第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20） 第一节（共 5 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面五段对话，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 秒钟的时间回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What are the two speakers talking abou
t? A. Time. B. Money. C. Movie. 2. What time is it now? A. 9:15 B. 9:20 C. 9:30 3. Where are the speakers? A. On the playground B. At home C. In the street 4. Why can’t the woman meet the man this evening? A. She is busy with her paper. B. She will visit her friend C. Her friend will come to see her. 5. What will the man do on Saturday? A. Play tennis. B. Play football C. Go swimming 第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 听下面五段对话或独白，每段对话或独白后有几个小题，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。听每段对话或独白前，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。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. How does the woman decided to go to the Central Park at last? A. By bus. B. By subway. C. On foot. 7. How many times does the woman change buses if she goes there by bus? A. Only once. B. Over three times. C. At least twice. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至第 9 题。 8. What will the speakers finally have for supper? A. Hamburgers. B. Kentucky fried chicken. C. Fried eggs. 9. Why wouldn’t the woman drive? A. She didn’t know how to drive. B. She didn ’t like driving. C. She was a bit tired. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 10 至 12 题。 10. What color is the pair of shoes the woman bought? A. Blue. B. Brown. C. Green. 11. What is the cost of the shoes? A. $215 B. $150 C. $250 12. Why doesn’t the woman buy the jacket? A. It’s too expensive B. It’s too large C. She doesn’t like the color 听第 9 段材料，回答第 13 至 16 题。 13. Who is sick and is going to hospital? A. The man’s wife. B. The man himself. C. The man’s daughter. 14. Why does the man speak to the woman? A. To ask her to look after his wife. B. To ask for a few days off. C. To talk about his daughter.
15. What might be the relationship between the speakers? A. Employer and employee. B. Teacher and student. C. Two friends. 16. What will the woman probably do? A. She will have the man fired. B. She will see a doctor. C .She will give her permission. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. What did the speaker use to do for a living? A. He worked in an advertising agency. B. He ran a village shop. C. He worked on a farm. 18. How was the speaker ’s life in the past? A. Stressful. B. Peaceful. C. Boring. 19. What made the speaker change his lifestyle? A. His desire to start his own business. B. The problem in his family life. C. His dream of living in the countryside. 20. How do the speaker and his wife feel about their present life? A. They regret changing their lifestyle. B. They think of boring. C. They both enjoy it. 第二部分：英语单项知识运用。 （共两节，满分 35 分） 第一节：单项填空（共 15 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 21. China’s new hot word, tuhao, caught________ attention of the dictionary’s editing team after BBC’s recent program on ________ influential Chinese words. A. the; the B. the; 不填 C. an; the D. an; 不填 22.—What do you think of Peter Wilson? —In my opinion, he is clever, fast, responsible and therefore_________. A. modest B. impatient C. aggressive D. reliable 23.—Do you have any plan for the coming holiday? —I thought I might stay with my parents, but something unexpected______. A. has occurred B. had occurred C. was occurring D. would occur 24. While addressing a conference Thursday, President Xi Jinping said that China-US ties are not a win-lose game but _______ in which both can be winners. A. the one B. that C. one D. it 25. —Thanks for inviting me to your party, ______my classmate Jane come? —Of course. She is always welcome. A. Must B. Should C. Will D. Shall 26. Chang’e-3’s soft landing proves that, with______ and determination, all obstacles can be overcome. A. requirement B. commitment C. extension D. distinction 27. —Is it by promoting the use of Bitcoin _______ people of the world can get benefited and secured? —No. It is by promoting its circulation. A. when B. what C. that D. how 28. In the literature class, our teacher asked us to _____ all the words in the poem that suggest homesickness. A. hold out B. pick out C. put out D. give out
