第二部分：阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分 ） 中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A
2015 年 6 月 24 日
第一节（共 15 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 30 分）阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）
When I was growing up, I had an old neighbor named Doctor Gibbs. He didn't look like any doctor I'd ever known. He never yelled at us for playing in his yard, but was always very kind. When Doctor Gibbs wasn't saving lives, he was planting trees. He had some interesting theories about planting trees. He believed in the principle: "No pain, no gain". He hardly watered his new trees, which flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Once I asked why and he told me that watering plants spoiled them because it made them grow weaker. He said you had to make things tough for the trees so that only the strongest could survive. He talked about how watering trees made them develop shallow roots and how, if they were not watered, trees would grow deep roots in search of water. So, instead of watering his trees every morning, he'd beat them with a rolled-up newspaper. I asked him why he did that, and he said it was to get the tree's attention. Doctor Gibbs died a couple of years after I left home. Every now and then, I walked by his house and looked at the trees that I'd watched him plant some twenty five years ago. They were all tall and strong. I planted a couple of trees myself a few years ago. Two years of attending these trees meant they grew up weak. Whenever a cold wind blew, their branches trembled. Adversity(逆境) seemed to benefit Doctor Gibb's trees in ways comfort and ease never could. Every night before I go to bed, I check on my two sons. I often pray that their lives will be easy. But lately I've been thinking that it's time to change my prayer. I know my children are going to meet with hardship. There's always a cold wind blowing somewhere. What we need to do is to pray for deep roots, so when the rains fall and the winds blow, we won't be torn apart. 21. With the trees planted, Doctor Gibbs often __________. A. kept watering them every morning C. talked to them to get their attention B. paid little attention to them D. beat them to make them grow deep roots
22. What does the author think of the way Doctor Gibbs planted trees? A. strange and harmful C. original and reasonable B. interesting and funny D. cruel and unacceptable
23. Which prayer does the author wish for his sons? A. Have an easy life, without too much to worry about. B. Meet people like Dr Gibbs in the future.
C. Have good luck, encountering less hardship in their life. D. Be able to stand the rain and wind in their lives. 24. Which of the following can be the best title of the passage? A. Prayers for my sons C. Growing roots B. Doctor Gibbs and his trees D. Watering trees B Evergreen Teen Book Club Offer
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27. The purpose of the text is to get more people to __________. A. collect books for the club C. join the club and order books B. read different kinds of books D. learn from famous writers C The world’s first completely paperless public library is located in Bexar County, Texas, in the United States. Bexar County’s so-called Biblio Tech i s a low-cost project with big ambitions. Its first branch is in a relatively poor district on the south side of the city of San Antonio. It has 100 e-readers on loan, and dozens of screens where the public are able to browse (浏览), study, and learn digital skills. It is a truly bookless library — although that is not a phrase much to the liking of BiblioTech’s project co-ordinator, Laura Cole. She prefers the description “digital library” — after all, there are books there, but in digital form. Christopher Platt, director of collections and circulation at the New York Public Library, argued that accessing a digital version of a book was not enough. “People travel from all over the world to our library, not just to access an item, but to touch it and feel it in order to get a sense of the overall importance of the work,” he said. But “bookless” does not mean “cheap”. Publishers charg e libraries up to five times the normal hardback (精装本) price for an e-book of a popular title, Christopher Platt said. And certain types of e-books simply do not work as well as printed books, especially when some library e-readers are still text-only. This was just one of many reasons, he felt, that bookless libraries would not be sweeping the board just yet.[来源:学科网] Children’s author Alan Gibbons is a firm believer in the role of libraries, especially school libraries. Working in international schools in China and Thailand, Mr. Gibbons noted that even in the best schools where every child was given an iPad, the school library, stocked with real books, was seen as an important resource. Christopher Platt at the New York Public Library has another view on the bookless future: “It’s still early. We’ve spent 100 years getting the print stuff fight, so it could be a while before we get the e-stuff right.” 28. What can we learn about the paperless public library in Texas? A. It was built in a rich district. C. It cost a large sum of money. B. People can develop digital skills there. D. It’s the world’s biggest library.
