閱讀下列短文，從每題所給的四個選項(A、B、C和 D)中，選出最佳選項, 并在答題卡上將該項涂黑。
Powder Mountain Resort is hosting a new snowboarding contest on Saturday that is free and open to the first 100 people to register.
The Burton Qualifiers, the new traveling contest series, includes seven stops throughout North America and is open to the general public. The top snowboarders from Saturday’s local event will win $100 and the opportunity to advance to the finals at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, according to Powder Mountain Resort marketing coordinator JP Goulet.
The contest is open to the first 100 snowboarders who register Saturday morning for the event. Registration for the event will be held at Hidden Lake Lodge at Powder Mountain Resort.
During the Burton Qualifiers, each rider will be given an hour to impress the judges who will score based on style and tricks. The top three riders will be awarded a cash prize, and the top six snowboarders will also earn a spot to compete at the finals at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort. From there participants will have a chance to advance to the world event in Japan to compete for $10,000.
21. To take part in the snowboarding contest at Powder Mountain Resort, the snowboarders should _______.
A. register as early as possible
B. go to the resort in advance
C. pay $100 for the contest
D. win their local games
22. How many riders can attend the match in Pennsylvania?
D. One hundred.
23. What is the important factor in winning the contest at Powder Mountain Resort?
A. The weather at the resort.
B. The snowboarders’ skills.
C. The snowboarders’ courage.
D. The snowboarders’ registration orders.
As a young girl I grew up on books. My fifth-grade teacher, Jody Delay, facilitated (促進) that love of books. Every day during the fifth grade I walked into a room with one wall completely lined with books. Mrs Delay had over one thousand books in her classroom.
She started the year off saying that she might give a book to any of us who showed such great interest in it. She had given a book to a student a few years before and I wanted to be presented with a book very much. So I checked out The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke frequently. She never gave me the book, but I developed a deep love for Ms Cornelia’s stories. I refused to watch the movie on principle.
My mom had requirements about what I was allowed to do according to what we believed. With Mrs Delay, I wouldn’t have to read anything that made my mom uncomfortable. I would pick up a book, look at it and consider it, and if it didn’t fit, she would gently take it away from my hands, explain to me that it wasn’t suitable and then point me in the direction of a better book.
What really made the difference in how I saw Mrs Delay was a spring break. I borrowed a book a day from her during schooldays, so I didn’t know what I would do if I was left without any new books for a week. Mrs Delay sent me home with a pile of books bigger than I was. It seemed to go on forever. I think I only managed to read about half, but I lied and told her that I read every one. The last thing I wanted to do was to have her be disappointed in me.
Every time I think about what made me into the book-lover that I am, I think back to that spring break, and I laugh.
24. What does the author mean when she wrote “I grew up on books”?
A. She had many books of her own.
B. She had a great interest in reading.
C. There were many books in her family.
D. She was born into a bookseller’s family.
25. After reading The Thief Lord, the author ______.
A. became interested in its writer’s works
B. had a better understanding of Mrs Delay
C. was presented with the book by Mrs Delay
D. went to watch the movie with the same name
26. When the author was together with Mrs Delay, her mother might feel ______.
27. Why did the author lie about how many books she had read during a spring break?
A. She was unable to finish all those books at all.
B. She didn’t want to make Mrs Delay feel unhappy.
C. She wanted to escape punishment from Mrs Delay.
D. She was afraid Mrs Delay wouldn’t lend books to her.
As smart devices continue to fill people’s daily life, the debate over their place in the classroom has grown increasingly. Now, a study conducted at the United States Military Academy just might put an end to it.
In a recent investigation, researchers found that students who were permitted to use laptops or tablets in the classroom performed worse than those who did not—and those with higher initial GPAs(平均成績) were most heavily affected.
While some argue that laptops aid students in note-taking and comprehension, many say that they couldn’t pay attention to the lessons. To get to the bottom of the issue, researchers investigated the effect of laptops and tablets on student performance in a course at a school.
In the study, the class was then divided into two treatment groups. The first treatment group was permitted to use laptops and tablets for purposes relating to their lesson. If the students were obviously distracted, professors could stop them from using the devices. In the second group, students could only use tablets, making the screen easily visible to the professors. When it came time for final exam scores, the researchers found that using a laptop or tablet in the classroom had caused a drop of roughly one-fifth of a standard. The results for the two treatment groups were nearly the same, they say.
And, the negative effects were seen most heavily in male students. The estimated effects of the two treatment groups are nearly the same, suggesting that even allowing students to use computer devices in a manner that is controlled by the professor can have harmful effects on classroom performance.
The researchers say that both unrestricted and restricted use may affect students in a number of ways. It could lead to distractions, in which students are checking social media or even doing homework for another class, and it may reduce students’ abilities to effectively take notes.
