根据各段播放内容及其相关小题，从题中所给的A,B,C项中，选出最佳选项。 听下面一段对话，回答第1-2题。 1. What is the man busy with? C. Setting up a new company.
2. How many games has the woman played? A. One
听下面一段对话，回答第3-5题。 3. When did ballet start? A. In the early 1600s
B. In the late 1600s
C. In the early 1700s
4. What was the rule when ballet was first performed? A. Dancers had to dance on their toes. B. Only women were allowed to dance. C. Only men were allowed to dance. 5. Why did the woman study ballet? A. To become a ballet dancer. 听下面一段对话，回答第6-8题。 6. What do we know about the album Thriller? A. It was Michael Jackson’s first album as an adult. B. It’s by far the best-selling album in the world. C. It was recorded in the year of 1983.
7. When did Michael Jackson join in his family musical group? ____________________________________________________ 8. What is Quincy Jones?
____________________________________________________ 听下面一段对话，回答第9-10题。 9. When did the man arrive in America?
____________________________________________________ 10. What will the woman do tomorrow?
A. Bidding for an advertising contract. B. Preparing for the next game.
B. To lose weight. C. To look more elegant.
Put the napkin on your lap. Dos It protects your clothes from food. It is used to wipe hands or mouth when necessary. Cut meat or fish into pieces when you eat. Always use fork to put food into your mouth. Use your spoon only for soup or 11 . Ask someone to pass whatever you want. Use a handkerchief or a 15 when necessary. If you cough, try to cover your mouth with your hand. Hold the knife in your right hand and the fork in your left. Do not 12 anywhere. Do not 13 _ the table or in Don’ts front of another person. Do not sneeze, cough or 14 anywhere.
Many years ago, whites ruled South Africa. Apartheid（种族隔离制度）was the 16 of the land. One evening, two middle-aged blacks met in a “whites only” section of Johannesburg. One of them had a permit to work in the area, the other did not, which 17 he could be put behind bars（关押）for staying in this zone. 18 they saw a policeman coming towards them, and 19 . “Run!” whispered the man with the permit to his friend, “I’ll 20 .” They started running and the policeman began chasing them, shouting “stop, stop”. Finally he caught the second man.
“Did you think you could outrun me!” he snarled. “Show me your 21 ！”
The man, playing for time, began reaching in his pocket and finally took out his permit. The policeman was surprised and realized that he had been 22 . The man without the permit was now too far away to be caught.
“When you had a permit why did you run!” he shouted 23 .
“Doctor’s 24 ,” said the man. “He has asked me to run a mile every evening.” “Oh, yes? ” Sneered the policeman. “Then why was your friend 25 ?” “His doctor has also ordered him to run,” said the man.
The policeman became 26 with anger. “You think you’re very 27 , don’t you?” he snarled. “But tell me, if you were running 28 for your health why didn’t you stop when you saw me running after you? And don’t tell me you didn’t see me chasing you. I know you did!”
“Of course I 29 you were running after me,” said the man. “Then why didn’t you stop?” asked the policeman.
“It was 30 of me,” said the man, “but I thought you too had been ordered to run by your doctor.” 16. A. property 17. A. meant 18. A. Happily 19. A. hid 20. A. fight
B. mistake B. showed
D. custom D. imagined D. Generally D. froze D. walk D. ticket D. abandoned D. angrily D. hopes D. running D. serious D. smart D. often D. agreed D. wise
C. replied C. Finally C. cried C. follow C. pocket C. blamed C. carefully C. orders C. staying C. red
C. native C. never C. believed C. kind
B. Suddenly B. fell
B. explain B. permit B. hurt B. sadly B. methods B. missing B. strict B. healthy B. also B. rude
21. A. invitation 22. A. fooled 23. A. nervously 24. A. attitudes 25. A. stopping 26. A. shy 28. A. only
27. A. brave
29. A. remembered 30. A. stupid
Some young Cambodians are learning a new sport — skateboarding. Fifteen-year-old Chea
Sophanit 31 (skate) for about six months. “When I see the different skaters, I just want to be like 32 .” he says. Sports like boxing and soccer are wildly popular in Cambodia, 33 Chea says skating has already become his favourite sport.
34 nongovernmental organization called Skateistan Cambodia organizes 35 (week) programs at the park. Skateistan Cambodia started its work in Afghanistan. Rory Burke works with the group, 36 expanded to Cambodia later. He says learning to deal 37 difficulties is part of the lesson for these young skateboarders.
