I. Listening Comprehension (略)
II. Grammar and vocabulary
Section A 10%
The Best Book I’ve Ever Read
Frankly, I have read nearly all of the great works of literature, but no book has ever impressed me as deeply or directly (21)________ Joel Stein’s Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masendinity.
Haven’t we all, on some level, been Jewish boys in New Jersey in (22)________ 1970s with only female friends, an Easy-Bake oven and a strong preference for show tunes? Haven’t we all had a panic attack (23)________ learning we’re going to have a son, since that means we’re going to have to figure out how to throw footballs, watch other people throw footballs and decide (24)________ to be happy or sad about the results of football throwing? Haven’t we all then tried to correct our lack of maleness by becoming a man, fighting fires with firefighters, (25)________ (drive) a Lamborghini and doing three days of Army training camp? I know I have.
The only parts I didn’t fully enjoy were (26)________ in which the author suffered horribly. After just three hours of training camp, he fainted weakly into the arms of a soldier. The film rights to Man Made have already been sold to Fox, and I hope it gets (27)________ (turn) into a movie with George Clooney playing the Stein role, since they remind me so much of each other.
(28)________ this is only Stein’s first book, I would already consider him as someone like David Sedaris, Dave Barry, James Thurber, Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln. I (29)________ (recommend) Man Made not just to all my friends and family but also to strangers on Twitter over and over again. My one fear is (30)________ after this great achievement, Stein will lose his ability to be a cruel critic of our shallow times.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Section A (10分)
Directions: After reading the passage below, fill in the blanks to make the passage coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word; for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.
A. generated B. furniture C. fame D. resulting E. suggestions
F. developed G. eventually H. completed I. fixed J. commercial K. softly
The Father of JD Printing
About twenty years ago, the surgeons at the Wilford Hull medical center working to separate a pair of conjoined(连体的) twins thought that only one would be able to walk after the operation. After a model of the girls’ bone structure was (31)________ using 3D printing, however, they found a shared upper leg bone to be bigger than expected and split it successfully, (32)________ in both twins being able to walk. Now eighty and still working as chief technology officer of 3D Systems. Chuck Hull is enjoying some minor (33)________ 31 years after he first printed a small black eye-wash cup using a new method of manufacturing known as 3D printing.
At the time, he was working for a company that used UV light to put thin layers of plastic coats on tabletops and (34)________. He had an idea that if he could place thousands of thin layers of plastic on top of each other and then cut their shape using light, he would be able to form three dimensional objects. After a year, he (35)________ a system where light was shone into a bottle of photopolymer – a material which changes from liquid to plastic-like solid when light shines on it – and traces the shape of one level of the object. Subsequent layers are then printed until it is (36)________.
After patenting the invention, he set up 3D Systems, (37)________ getting $6m (£3.5m) from a Canadian investor. The first (38)________ product came out in 1988 and proved a hit among car manufacturers, in the aerospace sector and for companies designing medical equipment. The possibilities appear endless – from home-printed food and medicine to (39)________ that pictures of objects be able to be taken in shops and then recreated using plans downloaded from the Internet Although deliberate in his responses, there is one moment when the (40)________ spoken Chuck Hull tells of his surprise about what exactly his creation was capable of achieving.
III. Reading Comprehension
Section A (15分)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.
Words to Turn a Conversation Around
It’s not what you say, but it’s how you say it – isn’t it? According to a language expert, we may have this wrong. “We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we (41)________,” says Elizabeth Stoke, professor of social interaction at Loughborough University. Stoke and her colleagues have (42)________ thousands of hours of recorded conversations, from customer services to mediation(调解) hotlines and police crisis (43)________. They discovered that certain words or phrases have the power to change the course of a conversation.
Some of these words are surprising, and (44)________ what we’ve been taught to believe. For example, in a study of conversations between doctors and patients, evidence showed that doctors who (45)________ options rather than recommended best solutions, got a better response, despite the suggestion from hospital guidelines to talk about the best interests of the patient. But, from conversation experts such as Stoke to FBI negotiators and communication coaches, we’re learning which words are likely to (46)________ or persuade us.
Stoke found that people who had already responded (47)________ when asked if they would like to attend mediation seemed to change their minds when the mediator used the phrase. “Would you be willing to come for a meeting?” “As soon as the word ‘willing’ was used, people would say: ‘Oh, yes, definitely’—they would actually (48)________ the sentence to agree.” Stoke found it had the same effect in different settings: with business-to-business cold callers; with doctors trying to (49)________ people to go to a weight-loss class. She also looked at phrases such as “Would you like to” and “Would you be interested in”. “Sometimes they (50) ________, but ‘willing’ was the one that got people to agree more rapidly and with more enthusiasm.”
“’Hello’ is a really important word that can change the (51)________ of a conversation,” Stoke says. “It’s about how you respond to people who are what we call ‘first movers’ – people who say something really (52)________,” “It might be the work colleagues who are extremely angry to your desk with a complaint or the neighbor who (53)________ rude words about parking as you’re putting out the bins.” “What do you do with that person? Rather than respond in the same manner, saying something nice, such as a very bright ‘Hello!’, socializes that other person a little bit.” Use it when you want to resist getting into a (54)________. “You have to be careful not to sound too passive-aggressive,” Stoke says, “but just one friendly word in a bright tone can delete the (55)________ of the conversation.”
41. A. suggest B. realize C. imply D. emphasize
42. A. analyzed B. addressed C. simplified D. discovered
43. A. instructions B. revolutions C. associations D. negotiations
44. A. get into B. turn away C. go against D. insist on
45. A. pointed B. inspired C. motivated D. listed
46. A. comfort B. defend C. support D. protect
47. A. actively B. positively C. negatively D. passively
48. A. finish B. reject C. refuse D. interrupt
49. A. persuade B. stimulate C. force D. tempt
50. A. interacted B. worked C. responded D. initiated
51. A. approach B. course C. evolution D. pattern
52. A. impractical B. unimaginative C. critical D. illogical
53. A. keeps back B. answers for C. agrees on D. launches into
54. A. conflict B. disaster C. strike D. damage
55. A. challenge B. debate C. worry D. silence
Section B (22分)
Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read.
Last summer, bird-watchers confirmed the discovery of a new species of bird in Cambodia was not an event of particular biological significance, but it was striking for one reason in part. This species of bird was discovered not in an unspoiled rain forest but within the limits Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh – a city the size of Philadelphia.
