1.It is more convenient for people to get to Shanghai Museum which_________(locate) in the center of the city.
2.How long do you think it will be _______ the computer company brings out a new product？
3.The storm finally left the small village, _________(cause) serious damage to it.
4.Allen is believed _________(design) a new computer program at present, but we don’t know when she will finish it.
5.Dangal is one of the most wonderful movies that _______(produce) in Bollywood.
6.It take an______（平均）of ten weeks for a house sale to be completed.
7.When the music was played, people stepped onto the dance floor and began dancing ________the rhythm.
8.The boy has spent the whole morning locked in the study. I wonder ______ he is up to.
9.The Great wall is such a famous tourist attraction _________draws millions of people every year.
10.I’m terribly sorry, Mary. I shouldn’t have used your computer without your ________(permit).
Many people may think it’s ridiculous that animals should have their feelings. As a matter of fact, animals’ feelings are sometimes even 1.(warm) than we can imagine. Savanah, a one-and-a-half-year-old leopard, and Max,2. dog who is just a few weeks younger, have become the best friends at Ohio Zoo. They get along quite well with each other and chase after each other all the time cheerfully. 3.Savanah was just 10 weeks old, they have been put together. From then on, their friendship has amazed large numbers of 4.(visit) to the zoo. 5.moving story occurred in Turkey. Winter 6. (sweep) the Northern Hemisphere, but perhaps no one had been hit as hard by 7.(freeze) temperatures as five donkeys in Turkey. The unattended (无人照顾) donkeys in a small Turkish village were covered by snow, with icicles(冰柱) 8.(hang) off their bodies. Later, a rescue team found the donkeys, some of 9., however, were so frozen that they couldn’t move and had to be carried away by a truck.
10. being housed in a warm shelter, all the donkeys were “defrosted (解冻)” and alive because of their strong determination.
Today is Sunday, I’ve been in Russia for two months. This is the first time that I’ve been away my family for such a long time. With the help of Katia, a roommate of me, I soon get used to live without my parents around. Katia, like many other Russian girls, are nice and lively. We became friends shortly after we meet each other. Although her English is a little hardly to understand, we enjoy chatting and we usually talk a lot about our own family. We’re both surprised that Chinese culture or Russian culture are so different. Now, we are planning a small party for the next Sunday. There, Katia will introduce me to some of her friends, one of who has been to China several times. I just can’t wait.
假如你是李华，暑假期间, 你将参加学生代表团，回访去年来你校交流的瑞典（Sweden）某中学。 请你给去年来访时住在你家的Peter写信。
1. 时间： 8月20日至8月31日；
2. 参加人员：教师1人，学生30 人 ；
Since 1984,Philadelphia has been cleaning up its act.One by one,graffiti（涂鸦）covered walls are being changed into outdoor art.So far,more than 1,800 murals（壁画）have been painted.Philadelphia now has more murals than any other American city.
The walls that were once ugly with graffiti are now covered with beautiful pictures of historical heroes and modern art,thanks to the Mural Arts Program(MAP).Its work makes schools and public places attractive,and its citizens very proud.The program began as part of Philadelphia's Anti-Graffiti Network.Jane Golden is the MAP's artistic director."When people ask me what our program is about,"she says,"I answer them with one word:hope." Each year,the MAP offers youth art programs and workshops.Some onetime graffiti writers even help paint MAP murals.
The MAP's work,says Golden,is all about developing a sense of community（社区）.When a neighborhood requests a mural,the MAP works with the people there to develop a message.Some messages have been "Safe Streets,"Love and Care," and "Peace Walk".
The MAP receives up to 50 requests for murals each week.Last year,the workers painted 140 murals."The making of a mural enters people's collective memory as an extraordinary,pleasant moment in neighborhood history," says Golden,who began as a muralist in Los Angeles.
1.What is the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia aimed at?
A. Helping the young find jobs. B. Protecting the neighborhood.
C. Fighting against graffiti. D. Attracting more visitors.
2.What can be the best title for the text?
A. Hope,One Wall at a Time B. MAP,a New Company in Philadelphia
C. Jane,an Excellent Mural Artist D. Love,from Graffiti Writers to Muralists
3.How does the MAP decide on the message for a mural?
A. By seeking advice from the city government. B. By having discussions with people in the community.
C. By learning from the young graffiti writers. D. By studying the history of the city.
4.Which of the following best describes the work of the MAP?
A. Difficult. B. Successful. C. Dangerous. D. Experimental.
Instagram is containing so many photos of food—now a pop-up diner in London is taking advantage of this new trend by letting people settle the bill for their meals simply by uploading photos of their dishes to social networks.
I always thought people's taking pictures of their food was kind of silly,but at this new pop-up restaurant in the UK,I'd probably do it too.“The Picture House” is the world's first pay-by-photo restaurant—you order,click a photo of the food,share on Instagram and eat for free!
