Journey to India

DAY 1: Arrive in Delhi

Today arrive in Delhi, the national capital of India. Upon arrival at the airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight at Delhi hotels

DAY 2: Delhi—Full-day tour(old& New Delhi tour)

Today morning have breakfast in the hotel. At 9:30, the tour guide will meet you at your hotel and later proceed for a full-day guided tour in Delhi starting with Old Delhi visiting Raj Gaht. Jama Masjid, driving past through the Red Fort. Later in New Delhi visit Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, drive past through Parliament Street and President House and visit Qutub Minar.

Overnight at Delhi hotels

DAY 3: Delhi-Jaipur via Fitehpur Sikri(240 km/5 hours)

Today morning after breakfast. drive to Jaipur, the capita] city of Rajsthan state. Jaipur is also known as “Pink City”. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, known as Ghost. Later continue the drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Evening: free at leisure for your own activities.

Optional: visits to Chokhi Dhani Village Resort(US $25 per person)

Overnight at Jaipur hotels

DAY 4:Delhi(256 km/5 hours)

Today morning after breakfast, drive back to Delhi airport. The total distance is 256 kms and you can cover it in 5 hours. Upon arrival in Delhi, board flight to onward journey.

NOTE: Price starts with US $ 215 with ?

●Daily breakfast and soft beverages(饮料) and packaged drinking water. ?

●Elephant rides at Amber Fort. ?

●Sunset or sunrise visits to Taj MahaL ?

●All entrance fees to the monuments and train tickets.

1.On which day can you visit Qutub Minar?

A. DAY 1 B. DAY 2

C. DAY 3 D. DAY 4

2.What can we learn from the schedule?

A. The whole journey covers 496 km

B. Travelers will stay in Delhi for two nights

C. Travelers will fly to Delhi airport on DAY 4

D. Travelers will be made to buy things on DAY 3

3.During the trip, you need to pay extra for ______.

A. a sunrise visit to Taj Mahal

B. elephant riding at Amber Fort

C. visits to Chokhi Dhani Village Resort

D. breakfast and packaged drinking water

Did you know that, in 2016, over 18 million people attended classical concerts in Germany? That’s more people than those who went to main league football matches! Earlier this year, Germany continued its celebration of classical music with the opening of a new concert hall in the heart of Hamburg. Germans are incredibly proud of it and it’s the first thing I show to my friends when they come to visit.

Known as the ‘Elphi’ by the locals, the Elbphilharmonie is a beautiful tower of glittering glass sitting atop an old warehouse by the banks of the river Elbe. The plaza(露天广场)is open to the public an from the middle of the city’s tallest building, you can gaze across the harbour, miles of rooftops and passing ships below.

The main concert hall seats over 2000 people and is one of the most advanced music venues in the world. Two smaller concert halls are used for jazz, world and contemporary music. In addition, if you’re unbelievably rich, you can buy one of the 45 luxurious apartments lying within the building.

Construction began in 2007 with a budget of ?241 million and a two-year period. Fast forward ten years, the building eventually opened with a final price tag of over 800 million!

I consider myself very lucky that the Elbphilharmonie opened during my time living in Hamburg, but unfortunately I haven’t yet been able to attend a concert. Everything is sold out for six months! For now, I’m content to visit the plaza to enjoy the impressive view over the docks and see the innovative architecture up close. Hopefully one day soon, I’ll be lucky enough to grab a last-minute concert ticket!

1.What does “it” in Paragraph 1 refer to?

A. Germany B. Hamburg

C. A new concert hall D. Its celebration of classical music

2.What is Elbe?

A. A hall B. A river

C. A tower D. A warehouse

3.What can we learn from the last two paragraphs?

A. The new concert hall can hold 3000 people at least

B. The construction of the new concert hall is perfect

C. It took a longer time and more money to build the concert hall

D. The majority of audience are likely to pay for the luxurious apartments

4.What happed after the Elbphilharmonie opened?

A. I was invited to visit it

B. Few concerts have been held

C. The performance was well received

D. People find it easy to get concert tickets

On Saturday my Catalan friend invited me to come along to a Calotada. Being from the UK, I had no idea what this would need, but he promised me it was a fun Catalan(卡塔兰)tradition, and so I agreed to go. I wasn’t disappointed!

First, we took a train out to a small town near Tarragona, about an hour away from Barcelona centre. I was already amazed by how different everything looked from the city as the train rushed through small towns, all sitting on the coastline.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the sight of a small wind instrument band and about a dozen people dancing in a circle. While my friend later told me that it is a traditional Catalan dance called La Sardana, at the time I was totally confused at what I was seeing! It seemed so strange but yet so lovely that they were doing this dance completely for themselves.

Once we had been fully entertained by the dancers, we finally went inside for the Calotada and it was soon revealed to me what it actually was. We sat down at the table and a huge plate of leeks(大葱)was placed in front of us. It was explained to us that you have to peel the leeks with your fingers, dip them in a (delicious!) sauce and eat them. This sounds easier than it was.

My friend had been right in the end, it had been an extremely fun day and it felt great to get involved in a local tradition of a place I am temporarily calling home. It really inspired me to learn more about the Catalan culture, although hopefully next time it will be something less messy!

1.What made the author accept his friend’s invitation?

A. To experience a different tradition

B. To get a further knowledge of his friend

C. To free himself from the pressure of studies

D. To make a record of Catalan traditions

2.How did they go to a small town near Tarragona?

A. By taxi B. By train

C. By water D. By bike

3.What can we infer from the last two paragraphs?

