The free Kindle for Mac application will give users access to more than 325,000 books in the Kindle Store, allowing them to download and read the e-books on their computer, and even add a virtual bookmark to a page so that they do not lose their place.
Amazon has its own range of Kindle e-book readers, which have sold well in the United States. The first Kindle device appeared in the UK last October, but British consumers have been slower to embrace the digital reading revolution.
The online seller has attempted to expand the presence of its Kindle brand by making the software for downloading and reading electronic books available on a variety o￡ other platforms, such as the iPhone and Windows-based PCs, rather than just Kindle devices.
“Kindle for Mac is the perfect companion application for customers who own a Kindle or Kindle DX, " said Jay Marine, director of Amazon's Kindle division.
“For those customers around the world who don, t yet have a Kindle, Kindle for Mac is a great way' to instantly access and read the most popular new releases as well as their old favourites.”
The Kindle for Mac application will synchronise(使同步）books and bookmarks between a Mac and a Kindle device. Amazon said it would be adding more features to the software in the coming months, including the ability to search the text of a book and create “notes”一 highlights and annotations. Amazon also said that it would develop a version of its existing iPhone Kindle app for the iPad, but privately there are concerns that Apple’s move into the e-book market, and the addition of an e-book store to the existing Apple iTunes and App Store ecosystem could steal customers from the Kindle store.
5. Which of the following can be done on Kindle
6. In which place did the Kindle device first come into the market
7. What does the underlined word "annotation" in the last paragraph probably mean?
8. What can be inferred from the last two paragraphs?
Some people have travelled to Canada while others may have just heard of it. As is known to all, the Canadian red and white maple leaf flag is officially called The National Flag of Canada. The Canadian flag shows a stylized red maple leaf with 11 points on a white background, with red borders down each side. The Canadian flag is twice as long as its width. The white square containing the red maple leaf is the same width as the flag. Canada is a very large country, too. It is the second largest country in the world. By contrast, it has a very small population. There are only about 29 million people there. Most Canadians are of British or French origin, and French is an official language as well as English. About 45 % of the people are of British origin — that is, they or their parents or grandparents, etc, come from Britain. Nearly 30 % are of French origin. Most of the French-Canadians live in the province of Quebec. Over the years people have come to live in Canada from many countries in the world. They are mostly from European countries and also from China, as well as other Asian countries.
However, Canada was not an empty country when the Europeans began to arrive. Canadian-Indian lived along the coast, by the rivers and lakes and in forests. Today there are only 350,000 Canadian-Indians in the whole country, with their own language. In the far north live the Inuits. There are only 27,000 Canadian-Inuits. Their life is hard in such a harsh climate.
9. What is the population of Quebec?
10. Which of the following stands for Canada?
11. Which of the following is TRUE according to this passage?
Although different universities in the US have different admissions policies, most determine admission based on several standards, including a student’s high school course of study, high school Grade Point Average (GPA), participation in activities, SAT or ACT exam scores, a written essay, and possibly a personal interview.
The university admissions office considers whether a student has taken courses in high school that have prepared him or her for more difficult coursework. A student’s high school GPA is also considered. _ Each letter grade is assigned a number or points: A = 2 points, B=1 , C=2, D=1 and F=0 point. A GPA is calculated by adding all of the points earned for each course grade and dividing the total points by the total number of courses taken. _
Universities prefer to see applications from high school students who have engaged in activities in their spare time, such as clubs, athletic teams and student government. _ students in the US take the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT during their final year of high school. Each university sets a minimum SAT or ACT score that a student must achieve in order to be admitted. These are standardized quantitative examinations. The SAT tests critical reading, math and writing skills. _
Students are often required to write an essay as part of the application process. _ The applicants may also be required to have a personal interview with a representative from the admissions office.
A. A student who fails a required course must repeat the course.
B. A GPA is a figure representing a student’s accumulated grades.
C. Each admissions office determines the length and content of the essay.
D. For example, a GPA of 1.0 is a “B” average for all of the courses taken.
E. A student graduates after he or she has successfully passed all the required courses.
F. The ACT tests English, math, reading, science reasoning and optional writing.
G. Voluntary participation in these activities show students have learned valuable life lessons.
Traditional Chinese culture is beginning to capture the attention of the world. Kung Fu, _ (especial), has had a great effect _ the millions of people who first learned about China through it. From that, they may come to China and learn about other _ (aspect) of this culture. Other Asian nations have long know about the _ (great)of ancient Chinese culture. Their own cultures are _ mix of native ones and those Chinese characteristics. Korea and Japan long ago adopted ideas such as Confucianism is something that continues today even if it _ (challenge)by Pop Culture. This strength comes from the ideas _ (give)in the Four Books of Confucianism, which built upon the ideas of an even _ (much)ancient period codified(编纂)in the Five Classics. From them, the West learns _ is uniquely Chinese, for example, feng shui. So far China has taken steps _ (further) this spread of its culture by establishing Chinese Cultural Centers in such places as the United States and Europe.
In couple of weeks, we’ll say goodbye to our school. Now this is really hard to put my feelings into words. The past three years has general been a wonderful journey with you guys. To make the journey good and safer, our teachers had contributed their time and energy. We are grateful to what you, dear teachers, have done for us. No matter whether unwilling we are, we will depart soon. And it is not the end. It just means it’s time to begin a new journey. Finally, on behalf of all the graduate here, let me to extend our sincere wishes for our school and to our teachers. Thank you!