第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分）
例：How much is the shirt?
A. £ 19. 15. B. £ 9. 18. C. £ 9. 15.
1. What time is it now?
A. 9:00. B. 9:10. C. 10:00.
2. How did the woman feel about her holiday?
A. Excited. B. Pleased. C. Disappointed.
3. What will the speakers eat for lunch?
A. Noodles. B. Sandwiches. C. Pizza.
4. Why is the man worried?
A. His train is delayed.
B. He’s late for a meeting.
C. The woman’s leaving soon.
5. What does the woman mean?
A. She agrees with the man.
B. She will correct the figures.
C. She doesn’t think there’s any mistake.
6. Where does the conversation take place?
A. At home. B. In an office. C. In a printing house.
7. Who will make new copies?
A. The man. B. The woman. C. John.
8. Who is the woman?
A. A dancer. B. A waitress. C. A dry cleaner.
9. What problem does the man have?
A. He lost his wife’s dress.
B. He didn’t bring the number.
C. He forgot the dancer’s phone number.
10. How often does the man go to the school theater club?
A. Every evening. B. Twice a month. C. Once a week.
11. What does the woman think of the city?
A. It’s noisy. B. It’s colorful. C. It’s crowded.
12. What does the man dislike most about the city?
A. The neighbors. B. The traffic. C. The streets.
13. Where will the speakers probably stay in the Grand Canyon?
A. In a tent. B. In a hotel. C. In a village house.
14. What will the speakers do in Yellowstone?
A. Do some walking. B. Ride a horse. C. Go boating.
15. What does the woman think of going to some remote parts of the Yellowstone National Park?
A. Boring. B. Exciting. C. Frightening.
16. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Classmates. B. Husband and wife. C. Co-workers.
17. How did the speaker deal with his pocket money?
A. He saved most of them.
B. He spent half on sweets.
C. He gave some to his brother.
18. What was Mrs. Bartlett’s attitude toward children?
A. Patient. B. Generous. C. Rude.
19. What did Bernard buy?
A. Sweets. B. Balls. C. Cards.
20. How did Bernard finally get sweets?
A. By begging the speaker.
B. By complaining to Mum.
C. By stealing the speaker’s.
It’s a white Christmas in the United States today, with snow falling from Seattle to Maine.
Biting winds with snow swept the Northeast.
Earlier, up to 15 inches of snow fell during a snow storm in Maine, while up to one foot fell in New Hampshire. Winds reached 76 mph on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, while up to 61 mph winds tore through Long Island, New York. Falling snow collected on the runways at Boston’s Logan International Airport, causing temporary flight delays.
The wind was so severe in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that the annual reenactment (重演) of George Washington and his soldiers’ crossing the Delaware River was canceled, the Washington Crossing Historic Park told ABC News.
Heavy lake effect snow fell in western Michigan.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill warning and advisory (公告) from Montana to Michigan. Bitter cold air in the Midwest produced wind chills Monday morning as low as minus-48 degrees in North Dakota and minus-47 in northern Minnesota.
As this bitter cold made its way east overnight, it was expected to move over relatively mild Great Lakes, producing intense lake-effect snow bands capable of producing 2 to 4 inches of snow in an hour.
● West Coast
That storm system moved overnight through the Rockies, bringing more snow and the threat of avalanches (雪崩). The National Weather Service has issued an avalanche warning for the Wasatch Range Mountains outside Salt Lake City.
21. Why was the annual reenactment of George Washington and his soldiers’ crossing the Delaware River canceled?
A. Because the river was frozen.
B. Because the wind was too strong.
C. Because the snow was too thick.
D. Because the temperature was too low.
22. Which of the following is the bad weather that has set in according to the passage?
A. The avalanches.
B. A white Christmas.
C. A mess of people’s life.
D. Heavy snow, biting wind and chills.
23. What is the style of the passage?
A. Weather report.
B. News about the effect of bad weather.
C. News about bad weather.
D. A bad-weather warning and advisory.
Forget losing weight or saving money—we suggest one simple task to add to your list of inspiring New Year’s decisions: read a book. Trust us, and your brain will thank you. Not only does reading increase the amount of daily pleasure in your life, but it could also delay dementia (痴呆) and even help you live longer.
