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1.What does John find difficult in learning German？
A .Pronunciation. B.Vocabulary. C.Grammar.
2.What is the probable relationship between the speakers？
B.Brother and sister.
C.Teacher and student.
3.Where does the conversation probably take place？
A. In a bank. B. At a ticket office. C. On a train.
4. What are the speakers talking about？
A.A restaurant. B.A street. C.A dish.
5.What does the woman think of her interview？
A.It was tough. B.It was interesting. C.It was successful.
6.When will Judy go to a party？
A.On Monday. B.On Tuesday. C.On Wednesday.
7.What will Max do next？
A.Fly a kite. B.Read a magazine. C.Do his homework.
8.What does the man suggest doing at first？
A.Going to a concert.
B.Watching a movie.
C.Playing a computer game.
9.What do the speakers decide to do？
A.Visit Mike. B.Go boating. C.Take a walk.
10.Which color do cats see better than humans？
A.Red. B.Green. C.Blue.
11.Why do cats bring dead birds home？
A.To eat them in a safe place.
B.To show off their hunting skills.
C.To make their owners happy.
12.How does the man sound at the end of the conversation？
A.Grateful. B.Humorous. C.Curious.
13.Who is Macy？
A.Ed’s mother. B.Ed’s teacher. C.Ed’s friend.
14.How does Ed usually go to kindergarten？
A.By car. B.On foot. C.By bus.
15.What does Ed enjoy doing at the kindergarten？
A.Telling stories. B.Singing songs . C.Playing with others.
16.What do the teachers say about Ed？
A.He’s clever. B.He’s quiet. C.He’s brave.
17.At what age did Emily start learning ballet？
A.Five. B.Six. C.Nine.
18.Why did Emily move to Toronto？
A.To work for a dance school.
B.To perform at a dance theater.
C.To learn contemporary dance.
19.Why did Emily quit dancing？
A.She was too old to dance.
B.She failed to get a scholarship.
C.She lost interest in it.
20.How does Emily feel about stopping training？
A.She’s pleased. B.She’s regretful. C.She’s upset
Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens
How to Get to Holker
ByCar： Follow brown signs an A590 from JB6,M6.Approximale travel times: Windermere-20 minutes,Kendal-25 minutes,Lancaster-45 minutes,Manchester-I hour 30 minutes.
By Rail:The nearest station is Cark-in-Cartmel with trains to Carnforth,LancasterPreston for connections to major cities & airports.
Sunday-Friday (closed on Saturday)11:00 am-4:00pm,30 March-2nd November.
Hall & Gardens Gardens
Adults: £12.00 £8.00
Groups £9 £5.5
Producers: Market 13th April
Join us totaste avariety of fresh local food and drinks.Meet the producers and get someexcellent recipe ideas.
Holker Garden Festival 30th May
The event celebrate its 22nd anniversary with a great show of the very best of gardening, making it one of the most popular events in gardening.
National Garden Day 28th August
Holker once again opens is gardens in aid of the disadvantaged.For just a small donation you can take a tour with our garden guide.
Winter Market 8th November
This is an event for all the family.Wander among a variety of shops selling gifs whileenjoying a live music show and nice street entertainment.
21.How long does it probably take a tourist to drive to Holker from Manchester?
A.20minutes. B.25 minutes. C.45 minutes. D.90 minutes.
22.How much should a member ofatour group pay to visit to Hall & Cardens?
A.£l2.00.B. B.19.00. C.A8.0 D.45.50
23.Which event will you go to if you want to see a live music show?
A.Producers'Market. B.Holker Garden Festival.
C.National Garden Day. D.Winter Market.
Cities usually have a good reason for being where they are, like a nearby port or river.People settle in these places because they are easy to get to and naturally suited tocommunications and trade.New York City,for example,is near a large harbour at the mouthof the Hudson River.Over 300 years its population grew gradually from 800 people to 8million.But not all cities develop slowly over a long period of time.Boom towns grow from nothing almost overnight. In 1896, Dawson, Canada, was unmapped wilderness(荒野). But gold was discovered there in 1897,and two years later,it was one of the largest cities in theWest,with a population of 30,000.
Dawson did not have any of the natural conveniences of cities like London or Paris. People went there for gold.They travelled over snow-covered mountains and sailed hundredsof miles up icy rivers.The path to Dawson was covered with thirty feet of wet snow that could fall without warming. An avalanche(雪崩) once closed the path, killing 63 people. For many who made it to Dawson,however,the rewards were worth the difficult trip.Of the first20,000 people who dug for gold,4,000 got rich. About100 of these stayed rich men for therest of their lives.
But no matter how rich they were,Dawson was never comfortable.Necessities like foodand wood were very expensive.But soon,the gold that Dawson depended on had all beenfound.The city was crowded with disappointed people with no interest in settling down,andwhen they heard there were new gold discoveries in Alaska,they left Dawson City as quicklyas they had come.Today,people still come and go — to see where the Canadian gold rushhappened.Tourism is now the chief industry of Dawson City—its present population is 762.
24.What attracted the early settlers to New York City?
A.Its business culture.
B.Its small population.
C.Its geographical position.
