Why couldn’t the woolly mammoth travel on the Euro-star train to
Because his trunk wouldn’t fit in the luggage rack.
例：How much is the shirt?
How would you stop a herd of woolly mammoths from charging?
A. 19.15. B. 9.18. C. 9.15.
Take away their credit cards.
- What is the price of the tour?
A. $218. B. $280. C. $300.
What do you call a baby whale that never stops crying?
- When will the woman’s daughter arrive at the centre?
A little blubber.
A. At 7:30. B. At 8:30. C. At 9:00.
- Why is the woman talking to the man?
A. To buy a coat. B. To change a coat. C. To return a coat.
Why do cows wear bells round their necks?
- How does the woman feel now?
In case their horns don’t work.
A. Surprised. B. Disappointed. C. Relieved.
- What are the speakers talking about?
A. The position of the canteen.
What do you get if you cross a terrier with a vegetable?
B. The change of the school.
A Jack Brussel.
C. The life of
What did the horse say when he reached the end of his nosebag?
That’s the last straw.
- What happened to the woman?
straw也象征产生失利的末尾一击；再也忍受不了。完整的说教是the last straw on
the camel back（骆驼背上的结尾一根稻草）。
B. The soup burned her mouth.
Which bird can lift heavy weights?
C. She ate too much pepper.
- Where does this
B. At home. C. In a shop.
What color would you paint the sun and the wind?
- Why does the man come to Seville?
The sun rose and the wind blue.
A. To enjoy the sights.
B. To hold a business meeting.
Why was the boxer known as the Picasso?
- How will the man get to the hotel?
Because he spent most of his time on the canvas.
A. By car. B.
C. By bus.
- What will the man probably do tonight?
A. Plan his trip. B. Eat out. C. Visit the town.
Why was the artist rich?
He was very good at drawing his wages.
- Why does the woman recommend The Harvey Clinic for the man?
A. The doctor there is good with babies.
B. It has a very good reputation.
Why did the orchestra have such bad manners?
C. Its conditions are good.
Because he didn’t know how to conduct itself.
- Where will the talk on Healthy Eating be held?
A. At the Harvey Clinic.
B. At the Health Centre.
**What would the horses doing at the theater?
C. At the primary school.
**Ordering stalls for saturday night.
- When does the talk about giving up smoking take place?
A. On February 5th.
B. On March 1st.
What happens when an Egyptian mummy eats biscuits in bed?
C. On March 9th.
You get a crummy mommy.
- What does the man want to do at first?
A. Go to the shopping center.
**Why is ancient history like a fruit cake?
B. Watch a movie.
**Because it’s full of dates.
C. Stay at home.
- What does the woman think of not taking advantage of a bargain?
A. Unwise. B. Clever. C. Practical.
**What was King Arthur’s favorite game?
- How much will the speakers spend?
**Knights and crosses.
A. 25% of the regular price.
B. 50% of the regular price.
C. 75% of the regular price.
**Where did King John keep his armies?
**Up his sleevies.
- Why does the speaker give the talk?
A. To introduce something about badminton.
B. To inspire people to play badminton.
**What wears a coat all winter and pants in the summer?
C. To encourage people to join the club.
- When will the “starter” session be held?
A. This Wednesday. B. This Sunday. C. Next Sunday.
What goes in pink and comes out blue?
- How much is the annual fee for new members of the badminton club?
A swimmer on a cold day.
A. Thirty-five pounds.
B. Forty-five pounds.
C. Eighty pounds.
**What did the skeletons have at the dance?
**A rattling good time.
- What is included in the badminton club membership?
A. Free clothes and sports shoes.
B. Free use of the swimming pool.
**What do you can both do at a wedding?
Toast to bride and groom.
C. Free access to certain equipment at the centre.
**What happens when two snails have a fight?
They slug it out.
36, has been working at the Yangshan Deep Water Port for 13 years. But
for the first twelve years, he worked as a driver, operating machines in
Now, his work location has moved to a control center, monitoring the
cranes from afar.
**What happened when there was a fight in the fish and chip shop?
A lot of fish got battered.
“At a traditional port, I would work with a handle all day, repeating
the same motion 12 hours a day, four days a week. I used to have lots of
neck problems. Now the task is less physically challenging, but much
more complex,” says Huang, who is now a crane teleoperator.
知识点：get battered 能够表示被击打或被涂上边粉。
Now, Huang’s daily work is to closely monitor a dozen computer screens,
collect data on the operation status of each cargo crane, and deal with
emergencies and malfunctions (故障).
