Where is the man going first ?

A. To a post office B. To a library C. To a store

 

What is the man’s hobby ?

A. Playing computer games

B. Climbing mountains

C. Collecting coins

 

What does the man ask the woman to get for him ?

A. Some books B. Some pencils C. Some envelops

 

假定你是李华,你的加拿大朋友Michael想学习汉语,你推荐他去孔子学院(Confucius Institute),请给他写封邮件,内容包括:

1.推荐理由;

2.相关课程:中国历史,传统文化等。

注意:1.词数100左右;

2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

3.开头和结尾已给出,但不计入总词数。

Dear Michael,

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Yours,

Li Hua

 

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:在错的词下画一横线,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。

We are going to have a Chinese lesson in the school book bar next week. Considered we students are now busy preparing for it, I suggest to reading some articles about Tang Dynasty in advance. The mainly aim of our lesson is to learn the poetry of Tang Dynasty. That is universally acknowledged that the poetry of Tang Dynasty is one of the solid foundation of our culture. A number of talented poets showed their views the society. They also expressed their appreciation of the beautiful of our motherland. Through the lesson, we can broaden our horizons but have a better knowledge of our colorful culture. Knowing the history of Tang Dynasty are beneficial to all of us. If you have time, welcome to our book bar that we will have the Chinese lesson.

 

阅读下面材料,在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。

Children should avoid screen time for at least an hour before bedtime and parents should lead by example, according 1. newly published guidelines. In UK, a top college has published guidance 2. (design) to help parents manage their children’s screen time. 3. (follow) a major review, they acknowledge that high levels of screen time are linked to a 4. (little) healthy diet, poorer mental health and an inactive lifestyle.

Dr. Max Davie, 5. health officer, said that children learn from examples rather than instructions. He said, “It’s very difficult 6. (give) strict limits on your children’s screen use if you are constantly on screens 7. (you). Parents need to get control of their own screen time if they are going to get control of the family’s screen time. It’s much more practical if you practise 8. you require.”

They suggested that parents 9. (control) screen time based on the child’s developmental age, the individual need and value the family place on positive 10. (active) such as socializing, bodybuilding and sleep.

 

??? Nancy and her husband were overnight in Atlanta as they waited to connect with a flight to South Africa. They are going there to meet her ______ and have a nice three-week vacation.

Unluckily, their luggage had already been ______. So they were wondering if they should get on that _______to South Africa. But their friends had put on a lot of efforts ______ their trip in South Africa including ______ for trips they would go on. So, Nancy ended up deciding to go without their ______ and hope for the best.

They were about to ______ in the hotel when the telephone rang. But it was not about their luggage. It was Nancy’s son ______ her that her 87-year-old mother was ______. She was in hospital. Her son said she’d better ______ immediately. But Nancy was ______. They had been planning this trip for a long time but she wanted to ______ her mother too. Nancy wished she could talk to someone that can give her some ______ advice. When her husband went to sleep, she lay awake wrestling with her ______. Suddenly, she heard her mother’s voice, “Go. ______ your trip!” Nancy wondered if she had ______ it. Nancy felt as if her mother were there with her. The voice and message were so ______ and strong.

The next morning, Nancy’s husband asked what she decided. Before she could ______, there came a telephone ring. It was Nancy’s sister. She told Nancy she would take good care of their mother. Meanwhile, their luggage has been eventually ______.

Deeply touched, Nancy felt extremely fortunate living in such a harmonious family. Nancy and her husband headed for South Africa with ______ in time.

1.A. mother B. friends C. son D. relatives

2.A. delivered B. checked C. lost D. weighed

3.A. ship B. coach C. train D. flight

4.A. planning B. changing C. delaying D. canceling

5.A. regulation B. trouble C. reservations D. excitement

6.A. passports B. luggage C. cellphones D. wallet

7.A. sleep B. wander C. instruct D. work

8.A. warning B. declaring C. predicting D. informing

9.A. nervous B. sick C. exhausted D. delighted

10.A. return B. respond C. escape D. mourn

11.A. calm B. torn C. relaxed D. encouraged

12.A. take in B. look for C. attend to D. leave alone

13.A. unreasonable B. selfish C. dishonest D. practical

14.A. decision B. imagination C. disease D. promise

15.A. Forget B. Abandon C. Record D. Enjoy

16.A. rewarded B. claimed C. imagined D. expressed

17.A. clear B. strange C. illegal D. rare

18.A. repeat B. reply C. regret D. request

19.A. signed B. wrapped C. opened D. found

20.A. disappointment B. embarrassment C. relief D. anxiety

 

??? A local high school teacher got a call from a mother protesting the “C” her son received on a paper. “The mother argued every point in the paper,” recalled the teacher, soon realizing why the mother was extremely disappointed about the grade. It could be judged by her loud voice.

