1．This is a simple idea, but___________ which is hard to put ________ into practice．
9.A warm thought suddenly came to me _______ I might use the pocket money to buy some flowers for my mother’s birthday.
8.—Have you received Jack’s plan?
—Yes, but I don’t think his plan is _______.
7 .They will fly to Washington, _______ they plan to stay for two or three days.
6 .It was not who is right but what is right _______ is of importance.
5. I’ll lend you money _______ you promise to return it by the end of the this month.
4. Considering your salary, you should _______ at least 100 dollars a week.
3 ._______ around the Water Cube, we were then taken to see the Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Olympic Games.
2 .It was four o’clock in the afternoon _______ they got to the station.
15．—Shall I give you a hand with this as you are so busy now?
—Thank you. _______.
14. Even if they are on sale, these mobile phones are equal to _______ in price, if not more expensive than, at other stores.
13. His expenses do not correspond ______ his income.
12． —I’ll come to see your performance at 9:00 tomorrow evening.
—I’m sorry, by then my performance _______ and I _______ reporters in the meeting room.
11． It is possible to make good movies cheaply. _______, “low—budget” doesn’t have to mean “ bad”.
10 .Everyone present at the meeting agreed to stick to the _______ that everyone should be treated fairly.
TODAY, Friday, November 12
JAZZ with the Mike Thomas Jazz Band at The Derby Arms. Upper Richmond Road West, Sheen.
DISCO Satin Sounds Disco. Free at The Lord Napier, Mort lake High St., from 8a. m. to 8p. m. Tel: 682—1158.
SATURDAY, November 13
JAZZ Lysis at The Bull’s Head, Barnes. Admission 60p.
MUSICAL HALL at The Star and Garter, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, provided by the Aba Daba Music Hall company. Good food and entertainment fair price. Tel: 789—6749.
FAMILY night out? Join the sing-along at The Black Horse. Sheen Road, Richmond.
JAZZ The John Bennett Big Band at The Bull’s Head, Barnes. Admission 80p.
THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric accordion(手风琴). Tel: 789—4536
SUNDAY, November 14
DISCO Satin Sounds Disco, free at The Lord Napier, Mort Lake High Street, from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
FOLK MUSIC at The Derby Arms. The Short Stuff and residents the Norman Chop Trio. Non-remembers 70p. Tel: 688—4626.
HEAVY MUSIC with Tony Simon at The Bull, Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen.
THE DERBY ARMS, Upper Richmond Road West, give you Joe on the electric accordion.
（1） Where and when can you hear the Norman Chop Trio?
A. At the Bull’s Head on Sunday.
B. At the Derby Arms on Sunday.
C. At the Bull on Saturday.
D. At the Black Horse on Saturday.
（2） Where and when can you hear the Mike Thomas Jazz Band?
A. At the Derby Arms on Friday.
B. At the Black Horse on Friday.
C. At the Star and Garter on Saturday.
D. At the Derby Arms on Sunday.
（3）You want to enjoy the electric accordion on Saturday. Which telephone number do you have to ring to find out what time it starts?
（4）You want to spend the Saturday by joining the entertainment with your family. Where should you go?
A. Disco at The Lord Napier.
B. The sing-along at The Black Horse.
C. The electric accordion at The Derby Arms.
D. Jazz at The Bull’s Head.
（5） You want to spend the same day at two different places and don’t want to cross any street. Which of the following is your best choice?
A. The sing-along at the Black Horse and Jazz at The Bull’s Head.
B. The sing-along at The Black Horse and Folk Music at The Derby Arms.
C. Folk Music at The Derby Arms and Heavy Music with Tony Simon at The Bull.
D. Musical Hal lat The Star ＆Garter and Disco at The Lord Napier.
Every year, thousands of people come to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, to be part of the Edinburgh Festival．For three weeks every August and September the city is filled with actors and artists from （1） over the world．They come to Edinburgh （2） the biggest arts festival in Britain．During this time the streets of the city are alive with music and dance from （3） morning till late at night．You can even see artists painting pictures on the streets．One of the best parts of the Festival is the “Fringe”,（4） students do comedy shows in small halls and cafés．
（5） of thousands of tourists come to the Festival to see new films and plays and hear music performed by famous musicians．This year, you can see over five hundred performances （6） actors from more than forty countries．
The tickets for these performances are quite cheap and it is usually easier to see your favorite stars in Edinburgh （7） it is in London．Come to Edinburgh next summer, but remember it can be difficult to find a room, （8） why not book your hotel now?