But still, picking the perfect novel isn’t easy. Thankfully, Business Insider asked a Harvard professor to recommend the one book he thinks every student should read in 2018—and we suggest adding it to your list, too. (No time for all the books on your list? Here’s a shortcut: Read the endings to some of the world’s most famous books, instead.)
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard, recommends The Internationalists by legal scholars Hathaway and Shapiro. The book makes a surprising claim that the Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact (条约) of 1928, which declared war illegal, has caused a steady drop in war throughout history.
“But in their fascinating and evidence-rich book, they make a lifelike case,” Pinker said. “And like The Clash of Civilizations and The End of History, the book presents a sweeping vision (视野) of the international scene, making sense of many developments in the news and recent history.”
Other professors at Harvard recommended classics like Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, as well as Just Mercy by Stevenson, The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, and Robot-Proof by Joseph Aoun.
So, go ahead and give (at least) one of these books a read in 2018! And while you’re at it, you should add the following 20 books you really should have read by now to your list, too…
24. Why does the author say “Forget losing weight or saving money”?
A. Because losing weight or saving money is a harder task than reading.
B. Because reading much might cause you to pick up weight or spend more.
C. Because losing weight or saving money has nothing to do with reading books.
D. Because reading books is much more important than losing weight or saving money.
25. Which has the closest meaning to the underlined word “shortcut” in the 2nd paragraph?
A. A time-saving way to read books.
B. A lazy person’s way to read books.
C. A quick way to know about endings of books.
D. A wise way to deal with too many books to read.
26. What or who has reduced the number of wars throughout history?
A. The Paris Peace Pact.
B. The Internationalists.
C. Hathaway and Shapiro.
D. A wide vision of the international scene.
27. What may be written in the next or last paragraph of the passage?
A. More advice on reading books.
B. The main contents of the 20 books recommended.
C. The names of the 20 books recommended.
D. The brief introduction of the 20 books recommended.
As the weather costs you a loss on trains and flights, we look at your rights.
● Cancelled trains
On a single ticket, a passenger will usually receive 25% of the fare if the train is delayed by 15 minutes. If the delay reaches 30 minutes, the compensation (补偿/补偿金) rises to 50%, and if it’s over an hour you should be able to reclaim the whole cost. Clear arrangements vary according to train operator (运营商).
If you were due to travel, to say Aberdeen from London, your train is cancelled and you decide not to travel, you can get a full compensation. If you had a non-cancelable ticket with one operator, and failed to make that train because the connecting train was delayed, you can take the next available train.
If your flight is cancelled because of the snow you have the right to a full compensation of the ticket, or to be rerouted home on a later flight.
But you will have no right to get a delay or cancellation compensation under EU rules, because the snow is an extraordinary circumstance beyond the airline’s control. If you don’t take the compensation and choose to be rerouted, and it means you are stuck at the airport overnight, it’s the airline’s duty to pay for a reasonably priced hotel room and meals.
The airline has to reroute you at the earliest opportunity, or at the passenger’s free time, you are supposed to take the availability of seats.
If you choose to be rerouted or if your departure is delayed by more than two hours, airlines also have to provide assistance such as food. The airlines keep this quiet and getting the money out of the low-cost operators can be a hard job. Keep evidence of cancellations, all receipts, and use your mobile to video any offer to pay by airline staff.
28. What does the compensation you can get rely on when your trains are delayed by bad weather?
A. The price of the ticket.
B. The length of delay time and the operator.
C. The length of delay time.
D. The class of the service and the price of the ticket.
29. How many choices do you have if you are to travel Aberdeen from London, and your train is cancelled?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four.
30. What is the compensation if you choose to be rerouted and if you are stuck at the airport overnight in the EU countries?
