例：How much is the shirt?
A.￡19.15. B.￡9.15. C.￡9.18.
1. What does the man often do on the weekend?
A. He eats out. B. He watches a DVD. C. He does some exercise.
2. When can the woman probably go to the Movies’?
A. At noon. B. At three o’clock. C. At six o’clock.
3. Where does the conversation take place?
A. On a plane. B. On a bus. C. In a car.
4. What does the woman think of the test?
A. Difficult. B. Easy. C. Interesting.
5. Why does the man call the woman?
A. To tell her about his birthday. B. To introduce Sandra to her.
C. To invite her to a party.
6. What are the speakers talking about?
A. When they will see a film. B. What entertainment they like.
C. Which theater they will go to.
7. What do the speakers agree?
A. Movies can help people relax.
B. Movies are more moving than plays.
C. Plays are not as interesting as Movies.
8. Why does the man make the telephone call?
A. To place an order. B. To check an order. C. To cancel an order.
9. What is the man expected to do?
A. Confirm the arrival time. B. Choose the type of the bike.
C. Tell the woman his phone number.
10. Where will the solar farm be built?
A. In Europe. B. In Africa. C. In Asia.
11. How much of European energy needs will be provided?
A. Up to 15%. B. Up to 20%. C. Up to 50%.
12. What could be used in Scotland to produce electricity?
A. Wind energy. B. Solar energy. C. Wave energy.
13. How many books can a student borrow at most per day?
A. Three. B. Five. C. Ten.
14. Why is the boy refused to borrow books now?
A. He has not returned the overdue book.
B. He has been fined by the library before.
C. He has not carried his student ID card.
15. Why does the boy borrow the books?
A. He is getting the books for a friend.
B. He needs some information for a paper.
C. He has been asked to read these books.
16. What does the woman advise the boy to do?
A. Pay the fine now. B. Make a call to his friend. C. Copy what he needs.
17. Who is the speaker?
A. A pipeline engineer. B. A Visiting professor. C. An exchange student.
18. What is the city of Anchorage like today?
A. Crowded. B. Poor. C. Quiet.
19. What caused the recent changes in Alaska?
A. The tourism in mountains. B. An increase in birthrate. C. The discovery of oil.
20. Why will the speaker show some pictures?
A. To share his experience of a recent trip.
B. To show ways of pipeline construction.
C. To present the changes in the wildeme8s.
Guanfu Museum, Beijing
Ticket: 50 yuan
Opened in 1997 by antiques collector Ma Weidu, the Guanfu Museum is China’s first private museum. It doesn’t just display antiques as most other museums do. Guanfu’s exhibits feel intimate(温馨), as if visitors had walked into a private house. Antique furniture is placed as it would have been in someone’s home long ago, with rare blue-flowered porcelain(瓷器)vases and jars decorating the room. Apart from its branch in Beijing, Guanfu has opened two branches in Shanghai and Xiamen.
Long Museum, Shanghai
Ticket: 50 yuan
Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian have turned people’s heads several times since opening the museum in 2012. In 2014, Liu snapped up a Ming Dynasty porcelain cup for HK$281.24 million at an auction(拍卖).It set a world record for the highest price of a single piece of Chinese porcelain. Their most recent acquisition was a painting entitled Peach Blossom Spring by Zhang Daqian. The work was sold at Sotheby’s spring auctions for HK$271 million.
Museum of Handcraft Paper, Yunnan
Built in 2010 and located at the foot of Gaoligong Mountain, the museum looks different from any other building in the village. It is regarded as a micro-village, a group of several small buildings. All the buildings are designed with a traditional Chinese wood structural system featuring nailless connections. Local materials, such as fir wood, bamboo, volanco stone and handcrafted paper, are used for the decoration.
Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing
Ticket: 40 yuan
Opened in 2013,Sifang Art Museum is of artistic value both inside and outside. It’s home to some of China’s top contemporary paintings and installations, collected by Lu Jun and Lu Xun. A work of art itself, the museum, which consists of 20 separate buildings, was designed in 2003 by nearly two dozen of the biggest names in international and Chinese architecture.
