A musician friend of me once went on an English course during his summer holidays. What he really wants to do was to improve his ability to think and react quick in spoken English. He said speaking a foreign language always made him to feel nervous, even if after three years of study. One of the teacher on the course had very strong views on music, but was not afraid to express them in the lessons. My friend spent most of the class time argue about music with a teacher. When his course finished, he found that his nervousness in English has completely disappeared, and he was speaking far fluently than before.
When you go to St. Petersburg, the number of attractions can seem large. If you are short of time, or just want to make sure to hit the highlights, these are the top must-see sights in St, Petersburg.
● The Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is one of the most important sights to see for any visitor to St. Petersburg. There are lots of different paintings by the old masters in the Hermitage. Prepare to come face-to-face with classic Western artists.
● Kizhi Island
Kizhi Island is an open-air museum of wooden architecture from the Karelia Region of Russia. These impressive structures are made entirely without nails - the wood fits together with joints and grooves (沟槽）.
Peterhof is as beautiful as it is fun. You’ll be charged for admission, but go to Petethof when the fountains are working-during the day in the summer. They are shut off in winter evenings,
● The Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood
Love it or hale it, the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood in St. Petersburg is an enthralling must-see sight. The beautiful look may make y our eyes brighten, and the painting inside the church will make you say “Wow!”
● The Bronze Horseman Statue
The so-called Bronze Horseman is a part of Russian culture and a symbol of St, Petersburg. Made famous by Alexander Pushkin, this statue of Peter the Great sitting on his horse can truly show Peter the Great’s influence on the Russian idea of greatness.
1.If you are interested in paintings, you'd better go to ______
A. Peterhof arid Kizhi Island
B. the Hernatage Museum and Peterhof
C. Kizhi Island and the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood
D. the hermitage Museum and the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood
2.We can learn from the passage that ______
A. visitors can visit Peterhof for free
B. the buildings of Kizhi Island are made of wood
C. the fountains in Peterhof can be seen all year round
D. the largest collection of Russian arts is in the Hermitage Museum
3.The main purpose of the passage is to ______
A. show the wonderful history of Russia
B. persuade artists to study St. Petersburg
C. recommend the famous buildings in Russia
D. introduce the must-see sights in St. Petersburg
, the young man succeeded in accomplishing the task.
A. To his great credit B. Great to his credit
C. To his much credit D. To his greatly credit
Insects (昆虫) are a very healthy food. They have almost as much protein (蛋白质) as meat from a pig or cow and are low in fat. Eating insects is also very good for the environment since they need less land and water than larger animals.
Marcel Dicke, who studies insects, explained in a talk how insects also produce more meat from the food they eat. For example, imagine a farmer feeds a cow 10 pounds of food. Those 10 pounds of food produce about 1 pound of meat for people to eat. However, imagine the farmer gives a certain number of insects 10 pounds of food. Those 10 pounds of food produce 9 pounds of meat for people to eat!
Eating more insects can also help people in poor areas. Many people can raise and sell insects, which can provide jobs and food.
But insects will not replace (替代) animal meat very quickly. First, people in some countries would have to change how they think about eating insects. Many people in North America and Europe eat a lot of meat like beef and pork. But they do not traditionally eat insects. In fact, for many people in the west, eating insects sounds crazy! They believe insects are dirty and dangerous. Insects make them feel uncomfortable.
Some people are trying to deal with this problem. For example, David George Gordon wrote a book named “The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook”, which tries to show people that insects can be delicious. Other insect experts travel around telling people about the benefits (好处) of eating insects. But they still have a lot of work to do.
1.Eating insects _____.
A. is not healthy
B. makes people put on fat
C. helps protect large animals
D. is environmentally friendly
2.The example of Marcel Dicke is given to show _____.
A. the high cost of food production
B. it’s quite easy for farmers to raise insects
C. raising insects is a good choice for farmers
D. the different ways of feeding cows and insects
3.The long way eating insects has to go mainly results from _____.
A. their terrible taste B. people’s old beliefs
C. family traditions D. eating methods
4.We can infer from David and other insect experts that _____.
A. people can make a lot of money from insects
B. insects should be better protected
C. people should eat more insects
D. it’s dangerous to eat insects
Can dogs and cats get along well in the same home? People who are thinking about getting a dog as a friend for their cat are worried that they will fight. A recent research has found that if the cat is taken back home before the dog, and if they are introduced when still young (less than 6 months for cats, a year for dogs), it is highly probable that the two pets will get along swimmingly. In two-thirds of the homes cats and dogs have a good relationship.
However, it wasn’t all sweetness and light. There was a reported coldness between the cat and dog in 25% of the homes, while aggression(侵略，好斗) and fighting were found in 10% of the homes. One reason for this is probably that some of their body languages are just different. For example, when a cat turns its head away it means aggression, while a dog doing the same means submission(顺从).
In homes with cats and dogs living peacefully, researchers found a surprising behavior. They are learning how to talk each other’s language. It is a surprise that cats can learn how to talk “Dog”, and dogs can learn how to talk “Cat”.
What’s interesting is that both cats and dogs have appeared to become smarter. They can learn to read each other’s body languages, suggesting that the two may have more in common than was expected. Once familiar with each other’s body language, cats and dogs can play together, and enjoy sleeping together on the sofa.
The importance of this research on cats and dogs may go beyond pets — to people who don’t get along well, including neighbors, colleagues at work, and even countries. If cats and dogs can learn to get along, surely people have a good chance.
1.The underlined word “swimmingly” in Paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ________.
