靠前节 单项填空(共15小题;每小题1分,共15分)


21. — Does the G20 really include 20 countries?

  — I’m not sure. But just a minute, I ______ it for you.

A. check B. checked C. will check D. have checked  


22. ______ more about Chinese culture, Michael has applied for a university in China.

A. Learn B. Learned C. To learn D. Learning  


23. The couple finally bought the car they liked after they ______ up for a whole year.

A. were saving B. have saved C. would save D. had saved  


24. Little Tom has been looking forward to the big day ______ he can show his talent at school.

A. when B. which C. where D. that  


25. Richard swims three times a week after work. This is ______ he keeps fit.

A. what B. that C. how D. where  


26. The Chinese Women Volleyball Team, ______ by Lang Ping, won the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

A. coaching     B. coached C. to be coached D. having coached  


27. Different types of teas ______ by skilled tea-tasters before appearing in the Tea Trade Centre.

A. are tasted B. were tasted C. tasted D. have tasted  


28. WeChat is so appealing that ______ you fall into it, it’s hard for you to get out of it.

A. once B. since C. though D. unless  


29. ______ to the answer, and then you will find where your problem is.

A. To refer B. Referring C. Referred D. Refer  


30. — Hi, Michael, I heard you just came back from a holiday.

  — Yes, I ______ for a week in China and 5 days in India.

A. stayed B. have stayed C. stay D. would stay  


31. China has launched the manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11, ______ another milestone in the space program.

A. mark B. marking C. marked D. to mark  


32. ______ Tom will win the computer competition remains a secret till next Monday.

A. When B. That C. What D. Whether  


33. It is said that people______ reduce the risk of catching some serious diseases by exercising.

A. must B. can C. would D. need  


34. —What a sunny day!

  —Yeah! But how I wish the sky ______ as blue and clear as it is today forever!

A. had been B. will be C. were D. has been  


35. Tina has got a new dictionary and I’m eager to have ______ as well.

A. that B. it C. this D. one  






1. What has the woman got for her mother?


2. When does the concert start?

A. At 6:30PM.               B. At 6:50PM.                 C. At 7:30PM.

3. What does the woman think of the scarf?

A. It’s expensive.             B. It’s a bargain.               C. It’s poorly made.

4. Why does the woman make the call?

A. To make an appointment.    B. To make an invitation.        C. To make a suggestion.

5. What are the speakers mainly talking about?

A. Places in the brochure.      B. Hunting in Alaska.           C. Plans for vacation.




6. How does the woman feel about starting a band?

A. Excited.                 B. Surprised.                C. Unconcerned.

7. What kind of music does the man like?

A. Music with great lyrics.    B. Music he can dance to.      C. Music that is loud and noisy.


8. What stopped the man from going to the game?

A. He forgot about the game.

B. He didn’t really want to go.

C. He had to finish his biology project.

9. Why did the woman think the game great?

A. It was a really close game.   B. Her school won the game.      C. She got a very good seat.


10. Where does the conversation most probably take place?

A. On a plane.               B. In a restaurant.               C. In a car.

11. What has the man probably got for a meal?

A. A Baked Chicken and coffee.

B. A Bean Salad and water.

C. A Bean Salad and beer.

12. Why can’t the man have a diet soda?

 A. It is not healthy.           B. It has run out.                C. It is not free.


13. What is not offered in other clubs?

A. Yoga Studios.             B. Boxing Studios.              C. Flexibility Center.

14. What special rights can club members enjoy?

A. They can have a free private training course.

B. They can enjoy the whole August for free.

C. They don’t have to pay membership fee.

15. What’s the purpose of the talk?

A. To give some fitness instructions.

B. To persuade people to join the club.

C. To introduce some training programs.


听下面一段对话,完成第16至20五道小题,每小题仅填写一个词。听对话前,你将有20秒钟的时间阅读试题,听完后, 你将有60秒钟的作答时间。这段对话你将听两遍。



第二节 完形填空(共20小题;每小题1.5分,共30分)


Back to School

I had always longed to get a degree, but raising a family had come first. Now with my last __36__ in middle school, I thought, why not try to __37__ something while I still had the opportunity. When I told my husband Bob my idea, a broad smile lit up his face. “If that’s what you __38__, we’ll make it work.”

