What did Jacqueline and James have in common?
How was Tan Yunxian different from the other practitioners?
Who was the first African American with a medical degree?
Living in lowa and trying to become a photographer specializing in landscape(风景) can be quite a callenge , mainly beaurse the com state lacks geogaphical vration.
Although landscapes in the Midwest tend to be quite similar eihter farm fields or highway , sometimes I find distinctive character in the hills or lakes. To make some of my landscape shots, I have trave ;ed upto four hours away to shoot within 10-minture time farme , I tend to travel with a few of my friends to satteparks or to the countryside to go on adventures and take photos along the way.
Being at the right place at the right time is decisive in any style of photography. I often leave early to seek the right destinations so I can set up early to avoid missing the mommet I am attempting to photo-graph, I have missed plenty of beautiful sunsetsrises due to being on the sport only five minutes before the best moment.
One time my friends and I drove three hours t0 Devil's Lake , Wisconsin , to climb the purple quartz (石英) rock around the lake. After we found a crazy-looking road that hung over a bunch of rocks , we decided to photograph the scene at sunset. The position enabled us to look over the lake with the sunset in the background. We managed to leave this spot to climb higher because of the spare time until sunset.However, we did not mark the route(路线) so we ended up almost missing the sunset entirely. Once we found the place, it was stressful getting lights and cameras set up in the limited time. Still , looking back on the photos , they are some of my best shots though they could have been so much better if I would have been prepared and managed my time wisely.
How does the author deal with the challenge as a landscape photographer in the Midwest?
What is the key to successful landscape photography according to the author?
What can we infer from the author's trip with friends to Devil's Lake?
How does the author find his photos taken at Devil's Lake?
What comes into your mind when you think of British food? Probably fish and chips , or a Sunday dinner of meat and two vegetables. But is British food really so uninteresting? Eventhough Britain has a reputation for less-than-impressive cuisine , it is producing more top classchefs who appear frequently on our television screens and whose recipe books frequently topthe best seller lists.
lt's thanks to these TV chefs rather than any advertising campaign that Britons are turning away from meat-and-two-veg and ready-made meals and becoming more adventurous in their cooking habits. It is recently reported that the number of those sticking to a traditional diet is slowly declining and around half of Britain's consumers would like to change or improve their cooking in some way. There has been a rise in the number of students applying for food coursesat UK universities and colleges. It seems that TV programmes have helped change what people think about cooking.
According to a new study from market analysts , 1 in 5 Britons say that watching cookery programmes on TV has encouraged them to try different food. Almost one third say they now use a wider variety of ingredients(配料) than they used to, and just under 1 in 4 say they now buy better quality ingredients than before. One in four adults say that TV chefs have made them much more confident about expanding their cookery knowledge and skills, and youngpeople are also getting more interested in cooking. The UK's obsession(痴迷) with food is reflected through television scheduling. Cookery shows and documentaries a-bout food are broadcast more often than before. With an increasing number of male chefs on TV , it's no longer " uncool" for boys to like cooking.
What do people usually think of British food?
Which best describes cookery programmes on British TV?
Which is the percentage of the people using more diverse ingredients now?
What might the author continue talking about?
If you want to tel the history of he whole word, a history that does not privilege one part or humanity, you cannot do it through texts alone, because only some of the word has ever had texts, while most of the world, for most of the time, has not,Witing is one of humanity's later achievements , and until fairly recently even many literate(有文字的)societies reorded their concerns not only in writing but in tings.
Ideally a history would bring together texts and objects, and some chapters of this book are able to do just that, but in many cases we simply Can't.The clearest example of this between leterate and non-literate history is perhaps the first conflict, at Botany Bay between Captain Cook's voyag and the Australian Aboriginals. From the English side, we have scientific reports and the captain's record of that trrible day. From the Australian side, we have only a wooden shield(盾) dropped by a man in flight after his first experience of gunshot. If we want to reconstruct what was actually going on that day, the shield must he questioned and interpreted as deeply and stictly as the written reports.
In addition to the problem of miscomprehension from both sides, there are victones accidentally or deliberately twisted, especially when only the victors know how to write. Those who are on the losing side often have only their things to tell their stories. The Caribbean Taino, the Australian Aboriginals , the African people of Benin and the Incas, all of whom appear in this book , can speak to us now of their past achievements most powerfully through the objects they made;a history told through things gives them back a voice. When we consider contact(联系) between literate and non-literate societies such as these, all our firs-hand accounts are necessarily twisted, only one half of a dialogue. If we are to find the other half of that conversation , we have to read not just the texts, but the objects.
What is the first paragraph mainly about?
What does the author indicate by mentioning Captain Cook in paragraph 2?
What does the underlined word " conversation" in paragraph 3 refer to?
Which of the following books is the text most likely slected from?
Indoor plants might look as if they just sit around not doing much , but in many ways they are the unsung heroes of the home. 36 ,but studies have shown that they can promote pople's wellbeing by improving their mood(心情) ,reducing stress and helping their memory. What's more , indoor plants are easy to look after and are not very expensive.
