Alfred Nobel became a millionaire and changed the ways of mining，construction，and warfare as the inventor of dynamite(炸药)．On April 12，1888，Alfred's brother Ludwig died of heart attack．A major French newspaper _21_ his brother for him and carried an article _22_ the death of Alfred Nobel．“The merchant of death is dead．”the article read．“Dr．Alfred Nobel，who became _23_ by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before，died yesterday．”Nobel was _24_ to find out not that he had died，but that，when his time was up，he would be thought of only as one who profited from _25_ and destruction．
To make sure that he was _26_ with love and respect．Nobel arranged in his _27_ to give the largest part of his money to _28_ the Nobel prizes，which would be awarded to people who made great _29_ to the causes of peace，literature，and the sciences．So _30_ ，Nobel had to die before he realized what his life was really about．
21．A．found B．misunderstood C．mistook D．judged 22．A．introducing B．announcing C．implying D．advertising 23．A．famous B．sick C．rich D．popular 24．A．upset B．anxious C．excited D．pleased 25．A．death B．disease C．trouble D．attack 26．A．repaid B．described C．supported D．remembered 27．A．book B．article C．will D．contract 28．A．establish B．form C．develop D．promote 29．A．additions B．sacrifices C．changes D．contributions 30．A．generally B．basically C．usually D．certainly
Jane was walking round the department store. She remembered how difficult 31 was to choose a suitable Christmas present for her father. She wished that he was as easy 32 (please) as her mother, who was always delighted with perfume.
Besides, shopping at this time of the year was not 33 pleasant experience: people stepped on your feet or 34 (push) you with their elbows(肘部), burying ahead to get to a bargain.
Jane paused in front of a counter 35 some attractive ties were on display. “They are real silk,” the assistant tried to attract her. “Worth double the price.” But Jane knew from past experience that her 36 (choose) of ties hardly ever pleased her father.
Jane stopped where a small crowd of men had gathered. She found some good quality pipes 37 sale. She did not hesitate for long: although her father smoked a pipe only once in a while, she knew that this was a present which was bound to please 38 .
When Jane got home, with her small but well-chosen present in her bag, her parents were already 39 table having supper. Her mother was excited. “Your father has at last decided to stop smoking,” Jane 40 (inform).
Lisa was running late．Lisa，25，had a lot to do at work，plus visitors on the way：her parents were coming in for Thanksgiving from her hometown．But as she hurried down the subway stairs，she started to feel uncomfortably warm．By the time she got to the platform，Lisa felt weak and tired--maybe it hadn’t been a good idea to give blood the night before，she thought．She rested herself against a post close to the tracks．
Several yards away，Frank，43，and his girlfriend，Jennifer，found a spot close to where the front of the train would stop．They were deep in discussion about a house they were thinking of buying．
But when he heard the scream，followed by someone yelling，“Oh，my God，she fell in!”Frank didn’t hesitate．He jumped down to the tracks and ran some 40 feet toward the body lying on the rails．“No! Not you!”his girlfriend screamed after him．
She was right to be alarmed．By the time Frank reached Lisa，he could feel the tracks shaking and see the light coming．The train was about 20 seconds from the station．
It was hard to lift her．She was just out．But he managed to raise her the four feet to the platform so that bystanders could hold her by the arms and drag her away from the edge．That was where Lisa briefly regained consciousness，felt herself being pulled along the ground，and saw someone else holding her purse．
Lisa thought she’d been robbed．A woman held her hand and a man gave his shirt to help stop the blood pouring from her head．And she tried to talk but she couldn’t，and that was when she realized how much pain she was in．
Police and fire officials soon arrived，and Frank told the story to an officer．Jennifer said her boyfriend was calm on their 40-minute train ride downtown---just as he had been seconds after the rescue，which made her think about her reaction at the time．“I saw the train coming and I was thinking he was going to die，”she explained．
41．What was the most probable cause for Lisa’s weakness?
A．She had run a long way．
B．She felt hot in the subway．
C．She had done a lot of work．
D．She had donated blood the night before．
42．Why did Jennifer try to stop her boyfriend?
A．Because they would miss their train．
B．Because he didn’t see the train coming．
C．Because she was sure Lisa was hard to lift．
D．Because she was afraid the train would kill him．
43．How did Frank save Lisa?
