Signing up for a digital TV service provides you with access to over 200 channels from all over the globe. However, television today is dominated by adult language, making it hard for concerned families to find channels suitable for young eyes. Therefore, most movie channels are automatically removed form the list of TV channels for an entire family. The following are some good ones based on popularity on a global scale. Discovery Channel Discovery and its many channels can be considered as the founding father of informative channels on television. What National Geographic does in a scholastic(学术的) manner, Discovery tries to do in an entertaining manner—educating the masses about anything and everything. Fox Family Finding a movie channel that broadcasts pictures suitable for teenagers and kids alike is very difficult unless your service operator offers you Fox family movies. This channel screens most movies before it broadcasts them, ensuring that no movie shows unacceptable material for young eyes. Nickelodeon A channel very similar to Cartoon Network, it mostly shows US programs. However, their shows are sometimes a bit more mature for younger kids and better suited to kids aged 5and up. ABC Family ABC started the ABC family channel in an attempt to introduce family-centered shows and serials to the public in the USA. The need for this channel was felt after ABC observed the lack of proper family type US channels. Living If travelling is a family hobby and better living is the motto then there is no better channel than Living. Kids can see never-seen-before sights, learning about new places while adults can practice their cooking and learn amazing things about motorbikes. 1.According to the text, most channels offered by a digital TV service ______. A.can keep people away from TV violence B.are welcomed by families with small children C.are concerned about the proper use of language D.are unsuitable for the whole family to watch together 2.Which of the following can best describe Discovery Channel? A.Relaxing. B.Touching. C.Commercial. D.Professional. 3.If people want to know about what a traditional family is like, they can choose ____. A.Fox Family B.Nickelodeon C.ABC Family D.Living
Do you know how it is when you see someone yawn and you start yawning too? Or how hard it is to be among people laughing and not laugh yourself? Well, apparently it’s because we have mirror neurons (神经元) in our brains. Put simply, the existence of mirror neurons suggests that every time we see someone else do something, our brains imitate it, whether or not we actually perform the same action. This explains a great deal about how we learn to smile, talk, walk, dance or play sports. But the idea goes further: mirror neurons not only appear to explain physical actions, they also tell us that there is a biological basis for the way we understand other people. Mirror neurons can undoubtedly be found all over our brains, but especially in the area which relate to our ability to use languages, and to understand how other people feel. Researchers have found that mirror neurons relate strongly to language. A group of researchers discovered that if they gave people sentences to listen to (for example: “The hand took hold of the ball”), the same mirror neurons were triggered as when the action was actually performed (in this example, actually taking hold of a ball). Any problems with mirror neurons may well result in problems with behavior. Much research suggests that people with social and behavioral problems have mirror neurons which are not fully functioning. However, it is not yet known exactly how these discoveries might help find treatments for social disorders. Research into mirror neurons seems to provide us with ever more information concerning how humans behave and interact. Indeed, it may turn out to be the equivalent for neuroscience of what Einstein’s theory of relativity was for physics. And the next time you feel the urge to cough in the cinema when someone else does—well, perhaps you’ll understand why. 1.Mirror neurons can explain _____. A.why we cry when we are hurt B.why we cough when we suffer from a cold C.why we smile when we see someone else smile D.why we yawn when we see someone else stay up late 2.The underlined word “triggered” in the third paragraph probably means “____”. A.set off B.cut off C.built up D.broken up 3.We can learn from the passage that mirror neurons _____. A.relate to human behavior and interaction B.control human physical actions and feelings C.result in bad behavior and social disorders D.determine our knowledge and language abilities 4.What is the passage mainly about? A.Ways to find mirror neurons. B.Problems of mirror neurons. C.Existence of mirror neurons. D.Functions of mirror neurons.
