Students should read the list with their parents/carers, and select two activities theywould like to do. Forms will be available in school and online for them to indicate their choices and return to school. Before choices are finalized. parents/ carers will be asked to sign to confirm their child's choices
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Take yourself out of your comfort zone for a week， discover new personnl qualities，and learn new skills.You will be able to take part in a number of activities forms canoeing to wild camping on Dartmoor.Learn rock climbing and work as a team，and enjoy the great outdoor environment.
On Monday we travel to London. After stayingovernight in London, we travel on Day 2 to northern.France to visit the World War I battlefields.On Day 3 we cross into Belgium.Thursday sees us make the short journey to Paris where we will visit Disneyland Paris park，staying until late to see the parade and the fireworks.Our final day.Friday，sees us visit central Paris and tour the main sights.
Four days of product design centred around textiles.Making lovely objects using recycled and made materials.Bags，cushions and decorations…Learn Skills and leave with modern and unusual textiles.
Visit Warner Bros Studio，Shop stop to buy picnic，stay overnight in an approved Youth Hostel in Streatley-on-Thames，guided tour of Oxford to see the film locations，picnic lunch outside Oxford's Christchurch，boating on the River Cherwell through the University Park，before heading back to Exeter.
21. Which activity will you choose if you want to go camping?
22. What will the students do on Tuesday with Mrs. Wilson?
A. Travel to London.
B. See a parade and fireworks.
C.Tour central Paris.
D. Visit the WWI battlefields.
23. How long does Potty about Potter last？
A. Two days.
B. Four days.
C. Five days.
D. One week.
Many of us love July because it's the month when nature's berries and stone fruits are inabundance.These colourful and sweet jewels from British Columbia's fieldsare littlepowerhouses of nutritional protection.
Of the common berries, strawberries are highest in vitamin C, although, because of theirseeds, raspberries contain a little more protein (蛋白质)， iron and zinc（not that fruits havemuch protein). Blueberries are particularly high in antioxidants(抗氧化物质). The yellowand orange stone fruits such as peaches are high in the carotenoids we turn into vitamin A andwhich are antioxidants, As for cherries (樱花). they are so delicious who cares? However,they are rich in vitamin C.
When combined with berries or slices of other fruits. frozen bananas make an excellent base for thick, cooling fruit shakes and low fat “ice cream”. For this purpose, select ripebananas for freezing as they are much sweeter. Remove the skin and place them in plasticbags or containers and freezeIf you like, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on the bananas willprevent them turning brown. Frozen bananas will last several weeks, depending on theirripeness and the temperature of the freezer.
If you have a juicer, you can simply feed in frozen bananas and some berries or slicedfruit. Out comes a“soft-serve” creamy dessert, to be eaten right away. This makes a funactivity for a children's party； they love feeding the fruit and frozen bananas into the top ofthe machine and watching the ice cream come out below.
24. What does the author seem to like about cherries?
A. They contain protein.
B. They are high in vitamin A.
C. They have a pleasant taste.
D. They are rich in antioxidants.
25. Why is fresh lemon juice used in freezing bananas？
A. To make them smell better.
B. To keep their colour.
C. To speed up their ripening
D. To improve their nutrition.
26. What is “a juicer”in the last paragraph?
B. A drink.
C. A container.
27. From which is the text probably taken?
A. A biology textbook.
B. A health magazine.
C. A research paper.
D. A travel brochure.
Teens and younger children are reading a lot less for fun, according to a Common SenseMedia report published Monday.
While the decline over the past decade is steep for teen readers, some data in the reportshows that reading remains a big part of many children's lives, and indicates how parentsmight help encourage more reading.
According to the report's key findings, “the proportion(比例)who say they‘hardly ever’read for fun has gone from 8 percent of13-year-olds and 9 percent of 17-year-olds in 1984 to22 percent and 27 percent respectively today.”
The report data shows that pleasure reading levels for younger children. ages 2-8, remainlargely the same. But the amount of time spent in reading each session has declined, fromcloser to an hour or more to closer to a half hour per session.
