满分 150分，考试用时120 分钟。
第二部分: 单项选择 （共20小题；每小题1分，满分20分）
21. Though I haven’t seen this new film, I can’t go with you to the cinema because I have to______ my sick brother?
A. refer to B. attend to C. lead to D. stick to
22. I knew nothing about the accident ______ I read in the newspaper.
A. except that B. except for C. apart from D. except what
23. Most students expect ____ more review classes before the exams.
A. it to be B. there to be C. that to be D.to be
24. ---- Good morning. Can I help you?
---- I’d like to have this package ______, Madam.
A. be weighed B. to be weighed C.to weigh D. weighed
25. He _____ some safety measures at the meeting for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
A. put forward B. put up C. put down D. put off
26. _____ the project in time, the staff were working at weekends.
A. Competing B. Having completed
C. To have completed D. To complete
27. ______ five minutes _____, we arrived at the railway station with our heavy luggage.
A. There were; to go B. It had; left C. It was; left D. With; to go
28. I’ll be publishing my results only when I have ____ my research.
A. concerned B. connected C. conducted D. concluded
29. Sometimes, dreams are a special opportunity for you to _____ your real life, especially when you’re caught in trouble or stress .
A. make sense of B. make use of C. make up of D. make fun of
30. If you are found ____ in the schoolyard, you_____ by the teachers.
A. smoking; are to blamed B. smoke; are punished
C. smoking; are to blame D. smoking; are to punish
31. Only after a baby seal is pushed into the sea by its mother____ to swim.
A. how will it learn B. will it learn how
C. it will learn how D. and it learns how
32. Our team ____ their team in the match; that is, our team____ the match.
A. won; won B. defeated; defeated C. defeated; won D. won; defeated
33. --- Mr Wang, whom would you rather___ the 11th National Games?
A. have cover B. have covered C. having cover D. have to cover
34. I travel to HongKong by car every day, ______ do many businessmen who live in ShenZhen.
A. as B. which C. when D. though
35. Now that we’ve discussed our problem, are people happy with the decisions ___?
A. taking B. take C. taken D. to take
36. _____ to have a picnic here!
A. What great delight B. How great delight
C. What a great delight D. How a great delight
37. In my opinion, all Mr White ____ good to his students in his class at present. He is very strict in their study.
A. does does does B. does did do C. does does do D. did do does
38. --- I’m surprised to hear that Sue and Paul have____.
--- So am I. They seemed very happy together when I last saw them.
A. closed up B. finished up C. pided up D. broken up
39. I’ve been told that the medical team, ____ five doctors and ten nurses, ______sent to the flood-stricken area.
A. consisted of; are to be B. is consisted of; will be
C. consisting of; is to be D. consists of ; will be
40. --- Sorry to have interrupted you. Please go on.
--- Where was I?
--- You ____ you didn’t like your father’s job.
A. had said B. said C. had been saying D. were saying
Despite the great progress in medical science, human beings are constantly attacked by cancer, which means death. A woman named Bonnie suffered a __41__ of discomforts caused by the treatment of cancer. She didn’t regard cancer as a ___42___disease, but a laughing matter. She treated it in a humorous way. To put it in__43___way, she is teaching people that even though cancer isn't___44__, we can treat it in a humorous way.
Her second child was going to be born three months away___45__she was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, a___46___mother turned into a helpless woman afraid for her own___47___. It was after she had had her baby__48__that she had an operation.__49___came chemo(化疗)and her life seemed to be made up of fears and___50___. But the__51___moment in her life came after she lost all her hair and a free wig(假发) arrived. She__52___it on as her older son Kyler watched.
“That was when I decided how to__53___it: crying over this bad wig or laughing about it.__54__way would make__55___remember it.” Bonnie said. She spent a lot of time looking for anything funny from cancer patients. She got a lot out of collecting__56__stories. She started laughing a lot, finding it the perfect medicine. Using herself as a bald (光头) model, Bonnie__57___to design her own greeting cards and calendars, making fun of the sufferings of chemo. “To have joy, we badly__58___to laugh.” she said. Clearly, you can increase your confidence to__59___over any disease and trouble__60___laughing.
