Manufacturer: Fisher Price
Publication date: 2016-6-15 Price:＄9.65
For Ages: 2+
Stephen is one of theearliest engines ever built. Other engines may be faster and stronger thanStephen, but in terms of strength or speed, Stephen makes up for with hispositive spirits, sense of humor and knowledge. Stephen can connect to otherengines and vehicles with magnet connectors.
Monster Truck Manufacturer: LEGOPublication date: 2016-2-21 Price:＄29.95
For Ages: 3+
Get the big monster truck to the race with theMonster Truck! Check the engine and huge tires before the show. Jump the ramp(斜坡) to hear the crowd cheer with excitement!
• Features aman-made low-loader trailer, a monster truck, a ramp and a carriage withopening doors
• Accessoriesinclude tools, a toolbox and an oilcan
Manufacturer: Melissa ＆ Doug Publication date: 2015-12-16 Price:＄15.45
For Ages 4 and up
The brightly colored wooden train is over 17 incheslong and includes 15 changeable pieces. The engine and multicolored goods carshave strong pegs(挂钩) for linking the cars. Get onboard for a high-quality, value-packed adventure!
Crazy Forts Manufacturer: Crazy FortsPublication date: 2016-8-9
For Ages 5 andup
Childrenof all ages love building fun structures where they can play endlessly in theirimaginary worlds. And Crazy Forts makes play so easy and so fun. Simply connectthe balls and sticks and cover the structure with bed sheets to create yourimaginary places. They are durable, portable and best of all, there are nobatteries required! You can build your own creation, a playhouse for parties,tunnels or connect with friends for amazing structures.
21.Buy the Monster Truck, and you will get .
22.If John Smith pays ＄15.45, he will get a product which has .
23.Which of the following can better promote children’s imagination?
What about your performance at today’s class？Are you active enough to focuson the lessons? Nowadays it is common to see students’ laziness and poorefficiency at class. And that iswhyschoolsacrosstheworldaretryingtocomeupwithsolutionstokeepstudentsactive.
Some arereplacing traditional classroom chairs with exercise balls or standing desks.At War ElementarySchool in Winston, North Carolina students have adopted a newprogram that requires riding fixed bikes while reading.
‘Read andRide’ is the creation of school counselor Scott Ertl, who came up with the ideawhile he was exercising and reading at the gym. Believing it would be a fun wayto convince students to become more active, he placed one in the corner of hisclassroom and encouraged them to use it during independent reading classes.
It was sopopular that Ertl decided to add more bikes and offer the Read and Ride programto the entire school. Today Ward Elementary has a dedicated exercise roomfilled with bikes that can be used by students while completing their dailyreading assignments.
Besidesmaking reading more fun, the program also helps students exercise at acomfortable pace without the pressure that comes with regular sports-relatedactivities. It is also a perfect way torelease energy during days when the weather is not helpful to outdoor activities.What is more important, however, are the program’sacademic benefits. A year after Read and Ride was introduced at WardElementary School, students actively involved in the programdemonstrated an astonishing 83% reading proficiency.Those who had not taken advantage of the exercise bikes tested at a much lower,41%.
Of coursethere are many other programs which have got good results as ‘Read and Ride’.Though the substantial improvement in academic achievement can not all beattributed to
programslik‘e Read andRide,’expertsbelieve theyarea significantcontributor.That’sbecause
studies have shown that physical activitystimulates（刺激） braincells and helps prepare it for learning. So don’t be surprised to find moreschools across the country will adopt “Read and Ride” for their students.
24.What is the new program at Ward Elementary School?
25.How do the students at Ward Elementary School benefit from the program?
26.Which of the following is the closest in the meaning to the underlined phrase in the last paragraph?
27.What is the author's attitude towards this program?
I was on a boat racing across the open ocean off Cancun’scoast. I became thrilled as I wondered what this beautiful day had in store for me. I joined oneof the eco-tours that headed out to sea daily and dropped tourists into theocean with whale sharks—the world’s largest fish! I had learned in thebook that they were hard to find and quick to leave. This experience was boundto beunforgettable!
After an hour-long rideat sea, we noticed large black fins(鱼鳍)appearing all around us and I knew immediately we were in for an unforgettabletime! With a full boat of 10people, we took turns plunging into theshark-filled waters two at a time with the addition of a guide. We couldimmediately see enormous whale sharks swimming in every direction around us.Whale sharks are gentle giants, and it is impossible not to wonder at theirhuge size and grace as they glide through the water. These giant fish aren’tafraid of humans, swimming quietly right by us.
The toursallowed for 15 minutes in the water at a time, rotating(使轮流) other touristsin and out. On this day the waves were very strong and several of thepassengers became seasick, and so did I. But I don’t normally get seasickness.Luckily for me, those passengers stopped taking their turn, allowing me moretime in the water!
Before the tour ended we had been in the water for a couple of hours and within a fewfeet of dozens of whale sharks. How could the experience get any better? Youmight ask. How about a surprise visit from manta rays jumping out of water? Yes!Giant manta rays were propelling(推 动) themselves into the air for our viewing pleasure on our way backhome! Some even swam by our boat and gave us a close-up view!
On the way back to Cancun we ate lunch at thebeautiful and slightly crowded beach of Isla Mujeres. By thetime the day had ended it put my previous experience inBelizeto shame—this was indeed a day that had made my dreams come true.
28.How did the writer feel when he was on a boat racing across the open ocean off Cancun’s coast?
29.From the third paragraph, we can learn that .
30.What does the passage mainly talk about?
31.We can infer that the manta ray probably refers to .
