_______ , every road leads to Rome, and I do believe hard work pays off.
A．In all B．All in all
C．First of all D．After all
Next, she tied several chopsticks together, _______ a family. She showed the girls it was hard to break the tied chopsticks.
Has the cost of the hotel _______ the expense?
A．figured in B．figured out
C．figure on D．figure up
With the outbreak _______, schools began to open one after another.
C．weakened D．to weaken
Data show that kids and teens who do read frequently, compared to infrequent readers, have more books in the home, and parents will set _______ time for them to read.
A．out B．off C．about D．aside
Whatever change is happening today is the result of great technological progress, _______ which will be like trying to turn the clock back.
A．going against B．going beyond
C．going off D．going through
He gave himself a new name to hide his identity when he wen to the secret task.
A．carry on B．carry out
C．carry through D．carry away
It was _______ that I asked myself that significant question.
A．at this moment B．at any moment
C．at that moment D．in a moment
The girl _______ beautifully to my small crisis, but she actually wasn’t the only one.
A．responded B．respected C．recognized D．rejected
There is a good social life in the village, and I wish I _______ a second chance to become more involved.
A．had B．will have
C．would have D．have had
To everyone’s surprise, the dreamy house designed by Kevin’s dead father has been under _______.
The criminal _______ murdering the judge, unfortunately, an unexpected accident made him lose his consciousness.
A．might have admitted B．could have admitted
C．should have admitted D．must have admitted
_______ luggage has to be abandoned to save the people on the ship.
A．A good many B．A large number of
C．A great deal of D．A great many of
Doctors and nurses bear the responsibility for _______ the infected patients.
A．tending B．claiming C．settling D．intending
_______ from the HR department, old Ben makes an attempt to work as a trainee in a fashion shopping website.
A．Retired B．Retiring C．Having retired D．To retire
It is fortunate that the man has escaped _______ in the heavy rain.
A．to catch B．to be caught
C．catching D．being caught
The interviewee’s hands _______, the interviewer observed that the young graduate was extremely tense.
A．folded B．to fold C．fold D．folding
Though _______ by her classmates, the little girl didn’t burst into tears or be in despair.
A．leaving out B．left out
C．being left out D．leave out
The publisher resigned and left the press, never _______ again.
A．to be met B．to meet
C．be met D．being met
They launched an online activity _______ their lost colleague.
A．in charge of B．in term of
C．in place of D．in memory of
I sat down, with food in my lap, waiting to watch a movie. It sounds like a typical Friday night at home, but this time it was not. I was sitting down in a theatre of over 300 Filipinos speaking their native tongues. We were watching a film named Ulam: Main Dish. It’s directed by a Filipino-American director, and it’s about Filipino / Filipino-American food.
Right before the film began, I was caught in this realization: this is a film created by my people, for my people and about my people, and shared with an audience much larger than just us. This was the first time I had ever experienced a film of this nature. I could understand its stories and culture. The theatre went dark and before the film rolled, my eyes were already overflowed (洋溢)with pride.
I was watching this film at the Reel Asian Film Festival. At this year’s festival, I joined the Reel Asian team as their Social Media Assistant. This meant that during the festival I could actually get to speak to the filmmakers, actors, producers, etc. Particularly, I had the chance to speak to filmmakers about why a festival like this is important to them.
Through talking with them, I learned that there is something really unique about the Reel Asian Film Festival. It brings good Asian cinema a home in what is known as an incredibly diverse city, allowing these stories to be told to a diverse audience of diverse views.
For anyone looking to find themselves in a film, learn more about other cultures, and enjoy a good movie, I truly believe that Reel Asian is the place to be. As an annual event, it's so well planned and organized, and so much expectation is being built.
21．How did the author probably feel while watching the movie?
A．She found the faces in the film strange.
B．She realized making a film was really hard.
C．She became very proud of being an American.
D．She could relate to the cultural information of the movie.
22．What did the author’s position at the festival allow her to do?
A．Ask directors for a role. B．Sell her works to producers.
