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I. Listening Comprehension
Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
1. A. A new movie. B. A roommate.
C. A new game. D. A new watch.
2. A. Researcher. B. Experimenter.
C. Shop assistant D. Makeup artist.
3. A. He agrees with the woman.
B. The team performs well.
C. He knows little about the team.
D. The team is playing worse
4. A. John hasn't finished his paper.
B. John has many new ideas in the paper
C. Mary isn't satisfied with John's paper.
D. Mary should have polished the paper.
5.A. He had a holiday with his family long ago.
B. He hasn't seen his family for a long time.
C. He wants to have a long holiday with his family.
D. He wasn't satisfied with his holiday.
6. A. Linda is dressed in yellow.B. John closes the door.
C. Linda walks to the ATM. D. John may need some cash
7. A. She came late. B. She came earlier.
C. He has cleaned the house. D. He needn't clean the house.
8.A. They haven't enough money.
B. Her husband didn't want to move.
C. She likes her old house.
9. A. No one goes out on weekends.
B. People couldn't bear the heat.
C. The traffic condition has improved.
D. The road here is being repaired.
10. A. The woman doesn't like rock music.
B. The man likes all kinds of music.
C. The woman likes all kinds of music.
D. The man isn't interested in rock music.
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages and one longer conversation, and you will be asked several questions on each of the passages and the conversation The passages and the conversation will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following recording.
11. A. Friends are in the same college. B. The college website is very attractive.
C. The food in the college cafeteria tastes good. D. Many factors need to be considered
A. No one cares about what happens in the college.
Finding the right college takes time and thought.
C. The information on the website is very useful.
D. Making a speech in the college will do you good
13. A. The way students choose a college.
B. The way students study in the college.
C. The way students talk with professors.
D. The way students work in the community.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following recording.
14. A. Describing the location of Lancaster University.
B. Introducing the academic atmosphere of Lancaster University.
C. Introducing the scholarship of Lancaster University.
D. Giving a general introduction of Lancaster University.
15.A. To help more students get a degree
B. To support students financially.
C To help students overcome difficulties
D. To arouse students" interest in learning.
A. The university enjoys a very good academic reputation.
B. The university is actually a national one.
C. There are about 1.000 graduate students in the university.
D The university facilities for students are very limited.
Questions 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
17. A. He is sending an email.
B. He is addicted to information.
C. He is learning badminton.
D. He bought a new cell-phone.
18. A. Too much information to handle
B. More information to make use of.
C. Much information to ignore.
D. Lots of information to adopt
19. A. Texting on his cell-phone.
B. Opening all the tools
C. Developing new hobbies
D Sending and receiving emails.
A. Apple will release its new foldable phone soon.
Apple has already released its new foldable phone.
C. Many people don't want Apple to release its new foldable phone.
D. Whether Apple will release its new foldable phone is unclear.
Ⅱ.Grammar and vocabulary
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.
Going out to Sun Peaks for Fun
We went looking for some family ski fun, not too far from greater Vancouver, and we found it and more at Sun Peaks resort, (21) _______ (locate) just 20 minutes outside of Kamloops. Pulling into the village, you feel like you’ve come along a mountainside wonderland (22) _______ two hills. Right away you feel at peace in the mountains.
Sun Peaks has two mountains for skiing and boarding, with lots of lift and capacity (23) _______ (get) you around. Most accommodations throughout the village are ski-in/ ski-out, so you can park your car once and walk or ski (24) _______ you need to go. Morrisey is on one side, and Todd Mountain on the other, connected by trails and a covered bridge, with skiable ground second in Canada only to Whistler. There is (25) _______ for everyone, from snow flying saucer and snowmobile, to mini golf and jungle live CS. During the two days of skiing on the holiday, we never met more than five minutes of lineup, and many times we (26) _______ (run) ourselves with fresh powder.
Tubing is right there at the bottom of the main ski hill, perfect for parents who want to have some drinks at Bottoms Bar & Grill (27) _______ the kids keep the fun going into the evening. The village is small and quite, so the kids (28) _______ have a lot of freedom to run around and play.
