1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
2. What did Carl do?
3. What does the man do?
4. When will the flight arrive?
5. How can the man improve his article?
6. What does Bill often do on Friday night?
7. Who watches musical plays most often?
8. Why does David want to speak to Mike?
9. What do we know about the speakers?
10.What kind of camera does the man want?
11.Which function is the man most interested in?
12.How much would the man pay for the second camera?
13.Who is Clifford?
14.Who suggested that Norman paint for children’s books?
15.What is Norman’s story based on?
16.What is it that shocked Norman?
17.Who would like to make small talk according to the speaker?
18.Why do people have small talk?
19.Which of the following is a frequent topic in small talk?
20.What does the speaker recommend at the end of his lecture?
21. Where is the House at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens open on Sundays in July?
22. What can visitors do at Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum?
23. Where should visitors go if they want to explore Wordsworth’s life?
24. In which aspect do children benefit from puzzle play?
25. What did Levine take into consideration when designing her experiment?
26. How do boys differ from girls in puzzle play?
27. What is the text mainly about?
28. What is the purpose of the fashion shows in New Orleans and Brooklyn?
29. Why are scientists concerned about nutria?
30. What does the underlined word "collapsed" in paragraph 5 probably mean?
31. What can we infer about wearing fur in New York according to Morgan?
32. Which word best describes the author's relationship with books as a child?
33. What does the underlined phrase "an added meaning" in paragraph 3 refer to?
34. What does the author call on other writers to do?
35. Which can be a suitable title for the text?
Emoji (表情符号) and Workplace Communication
In Asia, messaging platforms are growing rapidly, withusers in the hundreds of millions, both at work and play. __36__. It's beenreported that 76 percent of employees in some western countries are usingemojis at work.
Writtencommunications can often read as cold and dull. Using emojis can add humor andfeeling, keeping intention clear. ___37__, encouraging better and more frequentcommunication.
Inany given office, employees can range from age 22 to 70 and beyond, and findingcommon ground in communication style can be a challenge. __38__. While theyounger generations prefer to communicate visually, for those used to workingwith traditional tools like email, it may feel like a learning curve (曲线). The good news is thatit's simple to learn and can be worth the effort.
Thereis also the matter of tone (语气). Who hasn't received an email so annoying that it ruined an entireday? __39__. Emoji can help communication feel friendlier, and even a seriousnote can be softened with an encouraging smile.
__40__and emoji can contribute directly to that positive outcome. And when your employeesbegin adding smiling emojis to their business communication, you'll know you havesucceeded in improving your work culture.
A. Messages with emojis feel moreconversational
B. Even a formal email can seem cold andunfriendly
C. Sending smiling faces to colleagues mayseem strange
D. The popularity of these platforms isspreading globally
E. Giving employees the tools enables themto communicate honestly
F. Studies show that friendliercommunication leads to a happier workplace
G. An easy way to bring all workgenerations together is with a chat platform
It was just after sunrise on a June morning, “Nicolo,” whose real name cannot be__41__to the public because of Italy's privacy laws, __42__ working the whole night at a factory in Turin. As he often did, he stopped by the “after work auction (拍卖)”__43__ by the Italian police where things__44__ on the trains were sold to the highest bidder. There, among many other things, Nicolo spotted two paintings he thought would look __45__ above his dining room table. Nicolo and another bidder__46__ until Nicolo finally won the paintings for $32.
When Nicolo retired and went to live in Sicily, he 47 the paintings with him. He hung them above the same table he had 48 from Turin. His son, age 15, who had 49_ an art appreciation class, thought that there was something 50 about the one with a young girl sitting on a garden chair. It was signed (签名) “Bonnato” or so he thought, but when he 51 it, he only found “Bonnard, ”a French 52 he had never heard of. He bought a book and was 53 to find a picture of the artist Pierre Bonnard sitting on the same chair in the same 54 as his father's painting
“That’s the garden in our picture. ”Nicolo'son told his father. They 55 learned that the painting they 56 was called “The Girl with Two Chairs.”They 57 the other painting and learned that it was 58 Paul Gauguin's “Still Life of Fruit on a Table with a Small Dog.”The 59 called the Italian Culture Ministry; the official confirmed that the paintings were 60 and worth as much as $50 million.
41. A. attached B. allocated C. exposedD. submitted
42. A. finished B. delayed C.considered D. tried
43. A. attended B. reserved C.cancelled D. run
44. A. shown B. found C. kept D. hidden
45. A. nice B. familiar C. useful D.real
46. A. battled B. debated C. discussedD. bargained
47. A. held B. left C. registered D.brought
48. A. chosen B. received C. ordered D.moved
49. A. missed B. failed C. taken D. led
50. A. concrete B. unusual C.unappealing D. natural
51. A. appreciated B. touched C.researched D. witnessed
52. A painter B. designer C. author D.actor
53. A. expected B. surprised C. anxiousD.ready
54. A. room B. kitchen C. hall D.garden
55. A. apparently B. confidently C.eventually D. temporarily
56. A. owned B. borrowed C. sold D.stole
57. A. collected B. cleaned C. framedD. studied
58. A. suitably B. actually C. rightlyD.specifically
59. A. girl B. artist C. family D.police
60. A. copies B. originalsC. models D. presents
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