One day a mime(哑剧演员) is visiting the zoo and tries to earn some money as a street performer. As soon as he starts to draw a crowd, a zookeeper pulls him into his office. The zookeeper explains that the zoo’s most popular attraction, a gorilla(大猩猩), has died suddenly and the keeper fears that attendance(出席人数) at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to dress up as the gorilla. The mime accepts.
The next morning the mime puts on the gorilla suit and enters the cage before the crowd comes. He soon discovers he can sleep, play and make fun of people and he draws bigger crowds than he ever did as a mime — the job he likes but loses.
However, with days going by, he begins to notice that the people are paying more attention to the lion in the cage next to his. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he climbs to the top of his cage, crawls across a partition(隔墙), and dangles(悬挂) from the top to the lion’s cage. The lion gets angry at this. The scene is a fuel to the crowd.
At the end of the day he is given a raise for being such a good attraction — well, this continues for some time. The crowds grow larger, and the mime’s pay keeps going up.
Then one day when he is dangling over the lion he slides and falls. The mime is terrified. He starts screaming “Help me!”, but the lion is quick. The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and the lion says, “Shut up you fool! Do you want to get us both fired?”
21. The mime accepts the zoo keeper’s offer because __________.
22. How does the mime find the job dressing up as the gorilla?
23.The mime’s first contact with the lion is to __________.
24. The underlined words “a fuel” in Paragraph 3 can be replaced by __________.
It’s the ending of 2016，but as USA Today says，“it’s never too late to plan your 2016 travels”．With so many hot destinations around the globe，“where should I go?” can be difficult to answer.According to Lonely Planet，though，Brazil is a fine choice－on Aug.29，the travel guide named that country the top one to visit in 2016.
“As if endless strands of coast and mountains，splashed with rainforest didn’t already add up to an unfair share of heaven (天堂)，Brazil will hold two of the greatest sporting events in the world，beginning with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and followed by the 2016 Summer Olympics，”explained Lonely Planet.
Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America.It boasts(自豪拥有) the Amazon，the world’s largest jungle，which is home to a variety of plants and animals.But the great landscape is not the only thing Brazilians take pride in.
The colors green and yellow might make most people think of Brazil’s soccer team even more than its national flag.Soccer is more than a sport in Brazil；it’s a way of life.In fact，the World Cup brings Brazilians together.It is interesting to note，that the general elections(大选) in Brazil are usually held during the same year as the World Cup.Political parties try to take advantage of the patriotic enthusiasm created by soccer to inspire political energy.
Alongside soccer，samba is another symbol of Brazil.The country’s most traditional dance is highlighted every February at the Rio Carnival，which is one of the world’s biggest.
“Brazil has left its secondclass nation status，” said former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2009 after Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Olympics.
Brazil’s growing economy，fueled (刺激) by oil and aircraft factories，has made it more than just a nation of samba，soccer and beaches.These days，it might just be the best tourist destination in the world.
25.Which is true about Brazil?
26.We can tell from the words of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that________
27.The author’s purpose in writing the article is to________．
The main reason people come to America is said to be that they can chase the American Dream. Everyone has heard of it, and many have died fighting for it. The only thing is that there is no clear definition of the American Dream. It is not defined by one dream, but by all the opportunities that the United States offers. Since the founding of the United States, people have been striving to define the American Dream.
In the play Death of a Salesman, every character is trying to realize his own version of the American Dream. Willy feels that he has done so. He has spent his whole life as a not very successful salesman. As he gets older, he starts having conflicts with everyone in his life, and feels that only by killing himself will the people around him be able to finally be happy.
Bernard, on the other hand, feels that the American Dream can only be achieved through career success. He shows that through hard work and dedication he will be crowned with success.
The dialogue of the characters reveals the different attitudes they have toward the American Dream, and the reaction of Willy to the fact that Bernard is very successful while he is not.
Many people try to achieve the American Dream, but few actually do so. As with any goal, it takes hard work and dedication to achieve the American Dream. In Death of a Salesman, all aspects of this goal are examined. For the goal to be achieved, the dream must be an attainable one which is worth working toward. It also must be a dream that the professional world accepts and finds useful.
28. The underlined word “striving” probably has the same meaning as “_________”.
29. According to the text, Death of a Salesman tries to tell us _________.
30. According to the author, Bernard is successful because _________.
31. What would be the correct structure of the text?
NO ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VACATIONS?
Special Story Time for All Lower Primary Pupils
June 6, 2 p. m---3 p. m,
Mr. Stephen Keene will impress you with stories from his famous New Kids Next Block series.
LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR IN 4 EASY LESSONS!
Venue: Music Room
Time: 9 a. m---12 p. m
Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor: Miss Katsumi from Japan
Fees: $ 40 for 4 lessons *
($ 20 for members of the school band and school choir)
Register with Mrs. Mary Mi, the Choir Mistress, NOW.
*It is compulsory for students who sing up to attend ALL four lessons.
JOIN THE GEOGRAPHY CLUB’S TWILIGHT CRUISE(黄昏巡游)
June 19, 5 p. m---8 p. m
﹒View Singapore’s wonderful skyline by night.
﹒Cruise past Kusu Island and Pulau Tekukor (Dove Island)
﹒Enjoy a great dinner under the starlit sky.
