Woman Uses Daughter's Key to "Steal" Car

Charlie Vansant, a college student of Athens, Ohio, who reported that his car was stolen, got a surprise when he learned a woman had mistaken it for her daughter's car and taken it — using her key.

Kate Anderson became an accidental car thief when picking up her daughter's car near an Ohio University building last week. Anderson spotted the Toyota Camry(丰田凯美瑞)and used her daughter's key to unlock the car, start the engine and drive home — without realizing that the car wasn't her daughter's.

When Charlie Vansant left class a short time later, he found only an empty parking spot. He first assumed the car had been towed, but when the police couldn't find a record of it, they took a theft(偷窃) report.

The morning after Anderson took the car, her daughter discovered the Camry in the driveway wasn't hers. Anderson said she was able to find Vansant's name on paperwork in the glove compartment and look up his phone number on the website for the university.

When Anderson told Charlie the car was in her driveway, "It sounded really suspicious at first, as she wanted to hold the thing for ransom (赎金) , said Vansant. He eventually went to the house with a police officer, where he was reunited with his car. According to the police report, the case was closed "because of mistaken car identity", and Anderson wasn't charged.

Vansant seemed to blame the car company more than the "thief". "Her key fit not only my lock, but my ignition(点火装置)as well — so high-five for Toyota, I guess." he said.

1.What does the underlined word "towed" mean in paragraph 3?

A. sold B. damaged.C. removeD.stolen.

2.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A. Mrs. Anderson's daughter discovered the car her mother drove was not hers.

B. Mrs. Anderson stole Charlie's car at the request of her daughter.

C. Charlie had thought he had to give Anderson money to get his car back.

D. Mrs. Anderson used her daughter's key to unlock Charlie's car and drive home.

3. What does Charlie mean by "high-five for Toyota"?

A. He should thank Toyota for returning his car.

B. He thinks highly of Toyota for producing large quantities of cars.

C. He wants to celebrate with Toyota for getting his car back.

D. He is blaming Toyota for the poor quality of car keys.

4.What is likely to happen next according to the passage?

A. Mrs. Anderson was charged with stealing a car.

B. Charlie blamed Mrs. Anderson for mistakenly taking his car.

C. The Toyota Company would give Charlie a new car as compensation.

D. Charlie would ask the Toyota Company to give him an explanation.

 

Norway Ten Chinese college students arrived at the country’s Arctic(北极的) research base, the Yellow River Station, on Friday.

On Saturday, the students are expected to witness the end of four months of darkness in the area, as the sun makes a rare appearance.

During their four-day stay at the station, the students will meet and learn from some of China’s leading polar researchers. They were welcomed at the station yesterday by its director, He Jianfeng, who is an expert on marine micro-ecosystems.

The students will also visit the German and Norwegian stations and meet researchers there.

As for entertainment, the visitors will get the chance to play ice hockey at the world’s most northerly stadium.

Among the visitors is Zheng Li, a student majoring in telecommunications at Dalian Marinetime University.

“It is so exciting to see how the Chinese researchers work in the world’s most northerly laboratory,” she said.

“This opportunity is precious. Most people will never get the chance to travel so far from home and visit such an amazing place. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

Wu Jinyou, head of the Polar Research Institute of China, and the group’s leader, said, “I hope the students have not only a field trip to the Yellow River station, but are also touched by the devotion and spirit of the Chinese researchers here. I also expect in the future, some of them will choose to devote themselves to polar research and maybe even work with us.”

The students have been in Norway since February 28, and were given Arctic training before moving to the station.

The Arctic expedition is one of the several international cooperation and exchange activities forming the China Program for International Polar Year (2007- 2008). It was launched last March.

(China Daily, Xinhua News Agency, March 8, 2008)

1. Which of the following is TRUE about Wu Jinyou?

A. He is a graduate from Dalian Marinetime University.

B. He is the president of Dalian Marinetime University.

C. He thinks highly of the devotion and spirit of the Chinese researchers.

D. He is sure that all the ten students will make good polar researchers.

2.What does Zheng Li mean by saying “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”?

A. The trip to the research station is extremely exciting.

B. It’s exciting to see the sun rise in Arctic area.

C. Playing ice hockey in Arctic area is really a life-long memory.

D. People are only allowed to visit the station once in their lifetime.

3.What could be the best title of the news report?

