21. The Oxford English Dictionary is necessary for learning English, so you'd
better buy __________.
23. Paula waited until all the luggage was cleared, __________ hers never
24. The money will be used __________ the school with new computer equipment.
22. The girl is sure to become a good actress __________ she gets the right training.
25. I have no doubt that he will make it, but I wonder __________ he is really ready enough.
26. I thought it hard to complete the project at first, but I __________ my mind.
27. Careers Advice service is only available to people __________ on
28. Parents often tell their children that they __________ take candy from
29. I've heard that preparations __________ for the coming festival. Let's give them a hand.
30. They have leading experts in this field, and that's __________ they've
made important progress.
31. They will run an after-class club __________ kids can have fun and learn
how to protect themselves.
32. —You look sleepy today.
—__________ not to miss the flight, I didn't dare to close my eyes the whole night.
33. I've known Sarah for nearly ten years. She __________ once my
34. He is very tired, so he needs some time __________ duty for relaxation and rest.
35. —My computer doesn't work!
—Robert is a computer expert. How I wish he __________ with me.
From: jovangagic56@memail. com
Dear Mr. Mallory,
I am writing to tell you my deep disappointment for my experience at Lingua
Nova English summer school in the first two weeks of July. I had been
thoroughly looking forward to learning English and learning about culture in the
UK, but I am afraid that my time at your summer school failed to live up to my
Your brochure states that the student accommodation is situated "in the heart
of Edinburgh". This is misleading as my accommodation was, in fact, situated
a good fifty minutes bus ride from the city center in what I can only describe as
a less than picturesque part of the suburbs.
In addition, the activity programme did not reflect the fact that we were located
in one of Europe's most interesting and historical cities: one evening activity
consisted of a walk to a nearby park, another was a trip to a narrow street
which was not usually used by cars. Finally, on our one trip into the city center
our "guide" readily admitted that she was not from Edinburgh, and had in fact
never visited the city before. I had been eagerly expecting a guided tour of
Scotland's treasures. In fact, I was left in the city center with no map and told to
"check things out" while your employee went shopping in Princes Street.
This was a long awaited trip and cost me over two years' hard work and
saving. Although I do have positive memories of my trip (my English teachers
were knowledgeable and inspiring), the accommodation and activity
programme were wholly unsatisfactory.
I would like to get my money back for the accommodation and would really
appreciate a reply within the next two weeks.
56. Jovan wrote the email to __________.
57. According to Jovan, the guide __________.
58. What effect does Jovan want his email to have on Mr. Mallory?
Alexis, 17, sat quietly in thepassenger seat of her dad's car. She let her
eyes lazily scan the landscape for wildlife. Then adeer came into view about
200 yards in front of them. "Dad, there's a deerthere!" Alexis said. It was a
male deer with sharp antlers (角) on each side of its head.
As the car moved closer, Alexissaw that the deer's head was bent toward
the ground. Then she heard a scream and saw an arm flyup near the deer's
head. Alexis realized the deer was attacking a woman.Sue, a 44-year-old
mother, had been out for her morning run. The deerfollowed her and edged
closer. "I knew I was in trouble," Sue says.She went to pick up a stick for
self-defense, and the deer charged. It lifted her withits antlers and threw her
into the air. Sue could feel blood flew down her leg.Within seconds, the deer
had pushed her off the road.
When Alexis and her fatherpulled up, the deer was throwing Sue like a
doll. Alexis looked into the woman's terrified eyes,and before her father had
even stopped the car, the teenager jumped quickly outof the car and ran
toward the deer. "I was kicking it to get itsattention," she says. Then her father,
who had followed his daughter, pushed the deer awayfrom the women.
Alexis helped Sue into the car,and then applied a piece of cloth to Sue's
injured leg. "We're going to get you to ahospital," Alexis said. Then she heard
her father shout loudly. He had been knocked to theground. Alexis took hold of
a hammer from the car and ran to where her father layon his back. She beat
the deer's head and neck, but the blows didn't scareit away. "I was losing
faith," she says. "A couple more strikes,Alexis," said her father. "You can do it."
Turning the hammer around, Alexis closed hereyes and beat the deer's neck
with all her strength. When she opened her eyes, thedeer was running away.
Alexis got in the driver's seat and sped toward thenearest hospital.
After Sue was treated, shetearfully thanked her rescuers. "You expect a
teenage girl to get on the phone and call forhelp," she says, "not to beat up a
59.What was Sue doing when shewas attacked by the deer?
60. What did Alexis do to save Sue?
61. Which of the following words can best describe Alexis?
62. What is the best title for the passage?
A Good Night's Steep
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life.
While you're sleeping, your brain is forming new pathways to help you learn
and remember information. Although we all know the importance of getting a
good night's sleep, not all of us know the best way of getting it. A sleep expert,
Phil Atherton, gave some top tips for getting the most out of the night, which
will leave you ready for action in the morning.
According to Phil Atherton, not eating a large meal before bedtime is
important for getting a good night's sleep. The time difference between eating
and sleeping should be at least three hours. So you'd better avoid eating any
food three hours before bed, as it will lower your blood sugar during sleep and
help minimize damage from too much sugar floating around.
It's also important to find ways to prepare your body for sleep. You can
follow a routine like trying not to expose yourself to too much artificial light
within 1 hour before bed, as your brain uses light to help set internal "body
clock". Although it might seem unnatural to schedule your sleep, the purpose is
to send a signal to your body and mind that it's time to sleep.
Another way to prepare your body for sleep is to get into a relaxed state by
taking a bath or listening to soft music. Both of them will help to take the mind
off the daytime pressures.
