Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is
followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them
there are four choices marked A)， B)， C) and D). You should decide on
the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with
a single line through the centre。
Questions 52 to 56 are based pm the following passage。
In 2011, many shoppers chose to avoid the frantic crowds and do
their holiday shopping from the comfort of their computer. Sales at
online retailers gained by more than 15%， making it the biggest season
ever. But people are also returning those purchases at record rates, up
8% from last year。
What went wrong? Is the lingering shadow of the global financial
crisis making it harder to accept extravagant indulgences? Or that
people shop more impulsively—and therefore make bad decisions—when
online? Both arguments are plausible. However, there is a third factor:
a question of touch. We can love the look but, in an online environment,
we cannot feel the quality of a texture, the shape of the fit, the fall
of a fold or, for that matter, the weight of an earring. And physically
interacting with an object makes you more committed to your purchase。
When my most recent book Brandwashed was released, I teamed up with
a local bookstore to conduct an experiment about the difference between
the online and offline shopping experience. I carefully instructed a
group of volunteers to promote my book in two different ways. The first
was a fairly hands-off approach. Whenever a customer would inquire about
my book, the volunteer would take them over to the shelf and point to
it. Out of 20 such requests, six customers proceeded with the purchase。
21.—Excuse me. How can I get to Shanzihe Airport?
The second option also involved going over to the shelf but, this
time, removing the book and them subtly holding onto it for just an
extra moment before placing it in the customer’s hands. Of the 20 people
who were handed the book, 13 ended up buying it. Just physically passing
the book showed a big difference in sales. Why? We feel something
similar to a sense of ownership when we hold things in our hand. That’s
why we establish or reestablish connection by greeting strangers and
friends with a handshake. In this case, having to then let go of the
book after holding it might generate a subtle sense of loss, and
motivate us to make the purchase even more。
—Take Shanghai Road, follow the __________ and you can’t miss
A recent study also revealed the power of touch, in this case when
it came to conventional mail. A deeper and longer-lasting impression of
a message was formed when delivered in a letter, as opposed to receiving
the same message online. Brain imaging showed that, on touching the
paper, the emotional center of the brain was activated, thus forming a
stronger bond. The study also indicated that once touch becomes part of
the process, it could translate into a sense of possession。
A. way B.traffic C. notices D. signs
This sense of ownership is simply not part of the equation in the
online shopping experience。
22.—I often feel __________ when speaking in public.
—Well, just take it easy.
52. Why do people prefer shopping online according to the author?
A.bored B.great C.nervous D.serious
A) It is more comfortable and convenient。
23.Mum always tells me “A smile costs _____, but gives much.”
B) It saves them a lot of money and time。
A.anything B. something C.everything D.nothing
C) It offers them a lot more options and bargains。
24.Rio 2016 Olympics will __________ 16 days from August 5th
to August 21st.
D) It gives them more time to think about their purchase。
A.last B.continue C.count D.keep
53. Why do more customers return their purchases bought online?
25.I was caught in the rain. Even_______, I was late again!
A) They regretted indulging in costly items in the recession。
A.better B.worse C.further D.worst
B) They changed their mind by the time the goods were delivered。
26.Don’t let homework _____ too much time. Children need to play.
C) They had no chance to touch them when shopping online。
A. give up B. take up C. look up D. put up
D) They later found the quality of goods below their expectations。
27.—Well, mum, could I hang out with my friends now?
54. What is the purpose of author’s experiment?
A) To test his hypothesis about online shopping。
A.may B.can C.must D.could
B) To find out people’s reaction to his recent book。
28.Give me a chance, __________ I’ll give you a wonderful
C) To find ways to increase the sale of his new book。
A. or B. so C. and D. but
D) To try different approaches to sales promotion。
29.—May I speak to Mary?
55. How might people feel after letting go of something they held?
—Hold on, please.She_______in the kitchen.
A) A sense of disappointment C) A subtle loss of interest
A.has cooked B.cooked C.will cook D.is cooking
B) More motivated to own it. D) Less sensitive to its
30.—Could you please tell me________?
