A“blogger” is a person who writes on an Internet website called a “blog”. The word “blog” is a 41 way of saying“web log”, or “personal website”. Anyone can start a 42 , and they can write about anything they like.
There are millions of blogs on the internet today. They 43 news, information and ideas for people who read them. They contain 44 to other websites, and they provide a place for people to write their 45 and react to the ideas of others.
A research company called Perseus has 46 more than 3,000 web logs. It says that blogs are most 47 with teenage girls. They use them to 48 their friends know what is happening in their lives. The study 49 says that more than 100,000 bloggers stopped taking part in the activity after a year.
50 , some people develop 51 blogs to present political and other ideas. 52 , the Republican and Democratic parties in the southern state of Kentucky recently started their own blogs. And American companies are beginning to use blogs to advertise their 53 .
At the same time, some long-standing blogs have 54 . Last week, blogging leader Dave Winer closed his free blog service “weblogs. com”. He said the site became too expensive to 55 . He started the blog four years ago, and thousands of people had 56 on it. They were 57 that the site had been closed.
One blog that is still going 58 is called Rebecca’s Pocket. Rebecca Blood created the website in 1999. She wrote about the history of blogs on the site. That 59 led to a book called The Weblog Handbook. It has been 60 into four languages so far.
41. 【小题1】A. short
42. 【小题2】A. company
43. 【小题3】A. debate
44. 【小题4】A. issues
45. 【小题5】A. reasons
46. 【小题6】A. served
47. 【小题7】A. popular
48. 【小题8】A. ask
49. 【小题9】A. instead
50. 【小题10】A. Besides
C. In fact
51. 【小题11】A. fierce
52. 【小题12】A. For example
B. In total
C. In the end
D. On the contrary
53. 【小题13】A. products
54. 【小题14】A. recognized
55. 【小题15】A. advertise
56. 【小题16】A. written
57. 【小题17】A. happy
58. 【小题18】A. devoted
59. 【小题19】A. character
60. 【小题20】A. dipped
In many shops the ___35___ has to wait for someone to serve him.And when ___36___ some clerk does notice you, you are made to feel as if you were interrupting him.Either he is ___37___ in deep thought in which he hates to be disturbed or he is chatting with a girl clerk and you feel like ___38___ for "being too rude". He shows no interest either in you or in the goods he ___39___ to sell. Yet possibly the very clerk who is now so indifferent(冷漠的) began his career with hope and ___40___. The daily work was too much for him; the newness disappears slowly; his only pleasures were found outside of working hours; and he saw younger clerks who had more enthusiasm in their work promoted over him. He became sour. That was the last stage. His usefulness was over.
35. A. salesman B. passenger C. manager D. customer
36. A. firstly B. especially C. absolutely D. finally
37. A. absorbed B. devoted C. busy D. attracted
38. A. forgiving B. apologizing C. favoring D. approving
39. A. paid B. is paid C. was paid D. pays
40. A. content B. sympathy C. surprise D. enthusiasm
Third Culture Kids
As more cities and companies become increasing international, there is a growing number of children that are creating their own sub-culture. Often 41 to as TCKs (Third Culture Kids) or Global Nomads, these students have a(n) 42 impact on the global community.
So who are these Third Culture Kids? They are not a new phenomenon. As one looks 43 history, there is a realization that certain groups of people have led highly 44 lives, a key 45 in describing TCKs. They often 46 their parents into another country and spend a significant part of his or her development years outside the parents’ culture. They are 47 to new cultures and to other people in the community who 48 move constantly. Their numbers 49 into the hundreds of thousands and are increasing. Ease of 50 and constant relocation of people through multinational companies and global business links contribute to this 51 .
The question “Who am I?” is frequently asked by TCKs. They have 52 a host of cultural identities, and have built relationships to all the cultures, 53 not having full ownership of any. Although elements from each culture are absorbed into TCK’s life experience, the sense of 54 is in relationship to others of a similar background.
As you enter into the world of TCKs, one might suspect they are no 55 . But it is 56 , after spending only a short time with them, that they bring a deep knowledge from inside and a special ability to compare 57 and local issues. They represent many countries and cultures. They are the future cross-culturalists and 58 future politicians, diplomats, government employees and educators. They certainly experience a different lifestyle compared to their mono-cultural peers but we can benefit from their global and 59 lives. So, whatever one chooses to label the international students as ---TCKs, Global Nomads, or Global Souls ---we will gain unbelievable 60 ____.
41. A. referred B. appealed C. subscribed D. submitted
42. A. initial B. temporary C. immediate D. tremendous
43. A. down on B. back on C. up to D. forward to
44. A. adventurous B. mobile C. civilized D. primitive
45. A. figure B. reason C. cause D. factor
46. A. drive B. divide C. accompany D. invite
47. A. connected B. addicted C. exposed D. committed
48. A. frequently B. also C. rarely D. altogether
49. A. change B. burst C. break D. extend
50. A. communication B. travel C. interaction D. export
51. A. tradition B. shift C. option D. trend
52. A. revealed B. discovered C. accumulated D. accelerated
53. A. as B. so C. when D. while
54. A. belonging B. achievement C. possessing D. responsibility
55. A. exception B. denying C. doubtful D. different
56. A. clear B. vital C. universal D. essential
57. A. international B. updated C. complicated D. specific
58. A. luckily B. necessarily C. hopefully D. generally
59. A. professional B. spiritual C. material D. colorful
60. A. awards B. rewards C. popularity D. success
Some adults spend a lot of time trying to stop children playing. They are usually people who think of play as being the 41 of work and therefore a waste of time. For humans, work is a way of getting food to eat, and like humans, 42 must spend time doing the 43 things. Regardless of this, children 44 playing, and so do other young animals. It is quite 45 to keep both a small child and a young cat 46 for hours with a piece of paper.
