Oxford Summer Academy,Oxford
The Oxford Summer Academy is a specialized program for 16-19-year-olds who want a taste of life at one of the world's most well-known universities.Activities range from morning tutorials（辅导）to afternoon electives that are designed to broaden students' understanding of what they'll be studying and how to be excellent in their chosen fields.
Ardmay House,Long Loch,Scotland
Ardmay House is the sort of adventure camp that makes adults jealous.Campers are presented with Lord of The Rings type settings to feel and try new things.With activities like climbing,beach art,fashion shows and quiz nights, kids are brought closer to nature and their peers in a fun and safe environment.
Uppingham Summer School,Uppingham
The Uppingham Summer School offers an impressive variety of summer courses from arts and crafts to theatre, cookery and sports.It was their Creativity Technologies Powerhouse that caught our eye when researching camps for this article.The course covers everything from iPhone app and design to computer game design,film-making,robot design and music technology.It's basically a course that takes them through the most exciting technology among the modem media.It's an amazing environment for kids to learn and grow in.
Learn and Experience,Yorkshire
Learn and Experience focuses on giving kids from the UK and abroad a chance to interact and have a good time with one another,an experience that makes them grow as individuals.With half the campers coming from abroad,it's a golden opportunity for curious kids to put their geography classes into practice without having to leave the country.
21.Who will be most interested in Oxford Summer Academy? （ ）
22.The Uppingham Summer School attracts kids mainly because of . （ ）
23.A student who wants to put his geography knowledge to practical use will go to . （ ）
Children often suffer pain and insecurity when their parents separate.When my ex-husband and I split up after 10 years of marriage,our daughter was 5 years old and my son only 3.We decided to consult a psychologist about the best way to explain this new situation to the children.
She shared with us this special story about a land turtle and a sea turtle,which we then used to help them better comprehend.
Once upon a time,a land turtle (Mommy) met a sea turtle (Daddy) close to a beautiful shore.Soon they fell deeply in love and decided to get married.For a time,they continued to live at the water's edge so that Mommy could sit on the sand and keep dry and warm,while Daddy sat in the shallow water to keep cool.A few years later two baby turtles arrived (you both!).They were very special indeed and looked a little like each of their parents.
But as the years went by,Daddy sea turtle started spending more and more time in the ocean as he traveled deeper and deeper to look for pearls.Mommy land turtle also started wandering up into the sands to hunt for food in the woods.Little by little,Daddy and Mommy turtle started to drift further and further apart.Finally one day,Mommy and Daddy turtle decided they didn't want to live together anymore.The little turtles continued to spend time with each of their parents.They made lots of friends with all the fish,dolphins and whales in the ocean and also many friends with the rabbits,deer,and foxes in the woods.In fact they grew up to be a new kind of turtle that could live both in the ocean and on the land.
Over the years,this tale of the land and sea turtle has helped my children cope with and accept the fact that my marriage to their father was over.They know that we once loved each other very much and they were born out of true love.
24.The underlined “They” in the second paragraph refers to . （ ）
25.When the parents divorce,their children often feel . （ ）
26.In the third paragraph,the underlined phrase “drift apart” probably means . （ ）
27.We can probably find the passage in the column “ ”. （ ）
The Humane Society of Utah,a non-profit organization,is the largest shelter in the state because it takes every animal that can be lawfully accepted.The shelter employed photographer Guinevere Shuster,from New York,who came up with a creative way to find new homes for the dogs.She took lively photos for them.
The 31-year-old created sets of four pictures showing the playful and serious sides of each animal.Guinevere Shuster tried her best to show these dogs the way they'd really look if you allowed them into your life.She said,“I'm always trying to imagine better ways to make the poor animals attractive to the public.The photos show their great personalities and are a much better way than presenting them as the sad dogs waiting to be taken home.I'm lucky because I get to connect the two things I love most,animals and photography.”
Guinevere says she finds it easy to work with dogs.She said,“It's just me and the dog in the office so they can pay their attention to the photo-taking.I use a lot of treats and some funny noises I've learned to get the dogs' attention. A fun method is to throw treats at the dogs-it's useful for getting unusual looks from them.”
Since starting the project,a number of dogs have been taken home by dog lovers after they saw Guinevere's pictures on the Humane Society of Utah's Facebook page.In the last three years,she has photographed more than 4,000 animals.This year,the shelter has placed nearly 9,000 homeless pets into their permanent homes.
32.The Humane Society of Utah is . （ ）
33.What can we know about Guinevere Shuster? （ ）
34.Which statement is TRUE according to the passage? （ ）
35.What is the author's attitude towards this project? （ ）
71.短文改错Our class paid a visit to a senior's home last Sunday. As soon as we got to there,we first did a thorough cleaning. Some swept and mopping the floor. Some cleaned the windows or others did some washing. An hour late,the rooms looked clean and tidy and took on a newly look.Then we were divided into two group. One group gave a wonderful performance who the elderly enjoyed very much; the other group taught those interested in English some daily expressions.All the elderly had good time with them.When lunch time came,we had to say goodbye for them.
