—Have you been to the Great Wall?

—Perhaps not in my memory; ________, it might have been during the early childhood.

A. if any    B. if so

C. if ever    D. if not

 

________snacks and drinks, but they also brought cards for entertainment when they had a picnic in the forest.

A. Not only they brought

B. Not only did they bring

C. Not only brought they

D. Not only they did bring

 

Facing the global financial crisis, the Chinese government has taken many measures ________ people's life to deal with it.

A. related    B. related to

C. relating    D. relating to

 

Many car accidents happened at this ________turn of the road.

A. sharp    B. urgent

C. immediate    D. quick

 

There are, however, also doubts, as Rumila Quadir, the college's 18­year­old student union president puts it, “the intentions behind the scheme are good, but I don't see how it will ________ young people.”

A. subscribe to    B. appeal to

C. tend to    D. submit to

 

Due to the widespread ________ of this medical technology, more diseases can be discovered and treated at an early stage.

A. presentation    B. application

C. qualification    D. appreciation

 

It is lucky we booked a room,or we________nowhere to stay now.

A. had    B. had had

C. would have    D. would have had

 

People who do not smoke have less ________ of suffering from lung cancer than those who do so.

A. potential    B. pattern

C. preference    D. prejudice

 

Don't ________any detail in your account even if a word.

A. let out    B. take care

C. make sure    D. make out

 

假设你是李华。你的两位朋友TomPeter几天前产生了误会。Peter的生日即将来临,Tom想送他一个礼物来缓和关系,修复友情,特地发来邮件寻求你的建议。请你根据以下要点给Tom回一封邮件:

1、礼物选择;

2、你的理由;

3、其他建议。

注意:

1. 词数100左右;

2.开头和结尾已为你写好,不计入总词数。

Dear Tom

I’m glad to hear that you are considering making up with Peter.____________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Best wishes

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作文。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。

It was raining hardly outside, that made it difficult for me to go home for lunch. Just as I was wondering what I should eat at noon, I saw a familiar figure passed by our classroom. I rushed out and it was my mother, who is already in the fifties, that brought me lunch, in spite the heavy rain. In China, many parents make great sacrifices for our children. But what had the children done in return?All too often, most children just take it for granted that their parents should serve for them unconditionally. My dear mum or dad, thank you very much for bringing me up. How shall I do for you?

 

I borrowed 1.story book from the library the other day and took it home. One evening, having finished supper, I went back to my room and started to read the book that I2.(borrow). I was so 3.(absorb) that I knocked the coffee cup over 4.accident, pouring the coffee onto the book. Wet through and colored brown, the book turned out to be a 5. (terribly) mess at once. Of course, I couldn’t return the dirty book and the loss should be covered. The next day, I went to the6.(big) bookstore in my city,  7.there were various kinds of books. I finally found several 8.(copy) of the same book and bought 9.. When I returned the new story book and explained the reason, the librarian accepted the book and praised me for my honesty and10. (responsible).

 

Does meeting new people make you nervous? If so, you are not alone. But making a good first impression isn’t as hard as you might think. It just involves a few simple choices.

Look your best

1.But you don’t need to look like a model to make a good impression. You just need to take care of yourself. Make sure your clothing is clean, not wrinkled and appropriate for the situation. 2.

Stand tall

The way you stand, sit and move tells others a lot about you. Standing up straight makes you look and feel confident. When you approach someone, make eye contact and smile to show you’re friendly and interested.3.

Speak up

Speak loudly and clearly enough so that people don’t have to struggle to hear you. If you don’t know what to say, ask questions. 4.When people are talking, pay attention to what they’re saying rather than planning what you’ll say next. And if you’re not sure what they mean, ask!

Value people

Most importantly, show people you care. Your concerns for them will be obvious if you smile and listen carefully. 5.Don’t keep them waiting. Everyone you meet is important. So make eye contact, smile and greet them. They’ll appreciate it and others may be watching.

A. And remember, you are important, too.

B. Respect other people’s time, too.

C. Most people enjoy talking about themselves.

D. Then greet them with a firm handshake.

E. One survey said blue and black are best for job interview.

F. Obviously your appearance influences people’s impression of you.

G. Don’t forget little things like brushing your teeth.

 

Everyone needs friends. There is an old saying, "Friends are God's way of taking care of us." But how do you find real friendship and keep it?

The American writer Sally Seamans tells young students some smart ways to find friends. Sally says finding friendship is just like planting a tree. You plant the seed (种子) and take care of it to make it grow.

