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0817

EX3 A Furthermore B varieties C Therefore D consequently E sufficient

Water Crisis

Many People believe that fresh water will never be used up. They think fresh water comes from such _______ of sources as wells, rain and rivers that it is always _______ for use. Such an idea _______ leads to surprising waste of water. As a matter of fact, the earth is short of fresh water. _______, with the rapid growth of the world's population, the rising demand of water by industry, and the serious pollution of our surroundings, the world is facing the danger of running out of fresh water. Actually, in some big cities, fresh water cannot meet the daily needs.

_______, it is up to us to find ways to save water. First we should try to make the best use of water, and not waste it. Second, scientists must work even harder to purify seawater, polluted water and try to find substitutes in industry to reduce the use of fresh water.

0818

China to take measures to ensure toy quality

 The measures include enhancing self-discipline and supervision of the toy industry, ______[help] local authorities train manufacturers to improve management over product quality, and _______[strnengh] international cooperation and information exchange on toy production, spokesman Wang Xinpei said.

Wang said most toys _____[make] in China were produced in accordance with importers' designs, techniques and quality criteria. Some problematic toys uncovered recently stemmed from poor quality management in the production process and slack supervision by importers and traders as well.

A spokesman for China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said late last week that the United States importers and brand owners should ______ responsibility for recalled toys.

To prevent loopholes in quality control, overseas brand owners should improve their product design and supervision over product quality, ______ spokesman said.

The US product quality watchdog filed 29 recall cases _______[involve] toys made in China last year.

……On August 2, another toy company, Fisher-Price, also recalled more than one million character toys ______ unqualified paint. The producer's paint provider made the paint using fake materials.

…..China exported more than US$7 billion worth of toys last year, a ______[grow] of 7.5 percent over the previous year. The total included 300,000 batches of toys sold to the United States.

 

 I grew up in a tiny Baltimore row house in a faraway mountain area. My parents    36    the necessities of life    37    they couldnt give much more. If I asked my father    38    a pair of jeans, he would say, If you want them, make the money and buy them    39   . He wasnt being mean; he just couldnt    40    them. From age 12 on, I did part-time jobs after school.

       When I    41    from high school, I joined the navy. Soon I was in a boot camp(新兵训练营) at Parris Island, S. C., where I learned that life in the navy centered around completing daily

   42   . These could be anything from cleaning the camp to conducting mock(模拟的) battles. Completing these tasks successfully    43    discipline, team-work and responsibility. It didnt

   44    whether you were black, white or Asian; everyone worked together for the    45   of the company.

I went    46    to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and later became an officer in the navy. The part of my job I    47    most was the comseling(咨询) meeting I    48     with the family members of the men and women in my    49   , trying to help them deal with the long periods of    50   . These proved popular and word of them spread.   51    I was being asked to give encouraging    52    to business groups, educators and kids across the country.

But I consider the boot camp my first real    53   , and my life is still guided by the

   54    lessons I learned there. It taught me discipline, friendship and the pride related to setting a task every day and working hard to    55    it.

 36.A.provided                           B.got                    C.made                        D.bought

37.A.while                          B.but                    C.so                             D.or

38.A.about                          B.with                   C.for                            D.of

39.A.themselves                   B.ourselves            C.yourself                    D.myself

40.A.pay                             B.find                   C.produce                     D.afford

41.A.came                           B.returned             C.escaped                     D.graduated

42.A.drills                           B.tasks                  C.exercises                   D.reports

43.A.included                      B.asked                 C.required                    D.met

44.A.matter                         B.mean                 C.exist                         D.work

45.A.good                           B.boss                   C.rest                           D.right

46.A.out                              B.on                            C.away                         D.off

47.A.took                            B.hated                 C.enjoyed                     D.did

48.A.ended                          B.began                 C.continued                  D.held

49.A.charge                         B.situation             C.position                     D.choice

50.A.lessons                        B.meeting              C.training                     D.separation

51.A.Long before                 B.Before long        C.As usual                    D.Once again

52.A.performances               B.descriptions        C.speeches                    D.gifts

53.A.vacation                      B.place                  C.job                           D.travel

54.A.important                    B.bitter                 C.normal                      D.difficult

55.A.gain                                   B.achieve                     C.show                         D.match

0820

EX2

 Life is filled with challenges. As we get older we    1   realize that those challenges to the very things than   2   us and make us who we are, it is the same with the challenges that come with   3   . When we are fared with a challenge, we usually have two   4   . we can try to beat it off, or we can decide that the thing  5   the challenge isn’t worth the   6   and call it quits. Although there are certainly   7   when calling it quits it the right thing to do, in most   8   all that is needed is   9   and communicable.