After working long hours on her feet every day in the operation room, Taryn Rose knew a lot about the foot pain．Every day she had to stand for a long time, operating on the patients．As a result, she suffered from a bad foot pain．But （1） most of her colleagues, she turned her pain into （2） ; Today she is the boss of Taryn Rose International, a very famous company that makes nice and （3） shoes, which sell very well all over the world．
At the beginning, Rose realized the only thing （4） could stop her was fear of （5）．“I could hear my friends and family saying, “Why did you （6） a good job? What if you fail?” said she, “If I failed, would I be okay facing them? If I failed, would I be brave enough to start my business again? After a long careful thought, I started to accept that it would be okay to say, “I failed, but I （7）．” Once I was comfortable with that thought, the fear came to an end．However, this time I was bothered by another idea．I realized I feared regret more than failure．Once again, I convinced myself．And （8） you turn to the path you choose, there is nothing （9） but success．”
Now, Rose has no regrets about leaving medicine．“What I am doing is not all so different from being a （10）The goal is the same: to relieve pain．” Said she．
（11） , Rose admits she caught a couple of lucky breaks．“To me, luck is about being prepared for those opportunities that come knocking．You have to have a（n）（12） mind, the right skills and all your senses working to see what opportunities present themselves．
Luck can open the door, but you still have to walk through it．
（1）A．with B．like C．to D．unlike
（2）A．money B．reality C．comfort D．regret
（3）A．educational B．comfortable C．fashionable D．expensive
（4）A．which B．what C．that D．who
（5）A．failure B．cost C．regret D．future
（6）A．leave B．find C．keep D．do
（7）A．stopped B．agreed C．managed D．tried
（8）A．before B．when C．after D．because
（9）A．changeable B．acceptable C．available D．reliable
（10）A．teacher B．boss C．doctor D．worker
（11）A．Calling up B．Looking out C．Turning around D．Looking back
（12）A．open B．quick C．absent D．kind
Today just as technology changed the face of industry, farms have undergone an “agricultural revolution”. On the farm of today, machines provide almost all the power.
One of the most important benefits will be the farm computer. A few forward-looking farmers are already using computers to help them run their farms more efficiently. The computers help them keep more accurate records so they can make better decisions on what crops to plant, how much livestock to buy, when to sell their products, and how much profit they can expect. Many computer companies have been developing special computer programs just for farmers. Programs are being written for hog producers, grain farmers, potato farmers, and dairy farmers. In the future, farmers will be able to purchase computer programs made to their needs. Because of the growing importance of computers on the farm, students at agricultural colleges are required to take computer classes in addition to their normal agricultural courses. There can be no doubt that farmers will rely on computers even more in the future. While the old-time farm depended on horse power, and modern farms depend on machine power, farms of the future will depend on computer power.
Another technological advance which is still in the experimental stage is the robot, a real “mechanized hired hand” that will be able to move and, in some ways, think like a human being. Agricultural engineers believe that computer-aided robots will make startling changes in farming before the end of the century. Unlike farmers of the present, farmers of the future will find that many day-to-day tasks will be done for them. Scientists are now developing robots that will be able to shear sheep, drive tractors, and harvest fruit. Even complex jobs will be done by robots. For example, in order to milk their cows, farmers must first drive them into the barn, then connect them to the milking machines, watch the machines, and disconnect them when they are finished. In the future, this will all be done by robots. In addition, when the milking is completed, the robots will automatically check to make sure that the milk is pure. The complete mobilization of the farm is far in the future, but engineers expect that some robots will be used before long.
（1）Which sentence carried the main idea of the whole passage?
A. The first sentence of the first paragraph.
B. The first sentence of the second paragraph.
C. The first sentence of the third paragraph.
D. The last sentence of the second paragraph.
（2）According to the passage, computers can not help farmers decide _______.
A. how much money they can earn from their products
B. whether to plant a certain kind of crop
C. what livestock to raise
D. when to sell their products
（3） Which of the following statements is true?
A. Farmers in the future will depend totally on computers.
B. Both computers and robots have been in use on today’s farms.
C. Farmers mainly use machines on their farms at present.
D. Students at agricultural colleges must take computer classes because they can do nothing without the help of computers on today’s farms.
（4）According to the engineers, _______will be done by robots in the near future.
A. all farm work
B. milking cows
C. most of the farm work
D. some farm work
（5）What is the best title for the whole passage?
