I. 听力训练。(每小题1.5分, 共30分)
( ) 1. A. How do you do? B. Fine, thanks. C. Nice to meet you.
( ) 2. A. Sorry, I won’t. B. Yes, I have. C. OK, I will.
( ) 3. A. Not bad. B. Don’t mention it. C. With pleasure.
( ) 4. A. In two months. B. For a week. C. Once a day.
( ) 5. A. By Bell. B. In America. C. In 1876.
( ) 6. A. Me, either. B. Me, too. C. Neither was
( ) 7. A. China. B. America. C. Korea.
( ) 8. A. They shake hands. B. They bow. C. They kiss.
( ) 9. A. Yes, we should. B. No, we shouldn’t. C. We don’t know.
( ) 10. A. Dangerous. B. Expensive. C. Interesting.
( ) 11. A. One. B. Two. C. Three.
( ) 12. A. Music she can dance to.
B. Music that can touch her heart.
C. Music which she can sing along with.
( ) 13. When did the boy enter middle school?
A. In 2011. B. In 2012. C. In 2015.
( ) 14. How has the boy changed?
A. Taller and stronger. B. Fatter and shorter. C. Taller and more outgoing.
( ) 15. How often does the girl have English lessons at the night school?
A. At weekdays. B. Twice a week. C. Three times a week.
( ) 16. What does the girl think of English learning?
A. Hard and unhappy. B. Difficult and tired. C. Difficult but happy.
( ) 17. Mrs. Brown wants to buy_______.
A. a sweater B. a coat C. a dress
( ) 18. Mrs. Brown didn’t buy it at once because_______.
A. it didn’t fit her
B. she was in a hurry
C. she didn’t have enough money
( ) 19. Her husband agreed to buy it_______.
A. after a week B. next day C. on the third day
( ) 20. _______bought it at last.
A. Mr. Brown B. Mrs. Brown C. Nobody
Ⅱ. 单项选择。(每小题1分, 共15分)
( ) 21. There is ______ “l” in the word “apple”.
A. a B. an C. the D. /
( ) 22. The tree leaves keep falling down _______ autumn, which is really romantic.
A. in B. on C. at D. to
( ) 23. Everyone except the two boys _______the final exam.
A. past B. was passed C. has passed D. have passed
( ) 24. The task isn’t _______ for my team to finish______.
A. easy enough; it B. enough easy; it
C. easy enough; / D. enough easy; /
( ) 25. – _____ fine weather it is today!
– Yes, the sunshine is ______ beautiful that I’d like to have a picnic instead of staying at home.
A. How; such B. How; so C. What; such D. What; so
( ) 26. There is someone knocking at the door. Who ______ it be?
A. can B. need C. must D. shall
( ) 27. Tina suggested ______ their old house, but his husband was _______ the idea.
A. to sell; against B. selling; against C. to sell; for D. selling; for
( ) 28.—Sorry, Mr. Smith. I have________ my homework at home.
—Never mind. But don't forget________ it to the school tomorrow.
A. left; bringing B. forgot; to bring C. left; to bring D. forgot; bringing
( ) 29. The fish we caught yesterday is still________.
A. live B. alive C. lively D. to live
( ) 30. Her grandparents have _______ for over sixty years.
A. got married B. been married C. be married D. been married to
( ) 31. Though he has often made his brother ________, today he was made _______by his brother.
A. cry; crying B. crying; to cry C. cry; to cry D. to cry; cry
( ) 32. – Who is responsible for the project?
- ______ Jim ______ Michael are responsible for it. They are working on it.
A. Not only; but also B. Either; or C. Neither; nor D. Both; and
( ) 33. They preferred ______ up their own small business rather than ______ for other people.
A. to set; to work B. to set; work C. setting; to work D. setting; work
( ) 34. May I ask you __________?
A . if or not there is a toilet near here
B. whether is there a school around here
C. that there is a hospital in the neighborhood
D. whether we should hand in the homework at once
( ) 35. – I have successfully passed all the three examinations of sports!
A. Congratulations B. That’s impossible C. Never mind D. My pleasure
Ⅲ. 完形填空。（每小题1.5分, 共15分）
Maybe you have seen this in schools. Some students are studying nearly all the time but they just pass their exams, ____36____some others may spend much less time on their books but do much better in exams. How could this happen? People used to think that hard work is the only way to ____37____. But now they have understood that smart work can make them succeed, too.
Hard workers don’t mind working for long hours, while smart workers always think of several different answers ____38____ these questions, “Why should I suffer this?” “Isn’t there a better way to do this?” Thanks to these people, we can use computers____39____ the abacus（算盘） now. Progress in every field is the direct result of “try to find a better way” by smart workers.
There was a large soap factory in Japan. Once it ____40____ an unusual letter from someone who complained that there was no soap in the soapbox he bought.
How could empty soapboxes go out of the factory? The engineers checked the producing and packing. The producing was fine, but in about one in ten thousand cases, the packing machine let an empty soapbox go. There was no____41____ to spend a lot of money repairing the machine for such a small problem. The engineer soon worked out a solution, he put a huge X-ray machine and two large computers to find out the empty soapboxes. After teaching the workers ____42____ to use it, he sat down in his seat, tired.
“Sir, we could have solved the problems in a ____43____ simpler and cheaper way,” a worker said.
“We can put a huge fan near the packing machine. The wind ____44____ from the fan will blow away the empty boxes, leaving the other boxes with soap.”[来源:学科网ZXXK]
See, this is smart work. ____45____ succeed, we should not only work hard like the engineer, but also think smart like this worker.
( ) 36. A. however B. and C. when D. while
( ) 37. A. success B. school C. exam D. question
( ) 38. A. to B. with C. of D. in
( ) 39. A. along with B. including C. besides D. instead of
( ) 40. A. received B. accepted C. heard from D. heard of
( ) 41. A. way B. use C. need D. doubt
( ) 42. A. what B. how C. when D. where
( ) 43. A. very B. more C. far D. pretty
( ) 44. A. come B. came C. is coming D. coming
( ) 45. A. Stick to B. Hold on to C. Thanks to D. In order to
Ⅳ. 阅读理解。（每小题2分, 共30分）
Most people graduate from school and then get a job. Everyone wants a job and pays well. How much money can you make? Ask yourself these questions. What can I do? What skills do I have? Also ask yourself: How much education do I have? For most jobs, the higher your education, the higher your earning power (the money you can make).
For example, the United States, high school graduates make about $18,600 a year. If you don’t finish high school, you make only $10,800 a year. You can make $7,800 more each year by staying in high school.
If you stay in school, then you can make more money. Let's look at the example again. A person with a high school degree makes about $ 18,600 a year. If that person goes to college and gets a bachelor's degree, he can make $42,000. With a master’ s degree, he can make about $53,000. If the person gets a doctor's degree, he can make almost $ 79,000 or more a year.
We can learn a very important thing from this information. If you want to work and make more money, get a good education.
( ) 46. In the United States, if you graduate from a high school, you can get _______every month.
A. $ 7,800 B. $18,600 C. $1,550 D. $10,800
( ) 47. From the passage, we know a person_______usually makes the most money.
A. with a high school degree B. with a bachelor's degree
C. with a master's degree D. with a doctor's degree
( ) 48. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. A high school degree is not important.
B. Everybody must go to university.
C. You can make more money with a higher education.
D. Many people can't get jobs after leaving school.