第一节(共5小题;每小题1. 5分，满分7. 5分)
1. What are the speakers doing?
A. Working. B. Jogging. C. Having a drink.
2. What made the man so worried?
A. The exam. B. The paper. C. His teacher.
3. How long will the man stay in France?
A. Five weeks. B. Three days. C. Two days.
4. What was wrong with Jack?
A. He had a fever. B. He was in hospital. C. He was late for work.
5. Why was the man late for work?
A. He was in an accident.
B. His car was being repaired.
C. He couldn't get his car going.
第二节(共15小题;每小题1. 5分，满分22. 5分)
6. How many most beautiful subways are there on the earth?
A. Nine. B. Nineteen. C. Eight.
7. When did the woman go to Shanghai?
A. Two days ago. B. Last week. C. Last month.
8. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. The boss left very early.
B. The speakers enjoyed themselves at the party.
C. The man regretted having invited his wife's boss.
9. What is the boss like?
A. Nice. B. Impolite. C. Shy.
10. What does the man want to sell?
A. Furniture. B. Garden supplies. C. An apartment.
11. Why does the man want to sell his belongings?
A. He needs money. B. He is moving. C. He likes new things.
12. How is the man going to pay?
A. By check. B. In cash. C. By credit card.
13. What's the relationship between Mary and John?
A. Classmates. B. Mother and son. C. Brother and sister.
14. What is John doing?
A. Putting his shoes on. B. Making a telephone call. C. Getting ready to go to school.
15. How does John go to school?
A. By taxi. B. By bus. C. By bike.
16. How many people are there in Mary's family?
A. Three. B. At least five. C. No more than four.
17. How can people avoid forgetting things according to the speaker?
A. By keeping a diary. B. By making a schedule. C. By being reminded by others.
18. What does “a master schedule” mean?
A. A schedule made for yourself.
B. A schedule made for your boss.
C. A schedule with all important things and the time to use.
19. How many different schedules are mentioned?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
20. What can you use your daily schedule to do?
A. Plan time well. B. Achieve short-term goals. C. Achieve long-term goals.
Soon enough, we will lose some of the most amazing sites on Earth!
The Great Barrier Reef---Rising air temperatures will cause sea temperatures to rise as well. All life supported by the oceans will be affected with this shock to their ecosystem. Coral are some of the most vulnerable marine animals and we are already watching whole reefs disappear. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is no exception and will continue to shrink as the temperatures rise! These reefs are some of the best in the world for diving, but they will soon disappear!
Venice---Sprawing across(横跨)hundreds of small islands in Northeast Italy, Venice is at extreme risk of sinking into the Adriatic Sea. Rising sea levels are in fact a serious threat to many coastal cities located at sea level. Lucky for us, however, Venice is developing a series of sea walls to protect the city in times of high tide.
Glacier(冰川)National Park---Glacier National Park was once covered by over 150 glaciers, but by 2005 it only had about 27! Located in Montana, Canada, this park is over a million acres and has a huge plant and wildlife population. As temperatures rise, the glaciers and ice melt, which will upset the ecosystems sustaining over a thousand plant species and hundreds of animals.
The Amazon---The cause behind the disappearance of these fantastic places ultimately comes down to humans. Our expansion usually requires cutting down forests for land, fuel and materials, but rarely considers the consequences. These forests are sources of food and medicine for just about everyone on the planet!
What will happen if we lose these valuable places and beautiful destinations?!
21. According to the text, what is causing coral’s death?
A. Rising sea levels
B. Humans’ diving activities
C. Rising sea temperatures
D. The shrinkage(缩小)of their habitats
22. What can we infer from the part of “Venice”?
A. Venice is the only coastal city of Italy
B. Many places are in the risk of sinking below the sea level
C. Venice will never sink because of the protection of sea walls
D. Italy consists of hundreds of small islands in the Adriatic Sea
23. What can we learn about Glacier National Park from the text?
A. It covers a large area in Montana
B. It is covered by over 150 glaciers
C. Plant species and animals in it have died out
D. It doesn’t support any living thing for its cold
24. Which site’s shrinking reason differs from the other sites?
A. The Great Barrier Reef B. Venice
C. Glacier National Park D. The Amazon
Many a young person tells me that he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between “being a writer” and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at a typewriter. “You’ve got to want to write, “I say to them, “not want to be a writer.”
The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every writer kissed by fortune there are thousands more whose longing is never rewarded. When I left a 20-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard to become a freelance writer, I had no prospects at all: what I did have was a friend who found me my room in a New York apartment building. I immediately bought a used manual typewriter and left like a genuine writer.
After a year or so, however, I still hadn’t gotten a break and began to doubt myself. It was so hard to sell a story that barely made enough to eat. But I knew I wanted to write. I had dreamed about it for years. I wasn’t going to be one of those people who die wondering, what if? I would keep putting my dream to the test---even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.
25. The passage is meant to ______.
A. warn young people of the hardships that a successful writer has to experience
B. advise young people to give up their idea of becoming a professional writer
C. show young people it’s unrealistic for a writer to pursue wealth and fame
D. encourage young people to pursue a writing career
26. “…people who die wondering, what if?” (Para.3) refers to “those ________”.
A. who think too much of the dark side of life
B. who regret giving up their career halfway
C. who think a lot without making a decision
D. who are full of imagination even upon death
27. “shadowland” in the last sentence refers to _______.
A. the wonderland one often dreams about
B. the bright future that one is looking forward to
C. the state of uncertainty before one’s final goal is reached
D. a world that exists only in one’s imagination