As a little child,1 was always plump（胖的）.In college I started blowing up. It got out of controlwhen l went to law school.
I'd made a decision a thousand times: I'm going to lose weight now. But what motivated（激发）me to get serious about it was turning 30.1 weighed 414 pounds.1 was always tired. Some of my family members have suffered from heart disease, and l was frightened. I also wanted to look better.So after my birthday,1 walked into the office of a weight loss doctor.
She was very understanding. Her focus was on balanced meals and she wanted me to exercise. Walking was all I could do at first. I started by walking a few blocks and gradually increased thedistance, until one weekend, I heard myself saying, "Wow, this seems pretty easy." So I started to run. 1 was losing nine or ten pounds a month, and I had more energy. I started to think about the New
York City Marathon. For years,1 watched the runners and thought, "This looks like fun, but I couldnever do that." But now I realized that maybe I could.I joined the New York Road Runners.I ran al0km, then a half marathon.I still wasn't confident I could run a full 26 miles. But I told myself I was
going to do it, no matter what.
By my 33rd birthday,1 was down to 180 pounds. I started formally training for the marathon.And on the morning of November l, I stood on the Verrazano Bridge in Staten Island with more than 40,000 0ther runners, waiting for the event to start.
It was unbelievable to have the audience cheering me on, handing me cups of water. And I crossed the finish line. My friends sprayed（向……喷射）me with beer, as if I'd won the Super Bowl.And at that moment,I knew: If I set my mind to something, nothing is impossible.
21. The underlined phrase "blowing up" in Paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to____.
22. From the passage we can know that the author____.
23. Which of the following sayings can best summarize the passage?
Imagine having an idea, drawing it on paper, bringing it to a store and seeing it turned into a physical object. This is now possible with the help of 3D printers. Such machines were once used just by universities and big companies, but now, stores with 3D printing services are appearing around the United States.
Bryan Jaycox and his wife opened The Build Shop LLC in Los Angeles two years ago. The store is filled with tools like a laser cutter, an industrial sewing machine and 3D printers. The Jaycoxs offer 3D printing classes and services for anyone who is interested.
"I think 3D printing is going to be huge. It's going to have a huge effect on society as a whole." One of the students in a recent class was KiChong Tran. He plans to open a 3D printing business in Cambodia.
3D printing services are becoming available for American consumers.
The UPS Store is a nationwide retailer (零售商 ) that provides shipping, copying and other services. The UPS Store recently put 3D printers in three of its independently-owned stores. Burke Jones owns one of the stores in San Diego.
"The demand has been amazing. It's been much more than I would have imagined." The UPS Store plans to add 3D printers in three more stores.
At The UPS Store, the cost of the object depends on the amount of materials used. The store charges up to $95 an hour to design the object with computer software that creates a digital file to guide the printer.
Mr. Jaycox predicts that within five years, 3D printing technology could become more popular. But KiChong Tran says even current technology can make a difference in a developing country like Cambodia.
"With 3D printing, you can give them tools; you put it in their hands so they are responsible more for their own development and they learn skills beyond just learning English and becoming a tour guide or something like that or working at a bank; you can actually create things that give value to the world."
He says it's not just in Cambodia but anywhere where there is a 3D printer that it can turn a good idea into reality.
28. The purpose of the passage is to _
29.The Build Shop LLC is a store .
30. At the UPS Store, the price of a 3D object depends on
31. The attitude of KiChong Tran towards the development of 3D printing technology is
The Horn of Plenty is one of the largest natural health food stores within the Greater Hamilton area. We are big supporters of buying locally and we are here to tell you why it is so important for your family, the community and the environment.
The concept of buying locally is simple: buy food produced, grown, or raised as close to your home as possible. Not only will your food be fresher and tastier, but you are helping protect the environment and are supporting businesses within your community and reducing pollution.
Better for the Environment
Sustainability(持续性) and global warming are such hot topics at the moment, and many people want to do their bit to help support a healthier environment. Small action carried out by many people can make a big difference. Most materials in an average North American meal have traveled about 1,500 miles to get from farm to plate. To cut out a big part of this travel would greatly reduce not only pollution from transportation and refrigeration but also customers' expenses as well.
Taste and Nutritional Content
Locally-grown fruits and vegetables are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested. Because they are picked at the height of ripeness and travel only a short distance to the market, their freshness, nutrition, and flavor are kept. Produce trucked in from far away may lose both taste and nutritional content.
