假定你是李華,收到好友Jim寄來的明信片,邀請你加入WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)的暑期項目。你對此非常感興趣,請你寫一封回信給他表示祝賀,并了解相關信息。

Dear Li Hua,

How excited I am when I’m accepted as a volunteer of WCS! You know I have been saving the abandoned animals. So in this upcoming summer. I can do more to help the lovely animals and even the endangered ones. And I really expect you to join us! I am sure we will make a difference to nature and people!

Yours,

Jim

注意:1.詞數100左右;2.可以適當增加細節,以使行文連貫。

Dear Jim,

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Looking forward to your reply!

Yours,

Li Hua

 

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增加:在缺詞處加一個漏字符號(∧),并在其下面寫出該加的詞。

刪除:把多余的詞用斜線(╲)劃掉。

修改:在錯的詞下劃一橫線,并在該詞下面寫出修改后的詞。

注意:1.每處錯誤及其修改均僅限一詞;

2.只允許修改10處,多者(從第11處起)不計分。

My mother is a ordinary woman with extraordinary ability. Poor as my family is, but with my mother’s constant care and love, I feel warmly and happy. She always thinks of others first and never complains anything in her life, viewed life with an optimistic attitude. Also, she is a teacher with a good sense of humor and makes her students interest in English study. She shows great patient to those naughty ones, who also gives great comments on her in return. My mother always tries his best to deal with things perfectly. I hope I can be as good as my mother when I grow up. How a hero she is in my mind!

 

閱讀下面材料,在空白處填入適當的內容(不多于1個單詞)或括號內單詞的正確形式。

China's TikTok, which 1. (take) the world by storm in the past three years, is working its magic in its home nation, too.

In the annual report of 2. (it) parent company ByteDance this week, the Chinese version of TikTok, 3. (call) Douyin, has accumulated 400 million daily active users. This is an 4. (impress) growth for the addictive video app, 5. had 250 million daily active users in January last year.

The report not only describes the user behavior and trends but also illustrates the cultural difference 6. China and the US. For example, knowledge-based content is 7. (extreme) popular in China, and less so in the US. Also, in the US, it seems that it's mostly teenagers who are creating the dances, but in China those who produce the most dance videos are users born in 8. 1960s.

With Douyin, users can record videos, edit them and share them online. It is a great way 9. (spend) the leisure time browsing these funny videos. Now, Douyin has established itself as one of the largest knowledge, culture and art 10. (platform) in China.

 

??? On a bright Sunday morning, Damian Languell was sleeping soundly at home in Wade, Maine, the US. The sound that woke him at 8:15 was so _______ that he assumed it came from inside his house. As he got up to _______ , he heard another sound, this one coming most definitely from _______ . Looking out of his bedroom window, he _______ a tree engulfed in smoke about 500 yards away. A car was wrapped around the tree’s base, and its engine was? _______ .

Seeing that, he immediately _______ buckets of water and ran to the crash site. Up close, the _______ looked worse. The car was _______ nearly in two, and the tree was where the driver’s seat ought to have been, as if _______ there. He thought that no one should have survived this ________ , and yet there was 16-year-old Thompson, still ________ with his terrified face pressed against the driver’s side window in visible ________ . Languell tried stopping the fire with his buckets of water with no success. When the? ________ got into the front seats, he realized he had to get the boy out of there as soon as possible.

________ , Languell tried to open the back door, but he failed. He grabbed a stone beside the tree and ________ the back door. This time, it ________ and the back door was opened and Languell crawled in. Thompson was struggling to get free when Languell noticed how bad his legs were. Using a pocket knife, Languell sawed through Thompson's? ________. Now that Thompson was free of restraints (束縛), Languell pulled him out of a rear window, and then ________ him to safety before the car was entirely surrounded by flames.

Then Languell called a (n) ________ as Thompson suffered severely. Thompson thanked Languell for saving him, regardless of his own safety. Soon, the doctors arrived and Languell felt ________.

1.A.strange B.loud C.pleasant D.weak

2.A.listen B.view C.investigate D.question

3.A.behind B.above C.inside D.outside

4.A.spied B.inspected C.overlooked D.caught

5.A.in danger B.at work C.in ruins D.on fire

6.A.got hold of B.controlled C.took charge of D.prepared

7.A.wound B.damage C.engine D.smoke

8.A.set B.classified C.split D.cut

9.A.hanging B.falling C.sent D.planted

10.A.crisis B.crash C.disorder D.event

11.A.calm B.anxious C.conscious D.confident

12.A.pain B.surprise C.comfort D.anger

13.A.water B.driver C.passengers D.flames

14.A.Instantly B.Constantly C.Eventually D.Consistently

15.A.kicked B.hit C.pulled D.tapped

16.A.responded B.made C.worked D.managed

17.A.trousers B.seat belt C.back pack D.coat

18.A.pushed B.shouldered C.dragged D.fetched

19.A.ambulance B.taxi C.policeman D.firefighter

20.A.satisfied B.touched C.recognized D.relieved

 

??? We know that too much of the wrong kind of food can be bad for our health, but for some people having a food allergy, eating certain things can actually be harmful. Now it is seemingly affecting more and more of us.

An allergy is caused by the immune system fighting substances in the environment, known as allergens, that it should see as harmless. 1.It means people have to spend their lives following strict dietary restrictions and worrying about the ingredients of everything they consume. We often hear about people having allergies to dairy products and to peanuts. Last year a teenager died after suffering a fatal allergic reaction from eating a baguette containing sesame seeds. 2.

Research has found that this problem is particularly affecting children. 3. Dr Alexandra Santos from King’s College London says food allergy now affects about 7 percent of children in the UK, and 9 percent of those in Australia.