A. Chinese Students Play Ice Hockey at Arctic Station

B. Chinese Students Do Research in Norway

C. Chinese Students Arrive at Arctic Station

D. Chinese Students Receive Training at Arctic Station

 

I can’t think of a better way of appreciating a new culture than by taking part in one of its festivals. You’ll find that some festivals are celebrated by an entire country, while others may be known only to a single city or region, but either way festivals play an important role in a certain culture. Just enjoy them!

Tomatina Bunol, Spain

Every last Wednesday in August, the town of Bunol is filled with tons of tomatoes in the world’s biggest food flight. Many people wear goggles (护目镜) during this hour of great fun, as the town becomes a red river.

Boryeong Mud Festival Boryeong, South Korea

For two weeks in July, millions gather in Boryeong to experience the grey pools and slides. What began as a way to help sell the region’s mineral-rich mud has turned into a festive party with music and fireworks. The mud is usually only available in cosmetic products (化妆品), but here you can cake yourself in grey as you want.

Holi India

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is a Hindu celebration full of joy and one of India’s most important holidays. During the day of the last full moon of the lunar month, usually late February or early March, the air is full of brightly colored powder (粉末). The festival is celebrated differently throughout the country, with bonfires and music, but the cheerful spirit is common among Hindu people around the world.

International Pillow Fight Day Worldwide

Tens of thousands of people took part in the 4th annual International Pillow Fight Day on April 2, 2013. From London to Vancouver to many other cities, the festival is held in more than 100 countries. So just bring a soft pillow in early April, and watch feathers fly.

1.According to the author, _______________.

A. there should be festivals celebrated by the whole world

B. festivals give people the best chances to experience a culture

C. it’s usually hard for people to accept a different culture

D. festivals in a certain culture often change with time

2. We learn from the passage that _______________.

A. the town of Bunol in Spain is on a river

B. cosmetic products sell well on Boryeong Mud Festival

C. International Pillow Fight Day has a short history

D. Holi is the greatest festival for Indian people

3.The passage is most likely to be found in __________.

A. a personal diary

B. a technical report

C. a geography book

D. a travel magazine

 

假设你是新华中学高二学生李华,即将进入高三的你的朋友William感到压力很大,学习效果基微,请你给他写一封电子邮件,帮助他放松身心,提高学习效率。

内容要点

1.快乐学习,保持愉快的心情

2.积极参加体育活动,听听歌曲音乐

3.多与同学交流,互相鼓励。

注意

1.开头和结尾已经为你写好,词数100左右。

2.可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

Dear William.

Recently, I have heard that you feel stressed as a to-be student of Senior Three.

 

 

     Best wishes!            

Yours.

                                                               Li Hua

 

短文改错

    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:把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仅限一词;  

2. 只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

Yesterday is my mother's birthday. My father and I planned to give him a surprise. In the morning, like usual, my father and mother went to work but I went to school at eight o'clock. My mother seemed to have forgotten her birthday. At four o'clock in the afternoon my father bought a bunch of flowers as well a lot of delicious food my mother likes to eat. I bought my mother a large and beautiful birthday cake. When my mother got to home, she was greatly surprised by that she saw. All that we had done made her very happily. After supper, I asked my mother to sit up and watch TV. My father began to clean the floor and I set out to doing the washing-up.

 

阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(不多于3个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。

A long, long time ago a little boy 1.________(walk) through a park. In the middle of the park there was a tree with a sign on it. The sign said “I am a magic tree. Say the magic words and you’11 will see.”

The boy tried to guess the magic words. He tried abracadabra (咒语), but 2._____ of them worked.

3._______ (exhaust), he threw 4._______(him) on the floor, saying: “please, dear tree!” and suddenly, a big door 5.________ (open) in the trunk. Inside everything was dark, except for a sign 6._______ said “Carry on with your magic."Then the boy said “Thank you, dear tree!" With this, the inside of the tree lit up 7._______(bright) and revealed a pathway 8._________(lead) to a great big pile of 9.________(toy) and chocolate.

The little boy brought all his friends to the magic tree, and they had the best party ever. This is 10._______ people always say that “please” and “thank you” are the magic words.