21. What is special about Guanfu Museum?
A. It used to be a private house. B. It mainly exhibits antique furniture.
C. It plans to open two branch museums. D. It has a homelike atmosphere.
22. What can we learn about Long Museum?
A. Its admission is free of charge. B. It was opened in the Ming Dynasty.
C. It exhibits the most recent items. D. Its collection once set a world record.
23. Which museum has been open for the longest time?
A. Guanfu Museum. B. Long Museum.
C. Museum of Handcraft Paper. D. Sifang Art Museum.
24. What similarities do the last two museums have?
A. They lie at the foot of mountains. B. They have contemporary paintings.
C. They’re made up of several buildings. D. They are built with wood and bamboo.
Too Good to Go is a smartphone app which allows restaurants to sell food that would otherwise be thrown away at discount prices from as little as￡2 and a maximum of ￡3.80,ever if the meals are sold from the very finest restaurants in the country. Originally created in Denmark and launched in Brighton and Leeds in June, the service has recently been introduced in the United Kingdom by a couple of young entrepreneurs(企业家).
Millions of tons of food are thrown in the trash every year, with restaurants accounting for a large part, so eco-entrepreneurs Chris Wilson and Jamie Crummie came up with the good idea to stop food waste. Using Too Good to Go not only helps restaurants save expense, but gives people in need the chance to order fancy dishes at low prices.
Too Good to Go is very convenient for users. Restaurants make food available on the Too Good To Go app and website. People can look through the available dishes on the smartphones, pay for them using credit card and pick them up at a set time, an hour before closing time.
Although Too Good to Go does take a fee from restaurants for each sale, its creators say the end goal is to use it for restaurants to solve their waste management problem, rather than making a profit. Wilson claims, "The idea is that restaurants stop producing the extra food so they don’t need to throw it away in the trash, and we really want to put ourselves out of business by stopping food waste."
Birmingham has become the latest city where restaurants can reduce food waste to the lowest limit by working with the Too Good To Go social enterprise app.
25. Where was Too Good to Go originally launched?
A. In Denmark. B. In Brighton. C. In Birmingham. D. In the US.
26. What’s the app intended to do?
A. Make a profit by selling food on the website.
B. Allow restaurants to sell foods at low prices.
C. Help restaurants to deal with leftover food.
D. Call on restaurants to save food and money.
27. How did the creators of the app make profits?
A. By selling copies of the app.
B. By taking a fee from buyers.
C. By charging restaurants for each sale.
D. By getting donations from entrepreneurs.
28. What can we infer from the text?
A. People can pay less money for a rich meal.
B. The app is mainly designed to help the poor.
C. Dishes can be sold to make a lot of profits.
D. People can get their ordered food at home.
When was the last time you upgraded your smartphone, and put your old handset into a cupboard never to be seen again?
Rather than seeing how much we can get for it on eBay, the high-street retailer(零售商)Three is encouraging customers to do something good. Sure, you could give it to a family member or sell it and pocket the extra money, but what if that tiny little device could really change someone else’s life for the better? According to Three, there are almost 15million such people in the UK, unable to enjoy the luxury of a smartphone and over 20 million of us with unused devices lying around. Reconnected, a non-profit programme, is partnering with a variety of charities(慈善机构)to get the technology to those people who need it most.
But anyone who has a smartphone knows that much of the expense comes paying your monthly bill, but not for the device. So those who receive a device via the programme will also be given three months free access to the Three network allowing them to go online, sign up to job alerts and make calls without the cost hanging over them. After the period is up, they can go into any store and set up a contract(合同)with the phone they already have.
Mary,58,from Hertfordshire was given a phone, and explained how it changed her life: "Before I got my smartphone, I was terrified of technology. I wanted a job, so I knew I needed to get online. By the end of the three-month programme, I was emailing prospective employers and t king to my employment advisor via email...It has opened so many doors for me."
