湖北省黄冈中学 2015 届高三适应性考试 英 语 试 题
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第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 做题时，先将答案划在试卷上。录音内容结束后，你将有两分钟的时间将试卷上的答案 转涂到答题卡上。 第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 7.5 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，并标在试卷的相应位置。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。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. Which hotel might Pearl stay at according to the man? A. Plaza. B. Cambridge. C. Grand Regency.
2. Where will the two speakers go next? A. To an office. B. To their home. C. To a restaurant.
3. What is the man concerned about? A. The price. B. The memory space. C. The function.
4. How does the woman pay the bill? A. In cash. B. By cheque. C. By credit card.
5. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. The man’s house is not far from the library. B. The man always borrows books these days. C. The man goes to the library twice a month.
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选 项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题， 每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独自读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。 6. What are the speakers talking about in general? A. A band. B. A cell phone. C. Music.
7. Why does the woman listen to Barndoor Boys’ songs? A. They can calm her down. B. They can cheer her up. C. They can make her relax.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. Who is the woman? A. A dancer. B. An actress. C. A player.
9. How often does the woman practise recently? A. Twice a week. B. Four days a week. C. Four times a month.
10. What does the woman ask the man to do? A. See her performance. B. Take exercise together with her. C. Help her lose weight.
听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? A. Interviewer and interviewee. 12. What is the man’s health problem? A. He suffers high blood pressure. B. He has been putting on weight. C. It’s difficult for him to go to sleep at night. 13. According to the man, what is the cause of his problem? B. Doctor and patient. C. Fellow workers.
A. Lack of exercise. B. Too many pizzas and burgers.
C. No ice cream before going to bed. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 16 题。 14. Who could the man most probably be? A. A passer-by. B. A taxi driver. C. A policeman.
15. How long will it take the woman to get to the National Museum of Art? A. Less than 12 minutes. B. No more than 18 minutes. C. More than 20 minutes. 16. How will the woman probably go to the Mexican restaurant? A. By taxi. B. By subway. C. By bus.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 17 至 20 题。 17. Where is the speaker probably? A. At a TV station. B. On a beach. C. At a shopping mall.
18. How many people does the speaker mention? A. 3. B. 4. C. 5.
19. What does the speaker say about the guy with short pants? A. He needs fashion lessons. B. He wears a fashionable shirt. C. He will go to a barbecue party. 20. Who is in fashion? A. The girl with holey jeans. B. The girl with a white blouse. C. The guy with a Hawaiian shirt. 第二部分：词汇知识运用（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节：多项选择 (共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21. Thank you for your applause. From you applause I can see your ______ and support, although the curtain just begins.
22. The Mount Tai, occupying an area of 426 square kilometers, possesses rich cultural and geological ________. A. qualifications B. entertainments C. attractions D. applications
23. Many people believe that money brings happiness, because if they can pay and _____ all their desires they imagine that they will be happy forever. A. acquire B. highlight C. fulfil D. reveal
24. I would, however, be perfectly satisfied if you would kindly replace the camera or ______ my money, whichever is more convenient. A. chase B. exchange C. swap D. refund
25. At one level, the Internet has enabled people to make connections they might not otherwise have made, and virtual friendships can ______ real-life relationships. A. arise from B. evolve into C. seek for D. attach to
26. The latest report has declared that the Chinese economy is ______ steadily, supported by increasing consumption, stable export volumes, and the government’s reform policies. A. holding up B. standing up C. turning up D. picking up
27. ―I was shocked and _________ at that time, but at the same time it made me cherish my sporting life even more. I will take it as a lesson and be more careful in the future.‖ The famous sports star Sun Yang said. A. excited B. depressed C. admired D. contented
28. Intelligence is ______ to the modern sportsmen; there are so many losses and benefits to be balanced that a sportsman needs a reasonable, calculating mind. A. complicated B. sufficient C. controversial D. essential
29. ―All roads lead to Rome‖ is an English idiom which means that different methods of doing something will __________lead to the same result. A. immediately B. eventually C. increasingly D. occasionally
30. The reason why this design stands out from the others is that it falls _________the hotel’s promise to offer its guests the utmost comfort and convenience. A. in line with B. in relation to C. in view of D. in exchange for
第二节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 20 分）
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）选出可以填入空白的最 佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
It was two days before Christmas and young Maggie Dotson was already being told that her Christmas wish would not be coming true. Paxton, she was Before that December day a/an the Dotson’s home. So father when he outside and 36 34 33 him. 32 31 , would not be coming back.
