（本卷满分 150 分，时间 120 分钟）
第一部分 听力（共两节，满分 30 分） 第一节（共 5 小题） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试 卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一 遍。 1. What do you suppose the woman is? A.A computer engineer. B.A policewoman. C.A doctor.
2.What do you think the woman can most probably be? A.A restaurant waitress. 3.Who is Mr. King? A.An actor. B.A director. C.A scene designer. B.A shop assistant. C.A school teacher.
4.What is the relationship between the speakers? A.Salesman and customer. B.Husband and wife. C.Doctor and patient.
5.What is the relationship between the speakers? A.Teacher and student. B.Doctor and patient. C.Waitress and customer.
第二节（共 15 小题） 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选 项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后， 各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料,回答第 6 至 8 题。 6.What will the two speakers most probably do tomorrow? A.Go shopping together. B.Stay home and have a rest. C.Have a picnic. 7.Why does the man urge the woman to open the door quickly? A.Because someone indoors is anxious to see him soon.
B.Because the packages he’s holding are extraordinarily heavy. C.Because they’ll get the air tickets to catch the plane. 8.Where is the key to the door in actual fact? A.In the woman’s purse. B.On the table in the kitchen. C.In the man’s pocket. 听第 7 段材料,回答第 9 至 11 题。 9.What kind of room does the man want? A.A double room with a bathroom. B.A single room with a bathroom. C.Three single rooms. 10.How long does the man want to stay? A.Two nights. B.Three nights. C.One night.
11.What will the man do after the conversation? A.Take a double room in the hotel. B.Take a room with a private bathroom. C.Go to another hotel. 听第 8 段材料,回答第 12 至 14 题。 12.What does the magazine talk about? A.Junk food with too much fat. B.Some guidelines on a healthy diet. C.Principles of good nutrition. 13.What can we know about the woman’s diet? A.Food without too much fat. B.Food with much oil and sweet. C.Food that is salty. 14.What does the man think of the woman’s diet? A.It is not as healthy as the man’s. B.It is not so healthy and needs improving. C.It is healthy but not so delicious. 听第 9 段材料,回答第 15 至 17 题。
15.What is the most probable relationship between the two speakers? A.Friends. B.Passenger and air hostess. C.Customer and shop assistant. 16.What kind of gift does the man want to buy for his brother? A.Something that has good weight. B.Something extraordinary and light. C.Something expensive and wonderful. 17.What does the man buy in the end? A.A crocodile leather wallet. B.A model ship and a model plane. C.A toothbrush that can be folded. 听第 10 段材料,回答第 18 至 20 题。 18.What does the speaker think of one’s appearance? A.More important than anything else. B.Not important at all on all occasions. C. Its importance varies on different occasions. 19.What does the speaker think of being in jeans and a sweater for an interview for government job? A.Cheerful. B.Foolish C.Wise enough.
20.What does this speech suggest? A.Different places, different appearances. B.Always be in the latest fashion. C.The same appearance though in different places. 第二部分 阅读理解（共两节，满分 40 分） 第一节 (共 15 小题; 每小题 2 分, 满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A,B,C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂 黑。 A In US, the potato is one of the most widely consumed crops. French fries are commonly found in typical American fast-food burger joints and cafeterias. French fries were introduced to the US when Thomas Jefferson served them in the White House during his presidency from 1801 to 1809. Potato chips are popular with
consumers as well. The humble potato is more than just a kind of food. In many ways it's part of the American pop culture. Let's take a look at some pop culture potatoes. Mashed Potato dance The Mashed Potato dance is a craze that began in 1962. The name of the dance came from the song it accompanies, Mashed Potato Time, performed by American R&B singer Dee Dee Sharp. The move vaguely resembles that of the Twist dance style, by Sharp's fellow Philadelphian. Chubby Checker. Hot Potato! Hot Potato! is an action puzzle video game released in 2001. In the game the player must drive a bus and clear the road of alien potato beings. The potato beings are either red or blue; when two like-colored potatoes touch each other, they disappear. Over the years, Hot Potato! has received mostly positive reception from critics. Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head is an American toy invented by George Lerner in 1949. The toy consists of a plastic potato model and a variety of plastic parts like hands, feet, ears and mouths. In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on television. This commercial revolutionized marketing and caused a boom that solidified this toy's place in American pop culture. 21. Which is the newest to the American pop culture? A. French fries. C. Hot Potato! 22. What can we infer from the text? A. French fries were popular in US when first served in the White House. B. Mashed Potato Time came from Mashed Potato dance. C. Players can play Hot Potato! on their phone. D. Mr. Potato Head can be taken apart. 23. Which of the following can be the best title for the text? A. Enjoy American Fast Food C. Different Uses of Potatoes B. Have Fun with Potatoes D. American Food Culture B The Internet is full of headlines that grab your attention with buzzwords (流行词). But often when we click through, we find the content hardly delivers and it wastes our time. We close the page, feeling we've been cheated.
