There are numerous amusement parks all over the world. A famous magazine,
Amusement Today, does a survey among park lovers every year both in the US and
overseas, based on which, “Top 5 List of the Best Amusement Parks in the World”
has come out as follows:
Disneyland is a theme park in Anaheim, California, the US. More than 515 million
guests have traveled to this American landmark from around the world since the
park first opened to guests on July 17, 1955. The park consists of many
world-famous sections, such as Main Street, Adventure Land, New Orleans Square,
and so on.
Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Florida
Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida, near Orlando opened on October 1, 1971. It is the most famous
theme park in Florida. The park’s design and attractions don’t make much
difference from Disneyland Park in Anaheim.
EPCOT, Disney World, Florida
EPCOT is the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort near
Orlando, Florida. The park opened on October 1, 1982, and was named EPCOT Center
from 1982 to 1993. It was the largest Disney theme park in the world until 1998,
when Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened.
Disney-MGM Studios, Florida
MGM’s streets are the home for some great movie-themed attractions with a
history of less than 30 years. With the addition of the Twilight Zone Tower of
Terror and the Rock andRoller Coaster, the park is now home to Disney World’s
most thrilling rides.
Universal Studios, Florida
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen and jump right into the action of your
favorite movies at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV theme park in
1. Which park has the longest history?
A. Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Florida.
B. Disneyland, California.
C. EPCOT, Disney World, Florida.
D. Disney-MGM Studios, Florida.
2. Which of the following theme parks have similar attractions?
A. EPCOT & Disney-MGM.
B. Disneyland,California & Magic Kingdom.
C. Disneyland,California & Universal Studios.
D. Magic Kingdom & Universal Studios.
3. What’s the purpose of the passage?
A. To attract tourists to these theme parks.
B. To compare attractions in different theme parks.
C. To increase the sales of Amusement Today
D. To introduce world’s best amusement parks.
Two of the saddest words in the English language are “if only”. I live my life
with the goal of never having to say those words, because they convey regret,
lost opportunities, mistakes, and disappointment.
My father is famous in our family for saying, “Take the extra minute to do it
right.” I always try to live by the “extra minute” rule. When my children were
young and likely to cause accidents, I always thought about what I could do to
avoid an “if only” moment, whether it was something minor like moving a cup full
of hot coffee away from the edge of a counter, or something that required a
little more work such as taping padding (衬垫) onto the sharp comers of a glass
I don’t only avoid those “if only” moments when it comes to safety. It’s equally
important to avoid “if only” in our personal relationships. We all know people
who lost a loved one and regretted that they had foregonean opportunity to say
“I love you” or “I forgive you.” When my father announced he was going to the
eye doctor across from my office on Good Friday, I told him that it was a
holiday for my company and I wouldn’t be here. But then I thought about the fact
that he’s 84 years old and I realized that I shouldn’t give up an opportunity to
see him. I called him and told him I had decided to go to work on my day off
I know there will still be occasions when I have to say “if only” about
something, but my life is definitely better because of my policy of doing
everything possible to avoid that eventuality. And even though it takes an extra
minute to do something right, or it occasionally takes an hour or two in my busy
schedule to make a personal connection, I know that I’m doing the right thing.
I’m buying myself peace of mind and that’s the best kind of insurance for my
4. Which of the following is an example of the “extra minute” rule?
A. Move an object out of the way before it traps someone.
B. Leave the room for a minute with the iron working.
C. Wait for an extra minute so that the steak tastes better.
D.Start the car the moment everyone is seated.
5. The author decided to go to her office on Good Friday to ___________.
A. keep her appointment with the eye doctor
B. join in the holiday celebration of the company
C. meet her father who was already an old man
D. finish her work before the deadline approached
6. The underlined word "foregone" in Paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to
A. abandoned B. lacked
C. avoided D. abused
7. What is the best title for the passage?
A. The Emotional Well-being B. The Peace of Mind
C. The Most Useful Rule D. The Two Saddest Words
Your local grocery store is a psychological minefield (布雷区)，where even the
bananas are ripe with mystery.
1．Southpaws(左撇子)have an invisible (看不见的)advantage
You've probably seen that stores keep go-to items—produce，meats，dairy—on the
outer edge.But did you notice that most of them are set up to make you run
counterclockwise (逆时针)? Ninety percent of us are right-handed，so we buy more
when it's counterclockwise.You'll also often find the dairy section in the back
left corner：Because dairy is likely on your list，stores make sure you take the
longest route to get there.In fairness，it's also a more convenient place to put
2．Everything is in its place
It's safe to say that nothing you see on a shelf is there by chance.The cookies
on sale at the end of a passage are likely the result of smart product
placement.More expensive items are usually placed at an adult's eye level，while
colorful treats and other products for kids are positioned lower—to catch the
attention of children.
