What does the woman want to do?
A.Mail a letter.B.Find a restroom.C.Report a case.
Where is the conversation taking place?
A.At a hospital.B.At a clothing store.C.At an airport.
What does the woman mean?
A.She’s more tired than she looks.
B.Jogging is part of her daily routine.
C.She’s too busy to run in the morning.
Where might the hotel be?
A.Near a forest.B.By the seaside.C.Close to a mall.
What will the woman probably do for the man next?
A.Call the doctor for him.B.Take him to the hospital.C.Give him medicine.
1.What does the man mention about the film?
A.The actor.B.The music.C.The lighting.
2.How did the speakers feel in the middle of the film?
1.What does the man suggest?
A.Having lunch earlier.
B.Taking the test a little later.
C.Canceling the morning break.
2.What time will the test finish?
A.At 9:45 a.m.B.At 9:55 a.m.C.At 8:45 a.m.
1.What are the summers like in Alaska?
A.They are very dark.B.They are pretty cold.C.They are quite bright.
2.Where did the man grow up?
A.In Oregon.B.In California.C.In Washington.
3.What does the woman think of the winters in Alaska?
A.She doesn’t mind them at all.
B.She thinks they have gotten worse.
C.She couldn’t stand them for very long.
1.What is the relationship between the speakers?
A.Neighbors.B.Roommates.C.Host and guest.
2.What did Diane see the cat do?
A.Go outside.B.Run past her quickly.C.Get behind the bookcase.
3.Where was the cat hiding?
A.In the bedroom.B.In the living room.C.In the laundry room.
4.What does the man imply about the cat?
A.She never tries to go outside.
B.She is afraid of the outside world.
C.She always comes back by herself.
1.Why did Camille stand out?
A.She cared about nature protection.
B.She worked on a garden program.
C.She started a community service club.
2.Where will Camille go to college?
3.Why was Stan chosen as the Senior Class King?
A.He studied very well.
B.He grew food for poor students.
C.He helped to make the school prettier.
4.When is the announcement probably being made?
A.In the middle of the school year.
B.Toward the end of the school year.
C.At the beginning of a new school year.
Each year Canada’s Chocolate Town, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, celebrates our community’s rich and delicious heritage with our annual Chocolate Fest. Now in its 31st year, this week-long, family-oriented festival is choc-full of activities, fun events, and all things chocolate-related. Our beloved mascot, the Great Chocolate Mousse, and his lovely wife Tiffany, invite you to join us this August for the sweetest festival of the year Chocolate Fest 20xx!
Ball Hockey Tournament
8:30 am to 11:30 am? Location: Garcelon Civic
Center Game on!! Enjoy the great game of Ball Hockey and be the first team to claim the “Chicken Bone Cup”. We encourage sportsmanship and equal opportunity for all players 3-on-3, maximum 7 players per team. For details call Heather, 465-5616. Sponsored by SUBWAY Restaurants and Chocolate Fest. Cost: $100/team.
Ca-r-ma Charlotte County Coffee Morning
9:30 am to 12 noon? Location: St. Stephen Town Square
Come out and join us for a Starbucks coffee, cup of tea or juice and scrumptious home-baked goods, many featuring chocolate. Sponsored by Ca-r-ma Charlotte County and adoption programs—caring for homeless and feral cats.
Lucy the Lady Bug’s 1st Birthday Party
12 noon to 3 pm.?? Location: Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, NB
Come to celebrate with Lucy and her friends for a picnic on our front lawn——bring your own picnic, or grab lunch at our Garden Cafe. At 2 pm, join Lucy and her friends for an amazing race adventure through the big maze, obstacle course on the main lawn, find treasure in the fantasy garden and much, much more! Cost: $38/Family Day Pass, $16/Adult, $12/Students and Seniors, Free/Children 6 and younger and Family Season Pass Holders.
1.Which of the following might be a good choice for a pet lover?
A.Kingsbrae Garden Party.B.Lucy the Lady Bug’s 1st Birthday Party.
C.Ball Hockey Tournament.D.Ca-r-ma Charlotte County Coffee Morning.
2.Kate, a 5-year-old girl with her grandparents will attend Lucy the Lady Bug’s 1st Birthday Party, how much should be paid?
3.What’s the purpose of the passage?
A.To introduce a sports game.B.To arrange some activities.
C.To advertise an annual fest.D.To promote a chocolate brand.
I stood outside my front door catching my breath. After a lazy Christmas holiday, I had to recover from climbing stairs with carry-on bags and a suitcase. I looked up and blinked. Red tape crossed the door. I didn’t understand Hungarian, but the one English word said enough: “POLICE”.
Google Translate told me I would be arrested if I entered, so I didn’t. Finally, I called my rental agent. He went to the police station for more details.
My agent returned with authorization to enter. Not only were my files undisturbed, but so were the TV and printer. The burglars had taken a few items from the top drawer as well as a small amount of foreign currency in the bottom drawer. Somehow they hadn’t found the jewelry box in the third drawer.