Bring your skates! There is an NHL-sized outdoor rink （溜冰场）, just a 10 minute walk from the main village. Skate rentals are available, and you can join a game of drop-in hockey, or enjoy a family skate during one of the open ice times (29) _______ go well into the evening, under the stars. Check with guest services to see if the rink is open, since it is weather dependent.
In the summertime at Sun Peaks, the chairlifts switch up to accommodate mountain bikes and hikers. Downhill biking trails create adventure for those (30) _______ (look) for excitement, and the golf course at Sun Peaks provides hours of great scenic links.
Directions:Fill in each blank with a proper word chosen from the box. Each word can be used only once. Note that there is one word more than you need.
A. determined B. entitled C. officially D. seeking E. version
F. establishment G. rejected H. various I. completely J. priced
The Historical Change of Reader’s Digest
During World war I, Mr. DeWitt Wallace was wounded in a battle. During his recovery in the hospital, he read a lot of magazines and (31) _______ a lot of interesting information. At the same time, he also found that few people had time to read so many magazines that he realized the idea of excerpting （摘录）these articles and publishing them.
He was (32) _______ to publish a pocket magazine they called Reader’s digest with his wife Lila Acheson. They opened an office downstairs in an illegal hotel in Greenwich Village, New York, and spent only5,000 in capital and began (33) _______ subscribers. After a period of hard work, the first volume was (34) _______ published on February 5, 1922. Its purpose is to inform the readers in daily life and give the readers entertainment, encouragement and guidance. The first article, (35) _______ How to Stay Young Mentally, was one and a half pages long.
In 1920, he put (36) _______ selected articles into Reader’s Digest samples and displayed them to major publishers in the United States. He hoped that someone would be willing to publish them, but they were all (37) _______. Mr. Wallace did not give up and decided to publish it himself. He worked at home with his wife, and finally published the first issue of Reader’s Digest in February 1922. The first was printed in 5,000 copies, (38) _______ at 25 cents, and sent to 1,500 payment subscribers by mail. By 1935, the circulation of Reader’s Digest had reached one million copies.
The Chinese (39) _______ of Reader’s Digest was first published in March 1965. The first editor-in-chief was Lin Taiyi, the daughter of Mr. Lin Yutang, master of literature. In November 2004, Reader’s Digest and Shanghai Press and Publication Bureau announced the (40) _______ of a long-term publishing cooperation.
Ⅲ .. Reading Comprehension
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.
From Selling Books to Selling Life
Charing Cross Street is the most famous bookstore street in London. From the largest female bookstore in Europe to the first detective novel store in Europe, from independent bookstores to large chain ones, (41) _______, it is a scenic spot worth visiting over and over again. The 84 Charing Cross Street, (42) _______ as the Love Bible, tells the story of the New York woman writer Helene Hanff and the London bookseller frank Percy Doel. It has been (43) _______ into dozens of languages. Broadcasting, stage plays, and movies continue to interpret this friendship based on books. Charing Cross Street has thus became a (44) _______ landmark in London, attracting many literary enthusiasts and tourist with its unique literary charm.
However, today’s situation is no longer the same. With the closing of a number of chain bookstores, some independent bookstores have begun to think about how to (45) _______the British literary tradition with dignity. Recently, British book agents, writers, bookshop operators and other group gathered here to explore the (46) _______ model of the future bookstore.
Judging from the current business model, those who can survive are completing the (47) _______ from selling books to selling life. Perhaps the literary lifestyle of the British, which is deep into the bone, should be considered as the most (48) _______ secrets. As the largest independent bookstore in the United Kingdom, Waterstone is currently undergoing design changes by LDS, a British architectural firm. Architect Alex said they (49) _______ improving customer experience and planned to build multiple space. “We will have some small rooms full of books, like private study rooms, in which one can discuss his works with the author.” The focus of the future physical bookstore is on creating an atmosphere. (50) _______, bars and cafes are an essential part of the bookstore. Booksellers and authors generally believe that bookstores must develop in the direction of a cultural (51) _______ so that people come here for a lot of money, attending concerts, watching movies, or participating in discussion.