3．Time goes by so slowly
Stores rarely have windows or clocks.With no reference to the outside world，
customers can easily lose track of how long they've been there so that they can
buy more.Grocery stores may use another trick to control your sense of time:
small floor tiles (瓷砖)．
8．Why do stores usually put dairy in the back left corner?
A．Because it is a quiet place.
B. To attract people's attention.
C．To make people buy more.
D．Because most people are right-handed.
9．You are more likely to find toys________．
A．in corners B．at the end of a passage
C．at an adult's eye level D．on lower shelves
10．Why are there usually no windows or clocks in stores?
A．They are useless. B．To make customers stay longer.
C．There is no space for them. D．To allow customers to enjoy themselves.
11．Which can be the best title for the text?
A. Advantages of stores B．Secrets of stores
C．How to shop in stores D．How to operate a store
Nearly everyone has bad habits.That's because，try as we might，bad habits are
hard to break.On the other side，good habits，such as eating more healthfully or
exercising regularly，never seem to stick.As a result，most people throw up their
hands and surrender．
But now a new book，BetterThanBefore: MasteringtheHabitsofOurEverydayLivesby
best-selling author Gretchen Rubin，offers some useful solutions.
Rubin，who became interested in habits during her research on happiness，which
resulted in two popular books，TheHappinessProject(2009) and HappieratHome(2012)，
found that our inability to master unwanted behaviors was a major downer (
令人沮丧的因素)．So，after guiding millions of readers down the path of true
contentedness，Rubin turned her investigative skills toward habits.
Her most important find? Change is possible if we do some soul searching and
identify how we respond to expectations.And，just about everybody falls into one
of four personality categories：Questioners，Obligers，Rebels and Upholders.
Rubin believes herself to be a classic Upholder，someone who forms habits
relatively easily because she responds well to both other people's deadlines and
her own.As to the other types，Questioners will only form a habit if it makes
sense to them; Obligers work hard to meet other people's expectations but often
let themselves down.And Rebels resent (反感) habits.
“Think about the habit that you want to form and then think: “What's everything
I could do to set myself up for success？”says Rubin.For example，if you want to
exercise more and you're an Obliger，call your friend who lives across the street
and meet at 6：30 every morning for a walk.
One common pitfall (陷阱)，says Rubin，especially when it comes to changing your
diet，is lack of clarity (清楚)．“You can't make a habit out of eating more
healthfully，”she says.Instead，your habit should be something like: “I'm going to
pack a lunch every day and bring it to work instead of eating out.”
As for exercise，Rubin recommends a strategy called pairing—coupling two
activities，one that you need or want to do and one that you don't particularly
want to do.Rubin，for example，only allows herself to read magazines while on
fitness equipment at the gym.
12.What does the underlined word “surrender” in Paragraph 1 mean?
A．Catch up. B．Settle down.
C．Calm down D．Give up.
13．Why did Rubin start to study habits?
A．She used to suffer from some bad habits.
B．Good habits make people successful.
C．Bad habits make people unhappy.
D．Her two books about habits sold quite well.
14．Which kind of people try to meet other people's expectations instead of
15．The pairing strategy________．
A．forces people to do something necessary
B．is used to make people more efficient
C．encourages people to enjoy themselves
D．can help people have a healthy diet
How to improve vocabulary fast
Your vocabulary refers to the words in a language you are familiar with. We
should learn some ways to expand it.
Read every day.16 . Choose reading material that is slightly above your level
and keep a dictionary with you to look up words you do not know.
17.If you do not meet with an unfamiliar word in your daily reading, use your
dictionary to search for one.
Learn the correct definition and pronunciation for each new word. Pronunciation
is as important as definition because in order to add a word to your active
vocabulary, you must be able to use it in speech.
Elaborate (详尽阐述) on the meaning of the word. If you have just learned the word
“stubborn”, think about the neighbour who will not lend you his car.18 .
Use your new word in speech and in writing. E-mail your sister about how your
cat is stubborn about sleeping on your pillow. 19 .But the more you use it, the
more fluent you will become in its use. Soon it will be a regular part of your
Tell everyone you are trying to increase your vocabulary. Encourage them to ask
you what your latest word is.20 . The more you explain the meaning of a word to
someone, the more likely you are to remember it.
A. Or let them ask for the definition of a new word you have used.
B. The first time you use a new word in speech it may seem strange.
C. Your vocabulary contains the words you understand.
D. Find a new word every day.
E. Imagine him shaking his head, and think of him as ‘stubborn in his refusal.”
F. The more often you read, the faster your vocabulary can grow.
G. The vocabulary can be increased.
Ann’s neighbor Tracy found a lost dog wandering around the local high school.
She asked Ann if she could keep an eye on it. Ann said that she could 21 it only
for the day.
Tracy took photos of the 22 and printed off 400 FOUND fliers (传单), and put them
in mailboxes. Meanwhile, Ann bought some pet 23 in the dollar store nearby, and
warned her two 24 not to fall in love with it. At the time, Ann’s son Thomas was
10 years old, and Jack, who was 25 from a heart operation, was 21 years old.
