Bookstores are a travellers best friend: they provide convenient shelter in bad weather, and they often
host readings and other cultural events. Here is a look at world’s six greatest bookstores.
Adrian Harrington—since 1971. Rare books; rare first editions; leather bound sets and general
antiquarian (古玩). Address: 64A Kensington Church Street Kensington, London, England, U.K.
Another Country—Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. Another Country is an English Language second
hand bookshop which is mostly used as a library. They have about 20,000 books that you can buy or
borrow. Some regular events are held at the shop, such as readings, cultural events, social evenings and film
Atlantis Books—Oía, Santorini, Greece. Atlantis Books is an independent bookshop on the island of
Santorini, Greece, founded in 2004 by a group of friends from Cyprus, England, and the United States.
Throughout the year it has hosted literary festivals, film screenings, book readings, and good old fashioned
—Ojai, California, U.S.A. “The World’s Greatest Outdoor Bookstore”, a bookstore founded by Richard Bartinsdale in 1964. Shelves of books face the street, and regular customers are asked
for any books they take whenever the store is closed.
to drop coins into the door’s coin box to pay
10 Corso Como—Milan, Italy. Extensive selection of publication on art, architecture, design, graphics
and fashion, along with a strong emphasis on photography. It was founded in 1990 in Milan, Italy, by Carla
The Bookworm—A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and event space, now with four divisions in
three cities—Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu. The interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on
every wall are light and airy in summer, yet warm and comfortable in winter.
21. Which of the following bookstores has the longest history?
A. Adrian Harrington.
B. Atlantis Books.
C. Bart’s Books.
D. 10 Como Bookshop.
22. What can you do in Atlantis Books?
A. Attend a festival.
B. Learn photography.
C. Enjoy rare books.
D. Buy books anytime.
23. How is The Bookworm different from the other bookstores?
A. It is used as a library.
B. It hosts all sorts of activities.
C. It focuses on photography.
D. It has branches in different cities.
One night I rece ived a Facebook message from Laura a former classmate. “Hey Steve,” she said, know you’ve always been an animal lover. I’ve just had a baby and I can’t keep my mini pig.
Being fond of animals, I knew I wanted the pig. I just had to figure out how to make it happen. I lived
in a two-bedroom single-level house in Georgetwon, Ontario. It’s tough to bring a pig back to the house I share with two dogs, two cats, and my lifelong partner.
When I got home with the pig, I But I was not letting that pig go. So I told Laura I’d take the animal.
hid her in the bedroom, and began to prepare a dinner for Alisha —her favourite bacon cheeseburgers. It’s better to make her happy before introducing the new member to her.
When I led her to the bedroom and showed her the surprise, Alisha stood in the doorway like a statue.
It took her a few seconds to know what I had done. She complained about my unreasonable action. She
insisted there was no more room in the house.
I knew I was wrong, but I hoped I could smooth things over. Soon enough, the lovely pig did the
smoothing for me. Never had we felt such joy as she brought to us. We got her a name “Esther Esther’s arrival changed our lives. A few weeks later, we decided to stop eating bacon. We figured it
was our turn to try to change the world for other animals. A few months later, we moved to a farm where
we cared for abandoned animals — so far, six rabbits, six goats, two sheep, one horse, three cows and three
24. Who does the underlined phrase “my lifelong partner” in Paragraph 2 refer to?
25. Why did the author cook Alisha a meal?
A. To please her to accept the pig.
B. To make an apology to her.
C. To celebrate Esther’s arrival.
D. To show off his cooking skills.
26. What was Alisha’s reaction the moment she saw Esther?
A. She burst into tears.
B. She showed interest in her.
C. She quarreled with Steve.
D. She was frozen for a while.
27. What is the best title for the text?
A. A Small Pig Making a Big Difference
B. An Abandoned Pig Finding a Warm Home
C. A Little Pig Bringing Happiness to a Family
D. A Lovely Pig Removing a Couple’s Disagreement
Who can think of the race between the tortoise and the rabbit when it comes to the greatest races? Sure,
that race only took plac e in ancient Aesop’s mind, but while the great modern races can teach us a lot about commitment, perseverance (毅力) and the virtues of having a rather large engine, “The Tortoise and the Rabbit” may tell us everything about animals and even vehicles on this planet.
In a study published this week, Adrian Bejan, a professor of mechanical engineering, concludes that
no one should be surprised that the tortoise wins over the seemingly speedier rabbit. In fact, after analyzing
the reported speeds of land-air-and-water-based animals, Bejan concludes that the worlds well-known
speedsters are actually among the slowest when their movements are averaged out over the course of a
ases with mass The study builds on Bejan’s previous research showing that an animals speed incre
regardless of species. And that principle can also be extended to non-living things, like aircraft.
After studying data from historical airplane models, Bajan noted the speed of each model increased
ht. What about the modern jet fighter? How is that relatively small
with its size, too. That doesn’t sound rig
craft not faster than a clumsy large transport plane?
