1. Where does the conversation take place?
A. In an elevator. B. On a bus. C. In a taxi.
2. What will the man do in Edinburgh?
A. Do business with Justin. B. Tell Justin his new address. C. Give Justin the medicines.
3. What kind of music does the man like?
A. Jazz. B. Classical. C. Folk.
4. When does the conversation take place?
A. In September. B. In April. C. In February.
5.Whose advice did the woman follow?
A. The shop assistant's. B. Her mother's. C. Her sister's.
6. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
A. Where to buy tickets. B. Where to park the cars.
C. Where to get a camera.
7. Where will the speakers meet?
A. At the market. B. At the camera shop.
C. At the sports stadium.
8. What does the man have to do now?
A. Plan a trip. B. Look for a job.
C. Make a decision.
9. What does the woman think of the job in America?
A. Dangerous. B. Exciting. C. Boring.
10. When should students meet for the field trip?
A. At 7:00 am. B. At 7:15 am. C. At 8:00 am.
11. How will the boy probably get to school today?
A. Take the bus. B. Take his mom's car. C. Take Mrs. Anderson's car.
12.What is the relationship between the woman and Mrs. Anderson?
A. Colleagues. B. Neighbors. C. Best friends.
13. What kind of people is The Knife and Tallar with?
A. Truck drivers. B. Office workers. C. Actors.
14. What does the woman like most about the restaurant?
A. Quiet environment. B. Great waitresses. C. Pop music.
15. What does the man say about his favorite restaurant?
A. Its tables are pink. B. It offers great food.
C. It was just opened.
16. What does the man have for lunch?
A. Pancakes. B. Fish pie. C. Sausages.
17. Which competition is suitable for the listeners?
A. The high level. B. The middle level.. C. The low level.
18. What is the topic for this year?
A. Weather. B. Change. C. Travel.
19. What are the listeners advised to do to get ideas?
A. Ask Mary for help. B. Read the poem called Rain.
C. Borrow books from the library.
20. What will the school spend the prize money on this year?
A. The library. B. The computers. C. The lab.
This is the heart-warming moment when ambulance workers took a palliative(保守疗法) care patient to the beach, while still in her hospital bed, to fulfill her dying wish.
The Queensland Ambulance Service posted a photo of a paramedic(急救中心的工作人员) called Graeme standing beside a woman in a hospital bed overlooking the water at Hervey Bay, a coastal city in Queensland.
Hervey Bay Officer in Charge Helen Donaldson said the woman's dying wish was to visit the beach again."A crew were transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of the local hospital and the patient expressed that she just wished she could be at the beach again," she said. "Above and beyond, the crew took a small diversion(变道) to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity. Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy. Sometimes it is not the drugs, training, skills, sometimes all you need is empathy （共情） to make a difference."
Ms Donaldson thanked paramedics Graeme and Danielle for their great work.
The post has caught an overwhelming amount of attention, attracting more than 18,000 likes and another 5,000 comments in five hours. The post was also littered with comments in support of the beautiful gesture.
"What a beautiful yet sad story but one that highlights everything good about our community,"
one woman said.
"Oh my goodness! What an incredible gift you gave this patient. The story has warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes – so incredibly proud," a second woman said.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, QAS' spokesman Michael Augustus said the service was "blown away by the response". "It cost them nothing but five minutes of their time. It's so lovely that a really simple act of kindness, something that the paramedics just did, made this lady's day," Mr. Augustus said.
21. What did the ambulance workers do for the dying woman?
A. They offered to take her to a palliative care hospital at once.
B. They posted her photo online to appeal to more people to help her.
C. They fulfilled the dying woman's wish to see the ocean one final time.
D. They raised more fund online for the treatment of the dying woman.
22. What words can be used to describe the ambulance workers in the passage?
A. Professional but cruel. B. Hardworking and energetic.
C. Sl and generous. D. Sympathetic and considerate.
23. Where is this text taken from?
A. A fairy tale B. A scientific report C. A news report D. A fictitious story
Let’s face it---you’re attached to your phone. You use it to communicate, play games and surf the Internet. But there’s a great way to mar smartphone a life-enriching device without hurting your eyes. Chect the world of podcasts.
