In the coming months, we are bringing together artists form all over the globe, to enjoy speaking shakespeare’s plays in their own language, in our globe, within the architecture shakespeare wrote for.please come and join us.
National Theatre Of China Beijing|Chinese
This great occasion(盛会) will be the national theatre of china’s first visit to the uk. The company’s productions show the new face of 21st century chinese theatre. This production of
Shakespeare’s Richard III will be directed by the National’s Associate Director,Wang Xiaoying.
Date&Time:Saturday 28 April,2.30pm&Sunday 29April,1.30pm&6.30pm
MarjanishviliTheatre Tbilisi l Georgian
One of the most famous theatres in Georgia,theMarjanishvili,founded in 1928,appears regularly at theatre festivals all overthe world. This new production of As You Like It is helmed（指导）by the company’sArtistic Director Levan Tsuladze.
Date & Time :Friday 18May,2.30pm&Sunday19May,7.30pm
DeafinitelyTheater London l BritishSign Language （BSL）
By translating the rich and humourous taxt of Love’sLabour’s Lost into the physical language of BSL,Deafinitely Thertre creates anew interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy and aims to build a bridge betweendeaf and hearing worlds by performing to both groups as one audience.
Date&Time:Tueaday 22 May,2.30pm&Wednesday 23May,7.30pm
HabimaNational Theatre Tel Aviv l Hebrew
The Habima is the centre of Hebrew-languege theatreworldwide,Founded in Moscow after the 1905 revolution,the company eventuallysettled in Tel Aviv in the late 1920s,Since 1958,they have been recognized asthe national theatre of Israel.This production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant ofVenice marks their first visit to the UK.
Date Date&Time:Monday 28May,7.30&Tuesday 29May,7.30pm
(21)which play will be performed by the NationalTheatre of China? A.Richard Ⅲ. B.Lover’s Labour’s Lost C.As YouLike It D.The merchant ofVenice
(22)What is special about Deafinnitely Theatre?A.Tthas two groups of actors B.It is theleading theatre in LondonC.It performs plays in BSL D.It is good at prducting comedies
(23)When can you see a play in Hebrew?A.Onsuturday28Apil. B.On Sunday 29 April C.OnTuesday 22 May. D. On Tuesday 29MayB
I first met Paul Newman in 1968, when George Roy Hill, the director of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, introduced us in New York City. When the studio didn’t want me for the film— it wanted somebody as well known as Paul— he stood up for me. I don’t know how many people would have done that; they would have listened to their agents or the studio powers.
The friendship that grew out of the experience of making that film and The Sting four years later had its root in the fact that although there was an age difference, we both came from a tradition of theater and live TV. We were respectful of craft（技艺）and focused on digging into the characters we were going to play. Both of us had the qualities and virtues that are typical of American actors: humorous, aggressive, and making fun of each other— but always with an underlying affection. Those were also at the core （核心）of our relationship off the screen.
We shared the brief that if you’re fortunate enough to have success, you should put something back— he with his Newman’s Own food and his Hole in the Wall camps for kids who are seriously ill, and me with Sundance and the institute and the festival. Paul and I didn’t see each other all that regularly, zxx.k but sharing that brought us together. We supported each other financially and by showing up at events.
I last saw him a few months ago. He’d been in and out of the hospital.He and I both knew what the deal was,and we didn’t talk about it.Ours was a relationship that didn’t need a lot of words.
(24)Why was the studio unwilling to give the role to author at first?A.Paul Newman wanted it. B.The studio powers didn’t like his agent. C.He wasn’t famous enough. D.The director recommended someone else.
(25)Why did Paul and the author have a lasting friendship? A.They were of the same dge. B.They worked in the same theater. C.They were both good actors. D.They han similar charactertics.
(26)What does the underlined word “that” in paragraph 3 refer to? A.Their belief. B.Their care for chileden.C.Their success.D.Their support for each other.
(27)What is the author’s purpose in writing the test?A.To show his love of films. B.To remember a friend.C.To introduce a new movie.D.To share his acting experience.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文，主要讲述了作者与Paul Newman之间的友情，当制片人不想让我参加电影时，Paul Newman站起来为我说话，因此建立了深厚的友谊。在此以后的很多年了，两人一直相互扶持，相互鼓励，因此两人友谊维持了很多年。
Terrafugia Inc .said Monday that its new flying car has completed its first flight,bringing the company closer to its goal of selling the flying car within the next year.The wehicle-named the Transition – has two seats wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car.The Transition,which flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes last month, can reach around 70 miles per hour on the road and 115 in the flies using a 23-gallon tank of gas and bums 5 gallons per hour in the air. On the ground, it gets 35 miles per gallon.