First, you should choose a friend. What makes a good friend? It is not because a person has money or good looks. A good friend should be kind and patient. For example, if you have a bad day, a good friend should listen to your complaints and do his or her best to help. To make a friend, you cannot be too shy. You should make each other happy and share your lives.

But things cannot always be happy. Even the best friends have fights(吵架). What should you do when you have a fight with your friend? You have to talk to him or her. When there is no one around, have an honest talk. If he or she doesn't want to talk, you could write a letter. There are three steps to being friends again:

Tell him or her how you are feeling, say what your friend has done wrong, and explain why you did this or that. Remember that friendship is the most important thing in your life.

1.Sally wants to tell students the ways to ________.

A. plant trees    B. find friends

C. get happy    D. keep fit

2.According to the text, you can ________ your friend after a fight.

A. buy a present for    B. never say a word to

C. have dinner with    D. write a letter to

3.What makes good friends? A good friend should ________.

A. be lovely and cool    B. be kind and patient

C. have lots of money    D. have good looks

4.What is the best title (标题) of the text?

A. The good friends around you    B. Teenagers and friendship

C. The trouble of growing up    D. The care and keeping of friends

 

Think about the different ways that people use the wind. You can use it to fly a kite or to sail a boat. Wind is one of our cleanest and richest power sources, as well as one of the oldest. Evidence shows that windmills(风车) began to be used in ancient Iran back in the 7th century BC. They were first introduced to Europe during the 1100s, when armies returned from the Middle East with knowledge of using wind power.

For many centuries, people used windmills to grind(磨碎) wheat into flour or pump water from deep underground. When electricity was discovered in the late 1800s, people living in remote(偏远的) areas began to use them to produce electricity. This allowed them to have electric lights and radio. However, by the 1940s when electricity was available(可利用的) to people in almost all areas of the United States, windmills were seldom used.

During the 1970s, people started becoming concerned about the pollution that is created when coal and gas are burned to produce electricity. People also realized that the supply of coal and gas would not last forever. Then, wind was rediscovered, though it means higher costs. Today, there is a global movement to supply more and more of our electricity through the use of wind.

1.From the text we know that windmills__________.

A. were invented by European armies

B. used to supply power to radio in remote areas

C. have a history of more than 2,800 years

D. have rarely been used since electricity was discovered

2.What was a new use for wind power in the late 19th century?

A. Producing electricity.    B. Sailing a boat.

C. Grinding wheat into flour.    D. Pumping water from ground.

3.One of the reasons wind was rediscovered in the 1970s is that______.

A. the supply of coal and gas failed to meet needs

B. it is one of the oldest power sources

C. it was cheaper to create energy from wind

D. wind power is cleaner

4.The passage is mainly about______________.

A. the global pollution from burning coal and gas

B. the worldwide movement to save energy

C. the history of using wind power

D. the advantages of windmills

 

That woman carried a new blanket (毛毯) over her arm. Wordlessly, she gave it to me.

“Is it finished?” I asked.

She shook her head. “No. It is ready,” she replied. I handed her the money and took the blanket.

“It is beautiful, so skillfully woven (编织),” I said to my mother. “But what did she mean when she said it was not finished? How can it be ready if it is not finished?”

“I will tell you later,” my mother said, “but first I will take you to the Navajo(纳瓦霍) village.”

We went down to the village. A group of young men were making sand pictures. We walked through the whole village, watching the different things the people were doing.

It was not until that evening that my mother finally explained the Navajo woman's words.

“Did you notice anything about the things the people were making?” my mother asked.

“What should I have noticed?” I looked at her and asked.

“Each thing the Navajo make has one small part that is not complete. The designs in their sand pictures are often not perfectly done, for example —the line of a circle may not quite close. If you look carefully at your blanket, you will probably find a stitch (一针) missing.”

I took the blanket off, but it looked as perfect as any design could be. Then suddenly, I noticed that sure enough a stitch was missing!

“But why do the Navajo intentionally leave some tiny part unfinished?” I asked.

“They believe that when anything is completed or finished, it means the end has come — it will not be perfect until then. Then too, with a circle, they believe that they must leave a pathway for the bad spirits to run away and the good spirits to come in. So, often, they do not make the line close.”

1.The blanket the author received _____.

A. was poorly woven    B. made her think a lot

C. cost her a lot of money    D. was finished, but not ready

2.Why was the author shown around the village?

