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作者:21st
时间:2014-10-24

DAY1
Avoid taboos when ... (P4)
阅读短文并根据文章内容填表,注意每空只能填一个词。


 

How to avoid 1. ______ taboos in a new country
France Taboo: Cutting your lettuce with a knife and fork.
Reason: It’s an 2. ______ to the chef, suggesting the salad has not been prepared correctly.
Solution: 3. ______ your lettuce with your fork to ma
Italy Taboo: Acting too 4. ______ to strangers.
Reason: Too much familiarity from a stranger can be seen as 5. ______.
Solution: Don’t make small talk with strangers, and keep greetings short.
Mexico Taboo: Bringing an 6. ______ gift to someone’s home.
Sending people marigolds or red flowers.
Reasons: An expensive gift could be considered a bribe.
Marigolds and red flowers are associated with 7. ______ and witchcraft.
Solution: Just send something 8. ______ like flowers or chocolates, but avoid Marigolds or red flowers.
Germany Taboos: Sending people carnations or an even number of flowers.
Reasons: Carnations are used for funerals. And an even number is considered 9. ______.
Solution: Ask your hosts what their favorite flowers are before your visit. And be sure to bring an 10. ______ number.
 





DAY2
More interesting ... (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. The underlined word “rosy” in the second paragraph probably means ______.
A. disappointing B. promising
C. complicated D. frightening
2. According to Ed Finn, a problem with today’s popular science fiction stories is that ______.
A. too many of them are about politics and wars
B. the technologies involved in them are not interesting enough
C. science fiction writers fail to think outside the box
D. their descriptions of the future are discouraging people from dreaming big
3. The author mentions Jules Verne’s works mainly to ______.
A. explain the influence of science fiction on modern research
B. show how science fiction could inspire future inventions
C. explain why Jules Verne is considered the father of science fiction
D. show the origins of great inventions such as submarines and air conditioning
4. Which of the following statements does Srikanth Saripalli probably agree with?
A. Today’s science fiction stories are not as inspiring as they used to be.
B. Good science fiction stories can help people to create a better future.
C. Science fiction stories are interesting, but they can’t be used to help governments plan for the future.
D. Governments can plan for the future better by using the latest ideas published in technical papers.


DAY3
Paper cuts’ secret ... (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. In the first two paragraphs, the author mainly intends to ______.
A. tell people how to avoid paper cuts
B. introduce the topic of paper cuts
C. describe people’s usual responses to paper cuts
D. explain why paper cuts hurt more than other types of pain
2. We can learn from the article that pain receptors ______.
A. can clean up the particles left behind by paper in our skin
B. mainly exist in our hands and fingers
C. pick up pain messages and then send them to our brains
D. respond more quickly to paper cuts than knife cuts
3. What are you advised to do to reduce the pain caused by a paper cut?
A. Wash the wound and then expose it to the air.
B. Press hard on the wound as long as possible.
C. Cover the wound with a bandage quickly.
D. Clean up the wound with Vaseline carefully.


DAY4
Scared at school (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. The author wasn’t a big fan of Halloween because she ______.
A. didn’t feel like making fun of others
B. tended to get frightened easily
C. often had trouble picking up her Halloween costumes
D. didn’t know much about the origins of the holiday
2. The underlined phrase “peek at” in Paragraph 5 probably means ______.
A. ask about something openly
B. watch something secretly
C. touch something with your hands
D. break something carelessly
3. Which of the following order of events is correct according to the article?
a. The author dressed up as a fairy princess.
b. The author was led through a dark, scary hallway.
c. The author recognized Mrs Roberson in her costume.
d. The author was praised by her teacher for her academic performance.
e. The author was terrified by the “body parts” her teacher was passing around.
A. abecd B. acebd C. acbed D. abedc
4. What is the main point of the article?
A. Why the author hated Halloween so much when she was growing up.
B. How to throw an interesting Halloween party.
C. The author’s most unforgettable Halloween experience.
D. The Halloween traditions at the author’s school.

DAY5
阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳答案。
I was 9 years old when I found out my father was ill. It was 1994, but I can 1. ______ my mother’s words as if it were yesterday: “Carol, I don’t want you to take 2. ______ from your father, because he has AIDS. Be very 3. ______ when you are around him.”
AIDS wasn’t something we talked about in my country when I was growing up. From then on, I knew that this would be a family 4. ______. My parents were not together anymore, and my dad lived 5. ______. For a while, he could take care of himself. But when I was 12, his condition 6. ______. My father’s other children lived far away, so it 7. ______ to me to look after him.
We couldn’t 8. ______ all the necessary medication for him, and because Dad was unable to 9. ______, I had no money for school supplies and often couldn’t 10. ______ buy food for dinner. I would sit in class feeling completely 11. ______. The teacher’s words were drowned as I tried to 12. ______ how I was going to manage.
I did not 13. ______ my burden with anyone. I had seen how people 14. ______ to AIDS. Kids laughed at classmates who had parents with the disease. And even adults could be 15. ______. When my father was moved to the hospital, the nurses would leave his food on the bedside table even though he was too 16. ______ to feed himself.
I had known that he was going to 17. ______, but after so many years of keeping his condition a secret, I was completely 18. ______ when he reached his final days. Sad and hopeless, I called a woman at the nonprofit National AIDS Support. That day, she kept me on the phone for hours. I was so 19. ______ to find someone who cared. She saved my life.
I was 15 when my father died. He took his secret away with him, having never spoken about AIDS to anyone, even me. He didn’t want to call 20. ______ to AIDS. I do.
1. A. expect B. remember C. ignore D. understand
2. A. trust B. money C. food D. fun
3. A. careful B. cheerful
C. patient D. kind
4. A. disease B. program
C. routine D. secret
5. A. alone B. away C. nearby D. abroad
6. A. dropped B. remained
C. improved D. worsened
7. A. fell B. turned C. chose D. left
8. A. afford B. offer
C. select D. prepare
9. A. laugh B. move C. speak D. work
10. A. only B. even
C. just D. still
11. A. ashamed B. lost
C. deserted D. confused
12. A. look up B. figure out
C. take over D. put forward
13. A. supply B. compare
C. share D. exchange
14. A. agreed B. listened
C. reacted D. adjusted
15. A. cruel B. curious
C. desperate D. confused
16. A. old B. nervous C. weak D. bored
17. A. cry B. die
C. understand D. survive
18. A. calm B. relieved
C. unprepared D. unsuitable
19. A. lucky B. surprised
C. special D. proud
20. A. anxiety B. attention
C. support D. trouble


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