Grand City Tour with Griffith Park Observatory ＆Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles,Hollywood,homes of the movie stars—it’s all here on this Grand Tour!Your tour guide takes great pride in offering amazing customer service,too.Hotel pickups are available at almost any hotel in Hollywood, Downtown LA,Mid-Wilshire,West Hollywood and North Hollywood.
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Movie Star Homes GPS Self-Guided Bike Tour
Want the flexibility of taking a “whenever you feel like it” Hollywood tour?Here’s the perfect solution.Explore and experience the best of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on your own time,at your own pace!Cycle past legendary homes and all the places where the rich and famous live,shop,eat and play.And your tour is guided by GPS with an iPad fixed to the bicycle!
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Amazing Scavenger Quest in Los Angeles
ONLY $44 FOR UP TO 5 PEOPLE!This Amazing Scavenger Quest is an interactive（互动的）adventure that combines the fun of the “Amazing Race” with a three-hour sightseeing tour of historic downtown Los Angeles.Offered at a fixed price for a group as opposed to per person pricing,this city tour/game offers a great value if you’re on a budget.
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Disneyland Excursion from Los Angeles
See Disneyland in Anaheim,California-roundtrip transportation from any of the designated (指定的）hotels and admission for a day of Disney fun.Pick-up from Downtown Los Angeles,Los Angeles International Airport,Beverly Hills,Santa Monica,Marina del Rey,Culver City and South Bay area hotels.
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21.If you like to travel at your own pace,you will most probably be interested in .
22. How much will a family of 4 pay for the Amazing Scavenger Quest in Los Angeles?
23. The price of the Disneyland Excursion from Los Angeles includes all the following expenses EXCEPT .
A few years ago,I felt like I was stuck in a rut（车辙）,so I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great American philosopher,Morgan Spurlock,and try something new for 30 days.The idea is actually pretty simple.Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days.It turns out 30 days is just the right amount of time.
There’re a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges.The first was the time was much more memorable.This was part of a challenge I did to take a picture every day I also noticed that as I started to do more and harder 30-day challenges,my self-recognition grew.I went from a desk-dwelling computer nerd (电脑迷）to the kind of guy who bikes to work.
Even last year,I ended up hiking up Mt.Kilimanjaro.I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30-day challenges.
I also figured out that if you really want something badly enough,you can do anything for 30 days.Have you ever wanted to write a novel?Tens of thousands of people try to write their won 50,000-word novel in 30 days.It turns out that all you have to do is write 1,667 words a day for a month.So I did.
So here’s my question to your: What are you waiting for?The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not,so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot!
24.The underlined sentence in Para.1 means .
25.The author did all the following things every day to change EXCEPT .
27.Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
Life in the Internet age is lonely—or is it?That’s what experts in human interaction are debating after a new Stanford University survey has been published.
According to the study,the more time people spend online,the less they can spare for real-life relationships with family and friends.The researchers asked 113 people about the Web’s influence on daily activities.36％ of those people are online for more than five hours a week.”As Internet use becomes more widespread,it will have an increasingly isolating (孤立的) effect on society,”says Robert Kraut,one of the researchers.
Scholars and Web lovers criticized the study for stretching its data to make the “isolating” point.While 13％ of regular Web users admitted the loss of time with loved ones,60％ reported watching less TV.The survey also shows that E-mail is the most popular online activity,If some of webheads (网虫)spend what was once passive TV time keeping company with friends via E-mails,“that’s a move toward greater connectedness,”says Paul Resnick,a professor at the University of Michigan.
This isn’t the first claim that the Web should be criticized,A 1998 report monitored 73 Pittsburgh-area families’ Net use for a year.People who used the Internet more “talked less to family members and reported being lonelier and more depressed.” says Robert Kraut.
“It’s true that there have been big declines in social connectedness over the past decades,but those declines began before the Internet was invented,” says Thomas Putnam.
As Amitay Etzioni says,the Internet gives us a different kind of social life—not better or worse than before,but just different.
28.Who claimed that the Web had negative influence?
29.The underlined word “This” in Para.4 refers to .
30.From the passage we learn that .
31.The passage mainly discusses .
Food production does great harm to our environment.There are many procedures involved in the manufacture of food that result in greenhouse gases and other pollutants.Some procedures require the consumption of large amounts of fossil fuels,such as the transportation and storage of food products.Other factors that cause great damage to our environment include the overuse of fresh water.
