What are they going to do next Friday?
A. It was raining.
B. It was wet.
C. It was cloudy.
A. Playing on the beach.
B. Painting on the beach.
C. Dancing on the beach.
A. By plane.
B. By car.
C. By train.
A. 20 pence.
B. 25 pence.
C. 30 pence.
What time will the woman most probably see the man?
What do both of the speakers agree on?
A. In the bus.
B. In the hotel.
C. In the classroom.
When will the man meet these people wanting to visit the company?
A. In the restaurant.
B. In the office.
C. In the factory.
A. In the factory.
B. In the office.
C. In the man’s home.
Where did Mary go?
A. It is very dirty.
B. It is her favorite city.
C. It is like a country town.
A. It was great.
B. It was freezing.
C. It rained much.
What happened to the author’s company five years ago?
A. To buy the company.
B. To find another job.
C. To drink more.
Why did the girl invite Uncle Smith to dinner?
A. On Saturday.
B. From Monday to Friday.
C. On Sunday.
A. He only wanted to come on Sunday.
B. He would be very busy on Saturday.
C. His car was broken down.
A. About 6:30 or 7:00.
B. About 7:30.
C. About 6: 00.
What did the person do every day?
A. Because he didn’t like drink alone.
B. Because he and his friend drank them together.
C. Because he and the beer woman drank them together.
A. The person’ s friend stopped drinking beer.
B. The person asked only for half a glass of beer.
C. The person asked only for one glass of beer.
A. His friend died.
B. His friend was well.
C. His friend was beer.
In January 2009, during the first weeks of a six-month stay at the Children’ s Hospital of Philadelphia for leukemia(白血病)treatment, Michael wandered over to his hospital window in search of relaxation. The【C1】______first-grader watched a construction crew【C2】______on a 10-storey addition to the hospital.【C3】______Michael’ s third-floor window, Ritchie, an iron-worker from the East Falls section of Philadelphia,【C4】______and saw \
A. watched out
B. watched at
C. looked up
D. looked down
解析：本题考查词组辨析。watch out意为“留心，注意”；watch at意为“观看”；look down意为“向下看”；look up意为“抬头看”。
A. came back
B. came on
C. waved back
D. waved on
A. went off
B. went out
C. turned into
D. turned to
解析：本题考查动词词组的辨析。冬天“走向”春天。C项turned into表示一物“变成”另一物，如：Water can be turnedinto ice．
解析：本题考查固定词语的搭配。cheered Michael up意为“使迈克振作起来”。
A. pay attention to
B. get down to
C. be used to
D. look forward to
解析：本题考查句意的衔接。pay attention to意为“注意”；beused to意为“习惯做某事”；get down to意为“着手做某事”，句意为：每天盼着见到这个男孩。
解析：本题考查句意衔接。由于前句是“Michael changed mylife”，所以这里应该表示“不同的”。
Susan: I’ m so glad to see you, David.【K1】______has been such a long time. How are you?
David: I’ m fine, and you?
Susan: I’m just wonderful. God, time goes by so quickly! Are you going to the air quality conference in London?
David: I am. And I’ m really glad to see you. Just last night I found your name in the conference materials, but it didn’ t come to my【K2】______that we would meet on the plane.
Susan: I’m afraid I haven’ t had time to look at【K3】______conference materials very carefully. I had no idea you were coming, but I am certainly glad to see you. I was feeling very nervous about going there【K4】______friends.
David: I can imagine. My English has gotten not so fluent since I returned from the United States,【K5】______I’m rather nervous myself. But I saw that you were【K6】______ (give) the most important talk at the conference.
Susan: 【K7】______ (frank)speaking, I’m scared to death about it.
David: I’m just giving a talk in one of the workshop sections, and 1 hope I won’ t make all of you 【K8】______ (disappoint).
Susan: But your English is much【K9】______ (good)than mine.
David: But you’ re now the Director of the Air Quality Institute, so you【K10】______know the technical terms.
Susan: Maybe. But I still can’ t understand totally a lot of technical terms in my field.
解析：本题考查名词。后半句句意：但是我没想到我们会在飞机上相遇。come to one’s mind表示“某人想到”。故填mind。
解析：本题考查时态。句意：不过我看到你要在会议上发表重要讲话。根据上文内容提示，Susan还未出席会议，由此推断“在会议上讲话”发生在将来。且由宾语从句前的saw判断，谓语动词应使用过去将来时。故此处可填would give或were giving，但根据空格前的were可知，应填giving。
解析：本题考查词性转换。句意：希望我不会让你们所有人失望。空处在句中作宾语补足语，应用“disappointed(沮丧的，失望的)”来修饰宾语“all of you”。
27 August, 2012
146 O’Leary St
Improved ways of production make us able to offer you our change of Drilite batteries(电池)at a reduced price for large quantities.