Hunting may be the most obvious skill 47 in play, but it is far from being the only one. Lambs and goat kids play 48 , although they will never 49 anything other than some grass. But for these young animals too, 50 is an important part of learning. Sheep and goats are 51 hill and mountain animals. Running and skipping exercise young legs and develop a strong sense of 52 that will keep them safe on the steepest rocks.
53 animals play, is not so different. 54 trees and catching flies are not the most obvious training for the adult world, but the flexibility 55 in these activities is similar to that required of a bus driver or businessman.
What we know about animals shows us that playing is a very good way of 56 , so maybe one of the best ways for 57 to learn is also by playing. Children find playing is fun, but 58 notice that they are also learning at the same time. Most people continue to play games long after they have become 59 , and perhaps that is because we rely so much on our 60 to learn.
41. A. reward B. opposite C. basis D. nature
42. A. animals B. children C. parents D. cats
43. A. same B. ordinary C. dull D. chief
44. A. delay B. regret C. enjoy D. ignore
45. A. possible B. necessary C. reasonable D. difficult
46. A. annoyed B. alarmed C. amazed D. amused
47. A. kept B. practiced C. tested D. required
48. A. endlessly B. clumsily C. crazily D. aggressively
49. A. hunt B. plant C. learn D. catch
50. A. jump B. work C. play D. walk
51. A. strangely B. initially C. naturally D. equally
52. A. direction B. space C. distance D. balance
53. A. Based on B. Compared with C. Inspired by D. Developed form
54. A. Climbing B. Growing C. Watering D. Cutting
55. A. reduced B. allowed C. damaged D. needed
56. A. learning B. exercising C. improving D. growing
57. A. adults B. creatures C. humans D. students
58. A. generally B. hardly C. possibility D. truly
59. A. mature B. wise C. athletic D. strong
60. A. flexibility B. liberty C. responsibility D. curiosity
The responsibilities of job, home and family all too often transform the daily routine into a huge burden. Enjoying quality leisure time becomes 51 .
True leisure means engaging in a 52 and rewarding activity without being 53 by other aspects of your life. Sometimes, the 54 you experience during the week make you place great emphasis on weekends and other days off. You hope to relax, but the stress is 55 . You can't rest even when you have the time to do so. When time is limited, leisure activities are usually the first items to 56 from the daily schedule.
If you routinely 57 your leisure time because you have "more important things to do," you may be underestimating how much time the things 58 take. Most people routinely shortchange themselves on the amount of time required to complete a given task. The problem is a 59 to evaluate performance honestly.
60 , simplifying your life will let you have more windows of opportunity to do stuff just for fun. Maybe you need to relearn to relax.
Spare Time for Your 61 : Devote one afternoon or evening per week 62 to doing something that you enjoy, listening to music, assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Do whatever you always wish to but never seem to find time for. And do it where there's nothing to remind you of other 63 .
Choose Low-Tech: The popular fascination with technological advances in all areas of life has diverted(偏离) attention from the simple pleasures of many 64 pastimes. People think they must have the best, most up-to-date equipment available to enjoy themselves. When 65 trends becomes the focus, the pure pleasure of leisure is lost.
51. A. difficult B. essential C. noticeable D. incapable
52. A. reluctant B. pleasurable C. delicate D. disgusting
53. A. cultivated B. ashamed C. preoccupied D. oppressed
54. A. favour B. depression C. stress D. threat
55. A. reasonable B. enormous C. ignorant D. adjusted
56. A. destroy B. consider C. recognize D. disappear
57. A. estimate B. fulfill C. abandon D. expand
58. A. constantly B. actually C. initially D. equally
59. A. variety B. delay C. failure D. record
60. A. Consequently B. However C. Moreover D. Therefore
61. A. Instincts B. Images C. Desires D. Tasks
62. A. occasionally B. entirely C. primarily D. dramatically
63. A. duties B. expectations C. stimulations D. limitations
64. A. uncommon B. individual C. traditional D. physical
65. A. keeping up with B. breaking away from C. getting rid of D. making up for
The huge thirst for jobs in the civil service has made the national civil servant exam one of China’s most competitive tests. The first exam was held in 1995, and since then more and more people have 50 for it, with applications reaching a peak over the last two years.
The latest online 51 , carried out by China Youth Daily and www.qq.com, 52 that more than 73 per cent of young people want to work as civil servants. Of the 17,330 participants, about 83 per cent said they were attracted by the job's 53 , guaranteed health care and pension(抚恤金). 54 , 55 per cent said it could bring "practical profits."
Nearly 1 million people 55 to take the exam last year, yet only just over 10,000 were finally 56 . This year the stiff (severe) competition continued. The exact number of applicants is not known, with the final day for 57 today.
