M: Shelly, what is your favorite fruit? W: My favorite fruit is grapes. M: Do you like green grapes or purple grapes? W: Green grapes. What are the speakers talking about? A.The woman's favorite fruit. B.Different kinds of grapes. C.Ways of growing grapes.
W: Do you think that you're a good athlete? M: Growing up I was a good athlete. I played a few sports. Now I don't play any sports anymore because I’m old. W: What sports did you play? M: I played American football, baseball, and soccer. What can be learned about the man from the conversation? A.He usually plays sports now. B.He often played sports when young. C.He was poor at American football.
W: Did you enjoy the meal? M: It's the most delicious dinner I've had for a long time. It's such a rich dinner. W: I'm so glad you like it. M: Thank you very much for your invitation. When does the conversation most probably take place? A.Before a dinner. B.During a dinner. C.After a dinner.
M: Mom, I just finished my paper. Can you check it before I hand it in ? W: Sure, let's take a look. Sweetie, this is terrific. Your ideas are so original. M: Thanks. Now does the woman find her son's paper? A.It's well written. B.It's hard to understand. C.It needs rewriting.
M: I have so many dirty clothes to wash. W: My sister and I usually go to the laundry down the street. Why don't you go there? M: I know I should, but that place isn't very convenient. You have to wait for a long time. Why doesn't the man go to the laundry? A.It's too small. B.It's far away C.It's not convenient.
听材料,回答第1~2题。 M: What did you do yesterday, Joan? W: I took my Dad to a really fancy restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we went shopping together. M: I bet he liked that Joan. You are very thoughtful. W: Well, he is my Dad after all. He really helped me when I was growing up. M: I took my father out to play golf. W: That sounds nice. Did you let him win? M: Of course! It was Father's Day! 1.Where did Joan have lunch yesterday? A.At home. B.At a restaurant. C.At a shopping center. 2.What did the man do yesterday? A.He played golf with his father. B.He went shopping with his father. C.He bought a gift for his father.
听材料,回答第1~2题。 M: May I come in? W: Yeah, please do. Now let me show you the house. M: This seems a pretty nice room, I should say. W: You bet. This is the nicest room in the district. You know what I just had all the walls repainted last month. M: What about the kitchen? W: It's a well-fumished eat-in kitchen. The stove and the ice-box are in good order. M: I see. I'd like to live here for about three years. W: Terrific! When are you moving in? M: Next Saturday at the earliest. 1.Why does the man visit the woman? A.To rebuild her house. B.To repaint her house. C.To rent her house. 2.What did the woman do with her house last month? A.She had it repainted. B.She had it well furnished. C.She had it pulled down.
听材料,回答第1~3题。 M: Hi, Jenny. Are you going to school now? W: Yup. I have English at 9 in the morning. M: Got any plans after the class? W: Not really. What about you? M: We will have our midterm exams next month. I plan to look for some important books and study at the library. Do you want to join me? W: Sure. I need to return some books. They are due today. Besides, I can also read some magazines and newspapers. M: Great. We can go to the swimming pool in the gym after that. W: That sounds like a good idea. We can chill out a little in such a hot summer. Are you good at swimming? M: Well, that’s a good question. I haven’t swum for almost two years. I think I need more practice. W: Oh, it's almost 9. I need to hurry. I am running late now. See you after class in front of the library then. Bye! M: See you then. 1.What time will the woman have her English class? A.At 7 a.m. B.At 8 a.m. C.At 9 a.m. 2.Why does the man plan to go to the library? A.To study for the coming examination. B.To return some books. C.To read some magazines and newspapers. 3.Where does the woman suggest going after visiting the library? A.To the classroom. B.To the lab. C.To the gym.
