Like many young people, Jessica wants to travel the globe. Unlike most of them, this 25-year-old is doing it 1 . She and her husband have spent the last two years traveling the world, stopping everywhere from Paris to Singapore. It might sound like one long, expensive 2 , but the couple has an unusual way to make their travel 3 .

They’re part of a new form of the 4 economy: an online group of house sitters. Throughout their no-cost stays in 5 homes, they feed pets and water plants in the homeowner’s 6 .

It’s not all sightseeing. The two travelers carefully 7 their trips, scheduling their days around the pets that are sometimes difficult to 8 . But house sitting also offers a level of 9 they can’t find in a hotel. “It’s like 10 at a friend’s house,” Jessica says.

The couple has a high 11 rate in getting accepted as house sitters and they always go beyond the homeowner’s 12 . For Jessica, that means 13 plenty of pictures of happy pets, keeping the house 14 and leaving a nice small gift before heading to the next house. “You want to make the homeowner feel that they made the right 15 ,” she says.

1 A indoors B online C single-handed D full-time

2 A game B service C vacation D procedure

3 A safe B busy C helpful D affordable

4 A local B private C sharing D agricultural

5 A strangers’ B parents’ C co-workers’ D neighbors’

6 A favor B defense C honor D absence

7 A plan B explain C compare D complete

8 A buy B transport C choose D please

9 A support B comfort C control D attention

10 A cooking B staying C waiting D studying

11 A success B survival C growth D unemployment

12 A budget B abilities C expectations D understanding

13 A admiring B donating C sending D borrowing

14 A clean B open C simple D empty

15 A guess B decision C response D impression


D    2 C    3 D    4 C    5 A    6 D    7 A    8 D    9 B    10 B    11 A    12 C    13 C    14 A    15 B

【导语】这是一篇记叙文。主要介绍了 Jessica 和丈夫通过当看房人来环球旅行的事情。在他们免费住在陌生人家里的过程中,他们会在房主不在的时候喂宠物、给植物浇水。这对夫妇被接受为看房人的成功率很高,他们总是超出房主的预期。

1 .考查形容词词义辨析。句意:与他们中的大多数人不同,这位 25 岁的年轻人全职从事这项工作。 A. indoors 室内; B. online 在线的; C. single-handed 单手的; D. full-time 全职的。根据后文 “She and her husband have spent the last two years traveling the world, stopping everywhere from Paris to Singapore.( 在过去的两年里,她和她的丈夫周游世界,从巴黎到新加坡都在这里停留 )” 可知,这位 25 岁的年轻人全职从事这项工作。故选 D

2 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:这听起来像是一个漫长而昂贵的假期,但这对夫妇有一种不同寻常的方式让他们的旅行负担得起。 A. game 游戏; B. service 服务; C. vacation 假期; D. procedure 手续。结合上文可知 Jessica 在环球旅行,所以是假期。故选 C

3 .考查形容词词义辨析。句意:这听起来像是一个漫长而昂贵的假期,但这对夫妇有一种不同寻常的方式让他们的旅行负担得起。 A. safe 安全的; B. busy 忙碌的; C. helpful 有帮助的; D. affordable 买的起的。对应上文 “It might sound like one long, expensive” 指听起来昂贵,但这对夫妇有一种不同寻常的方式让他们的旅行负担得起。故选 D

4 .考查形容词词义辨析。句意:他们是共享经济新形式的一部分:在线看房者。 A. local 当地的; B. private 私人的; C. sharing 分享; D. agricultural 农业的。根据后文 “economy: an online group of house sitters” 以及提到他们免费住在陌生人家里,可见是共享经济,故选 C

5 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:在他们免费住在陌生人家里的过程中,他们会在房主不在的时候喂宠物、给植物浇水。 A. strangers’ 陌生人的; B. parents’ 父母的; C. co-workers’ 同事的; D. neighbors’ 邻居的。根据上文可知他们在环球旅行,所以是住在陌生人的家里。故选 A

6 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:在他们免费住在陌生人家里的过程中,他们会在房主不在的时候喂宠物、给植物浇水。 A. favor 帮助; B. defense 防御; C. honor 荣誉; D. absence 缺席。根据上文 “they feed pets and water plants in the homeowner’s” 指在房主不在的时候喂宠物、给植物浇水。故选 D

7 .考查动词词义辨析。句意:这两位旅行者仔细地计划他们的旅行,围绕着有时很难取悦的宠物安排他们的日子。 A. plan 计划; B. explain 解释; C. compare 比较; D. complete 完成。根据宾语 “their trips” 指计划旅行,应用 plan 。故选 A

8 .考查动词词义辨析。句意:这两位旅行者仔细地计划他们的旅行,围绕着有时很难取悦的宠物安排他们的日子。 A. buy 购买; B. transport 运输; C. choose 选择; D. please 取悦。根据上文 “the pets that are sometimes difficult to” 指某些宠物很难照管,故选 D

9 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:但照看房子也能提供一种在酒店里找不到的舒适感。 A. support 支持; B. comfort 舒适,安慰; C. control 控制; D. attention 注意力。结合后文提到像住在朋友家,可见照看房子也能提供一种在酒店里找不到的舒适感。故选 B

10 .考查动词词义辨析。句意: 这就像住在朋友家一样, ”Jessica 说。 A. cooking 烹饪; B. staying 停留; C. waiting 等待; D. studying 学习。根据后文 “at a friend’s house” 指像呆在朋友家,应用 stay at 。故选 B

