第一部分 听力 （共两节，满分30分）
例：How much is the shirt?
1.Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. In a bookstore
B. In a classroom
C. In a library
2. At what time will the film begin?
3.What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
A.Their friend Jane.
B. A weekend trip
4.What will the woman probably do?
A. Catch a train
B. See the man off
C. Go shopping
5. Why did the woman apologize?
A. She made a late delivery
B. She went to the wrong place
C. She couldn’t take the cake back
6. Whose CD is broken?
7. What dose the boy promise to do for the girl?
A. Buy her new CD.
B. Do some cleaning.
C. Give her 10 dollars.
8．What did the man think of the meal?
B. Quite satisfactory
C.A bit disappointing.
9. What was the 15% on the bill paid for ?
B. The drinks
C. The service.
10.Why is the man at the shop?
A.To order a camera for his wife.
B.To have a camera repaired.
C.To get camera changed.
11.What colour does the man want?
12.What will the man do afterwards?
A.Make a phone call.
B.Wait until further notice.
C.Come again the next day.
13.What would Joe probably do during the Thanksgiving holiday?
A.Go to a play.
B.Stay at home.
C. Visit Kingston.
14. What is Ariel going to do in Toronto
A.Attend a party.
B.Meet her aunt.
C. See a car show.
15.Why is ariel in a hurry to leave?
A.To call up Betty.
B.To buy some DVDs.
C.To pick up Daniel.
16.What might be the relationship between the speakers?
C. Guide and tourist.
Where does Thomas Manning work?
A.In the Guinness Company.
B.At a radio station.
C.In a museum.
18. Where did the idea of a book of records come from?
A.A bird-shooting trip.
B.A visit to Europe.
C.A television talk show.
19. When did Sir Hugh’s first book of records appear?
20.What are the two speakers going to talk about next?
A.More records of unusual facts.
B.The founder of the company.
C.The oldest person in the world.
21. The Smiths don’t usually like staying at ________ hotels, but last summer they spent a few days at a very nice hotel by ___sea.
B. the； the
C. /； the
22. We_________have bought so much food now that Suzie won't be with us for dinner.
A. may not
23.My brother would like to buy a good watch but __________was available from that shop.
C no one
24.I’ve ___________ the habit of calling in on my grandparents on my way home from school..
A. come into
B. gone into
C. got into
D., run into
25.It suddenly occurred to him_________he had left his keys in the office.
26.――Look! Somebody ________the sofa..
――Well, it wasn’t me. I didn’t do it.
A. is cleaning
B. was cleaning
C. has cleaned
D. had cleaned
27. ――Have you paid? What’s my share of the bill?
――____. It wasn’t very much.
A. Don't worry about it
B. It’s my share
C. None of your business
D. It's up to you
28. By 16:30, __________was almost closing time, nearly all the paintings had been sold.
29.You'd better write down the phone number of the restaurant for future____.
30.We were all agreed that the cottage would _____perfect holiday home for the family.
31. You can borrow my car _________ you promise not too fast.
C. in case
D.as long as
32. Never before seen anybody who can play tennis as well as Robert.
A. had she
B. she had
C. has she
D. she has
33. Having finishedher project, she was invited by the school_____to the new students.
B. having spoken
C. to speak
D. to have spoken
34.He seems to be giving the impression that he didn't enjoy himself in Paris. _______, he had a wonderful time.
A. Above all
B. what’s more
C. As a result
D. On the contrary
35.John has really got the job because he showed me the official letter_________him it.
C. to offer
D. to be offered
That holiday morning I didn’t have to attend school. Usually, on holiday, Mother___36__me to sleep in. And I would certainly take full advantage of it .On this particular morning, _37__.I felt like getting up early.
I stood by my window overlooking the ___38_, having nothing better to do. But as it turned out, I was soon to learn about something___ 39___in life.
As I watched several people go by, getintotheir cars and drive off, I__40_an old man on a bicycle with a bucket on its _41__and a basket of rags and bottles on its back—carrige.He__42_from one ear toanother ,washing andcleaning them. From the water on the ground, it seemed that he had already __43_washing and cleaning about adozen or more cars. He must have begun towork quite early in the morning .
Several thoughts __44__my mind as I watched him work. He wasn’t well—dressed. He had ona pair of shorts and a (an)__45_T---shirt. The bicycle he rodewas not byanymeans the kindmodern _46___would want to be seen riding on. But heseemed47___withlife. There hewas ,working hard athissmall business,48___atpassers—by and stopping to chat now andthen __49__elderly men and women on their way to the marketnearby.
There was a noticeable touchof _50___in the wayheseemed to be doing things ----____51the windscreen(挡风玻璃)，then standing back to admire it，scrubbing(擦净)thewheel and ___52__, standingbacktoseewhat they lookedlike after thescrub.