Further information of the new prices for your market are sent to you together with the letter, and you will see that the price has already reduced 5 percent. As c. i. f(成本、保险加运费)to Dublin is included in our prices, you will agree that they are clearly lower than those of producers of the same batteries, both here in Japan and elsewhere. The quality of our products remains the same—only the finest chemicals are used. The new prices are for the least orders of 1,000 pounds and will begin from January 1. Immediate sending off is sure because enough can be made whenever you require it.
We appreciate your past dealing and cooperation(合作)with us, and look forward to supplying you in the new year at the new prices.
49.If the Irish expect to enjoy the 5% of reduction at prices, they should______.(C)
A. pay the Japanese at least ￡ 1,000
B. order 1,000 pounds of batteries in weight
C. order ￡ 1, 000 worth batteries at least
D. pay the Japanese ￡ 1, 000 ahead
解析：事实细节题。从文中第二段倒数第二句，The new pricesare for the least orders of 1，000 pounds and will begin from January1．可知，新的价格是基于订购至少1000英镑之上的，所以选项C符合原文的意思，是正确答案。
50.Which is NOT the reason of reduction of the price at 5 percent?(A)
A. The Japanese producer holds a large quantity of stores and can’t sell them out.
B. The Japanese have improved their production means.
C. They can turn out more products.
D. They expect to go on dealing with the Irish in the coming year.
解析：判断推理题。文中给出了几个原因：Improved ways of pro—duction；turn out more products；and look forward to supplying you inthe new year at the new prices．等。文章说的是，公司有能力立即大批量的生产，而不是说由于库存过多，卖不出去才迫于降价的。所以选项A(库存太多，卖不出去)是不符合原文的意思的，故正确答案为A。
51.From the letter, we can know______.(A)
A. the two sides cooperated before
B. the Irish should pay for the transportation fee in terms of the new price
C. they use the best chemicals to improve the quality
D. they have enough storage that can supply at any time
解析：判断推理题。由文章最后一段，We appreciate your pastdealing and cooperation(合作)with us．可知，在此之前他们之间有过贸易往来。所以选项A符合原文意思，是正确的答案。
According to statistics, in 2007 more than 6,000 children were expulsed(开除)from US schools for bringing guns and bombs to school.
The US Department of Education gave a report to the expulsions as saying handguns accounted for 58 percent of the 6,093 expulsions in 2003-2004, against 7 percent for rifles(步枪)or shotguns and 35 percent for other types of firearms. \
52.From the first paragraph we can infer that in the US schools______.(C)
A. students enjoy shooting
B. students are eager to be soldiers
C. safety is a problem
D. students can make guns
53.The main idea of the second paragraph shows us______.(A)
A. some examples of shooting in US schools
B. the American’ s feeling
C. some famous schools
D. that some teachers were killed by students
54.From this passage we know that______.(C)
A. every American cannot have guns
B. only soldiers and police can have guns
C. every American citizen can own guns
D. teachers have no money to buy guns
In period of the summer holidays there will be a revised schedule(修改过的时刻表)of services for the students. Changes for dining-room and library service hours and for bus schedules will be posted on the wall outside the dining-hall. Weekly film and concert schedules, which are being arranged(安排), will be posted each Wednesday outside the student club.
During the summer holidays, buses going to the town centre will leave the main hall every hour on the half hour during the day. The dining-room will serve three meals a day from 7:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m. during the week and two meals from noon to 7:00 p. m. on weekends. The library will continue its usual hours during the week,but has shorter hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend hours are from noon to 5:00 p. m.
All students who want to use the library lending services must have a new summer card. This announcement will also appear in the next week’s student newspaper.
