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第一部分 听力 (共两节，满分30分)
听下面5段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的A、 B、 C三个选项中选出最佳选项。听完每段对话后，你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。
例: How much s the shirt?
A.￡19.15. B.￡9.18. C.￡9.15.
1. What will the speakers do tonight?
A .Visit Mary. B. Go out of town. C. Host a dinner.
2 How does the woman go to work this week?
A. By car. B. By bike. C. On foot.
3. What time does Dave’s meeting start?
A. At 8:30. B. At 9:00. C. At 10:00.
4. What is Helen going to do?
A. Buy some books. B. Study in the library.
C. Attend a history class.
5. What is the woman’s feeling now?
A. Relief. B. Regret. C. Embarrassment.
6. What is Tom busy doing?
A. Raising money.
B. Writing a lab report.
C. Giving classes to children.
7. Who might be able to help Tom this week?
A. Mike. B. Cathy. C. Jane.
8. Why is Jack leaving early?
A. To avoid getting stuck in traffic.
B. To enjoy the scenery on the way.
C. To buy some gifts for his family.
9. What does Judy often do at the railway station?
A. Read books.
B. Call some friends.
C. Look around the shops.
10. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. What to do next year.
B. Where to go for vacations.
C. How to pass the waiting time.
11. Why does Bill look troubled?
A. He is short of money.
B. He has made a big mistake.
C. He is facing a tough choice.
12. What is Bill now?
A. A college student.
B. An army officer.
C. A computer engineer.
13. What does the woman seem to suggest Bill do?
A. Learn to repair cars.
B. Decline the job offer.
C. Ask his uncle for advice.
14. What is the woman recommending to the man?
A. A writer. B. A club. C. A course.
15. What is the woman reading now?
A. The Beautiful Mind.
B. The Great Gatsby.
C. The Kite Runner.
16. How much time does the man have to read the book?
A. Two weeks. B. Three weeks. C. Four weeks.
17. What is the speaker doing?
A. Reporting a study.
B. Chairing a meeting.
C. Teaching a class.
18. What should you pay most attention to when taking notes?
A. Listening. B. Reading. C. Writing.
19. What is an advantage of using symbols in note-taking?
A. It keeps information secret.
B. It leaves space for future use.
C. It makes key words noticeable.
20. What will the speaker do next?
A. Ask a few questions.
B. Show some notes.
C. Make a summary.
第二部分 阅读 (共两节，满分50分)
Pali Overnight Adventures offers children and teens exciting experiences this summer. From broadcasting to street art, these are just 4 of the 17 highly unique camps being offered.
Become the next star reporter, news writer, director or producer. While running every aspect of our own news station, kids and their fellow campers will create and host a broadcast airing each night at dinner for the entire camp. Every night it goes on the web, keeping parents and the world informed of the happenings at Pali.
Secret Agent Camp
In the movie Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise made being a secret agent seem like the coolest job ever. Campers who sign up for the 2-week secret agent camp can get to know about the life of real secret agents by learning strategies and military skills on the paintball field.
If your child enjoys being in the kitchen, then the culinary camp is definitely the right fit. Campers learn technical skills of roasting, frying and cutting, as well as some recipes that they can take home and share with their families.
Street Art Camp
This camp takes creative license to an entirely new level. Campers will share their colorful ideas and imagination with each other and work together to visualize, sketch and paint with non-traditional techniques to create the coolest mural (壁画) which will be displayed in public for all to see.
21.How many camps does Pali Overnight Adventures offer this summer?
A.2. B.4. C.17. D.21.
22. What will campers do at the Broadcasting Camp?
A. Create a website. B. Run a news station.
C. Meet a star reporter. D. Hold a dinner party.
23. Which camp will attract children who are interested in cooking?
A. Broadcasting Camp. B. Secret Agent Camp.
C. Culinary Camp. D. Street Art Camp.
The end of the school year was in sight and spirits were high. I was back teaching after an absence of 15 years, dealing with the various kinds of “forbidden fruit” that come out of book bags. Now was the spring of the water pistol(手枪).
