Traffic jams? Flight delay? You won’t mind so much when you are listening to something terrific.
21. What do the seven books above have in common?
22. If you want to improve your sense of humor, you had better choose _____.
23. What do we learn about The Cuckoo’s Calling?
24. What can we learn from the passage?
Steve Jobs made technology fun. The co-founder of Apple died on October 5, 2011 at the age of fifty six. He had fought for years against cancer. Mourners gathered outside his house in Palo Alto, California and Apple stores around the world.
Tim Bajarin, president of a high-tech research and consulting company, said "If you actually look at a tech leader, they're really happy if they have one hit in their life．Steve Jobs has the Apple II, the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad and Pixar."
Steve Jobs was a college dropout. He was adopted by a machinist and his wife, an accountant. They supported his early interest in electronics.
He and his friend Steve Wozniak started Apple Computer—now just called Apple in 1976. They stayed at the company until 1985. That year Steve Wozniak returned to college and Steve Jobs left in a dispute with the chief executive. Mr. Jobs then formed his own company, called NeXT Computer. He rejoined Apple in 1997 after it bought NeXT. He helped remake Apple from a business that was in bad shape then to one of the most valuable companies in the world today.
Steve Wozniak, speaking on CNN, remembered his longtime friend as a "great visionary and leader'' and a "marketing genius".
President Obama said in a statement: "By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the Internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun."
David Carroll is a professor at Parsons School of Design in New York City. He says Steve Jobs not only revolutionized technology, he also revolutionized American business. "The fact that he was able to redesign American commerce top to bottom and across is really amazing. He probably will be considered an industrial giant on the scale of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, so one of the great of all time."
25. Tim Bajarin wants to tell us in Paragraph 2 that Steve Jobs was _________.
26.Which of the following can easily prove that Jobs is a "marketing genius"?
27. How did Steve Jobs become a very typical example of the spirit of American creativity?
28. The author’s purpose in writing this passage is ______.
My family is Canadian, although my sister moved down to Australia a few years ago to study speech pathology. She was graduating just before Christmas, but due to my own scholarly schedule, I couldn’t attend her graduation. I felt guilty that I wasn’t able to there for her on this special occasion.
However, I didn’t want to disappoint her and I asked special permission from me teacher to leave school earlier than scheduled. I wanted to give my sister a pleasant surprise. Then slowly an idea appeared in my mind. For me, Christmas surprises mean presents. Or at least boxes. What if I could arrive in a box?
One of the first I came across was CouriersPlease. At first the branch manager said no, but he later warmed up to the idea and actually volunteered to dress up and deliver me himself.
Upon arrival in Australia, the manager met me in full uniform, and he brought one of his workers, plus a CouriersPlease truck along for the ride as well! They even had a strong box prepared for me. I’d thought it would be easier to walk up to the doorway, and jump in the box while they rang the doorbell. But we, they wanted, my ask might as me through the window and they didn’t want to jeopardize my Christmas surprise. Instead, they pushed a few husband meters up the street, where they located me in the box and carried me all the way to my sister’s, where they was the doorbell and announced they had a deliver for her.
I couldn’t see the look on my sister’s face, but I could tell from her write that she was than a little puzzled. This soon changed into total disbelief and shock when the box was opened.
33. CouriersPlease is probably the name of ________.
34. What does the underlined word “jeopardize” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
35. The branch manager can be described as ______.
As a boy, my family used to vacation to Oregon. Without even 41 _ it at the time, I formed a (n) 42 _ attachment(impression) to those beautiful mountains and forests. Years later, this attachment would 43 _ itself in a powerful and life-changing way.
Sometime during my first year in college I began to get really restless. I grew__44 _ school and wanted to do something else. Without analyzing the 45 _ , I quit school and took a job in a big construction company. It was my 46 _ that this temporary change would provide me with a whole new idea. Well it 47 _, because I soon realized that I wanted something 48 _ . I wanted peace and quiet. I also wanted lots of space around me and a much slower pace.
Then it 49 _ me what I really wanted was those beautiful forests of Oregon that I had visited when I was a(n)50 _ . This is 51 _ my restlessness gained some focus and my wants changed into intention. At the time, I had no idea how I was going to be successful, 52 _ I was completely certain that I would turn this new vision into 53 _ .
