1、What do we know about the woman?
A. She left the party before the man arrived.
B. She didn’t want to see the man.
C. She didn’t go to the party.
2、What’s the man’s opinion of his new boss?
A. His boss is frank B. His boss is terrible C. His boss is rude
3、Why does’t the man attend the lecture?
A. There aren’t enough seats B. He hasn’t got a ticket yet.
C. The lecturer won’t show up.
4、Where can the man get the letters from the woman?
A. In the mountains B. In his aunt’s house C. At his own house
5、When does the woman want her shoe to be repaired?
A. At once B. In half an hour C. In one hour
听第六段材料， 回答6－7 小题
6、What are the speakers talking about?
A. A trip B. Where to go C. The summer vocation plan
7、What are probably the speakers?
A. Workers B. Tourists C. Students
听第七段材料， 回答8－10 小题
8、What do we know about go—karting?
A. The racer needn’t wear a helmet.
B. The cars are smaller and slower.
C. The racer should drive with the instructor.
9、What does the man worry about?
A. The safety B. The cost C. His driving skill
10、What will the man do this weekend?
A. Stay at home
B. Go karting with the woman.
C. Learn to drive the go-karting from an instructor.
11、What is Harrods famous for?
A. Its Food Hall and Egyptian hall.
B. Its many different kinds of food.
C. Its ancient—style buildings.
12、How does Harrods get most of its power?
A. By providing by a small town
B. By producing eletricity itself
C. By providing by the biggest electricity factory.
13、How many people come in a day in January?
A. 30,000 B. 300,000 C. 15,000,000
14、Where is the man?
A. In a hairdress’s B.In a store C. In a hotel
15、How long hasn’t the man been here?
A. About a month B. About two months C. About three months
16、What does the man think of the woman’s advice?
A. He accepts it. B. He refuses it. C. He will try it next time.
17、What is the characteristic of learners of specialist English?
A. They learn English to find well—paid jobs.
B. They know clearly what they want to learn.
C. They want to change the way English is taught.
18、Who needs ESP courses most?
A. Professionals B. College students C. International learners
19、What are the most popular ESP courses in Britain?
A. Courses for doctors B. courses for lawyers C. Courses for businessman.
20、What is the speaker mainly talking about?
A. Three groups pf learners
B. English for Specific Purposes
C. The importance of business English.
21、—Lost and Found offiice. _______?
— I wonder if you have a small black suitcase of mine.
A.What can I do for you B. Who’s that
C. What’s that D. How do you do
22、They are just college graduates and don’t realize ____ to start and run a company.
A. what takes it B. what they take C. what takes them D. what it takes
23、While dancing happily at home, ．
A．the door bell rang B．the door bell rings
C．we heard the door bell rings D．we heard the door bell ring
24、—Li Ming went abroad in 2000.
—No wonder I ______ him ever since.
A. don’t see B. hadn’t seen C. didn’t see D. haven’t seen
25、—Do you know why the teacher asks for me?
—He wants you to ____ your absence last night.
A. explain to B. account for C. ask for D. say for
26、Busy as John is, exercise has always been ____his work.
A.as much as a part of his life B. as much a part of his life as
C.as a part of his life much as D. so much a part of his life as
27、____, the driver looked at the vast desert without knowing if he could get across safely.
A. Tired and sad B. Tired and sadly C.Tiredly and sad D.Tiredly and sadly
28、Exercising regularly can not only ____one’s strength,but also develop one’s character.
A put up B. take up C. build up D. pull up
29、It won’t be quite a long time ________ your son is back, so don’t be worried.
A. that B. since C. before D. until
The Federal Reserve, _____ is the US central bank, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, an independent agency of the government ____ backs bank deposits, will have an active role in providing the needed cash.
A. which; / B. that; that C. that; which D. which; that
A little of _________, and _______ at all.
A. everything; nothing B. nothing; everything
C. anything; nothing D. nothing; anything
_______ fully the historical achievement of Barack Obama’s victory, it is worth recalling
what America looked like in 1961, the year of his birth.
A. To measure B. Measured C. Measuring D.Having measured
、Lucy asked for a separate room so that she could avoid ______ with Tom alone.
A. to leave B. to be left C. being left D. leaving
34、－Shall we _____for twenty minutes and have a cup of coffee?
－I can’t agree with you any more.
A. break off B. break down C. break up D. break out
35、According to a recent study, people who speak two or more languages were _____ to
develop memory problems compared to those who only spoke one language.
A. less than five times likely B. five times less likely
C. less likely five times D. five times likely less
Life is like potato salad; when it’s shared it becomes a picnic.
When my three children were young, my husband，Roy ，and I were very 36 .
“Can we go on a picnic, Mom?” my six-year-old daughter, Becky 37 . “Please.”