Some writers say that physical bookstores can (52) _______ their business beyond selling books and provide cultural services to customers. Other writers believe that bookstores can (53) _______ a membership system. (54) _______ discounts, members are given the opportunity to attend lectures, literary gatherings and meetings with authors, and corresponding membership activities are (55) _______ for children and students, and visiting bookstores has become part of the daily lives of more people as a cultural leisure method.
41. A. no kidding B. no doubt C. no way D. no problem
42. A. known B. selected C. learned D. defined
43. A. presented B. burst C. divided D. translated
44. A. geographical B. academic C. cultural D. traditional
45. A. discover B. research C. interpret D. continue
46. A. survival B. material C. moral D. spiritual
47. A. resolution B. connection C. transition D. question
48. A. commercial B. confidential C. academic D. logic
49. A. focused on B. relied on C. took on D. carried on
50. A. Meanwhile B. Therefore C. Moreover D. Nevertheless
51. A. value B. complex C. symbol D. identity
52. A. expect B. explode C. expand D. explore
53. A. adjust B. activate C. acquire D. adopt
54. A. In addition to B. Instead of C. Except for D. Because of
55. A. stimulated B. conducted C. resolved D. postponed
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.
Don’t Drop the Ball
Drop prevention risk assessment is really important. Everyone knows objects get dropped on work sites – there’s nothing radical about that. In Australia, mining has the third highest fatality rate of any industry (4.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2015), and in less well-documented areas like India the fatality rate is even higher. A lot of these fatalities come from dropped objects. It’s worth trying to address this and work out just how big the risk is and where it comes from. At the end of the day, safety should be a priority in any industry and it should come as no surprise that addressing safety issues early can actually save money, long-term, for companies. It doesn’t look good for a mining company if people are getting injured and equipment damaged from falling objects.
The risks from dropped objects come from all sorts of areas; it’s not just a matter of dropped tools. We’re talking about sites characterized by a lot of activities, where all sorts of things can come loose or fall, whether its light fittings or objects like rocks falling off transporting belts. The risks are largely personal but are also financial; if a piece of equipment gets damaged it will need replacing. That’s a pretty strong inspiration for companies to address these risks. In terms of frequency, here in Australia we’re looking at around 18% of compensation claims coming from workers being hit by moving objects, but those are just the claims – the frequency is likely higher. Around 28% of deaths and injuries come from such incidents, too. As I said earlier, that’s just Australia; some industries don’t keep statistics, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find other countries report comparable rates. That’s a lot of accidents that could be prevented with adequate safety measures.
It’s important to take an active approach. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to address these risks during the installation or maintenance phases by adding barriers to the inside of guard railings on walkways and transporting systems and adding nets to fixed devices. There are safety mechanisms available, but it’s up to the companies to install them. It is a lot more efficient to add barriers right from the start rather than waiting for an accident and then thinking, “Should we be safer?”, when they should have reduced these risks from the start.
56. Why is drop prevention risk assessment important?
A. People seldom knows the extent of risk.
B. Many bosses consider their reputation.
C. Many deaths are caused by falling objects.
D. Companies need to save a lot of money.
57. What sorts of risks from dropped objects are there in the mining industry?
A. Light devices on the transporting belt.
B. Personal injury and equipment damage.
C. Safety issues and corporate development.
D. Compensation claims and statistics.
58. Which of the following statistical statements is true?
A. The frequency is higher though some industries do not have statistics.
B. Some 46 percent of deaths and injuries resulted from such incidents.
C. Four out of ten people died in incidents like this every year.
D. There have been more incidents in Australia than anywhere else.
59. What is suggested by the author to reduce the risks?
A. To find a security mechanism.
B. To reduce the use of tools.
C. To replace the damaged equipment.
D. To install some security equipment.
The Museum of Science and Industry
The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry will give us a more wonderful interpretation of the museum. The 2.8 hectare museum was rebuilt on the site of a huge Victorian warehouse and the world’s oldest passenger train station. The number and type of collections and raked first, and in the power exhibition hall, steam engines used during the Industrial Revolution can still be seen. The display of the railway here is rich and vivid in content. Understanding the history of the Industrial Revolution, the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is a good choice.
