（考试时间：120 分钟；满分：150 分）
第一部分：阅读理解（共两节, 满分 40 分） 第一节: （共 15 小题；每小题 2 分, 满分 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上 将该项涂黑。 A The following are letters to the editor of a school ne
wspaper Dear editor, I’d like to express my opinion about grades. Students should be allowed to study without worrying about grades. Fortunately, most educators are becoming aware of the fact that students have different interests and abilities. I understand that grades are useful, but grades often limit creativity. Competing for better grades causes many students to turn down opportunities to pursue music, dramatics and sports. Grades force an arbitrary (武断的) standard of success on everyone. I do not demand, as some extremists do, that grades be removed immediately. However, I do believe that less emphasis should be placed on grades. I hope that someday grades will become optional at Village High School. Magdalena Smith Drama Club Dear editor, I’d like to say something about grades. Let’s face the facts about grades. Grades perform three basic functions. First, grades motivate students to work at their highest level of competence. Second, they act as a reward for hardworking students and as a punishment to students who do not work hard. Finally, grades are used as an effective standard by which to measure student achievement. Good grades help students to get jobs and to get into university. I’ve spoken with a number of students who have jobs, and most of them say that they were hired primarily on the basis of their grades. My grades helped me land a part-time job and will help me get into university next year. I think grades are extremely important at Village High School. Simon Harper Science Club 1. Which of the following is not Magdalena Smith’s opinion? 2. A. Students may give up the chance to learn music and sports for grades. B. Students’ creativity may not be developed for grades. C. Grades should not be used to measure a person’s success. D. Grades should be taken away at once. 2. We can learn Simon Harper __________. A. believes in the benefits of good grades B. is concerned about students’ creativity C. doesn’t work too hard at his studies D. supports students’ interests and abilities 3. From the second letter, we can infer that Simon Harper is a/an __________. A. teacher B. headmaster C. student D. advertiser B There is a story about a man who lost his legs and left arm in an accident. After the accident, only a finger and thumb on his right hand remained.
He was a brilliant, creative, and educated man. He had gained a lot of experience while traveling around the world, so he became very depressed after his accident. He was afraid that he would spend the rest of his life suffering and would no longer be able to spend his life in a meaningful way. Then, he realized that he still had partial function of his right hand and could still write even though it was very difficult. An idea occurred to him, “Why not write to other people who need encouragement?” He wrote to the prison ministry about sending letters to the prisoners. The prison minister replied, “Writing to the prisoners is acceptable, but your letters will not be answered.” Filled with excitement, the man knew he could write his letters. He began sending one-way messages of God’s love, hope, strength, and encouragement. He wrote twice a week, testing his strength and ability to the limit. He poured his heart and soul into his words and shared his experience, sense of humor, optimism, and faith. It was difficult to write those letters, especially without hope of a reply. One day he received a letter from the prison ministry. It was a short note from the officer who monitored and checked the prison mail. The letter said, “Please write on the best paper you can afford. Your letters are passed from room to room until they fall to pieces!” No matter what circumstances life may present, we all have unique experiences, abilities, and God-given talents. We can discover ways to reach others who desperately need messages of encouragement and strength. 4. Before the man had the accident, he __________. A. had toured around the world B. had visited local prisons C. had tried doing exercise to recover himself D. had been friends with the prison minister 5. In order to live in a meaningful way, the man began to ________. A. receive the school education B. write to other people who needed encouragement C. meet the people who were depressed D. help other people who lost arms and legs 6. From the officer’s short note we are told that __________. A. the man would be offered free paper to write letters on B. some of the prisoners were not satisfied with his letters C. the prisoners eagerly wanted to write back to the man D. his letters were very popular among the prisoners 7. What can be the best title for the passage? A. Stories about a Humorous Person B. Popularity of Special Letters C. Special Letters of Encouragement D. Relationship between Writers and Prisoners C Owning a smart phone may not be as smart as you think. They may let you surf the Internet, listen to music and snap photos wherever you are... but they also turn you into a workaholic (工作 狂). A study suggests that, by giving you access to emails at all times, the all-singing, all-dancing mobile phone adds as much as two hours to your working day. Researchers found that Britons work an additional 460 hours a year on average as they are able to respond to emails on their mobiles. The study by technology retailer Pixmania, shows the average UK working day is between nine and ten hours, but a further two hours is spent responding to or sending work emails, or making work calls. Almost one in ten admits spending up to three hours outside their normal working day checking work emails. Some workers confess (坦 白) they are on call almost 24 hours a day, with nine out of ten saying they take work emails and calls outside their normal working hours. Nearly two-thirds say they often check work emails just
