Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a news report to your campus newspaper on a volunteer activity organized by your Student Union to assist elderly people in the neighborhood.You should write at least 120 words but no more than180 words.
PartⅡ Listening Comprehension (25 minutes)
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 then 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.
Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.
1.A)He set a record be swimming to and from an island.
B)He celebrated ninth birthday on a small island.
C)He visited a prison located on a faraway island.
D)He swam around an island near San Francisco.
2.A)He doubled the reward.
B)He cheered him on all the way.
C)He set him an example.
D)He had the event covered on TV.
Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.
3.A)To end the one-child policy.
B)To encourage late marriage.
C)To increase working efficiency.
D)To give people more time to travel.
4.A)They will not be welcomed by young people.
B)They will help to popularize early marriage.
C)They will boost China’s economic growth.
D)They will not com into immediate effect.
Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard.
5.A)Cleaning service in great demand all over the world.
B)Two ladies giving up well-paid jobs to do cleaning.
C)A new company to clean up the mess after parties.
D)Cleaners gainfully employed at nights and weekends.
6.A)It takes a lot of time to prepare.
B)It leaves the house in a mess.
C)It makes party goers exhausted.
D)It creates noise and misconduct.
7.A)Hire an Australian lawyer.
B)Visit the U.S. and Canada.
C)Settle a legal dispute.
D)Expand their business.
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.
Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
8.A)He had a driving lesson.
B)He got his driver’s license.
C)He took the driver’s theory exam.
D)He passed the driver’s road test.
9.A)He was not well prepared.
B)He did not get to the exam in time.
C)He was not used to the test format.
D)He did not follow the test procedure.
10.A)They are tough.
B)They are costly.
C)They are helpful.
D)They are too short.
11.A)Pass his road test the first time.
B)Test-drive a few times on highways.
C)Find an experienced driving instructor.
D)Earn enough money for driving lessons.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.A)Where the woman studies.
B)The acceptance rate at Leeds.
C)Leeds’ tuition for international students.
D)How to apply for studies at a university.
13.A)Apply to an American university.
B)Do research on higher education.
C)Perform in a famous musical.
D)Pursue postgraduate studies.
14.A)His favorable recommendations.
B)His outstanding musical talent.
C)His academic excellence.
D)His unique experience.
15. A) Do a master’s degree.
B) Settle down in England.
C) Travel widely.
D) Teach overseas.
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.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) They help farmers keep diseases in check.
B) Many species remain unknown to scientists.
C) Only a few species cause trouble to humans.
D) They live in incredibly well-organized colonies.
17. A) They are larger than many other species.
B) They can cause damage to people’s homes.
C) They can survive a long time without water.
D) They like to form colonies in electrical units.
18. A) Deny them access to any food.
B) Keep doors and windows shut.
C) Destroy their colonies close by.
D) Refrain from eating sugary food.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) The function of the human immune system.
B) The cause of various auto-immune diseases.
C) The viruses that may infect the human immune system.
D) The change in people’s immune system as they get older.
20. A) Report their illnesses.
B) Offer blood samples.
C) Act as research assistants.
D) Help to interview patients.
21. A) Strengthening people’s immunity to infection.
B) Better understanding patients’ immune system.
C) Helping improve old people’s health conditions.
D) Further reducing old patients’ medical expenses.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) His students had trouble getting on with each other.
B) A lot of kids stayed at school to do their homework.
C) His students were struggling to follow his lessons.
D) A group of kids were playing chess after school.
23. A) Visit a chess team in Nashville.
B) Join the school’s chess team.
C) Participate in a national chess competition.
D) Receive training for a chess competition.
24. A) Most of them come from low-income families.
B) Many have become national chess champions.
C) A couple of them have got involved in crimes.
D) Many became chess coaches after graduation.
25. A) Actions speak louder than words.
B) Think twice before taking action.
C) Translate their words into action.
D) Take action before it gets too late.
Part III Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once．
The center of American automobile innovation has in the past decade moved 2,000 miles away. It has 26 from Detroit to Silicon Valley, where self-driving vehicles are coming into life.
In a 27 to take production back to Detroit, Michigan lawmakers have introduced 28 that could make their state the best place in the country, if not the world, to develop self-driving vehicles and put them on the road.
“Michigan’s 29 in auto research and development is under attack from several states and countries which desire to 30 our leadership in transportation. We can’t let happen,” says Senator Mike Kowall, the lead 31 of four bills recently introduced.
If all four bills pass as written, they would 32 a substantial update of Michigan’s 2013 law that allowed the testing of self-driving vehicles in limited conditions. Manufacturer would have nearly total freedom to test their self-driving technology on public roads. They would be allowed to send groups of self-driving cars on cross-state road trips, and even set on-demand 33 of self-driving cars, like the one General Motors and Lyft are building.
Lawmakers in Michigan clearly want to make the state ready for the commercial application of self-driving technology. In 34 , California, home of Silicon Valley, recently proposed far more 35 rules that would require human drivers be ready to take the wheel, and commercial use of self-driving technology.
Directions: In this section, you are going to read a passage with ten statements attached to each statement contains information given in one of the paragraphs. Identify the paragraph from which the information is derived. You may choose a paragraph more than once. Each paragraph is marked with a letter. Answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2.
How Work Will Change When Most of Us Live to 100
A)Today in the United States there are 72,000 centenarians（百岁老人）.Worldwide, Probably 450,000. If current trends continue, then by 2050 there will be more than a million in the US alone. According to the work of Professor James Vaupel and his co-researchers, 50% of babies born in the US in 2007 have a life expectancy of 104 or more. Broadly the same holds for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Canada, and for Japan 50% of 2007 babies can expect to live to 107.
B) Understandably, there are concerns about what this means for public finances given the associated health and pension challenges. These challenges are real, and society urgently needs to address them. But it is also important to look at the wider picture of what happens when so many people live for 100 years. It is a mistake to simply equate longevity (长寿) with issues of old age. Longer lives have implications for all of life, not just the end of it.