A. The availability of seats.
B. Any seat you’d like to choose.
C. Hotel rooms and meals of any price.
D. Acceptably priced hotel rooms and meals.
31. How can you save the trouble in getting money out of the low-cost operators?
A. By keeping the evidence and videoing any offer to pay.
B. At the earliest opportunity, or the passenger’s free time.
C. By preventing the airlines from keeping their duty quiet.
D. By arguing reasonably with the staff of the airlines offering you the flight.
This grand hotel situated outside of Shanghai is the result of an ambitious environment-protecting project that last nearly 15 years and covered 500 miles. Hidden in a relocated camphor forest (樟树林), the traditional village resort(旅游胜地) adds present-day comforts into well protected, 400-year-old Ming- and Qing-dynasty buildings. Amanyangyun, opening in January, features rooms full of sunlight and locally sourced materials matching the quiet woodland setting. Find moments of calm and deep thought in your personal courtyard, or concentrate your mind and body with a custom-tailored healing treatment at the Aman Spa (疗养地). Taste well received Chinese dishes at LAZHU, or try your hand at a handwriting class. Love one-of-a-kind housing? Check out these absolutely unique properties.
Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay, China
This seaside resort, Zhuhai in the Guangdong province is attractive by its tropical climate, beautiful coastline dotted with 140 small islands, towering palm trees, and close to Macau. Zhuhai is also the site of Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay opening in January. Surrounded by the mountains and the South Chinese Sea, the resort is a scenic reservation that adds to the splendor (华丽) of the landscape. Each of the 202 soundproof rooms and suites is individually decorated, and furnished with beautiful artwork, attracting wood furnishings, and rainfall showers. These wonderful destinations also deserve to be included on your travel list.
Downtown Camper Stockholm
Conveniently located in the center of Stockholm, Downtown Camper, opening in January, is the temporary shelter for the urban explorer. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. From the moment you enter the lobby, you can feel the sense of community. The Nest, the named rooftop area, hosts daily activities ranging from yoga classes to free talks. While the comfortable restaurant and bar, Campfire, is the perfect place to meet friends, old and new. Traveling as a group? The hotel has connecting rooms with public living and dining areas that can accommodate up to 12 people.
32. What locally sourced materials is Amanyangyun Shanghai built with?
A. Cheap ones.
B. Ones that can show its typical feature.
C. Ones that can match woodland setting.
D. Ones that can add present-day comforts.
33. What is Aman Spa?
A. A place can accommodate us.
B. A place where we can have a taste of dishes.
C. A place where we can find wonderful moments to ourselves.D. A place where a custom-tailored healing treatment can help relieve us of daily worries.
34. What makes this seaside resort, Zhuhai attractive?
A. The tropical climate, beautiful coastline and towering palm trees.
B. The tropical climate, 140 small islands, towering palm trees, and Macau.
C. The tropical climate, beautiful coastline, towering palm trees, and Hong Kong.
D. The tropical climate, beautiful coastline, towering palm trees and Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay.
35. What is Downtown Camper used as?
A. A place where new comers live.
B. A place where urban explorers live for a short time.
C. A place where people can feel the sense of community.
D. A place where urban explorers meet friends, old and new.
I grew up on a farm in the small rural (乡下的) community of Catawissa, Missouri, as the sixth of seven children. 36 In the fall of 1970, he was working on a house when the ladder broke. His back was broken.
He stayed in the hospital for three weeks. When Dad returned home, he was still in a back brace (支架) and unable to work. 37
One night we heard a car coming up. 38 Rose was at the door, holding an envelope filled with money. She told my dad she had collected money and was there to deliver it.
39 I can still hear her saying, “Archie, whenever someone’s baler (干草打包机) is broken, you bale their hay. Someone passes away, Altha is cooking. It’s our turn.”
That evening, this 6-year-old understood what being a good neighbor was, and that because her parents were good neighbors, their kindness would be returned. I learned later my mom’s sisters all “adopted” one of us kids to help with Christmas, and we received gift baskets from more than one organization.
My parents were used to being the givers and not the receivers of such generosity (慷慨). 40
A. He tried to protest but Rose would have none of it.
B. Besides running the farm, Dad was also a carpenter.
C. Apart from a carpenter, Dad was also running a farm.
D. We kids were always curious about who was visiting.
E. I was too young to realize our family had no money coming in as Christmas approached.
F. It was comforting to be helped when in trouble, but what was important was to help others in return.
G. They had a bit of pride to swallow, but continued all of their lives to show us kids the value of kindness.
第一节 完形填空（共20小题；每小题1. 5分，满分30分）
When Mrs. Green told her pupils to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful, she thought how little these children in a(an) 41 neighborhood, had to be 42 for. Most of the 43 would draw pictures of turkeys (火鸡) or of Thanksgiving tables full of everything 44 to eat. That was what they believed was 45 them.
