Julia:Hi,Cathy,how did you find yesterday’s speech competition?
Cathy:Well,to be honest,it was quite 1 （disappoint）.
Julia:You didn’t like the speeches?
Cathy:Yes,I did.In fact,I 2 （enjoy）listening to most of the speeches.But I just couldn’t accept the result,you know.
Julia:Hmm,you mean the judges?
Cathy:I mean,most of the listeners 3 （include）me didn’t understand 4 the judges didn’t like Samantha.It was such a shock when they announced the 5 （win）was Jim.We all thought Samantha’s 6 （pronounce）was the best.
Julia:You’re probably right.But don’t you think the speech 7 （it）is more important?As I see it,Jim’s speech was more 8 （mean）.I was deeply moved by the story he told us.
Cathy:I know now.In my opinion,we also learned something very important 9 Samantha’s speech.
Julia:That’s right.Samantha and Jim were indeed very close.I guess it was difficult for the judges.
Cathy:Well,I wish I could agree with you. 10 I do think Samantha was the best.
Chinese brush calligraphy or “shufa” in Chinese is one of 61 most important art forms in China. Many Asian cultures have originated their own calligraphy styles, but China’s is unequaled because of 62 (it) beauty, grace (优雅), and history.
The 63 (origin) of Chinese brush calligraphy are unknown, but local tales say it goes back over 4,000 years to the time of the legendary (传说的) Yellow Emperor (2698-2598 B.C.). At that time characters were carved on animal bones or tortoise shells. Only after Emperor Qin Shi Huang united China under his rule 64 one country did it really gain popularity as a common art form.
He simplified Chinese characters and regular rules were set, 65 (make) it easier for people to learn and master. This Chinese art form continued to progress and during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) a new type of cursive script (草书) was formed and standardized. It is written 66 (free), but it’s not as easy to read.
Today Chinese calligraphy is once again a subject in schools and an art form highly 67 (appreciate) across the world. Anyone can practice it and 68 is required is a simple set including: brush, ink, and paper. It’s fun for amateurs to try, but to become good at it, not only years of practice but natural talent 69 (need). Practising this art consistently can develop personal character and is of 70 (benefit) to health.
China launched the Shenzhou XI manned spacecraft 41 Monday morning of October 17 to transport two astronauts to the Tiangong II space laboratory. The spacecraft 42 (send) skyward at 7:30 am atop (在…顶上) a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, 43 (carry) two male astronauts – Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong. After the launch, the spacecraft will travel two days before docking(对接) with the Tiangong II, 44 was lifted from the Jiuquan center in mid-September. Then the astronauts will enter the space lab and stay there for 30 days, and it will be the longest space stay by Chinese astronauts.
The main 45 (task) of the Shenzhou XI mission are to test docking technologies for the country's 46 (plan) space station, to verify the life-support capability of the spacecraft-space lab combination as well as conduct 47 (science) research.
China is 48 third country in the world that has 49 (depend) fulfilled manned spaceflight following the former Soviet Union and the United States. Its space program aims 50 (place) a permanent manned space station into service around 2022.
We can always hear voices comparing the education systems in China and the US. It’s true that 61 exist a lot of differences, but this cannot be an excuse 62 having a passive attitude toward studying in China.
When I came back from the US last year and continued my senior middle school education in China, I sensed many great differences. I thought that school in China was too hard for 63 (we) students, and that we didn’t get to do enough fun exercise except running around playgrounds together. My mom had a long talk with me. After that, I realized that though high school life in China is harder, it can give us 64 (much). The pressure helps us learn the true meaning of competition 65 we step into society. It gives us a strong heart and 66 (teach) us to step forward no matter what the 67 (real) is. It’s like climbing a mountain. You might feel dizzy and nervous, but the top is always there 68 (wait) for you as long as you are strong enough 69 (take) one more step.
We complain 70 (main) because we can’t see the whole picture. We all need to understand that success takes efforts and tears.
Over the years I've been teaching children about a simple 1.___________ powerful concept --- the ant philosophy (哲学).I think everybody should study ants.
They have an 2. ____________(amaze) four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That's a good philosophy. If they're heading somewhere and you try to stop them, they'll look for 3. ____________way. They'll climb over, they'll climb under, and they'll climb around. They never quit looking for a way to get where they 4.____________ (suppose) to go.