56. What does train imaging in a recent study reveal?
—At 169, Jinan Road.
A) Conventional letters contain subtle messages。
A.where the library lies
B) A lack of touch is the chief obstacle to e-commerce。
B.how I can get to the library
C) Email lacks the potential to activate the brain。
C.where is the library
D) Physical touch helps form a sense of possession。
D.how can I get to the library
It was a cold windy winter day and I was walking home from work. My head
pointed down against the 31 when I noticed an old lady. She was
32 on the sidewalk in her house slippers (拖鞋).
As I 33 her, I saw that she was well into her 80s, and she was
holding some 34 in her hands.
I walked on and arrived at the traffic light. Waiting there, I saw the
mailbox 35 the street. The light turned green, but I pretended
(假装) to check my phone and waited for her to catch up with me. In this
neighborhood, even crossing with the green light was 36 . Drivers
often drove 37 through red lights and stop signs.
I stayed there until she 38 me. I turned to her and touched her
gently on the arm. She smiled and took my hand in hers and 39 it.
Her small hand was soft and warm. Hand-in-hand, we were waiting for the
40 to change.
When the light turned green, we walked together slowly across the
street, 41 the letters in the mailbox. Then I took her 42 across
As I walked the rest of the way home, I could still feel the 43 of
her hand in my own.
People say the first language of all humans is 44 . A caring touch
helps to make a bad situation 45 .And even now, every time I think of
the old lady, I can still feel the power of touch.
A.crowd B.snow C.wind D.rain
A.begging B.walking C.running D.riding
A.knew B.expected C.missed D.passed
A.letters B.pictures C.books D.flowers
A.across B.over C.through D.behind
A.strange B.crazy C. dangerous D.safe
A.carefully B.quietly C.wildly D.calmly
A.called B.reached C.found D.caught
A.pushed B.pulled C.hit D.held
A.way B.light C.ride D.traffic
A.took B.sent C.dropped D.locked
A.forward B.back C.away D.ahead
A.warmth B.trust C.care D.love
A.help B.kindness C.touch D.action
A.interesting B.necessary C.popular D.hopeful
Do you want to get home from work knowing you have made a real
difference in someone’s life?
If yes, don’t care about sex or age! Come and join us, then you’ll make
Job: Volunteer Social Care Assistant
(No Pay with Free Meals)
Hours: Part Time
We are now looking for volunteers to support people with learning
disabilities to live active lives! Only 4 days left. Don’t miss the
chance of lending your warm hands to help others!
You will provide people with learning disabilities with all kinds of
help in their daily life. You will help them to develop new skills. You
will help them to protect their rights and their safety. Most important
of all, you should let them know they are valued.
Skills and Experience Required：
You will have the right values and great listening skills. You will be
honest and patient. You should have the ability to drive a car and to
communicate in excellent written and spoken English, since you’ll help
those people with different learning disabilities. Previous (先前的)
related experience will be a great advantage for you.
- What does the underlined part in Paragraph 2 mean?
A.You’ll make others’ life more meaningful with this job.
B. You’ll arrive home from work just in time.
C. You’ll make much money from this job.
D. You’ll succeed in getting this job.
- The volunteers’ key role is to help people with learning
A. get some support
B. protect themselves
C. learn some living skills
D. know their own value
- Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? A.
The volunteers needn’t work all day long.
B. Free meals are provided for the volunteers.
C. The volunteers should be over sixteen.
D. Only four days are left for those who want to get the job.
- Which of the following can first be chosen as a volunteer?
A. The one who can drive a car.
B. The one who has done similar work before.
C. The one who can speak English very well.
D. The one who has patience to listen to others.
- The passage is meant to _____________.
