1.What does the woman think about the tie?
A.It’s expensive B.It’s a good bargain C.It’s worthless
2.What will the man give the woman?
A.A ticket B.A parking receipt C.Change for a dollar
3.Where are the speakers?
A.At home B.At a restaurant C.In a park
4.What is the woman’s friend able to do at home?
A.Receive a fax B.Surf the Internet C.Send text message on her phone
5.What does the woman offer to do?
A.Take down a reservation for the man
B.Give the man a table in ten minutes
C.Seat the man at the bar
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的A, B, C三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题5秒钟，听完后，各小题给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6.What did the speakers have for dinner last night?
A.Noodles B.Fish C.Chicken
7.Where will the speakers eat tonight?
A.At home B.At a Thai restaurant C.At an India restaurant
8.What does the woman say she needs to do first?
A.Go to the bank
B.Visit a friend
C.Go to the post office
9.What does the woman say about the sick friend?
A.He doesn’t like chicken soup
B.He won’t be happy to see the man
C.He has invited her to see a movie
10.Which class is Prof. Anderson’s?
A.Chemistry 302B B.Chemistry 302A C.Chemistry 3754
11.How does the woman feel in the beginning?
A.Excited B.Confused C.Indifferent
12.Who is the man?
A.A student B.A professor C.A registration clerk
13.What did the speakers do yesterday?
A.They visited a professor together
B.They took the same class
C.They took an exam together
14.How did the woman feel about taking the English course?
A.Confident B.Regretful C.Uncertain
15.What’s the man’s problem?
A.He may not have enough money
B.The course is very difficult for him
C.He didn’t pass the exam last semester
16.What do the speakers agree to do?
A.Share a book
B.Share an apartment
C.Help each other with the first assignment
17.What do we know about the fire?
A.It was put out by the firefighters
B.It might be started by a campfire
C.It was set by the man
18.What color is the snake?
A.Green B.Brown C.Yellow
19.What did the man do with the snake?
A.He sold it B.He fed it C.He killed it
20.What happened at the end of the story?
A.The snake starved to death
B.The man was bitten by the snake
C.The man set the snake free
21.According to the report,the government will hold a meeting people can voice their opinions on today’s global economy.
A.which B.where C.when D.whose
22.Apple’s OS X,which has long been considered ,to viruses,was recently hit by an evil software called Flashback.
A.allergic B.fundamental C.immune D.sensitive
23.Jack doesn’t smoke now,but he for almost twenty years.
A.was smoking B.has smoked C.had smoked D.smoked
24. weather forecasting,GOES-R,a USA recently launched satellite,will be part of an international search and rescue network.
A.In terms on B.With respect to C.In the event of D.In addition to
25. sufficient historical and legal grounds,China’s position on the South China Sea has been consistent and clear.
A.Based on B.Associated with C.Centered around D.Assessed by
26.Eight years ago when Hillary Clinton competed with Barack Obama for presidency,many Americans bad the question whether there was a likelihood of a negotiated between the two.
A.Comprehension B.completion C.communication D.compromise
27.China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba had an amazing year as the Now.11 shopping carmival broke new records,the Double Twelve shopping day with success.
A.having followed B.following C.followed D.to followed
28.Chinese laws say employees may not work more than 8 hours a day but permit work hours to be in some cases,where employers must be sure the workers do not become tired.
A.expanded B.enlarged C.extended D.exploited
29.It’s not what you have in your life but you have in your life that matters.
A.who B.that C.which D.what
30.When Father’s Day was first established 100 years ago,it did not quickly as Mother’s Day did.
A.catch out B.catch up on C.catch up D.catch on
31.According to Han Zhen,Shanghai Party Secretary,by 2020 all Shanghai’s rivers are expected city and national standards.
A.to have attained B.to attain C.to be attained D.to be attaining
32. he is enthusiastic and qualified for the job,I see no reason to remove him from office.
A.Even though B.Provided that C.Unless D.As if
33.---Betty has been upset over an e-mail you wrote her the other day.
-----Rally?My intent was just to offer some helpful suggestions.I’ll so that she doesn’t feel upset anymore.
A.clear the air B.reap what I sow
C.see the handwriting D.beat about the bush
34.Teachers recommend parents their children under 12to ride bicycles to school for safety.
