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第Ｉ卷 （选择题 共70分）
There are many weird sports that are present from around the world. From each region of the world, along with the very popular common sports, there are also those really popular but very weird kinds of sports.
The Ultimate Test between Man and Horse:
This indeed a very strange kind of sport that tests your stamina. You will learn how to be agiler while competing against a horse. This game originated in Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells. This sport really has to do with strength. You will require great agility and strength in order to take part in this. Marathon human contestants are put to test against those mounted on horses. This is how the marathon testing takes place.
Love Locked Race
This is a sports event that was first introduced in Finland. This is all about a male competitor racing with a female in a certain way. There would be many obstructions and blocks on the way which would definitely bring you challenges. The person to win would have to finish the race without losing his female partner in the course of overcoming the obstacles even for once. This race takes place really fast and the obstacles are set that way.
This is yet another weird sport that welcomes you to use your toes. This is quite the same kind of sport that you used to play as a child which involved toe wrestling. This has now been turned into a major sport that even has a World Toe Wrestling Competition. It first originated in a pub of Derbyshire.
The locals took this sport with great enjoyment and then made this so popular that it soon had its own championship. The individuals who participate have only got to use their feet in locks but then this is tougher than it may sound.
The Mud Pit Belly Flop
This is a kind of game where even the spectators get splashed in mud but in fact that is quite the fun. The very annual Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin brings about this game and brings about some of the greatest hubcap discus throws with it. This is also a great sport to show the strength and dexterity of your feet.
1. Which sport requires couples to participate?
A. The Ultimate Test between Man and Horse B. Love Locked Race
C. Toe sport D. The Mud Pit Belly Flop
2. Which statement shows the popularity of the Toe Sport?
A. It first originated in a pub of Derbyshire.
B. The locals took this sport with great enjoyment.
C. It has a World Toe Wrestling Competition.
D. Even kids are fond of the sport.
3. What kind of people are likely to take part in the Ultimate Test between Man and Horse?
A. People with agility and strength
B. People with companions
C. Marathon runners
D. Horse riders
The evidence for harmony may not be obvious in some families. But it seems that four out of five young people now get on with their parents, which is the opposite of the popularly held image of unhappy teenagers locked in their room after endless family quarrels.
An important new study into teenage attitudes surprisingly shows that their family life is more harmonious than it has ever been in the past.” We were surprised by just how positive today’s young people seen to be about their families,” said one member of the research team. “They’re expected to be rebellious(叛逆的) and selfish but actually they have other things on their minds; they want a car and material goods, and they worry about whether school is serving them well. There’s more negotiation and discussion between parents and children, and children expect to take part in the family decision-making process. They don’t want to rock the boat.”
So it seems that this generation of parents is much more likely than parents of 30 years ago to treat their children as friends. “My parents are happy to discuss things with me and willing to listen to me,” says 17-years-old Daniel Lazall. “I always tell them when I’m going out clubbing. As long as they know what I’m doing, they’re fine with it.” Susan Crome, who is now 21,agrees.”Looking back on the last 10 years, there was a lot of what you could call negotiation. For example, as long as I’d done all my homework, I could go out on a Saturday night. But I think my grandparents were a lot stricter with my parents than that.”
Maybe this positive view of family life should not be unexpected. It is possible that the idea of teenagers’ rebellion is not rooted in real facts. A researcher comments, “Our surprise that teenagers say they get along well with their parents comes because of a brief period in our social history when teenagers were regarded as different beings. But that idea of rebelling and breaking away from their parents really only happened during that one time in the 1960s when everyone rebelled. The normal situation throughout history has been a smooth change from helping out with the family business to taking it over.”
4. The study shows that teenagers don’t want to ___
A. share family responsibility
B. cause trouble in their families
C. go boating with their family
D. make family decisions
5. Compared with parents of 30 years ago, today’s parents___.
A. go to clubs more often with their children
B. are much stricter with their children
C. care less about their children’s life
D. give their children more freedom
6. According to the author, teenage rebellion____.
A. may be a false belief
B. is common nowadays
C. existed only in the 1960s
D. resulted from changes in families
7. Which title best gives the main idea of the passage?
A. Discussion in family. B. Teenage education in family.
C. Harmony in family. D. Teenage trouble in family.
The days of the hunter are almost over in India. This is partly because there is practically nothing left to kill, and partly because some steps have been taken, mainly by banning tiger-shooting, to protect those animals which still survive.
