例：How much is the shirt?
A. ￡19.15. B. ￡9.18. C. ￡9.15.
1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. a library. B. a bookstore. C. a classroom.
2. How does the wo feel now?
A. Relaxed. B. Excited. C. Tired.
3. How much will the pay?
A. $520. B. $80. C. $100.
4. What does the tell e to do?
A. Postpone his appott. B. Meet Mr. Douglas. C. Return at 3 o'clock.
5. Why would David quit his job?
A. To go back to school. B. To start his own firm. C. To work for his frd.
6. What does the t the wo to do?
A. Check the cupboard.
B. the balcony.
C. Buy umbrella.
7. What is the probable relationship bet the speakers?
A. Husd d wife.
B. ployer d ployee.
C. Shop assistt d customer.
8. Where did the wo go at the d?
A. The city tre.
B. The forest park.
C. The 's home.
9. How did the spd his d?
A. Pg for a move.
B. Gog out with ny.
C. Loog for a new house.
10. What will the wo do for the ?
A. Take ry to hospital. B. Stay with his kid. C. Look after his pet.
11. What is Mr. Stone dog now?
A. Eatg lunch. B. Havg a meetg. C. Writg a diary.
12. Why does the t to see Mr. Stone?
A. To discuss a progr. B. To make a travel p. C. To ask for sick leave.
13. will the meet Mr. Stone this afternoon?
A. At 3:00. B. At 3:30. C. At 3:45.
14. What are the speakers tg about?
A. A compy. B. terview. C. A job offer.
15. Who is Monica Stsfield?
A. A junior specialist. B. A departt ager. C. A sales assistt.
16. will the hear from the wo?
A. On Tuesday. B. On esday. C. On Thursday.
17. What did Jo joy dog his childhood?
A. Tourg Frce. B. Playg outdoors. C. Ptg pictures.
18. What did Jo do after he moved to the US?
A. He did busess. B. He studied biology. C. He worked on a farm.
19. Why did Jo go huntg?
A. For food. B. For pleasure. C. For money.
20. What is the subject of Jo's works?
A. er birds. B. Natural sery. C. ily life.
My Favourite Books
Jo Usmar is a writer for Cosmopolit d co-author of the This Book Will series（系列）of lifestyle books. Here she picks her top reads.
I once wrote a paper on the fluce of fairy tales on Roald Dahl's writg d it gave me a new appreciation for his strge d delightful words. Matilda's battles with her cruel me parts d the bossy isres，Miss Trunchbull，are equally fumy d frightg，but they're also aspirational.
It's about two sisters-Eri，a model who either won't or 't stop sleepg，d Mari, a young stut . tryg to connect to her sister. Mari starts g her life d discovers a world of diverse "night people" who are g secrets.
There was a bit of me that 't t to love this everyone else on the pet did but the horror story is brt. There's tsion d xiety from the ng as Nick d y battle for your trust. It's a real whodunit d the frustration you realise what's gog on is horribly joyable
This is ext tasy novel from one of the best storytellers around. After a serious flu outbreak wipes out 99.4% of the world's population, a battle unfolds bet good d evil ong those let. Rdall Flagg is one of the scariest characters ever.
21. Who does "I" refer to the text?
A. Step g. B. Flynn.
C. Jo Usmar. D. Roald Dahl
22. Which of the follog tells about Mari d Eri?
A. Cosmopolit. B. Matilda.
C. After Dark. D. The Std.
23. What d of book is Gone Girl?)
A.A folk tale. B.A biography.
C.A love story. D.A horror story.
"You use me as a last resort（选择）, d if nobody else volunteers，t I will do it." This was actual reply from a part after I put out a request for volunteers for my kids lacrosse（长曲棍球）club.
I guess that there's probably some g work schedule, or social xiety around steppg up to help for unown sport. She may just need a little persug. So I try d tug at the heartstrgs. I tion the sgle part with four kids runng the show d I talk about the dad cog a t that his kids ar't ev on ... At this pot the ung part speaks up,"Alright. Yes, I'll do it."
I'm secretly relieved because I ow there's real power sharg volunteer responsibilities ong y. The ung part orizes the meal schedule, sds out ails, d collects money for d-of-season gifts. Somewhere along the way, the se part ds up becog valuable ber of the t. The coach is able to focus on the kids while the other parts are relieved to be off the hook for other season. g out sliced orges to bloodthirsty kids be as excitg as watg your own kid score a goal.
Still, most of us volunteers breathe a sigh of relief the season comes to a close. That relief is coupled with a deep understg of why the se people keep cog back for more: Connectg to the counity（社区）as you freely give your te, money, skills, or services provides a real joy. Volunteerg just feels so good.
that sse, I'm pretty sure volunteerg is more of a selfish act t I'd freely like to it. However, if others efit the process, d I get some reward too, does it really matter where my motivation lies?
