A 14-year-old boy from the USA was described as a hero yesterday after he saved the life of a woman in another country。
Passage One 57. C The suitcase can be fixed in time.
Dean Bluey from Dallas，Texas，was a school boy who has much 1 in computer.One day，he 2 an email to a friend on the Internet.Suddenly he received a message saying “Help！Pain！Help！。“The message was from Finland， 3 kilometers away from America。
58 D They realized that science and technology alone were no guarantee for a better world.
Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
“I didn‘t know 4 I should do，”Dean said to a reporter afterwards。“It was really difficult to tell if the message was real。”So Dean did nothing at first。 5 the message kept coming。
59 C America is lagging behind in the STEMS disciplines.
“By then it was easy to see that someone was in trouble，”Dean explained。 He 6 and discovered that the sender was a student called Tarja，who was alone in a university library。 She was ill。 What was 7 ，there was no phone around her。 Her only way of communicating with the world was by email。 Dean got in touch 8 the police immediately。 And they realized that the situation was quite serious。 They called the police in Finland。 Then an ambulance rushed to the library。 9 ，she was still alive and was sent to the hospital quickly。
60 A Insufficient funding.
Directions: In this section, you will hear two long conversations. At the end of each conversation, you will hear some questions. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1with a single line through the centre.
“I‘m glad she’s OK，”Dean said。 “It‘s hard to believe，but 10 saved her life。“
61 B Whether a deleted photo is immediately removed from .Passage Two
（ ）1.A。 interest B。 interested C。 interesting D。 interests
62 B The way they store data.63 C When the URL is reused.
Questions 1 to 4 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
（ ）2.A。 sent B。 sends C。 was sending D。 is sending
64 A solve virtually existing all problem
1. A) He invented the refrigerator. C) He was admitted to a university.
（ ）3.A。 thousand B。 thousand of C。 thousands D。 thousands of
65 D They realized that science and technology alone were no guarantee for a better world.
B) He patented his first invention. D) He got a degree in Mathematics.
（ ）4.A。 how B。 what C。 where D。 when
66 C America is lagging behind in the STEMS disciplines.
2. A) He started to work on refrigeration.
（ ）5.A。 So B。 And C。 But D。 As
B) He became a professor of Mathematics.
（ ）6.A。 telephoned B。 replied C。 found D。 talked
C) He fell in love with Natasha Willoughby.
（ ）7.A。 better B。 worse C。 harder D。 easier
D) He distinguished himself in low temperature physics.
（ ）8.A。 with B。 on C。 to D。 at
3. A) Discovering the true nature of subatomic particles.
（ ）9.A。 Hardly B。 Happily C。 Luckily D。 Carefully
B) Their explanation of the laws of cause and effect.
（ ）10.A。 a boy B。 doctors C。 the police D。 email
【词汇】 考生应认知3 000个单词，并熟练掌握其中的1 800个单词及其基本的搭配。
C) Their work on very high frequency radio waves.
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D) Laying the foundations of modern mathematics.
4. A) To have a three-week holiday. C) To patent his inventions.
B) To spend his remaining years. D) To teach at a university.
Questions 5 to 8 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
5. A) The injury of some students.
B) A school bus crash on the way.
C) The collapse of a school building.
D) A fire that broke out on a school campus.
6. A) Teaching. C) Having lunch.
B) On vacation. D) Holding a meeting.
7. A) A malfunctioning stove. C) Violation of traffic rules.
B) Cigarettes butts left by workers. D) Negligence in school maintenance.
8. A) Sent a story to the local newspaper.
B) Threw a small Thanksgiving party.
C) Baked some cookies as a present.
D) Wrote a personal letter of thanks.
Directions: In this section, you will hear two passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the passage you have just heard.
9. A) It is a trait of a generous character. C) It is an indicator of high intelligence.
B) It is a reflection of self-esteem. D) It is a sign of happiness and confidence.
10. A) It was self-defeating. C) It was the essence of comedy.
B) It was aggressive. D) It was something admirable.
11. A) It is a double-edged sword. C) It is a unique gift of human beings.
B) It is a feature of a given culture. D) It is a result of both nature and nurture.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the passage you have just heard.
12. A) She is a tourist guide. C) She is a domestic servant.
B) She is an interpreter. D) She is from the royal family.
13. A) It is situated at the foot of a beautiful mountain.
B) It was used by the family to hold dinner parties.
C) It was frequently visited by heads of state.
D) It is furnished like one in a royal palace.
14. A) It is elaborately decorated. C) It is very big, with only six slim legs.
B) It has survived some 2,000 years. D) It is shaped like an ancient Spanish boat.
15. A) They are interesting to look at.
B) They have lost some of their legs.
C) They do not match the oval table at all.
D) They are uncomfortable to sit in for long.
Directions: In this section, you will hear recordings of lectures or talks followed by some questions. The recordings will be played only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Now listen to the following recording and answer questions 16 to 19.
16. A) They investigate the retirement homes in America.
B) They are on issues facing senior citizens in America.
C) They describe the great pleasures of the golden years.
D) They are filled with fond memories of his grandparents.
17. A) The loss of the ability to take care of himself.
B) The feeling of not being important any more.