It was a_53__to learn, I felt. Atno ageneed one have tobegfora _54__if one has good health and iswilling toworkhard .For awhile Ifelt ___55ofmyself. Young as I am ----just sixteen, and there was thisold man whomust havebeen usefully engaged perhaps before the sun appeared above the horizon.
36 .A. forces B. allowsC. causesD. forbids
37. A. otherwiseB. thereforeC. howeverD. besides
38. A. parking lot B. bus stop C. schoolD. market
39. A. interestingB. surprising C. awfulD. useful
40. A. noticedB. recognized C. calledD. assisted
41. A .backB .handle C. wheel D. seat
42. A. searched B. left C. moved D. wandered
43. A. stoppedB. startedC .intendedD. finished
44 A, crossed B. slipped C. disturbed Dinspired
45.A .attractiveB. shiny C. simpleD .expensive
46.A. repairmen B. businessmenC. drivers D. cyclists
47.A. busy B. contentC. carefulD. bored
48.A.wavingB.lookingC .laughing D.pointing
49.A.about B. forC.with D.like
50.A.worry B.respect C.sympathyD.pride
51.A.cleaning B.fixingC .replacingD.covering
53.A.lesson B.subject C .skillD.fact
54.A．businessB. living C.successD.right
55.A. tiredB. doubtfulC. fearfulD. ashamed
第三部分 阅读理解 （共20小题 ，每小题 2分，满分40分）
Mark and his brother Jason both were looking at the shining new computer enviously, Jason was determined not to go against their father's wishes but Mark was more adventurous than his brother. He loved experimenting and his aim was to become a scientist like his father.
" Dad will be really mad if he finds out you've been playing with his new computer.”Jason said, " He told us not to touch it.”
“ He won’t find out," Mark said. "I'll just have a quick look and shut it down. "
Mark had been scolded before for touching his father's equipment. But his curiosity was difficult to control and this new computer really puzzled him.
It was a strange-looking machine — one his dad had brought home from the laboratory where he worked. “It’s an experimental model," his father had explained, "so don’t touch it under any circumstances. " But his father's warning only served to make Mark more curious. Without any further thought, Mark turned on the power switch. The computer burst into life and seconds later, the screen turned into colors, shifting and changing and then two big white words appeared in the centre of the screen; "SPACE TRANSPORTER.”
"Yes!" Mark cried excitedly, "It's a computer game. I knew it! Dad's only been pretending to work. He's really been playing games instead. " A new message appeared on the screen;
Mark's fingers flew across the keyboard as he typed in both of their names.
"INPUT ACCEPTED. START TRANSPORT PROGRAM. AUTO-RETRIEVE INITIATED( 自动回收程序已启动).”
The screen turned even brighter and a noise suddenly rose in volume
"I think we'd better shut it off, Mark,” Jason yelled, reaching for the power switch. He was really frightened.
But his hand never reached the switch. A single beam of dazzling white light burst out of the computer screen, wrapping the boys in its glow(光芒) , until they themselves seemed to be glowing. Then it died down just as suddenly as it had burst into life. And the boys were no longer there. On the screen, the letters changed.
"TRANSPORT SUCCESSFUL. DESTINATION ( 目的地) ： MARS. RETRIEVE DATE;
56.Why did Mark touch the computer against his father's warning?
A. He wanted to take a voyage.
B. He wanted to practice his skill.
C. He was so much attracted by it.
D. He was eager to do an experiment.
57.Where did the boys' father most likely work?
A. In an electronic factory.
B. In a computer company.
C. In a scientific research center.
D. In an information processing center.
58. Mark thought "SPACE TRANSPORTER" on the screen was the name of______.
A. a computer game
B. a company website
C. a software producer
D. an astronomy
59. Why did Jason want to shut off the computer?
A. He was afraid of being scolded.
B. He didn't like the loud noise and light.
C. He didn't want to play games any morn.
D. He was afraid something dangerous might happen.
60. What happened to the boys at the end of the story?
A. They were blown into the air.
B. They were sent to another planet.
C. They were hidden in the strong light.
D. They were carried away to another country.
A Book Review — The Snake-Stone by Berlie Doherty
The setting: Urban England (the cities), but also rural England (the countryside) including remote English villages.
The theme: The main theme is a teenage search of self-discovery, in this case the search for a mother from whom the hero was separated at an early age. Its other concerns are love, getting on with others, being persistent and courageous and trying to deal with doubts, troubles and worries. As the book moves to a close, James' swimming coach says to him: “ You are not like a kid obeying instructions any more. You are diving like a young man who knows where he is going. “
The characters: James is the hero of the story. He is a championship diver, and has a comfortable life with his foster parents (. Yet he also has the qualities to take him on a long journey to find his birth mother. The other characters in The Snake-Stone, James' parents, his diving instructor, best friend, the villagers, people he meets on his journey, are pictured realistically.