29. The question was frequently referred to at the conference________ it is a good idea to build nuclear power plants in developed cities. A. why B. where C. that D. whether 30. The method ________ in this book has been widely accepted as an important step forward in getting rid of mist. A. outlining B. outlined C. to be outlined D. to have been outlined 31. Mr. Wang is just one of the victims from ________ houses the thieves stole money and other valuables. A. whose B. those C. whom D. their 32. I did enjoy the training on a very small island, for it_______ me plenty of time for reflection. A. accelerated B. afforded C. affected D. allocated 33. Our government has promised to improve our water quality, so it won’t be long ______ the residents can have access to clean water. A. after B. since C. before D. unless 34. When did you last see Mary? On a cold morning when I _______ my way to the station. A. made B. was making C. had made D. had been making 35. I don’t understand why I have been dismissed. ________! You are always being late and making mistakes. A. You are asking for it. B. You are kidding C. It’s up to you D. You’ve got a point there 第二节：完型填空（共 20 题：每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。 Many distinguished figures of Venice were invited to a banquet! However, just before the hour the candy-maker, who had been making a large decoration for the table, sent world that he had __36__ the piece. “I can make you something that will_37_for the middle of the table, if you’ll let me try,” said a pale-faced boy. “You! Antonio Canova, a boy servant!” exclaimed the head servant in__38_, “what can you do?” asked the head servant. “I can manage it,” the little fellow replied in a__39_ voice. The head servant was at his wits’ end, so he had to ask Antonio to have a go. Calling for some__40__, the boy quickly made a large_41___lion, which the head servant placed upon the middle of the table. Dinner was announced, and the guests were___42_into the dining-room. Among them were skilled critics of art work. When their eyes_43__upon the butter lion, they forgot the purpose for which they had come in their wonder__44___such a work of genius. They looked at the lion long and_45___, and asked the host what great sculpture had been persuaded to__46__his skill upon such a temporary material. The host what could not tell,__47_he asked the head servant, who brought Antonio in. The dinner was turned into a feast in his_48__when the guests learned that the lion had been made in a short time by a boy servant. The rich host__49_that he would pay the boy’s expenses under the best_50__, and he kept his word. Antonio was not spoiled by his good_51___,but tried so hard to become a good sculptor. He seized this good opportunity and people _52__know of Canova, one of the greatest sculptors of all time. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunity. Seize_53___occasions and make them great. Many of
us who think we are poor are rich in__54__all about us, in power to do good, and in capabilities worth more than jewelry,___55_we can see them. 36. A. prepared B. spoiled C. Served D. Preserved 37.A .do B. reach C. stand D. go 38.A. excitement B. disappointment C. astonishment D. embarrassment 39.A. nervous B. curious C. innocent D. firm 40.A. cheese B. flour C. bread D. butter 41.A.vivid B.rough C.fierce D.special 42.A.sent B.allowed C.advised D.shown 43.A.looked B.fell C.fixed D.watched 44.A.to B.with C.at D.over 45.A.critically B.carefully C.calmly D.precisely 46.A.waste B.practice C.devote D.develop 47.A.and B.but C.or D.so 48.A.favor B.place C.charge D.honor 49.A.whispered B.declared C.stated D.confirmed 50.A.guests B.friends C.masters D.servants 51.A.fortune B.talent C.reputation D.nature 52.A.frequently B.fortunately C.occasionally D.eventually 53.A.regular B.important C.common D.temporary 54.A.opportunities B.similarities C.qualities D.responsibilities 55.A.though B.if C.unless D. since 第三部分：阅读理解 A The past weekend has witnessed people across South Africa and around the world honoring Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Dec 5, at the age of 95. Their emotional outpourings are as much a celebration of Mandela’s life as an expression of grief. He was born in 1918, son of a member of the royal house of the Thembu Tribe. As a black South African, however, his freedom was strictly limited. The young lawyer joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1943. When apartheid became law in South Africa in 1948, which meant that black people had to carry passes and couldn’t live or travel where they pleased, or vote, Mandela and other ANC leaders launched a campaign against it. Initially, it was a non-violent, and Mandela was made the commander of its armed wing. After months of living and working underground, he was arrested in 1962. Tried for treason two years later, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent 27 years in prison, most of them in the maximum security prison of Robben Island off Cape Town. He could easily have given in to despair. Yet he refused to let his spirit be broken. That may be why he chose to forgive everything after he was released in 1990, when international pressure forced the white government to free him. At that time, many black South African believed their moment to take revenge(复仇) on the white minorities had come.” You can’t build a united nation on the basis of revenge.” he encouraged black people to make up with the whites. He himself set a good example of the forgiveness for his countrymen. He invited his political opponents to his presidential inauguration ceremony in 1994, including Percy Yutar, who
