1. What did the woman find?
A A packet B A wallet C An ID card
2. Why is the coach special to the woman?
A He teaches her to be kind B He is her father. C He is skilled in baseball
3. What does the woman want most?
A Much work B Less ambition C A better job
4. When are they likely to see a game together?
A Next week B Next month C Next year
5. What is probably the woman’s brother?
A A photographer B A football player C A singer
6. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A Doctor and patient B Wife and husband C Secretary and boss
7. What does the woman advise the man to do?
A Enjoy his life B Change his diet C Give up all fat foods
8. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A At a railway station B At an airport C At a hotel
9. When will the man have to leave?
A At 12:00 B At 13:00 C At 14:00
10. Where did the theft happen?
A In a shop B On a bus C In the street
11. What did the old lady think the man speaker was at first?
A A passer-by B A policeman. C A thief
12. What did the old lady do in the end ?
A She apologized B She ran off C She called the police.
13. What’s probably the man?
A. A host B. A pianist C. A journalist
14. How much is the ticket for the jazz performance on Thursday night?
A. $8 B $10 C $12
15. When will the band Megablitz perform?
A. On Thursday B. On Friday C. On Saturday
16. Where will the New Seventies Soul Night be held?
A. At the Sound Club B. At the Jazz Cafe C. At the Queen’s Hall
17. Why won’t the speaker come to work today?
A. He is ill B. His son is ill C. He has to go to his son’s school.
18. What does the speaker ask Raman to do?
A. Contact the trainer. B. Book a room C. Organize the projector
19. How will Alison deal with the lunch?
A. She will cook it B. She will order it from a cafe. C. She will take the people to a restaurant.
20. What will everyone in the meeting need to have、
A. A pen and a notebook B. A phone. C. A computer
When I entered Oxford University, I wasn’t particularly interested in joining the rowing club. I just wanted to know what it’s like to row in one of those narrow boats, so I signed up with the intention of quitting after the first session. At least that’s what I thought.
Six months later, I found myself sitting in a rowing boat with three teammates, waiting for a 2,000-meter race to start. In the boat alongside us sat a crew from the university’s team, two of whom had won medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. My crew was only rowing at college-level and we had only trained a few times as a team, so facing such strong athletes was quite terrifying. I tried to focus my mind on the race, not on my opponents.
Go! We pushed off with all our might and rowed as fast as we could. As we reached the halfway mark, the other crew was ahead of us. But to my amazement we were gaining on them. If we could win the race, we would get through to the final! We pushed even harder, ignoring the pain in our legs and drawing energy from the cheers of our college friends. I could already sense the sweet taste of victory.
But then, disaster. One of my teammates lost control of his oar(桨), knocking him nearly out of the boat. We came to a sudden stop, and watched as our opponents crossed the finishing line. It was the most disappointing moment in my life. I wanted to punch my teammate who had ruined everything and push him into the water. But when I saw how angry he was with himself, I gave him a hug.
Although we lost, I’m still proud of how well we did that day facing a much stronger team. What I remember now is the thrill of racing, not the pain of defeat.
21. Why did the author join the rowing club?
A. He was fond of rowing B. He signed with the team.
C. He was curious about rowing. D. He wanted to quit another club.
22. How did the author feel before the race?
A. Worried B. Amazed C. Disappointed D. Surprised
23. Why did they lose the game?
A. They hurt their legs. B. The opponents were too strong.
C. They were worn out. D. A group member made a mistake.
24. Which can be the best title of the text?
A. A Valuable Lesson B. 2000 Meters I will Never Forget
C. Learn to Forgive D. Never Quit Until the Last Minute
Let’s check out some of the best-rated running cell phone apps that make our fitness program more efficient and more fun.
Platform: iOS, Android
Price: free, pro version $10
Voted best running app on Lifehacker.com, a US-based Weblog on software, Runkeeper lets you track your running activities on a map, including data on distance, time and calories burned. Compare your performance with previous runs, and share new personal bests on social media. The pro version adds more features, such as audio updates during runs.
Similar: Nike+, Endomondo, Runmeter V5.0
Platform: iOS, Android
Want to get fit but don’t know where to start? Get Running will help you take the first step. With a nine-week training program its goal is to gradually build up your stamina (耐力) until you can run for 30 minutes (or 5000 meters). A human coaching voice guides you through the program with advice and encouragement. Track your progress and share the results online.
Similar: Run Coach, adidas miCoach, Runtastic
Platform: iOS, Android
With this app, rather than spend hours putting together the perfect playlist before your next jog, you can just get up and go. Upbeat Workouts measures your SPM ( strides per minute ) and searches your device for songs that have a matching BPM ( beats per minute). Slow down and a more relaxing song will play; speed up and feel and energetic tune. You can also set a desired SPM for runs at a continuous speed.
Similar: Tempo Run, UpBeat
Strava Run, iRace
Platform: iOS, Android
Are you the competitive type? If so, you will love Strava Run. In addition to mapping your runs via GPS and providing running statistics (统计资料), it lets you compete against other users and join challenges. Can you make it to the top of the leader board? Alternatively, search for real races in your city with iRace (iOS only) and challenge your friends to join.
