1. When will the two speakers leave if they get cheaper tickets?’
A. On Tuesday. B. On Thursday C. On Friday
2. What is the probably relationship between the two speakers?
A. Husband and wife B. Passenger and driver C. Salesgirl and customer
3. What does the man imply?
A. He got help from the woman. B. He needed more time to study
C. He worked hard for his composition
4. What will the woman do in the morning?
A. See Lisa off B. Go to the zoo C. Deal with an e-mail
5. Where does this conversation most probably take place?
A. In a bus B. In an office C. In a phone box
6. Where will the man have his dinner?
A. At Golden Pond Restaurant B. At Black Forest Restaurant
C. At Moon River Restaurant
7. What do we know about the man?
A. He wants to eat beef B. He likes to have dinner late
C. prefers to wear a jacket and tie
8. How does the man feel about the delay of his flight?
A. Calm B. Glad C. Angry
9. Which is the right boarding gate for the man?
A. Gate 5 B. Gate 20 C. Gate 38
10. When will the plane probably take off?
A. At 3:30 p. m. B. At 3:40 p. m. C. At 3:50 p. m.
11. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
A. Eco-tours B. Popular sports C. Famous countries
12. Which activity in the USA in introduced in the dialogue?
A. Mountain-climbing B. River-rafting
13. How many countries are mentioned in the dialogue?
A. Three B. Four C. Five
14. Why does the man ask the woman for help?
A. He has to read a report B. He has to write a report
C. He has to wait for a call
15. What does the man ask the woman to do?
A. Buy some food B. Make tomato soup C. Bring back the café
16. Which of the following is suggested by the woman?
A. A pie B. A salad C. A sandwich
17. What does the woman think of the man?
A. Lazy B. Greedy C. Curious
听下面一段材料，将第18至第20三个小题的信息补充完整，每个小题不超过三个单词。 听材料前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每个小题5秒钟； 听完后，各小题将给出15秒钟的作答时间。本材料读两遍。
Greenwood 18. _______
To: Students of Grades 19. ______
For: Two weeks
Study and play with top artists!
20. __________ every night!
Enjoy your life in greenwoods!
第一节 单项填空 (共15小题, 满分15分)
21. Reality is not the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, ______ the way they actually are.
A. as B. or C. but D. and
22. ______ the silence of the pauses, we could hear each other’s breathing and could almost hear our own heartbeats.
A. In B. For C. Under D. Between
23. Polar bears live mostly on ______ sea ice, which they use as ______ platform for hunting seals.
A. a; a B. a; the C. 不填; a D. the; 不填
24. The biggest problem for most plants, which ______ just get up and run away when threatened, is that animals like to eat them.
A. shan’t B. can’t C. needn’t D. mustn’t
25. As the years passed, many occasions — birthdays, awards, graduations — ______ with Dad’s flowers.
A. are marked B. were marked C. have marked D. had marked
26. It’s hard for him playing against me. I’ve got nothing to play for, but for him, he needs to win so ______.
A. far B. well C. little D. badly
27. To save class time, our teacher has ______ students do half of the exercises in class and complete the other half for our homework.
A. us B. we C. our D. ours
28. Having checked the doors were closed, and ______ all the lights were off, the boy opened the door to his bedroom.
A. why B. that C. when D. where
29. As the light turned green, I stood for a moment, not ______, and asked myself what I was going to do.
A. moved B. moving C. to move D. being moved
30. We live day by day, but in the great things, the time of days and weeks ______ so small that a day is unimportant.
A. is B. are C. has been D. have been
31. Cathy is taking notes of the grammatical rules in class at Sunshine School, where she ______ English for a year.
A. studies B. studied C. is studying D. has been studying
32. By serving others, a person focuses on someone other than himself or herself, ______ can be very eye-opening and rewarding.
A. who B. which C. what D. that
33. Most birds find it safe to sleep in the trees, but ______ they have eggs or young chicks, they don’t use a nest.
A. why B. how C. unless D. where
34. “Things ______ never come again!” I couldn’t help talking to myself.
