Need a Job This Summer?
The provincial government and its partners offer many programs to help students find summer jobs. The deadlines and what you need to apply depend on the program.
Not a student? Go to the government website to learn about programs and online tools available to help people under 30 build skills, find a job or start businesses all year round.
Jobs for Youth
If you are a teenager living in certain parts of the province, you could be eligible（符合条件）for this program, which provides eight weeks of paid employment along with training.
Who is eligible: Youth 15—18 years old in select communities（社区）.
Summer Company provides students with hands-on business training and awards of up to $3,000 to start and run their own summer businesses.
Who is eligible: Students aged 15—29, returning to school in the fall.
Stewardship Youth Ranger Program
You could apply to be a Stewardship Youth Ranger and work on local natural resource management projects for eight weeks this summer.
Who is eligible: Students aged 16 or 17 at time of hire, but not turning 18 before December 31 this year.
Summer Employment Opportunities（机会）
Through the Summer Employment Opportunities program, students are hired each year in a variety of summer positions across the Provincial Public Service, its related agencies and community groups.
Who is eligible: Students aged 15 or older. Some positions require students to be 15 to 24 or up to 29 for persons with a disability.
21. What is special about Summer Company?
AIt requires no training before employment.
BIt provides awards for running new businesses.
CIt allows one to work in the natural environment.
DIt offers more summer job opportunities.
22. What is the age range required by Stewardship Youth Ranger Program?
23. Which program favors the disabled?
AJobs for Youth.
CStewardship Youth Ranger Program.
DSummer Employment Opportunities.
For Canaan Elementary’s second grade in Patchogue, N.Y.，today is speech day, and right now it’s Chris Palaez’s turn. The 8-year-old is the joker of the class. With shining dark eyes, he seems like the kind of kid who would enjoy public speaking.
But he’s nervous.＂I’m here to tell you today why you should … should…＂Chris trips on the＂-ld,＂a pronunciation difficulty for many non-native English speakers. His teacher, Thomas Whaley, is next to him, whispering support.＂…Vote for …me …＂Except for somestumbles, Chris is doing amazingly well. When he brings his speech to a nice conclusion, Whaley invites the rest of the class to praise him.
A son of immigrants, Chris started learning English a little over three years ago. Whaley recalls（回想起）how at the beginning of the year, when called upon to read, Chris would excuse himself to go to the bathroom.
Learning English as a second language can be a painful experience. What you need is a great teacher who lets you make mistakes. ＂It takes a lot for any student,＂ Whaley explains, ＂especially for a student who is learning English as their new language, to feel confident enough to say, ‘I don’t know，but I want to know.’＂
Whaley got the idea of this second-grade presidential campaign project when he asked the children one day to raise their hands if they thought they could never be a president. The answer broke his heart. Whaley says the project is about more than just learning to read and speak in public. He wants these kids to learn to boast（夸耀）about themselves.
＂Boasting about yourself, and your best qualities,＂ Whaley says, ＂is very difficult for a child who came into the classroom not feeling confident.＂
24. What made Chris nervous？
ATelling a story.
BMaking a speech.
CTaking a test.
DAnswering a question.
25. What does the underlined word ＂stumbles＂ in paragraph 2 refer to?
26. We can infer that the purpose of Whaley’s project is to _________.
Ahelp students see their own strengths
Bassess students’ public speaking skills
Cprepare students for their future jobs
Dinspire students’ love for politics
27. Which of the following best describes Whaley as a teacher?
As data and identity theft becomes more and more common, the market is growing for biometric（生物测量）technologies—like fingerprint scans—to keep others out of private e-spaces. At present, these technologies are still expensive, though.
Researchers from Georgia Tech say that they have come up with a low-cost device（装置）that gets around this problem: a smart keyboard. This smart keyboard precisely measures the cadence（节奏）with which one types and the pressure fingers apply to each key. The keyboard could offer a strong layer of security by analyzing things like the force of a user’s typing and the time between key presses. These patterns are unique to each person. Thus, the keyboard can determine people’s identities, and by extension, whether they should be given access to the computer it’s connected to — regardless of whether someone gets the password right.
It also doesn’t require a new type of technology that people aren’t already familiar with. Everybody uses a keyboard and everybody types differently.
In a study describing the technology, the researchers had 100 volunteers type the word ＂touch＂four times using the smart keyboard. Data collected from the device could be used to recognize different participants based on how they typed, with very low error rates. The researchers say that the keyboard should be pretty straightforward to commercialize and is mostly made of inexpensive, plastic-like parts. The team hopes to make it to market in the near future.
28. Why do the researchers develop the smart keyboard?
ATo reduce pressure on keys.
BTo improve accuracy in typing
CTo replace the password system.
DTo cut the cost of e-space protection.
29. What makes the invention of the smart keyboard possible?
AComputers are much easier to operate.
BFingerprint scanning techniques develop fast.
CTyping patterns vary from person to person.
DData security measures are guaranteed.
30. What do the researchers expect of the smart keyboard?
AIt’ll be environment-friendly.
