For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a news report to your school newspaper on a volunteer activity organized by your Student Union of visiting Home for the Elderly. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
On May 1, the student union of our school organized a voluntary activity, that is, the volunteers go to visit the home for the aged and spend time with them.
Warmly welcomed by the elderly for their arrival,the volunteers and the elderly hugged each other in such friendly atmosphere.Then, the volunteers were busy working. Some were cleaning the floor, rooms and windows. The others were presenting the elderly with flowers and fruits,playing jokes and telling stories.
Everything done, the volunteers and the elderly chatted in the yard happily. The scene was just like a photo of a whole family.How fantastic human beings are!
Time flies and then it was time to go back. Theelderly people thanked the volunteers for the joys they brought. In a word, the loving activity means a lot and sets a good example to us.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a news report to your school newspaper on a volunteer activity organized by your Student Union of visiting a local farm. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Visiting a Local Farm
Last week the Student Union of our school organized an activity of visiting a local farm, a memorable experience which benefited us a lot.
The Student Union organized the activity with the aim of enrich our college life. The students involved in the activity experienced the farm life and realized how laborious it is for farmers to harvest the ripe products.Since it is a significant activity, a great number of students had participated it. Students helped the farmers picking beans and fruits on the farm and helped them to carry the products to the farmers’markets. It was a really challenging and tiring job.
Now we all know that we need to cherish every product we purchased from the market, which is the most meaningful inspiration we get. And I really appreciate the hard work of farmers.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a news report to your school newspaper on a volunteer activity organized by your Student Union of visiting Hope Elementary School. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Hope Elementary School
Nowadays, there are an increasing number of studentsin college choosing to participate in various kinds of volunteer work. Last week the student union organized an activity of visiting a Hope Elementary School, which made a deep impression on me. It is with great satisfaction to see the positive development of the children in the Hope Elementary School.
By taking part in this activity, I learned more about what a Hope Elementary School can benefit children. Firstly, more opportunities are offered to them. The Hope Elementary school aims to help dropouts go back to school and improve educational conditions in poor regions. Secondly, The Hope Elementary School can contribute to the improvement of national quality. More and more children can have the chance to enjoy high-quality education resources.
In a word, I hope more and more Hope Elementary Schools can be built to benefit more and more children.
News Report One
(1)A nine yearold central California boy braved strong currents and cold water to swim fromSan Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back. A California television station inFresno reported Tuesday that James Savage set a record as the youngest swimmerto make the journey to the former prison. The TV station reported that bycompleting the swim the fourth grade student from Los Banyuls broke a recordpreviously held by a ten year old boy. James said that waves in the SanFrancisco Bay hitting him in the face thirty minutes into his swim made himwant to give up. His father said he had offered his son one hundred dollars asa reward. (2)To encourage his struggling son he doubled it to two hundreddollars. James pushed forward making it to Alcatraz island and back in alittle more than two hours. Alcatraz is over a mile from the mainland.
Questions 1 and 2are based on the news report you have just head.
1. What did theboy from central California do according to the report?
2. What did the father do to encourage his son?
1. A) He set a record by swimming to and from an island.
2. A) He doubled the reward.
News Report Two
On January 1, new regulations will come into effect whicheliminate an annual leave bonus for people who put off marrying until the ageof 23 for women and 25 for men the South China morning post reports. (3)The holidaybonus was designed to encourage young people to delay getting married in linewith China's one child policy.But with that policynow being abolished, this holiday incentive is no longernecessary the government says.In Shanghai, a youngcouple at a marriage registration office told the paper that they decided toregister their marriage as soon as possible to take advantage of the existingpolicy because an extra holiday was a big deal for them.In Beijing,one registration office had about 300 couples seeking to get married the dayafter the changes were announced, rather than the usual number of between 70and 80. (4)But one lawyer tells the paper that the changes still have to beadopted by local governments and these procedures take time.So peoplewho are rushing to register for marriage can relax.
Questions 3 and 4are based on the news report you have just head.
3.What was the purpose of the annual leave bonusin China?
