Where will the boy go after school?
A. The teahouse. B. The post office. C. His sister’s house.
【原文】W: I’m going to have a cup of tea after school. It’s tiring sitting all day listening to the teachers. How about you?
M: I’m going to the post office to send a letter to my sister overseas.
What does the woman think of watching TV?
A. Interesting. B. Educational. C. Useless.
【原文】M: Nowadays, TV shows are so popular. What do you think of them?
W: Well, to be honest, watching them is completely a waste of time. But some teenagers are fond of them. I don’t know why.
What are the speakers talking about?
A. A long trip. B. Their favorite music. C. Ways to listen to music.
原文】M: Have you downloaded any good music recently? I’m going on a long trip and I’d love some recommendations.
W: I never download music. You know you can just tune in to the radio and save your phone memory, right?
Why do Tina’s parents move to London?
A. To accompany Tina. B. To work there. C. To further study.
【原文】M: Has Tina come back from London?
W: Oh, she has moved there with her parents, who have found new jobs. Now she’s studying in a new school.
M: No wonder I haven’t seen her for ages.
What kind of magazines is the man interested in?
A. Politics magazines. B. Fashion magazines. C. Outdoor magazines.
【原文】W: Do you like reading fashion magazines?
M: Not particularly. They are a little too boring for me.
W: I’m not into fashion, either. I prefer outdoor magazines.
M: Not me. The magazines I read are all about politics.
6. How much will the man pay for the class?
A. $50. B. $100. C. $150.
7. Why does the man want to take the class?
A. He enjoys cooking. B. He likes Thai food. C. He needs a recipe book.
【答案】6. C 7. A
【原文】W: Do you want to take a Thai cooking class with me, Olaf?
M: Is it expensive?
W: No, not at all. It only costs$15 each class, and you get to eat the food afterwards.
M: That’s about the same price of a meal. Not bad.
W: If you take 10 lessons, you’ll also get a free recipe book and a pan.
M: Sign me up!
W: Do you like Thai food?
M: Not really, but I love to cook, and I need a pan, anyway.
8. What does the man advise the woman to do?
A. Go to work together. B. Live near the company. C. Receive further education.
9. Who will quit the job next month?
A. Julie. B. Cathy. C. Gale.
10. What is the relationship between the man and Ms. Gomez?
A. Neighbors. B. Old classmates. C. Former colleagues.
【答案】8. A 9. B 10. C
【原文】M: Hey, Julie, haven’t seen you for a while. How is everything?
W: Hi, Gale. Fine, thank you.
M: Why don’t you travel together with us to work? As you know, Cathy will leave our company next month for further education, so we’ve got a spare seat in my car.
W: Thanks, Gale, but I’ve found a suitable ride partner, Ms. Gomez. She is going to move near my apartment next week. So you see it’ll be convenient for a ride.
M: Oh, really? That’s too bad that you couldn’t join us, but it’s good you’re taking a car with her. I used to work with her in the marketing department.
W: Oh, did you? I don’t know much about her, but I know for sure that she is never late for appointments.
M: Yes, right. She was doing well in marketing and popular with the colleagues.
W: That’s very nice.
11. Where does Mark plan to spend the summer?
A. In San Jose. B. In Mountain View. C. In San Francisco.
12. Who has an apartment in Paris?
A. Janet. B. Janet’s cousin. C. Janet’s grandma.
13. What will Janet do this summer?
A. Visit museums. B. Work in Paris. C. Take cooking classes.
【答案】11. B 12. C 13. A
【原文】M: Hi, Janet!
W: Hi, Mark! What’s new?
M: Well, I just learned I’ll be spending the summer in California.
W: That’s awesome. Where in California?
M: Well, my part-time job is at Google, which is in Mountain View…although it would be more fun to live in San Francisco or San Jose…
W: That’s true. But then you’d have to take the train to work.
M: I don’t like that, you know. So, I’ll end up living as close to Google as possible.
W: Mountain View isn’t bad. My cousin lived there when he was attending Stanford, which is in the next town over. You can always take the train to the city on weekends.
M: True. Hey, you should come visit me. I can show you around Silicon Valley.
W: That sounds great, but I’m actually going to spend the summer in Paris. My grandma has an apartment there.
M: Cool! Are you going to work while you’re there?
W: Nope. I’ve been saving money all year from my job at the cafe. So, now I’m free to spend the whole summer in museums. I’d also like to take a cooking class, but I won’t have time for it.
M: Sounds awesome. Now I wish I could come visit you!
14. How did Vicky make a dress for a student clothes show?
A. Study film stars’ dresses.
B. Use her mother’s old curtains.
C. Copy dresses from different designers.
15. What did Vicky enjoy doing at big shows?
A. Interviewing the models.
B. Watching the performance.
C. Taking photos of the models.
16. What is Vicky’s parents’ attitude toward her blog now?
A. Worried. B. Negative. C. Supportive.
【答案】14. B 15. B 16. C
【原文】M: Hi, everyone! Today I’m with 16-year-old Vicky, who has her own clothes blog online. Welcome, Vicky. What made you want to start your blog?
W: Well, I live near a small town. Although lots of young people there love clothes, there’s hardly anywhere we can buy the latest clothes. I felt we all needed somewhere to find out more about that, so that gave me the idea.
M: And you recently produced an amazing dress for a student clothes show, didn’t you?
W: Oh, yes! My friends tried to copy dresses on film stars from different designers. But I just achieved a great success in the one that I made from my mom’s old curtains!
M: And now because of your blog you get invited to some big shows, don’t you? Do you enjoy that?
