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An interesting study posted on Facebook recently shows how men and women develop new interests as they mature(成熟).
While women tend to take exercise seriously from the age of 34, men will wait until their 45th birthdays before working hard to get in shape.
The average woman spends more time talking about sports, politics, career and money as she gets older.
Women’s interest in books reaches its peak(顶峰) at the age of 22, while that of men does so when they are in their 50s.
Men start to change their focus from the workplace to other things after age 30, while women do not do so until eight years later. Both, however, care most about fashion at age 16.
The research used anonymous(匿名的) data donated by thousands of Facebook users, recording the statuses, ‘likes’ and ‘interests’ they had posted on their profiles.
It found the average woman talks about television most at 44, while men peak much younger, at age 31.
Men are also most likely to see a film in a cinema at age 31, while women go out to see films most when they are only 19.
Men are most interested in travel at 29, women at 27, while women talk most about food and drink at 35, and men at 38.
And if you are middle aged, a safe topic for any audience is the weather, which is a key interest for many as they approach 60.
Stephen Wolfram, the British scientist who carried out the research, says, “It’s almost shocking how much this tells us about the changes of people’s typical interests.
“People talk less about video games as they get older, and more about politics.”
21. When do women love books best?
A. At the age of 22.
B. At the age of 50.
C. At the age of 30.
D. At the age of 15.
22. Men tend to ______ once they are 30.
A. gain more and more weight
C. do more exercise
B. be less interested in their jobs
D. pay more attention to their appearance
23. What are men and women both interested in when they are 16?
A. Getting in shape.
B. Going to the cinema.
C. Popular style of clothing.
D. Food and drink.
24. What does Stephen Wolfram think about the result of the research?
A. People’s interests are different from each other.
B. People’s interests change greatly with age.
C. It is normal for people to change their interests.
D. It is not good for people to change their interests.
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25. The receptionist to be employed will work ______.
A. 20 hours a week
B. 37 hours a week
C. 39.5 hours a week
D. 34.5 hours a week
26. ______is needed in a school in Ealing, West London.
A. A full-time science teacher
B. A teacher with the ability to get along with people
C. A teacher with excellent knowledge about Health & Social Care
D. A technician who can provide a technical support service
27. The text is most likely to appear ______.
A. on the Internet
B. in a novel
C. in a magazine
D. in a newspaper
I was never very neat, while my roommate Kate was extremely organized. Each of her objects had its place, but mine always hid somewhere. She even labeled(贴标签) everything. I always looked for everything. Over time, Kate got neater and I got messier. She would push my dirty clothing over, and I would lay my books on her tidy desk. We both got tired of each other.
War broke out one evening. Kate came into the room. Soon, I heard her screaming, “Take your shoes away! Why under my bed!” Deafened, I saw my shoes flying at me. I jumped to my feet and started yelling. She yelled back louder.
The room was filled with anger. We could not have stayed together for a single minute without a phone call. Kate answered it. From her end of the conversation, I could tell right away her grandma was seriously ill. When she hung up, she quickly crawled(爬) under her covers, weeping. Obviously, that was something she should not go through alone. All of a sudden, a warm feeling of sympathy rose up in my heart,
Slowly, I collected the pencils, took back the books, made my bed, cleaned the socks and swept the floor, even on her side. I got so into my work that I even didn’t noticed Kate had sat up. She was watching, her tears dried and her expression one of disbelief. Then, she reached out her hands to grasp mine. I looked up into her eyes. She smiled at me. “Thanks.”
Kate and I stayed roommates for the rest of the year. We didn’t always agree, but we learned the key to living together: giving in, cleaning up and holding on.
28. What made Kate angry one evening?
A. She couldn’t find her books.
B. She heard the author shouting loud.
C. She got the news that her grandma was ill.
D. She saw the author’s shoes beneath her bed.
29. The author tidied up the room most probably because______.
A. she was scared by Kate’s anger
B. she hated herself for being so messy
C. she wanted to show her care
D. she was asked by Kate to do so
30. How is Paragraph 1 mainly developed?
A. By analyzing causes.
B. By showing differences.
C. By describing a process.
D. By following time order.
31. What might be the best title for the story?
A. My Friend Kate
B. Hard Work Pays Off
C. How to Be Organized
D. Learning to Be Roommates
Have you ever been sad because of failure? Please remember, for quite often achieving what you set out do is not the most important thing.
A boy decided to dig a deep hole behind his house. As he was working, a couple of older boys stopped by to watch. “What are you doing?” asked one of the visitors. “I want to dig a hole all the way through the earth!” the boy answered excitedly. The older boys began to laugh, telling him that digging a hole all the way through the earth was impossible. After a while, the boy picked up a jar. He showed it to the visitors. It was full of all kinds of stones and insects. Then he said calmly and confidently, “Maybe I can’t finish digging all the way through the earth, but look at what I’ve found during this period!”
The boy’s goal was far too difficult, but it did cause him to go on. And that is what a goal is for－to cause us to move in the direction we have chosen, in other words, to cause us to keep working!
Not every goal will be fully achieved. Not every job will end up with a success. Not every dream will come true. But when you fall short of your aim, maybe you can say, “Yes, but look at what I’ve found along the way! There are so many wonderful things having come into my life because I tried to do something!” It is in the digging that life is lived. It is the unexpected joy on the journey that really makes sense.
32. The older boys laughed at the boy because he was thought to be______.
33. Why did the boy show the jar to the older boys?
A. To drive them away.
B. To show what he had found in digging.
C. To show how beautiful the jar was.
D. To attract them to join him in the work.
34. What can be learnt from the fourth paragraph of the text?
A. No dream can come true.
B. All work will end successfully.
C. Goals shouldn’t be set too high.
D. Goals will make us work harder.
35. The best title for the text should be______.
A. A Boy Dug a Hole
B. Joy in the Journey
C. No Pain, No Gains
D. Failure Is the Mother of Success
Do you know Australia? Australia is the largest island in the world. It is a little smaller than China. It is in the south of the earth. ___36___The population of Australia is nearly as large as that of Shanghai. The cities in Australia have got little air or water pollution. ___37___ You can clearly see fish swimming in the rivers. Plants grow very well.