When it comes to technology and reading，the report does little to counsel (建议)parentslooking for data about the effect of e-readers and tablets on reading. It does point out thatmany parents still limit electronic reading, mainly due to concerns about increased screen time.
The most hopeful data shared in the report shows clear evidence of parents serving as examples and important guides for their kids when it comes to reading, Data shows that kidsand teens who do read frequently, compared to infrequent readers, have more books in thehome,more books purchased for them, parents who read more often, and parents who setaside time for them to read.
As the end of school approaches, and school vacation reading lists loom (逼近)ahead,parents might take this chance to step in and make their own summer reading list and plan a family trip to the library or bookstore.
28. What is the Common Sense Media report probably about?
A. Children’s reading habits.
B. Quality of children's books.
C. Children’s after-class activities.
D. parent-child relationships.
29. Where can you find the data that best supports“children are reading a lot less for fun”?
A. In paragraph 2.
B. In paragraph 3.
C. In paragraph 4
D. In paragraph 5.
30. Why do many parents limit electronic reading?
A. E-books are of poor quality.
B. It could be a waste of time.
C. It may harm children’s health.
D. E-readers are expensive.
31. How should parents encourage their children to read more?
A. Act as role models for them
B. Ask them to write book reports
C． Set up reading groups for them
D. Talk with their reading class teachers
We've all been there: in a lift, in line at the bank or on an airplane, surrounded by peoplewho are, like us, deeply focused on their smartphones or, worse, struggling with theuncomfortable silence.
What's the problem? It's possible that we all have compromised conversationalintelligence. It's more likely that none of us start a conversation because it's awkward andchallenging, or we think it's annoying and unnecessary. But the next time you find yourself among strangers, consider that small talk is worth thetrouble .Experts say it's an invaluablesocial practice that results in big benefits.
Dismissing small talk as unimportant is easy, but we can't forget that deep relationshipswouldn't even exist if it weren't for casual conversation. Small talk is the grease (润滑剂)forsocial communication, says Bernardo Carducci, director of the Shyness Research Institute atIndiana University Southeast."Almost every great love story and each big business deal begins with small talk, "he explains. "The key to successful small talk is learning how toconnect with others, not just communicate with them.”
In a 2014 study, Elizabeth Dunn, associate professor ofpsychology at UBC, invitedpeople on their way into a coffee shop.One group was asked to seek out an interaction(互动)with its waiter, the other, to speak only when necessary. The results showedthat those whochatted with their server reported significantly higher positive feelings and a better coffeeshop experience. "it's not that talking to the waiter is better than talking to your husband.”says Dunn."But interactions with peripheral (边缘的)members of our social network matterfor our well-being also.”
Dunn believes that people who reach out to strangers feel a significantly greater sense ofbelonging, a bond with others.Carducci believes developing such a sense of belonging startswith small talk. "Small talk is the basis of good manners, ”he says.
32. What phenomenon is described in the first paragraph?
A.Addiction to smartphones
B .Inappropriate behaviours in public places
C. Absence of communication between strangers.
D .Impatience with slow service
33. What is important for successful small talk according to Carducci?
A. Showing good manners.
B. Relating to other people.
C. Focusing on a topic.
D Making business deals
34. What does the coffee-shop study suggest about small talk?
A. It improves family relationships.
B. It raises people's confidence.
C. It matters as much as a formal talk.
D. It makes people feel good.
35. What is the best title for the text?
A. Conversation Counts
B. Ways of Making Small Talk
C.Benefits of Small Talk
D. Uncomfortable Silence
If you are already making the time to exercise，it is good indeed! With such busy lives, itcan be hard to try and find the time to work out ._36____ Working out in the morningprovides additional benefits beyond being physically fit.
●Your productivity is improved. Exercising makes you more awake and ready to handlewhatever is ahead of you for the day. 37
● Your metabolism(新陈代谢) gets a head start.38 If you work out in the mornings, then you will be getting the calorie（卡路里） burning benefits for the whole day，not in your sleep.