A. The author was tired of eating leeks

B. They participated in the local dancers

C. The author doesn’t think the Catalan culture is perfect

D. The author had a through research on Italian traditions

4.What is the best title for the passage?

A. Traveling with a Friend Abroad B. A Special Dish Astonished Me

C. A Day’s Journey Changed Me D. Taking Part in Traditions

That children are the hopes of our tomorrow is statement that is repeated time and again. And it is an axiom(格言); they are our pillars of the coming time. But then do we train them into becoming healthy human beings?

Healthy human beings here are not meant the physical well being, but the good human being, that is, one with virtues and values keeps them in the state of working towards the benefit of humanity.

How can children absorb within themselves the virtues and values? Well, this is the primary responsibility of parents and other immediate family members, followed by school authorities. The values and virtues of an individual is sown in their childhood and as they grow up.

Depending on the way we bring up our children, we decide our own future. It is vital that in the formative years we give them quality time and attention. We teach them to discriminate between the good, bad and the ugly. We have to teach them use positive emotive like love and compassion and teach them actions of kindness and generosity. At the same time we have to help them do away with the negatives of hatred, anger, jealousy, selfishness, etc.

Your child is like a plant. You sow the seeds and also reap the benefits of its growth and development. First and foremost you as a parent have to realize your responsibility in nurturing a child to grow into a good human being. And it is just not up to anyone of the parents, but both together to inculcate(谆谆教诲)the values and virtues into your child.

1.What should a good human being have?

A. A good physical state B. A good virtue or value

C. A good career in society D. A powerful relationship net

2.What sense is the most important for kids to learn?

A. Safety sense B. Lifestyle sense

C. Transportation sense D. Responsibility sense

3.Whom is the passage most probably written for?

A. Family parents B. Child experts

C. Health researchers D. Primary school teachers

4.What does the passage mainly want to tell us?

A. Children are parents’ hope

B. Educating children is a tough thing

C. Parents take responsibilities for educating children

D. Parents have trouble in educating children

How to read more and learn more

These days, more and more Chinese people enjoy sending and receiving message on the phone. It can help the to get the latest news and communicate with friends. But I think I should read more books besides the textbooks, the more, the better. It can broaden my mind and improve my language skills.1.Here are some tips for you.

Clear your purpose for reading

2.Most people read for two main reasons, pleasure or knowledge. Clearing about your reading purpose can not only help you choose the books you really need to read, but also remind you why reading the book is important to you, so you will keep reading and complete the book faster.

3.

No matter what you are reading, it is important to enjoy what you read. Your friends may tell you the books they love, but those books might not necessarily be the ones you enjoy.

Give up books that you don’t enjoy

You may have chosen books that you are interested in, and they are right to your purpose. But while you are reading them, there may still be some books that you don’t enjoy reading. Whenever you realize that you aren’t enjoying the book you are reading, give it up. 4.

Set a reading goal

It is interesting that I read the books borrowed from libraries faster than those I bought. The reason is the books I bought don’t have a due date! I don’t need to return those books.5.Before you read each book, ask yourself what time you need to complete this book by.

A. Read only what you are interested in.

B. Read the books borrowed from others

C. Remember reading shouldn’t be a chore

D. Of course, it also can help me to get good grades

E. We need to get the latest news and communicate with friends

F. Before you start reading, ask yourself why you are reading this book

G. Having a reading goal helps you work out how much reading you need to do in a week or even a day.

One day while I was on the road, _______ a corner with flowers and a flag where somebody special got ______.

The next day when I passed this accident site again, I simply had to stop an d______a prayer and since I had some flowers in my car, I put them down next to all the other flower_______.________I went back in my car I asked myself: “Why am I stopping here? I do not even know this person?”

That night I had a very________dream. All of a sudden this young handsome man______to me and said: “Hello! I am Rocky---please tell my mom that I am OK and that I_______her” and then he disappeared.

When I woke up, I could not get this young man and his _______out of my mind. I do not know Rocky and neither do I know his dear mom—so how in the world may I ______his message to his mother? I asked God to help me.

About two weeks later I went to ______up my car at a nearby gas station. When I paid for my gasoline, I _____the lady’s necklace which was______like a star. When she took my money, she said that the ______of her son are in there.

I will never _____this moment when everything became still and so _____. I put my hand on hers and asked her: “What is your son’s name?” and when she said “Rocky”, our eyes connected _____and were filled with tears. I was ____and not able to respond.

I drove home sobbing. What I did should ______the young man’s dream into reality. I then wrote a note for Rocky’s mom, telling her that her________‘baby boy’ visited me in my dreams and the he wanted me to tell her that he is OK and that he loves her.

1.A. passed by B. put away C. came across D. ran into

2.A. hurt B. injured C. killed D. died

3.A. tell B. speak C. announce D. say

4.A. adjustment B. appointment C. arrangement D. settlement

5.A. As soon as B. As long as C. Unless D. Even if

6.A. foolish B. strange C. painful D. enjoyable

7.A. happened B. applied C. appeared D. reacted

8.A. miss B. respect C. support D. love

9.A. information B. message C. letter D. guidance

10.A. deliver B. devote C. attach D. show

11.A. bring B. turn C. pour D. fill

12.A. stared B. focused C. admired D. attracted

13.A. shining B. spreading C. arising D. boiling

14.A. eyes B. ashes C. arms D. legs

15.A. assume B. measure C. forget D. keep

16.A. quiet B. peaceful C. outstanding D. significant

17.A. slightly B. actually C. firmly D. deeply

18.A. helpless B. hopeless C. speechless D. useless

19.A. make B. get C. have D. let

20.A. guilty B. precious C. delighted D. considerate

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