C) Our view is that if many people are living for longer, and are healthier for longer, then this will result in an inevitable redesign of work and life. When people live longer, they are not only older for longer, but also younger for longer. There is some truth in the saying that “70 is the new 60” or “40 the new 30.” If you age more slowly over a longer time period, then you are in some sense younger for longer.
D) But the changes go further than that. Take, for instance, the age at which people make commitments such as buying a house, getting married, having children, or starting a career. These are all fundamental commitments that are now occurring later in life. In 1962, 50% of Americans were married by age 21. By 2014, that milestone(里程碑)had shifted to age 29.
E) While there are numerous factors behind these shifts, one factor is surely a growing realization for the young that they are going to live longer. Options are more valuable the longer they can be held. So if you believe you will live longer, then options become more valuable, and early commitment becomes less attractive. The result is that the commitments that previously characterized the beginning of adulthood are now being delayed, and new patterns of behavior and a new stage of life are emerging for those in their twenties.
F) Longevity also pushes back the age of retirement, and not only for financial reasons. Yes, unless people are prepared to save a lot more, our calculations suggest that if you are now in your mid-40s, then you are likely to work until your early 70s; and if you are in your early 20s, there is a real chance you will need to work until your late 70s or possibly even into your 80s. But even if people are able to economically support a retirement at 65, over thirty years of potential inactivity is harmful to cognitive(认知的) and emotional vitality. Many people may simply not want to do it.
G) And yet that does not mean that simply extending our careers is appealing. Just lengthening that second stage of full-time work may secure the financial assets needed for a 100-year life, but such persistent work will inevitably exhaust precious intangible assets such as productive skills, vitality, happiness, and friendship.
H) The same is true for education. It is impossible that a single shot of education, administered in childhood and early adulthood, will be able to support a sustained, 60-year career. If you factor in the projected rates of technological change, either your skills will become unnecessary, or your industry outdated. That means that everyone will, at some point in their life, have to make a number of major reinvestments in their skills.
I) It seems likely, then, that the traditional three-stage life will evolve into multiple stages containing two, three, or oven more different careers. Each of these stages could potentially be different. In one the focus could be on building financial success and personal achievement, in another on creating a better work/life balance, still another on exploring and understanding options more fully, or becoming an independent producer, yet another on making a socia contribution. These stages will span sectors, take people to different cities, and provide foundation for building a wide variety of skills.
J) Transitions between stages could be marked with sabbaticals (休假) as people find timerest and recharge their health, re-invest in their relationships, or improve their skills. At times,
these breaks and transitions will be self-determined, at others they will be forced as existing roles, firms, or industries cease to exist.
K）A multi-stage life will have profound changes not just in how you manage your career, but also in your approach to life. An increasingly important skill will be your ability to deal with change and even welcome it. A three-stage life has few transitions, while a multi-stage life has many. That is why being self-aware, investing in broader networks of friends, and being open to new ideas will become even more crucial skills.
L）These multi-stage lives will create extraordinary variety across groups of people simply because there are so many ways of sequencing the stages. More stages mean more possible sequences.
M）With this variety will come the end of the close association of age and stage. I n a three-stage life, people leave university at the same time and the same age, they tend to start their careers and family at the same age, they proceed through middle management all roughly the same time, and then move into retirement within a few years of each other. In a multi-stage life, you could be an undergraduate at 20, 40, or 60; a manager at 30, 50, or 70; and become an independent producer at any age.
N）Current life structures, career paths, educational choices, and social norms are out of tune with the emerging reality of longer lifespans. The three-stage life of full-time education, followed by continuous work, and then complete retirement may have worked for our parents or even grandparents, but it is not relevant today. We believe that to focus on longevity as primarily an issue of aging is to miss its full implications. Longevity is not necessarily about being older for longer. It is about living longer, being older later, and being younger longer.
36. An extended lifespan in the future will allow people to have more careers than now.
37. Just extending one’s career may have both positive and negative effects.
38. Nowadays, many Americans have on average delayed their marriage by some eight years.
39. Because of their longer lifespan, young people today no longer follow the pattern of life of their parents or grandparents.
40. Many more people will be expected to live over 100 by the mid-21st century.
41. A longer life will cause radical changes in people’s approach to life.
42. Fast technological change makes it necessary for one to constantly upgrade their skills.
43. Many people may not want to retire early because it would do harm to their mental and emotional well-being.
44. The close link between age and stage may cease to exist in a multi-stage life.
45. People living a longer and healthier life will have to rearrange their work and life.
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 46 to 50 are based on the following passage.
In the classic marriage vow（誓约）, couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health. But a new study finds that the risk of divorce among older couples rises when the wife-not the husband—becomes seriously ill.
“Married women diagnosed with a serious health condition may find themselves struggling with the impact of their disease while also experiencing the stress of divorce,” said researcher Amelia Karraker.
Karraker and co-author Kenzie Latham analyzed 20 years of data on 2,717 marriages from a study conducted by Indiana University since 1992. At the time of the first interview, at least one of the partners was over the age of 50.
The researchers examined how the onset（发生）of four serious physical illnesses affected marriages. They found that, overall, 31% of marriages ended in divorce over the period studied. The incidence of new chronic（慢性的）illness onset increased over time as will, with more husbands than wives developing serious health problems.
“We found that women are doubly vulnerable to marital break-up in the face of illness,” Karraker said. “They’re more likely to be widowed, and if they’re the noes who become ill, they’re more likely to get divorced.”
While the study didn’t assess why divorce in more likely when wives but not husbands become seriously ill, Karraker offers a few possible reasons. “Gender norms and social expectations about caregiving many make it more difficult for men to provide care to sick spouses,” Karraker said. “And because of the imbalance in marriage markets, especially in older ages, divorced men have more choices among prospective partners than divorced women.”
Given the increasing concern about health care costs for the aging population, Karraker believes policymakers should be aware of the relationship between disease and risk of divorce.
“Offering support services to spouses caring for their other halves may reduce marital stress and prevent divorce at older ages,” she said. “But it’s also important to recognize that the pressure to divorce may be health-related and that sick ex-wives may need additional care and services to prevent worsening health and increased health costs.”