Around 100 peoplehave already put down a $10,000 deposit to get a Transition when they go onsale, and those numbers will likely rise after Terrafugia introduces theTransition to the public later this week at the New York Auto Show. But don’t expect it to show up in too many driveways.It’s expected to cost $279,000.And it won’t help if you’re stuck in traffic. The car needs a runway.
Inventors have been trying to make flying carssince the 1930s, according to Robert Mann, an airline industry expert. But Mannthinks Terrafugia has come closer than anyone to making the flying car areality. The govemment has already permitted z&xxkthe company to usespecial materials to make it easier for the vehicle to fly. The Transition is now going through crash tests to make sureit meets federal safety siandards.
Mann said Terrafugia was helped by the Federal AviationAdministration’s decision five years ago to create a separate set of standardsfor light sport aircraft, which are lower than those for pilots of largerplanes. Terrafugia says an owner would need to pass a test and complete 20 hours of flying time to be able to fly the Transition,a requirement pilots would find relatively easy to meet.
(28) What is the first paragraph mainly about?A. The basicdata of the Transition. B. Theadvantages of flying cars. C. The potential market for flying cars. C. The designers of the Transition.
(29) Why is the Transition unlikely to show up in toomany driveways?A. It causers traffic jams. B. It is difficult to operate.C.It is very expensive. D. Itbums too much fuel.
(30) What is the govemment’s attitude to thedevelopment of the flying
car? A. Cautious B. Favorable. C. Ambiguous. D. Disapproving.
(31) What is the best title for the text?A. Flying Carat Auto Show B. The Transition’s FistFlight C.Pilots’Dream Coming True D. Flying Car Closer to Reality
When a leafy plant is under attack ，it doesn’t sit quietly. Back in 1983,two scientists,Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin,reported that young maple trees getting bitten by insects send out a particular smell that neighboring plants can get. These chemicals come from the injured parts of the plant and seem to be an alarm.What the plants pump through the air is a mixture of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds,VOCs for short.
Scientists have found that all kinds of plants give out VOCs when being attacked .It’s a plant’s way of crying out.But is anyone listening?Apparently.Because we can watch the neighbours react.
Some plants pump out smelly chemicals to keep insects away.But others do double duty .They pump out perfumes designed to attract different insects who are natural enemies to the attackers.Once they arrive,the tables are turned .The attacker who are natural enemies to the attackers . zxx|k Once they arrive,the tables are turned.The attacker who was lunching now becomes lunch.
In study after study,it appears that these chemical conversations help the neighbors .The damage is usually more serious on the first plant,but the neighbors ,relatively speaking ,stay safer because they heard the alarm and knew what to do.
Does this mean that plants talk to each other? Scientists don’t know. Maybe the first plant just made a cry of pain or was sending a message to its own branches, and so, in effect, was talking to itself. Perhaps the neighbors just happened to “overhear” the cry. So information was exchanged, but it wasn’t a true, intentional back and forth.
Charles Darwin, over 150 years ago, imagined a world far busier, noisier and more intimate(亲密的) than the world we can see and hear. Our senses are weak. There’s a whole lot going on.(32) What does a plant do when it is under attack?A. It makes noises. B. It gets help from other plants.C. It stands quietly D. It sends out certain chemicals.(33) What does the author mean by “the tables are turned” in paragraph 3?A. The attackers get attacked.B. The insects gather under the table.C. The plants get ready to fight back.D. The perfumes attract natural enemies.
(34)Scientists find from their studiesthat plants can .A.predictnatural disasters B.protect themselvesagainst insectsC.talk to one another intentionally D.help their neighbors whennecessary
(35)what can we infer from the lastparagraph?A.The word is changing faster than ever.B.People have stronger sensesthan beforeC.The world is more complex than it seemsD.People in Darwin’s timewere imaginative.
Interruptions are one of the worst things to deal with while you’re trying to get work done. 36 ,there are several ways to handle things.Let’s take a look at them now.
37 .Tell the person you’re sorry and explain that you have amillion things to do and then ask if the of you can talk at a different time.
Whenpeople try to interrupt you,have set hours planned and let them know to comeback during that time or that you’ll find them then. 38 .It can help to eliminate(消除) futureinterruptions.