baby deer had been abandoned in the woods behind
was the little deer that he hadn’t the strength to run from Maggie’s 35 he carried the little deer towards their home, Maggie rushed
rubbed the little deer’s nose; it licked (舔) Maggie’s hand, which made her
laugh. Mr. Dotson smiled and just shook his head. He proceeded to carry the little deer to the 37 . In what seemed like a few seconds to Mr. Dotson, Maggie rushed to the house and came back carrying a medical bag, and a 38 of lettuce (莴苣) she had 39 from the refrigerator.
Maggie handed her father the bag, and then placed the lettuce by the little deer’s mouth –- but he wasn’t 40 . 41 around the little deer’s injured hoof (蹄), Maggie became
As Mr. Dotson placed a
excited as the little deer began to bite on the lettuce. It was dark outside and the temperature was quite 42 . Maggie insisted that her father return with carrots and warm blankets for him. He 43 . 44 the light in the garage, Maggie turned to her father and said, ―I’m going to
promised he After he
name him Paxton, Daddy. With time and 45 , Maggie finally gained the little deer’s 46 . In fact, he was soon
eating carrots right out of her hand. And when the holidays were over and Maggie was back in school, she never left 47 feeding Paxton first thing every morning. 48 that his daughter felt for the little deer. That scared him,
Mr. Dotson could see the
49 , because he knew Maggie would never be able to say
. So when his hoof had finally
healed, Mr. Dotson came home early one afternoon to set him free. 31. A. asked 32. A. lost 33. A. weak 34. A. threatened 35. A. Before 36. A. gently 37. A. house 38. A. row 39. A. stole 40. A. absorbed 41. A. ingredient 42. A. freezing 43. A. could 44. A. turned up 45. A. persistence 46. A. appetite 47. A. except B. advised B. injured B. sick B. scratched B. Since B. slightly B. garage B. mouthful B. grabbed B. engaged B. label B. warm B. would B. turned on B. recognition B. security B. without C. told C. escaped C. tired C. witnessed C. While C. toughly C. woods C. handful C. threw C. satisfied C. restriction C. hot C. should C. turned off C. sequence C. awareness C. after D. meant D. freed D. frightened D. approached D. As D. voluntarily D. backyard D. basket D. kept D. interested D. bandage D. normal D. might D. turned out D. sacrifice D. trust D. until
48. A. beauty 49. A. therefore 50. A. goodbye
B. bridge B. thus B. good night
C. bond C. still C. hello
D. bitterness D. though D. apology
第三部分：阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分, 满分 40 分） 阅读下列短文，从每篇短文后所给各题的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项， 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A I vividly remember walking back to my house after collecting the afternoon mails. I saw a credit card statement, another credit card statement and our bank statements. I was in that moment that I felt a deep tension. I realized that even though I had married a man who I absolutely loved and adored, I really didn’t have a clear sense of how he handled money and how the two of us were going to combine our different approaches to handling money in our marriage. I was more organized and detailed, but he was more of a laid-back type. I knew that getting on the same financial page was a key factor in creating a successful marriage and financial future. I asked my husband if he would be willing to set up a time each week to talk about our finances and develop a plan for getting rid of our credit card debt. My husband said he would be willing to do this. Admittedly, he was skeptical — but willing. We came to refer to our weekly meetings as our Financial Dates. We didn’t really have a clue as to what we were doing. All we knew was that we needed to give our finances serious attention. Some Dates were filled with tense conversations. Other Dates were filled with laughter, joy and creativity. However, we kept showing up for our Dates and we never gave up. What started out as a means for survival became a powerful connecting thread in our relationship. Something shifted within us. Instead of our finances becoming a source of divisive tension that pulled us apart, they became the glue that held us together as we became a unified team. I still recall the day that we excitedly crossed off our last credit card payment on the chart we had created. We had finally arrived. We were free. We had been given wings to fly. Now, whenever I feel huge stress I ask myself, ―How am I contributing to what is happening
right now?‖ This gives me the ultimate power to take action. Even though my husband and I don’t have any guarantee against future challenges, I am left with something deep within that is unshakable and that can never be taken away — the memory of our past successes and the power to integrate (整 合) these lessons in my day-to-day life. 51. Why did the author feel nervous when collecting the afternoon mails? A. She was not sure about her marriage. B. She didn’t know how to handle money. C. She could feel the pressure of the huge debt. D. She was reminded of the quarrels in the family. 52. Which word can replace the underlined word ―laid-back‖ in the second paragraph? A. relaxed. B. skeptical. C. lazy. D. confident.
