I. 选择填空(每题1分)(Vocabulary and structure)
A) 从A B C D 中找出下列单词划线部分读音不相同的选项。
1. A. hat B. any C. lab D. lamp
2. A. weigh B. straight C. cough D. caught
3. A. operate B. hope C. cotton D. officer
4. A. wait B. rail C. train D. captain
5. A. friendly B. thief C. piece D. believe
6. s__ver__ A. e; nl B. e; al C. a; al D. o; el
7. sh __ tcom . A. or; ing B. o; ing C. or; er D. or; e
8. thr__gh___t A. ou; ou B. or; ou C. ew; o D. ou; o
9. tw___1___th A. en; f B. e; f C. e; ve D. en; ve
10. s__de__ly A. u; n B. i; l C. u; nl D. ud; n
11. Yesterday I downloaded a new programme _________ the Internet. Now I can watch TV and movies _________ my computer.
A. on; from B. on; in C. in; with D. from; on
12. — Too many people are killed on the roads every year.
— Yes, but the government isn"t doing _________ about it.
A. nothing B. much C. everything D. more
13. You got all the answers _________ last time. You"ll have to do the test again _________ carefully.
A. correct; most B. wrong; much more C. easy; even D. careless; but
14. — Have you ever _________ to Rome?
— Years ago, and _________ is one of the best holidays I"ve ever had.
A. been; that B. gone; this C. went; it D. been; those
15. I"m hungry. _________ go out for dinner?
A. Why do we B. How about C. Shall we D. Don"t you
16. — Kurt, why are you so happy?
— The World Cup Final is on tonight. There"s _________ I like _________ football.
A. anything; but B. nothing; more than
C. none; as D. more; than
17. — What do you think of Jerry?
— He is clever. _________, he can be forgetful.
A. And B. So C. Because D. However
18. I really appreciated your _________ when I was in hospital. It was so nice to have a visitor.
A. happiness B. cheer C. kindness D. work
19. Most people are _________ when they hear about people _________ come face to face with danger in order to save others.
A. surprising; that B. exciting; as C. amazed; who D. interested; which
20. I _________ think teenage girls who got their ears _________ were very strange, but now they seem quite normal.
A. used to; pierced B. get used to; covering
C. used to; burnt D. am used to; pulled
21. I need _________ this letter. Would you mind _________ me your pen, please?
A. to finish; lending B. writing; to give C. to see; borrowing D. finding; drop
22. _________ you are, _________ you live, you must be interested in the future of this planet.
A. Whoever; however B. Whatever; whichever
C. Whoever; wherever D. Whenever; wherever
23. — I broke my brother"s notebook computer. What should I do?
— If I were you, I _________ him right away, and then apologise for it.
A. would have told B. would tell C. won"t tell D. could tell
24. I can"t meet you tomorrow. Can we _________ it off till the day after?
A. call B. get C. put D. turn
25. — Please stop asking so many questions.
— Sorry, John. I wish you _________ ask so many questions. I"m busy now.
A. could B. wouldn"t C. would D. shouldn"t
26. — My son won the first prize in the speech contest last week.
— Please give my congratulations to him.
A. I"m surprised. B. Yes, I think so. C. Everyone says so. D. Thanks. I will.
27. — I"d like to get two seats for the show tomorrow.
— Where would you like to sit?
A. May I sit here? B. Do you have the money?
C. How much are the middle seats? D. Can I pay by card?
28. — Jane, can you help me join a web club?
— Sure. _________
— Music, especially the Backstreet Boys.
A. Can I join one of the clubs too? B. That"ll be good for you.
C. What are you interested in? D. There are a lot of Backstreet Boys" clubs on the Net.
29. — I did very badly in my maths exam.
— I can help you study for the next one.
— Thank you. _________
— Of course, you just have to study harder.
A. How can you help me? B. Do you think I can do better next time?
C. You"ve been really helpful. D. I haven"t heard from you for a long time.
30. — Lily, what are you going to do after you graduate?
