1.Where will the woman most probably spend the evening?
A. Out of town. B. At home. C. At a restaurant.
2.How long does it take the man to drive home after 5 p.m.?
A.35 minutes. B.20 minutes. C.15 minutes.
3.What is Susan Gray?
A.A writer. B.A teacher. C.A reporter.
4.Why does the man want to change his living place?
A. His roommate stays awake all night.
B. He wants to play his recorder at night.
C. He needs a quieter place to live in.
5.What does the woman think of the piano lessons?
A. They are very interesting.
B. They are too expensive.
C. They are too easy.
6. What do you think about the bread?
A. It’s soft. B. It’s not fresh. C. It’s delicious.
7. What does the man think the woman should do?
A. She should throw it away.
B. She should eat it.
C. She should take it back to the supermarket.
8. Why didn’t the girl go to the movies?
A. She had to review her lessons.
B. She had seen the movie before.
C. She didn’t want to go with the boy.
9. What did the boy think about the girl?
A. She never studied hard.
B. She studied very well.
C. She couldn’t pass the exam.
10. Whom does the man want to talk with?
A. Mr. White. B. Jim. C. Mr. Smith.
11. Where is Dr. Smith?
A. He is in his office. B. Nobody knows. C. He went home.
12. Which number is correct?
A. 77231059. B. 77231058. C. 77221069.
13. What did the doctor do first?
A. Gave the patient some medicine.
B. Took the patient’s temperature.
C. Let the patient go home.
14. How long had it been bothering the patient?
A. For a long time. B. About 2 days. C . More than one week.
15. What was the trouble with the patient?
A. Had a fever, felt thirsty and couldn’t sleep well.
B. Had a bad cough and couldn’t sleep well.
C. Had a toothache.
16. What should the patient do then?
A. Stay in bed and drink plenty of water.
B. Have the blood examined.
C. Take the medicine and go to the doctor’s in three days.
17. What did the man have to do in the morning?
A. He fed the chickens.
B. He cleaned the bathroom.
C. He carried water for the family.
18. Why did the man go to school on foot?
A. No bus ran in that direction.
B. The school was near.
C. His family was poor.
19. What did the man do every Sunday?
A. He was taken to church three times.
B. He stayed at home all day.
C. He played in the street.
20. What can we learn from what the speaker said?
A. He is a retired teacher of history.
B. He thinks children were happier in the past.
C. He lives on a farm far away from cities.
21. The President is on _____ official visit to Australia and will give a speech on _____TV.
A. an;the B. the; the C. an; 不填 D. 不填; 不填
22. - Where was I just now?
- You _____ about how you got to know each other.
A. have talked B. had talked C. talked D. were talking
23. - Why did you leave the office without a word?
- I just could not _____ what he said.
A. agree B. put up with C. take in D. follow
24. -Which of the two do you like _____?
-I’d rather take the _____ one.
A. best; better B. better; best C.better;better D. best; best
25. - We’re going out to have a picnic this morning.
A. Good luck B. Have fun C. A pleasant trip D. So long
26. - You ought to have warned him of the danger.
- ______, but he wouldn’t listen!
A. So ought you B. So I did C.So did you D. So I had
27. -What’s the matter with your car?
A. I’ve run out of my gas B. The engine was broken
C. Someone broke the engine D. I hit it on a tree
28. She rushed out of the room _____ I could say something.?
A. before B. until C. so that D. when
29. - Does Bob know the place we’re going to?
- No. Just between you and me. Don’t make it _____ to anyone else.
A. know B. to be known C. knowing D. known
30. Nowadays a mobile phone can be used _____ different things.
A. to do B. to doing C. doing D. do
31.When I opened the book, I found several pages _____.
A. disappear B. going C. lost D. missing
32. We’ll go on holidays next week. Would you please keep an eye on my dog __ our absence?
A. on B. during C. for D. while
33. About 100 people attended the meeting, many of ____ were famous professors.
A.whom B. that C. which D. who
34. - Can I choose another topic for the talk?