 

阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, C, D)中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。

Last year we went to visit some friends in the North of Germany. The day we arrived, the      was very nice, so we decided to go to the local outdoor swimming pool. When we got there, my wife and three of our children and I were     a good spot (地点) near the pool to rest later. Our eldest son Cian, back then 7 years old, couldn't wait to jump into the pool. But he could     swim at the time and still insisted on trying.     the deep part of the pool was clearly marked by a big rope, we      to let him off.

Just a minute later, our son came to us clearly     and shook up. We were      as he was no more than 5 meters away in the pool and we just left him there for a minute. Our friend Stefan who was a bit behind us told us what     when he got to the pool.

Cian, glad with himself being first in the water before his elder sister, made his way to the rope that      the deep pool from the shallow end. What he didn't     was that the slope (斜坡) was very severe and the rope was loose. Therefore, he pushed slightly into the      end. Cian felt himself falling into the water and felt      .

Thankfully our friend Stefan     all of this. His daughter      some swimming lessons where the parents were told how to     whether a person is drowning. Stefan saw our son helplessly     on the surface. He quickly jumped in and pulled him to      . We were absolutely shocked as we were only 5 metres away but      unaware of what was going on.

We were very lucky and learned our      , which is never to leave a child unattended at the pool or on the beach. Please don't make the same     ,otherwise the result will be unimaginable.

1.A. scenery       B. weather       C. water         D. city

2.A. looking for    B. referring to    C. setting up     D. watching over

3.A. almost        B. often         C. hardly        D. fairly

4.A. Once         B. So           C. Since         D. Unless

5.A. argued       B. demanded      C. refused       D. agreed

6.A. calm         B. upset          C. excited       D. moved

7.A. disappointed   B. puzzled       C. interested      D. worried

8.A. happened     B. appeared       C. spread        D. changed

9.A. organized     B. covered       C. divided        D. moved

10.A. doubt        B. explain        C. understand     D. realise

11.A. clean        B. plain          C. deep          D. new

12.A. angry       B. helpless        C. surprised       D. tired

13.A. experienced  B. expected       C. recorded       D. saw

14.A. attended     B. held          C. taught         D. prepared

15.A. believe      B. show          C. judge         D. prove

16.A. floating     B. swimming      C. running        D. walking

17.A. attention    B. happiness       C. protection      D. safety

18.A. completely  B. necessarily      C. slightly        D. slowly

19.A. tip         B. wisdom      C. knowledge     D. lesson

20.A. pain       B. mistake       C. schedule      D. plan

 

根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项,选项中有两项为多余选项。

Some Helpful Tips for a Happier You

I've been one of sad people before. It wasn't easy. But fortunately, I was able to get out of it in one piece. I want you to experience that too. Here are some simple tips that I found very effective and useful in finding my own kind of happiness.  1.

·Exercise whenever you get the chance

2.  It's more likely that you won't feel happy if you're having breathing problems when you're climbing the stairs, right? Bum those fats away and live a healthier and much happier life! Your happiness is not going to be served on a silver platte(毫不费力地). You've got to work for it and, give it your all.

·Embrace the “real" you

I love the LEGO Movie because it emphasizes the importance of being happy with who you truly are. This is a very important thing to remember when you're in pursuit of happiness.  3. You don't need to be the same with another person just to feel good. You can be happy just by being you.

· Avoid expecting anything from anyone

As pessimistic as this claim might sound, learned that there are some people out there who just won't give you a hand when you really need them to. 4.

    If a friend or a loved one is constantly disappointing you then stop hoping for them to get their act together. Instead, do the work and feel satisfied with what you've accomplished.

·5..

Stay too long and the four corners of your room will only tum you into a gloomy version of yourself. Go outside and feel the sun. Indeed, the Internet is a wonderland filled with useful information, crazy people and your everyday drama but there's more to life than sitting in front of your computer screen.

A. One of the funny things about us people is that we complicate our own lives.

B. Hopefully, you'll be able to put them to good use.

C. Your physique (体格) has a lot of effects on your mind.

D. Put effort into the things you can control

E. Spend less time on the Internet

F. Remind yourself that you are your own man/woman.

G. Thus, I developed this “do more and expect nothing" mentality.

 

Finally, the long-awaited flying car is almost here.

AeroMobil, a Slovakian company, plans to start selling its creation, the AeroMobil3. 0, in 2017. The company claims on its site that the vehicle “transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane" by using “existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes."The vehicle is petrol-powered and has wings that fold, which allows it to be parked like a car, though it is nearly 20 feet long.

