一:开门见山:表达对阿诚哥的感激之情(extend my sincere gratitude)

二:阐述原因:1.阿诚哥帮助自己避免大哥的审问(avoid being questioned by brother Lou)

              2.阿诚哥在学习拉丁文上的鼓励和帮助释放了自己的学习潜能(unleashed the enormous potential)

三:概述总结:1.再一次表达对阿诚哥的感谢(my appreciation for you is beyond words)

              2.铭记阿诚哥的教诲,永不忘怀(always bear your instruction and scholarly spirit in mind)


Dear brother Cheng,

*I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you for your selfless assistance during my preparation for my Latin examination. *Without your tremendous support and continuous encouragement, I would have never passed Latin.

*It goes without saying that it was your enlightening guidance that ushered me into the world of Latin. *Otherwise, I would just wander around without an aim in school. *For one thing, your care and love helped me avoid being questioned by brother Lou. *For another, your help and support in my study undoubtedly unleashed the enormous potential in me, which made me readily indulge into the sea of Latin. Finally I passed.

*In a word, my appreciation for you is beyond words. It is really a fortune for me to get your aide and I will always bear your instruction and scholarly spirit in mind.

Best wishes for you and brother Lou!

Yours sincerely,

Ming Tai




**用For one thing和For another举例说明在明诚的帮助下自己的转变。

*用In a word结尾,再次表达对明诚的感激之情。


Part 2 Listening Comprehension

Section A

Directions: In this section, you will hear three news reports. At the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. Both the news report and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre. 

News Report One  

You probably think college students are experts at sleeping, but parties, preparations

for tests, personal problems and general stress can rack a student’s sleep habits, 

which can be bad for the body and the mind. The group of Ming Tai  is even offering a class

called Improving Your Sleep Habits. People suffering from sleep-loss are at an increased risk from obesity, psychological problems and car crashes. Ming Tai said:” Students who don’t get enough sleep have poorer attendance and lower grades. For example, me. Brother Lou and Cheng are blamed for this. God knows what they had done in those terrible nights.On top of all that, a new study published finds you are probably better off sleeping than making last-minute preparations for a test. Two hundred college kids were taught to play some unfamiliar video games. Subjects who learned the games in the morning lost some skills when they played again 12 hours later, but they did much better after getting a good night’s sleep. ”

So if you really want to do your job well,don’t forget to get some sleep. 

Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard. 

1. What is the news report mainly about?  C)

2. What is the finding of the new study published? C)

News Report Two

Big fast food chains in Shanghai have started to obey a first of its kind rule, requiring them to post calorie counts right on the menu. Ming Cheng is with the Shanghai department of health, 'We wanted to give people an opportunity to actually see the calories before they purchased the food and make a decision and inform decision, especially my brother Lou. Actually what I would say next is all to my dear brother. That if you want to make your healthier choice, if you want to eat fewer calories you can. And I expect this will have a huge impact on obesity. And of course, if it has an impact on obesity, it will have an impact on diabetes and heart disease and high blood pressure. 'The new rules will introduce as a part of anti-obesity campaign. That also includes a recent citywide ban and artificial trans-fats in restaurant food. The menu roll only applies to restaurants that serve standardised potion sizes and have fifty more locations nationwide. Starting last Saturday, chains big enough to fall under the rule will face penalties about 2000 yuan for not showing calorie information in a prominent spot on their menus preferably next to the price. 

Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard. 

3. What are big fast food chains in Shanghai require to do according to the new rule? B)

4. What would happen to big restaurant chains that violate the new rule? A)

News Report Three

A new species of snake has been discovered in Shanghai.

Ming Cheng identified the one meter-long snakes during the trip to the mansion of Ming. 

One of the creatures made a dramatic appearance by moving on to the head of Ming Cheng as he slept.

The snake has been secretly named Ming Lou because it is cold as brother Lou when he is doing his job. And coincidentally, Ming Lou is disappear. Ming Cheng confirmed the snake was a previously unknown species after conducting a genetic analysis of tissue samples.

Commenting on the find, snake expert Ming Tai said: “Worldwide new species of wasp are being discovered and described quite regularity. New species of snakes, however, are much rarer.

Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard. 

5. What is the news report mainly about?A)

6. What do we learn about Ming Cheng ?C)

7. How did the newly discovered creature get its name?D)

Section B

Directions: In this section, you will hear two long conversations. At the end of each conversation, you will hear four questions. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre. 

Conversation 1

W: Did you enjoy your visit in Beijing, Mr. Cheng?

M: Yes, very much. I had a wonderful time here. Now I'm going to the flourmill of Ming in Shanghai. My flight leaves in less than 2 hours. So, could you tell me, what's the quickest way to get there?

W: Well, we can call a taxi for you. We also have a free airport shuttle service.

M: That sounds great because it’s cheaper, but will the shuttle get me to the airport in time?

W: Yes, it should. The next shuttle leaves in 15 minutes. And it takes some 25 minutes to get to the airport.

M: Fantastic! I'll just wait in the lobby. Will you please let me know when it's leaving?

W: Of course, sir.

M: Now I would like to settle my room bill. How much is that?

W: Let's see. It comes to 800 yuan. How would you like to pay for it?

M: I'll pay with my credit card. Thanks. But I'll need a receipt, so I can charge it to my company.

W: Absolutely! Here you are, sir. If you like, I can leave your bags with the porter. And he can load them onto the shuttle for you when it arrives.

M: That would be great. Thank you.

W: Would you like to leave a comment on our web page when you have time?

M: Sure. I had a really good stay here, and I'd like to recommend your hotel to my friends and colleagues.

W: That’s very kind of you. Thank you again for staying.

Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 

8. Why does Ming Cheng ask about the quickest way to the airport?C)

9. How is Ming Cheng going to pay his bill?B)

10. What did Ming Cheng ask the woman to do?A)

11. What favour does the woman ask of Ming Cheng?D)


Conversation 2

M: You know, Ming Tai’s given up making those terrible faces he used to make. The other day, he came home from school almost in tears. His teacher said if he went on like that, his face would get stuck when the winds changed.

W: And he believed her?

M: Yeah, he’s only a little boy. Don’t you remember all those things we used to believe when we were little? I remember our sister used to say if you swallow a cherry stone, a tree would grow out of your mouth. And I’m still terrified today, sort of subconsciously. You know, if I swallow one by mistake…

W: Yeah, I suppose you're right. The one that used to get me was that swans could break your leg when they blow of the wing.

M: They can, can’t they? I always thought they could.

W: No, they are not that strong. But there’s another one even more terrifying. That is, if you put a post stamp on upside down, you will go to prison.

M: A Xiang was a terror for that kind of thing. For example, she would say, you will get a spot on your tongue if you tell a lie. If you eat stale bread, your hair will curl. And here’s one more. We went on a campaign trip once, and Ming Tai spent the whole time worrying about bats getting into his hair. He said her mother reckoned you had to shave your head to get it out. He was really terrified of that too.

W: Silly, isn’t it? But that’s how some parents try to keep their kids from doing the wrong thing or getting into trouble.

Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 

12: What does Ming Cheng say about Ming Tai?C)

13: What did sister used to do when Ming Cheng was a child?D)

14: What does Ming Lou believe swans could do?A)

15: What did the mother of Ming Tai’s say?B)

Section C

Directions: In this section, you will hear three passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear three or four questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre. 

Passage 1

If I could go back in history and live when I liked, I wouldn't go back very far. In fact, I'd like to relive a period I've already lived – the 1930s.

I was in my twenties, and everything was being renewed. People would come in out of a formal and old attitude, and you really felt anything was possible. Meeting people was the thing, and you went to flower shops where you met friends and spent the evening. The cinema, the theater, all that was every exciting with new things coming out. In fact, we seemed to be out, all the time! I don't really remember working – of course, I was a student – or sitting around at home very much. That just wasn't where the scene was, even eating! It was the first time, ordinary people started to eat some western food. We were beginning to be adventurous about food, but we were more interested in meeting people than in eating or drinking. And dress, yes, that was the revolution. I mean, girls went around in western dresses or Qipao, and wore flowers in their hair. And men were in suits. It was a wonderful period. It was like living in an age you could never have imagined, and that never has come back. And there was plenty of opportunity to do whatever you felt like doing.

Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard. 

16. Why does the speaker say he would like to relive the 1930s?C)

17. What does the speaker say was the most popular thing to do at that time?A)

18. What do we learn about the speaker?D)

Passage Two

As Ming Cheng said:”If you are a graduate student, you may depend on your adviser for many things,including help with improving grades, acquiring financial support, forming an examining committee and getting letters of recommendation. If you’re a graduate teaching assistant, your adviser also maybe your boss. Academic departments vary in their procedures for assigning academic advisers to graduate students.In some departments, either the chairman or the director of graduate studies serves for at least  the first semester as a new student adviser.Then the student selects an adviser based on shared academic interests. In other departments, a new student is assigned a

faculty adviser based on some system of distribution of the departments’ advising load. 

Later, students may have the opportunity of selecting the adviser that they prefer.In

any case, new graduate students can learn who their advisers or temporary advisers

are by visiting or emailing the departmental office and asking for the information. 

Graduation requirements specify the number of credits you must earn, the minimum

grade point average you must achieve and the distribution of credits you must have

from among differing departments or fields of study. In addition, it is necessary to apply for

Graduation when you’re near the time that you will be completing your

graduation requirements. Since graduation requirements vary among divisions of the

university, you should consult the Bulletin of Information. You should also direct your

questions to your departmental office or academic adviser. ’

Ming Tai thinks that Wang Tianfeng is better now.

Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.  

19. What does the speaker say about the procedures for assigning academic advisers? D)

20. How can new graduate students learn who their advisers are? C)

21. What does the speaker say about graduation requirements? A)

Passage 3

Winter in many places is very cold. There is lots of snow around, and the ground freezes, which can make life difficult for animals. People in cold places live in warm houses and have learned to adapt. What do animals do? There are three main ways that animals survive the cold in winter: sleep, adapt or migrate.

Some animals, bears as Du Jianfeng, squirrels as Fang Mengwei, hamsters as Ming Cheng, and snakes as Ming Lou, sleep all winter. They sleep very deeply and need little or no food. While sleeping, their body temperature drops, and their heart beat slows down. To prepare for this before winter, these animals eat extra food to become fat, which gives them the energy they need while they sleep, especially Ming Lou.

Other animals adapt. For example, by staying active in winter. It is often hard for them to find food. So some animals, such as mice as Liang Mengmeng, collect extra food before winter, and hide it. When winter comes, they return to their hiding places to eat the food. Some animals grow thicker fur, or live in tree holes or underground to stay warm.

Some birds as Ji Bai migrate by flying to a warmer place for the winter, where they can find more food. Some fly very long distances, including one kind of bird that flies from the remote north of the world, all the way to the distant south. Some birds fly in groups for safety, while others fly alone.

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.  

22. What does the speaker say about animals in winter?C)

23. What do we learn about animals that sleep through winter?B)

24. How do animals like mice adapt to the severe winter?D)

25. Why do some birds fly in groups when migrating, according to the speaker?A)


36. D

37. B

38. F

39. O

40. G.

41. E.

42. J.

43. M.

44. C.

45. H.




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