Second, ants think winter all summer. That's an important viewpoint. You can't be so naive ( 天真的) as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering in their winter food in the middle of summer and make 5.______________(prepare) for the long cold winter. You’ve got to think storms when it’s fine. You've got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun. Think ahead.
The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind 6. _____________, "This won't last long. We'll soon be out of here." And on the first warm day, the ants are out. 7. ____________ it turns cold again, they'll dive back down, but then they come out on the first warm day. They can't wait to get out.
And here's the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will 8. ____________ ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he 9. _____________ (possible) can. What an incredible philosophy! 10. ___________you can learn from the ant philosophy is: Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.
Owls are birds that sleep during the day and hunt __61__ night. To communicate with other birds, most owls hoot(猫头鹰叫). It’s a way of letting the other owls know what __62__(go) on. When people hoot, it’s also to communicate something. Maybe it’s a support for a favorite sports team, or approval for a(n) __63__ (attract) person.
When somebody gives a hoot about something, it means the issue is of __64__(important). There’s something to be communicated. If a person doesn’t give a hoot, __65__, he or she doesn’t care at all. Most often, we hear this expression in the negative sense.
_66__(talk) about the next series of the popular TV show Glee, producer Brad Falchuk said the characters in the show are __67__ (find) out what life is like outside or high schools, where other people don’t give a hoot about teenage popularity. It’s true that __68__ life changes, things that _69_ (be) once important might not matter with time going on.
What things do you not give a hoot about? Was there _70_ important to you in the past that doesn’t matter any more？
There is a lady at my school, 61 job is to hand out call-slips (索书单) and prevent students from leaving campus 62 permission. Before today I had never seen her smile.
The other day my friends and I were eating in the cafeteria and I saw her walking around. When she came 63 (close) to us I could see that she was crying. She pulled out a tissue and quickly wiped her eyes. I thought to myself that this lady was so under-appreciated and needed 64 (recognize) for all her hard work. So I wrote a note telling her that the students appreciated everything she did and 65 her contribution to our school made a difference in all of our lives. I signed it “Some thankful students” and slipped it into 66 envelope. Then I realized I didn’t even know her name. I asked all of my professors but no one knew her name. I finally went to ask the lady at student services and 67 (tell) that her name is Kathy. I bought her a bouquet of 68 (colour) sunflowers and taped the envelope to it. I brought the flowers to school and left 69 in her office.
She came into my third period class 70 (short) afterwards to deliver a call-slip, and there it was a smile on her face!
If you had no arms and no legs, would you be able to swim, use a computer and go fishing? You might think it is impossible, 61 for Nick Vujicic, “impossible” means nothing.
Nick was born without arms or legs on December 4th, 1982 in Australia. His parents were very sad. They were not sure whether Nick would grow up or not. Yet Nick is not depressed, bitter or upset about 62 has happened. In fact, his life is full of joy and 63 (happy).
Nick faced difficulties and challenges throughout his childhood. In fact, life was never easy for him. However, he never gave up hope or stopped 64 (push) himself to succeed. As time went by, Nick learned to do things 65 his own. After graduating from university, he became a famous speaker. He traveled around the world sharing his inspirational stories and encouraging people to carry out their goals 66 (brave). So far, Nick 67 (speak) to more than three million people. He is a real inspiration to all 68 see and hear him.
Nick says it is 69 waste if time looking at what other people have and feeling sorry for yourself. Instead of constantly thinking about what we don’t have, perhaps it is time 70 (start) focusing on what we have.
A CCTV journalist succeeded in arousing a heated 76 (discuss) among netizens by asking people whether they were happy. The responses to the question were various, even some quite funny ones 77 (include). Although people played jokes 78 the answers, it did not take long 79 they began to figure out the true meanings of happiness.
It is certain that people’s views on happiness 80 (affect) greatly by their own life experience. 81 (luck), too many people refer to being rich as happiness and there is no sign of a decrease in 82 number of those who are voluntarily at the mercy of wealth. Some people 83 goal is to make big money appreciate 84 (give) any chance to increase their income, believing that is where their happiness lies. Some are eager to inherit(继承) their parents’ property, especially those who are known as silver-spoon kids. What’s 85 (bad), some would rather break the law to satisfy their financial desire or earn money in an illegal way.
In my opinion, happiness is not about pursuing wealth merely but about admiring the beautiful things in life. Therefore, live your life to the fullest and be happy.
