25. If you want to know something about Yao Ming, the best program for you is ______.
A. Talk Show B. Sports C. Sports player D. TV play
26. You'll know something about ______ at 19:00 on Channel 2.
A. animals B. news C. foreign arts D. Asia
27. If you want to watch NBA, the best program for you would be _______.
A. Sports B. Around the world C. Foreign arts D. English news
28. If you like music very much, the best program is ______.
A. at 21:45 on Channel 2 B. at 21:55 on Channel 1
C. at 21:00 on Channel 2 D. at 21:15 on Channel 1
Museum: Children's Museum, Sundays, 89 North Street, 67641235
Story time: Children's Library, 106 Green Street, Wednesdays during 9:30 a.m -5:00p.m. 66599624
Sports: Soccer Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 16 Yangtze Road, 96725643
Basketball Club, Wednesdays and Fridays, 79071632
Cinema: New films for children, 99 Brick Road, 69001354
Useful Phone Numbers
Fast Food Restaurant: 66387901
Visitor Information Center: 800-120-9847
Visitor Hotel Information: 800-739-7302
29．It's Friday afternoon，you can go to_______ .
A. visit the museum B. play soccer
C. play basketball D. read children's stories
30．If children want to watch new films，they should go to________.
A. 16 Yangtze Road B. 89 North Main Street
C. 106 Green Street D. 99 Brick Road
31．If you dial 66387901，you can __________.
A. ask for some hotel information B. do some shopping
C. have a good story time D. order fast food in a restaurant
32．Lily's father is ill．She should dial________.
A. 800-120-9847 B. 79210583 C. 6878745l D. 96725643
College visits are important. Before you commit years of your life and money to a school, be sure you’re choosing a place that is a good match for your personality and interests. You can’t get the "feel" of a school from any guidebook, so be sure to visit the campus. Below are a few tips for getting the most out of your college visit.
Explore on Your Own
Of course you should take an official campus tour, but be sure to allow time to hang around on your own. The trained tour guides will show you a school’s selling points. But the oldest and prettiest buildings don’t give you the entire picture of a college. Try to walk the extra mile and get the complete picture of the campus.
Read the Bulletin Boards
When you visit the student center, academic buildings and residence halls, take a few minutes to read the bulletin boards. They provide an easy way to see what’s happening on campus. The ads for lectures, clubs and plays can tell you what’s going on outside the classrooms.
Eat in the Dining Hall
You can get a good feel for student life by eating in the dining hall. Try to sit with students if you can. Do the students seem happy or stressed? Also, is the food good? Are there rich healthy options? Many admission offices will give prospective students coupons(优惠券) for free meals in the dining hall.
Visit a Class in Your Major
If you know what you want to study, a class visit makes a lot of sense. You’ll get to observe other students in your field and see how involved they are in classroom discussion. Try to stay after class for a few minutes and chat with the students to get their impressions of their professors and major. Be sure to call in advance to schedule a classroom visit — most colleges don’t allow visitors to drop in on class unannounced.
Talk to Lots of Students
Your campus tour guide has been trained to market the school. Try to talk to students who aren’t getting paid to impress you. These important conversations can often provide you with information about college life that isn’t part of the admission script. Few university officials will tell you if their students spend all weekend drinking or studying, but a group of random students might.
For more tips, please go to collegeapps.about.com.
36. The best way to know about a college in an official campus tour is ________.
A. to walk around the campus alone
B. to take pictures of the campus
C. to visit the oldest and prettiest buildings
D. to hire a tour guide
37. Reading the bulletin boards can help you ________.
A. decide the major you want to study
B. find out the after-class activities on campus
C. get free coupons from the admission offices
D. find out the options of healthy food
38. If you plan to attend a class on campus, ________.
A. drop in on a class in your major
B. have talks with the students in the class
C. make an appointment in advance
D. ask how the students like their teachers and majors
Cyber Boy 5-26-2012 2:15 pm
Hi, I’m planning a trip to Europe this summer. I haven’t decided where to go yet, but I’d like to experience Britain and France. And I don’t want to spend too much money, any ideas?
Esperanto 5-26-2012 2:23 pm
I had tour to Britain last year. It’s a very nice place. I had a great time there. If you get a chance, visit Stratford. That’s the town where Shakespeare lived.