When we asked the kids for advice, they had mixed __39__. Our daughter, already in college, thought it a great idea while John, in high school, was __40__ that we might be in college at the same time. James, our youngest, wanted to know who would take him to football practice. I __41__ that things would be a little different, __42__ if everyone contributed, it wouldn’t be difficult.

The next day we drove to the community college and after a careful research, I chose to __43__ in occupational therapy (康复理疗) .

Days passed in excitement, enrolling(register) in classes, shopping for __44__ and attending orientation(入学指导). I felt like a kid again, but as the first day of classes drew near, I became __45__. I was simply too old. People would laugh at me. Finally, with encouragement from my family and friends, I stuck with my __46__.

As I entered my classroom that first morning, I chose a seat in the back, hoping to __47__ attention. For the rest of that day, I did what I saw the other students do, and gradually, my self-consciousness(embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you) faded. I found the classes and assignments __48__, and I left that day feeling I might survive. By the end of the first week, I had made a few friends.

Studying and keeping up with my duties at home was __49__. No sooner would I begin to study than it was time to drive the kids to their activities. Math and science were __50__ my strong subjects, so I devoted more time to those. When the first semester __51__, I had a 4.0 GPA and was placed on the Honor Roll.

By the second year, Bob and the kids were all doing their __52__, and I had learned how to comfortably __53__ my school and home life. My hard work paid off. I was awarded a scholarship and got the bachelor’s degree.

As I drove away on the last day of school, I thought about what a difference returning to __54__ had made in my life. I looked much younger and I had more __55__and enthusiasm for life. I even became a therapist. It’s never too late to try again.

36. A. classmate        B. child                 C. student                     D. friend

37. A. remember        B. create                   C. achieve                    D. improve

38. A. accept             B. take                      C. offer                        D. want

39. A. reactions       B. impressions       C. requests                 D. choices

40. A. happy            B. horrified               C. grateful                    D. relieved

41. A. complained       B. noticed                 C. explained                 D. declared

42. A. but                   B. so                        C. or                            D. for

43. A. fill                   B. join                      C. lead                         D. major

44. A. supplies            B. clothes                  C. instruments            D. souvenirs

45. A. determined      B. confident                     C. anxious                   D. confused

46. A. opinion             B. decision                C. project            D. promise

47. A. avoid                    B. draw                 C. receive                     D. pay

48. A. annoying           B. depressing             C. demanding            D. interesting

49. A. different           B. challenging           C. rewarding                 D. simple

50. A. always              B. still                      C. ever                         D. never

51. A. changed            B. started                  C. ended                    D. returned

52. A. dishes               B. deeds                 C. homework             D. share

53. A. balance             B. save                     C. continue                   D. value

54. A. family              B. society                  C. school                   D. hospital

55. A. time                B. energy               C. money                D. chance




靠前节  (共15小题;每小题2分,共30分)



After finishing my teaching for a school year, I thought that I should go back to Montreal, Quebec, my hometown for a visit. My main goal was to relax in preparation for the challenges of my retirement in the coming year.

   Through my stay in Montreal, I met lots of Chinese who are struggling to succeed and then lead a better life in Canada.

   Some travelled thousands of miles to get knowledge. When I spoke with some of them about the major barrier they had to face after they arrived in Canada, they all talked about the two official languages of Canada. But I was impressed by their ability to express their ideas while switching between English and French.

   Almost all of those people said they often felt homesick. They miss their families and friends. Though Montreal has lots of Chinese restaurants, they long for a home-cooked meal.

   I met some tourists who were trying to realize their childhood dreams of experiencing the life in a developed country. When I asked them if Montreal had lived up to their expectations, they hesitated. They said that reality never agrees with fantasies. However, they were glad to have the opportunity to visit Montreal and didn’t regret taking the trip.

