1. What has the man already bought?
A. A wallet. B. A jewel. C. A sewing machine.
2. Where are the speakers?
A. At an apartment. B. At a coffee bar. C. At a hotel.
3. What do we know about the woman?
A. She found a new job.
B. She prepared the food.
C. She appreciated the man’s help.
4. What is the most probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Teacher and student. B. Boss and worker C. Colleagues.
5. How will the woman probably contact Mr. Nordby?
A. Over the telephone. B. Through a letter. C. On the Internet.
6. Who will the woman have dinner with first?
A. Paul. B. The man. C. The man’s parents.
7. What day is it the day after tomorrow?
A. Christmas. B. Thanksgiving. C. Halloween.
8. What happened to the man?
A. He lost his MP3.
B. He broke his borrowed MP3.
C. He lost his borrowed MP3.
9. What does the woman suggest the man do?
A. Ask his parents for help.
B. Tell the truth to his teacher.
C. Borrow money from other students
10. Why does the man congratulate the woman?
A. She will get married. B. She is promoted. C. She is recovered.
11. What is the result of me conversation?
A. The woman feels disappointed.
B. The man will change his plan.
C. The woman is angry win the man.
12. Where is the speaker?
A. In a park. B. In a zoo. C. In a museum.
13. Which animals can people see in the first show?
A. Monkeys. B. Birds. C. Tigers.
14. When will the first show probably end?
A. At 3: 00 p. m. B. At 4: 00 p. m. C. At 4: 30 p. m.
15. What do we know about the last show?
A. It’s a guided tour. B. It’s free. C. It’s beside a shop.
Career 16 and dancer
ExperienceIn 1933graduated from University of Pittsburgh
In 17 went to New York
In 1940got a lead 18 in Pal Joey
In 1941went to California
In 1944success in 19 began
In 1945first shared the movie screen with a 20
21. Let’s keep to the point or we any decisions.
A. will never reach B. have never reached
C. never reach D. never reached
22. —You’ve agreed to go, but why aren’t you getting ready?
—I that you me to start at once.
A. don’t realize;want B. don’t realize;wanted
C. haven’t realized;want D. didn’t realized;wanted
23. You things about. Look, what a mess in your room!
A. throw B. have always thrown
C. are always throwing D. have always been throwing
24. —Would you care for a cup of tea?
—I one. Thank you just the same.
A. have had B. had C. would have D. will have
25. He in a shower last night and was wet through.
A. caught B. was caught C. had caught D. is caught
26. Although it is a problem only in Britain at the moment, I think it the rest of Europe soon.
A. affects B. is affected C. has affected D. will affect
27. I’ve finally finished my paper and it me an entire month.
A. takes B. took C. was taken D. had taken
28. I know Mr Brown; we to each other at an international conference.
A. are introduced B. have been introduced
C. were introduced D. had been introduced
29. —Did he notice you enter the room?
—I don’t think so. He to the radio with his eyes closed.
A. listened B. was listening C. has listened D. had listened
30. He and was made to repeat it.
A. hasn’t understood B. hasn’t been understood
C. didn’t understand D. wasn’t understood
31. —Shall we take the 10: 30 train?
—No. If we took that train, we too late.
A. arrive B. arrived C. will arrive D. would arrive
32. If it tomorrow, the sports meet would be put off.
A. rain B. rains C. should rain D. will rain
33. If we had taken such effective measures much earlier, the river so seriously now.
A. is not polluted B. would not be polluted
C. had not been polluted D. would not have been polluted
34. If he his legs in the last training, he in the coming World Cup, which he has been longing to compete in.
A. hadn’t hurt;would join B. didn’t hurt;would have joined
C. didn’t hurt would join D. hadn’t hurt;would have joined.
35. —Did you go to watch the basketball match last night?
—No. I didn’t feel well but I would have gone if I .