Yoshi 5-26-2012 2:28 pm
First you should make sure what you want to do there. Each country in Europe has so much to see. Are you interested in museums and castles(城堡)？Or do you want to get to know anything modern?
Cyber Boy 5-26-2012 3:02 pm
Yoshi—Good question. I’d like to see some museums, but I also want to try some of France’s famous food, and a castle would also be great.
Yoshi 5-26-2012 3:21 pm
I think an English-France-Germany trip might work well for you. You can do a little bit of everything. That’s wonderful.
Esperanto 5-26-2012 3:38 pm
It’s easier to say than to do. It will need a lot of money and take time. Cyber Boy isn’t so rich. I think he’d better go in France first this time and he is still able to travel to England or Germany in the future if possible.
Yoshi 5-26-2012 3:54 pm
Esperanto—That sounds OK. But I’m not sure if he will have another trip to Europe.
28. Cyber Boy organized the discussion in order to _________.
A. work out a travel plan B. make some new friends
C. find much pleasure D. suggest a group tour
29. Yoshi suggested Cyber Boy should ___________.
A. take a simple tour to three countries B. visit modern cities in Europe
C. choose England for future travel D. pick Germany for this summer
30. Esperanto was considering Cyber Boy’s difficulty with ___________.
A. language B. transportation C. money D. custom
The following is a timetable in Shanghai Pudong International Airport．
11. A man wants to take Flight 178 to Tokyo. Which gate should he go to?
A．14 B．28 C．21 D．18
12．Lisa is at gate 23. Where is she going?
A．Paris B．Beijing C．Tokyo D．New York
13．Which airline’s flights cover the longest route(行程)?
A．CAAC B．Pan American
C．British Airways D．Air Canada
Metro Pocket Guide
Each passenger needs a farecard to enter and go out.Up to two children under age five may travel free with a paying customer.
Farecard machines are in every station.Bring small bills because there are no change machines in the stations and farecard machines only provide up to $5 in change.
Get one day of unlimited Metrorail rides with a One Day Pass.Buy it from a farecard machine in Metro stations.Use it after 9：30 a.m. until closing on weekdays，and all day on weekends and holidays.
Hours of service
Open：5 a.m. Mon.Fri. 7 a.m. Sat.Sun.
Close：midnight Sun.Thurs. 3 a.m.Fri.Sat.nights
Last train times vary.To avoid missing the last train，please check the last train times posted in stations.
When paying with exact change，the fare is $1.35.When paying with a SmarTrip® card，the fare is $1.25.
Senior citizens 65 and older and disabled customers may ride for half the regular fare.On Metrorail and Metrobus，use a senior/disabled farecard or SmarTrip® card.For more information about buying senior/disabled farecards，SmarTrip® cards and passes，please visit MetroOpensDoors.com or call 2026377000 and 2026378000.
Senior citizens and disabled customers can get free guide on how to use proper Metrobus and Metrorail services by calling 2029621100.
•Avoid riding during weekday rush periods—before 9：30 a.m.and between 4 and 6 p.m.
•If you lose something on a bus or train or in a station，please call Lost & Found at 2029621195.
32．What should you know about farecard machines?
A．They start selling tickets at 9：30 a.m.
B．They are connected to change machines.
C．They offer special service to the elderly.
D．They make change for no more than $5.
33．At what time does Metrorail stop service on Saturday?
A．At midnight B．At 3 a.m.
C．At 5 a.m. D．At 7 p.m.
34．What is good about a SmarTrip® card?
A．It is convenient for old people.
B．It saves money for its users.
C．It can be bought at any time.
D．It is sold on the Internet.
35．Which number should you call if you lose something on the Metro?
You probably know who Marie Curie was，but you may not have heard of Rachel Carson.Of the outstanding ladies listed below，who do you think was the most important woman of the past 100 years？
Anyone who has ever been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank.Addans helped the poor and worked for peace. She encouraged a sense of community（社区）by creating shelters and promoting education and services for people in need In 1931，Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
If it weren’t for Rachel Carson， the environmental movement might not exist today.Her popular 1962 book Silent Spring raised awareness of the dangers of pollution and the harmful effects of chemicals on humans and on the world’s lakes and oceans.
