第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节，满分40分)
If you’re on the hunt for something new and interesting to read, you have plenty of places to go. This week, we’re looking at four of the best book recommendation sites, services, or groups, based on your nominations(提名).
GoodReads is more than just a book recommendation site, although it excels at helping you find new books to read based on the ones you enjoy. You can build a virtual “shelf” of boo own or have already read, share your progress with the boo’re currently reading, rate the boo’ve read, leave reviews, and connect with other readers.
While BookBub isn’t strictly a book recommendation service, it does bring you super-low-cost books based on your interests every day. The service is free, and when you sign up, you tell BookBub what kinds of boo like to read. From there, you’ll get an email from BookBub every day with book deals for that day. When we say “deal,” we mean it—many of BookBub’s titles are free entirely, $0.99, or just a couple of bucks.
LibraryThing has been around for a long time and is still a great user-powered book ratings, review, and recommendation site. The service calls itself the world’s largest boob, and that’s a lot like the overall feel. Once you sign up, you’ll be encouraged to start adding boo’ve read and leave reviews for them. Behind its book ratings and reviews though, LibraryThing is a powerful tool to catalog and organize your entire book collection.
If you’re not interested in registering for accounts, adding your own books, or any of that hassle(麻烦), Olmenta can suggest some solid titles to you based on general popularity and the citation of the people behind the site. It’s a simple list of book covers that the service thin should read, and a few genres you can click on if you’re looking for something specific, lisiness, fiction, children’s, theatre, poetry, or nonfiction, among others.
21. Which of the following two book recommendation sites as to rate and leave reviews?
A. Goodreads and BookBub B. BookBub and LibraryThing
C. LibraryThing and Olmenta D. Goodreads and LibraryThing
22. Which book recommendation site can help you get super-low-cost books?
A. GoodReads B. BookBub C. LibraryThing D. Olmenta
23. If you turn to Olmenta, you __________________.
A. need to pay more B. need to add your own book
C. don’t need to sign up D. don’t need to look for something specific
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” ---- Lowell Lundstrum
Two years ago, I was a freshman at UC Berkeley. I was only 16 and couldn’t believe I was in college. I told myself that I wanted to one day travel the world, but then it was only a “dream”. Two years later, that dream is coming true. I am 18 years, going into my third year at Berkeley, and in six days I will be making my first international trip to the UK. Crazy! I can’t believe how fast the time has flown. My “young” age has always been a big factor in doing a lot of things but I have managed to overcome the age barrier and I won’t let it stop me from accomplishing my goals in life. You can never be too young to live your life to its fullest.
I’m leaving on July 20th, and will return in January. Most of my time will be spent studying at my exchange university in Manchester, but I plan on visiting all of London, a lot of cities within the Uch as Wales, Oxford, Kent, Cambridge along with as many countries as possible in Europe. Currently on my list is Norway, Sweden, France, Italy and Spain. The list will get longer once I get there, I’m sure! Till then, I’m packing, packing, packing and also saying my goodbyes (one of the hardest things to do). This last week is going to be a very emotional week for me but I will use the love of my family and friends to carry me through. I feel like it hasn’t fully sunk in that I won’t be seeing the people I love every day, or that I will be starting over in a strange land. But somewhere deep inside me, I know that everything is going to be okay. I hope to be sharing my experiences along the way through this journal and hope to keep in touch as much as I can. Ahhhh! Can’t believe it’s almost here!
24. The author will go to UK as a(n) .
A. tourist B. worker C. exchange student D. freshman
25. What’s the influence of the “young” age on the author in doing a lot of things?
A. It has always been a barrier.
B. It has made no difference to the author.
C. It has kept him from accomplishing his goals in life.
D. It has been a big factor helping him doing things better.
26. Which of the following best describe the author’s feelings before leaving for Berkeley?
A. worried and discouraged B. excited and concerned
C. happy and thrilled D. anxious and sad
27. The passage is probably taken from .
A. a speech B. a conversation C. a journal D. a novel
Despite the central role food plays in all of our lives, we let a great deal of it go to waste. About one-third of all food produced in the world goes uneaten each year―a fact that harms our climate, costs the global economy billions of dollars and strains natural resources like water and land. Given the enormous impacts, it’s clear why the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals issued Target 12.3’s call to halve food waste and redu