BIt’ll reach consumers soon.
CIt’ll be made of plastics.
DIt’ll help speed up typing.
31. Where is this text most likely from?
During the rosy years of elementary school（小学）, I enjoyed sharing my dolls and jokes, which allowed me to keep my high social status. I was the queen of the playground. Then came my tweens and teens, and mean girls and cool kids. They rose in the ranks not by being friendly but by smoking cigarettes, breaking rules and playing jokes on others, among whom I soon found myself.
Popularity is a well-explored subject in social psychology. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of clinical psychology sorts the popular into two categories: the likable and the status seekers. The likables’ plays-well-with-others qualities strengthen schoolyard friendships, jump-start interpersonal skills and, when tapped early, are employed ever after in life and work. Then there’s the kind of popularity that appears in adolescence: status born of power and even dishonorable behavior.
Enviable as the cool kids may have seemed, Dr. Prinstein’s studies show unpleasant consequences. Those who were highest in status in high school, as well as those least liked in elementary school, are ＂most likely to engage（从事）in dangerous and risky behavior.＂
In one study, Dr. Prinstein examined the two types of popularity in 235 adolescents, scoring the least liked, the most liked and the highest in status based on student surveys（调查研究）. ＂We found that the least well-liked teens had become more aggressive over time toward their classmates. But so had those who were high in status. It clearly showed that while likability can lead to healthy adjustment, high status has just the opposite effect on us."
Dr. Prinstein has also found that the qualities that made the neighbors want you on a play date-sharing, kindness, openness — carry over to later years and make you better able to relate and connect with others.
In analyzing his and other research，Dr. Prinstein came to another conclusion: Not only is likability related to positive life outcomes, but it is also responsible for those outcomes, too. "Being liked creates opportunities for learning and for new kinds of life experiences that help somebody gain an advantage, ＂ he said.
32. What sort of girl was the author in her early years of elementary school?
33.What is the second paragraph mainly about？
AThe classification of the popular.
BThe characteristics of adolescents.
CThe importance of interpersonal skills.
DThe causes of dishonorable behavior.
34. What did Dr. Prinstein’s study find about the most liked kids?
AThey appeared to be aggressive.
BThey tended to be more adaptable.
CThey enjoyed the highest status.
DThey performed well academically.
35. What is the best title for the text?
ABe Nice—You Won’t Finish Last
BThe Higher the Status, the Better
CBe the Best—You Can Make It
DMore Self-Control, Less Aggressiveness
Is Fresh Air Really Good for You?
We all grew up hearing people tell us to ＂go out and get some fresh air＂ . 36 According to recent studies, the answer is abig YES, if the air quality in your camping area is good.
37 If the air you’re breathingis clean — which it would be if you’re away from the smogof cities — then the air is filled with life-giving, energizingoxygen. If you exercise out of doors, your body will learn to breathe moredeeply, allowing even more oxygen to get to your muscles（肌肉）and your brain.
Recently, people have begun studying the connection between thenatural world and healing（治愈）. 38In these places patients cango to be near nature during their recovery. It turns out that just looking atgreen, growing things can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and put peopleinto a better mood（情绪）. Greenery is good for us. Hospital patients who see tree branchesout their window are likely to recover at a faster rate than patients who seebuildings or sky instead. 39 It gives us a great feeling of peace.
40 While the sun’s rays can age and harm our skin, they also give usbeneficial Vitamin D. To make sure you get enough Vitamin D — but still protect your skin — put on sunscreen right as you head outside. It takes sunscreenabout fifteen minutes to start working, and that’s plenty of time for your skinto absorb a day’s worth of Vitamin D.
A. Fresh air cleans our lungs.
B. So what are you waiting for?
C. Being in nature refreshes us.
D. Another side benefit of getting fresh air is sunlight.
E. But is fresh air really as good for you as your mother alwayssaid?
F. Just as importantly, we tend to associate fresh air with healthcare.
G. All across the country, recovery centers have begun buildingHealing Gardens.
Every year about 40,000 people attempt to climbKilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. They 41 with them lots of waste. The 42 might damage the beauty of the place. The glaciers（冰川）are disappearing, changing the 43 of Kilimanjaro.
Hearing these stories, I’m 44 about the place — other destinations are described as ＂purer＂ natural experiences.
However, I soon 45 that much has changed since the days ofdisturbing reports of 46 amongtons of rubbish. I find a 47 mountain,with toilets at camps and along the paths. The environmental challenges are 48 but the efforts made by the Tanzania NationalPark Authority seem to be 49 .
The best of a Kilimanjaro 50 ,in my opinion, isn’t reaching the top. Mountains are 51 as spiritual places by many cultures. This 52 is especially evident on Kilimanjaro as 53 go through five ecosystems（生态系统）in the space of a few kilometers. At the base is a rainforest. It endsabruptly at 3, 000 meters, 54 landsof low growing plants. Further up, the weather 55 — low clouds envelope the mountainsides, which are covered with thickgrass. I 56 twelveshades of green from where I stand. Above 4, 000 meters is the highland 57 :gravel（砾石）, stones and rocks. 58 you climb into an arctic-like zone with 59 snow and the glaciers that may soon disappear.
