1 Where is the man probably going to spend the holiday?
A. He hasn’t any idea yet
B. Probably he will go to Xi’an to visit his uncle
C. Probably he will go to sightseeing in Xi’an.
2. What do we know about Tom?
A. He has no money B .He likes to go shopping very much
C. He doesn’t like to go shopping
3. What had they planned to do before they heard the storm warning?
A. go boating B. Play tennis C. Go bicycling
4. Where does the dialogue most probably take place?
A. In a pet shop B. In a medical laboratory C. In a clinic for animals
5 How can people send a letter to Venezuela?
A. By airmail B. By regular mail C. Either by airmail or by regular mail
6. What time is it now ?
A. It’s 10:10 p.m. B. It’s 10:30 p.m. C. It’s 9:50 p.m.
7. How long will it take the woman to get to the railway station ?
A. Less than fifteen minutes B. More than fifteen minutes
D. Less than fifty minutes
8. Why did the man invite the woman to her house?
A. They had a tea party B. They had a dinner party C. They had a dancing party
9. When does the conversation take place?
A. Wednesday B. Friday C. Saturday
10. Where does the woman come from?
A. America B. Italy C. Canada
11. What’s John’s plan for the future?
A. To open a shoe shop B. To tour Europe C. To get a job abroad
What are they talking about ?
A. A lost suitcase B. The flight C. The service
13.What is inside the luggage ?
A. A piano B. A violin C. A flute
14. What might have happened to it ?
A. It was stolen B. The man didn’t check it
C. They loaded it onto another flight
15. Where does this conversation most likely take place ?
A. At home B. In the street C. At a restaurant
16. Why does the man want to go on a diet ?
A. He is fat B. He doesn’t feel well C. He is not healthy
17. According to the man, what kind of diet should he follow ?
A. A strict diet eating only once a day B. A very mild diet with lots of sweets
C. A diet emphasizing careful eating habits
18. What is the real name of the author of Alice in Wonderland?
A. Lewis Carroll B. Charles Carroll C. Charles Lutwidge Dogson
19. How old was the author when Through the Looking-glass was published?
A. Twenty-nine B. Thirty-nine C. Thirty-three
20. What did the author write the two books for at first?
A. For his work B. For children of today C. Only for a child named Alice
21.---- What a large and bright room! Is it a classroom?
---- No. It _______ the students’ reading-room.
A. refers to B. stands for C. is supposed to be D. is meant for
.22. ______for a long time, but he tried his best to catch up with his classmates.
A. He was ill B. Being sick C. Though he had been ill
D. Having been sick
23. ---- I should have gone to see the play yesterday evening.
A. It’s too bad B. Bad luck C. It doesn’t matter D. What a pity
24. As time passed, the theory he stuck _________ correct.
A. to prove B. proved C. to proved D. to proving
25. ---- Are the new rules working?
---- No. ______ books are stolen.
A. Few B. More c. None D. Only a few
26. I don’t think it will happen, but it ______, what shall we do?
A. could B. would C. might D. should
27. All finished, we sat down to enjoy _________ we thought was the most delicious dinner.
A. that B. what C. which D. it
28. She is living alone in the small village ________ an old uncle in Australia .
A. included B. besides C. except for D. as well as
29. There are two buildings in the beach, ________ the smaller serves as a hotel. And it will take us _________ ten minutes to get there.
A. of them, less than B. of which, fewer than
C. of them, fewer than D. of which, less than
30. Mr Paul Black: You have been here in our class for more than one month. What do you think of your life here?
The Class: Fine, thank you, _______.
A. Teacher Black B. Paul C. Mr Paul D. Black
31. London has the largest population of _______ in Europe.
A. all the other cities B. any other city
C. all the cities C. any of the other cities
32. We have been told that under no conditions _______ the telephone in the office for personal affairs.
A. may we use B. we can use C. do we use D. we will use
33. All the students stood up _______ the entrance of the teacher.
A. in B. at C. on D. under
34. It will be days ________.
A. till the international conference will end
B. since the international conference ended
C. before the international conference ends
D. then the international conference shall be ended
35. Do you still doubt ________ his new physical experiment?
A. whether he can manage B. if he will carry out
C. when he can finish D. that he will succeed in
This shirt has been a common piece of ___36____ for men and women for a great many centuries. Some of the ___37____ made from the words are as old, and as common, as the shirt ___38____ .