Proper diet and regular exercise seem to be the only methods for losing weight.However,the importance of water should be added in the process.While medical science has proven the positive effects of water,most people still do not drink enough each day.
The reason why water is so important for weight loss has something to do with metabolism（新陈代谢）of fat. The liver（肝脏）is in charge of this process when it comes to turning stored fat in-to energy.However,the liver is also responsible for helping the kidneys（肾脏）that need enough water in order to function properly.The liver has to perform all the functions of the kidneys on its own when they are short of water.This means the liver doesn't have enough energy to metabolize fat.So,drinking water allows the kidneys to focus on their job and the liver to focus on its job.
Also,studies have shown that water can make us feel full when drunk before meals.Without even making an effort,most people who drink a glass of water before a meal will eat 33% less.This is due in part to the fact that they simply get fuller quicker because the water is taking up space.The other reason is that the food will expand as soon as it hits the water-filled stomach.
Water is important for every aspect of the health of the human body.By drinking more water and improving the health of the body,weight loss goals can be achieved with greater ease.
28.Which of the following is not mentioned in the passage as a way to lose weight? （ ）
29.The liver has to take over the job of the kidneys when . （ ）
30.Why can we lose weight by drinking water before meals? （ ）
31.Which of the following would be the best title for this passage? （ ）
Many couples are quite puzzled about this question. How can lovers be devoted to each other for long? Actually, they just complain about their marriage to their partners all the time, not _(know) how to deal with the marriage crisis.
“Before we were _ (marry), my husband was a caring man”, a wife once told me. “It seemed that he would love me till the end of the world. Since we got married, he _ (become) a lazy bone. He watches ball games more than he watches me. He has changed so much that I can_ (hard) bear him.”
“Very funny,” answered the husband. “But have you looked at yourself lately? Several years ago, you were very beautiful. Now you wear that old dress. If I've changed from _ energetic man to a lazy one, then you've changed yourself from a _ (beauty) lady to an ugly one.” This hurtful but childish _ (argue) shows how couples, instead of looking for love, may look for all the _ (fault) that his/her partner has in their daily life.
Honestly speaking, how we see our partners often depends more _ how we are than how they are. It is a way of seeing. Husbands and wives are not audience _ participant observers in each others’ life. Remember that the law of lasting love is to look at your lover with love.
Do you ever wonder if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing with your life? What if you have potential talents that could lead you to a new path and change everything for the better?
_The following tips will help you discover your potential strength.
●Do what you love.
One sure way to get yourself moving in the right direction is to do more of the things that make you feel good. _That might lead to writing a book or a movie or a career in writing. If baking treats for friends and neighbors gives you great pleasure, take it one step further. Upgrade your packaging and look into selling your goodies at a local market.
●Complete some assessment activities.
_While none of them is perfect,each of them can help you realize the types of your strengths.
It's not always easy to self-identify what we're good at. So go and ask your friends what they think your strengths are. You might be surprised at what they have to say. Are you creative, organized,or socially outgoing? Sometimes your friends are more aware of your strengths than you.
●Find a guide.
If you have an idea of where your potential strengths lie,it may help to find a person who has achieved success in a related area.Chances are that your guide would be happy to share tips and motivations to help you. Use this relationship to get hands-on experience. _Ask the owner of a shop you admire if you can work part time or volunteer in order to learn the business and see if it suits you.
In March 2007, I was recovering from an operation for breast cancer and going through a terrible time. I spent my days at home _everything to myself. Then one of my colleagues suggested _ ,“Why don't you pick a couple of days and go to Ireland and escape?” I _ the tip.
The trip was fun,but when I got on the _to go home, I wasn't feeling well. My plan was to sleep for the _journey, but the guy next to me looked good-hearted for a conversation_he had kind eyes.
“I had an operation,”I said _ .‘‘I had breast cancer.’’ He paused for a moment and said,“What's wrong with that? Breast cancer is just a small _of you, like going to college or getting married.” I could feel my eyes _up with tears.
“Don't think too much of your problem,”he said. “Instead, think about how many people you could help.”
I had tears coming down my face, and said, “I can't _ I'm crying in front of you, I don't _ know you.”
“Look,you have a _ in life,” he said.“You can either _your things deep in your pockets and take them to your grave, or you can help someone.”
I've always been a very _person, and aside from the few people who needed to know, I'd kept my illness secret. I didn't want to be _by my weakness.
But this man, whose name was Ken Duane, showed me that my illness gave me _because it gave me the ability to _ someone else's load. I decided at that moment that I was going to try to help others by sharing my story _ , in hopes of inspiring those who were in the same or similar situation.Later that year, I talked about my illness and my _ with Ken on air.
I am forever _ that I never took a nap on that flight over the Atlantic.