1. Where is the boy going to meet the girl?
A. At the cafe. B. At the bus stop. C. At the pool.
2. What is the woman going to do?
A. Do some typing. B. Complete her paper. C. Have lunch.
3. How will the woman help the man?
A. By buying him a book. B. By driving him to the bookstore. C. By showing him the way to the bookstore.
4. Why didn’t the woman buy the coat?
A. It was expensive. B. Her friend has the same one. C. She wanted to buy it on the Internet.
5. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. A doctor. B. A classmate. C. A country.
6. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Interviewer and interviewee. B. Customer and salesperson. C. Co-workers.
7. What will the speakers do this afternoon?
A. Do a survey. B. Make a form. C. Meet the director.
8. What do the club members have to wear?
A. Golf shoes. B. Golf trousers. C. Club sweaters.
9. How much is a lesson for children one hour?
A. £ 2. B. £ 4. C. £ 8.
10. What do we know about the Westwood Golf Club?
A. It has a swimming pool.
B. Club members can meet guests there.
C. Teachers there often give group lessons.
11. What will Rachel do?
A. Hold a house-warming party. B. Give birth to a baby. C. Get married.
12. What does the man think of the gift for Bonnie?
A. Suitable. B. Useless. C. Expensive.
13. What does the woman mean in the end?
A. She can’t work out the cost of gifts. B. She will buy some expensive gifts. C. She will spend much on gifts.
14. What is the improvement of the man’s new balloon?
A. It can carry more fuel. B. It is easier to land. C. It is lighter.
15. What did the man find difficult on his last flight?
A. He had too little sleep. B. He couldn’t eat the food. C. His radio didn’t work properly.
16. What will the man leave behind this time?
A. Maps. B. Books. C. His sleeping bag.
17. What does the man want to do in the future?
A. Sail around the world. B. Fly a small plane alone. C. Climb the seven highest mountains.
18. How much is the group ticket to the castle?
A. $ 6.5. B. $ 3.5. C. $ 3.
19. Who should the students give money to?
A. The speaker. B. Mrs. Gifford. C. The school secretary.
20. What should the students take?
A. Some lunch. B. A worksheet. C. A pen.
Though I know that I can do little to help the animals, I often check dog rehoming websites. Looking through page upon page of pitiful faces looking up, you might be forgiven for thinking that the only dogs to be abandoned in this country are fierce-looking or large and unruly dogs.
Recently, it seems there are some new additions in dog homes. Dogs Trust — the country’s largest dog welfare charity - says that in the past year over 400 “toy dogs” were handed in, a 44% increase on the year before.
“Toy dog” is the traditional term for all little dogs, but in recent years they’ve increasingly been referred to as “handbag dogs” after the ridiculous manner in which famous people like Paris Hilton carry them around in their $ 1,000 handbags, making these dogs the most wanted for impressionable teens. As the popularity of Hilton has waned, however, these dogs are being rudely tipped out of the handbags and given up to charity.
In spite of the sad ending that this trend brings for some of these dogs, it can only be a good thing if people become aware that the toy types are still dogs, not dolls to be carried around. If you really are prepared to stick with them, a small dog is just as capable of bringing joy without the need to dress him or her up. A large dog won’t sit on your lap while you read the papers or travel happily on the train with you. And a park full of pugs (哈巴狗) would be a happier and safer place than one full of teenage boys and badly trained large dogs. As Edith Wharton said, “My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.”
21. What is the author's new finding in the dog rehoming websites?
A. More “handbag dogs” are given up. B. Some dogs in Dogs Trust are large dogs.
C. Teens are likely to play with their “toy dogs”. D. The number of abandoned dogs is increasing.
22. What does the underlined word “waned” most probably mean?
A. Grown. B. Weakened. C. Begun. D. Worked.
23. What does the author seem to suggest about dogs in the last paragraph?
A. Large dogs and children make a good park.
B. Keeping small dogs can bring joys in a way.
C. “Handbag dogs” should be forbidden in public places.
D. Ifs good to dress dogs up before carrying them around.
A U-shaped object，resembling a silvery dome (穹顶), is now under inspection by Russian experts, after being secretly removed under cover of night from the possession of villagers who found it.
After discovering it on Sunday, locals from the village of Otradnesnky had managed to drag the “UFO fragment” from the thick forest where it had fallen. They loaded it onto a truck and took it through the snow to their village, where local inspectors then examined it before reporting Moscow authorities.
In an official statement, Sergey Bobrov, who found the object, agreed to keep it safe. But following their secret removal of the 200-kilogram metal fragment (碎片), police have it under close guard on orders from unnamed authorities.
The object has not had its origin confirmed yet. However, it does not come from a rocket or missile or be in any way associated with earth space technology, it has been announced. “The object found is not related to space technology. A final conclusion can be made after a detailed study of the object by experts,” said Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. Experts have also examined the object to determine whether it is dangerous. “We measured the radiation level near and inside the object. We found no radiation here,” said Yuri Bornyakov, who heads the rescue service department of the Kuybyshevsky district in the Novosibirsk region. Part of the fragment is made of ultra-strong titanium (钛), said Valery Vasiliev, the head of the Kuybyshevsky Department for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations.
A guess that it had come from a failed Kazakhstan rocket or satellite launch was also denied. “You can see inside it. All is open. It’s empty. No danger here. We were asked to take and store it. We brought it here. And now we are going to wait until they come to take it if they need it," said local police spokesman Sergei Sulein.
24. The “UFO fragment” was found .
A. in the sky B. in the field C. in the forest D. in the sea
25. We can infer from the passage that .
A. the “UFO fragment” comes from outer space
B. the fragment could be used to make a rocket
C. the person who found it will get a reward from Moscow
D. the local police will keep the “UFO fragment” for a while
26. What does the passage mainly talk about?
A. A fallen “UFO fragment” in Russia. B. A UFO found by Russian villagers.
C. An inspection of a “UFO fragment”. D. A report on a failed rocket.