例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15. B. £9.18. C. £9.15.
1. Why did the woman go to Mallorca?
A. To teach Spanish. B. To look for a job. C. To see a friend.
2. What does the man ask the woman to do?
A. Take him to hospital. B. Go to a class with him. C. Submit a report for him.
3. Who will look after the children?
A. Jennifer. B. Suzy. C. Marie.
4. What are the speakers going to do?
A. Drive home. B. Go shopping C. Eat out.
5. What are the speakers talking about?
A. How to fry fish. B. How to make coffee. C. How to remove a bad smell.
6. When does Gomez watch a football game on TV?
A. When he fails to get a ticket.
B. When the stadium is crowded.
C. When his friends are too busy.
7. How much did Gomez pay for the football game last time?
A. $20. B. $25. C. $50.
8. What did Alex do in the afternoon?
A. He had a walk. B. He went hunting. C. He planted trees.
9. What did Alex bring back?
A. Flowers. B. Leaves. C. Books.
10. What was Bob doing when Alex saw him?
A. Fishing. B. Taking pictures. C. Swimming.
11. What did David do on his most recent holiday?
A. He had a boat trip.
B. He took a balloon flight.
C. He climbed a mountain.
12. What is on David's list?
A. Gifts he needed to buy.
B. Things he wished to do.
C. Dates he had to remember.
13. Where does the woman suggest David go for his next holiday?
A. Australia. B. California. C. The Amazon.
14. Why did Sarah make the phone call?
A. To ask a favor. B. To pass on a message. C. To make an appointment.
15. Where is Sarah now?
A. In Brighton. B. At her home. C. At the Shelton Hotel.
16 What time is Michael leaving his place tomorrow morning?
A. At 7:40. B. At 8:00. C. At 8:20.
17. What is the probable relationship between John and Sarah?
A. Neighbors. B. Fellow workers. C. Husband and wife.
18. What do most people think is very important in spoken communication?
A. Pronunciation. B. Vocabulary. C. Grammar.
19. Why should you listen to experts according to the speaker?
A. To develop your reading fluency.
B. To improve your note-taking skills.
C. To find out your mispronunciations.
20. What is the speaker's last suggestion?
A. Spell out the difficult words.
B. Check the words in a dictionary.
C. Practice reading the words aloud.
Things to Do in Yorkshire This Summer
Harrogate Music Festival
Since its birth,Harrogate Music Festival has gone from strength to strength.This year, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. We begin on 1st June with Manchester Camerata and Nicola Benedetti,presenting an amazing programme of Mozart pieces.
Dates:1 June-31 July
Jodie’s Fitness Summer Classes
As the summer months roll in, our Georgian country estate makes the perfect setting for an outdoor fitness session. Come and work out with our qualified personal trainer, Jodie McGregor,on the grounds of the Middleton Lodge estate.
We will be holding a free taster session on 23rd May,at 10 am, to demonstrate the variety of effective and active exercises. There are eight spaces available for the taster session. Advance bookings are required(email@example.com)
Dates:23 May-11 July
Tickets: £7.50 per session
Felt Picture Making
Working from an inspirational picture,this workshop at Helmsley Arts Centre will teach you the techniques you will need to recreate your picture in wool.
We will also discuss the origins of felt (毛毡), what enables wool fibres to become felt and how the processes we use work.
Dates: 12 June-12 July
Tickets: £40 including materials
Figure It Out!—Playing with Math
A new exhibition in Halifax uses everyday activities to explain the hidden math principles we all use on a regular basis. Pack a bag, cut a cake, guess which juice container holds the most liquid,and much more.Discover how architects, product designers and scientists use similar skills in their work.
Dates:7 May-10 June
21.What should you do if you want to attend the taster session of Jodie’s fitness classes?
A. Join a fitness club. B.Pay a registration fee.
C.Make a booking. D.Hire a personal trainer.
22. How much is the ticket for Felt Picture Making?
A.£7.50. B.£12. C.£40. D.£96.
23.Which of the following starts earliest?
A.Harrogate Music Festival. B. Jodie’s Fitness Summer Classes.