53. What can we learn from the Financial Dates? A. They showed the couple clear direction at first. B. They left the couple nothing but deep sadness. C. They were once interrupted but quickly continued. D. They strengthened the couple’s relationship at last. 54. We can infer that when faced with stress the author will _______. A. try to change the situation C. get power from the memory B. focus on what contributes to it D. feel free to do what she likes
B There are roughly 55 million single women in the US, many of them fashionable, sexy and smart, with their finger on the pulse of life. But when that certain finger is ringless, even the most self-confident finger fears the shame and blame of disappointed family during a visit home. The holidays are known to cause stress to scores of single women in the pains of ―The Panic Years‖, who call the annual visit-and-interrogation (审讯) the ―Thanksgiving Third Degree‖. Now some women have admitted to buying fake, cheap ―engagement rings‖ just to prevent parents and other overly-critical family members from delivering ridicule and judgment over their single status. It may sound like a slippery slope towards avoidance issues and other psychological problems, but if it quiets them long enough without you getting questioned about why your boyfriend of three
years hasn’t proposed yet, it could be well worth the $30 investment. Sometimes it’s completely soul-pressing when you come home for the holidays empty-handed—literally (准确地)—watching your family members’ faces show disappointment that you’re back another year without any engagement ring. Heather, a 31-year-old lawyer from New York, was well on her way to being both unhitched and unhinged(神经错乱), thanks to her mother’s persistent request about marriage. She feared that the constant blaming could destroy not just her own wise judgment, but threaten her long-time relationship with her boyfriend, Tony, who was regularly interrogated about his intentions from his would-be mother-in-law. Well aware that showing up without a ring for the holidays would ruin the mood of the entire weekend, she became very resourceful. ―I got a fake ring for $30 just to shut her up,‖ she said. ―It actually worked and it turned into a really great visit!‖ Just three months later, Heather had a real ring to show off. Tony proposed on their own timetable on Valentine’s Day and her mother was never the wiser. 55. From the passage some single women buy fake rings _______. A. to keep away from blame from parents B. to save money for their future marriage C. being vain to show their beautiful fingers D. to check how others evaluate them 56. Some single women fear their holidays because _______. A. they can’t find suitable partners B. their parents aren’t satisfied with their casual attitude C. their parents blame them for just not wearing rings D. they will be questioned for being single 57. What caused Heather to be resourceful? A. Not wanting to spend stressful weekends home. B. Thinking of how to make weekends meaningful. C. Having many resources to enjoy the weekends. D. Getting help from her parents on weekends. 58. What can be implied from ― it turned into a really great visit‖? A. Heather wasn’t afraid of visiting her parents.
B. Heather managed to make her parents happy. C. Heather found visiting her parents more enjoyable. D. Heather wore a fake ring confirming her engagement.