had called for him to receive the death penalty in 1963. Leaving office after a single five-year term, Mandela, now aged 86, maintained a punishing schedule that would wear out a man half his age. He became South Africa’s ambassador, campaigning against HIV/AIDS and helping to secure his country’s right to host the 2010 soccer World Cup. He also continued to be a voice for developing nations, getting involved in peace negotiations in other countries in Africa, and elsewhere. “The actions of Mandela in his own lifetime are his legacy to the whole world and they will remain a part of history for generations to come as a living example to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.” said CNN. 56.Which of the following statements about Mandela is True? A. He made contributing towards world peace as a United Nations ambassador to Africa. B. He spent 27 years in the prison of Robben Island never resigning himself to his own fate. C. He invited his former enemy to his inauguration ceremony as a gesture of forgiveness. D. He joined the ANC fighting against racial discrimination violently at the beginning. 57.Rick Stengel, the editor of Time Magazine who helped Mandela write his autobiography, wrote in a recent article,” Prison made the Mandela we know today.” “I came out mature,” Mandela told Stengel. The sentence above should be put at the beginning of_______. A. Paragraph 2 B. Paragraph 3 C. Paragraph 4 D. Paragraph 5 58.The author develops Paragraph 3 mainly________. A. by classification B. by argument C. by comparison D. by example 59.What is the theme of the passage? A. Mandela’s legacy lives on. B. Mandela lived a miserable life. C. The whole world mourned Mandela D. Black and white enjoy equal rights. B Our Center We have information about over 300 volunteering opportunities with more than 250 local organizations (charities, statutory organizations such as hospitals and social services and community groups). We are a registered charity and our service is free of charge. We do not run volunteering projects ourselves bur recruit (招募) volunteers for a whole range of organizations across Cambridge and South Cambs. Volunteering Links National Council for voluntary Organizations A center to champion and strengthen the voluntary sector in the UK with advice, support and public policy. Cambridge Council for voluntary Service An independent registered charity to help community and voluntary groups in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and Fenland. Volunteering Wales Volunteering and Volunteer Centres in Scotland. Community Service Volunteers Volunteer placements in the UK. Student Hubs A branch of Student Hubs, a youth-led charity working across the UK to transform student involvement in charitable activities. Timebank A national campaign inspiring and connecting people to share and give time. Registration Information Registration Information If you spot an opportunity that you like, you can go through a simple online registration
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C Babies born with serious medical conditions often spend their first days in the intensive-care unit of a hospital. Medical workers put tape on the babies to hold down tubes and electronic devices. Experts say having to change the tape daily or remove it when those babies are well enough to go home can be painful and even dangerous. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says more than one million people suffer skin injuries from medical tape removal each year. But now there is a new kind of tape that is much softer. Jeff Karp helped create the new tape. Doctor Harp works the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He says newborns moved to intensive-care Unit are usually very sick. "Children in these units are, are really just wrapped in these tapes, [which are] constantly needing to be replaced. These are really important to secure devices to the skin for monitoring. So, for example, temperature probes, endotracheal (通过气管的) tubes to maintain breathing, as well as EKG leads for monitoring a, a pulse."Doctor Karp told us. Removing medical tape can be painful. It also may damage the skin of newborn babies. Doctor Karp says this is one of the biggest problems facing hospitals. "There're all sorts of horror stories of, of permanent damage being done, as well as tissue torn off from the skin, even ears being torn."