Does Kilimanjaro 60 its reputation as a crowded mountain withlines of tourists ruining the atmosphere of peace? I found the opposite to betrue.
41. A. keep B. mix C. connect D.bring
42. A. stories B.buildings C. crowds D.reporters
43. A. position B.age C. face D. name
44. A. silent B. skeptical C. serious D. crazy
45. A. discover B. argue C. decide D.advocate
46. A. equipment B.grass C. camps D.stones
47. A. remote B.quiet C. all D.clean
48. A. new B. special C.significant D. necessary
49. A. paying off B.spreading out C. blowing up D.fading away
50. A. atmosphere B. experience C.experiment D. sight
51. A. studied B. observed C.explored D. regarded
52. A. view B. quality C. reason D.purpose
53. A. scientists B. climbers C. locals D.officials
54. A. holding on to B. going back to C. living up to D. giving way to
55. A. changes B. clears C. improves D.permits
56. A. match B.imagine C. count D.add
57. A. village B.desert C. road D. lake
58. A. Obviously B.Easily C. Consequently D.Finally
59. A. permanent B.little C. fresh D. artificial
60. A. enjoy B.deserve C. save D. acquire
The polar bear is found in the Arctic Circle and some bigland masses as far south as Newfoundland. While they are rare north of 88°, thereis evidence 61 theyrange all the way across the Arctic, and as far south as James Bay in Canada. Itis difficult to figure out a global population of polar bears as much of the rangehas been 62 (poor) studied; however, biologists calculatethat there are about 20,000-25,000 polar bears worldwide.
Modern methods 63 tracking polar bear populations have been employedonly since the mid-1980s, and are expensive 64 (perform) consistently over a large area. In recentyears some Inuit people in Nunavut 65 (report) increases in bear sightings aroundhuman settlements, leading to a 66 (believe) that populations are increasing. Scientistshave responded by 67 (note) that hungry bears may be congregating(聚集)around human settlements, leading to the illusion(错觉) thatpopulations are 68 (high) than they actually are. Of 69 nineteenrecognized polar bear subpopulations, three are declining, six 70 (be) stable, one is increasing, and nine lackenough data.
I became interesting in playing football thanks to asmall accident. One afternoon where I was in primary school, I was walking bythe school playground. Suddenly football feel just in front of me but almosthit me. I stopped the ball and kicked it hardly back to the playground. Toeveryone`s surprising, the ball went into the net. All the football player onthe playground cheered loudly, say that I had a talent for football. From nowon, I started to play my football with classmates after school. I am a goodplayer now.
61. that 62. poorly 63. of/for 64. to perform 65. have reported 66. belief 67. noting 68. higher 69. the 70. are
1. Where are the speakers?
AAt a swimming pool.
BIn a clothing shop.
CAt a school lab.
2. What will Tom do next?
ATurn down the music.
BPostpone the show.
3. What is the woman busy doing?
AWorking on a paper.
BTidying up the office.
COrganizing a party.
4. When will Henry start his vacation?
CAt the end of August.
5. What does Donna offer to do for Bill?
ABook a flight for him.
BDrive him to the airport.
CHelp him park the car.
6. Why does Pete call Lucy?
ATo say that he’ll be late.
BTo tell her about his work.
CTo invite her to dinner.
7. When is Pete going to see Lucy?
AAt 6:00 pm.
BAt 6:45 pm.
CAt 8:00 pm.
8.Why does Cathy want to quit her job？
AShe’ll join another firm.
BShe’ll run her own business.
CShe’s fed up with it.
9. What is Mark’s attitude towards Cathy’s decision?
10. What might Cathy do for the present company?
AApply for a project.
BTrain a new person.
CRecommend an engineer.
11. How did the man feel about his performance today?
BA bit dissatisfied.
12. What did the man say helped him overcome the problem?
13. What is the woman doing?
AConducting an interview.
BHolding a press conference.
CHosting a ceremony.
14.What is next to the apartment building？
CA grocery store.
15.Which is included in the rent？
16.What does the woman think of the apartment？
AIt’s quite large.
BIt’s well furnished.
CIt’s worth the money.
17. Where is Jeff from？
18.Where do young men go to watch big games according to Jeff？
19.Why does Jeff have to pick a team to support？
ATo avoid being bothered.
BTo open a conversation.
CTo earn respect from others.
20.What does Jeff mainly talk about？
AEngland’s moment of success.
BEnglish flag as a symbol of hope.
CEngland’s all-time favourite sport.
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21. What would you do get ticker information?
ACall 13 16 17
BVisit translink .com.au.
CAsk at the local station.
DCheck the train schedule.
