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英 语 试 卷
第一部分 听力 （共两节, 满分20分）
第一节 （共5小题；每小题1分, 满分5分）
听下面5段对话。每段对话后有一个小题, 从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项, 并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后, 你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
例：How much does the shirt cost?
A. ￡19. 15 B. ￡9.15 C. ￡9. 50
1. How does the man plan to find a used car?
A. Through a car dealer. B. On the Internet. C. From the newspaper.
2. Where is the man going?
A. To a park. B. To the woman’s. C. To a supermarket.
3. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
A. A writer. B. A book. C. A bookstore.
4. What season is it now?
A. Spring. B. Autumn. C. Winter.
5. What present has the man bought?
A. A book. B. Some flowers. C. A pair of gloves.
第二节 （共15小题；每小题1分, 满分15分）
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题, 从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项, 并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前, 你将有时间阅读各个小题, 每小题5秒钟；听完后, 各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
6. What are the speakers doing?
A. Interviewing a champion. 想 形势下少时诵诗书想 学校 想学校 嘻嘻嘻下2
B. Reporting a match live.
C. Talking about a new world record.
7. What do we know about Paul Timmons?
A. He breaks a world record.
B. He is talented in competing.
C. He isn’t in the lead all the time.
8. What is the woman probably?
A. A tour guide. B. A writer. C. A reporter.
9. What is on the man’s right?
A. A park. B. A statue. C. A palace.
10. When did the man buy the T-shirt?
A. A few weeks ago. B. Yesterday. C. A couple of days ago.
11. Why does the man want to change the T-shirt?
A. He wants a bigger size. B. He doesn’t like the style.
C. He prefers another color.
12. What will the woman do next?
A. Change the T-shirt for the man. B. Have a word with her manager.
C. Give the man’s money back.
13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Mother and son. B. Wife and husband.
C. Employer and employee.
14. What does the woman advise the man to do?
A. Balance the budget. B. Buy a cheaper guitar. C. Find another job.
15. What is the man’s problem?
A. He can’t join a band. B. He can’t make ends meet.
C. He can’t find a satisfying job.
16. How does the man feel about the woman’s words?
A. Impatient. B. Embarrassed. C. Disappointed.
17. What prize did the youngest group get?
A. The second prize. B. The third prize. C. The fourth prize.
18. What should Eastside practise more?
A. The dance. B. The music. C. The song.
19. Why did The Storm win the first prize?
A. They danced wonderfully.
B. The guitarist played very well.
C. The singer performed perfectly.
20. What kind of person is the speaker?
A. Humorous. B. Serious. C. Boring.
第二部分 单项填空 (共15小题；每小题1分, 满分15分)
21. Raising _______ retirement age in progressive steps is in _____ line withChina’s labor market realities and should be prioritized, an official said Tuesday.
A. the ; / B. /; the C. /; / D. the; the
22. Nelson Mandela’s fellow campaigner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said Mr. Mandela was “not only an amazing gift to humankind, but he also made South Africans and Africans feel good about being _______ we are. He made us walk tall. ”
A. what B. where C. when D. who
23. ---I didn’t expect that John would be absent from my last Sunday’s birthday party.
--- As far as I know, he ______ to see his parents in the countryside on Sundays.
A. goes B. went C. has gone D. had gone
24. While talking to you, your could-be employer is deciding whether your education, your experience, and other qualifications will pay him to employ you _____ your abilities must be you displayed in an orderly and reasonably connected manner.
A. while B. when C. and D. but
25. The true traveler sets out to make an independent, unhurried journey to the unknown, travelling ________ few people have set foot.
A. in which B. what C. when D. where
26. Time is pressing; it’s impossible for me to get there in an hour, ________ the possible delays.
A. accounting for B. answering for C. allowing for D. heading for
27. The proportion of elderly people increases inBritainand medical advances make it possible to keep alive patients who ________ previously.
A. would die B. had died C. should have died D. would have died
28. _____the new fund-raising plan is approved, we will soon have more money to build the gymnasium.
A. While B. Given C. Unless D. Even if
29. ___________the many ways illegal immigrants come into theUnited Statesevery year, the vehicle crammed with crowds seems to be the method of choice lately. However, tragedies such as deaths on the journey to the destination, are sometimes reported nowadays.