But the influx（流入） of applicants has already broken the exam's website once. China Youth Daily 58 that the site was forced to close for maintenance due to 59 high traffic on the night of October 16. In a typical year several hundred applicants will apply for many of the jobs listed. For example, the five job vacancies 60 by the secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party have this year 61 more than 3,880 applicants.
In general, the exam means 50 people competing for one post, the report said. 62 as civil servants are attractive, not only because of the stable income and good health care, but also because of the low risks 63 with the power and 64 the positions enjoy. Among the total 6 million public servants, around 20,000 were dismissed between 1996 and 2003.
A. put up
B. signed up
C. made up
D. taken up
What are consequences of laziness? Many young persons seem to think it of not much consequence 1they do not improve their time well in youth, vainly 2they can make it up by careful work or effort when they are 3. They also think it is shameful for men and women to be lazy, 4that there can be no harm in persons who are young spending their time in any 5they please.
George Jones thought 6. At the age of 16, he went to an academy to prepare to enter college. His father obtained books for him, clothed him, and paid for schooling at his great 7. But George thought of nothing but present 8. When called to recite, he went red and what he recited were not the right words, 9the whole class would burst into laughter. Such are the applauses (掌声) a lazy person gets. 10, though he passed a very poor examination, he was 11with the test. It was those who 12him that thought it was possible that the reason why he didn’t 13questions better was that he was frightened.
However, in college there is not much 14shown to bad scholars. George had 15his studies so long that he fell behind. Poor fellow! He paid 16for his laziness. All the good scholars 17him; they were ashamed to be seen in his 18. He was growing discouraged. Eventually, he had to quit college. Such are the 19of laziness.
Therefore, we should, from this history, take 20, and “stamp improvement on the wings of time”.
1.A. as B. until C. if D. since
2.A. expecting B. regretting C. indicating D. requiring
3.A. older B. better C. taller D. stronger
4.A. and B. but C. for D. or
5.A. order B. sense C. manner D. pattern
6.A. so B. again C. aloud D. ahead
7.A. sale B. speed C. length D. expense
8.A. purpose B. pleasure C. memory D. situation
9.A. so that B. in case C. as though D. now that
10.A. At first B. On the contrary C. At last D. In other words
11.A. faced B. satisfied C. combined D. admitted
12.A. saved B. examined C. submitted D. appreciated
13.A. come up with B. respond to C. end up with D. add to
14.A. motivation B. dignity C. interest D. mercy
15.A. ignored B. explored C. interrupted D. strengthened
16.A. generously B. greedily C. constantly D. dearly
17.A. saved B. attracted C. avoided D. recommended
18.A. college B. company C. class D. community
19.A. characteristics B. causes C. states D. wages
20.A. action B. charge C. warning D. advice
No one likes the “old people” smell. No one, not even the 41 people. Trust me, I know.
I volunteer at a hospice of Alzheimer’s Care(老年痴呆患者临终安养院). My health book 42 a pretty picture of hospices, describing them as homes where family members and the sick can work together in 43 incurable illness. It shows pictures of 44 patients speaking to doctors, with, of course, loving ones around them.
That’s 45 what a hospice is. There aren’t family members, only cards sent periodically during the year. The 46 I help seldom smile because they’re struggling to 47 where they are, what year it is, 48 their own names.
And they don’t like the “old people” smell—the smell of disease, of medicine and sweat, or of the lost self-respect. They don’t like it. But they 49 in it.
Next week is my 50 . I’m moving soon and I won’t have to 51 that hospice. I won’t have to 52 a woman who can’t even close her mouth, or 53 a man who’s crying because he can’t stop shaking 54 enough to tie his shoes. I won’t have to run for a nurse when Evelyn falls out of her wheel-chair.
But I feel far from 55 . After four years of volunteering, the place is the same as the day I started. All the 56 remains fresh, never to be cut through by youthful spirits.
Some visit. Some bring cake and puppy dogs and flowers. But only 57 . When you were born, loving arms held you. Shouldn’t you 58 that way too? Shouldn’t the elderly, who’ve lived their lives, raised their 59 and contributed to society be cared about? Shouldn’t they end feeling loved? Why don’t 60 ?
Most shoplifters (商店扒手) agree that he January sales offer wonderful opportunities for the hard-working thief. 41 the shops so crowded and the staff so busy, it does not require any extraordinary talent to help you to take one or two little things and escape 42 . It is known, in the business, as “hoisting”.
But now the hoisting game is not 43 it used to be. Even at the height of the sales, shoplifters today never know 44 they are being watched by one of those evil little balls that hang from the ceilings of so many department stores above the most desirable goods.
As if that was not trouble enough for them, they can now be filmed 45 and obliged to attend a showing of their performance in court.
Selfridges was the first big London store to install closed-circuit videotape equipment to watch its sales floors. In October last year, the store won its first court 46 for shoplifting using an evidence of a videotape clearly showing a couple 47 dresses. It was an important test case which 48 other stores to install similar equipment.
When the balls, called sputniks, first make a(n) 49 in shops, it was widely believed that their only function was to 50 shoplifters. Their 51 ridiculous appearances, the curious holes and red lights going on and off, certainly make the theory believable.
It did not take long, 52 , for serious shoplifters to start showing suitable 53 . Soon after the equipment was 54 at Selfridges, store detective Brian Chadwick was sitting in the control room watching a woman 55 putting bottles of perfume into her bag.