55.The main purpose of this text is to______.(A)
A. tell students of important schedule changes
B. tell students of new bus and library services
C. show the excellent services for students
D. ask students to renew their library cards
56.At which of the following times will the bus leave the main hall?(B)
A. 8:00; 9: 00; 10:00; 11:00.
B. 8:00; 9:30; 10:30; 11:30.
C. 8:30; 9:00; 9:30; 10:00.
D. 8:00; 9:30; 11:00; 12:30.
解析：事实细节题。根据文中第二段第一句：During the summerholidays，buses going to the town centre will leave the main hall ev—ery hour on the half hour during the day．可以得知。
57.In the summer holidays, the library will have______.(C)
A. no special hours
B. special hours on weekdays
C. special hours on weekends
D. special hours both on weekdays and weekends
解析：事实细节题。从文中第二段最后两句：The library willcontinue its usual hours during the week，but has shorter hours onSaturdays and Sundays．The weekend hours are from noon to 5：00p．m．得知，周末时问缩短了，从中午到下午5：00开放。
58.We may infer that during the summer holidays______.(B)
A. few students will stay in the university
B. no breakfast will be served on weekends
C. the student newspaper will sell more copies
D. there will be a concert or a film each Wednesday
解析：事实细节题。从文章中第二段第二句：The dining—roomwill serve three meals a day from 7：00 a．m．to 7：00 p．m．duringthe week and two meals from noon to 7：00 p．m．on weekends得知，周末没有早饭，而是从中午到下午7：00开饭。
Until relatively recently, the vast majority of human beings lived and died without ever seeing a city. The first city was probably founded no more than 5,500 years ago.【B1】______ In fact, nearly everyone lived on farms or in tiny rural(乡村的)villages. It was not until the 20th century that Great Britain became the first urban society in history—a society in which the majority of people live in cities and do not farm for a living.
Britain was only the beginning.【B2】______ The process of urbanization—the migration(迁徙)of people from the countryside to the city—was the result of modernization, which has rapidly transformed how people live and where they live.
In 1990, fewer than 40% of Americans lived in urban areas. Today, over 82% of Americans live in cities. Only about 2% live on farms.【B3】______
Large cities were impossible until agriculture became industrialized. Even in advanced agricultural societies, it took about ninety-five people on farms to feed five people in cities.【B4】______ Until modern times, those living in cities were mainly the ruling elite(精英)and the servants, laborers and professionals who served them. Cities survived by taxing farmers and were limited in size by the amount of surplus food that the rural population produced and by the ability to move this surplus from farm to city.
Over the past two centuries, the Industrial Revolution has broken this balance between the city and the country.【B5】______ Today, instead of needing ninety-five farmers to feed five city people, one American farmer is able to feed more than a hundred non-farmers.
[A]That kept cities very small.
[B]The rest live in small towns.
[C]The effects of urban living on people should be considered.
[D]Soon many other industrial nations became urban societies.
[E]But even 200 years ago, only a few people could live in cities.
[F]Modernization drew people to the cities and made farmers more productive.
[G]Modern cities have destroyed social relations and the health of human beings.
解析：由本空前的内容“．．．Even in advanced agricultural societies，it took about ninety—fiVe people on farms to feed five people incities．”可知，是在阐述过去城市不可能大的原因，因此A项与前面的意思对应。
解析：空格前一句“Over the past two centuries，the Industrial Revolution has broken this balance between the city and the country．”阐述工业革命打破了此前城市和乡村的这种平衡，因此空格处是对前一句内容的进一步阐述，因此选择F项。
Places to visit: Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace
Price: ￡ 45
Start-time: 6:30 a.m.
Pick-up: Anywhere in Oxford
For information, contact:
E-mail: C Travel@service.uk
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I’m writing for more information about the day tour to London.
As a student at Oxford University, I’d like to know if you have any special price for students. As for the money you charge, does it cover the entrance fees for visiting the places listed? What about lunch? Is it included? Or do I need to bring along my own? How long will the tour last? Since I need to prepare my lessons for the next day, I’d like to know the time to return.
Looking forward to your reply.
Tom: I know you travel a lot. Have you ever met any backpackers?
Alice: Yes, I have.
Tom: Some tourists call themselves backpackers while others don’ t. But what exactly is a backpacker?
Alice: It just means people who travel around in a backpack. I used to do that when I was younger.
Tom: Really? Are backpackers all young people?
Alice: No, they are of different ages, old and young, male and female. But the majority of them are young people. They would like to go out and see the world before they go to college, or settle down.
Tom: Some backpackers think they are somehow different from other tourists. They would say, \
Generally speaking, backpackers are tourists travelling with a backpack. There are backpackers of different ages and different countries. And young people makes up the majority because they have a strong sense of curiosity a-bout the world and would like to see more. Some of them have a strong sense of community and see themselves as different from other tourists. Some even look down upon other tourists and tend to communicate inside their own group while travelling, but this is not true of all backpackers.