On Dec.13, 2014, Nubia Wilson turned 16. But instead of _________ with an exciting Sweet 16 birthday party, the California teen devoted this milestone to ________the lives of orphans in Ethiopia.
Through several summers of volunteer work at an Ethiopia orphanage, Nubia learned firsthand the severe poverty so many children _______. In an email to The Huffington Post, Nubia said that she was _______ struck by the children’s lack of access to _______ — their school only went through the fourth grade.
Over the course of her volunteer work, Nubia became interested in one ________, Hermela. She writes:
Out of the many students in the kindergarten class, Hermela became __________ and attached to me to a point where it was becoming __________ for both of us to leave each other. She is now in the second grade. The thought of Hermela not being able to have her meal and ________ education after the fourth grade became ________ and I knew I had to do something.
That’s when Nubia decided that she didn’t want a traditional Sweet 16.________, she wanted to use the money her parents would have spent on a party to establish _______grade class for Hermela and other kids.
“The money could provide a(n) ________ solution that will serve for many years compared to the one-day ________ of my party,”Nubia wrote to Huffpost Live. In short, I want Hermela to continue _____________.”
After telling friends and family her _____, Nubia set up a(n) ________ page “Keep Hermela Smiling” on CrowdRise. Her ________ will raise funds for the Fregenet Foundation, which funds education and community services in Ethiopia.
So far, Nubia has _________ ＄2,781 of her ＄10,000 goal. Nubia says that her parents have been extremely ________; they’re selling most of their Ethiopian artifacts to help raise funds.
Nubia’s birthday may not have been a party, but it’s truly a celebration.
1.A. communciating B. celebrating C. competing D. compromising
2.A. experiencing B. enjoying C. rescuing D. improving
3.A. concern B. discuss C. face D. describe
4.A. hopefully B. slightly C. particularly D. quietly
5.A. exploration B. education C. experimemt D. entertainment
6.A. teacher B. doctor C. student D. parent
7.A. close B. mean C. funny D. polite
8.A. difficult B. strange C. possible D. boring
9.A. provide B. leave C. receive D. finish
10.A. unimaginable B. unimportant C. unnecessary D. uncomfortable
11.A. Besides B. Instead C. Therefore D. However
12.A. sixth B. fifth C. fourth D. third
13.A. early B. technical C. simple D. lasting
14.A. relief B. pleasure C. honor D. trouble
15.A. yelling B. smiling C. talking D. crying
16.A. belief B. need C. secret D. plan
17.A. question B. devotion C. donation D. appreciation
18.A. story B. school C. campaign D. family
19.A. earned B. borrowed C. raised D. lent
20.A. effective B. supportive C. creative D. sensitive
The world's first subway was built in London in 1863. At the time, the government was looking for a way to reduce traffic problems in the city of London. The poor areas of the city were so crowded with people that it was almost impossible for horse carriages to get through. The city officials were interested in trying to make it possible for workers to live outside of London and travel easily to work each day. If people had a cheap and convenient way that they could depend on to go to and from work, they would relocate their homes outside of the city. This would help ease(减轻) the pressure of too many people living in the poor parts of London. From these problems, the idea of the London Underground, the first subway system, was born.
The plans for building the Underground met with several problems and delays, but the fast track was finally opened in January 1863. A steam train pulled the cars along the fast underground track which was 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) long. About 30,000 people got on the subway the first day. Riders were treated to comfortable seats (standing up while the train was moving was not allowed), and pleasant decorations inside each of the cars. However, the smoke from the engine soon filled the air in the tunnels with ash and soot(煤灰), as well as chemical gases. Fans had to be put in the tunnels later to keep the air clean enough for people to breathe. Even with its problems, riding in the Underground did catch on. It carried 9 million riders in its first year.
1.What led the British government to build the London Underground?
A. Traffic jams and pollution.
B. Population and pollution.
C. Overcrowding and traffic jams.
D. The poverty and subway problems.
2.How did the London Underground solve the smoke problem?