Again, Bejan harks back to the tortoise. That transport plane spends lots of time in the air, moving
regularly across long distances. The fighter jet, on the other hand, may fly across the sky occasionally,
but-like the rabbit-it’s often found resting on the ground.
The slow and steady transport plane wins the marathon of life.
than a lesson in perseverance.
But like so many good stories, Aesop’s tale offers even more
At one point, the rabbit asks the tortoise how he expects to win a race at such a slow pace.
The tortoise—ever focused—doesn’t respond But it’s the rabbits own words that provide the moment to reflect on, especially in modem times.
“There is plenty of time to relax,” Until there isn’t.
28. Why is the story “The Tortoise and the Rabbit” mentioned?
A. To warm people not to be proud.
B. To introduce a unique phenomenon.
C. To help put forward the author’s idea.
D. To show the importance of perseverance.
29. What has Bejan proved in his research?
A. Airplanes improve in speed.
B. Speed has nothing to do with size.
C. Speed matters most in the animal world
D. Animals’ speed and mass go hand in hand.
30. What lesson does the author want to teach us?
A. We shouldn’t look down on others
B. We should put our time to good use.
C. Staying focused during races is important.
D. People should often reflect on themselves.
31. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Life is just like a race.
B. Nearly all races are the same
C. Quickness is not all advantage in a race.
D. The slow but steady are always winners.
The long, white robot weighs more than 450 kilograms. Like other robots, it is equipped with cameras
and mechanical arms to automatically perform many different jobs.
Angus is a major part of operations at Alexander’s indoor robot farm. about 40 kilometers south of San Francisco. The 743-square meter farm uses a hydroponic system that grows plants without soil. The
plants grow inside equipment that provides a continuous flow of water. The indoor farm uses electrical light
instead of sunlight.
This kind of farm uses much less water and does not require human labor to run. The main job for
Angus is to move thousands of plants around the farm, from small containers to larger ones as they grow.
Angus also carries plants to another robot that does not have a name yet. Angus moves slowly to complete
its work. But the robot is very strong and can lift about 300 kilograms.
For now, the farm uses humans to collect vegetables and other crops when they are ready. But
Alexander says he is working on a robot that will eventually take over that job too.
Alexander helped start the company Iron Ox after leaving Google, where he worked on robotics at the
company’s Google x project. He teamed up with another former Google employee, Jon Binney. Together
they founded Iron Ox.
Iron Ox’s website says the hydroponic growing system uses 90 percent less water. It also said the
growing method is up to 30 times more productive than growing crops on land.
Alexander said growing food robotically throughout the year in major cities will provide a more
consistent and fresh product. Most of the vegetables sold in the U.S. are grown in California, Arizona,
Mexico and other nations. That means that many people in U.S. cities are eating vegetables that are nearly a
week old by the time they arrive in stores.
Indoor farms operate all year and are not generally affected by bad weather. This will permit the
company to provide a steady flow of goods without major price changes.
32. How does Angus work in the farm?
A. It provides a continuous flow of water for the plants.
B. It directs other robots to work in the farm.
C. It works on collecting vegetables.
D. It is in charge of transferring plants.
33. What do we know about Alexander?
A. He used to work on robotics at Google.
B. He started a company studying robotics with Binney.
C. He works on collecting crops when they are ready.
D. He started Iron Ox by himself.
34. What’s the advantage of Alexander’s farm?
A. The vegetables from this farm sell in higher price.
B. The vegetables from this farm are more nutritious.
C. It uses electrical light instead of sunlight.
D. It uses less water but produces more.
35. Which of the following can be a suitable title for the passage?
A. Robot Farm, the Future of the Agriculture
B. Robot Farm, Aiming to Bring Fresher Food to US Cities
C. Alexander, an Extraordinary Scientist on Robotics
D. Hydroponic System, the New Way of Farming
About one hundred years ago many educated people learned and spoke French when they met people
from other countries.Today most people speak English when they meet foreigners. ___36___ There are
more people who speak English as a second language than people who speak English as a first
language.Why is this?
___37___ One of them is that English has become the language of business.Another important reason
is that popular American culture(like movies，music，and McD onald’s)has quickly spread throughout the
Is it good that English has spread to all parts of the world so quickly? ___39___ It’s important to have
a language that the people of the earth have in common.Our world has become very global and we need to
communicate with one another.On the other hand，English is a fairly complicated language to learn and it
brings its culture with it.Do we really need that?
Scientists have already tried to create an artificial language that isn’t too difficult and does
peranto.___40___ Maybe the popularity of English won’t last that
any one group’s culture.It is called Es
long either.Who knows? There are more people in the world who speak Chinese than any other
language.Maybe someday Chinese will be the new international language.
A.People like English.
B.But it hasn’t become popular.
C.It has brought its language with it.
D.There is no doubt about the question.
E.This is why English was widely spoken.
F.It has become the new international language.
G.There are many reasons why English has become so popular.
