HIGHFIELD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SCHOOL REPORT
21.According to the comments of the Physical Education teacher, Simon .
22.Which of Simon's subjects will attract the headmaster's attention in future?
23.Which of the following statements best describes Simon?
24.Based on the school report, which of the following statements is true?
Welcome to your future life!
You get up in the morning and look into the mirror. Your face is firm and young-looking. In 2035, medical technology is better than ever. Many people your age could live to be 150, so at 40, you’re not old at all. And your parents just had an anti-aging treatment. Now, all three of you look the same age!
You say to your shirt, “Turn red.” It changes from blue to red. In 2035, “smart clothes” contain particles(粒子) much smaller than the cells in your body. The particles can be programmed to change clothes’ color or pattern.
You walk into the kitchen. You pick up the milk, but a voice says,” You shouldn’t drink that!” Your
fridge has read the chip (芯片) that contains information about the milk , and it knows the milk is old . In 2035, every article of food in the grocery store has such a chip.
It’s time to go to work. In 2035, cars drive themselves. Just tell your “smart car” where to go. On the way, you can call a friend using your jacket sleeve. Such “smart technology” is all around you.
So will all these things come true? “For new technology to succeed,” says scientist Andrew Zolli, “it has to be so much better that it replaces what we have already.” The Internet is one example. What will be the next?
25.We can learn from the text that in the future .
26.What can be inferred from Paragraph 4?
27.Which of the following is mentioned in the text?
To take the apple as a forbidden fruit is the most unlikely story the Christians have ever cooked up. For them, the forbidden fruit from Eden is evil. So when Columbus brought the tomato back from South America, a land mistakenly considered to be Eden, everyone jumped to the obvious conclusion. Wrongly taken as the apple of Eden, the tomato was shut out of the door of Europeans.
What made it particularly terrifying was its similarity to the mandrake, a plant that was thought to have come from Hell. What earned the plant its awful reputation was its roots which looked like a dried-up human body occupied by evil spirits. Tough the tomato and the mandrake were quite different except that both had bright red or yellow fruit, the general population considered them one and the same, too terrible to touch.
Cautious Europeans long ignored the tomato, and until the early 1700s most of the Western people continued to drag their feet. In the 1880s, the daughter of a well-known plant expert wrote that the most interesting part of an afternoon tea at her father’s house had been the “introduction of this wonderful new fruit--or is it a vegetable?” As late as the twentieth century some writers still classed tomatoes with mandrakes as an “evil fruit”.
But in the end tomatoes carried the day. The hero of the tomato was an American named Robert Johnson, and when he was publicly going to eat the tomato in 1820, people journeyed for hundreds of miles to watch him drop dead.” What are you afraid of?” he shouted. “I’ll show you fools that these things are
good to eat!” Then he bit into the tomato. Some people fainted. But he survived and, according to a local story, set up a tomato-canning factory.
28.The tomato was shut out of the door of early Europeans mainly because .
29.What can we infer the underlined part in Paragraph 3 ?
30.What is the main reason for Robert Johnson to eat the tomato publicly?
31.What is the main purpose of the passage?
Do you know how it is when you see someone yawn and you start yawning too? Or how hard it is to be among people laughing and not laugh yourself? Well, apparently it’s because we have mirror neurons (神经 元) in our brains.
Put simply, the existence of mirror neurons suggests that every time we see someone else do something, our brains imitate it, whether or not we actually perform the same action. This explains a great deal about how we learn to smile, talk, walk, dance or play sports. But the idea goes further: mirror neurons not only appear to explain physical actions, they also tell us that there is a biological basis for the way we understand other people.
Mirror neurons can undoubtedly be found all over our brains, but especially in the areas which relate to our ability to use languages, and to understand how other people feel. Researchers have found that mirror neurons relate strongly to language. A group of researchers discovered that if they gave people sentences to listen to (for example: “The hand took hold of the ball”), the same mirror neurons were triggered as when the action was actually performed (in this example, actually taking hold of a ball).
Any problems with mirror neurons may well result in problems with behavior. Much research suggests that people with social and behavioral problems have mirror neurons which are not fully functioning.
However, it is not yet known exactly how these discoveries might help find treatments for social disorders. Research into mirror neurons seems to provide us with ever more information concerning how humans
behave and interact. Indeed, it may turn out to be the equivalent for neuroscience of what Einstein’s theory of relativity was for physics. And the next time you feel the urge to cough in the cinema when someone else does—well, perhaps you’ll understand why.
32.Mirror neurons can explain .
33.The underlined word “triggered” in the third paragraph probably means “ ”.
34.We can learn from the passage that mirror neurons .
35.What is the passage mainly about?