4. What do we learn about the new regulations?
3. B) To encourage the late marriage.
4. D) They will not come into immediate effect.
News Report 3
(6) Everyone loves a goodhouse party, but the cleaning-up in the next morning isn’t as enjoyable. Now,however, a New Zealand based startup company aims to bring messy homes and evensplitting headaches back to normal. The probably named startup Morning-AfterMaids, was launched about a month ago in Auckland by roommates Rebecca Follyand Catherine Arthurs. Aside from cleaning-up, the two will also cookbreakfast, and even get coffee and painkillers for recovering marry makers. Althoughthey are both gainfully employed, they fit cleaning jobs into their nights andweekends, which is when their service is in most demand any way. Besides being floodedwith request from across the country, Folly and Arthurs have also receivedthe request from US and Canada to provide services there. (7)They arereportedly meeting with lawyers to see how best to take the business forward.
Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard.
5. what isthe news report mainly about?
6. what is acommon problem with a house party?
7. What areRebecca Folly and Catherine Arthurs planning to do?
5. A) Cleaning service ingreat demand all over the world.
6. B) It leaves the house in a mess.
7. D) Expand their business.
W: Kyle, (8)howdid your driver's theory exam go? It was yesterday, right?
M: Yes, I prepared as much as I could, butI was so nervous since it was my second try. The people who worked at the textcenter were very kind though, we had a little conversation which calmed me downa bit, and that was just what I needed. Then, after the exam, they printed outmy result, but I was afraid to open it until I was outside, it was such arelief to pass.
W: Congratulations. I knew you could do it!I guess you (9) underestimated how difficult itwould be the first time, didn’t you? I hear a lot of people make thatmistake and go in under-prepared. But good job in passing the second time. I'mso proud of you. Now, all you have to do next is your road test. Have you hadany lessons yet?
M: Yes, thanks, I'm so happy to be actuallyon the road now. (10)I have only had two drivinglessons so far, and my instructor is very understanding, so I'm really enjoyingit. And I can't wait for my next session. Although the lessons are ratherexpensive, 20 pounds an hour. And the instructor says I’ll needabout 30 to 40 lessons in total, that's what——6 to 8 hundred pounds. (11)So this time I’llneed to make a lot more effort and hopefully will be successful the first time.
W: Well, good luck.
8. What did the man do yesterday?
9. Why did he fail the exam the first time?
10 What did the man say about his drivinglessons?
11. What did the man hope to do next？
8. C) He took the driver’s theory exam.
9. A) He was not well prepared.
10. B) They are costly.
11. A) Pass his road test the first time.
M：EmmaI got accepted to the university of LEEDS since you're going to university inEngland. 12.Do you know how much it is for international students to studythere?
W：Congratulations.Yes, I believe for international students, you'll have to pay around 13,000pounds a year. It’s just a bit more than the local students.
M: okay, so that'sabout 17,000 dollars for the tuition and fees. anyway,13 I’m only going tobe there for a year doing my masters. So it's pretty good .If I stayed inthe US it take two years and cost at least 50,000 dollars in tuition alonealso, 14.I have a good chance of winning a scholarship at LEEDS, which wouldbe pretty awesome. The benefits of being a music genius.
W: Yeah,14. Iheard you're a talented piano player. So you're doing a postgraduate degreenow. I'm still in my last year graduating next June, finally, I’ll be done withmy studies and could go on to earning loads of money.
M: Are you stillplanning on being a teacher? No money in that job then.
W: You'd besurprised. 15.I'm still going to be a teacher. But the plan is towork at an international school overseas. After I get a year or so experience in England, It's better pay. And Iget to travel, which reminds me. I'm late for my class, and I’ve got somedocuments I need to print out first. I'd better run.
12. What does theman want to know?
13. What is theman going to do?
14. What mightqualify the man for a scholarship at LEEDS university?
15.What is thewoman planning to do after graduation?
12. C) Leeds’ tuition for international students
13. D) Pursue postgraduate studies
14. B) His outstanding musical talent
15. D) Teach overseas
(16) Scientistshave identified thousands of known ant species around the world—and only a few of them bug humans. Most ants live in the woods or out innature. There, they keep other creatures in check, distribute seeds, and cleandead and decaying materials from the ground.
Avery small percentage of ants do harm to humans. But those are incrediblychallenging to control. They are small enough to easily slip inside your house,live in colonies that number in the tens of thousands to the hundreds ofthousands, and reproduce quickly. Thatmakes them good at getting in, and hard to kick out. Once they settle in, theseinsects start affecting your home. In addition to biting ants, other speciescan cause different kinds of damage. (17) Some, like carpenter ants, can undermine a home structure, while others interferewith electrical units.