Nowadays, it is common to see almost everybody fix their eyes on the screens of their smartphones at parties, although various food and drinks are provided. So people say parties and social gatherings no longer excite us the same way they once did.
They prefer to spend more time on their phones rather than talk with their friends. According to a recent International Data Corporation study, well over half of Chinese have a smartphone and reach for it the moment they wake up, keeping it in hand all day. In addition, too many drivers are using smartphones while driving and as a result they get into car crashes. According to a police report, 34 percent of drivers admit texting while driving, and they confirm that text messaging is their number one driving interruption. People's attachment to their smartphones is unbelievably becoming more important than the lives of themselves and others.
Just as drivers ignore the importance of focusing while on the road, many people also fail to recognize the significance of human interaction. When with their friends, some people pointlessly check or send text messages in the presence of a friend, which sends a message to that friend: the person I am texting is more important than you. In addition, relying on our smartphone to make friends does not give us the same advantage as being able to make new friendships in the real world. Face-to-face conversations will give us much stronger communication skills in the long run.
Not only is the smartphone affecting our desire to interact (交流) face-to-face but it is also lowering society's ability to communicate. We are living in a high-tech age, yet face-to-face communication is and will permanently be the number one way of communicating for humans.
32.Why do parties and social gatherings no longer excite us like before?
33.According to the second paragraph, which of the following interrupts drivers the most while they are driving?
34.Over reliance on the smartphone leads to the result that .
35.This text is probably taken from .
(Do you usually feel like you're working hard but still can't reach your study goals? Here are some quick tips to help you study better.
◆Study with a partner or in groups
Rather than living in a cave with your nose in the books all day, grab a friend from your class and study with him.__ __
◆Step into your teacher's shoes
(Ask yourself “If I were the teacher, what would I put on the test？” You have probably experienced a lot of your teacher's tests and quizzes by now.__ __Teachers have specific types of information that they want you to learn. The structure is usually the same.
◆Paint pictures on the paper.
You can build your knowledge structure in the form of pictures. It's harder to remember each piece of a puzzle individually than it is to recall the completed picture.__ __
(A hungry brain is an ineffective one. Those Snickers commercials were not kidding. Your brain needs the proper nutrients to keep it going. Because of this, what you eat and drink also plays a huge role in how sharp your brain is. Healthy foods provide nutrients to your brain cells to keep them energized. Junk foods increase tiredness and don't make you have a good taste for others.
◆Take breaks to relax your brain.
Your brain is like a muscle. It can also tire if you overwork it.__ __If you divide studying into 15•30•minute blocks with quick breaks in between, your brain will feel refreshed, grateful and ready for the next challenge you throw at.
Long long ago, a wise man who lived a simple life in a village was famous throughout the country. The king heard about his stories and was so _ with the man’s modest behavior that he invited the wise man to live with him in the _ .
The wise man willingly accepted , which surprised the king, who had expected it would take _ to persuade him to accept the invitation. _ ,the king made luxurious arrangements for his stay.
To the king’s greater _ , the wise man _ quickly and even enjoyed all the luxuries of the palace. While the king started _ that maybe he was cheated by the wise man. But he just kept his _ to himself and continued to _ the wise man. A year later, the wise man was still enjoying his stay.
One day, the king _ his mind to talk to the wise man about his thoughts. He said, “When I first met you, I _ your lifestyle and minimum needs, but what I see now is totally the _ . I am confused _ what is the difference between you and me.” The wise man smiled and said, “ I am _ for you to ask this question, but I will answer you tomorrow morning.”
The next morning the wise man came to the king and said, “ I am leaving for an unknown place. _ you really want the answer, you will have to leave your palace, your family, your kingdom and accompany me.” The king hesitated for a while, and then he said, “ Yon know I can’t do that!”
The wise man smiled and replied, “Yes, I know. And that is the _ between you and me. I can leave all pleasures and comforts behind _ I want because I am not attached to them, but you are. I hope you have your answer now.” The king _ understood. He requested the wise man to stay on, but the man refused. As he was leaving, he said to the king, “Remember, what you hold on to _ you. And since I hold on to nothing, I have _ to give up. I am forever free.”
The mouse is an effective device used by people to communicate with a computer.
Most people find it almost impossible _ (operate) a computer without a mouse. First, a mouse is really handy, flexible and convenient. Only by simply _ (click) can we complete a lot of operations. Second, the functions like inserting, moving and copying _ (able) us to edit texts, browse web pages and download _ we want. Using it to email people, shop online and chat with friends is fast. Besides, it can help us enjoy all kinds of _ (entertain) like music, movies and games.
Every coin has two sides. As a convenient tool, the mouse can make our work much _ (easy). _ , using it too much can also be negative. For one thing, _ may lack for thinking with so much ready information appearing in front of us. The ready answers may make us lazy and _ (will) to create new things. For another, using the mouse for too long will hurt our wrists. So we had better use it _ (proper).
短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题1 分，满分 10 分） 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。
2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从第11 处起）不计分。
Chen Xi is one of my best friend. He studies art history of China in an university. He is able to recognize the styles of different cultural relics from former times, especial the Tang and Song dynasties.
One day when he was wandering in a second-hand furniture shop he saw an amazed object among many different vases and jewels. It was a mirror which was belonged to the Song Dynasty. Chen Xi went up and took a closer look it. With his knowledge in art history, he recognizes that it was a rare mirror. He decided to buy the mirror although it was sold at a high price. Later he gave it to your local museum. People there were very happy but considered it one of the treasures of their collection. To them, it was worth much most than Chen Xi paid.