generally white because of the following reasons
F. As shown above, the white color does have its benefits — both scientific and economical
G. So it makes perfect sense that the company would pay a lower price for colored airplanes
My son struggles with his writing. He finds writing ___41___ particularly how to hold his pencil. Trying to get my son to ___42___it serves as another reminder of how many complex things we make kids learn so young.
“I can’t,” he says, proving that his father’s___43___to give up the moment things get difficult is an genetic（遗传的） feature. I can’t ___44___him. I have been talking about how to hold a pencil for so long that I’m ___45___ about how to do so myself. Also, since he’s lefthanded, I’m doing all my___46___with my left hand to make it easier for him to imitate. But as I’m right-handed, it just means my writing___47___ out all twisted and strange.
We’re writing his letter to Santa. I tell him I’ll write the first part and he can___48___the toys he wants, and his signature. He’s doing great, me not so much. My letters are badly formed. ___49___, my left hand gets tired easily. So no matter how carefully I form the first few letters, within minutes I’m __50__ to write even the simplest word without it looking like chicken scratch (爪痕). From that point on, the___51___ are truly leading the blind and you would need an FBI agent specialized in handwriting, who can ___52___which section of unsteady text was written by me, and which was done by a four-year-old who has been writing for nine weeks.
And then we’re___53___, and the letter we’ve written to Santa is on the fridge.
“Wow,” says my wife, “he did that all by himself?” I don’t ___54___her. “He’s definitely getting better,” she says, and I don’t know if I’m ___55___of him or myself.
41. A. dull
42. A. treasure
43. A. fantasy
44. A. blame
45. A. curious
46. A. examples
47. A. comes
48. A. buy
49. A. Still
50. A. unwilling
51. A. blind
52. A. count on
B. break down
C. work out
D. put forward
53. A. discouraged
54. A. judge
55. A. tired
Chinese volunteers have 56_________(success) completed a one-year test living in a simulated(模仿的) space lab. The total 57_________(long) of the test, which started on May 10th last year, reached 370 days, thus setting 58_________ new record for the longest stay in a simulated space lab.
The space lab, 59_________ (call) the Yuegong-1 or Lunar Palace 1, measures around 150 square meters. It 60_________ (consist) of four sleeping rooms, a bathroom, a waste-treatment room and a room for raising animals. The Yuegong-1 provides everything humans need to survive in an environment similar to 61_________ of a space station in outer space.
A total of eight volunteers, all of 62_________ are students at Beihang University, took turns living in the space lab. In the beginning, they 63_________ (expect) to stay in the Yuegong-1 for 365 days, but the project ended up lasting 370 days. The goal of the project "Yuegong 365" is to test the limits of humans' ability 64_________ (live) in a closed ecosystem for China's manned moon landing ambition. The success of the project means that China goes one step 65_________ (close) to putting people on the moon.
1. 活动安排; 2. 活动意义; 3. 邀他参加。
My father and I disagreed about my curfew (晚间在家时间). He would say I had to be in by 9:30 on weekdays, and 11:00 on weekends, and there was no exception. One day, I took courage to first show my opinion on my curfew. I told him it made me feel like a junior high school kid. He explained that though a curfew might sound like a restriction, it was really about people looking out for one another.
The very next Friday after that exchange, my dad and I had tickets to see our own town's professional football game. On that day he was driving his car to a nearby city to meet some major clients（客户） and told me that his getting home and our leaving for the game would be tight.
To make sure we could move off the moment he came back, I got everything prepared. When half an hour had passed from the time when he said he would be home, I understood that he was a little late. But then, nearly a whole hour passed. I was getting upset. We were going to miss the kick-off! And why hadn’t he phoned me and let me know he was going to be really late? As I anxiously stepped the floor, another half hour passed. That was when I got really angry. How inconsiderate my father was! We were going to miss the whole game! However, when another half an hour passed, my anger turned to fear. What if something terrible had happened to my dad, like he had a sudden heart attack or was caught in an accident, or something else? I began to get really worried, feeling like sitting on pins and needles. I had already called his cell phone about ten times, but there was no answer.
I was beside myself with extreme anxieties, assuming the worst had happened.
The heavy stone in my heart finally fell to the ground.
1～5 ACCCB 6～10 ABAAB 11～15 ABCCC 16～20 BBCBB
21-23 DCA 24-27 BCCA 28-31：D C BA 32-35：ABCD
七选五 36. E 37. D 38. B 39. G 40. F
完形填空： 41-45 CDBAB 46-50 AABDB 51-55 ACCDB
语篇填空：successfully ; length; a; called ; consists ;
that; whom; were expected; to live; closer
I’m Li Hua, chairman of the Student Union. Knowing you’re interested in the books donation activity, I’m writing to invite you to join us.
The activity is going like this. First, we’ll hold a charity show to call on all the teachers and students to collect as many books as possible. Then a representative team will send the books to the children, along with our new year’s greetings. It will be simple but the poor children will be warmed, and we’ll benefit from it too.
Looking forward to your early reply.
I was beside myself with extreme anxieties, assuming the worst had happened. Suddenly, the phone rang, I rushed to the phone and picked the receiver up, it was my dad. From the other end of the phone came my father’s voice. He said breathlessly, “Son, I am so sorry about the football game, but …there was a terrible accident…on the freeway coming home, and I stopped to help the injured and ended up going to the hospital. I left my phone in the car, so I couldn’t call you until now.”
The heavy stone in my heart finally fell to the ground. I was so relieved to hear from my father. Having learnt that he was safe, I burst into tears. It was at that moment that I had a full understanding of the importance of a curfew. Since then, I have been insisting on checking in! For me, it’s about knowing that someone I love is safe. It is also one more proof of my father’s loving me as much as he does.