- No. You must talk on _____ topic you’re given ________.
A. which B. what C. whatever D. very
35 - Tom says he wants to make friends with me.
- That’s OK, if you like him. One _____ make too many friends.
A. ought not to B. can never C. must not D. may never
Last week I was watching the news on television. The announcer said something that caught my 36. “All great discoveries,” he said, “are made by people between the ages of twenty-five and thirty.” Being a little over thirty 37 I wanted to disagree with him. 38 wants to think that he is past the age of making discoveries. The next day I 39 to be in a public library and spent several hours 40 the ages of famous people and their discoveries. He was 41 .
First I looked at some of the scientific discoveries. One of the 42 discoveries, the famous experiment that 43 that bodies of different weights fall at the same speed, was made by Galileo when he was twenty-six. Madame Curie 44 her research that led to Nobel Prize when she was twenty-eight. Einstein was twenty-six when he published his world 45 theory of relativity. Well, enough of that, 46 I wonder whether those “best years” were true in other fields.
47 how about politics? Surely it took the wisdom of age to 48 a good leader. Perhaps it does, but look at 49 these people started their careers. Winston Churchill was 50 to the House of Commons at the age of twenty-six. Abraham Lincoln 51 his life as a country lawyer and was elected to the government at what age? Twenty-six.
But why don’t best years come 52 thirty? After thirty, I guess, people 53 do not want to take the risk（风险）or try new ways. Then I thought of people like Shakespeare and Picasso. The former was writing wonderful works at the ripe age of fifty, 54 the latter was still trying new ways of painting when he was ninety!
Perhaps there is still 55 for me.
36. A. notice B. eyes C. mind D. attention
37. A. at least B. myself C. too D. still
38. A. Nobody B. Everyone C. Each D. Anybody
39. A. had B. decided C. happened D. tried
40. A. looking up B. searching C. examining D. checking
41. A. wrong B. lying C. right D. true
42. A. easiest B. greatest C. earliest D. oldest
43. A. said B. found C. explained D. proved
44. A. started B. made C. completed D. chose
45. A. known B. changing C. moving D. shocked
46. A. so B. then C. yet D. though
47. A. But B. And C. Then D. Still
48. A. find B. make C. elect D. train
49. A. how B. why C. when D. where
50. A. elected B. named C. sent D. made
51. A. devoted B. started C. gave up D. hated
52. A. before B. after C. until D. at
53. A. certainly B. possibly C. mostly D. really
54. A. when B. as C. even though D. while
55. A. truth B. answer C. hope D. luck
E-mail system at thousands of companies and government offices around the world were attacked by a virus（病毒）called “Malissa” that disguises itself as an “Important Message” from a friend. Even though there was a weekend warning, more than 50,000 companies at about 100 places around the world have been attacked by the virus, computer experts said on Monday.
The virus began to show up last Friday and spread rapidly the next first work day by making computers send off dozens of e-mails containing the virus. Although the virus had no long-lasting damage to a computer, its effects were far-reaching.
Michael Vatis, a senior US official said military and government computers were damaged, along with thousands of the other institutions’ systems. The body of the e-mail message says, “Here is what you ask for…” Once the user opens it up, the virus digs into the user’s address book and sends out messages to the first 50 addresses. The reason the virus spread so quickly is that you’re getting it from people who you know and trust. So anyone who gets an unexpected e-mail with the “Important Message” subject line is advised not to open it and delete it immediately.
56. How did “Malissa” attack computers?
A. It made you believe that the important message was from the website.
B. It made you believe that the important message was from your friend by e-mail.
C. It hid itself in the weekend warning.
D. It entered your computer every time you received an e-mail.
57. On what day did the virus spread rapidly, according to the passage?
A. On Friday. B. On Saturday C. On Sunday. D. On Monday.
58. Why did “Malissa” spread so quickly?
A. It hid itself in the e-mail system.
B. It dug into your address book.
C. You open your e-mail box every day.
D. The e-mail appeared to be important from a trusted friend of yours.
59. What is advised to be the best way to prevent your computer from being attacked by “Malissa”?
A. Take no notice of it.
B. Never read any unexpected e-mails.
C. Avoid opening e-mails with important messages.
D. Get rid of unexpected e-mails with Important Message without opening it.
60. What does this passage tell us mainly?
It mainly tells ______.
