第一部分 听力 (共两节，满分30分)
例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15. B. £9.18. C. £9.15.
- What is Dave going to do tomorrow？
A. Write an essay.
B. Take a test.
C. Go camping.
- What is Olivia doing？
A. She’s reading job ads.
B. She’s editing a paper.
C. She’s watching the news.
- What are the speakers talking about？
A. Teaching methods.
B. Online learning.
C. English culture.
- What does the man suggest the woman do？
A. Check the websites.
B. Change to a new airline.
C. Book a ticket in advance.
- Why is the woman unhappy with Jason？
A. He broke a company rule.
B. He was absent from work.
C. He lost an important report.
- Where are the speakers going to have a picnic？
A. On the beach.
B. In the woods.
C. By the lake.
- What will the woman probably do after the picnic？
A. Do some reading.
B. Go swimming.
C. Ride a bike.
- What is the woman’s major now？
A. Political science.
- What makes the woman change her mind？
A. Extra classes.
B. Difficult exams.
C. Delays in graduation.
- Why will Mark go to California？
A. To train a new manager.
B. To open a branch store.
C. To do a sales analysis.
- How long will Mark’s work probably take in California？
A. Two days.
B. One week.
C. Two weeks.
- Who might go to California with Mark？
A. Peter. B. Jack. C. Lisa.
- What is Susan doing？
A. She’s teaching geography.
B. She’s introducing an art form.
C. She’s conducting an interview.
- What is Charlie？
A. A writer.
B. A researcher.
C. A photographer.
- How did the Amazon people react to Charlie’s visit？
- What does Charlie want to show through his works？
A. The natural beauty of the Amazon.
B. The damage done to the rainforests.
C. The happy side of the local life.
- Why is the plan for the visitors changed？
A. Lack of time.
B. Bad weather.
C. Budget cuts.
- What does the speaker say about the museums at South Kensington？
A. They are free on Thursdays.
B. They are close to each other.
C. They are open on different days.
- When will the speaker probably leave the National History Museum？
A. At 1 pm.
B. At 3 pm.
C. At 6 pm.
- What is the last stop of the tour？
A. The National Gallery.
B. The Science Museum.
C. Victoria and Albert Museum.
M: How’s school today, Dave?
W: Great. I got an A on my chemistry exam, a B on essay writing. And our teacher said we’d go camping tomorrow.
W: Hello, Vivian. Haven’t seen you for some time. What are you reading?
M: Just checking the job page of the local newspaper.
M: I’ve found that many people like to study English on the Internet. How about you?
W: Well, as a matter of fact, I just start taking some courses. It is a good way to improve English.
W: I heard that some airlines have changed their flight restrictions. And I need to find out what they are.
M: There are websites that list the general restrictions. You may have a look there.
W: Jason, how long have you been with this company?
M: Five months this week.
W: I would say that’s enough time to learn that we have rules here. Why didn’t you report before you made a decision?
M: How about driving to the beach this weekend?
W: There are too many people there. I prefer a picnic in the woods or by the lake.
M: Then let’s go to the lake. It’s just an hour’s drive from here. We can bike around the lake and swim after the picnic lunch.
W: You’re always so sporty. Bring your bike if you like, but I will bring a good book with me.
W: Mr. Smith, I was wondering if I could change my major from biology to political science or sociology.
M: Which year are you in?
W: Second term, year two.
M: Okay, but these majors are very different. You probably will have to take more classes and prepare for more exams. You’ll be graduating a year later
W: Oh, no. I hate graduating later than all my friends. I’d better stick to my present major then.
W: Hey Mark. I’m putting you on a new project. You’ll have to go to California.
M: What should I do there?
W: You have to collect and interview the sales data from all the brand stores. If you find something missing, work with the sales managers to give the information you need to complete the analysis.
M: Sounds like a lot of work.
W: It’s a pretty big project, so take someone with you. I think you can finish in a week if the two of you are working on it.
M: When should we start off?
W: You needn’t hurry so much. I will give you two days for preparations and packing up.
M: Who should I get in touch with when I get there?
W: Lisa. I’ll email you the necessary information.
M: Who do you suggest should go with me?
W: Either Jack or Peter.
M: Let’s say Peter. He’s just finished his project and he is more experienced.
W: Great. Keep me updated.
W: Good evening, welcome to Around the Globe with Susan Davidson. Our guest today is Charlie Hamilton, a photographer who spent a month and a half in the Amazon. He’s going to share with us the challenges and responsibilities of his work. Charlie, the Amazon people have rarely seen people from outside and you look so different. How do you approach them?
M: That’s true. But if you spend enough time, you get to know them. Actually we can laugh about the same things even if we can’t talk.
W: One of your pictures I really like shows the villagers and you together by a river, laughing. There seems no barrier at all
M: Indeed. That was only a couple of days after I went there. But everyone was just relaxed with me, we’re all having fun. In fact, what I like most is everyone is laughing. Nowadays, we tend to show the unhappy side of people’s life in Amazon, the trees are being cut down, these people are sad. But what I want to show is they still have fun
W: That’s really special point of you. Thank you for leading us get close to our fellow beings around the globe.
Hi everyone. It is raining now. We have to give up our plans for a boat trip along the River Thames and walk along the south bank. But the good news is we still have a huge selection of world-class museums. And many of them are free for visitors. You know, the UK’s capital isn’t a bad place to spend a rainy day. So our rainy tour of London’s museums today starts in the science and national history museums of west London and finishes at the National Gallery. We’ll start our museum tour in the heart of London, South Kensington. South Kensington is well known for its old buildings, fantastic restaurants, and many designer shops. But the real reason visitors flood here is for the chance to experience three of the city’s best museums: Victoria and Albert Museum, the National History Museum, and the Science Museum. All of them happen to be within walking distance from one another, so you won’t get wet. Today, it happens to be the last Thursday of the month, so we can enjoy free guided tours, talks, and events at the National History Museum. Remember, we have to leave there at 1:00 p.m. Finally, we’ll arrive at the National Gallery. It’s an 1800’s building, home to over 2000 works of art by famous painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.