7.30pm－1.00am Free at the Cyclops Theatre
Do youknow who’s playing in your area? We’re bringing you an evening of live rock andpop music from the best local bands. Are you interested in becoming a musicianand getting a recording contract(合同)? If so,come early to the talk at 7.30pm by Jules Skye, a successful record producer.He’s going to talk about how you can find the right person to produce yourmusic.
8.30pm-10.30pm Comedy at Kaleidoscope
Come andsee Gee Whizz perform. He’s the funniest stand-up comedian on the comedy scene.This joyful show will please everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. GeeWhizz really knows how to make you laugh! Our bar is open from 7.00pm fordrinks and snacks(快餐).
5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesdays at Victoria Stage
This is agood chance for anyone who wants to learn how to do comedy. The workshop looksat every kind of comedy, and practices many different ways of making peoplelaugh. Simon is a comedian and actor who has 10 years’ experience of teachingcomedy. His workshops are exciting and fun. An evening with Simon will give youthe confidence to be funny.
8.00pm-11.00pm Pizza World
Fine foodwith beautiful jazz music; this is a great evening out. Charlotte Stone willperform songs from her new best-selling CD, with James Pickering on the piano.The menu is Italian, with excellent meat and fresh fish, pizzas and pasta(面食). Book early to get a table. Our bar is open all day,and serves cocktails, coffee, beer, and white wine.
1. Who can help you if you want to have your music produced?
2. At which place can people of different ages enjoy a good laugh?
3. What do we know about Simon’s Workshop?
4. When will Charlotte Stone perform her songs?
Five years ago,when I taught art at a school in Seattle,I used Tinkertoys as a test at the beginning of a term to find out somethingabout my students. I put a small set of Tinkertoys in front of each student,and said:”Make something out of the Tinkertoys. You have 45 minutes today - and45minutes each day for the rest of the week.”
A fewstudents hesitated to start. They waited to see the rest of the class would do.Several others checked the instructions and made something according to one ofthe model plans provided. Another group built something out of their ownimaginations.
Once I had aboy who worked experimentally with Tinkertoys in his free time. Hisconstructions filled a shelf in the art classroom and a good part of hisbedroom at home. I was delighted at the presence of such a student. Here was anexceptionally creative mind at work. His presence meant that I had anunexpected teaching assistant in class whose creativity would infect(感染) other students.
Encouragingthis kind of thinking has a downside. I ran the risk of losing thosestudents who had a different style of thinking. Without fail one would declare,” But I’m just not creative.”
“Do you dreamat night when you’re asleep?”
“So tell meone of your most interesting dreams.” The student would tell something wildlyimaginative. Flying in the sky or in a time machine or growing three heads.“That’s pretty creative. Who does that for you?”
“Nobody. I doit.”
“Really-atnight, when you’re asleep?”
“Try doing itin the daytime, in class, okay?”
5.The teacher used Tinkertoys in class in order to ________?
6. What do we know about the boy mentioned in Paragraph 3?
7. What does the underlined word “downside” in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
8. Why did the teacher ask the students to talk about their dreams?
Reading can be a social activity. Think of the people who belong to book groups. They choose books to read and then meet to discuss them. Now, the website BookCrossing.com turns the page on the traditional idea of a book group.
Members go on the site and register the books they own and would like to share. BookCrossing provides an identification number to stick inside the book. Then the person leaves it in a public place, hoping that the book will have an adventure, traveling far and wide with each new reader who finds it.
Bruce Pederson, the managing director of BookCrossing, says, “The two things that change your life are the people you meet and books you read. BookCrossing combines both.”
Members leave books on park benches and buses, in train stations and coffee shops. Whoever finds their book will go to the site and record where they found it.
People who find a book can also leave a journal entry describing what they thought of it. E-mails are then sent to the BookCrossing to keep them updated about where their books have been found. Bruce peterson says the idea is for people not to be selfish by keeping a book to gather dust on a shelf at home. zxx.k
BookCrossing is part of a trend among people who want to get back to the “real” and not the virtual(虚拟). The site now has more than one million members in more than one hundred thirty-five countries.
9. Why does the author mention book groups in the first paragraph?
10. What does the underlined word “it” in Paragraph 2refer to?
11. What will a BookCrosser do with a book after reading it?
12. What is the best title for the text?
A new collection of photos brings an unsuccessful Antarctic voyage back to life.
Frank Hurley’s pictures would be outstanding----undoubtedly first-rate photo-journalism---if they had been made last week. In fact, they were shot from 1914 through 1916, most of them after a disastrous shipwreck(海滩), by a cameraman who had no reasonable expectation of survival. Many of the images were stored in an ice chest, under freezing water, in the damaged wooden ship.