22. At which station can you find the lost property office?
23. Which train would you take if you go from Central to Varsity Lakes?
Returning to a book you’ve read many times can feel like drinks with an old friend.There’s a welcomefamiliarity — but also sometimes a slight suspicion that time has changedyou both, and thus the relationship. But books don’t change,people do.And that’s whatmakes the act of rereading so rich and transformative.
The beauty of rereading lies in the idea that our bond with the work is based on ourpresent mental register. It’s true, the older I get, the more I feel time has wings. But withreading, it’s all about the present. It’s about the now and what one contributes to the now,because reading is a give and take between author and reader. Each has to pull their ownweight.
There are three books I reread annually The first, which I take to reading every spring isEmest Hemningway’s A Moveable Feast. Published in 19xx, it’s his classic memoir of 1920s Paris.The language is almost intoxicating (令人陶醉的)，an aging writer looking back on an ambitiousyet simpler time. Another is Annie Dillard’s Holy the Firm, her poetic 1975 ramble (随笔)about everything and nothing. The third book is Julio Cortazar’s Save Twilight: SelectedPoems, because poetry. And because Cortazar.
While I tend to buy a lot of books, these three were given to me as gifs, which mightadd to the meaning I attach to them. But I imagine that, while money is indeed wonderful andnecessary, rereading an author’s work is the highestcurrencya reader can pay them. The bestbooks are the ones that open further as time passes. But remember, it’s you that has to growand read and reread in order to better understand your friends.
24. Why does the author like rereading?
AIt evaluates the writer-reader relationship.
BIt’s a window to a whole new world.
CIt’s a substitute for drinking with a friend.
DIt extends the understanding of oneself.
25. What do we know about the book A Moveable Feas!?
AIt’s a brief account of a trip.
BIt’s about Hemingway’s life as a young man.
CIt’s a record of a historic event.
DIt’s about Hemingway’s friends in Paris.
26. What does the underlined word＂currency＂ in paragraph 4 refer to?
27. What can we infer about the author from the text?
AHe loves poetry.
BHe’s an editor.
CHe’s very ambitious.
DHe teaches reading.
Race walking shares many fitness benefits with running, research shows, while most likely contributing to fewer injuries. It does, however, have its own problem.
Race walkers are conditioned athletes. The longest track and field event at the Summer Olympics is the 50-kilometer race walk, which is about five miles longer than the marathon. But the sport’s rules require that a race walker’s knees stay straight through most of the leg swing and one foot remain in contact (接触) with the ground at all times. It’s this strange form that makes race walking such an attractive activity, however, says Jaclyn Norberg, an assistant professor of exercise science at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.
Like running, race walking is physically demanding, she says, According to most calculations, race walkers moving at a pace of six miles per hour would burn about 800 calories(卡路里) per hour, which is approximately twice as many as they would burn walking, although fewer than running, which would probably burn about 1,000 or more calories per hour.
However, race walking does not pound the body as much as running does, Dr. Norberg says. According to her research, runners hit the ground with as much as four times their body weight per step, while race walkers, who do not leave the ground, create only about 1.4 times their body weight with each step.
As a result, she says, some of the injuries associated with running, such as runner’s knee, are uncommon among race walkers. But the sport’s strange form does place considerable stress on the ankles and hips, so people with a history of such injuries might want to be cautious in adopting the sport. In fact, anyone wishing to try race walking should probably first consult a coach or experienced racer to learn proper technique, she says. It takes some practice.
28. Why are race walkers conditioned athletes?
AThey must run long distances.
BThey are qualified for the marathon.
CThey have to follow special rules.
DThey are good at swinging their legs.
29. What advantage does race walking have over running?
AIt’s more popular at the Olympics.
BIt’s less challenging physically.
CIt’s more effective in body building.
DIt’s less likely to cause knee injuries.
30 What is Dr. Norberg’s suggestion for someone trying race walking?
AGetting experts’ opinions.
BHaving a medical checkup.
CHiring an experienced coach.
DDoing regular exercises.
31.Which word best describes the author’s attitude to race walking?
The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific research.Recent studies have found positive effects. A study conducted in Youngstown，Ohio，for example, discovered that greener areas of the city experienced less crime. In another，employees were shown to be 15% more productive when their workplaces were decorated with houseplants.
The engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology（MIT）have taken it a step further changing the actual composition of plants in order to get them to perform diverse，even unusual functions. These include plants that have sensors printed onto their leaves to show when they’re short of water and a plant that can detect harmful chemicals in groundwater. ＂We’re thinking about how we can engineer plants to replace functions of the things that we use every day,＂explained Michael Strano, a professor of chemical engineering at MIT.
One of his latest projects has been to make plants grow（发光）in experiments using some common vegetables. Strano’s team found that they could create a faint light for three-and-a-half hours. The light，about one-thousandth of the amount needed to read by，is just a start. The technology, Strano said, could one day be used to light the rooms or even to turn tree into self-powered street lamps.
in the future，the team hopes to develop a version of the technology that can be sprayed onto plant leaves in a one-off treatment that would last the plant’s lifetime. The engineers are also trying to develop an on and off＂switch＂where the glow would fade when exposed to daylight.