A.mustn’t allow B.do not allow C.not allow D.couldn’t allow
35.---Jack,I’d like to have your opinions about my written report.
---- But L have one suggestion.
A.That’s a good idea B.You are modest
C.It looks fine to me D.You should check it first
Any idea from experts on TV usually affects me much.One day,a sociologist proposed that the consumer society has been 36 modern humans little by title. For fear that I would become a(n) 37 of the consumer society, I 38 hurried to a bicycle shop in my neighborhood.As the shopkeeper, Mr. Johnson was selling me the 39 , he said, “This is the best thing you could have done. Life has become hopelessly 40 . A bicycle is simple, and it brings to you 41 things: fresh air, sunshine and exercise.” I agreed. 42 as a child, I got on the bicycle and headed out onto the streets. After some time, I 43 at the other end of the town. I was this that this simple vehicle could let me 44 long distances in a fairly short time. But how 45 did I really go?
Since I hated to be 46 , I went back to Mr. Johnson and asked him to 47 an odometer (里程表) on my bicycle. He agreed, but 48 , “An odometer without a speedometer (速度计) is like a 49 without a knife.” I admitted he was right and in a few minutes, the two devices were 50 to the handlebars of my bicycle. “What about a horn?” he then asked. “Look, this horn is no larger than a matchbox and has many functions ” 51 . by these functions, I bought the horn.
“You can’t leave the back part 52 ,” noted Mr. Johnson. He fixed a metal box with buttons 53 the seat, and said, “Is there anything better than this oven when you feel 54 on your way? I can give you a special discount.” I was not strong enough to 55 the offer.
“I congratulate you once more; this is the best thing you could have done,” said Mr. Johnson in the end.
36.A.damaging B.destroying C.scaring D.consuming
37.A.steward B.part C.victim D.abuser
38.A,immediately B.eventually C.reluctantly D.gradually
39.A.knife B.bicycle C.speedometer D.TV set
40.A.conscientious B.stressful C.complicated D.tough
41.A.unique B.mysterious C.complex D.natural
42.A.Happy B.Naughty C.Conventional D.Offensive
43.A.took up B.set up C.ended up D.came up
44.A.march B.keep C.measure D.cover
45.A.long B.far C.often D.soon
46.A.inaccurate B.impractical C.unprepared D.unconscious
47. A.fix B.check C.repair D.lay
48.A.swore B.added C.replied D.concluded
49.A.spoon B.fork C.handle D.cutter
50.A.distributed B.loaded C.applied D.attached
51.A.convinced B.attracted C.clarified D.attacked
52.A.bare B.blank C.loose D.alone
53.A.beside B.before C.below D.behind
54.A.sick B.hot C.hungry D.thirsty
55.A.consider B.withdraw C.make D.resist
You’d expect the home of the Bakewell pudding to know a thing or two about keeping its visitors cosy and well-fed,and in this attractive market town,you’re never more than a few steps away from a tea room or pub. And to walk off all the cake and ale, the spectacular Peak District is on the doorstep.
Eat/drink The Manners is a traditional stone-built pub a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, serving well-executed pub fare such as local venison with root veg and red wine sauce, and apple and plum crumble. Wyes Waters (Unit 8, Granby Road)is a charming little cafe with gingham table cloths and a great-value menu of homemade pies, sandwiches and cakes.
Shopping Bakewell’s thriving Monday market is always popular and its attractive cobbled courtyards and market square are home to independent shops and galleries. And of course, no visit to Bakewell is complete without a visit to the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which will gift-wrap and post sweet treats to anywhere in the world. Out of town, the excellent Chatsworth Estate farm shop is the place to stock up on Derbyshire specialities such as oatcakes, handmade chocolates from family-run business Holdsworth, and bottled ales brewed on the estate.
Stay On the river in the centre of Bakewell, One Castle Street (doubles from 90 B&B), is a quaint B&B in a Grade II listed building, where substantial breakfasts will set you up for a day exploring. Alternatively, three miles out of town, Haddon Grove Farm has 11 attractive holiday cottages in converted farm buildings (from 490 for a four night December break in a cottage for four). There’s a communal games room and indoor heated pool, making it a perfect winter escape for families. Cottages sleep between two and 10.
56.According to the passage,Bakewell is .
A.a market town famous for its Bakewell pudding
B.a small town far away from tea rooms and pubs.