C It’s clear that with unprecedented (空前的) pressure on our natural resources and our climate, the world economy needs to ―green up‖. The shift to a green economy represents one of the biggest business opportunities in decades. Already, the global low-carbon market is worth more than ? 3 trillion, and is set to reach ? 4 trillion by 2015 as more economies invest in low-carbon technologies. And we need to focus on green growth because the price of inaction is too high. Business is constantly looking for ways to become more efficient and the competitive gains for British companies’ efficient use of resources such as water, energy and materials are enormous, with potential savings of about ? 23 billion a year. We do not underestimate the challenges that we face in moving to a green economy. We often take our natural resources for granted but these are not inexhaustible, and demand is increasing. This is an economic issue, it’s a development issue, and it requires global action. Next month, I’m joining leaders in business, government and civil society from all over the world at the Rio+ 20 Earth Summit in Brazil. I’ll be calling for an absolute commitment from my international colleagues to inclusive ( 广泛的 ) green growth as the path to shared prosperity. Governments need to create the framework for the private sector（部门）to act. We want an agreement to develop sustainable development goals that meet the linked challenges of food, energy and water security. At home, we’re providing support to companies that are changing the way they do business. Our Green Economy Council brings together government, businesses and the third sector to help us create the right way to enable action from everyone — from government, businesses and consumers. We in the government want to create an effective basis for the green economy, with policies that are helping growth and giving businesses the certainty to plan and invest. A strong green economy will generate the investment and innovation (创新) to transform our products and services and capture new markets, though the case for green investment and green growth is compelling (有吸引力的), as we rebuild the British economy. To my mind, there is no
other option. 59. It is time for the world economy to ―green up‖ due to _______. A. the appearance of low-carbon technologies B. the pressure on natural resource and climate C. the increasing demand of worldwide population D. the present environmental problems like pollution 60. What can be learned from the second paragraph? A. Some businesses have efficiently saved a lot. B. Inefficient companies will have to compete much. C. A green economy is in reality a development issue. D. There are many difficulties on the way to a green economy. 61. To develop green economy, the governments should ________. A. change the way companies do business B. make effective policies for the green economy C. actively attend Rio+20 Earth Summit to be held in Brazil D. encourage businesses to invest more on sustainable energies 62. What is the author’s attitude towards the coming green economy? A. Doubtful. B. Hopeful. C. Negative. D. Worried.
D At some time in your life you may have a strong desire to do something strange or terrible. However, chances are that you don’t act on your impulse (冲动),but let it pass instead. You know that to commit the action is wrong in some way and that other people will not accept your behavior. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the phenomenon of taboo behavior is how it can change over the years within the same society, how certain behavior and attitudes once considered taboo can become perfectly acceptable and natural at another point in time. Topics such as death, for example, were once considered so upsetting and unpleasant that it was a taboo to even talk about them. Now with the publication of important books such as On Death and Dying and Learning to Say Goodbye, people have become more aware of the importance of expressing feelings about death and, as a result, are more willing to talk about this taboo subject.
One of the newest taboos in American society is the topic of fat. Unlike many other taboos, fat is a topic that Americans talk about constantly. It’s not taboo to talk about fat; it’s taboo to be fat. The ―in‖ look is thin, not fat. In the work world, most companies prefer youthful-looking, trim (苗条 的) executives to sell their image as well as their products to the public. The thin look is associated with youth, vigor, and success. The fat person, on the other hand, is thought of as lazy and lacking in energy, self-discipline, and self-respect. In an image-conscious society like the U. S. , thin is ―in‖, fat is ―out‖. It’s not surprising, then, that millions of Americans have become obsessed (着迷) with staying slim and ―in shape‖. The pursuit of a youthful physical appearance is not, however, the sole reason for America’s obsession with diet and exercise. Recent research has shown the critical importance of diet and exercise for personal health. As in most technologically developed nations, the life-style of North Americans has changed dramatically during the course of the last century. Modern machines do all the physical labor that people were once forced to do by hand. Cars and buses transport us quickly from point to point. As a result of inactivity and disuse, people’s bodies can easily become weak and vulnerable to disease. In an effort to avoid such a fate, millions of Americans are spending more of their time exercising every day. 63. From the passage we can infer taboo is _______. A. a strong desire to do something strange or terrible B. a crime committed on impulse C. behavior considered unacceptable in society’s eyes D. an unfavorable impression left on other people 64. Based on the ideas presented in the passage we can conclude ―being fat‖ _______. A. will always remain a taboo B. is not considered a taboo by most people C. has long been a taboo D. may no longer be a taboo some day 65. In the U. S., thin is ―in‖, fat is ―out‖, this means _______. A. thin is ―inside‖, fat is ―outside‖ B. thin is ―diligent‖, fat is ―lazy‖ C. thin is ―youthful‖, fat is ―spiritless‖