A．By lifting her to the platform．
B．By helping her rise to her feet．
C．By pulling her along the ground．
D．By dragging her away from the edge．
44．When did Lisa become conscious again?
A．When the train was leaving．
B．After she was back on the platform．
C．After the police and fire officials came．
D．When a man was cleaning the blood from her head．
45．The passage is intended to _____________
A．warn us of the danger in the subway
B．show US how to save people in the subway
C．tell US about a subway rescue
D．report a traffic accident
We once had a poster competition in our fifth grade art class．
“You could win prizes，”our teacher told us as she wrote the poster information on the blackboard．She passed out sheets of construction paper while continuing，“The first prize is ten dollars．You just have to make sure that the words on the blackboard appear somewhere on your poster．”
We studied the board critically．Some of us looked with one eye and held up certain colors against the blackboard，rocking the sheets to the right or left while we conjured up our designs．Others twisted their hair around their fingers or chewed their erasers while deep in thought．We had plans for that ten-dollar grand prize, each and every one of us．I'm going to spend mine on candies，one hopeful would announce，while another practiced looking serious，wise and rich．
Everyone in the class made a poster．Some of us used parts of those fancy paper napkins, while others used nothing but colored construction paper．Some of US used big designs，and some of us preferred to gather our art tidily down in one comer of our poster and let the space draw the viewer's attention to it．Some of US would wander past the good students’ desks and then return to our own projects with a growing sense of hopelessness．It was yet another grown-up trick of the sort they seemed especially fond of, making all of us believe we had a fair chance, and then always― always--rewarding the same old winners．
I believe I drew a sailboat，but I can’t say that with any certainty. I made it．I admired it．I determined it to be the very best of all of the posters I had seen，and then I turned it in．
No one came along to give me the grand prize，and then someone distracted me，and I probably never would have thought about that poster again．
I was still sitting at my desk，thinking. What poster? when the teacher gave me an envelope with a ten-dollar bill in it and everyone in the class applauded for me．
46．What was the teacher's requirement for the poster?
A．It must appear in time．
B．It must be done in class．
C．It must be done on a construction sheet．
D．It must include the words on the blackboard．
47．The underlined phrase in paragraph 3 most probably means _____________．
A．formed an idea for
B．made an outline for
C．made some space for
D．chose some colors for
48．After the teacher’s words，all the students in the class _________．
A．looked very serious
B．thought they would be rich
C．began to think about their designs
D．began to play games
49．After seeing the good students’ designs, some students _________．
A．loved their own designs more
B．thought they had a fair chance
C．put their own designs in a comer
D．thought they would not win the prize
50．We can infer from the passage that the author ______________．
A．enjoyed grown―up tricks very much
B．10ved poster competitions very much
C．felt surprised to win the competition
D．became wise and rich after the competition
A few years ago I had an“aha!”moment regarding handwriting．
I had in my hand a sheet of paper with handwritten instructions on it for some sort of editorial task．It occurred at first that I did not recognize the handwriting，and then I realized whose it must be．I finally became aware of the fact that I had been working with this colleague for at least a year，maybe two，and yet I did not recognize her handwriting at that point．
It was a very important event in the computerization of life―a sign that the informal．friendly communication of people working together in an office had changed from notes in pen to instant messages and emails．There was a time when our workdays were filled with little letters，and we recognized one another's handwriting the way we knew voices or faces．
As a child visiting my father’s office，I was pleased to recognize，in little notes on the desks of his staff，the same handwriting I would see at home in the notes he would leave on the fridge― except that those notes were signed“dad”instead of“RFW”．
All this has been on my mind because of the talk about The Rise and Fall of Handwriting，a book by Florey．She shows in her book a deep concern about the fall of handwriting and the failure of schools to teach children to write well，but many others argue that people in a digital age can’t be expected to learn to hold a pen．
I don’t buy it．
I don’t want to see anyone cut off from the expressive，personal associations that a pen still promotes better than a digital keyboard does．For many a biographer，part of really getting to know their subjects is learning to read their handwriting．
What some people advocate is teaching one of the many attractive handwritings based on the handwriting of 16th―century Italy．That may sound impossibly grand―as if they want kids to learn to draw by copying classical paintings．However，they have worked in many school systems．
51．Why was the author surprised at not recognizing his colleague’s handwriting?