Sandra Day O’Connor（1930-present）
When Sandra Day O’Connor finished third in her class at Stanford Law School， in 1952，she could not find work at a law firm because she was a woman. She became an Arizona state senator（参议员） and ，in 1981， the first woman to join the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor gave the deciding vote in many important cases during her 24 years on the top court.
On December 1，1955，in Montgomery，Alabama，Rasa Parks would not give up her seat on a bus to a passenger. Her simple act landed Parks in prison.But it also set lff the Montgmery bus boycott. It lasted for more than a year， and kicked off the civil-rights movement. “The only tired I was， was tired lr giving in，”said Parks.
24.What is jane Addams noted for in history？
A. Her social work. B. Her lack of proper training in law.
C. Her efforts to win a prize. D. Her community background.
25. What is the reason for O’Connor’s being rejected by the law firm？
A. Her lack of proper training in law. B. Her little work experience in court.
C. The discrimination against women. D. The poor financial conditions.
26. Who made a great contribution to the civil-rights movement in the US？
A．Jane Addams . B. Rachel Carson.
C. Sandra Day O’Connor. D.The poor financial conditions.
27. What can we infer about the women mentioned in the text？
A. They are highly educated. B. They are truly creative.
C. They are pioneers. D. They are peace-lovers.
Monthly Talks at London Canal Museum
Our monthly talks start at 19:30 on the first Thursday of each month except August. Admission is at normal charges and you don’t need to book. They end around 21:00.
The Canal Pioneers, by Chris Lewis. James Brindley is recognized as one of the leading early canal engineers. He was also a major player in training others in the art of nanal planning and building. Chris Lewis will explain how Brindley made such a positive contribution to the education of that group of early “civil enginerrs”.
Ice for the Metropolis, by Malcolm Tucker. Well before the arrival of freezers, there was a demand for ice for food preservation and catering, Malcolm will explain the history of importing natural ice and the technology of building ice wells, and how London’s ice trade grew.
An Update on the Cotsword Canals, by Liz Payne. The Smoudwater Canal is moving towards reopenling. The Thames and Severn Canal will take a little longer. We will have a report on the present state of play.
Eyots and Aits- Thames Islands, by Miranda Vickers. The Thames had many islands. Miranda has undertaken a review of all of them. She will tell us about those of greatest interest.
London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road, London NI 9RT
21.When is the talk on James Brindley?
A. November 7th. B. March 6th. C. February 6th. D. December 5th.
22. What is the topic of the talk in February?
A. The Canal Pioneers. B. Ice for the Metropolis
C. Eyots and Aits- Thames Islands D. An Update on the Cotsword Canals
23. Who will give the talk on the islands in the Thames?
A. Chris Lewis B. Malcolm Tucker
C. Miranda Vickers D. Liz Payne
Welcome to the Electronic Village to explore new ways of language teaching and learning.
Electronic Village Program (Thursday, June 18, 2015)
❖ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
❖ Room 501
Nearpod is a software program that creates a rich context (语境) for students to learn vocabulary. The presenter will show how to use it. TEO
❖ 2:00 pin to 3:00 pm
❖ Room 502
Our students come from different backgrounds but have the same desire to learn on-line. The presenter will use examples from his first on-line class to explain how any teacher can begin teaching on-line with TEO.
❖ 10:30 am to 11:30 am
❖ Room 601
Kahoot software can be used to create grammar tests which can be graded on a network. It can provide students with instant feedback (反馈), including reports about their strengths and weaknesses.
❖ 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm
❖ Room 602
Uses of Prezi in listening and speaking courses draw students' attention to speaking more fluently. The presenter will show how students can use Prezi to confidently present on a variety of topics, including introducing family, friends, and hobbies.
29. Nearpod can be used to ______.
A. offer grammar tests B. teach listening on-line
C. help vocabulary learning D. gain fluency in speaking
30. Which of the following can assess your grammar learning?
A. Nearpod. B. Kahoot. C. TEO. D. Prezi.
31. A teacher who wants to learn on-line teaching is expected to arrive by ______.
A. 9:00 am B. 10:30 am C. 2:00 pm D. 3:30 pm
The Museum: The Charles Dickens Museum in London is the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great Victorian novelist and social commentator(时事评论员). The only surviving London home of Dickens (from 1837 until 1839) was opened as a museum in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world. On four floors, visitors can see paintings, rare editions, manuscripts(手稿),original furniture and many items relating to the life of one of the most popular and beloved personalities of the Victorian age.
