A In April 2014，the world's oldest known message in a bottle was discovered floating in the Baltic Sea. It had spent 101 years lost in the ocean ！ The message was fin
ally sent to the author's granddaughter. A German fisherman named Konrad Fischer found the brown bottle near Kiel，Germany. He said he nearly threw the bottle back into the water after pulling it out of a fishing net. Then he noticed something inside. The bottle in good condition contained a Danish postcard with two German stamps，dated May 17， 1913. Although dampne ss had made most of t he writing illegible （字迹模糊的） ， the readable part of the message asked whoever found it to return it to an address in Berlin. It even contained two stamps to pay for postage. From the address，researchers found that the postcard was written by a man named Richard Platz，who was 20 years old when he wrote the message. While he was hiking on the Baltic coast with a nature appreciation group，he threw the bottle into the sea. Then the researchers began a search for any living relatives of his. Sure enough，they were able to find his 62-year-old granddaughter， Angela Erdmann，who still lives in Berlin. “It was almost unbelievable， ”Erdmann said upon being presented with her grandfather's bottle and message.“That was a pretty moving moment. Tears rolled down my face." Erdmann never knew her grandfather，who died in 1946，but says that the discovery of the bottle has made her want to learn more about him. The bottle remained on display at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg until May 1． After that， the researchers examined the postcard and tried to figure out the meaning of the rest of the message. Previously，the oldest message found in a bottle spent nearly 98 years at sea and was discovered in April 2012，according to Guinness World Records. 21. When Konrad Fischer picked up the bottle from the sea， A.he thought it would bring him good luck
B.he noticed the postcard inside immediately C.he decided to uncover the secret of the bottle D.he wanted to throw it back into the sea at first 22.Why did Richard Platz throw the bottle with the message into the sea? A．He expected his granddaughter could find the postcard. B．He wished the finder would send the postcard to his home. C．He believed his postcard would be kept secret at sea forever. D．He thought he could make friends with the finder of the bottle. 23. What can be the best title for this passage？ A．The finding of a floating bottle at the sea B．A one-century-old letter to a granddaughter C．The world's oldest message in a floating bottle D．The oldest Danish postcard in a floating bottle
B Erica McElrath calls herself “ The Happy Lady”. And by now, you may have caught her singing and dancing with her mp3 player on any of severa l city street corners. “ I don?t want money,” said McElrah, 40, of St. Louis. “ I come out here to make people smile.” McElrah lost her full-time job in January. Since then, she has spent her days doing what she loves-dancing in the street. Her message to people in hard times: do something that you enjoy, no matter what your circumstances. “ Life isn?t that bad,” she said. “ If you?re working 40 hours a week, you shouldn?t be complaining.” McElrah graduated from parkway Central High School and has spent the past 21 years working as a nursing assistant, She began singing and dancing publicly on her days off a few years ago to help her through the pain of her second divorce. Her favorite spot is the northwest corner of Chouteau Avenue and South Grand Boulevard near
St. Louis University. McElrah?s mp3 player is loaded with hundreds of classic rock hits and 80?s pop songs, including those by Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond and Toto. But her favorite artist,
by far, is Stevie Nicks.Videos of McElrah have appeared on YouTube, a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. “People think I?m crazy, but I don?t care,” She said. “ I can dance a little. I just go with the music.” Even a rude gesture from a passing motorist doesn?t bother her either. “ I just smile and wave,” she said. McElrah?s show of bravery recently earned her a job opportunity with Liberty Tax Service, which temporarily offered her a job as a dancer Statute of Liberty to promote a new place near Grand Center starting in January. “ Just be happy and do what you love,” she said. “The money will come.” 24. At first McElrah began singing and dancing in public in order to _____. A．make a living C．rise to fame B．entertain the public D．encourage herself
different opinions．Over South Korean TV dramas, but there is no doubt that programs from the neighboring country are now enjoying a new round of popularity in China, And a big part of the credit for that goes to You Who Came From The Star, the South Korean TV series which is on the air now． You Who Came From The Star and The Heirs (继承者们) have been subjects of hot online discussions throughout Asia．Besides, the book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, read by the hero You Who Came From The Star was a hard to get item on Amazon for a while． The two TV programs have several common elements (因素)：a tall, handsome, and rich hero who loves the heroine blindly and always protects her, and an equally handsome man madly in love with the same woman．Both programs describe the purity of love, which is expressed through a kiss or a warm hug．Perhaps that?s the secret of their success; perhaps people still like Cinderella type stories． The widening wealth gap is a matter of social concern both in South Korea and China, and the challenges that young people face in their hope for a better life might have caused many ordinary girls to dream of marrying rich, caring men．This is precisely what the popular South Korean TV drams describe．In fact, South Korean TV dramas are tailored to meet the market?s demands． Many netizens even said at an earlier time that South Korean TV dramas had become popular because of their stereotyped (模式化的) themes: traffic accidents, cancer and other incurable diseases．But all that has changed with the success of You Who Came From The Star and The Heirs, which Chinese directors can use as examples, as well as inspiration, to improve their productions． 28. What is the main reason for a new round of popularity in China? A．The dramas are from the neighboring country North Korea． B．Most of the Chinese netizens have voted for them． C．The actors in the dramas are all gods． D．It is because of You Who Came From The Star．
25. Erica McElrah was offered a job because of _____. A．her beautiful voice C．her lively dancing B．her positive behavior D．her competitive spirit
26. Which of the following about Erica McElrah is TRUE？ A．She doesn?t care others? comments on her. B．Her favorite artist is Joe Cocker. C．She once worked as a doctor. D．She has been divorced once. 27. What would be the best title for the passage? A．Ways To Be Happy B．Learn To Do What You Love C．Happy Lady?s Singing and Dancing Life D．What Made The Happy Lady Famous?