I had said no so many times in the 38 months, and I decided the usual Saturday morning chores (日常工作) could wait. To her 39 , I agreed.
I prepared a few sandwiches and 40 a cooler with ice and drinks and called Roy 41 . My eleven-year-old twin sons put the cooler and the picnic basket in the trunk and off we went to spend some 42 time together as a family.
About the time I got the lunch 43 out on the table, Roy arrived on the 44 .
That was one of the happiest meals we ever shared together. The meal was filled with 45 . We felt a closeness that had been hidden by work and school 46 for so many months. Roy and the boys 47 rocks into the lake. Becky fed the ducks and I sat quietly on the picnic table, 48 God for blessing me with such a wonderful family.
That night as our 49 went to bed, I kissed their cheeks and realized what a wonderful life I had.
As I walked out of the room it dawned on me that even the busiest 50 could become a picnic when it’s shared with the ones you 51 .
Even though the kids have now grown up and 52 from home, I can still remember how I felt that day while sitting at the picnic table.
Maybe today would be a good time to 53 potato salad, call all of my grown kids, feed some hungry 54 and skipped a few rocks into the lake. Since life is like potato salad, let’s make it a 55 .
36、A. old B. poor C. busy D. miserable
37、A. begged B. asked C. doubted D. wondered
38、A. coming B. recent C. following D. later
39、A. doubt B. disappointment C. sadness D. surprise
40、A. supplied B. provided C. combined D. filled
41、A. off work B. at home C. at work D. on business
42、A. unhappy B. quality C. quantity D. sad
43、A. spread B. taken C. made D. cooked
44、A. scene B. view C. event D. landscape
45、A. sadness B. expectation C. hope D. laughter
46、A. orders B. charges C. activity D. responsibilities
47、A. missed B. took C. skipped D. left
48、A. praying B. praising C. thanking D. trusting
49、A. family B. children C. friends D. parents
50、A. lifestyle B. time C. world D. family
51、A. enjoy B. own C. have D. love
52、A. left alone B. passed away C. ran away D. moved away
53、A. supply B. cook C. watch D. plant
54、A. ducks B. children C. family D. people
55、A. salad B. life C. picnic D. hope
The easy way out isn’t always the easiest. I learned that lesson when I decided to treat Doug, my husband of one month, to a special meal. I glanced through my cook book and chose a menu which included homemade bread. Knowing the bread would take time. I started on it as soon as Doug left for work. As I was not experienced in cooking, I thought if a dozen was good, two dozen would be better, so I doubled everything. As Doug loved oranges, I also opened a can of orange and poured it all into the bowl. Soon there was a sticky dough covered with ugly yellowish marks. Realizing I had been defeated, I put the dough in the rubbish bin outside so I wouldn’t have to face Doug laughing at my work. I went on preparing the rest of the meal, and, when Doug got home, we sat down to Cornish chicken with rice. He tried to enjoy the meal but seemed disturbed. Twice he got up and went outside, saying he thought he heard a noise. The third time he left, I went to the windows to see what he was doing. Looking out, I saw Doug standing about three feet from the rubbish bin, holding the lid up with a stick and looking into the container. When I came out of the house, he dropped the stick and explained that there was something alive in our rubbish bin. Picking up the stick again, he held the lid up enough for me to see. I felt cold. But I stepped closer and looked harder. Without doubt it was my work. The hot sun had caused the dough to double in size and the fermenting yeast(酵母) made the surface shake and sigh as though it were breathing. I had to admit what the living thing was and why it was there. I don’t know who was more embarrassed by the whole thing—Doug or me.
56、The writer’s purpose in writing this story is ________.
A. to tell an interesting experience
B. to show the easiest way out of a difficulty
C. to describe the trouble facing a newly married woman
D. to explain the difficulty of learning to cook from books
57、Why did the woman’s attempt at making the bread turn out to be unsuccessful?
A. The canned orange had gone bad.
B. She didn’t use the right kind of flour.
C. The cookbook was hard to understand.
D. She did not follow the directions closely.
58、Why did the woman put the dough in the rubbish bin?
A. She didn’t see the use of keeping it. B. She meant to joke with her husband.
C. She didn’t want her husband to see it. D. She hoped it would soon dry in the sun.
59、What made the dough in the bin looks frightening?
A. The rising and falling movement. B. The strange-looking marks.
C. Its shape. D. Its size.
60、When Doug went out the third time, the woman looked out of the window because she was
A. surprised at his being interested in the bin
B. afraid that he would discover her secret
C. unhappy that he didn’t enjoy the meal
D. curious to know what disturbed him
My father's reaction to the bank building at 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue in New York city was immediate and definite: "You won't catch me putting my money in there!" he declared, "Not in that glass box !"
