1. Why does the woman want to go shopping?
A. To spend time with the man .
B. To get shoes for her concert.
C. To pick out some clothes for the man .
2. What is the girl going to do?
A. Go shopping . B. Go camping. C. Go swimming.
3. How old might the man’s sister be?
A. 19. B. 29. C. 39.
4. Where did the man most probably leave his wallet?
A. In a cinema. B. On a bus. C. In a restaurant.
5. What does the woman think the desks are for?
A. To keep the students calm.
B. To control the students’ weight .
C. To improve the students’ grades.
6. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A .Some phone apps. B. The man’s camera. C. The woman’s cell phone.
7.What’s the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Friends. B . Brother and sister. C. Store clerk and customer.
8. What does the woman want the man to do?
A . Keep quiet. B. Stop the car. C. Drive slowly.
9. How does the man feel toward the woman?
A. Annoyed. B. Sorry. C. Thankful.
10. What kind of dog did Sylvia first want?
A. A small dog. B.A medium dog . C. A big dog.
11. Why does Tim want to wait to get a dog?
A. Sylvia hasn’t got a job.
B. They don’t have enough money.
C. They don’t have their own house.
12. What does Sylvia offer to do to keep the dog quiet?
A. Stay indoors with him.
B. Take him out all the time.
C. Only go out in the evenings.
13. How long has the woman lived in the dorm?
A. For one year. B. For two years. C. For four years.
14. What does the woman first introduce?
A. The library . B. The kitchen. C. The sitting room.
15.What is in the study area?
A. A lot of shelves. B. Some dictionaries. C. Comfortable sofas.
16.Why is there no oven in the woman’s dorm?
A. She doesn’t need one.
B. There is no room for it.
C. She doesn’t know how to use it.
17.What has newly opened at the Hotel Nova?
A. A game room. B.A fitness centre. C. A swimming pool.
18.Where is the Canvey Hotel ?
A. Near a museum. B. In the town centre. C. Five kilometers from Easton.
19.What advantage does the Canvey Hotel have?
A. It offers dinner. B. It has a big park. C.It’s near the railway station.
20.When does the Tidbury Hotel open?
A. On April 1st . B. On July 12th . C.On August 1st.
Since the introduction of the two-child policy in 2016, an increasing number of well-educated women have quit their jobs and are staying home to take care of their babies. But is it waste of talent for a highly educated woman to become a housewife? Forum readers share their opinion.
Never a waste. Her children will enjoy mother’s love . Compared to other women’s children, her children will grow into better persons and become more confident, if she grooms them properly instead of pampering(纵容) them .
It’s up to the woman to make a decision based on her circumstances. Education is never wasted by a woman who wants to become a housewife as she will use her education to enhance the learning experiences of her children and also around the house.It’s no one’s business but the woman as to what she does with her education.
Seneca (Expat in China)
She just needs to bear in mind that a mother has no right to regret her motherhood. Motherhood is destiny; if you become mother, then you must accept it unconditionally, whether as full-time housewife- and-mother or as a part-timer who makes extra bucks during part of her week.
Caring for your children by staying at home with them, or following a career...or maybe both if the work involves Internet work from home, or running a business from home...all are lifestyle choices. Often choices are limited by money or by the expectations of others. As for "stay-at-home fathers", this has been a growing situation in England for many years. Sometimes this is a choice made because today a woman can earn far more than her partner. Sometimes it is because the man is considered a better option to be the "House-husband".
21. Who takes the view that the housewife is a waste for a well-educated woman?
A. Tenith and Ratfink B. Ratfink and Seneca
C. Seneca and TedM D.None.
22. Which is the advantage of the well-educated housewives?
A. They have more life style choice.
B. They can enhance their own learning experience.
C. They can educate their children better.
D. They can both care for children at home and follow a career.
23.Why is “stay-at-home fathers ” a growing situation in England?
A. Because they will not be laughed at like Chinese men.
B. Because today a woman can earn far more than her partner.
C. Because they love to stay at home and look after the family.
D. Because they want to change the situation and lead a different lifestyle.
24. What is the best title of this passage?
A. Well-educated housewives contribute to educating better children.
B. Is it waste for well-educated women to be housewives?
C. Motherhood is destiny you cannot regret.
D. Nowadays a woman earns more than a man.
Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in July 2017.It caused flood, deaths and great damage to many cities. But in the hurricane we saw many good deeds.
A Texas Pizza Hut manager was making sure her neighbors did not go hungry during the hurricane . Shayda Habib ,manager at the Pizza Hut called her husband and asked him to gather up kayaks(皮艇) and met her at the restaurant. They loaded the pizzas on kayaks and delivered them to as many flood zone homes as they could. Habib and her husband planned to keep making and deliveries until they ran out of ingredients.
Two brothers from San Antonio Brad Morris and Adam Morris purchased a 21,000 pound truck so they could help people in Houston .They drove the 5-ton truck to Houston to help with citizen rescues along with their brother-in-law. The brothers rescued dozens of people.
A group of Mexican bakers who were trapped in their Houston bakery made hundreds of loaves of bread to give to flood victims. The four bakers had been working on a night shift when they realized they could not leave because of the level of water on the streets. They decided to continue to bake for those affected by the hurricane. The workers used up 4,400 pounds of flour to bake throughout the night and day.
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texas started a Hurricane Harvey relief fund that has collected more than 10 million dollars . Watt began his efforts after posting a video on Twitter which has now persuaded over 100,000 people to pitch in. He continued to post video updates on the donations daily, asking for the public’s help. Watt made a personal donation of $ 100,000. Make your contribution here.