A. offer a notice
B. give a report
C. carry an advertisement
D. send an invitation
In 1959, when Jean Harper was in the third grade, her teacher asked them
to write a report on what they wanted to be when they grew up. She
poured her heart into her report and expressed her dream of becoming an
airline pilot. Her paper came back with an “F” on it. The teacher told
her it was a “fairy tale”. Jean wascompletely disappointed. As the years
went by, Jean was beaten down by the discouragement. “Girls can’t become
airline pilots; never have, never will. You’re crazy.” Finally Jean gave
In her senior year of high school, her English teacher was Mrs. Dorothy
Slaton, a strict teacher with high standards. One day Mrs. Slaton asked
this question, “What will you do in the future?” Jean felt a rush of the
old enthusiasm (热情), and with excitement she wrote down the very old
dream right away.
The next thing that Mrs. Slaton said changed the course of Jean’s life.
“I have a little secret for you. You do have unlimited (无限的)
abilities and talents. When you leave school, if you don’t go for your
dream, no one will do it for you. You can have what you want if you
The hurt and fear of years of discouragement disappeared suddenly. Jean
felt thrilled and told herteacher about her dream of becoming a pilot.
Mrs. Slaton slapped (敲) the desk top, “Then do it!” she said.
So Jean did. It didn’t happen overnight. In her l0 years of hard work,
even facing all kinds ofdifficulties, she never gave up her dream.
Eventually, Jean Harper became a Boeing 737 captain (机长) of the United
- Jean’s third-grade teacher thought her dream to be
A. great B. impossible C. challenging D. reasonable
- Mrs. Slaton may think that _____________.
A. Jean is not a nice girl
B. only some of her students have great abilities
C. a belief helps to realize one’s dream
D. her students are good enough to enter the best schools
- According to the passage, we can infer that
A. Jean’s dream was always in her deep heart
B. Jean didn’t go for her dream
C. most people around Jean were for her dream
D. Jean achieved her dream overnight
- What does the underlined word thrilled in Paragraph 4 mean?
A.excited B.surprised C.disappointed D.relaxed
- What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Face Difficulties B. Dream the Future
C. Voice Your Dream D. Go for It
Do you use Facebook, MySpace or Twitter? If so, then you are part of a
social network. Social networking sites allow us to see our social
When you create a profile (a description of somebody that gives useful
information) on a social networking site, you open up a number of
possible social connections. You can look up old friends, make new
friends, and share music, photos and videos with them. You can also join
groups according to your interests or hobbies, favorite TV shows or
Setting up a social networking account (帐号) is simple. You just create
and post a personal profile. For this you need a login name, password,
and an e-mail account. Then you add some personal information such as
name, age, sex, location, interests, etc. You can also add a photo of
yourself. You can control who sees your profile. The next step is to
look for new ones, and add them to your network. Then you can search
your friends’ connections for anyone else you’d like to add to your
Different social networking sites allow people to communicate in
different ways. There are sites that allow you to enlarge your personal
community such as Facebook. Then there are ones that include media(媒体)
sharing, such as YouTube, where members upload and look at other
people’s pictures and videos. There are also ones that specialize in
sharing music, such as Last FM, and finally, ones that allow bloggers to
form online communities, such as Live Journal.
The latest trend (趋势) in social networking is to create your own
independent social network. Companies do this to make their products
sell well and people do it to create their own communities.
- What’s the writer’s purpose in writing Paragraph1?
A.To raise a question.
B.To lead in the topic.
C.To introduce some sites.
D.To advertise a social network.
- Which of the following is NOT mentioned in Paragraph 2?
A.Make new friends.
B.Share videos with others.
C.Open a net shop.
D.Join groups you like.
- What does the third paragraph mainly tell us?
A. It’s easy to build a social networking account.
B.It’s easy to search your friends’ connections.
C.It’s possible to add a photo of yourself.
D.It’s simple to control a social network.
- Last FM is a networking site where _____________.
A.you can upload videos
B.bloggers can form online communities
C.you have the largest personal community
D.sharing music is specialized
- What’s the best title of the passage?
A.Social Networks B.Personal Profiles
C.Networking Trends D. Networking Accounts
April is the f_________ month of a year.