Some people say that Man is naturally a hunter. I disagree with this view. Surely our earliest forefathers, who at first possessed no weapons, spent their time digging for roots, and were no doubt themselves often hunted by meat-eating animals.
I believe the main reason why the modern hunter kills is that he thinks people will admire his courage in overpowering dangerous animals. Of course, there are some who truly believe that the killing is not really the important thing, and that the chief pleasure lies in the joy of the hunt and the beauties of the wild countryside. There are also those for whom hunting in fact offers a chance to prove themselves and risk death by design; these men go out after dangerous animals like tigers, even if they say they only do it to rid the countryside of a threat. I can respect reasons like these, but they are clearly different from the need to strengthen your high opinion of yourself.
The greatest big-game hunters expressed in their writings something of these finer motives. One of them wrote.
“You must properly respect what you are after and shoot it cleanly and on the animal’s own territory(领地)。You must fix forever in your mind all the wonders of that particular day. This is better than letting him grow a few years older to be attacked and wounded by his own son and eventually eaten, half alive, by other animals, Hunting is not a cruel and senseless killing - not if you respect the thing you kill, not if you kill to enrich your memories, not if you kill to feed your people.”
I can understand such beliefs, and can compare these hunters with those who hunted lions with spears(矛) and bravely caught them by the tail. But this is very different from many tiger-shoots I have seen, in which modern weapons were used. The so-called hunters fired from tall trees or from the backs of trained elephants. Such methods made tigers seem no more dangerous than rabbits.
8. There is no more hunting in India now partly because___.
A. it is dangerous to hunt there
B. hunting is already out of date
C. hunters want to protect animals
D. there are few animals left to hunt
9. The author thinks modern hunters kill mainly____.
A. to make the countryside safe
B. to earn people’s admiration
C. to gain power and influence
D. to improve their health
10. What do we learn about the big-game hunters?
A. They hunt old animals
B. They mistreat animals
C. They hunt for food
D. They hunt for money
11. What is the author’s view on the tiger-shoots he has seen?
A. Modern hunters lack the courage to hunt face-to-face
B. Modern hunters should use more advanced weapons
C. Modern hunters like to hunt rabbits instead of tigers
D. Modern hunters should put their safety first
Diet Coke, diet Pepsi, diet pills, no-fat diet, vegetable diet… We are surrounded by the word “diet” everywhere we look and listen. We have so easily been attracted by the promise and potential of diet products that we have stopped thinking about what diet products are doing to us. We are paying for products that harm us psychologically and physically.
Diet products significantly weaken us psychologically. On one level, we are not allowing our brain to admit that our weight problems lie not in actually losing the weight, but in controlling the consumption of fatty, high-calorie, unhealthy foods. Diet products allow us to jump over the thinking stage and go straight for the scale(秤)instead. All we have to do is to swallow or recognize the word “diet” in food labels.
On another level, diet products have greater psychological effects. Every time we have a zero-calorie drink, we are telling ourselves without our awareness that we don’t have to work to get results. Diet products make people believe that gain comes without pain, and that life can be without resistance and struggle.
The danger of diet products lies not only in the psychological effects they have on us, but also in the physical harm that they cause. Diet foods can indirectly harm our bodies because consuming them instead of healthy foods means we are preventing our bodies from having basic nutrients. Diet foods and diet pills contain zero calorie only because the diet industry has created chemicals to produce these wonder products. Diet products may not be nutritional, and the chemicals that go into diet products are potentially dangerous.
Now that we are aware of the effects that diet products have on us, it is time to seriously think about buying them. Losing weight lies in the power of minds, not in the power of chemicals. Once we realize this, we will be much better able to resist diet products, and therefore prevent the psychological harm that comes from using them.
12. From Paragraph 1, we learn that ________.
A. diet products fail to bring out people’s potential
B. people have difficulty in choosing diet products
C. diet products are misleading people
D. people are fed up with diet products
13. One psychological effect of diet products is that people tend to _____.
A. try out a variety of diet foods
B. hesitate before they enjoy diet foods
C. pay attention to their own eating habits
D. watch their weight rather than their diet
14. In Paragraph 3, “gain comes without pain” probably means ______.
A. losing weight is effortless
B. it costs a lot to lose weight
C. diet products bring no pain
D. diet products are free from calories
15. Diet products indirectly harm people physically because such products ______.
A. are over-consumed
B. lack basic nutrients
C. are short of chemicals
D. provide too much energy
The wife-carrying World Championship has been celebrated in a small town in central Finland since 1992. In 1992, the people of the town decided to restart some long-forgotten traditions. 16. __________________. He was said to only accept men as members of his gang who proved their worth in challenges. At that time, it was also a common practice to steal women from neighboring villages.