1.. 95% of teachers agreed that involving parents in their children’s education is a significance. Only 12% described their experience working with parents as “satisfying” in the survey. 77% of new teachers said too many parents treat schools and teachers as sort of enemies.

At an age when competition is fierce, WeChat and e-mail speed up the information flow and all kinds of private opinions and public quarrels slip into the parent-teacher meeting. The relation between parents and teachers becomes really tough. 2..

Everyone believes the parent-teacher meeting should be a pleasant, polite and cooperative dialogue where parents and teachers build partnership. 3. , especially head teachers.

When a teacher asks parents to be partners, they need more cooperation. 4.. They mean what happens at home matters much more. There are four main areas where parents should take part in: home discussion, home supervision (监督), school communication, and school participation. 5.. Smart parents may have more discussion with their children at home.

A. But most teachers feel worried and panicked

B. The mother overcame the screen time problem on her own

C. That is why students lose control of themselves when using WeChat

D. The International Education conducted a professional survey in 2018

E. Among them home discussion is the most related to school achievement

F. The teachers don’t mean the parents should be staying in the schoolrooms

G. And it makes it harder for both sides to breathe deeply and look at the goals they share

 

??? For centuries, people have tried to invent a perfect universal written language and Chinese has actually been considered before. Francis Bacon used to assume that a language like Chinese and its writing system would have qualified. Chinese doesn’t use an alphabet based on sounds, but symbols indicating meaning.

Chinese character has its special relationship between the sign and what it symbolized. Each character represents a word or a concept and you pile them up together like Lego bricks, children’s plastic building toys, to build more words. Some of them also look like what they represent. For example, a mountain may look just like a mountain with a peak in the middle. And fire resembles some blazing (燃烧的) logs. When you put them together and you get volcano. Isn’t that amazing?

While some of them look like what they represent, most of them really don’t. In fact, some of them are incredibly complicated. For instance, “Biang” is the name of a kind of noodle, which has 57 strokes (笔画). It is very hard for people to pronounce or recognize this character, let alone writing it out correctly. Chinese is so complicated that since the 1950s, a simplified system of characters has been used in mainland China. But there is a problem. Chinese characters often represent whole works, and there are a lot of them. In the Chinese dictionary there are around sixty four thousand characters.

So Chinese characters might not become a universal writing system soon. The trouble is not just inventing one, but getting people to use it. It wouldn’t be easy for the whole world to agree on the same set of meanings. After all, language needs a cultural context. You cannot really just use a universal language as you like.

1.What can we learn from Francis Bacon?

A. He believed that Chinese writing system was perfect.

B. He managed to invent a universal written language.

C. He recommended Chinese to use alphabets based on sounds.

D. He thought written Chinese language could be used globally.

2.How does the author explain the characteristic of Chinese character?

A. By analyzing structures of toys. B. By comparing concepts.

C. By giving examples. D. By collecting data.

3.Why do Chinese people use a simplified system of Chinese characters?

A. It is hard to pronounce Chinese characters.

B. It is difficult to recognize or write Chinese characters.

C. It is fashionable to use simplified Chinese characters.

D. It is complicated to look up Chinese characters in the dictionaries.

4.What is the passage mainly about?

A. How to write simplified Chinese characters.

B. Why people need a universal written language.

C. Chinese is a perfect universal written language.

D. Whether Chinese are suitable to be a world language.

 

??? Plants on Earth have grown for hundreds of millions of years, yet President Donald Trump’s pick to lead his new climate team insists that they need more carbon dioxide (CO2) to boom.

Princeton physicist and carbon dioxide-advocate William Happer has been selected to head the brand new Presidential Committee on Climate Security. The atomic scientist, who achieved recognition for his work on atomic collisions (原子碰撞), not climate science, declared that the planet’s atmosphere needs significantly more CO2, which is reported to speed up climate change. Happer said plants use CO2 to live and more CO2 is actually a benefit to the Earth. He also stressed that Earth is experiencing a “CO2 starvation”, and concludes that “If plants could vote, they would vote for coal.”

