1．Where probably are the speakers?
A．At a harvest festival． B．At a country hotel． C．At a wine factory．
2．Who volunteered to give help?
A．Kate． B．Alex． C．The woman．
3．What is Maggie’s greatest talent?
A．Solving problems． B．Hiring good staff
C．Discovering new talent．
4．What does the woman want to know about the typewriter?
A．The brand． B．The price． C．The condition．
5．What does the man probably want to do?
A．Make a phone call． B．Have a meal． C．Book a room．
6．What do we know about the woman’s professor?
A．He wants to change the world． B．He works very hard．
C．He teaches biology．
7．What is the professor’s attitude towards genetic engineering?
A．Concerned． B．Optimistic． C．Excited．
8．Why does the man make the call?
A．To apologize． B．To make complaints．
C．To teach the woman a lesson．
9．Why did the man shout at the woman?
A．She embarrassed him．
B．She tore up his jacket．
C．She dirtied his clothes．
10．What does the man do most of the night?
A．Have dreams． B．Observe stars. C．Do research．
11．Why is the man so tired?
A．He had trouble going to sleep．
B．He took too many classes．
C．He didn’t get enough sleep．
12．What does the woman advise the man to do?
A．Sleep early． B．Have a treatment．
C．Take a walk before sleep．
13．What is the grand prize for the winner?
A．Some cash and a free trip．
B．A set of books．
C．A set of DVDs．
14．How many muscles does a cat have in each ear?
A．32． B．33． C．34．
15．Which is the largest animal on the earth?
A．A shark． B．An elephant． C．A blue whale．
16．What will the woman do?
A．Buy a wallet． B．Have a trip． C．Show off her bags．
17．How soon will people depart from Sydney Airport?
A．10 minutes later． B．12 minutes later． C．30 minutes later．
18．How much does a taxi trip to the city cost?
A．$2．50． B．$6． C．$12．
19．Where can passengers get hotel booking service?
A．At the Travelers Information Service．
B．Just outside the terminal building．
C．At the Customs Hall．
20．What must passengers pay if they leave on the next international flight?
A．Hotel fees． B．A departure tax． C．Information service fee．
Sea of Light
As a child in Laguna Beach，Richard Salas often wished he could swim through the tide pools and the underwater world．
A photography class in high school gave his life new purpose，and further studies at the Brooks Institute of Photography inspired Salas to take his love for the ocean in a new direction．
Join the Santa Barbara photographer as he records the undersea beauty of California’s Channel Islands．For the last five years Salas has braved the cold waters and unpredictable currents to create a collection of portraits and seascapes．Not content to simply record the well-known life forms，Salas uses dramatic lighting to uncover a world of never-ending color and texture(纹理)that is inhabited by personalities ranging from the funny to file evil．
Copies of Richard Salas’s book Sea of Light will be for sale at Pacific Collections and there will be a book signing after the lecture．
21．According to the text，Salas________．
A．developed a love for oceans at college
B．had a gift for photography in his childhood
C．couldn’t find the direction of his life
D．recorded the undersea beauty through hard work
22．What can we know about Aquarium Event?
A．You can go there in the morning．
B．It will be free for everyone．
C．The tickets can be bought online．
D．Nobody can get Salas’s signature．
23．What is the advertisement about?
A．A course of the tide pools．
B．A photographer’s lecture and book on seas．
C．A photography class in a high schoo1．
D．A journey to California’s Channel Islands．
At 65，most people are thinking about getting a senior citizen bus pass．But for Montana woman Ethel MacDonald，who’s now a great-grandmother，that’s when she took up tour cycling．
“I like what I like to do without having to wait for someone else to be ready，”explains the 78-year-old-great-grandmother．The appeal of biking alone on the open road，she says，is“just feeling like I’m my own boss．”
She began tour cycling in 2003，beginning with France’s Atlantic coast．Aside from trips round her native United States，she’s wheeled her way through the Netherlands，Germany，Belgium，Scandinavia and beyond．
Her companion on her Ireland trip is a pink Brompton folding bike，which she’s used on five trips around the us south．She keeps another bike with a friend for her tours of mainland Europe．This seasoned biker reckons she’s traveled at least 10，000 miles．“Usually my trips are close to 1,000 miles in three to four weeks．”MacDonald says．
She uses online travel communities Warm Showers and Couchsurfing to find a place to stay，and hosts guests herself at her home in Missoula，Montana．Warm Showers is exclusively(专门地)for touring cyclists while Couchsurfing is for any travelers wanting to meet new people or open their homes to others．By August 2016，MacDonald estimated that she’d stayed with 165 hosts and hosted around 200 guests of her own．“It saves a pile of money，”she admits．“But far beyond that，the real value is the people you meet，the inspiration you get from each other，the memories，the connections．”
She keeps a scrapbook(剪贴簿)filled with photos and notes from all the people she’s met at home and abroad，and keeps in touch with her friends worldwide through Facebook and email．When traveling，she particularly loves the“big cultural exchange”that comes with spending each night with a new host with a different perspective on the world．
For anyone who wants to follow in her footsteps．her advice is simple．“Just do it．”
24．What does the second paragraph mainly tell us?