听材料,回答第1~4题。 M: Alice, fancy that! W: Yeah, Bruce, fancy meeting you here! M: I am here to refresh myself. I would like to feast my eyes on an excellent rugby game. W: What is that? M: It is the rugby game between Yale and Harvard University, a yearly event. It is also regarded as “the glory fight” for the two universities. It is the American version of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. W: That must be a big shot. I do not care about sports that much in the spare time, can you tell me more? M: You are finding the right person, my pleasure. This rugby game started in 1875 and has been held 126 times, usually takes place in November. The two universities take turns to be the host. W: I know there are always cut-throat competitions between the two universities. Can it be seen as a kind of competition? M: Yeah, exactly. Both universities count much on it. W: I bet the scene must be magnificent. M: You said it. The stadium is full of audience whether it is in Yale or in Harvard. Students have their own ways of celebrating such as waving flags, singing, or showing the logo. Both teams have their own colors and choirs. W: I just couldn’t help watching it. 1.Where are the two rugby teams from? A.From Oxford and Harvard. B.From Yale and Cambridge. C.From Yale and Harvard. 2.When is the rugby game usually held every year? A.In October. B.In November. C.In December. 3.What does the woman think of the game? A.Magnificent. B.Noisy. C.Boring. 4.How do the students celebrate the event according to the man? A.By waving flags and dancing. B.By throwing bottles and singing. C.By waving flags and showing the logo.
听材料,回答第1~4题。 According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Hean Association, watching TV could actually increase your risk of death. The study found that adults who watch three hours or more of television in a day double their risk of earlier death. Watching too much TV is contributing to our increasingly less-active lifestyles, says the study's author, Gonzalez. In addition to measuring the risks of watching TV, the researchers also looked at two other sitting-for-long actions: riding in a car and using a computer. Though the study participants doubled their death risk, the same was not true of computer use or driving time. There are some conclusions that can be drawn, though. Driving a car, for example, represents a higher energy loss than watching TV, he said. The habits associated with TV watching, like consuming more food and not moving for long periods of time, could have something to do with it too. You should consider increasing your physical activity, avoid sitting for long periods, and reduce television watching to no longer than one hour each day, recommends Gonzalez. 1.What does the study mainly explain? A.Watching too much TV could increase the risk of death. B.The healthy way to watch TV for relaxation. C.Bad habits related to TV watching. 2.How many sitting-for-long actions does the speaker mention? A.One. B.Three. C.Five. 3.What does Gonzalez say about driving a car? A.It represents a higher energy loss than watching TV. B.It represents as much energy loss as watching TV. C.It represents a lower energy loss than watching TV. 4.What does Gonzalez suggest people do? A.Eat food while watching TV. B.Watch TV less than an hour each day. C.Stop watching TV.
In between running one of the world's largest charitable agencies and acting as Microsoft's technology advisor, Bill Gates manages to find time io read books, both long and short. Now Gates - who has been labeled a "greedy" reader - has released a list of his favorite books of the year. All of the books are standout reads, according to the billionaire. most of which are focused on business and economy. Here are Bill's top four picks for the year (with parts of his full review of each book). Business Adventures, by John Brooks Brooks' collection was published in 1969 and remains one of Gates' favorites. He re-read it again this year, labeling it the "best business book I've ever read." "Shortly after we met, Warren Buffett lent me this collection of New Yorker business articles front the 1950s and 1960s. I loved them as much as he did. Brooks' insights (洞察力)about business have aged beautifully, and they are as true today as ever." Capital in lire Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty Piketty's novel hit the shelves in August 2013 and sparked much discussion concerning income inequality throughout this year. Gates also got to sit down with Piketty himself after reading the non-fiction work to discuss the topic. "As I told him, although I have concerns about some of his secondary points and policy prescriptions. I agree with his most important conclusions: inequality is a growing problem and that governments should play a role in reducing it." How Asia works, by Joe Studwell Studwell's work which was published in May this year addresses how countries such as Japan, South Korea and China have continued to achieve high growth and why other countries have failed to do the same. "The agriculture section of the book was particularly insightful. It provided ample food for thought for me as well as the whole Agriculture team at our foundation. And it left us thinking about whether parts of the Asian model can apply in Africa." Making the Modern World: Materials and Demateriallation, by Vaclav Smil Smil's books are a constant favorite of the Microsoft founder- one of his books makes Gates' list almost every year. "Making the Modem World" came out late last year and explores the global use of materials, from silicon to wood, and plastic. "If anyone trios to tell you We're using fewer materials, send him this book. With his usual skepticism and his love of data. Smil shows how our ability to make things with less material-say soda cans that need less aluminum-makes them cheaper. which actually encourages more production." 