A. how to prevent viruses from attacking your computer
B. about a kind of virus and its prevention
C. how e-mails can bring viruses to your computer
D. that e-mail system is easy to be attacked by viruses
No one has more memories than Jeanne Calment of Arles, France. She remembers when telephones were brand new: they were invented in 1876, when Calment was one year old. She remembers visiting Paris as a child in the late 1880s and seeing the Eiffel Tower being built. She was already an old woman of 70 when World War II ended in 1945.
Last Tuesday brought another day to remember: at age 120 years and 238 days, Calment made it into the Guiness book of World Records as the oldest person in recorded history. She beat the record of Shigechiyo Izumi of Japan, who died in 1986 at age 120 years and 237 days.
Calment says her achievement is no big deal. “It’s not impressive at all,” she said on her birthday last March. It’s natural to grow old. That’s true, but consider this: the average American woman lives to be 79.
What’s Calment’s secret? It helps that both her parents lived long lives. Exercise and healthy habits also help. Calment was still riding her bicycle at 100. Sadly, a broken hip（臀）at 115 and loss of her eyesight now makes it hard to get around. Another key to long life is an unbeat spirit. Calment’s sense of humor remains sharp. Asked to describe her future, the world’s oldest woman quickly replied: “Very brief!”
61．We can see from this passage that Jeanne Calment was born in ______.
A. 1876 B. 1877 C. 1875 D. a year not mentioned in the passage
62. Shigechiyo Izumi is recorded as _____ person in the world.
A. a famous B. the oldest C. the second oldest D. the third oldest
63. How does Calment think of her long life?
A. She thinks it too hard to live that long.
B. She thinks it unusual.
C. She doesn’t think it means much
D. She is proud of that.
64. The secret to Clement’s long life lies in _____aspects（方面）.
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
65. We can infer that the underlined word brief means here ______.
A. short in time B. short in length C. bright D. Both A and B
A higher reading rate, with no loss of comprehension（理解）,will help you in other subjects as well as in English, and the general principles（原则）apply to any language. Naturally, you will not read every book at the same speed. You would expect to read a newspaper, for example, much more rapidly than a physics or economics textbook-but you can raise your average reading speed over the whole range of materials you wish to cover so that the percentage gained will be the same whatever kind of reading you are concerned with.
The reading passages which follow are all of an average level of difficulty for your stage of instruction. They are all about five hundred words long. They are about topics of general interest which do not require a great deal of specialized knowledge. Thus they fall between the kind of reading you might find in your textbooks and the much less demanding kind you will find in a newspaper or light novel. If you read this kind of English, with understanding at four hundred words per minute, you might skim (浏览) through a newspaper at perhaps 650~700 ,while with a difficult textbook you might drop to two hundred or two hundred and fifty.
Perhaps you would like to know what reading speeds are common among native English-speaking university students and how those speeds can be improved. Tests in Minnesota, U.S.A, for example, have shown that students without special training can read English of average difficulty, for example, Tolstoy’s War and Peace in translation, at speeds of between 240 and 250 words per minute with about seventy percent comprehension. Students in Minnesota claim that after twelve half-hour lessons, once a week, the reading speed can be increased, with no loss of comprehension, to around five hundred words per minute.
66. According to the passage, the purpose of effective reading with higher speed is most likely to help you________.
A. only in your reading of a physics textbook
B. improve your understanding of an economics textbook
C. not only in your language study but also in other subjects
D. choose the suitable materials to read
67. Which of the following does not describe the types of reading materials mentioned in the second paragraph?
A. Those beyond one’s reading comprehension.
B. Those concerned with common knowledge.
C. Those without much demand for specialized knowledge.
D. Those with the length of about five hundred words.
68. The average speed of untrained native speakers in the University of Minnesota is________.
A. about 300 words per minute
B. about 245 words per minute
C. about 650~770 words per minute
D. about 500 words per minute
69. According to the passage, how fast can you expect to read after you have attended twelve half-hour lessons in the University of Minnesota?