What are indoor plants?
Indoor plants , also known as houseplants or pot plants , are plants that like to grow indoors.Mary of these species (物种) are not ideally suited to growing outside in the Uk, especially in the winter. 37
Why are indoor plants good for you?
Will Spoelstra , who works at the Royal Botanic Gardens , says," 38 . I find during the winter months , plants around the house can really lift your mood. " Several studies have backed this up and found that indoor plants can improve creativity, focus and memory. There is also research showing that pot plants can clean the air around them by removing harmful gases , such as carbon dioxide. They also remove some harmful chemicals from paints orcooking. 39
Which plants can you grow ?
Aloe vera, peace lilies and spider plants are some of the species that are easy to grow indoors. You can buy plants from supermarkets , garden centres or online. Younger plants areoften cheaper than fully grown ones , and you get to care for them as they mature-which is part of the joy of owning plants. " 40 . " Spoelstra says. "It can bring a new interest and focus into people's lives and help to make the link between home and nature.”
A.All plants are different
B.Not only do they look beautiful
C.There are many benefits to growing plants indoors
D.Instead they grow better inside , where it is warmer
E.Plants like peace lilies and devil's ivy are among the best
F.Changing the pot of your plant from time to time will also help
G.Learning about the requirements of each plant can be very rewarding.
36B 37D 38C 39E 40G
To become the Olympic champion in the individual(个人) all-around event. Gabby Douglas had to leave everything she 41 best. She had to 42 her bedroom in Virginia. She had to say 43 to her two dogs and to the beach, where she loved to 44 waves on her board. But it was 45 take the leap(飞跃) , however 46 it would be. Even at 14, Douglas knew that. So she 47 about 1 ,200 miles away from home, to 48 with a coach from China. She lived with a family she had never 49 and everything was new to her.
As it turmed out, Douglas did 50 what she needed to do to become Olympic champion when she 51 two Russians. The Chinese coach 52 Douglas into one of the best gymnasts in the 53 , helping her skyrocket from an 54 member of the national team to the top of the sport. By 55 the Olympic all-around title, she became the first black woman to do so. She 56 the competition from beginning to end. She said she had felt 57 all along that she would win.
Not so long ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator (联络人) of the women's national team, did not think Douglas had what it 58 to be an Olympian. As time went by, she thought 59 that she could make the London Games-and win.
"I'm going to inspire so many people ," she said. " I'm ready to 60 ." And shine she did.
41A.tried B.thought C.judge D.knew
42A.take up B.pack up C.cleah up D.do up
43A.goodbye B.hello C.thanks D.no
44A. cause B.observe C.ride D.strike
45A.common B.time C.fun D.tough
46A.breathtaking B.heartbreaking C.eye-catching D.head spinning
47A.dropped out B.moved on C.pulled over D.went off
48A.reason B.talk C.compete D.train
49A.met B.helped C.understood D.needed
50A.aproximately B.gradually C.exactly D.possibly
51A.defeated B.pleased C.respected D.assisted
52A.forced B.transformed C. persuaded D.put
53A.world B.city C.team D.state
54A.amateur B.elected C.average D.enthusiastic
55A.clarifying B.defending C.winning D.demanding
56A.followed B.organized C.watched D.led
57A.confident B.nervous C.excited D.uneasy
58A.viewed B.appeared C.mattered D.took
59A.now and then B. more and more C.far and wide D.on and on
60A.shine B.fly C.dance D.score
51A 52B 53A 54C 55C 56D 57A 58D 59B 60A
41D 42B 43A 44C 45B 46B 47D 48D 49A 50C
Beijing is a city bridging the ancient and the modern. From Buddhist temples tomuseums , narrow hutong 61 royal palaces, it is home to more than 3 ,000 years of glorious history even down to its layout , with the city keeping its carefully 62 ( build) system of ring roads.
But for all its ancient buildings, Beijing is also a place 63 welcomes the fast-paced development of modern life, with 21st-century architectural 64 ( wonder) standing side by side with historical buildings of the past.
It is a distinct visual contrast(反差) that shouldn't work , 65 somehow these two very different worlds make a good combination. 66 (visit) several times over the last 10years ,I 67 (amaze) by the co-existence of old and new, and how a city was able to keep such a rich heritage (遗产) while constantly growing. As a photographer , I have spent the last two years 68 ( record) everything I discovered.
The 69 ( remark ) development of this city , which is consciously designed to protectthe past while stepping into the modern world, 70 (mean) there is always something new to discover here.and I could be photographing Beijing for the next 50 years.
61to 62built 63which/that 64wonders 65but 66Having visited
67am amazed 68recording 69remarkable 70means
Last Friday my mom decided to color his hair. She studied with all the hair products at the drugstore. The color she choose came in a box which had a picture of a woman that hair color looked just perfect. Mom was sure same color would look great on her. She put the new color on her hair or sat sill for 30 minutes , just as the directions saying,However, instead of the brownish red hair she had hoped for, she final got purple hair. She went right into the shower to washing it, but it was no use. At least one thing proved truth:the color wouldn't wash out.