When we are communed to something, it means that no matter how   10   or how uncomfortable something is, we will always choose to   11   it through instead of running away from it. Communication is making a   12   for discussion and talking about how you feel as opposed to just saying what the other person did wrong.   13   you can say to a friend, “I got my feelings hurt.”   14   “You hurt my feelings,” you are going to be able to solve the problem much faster. In dealing with many challenges that friendship will bring to you, try to see them for   15   they are: small hurdles you need to jump or   16   on your way through life. Nothing is so big that it is   17   to get over, and hurt only   18   to make us stronger. It is all part of growing up, it   19   to everyone, and some day you will  20  all of this and say, “Hard as it was, it make me who I am today. And that a good thing.”

1. A. seem to                B. come to                   C. hope to                           D. try to

2. A. design                 B. promote                  C. direct                             D. shape

3. A. confidence           B. pressure                   C. friendship                D. difficulty

4. A. opportunities               B. expectations                    C. choices                    D. aspects

5. A. demanding           B. deserving                 C. predicting         D. presenting

6. A. comment                    B. loss                         C. trouble                           D. expense

7. A. spans                   B. times                       C. dates                       D. ages

8. A. cases                   B. fields                             C. parts                       D. occasions

9. A. assessment           B. commitment                   C. encouragement D. adjustment

10. A. doubtful                    B. shameful                 C. harmful                   D. painful

11. A. keep                  B. control                           C. face                           D. catch

12. A. space                 B. plan                        C. topic                       D. room

13. A. If                             B. As                           C. While                            D. Unless

14. A. other than          B. rather than                      C. or rather                  D. or else

15. A. what                  B. who                        C. where                             D. which

16. A. pass by               B. come across                    C. get through                     D. run over

17. A. unnecessary               B. necessary                 C. impossible                      D. possible

18. A. serves                B. means                            C. aims                        D. attempts

19. A. opens                 B. appeals                           C. goes                 D. happens

20. A. lock down on            B. look back on                   C. look forward to               D. look up to

0822

EX2

        Soon after Dave left college, one of his uncles, who was rich and had no    1    of his own died and left Dave a lot of money, so he decided to    2    (短语动词) his own real estate agency.

He found a nice office,    3    (buy) some new furniture and moved in. He had only been there for a few hours when he heard someone coming    4    the door of his office.

“It’s my first customer!” he thought. He quickly picked up    5    (冠词) telephone and pretended to be very busy    6    an important call from someone in New York    7    wanted to buy a big and expensive house in the country.

        The man knocked at the door    8   this was going on, came in and waited    9    (polite) for the agent to finish his conversation. Then he said to him, “I’m from the telephone company, and I    10    (send) here to connect your telephone.”

      EX4

 It is rally hard to imagine what it is like to hear that you’ve lost your job.

  They called it a “ 21 Friday” when the first 50 people were  22  without warning. We had been 23 by another firm. The ax didn’t hit me right away, but I knew it 24 would. A sympathetic boss whispered into my ear:  25 yourself: you would be on their list.

  The whole message seemed 26  . As a rising department head, I had learned to perform well and behave 27 . All my efforts and 28 got me safety and job satisfaction  29  . That idea guided me through all years of steady advancement.

   But the ax did fall. I could hardly 30  with it when the phone call finally came. At 45, with a child in college, I was completely  31 . Suddenly I found out that I was doing a poor job 32   myself. I visited different people, had various interviews, and  33  hours of waiting and answering the same questions: yes, I was fired; no , not for my own   34  ; yes, I’m eager to find work; no, I won’t take just any job. My goal was to land a position similar to the lost one. But nothing was happening.