4. Dr Santos says, the increase in allergies is not simply the effect of society becoming more aware of them and better at diagnosing them. 5. She adds that possible factors are pollution, dietary changes and less exposure to bacteria, which change how our immune systems respond.

A.So what might be the cause?

B.It seems to be more environmental.

C.Similarly, food allergic reaction is deadly.

D.This led to a call for better food-labeling laws.

E.Besides, more adults are suffering from food allergies.

F.However, food allergies can cause life-threatening reactions.

G.More and more of them are having allergic reactions to certain foodstuffs.

 

??? The UK's first fully solar-powered home, which removes the need to ever receive a gas or electricity bill again, has gone on sale, but it will cost you £1.2 million.

The timber-framed home in Great Glen, Leicestershire, contains a number of “zero-carbon feature” including solar electric energy, triple glazing and rainwater storage. It is entirely heated by underground water-filled tubes that are warmed by solar energy from rooftop panels. The house was designed and built by Caplin Homes and covers two acres of land. The design and construction, down to the materials, were used specifically for their low carbon footprint.

The solar panels on the roof of the five-bedroom house are called hybrids because they collect both electrical and thermal energy. Solar walls preheat incoming air, and an Earth Energy Bank (EEB) and heat pump can store heat, and get it back for use when temperatures drop. The south-facing triple-glazed windows are said to also improve the house's energy management during the winter.

All the technologies are controlled by a control system, which monitors the inside and outside temperatures, how much energy is being received by the solar panels, and the heat levels in the EE domestic hot water tank. Due to its low energy design, the Solar House is expected to only require heat from the EEB for about 10 weeks of the year.

For £1.2 million, buyers also get two garages. Estate agent (房地產經紀人) Anthony Fox said the possibility of no utility bills was a big draw for potential owners: the idea is that your bills pretty much disappear and the house is self-sustaining and self-sufficient. That was a big aspect for most of the people who came to have a look around. “We had a lot of interest on the open day. There were some strong considerations to buy there and then. Everyone was very keen to learn how the house worked.” He added.

1.Which is true about the UK’s first fully solar-powered home?

A.It is directly heated by rooftop panels.

B.It has a set of heat-storage device available.

C.All of its materials are not environmentally friendly.

D.Its walls can keep cold air from coming in to store heat.

2.What’s the main idea of Paragraph 4?

A.The monitor of the temperature.

B.The amount of the received energy.

C.The function of the control system.

D.The significance of the new technologies.

3.What’s a big attraction for potential buyers according to Anthony Fox?

A.No gas or electricity bill. B.Two additional garages.

C.Unique structure of the house. D.Only £1.2 million for the house.

4.What is the purpose of the passage?

A.To advertise a zero-carbon house.

B.To recommend an amazing house.

C.To introduce a solar-powered house.

D.To explain how the low-energy house works.

 

??? Do you like shopping? For shopaholics in the UK, the place to head to used to be the “high street”. It was the place where you could find familiar fashion brands and essential everyday items in the centre of a town. But change in our shopping habits has taken its toll on the British high street.

News about shops losing money and shutting is now common. Some city-centre department stores have closed and even long-established retailers (零售商) have reported profit slumps. According to a recent survey, a record 2,481 shops disappeared from UK high streets last year — up by 40 percent.

As the BBC’s Emma Simpson writes, things have become a lot harder for traditional retailers in recent years. They have faced rising costs from wages, business rates and the requirement to introduce Europe’s new data law. But the biggest threat has come from online shopping. She says “Consumers now spend one in every five pounds online — and if businesses are seeing 20 percent fewer sales on the shop floor, as well as their fixed costs rising, then profit margins will be squeezed.”

While some of us like to window shop — browsing for things to buy, only to purchase them online at a discount — the fact is that, overall, shoppers are making fewer visits to high streets. Eventually, town centres could become like ghost towns. If people aren’t out and about shopping, they won't use other services, like cafes, restaurants and cinemas, which leads to job losses. The high street has also suffered from the arrival of big shopping malls, which offer a retail experience under one roof, with free parking, away from the bad weather!

Meanwhile, back on the high street, some shops still exist. Analysts have said it's those that have moved away from traditional retailing that are surviving. These include beauty salons, nail bars and independent coffee shops — but are these kinds of shops enough to keep the British high street open for business?

1.What do we know about “high street” according to the passage?

A.It sold only fashionable daily items.

B.It has changed people’s shopping habits.

C.It was a big shopping mall in downtown Britain.

D.It was the destination for people who love shopping in the UK.

2.Which is closest in meaning to the underlined word “slumps”?

A.Sharp fall. B.Steady rise.

C.Slow increase. D.Slight loss.

3.What’s the hardest part for traditional shop owners to run their shops?

A.The rising costs from wages.

B.The boom of window shopping.

C.The popularity of shopping online,

D.The introduction of Europe’s new data law.

4.What change is taking place in the British high street at present?

A.Discounts are offered to attract more consumers.

B.Parking is free of charge in time of bad weather.

C.Better service is provided to satisfy the customers.

D.Some conventional retailer turn to other businesses.

 

??? Have you ever dreamed of meeting top scientists in person? If so, what would you want to ask them?

For Tan Fanglin, a 15-year-old girl from No. 2 High School of East China Normal University in Shanghai, her dream of meeting top scientists has already come true. In October 2019, she attended the World Laureates Forum for a second time, which had attracted 44 Nobel Prize Winners and 21 other world-class award winners. Tan was by far the youngest participant among the scientists invited to be at the meeting of the world’s sharpest minds.

Her discovery about the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence (斐波那契數列) and Bézout numbers (貝祖數) has won her many prizes in youth innovation competitions both in Shanghai and elsewhere in China. Her finding has been praised by the famous Canadian mathematician, Professor Rankin, who has been studying the same theme for five years but with no conclusions.