D. thin is ―fashionable‖, fat is ―unfashionable‖ 66. The main reason the passage gives for why so many Americans are exercising regularly is _______. A. their changed life-style B. their eagerness to stay thin and youthful C. their appreciation of the importance of exercise D. the encouragement they have received from their companies
E A woman in the US is able to speak for the first time in 11 years after a pioneering voice box transplant. Brenda Jensen said the operation was a great success which had saved her life. Thirteen days after the surgery she said her first words, ―Good morning, I want to go home.‖ It is the first time a voice box and windpipe (气管) have been transplanted at the same time and only the second time a voice box has ever been transplanted. Ms. Jensen, 52, had been unable to speak on her own since her voice box was damaged during surgery in 1999. Since then, she has been unable to taste or smell food, could breathe only through a hole in her windpipe and could talk only with the help of an electronic voice box. In October, surgeons at the University of California Davis Medical Centre removed the voice box and 6cm of the windpipe from a donor body. In an 18-hour operation, this was transplanted into Ms. Jensen’s throat and the team connected it to her blood supply and nerves. Professor Martin Birchall from University College London, who was part of the surgery team, said, ―We’ve learned that we can repair nerves to make even very complex organs function again. It’ll open the door to better facial transplants and will be extremely important as tissue engineering develops.‖ A voice box transplant might be life changing, but it is not life saving. Everyone who receives a transplant must take drugs to control the immune system for the rest of their lives. These drugs can reduce life expectancy, so they are normally set aside for life saving procedures. One of the reasons Ms. Jensen was a suitable person for this transplant was that she was already taking immune controlling drugs after a kidney-pancreas (胰腺) transplant four years ago. Professor Peter Belafsky, part of the surgical team, said, ―Brenda was an exceptional (例外的) candidate for
the transplant because she was highly motivated.‖ Anyone who’s met Brenda knows that she is a strong and determined person with a great outlook on life in spite of the many physical challenges she’s faced over her lifetime. 67. The voice transplant operation is of great significance because it proves that _______. A. facial transplants are now easier to perform B. nerve repairing is a breakthrough in tissue engineering C. new medical technology is always possible to discover D. the drugs taken after the operation help the patient live longer 68. Ms. Jensen was a suitable person for this transplant because she was _______. A. experienced and brave B. seriously ill and motivated C. determined and realistic D. strong-willed and prepared 69. Which of the following is the right time order of the event? a. Ms. Jensen received a voice box transplant operation. b. Ms. Jensen began to take immune controlling drugs. c. Doctors removed the voice box from a donor body. d. Ms. Jensen had a kidney-pancreas transplant operation. A. acdb B. dbca C. bdca D. cabd
70. Which of the following is the best title for the passage? A. First Words from New Voice Box B. Transplant Saves A Woman’s Life C. Overcoming Obstacles to Speak Again D. Courageous Woman Defeating Fears 第四部分： 书面表达（共两节，满分 50 分） 第一节: 完成句子 (共 10 小题; 每小题 2 分，满分 20 分) 阅读下列各小题，根据汉语提示，用句末括号内的英语单词完成句子，并将答案写在答 题卡上的相应题号后。 71. Aids is said____________________ the biggest health challenge to both men and women in that area over the past few years. (be)
据说，在过去的几年里，艾滋病已经成为那个地区男性以及女性的最大的健康挑战。 72. A hotspot is a public area that the wireless technology, which allows users_____________ the Internet, has been applied to. (access) 热点区是一个应用了无线电科技，让使用者进入网络的公共区域。 73. Oh, boys, why are you killing your time this way? Can’t you find something (worth) 噢，孩子们，为什么要这样消磨时光呢？你们难道不能找点更值得做的事情吗？ 74. ____________________ that he didn’t even make an appearance at the conference, not to mention a speech. (annoy) 让我感到恼火的是这次会议他根本没露面，更不用说讲话了。 75. The mother is always giving whatever her son wants, which is____________________. (lie) 这位母亲总是给她儿子任何他想要的东西，这就是她的错误所在。 76. I told my mother hardly scene. (close) 我告诉母亲晚上我一闭上眼睛就开始想那可怕的情景。 77. I ____________________ by teaching in a high school for five years, and is now working in a university. (earn) 我在一所中学靠教学谋生，工作了 5 年，现在在大学里工作。 78. I feel as if we ____________________ each other for years though we just met each other a moment ago. (know) 尽管我们才见面一会儿，我觉得我们好像相互认识很多年了。 79. With the fact that she’s younger than the rest____________________, I think she has spoken English very well indeed. (account) 考虑到她比其他人年纪都小，我认为她的英语实际上已经说得很好了。 80. When I told her the air there an interesting experience. (breathe) 当我告诉她在那里会呼吸困难且很冷时，她说这将是一次有趣的经历。 第二节：短文写作（共一题，满分 30 分） 请根据以下提示，并结合事例，用英语写一篇短文。 When something ―bad‖ happens, it’s important to shift negative thoughts to something positive. and it would be very cold, she said it would be my eyes when I started to think of the terrible ?