What the researchers found was surprising in cities. The medium-sized city in the state about 110 species of birds, over 95 percent of which would have been growing there urbanization. Ecologically speaking, cities are different, concrete buildings. Rather, each unique bio-profile – a kind of ecological fingerprint – that is against the idea of an environment dead zone.
Of course, it’s also true that in the world of birds and plants, as in human society, there is such a thing as worldwide—the city-inhabitants who feel equally at home in San Francisco, Milan and Beijing. Four birds occur in more than 80 percent of the cities studied, and 11 plants occurred in more than 90 percent of the cities. On the plant side, those are seemingly spread by European settlement. In the air, it’s the usual suspects: the rock pigeon and many other birds.“They have become completely adapted to urban life,”Katti says.“That’s not much of surprise. But they don’t actually dominate as much as we think they do.”Those species—occurring in the cities across the globe—represent only a small part of a city’s natural varieties.
Not all cities are equal protectors of native animals and plants, though. One of the biggest predictors for a city’s biodiversity is its urban design. Territory as varied as backyards and street trees can lay important roles in greening a city. In fact, the amouht of green space is a stronger predictor of the density of biodiversity than a city’s size. A metropolis with a sizable network of parks can contain more species per square mile than a much smaller city.
In a world where architecture, food, language, fashion and commerce are increasingly globalized, a city’s native animals and plants can be a kind of identity. There may be neighborhoods in London and Paris that resemble Singapore or Hong Kong. Cities are becoming similar, but their natural environments stand completely apart.
56. According to the passage, what do you think of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital?
A. It is full of various rare plants and animals.
B. Its birds’ population is larger than that of San Francisco.
C. It’s as big as Philadelphia in terms of area.
D. It is on an equal footing with Beijing and Milan.
57. Which of the following statements is NOT the same as the author’s idea?
A. From a biological point new changes happen every day.
B. From an environmental point the daily changes aren’t obvious enough.
C. Each city has different characteristics in terms of ecological development.
D. Different species of creatures are born in different cities.
58. Some plants are found in many cities in the world, which seems to be a result of ____.
A. natural selection B. globalization
C. urban development D. colonization
59. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage?
A. What Surprising Cities! The Medium-sized City Has Various Species of Birds!
B. The Power of Plants and Animals! The Charm of All the Cities!
C. The Cities Are Concrete Jungles! Never Think about Them the Same Way Again!
D. More Species Per Square Mile! The Amount of Green Space Is a Stronger Predictor!
Please Choose Cloud Services
may be unsure, or you do not know where to begin. Trying every Cloud service would take a lot of time and work. But, the website Reviews.com might help.
One valuable feature is the protection of digital files, including photos, videos, documents, music and more. If the worst happens and your computer crashes, or gets lost or damaged, your files can still found in the Cloud.
Cloud services let you access your files from almost anywhere. No need to worry about a file stored on your computer when you are away from your desk. If you have an Internet connection, you can open your files from any computer, or from a phone, when they are stored using a Cloud service.
Using a Cloud service makes sharing files easier. If you send documents to a group using emails, you may then wonder which version everyone is working with. When sharing files using a Cloud service, everyone will see the same document and the latest version.
The first thing to consider is the amount of storage space you need. Check how much space you are currently using on your computer and mobile devices. If your computer or phone is filled with photos and you have little free space, you may want to move your photos to the Cloud. Some Cloud services are free. But, if you need a lot of space, you will probably need one that costs money.
Even if everyone you have ever met is a Windows user, you still probably want a Cloud service that works with many platforms. You might become friends with an Android user or start a job with a company that computers on Apple!
60. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. Google-Drive users can obtain 100GB for free.
B. Most Cloud services can send files to both the Cloud and the local computer.
C. It’s hard to transfer your file when you turn on the computer if it is stored in the Cloud.
D. Never worry about finding your files in the Clouds if the computer system crashes.
61. What will you have to do if you need more space to store more files in the Cloud?
A. To use your own Cloud services. B. To share Cloud space with others.
C. To spend money buying space. D. To buy the latest version of the service.
62. How can consumers find the Cloud service that suits them best?
A. By learning more information about the space occupied by files.
B. By comparing Cloud’s function, storage, available space and prices.
C. By sending files to a group of people via e-mail inquiring about the Cloud service.
D. By making friends with Android users who use Apple computers.
Is Paperless Office Really Paperless?
A rising economy increased paper sales by 6 yo 7 percent each year in the early to mid-1990s, and the convenience of desktop printing allowed office workers to indulge anything and everything. In 2004, Ms Dunn, a communications supplies director, said that plain white office paper would see less than a 4 percent growth rate, a primary reason for which is that some 47 percent of the workforce entered the job market after computers had already been introduced to offices.
For office innovators, the dream of paperless office is an example of high-tech arrogance(傲慢). Today’s office service is overwhelmed By more newspapers than ever before. After decades of development, the American government can finally get rid of the madness on paper. In the past, the demand for paper has been far ahead of growth in the American economy, but the sales have slowed markedly over the past two to three years, despite the good economic conditions.
“Old habits are hard to break,”says Ms. Dunn.“There are some functions that paper serves where a screen display doesn’t work. Those funcitons are both its strength and its weakness.”Analysts attribute the decline to such factors as advances in digital databases and communication systems. Escaping our craving for paper, however, will be anything but an easy affair.
“We’re finally seeing a reduction in the amount of paper being used per worker in the workplace,”says John Maine, vice president of a paper economic consulting firm.“More information is being transmitted electronically, and an increasing number of people are satisfied that information exists only in electronic form without printing multiple backups.”
To reduce paper use, some companies are working to combine digital and paper capabilities. For example, Xerox is developing electronic paper: thin digital displays that respond to a stylus, like a pen on paper. Marks can be erased or saved digitally. Even with such technological advances, the increasing amounts of electronic data necessarily require more paper.
“The information industry today is composed of a thin paper crust surrounding an electronic core,”Mr. Saffo wrote. The growing paper crust is most noticeable, but the hidden electronic core is far larger and growing more rapidly. The result is that we are becomign paperless, but we hardly notice at all.“That’s one of the greatest ironies of the information age,”Saffo says.“It’s just common sense that the more you talk to someone by phoen or computer, it inevitably leads to a face-to-face meeting. The best thing for the aviation industry was the Internet.”