Earth and plant scientists, however, find Happer’s insistence that the plant kingdom would benefit from increased CO2 wrong-headed and it lacks evidence. For example, Earth’s CO2 levels have increased sharply in the last century, and are now at their highest levels in at least 800,000 years—though other measurements show CO2 levels are higher than they’ve been in 15 million years. “The idea that increased CO2 is universally beneficial ‘to plants’ is very misguided,” Jill Anderson, an evolutionary ecologist specializing in plant populations, said in an interview. Data shows the evolution of global average temperature and CO2 concentration from 1850 to 2019. Though 2019 is a bit cooler than recent years, it still is one of the warmest years ever and lies close to the trend line of global warming.

Both independent academic organizations and government agencies around different parts of the world concluded more CO2 will bring many negative impacts to plant environments. And they added that “If someone is going to claim it is good, it’s necessary for them to show evidence.”

1.Why does Happer think plants need more CO2?

A. Plants vote for more CO2. B. CO2 speeds up climate change.

C. Plants need more CO2 to live. D. CO2 is actually a benefit to the Earth.

2.What can be inferred from paragraph 3?

A. 2019 is a bit warmer than recent years.

B. CO2 levels must be the highest in history.

C. The plant kingdom must benefit from increased CO2.

D. There are adequate evidence to support Happer’s insistence.

3.What does the underlined word “it” in the last paragraph probably refer to?

A. More CO2. B. The plant.

C. The world. D. The US government.

4.The author’s attitude in writing this passage can be described as ________.

A. critical B. objective

C. positive D. negative

 

??? It’s not common that a grandmother aged 89 is crowned Queen of Icebergs in north America, but when it does happen it’s quite the sight.

On a recent trip to Iceland, Judith Streng became that grandma after her son attempted to take a photograph of her sitting on an ice structure that looks like a throne (宝座) at Diamond Beach in Jokul. Shortly after Streng sat down to pose, the piece of ice broke off and floated into the water.

“I thought it was safe. One girl had been on it and then two girls at the same time, and it was very secure with them. When I got on it, it started to shake and a wave was coming in. A very large wave came in and made the throne kind of shake, and I could tell that I was slipping off,” Streng told ABC News.

Streng’s story went hot after her 24-year-old granddaughter Catherine tweeted a text message exchange she had with her father about the incident. “My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today!”

Catherine, who teaches English in Seoul, South Korea, explained via Twitter that her father described the scene vividly. He has a PhD in English, and described the event in the following words, “She climbed to the throne after a wave had pulled back and left it briefly exposed on the beach. Then a wave washed in and removed the ice throne, rocking it from side to side. When the wave left, it lifted the throne and carried her out into the sea with the tide.”

Luckily for the Streng family, Randy, a licensed boat captain from Florida with knowledge of water rescue strategies witnessed the whole thing, and was able to save the day.

1.Where was the grandma when her son was taking a picture for her?

A. On a crown. B. In an iceboat.

C. At a throne beach. D. On an iceberg.

2.How did Catherine spread this accident?

A. By drawing a vivid picture.

B. By exchanging tweeter account.

C. By talking with her father in Seoul.

D. By posting the text message exchange with her father.

3.Who saved the grandmother?

A. Catherine. B. Streng.

C. Randy. D. Judith.

4.What can be a suitable title for the text?

A. Taking Pictures Must be Very Dangerous

B. A Grandma Floated out to the Sea on an Iceberg

C. An Optimistic Family Who Love Iceberg

D. The Licensed Boat Captain Went Hot Slowly

 

??? Do you want to read some new books? Here are a few of Bill Gates’ favorites in 2018.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Price: $20.2

The author, who is a really strong thinker, makes it clear that big problems are not solvable by a single country. He finds that human mind wants to worry about the dilemmas we face today. The book is a better framework for all the problems that people are worrying about.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Price: $18.5

When you meditate, they sometimes say you should empty your mind, but that really never happens. So the author’s analogy (比喻) is ideas that are like clouds coming across your head. You should just push away gently. If the book can get people doing 10 minutes daily meditation, that is fantastic for relaxing your mind.

