17. A) More jobs could be provided than before.
B) More people could be educated than before.
C) More books could be printed and distributed.
D) More ways could be used to exchange knowledge.

18. A) Around 1400.
B) Around 1900.
C) Around 400.
D) Around 900.

19. A) China.
B) Sweden.
C) Egypt.
D) Japan.

20. A) More and more paper is being consumed nowadays.
B) Paper enables people to receive education more easily.
C) The invention of paper is of great significance to man.
D) Paper contributes a lot to the keeping of historical records.

Paper is one of the most important products ever invented by man. Wide spread use of written language would not have been possible without some cheap and practical material to write on. The invention of paper meant more people could be educated because more books could be printed and distributed. Together with the printing press, paper provided an extremely important way to communicate knowledge.
How much paper do you use every year? Probably you cannot answer that question quickly. In 1900 the world's use of paper was about one kilogram for each person a year. Now some countries use as much as 50 kilograms of paper for each person a year. Countries like the United States, England and Sweden use more paper than other countries.
Paper, like many other things that we use today, was first made in China. In Egypt and the West, paper was not very commonly used before the year 1400. The Egyptians wrote on a kind of material made of a water plant. Europeans used parchment for many hundreds of years. Parchment was very strong; it was made from the skin of certain young animals. We have learnt of the most important facts of European history from records that were kept on parchment.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. Which of the following is not mentioned about the invention of paper?
18. When did the Egyptians begin to use paper widely?
19. Which of the following countries uses most paper for each person a year?
20. What is the main idea of this short talk?

topic 题,四个选项中有and应优先考虑
Section A:
1、but 题型 2、场景题(线索词) 3、替换题(听到什么不选什么)
Section B:
1、主观题(找积极态度,正面评价) 2、客观题(数字题,听到什么选什么)
3、宏观题(中心思想题) 4、细节题(注意中间的提示词)
比如:run into sb. = meet sb. call off = cancel
比如:interesting = stimulating;fascinating;exciting;not boring

A) One.
B) Four.
C) Five.
D) None.

M: I hope there weren’t many visitors when I was away yesterday.
W: There wasn’t a single one, Mr. Green. But I received four phone calls before I left the office at about 5:30.
Q: How many people visited Mr. Green’s office yesterday?
注:not a single one = none

A) Read four chapters.
B) Write an article.
C) Speak before the class.
D) Preview two chapters.

W: What is the home assignment from Professor Smith? I missed the class this morning.
M: Finish reading Chapters 5 and 6, and write an essay based on Chapters 3 and 4. Remember, it's your turn to give a presentation next Monday.
Q: What will the woman do in addition to the home assignment for the whole class?
注:提醒模式:remember, first, today, now (right now)

A) No medicine could solve the woman’s problem.
B) The woman should eat less to lose some weight.
C) Nothing could help the woman if she ate too little.
D) The woman should choose the right foods.

M: What did your doctor prescribe for you?
W: Well, he said there was no need for me to take any medicine if I ate well-balanced meals.
Q: What did the doctor say?
A) It's too expensive.
B) It isn't needed.
C) A college would be better.
D) It should be built.

M: The city council has finally voted the funds to build a new high school.
W: It's about time they did it. I don't know what took them so long.
Q: What's the woman's opinion about the school?
注:It's about time... 强烈的主观建议,选项中找should
It's time...
It's right time...
It's just time...
It's high time...

A) Jack sold his car.
B) Jack's car was stolen.
C) Jack bought a new car.
D) Jack had a car accident.

M: Last night, Jack left his car parked in front of his girl-friend's house and when he came out to go home, it was gone.
W: Wow! That's really tough. He just bought it last month, didn't he?
Q: What do you think happened?
注:1. 一个完整的句子加个小尾巴都是反义疑问句,其核心是陈述句。
2. it was gone 不见了 it was missing

A) To work in the flower beds.
B) To weed the garden.
C) To hire a gardener.
D) To clean the yard.

M: Your yard is always so beautiful, Cathy. You must have a gardener.
W: Oh, no. It would cost at least $ 50 a month to hire someone to do the work, so I do most of it myself. I enjoy taking care of the flowers, but I have to force myself to do the weeding and cut the grass.
Q: What does Cathy like to do?
注:weed 杂草 grass 草

A) The man thinks the woman is wasting her time.
B) The man thinks the woman should make full use of her time.
C) The man can wait and there is no need for her to hurry.
D) The man is eager to know the woman's answer.

W: I have to think about your offer. I can't say "yes" or "no" at the moment.
M: You can take your time. It will do if you let me know your decision in a day or two.
Q: Which of the following is true?
注:1. You can take your time. 不着急。 There's no rush. What's the rush?
2. do =do some good/ work/ help 解决问题,起作用,好用,好使

A) It was pretty good.
B) It was rather dull.
C) It was not well organized.
D) It was attended by many people.

W: Let's talk about the preparations for the party.
M: Right. We really need to plan better this time. Remember what a mess it was at the last party!
Q: What do we know about the last party?
注:1. dull (人)笨;(书)boring;(刀)钝 2. mess 乱糟糟

A) She has to change the time for the trip.
B) She hasn't decided where to go next month.
C) She can't afford the time for the trip.
D) She will manage to leave this month.

M: You’re going to make a trip to San Francisco, aren’t you?
W: Yes. But I haven’t got the plane ticket yet. I’m thinking of postponing the trip to next month since this is the busiest month for the airlines.
Q: What do we know about the woman from this conversation?
注:trip 旅行;摔跟头
1、票已售完 2、接人晚点 3、送人伤感
态度方向题 建议题 复合式听写
Section A
1、but 题型(3个) 2、场景题(3个)
3、替换题(3个) 4、态度方向题、建议题(1个)
态度方向(Yes or No)题型
选项中一般有两个相反选项。短对话中第一个人提出一个观点或一个一般疑问句,第二个人的回答Yes or No,后面再进一步解释原因。
表示“Yes”“赞同”的一组词:And...;I'll say;You said it.;You can say that again.;and how;isn't it, though;aren't they, though;You bet.;Of course;Certainly;Indeed;Sure.
表示“No”的一组词:Are you kidding/ joking/ serious? No kidding/ joking. Who told you that? Says who/ you? Where did you an idea like that?

A) He has little chance to play football.
B) He often cuts classes to play football.
C) He’s looking for somebody to play the game with.
D) He loves playing football very much.

W: Hi, Bill. Have you been playing much football lately?
M: I play as often as I can get out of the classroom. And the game is my way to be somebody. It’s my life, you know?
Q: What does Bill tell the woman?
注:1. somebody 了不起的人物,重要人物 big potato
nobody 无名小卒 small potato, little potato
couch 长沙发;表达
coach 教练,长途车
couch potato 喜欢看电视的人

A) Go to the lab for a quick look.
B) Check on what’s for dinner.
C) Have a run before they eat.
D) Go and see if they have dropped anything in the lab.

W: Could we drop by the lab for a minute? I have some experiments running that I need tocheck on before dinner.
M: Sure. I have plenty of time. I’d be interested to see what you’re working on, anyway.
Q: What will they do?
注:1. drop by, drop in, drop over 顺便拜访
stop by, stop in, stop over

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