The turning point: The turning point in the story comes while James' foster parents are away in London, and he wonders about the identity of his birth mother. The only clue he has is a fossil, 'the snake stone' which she left behind along with a note on which she had written, 'Take good care of Sammie.' It was written on a torn envelope with parts of an address still there.
The journey; Instead of going to London, James decides to find his birth mother. With help from his geography teacher, James sets out for the remote country village where his mother might be found. James has painful, challenging, but also humorous and happy travels. The mother he finally meets, Anne, has a minor yet powerful voice in the novel. He comes to understand why she left him at a stranger’s door fifteen years before. Although the meeting is not long, it leaves him with a feeling of completeness. As a journey of self-discovery The Snake-Stone also provides its readers with a happy ending. Its hero says, on returning to his foster parents, ' I was home.’
61.What is the main theme of the novel?
A. Life with foster parents.
B. Life in the world of diving.
C. A journey of self-discovery.
D. A travel around the country.
62.What do the coach's words in Paragraph 2 suggest?
A. James is a successful diver.
B. James is a hopeful swimmer.
C. James is an outgoing young man.
D. James is an independent young man.
63.The snake stone in the novel is
A. a stone with an address on it
B. a clue left by the birth mother
C. a gift from the swimming coach
D. a fossil left by the foster parents
64.Which of the following is true about the novel?
A. The story has a sad ending.
B. The story takes place in the city of London.
C. The characters are vividly described.
D. The turning point comes after the hero meets his birth mother.
65.It can be concluded that James' journey is_________
Big Brothers Big Sisters is based on the simplicity and power of friendship. It is a program which provides friendship and fun by matching vulnerable young people ( ages 7 - 17 ) with a volunteer adult who can be both a role model and a supportive friend.
Volunteer tutors come from all walks of life — married, single, with or without children. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are not replacement parents or social workers. They are tutors; someone to trust, to have fun with, to talk and go to when needed.
A Big Sister and Little Sister will generally spend between one and four hours together three or four times each month for at least twelve months. They enjoy simple activities such as a picnic at a park, cooking, playing sport or going to a football match. These activities improve the friendship and help the young person develop positive self-respect, confidence and life direction.
Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations exist throughout the world. It is the largest and most well-know provider of tutor services internationally and has been operating for 25 years.
Emily and Sarah have been matched since March 2008. Emily is a 10-year-old girl who has experienced some difficulties being accepted by her schoolmates at school. I was pretty sure there was something wrong with me.'
Emily’s mum came across Big Brothers Big Sisters and thought it would be of benefit to Emily by“providing different feedback（反馈）about herself other than just relying on schoolmates to measure her self-worth.”
Sarah wanted to get involved in a volunteer program. “I googled it and found out how to be a part of it. I thought it would be fun for me to get involved in making time to do something because sometimes it's all work and no play.'
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been of great benefit and enjoyment to both Emily and Sarah. They love and look forward to their time together and the partnership has certainly helped Emily be more comfortable in being the wonderful, happy and unique girl she is!
66. What is the aim of Big Brothers Big Sisters?
A.To offer students public services.
B.To help students improve their grades.
C.To organize sport activities for young people.
D.To provide partnership and fun for young people.
67. A volunteer is usually expected to work within a year for at least________.
A. 24 hours
B. 36 hours
C. 48 hours
D. 72 hours
68. According to Emily's mother, this program may provide Emily with______.
A. advice from her teachers
B. a new way to assess herself
C. a new way to judge her schoolmates
D. more comments from her schoolmates
69. Why did Sarah want to get involved in the program?
A. She used to be a volunteer.
B. She needed a part-time job.
C. She felt a bit bored with her life.
D. She wanted to get a challenging job.
70. According to the passage, ' vulnerable young people' are probably those who are_____.
A. popular at school
B. rather weak physically
C. easily hurt emotionally
D. confident in themselves
For those who make journeys across the world, the speed of travel today has turned the countries into a series of villages．Distances between them appear no greater to a modern traveler than those which once faced men as they walked from village to village. Jet plane fly people from one end of the earth to the other, allowing them a freedom of movement undreamt of a hundred years ago.
Yet some people wonder if the revolution in travel has gone too far. A price has been paid, they say, for the conquest (征服) of time and distance. Travel is something to be enjoyed, not endured（忍受）. The boat offers leisure and time enough to appreciate the ever-changing sights and sounds of a journey. A journey by train also has a special charm about it. Lakes and forests and wild, open plains sweeping past your carriage window create a grand view in which time and distance mean nothing. On board a plane, however, there is just the blank blue of the sky filling the narrow windows of the airplane. The soft lighting, in-flight films and gentle music make up the only world you know, and the hours progress slowly.
