There are many exciting and exotic destinationsaround the world that won't force you to spend your life savings or max outyour credit cards. The following are 3 amazing places to visit that you canenjoy on a shoestring budget.
EasternEurope has long held some of the world's most hidden travel bargains. Thisremains the case today. What makes Croatia special is that it's a beautifulcoastal country that can be enjoyed at a much lower cost than other nearbyMediterranean destinations. One of the most interesting places to visit inCroatia is the walled city of Dubrovnik, which was built as a military fort inthe Middle Ages. Another unique place worth seeing in this beautiful country isthe Plitvice Lake, which contain 16connected lakes with waterfall that aresurrounded by forests.
Thailandis a diverse country in Southeast Asia famous for its beaches and historicattractions. In Thailand you can enjoy the crowd of the capital city. Bangkokor retreat (隐退) to one of thenation's numerous beaches. The nation is full of magnificent Buddhist temples,some of the world's best street food and many low cost accommodations.
One country that isstill very reasonable while offering many natural and historic attractions isGuatemala. The country is full of low cost hotels and budget hotels and you canfind tourist quality hotels at economical prices. You can also find lots ofhigh quality, low cost food, much of it found in local restaurants. You canusually find beer for less than one dollar. One of the best reason to visitGuatemala is to see the ruins found at sites such as Parque Tikal, the site ofan ancient Mayan city.
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2. Where are the article most likely to be taken from?
3. All of the following statements are right Except .
Every year, thousands of people visit one of the world's most famous address:221B Baker Street, London. The address is famous for being where the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes lived in the well-known stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A lot of people are so taken wish the stories that they forget Sherlock Holmes wasn't a real person and therefore didn't ever actually live at the address. In fact, there was no house there when Conan Doyle wrote the stories. Despite that, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which is actually at Number 239, is a fun place to visit if you are ever in London.
So, if Sherlock Holmes is a made-up character, why do so many people think of him as a real person?
It is often said that the character Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person named Benjamin Bell. a forensic surgeon(法医外科医生)for whom Conan Doyle worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital. Sherlock Holmes' problem-solving ability and power of observation are based on the surgeon. Bell was called on by the police to join in several investigations, just as Sherlock Holmes did.
Conan Doyle found the inspiration for the name of his famous detective elsewhere, though. He was an expect cricket player and combined the names of two other well-known players, Shacklock and Sherwin, to make the name "Sherlock".
Another thing that makes the character seem like a real person is his distinctive habits. He rarely ate breakfast and he enjoyed smoking. He even had a habit that would be illegal today-taking cocaine.
Sherlock Holmes is also an honorary member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Even though he's not a real person, the society decided to make him a member. Although his famous methods for solving mysteries started in fiction, many of them became part of modern-day policing.
Although the character is made-up, most of the locations are real. One of Conan Doyle's strengths as an author is describing a London that seems so real to the reader. Most of the famous locations in the books are in London and Sherlock Holmes fans love to visit the locations in the books and those used later in the movies.
Sherlock Holmes is the second most represented character in movies, which is part of what makes him so famous all over the world. So, now what's your favourite version of the Sherlock Holmes stories? The books, movies or TV series?
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文,介绍了福尔摩斯这个故事的由来和 221B Baker Street以福尔摩斯著名。
8. The underlined part in paragraph 2 can he replaced by .
9. What can we learn about the writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from the passage?
10. What can we learn from the passage?
11. What's the purpose of writing this article?
I got a call from my sister that my dad had taken a turn for the worse, and I needed to get home right away. I wasn't 21bd_blank for that. When I got to the hospital, he had already slipped 22bd_blank a coma(昏迷). I had 23bd_blank all the dramatic goodbyes that were said because everyone knew he was not going to 24bd_blank it. So that was upsetting.
After two weeks, I brought up the idea that maybe we should take my dad off life 25bd_blank . We all knew it was time. I thought that once the medical aid was 26bd_blank , there'd be a lot of crying for ten to 15 minutes, and then the person would pass away. 27bd_blank , we waited for five hours.
Right in the middle of this, the attending doctor 28bd_blank for another patient into our room. When nurses 29bd_blank a woman in, one who had just had heart surgery, I thought, "That's not a good idea. My dad is dying. Why are you bringing in a woman who's had heart surgery? It's a bad 30bd_blank ."
The woman was on a lot of medication, saying crazy things and 31bd_blank her covers off. I'm on this side of the room, with a 32bd_blank that is not very soundproof (隔音的), sitting by my dad, saying, " I love you, Dad."
From the other side, we heard, " Cinnamon".
" Your were such a great dad to me."
"Dad, you were wonderful."
33bd_blank .we couldn't help laughing, because our life was exploding in front of our eyes, and at that moment we were crying and laughing. We all stopped crying for a moment and laughed really 34bd_blank .
Four hours later, a nurse said, "It's time. His heart rate is 35bd_blank ." We held my dad's hands and the nurse said again."Maybe if you tell him it's OK to go, he'll go." So we all said, "Daddy, it's OK" and ". We love you "and my mom said. " John. you were such a great dad and I love you".
Suddenly across the room from the old lady in the bed, we heard. " Don't go. John".
Yeah. That was 36bd_blank was inside me. I thought I gave that woman my words:"Don't go. John. Don't go". But he did. I had my hand on his chest and his heart 37bd_blank .
Later, we found out Cinnamon Lady-that's what I 38bd_blank her, Cinnamon Lady-didn't have anyone in her life named John. I thought, wow, that's 39bd_blank . But we also 40bd_blank she was a baker. So we understood the cinnamon part.