If we don’t, we will only attract more ―bad things‖. 注意：①无须写标题； ②除诗歌外，文体不限； ③内容必须结合你生活中的具体事例； ④文中不得透露个人姓名和学校名称； ⑤词数不少于 120，如引用提示语则不计入总词数。
湖北省黄冈中学 2015 届高三适应性考试英语试题
参 考 答 案 A卷 1—5ACBCA 6—10CBABA 11—15ACCBA 16—20BCBAB 21—25ACCDB 26—30 DBDBA 31—35 CBADD 36—40 ABCBD 41—45 DABCA 46—50 DBCDA 51—54 CADC 55—58 ADAC 59—62 BCBB 63—66 CDDB 67—70BDBA B卷 1—5CBAAB 6—10AACAB 11—15BBACB 16—20ABCBA 21—25BDABA 26—30 CCBAB 31—35 BCCBA 36—40BCDAB 41—45 CBCDB 46—50BDACB 51—54 BCDD 55—58BBDB 59—62DACA 63—66 BBCC 67—70ABCB 71. to have been 72.to gain /get /have access to 73. (that is) better worth doing 74. It annoyed me / made me annoyed 75. where her mistake lies 76. had I closed 77. earned a /my living 78. had known 79. taken into account 80. would be hard / difficult to breathe One possible version: It can safely say that most of us fill our day with negativity from the moment we get out of bed. Then we wonder why our day is not the best it can be. It’s advisable, however, that we think more positively. I will never forget an afternoon when my bus was stuck in rush traffic on my way home. Desperately wanting to have a look at what my father could have bought for my birthday, I was in so worried a state that I was about to lose my temper. Fortunately enough, I didn’t. I made it positive by saying that this was awesome and I could spare this time to clear my head from study. Therefore, when I got home I was in a great mood and ready to play with my family and my birthday gift, a new bicycle. From my experience, I draw a conclusion that making the choice to stay positive is an easy task though it takes commitment and will not happen over night. A positive attitude towards bad experiences can help make you happier and stronger and the path to success clearer in the long run. (189 字) 51. C 看到一张又一张的结账单，作者感到紧张。 52. A 与―有条理注重细节‖相对应的是―松弛的，轻松的‖。 53. D 倒数第三段提到 Finance Dates 成为家庭的粘合剂(glue)。 54. C 此次经历将成为未来生活的借鉴和帮助。 55. A 见第一段第二句。 56. D 见第一段最后一句。 57. A 知道假日不戴订婚戒指会破坏整个周末的心情，希瑟变得很有主意。 58. C 她说：―我花 30 美元买了个假戒指，这下她没的说了。戒指真管用，这次回家很愉快！ 59. B 60. C 本段讲经济发展存在的问题，是发展中的问题。 61. B 见 3, 4 段(Governments need to create framework 和 with policies that are helping growth ). 62. B 见最后一段。 63. C 从第一段和第二段第一句可知，禁忌是不好的行为。 64. D 由第二段可知。 65. D 由第二段关于―死亡‖的话题和第三段―新的‖话题可知―in‖和―out‖。 66. B 由最后一段可知。 67. B 见第五段 ―…we can repair nerves…‖等句。 68. D 见最后一段。 69. B 根据最后一段第一句及第二句、第四段可知。 70. A 本文介绍美国首个喉头移植手术成功的案例，并使患者能够再次说话。 (Text l) W: What hotel is Pearl staying at? Cambridge or Grand Regency? M: She might be staying at the Plaza, but I don’t know for sure. (Text 2)
M: I’m sorry I’m late, dear. I had a long meeting at the office. W: That’s OK. Now we can try that new Chinese restaurant downtown. (Text 3) W: What’s important when you’re buying a new phone? M: What’s important? For me, memory space. A lot of phones are bad with memory, but cheap ones are even worse. I keep a lot of music on my phone. That takes up a lot of space. (Text 4) M: Here is your bill. Please have a check. W: I guess no problem. I don’t have much cash on me. Do you take cheques? M: Sorry, we only accept credit cards and cash. Do you have your credit card? W: Yeah. Here you are. (Text 5) W: How often do you go to the library? M: I go there twice a week, because it takes me only 10 minutes to go there by bike. W: Do you always borrow books? M: Well, I sometimes borrow books, but I always borrow DVDs these days. (Text 6) M: You’ve got a lot of songs in your cell phone. What kind of music do you usually listen to? W: It’s