What will the woman do about the dress?[1分]
What are the speakers talking about?[1分]
What did the woman think of Dana’s speech?[1分]
What does the man mean?[1分]
He will carry the boxes later.
He is unable to give help.
He refuses to pay for the boxes.
When is Simon supposed to arrive?[1分]
Where do the speakers plan to go?[1分]
Why does the woman want to go on Saturday afternoon?[1分]
To sleep late in the morning.
Why did the man borrow the woman’s computer last time?[1分]
He needed it for his paper.
He used it for his computer class.
Why does the woman feel happy?[1分]
The man can lend her a computer now.
The man will use his own computer.
The man will study better.
What has the man been doing with his new computer?[1分]
Searching for information.
Where did Tom get the idea of becoming a businessman?[1分]
From his college friends.
From his high school teachers.
From the grown-ups around him.
How much does Tom own of the company he works for?[1分]
What mistake did Tom and his company make in the past?[1分]
Wasting lots of materials.
Making all the products themselves.
What kind of jobs seems to be in short supply?[1分]
Where is Sharon most likely to go?[1分]
What does James plan to do if he can’t find a job?[1分]
Who are the speakers?[1分]
Why does the university offer the two programs?[1分]
To keep students safe walking late or alone.
To provide better health care for students.
To help visitors tour around the college.
When can students call Campus Safety Office?[1分]
To whom is the speaker mainly talking?[1分]
Sandy ____ be out of hermind to have spent that much money on an old car.[1分]
I’ll be in ____ next room, so give me ____ call if you need any help.[1分]
Ella has been complaining about the traffic ____her awake at night.[1分]
Frank was a wonderful teacher. Everyone agreed it would be hard to find _____ like him.[1分]
Maggie is ____about her tea, and often carries her favourite tea with her in her handbag.[1分]
We could do with a new car.The one we ____ is a bit too old.[1分]
Police are ____ trying to find out the exact cause of the accident.[1分]
—This cake's delicious! Did you make it yourself?
—____ My sister got it from the bakery.[1分]
My mother was talking to Lisa on the phone ____ the doorbell rang.[1分]
Many great discoveries were made in ____ the 19th century.[1分]
Joan sold the house anyway even though it was ____her father's wishes.[1分]
I hope ____ roundthe tourist sites by a specialist guide.[1分]
Ralph and Celia ____ alot of each other since they moved to the same city.[1分]
I walked slowly to the teacher’s office wondering ____ she decided to talk with me.[1分]
Make a list of what you have to do, and put them ____ with the most important at the top.[1分]
A businessman owed a lot of money to others and could see no way out. He sat on the park bench, __36__ if anything could save his company.__37__ an old man appeared before him. __38__ listening to the problem, he wrote out a check and said “Take this __39__. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can __40__ me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had __41__.
The businessman saw in his __42__ a check for $ 500, 000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the __43__ men in the world! The money was more than __44__ to save his business. __45__, he decided to put the check in his safe. Just __46__ he had half a million dollars might give him the __47__ to work out a way to save his business, he thought.
Feeling __48__ and working hard, he was making money once again. One year later, he returned to the __49__ with the check, and the old man appeared. Just as the businessman was about to say __50__, a nurse came running up. “I’m so __51__ I caught him!” she cried. “He’s always __52__ from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” Then she led the old man away by the arm.
Suddenly, the businessman realized that it wasn’t that money, real or __53__ that had turned his __54__ around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to __55__.
Jumanji is a story for children about a very strange game - a game that becomes far too real and frightening for the players. It was a story by Chris Van Allsburg, which was later filmed in 1996, starring the famous American actor Robin Williams.
The story begins in 1869 in New Hampshire, America. Two young brothers bury a box under some trees. A hundred years later, in 1969, a boy, Alan Panish, finds the box and takes it home. He’s unhappy that his father may want to send him to a boarding school (寄宿学校）. Alan's friend Sarah arrives, and they open the box. Inside is a board game. At the start of the game, some words appear: “Do you want to leave the world behind and go back to the past? Then this is the game for you.” Suddenly Alan finds that he is disappearing into the game.
