Traffic jams cost average Beijinger $1,126 annually
By Meng Jing (chinadaily.com.cn)
Beijingers（北京人） lost as much as 7,972 Yuan on average to traffic jams last year, the highest in the country, said a report.
Published by Didi Kuaidi, China's largest ride-hailing application and its partners, the report revealed Beijingers on average spent 52 minutes travelling 19.2 kilometers daily between their home and office.
White-collar workers in China's mega cities - Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai - were those who lost most money to congestion.
The cost ranged between 7,972 yuan and 6,324 yuan per person in the four cities whose residents are among the best paid employees in China.
Research based on data collected on Didi Kuaidi's online platform showed that not only those in mega cities suffered from poor traffic conditions.
The report said residents in second-tier cities spent 37 minutes on average between home and work with a travelling speed of 23 km/h due to congestion. The speed was even slower than first-tier cities' 24 km/h.
So, ____________________ For instance, the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing in a morning rush hour. City authorities are working on solutions to ease the pressures on traffic in the city.
21. According to the passage, People live in Beijing usually lost about _________ Yuan each month.
22. What is cause the congestion based on the text?
23. What does the underlined sentence “mega” means? ___________.
24. At last paragraph , which sentences can be written in the black?
A mother had two daughters. She loved them very much, but two girls would fight with each other from their earliest years. As they grew older, they became total strangers. They had no contact with each other when they were adults.
This caused the mother great pain. Then, later, she had an idea. She decided to write a letter to them. In this letter, she told them how much she loved them, and how she wanted them to love each other in this way. She also gave them news of herself and some guidance on how to live happier lives.
When the letter was ready, she wrote out one copy for each daughter, but these copies were special. Each copy contained only every second sentence of the original letter: the copy for one daughter had only the even (双数的) sentences, and the other daughter’s copy contained only the odd sentences. Neither contained the fullness of the mother’s message.
When the two daughters received their letters, they were puzzled. To understand the half-letter, they would have to put the two letters together and read them as one, which meant they must approach one another again in love and respect. But they each blamed the other for not helping them when trying to read the half-letter.
For a long time, the mother waited in vain. Then one day, when the mother had almost given up hope, there was a knock at the door. There they stood, together. “We’ve come home,” they said at the same time. “We’ve finally put our letters together, and we’ve come to say how much we love you, Mum.” Then she hugged them both, tears of joy streaming down her cheeks, and welcomed them back home.
25．The mother gave her daughters incomplete letters mainly to ______.
26．Upon receiving their letters, the two daughters ______.
27．Why did the two daughters visit their mother at last?
28．What is the best title for the passage?
Public prosecutors have approved the arrest of Chinese singer Yin Xiangjie over drug-related offenses.
Beijing Police detained the 45-year-old singer in Chaoyang district last December, with the seizure of more than ten grams of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, or "ice", on the scene.
Yin confessed to illegally possessing and taking drugs. The singer could face a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
A Beijing native, Yin became a household name after singing "Boat Tracker's Love" with singer Yu Wenhua in 1993.
29. Singer Yin Xiangjie will be in jail for 3 years because (of) ________.
30. The last paragraph in this text is to ________.
31. According to the time order, which of the following events of the arrangement is correct?
①Yin have drugged arrest.
②Yin will face a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
③Yin became a household name.
④Yin sing "Boat Tracker's Love".
There were smiling children all the way. Clearly they knew at what time the train passed their homes and they made it their business to stand along the railway, wave to complete strangers and cheer them up as they rushed towards Penang. Often whole families stood outside their homes and waved and smiled as if those on the trains were their favorite relatives. This is the simple village people of Malaysia. I was moved.
I had always traveled to Malaysia by plane or car, so this was the first time I was on a train. I did not particularly relish the long train journey and had brought along a dozen magazines to read and reread. I looked about the train. There was not one familiar face. I sighed and sat down to read my Economics.
It was not long before the train was across the Causeway and in Malaysia. Johore Baru was just another city like Singapore, so I was tired of looking at the crowds of people as they hurried past. As we went beyond the city, I watched the straight rows of rubber trees and miles and miles of green. Then the first village came into sight, immediately I came alive; I decided to wave back.
From then on my journey became interesting. I threw my magazines into the waste basket and decided to join in Malaysian life. Then everything came alive. The mountains seemed to speak to me. Even the trees were smiling. I stared at everything as if I was looking at it for the first time.