A. In B. For C. Of D. On
30. Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but ________, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
A. that B. which C. one D. whose
31. The deal, _______ next week, will allow Charney to make a great fortune inthe stock market.
A. completed B. being completed
C. to be completed D. having been completed
32. Winter _________, but children can’t wait to go skiing.
A. won’t arrive B. didn’t arrive C. hadn’t arrived D. hasn’t arrived
33. ThoughAliceis busy, music has always been ________her work.
A. as much a part of her life as B. as a part of her life much as
C. as much as a part of her life D. so much as a part of her life
34. —What’s up? What’s that terrible noise from our upstairs neighbor?
—The spoiled boy is yelling and screaming to ______, I guess.
A. mend his way B. stop his way
C. push his way D. get his way
35. Believe it or not, the video The Little Apple______inChina, and the past few months Prime Minister David Cameron said,“…independence will not be a(n) ______separation but a painful divorce". When the outcome is still up in the air, he made an emotional speech to ______Scottish voters to stay together.
A. trial; call on B. attempted; call for
C. temporary; call at D. experimental; call off
My brother and I were in Orlando Florida to witness our first Space Shuttle Launch. The Discovery was__36__to soar at 10：14 am on a blue sky September day. I’d seen it__37__so many times on television，__38__now I was only minutes away from seeing it launch. And it’s the final demonstration of the__39__of success: Success Takes Off Like a Rocket.
Witnessing the Take Off：
Standing close to the Space Shuttle__40__home one unforgettable point — the Shuttle is the height of a 15story building — it __41__4. 5 million pounds — and NASA is trying to lift it 200 miles off the ground. On TV the accomplishments look so much __42__， so much easier.
Crowds of people are standing around with you to watch the Shuttle go. The countdown begins through the small __43__ of hundreds of portable radios all tuned to the NASA station. It’s enough to get your heart beating __44__.
When time is up, the side booster rockets are lit up and the eight explosive bolts __45__.The first things you see are large white __46__clouds exploding away. Through the steam, you see the fire power. Then the Space Shuttle begins to inch off the pad and climb its way __47__.Thousands upon millions of pounds of __48__can hardly lift the shuttle at all. But with ever increasing ease, the shuttle picks up and roars into the sky, headed into space attaining a __49__of over17,000 mph.
It is within the first two minutes to launch the Space Shuttle that the great success lesson is __50__.Fact: 85% of the shuttle’s fuel is consumed within the first 2 minutes just to get the 15story super structure to its orbital __51__.
And that’s exactly how success __52__： The first steps you take towards launching a successful career are the __53__and will require an enormous consumption of energy — a great big push. However，__54__you persist through the launch period, which can seem almost __55__for quite some time, everything gets easier and easier and your results get bigger and bigger.
36．A. advised B．hoped C．scheduled D．reminded
37．A. rise up B．come up C．step up D．go up
38．A. but B．and C．as D．therefore
39．A. universe B．world C．nature D．air
40．A. gets B．drives C．runs D．jumps
41．A. costs B．weighs C．measures D．sells
42．A. smaller B．greater C．bigger D．smoother
43．A. rockets B．workers C．speakers D．actors
44．A. off your mouth B．out of your stomach
C．off your mind D．out of your chest
45．A. blow B．follow C．glow D．flow
46．A. gas B．smoke C．mist D．steam
47．A. downward B．upward C．forward D．outward
48．A. pull B．lift C．push D．pressure
49．A. distance B．degree C．height D．speed
50．A. ordinary B．absolute C．apparent D．present
51．A. attitude B．altitude C．route D．rail
52．A. puts off B．pays off C．takes off D．drops off
53．A. hardest B．easiest C. simplest D．biggest
54．A. while B．if C. unless D．until
55．A. useless B．careless C. wireless D．priceless
It’s difficult to look back on one’s own childhood without some element of nostalgia(怀旧的). I have four brothers and sisters, and my memories are all about being with them, playing board games on the living room floor, or spending days in the street with the other neighborhood children, racing up and down on our bikes, or exploring the nearby woods. My parents scarcely appear in these memories, except as providers either of meals or of severe blame after some particularly risky adventure.
These days, in theUKat least, the nature of childhood has changed dramatically. Firstly, families are smaller, and there are far more only children. It is common for both parents to work outside the home and there is the feeling that there just isn’t time to bring up a large family, or that no one could possibly afford to have more than one child. As a result, today’s boys and girls spend much of their time alone. Another major change is that youngsters today tend to spend a huge amount of their free time at home, inside. More than anything this is due to the fact that parents worry far more than they used to about real or imagined dangers, so they wouldn’t dream of letting their children play outside by themselves.