From a very young age, Tan has always been fascinated by mathematics. This is largely because her father, who teaches mathematics in East China Normal University, has a profound impact on her. According to Xu Jun, the head teacher, Tan doesn’t take after-school classes or too many extra exercises either. Her mastering of Advanced Mathematics and her good grades in school are thanks to the right study method. Her mother told Guangming Daily that Tan always treats studying and life with a positive state of mind so she can feel happy while studying.

Attending this forum enabled Tan to get more inspiration from top scientists. She even got the opportunity to talk with Gero Miesenbock, the 2019 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize winner. She asked Professor Miesenbock what he considered were the best personal qualities for conducting scientific research. Miesenbock encouraged her not to lose her passion and love for what she does. He said that accepting failures is crucial for researchers. He stressed that people all knew that even Thomas Edison went through hundreds of unsuccessful attempts before finally inventing the light bulb. The words made Tan feel inspired and she promised to keep her curiosity and interests in mathematics and overcome any obstacles in her research.

1.What can we learn about Tan Fanglin according to paragraph 2?

A.She is a student from East China Normal University.

B.She frequently participates in the World laureates Forum.

C.She achieved her goal of meeting world-class award winners.

D.She was the youngest and sharpest mind among the invited scientists.

2.What made Tan so interested in the study of mathematics?

A.Her father's influence. B.Her right study method.

C.Her positive attitude. D.Her head teacher’s encouragement.

3.According to Miesenbock, the most important quality for science researchers is ???? .

A.learning from the past failures B.being curious and interested

C.being passionate about science D.getting inspiration from scientists

4.What might be the best title for the passage?

A.The Key to Be a Top Scientist

B.A Student Inspired by Top Minds

C.A Dream to Be a Mathematician

D.An Outstanding Girl Tan Fanglin

 

??? Since you are applying for a visa for a short-term study in the USA, here are a few steps you should take to ensure you can do it smoothly.

You can apply for it if you

●do a short course of study in the USA, such as an English language course or a training course.

●do a short period of research as part of a degree course in the USA.

You must prove that you

●have been offered a place on a course in the USA at an accepted place of study.

●have enough money to support yourself without working or help from public funds.

●can pay for your return or onward journey.

●have permission from your parents or guardian to study in the USA if you are under 18.

You must provide

●proof of the course you're studying, for example, a letter of acceptance from the educational institution — an official headed paper; stating the course's name, duration and cost (including accommodation).

●a current passport or other valid travel identification.

●evidence that you can support yourself during your trip, for example, bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months.

●details of where you intend to stay and your travel plans.

●contact details for at least one parent or guardian in your home country if you’re under 18 years old.

You must

●apply online for a short-term study visa.

●have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.

●pay £97 for a 6-month visa or £186 for an 11-month visa.

You may

●be allowed to stay an extra 30 days if your total stay in the USA is no more than 6 months.

1.Who is the passage intended for?

A.A graduate to pick up a full time job in the USA.

B.A university professor to teach Chinese in the USA.

C.A high school student to have a short-term travel in the USA.

D.A scholar to conduct a short degree-related research in the USA.

2.What is needed to apply for this kind of visa?

A.Your previous passport.

B.Details of your study plans.

C.A proof of your parents’ support.

D.An official document of your target course.

3.Which is true according to the passage?

A.It is free for a one-year study visa.

B.You need to apply through the Internet.

C.You can extend one-month stay as you please.

D.Your photo must be taken and submitted online.

 

假設你是李華。你的英國筆友杰克剛剛升入高中,但他一時無法適應新的校園生活,寫信向你征求建議。請你就此問題給他回一封信,內容主要把包括:

1.不必過分焦慮;

2.制定合理的學習計劃;

3.多參加集體活動,結交新朋友;

參考詞匯:適應 adjust to

注意:1.詞數100左右;

2.可以適當增加細節,以使行文連貫;

3.開頭和結尾已給出,不計入總詞數。

Dare Jack,

I am sorry to hear that you’re having trouble adjusting to your high school life._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Yours,

Li Hua

 

假定英語課上老師要求同桌之間交換修改作文,請你修改你同桌寫的以下作文。文中共有10處語言錯誤,每句中最多有兩處。每處錯誤僅涉及一個單詞的增加、刪除或修改。

增加:在缺詞處加一個漏字符號(∧),并在其下面寫出該加的詞。

刪除:把多余的詞用斜線(\)劃掉。

修改:在錯的詞下劃一橫線,并在該詞下面寫出修改后的詞。

注意:1. 每處錯誤及其修改均僅限一詞;

2. 只允許修改10處,多者(從第11處起)不計分。

I liked sleeping lately at the weekend. My parents was often angry with me, but I didn’t take it serious. Last Saturday, a friend of me phoned me and we planned meet at the park at 8 o’clock the next morning. Watch my favorite movie until midnight, I went to bed even late than usual. I was so tired to hear the alarm and got up very late on the Saturday morning. When I got here my friends had already left. I felt so sorry for that.

 

閱讀下面短文,在空白處填入1個適當的單詞或括號內單詞的正確形式。

Last week I 1. (take) on a difficult task of showing kindness. The idea came from a few posts on a website. I decided 2. (reach) out to a few people I hadn’t talked to for the past few years.

One was a cousin, 3. I had lost touch with for 25 years. She was very happy when we got 4. touch. The other two were friends I hadn’t talked to in nearly 10 years. It was really good to talk to 5. (they) both.

With one of them, I reached out at a great time for him. He had forgotten my name 6. (entire) but remembered I disliked 7. (run) when young because I had asthma(哮喘). He was grateful that I called him and said some very kind 8. (thing) to me about our past. I am glad our friendship mattered to him.

