1-5 ADACB 6-10 DBDCA
16-20 BCDCA 21-25 BDBBB
S8 High school physical education was difficult, because all of the equipment was too big for the then five-year-old student
S9 that in graduate school he's studying how to make them think like people.
S10 Michael is smart, but he is like every other kid.
1 W: Simon, could you return the tools I lent you for building the bookshelf last month?
M: Eh, well, I hate to tell you this, but I can’t seem to find them.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
2 W: I found an expensive diamond ring in the restroom this morning.
M: If I were you, I’d turn it to the Security Office. It’s behind the Administration Building.
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
3 W: I’m going to Martha’s house. I have a paper to complete and I need to use her computer.
M: Why don’t you buy one yourself? Think how much time you could save!
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
4 W: Daddy, I’ve decided to give up science and go to Business School.
M: Well, it’s your choice, as long as you pay your own way. But I shall warn you: not everyone with a business degree will make a successful manager.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
5 W: I just read in the newspaper that the Lord of Rings is this year’s greatest hit. Why don’t we go and see it at the Grand Cinema?
M: Don’t you think that cinema is a little out of the way?
Q: What does the man mean?
6 W: Bob said that Seattle is a great place for conferences.
M: He is certainly in a position to make that comment. He has been there so often.
Q: What does the man say about Bob?
7 W: Mr. Watson, I wonder whether it’s possible for me to take a vacation early next month?
M: Did you fill out a Request Form?
Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
8 M: Do you want to go to the lecture this weekend? I hear the guy who is going to deliver the lecture spent a year living in the rain forest.
W: Great! I am doing a report on the rain forest. Maybe I can get some new information to add to it.
Q: What does the woman mean?
9 W: Well, I do like this campus, all the big tress, the green lawns, and the old buildings with tall columns. It’s really beautiful.
M: It sure is. The architecture of these buildings is in the Greek style. It was popular in the 18th century here.
Q: What are the speakers talking about?
10 M: This article is nothing but advertising for our housing developers. I don’t think the houses for sale are half that good.
W: Come on, David! Why so negative? We are thinking of buying a home, aren’t we? Just a trip to look at the place won’t cost us much.
Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?
W: You know, John, I’m getting quite worried about Maria.
M: Why? What happened, honey?
W: Well, I was speaking to her teacher, Mary, today after school. She told me that Maria rarely finishes her homework and when she does…well…the standard is often pretty poor.
M: Maybe I’d better have a word with her then.
W: Yeah, I think so. I wouldn’t like this little girl to be spoiled, you know.
M: It’s not my fault.
W: I didn’t mean that.
M: No, you didn’t.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the longer conversation you have just heard.
11. Who is the man’s wife?
12. Who had a conversation today?
13. What were they mainly talking about?
14. What is the woman complaining about at last?
15. Who does the woman think is to blame?
You can tell the age of a tree by counting its rings. But these records of a trees’ life really say a lot more.
Scientists are using tree rings to learn what’s been happening on the sun’s surface for the last ten thousand years. Each ring represents a year of growth. As the tree grows, it adds a layer to its trunk taking up chemical elements from the air. By looking at the elements in the rings from the given year, scientists can tell what elements were in the air that year.
Dr. Stevenson is analyzing one element - carbon-14 in rings from both living and dead trees. Some of the rings go back almost ten thousand years to the end of the Ice Age. When Stevenson followed the carbon-14 trail back in time, he found carbon-14 levels change with the intensity of solar burning. You see, the sun has cycles. Sometimes it burns fiercely, at other times, it’s relatively calm. During the sun’s violent periods, it throws off charged particles in fast moving strings called solar winds. The particles interfere with the formation of carbon-14 on earth. When there’s more solar wind activity, less carbon-14 is produced. Ten thousand years of tree rings show that the carbon-14 level rises and falls about every 420 years.
The scientists concluded that solar wind activity must follow the same cycle.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. What is the purpose of the scientists in studying tree rings?
