1. A. The woman should go on playing chess.
2. D. Mary probably knows Sally’s new address.
3. B. His notes are not easy to read.
4. D. The man had better choose another restaurant.
5. C. He has been looking forward to spring.
6. B. The man appreciates the woman’s help.
7. B. Go to work on foot.
8. A. Temporary closing has disturbed the airport’s operation.
9. C. It has a chemical processing plant.
10. D. He’s a salesman.
11. C. Mr. Grand’s personal assistance.
12. B. Provide details of their products and services.
13. A. She listened to recordings of many European orchestras.
14. D. She began taking violin lessons as a small child.
15. A. It was the chance of a lifetime.
16. B) His personal history is little known.
17. D) He was a member of the town council.
18. C) Possible sources of clues about him were lost in a fire.
19. A) Theft.
20. B) Have the right documents.
21. B) Use official transport.
22. C) Sell inexpensive products.
23. A) At a meeting of top British businesspeople.
24. D) Insulted.
25. B) There should be a limit to one's sense of humour.
30. In simple terms
33. take into account
35. using up
36. A) assets
37. E) excellent
38. L) origin
39. N) up-to-date
40. B) attend
41. G) guidelines
42. C) aware
43. H) involved
44. D) especially
45. O) volunteering
46. Steve Jobs called on Stanford graduates to innovate in his commencement address.
O) Mr. Jobs ended…
47. Steve Jobs considered himself lucky to have been fired once by Apple.
N) Mr. Jobs suggested…
48. Steve Jobs once used computers to make movies that were commercial hits.
M) There is no conclusive proof…
49. Many governments have done more than the US government in providing the raw materials for innovation.
D) "We can look at…"
50. Great innovator are good at connecting concepts from various academic fields.
J) "The academics identify five traits that…"
51. Innovation is vital to driving economic progress.
C) "Above all, …"
52. America has a social environment that is particularly favorable to innovation.
E) "Yet what other nations typically lack, …"
53. Innovative ideas often come from diverse experiences.
H) "His path was unique, …"
54. Real-life experience is often more important than formal education for career success.
F) "Workers of every rank are told…"
55. Apple's fortunes suffered from an innovation discount during Job's absence.
L) "Apple, by their calculations, …"
56. C) The decline of the grain yield growth.
57. A) Their self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of world food markets.
58. D) They force more on the increase of animal feed than food grains.
59. D) The world will be able to feed its population without increasing farmland.
60. B) It is based on a doubtful assumption.
61. B) People's changing attitudes towards family.
62. C) Their number is too small to make a difference.
63. A) A long leave will have a negative impact on their career.
64. B) Surprise.
65. D) They will still face the difficult choice between career an children.
It is reported that China's express courier service will deliver about 12 billion packages this year. China could overtake the United States as the world's largest express market. Most package are for items ordered online. China provides opportunities to millions of online retailers to sell goods at very competitive prices. Only on November 11th, Chinese consumers bought $ 9 billion worth of goods from the nation's largest shopping platform. There are many such special shopping days in China. Therefore, the expansion of express industry is not surprising at all.
Should Parents Decide Children’s Life?
In this illustration, we can see that a teenage girl happily informs her mother of the news that she is admitted to the college which her mother has selected for her. The picture implies the great influence that parents have on their children’s decisions. Choosing college for them is a typical example.
It is evident that parents’ thoughts and behaviors shape how their children think and behave. However, in my opinion, it is inappropriate for parents to make every major life decision for their children. For one thing, each child is an individual with his own character. Children’s perceptions of life may be different from their parents’, so their choices may diverge. For another, parents cannot fully comprehend what their children want or need and fore their decision is not necessarily the best choice for their children.
All in all, it is advisable that parents respect their children’s choices and let them be the masters of their own lives.
Should Parents Decide Children’s Life?
本题由图画中女儿的说话 “Good news mom! I was accepted to the college of your choice.” 引出话题，探讨家庭生活中父母为子女做决定的现象。这一话题没有明确的正误指向，要求考生首先对图画进行描述，再确立自己的观点，提出论点和论据。
第一段：简要描述图画内容（In this illustration, we can see that a teenage girl happily informs her mother of the news that she is admitted to the college which her mother has selected for her.） + 拉到自己较熟悉的结论观点（The picture implies the great influence that parents have on their children’s decisions. Choosing college for them is a typical example.） = 引出下一段
第二段：确立观点（It is evident that parents’ thoughts and behaviors shape how their children think and behave. However, in my opinion, it is inappropriate for parents to make every major life decision for their children.） + 两方面原因（For one thing/For another）
第三段：All in all… 提出建议，重申观点。