Finally, the kind of toys children have and the way they play is totally different. Computer and video games have replaced the board games and more interesting activities of my childhood. The irony(令人啼笑皆非的事情) is that so many ways of playing games are called “interactive”. The fact that you can play electronic games on your own further increases the sense of loneliness felt by many young people today.
Do these changes mean that children today have a less relaxing childhood than I had? I personally believe that they do, but perhaps every generation feels exactly the same.
56. Which is NOT a reason for the changes?
A. Families are smaller today.
B. It’s too dangerous to play outside.
C. Parents worried too much about their children.
D. Toys can be played by children alone at home.
57. The writer’s attitude towards the childhood changing is ________ .
A. objective B. unconcerned C. approving D. optimistic
Educating girls quite possibly gets a higher rate of return than any other deal available in the developing world. Women’s education may be unusual field for economists, but increasing women’s contribution to development is actually as much an economic as a social project. And economics, with its emphasis on incentives (激励), provides an explanation for why so many girls lose the chance of an education.
Parents in low-income countries don’t send their daughters to school because they do not expect them to make an economic contribution to the family: girls grow up only to marry into somebody else’s family and bear children. Girls are thus seen as less valuable than boys and are kept at home to do housework while their brothers are sent to school---the prophecy (预言) becomes self-fulfilling, trapping women in a vicious circle (恶性循环) of abandonment.
An educated mother, on the other hand, has greater earning abilities outside the home and faces an entirely different set of choices. She is likely to have fewer but healthier children and can insist on the development of all her children, ensuring that her daughters are given a fair chance. The education of her daughters then makes it much more likely that the next generation of girls, as well as of boys, will be educated and healthy. The vicious circle is thus transformed into a virtuous circle (良性循环).
Few will not agree with the idea that educating women has great social benefits. But it has enormous economic advantages as well. Most obviously, there is the direct effect of education on the wages of female workers. Wages rise by 10 to 20 per cent for each additional year of schooling. Such big returns are impressive by the standard of other available deal, but they are just the beginning. Educating women also has a significant impact on health practices, including family planning.
58. The author argues that educating girls in developing countries is _________.
A. expensive B. rewarding C. troublesome D. labor-saving
59. What does the author say about women’s education?
A. It will get greater returns than other known deal.
B. It is in the first place in many developing countries.
C. It deserves greater attention than other social project.
D. It has developed the interest of a growing number of economists.
60. The passage mainly discusses __________.
A. the major contributions of educated women to society
B. the potential earning power of well-educated women
C. the economic and social benefits of educating women
D. unequal treatment of boys and girls in developing countries
If you could travel in time, where would you go? Perhaps you would watch an original performance of a Shakespeare’s play in ElizabethanEngland? What about hanging out with Laozi in the Spring and Autumn Period? Or maybe you’d voyage far ahead of the present day to see what the future holds.
The possibility of time travel is indeed appealing. Stories exploring the subject have been around for hundreds of years. Perhaps the best known example is science fiction novel The Time Machine, which was written by H. G. Wells and published in 1895 for the first time. It was adapted into at least two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term “time machine”, coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to a vehicle transporting people into the far future.
But could time travel actually be possible?
Some scientists say yes, in theory.
They propose using cracks in time and space called “wormholes”, which could be used as shortcuts to other periods. Einstein's theory of relativity allows time travel in extreme circumstances. And British physicist Stephen Hawking says you could travel into the future with a really fast spaceship—going at nearly the speed of light. Though building such a spaceship would of course be no simple task.
Even if you could travel into the past, there is something called the “grandfather paradox”. It asks what would happen if a time traveler were to go back in time and have his own grandfather killed for some reason, and therefore prevent himself from being born.
If the time traveler wasn't born, how would he travel back in time？
And would you really like to visit the future？In H. G. Wells' book, the main character travels into distant time where he arrives at a beach and is attacked by giant crabs. He then voyages 30 million years into the future where the only living thing is a black object with tentacles（触角）.
If that's what's in store, maybe we are better just living in the present day after all.
61. The novel The Time Machine mentioned in Paragraph 2 aims to show___________.
A. the special feature of the book B. People's interest in time travel
C. the long history of time travel D. the contribution of H. G. Wells
62. Einstein's and Hawking's theories_________.
A. have similarities in many ways
B. push the invention of the first spaceship
C. have proved wrong by some time travelers
D. suggest the possibility to invent the time machine
63. In Paragraph 4,“grandfather paradox” probably refers to the idea that__________.
A. the traveler is prevented from meeting his grandfather
B. the traveler goes back in time to seek for his grandfather
C. the grandfather's death makes the traveler's birth impossible
D. The reunion of the traveler and his grandfather brings happiness
64. According to the passage, what is probably the author's attitude towards time travel？
A. Unclear. B. Supportive. C. Unconcerned. D. Skeptical.
My mind went blank when I saw the gun pointing against the car window as we pulled out of the garage. This can’t be happening to me. Then I felt the gun, cold, against my head, and I heard my friend Jeremy saying, “What do you want? Take my wallet,” but at the time I thought of nothing.