hard to say. Different music for different moods. M: For example? W: Well, when I feel sad or I’m a little blue, I like listening to Barndoor Boys. A lot of people don’t like country music, but I like it. It cheers me up. (Text 7) W: Hey, are you free this weekend? I’ll be on stage for the first time ! M: Excuse me? On stage? Are you acting? W: No, dancing! It’s my modern dance stage performance ! M: I didn’t know you’re a dancer! You must be so busy. How often do you practise? W: Twice a week usually, but this month, we’ve been practising four days a week. M: Wow , I’ll bet that helps you lose weight ! W: Actually, not really. After practising I’m always so hungry. I just eat and eat. M: But still, you get more exercise than most people, for sure. W: Why don’t you come to see me perform Saturday night? M: Let me check my schedule. What time? (Text 8) W: Oh, of course, thank you. Let’s find one more person …maybe that man over there. Excuse me, can I ask you a few questions about your health? M: What ? What? What? Do you think I have a health problem? W: Umm, do you have a problem? M: I can’t sleep at night. I just lost 30 pounds. I’ve been on a diet for almost a year now. I have to go running for two hours a day. But I miss what I used to eat. W: What did you use to eat? M : Pizzas , burgers. . . I used to eat ice cream before going to bed. I know that’s the reason I can’t sleep well. No ice cream, no sleep. What am I going to do? W: Umm ...I think you should talk to your doctor. Thank you and good luck. (Text 9) W: Ah great. Thanks for pulling over. M: Where to? W: Well, I’m going to the National Museum of Art. M: Sure, Hop in. W: Uh . Excuse me, how long does it take to get there? M: Well, that all depends on the traffic, but it shouldn’t take more than twenty minutes for the average driver. And I’m not average. We should be able to get there in less than twelve minutes. W: OK. Uh, do you have any idea how much the fare will be? M: Oh, it shouldn’t be more than 18 dollars, not including a tip, of course. W: Oh, before I forget, can you recommend any good restaurants downtown? M: Well, the Mexican restaurant, La Fajita, is fantastic. W: Sounds great! How do I get there from the museum? M: Well, you can catch the subway right outside the museum. There are buses that run that way, but you would have to transfer a couple of times. And there are taxis too, but they don’t run by the museum that often. W: OK. Thanks. (Text 10) W: OK, let’s take a look around the shopping mall. I’ll tell you who’s in fashion and who’s not in fashion. Now, there’s an example of after-school style. Check out that guy in the orange shirt and the yellow jeans. Are those in fashion? Sure , that’s the new look this season! OK.The guy with the short pants needs fashion lessons. His Hawaiian shirt is so out of style. It looks like he’s going to the ocean for a barbecue party. This is a shopping mall, not a beach. Now, do you see the girl outside, next to the tree over there? She’s wearing a short skirt and a pink sweater. Her blouse is white, and that goes with anything. She’s very fashionable and she knows it. This time next year, all the girls
will copy her style. Now , here’s an example of how not to dress. That girl, with the jeans? Are jeans out? Out? Never! But those jeans have holes in them. No one wears holey jeans anymore. And the sleeves on her T-shirt are too loose. T-shirts that fit tight to the body are the newest style, not the loose kind.