Then there is the time spent being“processed” at a modern airport. People are conveyed like robots along walkways; baggage is weighed, tickets produced, examined and produced yet again before the passengers move to another waiting area. Journeys by rail and sea take longer, yes, but the hours devoted to being “ processed” at departure and arrival in airports are luckily absent. No wonder, then, that the modern high-speed trains are winning back passengers from the airlines.
Man, however, is now a world traveler and cannot turn his back on the airplane.The working lives of too many people depend upon it; whole new industries have been built around its design and operation. The holiday-maker, too, with limited time to spend, patiently endures the busy airports and the limited space of the flight to gain those extra hours and even days, relaxing in the sun. Speed controls people's lives; time saved, in work or play, is the important thing — or so we are told. Perhaps those first horsemen, riding free across the wild, open plains, were enjoying a better world than the one we know today. They could travel at will, and the clock was not their master.
71. What does the writer try to express in Paragraph 1?
A.Travel by plane has speeded up the growth of villages.
B. The speed of modern travel has made distances relatively short,
C. The freedom of movement has helped people realize their dreams.
D. Man has been fond of traveling rather than staying in one place.
72.How does the writer support the underlined statement in Paragraph 2?
A. By giving instructions.
B. By analyzing cause and effect.
C. By following the order of time.
D. By giving examples.
73.According to Paragraph 3, passengers are turning back to modem high-speed trains because_______.
A.they pay less for the tickets
B.they feel safer during the travel
C.they ran enjoy higher speed of travel
D. they don’t have to waste time being “processed”
74., What does the last sentence of the passage mean?
A. They could enjoy free and relaxing travel.
B.They needed the clock to tell the time.
C.They preferred traveling on horseback.
D.They could travel with their master.
75. What is the main idea of the passage?
A.Air travel benefits people and industries.
B.Train travel has some advantages over air travel.
C.Great changes have taken place in modern travel.
D.The high speed of air travel is gained at a cost.
[ 1 ] Stamp collectors usually collect stamps only from certain countries or regions. The traditional method of stamp collecting is to organize stamp collection according to the issue dates.
[ 2 ] Of course, there are many. You can collect stamps relating to a particular theme. For example, sport lovers may choose the Olympic theme. They try their best to find Olympic stamps issued by various parts of the world every four years. Some of them may want to concentrate on even more specific sport activities like ball games, gymnasium, swimming, etc.
[ 3] If you like astronomy, you may be keen on collecting stamps describing the stars, planets, spacecraft, spacemen, etc. Once you have fixed the topic, you no longer need to bother about stamps other than the theme you selected. Then, you can put all your effort to collect the stamps around it.
 China issues zodiac animal stamps (十二生肖邮票)every year to celebrate the Lunar New Year. They are extremely popular and a lot of collectors wait patiently for 12 years to collect a full set of them. Hong Kong's Lunar New Year special stamp series began in 2000 with the Year of Dragon and the twelfth and final set was issued in 2011, the Year of Rabbit. Recently some Western countries have issued zodiac animal stamps, which attract a lot of attention as well.
 You may choose any theme you like. However, you should bear in mind an essential point. The topic you choose should not be too narrow. Otherwise, it is very difficult to accumulate stamps around the topic. You will be depressed and even lose your interest in collecting stamps.
 Collecting stamps with themes is especially popular among teenagers because there is a wide range of choices for them. The main challenge is how you organize and expand your collection around your theme.
76. What is the main idea of the passage? ( no more than 5 words)
77.Fill in the blanks in Paragraph 2 with proper words. ( no more than 5 words)
Of course, there are many ______________________________________________________.
78.What should you do if you want to collect a full set of zodiac animal stamps? ( no more than 7 words)
79.List the three general themes in collecting stamps mentioned in the passage. ( 3 words)
80.What does the word "them" (Line 2, Paragraph 6) probably refer to? ( 1 word)
某英语报社举办以“I like Reading”为主题的征文活动，你打算投稿，请根据以下要点写一篇短文：
1---5 CABCA6---10 CBBCC 11—15 ABBAC 16—20 BAACA
76.Collecting stamps with themes
77.other methods of collecting stamps
78.We should wait for 12 years
79.sport(s); astronomy; animal(s)
One possible version：
I Like Reading
Reading is my favorite hobby. I can never stop the love for reading because books are like wise teachers as well as good friends in my life. As we know, books are the source of knowledge. I benefit a great deal from reading.
There are a variety of books for us to choose from, like history books, science books, literary books and so on. But what interests me most is literary books, especially those by famous writers. For one thing, they help to improve my writing skills and broaden my horizons. For another, they can enrich my life and provide me with great fun. Isn’ t it a pleasure to have great calm in mind while you are reading?