A. early B. mostly
C. quickly D. smoothly
2.Some cats and dogs may fight when ________.
A. they are cold to each other
B. they look away from each other
C. they are introduced at an early age
D. they misunderstand each other’s body languages
3.It is suggested in Paragraph 4 that cats and dogs ________.
A. have common interests
B. are less different than was thought
C. have a common body language
D. are not so smart as was expected
4.What can we human beings learn from cats and dogs?
A. We should learn to get along well with others.
B. We should know more about animals.
C. We should live in peace with animals.
D. We should learn more body languages.
Our library offers different types of studying places and provides a good studying environment.
The library is divided into different zones. The upper floor is a quiet zone with over a thousand places for silent reading, and places where you can sit and work with your own computer. The reading places consist mostly of tables and chairs. The ground floor is the zone where you can talk. Here you can find sofas and armchairs for group work.
You can use your own computer to connect to the wi-fi specially prepared for notebook computers; your can also use library computers, which contain the most commonly used applications, such as Microsoft Office. They are situated in the area known as the Experimental Field on the ground floor.
If you want to discuss freely without disturbing others, you can book a study room or sit at a table on the ground floor. Some study rooms are for 2-3 people and others can hold up to 6-8 people. All rooms are marked on the library maps.
There are 40 group-study rooms that must be booked via the website. To book, you need an active University account and a valid University card. You can use a room three hours per day, nine hours at most per week.
Storage of Study Material
The library has lockers for students to store course literature. When you have obtained at least 40 credits(学分), you may rent a locker and pay 400 SEK for a year’s rental period.
Rules to be Followed
Mobile phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the library. Keep your phone on silent as if you were in a lecture and exit the library if you need to receive calls.
Please note that food and fruit are forbidden in the library, but you are allowed to have drinks and sweets with you.
1.The library’s upper floor is mainly for students to .
A. read in a quiet place B. have group discussions
C. take comfortable seats D. get their computers fixed
2.Library computers on the ground floor .
A. help students with their field experiments
B. contain software necessary for schoolwork
C. are for those who want to access the wi-fi
D. are mostly used for filling out application forms
3.What condition should be met to book a group-study room?
A. A group must consist of 8 people
B. Three-hour use per day is the minimum
C. One should first register at the university
D. Applicants must mark the room on the map
4.A student can rent a locker in the library if he .
A. can afford the rental fee B. attends certain courses
C. has nowhere to put his books D. has earned the required credits
“Paul must have been trying to carry his waste paper to garbage can and dropped a few pieces.” I______picking them up. _______later I found more pieces. No quiet sighing this time. I _____ ,“Who is throwing garbage?” No answer. Instead, I saw more bits of paper silently floating______from upstairs. Looking up, I saw my seven-year-old son, Paul.
“Stop making a mess.” “It’s not a mess. They’re______ .” “Sorry, what did you say?” I hadn’t heard him clearly.
He didn’t answer me. Paul has autism (自闭症) and_______answers a question, especially when he’s _______attentively on something else. He ran down the stairs. “Where are my other butterflies?” he asked,_______around. Every time Paul _______five or more words together, my heart says a _______of thanks. But lately he seems to _______that the benefits of forming complete sentences when communicating are________of the effort.
Butterflies. Of course. I rushed to_______them from the garbage,_______them off and handed them to my young artist. “Want to see them________again?” he asked with a shy smile. “Oh yes! They’re beautiful.” I whispered. He ran back upstairs to float his _____ down again. They really did look like beautiful butterflies.
That day Paul _______me to look up at ______instead of down at garbage. How many other masterpieces (杰作) do I miss because I’m too caught up in my _______to take time to appreciate what’s right in front of me? Life is not what happens to us. It’s ______we look at it. Now, I look up.
1.A. laughed B. sighed C. amazed D. shouted
2.A. Days B. Years C. Moments D. Weeks
3.A. called out B. turned up C. got in D. added to
4.A. up B. down C. away D. off
5.A. planes B. papers C. leaves D. butterflies
6.A. rarely B. frequently C. willingly D. eagerly
7.A. devoted B. depended C. focused D. addicted
8.A. showing B. looking C. playing D. drawing
9.A. spells B. puts C. pushes D. accumulates
10.A. sound B. remark C. report D. prayer
11.A. refuse B. hear C. mind D. realize
12.A. worthy B. aware C. fond D. typical
13.A. hide B. destroy C. rescue D. remove
14.A. tore B. dusted C. cut D. seized
15.A. throw B. flow C. land D. fly
16.A. masterpieces B. schoolwork C. inventions D. imagination
17.A. reminded B. forced C. intended D. permitted
18.A. mistakes B. weaknesses C. beauty D. scenery
19.A. amusement B. housework C. communication D. homework
20.A. when B. whether C. where D. how
As we all know,Hangzhou, a beautiful city, won the bid1.September 16th 2015. Thus, it will be the third Chinese city 2.(host) the games.
Hangzhou is a beautiful city with a long history. Hosting the Asian Games will give it a new look.3. the event will cost the government a lot, the benefits are easy for us to see. To the citizens in Hangzhou, the best part of it is that it will give us the chance to watch world-class matches and 4.(compete) close to home. Secondly, there is no doubt 5. the event will attract more visitors to enjoy 6. (visit) this wonderful city. At the same time, it is good for the development of the tourism. Meanwhile, as the construction goes on, more roads 7.(build) and the Metro system will be expanded, 8. can reduce traffic jams.
In the next few years, Hangzhou will try its best to prepare 9. for the big show. 10. splendid Hangzhou is waiting to see you in 2022.