A. To buy more things made by the Navajo.

B. To make friends with some of the Navajo.

C. To have a deeper understanding of the Navajo.

D. To look for the woman who sold her the blanket.

3.Which of the following may the Navajo believe?

A. A stitch in time is very important.    B. Life only becomes perfect when you die.

C. He who makes no mistake is a perfect man.    D. You must always try to make your life complete.

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

A. The Navajo are good at making things.

B. The Navajo are brave and hard-working.

C. A blanket tells a lot about the Navajo culture.

D. Skills are needed to do business with the Navajo.

 

假如你是李华,某培训中心准备组织你校学生出国参加英语夏令营(English Summer Camp) ,夏令营活动安排如下:英国文化夏令营(The UK Culture Summer Camp),美国语言夏令营(America Language Summer Camp)。 写一封申请信给该培训中心,报名参加其中的一个夏令营。信的内容必须包括:

1. 你感兴趣的夏令营。

2. 为什么想参加这个活动。

3. 对这项活动有怎样的打算和期待。

注意:

1. 词数100左右。

2. 信的开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数。

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am very glad that the English Summer Camp will be held to help us improve English and learn more about English culture.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Yours truly,

Li Hua

 

假定英语课上老师要求同桌中间交换修改作文,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:把缺词处叫个漏字符号(∧),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

I live in the country and my father was a farmer. He is now forty-five year old. Because of years of hard work, he looks old than his age. When I was young, he is used to tell me the important of study. Father knows little about English and other subjects, but he usually gives me some good advices on how to learn his lessons good. He is not only kind to me but also very strict in me. With his help, I’ve made great progress. I’ll never forget what he taught me. I think my father is best father in the world.

 

England has many interesting 1. (place) that people like to visit. Among them, the pub is often said to be 2.very special place for visitors to get to know 3. real life of the English people. The pub 4. (be) a small “public place”, where people can buy 5. (beer), soft drinks 6. even some fast food. What’s more, a pub is also a meeting place where people sit and enjoy the beer and talking with 7. (friend). One can easily find a pub at the street corner 8. in a small village. English people like the pub a lot. After a whole day of  9. (busily) work, many men spend the whole evening in the pub and go back home at about eleven o’clock when the pub 10. (close).

 

Last Tuesday I took my two daughters, aged five and seven, to town by car. It began to rain______ so I decided I would leave the children in the car______ I rushed into a shop. I warned the girls not to ______ anything and told them I would be ______ within a few minutes. Then I locked all the doors and left ______happily looking out of the window.

I returned to the car in less than five minutes but the girls had ______! I could hardly believe my ______. The car doors were ______ locked, the windows tightly shut and on the back seat ______only two coats. Being ______, I ran to the corner of the street ______ there was no sign of them. I ______up to an old lady nearby and asked ______ she had seen two small girls but she said “No”.

Feeling quite sick with fear, I sat on the driver’s seat, and ______ to stop trembling(发抖). Suddenly, I ______ a merry laugh ______ me. I got out of the car, ran round to open the boot(车尾行李箱) and ______ were two very red-face and ______ children. They had obviously pulled out the back seat, ______ behind it and then been unable to push the seat forward again. ______ tears in my eyes, I leaned forward and pulled their ears.

1.A. heavy    B. hard    C. big    D. hardly

2.A. before    B. since    C. after    D. which

3.A. talk    B. reach    C. hear    D. touch

4.A. away    B. out    C. back    D. along

5.A. them    B. her    C. herself    D. themselves

6.A. discovered    B. disappeared    C. described    D. delivered

7.A. ears    B. words    C. eyes    D. heads

8.A. even    B. again    C. already    D. still

9.A. have    B. were    C. had    D. are

10.A. foolish    B. proud    C. frightened    D. pleased

11.A. where    B. which    C. that    D. when

12.A. arrived    B. looked    C. rushed    D. left

13.A. what    B. when    C. whether    D. how

14.A. tried    B. had    C. tired    D. ought

15.A. felt    B. listened    C. smelt    D. heard

16.A. behind    B. over    C. before    D. with

17.A. outside    B. among    C. inside    D. between

18.A. worried    B. excited    C. surprised    D. interested

19.A. climbed    B. flew    C. threw    D. jumped

20.A. For    B. About    C. With    D. Down

 

What’s your favorite weather? Do you like sunny or rainy days? Many people like sunshine (阳光) a lot. 1.. They think rain makes them feel sad. For a long vacation, they like going to the beach to enjoy sunshine. 2.. I like sunshine very much, but I also enjoy rain.

