Monthly Talks at London Canal Museum.Our monthly talks start at 19:30 on the first Thursday of each monthexcept August. Admission is at normal charges and you don’t need tobook. They end around 21:00.
The Canal Pioneers, by Chris Lewis. James Brindley is recognized.as one of the leading early canal engineers. He was also a major player in training others in the art of nanal planning and building. ChrisLewis will explain how Brindley made such a positive contribution tothe education of that group of early “civil enginerrs”.
Ice for the Metropolis, by Malcolm Tucker. Well before the arrival
of freezers, there was a demand for ice for food preservation and
catering, Malcolm will explain the history of importing natural ice
and the technology of building ice wells, and how London’s ice trade
An Update on the Cotsword Canals, by Liz Payne. The Smoudwater Canal
is moving towards reopenling. The Thames and Severn Canal will take
a little longer. We will have a report on the present state of play.
March 6th Eyots and Aits- Thames Islands, by Miranda Vickers. The Thames had many islands. Miranda has undertaken a review of all of them. She will tell us about those of greatest interest. Online bookings:www.canalmuseum.org.uk/book More into:www.canalmuseum.org.uk/whatsonLondon Canal Museum12-13 New Wharf Road, London NI 9RTwww.canalmuseum.org.uk www.canalmuseum.mobi Tel:020 77130836
1.When is the talk on James Brindley?
2. What is the topic of the talk in February?
3. Who will give the talk on the islands in the Thames.
The freezing Northeast hasn’t been a terribly fun place to spend
time this winter, so when the chance came for a weekend to Sarasota,
Florida, my bags were packed before you could say “sunshine”. I left
for the land of warmth and vitamin C(维生素C), thinking of beaches
and orange trees. When we touched down to blue skies and warm air, I
sent up a small prayer of gratefulness. Swimming pools, wine tasting,
and pink sunsets (at normal evening hours, not 4 in the afternoon)
filled the weekend, but the best part- particularly to my taste, dulled
by months of cold- weather root vegetables- was a 7 a.m. adventure to
the Sarasota farmers’ market that proved to be more than worth the
early wake-up call.
The market, which was founded in 1979, sets up its tents every
Saturday from 7:00 am to 1 p.m, rain or shine, along North Lemon and
State streets. Baskets of perfect red strawberries, the red-painted
sides of the Java Dawg coffee truck; and most of all, the tomatoes:
amazing, large, soft and round red tomatoes.
Disappointed by many a broken, vine-ripened(蔓上成熟的) promise,
I’ve refused to buy winter tomatoes for years. No matter how attractive
they look in the store, once I get them home they’re unfailingly dry,
hard, and tasteless. But I homed in, with uncertainty, on one
particular table at the Brown’s Grove Farm’s stand, full of fresh
and soft tomatoes the size of my fist. These were the real deal- and
at that moment, I realized that the best part of Sarasota in winter
was going to be eating things that back home in New York I wouldn’t
be experiencing again for months.
Delighted as I was by the tomatoes in sight, my happiness deepened
when I learned that Brown’s
Grove Farm is one of the suppliers for Jack Dusty, a newly opened
restaurant at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton, where- luckily for me- I was
planning to have dinner that very night. Without even seeing the menu,
I knew I’d be ordering every tomato on it.
4. What did the author think of her winter life in New York?
5. What made the author’s getting up late early worthwhile?
6. What can we learn about tomatoes sold in New York in winter?
7. What was the author going to that evening?
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the most popular of modern
artists. The Pompidou Centre in Paris is showing its respect and
admiration for the artist and his powerful personality with an
exhibition bringing together over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings
and more. Among the works and masterworks on exhibition the visitor
will find the best pieces, most importantly the Persistence of
Memory. There is also L’Enigme sans Fin from 1938, works on paper,
objects, and projects for stage and screen and selected parts from
television programmes reflecting the artist’s showman qualities.
The visitor will enter the World of Dali through an egg and is met
with the beginning, the world of birth. The exhibition follows a path
of time and subject with the visitor exiting through the brain.
The exhibition shows how Dali draws the viewer between two
infinities (无限). “From the infinity small to the infinity large,
contraction and expansion coming in and out of focus: amazing Flemish
accuracy and the showy Baroque of old painting that he used in his
museum-theatre in Figueras,” explains the Pompidou Centre.
The fine selection of the major works was done in close
collaboration (合作)with the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid,
Spain, and with contributions from other institutions like the
Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
8. Which of the following best describe Dali according to Paragraph1?
9. What is Dali’s The Persistence of Memory considered to be?
10. How are the exhibits arranged at the World of Dali?
11. What does the word “contributions” in the last paragraph refer to?
Conflict is on the menu tonight at the café La Chope. This evening,
as on every Thursday night, psychologist Maud Lehanne is leading two
of France’s favorite pastimes, coffee drinking and the “talking
cure”. Here they are learning to get in touch with their true feelings.