I remember being a little annoyed when the gunman pulled me from the car by the hair. I remember the walk to the house --- Jeremy, me, the two men with two guns. I remember the fear and anger in the gunmen’s voices because Jeremy was being slow, and I remember wondering why he was being slow. I did not realize that Jeremy had thrown the keys into the bush. But I remember that sound of the gun hitting Jeremy’s head and the feeling as the man who had hold of my hair released me. And I remember the split second when I realized he was looking at Jeremy, and I remember wondering how far I could run before he pulled the trigger. But I was already running, and upon reaching the car across the street, I didn’t crouch(蹲伏) behind it but screamed instead.
I remember thinking there was something ridiculous and illogical about screaming “Help, help!” at eight o’clock on a Tuesday evening in December and changing my plea(恳求) to the more specific “Help, let me in, please let me in!” But the houses were cold, closed, unfriendly, and I ran on until I heard Jeremy’s screams behind me announcing that our attackers had fled.
The neighbors who had not opened their doors to us came out with baseball bats and helped Jeremy find his glasses and keys. In a group they were very brave. We waited for the police to come until someone said to someone else that the noodles were getting cold, and I said politely, “Please go and eat. We’re OK.”
I was happy to see them go. They had been talking of stricter sentences for criminals, of bringing back the death penalty(处罚) and how the President is going to clean up the country. I was thinking, they could be saying all of this over my dead body, and I still feel that stiffer sentences wouldn’t change a thing. In a rush all the anger I should have felt for my attackers was directed against these contented people standing in front of their warm, comfortable homes talking about all the guns they were going to buy. What good would guns have been to Jeremy and me?
People all over the neighborhood had called to report our screams, and the police turned out in force twenty minutes later. They were ill-tempered about what was, to them, much trouble about nothing. After all, Jeremy was hardly hurt, and we were hopeless when it came to describing the gunmen. “Typical,” said one policeman when we couldn’t even agree on how tall the men were. Both of us were able to describe the guns in horrifying detail, but the two policemen who stayed to make the report didn’t think that would be much help.
The policemen were matter-of-fact about the whole thing. The thin one said, “That was a stupid thing to do, throwing away the keys. When a man has a gun against your head you do what you’re told.” Jeremy looked properly embarrassed.
Then the fat policeman came up and the thin one went to look around the outside of the house. “That was the best thing you could have done, throwing away the keys,” he said. “If you had gone into the house with them…” His voice became weaker. “They would have hurt her” --- he twisted his head toward me --- “and killed you both.” Jeremy looked happier. “Look,” said the fat policeman kindly, “there’s no right or wrong in the situation. There’s just luck.”
All that sleepless night I replayed the moment those black gloves came up to the car window. How long did the whole thing last? Three minutes, five, eight? No matter how many hours of my life I may spend reliving it, I know there is no way to prepare for the next time --- no intelligent response to a gun. The fat cop was right. There’s only luck. The next time I might end up dead.
And I’m sure there will be a next time. It can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. Security is an illusion(幻觉); there is no safety in locks or in guns. Guns make some people feel safe and some people feel strong, but they’re fooling themselves.