C.a quiet town with only local visitors
D.a modern town with grand hotels and restaurants
57.Travelling in Bakewell,a visitor .
A.can only do shopping on Monday
B.can purchase sweet treats and have it mailed home
C.have to pay at least 90 for a night
D.can participate in farming work on Haddon Grove Farm
Interactive television advertising,which allows viewers to use their remote controls to click on advertisements, has been pushed for years. Nearly a decade ago it was predicted that viewers of "Friends", a popular situation comedy, would soon be able to purchase a sweater like Jennifer Aniston's with a few taps on their remote control. "it's been the year of interactive television advertising for the last ten or twelve years," says Collin Dixon of a digital-media consultancy.
So the news that Cablevision, an American cable company, was rolling out
interactive advertisements to all its customers on October 6th was greeted with some skepticism. During commercials, an overlay will appear at the bottom of the screen, prompting viewers to press a button to request a free sample or order a catalogue. Cablevision hopes to allow customers to buy things with their remote controls early next year.
Television advertising could do with a boost. Spending fell by 10% in the first half of the year. The popularization of digital video recorders has caused advertisers to worry that their commercials will be skipped. Some are turning to the Internet, which is cheaper and offers concrete measurements like click-through rates-especially important at a time when marketing budgets are tight. With the launch of interactive advertising, "many of the dollars that went to the Internet will come back to the TV," says David Kline of Cablevision. Or so the industry hopes.
In theory, interactive advertising can engage viewers in a way that 30-second spot or not. Unilever recently ran an interactive campaign for its Axe deodorant(除臭剂), which kept viewers engaged for more than three minutes on average.
The amount spent on interactive advertising on television is still small. Magna, an advertising agency, reckons it will be worth about $138 million this year. That falls far short of the billions of dollars people once expected it to generate. But DirecTV, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have all invested in it.
Yet there are doubts whether people watching television, a "lean back" medium, crave interaction. Click-through rates have been high so far (around3-4%, compared with less than 0.3% online), but that may be a result of the novelty. Interactive ads and viewers might not go well together.
58.By saying "It's been the year of interactive television advertising for the last ten or twelve years"Colin Dixon means .
A.Interactive television advertising has not achieved the anticipated results.
B.Interactive television advertising is successful when incorporated into situation comedies.
C.Interactive television advertising has been under debate for the last decade or so.
D.Interactive television advertising will become popular in 10-12 years.
59.When Cablevision’s planned interactive TV advertising program,the public .
A.accepted it immediately and completely
B.had some doubt about it
C.showed an indifferent attitude toward it
D.refused to accept it
60.The wide use of digital video recorders .
A.has made TV advertising easily accessible to viewers
B.helps advertisers to measure the click-through rates
C.has placed TV advertising at a great disadvantage.
D.enables viewers to check the sales items with ease
61.What can we infer from para.4?
A.Unilever’s interactive campaign proves the advantage of TV davertising
B.Unilever’s interactive campaign has done well in engaging the vlewers
C. Unilever’s interactive campaign helps attract investments in the company
D.Unilever’s interactive campaign has boosted the TV advertising industry
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Few people would disagree that email makes our lives easier. But misusing email can cause problems. And I’m not talking about hitting the “reply all” button when you didn’t mean to.
Answering all those emails and processing all that information can overload the brain,causing stress.
So says the Future Work Centre, a business based in London.This company carries out psychological research on people’s experiences in their workplaces.
The centre’s Richard MacKinnon was the lead writer of a report on messaging habits. He calls email a double-edged sword. In other works,email can be both good and bad. Americans also use the saying cuts both ways for something like a double-edged sword.
But back to the culture of emailing,Emails provide a useful way to communicate. But they could add to tension in the mind,causing stress. Come rain or shine, some office workers are under pressure to read and answer emails all day long.
Jonathan Rowe has on office job in London. His complaint is a common one:too many emails.
He says reading work emails when you’re at home blurs the boundaries between work and leisure.
Psychologists are concemed about the pressure that workers bring on themselves. Dr. Richard MacKinnon spoke with VOA News on Skype.
He says that email can be a valuable, time-saving communication tool. But it can also be a source of stress and even anger for many of us. He adds that the stress does not come from the number of emails you get. The problems result from when and how you deal with them.