   Not all the Chinese people I met were happy. I once met a young lady who met with a gentleman through the Internet. However, to her disappointment, he disappeared after he promised to marry her in Montreal.

   I was served by another Chinese person who could not handle the challenges of studying in an English environment and ended up working in a restaurant with minimum pay.

Exploring different parts of the world, without any doubt, is an enriching experience. However, one should be realistic when it comes to leaving his hometown to set up a new life in a foreign country. One should take the time to examine the advantages and the shortcomings of the venture before they decide to chase an uncertain dream of achieving success or leading a better life.

56. The writer went to her hometown to ______.

    A. meet her old friends                   B. study a new language

    C. go on with her teaching             D. prepare for her retirement life

57. The main barrier for some Chinese to get knowledge in Canada is ______.

    A. food            B. homesickness             C. language         D. income

58. The writer thinks that ______.

    A. overseas Chinese are good at communication in Canada

    B. the trip to Montreal is a good chance for people to study

    C. overseas Chinese feel disappointed at their life in Canada

D. people should think carefully before chasing the dreams abroad

59. What is the best title for the passage?

    A. Improving Life Skills in Canada

B. Exploring Different Parts of Canada

C. Struggling for a Better Life in Canada

D. Going to Canada—Your Ideal Destination



Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? You don’t have a clue where your car is after shopping. Then you start walking around clicking on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It can be annoying, especially on a hot sunny day.

No, you needn’t install(安装) an expensive GPS system to keep track of your car. That’s too expensive. You would need to pay a monthly fee to use it.

But is there a way to track your vehicle without spending a fortune? Yes, now there is! A California-based company has created a tiny device that works with your smartphone, which could be exactly what you’re looking for!

?  What is it?

It’s called TrackR. It is a state-of-the-art tracking device the size of a coin. It’s changing the way we keep track of the important things in our lives.

?  How does it work?

It’s easy! Install the free TrackR app on your smartphone, connect the app to your device and you’re ready to go! Simply attach TrackR to whatever you want to keep an eye on. The entire process of setting it up only takes 5 minutes or less.

You can attach it to your keys, briefcase, wallet, your latest tech gadgets and anything else you don’t want to lose. Then use the TrackR app to locate your missing item in seconds.

If you forget where you have parked your car, pull out your smartphone and open the TrackR app. Tap on the “find device” button on the screen and the app will tell you the exact spot of the last known location of the TrackR.

?  What else can I do with TrackR?

The device is small and unnoticeable enough that you can attach it to your pet. Put it on their collar, and the issue of searching for them when they run away to nearby places will be over! You’ll never waste a minute searching the whole house for it.

TrackR even comes with a double-sided glue so you can stick it to your laptop or under your bike seat. Track down and punish the thieves who steal your expensive things!

?  How much does it cost?

You’re probably thinking that this device is very expensive. False! TrackR only costs $29! That’s a small price to pay for peace of mind, isn’t it?

?  Where can I buy one?

You can buy it directly from the company’s website by clicking here

https://buy.thetrackr.co/gu/special-offers/15/ .

60. From the passage, we learn that TrackR can ______.

A. help you locate your important things

B. track your wallet through GPS system

C. work better after you pay monthly fee

D. take good care of your pets at home

61. This passage is mainly developed by ______.

A. answering questions                       B. providing statistics

C. listing advantages                                D. making comparisons

62. Where is this passage most likely taken from?

A. A research report.          B. A website.       C. A personal blog.       D. A journal.



Old Fossils

Scientists have found what they think is probably the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green.

In a newly melted part of Greenland, Australian scientists found the leftover structure from a community of microbes(微生物) that lived on an ancient seafloor. Based on their analysis of the fossils, the researchers determined that they are 220 million years older than those discovered in Western Australia, which were 3.48 billion years old.