The company's website features a video where the AeroMobil 3. 0 drives out of a hangar (飞 机棚 )and goes down a highway, sharing the road with ordinary cars until it arrives at an airstrip. The car then unfolds its wings and takes off from a stretch of grass, rather than a paved tarmac (柏油路面), and flies through the air like any other small airplane.

AeroMobil spokesman Stefan Vadocz said his company hasn't decided on an exact price because it's not ready yet."The prototype is a work in progress," he said in an email. But he said the price would be several hundreds of thousands of euros---somewhere in between a sports car and a light sports aircraft.

The vehicle seats two people---the pilot and a passenger---and its single propeller (螺旋桨) is located at the rear of the plane. The company said the car's top speed on the road is at least 99 mph and while flying it is at least 124 mph. It can fly for 435 miles before running out of fuel. It has a steel framework and carbon coating and is powered by a Rotax 912, a four-cylinder (气缸) aircraft engine from BRP of Austria.

Flying cars aren't exactly new. The concept has been around since long before The Jetsons popularized the idea in the 1960s. It has been a regular topic in Popular Science ever since World War I ace, Eddie Rickenbacker, wrote about it in 1924.

But getting a practical, reliable flying car off the ground has been a serious challenge.

Glenn Curtiss discovered this in 1918 when he developed the Curtiss Autoplane. It turned out to be more of a hopper than a flyer, so it failed to become popular with the public.

1.What allows the AeroMobil3. 0 to be parked as a car?

A. Its steel framework and folding wings.

B. Its petrol-powered engine and folding wings.

C. Its 99mph top speed and petrol-powered engine.

D. Its ordinary car engine and folding wings.

2.What is the biggest difference between the AeroMobil 3. 0 and other airplanes?

A. It is powered by aircraft fuel.

B. It can fly as fast as airplanes.

C. It has a propeller.

D. It can take off from a stretch of grass.

3.What can be inferred from the passage?

A. The AeroMobil3. 0's price will fall very soon.

B. The design work on the AeroMobil 3. 0 is still in progress.

C. The price of the AeroMobil 3. 0 will be higher than a light sports aircraft.

D. The price of the AeroMobil 3. 0 will be the same as a sports car.

4.What is the main purpose of the fifth paragraph?

A. To describe some of the features of the AeroMobil3. 0.

B. To explain why the AeroMobil3. 0 is better than an airplane.

C. To explain the difference between the AeroMobil3. 0 and other airplanes.

D. To explain why the price of the AeroMobil 3. 0 is high.

 

Regularly staying late at the office significantly increases the risk of having a stroke or heart attack, researchers have found, working just an hour extra each day pushes up stroke risk by 10 per cent, according to a huge review of working patterns. And people who work an extra three hours a day--or 55 hours a week--are 33 per cent more likely to have a stroke, the scientists found.

The research, published in the Lancet medical journal, is based on health records of more than 500, 000 people across Europe, the US and Australia.

Scientists led by University College London warned that people who work longer hours tend to do less exercise, sit at a computer for hours at a time and drink more than people with a better work-life balance. Repeated stress may also be to blame for greater health problems, the scientists think.

They looked at the combined result of 17 previous studies, in which 529, 000 people were tracked over an average of seven years.

Experts stressed that the study had only found a link between hours worked and heart problems---it had not proved what had actually caused each death. But they warned people to take note of the findings.

Dr Tim Chico, consultant cardiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said “For many people, reducing their working hours would be difficult or impossible, and this study does not show that it would reduce the risk of stroke." Most of us could reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down, increase our physical activity and improve our diet while working and this might be more important the more time we spend at work.

1.Which areas are involved in the research?

A. The US, Australia and Russia.  

B. Japan, Britain and China.

C. China, Russia and Japan.

D. Europe, the US and Australia.

2.Which factor is NOT the cause of the higher risk of health problems?

A. Excessive drinking.           B. A healthy diet.

C. Repeated stress.              D. Lack of exercise

3.What can we infer from the passage?

A. People who work longer are less likely to suffer a stroke.

B. All the deaths are caused by working long hours.

C. The research was based on the tracking of over 500, 000 people.

D. Reduced working hours will surely decrease the risk of stroke.

4.Where is this passage probably taken from?