² The Museum is open from Mondays to Saturdays 10:00—17:00; Sundays 11:00—17:00.
² Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
² Special opening times can be arranged for groups , who may wish to book a private view.
Admission Charges: Adults: £5.00; Students: £4.00; Seniors: £4.00; Children: £3.00; Families: £14.00( 2 adults & up to five children)
Group Rates: For a group of 10 or more, a special group rate of £4.00 each applies. Children will still be admitted for £3.00 each.
Access: We are constantly working to improve access to the Muse um and its collection. Our current projects involve the fitting of a wheelchair ramp（波道）for better access, a customer care kit and an audio tour for visitors with impaired(受损的)vision. Our Handling Sessions are also suitable for the visually（视觉上地）impaired. The Museum has developed an online virtual（虚拟的）tour through the Museum. Click here to visit all the rooms in the Museum online.
Hire the Museum: The Museum can be hired for private functions, performances soirees(社交晚会)and many other social occasions.
Find Us: The Museum may be reached by using the following buses:7,17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 55, 243. And by these underground services: Piccadilly Line; Central Line. For a map, please click here. T he British Museum and the Foundling Museum are within walking distance.
25. The passage is probably from a(n)________.
A. book B. announcement C. newspaper D. website 111]
26. If a family with two adults and five children go to the Museum together, they will save compared to going there separately.
A. £25.00 B. £ 14.00 C. £ 9.00 D. £11.00
27. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. The Museum is not very far from the British Museum.
B. Visitors with poor vision cannot enjoy the Museum.
C. In any case people cannot visit the Museum after 17:00.
D. Anyone cannot hire the Museum for other uses.
28. The passage is written to _______.
A. offer readers some information about the Charles Dickens Museum.
B. inform readers about the history of the Charles Dickens Museum.
C. persuade readers to visit the Charles Dickens Museum.
D. tell readers how to make use of the Charles Dickens Museum.
by Johanna Basford, Scottish illustrator
It is a coloring book for adults. Like a treasure hunt, the book features all kinds of creatures, including songbirds, butterflies and sharks. Since its publication in 2013, it has sold more than 14 million copies in 22 languages worldwide.
by Moose Allain, British artist
This book is not just about coloring. It gives you the opportunity to create in your own way and makes your imagination come alive. As it’s designed for both young and old, you can get one for yourself or buy it as a gift for your parents.
The Mindfulness Colouring Book
by Emma Farrarons, French illustrator
If you want to enjoy a kind of on-the-go-relaxation, this pocket-seized coloring book is a good choice. It was published in January 2015 and has been available in 12 languages. The book is filled with beautiful scenes and complicated patterns. They inspire you to think about your artwork, which helps release anxiety and get rid of stress.
The Mandala Coloring Book
by Jim Gogarty, British artist
The mandala is a sacred（神圣的）symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism. It attracts people with its bright patterns and awakens in them a sense of peace. The author began drawing mandalas in 2005 and created this book later. The book features 100 customizable（可定制的）mandala drawings that you can color in.
1. Which book is related to human beliefs?
A. Secret Garden. B. Fill-Me-In.
C. The Mindfulness Colouring Book. D. The Mandala Coloring Book.
2. What is the feature of Fill-Me-In?
A. It is a book for people of all ages.
B. It is designed by a British novelist.
C. It can make your life full of imagination.
D. It is simply a coloring book.
3. What do Secret Garden and The Mindfulness Colouring Book have in common?
A. They have been translated into many languages.
B. They were published in the same year.
C. They teach how to hunt treasure.
D. They are the same in size.
Each passenger needs a farecard to enter and go out. Up to two children under age five may travel free with a paying customer.
Farecard machine are in every station, Bring small bills because there are no change machines in the station and farecard machine only provide up to $ 5 in change.
Get one of unlimited Metrorail rides with a One Day Pass. Buy it from a farecard machine in Metro stations. Use it after 9:30 a.m. until closing on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays
Hours of Service
Open: 5 a.m Mon—Fri 7a.m. Sat—Sun.
Close: midnight Sun—Thur. 3a.m. Fri—Sat. nights
Last train time vary. To avoid (避免) missing the last train, please check the last train time posted in the station.
