英 语 试 卷
本试卷分为第 I 卷（选择题）和第 II 卷（非选择题）两部分。第 I 卷 1 至 9 页，第 II 卷 10 至 11 页。考试结束，将本试卷和答题卡一并交回。
第 I 卷 听力部分
注意事项： 1. 答第 I 卷前，考生务必将自己的姓名、准考证号填写
在答题卡上。 2. 选出每小题答案后，用 2B 铅笔把答题卡上所对应题目的答案标号框涂黑。如需改动，用橡皮擦干净后， 再选涂其他答案标号框。不能答在本试卷上，否则无效。 第一部分：听力 (共两节，满分 30 分) 第一节(共 5 小题，每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在 试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读 一遍。 1. What does the woman do? A. A painter. A. He found it difficult. B. He couldn’t afford it. C. He has been busy with his study. 3. What does the man mean? A. Most people want to go to the museum. B. Some people may have different opinions. C. He has no idea about what to do on weekends. 4. What does the woman suggest the man do in the end? A. Take a walk alone. B. Wait for her in a park. C. Wait until she finishes a letter. 5. What are the speakers mainly discussing? A. The plot. B. The music. C. The main actor. 第二节(共 15 小题, 每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在 试卷的相应位置。听每段对话前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒 钟的作答时间。每段对话读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 和第 7 两个小题。 B. A lawyer. C. A teacher. 2. Why did the man drop out of the band?
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6. How many people will be absent from the party tonight? A. 8. 7. Why can’t Marcia come? A. She is ill. B. She is working late. C. She has another appointment. 听下面一段对话，回答第 8 和第 9 两个小题。 8. What does the man think is the best point of the project? A. It is environmentally friendly. B. It can get rid of the wasteland. C. It involves local people working together. 9. How much money do the speakers agree to offer the project a year? A. ? 5,000. B. ? 3,000. C. ? 2,000. 听下面一段对话，回答第 10 至第 12 三个小题。 10. What does the woman say about Yorkshire pudding? A. It always tastes good. B. It tastes good when properly cooked at home. C. It is only good when cooked in the restaurant. 11. What is the woman’s favorite English dish? A. Roast beef. B. Fish and chips. C. Bread and butter pudding. 12. What do we know about the woman? A. She had a negative attitude towards English food before. B. She has been accustomed to English food. C. She doesn’t like spicy food. 听下面一段对话，回答第 13 至第 16 四个小题。 13. Where did the man go for the second week? A. To Sydney. A. By car. B. To Canberra. B. By air. C. To the Gold Coast. C. By train. 14. How did the woman get to San Francisco? 15. How did the woman spend most of her vacation? A. She watched TV and played cards. B. She sunbathed on the beach. C. She toured around the city. 16. What does the woman think of her vacation? A. Wonderful. B. Unpleasant. C. Meaningful. 听下面一段对话，回答第 17 至第 20 四个小题。 17. What does the speaker mainly talk about?
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A. His friend. A. Pleased. 19. How old is the speaker? A. 15.
B. His family. B. Lonely. B. 16.
C. His study. C. Worried. C. 20.
18. How did the speaker feel for the first week at school?
20. What is the speaker’s problem? A. He can’t find a chance to make peace with Sophie. B. He doesn’t know how to refuse Sophie’s invitation. C. He has no way to remind Sophie of her bad manners to him.
第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节选择题（共 15 小题，每小题 2 分，共 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中，选出最佳答案，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A (CNN) — An ultra-marathoner trying to ―run‖ from Florida to for help, the Coast Guard said. Reza Baluchi, according to his website, has set a goal of running across more than 190 recognized nations to encourage world peace. The Coast Guard first encountered Baluchi on Wednesday after receiving a report about a man in a bubble off the coast of Miami, disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda, a Coast Guard press release said. It was not clear when he started his adventure. A Coast Guard ship found Baluchi. Officials described the craft as a ―hydro pod bubble‖ and a man in a 2013 YouTube video called a Baluchi bubble ―a big hamster wheel.‖ It moved along the ground as Baluchi ran inside. In the press release, the Coast Guard said Baluchi had protein bars, bottled water, a GPS and a satellite phone. The Coast Guard conveyed the voyage’s dangers and asked Baluchi to quit his journey because he didn’t have enough supplies. But he wouldn’t leave his bubble, officials said. The Coast Guard monitored his progress and on Saturday morning exhausted Baluchi activated(激活) his personal locating beacon(灯塔), the Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard airplane and a helicopter, along with the boat Maersk Montana, were sent to rescue Baluchi 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, the Coast Guard said. He was exhausted and taken to the Coast Guard air station, where his medical condition was evaluated. There were no reported injuries, the Coast Guard said. ―Part of his effort was to make world peace but he got caught up in the Gulf Stream,‖ said Coast Guard public affairs specialist Mark Barney. ―The chances of muscling out of the Gulf Stream were pretty low.‖ Baluchi could not be reached for comment, but a video posted on Baluchi’s Facebook page described his plans to travel in the bubble across the Caribbean, as well as his other athletic exploits. The CNN.com story quoted Baluchi saying he’d run across the United States twice and around its border once.