The sharing economy, represented by companies like Airbnb or Uber, is the latest fashion craze. But many supporters have overlooked the reality that this new business model is largely based on escaping regulations and breaking the law. Airbnb is an internet-based service that allows people to rent out spare rooms to strangers for short stays. Uber is an internet taxi service that allows thousands of people to answer ride requests with their own cars. There are hundreds of other such services. The good thing about the sharing economy is that it promotes the use of underused resources. Millions of people have houses or apartments with empty rooms, and Airbnb allows them to profit from these rooms while allowing guests a place to stay at prices that are often far less than those charged by hotels. Uber offers prices that are competitive with standard taxi prices and their drivers are often much quicker and more trustworthy. But the downside of the sharing economy has gotten much less attention. Most cities and states both tax and regulate hotels, and the tourists who stay in hotels are usually an important source of tax income. But many of Airhnb’s customers are not paying the taxes required under the law. Airbnb can also raise issues of safety for its customers and trouble for hosts' neighbors. Hotels are regularly inspected to ensure that they are not fire traps and that they don't form other risks for visitors. Airbnb hosts face no such inspections. Since Airbnb is allowing people to escape taxes and regulations, the company is simply promoting thefts. Others in the economy will lose by bearing an additional tax burden or being forced to live next to an apartment unit with a never-ending series of noisy visitors. The same story may apply with Uber. Uber is currently in disputes over whether its cars meet the safety and insurance requirements imposed on standard taxis. Also, if Uber and related services flood the market, they could harm all taxi drivers' ability to earn a minimum wage. This downside of the sharing needs to be taken seriously, hut that doesn't mean the current tax and regulatory structure is perfect. 1.What is the positive thing about the sharing economy? A.It is a global trend. B.It is beyond regulations. C.It draws on spare resources. D.It brings in modest profits. 2.What is the problem with Airbnb customers according to the passage? A.They are not regularly inspected. B.They are likely to commit thefts. C.They are not allowed to escape taxes. D.They can be noisy to hosts’ neighbours. 3.What is the argument over Uber according to the passage? A.Whether it guarantees customers' safety. B.Whether it provides reliable services. C.Whether it lowers customers' expenses. D.Whether it can compete with standard taxis. 4.What will be talked about in the following paragraphs? A.Existing regulations and laws. B.Necessary improvements of current laws. C.Further development of Airbnb and Uber. D.More downsides of Airbnb and Uber.
The old shopkeeper led me through to the back of the shop. The room was filled with boxes and dusty photographs of people holding packages in their hands. Mr. Hopkins said, “We have a very wide choice of items for sale. Whenever I serve a new customer, I take their picture.” Mr. Hopkins pointed to an ancient camera on a table. I began to appreciate the lovely items on sale. I spent a very pleasant hour being shown the commodities in the shop. Finally, I bought an antique jewelry box, a pair of riding boots and a sewing machine. I was very excited that I had found such a good little shop. “I will tell all my friends about your lovely place,” I told the shopkeeper. “Please do not do that, sir”, said Mr. Hopkins. “This is a special place for special people. You must keep this shop a secret.” Then he took my photograph, and handed me the picture straight away. “That was quick!” I exclaimed. In the picture I looked proud and excited holding the presents I had bought there. On Christmas Day, my friends and relatives were delighted with the presents I had bought for them. For weeks, my brother begged me to take him to the wonderful little shop. I finally agreed . We walked along Oxford Street, passed the department store and found nothing. In its place was an empty space being used as a car park. I checked the area again. There was the music shop, and there was the department store. In between should have been Hopkins and Son, but it wasn’t there. Just then an old policeman came . “Are you looking for something, sir?” he asked. “I am looking for a little shop called Hopkins and Son. ” “Oh yes, there was a shop here once called Hopkins and Son. But it was knocked down over 30 years ago.” I looked again at the place , and then I reached into my pocket and took out the photograph that Mr. Hopkins had taken of me holding my presents in the little shop. “How strange” I exclaimed. 1.What did the author think of Hopkins and Son? A.Big and modern . B.Old and outdated. C.Little and dusty. D.Lovely and wonderful. 2.We can infer from Paragraph 4 that Mr. Hopkins ________. A.was ashamed of his little shop. B.didn't like his shop to be advertised. C.was one of the author's special friends. D.handed the author his picture immediately. 3.What does the underlined word“commodities” refer to? A.The goods in the shop B.the author's gifts C.Photographs taken by Mr. Hopkins D.Packages held by other customers 4.What can we learn about the shop? A.It was closed by the police. B.It was well-known in that area. C.It was knocked down a few weeks ago. D.It was between a music shop and a department store.
根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白的最佳选项。选项中有两项为多于选项。 Most people believe they don't have much imagination. They are wrong. Everyonehas imagination, Here are three techniques to help you regain your imaginationand creativity from when you were a kid. Making connections. This technique involves taking unrelated ideas and trying to find links betweenthem. First, think about the problem you have to solve or the job you need to do. Think of as many ideas/words associated with candles: light, fire, matches, wax,night, silence, etc. as you can and write them down. The next stage is to relate the ideas to the job you have to do. No limits! You have as much time/space/money, etc. as you want. Think about your goal and the new possibilities. If your goal is to learn to ski, for example, you can now practise skiing every day of your life (because you have the time and the money) . Now adapt this to reality. Maybe you can practise skiing every day in December, or every Monday in January.
