从A、B、C、D四个选项中，找出其划线部分与所给单词的划线部分读音相同的选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 arrange A. temperature B. classmate C. necklace D. fortunate blouse A. courage B. soup C. southern D. trousers smooth A. feather B. tooth C. thief D. warmth official A. concert B. century C. coast D. ocean great A. steam B. breathe C. break D. area
第二节 情景对话 （共5小题，每小题1分，满分5分）
M: Hello, please sit down. W: 6 Well, let me get a start. John and I have been married for sixteen years. We haven’t been very happy for quite some time. We argue all the time. M: 7
W: Oh, anything. For example, when our children started school, I got a job. Well, anyway, by the time I pick up the children from school, I only get home about half an hour before John. M: Yes?
W: Well, when he gets home, he expects me to run around and make dinner. He never does anything in the house. 8
M: I see. Is your husband here? W: 9 He doesn’t want to come here, but - - - Well, I have persuaded him to do it. M: OK. 10
W: No, of course not.
11. The Internet, as _______ means of communication, has been popular since _______ early 1990s.
1 13. Tom did well in the last English exam, and much to my delight, Mary did _______ than Tom. . 14. ---I’d like a pen which _______ well.
---Will this one _______?
16. ---Can you accompany your little brother to the post office now?
--- Sorry, I’ve got _______at hand myself. You can ask for others’ help.
20. _______lacking in money, his parents, making their living by working abroad, managed to send
22. --- How many students, do you think, will be present at the meeting?
23. --- Mr. Smith, can I take on the job?
24. --- Did you have any trouble finding your way in London?
第四节 完形填空（共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题的A、B、C、D四个选项中，选出适合填入对应空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该选项涂黑。
The day before their breakdown, Dean and Brenda were rushing through Iowa on I-80 ( the second-longest Interstate Highway in the USA ). 26 , the low fuel light went on. Dean knew he shouldn’t be low on fuel, but he also knew he couldn’t 27 it. There weren’t many places to get fuel 28 he got off at the nearest 29 and found a gas station.
When he “filled up”, he found out the 30 would only take about three gallons. It 31 what 2
he thought and the gas level was not low. A shove (推搡) on his shoulder made him 32 . It was a woman who seemed to have come out of 33 !
“There’s a storm coming. Power lines will come down. High winds,” she said. “Get off the road.” Dean and Brenda were 34 . The sky above the gas station was 35 . There was no storm in sight. They did not understand the woman’s 36 and they decided to continue on I-80 to their 37 100 miles away.
The woman’s tone was 38 .
“Folks, get off the road,” she 39 . “There’s a bad storm coming!”
The woman’s persistence and her voice made Dean 40 his mind and head for Iowa City, 12 miles away. As they 41 toward Iowa City, storm clouds 42 turned up. They increased their speed, racing toward the city. With every passing moment the sky became more threatening. They found a hotel and quickly 43 . The 44 they shut the door behind them, the storm struck with fury. Raging winds threw big tree branches across the road. The storm was so strong that the 45 went out for 2.5 hours.
Escaping the storm’s fury was really lucky. Looking back, Dean really thanked the woman a lot from his heart who had warned them.
26. A. However B. Surprisingly C. Sadly D. Funnily
27.A. forget B. notice C. handle D. ignore
28.A. and B. so C. but D. before
29.A. entrance B. station C. exit D. town
30.A. tank B. owner C. fuel D. attendant
31.A. transmitted B. cancelled C. disturbed D. confirmed
32.A. turn up B. turn around C. turn down D. turn on
33.A. nowhere B. somewhere C. anywhere D. everywhere
34.A. disappointed B. frightened C. amazed D. amused
35.A. cloudy B. clear C. windy D. rainy
36.A. permission B. prediction C. argument D. concern
37.A. home B. company C. destination D. city
38.A. urgent B. soft C. heavy D. mild
39.A. replied B. repeated C. responded D. whispered
40.A. interrupt B. make C. strengthen D. change
41.A. competed B. increased C. accelerated D. attempted
42.A. suddenly B. accidentally C. fortunately D. unexpectedly
43.A. turned in B. came in C. checked in D. got in 44.A. chance B. occasion C. condition D. instant
45.A. traffic B. electricity C. escape D. hotel
Last year more than one million Filipinos worked abroad as servants, nurses, sailors and in other difficult but low-paid jobs. Southeast Asians leave their poorer countries for their richer neighbors.