I am absolutely convinced that China can become a 1 in the protection of wildlife. Your influence in the world means you can change the face of conservation in this century. This will be a contribution that would go down in history, one that your great grandchildren would speak of 2 .
The greatest inheritance we can 3 the next generation is a safe and sustainable environment, the priceless endowment of nature. Let us not tell our children the sad tale of how we watched as the last elephants, rhinos and tigers
died out, but the inspiring story of how we 4 and preserved them for all humanity. And in so doing, let us show the world that by working together we can stand up to 5 our planet and our families will face in the generations to come.
There have been many popular bands in the world, of which the most famous was the Beatles. The four young men who made up the band only performed and recorded from 1963 to 1970. During those years they gave many concerts,
6 they played all 7 . They made many records, for which they will always be remembered. Their songs were a mixture of rock and roll and ballads, in
which they often wrote about their own lives and problems. Although they were
not 8 , they took part in films in which they often played themselves. Their
performances were humorous and interesting. Their fans, 9 the Beatles would not have been so famous, at last caused problems for them. They followed
them everywhere. Finally they stopped their concerts in order to live quieter lives,
although their songs remain 10 .
One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Statue of Liberty, was presented to the United States of America in the nineteenth century by the people of France. The great statue, which 1 (design) by the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, took ten years to complete. The actual figure was made of copper
2 (support) by a metal framework which had been especially constructed by Eiffel. 3 it could be transported to the United States, a site (地点) had to be found for 4 and a pedestal(基础) had to be built. The site chosen
was 5 island at the entrance of New York Harbour. By 1884, a statue which was 151 6 (foot) had been erected in Paris. The following year, it was taken to pieces and sent to America. By the end of October 1886, the statue had been put together again and it was 7 (official) presented to the American people 8 Bartholdi. Ever since then, the great monument has been a symbol of liberty for the millions of people 9 have passed through
New York Habour 10 (make) their homes in America.
Some years ago, writing in my diary used to be 61 usual activity. I would return from school and spend half an hour 62 (record) the day’s events, feelings, and 63 (impress) in my little blue diary. I did not really need 64 (express) my emotions by way of words, but I gained a certain satisfaction from 65 (see) my experiences forever recorded on paper. After all, isn’t accumulating(积累) memories a way of preserving the past?
66 I was thirteen years old, I went on a long journey 67 foot in a great valley, 68 (equip) with pens, a diary, and a camera. During the trip, I was busy recording every incident, name and place I came across. I felt 69 (pride) to be spending my time productively, dutifully preserving for future generations a detailed description of my travels. On my last night there, I 70
(walk) out of my tent, diary in hand.
He was a professor. At the age of 90, he still worked eight hours every day regardless 61 the weather.
His secretary said: “He was extremely old, but he forced himself to walk from his living place to the office through two blocks. 62 would take him an hour to do so, but he insisted because it made him get a sense of 63 (succeed).”
One day, a university student 64 (step) out of his office with a pile of books. He complained: “He always answers my questions with just a yes or no. However, he always gives me dozens of books and suggests me 65 (find) the answer on my own.”
By chance, the professor knew 66 the student complained about. He explained to him with a smile: “This is the method I have learnt---the 67 (hard) you work independently, the better solutions you will find. If you can make full use of the books, you will 68 (probable) become a good lawyer in the future.”
“all slopes are easy 70 ( go)”, of which he often reminded his students.
“all slopes are easy 70 ( go)”, of which he often reminded his students.
An English lady finally （决定）that she really should learn to drive. And after many attempts, she p____ her driving test and （告诉）her husband about that. To celebrate，she was going to d him over to France for a holiday. But then a week b the trip, she suddenly said _______ they wouldn’t take the holiday.
“ did you change your mind?” he asked her in s . “Well，it is all because of the business of driving on the right.” She said, “I have been practising ____three weeks now，but I still_____ get used to it----in fact, I’ve nearly killed three people.”