A. A news report.

B. A science magazine.

C. A psychological journal. 

D. A hospital introduction.

 

When I was a baby, I entertained you and made you laugh. Whenever I was “bad”, you'd shake your finger at me and ask, “How could you?"---but then you'd give up, and roll me over for a belly scratch and I believed that life could not be any more perfect.

Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. Eventually, you fell in love. She, now your wife, is not a dog person, but I still welcomed her into our home. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement, I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them too. Your wife was afraid I would bite them. But nevertheless, as they began to grow, I became their friend.

Now, you have a new job in another city and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your “family”, but there was a time when I was your only family.

I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the dog pound. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said, “I know you will find a good home for her.” They shrugged and gave you a pained look. The children were in tears as they waved me goodbye. And “How could you?” were the only three words that swept over my mind.

Is it better to live with hope or without hope? At first, whenever anyone passed my pen (围栏), I rushed to the front, hoping it was you, that you had changed your mind and that this was all a bad dream.

My beloved master, I will think of you and wait for you forever. I hope you receive more faithfulness from your family than you showed to me.

1.We can know from the text that the dog was_________.

A. faithful      B. unfriendly     C. jealous     D. naughty

2.Why was the dog excited about the car ride?

A. She was happy about her master's decision.

B. She hoped to be adopted by another family.

C. She was longing for the life at the pound

D. She thought of moving with her master.

3.The underlined sentence in Paragraph 4 shows that ________.

A. the dog had done many bad things

B. the dog would be given less care

C. the master's decision upset the dog

D. the master left the dog with regret

4.What can we learn about the dog from the text?

A. Be ready for changes.

B. Be content with the present.

C. Be tolerant of others' choice.

D. Be faithful to sincere feelings.

 

 

Get ready to cycle your heart out at these local and overseas destinations perfect for cycling.

1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

With more bikes than people, the city has a large number of cyclists. Low speed limits in the centre control the impact of cars, while bike racks( 自行车停放架) on public transport make it easy to travel long distances. You can also find rental shops everywhere.

2. Berlin, Germany.

With over 1000 km of bike paths, the vast majority of which are protected lanes, it's no wonder Berliners love to get around by bike. For the traveller, the major sights are within easy reach on a bicycle. The “Call A Bike” share system allows you to simply lock the bike to any fixed object and call in a code to return it.

3. Paris, France.

Home to the Velib' public bike sharing system that has over 20, 000 bikes, and with 500km of bike paths, Paris cyclists can enjoy the city safe from motorists. A Velib' station is almost always within sight, or just around the next corner.

4. Tokyo, Japan.

Despite being home to one of the most developed public transportation networks on the planet, Tokyo residents still cycle in large numbers. Though the extent of bike lanes is limited, safe drivers ease the tension between car and cyclist. Unique automatic underground bike parking garages are provided when you need to store your bicycle.

5. Perth, Australia.

A large part of Perth's intelligent basic facilities are made up of bike paths, which allow commuters to get into and around their city with ease. There are free bike lockers and racks across the city. For the visitor, numerous scenic routes line the coastline and the local Swan River.

1. In which country can you find the “Call A Bike” system?

A. The Netherlands.             B. France.

C. Germany.                    D. Australia.

2.Where can you store your bicycle in Tokyo?

A. Underground bike parking garages.     

B. In protected lanes.

C. In a Velib's station.

D. In free bike lockers and racks across the city.

3. What is the best title of the passage?

A. Why People Love cycling

B. Ways to Rent a Bicycle in Different Countries

C. Bicycles----the Best Means of Transportation

D. 5 Bike-----Friendly Cities

 

我校近期组织了一次社会实践活动。假设你是我校英语报小记者,请写一篇短文,报道此次活动。内容包括:

1、时间与地点:3月28日,兰陵农场;

2、活动内容:学习种菜和除草、听科学种田的报告、与专家座谈等;

3、简短评论。

注意:1.词数100左右;

2.可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

3.参考词汇:除草 do the weeding

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

 

短文改错

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处错误,每句中最多有两处,每处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。

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。

Various activities has been organized in many schools. These activities provide students for two major advantages. First of all, they play a positive role in improve students’ studies. Due to their heavily schedules, students are often buried in textbooks and seldom enjoyed a colorful life. But the activities provide opportunities for them to relax themselves and enrich their minds. Beside, the activities also give students more chances to get in the touch with society. To take part these activities, students have to leave the classroom and get to know other people.