The production of beef is more damaging to the environment than that of any other food we consume,Raising large numbers of cattle requires the production of large amounts of food for the animals.It’s estimated that producing one pound of beef requires seven pounds of feed.
Land use is also a problem.If the cattle are free-range cattle,large areas of land are required for them to live on.This has led to disastrous forest cutting and the loss of rare plants and animal species,particularly in tropical rain forests in Central and South America.
Another problem specific to beef production is methane emissions (甲烷排放).Although many people are aware of the damaging effects of carbon dioxide,they don’t realize methane’s global warming potential is 25 times worse,making it a more dire problem.
Unfortunately,beef consumption is growing rapidly.This is the result of simple supply and demand factors.Specifically,there are two main causes of demand that are encouraging the production of more supply.First,the increase in the world population means there are more people to consume meat.The second factor is socioeconomic advancement.As citizens in developing nations become financially stable,they can afford to buy more meat.
Therefore,one way to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions is for people around the world to significantly cut down on the amount of beef they eat.
32.Which of the following is TRUE?
33.The underlined word “dire” in Para.4 means .
34.Beef production is growing rapidly because .
35.The author writes this article to .
On the first day of her work,Sally foundthat a class full of problems was waiting for her.She was told six teachers 61 bd blank (quit) before her.When she walked into theclassroom,it was chaos: two boys were fighting in a corner,yet 62 bd blank rest of the class seemed not to notice them;some girls were chatting and some were running about with paper,food packagesand other garbage 63 bd blank (leave) everywhere.
Sally walked onto the platform, 64 bd blank (pick) up a piece of chalk and wrote on theblackboard: “Rule 1: We are family!” All students stopped 65 bd blank (look) at her.And she continued with Rule2,Rule 3…In the following weeks, Sally worked out 10 class rules and postedthem 66 bd blank the walls of the classroom.She patientlyexplained all the rules to the students and required everyone to follow them.
67 bd blank (surprise),Sallywas not driven out like the former teachers; 68 bd blank ,she won respect from the students.Over the years,shewitnessed gradual changes in the class.At the graduation ceremony,just 69 bd blank she expected,she was veryproud to stand with a class of care,manners and 70 bd blank (confident).
The Case For and Against Homework
Home work is typically defined as any tasks “assigned to students by school teachers that are meant to be carried out during nonschool hours”.Homework has been a constant topic of believed that homework helped create disciplined minds. 36 bd blank Since then,arguments for and against homework have continued to multiply. A number of studies have been conducted on homework.Two analyses by Cooper and colleagues are the most comprehensive.They concluded that the relationship between homework and student achievement was found to be positive. 37bd blank 。 38 bd blank The authors of How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It criticized both the quantity and quality of homework.They provided evidence that too much homework harms student’s health and family time.They insisted that teachers reduce the amount of homework and avoid homework over breaks and holidays. One of the more controversial issues in the homework debate is the amount of time students should spend on homework.Researchers have offered various recommendations. 39bd blank Another question regarding homework is the extent to which schools should involve parents.Some studies have reported minimal positive effects or even negative effects for parental involvement. 40 bd blank Finally,assignments should cause students and their parents or other family members to become engaged in conversations and thus extend the students’ learning.
When my husband Ian died in 2014,ten days after being diagnosed with cancer,I was completely broken up.He was just 54.We’d planned to 41 bd blank together and live the years to the fullest.
At first,the 42 bd blank of spending the following years of my life without him left me feeling 43 bd blank .I was in deep 44 bd blank having lost him.But as time passed,I began to 45 bd blank that life is so precious,and none of us can 46 bd blank what’s around the comer.
I realized I could sit at home and 47 bd blank Ian, 48 bd blank I could make the most of every moment of my life.Three months 49 bd blank he died,a friend mentioned a choir run by a 50 bd blank Tenovus Cancer Care,which was for anyone 51 bd blank by cancer.I’ve 52 bd blank loved to sing,so I agreed,That decision really has changed my 53 bd blank .
We rehearse (排练) once a week and perform 54 bd blank to raise money.We sing inspiring songs like “You’ve Got a Friend” which really 55 bd blank all of us.
Spending time with the choir,I have not only made a whole new friendship circle,but I feel so 56 bd blank ,which has been fantastic for my 57 bd blank wellbeing.
I 58 bd blank money for the charity too,including travelling a long way to Machu Picchu,where I scattered (播撒) some of Ian’s ashes,I know Ian would 59 bd blank my decision to look after myself.
Living a good life,and finding ways to enjoy my retirement,is the best 60 bd blank I can offer him.