I'd like tell you something about your life in this boarding schoo1．I stay in a dormitory with three other girls，all of them are kind and nice． We get on well to others and have become good friends．Living in a boarding school make me independent．I am confidence to take care of myself，wash the clothes，and clean the rooms，which I never did when at home．The classes here are very interesting and challenged．I’m still feeling a little dissatisfied with some other thing．The living conditions are not as good as it at home and the chance to get in touch with the outside world is limited．Anyway，I’II get used to living here and hope everything will be more better soon．
One day Mark Twain was going to a small town because _1.__ his writing. Before he was going to leave，one of his friends __2.__ (say) to him that there were always a lot of mosquitoes in the town and told him that he'd better not go there. Mark Twain waved his hand and said，“_3.__ doesn't matter. The mosquitoes are not relatives of mine. I don't think they will come __4.__ (visit)me.”
After he arrived at the town, Mark Twain stayed in __5.__ small hotel near the station. He went into a room, but 6.__ he was just about to have a rest, quite __7.__ few mosquitoes flew about him. The waiters felt very sorry about that. “I'm very sorry, Mr Mark Twain. There are too many mosquitoes in our town，” one of them said __8.__ him.
Mark Twain，however, made a joke, _9.__ (say) to the waiter, “The mosquitoes are very clever. They know my room number. They don't come into the wrong room.” What he said made all the people present laugh heartily.
But that night Mark Twain slept well. Did you know why? That was _10.__ all the waiters in the hotel were driving mosquitoes away for him during the whole night.
I walked through the door of the office building I worked in. Then I realized that I needed some money so I went to the ________ at the corner of the street.
As I finished and turned to ________ , I saw a wallet on the counter(柜台). The wallet was brown and________three hundred dollars, a driver’s license, and a ________ card. I didn’t know the name on the license, but _______he was, he was going to be in panic.
I went home with the wallet. In my apartment, I ________ the online phone book and found no one to ________ the name on the card in the wallet. I really wanted to ________ the man. If it had been my wallet, I would have been sick to my stomach with ________. I ________ the bank card and became ________ in thought. ________ , a fresh idea flashed through my mind. On the back was the number to his bank.
“Thank you for ________Wachovia Bank. Can I help you?” “I found a wallet at one of your bank machines today and I am trying to find the ________ .” “That’s very nice of you, sir. Can you________ me the number on the card please?” I did what I was told and , “Can you tell me his phone number? I want to contact him to ________ his wallet.” “I’m sorry, sir, but we cannot give out the ________ information of our customers.” “I understand. Can I give you my telephone number? You could call him and tell him who I am.” “I can________ do that, sir.”
I gave her my contact information and hung up. Two days later, a gentleman found me. He ________ thought he would see his wallet again. He was so ________ that he kept saying “thanks” many times.
I smiled all day long. Doing good for others does good for you.
1.A．restaurant B．bank C．hotel D．supermarket
2.A．pass B．inform C．watch D．leave
3.A．existed B．replaced C．contained D．gathered
4.A．name B．identity C．record D．bank
5.A．whoever B．whatever C．however D．whichever
6.A．published B．checked C．compared D．reviewed
7.A．need B．recognize C．match D．remember
8.A．blame B．help C．follow D．study
9.A．worry B．doubt C．curiosity D．sadness
10.A．set up B．gave up C．picked up D．put up
11.A．interested B．confused C．crazy D．lost
12.A．Immediately B．Strangely C．Generally D．Recently
13.A．visiting B．choosing C．calling D．trusting
14.A．seller B．designer C．winner D．owner
15.A．give B．send C．write D．suggest
16.A．return B．gain C．keep D．confirm
17.A．enough B．personal C．special D．obvious
18.A．certainly B．usually C．luckily D．simply
19.A．often B．never C．seldom D．once
20.A．nervous B．curious C．modest D．grateful
Are you a creative person?
Are you looking for a challenging and unique work environment?
Picture yourself at CRIENGLISH.com
Positions open to native English Speakers Only
1. Video editing experience with an understanding of Final Cut Pro software.
2. Resourceful and creative when it comes to finding original stories.
3. A comfortable demeanor(举止) in front of the camera.
4. Enjoy working with others in a team oriented environment.
1. Journalistic and radio experience, good news-writing skills.
2. Able to work the night and early morning shifts.
3. Team spirit and flexibility.
Biz News Reporter/Presenter:
1. Journalistic experience, particularly in the field of business news.
2. Good reading and presentation skills.
3. Able to work at irregular hours.
1. Journalistic experience and good news-writing skills.
2. A good command of the English language.
3. Able to work at irregular hours.
1. Well versed(精通) in music types like in pop, country, contemporary, etc, but not hard rock and heavy metal music.
2. Personal charm on the air.
3. Relevant experience.
For job possibilities, please email your CV, demos and preferably photograph to email@example.com. The CV should include such information as your citizenship, age, academic degree, working experience, contact numbers and, if you are already in China, type of visa. Thanks.