A. Computer, Farmers’ Best Friend
B. Farmers in The Future
C. The Agricultural Revolution
D. Computers and Robots
Stepfamilies are commonplace in the United States and their number continues to grow．While stepfamilies differ widely in their make-up， they all consist of a parenting couple and children， one or more of whom is of a previous union．Such combinations of his kids， her kids， and then， possibly， kids of the new union make for complicated and often trying difficulties， more challenging than those of traditional families．
Since stepfamilies involve more people and， consequently， more potential problems from the start than do childless new marriage， it is wise for the couple to do some careful planning prior to （＝before） marriage．Not only do the prospective（预期的） marital partners need agreement about their own carriers， life goals， finance and special interests， they must also prepare for new relationship with their children and attempt to accommodate their individual needs and feelings．Furthermore， there are often the rights of other relatives to consider．
As for any family， the basic ingredient（成分） of a successful stepfamily are affection， kindness and mutual（相互的） respect．However， love alone is not enough．Certainly love is the cornerstone upon which the foundation of any family is built， but there are also many other important ingredients involved in building a successful stepfamily．
Surveys reveal that successful families regard the ability to communicate openly as the most important factor in their success．Communication is what keeps families on track and functioning as a unit．Although healthy communication is easier for some people than for others， this skill can be learned and improved．Healthy communication involves speaking clearly and listening carefully．
By their very nature， stepfamilies often are complicated by past events that give rise to ambivalent（矛盾的） loyalties， lingering（持久的） hurts， fears， feelings of guilt and unrealistic dreams．The difficulties that arise within the stepfamilies are human and understandable．However， there are ways to confront（面临） and resolve them．For example， support groups and professional counselors（法律顾问） are available in most communities to provide help and guidance when communications stopped and problems seem overwhelming（压倒性的）．
Planning and building a stepfamily is not a responsibility to take lightly．It can be a very trying and， at times， seemingly impossible effort．Many potential troubles can arise and threaten to destroy the stepfamily．Nevertheless， meeting and mastering these special challenges can bring unexpected satisfactions and rewarding depths of family closeness and affection．
（1）According to the passage， there are _________ in the United States．
B．more stepfamilies than ever before
C．fewer stepfamilies than ever before
D．fewer stepfamilies than traditional ones
（2）Which of the following can help avoid the potential problems arising in a stepfamily？
A．The pursuit of the same careers．
C．The development of special interests．
D．Careful planning before the marriage．
（3）Many people believe that ____ contributes most to the building of a successful stepfamily．
C．kindness and mutual respect
（4）It is natural for a stepfamily to be __________________．
（5）According to the author， planning and building a stepfamily is ______________ ．
B．satisfying and rewarding
C．discouraging and frustrating
D．a difficult and trying experience
Directions: Read the following passage．Complete the diagram by using the information from the passage．Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer．
A migraine headache（偏头疼） can cause disabling pain．People may not feel back to normal for hours or even for days．
Migraine headaches are most common among young adults and middle-aged people．In the United States, about eighteen percent of women and six percent of men report having migraines．
People who suffer from migraines can find that different “triggers” in different people may get a headache started．Stress can act as a trigger．
Many migraine sufferers say hot weather and low barometric pressure（气压） can act as triggers, but researchers say they did not have much scientific evidence of that—until now．
In a new study, a team examined the medical records of seven thousand hospital patients．The patients had visited the emergency room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, because of a headache．More than two thousand of them had been found to have a migraine．
The team then compared those records to weather conditions in the twenty-four hours before the hospital visits．For every increase of five degrees Celsius in air temperature, the patients had a seven and one-half percent higher risk of migraine．Decreases in barometric pressure two to three days before the visit also appeared to cause headaches．
A separate study has found that age, gender and where a person has extra body fat may affect the risk of migraine．It found that overweight people between the ages of twenty and fifty-five may have a higher risk．On average, those who were larger around the middle were more likely to have migraines than those of the same age with smaller waistlines（腰围）．
Experts suggest that losing weight in the stomach area may help younger people who experience migraines, especially women．Doing exercises regularly is also helpful to reducing migraine headaches．
Scientists have determined it's not advisable to hurry marriage．But what’s the best age to wed?
When Avril Lavigne announced she was splitting from her husband, comments from her friends suggested that she was only 21 when she tied the knot and later she said that she realized she'd been too young to make such a life-altering decision．Could fellow young celebrity divorcées（离婚者） Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, and Britney Spears have also hit the same age-related issue?
The Magic Number
There are practical reasons for the mid-20s dividing line, and most of them boil down to two biggies: education and money．
It turns out that the more years of higher education a woman has under her belt on her wedding day, the lower the chances that she'll get divorced ．．．and by 25, you're more likely to have earned a degree or two．Educated women tend to be more confident about who they are and less willing to settle for a man who doesn't meet their standards．
Odds（可能性） are that by 25 you're also supporting yourself, so there's less incentive（刺激; 鼓励）for you to rush into marriage because you're seeking financial security from him．But the marriage-related benefits of working and having money of your own go beyond feeling secure．Learning to budget your cash carefully when you're single will help you avoid financial problems—one of the main causes of couple fights—for the rest of your life．
Knowing the Real You
At 25, you've had time for some crucial life experiences, including a relationship or two that may have improved your Mr．Right radar．You've probably dated enough to have a better idea of what you don't want in a man, which makes it easier to know what you can live with and can't live without．
Perhaps the most important aspect of waiting is that you'll know what your goals and values really are．While you don't want to marry someone just like you, marriage is a lot easier if you two share a similar outlook on life．
Twenty-four and already married to the man of your dreams? Don't worry: Many young marriages survive．But given the choice, you might consider putting off the big day until your mid-20s or later．
（1）What main factors influence the mid-20s dividing line? （No more than 3 words）
（2）According to the author, why does a couple probably fight？（No more than 4 words）
（3）How do you know what you don’t want in a man? （No more than 5 words）
（4）What suggestion does the passage mainly give? （No more than 10 words）
提示：低碳生活low-carbon life 碳排放 carbon emission 燃料 fuel
Good morning , everyone ,
My topic today is how to live a low-carbon life．
Only if we know what we do in our daily life and live a low-carbon life can we make a difference．