Similar: Yog, Sociercise, Race Finder
25. To run with Runkeeper, you _______.
A need to share your personal information B should download it on Lifehacker.com
C must have a phone with iOS platform D can get it without paying
26. Which of the following is a beginner more likely to choose?
A. The app similar to Tempo Run B. The app with a coaching voice.
B. C. The app with audio updates. D. The app tracking your running routine.
27. In what way is Upbeat Workouts different from other apps?
A. It can run on iOS platform B. It’s designed with songs in it.
C. It can choose songs according to your speed. D. Users spend less time setting the playlist.
28. If you want to compete with other online, ________ is the best choice.
A. RunKeeper B. Get Running C. Upbeat Workouts D. Strava Run, iRace
Computer viruses are electronic programs that destroy information on a computer or cause the computer to stop working.
Computer experts say the “ I love you ” virus is one of the most dangerous they have ever seen. It began spreading May Fourth and quickly attacked computers in more than twenty countries. It may have caused a loss of 10 billion dollars in destroyed information and lost computer work time.
The virus got in each computer as electronic mail that appeared to be sent from a friend with title “ I love you.” When the computer user opened the message, the virus did several things. First, it found the computer’s address book and immediately mailed copies of itself to each computer address listed. It destroyed electronic pictures kept in the computer’s memory. It also searched for secret words used to protect computer information and attempted to steal them. The “I love you” virus quickly spread through computers used in governments and private businesses. Electronic address books in these computers quickly sent copies of the virus to other business computers. Within days the “ I love you ” virus had spread from computer to computer around the world.
Experts in computer crime are still investigating the incident. They have followed electronic evidence to the Philippines where there are no laws against this kind of computer activity. It is a crime in many countries, but not in the Philippines.
International legal experts say new laws are needed that ban computer programs like the “ I love you” virus. They say people who invent and spread harmful programs must be punished. Computer experts say as many as 50,000 computer viruses may now exist and they warn computer users to be careful about what electronic mail they open.
29. How does the “I love you” virus spread?
A. By finding the computer’s address book and mailing copies of itself.
B. By destroying the programs that protect computer information.
C. By sending virus from business computers to government computers.
D. By searching for secret words and attempting to steal them.
30. What can we infer from the text?
A. The “I love you” virus isn’t as dangerous as those ever seen.
B. The “I love you” virus can spread through the internet quickly.
C. The “I love you” virus copies electronic pictures in the computers.
D. The “I love you” virus doesn’t exist in the Philippines.
31. What do computer experts suggest?
A. Laws should be made against computer viruses. B. The government pay those who suffered a loss.
C. Computer users be careful when opening e-mails. D. Those who invented the virus be punished
Rock-paper-scissors is a game played all around the world. As kids, we have relied on it to settle disagreements with friends--from which channel to watch to who gets to eat the last ice cream--all because we think the results are completely random.
But are they?
Wang Zhijian, PhD, a professor at Zhejiang University，believes that there is a regulation behind this simple game. So, he gathered 360 students, divided them into groups of six and had each group play 300 rounds of rock-paper-scissors, reported USA Today.
After the first results, Wang thought he was wrong, because players chose each of the three moves about one-third of the time, suggesting that the game is random after all. However, Wang later noticed a surprising regulation of behavior in the data.
When players won a round, they usually stuck to the same choice. But when they lost，they tended to change to a more powerful move. For example, if Player A had just thrown down scissors to beat Player B's paper, Player A was more likely to throw down scissors again while Player B was likely to choose rock, since rock beats scissors.
According to Wang, this might be a function that is called “conditional response”. So, for the next step of his study, as he told BBC, Wang plans to do some research about how human brains make quick decisions when competing.
Now that you've learned how to predict the moves of your opponent, you’ll have an advantage next time you play rock-paper-scissors with your friends. But there is one problem：make sure they haven’t read about Wang's study, or your advantage will disappear.
32. What does the underlined word “ random” in the first paragraph probably mean?
A. Equal B. Amusing C. Unpredictable D. Strange
33. What’s Wang’s discovery of the surprising regulation of behavior?
A. 300 rounds of rock-paper-scissors can be done at once B. The game rock-paper-scissors is random after all.
C. The game is based on “conditional response”. D. The response of players doesn’t seem random.
34. If Player A has used rock to beat Player B’s scissors, what will they probably do next?
A. Player A is more likely to choose scissors. B. Player B is more likely to choose paper.
C. Player A is more likely to choose paper. D. Player B is more likely to choose rock.
35. What will Wang study in the future?
A. How human brains make quick decisions in a competition.
B. The functions of the game that are planted into our brains.
C. How to improve players’ ability to predict opponents’ moves.
D. The psychological cause of the players who always win.
Effective time management is the primary means to a less stressful life. High school, especially during your senior year, can be frustrating (令人沮丧的). This is the time of your life when you are preparing yourself for college and the real world. 36
● Plan each day.
Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top. 37
● Prioritize(按重要性排列) your weekly schedule as a student.
Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on those that are truly important to you. 38 Friends will want to hang out with you on the weekends, but they will understand if you explain to them that you need to study or catch up on college-related work.
Keep a diary of everything you do for three days to determine how you are spending your time. Look for time that can be used more wisely. For example, if you take a bus to school, you can use the time to catch up on reading. Thus, you can free up some time to exercise or spend with your family or friends.
● Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
40 It will help improve your efficiency so that you can complete your work in less time.
A. A healthy lifestyle can improve your focus and concentration.
B. How do you manage your time doing all your activities without being overly stressed?
C. Take a break before you need one.
D. Any academic studies must come first, then extra curriculum activities, and then social life.
E. Evaluate how you’re spending your time.
F. You need to try every possible means to save time.
G. Every daily activity should be considered seriously.