Trouble in Mind
Alice Childress won an Off-Broadway award in 1956 for this story of a black actress rehearsing a play with a white director who increasingly finds it impossible for the show to go on. Tanya Moodie and Joseph Marcell star in the play directed by Laurence Boswell. 8.30p.m.—10.30p.m, Theatre Royal. Box office: 01225 448844.
Inspired by the sci-fi (science fiction) novel and movie, The Man Who Fell to Earth, this musical deals with a hero, Thomas Newton. Likely to be the autumn’s hottest ticket, the score includes new songs composed by Bowie.7.00p.m.—9.00p.m., King’s Cross theatre. Box office: 0844 871 7604.
On the night of 8 February 1974, a fisherman FV Gaul disappeared off the coast of Norway. For people on board, waiting for news was great suffering. Theories began to come up, including the possibility that the boat had fallen victim to cold war. Even when he was discovered, many still felt there were questions that remained unanswered. Mark Babych directs Janet Plater’s play.8.00p.m.—11.00 p.m., Royal Shakespeare theatre. Box office: 01482 323638.
The Suppliant Women
It is a new version of Aeschylus’s 2,500-year-old play about a group of women seeking shelter who make the long journey to escape forced marriage. It was written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray. An ancient piece asks a contemporary question: when we are introuble, who will open their doors and give us a harbor?8.30p.m.—10.00p.m, Hampstead theatre. Box office: 0131 248 4848.
1. In which theatre can the audience enjoy Joseph Marcell’s performance? （ ）
2. Which one will probably sell best? （ ）
3. Who directed the play about the story in Norway? （ ）
“Hi Dave, how are you today? Just thought I’d let you know what I’m doing,” the e-mail would read. Or “Sorry you’re going. I’ve had a good time and that would probably have had something to do with you, so thanks.”
In some ways, the relaxed attitude was shocking, says Melville. But it was a sign of how students’ understanding of their role has changed. “They have a more independent view of the university, and they feel free to comment,” said Melville.
A committee, led by Melville, was set up earlier this year to explore the change in students’ attitudes towards teachers.
“This is something being driven by young people,” said Melville. “They live surrounded by different kinds of electronic resources. They use social networking tools and things like Wikipedia. The first group of these students is now at university.”
Students do not regard teaching staff in the same way as previous students did. “Because Web 2.0, Google, Wikipedia are all about being able to change things yourself, students expect to be able to do this as well,” said Melville.
There have been other changes in the student-teacher relationship. If students choose to study through a social networking group, they are in control. They don’t always make staff welcome, and they are free to decide which staff members they allow in.
“Almost everybody who gets into using these kinds of technologies, it appears, becomes much shallower in their research,” said Melville.
4. Who is Dave most probably in the first paragraph? （ ）
5. We can find the following changes in the student-teacher relationship EXCEPT _____.（ ）
6. What is the change in attitudes rooted in according to Melville? （ ）
7. What may be the disadvantages of using the technologies? （ ）
Sandra Bullock turned 51 last month. But because she looks exactly the same as she did in Miss Congeniality, a movie filmed back in the 20th century, everyone calls her “ageless.” Bullock is just one of a number of stars in their 40s and 50s who’ve had birthdays recently but have not gotten older, unlike the rest of us in their age group. Halle Berry, for example. One website put a photo of her 20 years ago next to one of the newly 49-year-old Berry and dared us to choose which was which. “This Is What 49 Looks Like,” it said. Seriously, if that’s what 49 looks like, I must be 71.However, even a generation ago, famous faces evolved. Look at a picture of Grace Kelly at age 52 in the early 1980s. She looks like a beautiful middle-aged woman. Today she’d look old for her age.
The goal now is to prevent aging while you are still young, using all the magical nonsurgical options medicine has to offer. Eventually these techniques will become less expensive, and ordinary people of my daughter’s age will have them. Already anti-aging is starting to be considered maintenance, like coloring your hair. My friends and I find ourselves openly debating techniques that we used to make fun of. Does fat-freezing work? How much time do you have to spend in the gym to keep the body of a 35-year-old after 50? It’s all so exhausting. But members of the next generation have it tougher. They’ll have to ask themselves whether they want to spend their youth trying not to get old. I’ve already seen “Sexy at 70” headlines. Will everyone be expected to go to their graves looking hot?
I also have to wonder what else we are slowing along with age. How do you move on if you’re working so hard to stay the same? And besides, if you’ve known the ache of watching a daughter pack up for college, you know you can’t stop the clock.
8. In the author’s eyes, Sandra Bullock _____.（ ）
9. The example of Grace Kelly is given to show _____.（ ）
10. Where do the author’s concerns about anti-aging techniques lie? （ ）
11. What’s the purpose of the text? （ ）
IT’S always exciting to think about the future and what kind of technology might exist in years to come. But what if that future is closer than you think?
The name Magic Leap is starting to spread across the Internet, and for a good reason. The Magic Leap technology company in the US has been working on something new and exciting, keeping it so secret that even the people working on the project have been hidden from the media. But recently they have started to release more information, and it seems like the future of computing is about to change dramatically.
