What present does the woman send the man?
A.A little cat.B.A toy car.C.A nice cake.
What kind of person is Stan?
A.He is selfish.B.He is cold.C.He is helpful.
Who will arrive today?
Where does the conversation probably take place?
A.At a station.B.At a restaurant.C.In a library.
Why does the man hold a party?
A.To celebrate the birth of a child.B.To celebrate his buying an old house.
C.To celebrate his moving into a new house.
1.What are the speakers talking about?
2.Which one is painted by George Anderson?
A.The Summer Flowers.B.The Swiss Mountains.C.The Lovely Windows.
1.Why is today a big day for the man?
A.He will get paid.B.He will attend a party.C.He will have a meeting.
2.Which tie does the man decide to wear?
A.The red one.B.The blue one.C.The white one.
1.Where did the woman move when she was young?
A.To America.B.To Mexico.C.To Japan.
2.What will the woman probably do after graduation?
A.Join a company.B.Become a lawyer.C.Run her own hotel.
3.Who is studying management?
1.What are the speakers talking about?
A.How to laugh.B.How to tell jokes.C.How to make people surprised.
2.What makes the woman feel embarrassed (尴尬的)?
A.Her jokes are not appreciated.B.Her friends often laugh at her.
C.Her parents don’t understand her.
3.What does the man suggest to the woman?
A.Laughing Loudly while telling jokes.B.Telling jokes to the right person.
C.Not using body language.
4.What can we learn from the conversation?
A.The woman doesn’t understand her friends at all.
B.When the man tells jokes, his friends seldom laugh.
C.The man is better at telling jokes than the woman.
1.When does the speaker help with cooking?
A.In the morning.B.In the afternoon.C.In the evening.
2.What does the speaker like best?
A.Fishing.B.Telling stories.C.Riding a horse.
3.Why are the other kids often laughing at the speaker?
A.She dropped the hot dogs in the fire.B.She couldn’t ride a horse.
C.She got lost in the forest.
4.How does the speaker find the summer camp?
You may be familiar with the following famous people, but have you heard of their graduation speeches, in which they either share their unforgotten experiences or give you some great inspiration(灵感).
Michael Dell, University of Texas at Austin
And now you’ve accomplished something great and important here, and it’s time for you to move on to what’s next. And you must not let anything prevent you from taking those first steps. … You must also commit to the adventure. Just have faith in the skills and the knowledge you’ve been blessed(赐予) with and go.
J.K. Rowling, Harvard University
Half my lifetime ago, I was striking an uneasy balance between my ambition and the expectation from my parents who were not rich…But what I feared most of myself at your age was not poverty, but failure. The fact that you are graduating from Harvard suggests that you know little about failure, you might be driven by a fear of failure quite as much as a desire for success.
Steve Jobs, Stanford University
Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith…Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle.
Bill Gates, Harvard University
We need as many people as possible to have access to the advanced technology to lead to a revolution in what human beings can do for one another. They are making it possible not just for national governments, but for universities, smaller organizations, and even individuals to see problems, see approaches and deal with the world’s inequities(不公平) like hunger, poverty, and so on.
1.What Michael Dell said is to encourage us to ________.
A.listen to our heartB.run after our dreams
C.follow others’ exampleD.learn from our mistakes
2.What did J.K. Rowling fear most when she was studying in university?
3.What does Bill Gates suggest people do?
A.Master as much advanced technology as possible.
B.Make contributions to the environment.
C.Work together to solve some global problems.
D.Take responsibility for their own behavior.
Everybody, at some point in their lives, has experienced failure. It could be something as simple as not getting the job you wanted, or getting fewer marks even after hard work. But what makes you is not your failure, but how you get back up after being hit.
Once, a young school boy was caught in a fire accident in his school and was assumed that he would not live. His mother was told that he was sure to die, for the terrible fire had destroyed the lower half of his body. Even if he were to survive, he would be lame throughout his life.
But the brave boy did not want to die nor did he want to be lame. Much to the amazement of the doctor, he did survive. But unfortunately from his waist down, he had no motor ability. His thin legs just hung there, lifeless. Eventually he left the hospital. But his determination to walk was unshakable. At home, when he was not in bed, he had to stay in a wheelchair. One day, he threw himself from the chair and pulled himself across the grass, dragging his legs behind him. He reached the fence, raised himself up and then began dragging himself along the fence, firmly determined. He did this every day, with faith in himself that he would be able to walk unaided. With his iron determination, he did develop the ability to stand up, then to walk on and off, then to walk by himself and then to run.
He began to walk to school, and then run to school, to run for the joy of running. Later in college he was on the track team.
In February 1934, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, this young man who was not expected to survive, who would surely never walk, who could never hope to run — this determined young man, Dr. Glenn Cunningham, ran the world’s fastest mile.
A good example of the power of positive(积极的) thinking and faith in oneself, Glenn Cunningham continues to be an inspiration for many, and his story, a brilliant evidence to how one can bounce back even when all difficulties are piled against one, to the degree that death seemed the preferable choice.
1.What was the doctor’s opinion about Glenn?
A.There was a little chance that Glenn could survive.
B.Great determination could make a difference to Glenn.
C.Glenn was able to walk with his own great effort
D.Glenn could live a normal life with the upper half of his body.
2.The underlined word “unaided” means ________.
A.for himselfB.without help
C.with disabilityD.without hesitation
3.What do we know about Glenn?
A.Glenn took recovery exercise in hospital.
B.Glenn inspired people with his moving story.
C.Glenn won the first place in Marathon.
D.Glenn organized a track team in college.
4.What can be a suitable title for the text?
A.Stand up after failureB.Strengthen determination
C.Go after dreamsD.Face difficulty bravely
I came to Rio, Brazil to work one year ago. So what have I found here?
You need to learn Portuguese
I started studying Portuguese about two years ago. I didn’t end up improving my Portuguese as much as I’d hoped before I came here. While Spanish and Portuguese are structurally quite similar, there are huge differences between the two. You can’t just magically understand Brazilians if you speak Spanish.
I didn’t need to bring heels.
Going out in cities like Buenos Aires is a big deal. You get dressed up, you do your hair, and you definitely wear heels—at least if you’re going out to dance. I had no idea how wrong I was. Yes, Rio is a city, but it’s a city on the beach. Of course, there are fancy clubs that probably expect everyone to show up in dress shoes(时装鞋), but most of the places I’ve been to are fine with sneakers, even for dancing.
Learning about pop music is a must.
Whenever I go out and a pop song comes on, every single other person there sings along to all the words. I still haven’t understood if there are only 25 songs that get played in public or if people really do just have a fantastic memory for lyrics, but either way, I wish I’d spent a bit more time practicing Brazilian pop music so I wouldn’t look like such a lost foreigner.
Airplanes are a surprisingly sensitive subject
In Brazil, the credit for modern flight goes to Alberto Santos Dumont. Brazilians say the Wright Brothers’ use of a catapult(飞机弹射器) was technically cheating and point to their man as the real pioneer of the plane. Therefore, be careful before bringing up the subject of planes in Brazil unless you’re ready for a lecture.
1.What can we infer about Brazilians?
A.They are fond of dancing.B.They understand Spanish.
C.They have a good memory.D.They are informally dressed.
2.How did the author react when the others were singing?
A.She felt like an outsider.B.She felt ashamed.
C.She sang along.D.She pretended to be lost.
3.What topic should you avoid in Rio?
A.Pop music.B.Dressing styles.
C.The history of planes.D.Spanish.
4.What’s the author’s purpose in writing the text?
A.To tell us something about Brazil.
B.To give foreigners in Rio some suggestions.
C.To share her life in Rio as a foreigner.
D.To encourage us to learn a foreign language.
Some people state they never forget a face. But what does that saying mean? Is there really no limit to the number of faces a person can remember?
A new study has found that, on average, people can remember as many as 5,000 faces. That number comes from a group of researchers at the University of York in England. There have been many studies recently on facial recognition. But the authors of this study say theirs is the first time that scientists have been able to put a number to the abilities of humans to recognize faces.
During the study, people spent one hour writing down as many faces from their personal lives as possible. Then, they wrote down famous faces they know, such as actors, politicians and other public people. The results showed that the participants knew between 1,000 and 10,000 faces, which is very shocking to the researchers. Rob Jenkins, coauthor of the study, said one explanation about it may be that some people have a natural ability for remembering faces. He also said it could be because of different social environments. Some people may have grown up in more populated places. So they may have had more social contact throughout their lives.
The ability to tell individual people apart is “clearly important.” In today’s modern world of big cities, televisions and social media, we meet thousands of people. Our facial recognition abilities help us to deal with the many different faces we see on the screens, as well as those we know.
The people in the study included 25 men and women. They are between 18 and 61 years old. “It would be interesting to see whether there is a peak age for the number of faces we know”, Jenkins said it is possible that we gather more faces throughout our lifetime. But, he added, there also may be an age at which we start to find it harder to remember all of those faces.
1.How is the study different from the previous ones?
A.It is the first study on facial recognition.
B.It lists the number of faces people can recognize.
C.The study includes participants of all ages.
D.Participants could only recognize faces from personal lives.
2.What does the underlined word “it” in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A.The difference of social environments.B.People’s natural ability to learn.
C.The wide range of the numbers.D.The necessity of facial recognition.
3.What will the researchers probably focus on after this study?
A.Why older people remember more faces.
B.How our ability to remember faces vary at different ages.
C.Whether people’s ability to remember faces is necessary.
D.When people can remember the most faces.
4.What can be a suitable title for the text?
A.Human Beings Never Forget a FaceB.Face Recognition Benefits Humans
C.The Brain Remembers Thousands of FacesD.The Key to Remembering More Faces
Universities are doing everything they can to become a green campus. But there are also items students can do to make your campus more eco-friendly.
1. Recycle everything, especially paper!
There is a large amount of paper a college student goes through every term.1..We know that these things can’t be avoided, but the way you handle the use of all the paper can really help create a better green campus.
2. Buy green.
2.. Paper, cleaning products and water are products that can be bought as recycled goods. They’re slightly more expensive than the normal products, but it’s worth it to make a green campus.
3. Walk and bike to school.
Most campuses, especially those that are trying to become a more eco-friendly campus, have pretty good public transportation. 3..Walking or biking will help make your campus a green university.
A water bottle can be refilled at any water fountain and can easily be drunk in class or while riding a bike. This will save the environment by decreasing the amount of plastic waste on your campus.
5. Buy used clothing.
It is usually thought of as something to do to save money. 5.. Recycling clothes minimizes the use of resources to make clothing and puts a dent in the problem of worldwide sweatshops.
A. Carry a water bottle.
B. Buy recycled goods as much as possible.
C. It is also good for the environment!
D. Paper made of this kind of wood is much stronger.
E. It includes class notes, term papers, student newspapers and so on.
F. On top of that, almost all universities are pedestrian (步行者) friendly.
G. Universities call on all the students to learn to recycle all the waste paper.
We hired two cabs and visited Abu. We fixed our luggage on top of the _______ and started out. During the journey back, we stopped for a tea. That’s when I noticed _______ that the rope with which the luggage was _______ in one of the carriers had come loose and one of the _______ was missing. It must have _______ somewhere along the way. Although it didn’t contain any _______ things just clothes and some food, we decided to retrace (折返) our steps, driving back four kilometres, _______ the bag. But Luck wasn’ t our friend: We could not _______ it and returned to Ahmedabad unhappy.
After about a(n) _______, one day, while in my office, I got a call from my assistant that a ________ Mr Shah wanted to see me. I called him into my ________ and asked him: “How can we help you?” To which he said, “No, sir. I have not come for any official help. It is a(n) ________ matter. Did you lose your bag?” I told him about the lost bag from Mount Abu a month ago
Then Shah said his side of the ________:“I was driving back to Ahmedabad when I ________ a bag lying by the side of the road. I picked it up and ________ there for an hour or so. Since no one turned up to claim (索要) it, I went to a nearby gas station and gave my ________ to the manager with a request that if someone asked him for the bag my details may be ________. About a month passed. Since I did not hear from anyone, I ________open the lock and found your visiting card, with your ________ and address, inside. So, here I am. I was surprised and quite ________, too. I could not find the right words to express myself. I somehow managed to speak a few sentences, but nearly not enough to express my feelings on his act of kindness.
5.A.taken offB.fallen outC.taken onD.fallen off
7.A.looking forB.running intoC.getting overD.handing out
Joanna Cole, born on August 11, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey, has been credited to be one of the 1.(popular) children’s authors of all time. She 2.(write) over 250 books so far. Cole has owed a large part of her passion to one of her elementary school teachers.
Joanna Cole continued her education and 3.(final) earned a bachelor’s degree. In 1971 she decided to write her first book cockroaches. She did some research and discovered 4. had never been a book written for children about cockroaches. 5., she thought she would be the first. Cole wrote the first Magic School Bus in 1985. The book would go on to be published the 6.(follow) year and quickly became book series and cartoon series due to its 7.(succeed).
Cole writes in a way that will hopefully inspire children 8.(think) like a scientist. She does this by writing ideas instead of just facts. She also tries to ask questions in her books 9. require children to think and discover the answers as they read. This creates 10. engaging experience for children, so it is no wonder why younger readers are interested in her books.
删除:把多余的词用斜线 ( / ) 划掉。
I’m glad to receive your letter. Thank you for your caring for the weather or my health. Now I’d like to tell you anything about the smog.
Since last winter, the smog has been occurred a lot of times. It has done great harm to our daily life—a great number people got sick; many traffic accidents happened and quite lots of flights had to be put up. Luckily, people have realized the serious harm causing by the smog and the importance of protecting the environment. People all over the country are taking measure to reduce the smog. As for me, I will go to school by bike or on foot, and I would not throw the waste anywhere. Beside, I will tell people around to try their best to protect the environment. Would you like to tell me some other good ideas?
Looking forward to receive your reply.
假如你是李华，想邀请你的朋友John在周六晚上去观看科幻电影 The Wandering Earth，请用英语给他写一封邮件，内容包括:
Looking forward to your reply.