C.Felt Picture Making. D.Figure It Out!—Playing with Math.
I have worked as a keeper at the National Zoo for 11 years. Spot and Stripe are the first tiger cubs (幼兽) that have ever been born here. Globally, a third of Sumatran cubs in zoos don’t make it to adulthood, so I decided to give them round-the-clock care at home.
I’ve got two children - the younger one, Kynan, was extremely happy about the tigers arriving - but all of us really looked forward to being part of their lives and watching them grow. I wasn’t worried about bringing them into my home with my wife and kids. These were cubs. They weighed about 2.5 kg and were so small that there was absolutely no risk.
As they grew more mobile, we let them move freely around the house during the day, but when we were asleep we had to contain them in a large room, otherwise they’d get up to mischief. We’d come down in the morning to find they’d turned the room upside down, and left it looking like a zoo.
Things quickly got very intense due to the huge amount of energy required to look after them. There were some tough times and I just felt extremely tired. I was grateful that my family was there to help. We had to have a bit of a production line going, making up “tiger milk”, washing baby bottles, and cleaning the floors.
When Spot and Stripe were four months old, they were learning how to open doors and jump fences, and we knew it really was time for them to go. It was hard for us to finally part with them. For the first few days, Kynan was always a bit disappointed that the cubs weren’t there.
I’m not sad about it. I’m hands-on with them every day at the zoo, and I do look back very fondly on the time that we had them.
24.Why did the author bring the tiger cubs home?
A.To ensure their survival. B. To observe their differences.
C.To teach them life skills. D.To let them play with his kids.
25. What do the underlined words “get up to mischief’ mean in paragraph 3?
A.Behave badly. B.Lose their way.
C.Sleep soundly. D.Miss their mom.
26.What did the author think of raising the tiger cubs at home?
A.Boring. B.Tiring. C.Costly. D.Risky.
27.Why did the author decide to send Spot and Stripe back to the zoo?
A.They frightened the children. B.They became difficult to contain.
C.They annoyed the neighbours. D.They started fighting each other.
A British woman who won a $1 million prize after she was named the World’s Best Teacher will use the cash to bring inspirational figures into UK schools.
Andria Zafirakou,a north London secondary school teacher, said she wanted to bring about a classroom revolution (变革). “We are going to make a change,” she said. “I’ve started a project to promote the teaching of the arts in our schools."
The project results from the difficulties many schools have in getting artists of any sort - whether an up-and-coming local musician or a major movie star - into schools to work with and inspire children.
Zafirakou began the project at AlpertonCommunitySchool, her place of work for the past twelve years. “I’ve seen those magic moments when children are talking to someone they are inspired by - their eyes are shining and their faces light up,” she said. “We need artists, more than ever in our schools.”
Artist Michael Craig-Martin said: “Andria’s brilliant project to bring artists from all fields into direct contact with children is particularly welcome at a time when the arts are being downgraded in schools." It was a mistake to see the arts as unnecessary, he added.
Historian Sir Simon Schama is also a supporter of the project. He said that arts education in schools was not just an add-on. “It is absolutely necessary. The future depends on creativity and creativity depends on the young. What will remain of us when artificial intelligence takes over will be our creativity, and it is our creative spirit, our visionary sense of freshness,that has been our strength for centuries."
28.What will Zafirakou do with her prize money?
A. Make a movie. B.Build new schools.
C.Run a project. D. Help local musicians.
29.What does Craig-Martin think of the teaching of the arts in UK schools?
A. It is particularly difficult. B. It increases artists’ income.
C. It opens children’s mind. D.It deserves greater attention.
30.What should be stressed in school education according to Schama?
A. Moral principles. B. Interpersonal skills.
C.Creative abilities. D.Positive worldviews.
31.Which of the following is a suitable title for the text?
A.Bring Artists to Schools B.When Historians Meet Artists
C.Arts Education in Britain D.The World’s Best Arts Teacher
An Australian professor is developing a robot to monitor the health of grazing cattle, a development that could bring big changes to a profession that’s relied largely on a low-tech approach for decades but is facing a labor shortage.
