1. What is the most probable relationship between the two speakers?[
A. Husband and wife
C. Teacher and student
2. Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. In a hospital
B. In a shop
C. In a restaurant\
3. What does the man think of his vacation?
A. It is not good.
B. It is wonderful.
C. It is too tiring.
4. When will the plane take off?
A. At 10:10.
B. At 10:15.
C. At 10:30.
5. What is the man doing now?
A. Watching TV.
B. Playing the computer.
C. Working on a paper.
6. What did the man do on Friday?
A. He had an English class.
B. He attended a class activity.
C. He visited a museum of rocks.
7. Why is it very easy to find different rocks there?
A. Because it gets hot during the day, but it cools off very quickly at night.
B. Because there are many different rocks.
C. Because there are very few plants.
8. How many days does the man go to school every week in his country?
A. Five days.
B. Five days and a half.
C. Six days.
9. Where is the man going next?
A. To the canteen.
B. To the library.
C. To the dormitory.
10. How many nights will the man be staying?
A. 3 nights.
B. 4 nights.
C. 5 nights.
11. What room does the man need?
A. A smoking room with a good view of the ocean.
B. A smoking room without facing the street.
C. A non-smoking room facing the street.
12. How much will the man pay?
B. $ 456
13.Where does the woman probably work?
A. At a university.
B. At a house agency.
C. At a supermarket.
14. What is the man’s requirement about the rent?
A. No more than 100 dollars a month.
B. Less than 80 dollars a month.
C. More than 150 dollars a month.
15. What can we know about the second flat?
A. It’s smaller but more expensive.
B. It has two bedrooms but it’s on a noisy street.
C. It’s a little far away from the university.
16. What will the man probably do next?
A. Rent the second flat.
B. Go to see the second flat.
C. Finish typing the material.
17. Who is Xiao Dong?
A. A postgraduate student learning in the UK.
B. An employee in a foreign company.
C. A graduate returning from the UK.
18. Why do many people with a foreign degree reject job offers in China?
A. Because the work in China is too demanding.
B. Because they can find better jobs abroad.
C. Because of the unsatisfactory salary offered by the companies.
19. What makes Xiao Dong doubt whether she made the right decision to go for abroad?
A. Foreign companies don’t like her foreign experience or English language skills.
B. Many domestic graduates can meet the language requirements of companies.
C. Her major is not so good in the UK
20. What is the man’s attitude toward learning abroad?
A. He thinks people should think twice before making the decision.
B. He thinks people should not expect too much.
C. He thinks it is still as golden as before.
A boy shivers in the harsh Oslo winter, wrapping his arms around himself on a bus stop bench. He isn’t wearing a coat and temperatures in the Norwegian capital regularly plunge to -10℃ during winter.
A heartbreaking scene, but the actions of the ordinary people who witnessed the dilemma of 11 year old Johannes Lonnestad Flaaten are both joyous and inspiring.
A young blonde woman who sat next to the boy and noticed him rubbing his arms. She immediately asked him: “Don't you have a jacket?” “No, someone stole it”, he replied. She questioned him and discovered he was on a school trip and was told to meet his teacher at the bus stop. She asked him the name of his school and where he was from as she selflessly draped(挂上) her own coat around his shoulders. Later, another older woman at first gave him her scarf, then wrapped him in her large padded jacket. Throughout the day, more and more people offered Johannes their gloves and even the coats off their backs as they waited for their bus.
Johanne's dilemma was a hidden camera experiment by Norwegian charity SOS Children's Village as part of their winter campaign to gather donations to send much-needed coats and blankets to help Syrian children get through the winter. Many of the refugees (难民)have left their homes without winter clothing.
"People should care as much about children in Syria as they care about this boy," Synne Ronning, the information head of SOS Children`s Villages Norway, told The Local. She also noted that the child was a volunteer who was never in any danger during the filming.
21. According to the text, how can we describe the experiment?
22.What do we know about the young blonde woman?
A. She thought the boy was lying at first.
B. She was not sure of what the boy said.
C. She gave the boy a hand in the end.
D. She cared very little about others.
23.What can we learn from Synne Ronning's words in Paragragh 5?