28. The underlined word “it” in the first paragraph may refer to ______.
A. the device
B. the debate
C. the classroom
D. the study
29. Who suffered from the use of smart devices most in the study?
A. The male students with higher GPAs.
B. The students with poor academic performance.
C. The students who could use laptops or tablets freely.
D. The male students who could use laptops or tablets under control.
30. What conclusion did the study draw?
A. The professors had no effect on students’ scores.
B. The first treatment group had a rise of the scores.
C. The second treatment group did better than the first.
D. The two treatment groups both saw a drop in the scores.
31. What can be inferred from the text?
A. Using laptops could help students perform better in a course.
B. The negative effects of computer devices depended on gender.
C. The distraction caused the drop of the students’ scores.
D. Restricted use of laptops aided students in taking notes.
Everybody seeks happiness in the world. We will be really happy when we get a new car or a big house or get married… The thing is, if we are continually searching for happiness in the outside world, we will be very disappointed. It seems as if we are forever chasing it and it is always just one step away.
Happiness is a short state of mind, just like the state of sadness or joy or anger. It would hardly be possible for us to be in a happy state 24 hours a day. If you think that sounds laughable, think about being at a funeral when everyone is mourning. Would it feel right to go about with a huge smile on your face?
What we go through in our lives helps us grow and understand the value of happiness. We need to be able to respond in all manner of ways according to what we are dealing with at any given time. All emotions and states are part of the life.
Happiness can be found in reaching out and being in relationship with people. Though time or money may be lost in helping others, these will become our happy memories. Happiness is a dance with whatever in front of you. It is a deep connection to everything around you. It does not come from expecting others to bring you joy but from how you can create joy for others.
If you want to experience happiness more often, see what you can do to put a smile on someone else’s face each day and notice how much happier you feel when you have achieved that. Happiness is not to be found in material possessions. It is freely available to everyone at any time. All that is required to experience happiness is that you place your focus on moments in your life that make you smile.
32. What can be inferred from Paragraph 2?
A. You may smile at a funeral.
B. We should only keep happiness in mind.
C. Expression must be fit for the proper situation.
D. We can be in happy state 24 hours a day.
33. The underlined phrase “reaching out” in Paragraph 4 means ______.
A. stretching one’s hand
B. realizing one’s dream
C. trying to get something
D. offering help to someone
34. What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A. Smiling to others is rarely available to everyone.
B. Experiencing happiness is to smile at others.
C. Having possessions leads to one’s own satisfaction.
D. Making others smile can create one’s own happiness.
35. How is the passage mainly developed?
A. By making comparisons.
B. By listing examples.
C. By giving explanations.
D. By making classifications.
Eating together as a family is a rare thing these days. 36 Once I start my own family, I’ll definitely do anything possible to establish a tradition of eating together as a family. Here’s why:
Children who usually have their breakfasts and dinners with mom only tend to think that a mother is a more important parent than a father, because she always finds time to eat with them while dad is busy all the time. In return, when you eat together as a family each day, your children learn to respect both parents. They know you two are busy, but still find time to share meals with them.
Learn good table manners.
When you have small kids, eating together as a family is an easy way to show and teach them good table manners, of course, if yours are good. 38 No one will ever say your children that they have bad table manners. You want to be proud of your grown-up kids, don’t you?
Create wonderful memories.
When your children grow up, the time spent eating together means a lot to them. 39 They will know how important it is to eat together as a family, and will definitely teach their kids to do the same. 40
There are many benefits of eating together as a family that many of us didn’t even think about. We all want to change the world and make it less cruel. So start with your family.
A. Eat some healthy meals.
B. Respect both mom and dad.
C. Your children will learn how to behave at the table.
D. Parents are always busy and kids have their own plans.
E. They will never forget those fun and precious family mealtimes.
F. Your family tradition of eating together will be passed down from generation to
G. It’s an excellent opportunity to become a family unit and improve your
relationship with kids.
Perhaps you have read the story of Captain Eddie and his crew. After their plane fell into the Pacific in World War II 41 ，Eddie, his friend, and the rest of the crewmen drifted (漂泊) in a life raft at sea for 21 days.
The others in the raft didn’t seem to 42 Eddie’s state of mind. His companions clearly began to think about 43 ; under such circumstance, they were all frustrated and even completely 44 . Eddie said to them, “At no time should we 45 the hope that we would be saved.” Anyhow, Eddie 46 to make it known to his companions that what would really 47 them and be of great value is “hope”. There were seven men in the life raft for 21 days with 48 to eat but sea water. It was the “hope” that supported them; so they started to plan how to 49 themselves. At last a U.S. Navy patrol plane 50 them and rescued these survivors.
