1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
2. What did Carl do?
3. What does the man do?
4. When will the flight arrive?
5. How can the man improve his article?
6. What does Bill often do on Friday night?
7. Who watches musical plays most often?
8. Why does David want to speak to Mike?
9. What do we know about the speakers?
10. What kind of camera does the man want?
11. Which function is the man most interested in?
12. How much would the man pay for the second camera?
13. Who is Clifford?
14. Who suggested that Norman paint for children's books?
15. What is Norman's story based on?
16. What is it that shocked Norman?
17. Who would like to make small talk according to the speaker?
18. Why do people have small talk?
19. Which of the following is a frequent topic in small talk?
20. What does the speaker recommend at the end of his lecture?
Journey Back in Time with Scholars
Classical Provence (13 days)
Journey through the beautiful countryside of Provence, France, with Prof. Ori Z. Soltes. We will visit some of the best- preserved Roman monuments in the world. Our tour also includes a chance to walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Gauguin. Fields of flowers, tile roofed (瓦屋顶) villages and tasty meals enrich this wonderful experience.
Southern Spain (15 days)
Spain has lovely white towns and the scent (芳香) of oranges, but it is also a treasury of ancient remains including the cities left by the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. As we travel south from Madrid with Prof. Ronald Messier to historic Toledo, Roman Merida and into Andalucia, we explore historical monuments and architecture.
China's Sacred Landscapes (21 days)
Discover the China of“past ages," its walled cities, temples and mountain scenery with Prof. Robert Thorp. Highlights (精彩之处) include China's most sacred peaks at Mount Tai and Hangzhou's rolling hills, waterways and peaceful temples. We will wander in traditional small towns and end our tour with an exceptional museum in Shanghai.
Tunisia (17 days)
Join Prof. Pedar Foss on our in-depth Tunisian tour. Tour highlights include the Roman city of Dougga, the underground Numidian capital at Bulla Regia, Roman Sbeitla and the remote areas around Tataouine and Matmata, unique for underground cities. Our journey takes us to picturesque Berber villages and lovely beaches.
21. What can visitors see in both Classical Provence and Southern Spain?
22. Which country is Prof. Thorp most knowledgeable about?
23. Which of the following highlights the Tunisian tour?
When “Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was first shown to the public last month, a group of excited animal activists gathered on Hollywood Boulevard. But they weren't there to throw red paint on fur-coat- wearing film stars. Instead, one activist, dressed in a full-body monkey suit, had arrived with a sign praising the filmmakers: "Thanks for not using real apes (猿)!”
The creative team behind“Apes" used motion-capture (动作捕捉) technology to create digitalized animals, spending tens of millions of dollars on technology that records an actor's performance and later processes it with computer graphics to create a final image (图像). In this case, one of a realistic-looking ape.
Yet “Apes" is more exception than the rule. In fact, Hollywood has been hot on live animals lately. One nonprofit organization, which monitors the treatment of animals in filmed entertainment, is keeping tabs on more than 2,000 productions this year,. Already, a number of films, including “Water for Elephants," "The Hangover Part I” and "Zookeeper," have drawn the anger of activists who say the creatures acting in them haven't been treated properly.
In some cases, it's not so much the treatment of the animals on set in the studio that has activists worried; it's the off-set training and living conditions that are raising concerns. And there are questions about the films made outside the States, which sometimes are not monitored as closely as productions filmed in the States.
24. Why did the animal activists gather on Hollywood Boulevard?
25. What does paragraph 2 mainly talk about?
26. What does the underlined phrase “keeping tabs on" in paragraph 3 probably mean?
27. What can we infer from the last paragraph about animal actors?
With the young unable to afford to leave home and the old at risk of isolation (孤独), more families are choosing to live together.
The doorway to peace and quiet, for Nick Bright at least, leads straight to his mother-in-law: she lives on the ground floor, while he lives upstairs with his wife and their two daughters.
Four years ago they all moved into a three-storey Victorian house in Bristol - one of a growing number of multigenerational families in the UK living together under the same roof. They share a front door and a washing machine, but Rita Whitehead has her own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room on the ground floor.
"We floated the idea to my mum of sharing a house," says Kathryn Whitehead. Rita cuts in: “We spoke more with Nick because I think it's a big thing for Nick to live with his mother-in-law."
And what does Nick think? "From my standpoint, it all seems to work very well. Would I recommend it? Yes, I think I would."
It's hard to tell exactly how many people agree with him, but research indicates that the numbers have been rising for some time. Official reports suggest that the number of households with three generations living together had risen from 325,000 in 2001 to 419,000 in 2013.
Other varieties of multigenerational family are more common. Some people live with their elderly parents; many more adult children are returning to the family home, if they ever left. It is said that about 20% of 25-34-year-olds live with their parents, compared with 16% in 1991. The total number of all multigenerational households in Britain is thought to be about 1.8 million.
Stories like that are more common in parts of the world, where multigenerational living is more firmly rooted. In India, particularly outside cities, young women are expected to move in with their husband's family when they get married.