Army of None

Author: Paul Scharre

Price: $46.1

It is about what armies are going to look like in the future. Should a drone (无人机) be able to go out and find enemies and attack them? Should the software be letting the humans make the decisions or not? The author is warning that we need to hold back and not go all the way to robotic warfare. The author thinks we should not give up human involvement in these weapons.

Bad Blood

Author: John Carreyrou

Price: $43.4

It is a story of secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley start-up. Theranos, the founders were doing diagnostics (诊断) that can be very cheap, not need as much blood, read out even your DNA. But when it all was revealed, they really didn’t have what they were talking about. In fact, they had been giving patients diagnoses, which were actually dangerous because they were so wrong. It is a thriller with a tragic ending.

1.Which book is suitable for a person who wants to find a way to get relaxed?

A. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. B. Meditation and Mindfulness.

C. Army of None. D. Bad Blood.

2.Who wrote a thriller in 2018?

A. Yuval Noah Harari. B. Andy Puddicombe.

C. Paul Scharre. D. John Carreyrou.

3.How much will you pay for Army of None?

A. $20.2. B. $18.5.

C. $46.1. D. $43.4.

 

假如你是李华。最近,美国笔友Peter 发来电子邮件,说他在汉语学习中遇到了困难,感到非常着急。请根据下面的写作提纲给他回复一封电子邮件。

内容包括:

1) 同情他的处境?? 2)? 给他提出几点建议??? 3) 希望他情况好转。

注意:

1.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯

2.词数100左右。

3.开头和结尾已给出,不计入总词数

Dear Peter,

Learning that you are having a hard time learning Chinese, I’m writing...

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sincerely yours,

Li Hua

 

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。

Last week I got the first prize in the English Speech Contest hold in our school, that made me very excited. I used to be too shy not to speak English in public. It was Susan who asks me to practice several times in her office and corrected my pronunciation and intonation. Besides, she encouraged me be confident and brave whether I wanted to show my talent before others. I followed her advices. That was why I won the first prize. I am deep moved by what he has done for me. I owe her a thousand thanks with her kindness.

 

阅读下面短文,在空白处填入1个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。

Chinese proverbs are rich and they are still widely used 1. Chinese people's daily life. Behind these proverbs, there are often interesting 2. (story). For example, the proverb "plucking up a crop to help it grow" is 3. (base) on the following story.

It is said 4.a short-tempered man in the state of Song was very anxious 5. (help) his rice crops grow up quickly. He was thinking about it day and night. But the crops were growing much slower than he expected.

One day, he came up with an idea that he would pluck up all of 6. (he) crops a few inches. He did so the next day.

He was very tired after finishing doing this for a whole day, 7. he felt very happy since the crops did "grow"8. (high).

His son heard about this and went to see the crops.9. (unfortunate), the leaves of the crops began to wither (枯萎).

This proverb tells us that we should let things go in their natural course. Being anxious to help an event develop often 10. (result) in the contrary to our intention.

 

??? Not long before, my daughter's shoes were scratched (划破) with a knife. She burst into tears. I took them to the shoemaker's.

The young apprentice(学徒) glanced at the ______ and said, "Nothing I can do except ______ the upper.” His master looked at them and said, “If you ______ me, I will add more scratches on both the shoes."

I was ______ and asked why.

He explained, “As if the opening were made ______ for a special style."

I didn't fully understand him, ______ I decided to leave the shoes.

Two days later I dropped by from work to ______ the shoes. I found more scratches on each shoe; all the openings were patched (缝补)by soft red leather; the stitches (针脚) were twisted with the appearance looking more ______ and interesting than ever. I couldn't help praising the master's ______.

Another time, my sister's blouse was torn, leaving a large opening. My wife checked it? ____? , and then said, "Let me take it home and ______ it."

Three days later, seeing it again, I was greatly ______: all the torn parts took on a look of ice crystal (水晶); attached to it was a snowman made of flowery rags. I sighed with ______, "It's amazing!"

"I was ______ by that shoemaker. Patches are considered to be ______, but a skillful craftsman (工匠) can make it take on a kind of ______.”replied my wife.

Her words inspired(启发) me more: perfection is impossible to achieve in ______; patches appear in the ______ of injury, disability or disease. Since you can't change the existence of wound, you should not ______ people's sympathy(同情)by disclosing the wound, which is meaningless.? Just sew()the ______ by patches and produce a most beautiful flower on it, and that is the significance of life.