65. When the writer saw the gun pointing against the car window, ________.
A. she felt very annoyed B. she lost consciousness
C. she felt very much nervous D. she lost the power of thinking
66. What most possibly drove the two gunmen away?
A. Jeremy’s fighting B. The police’s arrival
C. Their neighbor’s brave action D. The author’s screaming
67. When the author called for help, the neighbors didn’t come out immediately because _______.
A. they were much too frightened B. they were busy preparing dinners
C. they needed time to find baseball bats D. they thought someone was playing a trick
68. The author was happy to see the neighbors go because ________.
A. she hated to listen to their empty talk
B. she did not want to become an object of pity
C. she was angered by their being late to come to her help
D. she wanted to be left alone with Jeremy to get over the shock
69. The police were rather angry because ________.
A. the author was not hurt and gave a false alarm
B. they thought it was a case of little importance
C. the author and Jeremy could not tell the police anything
D. the gunmen had already fled when they arrived on the scene
70. What the author wants to tell us is that ________.
A. the police are not reliable when one is in trouble
B. neighbors are not helpful in moments of difficulty
C. security is impossible as long as people can have guns
D. preventing robbers entering your house is the best choice
第五部分 任务型阅读 (共10小题；每小题1分, 满分10分)
When I opened my e-mail the other day, a pretty woman named Rachel appeared on my computer screen. She greeted me by name and started talking enthusiastically. Every now and then she stopped to smile at me or blow a kiss. She was reading to me an e-mail from my brother, and a lot of it was about his getting the phone company to give him a high-speed Internet connection. It was pretty cool.
Rachel was there thanks to a new technology called Facemail. Facemail lets you send an e-mail that gets read to the receiver by an attractive male or female form or by a clown. The software, which is free, can be downloaded at www. Facemail.com.
Facemail faces are lifelike, and they copy emotions based on the ones that you put in your text. For example, type in X, and Rachel blows a kiss.
Life FX, the company that develops the Facemail is sure there are broad business uses. The reason e-business is not popular, the company says, is that buying over the Internet lacks the human touch. But what if you went to the Nike website and Michael Jordan greeted you by name, waited on you and personally closed the sale? And the company is talking with Whirlpool about using the technology in a computer screen on a fridge. Then if Mom can’t be home when the kids get back from school, she can leave a note with voice and image telling them what there is to eat.
Facemail could get hot fast. Personally, I’m a fan. But Facemail should be used with words in an e-mail and add angry emotions when you’ve got a psycho-mail.
Title: A New Technology on Facemail
With the rise in popularity of smart phones and tablets（平板电脑）, many Chinese are taking to e-reading.
A recent report by E-surfingReadingCulture Communications points to the trend. According to the report, the company’s users in second-and third-tier cities read more digital books than those inBeijingorShanghai. Taizhou, a coastal city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, with around 6 million people, topped the chart with an annual average readership of 10. 5 e-books in 2014. The national average was 2. 48 titles in 2013. The report shows interesting reading habits across different provinces, regions and cities.
The advancement of information technology is shaping new reading habits. E-books are becoming more popular with readers of all ages around the world. Compared with traditional paper books, e-books are cheaper, more accessible, easy to carry and environment-friendly. The question is — will e-books some day replace paper books? Or will they always remain just another choice?
2. 用约120个单词发表你的观点, 内容包括：
1. 可以发表个人观点, 但必须提供理由或论据
2. 阐述观点或提供论据时, 不能直接引用原文语句
内容完整, 语言规范, 语篇连贯, 词数适当。
1—5 CCABA 6—10 BCABA 11—15 CBAAB 16—20 ACBCA
21—25 ADACD 26—30 CDBCB 31—35 CDADA
36—40 CDACB 41—45 BACDA 46—50 DBCDD 51—55 BCABA
56—57 CA 58—60 BAC 61—64 BDCD 65—70 DDAABC
71. enthusiasm 72. occasionally/sometimes 73. Introduction(s) 74. read
75. lifelike 76. Comparing 77. of 78. technology 79. opinions/views 80. angry
A recent report shows the great popularity of e-reading inChinanowadays, with readers in small and medium-sized cities reading more e-books than those in big cities.
Needless to say, e-books have many advantages. First of all, producing e-books needs no paper, which means numerous forests will be saved. Secondly, e-books are very convenient to carry. With a mobile device, we can take and read e-books wherever we go. Last but not least, e-books are much cheaper than paper books.
Despite the great popularity of e-books, there will always be a place and need for paper books. Compared with e-books, paper books have their own unique advantages, too. Not only is reading paper books better for eyes, but it also offers us a more real and pleasant experience. So I don’t think e-books will take the place of paper books completely. Instead, both of them will co-exist in the future.
(Text 1) W: Why don’t you go to a dealer to check out the used cars?
M: No, thanks. I’m sure I’ll find an ad in the newspaper that suits me.
(Text 2) M: Hi, Jane. Could you give me a ride? I want to buy some food for the picnic.
W: OK. I’m going home but I can drop you at the supermarket.
(Text 3) M: Have you heard that Nick Hornby’s going to be at the City Nights Bookstore?
W: Nick Hornby? I love his books. What’s he doing there?
M: Giving a talk about his new novel How to Be Good.
W: Nice weather we’re having.
M: Yes. Isn’t it a nice surprise? At this time it’s usually much cooler and raining already.