Of course, my father is a gentleman of the old school, a member of the generation to whom a good deal of modern architecture is upsetting, but I am convinced that his negative response was not so much to the architecture as to a violation of his concept of the nature of money .
In his generation money was thought of as a real commodity (实物)that could be carried, or stolen. Consequently, to attract the custom of a sensible man, a bank had to have heavy walls, barred windows, and bronze（青铜）doors, to affirm the fact, however untrue, that money would be safe inside. If a building's design made it appear impenetrable（难以渗透的）, the institution（公共机构, 协会, 制度）was necessarily reliable, and the meaning of the heavy wall as an architecture symbol dwelt in the prevailing attitude toward money.
But the attitude toward money has, of course, changed. Excepting pocket money, cash of any kind is now rarely used; money as a tangible（切实，实在）commodity has largely been replaced by credit. A deficit (赤字) economy, accompanied by huge expansion, has led us to think of money as product of the creative imagination. The banker no longer offers us a safe: he offers us a service in which the most valuable element is the creativity for the invention of large numbers. It is in no way surprising, in view of this change in attitude, that we are witnessing the disappearance of the heavy-walled bank.
Just as the older bank emphasized its strength, this bank by its architecture boasts of imaginative powers. From this point of view it is hard to say where architecture ends and human assertion (人们的说法)begins.
61、The main idea of this passage is that ________.
A．money is not as valuable as it was in the past
B．the architectural style of the older bank is superior to that of the modern bank
C．changes have taken place in both the appearance and the concept of banks
D．prejudice makes the older generation think that the modern bank is unreliable
62、How do the older generation and the younger one think about money?
A．The former thinks more of money than the latter.
B．The younger generation values money more than the older generation.
C．Both generations rely on the imaginative power of bankers to make money.
D．To the former money is a real commodity but to the latter it is a means to produce more money.
63、According to this passage, a modern banker should be _____.
A．imaginative and creative B．reliable and powerful
C．sensible and impenetrable D．ambitious and friendly
64、It can be inferred from the passage that the author's attitude towards the new trend in banking is ______.
A．cautious B．regretful C．positive D．hostile(敌意的)
65、Cash is rarely used nowadays because _______.
A. it is no longer needed B. it is no longer useful
C. it is often replaced by credit cards D.credit cards took place.
Against the supposition（假设）that forest fires in Alaska, Canada and Siberia warm the climate, scientists have discovered that cooling may occur in areas where burnt trees allow more snow to mirror more sunlight into space.
This finding suggests that taking steps to prevent northern forest to limit the release of greenhouse gases may warm the climate in northern regions. Usually large fires destroyed forests in these areas over the past decade. Scientists predict that with climate warming, fires may occur more frequently over next several centuries as a result of a longer fire season. Sunlight taken in by the earth tends to cause warming, while heat mirrored back into space tends to cause cooling.
This is the first study to analyze all aspects of how northern fires influence climate. Earlier studies by other scientists have suggested that fire in northern regions speed up climate warming because greenhouse gases from burning trees and plants are released into the atmosphere and thus trap heat.
Scientists found that right after the fire, large amounts of greenhouse gases entered the atmosphere and caused warming. Ozone（臭氧）levels increased, and ash from the fire fell on far-off sea ice, darkening the surface and causing more radiation from the sun to be taken in. The following spring, however, the land within the area of the fire was brighter than before the fire, because fewer trees covered the ground. Snow on the ground mirrored more sunlight back into space, leading to cooling.
“We need to find out all possible ways to reduce the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.” Scientists tracked the change in amount of radiation entering and leaving the climate system as a result of the fire, and found a measurement closely related to the global air temperature. Typically, fire in northern regions occurs in the same area every 80 to 150 years. Scientists, however, found that when fire occurs more frequently, more radiation is lost from the earth and cooling results. Specifically, they determined when fire returns 20 years earlier than predicated, 0.5 watts per square meter of area burned are soaked up by the earth from greenhouse gases, but 0.9 watts per square meter will be sent back into space. The net effect is cooling. Watts are used to measure the rate at which energy is gained or lost from the earth.
66、According to the new findings, taking steps to prevent northern forest fires may _______.
A. result in a warming climate
B. cause the forest fires to occur more frequently
C. lead to a longer fire season
D. protect the forests and the environment there
67、The following are all the immediate effects after a forest fire EXCEPT _________.
A. large amounts of greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere
B. the levels of ozone which is a type of oxygen increase
C. snow on the ground mirrors more sunlight back into space
D. ashes from the fire fall on the ice surface and take in more radiation from the sun
68、Earlier studies about northern forest fires _________.
A. analyze all aspects of how northern fires influence climate
B. indicate that forest fires will pollute the atmosphere
C. suggest that people should take measures to protect environment
D. suggest that the fires will speed up climate warming.
69、The underlined part “soaked up” in the last paragraph most probably means ________.