“Keep your shirt on.” That ___39____ like good advice for anyone, especially on a ___40____ day. But the expression “keep your shirt on” gives a very ___41____ kind of advice.
It means stay ___42____ , do not get excited. ___43____, it can mean slow down, do not be in such a hurry. The meaning ___44____ the situation.
Americans began ___45____ the expression about one hundred and fifty years ago. Back then, ___46____ often fought with their fists over a woman, or ___47____ owed from playing cards, or almost anything. ___48____ the men would fight, they would almost always ___49____ their shirts. The expression, “Keep your shirt on”, was used to ___50____ them to stay calm. It was a way of trying to stop the ___51____ .
You may say “keep your shirt on” to someone who is getting ___52____ with you. Or, you may say it to someone who is in a terrible ___53____ . For example, a wife might tell her husband not to ___54____ , saying to him, “keep your shirt on”, that means they have enough ___55____ to get to the airport instead of putting on his shirt before leaving.
36. A. silk B. clothing C. cloth D. material
37. A. shirts B. questions C. expressions D. spellings
38. A. itself B. size C. color D. design
39. A. looks B. sounds C. feels D. tastes
40. A. sunny B. warm C. free D. cold
41. A. strange B. different C. simple D. regular
42. A. up B. away C. silent D. calm
43. A. Or B. But C. However D. On
44. A. asks for B. turns into C. depends on D. refers to
45. A. developing B. realizing C. using D. discovering
46. A. parents B. children C. men D. tailors
47. A. time B. match C. living D. money
48. A. Before B. Until C. Unless D. Why
49. A. tear B. remove C. wear D. hide
50. A. slow B. persuade C. punish D. teach
51. A. demand B. war C. fight D. match
52. A. excited B. disappointed C. pleased D. angry
53. A. weather B. dream C. poverty D. hurry
54. A. run B. jump C. worry D. stop
55. A. ticket B. time C. money D. supply
What makes a person a scientist? Does he have ways ---or tools --- of learning that are different from those of others? The answer is no. It is not the tools that the scientist uses but how he use these tools that makes him a scientist. You will probably agree that knowing how to use a power saw is important to a carpenter. You will probably agree, too, that knowing how to investigate, how to discover information, is important to everyone. The scientist, however, goes one step further: He must be sure that he has a reasonable answer to his question and that his answer can be confirmed(证实) by other persons. He also works to fit the answers he gets to many questions into a large set of ideas about how the world works.
The scientist’s knowledge must be exact. There is no room for half right or right just half the time. He must be as nearly right as the conditions permit. What works under one set of conditions at one time must work under the same conditions at other times. If the conditions are different, any changes the scientist observes in a demonstration（说明）must be explained by the changes in the conditions. This is one reason that investigations(调查) are important in science. Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, arrived at this theory through mathematics. The accuracy(精确) of his mathematics was later tested through investigation. Einstein’s ideas were shown to be correct. A scientist uses many tools for measurement. Then the measurements are used to make mathematical calculations that may test his investigations.
56. According to the passage, ______ makes him a scientist.
A. the tools a scientist uses B. a scientist’s way of thinking
C. the way a scientist uses his tools D. the various tools a scientist uses
57. Knowing how to investigate and how to discover information shows ________.
A. the importance of science B. the importance of thinking
C. the difference between scientists and ordinary people
D. the importance of learning maths well
58. From the passage we know that a sound scientific theory should be one that _________.
A. can be proved through experiments
B. leaves no room for improvement
C. cannot be changed under any conditions
D. not only works under one set of conditions at one time but also works under the same conditions at other times
59. The passage mainly tells us __________.
A. the importance of scientific research
B. scientists are hard working
C. what is a scientist and what is an ordinary person
D. that exactness and way of using tools are the key to making of a scientist
Beijing: Beijing is to spend up to US$20 billion to change the Chinese capital into a 21st century one for the 2008 Olympics.
The government managed to host the 2008 games. The general aim is for Beijing to have the same environmental standards as Paris, London or Washington by 2008.
Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent to pipe natural gas to the city’s homes, taking away dirty coal burning gradually while 60,000 buses will be changed to liquefied gas.
The money also will be used for relocating the polluting factories and building green areas. By 2008 around 90 percent of Beijing’s waste will be treated, compared to only 40 percent at present.