I think 9. is good to be the one to take the initiative(主動性)to be kind and reach out. Even if it seems difficult at the time, in the end it offers 10. (wonder) rewards!

 

??? It was a few years ago, and I took a holiday-season job in a video store. One day, an elderly woman _________ my store, along with a young woman who I _________ was her daughter. The daughter showed _________, rolling her eyes, sighing and checking her watch every few seconds.

The elderly woman separated from the young one and _________ to search through the DVDS on the nearest shelf. I _______ and asked if I could help her _________ something. The woman smiled at me and showed me a title on a piece of paper.

Rather than rushing off to _________ the DVD for the woman, I asked her to walk with me _________ I could show her where she could find it. Looking _________, I think I wanted to enjoy her __________ for a moment. Something about her __________ movements reminded me of my mother, who passed away a few years ago.

As we walked along the back of the store, I __________ what was on the shelves: old television shows, action movies, cartoons, etc. The woman seemed ________ the unrushed company and casual conversation.

We ________ the movie, and I praised her for her choice. She smiled and told me it was one she had __________ when she was at her son’s age and that she hoped he would enjoy it as much as she had.

I ________ the old woman to the cashier and then stepped back toward the young woman. “Is that your __________?” I asked. She rolled her eyes and said, “Yeah.” Mind some __________?” I asked. “Of course not,” said the daughter.

“Cherish(珍愛)her,” I said. And then I answered her surprised expression by saying, “When she’s __________, it’s the little moments that’ll come back to you. Times like this. I know.” It was __________. I still missed my mom and remembered the times when I’d used my impatience to make her upset.

1.A.closed B.entered C.passed D.left

2.A.knew B.realized C.guessed D.explained

3.A.kindness B.courage C.interest D.impatience

4.A.began B.continued C.forgot D.agreed

5.A.moved around B.walked over C.dropped out D.fell behind

6.A.buy B.carry C.get D.find

7.A.make B.play C.get D.borrow

8.A.so B.or C.and D.but

9.A.back B.forward C.up D.down

10.A.work B.company C.success D.performance

11.A.careful B.careless C.strong D.weak

12.A.changed B.designed C.examined D.introduced

13.A.worried about B.angry at C.happy with D.afraid of

14.A.developed B.watched C.missed D.found

15.A.wanted B.hated C.enjoyed D.remembered

16.A.pushed B.carried C.drove D.sent

17.A.daughter B.girl C.mom D.boss

18.A.attention B.advice C.support D.promise

19.A.done B.gone C.accepted D.asked

20.A.true B.appropriate C.reasonable D.impossible

 

??? Our peers(同輩)usually have a great influence on our lives. However, when it comes to learning valuable lessons about life, we learn much more from older people than our peers.

Unlike our peers, older people have a better understanding of life. 1. So we can learn more from their seasoned knowledge. Many of my friends spend little time on their lessons and they just use their time to have fun. However, my uncle has taught me that if I focus on studying instead of playing all the time, my life will be more fulfilling(有成就的)later on. 2.

Also, older people can point us in the right direction and away from the mistakes they have already made. If we simply follow our peers, we will often run into similar problems. 3. My brother tried out for the football team last year and did not make it. Many of his peers told him to give up on the sport forever. But my father helped him realize that giving up was not the answer. Then my brother practiced harder. 4. In the end, older people can help us make the right decisions when we are in difficulties.

5. Older people have more life experience, and they can give us excellent advice.

A.However, we can avoid them if we listen to and learn from our elders.

B.People who are your age are called peers.

C.Without his advice, I would not realize the importance of a good education.

D.In short, we learn more from older people than our peers.

E.That's because they have already been through it.

F.It's human nature to learn from other people in your age group.

G.This year, not only did he make the team, but he was also the captain.

 

??? In January 2017, I left a 30-year career in radio to find a new path. Fear, doubt, and anxiety filled my life at that time. I had no idea where life was going to take me.

Anything new in life can be exciting, but it can also come with anxiety. I was beginning a new career with little experience. The language on the ramp(舷梯)was foreign to me. What is involved with a “turn” (a plane being downloaded and loaded) was foreign to me. All of the excitement I had about this job on the first day was slowly changing to fear and doubt by week three.

After two weeks in the classroom, it was time for training on the ramp. On my first day as a trainee, I was partnered with a man named Fernando. My job was zone assist. A zone assist is usually at the back of the plane, bringing the belt loader(帶式行李裝載機)to the aircraft, unloading the back bins(箱子), servicing the drinking water, and wing walking at a push(緊急時). I was 48 years old at the time and had been without extreme physical activity since high school, so I was about to hit the ramp for the first time in extremely hot conditions.

Another deep fear I had, other than hurting myself, was damaging an airplane. Granted, things happen and we’re human. But making a mistake and damaging a plane that could lead to a delay or taking it out of service would be a disaster for a ramp agent. With that in mind, I was so nervous driving the belt loader up the airplane.

Fernando and I did eight turns that day. I don’t remember how many bags I downloaded. Eventually, I got through the day, tired and sore afterwards. Looking at the schedule for the next day, I believed I would do it better.

1.Why did the author feel anxious at the beginning?

A.Because he was out of work.

B.Because he had no idea how he could make his living.

C.Because the new job was totally unfamiliar to him.

D.Because the new job was very dangerous.

2.Which of the following is NOT the reason why the author nearly hit the ramp?

A.His physical condition. B.His carelessness.

C.The extreme physical work. D.The hot environment.

3.What made the author nervous at work?

A.Having an old partner. B.Being too tired.

C.Hurting himself. D.Damaging the plane.

4.What can we infer from the last paragraph?

A.The author would continue his new job. B.The author would change his job.

