1. What will the man do during the vacation?
A. Work in a clothes store B. Travel around with Sam C. Go to the countryside
2. what's the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Husband and wife B. Customer and waitress C. Workmates
3. How does the woman sound?
A. Excited. B. Confused. C. Annoyed.
4. What does the woman think Tom needs?
A. Punishment. B. Suggestions. C. Encouragement.
5. Where does the woman find her mobile phone?
A. On the table B. On the chair C. In her bag.
6. What day is it today?
A. Thursday B. Friday C. Saturday.
7. What is the woman going to do first?
A. Call Mark's parents. B. Exchange tickets C. Watch a match
8. What problem does the boy have?
A. He always gets lost on campus B. He has difficulty in learning physics.
C. He lost his class schedule.
9. Where is the boy supposed to be now?
A. In Building 1. B. In Building 3. C. In Building 4.
10. Where is the woman now?
A. At her home B. In a hotel C. In a bar
11. What did the woman's neighbor complain about?
A. The meeting. B. The service C. The noise
12. When will the party end?
A. At12:15. B. At12:20 C. At12:25
13. what's the man's job?
A. A tour guide. B. A salesman. C. A translator.
14. Who are most likely interested in this product?
A. Businessmen. B. Tourists. C. Foreign students.
15. How many languages does the product contain?
A. 6 B. 7 C. 8.
16. what's the woman dissatisfied with about the product?
A. It’s size. B. It’s design. C. It’s price.
17. What will the temperature be tomorrow?
A.16℃~30℃. B.18C~28℃. C.16℃~23℃.
18. How will the day start on Sunday?
A. Windy. B. Sunny. C. Cloud.
19. When will it probably be pretty cold?
A. Next Monday. B. Next Tuesday. C. Next Wednesday.
20. How often is the weather forecast?
A. Once a day. B. Twice a day. C. Three times a day.
Russ Gremel, now 98 years old, decided it was time to donate $2 million to the Illinois Audubon Society, a charity to purchase nearly 400 acres of land for wildlife protection. Gremel was able to make this amazing donation because he purchased $1,000 worth of Walgreens stock seven decades ago whose value has grown recently.
“A single man with no kids, Gremel has lived in the same Chicago house for 95 years, and has always lived simply”, neighbor Patrick Falso told TODAY. Falso said he heard Gremel say many times the “money wasn’t mine to begin with” and that he always intended to give it away.
The Gremel Wildlife shelter was founded on June 4. Illinois Audubon Society president Jim Herkert said Gremel’s donation was extremely generous. “It’s allowing us to protect a really valuable and important possession and realize one of Gremel’s wishes that we could find a place where people could come out and experience nature the way he did as a kid,” Herkert told TODAY.
After doing all this, this past weekend, Gremel adopted an old Chihuahua（吉娃娃犬）. Winnie the dog was picked up as a homeless dog several months ago. She suffered from a kind of cancer, which was treated—and all she needed was a loving home, which Colleen Collins, the founder of Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency, was determined to find.
Gremel had lost his own beloved Chihuahua earlier this year. When he reached out to Collins about Winnie, she felt this could be a good match. That feeling grew when she brought Winnie to his house for a meet and greet, and Winnie was introduced not only to Gremel but also some of his friends and neighbors. One had brought over a lot of fresh strawberries; all said they’d be there to help out in any way needed.
21. Patrick Falso is mentioned in the text mainly to explain _________.
A. how Gremel earned the money B. what kind of person Gremel is
C. why Gremel made the donation D. where Gremel has been living
22. What can we learn about Russ Gremel from the text?
A. He raised many pet dogs in his life.
B. He bought Walgreens stock at age 28.
C. He adopted a young Chihuahua recently.
D. He volunteered in wildlife shelters regularly.
23. What can we infer about Gremel’s neighbors from the text?
A. They live in harmony with animals. B. They are impressed with dog Winnie.
C. They lead a healthy and wealthy life. D. They are caring and kind to each other.
I’d like to share a little story with you about something that happened when I was four. I remember it clearly. Our loving family dog was nearing the end of his life. My father picked him up and put him in a little bed we had made for him. Our dog, my companion, whom we had cared for, bit my father when he attempted to help him. How could he? Why? I couldn’t understand it. I didn’t like him anymore.
I hadn’t thought about that story for a long time but something that happened last week brought it back to me. I went to speak with a friend. When I knocked on the door, I met in an instant an angry look and a few harsh(尖刻的)words. When the door was slammed(砰地关上)in my face, I stood there shocked, and in a rush, I was reminded of my dog bit my father 20 years ago or so. What brought that story back was that same feeling of betrayal.