W: It’s wonderful! I mean, I don’t get a camera at the moment, so I don’t get great photos of the models, but it’s just such an exciting place to be. And the models look great, although I’d love to know what they really think about the clothes.
M: And what do your parents think about your blog?
W: Well, I was worried they’d be against it. But they soon realized just how much I loved it, so now they’re happy for me.
M: Thanks, Vicky!
17. When does the museum close every day?
A. At 5:00 pm. B. At 6:00 pm. C. At 9:00 pm.
18. What will the exhibition focus on this year?
A. Food. B. People. C. Clothes.
19. How long will the exhibition last?
A One month. B. Two months. C. Three months.
20. Which is the most convenient way to get to Cornford Museum?
A. By subway. B. By car. C. By bus.
【答案】17. B 18. A 19. C 20. A
【原文】W: Thank you for calling Cornford Museum. This is a recorded message. The museum is now closed, but it is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. The office is open, however, and phones are answered between 9:00 and 5:00 daily. Please ring between those times if you need to speak to someone. You will now hear some recorded information about the museum. Following the success of last year’s special exhibition on clothes in the eighteenth century, we are pleased to announce that there will soon be another special exhibition at the museum. It will show the diet and eating habits of both the rich and poor members of eighteenth-century society. The exhibition will be open to visitors from the beginning of July to the end of September. It contains exhibits that have been collected from all over the world, although there is a special focus on the local area. The easiest way to reach Cornford Museum is by underground as the museum is right beside the underground station. You can also get here by bus or car. But the bus stop is 200 meters from the museum. Besides, the traffic is always heavy outside the museum. The museum has a popular cafe serving hamburgers and cold drinks. There is also a gift shop selling souvenirs about the special exhibition.
4 of the Best Cycling Holiday Destinations in Europe
European cycling holidays provide some of the best experiences you can have on two wheels. Come and join us!
Girona is surrounded by wonderful and easily accessible cycle routes that pretty much offer any riding you would ever need or want. The traffic-free roads mean that there is little trouble in getting out of the town and into the hills. Girona’s old town itself is a beauty and with plenty of places serving great food and great coffee, there’s a certain magic to the place.
Portugal is a cycling destination that has grown very popular thanks to the large variety of roads in the country. Not only are there plenty of climbs but also a lot of rolling roads to test yourself on. The terrain is similar to what you’ll find in the most popular cycling regions, but Portugal just feels little bit less mainstream. Away from the bike, there is also plenty of tasty food and local wines to try.
Northern Scotland, UK
One of the best places to tour in all of Europe is in fact Scotland. Particularly adventurous cyclists can take advantage of Scotland’s rules on wild camping— Scottish law allows members of the public the right to roam, while English law does not. It’s a totally free way to explore a place and Scotland might just be one of the best ones to do it because of the beautiful scenery.
Julian Alps, Slovenia
Slovenia is quite new when it comes to comparing with other European cycling destinations. A great destination for mountain bikers and road cyclists as well, the country has plenty of off-road routes and roads that take you high up into the Julian Alps. It’s no surprise once you’ve come here you’ll find that the country does very well in producing world class bike racers.
21. What do Girona, Spain and Algarve, Portugal have in common?
A. They are fit for travelling with families. B. They are suitable for cycling and climbing.
C. They both have wonderful off-road routes. D. They both serve delicious food to tourists.
22. Which cycling holiday destination is your best choice if you love adventure?
A. Girona, Spain. B. Algarve, Portugal.
C. Northern Scotland, UK. D. Julian Alps, Slovenia.
23. What is special about Julian Alps, Slovenia?
A. It’s completely traffic-free. B. It has many world class cyclists.
C. It has a very long history. D. It has plenty of rural landscapes.
【答案】21. D 22. C 23. B
细节理解题。根据Girona, Spain部分中的“Girona’s old town itself is a beauty and with plenty of places serving great food and great coffee, there’s a certain magic to the place.( Girona的老城区本身就是一个美丽的地方，有很多地方提供美味的食物和美味的咖啡，这个地方有一种魔力。)”和Algarve, Portugal部分中的“Away from the bike, there is also plenty of tasty food and local wines to try.(除了自行车，还有很多美味的食物和当地的葡萄酒可供尝试。)”可知，这个自行车度假目的地都给游客们提供美味的食物。故选D项。
细节理解题。根据Northern Scotland, UK 部分中的“Particularly adventurous cyclists can take advantage of Scotland’s rules on wild camping— Scottish law allows members of the public the right to roam, while English law does not.(特别喜欢冒险的自行车手可以利用苏格兰关于野外露营的规定——苏格兰法律允许公众有权在野外露营，而英格兰法律则不允许。)”可知，喜欢冒险的自行车手可以利用苏格兰关于野外露营的规定，所以要是喜欢冒险，可以去Northern Scotland, UK。故选C项。
细节理解题。根据Julian Alps, Slovenia部分中的“It’s no surprise once you’ve come here you’ll find that the country does very well in producing world class bike racers.(一旦你来到这里，你会发现这个国家在培养世界级的自行车赛车手方面做得很好，这一点也不奇怪。)”可知，看到斯洛文尼亚培养出世界级的自行车赛手一点都不奇怪，由此可知，Julian Alps, Slovenia的特别之处在于它有很多的世界级自行车赛手。故选B项。
Rinzin Phunjok Lama was 16 when he first saw a Himalayan snow leopard (雪豹) wandering in the mountains near his home in northeastern Nepal—an experience that changed his life. In the folklore (传说) of Lama’s community, snow leopards reveal themselves only when humans disturb the natural order. At that moment Lama says he recognized that his homeland was in danger.