C.The author would have a higher salary. D.The author would get a promotion

 

??? Famous and respected Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong, passed away at 89 in a hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Born in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province in 1928, Yu fled with his family at the age of 9 to Chongqing during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945). In 1947, he began studying at Jinling University in Nanjing, but later transferred to Xiamen University. In 1950, Yu and his family moved to Taiwan where he lived and worked until his death.

Xiangchou (Nostalgia), a four-stanza(節)poem that expressed the poet’s deep feelings for his motherland, is one of Yu’s most well-known and affectionate verses(深情的詩篇).

Published in 1971, the poem remains highly popular among Chinese speakers worldwide. Even those who know little about literature are familiar with lines from the poem: “When I was a child/ Nostalgia(鄉愁)seemed a small stamp/ Here am I/ And there…my mother…”

Aside from his achievements in poetry, Yu was also a successful essay writer, critic(批評家)and translator.

“The reason why I stick to writing till today comes down to my passion(酷愛)for the Chinese language,” Yu told people in a 2015 interview, going on to explain that this passion was strengthened by his love for his mother and his motherland.

Yu’s death left many Chinese netizens(網民)shocked and heartbroken. Many lit virtual “candles” in honor of him on Chinese social media platforms.

“Mr. Yu’s poems often move me to tears when I read them. I have a collection of poetry that he once signed and it remains one of my most valuable treasures…R.I.P. Mr. Yu,” posted Yunan Province-based writer Mai Luoluo on Sina Weibo.

1.The famous poem Xiangchou ________.

A.didn’t become popular until 1971.

B.was the only one showing Yu’s passion for the homeland.

C.expressed the poet’s deep feelings for his homeland.

D.didn’t make sense to those who know little about literature.

2.What inspired Yu Guangzhong to keep writing?

A.His rich experience. B.His good health.

C.His active readers. D.His love of Chinese.

3.The last paragraph mainly tells us that ________.

A.Yu Guangzhong wrote lots of poems

B.Yu Guangzhong’s poems influenced readers greatly

C.Yu Guangzhong made lots of friends

D.Yu Guangzhong’s death shocked lots of readers

 

??? My sister and I were taught at a very early age to write thank-you letters for birthday and Christmas gifts. We carefully copied addresses from our mom’s address book into our own pretty little books, and a new box of stationery(信箋,信封)was always among my gifts under the tree. We wrote our letters on December 26 at the latest every year. It was an important tradition in our home, and it has turned me into an avid(熱情)thank-you-letter writer as an adult.

I still send a great deal of personal mail, and I am extremely interested in all of the trappings of letter writing: unique stamps, beautiful stationery, fountain pens(自來水筆). I feel a mad rush of satisfaction sticking a stamp on a carefully penned thank-you letter and sending it off in the mail.

Several years ago, I even sent my mom a thank-you letter to thank her for teaching me to count my blessings on paper. Sending letters of thanks out into the world has made me more grateful for the love, support and kindness I receive daily.

My father died when I was twenty-seven. Even then, I found comfort in writing letters of thanks for the gifts of words I received. At a time when all I wanted to do was retreat(退縮)into my own sadness, the act of giving thanks forced me to stay connected to the world and to the lives of the living.

And while it may seem unimportant, my belief in well-written thank-you letters has protected my popularity. Since real thank-you letters are extremely few and far between, my social graces(風度)are considered as a charming difference from other people, and my friends and family always seem truly moved by my efforts.

1.What can we learn about the author’s family?

A.Her family liked to collect stationery.

B.Her family had a thank-you-letter writing tradition.

C.She often copied addresses for her mother.

D.They wrote thank-you letters on Dec 26.

2.How did the author feel when writing thank-you letters?

A.Satisfied. B.Tired. C.Excited. D.Bored.

3.What can we infer from the fourth paragraph?

A.The author felt happy to receive gifts from others.

B.The author’s father died when she was very young.

C.Writing thank-you letters made the author lead an active life.

D.Writing thank-you letters forced the author to talk with others.

4.What does the author intend to tell us?

A.Expressing thanks can protect what we have.

B.Receiving thank-you letters is truly moving.

C.Writing thank-you letters is difficult work.

D.Being grateful can help gain the respect.

 

??? It was Halloween(萬圣節), which is a big deal when you’re seven. I was sitting in my Sleeping Beauty costume, eagerly waiting for my dad to come home so he could take me to go trick or treating. My father had been away on a business trip. He was supposed to return earlier that day, but it was midnight…Finally I nodded off.

The next morning I guessed that my mom had already known something I didn’t find out for another couple of days. It was my dad who had a new identity(身份): plane crash survivor. He told us about it later. It had been raining as he got on the plane for home. The plane was cleared for taking off on one runway but turned too far and ended up taking off on another runway, which was closed. Because of the rain, the pilot couldn’t see the heavy construction equipment(施工設施)blocking the runway, and the plane crashed right into it. The left wing was torn off, the fuselage(機身)split in two, and fire shot through the plane. Nearly half of the passengers died, but amazingly, my dad was unhurt. He couldn’t breathe because of the smoke, so he ran toward the exit and walked out.

My father told me when the plane crashed, he first thought of us. As sad as he felt at the thought of never seeing us again, he also felt a sense of relief(解脫)that all his business and financial(財務的)worries would be over. When he survived, he saw it as a second chance. He valued his second life, so he sold his business and started a new one. Now he is a successful businessman. I’m so proud of my dad for this.

1.The author was waiting for her father to return home so she could ________.

A.share his business trip story. B.buy a Sleeping Beauty costume with him.

C.listen to his trick-or-treating stories. D.celebrate Halloween with him.

2.The plane crashed mainly because ________.