A．He had worked with his colleague long enough．
B．His colleague’s handwriting was so beautiful．
C．His colleague’s handwriting was so terrible．
D．He still had a lot of work to do．
52．People working together in an office used to ____________．
A．talk more about handwriting
B．take more notes on workdays
C．know better one another's handwriting
D．communicate better with one another
53．The author’s father wrote notes in pen _________．
A．to both his family and his staff
B．to his family in small letters
C．to his family on the fridge
D．to his staff on the desk
54．According to the author，handwritten notes _______．
A．are harder to teach in schools
B．attract more attention
C．are used only between friends
D．carry more message
55．We can learn from the passage that the author __________．
A．thinks it impossible to teach handwriting
B．does not want to lose handwriting
C．puts the blame on the computer
D．does not agree with Florey
I Heard It Alice Zucchimi: Poems About the Garden
Illustrated by Christine Davenier
2006, Chronicle Books, $15.95. ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph. D.
Busy in the Garden
Pictures by Sam Williams
2006. Greenwillow/ HarperCollins. $15.99 and $ 16.89
Ages 3-5. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan.
The Biggest Fish in the Lake
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
2001, Kids Can Press, $ 15.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Sue Reichard.
The Little Fish that Got Away
Illustrations by Crockett Johnson
2005 (orig, 1956), HarperCollins, $14.99. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Barbara I. Talcroft.
A Grand Old Tred
Mary Newell Depalma
2006, Arthur A Levine Books/Scholastic, $ 16.99. Ages 2 to 5.
Tree of life: the incredible biodiversity of life on earth
Illustrated by Margot Thompson
56. This picture book explores the life of a tree that has deep roots，long arms，and many children. She provides shelter for many animals and bears fruit. The author uses colorful, simple，yet detailed watercolor illustrations to convey her words. The charming pictures show the many aspects in the life of a tree down to the caterpillars that eat the leaves. It is good for pre-school children.
57. This charming picture book highlights the life of a garden，from planting seeds to harvesting. With the narrator as guide，the reader is led through a variety of free verse and occasionally rhymed poems that fill in the story of a garden and its inhabitants. The pictures. delightful watercolors in bright pastels，add to the whimsical feel of the poems. Young readers will certainly enjoy this fun and fanciful text.
58. This is a story from 1956 which introduces a little boy who likes to go fishing with a tree limb， a woman，and a pin. Although he never catches anything，on this particular day he finally does hook three big ones，but the little one gets away. The boy pulls them home in his wagon and his mother cooks them for supper. The swinging rhythms of the text and the good humor evident in the illustrations remain fun for the youngest readers.
59. This useful，attractive，oversize volume uses its height well，employing a tree metaphor to show the earth’s various kinds of life and how all living things. from bacteria to the largest mammals，are related. Each spread covers one branch of the animal kingdom. To make the enormity of species understandable. Strauss equates individual species（e. g. ，1 0，000 bacteria）with one leaf on the tree.
60. This is a story about how a grandfather teaches his eager granddaughter to catch speckled trout from the stream in springtime. After a whole day on the lake，only Grandpa is lucky. The next morning the young fisherman hurries to the dock alone，and soon she hooks the catch of a lifetime. Young readers will appreciate this story that celebrates the special bond between the older and younger generation，while brilliant watercolor illustrations capture the beauty of the natural world
写作要求 只能用5个句子表达全部内容评分标准 句子结构准确，信息内容完整，篇章结构连贯。
Jackie is perhaps the most easily annoyed koala(考拉) at the Featherdale Wildlife Park in southern Australia. All the koalas there are unhappy and complaining. You would be too if you were used to might activities and someone kept waking you up all day while you were trying to sleep it off. That’s right―sleep it off. The average koala is always half asleep because it feeds on the leaves of a special kind that make it sleepy.