The story has a deep meaning. Through his adventures Alan learns something important - if you confront(面对) your fears, your problems will go away. Alan turns to face Van Pelt, the hunter who is trying to kill him. In doing so, he completes the game and returns to reality. Then he finds that his father is not going to send him to boarding school after all.
In Jumanji, time is “elastic”. The film director Stephen Spielberg’s “Back to the Future” films play with time in the same way. Top scientists even tell us now that time travel is theoretically(理论上) possible!
Who acted in the film?[1分]
From the story we learn that Alan is a boy who ____.[1分]
dislikes his study at school
was bom a hundred years ago
goes back to the past in the game
Through the game Alan has realized that whenever he has difficulties he should ____.[1分]
ask for his father’s advice
read the words on the box
What does the author mean by saying “time is ‘elastic’” in the last paragraph?[1分]
Science can change the meaning of time.
Time is a common topic in filmmaking.
Parents might say “honesty is the best policy,” but when it comes to talking with their own children, mom and dad lie surprisingly often, finds a new study carried out by researchers in the University of Toronto, Canada.
Almost every parent in the study admits having come up with some tales to influence a child’s actions and feelings. For example, a parent is annoyed by a child’s crying and says, “The police will come to get you if you don’t stop crying now.” In another example, an uncle has just died and the child is told that he has become a star to watch over the child.
Whether parents lie to benefit themselves or to protect the child, researchers suggest such tall tales could give children mixed messages at a time when they are trying to figure out how to deal with the social world.
Lies could also harm the parent-child relationship. It could even keep children from learning certain rules. “If I am always lying to the child in order to get the child to do X, Y, or Z, then they have never learned why they should do X, Y, or Z.” Heyman, one of the researchers, said.
Heyman also said, “It is common for parents to try out various ways, including lying, to guide a child, but most parents never think about how it will influence their child. I think parents should figure it out in advance what their general beliefs are, so when it comes to the situation you’re working with your beliefs rather than what comes into your head at the moment.”
What did the researchers find out in their recent study?[1分]
Most parents are strict with their children.
Many parents like to tell police stories.
Few parents believe in honesty.
Parents often lie to children.
What do the underlined words “tall tale” in paragraph 3 mean?[1分]
a story based on truth and facts.
a story too long to be interesting.
a story beyond children’s understanding.
According to the research, how may children be affected by their parents’ lies?[1分]
They may fall behind in school.
They may lie to their parents too.
They may get confused about the society.
They may feel they are being overprotected.
What’s Heyman’s suggestion for parents?[1分]
Teach their children about rules.
Guide their children on sound beliefs.
Influence their children in various ways.
Figure out children’s problems in advance.
When Tom Szaky sees a juice container thrown away, he doesn’t see rubbish; he sees a pencil case. Sweet wrappers (包装纸)? A beautiful kite. But these are not the imaginings of a dreamer. For the 28-year-old CEO of Trenton, New Jersey-based TerraCycle, they’re a business model.
The fast-talking Szaky is leading the new industry of upcycling. Instead of recycling (shredding or breaking down materials and enabling them to be reproduced as other products), TerraCycle takes packaging headed for landfills (垃圾填埋) and reuses it - more or less whole. TerraCycle’s 85 employees make nearly 200 products, sold at shops such as Petco, Kmart, Whole Foods Market, and Target.
Szaky’s $7.4 million company, now also moving ahead in Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Brazil is a far cry from the business he founded with classmate Jon Beyer in 2002 as a freshman at Princeton University. The two entered a business competition with a plan to sell an organic plant fertilizer () made from worm waste. They lost the competition but started the business anyway.
With their goal - to make products entirely out of rubbish - suddenly clear, Szaky knew the time was right to drop out of Princeton.
TerraCycle’s first product used dining-hall waste to feed the worms and thrown-away bottles to package the fertilizer. The result: a cheap, green breakthrough. Word spread, and in 2004, Home Depot began carrying the fertilizer in its Canadian stores.
To Szaky, waste does not exist in nature. TerraCycle is a “second chance” employer of, say, a piece of furniture, an ice-cream container. As Szaky points out: “The biggest problem with most green, fair-trade, and organic products is that they tend to cost more. At TerraCycle, everything is made from rubbish, and rubbish is free. People should be able to protect the planet without having to pay a cost for that right.”
A student at Princeton University.
The manager of a food company.