Power is the central theme of the museum, whether it is a bicycle or a steam engine, not to mention an old car. The history of mankind, as this museum shows, has been constantly running. All human inventions can’t be separated from this idea. Life is also about exercise. All the exhibits in the museum are alive. The workers oil and wipe every day. Finally, steam is imported into the machinery to make them run as usual as they did a hundred years ago. Time is also reversed.
In the power exhibition hall, the steam engine that had been used during the Industrial Revolution was still roaring, and the influence was not reduced. If you want to understand the Industrial Revolution and the role of Manchester in it, you must come and visit it, and you will find answers from the many wonderful exhibitions here.
The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry completely reproduced the British Industrial Revolution, and ensured that the machines of its scientific and technological inventions operated daily, so that visitors and school children could experience the Industrial Revolution. Therefore, the museum has become an outstanding model for preserving industrial heritage.
Manchester was known as Cotton Capital, Northern Capital, Second City, and Warehouse City for the Industrial Revolution. The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is located in the center of Manchester City. Tt records the cradle （摇篮）of the Industrial Revolution with historical details. Manchester City’s history, textiles, energy, communications, aviation, transportation and other industries have risen and fallen with the development of science and technology.
More information: visithttps://www.msichicago.org/
Address: 150 Deansgate Manchester M3 3EH
Main traffic: Bus 255 to Manchester City Centre
Open daily: from 10: 00 to 17:00
Tour tickets: free
60. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. The museum reflects the world industrial situation.
B. The old steam engines are no longer working.
C. The theme of the museum is related to power.
D. The railway display in the museum is rich but not vivid.
61. Why does the museum claim that all the exhibits there are alive?
A. Because the workers make them look real.
B. Because people can see the old steam engines.
C. Because the museum has preserved a lot of things.
D. Because all are running as they were a hundred years ago.
62. If you go to visit the museum, you will surely_______.
A. see the world’s oldest passenger train station in Manchester
B. learn more about the British Industrial Revolution
C. buy a lot of machines created in the Industrial Revolution
D. enjoy the exhibition with many school children
The Rapid Rise and Fall of Robot Babysitters
During the winter of 2017, an 18-year old college student named Conan Reeves spent much of his time trailing a knee-high robot around Fayetteville, Arkansas, as it delivered Amazon packages to students. The robot, created by a start-up called Starship Technologies in 2014, is basically a cooler on wheels; it uses radars, sensors, and nine cameras to make deliveries. Reeves’s job was to monitor how it handled various grounds, field comments from the public, and press the off switch if necessary. He said, “People would also ask if it could deliver beer.” It couldn’t.
Broadly speaking, jobs of caring for robots fall under the umbrella of careers in automation, which include maintenance, engineering and programming. The demand for people with this skill set is considerable, with 20 million to 50 million new jobs to be expected in this category by 2030, according to the Mckinsey Global Institute. In the year that ended in June 2018, Indeed.com had almost three times the number of positions on the recruitment committee that ended in June 2016.
Over the last year, a 34-year-old businessman named David Rodriguez spent hundreds of hours following a machine called the KiwiBot around UC Berkeley’s campus while it delivered Red bull and other drinks to students. To retrieve（检索）orders, the app encourages students to give the robot a wave; the robot’s digital eyes will roll depending on its mood. Rodriguez, who heads business development for the start-up, was tasked, early on, with monitoring the KiwiBot for problems – even carrying it, should the motors fail. Since April 2018, though, the KiwiBot has largely been left unattended, and the majority of human interactions involve technical chicks and loading food into the robot. To eliminate the boring work, the team is developing a restaurant robot to collect and load orders – which could happen in 2020. However Rodriguez assured me that his staff won’t be out of work. Everyone holds double roles in the company. Greater robot self-governing just means employees will shift their focus to accounting, engineering, and design.