●39 Studies found that people who woke up early for exercise slept better thanthose who exercised in the evening. Exercise energizes you, so it is more difficult to relax andhave a peaceful sleep when you are very excited.
●40 If you work out bright and early in the morning, you will be more likely tostick to healthy food choices throughout the day.Who would want to ruin their good workoutby eating junk food? You will want to continue to focus on positivechoices.
There are a lot of benefits to working out, especially in the mornings. Set your alarmclock an hour early and push yourself to work out! You will feel energized all day long.
A. You will stick to your diet.
B. Your quality of sleep improves.
C. You prefer healthy food to fast food.
D. There is no reason you should exercise the morning.
E. You can keep your head clear for 4-10 hours after exercise.
F. After you exercise, you continue to burn calories throughout the day.
G. If you are planning to do exercise regularly, or you're doing it now, thenlisten up！
Two weeks earlier, my son, Ben, had got in touch. He'd moved to England with his mumwhen he was three and it had been 13 years since I'd- 41 seen him. So imagine my 42 when he emailed me saying he wanted to come to visit me.
I was 43 ！I arrived early at Byron Bay where we were supposed to 44 . Thebay was 45 in sunshine, and there was a group of kayakers around 150m off the shore.Getting a little 46 , I realized one kayak(皮划艇) wasIn 47 . “ Something'snot 48 ! ''I took off my t-shirt and 49 into the water. I saw there were two instructorson board and a man lying across the middle. He was 50 violently. Linking arms withone of the instructors, I helped 51 the young man out of the water. He was unconsciousand as I looked at his face, something 52 to me. Those brown eyes were very 53 .what's his name? "I asked the instructor. "Ben, "he replied, and immediately I 54 .Thatstranger was my son!
The instructors called for an ambulance, 55 , after a brief stay in hospital, Ben waswell enough to be allowed to 56 and later the family met up for dinner. We chattedabout everything and then Ben 57 to me. "I just wantto say thank you, "he said, "You 58 my life!"
I still can't believe what a 59 it was. I'm just so glad I was there 60 to help my son.
41. A. also
42. A. delight
43. A. scared
44. A. talk
45. A. bathed
46. A. faster
47. A. trouble
48. A. real
49. A. stared
51. A. lead
53. A. sharp
54. A. agreed
55. A. Fortunately
56. A. return
59. A. coincidence
60.A. on board
C. for sure
D. on purpose
Diets have changed in china-and so too has its top crop. Since 2011, the country 61(grow) more corn than rice。 Corn production has jumped nearly 125 percent over 62 past 25 years, while rice has increased only 7 percent.
A taste for meat is 63 (actual) behind the change: Animportant part of its corn isused to feed chickens, pigs, and cattle. Another reason for corn's rise: The governmentencourages farmers to grow corn instead of rice 64(improve) water quality. Corn usesless water 65 rice and creates less fertilizer (化肥)runoff. This switch has decreased66 (pollute)in the country's major lakes and reservoirs and made drinking water safer for people.
According to the World Bank, China accounts for about 30 percent of total67(globe)fertilizer consumption. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture finds that between 2005-when the government 68 (start) a soil-testing program 69 gives specific fertilizerrecommendations to farmers- and 2011, fertilizeruse dropped by 7.7 million tons. Thatprevented the emission(排放) of 51.8 million tons of carbon dioxide. China's approach toprotecting its environment while 70(feed) its citizens“offers useful lessons foragriculture and food policymakers worldwide，” says the bank's Juergen Voegele.
When I was little， Friday’s night was our family game night. After supper， wewould play card games of all sort in the sitting room. As the kid， I loved to watchcartoons，but no matter how many times I asked to watching them， my parentswould not to let me. They would say to us that playing card games would helpmy brain. Still I unwilling to play the games for them sometimes. Ididn't realize how right my parents are until I entered high school. The games my parents taughtme where I was a child turned out to be very useful later in my life.