C) Being unable to find a good retirement home.
D) Leaving the home he had lived in for 60 years.
18. A) The loss of identity and self-worth.
B) Fear of being replaced or discarded.
C) Freedom from pressure and worldly cares.
D) The possession of wealth and high respect.
19. A) The urgency of pension reform.
B) Medical care for senior citizens.
C) Finding meaningful roles for the elderly in society.
D) The development of public facilities for senior citizens.
Now listen to the following recording and answer questions 20 to 22.
20. A) It seriously impacts their physical and mental development.
B) It has become a problem affecting global economic growth.
C) It is a common problem found in underdeveloped countries.
D) It is an issue often overlooked by parents in many countries.
21. A) They will live longer. C) They get along well with people.
B) They get better pay. D) They develop much higher IQs.
22. A) Appropriated funds to promote research of nutrient-rich foods.
B) Encouraged breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life.
C) Recruited volunteers to teach rural people about health and nutrition.
D) Targeted hunger-relief programs at pregnant women and young children.
Now listen to the following recording and answer questions 23 to 25.
23. A) The guaranteed quality of its goods.
B) The huge volume of its annual sales.
C) The service it provides to its customers.
D) The high value-to-weight ratio of its goods.
24. A) Those having a taste or smell component.
B) Products potentially embarrassing to buy.
C) Those that require very careful handling.
D) Services involving a personal element.
25. A) Those who live in the virtual world.
B) Those who have to work long hours.
C) Those who are used to online transactions.
D) Those who don’t mind paying a little more.
1． — Hello, could I speak to Mr. Smith, please?
A. Who are you? B. Who’s there?
C. Who could I help? D. Who’s speaking?
2. — I believe we’ve met somewhere before.
— No, ____________________.
A. it isn’t the same B. it can’t be true
C. I don’t think so D. I’d rather not
The United States covers a large part of the North American continent. Its neighbors are Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. Although the United States is a big country, it is not the largest in the world. In 2000, its population was over 222 million.
When this land first became a nation, after winning its independence from England, it had thirteen states. Each of the states was represented on the American flag by a star. All these states were in the eastern part of the continent. As the nation grew toward the west, new states were added and new stars appeared on the flag. For a long time, there were 48 stars. In 1959, however, two more stars were added to the flag, representing the new states of Alaska and Hawaii.
Indians were the first people of the land which is now the United States. There are still many thousands of Indians now living in all parts of the country. Sometimes it is said that the Indians are “the only real Americans”. Most Americans come from all over the world. Those who came first in greatest numbers to make their homes on the eastern coast of North America were mostly from England. It is for that reason that the language of the United States is English and that its culture and customs are more like those of England than those of any other country in the world.
- Which of the following is TRUE?
A. America is the largest country in the world.
B. The United States lies next to Canada and Mexico.
C. America covers most part of the North American continent.
D. Mexico is to the north of Canada.
- After winning its independence, the United States _________.
A. had nothing to do with England
B. made India part of its land
C. mainly developed westward
D. took over parts of Canada and Mexico
8. The United States didn’t have ______ states until ________.
A. thirteen; 1959
B. fifty; 1959
C. fifty; this land first became a nation
- Why is English the language of America?
A. English is the native language of the Indians.
B. Most Americans come from all over the world.
C. Canada is America’s nearest neighbor.
D. Most of the people who first settled in America were from England.
- The best title for the passage is “ _________”.
A. the States of America
B. The language of America
C. The United States of America
D. The Culture and Customs of America
16. I tried to put _____ a telephone call to him, but his line was always busy.
A. over B. into C. away D. through
17. I hadn’t seen him for years, but I ______________ his voice on the telephone.
A. realized B. recognized C. discovered D. heard
18. Neither Bill nor his parents __________ at home.
A. is B. has C. are D. was
19. If you don’t want to get wet, you had better ________ this umbrella with you.
A. take B. to take C. taken D. for taking
A survey was carried out last year by the British Medical Association, an organization of doctors. It shows that most people do not do 21 exercise. In 1995, 60% of people walked more than one mile a day. Now, that number has fallen 22 to only 20%. 23___ more people are going to the gym, fewer people are walking. Doctors say we need 24 for 20 minutes three times a week. 25 is an easy form of exercise that everyone can do. If you walk one mile each day, you 26 your health very quickly. Doctors say we ___27___ to tackle this problem head on and try 28 people healthier because not doing enough exercise is responsible 29 many of the country’s health problems. Doctors suggest you go 30 a walk every day after dinner.
A. few B. little C. some D. enough
A. greatly B. slightly C. easily D. slowly
A. So B. Therefore C. Although D. But
A. exercising B. to exercise C. exercised D. to exercising
A. Walked B. To walk C. To walking D. Walking
A. will improve B. improve C. improving D. improved
A. can B. need C. must D. will
A. making B. make C. to make D. made
A. to B. on C. at D. for
A. at B. for C. to D. with
31. I will finish reading this book in a week.
32. You should look around before you cross the street.
- D 2.C 3~5（略）
- B 7. C 8. B 9. D 10. C 11~15.（略）
- D 17. B 18. C 19. A
D 22. A 23. C 24. B 25. D
A 27. B 28. C 29. D 30. B