1.A. scar B. opening C. hole D. mark

2.A. replace B. remove C. throw D. tear

3.A. tell B. show C. agree D. trust

4.A. delighted B. confused C. excited D. astonished

5.A. on purpose B. by chance C. in particular D. in turn

6.A. so B. and C. as D. but

7.A. bring B. collect C. see D. return

8.A. successful B. skillful C. attractive D. positive

9.A. skill B. drill C. performance D. strength

10.A. anxiously B. suddenly C. carefully D. delightedly

11.A. wash B. iron C. save D. mend

12.A. puzzled B. disappointed C. surprised D. touched

13.A. anger B. regret C. praise D. care

14.A. encouraged B. inspired C. moved D. attracted

15.A. common B. beautiful C. ugly D. rare

16.A. difference B. perfection C. newness D. change

17.A. future B. mind C. life D. place

18.A. form B. name C. shape D. need

19.A. treat B. accept C. ignore D. expect

20.A. wound B. pain C. injury D. disability

 

How to Fight Laziness?

Lazy people will never gain anything in life. However, laziness can be defeated once a few changes have been made in your mind.1.. Many people lack sleep constantly, since they stay up too late and get up too early to prepare for work. These people have little motivation(动力) once they arrive home. Laziness works hand in hand with a lack of motivation and a tendency(趋势) to put off things. By adjusting your sleep schedule to provide a few more hours of meaningful rest, you can fight laziness throughout the day.

Another way to fight laziness is to change your mind from passive to active. Some people treat their lives as if they were pushed from task to task. Others take a more positive approach, viewing each task as a challenge they must overcome alone.2..

Some people fight laziness by removing the temptations(诱惑) that surround them. A television in the living room may provide entertainment, but watching too much TV often contributes to laziness.3.. Complete a few tasks and reward(回报)yourself with what you enjoy, such as a good dinner or a film.

Laziness can also be a lasting problem at home. Couples and children may all have different energy levels, but laziness can be spread if not dealt with immediately. 4.. Be the first to collect and wash dishes after a meal. Others at home may finally follow your example and perform their own tasks. It is difficult to practice laziness when you are surrounded by motivated people.

5.. Enough exercise and a balanced diet can help you to develop a healthy lifestyle, thus enabling you to have more energy and help lift your spirits.

A. Knowing how to fight laziness is important.

B. One way to fight laziness is to get enough sleep.

C. Laziness sets in when you no longer feel in charge of your own life.

D. To fight family laziness, set an example.

E. With strong determination, you will be able to achieve your goal.

F. Create a reward system for yourself, just as parents do for a child.

G. Finally, taking exercise regularly can help you fight laziness.

 

??? How's your happiness quotient (指数) ? Science tells us that if you want to increase your "happiness quotient" every day, it's important to take time and accept the present blessings (恩赐) in your life.

I wanted to share a moment of feeling about some of my blessings and what's in my life to be grateful for as Thanksgiving approaches.

One of our family traditions at our Thanksgiving meal is to go around the table and to let each one share something we're especially thankful for.

I'm going to recite lots of things, including that I'm grateful for my health, my loving husband, and the wonderful relationship we share. My husband joins me for 3-mile walk to start our day. The exercise habit keeps our moods in check and the ups and downs of life easier to manage. We talk as we walk, sharing ideas, worries and good feelings too. Sometimes we argue a little until we figure out what to do. We always come up with something. What a blessing that is!

It is so much to be grateful for. I feel I am the luckiest woman alive. It's my wish for you that you'll be able to spot something in your life. I hope yet you will savor (体味) and appreciate it.

Many of us spend the holiday with our aging parents or other loved ones. In my work at AgthgParents. com, we just reminded everyone that you never know if there will be another Thanksgiving with these loved ones. We can't take the day for granted. Just be in the moment. We suggest that you verbally give thanks to your parents, no matter what conditions your aging parents may be in now. Do what you can to be tuned in to what you need as well as what your family needs.

1.What’s the best title for the text?

A. Why I'm so lucky? B. How I spend my Thanksgiving Day?

C. How to increase happiness quotient? D. What is happiness quotient?

2.The underlined word "spot" in Paragraph 5 can be replaced by "__________".