46. What can we learn about marriage vows from the passage?
A) They may not guarantee a lasting marriage.
B) They are as binding as they used to be.
C) They are not taken seriously any more.
D) They may help couples tide over hard times.
47. What did Karraker and co-author Kenzie Latham find about elderly husbands?
A) They are generally not good at taking care of themselves.
B) They can become increasingly vulnerable to serious illnesses.
C) They can develop different kinds of illnesses just like their wives.
D) They are more likely to contract serious illnesses than their wives.
48. What does Karraker say about women who fall ill?
A) They are more likely to be widowed.
B) They are more likely to get divorced.
C) They are less likely to receive good care.
D) They are less likely to bother their spouses.
49. Why is it more difficult for men to take care of their sick spouses according to Karraker?
A) They are more accustomed to receiving care.
B) They find it more important to make money for the family.
C) They think it more urgent to fulfill their social obligations.
D) They expect society to do more of the job.
50. What does Karraker think is also important?
A) Reducing marital stress on wives.
B) Stabilizing old couples’s relations.
C) Providing extra care for divorced women.
D) Making men pay for their wives’ health costs.
Questions 51 to 55 are based on the following passage.
If you were like most children, you probably got upset when your mother called you by a sibling’s(兄弟姐妹的)name. How could she not know you? Did it mean she loved you less?
Probably not. According to the first research to tackle this topic head-on, misnaming the most familiar people in our life is a common cognitive (认知的)error that has to do with how our memories classify and store familiar names.
The study, published online in April in the journal Memory and Cognition,found that the “wrong” name is not random but is invariably fished out from the same relationship pond: children, siblings, friends. The study did not examine the possibility of deep psychological significance to the mistake, says psychologist David Rubin, “but it does tell us who’s in and who’s out of the group.”
The study also found that within that group, misnamings occurred where the names shared initial or internal sounds, like Jimmy and Joanie or John and Bob. Physical resemblance between people was not a factor. Nor was gender.
The researchers conducted five separate surveys of more than 1,700 people. Some of the surveys included only college students; others were done with a mixed-age population. Some asked subjects about incidents where someone close to them—family or friend—had called them by another person’s name. The other surveys asked about times when subjects had themselves called someone close to them by the wrong name. All the surveys found that people mixed up names within relationship groups such as grandchildren, friends and siblings but hardly ever crossed these boundaries.
In general, the study found that undergraduates were almost as likely as old people to make this mistake and men as likely as women. Older people and this mistake and men as likely as women. Older people and women made the mistake slightly more often, but that may be because grandparents have more grandchildren to mix up than parents have children. Also, mothers may call on their children more often than fathers, given traditional gender norms. There was no evidence that errors occurred more when the misnamer was frustrated, tired or angry.
51.How might people often feel when they were misnamed?
52.What did David Rubin’s research find about misnaming?
A)It is related to the way our memories work.
B)It is a possible indicator of a faulty memory.
C)It occurs mostly between kids and their friends.
D)It often causes misunderstandings among people.
53. What is most likely the cause of misnaming?
A) Similar personality traits.
B) Similar spellings of names.
C) Similar physical appearance.
D) Similar pronunciation of names.
54. What did the surveys of more than 1,700 subjects find about misnaming?
A) It more often than not hurts relationships.
B) It hardly occurs across gender boundaries.
C) It is most frequently found in extended families.
D) It most often occurs within a relationship groups.
55. Why do mothers misname their children more often than fathers?
A) They suffer more frustrations.
B) They become worn out more often.
C) They communicate more with their children.
D) They generally take on more work at home.
Part Ⅳ Translation (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.
Part I Writing(30 minutes)
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a news report to your school newspaper on a volunteer activity organized by your Student Union to help elderly people in the neighborhood .You should write at least 120 words not more than 180 words.
Young Volunteers Visited a Nursing Home
Volunteers from our university visited a nursing home located in Hangzhou on June 14th, which was highly appraised by the elderly there.
Upon the students’ arrival, tears of joy glistened in the seniors’ eyes when the young students presented them with well-prepared gifts. Then, the students talked to them one-on-one with kindness. Both the youth and the aged were willing to share their life stories, immersing in an atmosphere of joy. When it was time for the youngsters to leave, the elderly thanked them over and over again. And the volunteers expressed that they learned a lot and were all stunned by the optimism their elderly friends had for their future.
According to Winston Churchill, a British statesman, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The visit not only enriches the seniors’ daily life, but also provides the youth with an opportunity to learn some important life lessons from the elderly residents.
By Aria, school newspaper
Part 2 Listening Comprehension(25 minutes)
News report 1
A 9-year-old central California boy braved strong currents and cold water to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back. A California television station Enfresno, reported Tuesday that Jim Savage, set a record as the youngest swimmer to make the journey to the former prison. The TV station reported that by completing the swim, the fourth grade student from Losbanios broke a record previously held by a 10-year-old boy. Jim said that waves in the San Francisco Bay hitting him in the face 30 minutes into this swim, made him want to give up. His father said, he had offered his son 100 dollars as a reward. To encourage his struggling son, he doubled it to 200 dollars. James pushed forward, making it to Alcatraz Island and back in a little more than 2 hours. Alcatraz is over a mile from the mainland.
Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.
1. What did the boy from central California do according to report?
2. What did the father do to encourage his son?
News report 2
On the first January，new regulations were coming to a fact which eliminated an annual leave bonus for people who put off marriage until the age of 23 for women and 25 for men, the South China morning post reports. The holiday bonus was to design to encourage young people to delay getting married, in lines with China’s one-child policy, but with the policy now been abolished, this holiday incentive is no longer necessary.
The government says. In shanghai, the young couple at the registration office told the paper that they decided to register their marriage as soon as possible to take advantage of the existing policy. Because an extra holiday was a big deal for them. In Beijing, one registration office had about 300 couples seeking to get married the day after the changes were announced. Rather than the usual number, often between 70 and 80, but one lawyer tell the paper the changes still have to be adopted by local governments and this procedures take time, so people who are rushing for a marriage can relax.
Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.
3. What was purpose of the annual leave bonus of China?
4. What do we learn about the new regulations?
New report 3
Everyone loves a good house party, but the cleaning up in the next morning isn’t as enjoyable. Now however, a New Zealand based startup company aims to bring messy homes and even splitting headaches back to normal. The properly named startup Morning After Maids, was launched about 1 month ago in Auckland by room-maids Rebecca Folly and Catherine Ashers. Aside from cleaning up, the two will also cook breakfast and even get coffee and painkillers for recovering merrymakers. Although they are both gainfully employed, they did cleaning jobs into their nights and weekends which is when their service is in most demand anyway.
Besides being flatted with request from across the country, Folly and Ashers have also received request from the US and Canada to provide the services there, they are reportedly meeting with lawyers to see how best to take the business forward,
Question 5—7 are based on the news report you have just heard.
5. what is the news report mainly about?
6. what is the common problem of the house party?
7. what are Rebecca Folly and Catherin Ashish planning to do?
Long Conversation 1
W: Carl, how did your driver’s theory exam go? It was yesterday, right?
M: Yes, I’ve prepared as much as I could. But I was so nervous since it was my second trial. The people who worked at the test center were very kind though. We had a little conversation which calmed me down a bit, and that was just what I needed. Then, after the exam, they printed out my result. But I was afraid to open it until I was outside. I was such a relief that I passed.
W: Congratulations! I knew you could do it. I think you underestimated how difficult it would be the first time, didn’t you? I hear a lot of people make that mistake and go in underprepared. But good job in passing the second time. I’m so proud of you. Now, all you have to do next is your road test. Have you had any lessons yet?
M: Yes, thanks. I’m so happy to be actually on the road now. I’ve only had two driving lessons so far, and my instructor is very understanding. So,I’m really enjoying it. I can’t wait for my next session. Although the lessons are rather expensive. 20 pounds an hour, and the instructor says I’ll need above 30—40 lessons in total, that’s what? 6—8 hundred pounds. So, this time, I’ll need to make a lot more effort, and hopefully, I’ll be successful the first time.
W: Well, good luck.
Questions 8—11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
8. What did the man do yesterday?
9. Why did he fail the exam the first time?
10. What does the man say about his driving lessons?
11. What does the man hope to do next?
Long Conversation 2
这篇对话是校园场景类的对话，出现了很多往年校园场景类对话中出现过的词汇。对话内容是两个学生在讨论他们的学习和毕业后的工作。开头题，考点句就在第一轮对话的问句里。细节题，这轮对话是女生提问，男生回答，重点听男生说话，不难发现 only 所在的句子。细节题。和第二题同一轮对话，所以重点仍然是男生说自己，或者女生说对方的内容。最后一轮对话是男生提问，所以重点听女生。关注but转折后的内容。
M: Emma, I’ve got accepted to the university of Leads. Since you’re going to university in England, do you know how much it is for international students to study there?
W: Congratulations. Yes, I believe for international students, you’ll have to pay around 13,000 pounds a year, it’s just a bit more than the local students.
M: OK, that’s about 17,000 dollars for the tuition and fees. Anyway, I’m only going to be there for a year, doing my masters. So it’s pretty good. If I stayed in the U.S., it’d take 2 years, and cost at least 50,000 dollars in tuition alone. Also, I have a good chance of winning a scholarship at Leads, which would be pretty awesome, the benefit of being a music genius.
W: Yeah, I heard you are a talented piano player. So you are doing a post- graduate degree now? I’m still in my last year, graduating next June. Finally, I’ll be done with my studies, and could go on to earning lots of money.
M: Are you still planning on being a teacher? No money at that job then.
W: You’d be surprised, I’m still going to be a teacher. But the plan is to work at an international school overseas, after I get a year or so experience in England. It’s better paid, and I get to travel, which reminds me I’m late for my class, and I’ve got some documents I need to print out first. I’ve got to run.
Questions 12—15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. What does the man want to know?
13. What is the man going to do?
14. What might qualify the man for a scholarship at the leads university?
15. What is the woman planning to do after graduation?
短文第一篇是说明介绍性的文章，介绍了蚂蚁，着重介绍了对于人类房屋有危害的蚂蚁品种。文章主旨题，答案出现在听力开篇处。第二题的出现位置较后，需要考生保持耐心。听到“in addition” 的时候紧张起来，就能听到答案句最后一道题往往出在结尾处。反复出现的信息。
Scientists have identified thousands of known ants species around the world. And only a few of them bug humans. Most ants live in the woods, or out in nature. There, they keep other creatures in check, distribute seeds, and clean dead and decaying materials from the ground. A very small percentage of ants do harm to humans. But those are incredibly challenging to control. They are small enough to easily slip inside your house. Live in colonies that number in the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands, and reproduce quickly. That makes them good at getting in, and hard to kick out. Once they settle in, these insects start affecting your home. In addition to barging ants, other species can cause different kinds of damage. Some, like carpenter ants, can undermine a home structure, while others interfere with the electrical units.
Unfortunately, our homes are very attractive to ants, because it provides everything the colony needs to survive, such as food, water, and shelter. So, how can we prevent ants from getting into our homes? Most important of all, avoid giving ants any access to food, particularly sugary food, because ants have a sweet tooth. We also need to clean up spills as soon as they occur, and store food in air-tight containers. Even garbage attracts ants, so empty your trash as often as possible. And store your outside garbage in a lidded can, while away from doors and windows.