63. Which of the following statements is NOT a reason for the slowdown in American paper sales?
A. Workforce with better computer skills. B. Slow growth of the U.S. economy.
C. Changing patterns in paper use. D. Changing employment trends.
64. What does the last sentence in Para 3 mean?
A. We have to look at paper consumption from different angles.
B. There is little chance that paper consumption will fall in the digital age.
C. Paper consumption will be greatly reduced in the digital age.
D. People are no longer so addicted to paper in the digital age.
65. The innovations from Xerox and other companies feature ___.
A. the intergration of digital technology with traditional paper
B. the chance from traditional paper to digital technology
C. the combination of the use of computer screens and cell phones
D. a new type of computer writing and communciation
66. What can we draw from the example of the aviation industry in the last paragraph?
A. The dream of the paperless office will be realized some day.
B. People usually prefer to have face-to-face meetings instead of using computers.
C. More digital data use leads to greater paper use in the digital time.
D. Some people are no longer opposed to video-conferencing.
Directions：Read the passage carefully. Fill in each blank with a proper sentence given in the box. Each sentence can be used only once. Note that there are two more sentences than you need.
A. There are five reason for the accident and you are guilty.
B. Every year thousands of people are horribly killed, and we sit still and let it happen.
C. Surprisingly, society should smile at the driver and forgive him.
D. Someone has rightly said that when a person is sitting behind the steering wheel, his car becomes an extension of his personality.
E. All advertisements that emphasize power and performance should be banned.
F. It is time to develop a universal norm to reduce this senseless waste of human life.
Traffic Regulation and Accident Prevention
We live in a remarkable time, and many of the once fatal diseases can now be cured with modern medicine and surgery. It is almost certain that one day a cure will be found for the rest of the diseases. Expectations of life have greatly increased. But though the possibility of living a long and happy life is greater than ever before, every day we witness the incredible killing of men, women and children on the roads. Man fights against the motor-car. It is a never-ending battle which man is losing. ___67___
Nothing can seriously increase your risk of potentially fatal car accidents other than speeding and failing to pay due attention to weather conditions. ___68___ There is no doubt that the motor-car often brings out a man’s very worst qualities. Usually quiet and pleasant people, when they are behind the steering wheel, will become unrecognizable. They are impolite, aggressive, self-willed like two-year-old, completely selfish. All their hidden frustrations, disappointments, and jealousy seem to be caused by driving.
___69___ It’s all for his own convenience. Due to a serious tragedy, the city is almost uninhabitable and the huge parking lot makes the town ugly. The destruction of rural areas and the annual mass killings are just a statistic, easily forgotten. With regard to driving, the laws of some countries are not strict and even the strictest are not strict enough.
Traffic rules are for everyone to follow under any circumstances, and no one can make an exception unless you make a joke of your own life. Universally accepted standards can only have a significant beneficial on the incidence of accidents. Governments should develop safety codes for manufacturers. ___70___ These measures may sound cruel. However, if these measures result in a reduction in the loss of life every year, they should certainly not be considered serious. After all, the world belongs to humans, not cars.
Ⅳ. Summary Writing.
Directions：Read the following passage. Summarize the main idea and the main point(s) of the passage in no more than 60 words. Use your own words as far as possible.
All Must Have Degrees
In a classroom in Seoul a group of teenagers sit over their desks in total silence. Study begins at eight in the morning and ends at half past four in the afternoon. And some even go back home at midnight. Like thousands of South Koreans, they are preparing for the important exam, which will largely determine whether they go to a good university or not. Degrees have become useful. Seventy percent of students who graduate from the country’s secondary schools now go straight to universities.
Many more countries have seen a big rise in the share of young people with degrees, but South Korea is an extreme case. As technological reforms require workers to do many difficult and demanding jobs that they would not have done before, there seems to be reasonable to insist that more workers receive a good education than before. And a degree is an obvious way for bright youngsters From poor families to prove their abilities. People tend to earn more if they have degrees.
Employers do not have to pay for higher education and they are increasingly able to demand degrees to screen out the least motivated or capable. A recent study by Joseph Fuller and Manjari Romaan of Harvard Business School shows that companies routinely require applicants to have degrees, even though only a minority of those already working in the role have them.
The Economist’s analysis found that between 1970 and 2015, the proportion of 256 workers aged 25-64 with at least a bachelor’s degree increased. Some of them are highly intellectually demanding jobs, such as aviation engineers. Others are non-graduate jobs such as waiting tables. Sixteen percent of waiters now have degrees, because probably in most cases they could not find jobs and live poorly. Today, having a degree is usually an entry requirement.
Directions：Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.
Ⅵ. Guided Writing.
Directions：Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese.
2018年11月5日-10日，首届中国国际进口博览会在上海成功举行。假设你是明启中学的高三学生卢平，学校英语报向全体高三学生进行征文，题目为“The CIIE in My Eyes”。你有意投稿，撰写一篇文章。稿件内容必须包含：
1. 对“新时代，共享未来(New Era, Shared Future)”的理解;
(中国国际进口博览会：China International Import Expo简称CIIE)
1-5 B D C B D 6-10 B C A A C
11-13 C D B 14-16 A D B 17-20 B C A B
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
21. as 22. the 23. when 24. whether 25. driving
26. those 27. turned 28. Though/Although/While 29. have recommended
31-35 A D C B F 36-40 H G J E K
III. Reading Comprehension
41-45 B A D C D 46-50 A C D A B 51-55 B C D A A
56-59 C B D C 60-62 D C B 63-66 B B A C
67-70 B D C E
IV. Summary Writing
In South Korea, the young study hard to get degrees for three reasons. Firstly, The rapidly changing technology is challenging, so employers care more about the education of workers. Having a degree is must. Secondly, with degrees, the youngsters from poor families can demonstrate their abilities. Lastly, people can earn more money. Without degrees, their life will be difficult. (60 words)
V. Translation 15%
72. Don’t drink too much coffee at night, or you won’t be able to sleep.
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73. It is proved that keeping a happy mind reduces the risk of heart diseases.
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74. Optimistic people don’t miss the good old days too much.
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75. The pursuit of stability is not a bad thing. (, and 0.5)
There are many times when such an attitude drives us to
Improve ourselves, challenge difficulties, and climb peaks.
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VI. Guided Writing 25%
第一部分 听力 (共两节，满分30分)
1. When is the supermarket closed on weekends?
A. At 9:00 pm. B. At 10:00 pm. C. At 11:00 pm.
2. What does the man mean?
A. The problems are hard for him too.
B. He has dealt with all the problems.
C. The woman should make a good plan.
3. Who is the woman most probably?
A. The man’s mother. B. The man’s boss. C. The man’s colleague.
4. What will the weather be like this evening?
A. Rainy. B. Cloudy. C. Fine.
5. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?