3.. It can make me feel quiet. On rainy days, I like listening to music and doing some reading, or just looking at the rain and daydreaming (做白日梦). 4.. I think it’s a good way to relax when it rains.

5.. I hope you can feel happy no matter (无论) it rains or it’s sunny.

A. When you daydream, you don’t have to think about other things.

B. Sunshine can make them feel good and happy.

C. When it rains, the ground is wet and muddy.

D. They don’t like rain.

AB. Sunshine can make one run around and rain can make one keep quiet.

AC. I enjoy the sound (声音) of rain.

AD. They also like rain.

 

The snow lasted until last Friday. I opened the window this morning and saw the sun  but I felt much colder.

“You’d better go to work on foot , dear,”said my husband,“It is dangerous for you to drive.”

I thought him right and agreed. It would take me about forty minutes to go my hospital. There was about an hour left, so I started, with a bag of sandwich for breakfast. In the streets there was thick snow and ice and the traffic was less than before and people walked carefully. Suddenly I saw a car going fast. The driver tried to pass the crossing before the lights turned red. Maybe he didn’t see two boys in the middle of the street. His car knocked down(撞倒)one boy and stopped just in front of the police box.

People crowded around the boy at once. I rushed out of the gathering crowd (聚集的人群)and was going to look him over. But a man pushed me aside and said,“Step back(向后退),please. I,ve had a course in first aid(急救).”

I had to stand and watch his ministrations(救助) for a few minutes. Then I said to him,“When you need a doctor, sir, I,m already here.”

1.It is __________today.

A. snowy    B. cloudy

C. sunny    D. windy

2.I left home__________this morning.

A. after breakfast    B. before breakfast

C. as usual    D. too late

3.People walked carefully because __________ .

A. it was very cold

B. there was much traffic

C. they wore warm clothes

D. there was much snow and ice in the streets

4.The driver knocked down the boy because__________.

A. he had something important to do

B. he was afraid to be late for work

C. there was no policeman there

D. he drove too fast past the crossing

 

It was a quiet village in which there was a military camp(军营).It was far from the towns and cities and there were some high mountains around. Of course it was a good place for training the new soldiers. But it was difficult for the young men to go outside. Mr White, an officer of forty, was strict with them and he hardly let them leave the camp.

Once Mr White was ill in bed. He couldn’t work and a young officer, Mr Hunt began to train the new soldiers instead of him. He knew the young men well and let nine soldiers go to the nearest town to have a holiday. But night fell and none came back to the camp. He was worried about it and stood at the gate. It was five to twelve when Mr Hunt decided to go to the town and see what was happening to the young men. He started the car quickly and set off. At that moment the nine soldiers came back. It seemed they drank wine. Of course they found the officer was angry.

“I’m sorry, sir,” said the first soldier. “I left the town on time. But something was wrong with my bus on my way here. I had to buy a horse and made it run fast. Bad luck! It died and I had to run back.”

And the other seven soldiers said they were late for the same reasons. It was the last soldier’s turn. He said, “I’m sorry, sir. I got on a bus on time, but…”

Having heard this, the officer became even angrier and stopped him at once. He called out, “If you say something was wrong with your bus, I’ll punish you at once!”

“No, no, sir,” said the young man. “My bus was all right, but the horse died!”

1.The military camp was built in the village to __________ .

A. stop the soldiers from going to towns

B. stop the soldiers from meeting their friends

C. train the new soldiers

D. make the young men live quietly

2.Mr Hunt let the nine soldiers have a holiday because __________ .

A. he was kind to them    B. they felt lonely

C. they had something important to do    D. they were the best of all

3.The young officer was worried because __________.

A. a traffic accident had happened

B. he was afraid something happened to the nine soldiers

C. the nine soldiers would come back

D. the nine soldiers drank too much in the town

4.The nine soldiers returned to the camp late because __________ .

A. something was wrong with their buses

B. their horses died on the return way

C. it took them much time to run back

D. they all drank much in the town

5.Which answer do you think is true?

A. You’ll believe only the last soldier.

B. The officer believed the nine soldiers.

C. You’ll believe none of the nine soldiers.

D. The officer won’t punish his soldiers.

 

When we want to tell other people what we think, we can do it with the help of words. We can also do it in many other ways, too. Sometimes we move our heads up and down when we want to say “yes”, and we shake our heads when we want to say “no ”. Some people can’t hear or speak. They talk with the help of gestures(手势).People from other countries often have to do it if they don’t know your language.

