第一部分 听力部分 (25分)
( ) 1. How is the weather now?
A. Cloudy. B. Rainy. C. Fine.
( ) 2. What is Lingling going to do tonight?
A. Watch TV. B. Wash clothes. C. Do the dishes.
( ) 3. When will Mr. Brown’s plane arrive?
A. At 5:30 p.m. B. At 5:50 p.m. C. At 6:00 p.m.
( ) 4. Why did Andy go to Austria?
A. To visit her aunt. B. To attend a meeting. C. To learn music.
( ) 5. Where did the conversation probably take place?
A. In a shoe shop. B. In a restaurant. C. In a library.
( ) 6. Why is Susan unhappy?
A. She doesn’t feel well.
B. She has no idea for her writing.
C. She misses her friends.
( ) 7. What does the man suggest?
A. Taking a course in writing.
B. Showing him her pictures.
C. Writing about her experience in London.
( ) 8.Which country is the washing machine made in?
A. Korea. B. America. C. Germany.
( ) 9.How much does the woman need to pay to get the washing machine today?
A. $399. B. $499. C. $599.
( ) 10. What is the greatest advantage of the washing machine?
A. It’s quiet while working. B. It is easy to use it. C. It’s at a good price now.
( ) 11. Who was Morrow?
A reporter in the UK. B. A banker in America. C. A writer in German.
( ) 12. What happened to him?
A. He couldn’t find the way back to the station.
B. He wanted to find a restaurant to have lunch.
C. He felt sick on the way.
( ) 13. What was the boy’s advice ?
A. To take a bus. B. To buy a map. C. To ask someone else.
( ) 14. How many persons did Morrow ask in all ?
A. Only one. B. Two. C. Three.
( ) 15. What did he realize at last?
A. People’s abilities aren’t limited.
B. We can't solve many problems in one day.
C. We can get around a city without difficulty.
第二部分 笔试部分When I was fourteen years old, my mom and I didn’t have money for a Christmas dinner, much less gifts. I knew she was sad about it and I 16 my mind we wouldn’t let it get us down. Homemade gifts were nice, 17 I was not imaginative and too poor for supplies. I decided to give my mom something I treasured 18 --a necklace. I didn’t 19 anything that year. It was about giving.
I cleaned the necklace, and wrapped(包裹) it in the prettiest paper 20 I could find. I was so excited that I 21 wait for her to open it.
Single moms have it hard, and I really wanted to see her smile. I 22 her the little box, hugged and kissed her and wished her Merry Christmas. I waited 23 for her to open it but she just sat there with the box in her hands and looked at it. After a while , she looked at me and said, “I have 24 for you too.”
She reached into her pocket, pulling out another small box, placed it in my hands and told me although it was not much, it was filled 25 love. I was curious and a little afraid. I knew money was tight and hoped Mom hadn’t 26 money on something we couldn’t afford. Inside the box, there was a tiny ring with a small diamond (钻石) in the center. She told me that it had been her wedding ring from my 27 . It was mine now. I slipped(滑) it on my finger and hugged my mom. She opened the little box and 28 she saw the necklace , big tears filled her eyes. She asked me to put it on her. She held the necklace and told me she thought this was our 29 Christmas ever.
I could only 30 in agreement.
( ) 16. A. took up B. made up C. put up D. woke up
( ) 17. A. so B. because C. but D. if
( ) 18. A. herself B. ourselves C. myself D. itself
( ) 19. A. expect B. imagine C. wish D. get
( ) 20. A. whom B. what C. who D. which
( ) 21. A. couldn’t B. mustn’t C. needn’t D. shouldn’t
( ) 22. A. brought B. took C. handed D. carried
( ) 23. A. hurriedly B. anxiously C. easily D. worriedly
( ) 24. A. anything B. nothing C. everything D. something
( ) 25. A. in B. with C. on D. at
( ) 26. A. spent B. took C. cost D. paid
( ) 27. A. sister B. brother C. dad D. parents
( ) 28. A. when B. while C. if D. until
( ) 29. A. hottest B. proudest C. saddest D. best
( ) 30. A. hit my leg B. nod my head C. wave my hands D. shake my shoulder
Many people say that they are working too many hours. They don’t have enough time with their families. They can’t take care of things at home. They don’t have time to relax.
Work hours are different from one country to another. In France, people spend about 1,646 hours a year at work. In Japan, however, people work about 2,159 hours a year. That means a Japanese worker works 513 more hours a year than a French worker. That is more than 12 weeks, or three months, of extra work!