Many of these wage-earners return in the end. In the meantime, they send home huge amounts of money---in the Philippines’ case, over 10% of its GDP. Between January and November, the amount was up 18% on the same period of 2005. Poverty and unemployment are still high in the Philippines 3
and other labor-exporting countries. They would be far worse but for this outflow of bodies and inflow of dollars. As for those Asian countries that import labor, as In Europe, falling birth rates mean they are going to need more foreign workers.
th On January 13 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) signed an agreement
to help migrant workers---with the realization that the flow of labor between their countries is a growing problem that they cannot blame on outsiders. A 2005 study showed that 8.4 million Southeast Asians worked outside their home countries, but this did not include the huge number of Indonesians doing so without papers. So the true total is probably rather higher.
Of the ten ASEAN countries, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos export labor, Singapore and Brunei import it, and Thailand and Malaysia do both. Sziraczki of the U N’s International Labor Organization points out that, in the next ten years, the total labor force of the worker-exporting countries should grow by about a third. It makes sense to work on the problem before it gets out of control.
People in the receiving countries seem to be worried about competition for their jobs. Most Thais said their government should admit no more foreign workers, and a few thought otherwise. Even in Singapore, just over half of people are against admitting more foreign workers. Malaysians think that the increase in foreign workers has worsened crime rates.
46. It can be inferred from the case of the Philippines that_______.
A. the country both exports and imports labor force
B. the outflow of labor helps solve its social problem
C. labor exports lead to a 10% growth of its GDP
D. the country is Asia’s main source of migrant workers
47. The flow of labor is a growing problem because_______.
A. more Indonesians work abroad without papers
B. some countries suffer from low birth rates
C. the ASEAN is against admitting foreign workers
D. there is a greater flow of labor than reported
48. For the labor-importing countries, the flow of labor may lead to _______.
A. higher birth rates B. lower crime rates
C. stronger job competition D. greater money inflows
49. The writer of the text seems to _______.
A. report fairly on the question of labor flow
B. support the flow of labor between countries
C. express his worries over the ASEAN’s decision
D. regard the outflow of labor as a serious problem
After being laid off from her job, Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paid jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy. Then in December, she finally moved back into her parents’ home at age 52. “I’m back living in the bedroom that I grew up in,” she said. Taking shelter with parents isn’t uncommon for young people, especially when the job market is poor. But now the declining economy is forcing some children to do so later in life---even at middle age.
Financial planners report receiving many calls from parents seeking advice about taking in their grown children after divorces and lay-offs. Kim Erickson, a financial planner in California, said she has never seen older children, even those at 50, depending so much on their parents as in the last six months. “These are 40-and-50-year-old children of my clients that they’re helping out. We have a hard time saying no as a culture to our children, and they keep asking for more,” she said.
Bauer’s parents won’t take rent money. She’s trying to save several hundred dollars a month for a house while working as a meeting coordinator. Bauer would prefer to live on her own, but without her parents’ help, she would “probably be renting again,” she said. “Buying groceries for another person isn’t stretching my budget too much,” said her mother, Shirley Smith, aged 80.
Parents usually feel guilty if they don’t offer help. But a large number of well-meaning parents must delay retirement or scale back their dreams because they have to help their children, Erickson said. And the sliding economy might threaten their jobs.
“I almost have to act like a financial therapist,” she said to Shirley. “Here is the line I’m drawing for you. That’s fine. You can do up to this point, but at this point, now you’re starting to erode ( 损害 ) your own wealth.”
50. From the passage, we can learn that _______.
A. middle-aged people even have fewer job opportunities than young people
B. few of American young people live with their parents
C. the rate of divorce in America is obviously on the increase
D. many parents are at a loss on dealing with grown children 51. How did Ann Bauer’s parents act after learning about her situation?
