--- I’ve got something weighing on my mind. Could you give me some advice?
--- ______. Tell me all about it and I’ll do what I can.
A. Don’t mention itB. No wonder
C. No problemD. My pleasure
Everybody was touched ______ words after they heard her moving story.
A. withoutB. beyond
C. againstD. despite
Think carefully before you answer questions online. You may be ______ into giving away very important personal information.
A. caughtB. addicted
C. seizedD. trapped
The coat I bought yesterday is not expensive at all. As a matter of fact, I would gladly have paid ______ for it.
A. as much twiceB. much as twice
C. as twice muchD. twice as much
Nearly all educators believe that a challenging situation can often ______ the best qualities of a person.
A. cheer upB. take over
C. bring outD. put away
This restaurant has an inviting, homelike atmosphere ______ many others are short of.
A. whereB. when
C. thatD. what
The only problem was ______ we kept getting lost! But people in Tianjin are very friendly and helpful.
A. whyB. whether
C. thatD. how
--- Why didn’t you help the little boy?
--- Oh, he had struggled to his feet ______ I could run over and offered any help.
A. beforeB. after
C. whenD. since
--- Is it convenient to you if I call you up at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning?
--- I’m afraid not. I ______ a meeting then.
A. will have attendedB. was attending
C. will be attendingD. am attending
--- Where will you start your work after graduation?
--- Mum, it’s not been decided yet. I ______ continue my study for a higher degree.
A. needB. must
C. wouldD. might
______ to nuclear radiation, even for a short time, may influence genes in human bodies.
A. Having exposedB. Being exposed
C. To exposeD. Exposed
--- Dad, have you seen my Christmas card?
--- ______ you painted last night? I’m afraid I haven’t seen ______.
A. One ; oneB. The one ; it
C. One ; itD. The one ; that
--- Thank you for reminding me of the time, or I ????? late for the flight yesterday.
--- Don’t mention it.
A. will have beenB. would have been
C. must beD. could be
--- What did she want to know, Tom?
--- She wondered ______ we could complete the experiment.
A. when was itB. it was when that
C. it was whenD. when it was that
--- I’ll pay a visit to Hong Kong. Would you mind keeping an eye on my house?
--- Not at all. ______.
A. I’d rather notB. I’d be happy
C. I’ve no timeD. I’d like to
??? I never knew how well Mother could keep a trust until I was going through her things after she died. I discovered something I had _______ forgotten, something that happened to me as a child.
One day, as I went to sleep after my sisters and I had said our prayers, I recalled the events of the day and how _______ I had behaved toward Mother. “I must make things right now,” I thought.
Quietly I _______ out of bed and picked up the pencil and paper from the dresser, and then tiptoed into the hall. The _______ from the living room shone dimly. I knew Mother was downstairs still doing some sewing.
I quickly _______ a note asking Mother to excuse me for being so _______. I didn’t want my sisters to know my business so I _______ a postscript, “Please don’t let anyone else see this.” Then I _______ moved into my parents’ bedroom and put the letter under Mother’s pillow.
The next morning when I _______ my bed after breakfast, I ________ found a return note under my pillow. Mother wrote that she loved me and ________ me. This became my way of apologizing whenever I talked ________ or disobeyed. Mother always left a return note, but she never ________ our under-the-pillow messages in front of the family. Even when we were ________, she never mentioned them when we sisters ________ our childhood.
When Mother passed away, I had to go through her personal belongings. In her desk was a bundle of notes tied with a faded ribbon. On top was a message in handwriting which read, “In the event of my death, please ________ these.”
I ________ the package and glanced at the handwriting onthe bottom. To my ________, I recognized my childish writing, “PS. Please don’t let anyone else see this. Love, Edie.” I gently placed the unopened bundle in the ________ along with other things for the rubbish burner. “Lord,” I prayed, “make me like ________.”