1.The books mentioned in the text are all about ___________. A.charity in the world B.business and economy C.poverty in the world D.Bill Gates' life experience 2.Of the books, ___________ is best praised by Bill Gates. A.How Asia Works B.Capital in the Twenty-First Century C.Business Adventures D.Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization 3.Gates once had a personal discussion with the author of ___________. A.Capital in the Twenty-First Century B.Business Adventures C.How Asia Works D.Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization 4.In How Asia Works, the author analyses ____________. A.why African agriculture cannot be developed fast B.how they can apply Asian economic model in African countries C.why Asia is so slow in agricultural development D.how some Asian countries have rapidly grown in economy
Gregory Talley used to sleep in a park or under a bridge. The 50-year-old has been homeless for more than 10 years. "It is hard. It's hard to live homeless. You filled every day trying to find out where you are going to get something to eat. If I hadn't found wonderful Fairfax County Kennedy Shelter, I wouldn't know where I would be by now. I might be dead," Talley said. The Kennedy Shelter is one of the facilities New Hope Housing provides for homeless people. Pam Michell has devoted her life to making the lives of this vulnerable (易受伤的)population better as executive director of the non-profit organization. "I went to Africa in 1985. And I saw a huge amount of poverty, but I saw so much hope. And I decided that I should try to do something that would bring hope to people," Michell said. When Michell began working with New Hope Housing 25 years ago, its three shelters had about 80 beds. Now, it has 350 beds and serves about 1,500 homeless people every year. She has expanded the program beyond just providing beds for the night. "We do outreach(拓展), we do prevention, we do permanent housing. we do transitional housing. We have an education program with all sorts of different things to move people to end their homelessness," she said,"Our Out of Poverty program is not just about money. It's about you could be spiritually poor, you could be relationship poor ... you could beeducationally poor. So it is focusing on how you get out of this poverty that has brought you to being homeless." The program tries to teach the shelter residents self-reliance (自立) and work values, and includes courses on planning and personal responsibility. "l learned I still have opportunities to change it and I can change it," said shelter resident Lewis Webster. "It is just about going forth in doing necessary work to do it. I mean if you really want better, you would do better and that's the frame of mind of me now." 1.Gregory Talley's story is told at the beginning of the text to _____________________. A.tell readers the situation for the poor in the US is getting worse B.introduce a non-profit organization that is trying to help the poor in the US C.disclose the truth that more and more homeless people are dying from hunger D.remind readers that the homeless people in the US have no trouble getting food 2.According to Paragraph 6. Pam Michell started to bring hope to the homeless by __________________. A.providing clothes for them B.offering food for them C.building new houses for them D.offering them shelters for the night 3.What is the final purpose of the education program? A.To tell the homeless people the ways to make money. B.To help the homeless people find the causes of their poverty. C.To encourage the homeless to work and rely on themselves. D.To teach the poor how to live a better life in the shelters. 4.What may be the best title for the text? A.Comfort in the Kennedy Shelter B.Ways to achieve success C.An Opportunity to Fight Homelessness D.An Organisation to End Homelessness
A new study by the British government has discovered the mental health of the country's teenage girls has become Worse. The survey, which included 30,000 14-year-old students in 2005 and 2014. showed 37 percent of girls with psychological stress, up from 34 percent in 2005. British boys' stress level as actually seen to fall over the same time period, from 17 percent to 15 percent. The report's authors pointed out the "advent of the social media age" could be a major contributing factor for increased stress among teenage British girls. "The adolescent years are a time of rapid physical, cognitive (认知的) and emotional development," Pam Ramsden, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, wrote in a recent blog post. "Teenagers interact with people in order to learn how to become competent (有能力的) adults. In the past, they would engage with parents, teachers and other adults in their community as well as extended family members and friends. Now we can also add social media to that list of social and emotional development." Throughout adolescence, girls and boys develop characteristics like confidence and self-control. Since teenage brains have not completely developed, teens don't have the cognitive awareness and impulse (冲动) control to keep from posting inappropriate content. Furthermore, this content can easily be spread far and wide with disastrous influences. Social media can also feed into girls' insecurities about their appearance, Ramsden said. These sites are often filled with images of people with body type unattainable to the normal person. However, these images and the messages tied to them gradually become societal standards. 