24.What we fer about the part from her reply paragraph l？
A. She ows little about the club.
B. She isn't good at sports.
C. She just doesn't t to volunteer.
D. She's unable to meet her schedule.
25.What does the undered phrase"tug at the heartstrgs" paragraph 2 ?
A. courage t work .
B. Appeal to g.
C. Promote good deeds.
D. Provide advice.
26. What we learn about the part from paragraph 3 ?
A. She gets terested lacrosse.
B. She is proud of her kids.
C. She'll work for other season.
D. She becomes a good helper.
27. Why does the author like dog volunteer work?
A. It gives her a sse of duty.
B. It makes her very happy.
C. It ables her to work hard.
D. It brgs her material rewards.
Mar Bechtel sits at West P Beach's Bar Louie counter by herself, quietly rg her e-book as she waits for her salad. What is she rg? None of your busess! Lunch is Bechtel's "me" te. d like more ers, she's not alone.
A new report found 46 pert of meals are eat alone erica. More t half（53 pert）have breakfast alone d nearly half（46 pert）have lunch by tselves. Only at nerte are we eatg together ymore, 74 pert, accorg to statistics from the report.
"I prefer to go out d be out. Alone, but together, you ow?"Bechtel said，loog up from her book. Bechtel，who works downtown West P Beach，has lunch with coworkers sometes，but like y of us，too oft works through lunch at her desk. A lunchte escape allows her to keep a boss from tappg her on the shoulder. She returns to work g ergized. "Today，I just ted some te to myself," she said.
just two seats over，drew Mazoy，a local videographer，is isg his lunch at the bar. He likes that he sit d check his phone peace or chat up the barkeeper with whom he's on a firste basis if he ts to have a little teraction（交流）. "I reflect on how my day's gone d tk about the rest of the week," he said. "It's a ce for self-reflection, You return to work recharged d with a p."
That freedom to choose is one reason more people like to eat alone. There was a te people may have felt awkward about asg for a table for one，but those days are over. Now，we have our smartphones to keep us compy at the table. "It doesn't feel as alone as it may have before al the advces tology," said Laurie erit， whose compy provided the statistics for the report.
28. What are the statistics paragraph 2 about?
A. Food variety.
B. Eatg habits.
C. Table ners.
D. Restaurt service.
29. Why does Bechtel prefer to go out for lunch?
A. To meet with her coworkers.
B. To catch up with her work.
C. To have some te on her own.
D. To collect data for her report.
30. What do we ow about Mazoy?
A. He makes videos for the bar.
B. He's fond of the food at the bar.
C. He terviews customers at the bar.
D. He's iliar with the barkeeper.
31. What is the text ly about?
A. The trd of havg meals alone.
B. The portce of self-reflection.
C. The stress from worg overte.
D. The advtage of wireless tology.
Bacteria are noyg pro for astronauts. The microorisms（微生物） from our bodies grow uncontrollably on surfaces of the ternational Space Station, so astronauts spd hours g t up each week. How is NASA overcog this very ty big pro? It's turng to a bunch of high school kids. But not just y kids. It depg on NASA HUNCH high school class, like the one sce teachers e Gordon d Donna melberg lead at Fairport High School Fairport, New York.
HUNCH is desed to connect high school classrooms with NASA eers. For the past two years, Gordon's stuts have studyg ways to kill bacteria zero gravity, d they tk they're close to a solution（解决方案）. "We don't give the stuts y breaks. They have to do it just like NASA eers," says Florce Gold, a project ager.
"There are no tests," Gordon says. "There is no graded homework. There ost are no grades, other t 'Are you worg towards your goal?' Basically, it's 'I've got to produce this product d t, at the d of year, prest it to NASA.' eers come d really do -person review, d...it's not a very nice tg at te. It's a hard busess review of your product."
Gordon says the HUNCH progr has pact（影响） on college issions d practical life skills. "These kids are so absorbed their studies that I just sit back. I don't teach." d that noyg bacteria? Gordon says his stuts are g daily with NASA eers about the pro, readyg a workable solution to test space.
32.What do we ow about the bacteria the ternational Space Station?
A. They are hard to get rid of. B. They lead to air pollution.
C. They appear differt forms. D. They age the struts.
33. What is the purpose of the HUNCH progr?
A. To strgt teacher-stut relationships.
B. To sharp stuts' counication skills.
C. To allow stuts to experce zero gravity.
D. To k space tology with school education
34. What do the NASA eers do for the stuts the progr?
A. Check their product. B. Guide project dess
C. Adjust work schedules. D. Grade their homework.
35. What is the best title for the text?
A. NASA: The Home of Astronauts.
B. Space: The al Homework Frontier.
C. Nature: Outdoor Classroom.
D. HUNCH:A College ission Reform.
e a child stg on a divg board four feet high d asg self the question:"Should I jump? This is what motivation or the lack of it do. Motivation d goal settg are the two sides of se co. 36 Like the child on the divg board, you will stay undecided.