1.A. longB. hardlyC. neverD. often
2.A. wellB. politelyC. happilyD. badly
3.A. wentB. rushedC. slippedD. moved
4.A. moonB. lightC. gasD. lamp
5.A. foundB. sentC. wroteD. took
6.A. lazyB. lateC. carelessD. naughty
7.A. tookB. addedC. broughtD. placed
8.A. quietlyB. quicklyC. calmlyD. hurriedly
9.A. searchedB. leftC. madeD. folded
10.A. secretlyB. unexpectedlyC. happilyD. fortunately
11.A. favoredB. understoodC. supportedD. forgave
12.A. overB. backC. loudlyD. big
13.A. spoke aboutB. put onC. gave outD. got around
14.A. aloneB. curiousC. olderD. interested
15.A. remindedB. forgotC. missedD. recalled
16.A. keepB. destroyC. hideD. announce
17.A. turned overB. tore openC. looked throughD. picked up
18.A. sadnessB. embarrassmentC. surpriseD. excitement
19.A. drawerB. wastebasketC. bedroomD. dresser
20.A. GodB. an angelC. a birdD. Mother
Below is a web page from http://www.xxxxxx.com/.
Kid of the Year Photo Contest
Enter your kid’s photo today and win ! We’re giving away 52 weekly $250 prizes from Readers’ Choice votes. PLUS our editors will select one entry (参赛作品) to win our grand prize of $7,000.
Official Contest Rules
No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Kid of the Year Photo Contest entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. March 23, 20xx, and ends on January 21, 20xx (the “Entry Period”). Entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. on January 21, 20xx (“Entry Deadline”). Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
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ENTRY: There will be two methods of entry.
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Visit http://www.parents.com/photos/photo-contests-1/kid-of-the-year/ and click the button to enter. Then complete the registration form and follow the instructions to upload one album of up to six photos of your child aged three months to eight years. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats (格式) and cannot exceed 3 MB.
Visit Facebook.com/ParentsMagazine and click the Kid of 20xx tab. Fill out the registration form and upload one album of up to six photos of your child aged three months to eight years. You may provide one description and one album title that will be applied to all photos. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, supported or run by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Parents Magazine and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to run the promotion and register for Parents.com.
Photos must not contain material that infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright violation. Photos must not contain brand names or trademarks.
LIMIT: One entry per household, per eligible (有资格的) child, per week. One weekly prize per child. For entries of more than one eligible child in the household, the entry process must be completed separately for each child. No group entries.
1.We can learn from the passage that ________.
A. you should buy something first before you enter the contest
B. your entry will not be returned even if you don’t win the contest
C. you should send your entry before 12:00 p.m. on March 23, 20xx
D. the editors of the contest will decide who will win the 20,000 dollars in prizes
2.Linda, a mother with seven-year-old twins, wants to enter the contest. She MUST ________.
A. provide a description and an album title for the kid’s photos
B. go to Meredith Corporation to fill out the registration forms
C. complete the entry process separately for each of her kids
D. provide the information to Facebook if she chooses Facebook Entry
3.To enter the contest, photos must ________.
A. have won some prize or award
B. be taken by non-professional entrants
C. contain brand names or trademarks
D. contain parents’ personal information
4.What does the underlined word “infringes” mean?
A. violates.B. obtains.
C. grasps.D. cheats.
5.The purpose of the passage is ________.
A. to advertise the website Facebook. com
B. to make profits by attracting photographers’ interest
C. to introduce two methods of entering a photo contest
D. to encourage parents with children to enter a photo contest
??? During this shopping season, salesmen will come up with different strategies to get your business. Many product companies use specific colors to cause positive emotions and compete for a sale. However, sight is not the only sensory (感官的`) retail that companies use. Sounds and smells can also influence consumers’ purchasing decisions.
Nobel Prize-winning research shows that our sense of smell has great power to cause an emotional response. A study published earlier this year compared purchasing in a French flower shop when the smell of lavender (薰衣草) was given off and when it wasn’t. It found that the smell increased the number of consumers’ purchasing items and the amount of their purchases. An earlier study using Nike shoes found that consumers desired the shoes more, and were willing to pay more, when the room had a mixed smell of flowers. Realizing the subconscious impact of smell, many stores apply artificial scents (气味) through their heating and air-conditioning vents (通风口) or place scent machines above their doors. For instance, a coconut scent might make that bikini more appealing as you long for a vacation.