Questions 16—18 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
16. What does the passage say about ants?
17. What do we learn from the passage about carpenter ants?
18. What can we do to prevent ants from getting into our homes?
短文第2篇是一篇自述，介绍了“我”在老年保健领域的研究工作。体裁接近下午六级section C。文章主旨题，答案出现在听力开篇处，第一句话直接出答案，在开头走神的考生很容易失去第一道题的答案。细节题。细节题，和第2 题的位置很接近。但通过反复听到的“old” 和”health”，不难找到答案。
My research focus is on what happens to our immune system as we age. So the job of the immune system is to fight infections. It also protects us from viruses and from autoimmune diseases. We know that as we get older, it's easier for us to get affections. So older adults have more chances of falling ill. This is evidence that our immune system really doesn't function so well when we age. In most of our work, when we were looking at older adults who’ve got an illness, we always have to have health controls. So we work very closely with a great group of volunteers called the One Thousand Elders, these volunteers are all 65 or over, but in good health. They come to the university to provide us with blood samples to be interviewed and to help us to carry out a whole range of research. The real impact of our research is going to be on health in old age. At the moment, we are living much longer. Life expectancy is increasing at 2 years for every decade, that means an extra 5 hours a day. I want to make sure that older adults are still able to enjoy their old age, and that they are not spending time in hospital with infection. Felling unwell and being generally weak we want people to be healthy even when they are old.
Questions 19—21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. What is the focus of the speaker’s research?
20. What are the volunteers are asked to do in the research?
21. What does the speaker say will be the impact of his research?
When Ted Komada started teaching 14 years ago at Kilip Elementary, he didn’t know how to manage a classroom and was struggling to connect with students, he noticed a couple of days after school that a group of kid would get together to play chess. “I know how to play chess, let me go and show these kids how to do it,” he said. Now, Komada coaches the school’s chess team. The whole program started as a safe place for kids to come after school. And this week, dozens of those students are getting ready to head out to Nashville Tennessee to compete with about 5000 other young people at the Super Nationals of Chess. The competition only happens every four years, and the last time the team went, they won the third place in the nation. Komada says Chess gives him and his students control. The school has the highest number of kids from low-income families. Police frequent the area day and night. As 2 months ago, a young man was shot just down the street. Komada likes to teach his students that they should think about their move before they do it. The lessons proved valuable outside the classroom as well. Many parents see these lessons translate into the real world. Students are more likely to think about their actions and see whether they will lead to trouble.
Questions 22—25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. What did Ted Komada notice one day after he started teaching at Kilip Elementary?
23. What are dozens of students from Komada’s school going to do this week?
24. What do we learn about the students of Kilip Elementary?
25. What have the students learned from Komada?
A News Reports
1D he set a record by swimming to and from an island
2B he doubled the reward
3C to encourage late marriage
4A they will not come into immediate effect
5B A new company to clean up the mess after parties
6A it leaves the house in a mess
7C expand their business
Section B Long Conversations
8B he took the driver’s theory exam
9A he was not well prepared
10C they are costly
11D pass his road test the first time
12D leeds’ tuition for international students
13A pursue postgraduate studies
14C his outstanding musical talent
15B teach overseas
Section C passages
16B only a few species cause trouble to humans
17C they can cause damage to people’s home
18D deny them access to any food
19C the change in people’s immune system as they get older
20A offer blood samples
21Dhelping improve old people’s health conditions
22A a group of kids were playing chess after school
23D participate in a national chess competition
24B most of them come from low-income families
25A think twice before taking action
Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on ANSWER SHEET 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
Ships are often sunk in order to create underwater reefs (暗礁) perfect for scuba driving (水肺式潜泳) and preserving marine 26 . Turkish authorities have just sunk something a little different than a ship, and it wouldn’t normally ever touch water, an Airbus A300. The hollowed-out A300 was 27 of everything potentially harmful to the environment and sunk off the Aegean coast today/ Not only will the sunken plane 28 the perfect skeleton for artificial reef growth, but authorities hope this new underwater attraction will bring tourist to the area.
The plane 29 a total length of 54 meters, where experienced scuba divers will 30 be able to venture through the cabin and around the plane’s 31 . Aydin Municipality bought the plane from a private company for just under US$100,000,but they hope to see a return on that 32 through the tourism industry. Tourism throughout Turkey is expected to fall this year as the country has been the 33 of several deadly terrorist attacks. As far as sunken planes go,this Airbus A300 is the largest 34 sunk aircraft ever.
Taking a trip underwater and 35 the inside of a sunken A300 would be quite an adventure, and that is exactly what Turkish authorities are hoping this attraction will make people think. Drawing in adventure seekers and experienced divers, this new artificial Airbus reef will be a scuba diver’s paradise(天堂).
A) create B) depressed C) eventually D) Experiences E) exploring F) exterior G) habitats H) innovate
I)intentionally J)investment K)revealing L)stretches
M)stripped N)territory O)victim
答案：26. G 27. M 28. A 29. L 30.C 31.F 32. J 33. O 34. I 35. E
26. 根据空格位置，marine此处形容词，可判断出26题应为名词。marine的意思是“海生的，海运的”固定搭配“marine habitat”海洋栖息地。所以本题答案为“G”habitat“栖息地”。
27. 根据空格位置，词性应该为动词的被动态。本篇文章对A300持有肯定态度，所以此句想表达“A300”对环境没有任何潜在的坏处，故答案应为“M”, “be stripped of”意为“剥夺”。
28. 此题空格前有“will”, 所以此处应填动词原形。选项中动词原形有“A”和“H”, 根据句意得知，沉没的飞机可以让人工珊瑚长的更好。所以本题答案为“A”，create“创造，产生”。
30. 此处应填副词，用来修饰后面的“be able to venture”, 答案应锁定在“C”eventually和“L”intentionally。这句话的意思是水肺式潜水者能够在船舱内冒险。故选项“C”eventually“最终地”，更符合句意。
32. 因为空格前为“on that”...所以此处应为名词。本句话的大意是：买这架飞机花了很多钱，所以他们希望通过【米乐-米乐官网】业能够看到自己米乐-米乐官网的回报。所以答案为“J”investment“米乐-米乐官网”。
34. 此处应为副词形式。因为副词修饰形容词“largest”。副词只剩“I”intentionally有目的性地，故意地，修饰后面sunk, 所以本题答案为“I”。
35. 此题应为v.-ing形式，与and前的“taking a trip underwater”保持并列。“E”exploring和“K”revealing都是v.-ing形式。根据本句句意，“E”exploring“探索”更符合句意。本句话的意思是“水下【米乐-米乐官网】和探索沉没的A300的内部都会是一场冒险”。
Directions: In this section, you are going to read a passage with ten statements attached to it. Each statement contains information given in one of the paragraphs. Identify the paragraph from which the information is derived. You may choose a paragraph more than once. Each paragraph is marked with a letter. Answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2.
Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
[A] As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, or movies. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through security, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done. Even worse, after refreshing our email or reading the same studies over and over, we are too exhausted when we land to soldier on with (继续处理) the emails that have inevitably still piled up.
[B] Why should flying deplete us? We’re just sitting there doing nothing. Why can’t we be tougher, more resilient (有复原力的) and determined in our work so we can accomplish all of the goals we set for ourselves? Based on our current research, we have come to realize that the problem is not our hectic schedule or the plane travel itself; the problem comes from a misconception of what it means to be resilient, and the resulting impact of overworking.
[C] We often take a militaristic, “tough” approach to resilience and determination like a Marine pulling himself through the mud, a boxer going one more round, or a football player picking himself up off the ground for one more play. We believe that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be. However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate.
[D] The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Research has found that there is a direct correlation between lack of recovery and increased incidence of health and safety problems. And lack of recovery—whether by disrupting sleep with thoughts of work or having continuous cognitive arousal by watching our phones—is costing our companies $62 billion a year in lost productivity.
[E] And just because work stops, it doesn’t mean we are recovering. We “stop” work sometimes at 5pm, but then we spend the night wrestling with solutions to work problems, talking about our work over dinner, and falling asleep thinking about how much work we’ll do tomorrow. In a study just released, researchers from Norway found that 7.8% of Norwegians have become workaholics(工作狂). The scientists cite a definition of “workaholism” as “being overly concerned about work, driven by an uncontrollable work motivation, and investing so much time and effort in work that it impairs other important life areas.”
[F] We believe that the number of people who fit that definition includes the majority of American workers, which prompted us to begin a study of workaholism in the U.S. Our study will use a large corporate dataset from a major medical company to examine how technology extends our working hours and thus interferes with necessary cognitive recovery, resulting in huge health care costs and turnover costs for employers.
[G] The misconception of resilience is often bred from an early age. Parents trying to teach their children resilience might celebrate a high school student staying up until 3am to finish a science fair project. What a distortion of resilience! A resilient child is a well-rested one. When an exhausted student goes to school, he risks hurting everyone on the road with his impaired driving; he doesn’t have the cognitive resources to do well on his English test; he has lower self-control with his friends; and at home, he is moody with his parents. Overwork and exhaustion are the opposite of resilience and the bad habits we acquire when we’re young only magnify when we hit the workforce.
[H] As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz have written, if you have too much time in the performance zone, you need more time in the recovery zone, otherwise you risk burnout. Gathering your resources to “try hard” requires burning energy in order to overcome your currently low arousal level. It also worsens exhaustion. Thus the more imbalanced we become due to overworking, the more value there is in activities that allow us to return to a state of balance. The value of a recovery period rises in proportion to the amount of work required of us.
[I] So how do we recover and build resilience? Most people assume that if you stop doing a task like answering emails or writing a paper, your brain will naturally recover, so that when you start again later in the day or the next morning, you’ll have your energy back. But surely everyone reading this has had times when you lie in bed for hours, unable to fall asleep because your brain is thinking about work. If you lie in bed for eight hours, you may have rested, but you can still feel exhausted the next day. That’s because rest and recovery are not the same thing.
[J] If you’re trying to build resilience at work, you need adequate internal and external recovery periods. As researchers Zijlstra, Cropley and Rydstedt write in their 2014 paper: “Internal recovery refers to the shorter periods of relaxation that take place within the frames of the work day or the work setting in the form of short scheduled or unscheduled breaks, by shifting attention or changing to other work tasks when the mental or physical resources required for the initial task are temporarily depleted or exhausted. External recovery refers to actions that take place outside of work—e.g. in the free time between the work days, and during weekends, holidays or vacations.” If after work you lie around on your bed and get irritated by political commentary on your phone or get stressed thinking about decisions about how to renovate your home, your brain has not received a break from high mental arousal states. Our brains need a rest as much as our bodies do.
[K] If you really want to build resilience, you can start by strategically stopping. Give yourself the resources to be tough by creating internal and external recovery periods. Amy Blankson describes how to strategically stop during the day by using technology to control overworking. She suggests downloading the Instant or Moment apps to see how many times you turn on your phone each day. You can also use apps like Offtime or Unplugged to create tech free zones by strategically scheduling automatic airplane modes. The average person turns on their phone 150 times every day. If every distraction took only 1 minute, that would account for 2.5 hours a day.
[L] In addition, you can take a cognitive break every 90 minutes to charge your batteries. Try to not have lunch at your desk, but instead spend time outside or with your friends—not talking about work. Take all of your paid time off, which not only gives you recovery periods, but raises your productivity and likelihood of promotion.
[M] As for us, we’ve started using our plane time as a work-free zone, and thus time to dip into the recovery phase. The results have been fantastic. We are usually tired already by the time we get on a plane, and the crowded space and unstable internet connection make work more challenging. Now, instead of swimming upstream, we relax, sleep, watch movies, or listen to music. And when we get off the plane, instead of being depleted, we feel recovered and ready to return to the performance zone.
