1. A）The return of a bottled message to its owner's daughter.
2. B）She wanted to honor her father's promise.
3. B）Several cases of Zika disease had been identified.
4. C）It lost a huge stock of bees.
5. A）It stayed in the air for about two hours.
6. C）Inadequate funding.
7. D）It is more environmentally friendly.
8. A）It seems a depressing topic.
9. D）They can't make it to the theater.
10. C）It is the most amusing show he has ever seen.
11. B）Go and see the dance.
12. D）She worries she won't fit in as a transfer student.
13. C）Participate in after-school activities.
14. A）Give her help whenever she needs.
15. D）She has just transferred to college.
16. B）To find out which physical drive is the most powerful.
17. A）When they are hungry.
18. C）They prefer to be with other mice.
19. D）It is one of the best in the world.
20. B）To move troops quickly from place to place.
21. A）In the 1970s.
22. B）Messaging while driving
23. D）A device to ensure people drive with both hands.
24. C）They are alerted with a light and a sound.
25. B）Using a connected app.
地铁：In recent years, Chinese cities in increasing numbers have started building subways. Expanding subway networks contributes to reducing traffic congestion and air pollution. Subways are safe, rapid and comfortable. An increasing amount of people choose subways as their main means of transportation while going to work or school every single day. At present, it is progressively convenient for passengers to take underground trains in China. In some cities, passengers are able to pay for subway tickets merely by a card or a cellphone. Many local senior citizens can even take a subway with no charge.
飞机：In the past, it was difficult for most Chinese people to imagine a time when they could travel by plane. At present, however, with the development of economy and the enhancement of living standards, Chinese people in increasing numbers, including many peasants and migrant workers, are able to travel by air. They can reach all big cities by airplane and many cities are preparing to built airfields. Air services have been continuously improved and there are often low cost airlines. In recent years, the number of people who would like to travel by plane during holidays has been growing.
公交：Buses used to be a major traffic tool for Chinese people when they were getting around. In recent years, traffic problems in cities have been increasingly severe. To encourage more people to take buses when they go out, many cities are making efforts to improve the quality of services on buses. Vehicle facilities have been continuously renewed and the vehicle speed has been dramatically enhanced. However, the bus fair has been kept quite low. At present, many local senior citizens in most cities can take a bus with no charge.
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26. E) constructed
27. O) undertaken
28. F) consulted
29. M) range
30. N) scale
31. I) eventually
32 K) necessarily
33 L) production
34. A) cheaper
35 J) height
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46.A. Seneca's thinking is still applicable today
问题：What are researchers rediscovering through their studies?
问题题干中的“researchers”和“today”是解题的关键，对应到文中第一段的“Now scientists are bringing this ancient wisdom up-to-date”。选项中“Seneca’s thinking “ 对应到“this ancient wisdom” ，而“still applicable”对应到“bring…up-to-date”,故答案为A
47.B. It is a teaching tool under development
问题：What do we learn about “Betty’s Brain”
根据“Betty’s Brian”定位，定位到第三段，而该段的段首便强调“ But the most cutting-edge tool under development is the “teaching agent” “ ,意味着整段文字要叙述的主要是和“ tool “有关的信息，且选项中的”under development”和原文信息重合，故答案为B
48 C. It helps them learn their academic subjects better.
问题：How does teaching others benefit student tutors?
根据顺序原则，定位区间在第三段中后部分。第三段最后两句话中“ While prepare to teach” ，“explain the information to others” 对应到“teaching others”,而“ organize their knowledge and improve their own understanding” 以及“identify problems in their own thinking ”则对应到选项中的“ learn their academic subjects better” .故答案为C
49 D. They use various ways to explain the materials.
问题：Whatdo students do to teach their teachable agents?
解析：根据顺序原则，定位到第四段。第四段中“ explain the materials in different ways ”恰好与选项中“ use various ways to explain the materials” 为信息的同义改写，故答案为D
50 B. Their emotional involvement
问题：What is the key factor that eases student tutors’ learning?
解析：根据顺序原则，以及“key” 对应到最后一段的第一句话。“key”与“Above all” 为同义改写，故答案应在此句中出现。“ Facilitate learning ” 对应到题干中“ eases student tutors’ learning”, 而“the emotions one experiences”则对应到选项的“Their emotional involvement”。故答案为B
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51.A. They can get ahead only by striving harder.
52.C. They think it needs further improving.
53.B. Job stability and flexibility.
54.D. The balance between work and family.
55.A. They still this world as one dominated by males.
46 B Add to their work efficiency.
47A Earn more money
48C How long its positive effect lasts.
49 D Their memories were greatly strengthened.
50A Find financial support.
51C They all experienced terrible misfortunes.
52.B The utmost comfort passengers could enjoy.
53A It was a mere piece of decoration.
54D The belief that they could never sink with a double-layer body.
55.Dshe was retired after her naval service.
46.A.Not all of them are symptoms of dementia.
47.C.Communication within our brain weakens.
48.B.Inability to recall details of one’s life experience.
49.C.Turn to a professional for assistance.
50.D.Staying active both physically and mentally
51. B) It was stolen more than once
52. D) They pressed criminal charges in vain
53. D) His acknowlegement of helpful from a professional
54. D) Make it available online
55. B) Radical changes in archivong practices
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the importance of speaking/writing/readng ability and how to develop it. 120-180 words.
With our society becoming increasingly open and diversified, the speaking ability is of growing importance in our life and work. In the past, people who were not eloquent could become successful when they were diligent enough. However, now, speaking ability can make a person stand out much quicker in their workplace and social life.
The reasons why speaking ability is so important are as follows. To begin with, people of excellent speaking ability are generally more charming and approachable because they tend to be more friendly and frank. Besides, every walk of life has become more cooperative; therefore, more communicative peole have higher working efficiency. For example, my brother used to be a quiet person. Two years ago, I was told that he was fired by his company because he could not get along with his colleagues. After that, he attended a speaking training class and spent a year in improving his eloquence. Now, he has become more confident and found a new job with generous salary.
In order to develop speaking ability, listening to good speeches and famous talk shows can help us imitate great lecturers’ style of speaking and ways of expressing themselves. Meanwhile, it is about time that we spent more time with our friends rather than with our phones, sharing with them our real feelings and thoughts.