41. A．set B．series C．way D．pack
42. A．seriously B．deadly C．terribly D．fearfully
43. A．another B．the other C．other D．others
44. A．serious B．painful C．fun D．fierce
45. A．before B．until C．while D．when
46. A．sad B．happy C．fortunate D．sick
47. A．son B．illness C．operation D．life
48. A．made B．attended C．delivered D．opened
49. A．Then B．Later C. Thus D. Here
50. A．failures B．loneliness C．wonders D．tears
51. A．lowest B．highest C．great D．ugly
52. A．wore B．carried C．tried D．fastened
53. A．do with B．deal with C．go with D．meet with
54. A．All B．Any C．Both D．Either
55. A．myself B．everyone C．my son D．my husband
56. A．detective B．romantic C．different D．humorous
57. A．get down B．set out C．set about D．set down
58. A．ought B．need C．want D．long
59. A．get B．think C．run D．take
60. A．in terms of B．by means of
C．through the method of D．by the way of
Will there ever be another Einstein? This is the undercurrent (潜流) of conversation at Einstein memorial meetings throughout the year. A new Einstein will appear, scientists say. But it may take a long time. After all, more than 200 years separated Einstein from Isaac Newton.
Many physicists say the next Einstein hasn't been born yet, or is a baby now. That's because the search for a unified theory that would explain all the forces of nature has pushed current mathematics to its limits. New math must be created after the problem can be solved.
But researchers say there are many other factors working against another Einstein appearing anytime soon. For one thing, physics is a much different field today. In Einstein's day, there were a few thousand physicists worldwide, and the theorists who could argue with Einstein probably would fit into a streetcar with seats to spare. Education is different, too. One key aspect of Einstein's training that-is little noticed is the years of philosophy he read as a teenager-Kant, Schopenhauer and Spinoza, among others. It taught him how to think independently about space and time and it wasn't long before he became a philosopher himself.
And Einstein was a clever musician. The interplay between music and math is well-known. Einstein would play his violin hard as a way to think through a knotty physics problem.
Today, universities have produced millions of physicists. There aren't many jobs in science for them, so they go to Wall Street and Silicon Valley to apply their analytical skills. Those who stay in science don't work alone and they sometimes do experiment together which takes years.
It's hard to imagine a renegade (背叛者) like Einstein standing it. "Maybe there is an Einstein out there today," said Columbia University physicist Brian Greene,"but it would be a lot harder for him to be heard."
61.According to the second paragraph, the next Einstein will _____.
A. have to create new math
B. create a unified theory
C. have to be born now
D. push math to its limits
62. The underlined words "knotty" in the fourth paragraph means _____.
A. easy B. interesting C. strange D. difficult
63. Which of the following will be useful for the next Einstein to be born?
A. There will be music around.
B. There will be no problems to solve.
C. There will be suitable philosophy to study.
D. There are only a few physicists.
64. Which of the following can be the best title for this passage?
A. Wait for the Next Coming Einstein
B. Environment Needed for the Birth for the Next Einstein
C. Philosophy---- The Next Einstein Wants
D. Einstein and the Next Einstein
There are usually both parents and two children in a typical British family. In most British families both parents work. Very young children go to nursery schools or stay at home with a childminder. Old people usually live in their own homes or a nursing home if they cannot look after themselves. British parents try to spend their free time with their children going to the cinema, museums or parks. During the week they usually have dinner together.
Americans often move house from city to city or from state to state. For this reason American families live far away from their relatives. However, they keep in touch with each other by telephone or letter. During the holidays or at celebrations like Thanksgiving, families often visit each other. A typical American family is the same as a British family. Both parents work. Like British families, American parents try to spend time with their children at weekends. They often visit museums. They also go to the cinema or to the park.
There are many different kinds of houses in the UK. More than half of the people in the UK own their houses. Other people rent houses or flats. British people like to feel comfortable and safe in their homes. They like to make their homes and gardens look attractive. Perhaps that’s why gardening is one of their most popular pastimes.
The buildings in American cities are similar to those in British cities. There are tall tower blocks, skyscr
apers(摩天楼),houses and large brick buildings. In the suburbs, however, the houses are very different. A lot of Americans live in wooden houses with front and back gardens. Two thirds of Americans own their houses. Other Americans rent houses, apartments or rooms. Americans are usually very house-proud and take good care of their homes.