The reason Jackie and her fellow koalas are repeatedly awoken from their deep sleep is so they can be hugged and photographed by tourists, who make the trips to Featherdale and an increasing number of other national parks for just that special experience. Whatever department in the Aussie government in charge of such things is now moving to make the practice illegal, which is understandable. How would you react, my friend, if you were trying to sleep off a dozen times and some round, furry creatures smelling of grass kept waking you? *考拉即树袋熊
A professor gave his graduates students this assignment: Go to the slums （贫民窟）. Take 200 boys, 31 the ages of 12 and 16, investigate their background and environment, and then predict their chances for the future. The students, after consulting social statistics, talking to the boys, and compiling much data, 32 （conclude） that 90 percent of the boys would spend some time in jail. Twenty years later another group of students 33 （give） the job of testing the prediction. They went back to the 34 area. The boys were now men. Some still lived there, many had died, the others had moved away, 35 the researchers finally contacted 180 of the original 200. Their findings showed that only four of the group had ever been sent to jail. Why was it 36 these men, who had lived in a breeding place of crime, had such a 37 （surprise） good record? The researchers were told: “There was a teacher…” They finally found that in 75 percent of the cases it was the same women. The researchers went to her, now 38 （live） in a house for retired teachers. How had she exerted this remarkable influence on that group of children? Could she give them any reason 39 these boys still remembered her? “No,” she said, “no, I really couldn’t.” And then, thinking back over the years, she said musing （沉思） 40 to herself than to her questioners, “I loved those boys…” Ks5u
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried 21 for hours as the farmer tried to 22 what to do. Finally, he 23 the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up 24 ; it just wasn't 25 to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well29 is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The 30 to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells juts by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up! Ks5u
. KsAt first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he 26 down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was 27 at what he saw. 28 every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Ks5u
29 is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The 30 to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells juts by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up! Ks5u
21. A. sympathetically B. piteously C. mysteriously D. hopelessly Ks5u
22. A. turn out B. find out C. figure out D. look out Ks5u
23. A. suggested B. decided C. proposed D. decided on Ks5u
24. A. however B. with C. still D. anyway Ks5u
25. A. worth it B. worth of it C. worth D. worthy Ks5u
26. A. silenced B. quited C. quieted D. silent Ks5u
27. A. satisfied B. astonished C. shocking D. wondered 、
28. A. Since B. Though C. With D. Through
29. A. Life B. People C. Others D. Someone 、
30. A. tool B. trick C. way D. method Ks5u
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried 21 for hours as the farmer tried to 22 what to do. Finally, he 23 the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up 24 ; it just wasn't 25 to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he 26 down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was 27 at what he saw. 28 every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
29 is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The 30 to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells juts by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!
21. A. sympathetically
22. A. turn out
B. find out
C. figure out
D. look out
23. A. suggested
D. decided on
24. A. however
25. A. worth it
B. worth of it
26. A. silenced
27. A. satisfied
28. A. Since
29. A. Life
30. A. tool
A professor gave his graduates students this assignment: Go to the slums （贫民窟）. Take 200 boys, 31 the ages of 12 and 16, investigate their background and environment, and then predict their chances for the future. The students, after consulting social statistics, talking to the boys, and compiling much data, 32 （conclude） that 90 percent of the boys would spend some time in jail. Twenty years later another group of students 33 （give） the job of testing the prediction. They went back to the 34 area. The boys were now men. Some still lived there, many had died, the others had moved away, 35 the researchers finally contacted 180 of the original 200. Their findings showed that only four of the group had ever been sent to jail. Why was it 36 these men, who had lived in a breeding place of crime, had such a 37 （surprise） good record? The researchers were told: “There was a teacher…” They finally found that in 75 percent of the cases it was the same women. The researchers went to her, now 38 （live） in a house for retired teachers. How had she exerted this remarkable influence on that group of children? Could she give them any reason 39 these boys still remembered her? “No,” she said, “no, I really couldn’t.” And then, thinking back over the years, she said musing （沉思） 40 to herself than to her questioners, “I loved those boys…”
Charles Deacon, dean of admissions at Georgetown University in
Some high school graduates see a year off as a chance to recover after twelve years of required education. But it can also give students a chance to explore their interests. Students who think they want to be doctors, for example, could learn about the profession by volunteering in a hospital for a year.
Many colleges and universities support gap-year projects by permitting students to delay their admission. Experts say students can grow emotionally and intellectually as they work at something they enjoy.
The Harvard admissions office has an essay on its Web site called “Time Out or Burn Out for the Next Generation”. It praises the idea of taking time off to step back, think and enjoy gaining life experiences outside the pressure of studies.
Of course, a gap year is not for everyone. Students might miss their friends who go on directly to college. And parents might worry that their children will decide not to go to college once they take time off.
Another concern is money. A year off , away from home , can be costly.