Community and Home Values
When you buy direct from a farmer or buy locally-grown foods, you are engaged in a time-honored tradition between a grower and an eater. You also help keep dollars within your community.
32. According to the author, when you buy locally-grown foods
33. It can be inferred from the third paragraph that_
34. Locally-grown fruits and vegetables taste good mostly because
35. What does the passage mainly talk about?
The internet has become part of young people ‘life 61 bd blank reports shows that 38% students often use the internet , moet of them get bd blank 62 (use ) information on the internet to help in their studies students. But many student don’t use it 63 bd blank a good way .some play games too much, some visit websites they should’t look at ,so bad things may happen 64 bd blank students spent too much time on the internet. 65 bd blank is important to use the internet 66 bd blank (proper).Now we have a textbook, 67 bd blank uses many examples 68 bd blank (teach)student some good way to use the internet ,It gives useful advices.
Some student’s also make 69 bd blank (friend) on the internet .But if you want to have a face-to-face 70 bd blank (meet) with your online friends, let your parents ,let your parents knows and meet in a proper place.
My father and I stayed at Bai Shan Hotel for a week when we visit Yanji last month. It is in the downtown area, but it is easy to go to anywhere from the hotel by public transport.
We lived in a comfortably double-room with a big bath. What I liked best were the free high-speed Internet connection in the room. I checked my email messages every day.I also shared for my friends many photos taking in Yanji. The food was wonderful with reasonable prices, and we enjoyed several local dish.
It is such great hotel that l will recommend it to any friend of me who is going to Yanji.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙说明文，属于日常生活类话题，作者记叙了自己住的Bai Shan Hotel的情况。
Reasons to exercise regularly
You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for your health. 36 bd blank Here are four benefits that you can get from just a little daily exercise. 3 7 bd blank DO you feel a bit clearer after good daily exercise? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can help you remember and learn things better. Of course, an intense exercise right before a big exam could leave you more tired than smart - but the two are still undoubtedly linked. You'll become more confident. 38 bd blank Through exercising, you will feel more accomplished and social (if you work out at a gym). Even if you don't see immediate results in your body, the effort will make you feel better - and a bit of confidence can go a long way. You'll live longer. It's no secret that healthy living will keep you alive longer. One study found that exercise improves life expectancy as much as quitting smoking. 3 9 bd blank And just a bit of regular exercise can slow the process for a while. You'll sleep better. If you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, it is a good way to solve this problem with regular exercise. The National Sleep Foundation says that regular exercise can help you sleep better. 40 bd blank If you exercise too closely to bedtime, it can actually have the opposite effect! Luckily, you can choose other good ways to fill up that pre-bed relaxation time.
It was a beautiful summer day when I saw a lot of little boys playing on the "green island" in the middle of our neighborhood. There were several bd blank 41 on that spot of green and the kids were having fun running around them, climbing them, and 42 bd blank them. I watched for a while from the window _ 43 bd blank _ where their mothers or fathers were. "Those trees are living things," I thought, "Don't those boys 44 bd blank ?" I stepped outside to them just to make it known that I was 45 bd blank . I had not said a word when one of the boys shouted to me, "We're making a pile of leaves to jump in!"
"Oh!" I replied 46 bd blank , "You should jump in the dead leaves, but those leaves are still 47 bd blank 1"
I was sad, surprised and disappointed. I think the 48 bd blank is that many little boys today do not know that trees are alive and that they should bd blank 49 things that breathe. The extent of their education about nature is usually limited to living things, bd blank 50 animals. And often the kids' behavior is simply 51 bd blank by parents. I've watched kids chase cats, throw rocks at squirrels, kick small dogs, and 52 bd blank flowers and trees. If their parents were there, wouldn't this bd blank 53 ? I don't consider myself a tree protector, but I think 54 bd blank should teach their children how to protect our environment, because our world bd blank 55 more and more tree protectors. Indeed I do believe if there should be 56 protectors of the nature, our 5 7 bd blank would look more beautiful.
Respect and 58 bd blank go together. A young child, who doesn't learn how to respect and care nature, will 59 bd blank be able to truly enjoy it. I will be one of the parents who 60 bd blank kids to explore nature, respect it, and learn to love it.
最近，你们班召开了以“我的中国梦”为主题的班会活动。请你用英语写一篇日记，叙述班会情况。内容要点： 1．每位同学都畅谈了自己对中国梦的理解；你谈到了自己的梦想； 3．如何实现自己的梦想。
注意： 1．词数100左右； 2．可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
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Recently we had a class meeting on the topic of My Chinese Dream.____