HURRY! VACANCIES ONLY FOR THE 1ST 20 PUPILS WHO SING UP.
Get your consent forms(同意书) from Miss Yu and return the forms with your payment($20) by 30 May.
* If there are more than 20 pupils interested in the cruise, priority (优先权) will be given to Geography Club*
32. A pupil who prefers not to spend any money can go for______.
33. Who will conduct the guitar lessons?
34. To go for the cruise, pupils need to ______.
35. If a pupil is going away for the holidays with his /her family from June 1 to June 7, he/she can still go for______.
The Internet consisted of millions of pages of data is the big source of information in the world . The World Wide Web is a computer network that allows computer users to have an access to information from millions of websites. It was invented in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee, he built his first computer while he was at university. He came up to the idea of the World Wide Web in 1989 while worked in Switzerland. Berners-Lee made possible for everyone to use the Internet. He designed the first "web browser", which allowed computer users to access document from other computers. The Internet had created thousands of millionaires. Besides,Berners-Lee is not one of them. He now only works as a lecturer in Boston.
What is your favourite colour? Do you like yellow, orange, red? ___36_ _ ___ . Do you prefer greys and blues? Then you are probably quiet, shy, and you would rather follow than lead. You tend to be pessimist. At least, this is what psychologists tell us, and they should know, because they have been seriously studying the meaning of colour preference, as well as the effect that colours have on human beings. __37_ _ ___ . If you happen to love brown, you did so, as soon as you opened your eyes, or at least as soon as you could see clearly.___38_ _ _ . A yellow room makes most people feel more cheerful and more relaxed than a dark green one; and a red dress brings warmth and cheer to the saddest winter day. ___39 _ __ . A black bridge over the Thames River, near London, used to be the scene of more suicides(自杀) than any other bridge in the area---until it was repainted green. The number of suicide attempts immediately fell sharply. Perhaps it would have fallen even more if the bridge had been done in pink or baby blue.
___40_ _ __ . It is an established fact that factory workers work better, harder, and have fewer accidents when their machines are painted orange rather than black or grey.
A.They tell us, among other facts, that we do not choose our favourite colour as grow up --- we are born with our preference.
71The man is a _____________(crime).How can people elect him as a government official?
72All the labs are furnished with modern _________________(equip).
73In ____________(conclude), shopping is a very different experience to what it used to be.
74I was going to be ___________(depend) and needed to learn this vital skill.
75_________________(addict) to the internet,as many adolescents do ,will have a negative effect on their mental health.
76The project _____________(design) to help landless people didn`t work out as planned.
77___________(anxious), she took the dress out of the package and tried it on, only to find it didn`t fit.
78It is___________ (legal) to read people`s private letters without permission.
79The __________(normal) bleeding is your body's own red flag of danger.
80He has been an active ____________(participate) in the discussion.
JM: It's nice to see you ,Xiao Li . And this is the first time I____61_ __(visit) your hometown .I've seen quite a lot of China , but this is one of the_______62_ ___(attract) places I've been to
XL: Yes, everyone says so . I feel very _______63_ ___(fortune) living here .
JM: You live in the northwest of Xiamen What's the climate like ?
XL: Pretty hot and wet in the summer,but it ______64__ __be quite cold in winter .
JM: Oh, look at that huge apartment block !
XL: Yes, they've just completed ____65_ ___. The rent for an apartment there is very high .
JM: I believe you ! This area's so modern !
XL: Yes, this is the business district . They've put ____66_ __a lot of high-rise buildings recently,____67_ _____ there are some great shopping malls .
JM: Maybe I could buy a few presents there .
XL: I'll take you there tomorrow . Now we are leaving the business district and ______68_ _(approach) the harbour . We're entering the western district , the most interesting part of the city .
JM: It seems lovely . Is that Gulangyu Island just across the water ?
XL: Yes,it is . It's a gorgeous island with some really interesting _____69__ ____(architect).
JM: So they tell me . Do you think we could stop and walk around for ___70__ _ while ?
XL: Yes ,we can park over there .
As a general rule, all forms of activity lead to boredom when they are performed on a routine(常规) basis. As a matter of fact, we can see this 41 at work in people of all 42 . For example, on Christmas morning, children are excited about 43 with their new toys. But their 44 soon wears off and by January those 45 toys can be found put away in the basement. The world is full of 46 stamp albums and unfinished models, each standing as a monument(纪念碑) to someone’s 47 interest. When parents bring home a pet, their child 48 bathes it and brushes its fur. Within a short time, however, the 49 of caring for the animal is handed over to the parents. Adolescents(青少年) enter high school with great 50 but are soon looking forward to 51 . The same is true of the young adults going to college. And then, how many 52 , who now complain about the long drives to work, 53 drove for hours at a time when they first 54 their driver’s licenses? Before people retire, they usually 55 to do a lot of 56 things, which they never had 57 to do while working. But 58 after retirement, the golfing, the fishing, the reading and all of the other pastimes(消遣) become as boring as the jobs they 59 . And, like the child in January, they go searching for new 60 .
DearSir or Madam:
Ihave heard the news that you are recruiting volunteers for the Winter OlympicGames to be held in2022.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________