A. lost B. losing C. to lost D. have lost
35. There is an old proverb, “Love me, love my dog.” But there is ______ wisdom in this: “Love me, love my book.”
A. some B. much C. more D. most
第二节 完形填空 (共20小题, 满分30分)
When I was young, my parents ran a snack bar in our small town.
One evening in early April, my mother told me to fill in at the snack bar___36___a worker who had the flu. I told her I would mess it up, ___37___I had never worked at the bar before. I___38___that instead of making money, I would end up owing it.
“You can do it,” said my mother, “ ___39___, you won’t get much business until lunch.”
“But I’ll never remember the orders, and I’m no good___40___money. Please, Mom, don’t___41___me.
“Then I’ll help you,” she said.
I shrugged my shoulders. I thought my mother’s___42___was a bad one, but I ___43___.
When I got to the bar the next day, I found my mother was ___44___. Because the weather that day was rainy and cold, people wanted hot snacks and drinks.___45___, I was really slow at taking the orders and making change. The line of people grew, and everybody seemed ___46___, I was so nervous that my hands shook, and I___47___a cup into pieces. What a mess! Then my mother came to___48___me, and she also showed me how to make ___49___. If someone gave me $ 5 for something that cost $ 3. 25, I handed over
___50___ quarters and a dollar and said, “75 cents makes four dollars, plus one dollar makes five.” Things went more___51___after that.
By the end of the day, I could remember orders, ___52___the bill, and make change quickly with a smile. I was even a little___53___when the sun came out and dried up business. My mother said she was proud of me, and when she___54___that I work at the snack bar again next year, I did not even shrug. I was too busy
___55___ the restaurant I would open one day.
A. At least
B. At last
C. At most
D. At first
A. turn in
B. count out
C. take over
D. add up
第一节 选择题（共17小题， 满分34分）
In June, 2007, a group of students from eight high schools in Winnipeg, the capital of Canada’s Manitoba province, will begin test-launching (试发射) a satellite the size of a Rubik’s cube.
The one-kilogram Win-Cub satellite, named for its home city and its shape, will be put into low orbit. Once in space, it can perform for a few months or up to several years, communicating information that could help find the signs of earthquakes.
There are 80 similar satellite projects worldwide, but this is the first high-school based program of its kind in Canada. 30 Manitoba high school students are having a hand in designing and building the satellite, in cooperation with aerospace (航空航天的) experts and 10 students from the University of Manitoba, and with support from two other organizations.
The Win-Cube project is not something that goes on a piece of paper; it is real-world engineering, allowing high school students to have an opportunity to learn more about the exciting world of engineering through their participation in this challenging program. It is also taken as a wonderful example of the unique partnerships within Manitoba. Designing, building and launching a satellite with high-school participation will bring this world-class educational project into reality and Manitoba closer to space.
“These Manitoba high school students deserve congratulations for their enthusiasm, innovation (创新), and a strong love for discovery,” said Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjomson. “We want to make science more relevant (相关的), interesting and attractive to high school students by showing them how classroom studies can relate to practical experience in the workplace or, in this case, in space,” Bjomson added.
The Win-Cube program is mainly named at inspiring a strong desire for discovery on the part of the students. It also shows Manitoba’s devotion to research and innovation and the development of a skilled workforce—all important drivers of knowledge-based economic growth.
56. According to the passage, the Win-Cube satellite is _________.
A. named after Manitoba and its shape
B. intended for international communication
C. designed like a Rubik’s cube both in shape and size
D. challenged by university students around the world
57. According to Mr. Bjomson, ___________.
A. those Manitoba high school students are worth praising
B. the study of space can be practically made in classrooms
C. Manitoba high schools are famous for the study of space
D. scientific research is too far away from high school students
58. The primary purpose of the project is to _________.
A. find the early signs of earthquakes
B. relate studies to practical
C. help high school students study real-world engineering
D. inspire a strong desire for discovery among the students
59. The best title for this passage may be ________.
A. Manitoba School B. Win-Cube Program
C. Space Co-operation D. Satellite Launching
Welcome to my Message Board!
Subject: Slimming down classics?