A．The history of her tour cycling．
B．The reason for her taking up tour cycling．
C．The range of her tour cycling．
D．The equipment for her tour cycling．
25．What nationality is Ethel MacDonald?
A．Belgium． B．France． C．America． D．Germany．
26．Which of the following can replace the underlined word“seasoned”in Paragraph 4?
A．Healthy． B．Wealthy． C．Retired． D．Experienced．
27．How does Ethel MacDonald find a place to stay?
A．Through online travel communities． B．By keeping a scrapbook．
C．Through Facebook and email． D．By writing a letter．
A few years ago，Douglas Long was helping to identify some fish caught off the Pacific coast of Central America in 2010．Among the images were those of a mysterious pitch black shark．Interested，he asked the researcher to lend him the preserved specimens(样本)so that his team could study the fish in detail．
When the shark specimens arrived，the researchers immediately suspected that they had came across a new species．To prove，they turned to shark expert Victoria Vasquez for help．On December 21，2015，the team was finally able to prove that their initial guess had been correct．
According to Vasquez，the black sharks belong to the lantern shark family．Though each species has its own unique features，they all share one feature—the ability to glow in the dark．
Though there are over 40 known species of lantern sharks swimming in our oceans，they manage to keep a low profile because of their small size and tendency to stay in deep waters. Vasquez says the new species features tiny photospheres(发光点)that glow throughout its body．The black sharks have other distinguishing 1antern shark features like spines on their fins as well as a different set of teeth on each jaw．
The researchers said that once it was proved that this was a new species they had come up with two names．They settled on a name as an honor to Peter Benchley，the now dead author of the classic book and movie“Jaws．”To come with a more fun common name，Vasquez decided to consult her four young cousins．After some thought，the group that ranged from 8 to 15 suggested the fish be called“Super Ninja Shark．”The researchers named it Ninja! It was the perfect name for the fish whose uniform black skin and fine photospheres make it nearly invisible in the deep dark oceans．
28．Who proved the black shark a new species?
A．Douglas Long． B．The researchers．
C．Victoria Vasquez． D．Peter Benchley．
29．According to the text，black sharks____________．
A．are of large size
B．can glow all over the body
C．tend to stay in shallow waters
D．have a similar set of teeth on each jaw
30．Why did the researchers name the new species Ninja?
A．To honor Peter Benchley．
B．To please the young people．
C．To protect the sea species．
D．To show its invisible feature perfectly．
31．What can be a suitable title for the text?
A．A new species of lantern sharks．
B．The unique ability of sharks．
C．Mysterious underwater sharks．
D．New names for a black shark．
According to a report by the United Nations，54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and it predicts that by 2050，this figure will have increased to around 70 percent．But as more and more people migrate from the countryside to the city to get better opportunities，they can end up with nowhere to live．
This is true in places such as Rio de Janeiro，where migrants can’t rent or buy a home，and they end up building their own communities and houses on unoccupied land．These are called shanty towns—poor communities where the houses are built out of cheap materials—and often don’t have any electricity or water supply．
These are，of course，not the megacities(大城市)of the future we want to see．Some serious urban planning is needed to make our cities of the future good，safe and modern places to live in．This involves improving the infrastructure(基础设施)，the housing conditions and also the opportunities for education and employment．
Something urban planners are looking at now is the creation of“smart cities”．According to John Rossant，founder and chairman of the non-profit organization New Cities Foundation，technology is the way forward．He thinks that it's generally accepted that“cloud computing， ubiquitous internet，robust 5G networks etc，will transform our cities．”He says technology is really“a game changer”，in urbanisation．It would collect large amounts of data about how a city is performing and may improve how a city functions.
This may sound like a utopian(乌托邦似的)view．For now，some big cities around the world are trying out more low—tech schemes to try and make them desirable places to live and work in．Building shared—ownership housing and improving public transport are some ways. And encouraging cycling and building bike lanes can keep the population healthy and cut down on smog．What would make your city a better place to live in?
32．What’s the text mainly about?
A．The city of the future． B．The increase of the population．
C．Urban construction． D．The function of smart cities．
33．Why does the author mention Rio de Janeiro in Paragraph 2?
A．To show the growth of the world population．
B．To show the problems in urbanization．
C．To show poor living conditions of the city．
D．To show financial trouble of the city．
34．What plays an important role in the creation of smart cities?
A．Technology． B．Urban planning．
C．The infrastructure of the city． D．Opportunities for education．
35．What can we know from the last paragraph?