I’m really h_________after the long walk. Let’s go to the
We go to school every day e_________ Saturday and Sunday.
I really fall in love with a car like this, but I can’t a_____
Children should be e_________ to make decisions by
Look! The _________ (树叶) on the trees are in different
Mike is so smart that he can answer these questions
Believing in yourself is the first step on the road to
It’s very helpful to _________ (讨论) your problems with
Don’t be _________ (害怕) of making mistakes in life,
because you can improve yourself by correcting them.
The Value of a Dollar
When I was nineteen, I had a job at a local bookstore. One night, a
young couple came in and walked here and there looking for a book. They
seemed 71 (be) the usual type to give mall 72 (worker) a hard
time. When they came to the register (收银处), she was a dollar or two
short of 73 (buy) the book she wanted.
She looked 74 (disappoint). I had a customer discount (折扣) card
and it was still active. I told the girl 75 (gentle), “Hang on,
don’t worry, you’ll have the money to buy the book.” I put in my
She gave me a 76 (thank) smile. With a dollar left, she and her
boyfriend left the store. I believed that I would never see 77
I don’t remember 78 long it was, but they did return later that
evening just to bring me 79 beautiful card that said “It’s people
like you who make the world a 80 (good) place to live in.”
I’m deeply moved by the little girl and her boyfriend. In fact, they
have also made the world a little brighter.
High school can be a terrible time if you get it all wrong. Find out how
to survive (度过) high school with a few easy tips.
Be Yourself. High school is a fun time to make new friends, meet new
people and socialize. Just be yourself. Don’t give in to anyone’s wants.
Keep Good Company. Choose your friends carefully and make sure you won’t
get influenced by anyone. You will find friends, but stay away from the
ones who don’t want to be your friends.
Be Optimistic (乐观的). Always wear your smile. Treat others the way you
want to be treated. Respect (尊敬) your teachers and classmates and try
to be helpful.
___________. When you believe in yourself, others believe in
you. Talk and walk confidently. Confidence is something you grow with,
and people respect you for that.
Love High School. Fall in love with it. Make the most out of it, and you
will never get those moments back. Come up with wonderful ideas, top
your class, make the best friends, go to parties, but just make as many
memories as you can!
With these tips to survive high school, you will surely be proud of
graduating (毕业) as an all-round adult. So when you throw those hats in
the air, feel the freedom and remember every moment you spent in “High
How many tips are mentioned in the passage?
What’s the writer’s advice on making friends? (no more than 2
Fill in the blank with proper words. (no more than 3 words)
Put the underlined sentence into Chinese.
Give a proper title to the passage.
I’m glad to receive your email. Here’s some advice on how to learn
第 I 卷（选择题 共75 分）
21—25 DCDAB 26—30 BBCDA 31—35 CBDAA 36—40 CCBDB
41—45 CBACD 46—50 ADCBC 51—55 BCAAD 56—60 BCADA
61.fourth 62. hungry 63.except 64.afford
65.encouraged/expected 66.leaves 67.easily
68.success 69.discuss 70.afraid
71.to be 72.workers 73.buying 74.disappointed
75.gently 76.thankful 77.them 78.how 79.a 80.better
① Choose friends carefully. ② Don’t get influenced by others. ③ Stay
away from those who are not willing to be your friends.
Be confident! / Believe in yourself!
- How to Survive High School
I’m glad to receive your email. Here’s some advice on how to learn
It’s a good idea to watch movies. You’ll find it helpful to improve your
listening skills. Reading always plays a key role in language learning,
so do more reading in your spare time.
In my opinion, you’d better make more Chinese friends. They’ll be glad
to lend you a hand and it provides a good chance for you to learn about
Chinese culture.It’s a wise choice to use your cell phone, which allows
you to use apps, QQ or WeChat to learn Chinese.
Practice makes perfect, so do remember to keep practicing every day!
Follow the advice, and I’m sure you can learn Chinese well!