After four silent years, the 27 -year-old British singer Adele Adkins has finally introduced herself to the world again with Hello, the opening song from her third album 25, which will come out on Nov. 20.
Although Adele is a very successful singer now, music wasn’t always what she saw herself doing. At age 10, when she saw her grandmother’s pain over the death of Adele s grandfather, she pictured herself as a heart surgeon.
“I wanted to fix people’s hearts,”she told the UK music website i-D, remembering the childhood interest she’d had in biology classes until she found out that her real talent was for singing.
Adele didn’t; go to medical school, but many would agree that she still has healing (治愈) powers. Her songs find the kind of memory every listener holds somewhere in their heart. This kind of feeling is what people have always liked in Adele,” said The Telegraph. “She writes a pop diary，sharing the simple secrets of her heart.”
Most successful pop stars make albums at a fast pace, but not Adele. After her second album 21 won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, she made it clear with her label that she would spend “four or five years” making her next album. She told magazine. “I won’t come out with new music until it’s better than 27.”
Instead of seeking fame, Adele remained silent and moved to the countryside. In her free time, she loved to watch TV series Teen Mom, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead.
Living life as normally as possible is important to the singer’s art. “Nobody wants to listen to a record from someone who，s not living in the real world,”Adele told i-D.“So I live a low-key life for my fans.”
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23. Why doesn’t Adele want to make albums at a fast pace?（）
24. What can we know about Adele?（）
Many managers believe that overworking is an evidence of devotion from their employees’ side. Still few others regard this custom as a threat to the worked work-life balance, which may negatively influence the level of productivity and efficiency.
Employees at Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen won’t be putting in much overtime. Not in the office, at any rate. because eve day at 6：00 pm, their desks, tables and other work surfaces, with their computers attached, are lifted to the ceiling by steel cables (绳索) normally used to move heavy props (道具) in theatrical productions. If you leave a half-eaten sandwich on your desk, you’ve out of luck.
“Once the chairs and other workplace paraphernalia are cleared away, the space is free for evening and weekend use as a dance floor, yoga studio... or anything else you can think of-the floor is actually you,” director Sander Veenendaal said.
In a way, the office space itself is working overtime for Heldergroen, bringing about lots of publicity and carrying an enlightened (有启发的) message of career-life balance far and wide. “We think that doing activities like this makes it easier for people to work here,” says Veenendaal. “You know when it is time to relax or do something else that inspires you.”
That sounds awesome. There’s just one catch, In the morning, the desks reappear and everybody has to go back to work.
25. What can we learn about the employees at Heldergroen?（）
26. What Hoes the underlined word “paraphernalia” in Paragraph 3 refer to?（）
27. What does the author think of the Heldergroen’s office design?（）
Crime fighters could have a new tool at hand. Researchers have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently used by law enforcement.
DNA testing is commonly used for identification because DNA is unique to each individual (个体).However, environmental and chemical processes can degrade DNA, limiting its usefulness over time. Protein (蛋白质)in hair，on the other hand, is more stable than DNA but can also have variations (变异体）that may be unique to the individual.
“Our analysis process can be used universally,” says Ms. Huang. “One of our samples (样本) even included dyed hair and the test was 100 per cent accurate. The test was able to distinguish East Asians, Caucasians and South Asians.”
Dr. Beauchemin says she has got in touch with law enforcement agencies about using the new technology- She is also planning to collect more hair samples and continue her research with a goal of finding where exactly in the world hair sample .s from, to look for more races and determine specific age.
“We are in a very similar place with protein-based identification to where DNA testing was during the early days of development,” said chemist Brad Hart. “Thus method will be a game-hanger, and while we’ve made a lot of progress toward improving it, there are steps to go before this new technique is able to reach its full potential.”
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29. Which will be the most useful in identifying a person according to Brad Hart?（）
30. What’s the advantage of the protein-based identification over DNA testing?（）
31. What can be inferred from the last paragraph of the text?（）
The English have a difficult and，generally speaking，dysfunctional (不协调的) relationship with clothes. Their main problem is that they have a desperate need for rules, and are unable to get along without them. Tins helps to explain why they have an international reputation for dressing in general very badly, but with specific areas of excellence. such as high-class men’s suits, ceremonial costume, and innovative (革新的) street fashion. In other words, we English dress best when we are “in uniform”.