6: 34 AM
Orion Books, which decides there is a market in creating cut-down classics (经典著作), is slimming down some novels by such great writers as L. Tolstoy, M. Mitchell and C. Bronte. Now, each of them has been whittled down to about 400 pages by cutting 30 to___40___pages per cent of original, with words, sentences, paragraphs and, in a few cases, chapters removed. The first six shortened editions, all priced at ￡6. 99 and advertised as great reads “in half the time”, will go on sale next month, with plans for___50___to 100 more to follow. The publishing house believes that modern readers will welcome the shorter versions.
Well, I’m publisher of Orion Group. Thanks for your attention, Mr. Handsome.
I must say, the idea developed from a game of “shame” in my office. Each of us was required to confess (承认) to the most d to coembarrassing blanks in his or her reading. I admitted that I had never read Anna Karenina and tried but failed to get through Gone with the Wind several times. One of my colleagues acknowledged skipping (跳读) Jane Eyre. We realized that life is too short to read all the books you want to and we never were going to read these ones.
As a leading publishing house, we are trying to make classics convenient for readers but it’s not as if we’re withdrawing the original versions. They are still there if you want to read them.
I’m director of the online bookclub www. lovereading. co. uk
Mr. Edwards, I think your shortened editions is a breath of fresh air. I’m guilty of never having read Anna Karenina, because it’s just so long. I’d much rather read two 300-page books than one 600-page book. I am looking forward to more shortened classics!
I’m from the
In my opinion, the practice is completely ridiculous. How can you edit the classics? I’m afraid reading some of these book is hard work, and that is why you have to develop as a reader. If people don’t have time to read Anna Karenina, then fine. But don’t read a shortened version and kid yourself it’s the real thing.
60. According to the message board, Orion Books ___________.
A. opposes the reading of original classics
B. is embarrassed for cutting down classics
C. thinks cut-down classics have a bright future
D. is cautions in its decision to cut down classics
61. In Mr. Edwards’ opinion, Orion Group is shortening classics to _________.
A. make them easier to read B. meet a large demand in the market
C. increase the sales of literary books D. compete with their original versions
62. By .describing the shortened classics as “a breath of fresh air”, Ms. Weir ________.
A. speaks highly of the cut-down classics
B. shows her love for original classics
C. feels guilty of not reading the classics
D. disapprove of shortening the classics
63. Mr. Crockatt seems to imply that _________.
A. reading the classic works is a confusing attempt
B. shortening the classics does harm to the original
C. publishing the cut-down classics is a difficult job
D. editing the classic works satisfies children’s needs
Photos that you might have found down the back of your sofa are now big business!
In 2005, the American artist Richard Prince’s photograph of a photograph, Untitled (Cowboy), was sold for $ 1, 248, 000.
Prince is certainly not the only contemporary artist to have worked with so-called “found photographs”—a loose term given to everything from discarded(丢弃的) prints discovered in a junk shop to old advertisements or amateur photographs from a stranger’s family album. The German artist Joachim Schmid, who believes “basically everything is worth looking at”, has gathered discarded photographs, postcards and newspaper images since 1982. In his on-going project, Archiv, he groups photographs of family life according to themes: people with dogs; teams; new cars; dinner with the family; and so on.
Like Schmid, the editors of several self-published art magazines also champion (捍卫) found photographs. One of them, called simply Found, was born one snowy night in Chicago, when Davy Rothbard returned to his car to find under his wiper(雨刷) an angry note intended for some else: “Why’s your car HERE at HER place?” The note became the starting point for Rothbard’s addictive publication, which features found photographs sent in by readers, such a poster discovered in our drawer.
The whole found-photograph phenomenon has raised some questions. Perhaps one of the most difficult is: can these images really be considered as art? And if so, whose art? Yet found photographs produced by artists, such Richard Prince, may riding his horse hurriedly to meet someone? Or how did Prince create this photograph? It’s anyone’s guess. In addition, as we imagine the back-story to the people in the found photographs artists, like Schmid, have collated (整理), we also turn toward our own photographic albums. Why is memory so important to us? Why do we all seek to freeze in time the faces of our children, our parents, our lovers, and ourselves? Will they mean anything to anyone after we’ve gone?