W: Well, this weather will probably end soon; all the leaves on the trees are brown, and it’s been pretty cold at night.
W: Is the book in this bag for Mum? I didn’t think she was interested in flowers.
M: I thought she’d like it — to give her some good ideas for the garden.
W: I thought you were going to get those gloves I showed you in that shop last Saturday.
W: Here they come, Steve. It’s the final 50 metres.
M: Yes, and Ricky Evans is in the lead.
W: He sure is.
M: But here comes Paul Timmons! Wow! Look at him go!
W: It’s very close … and … It’s Timmons! Paul Timmons is the new European champion! Timmons wins gold!
M: A great gold medal!
W: … and in record time, too!
M: Wow! Is that a new world record?
W: No, but it’s a new European record!
M: An excellent performance by Paul Timmons!
W: This is the most beautiful palace in the city, but it’s not as big as the one we’ve just visited.
M: How many palaces are there in the city?
M: Just three? I thought there are more.
W: On your right, you can see a statue of Paulo Pimentez.
M: I’m sorry. Who’s he?
W: He was a famous writer who lived and died in the city.
M: I think I saw another statue of him in the park. It was beautiful!
W: That wasn’t a statue of Paulo Pimentez you saw in the park. There are a lot of statues in the city.
W: Can I help you?
M: Yes, I bought the T-shirt in the sale here a couple of weeks ago. I think it was …
W: I see, yes …
M: And I’ve only worn it a few times, but when I looked at it yesterday I just thought, no, I don’t like it. I don’t think it suits me. The colour’s not really right for me. Do you know what I mean?
W: Well … um, do you have any receipt, or proof of purchase?
M: No, no, I didn’t keep the receipt, sorry.
W: Well, we can’t normally exchange goods without proof of purchase, you see.
M: Oh no.
W: I can speak to the manager if you like, see what he says.
M: Well yes, if you would … because I would like to change it.
M: I’m broke again. Could you lend me some money?
W: Broke again? Jeff, this is the third time you’ve asked me for help!
M: I know, I’m sorry. But my old guitar broke, and I had to buy a new one.
W: Look Jeff, if you want to play in a band, that’s OK with me, but you can’t keep asking me to pay for it!
M: OK, OK, you’re right. But what do you think I ought to do?
W: Well, I think you had better go on a budget. Make a list of all your income and all your expenses. Don’t spend more than you earn.
M: But my expenses are always larger than my income.
W: Then maybe you should work more hours at the computer store.
M: I already work 15 hours a week! Maybe I should just drop out of school, work full-time, and play in the band in the evenings.
W: Come on, Jeff, when I was your age …
M: I know, I know. When you were my age you were already married and working and going to school …
W: Thank you to all the competitors. I won’t say much because I know you’re all anxious to hear the results — it was a very difficult decision and I’ll start with the band which came in fourth. That’sTexasTeam, who are the youngest group here today. Unfortunately, the violinist played so quietly that we couldn’t hear him. So bad luck toTexasTeam. Third was Eastside. They are such good dancers they should enter for a dance competition. And with a bit more practice on the music they’ll do very well. In second place isThird Avenue. They did well, especially their young guitarist, but the singer looked so unhappy we thought maybe he didn’t want to win! Never mind — you nearly won, so better luck next time. Congratulations to The Storm who are our winners today. The singer had such a great voice that we had to give them first place. Well done.
To show who the passage is written for
To gather people's opinions on childhood
To compare the childhood lives of two generations
To get people's attention and lead in the topic
Families are smaller today
Toys can be played by children alone at home
It's too dangerous to play outside
Parents worried too much about their children
Some games that young people play today aren't really good
Computer and video games have replaced the board games
Young people today shouldn't play electronic games
Board games are much more interesting than computer games
1.推理题：文章第一段提出：But do they have a happier childhood than you or I did?，后面就是围绕这个问题展开论述：现在的孩子比我们快乐吗？，所以提出问题是吸引读者和引出话题的，选D
2.细节题：从第三段的句子：Firstly, families are smaller, 可知现在的家庭变小了，A是对的，As a result, today's boys and girls spend much of their time alone．可知现在孩子是单独在家玩玩具，More than anything this is due to the fact that parents worry far more than they used to about real or imagined dangers,可知父母更加担心孩子的安全，没有提到C项。
3.推理题：从第四段的内容：The fact that you can play electronic games on your own further increases the sense of loneliness felt by many young people today．可知现在孩子在家玩的游戏有的不是好的，选A