While others may be happy to know that they have been placed in the list of the top 20 world's most Admired Celebrity, Taiwanese Jay Chou was just confused as to why he was even listed. Jay Chou said, "Comparing with popularity. I think to be respected by people is a great achievement for an artist.
As reported on HKO1, the singer as well as the songwriter, who was ranked at 19 in the list of men most admired by website YouGov, asked, "I should not be the youngest, right? I originally thought you have to be quite old to be 'respectable'. Then I saw Taylor Swift ranked 14th in the women's list, I realized I'm not." In addition to Jay, other Asian men stars in the list include Andy Lau and Jackie Chan.
Bill Gates was named the world's most admired man. while Angelina Jolie earned the top spot in the female category, followed by Queen Elizabeth II, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey. There's no information to be given about why Jay, or any of the people in the list, were nominated (提名)for the list in the first place.
According to YouGov, an international Internet-based market research firm located in the UK, the nominations from 30 countries were gathered to talk about a single question: Thinking about people alive in the world today, which man or woman do you most admire?
The answers were later narrowed drawn to a list of 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least two countries.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文, Jay Chou认为一个艺术家最大的成就是受到别人的尊敬。
4. In Jay Chou 's point of view, what is a success for an artist?
5. How many women celebrities are mentioned in all in the passage?
6. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
7. What does the passage mainly tell us?
There are some English expressions about birds. For examples, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds-eye view is a general look at an area from above.
Do you know that if you tell a Young person about the birds and the bees you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together? In other Words, people who are similar became friends or do things together. Here is some good advice: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk loving something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have.
Sometimes you can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But you would never really kill any birds. You love a11 kinds of animals. This is a real feather in your cap. It is something to be proud of.
Most of the people you work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success.【语篇导读】本文是一篇说明文，介绍了关于鸟的的各种表达。
12. What will we use when picturing our school from the sky?
13. If someone says "Education about the birds and the bees is important.", he means .
14. Why are some people called early birds?
15. What's the best title of the passage?
For over one hundred and fifty years, Americans of all social classes have worn blue jeans. 16bd_blank Whether they are worn for work or for fashion today. Strauss' invention continues to be popular not only among Americans but also among people around the world.
Levi Strauss was born in Germany in 1829. 17bd_blank He grew up in Kentucky before moving to New York in 1847. Before becoming an American citizen and moving to the West in 1853, Strauss worked in his brother's dry goods business. This gave him a chance to produce his famous invention. After the gold rush of 1849, Strauss decided to move to the West to seek his fortune.
Strauss did not want to be a person who searched an area for minerals. Instead, he knew he could make a good living by selling supplies to the miners. At first, he planned to sell sewing supplies and cloth. 18bd_blank When he heard miners complaining that their clothes were easily broken or they usually tore their pockets during mining, he decided to use a special fabric to make pants for the miners. These pants proved so popular that he quickly ran out of materials to make more.
In 1873, Strauss received a letter from a Jewish tailor named Jacob Davis who had invented a process of connecting pockets with copper rivets（铆钉）.This made the pants last a long time. Because Davis did not have the money to patent his idea, he offered to share it with Strauss if Strauss would agree to pay for the patent. 19bd_blank By the time Strauss died in 1902, he had made a great contribution to American fashion, 20bd_blank The business has been growing ever since and Levi Strauss' company is now one of the largest clothing companies in the world.
A. As a young boy, he moved with his family to the United States.
B. Nobody knew that kind of material was suitable.
C. He did and Levi jeans have been made with metal rivets ever since.
D. However, he did not get much business for those products.
E. He also made a great contribution to American 's clothing industry.
F. Since they were invented by Levi Strauss, they have become a symbol of American consumer culture.
G. As the business grew, Strauss got much money from it.
LaRon Tunstill, 41bd_blank is 14 and goes by the nickname "Ron Ron", took off his new sneakers and gave them to a 42bd_blank (home) man he met on the street.
Tunstill was handing out food to the poor people with PurpMe, a local nonprofit, 43bd_blank one man caught his eyes.
"You can tell he 44bd_blank (hurt) so many times," Tunstill said. The teenager sat down close 45bd_blank the man, began talking to him and he noticed his worn-out shoes. The soles(鞋底) were 46bd_blank (complete) gone. His toes touched the ground. "He didn't want to take the shoes at first but I told him to take them because that's 47bd_blank God wanted me to do," Tunstill said.
Reynolds, founder of PurpMe, took a picture of the sweet moment and posted it to Facebook. The photo quickly spread and has received 12,000 likes and over 8,000 shares.
"Ron Ron was a wild kid. He grew up in an area where people get 48bd_blank (shoot)all the time, " Reynolds said. "The streets affected him a little, and at once point, he was fighting more. 49bd_blank (be) disrespectful."
Yet. Reynolds started instructing him and the teen began working with PurpMe. Reynolds said. "We may not have much ourselves, but we do the best with what we got. We just want to start a movement of people loving and helping one 50bd_blank .
I havelearned from the newspaper that you are need of a tour guide. I think I am theone who are fit for the job during the weekends.
I'm LiHua, a 18-year-old boy, and I will graduate from Guanghua Middle School. Myoral English is so excellent that I once won the first prize in an Englishcompetition. Beside. I have worked as a tour guide in
senior 2 and was high praised for my good service.Young although I am, I am full of energy. Bringing up in this city. I'mfamiliar with many places of interests here. However, I'm sure that I'm up tothe job very well.
If I canbe hired, I will be very grateful and I will devote all me to the job. Pleaseemail me at Lilei 1999@ 126.com.
Lookingforward to your reply.