The discovery shows life may have formed quicker and more easily than once thought, about half a billion years after Earth formed. And that may also give hope for life forming elsewhere, such as Mars, said study co-author Martin VanKranendonk of the University of New South Wales and director of the Australian Center for Astrobiology. “It gives us an idea how our planet evolved and how life gained a foothold,” VanKranendonk said.

Scientists had thought it would take at least half a billion years for life to form after the molten Earth started to cool a bit, but this shows it could have happened quicker, he said. That’s because the newly found fossil is far too complex to have developed soon after the planet’s first life forms, he said.

In an outcrop of rocks that used to be covered with ice and snow which melted after an exceptionally warm spring, the Australian team found stromatolites(叠层石), which are layered structures that are often produced by a community of microbes. The stromatolites were about 1 to 4 centimeters high.

“It is like the house left behind made by the microbes,” VanKranendonk said. “Scientists used the layers of ash from volcanoes and tiny zircon(锆石) with uranium and estimated that they date back to 3.7 billion years ago.”

The dating seems about right, said Abigail Allwood, a NASA astrobiologist who found the previous oldest fossil, from 3.48 billion years ago, in Australia. But Allwood said she is not completely convinced that what VanKranendonk’s team found once was alive. She said the evidence wasn’t conclusive enough that it was life and not a geologic quirk(地质巧合).(65题) “It would be nice to have more evidence, but in these rocks that’s a lot to ask,” Allwood said in an email.

63. The underlined words “gained a foothold” in Paragraph 3 mean______.

    A. continued            B. changed           C. increased           D. started

64. We can learn from Paragraph 4______.

    A. the fossil appeared soon after the birth of the earth

   B. the fossil formed soon after the earth’s first life

C. life formed earlier than the newly found fossil

D. life appeared about half a billion years ago

65. What is Abigail Allwood’s attitude towards the newly found fossil?

A. Neutral.            B. Sceptical.       C. Objective.       D. Supportive.

66. According to the passage, ______.

A. the previous fossils are a geologic quirk

B. the previous fossils are made up of stromatolites

C. the newly found fossils come from Western Australia

D. the newly found fossils have a history of 3.7 billion years



http://cdn.vkoimg.cn/content/tk/paperimg/20161118112511/image005.jpgWhen Taking an Uber—Should You Tip or Not?

Taking an Uber car may no longer be a direct driver-passenger and guilt-free experience. The ride-sharing experience is about to get awkward.

With the wide application of the Internet, Uber, a new approach to your destination instead of taking an ordinary taxi, has become more popular recently. However, benefits won’t come without its fair share of drawbacks.

Uber drivers are a part of the so-called sharing economy: They use their own vehicles, receive customer reviews via the app’s five-star rating system and make their own hours. Unlike other services, Uber claimed that drivers all over the country could clearly alert customers that tipping is not included. Those drivers that expect to be tipped can make their wishes known. But the company is holding to its official no-tip-required line, according to its website. “Once you arrive at your destination, your fare is automatically charged to your credit card on file—There’s no need to tip.” Although drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, lack of a clear policy, however, leaves Uber drivers in a vulnerable(脆弱的) position: If they ask a customer for a tip or put up a sign, that customer could give the driver a low star-rating, and the driver could finally be deactivated from the app.

But has the company done a good job working with customers? Some observers say that this new grey area for tipping will create awkwardness about whether they should tip or not—something most Uber customers have not had to deal with until now. Uber did not respond to customers’ comment, just leaving their rating in the air(ignoring it).

Providing an option to tip on an app sends a clear message to customers to reach into their pockets. Nearly 30% people would be more likely to leave a tip if they were presented with a “no tip” button, according to Guinn’s 2015 survey of roughly 500 people. When people are presented with three tip choices—20%, 25% or 30%—they’re more likely to choose the middle option even if it’s more than the traditional 20%, according to a separate 2014 analysis of 13 million New York City taxi rides.