Holly Bull is the president of the Centre for Interim Programmes. Her company specializes in helping students plan their gap year. She notes that several books have been written about this subject. She says these books along with media attention and the availability of information on the Internet have increased interest in the idea of a year off.
And she points out that many gap-year programmes cost far less than a year of college.
41What would be the best title for the passage?
A. A year off before college
B. Better choice for high school students
C. Time out or burn out
D. Universities favour a “gap year”
42. How many reasons are mentioned for high school students to take a “ gap year”
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
43. Experts support the gap―year projects because _________.
A. students can be better prepared for college life emotionally and intellectually
B. students have chances to fully enjoy themselves
C. colleges and universities save lots of money through the delay of admission
D. students can be more economically independent by working outside school
44. What does Holly Bull think of the idea of a “gap year”?
A. It is not suitable for all students.
B. It is beneficial for students.
C. It does not have practical value.
D. It may become a burden for the students’ family.
45. From the passage we can conclude that _______.
A. the biggest concern about a year off for parents is money
B. Harvard prefers a student with life experiences
C. the idea of a year off now are not properly guided
D. students taking a year off now are not properly guided
So you thought the hamburger was the world’s most popular fast food? After all, McDonald’s Golden Arches span the globe. But no, there is another truly universal fast food, the ultimate（极好的）fast food. It’s easy to make, easy to serve, much more varied that the hamburger, can be eaten with the hands, and it’s delivered to your front door or served in fancy restaurants. It’s been one of
It’s kind of silly to talk about the moment when pizza was “invented”. It gradually evolved over the years, but one thing’s for certain―it’s been around for a very long time. The idea of using pieces of flat, round bread as plates came from the Greeks. The called them ‘plakuntos’ and ate them with various simple toppings such as oil, garlic, onions, and herbs. The Romans enjoyed eating something similar and called it ‘picea’. By about 1000 a.d. in the city of Naples, ‘picea’ had become ‘pizza’ and people were experimenting with more toppings: cheese, ham, anchovies, and finally the tomato, brought to
Pizza migrated to
46. When did pizza become really popular in the
A. after 1945 B. at the end of nineteenth century C. in 1905 D. in 1889
47. What do the Italian flag and a Pizza Margherita have in common?
A. There is a picture of a Pizza Margherita on the flag.
B. They have the same colours.
C. Both of them represent
D. They are as popular as each other in
48. Which one is the correct timeline of the evolvement of pizza?
A. pizza, plakuntos, picea
B. picea, plakuntos, pizza
C. plakuntos, pizza, picea
D. plakuntos, picea, pizza
49. Why are
A. Because pizza was invented in these countries.
B. Because the people in these countries are the greatest consumers of pizza in the world.
C. Because one kind of toppings was brought to
D. Because pizza first became popular in these two countries.
50. Which one is the best title for the passage?
E. McDonald’s and Pizza
F. The Popularity of Pizza in the
G. Global Pizza
H. How to Make Pizza
Even though orbiters have eyed it from space and landers have rumbled across its surface, Mars still has more secrets to reveal. Two findings emerged this week: the possibility of an active glacier far from the planet’s poles and evidence that sulfur―rather than carbon―was the element driving the planet’s warmer climate long ago. Both discoveries could force some rethinking about Martian evolution and dynamics―and maybe even provide insights about Earth’s past.
The glacier discovery was announced Wednesday by the European Space Agency （ESA）. A high-resolution stereo camera aboard ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft spotted the feature in a region called Deuteronilus Mensae, located in the mid-north latitudes of the planet. The Mars Express science team drew the preliminary conclusion that the material in the feature is water ice and that it accumulated as recently as 10,000 years ago, probably from an underground source. Other deposits of water ice have been mapped at the martian poles, but they’re much bigger and are millions of years old. The find is a surprise because the prevailing view is that any water reaching the martian surface from underground quickly evaporates（蒸发）and eventually drifts into space. Yet all of the physical characteristics of the feature are “consistent with that of a glacier,” says geologist and team member Ronald Greeley of Arizona State University in