You may be surprised that 1 am including “innovative street fashion” in the category of uniform. Surely the parrot-haired punks (朋克摇滚乐迷) or the Victorian vampire Goths are being original, not following rules? It’s true that they all look different and eccentric（奇特的）but in fact they all look eccentric in exactly the same way. They are wearing a uniform. The only truly eccentric dresser in this country is the Queen, who pays no attention to fashion and continues to wear what she likes, a kind of 1950s fashion, with no regard for anyone else’s opinion. However, it is true that the styles invented by young English people are much more eccentric than any other nation’s street fashion, We may not be individually eccentric, apart from the Queen, but we have a sort of collective eccentricity, and we appreciate originality in dress even if we do not individually have it.
Another “rule” of behavior I had discovered was that it is very important for the English not to take themselves too seriously, to be able to laugh at themselves. However, it is well known that most teenagers tend to take themselves a bit too seriously.
The Goths, in their scaring black costumes, certainly look as if they are taking themselves seriously. But when I got into conversation with them, I discovered that they too had a sense of humor. I was once chatting to a Goth in the full vampire costume--with a white face, deep purple lipstick, and black parrot-hair. I saw he was also wearing a T-shirt with “Goth”. “Why are you wearing that?” I asked. “It’s in case you don’t realize I’m a Goth,” he answered，pretending to be serious. We both burst out laughing.
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33. Who is individually eccentric in dressing?（）
34. Which of the following can best describe the Goths?（）
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Although people value intelligence---understanding, reasoning, the ability to learn---they also respect wisdom, or the knowledge and experience that they gain over a lifetime. In some ways, wisdom is like beauty: we value it, we desire it, we know it when we see it, but it is nearly impossible to pin down such a nice quality. bd blank
（1）Working at being social.
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Wisdom involves being able to understand all sides of an issue without letting personal feelings gel in the way. Owning your mind means realizing that everyone has a life story that influences their actions. During the course of every day, make a note of the issues that annoy you, and take a moment to see them from the other side.
（3） Learning how to say “I could be wrong”.
A wise person understands that it is impossible to know everything and that life is likely to take unexpected turns. bd blank Admitting that there are times when you could be mistaken will go a long way in strengthening your fame.
（4） Reading the news.
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Almost everyone has the potential to become wiser, particularly if you strengthen these habits.
A. Practicing being open-minded.
B. Sharing good news with your friends.
C. But researchers have tried and here's what they’ve found.
D. Recognizing your errors can lead only to even greater wisdom.
E. Make an effort to join a new club, or invite an old friend for coffee.
F. You do not have to admit your mistakes if you are really unwilling to.
G. You cannot make balanced choices unless you understand world circumstances.
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Sam looked like he was about to cry with bd blank. We started up the other engine, bd blank, and arrived in Macon about 40 minutes later.
Early Christmas morning, Sam’s mother came by and bd blank a tin of cookies with a note of thanks. Jim looked at it, bd blank, and read it aloud, “Thank you for what you’ve done. Sam has been dreaming about becoming a pilot. bd blank, he’s got cancer…”
A small bd blank deed that one does can make a big difference to someone else’s life.
When Dad told me I was going to take a scuba diver training course, I was really excited. I thought I’d be like those people on TV, bd blank (play) with fish.
In the pool, Rob, my instructor, demanded we do what he did. One of the drills bd blank (be) to take our masks off at the bottom of the deep end, replace them, bd blank clear them of water. I wasn’t doing that because I couldn’t open my eyes underwater or keep water out of my nose. I bd blank (terrify) and made excuse after excuse about bd blank I couldn’t do it. Rob walked over and said, “Alaya, you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to. Nobody is forcing you.” Though I said I wasn’t going to do it, my bd blank (foot) carried me toward the pool.
With my eyes tightly bd blank (close)，I dived in and made my way to bd blank other end. The water felt unnatural against my face. I bd blank (quick) threw on my mask and started clearing it of water. Rob gave me thumbs up. I learned a big lesson: there is nothing to fear but fear bd blank (it).
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Zhou Yan is the Senior Three student. Last week, he goes to see a doctor because of his arms and fingers hurt. The doctor told him the fact that had a “mobile phone disease”. Zhou sent messages for his friends with his mobile phone all the time, even in bed. Zhou started to do badly in all the exam because he spent so many time on his mobile phone. He didn’t stop use the mobile phone until his arms hurt. Yang Ling, which is an expert from a health center, said students should try to use their mobile phones less, especial at school.