Look at the situation from a different point of view. Fiction writers often imagine they are the characters in their books. They ask questions: What does this character want? Why can't she get it? What changes must she make to get what she wants? The best fishermen think like fish! A. Being someone else! B. Asking questions! C. Imagine that normal limitations don't exist. D. Then find an image, word, idea or object, for example, a candle. E. If your goal involves other people, put yourself in their positions. F. but most of us, once we become adults, forget how to make use of it. G. and we are on the way to achieving it whether the way is smooth or tough.
One day I went to a store to get some needed items for my family. I gathered up my goodies and headed for the 1 counter, only to be 2 in the narrow aisle (通道) by a young man who 3 to be about sixteen years old. I wasn’t in a hurry, so I 4 waited for the boy to realize that I was there. It was obvious now, he was mentally 5 and a little shocked as he turned and saw me standing so 6 to him, waiting to 7 . I said, “Hey Buddy, what’s your name?” “My name is Denny and I’m 8 with my Mommy,” he responded proudly.“Wow,” I said, “that’s a(n) 9 name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Steve. How old are you Denny?” “How old am I now, Mommy?” he asked his mother as she slowly 10 from the next aisle. “You’re fifteen years old, Denny”. Then he headed toward the toy section. Denny’s mom 11 me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn’t 12 look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my 13 and that there are plenty of red, yellow, and pink roses in God’s Garden; 14 , “Blue Roses” are very 15 and should be appreciated 16 their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a Blue Rose and 17 someone doesn’t stop and 18 that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they’ve 19 a blessing from God. So, the next time you see a BLUE ROSE, don’t turn your head and walk off. 20 to smile and say Hello. 1.A.customer B.checkout C.salesman D.office 2.A.blocked B.troubled C.met D.found 3.A.pretended B.appeared C.declared D.tended 4.A.slowly B.slightly C.kindly D.patiently 5.A.torn B.broken C.challenged D.wounded 6.A.close B.friendly C.next D.happily 7.A.steal away B.hurry out C.squeeze by D.break in 8.A.swimming B.shopping C.singing D.travelling 9.A.cool B.bad C.ordinary D.old 10.A.went away B.walked by C.came over D.turned up 11.A.thanked B.stared at C.praised D.chatted with 12.A.ever B.still C.yet D.even 13.A.courage B.pleasure C.habit D.faith 14.A.therefore B.besides C.meanwhile D.however 15.A.rare B.big C.bright D.colorful 16.A.with B.by C.for D.in 17.A.unless B.if C.before D.after 18.A.smell B.pick C.buy D.see 19.A.wanted B.forgotten C.missed D.invited 20.A.Be brave B.Be proud C.Take it easy D.Take the time
阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(不多于3个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。 Two businessmen flew to Australia to play in a weekend golf match. Their team won and they both received green (jacket). On their last night in Australia, they(stay) up late drinking beer. They were still drunk in the morning, but they drove their rented car the airport. The road was empty.(sudden). something jumped in front of the car. The driver couldn’t stop in time and the car hit it. The men got out of the car and found a large kangaroo(lie) on the road. The drunken men began to laugh and decided to take some photos with the "dead" kangaroo. One of the men decided to put the jacket on kangaroo. So they dressed the poor kangaroo in a green jacket .Then they posed with it for some photos. Suddenly, something(amaze) happened. The kangaroo opened its eyes. It was not dead. But it was very angry. The kangaroo hit the two men and knocked them out. Then it ran away. .In the kangaroo’s new green jacket(be) the car keys ,a passport, and the air tickets. Later that day, a motorist phoned the police.”You’re not going to believe this .”he said, “but a kangaroo in a green golf jacket(run) along the road to the airport ” The police finally found out the whole story, and they punished the two(drink) men.
假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有10处错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏词符号( ∧ ),并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除;把多余的词用斜线( \ )划掉。修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意:1.每处错误及修改均仅限一词; 2.只允许修改10处。 Women are playing a much important part in society than before. Now women are working as teachers, scientists but even leaders. Almost all jobs that used to be done by men is done perfectly well by women. Women are no longer looked down in society. As the changes in their social role, women’s position in the family has been improved as well. That is hard to find the wife is busy while the husband is sitting in an armchair, watches TV. Though there are a lot of changes, the great number of men still guard their rights. Sometimes few women are allowing to attend important meetings. This is the problem we should try to solve it now.