Lighting accounts for about 7% of the total electricity consumed in the US. Since lighting is often far removed from the power source（电源）—such as the distance from a power plant to street lamps on a remote highway-a lot of energy is lost during transmission（传输）.
Glowing plants could reduce this distance and therefore help save energy.
32. What is the first paragraph mainly about?
AA new study of different plants.
BA big fall in crime rates.
CEmployees from various workplaces.
DBenefits from green plants.
33. What is the function of the sensors printed on plant leaves by MIT engineer?
ATo detect plants’ lack of water
BTo change compositions of plants
CTo make the life of plants longer.
DTo test chemicals in plants.
34. What can we expect of the glowing plants in the future?
AThey will speed up energy production.
BThey may transmit electricity to the home.
CThey might help reduce energy consumption.
DThey could take the place of power plants.
35. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
ACan we grow more glowing plants?
BHow do we live with glowing plants?
CCould glowing plants replace lamps?
DHow are glowing plants made pollution-free?
A Few Tips for Self-Acceptance
We all want it to accept and love ourselves. But at times it seems too difficult and too far out of reach.36Here’s a handful of ways that will set you in the right direction.
● 37Do not follow the people who make you feel not-good-enough. Why do you follow them? Are you hoping that eventually you will feel empowered because your life is better than theirs? Know that your life is your own;you are the only you in this world.
●Forgive yourself for mistakes that you have made. We are often ashamed of our shortcomings, our mistakes and our failures. 38You will make mistakes, time and time again. Rather than getting caught up in how you could have done better, why not offer yourself a compassionate (有同情心) response? ＂That didn’t go as planned. But, I tried my best.＂
●Recognize all of your strengths. Write them down in a journal. Begin to train your brain to look at strength before weakness. List all of your accomplishments and achievements. You have a job, earned your degree, and you got out of bed today. 39
●Now that you’ve listed your strengths, list your imperfections. Turn the page in your journal. Put into words why you feel unworthy, why you don’t feel good enough. Now, read these words back to yourself.40Turn to a page in your journal to your list of strengths and achievements. See how awesome you are?
AFeeling upset again?
BWhere do you start?
CNothing is too small to celebrate.
DRemember, you are only human.
ESet an intention for self-acceptance.
FStop comparing yourself with others.
GWhen does the comparison game start?
Since our twins began learning to walk, my wife and I have kept telling them that our sliding glass door is just a window. The41is obvious. If we42it is a door, they’ll want to go outside43.It will drive us crazy. The kids apparentlyknowthe44. But our insisting it’s45a window has kept them from46millions of requests to open the door.
I hate lying to the kids. One day they’ll47and discover that everything they’ve always known about windows is a48.I wonder if49should always tell the truth no matter the50. I have a very strong51that the lie we’re telling is doing52damage to our children. Windows and doors have53metaphorical（比喻） meanings. I’m telling them they can’t open what they absolutely know is a door. What if later in54they come to a metaphorical door, like an opportunity（机会） of some sort, and55opening the door and taking the opportunity, they just56it and wonder, ＂What if it isn’t a door?＂ That is, ＂What if it isn’t a57opportunity?＂
Maybe it’s an unreasonable fear. But the58is that I shouldn’t lie to my kids. I should just59repeatedly having to say, ＂No. We can’t go outside now.＂ Then when they come to other doors in life, be they real or metaphorical, they won’t60to open them and walk through.
41. A. relief B. target C. reason D. case
42. A. admit B. believe C mean D. realize
43. A. gradually B. constantly C. temporarily D. casually
44. A. result B. danger C. method D. truth
45. A. merely B. slightly C. hardly D. partly
46. A. reviewing B. approving C. receiving D. attempting
47. A. win out B. give up C. wake up D. stand out
48. A. dream B. lie C. fantasy D. fact
49. A. parents B. twins C. colleagues D. teachers
50. A. restrictions B. explanations C. differences D. consequences
51. A. demand B. fear C. desire D. doubt
52. A. physical B. biological C. spiritual D. behavioral
53. A traditional B. important C. double D. original
54. A. life B. time C. reply D. history
55. A. by comparison with B. in addition to C. regardless of D. instead of
56. A. get hold of B. stare at C. knock on D. make use of
57. A real B. Typical C. similar D. limited
58. A. safety rule B. comfort zone C. bottom line D. top secret
59. A. delay B. regret C. enjoy D. accept
60. A. hurry B. decide C. hesitate D. intend
China has become the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The unmanned Chang’e-4 probe (探测器) - the name was inspired by an ancient Chinese moon goddess(touch) down last week in the South Pole-Aitken basin. Landing on the moon’s far side is(extreme) challenging. Because the moon’s body blocks direct radio communication with a probe, China first had to put a satellite in orbit above the moon in a spotit could send signals to the spacecraft and to Earth. The far side of the moon is of particular(interesting) to scientists because it has a lot of deep craters (环形山)， more sothe familiar near side. Chinese researchers hope to use the instruments onboard Chang’e-4(find) and study areas of the South Pole-Aitken basin. ＂This really excites scientists,＂ Carle Pieters, a scientist at Brown University, says, ＂because it(mean) we have the chance to obtain information about how the moon(construct)＂ Data about the moon’s composition, such as howice and other treasures it contains, could help China decide whether(it) plans for a future lunar (月球的) base are practical.