A. create B. discover C. do D. affect

3.From the author's experiences we can infer that __________.

A. she lives a happy life B. she should thank everyone

C. she had an unfortunate life D. she likes staying with the old

 

??? How often do you exercise? A new study found that most kids aged 12 to 15 weren't getting enough physical activity. The results were based on about 800 kids. As part of the study, the kids tracked and reported on their own activity levels, and took physical exams.

U. S. fitness guidelines suggest an hour or more of physical activity every day. According to the study, only 1in 4 U.S. kids get enough physical activity.

"It's certainly worrying to see that our kids have such a limited amount of physical activity each day,” said Dr. Stephen Pont. He is an expert on children's health.

Few kids in the study met the guidelines on physical activity that raises the heart rate and makes people breathe harder. Overall, about 25% said they got an hour of that kind of exercise every day. Kids also reported on which activities they did most often outside of school gym class--basketball for boys and running for girls.

The study found that fat teenagers were less active than normal-weight girls and boys. Fat girls were slightly less active than normal-weight girls, but levels were similar among overweight and normal-weight boys. The study also said that the percent of fat children aged 2 to 19 was 17%, or about 12.5 million kids.

"There's always room for improvement," said Tala Fakhouri, who was the leader of the study. She also said the results provide useful information to help with fitness campaigns such as Let's Move, which was initiated by Michelle Obama in 2010. To inspire kids to eat right and get in shape, Michelle visits schools and holds exercise events. She also calls on schools to offer regular gym classes.

The study also found kids who get physical education at school may get better grades.

1.What is the result of the new study?

A. 800 kids don't get enough physical activity.

B. Most U.S. kids don't get enough exercise.

C. Kids should get physical activity every day.

D. It's important to take physical exams.

2.Which of the following sports do girls like best?

A. Swimming. B. Basketball. C. Running. D. Gym.

3.What's the purpose of the campaign Let's Move?

A. To help kids to keep fit. B. To provide useful information.

C. To offer regular gym classes. D. To hold exercise events.

4.According to the study children with enough exercise may__________.

A. be less active than fat children B. be more willing to help others

C. do better in their studies D. try their best to get in shape

 

??? The British are known for their sense of humour. However, it is often difficult for foreigners to understand their jokes. The main point to remember is that the British often use understatement.

Understatement means saying less than you think or feel. For example, if someone gets very wet in a shower of rain, he might say, "It's a little damp(潮湿的)outside.”Or, if someone is very impolite and shouts at another person, someone else might say, "She isn't exactly friendly." Understatement is often used in unpleasant situation or to make another person look silly. Understatement plays an important part in British humour.

Another key to understanding British humour is that the British like to make fun of themselves as well as others. They often laugh about the silly and unpleasant things that happen to our everyday life when someone accidentally falls over in the street. They also like to make jokes about people from different classes of society. They like to make jokes about their accents, the way they dress and the way they behave. What's more, the British love to watch comedies about people who do not know how to behave in society. The comedy series Mr. Bean is a good example of this kind of humour. Mr. Bean is the character created by British actor Rowan Atkinson in 1990.

Mr. Bean doesn't talk often, and instead he uses his body movements and facial expressions to make people laugh. Perhaps what makes Mr. Bean so funny is that he does things that adults in the real world cannot do. Mr. Bean is popular in many countries around the world because you do not have to speak English to understand the humour. Because of this, many people have become familiar with the British sense of humour.

1.Why is it difficult for foreigners to understand British jokes?

A. The British often enlarge the fact.

B. British jokes are connected with many different cultures.

C. The British try to make out that something is less important than it is.

D. British jokes are not as funny as jokes in other countries.

2.The author explains understatement by__________.

A. using examples B. making comparisons

C. following time order D. describing a process

3.Mr. Bean makes people laugh by__________.

A. telling funny stories B. making jokes about others' accents

C. copying how others behave D. using his body movements and facial expressions

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

A. British Humour in Comedy B. Humour in Different Cultures

C. Developing Your Sense of Humour D. Understanding British Humour

 

Visit Chicago Children's Museum

In brief:

This museum offers plenty of fun hands-on activities for kids. However, this is one of the few Chicago museums not "fun for the whole family" as adults and older kids will be bored to tears.