C A Korean wave is sweeping across China, with many Chinese women worshiping South Korean actors Kin Soo hyun and Lee Min ho as demigods(偶像)．Chinese netizens(网民) always have
29. Which is NOT included in the elements for the success of South Korean dramas? A．Charming pure love stories． C．Handsome and rich heroes． B．A tender kiss and a warm hug． D．The heroine?s blind love with the rich．
30. The underlined sentence in Paragraph 4 means that they are designed to _______． A．develop in a large scale C．meet popular taste purposely B．be measured to a certain size D．be shown in a big market
31. The main purpose of stereotyped themes in South Korean dramas is to________． A．present an idea C．make them colorful B．attract TV viewers D．arouse some challenges
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I'm Li Hua and I'm writing to apply for the assistant post you advertised on Internet. It is stated in my resume(简历), I graduated from Zhejiang University with outstanding academic performances. I have a good command of English, and which is an advantage when apply for a job like this. Among all the factor, cooperation is the most important strength of' a good assistant. I think I do good in the team work and I'm good at communicate with different people. Besides, I once get a part-time job in 2012 in Shandong Province and gained some precious work experience.Since your company attaches important to employees' creativity, that's an honor for me to be one of your staff. I'm so positive that I can be fit for the job if offered the chance. Thanks for your consideration.
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D Considering Australia' s size and the fact that early settlements were far apart, Australian society is remarkably homogeneous ( 同种的). Its citizens are fundamentally prosperous and the way of life in the major cities and towns is much the same however many miles divide them. It takes a sharp ear to identify regional accents. However, there is some difference in lifestyle between city settlers and the country people. Almost 90 percent of the population lives in the fast-paced cities along the coast and has little more than a passing familiarity with the desert. The major cities preserve images of colonial heritage, but on the whole the impression is modern, with new buildings reflecting the country' s youth. In contrast, the rural communities tend to be slow-moving and conservative. For many years, Australia was said to have "ridden on the sheep' s back" , a reference to wool being the country' s main money earner. However, it is no longer dominant ( 主宰的) . Much of Australia' s relatively sound economy is now achieved from natural coal and wheat, and by being the largest diamond producer in the world. Newer industries such as tourism and wine making are also increasingly important. Australians are generally friendly and relaxed, with a modest sense of humor. Yet, contrary to widespread belief, very few Australians have true prisoner origins. Within only one generation of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Australia had become a nation of immigrants. Originally coming almost entirely from the British Isles, today one in three Australians comes from elsewhere. Australia' s liberal postwar immigration policies led to a flowing of survivors from war-torn Europe. The emphasis has changed in recent years and today the majority of new immigrants are from Southeast Asia. Today Australia is a "mixture of nations" and although some racism exists, it has generally been a successful experiment and the country is reasonably proud to have one of the most harmonious multicultural communities in the world. 32. What does the writer mean by saying "It takes a sharp ear to identify regional accents." in the first paragraph? A. Australians speak Standard English with no local accents. B. You have to practice a lot to learn to understand the different accents. C. The Australian regional accents are very difficult to understand indeed.
