3. Due to the ______ of this medical technology, some diseases can be treated at an early stage.
7. All of you ______ at the school gate! We’ll soon start.
1. —May I try on the blue tie over there? This one does not match my shirt, you see.
—______. Just wait for a minute.
2. Raising ______ retirement age in progressive steps is in line with China’s labor market realities, ______ official said on Tuesday.
4. With his outstanding performance, Zhang Lei ______to be the Winner of the “Voice of China 2015”.
5. “It is the realization of the Chinese Dream ______ put forward by Chairman Xi ______ presents a vision for national revival and contributes to a new global landscape”, said foreign experts at a dialogue Saturday in Shanghai.
6. They came up with a lot of plans at the meeting, none of them ______ in their work.
8. I have had such a case ______ a boy whispered to his deskmate now and then while I was having lessons.
9. Whether eating out will cause certain cancers has remained ______; experts are still finding evidence to prove the truth.
10. —What do you think of our decoration scheme, Sir?
—Well, it seems that yours is more practical and cost-effective than ______ given by Wilson Company.
12. —What if I had parked my car here just now?
—What luck! You ______ .
13. —Excuse me, but I want to use your computer to search for some information.
—You ______ have my computer if you don’t take care of it.
15. On Oct 29th, 2015, China further relaxed its more than three-decade-old family planning policy to allow all couples to have a second child and the new law ______ officially on Jan 1st, 2016.
16. No sooner ______Tu Youyou stepped on the stage ______ the audience broke into thunderous applause.
18. ______ they grow, they make sure ______ is left in the ground after harvesting becomes a natural fertilizer for the next year’s crop.
11. ______ to alcohol, whether for an adult or for a teenager, is definitely harmful from all aspects.
14. The committee is discussing the problem right now. It will ______ have been solved by the end of next week.
17. A total of 120 million Chinese people traveled overseas in 2015, making it the third year ______ that China topped the list of international outbound(出境的) travelers, according to statistics of China National Tourism Administration.
19. Despite the fact that all three teams ______ different approaches to the problem, they were all immediate successes.
20. —I love the Internet. I’ve come to know many friends on the Net.
—______. Few of them would become your real friends.
Last week I stopped at a red light. To my left stood a young woman. She had a look of on her face, ragged clothes, and a sign that , “Just need a little help. Thank you.” I was drawn to her. I had no cash in my . Instead, I gathered all the change I had in my car. I rolled my down. “Hi. What’s your name?” I asked. “Joyce,” she with caution in her voice. “Hi, Joyce, I’m Kelley.” I my arm to give her a handshake. She unwillingly my hand. “It’s nice to meet you. I wish I had to help you with but this is all I have right now.” She pleasantly her hands and the coins. She started telling me how their house was burned down last year and they everything. With no insurance and both losing their jobs, they were starting over.
All week I drove by that place hoping to see Joyce and give her more. One week later, I was the first in at the red light and as I the light I smiled. There was Joyce. I asked her what her were. She said that one of her relatives lived in Texas and a few rental houses, and she had agreed to let them stay in one until they got . “I have a little something to help you there,” and I gave her a 20-dollar bill. “We all need a little help every now and then, don’t we?” We both smiled and nodded in .
Who knows if I’ll ever see her again? But I know at that moment she smiled and she knew that things really were going to get better for her. And seeing her smile and the hope in her eyes is what I needed to my trouble in life.
Nearly everyone likestraveling. Sometimes we will travel with our friends or families, but sometimeswe will travel alone. Different ways for traveling will give you differentfeelings. Here are five benefits you can gain by traveling alone.
For me, traveling alone was one crash course(速成班) in makingdecisions–-just keep on rolling the dice(骰子) and seewhat comes up. Stop the research. Stop the analysis paralysis. Just keep choosingand living. In travel, everything is as it is, and there’s always another dayto change course and choose again. A lot more happens in life whenyou stop worrying about what to do and just go.
The sense of risk and reward iswhat draws me to traveling alone. Traveling with a friend can be an adventuretoo, but the adventure quotient(指数) is usually higher when you are alone. You’remore vulnerable(脆弱) in the sense that you have to seek out company and help. Hey, justbecause I’m traveling alone doesn’t mean I can’t ask a hunky Carioca volleyballplayer to put sunscreen on the hard-to-reach places. That’s the advantage oftraveling alone, isn’t it? Openness to adventure.
Traveling alone also teaches you to trust your fellow men and women. Theyare the ones who help you out when you are in need. I will never forget the manwho stopped a long-distance bus for me in Colombia so he could go buy me Cokeand toilet paper (I confessed to him that I had “digestive” issues right beforewe got on the bus). Then he invited me to his family’s home for lunch, and Istill get emails from the family saying they will never forget me.