"As she turned to go," Chadwick 56 , "she suddenly looked up at the ‘sputnik’ and stopped. She could not 57 have seen that the camera was trained on her because it is completely hidden, but she 58 have had a feeling that I was looking at her."
"For a moment she paused, but then she 59 to counter and started putting everything 60 . When she had finished, she opened her bag towards the camera to show it was empty and hurried out of the store."
41. A. As B. With C. For D. Since
42. A. noticed B. noticing C. unnoticed D. unnoticing
43. A. how B. that C. which D. what
44. A. if B. that C. how D. why
45. A. at rest B. at attention C. at work D. at shock
46. A. case B. theft C. discussion D. conversation
47. A. trying B. wearing C. stealing D. packaging
48. A. stopped B. kept C. encouraged D. called
49. A. difference B. influence C. appearance D. function
50. A. attack B. calm C. excite D. frighten
51. A. somehow B. somewhat C. anyhow D. somewhere
52. A. however B. thus C. therefore D. anyway
53. A. respect B. interest C. fright D. courage
54. A. in operation B. in case C. in trouble D. in advance
55. A. publicly B. bravely C. quickly D. secretly
56. A. replied B. repeated C. recalled D. requested
57. A. possibly B. politely C. pleasantly D. patiently
58. A. could B. would C. should D. must
59. A. came B. left C. returned D. rushed
60. A. off B. in C. up D. back
I never looked up when my friends were talking and joking about the ratarded (智障的) boy a few tables away. It didn’t even cross my mind that he might feel 41 when people whispered about him. So I just let them talk.
Then came the day when I learned my little brother Martin’s testing for autism (自闭症) came out positive (阳性). I had never thought about him like that. I broke 42 , crying. Everything had just changed. He was no longer a(n) 43 little boy.
Over time, I was able to accept his 44 a little more. We had to 45 because Martin needed treatment. So Martin and I both started at a new school. One day, I was standing in the bus line waiting when a “ short ” bus (for the retarded) came and 46 up some kids. The children in the other line started making 47 about the “ retarded ” on that bus and I felt a 48 feeling in my heart. I said quietly that those comments weren’t very nice, 49 no one listened.
My family moved again. In the new school I got a 50 to speak up pretty soon. That day, in a band class, my teacher 51 our playing to make some comments, “ …Guys, we’re playing like the kids on the short bus! Come on! ” The entire room was laughing loudly. I felt very 52 . Then, I raised my hand. I wasn’t sure what I was going to say but I wanted to be heard.
The whole class 53 down. My mouth opened and this came out: “ I don’t think we should make fun of the short bus, because there are people on that bus who have a lot in common with us and have the same feelings as we do.” I could feel my 54 getting louder. “ So I would 55 it if you didn’t make fun of them.”
The room was very quiet and everyone stared at me. My teacher 56 for his words and then started the song again. At the end of the class, everyone was giving me strange looks. But I didn’t 57 , because I knew three things: I had spoken the 58 , I had taught everyone something, and while everyone in the classroom was being a follower, I had 59 to take a different path since I wanted to become a 60 and a role model.
41．A．amazed B．hurt C．uncertain D．cold
42．A．off B．in C．down D．away
43．A．normal B．noisy C．outstanding D．impressive
44．A．pain B．interest C．opinion D．illness
45．A．change B．move C．quit D．study
46．A．set B．took C．brought D．picked
47．A．jokes B．complaints C．choices D．discoveries
48．A．violent B．strange C．confusing D．clear
49．A．because B．if C．but D．so
50．A．chance B．position C．topic D．point
51．A．encouraged B．bothered C. enjoyed D．stopped
52．A．bad B．embarrassed C．tense D．guilty
53．A．sat B．slowed C．quieted D．looked
54．A．pace B．voice C．pulse D．breath
55．A．excuse B．appreciate C．stand D．permit
56．A．apologized B．fought C．allowed D．argued
57．A．understand B．notice C．return D．care
58．A．wisdom B．importance C．matter D．truth
59．A．helped B．decided C．agreed D．hoped
60．A．reporter B．thinker C．leader D．trainer
Ordinary people in Britain have more washing machines and cars than in 1946. They also have more fear of unemployment. While once the nation’s heroes used to be 21 or politicians, today they are more likely to be 22 faces on television or in films.
These are just some of the 23 discovered in surveys by the Market Research Society. More than 3,000 people were 24 and the results were compared with a 25 survey in 1946. Many people are better off and women spend much less time in the 26 looking after their families. Also people’s 27 in clothing and entertainment have changed considerably. They 28 more casually than they used to. And while “an evening out” used to mean a 29 to the cinema, today it is more 30 to involve going to a restaurant or to a disco. Some things, 31 ,have not changed. People still adore 32 like Casablanca even though they usually watch them on the 33 or video instead of in the cinema. And despite the variety of 34 food now available, a quarter of the people still prefer 35 food they’re used to for a long time.
One of the most 36 things of the new research is the lack of ambition among the 37 . Many executives (管理者）feel that they have 38 all their most important goals in life in their mid-forties. Most of them said they would prefer to 39 in their fifties rather than go on working for a(n) 40 .