Both stories taught me something the next day. You see, when I got up in the morning and was told my dog had died, it became clear to me that he must have been in great pain. For him to have bitten a family member, he could not have been himself. Much the same for the other story when I learned that my friend’s wife had just left him.
We are all beings of our environments, our opinions and feelings. And all of those things can cause you to say and do things that can’t be understood by those who are not in the same situation with you.
If you meet someone either behaving out of character or acting in a way that doesn’t seem to fit the situation, put out your hand and be patient when you think it is least possible for him to do so. You may turn around a story that has a sad ending simply by your actions.
24．What is the influence of the incident mentioned in Paragraph 1?
A. It hurt his father’s feeling deeply. B. It has puzzled the author ever since.
C. It left a deep impression on the author. D. It made the author dislike dogs.
25．Why did the author’s friend say harsh words to the author?
A. He was ill-tempered.
B. He was suffering the pain of losing his wife.
C. He was bothered by an unexpected visit.
D. They once quarreled and he couldn’t forgive the author.
26．What’s the author’s advice to us?
A. Help those in need. B. Look before you leap.
C. Respect for others is a kind of virtue. D. Learn to put yourself in others’ shoes.
Next time you need directions, maybe you can ask an ant. These little creatures are masters of navigation（导航）that some can find their way home whether they're walking forward or backward, according to a study in Current Biology.
Ants often travel long to bring back the food to their nests. But how do they know where they’re going?
Researchers went to Spain to mess with some desert ants. They found an active nest and surrounded it with barriers that forced the foraging（搜寻）ants to follow a particular path back home. Once the ants were familiar with the maze, the researchers would take them up, hand them pieces of a cookie and then put them back in a different location, one that required taking a 90 degree turn to get to the nest.
The research found that the ants carrying a small, easy-to-carry piece would run forward with confidence and were able to head on home. Some ants, however, would drop the cookie and turn around to take a look at the scenery, which allowed the six-legged experts to reset their inner maps, catch their cookies and head in the right direction.
These ants seem to use sky clues, like the position of the sun, to keep them on track. When the researchers used a mirror to make it look like the sun on the other side of the sky, the cornered ants would turn tail for the opposite direction.
So ants integrate（整合）a lot of information to successfully bring home the food.
27. What does the word “maze” in Paragraph 3 probably refer to?
A. A nest that active ants live in. B. An experiment that is done in the desert.
C. A method that helps to locate food. D. A place that consists of confusing paths.
28. Why did some ants stop to look at the scenery?
A. To get over the man-made barriers. B. To enjoy the scenery along the route.
C. To ensure they're in the right direction. D. To check directions with their maps.
29. According to the passage, what probably helps the ants find their way home?
A. The position of the sun. B. One particular path.
C. A 90 degree turn. D. Pieces of a cookie.
30. Where does this passage probably come from?
A. An adventure novel. B. A geography textbook.
C. A science magazine. D. A tourist brochure.
第二节 （共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分）
Not everyone deals with their feelings as an open book for others to read. 31 Learn to open up in order to improve your mental health.
32 Accept this and move on. Give yourself some time to have sweaty palms or a shaky voice, since it will get better with practice.
Ask people open-ended questions. To begin practicing opening up, you need to engage in honest, open conversation. Try a question like, "How are things going at work?" instead of "How's it going?” to get an open answer. Then, in turn answer open-ended questions with honest answers, instead of "Fine" or "OK". 33 However, in most cases people are flattered that you are listening to them and interested in their life.
Try emulating（效仿）someone who is very open. Observe them in a social situation. Then, try to act as if you are them occasionally. Many open behaviors are learned, and not a natural part of personality. 34
Avoid being a "know it all". Some people think advice is opening up, but it is unlikely to help you more open. When you want to give advice, listen and try to learn something new from the situation.
35 Schedule at least one long conversation per week. In the conversation you tell someone about the emotional and difficult part of your life. Get into the practice of opening up about what's good and bad in your life.
A. In this case, practice can make perfect.
B. Call close friends and family members more often.
C. Asking people personal questions is not always proper.
D. Try connecting about hobbies, interests, vacations or books.
E. Listening patiently is a great way to overcome fear of sharing emotions in public.
F. Understand that there is usually some fear with opening up to other people.
G. However, closing yourself from new people can stop your personal growth.
第三部分 英语知识运用 （共两节，满分45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）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。
That holiday morning I didn’t have to attend school. Usually, on holidays, Mother 36 me to sleep late. And I would certainly take full advantage of it. On this particular morning, 37, I felt like getting up early.