Unfortunately, our homes are very attractiveto ants, because they provide everything the colony needs to survive, such asfood, water, and shelter. So how can we prevent ants from getting into ourhomes? (18) Most important of all, avoid giving ants any access to food,particularly sugary food, because ants have a sweet tooth. We also need toclean up spills as soon as they occur and store food in airtight containers.Even garbage attracts ants, so empty your trash as often as possible, and storeyour outside garbage in a lidded can, well away from doors and windows.
Questions16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16.What does the passage say about ants?
17.What do we learn from the passage about carpenter ants?
18.What can we do to prevent ants from getting into our homes?
16. C) Only a few species cause trouble to humans.
17. B) They can cause damageto people's homes.
18. A) Deny them access to any food.
(19)My research focus is on what happens to our immunesystem as we age. So the jobof the immune system is to fight infections. It also protects us from virusesand from auto immune diseases. Weknow that as we get older， it's easier for us toget infections. So older adultshave more chances of falling ill. Thisis evidence that our immune system really doesn't function so well when we age. In most of our work when we're lookingat older adults who've got an illness, we always have to have health controls. So we work very closely with a greatgroup of volunteers called the 1000 elders. Thesevolunteers are all 65 or over but in good health. (20)They come to the university toprovide us with blood samples to be interviewed and help us carry out a wholerange of research. (21)The real impact of our research isgoing to be on health in old age. Atthe moment we're living much longer. Lifeexpectancy is increasing at 2 years for every decade. That means an extra 5 hours a day. I want to make sure that older adultsare still able to enjoy their old age and that they're not spending time in hospitalwith infections feeling unwell and being generally weak. We want people to be healthy even whenthey are old.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage youhave just heard.
19. What is the focus of the speaker’s research?
20. Whatare the volunteers asked to do in the research?
21. Whatdoes the speaker say will be the impact of his research?
19. D) The change in people’s immune system as they get older.
20. B) Offer blood samples.
21. C) Helping improve old people’s health conditions.
When Ted Komada started teaching 14 years ago at Kilip Elementaryhe didn't know how to manage a classroom and was struggling to connect with students. (22)He noticed a couple of days afterschool that a group of kids would get together to play chess. "Iknow how to play chess; let me go and show these kids how to do it," he said. Now Komada coach this school's chessteam. The whole program startedas a safe place for kids to come after school. (23)And this week dozens of thosestudents are getting ready to head out to Nashville Tennessee to compete withabout 5000 other young people at the SuperNationals of chess. The competition only happens every 4years and the last time the team went, they won the third place in the nation. Komada says chess gives him and hisstudents control. The school hasthe highest number of kids from low-income families. Police frequent the areaday and night as 2 months ago a young man was shot just down the street. (25)Komada likes to teach hisstudents that they should think about their move before they do it. The lessons prove valuable outside theclassroom as well. Many parentssee these lessons translate into the real world. Students are more likely to thinkabout their actions and see whether they will lead to trouble.
22. What did Ted Komadanotice one day after he started teaching at Kilip Elementary?
23. What aredozens of students from Komada's school going to do this week.
24. What do welearn about the students of Kilip Elementary?
25. What have thestudents learned from Komada?
22. D) A group of kids were playing chess after school.
23. C) Participate in a national chess competition.
24. A) Most of them come from low-income families.
25.B) Think twice before taking action.