The restaurant belongs to frozen food giant (巨人) Birds Eye,who came up with the idea to cash in on people's addiction with photographing food and sharing the pictures online.They conducted a survey and found out that more than half of the British population regularly took pictures of their meals.So they realized it was a better way to advertise their new dining range.
The pop-up diner was open in Soho,London for three days in May,and is now moving to other major UK cities. They serve two-course meals that customers don't have to pay for,if they photo and Instagram it.
The restaurant is a part of Birds Eye's 'Food for Life' campaign,a new marketing project that aims at changing the way people look at frozen food."Taking photos of food enables people to show off and to share their mealtime moments—from the everyday to the special," said marketing director Margaret Jobling .
The reaction to The Picture House has been great so far.And The pay-by-picture concept has proven to be an effective way.Alternative payment methods are actually gaining popularity among a lot of businesses.Last year,in a cafe in Germany customers pay by how much time they spend there,not by what they eat.
1.Instagram probably is ____.
A. a restaurant free of charge B. a program used to share photos
C. a new marketing project D. a campaign of "Food for Life"
2.”The Picture House” encourages sharing photos of its food to ____.
A. raise the price of frozen food B. reward the regular customers
C. create a new social media trend D. attract more customers
3.Which of the following can serve as the best title for the passage?
A. No Need to Pay. B. The Pop-up Diner. C. Pay by Picture. D. Food for Life.
There are many weight loss products，plans and programs in the market.However,if most of these programs were effective，we would see obesity trends reversing,yet we are witnessing more and more people struggling with weight.
Experiences of dieters regaining pre-dieting weight within 5 years are common.Therefore,a fitness program that works over a long period of time is something you should be looking for.Before reaching for your wallet or purse,make sure the program is exactly what it claims to be.
A good program should not insist on offering pills,injections,powders or similar products that are not endorsed by a medically trained professional.You choice of programs should have been designed by a medically trained professional.
A good program should not make unrealistic promises，such as“To lose 5 pounds in a week,with no exercise!” Therefore,it is advisable to judge whether the promises being made are realistic.The plan should also have a high success rate of weight loss.
A weight loss program should consider the health of the applicants.It should consider their age,medical condition,gender,health background，medication and more,in order to make a plan that meets the needs of every applicant.A good program should include diet and exercise in order to promote permanent and good health.
A good program should not overly restrictive(限制的)on food allowances.Some programs ask you not to eat foods from the main nutrient food groups like fruit and vegetables.A successful weight loss plan,for most people,should not involve less than 1,200 calories per day.
A long-term program does not have to cost you lots of money.An effective plan that is reasonably priced can save you a large sum of money that can be spent on other healthy habits.This car in turn improve your lifespan.
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1.The test mainly contributes to .
A. better understanding of good weight loss programs
B. finding the case of being overweight worldwide
C. selling more reasonably priced weight loss products
D. helping people avoid overweight by controlling diets
2.What does the underlined word “reversing” mean?
A. Increasing quickly in a short time. B. Arranging things in the opposite order.
C. Going faster in the same direction. D. Changing to the opposite direction.
3.What may be the purpose of the text?
A. To tell some more weight loss products. B. To help better understand weight loss programs.
C. To help know the obesity trends. D. To turn against weight loss products.
4.Which of the following is true according to the text?
A. Medically trained professionals usually recommend medicines on purpose.
B. No weight loss program can stop you regaining weight five years.
C. We should take in at least 1,200 calories every day to keep healthy.
D. Weight loss program always have to charge a large amount of money.
Why do some people live to be older than others?You know the standard explanations: keeping a moderate diet, engaging in regular exercise,etc.But what effect does your personality have on your longevity?Do some kinds of personalities lead to longer lives?A new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society looked at this question by examining the personality characteristics of 246 children of people who had lived to be at least 100.
The study shows that those living the longest are more outgoing,more active and less neurotic (神经质的) than other people.Long-living women are also more likely to be sympathetic and cooperative than women with a normal life span.These findings are in agreement with what you would expect from the evolutionary theory: those who like to make friends and help others can gather enough resources to make it through tough times.
Interestingly,however,other characteristics that you might consider advantageous had no impact on whether study participants were likely to live longer.Those who were more self-disciplined,for instance,were no more likely to live to be very old.Also,being open to new ideas had no relationship to long life,which might explain all those bad-tempered old people who are fixed in their ways.
Whether you can successfully change your personality as an adult is the subject of a longstanding psychological debate.But the new paper suggests that if you want long life,you should strive to be as outgoing as possible.
Unfortunately,another recent study shows that your mother’s personality may also help determine your longevity.That study looked at nearly 28,000 Norwegian mothers and found that those moms who were more anxious,depressed and angry were more likely to feed their kids unhealthy diets.Patterns of childhood eating can be hard to break when we’re adults,which may mean that kids of depressed moms end up dying younger.
Personality isn’t destiny(命运),and everyone knows that individuals can learn to change.But both studies show that long life isn’t just a matter of your physical health but of your mental health.