11 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:这对夫妇被接受为看房人的成功率很高,他们总是超出房主的预期。 A. success 成功; B. survival 存活; C. growth 生长; D. unemployment 失业。根据后文 “rate in getting accepted as house sitters” 可知此处指他们被接受为看房人的成功率,应用 success 。故选 A

12 .考查名词词义辨析。句意:这对夫妇被接受为看房人的成功率很高,他们总是超出房主的预期。 A. budget 预算; B. abilities 能力; C. expectations 期待; D. understanding 理解。上文提到这对夫妇被接受为看房人的成功率很高,是因为他们总是超出房主的预期,所以成功率才高。故选 C

13 .考查动词词义辨析。句意:对杰西卡来说,这意味着发送大量快乐宠物的照片,保持房子的清洁,在去下一个房子之前留下一份漂亮的小礼物。 A. admiring 钦佩; B. donating 捐赠; C. sending 发送; D. borrowing 借来。根据后文 “plenty of pictures of happy pets” 指给房主发送宠物的照片。故选 C

14 .考查形容词词义辨析。句意:对杰西卡来说,这意味着发送大量快乐宠物的照片,保持房子的清洁,在去下一个房子之前留下一份漂亮的小礼物。 A. clean 干净的; B. open 开放的; C. simple 简单的; D. empty 空的。根据上文可知,他们的职责就是照看房子,所以要保持房子的清洁。故选 A

15 .考查名词词义辨析。句意: 你要让房主觉得他们做了正确的决定, 她说。 A. guess 猜测; B. decision 决定; C. response 反应; D. impression 印象。是房主选择了他们当看房人,所以是房主做了正确的决定,故选 B


Buckingham Palace

It is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in London. The architectural core of Buckingham Palace is the former Buckingham Housebuilt in 1703. You can visit the state rooms from August to October when the Queen is on holiday. It is one of the world’s most familiar buildings. It has 775 rooms. During the summer the famous Changing of the Guards takes place at the front of the palace at 11:30 and is a popular event for visitors to the capital.

Big Ben and Westminster Palace

It is one of London’s best-known landmarks. Big lien is the name of the clock inside the Clock Tower. It lies at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament. Westminster Palace is one of the largest parliaments in the world. It was built between 1840 and 1880.

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historical monument in Central London on the north bank of the river Thames. It was founded by William the Conqueror. It was a palace and a prison (for Queen Elizabeth I for example).There you can see strange guards called “the Beefeaters”. Since the beginning of the 14th century, the Tower of London has been the home of the world famous British Crown Jewels-they are a must of your visit!

Trafalgar Square

It was named in 1835 to give honour to the memory of the British victory over the French at Trafalgar in 1805. There is a huge statue of Admiral Nelson (the British hero killed during the battle) in the middle of the square. It is a popular tourist attraction with the four lion statues.

136Which has the second longest history?

ATrafalgar Square.                                       BThe Tower of London.

CWestminster Palace.                                   DBuckingham House.

137What is The Tower of London noted for in the world?

AIts strange guards.                                      BIts British Crown Jewels.

CIts founder.                                               DIts geographical site.

138Why was Trafalgar Square built?

AA battle happened here.                              BIt could be good for tourism.

CAdmiral Nelson was horn here.                    DFour lion statues had been built.


    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ( the Hall of Fame for short ) is a fantastic destination for everyone from lifelong basketball fans to families with children who are just beginning to explore the world's most popular sport. Each year, several thousand visitors crowd into this birthplace of basket-ball.

Dates and Hours of Operation

The Hall of Fame is open Wednesday through Sunday from late November through March 31 and daily the rest of the year. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Friday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Because it may close for private functions, it is wise to confirm hours of operation ahead of your visit. Just call 1-877-466-6752.

Ticket Information

Admission to the Hall of Fame (as of 2019) is $24 for people aged over 16, $16 for youths aged from 5 to 16 and free for children under age 5. Since the number of visitors is limited each day, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. For more information, please call 1-877-466-6831.

Travelling from All Directions

The Hall of Fame is conveniently located (位于) within driving distance from Boston (in the east), Albany (in the west), Vermont (in the north) and New York (in the south) and is right off of MA Route 91. For those who prefer to travel by air, the museum is not far from Logan International Airport and Bradley International Airport. For more information about the transportation, call 1-877-446-6755.

A Friendly Reminder

1 No food and beverage inside of the hall.

2 Backpacks and any large bags are not permitted inside of the hall unless needed for medical reasons.

3 If you wish to participate in shooting on Center Court, please wear appropriate footwear. Also, contests of any kind and half court shots are not allowed for everyone's safety.

4 For anything you don't know for sure, call 413-781-6500.

173When can visitors visit the Hall of Fame?

AAt 11:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30th.

BAt 3:00 p.m., Friday, Mar. 12th.

CAt 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr.1st.

DAt 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20th.

174What is the purpose of the fourth paragraph of the text?

ATo tell about the location of the Hall of Fame.

BTo introduce several cities near the Hall of Fame.

CTo stress the easy accessibility to the Hall of Fame.

DTo encourage people to reach the Hall of Fame by car.

175What are visitors advised to do in the Hall of Fame?

AJoin in shooting contests on Center Court.

BTake some snacks in case they are hungry

CTake care of their backpacks during the visit

DWear suitable shoes if they want to try shooting.


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