Seventeen-year-old Sang Rotha began skateboarding more than a year ago. “Sometimes I don’t do well 38 subjects like math,” he says. “I feel bad when I find 39 hard to keep up with my lessons.” Before he started training, it seemed very easy. But it was very difficult to learn tricks, and he got hurt a lot from falling off. 40 (learn) skateboarding has taught him to face difficulties and challenges.
As a teenager in 1972, Bill Gates boasted that he would be a millionaire by the time he was 20. While he did not quite achieve that goal, only 15 years later, he was a millionaire. And by 1992, as head of the Microsoft company, he became the richest man in America with assets（资产）of nearly US $ 6.3 billion.
Born in Seattle, Washington on 28, October, 1956, Gates was named William Henry after his father and grandfather. From the beginning, he was an extremely energetic and intelligent child. He had read the entire world book encyclopedia（百科全书）by the age of nine. His favorite subjects at school were science and math and his favorite pastime was \
Gates first started to play with computers at the age of 13. Before long he became an expert at working the school's computer. After his graduation from secondary school, Gates was accepted by the three top universities in the USA-Princeton, Harvard and Yale. He chose Harvard and began classes there the next autunm, majoring maths. But he was still obsessed（占据心里）with computers and spent as much time in the computer laboratories as he did in the lecture halls.
By 1975, Gates and a partner, Paul Allen, had developed a software program called BASIC. This was not the first program ever created, but its inventors were the first to decide that people who wanted to use it should pay for it.
BASIC was a success because until it came along, there had been no efficient way of getting computers to carry out instructions. Although he had not completed his degree, Gates left university and went to work full time for the new company he had formed called Microsoft.
His next project was the software program that made him famous and very rich. It was called DOS, short for Disk Operating System, and it was purchased by IBM in 1980. Today it is the operating system used in more than 14 million personal computers around the world.
As chief executive officer（首席行政长官）of Microsoft, Gates is known as a bright man, but one who is not easily satisfied. He is quick to criticize his staff and hates to be questioned about decisions he has made. He was regarded as a loner and unfashionable boring computer nut until his marriage to Microsoft manager Melinda French on New Year's Day 1994. Yet to many people now, Gates, is a person who is, in spite of his great wealth, humble（谦恭）and ordinary. He spends his money carefully. He eats in fast food restaurants and flies economy class. And when praised for Microsoft's great success, he has been heard to say, \people see it in the stores and like it, they buy it.\
41. When he was a teenager, Bill Gates wanted to be a ______. A. teacher B. doctor A. was only interested in maths
C. businessman D. professor
42. When Gates went to Harvard, he ______.
B. spent most of his time in computer laboratories C. developed the first computer software program
D. divided his time between his maths studies and the computer laboratories 43. Before the development of BASIC, ______. A. no one was interested in computer software C. software programs were very expensive D. no one wanted to pay for computer software
44. When the writer says \ he means ______.
A. Bill was so strong-minded that no one could change his mind B. The only thing that could interest Bill in his life was computer C. Bill was such a boring young man that nobody would like to talk to him D. Bill couldn't work out the boring computer programs 45. Most people think that Bill Gates is ______. A. a crazy person
B. a person obsessed with making money D. a quite common, normal person
C. someone who spends money freely
B. software programs were not considered commercial projects
People often hear each others' voices without ever seeing the faces they belong to. \we are talking away on the phone without meeting people,\says Seung-Jae Moon. And from business conference calls to chat lines, people often imagine they would recognize the speaker if they saw him or her. Seung-Jae Moon, a linguist of Korea found that, under certain conditions, they're actually right.
Moon decided to see just how close those mental pictures match up with reality and if there was any relation to how people speak rather than what they are saying. He recorded 16 Koreans, half men and half women, reading the same passage, and took a full-body photo and head shot of each speaker. Then he played the tapes for 361 Koreans and 173 Americans who did not speak Korean and asked his subjects to match up voice and picture. The Korean participants viewing full-body photos were quite perceptive. A majority linked 6 of the 8 women to the correct voice and did so for 5 of the 8 men. With the Korean group shown only faces, accuracy plummeted, but more than 20 percent of the subjects selected the same incorrect picture. The Americans showed no accuracy in matching the foreign voices to photos, but they too were consistent in their errors. That disconnection reveals conflicting ideas of physical and vocal beauty. Moon asked people to pick a favorite face and voice. Seventy percent of the Koreans picked one voice, but there was no agreement on a face. Americans didn' t agree on either count. And over 65 percent of both Koreans and Americans did not match their favorite face with their favorite voice.
Moon hopes to use software to break voices into components like pitch and hoarseness to