A. were B. did C. should D. had
Every winter, we children would build a snowman in our backyard. One 36 by packing a snowball, and then rolling it in the fresh snow. Like 37 up a balloon, the ball magically grows larger. We would 38 to see who could make theirs the largest, although an occasional snowball 39 would break out to divert(转移……的注意力)us from the competition.
The 40 snowball from the winner was used as our base(底座，基底). After this competition, it was 41 teamwork. My twin brother Evan and I would balance the second largest on the base. It was a perfect torso(躯干). My older brother Stephen would pack snow between the 42 , while my sister got water to strengthen the newly packed snow. The process was repeated using another 43 for the head.
Two branches were then stuck into the 44 for arms. Stones formed a smile, a row of buttons, and a pair of eyes. A carrot was used for the 45 . Finally, we threw a bucket of water 46 our snowman, giving him an icy coating that shone in the light. A scarf and a pair of gloves introduced a(n) 47 touch to our cold friend. We would stand back and admire our collective efforts.
This snowman making process was a 48 throughout my childhood. One winter, however, we 49 . We were growing up, and growing apart. And I hated it.
So last year, I wandered out into the snow 50 . I built the base. and made a torso and a head. I stuck in the 51 , the stones, and the carrot. I threw a bucket of water over my creation. I gladly gave my gloves to it. It took a lot longer alone, than it 52 as a team.
By making that snowman on my own, I have voiced my worries about the growing 53 between us. The 54 is approaching again. Perhaps you’ll find a snowman in our backyard this year. Hopefully, it will have been made by more 55 than one.
36. A. starts B. creates C. continues D. settles
37. A. making B. blowing C. taking D. looking
38. A. race B. run C. stop D. hide
39. A. struggle B. joke C. dance D. fight
40. A. smallest B. largest C. oldest D. youngest
41. A. little B. all C. partly D. hardly
42. A. places B. rooms C. spaces D. areas
43. A. snowman B. base C. torso D. snowball
44. A. front B. sides C. back D. bottom
45. A. nose B. mouth C. tongue D. breast
46. A. above B. towards C. off D. over
47. A. artificial B. human C. real D. animal
48. A. celebration B. tradition C. reception D. destination
49. A. stopped B. progressed C continued D. retired
50. A. angrily B. amazingly C. awfully D. alone
51. A. branches B. buttons C. coat D. bucket
52. A. did B. lasted C. worked D. happened
53. A. tiredness B. distance C. anger D. disappointment
54. A. winter B. spring C. summer D. autumn
55. A. minds B. legs C. feet D. hands
Only three local students won Chinese Blog Competition. And 15 of the 18 awards went to students from China.
170 students’ task：to get a fully-designed blog up and running, complete with many postings based on a theme of choice—all written in Chinese.
Themes ranged from local opinions—such as the usage of. Singlish, education and whether Singapore can be a cultural centre—to food blogs.
The entries were judged on Language proficiency and the quality of writing, as well as the design and level of exchanging ideas with readers.
Academics from the National University of Singapore and the SIM University IT experts, and a journalist from Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao in Singapore made up the judges.
In the end, only three Singaporean students made it to the award list—the rest of the awards were swept up by students from China.
“No surprise.” said Mr. Chow Yaw Long, 37, teacher-in-charge from Innova Junior College. which organized the event. “Although the topics were local subjects, the foreign students were generally better in terms of the content of the posts and their grasp of the Chinese language.”
One of the three local students winning the first prize in the Best Language Award was blogger Christina Gao, 19, from the Saint Andrew’s Junior College, who spared no effort in researching for and writing her biog. Each entry took her between five and seven days to produce, complete with pictures and even podcasts(播客).
Her advice for bloggers is：Be responsible.
“Some bloggers out there only seek to blame the authorities and other bloggers.” said Miss Gao. ‘‘I think they lack responsibilities and there is no value to their posts. ”
56. The competition was organized by .
A. the National University of Singapore
B. Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao
C. Innova Junior College
D. the Saint Andrew’s Junior College
57. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Chinese students won most of the awards.