Meanwhile, in the 21 December issue of Science, a team from
51. The main cause of the warm climate on Mars is _________.
A. water ice B. carbon C. sulfur D. active glacier
52. Which of the following shows that the find of the glacier discovery is a surprise?
A. Any water reaching the martian surface will quickly evaporate and drift into space.
B. It is known to all water, or of similar physical characteristic can’t exist on the Mars.
C. There seems to be an active glacier located in the mid-north latitudes of the Mars.
D. The water ice accumulated at the martian poles is bigger than what it used to be.
53. What can be learned from last paragraph?
A. The researchers can clearly explain the reason for the absence of carbon-based minerals on Mars.
B. The large amount of carbon dioxide led to greenhouse effect, which allowed the liquid water to flow.
C. The sulfur dioxide, which led the water to flow, was produced by the volcano eruption long time ago.
D. More than half of the minerals on Mars studied by the researchers at present are related to carbon.
54. What is probably the title of the passage?
A. The red planet still packs surprises B. The possibility of a glacier on Mars
C. The main key to the warmth on Mars D. Water may exist on the mysterious planet
55. Where does the passage probably come from?
A. Travel & Fashion B. Economy & Finance
C. Animal & Botany D. Nature & Astronomy
A．Bing Wing Carrels
Study desks with a lockable storage compartment are located on the third floor of the Bing Wing of Green Library. Graduate students and Visiting Scholars are given priority for carrel assignments. Undergraduate students, if assigned, may use a carrel for one quarter at a time.
B．The Velma Denning Room
The Velma Denning Room provides a focused environment for the data and software services offered by Social Science Data and Software （SSDS）.SSDS provides access to an extensive collection of datasets from consortia, foreign governments, international organizations and U.S. agencies and offices on CD-ROM and diskette. Users can view, download, or transfer numeric data on CD-ROM and diskette from computer workstations.
The Albert M. Bender Room, with its wonderful views of the Quad and the hills beyond the campus, offers comfortable seating and a quiet atmosphere for study, leisure reading, and reflection. The Bender Room contains a collection of good books of current and classic interest in fiction and non-fiction. This collection has been made possible by a generous gift from the Stanford University Bookstore.
D．Lane Reading Room
The Lane Reading Room, houses the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center. From the beginning, the room has served as a reading room, first for general purposes, and later for the study of rare books and manuscripts（手稿）. Traditional study and reading space is now complemented by Internet access （available from all seating in the room） and computer workstations. The Lane Reading Room houses the Humanities Digital Information Service （formerly the Academic Text Service）, which provides access to SUL/AIR's electronic library of humanities texts as well as to electronic indexes, publications, and the Internet.
E． Dissertation（专题论文） Rooms
Dissertation Rooms are available to currently registered doctoral students. Priority is given to those students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who use the Green Library collections. Because the rooms are in high demand, all rooms are double-assigned and are available only to students who are both currently registered and advanced to candidacy.
F．Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room
The Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room is designed to facilitate a range of social science learning and research activities. A social science reference collection of over 15,000 volumes as well as classic texts, new and notable publications, and current issues of core journals in the social sciences are available. The Jonsson Reading Room is also home to the Social Sciences Resource Center computer cluster.
56. Lisa intends to go into studies on Humanities and Area Studies, and she is considering which specific question should be focused on. Rather than getting easy access to electronic texts, she would like to take a quick look at the new publications in the printed form first.
57. Ali is on a visit to the university. He has been invited to stay on campus for 2 weeks. At the library, he may need a place that can be locked up to keep his belongings.
58. Jack has finished his project on humanities. For several months he was seated in front of the computer screen writing his dissertation. Today he wants a change. A comfortable place with interesting novels, short stories, or even fairytales is most favorable.
59. Ann, with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, is one of the currently registered doctoral students. Her supervisor has asked her to search for some information in the SUL/AIR's electronic library. This is an urgent task.
60. Nick is doing a research on the Middle East. He badly needs a wide range of datasets from the area. He also plans to store the data on CD-ROM so that he can use them later.
56. Lisa A. Bing Wing Carrels
57. Ali B. The Velma Denning Room
58. Jack C. Bender Room
60. Nick E. Dissertation Rooms
F. Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room
We Have Different Ideas!
This may be the most important choice―the turning point in my life. Never before have I been so serious. For me, a Senior Three student, which university to choose is really a hard question, especially when I hold a completely different opinion from my parents.
I’m longing for
But to my great surprise, when my parents heard this, they are strongly against my idea. Moreover, I was shocked to find mum crying! She asked in tears, “Why don’t you stay in
Actually, I’ve thought about all these. As an independent and active girl, I certainly can handle all the problems. I insist on my choice, but I really value my parents’ agreement.