When you need to someone,don’tdo it in your own office. 39 .it’s much easeier toexcuse yourself to get back to your work than if you try to get someone out ofyour space even after explaining how busy you are
If you have a door to your office,make good use of it. 40 .If someone knocks and it’s not an important matter. Excuseyourselfand let the person know you’re busy so they can get the hint(暗示) than when thedoor is closed,you’re not to be disturbed.A.If you’re busy, don’t feel bad about saying noB. When you want to avoid interruptions at work zxx.kC. Set boundaries for yourselfas your time goesD. If you’re in the other person’s office or in a public arceaE. It’simportant that you let them know when you’ll be availableF.Itmight seem unkind to cut people shirt when they interrupt youG.Leave it open when you’re available to talk and close it whenyou’re not
In1973,I was teaching elementary school.Each day,27kids 41 “The Thinking Laboratory.”That was the 42 students voted for after deciding that “Room 104” was too 43 .
Freddy was anaverage 44 ,but not an average person .He had therare balance of fun and compassion（同情）.He would 45 the loudest over fun and be the saddest overanyone’s 46 .
Before the schoolyear 47 ,I gave the kids a special 48 , T-sherts with the words “Verbs Are Your 49 on them. I had advised the kids that whileverbs（动词）may seemdull ,most of the 50 things they do throughout their lives will beverbs.
Through the years,I’d run into former students who would provide 51 on old classmates. Ilearned that Freddy didseveral jobs after his 52 from high school and remained the same 53 person I met forty yearsbefore .Once, while working overnight at a store, he let a homeless man 54 inhis truck. Another time ,he 55 a friend money to buy a house .
Just last year,Iwas 56 aworkshop when someone knocked at the classroom door. A woman 57 the interruption and handed me an envelope. Istopped teaching and 58 it up. Inside were the “Verbs” shert and a 59 from Freddy’s monther. “Freddy passed away onThanksgiving. He wanted you to have this.”
I told thestory to the class. As sad as it was, Icouldn’t help smiling . Although Freddy was taken from us,we all 60 somethingfrom Freddy.
(41) A. built B. entered C. decorated D. ran
(42) A. name B. rule C. brand D. plan
(43) A. small B. dark C. strange D. dull
(44) A.scholar B. student C. citizen D. worker
(45) A. speak B. sing C. question D. laugh
(46) A.misfortune B. disbelief C. dishonesty D. mistake
(47) A.changed B. approached C. returned D. ended
(48)A.lesson B.gife C.report D.message
(49)A.friends B.Awards C.Masters D.Tasks
(50) A.simple B.unique C. fun D.clever
(51)A.assessments B. comments C.instructions D.updates
(52)A.graduation B. retirement C.separation D.resignation
(53) A.daring B.modest C.caring D.smart
(54) A.wait B.sleep C.study D.live
(55) A.paid B.charged C.lent D.owed
(56)A.observing B.preparing C. designing D.conducting
(57)A.regretted B.avoided C.excused D.ignored
(58) A.opened B.packed C.gave D.held
(59)A.picture B.bill C.note D.diary
(60) A.chose B.took C.expected D.borrowed
In 1863the first underground passenger railway in the world opened in London. It ran for just under seven kilometers and allowed people to avoid terrible __61__(crowd) on the roads above as they travelled to and ___62__ word. It took three years to complete and was built using an interesting method. This included digging up the road, ____63___(lay) the track and then building a strong roof over___64___ top. When all those had been done, the road surface was replaced.
Steam engines ___65__(use) to pull the carriages and it must have been___66__(fair)unpleasant for the passsengers, with all the smoke and noise. However, the railway quickly proved to be a great success and within six months, more than 25,000 people were using___67__ every day.
Later, engineers ____68___(manage) to construct railways in a system of deep tunnels (隧道）, which became known to the tube. This development was only possible with the ___69___ (introduce) of electric-powered engines and lifts. The central London Railway was one of the most ___70___(success) of these new lines, and was opened in 1900. It had white-painted tunnels and bright red carriages, and proved extremely popular with the public.
Mr. and Mrs.Zhang all work in our school.They live far from the school,and it takes them about a hour and a half to go to work every day.In their spare time,they are interesting in planting vegetables in their garden,that is on the rooftop of their house. They often get up earlier and water the vegetables together.They have also bought for some gardening tools.beside,they often get some useful informations from the internet.When summer came,they will invite their students pick the vegetables！
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文，叙述了Mr. and Mrs.Zhang的爱好和他们的友好。