81.假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言 错误，每句中最多有两处，每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
2）只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第 11 处起）不计分。
Women are playing a much important part in society than before. Now woman are working as teachers, scientists and even leaders. Almost all jobs that used to be done by men is done perfectly well by women. Women are no longer looked down in society. As these changes taking place in their social role, women’s position in the family has been improved as well. That’s hard to find the wife is busy doing housework while the husband is just sitting in an armchair, watches TV. In spite of all these changes, the great number of men still guard their rights and gender discrimination still exists. Few women are appointing high-ranking jobs in a company because of the existence of the glass ceiling. This is the problem we should try to solve it now.
Last year, researchers from the University of Michigan reported that empathy, the ability to understand
other people, among college students had dropped sharply over the past 10 years. spend more time alone and are less likely to join groups and clubs.
_ Today, people
Jennifer Freed, a co-director of a teen program, has another explanation. Turn on the TV, and you’re showered with news and reality shows full of people fighting, competing, and generally treating one another
with no respect. _
There are good reasons not to follow those bad examples. Humans are socially related by nature.
_ Researchers have also found that empathetic teenagers are more likely to have high self-respect.
Besides, empathy can be a cure for loneliness, sadness, anxiety, and fear.
Empathy is also an indication of a good leader. In fact, Freed says, many top companies report that
empathy is one of the most important things they look for in new managers.
_ “Academics are
important. But if you don’t have emotional intelligence, you won’t be as successful in work or in your love life,” she says.What’s the best way to up your EQ? For starters, let down your guard and really listen to others. _
To really develop empathy, you’d better volunteer at a nursing home or a hospital, join a club or a team that has a diverse membership, have a “sharing circle” with your family, or spend time caring for pets at an animal shelter.
One night, when I was eight, my mother gently asked me a question I would never forget. “Sweetie, my company wants to _ me but needs me to work in Brazil. This is like your teacher telling that you’ve done _ and allowing you to skip a grade(跳级), but you’ll have to _ your friends. Would you say yes to your teacher?” She gave me a hug and asked me to think about it. I was puzzled. The question kept me _ for the rest of the night I had said “yes” but for the first time, I realized the _ decisions adults had to make.
For almost four years, my mother would call us from Brazil every day. Every evening I’d _ wait for the phone to ring and then tell her every detail of my day. A phone call, however, could never replace her _ and it was difficult not to feel lonely at times.
During my fourth-grade Christmas break, we flew to Rio to visit her. Looking at her large _ apartment, I became _ how lonely my mother must have been in Brazil herself. It was then _ I started to appreciate the tough choices she had to make on _ family and work. _ difficult decisions, she used to tell me, you wouldn’t know whether you make the right choice, but you could always make the best out of the situation, with passion and a _ attitude.
Back home , I _ myself that what my mother could do, I could, too. If she _ to live in Rio all by herself, I, too, could learn to be _ . I learn how to take care of myself and set high but achievable _ .
My mother is now back with us. But I will never forget what the _ has really taught me. Sacrifices _ in the end. The separation between us has proved to be _ for me.
The Mona Lisa is famous for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons, of course,
_ the popularity of the painting is the artist himself. Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps the most _ (recognize) artist in the world. Not only _ (be) Da Vinci an artist, but he was also a scientist, _ inventor, and a doctor. Because of his ability to study the actual form of the human, he was able to draw and paint it more _ (accurate) than any other artist of his time. And it is the unique style and technique_ _ _make the Mona Lisa
stand out from the contemporary _ (work).
The Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre in France in 1911. Pablo Picasso was on the original list of
suspects questioned and jailed for the theft, but he__ (prove) innocent later. _ (lose) for two years, the masterpiece was thought to have vanished. ___ , in 1913, an Italian man Vincenzo Perugia was arrested for the crime of stealing the famous painting, and the original artwork returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris.
73.The (行李) left behind by a suspicious passenger contained dangerous chemicals.
72.Western civilization b a lot from the invention of printing.
71.Food and clothing should be made a to people living in poverty.
74.Due to the severe weather c_ _, few living beings can survive at the South Pole.
75.Line 3 of the Chengdu Metro, which opened on 31 July,2016, has brought great c to the students and teachers of our school.
76.The senior students can behave well even in the a of their head teachers.
79.M by a strong desire to enlighten the Chinese people, Lu Xun took up writing as a profession.
78.When you step out of your comfort zone, you may experience a higher level of (焦
虑), for things are no longer in your control.
77.Whether the Mona Lisa in Louvre is authentic or not has caused an (争论) among the public.
80.Ma Yun has built a (商业的) empire that is expanding its business to every corner of the world.
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I am Li Xiaohua, a senior student from a high school in Chengdu.
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