A. A new movie. B. An old movie. C. A fun experience.
6. How many people will go on a picnic?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four.
7. How will the man go to the picnic place tomorrow?
A. By bus. B. The woman will drive him. C. On foot.
8. When will the man leave?
A. Half an hour later. B. One hour later. C. Two hours later.
9. Why does the man say it’s a pity?
A. The woman throws away the sports section without reading it.
B. The woman knows little about sport games.
C. The woman seldom watches news on TV.
10. What is the man’s present job?
A. A computer operator. B. A typist. C. A salesman.
11. What is the woman’s attitude to the man’s changing his job?
A. She approves of it.
B. She disagrees with it.
C. She thinks it makes no difference.
12. When does the conversation take place?
A. In the morning. B. At noon. C. In the afternoon.
13. When will the performance end this Friday night?
A. At 8:00 pm. B. At 8:30 pm. C. At 9:00 pm.
14. Why does the man want to leave the band?
A. To focus on his study. B. To work part-time. C. To join a new band.
15. What does the man do in the band?
A. He sings. B. He plays the guitar. C. He plays the piano.
16. What does the woman mean in the end?
A. The man is good at his study.
B. The man should study harder.
C. The man shouldn’t leave the band.
17. Where is the woman most probably?
A. In a classroom. B. At home. C. In a studio.
18. What does the woman most probably think of the Grand Canyon?
A. Quiet. B. Dangerous. C. Amazing.
19. What is Maui?
A. An island. B. A town. C. A large city.
20. What is the main attraction in San Diego?
A. The San Diego Zoo. B. The city. C. The beach.
第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节，满分40分)
Lovell Camps Kids’ Club in Switzerland
Lovell Camps Kids’ Club is an English language Montessori(蒙台梭利)style club. Children will enjoy a wonderful and safe learning experience which includes language activities, cooking, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, etc.
Learning outside the classroom plays a necessary role at Lovell Camps, making children experience the outdoors. During the summer months this can include visits to local playgrounds, farms and indoor or outdoor swimming pools. Winter time gives children the chance to go skiing and play outside in the snow.
The Lovell Camps Kids’ Club is for pre-school children aged between 2 and 5.
Fees include: Healthy snacks and school equipment. If you choose the skiing activity, fees include transportation to and from the ski hill and professional ski instructions.
Fees do not include: Ski rentals, round-trip transportation from Kids’ Club to home and medical insurance.
Kids’ Club is open from December to March and in July and August. It is closed on Mondays during the year.
21. What is the special activity in summer?
A. Getting close to animals. B. Swimming in the pool.
C. Singing and dancing. D. Visiting farms.
22. Lovell Camps Kids’ Club is designed for 2- to 5-year-olds ____.
A. who are good at swimming B. who enjoy outdoor activities
C. who want to learn skiing D. who are interested in playing sports
23. For which of the following should kids pay extra?
A. Medical insurance. B. Healthy snacks.
C. School equipment. D. Transportation to the ski hill.
I can proudly say that last year I broke the record for the oldest person in the world to ride a roller-coaster. I’m 105, but I feel younger. Even the doctor agrees I’m in good condition. I’m a bit deaf and my legs feel weak, but they are the only issue.
I rode the Twistosaurus at Flamingo Land, which spins you round quite fast. I didn’t choose to go on that. I’d have preferred a really fast one that went upside down. But I was told I couldn’t ride something like that, because my blood pressure could drop and I might have some danger.
I wasn’t nervous — I don’t get frightened of anything. I was securely fastened, so I knew I wouldn’t fall out. The roller-coaster ride went on for three or four minutes, and it couldn’t be a better experience. And I raised a lot of money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance fund, which was fantastic.
People were saying I’d got a place in the Guinness World Records. Later, someone came to present me with the certificate. I had it on the wall in my living room, with another one that got a year earlier.
My record-breaking ways really began a couple of years ago, with the ice-bucket challenge. It turned out that I was probably the oldest person in the world to do it, and the video was very popular. After that, I stared to think about what else I could do to raise money for different charities.
I’m not sure if anyone admires all the fun I’m having. They just say I’m daft and that’s about it. But I’ve had many good days and many exciting times. I’ve had a really good life. I don’t think I’ve wasted any of it.
24. Why didn’t the author choose to go on riding the Twistosaurus?
A. Because he was in a bad physical condition.
B. Because he was told not to do so.
C. Because he considered it too gentle.
D. Because he thought it spun too fast.
25. How did the author most probably react while riding the roller-coaster?
A. He really enjoyed himself. B. He was very worried at first.
C. He couldn’t think much about it. D. He got frightened as it started moving.
26. What do you know about the author from Paragraph 4?
A. He was the oldest person in the world. B. He set a record the year before last year.
C. He disliked showing off his success. D. He was eager to get certificates.
27. What does the underlined word “daft” in the last paragraph probably mean?
A. healthy. B. strong. C. crazy. D. funny.
The American dream is the faith held by many people in the United States of America that through hard work, courage, creativity and determination, they can achieve a better life for themselves. More specifically, they agree on how to get ahead in America: get a college education, find a reliable job, and buy their own house. But do Americans still believe in that path, and if they do, is it attainable?
The most recent National Journal poll asked participants about the American dream, what it takes to achieve their goal, and whether or not they felt the control over their ability to be successful. Obviously, the results show that today, the idea of the American dream and what it takes to achieve it looks quite different from it did in the late 20th century. Generally speaking, people felt that their actions and hard work — not outside force — deciding their lives. But the participants had definitely mixed feelings about what actions make for a better life in the current economy.
In the last seven years, Americans have grown more pessimistic(悲观的) about the power of education to lead to success. Even though they see going to college as a fairly achievable goal, a majority — 52 percent — think that young people do not need a 4-year college education in order to be successful.
Miguel Maeda, 42, who has a master’s degree and works in public health, was the first in his family to go to college, which has allowed him to achieve a sense of financial stability(稳定) his parents and grandparents never did. While some, like Maeda, emphasized the value of degree rather than the education itself, others still see college as a way to gain new viewpoints and life experiences. To Fendley, a sense of drive and purpose, as well as an effective high-school education, and basic life skills, like balancing a checkbook(支票簿), are the necessary elements for a successful life in America.