He and his team wanted to create a medical tape that was strong and could be removed without harming the skin. Normally, medical tape has two layers -- a non-sticky backing and the sticky part. The new tape adds another layer of sticky adhesive(粘合). It remains on the skin after the tape is removed. Jeff Karp says this adhesive can be easily removed with talcum powder.（滑石粉） "What we found is that if you have a continuous layer of adhesive that's left -- as is, you know, done with our system -- when you just push on this adhesive it can easily roll off the skin and it'd be much less painful and, and much quicker to remove." The new, softer adhesive tape was designed for newborns. But the researchers say it will also help much older patients, whose thin, weak skin can tear. The new tape is made from materials already widely used. Doctor Karp believes it will receive government approval, and be available soon to hospitals and medical centers. The researchers have requested patent rights to the tape. They are also asking health officials for permission to test it on adults. 63. The underlined phrase “hold down” in paragraph 1 most probably means___________. A. adjust B. connect C. squeeze D. fix 64. After the new tape is removed,_________ remains on the skin. A. the non-sticky backing B. the sticky part C. the sticky adhesive D. the talcum power 65. What can we learn from the passage? A. The skin of newborns is the most fragile part of all their organs. B. Medical tape removal injures millions of people every year. C. Doctor Karp is confident that the new medical tape will be widely used. D. The new medical tape will be much more expensive than the normal one. 66. The main purpose of the passage is to _______. A. report the invention of a new pain-reducing medical tape. B. expose serious skin damage done to newborns in hospital C. compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two tapes D. encourage more doctors to devote themselves to invention
D Doris Lessing has had a fascinating life; born to English parents, she lived in Iran until she was five, before moving to Zimbabwe, where she spent her formative years growing up on a farm. The Grass is Singing, first published in 1950, was an international success. The story focuses on Mary Turner, the wife of a farmer, who is found murdered on the porch of her home. No-one is really surprised or particularly upset; she is well-known in the area for keeping herself to herself and for treating the local staff badly. After her body is found, we are taken back to her younger days and slowly discover what happened to her. Mary's childhood was largely unhappy. Brought up by parents who ran a store in a farming community, her father was a drunk and her mother bitter and twisted. Mary was delighted to leave home and get a job in the city. With a wide circle of friends, she had no desire to marry…until she reaches her thirties and her friends start to treat her as odd because she is still single. When Dick Turner asks her to marry him, she agrees and goes to live on his farm, where her life completely
changes. You might be forgiven for thinking that this is crime fiction. However, this is not really the case. We know right from the beginning of the book who killed Mary, and there are few doubts that he was responsible. The mystery is in finding out why the murder took place and how Mary turned from being a fun-loving woman into a cynical, over-bearing tyrant(暴君). As a character, Mary is particularly well-drawn. She is the focus of the story and her past and feelings are covered in great depth. I constantly switched from feeling sympathy for her to despising her. She does have a hard life. She marries a man that she doesn't really love in order to fulfill her friends' expectations of her. Yet her husband is a struggling farmer who lives a very solitary lifestyle and after initial attempts to make the best of her life, Mary realised that her only chance of happiness is to escape. Her only acquaintances apart from her husband are the servants and as she has been brought up to look down on 'the natives', her relationship with them is very stilted(矫揉造作的). Although her behaviour wasn’t always acceptable, it is easy to understand why she acted the way she did. Her husband, Dick Turner, is a different cup of tea. He is obsessed with the land that he has bought, but despite his best efforts, he struggles to make a go of it. His relationship with his wife is difficult; he finds it hard to understand her conduct and doesn't always appreciate the position that his wife is in. It is not hard to feel sorry for him, although his lack of mental strength does sometimes drive the reader mad. There are two particular threads to this book. One is psychological - it looks at the mental suffering of a human being pushed to the limits of his/her ability, particularly when without friends with which to share problems. The other thread is racism. Mary has been brought up to despise native Africans and her constant proximity to the servants puts her in a real dilemma. However, although Lessing describes some situations that made my blood boil and it is clear that she also despises colonialism, yet she doesn't blame Mary for her feelings; rather it is the fault of society and politics at the time that caused these problems. I thought this was very cleverly balanced. A third thread, although not so obvious, is the position of women in society, particularly in the way that Mary is virtually forced into marriage because of other people's opinions. Lessing's first hand knowledge of living on a farm in South Africa shines through in this book. The land, the characters, the farming are all vividly described and I could really see the images that she was trying to share with the reader. The book is beautifully written. There is no pretentiousness; the language used says what it needs to, yet Lessing still maintains her own style. The only possible disadvantage is that the ending is not entirely satisfactory in that not all the ends are tied. However, this is an advantage, because it keeps the book on the mind for a long time after finishing 67. Which of the following best describes Doris Lessing’s life? A. She lived in a very happy life when she was in Iran. B. She lived in the city after she moved to Zimbabwe. C. She ran a store in a farming community with her parents. D. She didn’t marry until she reached her thirties. 68. From the passage we can learn that _________. A. Mary lived a harmonious life with her husband. B. Mary was delighted because she got a job in the city. C. People feel very sad when they heard of Mary’s death.