C．Communicate with those making films. D．Form a filming team of her own.
23．According to the author, what is a function of the festival mentioned?
A．Introducing Asian films to more people.
B．Introducing other cultures to Asian producers.
C．Helping Asian people know more about foreign movies.
D．Helping Asian restaurants develop new markets.
Every year, over 7.72 trillion kilograms of plastic is washed into the oceans. There are five huge areas in the world’s oceans that are a “soup” of floating rubbish. One of these areas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), is three times as large as France.
Over a year ago, a group called Ocean Cleanup began using a huge floating screen to try to clean up plastic pollution in the ocean. After several failures, the group is now collecting plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But the plastic is spreading out over a large area, so it's impossible to collect it piece by piece. So, the Ocean Cleanup had a plan. They got a long floating U-shaped tube with a screen hanging below it. As the tube and screen are pushed by the water and the winds, the U is meant to collect plastic rubbish, making it easy for a ship to collect and remove the plastic. The system uses the power of the wind and ocean, so it doesn’t need fuel.
The group began testing the first version, called “System 001”, last September. But it soon became clear that the screen was just moving with the plastic, not collecting it. Sometimes plastic would wash over the top of the tube. Even worse, System 001 got broken by surging seas and had to be towed to Hawaii for repairs.
But Mr. Slat, who got the idea for the Ocean Cleanup system, sees the project as an experiment, which means a failure is a chance to learn. The team collected and studied lots of information about what worked well and what didn’t. Then they changed the design. In June, an improved version, called “System001/B” was towed back to the GPGP.
The new version has a parachute (降落伞) attached to it. This makes the system move slightly slower than the plastic, allowing the plastic to be collected inside, as planned. But this success is still just the beginning of the work of the Ocean Cleanup. They want a better and larger system.
24．What does the author want to show in Paragraph 1?
A．Humans should try to prevent plastic waste.
B．The GPGP is facing different kinds of pollution.
C．Plastic pollution in the oceans has become a serious problem.
D．A series of problems has been caused by plastic pollution.
25．What was the group’s plan?
A．To make use of the water and the winds.
B．To create a ship to collect waste in the oceans.
C．To collect the floating plastic waste piece by piece.
D．To gather up the floating plastic waste in the oceans.
26．What can we know about the “System001”?
A．It was a failure. B．It was a great success.
C．It worked with a parachute. D．It needed to be fueled regularly.
27．What does the underlined word mean in Paragraph 3?
A．vast B．rough C．calm D．peaceful
When you set a foot outside of your door to drop trash, go to a social event or go for a walk, thoughts like “I hope I don't see anyone I know” or “please don’ t talk to me” may run through your mind. I’ ve also said such things to myself. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is talk with someone, especially someone new.
Why do we go out of our ways to avoid people? Do we think meeting new people is a waste of time? Or are we just lazy, thinking that meeting someone new really is a trouble?
Communication is the key to life. We have been told that many times. Take the past generations, like our parents, for example. They seem to take full advantage of that whole “communication” idea because they grew up talking face to face while Generation-Y grew up staring at screens. We spend hours of our days sitting on Facebook. We send messages to our friends and think about all of the things we want to say to certain people that we don't have the courage to actually do in reality.
Nowadays, we are so caught up in our little circle of friends — our comfort zone. We love it that they laugh at our jokes, understand our feelings and can read our minds. Most importantly, they know when we want to be alone. They just get us.
Holding a conversation with someone new means agreeing with things that you don’t actually believe and being someone you think they want you to be — it is, as I said before, a trouble. It takes up so much energy, and at some point or another, it is too tiring.
But meeting new people is important. Life is too short, so meet all the people you can meet, make the effort to go out and laugh. Remember, Every “hello” leads to a smile — and a smile is worth a lot.
28．What do we learn about the author?
A．He likes to be alone.
B．He feels stressed out lately.
C．He's active in attending social events.
D．He's afraid of talking to others at times.
29．What's the problem of Generation-Y in the author’s eyes?