It isn’t always easy. They customers-some thirty Parisians who pay
just under $2 (plus drinks) per session-care quick to intellectualize
(高谈阔论)，slow to open up and connect. “You are forbidden to say
‘one feels,’or ‘people think’,”Lehane told them. “Say ‘I think,’
A café society where no intellectualizing is allowed? It couldn’tseem more un-French. But Lehanne’s psychology café is about morethan
knowing oneself: It’s trying to help the city’s troubledneighborhood cafes. Over the years, Parisian cafes have fallen victimto changes in the French lifestyle-longer working hours, a fast foodboom and a younger generation’s desire to spend more time at home.Dozens of new theme cafes appear to change the situation.Cafesfocusedaround psychology, history, and engineering are catching on, fillingtables well into the evening.The city’s“psychology cafes”,which offer great comfort ,are amongthe most popular places.Middle-aged homemakers,retirees,and theunemployed come to such cafes to talk about love,anger,and dreams witha psychologist.And they come to Lehanne’s group just to learn to saywhat they feel.“There’s a strong need in Paris for communication，”
says Maurice Frisch,a café La Chope regular who works as a religious
instructor in nearby church.“Peaple have few real friends.And they
need to open up”.Lehanne says she’d like to see psychology cafes all
overFrance.“If people had normal lives,these cafes wouldn’t exist,”
she says.“If life weren’t a battle,people would’t need a special
place just to speak.”But then,it wouldn’t’ be France.
12.What are people encouraged to do at the cafe La Chope?
13. How are cafes affected by French lifestyle changes?
14. What are theme cafes expected to do?
15. Why are psychology cafes becoming popular in Paris?
16.根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项，选项中有两项为多余选项。Building Trust in a Relationship Again Trust is a learned behavior that we gain from past experiences,16 .___________ That is a risk. But you can’t be successful when there’s a lack of trust in a relationship that results from an action where the wrongdoer takes no responsibility to fix the mistake.Unfortunately, we’ve all been victims of betrayal.
Whether we’ve been suffer from, lied to , misled, or cheated on, there are different levels of losing trust. Sometimes people simply can’t trust anymore,17.__________It’s understandable, but if you’re willing to build trust in a relationship again, we have some steps you can take to get you there.◆18. ___________ having confidence in yourself will help you make better choices because you can see what the best outcome would be for your well-being.◆19. ___________ If you’ve been betrayed, you are the victim of your circumstance. But there’s a difference between being a victim and living with a “victim mentality”. At some point in all of our lives, we’ll have our trust tested or violated.◆ You didn’t lose “everything”. Once trust is lost, what is left? Instead of looking at the situation from this hopeless angle, look at everything you still have and be thankful for all of the good in your life.20.______________instead, it’s a healthy way to work through the experience to allow room for positive growth and forgiveness.
A. Learn to really trust yourself.
B. It is putting confidence in someone.
C. Stop regarding yourself as the victim.
D. Remember that you can expect the best in return.
E. They’ve been too badly hurt and they can’t bear to let it happen again.
F. This knowledge carries over in their attitude toward their future relation ships.
G. Seeing the positive side of things doesn’t mean you’re ignoring what happened.
My kids and I were heading into the supermarket over the weekend.
On the way ,we spotted a man holding a piece of paper that said,“ __ _ _ my job. Family to Feed.”At this store, a _ _ __ like this is not normal. My 10-year-old noticed him and make a _ _ on how bad it must be to have to stand _ _ in the cold wind. In the store, I asked each of my kids to _ _ something they thought our “friend” there would _ _. They got apples, a sandwich and a bottle of juice. Then my 17-year-old suggested giving him a _ __. I thought about it. We were _ on cash ourselves, but… well, sometimes _ from our need instead of our abundance is _ what we need to do! All the kids _ _ something they could do away with for the week. When we handed him the bag of _ _, he lit up and thanked us with _ _ eyes. When I handed him the gift card, saying he could use it for _ _ __his family might need, he burst into tears. This has been a wonderful _ _ _ for our family. For days the kids have been looking for others we can _ _! Things would have played out so _ _ _ if I had simply said, “No, we really don’t have _ _ to give more.” Stepping out not only helped a brother in _ _ _, it also gave my kids the _ _ _ taste of helping others.It’ll go a long way with them.
Yangshuo, ChinaIt was raining lightly when I _ _ (arrive) in Yangshuo just before dawn. But I didn’t care. A few hours _ _, I’d been at home in Hong Kong, with _ (it) choking smog. Here, the air was clean and fresh,even with the rain.I’d skipped nearby Guilin, a dream place for tourists seeking the limestone mountain tops and dark waters of the Li River _ are pictured by artists in so many Chinese _ (painting). Instead, I ‘d head straight for Yangshuo. For those who fly to Guilin, it’s only an hour away _ _ car and offers all the scenery of the better-known city.Yangshuo _ __(be) really beautiful. A study of travelers _ _ (conduct) by the website TripAdvisor names Yangshuo as one of the top 10 destinations in the world. And the town is fast becoming a popular weekend destination for people in Asia. Abercrombie & Kent, a travel company in Hong Kong, says it _ (regular) arranges quick getaways here for people _ _ (live) in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
51.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。增加：在缺词处加一个漏字符号（ ），并在其下面写出该加的词。删除：把多余的词用斜线（ ）划掉。修改：在错的词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后的词。
注意：1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词；2. 只允许修改10 处，多着（从第11 处起）不计分。
When I was a child, I hoped to live in the city. I think I would
be happy there. Now I am living in a city ,but I miss my home in
countryside. There the air is clean or the mountains are green.
Unfortunately, on the development of industrialization, the
environment has been polluted. Lots of studies have been shown that
global warming has already become a very seriously problem. The airs
we breathe in is getting dirtier and dirtier. Much rare animals are
dying out . We must found ways to protect your environment. If we fail
to do so ,we’ll live to regret it .