65. Many couples today in Britain ______
A. usually have two children
B. have difficulty in finding good jobs
C. don’t like living with their parents
D. have to work hard to support their children
66. Americans usually keep in touch with their relatives by telephone or letter because ______.
A. they live too far away
B. they don’t like traveling
C. they are too lazy to pay a visit
D. they are too busy to meet each other
67. The underlined word “pastimes” in Paragraph 3 refers to something you enjoy doing in your ______.
A. housework time B. hard time C. spare time D. pleasant time
68. We can be sure that ______.
A. Americans like children better
B. more Americans live in the suburbs
C. Americans think more highly of their families
D. Americans like living in wooden houses with front and back gardens
in the suburbs．
London is a sporty city. Every year 30 ,000 people run the London Marathon and manage to raise $ 30 million for charity. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the race. The marathon might not be everyone's cup of tea―so read on to learn about different ways you can get fit in London.
If you are not sure what you'd like to do, check out these ideas below :
Football Whether you want to join a local team or simply start playing in your back garden or a park, football is one of the easiest and cheapest sports you could take up. Find your nearest community club.
Cricket (板球) Like football, all you need is some space and basic equipment to start playing cricket. If you start getting serious about the game, there are lots of opportunities for you to play it in London. Search for a club near you.
Tennis If you are fed up with watching English players lose at Wimbledon, try your hand at tennis and maybe one day you'll make the country proud. Lots of the London parks have tennis courts(球场).
Gymnastics If you want to try your hand at gymnastics, there are over 70 different clubs in London that will help you learn more. To find your nearest club, call the London Gymnastics Federation on (0)20 8529 1142.
Rugby(橄榄球) If England's great achievement in the World Cup arouses your interest, find a club near you in London. Although lots of people think of rugby as something played more in the north of the country, it's quite easy to play the game in London too.
69. The underlined sentence in the first paragraph probably means that English people don't___________.
A. drink tea before running the marathon
B. plant tea along the marathon race path
C. all like the marathon race
D. all like drinking tea
70. We can learn from the passage that______.
A. people in London don't like rugby
B. the country is proud of each tennis player
C. 30 million people take part in the London Marathon
D. there are tennis competitions in Wimbledon
71. In which of the sports does the passage mention that English people often lose?
A. Football. B. Cricket. C. Tennis. D. Rugby.
Walk into the small Australian town of Coober Pedy on any given day, and you will get the strange feeling of an abandoned ghost town. So why even call it a town? Because that’s exactly what it is, complete with 4,000 plus residents of 48 nationalities, all of whom live underground!
Located about 846 km north of Adelaide, Coober Pedy was built in 1915, following the discovery of opal (蛋白石). As people from across the country and world flocked to mine the precious stone, they realized that while working under the ground was easy, living above it was not, thanks to the extreme temperatures.
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1. When will the express leave?
A. In 40 minutes. B. In 30 minutes. C. In 20 minutes.
2. How did the man feel about the interview?
A. Nervous. B. Confident. C. Disappointed.
3. What is the most popular meat in the woman’s country?
A. Chicken. B. Beef. C. Pork.
4.Why is the man blaming Mary?
A. Mary embarrassed him. B. Mary made things worse. C. Mary always loses her temper.
5.What’s the house like?
A. It has fallen apart. B. It has no doorbell. C. It has no hot water.
6. How long will the man spend in the school?
A. Half a year. B. One year. C. Two years.
7. What does the man plan to do in the future?
A. Start a restaurant. B. Become a teacher. C. Design a building
8. What kind of novel does the woman’s mother like?
A. Detective novels. B. Historical novels. C. Romantic novels.
9. What does the woman think of her mother?
A. Humorous. B. Knowledgeable. C. Forgetful.
10. What kind of music does the man like?
A. Pop music. B. Classical music. C. Country music.
11. What sports does the man like best?
A. Football. B. Volleyball. C. Basketball.
12. Which version of Dickens’ novels has the woman read?
A. The English version. B. The French version. C. The Chinese version.
13. Where are the speakers talking?
A. On the phone. B. In the classroom. C. On the tennis court.
14. What are the outside lines for?
A. Singles. B. Doubles. C. New learners.
15. How do tennis players decide who starts serving?
A. By using a coin. B. By following judges’ order. C. By having a bet.
16. What does “LOVE” mean in the tennis match?
A. 0. B. 15. C. 30.
17. What is the speaker mainly talking about?
A. College projects. B. Vacation arrangements. C. Dormitory management.
18. What should the students write down in the form?
A. Why they’ll be on campus B. When they’ll be on campus. C. Whether they’ll be on campus.
19. How many dormitories will be open?
A. 1. B. 31. C. 32.
20. What will be closed?
A. The post office and the college office. B. The library and the computer center. C. The college store and the dining halls.