21. A. designers B. housewives C. actors D. soldiers
22. A. famous B. ordinary C. serious D. happy
23. A. advantages B. comments C. changes D. statistics
24. A. introduced B. informed C. questioned D. discovered
25. A. secret B. similar C. recent D. meaningful
26. A. home B. kindergarten C. nursery D. hospital
27. A. behaviors B. tastes C. performances D. researches
28. A. talk B. dress C. walk D. behave
29. A. access B. reply C. visit D. reference
30. A. beneficial B. important C. convenient D. likely
31. A. therefore B. furthermore C. meanwhile D. however
32. A. novels B. films C. dresses D. models
33. A. television B. radio C. stage D. ground
34. A. expensive B. frozen C. foreign D. classic
35. A. fried B. tasty C. healthy D. traditional
36. A. surprising B. positive C. ridiculous D. exciting
37. A. teens B. young C. elderly D. middle-aged
38. A. set B. achieved C. established D. missed
39. A. retire B. study C. compete D. succeed
40. A. experience B. living C. experiment D. promotion
Why do young adult children become independent so much later than they did in 1970，when the average age of independent living was 21? Why have reduced class sizes and increased per-pupil expenditures (花销）not _41__ higher academic achievement levels? Why is the mental health of today’s kids so poor when __42__ with that of children in the 1960s and before? Why do today’s __43__ become defensive when told by teachers that their children have misbehaved in school?
The answer is in two words: parental __44__. Those two words best summarize the __45__ between “old” child raising and new, post-1960s parenting. Then, the general philosophy was that parents were not to be __46__ involved with their kids. They were available __47__ emergency, but they stood a (an) __48__distance from their kids and allowed them to experience
the benefits of the trial-and-error process. It was the child’s __49__ , back then, to keep his or her parents from getting involved. That was __50__ children learned to be responsible and determined.
Today’s parents help their kids with almost everything. These are parents who are __51__ when it comes to an understanding of their purpose in their kids’lives. Their involvement leads them to personalize everything that happens to their kids; __52__, the defensiveness. But given that schools and mental health professionals have been pushing parent involvement for nearly four decades, the confusion and defensiveness are __53__.
University researchers analyzed three decades of data relating to parent participation in children’s academics. Their conclusions __54__ what I’ve been saying since the 1980s: parental help with homework __55__ a child’s academic achievement and is not reflected on standardized tests.
Parents who manage a child’s social life interfere with(干预，阻挠) the __56__ of good social skills. Parents who manage a child’s after-school activities grow kids who don’t know how to __57__ their own free time. Parents who get involved in their kids’ __58__ with peers（伙伴） grow kids who don’t know how to avoid much less trouble.
These kids have anxieties and fears of all sorts and don’t want to leave their __59__. And their parents, when the time comes, don’t know how to __60__ being parents. You can imagine what will become of their future.
41. A. touched on B. counted on C. resulted in D. taken in
42. A. associated B. compared C. linked D. matched
43. A. psychologists B. adolescents C. youths D. parents
44. A. involvement B. protection C. assistance D. preference
45. A. similarities B. differences C. choices D. relations
46. A. slightly B. passively C. fairly D. highly
47. A. in view of B. in spite of C. in case of D. in fear of
48. A. safe B. equal C. long D. short
49. A. fault B. turn C. job D. attitude
50. A. when B. why C. how D. what
51. A. amazed B. disappointed C. confused D. satisfied
52. A. thus B. still C. yet D. however
53. A. unreasonable B. understandable C. changeable D. avoidable
54. A. convinced B. confirmed C. realized D. reflected
55. A. lowers B. decides C. helps D. encourages
56. A. appearance B. performance C. development D. establishment
57. A. value B. fill C. devote D. save
58. A. communication B. cooperation C. conflicts D. competitions
59. A. school B. home C. career D. profession
60. A. stop B. ignore C. consider D. start
Many Chinese youth enjoy American country music or Western pop songs. They drink Coca-Cola, 41 at McDonald’s, and watch Hollywood’s 42 movies. Western popular culture has established 43 in Asia.
In the same way, some Chinese culture has become very fashionable in the West. Westerners have always appreciated delicious Chinese 44 . But the current interest in 45 culture extends 46 the food. Some of today’s latest trends among Westerners are 47 from China and have made their way in the West. Here are some 48 .
Starbucks coffee is popular in Asia, 49 bubble tea（泡泡茶）has recently become the new 50 drink in North America. It has 51 in coffee shops and teahouses all over the US and Canada. Although this Asia drink started out as simple iced tea that is shaken to produce 52 , bubble tea can now mean a variety of Asia tea beverage（饮料）. The fact is 53 more and more Americans are willing to drink bubble tea now.
Most Westerners can’t 54 Chinese characters(汉字). But today Chinese 55 are quite popular among Western youth. Characters can be seen on T-shirts, baseball caps, jewelry and many other items, 56 many Westerners think Chinese characters look cool, even if they don’t know what they mean.
Until recently, Westerners considered tofu an exotic（外来的）Asia food. But as its health 57 have become 58 known in the West, tofu can be found in many Western 59 . Western cooks now use this food in ways that Chinese cooks probably 60 dreamed of.