What made Mrs. Green 46 was David’s picture. David was so disappointed and likely to be 47 close in his shadow as they went outside for breaks. David’s drawing was 48 this:
A hand, whose hand? The class was strongly attracted by his image. “I think it must be the 49 of God 50 us food,” said one student.
“A 51 ,” said another, “because they 52 the turkeys.”
“It looks more like a policeman, and they 53 us.” “I think,” Lucy said 54 , “that it is 55 to be all the hands that help us, but David could only draw one of them.”
Mrs. Green had almost forgotten David in her 56 at finding the class so responsive (共鸣的). Having the others working on another project, she bent over his 57 and asked whose hand it was.
David whispered, “It’s yours, Teacher.”
Then Mrs. Green 58 she had taken David by the hand from time to time; she often did that with the children. But that it should have 59 so much to David …
Perhaps, she thought this was her Thanksgiving, and everybody’s Thanksgiving—not the things given to us, but the small 60 that we give something to others.
41. A. bettering B. developing C. interesting D. worsening
42. A. eager B. thankful C. ready D. greedy
43. A. class B. school C. group D. boys
44. A. rare B. delicious B. expensive D. fit
45. A. convinced of B. informed of
C. warned of D. expected of
46. A. satisfied B. touched C. amazed D. encouraged
47. A. found B. shut C. hidden D. stuck
48. A. only B. simply C. clearly D. exactly
49. A. head B. arm C. hand D. foot
50. A. fetching B. earning C. sending D. bringing
51. A. worker B. carpenter C. farmer D. banker
52. A. raise B. milk C. have D. grow
53. A. bring B. protect C. watch D. guard
54. A. seriously B. rudely C. naughtily D. noisily
55. A. proved B. known C. said D. supposed
56. A. surprise B. pride C. pleasure D. wonder
57. A. picture B. book C. schoolbag D. desk
58. A. realized B. wished C. remembered D. believed
59. A. sensed B. meant C. accounted D. affected
60. A. ways B. chances C. abilities D. hopes
China’s industrial output is expected to rise by around 6.5 percent this year, marking the best 61 (perform) since 2010, 62 the Made in China 2025 strategy (策略) helps to raise productivity and revenue (税收).
The increase is 0.5 percentage points 63 (high) than the targeted growth, partly 64 (drive) by strong efforts to increase the use of new technology at traditional enterprises (企业), Miao Wei said on Monday.
“The country’s industrial economy has maintained steady and sound growth thanks to the Made in China 2025 strategy. It 65 (promote) the combination of manufacturing and new technologies such as 66 internet, big data and cloud computing,” Miao added.
The ministry also predicted that the country’s industrial output would be likely 67 (grow) by around 6 percent next year, with revenue from the telecommunications, internet, and software and information technology service 68 (increase) by 50 percent, 30 percent and 13 percent, respectively.
According to Miao, the country will also publish policies 69 promoting the development of digital economy. Official data show that the country’s digital economy added up to 22.58 trillion yuan last year, ranking second 70 (global) and accounting for around 30 percent of national GDP.
Dear Mr. Li,
I’m Wangtao. I’m written to tell you my opinion about employing a foreign language teacher.
They are two factors to take into consider. For a thing, the sense of humor is necessary for a teacher, which makes his class interested and lively. For another, ensure efficiency in teaching and learning, the foreigner’s ability to speak Chinese matters much, so only with the help of Chinese can they communicate with each other smoothly.
Various of activities out of class, such as English Evening and English Corner, should be organized by the foreign language teacher, which bring the students more chances to communicate with the teacher and improve their oral English.
（2）告知你以“China In Future”为题的演讲参加了省级英语演讲比赛，并获得一等奖。
省级英语演讲比赛 Provincial-level English Speech Contest
Dear Mr. Smith,
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