D.Its favourable climate.
25.What do we know about those who first dug for gold in Dawson?
A.Two-thirds of them stayed there.
B.One out of five people got rich.
C.Almost everyone gave up.
D.Half of them died.
26.What was the main reason for many people to leave Dawson?
A.They found the city too crowded.
B.They wanted to try their luck elsewhere.
C.They were unable to stand the winter.
D.They were short of food.
27.What is the text mainly about?
A.The rise and fall of a city.
B.The gold rush in Canada.
C.Journeys into the wilderness.
D.Tourism in Dawson.
While famous foreign architects are invited to lead the designs of landmark buildings inChina such as the new CCTV tower and the National Center for the Performing Arts,manyexcellent Chinese architects are making great efforts to take the center stage.
Their efforts have been proven fruitful. Wang Shu,a 49-year-old Chinese architect,wonthe 2012 Prit
ker Architecture Prize—which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize inarchitecture—on February 28.He is the first Chinese citizen to win this award.
Wang serves as head of the Architecture Department at the China Academy of Art (CAA). His office is located at the Xiangshan campus(校园) of the university in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.Many buildings on the campus are his original creations.
The style of the campus is quite different from that of most Chinese universities.Manyvisitors were amazed by the complex architectural space and abundant building types.The curves(曲线) of the buildings perfectly match the rise and fall of hills, forming a unique view.
Wang collected more than 7 million abandoned bricks of different ages.He asked theworkers to use traditional techniques to make the bricks into walls,roofs and corridors.Thiscreation attracted a lot of attention thanks to its mixture of modern and traditional Chinese elements(元素).
Wang’s works show a deep understanding of modern architecture and a good knowledgeof traditions.Through such a balance,he had created a new type of Chinese architecture,saidTadao Ando,the winner of the1995 Pritzker Prize.
Wang believes traditions should not be sealed in glass boxes at museums."That is onlyevidence that traditions once existed," he said.
"Many Chinese people have a misunderstanding of traditions.They think tradition meansold things from the past.In fact,tradition also refers to the things that have been developingand that are still being created," he said.
"Today,many Chinese people are learning Western styles and theories rather thanfocusing on Chinese traditions.Many people tend to talk about traditions without knowingwhat they really are," said Wang.[
The study of traditions should be combined with practice. Otherwise,the recreation oftraditions would be artificial and empty,he said.
28.Wang’s winning of the prize means that Chinesearchitectsare ___________.
A.following the latest world trend
B.getting international recognition
C. working harder than ever before
D.relying on foreign architects
29.What impressed visitors to the CAA Xiangshan campus most?
A. Its hilly environment. B. Its large size.
C.Its unique style. D.Its diverse functions.
30.What made Wang’s architectural design a success?
A.The mixture of different shapes.[
B.The balance of East and West.
C.The use of popular techniques.
D.The harmony of old and new.
31.What should we do about Chinese traditions according to Wang?
A.Spread them to the world. B.Preserve them at museums.
C.Teach them in universities. D.Recreate them in practice.
Adults understand what it feels like to be flooded with objects. Why do we often assume that more is more when it comes to kids and their belongings? The good news is that I can help my own kids learn earlier than I did how to live more with less.
I found the pre-holidays a good time to encourage young children to donate less-usedthings,and it worked.Because of our efforts,our daughter Georgia did decide to donate alarge bag of toys to a little girl whose mother was unable to pay for her holiday due to illness.She chose to sell a few larger objects that were less often used when we promised to put themoney into her school fund(基金）(our kindergarten daughter is serious about becoming a doctor)
them?And how do we train ourselves to help them live with,need,and use less?Yesterday,I
sat with my son,Shepherd,determined to test my own theory on this.I decided to play with
him with only one toy for as long as it would keep his interest.I expected that one toy would
keep his attention for about five minutes,ten minutes,max.I chose a red rubber ball-simple,
universally available.We passed it,he tried to put it in his mouth,he tried bouncing it,rolling
it,sitting on it,throwing it. It was totally,completely enough for him.Before I knew it an
hour had passed and it was time to move on to lunch.
We both became absorbed in the simplicity of playing together.He had my full attention
and Ihad his.My little experimentto find joy in a single object worked for both of us.
32.What do the words “more is more”in paragraph 1 probably mean?
A.The more,the better. B.Enough is enough.
C.More money,more worries. D.Earn more and spend more.
33.What made Georgia agree to sell some of her objects?
A.Saving up for her holiday B.Raising money for a poor girl
B.Adding the money to her fund D.Giving the money to a sick mother
34. Why did the author play the ball with Shepherd?
A.To try out an idea
B.To show a parent's love
C.To train his attention
D.To help him start a hobby
35.What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. Take It or Leave It B. A Lesson from Kids
C. Live More with Less D. The Pleasure of Giving
Before there was the written word,there was the language of dance.Dance expresseslove and hate,joy and sorrow,life and death,and everything else in between.
36 We dance from Florida to Alaska,from north to south and sea to sea.Wedance at weddings,birthdays , office parties and just to fill the time.