Lama, now 30, has since devoted his life to wildlife conservation. Unlike thousands of young Nepalese who leave rural areas in search of work, Lama returned to his home in Humla after graduating from college with a forestry degree. Even in this remote corner of Nepal, the effects of climate change are clear, with ancient water sources drying up and once snow-capped mountains left bare.
Lama leads a team of trained conservationists who work to engage the community. They document and track threatened and endangered wildlife, facilitate workshops where local people share their knowledge of the landscape and run clubs for children to learn about conservation from an early age.
What makes Lamas project unique is that it’s driven entirely by the people it serves. Outsiders have previously brought sustainability efforts to the region and failed to make a lasting impact because they often did not understand the local culture, Lama says. “Gaining community trust should be the first step,” he says.
One challenge to that has been high levels of food insecurity and poverty (贫困) in the area, which makes it harder to convince people that conservation should be a priority. To show that it’s possible to obtain benefits from the land without harming it, Lama’s team has launched programs teaching beekeeping or helping locals to sell handmade artworks. “The people leading this project are from here,” he says. “There can be no prouder moment than this for us.”
24. What does the appearance of snow leopards show traditionally?
A. Their increasing number. B. People acting against nature.
C. Their natural enemies becoming more. D. People’s lives being disturbed by wildlife.
25. Why do Lama’s team members start the clubs?
A. To find jobs for young Nepalese. B. To know more about the local landscape.
C. To equip kids with conservation knowledge. D. To track threatened and endangered wildlife.
26. What distinguishes Lama’s project from others?
A. Its initial intention. B. Its funding sources.
C. The commitment of its team. D. The support from the community.
27. How does Lama’s team respond to the challenge?
A. By selling their handmade artworks.
B. By bringing back beekeeping traditions.
C. By choosing project leaders from among the locals.
D. By providing locals with various money-making methods.
【答案】24. B 25. C 26. D 27. D
细节理解题。根据第一段中“In the folklore (传说) of Lama’s community, snow leopards reveal themselves only when humans disturb the natural order. (在Lama社区的民间传说中，雪豹只有在人类扰乱自然秩序时才会现身。)”可知，传说，雪豹在人类扰乱自然秩序时才会现身，故选B。
细节理解题。根据第三段“They document and track threatened and endangered wildlife, facilitate workshops where local people share their knowledge of the landscape and run clubs for children to learn about conservation from an early age. (他们记录和跟踪受到威胁和濒危的野生动物，为当地人分享自然景观知识的研讨会提供便利，并为儿童开办俱乐部，让他们从小就了解自然保护知识。)”可知，Lama团队成员开办俱乐部是为了让孩子们了解自然保护知识。故选C。
细节理解题。倒数第二段中“What makes Lamas project unique is that it’s driven entirely by the people it serves. (Lamas项目的独特之处在于它完全由它所服务的人来组织。)”和““Gaining community trust should be the first step,” he says. (“赢得社区的信任应该是第一步，”他说。)”可知，Lama的项目与其他项目的不同之处在于，它有社区的支持，故选D。
细节理解题。根据最后一段中“To show that it’s possible to obtain benefits from the land without harming it, Lama’s team has launched programs teaching beekeeping or helping locals to sell handmade artworks. “The people leading this project are from here,” he says. (为了证明从这片土地上获得利益而不伤害它是可能的，Lama的团队已经启动了一些教授养蜂或帮助当地人出售手工艺品的项目。)”可知，Lama的团队通过为当地人提供各种赚钱方法来应对挑战，故选D。
Studies have been done on the connection between humor and genes. The most common ones involved researchers observing the same twins and looking at how genes affect their sense of humor. There was a study with 390 adult twins who were asked to rate 48 cartoons of different humor varieties based on how funny they found them. The conclusion was that environmental influences played a more important role in what the twins found funny than genetics.
However, there is more to be said about this topic. A recent study proved a clear connection between genetics and emotions like laughter. This study tested 336 adults by showing them funny clips from movies and humorous comics. Researchers then examined the gene and positive emotional expressions, which they referred to as laughing and smiling. And even though the research has collected evidence on how there can be a connection between laughing and smiling behaviors and genes, we still need more similar studies before considering the results as a fact.
While genetics play an important role in the formation of many character traits, our sense of humor is too complex to be attributed to one factor. Moreover, your sense of humor can change throughout your whole life, which is why simplifying humor and basing it only on genetics isn’t reliable.
When we’re young, we learn to talk and do regular activities by observing people and things around us. While growing up, you are exposed to jokes that people around you make and find funny. You will pick up behavioral signs and develop your sense of humor based on all of that. It’s not a surprise that your sense of humor is based on the sense of humor of the people you grew up with, rather than on the genes of your ancestors.
Our sense of humor is a subjective field that depends on social factors, such as the influence of your family and friends, social circle, upbringing in a particular country and culture, etc. For that reason, it doesn’t mean that you will be humorous just because your parents or grandparents are funny.
28. What was found in the study about twins?
A. Humor wasn’t related to genes.
B. Environment mattered more than genes in humor.
C. The twins’ humor was mainly affected by genes.
D. The twins rated similarly about cartoons.
29. What can we learn from the second paragraph?
A. More research is needed to confirm the recent study result.
B. There is no connection between genes and positive emotions.
C. The recent study tested 336 adult twins by showing them funny clips.
D The research proved the connection between laughing behaviors and smiling behaviors.
