1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a restaurant. B. In a furniture store. C. In the woman's company.
2. What does the man want to do first?
A. See the elephants. B. Have a cup of tea. C. Watch the dolphin show.
3. What is the woman probably going to do?
A. Make a list. B. Do some shopping. C. Make a chocolate pie.
4. Why does the woman look upset?
A. She experienced a theft.
B. She was given a parking ticket.
C. She couldn't find a parking space.
5. How will the woman go to the city church?
A. By bike. B. By bus. C. By car.
6 What activity is the man organizing?
A. A school reunion
B. A birthday party
C. A farewell banquet
7.Why does the woman recommend the Omni Hotel?
A. The price is quite reasonable.
B. She likes the party rooms there.
C. Her brother is a staff member there.
8. What is one thing the man is not going to pack for the trip?
A. A sweater. B. A coat. C. A jacket.
9. Which occasion will the man take part in definitely?
A. A party . B. A date . C. A wedding.
10. Which team does the man cheer for now?
A .Seattle. B. New York. C. Los Angeles.
11. What did the woman think the man liked?
A. Football. B. Gardening . C. Painting.
12. When do the two speakers plan to go bungee jumping on Saturday?
A. At 9:00am. B. At 12:00 noon. C. At 2:00 pm.
13. How many persons will share the house?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four.
14. Which year of university is the woman in now?
A. The first year. B. The second year. C. The third year.
15. Why doesn't the woman like the second house?
A. It is too expensive . B. It is not big enough . C. It is not near the university.
16. What do we know about the last house?
A. It has a big garden. B. It is well furnished. C. The price is attractive.
17. What is the first prize?
A. A two-week holiday.
B. A 500-pound camera.
C. Two plane tickets to Jamaica.
18. When will the result of the competition come out?
A. On August25. B. On August 31. C. On September 15.
19. What requirement do the photos need to meet?
A. They must be in black and white.
B. They must be taken by kids over 18.
C. They must have been taken on holiday.
20. What does the speaker remind the competitors to do?
A. Write their information on the back of the photos.
B. Take part in next month's super sports competition.
C. Get their photos back after the competition.
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21.Who posted the lost and found information?
A. A mother B.A kind woman
C. A parent D.A heartbroken girl
22.If you want to send your kids to the babysitter's home，you can find one in_____.
A.Ad 1 B.Ad 2 C. Ad 2 or Ad 3 D.Ad 3
23.What do we know about Tina?
A.She lives alone now.
B.She can speak two languages.
C.She takes care of children over 3.
D.She used to be a teacher’s assistant.
As reported by The Times on July 12, half of primary schools in the UK will soon adopt the traditional Chinese method of maths teaching in a Government drive to stop British children falling behind those in Asian. They will get rid of “child-centered” styles and instead return to repetition, drills and “chalk and talk” whole-class learning. Teachers will be offered training, textbooks and advice on how to adopt the Shanghai maths method.
Children in the UK are far behind those in China, Singapore and Japan in international league tables of numeracy(计算能力). Critics blame “progressive” teaching styles that focused on applying maths to real-life scenes in an effort to make the subject more interesting. They say this has led to confusion and stopped children learning the basics.
Under the Government’s new plans, children as young as five will have drills to practise sums and exercises, and must master each concept through repetition before moving to the next. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, said that training would be provided for 8,000 primary schools – half the country’s total – to switch to the Shanghai ‘mastery’ approach. “We are seeing a renaissance(复兴) in maths teaching in this country, with good ideas from around the world helping to make our classrooms more lively,” he said, “I am confident that the steps we are taking now will make sure young people are properly prepared for further study and the 21st-century workplace, and that the too often heard phrase ‘can’t do maths’ is abandoned to the past.” He has promised £41 million to provide textbooks and training for two teachers from each participating school.
But some teaching leaders questioned whether the success of Asian countries was purely down to the style of lessons. James Bowen, director of NAHT Edge, a union for middle school leaders, said: “Part of the success of maths teaching in countries like China comes from the respect in which they hold teachers and the time they give them to plan and prepare. If the Government wanted to import these practices, too, we wouldn’t object.”
24. What is the passage mainly about?
A. China has better approaches to teaching maths than Britain.
B. Practice and repetition play an important part in learning maths.
C. Chinese maths teaching methods will come into British primary classrooms.
D. The British government attaches great importance to education.
25. According to the Government’s new plan,______________.
A. 8,000 British schools will have to teach maths in Chinese style.
B. individual-based maths teaching approaches will be adopted.
C. £41million will be provided for the necessary textbooks for teachers.
D. British pupils will be taught maths as a whole class.
26. What is the author’s attitude toward the Government’s new plans ?
A. Negative B. Doubtful C. Objective D. Supportive
27. Why wasn’t James Bowen in favor of the plan ?
A. British has different educational conditions from Asian countries.
B. He didn’t have much confidence in British teachers and children.
C. He didn’t believe in the Chinese maths teaching methods
D. The success of maths teaching in Asian countries is due to teachers.
After a serious accident ended his snowboarding career , Kevin Pearce is starting over and looking to a new future.
Kevin Pearce has no memory of the crash that brought his snowboarding career to a sudden stop. On December 31, 2009, he was training for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah, when he fell and hit his head on the edge of the halfpipe.(U型管).
Luckily, he was wearing a helmet. Doctors say it saved his life. But he suffered a brain injury that affected his vision, balance and memory. He spent four months recovering in hospitals. He still can't recall several weeks of his life after the accident. What he does remember is watching the Olympics on TV and seeing Shaun White win the gold. "It was hard lying there in the shape I was in, watching those guys do amazing tricks," admits Pearce.
Today, Pearce's focus is getting his health back to 100%. So far, he's made great progress in his physical therapy (治疗). A year ago, he couldn't walk straight. Now, not only can he walk, he can drive again too.
Pearce says his speedy recovery is the result of his fans, his friends and mostly, his family. His mother, Pia, says her youngest son's attitude helped too. "I knew Kevin was going to find a way to be okay."
These days, Pearce is back on the snowboarding circuit.(环道)Instead of performing tricks, though, he's commenting on them from the broadcasting booth.(小房间)He still longs for competition. But he understands the danger of another fall.
28. The main purpose of the text is to____________.
A. advise people to live a healthy life
B. explain the meaning of fair competition
C. stress the importance of a strong will
D. introduce one popular winter sport.
29. Kevin Pearce can say nothing about the accident because he ________.
A. doesn't want to recall the terrible experience
B. wasn't allowed to say anything about it
C. lost the power of speech in the accident
D. has no memory of the accident
30. What can be inferred from the underlined sentence by Pearce's mother in Paragraph 5?
A. She has confidence in her son's recovery.
B. She is very worried about her son's health.
C. She is thankful to her friends and relatives.
D. She regrets she can't help her son recovery.
31. We can learn from the text that these days Pearce __________.
A. can teach others to snowboard
B. is still involved with snowboarding
C. is still lying in bed and watching TV
D. is learning new tricks from other players