1.What finding of the study might prove somewhat out of our expectation？
A. Helpful people can live a relatively long life.
B. Readiness to accept new ideas offer more possibility to enjoy longevity.
C. Being self-discipline makes no difference to longevity.
D. Personality characteristics that prove advantageous actually vary with times.
2.According to the author,outgoing and sympathctic people _______.
A. have a good understanding of evolution. B. are more likely to recover from hardship.
C. are probably more active and neurotic. D. generally appear more resourceful.
3.What does the recent study of Norwegian mothers show？
A. Children’s personality characteristics are always shared by their mothers.
B. People with unhealthy eating habits are likely to die at a young age.
C. Mothers’ may have a longer influence on children than fathers’.
D. Mothers’ ancient may affect their children’s life spans.
4.What can we learn from the findings of the two new studies？
A. A mixture of mental and physical health produces longevity.
B. A person’s lifestyle is largely related to his or her health.
C. Personality plays a decisive and significant role in how healthy one is.
D. Anxiety and depression more often than not cut short one’s life span.
Life is hard and throws a lot at us at times.There are circumstances that make us feel stuck and trying to find an escape.Despite what’s happened or where you are right now,you can live a happy life on your terms.1..Here are five choices that can lead you to whatever a happy life means to you.
Ending a terrible Relationship or Moving Forward in a Good One
Just like our work,our relationships also have a tremendous effect on our life. 2..Relationships are hard because love is involved,and love is rarely rational.It can also be more than romantic relationships; any that are toxic can rob us of happiness.We have to make a choice to purge negativity from our lives in any form.If you have good relationships,make the choice to do the work it takes to grow together.
It’s not easy to do things that scare us or that we’re not used to.Growing up,we were taught to follow the rules and do what society considers normal.When we stay within our comfort zone,we miss a huge opportunity for growth and adventure. 4..Step outside of your comfort zone daily and get a blueprint for the kind of life that makes you happy.
(3). Getting Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle
Your health is important to living a long and happy life.Making healthy choices helps you have the energy you need to push forward and make big changes in your life.What you eat affects how you feel and the attitude that you have towards yourself and the world. 5..
A. Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone.
B. Finding or Creating Work that Fulfills You
C. They can bring us joy or frustrate us into depression.
D. You deserve to spend each day living life on your terms.
E. Happiness starts in your mind and then in the choices you make.
F. Make healthy choices and will it will be a big contributor to your happiness.
G. To grow as a person,you have to try new things and figure out if they’re right for your life.
I learned my first lesson at a meeting. As we sat around the table I heard Meg, who was ______ a recent operation, talking to Judith, the manager of our project. “Thank you so much for ______ my daughters to their dance lessons last week.” “Don’t mention it,” Judith says, “It was nothing.”
Knowing how ______ Judith’s schedule is, with her work, kids and aging parents, I found her driving Meg’s children to lessons unbelievably ______. I was about to say more about this when Donna, another colleague, entered the room ______. She apologized for being late, saying she just hosted a lunch for her friends who are over seventy. “That is so nice of you,” I say,______ how busy she was, how she didn’t like to cook and clean. “Oh,” she said, waving her hand, “It was nothing.”______, I could still tell the ______ in her voice. She did gain a sense of satisfaction from the entertainment offered to her friends.
Seeing their ______ to help others selflessly, I started thinking about the concept of “nothing”, this peaceful and generous way of living--- had it really been nothing or were they simply saying that? It ______ to me that once I spent a whole afternoon after work helping a friend ______ a speech. I ______ her to rearrange the sequence of the stories in the lecture to make it sound more ______. After the fifth try, she finally ______ it. She hugged me with ______, saying thanks to me. I smiled and said it was nothing.
Suddenly, I realized that helping someone was really something to me. I learned that giving from the heart doesn’t ______ mean sacrifice and hard work. The ______ is finding something we love to do and finding someone who ______ that something. Our generosity pan benefit others ______ ourselves. Once you have a good ______ of it, it’s nothing. And it’s really something.
1.A. adapting to B. recovering from C. going through D. taking up
2.A. guiding B. fetching C. driving D. dragging
3.A. tight B. common C. strange D. practical
4.A. ridiculous B. cautious C. tiresome D. generous
5.A. disappointedly B. hurriedly C. angrily D. unexpectedly
6.A. ignoring B. forgetting C. knowing D. predicting
7.A. Somehow B. Therefore C. Otherwise D. Moreover
8.A. regret B. sadness C. surprise D. pleasure
9.A. willingness B. ambition C. promise D. progress
10.A. referred B. occurred C. appeared D. seemed
11.A. put up B. give away C. prepare for D. deal with
12.A. begged B. invited C. recommended D. sponsored
13.A. sensible B. confusing C. subjective D. typical
14.A. got B. meant C. caught D. made
15.A. gratitude B. worry C. concern D. apology
16.A. normally B. accidentally C. possibly D. necessarily
17.A. treat B. trick C. plot D. plan
18.A. needs B. admires C. loves D. defends
19.A. on account of B. as well as C. except for D. regardless of
20.A. order B. glimpse C. command D. impression