30. Which of the following may the author probably agree with?
A. The sense of humor is just decided by one factor.
B. The sense of humor can’t change once developed.
C. The sense of humor can be obtained by observing and following others.
D. The sense of humor is a relatively simple one of people’s all character traits.
31. What can be the best title for the text?
A. Can you be born humorous? B. Is humor a necessity?
C. Can you develop your humor? D. Is being humorous beneficial?
【答案】28. B 29. A 30. C 31. A
细节理解题。根据第一段中“The conclusion was that environmental influences played a more important role in what the twins found funny than genetics.”（结论是，环境影响在双胞胎发现有趣的方面比遗传因素起着更重要的作用。）可知，关于双胞胎的研究发现了环境对幽默的影响比基因更大。故选B项。
推理判断题。根据第二段中“And even though the research has collected evidence on how there can be a connection between laughing and smiling behaviors and genes, we still need more similar studies before considering the results as a fact.”（尽管这项研究已经收集了大笑和微笑行为与基因之间存在联系的证据，但在将结果视为事实之前，我们仍然需要更多类似的研究。）可推知，从第二段我们能了解到需要更多的研究来证实最近的研究结果。故选A项。
细节理解题。根据第四段“When we’re young, we learn to talk and do regular activities by observing people and things around us. While growing up, you are exposed to jokes that people around you make and find funny. You will pick up behavioral signs and develop your sense of humor based on all of that. It’s not a surprise that your sense of humor is based on the sense of humor of the people you grew up with, rather than on the genes of your ancestors.”（当我们年轻的时候，我们通过观察周围的人和事来学习说话和做有规律的活动。在成长的过程中，你会接触到周围人的笑话，并觉得很有趣。你会发现一些行为迹象，并以此为基础发展你的幽默感。你的幽默感是基于和你一起长大的人的幽默感，而不是基于你祖先的基因，这并不奇怪。）可知，作者可能会同意的是幽默感可以通过观察和跟随他人获得。故选C项。
主旨大意题。根据文章大意以及第一段“Studies have been done on the connection between humor and genes. The most common ones involved researchers observing the same twins and looking at how genes affect their sense of humor. There was a study with 390 adult twins who were asked to rate 48 cartoons of different humor varieties based on how funny they found them. The conclusion was that environmental influences played a more important role in what the twins found funny than genetics.”（人们对幽默和基因之间的关系进行了研究。最常见的是研究人员观察同一批双胞胎，观察基因是如何影响他们的幽默感的。有一项针对390对成年双胞胎的研究，他们被要求对48部不同幽默类型的漫画进行评分，根据他们觉得这些漫画有多有趣。结论是，环境影响在双胞胎发现有趣的方面比遗传因素起着更重要的作用。）可知，文章主要讲的是幽默可能并不是与天俱来的，研究结论表明，环境影响在双胞胎发现有趣的方面比遗传因素起着更重要的作用。故文章最好的标题是“你能天生幽默吗？”。故选A项。
The scholars at Yale University have been carrying out a study of more than 10,000 cadets(学员) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to determine the relative success of those who were motivated by internal rewards versus(与…相对) those driven by “instrumental”, or external rewards.
They assumed that some combination of internal and external motives would lead to the most success, as measured by the officers’ willingness to stay beyond the five-year commitment to the Army and to graduate and become commissioned officers. In fact, they found that cadets who expressed the most internal motivation were more successful than those who showed mixed motives to serve.
The same subtle(微妙的) interplay between motivation and rewards is also at work when it comes to education and learning. Rewarding students for getting their schoolwork done with prizes, snacks and even grades, as most schools do, can have the unintended effect of dismantling a child’s drive to learn for its own good.
“When you hold a burger in front of kids’ noses, you are telling them what kind of consequence matters, and what motive to pay attention to, “says psychology professor Barry Schwartz.” And education will suffer.”
Randy Wallock, a seventh-grade language arts teacher in New Jersey, encourages learning for its own good among his students: They’re given choice and autonomy and the freedom to work at their own pace. He also tries to build what he calls “little cultures within the classroom to encourage learning”; teenagers are responsive to social expectations, and creating environments where curiosity is cool invites more self-directed learning.
“As a teacher, you have a choice of what you respond to,” says Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor at Yale University. “Do you pay attention to students who have their laptops out, or do you pay attention to students who are asking intelligent questions?” she asks. Making those kids who ask intelligent questions feel “valued, responded to and celebrated,” she says, brings more of that out in others.
Schwartz agrees, but warns that sending out these kinds of signals must be done slowly and subtly. He adds, “You have to be careful you’re not making this another instrumental reward.”