When youtravel alone, the trip is completely yours. You are the star of your own movie.All the mistakes are yours to make, the accidental discoveries to enjoy, andthe insights to savor. The recollection of the trip is entirely personal andprivate.
In a whole year of travel, I made a new best friend who I know will be afriend for life. We will be at each other’s weddings if we get married, wecoach each other through our post-(or newly)-travel lives, and we hope to meetup for other adventures in Africa, Asia, and to dance tango in Buenos Aires.Our friendship is pure gold and we have both helped each other grow in countlessways. That openness to a new friend might not have been there if I had alreadybeen traveling with someone else. And who knows? You might meet the love ofyour life. A. Openness to the worldB. The grace of trusting in strangersC.Star in your own movieD. Often change your courseE. Learn how to make decisionsF.A new best friend (or love)
Nearly everyone likes traveling. Sometimes we will travel with our friends or families, but sometimes we will travel alone. Different ways for traveling will give you different feelings. Here are five benefits you can gain by traveling alone.
The sense of risk and reward is what draws me to traveling alone. Traveling with a friend can be an adventure too, but the adventure quotient(指数) is usually higher when you are alone. You’re more vulnerable(脆弱) in the sense that you have to seek out company and help. Hey, just because I’m traveling alone doesn’t mean I can’t ask a hunky Carioca volleyball player to put sunscreen on the hard-to-reach places. That’s the advantage of traveling alone, isn’t it? Openness to adventure.
Traveling alone also teaches you to trust your fellow men and women. They are the ones who help you out when you are in need. I will never forget the man who stopped a long-distance bus for me in Colombia so he could go buy me Coke and toilet paper (I confessed to him that I had “digestive” issues right before we got on the bus). Then he invited me to his family’s home for lunch, and I still get emails from the family saying they will never forget me.
When you travel alone, the trip is completely yours. You are the star of your own movie. All the mistakes are yours to make, the accidental discoveries to enjoy, and the insights to savor. The recollection of the trip is entirely personal and private.
In a whole year of travel, I made a new best friend who I know will be a friend for life. We will be at each other’s weddings if we get married, we coach each other through our post-(or newly)-travel lives, and we hope to meet up for other adventures in Africa, Asia, and to dance tango in Buenos Aires. Our friendship is pure gold and we have both helped each other grow in countless ways. That openness to a new friend might not have been there if I had already been traveling with someone else. And who knows? You might meet the love of your life. A. Openness to the worldB. The grace of trusting in strangersC. Star in your own movieD. Often change your courseE. Learn how to make decisionsF. A new best friend (or love)
If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear immediately. But one man, Hernando Guanlao in Manila, tried it and found that his collections grew.
He’s a lovely man in his early 60s, with one ever-lasting love—books. They’re his pride and joy, because, whether he likes it or not, they seem to be taking over his house. Guanlao has set up a “library” outside his home in central Manila. Readers can take as many books as they want, for as long as they want. As Guanlao says, “The only rule is that there are no rules.”
You might consider it would end very quickly. But in fact, in the 12 years he’s been running his library. He’s found that his collection has grown rather than become smaller, as more and more people help the activity. “It seems to me that the books are speaking to me,” he says with a smile, “The books are telling me they want to be read.”
Guanlao started his library in 2000, shortly after the death of his parents. He was looking for something to honor their memory, and that was when he hit upon the idea of promoting the reading habit passed on to him from his parents. So he put the books outside the door of his house to see if anyone wanted to borrow them. They did, and they brought the books back with others to add to the collection. The library was born. The library is not advertised, but somehow, every day, a steady stream of people find their way there.
To help the poorest communities in Manila, Guanlao doesn’t wait for them to find him on his “book bike”. He wants to set up a “book boat”, traveling around the islands of Sulu and Basilan. As we sat outside Hernando Guanlao’s house in the midday sun, watching people look through his collection, he thought it was worth spending all his time.
41. The first paragraph shows that Guanlao ______.
42. According to the passage, readers in Guanlao’s library ______.
43. What was beyond people’s expectation after the library was set up?
44. What caused Guanlao to have the idea of setting up a library?
45. What is the last paragraph mainly talking about?
Future Life Pets
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Prepare for the experience as the results are astonishing.
46. If we want to use the app of Future Life Pets, what kind of language should we know?
47. We can learn from the passage that the Future Life Pets app______.
48. The tall horse that Mike saw in his meditation is ______.
49. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
The largest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola(埃博拉) was caused by an infected bat biting a toddler, say a group of international researchers.