I stood by my window overlooking the 38 , having nothing better to do. But as it turned out, I was soon to learn about something 39 in life.
As I watched several people go by, get into their cars and go off, I 40 an old man on a bicycle with a bucket on its 41 and a basket rags and bottles on its back-carriage. He 42 from one car to another, washing and cleaning them. From the water on the ground, it seemed that he had already 43 washing and cleaning about a dozen or more cars. He must have begun to work quite early in the morning.
Several thoughts 44 my mind as I watched him work. He wasn’t well-dressed. He had on a pair of shorts and a(n) 45 T-shirt. The bicycle he rode was not by any means the kind modern 46 would want to be seen riding on. But he seemed 47 with life. There he was, working hard at his small business, 48 at passers-by and stopping to chat now and then 49 elderly men and women on their way to the market nearby.
There was a noticeable touch of 50 in the way he seemed to be doing things— 51 the windscreen (挡风玻璃), then standing back to admire it; scrubbing (擦净) the wheels and 52 , standing back to see what they look like after the scrub.
It was a 53 to learn, I felt. At no age need one have to beg for a 54 if one has good health and is willing to work hard. For a while I felt 55 of myself. Young as I am—just sixteen, and there was this old man who must have been usefully engaged perhaps before the sun appeared above the horizon.
36. A. forces B. allows C. causes D. forbids
37. A. otherwise B. therefore C. however D. besides
38. A. parking lot B. bus stop C. school D. market
39. A. interesting B. surprising C. awful D. useful
40. A. noticed B. recognized C. called D. assisted
41. A. back B. handle C. wheel D. seat
42. A. searched B. left C. moved D. wandered
43. A. stopped B. started C. intended D. finished
44. A. crossed B. slipped C. disturbed D. inspired
45. A. attractive B. shiny C. simple D. expensive
46. A. repairmen B. businessmen C. drivers D. cyclists
47. A. busy B. content C. careful D. bored
48. A. waving B. looking C. laughing D. pointing
49. A. about B. for C. with D. like
50. A. worry B. respect C. sympathy D. pride
51. A. cleaning B. fixing C. replacing D. covering
52. A. still B. yet C. again D. soon
53. A. lesson B. subject C. skill D. fact
54. A. business B. living C. success D. right
55. A. tired B. doubtful C. fearful D. ashamed
第 II 卷（非选择题部分，共55分）
Starting this September, freshmen at Tsinghua University will have to take swimming courses. They won't receive their degrees until they pass the test 56 (success). Exceptions will be allowed for students with certain physical or mental conditions, if 57 (prove) by medical staff.
Actually, viewing the ability 58 (swim) as a must for students is not something new to this university. It was a 59 (require) in the early 20th century. Later it 60 (drop) due to a rising number of students and a lack of facilities（设施）.
As for 61 new rule, opinions vary greatly. Some students welcome it, saying it's a necessary skill 62 can save lives, while others argue that it’s not reasonable to link degrees
63 swimming ability.
In response to the negative reviews, Liu Bo, head of the Division of Sports Science, gave the following explanation. 64 a water sport swimming does less harm to joints（关节）and muscles and is helpful in improving students' endurance. 65 (consequence) it's beneficial to students in the long run.
第四部分 写作 （共两节，满分35分）
Dear Mr. Hurst,
Once, when I was a teenager my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally there was only one family between us and the ticket counter.
This family made a big impression on me. There were eight children, all probably under the age of twelve. You could tell they didn’t have a lot of money. Their clothes were not expensive, but they were clean, the children were well-behaved, all of them standing in line, two-by-two behind their parents, holding hands. They were excitedly talking about the clowns, elephants and other acts they would see that night with their brothers or sisters in a low voice. One could sense they had never been to the circus before. It promised to be a highlight of their young lives.
The father and mother were at the head of the pack, standing proud as they could be. The mother was holding her husband s hand, looking up at him as if to say, “You are my knight in shining armor.” He was smiling and responding in pride, looking back at her as if to say “You got that right”. The ticket lady asked the father how many tickets he wanted. He proudly responded "please let me buy eight children’s tickets and two adult tickets so I can take my family to the circus.
The ticket lady gave the price. The man’s wife let go of his hand, lowered her head and her lips began to shake. The father leaned a little closer and asked, “How much did you say?” The ticket lady again told him the price. The man obviously didn’t have enough money.
How was he supposed to turn and tell his eight children that he didn’t have enough money to take them to the circus? Actually we were not wealthy in any sense, so I understand how the kids would feel. I felt sorry for them.
Seeing what was going on, my dad seemed to have an idea.___________________________
That day my father and I went back to our car. _____________________________________