1. When will the two speakers meet?
A. At 5:50 B. At 6:10 C.At 6:30
2. What is the woman doing?
A. Waiting for a bus B. Driving a car. C. Riding a bike
3. How much does a ticket cost online?
A. 5 dollars. B. 10 dollars C. 20 dollars
4. What color is the girl's schoolbag?
A Red B Blue C. Brown
5. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In a food shop B. At the mans house C, In a restaurant
6. How did the woman find her holiday?
A. Nice B. Just so-so C, Boring.
7. Where did Kate go?
A. To Swiss B. To Italy. C. To China.
8. Why did Susan go to the grocery?
A. To pick up the cake B. To invite her friends. C. To buy some drinks
9. What will the children do in the afternoon?
A Help set the table. B. Have a party C. Prepare for the dinner.
10. What is Emma's new job?
A. A boss B A lawyer. C. A spokeswoman
11. Where did Emma get to know about the job offer?
A From a newspaper, B. At a party in her home. C In the United Union
12. Who does the United Union usually employ to get their message across?
A Famous people B. Good footballers. C. Popular hosts
13. what's the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Teacher and student. B Guide and visitor. C Host and guest
Some scientists win the Nobel Prize for their work. Other scientists win the "Ig Nobel" Prize, which honors real science that is so strange. We want to make people laugh and then think, "says Ig Nobel founder Mare Abrahams. He and his colleagues pick 10 of the worlds strangest scientific studies on subjects like Physics, Biology, Medicine, and so on. to honor each year. Here are two of the strangest Ig Nobel winners since the prize was founded 26 years ago：
No-blink photos, almost guaranteed.
Why is someone always blinking(4)in your photo? Science says: because you don’t tagh pictures
Winner, 2006 Mathematics Ig Nobel:
An Australian photographer wondered how many group shots she should take to be pretty sure no one was blinking. She found out you need to divide the number of people by 2 to figure it out. Twelve people? Take at least six photos, But with groups over 50, someone will always be caught blinking no matter how many photos you take.
The five-second rule is true -sometimes.
Have you ever dropped food on the floor, said, "five-second rule!" then picp and eaten it? The idea is that bacteria won't stic picp quickly.
Winner 2005 Public Health Ig Nobel
Jillian Clark was still in high school when she did her winning research on the five-second rule, She dropped foods on the floor and then studied the bacteria they picp in five seconds. Her discovery? If the floor is clean, the food is safe to eat. But how clean is your floor? You need a powerful electron microscope to know for sure..
1. Why was the "Ig Nobel" Prize founded?
A. To promote laughter and thought. B. To honor strange scientists.
C. To help people win the Nobel Prize D. To make people fight for honors.
2. How many shots should you take to ensure a no-blink photo for a group of 32 people?
A. 2 B. 6.
C. 12 D. 16
3. Which subject was Jillian Clark's research about?
A. Mathematics B. Public Health
C. Biology. D. Physics
【答案】1. A 2. D 3. B
推理判断题。根据第一段的第二句“Other scientists win the "Ig Nobel" Prize, which honors real science that is so strange. We want to make people laugh and then think”可知，这个搞笑的诺贝尔奖的目的就是让你笑和思考。分析选项可知A项符合题意。
推理判断题。根据第5段中的“She found out you need to divide the number of people by 2 to figure it out. Twelve people? Take at least six photos,”可知，必须把拍照的一组人数除以2就可以得出拍照的次数。因此，组32人的至少要拍16次。分析选项可知D项正确 。
推理判断题。根据第二个奖“Winner 2005 Public Health Ig Nobel”奖的获得者是Jillian Clar 可知，她的研究是关于公众健康的（Public Health）故选B项。
This is a big week for Maya Van Wagenen. Her very first boolar, her 8th grade diary, hit shelves across the count Shelves in New York to appear on The Today Show, and does a million interviews that accompany the booblication while she says she is worried about keeping up with the lessons she is missing back at her high school in Georgia
As a middle schooler in a Texas town, Maya once considered herself as an outsider. " I always struggled with making friends and finding confidence, " she says, "I felt bullied (欺负)and alone and it was really hard for me. "She said it was Betty Cornell’s teen-age Popularity Guide, a 1950s how-to booght by her dad that greatly inspired her. She decided to follow the advice -devoting each month of her 8th grade year to different chapters like" neat-looking and" Be a Hostess" and see if she could, in fact. become popular. Every day, she'd take notes on how people responded to her secret efforts (nobody knew she was conducting this social experiment)and then