Olympic officials realize the city has a long way to go to match the environmental standards of such cities as Paris, Toronto, Istanbul and Osaka.
City officials have already announced that around 50 large projects are being dealt with to improve traffic jam and cut down pollution. They include construction of Beijing’s first light railway, a 40.5 kilometer line which is expected to be completed in 2005.
Beijing, besides, plans to build an 82.25-kilometer-long subway to add to the existing 53 kilometers. Nine major roads will be rebuilt or widened.
Beijing also plans to build a 70-meter-wide green area along the waterways to protect water quality as well as increase the green areas.
60. The government will pipe natural gas to the city’s homes in order to ________.
A. solve the problem of being short of fuel
B. bring down the cost of daily life
C. reduce the pollution of our capital
D. keep up with the development of modern society
61.. The underlined word “relocating” in this report means _________.
A. removing B. pulling down C. rebuilding D. dealing with
62. From the last three paragraphs we know the fact that _________.
A. lengthening the existing 53-kilometer subway is among the 50 large projects
B. a 40.5-kilometer line will be added to Beijing’s fist light railway
C. the length of the subway will be up to 135.25 kilometers in 2005
D. a 70-meter-wide green area will supply us with enough water
63. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. The environment of London is better than Toronto
B. In the first paragraph “a 21st century one” refers to a modern and advanced capital
C. Beijing is badly polluted mainly by coal burning
D. Liquefied gas is more expensive than petrol
While it is expected that students come to university with the ability to take a good set of notes, this is not always the case. High school may not have demanded it, so good listening and note-taking skills may need to be developed.
Being a positive, active listener.
Sit down front and do not read or talk. Pay particular attention during the second 20
minutes (when you tend to lose it ) and to the last minutes when a summary might be
given or conclusions drawn.
Being a positive, active learner.
Come to class with an interest in the material and with questions to be answered. You
can develop these by thinking about and attending the lecture and by pre-reading the text ( this latter is especially helpful if you find yourself having difficulty keeping up with the material).
Getting exact notes, with special attention to the main ideas.
There may be overhead project; if so, get that material down. In addition, look for points of emphasis—from the prof’s verbal language, body language, or careful reading of his notes. If you still feel you’re missing the main points, try showing your notes to a classmate or to the prof.
Leaving lots of space between ideas.
Because you want lots of room to continue to add notes in your own words; this will help you learn the material on a deeper level by integrating(结合) it with what you already know. Also, the extra space will make it easier for you to find material when you are studying.
Going over new notes 10 minutes for each class within 24 hours
Because your lose 50-80% of the material if you don’t.
Setting your notes up so you can study effectively from them.
Leave wide left margins(页边的空白); here you will write questions from which to study your notes. Leave the back of the page blank, so you can fold the page, cover the notes, and answer the questions when studying.
64. During a listening lesson _______.
A. the students might lose interest after 20 minutes
B. most students might be absent minded
C. students prefer to talk to each other
D. students don’t have to pay attention to the last part of the lesson
65. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Pre-reading what you read might help you understand the material better
B. Taking notes in class can help you master the main idea better
C. The writer of the passage is not quite satisfied with high school education because students’ learning ability is not pay special attention to
D. One should learn to go over one’s lessons regularly
66. The article is probably written for ____________.
A. high school students B. grown-ups
C. university students D. teachers of English
67. The best topic of the passage should be _____________.
A. How to Learn English Well B. Listening and Note-making
C. Being a Positive listener D. How to Be an Active Learner
The wedding took place in a Birmingham hotel. The bride and her father arrived in a new black American sport car. Her father looked nervous and uncomfortable in front of the cameras. The bride wore a silk wedding dress. She smiled nervously at the waiting photographers and went to a room on the first floor where she met her future husband for the very first time.
Carla Germaine and Greg Cordell were the winners of a radio station’s competition. The aim of the competition was to find two strangers prepared to marry without having met each other. Miss Germaine, 23, is a model. Mr. Cordell, 27, is a TV salesman. They were among the two hundred people who entered a peculiar “experiment” organized by BMRB radio in Birmingham, England, Greg, and Carla were among eight finalists who were interviewed live on a radio. They took a lie detector (测谎仪) test and the station also spoke to their friends and family about their personalities. The competition judges include an astrologer(占星家) who declared that they were suited.