B. Mashed Potato dance. D. Mr. Potato Head.
These types of headlines are called "click bait". A headline on Businesslnsider.com reads: "This phrase will make you seem more polite". First, when you click through, you find another headline: "Four words to seem more polite." Then, on reading the article, you find it's actually an essay about sympathy. And what are the four words? They're "Wow, that sounds hard." On some video websites, you might encounter headlines such as "Here's what happens when six puppies visited a campus". Turns out it's just some uneventful dog footage (镜头). Nowadays, with the popularity of social media, many news outlets tweet (推送) click bait links to their stories. These tweets take advantage of the curiosity gap or attempt to draw the reader into a story using a question in the headline. These click bait headlines are so annoying that someone is attempting to save people time by exposing news outlet click bait through social media. The Twitter account @SavedYouAClick, run by Jake Beckman, is one such example. Beckman's method is to grab tweets linking to a story and retweet them with a click-saving comment. For example, CNET tweeted "So iOS 8 appears to be jailbreakable but...", with a link to its coverage of Apple's product announcements. Beckman retweeted it with this comment attached: "... it hasn't been jailbroken yet." Since founding the account, Beckman's Twitter experiment has brought him more than 131,000 followers. Beckman said that @SavedYouAClick is…"just my way of trying to help the Internet be less temble." Asked about his goal, he said, "I'd love to see publishers think about the experience of their readers first. I think there's an enormous opportunity for publishers to provide readers with informative updates that include links so you can click through and read more. 24. The article on Businesslnsider.com turns out to be___. A. useful suggestions on politeness C. an article hard to understand 25. Why are readers often cheated by tricky headlines? A. Social media has become more popular. C. Such headlines are fairly attractive. B. Readers have questions to be solved. D. There're always stories behind them. B. an essay about another topic D. a link to a video website
26. Beckman attached his comment to CNET's tweet to ___ A. criticize CNET C. advertise apple's new product 27. In the last paragraph, Beckman appeals that _____ A. publishers be more responsible for the link B. readers think about their needs before reading
B. save readers' time D. tell readers something about iOS 8
C. publishers provide more information for readers D. people work together to make the Internet less temble
C When you go to the doctor, you like to come away with a prescription．It makes you feel better to know you will get some medicine．But the doctor knows that medicine is not always needed．Sometimes all a sick person needs is some reassurance that all will be well．In such cases the doctor may prescribe a placebo． A placebo is a sugar pill，a harmless shot，or ail empty capsule．Even though they have no medicine in them , these things seem to make people well．The patient thinks it is medicine and begins to get better．How does this happen? The study of the placebo opens up new knowledge about the way the human body can heal itself．It is as if there was a doctor in each of us．The doctor will heal the body for us if we let it．But it is not yet known just how the placebo works to heal the body．Some people say it works because the human mind fools itself．These people say that if the mind is fooled into thinking it got medicine， then it will act as if it did， and the body will feel better． Placebos do not always work．The success of this treatment seems to rest a lot with the relationship between the patient and the doctor．If the patient has a lot of trust in the doctor and if the doctor really wants to help the patient，then the placebo is more likely to work．So in a way, the doctor is the most powerful placebo of all． A placebo can also have bad effects．If patients expect a bad reaction to medicine，then they will also show a bad reaction to the placebo．This would seem to show that a lot of how you react to medicine is in your mind rather than in your body．Some doctors still think that if the placebo can have bad effects it should never be used．They think there is still not enough known about it． The strange power of the placebo does seem to suggest that the human mind is stronger than we think it is．There are people who say you can heal your body by using your mind．And the interesting thing is that even people who swear this is not possible have been healed by a placebo． 28. What does the underlined word “it” in Paragraph 5 refer to? A. The placebo. C. The body. B. The bad effect. D. The medicine.