Mckinsey estimates that millions of jobs globally could be lost to automation by 2030. “A huge number of jobs will be produced as autonomous vehicles are released into the environment,” Ramsey said. In 2016, Bosch started training students from Schoolcraft College, a Community college in Michigan, in autonomous-vehicle repair; Toyota has trained students in maintenance as well. “We might even see a return to low-level jobs where people come and fuel the car for you,” Ramsey said. “Until we can wirelessly charge, someone needs to refuel them.” The hardest –to-automate industries, as it happens are the ones that require looking after humans, such as childcare, education and health care. Robot babysitters might feel like they have scored the job of the future, but in fact, they might be better positioned.
63. What kind of robot is the one created by a start-up called Starship Technologies?
A. A factory robot. B. A delivery robot.
C. A restaurant robot. D. A construction robot.
64. What does “fall under the umbrella of “ in Para. 2 mean?
A. are in the category of B. are under the protection of
C. are in relation of D. are in the process of
65. According to Ramsey, what will happen when autonomous vehicles are put on the market?
A. Autonomous vehicles will become much cheaper.
B. A large number of people will be out of work.
C. A lot of job opportunities will be created.
D. Many people will turn to buying autonomous cars.
66. What does the last sentence in Para. 4 mean?
A. Robot careers will have a competitive advantage in the future.
B. Many new occupations like caring for robots come and go fast.
C. We still need someone to look after robots in the future.
D. Robots will create more and better jobs for people in the future.
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. Once Victor hid in a lifeboat for half an hour while we searched everywhere.
B. His head was completely hairless, and he was obviously unsteady.
C. He and Claudine made me feel at ease as soon as I met them.
D. There were only two narrow twin beds in your cabin, each covered with dark blue sheets.
E. He parted the curtain and looked out of the round window of the ship.
F. He jumped out as we passed below him scaring and delighting us at the same time.
Life on a Ship
We three children were very excited when we walked up the gangway （舷梯）of the British flagship China Star and saw officers, crew and staff rushing around. A Chinese housekeeper led the way and helped Uncle Jean and Aunt Reine with our luggage. Victor, Claudine and I lagged behind. The housekeeper was tall and thin and towered over everyone. (67) ______________ As we followed him down a narrow corridor towards our cabins, Victor whispered to me, “One thing about having no hair at all on your head, you always look neat!”
Though I was still feeling nervous and tongue-tied because it had only been three days since Aunt Reine took me out of St. Joseph’s, I laughed out loud. That was the effect Victor had on people. (68) ______________”Boys to the right and girls to the left,” said Uncle Jean. Our two cabins were directly opposite each other. Inside, everything was neat, bare and clean. While Aunt Reine, Claudine and I were unpacking, there was a knock on the door.
Victor stood there, wearing a bright-red and orange life-jacket. “Why are you wearing that?” Claudine protested. “Our ship hasn’t even sailed yet!” “In case the China Star starts going down. Then you’ll really be sorry you’re not wearing one yourself. Here! Let me show you something!” (69) ______________Our cabin was below deck. Outside we could see nothing but deep dark water.
Claudine became alarmed, “Mama, how often does a ship sink?” she asked. Before Aunt Reine had time to reply, Victor quipped with a straight face, “Only once!” Aunt Reine and I could not help laughing in spite of ourselves. But then Victor did something my brothers would never have done. He took off his life-jacket, slipped it on his sister and showed her how to adjust the straps. (70) ______________At night, our housekeeper brought in a tiny roll-out bed because there were three of us.
Ⅳ. Summary Writing
(71) Directions:Read the following passage. Summarize the main idea and the mail point(s) of the passage in no more than 60 words. Use your own words as far as possible.
China’s National Treasure
Pandas are in danger of extinction at present, with only 1,900 remaining in the world. The scientific name of the giant panda is actually called the cat bear, the number of which is very scarce. It is one of the most precious animals in the world and belongs to the protected animals at the national level. Its body color is black and white. Giant pandas are unique to China, very cute. The existing major habitats are in the surrounding mountainous areas such as Sichuan and Shanxi in China. The giant panda has a very powerful function; digesting bamboo. We all know that bamboo is mainly cellulose （纤维素）, and most animals can’t digest it except giant pandas. The giant panda’s hometown is in the mountains southwest of China, green bamboos and springs everywhere. Therefore, the giant panda’s main food consists of bamboo and spring water.