— I"m thinking of becoming a computer programmer.
— Well, my parents want me to be a doctor, but I don"t want to do that.
A. Do you know what I want to become? B. Why do you want to be a doctor?
C. You said you would go to a medical school. D. Thanks for your advice.
When I was a teenager growing up in France, I wanted to leave school and have my own life. The only way I could ___31___ this was to work in the local paper factory in my town, or get married. I was very nervous when I told my ___32___ I wanted to leave school. I thought he ___33__ say, “No! You are going to college.” I was very __34__ when he said, “Ok. Let’s go to the paper factory.”
Two days later, he__35___ me to the factory. I imagined everyone to be friends __36___ together and having fun. I even imagined there would be music and singing. I __37__ I had watched too many movies as a teenager.
When we __38___ the factory gate, my father spoke to the guard(门卫) and one minute later we were ___39__. I walked around the factory looking at the building ,the workers, and listening to the noise. It was __40___. I ran back to my father and said, “I want to go home.”
He asked me, “What do you think of the ___41___?”
“Too bad,” I answered.
“And marriage is even harder!” he said.
I went ___42____ to school the next day thinking about studying hard ___43____ I could get into a good college. I ___44___studying English and I decided to major in (主修) languages at collage. Thanks to my father and our trip to the paper factory, I now work at the United Nations and my father is very proud of me. I married a very good man and my life is __45___better than it would have been working in the factory!
31. A. say B. do C. receive D. find
32. A. teacher B. friend C. father D. husband
33. A. will B. would C. can D. Must
34. A angry B. tired C. nervous D. surprised
35. A. took B. showed C. asked [D. told
36. A. working B. studying C. singing D. farming
37. A. guess B. mean C. say D. hope
38. A. looked at B. returned to C. arrived at D. left for
39. A. outside B. inside C. back D. away
40. A. terrible B. wonderful C. funny D. special
41. A. workers B. guard C. building D. factory
42. A. on B. back C. away D. down
43. A. but B. if C. so D. or
44. A. enjoyed B. stopped C. disliked D. minded
45. A. a lot of B. many C. more D. much
Ⅲ. 阅读理解(每题2分)(Reading comprehension)
Canada 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Canada is a big country with six time zones. In the west, it is four a.m., and everyone is asleep, but in Halifax on the east coast it is eight o"clock and people are having breakfast. It is a cold Friday morning in November, and the temperature is ten degrees below zero Centigrade.
Argentina 9:00 a.m.
In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, it is nine a.m. on a warm summer morning, and people are starting work or school. November is a summer month in Argentina because it is in the southern hemisphere(南半球).
Scotland 12:00 noon
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh, and the capital of the UK is London. It is twelve noon, or midday, in Edinburgh. Children are having lessons, but they are looking forward to the weekend because there is no school on Saturday and Sunday.
Egypt 2:00 p.m.
Friday is already the weekend in Egypt. Friday is a special day for Muslims, so schools, offices and shops are closed in all Arab countries. So now, at two p.m., most people in Egypt are having lunch with their families.
Japan 9:00 p.m.
Japan is seven hours ahead of Egypt, so it is already Friday evening there. The weekend is beginning. Most people are out with friends or watching television or playing computer games.
New Zealand 12:00 midnight
It is late on Friday night, so most people are asleep. Now Saturday morning is arriving. It is morning in Canada too, but that is Friday morning!
46. In eastern Canada, the time is ________ that in western Canada.
A. four and a half hours behind B. four hours ahead of
C. three hours ahead of D. the same as
47. While Canadian children in Halifax are having breakfast, Argentinean children are ________.
A. sleeping B. going home C. at school D. having supper
48 It"s midday in the capital of ________ when it"s 9:00 a.m. in the capital of Argentina.
A. Japan B. Canada C. New Zealand D. Scotland
49. Two p.m. in Egypt is not a good time to telephone people in New Zealand, because in New Zealand ________.
A. it"s midnight and most people are asleep
B. it"s noon and many people are having lunch
C. it"s the morning and many people are working
D. it"s the afternoon and most people are playing computer games
50. What time is it in New Zealand if it"s 11:15 p.m. in Japan?
A. 1:15 p.m. B. 2:15 p.m. C. 1:15 a.m. D. 2:15 a.m.
Before the 1980s, models were just beautiful people in magazine photographs. People knew very little about them. They didn"t know how old they were, where they lived or what their favourite sports were. Most people didn"t even know their names.