Here is a story. An American was once having his holiday in Italy, but he could not speak Italian. One day he went to a restaurant and sat down at a table. When the waiter came, the American opened his mouth, put his fingers in it and took them out again. In this way he wanted to say “Bring me something to eat”. The waiter soon brought him a cup of tea. The American shook his head and the waiter understood that he didn’t want tea. So he took it away and brought him a glass of milk. The American shook his head again. He was very hungry now and looked sad. He was just going to leave the restaurant when another man came in. When this man saw the waiter, he put his hands on his stomach(). In a few minutes there was a large plate of bread and meat on the table in front of him.

1.Sometimes people move their heads __________ when they want to say “yes”.

A. right and left    B. fast and slow

C. hard and easy    D. up and down

2.If people want to say __________ ,they may shake their heads.

A. “no”    B. “yes”

C. “words”    D. “OK”

3.If you can,t __________ ,you may talk with the help of gestures.

A. write and read    B. say or sing

C. hear and speak    D. go or come

 

Today there are policemen everywhere, but in 1700, London had no policemen at all. A few old men used to protect the city streets at night and they were not paid.

About 300 years ago, London was starting to get bigger and more and more people began to live there. The city was very dirty and many people were poor. There were so many thieves who stole money in the streets that people stayed in their homes as much as possible.

In 1750,Henry Fielding started to pay a group of people to stop thieves. They were like policemen and were called “Bow Street Runners” because they worked near Bow Street.

Fifty years later, there were 120 “Bow Street Runners”, but London had become very big and needed more policemen. So in 1829 , the first Metropolitan(or London)Police Force was started with 3,000 officers. Most of the men worked on foot, but a few rode horses. Until 1920 all the police in London were men.

Today, London police are quite well paid and for the few police officers who still ride horses, the pay is even better than for the others.

1.In 1700, the men who protected the streets were paid __________ .

A. a few    B. nothing

C. a little    D. a lot

2.About 300 years ago, many people __________.

A. wanted to leave London    B. had big houses in London

C. became policemen    D. came to live in London

3.People didn’t leave their houses because __________ .

A. they had no money    B. they were afraid of losing money

C. the city was not clean    D. they liked homes

 

阅读下面短文,根据其内容写一篇60词左右的内容概要。

With limited space for parks and gardens, architects and city planners often find it challenging to include greenery in neighborhoods in cities. One creative solution is to grow plants on unused areas like walls and rooftops. It’s a popular idea, and now rooftop gardens and green walls have been sprouting up(大量冒出) in cities around the world.

There are many benefits of having green spaces to the urban landscape. Adding gardens to rooftops or walls can create a pleasant environment — what was once a gray cement(水泥) wall can become a colorful, blooming garden. The CaxiaForum art gallery in Madrid, Spain, is a famous example — one of its walls is covered with 15,000 plants from over 250 different species. In other cities, green walls are being used more functionally, to cover up construction sites and empty buildings and to decorate the lobbies of office buildings.

Using plants to cover walls and rooftops can also keep cities cooler in the summer. Buildings and roads absorb the sun’s heat and hold it, causing a building or neighborhood to stay warmer longer. Plants, on the other hand, provide an enormous amount of shade. There is evidence that growing a roof or wall garden can lower a building’s energy costs.

In New York City, public schools plant rooftop gardens that can reduce heating and cooling costs. In addition to saving the school money, teachers and parents love the gardens because of their educational value — it’s a fun and healthy way for their kids to investigate the world around them. “For the children, it’s exciting when you grow something edible(可食用的),” said Lauren Fontana, principal of a New York public school.

Rooftop gardens and green walls may require a bit more effort to grow and maintain. However, hard work always brings rewards, and with green spaces, the rewards are plentiful.

 

假定你是李华,一位热衷中国文化的美国朋友James来信想了解你最近参加的一次校园“诗词大会”(Poetry Conference)活动。请用英文给他写一封回信,内容包括:

活动目的 (走进中国诗词,感受传统文化……)

活动内容 (诗歌诵读、古诗词欣赏……)

活动体验 (……)

注意:

词数80左右;

可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

 

Itzhak Perlman, a famous violinist, came on stage to give a concert. He was stricken with polio(小儿麻痹症)as a child, so getting on stage is no small 1. (achieve).