Section A: 1-7
1. B) Safety concerns.
2. D) It plays an important role in thenation’s economy.
3. C) To rescue two sick American workers.
4. A) The darkness and cold.
5. D) With a full-sized helicopter.
6. B ) He has rich experience in flying.
7. C ) Do something fun and creative.
Section B: 8-15
8. D) To arrange the delivery of a package.
9. C) She is not at home.
10. B) He will be working somewhere else.
11. A) Sign her name.
12. B) Study abroad
13. C) Rather depressed
14. D) He has to finish an assignment
15. A)Say goodbye to the woman at the airport
Section C: 16-25
16. C）Its height changes with each volcanic eruption.
17. D) They make good fields for farming.
18. B) They feed on certain small mammals.
19. A) He is self-employed.
20. B) Loving the work they do.
21. A) It does not come to anything without hard work.
22. C) It evolved in the mid-1970s.
23. C) She hated to see her idling about.
24. A) After she started teaching English.
25. B) It has made her happy and energetic.
标题：The center of 开头
答案：26-30 HAGDI 31-35 NJEBK
26. H) migrated
27. A) bid
28. G) legislation
29. D) dominance
30. I) replace
31. N) sponsor
32. J) represent
33. E) fleets
34. B) contrast
35. K) restrictive
答案：36-40 IGDNA 41-45 KHFMC
Passage 1——In the classic开头
46. A) They may not guarantee a lasting marriage.
47. D) They are more likely to contract serious illness than their wives.
48. B) They are more likely to be get divorced.
49. A) They are more accustomed to receiving care.
50. C) Providing extra care for divorced women.
Passage 2——If you were开头
51. B) Unhappy
52. A) It is related to the way our memorial work.
53. D) Similar pronunciation of names.
54. D) It most often occurs within a relationship group.
55. C) They communicate more with their children.
Just because they can’t sing opera or ride a bicycle开头
26-30 CIKJA 31-35 BOGFM
26. C) brutal
27. I) image
28. K) refined
29. J) literally
30. A) acquired
31. B) adaptations
32. O) thrive
33. G) habitats
34. F) extends
35. M) speculate
标题：Living with parents edges out other livingarrangements for 18- to 34-year-olds
36-40 HEGBK 41-45 FIHJG
Passage 1——According to开头
46. D) They are just as intelligent and innovative as men.
47. C) Their failures may have something to do with family duties.
48. B) Gender bias.
49. C) The public is undecided about whether it will have more women leaders.
50. A) A woman in the highest position of government.
Passage 2——People have grown开头
51. B) There has been a marked increase in most counties.
52. C) It impacts more on an indigo than on a population.
53. A) They tend to live longer.
54. B) They are actually shorter than their earlier generations.
55. D) Ensure our children grow up in an ideal environment.
26-30 GMALC 31-35 FJOIE
26. G) habitats
27. M) stripped
28. A) create
29. L) stretches
30. C) eventually
31. F) exterior
32. J) investment
33. O) victim
35. E) exploring
标题：Make Stuff, Fail, And Learn While You’re At It
36-40 ELHFA 41-45 JGNDI
Passage 1——Most kids开头
46. D)Exhibit their artistic creations in an old house.
47. D) They are mostly passers-by.
48. B) They expressed their thoughts in graffiti on the theme of each session.
49. A) It is a historic site that attracts tourists and artists.
50. D)It has created some meaningful artistic works.
51. A) Patients may not be able to carry them through for effective cure.
52. C) Their easy and inexpensive access by patients.
53. A) Online CBT programs are no more effective than regular care from physicians.
54. B) Their effectiveness should not be overestimated.
55. D) Human interaction
Lanterns, originated in the Eastern Han Dynasty, were used mostly for lighting at first. In the Tang Dynasty, people used red lanterns to celebrate a stable life. Since then, lanterns have become popular in many parts of China. Lanterns, usually made of colorful thin paper, come in various shapes and sizes. In traditional Chinese culture, red lanterns symbolize the prosperity of life and business, usually hung during the Spring Festival, Lantern Festival and National Day. Today, red lanterns can be seen in many other parts of the world.
Lion dance as the Chinese traditional folkperformance has more than 2,000 years of history. In the lion dance, the twoperformers share a lion costume. One moves its head, and the other moves itsbody and tail. They work together skillfully, mimicking the lion's movements.The lion is the king of beasts, symbolizing happiness and good luck, so peopleusually perform the lion dance during the Spring Festival and other festivals.Lion dance can also be seen on other important occasions, such as storeopenings and wedding ceremonies, which often attract large crowds.
Paper-cutting is a unique and special form of Chinesefolk art, with a history of 2,000 years. Paper-cutting is likely to come fromthe Han Dynasty, after the paper was invented. Since then, it has gainedpopularity in the famous places in China. The materials and tools used forpaper cutting are simple: paper and a knife. Paper-cut works are usually madeof red paper, because red is associated with happiness in traditional Chineseculture. Therefore, in weddings, Chinese New Year and other festive occasions,red-colored paper-cutting is the first choice to decorate doors and windows.