Today I tried cooking a simply dish myself. I likeeating frying tomatoes with eggs, and I thought it must to be easy to cook. Mymom told me how to preparing it. First I cut the tomatoes into pieces but putthem aside. Next I broke the eggs into abowl and beat them quickly with chopstick. After that I poured oil into a panand turned off the stove， I waited patiently unless theoil was hot. Then I put the tomatoes andthe beaten eggs into pan together. ＂Not that way，＂ my mom tried to stop us butfailed. She was right. It didn’t tum out as I had wished.
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Today I tried cooking a 【simple】 dish myself. I like eating 【fried】 tomatoes with eggs, and I thought itmust to be easy to cook. Mymom told me how to 【prepare】it. First I cut the tomatoes into pieces 【and】 put them aside. Next I brokethe eggs into a bowl and beat them quickly with 【chopsticks】. After that I poured oil into a pan and turned 【on】 the stove， Iwaited patiently 【until/till】the oil was hot. Then I put the tomatoesand the beaten eggs into 【the】pan together. ＂Notthat way，＂ my mom tried to stop 【me】 but failed. She was right. It didn’t tum out as I had wished.
Rome can be pricey for travelers, which is why many choose to stay in a hostel ( 旅 社 ). The hostels in Rome offer a bed in a dorm room for around $25 a night, and for that, you’ll often get to stay in a central location (位置) with security and comfort.
If I had to make just one recommendation for where to stay in Rome, it would be Yellow Hostel. It’s one of the best-rated hostels in the city, and for good reason. It’s affordable, and it’s got a fun atmosphere without being too noisy. As an added bonus, it’s close to the main train station.
Hostel Alessandro Palace
If you love social hostels, this is the best hostel for you in Rome. Hostel Alessandro Palace is fun. Staff members hold plenty of bar events for guests like free shots, bar crawls and karaoke. There’s also an area on the rooftop for hanging out with other travelers during the summer.
Youth Station Hostel
If you’re looking for cleanliness and a modern hostel, look no further than Youth Station. It offers beautiful furnishings and beds. There are plenty of other benefits, too; it doesn’t charge city tax; it has both air conditioning and a heater for the rooms; it also has free Wi-Fi in every room.
Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes
Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes is located just a 10-minute walk from the central city station and it’s close to all of the city’s main attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful, providing you with a map of the city when you arrive, and offering advice if you require some. However, you need to pay 2 euros a day for Wi-Fi.
21.What is probably the major concern of travelers who choose to stay in a hostel?
22.Which hotel best suits people who enjoy an active social life?
BHostel Alessandro Palace.
CYouth Station Hostel.
DHotel and Hostel Des Artistes.
23.What is the disadvantage of Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes?
AIt gets noisy at night.
BIts staff is too talkative.
CIt charges for Wi-Fi.
DIt’s inconveniently located.
By day, Robert Titterton is a lawyer. In his spare time though he goes.
on stage beside pianist Maria Raspopova — not as a musician but as her page turner. “I’m not a trained musician, but I’ve learnt to read music so I can help Maria in her performance.”
Mr Titterton is chairman of the Omega Ensemble but has been the group’s official page turner for the past four years. His job is to sit beside the pianist and turn the pages of the score so the musician doesn’t have to break the flow of sound by doing it themselves. He said he became just as nervous as those playing instruments on stage.
“A lot of skills are needed for the job. You have to make sure you don’t turn two pages at once and make sure you find the repeats in the music when you have to go back to the right spot.” Mr Titterton explained.
Being a page turner requires plenty of practice. Some pieces of music can go for 40 minutes and require up to 50 page turns, including back turns for repeat passages. Silent onstage communication is key, and each pianist has their own style of “nodding” to indicate a page turn which they need to practise with their page turner.
But like all performances, there are moments when things go wrong. “I was turning the page to get ready for the next page, but the draft wind from the turn caused the spare pages to fall off the stand,” Mr Titterton said, “Luckily I was able to catch them and put them back.”
Most page turners are piano students or up-and-coming concert pianists, although Ms Raspopova has once asked her husband to help her out on stage.
“My husband is the worst page turner,” she laughed. “He’s interested in the music, feeling every note, and I have to say: ‘Turn, turn!’ “Robert is the best page turner I’ve had in my entire life.”
24.What should Titterton be able to do to be a page turner?
BPlay the piano.
DFix the instruments.
25.Which of the following best describes Titterton’s job on stage?
26.What does Titterton need to practise?
ACounting the pages.
BRecognizing the “nodding”.
CCatching falling objects.
DPerforming in his own style.
27.Why is Ms Raspopova’s husband “the worse page turner”?