1.The statistics in the second paragraph show that ______________. A.more and more children in Britain have mental health problems B.few girls in Britain suffered from psychological stress in 2005 C.more boys in Britain are suffering from mental pressure now D.more British girls feel psychologically stressed than boys do now 2.Contrary to traditional ways of interaction, social media ___________. A.helps teenagers develop qualities like confidence and self-control B.has many negative effects on girls' characteristic development C.makes teens aware of potential danger of the inappropriate content D.teaches girls to care about their appearance to meet societal standards 3.The underlined word "advent" in Paragraph 3 can be replaced by _________. A.arrival B.end C.disappearance D.invention
Singapore is planning to cut off web access for public servants as a defence against potential cyber attack-a move closely watched by critics who say it marks a retreat (倒退) for a technologically advanced city-state that has trademarked the term "smart nation". Some security experts say the policy, due to be in place by May, risks damaging productivity among civil servants and those working at more than four dozen statutory (法定的) boards, and cutting them off from the people they serve. It may only raise slightly the defensive walls against cyber attack. they say. Ben Desjardins. director of security solutions at network security firm Radware, called it "one of the more extreme measures I can recall by a large public organisation to fight cyber security risks". Stephen Dane, a Hong Kong-based managing director at networking company Cisco Systems, said it was "a most unusual situation" and Ramki Thurimella. chair of thecomputer science department at the University of Denver, called it both "unprecedented (前所未有的) "and "'a little excessive (过分的) ". One 23-year-old manager, who gave only her family name. Netagale, said blocking web access would only harm productivity and may not stop attacks. "Information may leak through other means, so blocking the Internet may not stop the unavoidable from happening." she said. But other cyber security companies said that with the kind of threats governments face today. Singapore had little choice but to restrict Internet access. FireEye, a cyber security company, found that organisations in south-east Asia were 80% more likely than the global average to be hit by an advanced cyber attack. Singapore officials said no particular attack led to the decision but noted a leakage of one ministry in 2015. David Koh, CEO of the newly formed Cyber Security Agency, said officials realized there was too much data to secure and the threat "is too real". 1.Singapore decides to cut off web access for public servants to _______________. A.match her trademark of "smart nation B.prevent potential cyber attack C.increase civil productivity D.raise wide awareness of cyber attack 2.The main idea of the third paragraph is people's ________________. A.agreement with the government plan B.support for the government plan C.arguments over the government plan D.suggestions on the government plan 3.What is the reason for Singapore government's decision? A.Cyber attack has severely damaged the technologically advanced city-state. B.More than 8O% of the state's websites are likely to be attacked. C.Many organizations have been attacked online globally. D.The Singapore government is facing threats of cyber attack. 4.According to what David Koh says, we can infer that ______________. A.all the Singapore government data is in danger of being attacked B.the Singapore government is always threatened by cyber attackers C.the Singapore government has been warned of the data security D.cyber attacks can happen any time and too much data needs protection
报据短文内容,从短文后的选顶中选出能填入空自处的最佳选项,选项中有两项为多余选顶。 Everyone makes mistakes.. Making a mistake at work, however, can be more serious. It may cause problems for your employer and even affect the company's bottom line Evil consequences will finally come down to you. Simply correcting your mistake and moving on may not be an option. When you make a mistake at work your career may depend on what you do next. Admit your mistake. Tell your boss about your mistake immediately. The only exception is if you make an insignificant error that will not affect anyone. Otherwise, don't try to hide your mistake.. Present your boss with a plan to fix your mistake. When you go to your boss to admit your mistake, you must have a plan for correcting it. Present your plan clearly. Tell your boss how long it will take to carry out your plan and if there are any costs involved. Don't blame anyone else for your mistake. .Encourage those who may share responsibility to follow your lead in admitting to your boss. . There's a big difference between admitting your mistake and beating yourself up about it. Take responsibility but don't blame yourself for making it, especially in public. Correct your mistake on your own time. If you have to spend extra hours at work to correct your mistake, don't expect to be paid for that time.. A. Apologize for your mistake but don't beat yourself up B. Usually you can correct your error or just forget about it and move on C. You can use your lunch hour or come into work early D. Pointing fingers won't help you if you make a mistake E. Strengthen your friendship with your boss F. You'll feel ashamed if your colleague takes the responsibility for you G. You will look terrible if someone else discovers it
