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出题人 ：孙英杰 郑庆菊 审题人：林胜利
第Ⅰ卷 选择题（共 100 分）
第一部分：听力（共20题，满分 30 分）
1. Where are the speakers going?
A. To Mexico. B. To Canada. C. To New York.
2. Why can’t Tim take Jenny’s shift?
A. He has to go to a funeral. B. He is on vacation. C. He has a soccer game.[
3. What does the woman mean?
A. More than enough food has been prepared.
B. They will probably run out of food.
C. There is a bomb in the refrigerator.
4. What subject does the woman think less difficult?
A. Mathematics. B. History. C. Literature.
5. What did the woman study in college？
A. Business. B. Art. C. Spanish.
6. What happened to Miguel last weekend?
A. He lost his textbook.
B. His house was burned to the ground.
C. He took care of his grandma.
7. Why will Miguel be late to Ms. Perry’s office?
A. He has to make food for his grandma.
B. He has to do his homework.
C. He has to buy his lunch.
8. What does the man do for his job?
A. He cleans houses. B. He sells houses. C. He does paperwork.
9. When does the conversation take place?
A. On Friday. B. On the weekend. C. On Thursday.
10. Why does the woman recommend the man her friend?
A. She enjoys working with him.
B. Her friend is moving to Springfield.
C. She is moving.
11. How old is Sam?
A. He’s in college.
B. He’s still a young kid.
C. He’s in high school.
12. What does Sam plan to do this summer?
A. Work at the pool.
B. Go to the lake with his mother.
C. Learn to skateboard.
13. What does Sam need help with?
A. Shopping in a supermarket.
B. Filling out job applications.
C. Paying for summer school.
14. Why does the woman always sleep in?
A. She doesn’t work.
B. She needs more sleep than most people.
C. She sets her own schedule.
15. When does the man get to work?
A. Around 9. B. Around 7. C. Around 10.
16. What does the man suggest to the woman?
A. They should switch schedules.
B. She should get up earlier.
C. She should learn to go to bed on time.
17.What will the speakers do today?
A. Go to the movies. B. Go on a hike. C. Go to work.
18. How do Uber drivers know where to go?
A. A map shows them where people need cars.
B. They are requested to get it on the website.
C. They call a phone number.
19. Who mostly drives for Uber?
A. Former taxi drivers.
B. People who have other jobs.
C. University students.
20. What does Travis Kalanick predict?
A. Uber will totally replace taxis.
B. Prices for transportation will go up everywhere.
C. Cars will be able to drive themselves.
China Opera Festival to open in Nanjing
The China Opera Festival 2017 is set to open in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Since 2011, the Ministry of Culture, supported by local governments, has hosted two opera festivals in Fujian and Hubei provinces. Works such as Tulou, Red River Valley, and Suwu of the Han Dynasty received favorable reviews from both critics and audiences alike.
During this year’s festival, 23 opera works — the highest number to date — from all around the country will be performed not only in Nanjing, but also in other cities in Jiangsu such as Xuzhou and Yixing. Free lectures about the opera works will also be given.
Among the 23 operas, there are works adapted from real-life events, the Chinese revolution, historical figures and events, and also Western operas.
Modern Chinese opera works will be one of the highlights of this year’s festival. Eight such works will be performed during the festival.
In addition, to allow more people to access the operas, the prices of tickets have been set to range from 20 yuan ($3) to a maximum of 120 yuan. More than 60 percent of the tickets will be priced under 60 yuan.
21. The following provinces have hosted an opera festival except_________.
A. Fujian B. Guizhou C. Hubei D. Jiangsu
22. What do we know from the text?
A. During this year’s festival, the works from all around the world will be performed.
B. Only in Nanjing can we enjoy the excellent performances.
C. Free lectures will be the highlight of this year’s festival.
D. The most expensive price of the ticket is 120 yuan.
23. What is the author’s purpose of writing this passage?
A. To introduce China.
B. To help people know Nanjing.
C. To inform readers of Nanjing China Opera Festival.
D. To attract audience to buy tickets.
School teachers and parents are always worried about whether students are paying attention in class or not. A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to solve the problem. The software，called Nestor，is used in two online classes at the ESG business school beginning in September.
The idea，according to LCA founder Marcel Saucet, is to use the data that Nestor collects to improve the performance of both students and professors. The software uses webcams (网络摄像机) to analyze eye movements and facial expressions of the students and determines whether students are paying attention to a video lecture. It then formulates quizzes (小测验) based on the content covered during moments of inattentiveness. Professors would also be able to identify moments when students’ attention waned (衰退), which could help to improve their teaching, Saucet says.