A. It made the tunnels larger.
B. It put fans in the tunnels.
C. It cleaned the chemical gases in the tunnels.
D. It reduced the number of passengers riding in the train.
3.The underlined phrase “catch on” most probably means “ ”.
A. be troublesome
B. become popular and fashionable
C. keep up with
4.Which of the following is TRUE?
A. To relocate the workers' homes outside London, the government built the subway.
B. There were so many problems and delays that in 18th century the first subway opened.
C. The subway greatly eased the pressure of traffic.
D. There were not enough seats for the passengers the first day the subway opened.
I was at the Indian grocery store with my cart totally full to check out. There was an African American man in his1.(sixty) behind me. I told him he could go before me2.he had just two items in his hand, and he was all smiles and added, as if3.(make) fun of me. “Thanks! Why don’t you pay for my stuff too,” and laughed. I felt a little4.(embarrass) and thought that the man had a wonderful sense of humor.
I told the lady at the check out not5.(change) him. I said I would pay for him. He said, “No, no, no, I was just kidding.” And I6.(reply) with a smile, “Yes, yes your wish is heard. Please let me do it!”
As we talked outside, he told me that the Indian herbs(草药)7.he had bought8.(be) for his friend so I should take the money. I said to him, “It is good that it is not for you. Now you can pay it forward to somebody else.” He thanked me and promised he would.
9.(eventual), I went home10.my car full of groceries and my heart full of warmth and kindness.
假如你是李华，是华文中学的学生会主席。为了丰富同学们的业余生活，提高同学们的英语水平，学生会 组织了ー个English club，请你写封邀请信，邀请同学们参加。内容应包括：
1. English club设立的目的；
2. English club要开展的活动；
THYSSEN ELEVATORS is one of the leading elevator companies in the world with more than 120 branch companies around the globe. GUANGDONG THYSSEN ELEVATORS LTD. in Zhongshan produces high-quality elevators. We are offering the following positions ：
● Plant Manager
Excellent Senior Engineer with experience in this field to manage our plant in Zhongshan
● Senior Engineers ( Mechanical and Electrical)
For production and Engineering Department, good command of Internet
● Junior positions
For those who wish for success
● One purchaser(购货员)
Preferably with experience in a mechanical engineering company and international markets
● Cost Accountant(会计)
5 years experience in mechanical factory costing, good knowledge in Office 95, CET level. For these senior level Positions, we expect preferably a university degree or an excellent job Record. 3-5 years of experience on the job and good command of English. If you are ready to work with us, we will offer attractive salary packet and bright future.
GUANDONG THYESSEN ELEVATORS LTD
Zhongshan (5284655 ) Guangdong Province
● University graduate
● Good at English speaking, writing & translating
● Good PC knowledge and typing skill
● Pleasant character with good personal skill
● College or university graduate
● Good command of English and PC operation
● Work experience
(3) Production Trainees
● College or university graduate
● Food engineering/machinery or chemistry
● Good command of English
● 1-2 years experience in food factory
● Leadership ability and PC knowledge
● Polytechnic school(中专) graduate
● Food technology or chemistry
● Knowledge of basic English
● 1-2 years experience in food factory
DONGGUAN NESTLE COMPANY LTD
1.If you don’t know how to use a computer, you had better ask for the position of ________.
A. a secretary in NESTLE
B. a production worker in NESTLE
C. a senior engineer in THYSSEN
D. a cost accountant in THYSSEN
2.From the passage we can learn that ________ .
A. THYSSEN is a successful company with many branches
B. NESTLE is a company only producing chemical products
C. NESTLE asks for good command of English in every position
D. THYSSEN needs a senior sales manager to sell its products in Asia
3.As a graduate from university this year, you can probably get a job as ________.
A. a cost accountant in THYSSEN
B. a purchaser in THYSSEN
C. a secretary in NESTLE
D. an accountant in NESTLE