Salah Sukkarieh, a professor at the University of Sydney, sees robots as necessary given how cattlemen are aging. He is building a four-wheeled robot that will run on solar and electric power. It will use cameras and sensors to monitor the animals. A computer system will analyze the video to determine whether a cow is sick. Radio tags (标签) on the animals will measure temperature changes. The quality of grassland will be tracked by monitoring the shape, color and texture (质地) of grass. That way, cattlemen will know whether they need to move their cattle to another field for nutrition purposes.
Machines have largely taken over planting, watering and harvesting crops such as com and wheat, but the monitoring of cattle has gone through fewer changes.
For Texas cattleman Pete Bonds, it’s increasingly difficult to find workers interested in watching cattle. But Bonds doesn’t believe a robot is right for the job. Years of experience in the industry—and failed attempts to use technology—have convinced him that the best way to check cattle is with a man on a horse. Bonds, who bought his first cattle almost 50 years ago, still has each of his cowboys inspect 300 or 400 cattle daily and look for signs that an animal is getting sick.
Other cattlemen see more promise in robots. Michael Kelsey, vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, said a robot could be extremely useful given rising concerns about cattle theft. Cattle tend to be kept in remote places and their value has risen, making them appealing targets.
32.What is a problem with the cattle-raising industry?
A. Soil pollution. B.Lack of workers.
C.Aging machines. D. Low profitability.
33. What will Sukkarieh’s robot be able to do?
A.Monitor the quality of grass. B.Cure the diseased cattle.
C.Move cattle to another field. D.Predict weather changes.
34.Why does Pete Bonds still hire cowboys to watch cattle?
A. He wants to help them earn a living. B.He thinks men can do the job better.
C. He is inexperienced in using robots. D.He enjoys the traditional way of life.
35.How may robots help with cattle watching according to Michael Kelsey?
A.Increase the value of cattle. B. Bring down the cost of labor.
C.Make the job more appealing. D.Keep cattle from being stolen.
If the only reading you ever do is the novel or magazine, the speed at which you read probably does not matter very much. But if you have to read a great deal for study, you will appreciate the benefits of being able to read more quickly.36 _________
·Before you open the book, make sure that you are comfortable. You need a seat which supports your back and the book should be at the right distance from your eyes. 37 _________
38 ___________Look at the table of contents, the preface, the chapter heading,etc.This will help you to decide whether you really need to read the whole book or only certain parts of it. Ten minutes spent in this way could save you quite a lot of time in the long run.
· If you decide that you need to read the whole book, decide how much you can read at a time. 39_______ A history book which may contain the facts in story form will be easier to read than one dealing with scientific subjects. In the former case you may be able to read a chapter. In the latter you may only be able to read one page.
Always keep a pencil and paper beside you. 40 ___________Note also the facts important for your purpose as well as anything which leads you to further research. You don’t have to write these things in detail. It is enough to put the page number and one or two words as a reminder .
A. Stop to have a rest now and then.
B. Spend a few minutes looking through the book.
C. This depends on the type of book you are reading.
D. Here are some tips to help improve your reading speed.
E. Make a note of any page which is of special importance.
F. You may find yourself having to learn something by heart.
G Keep the room cool rather than warm to avoid feeling sleepy.
Over the past 38 years, Mr. Wang has pretended to be someone else many times, and has even learned to___41___different dialects (方言), leading to him being described as an “Oscar-winning actor".
The 60-year-old is not an actor, but a ___42___However, he is more devoted to his “ ___43___” than any real actor.
In the 1990s, a group of thieves often sold stolen goods with the help of some beggars. To look into the ___44___，Wang disguised (伪装) himself and ___45___ the beggars. Dirty shorts and old shoes gave him the ___46___ of a real beggar and his convincing dialect soon won him the ___47___ of the beggars.
“I often ___48___ them to drink alcohol. Once they were ___49___, they began to talk a lot,” Wang said. “I’d then ___50___ myself to use the toilet, ___51___ what the beggars said, and send the ___52___ to my teammates.”