1.What’s the purpose of the passage?
A. To advertise a website.
B. To attract some talents.
C. To introduce a radio station.
D. To introduce a company.
2.To apply for the positions above, one must____.
A. work long hours
B. have related working experience
C. have team spirit
D. live in English-speaking countries
3.Which of the following positions require irregular work hours?
A. Video reporters＆News presenters
B. News presenters＆Biz News Reporter
C. Biz News Reporter＆Copyeditors
D. Copyeditors＆Music DJs
Clara Barton, born on Christmas in 1821, is widely known as one of the most honored women in American history. She began teaching school when most teachers were men at that time. Later, she became one of the first women ever to be employed by the government.
Her career in helping the sick began when her brother David became her first patient. He fell down from the roof of a house when Clara was just 11 years old. She stayed by his side and looked after him for three years, learning how to give him all his medicines.
When the Civil War began in 1861, she immediately recognized that the poorly equipped soldiers needed help. Instead of waiting for others to step in, Clara collected necessary things on her own, asked the public for donations and learned how to store and distribute them to soldiers. She also read to the soldiers and wrote letters for them.
After the Battle of Cedar Mountain in northern Virginia in 1862, Clara arrived at a field hospital at midnight with a vehicle full of supplies. A doctor named Paul Smith at that hospital would later write, “I thought heaven had sent out an angel that night — her assistance arrived at exactly the right time.”
In 1869, Clara went to Europe and learned about the International Committee of the Red Cross. Upon her return to the United States, she successfully founded the American Red Cross. She led the organization for the next 23 years. Her last field mission (使命) as president of the American Red Cross was to help the victims of the 1900 Galveston hurricane. She did not retire (退休) from the American Red Cross until she was 83. True to her nature, Clara always went to where the need was the greatest.
Today, the American Red Cross continues the mission Clara started more than 100 years ago. With the help of thousands of volunteers, the American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters, as well as helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to all sorts of emergencies.
1.We can learn from Paragraph 2 that Clara Barton was _____.
A. honest B. caring C. talented D. modest
2.After the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton _____.
A. joined the army and fought bravely
B. went to Europe for further study
C. continued to work as a teacher
D. did a lot to help soldiers
3.Seeing Clara Barton’s arrival, Dr. Smith must have felt _____.
A. excited and grateful
B. proud and joyful
C. shy and nervous
D. sad and sorry
4.What is mainly described in Paragraph 5?
A. The aim of the American Red Cross.
B. The importance of voluntary donations.
C. Clara Barton and the American Red Cross.
D Clara Barton’s contribution to the Civil War.
Keeping pace with teachers is a fine way to study English. Teachers are experienced and their plans are systematic. But remember to work in a way that suits you. It's important to learn from past mistakes as well. Keep a notebook to make a record of the mistakes you make－it'll help you avoid making the same ones later.
The time of life may be hard，but you're not alone. You may be busy studying，but you can show your care by calling your friends or sending short messages. Don't let your friendships die.
It's as important to live well as it is to study well. Going to bed no later than 11：30 pm is vital. It puts you in the right mood for the next day. You needn't follow a special diet，but make sure you are eating nutritious meals each day.
The person who plays well，studies well. Having a lot of schoolwork doesn't mean having to give up other activities. Playing basketball or having a talk with your classmates can relax yourself. Time out is not a waste of time but helps you study more efficiently.
Besides taking the big exam，you have other choices for college. I took the independent enrollment exam held by Peking University and some other students even were preparing to study abroad. Pay attention to any relevant information you can find，whether it's from school，the news media or other sources.
1.What should you do if you want to keep your friendship fresh?
A．Have frequent talks with them.
B．Always have lunch with them.
C．Remain them at some distance.
D．Keep connection by some ways.
2.The third paragraph is mainly about________．
A．study B．friendship C．relaxation D．health
3.Which one is the closest meaning to “Time out” in Paragraph 4?
4.The passage is mainly written by a(n)________．
A．editor B．student C．teacher D．parent
Are you looking for some new and exciting places to take your kids to? Try some of these places:
. Visit art museums. They offer some activities to excite your kids' interest. Many offer workshops for making hand-made pieces, traveling exhibits, book signings(签名) by children's favorite writers, and even musical performances and other arts.
. Head to a natural history museum. This is where kids can discover the past from dinosaur models to rock collections and pictures of stars in the sky. Also, ask what kind of workshops and educational programs are prepared for kids and any special events that are coming up.
. Go to a Youtheater. Look for one in your area offering plays for child and family visitors. Pre-show play shops are conducted by area artists and educators where kids can discover the secret about performing arts. Puppet (木偶) making and stage make-up are just a couple of the special offerings you might find.
.Try hands-on science. Visit one of the many hands-on science museums around the country. These science play-lands are great fun for kids and grown-ups alike. They'll keep your child mentally and physically active the whole day through while pushing buttons, experimenting, and building. When everyone is tired, enjoy a fun family science show, commonly found in these museums.