32. Who turned out to be the most successful?
A. Those driven by external rewards. B. Those motivated by internal forces.
C. Those expressing mixed motives. D. Those providing more external motivation.
33. What does the underlined word “dismantling” in paragraph 3 mean?
A. Understanding. B. Wasting. C. Including. D. Ruining
34. What does Randy Wallock stress in paragraph 5?
A. Approaches to motivating students to learn. B. How to adapt to classroom environments.
C. The importance of awakening teenagers’ curiosity. D. How to make lessons attractive to students.
35. How does Schwartz react to Wrzesniewski’s words?
A. He regards them as abstract. B. He thinks they lack evidence.
C. He voices some concern for them. D. He considers them unfair to some kids.
【答案】32. B 33. D 34. A 35. C
细节理解题。根据第二段“In fact, they found that cadets who expressed the most internal motivation were more successful than those who showed mixed motives to serve.(事实上，他们发现，最能表现出内在动机的学员比表现出两种动机都有的学员更成功)”可知，受内部动机驱动的学员最能成功，故选B项。
词义猜测题。根据划线词上文“Rewarding students for getting their schoolwork done with prizes, snacks and even grades, as most schools do, can have the unintended effect(像大多数学校一样，用奖品、零食甚至成绩来奖励完成学业的学生，可能会产生意料之外的效果)”以及下文“a child’s drive to learn for its own good.(孩子为自己而学习的动力)”可知此处上下文说的是通过外部奖励激励学生，会产生意料之外的效果，这说明会导致不好的结果，即破坏孩子学习的内在动机，由此可知，划线单词意为“破坏”，与D项“Ruining(毁坏)”意思一样，故选D项。
主旨大意题。根据第五段“Randy Wallock, a seventh-grade language arts teacher in New Jersey, encourages learning for its own good among his students: They’re given choice and autonomy and the freedom to work at their own pace. He also tries to build what he calls “little cultures within the classroom to encourage learning”; teenagers are responsive to social expectations, and creating environments where curiosity is cool invites more self-directed learning.(兰迪·沃洛克是新泽西州的一名七年级语言艺术教师，他鼓励学生们为了自己的利益而学习: 他们有选择权、自主权和按照自己的节奏学习的自由。他还试图建立他所谓的“课堂内的小文化来鼓励学习”；青少年对社会期望有反应，创造一个好奇心冷静的环境可以吸引更多的自主学习。)”可知，Randy Wallock在第五段强调了激发学生学习动机的方法，故选A项。
推理判断题。根据最后一段“Schwartz agrees, but warns that sending out these kinds of signals must be done slowly and subtly. He adds, “You have to be careful you’re not making this another instrumental reward.”(施瓦茨对此表示赞同，但他警告说，发出这些信号必须缓慢而微妙。他补充道，“你必须小心，不要让这成为另一种工具性的奖励。”)”可推知，对于Wrzesniewski的话，Schwartz表达出了一些担忧，故选C项。
How to become a creative person
Anthony Burrill has been exhibiting his work in galleries across the world for over 15 years, finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. I read his book Make It Now! to discover how I too could develop my creativity. ___36___.
●Look at the world through fresh eyes
In order to think up new and exciting projects, Burrill lets his mind and his body wander in the world. A walk in a new neighbourhood can give you a different view on your surroundings. ___37___. “Seeing new things helps generate new ideas,” says Burrill.
●Build your creative network
Working alone can be both difficult and boring. Burrill values his creative network as a source of inspiration. ___38___. “These people will form the core of your creative community, from which a rich ecosystem of creativity will develop,” says Burrill.
When Burrill began his career as an artist, he couldn’t afford expensive materials, so he had to find new and inventive ways to make things. “It’s much better to use what you have around you to produce something,” says Burrill. “It’s about being clever with what you have and seeing the benefits in the restrictions you have.”
●Remember that conformity(随大流)is the enemy of creativity
___40___. Burrill always keeps in mind that “as soon as you start doing as you are told and following the rules you stop being truly creative”. He knows that unconventional people are clever and inventive, and always try hard to be the “oddball” amongst the crowd.
A. Be resourceful
B. A weekend trip works as well.
C. Follow these top tips to do the same
D. Allow yourself to create useless things
E. It is essential to maintain your individuality as a creator
F. It is important to be familiar with what’s going on around you
G. His fellow artists teach him new styles and push him to take risks
【答案】36. C 37. B 38. G 39. A 40. E
根据上文“ I read his book Make It Now! to discover how I too could develop my creativity.(我读了他的书 Make It Now，发现了我怎么也可以发展我的创造力)”以及下文开始讲述方法可知，空格处应填引起下文的句子，来引出如何发展创造力；选项C. Follow these top tips to do the same(按照这些很棒的提示做同样的事)正好衔接下文。故选C。
根据上文“A walk in a new neighbourhood can give you a different view on your surroundings. (在一个新的社区里散步可以让你对周围环境有不同的看法)”以及下文““Seeing new things helps generate new ideas,” says Burrill. (Burrill说。“看到新事物有助于产生新想法”)”可知，空格处应填能让人产生新想法的行为；选项B. A weekend trip works as well.(一场周末旅行也能起到同样的作用)尤其句子中“as well”正好承接上文。故选B。
根据下文““These people will form the core of your creative community, from which a rich ecosystem of creativity will develop,” says Burrill. ( Burrill说，“这些人将会形成你的创意社区的核心，一个丰富的生态系统的创造力将从这里发展”)”可知，空格处应填一些人会促进你的创造了的发展；选项G. His fellow artists teach him new styles and push him to take risks(他的同行艺术家们会教他新的方式并促使他去冒险)下文中“these people”指代句中“His fellow artists”。故选G。
空格处为副标的位置，结合其他副标可知，应以动词原形开头且总结下文主要内容，结合下文““It’s much better to use what you have around you to produce something,” says Burrill. “It’s about being clever with what you have and seeing the benefits in the restrictions you have.”(“最好是利用你身边的东西来产生一些东西”Burrill说，“是要聪明地利用你所拥有的，并且看到你所拥有的有限的东西带来的好处”)”可知，空格处应表示要有策略，灵活，善于利用资源的意思；选项A. Be resourceful(足智多谋)总结下文内容。故选A。
根据本段副标题“Remember that conformity(随大流)is the enemy of creativity(一定要记得随大流是创造力的敌人)”可知，空格处应表示要保持自己的个性；选项E. It is essential to maintain your individuality as a creator(作为一个创造者，保持你的个性是很重要的)符合主旨内容。故选E。
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题纸上将该项涂黑。
Planning a wedding takes time and hard work, but Kelsey thought of the perfect touch to add to her wedding vows（誓言）.