Magic Leap’s preview shows the possibility of a classroom where you can interact with a miniature 3-D man and watch animals floating in front of your eyes. You could come face to face with fierce creatures like tigers and sharks, and more might be possible very soon.
The company hopes to create new technology that mixes reality and virtual reality computing. This means that the way we interact with computers could change completely, and so could the gaming industry.
Imagine a game in which you can not only look after a dragon on a screen, but also see it walking around your home, feed it and play with it. This is a world where movies will make you jump as things come, flying at you. Rio Caraeff, the company’s chief content officer, said that instead of staring at a phone screen, “the world becomes your screen”.
All of this could be the next step for Magic Leap, and their newly-released video suggests so. The video shows a small elephant floating in the hands of its user, a virtual reality pet that the user can interact with. Exciting to think about, no?
It seems that the excitement has inspired other companies who are lining up to join in on this new project. The technology, called Cinematic Reality, is attracting the attention of large companies like Google, who are already investing large sums of money in the project hoping to see it become a reality.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇科技类的说明文，讲述一家科技公司正在研究的Magic leap 技术给人类未来生活带来的变化。
12．Which of the following is TRUE about the Magic Leap technology company? （ ）
13. What could a classroom in the future look like, according to Magic Leap? （ ）
14. How could Magic Leap’s technology change the world according to the article? （ ）
15. What is Google’s attitude toward the technology named “Cinematic Reality”? （ ）
The importance of nurturing (培养) young children as readers has become more and more apparent. Here are four ways to help your child become a reader.
Encourage close reading from the youngest age.
_ Use picture book illustrations to strike up deeper questions and conversations. Ask questions you don’t know the answers to so that children will be able to answer in ways that reflect their own ideas.
Entering the world of stories and knowledge should feel like an exciting discovery process. Create visual ways to track the journey. From a reading minute tracker to a “words we learned” or “our big ideas” chart, we can use these visuals to pause for “hip hiphooray (欢呼)” moments.
Honor each child’s unique identity.
Children become great readers by finding connections as they read. _ “I notice you like books where animals are the main characters.” “I notice you like books where girls are strong characters.” Even the youngest child will begin to recognize that each person’s reading choices matter.
_ A child who sees reading as a lifelong, constant companion is more likely to have a lifetime of success.
Returning from My wood-shop teacher, Mr. August J. Bachmann, was the most influential teacher I ever had.
I had gotten into _ in his class: Another student had pushed me into a wood lathe (车床), and I became _ and began to hit him. Mr. Bachmann stopped the _, but instead of sending me to the office, he sat me down and asked a simple question: “Penna, why are you _ your life? Why aren’t you going to college?”
I didn’t know anything about _. No one had ever considered that a fatherless boy from the poorest neighborhood had a _. That day, instead of rushing off for _, he stayed and explained possible _ options to me. At the end of our _, he sent me to see a secretary who had a child at a state college. This was in 1962.
Well, 53 years have passed, and what have I done with the _ he gave me? I gained a PhD from Fordham University when I was only 29. I _ English and social studies and then _ the chain of command from teacher to principal.
I’ve sat on the board for Magnet Schools of America and _ that organization at the United Nations. I’ve won a number of prestigious (声望很高的) educational awards.
_ where would I be if a truly _ teacher had not taken the time out of his lunch period to speak to me? It was _ only his confidence in me that pushed me forward.
I have _ his kindness hundreds of times by encouraging misguided youngsters to _ _ higher. If I have _ __ any children, it is because of him. If I have been a _ educator, it is because I had a great role model in Mr. Bachmann.
If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, you shouldn’t miss another trilogy called Divergent.
_ second book, by US author Veronica Roth, _ (publish) in 2012. It has spent 105 weeks on the USA Today best-selling books list and _ (current) ranks No 1.
The trilogy’s story begins in a futuristic Chicago _ people are divided into five distinct groups. Each group is characterized by certain traits – Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the intelligent), Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest). Every child, at 16, takes a test _ (see) which of the five factions he or she belongs to. But Beatrice Prior, born in Abnegation, is qualified _ three, meaning she is a Divergent. And she is told not to tell _ if she wants to stay alive.
So the decision is between staying with her family or being true to herself. Beatrice ends up _ (choose) the Dauntless. After joining her new group, Beatrice renames herself Tris and tries to prove her _ (brave) with amazing things like jumping off a moving train onto a rooftop. While undergoing these extreme physical tests, Tris must also determine who her real friends are.
The story of the trilogy “explores a more common adolescent anxiety – the painful realization _ coming into one’s own sometimes means leaving family behind, both ideologically and physically”, commented The New York Times.
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We have a pet tortoise named J.T., short of “Just Tortoise”. J.T. ran away one evening when we were in the yard, clean his tank. Tortoises don’t usually move very much fast, but J.T. surprised us. One minute he was there, and next minute he was gone. For days, we looked everywhere, so we couldn’t find J.T. We missed him terrible.
One night, about three months later, something in front of the garage door caught my attentions. At first, I thought it was a bigger rock. But it was J.T.! He had found his way home after all those weeks. We often wonder which kind of adventure our little tortoise has that summer. We’ll never know.