My wants became the seeds of my 54 _ to create a whole new life for myself. __55 _ , that intention moved me to take decisive action in the direction of my goal. Within two years, I had bought 56 _ , pulled up stakes in Southern California, and was living in the forests of Oregon. I had left everything familiar 57 _ . Besides the property, I had a tent, a jeep, and $1,000. I was 21 years old and it was an amazing adventure.
When the Internet hits an industry, the result is usually pretty dramatic.
Newcomers with revolutionary business models blow away the old established players. Think what happened to Kodak when photography went digital, and what happened to high street book shops when Amazon got going.
Now it is the turn of higher education. Right now this change is focused on the Mooc—shorthand for massive open online courses. Essentially these are packaged-up pieces of learning that last a few weeks, are often put together by a top professor at a top university, and are available to anyone with a computer. Enrolment(登记)is unlimited, there are no entry requirements, and they are completely free.
Mooc providers will tell you proudly that their product is not an alternative to going to university, it’s an alternative to not going to university. One of the big players in the Mooc world is Coursera, set up by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, two computer science professors at Stanford University in the United States.
About two years ago Prof. Ng decided to put lectures from his Machine Learning course online, with surprising results: “I put one of courses online and it reached an audience of 100,000 students,” he says. “To put that number into context, I used to teach 400 students a year at Stanford, which means to reach a comparable sized audience I would have had to teach at Stanford for 250 years.”
“I think Moocs have a huge potential. The technology that allows one professor to teach not just one student, but 100,000 really changes the economics of higher education,” Prof. Ng says. “Once you have created the course content it costs almost nothing to sigh up another student. What that means is we can afford to connect everyone in he world to a great education.”
29. What is the best title for the passage?
30. What do we learn about Moocs?
31. Prof. Ng gave some numbers in Paragraph 5 to show ________.
32. What’s Prof. Ng’s attitude towards Moocs?
How to Achieve Your Full Potential
Once you have known your full potential, it’s time to work continuously towards achieving it. 36bd_blank
Determine what your full potential is. At its heart, achieving your full potential is about being the best person that you can be and is about expressing yourself to the fullest. Since everyone is different person, however, full potential is a relative term and you’ll view the concept in a different way from your best friend, your teacher, and from other people in your life. 37 _
Is there something I have ever wanted to do, such as dancing, singing, writing, or playing aporta?
Are there any physical aspects of myself I could work on, such as losing weight or building up muscles?
Commit to achieve your goal. Once you have confirmed that your goal is achievable and realistic, got to work. ___38 _ However, once you get past that first step, you’ll be onto success!
___39 _ You don’t go from crawling to running –you have to take your baby steps first. Once you gather the energy and mindset(思维模式)needed to take on our task, no matter how big, slow down and take a peek (看一眼)at eye level.
Accept pain. Failures will happen; they’re a natural part of life. 40 _ They will help you figure out what you are capable of, and what needs work as you move towards achieving your goals.
A. Take small steps
B. Determine what you’re shooting for
C. Once you get going, do challenge yourself
D. The most difficult part of beginning anything is beginning
E. Sail your own ocean, and you never know what you might find
F. Failures are a simple way of showing you what works and what doesn’t
G. As you continue to discover your own potential, consider these questions.
Why Are Teenagers Always Hungry?
Teenagers who have high activity levels tend to experience more hunger attacks and have higher caloric intake demands. Teens involved in 61 _ (exhaust) physical activities, such as team or individual sports, skateboarding, or physical labor may need as much as 3,500 calories per day. Many active teens eat large main meals with a lot 62 _ (small)snacks in between meals. As long as 63 _ teen’s diet includes plenty of protein, healthy fats, fruit and vegetables, there is no need 64 _ (worry) about how often their hunger demands
Some teens are hungry all the time 65 _ they lack self-control and eat because it is fun, tasty, and relaxing. Comfort foods, such as chips, cookies, and high-fat pre-packaged foods are convenient and 66 _ (enjoy) because they don’t require preparation and contain appetizing salts, fats and sugars. Some teenagers get in the bad habit of binge (暴食)eating-eating 6 _ 7 (usual) large amounts of food even when they feel full. Teenagers 68 _ binge eating problems often feel powerless to stop eating while they 69 _ (do) it, and feel ashamed afterwards. Parents can help by establishing eating guidelines, purchasing healthy foods and 70 _ (consult) medical professionals when binge eating become routine.
参考词汇：泼水节 the Water-Splashing Festival; 阳历 solar calendar; 浴佛bathe the Buddha