Because both of Michael’s parents are ___41___ , they communicate using sign language. Kelsey doesn’t speak sign language herself, but she decided to ___42___ some so she could ___43___ her vows for them. To pull it off, Kelsey got ___44___ from her aunt, who is married to a deaf man. “I asked her if she could record herself signing my vows ___45___ I could practice and know that I was doing the ___46___ signs,” Kelsey said. “I used that and ___47___ on my own for several weeks.”
When the big moment finally arrived, it took Michael a second to really realize that Kelsey was ___48___ signing her vows and he just couldn’t ___49___ himself. Michael thought it was probably the most ___50___ moment of the wedding. Michael’s parents were deeply ___51___ .
Since sharing their special moment online, the wedding videographer Chandler has got over 7000,000 likes! The reason why Kelsey did this wasn’t about getting ___52___ online，but rather，it was about ___53___ Michael’s family. She wanted the family to be able to communicate without any ___54___ . Looking into the future, Kelsey ___55___ to be fluent in sign language and also teach her kids about it.
41. A. blind B. deaf C. kind D. old
42. A. teach B. share C. learn D. adopt
43. A. sign B. write C. speak D. repeat
44 A. refusal B. praise C. assistance D. information
45. A. in case B. so that C. even if D. as if
46. A. grateful B. beautiful C. odd D. right
47. A. lived B. explored C. practiced D. calculated
48. A. actually B. desperately C. merely D. fortunately
49. A. enjoy B. contain C. amuse D. defend
50. A. anxious B. useful C. decisive D. special
51. A. embarrassed B. inspired C. moved D. concerned
52. A. money B. honor C. attention D. advice
53. A. establishing B. reshaping C. protecting D. respecting
54. A. sounds B. barriers C. consequences D. purposes
55. A. manages B. desires C. pretends D. hesitates
【答案】41. B 42. C 43. A 44. C 45. B 46. D 47. C 48. A 49. B 50. D 51. C 52. C 53. D 54. B 55. B
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：因为迈克尔的父母都是聋子，所以他们用手语交流。A. blind瞎的；B. deaf聋的；C. kind友好的；D. old年老的。根据下文“they communicate using sign language（他们用手语交流）”可知，迈克尔的父母都是聋子，故选择B项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：凯尔西自己不会打手语，但她决定学一些，这样她就可以为他们用手势宣读誓言了。A. teach教；B. share分享；C. learn学习；D. adopt采取。根据上文“Kelsey doesn’t speak sign language herself（凯尔西自己不会打手语）”以及下文“so she could ___3___ her vows for them.（这样她就可以为他们用手势宣读誓言了。）”可知，这里说的是要学习一些手语，故选择C项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：凯尔西自己不会打手语，但她决定学一些，这样她就可以为他们用手势宣读誓言了。A. sign打手势；B. write写；C. speak讲话；D. repeat重复。根据下文“I asked her if she could record herself signing my vows ___5___ I could practice （我问她是否可以录下她自己用手语宣读我的誓言，这样我就可以练习）”可知这里说的是，这样她就可以为他们用手势宣读誓言了，故选择A项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：为了实现这一目标，凯尔西得到了她的姑姑的帮助，她的姑姑嫁给了一个聋人。A. refusal拒绝；B. praise表扬；C. assistance帮助；D. information信息。根据下文“her aunt, who is married to a deaf man.（她的姑姑，嫁给了一个聋人。）”可知，这里说的是凯尔西得到了姑姑的帮助，C项。
考查连词词义辨析。句意：我问她是否可以录下她自己用手语宣读我的誓言，这样我就可以练习，知道我做的手势是正确的。A. in case万一；B. so that以便；C. even if即使；D. as if好像…一样。结合上下句句意，可知这里使用so that“以便”引导目的状语符合题意，故选择B项。
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：我问她是否可以录下她自己用手语宣读我的誓言，这样我就可以练习，知道我做的手势是正确的。A. grateful感恩的；B. beautiful美丽的；C. odd古怪的；D. right正确的。根据上文“I asked her if she could record herself signing my vows ___5___ I could practice （我问她是否可以录下她自己用手语宣读我的誓言，这样我就可以练习）”可知，参照录制的视频就可知知道自己做的手势是正确的，故选择D项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：我用那自己练习了几周的时间。A. lived生活；B. explored探索；C. practiced练习；D. calculated计算。根据上文“I asked her if she could record herself signing my vows ___5___ I could practice and know that I was doing the ___6___ signs（我问她是否可以录下她自己用手语宣读我的誓言，这样我就可以练习，知道我做的手势是正确的。）”可知，这里说的是我参照姑姑录制的一个人练习了几周的时间，故选择C项。
考查副词词义辨析。句意：当重大时刻终于到来时，迈克尔花了一秒钟的时间才真正意识到凯尔西实际上是在用手势宣读她的誓言，他激动地难以自制。A. actually实际上；B. desperately绝望地；C. merely仅仅；D. fortunately幸运的。根据上文“it took Michael a second to really realize（迈克尔花了一秒钟的时间才真正意识）”由迈克尔意识到可知，他实际上是在用手语表达誓言，故选择A项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：当重大时刻终于到来时，迈克尔花了一秒钟的时间才真正意识到凯尔西实际上是在用手势宣读她的誓言，他激动地难以自制。A. enjoy享受；B. contain包含；C. amuse逗笑；D. defend防卫。根据上文“When the big moment finally arrived, it took Michael a second to really realize that Kelsey was actually signing her vows（当重大时刻终于到来时，迈克尔花了一秒钟的时间才真正意识到凯尔西实际上是在用手语表达她的誓言）”可知，意识到凯尔西在手语表达誓言时，马克尔很激动，短语contain oneself“自制”符合题意，故选择B项。