before they go to bed and as soon as they wake up, while over a third have replied to one in the middle of the night. Ghadi Hobeika, marketing director of Pixmania, said, “The ability to access millions of apps, keep in contact via social networks and take photos and video as well as text and call has made smart phones valuable for many people. However, there are drawbacks. Many companies expect their employees to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and smart phones mean that people cannot get away from work. The more constantly in contact we become, the more is expected of us in a work capacity (容量).” 8. The text is probably taken from __________. A. a scientific report B. a financial report C. a newspaper D. a travel journal 9. The underlined word “drawbacks” in the last paragraph probably means __________. A. disagreements B. disadvantages C. mistakes D. features 10. Ghadi may agree that __________. A. employees are supposed to be on call 24 hours a day B. the ability to access many apps made smart phones worthless C. smart phones might turn a person into a workaholic D. people cannot get away from work without smart phones 11. What is the main idea of this passage? A. Smart phones are lengthening working hours. B. Smart phones are becoming valuable for many people. C. Britons work an additional 460 hours a year on average. D. Smart phones are more beneficial to our life than we think. D They should be Britain’s gilded (镀金的) youth, enjoying opportunities to study, travel and start exciting careers in a way older generations could only dream about. But instead they are the “Ipod” generation —“Insecure, Pressured, Over-taxed and Debt-ridden”—according to a study by a group of experts who provide advice and ideas on social issues. “We thought that each generation would be better off than its predecessors (前辈),” said Professor Nick Bosanquet of Imperial College London, one of its authors. “But young people today have more duties and it is much more difficult for them to raise their incomes and create wealth. This really is a very big issue for the country.” According to the report, today’s youth don’t have enough confidence and ability to build on the economic foundations created by post-war baby boomers (生育高峰期出生的人) . Because they are in debt, they are also reluctant to take risks. Levels of entrepreneurship (企业家精神) among Britain’s youth are lower than in America, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland and have fallen over the past decade. Many choose the jobs which offer a good amount of money after they retire. Others have to take any job that is available to try to pay off their debts. “I borrowed a lot of money from the bank to pay for my education at university, which is the biggest chain around my neck now,” said Phil Grech, 22, from Cumbria, who has a degree in maths from the University of Reading. “I’m only doing a temporary job at the moment to pay the mounting bills. I haven’t really thought about the long term. Many people think that when you leave university you can get a good job, but it’s no longer like that.” While older generations enjoyed higher education funded by taxpayers, young people today face university tuition fees and a decreasing “return” in the salary advantage they will get from their degrees. 12. What is the text mainly about?
A. Britain’s gilded youth. B. The “Ipod” generation in Britain. C. The challenges faced by the British today. D. The career choices Britain’s youth have. 13. What’s the biggest problem in Phil Grech’s life? A. Low income. B. The debt. C. Not having a good college degree. D. Not having job opportunities. 14. We can infer from the text that the “Ipod” generation __________. A. doesn’t have much determination B. doesn’t want to have a full-time job C. lives a harder life than the older generations D. hasn’t realized the importance of saving money 15. Which of the following words can best take the place of the word “reluctant” in the third paragraph? A. Unwilling. B. Foolish. C. Quick. D. Sorry. 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。 How do you stay true to yourself when you’re surrounded by friends and/or family that have an opinion on everything you do? It’s not easy! 16 Here are 4 tips which can help you live a dynamic life. 17 Stay true to yourself by listening to the only opinions that really matter－your own and those from people who believe in and encourage you. Deep down you know yourself better than anybody else. Don't fear people 18 The reason most people don’t take risks, or live on the edge is the fear of what others might think of them. If you want to live the life you truly deserve, you must give up the need to be liked by everybody. Value yourself and your choices When you do, others will too. Own the choices you make in your life. 19 When you believe in yourself, in time, others will believe in you too. Show confidence in your choices, and what you stand for whether others agree or not. Focus on appreciation No matter what the circumstances are, there is always something to be grateful for. All successful people ask, “What am I grateful for ? How can I improve my situation and use these tough times to inspire others?” 