A. People have done much to help children in Syria.
B. The boy was only well protected in the filming.
C. There should be more volunteers involved.
D. Children in Syria deserve to be cared for.
When I was a kid in Minnesota, watermelon was a delicacy(美味). One of my father's buddies, Bernie, was a successful fruit-and-vegetable wholesaler, who operated a warehouse in St. Paul.
Every summer, when the first watermelons rolled in, Bernie would call. Dad and I would go to Bernie's warehouse and take up our positions. We'd sit on the edge of the dock, feet dangling(摇晃), and lean over, minimizing the volume of juice we were about to spill on ourselves.
Bernie would take his machete(刀), crack our first watermelon, hand us both a big piece and sit down next to us. Then we'd bury our faces in watermelon, eating only the heart - the reddest, juiciest, firmest, most seed-free, most perfect part - and throw away the rest.
Bernie was my father's idea of a rich man. I always thought it was because he was such a successful businessman. Years later, I realized that what my father admired about Bernie's wealth was less its substance than its application. Bernie knew how to stop working, get together with friends and eat only the heart of the watermelon.
What I learned from Bernie is that being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to eat only the heart of the watermelon. Others are rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead.
If you don't take the time to dangle your feet over the dock and chomp into life's small pleasures, your career is probably overwhelming your life.
For many years, I forgot that lesson I'd learned as a kid on the loading dock. I was too busy making all the money I could.
Well, I've relearned it. I hope I have time left to enjoy the accomplishments of others and to take pleasure in the day. That's the heart of the watermelon. I have learned again to throw the rest away.
Finally, I am rich.
24. Why did the author's father think Bernie was a rich man?
A. Because Bernie was a successful businessman.
B. Because his father admired Bernie's wealth.
C. Because Bernie was good at making friends.
D. Because Bernie knew how to fully enjoy life.
25. What did the author learn from Bernie?
A. Being free is what he pursues.
B. Being rich is a state of mind.
C. A lot of money makes him happy.
D. He likes paying all the bills.
26. According to the text, what does “the heart of the watermelon” mean to the author?
A. Making a lot of money.
B. Having more watermelons.
C. Being a wholesaler.
D. Enjoying every day.
27. What's the purpose of the text?
A. To introduce a successful person in business.
B. To warn us of the hardships of becoming rich.
C. To remind us of the true meaning of richness.
D. To give tips on how to work with others.
Have you ever been given something you don’t like or doesn’t fit, but you don’t want to hurt the feelings of the person who thinks about you? You’re not alone. Everyone has received an unwanted gift at least once in his or her life. That doesn’t mean the item is bad or useless. It simply means that it doesn’t work for you.
If you find yourself with something nice but that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle, consider regifting it. Before you do that, make sure you understand the manners of this practice that is more and more common as people find it difficult to make ends meet to a great extent.
There are specific things you should do to an item. Failure to do any of them may create an awkward situation. You never have to lie about what you are doing, but you don’t want to be in the position of having to explain anything. For example, remove the original wrapping paper and rewrap it in your own; make sure the box is in good condition so the item doesn’t appear used; check the item and make sure there are no cards or names on the packaging; inspect the item and make sure it is in excellent condition.
When you get ready for regifting, consider having a white elephant gift exchange for your next celebration. This removes all the embarrassment of being caught regifting because that’s the whole purpose of the event. In order to prevent hurting feelings, provide everyone with a guest list and ask them not to bring anything given by the people on that list.
28. Why does the author begin the passage with a question?
A. To share a hot phenomenon. B. To introduce the following part.
C. To ask for readers’ answers. D. To point out a common opinion.
29. What most contributes to the growing regifting?
A. People’s lack of money. B. People’s dislike of the gifts.
C. People’s reduced desire for gifts. D. People’s understanding of its manners.
30. What’s mainly talked about in Paragraph 3?
A. What to do before regifting.
B. How to make use of unwanted gifts.
C. What kind of gifts to be regifted.
D. Why regifting can cause embarrassment.
31. What does the underlined phrase in the last paragraph mean?
A. Suitable but valueless.
B. Expensive and useful.
C. Packaged and invaluable.
D. Nice but unsuitable.