The day passed fast and I even forgot to have my lunch until I felt hungry. I looked at my watch and was surprised that it was 3: 00 pm. Soon the train pulled up at Butterworth. I looked at the people all around me. They all looked beautiful. When my uncle waved with a smile, I threw my arms around him to give him a warm hug. I had never done this before. He seemed surprised and then his weather-beaten face warmed up with a huge smile. We walked arm in arm to his car.
I looked forward to the return journey.
32．The author had expected the train trip to be _________.
33．What touched the author during the train trip?
34．Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “relish” in Paragraph 2?
35．What can we learn from the story?
According to China's Lu Shengrong, the former world badminton chief and IOC member for 1996-2001, experience is an advantage for Beijing where 2008 Summer Olympics was staged successfully.
"I am optimistic, _ ." Lu said. "
Lu stressed the "smoothest communication and cooperation between the host city and the IOC in the Olympic history" during Beijing's preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
"Our bid is in line with the IOC's 2020 Agenda," said Yang Yang, _ .as Yang said, the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee has paid high attention to complying with IOC's reforms.
In January, Beijing handed over its official bid to IOC promising to deliver an "athletes-centered, sustainable and economical" Olympics.
According to the bid book, venues from the Beijing 2008 Olympics, including the
Water Cube Aquatics Center and the National Indoor Stadium, will be used for the 2022 Games. And some snow facilities will be built in Zhangjiakou, _ .
_ , which will reduce the travel time between the two cities from more than three hours to about 50 minutes.
Former NBA star Yao Ming, an official ambassador of the 2022 bid, said Beijing's infrastructure and experience made it "a prime candidate".
How far would you walk to learn about something that interested you? When he was young, Jacob Lawrence often walked more than sixty _ from his home in the Harlem section of New York City to the Metropolitan Museum of Art．Jacob wanted to be a（n） _ ，and he believed that studying the famous paintings _ in that museum would help him．
It was 1930,when many people were out of work, money was _ and people suffered a lot．Still the streets were _ with energy and color．As he walked through Harlem, Jacob looked hard at the people, the churches, and barbershops and so on．He _ those images in his mind, along with the images of paintings he saw in the _ ．
Jacob came from a poor family．His mother believed there was little chance _ her son could grow up to be a successful painter．She wanted him to aim for something more _ ．But Jacob's teacher, Alston, in an art program saw that he was talented．Alston _ him how to use paints to make stage sets．
As time passed, Alston let Jacob rent work space in his own studio． That was an exciting place for a young black man _ to become an artist．Many creative people _ there to talk about art, literature and history．From their _ ,Jacob learned that history books often _ the accomplishments of African Americans．He decided to paint a sel1es of pictures describing the story of a black hero．He _ Toussaint, who had helped free his people _ French ruling．
Many people admired Jacob's pictures, but he needed _ admiration．To help his family, he often had to work at jobs that _ him away from painting．Then something encouraging happened．An artist named Augusta got Jacob a job．For eighteen months, Jacob was given a _ to paint pictures． For the first time, he felt like a _ artist．
A motto is a sentence or a phrase _ can inspire us especially when we are_(face) with difficulties. Many of us have our mottoes, such as “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Or “Nothing is difficult if you put your heart into it.”, and so on. My motto is “God helps those who help _.” Sometimes I am lazy and don’t want to make efforts _ (work) hard,_ the moment I think of my motto I will get energetic again and devote myself to what I am doing. I write my motto _ I can see it easily. Every time I fail in my exam and begin to lose heart, the sight of my motto inspires me with much _ (confident). My motto also makes me become _ independent person. That is to say, I won’t rely on others easily.
My friends, what is your motto? If you still haven’t got a motto, please choose _because a motto can have a great effect _ you.
I love camping. It’s my favourite way to spent the summer vacation. Last year, my family and I went camping in the countryside. It was one of the most excited experiences I had never had. We slept in a tent and went on a long walk every day. We cook over a fire and the food always tasted wonderfully. For a whole week, I saw lovely mountain views or breathed fresh air. At night, I heard the gentle wind blowing in the tree, and I felt so peaceful. It doesn’t cost many to camp, and what I believe it’s the best way to get close nature and enjoy its beauty.
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