If the service is twice as expensive during a rain storm or public transport delay, the customer has the right not to tip. However, if the driver is extra helpful or avoids traffic to reach your destination in a more timely manner, you could give an extra tip, says Uber, who will leave tipping options in the hands of the consumer rather than the app.

67. Compared with taxi drivers, Uber drivers ______.

A. enjoy more freedom and choices

B. support the company’s practice

C. clock up the miles while driving

D. receive customers reviews directly

68. The underlined word “deactivated” in Paragraph 4 probably means ______.

A. removed         B. degraded         C. tracked         D. charged

69. From the survey we can conclude most customers ______.

    A. would probably tip if there is an option

    B. usually do as the “no tip” sign suggests

    C. tip because of Uber drivers’ good service

    D. are disappointed to reach into their pockets

70. What causes the awkwardness between Uber drivers and their customers?

    A. Customers take advantage of the new grey area for tipping.

    B. There is no specific policy from the Uber to follow.

    C. It’s up to customers to decide the drivers’ earnings.

    D. Customers tend to pay least among the 3 choices.





  Giant Panda Is No Longer Endangered

A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China’s government is unwilling to accept the change, saying it did not view the status of the country’s beloved symbol as any less serious.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report that the panda is now classified as a “vulnerable” instead of “endangered” species, reflecting its growing numbers in the wild in southern China. __71__ The wild panda population jumped to 1,864 in 2014 from 1,596 in 2004. That is the result of work by Chinese agencies to carry out hunting bans and expand forest reserves.

In a statement, China’s State Forestry Administration said that it doubted the classification change because pandas’ natural habitats have been mainly separated by human causes. The animals live in small, isolated groups of as few as 10 pandas that struggle to reproduce and face the risk of disappearing altogether. If we relax our conservation work, the populations and habitats of giant pandas would still suffer a great loss. __72__ As a result, our achievements would be quickly lost. Therefore, we’re not being alarmist (危言耸听的) by continuing to emphasize the panda species’ endangered status.

__73__ Still, other animal protection organizations praised the recovery of the pandas. John Howard, a senior official at World Society for the Protection of Animals, expressed his satisfaction over the effective measures taken by the Chinese government. The Chinese government and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) first established the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province in 1980. Wild panda numbers have since slowly rebounded as China cracked down on the skin trade. __74__ And China gradually expanded its protected forest areas to cover 1.4 million hectares now.

Over the last few decades, international groups and the Chinese government have worked to save wild pandas and breed them in face of their extinction. It is not surprising that the WWF, whose logo has been a panda since 1961, celebrated the panda’s re-classification. __75__ It says that aggressive investment does pay off when science, political will and engagement come together.

A. As a result, our achievements would be quickly lost.

B. The wild panda population jumped to 1,864 in 2014 from 1,596 in 2004.

C. Still, other animal protection organizations praised the recovery of the pandas.

D. Panda has long been a symbol of China and the global conservation movement.

E. And China gradually expanded its protected forest areas to cover 1.4 million hectares now.

F. Some pandas have been sent to zoos around the world as a gesture of Chinese diplomatic goodwill.

G. It says that aggressive investment does pay off when science, political will and engagement come together.




靠前节 (15分)

假设你是红星中学学生会主席李华。你从报纸上得知英国人Christopher J. A. Smith先生骑自行车从英国抵达北京,创下了新的世界纪录。请你用英文给他写一封邮件,邀请他近期到你校做一次演讲。内容包括:

1. 说明邀请他的原因;

2. 告知演讲的相关信息(例如:时间、地点、听众等);

3. 询问对方能否前来。

注意:1. 词数不少于50;

2. 开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数。

Dear Mr. Smith,




Sincerely Yours,

Li Hua


第二节 (20分)

假设你是红星中学高三学生李华。请根据以下四幅图的先后顺序,用英文写一篇日记,记述你暑假期间构思英语作文 “My Hero/Heroine” 的过程。

注意:1. 词数不少于60;

2. 日记的开头已给出,不计入总词数。

On August 21st, ______________________________________________________________


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