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作者:21ST
时间:2014-11-07

Day 1
Kissing on stage ... (P3)
阅读短文并根据文章内容回答问题,注意答案不要超过题目要求的词数。
1. What is the author’s dream career? Why? (No more than 20 words)


2. What is the play Frankenstein mainly about? (No more than 20 words)


3. What made Frankenstein different from any other play the author had ever acted in? (No more than 8 words)

4. What is the most important lesson the author learned from acting in Frankenstein? (No more than 16 words)


5. What is the article mainly about? (No more than 25words)



Day 2
Boy next door (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, what makes Ed Sheeran stand out among British musicians is that ______.
A. he has won many Grammy Awards
B. he is both a singer and a songwriter
C. he has written hits for famous singers such as Taylor Swift
D. his music is based on real life stories
2. Which of the following statements about Ed Sheeran is TRUE?
A. Ed Sheeran was born into a wealthy family.
B. Ed Sheeran went to London to study music at 16.
C. Ed Sheeran had no home for a while before he became successful.
D. Ed Sheeran used to be addicted to mobile phone games.
3. The underlined phrase “warm to” in Paragraph 8 probably means ______.
A. make fun of (someone)
B. start to like (someone)
C. feel disappointed in (someone)
D. have high expectations of (someone)
4. Which of the following words best describe Ed Sheeran?
A. Shy and antisocial.
B. Humble and talented.
C. Smart and humorous.
D. Independent and rebellious.

Day 3
New clones are coming (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the major theme of Martine Rothblatt’s new book, Virtually Human: The Promise – and the Peril – of Digital Immortality?
A. The influence of social media on the human mind.
B. Technology that can make artificial copies of human minds.
C. The communication between older and younger generations.
D. A future society full of cloned people.
2. Which of the following statements about “mindclones” is TRUE according to Rothblatt?
A. “Mindclones” would mainly be used to help people interact better with others.
B. “Mindclones” were invented to improve the performance of our mobile devices.
C. People would soon no longer have to study by themselves with the help of “mindclones”.
D. The latest development in mindcloning technology is a circuit board modeled on the human brain.
3. What is the author’s attitude toward the rights of “mindclones”?
A. Supportive.
B. Objective.
C. Negative.
D. Uninterested.

Day 4
The other woman (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. The author describes in detail how his mother looked, in order to ______.
A. show readers his mother’s character
B. emphasize the importance of table manners
C. stress how important the dinner was to his mother
D. create an atmosphere of happiness
2. The author should be thankful to ______. A. his wife, who pushed him to have dinner with his mom
B. his mom, who paid in advance for the next dinner
C. God, who gave him the chance to have dinner with his mom
D. his children, who were very understanding and helpful
3. We can infer from the story that ______.
A. the author considers his work and family a great burden
B. the author and his mother talked about big events during their dinner
C. the author and his mother saw a movie together after their dinner
D. the author’s mother felt satisfied to have paid the bill in advance
4. What does the author intend to tell us with this story?
A. It’s important to express our love to our loved ones in time.
B. A good heart is sure to find another to match it. C. We should seek for good opportunities to express our love.
D. If you put something off, you will regret it in the future.

Day 5
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。
Even people who don’t have much talent for acting or singing still dream of being discovered by a talent scout (星探). It seems just like (1) the lottery, but better (2) you get fame and money.
For me, the dream seemed likely to stay a dream. But everything (3) last week in Beijing.
I was eating dinner with some friends. As I was getting ready to pay, a young Chinese woman came running up to me. I was (4) that I must have done something horrible to offend her without (5) it.
“You are a white man,” she said (6) when she got to our table.
“Yes, I am a white man,” I replied.
“Can you speak (7) ?” she asked.
“Yes.”
“Oh good. Come with me now, please.”
I walked outside and saw that a movie was being shot in front of one of the street’s largest (8) .
The woman, a talent agent, had (9) a foreigner for this movie, but he had forgotten to (10) . She needed to find a white guy who spoke English, and I was the only one (11) . My part was to walk from one end of the street to the other, and then (12) the club. When I got to the club, I was supposed to (13) to my friend and say, “Forget about the girl, man. We are here to party!” It took me three tries to say the line (14) or walk without tripping, but (15) I got it right.
The talent scout ran to me afterward. “You are so (16) . I would like you to join my agency.” I know I am not going to be the next Jay Chou. (17) , it seems that my (18) “star” talents are being white and being able to speak English. (19) , next time you are watching a Chinese movie, look in the (20) . If you see a white guy stumbling (蹒跚) on his way into a nightclub, it might just be me on my way to stardom (星途)!

1. A. accepting B. bargaining C. predicting D. winning
2. A. although B. if
C. since D. unless
3. A. began B. changed
C. disappeared D. improved
4. A. amazed B. curious C. guilty D. worried
5. A. admitting B. imagining
C. pretending D. realizing
6. A. breathlessly B. cautiously
C. proudly D. surprisingly
7. A. Chinese B. English C. French D. Cantonese
8. A. cinemas B. nightclubs
C. schools D. restaurants
9. A. introduced B. needed C. persuaded D. signed
10. A. come across B. fit in C. show up D. make out
11. A. away B. around C. beyond D. up
12. A. enter B. name C. recognize D. search
13. A. find B. offer C. turn D. stick
14. A. quickly B. simply C. properly D. reasonably
15. A. eventually B. hopefully C. obviously D. unfortunately
16. A. brave B. interesting
C. strange D. talented
17. A. In return B. In brief
C. In turn D. In fact
18. A. best B. last C. only D. other
19. A. Instead B. Besides C. However D. Otherwise
20. A. background B. connection
C. expression D. meaning
(答案见下期)
上期参考答案
D1 1-3 BBB D2 1-3 CBC
D3 1. It is a tradition celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes’ plot to blow up the British parliament with gunpowder in 1605.
2. 1) People make a fake “Guy” from old clothes and burn it on a fire. 2) Men run through the streets with wooden barrels on their backs and then set them on fire. 3) People parade the streets wearing their own unique outfits and carrying a giant mascot.
3. 这虽然算不上世界上最精美的菜肴,但是肯定能给冒着严寒参加节庆活动的人们暖暖身子。
4. The toffee is often broken with a hammer and handed out to guests.
D4 1-4 CBBC D5 1-4 BBCD


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