1. When did the speakers graduate from the school?
A. 8 years ago. B. 10 years ago. C. 20 years ago.
2. What will the man do?
A. Return Jimmy’s dictionary. B. Go and look for Jimmy. C. Give Jimmy a phone call.
3. What will the speakers do?
A. Keep waiting. B. Go back home. C. Change the restaurant.
4. How much will the man finally pay for the T-shirt?
A. 6 dollars. B. 10 dollars. C. 12 dollars.
5. Where are the speakers?
A. In a coffee shop. B. At the workplace. C. At home.
6. What does the woman think of the cheese?
A. Its package is ugly. B. It’s not fresh enough. C. It’s too expensive.
7. What will the man do next?
A. Throw the cheese away. B. Go to the supermarket. C. Put the cheese on the shelf.
8. What is the man speaker doing?
A. Having an interview. B. Introducing a product. C. Making a complaint.
9. What kind of job is he applying for?
A. Translation. B. Writing. C. Advertising.
10. What does the man love?
A. Interesting products. B. Fashion magazines. C. Big challenges.
11. What does the man think of today’s movies?
A. Most of them are boring. B. The stories are full of fun. C. The actors are stupid.
12. Why isn’t the movie’s sound effect good?
A. The director’s skills were poor.
B. There was not enough money.
C. Good sound effect was too hard to achieve.
13. What can the movie do to young children?
A. Inspire their imagination.
B. Get them to thint life.
C. Teach them to behave themselves.
14. Why is the man there?
A. To fly to London. B. To see Ryan off. C. To meet the woman.
15. What does Ryan go to Paris for?
A. To receive education. B. To go sightseeing. C. To do business.
16. What does the man worry about?
A. The plane might be delayed.
B. There’s no time to talk to Daisy.
C. Ryan might miss his flight.
17. Which of the following about Science for Kids is true?
A. Articles there are written by children.
B. Adults will find it enjoyable as well.
C. Its contents are designed for children only.
18. What can Science Weekly do?
A. Help people know the world better.
B. Promote more scientific discoveries.
C. Improve the way children learn science.
19. Which of the following can probably be found on Science Weekly?
A. Life stories of scientists. B. Educational theories. C. Development in robots.
20. How can you find the previous articles on the websites?
A. Fill in an application form.
B. Put in a relevant search term.
C. Turn the web pages one by one.
Many of us just laugh it away when they are told incredible(难以置信的) stories about other people, but I have a deep interest in these stories and I prefer to believe they are true. Here’s one I collected from a total stranger.
“Well, I was 11 when my family arrived at Fern Lake overlooking Trail Ridge Road in Rocntain National Park. It was so beautiful to look miles across the Rockies and thousands of feet below into the valley. My parents were busy getting lunch out of the trunk so I climbed over the wooden fence to get closer to the cliff edge in the hope that I wouldn’t miss any beautiful sight down there.
I started down a little hill but soon started sliding on loose pebble rocks(鹅卵石). I fell on my bact kept going faster and faster to what seemed the edge of the world (a 2,000 foot drop). In seconds I knew I was going to die. My feet and legs went first over the edge at a high speed. Then suddenly I felt two hands push hard on my chest and stopped me dead. My heart was racing and I slowly inched my body back to where I finally could make it back up the hill.
My father was waiting there and screaming at me for doing such a dangerous stunt (特技). I tried to tell him and my mom about the hands that held me bact to this day they don’t believe me. They thought I was just trying to get out of trouble with a made-up story.”
We parted ways, but I assured her that I believed every word of her story. I could see a little surprise and happiness on her face.
That’s why I always ask people to share their miracles (奇迹). Each real story makes my days full of hope and gratefulness.
21. The girl got closer to the cliff edge to ________.
A. take an adventure B. better enjoy the view
C. collect pebble rocks D. play a joke on her parents
22. In the writer’s eyes, the girl ______.
A. made up an exciting story B. reached the bottom of the valley
C. enjoyed doing dangerous stunts D. was saved by a magical force
23. The writer is interested in people’s miracle stories because they______.
A. are often told in an amusing way B. seem unbelievable but actually true
C. prove that life is full of miracles D. help him stay positive about life
People like to post their selfies(自拍照) on social media. To know more about it, scientists at Syracuse University in New York recently did a research and came up with some surprising findings.
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