If you want to take part in Reconnected,all you need to do is go to your local Three store and collect a pre-paid envelope to send your device away. 2017 is looking up already.
29. Why does Three encourage people to donate their unused phone?
A. To upgrade their smartphone. B. To join the charity organization.
C. To improve some poor people’s life. D. To exchange for some pocket money.
30. What can we know about the phone offered by the programme?
A. The phone service is free of charge. B. It has to be returned after 3 months.
C. Users must pay for their phone calls. D. Its service can last with a contract.
31. What does the example of Mary show?
A. How technology changes people’s life.
B. How people benefit from the programme.
C. How people can join the programme.
D. How her career began to take off.
It is certainly newsworthy that Julia is the first new Muppet(提线木偶)in a decade in Sesame Street, a TV program for children, but that is not the only thing that makes her special. The cheery, green-eyed 4-year-old,who has autism(自闭症),is also here to expose young kids to those with autism and teach them about acceptance.
The creators decided to bring the Muppet on air so that she would be able to reach millions more kids and families. However, as autism looks different in everyone, it can be hard to introduce such a character properly. Sesame Workshop consulted with over 250 educators, psychologists, and autism organizations.
In Julia’s first episode, viewers observe common problems with kids who suffer autism and similar disorders. For example, when the other Muppets want to play hide and seek, Julia starts jumping up and down with excitement. Instead of laughing at her or correcting her, the group of Muppets start jumping with her and it becomes a new game. And when Julia first meets Big Bird, another Muppet, she ignores him. At first, Big Bird is hurt, but he learns that it doesn’t mean she dislikes him—she just communicates with strangers in a different way.
Julia was an instant hit. Families quickly connect with the little red-haired girl. Sherrie Westin, an executive vice president at Sesame Workshop, says her favorite feedback came from a mother, who used Julia to explain to her autistic daughter what the condition meant, inspiring the daughter to say, "So I’m amazing, too,right?"
Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States and scores more worldwide. Hopefully, by watching Julia, kids will see that everyone should be treated equally and appreciated.
32. What does the underlined word "them" in Paragraph 1 refer to?
A. Sesame Street’s Muppets. B. Young kids.
C. Children with autism. D. The creators of Julia.
33. Why did Sesame Workshop consult many experts?
A. To make the new Muppet entertaining.
B. To get their advice on the cure for autism.
C. To make autism better known through Julia.
D. To make more money through the TV program.
34. How do the other Muppets react to Julia’s behavior in the game?
A. They follow her. B. They ignore her.
C. They correct her. D. They laugh at her.
35. Why did the author mention the mother and her autistic daughter?
A. To make Sesame Street popular. B. To help people with autism.
C. To show the influence of Julia. D. To draw public attention to them.
Summer is a time to look forward to because there is no school to get you down. 36 You just need to stay active, occupied, and have an open mind.
●Read if you feel bored.
Subscribe to a magazine or comic if you don’t like books. Reading doesn’t have to be boring. Choose whatever age-appropriate book that interests you and start reading. 37 In your backyard or on your balcony, on your bed, or out by the lake. Reading doesn’t have to be boring.
●Get caught up on schoolwork.
Not all of us are straight "A" students. Take this time to go to the library and review material for the next year in advance. 38 No need to rush or stress out. It’s just important not to forget anything you learned in the past year over the summer.
If you usually go on vacation in the summer, start packing now! Can’t afford to travel far? No problem! 39
Go on a road trip with your friends and family. Find out what’s on the other side of that lake. Be creative!
If summers are hot where you live, you can go to the beach with your family or friends. Also, some water parks have great discounts at times during the summer. But be careful, if there’s a heat wave outside, you’d better stay out of the sun, or even go indoors.
A. Beat the heat.
B. You can read anywhere.
C. Spend a lot of time outside.
D. Do some exploring in your own city.
E. Since it’s summer, you can do this at your own pace.
F. To have a good summer, you don’t have to do anything expensive.
G. If you have an idea, no matter how ridiculous and crazy it may be, go to do it.
Something quite tragic(悲剧的)happened in our home. It had a 41 effort on our lives. It 42 the way we relax and even where we sit. There was no fire or flood…we 43 our Wi-Fi service, for over a week.