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：迈克尔认为这可能是婚礼上最特别的时刻。A. anxious焦虑的；B. useful有用的；C. decisive果断的；D. special特殊的。根据下文“Since sharing their special moment online, the wedding videographer Chandler has got over 7000,000 likes!（自从在网上分享他们的特殊时刻以来，婚礼摄像师钱德勒已经获得了超过7000000个赞！）”可知，用手语表达是特殊的，故选择D项。
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：迈克尔的父母深受感动。A. embarrassed尴尬的；B. inspired受到启发的；C. moved感动的；D. concerned担心的。根据上文“When the big moment finally arrived, it took Michael a second to really realize that Kelsey was ___8___ signing her vow（当重大时刻终于到来时，迈克尔花了一秒钟的时间才真正意识到凯尔西实际上是在用手势宣读她的誓言）”可知，迈克尔的发父母看到凯尔西用手语宣读誓言，是非常感动的，故选择C项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：凯尔西这样做的原因并不是为了在网上获得关注，而是为了尊重迈克尔的家人。A. money钱；B. honor荣誉；C. attention注意力；D. advice建议。根据上文“Since sharing their special moment online, the wedding videographer Chandler has got over 7000,000 likes!（自从在网上分享他们的特殊时刻以来，婚礼摄像师钱德勒已经获得了超过7000000个赞！）”可知，这里说的是，凯尔西这样做不是为了在网上获得关注，故选择C项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：凯尔西这样做的原因并不是为了在网上获得关注，而是为了尊重迈克尔的家人。A. establishing建立；B. reshaping重塑；C. protecting保护；D. respecting尊重。根据下文“She wanted the family to be able to communicate without any ___14___ .（她希望这个家庭能够在没有任何障碍的情况下进行沟通。）”可知，她这样做是为了尊重麦可尔的家人，故选择D项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：她希望这个家庭能够在没有任何障碍的情况下进行沟通。A. sounds声音；B. barriers障碍；C. consequences后果；D. purposes目的。根据上文“Because both of Michael’s parents are deaf, they communicate using sign language.（因为迈克尔的父母都是聋子，所以他们用手语交流。）”可知，这里说的是没有沟通障碍，故选择B项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：展望未来，凯尔西希望能流利地说手语，并教她的孩子们手语。A. manages管理；B. desires渴望；C. pretends假装；D. hesitates犹豫。根据下文“teach her kids about it（教会她的孩子们手语）”可知，这里说的是她希望能流利地说手语，desire to do“渴望做某事”符合题意，故选择B项。
Hunters used dogs to help track and kill pandas in China until the country ___56___(declare) the species protected. But dogs are still threatening the ___57___(safe) of this species, according to a new study.
Researchers started their investigation when two captive-born(圈养出生的) pandas, which had been released into Liziping Nature Reserve, ___58___(attack) by dogs.
There are dogs in panda reserves because there are villages near the reserves and people have dogs. An adult panda is quite able to defend ___59___(it) against one dog. However, it has a hard time ___60___(beat) a pack of dogs.
In the study, ___61___was published in Scientific Reports, the researchers found that dogs can wander more than 10 kilometers a night. Some dogs even live in the reserves. Earlier research found that pandas need a habitat of ___62___least 114 square kilometers to thrive(茁壮成长). Although most of the nature reserves created for the pandas are large enough ___63___(sustain)their populations, the panda’s territory could become smaller if dogs become part of it.
“The Chinese government has instituted a broad program to vaccinate(给……接种疫苗）the dogs and to help the villagers either remove the dogs ___64___control them all the time. So things are getting much ____65____(good),” study co-author James Spotila said.
57. safety 58. were attacked
59. itself 60. beating
61. which 62. at
63. to sustain
64. or 65. better
考查时态。句意：在中国，猎人用狗来帮助追踪和杀死熊猫，直到国家宣布该物种受到保护。分析可知，所填动词为“until the country ___1___ (declare) the species protected”句中的谓语动词，结合前文语境，与其保持时态一致，应用一般过去时，动词用过去式。故填declared。
考查时态和被动。句意：研究人员开始他们的调查时，两只圈养出生的大熊猫，被释放到李子坪自然保护区，被狗袭击。分析可知，所填动词为“when two captive-born pandas… ___3____ (attack) by dogs”的谓语动词，结合前文语境，与其保持时态一致，用一般过去时，且动词“attack”与主语“two captive-born pandas”为被动关系，用一般过去时被动结构：were done。故填were attacked。
考查反身代词。句意：一只成年熊猫完全有能力保护自己不受一只狗的伤害。分析可知，所填应是动词“defend”的宾语，与主语“An adult panda”一致，因此应用反身代词。故填itself。
考查动名词。句意：然而，它很难打败一群狗。分析可知，“have a hard time (in) doing”，固定短语，“做某事困难”，介词“in”可以省略，动名词作宾语。故填beating。
考查非限制性定语从句。句意：在这项发表在《科学报告》上的研究中，研究人员发现，狗每晚可以行走10公里以上。分析可知，“___6___ was published in Scientific Reports”为之前名词“the study”的非限制性定语从句，先行词在从句中作主语，用关系代词which引导从句。故填which。
考查动词不定式。句意：虽然大多数为大熊猫建立的自然保护区都足够大，足以维持它们的数量，但如果狗成为其中的一部分，熊猫的领土可能会变小。分析可知，“be+形容词+enough to do”，固定短语，“足够……去做某事”，动词不定式作状语。故填to sustain。
1. 表达谢意；2. 回顾事件；3. 期待重逢。
1. 词数 80 左右；
I’m writing to show my gratefulness for your help last weekend.