1.If a child is interested in the universe, he probably will visit_________.
A. a natural history museum
B. an art museum
C. a Youtheater
D. a hands-on science museum
2.What can kids do at a Youtheater?
A. Look at rock collections.
B. See dinosaur models.
C. Watch puppet making.
D. Give performances.
3.What does "hands-on science" mean in the last paragraph?
A. Science games designed by kids.
B. Reading science books.
C. A show of kids' science work.
D. Learning science by doing things.
4.Where does this text probably come from?
A. A science textbook. B. A film review.
C. A news report. D. A museum guide.
注意： 词数 120 左右
Dear Xiao Ming,,
Thanks for your letter. I am happy to share my study and life in America.
How’s your life lately? I am looking forward to your reply.
Having been occupied with her graduation exam for a month, Bonnie Rivers passed 1.________finally. But unfortunately, though2._______(die)to get it on her own, she could not collect her certificate, because the building 3._________the graduation ceremony was being held was not wheelchair 4._______(access). So she had to 5.__________(accompany) by her friend, who then came to Bonnie’s 6._________(assist) while she waited outside. 7.________ situation would not have happened 8.________ a qualified architect had designed a building with wheelchair access. 9._____is often the case, the rights of the 10._______(disable) are not taken seriously.
I grew up in a small town and the main entertainment was football on Friday night. It was just a sleepy little town where parents wanted to raise their children away from crime and of a big city, and where teenagers like me leaving to find something bigger and better.
All that changed one summer night. My friend Lisa, Martin and Tyler held a party for my eighteenth birthday at Lisa’s house. they kept handing alcohol to me, I was pretty . I asked Tyler to take me home. With some , we made it out to his car and drove home. News came next morning. My friend Martin was in a car accident. That night after Tyler and I left, Martin, who was more drunk than me, got into his car and towards the highway to go home. Driving on the wrong side of the road, he never saw the truck coming. The driver didn’t see him to avoid the car. They hit head on. Martin died immediately, and the driver was thrown the truck windshield（挡风玻璃）and died a week later.
Whenever I back on that day, I can’t help thinking that it was my to drink so much that night. things would be different. I know Martin the choice to drink and drive that night, but I will always feel for what happened.
I may not change the world with my story, but I do hope that by my story I can make you_________ that you not only have a responsibility for yourself but also for others. Don’t ever think that your choices are yours . Every choice is like a stone dropped into water—each ripple (涟漪) represents someone who your choice . That’s quite an influence, isn’t it?
1.A. death B. danger C. fashion D. challenge
2.A. dreamed of B. succeeded in C. applied for D. approved of
3.A. When B. While C. As D. Although
4.A. numb B. sleepy C. frozen D. drunk
5.A. fun B. difficulties C. hope D. annoyance
6.A. died B. killed C. injured D. hurt
7.A. clearly B. frequently C. constantly D. equally
8.A. headed B. walked C. targeted D. fled
9.A. in trouble B. in danger C. in time D. in turn
10.A. above B. below C. into D. through
11.A. turn B. hold C. look D. get
12.A. desire B. fault C. privilege D. chance
13.A. Thus B. Otherwise C. Instead D. Therefore
14.A. made B. faced C. avoided D. regretted
15.A. disappointed B. relevant C. embarrassed D. responsible
16.A. remembering B. sharing C. declaring D. recommending
17.A. explain B. witness C. benefit D. realize
18.A. finally B. only C. alone D. merely
19.A. pure B. deep C. still D. fresh
20.A. affects B. inspires C. attracts D. urges
1.Do you aware that your son is having difficulties at school?
2.A chair made of steel is stronger than the one made of wood.
3.I have two sisters, both of them are doctors.
4.He always thinks it unlikely for his son to be made fun at school.
5.Aismov had an amazing mind which he searched for explanations of everything in the past and the present.
6.Mr. Herpin is one of the foreign experts who is working in China.
7.You’d better set down some time for exercise every day to keep fit.
8.Considered his age, the little boy reads quite well.
9.My grandpa seems to heard of the anecdote about the famous scientist.
10.I have bought the same dress which she is wearing.
My ________ is to work for a firm ________computer software when I grow up.
How ridiculous_______ _________ _________ _________by a robot!
In the _____, I could see a whale____ _____ by a pack of about six other killers.
I’m sitting in the warm night air and _____ _____the day--- a day of pure magic.
I loved listening to the family softly talking to each other, even if I could not _______ ______ the conversation.
_________ _________ _______ _______ ________, what other people think is not the most important.
We can purchase a gift on the website to donate to the people _________ _________.
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。Sleep and dreams have interested people for centuries. Scientists are learning more about sleep, but they still know very little about why we dream.
1. First, we have most of our dreams during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. At this time, the brain is very active. Second, everyone dreams, even if we can’t remember doing so when we awake. 2. While we are asleep, it works more slowly and sometimes puts our thoughts and memories together in strange ways.