A.a fire broke out in it. B.the pilot couldn’t see the runway clearly.

C.it turned onto a wrong runway. D.it hit a building while taking off.

3.Why did the author’s dad feel a sense of relief as the plane crashed?

A.He thought everyone would die.

B.He thought he wouldn’t be troubled by his business problems.

C.He thought he wouldn’t have to be controlled by his boss.

D.He thought he could escape the quarrels with his wife.

4.Which saying does the experience of the author’s father match?

A.You are blessed if surviving a disaster.

B.Life is short and time is flying.

C.Where there is a will, there is a way.

D.Nothing is difficult if you put your heart into it.

 

假定你是李華,請代表校實踐部寫一封郵件告知你校交換生Chris,你們將組織一次校外勞動鍛煉,內容包括:

1. 活動目的:

2. 活動安排:

3. 表達期待。

注意:1. 詞數100左右;

2. 可以適當增加細節,以使行文連貫;

參考詞匯:實踐部 the Practice Department

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刪除:把多余的詞用斜線(\)劃掉。

修改:在錯的詞下劃一橫線,并在該詞下面寫出修改后的詞。

注意:1. 每處錯誤及其修改均僅限一詞;

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I’ m pleased to hear that you would come to Beijing to study. It’s big surprise for me and I’ m looking forward to see you earlier.

Locating in the north part of China, Beijing is the capital of us country. It is hot and rainy in summer but cold and dry in winter. It is a big city with many tourist attraction, such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Would you mind telling me when you will reach in Beijing? I will pick you up at the airport but show you around those beautifully places. I’ m firmly convincing that you will enjoy yourself here.

 

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When we wake up feeling sleepy and with dark circles under eyes, many of us often think: “I’m going to go to bed earlier tomorrow!” But however determined we are, chances are 1. we don’t stick to our promise. This behavior 2.(call) “bedtime procrastination (拖延癥)” is common in our daily life.

In a study, 53 percent of the 2,400 3.(participate) said they didn’t follow their sleep schedule, delaying it at least twice 4. week. It is found that they delayed bedtime not because they liked to stay up late, but they couldn’t stop 5.(do) other unimportant things, which were keeping them up in the first place.

“People who generally have trouble resisting temptations and sticking to their intentions are more likely to delay going to bed.” Floor Kroese, a psychologist 6.(far) explained to HufPost.

Yet, according to scientists, lack of self-control is not the only thing 7.(blame). Our body clock also plays an important role when 8.comes to bed time. To check the influence of the body clock 9. sleep, scientists studied the sleep patterns of 108 people. It has been found that those who get up late 10.(be) more likely to postpone their bedtime than those who wake early every morning. The choices we make that affect our sleep could turn out to be pretty important for our health.

 

??? Brenegan McNulty is a server at Yellowknife’ s Nova Hotel restaurant. She says that her weekend _______ has fallen into a wild and uncontrolled _______ since they were a little short-handed for the evening.

When a group of ten women entered the restaurant looking for a table, _______, McNulty was still ready to_______them with a smile.

As she _______the table, McNulty assumed that the women were _______a birthday since they had been passing around a _______ for all of them to sign.

To her _______, the woman finished _______ the card only to hand it over to her. Furthermore, she opened up the card and found that it ________ $ 1,100 in cash.

When McNulty asked them why they had surprised her with such a ________ gift, they simply said that they had selected her as a random ________ for a random restaurant.

“They wanted to do something ________ for someone who was working hard during the ________ season,” she recalled to CBC. “That’ s something you hear about ________ on The Ellen Show, you know, not here in Yellowknife. ”

Since McNulty works two jobs to ________ her one-year-old son, she says the ________ is a much- appreciated financial aid she has received ________for the New Year.

“It could ________ a new stroller (嬰兒手推車) for him, food, or saving for rent for my own place in the New Year,” McNulty told the reporter. “ ________ working seven days a week, going to work and having something great like this happen makes it all worth it. I felt like I won some sort of lottery. I don’t know how I got so lucky.

1.A.relaxation B.schedule C.shift D.entertainment

2.A.atmosphere B.situation C.condition D.operation

3.A.besides B.moreover C.therefore D.however

4.A.serve B.question C.mention D.introduce

5.A.removed B.laid C.reserved D.decorated

6.A.celebrating B.cancelling C.inquiring D.remembering

7.A.cash B.bill C.card D.menu

8.A.joy B.sorrow C.puzzle D.shock

9.A.discussing B.repairing C.sharing D.signing

10.A.contained B.lost C.borrowed D.cost

11.A.small B.generous C.smart D.convenient

12.A.customer B.reporter C.server D.stranger

13.A.humble B.mysterious C.honest D.nice

14.A.holiday B.tourist C.fashion D.harvest

15.A.discussing B.reciting C.happening D.polishing

16.A.order B.support C.teach D.motivate

17.A.gift B.woman C.restaurant D.story

18.A.unwillingly B.unexpectedly C.unfortunately D.unconsciously

19.A.make up B.tend to C.go towards D.leave behind

20.A.Without B.Except C.Upon D.Despite

 

??? With the news filled with frightening reports about a new coronavirus (冠狀病毒),COVID-19, it's easy to feel anxious. However, you don't need to worry, especially when you're following professional guidelines for protecting yourself1.

Get your information from trustworthy sources (來源).2., and some of them may contain inaccurate or outdated information. To make sure that you're getting accurate and reasonable information, stick to sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

3.. While it's good to stay informed, constantly reading or watching news updates can quickly make you bothered. Instead, set a specific time to check for updates so you're not thinking about the virus all day. Don't visit news sites or turn on the news outside of the time, and avoid social media if you're reading too many updates there.