A. They at first refused but finally allowed her to move back.
B. They didn’t hesitate to invite her back home.
C. They allowed her back on condition that she bought groceries.
D. They preferred her to love on her own because of their tight budget.
52. What attitude does Erickson have towards aged parents helping their grown children?
A. She thinks it unnecessary.
B. She is in favor of it.
C. She thinks parents should be more careful with their savings.
D. Parents shouldn’t feel guilty when failing to help their children.
53. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. American culture has an effect on the relationship between parents and children.
B. Children’s dependence on their parents is increasing.
C. Sliding economy forces grown-ups to move to their parents’ home.
D. Supporting grown children may put their parents’ financial freedom at risk.
Scientists have devised a way to determine roughly where a person has lived using a strand ( 缕 ) of hair, a technique that could help track the movements of criminal suspects or unidentified murder victims. The method relies on measuring how chemical variations in drinking water show up in people’s hair.
“You’re what you eat and drink, and that’s recorded in your hair,” said Thure Cerling, a geologist at the University of Utah.
While U.S. diet is relatively identical, water supplies vary. The differences result from weather patterns. The chemical composition of rainfall changes slightly as rain clouds move.
Most hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water are stable, but traces of both elements are also present as heavier isotopes ( 同位素 ). The heaviest rain falls first. As a result, storms that form over the Pacific deliver heavier water to California than to Utah.
Similar patterns exist throughout the U.S. By measuring the proportion of heavier hydrogen and oxygen isotopes along a strand of hair, scientists can construct a geographic timeline. Each inch of hair corresponds to about two months. Cerling’s team collected tap water samples from 600 cities and constructed a map of the regional difference. They checked the accuracy of the map by testing 200 hair samples collected from 65 barber shops. They were able to accurately place the hair samples 5
in broad region roughly corresponding to the movement of rain systems.
“It’s not good for pinpointing ( 精确定位 ),” Cerling said. “It’s good for eliminating many possibilities.”
Todd Park, a local detective, said the method has helped him learn more about an unidentified woman whose skeleton was found near Great Salt Lake. The woman was 5 feet tall. Police recovered 26 bones, a T-shirt and several strands of hair. When Park heard about the research, he gave the hair samples to the researches. Chemical testing showed that over the two years before her death, she moved about every two months. She stayed in the Northwest, although the test could not be more specific than somewhere between eastern Oregon and western Wyoming.
“It’s still a substantial area,” Park said, “But it narrows its way down for me.”
54. What is the scientists’ new discovery?
A. One’s hair growth has to do with the amount of water and drink.
B. A person’s hair may show where they have lived.
C. Hair analysis accurately identifies criminal suspects.
D. The chemical composition of hair varies from person to person.
55. What is said about the rainfall in America’s West?
A. There is much more rainfall in California than in Utah.
B. The water it delivers becomes lighter when it moves inland.
C. Its chemical composition is less stable than in other areas.
D. It gathers more light isotopes as it moves eastward.
56. What did Cerling’s team produce in their research?
A. A map showing the regional difference of tap water.
B. A collection of hair samples from various barber shops.
C. A method to measure the amount of water in human hair.
D. A chart illustrating the movement of the rain system.
57. What is the practical value of Cerling’s research?
A. It helps analyze the quantity of water in different regions.
B. It helps the police determine where a crime is committed.
C. It helps the police narrow down possibilities in detective work.
D. It helps identify the drinking habits of the person under investigation.
Freda Bright says , “ Only in opera do people die of love.” It’s true. You really can’t love somebody to death. I’ve known people to die from no love, but I’ve never known anyone to be loved to death. We just can’t love one another enough.
A heart-warming story tells of a woman who finally decided to ask her boss for a raise in salary. All day she felt nervous and late in the afternoon she summoned the courage to approach her employer. To her delight, the boss agreed to the raise.
The woman arrived home that evening to a beautiful table set with their best dishes. Candles were softly glowing. Her husband had come home early and prepared a festival meal. She wondered if someone from the office had tipped him off, or- - - did he just somehow know that she would not get turned down?
She found him in the kitchen and told him the good news. They embraced and kissed, then sat down to the wonderful meal. Next to her plate the woman found a beautifully lettered note. It read: “Congratulations, darling! I knew you’d get the raise! These things will tell you how much I love you.”