Last month we visited Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, and went to a wild flowers’ exhibition. There we saw a large number of wild flowers we had never seen before. We had a wonderful time. ___38___ In spring every year Perth has the wild flowers’ exhibition.
After visiting Perth, we spent the day in the countryside. We sat down and had a rest near a path at the foot of a hill. ___39___ Suddenly we heard bells ringing at the top of the hill. What we saw made us pick up all our things and run back to the car as quickly as we could. There were about three hundred sheep coming towards us down the path. ___40___ After a short drive from any town, you will find yourself in the middle of white sheep. Sheep, sheep, everywhere are sheep.
A. The people of Australia are very hard-working.
B. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world.
C. Australia is famous for its sheep and kangaroos.
D. Australia is big, but its population is not large.
E. Perth is famous for its beautiful wild flowers.
F. The sky is blue and the water is clean.
G. It was quiet and we enjoyed ourselves.
My parents were a team, as if they were one person. Sure, they ___41___, but undoubtedly any ___42___ would be solved. They began their married life ___43___, but they worked hard and, ___44___ the years built a very successful business .They had strengths and weaknesses, but so ___45___ as they worked together, you never saw weaknesses, just strengths.
The biggest ___46___about love and marriage my parents taught us kids was how to talk “about” your partner. Have you ever heard husbands and wives make ___47___ remarks(评论) about their partners? It’s one those things people just seem to do. Sure, they are “only kidding” or maybe they are not. But words ___48___. And words teach, whether positively or negatively. Dad always speaks of mom in positive words, ___49___ does she of him.
One day we were getting carpet fixed. The crew boss said, “Women will really spend your money, won’t they?” Dad ___50___, “Well, they were right there with you before you had any money, it’s a ___51___ to do anything for them you possibly can.” This wasn’t the answer the boss expected to hear. The crew boss ___52___ one more time, “And they’ll take that as far as they can, huh?” Dad responded again, “She’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. I’ll do anything to make her happy.”
I tried not to ___53___. I knew he wanted Dad to ___54___ just a little bit and say, “Yeah, I guess that’s true.” But it wouldn’t happen... not in a million years!
My parents are retired and still enjoying their life together, just ___55___ out, reading, shopping. Throughout the years, ___56___ Mom would remind me I should be ___57___ for someone to get married to, I’d say, “Ma, I have plenty of time.” She’d ___58___ reply “I don’t have ‘that’ much time”. Dad would then look at me and say, “Hey, you ___59___ all the time you need. If you marry someone just ___60___ the woman your mother is, you’ll have a great life.”
41. A. fought
42. A. opinions
43. A. poor
44. A. after
45. A. long
46. A. lesson
47. A. unnecessary
48. A. help
49. A. so
50. A. talked
51. A. pity
52. A. said
53. A. shout
54. A. give up
B. give away
C. give in
D. give out
55. A. staying
56. A. if
57. A. thinking
58. A. seriously
59. A. take
60. A. what
I was on my way home with a friend yesterday ___61___ I found a mobile phone by the roadside. After picking it up, I suggested that we ___62___ (go) to the house in front of ___63___ we found the mobile phone. And we did so. I knocked at the door and two young men answered. Neither of them had ___64___(lose) their phones, but as I referred ___65___ some names on the contact list(通讯录), one of them said he also had those __66___(name) and that it must be the phone of one of their friends. Then, he took the phone and said how wonderful it was that I took the time ___67___(find) the owner. Afterwards, I left without ___68___(leave) my name or address. I never considered keeping the phone. Instead, I immediately tried to find the owner. And I believed that was ___69___(exact) what I would want someone to do if I lost my phone. It couldn’t have been ___70___ (good).
Sometimes, helping others is just doing the right thing.
第四部分： 写作 （共两节,满分30分）
I’ll never forget the story which happen on a bus the other day. It was a wind day. I got on the bus after school. A young lady was standing next to me. In a flash, a strong wind blew through the window. A lady’s false hair was blown away. To our surprises, she was hairless. While she was wondering what to do it, many passengers laughed loudly. So she managed to hold back her tears. Saw this, I picked up her false hair and said, “Don’t sad, Miss. I’m sure your hair will grow soon.” When I glanced to other passengers, they all quick nodded their heads with shame.
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I’ll never forget the story which happen(happened) on a bus the other day. It was a wind(windy) day. I got on the bus after school. A young lady was standing next to me. In a flash, a strong wind blew through the window. A (The)lady’s false hair was blown away. To our surprises(surprise), she was hairless. While she was wondering what to do it(删去it), many passengers laughed loudly. So(But) she managed to hold back her tears. Saw(Seeing) this, I picked up her false hair and said, “Don’t(加上be) sad, Miss. I’m sure your hair will grow soon.” When I glanced to(at) other passengers, they all quick(quickly) nodded their heads with shame.
I’m glad to receive your letter asking for my advice on how to learn Chinese well.
Here are a few suggestions. First, it is important to take a Chinese course, as you’ll be able to learn from the teacher and practice with your fellow students. Then, it also helps to watch TV and read books, newspapers and magazines in Chinese whenever possible.
Besides, it should be a good idea to learn and sing Chinese songs, because by doing so you’ll learn and remember Chinese characters more easily. You can also make more Chinese friends. They will tell you a lot about China and help you learn Chinese.
Try and write to me in Chinese next time.