I was raised in the pre-Wi-Fi era, so was relatively 44 to the situation. My children, 45 did not have this training. When given the news that there was no Wi-Fi in the house, their first 46 was:"But, what will we do?" Fortunately, the TV still worked, although the children were 47 to find that they had only 70+ channels.
For the children, a(n) 48 challenge was homework, most of which is now given online. The lack of broadband seemed to provide a new 49 of "the dog ate my homework" excuse. My daughter 50 that one of her friends had her water supply temporarily 51 due to a leak, but she thought that our lack of Wi-Fi was 52 . "because you can go to the shop and buy water, right?"
My husband and I need the Internet to 53 us to work at home. Luckily, I’ve found out that these days you can go to the shop to 54 Wi-Fi. Although expensive, it allows you to set up your own Mi-Fi network 55 . Buying 1GB of data makes you view your broadband differently. I don’t want to 56 it like leaving a tap running. We log on to the Mi-Fi network and do what we have to do as 57 as possible and log off.
The changes that 58 has created in our daily life have occurred without us really 59 . The 60 pan of our time without Wi-Fi was seeing the children make forts(堡垒)out of the sofa cushions, which they haven’t done in years.
41. A. possible B. modest C. positive D. huge
42. A. explored B. challenged C. improved D. guaranteed
43. A. received B. booked C. lost D. bought
44. A. addicted B. accustomed C. admitted D. attached
45. A. however B. therefore C. otherwise D. besides
46. A. impression B. inspiration C. response D. request
47. A. excited B. grateful C. embarrassed D. desperate
48. A. avoidable B. major C. enjoyable D. simple
49. A. version B. translation C. dimension D. collection
50. A. repeated B. promised C. observed D. ignored
51. A. fixed up B. cut off C. used up D. laid in
52. A. worse B. better C. clearer D. more
53. A. force B. encourage C. remind D. enable
54. A. look into B. search for C. purchase D. borrow
55. A. easily B. securely C. firmly D. constantly
56. A. share B. analyze C. store D. waste
57. A. steadily B. quickly C. properly D. smoothly
58. A. technology B. information C. knowledge D. intelligence
59. A. reflecting B. hearing C. appreciating D. noticing
60. A. rigid B. tough C. bright D. necessary
Studying abroad seems to be a global trend these days. A study suggests that more than two thirds of the students studying abroad 61 (influence) by movies in choosing their universities over the past decade. American movies such as A Beautiful Mind set in Princeton. The Social Network in Harvard, and The Graduate in Berkeley, California are playing 62 important part in attracting foreign students to America. The global 63 (succeed) of the Harry Potter films is considered as a factor in 64 (encourage) overseas students to come to England. Universities in New Zealand have benefited from The Lord of the Rings effect since it was first released.
Films can also be 65 (help) to get through difficult situation. In 2009 there was a sharp decline in Indian students choosing Australian universities 66 some reason. So Prateek Chakravorty, a Bollywood director, 67 graduated from Universities of Technology Sydney, made From Sydney With Love about two Indian students falling in love with some of the 68 (building) of Sydney University. By 2014,the number of Indian students in Australia was rising again.
When universities are competing 69 (fierce) for the attention of overseas students, the cinema screen could be a 70 (recognize) way to attract overseas students. Will you pick universities because of Movies?
The Dragon Boat Festival has a history of over 2,000 years. There are many tales about their origin. The most popular is that the festival is celebrated in honor of Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan was more concerned about his country but was not understanding by the rulers. Feeling desperately, he jumped into the Miluo River on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month,278 BC. Before he died, the fishermen sailed their boats to look up for his body. People throw zongzi into the water, hoping to keep possible fish attacking his body. That’s because people later celebrate the festival through such activity as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi on that special day.