A Guide to the University
The TWU Cafeteria is open 7am to 8pm．It serves snacks, drinks, ice cream bars and meals．You can pay with cash or your ID cards．You can add meal money to your ID cards at the Front Desk．Even if you do not buy your food in the cafeteria, you can use the tables to eat your lunch, to have meetings and to study.
If you are on campus in the evening or late at night, you can buy snacks, fast food, and drinks in the Lower Café located in the bottom level of the Gouglas Centre．This area is often used for entertainment such as concerts, games or TV watching.
The Globe, located in the bottom level of McMillan Hall, is available for relaxing, studying, cooking, and eating．Monthly activities are held here for all international students．Hours are 10 am to 10 pm, closed on Sundays.
Located on the top floor of Douglas Hall, the Wellness Centre is committed to physical, emotional and social health．A doctor and nurse is available if you have health questions or need immediate medical help or personal advice．The cost of this is included in your medical insurance．Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to noon and 1;00 to 4;30pm.
All students have access to the Writing Centre on the upper floor of Douglas Hall．Here, qualified volunteers will work with you on written work, grammar, vocabulary, and other academic skills．You can sign up for an appointment on the sign-up sheet outside the door two 30–minute appointments per week maximum．This service is free.
The TWU Express is a shuttle(班车) service．The shuttle transports students between campus and the shopping center, leaving from the Mattson Centre．Operation hours are between 8am and 3pm．Saturdays only．Round trip fare is $1.
21．What can you do in the TWU Cafeteria?
22．Where and when can you cook your own food?
23．The Guide tells us that the Wellness Centre _________.
24．How can you seek help from the Writing Center?
Ireland，Japan，China scientists share the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine．William Campbell，Satoshi Omura and Tu Youyou jointly won the prize for their work against diseases，the award-giving body said on Monday．
Tu Youyou, a scientist at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, has no postgraduate degree. She has never studied or done research abroad. She is neither a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences nor the Chinese Academy of Engineering. However, the 81-year-old pharmacologist has become the first scientist on the Chinese mainland to win a Lasker Award, the medical prize of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
The Lasker Awards have existed since 1945. Tu was presented the 2011 Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award on September 23. She discovered a drug called artemisinin . The drug is now widely used against malaria .
Tu and her colleagues joined a government project to find a new malaria drug in the late 1960s during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). They made 380 herbal extracts from 200 potential recipes. The recipes came from traditional Chinese medical books. The team then tested them on malaria-infected mice. Finally Tu became interested in an extract of the plant qinghao, or sweet wormwood .
According to an ancient Chinese medicine book, qinghao was once used to treat malaria. However, the extract they made in the lab didn't work well. Maybe, thought Tu, the effective ingredient in qinghao was destroyed by high temperatures. Therefore, Tu tried to make the extract with an ether which has a much lower boiling point than water.
In 1971, after more than 190 failures, Tu finally got an extract that was 100 percent effective against the malaria parasites .The extract was called qinghaosu, later renamed artemisinin.
According to a statement on the Lasker Foundation website, during the past four decades, Tu's drug has saved millions of lives. It is especially important for children in the poorest and least developed parts of the world. However, not many people knew of the scientist until she won the Lasker Award this month.
Lasker Awards are known as "America's Nobels" for the reason that in the last two decades, 28 Lasker Prize winners have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize, and 80 since 1945, according to Xinhua News Agency.
" The discovery of artemisinin is a gift to mankind from traditional Chinese medicine," Tu said when she received the a-ward. "Continuous exploration and development of traditional medicine will, without doubt, bring more medicines to the world.
25. What can we infer from the second paragraph?
26. In the process of discovering artemisinin, Tu _________.
27. Why is artemisinin especially important for children from poor countries?
28. According to the article, the Lasker Awards _________.
With brown curly hair and a pair of glasses, 19-year-old Nicholas Allegra from New York state, US, looks like a real-life Harry Potter. However, rather than waving a wand, Nicholas is a "wizard " at "jailbreaking ". This is probably why he ended up with an internship at Apple, a job many of his fellow Brown University students dream of.
Jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations set by Apple on devices with the iOS operating system. These devices include the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It allows users to gain full access to the operating system and download additional materials that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. However, it is estimated that Apple loses $100 million (640million yuan) from jailbreaking each year.
Nicholas, with a famous nickname "Comex", is the teenage hacker behind the jail-
breaking site JailbreakMe. com. The site tells users how to unlock their iPhones using software that is not approved by Apple. The jailbreaking software he made has been downloaded millions of times by users around the world.
Then Forbes magazine suggested in an article that Apple's security team might need him as a new intern. It seems that they do. Little more than a day after Steve jobs stepped down as CEO, Apple welcomed Nicholas Allegra. Nicholas wrote on his Twitter on August 26 that " It's been really, really fun, but it's also been a while and I've been getting bored. So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.
Apple is not the only company embracing the skills of hackers. Facebook recently hired iPhone jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz as a full-time employee.
However, there are still hot debates about whether employing hackers is a wise solution. The word "hacker" has always had a double meaning. In the press, "hacker" means someone who breaks into computers. They steal from people's bank accounts, download sensitive information and attack legal websites. Among computer lovers, it means a cool programmer who can make a computer do whatever he wants.
Hiring a hacker does have its advantages. A talented hacker is probably quite capable of finding problems and suggesting corrections. On the other hand, because of a hacker's former behavior, many people doubt their morals .Can the company trust them with its valuable assets ? And can someone who is so used to working alone in the dark fit into a new role within a company?
One thing is for sure- Comex isn't the first member of the hacker community to land the job of his dreams. It's likely that he won't be the last.