When we do something, we all have our own plans. Some people are born planners. I can’t claim ( 宣称) to be one of that kind of people. Most of the time, I try to at least expect what might go wrong. I have taken to making lists and, although I’m not yet achieving perfection, I usually manage to achieve goals. But there are times when even the best plans do not succeed. All that is left then is to smile and to make or do something using whatever is found.
Hanukkah ( 光 明 节 ) came early this year, perhaps too soon after Thanksgiving to allow us to prepare well. During the first night of Hanukkah, the Hanukkah candles were nowhere to be found in the entire Dallas area where we lived. Birthday candles wouldn’t work! The tall long thin candle fell in small drops. “What would our ancestors do?” I thought. “What shall I do now? That’s where ingenuity comes from. Don’t be nervous and worried. Never let missing candles spoil a family celebration.” Later what we did find was a bag of tea lights. The long, silver bread tray became the base for our tea lights. The younger ones were wide-eyed and happy as Grandpa lit the first tea light and all recited the blessing. We sat at the dining table, happy to be together and the food was plentiful.
No matter how imperfect it is, the fact that families gather to share a special event, an event that has held meaning for so many generations of families, is the meaning itself and forms the important part of the observance ( 仪式). What we need to remember, and to carry with us, is the knowledge that togetherness is much better than all other concerns.
21. How does the author feel about perfect planning according to Paragraph I?
A. It should be an aim when we are doing things.
B. It is well worth considering carefully.
C. It often takes too much great effort.
D. It plays an important part in our daily life.
22. From the passage, what can we infer?
A. We should know well about our limited weaknesses.
B. We should make the most of the available resources.
C. We should get well prepared for the coming festival.
D. We should feel confident about our own abilities.
23. What does the underlined word “ingenuity” in the second paragraph mean?
A. Courage. B. Curiosity. C. Custom. D. Creativity.
24. What does the author think highly of?
A. Personal abilities. B. Personal experience.
C. Family reunion. D. Cultural difference.
Building your healthy diet
Although some extreme diets may suggest something else, we all need a balance of protein ( 蛋白质), fat, carbohydrates ( 碳水化合物), fiber, vitamins, and minerals in our diets to keep a healthy body. You don’t need to remove certain kinds of foods from your diet, but rather select the healthiest ones.
Protein gives us the energy to get up and go — and keep going — while also supporting mood and cognitive function. Too much protein can be harmful to people with kidney ( 肾 ) disease, but the latest research suggests that many of us need more high-quality protein, especially as we grow up. That doesn’t mean you have to eat more animal products — a variety of plant-based sources of protein each day can ensure your body gets all the essential protein it needs.
Not all fat is the same. While bad fat can destroy your diet and increase your risk of certain diseases, good fat protects your brain and heart. In fact, healthy fat — such as omega-3s — is necessary to your physical and emotional health. Understanding how to include more healthy fat in your diet can help improve your mood and your well-being.
Eating foods high in dietary fiber (grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and beans) can help you stay regular and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also improve your skin and even help you to lose weight. Depending on your age and gender, nutrition experts suggest you eat at least 21 to 38 grams of fiber each day for optimal (最 佳的) health. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t eating even half that amount.
Your body uses calcium to build healthy bones and teeth, keep them strong, send messages through the nervous system, and regulate the heart’s rhythm. Not getting enough calcium in your diet can also lead to anxiety, depression, and sleep difficulties. Whatever your age or gender (性别), it’s necessary to include calcium-rich foods in your diet.