17._____________________. A large number of competitors, people, and journalists from Finland to Canada attend the Wife-carrying World Championship every year.
18. _______________________. The Wife-carrying World Championship is held on a 253.3 meters long official track. The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle, about a meter deep. The wife to be carried may be your own, or your neighbor’s. The minimum weight of the wife to be carried is 49 kg. If she is less than 49kg, the wife will be given a heavy bag to carry. Each time a competitor drops his wife, that couple will be fined 15 seconds. 19. _____________________.
Alongside with the Wife-carrying World Championship, there is also a team competition. The distance is the same but three men in the team carry the wife in turns. At the exchange point the carrier has to drink official “wife-carrying drink.” Then he may continue the race. 20. ______________________.
While the Wife-carrying World Championship is being held, there are bands playing music, a wife carrying dance and other forms of entertainment.”
A．There are a few basic rules.
B．People everywhere hold the event.
C．A special prize is awarded to the team.
D．Do you know how these traditions restarted?
E．This event is becoming increasingly popular.
F．The winner is the couple who complete the course in the shortest time.
G．Back in the late 1800s, there was a robber called Rosvo-Ronkainen in that area.
When I entered Berkeley, I hoped to earn a scholarship. Having been a Straight-A student, I believed I could __21__ tough subjects and really learn something. One such course was World Literature given by Professor Jayne. I was extremely interested in the ideas he __22__ in class.
When I took the first exam, I was __23__ to find a 77, C-plus, on my test paper, __24__ English was my best subject. I went to Professor Jayne, who listened to my arguments but remained __25__.
I decided to try harder, although I didn’t know what that __26__ because school had always been easy for me. I read the books more carefully, but got another 77. Again, I __27__ with Professor Jayne. Again, he listened patiently but wouldn’t change his __28__.
One more test before the final exam. One more __29__ to improve my grade. So I redoubled my efforts and, for the first time，__30__ the meaning of the word “thorough”. But my __31__ did no good and everything __32__ as before.
The last hurdle(障碍) was the final. No matter what __33__ I got, it wouldn’t cancel three C-pluses. I might as well kiss the __34__ goodbye.
I stopped working hard. I felt I knew the course material as well as I ever would. The night before the final, I even __35__ myself to a movie. The next day I decided for once I’d have __36__ with a test.
A week later, I was surprised to find I got an A. I hurried into professor Jayne’s office. He __37__ to be expecting me. “If I gave you the As you __38__, you wouldn’t continue to work as hard.”
I stared at him __39__ that his analysis and strategy were correct. I had worked my head __40__, as I had never done before.
I was speechless when my course grade arrived: A-plus. It was the only A-plus given. The next year I received my scholarship. I’ve always remembered Professor Jayne’s lesson: you alone must set your own standard of excellence.
21. A. take B. discuss C. cover D. get
22. A. sought B. presented C. exchanged D. obtained
23. A. shocked B. worried C. scared D. anxious
24. A. but B. so C. for D. or
25. A. unchanged B. unpleasant C. unfriendly D. unmoved
26. A. reflected B. meant C. improved D. affected
27. A. quarreled B. reasoned C. bargained D. chatted
28. A. attitude B. mind C. plan D. view
29. A. choice B. step C. chance D. measure
30. A. memorized B. considered C. accepted D. learned
31. A. ambition B. confidence C. effort D. method
32. A. stayed B. went C. worked D. changed
33. A. grade B. answer C. lesson D. comment
34. A. scholarship B. course C. degree D. subject
35. A. helped B. favored C. treated D. relaxed
36. A. fun B. luck C. problems D. tricks.
37. A. happened B. proved C. pretended D. seemed
38. A. valued B. imagined C. expected D. welcomed
39. A. remembering B. guessing C. supposing D. realizing
40. A. out B. over C. on D. off
第II 卷 （非选择题 共80分）
1. Some people think that they just don’t know our Chinese culture very well, which is why D&G made such a mistake. However, their mistake isn’t just due to their i___________ of our culture, but maily the stereotyped image they have on us and the superiority they have always had.