A．They rely on the Internet to socialize.
B．They are less confident in themselves.
C．They have difficulty in communicating.
D．They are unwilling to make new friends.
30．Why do many young people avoid meeting new people?
A．They think it troublesome.
B．They are busy with their study.
C．They fear to disappoint their old friends.
D．They want to take time to do meaningful work.
31．Why does the author write the text?
A．To tell about the importance of friends.
B．To give tips on how to meet new people.
C．To encourage people to meet new people.
D．To introduce the disadvantages of Generation-Y.
If you are fond of learning languages, you must start learning Chinese. English is the most widely spoken language in the world and it is a more powerful language in all fields. But it is expected that Chinese, which is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN), will be the most important language in the coming years. What are the reasons behind the rapid spread of this language and why should you learn it?
My desire to learn languages was the reason why I studied many Latin languages and in the process, I deepened my knowledge of the languages and literature. However, I did not feel self-sufficient ( 自 给 自 足 的 ) from this knowledge. I gained a lot of information about the Western world. But my thinking was always about Asian civilizations. I always felt I needed to learn Chinese to be a global citizen (全球公民) because “without learning Chinese, we see with one eye”.
My contact with many international organizations and government institutions ( 机构 ) made me believe that Chinese is one of the most important languages of our time. After visiting the world’s most celebrated capitals such as Paris and London, I discovered that Chinese language can be seen everywhere in these places. In the subway in Paris, you will hear instructions in French, English and Chinese. In London, for example, the Chinese language was introduced for instruction in schools.
China is an important political (政治的) and economic country because it is making great economic progress that has never been seen before. The world is watching China with great surprise, and this peaceful Chinese rise makes us decide to focus on learning the Chinese language and knowing more about Chinese culture.
To be a global citizen these days, I would advise you to learn Chinese. It will add more beauty to your life and allow you to better understand Chinese civilization.
32．What can we learn about languages in the future according to the first paragraph?
A．Some of them will disappear.
B．More official languages will be added to the UN.
C．English will still have an advantage over others.
D．Chinese language will probably be second to none.
33．What do the examples in Paragraph 3 show?
A．Paris is a wonderful capital city worth a visit.
B．Chinese learning is very popular in schools in London.
C．People in some western countries like speaking Chinese.
D．Chinese language is playing an important role in the world.
34．What mainly causes Westerners to start learning Chinese according to the text?
A．The rise of Chinese economy.
B．Their love for language learning.
C．Their curiosity about Asian culture.
D．The long history of Chinese civilization.
35．What could be the best title for the text?
A．How to be a global citizen
B．Chinese — the language you must learn
C．What you should know about Chinese culture
D．Chinese economy—the most powerful engine
One of the biggest enemies of smartphone batteries is the phones ’ screens. The screens keep getting bigger, and they need to keep bright for outdoor use. 36． But, a new OLED technology can increase brightness and energy efficiency ( 效率). The technology is being developed by a team at the Imperial College London. They’re using a special development process to produce OLEDs that give off polarized light (偏振光).
So, what's that all meaning? Screens often include filters (滤光器) to help reduce unpleasant bright light from outside. 37． However, they also can prevent lots of the light from the screen itself. Any light that doesn’t make it to your eyes is basically wasted energy. By creating OLEDs that send out polarized light, the team can get the light from the OLEDs to pass through a polarized filter while light from outside will still get filtered by it.
For now, the technology doesn’t mean much for phones we have in our hands. Since it's still being researched, it's not likely to find its way for upcoming phones very soon. 38．
When it does, it would result in brighter screens and improved energy efficiency. Screens would not use the same amount of energy to produce bright light because none of it would be filtered out. 39．
And, that would mean much longer-lasting batteries for smartphones.
40． For example, smartwatches don't pack large batteries, so any efficiency improvement would have a strong benefit.
A．That means they will use more energy.
B．Plenty of phones already get a full day of life.
C．This technology can be used in other areas as well.
D．But it would finally be applied to consumers’ phones.
