1.How does the man plan to find a used car?
A. Through a car dealer.
B. On the Internet.
C. From the newspaper.
2. Where is the man going?
A. To a park.
B. To the woman’s.
C. To a supermarket.
3. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A book.
B. A writer.
C. A bookstore.
4. What season is it now?
5. What present has the man bought?
A. A book.
B. Some flowers.
C. A pair of gloves.
第二节（共15小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5分）
6. What are the speakers doing?
A .Reporting a match live.. B. Interviewing a champion.
C. Talking about a new world record.
7. What do we know about Paul Timmons?
A. He breaks a world record.
B. He is talented in competing.
C. He isn’t in the lead all the time.
8. What is the woman probably?
A. A writer.
B. A tour guide.
C. A reporter.
9. What is on the man’s right?
A. A statue.
B. A park.
C. A palace.
10. When did the man buy the T-shirt?
B. A couple of days ago.
C. A few weeks ago.
11. Why does the man want to change the T-shirt?
A. He prefers another color.
B. He doesn’t like the style.
C. He wants a bigger size.
12. What will the woman do next?
A. Change the T-shirt for the man.
B. Have a word with her manager.
C. Give the man’s money back.
13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Employer and employee.
B. Wife and husband.
C. Mother and son.
14. What does the woman advise the man to do?
A. Balance the budget(预算).
B. Buy a cheaper guitar.
C. Find another job.
15. What is the man’s problem?
A. He can’t join a band.
B. He can’t find a satisfying job.
C. He can’t make ends meet.
16.How does the man feel about the woman’s words?
17. What prize did the youngest group get?
A. The second prize.
B. The third prize.
C. The fourth prize.
18. What should Eastside practise more?
A. The music.
B. The dance.
C. The song.
19.Why did The Storm win the first prize?
A. They danced wonderfully.
B. The guitarist played very well.
C. The singer performed perfectly.
20. What kind of person is the speaker?
You probably know who Marie Curie was, but you may not have heard of Rachel Carson. Of the outstanding ladies listed below, who do you think was the most important woman of the past 100 years?
Anyone who has ever been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank.
Addams helped the poor and worked for peace. She encouraged a sense of community(社区)by creating shelters and promoting education and services for people in need. In 1931, Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
If it weren’t for Rachel Carson, the environmental movement might not exist today. Her popular 1962 book Silent Spring raised awareness of the dangers of pollution and t he harmful effects of chemicals on humans and on the world’s lakes and oceans.
Sandra Day O’Connor(1930—present)
When Sandra Day O’Connor finished third in her class at Stanford Law School, in 1952, she could not find work at a law firm because she was a woman. She became an Arizona state senator(参议员)and, in 1981, the first woman to join the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor gave the deciding vote in many important cases during her 24 years on the top court.
cember 1,1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks would not give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. Her simple act landed Parks in prison. But it also set off the Montgomery bus boycott. It lasted for more than a year, and kicked off the civil-rights movement. “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in,” said Parks.
21. What is Jane Addams famous for in history?
A. Her efforts to win a prize. B .Her teaching skills.
C. Her social work.
D. Her community background.
22. What was the reason for O’Connor’s being rejec ted by the law firm?
A. Her little proper training in law.
B. Her bad work experience in court.
C. The poor financial conditions.
D. The discrimination against women.
23. What can we infer about the women mentioned in the text?
A. They are highly educated.
B. They are truly creative.
C. They are pioneers（先锋，先驱）.
D. They are peace-lovers.
The British are known for their sense of humor. However, it is often difficult for foreigners to understand their jokes. The main point to remember is that the British often use understatement.
Understatement means saying less than you think or feel. For example, if someone gets very wet in a shower of rain, he might say, “Its a little damp (潮湿的) outside.” Or, if someone is very impolite and shouts a t another person, someone else might say, “She isn’t exactly friendly.” Understatement is often used in unpleasant situation or to make another person look silly. Understatement plays an important part in British humor.
Another key to understanding British humor is that the British like to make fun of themselves as well as others. They often laugh about the silly and unpleasant
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