D. The book The Grass is Singing has three threads in all. 69. We can draw a conclusion from the passage that ____________. A. People around Mary were accustomed to her strange behavior. B. Doris Lessing’s life on a farm in South Africa is helpful to her writing. C. Mary loved Dick at first sight and married him at her own will. D. Dick Turner was not fond of the land that he had bought. 70. Which of the following can serve as the title of the passage? A. The Happy Life of Doris Lessing. B. The Review of The Grass is Singing C. The Unfortunate Marriage of Mary. D. The Racism in South Africa.
第四部分：任务型阅读（共 10 小题：每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 请认真阅读下列短文， 并根据所读内容在文章后表格里填入一个最恰当的单词。注意： 每个空格只填 1 个单词。请将答案写在答题卡上相应题号的横线上。 Getting money for college When you are looking for money for colleges, it can sometimes seem impossible to find. Homework and stress are rarely reduced inside the classroom. Meanwhile, outside the classroom, the pressure is on to find scholarships for college. But there are several ways of finding finance if you are able to quality for it and, if you are quick enough! It is quite well known that most of funding that is available for students under these schemes is of a limited quantity. According to Braintrack, a higher education database with worldwide reach, more than 3billion US dollars (18 billion yuan) in private scholarships are awarded to college student annually. Average awards range from $2,000 to $3,000. The scholarship application process is similar to that of the college application: forms to be completed, test scores and grades to be sent, essays to be written and often interviews to prepare for. A few great place to start looking for scholarships are:_www.fastweb.com.www.finaid.org and www.collegexpress.com . Check out the annual scholarship guidebooks Scholarships. Grants&Prizes by Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe. Be selective, thoroughly research the qualifications required by each of the scholarships. Don’t waste your time applying for ones that are need-based if you can’t produce the appropriate documentation. Research past recipients(接受者). Check out the websites of the organizations sponsoring（资 助） the scholarships. Many post the biographies of past recipients. You don’t need to have cured cancer, but if you don’t think your resume(履历) measures up to the past winners’, you might be better served by moving onto the next scholarship on your list. Prepare for the interview. You’ll want to show off your personality, but above all you’ll want to be prepared. Find someone you trust to conduct an interview with you in advance—someone who will be honest with you and provide valuable tips. Let your personality shine through in your essays. The essays are the best way for students to share who they are, where they’ve come from, what they’ve overcome and so on. Tell your story in an interesting and persuasive way. And if you do have an interview, send a thank-you note afterward.
Getting money for college The amount of the homework almost remains the same. Difficulties in finding scholarship The (71)____to win scholarship for college is increasing.
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Average awards (73)______ from $2,000 to $ 3,000 are offered annually. Scholarship application process(74)_____ forms, test scores, essays and so on.
Places like websites and guidebooks about scholarships are(75)_____ to applicants.
(77)______applying for the need-based ones if you can’t produce the appropriate documents. (76)_____on getting scholarships Check out the websites which (78)_______ the biographies of past recipients. Conduct an interview in advance so that you can get well (79)_______ for the interview. Make your essays interesting and (80)______ and let your personality shine through in your essays.
第五部分：书面表达（满分 25 分） 爱默生说：“人生最美丽的补偿之一，就是人们真诚地帮助别人之后，同时也帮助了自己。” 请你参考下图及右侧调查结果。以“Helping others is helping ourselves”为标题，用英语写 一篇短文。 短文应该包括以下内容： 1.简要描述图画及图表的内容 2.阐述献血的意义 3.结合自身实际，谈谈你该做点什么。 注意：1.根据文字及图片提示，可做适当的发挥；2.短文词数 150 字左右，开头已给出，不 计入总字数；3.短文中不得提及有关考生的任何信息，如校名，人名等。
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