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Bermuda in a
human-powered inflatable (充气的) bubble was rescued Saturday morning, after he signaled
He said he fled Iran to escape persecution (迫害). Now he is an American citizen. 21. What happened to Baluchi when he first encountered the Coast Guard? A. He was confused about which direction he should go. B. His bubble was broken. C. He was exhausted by the adventure. D. He activated his locating beacon. 22. From the passage, we can know that __________. A. The Coast Guard advised Baluchi to quit the journey because the weather was terrible. B. Baluchi ended his journey since he hadn’t enough supplies. C. In the press release, Baluchi described his plan to cross the Caribbean in the bubble. D. Although Baluchi was exhausted, there were no reported injuries after his being rescued. 23. Which of the following words can best describe Reza Baluchi’s personality? A. Optimistic B. Adventurous C. Hardworking B Farmers use different kinds of soil conservation methods to protect their land from damage by farming and the forces of nature. One important form of soil conservation is the use of windbreaks. Windbreaks are barriers formed by trees and other plants with many leaves. Farmers plant them in lines around their fields. Windbreaks stop the wind from blowing soil away. They also keep the wind from destroying or damaging crops. They are very important for growing grains, such as wheat. There have been studies done on windbreaks in parts of West Africa. It is found that grain harvests can be 20% higher in fields protected by windbreaks compared to fields without such protection. However, windbreaks seem to work best when they allow a little wind to pass through. If the wall of trees and plants stops wind completely, then violent air movements will take place close to the ground. These movements will lift soil into the air where it will be blown away. For this reason, a windbreak is best if it has only 60% to 80% of the trees and plants needed to form a solid line. An easy role to remember is that windbreaks can protect areas up to ten times the height of the tallest trees in the windbreaks. There should be at least two lines in each windbreak. One line should be large trees. The second line, right next to it, can be shorter trees and other plants with leaves. Locally grown trees and plants are best for windbreaks. Windbreaks can protect land and crops from the wind. They can also provide wood products. These include wood for fuel and longer pieces for making fences. 24. If the wind is stopped completely, what will happen? A. Some soil will be blown away. C. Some trees will be pulled up. A. 20 meters B. 200 meters B. The wind will become stronger. D. All the wind will be kept out. C. 2,000 meters D. 2 meters D. Devoted.
25. If the trees in the windbreak are 20 meters high, the area being protected is ___________. 26. We can learn from the text that ____________. A. windbreaks are popular in Africa B. only trees can be planted in a windbreak
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C. windbreaks help to produce better harvests D. the best way to protect soil is building windbreaks 27. The author develops the passage by the following means EXCEPT ____________. A. making comparison C. giving examples B. listing statistics D. following time order C Auckland is New Zealand’s largest urban area with a population of just over a million people. It is not, however, the capital, although it was at one time, until the capital moved to Wellington. Auckland is the center of commerce and industry, and is perhaps the most energetic, prosperous and multicultural city in New Zealand. The city’s landscape is dominated by volcanic hills, the twin harbors, bays, beaches and islands. Its nickname ―the city of sails‖ is very suitable. Auckland has more boats for each person than anywhere else in the world. Auckland has many volcanic hills, many of which currently afford great views of the city. And Auckland’s geography is such that shiny waters seem to attract people from every point. It is a water lovers’ best place, with some of the best beaches, swimming, diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and watersports in the country. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is also the cultural, administrative and political center of the country. Two aspects of the city that will immediately strike any visitor are the harbor and hilly landscape. Everywhere you go, the sounds and the smell of the ocean hang in the air, and green hills and valleys wrap you in a bear-hug embrace. At night, Wellington offers a spectacular, shimmering(闪 闪 发 光 的 ) cityscape that is unlike almost anywhere else in the world. Even after seeing it for a hundred times, it takes your breath away. Wellington is a scenic, windy and diverse place. It has some of the best museums, art galleries, restaurants, and coffee houses in the country. It is the storehouse for the nation’s historic, cultural and artistic treasures. Being the first place where European settlers arrived, it also boasts lots of historic streets and buildings. Wellington is host to an excellent Festival of the Arts every two years. 28. What would be the best title for the passage? A. The Landscape of New Zealand B. The Capital of New Zealand C. Auckland and Wellington D. Welcome to New Zealand 29. From the passage, we know that Auckland used to _____________. A. be the capital of New Zealand B. have more boats than any other country in the world C. host a Festival of the Arts D. afford great views of the city 30. Auckland is the best city in New Zealand for people to ______________. A. study New Zealand culture B. see green hills C. visit historic streets and buildings D. do water sports 31. What’s the author’s attitude towards the cityscape in Wellington?