马努al workers like Huang are no longer needed at the terminal. Bridge
cranes, auto-guided vehicles and rail-mounted gantry cranes (轨行龙门吊)
are now taking over the job. While the labor cost is down 70 percent,
the handling efficiency has increased by 50 percent.
**What kind of vegetable is green and goes ‘ boing boing boing’ ?
The Vice General Manager of the Shangdong Container Terminal Branch, Luo
Yunjie told CGTN that all the automated handling equipment is designed
and manufactured in China. Once the fourth phase (期) enters full
operation, it will be able to handle 6.3 million TEUs. This will further
strengthen Shanghai Port’s status as the busiest in the world.
Shanghai has the ambition of becoming a global shipping center by 2020.
Phase IV of the Yangshan Port marks an important step in reaching that
goal. In the near future, the Shanghai Port not only aims to gather more
value-added shipping resources and offer more various services, but also
to play an even bigger role in the country’s Belt and Road initiative.
- What is the difference between Huang’s present job and that of the
A. He works fewer days a week.
**What do traffic wardens like in their sandwiches?
B. He has fewer neck problems.
C. He can operate cranes in a control center far away.
D. His task is less physically challenging, but much more complex
- Why aren’t manual workers
at the terminal any longer?
Why can’t car play football?
It’s only got one boot.
A. Because the labor cost is down 70 percent.
B. Because they have more important work to do.
C. Because they aren’t strong enough to work there.
**How can you tell when a train has gone?
D. Because all the jobs are done by bridge cranes, auto-guided vehicles
**It leaves tracks behind.
- Which is the most suitable to use to describe present Yangshan Deep
A. The busiest. B. The best.
C. The largest. D. The most advanced.
**Why isn’t it safe to go to bed on a train?
**Because trains run over slippers.
Los Angeles,” a pocket-sized tour guide to seeing Los Angeles on two
wheels, is seemingly for visitors; for locals, its series of
bike-friendly paths and itineraries (行程) are a road-map to becoming
tourists in their own city again.
“City Cycling” explores five neighborhoods in the Westside and Eastside
and generally north of the 10 and south of the 101. Itineraries fit the
period of a day, beginning with spots for coffee, walking along museums
and shops, and finishing off with recommendations of where to buy a
well-deserved drink. Published by Thames and Hudson in association with
London cycling brand Rapha Racing, the guidebook is among the first U.S.
sections — alongside New York, Chicago and San Francisco — in a series
launched in 2013 with biking tours of eight European cities.
Greatest hits such as the Bradbury Building and Echo Park Lake are
included in the neighborhood tours, with plenty of fashionable places
for where to eat — Eggslut, Pine & Crane and Gjusta. The guide is a
reminder of how crowdedly packed each enclave (飞地) of L.A. is with
unusual destinations, the large number of places to explore within a
radius (半径), easily done once we step out of the car.
**What happened when the wheel has invented?
Los Angeles’ famously pleasant weather makes it an ideal city for
exploring by bike; neighborhoods have different styles. While the car
still plays an important role, cycling culture, like CicLAvia, already
has full support, and is prepared to grow with the implementation (实施)
of Mobility Plan 2035, which aims to make the city more bike friendly.
“City Cycling USA: Los Angeles” is a start.
**It’s caused a revolution.
- Who is City Cycling USA: Los Angeles really intended for?
A. Visitors on bikes. B. Locals on bikes.
C. Tourist on bikes D. Bicyclists
**What are the signs of iron defficiency?
- Where does each itinerary begin and end?
A. Where there is a café.
B. Where drink can be bought easily.
C. Where it is convenient for tourists on bikes.
**Which is heavier, a full moon or a half moon?
D. Where there are museums and shops.
**A half moon, because, a full moon is lighter.
- What are Eggslut, Pine & Crane and Gjusta used for?
A. Places where you can eat.
B. Destinations you can reach within a day.
**Why did the apple go out with the prune?
C. Guides to a enclave of L.A. crowded with unusual destinations.
**Because he couldn’t find a date.
D. Places where you can see the Bradbury Building and Echo Park Lake.
- Why is Los Angeles fit to explore by bike?