I decided to think up a method of dealing with forbidden fruit.
“Please bring that pistol to me,” I said.”I’m going to put it in my Grandma’s Box.”
“What’s that?” they asked.
“It’s a large wooden chest full of toys for my grandchildren,” I replied.
“You don’t have grandchildren,” someone said.
“I don’t now,” I replied. “But someday I will. When I do, my box will be full of wonderful things for them.”
My imaginary Grandma’s Box worked like magic that spring, and later. Sometimes students would ask me to describe all the things I had in it. Then I would try to remember the different possessions I supposedly had taken away —sine I seldom actually kept them. Usually the offender would appear at the end of the day, and I would return the belonging.
The years went by, and my first grandchild Gordon was born. I shared my joy with that year’s class. Then someone said,” Now you can use your Grandma’s Box.” From then on, instead of coming to ask their possessions back, the students would say. “That’s okay. Put it in your Grandma’s Box for Gordon.”
I loved talking about the imaginary box, not only with my students but also with my own children. They enjoyed hearing about all the forbidden fruit I had collected. Then one Christmas I received a surprise gift—a large, beautifully made wooden chest. My son Bruce had made my Grandma’s Box a reality.
24. What was the author’s purpose in having the conversation with the students?
A. To collect the water pistol.
B. To talk about her grandchildren.
C. To recommend some toys.
D. To explain her teaching method.
25. What do the underlined words “the offender” in paragraph 8 refer to?
A. The student’s parent.
B. The maker of the Grandma’s Box.
C. The author’s grandchild.
D. The owner of the forbidden fruit.
26. What did the students do after they learned about the birth of Gordon?
A. They went to play with the baby.
B. They asked to see the Grandma’s Box.
C. They made a present for Gordon.
D. They stopped asking their toys back.
27. What can we infer about the author?
A. She enjoys telling jokes.
B. She is a strict and smart teacher.
C. She loves doing woodwork.
D. She is a responsible grandmother.
In May 1987 the Golden Gate Bridge had a 50th birthday party. The bridge was closed to motor traffic so people could enjoy a walk across it. Organizers expected perhaps 50,000 people to show up. Instead, as many as 800,000 crowded the roads to the bridge. By the time 250,000 were on the bridge, engineers noticed something terrible: the roadway was flattening under what turned out to be the heaviest load it had ever been asked to carry. Worse, it was beginning to sway (晃动). The authorities closed access to the bridge and tens of thousands of people made their way back to land. A disaster was avoided.
The story is one of scores in To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure,a book that is at once a love letter to engineering and a paean (赞歌) to its breakdowns. Its author, Dr. Henry Petroski, has long been writing about disasters. In this book he includes the loss of the space shuttles (航天飞机) Challenger and Columbia, and the sinking of the Titanic.
Though he acknowledges that engineering works can fail because the person who thought them up or engineered them simply got things wrong, in this book Dr. Petroski widens his view to consider the larger context in which such failures occur. Sometimes devices fail because a good design is constructed with low quality materials incompetently applied. Or perhaps a design works so well it is adopted elsewhere again and again, with seemingly harmless improvements, until, suddenly, it does not work at all anymore.
Readers will encounter not only stories they have heard before, but some new stories and a moving discussion of the responsibility of the engineer to the public and the ways young engineers can be helped to grasp therm.
“Success is success but that is all that it is,” Dr. Petroski writes. It is failure that brings improvement.
28. What happened to the Golden Gate Bridge on its 50th birthday?
A. It carried more weight than it could.
B. It swayed violently in a strong wind.
C. Its roadway was damaged by vehicles.
D. Its access was blocked by many people.
29. Which of the following is Dr. Ptroski’s idea according to paragraph 3?
A. No design is well received everywhere.
B. Construction is more important than design.
C. Not all disasters are caused by engineering design.
D. Improvements on engineering works are necessary.
30. What does the last paragraph suggest?
A. Failure can lead to progress.
B. Success results in overconfidence.
C. Failure should be avoided.
D. Success comes from joint efforts.
31. What is the text?
A. A news report. B. A short story. C. A book review. D. A research article.
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