28. It used to be commonly acknowledged that to succeed in America, one had to have ____.
A. a sense of drive and purpose B. an advanced academic degree
C. a firm belief in their dream D. an ambition to get ahead
29. What is the finding of the latest National Journal poll concerning the American dream?
A. More and more Americans are finding it hard to realize.
B. It remains alive among the majority of American people.
C. An increasing number of young Americans are abandoning it.
D. Americans’ idea of it has changed over the past few decades.
30. What do Americans now think of the role of college education in achieving success?
A. It still remains open to debate.
B. It has proved to be beyond doubt.
C. It is much better understood now than ever.
D. It is no longer as important as it used to be.
31. How do some people view college education these days?
A. It helps broaden their minds. B. It needs to be strengthened.
C. It widens cultural diversity. D. It promotes gender equality.
I read a newspaper article about a new concept. The idea is simple, but revolutionary(革命性的): combining a residential home for the elderly with a nursery school in the same building. The children and the residents(住户)eat lunch together and share activities such as music, painting and gardening. In the afternoons, the residents enjoy reading stories to the children and, if a child is feeling sad or tired, there is always a kind lap to sit on and a hug.
Nowadays there is less and less contact between the old and the young. There are many reasons for this, including the breakdown of the extended family, working parents with no time to care for ageing relations, and smaller flats with no room for grandparents. But the result is the same: increasing numbers of children without grandparents and old people who have no contact with children. It’s a major problem in many societies.
That’s why inter-generational(代际的) programs are growing in popularity all over the world. There are examples of successful actions all over the world. Using young people to teach IT skills to older people is one obvious example. Using old people as volunteer assistants in schools is another. One successful scheme in London pairs young volunteers with old people who are losing their sight. The young people help with practical things such as writing letters, reading bank statements and helping with shopping, and the older people can pass on their knowledge and experience to their young visitors. For example, a retired judge may be paired with a teenager who wants to study law.
But it isn’t only the individuals concerned who gain from inter-generational activities. The advantages to society are huge too. If older people can understand and accept the youth of today, there will be less conflict in a community. And we can use the strengths of one generation to help another. Then perhaps getting old won’t be so sad after all.
32. Why does the author mention the newspaper article he read?
A. To argue for a new concept. B. To show his interest in the topic.
C. To introduce the topic of the text. D. To draw our attention to a social problem.
33. What is the purpose of the inter-generational programs?
A. To provide a good job opportunity for the young.
B. To bring the old and the young together.
C. To teach the young to respect the old.
D. To ask the old to care for the young.
34. What is Paragraph 3 mainly about?
A. The reasons why inter-generational programs enjoy popularity in the world.
B. The inter-generational programs’ benefits to individuals.
C. The inter-generational programs all over the world.
D. The examples of inter-generational activities.
35. What may be the best title for the text?
A. Building bridges for the old and the young.
B. A new concept in caring for the old is born.
C. Offering a warm home for the young.
D. Being old is no more sad.
By making positive changes in your life you can become better. 36 Here are some quick and easy ways to help you become a better person.
Recognize what areas you are lacking. For this you can ask a trusted friend or family member for help. Being unaware of your weaknesses makes it hard for you to improve. The successful people know where they aren’t strong and they use their strengths to make up for it.
Quit a bad habit.
Quitting a bad habit is good for you. 38 If you aren’t ready to quit your bad habits right away, start out with small steps. Find a trusted friend that can give you encouragement if you’re struggling.
Break up with negative thinking.
39 This can have a bad influence on your life. Negative thinking really makes you down mentally and physically. Trying to think more positively helps you reduce stress and requires you to stop making excuses.
Treat others with kindness.
Showing other people that you care for them is a great way to be a better person. 40 Something just like buying a coffee for your classmates can make a huge positive impact on their and your day.
A. Know your weaknesses.
B. Take better care of yourself.
C. Negative friends often complain about things.
D. Do you always see the negative side of things?
E. It not only makes you a better person, but it makes you more confident.
F. However, it may be tough sometimes to figure out how to do it.
G. Small acts of kindness will make other people feel better and lift your spirits as well.
第三部分 英语知识运用 (共两节，满分45分)
Years ago, we celebrated our oldest son’s first birthday by holding a super party. I spent months 41 , cutting out handmade banners(横幅)and making all kinds of decorations. I kept
42 my husband’s work as he built a cardboard city background. And I would lose 43 of my emotions when it didn’t progress exactly as I 44 .
I didn’t know exactly why I stuck to 45 a party like that, but I felt this unspoken 46 . It was a feeling that my 47 as a mom and my love for my son were tied to how 48 this party was. Actually my son was turning one year old, and he had no idea what was going on. 49 , this clearly meant nothing to him.
I tried to 50 other people and maybe even prove something to myself, only to find it made me 51 . On his birthday, I put on a ton of makeup(化妆品) to 52 my stress and smiled to our 53 even though I nearly broke down. It was the 54 party because of the memories attached to it! I ruined a 55 memory for me as a mother and decided to make a
Last weekend, we celebrated my other son Hudson’s sixth birthday. He asked a Ninjago theme, so a week before the party, I searched Amazon (a shopping website) and 57 a banner and some basic party materials as he 58 . On that day, we ordered a big meal and used disposable(一次性的)plates to avoid hours of cleaning up. The party was 59 but perfect. As Hudson went to bed that night, he told me it was his best birthday ever.
Parents’ 60 for kids does not lie in the complexity of celebrating kids’ birthday.
41. A. researching B. preparing C. thinking D. studying
42. A. ignoring B. doubting C. finding D. checking
43. A. control B. count C. sight D. track
44. A. learned B. explained C. expected D. promised
45. A. damaging B. arranging C. attending D. leaving
46. A. fears B. concern C. questions D. pressure
47. A. dream B. job C. identity D. post
48. A. personal B. difficult C. familiar D. brilliant
49. A. However B. Therefore C. Anyhow D. Besides
50. A. persuade B. remind C. inspire D. impress
51. A. delighted B. annoyed C. tired D. astonished
52. A. create B. cover C. express D. experience
53. A. neighbors B. relatives C. colleagues D. guests
54. A. worst B. newest C. best D. biggest
55. A. clear B. bitter C. precious D. accurate
56. A. mess B. deal C. joke D. change
57. A. designed B. purchased C. made D. wanted
58. A. taught B. did C. demanded D. commanded
59. A. splendid B. complicated C. plain D. boring
60. A. affection B. praise C. sympathy D. advice
National Love Our Children Day began in America in 2004. It 61 (fall) on the first Saturday in April. 62 (it) aim is to honor and celebrate America’s children and stress the
63 (important) of love as they grow up. It is also intended to promote the relationship of family members and raise awareness of the need to protect children 64 the harmful side of society. Some people may argue that every day should be Love Our Children Day. However, there are millions of other children 65 are less fortunate and grow up without a loving childhood. Healthy and happy children provide the basis for a safe society for future generations when they become 66 (parent).