25. What is important to keep a healthy body according to the passage?
A. Doing regular exercise. B. Making a proper choice.
C. Following good advice. D. Developing a simple lifestyle.
26. What can we know about protein from the second paragraph?
A. We should have as much protein as possible.
B. The more you have animal products, the better for health.
C. Protein can improve a person’s mood.
D. We should have less protein when we get older.
27. How do foods in high fiber benefit our body?
A. They help improve the skin. B. They are good for eyesight.
C. They provide more energy. D. They help build healthy teeth.
28. What’s the bad effect of lack of calcium according to the last paragraph?
A. People may become older easily.
B. People may have the risk of heart disease.
C. People may lose weight quickly in a short time.
D. People may have trouble in sleep.
Reading makes you a smarter, better leader. But if you’ve been following the latest science, you’ll also know that studies have shown regularly picking up a book might increase your empathy ( 共鸣) and protect you from feeling lonely, hopeless or suffering from dementia ( 痴 呆 ) in later life. But obviously, that’s not the end of the list. New research has discovered yet another benefit of being a reader who focuses one’s mind on reading.
After following those surveyed based on more than 3,500 adults over age 50 for 12 years, the team from Yale University behind the research found that those who read books for 3.5 hours a week were 23 percent less likely to die. Reading for less than 3.5 hours a week lowered participants’ (参加者) risk of death by 17 percent. Put another way, picking up an interesting book could earn you about an extra two years.
It’s worth noticing that the researchers were looking exactly at time spent in reading books, rather than newspapers, magazines, or online media, and that this difference is important for the observed advantages of reading. “We found that reading books provided a greater advantage than reading newspapers or magazines,” said Avni Bavishi of the Yale School of Public Health. “This effect is likely because books attract the readers’ mind more — providing more cognitive ( 认 知 的 ) advantages, and therefore increasing the lifespan (寿命). In short, deep slow reading rather than reading quickly and carelessly is best.”
So how long should you be reading for, and what sort of titles should you pick up? While more reading seems to be better, the researchers suggest that anything more than
30 minutes a day will be likely to do good to you. As for what exactly to read, the researchers can’t yet offer much advice beyond making time for actual books, though they pointed out this was a promising way to future research.
29. What’s the purpose of the author’s writing the first paragraph?
A. To tell the importance of modern science.
B. To explain the reasons for forming good habits.
C. To show the benefits of reading.
D. To list some painful sufferings.
30. What is the finding of the research of Yale University?
A. Reading can build one’s confidence.
B. Reading might make one feel safe.
C. Reading should be done regularly.
D. Reading could help one live longer.
31. Why is it better to read books instead of newspapers or magazines?
A. It improves the readers’ abilities to know about things.
B. It helps the readers to get more interested in the stories.
C. It makes the readers think of their own past experiences.
D. It offers the readers different practical skills of reading.
32. What will the future research focus on?
A. Reading methods. B. Reading materials. C. Reading abilities. D. Reading purposes.
When I was trying to find a place where to spend my December holidays, I met by chance some cheap flights to Iceland. After checking just a few winter pictures of Iceland, I realized that the country, known as the land of fire and ice, during the cold months of the year could offer me experiences I had never had before.
For sure you can’t miss the chance to go to Iceland in winter if your traveling wish list includes at least one of the crazy experiences Iceland can offer. Iceland in the North
Atlantic Ocean is a paradise ( 乐 园 ) for all those who want to see the northern lights, experience cold weather conditions and put themselves in geothermal ( 地 热 的 ) baths while the snow is falling on their head.
The best way to move around Iceland is with a rental car. Distances are huge and public transport in winter is not really common out of the major towns. As we wanted to be even more convenient we decided to rent a small camper ( 野 营 车 ). Sleeping and cooking in a camper saved us a lot of driving, money and gave us the chance to be always in the right place at the right time.
There were also no locals and in many cases no tourist facilities (设备). For us, as we slept in a camper, it was easier. But for tourists traveling by normal cars it is necessary to check the opening times of hotels and restaurants as many of them run just from June to September.
It is amazing to experience how the weather is changing in Iceland. However, Icelanders prefer to stay inside their houses. They have even no time to complain about the weather in December. All they care about is Christmas. They love to decorate their houses, sing Christmas songs and eat typical Christmas food.
33. Why is Iceland famous as the land of fire and ice?
A. Because tourists would like to play with fire on the ice.
B. Because it is too dry to easily cause fire to happen.
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