41.A. cry B. laugh C. work D. eat
42. A. oldest B. funniest C. latest D. silent
43. A. concepts B. thoughts C. roots D. ideas
44. A. cooking B. cook C. cooker D. cooks
45. A. American B. Chines C. Western D. Canadian
46. A. on B. under C. beyond D. across
47. A. brought B. borrowed C. caught D. lent
48. A. countries B. places C. names D. examples
49. A. and B. but C. however D so
50. A. popular B. hot C. cold D. bitter
51. A. come B. appeared C. disappeared D. opened
52. A. coffee B. tea C. bubble D. ice
53. A. that B. what C. which D. why
54. A. write B. spell C. speak D. read
55. A. characters B. lifestyles C. traditions D. cultures
56. A. although B. otherwise C. because D. however
57. A. harm B. disadvantages C. uses D. benefits
58. A. good B. better C. hardly D. best
59. A. hotels B. houses C. shops D. kitchens
60. A. never B. usually C. forever D. ever
Parents , the most selfless people on Earth are the biggest reason for your existence. However, we often 41 to appreciate(感激) their efforts. And by the time we realize this, it's 42 late. So, don't wait for any 43 day to say sweet things to your parents and tell them how 44 you're for whatever they've done for you.
First, 45 you often forget to call your parents and 46 them how much you miss them, they may often feel you're not making any47 to stay in touch with them.
Second, you should hug them. You can't possibly 48 whatever they've done for you, but this small gesture(姿势) will 49 make them feel special.
Third, let your emotions out in time, because you 50 know, there might not be a tomorrow to express your 51. We all have been mean to our 52 at times, and have said things that 53 them deeply. If so, all you can do is apologize（道歉） from the bottom of your 54.
Finally, 55 them know that they're the real superheroes in your life. You can never 56 them enough. They've always been your 57 to move forward. They taught you all the small and big things about life. They always 58 you to work hard and become a successful person in life. Even though you may have 59 in a race or failed in an exam, they were and still are your number one 60. So, express yourself before your parents before it’s too late. ( 251 words)
41. A. fail B. fall C. want D. wait
42. A. very B. rather C. too D. fairly
43. A. good B. wonderful C. special D. beautiful
44. A. lucky B. grateful C. sorry D. regretful
45. A. when B. since C. unless D. if
46. A. ask B. tell C. inform D. find
47. A. mistakes B. will C. wish D. efforts
48. A. give back B. send back C. give away D. put away
49. A. surely B. luckily C. sincerely D. entirely
50. A. ever B. hardly C. never D. almost
51. A. regret B. love C. worry D. happiness
52. A. teachers B. friends C. parents D. classmates
53. A. hurt B. move C. inspire D. discourage
54. A. soul B. mind C. brain D. heart
55. A. get B. let C. bet D. set
56. A. believe B. know C. apologise D. thank
57. A. advantage B. hope C. strength D. bank
58. A. needed B. asked C. forced D. encouraged
59. A. won B. lost C. competed D. succeeded
60. A. fans B. heroes C. examples D. teachers
There are more than forty universities in Britain—nearly twice as many as in 1960. During the 1960s eight completely new ones were founded，and ten other new ones were created __16__ converting (转变) old colleges of technologies into universities. In the same period the __17__ of students more than doubled, from 70，000 to __18__ than 200，000. By 1973 about 10% of men aged from eighteen to twenty-one were in universities and about 5% of women.
All the universities are __19__ institutions. Each has its __20__ governing councils(委员会), __21__ some local businessmen and local politicians as __22__ as a few college teachers.
The state began to give grants(拨款) to them fifty years __23__， and by 1970 each university got nearly all its __24__ from state grants. Students have to __25__ fees and living costs, but every student may receive from the local authority of the place __26__ he lives a personal grant which is enough to pay his full costs, including housing and __27__ unless his parents are __28__. Most __29__ take jobs in the summer for about six weeks，but they do not __30__ do outside __31__ during the academic year. The Department of Education takes __32__ for the payment which covers the whole expenditure(费用) of the __33__， but it does not exercise direct control. It can have an important influence __34__ new developments through its power to distribute funds, but it takes the advice of the University Grants Committee, a body which is mainly __35__ of academics.
16．A. with B．by C．at D．into
17．A. amount B．quantity C．lot D．number
18．A. more B．much C．less D．fewer
19．A. individual B．private C．state D．personal
20．A. self B．personal C．own D．kind
21．A. making B．consisting C．including D．taking
22．A. good B．long C．little D．well
23．A. ago B．before C．after D．ever
24．A. suggestions B．grades C．profits D．funds
25．A. make B．pay C．change D．delay
26．A. what B．which C．where D．how
27．A. living B．drinking C．food D．shelter
28．A. poor B．generous C．kindhearted D．rich
29．A. professors B．students C．politicians D．businessmen
30．A. hopefully B．commonly C．frankly D．normally
31．A travel B．work C．experiment D．study
32．A. responsibility B．advice C．duty D．pleasure
33．A. government B．school C．universities D．committees
34．A. at B．to C．on D．from
35．A. consisted B．made up C．included D．taken
For lots of people，the holidays are about helping the less fortunate.__16__ than buying present for each other，a group of friends in a Vermont snowboard(单板滑雪)group like to go to their__17__homeless shelter and give them a day to__18__.They begin preparing at the__19__of the snow season by asking people who come to the mountain to__20__ old winter clothing like jackets，boots，gloves，and hats. Then the group__21__the shelter to distribute(分发) the things. Says Jay,18，one of the__22__，“We tell them，‘Now you guys are coming with us and we're going to teach you how to__23__ or snowboard all day for free.’It's awesome(极好的) to know that we are able to take their minds__24__the stress in their lives for one day.”
