1. On which day does the man’s daughter work all day in the restaurant?
A. Monday B. Wednesday C. Saturday
2. Who is the woman talking with?
A. A painter B. Her husband C. A mailman
3. What did the woman buy for her husband?
A. A stamp B. A tie C. A watch
4. What will the man do next?
A. Practice typing B. Attend a concert C. Surf the Internet
5. How much should the man pay?
A. Twenty dollars B. Thirty dollars C. Forty dollars
6. Who will retire next month?
A. The man B. The woman C. Robert
7. What’s the man now?
A. A tennis instructor B. A professional player C. A director
8. What does the woman think of the man’s painting?
A. Creative B. Wonderful C. Imperfect
9. What does the woman intend to do?
A. Clean the house right now
B. Paint the roof with the man
C. Make some curtains
10. What season is it now probably?
A. Early winter B. Late summer C. Early spring
11. What’s the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Husband and wife B. Boss and secretary C. Saleswoman and customer
12. What will the speakers do after lunch?
A. See a film B. Go shopping C. Wash clothes
13. What is the good aspect here for the woman?
A. The people B. The culture C. The food
14. What does the woman think of the weather here?
A. Freezing B. Pleasant C. Changeable
15. What is the food provided here like?
A. Sweet B. Salty C. Sour
16. What will the hotel do for the woman?
A. Provide some clothes B. Provide special food C. Change her room
17. How did Maksim learn to play the piano?
A. By learning on his own B. By taking piano lessons C. By learning from his parents
18. When was Maksim born?
A. In 1975 B. In 1990 C. In 1993
19. What led the Mrvica family to stay in the basement for 3 years?
A. Their limited incomes
B. The war’s breaking out
C. Their house’s being destroyed
20. When did Maksim become famous?
A. When he was 8 years old B. When he was 15 years old C. When he was 18 years old
I have always believed that reading books can expand the mind, touch the heart, and enrich the soul. They can also cause your imagination to do some funny things at times. I can remember several years ago reading a book where the hero went through several tragedies and at one point in the midst of his pain and torment cried out: “Where is Love?”. At that moment in my imagination I leapt into the story, grabbed him by the arm and told him: “It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere!” Love is everywhere. You just have to open your heart to see it.
For me it is there every time I watch the dawn break upon a new day. It is there every time a brisk winter breeze blows across my face. It is there in the first flower of Spring. It is there in the green grass of Summer. It is there in the last leaf of Fall. It is there every time my handicapped(残疾的) sons give me a hug. It is there every time my daughter laughs at one of my dumb jokes. It is there in the adoring eyes of my old beagle and my new puppy. It is there in the purring cat that naps on my chest. It is there in the smile of the clerk behind the counter. It is there in the old man who opens a door for me. It is there when I read a letter from a friend. It is there every time I pray. It is there in everything I write and every act of kindness I do.
The Bible tells us that “God is Love.” And since God is without beginning or end, then so is love. It fills all of His creation. It fills us as well every time we open our hearts and souls to it. Don’t shut out love then. Don’t live your life in pain. Open your heart instead. Share your love instead. You will find that the more love you give away, the more love you will have. You will find that the more love you share, the more God’s love will surround you. You will find that when you live your life in love, you will find love everywhere.
21. Which of the following can best serve as the title of the passage?
A. Love Is Everywhere B. God Creates Love
C. Love Enriches Life D. Love Is Giving
22. The second paragraph mainly tells us that love lies in ________.
A. nature B. every detail of our life
C. our family’s companion D. our attitude to life
23. The attitude the author holds to life is _________.
A. negative B. indifferent C. positive D. pessimistic
Hemingway was an American writer and journalist. He was born on July 21, 1899. His writing style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image affected later generations.
Hemingway produced most of his works between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. he published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published after his death.
Hemingway was raised in Illinois. After high school he worked for The Kansas City Star for a few months, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist in the World War I ambulance drivers, where, in 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. Hemingway’s experiences in wartime formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929.
In 1922, he married Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign journalist and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s called “Lost Generation”. The Sun Also Rise, Hemingway’s first novel, was published in 1926, with which he scored his first solid success.
Hemingway married Pauline after he divorced Richardson in 1927. However this marriage was also unsuccessful and the couple divorced after Hemingway returned from the Spanish Civil War, where he had been a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, the harvest of his considerable experience of Spain in war and peace. He married his third wife Gellhorn in 1940. they separated when he met Welsh in London during The Second World War.
Shortly after he published The Old Man and the Sea one of his masterpieces, in 1952, Hemingway went to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway lived in Florida and Cuba during the 1930s and 1940s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where ended his life in the summer of 1961.
24. How many Hemingway’s novels were published in total?
A. Six B. Seven C. Ten D. Thirteen
25. Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms was based on his experiences of ________.
A. his high school B. The Kansas City Star C. World War I D. World War II
26. Which of the following is the right order that Hemingway created his novels?
a. A Farewell to Arms b. The Sun Also Rises
c. For Whom the Bell Tolls d. The Old Man and the Sea
A. a---b—d---c B. a—b—c---d C. b---a---d---c D. b---a---c---d
27. We can draw a conclusion that Hemingway__________.
A. suffered a lot during his life time
B. lived a happy and peaceful life in America
C. passed away soon after the plane crash
D. affected the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s
Smith called in some architects in Palm some years ago and asked them what it would take to design a public school that used 50 percent less energy, cost much less to build and obviously improved student learning. “I think half of them fell off their chairs,” Smith says.
Smith manages school facilities for his county, a district roughly the size of Massachusetts. By 2018, 143,000 additional students will enter the already crowded public-education system. Smith needs 73 new schools to house them. Four architecture teams have nearly finished designing primary school prototypes (样品); they plan to construct their schools starting in 2012. The district will then assess how well the schools perform, and three winners will copy those designs in 50 to 70 new buildings.
Green schools are appearing all over, but in Smith’s county, which stands out for its vastness, such aggressive targets are difficult because design requirements like more natural light for students go against the realities of a desert climate. “One of the biggest challenges is getting the right site orientation (朝向),” Mark, a director at SH Architecture, says. His company recently completed a high school in Palm. “You have the same building, same set of windows, but if its orientation is incorrect and it faces the sun, it will be really expensive to cool.”
Surprisingly, the man responsible for one of the most progressive green-design competitions has doubts about ideas of eco-friendly buildings. “I don’t believe in the new green religion,” Smith says. “Some of the building technologies that you get are impractical. I’m interested in those that work.” But he wouldn’t mind if some green features inspire students. He says he hopes to set up green energy systems that allow them to learn about the process of harvesting wind and solar power. “You never know what’s going to start the interest of a child to study math and science,” he says.
28. How did the architects react to Smith’s design requirements?
A. They lost balance in excitement B. They expressed little interest
C. They showed strong disbelief D. They burst into cheers
29. Which order of steps is followed in carrying out the project?
30. ______ makes it different to build green schools in Smith’s country.
A. The large size B. Limited facilities
C. Poor natural resources D. The desert climate
31. What does Smith think of the ideas of green schools?
A. Out of date B. Questionable C. Advanced D. Practical