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英语练功房

Challenge both your English & minds

 
 
 

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 116. Moreover, many people, including drivers and cyclists, do not obey the traffic rules properly, especially at busy intersections. And this undoubtedly worsens the already grave situation.

  而且,许多人,包括司机和骑自行车的人,不能很好地遵守交通规则,特别是在繁忙的十字路口,这无疑使本已严重的状况雪上加霜。

  117. The number of private cars in urban areas should be limited while the number of public buses should be increased.

  在城市私人轿车的数量应得到控制而公交车的数量应该增加。

  118. When asked what kind of school they are willing to send their children to attend, many parents say they would choose a boarding school rather than day schools for their children.

  当问到愿意将孩子送到哪种学校的时候,许多父母认为他们会选择寄宿学校而不是日制学校。

  119. Many survey show that people in increasing numbers are beginning to recognize that boarding school provides better environment and facilities for children.

  许多调查显示越来越多的人开始意识到寄宿学校能给他们的孩子提供较好的学习环境和设施

  120. At the same time, there are still many people who live under the traditional ideas that day schools play an extremely important role in children's study.

  同时,仍有许多人持传统观点认为日制学校对孩子的学习发挥着极其重要的作用。

                             

Lesson 3  Body Language Speaks for Itself

If you saw a father patting his son _____ the back while _______(smile) happily, what would you think was going on? You would probably think that the father was congratulating his son _____ doing something well, maybe ______ (pass) an exam or _______( win) a race. You would know what was going on because you understood the message _________(convey) by the father’s body language. Across the world, a pat on the back and a smile usually means, “ ______done”.

Body language is used every single day by people of different nationalities all over the world. It is a language _______ words that consists _____ gestures, _______(face) expressions and body movement that greatly add to and sometimes even replace spoken language. Body language _________(use) communicate both attitudes and feelings from affection ___ anger just like any other languages, but it differs _______ spoken language as it is not always explicit. Somebody jumping for joy is easy to see _________ a raised eyebrow conveying doubt is easier to miss.

People often use body language ____ purpose. Someone ______ does not know the answer _______ a question will move their shoulders upwards away from their _________( up) body and then let them fall, meaning, “I don’t know.” However, body language can be __________(conscious) as well. A person ______ is feeling _______________(comfortable) or nervous will often hold their body ____ a very rigid manner and have a tight look about their months. They might also cross their arms and move _____an abrupt way resembling a robot more than a human.  They might not even realize how they are acting but their body language will tell  anyone ______ cares to look closely enough how they are feeling. Body language can therefore make people’s feelings more transparent as _________ we can lie with words, it is not as easy to do so with our bodies.

Learning to ____aware ____ your body language can be a very useful too. For example, in a job interview, you will probably be feeling nervous ______ you don’t want to appear _____ a state of unrest. You will want to appear calm with _____ much dignity ____ possible. Merely _____ uncrossing your arms, you will look more _____________(confidence)

Body language can be very useful when people do not share a common __________(speak) language. For example, in foreign countries, ____ is very easy to purchase something simply ___ smiling  and pointing _____ what you want. On the ______ hand, you can also easily show what you don’ t like _____ shaking your head. You can negotiate the price ____ using your hands to outline the shapes of things you want although this can cause confusion and a few laughs. 

However, body language can sometimes be ambiguous. Although every culture ______ the world uses the same gestures and expressions, they use them ___ different ways. For example, an American tourist at a German hotel might give an “OK sign ____ making a circle _____ his  fingers. ________ in American _______ this sign means everything is fine, in Germany , this gesture can cause _________(offend). Another example is that in most cultures to nod one’s head means “no” _________ in some cultures the opposite is true.

Regardless _____  these differences, experts agree that across the globe there is one form of body language that receives ___________( universe) __________( approve). the smile. Smiling has a high success rate so never be afraid to use it even when you are ________(nerve) and ___________( especial) in foreign countries.

 

 

64.(1)Three years later he turned ________ doctor.

 

(2)Three years later he became ________ doctor.

 

A. an B. a C. x D. the

 

65.(1)My brother often plays _______ football after class.

 

(2)He seldom plays _______ piano at the school.

 

A. the B. a C. x D. an

 

66.(1)She is ______ good a teacher that we all like her.

 

(2)She is _______ good teacher that we all like her.

 

A. so B. such C. such a D. quite a

 

 

Big Explosions in Dahab (宰海卜大爆炸)

CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) April 24, 2006Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 23 people and wounding dozens of others, rescue and security officials said.

Witnesses said smoke billowed up from the town’s tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant.

People in the small beach and diving resort, which is popular with backpackers, described scenes of carnage and chaos.

A cafe worker who was about 200 meters (yards) from the scene said: “We saw many dead people. People were screaming. People were being taken to hospital. Egyptians went to give blood. There were body parts. There’s police everywhere.”

“There are ambulances and cars taking people to hospital,” said another resident, who also did not want to be named.

The explosions took place at the Nelson Restaurant, the Aladdin Cafeteria and the Ghazala Supermarket, the Interior Ministry said.