B. Not all the themes were about local subjects.
C. The blogs could be written in Chinese or Singiish.
D. The judges were from universities in Singapore and China.
58. What Miss Gao said suggests that .
A. she likes to blame the authorities B. she has a sense of responsibility
C. she thinks highly of the others’ blogs D. she loves to read valuable posts
59. The passage is mainly about .
A. how Chinese students won the awards in the competition
B. why bloggers should take responsibility for their blogs
C. how Miss Gao won the first prize in the competition
D. what the result of the competition was
Downing the last drop of an expensive famous brand H2O as well as remembering to throw the empty bottle in the recycling bin, makes you feel pretty good about yourself, right? It shouldn’t. Even when the bottles are recycled, there are all kinds of other effects of swallowing bottled water, says Melissa Peffers, the air-quality program manager for Environmental Defense.
The containers are often filled in faraway lands, then shipped from abroad, and stored in refrigerators at your local store. Compare that with the influence on environment of turning on your tap, filling a glass, and drinking up!
Anyone who is choosing bottled water for health reasons is misguided, says Peffers, “Most bottled water is just tap water.” And what comes out of your tap is carefully monitored to follow the strict rules. Consider another fact that bottled water is surprisingly expensive, especially when compared with the alternative, which is almost free, and it is surprising that America’s desire for bottled water seems impossible to satisfy, reaching nearly 30 billion bottles a year.
“My parents’ generation never had bottled water,” says Isabelle Silverman, an Environmental Defense legal adviser. She has made a commitment to going bottle free. “You don’t need to fetch it home from the store, and it’s cheaper,” she adds.
Bottled water’s role as a status symbol needs to change, Peffers points out. So when a waiter at an expensive restaurant offers’’ And what’s your drink?” that’s no reason to forget your conviction(信念). “Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I’ll have tap. ’‘Say it loud enough that the other tables nearby can hear you,” Peffers says. “And then spend that money on a dessert.”
60. In the first paragraph, the underlined sentence “It shouldn’t.” suggests that people .
A. shouldn’t feel pleased with finishing the water in the bottle
B. shouldn’t feel good about drinking an expensive brand H2O
C. shouldn’t be content with just recycling empty bottles
D. shouldn’t be satisfied with drinking only bottled water
61. According to the author, tap water is .
A. as safe as bottled water B. morel likely to be polluted
C. healthier than bottled water D. less convenient than bottled water
62. The underlined part “going bottle free”(in Para. 4)means“ ”.
A. making bottled water free
B. giving up bottled water
C. recycling used water bottles
D. providing free water containers
63. Why does Peffers ask people to say “I’ll have tap.” loudly?
A. To encourage them to set an example for others to follow.
B. To advise them to save the money for one more dessert.
C. To remind them to be aware of their social status.
D. To persuade them to speak confidently in public.
On Saturday, millions of people around the world will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, which honors Patron Saint(a main religious figure)of Ireland. Communities across the United States will host parades, parties, and other festivities to mark the occasion.
This year, cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago have organized massive events celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. In New York City, hundreds of thousands of people will gather to watch the Saint Patrick’s Day parade-the nation’s largest. It is one of the most watched parades in the world. Last year, almost 2 million spectators and more than 150,000 participants filled the streets. The parade, first held in 1776, is also one of the oldest.
Chicago also throws a big celebration. Every year, the Chicago River, which crosses the city, glows green as event organizers dump about 40 pounds of fluorescence, a powerful dye(染料), into the water.
Boston keeps its parade rolling for three hours or more. It is the nation’s second-largest parade. The city will also salute one of its most famous former residents, President John F. Kennedy, by opening the exhibit” A Journey Home：John F. Kennedy and Ireland,” at his official library.