Ever felt frenzied due to a store’s fast-paced music? Or calmed by a piece of light music? A retailer’s choice of music can have a big impact on consumers’ moods. One study found that when subjected to loud music, consumers will spend less time in a store. But interestingly, the researchers did not find a difference in sales or customers’ satisfaction. Another interesting finding from a recent study was that customers actually shop longer when exposed to unfamiliar music. Just as department stores use different scents in certain departments, many use different music in some areas to appeal to varying consumers.
Well, you could always leave the store and take a break, but the food court probably isn’t your best choices as brands like Cinnabon and Panera Bread also use scents as part of their customers’ experience. Online retailers (零售商) use a variety of other strategies to get your business, but you can always neglect those and enjoy the familiar scents of home.
1.The passage is mainly about ________.
A. consumers’ favorite sounds and smells while shopping
B. shopping malls’ strategies for satisfying consumers
C. some special services from super shopping malls
D. two factors affecting consumers’ shopping decisions
2.What can be inferred from Paragraph 2?
A. Decorating stores with flowers becomes a fashion.
B. Shops with special smells can attract more consumers.
C. Smells can actually help businessmen gain more profits.
D. The products with a kind of special smell are more popular.
3.How does music have an effect on consumers?
A. It controls consumers’ desire for shopping.
B. It influences how long consumers stay in a shop.
C. It gives consumers the satisfaction of enjoying shopping.
D. Whether consumers are willing to buy things depends on it.
4.Which of the following can replace the underlined word “frenzied” in Paragraph 3?
A. Satisfied.B. Depressed.
C. Surprised.D. Excited.
5.What does the writer try to express in the last paragraph?
A. Online shopping is becoming more and more popular nowadays.
B. People should spend more time at home with family members.
C. People can choose to get rid of salesmen’s promotion strategies.
D. Smells and sounds are important for consumers’ shopping experience.
Have you ever found yourself in this situation: You hear a song you used to sing when you were a child — a bit of nostalgia (怀旧) or “blast from the past,” as we say. But it is not a distant childhood memory. The words come back to you as clearly as when you sang them all those years ago.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the relationship between music and remembering a foreign language. They found that remembering words in a song was the best way to remember even one of the most difficult languages.
Here is what they did. Researchers took 60 adults and randomly divided them into three groups of 20. Then they gave the groups three different types of “listen-and-repeat” learning conditions. Researchers had one group simply speak the words. They had the second group speak the words to a rhythm, or beat. And they asked the third group to sing the words.
All three groups studied words from the Hungarian language for 15 minutes. Then they took part in a series of language tests to see what they remembered.
Why Hungarian, you ask? Researchers said they chose Hungarian because not many people know the language. It does not share any roots with Germanic or Romance languages, such as Italian or Spanish. After the tests were over, the singers came out on top. The people who learned these new Hungarian words by singing them showed a higher overall performance. They did the best in four out of five of the tests. They also performed two times better than those who simply learned the words by speaking them.
Dr. Katie Overy says singing could lead to new ways to learn a foreign language. The brain likes to remember things when they are contained in a catchy or memorable tune.
Dr. Ludke said the findings could help those who struggle to learn foreign languages. On the University of Edinburgh’s website Dr. Ludke writes, “This study provides the first experimental evidence that a listen-and-repeat singing method can support foreign language learning, and opens the door for future research in this area.”
1.The “song” mentioned in the first paragraph is intended to ________.
A. recall the pastB. amuse the readers
C. introduce the topicD. compare the past with the present
2.According to the passage which language doesn’t share the same root with Germanic or Romance languages?
A. HungarianB. Spanish
C. ItalianD. English
3.From the last two paragraphs, we can conclude that ________.
A. singing is the best way to learn a foreign language
B. brain probably works best when foreign language learners sing the words
C. a listen-repeat method is very effective for any language learner
D. Dr. Katie Overy and Dr. Ludke disagree with each other
4.What’s correct about the study undertaken by the researchers at the University of Edinburgh?
A. Altogether twenty adults were tested in the study.
B. People in the 3rd group performed as well as the other 2 groups.
C. People in the 2nd group were asked to speak the words to a beat.
D. In the study 60 adults were divided into 3 groups according to abilities.
5.In which situation can the finding of the research be applied?
