30. A notice will be put up_____ information about the closing dates for entering exams.
27. You’d better make the plants shorter, ______ they will interrupt the views from the house.
28. You must learn to read people, ______ will be necessary if you work in a team.
29. Ann forgot ______ she had left the car and it took her half an hour to find it in the parking lot.
32. ––Do you mind if I smoke here?
––I suggest you go to the separate room ______ for smokers.
35. As a doctor, I spend most of the time with my patients, and that’s ______ it is in my day.
21. ––What would you like, beer or juice?
––______. Give me some Cola please.
22. You ______ worry about me. I’ve decided to join a local health club.
24. I wonder whether his hearing is okay ______ he has turned the television up very loud.
25. ––Have you asked Peter for advice?
––No, he ______ someone, so I didn’t disturb him.
26. ______ made the dining room extra special is its polished wooden floor.
33.The driver was really careless, otherwise the traffic accident ______.
34.Wait a moment. The director _____ her assistant pick up some sandwiches for the meeting.
31.Social and cultural activities for senior citizens ______ over the past several years.
23. ______ more about our university courses, write to this address.
A Pen That Draws in Any Color
The Scribble is amagical pen that can scan colors and instantly reproduce the colors. Hold the Scribble’s scanner up to any color, and within a second that color is stored in its memory.Once stored, that color can be used to draw on paperor on a digital screen.
Children will love the Scribble because it can create different colors, replacing even their biggest box of crayons (蜡笔). Besides, anyone working with color in their professional lives, such as artists, will be able to scan and reproduce colors instantly.
The Scribble isthebestcolor—Green
One of the most importantcharacteristics of the Scribble is that, since it can reproduce any color, it replaces marking pens, greatly reducing the huge amount of plastic waste.
There will be two different versions of the Scribble, the Scribble INK and the Scribble STYLUS. The INK will be able to reproduce exact colors on paper. It includes a color sensor, 1 GB of internal memory that will store over 100,000 colors, a rechargeable battery, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a processor and 5 ink cartridges (盒). The STYLUS is exactly the same as the INK, minus the ink cartridge as it is intended for use on screen.
We’ve been in the design process for two years and the Scribble has gone through various design changes to get it to where we are now. Because of its small size we have created someideas never seen before in the color reproduction industry. We created the Scribble for YOU and want you to be a part of the process!
Thank you so much for your concern about the Scribble. Thank you also for your support! Make sure to bookmark our website and check back often to see the progress as well as the updated times for production and delivery of your Scribble.
56. According to the passage, the Scribble ______.
57. How is the Scribble different from other pens?
58. The main purpose of the passage is to ______.
Looking good, feeling good
Born to a model mom and a suit maker dad, fashion was actually in my blood.I always had a strong desire to dress in a certain way and to stand out from the crowd.
Imademy own toys whenI was a young child and sewed my first skirt at just 10 years old.Afriend’s mother took one look at my skirt and told me that I should be a patternmaker. In high school I started making my own clothes, mostly changing other things because I never liked anything how it was when I bought it. During the last two years of school, I worked part-time for a small business that made hand-painted silk clothingand bags. The owner became the teacher who got me into design in the first place. Another useful bit of work experience then came when I worked at a showroom during fashion week andfound it very exciting. From there I worked at a top clothing store while I got my business started.
For my business I started out with the idea that everything I did would be hand-made and one-of-a-kind, specially made for one individual who hopefully had the same tastes as me. Every morning I jumped out of bed,went to my studio and worked on my projects. This just showed how enthusiastic I felt about my work. And at night I even dreamed of new designs!
Fashion design is functional art. What I mean is that it’s something close to you and something you can touch and feel, and actually interact with. My advice to any young person who wants to be a fashion designer is to get the basic skills early on, such as sewing and pattern-making. Even if you end up specializing, it’s really important to understand all aspects of design in order to make high-quality clothes.
Also, if you dream of having your own clothing line, the best thing to do is start wearing your clothes. You have to try and do this because that’s the way you’re going to develop something that’s all yours and unlike anyone else’s. I passionately believe that the right clothing can make people feel better and give them more confidence.
59. When the author was in high school, she ______.
60. What does the underlined word “functional” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
61. What advice does the author give to those who want to be fashion designers?
62. According to the author, well-designed clothes _______.
Finding the Real You
Psychometric testing—personality testing—has been very popular nowadays as studies show their results to be three times more accurate in predicting your job performance. These testsare now included in almost all graduate recruitment (招聘) andare widely used in the selection ofmanagers.
The most popular of these personality tests is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It is based on the theory that we are born with a tendency to one personality type which stays more or less fixed throughout life. You answer 88 questions and are then given your “type”, such as Outgoing or Quiet, Feeling orThinking.
Critics of personality testing raise doubts about “socialengineering”. Psychologist Dr. Colin Gill warns that the“popular” personality traits (特性) have their disadvantages. “People who areextremely open to new experiences can be butterflies,going from one idea to the next without mastering anyof them.” However, the psychometric test is here tostay, which may be why a whole sub-industry on cheatingpersonality tests has sprung up. “It’s possible to cheat,” admits Gill, “but having to pretend to be the person you are at work will be tiring and unhappy and probably short-lived.”
So can we change our personality? “Your basic personalityis fixed by the time you’re 21,”says Gill,“but it can beaffected by motivation and intelligence. If you didn’t have the personality type to be a doctor but desperately wanted to be one and were intelligent enough to master the skills, you could still go ahead. But trying to go too much against type for too long requires much energy and is actually to be suffered for long. I think it’s why we’re seeing this trend for downshifting—too many peopletryingtofitintoatypethattheyaren’t really suited for.”
