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    Do you want to travel to cool places, meet foreigners, and learn a foreign language? If you want, consider a study-abroad program. No matter what country you live in, you can learn world trade in Japan, study art in France, or take dancing lessons in Ghana.

    Besides the excitement of travel, one reason to study abroad is that you will experience new customs, holidays, food, art and music. Andrew was a student who once studied in France. He said, “I learned French and now I can speak French fluently. When I was in France, I learned about cultures, people and myself. I learned a lot from the stand of a native member of the country, not from a tourist’s stand.”

    Another reason for studying abroad is that you’ll gain self-confidence. Christina studied in Caracas, Venezuela, a city of 10 million people. The city is different from her hometown. Christina said she learned how to express herself in another language. That made her more confident.

    Living away from home can also help you adjust in the transition to college and adulthood. Matthew said he returned from studying in Australia with confidence and practical knowledge. “After studying abroad in high school, I found the transition to college to be easy. Being 560 miles from home didn’t seem particularly daunting(使人畏缩的) after having lived thousands of miles away.”

    1. How many reasons for studying abroad are mainly discussed in this text?

    A. Two.    B. Three.

    C. Four.    D. Five.

    2. The example of Andrew is used to show that _______.

    A. you can study art in France

    B. you can learn French when travelling

    C. you may have more chances to talk with foreigners

    D. you can experience local cultures

    3. What’s the purpose of this article?

    A. To tell stories of English speakers.

    B. To introduce study abroad program

    C. To list advantages of traveling abroad.

    D. To persuade people to join in a study-abroad program.

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    Trapped under ruins after the Iran earthquake, Dan Woolley believed he was going to die. But rather than giving up, the film-maker managed to look up ways to treat his injuries on his iPhone beneath the earth. He also wrote a moving diary for his family, allowing them to read his last messages of love and comforting them after his death. Instead, he was pulled from the ruins after a week--- and would soon meet his family.

    Mr. Woolley, from Colorado Springs, America, had raveled to Iran with his colleague David Hames. Both had been working for Charity Compassion International. He was in the hotel when the earthquake struck. Buried under tons of ruins, the film-maker downloaded a first aid application to his iPhone. He used the instructions from the app to treat the serious bleeding. He used his shirt to tie off the injury on his leg and a sock to bandage the back of his head. The app advised him not to go to sleep if he felt sleepy. Mr. Woolley set his phone alarm to go off every 20 minutes to keep him awake.

    Mr Woolley used a small black notebook to write messages to his family, including his son and wife. He had thought his relatives would read them after he was dead.

    “ I was in a big accident. Don’t be upset at God,” he wrote. “ I’m still praying that God will get me out, but he may not. But he will always take care of you.”

    Mr Woolley was eventually rescued by a French rescue team. After being flown to Miami for surgery, he said, “I cried. At that time I wanted to use that time to do everything I could for my family. I always wanted to survive, but I knew that was something that I couldn’t control.”

    New technology really played a huge part in our life.

    4. In the diary, Mr Woolly noted that _________.

    A. he was looking for ways to survive

    B. his iPhone was very useful

    C. he wanted to do something for his family

    D. this might be his last message

    5. Which of the following shows the right order of the events?

    a. He was trapped under the ruins.

    b. He downloaded a first aid application.

    c. He treated the injuries properly.

    d. He followed instructions to treat the bleeding.

    A. abdc    B. bacd

    C. acbd    D. bdac

    6. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    A. Woolley was confident that he would survive.

    B. Woolley was making a film when the earthquake broke out.

    C. Woolley is now recovering in an Iran hospital.

    D. Woolley tried to stay conscious under the ruins.

    7. What’s the best title for the text?

    A. A large Earthquake Hit Iran    B. Determined Will Saved Woolley

    C. A Man Used an iPhone to Survive    D. Nothing More Important Than Family

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    The game of rugby football was played at Rugby School between 1750 and 1859, but players were not allowed to run with it in their hands towards the other side’s goal. With no limit to the number of players per side, hundreds would participate in it, sometimes resulting in major injuries. The innovation(创新) of running with the ball was introduced between 1859 and 1865. The popular myth of the sport’s origin states that Rugby pupil William Webb Ellis broke the local rules by running forward with the ball in his hands in 1823. Rugby School produced the first written rules for their version of the sport in 1845.

    In the result that the teams still tied at the end of the match, a drop goal shootout was held. The selected kickers of the two teams would have one shot at the goal each and would take turns shooting at the goal until one of the kickers missed.

    In England, rugby union is widely regarded as an “establishment” sport, played mostly by members of the upper and middle classes. For example, many students at private schools and grammar schools play in rugby union. In France, rugby is also widely played and has a strong tradition in the Basque people along the border regions between Spain and France. The game is very popular in South Africa among both blacks and whites, having been introduced by English-speaking settlers in the 19th century. British colonists also brought the game with them to Australia and New Zealand, where the game is widely played. It has spread then to much of Polynesia, having particularly strong followings in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.