Focus on the fact that most people recover. Reports about the new coronavirus likely sound very scary, so it's understandable that you'd be afraid. 4.Besides, most people who get very sick will get better after receiving treatment and recover at last.

Share helpful information with friends and family. You can help yourself and others feel calmer about the coronavirus outbreak by sharing any helpful information you find. 5., post a link on social media or email it to any friends or family members who are worried about the virus.

A.Limit how often you check for news updates.

B.Meanwhile, your anxiety about the outbreak disappears.

C.And there are things you can do to put your fears at ease.

D.Stop keeping yourself informed of the online news updates.

E.You're probably reading lots of reports about the coronavirus.

F.If you see a useful update on the new coronavirus from a reputable news source.

G.However, most cases are mild and most of the people can recover after some time.

 

??? Every year, little black-and-white birds called pied flycatchers(斑姬鹟) travel from sub-Saharan Africa to northern Europe to feast on caterpillars (毛毛蟲), claim a nest, and have babies. And they fly back a few months later. But recently, some flycatchers have arrived only to find their nesting sites occupied by great tits (大山雀). And those birds don’t just chase flycatchers away—they attack them, kill them, and eat their brains.

Great tits live in European forests all year round. Flycatchers are regular vacationers. Since the 1980s,? flycatchers’ reproductive season has been inching up earlier in the month of April. Warm spring temperatures have caused caterpillar populations to boom. To adapt to that, flycatchers arrive a bit earlier, too. That won’t be too big a problem. But now, tits delay their breeding period a bit in April, so they overlap with the flycatchers, and violence begins.

Moreover, there’s limited nesting space in many of these birds’ favorite foreststhe trees can be quite young and have very few tree holes where birds can nest. Volunteers and academics have placed nestboxes to help. But with climate change, birds’ breeding schedules getting closer, there aren’t enough nestboxes to go around. Unfriendly hosts—the tits, eat their brains.

“Great tits are superior competitors when it comes down to a fight, ” said Jelmer Samplonius, lead author of a study. “People see it as a cute garden bird, but some of them have a real anger management problem. ” Luckily, the murdered birds were often surplus males that arrive late. The deaths haven’t had a big impact on the population because those late males probably won’t have had babies anyway. But there’s always the chance that it could get worse.

“Whatever the flycatcher population’s future may hold, ” Samplonius said, “this is a good example of why it’s essential to study how climate change can shift animals’ schedules, often with deadly consequences. Understanding different responses to changing environments will be an important part of species assessments in coming years.”

1.What has happened to pied flycatchers recently?

A.They couldn’t get enough food.

B.Their nesting sites were destroyed.

C.Their babies have become less likely to survive.

D.Their lives have been threatened by another kind of birds.

2.Which is one of the causes of the violence between pied flycatchers and great tits?

A.The change in migration of flycatchers. B.The delay of flycatchers’ reproductive season,

C.The reduction of both birds’ favorite forests. D.The two birds’ sharing the same food.

3.Which can best describe great tits?

A.Ugly. B.Smart. C.Aggressive. D.Lazy.

4.What can be the best title for the text?

A.A terrible bird murder B.Birds’ struggle to hunt

C.Birds’ influence on climate change D.The future of mixed species communities

 

??? Gretchen Altman is smiling, leaning back casually, a cup of coffee in hand — Hills Bros. Coffee, to be precise. It looks like a casual shot, but if you hit like, leave a comment, and tag a friend, you can get three different cups of coffee, for free.

Altman is part of a growing trend of "micro-influencers". She has a small following — around 6,000 on Instagram (社交平臺).Her going rate is $300 to $800 to promote something. She does some posts in exchange for free goods, as long as it's stuff she believes in.

As a micro-influencer she has a much closer relationship with her followers than a big social media star. "I'm just living a normal life and people relate to that," she says. "They just feel like I'm a friend of theirs."

But it worries consumer rights groups. Several recent studies have found that young audiences are largely unable to understand when something is sponsored content.

In some cases, it's clear. When a big star takes to a social media to advertise Coca-Cola, for example, the assumption is that he or she's probably getting paid to do so. And the posts are clearly labeled as ads, with the caption "advertisement" or "sponsored content".

But what happens when an everyday person with just a couple thousand followers takes to social media to extol(頌揚)the virtues of a product? The motivations are not so clear-cut. The problem with these social media posts is that you don't know whether it's an ad or not.

Altman is diligent about using those hashtags(標簽).She loves what she does and sees it as a business, but she doesn't necessarily want to be a social media celebrity.

"With social media being so integrated into our everyday lives, we have this unique opportunity that I don't think anyone has ever had before where we can each be our own brand," Altman says.

1.What does a micro-influencer do according to the passage?

A.Offer enough likes. B.Recommend some comments.

C.Post to increase sales. D.Create advertisements.

2.What makes consumer rights groups feel worried?

A.Ads with caption on posts. B.The unclear motivations of the posts.

C.Sponsored ads content. D.The increasingly growing number of audiences

3.How does Gretchen Altman feel about being a micro-influencer?

A.Pleased B.Upset.

C.Ambitious. D.Disappointed.

4.Which of the following can be the best title?

A.We Can Each Be Our Own Top Brand

B.To be a Micro-influencer or to be a Big Star

C.Hills Bros. Coffee, Your Coffee

D.Instagram Advertising: Do You Know It, When You See It

 

??? On a recent Wednesday morning, I woke up like a little kid on Christmas morning, filled with joy and excitement for the day ahead. The reason why I was so happy was that my 15-year-old daughter was coming home from overnight camp that day after being gone for four weeks.

That afternoon, as I watched her drop off the bus and run into my armsmy emotions took over and I started crying. As we hugged each other, I thought, “I'm never sending her back there again. This is just too much.” But who am I kidding? Not only is she planning on going back next year, she wants to go for eight weeks.