National Love Our Children Day 67 (start) by the organization Love Our Children USA nearly 15 years ago. It helps to organize events across America to make children feel 68
(delight). Their website advises us 69 (spend) the day with the children and do something special together or buy them something they’ve been dreaming for 70 long time. Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, also said, “All of our children deserve the love, encouragement and respect which they need to reach their full potential today and every day of the year.”
There is an old man live next to my door. He lives alone. Occasional his children will come to visit to him. When we asked him the reason for which he didn’t move to live with his children, he said he didn’t want to trouble them because their different lifestyles. The man likes to sit in front of the shop, that people chat excitedly every day. Once he helped the woman carry heavy food home. Besides, whenever someone ask for informations, he knows everything. He is surely a good person. And we were willing to look on her as our friend.
How are you doing?
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How are you doing? I’m writing to invite you to visit Suzhou Gardens with me.
As the weather is excellent this weekend, I will pay a visit to Suzhou Gardens, a beautiful tourist attraction. As far as I know, you are deeply interested in Chinese history and culture, especially Chinese buildings of fancy designs. In Suzhou Gardens, I’m convinced that you are sure to be attracted by varieties of buildings. If free, would it be possible for you to meet me at the railway station at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning? We will go there by train and return on Sunday afternoon. I would be delighted if you could be with me.
I am looking forward to your reply.
例：How much is the shirt?
A. £ 19. 15. B. £ 9. 18. C. £ 9. 15.
1. What does the man probably like?
A. Playing basketball. B. Playing football. C. Swimming.
2. What does the man mean?
A. Jane is eager to return home.
B. Jane is on her way home.
C. Jane won’t spend Christmas at home.
3. What does the woman do?
A. An engineer. B. An editor. C. A teacher.
4. What does the man want to borrow?
A. A ruler. B. A pencil. C. A pen.
5. What can we learn about the man?
A. He missed the lecture completely.
B. He was late for the lecture.
C. He attended the lecture on time.
6. Why is Sam back home early today?
A. He doesn’t feel very well.
B. Allan will help him with his math.
C. His teachers will have a meeting.
7. What will Sam help his mother do?
A. Do the dishes. B. Wash the potatoes. C. Cut the tomatoes.
8. Where does this conversation probably take place?
A. On an airplane. B. On the subway. C. On a city bus.
9. Why is the woman embarrassed?
A. She can’t help the man.
B. She finds the man attractive.
C. She has to ask the man to put his shoes back on.
10. What does the woman like to do on the Big Beach?
A. Sit in the sun. B. Watch the waves. C. Observe the seabirds.
11. When do the speakers plan to leave?
A. On Friday. B. On Saturday. C. On Sunday.
12. How will the speakers go to the beach?
A. By bus. B. By car. C. By bike.
13. What is the woman?
A. An actress. B. A producer. C. A hostess.
14. What does George probably like to do least?
A. Make movies. B. Do commercials. C. Act in plays.
15. What do many actors do according to George?
A. They act in bad movies for higher payment.
B. They produce films besides acting.
C. They do TV and radio ads.
16. What does George think of the life in Los Angeles?
A. It’s cheap. B. It’s a little dear. C. It’s uncomfortable.
17. What was the speaker’s first job?
A. Shinning shoes. B. Washing plates. C. Cleaning tables.
18. What was one of the speaker’s father’s standards?
A. The speaker must work six days a week.
B. The speaker should never be late for work.
C. The speaker must study hard in his spare time.
19. What did the speaker ask his father to do one day?
A. To pay him for his work.
B. To give his friends free drinks.
C. To let him have meals in the restaurant.
20. Why did the speaker’s father refuse his request?
A. The speaker had made some mistakes.
B. The speaker had failed to meet the requirements.
C. The speaker’s father thought it was the speaker who should pay.
Throughout the year, a number of Youth Exchanges activities are held by an organization— The International Voluntary Service. These activities give small groups of 4¬5 young people the opportunity to take part in volunteering trips abroad for an average of two weeks. These young people are joined by 4¬5 young people from 3¬4 other nationalities and will be a wonderful intercultural experience in a safe environment.
Example Youth Exchanges：
Youth Exchange 1
Other nationalities: Spain，Italy，Hungary
Theme: Focuses on the topic of community reconstruction and community activities—exploring how local issues facing our communities are connected to global issues. The group will also learn about the eco¬village as an example of a community and take part in team¬building activities.
Youth Exchange 2
Other nationalities: Bulgaria，Italy
Theme：Organic gardening & continual living. This project will take place in a natural park，where the group will take part in gardening activities and games about continuous development.
Youth Exchange 3
Other nationalities: Serbia，Turkey，Ireland
Theme：Foster(培养) social inclusion(融入)and motivate personal development of young people through sports and outdoor activities. Promote outdoor activities as a tool to help inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.
Youth Exchange 4
Theme：A social-¬environmental project that intends to promote social inclusion and continuous development，regarded as a process of civil rights and active citizenship. Over 10 days，the group will take part in activities to raise awareness(意识) about the effect of our behavior on the environment.
21. What do you focus on when travelling in France?
A. Rebuilding communities. B. Gardening work.
C. Civil rights. D. Developing social inclusion.
22. If you are interested in protecting the environment，you can take part in________.
A. Youth Exchange 1 B. Youth Exchange 2
C. Youth Exchange 3 D. Youth Exchange 4
23. Which nationality are Youth Exchanges most popular with?
A. France. B. Spain. C. Italy. D. Ireland.
Is smile just a facial expression? Of course not! It is not only used to express pleasure, affection, and friendliness, but also the commonest way to show our good will perfectly without saying anything. A Chinese saying runs：“Never hit a person who is smiling at you.” It is a time-proven fact that smile is a language all its own—a universal language—understood by the people of every nation in the world. We may not speak the same tongue as our foreign neighbors, but we smile in the same tongue. We need no interpreter for thus expressing love, happiness, or good will.