3. Some believe that our dreams are relevant to thoughts and feelings that we experience while we are awake. Many dreams researchers think that a dream about death, for example, is really about an important life change. 4. A dream about teeth---especially broken or loose ones---may suggest stress or fear. Dreams in which you are flying often represent freedom or escape.
Researchers think people in our dreams can tell us something about ourselves. If the person in the dream was yelling, for example, maybe you are angry. 5.
There is still a lot about dreaming that we do not understand. By learning more about our dreams, we may learn more about ourselves.
A. Dreams may be more important than sleep.
B. Scientists do not know for certain why we dream.
C. If he or she was scared then maybe you are terrified of something.
D. Modern research can tell us some important things about dreams.
E. There are three things you should pay attention to to have a sweet dream.
F. Finally, a part of our brain helps us to understand daily experience we have.
G. Dreams about telephones are thought to be about giving or receiving messages.
Lego Bricks & More 10664 Creative Tower
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Featuring 160 colorful Lego bricks to create anything your young kids can imagine, this item is designed to allow children complete flexibility. If you are looking for instruction sheets, many are found on the Lego site.
If you buy it together with the LEGO IDEAS BOOK, the price for both will be $115.44.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews:
★ Spectacular value!
By Marissa McRoberts on November 29
The typical price per piece of Lego has been slightly more than $10 since 2005. At $101 for 160 pieces, this set is about $ 0.6 per piece. It is a great deal.
But there are some downsides: no wheels, bushes, trees, grass, technic elements and that sort of thing. This is otherwise a fantastic starter set.
★ A great deal!
By Shawn Bosworth on December 6
I got this set as a Black Friday deal for an amazing $30! I wanted 2 sets but they were gone before I could even get my hands on one. A very nice man gave me a spare that he grabbed. It’s huge, strong and well-made. The box is about 2 feet tall and is strong enough for a storage option. I will absolutely be looking to get another set one day!
1.According to Marissa McRoberts, this set of Lego Bricks ______.
A. is a perfect starter set
B. costs too much money
C. should contain more pieces of bricks
D. is much cheaper compared with other Lego bricks
2.The Lego Bricks & More 10664 Creative Tower includes ______.
A. a few wheels B. a strong container
C. technic elements D. The LEGO IDEAS BOOK
3.How did Shawn Bosworth get a set of Lego Bricks for $30?
A. He got the chance from a man who had an additional set.
B. He ordered two sets and was then offered a discount.
C. He grabbed the bargain when it was first served.
D. He made a deal with the seller for a lower price.
There are an extremely large number of ants worldwide. Each individual ant hardly weigh anything, but together they weigh almost the same as all of mankind. They also live nearly everywhere, except on frozen mountain tops or around the Antarctic. For animals their size, ants have been surprisingly successful, largely due to their wonderful social conduct.
In groups that vary in size from a few hundred to tens of millions, they organize their lives with a clear distribution of labor. Even more amazing is how they achieve this level of organization. While we use sound and sight to communicate, ants depend mostly on pheromone (信息素), which is a kind of chemical released by individuals and smelled or tasted by fellow members of a group. When an ant finds food, it produces a pheromone that will lead others straight to where the food is. When an ant comes under attack or is dying, it sends out an alarm pheromone to warn the whole group to prepare for a defensive fight.
In fact, when it comes to the art of war, ants have no equal. They are completely fearless and will take on an animal much larger than themselves, attacking in large groups and beating their target. They show so much devotion to their group that not only soldier ants but also worker ants will sacrifice their lives to help defeat an enemy.
United and devoted, these little animals have survived on the earth for more than 140 million years, far longer than dinosaurs. Because they think as one, they have a united intelligence greater than you would expect from one small individual ant.
1.We can learn from the passage that ants are__________.
A. unwilling to share food
B. more successful than mankind
C. not used to living in cold environment.
D. too many to achieve any organization.
2.Ants can use pheromones for __________.
A. tasting food B. communication
C. warning enemies D. arranging labor
3.What does the underlined expression "take on" in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. Help out. B. Give in to.
C. Show favor to. D. Fight against.
4.Ants have survived for so long mainly because of ____________.
A. their social cooperation.
B. their large group size.
C. their fearless attack.
D. their individual intelligence.
A new word duang is taking the Internet by storm in China - but no one knows quite what it means. The character “duang” is so new that it does not even exist in the Chinese dictionary. But it has already spread like wildfire online in China, appearing more than 8 million times on China's micro-blogging site Weibo, where it drew 312,000 discussions among 15,000 users. On China's biggest online search engine Baidu, it has been looked up almost 600,000 times. It's been noticed in the West too, with Foreign Policy seeing it as a “break the Internet” viral meme - like a certain Kim Kardashian image, or a certain multicoloured dress.
But what does it mean? “Everyone's duang-ing and I still don't know what it means! Looks like it's back to school for me,” said Weibo user Weileiweito. Another user asked: “Have you duanged today? My mind is full of duang duang duang.” “To duang or not to duang, that is the question,” wrote user BaiKut automan.