Patron Saint lived in Britain in the early fifth century, when it was still part of the Roman Empire. He was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland when he was only 16. He eventually escaped slavery and turned to a life of religious devotion. He trained to become a minister and set out to spread Christianity throughout Ireland. After 30 years as a religious leader, Patrick died on March 17, 1461. Saint Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17. In Ireland, it is an official holiday.
64. What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Celebrations across the Country B. An Official Holiday in US
C. The Largest Parade in the World D. Saint Patrick’s Day
65. What do you think is the official color of St. Patrick’s Day?
A. Green. B. Red. C. Black. D. Yellow.
66. The last paragraph is mainly about .
A. the cruel slave trade B. Saint Patrick’s childhood
C. activities during Saint Patrick’s Day D. Ireland’s Patron Saint
67. Which of the following is NOT correct according to the passage?
A. Parade is a most important event to observe Saint Patrick’s Day.
B. Millions of Americans celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day every year.
C. Chicago paints a bridge green for Saint Patrick’s Day.
D. The Saint Patrick’s Day parade has a history of over two centuries.
I needed to buy a digital camera, one that was simply good at taking good snaps(快照), maybe occasionally for magazines. Being the cautious type, I fancied a reliable brand. So I went on the net, spent 15 minutes reading product reviews on good websites, wrote down the names of three top recommendations and headed for my nearest big friendly camera store. There in the cupboard was one of the cameras on my list. And it was on special offer. Oh joy. I pointed at it and asked an assistant, “Can I have one of those?” He looked perturbed(不安). “Do you want to try it first?” he said. It didn’t quite sound like a question. “Do I need to?” I replied. “There’s nothing wrong with it?” This made him look a bit insulted and I started to feel bad. ‘‘No, no. But you should try. it,’’ he said encouragingly. “Compare it with the others.”
I looked across at the others：shelves of similar cameras placed along the wall, offering a wide range of slightly different prices and discounts, with each company selling a range of models based around the same basic box. With so many models to choose from, it seemed that I would have to spend hours weighing X against Y, always trying to take Z and possibly H into account at the same time. But when I had finished, I would still have only the same two certainties that I had entered the store with：first, soon after I carried my new camera out of the shop, it would be worth half what I paid for it; and second, my wonderful camera would very quickly be replaced by a new model.
But something in the human soul whispers that you can beat these traps by making the right choice, the clever choice, the wise choice. In the end, I agreed to try the model I had chosen. The assistant seemed a sincere man. So I let him take out my chosen camera from the cupboard, show how it took excellent pictures of my fellow shoppers…and when he started to introduce the special features, I interrupted to ask whether I needed to buy a carry-case and a memory card as well.
Why do we think that new options(选择)still offer us anything new? Perhaps it is because they offer an opportunity to avoid facing the fact that our real choices in this culture are far more limited than we would like to imagine.
68. The shop assistant insisted that the writer should .
A. try the camera to see if there was anything wrong with it
B. compare the camera he had chosen with the others
C. get more information about different companies
D. trust him and stop asking questions
69. What does the writer mean by “it would be worth half what I paid for it”(Paragraph2)?
A. He should get a 50%discount.
B. The price of the camera was unreasonably high.
C. The quality of the camera was not good.
D. The camera would soon fall in value.
70. It can be inferred from the passage that in the writer’s opinion.
A. people waste too much money on cameras
B. cameras have become an important part of our daily life
C. we don’t actually need so many choices when buying a product
D. famous companies care more about profit than quality
7l People traveled in search of food and shelter or in order to flee from their enemies. Sometimes they were looking for gold or silver in order to become rich. On other occasions they were searching for rich farmland.
This is not to say that no one ever traveled just for fun. Even in ancient times, some pleasure travel occurred. During a typical season, 700,000 tourists. would crowd into the ancient city of Rome, where animals performed and magicians entertained them. 72
73 International tourist arrivals alone reached as many as 546 million in 1994 and are forecast to rise to 937 million in 2010, according to the World Trade Organization.