“I adore dancing,”says Lester Bridges,the owner of a dance studio in Iowa.“I can'timagine doing anything else with my life."Bridges runs dance classes for all ages."Teachingdance is wonderful. 37 It's great to watch them.For many of them,it's a way ofmeeting people and having a social life."
38 "I can tell you about one young couple,"says Bridges.“They're learning todo traditional dances.They arrive at the class in low spirits and they leave with asmile. 39 ”
So,do we dance in order to make ourselves feel better,calmer,healthier? Andrea Hilliersays,“Dance,like the pattern of a beating heart,is life.Even after all these years,I want to getbetter and better. 40 I find it hard to stop!Dancing reminds me I'm alive."
A.So why do we dance?
B.Dance in the U.S.is everywhere.
C.If you like dancing outdoors,come to America.
D.My older students say it makes them feel young.
E.I keep practicing even When I'm extremely tired.
F.Dancing seems to change their feeling completely.
G.They stayed up all night long singing and dancing.
When most of us get a text message on our cell phone from an unknown person, we usually say ＂sorry,
41 number!＂ and move on. But when Dennis Williams 42a text that clearly wasn’t intended for him, he did something 43.
On March 19, Dennis got a group text 44him that a couple he didn’t know were at the hospital, waiting for the 45of a baby.
＂Congratulations! But I think someone was mistaken,＂ Dennis 46. The baby was born and update texts were 47quickly from the overjoyed grandmother, Teresa. In her 48,she didn’t seem to realize that she was 49the baby’s photos with a complete stranger. ＂Well, I don’t 50you all but I will get there to take pictures with the baby,＂ replied Dennis before asking which room the new 51 were in.
Much to the family’s surprise, Dennis stuck to his 52! He turned up at the hospital 53gifts for the new mother Lindsey and her baby boy. Lindsey’s husband was totally 54by the unexpected visit. ＂I don’t think we would have randomly invited him over but we 55it and the gifts.＂
Teresa 56a photo of the chance meeting on a social networking website 57by the touching words:＂What a 58this young man was to our family! He was so 59and kind to do this.＂ The post has since gained the 60of social media users all over the world, receiving more than 184,000 shares and 61,500 likes in just three days.
41. A. unlucky B. secret C. new D. wrong
42. A. received B. translated C. copied D. printed
43. A. reasonable B. special C. necessary D. practical
44. A. convincing B. reminding C. informing D. warning
45. A. wake-up B. recovery C. growth D. arrival
46. A. responded B. interrupted C. predicted D. repeated
47. A. coming in B. setting out C. passing down D. moving around
48. A. opinion B. anxiety C. excitement D. effort
49. A. comparing B. exchanging C. discussing D. sharing
50. A. accept B. know C. believe D. bother
51. A. parents B. doctors C. patients D. visitors
52. A. dream B. promise C. agenda D. principle
53. A. bearing B. collecting C. opening D. making
54. A. discouraged B. relaxed C. astonished D. defeated
55. A. admit B. need C. appreciate D. expect
56. A. found B. selected C. developed D. posted
57. A. confirmed B. simplified C. clarified D. accompanied
58. A. pity B. blessing C. relief D. problem
59. A. smart B. calm C. sweet D. fair
60. A. sympathy B. attention C. control D. trust
I'm not sure 61 is more frightened,me or the female gorilla(大猩猩）thatsuddenly appears out of nowhere.I'm walking on a path in the forest in the Central AfricanRepublic.Unexpectedly,I'm face-to-face with the gorilla,who begins screaming at 62 top of her lungs.That makes her baby scream,and then a 400-pound male appears.Hescreams the
63 (loud)of all.The noise shakes the trees as the male beats his chestand charges toward me.I quickly lower myself,ducking my head to avoid 64 (look)directly into his eyes so he doesn't feel 65 (challenge).
My name is Mireya Mayor.I'm a 66 (science)who studies animals such as apesand monkeys.I was searching 67 these three western lowland gorillas I'd beenobserving.No one had seen them for hours,and my colleagues and I were worried.
When the gorillas and I frightened each other,I was just glad to find 68 (they)alive.True to a gorilla's unaggressive nature,the huge animal 69 (mean)me no realharm.He was just saying:"I'm king of this forest,and here is your reminder!"Once hismessage was delivered,he allowed me 70 (stay)and watch.
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It was Monday morning,and the writing class had just .Everyone was silent,to see who would be called upon to read his her paragraph aloud. Some of us wereconfident and eager take part in the class activity,others were nervous and anxious.I haddone homework but I was shy. I was afraid to speak in front of a group of people.At that moment,I remembered that my father once said,"The classroom is a place forlearning and that leaning from textbooks,and as well.",I raisedmy hand.
I am exceedingly delighted to hear from you. You asked me in your last letter about the physical exercise in our school and the following information may give you a rough sketch.
To begin with, a fabulous new stadium has been built up, which has become the new landmark in our school. Moreover, with the stadium set up, a wide range of sports events are able to be held, of which ping-pong, football as well as running competitions enjoy great popularity. As for me, I’m intoxicated with basketball since it has been giving me strength to confront the challenges in my life.
All in all, I sincerely invite you to come to our school and see for yourself.