When paying with exact change, the fare is $ 1.35 . when paying with a smatTripâ CARD the fare is $1.25
Fares for the Senior /disabled customers
Senior citizens 65 and older and disabled customers may ride for half the regular fare. On Metrorail and Metrobus, use a senior/disabled farecard or SmarTripâ card. For more information
about buying senior/disabled farecards, or SmarTripâ cards and passes, please visit MetroOpenDoors.com or call 202-637-7000 and 202-637-8000.
Senior citizens and disabled customers can get free guide on how to use proper Metrobus and Metrorail services by calling 202-962-1100
Avoid riding during weekday rush periods –before 9:30 a.m. and between 4 and 6 p.m.
If you lose something on a bus or train or in a station, please call Lost & Found at 202-962-1195.
32. What should you know about farecard machines?
A. They start selling tickets at 9:30 a.m. B. They are connected to change machines
C. They offer special service to the elderly. D. They make change for no more than $5.
33. At what time does Metrorail stop service on Saturday?
A. At midnight B. at 3 a.m. C. at 5 a.m. D. at 7 p.m.
34. What is good about a SmarTripâ card?
A. It is convenient for old people B. It saves money for its users
C. it can be bought at any time D. it is sold on the Internet.
35. Which number should you call if you lose something on the Metro?
A. 202-962-1195 B.202-962-1100 C.202-673-7000 D.202-673-8000
Step into Wonderland and follow any of the many tracks around Kinabalu Park. Even though it is the most explored and studied place in Borneo, new discoveries of rare plants are frequently being made here.
So take a map and set off on your own or follow Park Naturalists as they take you on guided path walks and point out the various wonders. There are also visual shows advertising rare plants and animals here. If you are a first time visitor, sign up for these shows and you’ll be excited when you find yourself identifying the same plants and animals on your walks or during your climb up Mt. Kinabalu.
Mt. Kinabalu Botanical Garden is one of the biggest attractions at the park, which started in 1981. This 5-acre garden is an excellent collection of different kinds of plants on the mountain, as plants from all over the park have been replanted here. There are hotels, inns and chalets(牧人小屋) at Kinabalu Park to suit one’s budget. For more information, click www.sabahtourism.com.
PLACE / INTEREST
1. KINABALU PARK HQ:
14:00 (and 19:30 on weekends)
By Prior (提前) Arrangement Only
Guided Nature Walk
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
9:30, 11:00, 14:00
7:30, 10:30, 14:00
4. KUNDASANG WAR MEMORIAL
Daily ( Monday to Sunday)
Memorial Services & Special Programs
By Prior Arrangement
Adult: $20. Kid under twelve: 50% off
Family including two adults and a kid under twelve: $40.
21. What can we infer according to this text?
A. There’re still some unknown rare plants in Kinabalu Park.
B. Mt Kinabalu is a more explored and studied area than Borneo.
C. Mt Kinabalu Botanical Garden attracts visitors due to its long history.
D. Visitors should follow the Park Naturalists so as not to get lost.
22. Which of the following is a fact based on this text?
A. Guided Nature Walk is a favorite of first time visitors.
B. Botanical Garden and Butterfly Farm open at the same time.
C. Slide Show is unavailable unless it is arranged in advance.
D. Visitors can have access to Night Walk anytime they wish.
23. If a couple visit the Park with their son aged 19, how much will they pay?
A. $30. B. $40. C. $50. D. $60.
Su Hua is studying at Cambridge, UK. She has bought a bicycle and is worried about security (安全). Her friend, Kate, found this article and sent it to her.
A lot of crime is against bicycles. About 150,000 bicycles are stolen every year and most are never found. You can prevent this happening by following a few careful steps.
Do not leave your bicycle in out-of-the-way places. Always lock (锁上)your bicycle when you leave. Secure it to lampposts or trees. Take off smaller parts and take them with you, for example lights and saddles (车座).
Get a good lock. There are many different types in the shops. Buy one that has been tested against attack. Ask for a recommendation from a bike shop.
Security marking your bike can act as a deterrent to a thief. It can also help the police find your bicycle. It should be clearly written and include your postcode and your house or flat number. This will provide a simple way to identify your bicycle.
