1. Where will the man stay in Beijing?
A. At his aunt’s. B. At a friend’s. C. At a hotel.
2. What will David do this weekend?
A. Read a book. B. Go to the cinema. C. Go to the countryside.
3. What are the speakers talking about?
A. Lovely pets. B. A picture. C. New babies.
4. Why does the woman want to read Sara’s travel journal?
A. To help her travel.
B. To learn about Sara.
C. To write stories better.
5. When will the man leave for England?
A. This Thursday. B. This Friday. C. This Saturday.
6. What is the woman doing?
A. Making an appointment. B. Asking for advice. C. Offering help.
7. What will the woman probably do?
A. Buy a newspaper. B. Apply for the job. C. Give the translator a call.
8. How old is Jenny now?
A. Five. B. Eight. C. Ten.
9. Who is James?
A. Ben’s uncle. B. Jenny’s father. C. Ella’s cousin.
10. Where is the man from?
A. New York. B. Washington. C. Boston.
11. What did the woman just do?
A. She got on the train.
B. She smoked a cigarette.
C. She changed seats.
12. What does the woman’s husband do?
A. A doctor. B. An engineer. C. A teacher.
13. How many double rooms does the man want to book?
A. Six. B. Eight. C. Ten.
14. How much will the man pay for one room per night?
A. 300 RMB. B. 270 RMB. C. 240 RMB.
15. When will the group have a meeting?
A. On May 3rd. B. On May 4th. C. On may 5th.
16. What will the man probably do next?
A. Speak to the manager.
B. Check the flight number.
C. Go to the conference hall.
17. How did the speaker get to the centre?
A. By subway. B. By car. C. By bus.
18. During which period are the shops open on Fridays?
A. From 9 am to 9 pm. B. From 8 am to 8 pm. C. From 10 am to 9 pm.
19. On which floor can customers find a cinema?
A. The first floor. B. The second floor. C. The third floor.
20. What did the speaker complain about?
A. There weren’t any garbage cans. B. It was really crowded.
C. It closed too early.
Few buildings on earth can compete with the legendary beauty of the Taj Mahal. Towering over the ancient Indian city of Agra, the Taj Mahal is the grandest monument (纪念碑) to love ever created.
The lovers in this story are the 17th century Indian emperor Shah Jehan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. She took a leading role in advising him, which is something unusual for a woman to do for a husband who’s an emperor. Over the course of their nineteen-year marriage she gave birth to 14 children. But in 1631 while trying to deliver their fifteenth — she tragically died. He was heartbroken when she died. And after her death, he decided to build the world’s greatest monument ever built, for love.
He ordered the royal architects to design the most beautiful building the world had known and decided to name it after his beloved, Mumtaz Mahal. He called on twenty thousand workers and sent many more people to all corners of his country in search of valuable metals and jewels. And after seventeen years of hard work, Shah Jehan’s monument was completed and his beloved empress was moved to her final resting place.
Everything had gone according to plan, but Shah Jehan’s luck was about to change ... In 1658, just four years after the completion of the Taj Mahal, he was thrown out of power. Unfortunately, his son, Aran Azibe imprisoned him, his own father. And he spent the last seven years of his life in prison. And he was allowed to look at the Taj Mahal through a window. His life was in ruins, but when he died his last wish was promised. He was buried beside his beloved wife in the Taj Mahal.
21. The Taj Mahal was built for ______.
A. Mumtaz B. Shah C. Mumtaz or Shah D. Mumtaz and Shah
22. The Taj Mahal was completed in ______.
A. 1658 B. 1662 C. 1654 D. 1665
23. What was unusual for Mumtaz Mahal according to the passage?
A. She gave birth to 14 children for her husband.
B. She gave important advice to her husband.
C. She asked her son to imprison his father.
D. She planned to build the world’s greatest monument.
Brazil sports are out of control! Brazil may be one of the most sports-crazy countries in the world. Whether you are into watching or playing, Brazil sports have a lot to offer everyone.
Football in Brazil is more than a sport. It’s a way of life. Football is popular in Brazil for several reasons. One reason is that it is fast paced and fun to watch. This is the reason why the World Cup Soccer is the most watched sports event in the world aside from the Summer Olympics. Also, you don’t need anything to play soccer except for something to kick, and a big area in which to play. Few will argue if you say that Brazil leads the world in football. No nation has won as many world cups as Brazil.
Volleyball is a close second in Brazil sports. In the world of international volleyball, Brazil wins many championships of all kinds, including indoor and beach volleyball. Brazil has nearly5,000 miles of coastline. If you go to a beach in Brazil, there will always be a volleyball game going on somewhere, and usually two or three.
Footvolley was created in Brazil in the 1960s. It is a mix of football and volleyball, where the players must use their feet and head to get the ball over the net and into the opponents’ court, and is also played in sand. It is one of the most popular beach sports in Brazil.
Swimming, tennis, rugby, boxing, judo, sailing, golf, surfing, and handball are all greatly popular in Brazil.
24. We infer that this passage was written to .
A. explain why football is so popular in Brazil
B. encourage us to do sports as people in Brazil do
C. tell us the history of several sports in Brazil
D. introduce several very popular sports in Brazil