A. A mother is going to teach her baby how to speak.
B. A child is going to have his first music lesson.
C. A student is going to learn a new English song.
D. An American is going to learn some Chinese.
With child behavior, there is almost much more than it meets the eye. Because it occurs at so many different levels, child behavior that seems simple at one level can often be much more complex and meaningful at another.
For instance, a little child’s pattern of getting into cupboards, drawers and closed rooms, even after being told not to, is easily considered as bad behavior. When viewed at that level, the pattern is unacceptable and could lead to punishment. But it can be viewed at a more complex and meaningful level, namely child exploration. If a child regularly experiences an angry parent who seems determined to prevent any exploratory activities, the child will decide to continue to achieve future discoveries. When parents view this behavior as born out of natural curiosity rather than simple opposition, they are more likely to accept and appropriately monitor it. Although it may lead to warning responses to ensure the child’s safety, it is less likely to lead to punishment.
There are countless other examples. Holding a goldfish outside its bowl is foolish at one level but also can be seen as a young child’s attempt to express physical affection for a pet. Spending time with friends rather than family is selfish at one level but also indicates a teen’s need for independence.
The point here is that child behavior is often exhibited in simple forms that can appear to be oppositional, selfish or generally unacceptable if viewed only at that basic level. However, when viewed at a more meaningful level, the same apparently simple behavior can be seen as something larger and potentially more adaptive. This doesn’t mean the behavior should be ignored, especially if it is inappropriate. But looking at the bigger picture of a child’s behavior, adults might gain a fuller understanding of what they’re dealing with, which can create more flexibility in how they respond.
1.According to Paragraph 1, we can know that child behavior ________.
A. is very changeableB. is inacceptable
C. occurs at different levelsD. is fully understood by adults
2.The example in Paragraph 2 mainly shows that ________.
A. parents should properly punish child behavior
B. parents should keep children’s safety in mind
C. children’s behavior shows their interests
D. there are different attitudes to child behavior
3.What does the underlined sentence in Paragraph 2 most probably mean?
A. The child will insist on doing things with determination.
B. The child will have to make frequent decisions.
C. The child will make new discoveries in the future.
D. The child will develop a strong sense of achievement.
4.It can be inferred from Paragraph 3 that ________.
A. child behavior usually reflects a child’s need
B. what a child does can mean differently when seen from different aspects
C. children tend to do something to show their dependence to their parents
D. children spending time with friends show their selfishness
5.What does the writer suggest parents should do with a child’s behavior?
A. Have a positive attitude towards it.
B. Ignore the improper behavior.
C. View it at the basic level.
D. Watch over it from head to foot.
I stood at the edge of the cliff. The wind stung my eyes, cutting into my skin. Dark-feathered birds circled the air, swooping (俯冲) low over the ocean every now and then to catch their dinner. Hundreds of feet below, the deep ocean beat against the rough sandy shore. I took a deep breath, filling my lungs with excitement — and at the same time, fear.
Behind me, I heard the rest of the crew start to mutter. I was here for the shooting of a movie as I was one of the lead actors in the film Dangerous Things, and this scene was right in the middle of the climax (故事的高潮). It was vital that this went right.
The director had talked to me about getting a stunt double (替身演员), but I’d persuaded him that I could handle the dive. I’d taken a diving course a few years ago, and I’d been taking swimming lessons since I was five years old. I had been pretty confident that I could do this — up till now.
Someone called out, “Ceria, you don’t have to do this! Are you sure you want to dive?” It was one of the producers, Callie Evans. I knew I couldn’t turn back now. I couldn’t bear to see the disappointed look on the director’s face when he was told that I couldn’t do it.
At that moment, all my fears and worries broke free. The expectation of adventure and victory seemed to move all the hesitation. I swooped downwards. The air on either side of me cut into my extended arms. I knew that this wonderful feeling of flight would only last a few seconds, yet time seemed to slow down so I could hear the thrilled whoops of my crew and a round of applause that seemed to echo in my pounding ears.
1.At the beginning, how did the author feel about what she was going to do?(No more than 3 words)
2.What does the underlined sentence in Paragraph 2 mean in English?(No more than 15 words)
3.Why was the author that confident in diving?? (No more than 10 words)
4.What was the crew’s reaction while the author was diving down?? (No more than 10 words)
5.How do you like the author? Please explain why.? (No more than 25 words)
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