Sending my kid to a Wisconsin town five hours away and having no communication with her other than a few handwritten letters (no cell phones are allowed at camp) still freaks me out. But I have to say overnight camp was one of the best parenting decisions I’ve ever made.

It all started when my daughter was in middle school and going through the typical social problem that comes up around that age. She would come home crying so often because she felt constantly left out. Concerned about her unhappiness and lack of self-confidence, I felt like I had to do something. One day, it hit me: Overnight camp.

That first year we put her on the bus was terrifying. With her cell phone in a desk drawer at home, we said goodbye knowing we would have to wonder for 28 days how she really was.

Would she miss us so much that she'd cry every night? Would she be frightened? Would the girls be mean to her? We really had no idea what to expect, but we knew that if something was really wrong, we'd get a call. It turned out that that never happened, and the letters we got from her all shined with positivity. The changes I saw in my daughter’ s personal growth were immeasurable.

1.What does the underlined part “freaks me out" in Paragraph 3 mean?

A.cheers me up. B.gets me angry.

C.tires me out. D.makes me nervous.

2.What can we infer from Paragraph 4?

A.Parents were all concerned about their children.

B.The author's daughter had a tough time at school.

C.Overnight camp was really of great value for her daughter.

D.The author sent her daughter to overnight camp for compromise.

3.What does the author's daughter think of overnight camp?

A.It has ruined her life. B.It puts her in low spirits.

C.It has benefited her a lot. D.It leaves her with little personal time.

4.What is the theme of the text?

A.To recommend overnight camp. B.To share a story of the author.

C.To show the importance of education. D.To demonstrate her love for her daughter.

 

Great Activities for Nature Lovers

Hiking

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to get close to nature is by setting out on a good old fashioned hike. Hiking generally doesn’t require any fancy equipment or special skills, just a piece of map and a thirst for adventure. This activity can be as relaxing as you make it.

Backcountry Camping

Why limit yourself to just a day hike when you can have a full weekend (or longer) adventure? Backcountry camping involves packing your tent, sleeping gear, food, and water on your back to set up camp in a remote location. If you’re an experienced hiker and camper, this is an excellent way to test your survival skills and explore the wilderness.

Mountain and Road Biking

Unlike long hikes through the woods, biking allows you to cover more ground and travel farther in nature. Mountain biking typically involves riding up and down steep slopes, between trees, and over rocks. If this sounds too intense or your tires aren’t suited for rugged terrain, consider taking a road bike on paved trails through forest preserves or along country roads.

Gardening

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to travel beyond your own backyard to experience the beauty of nature every day. If your personality is less adventurous or your mobility restricted, consider planting a garden to grow your own vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers. There’s something truly satisfying about mixing up a salad with fresh ingredients you grew yourself. One of the best parts about spending time in nature is that it doesn’t have to break your budget and anyone can do it.

1.What does hiking need for hikers?

A.A world map. B.A strong desire.

C.Practical skills. D.Necessary equipment.

2.Where will you go to show your survival potential in the wild?

A.To a backyard. B.To a forest.

C.To a mountain. D.To a distant place.

3.Which of the following can take you to travel farthest?

A.Hiking B.Backcountry Camping

C.Gardening. D.Mountain and Road Biking

 

假定你是李華,請給你校愛好戲劇文化的外教Connie寫一封電子郵件,邀請她一起去觀看皮影戲。郵件的內容包括:

1. 觀看皮影戲的時間和地點;

2. 皮影戲簡介(一門古老的傳統民間藝術;是世界電影的祖先;給人們帶來歡樂等);

3. 期待回復。

注意:1. 詞數100左右;

2. 可以適當增加細節,以使行文連貫。

參考詞匯:皮影戲shadow play

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增加:在缺詞處加一個漏字符號(∧),并在其下面寫出該加的詞。

刪除:把多余的詞用斜線(\)劃掉。

修改:在錯的詞下劃一橫線,并在該詞下面寫出修改后的詞。

注意:1.每處錯誤及其修改均僅限一詞;

2.只允許修改10處,多者(從第11處起)不計分。

I took part in an English Speech Contest last week. As only competitor from our class, I had to compete with 14 other excellent participants selecting from the whole school. When it is my turn, I got a little bit nervous at first, but soon I calmed me down at the thought of my English teacher’s instructions. Then anything went smoothly. I performed so good that the judges and audiences gave me a big round of applause. Although the question-and-answer section was the most challenging, but I managed to get through properly. When the judge announced the finally result, I was excited that I won first prize, that was totally beyond my imagination.

 

閱讀下面短文,在空白處填入1個適當的單詞或括號內單詞的正確形式。

Besides Cambridge, could you imagine a more beautiful university town? 1. its narrow medieval passageways and 801-year-old university, this small English city is packed with history.

Cambridge is less than 2. hour from London by train. And once you’ve arrived, you’re going to want to do what the locals do and get yourself a bike. Cambridge 3. (consider) the cycling capital of the UK. Bike hire shops are everywhere and parking is easy.

In the center of Cambridge is one of the world's most well-known and respected universities. Founded in 1208, Cambridge University is the fourth oldest university in the world still 4. (teach). One of the jewels in the university’s crown is 5. (it) library. Cambridge University Library holds around 8 million books, maps and journals.

One of the best ways to see Cambridge’s 6. (hide) spots is by boat, or punt (平底船), to be exact. Punting began in the early 20th century and remains the best way 7. (explore) the River Cam and its many bridges—25 in all.

There are plenty of 8. (place) to stay in the city but if you want to get some country air, just a short drive out of town is Clopton Courtyard, 9. you can rent your own barn and enjoy the 10. (peace) and pleasant life in the countryside.

 

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