The couple celebrated their wedding with a wedding breakfast and a party for 100 guests in the evening, but not everyone shared their joy. Miss Germaine’s mother looked anxious throughout the wedding and Mr. Cordell’s parents are reported to be less than delighted.
Organizations, including the marriage guidance Service Relate, have criticized the marriage. As one person put it, “We have enough problems getting young people to take marriage seriously without this. Marriage should always be about love.”
The couple are now on a Caribbean honeymoon followed by journalists. Their other prizes include a year’s free use of a wonderful apartment in the center of Birmingham, and a car. But will it last?
68. How did the couple’s parents react to the wedding?
A. The bride’s mother shared their joy.
B. The bride’s father felt uncomfortable about the wedding.
C. The bridegroom’s parents were quite delighted
D. The bridegroom’s parents were not that joyful
69. Some experts believe that _______.
A. marriage without the couple’s meeting each other first ends up in divorce
B. young people nowadays are too careless about marriage
C. taking a lie detector test can not solve all the marriage problems
D. most young people take marriage seriously except this couple
70. One of the prize for the couple is ___________.
A. to spend their honeymoon wherever they like
B. to use an apartment free for some time
C. to have a wedding dress free
D. to own an American sports car
71. Which of the following is the best title of the passage?
A. Two strangers and a wedding B. A wedding based on love
C. A short-lived marriage D. A well-matched couple
In July 1944 Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, was struck by 21 pieces of a comet(彗星). When the fragment landed in the southern part of the giant planet, the explosions were watched by scientists here on earth. But if our own planet was hit by a comet?
The year is 2094. It has been announced that a comet is heading towards the earth. Most of it will miss our planet, but two fragments will probably hit the southern part of the Earth. The news has caused a panic.
On 17 July, a fragment four kilometers wide enters the Earth’s atmosphere with a huge explosion. About half the fragment is destroyed. But the major part survives and hits the South Atlantic at 200 times the speed of sound. The sea boils and an enormous wave is created and spreads. The wall of water rushed towards southern Africa at 800 kilometers an hour. Cities on the African coast are totally destroyed and millions of people are drowned. The wave moves into the Indian Ocean and heads towards Asia.
Millions of people are already dead in the southern part of the Earth, but the north won’t escape for long. Tons of broken pieces are thrown into the atmosphere by the explosions. As the sun is hidden by clouds of dust, temperature around the world falls to almost zero. Crops are ruined. Wars break out as countries fight for food. A year later civilization has collapsed. No more than 10 million people have survived.
Could it really happen? In fact, it has already happened more than once in the history of the Earth. The dinosaurs were on the earth for over 160 million years. Then 65 million years ago they suddenly disappeared. Many scientists believe that the Earth was hit by a space fragment. The dinosaurs couldn’t survive in the cold climate that followed and they became extinct. Will we meet the same end?
72. Which of the following is NOT TRUE according the author’s description of the disaster in 2094?
A. The whole world becomes extremely cold
B. All the coastal cities in Africa are destroyed
C. The whole mankind becomes extinct
D. The visit of the comet results in wars
73. Why does the author mention dinosaurs at the end of the passage?
A. Because they could only live in the warm climate
B. Because they once dominated(控制) the earth
C. Because their extinction indicates future disasters
D. Because dinosaurs and humans never live in the same age
74. In writing the passage, the author intends to ________.
A. give an accurate description of the possible disaster in the future
B. prove that humans will sooner or later be destroyed
C. tell the historical development of the earth
D. warn of a possible disaster in the future
75. It can be concluded that the passage is most probably part of a(n) _________.
A. Horror story B. news report
C. research paper D. article of popular science
Music always has a special effect for people. You don’t have 76. _________
to know where it comes and what language it is, but still you can 77. _________
enjoy it. Of all the music I like country music better. I like the 78. _________
comfortable feeling it gives me. It was on the radio that I first hear 79. _________
it. Though I can’t remember the name of the song, I remember 80. _________
when I was thinking of the blue sky, the green land and the quiet 81. _________
life in the countryside when I was listening to it. From then on, I .
took great interests in country music and bought a lot of tapes. In 82. _________
my spare time, I like to play the tape and enjoying the music 83. _________
myself. My parents like it, too. They say the music always remind 84. __________
them the good old days. 85. __________
Attention please, everyone,
I have got some good news for you. A new book….