Why do people work so many hours? Some people work extra hours because they want to earn more money. However, many companies don’t pay overtime. Their workers don’t get extra pay for extra work. These people are afraid they will lose their job if they don’t work extra hours.
Many people say that their vacations are too short. In France, people get five weeks of paid vacation. In Germany, they get from four to six weeks. In the United States, two weeks of vacation is the average(平均数). Many people don’t even use all of their vacation days. In one study in Great Britain, fewer than half of workers used all their vacation days. In English, people say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” If that is true, there are a lot of dull people in the world.
( ) 31. How long does a Japanese work every week?
About 32 hours. B. Less than 35 hours. C. Over 40 hours. D. 45 hours.
( ) 32. Why do people work extra hours?
Because they want long vacations. B. Because they are forced to do so.
C. Because they want more money. D. Because they don’t want to rest.
( ) 33. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A French worker works longer than a Japanese worker.
The Americans can take the longest vacation with pay.
Those who work extra hours can always get extra pay.
As a matter of fact, more people tend to work in the UK.
Daniel isn’t doing well at school, and he is very busy. Every week, he has drum lessons, tennis lessons, chess club and swimming meets. Not surprisingly, he stays up late finishing his homework. Daniel’s mum is worried because Daniel always feels stressed and she doesn’t know why. Daniel isn’t suffering from low confidence. He is suffering from having too much to do.
Keep in mind that school is your child’s most important activity. If your child has too many outside activities, this constant running from one thing to the next gets in the way of school success. Help them choose two or three things they love doing. Three is enough.
When they have too much to do, kids often appear to have emotional(情感的) problems, learning problems, poor study skills or poor working habits. As a matter of fact, they just don’t have time to do their homework, play or relax. It seems as if these kids are attempting(试图) to squeeze(挤压) school into their busy schedules(日程表).
Kids always do better at school and in everyday life if they aren’t stressed out or too tired. When kids are stressed out, parents need to help judge the amount of work and activities in and out of school. It’s a parent’s job to protect their kids from having too much to do.
( ) 34. What is Daniel’s problem?
He’s slow in learning. B. He’s got too much to deal with.
C. He deosn’t feel confident. D. He’s got too much homework.
( ) 35. What does the underlined expression “gets in the way of” mean?
stops ... from B. helps ... with C. leads to D. takes away
( ) 36. If a student has too much to do, he will have the following problems EXCEPT _____.
poor working habits B. emotional problems
C. learning problems D. poor running skills
( ) 37. What does the last paragraph try to tell us?
Kids are always busy in everyday life.
Students are stressed out only at home.
It’s a parent’s job to reduce the stress.
It’s hard to judge the amount of work.
I've loved my mother's desk since I was just tall enough to see above the top of it as Mother sat doing letters. Standing by her chair, looking at the ink bottle, pens, and white paper, I decided that the act of writing must be the most wonderful thing in the world. Years later, during her final illness, Mother kept different things for my sister and brother. "But the desk," she'd said again, "is for Elizabeth. "
I never saw her anger, never saw her cry. I knew she loved me; she showed it in action. But as a young girl, I wanted heart-to-heart talks between mother and daughter. They never happened. And a gulf opened between us. I was too "emotional". But she lived "on the surface".
As years passed, I had my own family, I loved my mother and thanked her for our happy family. I wrote to her in careful words and asked her to let me know in any way she chose that she did forgive (原谅) me.
I posted the letter and waited for her answer. None came.
My hope turned to disappointment, then little interest, finally, ▲ . It seemed that nothing happened. I couldn't be sure that the letter had even got to Mother. I only knew I had written it, and I could stop trying to make her into someone she was not.
Now the present of her desk told me, as she'd never been able to, that she was pleased that writing was my chosen work. I cleaned the desk carefully and found some papers inside-a photo of my father and a one-page letter, folded (折叠) and refolded many times.
Give me the answer, my letter asks, in any way you choose. Mother, you always chose the act that speaks louder than words.
( ) 38. Mother left her desk for Elizabeth because _____.
she was the youngest child B. she was her favourite child
C. she had a special feeling for it D. she knew how to do letters
( ) 39. Elizabeth wrote a letter in order to _____.
know whether her mother forgave her or not
find out how deep her mother’s love was
tell her mother not to live only on the surface
let her mother know she was too emotional
( ) 40. Which word can be put into the blank?
worries B. troubles C. death D. peace
( ) 41. We can get a famous saying “_____” from the passage.
Mother’s love is the greatest in the world.
Actions speak louder than words.
Love me, love my dog.
Like father, like son.
When the three children arrived at the tunnel, they looked up at the trees above it.