E.It can give OLED screens a huge step forward in competition.
F.The new technology can almost double the efficiency of screens.
G.These make it easier to see the light coming from your phone's screen.
“I hate New Orleans! I wanna go home!” I 41 to my mother as we moved boxes. 42 , going home was not easy because my home was 1, 100 miles away.
I was born and 43 in northern Virginia. Virginia was my home, and I never expected that to 44 In 2014, my family experienced a tragedy (悲剧), so my parents decided to move to my mom’s hometown of New Orleans.
Only three months after my parents made the 45 to move, I found myself moving boxes into our new house. My announcement to my mother that I 46 the new environment was partly motivated by how hot it was, but it was mostly due to the fact that I felt like my entire life had been turned upside down. 1,100 miles away from everyone and everything I had ever known, I was 47 . To make matters worse, I was starting high school in two weeks. Beginning high school is a scary 48 on its own.
I spent my first few months in New Orleans, 49 wanting to go home to Virginia. But after a few months of missing home, I 50 that I had a choice. I could continue thinking about how much I missed my old home, 51 I could start trying to build a new home right here. I chose the latter.
As soon as I stopped giving all my 52 to how much I missed Virginia, I was able to begin accepting the love that people were already giving me. I joined some clubs at school, which gave me the chance to make friends. My neighbor taught me how to cook some New Orleans food, and I found a wonderful 53 of fellow cooks and neighbors. Overall, I seized every possible opportunity to 54 myself and to rebuild my life.
Because of my resilience (复原力) in creating a new home for myself and the 55 that people have shown to me, home is right here.
41．A．announced B．replied C．turned D．pointed
42．A．Therefore B．Instead C．However D．Besides
43．A．trained B．raised C．promoted D．fed
44．A．develop B．continue C．exist D．change
45．A．command B．suggestion C．excuse D．decision
46．A．preferred B．missed C．hate D．imagined
47．A．surprised B．frightened C．delighted D．relieved
48．A．performance B．region C．presentation D．experience
49．A．partly B．badly C．slightly D．hardly
50．A．realized B．remembered C．observed D．complained
51．A．and B．but C．or D．so
52．A．attention B．patience C．trust D．confidence
53．A．generation B．community C．race D．school
54．A．teach B．accept C．judge D．better
55．A．belief B．freedom C．love D．interest
阅读下面短文，在空白处填入 1 个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式。
Festivals are occasions that allow us to relax and enjoy life. Their 56． (origin) range from the seasons of the year to important events. When it comes to celebrating festivals, different cultures actually have a lot 57． common. People celebrate the harvest festival after all the crops 58． (gather) in. Festivals are becoming more and more commercial, with businesses 59． (take) advantage of the celebrations.
At age 18, Dr Lin Qiaozhi chose to study medicine instead of marrying like the 60． (major) of girls. After graduation, she became the first woman ever 61． (hire) as a resident physician in the PUMC Hospital. When studying in the US in 1939, she impressed her American colleagues who invited her to stay. Dr Lin, 62．, rejected the offer.
San Francisco was able to rebuild itself after the earthquake that 63． (occur) in 1906.The Mission District, one of the oldest parts of the city, used to be a poor area of town, 64． is now a center for art, music, and food. When gold was discovered in 1848 near San Francisco, many people came to seek their fortune and some Chinese opened up shops and restaurants to earn 65． living.
66．_______ n. a number of different things of the same general kind
67．_______ adj. large or important enough to have an effect or to be noticed
68．_______ adj. with a lot of decorations or bright colors
69．_______ adj. means involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods
70．_______ v. to say that you are annoyed, unhappy, or not satisfied with something.
71．_______ adv. a way of emphasizing that something is true and that there is no doubt about it
72．_______ v. to speak very quietly to sb. so that other people cannot hear what you are saying
73．_______ adj. amusing and making you laugh
74．_______ adj. connected with money, possessions, etc. rather than with the needs of the mind or spirit
75．_______ n. a single article or object