There are a number of companies who will mark your bicycle for you. They will then put your registration number and personal details on their computer database. Then if your bicycle is found it will be easy to contact you
Finally keep a record of the bicycle yourself: its make, model and registration number. You can even take a photograph of it. This will prove the bicycle belongs to you.
24. Which part of the text gives you information on how to lock up your bicycle when you leave it?
A. Marking. B. Locks. C. Basic Security. D. Registration.
25. The underlined phrase “act as a deterrent to a thief” means ______.
A. help the police find your bicycle B. help you recognize your bike
C. stop you worrying about your bike D. stop someone stealing your bicycle
26. The article advises you to keep a record of your bicycle _______.
A. in the police station and a security company
B. in the bike shop and your computer
C. by yourself and in a security company
D. in a security company and your university
27. The main purpose of this article is _________.
A. to suggest ways of keeping your bicycle safe
B. to tell you what to do if your bicycle is stolen
C. to say why you shouldn’t keep your bicycle in a quiet place
D. to give you advice on where to buy a good lock
Sunny English Club
16:00 – 18:00 Every Saturday
200 Yuan a month
9 Zhou Yu Street
Foreign teachers, English songs and films and more!
9:00—17:00 From Thursday to Sunday
Ticket: 50 yuan
132 Xue Yuan Street
Show you a full picture of sea lives!
16 Yong Le Street
Free examinations for those over 70
Give you good advice to keep healthy!
21. Sunny English Club is for _______.
A. nurses B. policemen C. businessmen D. students
22. One can get free exams in Health Centre if he is ________.
A. 9 B. 73 C. 67 D. 17
23. If you are interested in the life of fish, you should go to________.
A. Health Centre B. Ocean Museum
C. Sunny English Club D. 16 Yong Le Street
Trip 1 Black Bear Count
There have been fires in this area in the last few years and the Office of the National Park is not sure how many black bears are still living. Some bears have been seen since the fires, and the Office has asked for young people to help count them. The entire trip will last three hours. Bookings necessary.
Cost: Free When: May 8
Trip 2 Garland Valley
Bring your drink and lunch for this walk in a beautiful area of the Blue Mountains. Garland Valley is close to the town of Garland but is part of the National Park. Many wild animals live in this area, including many rare birds. This is a great walk for bird-lovers. The trip lasts four hours. Bookings necessary.
Cost: $ 15 When: May 8, May 15
Trip 3 Flashlight Adventure
Put on your warm clothes, bring a flashlight and a pair of glasses, and come for a night walk along the Dungog Valley. A guide will lead the tour. Many of the animals you will see on this trip can only be seen at night. The guide will tell you about the lives of the animals you see. Numbers are strictly limited on night trips, so be sure to book early. This walk lasts two and a half hours.
Cost: $ 12 When: May 8, May 15, May22
Equipment to be needed:
• Please bring enough water and food for all walks.
• Wear good walking shoes—no high heels.
• Wear a hat for day walks.
• Dress warmly for night walks.
• Children must be with an adult.
• Make sure your flashlight works well and bring extra batteries for night walks.
• Follow all instructions from guides during the walks. The mountains are a dangerous place.
• Bookings for the above trips can be traded by telephone (893 — 4847) or on the Internet at www. bluemountaintour. com
32. Where are these trips?
A. In a large city. B. In a park in the mountains.
C. In a special kind of zoo. D. In three different countries.
33. On which trip might you see animals that sleep during the day?
A. Black Bear Count B. Garland Valley
C. Flashlight Adventure D. None of the trips.
34. Which of the following is NOT necessary for the three trips?
A. Good walking shoes. B. A pair of glasses.
C. Food and water D. A sleeping-bag
35. What is the best title for the passage?
A. Adventure Travel in America B. Hunting around the Great Mountains
C. Interesting Trips in the East of the USA D. Discovery Trips in the Blue Mountains
Located (位于) 40 miles northeast of San Diego, California, Valley Center has more than 27 square miles of countryside beauty and 21,000 acres of agricultural land. Along with the activities mentioned here, the Chamber of Commerce website (www.vcchamber.com) lists a large number of outings for your family to enjoy: Palomar Mountain Observatory, Lakes Wohlford, Hodges and Henshaw, Sengme Oaks Water Park, and Pala Mission.