An employee of Home Depot.
What do we know about the new industry of upcycling?[1分]
It puts waste materials directly into new use.
It promotes completely natural foods.
It buries waste materials in landfills.
It makes organic plant fertilizer.
How did Szaky get the idea of upcy cling?[1分]
From his visits to foreign companies.
From his studies at Princeton University.
Through shopping at big stores in America.
Through the experience of a business competition.
What is the advantage of upcy cling according to Szaky?[1分]
The product has a longer life.
More materials are available
A pure virus (病毒) could be kept in a bottle, just like hundreds of other chemicals. Yet, when a virus is placed on a living thing, it comes to life. As long as it is on a living material, it grows.
A difficult question still remains - what is a virus? Is it living or chemical? Men of science had always thought life and not-life to be as different as black and white. With the discovery of the virus, they became aware of a grey area that was neither black nor white.
Until the 1930’s, it was accepted that there was also a great difference in size between the largest chemical molecules (分子) and the smallest living things. As new and much finer filters (过滤器) were invented, men were able to measure viruses. The first virus to be measured was found to be about 100 millimicrons (毫微米) across.
The largest known chemical molecule measures only 22 millimicrons. The smallest living thing measures almost seven times that size or 150 millimicrons. When viruses were measured, they were found to range in size from 16 millimicrons to 300 millimicrons. Most were found to be larger than the largest chemical molecules and smaller than the smallest living things.
The answer to the puzzle - what is a virus? - must be that it is both living and not living. In a living cell, it is a live thing. In a bottle, it is nothing more than a chemical. We now realize that the virus is actually a link between life and not-life.
What is this text mainly about?[1分]
How viruses should be understood.
The effect viruses have on living things.
How filters are used in studying viruses.
The researches scientists do with viruses.
What makes a virus come to life?[1分]
A large chemical molecule.
What do the underlined words “a grey area” in paragraph 2 refer to?[1分]
The discovery of unknown chemicals.
Viruses in a state of living and not living.
A difficult question unsolved about viruses.
The colour of viruses between black and white.
Which of the following is the smallest in size?[1分]
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TRAVELING IN SCOTLAND
Scotland Travelpass gives you the freedom to use trains, buses and boats in Scotland as much as you like for a fixed period of time, at any time. The pass comes in a helpful pack, with timetables qnd maps along with discount cards, and is available for either four days (£89) or eight days (£119).
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The London for Less discount card comes in a pack with guidebook and a handy fold-out street map. For £12.95 London for Less gives you discounts, from 20-50%, at more than 300 different London attractions, including shows, concerts and restaurants. You can also get discounts on everything from clothes to money exchange. You can buy your London for Less card from some major bookshops in the capital.
BRITAIN’S HERITAGE FOR FREE
The Great British Heritage (GBH) Pass gets you into 600 of Britain’s finest historic houses, castles and gardens and is available for four, seven, 15 days or a month. This year even more attractions are open to GBH cardholders. Visit www.visitbritain.com or go to the Britain Visitor Centre for more information.
With Scotland Travelpass, you can ____.[1分]
have free use of public transport
enjoy free entry to many museums
One use of the London Pass is to ____.[1分]
save you from waiting at some tourist sights
offer you free bus rides throughout London
enable you to shop online with discounts
guide you to London’s best restaurants
Which is most useful if you plan to go to shows in London?[1分]
What service can a GBH card offer for a fixed period time?[1分]
50% discount for public transport.
Cheap prices for hotels in central London.
A 15-day pass to any attractions in Britain.
Free entry to many British historical places.
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You wrote to me saying that you were dreaming of a special weekend away from the noisy city and tedious life.
I am wondering that a day’s tour to the countryside might be a good idea. My recommendation is that I accompany you to Lanshan Village for the weekend and we will be staying at Uncle Zhang’s house. I’ve been there once and was amazed by the beautiful scenery there.
My plan goes like this. We can go for vegetable collection in the field in the morning, which we could breathe fresh air and get a great meal for lunch. Fishing is also fun, which we can go in the afternoon. There is a river near where we live and it only takes us ten minutes on foot. If we are lucky, we could enjoy nice fish for supper. After supper, we can enjoy singing and dancing performed by countrymen.
If you have anything particular in mind, please let me know.