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C. Preferable D
Make a long story short for your chance to be published in Reader’s Digest and win $25,000. Here are a few of our favorite entries so far in our ―Your life: the Reader’s Digest Version‖ contest. After reading these, head over to Facebook and submit your own story about a special moment or lesson that shaped your life. “There’s Always a John” By Darla Boyd During my first year of teaching, there was a kid named John in my class. John was difficult to control and he nearly drove me crazy. While talking about him one day, an old teacher put his hand on my shoulder and said, ―There will always be a John. Your job is to learn to discover what makes him different and help him succeed.‖ The next year, there was indeed another John. But that advice taught me that there was something to appreciate in everyone. “An Early Key Lesson” By Elaine West Before I began my first teaching job, my mother, a teacher of 30 years, gave me a very special gift, five simple words that have had an effect on my entire life. ―Make friends with the janitor (门卫).‖ Her wisdom taught me the respect for all types of characters and continues to enrich my life to this day. Just five little words but what an impact they can have when you take them to heart. “Raising Mommy” By Jan Davis Being a mother can always present challenges and rewards. Someone tells me early that children will teach you everything you need to know. Being a mother is being raised. Our children become our advisers. Their dreams become our professors, as we are taking notes carefully. The sounds of their laughter and smiles are a great reward to us. Their tears remind us that it is okay to fail, and that we should wipe the tears away and try again. 32. What did Elaine West’s mother advise her to do? A. Take care of janitors. B. Don’t treat students differently. C. Don’t judge people by appearance. D. Respect people from different backgrounds. 33. According to the passage, we can infer that _________. A. a mother improves herself greatly in parenting B. there is always a boy named John in a school year C. the janitor will favor you if you respect him D. your story may win $2,500 if you enter the contest 34. The underlined word ―submit‖ in Paragraph 1 is the closest in meaning to __________. A. break in A. ad for three new books C. notice inviting contributions B. hand in C. refer to D. turn to 35. The text is most probably a(n) _________. B. introduction to Reader’s Digest D. poster about a lecture
第二节（共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 Whether you’ve been in college or you’re looking forward to going to university in the future, you and your
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family likely spend some time worrying about the cost of your college education. _____36_____ However, that will pay off for years to come. Earning scholarships is a great way to help you. The Financial Aid Office at Illinois State helps students identify scholarship opportunities every day. Here is some advice to help you. ? _____37_____ Have you asked your high school or community college financial aid office about scholarships at your school? Many schools have a list of several scholarships right there. _____38_____ Check with community organizations, banks and credit unions, and large employers who may offer scholarship opportunities in your area. ? Find your “hook” _____39_____. Your unique characteristics can help your scholarship applications stand out. Pay special attention to awards that mention your best qualities, whether that’s academic achievements, leadership, community service, or something less common. Think about why a donor wants to assist you in paying for your education. Most scholarship providers want to encourage a particular behavior. Companies may want to attract future employees. ? Develop a routine Every scholarship is different in terms of when you can apply, what you need to turn in, when the winner is announced, and how the money is given to you. _____40_____ There isn’t a single application or search engine that allows you to find and apply for everything. Visit the website for the Office of Student Financial Aid for lists of scholarship opportunities. Go through the lists to find the ones that match you best and keep track of when you can apply for them. A. While you’re searching, consider what makes you special as a student. B. Typically, scholarship applications open in the late fall or early spring for the next schoolyear’s awards, but that also varies depending on the donors. C. There is no doubt that college education is a necessary step to get yourselves prepared for the future. D. Local awards can often be easier to get as the application pools are smaller and less competitive. E. Begin in your own backyard. F. It’s no secret that college is one of the biggest investments. G. Believe in yourselves. 第三部分：英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节完形填空（共 20 小题；每题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、 B 、C 、D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选 项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 The day you decide to pursue your dream is the day you begin to work out the mystery. Things are never easy at first but each experience __41__ your feeling and makes you determine to succeed and move higher in life. When you are comfortable, you never think about how to __42__ it. Your dream takes you out of your __43__ zone and makes you realize what life __44__ is. Some people may laugh or pity at you, __45__ others may praise you. Be wise enough not to be __46__ away by the praise and not to be discouraged by criticism and pity. Don’t wait for opportunities. Develop yourself and __47__ your own opportunities because waiting for opportunities is like building __48__ in the air. Start small __49__ wait. Forgiveness allows us to interact positively with other people. __50__ out for people who find it hard to forgive
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others because they don’t see __51__ rationally(合理地). When hurt, forgive as quickly as possible so that you can free yourself from guilt, worry and unnecessary __52__. Failures as well as successes have explanations. The explanation of failures is often an excuse, and the explanation of successes is principles and __53__. Nobody cares to listen to the exp