AHe has very poor eyesight.
BHe ignores the audience.
CHe has no interest in music.
DHe forgets to do his job.
When the explorers first set foot upon the continent of North America, the skies and lands were alive with an astonishing variety of wildlife. Native Americans had taken care of these precious natural resources wisely. Unfortunately, it took the explorers and the settlers who followed only a few decades todecimatea large part of these resources. Millions of waterfowl ( 水 禽 ) were killed at the hands of market hunters and a handful of overly ambitious sportsmen. Millions of acres of wetlands were dried to feed and house the ever-increasing populations, greatly reducing waterfowl habitat (栖息地).
In 1934, with the passage of the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act(Act), an increasingly concerned nation took firm action to stop the destruction of migratory ( 迁徙的) waterfowl and the wetlands so vital to their survival. Under this Act, all waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and over must annually purchase and carry a Federal Duck Stamp. The very first Federal Duck Stamp was designed by J.N. “Ding” Darling, a political cartoonist from Des Moines, lowa, who at that time was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt as Director of the Bureau of Biological Survey. Hunters willingly pay the stamp price to ensure the survival of our natural resources.
About 98 cents of every duck stamp dollar goes directly into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to purchase wetlands and wildlife habitat for inclusion into the National Wildlife Refuge System — a fact that ensures this land will be protected and available for all generations to come. Since 1934, better than half a billion dollars has gone into that Fund to purchase more than 5 million acres of habitat. Little wonder the Federal Duck Stamp Program has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated.
28.What was a cause of the waterfowl population decline in North America?
ALoss of wetlands.
BPopularity of water sports.
CPollution of rivers.
DArrival of other wild animals.
29.What does the underlined word “decimate” mean in the first paragraph?
30.What is a direct result of the Act passed in 1934?
AThe stamp price has gone down.
BThe migratory birds have flown away.
CThe hunters have stopped hunting.
DThe government has collected money.
31.Which of the following is a suitable title for the text?
AThe Federal Duck Stamp Story
BThe National Wildlife Refuge System
CThe Benefits of Saving Waterfowl
DThe History of Migratory Bird Hunting
Popularization has in some cases changed the original meaning of emotional (情感的) intelligence. Many people now misunderstand emotional intelligence as almost everything desirable in a person’s makeup that cannot be measured by an IQ test, such as character, motivation, confidence, mental stability, optimism and “people skills.” Research has shown that emotional skills may contribute to some of these qualities, but most of them move far beyond skill-based emotional intelligence.
We prefer to describe emotional intelligence as a specific set of skills that can be used for either good or bad purposes. The ability to accurately understand how others are feeling may be used by a doctor to find how best to help her patients, while a cheater might use it to control potential victims. Being emotionally intelligent does not necessarily make one a moral person.
Although popular beliefs regarding emotional intelligence run far ahead of what research can reasonably support, the overall effects of the publicity have been more beneficial than harmful. The most positive aspect of this popularization is a new and much needed emphasis (重视) on emotion by employers, educators and others interested in promoting social well-being. The popularization of emotional intelligence has helped both the public and researchers re-evaluate the functionality of emotions and how they serve people adaptively in everyday life.
Although the continuing popular appeal of emotional intelligence is desirable, we hope that such attention will excite a greater interest in the scientific and scholarly study of emotion. It is our hope that in coming decades, advances in science will offer new perspectives ( 视角) from which to study how people manage their lives. Emotional intelligence, with its focus on both head and heart, may serve to point us in the right direction.
32. What is a common misunderstanding of emotional intelligence?
AIt can be measured by an IQ test.
BIt helps to exercise a person’s mind.
CIt includes a set of emotional skills.
DIt refers to a person’s positive qualities.
33.Why does the author mention “doctor” and “cheater” in paragraph 2?
ATo explain a rule.
BTo clarify a concept.
CTo present a fact.
DTo make a prediction.
34.What isthe author’s attitude to the popularization of emotional intelligence?
35.What does the last paragraph mainly talk about concerning emotional intelligence?
AIts appeal to the public.
BExpectations for future studies.
CIts practical application.
DScientists with new perspectives.
My husband and I just spent a week in Paris.36So the first thing we did was rent a fantastically expensive sixth-floor apartment the size of a cupboard. It was so tiny that we had to leave our suitcases in the hallway.
The place wasn’t entirely authentic, though. Unlike a normal Parisian apartment, the plumbing ( 水 管 ) worked.37Our building even had a tiny lift with a female voice that said, “Ouverture des portes,” in perfect French. That is the only French phrase I mastered, and it’s a shame I don’t have much use for it.
Parisians are different from you and me. They never look lazy or untidy. As someone noted in this paper a couple of weeks ago, they eat great food and never gain weight.38French strawberries do not taste likecardboard. Instead, they explode in your mouth like little flavor bombs.
39Onour first morning in Paris, I went around the corner to the food market to pickup some groceries. I bought a handful of perfectly ripe small strawberries anda little sweet melon. My husband and I agreed they were the best fruit we hadever eaten. But they cost $18!