29. What do we know about placebo according to the passage? A. It contains some sort of medicine. B. It won’t function if you are negative about medicine. C. People who don’t believe placebo can’t be healed by it.
D. Patients and doctors know clearly how it helps to heal the body. 30. Why is the doctor sometimes the most powerful placebo? A. The patient needs help badly． B. The patient believes in the doctor． C. The doctor knows better about your body． D. The doctor has carefully studied medicine． 31. What is the best title for the text? A. Placebo：Work on Your Mind B. Placebo：The Most Powerful Medicine C. Placebo：The Best Doctor D. Placebo：Heal Your Body D Almost one in five drivers had dozed off behind the wheel, a shocking news report had showed. Of those who were dozing off, 29% have done so with their cars speeding at 70 miles per hour. The report also found a quarter of men have fallen asleep while driving, making it almost twice as many as women. The Safety on Wheel Report, by Post Office Insurance, also looked at how often tiredness or a lack of concentration caused accidents. Three in ten drivers have experienced an accident, from passing a walker crossing to hitting another vehicle, because of a lack of concentration. Meanwhile, almost half (49%) of UK drivers have driven when they do not concentrate. Paul Havenhand, head of insurance at Post Office, said, “ When tiredness strikes, drivers should avoid the roads.” There is no measurement for tired driving, unlike driving under the influence of alcohol, yet it could result in an equally dangerous accident. Drivers are advised to take a 15-minute break from driving every two hours. However, a third (36%) are so eager to reach their destination that they will ignore feelings of tiredness. What’s more, almost one in five (18%) will drive for longer than four hours without a break, while 6% carry on for up to 6 hours. Just over a quarter (27%) choose a quick stop to buy a cup of coffee, which is a very popular way for drivers to get rid of tiredness, and only 17% stop to have a rest until they feel energetic again. Mr. Havenhand added, “Drivers should plan ahead and rest before starting a long journey; besides, they can take regular breaks to recharge their batteries while on road; in some cases, if they do feel too tired to concentrate on the roads, they could consider an alternative means of transport.” 32. Which suggestion is NOT put forward by Mr. Havenhand? A. Preparing well for a long journey and taking a complete rest before it. B. Having breaks regularly in order to feel refreshed. C. Choosing another method of transport instead. D. Choosing a quick stop to grab something to eat. 33. What does the underlined phrase “recharging their batteries” in the last paragraph mean?