Advocates for AI in education say that the software is actually unable to teach a course，but the technology could be used as a digital tutor that would adapt to a student’s individual needs，and help develop more effective studying habits. Such software could also help teachers by providing feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching, advocates say.
Saucet says Nestor won’t store any of the video footage it gets and that his company has no plans to sell any other data the software collects. In addition to facial recognition and analysis, the software can integrate (合并) with students’ calendars to suggest possible study time, and track their online behavior to pick up on patterns.
Rose Luckin, a professor at the University College London Knowledge Lab, says AI could unlock the “black box of learning” by providing information on how and when learning happens. Luckin says a program like Nestor could be useful for students who take classes remotely, since “there isn’t a human there watching them”. While some are concerned that AI may one day replace teachers，Luckin sees the technology more as an assistant，rather than a replacement. Saucet agrees. “Human contact is not going to go away,” he says. “There will always be professors.”
24. How does Nestor work to find out when students aren’t paying attention?
A. By collecting the thoughts of students of the same age.
B. By storing the data of students in different universities.
C. By analyzing eye movements and facial expressions.
D. By identifying moments when students’ attention waned.
25. Which is the benefit of AI education?
A. It helps to develop more effective studying habits.
B. The software is able to teach a course in fact.
C. It could be used exactly as a tutor.
D. It could help recycle teachers’ teaching.
26. How does Nestor deal with the information collected from students?
A. Nestor will store it.
B. It’ll be kept from being stolen.
C. The company will sell the data to other corporations.
D. Nestor will use it for suggesting possible study time.
27. What can we learn from Rose Luckin’s words?
A. AI could provide information on learning or people’s needs.
B. Nestor could help the students who take remote classes.
C. AI will finally replace teachers one day in the future.
D. There would be no technology without human contact.
Being physically challenged can bring about inconvenience in life. But in Lenwood Haddock’s case, being blind works to his advantage. His trained, sensitive hands can perfectly handle every step in the complicated process of weaving hammocks, which takes a sharp eye, a skilled hand and lots of patience. Since beginning his craft in 1986, Lenwood has woven about 145,000 perfect hammocks.
Now 61, Lenwood lost his sight in 1973, at age 18, during a hunting accident. “My whole working career has been blind,” he says. He first found a job as a woodworker, but when that organization closed, the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind connected him with Hatteras Hammocks.
On his first day of work, “I did a total of one hammock,” Lenwood recalls, laughing. “And then I came home and laid on the sofa and went to sleep. I lift weights, but I wasn’t as tough as I thought until I started weaving. It takes a lot of energy, and you’re standing up all day.”
In time, however, Lenwood got into a good working rhythm and found he had a gift for the job. At first he worked on-site at the company, but after a year Lenwood moved his operation to the home workshop where he’d worked for 10 years during his woodworking days.
Since Lenwood began with Hatteras Hammocks 30 years ago, the company has aquired other brands and changed its name to The Hammock Source. Today, it is the world’s largest maker and seller of hammocks, all built by hand.
28. How old was Lenwood Haddock when he began weaving hammocks?
A. 18 years old. B. 26 years old. C. 61 years old. D. 31 years old.
29. How did Lenwood Haddock feel after he has finished his first hammock?
A. Exhausted. B. Disappointed. C. Energetic. D. Bored.
30. Which of the following is needed in weaving hammocks?
A. Poor eyesight. B. Sensitive mind. C. Full patience. D. Untrained craft. 31. What is the best title of the passage?
A. The Success of the Hammock Source Company
B. How to Weave Perfect Hammocks by Hand
C. The Blind Craftsman Who Makes Perfect Hammocks
D. How to Become a Successful Craftsman
Although the human body is designed to move, modern lifestyles and office jobs rarely give us the chance to move around -- we’re sitting while we’re eating; we sit in the car and we sit while we watch TV. It is common for us to sit for many hours at work.
New research shows that sitting less than three hours a day might extend your life by two years. Peter Katzmarzyk, a scientist at the University of Louisiana in the southern United States, says that sitting is ubiquitous in our lives, meaning it is something we do all the time, everywhere.
However, Mr. Katzmarzyk says that does not mean you can sit for the rest of your waking hours. He also says you may exercise often, “We can’t throw away physical activity. It’s extremely important. We have 60 years of research showing us that.”
