21. One of the benefits mentioned in HD Magazines is that____________.
22. What do you think of Ian Fleming?
23. How much will the reader probably save if he or she wants to buy Kindle eTextbooks at most?
The highlight of my journey was to be Paris，the city I'd always longed to see．But now I was frightened to travel without a companion．I steeled myself and went anyway．I arrived at the train station in Paris panicked．Pulling my red suitcase behind me，I was pushed by sweaty travelers . On my first Metro ride, I encountered a clumsy pickpocket．I melted him with a look，and he eased his hand from my purse to fade into the crowded car. At my stop，I carried my heavy suitcase up the steep stairs and froze in confusion．Somewhere in this confusing city my hotel was hidden，but suddenly I couldn’t read my own directions．I stopped two people．Both greeted me with that Parisian face that said："Yes, I speak English，but you'll have to struggle with your French if you want to talk to me."
When I finally found the hotel，my heart was pounding. Then when I saw my room．I couldn't stay．Could I? The wallpaper looked like it had been through a fire．The bathroom was down the hall，and the window looked out onto the brick wall of another building．Welcome to Paris．It was my third week away from home and my kids，and I had arrived in the most romantic city in the world, alone, lonely and very scared．
The most important thing I did in Paris happened at that moment．I knew that if I didn't go out，right then，and find a place to have dinner，I would hide in this place my entire time in Paris. I might never learn to enjoy the world as a single individual．So I went out．Evening in Paris was light and warm．I strolled along a winding path，listening to birds sing，watching children float toy sailboats in a huge fountain．Paris was beautiful．And I was here alone but suddenly not lonely．My sense of accomplishment at overcoming my fear had left me feeling free，not abandoned．
During my week's stay in Paris．I did everything there was to do，and it was the greatest week of my European vacation．I returned home a believer in the healing power of solitary travel．Traveling alone makes up for its problems by demanding self－reliance and building the kind of confidence that serves the single life well．Certainly Paris became my metaphor(比喻说法）for addressing life's challenges on my own．Now when I meet an obstacle I just say to myself: If I can go to Paris，I can go anywhere．
24. How did the two Parisians respond when the author turned to them?
25. Which of the following statements is NOT true ?
26. The underlined word in the last paragraph probably means_________
27. What did the author learn from her solitary trip in Paris?
Greg Evans started to study film at Ryerson University, but had a change of heart and switched to social work at George Brown College in second year．Yet the college recognized only one of Evans' general-interest credits（学分） from Ryerson , and also made him take English all over again although he had passed it at university．
“So I spent time and money taking a course I had already taken before”, complained Evans．"The system really needs to change．" Evans was part of a chorus of Ontario students on Monday cheering a new $ 73．7 million five-year plan to help students switch from college to university, and from university to college．
After years' of urging from students, the Ontario government set up a new Credit Transfer Innovation loud to help students move back and forth between the more hands-on courses of community college to the often broader academic focus of a university degree．" We hear horror stories about students who can't get recognition from one institution for a very similar course at another, and in one case I believe the same professor was teaching them both," noted Malloy after announcing the new fund.
Individual colleges and universities have decided on nearly 500 joint deals to honor each other's credits in certain courses．Each school is required to set targets for more credit-transfer agreements, and link these increases to provincial funding．
More than 4,000 college graduates transfer （转换） to university in Ontario every year twice as many as eight years ago, noted Justin Fox, president of the College Student Alliance．Yet Ontario universities and colleges have been cautious about transferring credits, in part to avoid copying each other's courses, noted Bonnie Patterson, president of the Council of Ontario Universities ,who welcomed the increased flexibility．
28.What happened when Greg Evans switched to social work at George Brown College?
29.According to Paragraph 3, Malloy believes _____________
30. Ontario universities and colleges have been cautious about transferring credits partly to _____________.
31.What attitude does Bonnie Patterson have towards the transferring system?
Where do dogs come from?
Gray wolves are their ancestors. Scientists are pretty consistent about that. And researchers have suggested that dogs’ origins can date back to Europe, the Near East, Siberia and South China. Central Asia is the newest and best candidate, according to a large study of dogs from around the world.
Laura M. Shannon and Adam R. Boyko at Cornell University, and an international group of other scientists, studied not only purebred(纯种的) dogs, but also street or village dogs.
Dr. Shannon analyzed three different kinds of DNA, Dr. Boyko said, the first time this has been done for such a large and diverse group of dogs from 38 countries. And that led them to Central Asia as the place of origin for dogs in much the same way that genetic studies have located the origin of modern humans in East Africa.
The analysis, Dr. Boyko said, pointed to Central Asia, as the place where “all the dogs alive today” come from. The data did not allow precise dating of the origin, he said, but showed it occurred at least 15,000 years ago.