According to the study,there are two very stressful email behaviors. One is leaving email on all day-and never signing off. The other is reading and answering emails early in the day and late at night.
Which jobs are most affected by email stress?
But not all jobs are equally stressed by email. The jobs most affected by email stress are:
Educational experts have also written several reports on how email overloads are stressing out teachers.
Ways to cut down on your email stress
MacKinnon says bad email behaviors are linked to higher levels of stress in office workers. The Future Work Centre report gives several suggestions on avoiding email stress.
Use email with a plan. Do not just react to endless email alerts. If you use an email application, or app ,on your device, close it down when you want to be left alone.
If you need to communicate with a co-worker,call or better still walk to their office and talk about it.
Be careful with the “reply all” option. For example, if you are accepting an invitation to attend training, just write back to those who need to know. Trust me. Other workers on that mailing list will thank you.
And accept the fact that if a matter is urgent employers will call you about it.
The Future Work Centre report claims that in 2014, people sent an estimated 196.3 billion emails. The average adult spent more than an hour a day answering emails.
Email is certainly not going anywhere. So, it is important to control your emails and not the other way around.
62.Dr.Richard MacKinnon holds the idea that______________.
A.it is the emails you get daily that puts you under pressure.
B.it is the way of processing emails that makes you feel stressed.
C.it is necessary that you read and answer your emails at noon.
D.it is important that you realize where a source of stress comes from.
63.Which of the following can best replace the underlined phrase “Come rain or shine” (in pare.5)?
A.whether it is good or bad B.whatever happens
C.whatever the stress D.whether the email is important or not
64. We can tell from the last paragraph that_____________.
A.We can only relieved when email is outdated.
B.We will never relieve our stress as email exists.
C.We should do everything we can to control email
D.We should be wise when dealing with our emails
65. Which of the following can be the best title of the passage?
A.Is Email Stressing You Out? B.Are You A Slave To Email?
C.Email Or Not? D.Have You Misused Your Email?
Half a year ago I came across a book called”Salt,Sugar and Fat. How the Food Giants Hooked US”,but finished it only recently. I am far from being a fan of junk food,over-salty,or over-sweet stuff,and honestly this food doesn’t appeal to me at all. Maybe it is related to the fact that I grew up in Russia and at that time we were not so exposed to the foreign, especially made in America foods. We knew Coca Cola,Pepsi,juice powder and Cheetos,but this stuff was not so cheap or available to buy it every day and we couldn’t buy them in large quantities. We didn’t know the word”fat”was not a bad thing but a normal of life for some people. We always had sweets and especially on holidays they were served as a dessert along with a cake. Russians like eating sweets when they drink tea. Even with my passion to desserts I still can’trelate myself to the people Michale Moss was writing about, those consumers who could not say”no” when it came to junk food.
What I found interesting in the book was that the author didn’t focus on diets, necessity to exercise,sleep well at night and all other things we all are pretty aware of. The aim was not to teach people how to live but instead,after having made a huge research,interviewed more than 100 people in the food industry,Moss reveals the ugly of the food business. It puts all the facts in front of us and offers a choice:to buy or not to buy. However,the answer was known at the very beginning. Moss mentions the well-known food like Coca,Cola,Pepsi,Nestle and some others and tells how skillfully the consumers can be cheated when it comes to choosing what to put in the food basket in the supermarket. We like this taste of a chocolate,the crispy chips,and sweet porridges because it was all put on test by groups of scientists who made experiments to reveal what kind of taste will be most appealing to us. It involves brain,of course. Apart from scientific researches, it was also due to successful marketing strategies and plans that people prefer to buy food.
In this companies’money race,the most vulnerable(易受伤害的)victims are kids. They can’t tell good from bad and love everything that makes them feel good. Commercial ads of fast food particularly targeted kids and played on the fact that mothers can’t fully control what their children eat because they spent all day at work. Mothers themselves buy chocolates bars and com flakes for their kids,guided by a powerful brainwashing that actually,these products were not unhealthy, on the contrary, it was encouraged to give them to kids, because fat and sugar provide energy, so they are good,right?
Giving a credit to some food companies, they made attempts to fight the trend, but consumers,who already worked a habit of eating too salty, too fatting and too sweet products,didn’t react to the changes. So the companies returned to the old policy. Surprisingly,such behavior was strongly backed up by the govermment.