A. Put a new supply of electricity into their batteries. B. Get back their energy by resting for a while C. Accuse them of stealing batteries D. Pay twice more money for their batteries 34. It is implied in the last paragraph that for drivers the most popular cure for tiredness is _____.A. drinking coffee B. talking with others C. ignoring feelings of tiredness A. To warn people of the danger of tired driving B. To tell people to be careful when walking on the street C. To inform people of the importance of a good rest D. To introduce some dangers while driving on the roads 第二节： （共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分） 根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多余选项。 What problems do you have with your study? Do you want to improve the way you study? Do you feel nervous before a test? Many students say that a lack of concentration is their biggest problem. It seriously affects their ability to study, so do their test results. __36__ Study Techniques You should always study in the same place. You shouldn’t sit in a position that you use for another purpose. __37__ Don’t watch TV while you are studying. Experts warn that your concentration may be reduced by 50 percent if you attempt to study in this way. Always try to have a white wall in front of you, so there is nothing to distract you. Before sitting down to study, gather together all the equipment you need. Apart from your textbooks, pens, pencils and knives, make sure you have a dictionary. __38__ Finish one thing before beginning another. If you need a break, get up and walk around for a few minutes, but try not to telephone a friend or have something to eat. Test-taking Skills All your hard work will be for nothing if you are too nervous to take your test. Getting plenty of rest is very important. This means: do not study all night before your test! It is a better idea to have a long-term study plan. Try to make a timetable for your study which lasts for a few months. __39__ Doing some form of exercise every day will also improve your concentration. Eat healthy food too. When you arrive in the examination room, find your seat and sit down. Breathe slowly and deeply. Check the time on the clock during the test, but not too often. ___40___ A. Above all, take no notice of everyone else and give the test paper your undivided attention.
D. singing songs
35. What’s the purpose of the writer in writing this passage?
B. Your eyes will become tired if you try to read a text which is on a flat surface. C. If so, use these tips to help you. D. Be realistic and don’t try to complete too much in one study period. E. For example, when you sit on a sofa to study, your brain will think it is time to relax. F. You will have enough energy to deal with your study and exams by eating healthy diet. G. Exercise is a great way to reduce pressure. 第三部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分 45 分） 第一节 完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C、D）中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳 选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 Time is very important in our lives. It 41 our moments. However, time never had any 43 . 42 in my
life until I received a watch from my father that organized my life and made me more
It's round in the center with two silver bands that go around my wrist. And all of it is made of silver. This 44 tells me the importance of time in my life. 45 on a gray-sky day. I had to go to the airport at 9:00 am to 47 , I was late because I was 50 48 46 up my uncle Ali and
I received this
take him to my father’s house. around 11:00 am, I to my father’s house. 49
out with my friends. Later on that day, 51 the airport and taken a taxi
my uncle, but I was too
for him. He had
I got to my father’s house at 2:00 pm on the same day and looking at my angry father’s face I felt
myself at that moment. After I said hi to my father and uncle, my father asked me to sit next to him where he 53 me this watch as a gift from him. Then he said, “Essa, did you have 54 with your friends today?” I 55 was not very
answered, “Yes, Father, and I’m sorry about not meeting my uncle Ali.” He said, “What you nice and you should be sorry for your 56
.” I was guilty and said, “Father, I’ll never do it again, I promise.” 57 for you.” He told me to
He said, “I hope today you learned something important, and this watch will be a take this watch and use it as an organizer of my life. I learned a very important watch is 60 58 from my father: to 59
time and never be late to get someone. This
to me, not because of its price, but because of what I learned from it. B. appreciates B. similarity B. independent C. orders C. necessity C. efficient
41. A. organizes 42. A. importance 43. A. confident
D. explains D. interest D. responsible
44. A. object 45. A. card 46. A. call 47. A. Otherwise 48. A. going 49. A. forgot 50. A. anxious 51. A. reached 52. A. ashamed 53. A. dropped 54. A. pleasure 55. A. said 56. A. ideas 57. A. wonder 58. A. lesson 59. A. waste 60. A. useful
B. belonging B. letter B. pick B. Fortunately B. hanging B. remembered B. nervous B. recognized B. frightened B. left B. fun B. forgot B. words B. hope B. class B. respect B. necessary
C. matter C. gift C. put C. However C. standing C. saw C. early C. left C. disappointed C. handed C. appointment C. thought C. actions C. requirement C. lecture C. neglect C. different
D. stranger D. thing D. bring D. Hopefully D. leaving D. visited D. late D. found D. shy D. bought D. quarrels D. did D. promises D. reminder D. course D. enjoy D. significant
第二节（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 I remember a day before I turned 30 when a barber pulled a gray hair from my head and handed it to me. “Here you go,” she said. “This is only the beginning.” My mother’s hair was 61 (total) gray by 32, but I hoped to hold on to my light brown hair until at least 50. 62 number of gray hairs
It didn’t seem possible that I could be losing my “freshness” at just 29. But as increased quickly through the years, I made my peace with 63 (go) gray. 64
Then, a few years ago, on my 45th birthday, a middle-aged woman
(stop) me as I was walking down
the sidewalk and asked what brand of hair coloring I used. I said that I used nothing. She laughed and said she 65 (think) I could direct her to a product that would make her hair look like 66 (me). I felt 67 (please) for three days. I realized that sometimes what we are bored 68 might be things that others want to have. So why not accept and enjoy what we have? I’m now 69 (pride) of every strand （缕） I’ve earned over the years and hope to earn more 70 it’s too late. After all, it isn’t really gray. It is a kind of color that others admire.