All this offers an important mean for students to broaden their horizons. By getting involved in school activities, they have a full school life but in turn help school activities to develop.

 

 

1.I don’t like such kind of ______________ (幽默).

2.He was ill and ______________ (因此) could not come.

3.These samples help us grasp the ______________ (多样性) of life on the planet.

4.It’s known that Abraham Lincoln is an ______________ (杰出的) leader.

5.The increase in the crime rate is ______________ (令人不安的).

6.She is s______________ to support a family on a very low income.

7.The company in Nanjing e______________ about 20,000 boxes of wine to the UK last year.

8.As we all know, football is played t______________ the world.

9.Jack really r______________ his brother Pete, you can hardly tell them apart.

10.It is important to explain this again or we will c______________ the students.

 

The most frequent arguments for travel broadening the mind are that you get to interact with many different ______, ways of life and new experiences. In general this should be the case.__ ___, how much it broadens your mind depends as much on how you travel as where.______ you go to Thailand and spend most of your time in a hotel, what you’re seeing isn’t ______ Thai culture. But if you take time to _____ its temples or stay with a family and immerse yourself in their ______, you might begin to get a good ______ of it. If you ______ anything out of your comfort zone, then you won’t make the most of your _____, wherever you go. Of course travel ______ the mind if you’re open to it and equip yourself with the knowledge you need for where you’re headed; and after all, expanding our horizons is ______ to our growth and progress as human beings.

We’re told that broadening the mind comes from challenging yourself, ______, learning and that this can in part be achieved by travelling. But is broadening the mind the only ______ reason tor travelling? What if you _____ want to enjoy some much needed rest and ______?

How much distance you cover doesn’t show how adventurous you are. You can go halfway round the world, but if you just spend all your time _____ shopping malls, you can ______ experience the real workings of the culture you’ve landed in. It’s up to you whether or not you come back from another country with a ______ perspective on things. Travel doesn’t automatically broaden the mind. If you’re a narrow-minded bore at home, the _____ are that travel just makes you a narrow-minded bore ______ a plane ticket. And what of those who don’t, can’t or won’t travel? Are they forever doomed to an “unbroadened” view on life? I’m sure they would beg to differ.

1.A. expertsB. culturesC. objectsD. situations

2.A. For example  B. Above allC. At timesD. Of course

3.A. If  B. AlthoughC. Since D. Because

4.A. correctlyB. generallyC. really D. seriously

5.A. constructB. paint C. introduceD. visit

6.A. work B. life C. conversation  D. concept

7.A. idea B. commandC. result D. photo

8.A. attemptB. challengeC. avoid D. overcome

9.A. journeyB. freedomC. advantageD. break

10.A. occupiesB. crossesC. amazesD. broadens

11.A. suitableB. vital C. similarD. harmless

12.A. determining  B. planningC. exploringD. preparing

13.A. worthwhile  B. privateC. normalD. obvious

14.A. eventually  B. slightlyC. exactlyD. simply

15.A. healthB. relaxationC. sport D. thinking

16.A. picking out  B. finding out  C. wandering round D. passing by

17.A. hardlyB. undoubtedly  C. expectedly  D. possibly

18.A. narrowB. social C. differentD. common

19.A. problemsB. occasionsC. facts D. chances

20.A. for B. with C. beyondD. except

 

It was so dark in the cinema that I could hardly ______ my friend.

A. turn out            B. bring out

C. call out           D. pick out

 

A ______ has been launched (发起) by the netzens on the Net to ______ unhealthy information which does harm to young students.

A. struggle; rid of

B. campaign; get rid of 

C. battle; rid of

D. fight; get rid of

 

—I’m green at everything.

—Don’t worry. ______ you get older,you will get more experience.

A. As          B. Till          C. Unless      D. Since

 

No one in the department but Tom and I ______ that the director is going to resign.

A. have known            B. know

C. knows                  D. am to know

 

We shouldn’t complain about being poor, because many families are much ______ after the big earthquake.

A. better off              B. worse off

C. well off                 D. badly off

 

It is ______ of you to call on your aunt from time to time.

A. common                   B. convenient

C. considerate             D. concerned

 

Scientists are convinced ______ the positive effect of laughter ______ physical and mental health.

