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作者:21st
时间:2014-12-29

Day 1

Writing for one ... (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the main purpose of the first paragraph?
A. To explain what “Why this college?” essays are about.
B. To name a few common mistakes in “Why this college?” essays.
C. To lead into the topic of what makes a “Why this college?” essay stand out.
D. To give the basic form of a “Why this college?” essay.
2. Which of the following practices for writing “Why this college?” essays could greatly increase an applicant’s chances of being admitted?
A. Showing a deep knowledge of the history of the college.
B. Describing their love of the college for a long time in an emotional way.
C. Talking about the convenient services and devoted teaching staff at the college.
D. Explaining how the college could prepare them for their future career both academically and socially.
3. We can infer from the last two paragraphs that ______.
A. students should always write separate “Why this college?” essays for different schools
B. students should avoid mentioning school mascots in their application essays
C. it is challenging for college admission officers to be sure of applicants’ sincerity in accepting their offer
D. students applying to study in the US have to go to the first college that gives them an admission offer


Day 2
New Year’s ... (P4)
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 do people in western countries traditionally make New Year’s resolutions on New Year’s Day? (No more than 18 words)

2. What is the main purpose of Paragraph 4? (No more than 20 words)

3. Translate the following sentence into Chinese:
Meanwhile, bookstores and libraries see self-help books fly off the shelves after having sat there, untouched, for many months.

4. According to Samuel Johnson, how could people benefit from making New Year’s resolutions? (No more than 25 words)

5. What is one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have faith that you will accomplish it? (No more than 25 words)



Day 3

Tasting with your eyes (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. Which of the following statements might Terry E. Acree agree with most?
A. People get information about the flavor of food mostly through taste and smell.
B. A food’s flavor is determined by how our taste buds react to it.
C. Our emotions can influence the flavor of the food we are eating.
D. Our perception of flavor has nothing to do with our surrounding environment.
2. The strawberry experiment in Paragraph 3 shows that ________.
A. we are usually tricked by our eyes about the flavor of food
B. food flavor varies greatly between different people
C. food flavor is closely associated with our past experiences
D. the color of food can affect the way we perceive its flavor
3. According to the article, it might help to serve coffee in a ______ mug to people who want their coffee sweet.
A. black B. red C. clear D. white
4. What is the article mainly about?
A. Methods that can help to make food taste better.
B. Factors that affect our perception of flavor.
C. How to select a coffee mug that can make our coffee taste better.
D. Why taste and smell play a dominant role in our perception of flavor.


Day 4
Help is at hand (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. Which of the following was NOT a reason why the author’s mother was worried?
A. They could not speak the local language.
B. It might be hard for the author to find a job.
C. The author wasn’t familiar with local customs.
D. People might look down on the author.
2. After staying in New Zealand for a short time, the author ______.
A. decided to go back to his own country
B. found the local people were not friendly
C. decided to get a job that needed practical skills D. found he was short of money
3. When the author went into a building to find a job, ______.
A. the people had seen too many college students like him
B. a warm-hearted client gave him encouragement and advice
C. a client recommended him to the company he worked for
D. he was confident that he would find a job
4. What was the story mainly about?
A. The best way to look for a job.
B. How to adapt to a new environment.
C. How to get help from strangers.
D. How the author found a job.

Day 5

阅读下面材料,掌握其大意,然后从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳选项。
• Membership
Hostelling International (HI) is a membership organization, and HI membership gives you much more than a comfy bed! It puts you at the heart of a huge international family, where you can share experiences, travel and friendship with people of all nations.
• Membership Savings Program
Your National Association or Hostelling International Membership card not only opens the door to the world’s largest network of safe, clean and welcoming hostels, but in many HI hostels, being a member now gives you at least a 10 percent saving on the cost of your accommodation – just one of the great reasons to become a member!
In some countries, membership is compulsory if you wish to stay in HI hostels listed on this site. To find out what is applicable in the country you wish to visit, please check the Membership Savings Program.
Apart from cheaper accommodation in many of our 4,000 hostels worldwide, membership also gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and abroad. Please check locally with your HI hostel on arrival for details of these great benefits which can include: reduced-price admission to attractions and museums, discounts on meals, transportation and lots more.
Whatever your budget, membership helps you to explore and “Say HI to the world”, backpack across Europe, discover Down Under, dance to Latin rhythms, chill out on an idyllic Asian beach or simply “Discover the real hostel experience” in one of our unique hostels worldwide.
• How to become a member
Purchase a membership from your nearest HI Youth Hostel Association office or membership selling outlet before you start your journey.
Purchase an international membership when you arrive at an HI hostel outside your country of residence. To check the price and availability of membership on arrival, please contact the hostel directly.
Alternatively, you can purchase a 12-month e-Membership during the booking process with your hostel stay. The e-Membership entitles you to stay in any HI hostel and receive at least 10 percent discount on accommodation charges compared to a non-member.
Please note: when you select your country from the list below you will be given full contact details plus a link to the national HI Youth Hostel Association website. Please select the Membership section on the site.
1. Which of the following is NOT promised by Hostelling International?
A. A safe and clean place to stay.
B. Welcoming atmosphere.
C. Membership benefits.
D. Opportunities to meet local people.
2. Which of the following is TRUE about the HI hostels?
A. Accommodation discounts for members are not available at every HI hostel.
B. For some HI hostels, you have to be a member to find accommodation.
C. You will enjoy high quality services at the cheapest possible price.
D. Free public transportation to your destination is ensured.
3. If you want to be a member of HI, ______.
A. you can either call the HI Youth Hostel Association office or buy a membership online
B. you should book a room at an HI Youth Hostel first
C. you can buy a membership at an HI Youth Hostel Association office or outlet
D. you can buy a membership when you check in at an HI Youth hostel

上期参考答案
D1 1-4 CBBC D2 1. It’s mainly about British etiquette.
2. He annoyed some followers of the British royal family by putting his arm around Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, especially considering he was sweaty after a game. 3. They are tolerant toward it. / They think it’s unnecessary to blame LeBron James. 4. Britons usually keep their distance from strangers and avoid physical touch. 5. 所以可要记好了尽管英国人现在可能会观看美国电视节目,并且使用一些美国人的说话习惯和社会习俗,但是在某些场合下如果不确定对方的心意就贸然触碰英国人仍不是明智之举。D3 1-4 DBCB D4 1-3 BBC D5 1-5 CBCAA 6-10 CDBAD 11-15 BDCDB 16-20 BABBC


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