Wang, who is often in ___53___ situations, is also a judo (柔道) master. “As long as I get close enough, no criminal can ___54___ from me,” he said.
Wang’s ___55___ won him several honors, including a National May Day Labor Medal and 11 Citations of Merit.
41.A.teach B.compare C.assess D.speak
42.A.lawyer B.doctor C.policeman D.businessman
43.A.role B.study C.family D.audience
44.A.minor B.case C.future D.question
45.A.interviewed B.joined C.arrested D.assisted
46.A.challenge B.experience C.appearance D.freedom
47.A.vote B.sympathy C.permission D.trust
48.A.invited B.forced C.helped D.expected
49.A.drunk B.deserted C.bored D.lost
50.A.guide B.persuade C.excuse D.allow
51.A.refer to B.note down C.ask about D.miss out
52.A.plan B.agreement C.direction D.information
53.A.awkward B.dangerous C.unfortunate D.strange
54.A.separate B.recover C.escape D.hear
55.A.courage B.honesty C.kindness D.optimism
I’ve always loved the ocean. In the ___56___ (seven) grade,I started volunteering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. I was upset to learn that many sea animals eat plastic garbage, ___57___ (think)it is food.
I decided to do something ___58___ (educate) people about this problem. I held presentations at schools to teach kids about plastic waste. I wanted to reach businesses too. I decided that if I learned of a company ___59___ used a lot of plastic, I’d send it an email urging it to cut back.
One day, I saw a commercial for a health-care company. People in the ad were using plastic straws (吸管). I found the contact information of the company ___60___ emailed its president. I told him how ___61___ (harm) plastic could be to the environment and asked him to consider using more eco-friendly options. I was so___62___ (excite) when he wrote back to me.He said he would make sure that the company cut its use of plastic straws in half.
I kept going. Whenever I heard of businesses using plastic, I’d send an email. One of the biggest companies I wrote to ___63___ (be) Alaska Airlines. A company ___64___ (represent) wrote back and told me the airline was switching over ___65___plastic to paper cups on all of its 1,200 daily flights.
你校英文报 Youth 正在庆祝创刊十周年。请你写一篇短文投稿，内容包括：
A MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE
The twins were filled with excitement as they thought of the surprise they were planning for Mother’s Day. How pleased and proud Mother would be when they brought her breakfast in bed. They planned to make French toast and chicken porridge. They had watched their mother in the kitchen.
There was nothing to it. Jenna and Jeff knew exactly what to do. The big day came at last. The alarm rang at 6 a.m. The pair went down the stairs quietly to the kitchen. They decided to boil the porridge first. They put some rice into a pot of water and left it to boil while they made the French toast. Jeff broke two eggs into a plate and added in some milk. Jenna found the bread and put two slices into the egg mixture. Next, Jeff turned on the second stove burner to heat up the frying pan. Everything was going smoothly until Jeff started frying the bread. The pan was too hot and the bread turned black within seconds. Jenna threw the burnt piece into the sink and put in the other slice of bread. This time, she turned down the fire so it cooked nicely.
Then Jeff noticed steam
shooting out of the pot and the lid starting to shake. The next minute, the
porridge boiled over and put out the fire. Jenna panicked. Thankfully, Jeff
stayed calm and turned off the gas quickly. But the stove was a mess now. Jenna
told Jeff to clean it up so they could continue to cook the rest of the
porridge. But Jeff’s hand touched the hot burner and he gave a cry of pain.
Jenna made him put his hand in cold water. Then she caught the smell of
burning. Oh dear! The piece of bread in the pan had turned black as well.
W: I was in Mallorca last week.
M: Oh, what were you doing there？
W: My best friend worked there and I went to visit her. It was a good chance to practice my Spanish.
M: Ruth, I’ve got this terrible cold, and I have to see a doctor. I’m afraid I can’t go to the class. Could you help me hand in my lab report to Dr Davidson?
W: Sure, no problem. Just take care of yourself and don’t worry about the class.
M: Marie, if no one takes care of your children while you’re away, Jennifer and I will be glad to have them stay with us.