One day while shopping in a small town in southern California, it was my misfortune to be approached by a clerk whose personality conflicted with mine. He seemed quite unfriendly and not at all concerned about my intended purchase. I bought nothing, and marched angrily out of the store. On the outside stood a young man in his early twenties. His expressive brown eyes met and held mine, and in the next instant a beautiful, brilliant smile covered his face. The magic power of that smile made all bitterness within me melt, and I found the muscles in my own face happily responding. “Beautiful day, isn’t it?” I remarked, in passing. Then, obeying an impulse(冲动), I turned back. “I really owe you a debt of gratitude,” I said softly. His smile deepened, but he made no attempt to answer. A Mexican woman and two men were standing nearby. The woman stepped forward and eyed me inquiringly. “Carlos, he no speak English,” she volunteered. “You want I should tell him something?” At that moment I felt changed. Carlos’ smile had made a big person of me. My friendliness and good will toward all mankind stood ten feet tall. “Yes,” my reply was enthusiastic and sincere, “tell him I said, ‘Thank you!’’’ “Thank you?” The woman seemed slightly confused.
I gave her arm a friendly pat as I turned to leave. “Just tell him that.” I insisted. “He’ll understand, I am sure!”
Oh, what a smile can do! Although I have never seen that young man again, I shall never forget the lesson he taught me that morning. From that day on, I became smile-conscious, and I practice the art diligently, anywhere and everywhere, with everybody.
24. The writer marched angrily out of the store because________.
A. he bought nothing B. he was unlucky to meet with a rigid clerk
C. he was unfriendly D. he conflicted with the clerk in the store
25. What do you think of the woman?
A. Curious and sincere with good English.
B. Helpful and curious with poor English.
C. Enthusiastic and diligent with good English.
D. Warm-hearted and diligent with poor English.
26. In the following paragraph, the writer may mention________.
A. how he used smile to solve problems
B. how hard he tried to look for the young man
C. the lesson Carols had taught him
D. how he became a big person of ten feet tall
27. What is the best title for the passage?
A. A rigid clerk. B. A powerful smile.
C. A helpful woman. D. An impressive young man.
We all have some people whom we respect very much, like our family members, our friends or our teachers.
Respect often means different things to different people. There are several aspects that many people can agree on, though. For example, at its most basic level, respect means being kind and considerate to others.
Respect can take many forms. Don’t make fun of others. Put yourself in other people’s shoes and think about how they feel. Remember the Golden Rule: treat others the same way you’d want to be treated.
Respect is important because it sets the proper stage for all our human interactions. Friendship, love, and even basic communication must all start with respect.
Everyone wants to be respected. To get respect, though, you must also show respect for others. It’s always a two-way street. You can’t be impolite to others and expect respect in return.
It’s easy to show respect. Be polite. Look for the best in people rather than concentrating on their mistakes. Show compassion to others and try to put their interests before your own. Make others comfortable when they’re uneasy. Help out whenever you can. When you pay it forward, amazing things can happen.
And be respectful to everyone. The world is an unbelievably huge place filled with billions of people, each one of whom is unique and special. And they all deserve your respect!
Be careful, though. Not everyone will show you respect all the time. In fact, you’ll probably see examples of impolite behaviour each and every day. How you respond to impolite behaviour, though, can make a huge difference.
If you choose to respond to impolite behaviour by acting rudely yourself, you’ve gained nothing. You’ve only continued the pattern of impolite behaviour and set a bad example. Instead, act respectfully and set a good example. Consistently acting respectfully might just help others learn from your example!
28. According to the Golden Rule, __________.
A. you’d better walk in others’ shoes
B. you can’t play jokes on other people
C. you should pay attention to your feelings
D. the way you are treated depends on yourself
29. By saying “It’s always a two-way street” in Paragraph 4, the writer probably wants to tell us “______”.
A. People should respect each other B. It is always safe to walk in the street
C. Some leave and others come back D. There is only one street to go through
30. The fifth paragraph is mainly written to tell us ______.
A. where to find respect B. how to correct mistakes
C. when to help others in time D. how to show respect for others
31. According to the passage, what should we do if someone is impolite to us?
A. Show him/her true respect. B. Leave him/her alone.
C. Be kind to him/her sometimes. D. Set a special example to others.
Food is extremely important to us human beings and rice is one of the main food in the world. Australian researchers have discovered a way to genetically engineer rice which would provide significant health benefits to more than half the world’s population.
A study undertaken at the University of Tasmania, published in a respected journal of the National Academy of Sciences, discovered a method to increase the resistant starch (抗性淀粉)content in rice, making it more digestible and leading to lower rate of diabetes (糖尿病)and overweight.
Steven Smith, the lead author of the study and a foreign expert for the Chinese government who has been appointed to work on crop improvement projects by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said increasing the higher resistant starch content gave this “designer” rice many added health benefits. “We have discovered that we can increase the amount of resistant starch in cooked rice, which could provide health benefits for a large number of people in Asia and beyond,” Smith said in a media release on Friday. “The same approach can be adapted for use in other cereals, including wheat. Not only can it have benefits for diabetes and obesity, but also for disorders of the bowel(肠)including cancer.”
Rice is the main food for more than half the world’s population, providing much of the world with most of their calories. Smith said that as the rate of diabetes and obesity in Asian countries continued to grow, his “designer” rice could provide a way to limit health problems.
“Not only does resistant starch reduce the possibility of a ‘sugar hit’ but it also reduces the appetite and promotes the growth of the healthy germs.” Smith said.
Smith divides his time between the University of Tasmania and his research lab in Beijing where he hopes to make significant advance in sustainable (可持续的)living.
32. What do we know about the study?
A. It is part of Chinese crop improvement projects.
B. It will have a significant effect on crop researches.
C. It was jointly(联合地)carried out by Australia and China.
D. It helps solve the food problem for over half of the world’s population.
33. Based on the text, the resistant starch ________.
A. exists in large amounts in cooked rice
B. decreases the possibility of a “sugar hit” and provides more calories
C. is helpful in digestion and lowers the rate of overweight and diabetes
D. increases people’s appetite and improves the growth of healthy germs
34. The underlined word “it” in Paragraph 3 refers to _________.
A. resistant starch B. cooked rice C. the approach D. media release
35. Where does this text probably come from?
A. An environmental report. B. A medical journal.
C. An engineering textbook. D. An agricultural magazine.
Dream is strength. The strength can bring us wherever we want to get to and it can bring us a lot of wonders on our way to the place in our dreams.
Dream is beauty. Maybe you can see the things full of magic and maybe you will be moved by your own dream. 36 . But should we have our life without dreams? Of course not.