D. There is not much difference between the accents in different areas of Australia. 33. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage? A. Most Australians have ancestors who were prisoners. B. The Australian economy counts on sheep exports. C. The pace of life is different in the city and in the country. D. The majority of people living in Australia come from Europe. 34. We can infer from the passage that ____. A. nothing about Australia' s colonial part in modem cities can be seen by visitors B. tourism and wine making resulted in fast development in rural communities only C. immigrants from Europe have brought racial problems D. Australia' s recent immigration policy encourages immigrants from Southeast Asia 35. This passage mainly focuses on Australia?s_______________. A. society B. economy C. racial problems D. history
E People often say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that's actually quite true. 36 .After all, making a good first impression is all about making others feel good when spending time with them．The following tips will help you make a positive impression every time． ● Dress appropriately 37 . That means dressing up or putting on nice, clean, situation-appropriate clothes for social situations．It isn't difficult and it doesn't have to cost you much, either． ● Be aware of your body language Words express very little of what you say．Body language can tell someone a lot about your mood and confidence level． 38 . Eye contact is an easy way to make others feel comfortable, important and special． Nervous body language can make others uncomfortable and anxious． Try to be aware of your body language when communicating with others． ● Respect the opinions of others Not everyone will have the same opinion with you, and friendly disagreements can be a gateway
to a great conversation. Respect other people's right to have their own opinion．Respect the opinions of others even if you disagree with them. ●__40． People love talking about themselves, but generally, you want to be careful of taking over the conversation．By listening carefully to what others are saying, you are not only making them feel important, but you can gather clues you need to keep the conversation going and bridge to new topics． A．Be a careful listener. B．Show an interest in every person you meet. C．Smile especially when first meeting someone. D．Make sure you look nice whenever you meet someone new. E．Meeting new people and starting conversations is often challenging. F．Others will want to be with you and help you make a good impression. G．Don't force others to believe what you believe or to see things only as you see them. 三．完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡 上将该项涂黑。 I used to abandon myself to despair. Last year my mother 41 from stroke（中风）and had an 39 .
Now when I think of my past，I wish I could have handled things 52 ．When my mother was fighting for 53 ， I should have held her hands in mine， telling her things would get better instead
of 54 and crying. Several weeks ago，I took part in a campus singing competition. I didn't 55 a pr ize. If I had not 56 this article，I would definitely have felt 57 again. But instead，I smiled after the competition. I was happy that at least I had got some stage 58 ． Life is not just a bed of roses. There are thorns （刺） as well， but these thorns help us become 59 and strong. When life 60 us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade. 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 A．resulted A．hope A．pain A．received A．unbelievable A．diseases A．when A．lesson A．control A．realized A．healthy A．exactly A．recovery A．shouting A．expect A．figured out A．embarrassed A．performance B．suffered B．wonder B．anxiety B．sold B．shameful B．memories B．until B．lemonade B．accept B．thought B．independent B．differently B．life B．hiding B．miss B．written down B．discouraged B．experience C．survived C．idea C．fear C．fixed C．angry C．incidents C．though C．decision C．improve C．discovered C．serious C．easily C．freedom C．quarreling C．win C．found out C．excited C．progress D．escaped D．doubt D．pressure D．lost D．terrible D．difficulties D．since D．challenge D．avoid D．predicted D．positive D．practically D．happiness D．regretting D．refuse D．come across D．concerned D．effect
operation on her brain. I felt my whole world turn upside down and I had no 42 what I could do to help her to relieve her 43 . Tears welled up in my eyes whenever I was alone.
Last month I 44 precious watch，which was an 18-year-old birthday gift from my father. I could not fall asleep for a couple of nights because I felt 45 about the loss. There have been many 46 like these in my life. I could never figure out how to deal with such tough things 47 Carnegie. “When the wise man is handed a lemon，he says，?What 48 can I get from this? How can I 49 my situation? How can I turn this lemon into a lemonade？?”he wrote. all the time.
I read “If You Have a Lemon，Make a Lemonade" by American writer Dale
I suddenly 50 that life is full of ups and downs，so I need to stay 51
59 60 A．brave A．shows B．calm B．makes C．great C．gives D．clever D．sends
四．语法填空 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容(不多于 3 个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式按序号填写 到短文后的相应位置。 Once, in a lovely garden lived the most beautiful butterfly in the world. She was so pretty, and had won so many beauty competitions【小题 61】 she had become very proud. One day, a naughty cockroach (蟑螂) got fed up with her showing off, and decided【小题 62 】(teach) her a lesson. She went to see the butterfly, and in front of everyone she told her that she wasn?t really that beautiful, and that the butterfly only won the competitions【小题 63】 the judges had been paid. In 【小题 64】(real), the cockroach was the most beautiful. The butterfly was angry and told the cockroach, “I【小题 65】(beat) you in a beauty competition, with whichever judges you choose.” “OK, I accept. See you on Saturday,” answered the cockroach, and left【小题 66】waiting for a reply. That Saturday everyone went to【小题 67】 beauty competition. The butterfly arrived
completely confident of victory until she saw 【小题 68】 the judges were: cockroaches, worms, beetles. All of them【小题 69】(prefer) the ugliness and bad smell of the cockroach. The butterfly was left sobbing and 【小题 70】(disappoint), wanting never to enter another beauty competition in her life. Fortunately, the cockroach forgave the butterfly for her pride and they beca me friends.
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【答案】 Dear Tom, My parent s and I are so happy that you’re coming to stay with us next month. We’re going to pick you up at the airport when you arrive. We have arranged a separate room for you, and there is a computer in it. You can get on line whenever you want. I hope you will feel comfortable and convenient here. Beijing has its special beauty in winter. I’d like to be your tour guide in your spare time. Since both of us are teenagers, I believe we have a lot in common and will have a good time together. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Yours, Li Hua