20 These steps, if applied, will help you transform your peace of mind, lifestyle, and productivity. A. Concentrate on your own talents and strengths. B. Never let others’ opinions guide your choices. C. Treat every person like they are important. D. When you doubt yourself, others will doubt you. E. Stay fearless in everything you will have to do. F. Be thankful to life and be helpful to others, and you’ll lead a successful life. G. However, there are great possibilities that you can lead the life you really want. 第二部分： 完形填空 (共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分)
Once there lived a rich merchant and a poor shoemaker in the same house. The merchant occupied the second floor, 21 the shoemaker lived and worked in a small room on the first floor. The shoemaker was one of the 22 persons on earth. He worked from morning till night, singing merrily. His heart was filled with 23 , whenever he saw the boots and shoes 24 . Now the merchant upstairs was so rich that he 25 knew how much wealth he had. He was always 26 his gold and silver coins far into night. Even in bed his uneasiness about his riches kept him 27 . When at last he had been asleep for an hour or two, up came the song of the happy shoemaker, who was an early 28 . It continued all day and was a(n) 29 to the merchant. Day by day the merchant grew more and more tired for lack of 30 . He asked a wise friend of his how he could 31 an end to the shoemaker’s song. “Well, if I were you, I would give the shoemaker a hundred pounds,” answered his friend. “You are rich enough to do that, I suppose. Ask for nothing in 32 . Simply give him money.” The merchant 33 the advice. When the shoemaker 34 the bag that had been sent by the merchant, he was 35 to find shining coins. “I must hide the money from the eyes of my neighbors. If they see it, they will think that I have stolen it,” he thought . “I will 36 it away even from my wife.” So he hid the bag of money under the floor. From then on he 37 his neighbors as much as he could. His wife, who had been the best 38 to him, became troublesome. Now his mind was too much set on the money bag to 39 on his work with diligence (勤奋). He could not sing merrily now. 40 he thought of the money bag, he became uneasy and unhappy. 21. A. for 22. A. poorest 23. A. smile 24. A. having repaired 25. A. hardly 26. A. hiding 27. A. alive 28. A. riser 29. A. encouragement 30. A. sympathy 31. A. come 32. A. trouble 33. A. refused 34. A. stole 35. A. amazed 36. A. throw 37. A. avoided 38. A. companion 39. A. base 40. A. Wherever B. thus B. happiest B. sorrow B. repair B. always B. making B. aware B. raiser B. fault B. sleep B. put B. need B. followed B. received B. frightened B. keep B. thanked B. company B. turn B. Whatever C. while D. however C. richest D. saddest C. sadness D. delight C. to repair D. to be repaired C. completely D. definitely C. accumulating D. counting C. awake D. asleep C. starter D. beginner C. trouble D. alarm C. understanding D. treatment C. meet D. reach C. turn D. return C. asked D. agreed C. opened D. carried C. ashamed D. disappointed C. give D. put C. helped D. protected C. fellow D. assistant C. focus D. depend C. However D. Whenever
第三部分： 语法填空（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分, 满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。
第四部分：单项填空 （共两节, 满分 30 分） 第一节：单项选择（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分） 51. Celebrating Valentine’s Day came into __________ fashion many years ago in China, and flower shops can sell dozens of roses __________. A. a; at a time B. /; at a time C. /; at one time D. the; at times 52. Don’t be angry with her. She made the mistake by chance, not _________. A. in common B. by accident C. on purpose D. by coincidence 53. —Hey! Here is a message on my cell phone, telling me to send money to… —Delete it. It is a trick. Many a person __________by such tricks so far. A. has been taken in B. have been cheated C. were played a trick on D. was taken advantaged of 54. I was driving on the highway __________a car went past followed by a police car, both of _______ must have been running at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. A. as; which B. while; them C. when; which D. when; that 55. — What our boss just said is so confusing to me. — __________ Maybe we can turn to the Internet for reference. A. I have had enough of him! B. I don’t get it, either. C. That’s a good point. D. Don’t make a fuss of him. 56. It is essential that students should not be limited to their classroom and should _______ their knowledge to social life. A. apply B. lead C. switch D. add 57. I felt tired and in no ______to listen to the lecture, and began to admire the pictures on the wall. A. mind B. interest C. mood D. feeling 58. —How could you __________in such an awkward situation? —Well, on arriving at the airport, I was surrounded by a crowd of journalists. Fortunately, my assistant helped me out. A. be involving B. involving yourself C. involve D. get involved 59. The hat looks more beautiful than that one which costs almost twice __________. A. as much B. as many C. so much D. so many 60. Your suggestion is of great value but too general. Could you be a little more __________? A. definite B. specific C. standard D. qualified 61. The boss stressed again that the secretary should not __________ any important details while