The ship was the Endurance, a small, tight, Norwegian-built three-master that was intended to take Sir Ernest Shackleton and a small crew of seamen and scientists, 27 men in all, to the southernmost shore of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. From that point Shackleton wanted to force a passage by dog sled(雪橇) across the continent. The journey was intended to achieve more than what Captain Robert Falcon Scott had done. Captain Scott had reached the South Pole early in 1912 but had died with his four companions on the march back.
As writer Caroline Alexander makes clear in her forceful and well-researched story The Endurance, adventuring was even then a thoroughly commercial effort. Scott’s last journey, completed as he lay in a tent dying of cold and hunger, caught the world’s imagination, and a film made in his honor drew crowds. Shackleton, a onetime British merchant-navy officer who had got to within 100 miles of the South Pole in 1908, started a business before his 1914 voyage to make money from movie and still photography. Frank Hurley, a confident and gifted Australian photographer who knew the Antarctic, was hired to make the images, most of which have never before been published.
13. What do we know about the photos taken by Hurley?
14. Who reached the South Pole first according to the text?
15. What does Alexander think was the purpose of the 1914 voyage?
The summer holiday is coming. My classmates and I are talking about how to do during the holiday. We can chose between staying at home and take a trip. If we stay at home, it is comfortable but there is no need to spend money. But in that case, we will learn little about world. If we go on a trip abroad, we can broaden you view and gain knowledges we cannot get from books. Some classmates suggest we can go to places of interest nearby. I thought that it is a good idea. It does not cost many, yet we can still learn a lot.
Have you ever visited a garden that seemed just right for you, where the atmosphere of the garden appeared to total more than the sum(总和) of its parts? _ . But it doesn’t happen by accident. It starts with looking inside yourself and understanding who you are with respect to the natural world and how you approach the gardening process.
Some people may think that a garden is no more than plants, flowers, patterns and masses of color. Others are concerned about using gardening methods that require less water and fewer fertilizers(肥料). _ . However, there are a number of other reasons that might explain why you want to garden. One of them comes from our earliest years.
●Recall(回忆) your childhood memories
Our model of what a garden should be often goes back to childhood. Grandma’s rose garden and Dad’s vegetable garden might be good or bad, but that’s not what’s important. _ --how being in those gardens made us feel. If you’d like to build a powerful bond with your garden, start by taking some time to recall the gardens of your youth. _ then go outside and work out a plan to translate your childhood memories into your grown-up garden. Have fun.
Hundreds of people have formed impressions of you through that little device(装置) on your desk. And they’ve never actually _ you. Everything they know about you _ through this device, sometimes from hundreds of miles away. _ they feel they can know you _ from the sound of your voice. That’s how powerful the _ is.
Powerful, yes, but not always _ . For years I dealt with my travel agent only by phone. Rani, my faceless agent whom I’d never met _ , got me rock-bottom prices on airfares, cars, and hotels. But her cold voice really _ me. I sometimes wished to _ another agent.
One morning, I had to _ an immediate flight home for a family emergency. I ran into Rani’s office _ . The woman sitting at the desk, _ my madness, sympathetically jumped up. She gave me a _ smile, nodded while listening patiently, and then printed out the _ immediately. “What a wonderful lady!” I thought.
Rushing out _ I called out over my shoulder, “By the way, what’s your name?” “I’m Rani,” she said. I turned around and saw a _ woman with a big smile on her face waving to wish me a safe trip. I was _ ! Why had I thought she was cold? Rani was, well, so _.
Sitting back in the car on the way to the airport, I figured it all out. Rani’s _ ---her warm smile, her nods, her ‘I’m here for you’ _ ---were all silent signals that didn’t travel through wires.
If you feel stressed by responsibilities at work, you should take a step back and identify (识别) those of (great)and less importance. Then, handle the most important tasks first so you’ll feel a real sense of (achieve). Leaving the less important things until tomorrow (be) often acceptable.
Most of us are more focused our tasks in the morning than we are later in the day. So, get an early start and try to be as productive possible before lunch. This will give you the confidence you need to get you through the afternoon and go home feeling accomplished.
Recent (study) show that we are far more productive at work if we take short breaks (regular). Give your body and brain a rest by stepping outside for while, exercising, or dong something you enjoy.
If you find something you love doing outside of the office, you’ll be less likely (bring) your work home. It could be anything-gardening, cooking, music, sports—but whatever it is, (make) sure it’s a relief from daily stress rather than another thing to worry about.