In France, quality of life is much more important thanefficiency (效率).
You can tell thisby caféslife. French cafésare always crowded.40When do these people work? The Frenchtake their 35-hour workweek seriously — so seriously that some labor unionsrecently struck a deal with a group of companies limiting the number of hoursthat independent contractors can be on call.
A.Not all the customers aretourists.
B.The quality of life inFrance is equallyexcellent.
C.There was a nice kitchen anda comfortablebed.
D.The amazing food is mainlyconsumed by local farmers.
E.That’snotthe only reason the French eat less than wedo.
F.Our aim was to see if wecould live, in some way, like realParisians.
G.The food is so delicious that you don’t need much ofit to make you happy.
41.阅读下面短文，从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
My life as a tax-paying employed person began in middle school, when, for three whole days, I worked in a baking factory.
My best friend Betsy’s father was a manager at Hough Bakeries, which, at Easter time, 41little bunny ( 兔 子 ) cakes for all its42throughout Cleveland. It happened that the plant downtown needed eight kids for 43help during our spring break, for which I had no44 beyond listening to my favorite records. I’d 45minimum wage. I’d see how a factory46. My parents thought all of this was a grand idea and called Betsy’s dad with their47.
Our48in the factory were simple: Place cakes on a moving belt. Attach icing (糖霜) ears. Apply icing eyes and nose. 49bunny from the belt. This was50than it sounds.51a bit and the cakes pile up. As I told my parents at dinner that first night, it was all a little more high-pressure than I’d52.
Dad53. The sonof a grocer, he’d spentthe summers of his childhood54food in Benardsville, New Jersey. This wasthe sort of work that made you55the dollars you earned and respect thosewho did the work, he toldme.
41.A. sold B. orderedC. madeD. reserved
42.A. storesB. familiesC. schoolsD. citizens
43.A. generousB. financialC. technicalD. temporary
44.A. plansB. problemsC. excusesD. hobbies
45.A. offerB. earnC. setD. suggest
46.A. worked B. closed C. developed D. survived
47.A. ambition B. permission C. experience D. invitation
48.A. joys B. ideas C. roles D. choices
49.A. SaveB. KeepC. StopD. Remove
50.A. harderB. betterC. longerD. cheaper
51.A. Calm downB. Slow downC. Stay onD. Move on
52.A. indicatedB. witnessedC. expectedD. remembered
53.A. criedB. smiledC. hesitatedD. refused
54.A. tastingB. finding C. sharingD. delivering
55.A. withdrawB. donateC. receiveD. appreciate
56.阅读下面短文，在空白处填入 1 个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。
Going to MountHuangshan reminds me of the popular Beatles’ song“The Long and Winding Road”.56is so breathtakingabout the experience is theout-of-this-world scenes. The rolling sea of clouds you see once you are at thetop will remind you how tiny we57(human)are.
The hot spring at the foot of themountain is something you must try after the climb. It will58(undoubted) help you get refreshed! The amazingthing about the spring is thatthe colder thetemperaturegets, the59 (hot) the spring! Strange, isn’t it? Butthat’s how nature is —always leaving us60(astonish).
What comes nextis the endless series of steps. You can’t help wondering how hard it61(be) for the people then to put all those rocks into place. Though it is theonly unnatural thing on your way up the mountain, still it highlights the wholeadventure62offers a place where you can sit down to rest your63(ache)legs.
As the song goes, this long and windingroad “will never disappear”, and it will always stick in the visitor’smemory. It suredoes in64(I).While you’re inChina, Mount Huangshan is65must tovisit!
AMOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE
The twins were filled with excitementas they thought of the surprise they were planning for Mother’s Day. How pleased and proud Mother would bewhen they brought her breakfast in bed. They planned to make French toast andchicken porridge. They had watched their mother in the kitchen. There wasnothing to it. Jenna and Jeff knew exactly what to do.
The big day came at last. The alarmrang at 6 a.m. The pair went down the stairs quietly to the kitchen. Theydecided to boil the porridge first. They put some rice into a pot of water andleft it to boil while they made the French toast. Jeff broke two eggs into aplate and added in some milk. Jenna found the bread and put two slices into theegg mixture. Next, Jeff turned on the second stove burner to heat up the fryingpan. Everything was going smoothly until Jeff started frying the bread. The panwas too hot and the bread turned black within seconds. Jenna threw the burntpiece into the sink and put in the otherslice of bread. This time, she turned down the fire so it cooked nicely.
shake. The next minute, the porridge boiled over andput out the fire. Jenna panicked. Thankfully, Jeff stayed calm and turned offthe gas quickly. But the stove was a mess now.Jenna told Jeff to clean it up so they could continuetocooktherestoftheporridge.ButJeff’shandtouchedthehotburner and he gave a cry of pain. Jenna made him puthis hand in cold water. Then shecaught the smell of burning. Oh dear! The piece of bread in the pan had turnedblack aswell.
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