Think of podcasts as YouTube channels for listeners that you can download to your phone. What’s so exciting about that? Well, you can find a lot of amazing shows! Whatever you find that catches your attention, one thing is sure ---listening inspires the imagination. Because you can only listen to a show and not see it, you have to pay more attention. Therefore, your imagination has the potential to become stronger and more vivid as a result.
Podcasts allow you to experience the world from various angles. Take America’s NPR and Britain’s BBC, for example. Both have produced several podcasts. By listening to them, you can learn to appreciate cultural to linguistic distinctions. Choose what you like. In the end it’s your device---you get to decide who influences you!
So what’s out there? Lots! Since podcasts are created for very specific audiences, you’re sure to find one that interests you. Podcasts had been around for more than a decade, and one that really put podcasting in the spotlight is called Serial. It’s in the form of a story, brop over several weeks, complete with cliffhangers. Or maybe you like listening to people discuss interesting topics. My personal favorite is White Horse Inn. If you’re a fan of informative speeches, subscribe to one of the many TED talks podcasts. There are several language-learning podcasts too, like ESLPod. The list goes on. If you're not sure where to start, look up “top podcasts” and give one of their recommendations a try.
Whether you’re riding a bus, exercising, or just relaxing, put on some headphones and put your listening skills to the test. Download a podcast App, subscribe to a few and get listening. Or, better yet, if you have an idea for a podcast, why not produce one yourself!
24. Paragraph 2 mainly tells us podcasts help ______________.
A. to mar life more meaningful B. to develop your imagination
C. to improve your listening ability D. to know the world better
25. Paragraph 3 is developed ___________.
A. by giving examples B. by making comparisons
C. by giving detailed facts D. by giving causes and effects
26. From the text it can be judged that ________
A. you can make progress by just downloading a podcast App
B. Serial is a listening program telling interesting stories
C. White Horse Inn is a program that discusses dull topics
D. people can be taught to learn all kinds of languages
27.The purpose of mentioning your phone at the beginning of the text is ________.
A. to introduce the topic B. to give you more evidence
C. to talt the function of phones D. to make the text informative
Dr. Paul Kelley, a sleep expert, and his colleagues, including well¬-known Oxford sleep researcher，Professor Russell Foster, presented an interesting theory at the British Science Festival in Bradford. They said that school days should start at 10：00 and university at 11：00 to better match the biological rhythms of adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Kelley said most people wap to alarms because they have to go to work. In fact the body clock of most people between the ages of 10 and 55 is not well suited to rising early. This means insi¬sting on an early start can lead to a lack of sleep, which in turn can affect learning and health. Adolescents in particular are the most affected , which is “a huge society concern”．
Dr. Kelley and his colleagues are leading a project called Teensleep, which is currently looking for 100 schools from around the UK to test the idea. The Teensleep experiment, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Fund, will randomly divide its 100 schools into four groups. One group of schools will shift their school days for 14¬-16¬-year-¬olds to a 10： 00 start. Another group will offer “sleep education” to their students. This involves helping students and staff “realize wise ways of making their sleep good sleep”，such as avoiding screen¬-based activity in the evening. The third group of schools will introduce both a later start and sleep education, while the fourth will mach changes. The experiment will start in the 2016—2017 academic year, and the researchers plan to report their results in 2018.
Dr. Dijk, a professor of sleep and physiology at the University of Surrey, cautioned that shifting the school day might be of limited use without changing other habits that affect our sleep, especially night¬time light exposure. But he will observe the experiment with interest.
28．According to Dr. Kelley, delaying school starting time can ．
A. match students' body clock
B. change students' body clock
C. lead to a lacdents' sleep
D. improve students' sleep quality
29．Which of the following statements about the Teensleep experiment is TRUE?
A. The experiment will last three years.
B. One group will have sleep education.
C. Two groups will start school at 10 o'clock.
D. The experiment will be sponsored by Dr. Kelley.
30．Dr. Dijk's attitude to the Teensleep experiment can be best described as ．
A. neutral B. doubtful
C. supportive D. indifferent
“Helicopter parenting” describes a style of raising children where parents are over-protective and do too much. It describes parents who watch over their kids at home and on the playground like a helicopter. Today，modern technology allows these helicopter parents to watch over from even far away. 31
Julie Lythcott wrote a book titled Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. In her book，she gives readers a closer look at this parenting style. 32