64. The first paragraph of the passage is used to _________.
A. remind readers of found photographs
B. advise reader to start a new kind of business
C. ask readers to find photographs behind sofa
D. show readers the value of found photographs
65. According to the passage, Joachim Schmid _________.
A. is fond of collecting family life photographs
B. found a complaining not under his car wiper
C. is working for several self-published magazines
D. wondered at the artistic nature of found photographs
66. The underlined word “them” in Para 4 refers to __________.
A. the readers B. the editors
C. the found photographs D. the self-published magazines
67. By asking a series of questions in Para 5, the author mainly intends to indicate that ________.
A. memory of the past is very important to people
B. found photographs allow people to think freely
C. the back-story of found photographs is puzzling
D. the real value of found photographs is questionable
68. The author’s attitude towards found photographs can be described as _________.
A. critical B. doubtful C. optimistic D. satisfied
One of our biggest fears nowadays is that our kids might some day get lost in a “sea of technology” rather thant 273.0pt; mso-char-indent-count: 2.0; mso- experiencing the natural world. Fear-producing TV and computer games are leading to a serious disconnect between kids and the great outdoors, which will changes the wild places of the world, its creatures and human health for the worse, unless adults get working on child’s play.
Each of us has a place in nature we go sometimes, even if it was torn down. We cannot be the last generation to have that place. At this rate, kids who miss the sense of wonder outdoors will not grow up to be protectors of natural landscapes. “If the decline in parks use continues across North America, who will defend parks against encroachment (蚕食)?” asks Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.
Without having a nature experience, kids, can turn out just fine, but they are missing out a huge enrichment of their lives. That applies to everything from their physical health and mental health, to stress levels, creativity and cognitive (认知的) skills. Experts predive (ict modern kids will have poorer health than their parents—and they say a lack of outside play is surely part of it; research suggests that kids do better academically in schools with a nature component and that play in nature fosters (培养) leadership by the smartest, not by the toughest. Even a tiny outdoor experience can create wonder in a child. The three-year-old turning over his first rock realizes he is not alone in the world. A clump of trees on the roadside can be the whole universe in his eyes. We really need to value that more.
Kids are not to blame. They are over-protected and frightened. It is dangerous out there from time to time, but repetitive stress from computers is replacing breaking an arm as a childhood rite（仪式）of passage.
Everyone, from developers, to schools and outdoorsy citizens, should help regain for our kids some of the freedom and joy of exploring, taking friendship in fields and woods that cement (增强) love, respect and need for landscape. As parents, we should devote some of our energies to taking our kids into nature. This could yet be our greatest cause.
69. The main idea of Paragraph 2 is that __________.
A. kids missing the sense of wonder outdoors
B. parks are in danger of being gradually encroached
C. Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods
D. children are expected to develop into protectors of nature
70. According to the passage, children without experiencing nature will _________.
A. keep a high sense of wonder
B. be over-protected by their parents
C. be less healthy both physically and mentally
D. change wild places and creatures for the better
71. According to the author, children’s breaking an arm is ___________.
A. the fault on the part of their parents
B. the natural experience in their growing up
C. the result of their own carelessness in play
D. the effect of their repetitive stress from computers
72. In writing this passage, the author mainly intends to ________.
A. blame children for getting lost in computer games
B. encourage children to protect parks from encroachment
C. show his concern about children’s lack of experience in nature
D. inspire children to keep the sense of wonder about things around
第二节 简答题（共3小题， 满分6分）
The north magnetic pole (磁极) is no longer a resident of Canada. It has drifted acroE: 10.5pt; mso-hansi- 'Times New Roman'; mso-ascii- 'Times New Roman'">Siberia.
Not to be confused with the geographic North Pole—the northern extremity of the Earth’s axis（地轴），the north magnetic pole (where the Earth’s magnetic field is directed downward) is moving due to natural changes in the Earth’s magnetic field, a process that originates about 3, 000 kilometers below our feet, in the outer core（核心）of the planet. But scientists are now noticing that the magnetic pole has picked up its pace.