Mr. Katzmarzyk and his colleagues are part of a new generation of researchers studying how sitting all day affects the length of life. “Studies that have assessed the relationship between sitting and mortality (死亡率) or television viewing and mortality are very rare. There’s only been a few of them, actually five or six now, in the last four or five years.” They found that cutting television time to less than two hours a day could add one point four years to life.
Luckily, change is already coming to some offices, especially in the design of desks. A “standing desk” lets people stand while they work. Another new design is called the “treadmill desk.” A treadmill is an exercise machine that lets you walk in one place. Even some U.S. schools are beginning to experiment with desks that are part-bicycle to keep children moving. That’s one of the strategies that many companies are using now.
Mr. Katzmarzyk also says studying this problem has inspired his team to make a few changes in their own lives.
32. The underlined word “ubiquitous” is closest in meaning to ________．
A. dangerous B. common C. comfortable D. awkward
33. Which view agrees with the opinion of Mr. Katzmarzyk?
A. Sitting too long may help increase one’s life.
B. Stopping watching TV is a necessary but hard task.
C. Watching TV is bad, but can broaden one’s horizons.
D. Exercise is important and don’t sit too long.
34. What does Mr. Katzmarzyk think of his study in Paragraph 4?
A. It’s a study that begins too late.
B. It’s a hot subject studied by experts.
C. It’s a relatively new area of study.
D. It’s not ignored by many experts.
35. Why are the desks of all kinds designed for those who sit more?
A. To offer them the chance to exercise.
B. To improve their work efficiency.
C. To give them more comfort.
D. To seek pleasure while working.
Will man be the same as what we are today in 5,000 or even 50,000 years from now on? We can only make a guess, of course. However, we can be sure that we will greatly differ from what we are today. 36
Let us take an obvious example. Man, even five hundred years ago, was shorter than he is today. 37 Five hundred years is a relatively short period of time, so we can imagine that man will continue to grow taller. Nowadays our eyes are in constant use. In fact, we use them so much that often they become weaker and we have to wear glasses. But over a very long period of time it is likely that man’s eyes will grow stronger.
On the other hand, we make less use of our arms and legs. 38 We can’t walk farther. At the same time, however, our fingers will grow more sensitive because they are used a great deal in moden life. What about our brain? As time goes on, we shall have to use our brains more and more and eventually we shall need larger ones! 39 Our head, in particular the forehead, will be larger.
Perhaps all this gives the impression that future man will not be a very attractive creature to look at! This may be true. 40 He will still be a human being with thoughts and emotions similar to our own.
A. Now on average, man is about three inches taller.
B. Man will live in the earth for a long time.
C. As a result, these are likely to grow weaker.
D. As we know, man is slowly changing all the time.
E. What’s more, man is likely to have a wonderful life.
F. This is likely to bring about a physical change, too.
G. All in all, in spite of all these changes, future man will still have a lot in common with us.
To give means a little to us, but it means a lot to people who need it. What impressed me a lot is that I never thought the little help will 41 out to be the most satisfying thing I have ever done. I once met a man. He was tired, and 42 to climb further. With a broad 43 , he asked if I could help him with some money. He was paralyzed（瘫痪）in both legs and was 44 funds for some operation. He said that if operated successfully, he could 45 a training guaranteeing him a job. I was full of 46 and even asked him to show his legs. I gave him the 47 money. After a few days, he again came at my doorstep asking for more money for accommodation. This time I was more or less 48 he is not cheating me. I gave him some and said this is all I have.
A year went by and I had moved to a(n) 49 place. One fine day I got a call from an unknown number. The caller called out his name but I didn’t 50 him. Then he said he is the very paralyzed person I helped a year ago.
I asked him how he was doing. He said, “Sir, you recognize me not by my name but by my 51 state.”
“With your kind help I am now able to 52 on my legs without support. I was operated 53 . I am married to a beautiful lady and have a stable 54 ”.
I don’t 55 remember if I gave him my phone number. 56 , what he said next was touching. He said he wanted to return my money so that I didn’t feel cheated and continue to help people 57 in the future. I don’t know whether he read my facial expression the day I helped him but tears were 58 down my face. That day I promised him I would continue to help people as I see a(n) 59 — small or big.
It is the small event that makes a big 60 to my life .