A. of;onB. by;in  C. of;at  D. on;at

 

I don’t believe you. What you said just doesn’t ______.

A. make an impression

B. make sense

C. come as a surprise

D. go on

 

Though having lived abroad for years, many Chinese still ______ the traditional customs.

A. perform          B. possess

C. observe          D. support

 

The couple went ______ to prepare a spectacular feast for their guests.

A. just to show          B. as a surprise

C. to an end             D. all out

 

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”---Lao Tzu

If you are in a city where everyone rushes, realize that you don’t have to be like everyone else. You can be different. You can walk instead of driving in rush hour traffic. You can be on your iPhone or Blackberry less, and disconnected sometimes. Your environment doesn’t control your life---you do. I’m not going to tell you how to give you a step-by-step guide to moving slower.  1. 

1. Do less.

Cut back on your projects, on your task list, on how much you try to do each day. 2.  Pick 2-3 important things--- or even just one important thing--- and work on those first. Save smaller, routine tasks for later in the day, but give yourself time to focus.

2. 3.

Meeting are usually a “big waste of time”. And they eat into your day, forcing you to squeeze the things you really need to do into small windows, and making you rush.

3. Start to put off or cancel the unnecessary.

When you do the important things with focus, without rush, there will be things that get pushed back, and that don’t get done. And you need to ask yourself: 4. What would happen if I stopped doing them?

4. Practice mindfulness.

5. , rather than things so much about future or the past. When you eat, fully appreciate your food. When you are with someone, be with them fully. When you are walking, appreciate your surroundings, no matter where you are.

  Try these things out. Life is better when unrushed. Remember the quote: if nature can get everything done without rushing , so can you.

A. Have fewer meetings

B. How necessary are these things?

C. Simply learn to live in the present

D. Focus not on quantity but on quality

E. Give yourself more time to get ready and get there.

F. The world likely won’t end if you don’t pass one of the examinations.

G. But here are some things to consider and perhaps adopt, if they work for your life.

 

“Community” is not a concept that is easy to define(定义). In this essay I will examine what turns individuals into a community, and discuss some different types. I will also look at what all communities have in common, the benefits they offer and draw conclusions about their increasing importance.

The word “community” may make you think of traditional communities in the developing world, where large families live together. We may also imagine the neighbours as people who are happy to help out whenever it is needed. The stereotypical(老套的) view is that of a village, where people have little but can feel very rich because everyone takes responsibility for the welfare of the others.

On the other hand, there are other types of communities: ultramodern(超现代的) ones, where the community members are unlikely to have actually met each other. These are online communities, where people blog or chat about particular issues that are important to them. They come across others on websites and may develop a relationship there with like-minded people, discussing the same topics. The view is often that these are artificial connections between people who are, in fact, still isolated(孤立的) strangers.

In reality, the connections are real. Moreover, there are many types of communities in between these extremes: people who join clubs, who sign up with voluntary, political or other organizations, or who take part in group discussions in their local area. They may be campaigning about issues or simply getting together for companionship and support.

Human beings are social by nature, so it should not be a surprise that we organize ourselves in groups. However, there is more going on: these groups provide something that we cannot achieve on our own. The main benefit of being part of a larger group is strength in numbers. For example, we can access and share more information, we can take part in team sports, we can complain and campaign more effectively and even if we are just having a chat, online or in person, we can feel supported in whatever we do.

Whatever forms communities take, what defines them is the sense of identity and safety that they provide for their members: the knowledge that there are people who we have something in common with and who can be relied on when we need each other.

1.In traditional communities, people ______.

A. live in a large family

B. are wealthy but unhappy

C. are isolated and don’t have connections

D. help and care about each other

2.According to the text, online community members ______.

A. develop a close working relationship

B. share opinions about issues on websites

C. communicate with each other in person

D. share the same interest but have no relations

3.Paragraph 5 mainly talks about ______.

A. the types of community

B. the culture of community

C. the benefits of community 

D. the definition of community

4.Communities provide their members with ______.

A. a sense of identity and safety

B. a sense of social responsibility

C. chances of meeting new people

D. chances of developing their interests

 

Scientists in Argentina have created the world’s first cow to own two human genes that will enable it to produce human-like milk, which is matchless up to now. It is a breakthrough in the area of clone.