Giant pandas are often referred to as living fossils. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, it was the peak period of giant pandas. This is of great scientific value for studying and protecting biodiversity and environmental changes on the earth. Long, long ago, the climate of the earth became colder and colder, many ice cubes formed on the earth; plants could not grow, and many animals were frozen or starved to death. The giant panda alone survived in the deep valleys of the mountains and became a treasure of the animal world. The giant panda still retains the characteristics of ancient animals. Therefore, the giant panda is not only popular with adults and children in terms of appearance, but also becomes a living fossil for biologists to study ancient creatures.
The status of giant pandas has been politicized. Giant pandas can be seen in almost all the major countries in the world. The giant panda has become a witness of friendship between China and foreign countries. For decades, wherever the giant panda goes, a panda whirlwind will blow. With its charmed figure and natural cuteness, the Chinese giant panda attracts numerous fans around the world, and at the same time plays the role of friendship ambassador in China’s foreign exchanges, becoming one of the most famous symbols in China.
Directions:Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.
74. 做事业， 不是仅仅赚几个钱的问题。要实实在在、心无旁骛地做一个主业。(It)
75. 电影《流浪地球(Wandering Earth)》讲述了人类一个宏大的计划：当地球面临毁灭的时候，人类将地球推出太阳系，寻找新的家园。(tell of, in search of )
Ⅵ. Guided Writing
Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese.
1-5 CCDBA 6-10 DBABD 11-13 DBA 14-16 DBA 17-20 BACD
21. located 22. between 23. to get 24. where 25. something
26. ran 27. while 28. can 29. that/which 30. looking
31-35 KADCB 36-40 HGJEF
41-45 BADCD 46-50 ACAAB 51-55 BCDAB
56-59 CBAD 60-62 CDB 63-66 BACA
IV. Summary Writing
71. 中文要点提炼： 写出3点，其中两个略有展开：
The reasons why giants pandas become national treasures are as follows. First, giant pandas are scarce, becoming the most valuable animals in the world. Second, giant pandas are living fossils with important scientific value in studying and protecting biodiversity and environmental changes on the earth. Finally, giant pandas have become a symbol of friendship between China and foreign people. (59 words.)
72. A smile can brighten the darkest day and make life more beautiful.
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73. When you’re feeling stressed,listening to some calming music can be very helpful.
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74.It is not just a matter of making moneywhen doing business.
We must concentrate our attention on doing a major job with all our heart / wholeheartedly.
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75.Wandering Earth tells of a grand plan of mankind:when the earth is facing extinction/
destruction,humans will push the earth out of the solar systemin search of a new home.
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I. Listening Comprehension
Directions: In Section 4, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard
1. W: My roommate always plays my new game. but I told her to buy one for herself.
M: Yeah, my roommate likes to watch me play. He says it's like watching a movie.
Q: What are the speakers talking about?
2. M: I'd like to buy a bottle of hair conditioner. Can you recommend some kinds?
W Sure What kind of hair do you have?
Q: What's the woman's probable job?
3.W: I think our school football team's got a good opportunity of winning the championship this semester.
M: What? Are you kidding? Don't you see them play recently?
Q: What does the man imply？
4. M: I've just finished my paper. Mary. Can you polish it for me before I hand it in?
W Sure. let me take a look. Oh. John, it's great! Your ideas are so original.
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
5. W: Will you spend the summer vacation with your family, Tom?
M: Yes. It's been a long time since I was on vacation with my parents.
Q:What does the man imply?
6.M: Linda, where's the closest ATM?
W It's not that far. John. Can you see that yellow door of the building over there?
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
7. W: What a mess your apartment is
M: I know. I didn't have time to put things away before you got here.
Q: What does the man imply?
8. M: Have you thought of moving, Sarah?
W: We've thought about it, but my husband and I can't afford it right now. The only thing we could afford would be living in the old house.
Q: What does the woman imply?