41.A. send B. break C. turn D. bring
42.A. substituting B. struggling C. playing D. walking
43.A. smile B. look C. view D. whisper
44.A. raising B. finding C. seeking D. earning
45.A. pretend B. intend C. tend D. attend
46.A. interests B. minds C. doubts D. worries
47.A. left B. remaining C. hiding D. forgotten
48.A. informed B. prepared C. outspoken D. convinced
49.A. old B. new C. systematic D. bad
50.A. recognize B. remind C. replace D. repeat
51.A. excited B. disturbed C. stressed D. disabled
52.A. live B. base C. stand D. focus
53.A. surprisingly B. successfully C. hopefully D. naturally
54.A. reason B. promise C. job D. character
55.A. even B. also C. already D. only
56.A. Therefore B. Otherwise C. Meanwhile D. However
57.A. in place B. in need C. in favor D. in advance
58.A. bringing B. putting C. pulling D. running
59.A. behavior B. case C. opportunity D. accident
60.A. difference B. life C. decision D. choice
Each year, the famous Oxford Dictionary selects its Word of the Year, 61 reflects the annual mood. The 62 (win) word for 2017 is connected to young people-- “youthquake”.
It’s defined as “a significant 63 (culture), political, or social change 64 (arise) from the actions or influence of young people”, according to CNN.
The word was 65 (create) about 50 years ago by former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who used it to describe young people’s impact 66 fashion and music.
But in the past year, usage of 67 word increased by 400 percent, according to the Oxford English Corpus.
The word mainly gained 68 (popular) during this June’s general election in the UK, as a large number of young people voted to support Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, which caused the Conservative Party to lose their 69 (major) in the Parliament（议会）.
More than half of those 70 (age)18-24 turned out to vote, an increase of 16 percentage points compared to 2015, The Guardian reported.
2. 只允许修改 10处，多者（从第11处起）不计分。
The other day our school organized a trip to a fire station, which we have expected for several days. In arrival, the fire-fighters gave us big welcome and led us into a grand exhibition hall, which displayed a wide variety of professional tools. Seeing all the equipments, we were amazed at the firemen’s work. In the center of the hall, one of the fire-fighters delivered a lecture on fire control to us, who raised our awareness of taking proper fire precautions. Shortly afterwards, they showed us how to operate a fire extinguisher step by step, making us become eager to have a try. Then, they gave our chances to practice using it. Now, I dare say I can use it skillful! On our way to home, we couldn’t help but talk about what we had experienced. Not only do we feel pretty joyful and excited, but also we gained so much knowledge about fire control and knew what to do in an emergency.
We are looking forward to participate in this kind of activity again.
假如你叫李华，寒假期间要去英国St Maria English Language School (SMELS) 进行短期学习。以下是英方学校寄给你的课程安排选择表，请你仔细阅读课程表，按要求给校方回一封信。
Schedule for SMELS Winter English Courses
English courses Total hours of study Total hours of part-time job Date
Three-week course 60 24 February 1 – February 21
Two-week course 30 No job but tour instead February 1 – February 24
Thank you for your offer of inviting me to the Winter English course in your school.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1-5 ACACB 6-10 BCBCA 11-15 CCBCB 16-20 ABABC
A 21--23. B D C
B 24-27. CADB
C 28--31. D A C C
D 32-35. BDCA
E 七选五 36--40 DACFG
41～45 CBAAD 46～50 CBDBA 51～55 DCBCA 56～60DB DCA
Each year, the famous Oxford Dictionary selects its Word of the Year, which reflects the annual mood. The winning word for 2017 is connected to young people- “youthquake”.
It’s defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”, according to CNN.
The word was created about 50 years ago by former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who used it to describe young people’s impact on fashion and music.
But in the past year, usage of the word increased by 400 percent, according to the Oxford English Corpus.
The word mainly gained popularity during this June’s general election in the UK, as a large number of young people voted to support Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, which caused the Conservative Party to lose their majority in the Parliament（议会）.
More than half of those aged 18-24 turned out to vote, an increase of 16 percentage points compared to 2015, The Guardian reported.
1. have—had 2. In---On/Upon
3. 加是a big welcome 4. equipments—equipment
5. who—which 6.our—us 7. skillful—skillfully 8. way to home 去掉to
9. do—did 10. participate---participating
Thank you for your offer of inviting me to the Winter English course in your school. As for my choice between the two courses, I prefer the two-week course for 30 hours of study. Because this would allow me more time to do some traveling and make a few new friends as well.
Of all the subjects I'm learning at school, I like English best. I have been learning English for 6 years but my spoken English remains poor. As a result, I hope to take this chance to improve it. If possible, I’d like to stay with a family for a couple of days so that I can know some customs in England. I believe I will have a wonderful time this winter.
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