“Duang” seems to be an example of onomatopoeia, a word that phonetically imitates a sound. It all seems to have started with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, who in 2004 was featured in a shampoo advertisement where he said famously defended his smooth, black hair using the rhythmical-sounding “duang”. The word resurfaced again recently after Chan posted it on his Weibo page. Thousands of users then began to flood Chan's Weibo page with comments, making the word in reference to his infamous shampoo appearance.
The word appears to have many different meanings, and there's no perfect translation, but you could use it as an adjective to give emphasis to the word that follows it. A cat might be “duang cute”, for example. Or you might be “very duang confused” by this blog. For readers of Chinese characters, the Jackie Chan theme is also apparent from the strange way in which the word is written: a combination of Chan's names written in Chinese.
1.What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Millions share new Chinese character
B. There are many great storms in China
C. The Internet has made out new words
D. Many try to find ways to stop wildfire
2.What is discussed in the second paragraph?
A. The doubt of the word.
B. The structure of the word
C. The meaning of the word
D. The root of the word
3.When Jackie Chan first said duang, he really wanted to _____.
A. create an important word
B. see his Weibo Page flooded
C. praise a kind of shampoo
D. play a Hong Kong action film
4.When duang is used as an adjective, it can be used to _____.
A. emphasize the word after it
B. make other people confused
C. combine the users’ names
D. open China’s micro-blogging
A teenager has gained a six-figure sum for a vampire (吸血鬼) novel she wrote after being inspired by the Twilight. Abigail Gibbs, 18, who started writing the book aged 14, released chapters of her novel online, where the book eventually received 17 million hits. Harper Collins in Britain has now signed this talented author following her extraordinary Internet success.
Miss Gibbs, from Brixham, Devon, who is about to start studying English at Oxford University, is the first author to be discovered on Wattpad. Wattpad is an online library which allows subscribers (用户) to upload or read other people’s stories. Miss Gibbs also said Stephenie Meyer’s famous Twilight books had influenced her novel, The Dark Heroine. “I read the Twilight and did really enjoy it. At first, my parents were a bit opposed to my writing because I was staying up till 3 a.m. on school nights and they were worried that I might fall behind.”
Miss Gibbs finished her book at the age of 16. She posted each chapter after she had written it on the Internet site, until she got to five chapters before the end when she stopped. “I had signed with an agent and he basically said, ‘Don’t post anymore so as to keep the readers’ anxiety”. That was tough because I disappeared in the site for a year and there were a lot of fans asking where I was. I have had so many requests from fans to upload the last five chapters; some people even said they were going to write their own endings.” Her fans can buy the e-book for ￡2.99, or wait for the paperback book priced at ￡6.99 in shops next month.
1.Her parents didn’t support Gibbs’ writing because _____.
A. they didn’t like vampire novels
B. writing might influence her studies
C. Gibbs spent too much time online
D. a possible failure might let Gibbs down
2.We can infer from the text that Gibbs _________.
A. got support from Meyer
B. dropped out of school to concentrate on her career
C. spent two years in writing The Dark Heroine
D. wrote several books before The Dark Heroine
3.Why did Gibbs stop posting the last five chapters of the story online?
A. She would rewrite it later.
B. She had to finish her university education first.
C. She wanted readers to write their own ending.
D. She hoped to attract readers’ more interest.
4.If a reader wants to read the whole story, he or she___________.
A. may pay for an e-edition
B. must wait for about a month
C. can buy a paperback in a bookstore now
D. can ask for a copy of the manuscript (原稿)
Dear Mr. Brown,
I am learning English painting in our school as an exchange student from China. Recently I read it from notice on our school website that
I am terrible sorry that I won’t be able to go to your birthday party this Saturday afternoon. So yesterday my mother didn’t feel better and I took her to the hospital. The doctor suggest that she should have an operation immediately. I have to look after her in the hospital for a few day. I sincerely hope something will go well and that you can have happy birthday party. By the way, I have sent to you the latest CD of Jay Chou as a birthday gift. I know you are a fan of Jan Chou and I hope he will enjoy it. I am looking forward to see you soon.
Once upon a time, there was a mother who lived alone with her son. They worked very hard all year round 1. they still couldn’t live a comfortable life. They really looked forward to making their life better, but didn’t know how.
One year, a merchant came to the village. He needed 2. (spend ) some weeks there. The merchant was so kind-hearted that he made a 3. (decide) to help the poor mother and her son. He gave 4. some money from time to time. Because they 5. (help) by the merchant, they lived a 6. (good) life than before.
But one day, the woman talked to her son, “The merchant will leave sooner or later. After he leaves, we’ll live 7. (poor) again. Since he lives alone and isn’t always at home, we can go and get all his money.” But the son 8. (immediate) refused to do so, saying, “Oh, no, Mom! We should never do that. He helps us a lot! We should be grateful to him instead of 9. (rob) him.” Having heard her son’s words, the woman gave up her terrible idea. When the merchant left, he took the son with him and taught him how to do business. And the son returned as10. successful merchant.