Several months ago, I was asked to be friends with a guy named Matt. I was told that Matt had been in a motorcycle ___41___ in 2017. His wife died ___42___ that accident. He broke 42 bones and was
___43___ over 33% of his body. He spent 2 months in the bum unit, 1 month in rehab (康复)and another 9 months in ___44___. At first, they were not sure whether Matt would even ___45___. Then he received the not so ___46___ report — it was doubtful whether he would ___47___ again.
If there was anyone who could have fallen into a pit(深渊)of ___48___, you would believe it could be Matt. But that is not what Matt ___49___ to do. Matt worked ____50____ in rehab and treatment. He not only lived, but he could also walk! ____51____, Matt went back to work this past April! Matt put the following ____52____ on Facebook. When I read the quote,tears ____53____ down my cheeks. Train your mind to ____54____ the good in everything. Positivity is a ____55____. The happiness of your life____56____ the quality of your thoughts.
Matt has a new ____57____ now to write a book and ____58____his story to help others. Most people dont like to do public speaking. ____59____, Matt wants to do that. Does Matt believe that the happiness
of your life depends on the quality of your thought? Yes, he does! My friend Matt is a true ____60____!
41. A. accident B. match C. display D. deal
42. A. in case of B. on top of C. as a result of D. in spite of
43. A. scratched B. burned C. masked D. dotted
44. A. treatment B. peace C. progress D. shape
45. A. feed B. experience C. breathe D. live
46. A. astonishing B. disappointing C. encouraging D. thrilling
47. A. stand B. speak C. wake D. walk
48. A. self-love B. self-pity C. self-control D. self-confidence
49. A. afforded B. agreed C. chose D. refused
50. A. cheerfully B. beautifully C. faithfully D. actively
51. A. Believe it or not B. Sooner or later C. Once in a while D. To be exact
52. A. essay B. proverb C. quote D. report
53. A. passed B. rolled C. brought D. pulled
54. A. imagine B. see C. create D. obtain
55. A. choice B. privilege C. routine D. habit
56. A. links up with B. decides on C. catches up with D. depends on
57. A. discovery B. concept C. goal D. life
58. A. share B. relate C. convey D. compare
59. A. Therefore B. Otherwise C. However D. Besides
60. A. figure B. inspiration C. success D. educator
Mochi (年糕) is a traditional food popular in Chinese and Japanese cooking, made from
61 (special) treated rice. It is often presented in the form of a round cake, and is traditionally exchanged at the New Year.
Mochi is made by 62 (put) sticky rice into water overnight, cooking it and pounding it into a sticky paste. The paste is made into shapes ranging from simple to complex rounds, some of 63 are stuffed with sweet fillings. Mochi is often decorated with 64 (flower) or fruits, especially when it is exchanged as 65 gift at celebrations like birthdays and the New Year.
Traditionally, wooden mortars (臼) and pestles (杵) 66 (use) to pound mochi rice. Fresh mochi is usually cooked and served warm 67 a variety of sauces. Steaming and boiling are both popular preparations in Japan, along with cooking. Fresh mochi is soft but it 68 (hard) quickly. Prepacked mochi blocks, flattened and cut into square pieces or shaped into rounds, are available at grocery stores. Mochi can go bad easily, so it’s
69 (good) to cook soon than to keep it in your fridge.
Hard mochi pieces can be cooked, deep-fried, boiled, and more. Cooked mochi is very sticky, so be
careful not 70 (choke) on it.
How is everything going? I have favor to ask. Next week, I was going to a reception at the City Hall.
As is expected, Ill meet some high school student and their teachers inviting from America.
The only problem is that because Im not very good at small talks with people I dont know. So I am worried that I will make a fool of myself but make others embarrassing. I wonder if you would be kindly enough to give me some tips in what I can talk about with people from America. Are there any questions
that you should not ask?
Looking forward to your early reply.
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How is everything going? I have ∧
a favor to ask. Next week, I was
going to a reception at the City
Hall. As is expected, Ill meet some high school student
students and their teachers inviting
The only problem is that because Im not very good at small talks with people I dont know. So I
am worried that I will make a fool of myself but
and/or make others embarrassing
. I wonder if you would be
kindly kind enough to give me some tips in
what I can talk about with people from America. Are there any
questions that you
should not ask?
Looking forward to your early reply.
The picture gives us a view of a popular phenomenon: some playwrights and scriptwriters beat their brains
to adapt the classics to cater to the tastes of some readers and viewers. As a result, the traditional characters become so strange and the plots are totally different.
What the picture reflects is thought-provoking. It is so ridiculous that the precious literary treasures
are allowed to be ruined so much. As we all know, classical literature is the representation of the outstanding art of our nation and on no account should we spoil our literary treasures for economic benefit. Moreover, such adaptations may have negative effects on the average audience, especially children, whose outlook on life will be affected.
Therefore, measures should be taken to restrict these sorts of adaptation. For instance, the real classics are supposed to be presented on the bookshelves for appreciation. In addition, readers had better resist those inferior adapta tion. To sum up, it’s joint efforts that count when it comes to the rescue of our traditional cultural treasure.