Greger Larson of Oxford University, who is leading a large international effort to analyze ancient DNA from fossilized bones, said he was impressed by the study. “It’s really great to see not just the number of street dogs, but also the geographic breadth and the number of remote locations where the dogs were sampled,” he said in an email. He also praised the sampling of different kinds of DNA and the analytic methods.
Dr. Larson, who was not involved with the study, said he thought the Central Asia finding required further testing. He said he suspected that the origins of modern dogs were “extremely messy” and that no amount of sampling of living populations will be definitive. He said a combination of studies of modern and ancient DNA is necessary.
32. According to the research on a large number of dogs, we can know____________.
33.What can we infer from what Dr. Boyko said?
34. Greger Larson got a very deep impression of his study because he____________.
35. Who wasn’t engaged in the study of dogs’ origins?
We looked through the Styles archive(档案文件) of 2015, sorting through the many tips and tricks throughout our stories. Our subjects are about what you wear, what you consume and how you love. 36
①Wear comfortable underwear.
“I only wear granny panties(内裤),” said Julia Baylis, 22. Mayan Toledano, 27, added: “What’s sexy for us is being natural and comfortable.” 37
②Stare into the eyes of someone you love (or want to love) for exactly four minutes.
Not two. Not three. Four. “ 38 ” said Mandy Len Catron, the author of a Modern Love column on the exercise. “Four really takes effect.”
③Be nice to babies.
Even if they're screaming on a plane. Nyfesha Miller became a social media star after taking care of her seatmate's crying infant on a flight earlier this year.
It may be true that you can't really cure depression, so you can only get better at living with it. But raising a kitten（小猫）seemed to help one depressed man.
⑤Make sure you are the boss of your electronic devices.
Rather than the other way around. 40 That’s the most important for us to keep the laws.
⑥Enjoy the phrase 'I'm too old for this.'
“There is also something profoundly liberating about aging: an attitude, one that comes hard won,” wrote Dominique Browning. “Only when you hit 60 can you begin to say: ‘I’m too old for this.’ This line is about to become my personal motto.”
A. Here are some tips for improvingyour existence in the coming year.
B. It’s only allowed to wear grannypanties for the young.
C. Help a depressed man.
D. In other words, it’s our firstchoice to feel natural and at ease.
E. Get a pet.
F. Try making a few rules for whenyou do (and don't) use your phone.
G. Two minutes is just enough to beterrified.
We have all heard it: these are supposedly the best years of our lives. are these years really the best years we will ever like? Or will we look back on these years with a sense of regret?
The best way (ensure) we graduate high school regret-free is to step outside the bubble we live in and to step outside of the classrooms we are trapped in. (gain) a sense of the greater picture---of how these years affect our future---will ground us in the (decide) we make during these years. When we graduate, what will we wish we (do) differently?
When we base our thinking on this idea, suddenly our understanding will be a little bit (good). But more than that, we will ensure that we can look back with a positive feeling.
Of course, it is always difficult to be completely regret-free just by thinking about we will regret in the future. Fortunately, here is a list of how to prevent some of the most common regrets:
Listen to advice of joining clubs....but do not join too many.
Do not set limits on who you can be friends , and do not judge people.
Get to know your teachers.
Have fun, but not too much fun. Stay true to (you).
.........and so on.
Dear American guests,
On behalf of our school, I would like to express our warm welcome to you. We are lucky to have us here in the middle of our English Week activities.
As being scheduled, we had English Talent Show today. The purpose of this programme is develop our interest in English learning and practical abilities in listening and spoken. The programme consists in the following activities: recitation, singing, word spelling, story told and so on. The Show will begin at two o’clock this afternoon at the Student Center. Dear guests, you are welcomed to take part in our activities. I hope we students will benefit great from your presence.
I sincerely hope you a pleasant time with us. Thank you.
Those who believe that they will never do well in a particular area probably never will. Those who believe they are not good at will forever feel unprepared. But those who believe that it is to succeed at what they attempt can surprise themselves.
Adam was ready to . His wife Anna, however, was less . As she explained to a friend,” Adam has done anything that required physical strength. When he retires, he will sit in his easy chair and me to bring him his food.”
But to Anna’s , soon after her husband retired, he a health club. Arriving home from exercise class one night, he announced,”I for the wrestling tournament. I am going to Friday night.” Anna was shocked. “Please don’t do it., Adam. You’re not in . You will be so beat up that they will have to carry you home!” , he couldn’t be persuaded and she told him that if he wanted really to do it, she was not going to watch.
to her word, she stayed away as Adam wrestled. And just as she , two men carried Adam home. He down on the bed, every muscle pained and wounded. she could speak, he cried out,” Don’t say a(n) , Anna! This is not the worst of it. I tonight. I have to wrestle again tomorrow night!”
Nothing in your life until you believe you can do things that are important to you. And if you have a low of yourself, nobody else is likely to raise it.
Dear Mr. Smith,
I’ve read your advertisement for an assistant teacher for a children’s winter camp.