25. When would Habib and her husband stop delivering pizzas?
A. When the Hurricane was over. B. When ingredients were used up.
C. When everything recovered. D. When they were tired.
26. How many people took part in the truck rescue?
A. 1. B. 2 . C. 3. D.4.
27.Which of the following statements is true?
A. Habib and her husband used truck to deliver pizzas.
B.Watt raised money to buy the truck and help people.
C. The four bakers were trapped in the day.
D. Over 100,000 people have given donations to the fund Watt set.
28. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Free pizzas offered by kind-hearted pizza Hut owner.
B. Good deeds appeared in Hurricane Harvey.
C. Two brothers bought a truck to help.
D. Fund was raised to help people in the disaster.
There is a common , usually round object that you can see ever day and it appears in many expressions—buttons! Buttons , which are made of mental or plastic, are found on all sorts of clothing .They fasten or connect one piece of clothing to another to make sure your clothes don’t fall off.
To be cute as a button is an old saying , which means to be attractive or sweet, but in a small way. Babies are often described as cute as a button. Language experts don’t know why . But they do say the expression dates from the late 1860s.
Here is another expression associated with button: button-down. People often wear button-down shirts to the office. Button-down as an adjective means to be conservative .People described as button-down stay as close as possible to the normal way of dressing and behaving.
When buttoning a button, you slip it into a buttonhole. A buttonhole traps the button . So, to buttonhole someone means you have trapped him in a spoken conversation .Now , let’s say you find yourself buttonholed in a conversation at a party. Someone just keeps talking and talking and talking ! Finally , you can’t stand it any longer. You tell him to button it! This is a direct, but a little rude way of saying “Stop talking!” “Button your lip” is another equally rude way to stop a person who talks too much.
Another kind of difficult person is someone who pushes one’s buttons. To push one’s buttons means to know how to get that person annoyed or upset . People who like to push other people’s buttons usually do it for selfish reasons.
29. What is the function of buttons?
A. They can make clothes look more beautiful.
B. They can link a part of clothes to another.
C. They can make people enjoy a better life.
D. They can make clothes more durable(耐用的).
30. If you think someone’s clothing is traditional ,what will you say?
A. You are cute as a button. B. You are button--down.
C. Buttonhole you ! D. Push your buttons.
31. How does the passage mainly develop?
A. By listing figures. B. By analyzing cause and effect.
C. By making contrast. D. By listing and explaining expressions.
32.What is the best title for the text?
A. Expressions about button B. What is button?
C. What is button for ? D.Button is important
On March 14, one of science’s brightest stars went dark. Stephen Hawking, the world-famous British scientist, died at 76 in Cambridge, UK.
Hawking is considered by many to be the greatest scientist in history since Albert Einstein. He came up with the theory that the universe began with the Big Bang and will end in black holes. His theory became the base for a lot of later research. He also wrote books to help common people understand the universe.His most famous book is A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than10 million copies around the world.
When Hawking was 21, he was told that he was diagnosed with a serious illness that stopped him from walking and talking.Later in life, he had to sit in a wheelchair and"speak”using a computerized voice. But this didn't stop him from living a meaningful and colorful life. "If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well. "he once said.
Hawking traveled around the globe to attend science conference, visiting every continent, including Antarctica.The scientist also gained popularity outside the academic world and appeared in TV shows such as Star Trek The Big Bang Theory.
He celebrated his 60th birthday by going up in an air balloon; when he was 65, he took part in a zero-gravity fight to experience weightlessness He hoped to travel into space one day.
In 2013, Hawking spoke about how he felt life was unfair when he was first diagnosed with his illness. "But now, 50 years later, I can be quietly satisfied with my life, "he said .
Hawing has millions of fans in China. He took a train trip around China in 1985. In 2006, he was invited to speak at a physics conference in Beijing. In April 2016,
Hawking registered a Sina Weibo account. He got two million fans within hours of launching the account. His first message was a greeting to his “friends in China” posted in both English and Chinese. His last post on Sina Weibo was written on Nov.24,2017. In the post, he answered two questions from a Chinese pop star.
33. Which of the following statements about Hawking is TRUE?
A. He just wrote a book named A Brief History of Time.
B. He hadn’t vivisted all continents before he passed away.
C. He once experienced weightlessness in space.
D. He played a role in The Big Bang Theory.
34. From the passage, we can learn that Hawking was___________.
A. strong-willed and optimistic B. humorous and intelligent
C. positive and adventurous D. outgoing and enthusiastic
35. The last paragraph mainly deals with ___________.
A. Hawking’s trip to China B. Hawking’s Sina Weibo
C. Hawking and China D. Hawking’s fans
Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot...you can travel fast or slow. The movement of your feet gets you where you need to go. But it also gets you so much more!____36___
Walking helps you in various ways. First it makes your heart stronger. Studies show regular walking lowers your chance of heart disease. Walking for 30 minutes per day also helps control blood pressure. It can reduce your chance of having a stroke or developing some cancers, too.
Want to lose weight? You need to burn 600 more calories each day you eat.____37___
Walking helps your brain health. As people age, their brains don’t work as well. One in 14 people over years old suffers from memory loss. Older people who walk six miles or more per week keep their brains in better shape.___38____. You don’t have to think about it , so you can consider other things. You can consider problems or think of ideas. You can think over conversations again or just remember funny things that have just happened recently.
Walking is also good for your wallet. It saves the cost of going to gym. ___39___ . A pedometer(计步器) can get you started. Begin with trying to take 1,000 steps in 10 minutes to set the right pace.
You can make walking part of your day. Instead of parking right next to your office, park a distance away—and walk. Do not take the elevator, but walk. ___40__They are what they sound like. Rather than sit, you walk and talk things over.
Make walking a habit, and see how it makes you feel.
A. It’s not easy to do that regularly.