36. It has been found that inadequate recovery often leads to poor health and accidents.
37. Mental relaxation is much needed, just as physical relaxation is.
38. Adequate rest not only helps one recover, but also increases one’s work efficiency.
39. The author always has a hectic time before taking a flight.
40. Recovery may not take place even if one seems to have stopped working.
41. It is advised that technology be used to prevent people from overworking.
42. Contrary to popular belief, rest does not equal recovery.
43. The author has come to see that his problem results from a misunderstanding of the meaning of resilience.
44. People’s distorted view about resilience may have developed from their upbringing.
45. People tend to think the more determined they are, the greater their success will be.
答案：36.D 37. J 38. L 39. A 40. E 41. K 42. I 43.B 44. G 45. C
36. 答案：D。题干中inadequate recovery替换原文D段中的lack of a recovery。
37. 答案：J。题干中relaxation is much needed, just as physical relaxation is替换原文J段中第二句的the mental or physical resources required。
38. 答案：L。题干中increases one’s work efficiency替换原文L段最后一句中的raises your productivity
39. 答案：A。题干中has a hectic time before taking a flight.替换原文A段第三句中的Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight。
40. 答案：E。题干中Recovery may not take place even if one seems to have stopped working.替换原文E段第一句的And just because work stops, it doesn’t mean we are recovering。
41. 答案：K。题干中technology be used to prevent people from overworking替换原文K段第二句中的by using technology to control overworking。
42. 答案：I题干中rest does not equal recovery替换原文I段中最后一句That’s because rest and recovery are not the same thing。
43. 答案：B。题干中problem results from a misunderstanding替换原文B段最后一句中的the problem comes from a misconception。
44. 答案：G题干中developed from their upbringing替换原文G段中第一句的often bred from an early age
45. 答案：C题干中People tend to think the more determined they are, the greater their success will be.替换原文C段第二句中的We believe that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be。
Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is followed by some questions 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…….
Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
Question 46 to 50 are based on the following passage.
Most kids grow up learning they cannot draw on the walls. But it might be time …….. training—this summer, a group of culture addicts, artists and community organization …. New Yorkers to write all over the walls of an old house on Governor’s Island.
The project is called Writing On it All, and it’s a participatory writing project ….. that has happened on Governor’s Island every summer since 2013.
“Most of the participants are people who are just walking by or are on the island…..,or they just kind of happen to be there,” Alexandra Chasin , artistic director…… tells Smithsonian.com.
The 2016 season runs through June 26 and features sessions facilitated by …..to domestic workers . Each session has a theme, and participants are give ….and prompts and asked to cover surfaces with their thoughts and art. ….range from one that turns the house into a collaborative essay to one……of exile.
…..vernor’s Island is a national historic landmark district long used for ….own as “New York’s shared space for art and play,” the island , …… and Brooklyn in Upper New York Bay ,is closed to cars but open to …for festivals, picnics, adventures, as well as these “legal graffiti(涂鸦)…… notes and art scribbled (涂画)on the walls are an experiment in self-…… have ranged in age from 2 to 85.Though Chasin says the focus of….activity of writing, rather than the text that ends up getting written, some of the work that comes out of the sessions has stuck with her.
“One of the sessions that moved me the most was state violence on black women and black girls, ”says Chasin, explaining that in one room, people wrote down the names of those killed because of it. “people do beautiful work and leave beautiful messages.”
46. what does the project Writing On It All invite people to do?
A) Unlearn their training in drawing.
B) Participate in a state graffiti show.
C) Cover the walls of an old house with graffiti
D) Exhibit their artistic creation in an old house.
47. what do we learn about the participants in the project?
A) They are just culture addicts. C)They are writers and artists
B) They are graffiti enthusiasts D)They are mostly passers-by
48. What did the project participants do during the 2016 season?
A) They were free to scribble on the walls whatever came to their mind.
B) They expressed their thoughts in graffiti on the theme of each session
C) They learned the techniques of collaborative writing.
D) They were required to cooperate with other creators.
49. What kind of place is Governor’s Island?
A) It is a historic site that attracts tourists and artists
B) It is an area now accessible only to tourist vehicles
C) It is a place in Upper New York Bay formerly used for exiles
D) It is an open area for tourists to enjoy themselves year round.
50. What does Chasin say about the project?
A) It just focused on the sufferings of black females
B) It helped expand the influence of graffiti art.
C) It has started the career of many creative artists.
D) It has created some meaningful artistic works.
46. 选C，替换了原文para1中的to write all over the walls of an old house on Governor’s Island.
A：对原文1-1细节信息的改写重组：原文1-1中的learn被改成unlearn , 再结合train贺draw两个原文复现词汇，组合成了该干扰选项。
D：属于无中生有，artistic creations 未出现过
47. 选D，由定位词participants定位在3-1，D选项对原文的people who are just walking by 进行了改写
A，C，B选项受1-2中信息culture addicts, artists….等的干扰
48. 选B，由定位词2016season 回到原文para4, B答案是对4-2Each season has a theme , and participants are given … and prompts and asked to cover surfaces with their thoughts and art.
A :原文未提及be free to scribble
49. 选A，A是对原文5-1… is a national historic landmark district long used for ….的改写
B：错在only to.. 原文5-4说明这个岛屿还会对其他对象开放
50. 选D，是对6-3“people do beautiful work and leave beautiful messages”的改写
A：错在just focused on….原文未提及这点
B：错在help expand the influence of…这个选项很符合常识，所以易被选去
Questions 51 to 55 are based on the following passage
Online programs to fight depression are already commercially available. While they sound efficient cost-saving, a recent study reports that they are not effective, primarily because depressed patients are not likely to engage with them or stick with them.
The study looked at computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, helping people challenge negative thoughts and change the way they think in order to change their mood and behaviors. However, online CBT programs have been gaining popularity, with the attraction of providing low-cost help wherever someone has access to a computer.
A team of researchers from the University of York conducted a randomized (随机的) control trialwith691 depressed patients from 83 physician practices across the England. The patients were split into three groups: one group received only usual care from a physician while the other two groups received usual care from a physician plus one of two computerized CBT programs. Participants were balanced across the three groups for age, sex, educational background, severity and duration of depression, and use of antidepressants(抗抑郁药).
After four months, the patients using the computerized CBT programs had no improvement in depression levels over the patients who were only getting usual care from their doctors.
“It’s an important, cautionary note that we shouldn’t get too carried away with the idea that a computer system can replace doctors and therapists,” says Christopher Dowrick, a professor of primary medical care at the University of Liverpool. “We do still need the human touch or the human interaction, particularly when people are depressed.”