I worked on boats for twenty five years. Now I am a docking pilot(码头领航员).My job is to 1 in the large luxury liners (轮船) and stay with them until they are 2 stopped in the harbour. Sometimes this requires two tugs (拖船),sometimes many more, 3 the tide and the weather. Most of you no 4 have seen these tugs pushing and pulling at the big liners. What they are doing doesn't seem to make much 5 ,as the minute the big boat is alongside the port, her heavy rope made fast, the job is 6 . I felt very 7 after I had docked several of the large liners. I realized I was in 8 of a great ship worth millions of dollars and the 9 were depending on me to bring her safely to the port. These tugs, whether one or ten, 10 about in accord with (与……一致) whistle signals I 11 them from the bridge of the big liner. These signals make up a language that is just as 12 as the spoken word, or even more so, 13 our docking signals are hardly misunderstood. The captain of each tug does his work according to the signals he 14 . He never asks questions. He takes 15 faithfully,and it 16 works out. Working around tugboats, where so much depends on 17 , has had its effect on what I believe. I believe that if I am to attain a 18 place in the world I must have the help of my fellow men just as the great transatlantic (远洋的) liners depend on the 19 of the little tugs to bring them safely to the 20 . 1.A.put B.push C.bring D.join 2.A.safely B.dangerously C.immediately D.illegally 3.A.adding to B.letting alone C.thinking of D.depending on 4.A.wonder B.doubt C.need D.exception 5.A.sense B.profit C.progress D.advance 6.A.prepared B.lost C.planned D.done 7.A.bored B.meaningless C.important D.tired 8.A.control B.praise C.defence D.place 9.A.clerks B.sportsmen C.readers D.owners 10.A.look B.move C.hear D.worry 11.A.write B.send C.mail D.bring 12.A.dependable B.incredible C.doubtful D.visible 13.A.though B.if C.while D.because 14.A.gives B.spreads C.receives D.Passes 15.A.nothing B.anything C.something D.everything 16.A.never B.ever C.always D.seldom 17.A.imagination B.creation C.teamwork D.performance 18.A.successful B.frustrating C.regretful D.embarrassing 19.A.prevention B.help C.objection D.delay 20.A.airport B.station C.port D.Stop
阅读下列短文,在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。 Located in the northwest of Hunan Province, about 300 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan. Zhangjiajie,covers a total area of 9,563 square kilometers, is a tourist city for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. Zhangjiajie(award) the title of "World Geological Park" in 2004.(actual), Zhangjiajie, honored as"the most fantastic mountain under heaven" and "a walking Chinese landscape painting", is also widely praised as "enlarged potted landscaping "a mini fairyland" and "a maze(迷宫) of nature", attracting a growing number of touristshome and abroad. Since it was discovered in the 1980s. tourism industry(become) the leading industry in Zhangjiajie, which has stimulated the development of other industries(relate) to tourism. At the same time, cco-tourism has been developed rapidly in Zhangjiajie. When you come to Zhangjiajie, you can fully appreciate(it) magnificent naturalscenery and experience appealing folk custom as well as other thrilling tourist(activity), and you will be deeply impressed byis performed by the minorities there. It must be an exciting, joyful and unforgettable tour to Zhangjiajie.
假定英语课上老师要求两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处语言错误,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:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(︿),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.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词: 2.只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。 The American TV show The Voice is one of my most favorite amusement shows. In one hand, I can listen to different styles of music. On the other hand, I can see the singers' stories, who are so inspiring. I was so impressed by a musical boy who was from the country. If he was very young, he loved to sing while doing the farm work. After work. he learned to play guitar. He liked living on the farm, for the life was simple. The boy brought his guitar to the stage, worn a fashionable hat which made him seem so mysteriously. When the boy sing a song with his guitar, all the judge were astonished by his talent. As a result, he won the game but finally became famous throughout the country.
假定你是李华.在一个英文网络论坛上,你看到一个名叫Mike的中学生发帖(post)寻求帮助。请根据帖子内容、写作要点和要求回帖。 Hi, everyone, I'm 18 years old and I'm going to a university in Beijing this autumn. My parents insist on going with me to help me with my daily life. But I think I can manage it all by myself. How can I make them change their ideas? 写作要点: 1. 告诉Mike要理解父母亲; 2. 给Mike提出解决问题的具体建议。 注意: 1.词数100左右(不含已写好的部分); 2.可以适当增加细节.以使行文连贯。 Hi. Mike, As a student of your age, I understand your situation. _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________