Then came the 1980s, the era(时代) of the supermodel. This was when some models became so famous that they became as well known as Hollywood film stars. Most people today have heard of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and the other supermodels. Stories about them appear in magazines. Journalists interview them. Television documentaries have been made about their lives. There are also hundreds of supermodel websites created by fans. On these websites, fans include information about the models" weight, shoe size and hair colour.
One of the reasons these models became so famous was the huge amounts of money they were paid. Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista once said, “I won"t get out of bed for less than $10,000 (￡6500) a day.” Claudia Schiffer had a four-year contract (合同) with the cosmetics (化妆品) company Revlon. The company paid her ￡4,000,000 for just thirty days" work per year—that"s more than ￡130,000 per day!
Supermodels don"t make their money just from posing for the camera or walking down the catwalk. They have discovered many other areas where they can market themselves: films, television shows, exercise videos, calendars, and even the lingerie(女内衣) business. Elle Macpherson has her own underwear company which makes millions of pounds a year.
Supermodels have many other things in common, too. They travel all over the world to work. They own houses and flats in many different places.
51. Before the 1980s, _________.
A. supermodels didn"t exist B. models were as well known as Hollywood stars
C. some models were called supermodels D. people knew the names of many models
52. How do people get to know about the lives of supermodels?
A. By watching their shows. B. By calling their mobiles.
C. By surfing their websites. D. By sending presents to them.
53. For one day"s work, Linda Evangelista expects to be paid _________.
A. ￡6,500 or more B. less than ￡6,500
C. ￡4 million D. more than ￡130,000
54. Which of the following is not true?
A. Supermodels are paid too much money.
B. Nowadays supermodels are just as famous as Hollywood stars.
C. Supermodels don"t just make money from modeling.
D. All the supermodels have their own underwear companies.
55. What makes supermodels so famous?
A. Stories, interviews, TV documentaries, etc.
B. Their physical appearance.
C. The modeling jobs they do.
D. The businesses they run.
The yo-yo is one of the oldest and most popular of all toys. The Greeks were playing with yo-yos around 500 BC. It was a popular children"s toy in the Philippines during the 16th century, and it was the toy to own in Britain in the early 19th century. Even the Prince of Wales had one!
The first American yo-yo company was started in 1928. The American yo-yos had a special feature. They could stop at the end of the string and spin(旋转) in one place before moving up again. This was called “sleeping”. It allowed the user to do tricks while the yo-yo was spinning. Soon yo-yo fans of all ages were doing tricks with names like “walk the dog”, “rock the baby” and “around the world”.
During the 1970s, yo-yo companies began making their yo-yos more interesting and exciting. Yo-yos lit up in the dark, they whistled, and they had funny shapes. In 1985, the yo-yo even went into space. It was taken on the space shuttle Discovery to see how it would perform in zero gravity(重力). It would still spin, but without gravity to pull it down, it would not “sleep”.
Over the years, competitions and exhibitions have led more and more people to take ‘yo-yoing" seriously. In 1990, the first international yo-yo convention (大会) was held. In 1993, the American Yo-Yo Association was started. For serious yo-yo fans, there"s even a National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, California.
The best thing about yo-yos, though, is that you don"t have to be a genius to figure them out. You just need to keep practising, and pretty soon you"ll be spinning with the best of them.