The 17-strong team of European and African tropical disease researchers, ecologists and anthropologists have spent three weeks investigating the outbreak of the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. The researchers captured the bats and other creatures near the village of Meliandoua in remote eastern Guinea, where the disease began in December 2013. The boy was bitten and passed the infection on to his mother and both died within a week. The disease was then spread far and wide by the people who came to the funeral.
Most of the previous outbreaks have been caused by meat from dead infected animals collected by hunters who then sell it on. Fruit bats, however, are widely eaten in rural West Africa.
The team, led by epidemiologist(流行病学家) Herr Leendertz, a disease ecologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, are expected to publish their results in a major journal soon.
Herr Leendertz’s team believe that an infected straw-colored fruit bat brought the disease to Guinea. The mammals are known to travel long distances and usually settle in forests near cities. Herr Leendertz said, “ The evidence is not 100 percent and we can only say that it is possible. They can travel far in one night. I don't think an individual bat or colony(群体) migrated all the way from Congo or Gabon to West Africa. These big colonies are connected. There is a possibility for the virus to mix between colonies. The bats share the same fruit. It is likely not to have even been one species of bat. The virus may jump from one species to another."
If the bat theory is confirmed, the locals would try to destroy the colonies, which, Herr Leendertz says, would be an ecological disaster, because bats pollinate(传授花粉) plants and kill insects. And bat hunts would also only increase human contact with potentially infected animals.
50. What’s the purpose of the 17-strong team?
51. In Herr Leendertz’s opinion, ______.
52. If the bat theory is confirmed, ______.
53. What’s the main idea of this passage?
54. This passage can probably be classified as ______.
The city of Vienna has always been popular for its famous physicians. Around the year 1482 one such well-known physician was Dr. Paul Urssenbeck. His fame came from his ability to predict with certainty whether a patient would recover his or her health or would die. He thus became known as the doctor of death.
In his earlier years, he followed the trade of a poor but honest weaver in the town of Deckendorf near Straudigen in Bavaria. It was a time of famine(饥荒), and he, his wife, and their eleven children were in great need. Then a twelfth child was born, and they could find no one to serve as its godparent. As a last chance, the poor weaver walked to a nearby village and asked an old friend to serve as godfather, but met only rejection. Disappointed and frustrated, the poor man made his way back to his family. While walking sorrowfully through the dense forest toward his home, he said, “If only I could die.” Suddenly a tall figure dressed in a dark cloak(斗篷) appeared before him, saying, “You called me. I am Death. What can I do for you?” As much as the man had previously wanted to die, he now wanted to live. “I am seeking a godfather for my youngest child. But I cannot find anyone who will serve as his godparent,” answered the weaver sadly. “I will accept this responsibility,” said Death. And thus it happened.
Following the baptism(洗礼), the mysterious godfather took the father aside and said, “Since I own neither gold nor silver to give to your child as a baptism present, I will make you into the most famous doctor of all times. Whenever you are called to a sick person, I—invisible to others—will seat myself either to the head or to the feet of the patient. If I am seated at the head, then this will show you that hope for recovery exists. If I am seated at the feet, then the patient will die.” Through this gift, the weaver was able to cure many illnesses, for he knew whether the patient who had sought his treatment would be helped by medications, or whether he would die. Soon the previously poor weaver became a wealthy and respected physician. However, his increased wealth made him ever-more greedy.
One day, a very wealthy man fell seriously ill, but when Dr. Urssenbeck was called in, and he saw that Death was already seated at the patient’s feet. Upon hearing the diagnosis, the relatives could not be comforted, and they offered the physician a fortune if he could heal the man. Then Urssenbeck resorted to trickery. He quickly had the patient’s bed turned around, so that Death was now seated at his head. Thus the man was rescued from Death, and he regained his health. On the physician’s way home, Death suddenly appeared before him. “You unfortunate one, why have you deceived me? In return for the life that you have given back to the rich man, you yourself must now die.” Death spoke with a threatening voice, and disappeared.
Dr. Urssenbeck suddenly found himself in a large room where thousands of candles were burning. Death said to him, “Each of these candles represents someone’s life. This tiny stump that is about to go out is yours.” Terrified, Dr. Urssenbeck reached for a taller candle, wanting to take some wax(蜡) from it to fill his stump, but in doing so he touched his own candle, and it went out, and he fell to the floor dead. That evening his body was found in a valley. He was buried in the graveyard of Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.
55. Why did Death make the weaver a famous doctor?
56. What does the underlined phrase “resort to” mean in paragraph 4?
58. Which of the following is NOT true?
59. Which of the following CANNOT be used to describe Dr.Urssenbeck?
60. What’s the best title of this passage?