Address: 700 East Grand Ave. (Navy Pier), Chicago

Phone: 312- 527-1000

Public transportation:

CTA bus lines # 29 (State Street ), #65 (Grand Avenue), and # 66( Chicago Avenue) all serve Navy Pier.

Parking fees:

· Monday through Thursday:? $ 20

· Friday through Sunday: $ 24

· Holidays:? $ 24

Opening hours:

· Weekdays: 10 am- 5 pm

· Weekends: 10 am- 8 pm

Entrance fees:

·Adults: $12

·Children: $12

·Seniors (65+): $11

·Children (under 5): free

Activities:

Located at one of Chicago's top tourist attractions, Navy Pier, the museum offers three floors of activities for kids, including:

·Play It Safe--all about home safety

·Inventing Lab--provides parts and instructions for creating things

·Kids Town--a playroom? recreating a Chicago neighborhood where kids can pretend to do things like shopping for groceries and driving a CTA bus

·Climbing Schooner--a three-floor climbing building

·My Museum--kids get to create various pieces of art that are "all about me"

·Skyline--kids learn about skyscrapers and design their own buildings

·Tree House Trails--a play area designed like a forest

·Waterways--water activities showing how pumps and dams work

1.How much will John (10), his parents (40) and sister (6) pay if they drive to the museum at 2 pm on Monday?

A. $ 36. B. $48. C. $ 56. D. $ 68.

2.Kids who are fond of creating works of art should choose __________.

A. Play It Safe B. Inventing Lab C. My Museum D. Skyline

3.If you go to Kids Town, you can __________.

A. go on a short trip to a forest B. buy some gifts for your friends

C. know more about pumps and dams D. experience Chicago neighborhood life

4.What can we know about Chicago Children's Museum?

A. It is a three-floor building.

B. It is not fit for adults or older kids.

C. It is the most popular museum in Chicago.

D. It is one of Chicago's top tourist attractions.

 

听下面一段独白,回答以下小题。

1.What was the speaker like five years ago?

A. He didn’t like talking too much. B. He spent much time outside.

C. He rarely watched TV.

2.What made the speaker start exercising?

A. His terrible shape. B. His friend’s encouragement.

C. His poor health.

3.What did the speaker start doing a year and a half ago?

A. Swimming. B. Playing tennis. C. Climbing mountains.

4.What do we know about the speaker?

A. He is still out of shape. B. He has bad habits. C. He has changed a lot.

 

听下面一段较长对话,回答以下小题。

1.What does the man want to do?

A. Have a rest for a while. B. Book a room for two nights.

C. Have a seat in the hall.

2.What is happening while the two speakers are talking?

A. A man is checking out of the hotel. B. The porter is bringing in the man’s luggage.

C. The woman is helping at the check-out desk.

3.Which telephone can the man use?

A. The phone in the hall. B. The phone at the business center.

C. The phone on the woman’s desk.

4.What service does the man ask about at the end?

A. Free breakfast. B. Wake-up service. C. Do not disturb.

 

听下面一段较长对话,回答以下小题。

1.When did the man live in the city?

A. Five years ago. B. Three years ago. C. Two years ago.

2.Why did the man go to the countryside?

A. He was always looking forward to the life there.

B. He failed in looking for a job in the city.

C. His company moved there.

3.How does the man feel about his present life?

A. Boring. B. Disappointing. C. Satisfying.

 

听下面一段较长对话,回答以下小题。

1.What has the boy been engaged in?

A. Preparing for exams. B. Writing an article. C. Preparing a report.

2.What will the boy do this evening?

A. Go to a party. B. Go on working. C. Watch a film.

 

听下面一段较长对话,回答以下小题。

1.What does the woman ask the man to do?

A. Find a place of interest to travel. B. Think of a subject for her writing.

C. Introduce a book by Eric Hansen.

2.Why is the man unwilling to help the woman at first?

A. He knows little about her interest. B. He’s not interested in the book.

C. He has his own work to do.

 

What happened to the woman?

A. She was ill. B. She failed a test. C. She lost her job.

 

When does the regular train usually leave for London?

A. At 5:15 pm. B. At 4:50 pm. C. At 2:30 pm.

 

What does the woman say about Professor Johnson?

A. His lectures are humorous. B. He is quiet. C. He is not strict.

 

Where does the conversation take place?

A. In a bookshop. B. In a bank. C. On a street.

 

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