“What’s happening?”Peter said. “Look at the trees. They’re moving.”
He was right. The trees were sliding down the hill.
“It’s a landslide,”Roberta said. “There has been a lot of rain. The earth is soft. It is moving and bringing the trees with it.”
“They are going to fall on the railway line,” Phyllis said. “There’ll be an accident if the train hits them. We must stop the next train.”
“How do we do that?” Peter said. “The next train is arriving at 11:29. That’s in five minutes. And the train is only about fifteen kilometers away.”
“We can run towards the train and wave to the driver,”Phyllis said.
“He won’t think there is anything wrong,”Roberta said.“We always wave to him.”
“We need something red to wave,”Peter said.“Red is for danger.”
“My petticoat is red,”Phyllis said.“I’ll tear pieces off.”
“Mother will be angry if you do that,”Roberta said.“Petticoats are expensive.”
“People may die if there is an accident,”Peter said.“Petticoats aren’t important.”
Phyllis tore strips from the bottom of her petticoat.
“We need sticks to tie the strips to,”Peter said.
The children ran to a nearby tree. With his knife, Peter cut off three thin branches. He tied each of the strips of red petticoat to one of the branches.
“Now we have red flags,” he said. “When we wave these, the engine driver will know something is wrong. He will stop the train and ask us what the matter is.”
The children ran through the tunnel and waited at the other side for the train to come. They had to wait for a long time. Peter thought the watch must be wrong, but it was the train that was late. Then, the train arrived. The children waved their flags. Roberta was so excited that she fainted(晕).
The engine driver saw the red flags and the children. He knew something was wrong. He stopped the train. Peter and Phyllis ran towards the engine. They shouted to the driver that there were trees on the line. The engine driver climbed down from his engine. He hurried to where Roberta was lying on the ground in a faint. He picked her up and carried her to the train and put her in a comfortable carriage.
—From the Railway Children
( ) 42. How did the landslide come into being?
The earth was too thin to hold the trees. B. The heavy rain washed the earth away.
C. The moving train shook the earth down. D. People cut down many trees on the hill.
( ) 43. What was the danger according to Phyllis?
The train was running too fast.
B. There would be a train accident.
C. The children were walking on the railway.
D. The landslide was coming to an end.
( ) 44. What does Peter mean by saying “Petticoats aren’t important.”?
That kind of coats aren’t popular. B. That kind of coats aren’t expensive.
C. People’s lives are more important. D. Children don’t need expensive coats.
( ) 45. What would happen to Roberta in the end?
She remained fainted. B. She forgot everything.
C. Her mother beat her hard. D. She came back to life.
46. Jack received praise from his teachers ________ his great progress.
47. Hobbies can make us ________. We can’t imagine our life without them.
48. Many tourists like to gather at Tian’anmen Square to watch the ________ of the national
49. Beijing is an ancient city of culture which ________ many foreign visitors.
50. I admire him for having the courage to face any ________.
In every 51 （语言）, there are words that have some interesting stories behind them. “Sandwich” is a very 52 （普通的）word in English. If we want to know the story behind it, we must know 53 （某事）about an Englishman. His name was Sandwich.
Sandwich lived in the 18th 54 （世纪）. He liked to play cards for 55 （钱）. He often played for 24 hours, and did not even stop to have his 56 （饭）. He asked his servants to bring him some meat and bread. He put the meat between two 57 （片）of bread and he held the food in his left hand, while he played cards with his right hand.
People liked Sandwich’s 58 （主意）and began to eat bread and meat this way. From the name of the man Sandwich, we have the word “Sandwich”.
Sandwich is also used as a verb today. When you sit between two 59 （人）, you can say, “I’m sandwiched.” By saying that, you mean you have someone sitting on 60 （两者都）sides of you.
A girl told her father about her hard life. She did not know what she had to do and wanted to give up.
Her father, a cook, took 61 (she) into the kitchen. He poured water into three pans and boiled them. After boiling, in the first pan was put some carrots, in the 62 (two) one was put some eggs and in the last one was put with coffee. Then he waited 63 any words.
After about 20 minutes, he took them out and told his daughter 64 (touch) the carrots, the eggs and smell the coffee. Then he explained 65 each had the same experience—the boiling water, 66 each had a different reaction. The strong and hard carrots had become soft and weak. The inner part of the fragile(易碎的) eggs became hard after . The coffee was very special, but 68 could change water.
“Who are you?” asked the father. “When trouble knocks 69 your door, what is your reaction? 70 (be) you carrots, eggs or coffee?”
Some parents make their children do the jobs they themselves find uninterested. Are children given those jobs for a special reason that may help them in life?