写作(共两节，满分 45 分) 短文改错(共 10 小题:每小题 2 分，满分 20 分)
71.假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错 误，每句中最多有两处.每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号( ? ) 并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2.只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。
The best advice I received in my childhood was from my dad. He always gives me some advice, but I seldom took them seriously. One day he was encouraged me to participate in a speech competition. So I signed up and after the competition, I did my best to be full prepared. But the moment I stood on the stage, I was such nervous that my mind completely went blank. The experience of lose a competition was really painful. Then, my dad said, “My son, life is like battlefield. You have to lose many time to win the final victory.” Thanks for his advice, I never give up when I do anything.
72.书面表达 近些年， 越来越多的中国学生选择出国留学， 这些留学生在国外的表现如何？哪些方面对他们来说是最 难适应的？某报社做了一项调查，结果如图所示。请你根据下图，向该报社投稿，描述这一现象，并发表 自己的看法。 词数：100 字左右 参考词汇：社会文化适应——social acculturation 人际沟通——interpersonal communication
英语答案： 一、 【听力材料及答案】 （Text 1） W:What’s wrong with you,sir? M:I’ve got a headache and a slight fever.Besides,I cough badly. W:How long have you been like this? M:Three days. W:Let me take your temperature. （Text 2） W:May I help you,sir? M:Can I have a look at that suit,please? W:Sure.Here you are. M:Could I try it on,please? W:Yes,the fitting room is over there. （Text 3） W:Why are you always so busy,Mr King? M:Because I have to learn my role’s lines by heart and take part in the rehearsals and performances all the time. （Text 4） M:Oh,I can’t find my glasses.Do you know where they are,darling?
W:I put them on the high shelf so that our naughty children couldn’t reach them. （Text 5） W:How do you like the dishes in our restaurant? M:Oh,they are wonderful.It’s quite some time since I have enjoyed myself so much.And your service is perfect,too. （Text 6） W:Would you help me for a minute,please? M:Of course.What do you want me to do? W:Could you hold these packages while I look for the key to the door? M:I’d be glad to.What’s in these packages? They’re extremely heavy. W:Just the things we need for the picnic tomorrow. M:Well,hurry up and open the door.I told you these things were very heavy. W:I can’t find the key.You must have it. M:You’re right,but how can I get the key while I’m holding all these packages? （Text 7） M:Hello. W:Good morning.Can I help you? M:Oh,good,you speak English. W:Yes. M:I’m looking for a double room for the next three ni ghts...with a bathroom. W:That’s until Thursday? M:Yes,have you got one? W:Mm.We’ve got a double room for tonight and tomorrow night,but not for Thursday night. M:Oh,dear.Nothing for Thursday night? W:I’m afraid not. M:Mm.And what about the price? W:150 francs a night.That’s for a double room without a bathroom.We’re very full.We haven’t got any more rooms with private bathrooms. M:Oh...no bathroom....Well,thanks anyway. （Text 8） M:Look at this.This magazine has some guidelines for having a healthy diet.