Although the event happened several days ago, it’s still fresh in my mind. While taking photos on a round rock, I suddenly slipped down from the rock and broke my left leg. You rushed to me before others realized what had happened. You performed first aid on my leg and accompanied me until the emergency medical personnel came. Without your help, I couldn’t have recovered so fast.
Thanks again for your kindness. I’m looking forward to getting a chance to thank you in person.
意识到：realize →be aware
原句：Without your help, I couldn’t have recovered so fast.
拓展句：If you hadn’t helped me, I couldn’t have recovered so fast.
【点睛】【高分句型1】While taking photos on a round rock, I suddenly slipped down from the rock and broke my left leg.（运用了“状语从句的省略”句式结构）
【高分句型2】You rushed to me before others realized what had happened.（运用了before引导的时间状语从句以及what引导的宾语从句）
“Good morning, everybody,” Mrs. Harris greeted the students as she entered the music room. The 65-year-old music teacher had a reputation for being strict in class, despite music seeming like a light subject. But Mrs. Harris took her job seriously, and teaching music was a massive passion for her.
She walked to the piano and started leading the students into a song to get them warmed up. This semester, she was going to teach them about composition and songwriting. Suddenly, one student raised her hand.
“Mrs. Harris, what do you like to listen to in your leisure time?” she asked curiously.
“I bet she listens to Beethoven and Tchaikovsky at home,” another student said.
“But I actually like a lot of pop music, and even some of the things you, young people, listen to nowadays. But I must admit that I listen to a lot of old songs, especially Paul McCartney,” Mrs. Harris answered, smiling at the kids.
Soon enough, the students got used to her, and some started taking her lessons more seriously. Others still liked to be playful, but she wasn’t truly mad at them.
However, the worst was yet to happen. Her husband suddenly died in the middle of the school year, and she didn’t have the heart to go to work. Fortunately, the school was accommodating. They gave her some well-deserved time off.
At first, she was like a zombie(迟钝无生气的人) at home, lying in bed all day. She didn’t even listen to music anymore. But when her daughter encouraged her to start playing tunes once again, she began to play again until she decided to return to school.
She called the headmaster, letting him know she was ready to get back to normal, even if the love of her life was gone.
“Good morning, everyone,” she began upon entering the classroom for the first time since her husband’s death. She placed her things on her desk and started to speak again. “Before we begin, I want to apologize…”
1. 续写词数应为 150 左右；
But before she could go on, the sound of notes being played cut her off.
Her students approached her one by one.
【答案】But before she could go on, the sound of notes being played cut her off. She watched the students as they held up their instruments and played a beautiful tune for her. Wonderful notes filled the classroom, and she recognized the song immediately. It was one of Paul McCartney’s most famous songs, also her favorite. Mrs. Harris understood immediately that her students knew what had happened to her. They were giving her a gift she would never forget. Tears filled her eyes as they finished the song, and she had to take a seat to take it all in. (84 words)
Her students approached her one by one. They offered their comfort, and the girls hugged her tightly. She could only thank them for their kindness as tears flowed down her face. After a few minutes, she wiped her tears. “OK. Let’s get back to work!” she said, her voice still emotional. But her words made everyone laugh. They knew their strict teacher was back, and it made them happy. As for Mrs. Harris, she further realized that music was also the other love of her life, and teaching was her life’s purpose. (85 words)
【导语】这是一篇记叙文。文章主要讲述了音乐教师Mrs. Harris的故事。在学生看来，Mrs. Harris是一名严格的音乐教师，但其实，她平时也会听流行音乐甚至年轻孩子喜欢的音乐。孩子们习惯了Mrs. Harris的教学方式。但不幸的是，她的丈夫的突然离世让这位老师一蹶不振。当她鼓足勇气重新走进音乐课堂时，她发现孩子们是多么的关心自己。孩子们用音乐方式安慰她，鼓励她，她意识到她还有音乐作为生命的一部分。
①由第一段首句内容“But before she could go on, the sound of notes being played cut her off.(但她还没来得及继续说下去，演奏的音符打断了她的话。)”可知，第一段可描写Mrs. Harris重新来到音乐课堂后，学生用演奏音乐的方式给她以安慰，她很感动。
②由第二段首句内容“Her students approached her one by one.(她的学生一个接一个地走近她。)”可知，第二段可描写学生们一个一个的给与她安慰让她获得了鼓励，振作起来，并认识到音乐也是自己生命的一部分。
2.续写线索：学生演奏音乐——Mrs. Harris听出自己最喜欢的音乐——Mrs. Harris感动于学生们的举动——学生们上前安慰——Mrs. Harris重新振作回归工作——Mrs. Harris的感悟
②认识到：understand/realize/know/be aware of
④拥抱：hug/give sb. a hug/embrace
【点睛】[高分句型1]. She watched the students as they held up their instruments and played a beautiful tune for her.（as引导时间状语从句）
[高分句型2]. They were giving her a gift she would never forget.（“she would never forget”为省略关系代词的定语从句，其先行词为“a gift”）
[高分句型3]. As for Mrs. Harris, she further realized that music was also the other love of her life, and teaching was her life’s purpose.（that引导宾语从句）