Genetic engineering was used to introduce the "mothers’ milk" genes into the animal before birth, according to the National Institute of Agribusiness Technology in Buenos Aires.

As an adult, the cloned cow "will produce milk that is similar to humans" in what will prove "a development of great importance for the nutrition of infants", it said in a statement.

"The cloned cow, named Rosita ISA, is the first one born in the world that owns two human genes that contain the proteins present in human milk," the statement said.

In April, scientists in China published details of research showing that they had created GM Holstein dairy cows which produced milk containing proteins found in human breast milk.

But the Argentine team says the Chinese only introduced one human gene, whereas their research involved two genes meaning the milk will more closely resemble that of humans.

Rosita ISA was born on April 6 and was delivered by Caesarean section because she weighed around 100 pounds, roughly twice the normal weight of Jersey cows.

Adrian Mutto, from the National University of San Martin said "Our goal was to raise nutritional value of cows’ milk by adding two human genes, the protein lactoferrin and lysozyme, which can provide newly-born babies with anti-bacterial and anti-viral protection."

Cristina Kirchner, President of Argentina, said that the scientific institute "makes all proud.” She also revealed that she had rejected the "honor" of having the cow named after her. "They came to tell me that the name is Cristina, but what woman would like to have a cow named after her? It appeared to me to be more appropriate to call it Rosita.”

1.What can we know about Rosita ISA according to the passage?

A. It is as heavy as Jersey cows.

B. It is the first cow with a human gene.

C. Its milk has the same proteins as human breast milk. 

D. Its milk has larger nutritional value than others’.

2. Lactoferrin and lysozyme in milk ______.

A. are good for babies’ health 

B. help provide more milk from cow

C. can increase the production of milk

D. can offer more proteins in cow milk

3.We can infer from the last paragraph that ______.

A. it is hard to name the cow

B. honorable as it is, no women like the cow named after them

C. the president wants the cow named after her

D. Cristina Kirchner objects to creating the cloned cow

4.What would be the best title of the passage?

A. Scientists in Argentina could produce human milk

B. The cloned cow would bring about benefits

C. Scientists create cow that produces "human" milk

D. How was the cloned cow born?

 

Air conditioning, watermelons, ice cream-we have all kinds of gadgets and food to get us through the summer. But what could be better during the hot months? The following are a few special and well-known water parks around the world. Take a good look, and know what the real water parks look like.

Noah’s Ark

Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US

Noah’s Ark offers many water slides. The most notable ride is the Black Anaconda. At more than 400 meters in length, it is the US’ most thrilling water coaster and sends riders spiraling down at speeds of up to 48 kilometers per hour. Plus, with 18 indoor water parks, Wisconsin Dells offers plenty of splashes for water lovers.

Tropical Islands Resort

Location: Brandenburg, Germany

This resort offers the largest indoor water park in the world-at 65,961 square meters. And its indoor pool can hold 6,000 visitors at a time. As Europe’s largest tropical holiday world, Tropical (热带的) Islands is more than a water park. It’s a fully functional resort, featuring a theme park, an artificial rainforest, a lagoon, a beach, steam baths, saunas and many shops and restaurants. There are also several water slides and other activities that people of all ages can enjoy.

Las Cascada Water Park

Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Las Cascada is well known for its unbelievable beauty. It is surrounded by tropical mountain forests and situated close to the ocean.

The water ride, E1 Rio Pasivo, carries riders through the whole water park. They can see the mountains and waterfalls around it.

Chimelong Water Park

Location: Guangzhou, China

It is one of the largest water parks in Asia. With its advanced technology, it also has many new aquatic(水上的) facilities in the industry. One of the park’s rides offers a tube conveyor that transports riders up a 19-meter-tall tower. The park has implemented a special water treatment system that ensures safe PH(酸碱度) levels and removes harmful germs.

1.Which of the following water parks sounds the cleanest?

A. Noah’s Ark

B. Tropical Islands Resort.

C. Las Cascada Water Park.

D. Chimelong Water Park.

2.What is special about Tropical Islands Resort?

a. It has natural rainforests.

b. It has advanced equipment.

c. It’s the largest indoor water park in the world.

d. It has other fun facilities other than a water park.

A. ac  B. cd C. abcD. abd

3.Where is the article most likely to have been taken from?

A. A science magazine.

B. A research paper.

C. A travel magazine.

D. An advertisement.

 

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