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One possible version:
Attention please, everyone,
I have got some good news for you. A new book How To Improve Your English is now on sale in the nearby bookstore, Xinhua Bookstore. I think the book is a good help to our English study and it’s fit for us middle school students. Here I have got one. You may come to have a look to see if you like it or not. The price is twenty yuan each. Those who want to buy the book should get your money ready. By eleven tomorrow morning the money should be handed in either to me or to our League Secretary. We’ll be to buy the books tomorrow afternoon.
That’s all, thank you.
W: Hi, Lin Tao. Do have any plan for the coming Spring Festival?
M: I don’t know yet. May be I’ll visit my uncle in Xi’an.
W: Why not ask Tom to go shopping with us?
M: He’d be the last person to do such a thing.
W: There was a storm warning on the radio this morning. Did you happen to be listening?
M: No, but what a pity! I guess we’ll have to change our sailing plans. Would rather play tennis or go bicycle riding?
W: I’m here to pick up Mimi> Is she all right?
M: I think she ought to stay here for at least another twenty-four hours. She still has a slight fever. Why don’t you telephone tomorrow?
W: How long does it take a letter to get to Venezuela by airmail?
M: It shouldn’t take more than two or three days at most.
W: How long does regular mail take?
M: Regular mail to Venezuela will take three or four weeks.
W: What’s the time by your watch, David ?
M: Just a minute. It’s ten to ten by my watch.
W: Is it ? I had no idea it was so late. I must be going now.
M: Can’t you stay a little longer ?
W: I’m afraid not. I must catch the ten-thirty train back.
M: You’ve got plenty of time yet. The railway station’s very near. It won’t take you more than fifteen minutes to get there.
W: Well, I hate to rush at the last minute.
M: Ok, drop in whenever you like.
W: Yes, I’ll do that. Thank you for asking me to dinner. It was a nice dinner party and I’ve enjoyed your cooking.
M: I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. Good night.
W: Good night.
W: What are you reading, Paul?
M: Oh, it’s a book about engineering.
W: Why are you reading on Friday evening?
M: Because I have got to write a report this weekend.
W: What are you going to do when you graduate?
M: I’d like to get a job abroad, I think. What are you going to do when your year at Weston is over?
W: I’m going to spend a few weeks touring Britain, then I’m going back to Canada, I suppose.
M: What is John going to do?
W: I think he is going to open a branch of “Pretty Feet” in London. Now he is seeing some designers in Italy. He’s coming back tomorrow. By the way, what are you and Sue doing on Saturday evening?
M; We haven’t decided yet, why?
W: Well, I thought we could cook another of our famous suppers and invite John and Sue.
M: Oh, no! Sorry, Barbara, but I really have to read this book.
W: I think it’s lost
M: They seem to have unloaded all the luggage and it’s not here.
W: Which suitcase was it ?
M: The one that I packed my violin in.
W: Are you sure you checked it ?
M: I’m sure I did.
W: It might have been loaded onto another flight.
M: Do you think there is a possibility that it was left behind?
W: That could happen, I suppose.
M: I shouldn’t have checked it.
W: Don’t worry. It’ll be returned sooner or later.
W: What do you plan to order ?
M: I think I just have a salad and a cup of tea.
W: Is that all?
M: Yes, I’m on a diet. My doctor told me that I should lose some weight because I’m too heavy---and that’s not healthy.
W: How do you feel ?
M: I feel fine, in fact, I never feel better. Furthermore, some of my old clothes would fit me if I lost about 40 pounds.
W: How long will that take you?
M: Well, I’ve just started my diet so it may take me six months to get down to my proper weight.
W: Do you plan to eat nothing but salads for six months ?
M: No, I’ll be able to eat fruit and certain meats and diary products, but most important , I should never eat anything between meals and I should not eat anything containing sugar.
11.Which would you rather be, a mathematician or an author? Perhaps you will never be faced with this kind of choice. Lewis Carroll was both a mathematician and an author. He was a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University. But he is better known as the author of the most famous children’s books that have ever been written: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. The author’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dogson, but he preferred to use the penname “Lewis Carroll” when he wrote Alice and this is the name we remember him by, Alive in Wonderland was published in 1865, when its author was 33 years old. It was followed by Through the Looking-glass in 1871. Both books were written for a real girl called Alice and they have been read by millions of children since they were first published. These stories are about a dream world in which Alice meets strange creatures and has interesting adventures. I am sure you know this already, but if you don’t, you had better read the stories yourselves.