A. Because it
C. Because of Mobility Plan 2035.
D. Because of its pleasant weather.
Roger Federer, who recently became the oldest man to hold the No. 1
ranking in men’s tennis at the age 36, will bring a 12-match winning
streak (连胜) to the BNP Paribas Open, which starts this week at the
Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Federer, a five-time winner of the hard-court event and a 20-time Grand
Slam singles champion, on Tuesday was seeded No. 1 in a field that has
been given up by injuries to several excellent players. Among those
missing are world No. 2 Rafael Nadal (hip injury), Stan Wawrinka (knee),
who lost to Federer in the 2017 final, David Goffin (eye) and Andy
Murray (hip surgery).
Federer, who has spent 305 weeks of his career at the top the Assn of
Tennis Professional world rankings, must reach the semifinals (半决赛)
at Indian Wells to keep his No. 1 status. If he exits sooner than that,
Nadal would regain the top spot. Federer has a first-round bye (轮空)
and a seemingly easy projected route to the quarterfinals, where he
likely would face No. 5 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria.
Five-time Indian Wells champion Novak Djokovic, who had a small medical
intervention (干预) on his troublesome right elbow earlier this year,
was seeded 10th in the tournament. Djokovic has played only four matches
this year because of his elbow problems and hasn’t played a tournament
since he lost to Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the round of 16 at the
Australian Open in January.
Maria Sharapova of Russia will face Naomi Osaka of Japan on Wednesday
with their match scheduled for not before 5:00 p.m.
On Thursday, Serena Williams will play Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan and
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus will play Heather Watson of the United
Kingdom during the evening session (7 p.m. start).
- Why does Federer have a seemingly easy projected route to the
A. Because he is seeded No. 1
B. Because many excellent players are missing.
C. Because he has a first-round bye.
D. Because he is well enough to beat any player.
- Who is most likely to be the seed next to Federer among the players
who can play in the BNP Paribas Open?
A. Rafael Nadal. B. Dominic Thiem.
C. Novak Djokovic. D. Maria Sharapova.
- What is the trouble with Novak Djokovic, which stopped him playing
A. He has elbow problems.
B. He has played fewest matches.
C. He lost to Hyeon Chung.
D. He was seeded 10th in the tournament.
- Why does the author use most words to talk about Federer?
A. Because he is seeded No. 1.
B. Because will bring a 12-match winning streak.
C. Because the author believes he can beat anyone in the tournament.
D. Because he is the oldest to hold the No. 1 ranking and was seeded No.
Chinese researchers say they have come up with a simple way to find out
a person’s biological age —how much the body has aged physically –
through a urine (尿) test.
Their findings will help researchers conduct numbers of ageing studies
and even predict a person’s risk of age-related diseases, according to a
paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience.
Another paper by researchers at the Beijing Hospital and the West China
Hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan province, said on Tuesday that people aged
at different rates due to changes in their genetic make-up and their
Chronological age – which is based on one’s birth date —was an
inaccurate measure of biological ageso
accurate method was needed, the team said.
Ageing is driven by the lifelong gradual accumulation of a broad variety
of molecular (分子) faults in the body’s cells. The team said they had
identified a matter —8-oxoGsn — that indicated increases in oxidative
(氧化性) damage in urine as people’s bodies aged.
Cai Jianping, a co-author at the Beijing Hospital, said: “As we age, we
suffer increasing oxidative damage and so the levels of oxidative
matters increase in our body.” The team tested the levels of 8-oxoGsn in
urine samples from 1,228 Chinese people aged two to 90 and concluded
themarkerhelped accurately determine the stage of biological ageing in
They had previously found that 8-oxoGsn levels also increased with age
in the urine of animals such as mice.
The team has also developed a rapid analysis technique called
ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography, which can process up to 10
urine samples an hour, according to the study.
- Scientifically speaking, by what does a doctor judge the stage of a
person getting old?
A. His condition. B. His biological age.
C. His psychology. D. His chronological age.
- What are the outer factors the speed of one’s ageing physically
A. One’s birth date.
B. The increases in oxidative damage in urine.
C. The changes in their genetic make-up and their environment.
D. The accumulation of various molecular faults in the body’s cells.
- Which can take the place of the underlined word “marker” in the
B. Molecular faults.
C. Oxidative damage.
D. Stage of biological ageing in adults.
- What is the passage about?
A. Why people are ageing.
B. How to delay people’s ageing physically.
C. What determines the stage of people’s ageing physically.
D. A rapid method with which to judge how much people are aging
If you have been living away from home for quite some time, a life
skills course may seem to be helpful. 36 They will help you to become a
more successful adult in the future. A life skills course can teach you
Although you may be able to make a simple pasta (面团) meal, or
microwave a ready meal, a life skills course teaches you how to make
healthy choices and cook them for yourself. Whether you are a teenager
soon to be leaving home, or an adult in your 30s or 40s, 38
Sort out your finances.