Being depressed can mean feeling “lost in your own small, negative, dark world,” Dowrick says. Having a person, instead of a computer, reach out to you is particularly important in combating that sense of isolation. “When you’re emotionally vulnerable, you’re even more need of a caring human beings,” he says.
51. What does the recent study say about online CBT programs?
A) Patients may not be able to carry them through for effective cure.
B) Patients cannot engage with them without the use of a computer.
C) They can save patients trouble visiting physicians.
D) They have been well received by a lot of patients.
52. What has made online CBT programs increasingly popular?
A) Their effectiveness in combating depression.
B) The low efficiency of traditional talk therapy.
C) Their easy and inexpensive access by patients.
D) The recommendation by primary care doctors.
53. What is the major finding by researchers at the University of York?
A) Online CBT programs are no more effective than regular care from……
B) The process of treating depression is often more complicated than a……
C) The combination of traditional CBT and computerized CBT is mos……
D) Depression is a mental condition which is to be treated with extrer……
54……is Professor Dowrick’s advice concerning online CBT programs?
A)They should not be neglected in primary care.
B)Their effectiveness should not be overestimated.
C)They should be used by strictly following instructions
D)Their use should be encouraged by doctors and therapists
55……more important to an emotionally vulnerable person?
A) positive state of mind C)Timely encouragement
B) Appropriate medication D)Human inter……
51. What does the recent study say about online CBT programs?
【解析】由题干关键词“the recent study”和“CBT”定位到第一段第二句第二段第一句。第一段第二句已给出此研究的观点即“not effective”，原因由“because”引导的内容“are not likely to engage with them or stick with them”得出，抑郁症患者不太可能参与并且坚持完全程，对应A选项“Patients may not be able to carry them through for effective cure”。
52. What has made online CBT programs increasingly popular?
【解析】由题干关键词“CBT”和“increasingly popular”定位第三段最后一句“online CBT programs have been gaining popularity”，受欢迎的因素紧随其后——“low cost help”“access to a computer”，选项C“Their easier and inexpensive access by patients”是原文的同义替换，故为答案。
53. What is the major finding by researchers at the University of York?
【解析】由题干关键词“researchers”和“the University of York”定位到第四段。第四段描述的是研究主要内容和过程，而题干问的“major finding”在第五段可以找到——“had no improvement in depression levels over the patients who were only getting usual care from their doctors”，将两种治疗方法进行对比，发现用网络CBT疗法的病人没有得到更有效的改善，所以对应选项A Online CBT programs are no more effective than regular care from p...。
54. What is Professor Dowrick’s advice concerning online CBT programs?
【解析】由题干关键词“Professor Dowrick”定位到第六段。第六段的第一句话是Dowrick教授的建议——“we shouldn’t get too carried away with the idea that a computer system can replace doctors and therapists”。教授建议不应该过于沉迷于电脑【米乐-米乐官网】可以替代医生和治疗专家的观点，因此对应B选项“Their effectiveness should be not be overestimated”。
55. What is more important to an emotionally vulnerable person?
【解析】由题干关键词“emotionally vulnerable person”定位到最后一段最后一句，对“a caring human being”的需要对应D选项“Human interaction”。
Part IV Translation(30 minutes)
Directions:For this part，you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English.You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.
【译文】Paper cutting, with a history of 2,000 years, is a unique form of Chinese folk arts. It probably originated from Han Dynasty after the invention of the paper. Since then, it has gained popularity in many parts of China. The material and the tool used for paper cutting are very simple: paper and scissors. The paper-cutting artwork is usually made of the red paper, because the color red is connected with happiness in traditional Chinese culture. Therefore, the red paper-cutting is the first option of the door and window decoration in joyous occasion such as weddings and the Spring Festival.
【解析】考查一主多动词的翻译技巧：同一个主语“剪纸”有两个谓语“是”和“有”，可以将其中一个动词处理成谓语，另一个动词处理成非谓语、介词或者其他形式。考查后置定语的翻译技巧。剪纸：paper cutting;民间艺术：folk art; 独特的：unique;形式：form
【参考答案】Paper cutting, with a history of 2,000 years, is a unique form of Chinese folk arts.
或者Paper cutting, a unique form of Chinese folk arts, has a history of 2,000 years.
【解析】考查一主多动词的翻译技巧。同一个主语“剪纸”有“源于”和“(是)继…”两个动词，可以将其中一个动词处理成谓语，另一个动词处理成非谓语、介词或者其他形式。源于：originate from/be date back to等;很可能：probably;汉代：Han Dynasty;发明：invention(n.)
【参考答案】It probably originated from Han Dynasty after the invention of the paper.
【解析】考查状语的翻译语序和完成时态。从此：since then;得到普及：become universal / gain popularity;在米乐-米乐官网的许多地方：in many parts of China
【参考答案】Since then, it has gained popularity in many parts of China.
【解析】考查后置定语的翻译。主干是“材料和工具都很简单”，修饰是“剪纸用的”译文“used for paper cutting”。材料：material;工具：tool;剪刀：scissors
【参考答案】The material and the tool used for paper cutting are very simple: paper and scissors.
【解析】考查被动结构的翻译：用……做成的 is made of;剪纸作品：paper-cutting artwork;与…相联：be associated with / be connected with / be related to; 米乐-米乐官网传统米乐-米乐官网 Chinese traditional culture
【参考答案】The paper-cutting artwork is usually made of the red paper, because the color red is connected with happiness in Chinese traditional culture.
【解析】考查后置定语的翻译。“【米乐-米乐官网】装饰的首选”译文“首选 of 【米乐-米乐官网】装饰”。婚礼：wedding;春节：the Spring Festival;喜庆场合：joyous occasion;【米乐-米乐官网】装饰：the door and window decoration;首选：first option / choice
【参考答案】Therefore, the red paper-cutting is the first option of the door and window decoration in joyous occasion such as weddings and the Spring Festival.
或者Therefore, people decorate their doors and windows with the red paper-cutting as the first option in joyous occasion such as weddings and the Spring Festival.