taking notes at the meeting. A. leave out B. let out C. bring out D. make out 62. Goods which are easily damaged, glasses______, should be packed carefully before transported. A. in total B. in particular C. in addition D. in conclusion 63. He __________present at the meeting this morning; he is on a business trip this week. A. can’t have been B. mightn’t have been C. mustn’t have been D. needn’t have been 64. Last month, part of Yunnan Province was struck by earthquakes, from __________ effects the people are still suffering. A. that B. whose C. their D. which 65. I think I can fix it tomorrow. __________, you will have to wait till Friday. A. If possible B. If ever C. If so D. If not 66. — Do you think I should apply for the job? — __________you’ve got such an opportunity, you might as well take advantage of it. As long as you make an effort, the __________are you’ll be employed. A. Since; chances B. While; conditions C. Even if; effects D. Now that; consequences 67. — Andrew won’t agree to your plans, you know. — __________? I don’t care what he thinks. A. How come B. So why C. So what D. What for 68. Fortunately somebody who happened to be passing by called the fire department __________the fire broke out. A. hurriedly B. rapidly C. quickly D. immediately 69. Mike gave me a lovely kitty and told me that it required __________ carefully. A. being looked after B. looked after C. to be looked after D. be looked after 70. I really appreciate your efforts, but I can’t give a (n) __________ that you’ll surely be promoted. It’s up to the boss to decide. A. permission B. guarantee C. announcement D. determination 第二节： 用所给词的适当形式填空或在空白处填上适当的词使句意完整通顺。(共 10 小题； 每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 71. I would have no __________ (hesitate) in recommending Philip for the position. 72. The idea of spending the Spring Festival abroad really appeals _______ me. 73. After adopting the __________ (advance) technology, the company has greatly increased its production in the last two years. 74. It wasn’t until nearly a month later __________ I received the manager’s reply. 75. During the APEC (the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting held in November 2014, the air quality in Beijing was much better than __________ it had been before. 76. He rushed out of the room __________ I could say a word, so he didn’t hear the news. 77. China __________ (establish) economic relations with other nations since President Xi Jinping visited 22 countries last year. 78. He avoided __________ (punish) by his boss by making an apology. 79. We are __________ (obvious) going to need more help for such a messy job.
80. __________ (associate) with cancer treatment, the problem has caught much attention from the public. 第五部分： 短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分, 满分 10 分） 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共 有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加：在此处加一个漏字符号（∧ ） ，并在下面写出增加的词； 删除：把多余的词用斜线（﹨）划掉； 修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从 11 处起）不计分。 I’m good at all the subjects, and always ready help others. At school I get along well with my classmates. Therefore, I have a problem that troubles myself all the time. It’s the relationship among my desk-mate and me. He is a hard-working student, who keeps school rule well. But he’s a quiet and shy person. What’s more, he got angry easily. I don’t know what to deal with him. Maybe it’s why we’ve seldom sat down to exchange our feelings or thoughts. I value our friendship. I hope we can know more about with each other and understand each other better. I do hope we will be close to each other than before. 第六部分： 书面表达（共 1 小题；满分 25 分） 假定你是李华， 你的英国朋友 Peter 来信向你咨询如何才能学好中文，请你根据以下要 点给他写封回信。字数：120 左右。 1．参加中文学习班; 2. 看中文书刊、电视; 3. 学唱中文歌曲; 4. 交中国朋友。 ． ． ． ． ． ． Dear Peter, _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________Yours, Li Hua
第一部分： 第一节: A：1-3 DAC B：4-7 ABDC C：8-11 CBCA D：12-15 BBCA 第二节： 16-20 GBEDF 第二部分： 完形填空 21---25CBDDA 26---30 DCACB31---35 BDBCA36---40 BAACD 第三部分： 语法填空 41. mine 42. is dressed 43. a 44. friendly 45. bringing 46. when/whenever/if 47. who /that 48. to solve 49. communicating 50. as 第四部分：单项填空 第一节：单项选择 51---55 BCACB 56---60 ACDAB 61---65 ABABD 66---70 ACDCB 第二节： 71. hesitation 72. to 73. advanced 74. that 75. what 76. before 77. has established 78.being punished 79. obviously 80. Associated 第五部分： 短文改错 I’m good at all the subjects, and always ready help others. At school I get along well with my to classmates. Therefore, I have a problem that troubles myself all the time. It’s the relationship among However me between my desk-mate and me. He is a hard-working student, who keeps school rule well. But he’s a quiet and rules shy person . What’s more, he got angry easily. I don’t know what to deal with him. Maybe it’s gets how（或 deal 改为 do） why we’ve seldom sat down to exchange our feelings or thoughts. I value our friendship. I hope we can because know more about with each other and understand each other better. I do hope we will be close to each closer other than before.