    An official rugby union ball is made of leather or suitable material. Rugby shirts were formerly made of cotton but are now made of a cotton and polyester (涤纶) mix. This material has the advantage of not absorbing as much water or mud as cotton alone.

    8. Which of the following statements is WRONG about the ancient rugby?

    A. Players often got injured.

    B. A great number of people could take part.

    C. Players could run forward with the ball in their hands before 1823.

    D. Written rules were first made in Rugby School in the 1840s.

    9. Why was a drop goal shootout made?

    A. To select outstanding players.

    B. To encourage the audience’s curiosity.

    C. To make the match exciting.

    D. To decide the winner of the match.

    10. The third paragraph mainly talks about _______.

    A. the popularity of rugby sport

    B. how rugby union was established in England

    C. how British people spread the sport

    D. the origin and development of rugby

    11. Rugby shirts made of cotton alone ___________.

    A. are easy to absorb much water and mud

    B. are replaced by polyester shirt finally

    C. are much more expensive than polyester

    D. are much suitable to the players

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    Weekend job? Part time? Full time?

    Whatever kind of job you’re going for, the way to go about it is much the same ... ( For info regarding employment law, pay, etc, see the Holiday Jobs fact file.)

    Young people change job at average of four times in their first three years of employment.

    Where to look

    Jobs are advertised in:

    *Job vacancy(空缺) websites

    *Newspapers (local and national)

    *Recruitment agencies

    *Shop windows

    You could also take your CV along your local high street---- even if they have no vacancies you can show them how excellent you are, so when they do have a vacancy you’ll be the person they call.

    What’s a CV?

    It stands for Curriculum Vitae, and is basically one side of A4 containing your personal details, skills and experience. You can find out how to do a CV via the links below.

    Covering letters & application forms

    You need to send a cover letter with a CV, and some employers want you to complete an application form. There’s detailed information on cover letters and application forms in the websites listed below.

    Not got any experience?

    Everyone has to get a first job, and you can big up your transferable (可转换的) skills on your CV. If the job description asks for “Excellent communication skills” or “ Organizational skills”, you can mention occasions when you had to use these skills, e.g. being a monitor or getting all your coursework in on time.

    The interview

    If an employer rates your CV/application form, you’ll be invited to an interview. The general rules of interviews are:

    * Dress a little smarter than those who do the job already.

    * Turn up on time.

    * Greet the person who’s interviewing you by name: “Hi Joe/Mr Smith (depending on which you’d think they prefer), nice to meet you”.

    * Tell the truth.

    * Think about what questions you’ll be asked and prepare your answers in advance.

    12. Who is this passage most probably written for?

    A. Those who have lost their jobs.

    B. Those who want to employ workers.

    C. Those who are seeking their first job.

    D. Those who are seeking career development.

    13. What needn’t you send to an employer when applying for a job?

    A. A CV.    B. A cover letter.

    C. An application form    D. A recommendation letter.

    14. According to the writer, we should do the following EXCEPT _______.

    A. preparing our answers before an interview

    B. arriving as early as possible for an interview

    C. taking our CV to high street with no vacancies

    D. telling the truth about ourselves in an interview

    15. Where do we most probably read this passage?

    A. On a website.    B. In a newspaper.

    C. In a magazine.    D. On TV.

    题型:阅读理解  知识点:广告布告类阅读
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    For many of us, the real stress begins when a test actually starts. Here are some important ways to manage the stress and do your best on an exam.

    Show up on time. Get the test off to the best possible start by getting there on time. ____16____. However, arriving too early could give you time to sit there and worry about things.

    Stay focused and relaxed. Focused and relaxed? Does that sound impossible? Well, what we mean is this: keep your mind on the test, but don’t tighten up. ____17____. If you feel so nervous that you are afraid you might actually snap your pencil in your hand, try that deep-breathing thing for a moment. Then get right back to the test questions.

    ____18____. Don’t worry if you still have some stress while you begin the test. Almost everyone feels this because you want to do your best and get a good grade. The key is to accept it and not let worrying about the stress make you even more stressed.

    Read the directions. Take a minute to read the test instructions before you get started. ____19____. And you won’t have to waste time going back and redoing any work because you don’t understand the directions.

    And finally --- one more important thing. Once the test is over, try not to think about it for a while. Instead of worrying about what grade you might get, reward yourself for making it through the test. Hang out with your friends, or spend an afternoon doing something that makes you happy.____20____. And more tests will come along soon. So just enjoy the fact that you’re finished with one!

    A. Expect and accept a little bit of stress.

    B. You can’t do anything to change your grade now.

    C. This will keep you from making simple mistakes.

    D. Know ahead of time how many questions there are.

    E. Arriving late might make you feel rushed and nervous.

    F. After all, you don’t want to spend ten minutes on a super-hard question.

    G. Try to stay loose and cool so that you can move through the questions one by one.

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