2. Wife-carrying o____________ from an ancient Finnish tradition in which a man courted a woman by running to the village, picking her up and carrying her away.
3. Bunjee jumping started from Pentecost Island near Australia and now it is popular t___________ the world.
4. Donald Trump is a very c_____________ president. People of the lower class like him because he has brought more job opportunnities, while people at higher social statue don’t like him and he is always the target of the press.
5. The basic p_____________ behind the game is to keep balance while sliding down the slope.
6. Both Frank Stoldt and David Depto are a____________ chessboxers. Frank is a policeman and David is a saleman back home.
7. Sichuan cuisine has gained international r________________. No matter which big city you visit around the world, you can see people waiting to be seated outside Sichuan restaurants.
8. The column is hosted by Maria and Tobby. So an edition about a female politicial elite a_____________ with an edition about a male politician.
9. Body language varies from country to country, culture to culture. An innocent gesture in one country may be o_____________ in another.
10. Listening to the speaker’s boring endless lecture is really a kind of t_____________. Nothing interests me but it’s impolite to sleep or do anything else.
fall out with, even if, get away with, only if, appeal to, be familiar with,
go for, prevent from, root for, in search of, treat as, be familiar to
1. ______________ you yourself become a mother, will you understand how hard it is to be a mother and parenting is never easy.
2. To protect endangered animals, people should __________________ hunting in the nature reserve without a legal certificate.
3. Many singers and actors go up to Beijing or Shanghai ______________ opportunities to succeed overnight.
4. After elected CEO, William still wanted ________________ a creative designer instead of an executive officer. It took him some time to adapt.
5. Molly ________________ the punishment by law. However, she could hardly live with a guilty conscience.
6. Perhaps very few people _______________ Zha Liangyong this name, but everybody knows Jin Yong, a master of Chinese martial arts novels. He died, aged 94, sparking tributes and an outpouring of grief across the Chinese-speaking world.
7. They argued over a tiny thing and ______________ each other, which sounds very ridiculous.
8. William’s job was to observe these lions. Once the lions suddenly _____________ a wild pig. The pig started to fight, though injured, it luckily ran away.
9. Marathon is the final event of the Olympic Games, _______________ thousands of people. As the leader runs to the stadium, the crowd rises to its feet and cheers for him.
10. The fans either sing the team song, paint the team logo on their face or watch every single game of the team ______________ their team in their own way.
1. Kip Keino climbed out of the hospital bed, ran to the stadium, took part in the race and won the gold medal, which was definitely a great ___________(inspire) to all the athletes.
2. D&G’s posted a video which was considered to be deliberate humiliation to our culture, ____________(spark) patriotism among Chinese people.
3. When the police raided the illegal casino, no one was there. Someone must _____________（leak）the information.
4. This sport is more like a kind of performance, because it’s not ______________(compete) and it lacks reasonable criteria to decide who the winner is.
5. It’s ________________ (adventure) than you think to iron a shirt while hanging upside down from a cliff. Anyway, it brings enough excitement.
6. The Clarks seem ____________________ (leave) for their holiday. No one answers the door.
7. The staff have been working day in and day out. However, unless _____________(give) another week, they can’t accomplish the task.
8. Those boys ___________ risk will have to meet up with a particular police officer who acts as a strong role model.
9. Maria is waiting at a coffee table by the window for a gentleman with ____________ she has kept in contact for half a year.
10. Nelson Mandela got involved in different campaigns in their struggle ____________ racial discrimination.
第四节 单句改错（共10小题； 每小题0.5分，满分5分）
1. She is the most honest person that I’ve ever seen. She mustn’t have taken your e-book without permission.
2. Although had no time to attend the conference, he still followed the progress closely.
3. When the peace group left Africa last month, they set up more than 200 orphanages.
4. These snakes were fed on rats. However, with the extinction of the snakes, the population of rats rose.
5. Your neighbors don’t mind your play the violin, but I still don’t think it’s a good idea to do it at midnight.
6. When she comes to shopping and eating, Gabi can’t help talking endlessly.
7. It was strongly recommended that participants wore boots to protect the ankles. However, she just wore flip-flops.
8. At the reception, I was introduced to Bill Gates, which childhood friend happens to be my college friend.
9. This country made up of twenty states, three of which are claiming to go independent.
10. Mr. Jackson, experienced ups and downs, finally found what really mattered in life.
第五节 语篇语法填空（共10小题； 每小题1分，满分10分）
A film, ____1____(release) in Chinese cinemas next month, tells the story of a former British secret agent named Johnny English, who has now retired to be a middle school history teacher. However, after a series of cyber attacks on the UK government, all the active secret agents _____2____(expose), which leaves the mission of catching the bad guys ____3____ Johnny English.