The explosions took place in quick succession at about 7.15 p.m. (1715 GMT). “There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere,” said one witness, who heard the blasts.

An official with the local ambulance service said many of the dead appeared to be foreigners.

Israeli divers often stay in the resort but with the Passover holiday over it is unlikely many were there. The Israeli ambassador in Cairo and Israeli authorities said they did not know of any Israeli casualties.

One visitor said police were stopping cars and buses leaving the resort and had imposed restrictions on movements in and out of backpacker camps in the area.

It was the third set of three explosions on the eastern coast of the Sinai peninsula since October 2004, when a group attacked the Hilton hotel in the border resort of Taba and two other resorts on the northeast coast, killing 34 people.

Notes:  billow  v.  翻腾 debris  n.  残骸 carnage  n.  残杀,流血

chaos  n.  混乱 casualty  n. (人员)伤亡

 (   ) 1. What’s the result of the explosions in Dahab?

        A. 34 people were killed.                     B. There were many Israeli casualties.

        C. 23 people were killed and dozens of others were injured.

        D. Many houses were burned to the ground.

(   ) 2. How many places did the explosions take place in?

        A. Two      B. Three      C. Six      D. Eight

(   ) 3. What does the underlined word “resort” mean?

        A. popular holiday centre      B. hotel or guest-house for holidaymakers

        C. visiting some place         D. Making use of something for help

(   ) 4. Which of the following statements is right?

        A. Many of the dead appeared to be residents.

        B. The first set of three explosions took place in October 2004.

        C. Police couldn’t know what to do.

        D. Israeli divers stayed in the resort with the Passover holiday over.

 

 

In China today the public holiday __(1)__ (last) for three days, but the Spring Festival is __(2)__ oldest and most important festival in China, so __(3)__ (tradition), the festival continues __(4)__ the 15th day of the lunar month __(5)__ the Lantern Festival is held.  Everywhere is decorated __(6)__ a variety of different-sized lanterns and there is music and dancing in the streets.  One special feature is the dragon dance, where a huge dragon head and body, __(7)__ (support) by a team of dancers, weaves __(8)__ way around the streets __(9)__ (collect) money from houses on its route.  Once again food plays its part and Yuanxiao is served.  This is a sweet dumpling made from glutinous rice flour that is either boiled or __(10)__ (fry).

 

A squeeze B engage in C deep-rooted D thought-provoking E vastly

 

The picture depicts a man who is happily singing and walking home with his cute dog. He is coming back from work carrying his briefcase, and he must have stopped by the market on his way, buying vegetables and fish. As is suggested by the picture, he is exercising by waving the briefcase and basket together.

  The picture is _______ in that it endeavors to convince its audience that we can actually exercise anywhere, as long as we have the awareness of preserving health by exercise. Nowadays a large number of people _______ brainwork, and lack adequate physical movement. Moreover, many of them hold this _______ view that in order to exercise they must _______ time from their full schedule to go to a gym. Therefore they tend not to exercise simply due to their scanty time. However, the fact is that it is quite easy for everybody to exercise while walking on streets, traveling on buses, and even lying on bed—say, doing yoga.

  I reckon that the consciousness of maintaining health is significant for both individuals and the whole society. On the individual level, it is vividly evidenced by the man in the picture that his exercise improves his health and mood as well. On the social level, the improvement in quality of life contributes _______ to a harmonious society.

 

 

译文:

    这幅图描绘了一个男人高兴地一边唱着歌一边和他那可爱的小狗一起走回家。很显然他领着公文包下班回来,而且顺路去市场买了一些蔬菜和鱼。图中画出了他挥动着分别拎着公文包和菜篮的双手在做运动。

    这幅图非常发人深思,它使人们相信我们其实可以在任何地方运动,只要我们有通过运动来保持健康的意识。当今时代有很多人都从事脑力劳动,因而缺乏足够的身体运动。此外,很多人都有一种非常根深蒂固的想法,即为了锻炼身体我们必须要从满满当当的时间表中抽出一点时间去健身房锻炼。因此他们都会因为时间不够而逃避锻炼。但是,实际上每个人都可以非常容易地通过在街上走路、坐公交车、甚至是在床上进行锻炼,比如说做瑜伽。

    我认为保持健康的意识对于个人和整个社会都十分重要。对于个人来说,这幅图上的男人生动地证明了通过锻炼身体,既能促进健康又能改善心情对于社会来说,人口生活质量的改进会对和谐社会做出巨大的贡献

 

 

64.CB 65.CA 66.AC

1. C  细节理解题。从第一段可知大爆炸造成的后果。

2. B  细节理解题。从第六段可知,爆炸发生在三个地方。

3. A  词义猜测题。在第三段及倒数第三段的第一句中多次出现resort,结合句意,可知该词在此处意为“旅游/度假胜地”。

4. B  细节理解题。从最后一段可知第一次类似爆炸事件发生在200410月。

 

1. lasts 2. the    3. traditionally  4. until   5. when

 6. with 7. supported  8. its  9. collecting 10. fried

DBCAE

 

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