Our interestin personalitynow existsin every part of our lives. If you ask an expert for advice on anything, you’ll probably be quizzed about your personality. But if personalitytestshaveanyvaluetous,perhapsitisto free us from the idea thatallofusarefullofpotential, and remind us of what we are.Astheysayinonetest when they ask for your age: pick the one you are, not theone you wish you were.
67. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on the belief that ______.
68. According to Dr. Gill,what is the problem with personality tests?
69. In Dr. Gill’s view, how easy is it tochange your personality?
70. What final conclusion does the author reach about the value of personality tests?
PhoneSoap: Charge and Clean Your Phone
You may charge your phone every day, but do you clean your phone as much? Whatever your hands touch, your phones touch. It has been discovered that some phones have 18 times more bacteria and virusesthan any surface in a public restroom. So it probably won’t surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have bacteria and viruses on them—specifically, the bacteria called E. coli.
The research on bacteria and virusesled to the invention of PhoneSoap. It is not actually liquid like dishwasher soap. It is a phone charger that uses the electromagnetic radiation (辐射) used in hospitals to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, cleaning your phone while it charges.
“There are really certain types of bacteria and viruses that we should not be in touch with, and they are really on our phones,” says Wes Barnes, the PhoneSoap co-founder. It all started while his cousin and co-founder, Dan LaPorte, was in his cancer research lab at college. “He realized he got the idea of getting rid of bacteria and viruses on the phones,” said Barnes. “In the lab they used UV-C light for destroying them. He realized this would be the fastest, most powerful way to kill anybacteria and viruses living on electronic machines.”
PhoneSoap looks like a little metal suitcase. Your phone rests in to charge and get cleaned at the same time. Instead of plugging your phone into the wall, you’d plug it into the PhoneSoap charger box. The process only takes a few minutes but, Barnes says, “The idea is that you can leave it in there overnight if you want to keep charging. Reflective paint keeps the light completely around the phone so it cleans the phone fully.”
The co-founders spent 2013 finding the right companies and they started shipping the product in late November. By last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PhoneSoap was all grown-up. Both co-founders have left their previous jobs and are selling PhoneSoap nonstop. “We’re shipping almost more than we can handle each day,” Barnes says. “It’s been a great adventure.”
63. We can learn from the first paragraph that ______.
64. According to the passage, PhoneSoap ______.
65. From what Barnes said in the last paragraph, we can infer that ______.
66. What’s the passage mainly about?
假设你是红星中学高三学生李华，请根据以下四幅图的先后顺序，介绍你在伦敦冬令营期间与同学们自行前往博物馆的完整过程，并以“My Experience in London”为题，给校刊“英语园地”写一篇英文稿件。
My Experience in London
Last wintervacation, my classmates and I went to London to attend a winter camp.
How northern Europeans beat the winter blues
Ask a child from northern Europe to draw two pictures—one on a rainy day and a second inthesunshine—and this is what you will get: in the first, as raindrops fall from the top of the page,the man behind the window has an unhappy expression. When a yellow sun sends out some light from the corner, theman is smiling.
Northern Europeans associate rain with sadness and sunshine with happiness. They think this is truebecause they are so aware of how their environment affectsthem. ___71___In October 2008, a groupof researchers examined the influence of different daily weather factors, including temperature,wind and sunlight, on 1,200 participants. The conclusion was that good or bad weather had little effect on people’s feelings.___72___ A personwho is upset on dark or cold dayssuffers from a negative mood(情绪), and he will be likely to experience a sad winter. Thisis the basis of an illness called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). ___73___
AniKalayjian, professor of psychology at Fordham University, advisesthat weshould take steps to strengthen the brain’s system againstweather-driven mood changes. Research on SAD has been focused on the brain’s response to darkness and light. When our eyes detectdarkness, the brain gives off melatonin, which starts sleep cycles. ___74___It takes over to help us wake up and feel better when we detect light. “We can encourage people to take charge of their feelings,” says Kalayjian. “Wetell them to leave the computers and theindoor games and get out there in the sun. ___75___”
A Person Who Has Influenced My Life
There is always a time in one’s life when a hero comes along. Someone who has inspired you can really help you learn what life is about.
I __36__ it as if it was yesterday. I was fifteen years old that year. It was around eight o’clock one evening when my mother __37__ a phone call from her brother-in-law, who told us my aunt was in hospital and that the doctor __38__ themshe would need an operation immediately. My family became very __39__ about my aunt’s situation.
While my aunt was in the hospital with special __40__, my cousin Mark, who is mentally disabled, spent time with my family. Mark was seventeen at the time, and had been born with severe mental disorders, which __41__ a wide range of social and physical problems for him throughout everyday life. He never had any true friend__42__ no one could relate to him. I must __43__ that at the beginning I was filled with uncertainty as to how much of a__44__ my cousin would bring on my family. Now looking back it saddens me to see the __45__ I once showed.
Over the two weeks when Mark lived with my family, I probably __46__ more about life and its meanings. Thinking back, I took __47__ in daily life for granted, believing it would always be there. I never even thought about being able to do things like walking, brushing my teeth, or going to the bathroom on my own. Now I see how__48__ I am to be able to do these things independently.
Mark was seventeen, but learned on a nine-year-old __49__. Although his learning ability was slower than most, he could still learn. He explored __50__ to do most of the things everyone else did. __51__ he did pretty well and succeeded at almost everything he tried to do. He __52__ his illness and showed an ambition to love life. To him, having a successful life means achieving goals on his own terms and at his own __53__.
Mark is my hero, for his disability has forever __54__ my viewpoint on life. It seems like a well-deserved life when you’re fifteen, and it is amazing how in a period of time your point of view can change so __55__.