Having a suitable bed, especially a suitable mattress (床垫), is necessary
for a good night's sleep. Sleep is a personalized activity, and we all adopt
different sleeping positions. Finding the mattress that suits you will reduce
back pains that can result from a poor sleeping position. The bed should be
four to six inches longer than its tallest user, allowing for space to move
The recent research is pretty clear that a good night's sleep in a major
component of good health. Since the start of the 21st century, studies have
linked a lack of sleep to many diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. Taking
action now will lead to long-term benefits for you and those around you.
63. What does the author intend to tell us in the passage?
64. According to the author, before going to sleep, you'd better __________.
65. What does the underlined word "it" in Paragraph 2 refer to?
66. Which of the following shows the organization of the passage?
CP: Central Point P: Point Sp: Sub-point (次要点) C: Conclusion
Is It Worth Buying Organic Food?
Organic food, grown without artificial chemicals, is increasingly popular
nowadays. Consumers have been willing to pay up to twice as much for goods
with organic labels (商标). However, if you think paying a little more for organic
food gets you a more nutritious and safer product, you might want to save your
money. A study led by researchers at Stanford University says that organic
products aren't necessarily more nutritious, and they're no less likely to suffer
from disease-causing bacteria, either.
The latest results, published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine, suggest
that buyers may be wasting their money. "We did not find strong evidence that
organic food is more nutritious or healthier," says Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler
from Stanford. "So consumers shouldn't assume that one type of food has a
lower risk or is safer."
For their new study, Smith-Spangler and her colleagues conducted a
review of two categories of research, including 17 studies that compared
health outcomes between consumers of organic against traditional food
products, and 223 studies that analyzed the nutritional content of the foods,
including key vitamins, minerals and fats.
While the researchers found little difference in nutritional content, they did
find that organic fruit and vegetables were 20% less likely to have chemicals
remaining on the surfaces. Neither organic nor traditional foods showed levels
of chemicals high enough to go beyond food safety standards. And both
organic and traditional meats, such as chicken and pork, were equally likely to
be harmed by bacteria at very low rates. The researchers did find that organic
milk and chicken contained higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat
also found in fish that can reduce the risk of heart disease. However, these
nutritional differences were too small, and the researchers were unwilling to
make much of them until further studies confirm the trends.
Organic food is produced with fewer chemicals and more natural-growing
practices, but that doesn't always translate into a more nutritious or healthier
product. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that "whether you
buy organic or not, finding the freshest foods available may have the biggest
effect on taste." Fresh food is at least as good as anything marketed as
67. The new research questions whether organic food __________.
68. Smith-Spangler and her colleagues found that __________.
69. Which of the following is relatively healthier according to the passage?
70. What is the author's attitude toward organic food?
They Just Can't Help It
My theory is that the female brain is mainly built for empathy — the ability
to understand other people — and that the male brain is mainly built for
building systems. __71__ For example, women are more likely to read
magazines on fashion and parenting, while men will choose magazines that
feature computers and sport.
You may think that these preferences are influenced by the way people
are taught to behave when they are growing up. However, this is not the case.
longer at a face, and newborn boys look longer at a mobile. __72__ It has also
been observed (that girls are better at noticing signs of changes in other
people's feelings. Boys, however, seem to enjoy building toy towers and
playing with toys which have clear functions. __73__ People whose jobs are in
the construction industries are almost male. Math and engineering, which
require high levels of systems-thinking, are also male-chosen disciplines.
Why do men and women have the difference? Actually women have four
times as many brain neurons (神经) that connect the right and left part of their
brains. Because of it, women have a better ability to multitask than men.
__74__ Men tend to focus on a limited number of problems at a time. They will
separate themselves from problems and view tasks as independent from one
Some people may worry that I am suggesting one gender (性别) is better
than the other, but this is not the case. My theory says that males and females
differ in the kinds of things that they find easy, but that both genders have their
strengths and weaknesses. __75__ It is not true. The study simply looks at
males and females as two groups, and asks what differences exist, and why
they are there.
person is like.
寒假期间参加“丝绸之路文化行”敦煌站的活动过程，并以“Silk Road Travel”
提示词：莫高窟the Mogao Caves
Silk Road Travel
This winter vacation I went to Dunhuang to explore theSilk Road with my
Communication with a Stranger
Last weekend I sat on the bus talking with excitement and so ready to
spend time in New York City with one of my best friends from college. As I took
the window seat and wore headphones over ears, I almost didn't __36__the
elderly man sitting beside me.
Two hours passed and I was still absorbed in my own world. __37__the
elderly man asked me a question, a simple question __38__ the bus's Wi-Fi
connection, which turned into a two- hour __39__. In fact, it directly __40__ my
We talked a lot about my dreams, my fears and my life. I __41__ more
with this stranger on the bus than I have with any friend or family member in
months. Maybe it had something to do with me just being __42__ to let anyone
I know close to me. I was __43__ that the stranger was not only so deeply
interested in getting to know me, but also just as willing to __44__ me to my
greatest abilities. He listened carefully to every word I said and made some
useful __45__ at times. Instead of politely __46__ his head when I mentioned
my major, he told me that my strong liking seemed to be psychology, but not
the one I was studying. He said that he knew I would face difficulties if I studied
psychology and that he fully understood my __47__ for the failure.
This elderly man made me __48__ the plans that I had laid out for my life
with just that simple statement. He helped me realize that my neatly __49__
plan for the next five years of my life wasn't all that neat, but actually complex
and filled with __50__. Most of all, he helped me __51__ the complex, not stay
away from it because of my fear for the unknown. I _52__ a lot from talking
with the elderly stranger.
A few days later, he emailed me, saying, "I think you're __53__ for great
things no matter what you decide to do." The email was filled with words of
__54__. In a few hours a stranger showed me a sense of kindness that made
me realize that life is sometimes __55__ but it is going to be okay.