74 Probably the most common reason for traveling is related to our physical well-being. Actually, traveling to sports events is one of the fastest growing types of travel. In our fast developing, modern society where stress has become part of people’s life, people can rest and relax by having a change of environment and activities.
75 No one seems to doubt that travel broadens the mind. In 18th century Europe, young men would go on a Grand Tour to various countries in order to complete their education. Today the desire to travel to different countries is encouraged by modem mass media. People who travel to other countries can at the same time learn more about their own country and culture.
A. But why do people like traveling so much?
B. Throughout history, most travel was not for pleasure.
C. So they travel to a lake for a swim or to a park for a hike.
D. The improvement in transportation has also encouraged people to travel.
E. Wealthy Romans made trips to Greece to take part in the Olympic Games.
F. The growth of tourism has become a modern phenomenon experienced by all countries in the world.
G. Another important reason for traveling is to satisfy our curiosity about different places and cultures.
complain portable suppose promote commit compete
contribute swallow decorate crash reject regular
1. The plane mysteriously(神秘地)near the island of Ustica.
2. Getting a visa(签证)isn’t as simple as you might .
3. Her family $50,000 to the poor.
4. Most crimes are by young man.
5. Residents because traffic in the area has increased.
6. You don’t have to sacrifice environmental protection to economic growth.
7. They the wedding car with ribbons and flowers.
8. The prime minister the suggestion that it was time for him to resign(辞职).
9. It’s difficult for a small supermarket to with the big supermarkets.
10. The company holds meetings with employees.
help with bring back depend on be strict with
make progress fall on as well as put up
at the bottom of connect…to… all sorts of fancy doing
1. The teacher his students all the time, requiring them to be serious and organized.
2. I make a mess in the kitchen! I really need someone to the cooking.
3. Grandma was standing the stairs, staring up angrily at me.
4. In the old society, most women have to their husbands for living.
5. The Dragon Boat Festival the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar year.
6. You can get information from the Net.
7. These two computers, each other, call exchange files conveniently.
8. It’s a fantastic restaurant. Here you can have taste of traditional dishes, flesh juice
9. much work home allows me little time to play with my baby.
10. The shops have started to Christmas decorations.
1. Many people (对……持乐观态度)the future of the Internet.
They buy books, find out about (度假优惠方案), book tickets, and get (各种信息)from the Internet.
2. Auckland (人口为……)just under a million people and (位于)North Island. It is also an important (商业和工业中心).
3. (在圣诞前夕), the whole family helped to (装饰房子), put up the Christmas decorations. We children all tried to stay awake (尽可能长的时间)to see Father Christmas.
4. After (回归电影制作), Christopher (筹集大量资金)to promote medical research into back injuries. He also made speeches to (引起公众关注).
5. The Williams sisters are more than (世界网球冠军). They have already expressed (对……的强烈兴趣)working in design after their tennis careers (结束).
1-5 ACBAC 6-10 ABBAA 11-15 BBCBA
16. Actor 17. 1938 18. part 19. movies 20. drawing
21-25. ADCAB 26-30 DBCBD 31-35. DCBAD
36-40 ABADB 41-45 BCDBA
46-50 DBBAD 51-55 AABAD
7选5：71. B 72. E 73. F 74. A 75. G
1. crashed 2. suppose 3. have contributed/contributed 4. committed
5. are complaining/complain 6. promote 7. decorated/have decorated
8. rejected 9. compete 10. regular
1. is strict with 2. help with 3. at the bottom of 4. depend on
5. falls on 6. all sorts of 7. connected to 8. as well as
9. bringing back 10. put up
1. are optimistic about;holiday offers;all sorts of information
2. has a population of;is located on;center for business and industry
3. On Christmas Eve;decorate the house;as long as possible
4. returning to film making;raised a lot of money;draw public attention
5. world tennis champions;a keen interest in;come to an end