Following the supper, her husband went into the kitchen to clean up. She noticed that a second card had fallen from his pocket. Picking it off the floor, she read: “ Don’t worry about not getting the raise! You deserve it anyway! These things will tell you how much I love you.”
Someone has said that the measure of love for his wife is love without measure. What this man feels for his wife is total acceptance and love, whether she succeeds or fails. His love celebrates her victories and soothes her wounds. He stands with her, no matter what life throws in their direction.
Upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. And love your friends. Love them without measure.”
58. The sentence in the first paragraph “Only in opera do people die of love.” means_______.
A. no love in the world is believable
B. love is one thing, and life is another
C. love in operas is truly touching
D. love can survive forever, though people die at different ages
59. That the husband prepared her a second letter about her raise suggests that _______.
A. he loves her because he believes that she is sure to receive a raise
B. he has a great way to promote his wife’s love towards him
C. he has a false love for people even if the person is his wife
D. he loves his family members truly, whether they are in good conditions or not
60. From the text, we might say the author _______.
A. refuses any spiritual emotions as embraced and kissed
B. criticizes the attitude of suspicion of the love
C. doesn’t believe there is true love in the world
D. thinks the true love does not expect repayment
While everybody enjoys fresh cut flowers around his house, few people know how to keep them for as long as possible. This may be done by keeping in mind a few simple facts. The key to keeping fresh cut flower for a week or more without preservatives ( which contain biocides (杀虫剂) that kill bacterial and fungus) is to keep the water fresh and the stems free of air pockets so they can continue to draw up water.
An important thing to remember about cut flowers is that they are sensitive to temperature. For example, studies have shown that cut carnations retain their freshness eight times longer when kept at 12℃ than when kept at 26℃. Keeping freshly harvested flowered at the right temperatures is probably the most important aspect of flower care.
The process by which flowers consume oxygen and produce carbon dioxide, called respiration (呼吸), supplies the energy the flower needs to give the flower its shape and color. The making of seeds also depends on this energy. While all living things respire, flowers have a high level of respiration.
A result of all this respiration is heat, and for flowers the level of heat relative to the mass of the flower is very high. Respiration also brings about the eventual death of the flower. Thus the greater the level of respiration, the sooner the flower dies.
How, then, to control the speed at which flowers die? By controlling respiration. How is respiration controlled? By controlling temperature, we know that respiration produces heat, but the reverse ( 反面 ) is also true. Thus by keeping low temperatures, respiration is reduced and the cut flower will age more slowly.
Another vital factor in keeping cut flowers is the quality of the water in which they are placed. Flowers find it difficult to “drink” water that is dirty or otherwise polluted. Even when water looks and smells clean, it almost certainly contains harmful substances that can endanger the flowers. To rid the water of these unwanted substances, chlorine bleach ( 含氯漂白剂 ) can be used in small quantities. It is recommended that 15 drops of chlorine bleach be added to each liter of water. The water and solution （ 溶液 ）should also be replaced each day.
66. Mr. Zhang, one of my _______( 同事 ), is strict with his students.
67. This famous film star is now in his ____________.( 四十岁 )
68. This rule can’t be _______ ( 适用 ) to every case.
69. She’s always _______ ( 故意 ) ignoring him all day.
70. They haven’t formally ________ ( 宣布 ) their engagement yet .
71. Oil is the raw _________ ( 原料 ) for plastic.
72. George cut his finger and it was _______. ( 流血 ).
73. It is _______ ( 典型 ) of him to think of others first.
74. My sister likes Co-co’s songs in _________ ( 特别 ) .
75. The wind had _________ ( 加强 ) overnight.
71.___________72.___________73.___________ 74.__________ 75.__________
Mobile phones are being more wide used. They’re light on weight and easy to carry, offering fast and convenient service for communication. The users use them for making phone calls, sending short messages and Internet-surfing. In recently years, mobile phones have become popular to middle school students. Quite a few use it to keep in touch with their families and friends, which, of course, was of great convenience. However, I don’t think it’s good to do so. In spite of the advantages mentioned above, students users often waste a lot of time chat on the phone in their spare time. 8
Some even cheat exams. In addition, mobile phone bills gain their parents lots of money.
Dear fellow students,