Bates Nut Farm
15954 Woods Valley Rd.
Most people would agree that no visit to Valley Center would be complete without a stop at Bates Nut Farm. Gilbert and Beatrice Bates founded the farm in 1921. The farm has a picnic area and a large store full of nuts (坚果), candies and treats. Kids can feed farm animals, and in the fall, find pumpkins along with many fun, seasonal activities for the family. The place, which started out as a nut farm, is now home to many family-friendly events throughout the year like car shows and music festivals.
Valley Center Wellness Spa
28714 Valley Center Rd.
The Valley Center Wellness Spa invites you to experience some of the special spa (温泉疗养) treatments in a private environment. Spa-goers can enjoy facials and skin treatments at this spa owned by Jana Limon.
Keys Creek Lavender Farm
12460 Keys Creek Rd.
San Diego County’s lavender (薰衣草) farm has eight acres of lavender fields. Open during harvest time — May through June — it offers lavender picking, English high teas and workshops. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Valley Center Western Days
28246 Lilac Rd.
Each May, the week-long series of events kicks off with the Western Days Parade, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo, and an evening musical performance. You can enjoy the fun and meet some new friends here.
25. If you want to go somewhere for a picnic, you may call _____.
A. 760-742-0523 B. 760-749-8041 C. 760-749-3333 D. 760-751-5303
26. What can one do in Keys Creek Lavender Farm?
A. Pick lavender. B. Watch car shows. C. Feed farm animals. D. Have a lavender spa.
27. One can enjoy live music in _____.
A. Bates Nut Farm & Valley Center Wellness Spa
B. Valley Center Wellness Spa & Keys Creek Lavender Farm
C. Keys Creek Lavender Farm & Valley Center Western Days
D. Valley Center Western Days & Bates Nut Farm
Operation Always ride your bike in a safe, controlled manner on campus(校园). Obey rules and regulations. Watch out for walkers and other bicyclists, and always use your lights in dark conditions.
Theft Prevention Always securely lock your bicycle to a bicycle rack---even if you are only away for a minute. Register your bike with the University Department of Public Safety. It’s fast, easy, and free. Registration permanently records your serial number, which is useful in the possible recovery of the bike stolen.
Brakes Make sure that they are in good working order and adjusted properly.
Helmet A necessity, make sure your helmet meets current safety standards and fit properly.
Lights Always have a front headlight---visible at least 500 feet in front of the bike. A taillight is a good idea.
Rules of the Road
Riding on Campus As a bicycle rider, you have a responsibility to ride only on streets and posted bicycle paths. Riding on sidewalks or other walkways can lead to a fine. The speed limit for bicycles on campus is 15mph, unless otherwise posted. Always give the right of ways to walkers. If you are involved in an accident, you are required to offer appropriate aid, call the Department of Public Safety and remain at the scene until the officer lets you go.
Bicycle Parking Only park in areas reserved for bikes. Trees, handrails, hallways, and sign posts are not for bicycle parking, and parking in such posts can result in a fine.
If Things Go Wrong
If you break the rules, you will be fined. Besides violating rules while riding bicycles on campus, you could be fined for:
No bicycle registration---------------------------------------------------$25
Bicycle parking banned--------------------------------------------------$30
Blocking path with bicycle ---------------------------------------------$40
Violation of bicycle equipment requirement -------------------------$35
21. Registration of your bicycle may help you _____________.
A. find your stolen bicycle B. get your serial number
C. receive free repair services D. settle conflicts with walkers
22. According to the passage, what bike equipment is a free choice for bicycle riders?
A. Brakes. B. A helmet. C. A headlight. D. A taillight.
23. If you lock your bicycle to a tree on the campus, you could be fined _________.
A. $25 B. $30 C. $35 D. $40
Chinese sword play
Learn Chinese swordsmanship and practice Chinese sword play under the instruction of a professional in Ditan Park every Sunday afternoon.
Fee: 60 yuan(US$ 7.2)
Time/Date: 2 pm --- 3:30 pm, October 10.
Place: Meet at the south gate of Ditan Park, across the overpass north of the Lama Temple, Chaoyang District.
See Lu Xun’s former residence
Visit the museum and former residence of Lu Xun, the father of Chinese modern literature, and learn about this period of Chinese history, from 1910 to the late 1930’s.
