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Challenge both your English & minds





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31. This view is now being questioned by more and more people.


  32. Although many people claim that, along with the rapidly economic development, the number of people who use bicycle are decreasing and bicycle is bound to die out. The information Ive collected over the recent years leads me to believe that bicycle will continue to play extremely important roles in modern society.

  尽管许多人认为随着经济的高速发展,用自行车的人数会减少,自行车可能会消亡, 然而,这几年我收集的一些信息让我相信自行车仍然会继续在现代社会发挥极其重要的作用。

  33. Environmental experts point out that increasing pollution not only causes serious problems such as global warming but also could threaten to end human life on our planet.


  34. In view of such serious situation, environmental tools of transportation like bicycle are more important than any time before.


  35. Using bicycle contributes greatly to peoples physical fitness as well as easing traffic jams.


36. Despite many obvious advantages of bicycle, it is not without its problem.


  37. Bicycle cant be compared with other means of transportation like car and train for speed and comfort.


  38. From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw the conclusion that advantages of bicycle far outweigh its disadvantages and it will still play essential roles in modern society.


  39. There is a general discussion these days over education in many colleges and institutes. One of the questions under debate is whether education is a lifetime study.


  40. This issue has caused wide public concern.




(  ) 61. It is just as hard to persuade my wife not to dance ____ to keep me from the football field.

  A. so it is B. as it is C. so is it D. as is it

(  ) 62.  It was dark and cold. They had to find a house ____ and some wood ____.

  A. to stay in…to make a fire with  B. to stay…to make a fire with

   C. to stay in…to make a fire       D. to stay…to make a fire

(  ) 63  Some of the middle-aged people ____ to the meeting were famous professors.

  A. were invited B. who invited   C. inviting      D. invited

(  ) 64  Most green vegetables, ____ for too long, will lose nutrition.

  A. if to be cooked  B. if cooked

  C. if cooking  D. if being cooked

(  ) 65.  ____ you dislike ancient buildings, Warrick Castle is worth a visit.

      A. As         B. If         C. Even if       D. Now that


Unit 13  Lesson 1  Success comes with a high EQ

Most students do an IQ test early in their school career. Even if they never see their results, they feel that their IQ is ____ determines how well they are going to do in life. When they see other students doing better than them, they usually believe that those students have a higher IQ and that there is nothing they can do ____[change] facts. However, new research into EQ suggests that success ____[be] not simply the result of a high IQ.


 While your IQ tells you how intelligent you are, your EQ tells you how well you use your intelligence. Professor Salovey, ____ invented the term EQ, gives the following description:At work, it is IQ ____ gets you hired ____ it is EQ that gets you promoted.Supported by his academic research, Porfessor Salovey suggests that when predicting someone’s future success, their character, as ____[measure] by EQ tests, might actually matter ____ than their IQ.


Professor Salovey may be correct. For example, have you ever wondered why some of the smartest students in your class, who you think ____ good grades, sometime end up ____[fail] exams? Perhaps their failure is because ____ their low EQ. people are often ____[mistake] in thinking that those ____ high IQs always have high EQs as well. This association can exist, but it is just as possible for someone with a high IQ to have a low EQ.


____ is generally believed that people with high EQs are open to new ideas and have positive attitudes ____ life. They are also less likely to be troubled by problems. On the other hand , ____ is little doubt that people with low EQs often have problems ____[get] on with other people and ____ with difficult situations; thus they have a harder time ____[survive] in the life.


 People generally believe that a person’s IQ is determined ____ birth. However, most social scientists agree that EQ has a lot to do ____ education. Some are trying to study the ____[possible] of improving a person’s EQ, especially in terms ____ “people skills”, such as understanding and communication.


 Professor Mayer, recognized by many as a ____[lead] expert in the study of changes to people’s EQs, recently announced the results of a study ____ senior high school students. When normal students were introduced to students with disabilities, they found that, ____, the normal students were more willing to help people with difficulties .They also showed a better understanding of the disabled students’ feelings compared to students who had not been involved in the study. There was also an obvious change in the disabled students’ attitudes. They became more positive about life and more willing to try new things.


 The results of studies such as these show that EQ is as important, if not more important than IQ. To get ahead in the world and ____ a happy successful life means ____[get] on with other people and being able to understand and react to situations in the best way possible. This requires a high EQ ------ the higher the ____[good]. And the fact ____ it might be possible to raise EQs means that schools need to make sure that their students are receiving the education they really need, and know that their futures are not ____[entire]determined by their IQs.



Lesson 9 Flying cats 飞猫


Cats never fail to fascinate human beings. They can be friendly and affectionate towards humans, but they lead mysterious lives of their own as well. they never become submissive like dogs and horses. As a result, humans have learned to respect feline independence. Most cats remain suspicious of humans all their lives. One of the things that fascinaes us most about cats is the popular belief that they have nine lives. Apparently, there is a good deal of truth in this idea. A cat’s ability to survive falls is based on fact.