Four days later Ann was still 26 the dog, whom they had started to 27 Riley.
When she arrived home from work, the dog 28 itself against the screen door and
barked 29 at her. As soon as she opened the door, Riley 30 into the boys’ room
where Ann 31 that Jack was suffering a heart attack. Riley ran over to Jack, and
as soon as Ann bent over to 32 him the dog went33 .
“If it hadn’t come to get me, the 34 said Jack would have died,” Ann reported to
a local newspaper. At this point, no one had called to 35 the dog, so Ann
decided to keep it.
The next morning Tracy got a call. A man named Peter 36 his dog and called the
37 on the flier. Tracy started 38 , and told him, “That dog 39 my friend’s son.”
Peter drove to Ann’s house to 40 his dog, and saw Thomas and Jack crying in the
window. After a few moments Peter said, “Maybe Odie was supposed to find you,
maybe you should keep it.”
21. A. accept B. control C. watch D. train
22. A. dog B. neighbor C. school D. house
23. A. books B. toys C. clothes D. supplies
24. A. sons B. brothers C. daughters D. sisters
25. A. escaping B. resigning C. recovering D. dying
26. A. playing with B. looking after C. thinking of D. worrying about
27. A. call B. visit C. mean D. mention
28. A. rested B. supported C. knocked D. threw
29. A. angrily B. madly C. aimlessly D. weakly
30. A. stared B. reached C. dashed D. followed
31. A. believed B. found C. heard D. remembered
32. A. wake B. calm C. carry D. help
33. A. silent B.crazy C.sad D.angry
34. A. reporter B. doctor C. writer D. owner
35. A. retreat B. greet C. comfort D. claim
36. A. appreciated B. missed C. recognized D. raised
37. A. name B. number C. witness D. paper
38. A. arguing B. explaining C. crying D. shouting
39. A. saved B. trusted C. needed D. understood
40. A. show off B. give up C. see off D. pick up
Happiness can be described 41.________ a positive mood and a pleasant state of
mind. There are many factors 42._________(contribute) to happiness.
A person in an apparently ideal situation is not 43._________(necessary) happy.
The ideal situation may have little to do with his actual feelings.
A good education and income are usually considered necessary for happiness.
Though both may contribute, 44.________ are only chief factors if the person is
seriously undereducated or actually suffering from lack of physical needs.
The rich 45._______(be) not likely to be happier than the middle-income group or
even those with very low incomes. People with college educations are somewhat
happier than those who did not graduate from high school, and it46
.____________(believe) that this is mainly 47.________they have more opportunity
to control their 48._________(life). Yet people with a high income and a college
education may be less happy than those with the same income and no college
Poor health does not rule out happiness except for the severely49
._________(disable) or those in pain. Learning 50.________(cope)with a health
problem can contribute to happiness.
When I grow up, I'll work with animals. Though I don't know exactly how I can do
for the animals yet, I can at least to follow my brother. He is a excellent vet.
He looks after frightened snakes. He says that snakes are easy to deal as they
don't have any legs. My father, a scientist, works to save rarely birds, some of
that are really clever and can even say some words. My mother trains dolphins
every workday. They practise in the pool. She hears the dolphins talk and sang.
That sounds really cool! There are so many animal job to choose from, but which
one is right for them? I'll have to wait and see!
参考词汇:毛笔字the writing brush 京剧Peking opera 泥人张Clay Figurine Zhang
A篇.【答案】1.B 2. B3. D
B篇.【答案】4.A 5.C 6. A 7. D
D篇【答案】12.D13．C 14．D 15.A
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aftersnakes. He says that snakes are easy to deal 加as they don't have any legs.
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even say some words. My mother trains dolphins every workday. They practise in
the pool. She hears the dolphins talk and. That sounds really cool! There are so
many animalto choose from, but which one is right for? I'll have to wait and
I'm glad to learn that you are coming to my school to participate in a
communication meeting about Chinese customs in July.
When it comes to the communication meeting, there are several aspects that I am
willing to share with you as follows: First of all, the writing brush has a long
history in China. It represents one of the four treasures of study, which also
include paper, ink and ink stone. Without the writing brush, Chinese painting
and calligraphy could not have achieved such distinct features, and thus would
not have enjoyed such great success around the world. Second, Peking opera is a
national treasure with a history of more than 200 years. Peking opera has become
more and more popular with people all over the world, and it has made an
excellent contribution to cultural exchange between China and the West.
Finally, Clay Figurine Zhang is a wonderful and unique national work of art.
Clay Figurine Zhang has a variety of themes, which have gained wide acceptance
and recognition. In recent years, Clay Figurine Zhang has been serving as a
bridge of cultural exchanges between China and other countries.
By the way, do you have any other help? If there is any demand, I would be very
happy to help. I am looking forward to your coming.
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