第一部分 阅读理解 （共20小题；每小题2分，满分40分）
Senior citizens are permitted to travel cheaply on a bus if they have a special card. Women may get cards when they are sixty.21教育名师原创作品
Mrs. Matthews lives in the country but she went into town once a week to buy food and other things for the house, and she usually went by bus. She always had to pay the full price for her ride.
Then she reached the age of sixty and got her senior citizen’s card, but when she used it for the first time on the bus, it made her feel very old.
The bus driver had often seen her traveling on the bus before, and he notices that she was feeling unhappy, so after she had paid her money, he winked（眨眼）at her and whispered, “Don’t forget to give your mother’s card back to her when you see her again.”
Mrs. Matthews was very happy when she heard this.
1. Senior citizens in the story refer to ________.
A. those who have special cards
B. old people with special cards
C. those who want to travel cheaply
D. people holding high positions
2. Women over sixty________.
A. have to pay their special card
B. don’t have to pay for taking buses
C. have to pay the full price for their ride
D. pay less for their ride if they have a special card
3. How often does Mrs. Matthews go to the tow
Guess what? I have a chance to choose my new place to live in! I’m excited and a little nervous. Could you please give me some help?2·1·c·n·j·y
I’m not sure whether I will live in a house or in an apartment. On the one hand, a house will be too big for just one person, so maybe I should rent an apartment. On the other hand, if I rent a house, I could find someone else to share with me. The only problem is that a house full of people might be too noisy for me. I prefer to have my own space. The city has some nice apartments, but they are also too expensive. However, if I could find a two-bedroom apartment and get a roommate, that would make it more affordable. I just need to search for a roommate who is neat and quiet. You know I can’t live with someone who is loud and messy(凌乱的). I don’t have a car, so I also need to think carefully about the location. I probably need to look for somewhere near a bus stop or an underground station. That way I will have more time to study and spend less time travelling.
I’m looking forward to your reply.
1. Victor feels excited because ________.
A. he has a new house to live in
第一节 完形填空（共 15 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，掌握其大意，然后从 16~30 各题所给的 A、B、C 和 D 项中，选出最佳
Throughout history, languages have appeared and disappeared. The languages of
16 groups have spread while the languages of smaller cultures have 17 .
One language expert famously defined a/an _18_ as “a dialect with an army”. Today, what drives a language to new places is not a/an 19_ but things like television, the Internet and international business.
In a global society, languages spoken in remote places are no longer _20 from the languages used for world communication and commerce (商业). Widely-used languages such as Mandarin, English, Russian and Spanish reach into tiny communities and compete with
21 languages. When one language is 22_ used, children from minority language groups tend to lose their native languages as they grow up, attend school and start working. This is partly because some people think that speaking these smaller languages is a
23 to success. These attitudes, along with the strong desire to fit-in, 24 the use of minority languages. Political pressure can further 25 the survival of smaller languages, such as when governments ban the use of smaller languages in education or the media.
Why is the disappearance of a language with a small number of speakers a concern Different languages express diffe
Molly Boylan is one of the most successful business women in Canada after setting up her cosmetic (化妆品) company Blazes in 2010. Though she is very successful, she says that she finds it harder every year in balance her business with her family life. She sometimes feels that her two children know more about their baby-sitter than they do about her.
Molly employs around eighty people in her factory and warehouse (仓库), and ten others in her two new fashion stores, but her newest employee is the most important one for her. After years of worrying about her business more than her family, she has decided to make Sally Pamonte new general manager in her company. Molly will still be involved in decision-making, and she’s going to stay in touch with the people who work for her, but Sally is going to look after day-to-day running of the business so that Molly can spend more time with the kids.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Exhibition of Shakespeare’s World
Welcome to the world-famous house where William Shakespeare was born in l564 and
where he grew up The property (房产) remained in the ownership of Shakespeare’s family until
1806 .The House has welcomed visitors traveling from all over the world, for over 250 years.
◆Enter through the Visitors’ Centre and see the highly-
praised exhibition Shakespeare’s World，a lively and full
introduction to the life and work of Shakespeare
◆Stand in the rooms where Shakespeare grew up
When I was about 12, I had an enemy, a girl who liked to point out my shortcomings. Week by week her list grew: I was very thin； I wasn’t a good student； I talked too much； I was too proud, and so on. I tried to bear all these as long as I could. At last, I became very angry. I ran to my father with tears in my eyes.
He listened to me quietly. Then he asked, "Are the things she says true or not Janet, didn’t you ever wonder what you’re really like Well, you now have that girl’s opinion. Go and make a list of everything she said and mark the points that are true. Pay no attention to the other things she said."
I did as he told me. To my great surprise, I discovered that about half the things were true. Some of them I couldn’t change (like being very thin), but a good number I could-and suddenly I wanted to change. For the first time I got a fairly clear picture of myself.