    Recently the New York Animal medical Centre made a study of 132 cots over a period of five months. All these cats had one experience in common: they had fallen off high buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries. Of  course, New York is the ideal place for such an interesting study, because there is no shortage of tall buildings. There are plenty of high-rise windowsills to fall, from! One cat ,Sabrina, fell 32 storeys, yet only suffered from a broken tooth. ‘Cats behave like well-trained paratroopers,’ a doctor said. It seems that the further cats fall, the less they are likely to injure themselves. In a long drop, they reach speeds of 60 miles an hour and more. At high speeds, falling cats have time to relax. They stretch out their legs like flying squirrels. This increases their air-resistance and reduces the shock of impact when they hid the ground. 



nver fail to do 双重否定==肯定

If you aks for help in the polite way, you never fail to succeed.

If you receive requests like this, you'll never fail to accept.


1 never fail to, can't fail to, don't fail to , 否定词+fail to(语气较强烈)

2 否定的形容词之前加以否定  unreasonable-> not unreasonable

Eg: What he said is not unreasonable.

It is quite common (not uncommon ) for us to make mistakes.

3 not + without

Eg: You can't obtain english without working hard.

    He doesn’t have any meal without meat.


Eg: There is no cat that doesn't like fish.

There is nothing that he can't do.

There is no rule that has no exception.


be suspicious of sb. 对什么表示怀疑,存有戒心


 be based on:基于事实基础之上

base sth. on: 把某事加强在什么基础之上

We base the theory on the fact

The theory is based on fact.



in common = the same


fall off 坠落, 掉落



there is no shortage

shortage:缺乏 = lack, of搭配,shortage / fack of

shortage of money led to the failure of the experiments.



suffer from: 遭受什么痛苦

A lot of people in the world are suffering from terrible disease.


behave like = act like

well-trained: 训练很好的,well-decorated:装饰漂亮的


at high speeds

stretch out 充分伸展


Multiple choice questions



1  We find cats endlessly fascinating because _____ .

a. we feel there is a good deal we do not know about their lives

b. we believe that cats have nine lives

c.they are different from dogs and horses

d. they can reach a speed of 60 miles an hour while falling

2  A recent study of 132 cats in New York proved _____ .

a. that it is true that cats have nine lives

b. that cats are related to flying squirrels

c. they are different from dogs and horses

d. that cats falling from great heights are seldom killed

3  Cats can survive great falls mainly because _____ .

a. the further they fall, the less likely they are to injur themselves

b. a cat’s ability to survive is based on fact

c. a falling cat relaxed its legs and so increases its air-resistance

d. they are unlikely to exceed a speed of about 60 miles an hour


4  Cats have an unfailing fascination _____ most people. (l.1)

a. with    b. to    c. for    d. at

5  Cats never become submissive _____ .(l.3)

a. as dogs and horses    b. in the way that dogs and horses do

c. as far as dogs and borses    d. as for dogs and horses

6  _____ popularly believed that cats have nine lives.(l.7)

a. there is    b. Is    c. This is    d. It is

7  New Youk is ideal for this study because _____ high-rise buildings. (ll.11-12)

a. there is plenty of    b. of the number of    c. it has plenty    d. the number


8  Over a period of five months, there was _____ of 132 cats in New Youk. (l.9)

a. a study    b. studied    c. some studies    d. studing



9  Most cats are suspicious of human beings _____ their lives. (l.5)

a. during    b. throughout    c. through    d. white


10  _____ there is a good deal of truth in this idea. (l.7)

a. As a matter of fact    b. In the event    c. It would seem    d. Surprisingly enough


11  That cats can survive falls from great heights is _____ by the facts.(ll.7-8)

a. explained    b. tested    c. supported    d. borne

12  One cat fell 32 stroeys. _____ she only suffered a broken tooth. (ll.12-13)

a. Even so    b. Although    c. Moreover    d. In spite of


1. A

endlessly fascinating 无穷的,特别吸引人的魅力


2 D

that the further cats fall, the less they are likely to injure themselves Because they have got enough time to relax and this increases their air-resistance and reduces the shock of impact.


3. A

that the further cats fall, the less they are likely to injure themselves


4. C



with some children, their pocket money goes a long way.




5. B


in the way that…以…方式

I love you in the way that you love me.

We like modern art in the same way that we like beautiful…


6. D

It is said that 据说

It is announced that 据宣布

It is reported that…据报道


7 B

there is plenty of -- there are plenty of


8. A

9. B

during 在…期间(时间较徒刑)

during our holiday; during the week

through 侧重强调从空间穿过

through the crowd 穿过人群;through the door

Monday through Friday

throughout their lives 贯穿始终

10 C

it would seem (that )… ----apparently


11. C

explain 解释; test 检测; borne 容忍,忍耐

The theory is supported by the fact.

The theory is based on the fact.


12. A

even so 注意上下文的语境

although  让步;虽然,但是

in spite of 只用来连接名词、动名词或代词



He is very tired, even so he keeps studing English hard.






to change

































61. B  

62. A 动词不定式to live into make a fire with分别作定语修饰a housesome wood,与被修饰的名词构成了动宾关系,所以动词不定式用及物动词或不及物动词加介词构成的相当于及物动词的短语动词。

63. D

64. B

65. C 主句与从句之间是让步关系,所以用even if.




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