Lots of parents probably do give the jobs they hate most to the kids, because it could take a long time and may get in the way of them doing something else which they prefer more.
They might give the jobs they dislike doing to children because they want more time to do what they like and to enjoy themselves while the children do the jobs they hate doing.
They may also give the jobs they dislike because they want to show their children that running a house isn’t easy and to prepare them for the future.
There could be many reasons why parents give the most boring jobs to kids, but in the end I think it all comes down to the person, but I still think there may be a few more reasons why parents give children the jobs they hate.
76. 一首《苔花》经过中央电视台“经典永流传”栏目的播出之后，全国掀起了一场学习和发扬传统文化的热潮。假如你有幸参加美国New Hampton School举办的中美文化交流活动，联谊会上你应邀发表演讲，介绍中国学生传承和发扬中华传统文化的一些做法。请根据所给提示写一篇100字左右的短文。（文章首尾句已经给出，不计入总词数）
Background have interest in , learn more about China, understand Chinese better ,… Activities take part in Chinese Character Dictation Competition(汉字听写大赛), join Ancient Poem Club , learn by singing, learn by acting … Your opinion make good use of, learn English better … Good morning, dear teachers and my fellow students,
It’s a great honour to stand here and make a speech about my glorious country—China. As we all know, _________________________________________________________________________
That’s all for my speech. Thank you for listening.
第一节：听下面5段小对话，从Ａ、Ｂ、Ｃ’t play in the rain. You’ll catch a cold.
W: OK, Dad. I’m coming in.
2. M: Lingling, would you like to watch the Strongest Brain tonight?
W：Of course, it’s my favourite TV programme.
3. M: Sally, why are you leaving in a hurry?
W: It’s 5:20 p.m. now. I must go to the airport to meet Mr Brown. His flight will arrive
in half an hour.
4. M: Andy, we haven’t seen each other for long. Where have you been?
W: Oh, I have been to Austria to learn music.
5. M: What can I do for you, Madam?
W: I am looking for a pair of trainers for my son.
M: This way, please. These are for young people.
M: Susan, you look unhappy. What’s wrong with you?
W: Our teacher asks us to write an English article. I have to hand it tomorrow, but I don’t know how to start it.
M: What about writing about those pictures you showed me last week?
W: That’s a good idea. I can write about the experience I had in London.
W: It must be very fun. I’m sure your teacher will like it.
M: What can I do for you, madam?
W: I’d like to buy a washing machine.
M: This way, please. This is the newest washing machine this year.
W: Is it made in Korea?
M: No, it’s made in Germany.
W: Could you show me how to use it, please?
M: Sure, put your clothes into it, close the door and press the button. It’s easy, isn’t it?
W: Yes. What’s the advantage?
M: You can’t hear the noise while it’s working. This is the greatest advantage of our machine.
W: Sounds great. It’s the most important for me. How much is it?
M: You are lucky, Madam. It used to be 599 dollars, but today it’s only 499 dollars.
W: OK, I’ll take it.
Morrow was a famous banker of America in the 20th century. Once, he travelled in Rugby, England. During this period, he left the station nearby. While walking on and on, he got lost. So he asked a local boy of the way. The boy told him, “Turn right from here until you see a bookstore, and then turn left from there. You’ll find a place with a four-street crossing.” he added. “By the way, you’d better ask someone else. Even if I tell you now, you may not remember.” Following the boy’s guide, Morrow reached the four-street crossing soon, then asked a passerby there and quickly returned to the station in no time. He realized that each person’s ability is limited and many problems can’t be solved one day. Thus, we must act step by step and get to the destination gradually.
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61. her 62. second 63. without 64. to touch 65. that
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71. dull/boring/uninteresting jobs 72. take/waste time 73. enjoy themselves/have fun
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VII. A possible version:
Good morning, dear teachers and my fellow students,
It’s a great honour to stand here and make a speech about my glorious country—China. As we all know, China is a country with a long history. More and more foreigners are interested in its splendid culture and want to learn more about it. That’s why I’m making the speech today.
In order to pass on the valuable traditional culture, we take part in Chinese Character Dictation Competitions. In this way, we learn about how Chinese Characters came into being and understand them better. Sometimes, we go to Ancient Poem Clubs and enjoy the beauty that the old poems create for us. There are also some Opera Clubs in which we can learn local operas by singing or acting. Such activities make roots in the teenagers’ hearts so that they will never die out.
In my opinion, I will make good use of our traditional culture. What I have to do is that I will learn English better and spread it all over the world.
That’s all for my speech. Thank you for listening.
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