Over the past century, the pole has been migrating at an average speed of about 10 kilometers per year, says Larry Newitt, head of Geomagnetic Laboratory at Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa. Since the 1970s, this speed has increased to about___50___kilometers per year.
Scientists are wondering why the speed is increasing, says Newitt. One Hypothesis (假说) relates it to “magnetic jerks”, sudden shifts (变化) in the rate of change of the magnetic field. There have been three jerks in the past four decades, each one correlating to an increase in speed.
If the north magnetic pole continues at its current rate, it could reach Siberia by 2056.
“For most of recorded history, the pole has been a part of Canada, and now it’s not,” says Newitt. “It may be a blow to our collective psyche, but other than that, it doesn’t have a major effect on most people’s existence.
73. Find in the passage a word closest in meaning to the underlined word “angling”.
74. What could happen to the north magnetic pole by the middle of the 21 century? (回答词数不超过8个)_________________________________________________________
75. What is the main idea of the passage? （回答词数不超过8个）
Host family accommodation, or living with host families, remains popular among language travel students for its advantages. These days, host families are trying to offer more in terms of quality, for they still have something to worry about.
Host family accommodation is often seen as the number-one choice for its advantages in language study, cultural communication and cost of living. Staying alongside host families enables students to get enough practice for the short time of their studying so that their language acquisition is likely to become faster. Living in host families also has the advantage for students of being able to spend a lot of time communicating with their “host parents”, and get to know the local way of life, people and culture. Another advantage is that host family accommodation can sometimes be the least expensive. It attracts students for it ensures them a family type of living at a low cost.
The advantages, however, have not prevented host families form worrying. On one hand, some host families are losing their unique selling point. The problem is that the majority of hosts in big cites, now generally single and young, have less times available for students but the selling point for host family accommodation is communication practice. One the other hand, students’ expectations have risen. They are becoming more demanding and asking for more than ever from their accommodation, as they come mainly from high socio-economic groups in their own countries.
To get out of the difficult situation, host families are now making efforts to improve the quality of service0pt. They are trying to making living conditions better, including broadband Internet service, private bathroom, and access to plenty of hot water for long showers. They are also providing students with structured family activities.
It is believed that host family accommodation will keep the popularity vote with language travel students.Title: 76. ______
Host families are improving the accommodation quality
(1) 79. _______
(2) Knowing the local way of life, people and culture
Being least expensive sometimes
1）Loss of selling point
Hosts’ having less time for students
Students’ becoming more demanding
Service quality improvement
(1) 84. _______
(2) Organizing structured family activities
Host family accommodation will keep the popularity vote with students.
要点：1. 简要表述李华在你心目中的印象；2. 用一到两个相关的事例进行具体描述；3. 对他李华表示美好的祝愿。
注意：1. 内容积极向上，语意连贯，结构完整。词数120左右。2. 不能写成诗歌形式；不能使用真实姓名和学校名称。
1—17: BACCB, CABAB, CABCA, AB;
18. Music Camp 19. 3 to 7 20. Have wonderful concerts
36—55: ABCCD, DABCD, DCBDB, ADCDA
56—59 CADB，60—63 CAAB，64—68 DADBC，69—72 DCBC
73. Moving/ Migrating
74. It could reach Siberia
75. The north magnetic pole is moving faster.
76. Host Family Accommodation
78. Possibly becoming faster
79. Communicating with hosts
80. Cost of living
81. Worries/ Problems
82. Rise in expectation
83. Efforts/ Measures
84. Bettering living conditions
Dear Li Hua,
It’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to recall those beautiful days we spend together. You are the very person who gives me a hand when necessary. You are the most considerate person who knows exactly what I need.
Still remember that night two years ago? When I suddenly fell ill, it was you who carried me on your back to a nearby hospital. You took good care of me while I was having an injection. Later, you managed to help me with my lessons. Without your help, I would have failed in the examination.
I still have hundreds of stories to share with you. I still have thousands of blessings for you. May all your dreams come true! May our friendship last till the end of the universe. !