56. Why is the yo-yo one of the oldest and most popular of all toys?
A. It was played around 500 BC.
B. Philippine children played with it during the 16th century.
C. The British have had it for over 200 years.
D. All of the above.
57. A special feature of the American yo-yos allows you to _________.
A. figure out how to use your yo-yo B. whistle with your yo-yo
C. go around the world with your yo-yo D. do tricks with your yo-yo
58. On the space shuttle Discovery, the yo-yo _________.
A. did not spin B. would spin but didn"t “sleep”
C. could do lots of tricks D. could not be controlled at all
59. What has made more people interested in yo-yos?
A. The history of yo-yos. B. The special features of yo-yos.
C. More yo-yo competitions and exhibitions. D. The toys for the Royal family.
60. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. American yo-yos could stop and spin at the end of the string.
B. The American Yo-Yo Association began in 1928.
C. The National Yo-Yo Museum is in the UK.
D. Without practice people can figure out how to use a yo-yo.
When skateboarding started in the 1960s, skateboards were made of wood and had clay wheels. Since the wheels did not grip concrete(混凝土) well, riders could do very few tricks with them. Soon people lost interest in the sport.
In 1973, though, a new wheel was invented in California. It was made of a plastic called urethane (氨基甲酸酯). A skateboard with these wheels moved very quickly and it also gripped the concrete well.
During the next few years skateboards were further improved. The urethane was perfected, and because the boards were shaped better, riders liked them better. These skateboards gave new life to skateboarding.
The streets were not safe for skateboarding, although it was easy to ride on the streets. As a result, skateboard parks sprang up. The first parks appeared in California and Florida. At first there were only outdoor parks that had concrete slopes with small curves (曲线). Then more exciting parks appeared which had steep downward slopes, banked curves, and vertical (垂直的) walls. Today, there are both indoor and outdoor parks.
In most of these parks riders must wear helmets as well as knee and elbow pads. This gear can prevent a fall from causing serious injury.
Whenever they ride, people should always use this safety equipment, and they should learn how to fall safely. Many accidents happen during the first week of riding so it is very important that riders be taught well.
61. Why were the new skateboards more popular?
A. They were safer than the older ones. B. The older models were expensive.
C. They were stronger than the older ones. D. People could do more tricks with them.
62. The underlined word “grip” in the first paragraph means “________”.
A. move over a surface without slipping B. stick to
C. replace D. break down
63. Skateboard parks developed because ________.
A. parents decided it would be a good idea B. too many accidents happened on the streets.
C. many streets did not allow skateboarding D. most city parks did not allow skateboarding
64. Which of the following statements about skateboard parks is TRUE?
A. The first parks appeared in Scotland and Florida.
B. The earlier parks had steep slopes.
C. In the parks people don"t have to wear helmets.
D. At first there weren"t any indoor parks.
65. The most important rule in a skateboard park might be “________”
A. Do not speed! B. Leave the park by 7 p.m.
C. Take care of your personal things! D. Wear safety equipment.
Ⅳ.IQ(智力测试) (每题5分) Choose the best answers to the following questions.
66.In two years I will be four times older than my brother is now. My brother is five years now. How old will I be when I am twice as old as my brother?
A. 26 B. 35 C. 62 D. 53
67. In a race, sail boat A is east of B and south of C. The boats are sailing southwards.
The losing boat is .
A. Sail boat A. B. Sail boat B. C. Sail boat C.
68.Which number should replace(代替)the “?”?
3, 6, 18, 72, 360, ?
A. 720 B. 1080 C. 1446 D. 2160
69.Which day is two days before the day after the day three days after the day before Tuesday?
A. Monday B. Wednesday C. Thursday D. Sunday
70.Which picture is different from the others?
A. D. B. C. C. B D. A
1---5: BCBDA 6---10: BAABD
11—15 DBBAC 16—20 BDCCA 21—25 ACBCB 26—30 DCCBC
31-35 BCBDA36-40 AACBA41-45 DBCAD
46—50 BCDAD 51—55 ACADA 56—60 DDBCA 61—65 DABDD
66. A 67. C 68. D 69. B 70.C