A．High-tech plans can be easily realized．
B．Public transport is well developed in cities．
C．Shared-ownership houses make no sense．
D．Ways of low-tech are available at present．
Smog is a health concern in many areas，such as China’s capital．Beijing started the New Year with heavy smog hanging over the city．The skies seemed darker than usual，resulting from the thick clouds mixing with smoke and air pollution．Beijing residents were forced to wear protection from the heavy smog when traveling． 36 Masks help keep them from breathing the small pieces of unhealthy particulates floating in the air．But China’s capital is not alone．Heavy smog has forced more than 60 cities to declare health alerts so far this year．
37 The smog has led to delays of airline flights，problems involving shipping and port operations，and school closings in the north and center of the country．In early January，more than 2,000 people were forced to stay on a cruise ship for two days because of smog．
The environmentalists say the smog is coming from coal-burning factories and power stations．Both the large industrial plants and small stoves are responsible for China’s air pollution．Coal-burning power plants in both China and the United States are responsible for about 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions． 38
In December 2016，the Chinese government released new，five-year targets for cutting its huge coal production． 39 Chinese officials are trying to restrict the use of coal in the very cold，northern parts of the country．Recently，the government announced plans to establish a new police force．Its officers will deal with environmental crimes as part of efforts to clean up the air and punish repeat polluters．The government has invested billions in clean energy．40
A．Many families have bought air cleaners．
B．The smog has resulted in many serious problems．
C．Many people wore a mask to cover their nose and mouth．
D．The plan is to reduce the coal production capacity．
E．One way to solve smog is increasing the regulation of automobiles．
F．The investment will cut back on the need for imported oil and gas，as well as coal．
G．Studies have linked the emissions to rising temperatures in Earth’s atmosphere．
Though Dad looked tired and weak，his smile was as sure as ever．It was another 41 of pneumonia(肺炎)．My husband and I stayed with him for the 42 but had to return to our jobs by Monday morning．Local relatives would see that Dad was home from the hospital，and they would visit him 43 ，prepare his meals and take him to his doctor appointments．But I 44 to be able to let him know that we 45 ，too，even when we weren’t with him．
Then I remembered a family 46 I started when our children were small．When leaving their grandparents’home after a visit，each child would 47 a love note in the house for them to 48 after we were gone．They hid notes somewhere．For days after our 49 ，their grandparents would 50 as they discovered these reminders of our love．
So as I 51 Dad’s rooms，I began writing notes．Some were 52 ．“Dad，I put the milk in the fridge so it wouldn’t 53 ．”Some expressed my love．“Dad，I hope you sleep well in your new bed．”Most notes were 54 where he would lived for several weeks until he regained 55 ，but one note I hid upstairs under his pillow．“Dad，if you have found this note，you must be feeling better．We are so 56 ！”
While others cared for Dad’s daily 57 ，we，of course，would stay in touch by phone．But our notes were a 58 reminder of our love and concern for him during this recovery period．Just like his medicines improved him physically，these“ 59 vitamins”(维生素)would improve his spiritual health．Several weeks later，Dad phoned and said，“I’ll tell you that I just found your 60 under my upstairs pillow!”I smiled at last．
41．A．experience B．attack C．disaster D．pain
42．A．weekday B．night C．weekend D．holiday
43．A．regularly B．rarely C．suddenly D．occasionally
44．A．happened B．dreamed C．agreed D．1onged
45．A．feared B．cared C．calmed D．regretted
46．A．hobby B．game C．tradition D．business
47．A．hide B．write C．copy D．1eave
48．A．recall B．remember C．enjoy D．find
49．A．exchange B．departure C．arrival D．escape
50．A．weep B．sigh C．smile D．scream
51．A．tidied B．entered C．designed D．equipped
52．A．brief B．serious C．sincere D．practical
53．A．spill B．spoil C．boil D．freeze
54．A．upstairs B．downstairs C．outside D．indoors
55．A．sense B．wealth C．strength D．consciousness
56．A．glad B．fortunate C．anxious D．busy
57．A．exercises B．needs C．feelings D．sufferings
58．A．final B．visual C．smooth D．concrete
59．A．emotional B．expensive C．effective D．excellent
60．A．gift B．1ove C．note D．1etter
If it rains 61 (heavy)on the Seventh Night Festival，some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhinu，or the Weaving Maid，is crying on the day she meets her husband Niulang，or the Cowherd，on the Milky Way(银河)．
Most Chinese remember 62 (tell)this romantic tragedy(悲剧)when they were children on Qixi， 63 falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month．
The festival 64 (date)back to the Han Dynasty(206 BC-AD 220)．
In this day，girls will throw a sewing needle into a bowl full of water 65 the night of Qixi as a test of embroidery(刺绣)skills．If the needle floats on top of the water instead of sinking，it proves the girl is a 66 (skill)embroider．
The love story of the Qixi Festival has been handed down for generations．And it's certain that these ancient 67 (custom)will live forever．
Even Qixi 68 (refer)to as the“Chinese Valentine’s Day”nowadays．More and more young Chinese people meet in 69 (celebrate)of this day in a very similar way as 70 in western countries．
I’m so pleased to receive your email．I feel exciting to know you dream becoming a professional football player．I am looking forward to see an international football star，John．I’m surely you will succeed．
As for me，teaching was my dream job．The reason for this is why I would like to share my knowledges with my students and help them solve problems．Besides，staying with students helps to keep me young．To realize my dream，I have to devote me to my study and enter an normal university．
What will you do for your dream and who is your most favorite football player?
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