1. What language do the woman’s students study?
A. French. B. Italian. C. German.
2. When will the speakers start their meeting probably?
A. At 8:30 B. At 8:45. C. At 9:00.
3. What is woman going to do next?
A. Make a pot of tea. B. Buy some thick clothes.
C. Take a hot bath.
4. Where does this conversation probably happen?
A. In a restaurant. B. In a hospital. C. In a classroom.
5. What is the woman interested in probably?
A. Outdoor activities. B. Fashion. C. Politics.
第二节 ( 共15小题;每小题1.5分，满分22.5分)
6. What advice does the woman give to the man?
A. Advertising the book.
B. Change his writing style.
C. Change his writing type.
7. What type of the book has the man been busy writing probably?
A. A detective story. B. A horror fiction. C. A science fiction.
8. What’s man’s nationality probably?
A. French. B. American. C. British.
9. What will the man do next Saturday night?
A. Attend a piano party. B. Hold an art show.
C. Go to his daughter’s college.
10. Why can NOT the woman afford a flat near her working place now?
A. She needs to save money to buy a house in Xi’an.
B. She spent her money on a vacation.
C. She lent her money to someone else.
11. What help does the man offer to the woman?
A. Sharing his house. B. Lending her some money.
C. Getting her a new job.
12. What’s the woman’s current flat rent?
A. 500 yuan. B. 1,000 yuan. C. 1,500 yuan.
13. What’s the relationship between the speakers?
A. Librarian and student. B. Schoolmates. C. Teacher and student.
14. Why did the man fall asleep in the library?
A. It’s too quiet there. B. He’s exhausted. C. He’s tired of studying.
15. What does the man think of the psychology lesson?
A. Boring. B. Exciting. C. Interesting.
16. What do we know about Professor Rivers?
A. He asked his students a difficult question.
B. He successfully named six famous women in American Revolution.
C. He was unable to answer a student’s challenge.
17. What problem do children have?
A. They dare not take the challenge of life.
B. They are tired of reading texts at school.
C. They can’t fully understand the texts due to lack of reading.
18. Why are parents advised to let kids be the tour guides?
A. To expect them to read more local stories.
B. To encourage them to visit places of interest.
C. To make them practice what they learn.
19. What do some states call for students to do?
A. To read more non-fiction.
B. To attend a health education class.
C. To develop life-long interests.
20. When is the best time to learn something new?
A. Spring. B. Summer. C. Winter.
M: Do your students study French or German?
W: Neither. They study Italian.
M: Isn’t our meeting at 8:30?
W: Yes, it is, but I am afraid I have to be 15 minutes late.
W: Does it ever get that cold around here?
M: Yeah. It sometimes gets to 20 below. You should prepare some thick clothes.
W: Speaking of cold, how about I make a pot of tea to warm up?
M: Good idea.
W: Have you found anything wrong with my stomach?
M: Not yet. I’m still examining. I’ll let you know the result next week.
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.
W: Hi, Jack. It’s been several months since I last saw you.
M: Hi, Sue. I’ve been busy with my book.
W: Oh, yeah? Have you finished it yet?
M: I will have in a few days and send it to my editor.
W: Good. 6 Are you going to advertise it yourself? 7 You know horror fictions are not easy to sell these days.
M: Some friends have suggested I should, and I’m still considering. Thanks for your advice anyway.
M: It’s a great art show, isn’t it? By the way, I’m David.
W: Mary. Nice to meet you. Yeah, the paintings are so beautiful.
M: Are you from England?
W: Actually, I was born in Paris, But I grew up in London.
M: 8 I’m a New Yorker. And now I’m an art teacher at New York University. This art show is being put on by my students.
W: Really? I’m a student in that university majoring in piano performance. 9 I will hold a piano party next Saturday night at the Silver Bar. Would you like to come?
M: I’d love to. Could I bring my daughter with me?
M: Welcome to Xi’an, Mary. Is everything settled?
W: Almost. It’s just I want to rent a flat near my working place, but I don’t see how I can afford one right now. 10 If only I hadn’t spent too much money on my vacation.
M: Right, but you really enjoyed it, didn’t you?
W: Yeah, it’s a quite fun journey.
M: Actually 11 I’ve got a spare room in my house. You can move in for a couple of months if you don’t mind.
W: Thank you very much. How much shouldI pay for it?
M: 12 Is 500 yuan per month okay for you?
W: Great! That’s only one-third of my current flat’s rent.
W: Hey, John, rise and shine.
M: What? Oh, sorry I fell asleep, Sheila.
W: Hmm... 14 The library is too quiet. Maybe you need a place that’s a little noisy.
M: Yeah. I want to study here but I quickly nod off. It’s just too quiet.
W: It kind of reminds me of Carlson’s psychology lesson.
M: I know what you mean. He just can’t seem to come down to earth. The whole time he seemed to be talking to himself. 15 That’s as good as a sleeping pill.
W: You should come to attend my history class with Professor Rivers. What a trip! One of my classmates, Jenny, got up and challenged him to name six women who contributed to the American Revolution. 16 He was speechless.
M: The class must have been buzzing.
W: You bet. Especially when she started telling him over a dozen names.
M: Seems this Jenny really gave Professor Rivers a good lecture.
W: We know that reading is essential for success in school and in life, 17 yet too many kids do not read enough to fully understand the texts in front of them. Recent studies show that our children don’t read as well as many of their international peers, and this will impact our students’ ability to take on the challenges of careers, college and everyday life. So what should a parent do? If you have plans to go away during the summer, encourage your children to read up on the destination and make suggestions about what to see and do. If your plans are in your own neighborhood, let your kids read up on local stories and places of interest that they would show to a visitor. In both cases, let them be the “tour guides.” 18 Putting what they read to use helps kids see its importance. 19 States are adopting new and higher academic standards that call for students to read more non-fiction. Kids tend to really love non-fiction, especially those who are more unwilling readers. 20 Summer is the perfect time to learn about something new by reading books, magazines and articles on topics that add to world knowledge. The more background information students have, the better they do in science, social studies, the arts and health education classes. In school, it’s necessary to dip into a lot of topics, but during the summer, kids can take a deep dive into one subject and may even develop life-long interests.
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