37 More t that, how should you stay motivated to achieve the goal? First, you need to evaluate yourself , your values your strgths, your esses, your achievts, your desires ,etc. Only t should your you're your goals
You also need to judge the quality d depth of your motivation. This is quite portt, because it is directly related to your coitt. There are tes your heart is not your work. 38 So, slow down d tk what you really t to do at that mot. Clarity（清晰）of thoughts help you move forward.
other way of settg realistic goals is to alyze your short d long term objectives, keepg d your beliefs, values d strgths. Rber that goals are flexible. 39 They also need to be measurable. You must keep these pots d while settg your goals.
Your personal circumstces are equally portt. For exple, you may t to be a Pilot but 't become one because your eyesight is not good ough. 40 You should reassess your goals, d motivate yourself to set a fresh goal.
You will surely need to overcome some difficulties, some pned, but most unpned. You not overcome t without ple motivation. Make sure that you p for these difficulties at the te of settg your goals.
A. This affect your work.
B. So how should you motivate yourself?
C. However, this should not discourage you.
D. So why should we try to set specific goals?
E. They ge accorg to circumstces.
F. Motivation is what you need most to do a good job.
G. Without motivation you neither set a goal nor reach it
It's about 250 miles from the hills of westtral lowa to Ehlers' home nesota. Durg the long trip home, follog a d of huntg. Ehlers 41 about the small dog he had s 42 alongside the road. He had 43 to coax（哄）the dog to but, frighted, it had 44 .
Back home, Ehlers was troubled by that 45 dog. So, four days later, he called his frd Greg, d the two drove 46 . After a long d careful 47 . Greg saw, across a field, the dog movg 48 away. Ehlers evtually succeeded coaxg the al to . Nervousness d fear were replaced with 49 . It just started g（舔）Ehlers' face.
A local farmer told t the dog sounded like one 50 as lost the local paper. The ad had a 51 number for a town southern . Ehlers 52 the number of Jeff d Lisa to tell t he had 53 their dog.
Jeff had 54 lowa before Tksgivg with his dog, Rosie, but the gun shots had scared the dog off. Jeff searched 55 for Rosie the next four days.
Ehlers returned to nesot, d t drove 100 miles to neapolis to put Rosie on a flight to . "It's good to ow there's still someone out there who 56 ough to go to that d of 57 ,"says Lisa of Ehlers' rescue 58 .
I figured whoever lost the dog was probably just as 59 to it as I to my dogs," says Ehlers. "If it had my dog, I'd hope that somebody would be 60 to go that extra mile."
41. A. read B. forgot C. thought D. heard
42. A. read B. trg C. eatg D. sleepg
43. A. tried B. agreed C. promised D. regretted
44. A. ed down B. stood up C. rolled over D. run off
45. A. jured B. sto C. lost D. rescued
46. A. home B. past C. back D. on
47. A. preparation B. expation C. test D. search
48. A. cautiously B. casually C. skillfully D. grily
49. A. surprise B. joy C. hesitation D. xiety
50. A. predicted B. advertised C. believed D. recorded
51. A. house B. phone C. street D. car
52. A. called B. copied C. counted D. rbered
53. A. fed B. adopted C. found D. cured
54. A. hunted B. skied C. lived D. worked
55. A. on purpose B. on te C. turn D. v
56. A. cares B. sees C. suffers D. learns
57. A. place B. trouble C. waste D. extre
58. A. service B. p C. effort D. t
59. A. equal B. allergic C. grateful D. close
60. A. suitable B. proud C. wise D. g
A 90-year-old has awarded"Wo Of The Year"for 61 （be）Brit's oldest full-te ployee-still worg 40 hours a week. Now Ire Astbury works from to 5pm daily at the pet shop Macclesfield， 62 she oped with her late husd Les. Her years of hard work have 63 （al） owledged after a customer noated（提名）her to be Cheshire's Wo Of The Year.
Pg up her"Lifete Achievt"award，proud Ire 64 （declare） she had no ps 65 （retire） from her 36-year-old busess. Ire said，"I don't see y reason to give up work. I love cog here d sg my ily d all the frds I 66 （make） over the years. I work not because I have to, 67 because I t to."
Grddaughter Gayle Parks，31-who works alongside her the ily busess-said it red unown as to who noated Ire for the award. She said，"We don't have y idea who put gra forward. we got a call 68 （say）she was short-listed，we thought it was 69 joke. But t we got official letter d we were blown away. We are so proud of her. It's 70 (wonder）."
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