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作者:21ST
时间:2014-11-28


Day 1
Soulful Smith (P1)
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. Why does the author mention Adele in the first paragraph? (No more than 20 words)

2. What is the second paragraph mainly about? (No more than 6 words)

3. How did Sam Smith start his professional training in music? (No more than 18 words)

4. How did his work with music duo Disclosure change Sam Smith’s career? (No more than 15 words)

5. Translate the following sentence into Chinese:
Thanks to that, with only one album, Smith has successfully produced the same type of soul music with which Adele exploded onto the pop scene.

Day 2
Black Friday excites ... (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. Which of the following statements about Black Friday is TRUE?
A. It is a special day in the US on which retailers hand out coupons to customers.
B. It is a shopping festival in the US that falls on the second Friday after Thanksgiving.
C. It has been a traditional American holiday since the founding of the nation.
D. It is an opportunity for Americans to get things they want at a much cheaper price.
2. According to The Huffington Post, the name of “Black Friday” was first used ______.
A. in Philadelphia at the beginning of the 20th century in the US
B. by American people who expected to bring home bargains after Thanksgiving Day
C. by the police to show their displeasure toward heavy traffic caused by shopping crowds
D. to refer to the fact that many retailers move out of the red and into the black for the year
3. According to the article, people who queue up for Black Friday ______.
A. usually help each other to find good bargains
B. have great fun as part of the waiting crowd
C. have a lot of complaints about the service of the retail clerks
D. have to wait until 5 to 6 am to start shopping
4. What is the article mainly about?
A. A general summary of the shopping habits of Americans.
B. An introduction to the origin and influences of Black Friday.
C. Tips on how to get good bargains on Black Friday.
D. People’s mixed feelings toward Black Friday.

Day 3
Knowing your frenemy (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. We can tell from the article that “frenemies” are the kind of people who ______.
A. care little about others’ opinions
B. usually make their friends uncomfortable
C. are extremely disliked or hated by others
D. feel anxious and awkward in front of others
2. We can conclude from the study by Julianne Holt-Lunstad that ______.
A. people should watch out for their close friends
B. pressure from our frenemies is harmful to our health
C. people feel stressed when they talk to their frenemies
D. bad relationships with our friends or families could lead to death
3. People who have trouble with frenemies are advised to ______.
A. break up with them immediately
B. keep being friendly to their frenemies
C. let their frenemies understand their true feelings
D. make their frenemies feel guilty about their behavior
4. The article mainly focuses on ______.
A. how to tell frenemies from ordinary friends
B. how to communicate better with your frenemies
C. how the word “frenemy” found its way into the Oxford dictionary
D. the latest research into the negative influence of frenemies and the ways to deal with them

Day 4
Laughter is pain (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the author’s main purpose in writing the article?
A. To teach the readers how to become a funny and happy person.
B. To tell the readers what the world of comedians is really like.
C. To grieve over the recent and tragic death of Robin Williams.
D. To explain why the author has a good sense of humor.
2. The underlined word “masking” in Paragraph 6 probably means ______.
A. forgetting
B. hiding
C. showing
D. remembering
3. According to the article, a top comedian ______.
A. is good at digging up funny things about ordinary life
B. is usually the saddest and most depressed person
C. is more likely to do things that don’t make any sense
D. often pays a lot of attention to the brighter side of life
4. We can infer from the last two paragraphs that the author ______.
A. is always optimistic about her life
B. developed a good friendship with Robin Williams
C. managed to get through the troubles in her life by herself
D. regards her family as the source of her strength and happiness

Day 5
阅读下面的材料,并根据内容选择最佳选项。
1. How many parents find kids help plan holiday activities?
A. 63%. B. 47%.
C. 66%. D. 90%.
2. Who does the text mainly target?
A. Parents. B. Teachers.
C. Sports lovers. D. College students.
3. Why do kids love family vacations according to the text?
A. They finally have some time to play with their toys.
B. They have the chance to tell their parents their opinions.
C. They are allowed to eat whatever they like during the trip.
D. Family vacations give them wonderful memories.
上期参考答案
D1 1-4 CBDC D2 1. To introduce the reader to the British tradition of wearing poppies in November.
2. Many people criticized him, while others argued that he should be free to make his own choice.
3. They were displayed to remember the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
4. A 1915 poem about poppies on soldiers’ graves by the Canadian doctor John McCrea.
5. 但凡阅读过战后几十年来的诗歌、故事和个人信件的人都知道,没有人能够忘记战争对生命的践踏。
D3 1-3 CBB D4 1-4 ACCD D5 1-5 ABCAB 6-10 CCDDB 11-15 BDBBA 16-20 DACDC


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