  It was cold; the job market was even colder. I was becoming 35  about day-to-day living  36 .  37 my wife listened   38 to my complaints and the support of friends was invaluable, I didn’t want to   39 them or face well-meaning but unanswerable questions.

  With anxiety 40 , I changed my mind and decide to try any kind of work I could find. Then one day, luck was finally with me again.    答案:

21. A. Black  22.   D. fired23.  C. taken over  24. A. soon   25.  B. Prepare 26.  C. impossible  27.  B. properly28. B. contribution  29. D. in return

30. D. deal31. A. helpless 32. B. selling  33.  C. experienced    34. C. fault  35. A. worried           36.  C. expenses  37. B. Although      38. A. patiently    39. D. worry

40. A. disappearing   

0823

Easy Earning Through Trade

Guangzhou, an international metropolis, not only attracts many foreigners to visit, but also attracts many to do business and even settle _____. Most of the foreigners _____ live in Guangzhou are doing foreign trade and _____[earn] more than 10,000 yuan a month. 

Profitable Tools:  Line + Computer + Translators

Mohamb, an Egyptian who does foreign trade in Guangzhou, said his biggest gain here is “being married to a Chinese girl”. He spoke in praise of Guangzhou because he, “met her here”. The couple, both Moslems and with similar living habits, _____ in love at first sight and got married two years ago.

Haiyan, the wife, was wearing an aba and mauve scarf when the reporter met her. She said that doing business here for foreigners does not need too much technology, “a telephone line, a computer and one _____ two translators is enough”, and the profits are comparatively high, “about 10,000 yuan per month”.

_____, sometimes life is rather tough for them. They not only have to bear the _____[lone]of being far from home and family members, but also have to work very late at night when connecting with customers in foreign countries, due to the time _____[different] between countries.

EX4 listening Launching a Life with $10 and a Dream                                                                                                       

                                                                                         

0824

It doesn’t matter when or how much a person sleeps, but everyone needs some rest to stay alive. That’s ___1___ all doctors thought, until they heard about Al Herpin. Al Herpin, it was said, never slept. Could this be true ? The doctors decided to see this strange man ___2___.

Al Herpin was 90 years old when the doctors came to his home in New Jersey. They thought for sure that he got some sleep of some kind. So they stayed with him and watched every movement he made. ___3___ they were surprised. Though they watched him hour after hour and day after day. They never saw Herpin sleeping. In fact, he did not even own a bed. He never needed ___4___.

The only rest that Herpin sometimes got was sitting in a comfortable chair and reading newspapers. The doctors were puzzled by this strange ___5___ sleeplessness. They found only one answer that might explain his condition. Herpin remembered some talk about his mother having been injured several days before he was born. But that was all. Was this the real reason ? No one could be sure. Herpin died ___6___ the age of 94.

 

Guangzhou Expo to Launch August 31st, Featuring Super-long Bus

A staged B displayed C capacity D regions E available

Guangzhou Expo 2007 will be held from August 31 to September 3, 2007, at the Pazhou Convention Complex, Guangzhou, as announced during a press conference by the city government on August 22nd, in Guangzhou.

An 18-meter super-long bus made in Zhejiang Province, China, will be ________ at the Guangzhou Expo. [Guangzhou Daily]

International shows of cartoon and comic, urban public communication and modern logistics are to be incorporated into the Expo, said Chen Shaokang, Vice Secretary General of Guangzhou Municipal Government.

Almost 3,000 booths will be ________ for some 3,000 registered participating companies. These companies come from 13 overseas countries and ________ and 30 Chinese provinces.

The Expo features one comprehensive show and six industry shows.

The International Show of Urban Public Communication is debuting for the first time in Guangzhou. An 18-meter super-long bus made in Zhejiang Province, China, will be displayed at the show.

With a ________ of 200, the bus is for the coming BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system in the city. Its unit price is 2 million yuan (US$ 263,000)It was also announced that the annual Guangzhou Expo will be ________ on the first Friday of each September.

 

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