For this group，working together to help the homeless makes their relation__25__.They feel like a part of each other's lives in a__26__way.
It may sound no wonder until you try it，but doing something for charity(慈善)can really help you__27__better about the whole experience of giving. That's because it benefits for the__28__as well as the recipient—you're left with a feeling of belonging and being connected.
__29__to help an organization or group that fits with your__30__and the things you believe in. If you love children，buy a present for a child in need.__31__animals are your thing，talk to your local animal shelter—many distribute staples like pet food to lowincome pet__32__over the holidays. If you__33__a grandparent and would like to spend time with the Elderly，__34__out at a nursing home over the holidays. Or share a special skill. If you're good with your __35__，you can help build or paint housing for people in need.
16．A.Other B．Rather C．More D．Less
17．A.hopeless B．Curious C．local D．foreign
18．A.remember B．Forget C．forgive D．exercise
19．A.end B．start C．weather D．middle
20．A.bring B．Mend C．sell D．throw
21．A.rebuild B．Take C．leave D．visit
22．A.students B．Neighbors C．organizers D．workers
23．A.ski B．survive C．study D．struggle
24．A.for B．In C．off D．on
25．A.easier B．Cleaner C．healthier D．stronger
26．A.complete B．Meaningful C．new D．busy
27．A.live B．play C．feel D．express
28．A.giver B．visitor C．children D．officials
29．A.Promise B．Refuse C．Choose D．Answer
30．A.work B．values C．hobbies D．profession
31．A.If B．Because C．Though D．While
32．A.sellers B．bosses C．stores D．owners
33．A.visit B．Become C．miss D．dislike
34．A.look B．Send C．find D．help
35．A.hands B．Minds C．eyes D．ideas
What separates people who reach their goals from everyone else is their ability to stay on track. However, __41__ will come, and you can bet there will be chances for you to __42__ track. If you’re an athlete, it may be an injury that causes you to have to __43__ practices. If you’re trying to get to a healthy weight, you may have to travel __44__ or stay with a friend who does not like to __45__. That is to say, some kind of challenge will __46__.
How we deal with these challenges __47__ the victims from the victors. You can use challenges as a stepping __48__ or as a block, and you can use them to __49__ your ambition or block your view; the __50__is yours.
Challenges can __51__ to make you stronger and more consistent as you face each difficulty. They can even __52__ your roots to dig deeper, in search of a (an) __53__to the problem.
The problem always arises when you don’t __54__ it. If you can predict potential (潜在的) problems and plan __55__, you will have confidence and your belief in yourself will __56__ up.
Your ability to stay __57__ and overcome difficulties is __58__ will set you apart and allow you to achieve your goal.
Start working toward your dreams daily. Get started by setting __59__ what your next step. Then take __60__ as you move closer to your goal daily.
41. A. Abilities B. Goals C. Possibilities D. Challenges
42. A. get off B. stick to C. take off D. attend to
43. A. love B. strengthen C. miss D. confuse
44. A. disappointedly B. unexpectedly C. deliberately D. daily
45. A. knock over B. get through C. keep fit D. put up
46. A. arise B. raise C. appoint D. turn
47. A. separates B. protects C. shelters D. deserts
48. A. appointment B. arrangement C. stone D. expectation
49. A. produce B. ignore C. reduce D. strengthen
50. A. choice B. comment C. preparation D. promise
51. A. provide B. serve C. offer D. expect
52. A. cause B. make C. have D. let
53. A. solution B. comfort C. study D. adaptation
54. A. blame B. accept C. meet D. expect
55. A. actually B. otherwise C. beforehand D. after
56. A. put B. build C. get D. bring
57. A. solved B. focused C. deserted D. reduced
58. A. what B. that C. which D.why
59. A. down B. up C. about D. out
60. A. trouble B. behavior C. plan D. action
The child in the hospital bed was just waking up after having a throat(喉咙)operation.
His throat 26 ,and he was afraid. However, the young nurse 27 by his bed smiled so 28 that the little boy smiled back. He 29 to be afraid. The young nurse was May Paxton 30 she was deaf(聋的). May Paxton graduated 31 the Missouri School for the Deaf near the year 1909. Three years 32 she went to see Dr. Richardson about 33 nurse. Dr Richardson was one of the founders of Mercy Hospital of Kansas City. 34 had never heard of a deaf nurse. She told May that her 35 would be very low and that the work would be 36 . However, May said that hard work did not frighten her. Dr. Richardson was 37 her, and accepted May as a student nurse.
Dr. Richardson never 38 her decision. 39 , she was so pleased with May’s work that she later accepted two other deaf women as student nurses. The 40 was Miss Marian Finch, who was hard of 41 . The second was Miss Lillie Bessie. These three were 42 “the silent angles(天使) of Mercy Hospital” during the 43 they worked there.
Dr. Richardson often 44 her faith in the girls’ ability to learn nursing. She wrote to May, “For three years, you have been with us. It is wonderful to me that no man, 45 or child ever, to my knowledge, made a complaint(投诉)against you.”