I would definitely recommend reading this book not only to those who struggle in the battle with his addiction to fast food but also people living healthily. It casts light on many things,including how vulnerable we can be in front of corporations and their powerful and accurate marketing strategies.
66. In the book “Salt, Sugar and Fat. How the Food Giants Hooked US”,Moss focused on_____.
A.how to keep fit. B.how junk foods are made
C.How to buy healthy food D.how food companies cheated us
67. What does the world”It” in paragraph two refer to?
A.The book B.The research C.The food industry D.The author
68.What is the author’s attitude towards the government?
A.objective B.supportive C.positive D.negative
69.As to the book,the author might agree that____________.
A.it is necessary for those who want to lose weight
B.people will give up fast food after reading it
C.it explains many things that we are not well aware of
D.it teaches people how to live a healthy life
70.The author wrote the passage mainly to______________.
A.introduce a healthy diet
B.expose the ugly side of food companies
C.call on the potential readers to live healthily
D.recommend the book written by Moss
Very much at the center of the concept of peer pressure is the expression, “everybody’s doing it”, It is a strong influence of a group, especially of children ,on members of that group to behave as everybody else does. It can be positive or negative. Most people experience it in some way during their lives.
People are social creatures by nature, and so it is hardly surprising that part of their self-respect comes from the approval of others. This instinct is why the approval of peers, or the fear of disapproval, is such a powerful force in many people’s lives. It is the same instinct that drives people to dress one way at home and another way at work, or to answer”fine”when a stranger asks “how are you?”enen if it is not necessarily true. There is a practical aspect to this:it helps society to function efficiently and encourages a general level of self-discipline that simplifies day-to –day interaction.
For certain individuals,seeking social acceptance is so important that it becomes like an addiction;in order to satisfy the desire,they may go so far as to abandon their sense of right and wrong. Teens and young adults may feel forced to use drugs ,or join gangs that encourage criminal behavior. Mature adults may sometimes feel pressured to cover up illegal activity at the company where they work,or end up in dedt because they are unable to hold back the desire to buy a house or car that they can’t afford in an effort to “keep up with the Joneses.”
However,peer pressure is not always negative, A student whose friends are good at academics may be urged to study harder and get good grades. Players on a sports team may feel driven to play harder in order to help the team win. This type of influence can also get a friend off drugs,or to help an adult take up a good habit or drop a bad one. Study groups and class projects are examples of positive peer groups that encourage people to better themselves.
Schools try to teach kids about the dangers of negative peer pressure. They teach kids to stand up and be themselves, and encourage them to politely decline to do things that they belive are wrong. Similarly,it can be helpful to encourage children to greet the beneficial influence of positive peer groups.
Recently,a survey on homework preference has been conducted among senior three students.
The results are as follows:
I. 听力部分(共20题 满分20分)
1—5 CCBAC 6—10 ACABA 11—15 BCBCA 16—20 ABABB
II. 单项选择 (共15题 满分15分)
21-25 BCDDA 26-30 DBCAD 31-35 ABACC
III. 完形填空 (共20题 满分20分)
36-40 DCABC 41-45 DACDB 46-50 AABBD 51-55 BACCD
IV. 阅读理解 (共15题 满分30分)
56-57 AB 58-61 CBCB 62-65 BBDA 66-70 DADCD
V. 任务型阅读(共10题 满分10分)
71. refers 72. works/functions/ exists 73. society 74. fellow 75. unconsciously
76. accepted 77. over-consumption 78. spirit 79. avoid 80. illegal
VI. 书面表达 (共25分)
Recently, a survey on homework preference has been conducted among seni or three students.
The results are as follows: more than half of th e students, about 54%, usually put their math homework in the first place while only 7% would rank Chinese as the most important. Meanwhile, English is regarded as most significant by 18% of the participants, and the other subjects attract the attention of 21% of the students.
Undoubtedly, the results reflect the position of each subject in Gaokao. As one of the fundamental subjects, math always comes first in all subjects. Besides, some students hold the view that math is most interesting and challenging, and it seems easier for us to have a senseexists of achievement in it. By contrast, some students, especially boys, find it hard to obtain immediate results when doing Chinese and English homework.
However, each subject has its unique charm and they are of the same value. Therefore, I think we should take every subject seriously and improve our studies in a balanced way.(152)