39 It is not easy to work out a budget other than just trying to pay all
of your bills when your wage comes in and then living on the rest until
the next pay day. A life skills course will teach you how to make a
budget and stick to it without having to stop yourself from doing the
things that you want to do.
Choose and find your dream job.
It is never too late to retrain and go for the career that you always
wanted. Coming out of school and being expected to know what you want to
do for the rest of your life is ridiculous. 40
A. Leading a healthy life.
B. Live and eat healthily.
C. This is something few adults actually have planned well.
D. A life skills course can teach you a range of skills and ways of
E. it is time that we should learn how to choose foods which are most
fit us feel.
F. it is never too late to learn how to choose foods which will make you
G. A life skills course will teach you how to work out what you actually
want to do, and then get there.
率先节 完形填空（共20小题；每小题壹. 五分，满分2二十分）
Ann and I have been married for 58 years, but it was not love at first
We both 42 in Mobile, and entered Murphy High School in 1953.
two girls. The three of us talked so 43 during class that the teacher
split us up. She moved me next to a 44 named Ann. The only thing I knew
about Ann was that she was best friends with the 45 pastor’s (牧师)
daughter. That was all I knew about her. And Ann
she 46 to know about me.
In our junior year, we were still in the 47 class. When in 48 , I asked
Ann to 49 me what I was doing wrong. Without a word, she let me know she
was 50 to help me. So I asked another classmate.
Later, I started working in a 51 store. Ann came in weekly with her
mother and seemed to be a 52 person. We talked a lot and I 53 that I had
Once as I took the groceries out for her, I asked if she’d 54 to go for
a ride after work, but she said she 55 drive her mother home. I felt 56
but found out later that she was hoping for my 57 to pick her up after
Days later seeing Ann walking home, I offered her a ride. She accepted
and I quickly asked her for a 58 , thinking she’d be more 59 to accept.
And she did. We continued to date until that famous pastor 60 us.
A. view B. meeting C. sight D. hand
A. grew out B. grew up C. brought up D. brought in
A. much B. seriously C. widely D. attentively
A. boy B. classmate B. schoolmate D. girl
A. poor B. kind C. famous D. strict
A. wanted B. offered C. got D. hated
A. familiar B. small C. good D. same
A. class B. trouble C. silence D. need
A. show B. teach C. warn D. inform
A. ready B. sure C. hesitated D. unwilling
A. fruit B. grocery C. book D. department
A. rich B. clever C. different D. mature
A. understood B. expected C. realized D. thought
A. need B. like C. wish D. hope
A. had to B. preferred to C. used to D. decided to
A. disappointed B. embarrassed C. frustrated D. rejected
A. support B. hope C. offer D. confidence
A. date B. ride C. advice D. promise
A. uncertain B. likely C. possible D. due
A. met B. allowed C. congratulated D. married
In our lives, many of us will find 61 （we） caring for an elderly
parent. This is never easy; it can take great efforts 62 (emotional) and
physically, and the financial challenges can sometimes seem 63 our
Often one of the 64 (hard) things is striking a balance between your
parent’s desire to feel independent and your control of their life, with
the need to ensure they are safe and their health needs 65
Sometimes this can create tensions (紧张) and arguments, only 66 (add)
to the stress of an already difficult situation. It is important here to
make them feel they are being listened to, and 67 they know you only
have their best
It’s the same with financial issues. To cover the costs of their
parent’s care, many people will consider the choices such as selling the
family home. The most important thing here is 68 (communicate) —it
counts much to make sure that everyone 69 (involve) is aware of 70 is
being proposed and singing from the same hymn
Is it all right students carry smart phones all the times? The opinions
about that varies from person to person. Those for that think it is
convenience for them to contact with others, especially it is necessary
Those like that, however, think students are not supposed to. In their
opinion, some students can’t resist a temptation to play games and watch
something improper for them at improper time, wasting their precious
time they should spend studying and taking sports. Besides, to playing
games may cost them too many. As far as I’m concerning, students should
value their studies, and safety more than other things. As for
relaxation, we would better do what is beneficial for both mind and
假设你是王海。你意味着大赛组织委员会委员会(the competition committee)