The audience sat quietly while he made his way across the stage 2. his chair and began his play. But this time, 3. went wrong. Just as he finished the first part, one of the strings on his violin 4.(break). We thought that he would have to stop the concert. But he didn’t. 5., he waited a moment, closed his eyes and then signaled the conductor to begin again.

6. (power) and pure, his performance attracted all the attention.

Of course, anyone believes 7. impossible to play a harmonious work with just three strings. I know that, and you know that, but that night Itzhak Perlman refused 8. (know) that.

When he finished, people rose and cheered.

9. (smile), he wiped the sweat and said, “You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with 10. you have left.”

 

I was on a plane returning home to Dallas, Texas after completing my duty in Vietnam. There were no hometown parades for us veterans (退役老兵) from that _________ war and I had been warned about the unfriendliness from our countrymen at that time. _________, I was just trying to get home without incident.

I sat, in uniform, in a window seat, _________ eye contact with my fellow passengers. No one was sitting in the seat next to me, which _________ my loneliness. A little girl, not more than 10 years old, suddenly _________ in the passage. She smiled and, without a word,_________ handed me a magazine. I accepted her _________ together with her quiet “welcome home”. I turned to the window and wept. Her small _________ of caring was the first I had _________ in a long time.

I believe in the __________ between strangers when we reach out to one another.

Today, that young girl __________ has no memory of what happened years ago. I like to think of her as having grown up, continuing to __________ others and teaching her children to do the same. I know she might have been told to give me the “__________” by her parents. It doesn’t matter why she gave me the magazine. The __________ thing is she did.

From then on, I have followed her __________ and tried, in different ways for __________people, to do the same for them. I know that my __________ since then are all due to that little girl. Her offer of a magazine to a tired, scared and __________ soldier has echoed throughout my __________. I have to believe that my small gestures have the same __________ on others.

1.A. fair    B. great    C. unpopular    D. unexpected

2.A. However    B. Therefore    C. Besides    D. Meanwhile

3.A. making    B. keeping    C. reducing    D. avoiding

4.A. resulted from    B. accounted for    C. contributed to    D. added to

5.A. screamed    B. appeared    C. jumped    D. waved

6.A. anxiously    B. casually    C. shyly    D. unconsciously

7.A. admiring    B. offering    C. apology    D. invitation

8.A. gesture    B. discussion    C. idea    D. exchange

9.A. predicted    B. imagined    C. experienced    D. evaluated

10.A. coincidence    B. connection    C. conflict    D. conversation

11.A. ridiculously    B. surprisingly    C. undoubtedly    D. unfortunately

12.A. panic    B. tease    C. touch    D. judge

13.A. gift    B. lesson    C. reminder    D. reward

14.A. important    B. unusual    C. appropriate    D. concrete

15.A. advice    B. dream    C. example    D. requirement

16.A. old    B. wounded    C. homeless    D. different

17.A. worries    B. attempts    C. puzzles    D. emotions

18.A. unfit    B. tough    C. lonely    D. desperate

19.A. life    B. duty    C. career    D. journey

20.A. stress    B. effect    C. threat    D. consequence

 

Curiosity is an important characteristic of a genius. I don’t think you can find an intellectual giant who is not a curious person. Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, they are all curious characters. Richard Feynman was especially known for his adventures which came from his curiosity. 1. Here are four reasons:

It makes your mind active and strong.

2. Their minds are always active. Since the mind is like a muscle which becomes stronger through continual exercise, the mental exercise caused by curiosity makes your mind stronger and stronger.

It makes your mind observant of new ideas.

When you are curious about something, your mind expects new ideas related to it. When the ideas come they will soon be recognized. 3. This is because your mind is not prepared to recognize them. Just think, how many great ideas may have lost due to lack of curiosity?

4.

By being curious you will be able to see something new that is normally not visible. They are hidden behind the surface of normal life, and it takes a curious mind to look beneath the surface and discover the unknown.

It brings excitement into your life.

The life of curious people is far from boring. It’s neither dull nor routine. There are always new things that attract their attention and there are always new “toys” to play with.5.

A. So is curiosity that important?

B. But why is curiosity so important?

C. It leads you to a new and exciting life.

D. It opens up new worlds and possibilities.

E. Curious people always ask questions and search for answers.

F. Rather than get bored, curious people have an adventurous life.

G. Without curiosity, the ideas may pass right in front of you and yet you miss them.

 

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