29. What did Nicolas Allegra do before working for Apple?
30. According to the article, jailbreaking _______.
31. The underlined word "embracing" in Paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to
32. Some people think it unwise to hire hackers because they _______.
When it comes to cultural heritage protection, the Grand Canal of China is probably the world’s greatest project of its kind. The big inland waterway system in the north-eastern and central eastern plains passes through eight of the country’s present-day provinces.
The Canal runs from Beijing in the north to Zhejiang Province in the south. Constructed in sections from the 5th century BC onwards, it was designed as a means of communication in the 7th century AD. The Canal is the world’s greatest civil engineering project before the Industrial Revolution.
The Grand Canal reached a peak in the 13th century, providing an inland navigation(航行) network consisting of more than 2,000 kilometers of artificial waterways, linking five of the most important river basins in China, including the Yellow River and the Yangtze. It entered a bid as a UNESCO(联合国教科文组织) cultural heritage site in 2008.
The Grand Canal cultural square is located in Beijing’s Tongzhou district. Ever since the Yuan dynasty 800 years ago, the Tongzhou section of the Grand Canal has been the life blood of Beijing. Grain and building materials were all transported to meet the endless demands of the big cities. Even today, the Grand Canal plays a major role in the lives of its citizens.
"I grew up near the Grand Canal. In the past the waterway was a lot narrower, but now it’s nice and wide and bridges are built over it. I think if the bid for world heritage status succeeds, it will greatly make Tongzhou more famous in the world, especially with Tongzhou aiming to be a sub-center of the capital Beijing," a citizen said.
The result of the bid is set to be released next week, and no doubt it will certainly make it into the history books if the Canal is listed as a world heritage site.
33．It can be concluded from the passage that ________ .
34．The Grand Canal was in the most glorious time ________ .
35．What can we infer by reading the passage?
Keeping a diary in Englishis one of the effective ways (improve) our English writing ability.
Compared with other forms of writing, it isshorter and takes (little) time. It can help us to developthe habit of thinking in English. If we persist (坚持) in this practice, gradually we’ll learn how to express ourselves in English. In keeping a diary inEnglish, we certainly run up against many (difficult). Firstly, itoften happens that we have trouble (find) appropriate words and phrases to giveexpression to our mind. Secondly, there (be) many idiomatic ways ofsaying things in Chinese. And it is extremely hard for us to put them intoEnglish (proper).
As faras I am concerned, my suggestion is we should always have a notebook and aChinese-English dictionary within easy reach. Whenever something beats us, we can first put it down inour notebook and then consult our dictionary. We can also ask our Englishteacher help, if necessary. In short, I believe thatit is great use to keep a diary inEnglish for the (develop) of our writing skills.
In many countries of the world, people do what is called house sitting．It means that if owners of the house are going away, they want someone to come into their home and look after the house and maybe pets while they are away．
In Australia, many people travel．After people retire, they might buy a van and travel all over the country． ．
So if someone wants to travel or go away for some reason, they might want someone in their home to care for it and keep the gardens tidy．House sitters might have to care for pets．Also, quite a few people have swimming pools in their back yard and they need cleaning． ． I feel it is a great way of seeing the country, because you go and stay in a new city, get to meet new people, and have time to go sightseeing in a new area．
．There are websites where you find the advertisements by people who want to travel, and by replying to the advertisement, you can make arrangements to go and look after their home．
There are some requirements to be a house sitter．You must be a trusted person, so that the home owner knows you will not steal anything．You must be able to go when the house owner wants you to go, so you need lots of free time． ．You need to be good with pets, able to care for cats and dogs, or other pets they may have．
Some house sitting jobs are just for a few days or a couple of weeks while the house owners have a short holiday．Sometimes it is for much longer．We have had one house sit for six months, while the home owner travelled to Europe．
． Then you can travel to many different countries and stay there．One of the important things to get is references from the home owners where you have stayed． A reference is a written letter to say that you are trustworthy and have looked after their home well．You can show these letters to possible house sitting jobs and they know you will do a good job．A I have done house sitting many times．B Thousands of people do this all the time．C It is also possible to do house sitting in other countries．D Generally you have many opportunities to get a house sitting job．E You must take a little care over what your description says about you．F This is an international house sitting service for all city and country areas．G You must have a good car, so you can travel to different parts of the country．
I got aboard and sat down in my seat．It was going to be a long flight． Around me were some "Where are you headed?" I asked．
"Lakes Air Base．We'll be there for special training, and then to the front．"
After about an hour, an announcement was made that box lunches were for five dollars． The journey would be several hours, and I decided to buy one．
As I for my wallet, I heard a soldier ask his fellows if he would buy lunch．"No, that seems a lot of money for just a box lunch．" I looked around at the other soldiers． were buying lunch．I walked to the back of the plane and the flight attendant a fifty-dollar bill．
"Take a lunch to all those soldiers．" I said．She seized my arms tightly．Her eyes wet with tears, she me, " My son is a soldier in the front．．．it's almost like you are doing it for him．"
Picking up ten boxes, she headed to the soldiers．
After eating, on my way to the rest room I was by a man．"I saw ou did and I want to be part of it．" With this, he handed me twenty-five dollars．
Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming, looking at the seat numbers he walked．When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his , and said, "I want to your hand．" I stood and took his hand．With a loud voice he said, "I was a soldier． someone bought me a lunch．It was such an act of that I never forgot．" I was a little bit when applause rang out from all of the passengers．These soldiers were giving their all for our country．I could only give them a couple of meals．
Later, when I walked to the front of the plane to stretch my legs, a man another twenty-five dollars in my hand．
When we , I gathered my belongings and started to leave．A man stopped me, put something in my pocket, and walked away a word．Another twenty-five dollars! Seeing the soldiers at the terminal, I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars．As I walked to my car, I prayed for their safe