A. released B. absorbed C. created D. distributed
70、From the passage we can draw a conclusion that forest fires in Alaska, Canada and Siberia may __________.
A. warm the climate as the supposition goes
B. allow more snow to reflect more sunlight into space and thus cool the climate
C. destroy large areas of forests and pollute the far-off sea ice
D. help to gain more energy rather than release more energy
The booking notes of the play “the Age of Innocence”:
There are four easy ways to book seats for performance:
------ in person
The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a. m. -8 p. m.
------ by telephone
Ring 01324976 to reserve your tickets or to pay by credit card（Visa, MasterCard and Amex accepted）
------ by post
Simply complete the booking form and return it to Global Theatre Box Office.
------ on line
Complete the on-line booking form at www. Satanfiedtheatre. com
Saver: ＄2 off any seat booked any time in advance for performances from Monday to Thursday. Savers are available for children up to 16 years old, over 60s and full-time students.
Supersaver: half-price seats are available for people with disabilities and one companion. It is advisable to book in advance. There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available and one wheelchair space will be held until an hour before the show.
Standby: best available seats are on sale for ＄6 from one hour before the performance for people eligible（suitable）for Saver and Supersaver discounts and thirty minutes before for all other customers.
Group Bookings: there is a ten per cent discount for parties of twelve or more.
School: school parties of ten or more can book ＄6 standby tickets in advance and will get every tenth ticket free.
Please note: we are unable to exchange tickets or refund money unless a performance is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
71、If you want to book a ticket, you CANNOT _____
A. go to the Box Office on Sundays.
B. ring the booking number and pay for the tickets by credit card.
C. use the Internet.
D. complete a booking form and post it to the Box Office.
72、According to the notes, who can get ＄2 off?
A. The people who book the tickets on Fridays.
B. An 18-year-old teenager.
C. A 55-year-old woman.
D. A 20-year-old full-time college student.
73、If you make a group booking for a group of 14 adults, how much should you pay?
A. ＄120 B. ＄126 C. ＄140 D. ＄150
74、Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.
B. A school party of 15 students should pay 90 for the standby tickets.
C. A group of 12 persons can get 10 per cent discount.
D. The audience can’t refund money if the performance is on show.
75、What kind of tickets are the cheapest?
A. The standby tickets for school parties of ten or more.
B. The standby tickets.
C. The tickets for Saver discount.
D. The tickets for group booking.
 I really don’t need anything for Christmas. I had the best gift ever last night, watching my two sons reading their books before bedtime.They were each in different rooms, engrossed in their pages, with no TV, music, or anything else in the background. I will take this small gift any time, any day, any season.
 Like anyone else, I had lots of other interests, but once I discovered I was pretty much hooked on reading , I read everything----books, magazines, newspapers, the back of cereal boxes or orange juice cartons if there was nothing else on the table at the moment. I have my parents to thank in large part for the love of reading. They were always working on something.
 With few exceptions, today’s kids are up against far more distractions (令人分心的事) than most of us ever were, and it is so EASY for them to become disengaged in reading. There’s the PlayStation or the Xbox. There’s the iPod. There’s the internet. There’s texting. And there’s peer pressure. If the coolest kid in the class thinks reading a book is the most god-awful thing .......
 I’ve told my sons that with reading come information, knowledge, and understanding, _____ will help them at every stage in their lives, now and forever. However, we’ve gotta say it and model it. It’s not enough for the teachers to say it and require it, or for us to leave it to them. We have to, as well.
 Of course we have to use and acknowledge the power of new technologies in our lives. But we need to keep the reading going too. There’s a place and a need for everything. So it’s an amazing thing. It’s not Christmas yet and I already have my gift.( My husband’s comment when I told him this: “ Does this mean I can return all of yours?”)
76、What’s the main idea of the first paragraph? ( no more than 15 words )
77、Complete the following statement with proper words. ( no more than 5 words)
I developed _____________ mainly because of my parents’ influence.
78、Fill in the blank in paragraph 4 with proper words.( no more than 3 words )
79、List at least three things to stop children reading books according to the passage. ( no more
than 12 words)
80、What does the word “this” ( line 4, paragraph 5) probably refer to?
Dear Sir or Madam:
We are so pleased that you are willing to share our views. In the course of the general review, what we need is solid foundation._____________________________________________
...........As you know, we didn’t learn well enough in the first two years, so please slow down a bit and make sure we have already mastered something and then figure out the important points. Besides, we need a little more time to think for ourselves. As for those important points which also make us confused, would you please give us more practice in case we forget? Meanwhile, we need badly instructions on learning strategies.
By the way, we often feel frustrated, which has a bad effect on our study. We should appreciate it if you can give us some encouragement and be concerned more about our psychological problems before examinations now and then.