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 Everyone knows how the story of Cinderella ends, but did you ever really think about how she spent her days before she met the prince? Her daily routine was not fascinating. She did everything from sweeping1 the floor to cooking the meals. If someone had asked Cinderella, “Are there any kinds of household work that you particularly hate?” she probably would have answered, “Why, none, of course. Housework is my duty!” In the real world, however, most people have definite dislikes for certain sorts of household work. Two of these tasks are ironing clothes and washing dishes.
 Ironing clothes is most hated because it is not a task that can be completed quickly or thoughtlessly2. Each piece of clothing must be handled individually, so ironing a basket of laundry can take hours! After ironing a piece of clothing with great caution3, which requires smoothing out the fabric4, and following the seams5, you need to place it on a hanger6 as soon as possible. If you do not follow these directions carefully, it might become wrinkled7 and you have to start over. Perhaps that is why ironing is not a favorite thing to do. It calls for extreme attention to detail from beginning to end.
 Another household job that many people dislike is washing dishes. Of course, some people claim that this work is no longer a problem because we have dishwashers now! However, no one would argue that dishes, silverware, and especially pots and pans washed in a dishwasher don’t come out as clean as they do when washed by hand. For this reason, many of us continues to wash our dishes by hand, but we are not necessarily happy doing it. Cleaning dishes is a job that not only takes a lot of energy but also requires the patience to wash and dry them. In addition, unlike ironing clothes, washing dishes is a thing that usually must be done every day. I don’t know how Cinderella felt about this particular task, but I believe that most people hate it as much as I do.
 56.For Cinderella, doing household work is         .
 [A] an assignment
 [B] a compulsion
 [C] an obligation
 [D] a burden
 57.Most people hate to do clothes-ironing because         .
 [A] it has to be done by one person
 [B] it must be handled skillfully
 [C] it involves careful planning
 [D] it is time-consuming
 58.To avoid ironing the clothes over again, one should         .
 [A] know how to iron certain clothes material
 [B] spare no care through all the procedures
 [C] find some proper hangers8 for the ironed
 [D] pay special attention to the seams
 59.Many people still prefer washing dishes by hand to machine washing because         .
 [A] hand-washed dishes are cleaner
 [B] dishwashers are not so easily handled
 [C] some dishes cannot be machine?washed
 [D] washing dishes by hand is cheaper
 60.Ironing is different from dishwashing in that         .
 [A] it requires patience
 [B] it is not a daily routine
 [C] it is not laborious
 [D] it demands less care
Part B
 Read the texts from a newspaper article in which five people talk about where they played when they were children. For questions 61 to 65, match the name of each people(61 to 65)  to one of the statements(A to G)given below. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1.
 My favorite childhood play area was the back garden. Back in the days when I was growing up on a large housing estate, the ‘goals’
would be a pair of garage doors or two jackets laid out in the garden. I would spend hours kicking a ball about with my dad, learning how to control, dribble9 or kick it.
 The playground was quite small. The floor was covered with flat bricks and there were many that were cracked or broken or missing, and a few weeds struggled through. It was totally enclosed on one side by the school and on the other by high brick walls. It was more like a prison yard?on top of the walls was a layer of concrete into which pieces of broken glass had been stuck. After school was finished my friends and I would climb a lamppost outside the school and sit on top of the wall, slowly breaking off the bits of glass.
 I come from an area of terraced10 houses, pavements and streets. There were no gardens. My first school was Prince’s Street Primary and the room in which I received my first lessons had large, folding glass doors that opened onto a small playground that had grass, bushes and flowers. my amazement11 at seeing these items, which are normal to most of the world, has stayed with me all my life.
 I was strictly12 forbidden from the obvious playground?a long, overgrown ditch running through waste ground, mainly built to take away the rain. It was irresistible13 to us local schoolchildren. Its charm14, compared with the surrounding tennis courts, football pitches and farmland, was purely15 because it was out of bounds. That area was truly where I grew up, more than in the rest of the little town’s correct and neat suburbia, where my house was.
 Until I was twelve I was brought up on airforce camps and each camp had a small playground in the middle of the houses. It was always a great meeting place and I remember sitting with my friends on the swings many evenings until dark. You would often go out and swing for hours until someone else came out. I always liked swinging.
 Now match each of the persons (61 to 65)to the appropriate statement.
 Note:there are two extra statements.
61. Peter      [A]I developed sporting skills there.
62. Simon      [B]I never went straight home from school.
63. Alan       [C]I enjoyed the feeling of flying.
64. Nick       [D]My play area was just outside my classroom.
65. Julle      [E]I enjoyed both being alone and with friends.
 [F]I played in a place dangerous in others’eyes.