Fee: 50 yuan(US$ 6)
Time/Date: 2:30 pm --- 4:30 pm, October 16
Place: Meet in front of Lu Xun’s Museum, Fuchengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District
Hike on Heifengkou Great Wall
Heifengkou Great Wall is about one and a half hours’ drive north of Beijing. The hike starts from the village at the foot of the mountain where the Great Wall meanders to the top.
Fee: 150 yuan(US$ 18) for adults, 100 yuan(US$ 12) for kids under 12.
Time/Date: 8:30 am --- 5:30 pm, October 16
Pick-up: Meet at 8:30 am in front of the Big Easy, at the South Gate of Chaoyang Park, returning by 5:30 pm.
Contact Lucy at lucy @ highclub. cn,
or 6553-3920 for signing up.
Tai Chi class
This is a beginner’s level of Chen-style Tai Chi class, instructed by Paul Wang, who speaks excellent English and has a lot of experience teaching Westerners. He is the 12th generation master of Chen-Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, and Shaolin Temple longquan.
Time/Date: 10 am --- 11:30 am, October 12, 19
Fee: 60 yuan(US$ 7.2)
Place: In front of Jintai Gallery, inside the West Gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District
Contact Gina at linshujuan@chinadaily. com. cn.
29. The underline word “residence” in the second text possibly refers to ______ .
A. a work B. a famous person C. a park D. a house
30. If John wants to learn Chinese sword play, he may go to _____.
A. Ditan Park at 2 pm --- 3:30 pm, October 10
B. Fuchengmennei Dajie at 2:30 pm --- 4:30 pm, October 16
C. the South Gate of Chaoyang Park at 8:30 am
D. Chaoyang Park at 10 am --- 11:30 am, October 12, 19
31. If you are free from 10:00 am --- 11:30 am, you may go to _____.
A. learn Chinese sword play
B. hike on Heifengkou Great Wall
C. visit the museum and former residence of Lu Xun
D. take the Tai Chi class
32. In which section of the newspaper can you find the information above?
A. Sports. B. Entertainment. C. Advertisements. D. Brief News.
Shanghai Disney Resort Now Open!
Starting on June 16, 2016, Chinese Guests of all ages now have the chance to immerse themselves again and again within one of the most spectacular and innovative Disney theme parks in history.
● June & August: Monday—Thursday 09:00—21:00
● September: Monday—Friday 10:00—19:00
As the sixth in the world and the second in China (after Hong Kong Disneyland), Shanghai Disneyland creates many records among the existing Disney parks:
● the tallest theme Castle
● the first garden-designed zone
● the first pirate-themed garden
It also combines movie figures with Chinese culture, like the Chinese Zodiac Murals (生肖壁画) in the Gardens of Imagination. With inspiring music, the movie figures put on interesting performances on the street and give guests an unforgettable great time. Besides, visitors can enjoy classical musicals and stage plays, like Tarzan: Call of the Jungle, Frozen: A Sing-along Celebration, and the Lion King.
CNY 370 on ordinary days;
CNY 499 on weekends, public holidays, July and August.
A 5% discount on the basis of the original price.
Children below 3.3 feet (1 meter) can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.
Children between 3.3 and 4.6 feet (1 - 1.4 meters) and seniors above 65 years old can enjoy a 25% discount.
Take Subway Line 11 and get off at Disneyland Park Station.
Take bus line Pudong 50, Pudong 51 or Pudong 52 and get off at South Public Transit Hub.
Visitors can book tickets on the official website of the park or by calling 400-180-0000 or 86-21-31580000. Let the magic begin!
21. When did Shanghai Disneyland Park open officially?
A. On July 16th, 2016. B. On June 16th, 2016.
C. On June 30th, 2016. D. On March 29th, 2016.
22. What can we know about Shanghai Disneyland Park?
A. You can take bus Line 11 there.
B. It has the biggest theme Castle in China.
C. You can enjoy classical films like Tarzan.
D. Many records are created in Shanghai Disneyland.
23. If a couple want to visit Shanghai Disneyland on August 27-28, 2016, how much should they pay?
A. About CNY 1400. B. About CNY 15000. C. About CNY 1900. D. About CNY 2200.
24. What type of writing is this text?
A. A travel journal. B. A news report.
C. An advertisement. D. An exhibition review