Everyone has his dreams and dreams are especially important to teenagers. As teenagers, you have many dreams. These dreams can be very big, such as winning the Nobel Prize. Or they can be small, for example, you may just want to become one of the ten best students in your class. 37 , what do you do with it? Do you ever try to make your dream come true?
Andrew Matthews, an Australian writer, tells us that making our dreams come true is the biggest challenge in our life. 38 , or that it is impossible for you to become a writer. 39 . In fact, everyone can fulfill his dream. The first thing you must do is remember what your dream is. Don’t let it leave your heart. Keep telling yourself what you want. Do this step by step and your dream will come true earlier because a big dream is made up of many small dreams.
You must never give up your dreams. 40 . But the biggest one comes from yourself. You need to decide what is the most important and face all these difficulties bravely.
A. These kinds of thoughts stop you realizing your dream
B. There will be many difficulties on the road to your dreams
C. Once you find a dream
D. You may think you’re not very good at some school subjects
E. Both big dreams and small ones are very important to our lives
F. The world is so real that the dreams seem weak
G. Your talent is one of the most important factors in living your dreams
You never know what nature has prepared for you as a gift. Years ago, when walking alone on a beach in remote southwest Florida, I was so 41 to hear splashes(水溅声)coming from the water. As I walked in the 42 of the sounds, I saw a manatee(海牛)show its head out of the water, 43 a great snuffling(带鼻音的)breath. It seemed that it was in 44 and trying to get out of it.
I’d never seen a 45 like this before. I wanted to ask for help, but there was no one 46 . So I went into the shallow water and went toward the animal. I came 47 enough to make out the manatee. Then, a second manatee, much smaller, appeared beside it. 48 , the other manatees were also moving toward me. Soon Iwas 49 by several manatees. I could clearly see the larger manatee 50 the little one up with her flipper(鳍状肢)and pushed it to the surface beside me.
As the two slipped underwater, two other manatees moved up from behind, one on either side,
51 gently against my body as they swam past. They circled and 52 the action, this time 53 by the mother and her baby. I held my hand out touching their back as they passed me. Since they obviously enjoyed touching me, I began 54 each of them as they swam by.
I stood there enjoying the scene, 55 to move, until finally the rising tide 56 me back to the shore. Later I knew exactly what took place that morning. The manatees involved me in their celebration of a birth and I was welcome to meet the 57 member of their family.
During that unexpected scene, I felt more involved in the rhythms of 58 on our earth than ever. Each year, I head for that 59 for a quiet little birthday picnic on the shore. After all, you never know who might 60 up for your party.
41. A. frustrated B. surprised C. embarrassed D. disappointed
42. A. direction B. condition C. middle D. side
43. A. making out B. putting out C. coming out D. letting out
44. A. force B. trouble C. loss D. action
45. A. look B. feel C. scene D. smell
46. A. in hand B. in sight C. in the way D. in the distance
47. A. close B. soon C. quick D. straight
48. A. Luckily B. Personally C. Unexpectedly D. Sadly
49. A. watched B. surrounded C. attacked D. separated
50. A. turn B. eat C. throw D. hold
51. A. rubbing B. preventing C. surfing D. comforting
52. A. practiced B. changed C. repeated D. showed
53. A. seen B. followed C. taught D. ordered
54. A. moving B. hitting C. catching D. touching
55. A. unwilling B. ready C. unable D. afraid
56. A. invited B. forbade C. forced D. helped
57. A. best B. oldest C. toughest D. newest
58. A. life B. music C. world D. development
59. A. boat B. hill C. beach D. manatee
60. A. build B. show C. look D. step
Positive thinking does not mean you have to find every idea absolutely wonderful.
It 61 (do) mean you have to be ready to explore an idea and to try and bring out whatever good features it has .The next step might be to find the 62 (weak) in the idea and to try and strengthen them, rather than use them 63 (simple) as an excuse for rejecting the whole idea. Finally, the idea, after it 64 (explore), may not be used because there is a 65 (good) one or because, good 66 it is, it is not suitable. There is 67 (something) wrong with being positive about an idea at first and then 68 (reject) it later, when you see that it won’t work.
It is easy to be negative and critical and too much talent is wasted in negative thinking. It is time we 69 (show) less respect for this kind of destructive thinking and focused 70 positive thinking more. So remember to think positively.
We live in the countryside. Most of which we see is beauty and nature. One of the exceptions to the beauty is the litter some people throw out their windows as they are driving on the roads. One of the few drawbacks to living in the countryside is that public service, such as litter collection, are little available than they are closer to the city.
A helping habit that my family practise regularly are picking up litter in our surrounding area. We have become so accustomed to do this that my little brother will often say, “There's some litter, Daddy, stop the car!” And we would often pull over and pick it up. It may seem strange, and we actually enjoy it. We pick up litter in parks, on sidewalks, practically anywhere. Once I even saw a complete stranger picking up litter close to where we live in. He smiled at me and said, “I saw you doing it, and it seemed like the good idea.”
假定你是学生李华，准备参加“黄山国际登山节”( Huangshan International Mount Climb Day)志愿者招聘活动，活动主办方要求能够熟练运用英语,爱好运动,有一定的志愿者工作经验。请你用英语写一封自荐信。
Thank you for reading my letter.
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We live in the countryside. Most of which we see is beauty and nature. One of the exceptions to
the beauty is the litter some people throw out^ their windows as they are driving on the
roads. One of the few drawbacks to living in the countryside is that public service, such as litter
collection, are little available than they are closer to the city.
A helping habit that my family practise regularly are picking up litter in our
surrounding area. We have become so accustomed to do this that my little brother will often
say, "There's some litter, Daddy, stop the car! " And we would often pull over and pick it
up. It may seem strange, and we actually enjoy it. We pick up litter in parks, on sidewalks,
practically anywhere. Once I even saw a complete stranger picking up litter close to where we
live in. He smiled at me and said "I saw you doing it, and it seemed like the good idea."
第二节 书面表达 (满分25分)
One possible version
Thank you for reading my letter. I’m writing to apply to be one of the volunteers of Huangshan International Mount Climb Day.
Such a significant activity is it that it provides us an opportunity to make a better understanding among the players from around the world. Having achieved a high level in English, especially being fluent in spoken English, I suppose I’m qualified for this position. Being outgoing and fond of sports enables me to help others more efficiently. What’s more, I’ve been working as a volunteer in my community, which has built my confidence and good communication skills. I hope I’ll expand the horizons and polish my ability by making contributions to the activity.
I’d appreciate it if you could consider my application and accept me to be one.