28. Who mainly uses the ground floor in the Victorian house in Bristol?
29. What is Nick's attitude towards sharing the house with his mother-in-law?
30. What is the author's statement about multigenerational family based on?
31. What is the text mainly about?
We are the products of evolution, and not just evolution that occurred billions of years ago. As scientists look deeper into our genes (基因), they are finding examples of human evolution in just the past few thousand years. People in Ethiopian highlands have adapted to living at high altitudes. Cattle -raising people in East Africa and northern Europe have gained a mutation (突变) that helps them digest milk as adults.
On Thursday in an article published in Cell, a team of researchers reported a new kind of adaptation - not to air or to food, but to the ocean. A group of sea-dwelling people in Southeast Asia have evolved into better divers. The Bajau, as these people are known, number in the hundreds of thousands in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. They have traditionally lived on houseboats; in recent times, they've also built houses on stilts (支柱) in coastal waters. “They are simply a stranger to the land," said Redney C. Jubilado, a University of Hawaii researcher who studies the Bajau.
Dr. Jubilado first met the Bajau while growing up on Samal Island in the Philippines. They made a living as divers, spearfishing or harvesting shellfish. "We were so amazed that they could stay underwater much longer than us local islanders," Dr. Jubilado said. “I could see them actually walking under the sea."
In201, Melissa Ilardo, then a graduate student in genetics at the University of Copenhagen, heard about the Bajau. She wondered if centuries of diving could have led to the evolution of physical characteristics that made the task easier for them. “it seemed like the perfect chance for natural selection to act on a population," said Dr. Ilardo. She also said there were likely a number of other genes that help the Bajau dive.
32. What does the author want to tell us by the examples in paragraph 1?
33. Where do the Bajau build their houses?
34. Why was the young Jubilado astonished at the Bajau?
35. What can be a suitable title for the text?
A housewarming party is a special party to be held when someonebuys or moves into a new apartment or house. The person who bought the house ormoved is the one who throws the party, The party is a chance for friends andfamily to congratulate the person on the new home._ And it is a good time to fill the new spacewith love and hopefully presents.
Some people register a list of things theywant or need for their new home at a local store or stores. Some common thingspeople will put on a gift registry include kitchen tools like knives and thingslike curtains. Even if there isn't a registry, a good housewarming gift issomething to decorate the new house with, like a piece of art or a plant.
This is often appreciated since at ahousewarming there isn't a lot of food served. There are usually no plannedactivities like games at a housewarming party. The host or hostess of the partywill, however, probably give all the guests a tour of their new home.Sometimes, because a housewarming party happens shortly after a person moves intotheir new home, people may be asked to help unpack boxes.
Housewarming parties get their name from the fact that a longtime ago people would actually bring firewood to a new home as a gift. Now most homes have central heating and don'tuse fires to keep warm.
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As a businesswoman, I care deeply about my customers. But like anyone for whom you feel affection , 41 can also drive you mad. They'll come rushing in, 42 their handbag's been stolen. They'll 43 that they left it in the changing room, create havoc(混乱) and then 44 it had been in their car all the time. They'll have out half the 45 in the shop, and want the only style you don't have left in a 46 colour. I do know how upset the shop staff can get, but I try to persuade them to keep 47 .
I remember the first really 48 customer we had at Covent Garden. She was 49 absolutely everything, nothing was right and I was rather 50 that she became a "regular". After a while, she 51 for the way she behaved at the beginning. She had split up with her husband the week before, was living in a flat 52 and since she'd found it too much to cope with (应对), she'd taken it out on 53 people.
That taught me a valuable 54 and I pass it on to the people who 55 in the market. Don't take it 56 . If a customer is rude or difficult, just think “Maybe she's had a row with her husband. Maybe her child's not 57 .” Always water it down and don't let your ego (自我)get 58 . If you do, you won't be able to 59 it and the whole thing develops into an unpleasant scene and that 60 everyone's day.
In ancient China lived an artist 61. ________ paintings werealmost lifelike. The artist's reputation had made him proud. One day theemperor wanted to get his portrait (画像) done so he called allgreat artists to come and present their 62.________ (fine) work, so that hecould choose the best. The artist was sure he would. 63.___________ (choose),but when he presented his masterpiece to the emperor's chief minister, the oldman laughed. The wise old man told him to travel to the Li River - perhaps hecould learn a little from the greatest artist in the world.
Filled with 64. ________ (curious), the artist packed his bagsand left. 65._______ he asked the villagers on the banks of the river where hecould find the legendary (传奇的) artist, they smiled and 66._________(point) down the river. The next morning he hired a boat and set out 67.________ (find) the well-known painter.As the small boat moved. 68.________ (gentle) along the river he was leftspeechless by the mountains being silently reflected in the water. He passedmilky white waterfalls and mountains in many shades of blue; And when he sawthe mists rising from the river and the soft clouds 69._________ (surround) themountain tops, he was reduced to tears. The artist was finally humbled(谦卑) by the greatest artist 70._____ earth, Mother Nature.
My mom is really concerning with the health of everyone in ourfamilies. In order to make surely all of us are in good health, and she makesspecific plans for us. For example, every morning, my dad has to have the bowlof egg soup while I had to eat an apple. My dad don't like the soup and I don'tenjoy apples. I tell my mom that if we're forced A eat things, we may becomeill. But he insists on us eating healthy food. Understanding her goodintentions, I eat all the food what is provided by Mom with appreciation.