17. What affects the amount of carbon-14 on earth?
18. What do we learn from the passage about solar wind activity?
Do you remember a time when people were a little nicer and gentler with each other? I certainly do. And I feel that much of the world has somehow gotten away from that. Too often I see people rushing into elevators without giving those inside the chance to get off first, or never saying thank you when others hold the door open for them. We get lazy, and in our laziness, we think that something like a simple thank-you doesn’t really matter. But it can matter very much. The fact is that no matter how nicely we dress or how beautifully we decorate our homes, we can’t be truly elegant without good manners, because elegance and good manners always go hand in hand.
In fact, I think of good manners as a sort of hidden beauty secret. Haven’t you noticed that the kindest, most generous people seem to keep getting prettier? It’s funny how that happens. But it does!
Take the long lost art of saying thank you, like wearing a little make-up, or making sure your hair is neat. Getting into the habit of saying thank you can make you feel better about yourself. Good manners add to your image while an angry face makes the best dressed person look ugly.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. What is the passage mainly about?
20. What does the speaker say about the people of the past?
21. According to the speaker, how can we best improve our image?
"Where is the university?" is the question many visitors to Cambridge ask. But no one could point at any one direction because there is no campus. The university consists of 31 self-governing colleges. It has lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, museums and offices throughout the city.
Individual colleges choose their own students who have to meet their minimum entrance requirements set by the university. And the graduates usually live and study in their colleges but they are taught in very full groups. Lectures and laboratories and practical work are organized by the university and held in university buildings.
There are over ten thousand undergraduates and three thousand five hundred post-graduates. About 40% of them are women and some 8% from overseas. As well as teaching, research is of major importance. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, more than sixty university members have won Nobel Prizes.
The university has a huge number of buildings for teaching and research. It has more than 60 specialist subject libraries as well as the university library, which as the copy-right library, is entitled to a copy of every book published in Britain.
Examinations are set and degrees are awarded by the university. It allowed women to take university exams in 1881, but it was not until 1948 that they were awarded degrees.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. Why is it difficult for visitors to locate Cambridge University?
23. What does the passage tell us about the colleges of Cambridge University?
24. What can be learnt from the passage about the libraries in Cambridge University?
25. What does the passage tell us about women students at Cambridge University?
Now, the passage will be read for the first time.
Very few people can get a college degree before 11, but Michael was an exception. He started high school when he was 5, finishing in just nine months. He became the (S01) world’s youngest college graduate when he was 10 years and 4 months old, earning an (S02) Architecture degree. Now at 11 Michael's working on a master's degree in (S03) artificial intelligence.
But Michael's (S04) success hasn't always come easy. (S05) Despite his intelligence, he still lacks important life (S06) experiences. In one class, he had to struggle to understand (S07) romantic novels, because, he says, "I'm 11. I've never been in love before." Another challenge was his size. (S08) High school physical education was difficult, because all of the equipment was too big for the then five-year-old student.
He likes computers so much (S09) that in graduate school he's studying how to make them think like people. He wants to make robots do all the heavy tasks. (S10) Michael is smart, but he is like every other kid.
Now, the passage will be read again.
Now, the passage will be read for a third time.
Passage1 : BBDAD
Passage2 : CDABC
Passage3 : BABCD
Passage4 : ADDAD
CBADC, BABCD, CABCC, CBABB, CDAAC, CDBAB
S1. whether or not one was a native speaker.
S2. The same status as their counterparts.
S3. Ones who can teach and have the required English level.
S4. Non-native English teachers have been liberated. Or: It singled out the unqualified.
S5. qualified English teachers because they were non-native speakers.
I am writing to you for your kindness help. Last weekend, my bag was possibly left in your hotel.
If you get some information about my bag, I wish you can call my as soon as possible. Thank you.
Obviously, you can tell my bag from others quickly. First, the color of my bag is yellow, which is an eye-catching character. Second, my E-mail is to be easily found on cover of the bag ---- firstname.lastname@example.org, and you know this is the address I sent you. In addition, my credit card, my ID card, and 10,000 RMB are in it.
From what has been described above, I may safely draw the conclusion that this bag is of great importance to me. Oh, god! Please!! It is widely reported that your hotel is one of the best hotels in the world. Certainly, there is little doubt that further attention will be paid to this issue.