29. By saying “bookless does not mean cheap”, Christopher Platt means that _________. A. travelling to the library costs foreign readers a lot B. e-readers are very expensive
C. readers must pay to read in the digital library D. e-books are more expensive than printed ones 30. The underlined phrase “sweeping the board” in Paragraph 5 probably means _____. A. fading out C. becoming successful B. leaving quickly D. coming soon
31. Which of the following might Alan Gibbons agree with? A. School libraries with printed books won’t disappear. B. Asian children like printed books. C. Asian children like electronic products. D. Printed books in school libraries need improving. D You get anxious if there’s no wi-fi in the hotel or mobile phone signal up the mountain. You feel upset if your phone is getting low on power, and you secretly worry things will go wrong at work if you’re not there. All these can be called “always on” stress caused by smartphone addiction. For some people, smartphones have liberated them from the nine-to-five work. Flexible working has given them more autonomy(自主权) in their working lives and enabled them to spend more time with their friends and families. For many others though, smartphones have become tyrants (暴 君) in their pockets, never allowing them to turn them off, relax and recharge their batteries. Pittsburgh-based developer Kevin Holesh was worried about how much he was ignoring his family and friends in favour of his iPhone. So he developed an app — Moment — to monitor his usage. The app enables users to see how much time they’re spending on the device and set up warnings if the usage limits are breached (突破). “Moment’s goal is to promote balance in your life,” his website explains. “Some time on your phone, some time off of it enjoying your loving family and friends around you.” Dr Christine Grant, an occupational psychologist at Coventry University, said, “The effects of this ‘always on’ culture are that your mind is never resting, and you’re not giving your body time to recover, so you’re always stressed. And the more tired and stressed we get, the more mistakes we make. Physical and mental health can suffer.” And as the number of connected smartphones is increasing, so is the amount of data. This is leading to a sort of decision paralysis (瘫痪) and is creating more stress in the workplace because people have to receive a broader range of data and communications which are often difficult to manage. “It actually makes it more difficult to make decisions and many do less beca use they’ re controlled by it all and feel they can never escape the office,” said Dr Christine Grant. 32. What’s the first paragraph mainly about?
A. The popularity of smartphones. C. The signs of “always on” stress.
B. The progress of modern technology. D. T he cause of smartphone addiction.
33. Kevin Holesh developed Moment to __________. A. research how people use their mobile phones B. help people control their use of mobile phones C. make people better use mobile phones D. increase the fun of using mobile phones 34. What’s Dr Christine Grant’s attitude towards “always on” culture? A. Confused. B. Positive. C. Doubtful. D. Critical.
35. According to the last paragraph, a greater amount of data means __________. A. we will become less productive C. we will be equipped with more knowledge 第二节 （共 5 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中的两项为多余选项。 Travel tips that are no longer true We all love an inside trip, but some of the classic tips for travelers no longer hold true. ___36___ 1. Book a plane ticket far in advance to save money. This myth may have been true back in the 1960s, when flights were less common than they are today. Back then, the demand for a flight would naturally increase as the date approached, there being few other options. 37 According to recent studies, the best time to buy a domestic B. we can make a decision more quickly D. we can work more effectively
ticket was between six and seven weeks before. 2. 38
Don’t ignore the benefits of going straight to the hotel to negotiate (商谈) a good deal on a room. Many hotel chains offer rate guarantees and encourage customers to book directly. Hotels also frequently have discounts or some offers that third-party websites don’t know. Apart from this, hotels give the upgrades, not the booking agents. 3. Avoid street food. 39 If this means standing up at a cheap street stall (摊位), then follow the crowd.
Don’t sit down at a restaurant and spend four times more, on the simple assumption that it’ s the only safe option. Can you see what’s going on in the kitchen? 4. Carry your money in a special pocket or pouch. This is the fastest way to stand out from locals — who will have their money in a wallet or purse. Only take what you need when you leave your hotel room. A. When in Rome, do what the Romans do. 40
B. And make sure to put your wallet in a front pocket. C. This is only true if you are buying products that are heavily taxed. D. Let yourself relax in a warm room for one or two people in single beds. E. Check the updates on these tall tales (说大话) to save cash and add experience to your trip. F. These days, many alternatives for the most popular routes mean that demand stays steady. G. The best hotel prices are on travel websites. 第三部分：英语知识运用(共两节，满分 45 分) 第一节：完形填空 (共 20 小题，每小题.1.5 分, 满分 30 分) 阅读下面短文。从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项， 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Maureen worked in an office with twenty other people, and she liked her job. Getting ahead in her career wasn’t 41 to her until the day that her friend and co-worker Betty was promoted to be the boss of the unit. Betty couldn’t h ave gotten the 42 the eyes of the other co-workers Betty was always cheerful, was low-key (低调的) and easy-going. Before Betty got the promotion, Maureen had been 44 at her work, even if she had not been specially happy. But once Betty was made 45, Maureen began to fill up with resentment (怨恨) until she 46 her job and hated Betty. 47 she made a big mistake because she had a feeling of 48 all the time. Maureen began to see Betty as the source of all her problems, and she 49 to remember that she had not particularly wanted the promotion anyway. Now she just thought that it should be hers. 50 examining herself to see what her real goal was in life, she began to 51 on Betty and regarded Betty as her enemy. Maureen became completely 52 on her resentment, and she couldn’t get out of the 53 situation. One of the major problems with resentment is that you believe that your 54 is entirely caused by some outside person. You stop 55 what you can do to improve your situation, because you decide that your injured feelings are the 56 of someone else’s fault. You just give up trying to find real 57. Dealing with resentment needs awareness and 58. First of all, you need to 59 you are feeling resentful and then try to stop yourself feeling upset. Only in this way can you solve the 60in your life. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. A. equal A. job A. hard-working A. annoyed A. head A. did B. native B. order B. good-looking B. pleased B. guide B. got C. similar C. position C. peace-loving C. excited C. princess C. knew D. important D. direction D. smooth-talking D. skilled D. assistant D. disliked if Maureen had tried to. In
43 and ambitious, while Maureen
47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60.