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I was nine years old when I learnt to ride a bike．The bike was a birthday present from my uncle．You can imagine how（61） （excite）I was when I saw the bike，and I begged my uncle to teach me how（62） （ride） it right away．However，before I got on the bike，I felt （63） （extreme） nervous and l was afraid that l would fall off and hurt（64） （me）．My uncle held onto the seat and helped me to get（65） the bike．While l was riding，he was running along beside me，holding the seat so I would not fall over．I was so（66） （grate） to him for his help．As I was practicing，I became more and more confident．Then，I heard my uncle shouting，"You are riding it by yourself now!"I was both excited and scared．I was really riding by myself，but（67） if I fell off？Could I use the brakes to stop？As I was wondering about this，my uncle ran after me and got hold of the bike．I（68） （slow） down and came to a stop．My heart was still beating fast when I got off the bike．（69） （late）that day，having learnt how to get on the bike and get off it，I felt like l was walking on air!I am still thankful to my uncle for teaching me to ride a bike on my（70） （nine） birthday．
The summer holiday （61） （come）．My classmates and I are talking about（62） to do during the holiday．We can （63） （choose ）between stayin g at home and（64） （take ）a trip．If we stay at home，it is comfortable （65） there is no need （66） （spend） money．But in that case，we will learn little about （67） world．If we go on a trip abroad，we can broaden （68） view and gain（69） （knowledge） we cannot get from books．Some classmates suggest we should go to （70） （ place ）of interest nearby．I think that it is a good idea．It does not cost much，yet we can still learn a lot．
Yesterday afternoon，a class meeting （hold） to discuss how to spend the money our whole class earned by recycling and （sell） newspapers and plastic bottles after class．It is the first time that we （have） this topic．the number of the students who suggested buying stationery（文具） for our own use （be） 30．They said it could let us experience the enjoyment of harvest．Meanwhile，it is way of encouraging our classmates to continue this action．However，two fifths of the students gave their （support） that the money should be donated to the people who needed it，particularly those the earthquake stricken areas．Thanks to the discussion，we are convinced that helping others is meaningful． （person），no matter how the money （use），most of us express our satisfaction with the the discussion，through what we learn is that how we can make things useful．
China's Tea Villages
In most Chinese tea villages，March is the time of year in（41） locals start to pick and process tea．The usually quiet villages suddenly become busy centers of activity，as people take out special tools and prepare （42） tea processing．In some villages，local residents hold traditional ceremonies，（43） （thank） heaven for its blessing．The price of tea（44） （pick） in March is extremely high because（45） is fresh，tender and contains multiple trace elements．
China（46） （be） famous for tea production since ancient times．Of the goods transported and traded along （47） Old Silk Road linking China to the Middle East and Europe，the importance of tea was matched only by silk．China produces Oolong，black，green，white，yellow （48） dark （aka post﹣fermented） tea．The Oolong，green and black （49） （vary）are most notable for their high quality．
Most of China's tea villages are found in remote mountainous areas in the country's south and southwest，（50） the beautiful scenery is often hidden under clouds．
A healthy lifestyle is related to physical and mental fitness．Do you think it is time to make changes to lead （41） healthier life？Nowadays many people say they just don't get much time to look after （42） （they） health．However，it is what you do and eat every day（43） guarantees（保证） you a healthy body．So make some little changes in your schedule to improve your lifestyle．It's never too late．
These are some suggestions （44） （give） by health experts which can help you achieve your goal．First of all，add healthy food items to your diet．For example，eating green vegetables and fruits （45） （be） a must because they contain lots of vitamins and minerals （46） are necessary to your body．Do remember to exercise （47） （regular） because it will burn extra fats in your body and help you gain control of your （48） （weigh）．If you can't exercise every day，at least go for a walk every day．Sleep at least 8hours every day（49） （make） you feel fresh and energetic．In addition，many people do some activities every day，（50） （say） this helps them to develop their mind．There are many things you can do to keep healthy，but exercising will always be at the top．
On a very cold winter day，there was a drunken guy（41） decided that he would go fishing on the ice in the lake．He packed up all his fishing tools and set out in search of a （42） （suit） s pot．Eventually he came across a huge area of ice and decided that since he（43） （come） to the lake，he would stop there and gave it （44） go．He took out a saw（锯） from his tool box，and started to saw a hole in the ice．（45） （sudden），a loud voice beside him，"There is no fish here．"came．The drunken man looked （46） but he couldn't find anyone．So he decided to ignore the voice and carried on （47） （saw）．Again，the voice sounded，"I've told you once，there is no fish here!"He looked at the surroundings again，but there were still no people there．So he returned to his task．"Stop it!"shouted the very sounding voice，"You'd better get out of here quickly （48） you will get into trouble．""Who are you？"The drunken guy shouted．"You don't scare me!""Watch out and listen to me，"（49） （reply） the voice，"I'm the（50） （manage） of this Skating Rink!（溜冰场）"