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作者:21ST
时间:2015-03-23


DAY1
Talk about feminism (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the article mainly about?
A. Why most people in the US support feminism.
B. Different opinions about feminism in the US.
C. The very difficult situation for feminism in the US.
D. The advantages and disadvantages of feminism.

2. According to the article, supporters of feminism believe ______.
A. women can do better than men
B. women should fight against men
C. men and women should enjoy equal rights
D. men should take good care of women

3. Which of the following statements about feminism is TRUE, according to the article?
A. It is an outdated movement.
B. It is a bad thing for men.
C. Students in the US learn a lot about it in schools.
D. Only a change of thought about it makes a difference.


Day2
A good choice (P4-5)
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 Kelly Clarkson’s attitude toward criticism for her changes in weight after giving birth? (No more than 10 words)
___________________________________________
2. What kind of topic does Kelly Clarkson’s recent album Piece By Piece focus on? (No more than 20 words)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
3. What happened to Kelly Clarkson when she was trying to realize her Hollywood dream in her early years? (No more than 20 words)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
4. Why did Kelly Clarkson say that her successful career started from “a hap-penstance”? (No more than 14 words)
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
5. Translate the following sentence into Chinese:
Ever since winning American Idol, she’s hung on to the love of critics – Esquire magazine even named her “the best voice in the history of pop music”.
___________________________________________
___________________________________________


Day3
How plants tell the time (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. How do plants know when to flower according to the study?
A. They are genetically timed to flower.
B. A change in season makes plants more sensitive.
C. The activation of the FKF1 protein tells the plants that it is time to flower.
D. Sunlight in the late afternoon sends special signals to inform the plants that it is time to flower.

2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the article?
A. When there is no sunlight, the FKF1 protein won’t be produced.
B. Plants are particularly sensitive to cold weather and shorter days.
C. We are getting closer to regulating plant flowering times.
D. Researchers have also studied how the FKF1 protein works in rice and wheat.

3. The study mentioned in the article may help us understand how to ______.
A. have plants that flower all year round
B. produce more chemical energy
C. increase the number of species of horticultural plants
D. increase production in the agricultural industry


Day4
Be like the beaver (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. What was the beaver doing when he first arrived near the author’s house?
A. He was chewing a maple tree.
B. He was working in the small river.
C. He was collecting branches to store his food for the winter.
D. He was making his home more comfortable and beautiful.

2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the second and third paragraphs?
A. All winter the beaver chewed nonstop.
B. The beaver’s strong will impressed the author.
C. The large maple tree had been chewed down by the time spring came.
D. The author didn’t think it was necessary for the beaver to chew the large tree.

3. What is the main idea of the article?
A. We should not bury ourselves in everyday matters.
B. We should learn from setbacks to improve ourselves.
C. We should make constant effort to achieve our future goals.
D. We should not change our goals whatever other people say.



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,选出最佳选项。
Are parents rational (理性的) about their children? No. Parents aren’t rational because 1 isn’t rational. Young people can understand this about romantic love, but they find it hard to 2 this element (元素) in parental love.
My eldest daughter’s 3 the other day brought this up. “Let me ask you something, Dad,” she began in a tone of patiently controlled 4 that every experienced parent knows.
“I sailed around the Mediterranean in a yacht (游艇) when I was seventeen,” she said. “I hiked through the Pyrenees from Spain to Paris. I’ve done rock climbing and deep-sea diving and slept in rainforests in the jungle of Indonesia. Right?”
“Right,” I said, “So 5 ?”
“So this,” she went on. “When I go to the corner drugstore to pick up some shampoo, why do you always tell me to be 6 when I cross the street?”
There is no 7 answer a parent can give to this.
All I could mumble (嘟囔) in 8 was that when I was 50, my mother would 9 me not to drive too fast. If I were 80 and she were still alive, I would be getting the 10 warning. No matter the 11 , a child is a child.
There is something else, too, that children find it hard to 12 . When they are far away, there is nothing we can do about their 13 . They are in the hands of the gods. Parents try not to 14 about it.
But when the children are 15 , the old protective urge quickly comes back, and it doesn’t 16 how far they have been or what experiences they have got through.
Most 17 happen around the corner, not in the rainforest. The most instinctive (本能的) act of almost every creature is to 18 its young, and with humans this 19 stays for a lifetime.
In the parent’s mind, a child ages but does not 20 . Rational? No. But if we were rational, would we want children at all?

1. A. anxiety B. fear C. loveD. desire
2. A. acceptB. improve C. removeD. dislike
3. A. problem B. question C. warningD. explanation
4. A. angerB. pride C. worryD. surprise
5. A. whenB. how C. whatD. why
6. A. braveB. careful C. quickD. helpful
7. A. necessaryB. different C. satisfactoryD. ordinary
8. A. apologyB. turn C. regretD. reply
9. A. persuadeB. promise C. remindD. expect
10. A. differentB. same C. extraD. right
11. A. ageB. distance C. genderD. power
12. A. decideB. miss C. chooseD. understand
13. A. success B. happiness C. luckD. safety
14. A. argueB. think C. forgetD. complain
15. A. awareB. hesitant C. closeD. frightened
16. A. proveB. matter C. meanD. mind
17. A. accidentsB. failures C. changesD. mistakes
18. A. followB. protect C. spoilD. treat
19. A. impressionB. effect
C. opportunityD. response
20. A. stopB. compete C. leaveD. grow

(答案见下期)21ST

上期参考答案
D1 1-3 CDB
D2 1. People honoring the great writer Charles Dickens with monuments and statues, even though it’s against his wishes.
2. 想一想现在的影星所受到的关注,你就能领会到当时查尔斯·狄更斯的名号意味着什么。
3. His story A Christmas Carol changed the way people celebrate Christmas.
4. His concerns about the new poor, especially children, and descriptions of their shocking conditions.
D3 1-3 CBB D4 1-4 BDDB D5 1-6 ACCBDA
7. realizing 8. out 9. completely 10. to get 11. scared
12. how 13. in 14. The 15. but 16. might/may/could


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