I was in shock. My agent’s words were fuzzy, something about fixing the locks tomorrow and making a list for the police.
Then one day, I remembered that I’d left another jewelry box in the flat. My heart sank as I thought of another locket that had been in that box, a gold engraved one with a picture of my late honey Grandma inside. When I realized the box was missing, the whole experience seemed to crash down on me. I cried.
At the end of January, I received a registered letter from the police. The burglar hadn’t been found, and the case was closed. I slept with my purse by my bed. I hid my laptop when I showered. And then another challenge rose. I was unexpectedly laid off.
Then one July night, I reached into my third drawer, pulled out my jean shorts, and heard a small thud. I looked down and blinked: It was the tiny jewelry box I thought had been stolen six months earlier.
Inside was the locket with honey Grandma smiling at me, being there for me, telling me not to give up. I started to cry.
1.What did the red tape across the writer’s door mean?
A.There was a burglary here.B.The house couldn’t be entered freely.
C.The rent had to be paid quickly.D.The rental agent advertised for the house.
2.What did the agent promise to do?
A.To fix the locks the next day.B.To report the burglary to the police.
C.To have an iron security gate fixed.D.To pay for missing things for the writer.
3.Which can best show the change of the author’s feeling after she learned of the burglary?
A.puzzled→ anxious→ relaxed.B.shocked→ sorrowful→ nervous.
C.shocked→ desperate→ hopeful.D.puzzled→ relieved→ confident.
4.What is the best title for the passage?
A.Red TapeB.A Jewelry BoxC.“Lost” SmileD.Grandma’s Advice
The tall manchineel tree that is native to the Caribbean, Florida, South America, Central America and the Bahamas, looks particularly attractive. But you may be wise to notice the warning given that the tree holds the Guinness World Record for “the world’s most dangerous tree”.
The deadliness begins with the sweet-smelling fruit. As British radiologist Nicola Strickland and her friend discovered, even a single bite of the green apple-like produce can lead to hours of suffering. The scientist says within minutes of eating the fruit, she and her friend experienced “a strange peppery feeling” in their mouths. A few hours later, the two could barely swallow any solid food. Fortunately, the symptoms started to reduce after about eight hours and the fruit did not cause any long-term damage.
Many plants have poisonous bark and leaves to prevent grass-eating animals. However, the fruits are usually edible allowing animals to feed on them or carry seeds to help with reproduction. But since the manchineel fruits are largely transported by ocean tides, the tree does not need help to reproduce.
The tree’s thick and milky white sap (树液) is equally dangerous. Contact with the skin can lead to symptoms that range from headaches to respiratory(呼吸) problems. Exposure to the eye can even cause “temporary painful blindness”. Given that the sap’s most dangerous toxin is highly water soluble, experts advise not using the tree for shade during a rain shower, as raindrops carrying the sap could easily burn your skin.
The fear has resulted in almost destroying the tree in Florida where it is on the list of endangered species. While removing it altogether may seem like the logical solution, experts argue that the manchineel trees are important for local ecosystems. In addition to protecting against ocean winds, the dense manchineel trees also prevent ocean erosion in Central America. The tree’s wood is very popular with Caribbean carpenters who have learned to neutralize its poisonous sap by drying the bark in the sun. In Central and South America, the locals use the bark to treat body swelling caused by injury and infection.
1.Which of the following best explains “edible” underlined in Paragraph 3?
A.Fit to eat.B.Easy to pick.C.Hard to find.D.Nice to look at.
2.Which of the following about the manchineel tree is true?
A.Its fruits taste sweet.
B.It reproduces by ocean tides.
C.Your eyes may be blind at the sight of it.
D.You have difficulty breathing in its shade.
3.What is mainly talked about in the last paragraph?
A.The medical use of the manchineel trees.
B.The important role of the manchineel trees.
C.The urgent need of protecting the manchineel trees.
D.The way of removing poisonous sap from the trees.
4.Which of the following can best show the structure of the passage?
A knitting factory in Bangladesh brings together the past, present, and the future. On one floor, workers knit by hand. On another, people and machines do the work together. And on a third floor, there are only robots.
This building might seem outdated, given the accepted wisdom that robots will replace humans in textiles and many other industries. But it is actually a wise response to how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will likely play out in Asia. As is the case elsewhere, technological progress is rapidly changing industries and economies across the world.
However, much of Asia isn’t ready for robots, for reasons that go beyond fears of mass unemployment. Poorer countries face great barriers to adopting new technologies. Moreover, the region’s lower wages encourage companies to keep human workers. At the factory in Bangladesh, human workers can step in if power or equipment failures knock the machines offline. At the same time, having a fully automated section allows production to continue if workers go on strike.
Conventional wisdom believes that this dual-track(双轨的)approach isn’t sustainable, and that low-to middle-skilled workers will eventually make way for robots. However, these pessimistic predictions ignore the fact that most jobs consist of lots of tasks, some of which cannot be automated.
Still, robots are gaining foothold in the region, particularly in economies such as China and the Republic of Korea. In 20xx, robot sales in Asia increased by 19 percent－the fourth record-breaking year in a row. When less-developed Asian countries eventually join the technology trend, layoffs will inevitably follow. To soften the blow, governments urgently need to pursue labor-market reforms and examine their education systems, starting with technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Although TVET is becoming increasingly popular in Asia’s developing economies, its quality is often poor. Governments should ensure that TVET courses focus on more relevant skills, while remaining flexible so that students can study without sacrificing income.
1.What does the author think of the knitting factory?
2.Why did robots fail to be widely applied in Asia?
A.Power failures often occur in factories.
B.Some countries are not fully prepared.
C.Unemployment has caused many problems.
D.Some countries are too poor to adopt the new technology.
3.What is the reason behind governments’ reforms?
A.To make robots more popular.
B.To raise the quality of education.
C.To reduce the influence of robots.
D.To improve the income of students.
4.What might be talked about in the following paragraph?
A.Measures to resist robots.
B.Ways to improve TVET courses.
C.Some policies to support workers.
D.The future of the dual-track approach.
Unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is something we can develop with practice and time.1..
Here are some ways to improve emotional intelligence.
Pay attention to your own feelings
One of the first steps in improving your EQ is paying attention to your body language. Pause and pay attention to your body language when you experience different emotions. 2.? A lot of people will clench their fists, tighten their breathing, and tense up their shoulders. Release the tension consciously and take control of your breath.
Also, consider writing down your feelings in a journal. 3., but can help you understand more details about how you came to feel a certain way.
Pause before reacting and put yourself into the other person’s place. How would you feel in his or her position? 4.? Understanding others is a quick way to release tension. It helps diffuse(化解) many situations while also making us better negotiators.
5.. Active listening is a deliberate attempt to not only hear what someone is saying, but to understand it. This sounds simple enough, but many people will nod to give the impression of listening, but will actually just be waiting to reply—or ignore the other person altogether.
Those with low EQ will impulsively start talking about themselves every chance they get, no matter what the topic is. For active listening, try to build a conversation, which can promote mutual understanding.
A. It’s not only a good release
B. It will make a big difference
C. How should you deal with such situations
D. Here’s one skill that many people could improve
E. What could be a possible reason for their behavior
F. It’s a skill that will pay off many times in our lives
G. What do you instinctively do when you get bad news
Through the cold winter wasteland a man walked hard, leaning into the harsh wind which tried to force him back. He was covered from head to toe in layers of ___clothing, layers of protection against the____weather. On he ___, searching, searching. This must be the way.
In the distance he saw what looked like ___rising out of the ground. It rose a few feet and then was quickly ___away by the biting wind. He changed his ___and turned towards the steam. As he got closer, he thought he could make out ___. Their melody(旋律) was unfamiliar to him -musical, ___and warm - it ___him closer.
There before him was a remarkable sight. In the middle of the frozen wasteland was a large ____. Several people seemed to be ___easily in it without any effort. As they saw him ___, a man called out to him.
“Come in here. It is lovely and warm. You can just ___back and relax,” said the man.
“I can’t. There are no ___.” The man replied.
“Just jump in. It really is lovely. There’s plenty of ___for another.” Another of the floaters joined in the ___.
“But what if I want to get out? The sides are too ___to reach up to.” “Believe me, you won’t want to get out. Come on.” But he decided not to jump in. And that was a(an) ___decision.
There’re many things and people in life like this pool. They ___you life can be easy. But in fact, they are ___that you can’t come back from.
Life is hard. Stay wise. And fight.
Chinese oracle-bone inscriptions(甲骨文) were included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Oracle-bone inscriptions are the 1.(early) documentary evidence found in China, unearthed from the Yin ruins in Anyang city, Henan province. These inscriptions provide 2.(record) of divination(占卜)and prayers to gods from people in 3. late Shang dynasty. Over the years, oracle-bone inscriptions 4. (develop) into modern-day Chinese characters, 5.(show) the continuous evolution of Chinese civilization. Oracle bones serve 6. important materials for studying the long-standing and brilliant Chinese civilization.
The Memory of the World Programme, 7.(establish) by UNESCO in 1992, aims to rescue the gradually aging, worsening 8. disappearing documentary heritage in the world, 9. (strengthen) protection, and to raise public awareness of the significance of documentary heritage. The program 10.(take) place every two years, and last time, China’s submission of “Archives of the Nanjing Massacre” was included in the Memory of the World Register. So far, China has already had many examples of documentary heritage included in the Memory of the World Register.
Before I went to Yunnan to attend a teaching activity, I had wondered what music to bring into the mountains to share with the children there. Music is an universal language, that is the best way to communicate with the children there. And I was afraid that the children would be too shy not to sing a song.
However, when I arrived, I found there was nothing to worry. They were extreme energetic during my class. I choose a famous song by Jay Chou “Fragrance of Rice”, tell the children whatever happened, their family would always be there for them. They should cherish anything and try their best to overcome difficulty in their life.
3. 参考词汇:书法 calligraphy