 [G]There were some playground equipment around my play area.
(40 minutes)
 You should write your responses to both Part A and Part B of this section on ANSWER SHEET 2.
Part A
 66.Suppose you have made an appointmen with your friend at 5 p.m., but you have some urgent business to attend to and have to cancel your appointment. Write a note to your friend,
 1.explaining why you have to cancel your appointment
 2.making an apology for that
 3.telling him how you plan to make up for it
 You should write approximately 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your note. Use “Wang Lin” instead.
Part B
 67.Look at the pictures below and write an essay of about 120 words making reference16 to the following two points:
 1. a description of these two pictures
 2.your comment on them


1 sweeping ihCzZ4     
  • The citizens voted for sweeping reforms.公民投票支持全面的改革。
  • Can you hear the wind sweeping through the branches?你能听到风掠过树枝的声音吗?
2 thoughtlessly c151bb39918e0e3a7212de1f29ac2963     
  • He treated his parents thoughtlessly. 他非常不关心他的父母。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The principle is repeatedly and thoughtlessly violated. 这条原则被一再无情地违犯着。 来自辞典例句
3 caution caution     
  • You should exercise extreme caution when driving in fog.在雾中开车要极为小心。
  • There is no need for such caution.不必如此小心谨慎。
4 fabric 3hezG     
  • The fabric will spot easily.这种织品很容易玷污。
  • I don't like the pattern on the fabric.我不喜欢那块布料上的图案。
5 seams f514fef287fe6836f6bc26e9c49f16d0     
缝( seam的名词复数 ); (合在一起的两块木板等之间的)接缝; 层; 接口
  • The seams of the boat must be filled in if they leak. 如果船板接缝漏水就一定要填补好。
  • His coat has split open at the seams. 他的外套在接缝处裂开。
6 hanger hanger     
  • I hung my coat up on a hanger.我把外衣挂在挂钩上。
  • The ship is fitted with a large helicopter hanger and flight deck.这艘船配备有一个较大的直升飞机悬挂装置和飞行甲板。
7 wrinkled qeQzK4     
adj.有皱纹的v.使起皱纹( wrinkle的过去式和过去分词 );(尤指皮肤)起皱纹
  • She smoothed down a wrinkled tablecloth. 她把起皱的桌布熨平了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • A wrinkled purse,a wrinkled face. 手中无钱,愁容满面。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 hangers dd46ad2f9c3dd94d7942bc7d96c94e00     
n.衣架( hanger的名词复数 );挂耳
  • The singer was surrounded by the usual crowd of lackeys and hangers on. 那个歌手让那帮总是溜须拍马、前呼後拥的人给围住了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I want to put some of my good hangers in Grandpa's closet. 我想在爷爷的衣橱放几个好的衣架。 来自辞典例句
9 dribble DZTzb     
  • Melted wax dribbled down the side of the candle.熔化了的蜡一滴滴从蜡烛边上流下。
  • He wiped a dribble of saliva from his chin.他擦掉了下巴上的几滴口水。
10 terraced vgRza0     
  • an Edwardian terraced house 一座爱德华七世时代的排屋
  • They made a terraced garden. 他们造了一个梯形花园。
11 amazement 7zlzBK     
  • All those around him looked at him with amazement.周围的人都对他投射出惊异的眼光。
  • He looked at me in blank amazement.他带着迷茫惊诧的神情望着我。
12 strictly GtNwe     
  • His doctor is dieting him strictly.他的医生严格规定他的饮食。
  • The guests were seated strictly in order of precedence.客人严格按照地位高低就座。
13 irresistible n4CxX     
  • The wheel of history rolls forward with an irresistible force.历史车轮滚滚向前,势不可挡。
  • She saw an irresistible skirt in the store window.她看见商店的橱窗里有一条叫人着迷的裙子。
14 charm prVzK     
  • With all imperfections the short play has a real charm.尽管有不少缺欠,这出小戏仍颇具魅力。
  • He could resist her charm no longer.他再也抗拒不住她的魅力。
15 purely 8Sqxf     
  • I helped him purely and simply out of friendship.我帮他纯粹是出于友情。
  • This disproves the theory that children are purely imitative.这证明认为儿童只会单纯地模仿的理论是站不住脚的。
16 reference IACzU     
  • We spent days going through all related reference material.我们花了好多天功夫查阅所有有关的参考资料。
  • I like to have my reference books within my reach.我喜欢把参考书放到伸手可取的地方。