W: That’s very kind of you, but they’ve already left for their grandma’s.You know, Suzy lives close by.
M: Hurry up with your food, Sally. They say there’s a big storm coming. We’d better get home before that.
W: Okay, I’m done. Let’s get back to the car. Could you carry these shopping bags?
M: Oh, sure.
M: We deep fried fish three days ago in the kitchen, but the unpleasant smell stays.
W: There’s a method you can try. Every time you make coffee, dry the leftover coffee grounds and keep them in small balls, then place the balls in the kitchen.
W: Are you a football fan, Gomez?
M: Yes, I go to the stadium whenever there’s a good game. And if I can’t get a ticket, I watched the game on TV. That way they are less exciting, though.
W: Is the ticket expensive?
M: It depends. It usually costs about twenty to fifty dollars. Last time I paid twenty five.
W: That’s not very expensive. Maybe we can go together sometime.
M: Great. It’ll be more fun to watch the game with a friend.
W: You were out the whole afternoon, Alex, what did you do?
M: I took a walk by myself.
W: You just kept walking and walking for four hours?
M: Actually, it’s not so boring. Walking in the woods is a grand adventure. Your feet can take you to the most amazing places.
W: What did you do in the woods?
M: I smelt the flowers, looked at the birds, and yeah, I picked many tree leaves. I will make bookmarks with them. Look!
W: Aren’t they beautiful?
M: Then I met Bob at the lake. He was fishing while his kids were having a swim.
W: Did you talk to him?
M: No, I walked on and took a lot of pictures. There’s just so much out there to see.
W: David, how was your holiday?
M: Great. I climbed Mount Fuji. It was really beautiful. Now I can check one more thing off my list.
W: Your list?
M: Yes. When I was twelve, I made a list of things I wanted to do some day.
W: That’s interesting. How many of the things on your list have you done so far?
M: Almost half. I have pictures. Would you like to see them?
W: Yes, sure.
M: Here I am on top of Mount Fuji, and here I am in a hot air balloon.
W: When did you do that? I’ve always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon.
M: It was two years ago, in August in California.
W: What are your plans for the next holiday?
M: I’m thinking of deep sea diving in Australia. Do you have any other suggestions?
W: You really ought to take a boat down the Amazon. You’ll see a lot of interesting animals and beautiful trees. It’s one of the best places I’ve been to.
M: Okay, I’ll put it on my list.
W: Hello, Michael！
M: Hi, Sarah！
W: Are you attending the conference tomorrow morning at the Shelton Hotel?
M: Yes, are you?
W: Yeah. but when I arrived home five minutes ago, I found that my car wouldn’t start. And John is in Brighton on business.
M: Do you know what’s wrong with the car?
W: I’m not exactly sure. I think there’s a problem with the engine. I wonder if you could give me a ride to the hotel tomorrow morning.
M: Sure, when shall I be at your place?
W: Well, what about eight o’clock? From my place to Shelton, we have to drive through the quarters, so we’d better leave early to avoid the traffic.
M: Okay, no problem, it takes twenty minutes to reach your place, so I’ll set off at seven forty. By the way, do you also need me to drive you home tomorrow afternoon?
W: No, John will be back then, and he’ll get me home. Thank you, Michael.
M: That’s okay. See you tomorrow.
Hello, everyone. Today I’ll talk about how to improve your pronunciation. Language researchers say pronunciation and fluency are the biggest barriers, followed by grammar in effective spoken English. However, most people don’t regard pronunciation as a very important part of communication skills. They’re more focused on vocabulary. One reason is that most people are not even aware of their mispronunciations. So it’s important to first find out the words you mispronounce. You should listen to experts. By experts, I mean those who are less likely to make pronunciation mistakes. When listening to them, pay attention to words that sound strange. Strange,because you pronounce the same words differently. When you come across such words, check a dictionary to confirm their exact pronunciations. You can also search for difficult-to-pronounce words and names and make a list of them. The last suggestion is to read aloud. Now you’ve got the correct pronunciations of the words. It’s time to practice reading them every day.
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