A“blogger” is a person who writes on an Internet website called a “blog”. The word “blog” is a way of saying“web log”, or “personal website”. Anyone can start a , and they can write about anything they like.
There are millions of blogs on the internet today. They news, information and ideas for people who read them. They contain to other websites, and they provide a place for people to write their and react to the ideas of others.
A research company called Perseus has more than 3,000 web logs. It says that blogs are most with teenage girls. They use them to their friends know what is happening in their lives. The study says that more than 100,000 bloggers stopped taking part in the activity after a year.
, some people develop blogs to present political and other ideas. , the Republican and Democratic parties in the southern state of Kentucky recently started their own blogs. And American companies are beginning to use blogs to advertise their .
At the same time, some long-standing blogs have . Last week, blogging leader Dave Winer closed his free blog service “weblogs. com”. He said the site became too expensive to . He started the blog four years ago, and thousands of people had on it. They were that the site had been closed.
One blog that is still going is called Rebecca’s Pocket. Rebecca Blood created the website in 1999. She wrote about the history of blogs on the site. That led to a book called The Weblog Handbook. It has been into four languages so far.
1. A. shortB. longC. regularD. central
2. A. companyB. expressionC. experimentD. blog
3. A. debateB. exploreC. provideD. seek
4. A. issues B. linksC. recoveryD. guidance
5. A. reasonsB. ideasC. faultsD. choices
6. A. servedB. reportedC. studiedD. attached
7. A. popularB. pleasedC. boredD. careful
8.A. askB. orderC. demandD. let
9. A. insteadB. yetC. still D. also
10. A. BesidesB. HoweverC. In factD. Therefore
11.A. fierceB. relaxingC. seriousD. humorous
12. A. For exampleB. In totalC. In the endD. On the contrary
13. A. productsB. employeesC. systemsD. predictions
14. A. recognizedB. endedC. survivedD. happened
15. A. advertiseB. startC. continueD. close
16. A. writtenB. appearedC. workedD. taken
17. A. happyB. upsetC. excitedD. confident
18. A. devotedB. gentleC. weakD. strong
19. A. characterB. historyC. articleD. usage
20. A. dippedB. fooledC. mixedD. translated
Summer is the season of family travel. 1. Here are our top 5 things to teach your children before entering big crowds:
How Far They Can Go — 2. For young children, you should set a rule of always holding a parent’s hand. For older kids, you may be comfortable with a “I can always see you and you can always see me” rule.
To Call Your Real Name — Teach your children that you will find them, so it’s best if they stay in one place. What’s more, teach them to call out your full name instead of “Mommy” or “Daddy” to help you more easily find them.
How to Identify a “Safe Person” — Make sure your children know the best people to approach if they get separated from you. Employees working at the place you‘re visiting are generally always good, “safe people”. But what about places that may not have employees, like the beach? 3. Experts say that moms are often the most willing and best-equipped people to help kids.
What to say — 4. Remember that if your children do get separated from you, they will likely be panicked (恐慌), so don’t assume that they will know how to tell strangers that they are lost. Role-play getting lost and using simple sentences like, “I am lost” with your kids to help them know what to do if it actually happens.
Their Personal Information — Make sure your children know as much basic personal information as possible, including their full names, parents’ full names and telephone numbers and the address. 5.
A. Teach your children to look for a mom with kids.
B. Sometimes it’s not hard to find a safe person in such places.
C. But do your kids know what to do if they get separated from you?
D. If your kids are too young to remember them, write them down!
E. It can be hard for people to help a lost child.
F. Tell your children to behave normally when they get lost.
G. It’s important to talk with your children about how close you expect them to stay to you.
There are many people who say Thomas Edison invented the twentieth century. Although there are those who may disagree, yet Edison was one of the greatest inventors in America.
Born in 1847 in Ohio, Thomas Edison attended school for only three months. After his teacher said that he could not learn, Edison’s mother decided to teach him at home. There he was allowed to study the subjects that most interested him. By age ten, Edison had built a science laboratory of his own.
Edison got his first job at age twelve on the railway selling candy and newspapers. There he once saved a boy whose father was the boss of the railway station. In return the boss helped him a lot.
In his late twenties, Edison built an “invention factory” where he and his business partners could devote all their time to inventing. After improving upon the telephone, Edison created the phonograph(留声机). Although Edison did not actually invent the light bulb, he did create an electric lighting system which led to its widespread use.
Edison set up the first central electric power station in 1882, so New York became the first city in the world to have electric lights. This was the beginning of the modern world in which electricity became a way of life.
The following year, one of Edison’s engineers discovered electrons(电子), which at last led to electronics. Without electronics, we might not have radio, TV, computers, or space travel. The rest of Edison’s life was spent making and improving inventions.
Thomas Edison died at the age of eighty-four in 1931. Three days later, much of America dimmed(使暗淡) its lights in honor of the inventor—a man who had more impact (影响)on the development of present-day civilization than anyone else in history.