A. Strangely A. safety A. tried A. Instead of A. drop in A. keen A. social A. anger A. calling on A. goal A. differences A. bravery A. admit A. case
B. Usually B. pride B. failed B. Along with B. play tricks B. impressed B. national B. fear B. looking for B. truth B. solutions B. humour B. argue B. mystery
C. Eventually C. unhappiness C. began C. Because of C. cut down C. focused C. complex C. surprise C. learning from C. result C. opportunities C. curios ity C. doubt C. crime
D. Immediately D. unemployment D. preferred D. As for D. make comments D. dependent D. dangerous D. anxiety D. cheering for D. reason D. relationships D. calmness D. prove D. problem
第二节： （共 10 小题；每题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 The Unexpected Kindness Of A Stranger Yesterday, as I approached the front door of our public library, a white-haired gentleman stepped back to hold the door for me. You see, I have to go everywhere these days with a walker, and folks are 61. __________ (constant) holding or opening doors for me, so this was not unusual. However, I told the gentleman that the door had 62.________ automatic opener, and he did not need to stay to hold it open. He said “Here I thought I would have an opportunity to be 63._________ (help).” At that, I backed up, let the door close, and allowed him to reopen the door, not 64._________ (use) the automatic control this time. His comment then was “ Well, now I feel like that I 65._________ (accomplish) something helpful and worthwhile today.” We never know 66._________ someone else is feeling. We seniors seem to feel we can take care of 67._________ at all times. That random act of kindness brightened not only my day, but 68._________ my joy and delight, also the day of that white-haired senior citizen. I felt a glow for the rest of the day, and, hopefully, so did he! So, gentle readers, never hesitate 69._________ (offer) kindness. You may find to your 70._________ (amaze) that there is more kindness in your community than you ever believe possible. 第四部分：写作(共两节, 满分 35 分) ：短文改错 (共 10 分;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分)
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下短文。短文中共有 10 处错 误，每句中最多有两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧), 并在此符号下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（＼）划掉。 修改： 在错的词下划一横线, 并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意：1、每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2、只允许修改 10 处, 多者(从第 11 处起) 不计分。 About one year before, we got a lovely cat named Dexter. He enjoys watching my elderly neighbor in her garden. Although he won’t let her to touch him, he always keeps an eye on her. One afternoon I heard Dexter calling strange. When I reached the door to check on him, his calling stops, so I headed back to kitchen. Just as I did, his calling started again. I stepped outside to find Dexter sit next to my elderly neighbor who had fallen. He didn’t have the strength to get up and shout for help. Dexter didn’t leave her sides until help arrived. With Dexter, she might not have been found in time. 第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分） 假如你是李华，今年暑假你将参加“英国名校两周游”夏令营，计划 7 月份在 London 逗留三天（7 月 16-18 日） ，住在 Wellington Hotel。你想与去年你家接待过的来自英国 Birmingham 的学生 Charlie 见面， 请你给他写一封 Email。主要内容包括： 1. 问候； 2. 简单介绍在伦敦的行程； 3. 希望见面并商量见面的时间和地点。 注意：1. 词数 100 左右； 2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯； 3. 开头已给出，但不计入总词数。 Dear Charlie, How time flies! It has been almost a year since your last visit. __________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua
2015 年 6 月 24 日
阅读理解（40 分）[来源:学科网 ZXXK] 21-24 BCDC 25-27 BDC 28-31 BDCA 32-35 CBDA 36-40 EFGAB 完形填空： （30 分） 41-45 DCABA 46-50 DCCBA 51-55 BCDAB 56-60 CBDAD 语法填空（每题 1.5 分，共 15 分） 61. constantly 62. an 63. helpful 64. using 65. accomplished 66. how 67. ourselves 68. to 69. to offer 70. amazement 短文改错（每题 1 分，共 10 分） About one year before, we got a lovely cat named Dexter. He enjoys watching my ago
elderly neighbor in her garden. Although he won’t let her to touch him, he always keeps an. eye on her One afternoon I heard Dexter calling strange. When I reached the door to check strangely on him, his calling stops, so I headed back to stopped the sitting or Without 书面表达（25 分） One possible version: side She kitchen. Just as I did, his calling started
again. I stepped outside to find Dexter si t next to my elderly neighbor who had fallen. He didn’t have the strength to get up and shout for help. Dexter didn’t leave her sides until help arrived. With Dexter, she might not have been found in time.
Dear Charlie, How time flies! It has been almost a year since your last visit. How’s everything going
with you and your family? My parents and I miss you very much. This summer vocation, I will join in a two-week camp to visit some of the famous universities in the UK. It’s scheduled that we will stay in London from July 16th to 18th. We’re planning to have a tour of London on the first two days, when we’ll visit some popular tourist attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abby and Buckingham Palace, etc. I want to see you very much. I am wondering if we could make it on the afternoon of July 18th at Wellington Hotel, where we’ll be staying. We won’t have any planned activities then. Please let me know if it is convenient for you. Looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua