假如你是李华,你远在美国工作的叔叔想要回国发展,来信向你询问家乡的情况。请你给他写一封回信,要点如下:

1.家乡的变化(街道、绿化、建筑);

2.存在的问题(环境、交通);

3.希望他为家乡做贡献。

注意:

1.词数100左右;

2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

3.开头语已为你写好,不计入总词数。

参考词汇:做贡献make contributions to

Dear uncle,

I'm glad to hear that you will come back to our homeland for development.____________________________

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Yours sincerely,

Li Hua

 

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短文。短文中共有10处错误,每句中最多有两处。错误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(∧),并在此符号下面写出该加的词。

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。

Dear members,

It is a great honor to speak here for our English club,which was formed two month ago.I'm also gladly that our club has held series of activities including offering services to the visitors to the Expo.As the Expo received a great many of visitors,it required helpers with a good command of English.On hearing the call,all members devote all their time to serve others.Not only did many improve his basic skills but improved communication between Chinese but western people.

I believe future activities will be organizing to make our club more attract.

 

The parts of a traditional piano have changed very little for1.(hundred) of years.The keys are black and white2.color.But now an electronic,piano-like musical instrument replaces those keys with surfaces3.respond to touch.

A start-up company called ROLI began selling the electronic keyboard in 2013.The keyboard is known as Seaboard.It does not have4.same white and black keys as a piano.Instead it is5.(make) from soft and rubbery materials.

Roland Lamb is the6.(invent) of Seaboard and a jazz piano player.He says he invented Seaboard so he could create7.(difference) kinds of sounds with the instrument.

"I wanted to be able8.(express) more from the keyboard and create the kinds of sounds that people could create on a guitar or a saxophone.And I sat at the piano thinking9.I can't strike a note and then move it."

The way a person touches the keys on a Seaboard10.(affect) the instrument's sound.This new technology enables the player to create sounds that traditional pianos cannot make.

 

When I was younger I was lost in the stories in magic books.I____them thirstily.Also like most of the readers of these stories I secretly wished for magical____for myself.I wanted to be able to____make my pain disappear,to make my____go away,and to have power over this world that so often has power over us.

____I got older,however,I realized that there was no such thing as magic.Later,the____reality of life set in I struggled through a long period of____.Worst of all,I had daily____from a back injury that was never completely good.I felt great____when both of my sons____from loneliness.I still sometimes daydreamed of magic but finally that____.

Then one day I____a different kind of magic called LOVE.It grew____in my heart,soul and____day by day. This magic connected me to my own best self and to all of the____souls in this world.Though it didn't____my poverty,it made every day of my life____and colorful.Though it didn't make my back pain go away,it helped me ____it so much better.Though it didn't cure my sons' loneliness,it helped me see the____,loving and joyful souls.

There is such a thing as magic in each one of us in this world.This magic is called LOVE.May you choose it, share it,and____every single day of your life in it.

1.A. awarded    B. read    C. drank    D. wrote

2.A. parents    B. authors    C. powers    D. tops

3.A. magically    B. hardly    C. doubtfully    D. harmfully

4.A. changes    B. problems    C. effort    D. responsibility

5.A. As    B. Though    C. Unless    D. If

6.A. competitive    B. happy    C. unrealized    D. peaceful

7.A. benefit    B. adventure    C. fault    D. poverty

8.A. chance    B. interest    C. pain    D. loss

9.A. sadness    B. joy    C. determination    D. patience

10.A. recovered    B. suffered    C. prevented    D. differed

11.A. turned up    B. died away    C. turned in    D. died off

12.A. forecast    B. avoided    C. consulted    D. spotted

13.A. weaker    B. smaller    C. cleverer    D. stronger

14.A. mind    B. religion    C. mercy    D. tradition

15.A. another    B. all    C. other    D. both

16.A. measure    B. hold    C. remove    D. employ

17.A. dependent    B. logical    C. hopeless    D. rich

18.A. lay out    B. make up    C. account for    D. deal with

19.A. painful    B. ugly    C. beautiful    D. violent

20.A. rescue    B. live    C. waste    D. confirm

 

A few changes about how a teacher runs a classroom can make a huge effect on how concentrated students will be in that classroom.It's an issue every teacher has to face,1.Here are just a few of my strategies.

●Rearrange(重新安排)Seats.

I did the seat rearrangement because class conversation had become dull,and students just seemed to be there but not actually there.2.I had all of my students pick new seats at the tables.The rules were simple.They could not sit with more than one other person they'd already sat with,and it had to be at a different table.

●Take over A Lesson.

Once in a while,it can be fun to let the students take over a lesson in a unit.Let them become the teachers,and the teacher becomes the student.You can provide the topic they need to cover.3.

●Have Open Projects.

Open projects have been very successful in my class.4.I used to dictate every part of my project assignments.Students would ask to do things a little differently.And I'd give in,surprised that their ideas were better than mine.

5.

Sometimes teachers forget to bring the fun to the classroom.We try so hard to cover the courses for our students until they break down.Sometimes it's good to just set things aside for a day or two and have some fun.

A.Have fun.

B.Listen carefully.

C.But it can be solved in some very simple ways.

D.Let the students choose the topic and teach whatever they want.

E.It's one of the simplest ways to rearrange a class and get things going again.

F.They get to deal with the material in a way that is refreshing and new to them.

G.I've found that the more choices I gave my students, the better the projects have been

 

Smartphones,tablets and laptops make it easy for people to work on the go,.but traditionally,printers have been cumbersome to move out of the office.However,the new Zuta Pocket Printer will enable people to print anywhere.             The Zuta Pocket Printer was invented by Zuta Labs,based in Jerusalem.This small printer is about 10.2 cm wide and long and 7.5 cm high,and weighs about 350 grams.The company plans to ship its printers to customers in the beginning of 2017.

This printer can connect wirelessly to smartphones,tablets,laptops and PCs via Wi-Fi,and is supported by Android,iOS,OS X and Windows.A free application from the company lets you use the printer via a mobile appliance;a laptop or PC can also select the printer for Use just like any other wirelessly connected printer.This printer can print one average A4 page,measurin9 21 by 29.7 cm.Zuta Labs noted that its printer can print on any standard size piece of paper,and that,in principle,it could print on any surface.

The printer's,"omni-wheels" help it turn and move in any direction on a surface.Laser sensors(激光传感器)help control the movement,speed and location,according to the company.

Zuta Labs said the printer's rechargeable battery can last about l hour,on average—long enough to print about 60 pages.One ink cartridge(墨盒)can print more than 100 pages,according to the company.Currently,the appliance prints only in black,although Zuta Labs said it plans to have a full-color printer in the future.

1.What's the main idea of the text?

A. The Zuta Porket Printer will let people print anywhere.

B. The Zuta Porket Printer has replaced traditional printers.

C. The Zuta Pocket Printer is the smallest one in the world

D. Zuta Labs makes great achievements in selling printers.

2.What does the the underlined word "cumbersome" in Paragraph 1 probably mean?

A. Advanced.    B. Small.

C. Clean.    D. Heavy.

3.What do we know about the printer?

A. The application the company provides for it is free of charge.

B. The Windows operating system doesn't support it.

C. Laptops or PCs can't select it for use via Wi-Fi.

D. It can only print on the paper of standard size.

4.According to the text,the Zuta Pocket Printer     .

A. has the battery which can't last an hour

B. has been popular with customers

C. is slower than common printers

D. is not a full-color printer now

 

Spring soccer season is under way,and many youth leagues are playing under new safety rules.In November,the US Soccer Federation said that players on its teams who are 10 or younger are no longer allowed to head the ball. Players ages 11 to 13 have limits on how often they can practice heading.The new rules are made to prevent kids from getting concussions(脑震荡)—injuries caused by a blow to the head that shakes the brain.Common problems include headaches and dizziness.Severe concussions can lead to long brain damage.

Heading the ball can be one of the riskiest parts of soccer.Sometimes the force of hitting the ball with their heads gives players concussions.But more often,players receive concussions when they accidentally knock heads with other players and hit their heads on the grass."More concussions happen during the act of heading than any other action in soccer,"explains Dr.Robert Cantu,an expert on brain injuries.

So far,the new rules are made only to teams that are part of the US Soccer Federation.But the group says it hopes other leagues will soon follow its example.

Former US soccer star Brandi Chastain is one of the leaders of the activity to ban heading in Youth soccer.She applauds the rule change.Last month,Chastain showed her determination of learning more about the effects of heading when she promised to donate her brain to science after she dies.

"If there's any information to be gathered on the study of someone like me,who has played soccer for 40 years,it feels like my responsibility,"Chastain told The New York Times.

1.What can we learn from the first two paragraphs?

A. Players needn't take the risk of heading the ball in soccer.

B. All of the players' headaches result from hitting heads on the grass.

C. The act of heading can cause more concussions than other actions in soccer.

D. Players must receive concussions when knocking heads with other players.

2.What is Brandi Chastain's attitude towards the new safety rules in playing soccer?

A. Unconcerned.    B. Positive.

C. Negative.    D. Doubtful.

3.From the text,we can learn     .

A. Brandi Chastain suffers from very severe concussions

B. concussions caused by heading the ball can not be healed

C. Brandi Chastain is willing to devote herself to the safety of soccer players

D. the new rules in soccer have been carried out among all of the American leagues

 

In a time when ivory poaching(偷猎)has gotten so bad that it threatens to wipe out several animal species,a young Dutch designer is creating "egalitarian(平等主义)jewelry" made of our very own ivory—teeth.

Lucie Majerus got the idea for her "human ivory" collection after having her wisdom teeth removed.She kept them and soon realized they would make great material for a jewelry collection."Why wouldn't we value our own material instead of the precious material from other species?And what if we mine our own ivory and turn it into pearls?"she asks.

Her own teeth became a ring,but in order to create a whole collection,she needed more material,and since having more of her teeth removed wasn't a very pleasant choice,she asked her dentist to save his patient's unwanted teeth.Most people choose not to keep their pulled teeth,so they are usually donated to dentistry schools.Majerus also received the lost teeth of two of-her teachers at Design Academy Eindhoven,so she had a nice supply of human ivory to experiment with.

To turn human teeth into attractive pieces of jewelry,Lucie Majerus first bleaches(漂白)them,and then uses a stone polishing machine to shape the teeth into various shapes.

Majerus displayed her human ivory jewelry collection at this year's Dutch Design Week,and claims that people's reaction was mostly positive."Surprisingly,most people aren't frightened at the sight of the jewelry,but really like the idea,"Majerus told Fast Co Design."Some regret that they didn't keep their tooth at the dentist and some,who will have teeth taken out soon,are now looking forward to it."

1.When did Majerus get the idea of collecting human ivory?

A. After she bought a ring.

B. Before her wisdom teeth appeared.

C. Before she was lacking in pearls.

D. After her wisdom teeth were pulled out.

2.Seeing Majerus's human ivory jewelry collection,most people felt     .

A. frightened    B. interested

C. sad    D. curious

3.It can be inferred from the text that     .

A. Majerus is the first woman to create jewelry using human teeth

B. other species' teeth are more precious than human teeth

C. most people don't like keeping their pulled teeth at home

D. Majerus's teachers objected to her experiments with teeth

4.What may be the best title for the text?

A. Elephants and Ivory

B. Human Ivory Jewelry

C. A Designer Removed Her Teeth

D. The Weakenesses of Human Teeth

 

As young students gain independence,they can take on science and engineering projects that require more special knowledge.The followings are the best educational toys for middle school students.

Terraforming Mars

The goal of the Terraforming Mars board game is to make the Red Planet fit of human habitation. Players, representing a person sent to the planet to warm it,create oceans and build up the oxygen levels,compete for victory points awarded for building cities or introducing animals.The goals are based on real science—for example,players must found greenhouse gas production to warm the planet.

Recommended ages: 12 and up

Price: $69.99

DIY Cell Phone Equipment

Are you kids begging you for the latest for the latest iPhone?Tell them to build up their own.DIY Cell Phone Equipment will teach young teens about the technology behind their beloved mobile equipment.Kids can turn this Phone equipment into a real working phone.

Recommended ages: 12 and up

Price: $58.99

OWI: 14-in-1 Solar Robot

Kids can experience 14 different robotic models with this solar robot.The robot can move on land and water,and there are two skill levels,which means more experienced builders will still be challenged.The robot is powered by the sun,so you don't have to buy batteries(电池).

Recommended ages: 12 to 15

Price: $24.99

Compound Microscope

Compound Microscope is great for home or classroom explorations.It helps kids get an eyeful of solid samples, such as insects,coins and plants.The microscope also comes with a microtome,dyes,test tubes,a handbook and cleaning tools.

Recommended ages: 12 and up

Price: $89.95

1.These toys may be the best birthday gifts to be sent to     .

A. teenagers    B. pupils

C. children younger than 12    D. babies

2.Which of the following toys offers information about the Red Planet?

A. OWI: 14-in-1 Solar Robot.    B. DIY Cell Phone Equipment.

C. Terraforming Mars.    D. Compound Microscope.

3.Compound Microscope will provide buyers the following things except     .

A. test tubes    B. a battery

C. cleaning tools    D. a handbook

4.What can we learn from the text?

A. Mars has been suitable for humans to live on.

B. OWI: 14-in-1 Solar Robot is the most expensive toy.

C. DIY Cell Phone Equpment is the latest iPhone at present.

D. You needn't equip OWI: 14-in-1 Solar Robot with a battery.

 

假如你是李华,在美国留学,你在《纽约时报》(New York Times)上看到了一则约翰先生的房屋出租广告,你对此感兴趣,特意发电子邮件咨询,要点如下:

1.租一年的价格;

2.房内是否有家具、电视、空调等;

3.交通是否方便。

注意:1.词数100左右;

2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

3.开头语已为你写好,不计入总词数。

Dear Mr John,

I am a student from China studying here.________________________________________________________

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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:在错的词下画一横线,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 old saying “The early bird catches the worm” show us the importance of planning, working hard and trying constant. To achieve outstanding results, the most people must plan ahead and work hard to overcome all kind of difficulties.

That has been my own experience, either. When I first started at high school, I seldom passed my exams, so I never prepared well. Later, my teacher, Mr Black, advised me plan everything in advance. She asked me to study hard as well. After a year of putting his advice to practice, I can now easily pass all my exams.

There are no direct roads to succeed.

 

The city of San Francisco is a wonderful vacation destination that offers many 1.(difference) things to see and do. Those experiencing a lively city with a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities 2.(be) very happy. Those looking for a city that 3.(offer) museums, art galleries, and very interesting historical sites will also be happy if they choose San Francisco. Many people don't realize it, but people 4. look for an interesting place to get out 5. enjoy nature will also appreciate San Francisco. When touring 6. city by walking, you aren't going to cover as much ground. There are far more 7.( benefit) to touring the city on foot though. This type of tour allows you 8.(see) more buildings that others driving by cars can't see. You may even get to enter different facilities that those touring the city from the streets do not. A tour of the city on foot also 9.(usual) focuses on a more localized neighbourhood level, which can be very 10.(excite) in a number of different ways.

 

As children, our parents had dreams for us. They wanted us to do whatever was necessary to reach our highest ______. Later in life, friends and spouses (配偶) may also have schedules for us. People close to us may have ideas about ______ we should live our lives. The ideas usually ______ love and the desire for us to be happy. Other times, they come from a place of need within them— ______ it is the parent who wants us to ______ his or her dreams or the friend who wants us to play an already­defined role. We can appreciate and consider those people's input, but ______ we must follow our own inner guidance.

There may come a time when all the suggestions can become ______. We may feel that the people we love don't approve of our judgment, which can ______ us to some extent. It can ______ the choices we make for our lives by making us ______ ourselves. It may also fill a void (空虚) with their ______ before we've had a chance to decide what we want. However, it can affect us ______ as well. We may have to ______ the feelings of resistance and to keep ourselves off from them. But we can take some time to ______ ourselves of any unnecessary doubts and go within to become ______ on what we desire for ourselves.

We can tell our loved ones how much we ______ their thoughts and ideas, but that we need to live our own lives and make our own ______. We can explain that they need to let us learn from our own experiences ______ to rob us of wonderful life lessons and the opportunity to ______ our own judgment. When they see that we are happy with our lives, they can see all we need them do is to share ______ with us.

1.A. need    B. ability    C. potential    D. creativity

2.A. what    B. how    C. why    D. where

3.A. come across    B. put away    C. lead to    D. come from

4.A. whether    B. if    C. while    D. when

5.A. apply to    B. live out    C. manage to    D. speed up

6.A. desperately    B. comfortably    C. eventually    D. deliberately

7.A. unreliable    B. understandable    C. practical    D. unbearable

8.A. ignore    B. hurt    C. defeat    D. abandon

9.A. abuse    B. mix    C. influence    D. reform

10.A. fight    B. scold    C. resist    D. doubt

11.A. wishes    B. themes    C. benefits    D. successes

12.A. universally    B. abnormally    C. actively    D. effectively

13.A. handle    B. realize    C. avoid    D. know

14.A. remind    B. rid    C. inform    D. warn

15.A. false    B. vain    C. nuclear    D. clear

16.A. reward    B. praise    C. appreciate    D. trust

17.A. decisions    B. requirements    C. reservations    D. commands

18.A. less than    B. more than    C. other than    D. rather than

19.A. attain    B. polish    C. instruct    D. mature

20.A. lesson    B. joy    C. opportunity    D. freedom

 

How to be a safe and smart searcher

Several keywords will help to find better results. 1. If you want to find out about seagulls (海鸥), for example, search for “bird seagull” and not just “seagull”, because seagull might also be the name of  anything else, from a hotel to a documentary film.

Exact references can help you find what you're looking for. If you are looking for an exact phrase or sentence, e.g. “seagulls are very clever”, type it between inverted commas (“”) and only exact matches will be shown. 2.

Avoid common words like “a” or “the” in a search. These aren't always helpful and are usually unnecessary.

Remove unwanted results by adding a minus symbol (­). For example, “Seagull­hotel­film” would leave out all references to hotels and films.

Check your spelling. Make sure that you spell every word in the search box correctly. 3. That's because sometimes there are mistyped words existing.

Have a filter (筛选程序). It's a good idea to filter your online searchers, especially when you are searching for pictures. Ask an adult to help you add a filtering system. There are lots of filtering software options (可选择的事物) available.

4. Some search engines personalize the results, so check out the option of using a search engine that doesn't do this and you will get different results.

Make sure the reliability. Reliability is very important when you are searching on the Internet. Always ask yourself, “Is this reliable?” Don't make the mistake of believing everything you see. Some websites are unreliable and some information is false. 5.

A.Make sure that you're using the safest search settings.

B.The smallest typing mistakes can bring unwanted results.

C.Check your information on other websites before accepting it.

D.Use more than one keyword when you are doing a search.

E.Experiment with different search engines until you find the one that's best for you.

F.This is useful when you want to find something you've already seen but lost.

G.But finding the right information among thousands of links can be a real challenge.

 

Most people realize that fast food isn't the healthiest or best­tasting cuisine(菜肴). It is, however, expected to be fast.

Many chains like McDonald's have struggled with slower food delivery in recent years, because there are more items on the menu. But the world's largest restaurant chain, which serves 68 million customers daily in 119 countries, is trying to change that.

For several months, McDonald's has been testing what's called the “just­for­you experience”. In 200 U S restaurants (and more than 2,000 across the globe), customers are able to order directly from a self­serve kiosk(售货亭), after which an employee brings the meal directly to the table.

McDonald's chief executive Steve Easterbrook, speaking at a McDonald's in New York's Tribeca neighbourhood on Thursday, said the company has long expected customers to adapt to its business model of ordering at the counter and then waiting to collect their own food. Now, he said, “We're adapting our business around customers.”

It showed that “test runs at more than 500 restaurants…showed an increase in foot traffic and contributed to a mid­single­digit percentage increase in restaurant sales, lifting the 5 to 6 average check by 1, on average.” Customer satisfaction scores also increased, “because families, in particular, appreciate having their food brought to them.”The company also announced the beginning of a new mobile order­and­pay app, which would allow customers to order and pay for food from their smart phones.

Mike, a common customer, said, “As a father of two small children, I'm every fast­food chain's target customer. My wife and I try to avoid McDonald's when possible, but like many parents we end up going. I've used the self­serve kiosks and like them a lot: they're easy to use, reduce the pressure of making a choice with impatient customers behind you, and make a big difference in delivery time. I just hope they don't start expecting me to tip.”

1.Why do many chains have a slower food delivery in the past several years?

A. Because they have struggled many expectations.

B. Because they have more dishes to serve people.

C. Because they have the world's largest restaurant chains.

D. Because sometimes they have too many customers.

2.How do customers get their food after ordering food self­serve kiosks?

A. By testing McDonald's machine.

B. By taking food by themselves.

C. By letting waiters bring food for them.

D. By letting employees serve for them.

3.What's the result of trying “just­for­you experience”?

A. It is a great success.

B. It caused traffic jam.

C. It's well received only by app users.

D. It still needs to be observed.

4.What can we infer from what Mike said?

A. His family don't like McDonald's.

B. He's willing to give tips for good service.

C. Self­serve kiosks are a good choice.

D. It's hard for him to spend the delivery time.

 

“Smombies”—people walking while staring at their smart phones—are very real and a growing cause for concern. Tired of having to constantly alert both locals and tourists to pay more attention to their surroundings to avoid serious accidents, authorities of a small German town have come up with a more positive solution—embedding(嵌入) traffic lights in the pavement to make them visible to people constantly looking down at their phones.

The seemingly ridiculous safety measure was put in place. Authorities in Augsburg decided to act, installing ground level traffic lights at two tram(有轨电车) stops last Tuesday. The lights flash red every time a tram is approaching, or when the regular traffic light turns red. “We realized that the normal traffic light isn't in the line of sight of many pedestrians these days,” said Tobias Hermes, a city administration official. “So we decided to have an additional set of lights—the more we have, the more people are likely to notice them.”

Some Augsburg residents appear to be quite happy with the idea.“I think it makes sense,” Jack Smith said, speaking to The Augsburger Allgemeine. “One always sees young people these days running over red lights. This makes it more obvious that you need to stop.”

Others, however, found the need for ground traffic lights disturbing and even frightening. “I find it scary that smart phone users are so engrossed that they need to install lights in the ground so that they notice the tram coming,” one person told the local paper.

But do this kind of pavement­embedded lights actually work? Well, if one interviewed teenager is to be believed, not really. “To be honest I didn't even notice it,” he told The Augsburger Allgemeine. “Maybe it'd be useful at night, but yeah, I didn't realize it was there until just now.”

The word “smombie”—a mashup of the words smart phone and zombie—was born in Germany. It was voted “youth word of the year” in 2015, but the serious consequences of this behaviour are no laughing matter.

1.Which of the following about “smombies” is TRUE?

A. It refers to people who are fond of walking.

B. It refers to people who are looking at phones while walking.

C. It refers to people who concern others very much.

D. It refers to people who hate locals and tourists.

2.Which of the following can replace the underlined word “engrossed” in Paragraph 4?

A. Disturbed.    B. Frightened.

C. Addicted.    D. Encouraged.

3.What may be the best title for the text?

A. Ground traffic lights for people looking at smart phones

B. Effective ways to educate people to obey traffic rules

C. The meanings of ground traffic lights

D. The serious problem of traffic safety

 

I was sitting in a fast food restaurant with my two children, who at the time were about 6 and 9. Inside there was also a group of teens in Gothic(哥特式的) dress and appearance. Everyone kept away from them inside the restaurant.

Outside the restaurant, people jumped past the homeless man searching the garbage bin, who was looking for food or perhaps a cigarette. I too had rushed past him with my youngsters, refusing his request for money but thinking maybe, just maybe, I would bring him some food. It turned out that I didn't have to.

One girl in the Gothic youth jumped up, went to the counter and ordered more food, which she then took outside to the homeless man and sat on the bench with him, chatting away as he ate. He didn't say much—he was greedy—but I think I saw a bit of a smile and a flash in his eyes as he nodded to her questions.

Writing this now, several years later, I still choke up. That girl was a model citizen living the values of goodness and kindness. These are values I have always held high and hoped to teach my kids. She made my job much easier. We stopped by on our way out and thanked her for setting such a positive example for us. I hope that hearing that has made as much of a difference in her life as seeing what she did has made to ours.

1.Why did people keep away from the teens in the fast food restaurant?

A. Because they were dressed in Gothic dress.

B. Because they were too young to pay their meal.

C. Because they liked to quarrel with others.

D. Because they killed two children.

2.What did the homeless man want the author to do?

A. To help him get money.    B. To bring him some food.

C. To provide him with money.    D. To refuse to take care of him.

3.It can be inferred that the homeless man ________.

A. was very greedy in deed    B. was very hungry at that time

C. didn't like talking with others much    D. didn't answer the girl's questions

4.What can we learn about the author from the passage?

A. The author is also a model citizen like the girl.

B. The author sets a good example for the girl.

C. The author is deeply moved by the girl.

D. The author has sympathy for the girl.

 

WE WILL NEVER FORGET

ELEPHANT ENDOTHELIOTROPIC HERPESVIRUS (EEHV) IS A DEADLY VIRUS WHICH AFFECTS YOUNG ELEPHANTS GLOBALLY. We want to find a solution to this disease.

This complex disease is having a catastrophic(灾难性的) effect on the global conservation of the Asian elephant and we want to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible to stop more elephants from dying from this deadly disease.

EEHV DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE (区别)

It doesn't matter whether it's a two year old elephant at Chester Zoo, at a zoo in the USA or in the wild in Africa—this is a problem right around the world which makes it even more critical(关键的) that we find an answer. We don't want it to be an extinction level event for this important animal.

MIKE JORDAN, CHESTER ZOO'S COLLECTIONS DIRECTOR

At present, not enough is known about this disease so we need to carry out important research to hopefully get closer to finding a way to stopping it killing more elephants. We're part of the world conservation community devoted to the conservation of Asian elephants, so we will continue to carry out more research and work to discover more about this virus and how to treat it.

WE'RE ACTING FOR ELEPHANTS…

…to help save the global population of the species. You can help find a solution by making a donation today. We Will Never Forget.

DONATE TO WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Join the fight now and 100% of your money will support the research and help us put a stop to this deadly virus.

1.According to the passage, what do we know about EEHV?

A. It has affected many Asian animals.    B. It hasn't been well controlled.

C. It has a little effect on elephants.    D. It is a kind of animal.

2.Which of the following about Mike Jordan is TRUE?

A. He works for protecting elephants.

B. He is a well­known animal doctor.

C. He is a famous spoken person for elephants.

D. He's most likely to find the cause of the disease.

3.How can you donate money?

A. By giving it to Mike Jordan.    B. By giving it to the author.

C. By making donations regularly.    D. By making donations through bank.

4.What is the text is meant to?

A. To explain it's difficult to protect Asian elephants.

B. To encourage people to research EEHV.

C. To attract people to save Asian elephants.

D. To introduce something about Asian elephants.

 

假如你是红星中学高三学生李华。你的英国朋友Jim得知你要参加CCTV《朗读者》节目的录制,来信询问相关情况。请你给Jim回信。内容包括:

1.你朗读的内容;2.你选择上述内容的原因;

3.上述内容对你的影响。

注意:1.词数不少于50;2.开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数。

Dear Jim,

How is it going? Thank you for your support on my upcoming attendance in the CCTV program The Reader.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Yours,

Li Hua

 

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短文。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:在缺词处加一个漏词符号(∧),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:在错的词下画一横线,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。

Challenges of life are of great importance in our grow. It reminds me my days when I joined in the military training after I entered senior high school. It was the first time I have lived away from my home, so I found it difficultly to fit in. And the training officer was strict with myself. I once thought I couldn’t be stick to the end. But anyway, I made it. The trials made it easy for me to adapt to my future life, but the difficulties I came across have now become the precious memory in my life.

In short, learning to regard the challenges of life as a stepping stone to future success and make the best of them.

 

Tea is enjoyed all over the world as a comforting treat. First, choose the type of tea you want to drink. There are various types of tea that offer different health1.(benefit) and flavors. Next, boil a pot of water and pour it over your tea. Allow your tea to soak thoroughly. Add milk and sugar to increase the flavor of bold teas or add honey2.lightly flavored teas if desired.

Green tea is known for3.(it) high level of a cancer-fighting chemical. 4., green tea is high in caffeine and can make you feel anxious and nervous if you drink too much. It is said that oolong tea may promote healthy skin and black tea can5.(great) reduce the risk of breast cancer in younger women. Write tea is helpful in preventing cavities and building the6.(strong) of your teeth. There have been many claims about herbal teas which can do good to health, but there is limited research or 7.(support) data on these claims.

Most teas can8.(buy) and transported in tins of loose tea or in small packages of tea bags. Some people believe that loose leaf teas have a9.(fresh) flavor than tea bags10.others prefer tea bags because they’re much easier to use and carry around.

 

Did you ever have a dream? I’m not talking about a dream you have when you sleep. I’m talking about a conscious ______where you would like to see a new future, a different choice of employment, and a_____ of you own. How many times have you wished that you could be living in a different______than the one you are_______ experiencing?

Several years ago, I had a dream about inventing a board game that would________my life's fortunes. After many revisions, a board game was developed. It was a(n)______ time. Our dream seemed to come true with sales starting to accumulate, and our company was also _________

____, another new board game________the market and made great progress in sales. Eventually, our company was dissolved.

Perhaps for a game developer, the______emotions that it never was meant to be will discourage his future dreams of a different life. But to me, maybe I didn't succeed to the level I________, at the very least I turned my dream________a reality. ________I had never transferred my dream into goal and then to action, there wouldn't have been _________lessons to be learned from the failure. It may take many________but success is only achieved. Once dreams are _______action, failure becomes a ______action plans in future. The important__________here is that success only comes by turning dreams into reality and realizing that________are only stepping-stones to final success. After many attempts, many failures, many lessons and many false starts, learn valuable lessons from failure, tum dreams into________, and don't let a dream only be a dream, success will arrive at last.

1.A. future    B. life    C. dream    D. plan

2.A. factory    B. farm    C. car    D. business

3.A. environment    B. school    C. family    D. society

4.A. enjoyably    B. previously    C. constantly    D. currently

5.A. destroy    B. realize    C. change    D. create

6.A. exciting    B. terrible    C. dark    D. embarrassing

7.A. canceled    B. combined    C. disappeared    D. founded

8.A. Unfortunately    B. Unlikely    C. Unconsciously    D. Unfairly

9.A. came into    B. left out    C. came back    D. took in

10.A. optimistic    B. negative    C. difficult    D. positive

11.A. needed    B. devoted    C. desired    D. begged

12.A. by    B. on    C. over    D. into

13.A. Unless    B. If    C. After    D. Before

14.A. valuable    B. successful    C. useless    D. cruel

15.A. analyses    B. designs    C. attempts    D. revisions

16.A. took up    B. look into    C. run across    D. put into

17.A. good    B. better    C. most    D. bad

18.A. meaning    B. point    C. truth    D. purpose

19.A. efforts    B. achievements    C. possibilities    D. difficulties

20.A. heart    B. existence    C. action    D. ambition

 

We all know that being grateful and appreciative is very beneficial.  1. Gratitude belongs to the category of advanced life skills because it can completely transform your life.

    Help others turn away from negativity. If some people you know persist in talking about negative things all the time, find a wise way to tell them that you really don’t appreciate it. 2.

Look for reasons to say thank you. 3.They’ll be more likely to do nice things for you because you appreciate their efforts. In turn, you’ll have even more reasons to feel gratitude. When other people sense that you appreciate them, it changes your relationship with them.

    4.When you find yourself in a difficult situation, look for the beneficial aspects created by that situation. Ask yourself: “What have I learned here? Will it benefit me in the future? When I look back on this experience a year later, what will I be grateful for?”

    Have a gratitude review. Do this as soon as you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep at night. 5. Think of all the things you have to be grateful for in your life. If you start and end each day with gratitude, your whole life will shift in a more positive direction. It only takes a minute or two to allow gratitude fill your heart and mind.

A. See the big picture.

B. Show gratitude to others.

C. Actually, it is more than that.

D. Everyone loves to be appreciated.

E. Don’t get pulled in a negative talk.

F. Remember to count your blessings daily.

G. So you could be doing them a huge favor.

 

If you want to convince the boss you deserve a pay rise or promotion, the solution could be simple—eat the same food as they do. Psychologists have discovered managers are much more likely to instantly trust us if we choose the same dishes as them.

During experiments, discussions over wages and work conditions were much more successful if both sides chose to snack on the same treats. And shoppers were much more likely to buy a product advertised on TV by someone eating a similar food to them at the time.

The reason is thought to be so-called similarity attraction theory – w here people tend to like others who have similar tastes or habits to themselves. But this is believed to be one of the first studies highlighting the role of food in this relationship. Researchers at Chicago University in the US conducted a series of experiments to examine food’s role in earning trust.

In a test, participants were told to watch TV – where someone pretending to be a member of the public praised a certain product. The volunteers were given Kit Kat bars to nibble, while the TV people ate either a Kit Kat or grapes as they talked.

The results showed viewers were much more likely to express an interest in buying the product if the TV showed the other person eating a Kit Kat too.

The researchers added, “Although similarity in food consumption is not a sign of whether two people will get along, we find consumers treat this as such. They feel more trusting of those who consume as they do. It means people can immediately begin to feel friendship and develop a bond, leading to smoother transactions from the start.’

Harley Street psychologist Dr Lucy Atcheson said it was already known that wearing similar clothes could instantly create trust. But this was the first report that food had the same effect. She said, “This is really interesting. It makes sense as people feel they have common ground and can trust the other person. That means negotiations are more likely to be successful.

1.According to the passage, customers are likely to buy a product from a dealer who______.

A. has the same taste as them

B. advertises his products on TV

C. reduces the price of his products

D. pays attention to the quality of his products

2.The experiments conducted by researchers at Chicago University show that ______.

A. people who have similar tastes to their boss’s earn more

B. bosses like employees that have the same taste as them

C. food plays an important role in earning people’s trust

D. people have less interest in buying products advertised on TV

3.What can be inferred from the passage?

A. People will get along with each other if they like to eat similar things.

B. People who eat similar food are more likely to trust each other.

C. The effect of wearing similar clothes hasn’t been proved by researchers.

D. People are more likely to make friends with those wearing the same clothes as them.

4.Which of the following sayings can be an example of the similarity attraction theory?

A. Honesty is the best policy.

B. All good things come to an end.

C. Where there is a will, there is a way.

D. Birds of a feather flock together.

 

University graduates Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Hasegawa, who invented a smartphone app that tracks construction defects for commercial builders, had a tiger by the tail.

Bridgit, which they founded in 2012, launched a cloud-based communications platform that helped manage defects on construction sites, which can delay projects and result in costly repairs if left unchecked. The smartphone application lets site supervisors take photos of cracks or damaged paint, share them with employees and track the problems to solution.

More than 600 subcontractors used the pilot version in many building sites before the commercial version, called Closeout, officially launched.

Feedback(反馈)was so good that they began to wonder: Why limit their invention to a specific industry? Why not turn it into some kind of a handy tool for consumers too? This became their dilemma. In other words, should they stay the course or look for wider applications of their app?

The experts polled all agreed Bridgit should stay focused on its original goal. Ms. Hasegawa and Ms. Brodie took that advice.

As more business customers signed on, it became clear that they made the right decision. Since then, the company’s growth has been rapid.

Earlier this year, Bridgit launched Closeout, which is designed so that even the least tech-savvy can use it easily. Today, the app is being used on sites across Canada and the United States and even by top general contractors.

In October, Bridgit was named to the Canadian Innovation Exchange’s top 20 list of Canada’s most innovative (创新的) companies working in digital media and information and communication technology .

But Ms. Hasegawa and Ms. Brodie are not resting on their glories. They have also been collecting feedback on Closeout from customers, and they’ll launch a new version in the spring. It will target not only general contractors but developers and building owners, too.

1.What does the underlined word "defects" in Paragraph 1 probably mean?

A. Style.    B. Process.

C. Drawback.    D. Material.

2.What did the two graduates decide to do when the pilot version was well received?

A. Turn to the ordinary consumer market.

B. Look for wider applications of their app.

C. Turn it into a widely-used tool for consumers.

D. Continue centering on the development in construction industry.

3.Who could be their potential customers?

A. Smartphone users.    B. Architects.

C. Computer programmers.    D. Photographers.

4.Which of the following might be the best title?

A. Graduates’ smartphone application takes off

B. Graduates’ smartphone application has a bright future

C. Graduates’ smartphone application meets with challenges

D. Graduates’ smartphone application plays an important role in our life

 

Kathy Fletcher and David Simpson have a son named Santi. He had a friend who sometimes went to school hungry. So Santi invited him to occasionally eat and sleep at his house.

That friend had a friend and that friend had a friend, and now when you go to dinner at Kathy and David’s house on Thursday night there might be 15 to 20 teenagers gathering around the table, and later there will be groups of them crashing in the basement or in the few small bedrooms upstairs. The kids who show up at Kathy and David ’s have suffered the pains of modern poverty: homelessness, hunger, abuse.

And yet by some miracle, hostile soil has produced beautiful flowers. Kids come from around the city. Spicy chicken and black rice are served. Cellphones are banned. The kids who call Kathy and David “Momma” and “Dad,” are polite and clear the dishes. Birthdays and graduations are celebrated. Songs are performed. Each meal we go around the table and everybody has to say something nobody else knows about them. Each meal the kids show their promise to care for one another.

The adults in this community give the kids the chance to present their gifts. “At my first dinner, Edd read a poem that I first thought was from Langston Hughes, but it turned out to be his own. Kesari has a voice that somehow appeared from New Orleans jazz from the 1920s. Madeline and Thalya practice friendship as if it were the highest art form.”

“They give us a gift — complete intolerance of social distance. When I first met Edd, I held out my hand to shake his. He looked at it and said, “We hug here,” and we’ve been hugging since.”

Bill Milliken, a veteran youth activist, is often asked which programs turn around kids’ lives. “I still haven’t seen one program change one kid’s life,” he says. “What changes people is relationships. Somebody is willing to walk through the shadow of the valley of adolescence with them.” Souls are not saved in bundles. Love is the necessary force.

1.Why do kids come to Kathy and David’s house on Thursdays?

A. To help the homeless at first hand.

B. To experience the feeling of home.

C. To learn about the modern poverty.

D. To plant beautiful flowers in poor soil.

2.Why isn’t the use of cell phones allowed at Thursday dinners?

A. Kids need to tell stories about themselves.

B. Kids are expected to care more for each other.

C. Kids have to do house chores around the home.

D. Kids prepare songs for birthdays and graduations.

3.What gift did the writer get at a Thursday dinner?

A. The practice of the art form.

B. The pleasure of enjoying jazz.

C. The chance to listen to poems.

D. The zero distance between souls.

4.What does Bill mean in his words?

A. Love is the power to change a kid’s life.

B. Money is needed to start programs for kids.

C. A program can change a group of kid’s lives.

D. Kids change their relationships in a program.

 

Safety and Security Procedures

Your safety and the security of your personal property are of the primary concern to those of us who welcome you as our guest. We urge you to take advantage of the following suggestions.

YOUR VEHICLE

Lock your vehicle and do not leave money or valuable items inside. We are not responsible for their loss.

TRAVELING

Be good at noticing things around you when sightseeing or traveling. Stay in heavily traveled areas. Don’t display large amounts of cash.

GUEST ROOM SECURITY

For additional security, use the deadbolt (插锁) provided on your door and make sure the windows are locked. As an additional precautious measure, please secure the secondary locks provided. Do not admit anyone to your room without first making identification. A one-way viewer is provided in your door to assist with identification. If there is any doubt about the person’s identity, please contact the Front Desk.

SAFETY BOXES

Do not leave money or valuables in your room or vehicle. We provide free safety boxes for you. We are not responsible for items left in room valued over $200.

KEYS

Safeguard your key. Please do not leave it in the door. Do not give your key to others or leave it unattended. Please leave your key at the Front Desk when you check out.

FIRE

Please familiarize yourself with the nearest fire exits. Report fire or smoke to the hotel operator. In the unlikely event of a fire, please move quickly and calmly to the nearest safe exit and leave the building. Avoid the use of the elevator.

REPORTING

Please report any suspicious activity, or safety concerns to management.

 

 

1.What should you do when a fire breaks out according to the passage?

A. Try your best to put out the fire.

B. Report fire to your leader first.

C. Leave the building through the safe exit.

D. Use the electric lift to leave as fast as possible.

2.What should you do with a suspicious-looking stranger who knocks at your door?

A. Pretend you are not in the room.

B. Send him to the police station.

C. Get in touch with the Front Desk.

D. Let him in to make sure of his identity.

3.Where might you see these suggestions?

A. At a gym.    B. At a hotel.

C. At a shop.    D. At a bank.

 

假设你是李华,你的美国朋友Tom在来信中提到对中国唐诗感兴趣,并请求你介绍一位你最喜欢的唐代诗人。请你给Tom回信,内容包括诗人简介及你喜欢他的原因。

注意:

1. 词数100左右;

2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

Dear Tom,

You have told me that you are very interested in how we Chinese celebrate our traditional festivals. With the Dragon Boat Festival around the corner, ____________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

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Yours sincerely,

Li Hua

 

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限一词;

2.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

Of all the things that make me happy, music is that I like best. Music has a strong effect on me in different way. Sometimes it helps me feel in relief even when things go wrongly. Sometimes it makes me to burst into tears in an instant but I still want to enjoy it again. More importantly, music is just like a devoting friend who cares about me all the time. With this friend encouraged me now and then, I have learned to be confident of me and smile at the world. Honestly speaking, music plays so an important part in my life that nothing can take place of it. What a wonder that human begins had ever created!

 

Diet and way of life are often a problem for teenagers. However, if you eat the right food and exercise regularly, you can feel better, look better and have more energy. So healthy eating along with regular exercise is probably the first step 1.(become)fit.

As a teenager, it is necessary to eat healthily and give your body the energy 2.needs. For a healthy diet, you should eat mostly rice, bread, vegetables and fruit. The important thing to remember when you choose food is to protect yourself 3.some tricks. 4.number of people out there who want to make quick money are always fooling you into 5.(believe)what they say so their products can sell well. Don’t be tricked by them. What you need is just to trust a diet that is right for your body.

Exercise is also something 6.you can depend to make you look good, feel good and be healthy. It is obvious that exercise is 7.(benefit)to you. When you exercise, you build up the 8.(strong) of your muscles and your body produces some chemicals that make you feel peaceful and 9.(relax).

Follow the suggestions above, 10.you will look and feel much better in no time at all.

 

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