9. W: Wow! What's the hold up?
M: It's probably just people trying to get an early start out of the city for the weekend. Nobody sticks around in the summer.
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
10. M: Frankly, many kinds of music fascinate me. but rock music leaves me cold. What
W: I'm crazy about it.
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages and one longer conversation, and you will be asked several questions on each of the passages and the conversation. The passages and the conversation will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
Maybe college is chosen because your friend is going there or because of its ranking on the list, and you do not consider who you are and who you will be. Remember. college is not a prize. It takes time and consideration to find the right college.
Visiting the college website to find out what happened, who visited as a guest speaker, and how to maintain contact with existing students and teachers. can be good ways for you to choose your favorite college. It's also a good way to decide if you want to spend your time and money on a visit. Check the college's website to find out who the admission officers are in your area and send them an email, asking for more information. Making contact with the college students in your area, or identifying students with similar interests will do you good.
When you visit the college, try to sit down in class eat in a cafeteria, and hang out in a student center or other busy areas. This will help you imagine that you are part of the community. Ask a few students if they will make the same college choice if they have to do it again. Go back to the first item on the list when you consider the information you have collected about the college. You'll have a lot of options.
11. Which of the following is true when you choose a college?
12. Why does the speaker say "College is not a prize."?
13. What's the main idea of the passage?
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
Lancaster University, located in Lancashire, Northwest England, was founded in 1964and enjoys a very good academic reputation. It has always been among the top universities in the United Kingdom. The university ranked tenth among 113 universities in the UK. It was named one of the best research institutions and ranked seventh in the latest scientific assessment. It is an international university, where foreign students from more than 100countries are studying. There are more than 9.000 students studying degree programs at Lancaster University, including about 2.000 graduate students
The university provides a variety of facilities for students' daily life, including supermarkets. bakeries. bookstores. post offices. banks. travel agencies. children's day care centers, laundries, dental clinics, medical centers, and nurse stations. There are a variety of restaurants. snack bars and fast food restaurants on campus. which offer foods that satisfy all tastes and cultures.
In order to help students overcome financial difficulties and concentrate on their studies the university provides rich scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The university has also set up a large number of scholarships for doctoral students to help outstanding candidates enter the university, receive high-quality research training and make use of excellent facilities.
14. What's the main idea of the passage?
15. Why does the university have so many scholarships for students?
16. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
Questions 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
M: Not a single email until now? It's already twelve o'clock. I can't believe it!
W: Can't bear it, right? I've been there before. I'll feel uncomfortableif no one calls me or sends me text messages, like "there is something missing".
M: Yeah, that's right. If no one sends me text messages, I'll go crazy.
W: Actually, this is a kind of addiction called "information overload.
M: Addiction? Checking emails and text messages can often be called an addiction? No way!
W: Yes, it is. Do you consider a frequent check of your in-coming emails to be an essential part of your working day?
W: Do you have your cell-phone with you wherever you go and check text messages and phone calls from time to time?
M: Yeah, it's a must. Otherwise. I may miss important phone calls and text messages.
W: Do you open all your tools whenever you're using a computer?
M: Yes. WeChat, QQ, Skype, Google Talk, everything. so that I'll be in touch with all my friends and relatives.
W: Now I can tell you're definitely addicted to the overflow of information.
M: What should I do now? Any suggestions for me?
W: Do something interesting. or spend a little more time developing a hobby, such as learning swimming, badminton, and you'll forget about your cell-phone.
M: Thank you for your suggestion. By the way. do you know Apple is working on a foldable phone of its own?
W: Yes, but it might also be that Apple does not reveal a foldable phone at all
ME What do you mean
W: As I know. the company regularly files patents for products that never actually make it to market.
M: I agree. But if Apple does not release its new bendy phone until 2020 or later, it is likely to be late.
W:Yes. I think so. Samsung's foldable phone is due to be released in the coming weeks. And other companies are already preparing their own rivals
17. What can we learn about the man according to the conversation?
18 What does the information overload mean?
19. What's the best suggestion the woman gives to the man?
20. Which of the following is true about Apple's foldable phone?