But ______4______ films such as Mission Impossible and Kingsman (《王牌特工》), in which agents are all masters of high-tech tools, Johnny English is an old-fashioned hero, _____5______(suspect) of modern technology and not even willing to use a smartphone. That puts him in various dangerous situations.
This wouldn’t come as a surprise if you know that Johnny English ____6_____(play) by Rowan Atkinson, who is best known ____7______ playing his character Mr. Bean.
Johnny English and Mr. Bean do have a lot ____8_____ common. As Atkinson once told the Guardian in an interview, “The essence of Mr. Bean is ____9____ he’s self-centered and doesn’t actually acknowledge the outside world. He’s a child in a man’s body.”
And this is ______10______(probable) why people all around the world can relate to Atkinson’s humor. They want to be just as self-centered as his characters. And they don’t want to care what the outside world thinks of them. They want to be different.
第六节 短文改错（共10小题； 每小题1分，满分10分）
It was Monday morning, and the writing class had just begin. Everyone was silent, wait to see who would be called upon to read his and her paragraph aloud. Some of us were confident and eager take part in the class activity; others were nervous and anxious. I had done myself homework but I was shy. I was afraid that to speak in front of a larger group of people. At that moment, I remembered that my father once said, "The classroom is a place for learning and that include leaning from textbooks, and mistake as well." Immediate, I raised my hand.
第七节 书面表达 （25分）
第Ｉ卷 （选择题 共70分）
1-5 BCABD 6-10 ACDBC 11-15 ACDAB
21-25 ABACD 26-30 BBBCD 31-35 CBAAC 36-40 ADCDD
第II 卷 （非选择题 共80分）
1. ignorance 2. originated/originates 3. throughout 4. controversisal 5. principle
6. amateur 7. recognition 8. alternates 9. offensive 10.torture
1. Only if 2. be prevented from 3. in search of 4. to be treated as 5. got away with
6. are familiar with 7.fell out with 8. went for 9. appealing to 10. to root for
1. inspiration 2. sparking 3. have leaked 4. competitive 5.more adventurous
6. to have left 7. given 8. at 9. whom 10. against
第七节 单句改错（共10小题； 每小题0.5分，满分5分）
1. mustn’t改成can’t 2. Although后加he /had改having 3. They后加had
4. 去掉were 5. play改成playing 6. she改成it
7. 第一个wore改成wear 8. which改成whose 9. made前加is
第八节 语篇语法填空（共10小题； 每小题1分，满分10分）
1. to be released 2. are exposed 3.to 4. unlike 5. suspicious
6. is played 7. for 8. in 9. that 10. Probably
第六节 短文改错（共10小题； 每小题1分，满分10分）
It was Monday morning, and the writing class had just . Everyone was silent, to see who would be called upon to read his her paragraph aloud. Some of us were confident and eager take part in the class activity, others were nervous and anxious. I had done homework but I was shy. I was afraid to speak in front of a group of people. At that moment, I remembered that my father once said, "The classroom is a place for learning and that leaning from textbooks, and as well." , I raised my hand.
第七节 书面表达范文 （25分）
Dear Li Ming,
I’m sorry to know that you are having trouble in communicating with others, and you may often feel lonely. I suppose that you haven’t found your feet in your class yet. I want to give some advice/suggestions on how to adapt yourself to the new class.
To start with, you might as well take an active part in the discussions and show your own opinions about the matters, and at the same time, learn to listen to other people’s views. It’s even better if you could learn about your classmates' likes and dislikes. Also, I highly recommend that you should get to know more different people and show them that you are just as friendly. Last but not least, I’m always here ready to help. We can take part in some activities together and I can introduce you to others.
I hope you will find my suggestions useful. Let’s stay in touch. I do hope to hear good news from you.
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