What is hope? Hope is the magical 51 which is unseen but inspires us to pursue what we 52 . It’s not really faith. Hope is the 53 before we really realize our desire, while faith is the belief that to realize the hope is 54 . These two are a force that can be made use of by us and the combination of them is more 55 . They can help us overcome any difficulty we come across. The 56 is that we go through our lives every day, never giving our 57 any thought or consideration. We never think “I have hope” 58 think “I possibly don’t have hope”. Sometimes, though we have any hope, we can’t 59 it. That is what makes us different from successful people. Remember: be aware of your hope, never give up your hope and try hard to make it become 60 .
41. A. continuously
42. A. comprehend
43. A. death
44. A. awkward
45. A. disappoint
46. A. attempted
47. A. comfort
48. A. something
49. A. raise
50. A. spotted
51. A. device
52. A. suppose
53. A. imagination
54. A. common
55. A. concrete
56. A. method
57. A. wisdom
58. A. and
59. A. make up
B. insist on
C. wait for
D. deal with
60. A. reality
Famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) once 61 (write):“Ah! Realize your youth while you have it.”The popular internet slang word foxi—or“Buddhist”— is challenging this norm(說法) by 62 (encourage) young people to remain calm and avoid conflict as much as possible— 63 other words, to live like a Buddha. However, some say that foxi actually reflects the reality that young people are losing 64 (they) will to fight. They are pretending to keep a healthy and wise attitude toward failure 65 (simple) because they’re incapable of succeeding.
Now, Chinese internet users are pairing 66 phrase with other words to describe a similar mindset. For example, “Buddhist students” are those who study just the right amount—they don’t cut class, but they don’t burn the midnight oil, 67 .
In this fast-changing and competitive world, it’s only 68 (nature) that people are seeking a spiritual anchor. But no matter what, there is one thing 69 “Buddhist youngsters” should keep in mind: You may want to keep a calm mindset regarding 70 (fail), but you should also be passionate and positive about school, work and life. After all, Wilde also added, “Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
In our school, a variety of elective course are available. I have taken the table tennis course, and it is an amazed experience. Play table tennis every week helps to build up my body and relieve my stress. With the teacher’s help, I have learned how to make the eyes, brain or muscles work together after a whole morning’s study. Besides, the table tennis course is also good for character develop. In games, I have learned to cooperate with others in doubles, who will help me to have team spirit in your future career. I have come to realize that elective courses benefit to us both physically and mentally. I believe that they will have great impact on us as time went by.
第二節 書面表達 (滿分25分)
假定你是李華，你校下個月將舉辦主題為“藝術讓我們更出眾”藝術節(art festival)，你校的外教Mr Smith想了解相關情況，請你給他寫一封信介紹該活動。內容包括：
2. 活動內容: 書畫展，攝影展，文藝匯演等；
3．參考詞匯： 書法 calligraphy 攝影展 photography show
文藝匯演 literature and art joint performance
Dear Mr Smith,
第二部分 閱讀理解（共兩節， 滿分40分）
21—23 ACB 24—27 BACB 28—31 BADC 32—35 CDDC
第二節（七選五） 36—40 DBCEF
第三部分 英語知識運用（共兩節， 滿分45分）
第一節 完型填空 （共20小題；每小題1.5分，滿分30分）
41—45 BCADB 46—50 ADCBA 51—55 BCDCB 56—60 DCCBA
第二節 語法填空 （ 共10小題；每小題1.5分， 滿分15分）
61.wrote 62.encouraging 63.in 64.their 65.simply
66.the 67.either 68.natural 69.that 70.failure
In our school, a variety of elective course are available. I have taken the table
tennis course, and it is an amazed experience. Play table tennis every week helps to
build up my body and relieve my stress. With the teacher’s help, I have learned how
to make the eyes, brain or muscles work together after a whole morning’s study.
Besides, the table tennis course is also good for character develop. In games, I have
learned to cooperate with others in doubles, who will help me to have team spirit in which
your future career. I have come to realize that elective courses benefit to us both
physically and mentally. I believe that they will have ∧great impact on us as time
Dear Mr Smith,
I’m writing to keep you informed that our school is going to hold an art festival next month, whose theme is “Art Makes Us More Outstanding”．This festival is aimed at enriching us students’ extracurricular life, cultivating the interest in arts and providing opportunities of showing our talents.
As scheduled, a wide range of activities will be organized during the festival, including a Chinese calligraphy and drawing exhibition. Besides, there will be a photography show in which teachers and students show the fabulous pictures shot in their leisure time. The highlight of this art festival is that a literature and art joint performance will be held.
I sincerely hope that the festival will be a great success and I’m looking forward to your participation.