1. The passage tells us that ________.
A. Edison didn’t like to study at school
B. Edison invented the light bulb in his late twenties
C. even without electronics, we might have radio, TV, computers, or space travel
D. New York was the first city in the world to have electric lights
2.From the passage, we can infer that _________.
A. Edison’s teacher thought Edison was not worth teaching
B. Edison’s mother stopped Edison studying at school
C. Edison didn’t invent many things in all his life
D. Edison didn’t spend his life working on these inventions when he was old
3.Why did many Americans dim their lights when Edison died? ________.
A. Americans wanted to save more energy.
B. Americans were used to dimming their lights.
C. Americans dimmed their lights in memory of the great inventor.
D. Americans were made to dim their lights.
4.The best title for this passage is ________.
A. Edison, a Poor Man
B. Edison, a Great Inventor
C. Edison Died at 84
D. Edison and His Childhood
The biggest hamburger restaurant chain(连锁) in the world is McDonald’s. It started in 1955 with just one restaurant, but now has more than 20000 worldwide. There are more than 12000 McDonald’s restaurants only in the US. You can find them in 100 countries on six continents. There isn’t a McDonald’s in Antarctica, but I don’t suppose they eat hamburgers at the South Pole. When you eat at a McDonald’s restaurant you are joining the 35 million people who eat and drink at McDonald’s every day, and there are more than one million people who work there. McDonald’s has sold 100 billion hamburgers since it opened, and it sells more than 6.8 million pounds of French Fries every day.
How do you like your hamburger restaurant? There are old McDonald’s ---- part of one restaurant in England is 600 years old. There are elegant(高雅的) McDonald’s ---- there is one on the Champs Elysees in Paris. There are cool McDonald’s ---- there is one in Hollywood. There are McDonald’s restaurants on ships and trains, in hospitals and zoos, in airports and in colleges.
Clearly many people like the speed, hygiene(卫生) and cheapness of fast food restaurants. However, not everyone likes fast food. Some people question the nutritional value of the food; some people think the fast food causes too much waste and pollution. So the fast food business gives us plenty of food for thought, as well as convenient, affordable meals.
1.There are ________ McDonald’s restaurants outside the US now.
A. about 20000 B. about 8000
C. about 12000 D. about 32000
2.How many people does each McDonald’s employees serve on average every day? _______
A. About 35 billion B. About 100 billion
C. About 35 million D. About 600 million
3. From the passage we can infer that ________.
A. there are McDonald’s of different styles to meet different customers
B. the writer encourage more people to eat hamburgers
C. the writer thinks people should stop eating hamburgers
D. hamburgers are of great nutritional value
4. The underlined phrase“plenty of food for thought”in the last paragraph probably means ______.
A. a lot of delicious food B. a lot of food you can afford
C. a lot of things to think about D. a lot of convenient food
It’s not Christmas Day yet. But wherever I go on the streets, I see shops selling Christmas trees and all kinds of beautiful decorations, waiters wearing Christmas hats; I hear children singing Christmas songs on broadcast; I get messages of Christmas’s best wishes from friends.
I just got quite confused again, since when have Chinese begun celebrating Christmas Day? What do these people celebrate it for, the birth of Chris? But we all know that most of Chinese are not Christians, they don’t even know the origin of Christmas Day, and they celebrate it for no reason.
I don’t celebrate Christmas Day or any other western holidays since I’m not a Christian and nor am I a westerner. I don’t know what Christmas really means. Anyway I can’t get reasonable answers from my friends. Some of them think they would like to just take this chance to enjoy themselves regardless of the meaning of the festival. Some of them think I’m an old-fashioned girl, a bigot who doesn’t appreciate the spirit of Chinese cultural tolerance(宽容) and understanding of other cultures. Well, if it is about cultural tolerance, why don’t we ever celebrate the month of Muharram, or festivals of colours in India, or Fiestas Patrias in Mexico?
I really appreciate cultural exchanges and communications with all nations, but I don’t think this is what it’s about. People are celebrating more and more western festivals while ignoring our traditional ones.
Is it part of globalization(全球化)？ Do people in other non-western countries also celebrate Christmas?
1. It can be inferred from the passage that the writer _________.
A. is an old-fashioned girl
B. doesn’t like festivals at all
C. prefers western festivals to Chinese festivals
D. prefers Chinese festivals to western festivals
2. According to the writer, many Chinese people celebrate Christmas _________.
A. for no reason
B. for the birth of Chris
C. because most of them are Christians
D. because they don’t like Chinese festivals
3. The underlined word “bigot” in Paragraph 3 means ________.
A. a very brave person B. a very stubborn person
C. a very careful person D. a very popular person
4. We can learn from the passage that _________.
A. more and more Chinese people celebrate western festivals now
B. Chinese people pay enough attention to our own festivals
C. no Christmas celebration means one lacks cultural tolerance
D. the writer doesn’t like cultural exchanges and communications with other countries
Agatha Christie used to go out at night. She will never forget the night when she met a robber many years ago.