W:When you have finished it,I’d like to see that.I’ve been thinking about what I am eating recently.I want to get some more ideas about nutrition and good health. M:I’ve noticed that you aren’t eating much junk food and are avoiding food with too much fat.I know this diet is healthy,but... W:What are you thinking? Isn’t this diet very tasty or satisfying? M:No,I don’t think it’s tasty but I know it is important to have healthy food to keep fit. W:Following the principles of good nutrition will help us to be healthy and enjoy a better life. M:But sometimes I’d like to enjoy a piece of rich cheesecake. W:Having one serving of cheesecake once in a while is not a problem.We just can’t have too much and too often. （Text 9） W:May I help you,sir? M:Yes,please.I want to buy a personal gift for my brother.He’s taking a trip to South America. W:Is he going by ship or by plane? M:He’s flying.My gift will have to be something light in weight.What can you suggest? W:What about this leather wallet? It’s made of crocodile leather. M:My sister has already given him one.I’d like something unusual. W:Here is a gift for the man who has everything. M:Oh,a folding toothbrush.That’s a wonderful idea.How much is it? W:?3. （Text 10） Today,society is much freer and easier than it used to be.It is no longer necessary to dress like everyone else.You can dress as you like or do your hair the way you like instead of the way you should just because it is the fashion.The popularity of jeans and the “untidy” look seems to be a reaction against the increasingly expensive fashions of the top fashion shops. At the same time,appearance is still important on certain occasions and then we must choose our clothes carefully.It would be foolish for us to go to an interview for a job in the government wearing jeans and a sweater,and it would be considered impolite if we visited our elderly relatives looking as if we were going to a disco party or the beach.However,you needn’t feel depressed if you don’t look like the latest fashion photo.Look around you and you’ll find that nobody else does either!
二、（A）CDB 文章介绍了几种美国的食品文化，写了这几种食品的历史，起源，组成和发展等。写出这是美国食品 中非常流行的食品文化。 21.C 细节理解题。Hot Potato! is an action puzzle video game released in 2001.中的时间点可知只有 hot potato 是 2000 年以后的，所以只有 hot potato 是最新的，所以选 C。 22.D 推理判断题。 由 The toy consists of a plastic potato model and a variety of plastic parts like hands, feet, ears and mouths.可知这个由几个部分组成可知它们可以分开，所以选 D。 23.B 主旨理解题。由文章总体可知文章讲了美国的各种食品，所以可知选 B。 考点：考查生活知识类短文阅读 (B) BCBA 试题分析：本文写了现在较为流行的“标题党”，写出了人们对“标题党”的看法， 并且呼吁人们要对自 己的标题负责任。 24. B 推理判断题。由 A headline on Busin,esslnsider.com reads: "This phrase will make you seem more polite".可知这个标题跳转到了另一个主题，所以选 B。 25.C 推理判断题。由 These tweets take advantage of the curiosity gap or attempt to draw the reader into a story using a question in the headline 可知这个标题运用了人们的好奇心，可以推理出能这个标题是吸引人 的，所以选 C。 26.B 细节理解题。由 Beckman's method is to grab tweets linking to a story and retweet them with a click-saving comment.和本段可知为了节省时间，所以选 B。 27.A 主旨理解题。由 Asked about his goal, he said, "I'd love to see publishers think about the experience of their readers first 可知他让人换位思考，来让人对标题负责任，所以选 A。 考点：考查时事类文章阅读 (C) ABBA (D) DBAA CEDGA
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64. stopped 69. proud
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An increasing number of students are choosing to go abroad to study every year. But, so thrilling an experience as it is, adjusting to the culture of a foreign country can also be a challenge, which may influence their academic performance. A university has done a survey on the challenges presented by different aspects of social acculturation, and the results are shown in the chart above. As can be seen clearly, most Chinese overseas students have little trouble adjusting to daily routines. Besides, they also do well in adapting themselves to academic study and understanding the values. Language isn’t a major obstacle to adapting to a new culture. But most of them find interpersonal communication a big problem, the score of which is the lowest. And this can easily lead us to the conclusion: the biggest challenge for Chinese overseas students is to fit into local circles. It is suggested that overseas students take part in more community services and activities, thus helping them get used to the life in a foreign country more quickly.