A. You can increase your reading speed by three times.
B. No real increase in reading speed can be achieved.
C. Yon can increase your reading speed by four times.
D. You can double your reading speed.
Complete silence is found only in laboratories called anechoic rooms. The walls and ceilings, made of blocks of special sound-sucking materials, are more than three feet thick, while floor coverings are six feet layers（层）of feathers or cotton wool. Silence here can be as painful to the ears as the din (喧嚣)of a steelworks or a rocket blast-off（点火升空）, yet scientists get used to this and stay in these silent rooms for hours at a time, using microphones and electronic equipment to test the various materials being developed to make the world a less noisy place.
Architects（建筑师）have used scientific discoveries to solve noise problems in a number of ways. Walls have empty space inside and are then filled with sound - sucking materials similar to cotton wool. Extra- thick carpets cover the floors, and thick woolen curtains cover the windows. Air conditioning and heating channels are made less noisy by having the air passing through hundreds of tiny holes in baffles (屏蔽) made of sheets of sound- sucking materials.
Unfortunately, these techniques and others often work too well in some buildings. Noise-proof （隔音的）rooms become almost anechoic and people living in them are disturbed by the lack of sound. One way of handling this problem is to use what they call sound perfume-artificial (人造的) noise is piped to rooms through small loudspeakers.
70. In paragraph 1 the writer mainly describes the methods used to ________.
A. find noise B. reduce noise C. produce noise D. hear noise
71. People suffer in anechoic rooms probably because ________.
A. they are allowed to move and speak
B. the greater air pressure hurts their ears
C. there is a lack of air in anechoic rooms
D. they are used to hearing noise around them
72. The passage suggests that________.
A. loudspeakers are as important as sound-proofing materials
B. anechoic rooms will be included in all new buildings
C. pipes should be used as sound-proofing materials
D. scientific devices (设备) are sometimes too successful
Read the advertisements, then choose the right answer.
①Clean driving license(执照）.
②Must be of smart appearance.
③Age over 25.
Apply to(申请)：Capes Taxi,17 Palace Road, Roston.
Air Hostesses（女服务员）for International Flights Wanted.
①Applicants must be between 20 and 33 years old.
②Height 1.6m to 1.75m.
③Education to GCSE standard.
④Two languages. Must be able to swim.
Apply to: Recruitment(招聘)office, Southern Airlines,
Heathrow Airport West.HR37KK.
For private language school.
Teaching experience unnecessary.
Apply to: The Director of Studies, Instant Languages Ltd,
279 Canal Street,Roston.
73.What prevents Jack, an experienced taxi driver, working for Capes Taxis?
A. Fond of beer and wine. B. Punished for speeding and wrong parking.
C. Unable to speak a foreign language. D. Not having college education.
74. Ben, aged 22,fond of swimming and driving, has just graduated from a college. Which job might be given to him?
A. Driving for Capes taxis. B. Working for Southern Airlines.
C. Teaching at Instant languages Ltd. D. None of the three.
75.What prevents Mary, aged 25,becoming an air hostess?
A. She once broke a traffic law and was fined(罚款）
B. She can’t speak Japanese very well.
C. She has never worked as an air hostess before.
D. She doesn’t feel like working long hours flying abroad.
In my hometown there used to be a temple with a 76.________
history of over eight hundred years. It lies in a 77.________
valley with green hills around it. It was such beautiful 78.________
and famous that many tourists came visit it every 79.________
day. They took photo; they wrote down their names on 80.________
the walls, they took food and drank and left rubbish 81.________
everywhere. One day some tourists did a fire to cook 82.________
food near the temple. All of sudden ,a strong wind 83.________
blew. The wood temple caught fire. Soon the whole 84.________
temple was burned out and only a few walls were remained. 85.________
The beautiful temple disappeared.
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