That evening, she was invited to a birthday party which lasted till 2 o'clock in the morning. Without company, Agatha walked home along the quiet street. Suddenly from the shadow of a dark building, a tall man with a sharp knife in his right hand ran out at her. “Good morning, lady,” the man said in a low voice, “I don't think you wish to die here!”“What do you want?” Agatha asked.
“Your earrings (耳环). Take them off!”Agatha suddenly had a bright idea. She tried to cover her necklace with the collar (衣领) of her overcoat while she used the other hand to take off both of her earrings, and then she quickly threw them on the ground.
“Take them and let me go.” she said. The robber was uncertain. He saw that the girl didn't care for the earrings at all, only trying to protect the necklace. He realized the necklace would cost more, so he said, “Give me your necklace.”
“Oh, sir. It's not worth much. Please let me keep it.”
“Stop talking rubbish. Quick!”
With shaky hands, Agatha took off her necklace. As soon as the robber disappeared, she picked up her earrings and ran as fast as she could to her home.
The earrings cost 480 pounds and the necklace the robber had taken away cost only six pounds ten shillings (先令).
1.Agatha will never forget the night because ________.
A. she was robbed of her earrings
B. she was robbed but she fooled the robber
C. she had such a nice time at the party
D. it is dangerous for a girl to walk alone at night
2.Why did she try to protect her necklace? ________.
A. She didn’t want the robber to notice it.
B. It was cheaper than the earrings.
C. It was worth keeping.
D. She would rather have it robbed.
3.The story wants to tell us ________.
A. Agatha was brave and clever
B. the robber was foolish
C. a necklace is usually more expensive than earrings
D. never stay too late at an evening party
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A man looking at his smartphone while walking across a railway crossing in Nanjing 1. (have) a close knock on Oct 22. He was so 2. (absorb) in his smartphone that he didn’t see a train approaching until it brushed past him, 3. (throw) him to the ground. This should serve 4. a warning that people should be aware of their surroundings, especially 5. crossing roads.
6. (lucky), the man survived, but the incident forced the driver 7. (stop) the train. An l8-minute delay followed the incident, 8. led to a break in the running of other trains on the route.
The Smartphone 9. (addict) has spread like an infectious（传染的）disease. It’s evident that it will do great harm to society. What’s even 10. (bad), some addicts become impatient with relatives and friends.
Some people blame the smartphone for the sad story, yet in fact people’s weakening self-control and self-discipline are to blame.
A gentle breeze blew through Jennifer’s hair. The golden red sun was . She was on the beach, looking up at the fiery（火红的）ball. She was by its color, deep red in the middle, softly fading into yellow. She could hear nothing but the waves and the seagulls up above in the sky.
The atmosphere her. After all she had been through, this was what she needed. “It’s getting ,” she thought, “I must go home. My parents will be where I am.”
She wondered how her parents would , when she got home after the three days she was . She kept on walking, herself to the bungalow(小房子) where she spent every summer holiday. The road was deserted. She walked slowly and . Just in a few hundred meters she would be safe in her house.
It was really getting dark now. The sun had set a few minutes before and it was getting cold, too. She she had her favorite sweater on — it kept her really warm. She imagined having it her. This thought disappeared when she finally saw her front door. It seemed . The outside garden seemed . She was shocked: her father was usually so strict about keeping everything clean and tidy.
She entered the house. First, she went into the kitchen where she saw a written by her father. It said, “Ellen, there is some coffee . I went looking.” Ellen was her mother but — where was she? She entered her parent’s home. Then she saw her. Her mother, lying on the bed, . Jennifer would have wanted to wake her up but she looked too tired. So Jennifer just fell asleep beside her. When Jennifer , something was different. She was in her cozy bed in her pajamas.
It felt so good being back home. she heard a voice, “Are you feeling better now? You know you got us very, very .”
1.A. disappearing B. setting C . rising D. shining
2.A. amazed B. excited C. disappointed D. frightened
3.A. moving B. flying C. stepping D. flowing
4.A. surprised B. confused C. relaxed D. exhausted
5.A. early B. cold C. warm D. late
6.A. wondering B. knowing C. ignoring D. finding
7.A. say B. take C. like D. react
8.A. working B. missing C. spending D. travelling
9.A. pointing B. enjoying C. directing D. teaching
10.A. easily B. silently C. happily D. willingly
11.A. believed B. wished C. guessed D. judged
12.A. with B. for C. at D. in
13.A. same B. familiar C. difficult D. different
14.A. crowded B. tidy C. deserted D. clean
15.A. text B. letter C. note D. sentence
16.A. ready B. gone C. present D. available
17.A. cried B. laughed C. coughed D. slept
18.A. woke up B. stayed up C. broke up D. held up
19.A. Fortunately B. Similarly C. Suddenly D. Constantly
20.A. moved B. lost C. Inspired D. scared