26. A. cut B. hurt C. wounded D. damaged
27. A. standing B. jumping C. lying D. crying
28. A. shyly B. sadly C. cheerfully D. weakly
29. A. continued B. began C. stopped D. forgot
30. A. for B. so C. and D. but
31. A. as B. from C. with D. in
32. A. later B. before C. ago D. then
33. A. seeking B. changing C. hiring D. becoming
34. A. You B. She C. We D. He
35. A. money B. check C. pay D. price
36. A. easy B. disappointing C. joyful D. difficult
37. A. angry with B. satisfied with C. sorry for D. ashamed of
38. A. regretted B. thought of C. liked D. believed
39. A. In fact B. In a hurry C. In surprise D. In public
40. A. one B. others C. first D. other
41. A. reading B. hearing C. listening D. writing
42. A. offered B. chosen C. told D. called
43. A. year B. month C. time D. term
44. A. spoke of B. said C. heard of D. noticed
45. A. person B. woman C. boy D. girl
Children and young people tend to have certain role models – people they want to be like when they grow 41 . Though 42 children would have wished to copy their mother, father or a (n) 43 relative, gradually these role models are thought of as famous people or popular 44 . People have different opinions about 45 popular stars or other famous people are good role models for children. Charming models, such as Katie Price, are often 46 and thought highly of by young girls. This is the biggest worry of parents and teachers. They wish to 47 their children to have the concept (概念) that success is achieved through hard work and 48 rather than an attractive looking.
Most people tend to grow up to be those 49 are close to home — their parents or family friends. Some decide to be like their favorite teacher. A child who loves to 50 may want to grow to be the next Picasso or Van Gogh; Someone who loves to 51 might imagine themselves as a famous writer; if a child enjoys dancing, he or she 52 well admire a famous dancer, but this is not the 53 . A lot of dance students wish to be like their 54 teacher.
Therefore, the job of a teacher is 55 just providing knowledge of a given subject. They should be able to 56 their students’ trust and 57 them well. Helping youngsters to learn from models, to learn how to accept 58 with grace(优雅) and losing with respect, is central to any parent’s or teacher’s job. Manners are very important and a dance teacher can 59 his or her position and influence to 60 good behaviors to youngsters.
41. A. younger B. older C. stronger D. taller
42. A. at least B. at last C. at first D. at most
43. A. favorite B. generous C. ordinary D. humorous
44. A. fans B. dancers C. singers D. stars
45. A. that B. why C. whether D. if
46. A. awarded B. admired C. admitted D. afforded
47. A. encourage B. receive C. hold D. ignore
48. A. luck B. imagination C. effort D. effect
49. A. what B. which C. that D. who
50. A. read B. sing C. write D. draw
51. A. write B. read C. travel D. think
52. A. should B. may C. must D. need
53. A. deal B. trouble C. matter D. case
54. A. dance B. music C. art D. piano
55. A. better than B. less than C. more than D. rather than
56. A. receive B. lose C. gain D. accept
57. A. communicate with B. keep up with
C. come up with D. catch up with
58. A. challenging B. falling C. failing D. winning
59. A. make use of B. lose control of C. take charge of D. get rid of
60. A. turn B. press C. introduce D. push
All of us go through some difficult times as we approach teenage years. It's the age when we have to deal with the most 16 in our life. This transition (过渡) from childhood to adulthood is 17 for some, but rough for others. The most important thing about being a teenager is 18 . When we are teenagers, we would get blamed or even punished for anything wrong we do.
It's all not so 19 about being a teenager though. We don't have to have our 20 take us to somewhere we want to go or we couldn't go before. We can have 21 with friends or even alone, which we couldn’t have because we were too 22 to know what pleasure is! It’s a very enjoyable time of life. During this age, we are old enough to 23 what is good for us, and make decisions without 24 others.
But like the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can continue 25 .” During this period, we are having much 26 for our studies. If we don’t pass, we won't get jobs, and things will take a turn for the 27 . With the present world economy in 28 , we have to do really, really well in our 29 for a job. Adults say that their 30 is the hardest part of life. But I think the transition from a kid to an adult is much 31 than being already an adult. What we do in our teenage years will 32 what we become and how we lead our life in the future.
In conclusion, it is quite 33 that parents put much pressure on an already stressed out teenager. If they realized that, living condition for teenagers would be much better. 34 for the teens ourselves we should get to know what is best for us. What’s more, we should understand the right 35 of life we choose at this age can make us happy for the rest of our existence.
16. A. chances B. changes C. feelings D. expectations
17. A. smooth B. practical C. demanding D. necessary
18. A. knowledge B. independence C. confidence D. responsibility
19. A. easy B. strange C. bad D. interesting
20. A. guides B. partners C. parents D. friends
21. A. fun B. trouble C. relation D. business
22. A. proud B. young C. smart D. mature
23. A. predict B. remember C. imagine D. understand
24. A. guiding B. helping C. inviting D. consulting
25. A. occasionally B. briefly C. forever D. naturally
26. A. pressure B. passion C. motivation D. panic
27. A. better B. worse C. fewer D. more
28. A. decline B. hope C. increase D. debt
29. A. contribution B. education C. application D. qualification
30. A. promotion B. work C. experience D. age
31. A. harder B. happier C. easier D. lighter
32. A. reflect B. confirm C. determine D. identify
33. A. vital B. urgent C. common D. unnecessary
34. A. Or B. Otherwise C. But D. Because
35. A. experience B. way C. condition D. power